ずくなしの冷や水

2017年07月15日

アルジェリアにいるサウジの大使がハマスをテロリストと呼ぶ

FARSNEWS2017/7/14
Outrage in Algeria after Saudi Envoy Calls Hamas ‘Terrorist’ Movement
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi regime’s ambassador to Algeria, caused anger after describing Palestinian Hamas resistance movement as “terrorist”.

Speaking in an interview with Ennahar television, Sami Bin Abdullah Al-Saleh was asked if Hamas is a terrorist organization to which he replied, “It’s now categorized….if it seeks to cause and create trouble then of course”, Al Waght reported.

Nasser Hamdadouche, head of the parliamentary bloc of the Movement for Social Peace, criticized the Ambassador’s comments.

“The Saudi ambassador should respect the Algerian people’s sense of the central issue, a doctrinal issue, to the extent of fulfilling the late President Houari Boumediene’s statement that Algeria is with Palestine.”

“We do not want the Algerian state to be involved in these shameful positions towards the Palestinian cause, nor to engage in this attempt to be open to Israel”, he added.

Hamdadouche called on the Saudi ambassador to “withdraw his hostile statement towards the Palestinian resistance and not to use his diplomatic position in Algeria to promote non-Arab and Islamic trends.”

He also called on the Algerian foreign ministry “to call this ambassador, and alert him to the seriousness of these statements on the land of Algeria, statements and positions are not welcome.”

“We expect the Algerian diplomat to summon the ambassador to inform him of the position of Algeria and demand his respect to the Algerian people and their position in support of the liberation of Palestine and Al-Aqsa,” Ahmed Al-Dan, secretary-general of the National Construction Movement, said.

The ambassador is expected to take into consideration the general sentiment of the Algerian people. He’s free on where his country stands, but diplomacy has its traditions that should not be overlooked.

Algerian activists took to social media to criticize Al-Saleh’s comments using the hashtag “of course resistance.”

“Algeria is with Palestine and with resistance. You cannot say the opposite in Algeria,” activist Yemse Meneghi Yahyaoui wrote online.

Algerian blogger Abdel Hamid Kharbashi suggested inviting Hamas representatives to Algeria “to see how much the Algerian people love terrorism.”

次の風刺画はホントなんですね。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:32| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米軍のヘリコプターがシリア国内で繰り返しテロリストを移送

FARSNEWS2017/7/12
US-Led Coalition Conducts Heliborne Operation in Eastern Homs, Taking ISIL Members away
TEHRAN (FNA)- Three military helicopters of the US-led coalition carried out another heliborne operation in Eastern Homs, carrying a number of ISIL terrorists on board, local sources reported on Wednesday.

The Arabic-language al-Hadath news quoted the sources as saying that a group of ISIL terrorists were transferred by a van from the town of Ayyash in Eastern Deir Ezzur to a ISIL-held desert region in the Eastern direction of the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs, where three helicopters of the US-led coalition were hovering over the region.

One of the helicopters landed but the other two continued to fly over the region.

The sources told al-Hadath that the three helicopters flew towards North and entered Raqqa airspace, adding that there is no information about their exact destination.

The sources further said that the ISIL militants taken away by the American choppers could have been one of the spying groups used by Washington via Jeish Maqavir al-Thowrah militant group to materialize its objectives in the region.

A senior Syrian legislator revealed in early July that the US aircraft were transferring ISIL terrorists from Raqqa province to unknown destinations.

Ammar al-Assad said that the world was aware of the West's hostile policies and allegations against the Syrian government and knew that the western governments and the US wanted to display the Damascus government as the culprit behind the killing of civilians by releasing fake footage and raising unfounded allegations.

He added that videos were mostly taken in places other than Syria under the supervision of the White Helmets Organization which produced these videos using actors to prove the West's allegations against the Syrian government.

Elsewhere, Assad said that the US was transferring the ISIL terrorists from Syria, specially Raqqa province, to unknown places.

