Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jose Maria Vitier.Cuba.

"En Silencio ha tenido que ser", Jose Maria Vitier.Cuba.

Jose Maria Vitier.Cuba.

Bharti-Walmart gets into community development. Business Daily from THE HINDU group of publications .

CHANDIGARH: Bharti-Walmart, the joint wholesale retail venture between Bharti Enterprises and the Wal-Mart Stores Inc of the US, on Tuesday unveiled its sustainable agricultural programme at Haider Nagar village, near Malerkotla in Punjab.

The implementation of this community development programme is aimed at Bharti-Walmart’s commitment to provide quality fresh produce to retail stores through efficient supply chain management.
The sustainable agricultural programme provides closed loop sanitation and energy-efficient modern solutions through community toilets and bio-gas plants in this village, the release said. The initiative forms part of the company’s objective of setting u p an efficient and robust supply chain that maximizes value for farmers and retailers.
Unveiling the initiatives, Bharti-Wal-Mart managing director and chief executive Mr Raj Jain said, “at Bharti Walmart, we firmly believe that the second green revolution will happen outside the farm through reduction of wastages in the supply chain betwe en the farm and the end consumer.”
Under the initiative, the company has constructed 80 modern toilets in the village, besides installing bio-gas plants. Additionally, 10 community dustbins have been installed in the village to manage solid household waste. To facilitate these initiatives , six self-help groups have been formed which serve as an effective platform between local community and the company.
Bharti-Walmart has also started health and education intervention programme. A children’s group has been created to motivate non-school going children to take up primary education. – PTI

Christian Warrior, fanatic religius group umbrella of domestic terrorism charged.in United States courts.

Domestic terrorism: Religious fanatics were an umbrella of netive terrorists planning to kill cops in America.

They were planning to kill police in the name of God to broken the law and order of the american society.

This is not the first time that groups of so called peaceful and religious are in fact an umbrella cover for known terrorists, money and resources for terrorist activities around the world. using as a base  the United States, American society must be alert. Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida, 34232.

(CNN) -- Members of a militia charged with plotting to kill police were not Christian or a militia, a man acquainted with the group said Tuesday.

"This is a group that I would classify as neither a militia or a Christian group," said Michael Lackomar, a member of the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia. "They're really a fringe group outside of anything we do.

A suicidal "kamikaze", perhaps a madman manipulated by others, recently launched a plane into the building of internal revenue which must now be demolished.
A technique of terrorism is "to handled under the table" the religious sentiments of a person or state of dementia, to bring him against his own society as the army did in Japan, knowing they are loossing the war, with "kamikaze".
"They're more of a private army or a terrorist organization or really just a criminal organization."
Federal authorities on Monday charged nine members of a group called the Hutaree militia with conspiring to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then kill other officers at the funeral.
The group says on its Web site that Hutaree means "Christian warrior." Its home page said it is "Preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive."

Monday, March 29, 2010

Some 73 injured in subway blasts stay in Moscow hospitals. NOVOSTI RIA.

A total of 73 people, injured in Monday's terrorist attacks on the Moscow subway, remain in the city's hospitals.
A total of 73 people, injured in Monday's terrorist attacks on the Moscow subway, remain in the city's hospitals, an emergencies ministry source told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

The health ministry announced on Monday evening that the number of injured stood at 72.
"As of 5.30 Moscow time Tuesday a total of 73 people injured in the Moscow metro exposions remain in the capital's hospitals," Pavel Kozlov said.
The death toll remains unchanged, at 38 people, he added.
В больницах Москвы находятся 73 пострадавших в терактах в метро - МЧС
Число госпитализированных пострадавших в результате терактов в московском метрополитене, которые произошли в понедельник утром, составляет 73 человека, сообщил старший оперативный дежурный МЧС РФ Павел Козлов РИА Новости во вторник.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Tenderness versus violence". SEX BEHAVIOR SINCE THE POINT OF VIEW OF AMERICAN WOMAN LIVING IN CUBA.kyūba de wa , dansei no sekkusu no dōsa desu .

The culture of solidarity prevailing in Cuba, to the culture of the individuality of the United States, can you explain how the phenomenon of violence against women is expressed in both contexts

Sue Greene • digital@juventudrebelde.cu the 2010 March 26 20: 43: 51 CDT
Sue Greene
the 2010 March 26 20: 43: 51 CDT
"What I can tell you you have do not have other men?..." It's the value of your own tenderness.

D. H. Lawrence
I grew up in a culture of violence during a violent. My eyes were male violence in many places of my environment. In the streets of Philadelphia saw gang of boys with firearms. On television he saw their images in Vietnam.
An image that always accompanies me is the newspaper in the city of my youth. Every day on the front cover featured a column entitled daily account of crime: a list of the number of women raped (for men) on that day, the number of people killed (for men), the number of people attacked violently (invariably male)...
All these events occurred during 24 hours in my city. Day after day, token such violence. My home with a divorced mother and a sister, was my refuge. So I learned that tenderness was female and male violence. I needed to travel very far to open the eyes and the heart to a different perspective.
The unknown
My first significant encounter with the male tenderness begins in the early hours of the day I arrived in Cuba. Had many expectations and wishes to absorb every facet of the country that I decided to explore it immediately.
I left the hotel and I went on the Boulevard of Bishop, in old Havana. The streets were dark and empty. While dawn came to the San Francisco square and saw hundreds of meeting men.
My experience and education said me that this was not a safe position for a single woman. I felt fear, emotionally. Then I remembered where it was. Intellectually knew that it was safe because it was in Cuba............
........I went to the men and I was fascinated. Had been faced with a sample exquisite smoothness and male beauty: perched on their toes, acuclillados on his shoulders, there were hundreds of tropical birds.
I looked at the interaction between men and birds. They extended it caresses. Speaking to their birds. Kiss them. The displayed proudly to his friends. They were open in her affections and suavidades. I have never seen a group of men as open to other men.
This male tenderness of Cuba caught my attention, my fascination and my admiration because it was so contrary to my world. Until that point I had not known that tenderness on a large scale. In this new land it was on the streets. In my homeland saw violence and violence corollary is a great lack of tenderness.
Why in Cuba? I believe that there are many explanations for the difference between my country and men from here. Differences of culture, differences between a life of cooperation and competition life and sex education.
On the one hand saw the activism of national organizations in Cuba, on the other ubiquitous pornography in the United States that glorifies violence against women and trafficking as object and love to weapons, which also glorified violence.
A culture of solidarity to a culture of individuality can be explained how the violence against women is expressed in both contexts. In Cuba, the FMC and the legal system are proactive in the fight against the sexism, many evils root. There is no comparable organization or national legal statutes in the United States to defend women's rights in this way.
The concept of solidarity within the Cuban revolution emphasizes cooperation and engenders tenderness, softness, consideration, empathy. In the United States fierce individuality accentuates the competition often engenders aggression, hardness, roughness, and removes that tenderness.
Not to say that no man in Cuba show violence or all are tender. I am not idealizando to the Cuban people. I am aware that machismo and violence exist throughout the world. My point is that I saw something different in men of that island, something that gives me hope of a world better. There is still work to do, but Cuba is actively doing that job.
Gangs and war were my background. My travels around the United States reinforced this construction. I have not found a street in my country where I as a woman I feel safe walking alone at night. No Street!

My violent culture is what is known. My meeting with men who openly express tenderness is otherwise unknown, a shock to my psyche. For the first time I felt free, secure, peer of both sexes.
I learned something deep in my heart: that tenderness is a feature that is learned, and that violence is not a male trait innate.
In my adult life I have lived in the world of women. I have chosen female tenderness surround me because I feel that this protects me from my violent culture. In a web of CENESEX, called friends and friends, I have written to women about what Cuban men have taught me, and perhaps can now have a man in my life, a man full of tenderness. Will I have my own tenderness value to reach?
Ternura versus violencia( articulo en el Suplemento "Sexo Sentido", bajo la orientacion del Instituto de Sexo, Reproduccion y Genero en Cuba)

La cultura de la solidaridad que impera en Cuba, frente a la cultura de la individualidad de los Estados Unidos, puede explicar cómo se expresa el fenómeno de la violencia contra la mujer en ambos contextos
Sue Greene • digital@juventudrebelde.cu 26 de Marzo del 2010 20:43:51 CDT
Sue Greene
26 de Marzo del 2010 20:43:51 CDT
«¿Puedo decirte lo que tienes que no tienen otros hombres?... Es el valor de tu propia ternura».

