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Journal Reference:

  1. Annalisa Polidori, Ruth F. Rowlands, Anita Zeidler, Mathieu Salanne, Henry E. Fischer, Burkhard Annighöfer, Stefan Klotz, Philip S. Salmon. Structure and dynamics of aqueous NaCl solutions at high temperatures and pressures. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2021; 155 (19): 194506 DOI: 10.1063/5.0067166

Now a study from the University of Bath is shedding new light on the way saline solutions act in deep geological formations (known as aquifers), paving the way for further research into CO₂ sequestration beneath the seabed. The final aim of this work is for pipes to carry CO₂ from the earth’s atmosphere into these aquifers, where it will be stored harmlessly, potentially forever.

Working out how CO₂-laden salty water behaves under extreme conditions in the presence of rock is important. Will it dissolve in the water and react with the rock, or will it simply bubble back to the surface at the first opportunity, like the bubbles from a bottle of cola after it has been shaken and opened?

In an ideal world, the combination of seawater and CO₂ under pressure will result in the formation of rock, though it is more likely that the blend will retain its liquid form. “Providing the rock above the solution is fault-free and impermeable, the CO₂ will stay there,” said co-author Professor Philip Salmon, from the Department of Physics.

For the study, published in the Journal of Chemical Physics, the researchers observed saline solutions under conditions of pressure and temperatures that mimic the conditions found in deep aquifers. Their ‘neutron diffraction’ technique allowed them to examine saline solutions in more extreme conditions than ever before. Using this technique, they studied different isotopes (or versions) of sodium chloride, allowing new insight into the way salty water behaves under different sets of pressure and temperature conditions.

The chemistry of salty solutions mixed with CO₂

Little is known about the chemistry of mixing saline solution and CO₂ at high pressures and temperatures. Previous experimental efforts to find answers have failed because the solution, under extreme conditions, is highly corrosive and destroys the lab equipment it’s contained within before results are yielded.

“Being able to hold these solutions without the apparatus falling to pieces was a big challenge,” said co-author Dr Anita Zeidler, also from the Department of Physics. “We overcame them through the design of high-pressure apparatus and a judicious choice of containment materials.”

Describing the research, Professor Salmon said: “Our experiments show that by using neutron diffraction, you can see how the salt ions and water molecules interact under quite extreme conditions of heat and pressure. Next, we’ll be attempting to dissolve carbon dioxide into the saline solutions. The results from these experiments will inform models on carbon sequestration mechanisms, with the end-goal being to find a way to safely sequester carbon dioxide in deep-sea aquifers.”

The sequestration of CO₂ in deep aquifers is one of the global strategies being explored for carbon capture and storage. Pilot plants have demonstrated the success of this strategy, but ramping-up the scale depends on solving some key issues, such as storage capacity. It’s therefore important for scientists to improve their knowledge of the physics and chemistry of CO₂ in the environment into which it is injected.

The researchers hope to find collaborators with an expertise in corrosion and corrosion resistance before they start the next phase of their project. “We want to study saline solutions under even more extreme conditions that fully fit in with real-life conditions, and these conditions will be even more corrosive. So, we could really benefit from the input of a corrosion specialist,” said Dr Zeidler.

This work was led from Bath and benefitted from the significant contributions of two PhD students, Annalisa Polidori and Ruth Rowlands. Also collaborating were researchers from three institutions in France: Sorbonne Université, Université Paris-Saclay and Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble.

We wish to thank the author of this article for this amazing web content

Exploring carbon storage deep beneath the seabed

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Journal Reference:

  1. Annalisa Polidori, Ruth F. Rowlands, Anita Zeidler, Mathieu Salanne, Henry E. Fischer, Burkhard Annighöfer, Stefan Klotz, Philip S. Salmon. Structure and dynamics of aqueous NaCl solutions at high temperatures and pressures. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2021; 155 (19): 194506 DOI: 10.1063/5.0067166

Now a study from the University of Bath is shedding new light on the way saline solutions act in deep geological formations (known as aquifers), paving the way for further research into CO₂ sequestration beneath the seabed. The final aim of this work is for pipes to carry CO₂ from the earth’s atmosphere into these aquifers, where it will be stored harmlessly, potentially forever.

Working out how CO₂-laden salty water behaves under extreme conditions in the presence of rock is important. Will it dissolve in the water and react with the rock, or will it simply bubble back to the surface at the first opportunity, like the bubbles from a bottle of cola after it has been shaken and opened?

In an ideal world, the combination of seawater and CO₂ under pressure will result in the formation of rock, though it is more likely that the blend will retain its liquid form. “Providing the rock above the solution is fault-free and impermeable, the CO₂ will stay there,” said co-author Professor Philip Salmon, from the Department of Physics.

For the study, published in the Journal of Chemical Physics, the researchers observed saline solutions under conditions of pressure and temperatures that mimic the conditions found in deep aquifers. Their ‘neutron diffraction’ technique allowed them to examine saline solutions in more extreme conditions than ever before. Using this technique, they studied different isotopes (or versions) of sodium chloride, allowing new insight into the way salty water behaves under different sets of pressure and temperature conditions.

The chemistry of salty solutions mixed with CO₂

Little is known about the chemistry of mixing saline solution and CO₂ at high pressures and temperatures. Previous experimental efforts to find answers have failed because the solution, under extreme conditions, is highly corrosive and destroys the lab equipment it’s contained within before results are yielded.

“Being able to hold these solutions without the apparatus falling to pieces was a big challenge,” said co-author Dr Anita Zeidler, also from the Department of Physics. “We overcame them through the design of high-pressure apparatus and a judicious choice of containment materials.”

Describing the research, Professor Salmon said: “Our experiments show that by using neutron diffraction, you can see how the salt ions and water molecules interact under quite extreme conditions of heat and pressure. Next, we’ll be attempting to dissolve carbon dioxide into the saline solutions. The results from these experiments will inform models on carbon sequestration mechanisms, with the end-goal being to find a way to safely sequester carbon dioxide in deep-sea aquifers.”

The sequestration of CO₂ in deep aquifers is one of the global strategies being explored for carbon capture and storage. Pilot plants have demonstrated the success of this strategy, but ramping-up the scale depends on solving some key issues, such as storage capacity. It’s therefore important for scientists to improve their knowledge of the physics and chemistry of CO₂ in the environment into which it is injected.

The researchers hope to find collaborators with an expertise in corrosion and corrosion resistance before they start the next phase of their project. “We want to study saline solutions under even more extreme conditions that fully fit in with real-life conditions, and these conditions will be even more corrosive. So, we could really benefit from the input of a corrosion specialist,” said Dr Zeidler.

This work was led from Bath and benefitted from the significant contributions of two PhD students, Annalisa Polidori and Ruth Rowlands. Also collaborating were researchers from three institutions in France: Sorbonne Université, Université Paris-Saclay and Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble.

We wish to thank the author of this article for this amazing web content

Exploring carbon storage deep beneath the seabed

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638544408) } [1]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(59) "10 million Italians on holiday on the Immaculate Conception" ["link"]=> string(95) "https://redhatbeauty.com/lifestyle/10-million-italians-on-holiday-on-the-immaculate-conception/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(10) "Mike Ewing" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:19:25 +0000" ["category"]=> string(44) "LifestyleConceptionholidayImmaculateItalians" ["guid"]=> string(32) "https://redhatbeauty.com/?p=8161" ["description"]=> string(627) "“After being forced into forms of forced isolation, subjected to stop and go due to the circumstance of the pandemic, exasperated by uncertainty and many fears, Italians seem to want to forget for a moment the difficulties and concentrate on what is possible, that is a small and beneficial holiday, built around nearby things and ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5578) "

“After being forced into forms of forced isolation, subjected to stop and go due to the circumstance of the pandemic, exasperated by uncertainty and many fears, Italians seem to want to forget for a moment the difficulties and concentrate on what is possible, that is a small and beneficial holiday, built around nearby things and places, returning to the heart of nature, preferring the mountains, walks in the countryside, the cultural heritage of our cities of art, food and wine events and even spas. All in the name of relaxation. If our internal tourism marks a movement of 92.3 per cent of Italian travelers who will leave for the Immaculate Conception, this is a signal not to be overlooked and above all to be considered essential for future strategies. In my opinion it represents a good omen for the opening of the winter season ».

Thus comments the president of Federalberghi, Bernabò Bocca, the results of the forecast survey carried out for the Federation by Acs Marketing Solutions on the tourist movement of Italians with reference to the long weekend of 8 December.

«It is clear – continues Bocca – that we look at this date as a dress rehearsal for the performance of the sector in the perspective of Christmas. It must be said that the holiday this year falls on a Wednesday, offering a tempting opportunity for the most eager to get away from the routine to extend the holiday project. According to our survey, in fact, Italians on the move around the bridge will spend an average of 3.4 nights away from home, producing a total turnover of over 3 billion euros “.

