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Germany confirmed, on Monday, that Russian dissident Alexei Navalny had been poisoned with the nerve gas, Novichok, which dates back to the Soviet era, based on reports from specialized laboratories in France and Sweden.

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said that the OPCW has also received Nafalne samples and is taking steps to test them in its laboratories.

On Monday, Seibert renewed Germany's request that "Russia" clarify what really happened in this regard, according to the "Associated Press."

Navalny, who is the most prominent opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was transported to Germany two days after his illness on August 20, on a domestic flight in Russia, and Berlin demanded Russia to investigate the case.

The "Kremlin" expressed its anger at the calls made by Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders in the world to Russia to answer questions in the case, denying any official involvement, and accused the West of trying to discredit Moscow.

Russia accused Germany of delaying cooperation with Russian requests for assistance in the investigation of the case, which Berlin denies.

Navalny was in a coma for more than a week while he was being treated with an antidote, before hospital officials said a week ago that his condition had improved enough to remove him from it, knowing that it is not clear when the Charité Hospital in Berlin will release the latest updates on his condition.

Source: Agencies

 

On Monday, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called on countries of the world to join the "Kovacs" plan before the deadline expires on Friday, to ensure that any vaccine to prevent the emerging corona virus is distributed fairly and effectively.

Tedros said in a regional event of the Organization for Europe that was broadcast on the Internet: "If the people of middle and low-income countries do not receive vaccinations, the virus will continue to kill people, and the global economic recovery will also be delayed," according to Reuters.

So far, 92 low-income countries have sought help through the "Kovacs" plan, which is part of the organization's (Act Accelerator) umbrella to promote the development of vaccines, treatment methods and diagnostics to combat the Covid-19 epidemic.

About 80 of the highest-income countries have expressed interest in the initiative, but many of them must confirm their intention to join by the end of this week.

According to the United Nations Children's Fund, "UNICEF", 28 pharmaceutical companies in ten countries are ready to produce unprecedented quantities of vaccines over the next two years to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

UNICEF said that 28 vaccine manufacturers have revealed annual production plans for Covid-19 vaccines until 2023.

A UNICEF market assessment revealed that "manufacturing companies are ready to mass produce unprecedented quantities of vaccines over the next year or two."

However, the companies indicated that expectations "depend to a large extent on, among other things, the success of clinical trials, the conclusion of agreements for pre-purchase, confirmation of financing, and simplification of regulatory matters and registration methods."

UNICEF's new role in "Kovacs" stems from its position as the largest single buyer of vaccines in the world.

The United Nations organization stated that it purchases more than two billion doses of vaccines annually for periodic vaccinations and combating disease outbreaks on behalf of nearly 100 countries.

Source: Agencies

 

Deadly wildfires continued in northwestern, the densely populated US state of Oregon, as the authorities asked hundreds of thousands of residents to flee for fear of the flames creeping towards them. While there were tragic scenes in which fear mixed with tears.

In total, the wildfires have claimed 24 lives since their outbreak in August.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management said late on Thursday that the number of people evacuated statewide due to the fires has risen to nearly half a million - more than 10 percent of the state's total population of 4.2 million.

One fire approached the town of Mullala, prompting authorities to issue forced eviction orders from the town of about 9,000 people (48 km) south of Portland.

A police car roamed the streets carrying a loudspeaker broadcasting a single message, "Evacuate now," according to the Associated Press.

The Oregon Correctional Facility said that inmates at a women's prison less than 1.6 km (1.6 km) off Interstate 5 in the southern suburbs of Portland were "out of caution."

In light of the possibility of the merging of two huge fires, the authorities called on a number of firefighters in Clackamas County, which includes Mullala, not to intervene temporarily due to the danger.

Officials tried to reassure residents who had been displaced from their homes, and law enforcement officials said police would step up patrols to prevent theft and looting.

"To be clear, your firefighters are still working hard to put out the bushfires in Clackamas County ... They have stopped (tactically) to allow the firefighters to redeploy and assess the harsh fire conditions," the local fire department said on Twitter.

"We haven't given up on you," fire officials said.