D. H. Lawrence
Crecí en una cultura de violencia durante una época violenta. Mis ojos observaban la violencia masculina en muchos sitios de mi ambiente. En las calles de Filadelfia veía pandillas de muchachos con armas de fuego. En la televisión veía sus imágenes en Vietnam.
Una imagen que siempre me acompaña es la del periódico en la ciudad de mi juventud. Cada día en la portada aparecía una columna titulada Cuenta diaria del crimen: una lista del número de mujeres violadas (por hombres) en ese día, el número de personas asesinadas (por hombres), el número de personas asaltadas violentamente (invariablemente por hombres)…
Todos estos eventos ocurrían durante 24 horas en mi ciudad. Día tras día, atestiguaba esa violencia. Mi hogar, con una madre divorciada y una hermana, era mi refugio. Así aprendí que la ternura era femenina y la violencia masculina. Necesité viajar muy lejos para abrir los ojos y el corazón a una perspectiva diferente.
Lo desconocido
Mi primer encuentro significativo con la ternura masculina comienza en la madrugada del día que llegué a Cuba. Tenía tantas expectativas y deseos de absorber cada faceta del país que decidí explorarlo inmediatamente.
Dejé el hotel y entré en el bulevar de Obispo, en La Habana Vieja. Las calles estaban oscuras y vacías. Mientras amanecía llegué a la plaza de San Francisco y vi a centenares de hombres reunidos.
Mi experiencia y educación me decían que esta no era una situación segura para una mujer sola. Sentí miedo, emocionalmente. Entonces recordé donde estaba. Intelectualmente sabía que estaba segura porque estaba en Cuba.
Me acerqué a esos hombres y quedé fascinada. Había tropezado con una muestra exquisita de la suavidad y la belleza masculina: posados en sus dedos, acuclillados en sus hombros, había cientos de pájaros tropicales.
Miré la interacción entre hombres y aves. Ellos le prodigaban caricias. Hablaban a sus pájaros. Los besaban. Los mostraban con orgullo a sus amigos. Eran abiertos en sus afectos y suavidades. Nunca he visto un grupo de hombres tan abierto frente a otros hombres.
Esa ternura masculina de Cuba cautivó mi atención, mi fascinación y mi admiración porque era tan contrario a mi mundo. Hasta ese punto yo no había conocido tal ternura en una escala tan grande. En esta nueva tierra la veía en las calles. En mi tierra natal veía violencia, y el corolario de la violencia es una gran falta de ternura.
¿Por qué en Cuba? Creo que hay muchas explicaciones para la diferencia entre los hombres de acá y los de mi país. Diferencias de cultura, diferencias entre una vida de cooperación y una vida de competición, y en la educación sexual.
Por un lado veía el activismo de organizaciones nacionales en Cuba, por el otro la ubicua pornografía en los Estados Unidos, que glorifica la violencia contra la mujer y la trata como objeto, y el amor a las armas, que también glorifica la violencia.
Una cultura de la solidaridad frente a una cultura de la individualidad puede explicar cómo se expresa la violencia contra la mujer en ambos contextos. En Cuba, la FMC y el sistema legislativo son proactivos en la lucha contra el sexismo, raíz de muchos males. No hay organización comparable ni estatutos legales nacionales en los Estados Unidos que defiendan de ese modo los derechos de la mujer.
El concepto de solidaridad dentro de la Revolución Cubana acentúa la cooperación y engendra ternura, suavidad, consideración, empatía. En los EE.UU. la individualidad feroz acentúa la competencia y a menudo engendra agresión, dureza, aspereza, y suprime esa ternura.
No quiere decir que ningún hombre en Cuba muestre violencia o que todos sean tiernos. No estoy idealizando a los cubanos. Soy consciente de que el machismo y la violencia existen en todo el mundo. Mi punto es que vi algo diferente en los hombres de esa Isla, algo que me da esperanzas sobre un mundo mejor. Todavía hay trabajo por hacer, pero Cuba está haciendo activamente ese trabajo.
Las pandillas y la guerra eran mis antecedentes. Mis viajes por los Estados Unidos reforzaron esta construcción. No he encontrado una calle en mi país donde yo como mujer me sienta segura caminando sola de noche. ¡Ninguna calle!
Mi cultura violenta es lo conocido. Mi encuentro con hombres que expresan abiertamente su ternura es lo contrario, lo desconocido, un choque a mi psique. Por primera vez me sentí libre, segura, entre iguales de ambos sexos.
En mi esencia, aprendí algo profundo: que la ternura es una característica que se aprende, y que la violencia no es un rasgo masculino innato.
En mi vida adulta he vivido sobre todo en el mundo de las mujeres. He elegido rodearme de ternura femenina porque siento que esto me resguarda de mi cultura violenta. En una web del CENESEX, llamada Amigos y Amigas, he escrito a mujeres sobre lo que los hombres cubanos me han enseñado, y quizá ahora pueda tener un hombre en mi vida, un hombre cargado de ternura. ¿Tendré el valor de mi propia ternura para tender la mano?

Imaginate(Silvio Rodriguez)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Obama's reforms are being sabotaged by the extreme right and the most obscure interests."We the people" must be in alert.

Americans must not be used by the ultra right that betray America's economy

With few exceptions, neither banks nor the desire of profits of large companies have managed to show the people of North America, in over 50 years, their social commitment to the common citizen as well have been the reforms of President Obama and his impact long term on all citizens of this country.Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida, 34232.

Now, here in America waged a pitched battle against those who had no compassion for social security pensions, with those who lost in traps the 401K, with families that lost their homes, their dreams in the hands of the same kind of people with the same excessive desire for profit that characterized to Al Capone and his cohorts.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cuba Ready for U.S. Tourists If Travel Ban Ends, Minister Says. Bloomberg.

By Jonathan J. Levin

March 25 (Bloomberg) -- Cuba’s hotels would be able to handle an expected surge of 1 million American tourists should the U.S. Congress lift its 47-year ban on travel to the Communist island, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero said.
“I’m convinced that today, with the available capacity, we could be receiving the American tourists without any problem,” Marrero said in an interview today in Cancun, Mexico where he was attending a conference of 40 American and Cuban tourist industry representatives.
The Caribbean nation is set to expand its capacity of about 50,000 rooms, with groundbreaking scheduled by the end of 2010 on at least nine hotels, Marrero said. He estimated that the country may add 200,000 rooms in the medium to long-term, without providing more details.
Today’s tourism industry meeting comes as the U.S. Congress considers a law that would lift the ban on travel to Cuba. Senator Byron Dorgan, one of 38 co-sponsors of the bill, said he has 60 votes lined up to win passage of the measure this summer. Similar legislation introduced in the House has 178 co-sponsors and needs 218 votes to pass if all 435 members vote.

