Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SPORT - nerds ride in the ring

In the Times dated March 7, a title catches the eye: "French intellectuals out of an existential crisis by playing hands." At the heart of the French capital, "in these prestigious universities where we admire old Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, new idols have emerged, for example called Mohammed Ali and Rocky Balboa," says the British daily.

According to figures developed by the French Federation of University Sports, the number of students boxers have doubled in five years in the Parisian faculties. The University Pierre and Marie Curie, in the fifth arrondissement of Paris, now has its regulars. The night when the Times correspondent there is a round, fourteen students shared the ring: ten boys and four girls, including Julian, in seventh grade student of oriental languages \u200b\u200band specialist in contemporary Chinese literature, or Elodie and Agnes Both 21 years old, apprentice chemists who like to be able to "unwind".

An Indonesian survive the tsunamis in Japan and 2004

Jakarta. .- An Indonesian citizen and can claim to have survived the 2004 tsunami and the one that struck Japan last Friday, which has so far caused 10,000 dead, wounded and missing in the national press reported today. Zahrul Fuadi, 39, was in Sendai when the earthquake of 9 degrees on the Richter scale and the subsequent tsunami, and now expected to repatriate in an evacuation center in Tokyo.

Dozens injured in clashes between opponents and loyal to the Yemeni regime

Dozens of protesters and faithful to the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, were injured Wednesday in clashes in the coastal city of Al Hadida, west of the country. The incidents occurred when police and supporters of Saleh prevented some opponents go to a place where they celebrated a festival organized by the opposition demanding the resignation of the president's power, explained the witness.

INDIA - New Delhi tries to appease his paranoia

After years of silence, the Indian government has officially recognized on March 4 the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Dorje Ogyen as religious leader of Tibet, "the second after the Dalai Lama," said Interior Minister GK Pillai. The young man of 25 years, both recognized by the Dalai Lama and enthroned by the Chinese government, fled Tibet in 1999 to join India, which has always viewed with suspicion his past relationships with government Chinese.

Of a fire in the reactor 4 of the central Fukushima

Tokyo. (Writing and agencies) .- A new incident shakes the Fukushima nuclear plant: after three explosions in recent days and the appearance of cracks in the reactor vessel 2, an explosion a few minutes before 23:00 (Spanish time ) in the reactor 4 has caused a fire that is assigned to the reactor 4 of the plant.

The situation in the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan now entered critical phase of a fire and a new explosiónque sparked fears of a massive leak of radioactivity, which is already being felt in Tokyo, and the declaration of a no-fly radio 30 km. In addition, a strong aftershock of 6.3 magnitude in the area has added tension to the nuclear crisis in the country.

Berlusconi: Up to 33 girls I think too many even for a thirty

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denies that 33 girls, including lower then Ruby, are the subject of prostitution in one of their parties because, among other things, seem "too", and ensures that it will go on television and court to explain everything. In an interview published today in the newspaper 'La Repubblica', Berlusconi comes to meet the new details about the case that the prosecution Ruby Milan announced yesterday in reporting the conclusion of the investigation to the three people allegedly involved in your environment in the matter.

BAHRAIN - The tactics of King

Faced with the challenge to the street, the monarchy of Bahrain initially responded with the brutal repression: the record is 7 dead and dozens injured. She could this be based on an army largely composed of recently naturalized foreigners, not likely to socialize with people. When it turned out that this did not prevent the demonstrators to persevere, King Hamad ibn Isa Al-Khalifa has made a complete turnaround.

France shall review the security system of all its nuclear plants

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, today announced it will order a review of security systems of all the plants in his country in view of what happened in the Japanese atomic power plant in Fukushima. "We will carry out safety tests of each plant in France, which will be controlled in the light of the lessons to be taken from the catastrophe of Fukushima and the results of these checks will be made public," said the head of government before deputies the country, told Efe that collects.

Gadhafi's son says Libya paid the electoral campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy

Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al Islam, has revealed in an interview with the Euronews channel his father's presidential campaign financed current French President Nicolas Sarkozy. When asked what opinion he deserved that France was the first country to recognize the Transitional National Council (of the rebels, based in Benghazi), Saif al Islam replied: "First, Sarkozy to Libya should return money took to finance his campaign.