“From the survey it seems there has been almost a return to the ancient pre-covid habits in terms of bookings: in addition to having planned the trip to nearby places, these people took care to book their stay out well in advance (30, 3% of the interviewees booked a month earlier) ».

“Unfortunately, generalized alarmism and the confusion aroused by the fears of the fourth pandemic wave can have a negative effect on the traveler’s sentiment – concludes Bocca – With the certainty that rigor on vaccines is essential to chase away any fear, we trust that all the conditions to guarantee the best numbers also for the upcoming Christmas holidays ».

They will be about 10 million and 118 thousand Italians (including adults and minors) traveling to the Immaculate Conception. The 92,3% will remain in Italy while 7.7% will go abroad. It will be a bridge of proximity: more than half of those who will remain in Italy (50.8%) will remain in the same region of residence and 30.6% will go to a region close to the one in which they reside.

Among those who will remain in Italy, the 35,2% will prefer places of art, the 25,2% the mountain, the 12,6% will go to the sea, the 5,4% will prefer spas, the 3,8% the lakes.

For those who choose foreign destinations, the great European capitals will be the most coveted, with the 74,3% of the overall demand. L’8,6% will prefer seaside resorts, the8,5% mountain resorts, the 2,9% the great extra-European capitals.

The vast majority of respondents (57.9%) chose to go on holiday for the Immaculate Conception to relax, 28.9% to have fun and 18.9% to join their family.

The home of relatives / friends will be the structure chosen by the 36,0% of travelers, followed by the 26,5% who will choose the hotel, and from11,8% il bed & breakfast.

On average, each traveler will spend approx 3.4 nights away from home.

The average per capita expenditure, including transport, accommodation, food and entertainment, will be around 416 euro, with a turnover of approx 3.2 billion euros.

Accommodation costs account for 18.7% of the budget; travel expenses for 22.3%, and those relating to meals for 28.3%. The largest chapter of expenditure (30.7%) concerns the other items (shopping, entertainment, etc.), confirming the ability of tourism to “distribute” wealth throughout the territory, well beyond the traditional boundaries of the sector.

40.5% of the interviewees declared that they contact the accommodation directly to book their stay via the website, telephone or e-mail.

In 40.3% of cases, the interviewees declare that they have given up on vacation due to lack of money; 23.0% for family reasons and 18.8% for fear of contagion from Covid-19. Furthermore, it should be emphasized that 12.9% will not take a vacation during this period due to the state of uncertainty that still hovers over the containment measures of the pandemic.

We would love to say thanks to the writer of this post for this remarkable web content

10 million Italians on holiday on the Immaculate Conception

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“After being forced into forms of forced isolation, subjected to stop and go due to the circumstance of the pandemic, exasperated by uncertainty and many fears, Italians seem to want to forget for a moment the difficulties and concentrate on what is possible, that is a small and beneficial holiday, built around nearby things and places, returning to the heart of nature, preferring the mountains, walks in the countryside, the cultural heritage of our cities of art, food and wine events and even spas. All in the name of relaxation. If our internal tourism marks a movement of 92.3 per cent of Italian travelers who will leave for the Immaculate Conception, this is a signal not to be overlooked and above all to be considered essential for future strategies. In my opinion it represents a good omen for the opening of the winter season ».

Thus comments the president of Federalberghi, Bernabò Bocca, the results of the forecast survey carried out for the Federation by Acs Marketing Solutions on the tourist movement of Italians with reference to the long weekend of 8 December.

«It is clear – continues Bocca – that we look at this date as a dress rehearsal for the performance of the sector in the perspective of Christmas. It must be said that the holiday this year falls on a Wednesday, offering a tempting opportunity for the most eager to get away from the routine to extend the holiday project. According to our survey, in fact, Italians on the move around the bridge will spend an average of 3.4 nights away from home, producing a total turnover of over 3 billion euros “.

“From the survey it seems there has been almost a return to the ancient pre-covid habits in terms of bookings: in addition to having planned the trip to nearby places, these people took care to book their stay out well in advance (30, 3% of the interviewees booked a month earlier) ».

“Unfortunately, generalized alarmism and the confusion aroused by the fears of the fourth pandemic wave can have a negative effect on the traveler’s sentiment – concludes Bocca – With the certainty that rigor on vaccines is essential to chase away any fear, we trust that all the conditions to guarantee the best numbers also for the upcoming Christmas holidays ».

They will be about 10 million and 118 thousand Italians (including adults and minors) traveling to the Immaculate Conception. The 92,3% will remain in Italy while 7.7% will go abroad. It will be a bridge of proximity: more than half of those who will remain in Italy (50.8%) will remain in the same region of residence and 30.6% will go to a region close to the one in which they reside.

Among those who will remain in Italy, the 35,2% will prefer places of art, the 25,2% the mountain, the 12,6% will go to the sea, the 5,4% will prefer spas, the 3,8% the lakes.

For those who choose foreign destinations, the great European capitals will be the most coveted, with the 74,3% of the overall demand. L’8,6% will prefer seaside resorts, the8,5% mountain resorts, the 2,9% the great extra-European capitals.

The vast majority of respondents (57.9%) chose to go on holiday for the Immaculate Conception to relax, 28.9% to have fun and 18.9% to join their family.

The home of relatives / friends will be the structure chosen by the 36,0% of travelers, followed by the 26,5% who will choose the hotel, and from11,8% il bed & breakfast.

On average, each traveler will spend approx 3.4 nights away from home.

The average per capita expenditure, including transport, accommodation, food and entertainment, will be around 416 euro, with a turnover of approx 3.2 billion euros.

Accommodation costs account for 18.7% of the budget; travel expenses for 22.3%, and those relating to meals for 28.3%. The largest chapter of expenditure (30.7%) concerns the other items (shopping, entertainment, etc.), confirming the ability of tourism to “distribute” wealth throughout the territory, well beyond the traditional boundaries of the sector.

40.5% of the interviewees declared that they contact the accommodation directly to book their stay via the website, telephone or e-mail.

In 40.3% of cases, the interviewees declare that they have given up on vacation due to lack of money; 23.0% for family reasons and 18.8% for fear of contagion from Covid-19. Furthermore, it should be emphasized that 12.9% will not take a vacation during this period due to the state of uncertainty that still hovers over the containment measures of the pandemic.

We would love to say thanks to the writer of this post for this remarkable web content

10 million Italians on holiday on the Immaculate Conception

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638541165) } [2]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(48) "Frigerio Viaggi Group: the Xmas Dinner with Nexi" ["link"]=> string(85) "https://redhatbeauty.com/celebrities/frigerio-viaggi-group-the-xmas-dinner-with-nexi/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "River Tents" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:18:19 +0000" ["category"]=> string(39) "CelebritiesDinnerFrigerioNexiViaggiXmas" ["guid"]=> string(32) "https://redhatbeauty.com/?p=8155" ["description"]=> string(573) "The exclusive evening was held yesterday Thursday 2 December Xmas Dinner, organized by Frigerio Viaggi in collaboration with Nexi in the evocative setting of the Royal Palace of Monza. They took part in the event as well 50 of the best client companies of the Frigerio Group, for a total of 100 guests. The evening ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5790) "

The exclusive evening was held yesterday Thursday 2 December Xmas Dinner, organized by Frigerio Viaggi in collaboration with Nexi in the evocative setting of the Royal Palace of Monza. They took part in the event as well 50 of the best client companies of the Frigerio Group, for a total of 100 guests.

The evening was an opportunity to exchange Christmas greetings and to live the experience of an event in Royal Palace of Monza which, built in 1777 by Ferdinand of Hapsburg to be a ducal palace and subsequently became the property of the royal family who used it as a delightful villa for the summer period, has undergone a long and meticulous restoration in recent years. Now it is reopened and can be visited and is a perfect location for hosting dinners and corporate events. An exclusive guided tour was organized for guests with extraordinary evening opening of the Royal Apartments, a tour includes 28 rooms between apartments and halls: a real journey through history from the Habsburgs to the Savoy. The Xmas Dinner continued with one gala dinner at the Ballroom and was cheered by shows and entertainment with a singer and three beautiful dancers who alternated costume changes, dances and songs, accompanying the guests in the various moments of the event, from the welcome to the end of the evening.

Xmas Dinner Simone Frigerio

Simone Frigerio

“It is very important for us and for the entire travel sector to come back to meet colleagues, customers and suppliers in the presence: this event, in such a particular moment of the still existing pandemic emergency, wants to be an affirmation of real possibility of a gradual restart, thanks above all to all the security measures, controls that are now well established in the operational fabric of those who make mobility, hospitality and events “, comments Simone Frigerio, general manager of the Frigerio Viaggi Group “We are particularly happy to have organized our Xmas Dinner at the Royal Palace of Monza, a pearl of rare beauty. We belong to the Lombard territory, specifically Brianza, to its history and its social fabric for generations and we particularly love this location, which deserves to become an excellence in innovation and redevelopment of its enormous artistic and natural heritage. We hope that the future will reserve us the opportunity to hold new and numerous meetings and events in attendance and the Reggia di Monza will certainly be a location on which to focus “.