“This is a 50 year-old failed policy,” Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, told the meeting today in a phone call from Washington. “Punishing Americans by restricting their right to travel just makes no sense at all.”
‘New Era’
President Barack Obama said yesterday that he’s seeking a “new era” in relations with Cuba even as he denounced “deeply disturbing” human rights violations by its government. He did not say where he stands on lifting the travel ban.
Obama last year ended restrictions on Cuban-Americans traveling to Cuba and transferring money to relatives back home. The U.S. State Department has also held talks in Havana with Cuban officials about restoring mail service and cooperation on migration issues.
Tourism to Cuba increased 3.5 percent amid the global financial crisis to 2.4 million visitors last year, with 900,000 visitors from Canada leading the way, Jose Manuel Bisbe, commercial director for the Tourism Ministry, said in an interview this week in Havana.
Bisbe expects foreign arrivals to grow by a similar amount this year. If the U.S. travel ban is lifted, hotels won’t be overburdened because Americans will visit year-round and face capacity problems only during the winter high season when occupancy reaches 85 percent, he said.
‘Forbidden City’
“Havana has been the forbidden city for so long that it will be a boom destination even in the low season,” said Bisbe, who estimates Cuba will add another 10,000 hotel rooms in the next two or three years.
Daniel Garcia, who has sold tourists used books in Old Havana since 1994, said more Americans would be good for business.
“The gringos can’t help but spend their money,” Garcia, 43, said at his stand in front of the neo-classical building that housed the U.S. Embassy before Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution. “They are the easiest tourists to sell to. They never ask for discounts.”
Marrero said the government can’t finance development of tourist infrastructure on its own so it’s scouting for foreign partners such as Majorca, Spain-based Sol Melia SA, which already manages 24 hotels on the Communist island.
--Editors: Joshua Goodman, Fred Strasser
To contact the reporter on this story: Jonathan Levin in Cancun, Mexico at jlevin20@bloomberg.net
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at jgoodman19@bloomberg.net

It will be the future of Sarasota, Fla.,to be a colony of Wall Street.?About a research of "Sarasota Herald Tribune", local newspaper.

An investigation of the local newspaper on the local banking system.

The bank problem just keeps growing
By John Hielscher

Published: Monday, March 22, 2010 at 1:00 a.m.

Last Modified: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 11:28 p.m.
New players in the colony

The spate of bank failures is bringing new players into Florida. Giant Wells Fargo bought Wachovia. JPMorgan Chase grabbed Washington Mutual. BB&T bulked up by buying Colonial. A private investor group took over BankUnited, the largest Florida-based bank, and reopened it under the same name.
This has further cemented Florida's reputation as a banking colony, where nine of the 10 largest banks are   owned by out-of-state interests.
“This time many of our banks, including some of our largest, are being bought not only by big banks from other states but direct private equity and other big money interests from Wall Street,” Thomas said.
“I am most concerned, though, with those among the latter who only care about a return to their Wall Street investors rather than to the community, which is essentially the difference between those that may be called ‘carpetbagger bankers*' rather than community bankers,” he said.

*In United States (U.S.) history, carpetbagger(s) was a negative term Southerners (Americans living in the southern half of the United States, also known as Rebels) adopted and gave to opportunistic and speculative Northerners (Americans living in the northern half of the United States, also known as Yankees) who moved to the South during the Reconstruction era, between 1865 and 1877. They often formed alliances with freedmen (freed slaves), and scalawags (southern whites who were Republicans) in the Republican Party. Together they are said to have politically manipulated and controlled former Confederate states for varying periods for their own financial and power gains. In sum, carpetbaggers were seen as insidious Northern outsiders with questionable objectives meddling in local politics, buying up plantations at fire-sale prices, taking advantage of poor Southerners and pushing their alien Northern ways on Southern politics. Carpetbagger is not to be confused with copperhead, which is a term given to a person from the North who sympathized with the Southern claim of right to Secession.

The term carpetbaggers was also used to describe the white Northern Republican politicians who came South, arriving with their travel carpetbags. Southerners considered them ready to loot and plunder the defeated South.[1]
In modern usage in the U.S. the term is sometimes used derisively to refer to a politician who runs for public office in an area in which he or she is not originally from and/or has only lived for a very short time.
In the United Kingdom, the term was adopted to refer informally to those who join a mutual organization, such as a building society, in order to force it to demutualize — to convert into a joint stock company – solely for personal financial gain.

Previous Page1234Next PageZhè jiāng shì wèilái de sà lā suǒ tǎ, fóluólǐdá zhōu, shì zhímíndì huáěrjiē.

Yī xiàng diàochá dāngdì de bàozhǐ zài běndì yínháng tǐxì.
Sera el futuro de Sarasota, Florida, ser colonia de Wall Street.

Una investigacion del periodico local, "Sarasota Herald Tribune" sobre el sistema de bancos locales.

Asian market and Wal Mart Stores:The problem is that investors have gotten carried away with the latest investment theme to grip Asian markets: inventory re-stocking.

HEARD ON THE STREETMARCH 24, 2010.Li & Fung's Early Warning  "The Wall Street Journal"


El mercado asiático y las existencias en el mercado de tiendas Wal Mart

Yàzhōu shìchǎng bìng zài wò ēr mǎ bǎihuò shìchǎng de gǔpiào
Consider it an early warning.

Shares of Hong Kong-listed clothing supplier Li & Fung—which sources apparel for the likes of Wal-Mart Stores(See the news about stocks*) and Kohl's—slid nearly 11% Thursday on the heels of its 2009 earnings report.
The problem isn't with Li & Fung. Last year was its most profitable yet, with earnings rising 39% even as weakness among U.S. and European retailers pushed sales lower.
.The problem is that investors have gotten carried away with the latest investment theme to grip Asian markets: inventory re-stocking.
Economists argue that Asia's export recovery is entering a new phase as U.S. retailers fill their storerooms with T-shirts and laptop computers in anticipation of returning shoppers. A rebound in stockpiles makes some sense. U.S inventories have been depleted for four straight quarters, and the ratio of inventories to sales collapsed to almost a decade-low in January.

Investors have piled in behind this. Li & Fung was trading at record highs and substantially over historic valuations. Shares of others, like South Korea's Samsung Electronics, which sells everything from computer chips to mobile phones, and Yue Yuen, which makes shoes for Nike, Adidas, Timberland and other big brands, have fared similarly well.
But re-stocking will be a long and not entirely smooth process. Already the fits and starts are evident: With economists expecting U.S. wholesale inventories to increase in January, they actually fell.
In addition, businesses, remembering the damage done during economic the crisis, may stick to a shorter restocking cycle. The Institute for Supply Management says 68% of the nonmanufacturers it surveyed last month think inventory levels are "about right," while 26% said they were "too high"—both indications that big stockpiling isn't in the immediate forecast. Broadly, its February business surveys show inventories are still contracting.
On this front, Li & Fung is a bellwether. Orders are picking up, but the company's president, Bruce Rockowitz, was quick to note that a return to the high inventory levels of 2007 is not in the cards.
Take heed.
Write to Mohammed Hadi at mohammed.hadi@dowjones.com and David Roman at david.roman@dowjones.com

*About Wal Mart stocks...

Trading Idea - Is Wal-Mart close to Resistance?

Written by TradersHuddle Staff
Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:56
New York, March 25th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) are trading very close to calculated resistance at $56.27 with the current price action closing at just $55.58 placing the stock near levels that make it difficult to buy.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) operates discount stores, supercenters, warehouse membership clubs, and neighborhood markets. The Company's stores sale products like general merchandise, apparel, electronics and groceries. Wal-Mart operates the warehouse membership stores under the Sam's Club name, where the company sell assorted merchandise including its private label products. Wal-Mart was founded by Sam Walton in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Wal-Mart's current stock range is defined by current calculated support defined at $48.73 and by the resistance level at $56.27, the stock is clearly over-extended from support, making it difficult to establishing new long positions at this level.
Traders don't have a clear entry point for Wal-Mart, as the stock is well above support, however, as the stock pulls back towards $48.73 it will definitely provide a reference point to establish a trade. On the other hand if the stock decides to break above resistance level at $56.27 then traders will get an opportunity to enter Wal-Mart stock by establishing a position as the stock moves to a higher range.

The birds sing less, are smaller in the United States by climate change.Caribbean must reseach more in the region and be in alert.

The birds sing less, are smaller in the United States by climate change.

The community must learn to preserve the habitat through climate change and take action to preserve the nature and quality of life.
Scarlet tanager
Scarlet tanagers are more than 2% smaller today than in the 1960s

Climate change 'makes birds shrink' in North America, BBC
By Matt Walker

Editor, Earth News
Un estudio de casi medio millón de aves, pertenecientes a más de 100 especies, muestra que muchos se están volviendo gradualmente más ligeros y de crecimiento más cortas las alas.

