Struck Down by COVID-19, Entrepreneur Shares How Kindness Helped Her Come Through

“Hey, can I call you back? I need to speak to the family of a positive COVID-19 patient urgently,” says Sumiti Singh, with a hint of apology in her voice. The 34-year-old Ahmedabad resident has been flooded with phone calls ever since she fully recovered from COVID-19 after spending ten days in the hospital. Sumiti, … Continue reading “Struck Down by COVID-19, Entrepreneur Shares How Kindness Helped Her Come Through”

Cuban Development of Biomedical High Technology

  As the United States and the nations of Europe experience the sad tragedy of an uncontrolled pandemic, they for the most part have not noticed the well-organized and coherent plan of the Cuban government against Covid-19, being carried out with the determined and patriotic support of the people; nor the availability of a Cuban … Continue reading “Cuban Development of Biomedical High Technology”

Vandalisme politique

Il permet d’instaurer ou d’accélérer le pillage économique en démantelant les structures et les institutions qui seraient en mesure de s’y opposer. Il est d’autant plus efficace qu’il se manifeste à la fois à l’échelle globale (dans les relations internationales) et au niveau local (dans la vie politique interne des sociétés qu’il entreprend de détruire). … Continue reading “Vandalisme politique”

Suède : 114 morts recensés en 24 heures, le gouvernement demande des pouvoirs accrus au Parlement

Avec 114 nouveaux décès liés au Covid-19 en 24 heures et 591 depuis le début de la pandémie, la Suède est de loin le pays scandinave le plus touché, ses voisins norvégien et finlandais comptant chacun moins de 100 décès, et le Danemark près de 200.  Le dernier comptage de l’agence publique de Santé du pays … Continue reading “Suède : 114 morts recensés en 24 heures, le gouvernement demande des pouvoirs accrus au Parlement”

[RussEurope-en-Exil] Economic and budgetary consequences of the lock-down par Jacques Sapir

A la demande de nombreux collègues non-francophones (Anglais, Américains, Finlandais, Italiens, Russes) j’ai rédigé une version anglaise de mon précédent papier sur les conséquences économiques du confinement (lock-down). Cette version ayant bénéficié de nombreuses améliorations, je l’installe sur Les Crises afin qu’elle serve désormais de version de références. ————————————————————————————————————————- The lock-down economy: prelude to a … Continue reading “[RussEurope-en-Exil] Economic and budgetary consequences of the lock-down par Jacques Sapir”

Europe prepares to ease coronavirus lockdowns over fears of economic paralysis

London, April 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Governments across Europe have begun preparations to ease the lockdowns imposed across much of the continent to contain the coronavirus pandemic, even if restrictions that have paralysed the economy are expected to remain in force for several more weeks. READ ALSO: WE’VE $1 TRILLION WAR CHEST TO FIGHT COVID-19 PANDEMIC-IMF France, … Continue reading “Europe prepares to ease coronavirus lockdowns over fears of economic paralysis”

European States Send Medical Goods to Iran in First INSTEX Transaction

France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have officially confirmed concluding their first INSTEX transaction with Iran, exporting medical goods to the Middle Eastern country. According to the German Foreign Ministry, Berlin hopes to enhance the mechanism and carry out more transaction with Tehran. The news comes several months after Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, and … Continue reading “European States Send Medical Goods to Iran in First INSTEX Transaction”

Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 will start booking in late March

Mar 30, 2020 Picture:  SHANGHAI, March 30, 2020 — At the beginning of 2020, the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 has caught people off guard and disrupted everyone’s life. Under this sudden difficulty, flower industry also suffers a serious loss among all industries. However, people don’t finch but start mutual self-help actions to find ways … Continue reading “Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 will start booking in late March”

The World’s Major Military and Economic Powers Find Happiness Elusive

Long before the advent of the coronavirus pandemic left people around the world desperate for survival, a popular assumption emerged that national governments are also supposed to promote the happiness and well-being of their citizens. This idea was expressed in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed that governments are instituted to secure humanity’s “unalienable … Continue reading “The World’s Major Military and Economic Powers Find Happiness Elusive”

