Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rotherham Abuse Scandal: Home Secretary Speaks

Russia Today offers dialogue, Ukraine Today shuts the door

В Актобе пассажир автобуса зверски избил кондуктора

ISIS claims to behead American journalist Steven Sotloff

Ebola Vaccine: How Close Are We?

Nessuna conferma attuale circa la veridicita' del filmato della decapitazione di Stoloff

From Pravda about Tymoshenko (via twitter)


Гурген Григорян: Тимошенко еще не сказала последнего слова

Заместитель главного редактора газеты "Неделя" Гурген Григорян в интервью корреспонденту Pravda.Ru рассказал о расстановке сил во властных кругах Украины.

— Можно ли говорить, что сейчас в украинской власти существует несколько группировок, которые, несмотря на войну на юго-востоке страны, находятся в состоянии активного противоборства?
— Я считаю, что, несмотря на то, что большинство украинских политиков объединяются в общей теме русского врага, внешнего врага, об этом говорят и Порошенко, и Яценюк, и Тимошенко, и Коломойский, внутри у них есть клановая борьба.
Ближайшие соратники Тимошенко переметнулись в партию Порошенко, они считают, что он сейчас сильный, при власти. Одни хотят сохранить свои должности, другие — свой бизнес. Внутреннее противоречие между ними есть, и чем оно закончится, еще неизвестно.
Думаю, Тимошенко еще не сказала своего последнего слова, тем более, что она уже заключила альянс, или в ближайшее время заключит с Коломойским, который является первым противником Порошенко.

Gurgen Grigoryan: Tymoshenko has not said the last word 
Deputy editor of the newspaper "Week" Gurgen Grigoryan in an interview with Pravda.Ru spoke about the balance of power in government circles of Ukraine. 
- Can we say that now in the Ukrainian government, there are several groups that, despite the war in the south-east of the country, are in a state of active warfare? 
- I believe that, despite the fact that most Ukrainian politicians are united in a common theme of the Russian enemy, an external enemy, talking about it and Poroshenko and Yatseniuk, Tymoshenko and Kolomoysky, inside they have a clan struggle. The closest allies of Tymoshenko's gone over to the party Poroshenko, they believe that he is now strong in power. Some want to keep their jobs, while others - your business. Internal contradiction between them is, and how it will end remains to be seen. 
I think that Tymoshenko has not yet said its last word, especially as it has already formed an alliance, or soon will conclude with Kolomoiskiy, which is the first opponent Poroshenko.
Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News (via Pravda) - Translation  by Mikhail Lermontov

Siria, l'Is diffonde video con la decapitazione del reporter Usa Steven Sotloff

Siria-Decapitazione di Sotloff
Lo Stato Islamico ha rilasciato un video con la decapitazione di Steven Sotloff, l'altro giornalista nelle mani dei miliziani islamici. Nel filmato di 2'46'' - dal titolo "Un secondo messaggio all'America - viene mostrata l'esecuzione del reporter americano 31enne, rapito in Siria. Lo riferisce il New York Times che cita il SITE Intelligence Group che abitualmente monitora i siti web jihadisti. A parlare è ancora una volta il boia soprannominato John il britannico: "Sono tornato Obama, sono tornato per la tua politica estera arrogante verso lo Stato Islamico", le sue parole. 

Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News

Kazakhstan MP responds to Vladimir Putin's statement on lack of statehood in Kazakhstan


Maulen Ashimbayev, Chairman of the Majilis Committee for International Affairs, Defense and Security, has commented on the much-talked-about statement on Kazakhstan’s statehood made by President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Tengrinews reports. In his Q and A session on August 29 Russia's Putin praised President Nazarbayev for creating a state "in a territory that had never had a state before" and maintained that "the Kazakhs had no statehood" before. This statement raised a rumble among the population of the neighbouring Kazakhstan that felt that their history was being misinterpreted. “I believe it is incorrect to assert that there had been no statehood at Kazakhstan's territory. Maybe the statement was taken out of the context in which it occurred. Maybe it was an impromptu statement, rather than a carefully prepared one. However, I believe it is wrong to say there was no statehood in Kazakhstan”, Mr. Ashimbayev told the journalists before the joint sitting of the Parliament today.
“We are all aware our statehood goes back to centuries ago. The roots of the statehood go back to the era of the Great Turk State. After that we were part of the Golden Horde, which was followed by periods of individual Kazakh khans. All these were distinct milestones of the statehood in Kazakhstan’s territory. Therefore we cannot agree that Kazakhstan had no statehood,” he said. At the same time he warned against overly dramatising the situation. “The political situation is rather emotionally charged over the developments in Ukraine. Some phrases might have been taken out of context,” he added.

Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News (via AK Zhaik)

Other 12 victims in the scandal of Rotherham

Twelve more victims have come forward with allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham, police have said. South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton said the dozen had reported the claims since a damning report was published last week into a child sex exploitation scandal in the town. The Jay Report criticised the failure of both Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police to respond to the abuse of 1,400 young people between 1997 and 2013. The report detailed harrowing examples of girls from the town - many of them in local authority care - who were raped, trafficked and threatened with extreme violence.
Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News

Sotloff killed by IS

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29038217An Islamic State video has appeared which purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist being held hostage by the militants. Mr Sotloff, 31, disappeared in Syria in 2013. He appeared at the end of a video last month which showed fellow US journalist James Foley being killed. After Mr Foley's death, Mr Sotloff's mother appealed to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to save her son's life. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said US officials were checking the reports. The US has recently carried out dozens of air strikes against IS targets in Iraq. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says the apparent beheading is a way for IS to get back at the US for its actions.The video shows a masked figure together with Mr Sotloff, who is dressed in an orange jumpsuit. The masked man describes the act he is about to commit as retribution for the US air strikes. "I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State... despite our serious warnings," the fighter said.
Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News (via BBC)

BREAKING NEWS - Anche il secondo giornalista ostaggio degli estremisti e' stato decapitato

Reports Of Second US Journalist Beheaded By IS

A video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff is released by the Islamic State entitled, A Second Message To America.

Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador: Increased activity


Seismologists in Ecuador say the Tungurahua volcano is showing increased activity. About 40 explosions were registered on Monday and even though their intensity diminished, experts have not ruled out a renewed sudden increase. An ash cloud up to 3km (1.8 miles) in height has been rising from the volcano over the past few days. Tungurahua, which had been dormant until 1999, lies 135km (85 miles) south-east of the capital, Quito.
Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News

Russian sex Geckos 'died together in space but weren't mummified'

Geko in the space
Autopsies performed on Russia's infamous sex geckos indicate that they died en masse about two days prior to their return to earth, leading scientist Sergei Savelyev said Tuesday. Russian news reports had claimed earlier that the geckos were found frozen and "mummified," a claim resolutely denied by Savelyev, the man in charge of the experiment. Their mission was simple: have sex in order to facilitate research on the effects of microgravity on reproduction.
They were launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan nearly two months ago to carry out a 60-day mission. But citing the mission's apparent success, Russia's space agency Roscosmos announced last week that the crew would return home after only 44 days in orbit. Sadly, the entire crew of sex geckos was found dead on arrival in Orenburg on Monday. Savelyev told reporters that autopsies were expected to be conducted on the entire five-gecko crew by the end of Tuesday.

Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News

Man Throws Stone at Woman for Not Standing for Russian National Anthem

Russian man throws a stone

A beachgoer in southern Russia has faced a backlash of online criticism for reportedly throwing a stone at a woman for failing to stand for the national anthem. The incident supposedly took place at a bar in the Black Sea resort of Anapa when a DJ asked for "all those who love their homeland to stand up [for the anthem] and throw stones at those who don't," according to an account posted on Facebook by the woman's sister, Natalya Zakharova.
As the woman remained seated, she was approached by a middle-aged man who hurled verbal abuse and threw a stone at her, said Zakharova, who uploaded pictures of the alleged offender with the words: "I attach photos of the bastard."
Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News

Exchange Rate Volatility Won't Deter Russia From Floating Ruble

Russian money
As the ruble weakens to record levels against the dollar and euro, Russia's Central Bank is preparing to let it float free, likely leading to a short-term inflation hike and further devaluing the currency, financial analysts said Tuesday.
In the long run, however, the removal of currency controls will lead to a healthier economy that favors sustained investment rather than speculative trading, they said. An economic slump and six months of crisis in Ukraine have caused the ruble to devalue sharply. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday the ruble was trading at 37.45 to the dollar, just short of the record of 37.5 to the dollar it reached on Monday. The Russian currency was at 42.7 rubles to the dual-currency euro-dollar basket the Central Bank uses to monitor the ruble's value, close to the 43.3 ruble historical maximum set in March. The Central Bank said it would start buying currency to support the ruble if it weakened to 44.4 rubles to the basket.
Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News