Esta contracción se ha producido en sólo medio siglo, con las aves y se cree que estan transformándose en un tamaño más pequeño en respuesta a temperaturas más cálidas.El caribe debe estar alerta
Ā de yánjiū jìn 50 wàn zhǐ, fēn shǔ 100 duō gè pǐnzhǒng, xiǎnshì, xǔduō zhèng zhújiàn chéngwéi gèng qīng, yuè lái yuè duǎn yì.

Zhè zhǒng wěisuō fāshēng zài duǎn duǎn bàn gè shìjì, suí zhe bèi rènwéi shì niǎo lèi chéng jiào xiǎo de dàxiǎo biànhuà xiǎngyìng qìwēn.
Изучение почти полмиллиона птиц, принадлежащих к более чем 100 видов, показывает, что многие из них постепенно становится легче и короче растущие крылья.

Это сокращение произошло всего за полвека, с птицами считается превращается меньшего размера в ответ на более высоких температурах.
Карибы должно быть предупреждение исследование о природе
Um estudo com quase meio milhão de aves, pertencentes a mais de 100 espécies, mostra que muitos estão gradualmente se tornando cada vez mais leves e asas curtas.

Esta retração ocorreu em apenas meio século, com os pássaros pensaram estar a evoluir em um tamanho menor em resposta às temperaturas mais quentes.
Caribe devem estar em alerta a pesquisar mais sobre a natureza ...
Kē ēka adhyayana mēṁ lagabhaga pān̄ca lākha pakṣiyōṁ kō, 100 sē adhika prajātiyōṁ sē sambandhita, patā calatā hai ki bahuta dhīrē dhīrē halkā banatē jā rahē haiṁ aura chōṭē paṅkha baṛha rahā hai.

Yaha kamī sirpha ādhī sadī mēṁ hu'ā hai, pakṣiyōṁ kē sātha sōcā thā ki ēka chōṭē ākāra mēṁ garma tāpamāna kē javāba mēṁ vikasita hō.
Kairēbiyana cētāvanī svabhāva kē bārē mēṁ aura adhika śōdha mēṁ hōgī...

How climate influenced the evolution of humans

D. BALASUBRAMANIAN "The Hindu", India newspaper
"...a group of Academies in the US are proposing a long-range research programmes (see their paper at www.nap.edu/catalog/12825.html).The focus will be on two broad themes. The first is on impacts of climate change and climate variability on human evolution and dispersal. It is now realized that the build up of oxygen, through billions of years of photosynthesis by plants, led to a major shift around 500 million years (MYr) ago, in the atmosphere, environmental ecology and landscape development. This, in turn, is thought to have led to an “explosion” of life forms.

On the flip side, a massive meteoric crash on earth 65 Myr ago led to not only the extinction of dinosaurs, but of many other species through the crash, the resultant heat and the cutting off of sunlight through the massive dust clouds and the resultant cooling of the earth's surface."
The effort here will have to be more region-specific. What were the climatic patterns in Africa, West Asia and Eurasia? And how can one connect these with archaeological and DNA data available from fossils of apes and humans?

Collaborations needed
How can we do so? This would require collaboration between oceanographers and geologists who have put together models of oceans and coast lines, volcanic eruptions and climatic variations over long periods in earth history on one hand, and anthropologists and paleontologists, who have been gathering data on vegetation, animal and human fossils on the other.
It would further need gene biologists who can study the variations in whatever DNA samples they can lay these hands on, and reconstruct our genetic history
India's rich tradition

India has a rich tradition in researchers in archaeology, paleobotony, genetics, and ocean science. We must join this forthcoming international program, by providing talent and treasury.
We often pride ourselves on our ancient heritage.
Let us put our efforts into understanding our evolutionary heritage, since we often repeat the platitude ‘Vasudhaiva kutumbakam' (the whole world is one family). Also, The program attempts to understand how clay moulded us into existence in the first place.
Keywords: human evolution, climate change, DNA sequencing, Charles Darwin, fossils, gene biologists

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Brazil purposes Censoring Google for not dirty jokes.Bāxī de mùdì jié méiyǒu huángsè xiàohuà gǔgē

Brasil Google multa por obscenidades.Brazil multa Google por obscenidades.

Brazil fines Google for not censoring dirty jokes March 24, 2010 - 7:05AM

A Brazilian court Tuesday fined US Internet giant Google for not blocking pages of dirty jokes on its social networking site Orkut.
The court in the northern state of Rondonia ordered Google to pay 2,700 US dollars for each day that the pages remained up, and told it to stop similar material being posted.
It rejected Google's argument that the company did not have the technical means or employees needed to police Orkut, a Facebook-like community that has its biggest following in Brazil.
The court noted that Google already implemented such curbs on its pages in China -- but did not address the major Google-China dispute over censorship that saw the US company direct Chinese users of its search engine to its freer Hong Kong service.
According to the Brazilian judge, the Google lawsuit stemmed from two teenagers who said they were offended by the material on the Orkut pages.

Australia: Discussion on the regulation of the Internet as a form of sovereignty of states, their culture and polity.Àodàlìyǎ: Duì zuòwéi guójiā zhǔquán de jiānguǎn wǎngshàng tǎolùn de xíngshì, tāmen de wénhuà hé zhèngtǐ.

Australia: Discusion sobre la regulacion de la internet como forma de la soberania de los estados, su cultura y su sistema de gobierno.Censuran por ley sitios de internet en AUSTRALIA.

Conroy's internet censorship agenda slammed by tech giants ASHER MOSES "THE SIDNEY MORNING HERALD",SMN.COM.AU

March 23, 2010 - 4:38PM
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Australia's biggest technology companies, communications academics and many lobby groups have delivered a withering critique of the government's plans to censor the internet.
The government today published most of the 174 submissions it received relating to improving the transparency and accountability measures of its internet filtering policy.
Legislation to force ISPs to implement the policy is expected to be introduced within weeks. The filters will block a blacklist of "refused classification" websites for all Australians on a mandatory basis.
Most of the submissions called for full transparency surrounding the operation of the list and for all sites placed on the list by bureaucrats at the Australian Communications and Media Authority first to be examined by the Classification Board.
They supported a regular review of the list by an independent expert and the ability for blacklisted sites to appeal.
But many reiterated their concerns that the policy is fundamentally unsound and would do little to make the internet a safer place for children. Many said the scope of blocked content was too broad and would render legitimate sites inaccessible, while the process of adding sites to the blacklist could be subject to abuse by bureaucrats and politicians.
Google, which today officially stopped censoring search results in China, said it had held discussions with users and parents around Australia and "the strong view from parents was that the government's proposal goes too far and would take away their freedom of choice around what information they and their children can access".
Google also said implementing mandatory filtering across Australia's millions of internet users could "negatively impact user access speeds", while filtering material from high-volume sites such as Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter "appears not to be technologically possible as it would have such a serious impact on internet access".
"We have a number of other concerns, including that filtering may give a false sense of security to parents, it could damage Australia's international reputation and it can be easily circumvented," Google wrote.
The search giant said it was preferable instead to focus on improving education around cyber safety and providing tools that people could install on their home computers to block unwanted content.
Many of Google's concerns are mirrored by many of the other submissions by academics, technology companies, industry groups, lobby groups and ISPs.
Microsoft demanded protection against "arbitrary executive decision making" surrounding content added to the list and noted the potential for banned material to be loaded on to a site without the sanction of the owner of that site.
Yahoo and Google's submissions, along with many others, expressed concerns that the scope of content to be filtered was too broad.
"Yahoo are entirely supportive of any effort to make the internet a safer place for children, however mandatory filtering of all RC material could block content with a strong social, political and/or educational value," Yahoo's submission read.
It listed some examples of innocuous sites that could be blocked including:
- Safe injecting and other harm minimisation website
- Euthanasia discussion forum
- A video on creating graffiti art.
- Anti-abortion websites.
- Gay and lesbian forums that discuss sexual experiences.
- Explorations of the geo-political causes of terrorism where specific terrorist organisations and propaganda are cited as reference material.
Yahoo also pointed to a recent paper that provided "several examples where knee jerk regulatory reactions to 'controversial' content have been entirely out of step with broader public opinion".
The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations fears sites that are valuable to sexual health promotion might be placed on the blacklist.
"Social research has shown that information, 'chat' and even pornographic sites play an important role in providing information about sexuality and sexual health, particularly for men who have sex with men and same-sex attracted young people," it wrote.
Mark McLelland, an associate professor in the sociology program at the University of Wollongong, said the filters could block access to an entire genre of niche but popular Japanese animated fiction.
Even the Australian Christian Lobby, one of the biggest supporters of the internet filtering plan, said inadvertently adding innocuous content to the blacklist would "undermine the entire policy".
Telstra fears the blacklist of banned sites could be leaked - as has already occurred last year - and "could be used as a directory of harmful content, which would therefore become more easily available to users that are able to circumvent the ISP filter or who are located overseas".
Colin Jacobs, spokesman for online users' lobby group Electronic Frontiers Australia, said it was clear from the submissions that the vast majority have a difficult time stomaching the filter at all.
"Many of the submissions stated flat out that the filter was not needed," he said.
"Most of the rest held their noses and tried to come up with a way this inherently secret process could be made more transparent."

