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(REUTERS). U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a planned gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the United States and some European Union countries.

The bill introduced by Republican Senators Ted Cruz, John Barrasso and Tom Cotton and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, seeks to impose travel and financial sanctions on companies and individuals involved in constructing the pipeline.

The legislation reflects continued U.S. concerns over Russian influence in Europe, but the measure is many steps from becoming law. It would need to pass both the Senate and House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump to go into effect.

The Nord Stream 2 project is led by the Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom, with funding from Germany’s Uniper and BASF unit Wintershall, Anglo-Dutch firm Shell, Austria’s OMV and France’s Engie.

Opponents of the 11-billion-euro ($12 billion) project worry its construction will increase European reliance on Russian energy. Trump has accused Germany of being “captive” to Moscow because of its dependence on Russian energy, and urged that the project be halted.

But gas by pipeline from Russia offers Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, and other countries in the region a cheaper option for fuel than liquefied natural gas from the United States and other producers.

Germany also wants to reduce its reliance on coal and nuclear energy.

The pipeline, which would carry gas straight to Germany under the Baltic Sea, has also been criticized because it would deprive Ukraine of lucrative gas transit fees, potentially making Kiev more vulnerable.

Washington has touted liquefied natural gas, delivered by U.S. companies, as an alternative to Russian gas. Information from: REUTERS.

 

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News from our Military academy, Indiana. 91′ Class.

This was the my house for some of the best years! Of my life. I really have to say that I am still a cadet, that is in my soul. Some of the best and most extraordinary people in the world, I meet in this place….  #GoEagles!

Culver’s announcement of New Commandant of Cadets…

I am pleased to convey the very good news to the broad Culver Community that Colonel Michael Squires, U.S. Army, has accepted the position of Commandant of Cadets at Culver and will report for duty in July 2019. His wife, Sarah, and their two children, Adeline, 13, and Declan, 11, also look forward to moving to Culver.

Mike comes to Culver from West Point where he has served first as Tactical Officer of a 1,100 person Regiment and now serves as the Brigade Tactical Officer of the entire 4,500 Cadet Brigade with staff of approximately 85 commissioned and noncommissioned officers. He is responsible for the academic, military, physical and character development of all of the West Point cadets. As part of his duties, he is also serving as a member of the Superintendent’s strategic decision-making team for West Point.

Mike graduated fifth in his class from West Point in 1998 and while at West Point he attended the U.S. Naval Academy for a semester as part of an exchange program. He has the unusual distinction of lettering in Sprint (lightweight) football at both service academies.

As a junior officer he led a 39-man airborne infantry unit in Kosovo and Tunisia and then commanded a 135 soldier mechanized Infantry Company in Iraq. Next, he built a new airborne Ranger Company for combat duty in Afghanistan while commanding targeted raids in support of Joint Special Operations in that country. Following that experience he spent two years at Fort Benning, Georgia leading the training of 4,000 Rangers annually.

Mike was sent by the army in the fall of 2012 to the highly respected Masters’ program at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He used that education to teach Advanced Economics for three semesters at West Point in the Department of Social Sciences and received the William F. Murdy award for teaching excellence.

After that initial tour at West Point, he became Garrison Commander of Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, responsible for 5,000 servicemen from four branches of the nation’s Armed Forces with the mission of readying the airfield for training and as a rapid deployment base. He returned to West Point and his present assignment two years ago.

Mike visited Culver twice this winter and some of you may have seen or met him. We look forward to welcoming him, Sarah, Adeline and Declan to the Culver family this summer.

Sincerely,

Jim Power
Head of Schools
Culver Academies

Pictured: Sarah, Declan, Adeline, and Colonel Michael Squires.

 

intelligence on Venezuela ‘very good,’ acting defense chief says: Reuters

 

Washigton, D.C.  May 1. REUTERS. “Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan testifies before a House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Defense – FY2020 Budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2019.

President Donald Trump’s strategy on Venezuela has come under growing scrutiny as President Nicolas Maduro remains in power, raising questions about the way ahead for opposition leader Juan Guaido, who the United States and some 50 countries recognize as the legitimate head of state.

U.S. officials, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, had expected broader defections from the Venezuelan military in support of Guaido after he called on the armed forces to help oust Maduro on Tuesday”.

#VenezuelanCrisis #freevenezuela 

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Conde-Nast Traveler: Everest Rescue Mission

El Everest se ha convertido en la montaña de basura más alta del mundo, en sus 8.848 metros de altitud no hay prácticamente hueco ni siquiera para los excursionistas.

Imagínense cómo de grave debe ser la situación para que se hayan puesto manos a la obra en esta campaña todos estos organismos: el Ministerio de Cultura, Turismo y Aviación Civil, el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, el ejército de Nepal, la Asociación de Montañismo de Nepal, el Comité de Control de la Contaminación de Sagarmatha, el municipio rural de Khumbu Pasang Lhamu y la Junta de Turismo de Nepal.