Residents of the small town of Phoenix in Oregon moved near the road to California through a scene of devastation after the numerous wildfires in the state wiped out many towns.

The fires reached an area of ​​homes and mobile shops, and left them and left charred and destroyed remains.

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom inspected towns devastated by wildfires in the state, and said that the record bloody fire season across the American West must end all debate about climate change.

And Democratic Party Newsom appeared to direct some of his remarks at least to President Donald Trump's signals that poor forest management, not warming, was responsible for the fires.

Source: Agencies

By: Nadeemy Haded

 

The head of British Defense Intelligence revealed that Russia is developing a nuclear-powered missile that can fly around the Earth's atmosphere for successive years and is equipped to strike at any moment.

Explaining the threat to Britain, based on a security and defense review of the government, General Jim Hockenhole said that Russia "risks the limits of science and international treaties" in its plans to develop new weapons.

"Moscow is testing a subsonic nuclear-powered cruise missile system, which has global range, and will enable attacks from unexpected directions," the head of Defense Intelligence said, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph.

Depending on the source of its nuclear energy, the new Russian missile has an open time to fly over the target before hitting it, unlike other missiles that have a specific time to fly over the target before hitting it.

According to the Telegraph, General Hockenhol is referring to the new Russian "9M730 Borovestink" missile.

An explosion in August last year, at the military base in Nyonoksa, northwestern Russia, is believed to have been caused by the failure of the "9M730 Borovestink" missile.

The accident caused a sharp 30-minute rise in radiation levels in nearby Severodvinsk, killing 7 people.

The intelligence chief also highlighted the Russian investment in submarines and deep ocean capabilities, such as "an unmanned underwater vehicle capable of delivering a nuclear payload to coastal targets or even carrier groups at sea" and the ability to threaten submarine cables.

"These capabilities of the Russians put the civilian and military infrastructure of the United Kingdom and its allies at risk of direct attack with conventional explosives and nuclear weapons, which limits options or increases the risks in times of crisis," said General Hockenhole.

A long-range cruise missile and deep submarines to eavesdrop or cut undersea Internet cables are examples of how a small amount of highly sophisticated capabilities could restrict Western options during a period of deteriorating relations with the Kremlin.

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded

Sunday, 13 September 2020 20:18

New iPhone camera "worries" Samsung

 

Rumors have spread about the new "iPhone 12" phone for months, sparking speculation about upcoming major updates that may worry rival Android phones, especially Samsung.

There are still many unknowns about the new "iPhone 12", the details of which we will discover at the upcoming Apple conference at the end of the month, but reports indicate a major change in the phone's camera, which the company seeks to make it the best camera in the market with a clear difference from the competitors.

A new report from the "Digi Times" website indicated that Apple is focusing its developments on imaging and video in the "iPhone 12", and that competitors will clearly distance themselves from Apple in this technology.

Currently, the iPhone 11 Pro features a 5P lens for the ultra-high-resolution camera, and a 6P lens for both telephoto and wide-angle cameras.

The most premium smartphones on the market contain five (5P) or six (6P) optical elements, which combine to correct chromatic aberration, distortion, and other optical vibrations.

Switching to the 7P lens unit will represent seven elements, and while the additional elements alone do not guarantee better image quality, they represent a quantum leap in the image, using the appropriate software.

It is also said that the "iPhone 12" contains 12-megapixel camera sensors, like the iPhone 11, but with larger sensors to help with images captured in low-light situations, in addition to autofocus.

According to the site, if the new 7P lens is an additional bonus provided by Apple to users, also expect other big changes in other phone technology, to clearly outperform the competitors.

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

 

A report by the British newspaper "Daily Express" indicated, on Sunday, that the English Liverpool star, Egyptian international Mohamed Salah, has become a target on the radar of Barcelona's Spanish coach, Ronald Koeman.

According to the British newspaper, Ronald Koeman's desire to include Salah in the "Blaugrana" battalion is due to the fact that the Dutch coach seeks to support the Catalan club's offensive line, by hiring a player with speed and ability to convert opportunities into goals, which is available with the "Reds" star.