OMAN - A distinguished despot

In the tranquil Sultanate of Oman, two demonstrators were killed Feb. 27 during clashes with security forces in Sohar, the main industrial center, north of the capital, Muscat. The claims are the same as those proclaimed everywhere in other Arab countries denouncing government corruption, demand jobs, more justice, political reform and freedom of expression.

However, "the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said, in power since 1970, after filing its father is an educated man: a great lover of classical music he created in 1985, the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra" The Guardian notes in a tone of praise. With 3 million inhabitants, of whom 43% are under 15 years, and oil wealth, which represents nearly 65% \u200b\u200bof GDP, the Sultanate of Oman has embarked on the path to prosperity: modern infrastructure, hospitals and education in development.

Marine Le Pen calls to control immigration from France and Spain

ROME .- The president of the French extreme right party National Front, Marine Le Pen, suggested today that the use of Article 2.2 of the Schengen Treaty to allow control of the borders between Italy and France, and between Spain and France to meet illegal immigration. The MEP, who yesterday visited the Italian island of Lampedusa, where the boats arrive with African immigrants, appeared today at a press conference at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Rome.

WHO rules out health risks outside the nuclear zone

The World Health Organization (WHO) has come out against rumors that suggest that a radioactive cloud moving to Asia, and is causing alarm in several countries. According to the agency, currently there is no evidence that there has been a significant expansion of the radiation outside of Japan. The WHO representative in China, Michael O'Leary, said in a statement that the UN agency wants "to ensure governments and citizens that at this moment there is no evidence of any international expansion from nuclear installations, affected seriously by the earthquake and tsunami recorded last Friday.

ARAB WORLD - All bullies are not similar

Analyze a situation requires prior awards. However, in these times of upheaval in the Arab world, the distinctions through the cracks. Contrary to what some neocons, all autocrats are not bad and should not be overturned. The moral differences between a dictator and another are as great as those between dictators and democrats.

There are benevolent dictators and we must not turn our backs. Vision, perceived legitimacy, existence of a social contract and the ability to make society more institutionally complex, and ready for more freedom, these are the characteristics of a good dictator. Libya's Gaddafi, for example, is not even in the same category as Oman Qaboos ibn Said, the Sultanate which has seen violent protests by young people a few days ago.

Evacuated all residents within a radius of 20 km around Fukushima

Barcelona. (Editorial) .- The Japanese police have announced that all residents within the security perimeter of 20 kilometers around the Fukushima nuclear plant have been evacuated. Police and staff of the SDF have led residents to safe areas and have worked all night to relocate to 450 patients in hospitals and nursing homes.

The police cars are patrolling the area between 20 and 30 kilometers of the facility and urging to ensure that all residents stay home with the windows closed, an estimated 140,000 people are in this situation. For its part, the major European and Asian airlines have begun to take steps to avoid flying over Tokyo, diverting planes to the South, while growing fears of contamination.

Five days after the earthquake, Emperor Akihito urges calm

The Japanese emperor, Akihito, has addressed in a televised speech to a grieving nation. Five days after the severe earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese urges calm now live with the fear of a nuclear disaster. Through the public broadcaster NHK, Akihito, 77, has told the Japanese people who pray for the welfare of as many survivors as possible after the disaster.

With a sad and stoic appearance explained that problems in nuclear reactors in Japan, where the authorities try to prevent a nuclear catastrophe, are unpredictable and is "deeply concerned" after an earthquake described as "an unprecedented scale." The main television networks interrupted regular programming to broadcast the first public appearance of the Emperor since the devastating earthquake.

Zhang Chunxian, Party secretary of Xinjiang (China)

The G8 agrees to stop the war in Libya

Paris - The foreign ministers of the G8, the Group of Seven industrialized countries and Russia failed to agree at a meeting in Paris in an intervention to stop the progress of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, against rebels opposition. "I have not yet convinced," said French minister of industry and meeting host, Alain Juppe, their colleagues at the meeting, while expressing fears that Gaddafi reconquer the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Armed mercenaries

There are shops burned at the foot of the road and the pavement of the road is bumpy. But that's nothing compared to how it was before the bazaar of Salar. Salar, in the province of Wardak, is a town located about 75 kilometers from the Afghan capital, near the main highway linking Kabul with southern Afghanistan and has become a regular venue where the Taliban attack convoys of trucks traveling on this road and carry on all supplies for the international troops.

Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia

Bahrain decreed a state of emergency to stop protests

Manama Bahrain .- The Government today declared a state of emergency in the country to try to quell political protests that have been developed there for a month, the official agency bareiní, BNA. The measure, which will run for three months, adding to the arrival on Monday, troops sent by General Council member countries of the Gulf to support bareiníes security forces in maintaining order in this small Gulf kingdom Persian.

Workers return to the central despite high levels of radiation

The nuclear alert does not stop in Japan and the situation in the Fukushima nuclear power change minute by minute as it continues growing fear that the explosions and fires that have suffered all the reactors at the plant triggering a radioactive leak more. The rise in the levels of radioactivity in the central enclosure for a few hours forced the evacuation of the last 50 workers who remained on campus to register a significant increase in radiation levels, as confirmed by the Japanese nuclear agency.

Still some way before the revolution ...

Please note, dear readers, what you read in our file on the dictators of the Middle East may surprise you. First is the iconoclastic views of Robert D. Kaplan. For the famous American journalist, well-versed in the region, we must distinguish the good from the bad, the enlightened despot of the autocrat bounded.

If the latter deserves to be hunted, the first must have a reprieve, said Kaplan, author of the essay The Coming Anarchy (Anarchy coming). Because, thanks to its policy benevolent despot contributes to the formation of middle classes in his country indispensable foundation for the establishment of democracy.

TEPCO Naoto Kan, "What the hell is going on?"

Barcelona. (Editorial) .- The tension between the Japanese government and the company that owns the nuclear power plant (TEPCO) Fukushima grows by the hour. Kyodo news agency reports that Prime Minister Naoto Kan has infuriated with executives at TEPCO for delays in the arrival of his office information on the latest explosion at the plant.

NHK television said the executives Kan snapped: "What the hell is going on?". Japanese Prime Minister also requested not to remove TEPCO employees of the facility, after it emerged that there remain only fifty of the 800 workers at the plant

Libyan rebels: What conquest Qaddafi for the day as we return at night

On the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya (160 km from Benghazi), in eastern Libya on Tuesday there were fierce clashes between rebels and troops of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. The government said it had conquered new territories, but the rebels also claimed to have driven the attackers to Ajdabiya and have arrested numerous soldiers.

The bombing of Qaddafi's planes, supported by artillery shells launched from warships positioned off the coast of Ajdabiya, allowed ground forces approaching the city and subjected to intense artillery fire, according to the chain Qatari Al-Jazeera. The troops of the regime in Tripoli gained access to some suburbs of the city and control and its eastern and western, while the rebels have retreated into the city center, according to a correspondent of the Qatari.

WEST AFRICA - Meeting the challenge of counterfeit drugs

To fight against counterfeit drugs reaching alarming proportions, the Pfizer held on 9 and 10 March in Dakar a meeting between decision makers from seven countries in West Africa, rapporteSud Daily. The daily recalls that the Dakar Africa is the continent most affected by the scourge that "endangers the health of populations." According to available statistics, the counterfeiting generates a turnover of 219 billion CFA francs [334 million] in the world.

A strong aftershock heightens the risk in the Fukushima nuclear plant

Tokyo. .- An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred today in the Fukushima coast, where the nuclear power plant have been confirmed radioactive leaks. This earthquake in Fukushima has been strongest so far this day, with an intensity 3 on the Japanese scale of 7, which focuses on the scope of the quake.

The French Government said today that the accident risk nuclearJapón is "extremely high" in which recent developments seem to lead to a nuclear catastrophe. These comments came after this early burst a third reactor and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that there is fire in the storage of spent fuel and reactor 4 is coming radioactivity into the atmosphere.