Google's decision to leave China is immature, unreflective and affects the international cultural communicationsGǔgē de juédìng líkāi zhōngguó shì bù chéngshú de, lǔmǎng de, bìng yǐngxiǎng guójì wénhuà chuánbò..

La decision de GOOGLE de abandonar China es inmadura e irreflexiva y afecta la comunicacion internacional de la cultura.

Monday, March 22, 2010

OBAMA: "Yes, we can"

Fiscal measures against the people of Greece and their unions affect Spain's relations with Latin America.Φορολογικά μέτρα εναντίον του λαού της Ελλάδα και των συνδικαλιστικών τους να επηρεάζουν τις σχέσεις της Ισπανίας με τη Λατινική Αμερική.

The crisis in Greece to reinforce the economic crisis affecting Spain and Spanish investment in the Caribbean and Latin America in the trade balance. 

Fiscal measures to attempting to implement in Greece and Spain deposited the weight of economic crisis in the working and peasant masses of Europe and protect and guarantee the profits greedy and predatory elites for power.

The differences of classes in Greece and Spain will be abysmal as will be seen even at this stage through the Spanish state television itself affecting the image of Spain in our region, because the underlying problem in the European Union are not in the weakening the euro, but the social problems behind these wealthy society of Europe who observed long ago in politics of the new Victor Hughes caribbean, President Sarkozy
and his clash with French union finds a serious political problem in the French Caribbean we all know through the Caribbean leader Domota, the problem of Bekker, wealthy white descendants of slave owners in French Guyana, with a strong ideological and racist and colonial socioeconomic it is their family crest in the region .. .
Measurements of the European Union to resolve the crisis are far from the social measures and social commitment of the private companies that Obama performed as a strategy derived from the ideas of John Locke in America, and European political problem, hinder even more Latin American relations with Spain because of the weakening of trade relations, poverty, market and monetary flow in the Spanish population, the trade balance and the absence of social policies in the fiscal measures of the European Union.
The Caribbean and Latin America should discuss and analyze as soon as we can the prospects for trade, particularly with Spain as a regional economic bloc because Spain is, together with Portugal and Africa, our natural source of culture and knowledge and further, certainly in every international forum, a regional political and strategic partner.Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida, 34232.

A crise na Grécia para reforçar a crise económica que afecta a Espanha e os investimentos espanhóis no Caribe e América Latina na balança comercial.

Medidas fiscais para tentar implementar na Grécia e em Espanha depositou o peso da crise econômica no trabalho e as massas camponesas da Europa e proteger e garantir os lucros ganancioso e predatório das elites de poder.
As diferenças de classes na Grécia e em Espanha será abismal como será visto, mesmo nesta fase através da televisão estatal espanhola se afetar a imagem da Espanha, em nossa região, porque o problema subjacente na União Europeia não estão no enfraquecimento o euro, mas os problemas sociais por trás desses sociedade ricos da Europa que observou há muito tempo na política do novo Caribe Hughes Victor, o presidente Sarkozy e seu confronto com o sindicato francês encontra um sério problema político no Caribe francês todos nós sabemos através do líder do Caribe Domota, o problema de Bekker, ricos descendentes brancos dos proprietários de escravos na Guiana Francesa, com uma forte ideológica e racista e colonial sócio é seu brasão de família na região
Medições da União Europeia para resolver a crise está longe de ser as medidas sociais e do compromisso social das empresas privadas que Obama realizada como uma estratégia derivada das idéias de John Locke na América, eo problema político europeu, entravam ainda mais as relações latino-americanas com a Espanha por causa do enfraquecimento das relações comerciais, a pobreza, mercado e fluxo monetário na população espanhola, a balança comercial ea ausência de políticas sociais em relação às medidas fiscais da União Europeia.
O Caribe ea América Latina devem discutir e analisar o mais breve possível as perspectivas para o comércio, particularmente com a Espanha como um bloco económico regional, porque a Espanha é, juntamente com Portugal e África, a nossa fonte natural de cultura e conhecimento e, ainda, certamente em todos os foros internacionais, um parceiro político regional e estratégico.

La crisis en Grecia agudiza la crisis economica en Espana y afectara las inversiones espanolas en el Caribe y America Latina en la balanza comercial.
Las medidas fiscales que se intentan aplicar en Grecia y Espana depositan el peso de la crisis economica en la masa trabajadora y campesina de Europa y protegen y garantizan el lucro avaro y depredador de las elites de poder sin responsabilidad social.
Las diferencias de clases en Grecia y Espana seran abismales segun se ve ya en estos momentos a traves de la propia television espanola estatal afectando la imagen de Espana en nuestra region, debido a que el problema de RAIZ en la Union Europea no esta en la debilitacion del euro, sino en los problemas sociales de fondo de estas sociedad ricas de Europa que observamos hace tiempo en la politica, por ejemplo, del nuevo Victor Huges caribeno, el Presidente Sarkozy, y su choque constante con los sindicatos franceses, un problema politico grave en Paris y en  el caribe frances que todos conocemos a traves del lider caribeno Domota, el problema de los bekke, blancos ricos, descendientes de duenos de esclavos en la Guyana francesa,, con una fuerte base ideologica y socioeconomica racista y colonial que es su escudo familiar historico en la region...

ESPANA: El secretario general de CCOO (Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras), Fernández Toxo, expresó de forma franca que existe la posibilidad de que la tasa de desempleo vaya "más allá" del 20%."Los que provocaron la crisis siguen marcando la pauta de las políticas económicas"(FERNANDEZ TOXO)
Las medidas de la Union Europea para resolver la crisis estan muy lejos de las medidas sociales y el compromiso social de la empresas privadas dentro de Estados Unidos que Obama lleva a cabo como estrategia derivada del derecho norteamericano donde no se mienta la palabra "propiedad privada" en la Constitucion "We the people" y con su raiz en las ideas de Jhon Locke en Londres  mas la influencia del Codigo Napoleonico, Luis Pasteur, y del sistema de salud publica para todos de Canada e Inglaterra, y, este problema politico europeo, el paradigma de politica fiscal hacia Grecia que ya conocemos en America Latina, entorpecera aun mas, las relaciones de los latinoamericanos con Espana debido a la debilitacion de las relaciones comerciales, la pobreza del mercado y el flujo monetario en la poblacion espanola, el balance comercial y la ausencia de politicas sociales en las medidas fiscales de la Union Europea.
El Caribe y America Latina deben discutir y analizar lo mas pronto que se pueda las perspectivas del comercio, en particular con Espana como bloque economico regional debido a que Espana es, junto a Portugal y Africa, nuestra fuente natural de cultura y conocimiento, y ademas, sin lugar a dudas, en todos los foros internacionales: un socio estrategico y politico regional.

