The world’s third-largest area of ice is about to undergo a systematic investigation
OF ALL the transitions brought about on the Earth’s surface by temperature change, the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.
That is the main reason climatologists are interested in the Earth’s north and south poles. The waxing and waning of the ice provides an unambiguous signal of what is going on—and it is a signal which can be read in rocks a billion years old almost as easily as it can be observed today. But the poles are only two examples. Another would be welcome. And there is one.
Euronews, 17/05/2013 .- In Georgia, a rally for International Day Against Homophobia has been dramatically bombarded by priests and thousands of anti-gay protesters. Wearing religious and national dress, they marched into a square in central Tbilisi chanting nationalistic slogans. Their motivation came from recent comments from the Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, who called the Gay Rights rally an “insult” to tradition. Zaza Davitaia, who took part in the anti-gay demonstration said: “We are against the rally which comes in contradiction to Georgian morals and traditions.” A Georgian Orthodox priest, Archimandrite Ioanne, explained why he was against the gay rights rally: “It is unacceptable in any way, especially today. It’s their plan to try our patience.” Police escorted the gay rights supporters onto buses and drove them away to avoid violence.Organisers had hoped for a peaceful demonstration outside the old parliament building, with no more than 50 Georgians rallying in support of gay rights. However, its thought at least 17 people, including journalists, were injured in the clashes.
El año pasado Rusia invirtió 2.200 millones en los países de la ANSA y recibió unos 1.400 millones a cambio de esta inversión. Los expertos opinan que hay que tener acceso a este potencial en crecimiento, así como promover flujos de inversión en ambas direcciones.
El 22 de junio se celebrará el foro empresarial Rusia-ANSA, que reunirá unos 500 agentes empresariales en el marco del 17º Foro Económico Internacional de San Petersburgo. Víktor Tarusin, director ejecutivo del Consejo Empresarial entre Rusia y los países de la ANSA, explicó que el objetivo del foro no es solamente atraer inversiones a Rusia, sino también dar a conocer a las empresas rusas las oportunidades de generar ingresos en los países de la ANSA. Este es un ojetivo bastante realista, ya que durante la crisis global de 2008 el estado del sistema económico en la ANSA era mucho mejor que el de sus homólogos rusos y europeos. La prueba de ello la puede ver todo el mundo: los principales proyectos de construcción de Singapur, Kuala Lumpur y Jakarta no se suspendieron ni se retrasaron durante la crisis.
The United States has made substantial progress in recent talks on computer hacking issues with both China and Russia, a White House official told the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit on Tuesday.
Michael Daniel, the Obama administration’s cybersecurity policy coordinator, said that China has agreed to establish a joint working group with the United States to address Internet security issues such as cyber espionage.
The group will convene for the first time this summer, stepping up communication that had previously been relegated to sporadic discussions or long-running unofficial talks between private citizens from the two countries.