Arab media outlets had disclosed that the ISIL started withdrawing troops from West of Raqqa province following an agreement with the US-backed Kurdish forces, while Syrian army soldiers managed to oust ISIL from its last strongholds in Eastern Aleppo and enter Western part of the group's de-facto capital in the Arab country.

Al-Assad revealed mid-June that the US transferred the ISIL ringleaders who were originally from the Western states from Raqqa to other regions.

He said that the US allowed over 120 ISIL members to leave Raqqa with their weapons and go towards al-Sukhnah to create insecurity in Palmyra (Tadmur) region but the Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded and killed them.

"The US is highly coordinated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as some of the group's commanders are from the US, Britain, France and certain regional states. Actually what is happening in the battlefield is against what the media say. Many surprising events happen," al-Assad added.

He said that weeks ago, the US-led coalition planes staged heliborne operations in Raqqa and transferred a number of ISIL ringleaders to unknown places, adding that they were not Syrian, Iraqi or Chinese, but were the western commanders of the ISIL.

Noting that Raqqa was highly important to the US, he stressed that "How could it be possible for the ISIL and the SDF to arrive at an agreement, despite their ideological differences, that allows the ISIL leaders to leave Raqqa through a safe passage."

FARSNEWS2017/7/14

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:53| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

テロリストの妻たちが語るISISカリフェイトの実像  こんな悪魔の国を作ったのはどこか?

RT2017/7/15
‘She bled to death, nobody paid attention’: ISIS wives share chilling stories of life in ‘caliphate’

Women who managed to break free from the clutches of Islamic State terrorists told RT harrowing stories of what they lived through, shedding light on the rampant violence, sex slavery and a bloodcurdling neglect for life thriving in the so-called “caliphate.”

Khadija, who came to Syria from Tunis to live in Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) Syrian stronghold of Raqqa for three years, told RT that she saw plenty of cruelty and injustice, but no genuine pursuit of religion or Islamic law.

“My husband and I made a huge mistake by coming there. And I advise you not to believe those who say that ISIS is an Islamic state, which preaches Islam and Sharia and lives pursuant to the teachings of Prophet Muhammed and the Koran,” Khadija said.

The militants do not tolerate any dissent and opposition to their reign, she noted.

“Everybody, who takes a stand against them, they behead. And people don’t know when this is going to happen.”

“They are not on righteous path. This is the state of tyranny and Satan. My husband renounced them, and told me to do the same,” Khadija went on to say, adding that she and her husband escaped Raqqa running south to the town of al-Mayadeen and then to Turkey.

But before she made her escape, the young woman got to know IS’s darkest side with its ever-depreciating cost of human life, and in particular, of that of the most vulnerable, women and children.

“There was a lot of evil in the places where women live. Children were suffering from scabies, lice. When children were ill, they did not receive treatment at hospital,” Khadija said.

If women were found to be in violation of the strict code of conduct, imposed by IS, they were locked up in prison-like detention facilities by female watchers, put in charge of “women dormitories.”

“It was sickening to be there,” Khadija said, recounting stories of women in labor seeking help and receiving indifference at best. Women were routinely denied maternity care and forced to deliver babies on the spot.

One woman bled to death during labor after the dormitory’s superintendent refused to help her.

“That poor woman went to the garden, while bleeding heavily, stayed there till morning in a rainy and cold weather. Nobody paid attention to her. And in the morning her husband came, saw her body lying in the garden and passed by, without paying any attention, as nothing happened, as if [she] were a dog,” Khadija said.

In another case, a woman became crippled after her plea to be sent to hospital was rejected despite her saying that he leg was rotting.

While it appears that for a lot of women the life under IS was a living hell, it was not uncommon for the militants to have a sex slave in addition to a wife.

According to Khadija, women who are not sex slaves, are not subjected to the so-called “sex jihad.”

“You go to the city hall and get married. If you have been married and your husband got killed, you just got married to another man,” she said. The completely different story is, however, when a woman is captured and turned into a sex slave.