Frigerio travel offers a wide range of Corporate services. From the organization of travel and business trips to the management of business travel with advanced platforms and proprietary technological systems, without forgetting the organization of events: from conventions to meetings of all kinds, from 1 to 3,000 guests, in presence, digital and hybrids. Partner of the event Nexi, a company with which a collaboration has been continuing for some years now aimed at offering cutting-edge technological solutions, also for the aspect of payments, in Corporate Travel and MICE.

“Nexi is pleased to take part in this initiative to further strengthen its relationship with professionals in the travel world, an indispensable sector for the economy of our country, confirming its role as a technological partner that offers solutions for the management of travel expenses. journey “he concludes Sonia Bazzoni, sales team leader in commercial payments at Nexi.

We wish to say thanks to the author of this short article for this incredible content

Frigerio Viaggi Group: the Xmas Dinner with Nexi

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The exclusive evening was held yesterday Thursday 2 December Xmas Dinner, organized by Frigerio Viaggi in collaboration with Nexi in the evocative setting of the Royal Palace of Monza. They took part in the event as well 50 of the best client companies of the Frigerio Group, for a total of 100 guests.

The evening was an opportunity to exchange Christmas greetings and to live the experience of an event in Royal Palace of Monza which, built in 1777 by Ferdinand of Hapsburg to be a ducal palace and subsequently became the property of the royal family who used it as a delightful villa for the summer period, has undergone a long and meticulous restoration in recent years. Now it is reopened and can be visited and is a perfect location for hosting dinners and corporate events. An exclusive guided tour was organized for guests with extraordinary evening opening of the Royal Apartments, a tour includes 28 rooms between apartments and halls: a real journey through history from the Habsburgs to the Savoy. The Xmas Dinner continued with one gala dinner at the Ballroom and was cheered by shows and entertainment with a singer and three beautiful dancers who alternated costume changes, dances and songs, accompanying the guests in the various moments of the event, from the welcome to the end of the evening.

Xmas Dinner Simone Frigerio

Simone Frigerio

“It is very important for us and for the entire travel sector to come back to meet colleagues, customers and suppliers in the presence: this event, in such a particular moment of the still existing pandemic emergency, wants to be an affirmation of real possibility of a gradual restart, thanks above all to all the security measures, controls that are now well established in the operational fabric of those who make mobility, hospitality and events “, comments Simone Frigerio, general manager of the Frigerio Viaggi Group “We are particularly happy to have organized our Xmas Dinner at the Royal Palace of Monza, a pearl of rare beauty. We belong to the Lombard territory, specifically Brianza, to its history and its social fabric for generations and we particularly love this location, which deserves to become an excellence in innovation and redevelopment of its enormous artistic and natural heritage. We hope that the future will reserve us the opportunity to hold new and numerous meetings and events in attendance and the Reggia di Monza will certainly be a location on which to focus “.

Frigerio travel offers a wide range of Corporate services. From the organization of travel and business trips to the management of business travel with advanced platforms and proprietary technological systems, without forgetting the organization of events: from conventions to meetings of all kinds, from 1 to 3,000 guests, in presence, digital and hybrids. Partner of the event Nexi, a company with which a collaboration has been continuing for some years now aimed at offering cutting-edge technological solutions, also for the aspect of payments, in Corporate Travel and MICE.

“Nexi is pleased to take part in this initiative to further strengthen its relationship with professionals in the travel world, an indispensable sector for the economy of our country, confirming its role as a technological partner that offers solutions for the management of travel expenses. journey “he concludes Sonia Bazzoni, sales team leader in commercial payments at Nexi.

We wish to say thanks to the author of this short article for this incredible content

Frigerio Viaggi Group: the Xmas Dinner with Nexi

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638541099) } [3]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(45) "Senegal, torn between enemy brothers in Islam" ["link"]=> string(81) "https://redhatbeauty.com/world-news/senegal-torn-between-enemy-brothers-in-islam/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "River Tents" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:16:07 +0000" ["category"]=> string(39) "World NewsbrothersenemyIslamSenegaltorn" ["guid"]=> string(32) "https://redhatbeauty.com/?p=8149" ["description"]=> string(618) "By Christophe Châtelot Posted today at 2:30 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers ReportageThe “reformism” of the Salafist or Wahhabi sects is shaking up Senegalese Islam, dominated by the large Sufi brotherhoods, considered tolerant. A competition which puts under tension the country, threatened at its borders by the jihadist groups. To not miss anything on African ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5196) "
By Christophe Châtelot

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Lying on a mat in the shade of a mango tree in his orchard, Imam Alioune Badara Ndao speaks with gentle firmness in an irreproachable language of Molière. Without acrimony or apparent anger. No ruminating rancor in his goatee as white as his boubou, towards the journalist who came from Paris to meet him at his home, in Kaolack, his stronghold located 200 kilometers south-east of Dakar.

The imam is nevertheless convinced that the French services engaged in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel are at the origin of the dirty image that has stuck to his skin since October 2015. That, despite his acquittal by the Senegalese courts in July 2018 , of a Salafist imam accused of having led a jihadist network.

According to these allegations, he recruited fighters for the Nigerian sect Boko Haram and tried to establish a terrorist cell in Senegal. Charges all the heavier since, at the gates of the Sahel, this country is an exception: democratically stable, free of coup d’etat since its independence in 1960, spared until now by assaults and terrorist attacks. suicides carried out in the name of religious extremism which is bloodying the region.

A particularism which explains the attention of Dakar and its allies each time the “Senegalese Islamic rampart” – built on the foundations of the four major Muslim brotherhoods of Sufi obedience (Qadiriya, Tidjaniya, Mouridiya, Layèniya) which still largely dominate the religious landscape – threatens to crumble, nibbled on its flanks by the Salafist or Wahhabi sects, known as “reformists”.

Imam Alioune Badara Ndao in his

“Even today, I don’t understand why I was arrested, confides the imam. I am undoubtedly criticized for my Friday sermons, for saying that all our problems, to us Muslims in Senegal and elsewhere, arise from the imposition of Western policy in our countries and the activity of the Franks. – masons. “

In the middle of the hens, come and go very young children enrolled in his dahra. A Koranic school similar to dozens of others in the country, which he says “Are much better than public education designed by foreigners”. “Look around you!, he exclaims, do you see a jihadist training camp? “

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Senegal, torn between enemy brothers in Islam

" } ["summary"]=> string(618) "By Christophe Châtelot Posted today at 2:30 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers ReportageThe “reformism” of the Salafist or Wahhabi sects is shaking up Senegalese Islam, dominated by the large Sufi brotherhoods, considered tolerant. A competition which puts under tension the country, threatened at its borders by the jihadist groups. To not miss anything on African ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(5196) "
By Christophe Châtelot

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Lying on a mat in the shade of a mango tree in his orchard, Imam Alioune Badara Ndao speaks with gentle firmness in an irreproachable language of Molière. Without acrimony or apparent anger. No ruminating rancor in his goatee as white as his boubou, towards the journalist who came from Paris to meet him at his home, in Kaolack, his stronghold located 200 kilometers south-east of Dakar.

The imam is nevertheless convinced that the French services engaged in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel are at the origin of the dirty image that has stuck to his skin since October 2015. That, despite his acquittal by the Senegalese courts in July 2018 , of a Salafist imam accused of having led a jihadist network.

According to these allegations, he recruited fighters for the Nigerian sect Boko Haram and tried to establish a terrorist cell in Senegal. Charges all the heavier since, at the gates of the Sahel, this country is an exception: democratically stable, free of coup d’etat since its independence in 1960, spared until now by assaults and terrorist attacks. suicides carried out in the name of religious extremism which is bloodying the region.

A particularism which explains the attention of Dakar and its allies each time the “Senegalese Islamic rampart” – built on the foundations of the four major Muslim brotherhoods of Sufi obedience (Qadiriya, Tidjaniya, Mouridiya, Layèniya) which still largely dominate the religious landscape – threatens to crumble, nibbled on its flanks by the Salafist or Wahhabi sects, known as “reformists”.