La crise de la Grèce à renforcer la crise économique qui frappe l'Espagne et de l'investissement espagnol dans les Caraïbes et l'Amérique latine dans la balance commerciale.

Les mesures fiscales pour tenter de mettre en œuvre en Grèce et en Espagne a déposé, le poids de la crise économique dans les masses ouvrières et paysannes de l'Europe et protéger et garantir les profits avides et prédateurs des élites pour le pouvoir.
Les différences de classes en Grèce et en Espagne sera catastrophique comme on le verra même à ce stade par la télévision d'Etat espagnol lui-même entaché l'image de l'Espagne dans notre région, car le problème sous-jacent dans l'Union européenne ne sont pas dans l'affaiblissement l'euro, mais les problèmes sociaux sous-tend ces société riche de l'Europe qui a observé il ya longtemps dans la vie politique de la Caraïbe nouveau Victor Hughes, le président Sarkozy et son affrontement avec le syndicat français découvre un problème politique grave dans les Caraïbes françaises Nous savons tous par l'intermédiaire du chef de file des Caraïbes Domota, le problème de Bekker, riche descendants blancs des propriétaires d'esclaves en Guyane française, avec une forte composante idéologique et raciste et colonial socio-économiques, c'est leur blason de la famille dans la région .. .
Dimensions de l'Union européenne pour résoudre la crise sont loin d'être les mesures sociales et l'engagement social des entreprises privées que Obama effectué en tant que stratégie dérivée à partir des idées de John Locke en Amérique, et le problème politique européen, entravent encore plus les relations d'Amérique latine avec l'Espagne en raison de l'affaiblissement des relations commerciales, la pauvreté, du marché et les flux monétaires dans la population espagnole, la balance commerciale et l'absence de politiques sociales dans les mesures fiscales de l'Union européenne.
Les Caraïbes et l'Amérique latine devrait discuter et d'analyser dès que possible des perspectives d'échanges, notamment avec l'Espagne en tant que bloc économique régional parce que l'Espagne est, avec le Portugal et l'Afrique, notre source naturelle de la culture et de connaissances et de plus, certainement dans tous les forums internationaux, un partenaire régional, politique et stratégique.

Η κρίση στην Ελλάδα για να ενισχύσει την οικονομική κρίση που πλήττει την Ισπανία και την ισπανική επενδύσεις στην Καραϊβική και τη Λατινική Αμερική στο εμπορικό ισοζύγιο.

Τα φορολογικά μέτρα για να προσπαθούν να εφαρμόσουν στην Ελλάδα και την Ισπανία κατατεθεί το βάρος της οικονομικής κρίσης στην εργασία και στις μάζες των αγροτών της Ευρώπης και την προστασία και τη διασφάλιση των κερδών άπληστοι και επιθετικής ελίτ για την εξουσία.

Οι διαφορές των κατηγοριών στην Ελλάδα και την Ισπανία θα είναι φοβερή, όπως θα δούμε ακόμα και σε αυτό το στάδιο με την ισπανική κρατική τηλεόραση η ίδια που επηρεάζουν την εικόνα της Ισπανίας στην περιοχή μας, διότι το βασικό πρόβλημα στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση δεν είναι η αποδυνάμωση το ευρώ, αλλά τα κοινωνικά προβλήματα πίσω από αυτά τα πλούσια κοινωνία της Ευρώπης που παρατηρείται εδώ και καιρό στην πολιτική της νέας Καραϊβικής Victor Hughes, Πρόεδρος Σαρκοζί και η σύγκρουση του με την γαλλική ένωση βρίσκει ένα σοβαρό πολιτικό πρόβλημα στη γαλλική Καραϊβική όλοι γνωρίζουμε, μέσω της Καραϊβικής ηγέτης Domota, το πρόβλημα της Bekker, πλούσιες λευκές απόγονοι των ιδιοκτητών σκλάβων στη Γαλλική Γουιάνα, με ένα ισχυρό ιδεολογικό και ρατσιστικό και αποικιακό κοινωνικοοικονομικών είναι οικόσημο της οικογένειάς τους στην περιοχή .. .
Οι μετρήσεις της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης για την επίλυση της κρίσης είναι μακριά από τα κοινωνικά μέτρα και την κοινωνική δέσμευση των ιδιωτικών εταιρειών που εκτελούνται Ομπάμα ως μια στρατηγική που προέρχεται από τις ιδέες του John Locke στην Αμερική, και σε ευρωπαϊκό πολιτικό πρόβλημα, εμποδίζουν ακόμη περισσότερο τις σχέσεις της Λατινικής Αμερικής με την Ισπανία λόγω της αποδυνάμωσης των εμπορικών σχέσεων, της φτώχειας, της αγοράς και η χρηματική ροή του ισπανικού πληθυσμού, το εμπορικό ισοζύγιο και η απουσία των κοινωνικών πολιτικών σε φορολογικά μέτρα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.
Την Καραϊβική και τη Λατινική Αμερική θα πρέπει να συζητήσουμε και να αναλύσουμε το συντομότερο δυνατό οι προοπτικές για το εμπόριο, κυρίως με την Ισπανία ως περιφερειακός οικονομικός συνασπισμός, διότι η Ισπανία είναι, μαζί με την Πορτογαλία και την Αφρική, φυσική πηγή μας, του πολιτισμού και της γνώσης και περαιτέρω, σίγουρα σε κάθε διεθνές φόρουμ, μια περιφερειακή πολιτική και στρατηγικό εταίρο.

The crisis in Greece to reinforce the economic crisis affecting Spain and Spanish investment in the Caribbean and Latin America in the trade balance

Η κρίση στην Ελλάδα για να ενισχύσει την οικονομική κρίση που πλήττει την Ισπανία και την ισπανική επενδύσεις στην Καραϊβική και τη Λατινική Αμερική στο εμπορικό ισοζύγιο.

Deutsche Telekom, Pernod Brace for Deeper Greece, Spain Slump

March 21, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

By Ragnhild Kjetland and Ladka Bauerova

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Telekom AG, Pernod Ricard SA and Lafarge SA are among companies bracing for shrinking demand as Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland tighten their belts to slash budget deficits.
Austerity programs in these countries may deepen slides in revenue in the region for companies already facing a fragile rebound. For now, executives at 67 percent of 18 large European companies surveyed by Bloomberg say they see revenue this year from these countries unchanged or slightly better than in 2009. Still, declines in incomes and spending, already evident late last year, will worsen, some company officials said.
“In the second half, household income in the region did go down, many moved to prepay and they became more price sensitive,” Guido Kerkhoff, a board member at Deutsche Telekom, the biggest shareholder of Greece’s Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA, said in Bonn on March 18, alluding to south and eastern Europe. “Customers will be more cautious than before.”
From phone calls, wine and clothes to cement and cars, demand for goods and services is set to cool in these countries this year, analysts and economists said. Lafarge, the world’s largest cement maker, sees sales volume of the construction material falling as much as 8 percent in Greece and 15 percent in Spain. Pernod Ricard, the world’s second-largest liquor maker with brands such as Chivas Regal whiskey and Absolut vodka, faces a “difficult” market in Spain, which has among the largest household-debt burdens in the euro area.
Economic Gloom

“The situation is getting tougher,” said Olivier Cavil, a spokesman for Pernod Ricard. Spain is the second-largest export market behind the U.S. for the Paris-based company. Irish demand has “declined dramatically,” hurt by the faltering economy and a severe contraction in consumer confidence, he said.
Efforts by countries to reduce their budget gaps to calm markets and satisfy European Union limits they’ve breached, may tip all or parts of the 16-nation euro-sharing economy into a double-dip recession, economists say.