As a sex slave, a woman is considered to be the property of her owner, to do with as he pleases, for instance, to sell or give as a present.

“The wife and the other woman live separately. He lives with them in turns – one day with one woman, and the other day with another,” Khadija said, noting that despite their superior status lawful wives sometimes envy the Yazidi slave women.

“Many men love Yazidi girls more than their wives,” she said.

A 20-year-old, Nur Al-Khouda, originally from Tripoli, Lebanon, said her husband first joined a Salafi group where he was indoctrinated with IS ideology and left for Syria.

“He persuaded me that there’s nothing bad there and I trusted him as his wife so I arranged all the documents and I joined him in Syria,” the young woman told RT.

The slave trade is a booming market in IS, she said.

“They paid a lot of attention to women’s looks. They bought makeup to sell them for $15,000, the virgins were priced at $30,000.”

Young girls also became a mere commodity once they are in hands of jihadists, she added, recounting that the militants planned to sell a 10-year-old girl for some $10,000.

It was reported the girls as young as 8 are sold at such slave markets. Some 3,000 to 5,000 Yazidi women are believed to be held captive by IS as sex slaves.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:32| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

中国製格安PCは使えるか

2012年の体育の日の連休、パソコンが不調で修理とデータの移し替えに時間を取られた。子供が不用品処分代わりにくれたペンティアム4の古いパソコンは、私の6、7年前の自作パソコンより確かに能力があるのだが、マザーボードに不調なところがあるらしく、なかなか起動しない。

それに、とにかく電気を食う機械で冬は暖房代わりになりそうなほど排熱が大きい。まず、電源のファンがガーガーと音を立て始めて古いパソコンから取っておいた電源に交換したが、日曜には使用中に画面が消えてしまった。

以前使っていた自作パソコンを動かして当座をしのいだが、こっちもいついかれるか分からないし、HDに不良セクターありとの警告が頻繁に出る。ネットの閲覧も遅い。

さて、どうする? パソコンを自作するならマザーボードとCPUにメモリーは必須だから3万円は間違いなくかかるだろう。今は、3万円程度でWindows7の入った機械が買える。もうパソコン自作は止めて中国製の完成品を買うことにした。デスクトップ本体モニターなしで予算3万円、安いところを探して26,000円で購入。キーボード、マウス、スピーカー付属。

表計算やデータベースソフトは、Windows2000用のものを使い、モニターも古いものを使うから追加出費はない。ただ、HDDがひとつだけなのでデータのバックバックアップ手段が必要だ。

以前は、家庭内のLANを通じて別の機械にデータをコピーしていたが、子供にセキュリティ無視のすごい荒技だと呆れられたことがある。それにもうちゃんと動く別の機械はないから、古いパソコンから外したHDDを外付けにしてデータをコピーしておくことにした。

この外付けケースが4千円で買えるはずだから合計で3万円と予算の範囲内に収まる。

火曜に注文したら水曜に届いた。ソフトを入れ、メーラーの設定、自分のブログにアクセスするためのIDとパスワード、他にもいくつかIDとPWの入力が必要だ。画像などをレンタルサーバーにアップするためのファイ転送ソフトをダウンロードし、設定。

データをコピーしておいたHDDを一応動くパソコンに取り付けてLAN経由で新しいパソコンにコピー。古いメールとブラウザのお気に入りは、外付けHDDが用意できてから、なんとか取り出そう。

半日で一応、基本的な作業が可能な環境に整った。

新しい機械は、ペンティアム4の機械と同じ位にネットの閲覧が速い。大きなファイルの処理も特にイラつくことはない。音も静かで今のところ安定して稼動している。

問題は、いずれ起きるであろうHDDの不調時の備えだ。HDDにプリインストールされたシステムは、自分でバックアップディスクを作る。DVDで6枚になるというから、時間がかかりそうだが仕方がない。(4.8GB4枚で足りた、途中でミスをして1時間ほどかかった)