The newspaper based its report, which was also carried by the Spanish newspaper "AS", on statements made by former Dutch player Chjac Swart, a close friend of Coman, to the "Futbolzone" sports website, through which he revealed Barcelona's desire to include Salah.

Swart added: "I know that Koeman wants Salah, and I know that Salah also wants to leave Liverpool."

Coman's friend refused to reveal the source of his information, saying only: "I cannot, I will not go into any other details, but believe me, I am very sure of what I say."

Salah's transfer deal to Barcelona, ​​if the reports are correct, faces several obstacles, most notably the financial situation of the Spanish club, especially in light of the outbreak of the new Corona virus, which negatively affected all clubs in the "summer Mercato" this year.

It is worth noting that since joining Liverpool, Salah has scored 97 goals in 154 matches at the English and European domestic levels.

Barcelona, ​​who participated in the leadership of Argentine star Lionel Messi after his decision to remain in its ranks, beat Nastic Tarragon 3-1 in the first test match for his new coach Coman.

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

Drinking water immediately after waking up is a popular ritual in Japan. The Japanese believe that drinking water first thing in the morning can help heal and manage epilepsy, bronchitis, asthma, diarrhea, vomiting, urine and kidney diseases, diabetes, menstrual disorders, meningitis, arthritis, headache, heart beating fast, eye diseases and help you manage a healthy weight.

the morning. Instead, most people prefer tea or coffee but it is recommended to drink water or at least eat fruits that contain water.

While you sleep, your body is filtering out all the toxins you’ve accumulated throughout the day. The little bit of water that’s left in your digestive tract by the time you get to bed isn’t enough to clear away all this waste. Drinking water as soon as you wake up will give your kidneys more to work with to help them eliminate all the toxins that are clogging your system.

Why Drink More Water

Drinking water is important for mental clarity and alertness. In fact, dehydration is a risk factor for delirium and dementia in the elderly and in the very ill. It’s also important for nearly every bodily function. In fact, in as little as 3-4 days, dehydration can become deadly.

“I have sort of a 100-hour rule,” says Claude Piantadosi of Duke University in North Carolina. “Depending on the temperature you are exposed to, you can go 100 hours without drinking at an average temperature outdoors. If it’s cooler, you can go a little longer. If you are exposed to direct sunlight, it’s less,” he added.

Dehydration kills by bringing blood pressure down to fatal levels. The more energy you expend the more likely you are to lose water,” says Randall Packer, an expert from George Washington University. “You lose a little bit of water every time you exhale. You lose water when you sweat. You do make a little water when you metabolize food… but the balance is such that you always need some sort of water intake.”.

What Is Morning Dehydration?

Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don’t replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated.

Increased thirst

  • Dry mouth and swollen tongue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations (feeling that the heart is jumping or pounding)
  • Confusion
  • Sluggishness fainting
  • Fainting
  • Inability to sweat
  • Decreased urine output

Waking up in the morning and having bright yellow urine is a sign that your body needs more water. Actually, examining your urine throughout the day is an easy water to know whether or not you’re getting enough water.

A recent study found that not drinking enough water can actually impair driving as much as drinking alcohol can. This shows just how important water is for your state of mind and cognitive function.

You wouldn’t start your day drunk, so why would you start dehydrated?

How To Drink Water In The Morning

It’s quite an easy habit to pick up, just leave a glass or cup on your bedside table and grab it as you leave your bedroom. It’ll be easy to remember to drink water if you’re walking around with an empty glass.

Here’s what experts are recommending:

As soon as you wake up, drink 4 x 160 ml of water.

Give your body 45 minutes to process the water before having your first meal.

Always have a glass of water before eating a meal.

If you have trouble drinking this much water first thing in the morning, just start with one glass and slowly increase the amount of water you drink every day. Aim for 7-9 glasses of water daily, taking in a little more if you exercise or live in a warm region.

Just remember that the steps mentioned above are just guidelines. Whenever you get thirsty just drink a little water at a time until you no longer feel the need to drink. Like anything else, it’s more about listening to your body than following strict rules.

Source/ V- Remedies

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