У Львові "варвари" невідомі облили черво Львів
У Львові "варвари" невідомі облили червоною фарбою пам'ятник українському політичному діячеві Степану Бандері
Сьогодні вночі невідомі облили червоною фарбою пам'ятник Степану Бандері.
"Всім, кому так заважає Бандера, треба зрозуміти, що славу і місце в історії України неможливо замалювати фарбою", - мер Львова Андрій Садовий.
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Президент України Володимир Зеленський незважаючи на карантин, влаштував вечірку на честь свого дня народження в квартирі співвласника студії "Квартал-95" і бізнес-партнера Ігоря Коломойського Тимура Міндіча в Києві.
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Саме так, у Львівській школі вчителька навчає своїх учнів
Під час перерви між заступником директора школи з виховної роботи та учнем 6-А класу виник конфлікт, в ході якого вчителька застосувала фізичну силу.
Вчителька кілька разів ударив долонею школяра по потилиці. Однокласники учня зняли все на відео і поширили його в соцмережах. На відео видно, як вчителька смикає учня за руку, а потім кілька разів б'є його по голові. При цьому вона кричить на хлопчика. На оприлюдненому відео не вдається розібрати частину зі слів вчительки.
Львів відмовився від тотального локдауну на святкові дні
Градоначальник Львова Андрій Садовий заявив про стабільну ситуацію в місті і не введення повної карантину під час свят.
Львів на Різдвяні свята буде популярним у туристів, а ситуація буде підлягати щоденному моніторингу.
Наприклад, ми розуміємо, що Різдво скасувати не можна, адже у нас в цей час завжди особлива атмосфера у Львові. Дуже багато людей хочуть її побачити, і це потрібно врахувати, тому що ніякі заборони не діятимуть. Я дотримуюся думки, що потрібно щодня моніторити ситуацію і більше робити посилів з точки зору масочного режиму і дотримання карантину.
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Some baby foods tainted with 'dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals', congressional report finds - Fox Business
The report is urging U.S. regulators to set maximum levels permitted in baby foods and to require manufacturers to test finished products for heavy metals
A new investigation by the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy has found high levels of toxic metals in several organic and store brand baby foods manufactured by companies including Nurture Inc, Hain Celestial Group Inc, Beech-Nut Nutrition, Nestle-owned Gerber, Walmart, Sprout Organic Foods, and Campbell. JOHNSON & JOHNSON SUBMITS SINGLE-DOSE COVID-19 VACCINE CANDIDATE TO FDA FOR EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION According to the subcommittee's findings released on Thursday, the varieties of baby food examined by the panel contained "dangerously high levels" of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. The report said that internal company standards “permit dangerously high levels of toxic heavy metals, and documents revealed that the manufacturers have often sold foods that exceeded those levels.” In addition, congressional investigators called on U.S. regulators to set maximum levels of toxic heavy metals permitted in baby foods and to require manufacturers to test finished products for heavy metals, not just ingredients. Exposure to toxic heavy metals can endanger an infant's neurological development and long-term brain function. CHOBANI LOOKS TO SHEPHERD IT S YOGURT TO AN IPO The subcommittee noted that Nurture, Beech-Nut, Gerber and Hain all cooperated with the investigation, which found toxic heavy metal levels in their products that were "multiples higher than allowed under existing regulations for other products." Meanwhile, investigators claimed Walmart, Sprout Organic Foods and Campbell refused to cooperate. "The Subcommittee is greatly concerned that their lack of cooperation might obscure the presence of even higher levels of toxic heavy metals in their baby food products, compared to their competitors’ products," the subcommittee wrote. However, independent testing of Walmart, Sprout Organic Foods and Campbell's baby food confirmed that the companies' products contained "concerning levels of toxic heavy metals." ANHEUSER-BUSCH INVESTING $1B TO MODERNIZE US FACILITIES The investigation found Nurture sold baby foods containing as much as 180 parts per billion (ppb) of inorganic arsenic, 641 ppb of lead, and 10 ppb of mercury. Over 25% of the products Nurture tested before sale contained over 100 ppb of inorganic arsenic, and the company's testing shows that the typical baby food product it sold contained 60 ppb inorganic arsenic. Almost 20% of the finished baby food products that Nurture tested contained over 10 ppb