Politiques, artistes, sportifs : Des personnalités contaminées par le coronavirus

Le Premier ministre britannique, Boris Johnson, a été testé positif au nouveau coronavirus après avoir présenté «de légers symptômes», a annoncé Downing Street hier. Mercredi, les services du prince Charles ont annoncé que l’héritier de la couronne britannique avait lui aussi été contaminé et présentait de «légers symptômes». Le prince Albert II, chef de l’Etat à … Continue reading “Politiques, artistes, sportifs : Des personnalités contaminées par le coronavirus”

21 Years Since NATO’s War of Aggression against Yugoslavia

21 years ago, acting on its own and without the UN Security Council approval, NATO carried out an armed aggression against Serbia, in gross violation of the UN Charter, the OSCE Helsinki Final Act, a series of other international conventions … The post 21 Years Since NATO’s War of Aggression against Yugoslavia appeared first on … Continue reading “21 Years Since NATO’s War of Aggression against Yugoslavia”

Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report

Taiwan ranked first in East and Southeast Asia as well as 25th globally in the latest World Happiness Report released March 20 by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, marking the country’s second year running finishing at its best-ever position in the annual survey.   Taiwan’s score rose to 6.455 out of 10, placing it … Continue reading “Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report”

StocExpo thanks industry post-2020 show

Mar 23, 2020 Picture:  The team at StocExpo want to thank the bulk liquid storage industry after the show went ahead on 10-12 March. Read the full statement… “We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the industry for supporting StocExpo 2020 in very difficult circumstances. “In the immediate run up to the show, … Continue reading “StocExpo thanks industry post-2020 show”

Afghanistan: We Should Be Named Happiest Country

Finland has been named happiest country in the world in the yearly World Happiness Report. The prize for the most miserable nation was taken by Afghanistan, a country so extremely democratic that it elected two presidents in its last presidential elections. The Mideast Beast first spoke to President Abdullah Abdullah about Afghanistan’s poor ranking. “I … Continue reading “Afghanistan: We Should Be Named Happiest Country”

Fighting COVID 19 in Cuba, China and the United States

Photograph Source: NatalieMaynor – CC BY 2.0 Governments, according to Thomas Jefferson, are supposed to guarantee people’s rights to “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” COVID 19 has out people’s lives and health in the spotlight now. What kind of tools do governments have at their disposal to protect lives and health? Cuba has … Continue reading “Fighting COVID 19 in Cuba, China and the United States”

The Art of the Phony Peace Deal

Well, it only took a million years but peace has finally come to Afghanistan, sort of. Or at least so it appears. I’m not one of those hyperventilating liberal opportunists, bursting at the seems to piss on any peace parade led by a dayglo elephant. I have genuinely made an effort to put my best … Continue reading “The Art of the Phony Peace Deal”

Russian Railways Suspends Rail Services With Finland Due to Coronavirus

On Monday, the Russian cabinet decided to close the border with Belarus for personal travel amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said. Russia has registered 114 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the latest data provided by Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March … Continue reading “Russian Railways Suspends Rail Services With Finland Due to Coronavirus”

FAQ: Taiwan’s 14-day quarantine requirements

Since last month, Taiwan requires all arrivals who have traveled to certain countries and territories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to undergo 14-day home quarantine. This article provides answers to some frequently asked questions according to the latest information released by the Centers for Disease Control under the Ministry of Health and Welfare.  Which countries … Continue reading “FAQ: Taiwan’s 14-day quarantine requirements”

Cuba’s Contribution to Combatting COVID-19

Photograph Source: NatalieMaynor – CC BY 2.0 COVID-19 surged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019 and by January 2020 it had hit Hubei province like a tidal wave, swirling over China and rippling out overseas. The Chinese state rolled into action to combat the spread and care for those infected. Among … Continue reading “Cuba’s Contribution to Combatting COVID-19”