これだけのコストパフォーマンスがあれば、米国の低廉なパソコン直販メーカーも立ち行かないだろう。日本のメーカーは言うまでもない。(lenoboは7〜9期PC売り上げ世界1位になった)

日本のコンデンサーや抵抗器のメーカーは大変だと改めて思う。液晶メーカーが経営危機に陥るのもそんな流れだ。

世の中、安いもので済ませるには手間がかかるが、これは仕方がない。面倒な作業を厭わない方、壊れてもあわてないで済む方には、中国製の格安パソコンは、十分使えると思う。ただ、説明書はきわめて簡略で、内容も、使われている日本語もかなり分かりにくい点があるので、手馴れた人のアドバイスが必要なこともあるかもしれない。

私は、耐用年数2年と見込み、毎月電気代千円節約で元が取れると計算しているのだが、どうなるだろう。

・・・

パソコンを更新して1週間が経過。カスタマイズを終えて「営業運転」中だが、不満に感じるところは別にない。OSがXPから7になったのに伴い、FIREFOXも最新版になり、その他のフリーソフトも最新版に更新されて印象が大きく変わった。

このパソコンには、KingSoftという会社のオフィススイートがプリインストールされているから、手持ちのオフィススイートソフトがなくても表計算や文書作成はできる。私は、Win2000用のオフィスをインストールしてこれを外した。

付属のセキュリティソフトは、フリーソフトをインストールしている間は役に立ったが、無料の利用期間が終わりかけたのでこれも外した。

静かで、排熱も大きくないし、USBやDVD、音声取出端末も安定して動くのでストレスがない。

OSプリインストールの機械は、OSのバックアップが必須。このパソコンには、メーカーの用意したWindows起動前の再インストールツールが用意されていて、ひとつはHDDの隠しディレクトリィに、もうひとつはDVDに書き込んでおくようになっている。早い時点で、DVDによるバックアップファイルの作成が必要だ。

操作の不都合でシステムファイルが損傷して起動できない場合は、HDDからの再インストールができるし、HDDの損傷交換ならDVDから再インストールすることになる。

その他にもWindows7自体がシステムバックアップの仕組みを持っている。すべてのバックアップシステムを使うことにした。

発見は、DVDドライブをハードディスクドライブのように個別のファイルごとに読み書きできるようになっていること。数年前から一部のメーカーからそのようなDVDドライブが出ていたが、DVD−RWのディスクを使ってそのように使えるのは便利だ。

これを知って、外付けのハードディスクドライブを買うのを止めた。データのバックアップは、DVDを使うことにした。DVDドライブの書き込みスピードはずいぶん速くなっているし、特別のソフトを必要としないので簡易だ。

いつ故障するか、それが問題だが、もうパソコン自作はしないだろうから、中古パーツなどを処分しなければならない。

・・・

パソコンを更新してから1ヶ月が経過した。特にトラブルはない。休止やスリープからの立ち上がりも速くて確実。10月の電気代は予定通り1000円安くなった。日本と米国のパソコンメーカーが壊滅的打撃を受けるのは避けられない。

2013年09月30日
格安パソコンはほどほどに使え
全国サムネイルのサイトから、せっせと全国の空間線量率のデータを蓄積していたら、29日分が貯まり、ファイルサイズが膨大なものになってしまった。1日に55万行ほどだから、29日間で1,600万行ほどになる。

これだけになると、データベースソフトのテーブルを思うように加工できないようになり、分割しようにもどこがネックなのか分からないが、エクセルにもテキストエディターにもエクスポートできなくなった。

闇雲にファイルを変換して保存しようとしていたら、モンスターファイルが出来て、いったんそれをクリックするとPCがフリーズするようになってしまった。クリックした途端にフリーズだから削除も出来ない。