Imam Alioune Badara Ndao in his

“Even today, I don’t understand why I was arrested, confides the imam. I am undoubtedly criticized for my Friday sermons, for saying that all our problems, to us Muslims in Senegal and elsewhere, arise from the imposition of Western policy in our countries and the activity of the Franks. – masons. “

In the middle of the hens, come and go very young children enrolled in his dahra. A Koranic school similar to dozens of others in the country, which he says “Are much better than public education designed by foreigners”. “Look around you!, he exclaims, do you see a jihadist training camp? “

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Senegal, torn between enemy brothers in Islam

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638540967) } [4]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(75) "Potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease would be relatively cheap" ["link"]=> string(115) "https://redhatbeauty.com/healthandscience/potential-new-treatment-for-alzheimers-disease-would-be-relatively-cheap/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Tony Grantly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Fri, 03 Dec 2021 13:56:32 +0000" ["category"]=> string(58) "Health And ScienceAlzheimerscheapdiseasePotentialtreatment" ["guid"]=> string(32) "https://redhatbeauty.com/?p=8144" ["description"]=> string(786) "Journal Reference: Naoto Watamura, Naomasa Kakiya, Per Nilsson, Satoshi Tsubuki, Naoko Kamano, Mika Takahashi, Shoko Hashimoto, Hiroki Sasaguri, Takashi Saito, Takaomi C. Saido. Somatostatin-evoked Aβ catabolism in the brain: Mechanistic involvement of α-endosulfine-KATP channel pathway. Molecular Psychiatry, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41380-021-01368-8 The hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain is the accumulation of amyloid β peptide ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4363) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Naoto Watamura, Naomasa Kakiya, Per Nilsson, Satoshi Tsubuki, Naoko Kamano, Mika Takahashi, Shoko Hashimoto, Hiroki Sasaguri, Takashi Saito, Takaomi C. Saido. Somatostatin-evoked Aβ catabolism in the brain: Mechanistic involvement of α-endosulfine-KATP channel pathway. Molecular Psychiatry, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41380-021-01368-8

The hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain is the accumulation of amyloid β peptide (Aβ). For years, researchers have been trying to determine how and why this happens. Takaomi Saido and his team at RIKEN CBS have developed a mouse model of the disease that shows both Aβ accumulation and memory deficits similar to what is seen in humans. Using this model mouse, they have already discovered a series of events in the brain that lead to the formation of Aβ plaques. Key among them is reduced levels of the enzyme neprilysin, which itself is caused by reduced levels of the hormone somatostatin. Levels of both neprilysin and somatostatin go down as we age, which can explain why Alzheimer’s disease usually strikes older people.

The new study focused on treating Alzheimer’s disease in mice by figuring out how somatostatin controls neprilysin levels in the brain. According to first author Naoto Watamura, “the first step in this process was actually the most difficult because we had to develop an in vitro system that could screen for neprilsyin regulators in conditioned medium generated by hippocampal neurons.” Once they accomplished this, they were able to identify ENSA as the regulator. Testing showed that ENSA reduced neprilysin activity and that it rose to abnormally high levels in the brains of mice that lacked somatostatin. This means that somatostatin normally keeps ENSA in check, which in turn keeps neprilsyin levels high, allowing Aβ to be destroyed before it accumulates.

Next the team focused on ENSA in living animals. Using CRISPR technology, they created ENSA knockout mice and then bred them with the Alzheimer’s disease model mice. Aβ accumulation in these new mice was much lower than in the original model mice, indicating that abnormally high levels of ENSA could be an as yet unidentified symptom or biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease. This was confirmed when the researchers detected high level of ENSA in the model mice and in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

What exactly is ENSA doing in the brain? Tests showed that ENSA blocks a potassium channel in the hippocampus, a part of the brain needed for making and recalling memories. “Because we got the same results from blocking the KATP channel as we did from the ENSA knockout mice,” says Watamura, “we reasoned that helping the channel stay open would combat the excess ENSA that we observed in Alzheimer’s disease.” To test this theory, the researchers fed the model mice with diazoxide — a drug that activates the KATP channel — and tested their memory. They found that while the untreated Alzheimer’s disease model mice exhibited their characteristically poor memory, the treated model mice performed just as well as normal mice. A look at the brains of the treated mice showed that they lacked the hallmark Aβ plaques.

“Our findings point directly to a potential way of preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease,” says Watamura. “On top of that, compared with Aβ-targeting immunotherapy, such as the drug aducanumab, which was recently approved by the FDA, synthetic agonists for the KATP channel are less expensive and would be more acceptable to aging societies around the world.”

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Potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease would be relatively cheap

" } ["summary"]=> string(786) "Journal Reference: Naoto Watamura, Naomasa Kakiya, Per Nilsson, Satoshi Tsubuki, Naoko Kamano, Mika Takahashi, Shoko Hashimoto, Hiroki Sasaguri, Takashi Saito, Takaomi C. Saido. Somatostatin-evoked Aβ catabolism in the brain: Mechanistic involvement of α-endosulfine-KATP channel pathway. Molecular Psychiatry, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41380-021-01368-8 The hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain is the accumulation of amyloid β peptide ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(4363) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Naoto Watamura, Naomasa Kakiya, Per Nilsson, Satoshi Tsubuki, Naoko Kamano, Mika Takahashi, Shoko Hashimoto, Hiroki Sasaguri, Takashi Saito, Takaomi C. Saido. Somatostatin-evoked Aβ catabolism in the brain: Mechanistic involvement of α-endosulfine-KATP channel pathway. Molecular Psychiatry, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41380-021-01368-8

The hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain is the accumulation of amyloid β peptide (Aβ). For years, researchers have been trying to determine how and why this happens. Takaomi Saido and his team at RIKEN CBS have developed a mouse model of the disease that shows both Aβ accumulation and memory deficits similar to what is seen in humans. Using this model mouse, they have already discovered a series of events in the brain that lead to the formation of Aβ plaques. Key among them is reduced levels of the enzyme neprilysin, which itself is caused by reduced levels of the hormone somatostatin. Levels of both neprilysin and somatostatin go down as we age, which can explain why Alzheimer’s disease usually strikes older people.

The new study focused on treating Alzheimer’s disease in mice by figuring out how somatostatin controls neprilysin levels in the brain. According to first author Naoto Watamura, “the first step in this process was actually the most difficult because we had to develop an in vitro system that could screen for neprilsyin regulators in conditioned medium generated by hippocampal neurons.” Once they accomplished this, they were able to identify ENSA as the regulator. Testing showed that ENSA reduced neprilysin activity and that it rose to abnormally high levels in the brains of mice that lacked somatostatin. This means that somatostatin normally keeps ENSA in check, which in turn keeps neprilsyin levels high, allowing Aβ to be destroyed before it accumulates.

Next the team focused on ENSA in living animals. Using CRISPR technology, they created ENSA knockout mice and then bred them with the Alzheimer’s disease model mice. Aβ accumulation in these new mice was much lower than in the original model mice, indicating that abnormally high levels of ENSA could be an as yet unidentified symptom or biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease. This was confirmed when the researchers detected high level of ENSA in the model mice and in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

What exactly is ENSA doing in the brain? Tests showed that ENSA blocks a potassium channel in the hippocampus, a part of the brain needed for making and recalling memories. “Because we got the same results from blocking the KATP channel as we did from the ENSA knockout mice,” says Watamura, “we reasoned that helping the channel stay open would combat the excess ENSA that we observed in Alzheimer’s disease.” To test this theory, the researchers fed the model mice with diazoxide — a drug that activates the KATP channel — and tested their memory. They found that while the untreated Alzheimer’s disease model mice exhibited their characteristically poor memory, the treated model mice performed just as well as normal mice. A look at the brains of the treated mice showed that they lacked the hallmark Aβ plaques.

“Our findings point directly to a potential way of preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease,” says Watamura. “On top of that, compared with Aβ-targeting immunotherapy, such as the drug aducanumab, which was recently approved by the FDA, synthetic agonists for the KATP channel are less expensive and would be more acceptable to aging societies around the world.”