Number of Finnish Corona Cases May Exceed Official Count up to 30 Times – National Health Institute

The number of people infected with coronavirus in Finland may be 20-30 times higher than the official estimate, Director General of the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) Markku Tervahauta has warned. As of this week, 272 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Finland. However, not all suspect cases are being tested, so the … Continue reading “Number of Finnish Corona Cases May Exceed Official Count up to 30 Times – National Health Institute”

America Has a Long Tradition of Phony Peace Deals, Trump’s With the Taliban Is Just the Latest

Well, it only took a million years but peace has finally come to Afghanistan, sort of. Or at least so it appears. I’m not one of those hyperventilating liberal opportunists, bursting at the seems to piss on any peace parade led by a dayglo elephant. I have genuinely made an effort to put my best … Continue reading “America Has a Long Tradition of Phony Peace Deals, Trump’s With the Taliban Is Just the Latest”

Europoodles Shocked, Unhappy With Trump’s Surprise Kick in the Teeth

Editor’s note: Looking back it’s almost certain we’ll see the EU travel ban as Draconian, unnecessary and having done more harm than good. Right now governments desperate to be seen as taking “decisive action” are worse than the new virus and are imposing huge, unnecessary costs on top of it. That said, in as much … Continue reading “Europoodles Shocked, Unhappy With Trump’s Surprise Kick in the Teeth”

Global Warming on a Rampage

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Global warming is not waiting around for the signatories to the Paris climate accord ‘15 to go to net zero emissions 2030/50. Sorry, those bold plans are way too little way too late. Already, across the board, the planet is on a hot streak that defies all projections. It’s starting … Continue reading “Global Warming on a Rampage”

Aéroport, la fin du monopole au bout de la piste

Aéroports de Paris (ADP) devrait bientôt être privatisé. Rien de plus logique. L’accueil des passagers et des avions est devenu une affaire économique ordinaire, un business comme un autre soumis à la concurrence. Aujourd’hui, les aéroports investissent en marketing et en communication comme n’importe quelle société commerciale et Roissy-Charles de Gaulle rivalise avec Bruxelles et … Continue reading “Aéroport, la fin du monopole au bout de la piste”

La société civile russe vent debout contre la condamnation d’un groupe de militants d’extrême-gauche

Ecrivains, scientifiques, psychologues, cinéastes, étudiants, enseignants, animateurs, artistes, acteurs, éditeurs, médecins, architectes – ils sont des milliers à avoir signé des lettres ouvertes en soutien aux condamnés dans l’affaire dite Réseaux. Ce procès – qui obtenu un fort retentissement en Russie – implique sept jeunes hommes inculpés pour terrorisme et condamnés à des peines allant jusqu’à 18 ans … Continue reading “La société civile russe vent debout contre la condamnation d’un groupe de militants d’extrême-gauche”

StocExpo to reveal 2020 Industry Trends

Feb 25, 2020 Picture:  StocExpo, the world’s largest and longest running international bulk liquid storage event, is set to release its first Industry Trends Report when the event returns to the Rotterdam Ahoy from 10 – 12 March 2020. According to the report, which surveyed the opinions of 171 key decision makers at businesses across … Continue reading “StocExpo to reveal 2020 Industry Trends”

DB Schenker invests as Volocopter extends Series C Round to €87 million

Feb 24, 2020 DB Schenker, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, TransLink Capital, and existing shareholders Lukasz Gadowski and btov join to extend Series C funding • Funding will be used to bring VoloCity towards certification • New board includes Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Frank Li among others • Total funding up to date now €122 million … Continue reading “DB Schenker invests as Volocopter extends Series C Round to €87 million”