Putin says he could take Kyiv in a fortnight

Putin and Kyiv
Italian daily paper La Repubblica has reported that in a phone call to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Vladimir Putin claimed he could capture Kyiv in a fortnight if he wanted to.
But the Kremlin claims the remarks have been reported out of context and that the Russian president only meant to illustrate why Russian troops were not deployed in Ukraine.
Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News

NUPLAZID™ (Pimavanserin) for Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to NUPLAZID™ (pimavanserin) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis. NUPLAZID is a selective serotonin inverse agonist and, if approved, will establish a new and distinctly different pharmacological approach to treating psychosis. NUPLAZID has successfully completed a pivotal Phase III trial in Parkinson’s disease psychosis, which the FDA has agreed can serve as the basis, together with supportive data from other studies, for a New Drug Application (NDA). ACADIA plans to submit the NUPLAZID NDA to the FDA near the end of this year.

Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News (via ANSA AP)

Arrestato medico tuffaldino

Medico furbo
Un medico ortopedico è stato arrestato a Sassari dai carabinieri con l'accusa di truffa aggravata ai danni del Sistema sanitario nazionale, falso, abuso d'ufficio e peculato. Secondo gli inquirenti, lo specialista svolgeva arbitrariamente attività professionale di carattere privato nel Centro di medicina sportiva e fisioterapia gestito dalla moglie. Registrava la propria presenza all'Asl, con cui aveva un rapporto di esclusività, e invece si recava nell'ambulatorio della consorte. Dalle prime ore di oggi un dirigente medico in servizio all'Asl di Sassari si trova così ai arresti domiciliari in esecuzione di un'ordinanza cautelare emessa dal gip ed eseguita dai militari del Nas di Sassari al termine di un'indagine complessa, avviata dalla Procura sassarese nella primavera del 2013 e protrattasi per oltre un anno, che ha portato ad accertare una serie di condotte illecite compiute dal medico.

Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News (via ANSA AP)

Prostituzione a Bari

Avrebbero sfruttato prostitute italiane e straniere predisponendo book fotografici da postare in internet in aree dedicate ad incontri a sfondo sessuale. I carabinieri del Comando provinciale di Bari stanno eseguendo in queste ore diverse misure cautelari nell'ambito di un'operazione antiprostituzione della Procura della Repubblica di Trani. Gli inquirenti contestano agli indagati, tutti imparentati tra loro, i reati di associazione per delinquere finalizzata allo sfruttamento della prostituzione. Tra le vittime anche una ragazza affetta da un grave disturbo della personalità.

Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News (via ANSA AP)

In duemila ai funerali dei 4 piloti deceduti nell'incidente dei due Tornado

Funerali piloti Tornado
In duemila hanno partecipato ai funerali dei quattro piloti dell'Aeronautica morti nello scontro fra Tornado del 19 agosto scorso. 
La celebrazione è avvenuta all'interno di un hangar della base aerea e l'altare è stato posizionato tra due tornado. Presenti il Ministro della Difesa Pinotti e il presidente della Regione Maroni.

Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News (via ANSA AP)

Terrore a Jesi per uomo con machete

Nigerian Machete
Era stato arrestato poco tempo fa per avere preso a testate un carabiniere, ma era subito tornato in libertà O.P., il ventiseienne bloccato ieri sera dagli uomini dell'Arma e dalla polizia dopo che si era aggirato per circa un'ora nel centro storico di Jesi, minacciando i passanti con due machete rubati in un'armeria.  C'erano anche una cinquantina di curiosi, alcuni dei quali non hanno disdegnato 'selfie', mentre carabinieri e polizia stavano bloccando Precious Omobogbe, 25 anni, il nigeriano che ieri sera per poco meno due ore ha minacciato passanti con due machete, seminando terrore a Jesi (Ancona), inseguito da carabinieri e polizia. L'uomo è stato infine bloccato e arrestato grazie anche al coraggio del cap.

Rotterdam, 02/09/2014-INC News (via ANSA AP)

Poutine lance la construction du gazoduc russe vers la Chine - economy

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