We would love to thank the author of this short article for this amazing content

Potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease would be relatively cheap

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638539792) } [5]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(58) "Twisting elusive quantum particles with a quantum computer" ["link"]=> string(101) "https://redhatbeauty.com/healthandscience/twisting-elusive-quantum-particles-with-a-quantum-computer/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Tony Grantly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Fri, 03 Dec 2021 12:39:45 +0000" ["category"]=> string(49) "Health And ScienceelusiveparticlesquantumTwisting" ["guid"]=> string(32) "https://redhatbeauty.com/?p=8139" ["description"]=> string(596) "Journal Reference: K. J. Satzinger, Y.-J Liu, A. Smith, C. Knapp, M. Newman, C. Jones, Z. Chen, C. Quintana, X. Mi, A. Dunsworth, C. Gidney, I. Aleiner, F. Arute, K. Arya, J. Atalaya, R. Babbush, J. C. Bardin, R. Barends, J. Basso, A. Bengtsson, A. Bilmes, M. Broughton, B. B. Buckley, D. A. Buell, B. ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5244) "

Journal Reference:

  1. K. J. Satzinger, Y.-J Liu, A. Smith, C. Knapp, M. Newman, C. Jones, Z. Chen, C. Quintana, X. Mi, A. Dunsworth, C. Gidney, I. Aleiner, F. Arute, K. Arya, J. Atalaya, R. Babbush, J. C. Bardin, R. Barends, J. Basso, A. Bengtsson, A. Bilmes, M. Broughton, B. B. Buckley, D. A. Buell, B. Burkett, N. Bushnell, B. Chiaro, R. Collins, W. Courtney, S. Demura, A. R. Derk, D. Eppens, C. Erickson, L. Faoro, E. Farhi, A. G. Fowler, B. Foxen, M. Giustina, A. Greene, J. A. Gross, M. P. Harrigan, S. D. Harrington, J. Hilton, S. Hong, T. Huang, W. J. Huggins, L. B. Ioffe, S. V. Isakov, E. Jeffrey, Z. Jiang, D. Kafri, K. Kechedzhi, T. Khattar, S. Kim, P. V. Klimov, A. N. Korotkov, F. Kostritsa, D. Landhuis, P. Laptev, A. Locharla, E. Lucero, O. Martin, J. R. McClean, M. McEwen, K. C. Miao, M. Mohseni, S. Montazeri, W. Mruczkiewicz, J. Mutus, O. Naaman, M. Neeley, C. Neill, M. Y. Niu, T. E. O’Brien, A. Opremcak, B. Pató, A. Petukhov, N. C. Rubin, D. Sank, V. Shvarts, D. Strain, M. Szalay, B. Villalonga, T. C. White, Z. Yao, P. Yeh, J. Yoo, A. Zalcman, H. Neven, S. Boixo, A. Megrant, Y. Chen, J. Kelly, V. Smelyanskiy, A. Kitaev, M. Knap, F. Pollmann, P. Roushan. Realizing topologically ordered states on a quantum processor. Science, 2021; 374 (6572): 1237 DOI: 10.1126/science.abi8378

What would it be like if we lived in a flat two-dimensional world? Physicists predict that quantum mechanics would be even stranger in that case resulting in exotic particles — so-called “anyons” — that cannot exist in the three-dimensional world we live in. This unfamiliar world is not just a curiosity but may be key to unlocking quantum materials and technologies of the future.

In collaboration with the Google Quantum AI team scientists from the Technical University of Munich and the University of Nottingham used a highly controllable quantum processor to simulate such states of quantum matter. Their results appear in the current issue of the scientific journal Science.

Emergent quantum particles in two-dimensional systems

All particles in our universe come in two flavors, bosons or fermions. In the three-dimensional world we live in, this observation stands firm. However, it was theoretically predicted almost 50 years ago that other types of particles, dubbed anyons, could exist when matter is confined to two dimensions.

While these anyons do not appear as elementary particles in our universe, it turns out that anyonic particles can emerge as collective excitations in so-called topological phases of matter, for which the Nobel prize was awarded in 2016.

“Twisting pairs of these anyons by moving them around one another in the simulation unveils their exotic properties — physicists call it braiding statistics,” says Dr. Adam Smith from the University of Nottingham.

A simple picture for these collective excitations is “the wave” in a stadium crowd — it has a well-defined position, but it cannot exist without the thousands of people that make up the crowd. However, realizing and simulating such topologically ordered states experimentally has proven to be extremely challenging.

Quantum processors as a platform for controlled quantum simulations

In landmark experiments, the teams from TUM, Google Quantum AI, and the University of Nottingham programmed Google’s quantum processor to simulate these two-dimensional states of quantum matter. “Google’s quantum processor named ‘Sycamore’ can be precisely controlled and is a well-isolated quantum system, which are key requirements for performing quantum computations,” says Kevin Satzinger, a scientist from the Google team.

The researchers came up with a quantum algorithm to realize a state with topological order, which was confirmed by simulating the creation of anyon excitations and twisting them around one another. Fingerprints from long-range quantum entanglement could be confirmed in their study. As a possible application, such topologically ordered states can be used to improve quantum computers by realizing new ways of error correction. First steps toward this goal have already been achieved in their work.

“Near term quantum processors will represent an ideal platform to explore the physics of exotic quantum phases matter,” says Prof. Frank Pollmann from TUM. “In the near future, quantum processors promise to solve problems that are beyond the reach of current classical supercomputers.”

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Twisting elusive quantum particles with a quantum computer

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Journal Reference:

  1. K. J. Satzinger, Y.-J Liu, A. Smith, C. Knapp, M. Newman, C. Jones, Z. Chen, C. Quintana, X. Mi, A. Dunsworth, C. Gidney, I. Aleiner, F. Arute, K. Arya, J. Atalaya, R. Babbush, J. C. Bardin, R. Barends, J. Basso, A. Bengtsson, A. Bilmes, M. Broughton, B. B. Buckley, D. A. Buell, B. Burkett, N. Bushnell, B. Chiaro, R. Collins, W. Courtney, S. Demura, A. R. Derk, D. Eppens, C. Erickson, L. Faoro, E. Farhi, A. G. Fowler, B. Foxen, M. Giustina, A. Greene, J. A. Gross, M. P. Harrigan, S. D. Harrington, J. Hilton, S. Hong, T. Huang, W. J. Huggins, L. B. Ioffe, S. V. Isakov, E. Jeffrey, Z. Jiang, D. Kafri, K. Kechedzhi, T. Khattar, S. Kim, P. V. Klimov, A. N. Korotkov, F. Kostritsa, D. Landhuis, P. Laptev, A. Locharla, E. Lucero, O. Martin, J. R. McClean, M. McEwen, K. C. Miao, M. Mohseni, S. Montazeri, W. Mruczkiewicz, J. Mutus, O. Naaman, M. Neeley, C. Neill, M. Y. Niu, T. E. O’Brien, A. Opremcak, B. Pató, A. Petukhov, N. C. Rubin, D. Sank, V. Shvarts, D. Strain, M. Szalay, B. Villalonga, T. C. White, Z. Yao, P. Yeh, J. Yoo, A. Zalcman, H. Neven, S. Boixo, A. Megrant, Y. Chen, J. Kelly, V. Smelyanskiy, A. Kitaev, M. Knap, F. Pollmann, P. Roushan. Realizing topologically ordered states on a quantum processor. Science, 2021; 374 (6572): 1237 DOI: 10.1126/science.abi8378

What would it be like if we lived in a flat two-dimensional world? Physicists predict that quantum mechanics would be even stranger in that case resulting in exotic particles — so-called “anyons” — that cannot exist in the three-dimensional world we live in. This unfamiliar world is not just a curiosity but may be key to unlocking quantum materials and technologies of the future.

In collaboration with the Google Quantum AI team scientists from the Technical University of Munich and the University of Nottingham used a highly controllable quantum processor to simulate such states of quantum matter. Their results appear in the current issue of the scientific journal Science.

Emergent quantum particles in two-dimensional systems

All particles in our universe come in two flavors, bosons or fermions. In the three-dimensional world we live in, this observation stands firm. However, it was theoretically predicted almost 50 years ago that other types of particles, dubbed anyons, could exist when matter is confined to two dimensions.

While these anyons do not appear as elementary particles in our universe, it turns out that anyonic particles can emerge as collective excitations in so-called topological phases of matter, for which the Nobel prize was awarded in 2016.

“Twisting pairs of these anyons by moving them around one another in the simulation unveils their exotic properties — physicists call it braiding statistics,” says Dr. Adam Smith from the University of Nottingham.

A simple picture for these collective excitations is “the wave” in a stadium crowd — it has a well-defined position, but it cannot exist without the thousands of people that make up the crowd. However, realizing and simulating such topologically ordered states experimentally has proven to be extremely challenging.

Quantum processors as a platform for controlled quantum simulations

In landmark experiments, the teams from TUM, Google Quantum AI, and the University of Nottingham programmed Google’s quantum processor to simulate these two-dimensional states of quantum matter. “Google’s quantum processor named ‘Sycamore’ can be precisely controlled and is a well-isolated quantum system, which are key requirements for performing quantum computations,” says Kevin Satzinger, a scientist from the Google team.

The researchers came up with a quantum algorithm to realize a state with topological order, which was confirmed by simulating the creation of anyon excitations and twisting them around one another. Fingerprints from long-range quantum entanglement could be confirmed in their study. As a possible application, such topologically ordered states can be used to improve quantum computers by realizing new ways of error correction. First steps toward this goal have already been achieved in their work.

“Near term quantum processors will represent an ideal platform to explore the physics of exotic quantum phases matter,” says Prof. Frank Pollmann from TUM. “In the near future, quantum processors promise to solve problems that are beyond the reach of current classical supercomputers.”