lead. According to the report, Hain sold finished baby food products containing as much as 129 ppb inorganic arsenic. Hain's ingredients tested as high as 309 ppb of arsenic and 352 ppb of lead, with at least 88 ingredients testing over 20 ppb of lead and six testing over 200 ppb of lead. Hain's ingredients also tested over 20 ppb of cadmium with some testing up to 260 ppb of cadmium. The report also noted Hain gave a secret industry presentation to federal regulators in August 2019 revealed that in 100% of Hain baby foods tested, inorganic arsenic levels were anywhere from 28 to 93 percent higher in the finished baby food than the company estimated they would be based on individual ingredient testing. In addition, the investigation found that Beech-Nut ingredients tested as high as 913.4 ppb of arsenic and that the company routinely used high-arsenic additives that tested over 300 ppb arsenic to address product characteristics such as “crumb softness.” The ingredients also contained as much as 886.9 ppb of lead, with 483 ingredients containing over 5 ppb lead, 89 that contained over 15 ppb lead, and 57 that contained over 20 ppb lead. It also used 105 ingredients that tested over 20 ppb cadmium, with some testing up to 344.55 ppb cadmium. Gerber also was found to use high-arsenic ingredients, including 67 batches of rice flour that had tested over 90 ppb inorganic arsenic. The company also used ingredients that tested as high as 48 ppb lead and used many ingredients containing over 20 ppb lead. About 75 percent of Gerber's carrots contained cadmium in excess of 5 ppb, with some containing up to 87 ppb cadmium. The investigation noted that Hain and Beech-Nut do not test for mercury in baby food, while Gerber rarely tests for mercury. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE Hain Celestial, the baby food market’s No.4. company which makes Earth’s Best said in a statement that it was "disappointed that the Subcommittee report examined outdated data and does not reflect our current practices" and that the report "inaccurately characterized a meeting with the FDA." "Like any food producer, we meet with regulatory and oversight agencies to refine and update our policies and procedures to ensure the safety of our products. As science evolves, so too should our standards and practices, which is why we met with the FDA last year to discuss how to better refine those standards and practices," the company continued. "Following the meeting, we took several steps to reduce the levels of heavy metals in our finished products – including no longer using brown rice in our products that are primarily rice based, changing other ingredients and conducting additional testing of finished product before shipping. Meeting with the FDA did what the regulatory process is supposed to: collaboratively drive improvements that benefit the consumer." Hain added that its internal standards and testing procedures "ensure Earth’s Best products meet or exceed the current federal guidelines" and that it has "consistently supported efforts to reduce naturally occurring heavy metals from our food supply and stands ready to assist the Subcommittee's efforts toward that goal." Representatives for Gerber, Nurture Inc., and Beech-Nut Nutrition did not immediately return FOX Business' request for comment.
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SpaceX filing reveals Starlink internet service has over 10,000 users - Engadget
SpaceX's Starlink internet service is still in beta, but is already used by over 10,000 people
Public beta testing for SpaceX’s satellite-beamed internet service kicked off late last year for people in the US, Canada and the UK, and an FCC application (PDF) tells us a bit about how things are going so far. CNBC points out the filing, which seeks designation for Starlink as an eligible telecommunications carrier, and notes that SpaceX reports over 10,000 people are already using the service. Starlink is seeking designation so it can access the millions of dollars it’s been granted from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to provide service across a number of states. The letter also notes that SpaceX already has more than 1,000 satellites in orbit (it just launched a few more last night), and that its network is showing it can provide more than 100/20 megabits per second connections, as well as less than 31ms of latency for 95 percent of round-trip measurements.
Turkey Uighurs fear sellout to China in exchange for vaccine - Associated Press
BEIJING (AP) — Abdullah Metseydi, a Uighur in Turkey, was readying for bed last month when he heard commotion, then pounding on the door. “Police! Open the door!” A dozen or more officers...
