Russia issues threat to GPS satellites – GPS World : GPS World

The Kremlin warned it could blow up 32 GPS satellites with its new anti-satellite technology, ASAT, which it tested Nov. 15 on a retired Soviet Tselina-D satellite, according to numerous news reports.

Russia then claimed on state television that its new ASAT missiles could obliterate NATO satellites and “blind all their missiles, planes and ships, not to mention the ground forces,” said Russian Channel One TV host Dmitry Kiselyov, rendering the West’s GPS-guided missiles useless. “It means that if NATO crosses our red line, it risks losing all 32 of its GPS satellites at once.”

The International Space Station (ISS) Flight Control team was notified of indications of a satellite breakup, causing 1,500 pieces of debris to threaten the station. “Due to the debris generated by the destructive Russian Anti-Satellite (ASAT) test, ISS astronauts and cosmonauts undertook emergency procedures for safety,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

“With its long and storied history in human spaceflight, it is unthinkable that Russia would endanger not only the American and international partner astronauts on the ISS, but also their own cosmonauts,” Nelson said. “Their actions are reckless and dangerous, threatening as well the Chinese space station and the taikonauts on board. All nations have a responsibility to prevent the purposeful creation of space debris from ASATs and to foster a safe, sustainable space environment.

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Vaccines proving effective against the Omicron variant says Israeli health minister | Boing Boing

There are indications that individuals fully vaccinated against corona within six months or with the booster are also protected against the Omicron variant, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said on Tuesday, after another two cases were identified, bringing the total to four.

“In the coming days we will have more accurate information about the efficacy of the vaccine against Omicron, but there is already room for optimism, and there are initial indications that those who are vaccinated with a vaccine still valid or with a booster will also be protected from this variant,” Horowitz said while visiting the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba with Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman.

“The vaccine is really crucial right now,” said Horowitz. “Anyone who is exposed to the variant without a vaccine will put themselves at unnecessary risk.”

Source: Vaccines proving effective against the Omicron variant says Israeli health minister | Boing Boing

Kingston Creative offers free social media management course for creatives

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Kingston Creative continues to forge ahead, always looking for and developing new opportunities for Jamaican creatives. There’s not much time to register for this FREE opportunity, but here’s more from KC:

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, many artists and creatives have pivoted to digital markets to stand out from the crowd and keep their businesses afloat.

E-commerce platforms, digital marketing, technology tools, and, now, non-refundable tokens (NFTs) are being heavily discussed in the creative community. As the digital world becomes more influential in business practices, how will creatives successfully adapt?

Staying relevant online, choosing the right social media platforms and technology tools for business, and effectively reaching customers to make money are some of the many challenges creatives face online. 

Under a joint initiative with IDB Lab and HEART/NSTA Trust, we will be offering a number of free courses aimed at upgrading the business and…

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COVID-19: B.C. changes rules around masks, capacity limits at religious services |

British Columbia’s top doctor says everyone attending a faith service in the province must wear a mask to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

The province had previously made worshipers exempt from the mask mandate, which requires people to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces.

The exemption will be lifted Tuesday night, making masks mandatory all in attendance, including members of choirs. Masks can be removed for eating and drinking to allow for ceremonial services. Readers and celebrants can remove face coverings if they maintain physical distance.

Source: COVID-19: B.C. changes rules around masks, capacity limits at religious services |

The new siege on dengue – Mágica Mistura を

It is one of the torments of Brazilian public health, it has worsened in the last decade and, despite having appeared much less on the news because of the coronavirus, continued to do for the country. According to Ministry of Health, the two years with the most cases of dengue recorded here were, respectively, 2015 and 2019, with more than 1.5 million episodes estimated each.

Even though they are the target of all awareness campaigns summer, even though the disease shows up in the 12 months, the fight against Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that transmits the virus between us, suffered a severe blow to the pandemic.

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Fotos des Monats, November 2021/ Photos of the month, November 2021

Stella, oh, Stella

Dieses Mal “nur” Landschaften, denn im Garten tut sich nichts mehr.

… This time landscapes “only”, as nothing is happening in the garden.

Typischer Dänisch geht es kaum, nicht wahr? Ich liebe das!
… It doesn’t get more typical Danish, does it? I love it!

Baumwurzeln faszinieren mich stets.
… The roots of trees are fascinating to me.

Erstaunlich viel Farbe für November.
… A lot of colour for November.

Dies fand ich stimmungsmässig schön.
… I liked the mood in this one.

Und damit sage ich schon “Auf Wiedersehen” …

… And with this I am already saying “goodbye” …

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(Trans)gender Question

Daily Observation

Shouldn’t it be enough

To name yourself opposite gender,

Skip operation & treatments — is it f/bluff?

Is it overrated to ‘look & feel’ your gender?

The question is no part of my religion

Yet — why not choose without effort

Your gender is a personal dominion

Should only medical records report?

That from now, you can say freely:

I am (wo)man, who cares if you disagree


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