We want to thank the author of this write-up for this amazing web content

Twisting elusive quantum particles with a quantum computer

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638535185) } [6]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(26) "Why cannabis smells skunky" ["link"]=> string(69) "https://redhatbeauty.com/healthandscience/why-cannabis-smells-skunky/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Tony Grantly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:22:44 +0000" ["category"]=> string(38) "Health And Sciencecannabisskunkysmells" ["guid"]=> string(32) "https://redhatbeauty.com/?p=8134" ["description"]=> string(578) "Journal Reference: Iain W. H. Oswald, Marcos A. Ojeda, Ryan J. Pobanz, Kevin A. Koby, Anthony J. Buchanan, Josh Del Rosso, Mario A. Guzman, Thomas J. Martin. Identification of a New Family of Prenylated Volatile Sulfur Compounds in Cannabis Revealed by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography. ACS Omega, 2021; 6 (47): 31667 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c04196 Cannabis sativa ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3820) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Iain W. H. Oswald, Marcos A. Ojeda, Ryan J. Pobanz, Kevin A. Koby, Anthony J. Buchanan, Josh Del Rosso, Mario A. Guzman, Thomas J. Martin. Identification of a New Family of Prenylated Volatile Sulfur Compounds in Cannabis Revealed by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography. ACS Omega, 2021; 6 (47): 31667 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c04196

Cannabis sativa L. produces more than 200 known aroma compounds. Prior studies have focused mainly on terpenoids — molecules that range in odor from fuel-like to woody, citrusy or floral. Different cannabis cultivars have diverse mixtures of these compounds that contribute to their unique aromas. However, although terpenoids are the most abundant aroma compounds in cannabis, there is little evidence that they provide the underlying skunk-like smell of many cultivars. Skunks use several VSCs in their smelly defense sprays, so Iain Oswald and colleagues suspected that there could be similar molecules in cannabis. The team decided to use sensitive analytical techniques to find out.

The researchers analyzed flowers from 13 cannabis cultivars using a custom-built 2D gas chromatography system with three different types of detectors. Then, a four-person panel ranked the pungency of the cultivars on a scale from 0 to 10. The most pungent one, called Bacio Gelato, had the highest concentration of VSCs. The team identified seven VSCs in this cultivar, some of which were also present in other cultivars. Five of the VSCs contained the prenyl functional group and had skunk-like or sulfuric aromas. One compound in particular, 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol, referred to as VSC3, was the most abundant VSC in the cultivars that the panel reported to be most pungent. This compound has previously been implicated in the flavor and aroma of “skunked beer” — beer that goes bad after being exposed to UV light.

To confirm that VSC3 was the main source of the skunk-like aroma, the team added it to a mixture of 10 other major aroma compounds from cannabis, producing a combined odor very similar to the characteristic scent of cannabis. They also detected VSC3 in cannabis concentrates, such as those used for vaping. Finally, in greenhouse experiments, the researchers determined that the prenylated VSCs increased significantly toward the end of the flowering stage of cannabis growth, reached a maximum during curing and then dropped substantially after 10 days of storage. Because the molecular structures of the VSCs resemble compounds from garlic that have anti-cancer and cardioprotective effects, the new family of prenylated odor molecules should be investigated for medicinal properties, the researchers say.

The authors do not acknowledge any external funding sources for this study. Three of the authors have filed a patent related to the findings.

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Why cannabis smells skunky

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Journal Reference:

  1. Iain W. H. Oswald, Marcos A. Ojeda, Ryan J. Pobanz, Kevin A. Koby, Anthony J. Buchanan, Josh Del Rosso, Mario A. Guzman, Thomas J. Martin. Identification of a New Family of Prenylated Volatile Sulfur Compounds in Cannabis Revealed by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography. ACS Omega, 2021; 6 (47): 31667 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c04196

Cannabis sativa L. produces more than 200 known aroma compounds. Prior studies have focused mainly on terpenoids — molecules that range in odor from fuel-like to woody, citrusy or floral. Different cannabis cultivars have diverse mixtures of these compounds that contribute to their unique aromas. However, although terpenoids are the most abundant aroma compounds in cannabis, there is little evidence that they provide the underlying skunk-like smell of many cultivars. Skunks use several VSCs in their smelly defense sprays, so Iain Oswald and colleagues suspected that there could be similar molecules in cannabis. The team decided to use sensitive analytical techniques to find out.

The researchers analyzed flowers from 13 cannabis cultivars using a custom-built 2D gas chromatography system with three different types of detectors. Then, a four-person panel ranked the pungency of the cultivars on a scale from 0 to 10. The most pungent one, called Bacio Gelato, had the highest concentration of VSCs. The team identified seven VSCs in this cultivar, some of which were also present in other cultivars. Five of the VSCs contained the prenyl functional group and had skunk-like or sulfuric aromas. One compound in particular, 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol, referred to as VSC3, was the most abundant VSC in the cultivars that the panel reported to be most pungent. This compound has previously been implicated in the flavor and aroma of “skunked beer” — beer that goes bad after being exposed to UV light.

To confirm that VSC3 was the main source of the skunk-like aroma, the team added it to a mixture of 10 other major aroma compounds from cannabis, producing a combined odor very similar to the characteristic scent of cannabis. They also detected VSC3 in cannabis concentrates, such as those used for vaping. Finally, in greenhouse experiments, the researchers determined that the prenylated VSCs increased significantly toward the end of the flowering stage of cannabis growth, reached a maximum during curing and then dropped substantially after 10 days of storage. Because the molecular structures of the VSCs resemble compounds from garlic that have anti-cancer and cardioprotective effects, the new family of prenylated odor molecules should be investigated for medicinal properties, the researchers say.

The authors do not acknowledge any external funding sources for this study. Three of the authors have filed a patent related to the findings.

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Why cannabis smells skunky

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The Grizzlies establish the new NBA record for success with greater waste by destroying the hapless Thunder. Phoenix extends the streak to 18 by beating Detroit. Toronto folds Milwaukee, devoid of Antetokounmpo

Simone Sandri

@simonesandri

The Grizzlies establish a new NBA record by overcoming the unfortunate Thunder by an incredible 73-point margin, the Bucks are knocked out in Toronto while Phoenix wins the 18th consecutive success by overtaking Detroit.

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It is useless to double check the result, it is correct. The Grizzlies (12-10) destroy the Thunder (6-16) and establish a new NBA record: the margin of 73 points is the highest in the history of the league and surpasses the previous record set by the Cavaliers (68 in a 148-80 against the Heat on December 17, 1991). Memphis was also without its best player, Ja Morant, who was out with a left knee problem. The Grizzlies shoot with an incredible 62.5% from the field and 52.8% from long range and score nine players in double figures.

Memphis: Jackson Jr. 27 (3/4, 6/7, 3/3 tl), Melton 19, Aldama 18. Rebounds: Aldama 10. Assists: Jones 9.

Oklahoma City: Dort 15 (1/2, 2/6, 7/8 tl), Mann, Jerome, Muscala 12. Rimbalzi: Muscala, Robinson Earl 5. Assist: Jerome 4.

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With Giannis Antetokounmpo as a precaution in the pits due to a muscle problem, the reigning champions are knocked out in Toronto. Milwaukee (14-9) fails to contain an excellent VanVleet, who changes gears in the fourth fraction, signs 13 of his 29 points and leads the Raptors (10-13) to success. The streak of eight consecutive victories for the Bucks comes to an end, also without Brook Lopez, who was operated on yesterday on his back. It will stay out for a long time. Siakam and rookie Barnes also did well.

Toronto: VanVleet 29 (4/7, 5/10, 6/6 tl), Siakam 20, Barnes 13. Rebounds: Trent Jr., Achiuwa, Siakam 8. Assists: VanVleet, Barnes, Siakam 4.

Milwaukee: Holiday 26 (6/14, 4/5, 2/5 tl), Middleton 22, Portis 15. Rimbalzi: Portis 11. Assist: Holiday 8.

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No Booker, no problem. Even without his best scorer Phoenix (19-3) continues the march passing the Pistons (4-18) and thus conquering the 18th consecutive success. CP3 and his companions then set a new record for the Arizona franchise. After dominating the first half, the Suns fall asleep in the third fraction, Detroit returns to the game with a 17-0 run but as soon as the home team senses the danger, it resumes playing and takes off.

Phoenix: Johnson 19 (3/5, 4/6, 1/2 tl), Payne 19 (7/13, 1/1, 2/2 tl), Bridges 18. Rimbalzi: Ayton 12. Assist: Paul 12.

Detroit: Grant 34 (8/16, 2/3, 12/14 tl), Cunningham 19, Stewart 14. Rimbalzi: Stewart 12. Assist: Cunningham 5.