BEIJING (AP) Abdullah Metseydi, a Uighur in Turkey, was readying for bed last month when he heard commotion, then pounding on the door. Police! Open the door! A dozen or more officers poured in, many bearing guns and wearing the camouflage of Turkeys anti-terror force. They asked if Metseydi had participated in any movements against China and threatened to deport him and his wife. They took him to a deportation facility, where he now sits at the center of a brewing political controversy. Opposition legislators in Turkey are accusing Ankaras leaders of secretly selling out Uighurs to China in exchange for coronavirus vaccines. Tens of millions of vials of promised Chinese vaccines have not yet been delivered. Meanwhile, in recent months, Turkish police have raided and detained around 50 Uighurs in deportation centers, lawyers say a sharp uptick from last year. Although no hard evidence has yet emerged for a quid pro quo, these legislators and the Uighurs fear that Beijing is using the vaccines as leverage to win passage of an extradition treaty. The treaty was signed years ago but suddenly ratified by China in December, and could come before Turkish lawmakers as soon as this month. Uighurs say the bill, once law, could bring their ultimate life-threatening nightmare: Deportation back to a country they fled to avoid mass detention. More than a million Uighurs and other largely Muslim minorities have been swept into prisons and detention camps in China, in what China calls an anti-terrorism measure but the United States has declared a genocide. Im terrified of being deported, said Melike, Metseydis wife, through tears, declining to give her last name for fear of retribution. Im worried for my husbands mental health. Suspicions of a deal emerged when the first shipment of Chinese vaccines was held up for weeks in December. Officials blamed permit issues. But even now, Yildirim Kaya, a legislator from Turkeys main opposition party, said that China has delivered only a third of the 30 million doses it promised by the end of January. Turkey is largely reliant on Chinas Sinovac vaccine to immunize its population against the virus, which has infected some 2.5 million and killed over 26,000. Such a delay is not normal. We have paid for these vaccines, Kaya said. Is China blackmailing Turkey? Kaya said hes formally asked the Turkish government about pressure from China but has not yet received a response. Both Turkish and Chinese authorities insist that the extradition bill isnt meant to target Uighurs for deportation. Chinese state media called such concerns smearing, and foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin denied any connection between vaccines and the treaty. I think your speculation is unfounded, Wang said at a Thursday press briefing. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in December that the vaccine delay was not related to the issue of the Uighurs. We do not use the Uighurs for political purposes, we defend their human rights, Cavusoglu said. But though very few have actually been deported for now, the recent detentions have sent a chill through Turkeys estimated 50,000-strong Uighur community. And in recent weeks, the Turkish ambassador in Beijing has praised Chinas vaccines while adding that Ankara values judicial cooperation with China code, many Uighurs fear, for a possible crackdown. In the past, a small number of Uighurs have traveled to Syria to train with militants. But most Uighurs in Turkey shun jihadis and worry they are hurting the Uighur cause. Lawyers representing the detained Uighurs say that in most cases, the Turkish police have no evidence of links to terror groups. Ankara law professor Ilyas Dogan believes the detentions are politically motivated. They have no concrete evidence, said Dogan, who is representing six Uighurs now in deportation centers, including Metseydi. Theyre not being serious. Even if the bill is ratified, Dogan doubts there would be mass deportations, given widespread public sympathy for the Uighurs in Turkey. But he believes the chances of individuals being deported would go up significantly. Because of shared cultural ties, Turkey has long been a safe haven for the Uighurs, a Turkic group native to Chinas far west Xinjiang region. Turkish President Recep Erdogan denounced Chinas treatment of the Uighurs as genocide over a decade ago. That all changed with an attempted coup in Turkey in 2016, which prompted a mass purge and alienated Erdogan from Western governments. Waiting to fill the void was China, which is loaning and investing billions in Turkey. Signs of strong economic ties abound, big and small: An exporter with business in China was appointed Turkeys ambassador to Beijing. A Chinese-funded $1.7 billion coal plant is rising on the banks of Turkeys Mediterranean sea. Istanbuls airport obtained the worlds first Chinese Friendly Airport certification, setting aside check-in counters to receive thousands of tourists from Shanghai and Beijing. And President Erdogans once-fiery rhetoric has turned dull and diplomatic, praising Chinas leaders for their assistance. China also began requesting the extradition of many more Uighurs from Turkey. In one leaked 2016 extradition request first reported by Axios and obtained independently by The Associated Press, Chinese officials asked for the extradition of a Uighur former cellphone vendor, accusing him of promoting the Islamic State terror group online. The vendor was arrested but eventually released and cleared of charges. Abdurehim Parac, a Uighur poet detained twice in the past few years, said even detention in Turkey was hotel-like compared to the hellish conditions he was subjected to during three years in Chinese prison. Imim was eventually released after a judge cleared his name. But he has difficulty sleeping at night out of fear that the extradition bill might be ratified, and called the pressure unbearable. Death awaits me in China, he said. Rising fears are already prompting an influx of Uighurs moving to Germany, the Netherlands, and other European countries. Some are so desperate theyre even sneaking across borders illegally, said Ali Kutad, who fled China for Turkey in 2016. Turkey is our second homeland, Kutad said. Were really afraid. ___ Mehmet Guzel in Istanbul contributed to this report. Fraser reported from Ankara.