Las restricciones a la entrada de turistas al campamento base más famoso del mundo no han dado demasiados frutos, pese a que ya se recogieran más de ocho toneladas de basura en la primavera pasada,

El Gobierno chino puso en marcha esta medida en diciembre de 2018 permitiendo solo el acceso a 300 montañeros al año y la prohibición a turistas en el campamento base chino (al que se accede en automóvil). El caso es que este último ha sido siempre más accesible que el nepalí para la mayoría de turistas, al que se llega tras dos semanas de caminata.

Lamentablemente, esta medida no ha sido suficiente para parar la cantidad de basura vertida en el monte sagrado. Teniendo en cuenta que solo en 2015 pasaron por aquí hasta 40.000 personas, es posible imaginar la ardua tarea que se le presenta en adelante en todos los campamentos.

De hecho, desde 2014 ya se establecieron normas para controlar los desperdicios, Como por ejemplo, que fuera cada montañero el que transportara su propia basura, además de recoger unos 8kg consigo, pero no se estaba cumpliendo. Fuentes BBC-British Broadcastin Channel Agency.

Link sources: https://www.traveler.es/viajeros/articulos/everest-inicia-mayor-campana-recogida-de-basura-mayo-2019/15090

Tulum,Qr. Domingo 28, Abril.

 

Siri Lanka, – terrorist attacks. -Last minute update.

#SiriLanka #terrorist #attacks

INFO. REGARDING THE EVENTS

– sources of Intelligence Pointed to Planned Attack
In the days before Sunday’s suicide attacks, the country’s security agencies had been closely watching a cell of the National Thowheeth Jama’ath.
But the government’s history of bitter infighting appears to have contributed to a devastating security blunder that led to the deaths of nearly 300 people.

Ten days before the bombings, a top Sri Lankan police official warned the security services that a radical Islamist group was planning suicide attacks against churches, but no action was taken against the group. It was unclear what other precautions, if any, the security agencies had taken in response to the threat warnings. Info. Inteligence sources.

Tulum, Qr. 23 de Abril. 02:35am

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National Geographic, “Catch of the day photo”.

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Whashington, Distric of Columbia. This is April’s 16, (yesterday’s) catch of the day. By our friends of the National Geographic Society. Our family has a been a proud member of this enormous institution, for more than 60 years at least. 

The NG-Society is dedicated to what our family thought us, “the love and care for nature, wildlife, swamps, ocean, mountains and rain forest”.

– the need to discover, adventure, and wildlife  runs high in my family,  including myself, that really think was a Bayou redneck from Louisiana swamp alley….

-My father founded “Pronatura” in South of México, +/-40 years ago which involves matters of conservation among the species that live here. Work alongside with the NatGeo family and Mrs Joann Andrews.

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This its, “CATCH OF THE DAY”. PHOTOGRAPH BY OLIVIER APICELLA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT

“This photo was submitted to Your Shot, National Geographic’s photo community where photographers can take part in”.

We would like endup by telling you all, to have a beutiful day.

Log-in to NatGeo and see all the pictures, and many more new services.  Such as #NatGeoTrips guided by  –Real Explorers of The Society–. You go on adventures around the globe with all time guided by the crew. Linek below to speed conect with natgeo..

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From newsdesck 04:30 a.m

Tulum, Qr. EditorII

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Notra-Dame París, its burning down in flames.

Por Redaccion. UltimaHoraNotra-Dame Paris Cathedral its burning down, a BIG OUT OF CONTROL FIRE ITS STILL BURNING. The Dome has gone down, its a terrible lost to the whole world. Last year, just 12 Million People visited its grounds. Thats the magnituted. To world history, and tourism. Considered with lost of history. 

IMG_20190415_140519_458Twitter President of France, Macron. Just 1 hour ago.

We’ll keep you updated with this as develops.

Editor./II/Tulum,Qr. 15/04/19′

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A new species of ancient human, adapted to climbing trees, has been discovered in the Philippines!

FROM THE GUARDIAN.

In the Philippines Islands, a  twist in the story of human evolution just has been solved.

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The specimen, named Homo luzonensis, was excavated from Callao cave on Luzon island in the northern Philippines and has been dated to 50,000-67,000 years ago – when our own ancestors and the Neanderthals were spreading across Europe and into Asia.

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Florent Détroit, of the Natural History Museum in Paris and the paper’s first author, said the discovery provided the latest challenge to the fairly straightforward prevalent narrative of human evolution.

It was once thought that no humans left Africa until about 1.5 million years ago, when a large-bodied ancient human called Homo erectus set off on a dispersal that ultimately allowed it to occupy territory spanning Africa and Spain, China and Indonesia.

Then, according to the traditional narrative, after a few hundred-thousand years of not much happening, our own ancestors dispersed from Africa about 50,000 years ago.

We now know that it was a much more complex evolutionary history, with several distinct species contemporaneous with Homo sapiens, interbreeding events, extinctions,” said Détroit. “Homo luzonensis is one of those species and we will that a few thousand years back in time, Homo sapiens was definitely not alone on Earth.”

So we know it all along the way. There are still many strange animal to be discovered yet.

Editor II. mexicodigital.

Tulum,Qr. 11/04/19′.

 

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