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Third consecutive success for the Spurs (7-13) who get rid of the Blazers (11-12) without any major problems, without their leader Lillard. The Texan team dominated far and wide and started the credits with a 12-0 run in the middle of the last quarter. Very good performance by Forbes who gives coach Popovich 18 points in just 15 ‘from the bench.

Portland: McCollum 16 (5/12, 2/6, 0/2 tl), Powell 16 (1/7, 2/5, 8/7 tl), McLemore 11. Rimbalzi: Nurkic 7. Assist: Smith Jr. 5.

San antonio: Forbes 18 (4/4, 3/5, 1/1 tl), McDermott 16, Murray 15. Rebounds: Poeltl 9. Assists: Murray 13.

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Incredible Memphis: Wins by 73! Unstoppable suns, Bucks stop

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The Grizzlies establish the new NBA record for success with greater waste by destroying the hapless Thunder. Phoenix extends the streak to 18 by beating Detroit. Toronto folds Milwaukee, devoid of Antetokounmpo

Simone Sandri

@simonesandri

The Grizzlies establish a new NBA record by overcoming the unfortunate Thunder by an incredible 73-point margin, the Bucks are knocked out in Toronto while Phoenix wins the 18th consecutive success by overtaking Detroit.

memphis-oklahoma city 152-79

It is useless to double check the result, it is correct. The Grizzlies (12-10) destroy the Thunder (6-16) and establish a new NBA record: the margin of 73 points is the highest in the history of the league and surpasses the previous record set by the Cavaliers (68 in a 148-80 against the Heat on December 17, 1991). Memphis was also without its best player, Ja Morant, who was out with a left knee problem. The Grizzlies shoot with an incredible 62.5% from the field and 52.8% from long range and score nine players in double figures.

Memphis: Jackson Jr. 27 (3/4, 6/7, 3/3 tl), Melton 19, Aldama 18. Rebounds: Aldama 10. Assists: Jones 9.

Oklahoma City: Dort 15 (1/2, 2/6, 7/8 tl), Mann, Jerome, Muscala 12. Rimbalzi: Muscala, Robinson Earl 5. Assist: Jerome 4.

toronto-milwaukee 97-93

With Giannis Antetokounmpo as a precaution in the pits due to a muscle problem, the reigning champions are knocked out in Toronto. Milwaukee (14-9) fails to contain an excellent VanVleet, who changes gears in the fourth fraction, signs 13 of his 29 points and leads the Raptors (10-13) to success. The streak of eight consecutive victories for the Bucks comes to an end, also without Brook Lopez, who was operated on yesterday on his back. It will stay out for a long time. Siakam and rookie Barnes also did well.

Toronto: VanVleet 29 (4/7, 5/10, 6/6 tl), Siakam 20, Barnes 13. Rebounds: Trent Jr., Achiuwa, Siakam 8. Assists: VanVleet, Barnes, Siakam 4.

Milwaukee: Holiday 26 (6/14, 4/5, 2/5 tl), Middleton 22, Portis 15. Rimbalzi: Portis 11. Assist: Holiday 8.

phoenix-detroit 114-103

No Booker, no problem. Even without his best scorer Phoenix (19-3) continues the march passing the Pistons (4-18) and thus conquering the 18th consecutive success. CP3 and his companions then set a new record for the Arizona franchise. After dominating the first half, the Suns fall asleep in the third fraction, Detroit returns to the game with a 17-0 run but as soon as the home team senses the danger, it resumes playing and takes off.

Phoenix: Johnson 19 (3/5, 4/6, 1/2 tl), Payne 19 (7/13, 1/1, 2/2 tl), Bridges 18. Rimbalzi: Ayton 12. Assist: Paul 12.

Detroit: Grant 34 (8/16, 2/3, 12/14 tl), Cunningham 19, Stewart 14. Rimbalzi: Stewart 12. Assist: Cunningham 5.

portland-san antonio 83-114

Third consecutive success for the Spurs (7-13) who get rid of the Blazers (11-12) without any major problems, without their leader Lillard. The Texan team dominated far and wide and started the credits with a 12-0 run in the middle of the last quarter. Very good performance by Forbes who gives coach Popovich 18 points in just 15 ‘from the bench.

Portland: McCollum 16 (5/12, 2/6, 0/2 tl), Powell 16 (1/7, 2/5, 8/7 tl), McLemore 11. Rimbalzi: Nurkic 7. Assist: Smith Jr. 5.

San antonio: Forbes 18 (4/4, 3/5, 1/1 tl), McDermott 16, Murray 15. Rebounds: Poeltl 9. Assists: Murray 13.

We would like to say thanks to the author of this short article for this remarkable web content

Incredible Memphis: Wins by 73! Unstoppable suns, Bucks stop

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The Bundeswehr says goodbye to Chancellor Angela Merkel with a big tattoo. A dictator sees this as a sign of dictatorship

+++ 11.00 a.m .: In response to Angela Merkel’s big tattoo, Nayib Bukele, authoritative President of El Salvador, has described Germany as a “dictatorship”. “The uniforms, the flaming torches, the colors, the helmets … 16 years in power,” wrote the head of state on Twitter on Thursday evening. Then Bukele teased: “But El Salvador is the dictatorship.”

In the past, Bukele described himself as the “coolest dictator” in the world. International observers warn of Bukele’s authoritarian system and style. “Bukele has practically declared the hunt for independent journalists, lawyers, human rights activists and anyone who has dared to criticize him or the policies of his government to be open,” Amnesty International said on Wednesday (01.12.2021) according to dpa.

Uniforms and torches: The Bundeswehr marches in front of the Reichstag for the Great Zapfenstreich.

© Michael Kappeler / dpa

Big tattoo for Merkel: outrage over ZDF breakdown during the national anthem

Update from December 3rd, 2021, 7.45 a.m .: During the big tattoo there was a breakdown during the ZDF broadcast. As the news portal T-Online.de reports, the voice of the moderator Bettina Schausten could be heard from off during the national anthem. “Dear ZDF, that was underground. Moderators chattering into the ceremony, moderators whispering in prayer and hymn, with questions like ‘Wolfgang, how long have we got?’ – are you still okay? “, outraged a user on Twitter. Another user writes: “ZDF nicely chatted into the hymn. And there is constant whispering in the background. Then close the mics completely when you have nothing useful to say other than asking how long the tattoo will go on. Embarrassing for a radio company. “

While the national anthem was being played, the ZDF broadcast broke down.

© Odd Andersen / dpa

However, this is not the only faux pas that ZDF is accused of: “Sorry, but how can you, as deputy editor-in-chief of ZDF, screw up such a big thing as the #Zapfenstreich? Constant whispering, chatting into the hymn, 60 instead of 16 years in office. ”

The ZDF responded: “Small explanation: Wolfgang was sitting in the OB van and was the ‘man on the ear” of Bettina Schausten. We apologize for the fact that the moderator’s question was heard on ZDF. Of course it wasn’t intended. “

No tears for the big tattoo: Angela Merkel appeals to respect, solidarity and trust

Angela Merkel called for a respectful togetherness, international cooperation and optimism. “I would like to encourage people to continue to see the world through the eyes of the other,” said Merkel in her speech in the run-up to the big tattoo. “Our democracy thrives on the ability to critically examine and correct oneself,” Merkel continued. “It lives from the constant balance of interests and from respect for one another. It lives from solidarity and trust. ”It is also about“ trusting facts ”.

Then the outgoing Chancellor listened to the sounds of the GDR hit “You forgot the color film” by Nina Hagen, the chanson “For me it should rain red roses” by Hildegard Knef and the hymn “Great God, we praise you”.

The outgoing Chancellor was largely unmoved, only closed her eyes for the final prayer and appeared to some observers: inside a little emotional. Then Merkel took a rose from the street that had been built for her and gave another one to her defense minister and hapless short-term successor at the top of the CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Read the most important moments of the big tattoo here in the live ticker.

No tears for the big tattoo: Angela Merkel is giving away rose

+++ 8:07 p.m .: Angela Merkel takes note of the roaring applause and grins a little. Merkel takes one from the bouquet of red roses and gives another to her companion Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

+++ 8:03 p.m .: Kai Beinke, Lieutenant Colonel of the Guard Battalion of the Bundeswehr, orders the withdrawal, the big tattoo for Angela Merkel is drawing to a close, just like the second longest term of office of a head of government in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Angela Merkel waves goodbye: After 16 years her chancellorship ends an era in German politics.

© Odd Andersen / dpa

+++ 8.00 p.m .: The prayer is followed by other flute, trumpet and drum sounds, they follow a ritualized sequence. Then the music corps of the Bundeswehr presents the rifle to the national anthem.

+++ 19.55 p.m .: The command “helmet off to prayer” follows. Angela Merkel closes her eyes.