幸い、毎日、データのバックアップを取っているので、モンスターファイルの入ったフォルダーを丸ごと削除したら、ようやく消すことが出来た。

リカバリーのためのDVD使用枚数が多いためにえらく手間を食った。最初に、消したいファイルだけを残して、必要なファイルを別のところに避難させて残ったファイルをフォルダーごと削除して、その後、同名のフォルダーを作って、そこに避難させたァイルを戻すと言う方法が一番手間がかからなかったようだ。

中国製格安パソコンがおかしくなったのは、今回がはじめて。酷使しすぎたと反省しきりだ。

2017/7/15
中国製のデスクトップパソコンを格安で購入して5年近くになる。最近は、海外ニュースのチェックでブラウザーのタブを20以上開いていることも多く、ブラウザーがフリーズすることも多いがこれは私が無理な使い方をしているためだ。

その他には特に支障は出ていないのだが、7月に入ってから暑い日が続いたためだろう、何かホコリが焼けているような臭いがするようになった。

あれーっ、とうとう寿命かな? でも5年間パソコン内部のホコリ掃除もしていないなぁと気付いて、7/15は朝一番でパソコンメンテナンス。冷却用ファンが少し音を立てていたからもしそれが故障なら交換しよう、近くで入手できなければ秋葉原まで行くことにしようと決めた。

ケーブル類を外して横板を開ける。ウォー、すごいホコリ! これでよくファンが回っていたものだ。精密ドライバーを使ってファンを外す。その下にあるアルミの放熱板にもホコリが詰まっている。

洗面所で古歯ブラシを使ってファンのホコリを除く。アルミの放熱板は湿ったテッシュで丁寧に拭き、ホコリを除いた。

ファンから異音がしていたのは、ホコリのせいだ。交換せずそのまま使うことにして取り付ける。横板もはめて、ビス留め。

ケーブル類を取り付けてスイッチを入れるといつものように動いた。異音は無くなった。ホコリのこげるにおいも気にならなくなった。やれやれ。

(初出 2012/10/14 追記10/17 11/14 2013/9/30 2017/7/15)
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:47| Comment(6) | デジタル・インターネット

2017/6人口動態速報 横須賀市出生数7年間で最低 今やるべきことは?

2017/6の人口動態がよくありません。本来、6月は死亡数が最低になる季節です。
柏市 前年同月比 出生数増死亡数増、出生死亡比率悪化
筑西市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数同、出生死亡比率悪化
仙台市 前年同月比 出生死亡比率ほぼ変わらず
いわき市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
守谷市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数減、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
浦安市 前年同月比 出生数増死亡数増、出生死亡比率わずかに改善
大和市 前年同月比 出生数増死亡数増、出生死亡比率悪化
市原市 前年同月比 出生数増死亡数減、出生死亡比率改善
高萩市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
日立市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
横浜市 前年同月比 出生数大幅減死亡数微増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
川崎市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
福島市 前年同月比 出生数増死亡数増、出生死亡比率改善
我孫子市 前年同月比 出生数増死亡数増、出生死亡比率悪化
厚木市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数減、出生死亡比率悪化
横須賀市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
松戸市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数大幅増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
郡山市 前年同月比 出生数同死亡数増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
流山市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数大幅増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
市川市 前年同月比 出生数増死亡数増、出生死亡比率ほぼ変わらず
水戸市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数大幅増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化
千葉市 前年同月比 出生数微減死亡数微増、出生死亡比率悪化
常総市 前年同月比 出生数増死亡数大幅増、出生死亡比率大幅改善
小田原市 前年同月比 出生数減死亡数大幅増、出生死亡比率大幅悪化