Chu Obama promises to strengthen U.S. nuclear industry

President Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu has defended the record of nuclear power in the United States and pledged to "learn from the experience of Japan to further strengthen the nuclear industry in America" \u200b\u200b(in the words of Congress Chu .) "The plants have been designed to withstand certain levels of earthquakes," Obama has stated, told CBS.

"But that said, nothing is completely safe. So every time something like this happens, it is important to examine how we can improve safety and plant operation." Far from announcing a 'break' nuclear in the U.S., Obama has said that what happened in Japan should serve "to improve technologies and to address additional concerns about the security that people can have." According to the President, the Energy Regulatory Commission Nuclear is "constantly monitoring the seismic activity and assessing the risks." For his part, Energy Secretary Steven Chu has defended the need for nuclear energy pie in the future in the U.S., with projected growth of wind and solar.

Bahrain: Pearl of the dead in evacuation center

In the operation, according to the opposition, at least five demonstrators were killed and more than 200 were injured in the capital of Bahrain, Manama. State television reported the death of two policemen.

UNITED STATES - Top anti-Muslim frenzy in Washington

It has often happened in the U.S. that a religion or ethnic group is singled out and be subjected to discrimination, demonization, imprisonment or worse. However, there have always been people to stand up bravely against this injustice. We would really need such people today. Peter King, a member of the State of New York, seems to feel resentment towards the Muslim community of the United States.

The Spanish Nuclear Safety Council recommends against travel to Japan

Madrid. .- The Nuclear Safety Council has recommended not to travel to Japan. The regulatory body has made this recommendation through the Twitter of the Ministry of Communication, Ministry of the Presidency. In addition, the Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, will meet at 12.00 at the Moncloa Palace with the president of the Nuclear Safety Council, Carmen Martínez Ten, to analyze the nuclear alarm that exists in Japan, as reported the Executive.

Foreigners flee the nuclear threat

There is not any doubt. The situation just seemed alarming has become a burst of panic. Tokyo yesterday woke up with power cuts and nuclear alarms that hung over the city. In the afternoon the initial chaos became a quest to move and the nuclear threat into a reality with the second explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power around 02.00 am, Spanish time.

Nipponese televisions away from reporting this fact by issuing messages were "in control" while in international was already talk of "nuclear chaos." We decided it was time to go away like many of the foreigners who had endured far more than 200 aftershocks and the constant denials of Japan's government to recognize the extreme seriousness of the situation.

Gaddafi planes again bombed civilian vehicles and reach Ajdabiya

Air Force bombed Muammar Gaddafi back Ajdabiya City, the last major city held by the rebels before Benghazi, east of the country, reaching civilian vehicles, according to a correspondent of Qatari Al-Jazeera network. The same source said the aircraft made four different bombing Gaddafi on the west side of the city and that there have been deaths among the passengers of the vehicles made.

The four series of bombings were carried out with 15 minute intervals. At least four vehicles to families trying to go from Ajadabiya Brega neighboring city were hit by bombs and there were casualties among its occupants, according to the correspondent of Al Jazeera. Ajdabiya City Aviation has bases and currently represents the limit of the area controlled by rebels in the east of the country.

FOOTBALL - The Terek Grozny, a club like any other?

The radioactivity is multiplied by ten to 100 miles from Tokyo

Tokyo. .- The Japanese authorities today warned of increased levels of radiation after the explosion and fire occurred this morning at the Fukushima nuclear plant, which have been banned from flying over the risk of contamination. Radiation levels in Maebashi City, about 100 kilometers north of Tokyo, increase tenfold the normal values \u200b\u200bthe agency Kyodo reported, quoting local government.

The baby gave hope

Just four months and has already survived one of the worst disasters that will probably live throughout his life. Under the rubble and mud, a baby only four months has managed to survive three days before rescuers found him in the devastated town of Ishinomaki. Army members were destroyed house by house recovering the bodies of hundreds of men and women buried under the tsunami that followed the earthquake on Friday.

SAUDI ARABIA - The kingdom is very unfortunate

There is an urgent question to ask yourself: our situation in Saudi Arabia it is better than in Tunisia or Egypt? What provoked the anger of these two peoples to the point they brought down the regime? Is unemployment, corruption and tyranny that allowed men of influence to commit their crimes with impunity against the people.