Après le Brexit, la clarification de l’arène politique européenne

Comme chacun sait, le Brexit a largement été interprété comme une manifestation de la crise de la légitimité démocratique européenne. Mais il se trouve que, dans les mois qui ont suivi le référendum britannique de juin 2016, la quasi-totalité des partis européens comparables au UKIP – ce parti xénophobe et tribunitien, uniquement dédié à la … Continue reading “Après le Brexit, la clarification de l’arène politique européenne”

Truly Remaking Social Security is the Key to Having a Livable Society in the US

Photograph Source: FDR Presidential Library & Museum – CC BY 2.0 Social Security is back in the news, as both Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg, two emblematic one-percenter oligarchs, raise the issue of its future as part of their campaign strategy. Trump (a faux wannabe billionaire) has put Americans on notice that while he may … Continue reading “Truly Remaking Social Security is the Key to Having a Livable Society in the US”

“Top-brass” delegates confirmed to be at StocExpo

Feb 17, 2020 Picture:  StocExpo, the largest and longest running international bulk liquid storage event, has revealed the calibre of delegates already signed up for the show when it returns to the Rotterdam Ahoy on 10-12 March. Over 3,000 CEOs, MDs, senior engineers and other top decision-makers from the world’s key terminals, storage players, energy … Continue reading ““Top-brass” delegates confirmed to be at StocExpo”

Podcast : Utiliser des films d’horreur pour mieux comprendre la peur

David Fagundes/pexelsLa peur est une émotion ayant notamment pour action de nous protéger en augmentant notre vigilance et la préparation des réactions à adopter face à des éléments pouvant nous menacer. Les situations pouvant provoquer cette émotion peuvent être multiples. Alors que certaines sont immédiatement détectées comme une menace et engendrent une peur puissante et … Continue reading “Podcast : Utiliser des films d’horreur pour mieux comprendre la peur”

“Democratic Socialism” – Bring it on Corporate Socialists!

Crooked Donald Trump, the erstwhile failed gambling czar and corporate welfare king, is assailing Bernie Sanders for his “radical socialism.” How ludicrous given Trump’s three-year giveaway of taxpayer assets and authorities to giant corporations – a perfect portrait of crony capitalism. Others are joining the socialist labeling bandwagon, including corporatist right wing radio talk show … Continue reading ““Democratic Socialism” – Bring it on Corporate Socialists!”

World War III’s Newest Battlefield: the Arctic

In early March, an estimated 7,500 American combat troops will travel to Norway to join thousands of soldiers from other NATO countries in a massive mock battle with imagined invading forces from Russia. In this futuristic simulated engagement — it goes by the name of Exercise Cold Response 2020 — allied forces will “conduct multinational … Continue reading “World War III’s Newest Battlefield: the Arctic”

Cargo ship loses five containers near Wadden islands

Cargo ship OOCL Rauma lost five containers in the North Sea, north of Ameland on Tuesday afternoon. The responding Coast Guard spotted three containers floating in the water, one of which was open. Rolls of paper was floating around it, RTL Nieuws reports. The ship was en route from Kotka in Finland to Rotterdam. The … Continue reading “Cargo ship loses five containers near Wadden islands”

Nous sommes à l’aube d’un effondrement économique

Un récent rapport du Centre de recherche géologique de Finlande avertit que si rien n’est fait, l’industrie pétrolière mondiale pourrait s’effondrer et entraîner avec elle l’économie du globe. Nicolas Meilhan, membre de l’Association pour l’étude des pics pétrolier et gazier et du think tank Les Econoclastes, livre son analyse à Sputnik France. C’est un rapport … Continue reading “Nous sommes à l’aube d’un effondrement économique”

La Chine met en garde Paris contre une «discrimination» à l’égard de Huawei

L’ambassade de Chine en France a mis en garde Paris le 9 février contre d’éventuelles «mesures discriminatoires» à l’encontre du fleuron technologique chinois Huawei dans le cadre du déploiement de la 5G dans l’Hexagone. Se référant dans un communiqué à «des reportages récents dans plusieurs médias français», la représentation diplomatique évoque «des mesures restrictives contre … Continue reading “La Chine met en garde Paris contre une «discrimination» à l’égard de Huawei”