既発表24市、浦安市、市原市、福島市、常総市を除いていずれも出生死亡比率悪化

未公表 船橋市、ひたちなか市、鎌ケ谷市、鎌倉市

横須賀市の2017/6の出生数が2010/2以降で最低となりました。
未公表の鎌倉を前年同と置いています。




日本人、特に東日本に住む人は、全員が深刻な疾病発症のウエイティングリストに載っています。後は順番が繰り上がるか、繰り下がるかだけの違いです。

順番の繰り上がりを避けるためには、追加的な被曝を避けることしか手がありません。あなたには、放医研はキレート剤による排出促進を講じてくれません。

自分でやるしかないのです。キレート剤は無縁だとすれば、後は汚染食品を食べない、追加的な吸気被曝を避ける、外部被曝の低減を図る、それしか手がありません。

現時点での状況と被曝回避の心がけ、次のIさんの投稿に尽きています。

2017年07月03日
静かに綴られたIさんの思い ぜひお読みください

2017年07月04日
この夏は体調管理に特に注意 病院は患者を待っている
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:15| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

福島第一原発が放射性の水の海洋投棄を計画

RT2017/7/14
Fukushima’s radioactive water to be released into ocean under new plan
The “decision has already been made” to release radioactive material from the Fukushima plant into the ocean, according to its owners. Fishermen have reacted with fury to the decision, claiming it will devastate their already struggling industry.

Under the plan the radioactive material tritium, which is being used to cool reactors whose cooling systems were damaged in the 2011 tsunami, will be released into the Pacific Ocean.

"I'm very sorry that Tepco has been prolonging making a decision," the new chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) Takashi Kawamura told reporters on Thursday, reported Reuters. "We could have decided much earlier, and that is Tepco's responsibility."

The plan still requires the approval of the Japanese government before TEPCO can proceed.

Some 770,000 tons (metric) of tritium-containing water is currently stored in 580 tanks at the plant, reported the Japan Times. Toxic water at the plant is currently being treated through a processing system that can remove 62 different types of radioactive material, except tritium.

The local fishermen cooperative has hit out at the plan, saying it had not been discussed with local residents.

“Releasing (tritium) into the sea will create a new wave of unfounded rumors, making our efforts all for naught,” Kanji Tachiya, head of a local fishermen cooperative, told the Japan Times.

Situated 10 meters above sea-level, three of the nuclear power plant’s six reactors’ cooling systems were crippled by flooding caused by the tsunami, making the disaster the worst since the Chernobyl catastrophe in the USSR in 1986.

The plan still requires the approval of the Japanese government before TEPCO can proceed.

Some 770,000 tons (metric) of tritium-containing water is currently stored in 580 tanks at the plant, reported the Japan Times. Toxic water at the plant is currently being treated through a processing system that can remove 62 different types of radioactive material, except tritium.

The local fishermen cooperative has hit out at the plan, saying it had not been discussed with local residents.

“Releasing (tritium) into the sea will create a new wave of unfounded rumors, making our efforts all for naught,” Kanji Tachiya, head of a local fishermen cooperative, told the Japan Times..

Situated 10 meters above sea-level, three of the nuclear power plant’s six reactors’ cooling systems were crippled by flooding caused by the tsunami, making the disaster the worst since the Chernobyl catastrophe in the USSR in 1986.

この記事へのコメント
1 Can you imagine the uproar if Russia had done or is about to do something similar.
2 They already did it at submarine cimetery, yet many country sunk radioactive baril in sea in past decade, the safiest way is to use old mine and stock it, but mine should be free of water circuit
3 Cant compare a small nuclear reactor sub with 4 meltdown cores of a power plant.
4 all the time (chernob.< fuku)

5 I guess, TEPCO has decided that they've already killed the ocean once, what's the harm in killing it a second time?
6 Shlomo doesnt care now hand over the shekels.
7 In canada a small release of tritium in its drinking water caused people to get cancer and die. A glass of water equaled rougly 30 xrays. They still have tritium in their water to this day.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:26| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

イエメンのコレラがサウジの巡礼者に降りかかる

PRESSTV2017/7/14
Cholera outbreak in Yemen poses risk to Hajj pilgrims: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the cholera outbreak in Yemen could spread during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September.

The WHO said on Friday that the pilgrimage draws two to four million Muslims each year, of whom about 1.5 to two million are foreigners, raising the risk from illnesses such as dengue, yellow fever, Zika virus and meningococcal disease as well as cholera.