All this is also present here. As for freedom of expression, the situation in Saudi Arabia is much worse than in Mubarak's Egypt. If anyone dared to write here about a prince that could be read there about the president, he would disappear in just one of those prisons where people are rotting in the thousands.

Sendai, mile 0 of the tsunami

The road passes through the small town of Nishikigaoka. On one side, long lines of people waiting their turn in silence, facing the door of a large supermarket. A little further up, on the other side, the line is motorists patiently waiting their turn to fill part of the deposit. They are the first signs that we near the city of Sendai, the capital of Miyagi province, one of the hardest hit by the tsunami that followed the earthquake of nine degrees on Friday struck the northeastern coast of Japan in the worst earthquake history.

The reconstruction of Japan after the earthquake will cost almost 130,000 million euros

Following the disaster caused by the devastating earthquake that hit Japan last Friday, the country is now facing a process of reconstruction will cost at least U.S. $ 180,000 million (128,000 million euros), although many analysts say this figure could be even higher. This amounts to 3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 50% more invested in the country after the Kobe earthquake in 1995.

The world's third largest economy should recover much of its infrastructure, including roads, railways and ports around the country. As acknowledged by Japan's Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, Japan is facing "the worst crisis since the end of the Second World War." The quake struck Friday with particular violence in the region, northeastern Japan, which represents between 6% and 8% of GDP.

SAUDI ARABIA - Facing the challenge, stick out his Riyadh

On 4 March, the Saudi government sent 10,000 security forces in the Shiite provinces of the north-east, blocking access to Dammam and other cities with buses full of soldiers in preparation for mobilization that now called "the revolution of Hunayn. The worst nightmare for Saudi Arabia - the arrival of the new wave of rebellion and insurrection in the kingdom - now weighs on the House of Saud.

A third explosion may have caused a leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant

Tokyo. .- A new explosion occurred today in the No. 2 reactor nuclear power plant in Fukushima, northeastern Japan, the third that originates in the same facilities after the earthquake on Friday. In addition, there has been a fire in the building that houses the reactor number 4 of the nuclear plant, which has already been extinguished.

The operator of the plant, TEPCO reported that in extinguishing the fire, caused by a buildup of hydrogen, U.S. Army troops participated, according to the Asahi newspaper's Web site. The fire in the reactor 4, which reported the Japanese government, joined the existing issues in reactors 1, 2 and 3 of the Fukushima No.

About 60 migrants drown trying to reach Lampedusa

About 60 migrants drowned on the night of Sunday to Monday to dump the boat in the direction they were traveling from Tunisia to Lampedusa (Italy), narrated by another group of North Africans who traveled on a barge nearby. They explained that, suddenly, near the Tunisian coast as the barge capsized and most of them could not swim, disappeared into the waters of the Mediterranean, while only five were saved.

MYANMAR - Long queues of asylum seekers

Past five years, 65,000 Burmese refugees living in nine camps scattered along the Thai border have been granted asylum in a third country, reported the Mizzima webzine Newssur the basis of a report by the NGO Thai-Burma Border Consortium (TBBC). More than 11,000 of them have received the precious last year.

The United States took in three quarters. But at 31 December 2010, they were still some 140,000 people in the camps on Thai soil.

Denounce U.S. to employ Guatemalans in experiments on syphilis

Washington. .- Hundreds of Guatemalans subject to experiments with syphilis by the United States in Guatemala in the decade of 40 of the last century today filed a lawsuit in Washington against the government seeking compensation, said one of the law firms that represent . The lawsuit, on behalf of some 700 prisoners, soldiers, mental patients and orphans, seeking monetary compensation for health problems they developed as a result of these experiments, detailed phone law firm Parker Waichman and Alonso.

There are already 2,700 more than 3,700 dead and missing in the earthquake

Japanese authorities have risen to 3,372 dead and 6,746 of the disappeared by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Friday in the Northeast, according to the latest count of the police. These new data raise more than 600 deaths the previous balance of the security forces Nipponese. Of the total of confirmed deaths, just over a thousand have been identified and about 400 bodies have been returned to their families, according to the local agency Kyodo.