Selon une agence gouvernementale (Finlande), l’économie mondiale est proche de l’effondrement

Le centre de recherche géologique de Finlande (GTK) est formel. L’économie mondiale pourrait, beaucoup plus vite qu’on ne l’imagine et si des mesures drastiques ne sont pas prises, s’effondrer. Cet institut dépend du ministère des Affaires économiques et de l’Emploi finlandais et coordonne le projet européen ProMine, qui a créé un système d’étude et de … Continue reading “Selon une agence gouvernementale (Finlande), l’économie mondiale est proche de l’effondrement”

Cloudia Brings Next-generation Procure-to-Pay Solution to Middle East and Africa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates– (BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Finnish eProcurement service provider Cloudia today announced an exclusive agreement with BuyerQuest to add their Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution to the Cloudia product portfolio in the Middle East and Africa regions. Described as a next-generation Amazon-style solution, bringing the B2C eCommerce shopping experience to B2B Enterprise Procurement, BuyerQuest’s big selling … Continue reading “Cloudia Brings Next-generation Procure-to-Pay Solution to Middle East and Africa”

Roaming Charges: When Satan Quotes Scripture

Satan Spills the Plagues, William Blake. + The caucus system has been fetishized by the political pundit class for decades as an example of small state “town hall” style democracy in action. In fact, they’re anti-democratic, often controlled by party bosses, where, lacking secret ballots, people bullied into voting with the mob. Less than 10 … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: When Satan Quotes Scripture”

Tunis réitère son rejet de la normalisation avec Israël, sous quelque forme que ce soit

Le ministère tunisien des Affaires étrangères a souligné, avec force, mercredi, son rejet de toute forme de normalisation des relations avec Israël, même s’il s’agit de compétitions sportives. C’est ce qui ressort d’un communiqué rendu public, mercredi, par le ministère tunisien des Affaires étrangères, et dont Anadolu a eu copie. « Le match disputé par … Continue reading “Tunis réitère son rejet de la normalisation avec Israël, sous quelque forme que ce soit”

Soviet Hippies: The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

Still from “Soviet Hippies.” (Terje Toomistu) Astmatol : a spasmolytic agent used as a powder or in cigarettes. Astmatol is made of one part henbane leaves, two parts belladonna leaves, six parts Datura leaves, one part sodium nitrate, and three parts water. It is used in cases of bronchial asthma. Smoke is inhaled from the … Continue reading “Soviet Hippies: The Grass is Greener on the Other Side”

En Laponie, les conséquences paradoxales du tourisme sur le peuple Sami

Les codes traditionnels de la culture sami sont récupérés par les acteurs (non samis) du tourisme pour vendre des objets sous couvert d’« authenticité ». ShutterstockComptant parmi les derniers peuples aborigènes du Grand Nord, les Samis sont établis en Norvège, en Suède, en Finlande et dans le nord-ouest de la Russie. Ce groupe vit pour … Continue reading “En Laponie, les conséquences paradoxales du tourisme sur le peuple Sami”

Adani and the Purpose of Education

Photograph Source: Stephen Hass – CC BY 2.0 Recently, Survival International, the organization that campaigns with ‘tribal peoples,’ ran a story about the Indian conglomerate, Adani Group, setting up a Tribal Residential School for children in Bankishole, Baripada, in Mayurbhanj District in Odisha State – a region in Eastern India known for its tribal communities. … Continue reading “Adani and the Purpose of Education”

Night train connecting Amsterdam to Scandinavian capital under consideration

Five prominent European cities are looking into a night train between Amsterdam and Stockholm. Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki have all put this project on their political agenda, Dagblad van het Noorden wrote on Friday.Submitted by Janene Pieters on January 24, 2020 – 13:50