“Fiscal measures will definitely have strong repercussions on economic growth,” said Luca Mezzomo, head of economic research at Intesa Sanpaolo SpA in Milan. “The effects of the measures will be particularly harsh on consumer spending as they will cut disposable income and increase prices.”
Greece is seeking to raise taxes and slash wages to narrow its budget gap, which at 12.7 percent of gross domestic product was the EU’s biggest in 2009. Ireland, with a budget gap at 11.7 percent, is cutting government workers’ wages and welfare benefits.
‘Fragile Recovery’
Portugal is selling state assets to cut its deficit, currently more than three times the EU limit of 3 percent of GDP. Spain is struggling to recover from the worst recession in six decades. Its economy, reeling from the collapse of a decade- long construction boom, has been contracting since the second quarter of 2008. At 19 percent, Spain has the highest unemployment rate in the euro region.
“Some European countries potentially need a bailout, which is a clear threat to the fragile recovery in our European markets,” said Bernd Scheifele, chief executive officer of HeidelbergCement AG, the world’s third-largest cement maker, according to a company presentation in London last week.
HeidelbergCement rival Lafarge, based in Paris, expects cement sales volume to fall 3 percent to 8 percent in Greece this year with prices holding stable or rising slightly. In Spain, the company said the volume of sales will slide between 10 percent and 15 percent even as prices fall.
Consuming Less
For Paris-based Carrefour SA, Europe’s biggest retailer, like-for-like sales in Spain, which represents 15 percent of revenue, slid 7 percent last year and CEO Lars Olofsson said he didn’t expect any change in the consumer environment this year. The decline in Spain largely stemmed from food deflation that “remains strong” and a drop in consumption, Carrefour said. In Greece, which accounts for 2.9 percent of revenue, like-for-like sales fell 4.5 percent.
U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer Group Plc said “trading conditions continue to be difficult” in Greece. The company has 30 stores in the country, making Greece its second-biggest international franchise after Turkey. Marks & Spencer gets 90 percent of its revenue from the U.K.
Greece remains the immediate concern. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on March 18 set a one-week deadline for the EU to craft a financial aid mechanism for Greece, saying he may then turn to the International Monetary Fund.
Domestic Demand
While his government said on March 10 that the economy may shrink more than 0.8 percent this year, Deutsche Bank forecasts the contraction could be “substantially” greater -- 4 percent in 2010, twice last year’s pace.
The larger concern is that Greece’s debt woes may spread. As unease over Greece’s ability to pay its debts spills over into other countries, the risk premium on Spanish and Portuguese bonds has surged along with that on Greek securities. The Spanish government, battling the third-largest budget deficit in the region, plans to raise value-added tax.
“Given the scale of the austerity measures that Spain, Greece, Ireland and some other countries are undertaking, there is little doubt domestic demand will be significantly dampened,” said Silvio Peruzzo, an economist at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc in London.
‘Great Opportunity’
Some companies may gain from the current woes in Greece, said Christos Pitelis, director of the Centre for International Business and Management at Cambridge.
“One could take the cynical view, which is that this could be a great opportunity to buy some Greek companies at good prices,” he said.
Deutsche Telekom, which posted a fourth-quarter loss primarily on a writedown in the value of its Greek unit, is offering to raise its stake in the entity.
The Bonn-based company, which owns about 30 percent of Hellenic Telecommunications, paid 3.8 billion euros for the stake that is now valued at about 1.31 billion euros based on Hellenic’s stock price. Deutsche Telekom said it would be interested in raising its stake if the government were to sell more of the company. The Greek government owns 20 percent.
“The Greek government has the option of selling another stake to us,” Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Officer Rene Obermann said this month. “It’s up to the Greek government but we’re ready to talk. We’ll certainly look at it with interest.”
--With assistance from Chiara Remondini and Armorel Kenna in Milan, Matthew Campbell, Steven Rothwell and Andrew Cleary in London, , Richard Weiss in Frankfurt, Francois de Beaupuy and Laurence Frost in Paris, Andrea Rothman in Toulouse and Ola Kinnander in Stockholm. Editors: Vidya Root, Celeste Perri.
To contact the reporter on this story: Ragnhild Kjetland in Frankfurt rkjetland@bloomberg.net or; Ladka Bauerova in Paris at lbauerova@bloomberg.net.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vidya Root at vroot@bloomberg.net; Celeste Perri at cperri@bloomberg.net.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Africa, Cuba and United States share the same black african slavery history.

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2007, file photo, the Freedom Schooner Amistad, a near-replica of the ship that sparked a 19th century slave revolt, flies Sierra Leonean and American flags as it sails into port in central Freetown, Sierra Leone, the original West African homeland of many of the Amistad captives. In March 2010, the stately black scooner will sail through a narrow channel into Havana's protected harbor, its two masts bearing the rarest of sights _ the U.S. Stars and Stripes, with the Cuban flag fluttering nearby. It's a replica of the Cuban slave ship that sailed from Havana in 1839 with a cargo of African captives only to become an icon of the abolitionist movement. (AP Photo/Nazia Parvez, File)

Strikes in Greece over proposed tax law overhaul.Απεργία στην Ελλάδα πάνω προτεινόμενη αναμόρφωση του φορολογικού δικαίου.

March 18, 2010A closed gas station is seen during a strike in northern Athens on Thursday, March 18, 2008. Greek taxi drivers and many gas station owners are striking against a proposed overhaul of tax laws under the government's efforts to overcome its debt crisis. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
GERMANY:Merkel damps bailout expectations

By Quentin Peel in Berlin
Published: March 21 2010 11:55
Last updated: March 21 2010 11:55
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has warned against causing further alarm in the international capital markets by raising “false expectations” of a eurozone bail-out package for the debt-strapped Greek government

Season Annual Book Festival in the rural communities of Cuba

(PHOTO: Arelys Maria Echavarria)Rural families living in the mountains of Cuba, some more isolated than others, receive with festivals, local fairs and conferences throughout the month of April to authors, publishers, musicians, academics, actors, writers, painters and sellers books.

This is the book festival in the mountains of Cuba, usually away from urban centers, so will be at the length and breadth of the Caribbean island.
On this occasion, the Cuban publishers launch new 300 titles exclusively for that group of readers, mountain farmers.
The books and magazines in Cuba are sold very cheaply so that all people have access to them. (From "Juventud Rebelde, Havana Cuba.) by Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida, 34232.
Сезон Годовые книжном фестивале в сельские общины Кубы

Сельских семей, живущих в горах Кубы, некоторые более изолирована, чем другие, получают с фестивалях, ярмарках и конференциях в течение месяца с апреля по авторы, издатели, музыканты, ученые, артисты, писатели, художники и продавцы книги.
Это книга фестивале в горах Кубы, обычно вдали от городских центров, так будет и в длину и ширину Карибском острове.
По этому случаю, кубинский издатели запуск новых 300 наименований исключительно для этой группы читателей, фермеры горы.
Книг и журналов на Кубу продаются по очень низкой цене, чтобы все люди имели доступ к ним. (Из "Хувентуд Ребельде", Гавана Куба.)
Sesong Annual Book Festival i bygdene på CubaSàijì niándù túshū jié zài nóngcūn shèqū gǔba