The WHO cholera expert, Dominique Legros, said reinforced surveillance and rapid tests to detect cases early helped Saudi Arabia avoid a cholera outbreak for many years.

"Don’t forget that today we are speaking of Yemen but they are receiving pilgrims from a lot of endemic countries, and they managed not to have an outbreak, essentially by making sure that living conditions, access to water in particular, hygienic conditions, are in place," he said at a regular UN briefing. "They are well-prepared in my view."

Cholera, which causes severe diarrhea and dehydration, is transmitted through contaminated drinking water and could prove fatal in up to 15 percent of untreated cases.

The incubation period of the disease is a matter of hours and once symptoms begin, cholera can kill within hours if the patient does not receive treatment. The WHO expert, however, said 80 percent of patients show no symptoms, making airport screening “useless”.

"That’s why we advise countries against airport screening for patients. The Saudis don’t do that. It's useless, technically speaking," Legros said.

The United Nations has blamed Yemen’s cholera crisis on the perpetrators of the ongoing war against the impoverished country and their foreign supporters.

Stephen O'Brien, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that the “man-made” outbreak of the deadly disease was “a direct result” of the Saudi-led aggression and “serious violations of international law."

The UN official warned that the suspected cholera cases across Yemen had surpassed 320,000 while at least 1,740 had lost their lives after being infected.

The Saudi-led war has destroyed most of Yemen’s infrastructure and put nearly half of the country’s population on the verge of famine.

Local Yemeni sources have put the death toll from the Saudi war at over 12,000, including many women and children.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

嫌われるRT そりゃそうだ 何でも「忖度」なしに伝えている

RT(RUSSIA TODAY)は、今世界で最も視聴者の多いインターネット・ニュースです。毎日チェックしていますが、一番詳しいのは英国のニュース。特にコービンの関係は詳しいです。事件があるとライブで中継します。各国に置いた支局の取材能力の差が大きいのでしょう。独、仏のニュースはかなり見劣りがします。米国については、環境関連の報告ものが多いでしょうか。取材に制約があるのでしょう。シリア関係のニュースは減りました。中国や東南アジアのニュースは少ないですが、フィリッピンのテロ事件やミャンマーの少数民族虐待などは扱いました。日本のメディアでは扱っていないのではないでしょうか。最近は日本のニュースも少し増加気味ですが、悪い話だけです。

これだけの質と量のニュースを無料で流されると、海外ニュースはまずRTでとなります。他のメディアで関連情報を探すこともありますが、ほとんどがRTの内容と同じで参考にならない場合が多いです。

RT2017/7/14
‘Punish Russians for having RT?’ Fox News host slams US senator over ‘Russian propaganda’ (VIDEO)
Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Democratic Congressman David Cicilline, who claimed on Carlson’s show that RT is simply a “Russian propaganda" machine.

The confrontation starts off as Cicilline says the US should “hold them [the Russian government] to account and sanction them,” so that “Russia understands that America isn’t going to allow that.”

Host Tucker Carlson interrupted to ask: “Not to allow what exactly?”

Cicilline stumbles with his response, repeating instead a familiar refrain among politicians in the United States: “Russian RT propaganda” is to blame.

Carlson continues to press Cicilline: “You said RT is a problem. RT is a cable network. It’s a very left-wing one by the way. I don’t watch it, but… RT is a part of the American press corps. Do you think we should ban RT? What are you saying exactly?”

Cicilline does not give a direct answer, saying instead that “the Russian government, led by Vladimir Putin, engaged in a very sophisticated effort to undermine the election of Hillary Clinton.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:24| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

フラッキングの排水がペンシルバニアの流域を放射性物質で汚染している

RT2017/7/14
Fracking waste contaminates Penn. watershed with radioactive material
Stream sediments in Pennsylvania downstream from two fracking wastewater treatment facilities were found to contain radioactive material and carcinogens, according to study scientists from Penn State, Colorado State and Dartmouth universities.

