Administration Proposes Arms Deal for U.A.E., but Some in Congress Already Object – The New York Times

(Have to wonder who profits from this deal? Who gets a payoff months or years after the sale? And have to wonder if anyone has really thought through what happens if leadership in UAE shifts radically?)

Pennsylvania postal worker recants ballot tampering allegations: officials | TheHill

Democrats on the Oversight panel said investigators from the U.S. Postal Service had told the committee that Hopkins had signed a sworn affidavit with allegations of ballot tampering and fraud before recanting.

“#USPS IG investigators informed Committee staff today that they interviewed Hopkins on Friday, but that Hopkins RECANTED HIS ALLEGATIONS yesterday and did not explain why he signed a false affidavit,” Democrats on the panel tweeted.

Source: Pennsylvania postal worker recants ballot tampering allegations: officials | TheHill

Georgia GOP House lawmakers add to pressure secretary of state | TheHill (Translation = who can p!ss the furthest? Fraud in races that GOP won? LOL)

GOP House members in Georgia are calling on the state’s secretary of State — who is a Republican — to look into allegations of voter fraud from President Trump, who trails Democrat Joe Biden in the state by 12,631 votes.

Source: Georgia GOP House lawmakers add to pressure secretary of state | TheHill

COVID Positivity Rates Are Rising In NYC Among Very Young Children And Teens – Gothamist – (translation – keep schools virtual)

New data from the Department of Health is showing a growing share of very young children and teenagers are testing positive for COVID-19 compared to earlier in the pandemic, a worrying sign that could have major implications for New York City’s in-person schooling initiative.

Compared to other age groups, children aged 4 and under showed the highest weekly positivity rate: 3.2% for the week ending on October 31st, compared to 2.2% for city residents overall. The positivity rate was more than double that of the first week of September, when 1.4% of children under 4 tested positive.

Children ages 13 to 17 had the second highest weekly positivity rate. In early October, the rate among that group soared to 3.9% before declining to 2.6% in the last week of October.

Interestingly, positivity rates for children aged between 5 to 12 also began rising after September, but after peaking at 2.8%, have since declined to 1.5%.

Source: COVID Positivity Rates Are Rising In NYC Among Very Young Children And Teens – Gothamist

Coronavirus: Ohio shatters daily case, hospitalization records – (getting out of hand – why?)

Ohio smashed its previous daily case and hospitalizations records Tuesday, reporting 6,508 cases and 386 hospitalizations in the last day.

Cases beat the previous record of 5,549 set on Saturday by nearly 1,000 cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health. This is the first time the state has recorded more than 6,000 cases in a day.

Source: Coronavirus: Ohio shatters daily case, hospitalization records

Madagascar : a fabulous “safari whales” at Ste Marie

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We took a domestic flight from Antananarivo Airport at 8am and landed safely 45 minutes later at the Ste Marie island in the Indian Ocean, along the east coast of Madagascar.The view from the plane’s window is so breathtaking : large blue sea, surrounding a colorful land.The small “Ile Ste Marie” is famous and known as a touristic location . Every year, from June to September, humpback whales make migrationhere.

A humpback whale

Humpback whales migrate to engage courtship or to nurse their babies. So, there are so many tourists for the expedition and also a considerable range of hotels and restaurant. We began our visit by taking a Tuc Tuc, this kind of vehicle-bike and setting out a tour of the township . You can as well pay a visit to the tomb of pirates .The town is animated and people are so friendly. The…

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¿Qué tipo de árbol eres?…

What kind of tree are you? …

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Los árboles, (tal como los seres humanos) necesitan aire para sobrevivir, el cual contiene el oxígeno que necesita para poder respirar, junto con la energía solar, agua y el dióxido de carbono que se requiere para realizar la fotosíntesis (a través de las hojas). En la meditación y el yoga se cuida tanto la respiración, debemos aprender a respirar correctamente, la cual es parte importante para fortalecer nuestra salud. Los árboles también requieren del agua para sobrevivir, estar sanos y crecer.

Las raíces de los árboles no solo le sirven para aferrarse a su lugar en la tierra, permaneciendo estables, firmes, fuertes, por medio de las raíces absorben el agua con los minerales que tenga, como si utilizara una aspiradora, absorbe el agua con los nutrientes que suben por el tronco llegando hasta las hojas, se da una reacción con el carbono y lo metaboliza en azúcares.

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