Landlig familier som bor i fjellene i Cuba, noen mer isolert enn andre, motta med festivaler, lokale messer og konferanser i hele april måned til forfattere, utgivere, musikere, akademikere, skuespillere, forfattere, malere og selgere bøker.
Dette er boken festivalen i fjellene i Cuba, vanligvis unna urbane sentra, slik at vil være på lengden og bredden på den karibiske øya.
På denne anledning, den cubanske utgivere lansere nye 300 titler eksklusivt for den gruppen av lesere, fjellbønder.
Den bøker og magasiner på Cuba selges meget billig, slik at alle mennesker har tilgang til dem. (Fra "Juventud Rebelde, Havana Cuba.)
shīzun nenkan fesutibaru wa kyūba no nōson de

nōson bu no kazoku wa kyūba no yama ni sun de iru , ikutsu ka no koritsu shi ta hitobito ni kurabe , o matsuri , jimoto no mihon'ichi ya kaigi de , chosha , shuppan , myūjishan , gakusha , haiyū , sakka , gaka , urite to 4tsuki no tsuki chū wo uketoru hon desu .
kore wa , kyūba no yama wa , tsūjō hanare ta toshi no sentā kara no hon matsuri , sono naga sa to , karibukai no shimaguni no hiro sa de sa re masu .
kono kikai ni , kyūba no shuppan sha nomi no dokusha wa , sono gurūpu no tame , yama no nōmin ni 300taitoru wo kidō shi masu .
tosho ya zasshi , kyūba de wa hijō ni yasui node , subete no hitobito e no akusesu wo shi te iru . fubento~uRebelde, habana , kyūba ("kara hanbai sa re masu . )

Nóngcūn jiātíng shēnghuó zài shānqū gǔba, yǒuxiē bǐ qítā rén gèngjiā gūlì, shōu dào de jiérì, dāngdì de zhǎnlǎn huì jí huìyì, zài zhěnggè 4 yuèfèn de zuòzhě, chūbǎn zhě, yīnyuè jiā, xuézhě, yǎnyuán, zuòjiā, huàjiā hé mài jiā Shūjí.
Zhè shì túshū jié zài gǔ bā shānqū tōngcháng dōu yuǎn lí chéngshì zhōngxīn, yīncǐ jiàng zài chángdù hé kuāndù duì zhège jiālèbǐ hǎidǎo guó.
Zài cǐ zhī jì, gǔba chūbǎn shāng tuīchū xīn de 300 yóuxì zhuān wèi zhè yī qúntǐ de dúzhě, shānqū nóngmín.
Zài shūjí hé zázhì zài gǔba chūshòu fēicháng piányi, ràng suǒyǒu de rén dōu fǎngwèn tāmen.(Cóng “qǐyì qīngnián bào, gǔba de hāwǎnà.)
Temporada anual del Festival de libro en las comunidades campesinas de Cuba
Seisoen Jaarlikse Book Festival in die landelike gemeenskappe van Kuba

Las familias de campesinos que viven en las montanas de Cuba, algunos mas aislados que otros, recibiran con fiestas populares, ferias locales y conferencias durante todo el mes de abril a autores, editores, musicos, academicos, actores, escritores, pintores y vendedores de libros.
Se trata del festival de libro en las zonas montanosas de Cuba, por lo general alejadas de los centros urbanos,asi sera a lo largo y a lo ancho de la isla caribena.
En esta ocasion las editoriales cubanas lanzaran 300 titulos nuevos en exclusiva para ese grupo de lectores, campesinos de montana.
Los libros y revistas en Cuba se venden a precios muy baratos para que todas la poblacion tenga acceso a ellos.(Tomado de "Juventud Rebelde", La Habana Cuba.)

Plattelandse gesinne wat in die berge van Kuba, wat meer geïsoleerd as ander, en ontvang met feeste, plaaslike feeste en konferensies oor die hele maand van April tot outeurs, uitgewers, musici, akademici, akteurs, skrywers, skilders en verkopers boeke.
Dit is die boek fees in die berge van Kuba, wat gewoonlik weg van stedelike sentra, so sal wees op die lengte en breedte van die Caribbean eiland.
By hierdie geleentheid het die Kubaanse uitgewers nuwe 300 titels bekendstelling uitsluitlik vir daardie groep lesers, die berg boere.
Die boeke en tydskrifte in Kuba is baie goedkoop verkoop word, sodat alle mense toegang het tot hulle. (Van "Juventud Rebelde, Havana, Kuba.)

El Festival del Libro en la Montaña llegará a 80 comunidades serranas

Más de 300 novedades literarias viajarán desde las Mil Cumbres, en Pinar del Río, hasta localidades guantanameras como las de Guáibano o Bayate
Jaisy Izquierdo • jaisy@juventudrebelde.cu 20 de Marzo del 2010 19:56:57 CDT
Jaisy Izquierdo
20 de Marzo del 2010 19:56:57 CDT

El libro correrá a la campiña. No como el viajero que explora un terreno desconocido, sino como el amigo que con ansias espera el feliz encuentro.
Desde lugares tan remotos como las Mil Cumbres, en Pinar del Río, y hasta la otra punta de la Isla, en comunidades guantanameras como las de Guáibano o Bayate, las letras se pasearán inquietas de mano en mano, convocadas por la curiosa mirada de un lector.
Es la llegada del Festival del Libro en la Montaña la que provocará semejante jolgorio en las serranías, para que todos los ávidos amantes de las letras, sin importar cuan lejos vivan, tengan acceso no solo a un necesario texto, sino al contacto con los escritores de su región, con ese cosmos mucho más amplio que envuelve a la literatura.
Es por eso que, del 1ro. al 30 de abril en Pinar del Río, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila, Granma, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba y Guantánamo, y durante el mes de mayo en la provincia de Matanzas, las letras saltarán de loma en loma alcanzando a más de 80 comunidades serranas.
La venta de libros estará acompañada por las presentaciones de títulos en la voz de un especialista, lecturas de poesías, talleres de narración oral y proyecciones de filmes basados en obras literarias complacerán a los pobladores.
Para los pequeños, el libro arribará con la prontitud de un colibrí y en el guiño juguetón de una luciérnaga, regalando luces al intelecto por todas partes. Para ellos, el Festival siempre reserva el plato fuerte con una tirada muy especial, y se lo sirve animosamente unido a una pieza teatral o las travesuras de un payaso.
Más de 300 novedades están a la espera, además de muchos de los títulos que es obligado reimprimir, por la gran insistencia con que los solicitan sus admiradores. Pero los principales protagonistas de esta cita no podrían ser otros que los escritores de cada una de las regiones. Por ello, no será muy difícil encontrar por el periplo pinareño a Nelson Simón, con sus fábulas para niños y jóvenes, o descubrir todo un Marabusal, gracias a la pluma de José Antonio Fulgueiras, quien inaugurará la aventura por los poblados de Manicaragua.
En Cienfuegos, los chiquitines podrán descubrir El patio de Candy, de Víctor Arturo Delgado; a la vez que «entonarán» a coro una Canción de primavera, de Elisabeth Álvarez. Por su parte, los espirituanos escucharán a Bárbaro Pérez Molina decir De Fomento te cuento, mientras que en Ciego de Ávila El Che y los que abrieron la senda se abrirán paso entre las páginas escritas por José Martín Suárez.
Las provincias más orientales serán testigos, en Holguín, de las peripecias de Sarubí, el preferido de la luna, contada por el mayaricero Emerio Medina, galardonado con el Premio Iberoamericano de Cuentos Julio Cortázar el pasado año. Y de igual manera, en Santiago de Cuba los amantes de nuestra Historia podrán llevar a casa Josué, de Francis Velázquez Fuentes, biografía que se acerca a la heroica vida de Josué País, quien muriera con apenas 19 años de edad.
Este volumen de Velázquez pertenece a la Colección La puerta de papel 2010, donde se recopilan los mejores títulos de las editoriales territoriales (Riso) realizados en el 2009.
Precisamente, La puerta de papel será otro de los atractivos de este Festival, al aunar 15 títulos muy cercanos temática y culturalmente a los habitantes de estos parajes, como lo muestran, por ejemplo, Establo abierto, de Marilín Pérez Pérez; la pieza teatral Silencio para los muertos, de Yoandra Santana Perdomo; el poemario El vigoroso trazado, de Bertha Caluff, y el ensayo Poetas esclavos en Cuba, de Yansert Fraga León.
Así, promoviendo la buena lectura en cada rincón de la Isla, y enriqueciéndose a la vez del imaginario popular que envuelve los lomeríos, el Festival del Libro en la Montaña, hará suyos los versos de José Martí: «Yo vengo de todas partes y hacia todas partes voy, arte soy entre las artes, y en los montes, monte soy».