The study’s findings, published Thursday, came after Penn State’s Bill Burgos and his fellow scientists sought to discover what had been the effect of the strategy of treating and releasing fracking wastewater, according to the Independent.

They sampled sediments and groundwater from the Conemaugh River water, downstream from two facilities that were created to make the water used in the fracking process fit for release into the environment.

Isotopic ratios of 226Ra/228Ra and 87Sr/86Sr identified that peak concentrations of Ra and Sr were likely sourced from wastewaters that originated from the Marcellus Shale formation,” according to the study Watershed-Scale Impacts for Surface Water Disposal of Oil and Gas Wastewater in Western Pennsylvania.

Their analysis detected peak concentrations of radium, chloride, barium, strontium, radium and organic compounds in Conemaugh River watershed. The two major classes of organic contaminants included nonylphenol ethoxylates, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, known carcinogens.

When scientists examined steam sediments in Blacklick Creek, just downstream from one treatment plant, it was found to contain about 200 times the level of radium found upstream of the plant.

The highest concentration of radium was just 14 percent below the level at which it would have to be treated as radioactive waste in some US states.

“Despite several other sources of contaminants such as coal bed methane, coal mine drainage, and flue gas desulfurization releases that can impact surface water quality, we document multiple lines of evidence that indicate the legacy of unconventional oil-and-gas wastewater disposal has impacted stream sediments and porewater (groundwater) on a watershed scale,” wrote Burgos in the study, published in ACS’s journal Environmental Science & Technology.

The highest toxic concentrations coincided with sediment layers deposited five to 10 years ago during a peak period of fracking wastewater disposal, Burgos said. Elevated levels of radium were also found as far as 12 miles downstream of the treatment plants.

The US is experiencing an oil and gas boom from exploiting its natural resources through fracking, but in doing so is creating billions of gallons of wastewater that are hard to contain and hard to treat.

Fracking involves forcing under high pressure water and other substances, which can include radioactive ones, into cracks in porous rocks that contain fossil fuels.

The report estimates that in 2015 there were 10,000 unconventional oil and gas wells in the Marcellus Shale, which produced 1.7 billion gallons of wastewater. The facilities that collect the water provide only limited treatment before releasing it into surface waters, according to Science Daily.

The Marcellus Shale is a geology seam which stretches from Southern New York to Virginia and is claimed by the fossil fuel industry to have rich deposits of natural gas and oil.

Burgos said risks posed by the pollutants in the sediment and groundwater “are difficult to assess,” and the watershed is not used as a public source of drinking water.

The potential risks associated with this contamination are unknown, the researchers said, but they recommended tighter regulations of wastewater disposal could help the environmental and human health.

Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, 12 families in West Whiteland and Uwchlan townships reported contaminated well water in Chester County, causing Sunoco Pipeline LP to temporarily halt construction of the its Mariner East 2 pipeline last Friday.

The Mariner East 2 pipeline will carry natural gas from Ohio and the Marcellus Shale fields to a terminal in Marcus Hook, Delaware County.

Although most of the 350-mile pipeline is being built in a trench near the surface, Sunoco is using horizontal drilling methods to install the pipeline through densely populated areas of Chester and Delaware counties.

Five families with contaminated water were moved to local hotels after alerting the company and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the water problem. Other families were given filtration supplies and bottled water.
Sunoco tested the private wells to determine if its horizontal drilling caused the murky water by introducing bentonite clay into water supplies. Results of those tests have not been made available so far.

“Our concern is to make sure that our residents have a permanent solution to this so it doesn’t recur,” said George Turner, a township supervisor, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Officials in West Whiteland are asking Sunoco to cover the costs of connecting a dozen homes to the public water system so that they are no longer affected by the company’s drilling. Some residents don’t favor the plan.

“If I have to hook up to city water, they should have to pay my water bills for the rest of my life,” Benjamin Eckert, a homeowner, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We had a perfectly good well.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:16| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故