247 aboard South Korean destroyer test positive for COVID-19, report says | The Japan Times

“Test results on all 301 crewmembers of the unit showed that 247 tested positive and 50 negative. The samples of four individuals were undecipherable,” the South Korean military was quoted as saying in a statement.

None of the personnel had been vaccinated as they left South Korea before the country started its inoculation campaign.

Some of the crew members were receiving treatment in local hospitals, while others with mild or no symptoms had been placed in isolation on the vessel, according to an earlier report.

The destroyer was on an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia and around the Strait of Hormuz, the report said. South Korea has sent two multirole aerial tankers to the waters off Africa to bring back all the crew.

Source: 247 aboard South Korean destroyer test positive for COVID-19, report says | The Japan Times

Britain’s cases spike 70% in week as England ends lockdown Monday – UPI.com

Britain is dealing with a contrasting coronavirus situation: surging cases despite nearly 70% of its population receiving at least one vaccine dose and plans to ease restrictions, including in England on Monday. In addition, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized with coronavirus last year, is self-isolating after becoming exposed to his infected health secretary.

In the past week, infections in Britain increased by 297,300 or 42%, including 54,674 Saturday, the highest since January and a record 67,803. Sunday’s increase was 48,161. Fatalities also rose 48%, adding 192 in one week, including 41 Saturday then 25 Sunday, but far off the record 1,823 on Jan. 20.

Source: Britain’s cases spike 70% in week as England ends lockdown Monday – UPI.com

Texas positivity rate climbs as delta variant sparks concerns of new wave | The Texas Tribune

Source: Texas positivity rate climbs as delta variant sparks concerns of new wave | The Texas Tribune

Los Angeles County reports 1,635 new cases of COVID-19 – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Los Angeles County reported another 1,635 cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths Sunday as the county continues to see a resurgence in the pandemic that has seen local case rates and hospitalizations skyrocket.

It was the tenth consecutive day that at least 1,000 new cases were reported.

Source: Los Angeles County reports 1,635 new cases of COVID-19 – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Lächeln in Asien, Teil 1

Smiles in Asia

Senioren um die Welt

“Es sind die Begegnungen mit Menschen, die das Leben lebenswert machen” (Guy de Maupassant, französischer Schriftsteller)

Dieser Spruch gilt ganz besonders für viele Länder Asiens, in denen wir zahlreichen netten Menschen begegnet sind, die uns anlächelten und uns das Gefühl gaben, willkommen zu sein. Wir trafen auf Kinder, die in Gegenden, in denen es kaum westliche Touristen gab, unbefangen auf uns zuliefen und strahlten, auch wenn sie von uns keine Süßigkeiten oder gar Geld bekamen, wie man das häufig in Touristenzentren sieht. Kinder, jüngere oder auch alte Personen, die uns freundlich begegneten und uns anlächelten: das ist einer der Gründe, weshalb wir so gerne in asiatischen Ländern unterwegs sind. Diese Fotos machen gute Laune, wenn wir sie ansehen, und erinnern uns an schöne Momente.

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Pizza & fichi con pomodori secchi

Pizza & figs with dried tomatoes!!!

InTheNameOfSeitan

La pizza bianca con i  fichi è una classica “ricetta non ricetta” che si mette in piedi velocemente. E’ un finger food sfizioso e gustosissimo  che lo si prepara per celebrare la stagione dei fichi.

La pizza bianca la possiamo prendere già pronta dal fornaio (come nel mio caso), i fichi vanno colti freschissimi e si possono dividere a metà (volendo anche con tutta la buccia previo lavaggio e asciugatura) ….e a rendere l’accoppiata superlativa il prosciutto, che va scelto tra i migliori, se poi proprio si vuole arrivare al top indiscusso si mette anche del formaggio dolce, giusto? Nulla di più classico e superato…. Roba da paraocchi. Innovazione, sperimentazione, è quella che dobbiamo osare!!! Basta con ‘sta roba tradizionale 😜👎… Siamo nel 2018 quindi diamo spazio all’estro e soprattutto dimostriamo che mangiando vegano non si rinuncia di certo ai sapori e ai piaceri della vita

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Do laws like Sedition undermine credibility of the World’s largest Democracy?

Beyond The Lines

The British used a Colonial Law called “Sedition” to silence Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Were they anti-national?

If questioning the government can land you in prison or charge you with a hearty fine then what is the difference between a democracy and autocracy?

You need to understand that Sedition (Rajdroh) should not be confused with Treason (Deshdroh). There is a clear distinction between the two and must not be used interchangeably.

Sedition as defined in the Indian Penal Code –“Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, the government established by law in India, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, to which a fine may be added; or, with fine.”

Treason as defined in the Indian Penal…

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On Fire, Once Again …

Filosofa's Word

Just like last year and the year before, wildfires are raging out of control in the Western states such as California, Oregon, and to a lesser extent, Washington. One such in Oregon has been named the Bootleg Fire, presumably for the shape of the path of destruction it is leaving.

By now, there can be no doubt … NO DOUBT … that these fires are as a result of humans’ complete disregard of the environment for more than a century, leading to what we now know as ‘climate change’. However, the people in a swath of towns along the fire’s likely trajectory remain deniers of man-made climate change. Though urged by fire officials to evacuate the area, despite having to spend days and nights under a thick blanket of smoke, water down their yards and watch the wind for signs that the flames may be shifting, they are adamant that…

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