Putin admits Russia is deliberately bombing Ukrainian energy infrastructure, playgrounds and apartments out of revenge

Putin then said that Russia’s mass attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure, military infrastructure and communications were “in response” to what he alone claimed to be Ukraine’s acts of terrorism.  He did not, of course, mention that Russia had also killed at least 19 civilians on 10 October alone, through attacks on a playground, the Shevchenko University in Kyiv; residential blocks and other clearly civilian targets.  Source: Putin admits Russia is deliberately bombing Ukrainian energy infrastructure, playgrounds and apartments out of revenge

The policy framework behind energy transition in Jamaica – super-simplified

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Last week I shared an article by Candice K. Stewart on the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, produced through Climate Tracker’s Caribbean Energy Transition Journalism Programme. Here is a piece by another Climate Tracker Fellow, Tamoy Campbell, who takes a look at Jamaica’s renewable energy goals – “super simplified.” She looks forward to their implementation (as I always do!) – observing that Jamaica’s National Energy Policy has been in place since 2009.

Tamoy Campbell is a law student at the Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Jamaica

The Policy Framework behind Energy Transition in Jamaica: Super-Simplified

At the end of each academic year, students receive a report card from their teachers, which outlines the progress made. Whether it’s A+ in Mathematics, or there is need for improvement in English Language, the students are informed of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as feedback on how to improve. Let’s…

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Quizá — Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA Derechos reservados conforme a la ley/ Copyright Tal vez. Quizá, la ilusión de un gran amor motive a conquistar el mundo, emprender una hazaña, cumplir sueños que parecen irrealizables, sorprender y traducir ese hondo sentimiento en la entrega puntual y sincera de un bouquet policromado y fragante, un perfume encantador o, […]

Quizá — Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

Aquellos que aman a los niños

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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Quien tiene capacidad de acercarse a los niños para amarlos, inculcarles el bien, orientarlos, entender sus anhelos y sus necesidades, enseñarles lecciones y participar con ellos en el juego y en la trama de la existencia, merece admiración y respeto. Se trata de seres humanos nobles que reconocen en la infancia un tesoro, la esencia de hombres y mujeres que ensayan a la vida para convertirse en personas notables, singulares y extraordinarias. Necesitamos con urgencia más gente interesada en amar, atender e instruir a los niños y a los adolescentes… y eso es tarea que comienza en el hogar, en la casa, y se extiende a las aulas, a los colegios, a las escuelas. Quien ama a los niños, contribuye al engrandecimiento humano, a la evolución, a construir un puente de la arcilla a la esencia.

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México encontra agrotóxicos em sangue de crianças após décadas de desastre ambiental — — MARY CALVO

Desde o fechamento da unidade industrial, o governo federal investiu mais de 21 milhões de pesos mexicanos (pouco mais de US$ 1 milhão hoje) no Plano Salamanca para remediar os danos. No entanto, seus objetivos permaneceram inacabados. Crédito da imagem: Ministério do Meio Ambiente e Recursos Naturais do México. Por Roberto Gonzalez para a SciDev Pesquisadores mexicanos encontraram […] […]

México encontra agrotóxicos em sangue de crianças após décadas de desastre ambiental — — MARY CALVO

Gas prices keep falling in Los Angeles and California – Los Angeles Times

In Los Angeles, the average price of gas Tuesday fell by about 4 cents from the day prior, to $6.36 a gallon, a significant day-over-day drop that the metro area hasn’t seen in about a decade, said Marie Montgomery Nordhues, a spokesperson for the Southern California branch of the American Automobile Assn. She said the last time L.A. had this large of a one-day price drop was “almost exactly 10 years ago” when then-Gov. Jerry Brown had also recently switched the state to its winter-blend gas early, as Gov. Gavin Newsom did last week following steep price increases due to gas supply issues.

Experts say the state’s winter-blend is easier and cheaper for refineries to produce, though still specific to California’s more stringent environmental regulations.

Source: Gas prices keep falling in Los Angeles and California – Los Angeles Times

A tangled web: 42% of Americans ignored COVID precautions or lied about taking them | CIDRAP

The most common reasons for ignoring guidelines were wanting life to feel normal and desiring to exercise personal freedom. Other reasons cited include thinking COVID-19 was a hoax or not a major issue, believing that their behavior was no one else’s concern, not having symptoms, following the advice of a celebrity or other public figure, not wanting to miss work to quarantine, and not wanting someone to judge or think badly of them.

Significantly higher odds of misrepresentation or nonadherence to at least one measure were seen in people younger than 60 years (eg, odds ratio [OR] for 18- to 29-year-olds, 4.87) and those with greater distrust of science (OR, 1.14).

“Greater disbelief in science has been an important factor associated with nonadherence to health behaviors during the pandemic (eg, masking, vaccination uptake) and beyond,” the researchers wrote. “These groups may represent an important focus for efforts to address misrepresentation and nonadherence.”

Roughly 60% of participants reported seeking advice from a doctor on COVID-19 prevention or treatment. There was no link between COVID-19 untruthfulness and political beliefs or affiliation or religion.

Consequences of dishonesty

The authors noted that while public health measures can dramatically quell the spread and impact of disease, they can have substantial psychological, social, financial, and physical costs that can threaten adherence.

“Future work is needed to examine strategies for communicating the consequences of misrepresentation and nonadherence and to address contributing factors,” they wrote.

In a University of Utah news release, co-first author Andrea Gurmankin Levy, PhD, of Middlesex Community College, said that COVID-19 dishonesty can lead to greater transmission of the virus in communities. “For some people, particularly before we had COVID vaccines, that can mean death,” she said.

Senior author Angela Fagerlin, PhD, of the University of Utah, said that some people may think dodging the truth about COVID-19 once or twice is no big deal. “But if, as our study suggests, nearly half of us are doing it, that’s a significant problem that contributes to prolonging the pandemic,” she said in the release.

 

Source: A tangled web: 42% of Americans ignored COVID precautions or lied about taking them | CIDRAP

Medo

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

O medo nunca é concreto, é uma projeção do indefinido, do desconhecido que por vezes nos paralisa. Mas gerindo e estimulando a memória, a gente consegue decifrar o que nos consome. E, conseguindo reeditar a maneira de pensar a respeito de algo ou alguma coisa que nos prende diante do novo, saímos da prisão estressante que é mãe de nossos dramas, perdas e fobias. Portanto, ao perceber que você recua diante do medo, pense. Ouse sair de todas as preocupações que te impedem de executar o que o que necessário, e fazer fluir a vida.

Marii Freire. Medo

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Santarém, Pá 11 de outubro de 2022

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