Big tattoo: No tears for Angela Merkel

+++ 7.49 p.m .: Flute and drum sounds follow, while the soon-to-be-former Chancellor looks into the faces of the torchbearers on the podium in front of the Reichstag building. Katja Thorwarth dedicated one of her columns to the effect of the scenery when she said goodbye to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

+++ 7.41 p.m .: This is followed by the hymn “Great God we praise you”. Angela Merkel remains true to herself. While her predecessor Gerhard Schröder shed tears to the sound of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, the outgoing Chancellor stoically acknowledges her honor.

Big tattoo: Hildegard Knef and Nina Hagen for Angela Merkel

+++ 7.40 p.m .: Now it is getting melancholy: The music corps of the Bundeswehr plays “For me it should rain red roses” by Hildegard Knef. And so slowly it happens that an era ends. 16 years in which children and young people in the country never saw another female chancellor. You will now be allowed to get used to a new face in the Chancellery.

+++ 19:37: The music corps of the Bundeswehr plays “You forgot the color film” by Nina Hagen. Angela Merkel listens reverently to the sounds of marching music.

+++ 19.35 p.m .: The big tattoo begins, the music corps of the Bundeswehr plays the Yorckscher March. Angela Merkel receives “Big tattoo in your honor” and receives a certificate from the Ministry of Defense.

Update from December 2nd, 2021, 6:07 p.m .: Why did Angela Merkel want the GDR hit “You forgot the color film” from Nina Hagen for her big tattoo? Because the song was a “very popular song, especially among young people,” when she was young, the Chancellor said. A reason as sober as Merkel’s administration over the past 16 years.

Angela Merkel listens to the sounds of the Bundeswehr music corps.

© Odd Andersen / dpa

First report from November 30th, 2021, 3:19 p.m .: Berlin – Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is currently in the last legs of her term of office. Even before her official farewell, she will be adopted by the German armed forces on Thursday evening (December 2nd, 2021) with the most solemn ceremony that there is in the Bundeswehr, the Great Zapfenstreich.

Unlike in the past, according to government spokesman Steffen Seibert, the ceremony will take place without a reception and with a significantly lower number of guests. Of the Corona– Due to the pandemic, the Chancellor will leave the Ministry of Defense, where the procedure will take place, immediately afterwards. According to the Ministry of Defense, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is expected as a guest of honor.

Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to see a GDR punk hit at Zapfenstreich

The big tattoo will begin at 7.30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, the Berlin office of the ministry. Merkel will give a short speech beforehand. ZDF will broadcast the event live on television. According to a report in Der Spiegel, Merkel chose Hildegard Knef’s title “For me it should rain red roses” for the big tattoo.

In addition to the hymn “Great God, we praise you”, the staff music corps of the Bundeswehr is also rehearsing the song “You forgot the color film”, with which the punk singer Nina Hagen landed a hit in the GDR in 1974. Seibert did not want to comment on the choice of music.

Corona pandemic: the event takes place “in strict compliance with the applicable regulations”

Spiegel also reports that around 200 guests have been invited. These include Merkel’s companions and the 52 federal ministers from her time in government. According to current plans, the Chancellor will do the ceremony while sitting.

Tattoo on TV

So you can see the farewell to Angela Merkel on TV and live stream

Due to the corona pandemic, the event will take place “with the strictest observance of the applicable regulations,” as a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense announced. The main thing is that the soldiers have to keep the distance to the visitors. There is a 2G-plus regulation for the event – whoever wants to participate must be vaccinated or recovered and have a test.

Angela Merkel receives the greatest honor for a civilian from the Bundeswehr

The great tattoo is considered to be the highest honor a civil person can be bestowed by the German armed forces. In addition to Federal Chancellors, Federal Presidents and Defense Ministers are also honored with this custom when they pass. The origins of the ceremony go back to the 16th century. The ceremony, which consists of a parade and several pieces of music (including the national anthem), always takes place in the evening and ends with the march out. Torches are also part of the ceremony. (Lukas Zigo / Mikro Schmid with AFP / dpa)

List of rubric lists: © Michael Kappeler / dpa

We would love to thank the writer of this write-up for this outstanding material

Big tattoo for Angela Merkel: “Coolest dictator” calls Germany “dictatorship”

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The Bundeswehr says goodbye to Chancellor Angela Merkel with a big tattoo. A dictator sees this as a sign of dictatorship

+++ 11.00 a.m .: In response to Angela Merkel’s big tattoo, Nayib Bukele, authoritative President of El Salvador, has described Germany as a “dictatorship”. “The uniforms, the flaming torches, the colors, the helmets … 16 years in power,” wrote the head of state on Twitter on Thursday evening. Then Bukele teased: “But El Salvador is the dictatorship.”

In the past, Bukele described himself as the “coolest dictator” in the world. International observers warn of Bukele’s authoritarian system and style. “Bukele has practically declared the hunt for independent journalists, lawyers, human rights activists and anyone who has dared to criticize him or the policies of his government to be open,” Amnesty International said on Wednesday (01.12.2021) according to dpa.

Uniforms and torches: The Bundeswehr marches in front of the Reichstag for the Great Zapfenstreich.

© Michael Kappeler / dpa

Big tattoo for Merkel: outrage over ZDF breakdown during the national anthem

Update from December 3rd, 2021, 7.45 a.m .: During the big tattoo there was a breakdown during the ZDF broadcast. As the news portal T-Online.de reports, the voice of the moderator Bettina Schausten could be heard from off during the national anthem. “Dear ZDF, that was underground. Moderators chattering into the ceremony, moderators whispering in prayer and hymn, with questions like ‘Wolfgang, how long have we got?’ – are you still okay? “, outraged a user on Twitter. Another user writes: “ZDF nicely chatted into the hymn. And there is constant whispering in the background. Then close the mics completely when you have nothing useful to say other than asking how long the tattoo will go on. Embarrassing for a radio company. “

While the national anthem was being played, the ZDF broadcast broke down.

© Odd Andersen / dpa

However, this is not the only faux pas that ZDF is accused of: “Sorry, but how can you, as deputy editor-in-chief of ZDF, screw up such a big thing as the #Zapfenstreich? Constant whispering, chatting into the hymn, 60 instead of 16 years in office. ”

The ZDF responded: “Small explanation: Wolfgang was sitting in the OB van and was the ‘man on the ear” of Bettina Schausten. We apologize for the fact that the moderator’s question was heard on ZDF. Of course it wasn’t intended. “

No tears for the big tattoo: Angela Merkel appeals to respect, solidarity and trust

Angela Merkel called for a respectful togetherness, international cooperation and optimism. “I would like to encourage people to continue to see the world through the eyes of the other,” said Merkel in her speech in the run-up to the big tattoo. “Our democracy thrives on the ability to critically examine and correct oneself,” Merkel continued. “It lives from the constant balance of interests and from respect for one another. It lives from solidarity and trust. ”It is also about“ trusting facts ”.

Then the outgoing Chancellor listened to the sounds of the GDR hit “You forgot the color film” by Nina Hagen, the chanson “For me it should rain red roses” by Hildegard Knef and the hymn “Great God, we praise you”.

The outgoing Chancellor was largely unmoved, only closed her eyes for the final prayer and appeared to some observers: inside a little emotional. Then Merkel took a rose from the street that had been built for her and gave another one to her defense minister and hapless short-term successor at the top of the CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Read the most important moments of the big tattoo here in the live ticker.

No tears for the big tattoo: Angela Merkel is giving away rose

+++ 8:07 p.m .: Angela Merkel takes note of the roaring applause and grins a little. Merkel takes one from the bouquet of red roses and gives another to her companion Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

+++ 8:03 p.m .: Kai Beinke, Lieutenant Colonel of the Guard Battalion of the Bundeswehr, orders the withdrawal, the big tattoo for Angela Merkel is drawing to a close, just like the second longest term of office of a head of government in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Angela Merkel waves goodbye: After 16 years her chancellorship ends an era in German politics.

© Odd Andersen / dpa

+++ 8.00 p.m .: The prayer is followed by other flute, trumpet and drum sounds, they follow a ritualized sequence. Then the music corps of the Bundeswehr presents the rifle to the national anthem.

+++ 19.55 p.m .: The command “helmet off to prayer” follows. Angela Merkel closes her eyes.

Big tattoo: No tears for Angela Merkel

+++ 7.49 p.m .: Flute and drum sounds follow, while the soon-to-be-former Chancellor looks into the faces of the torchbearers on the podium in front of the Reichstag building. Katja Thorwarth dedicated one of her columns to the effect of the scenery when she said goodbye to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

+++ 7.41 p.m .: This is followed by the hymn “Great God we praise you”. Angela Merkel remains true to herself. While her predecessor Gerhard Schröder shed tears to the sound of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, the outgoing Chancellor stoically acknowledges her honor.

Big tattoo: Hildegard Knef and Nina Hagen for Angela Merkel

+++ 7.40 p.m .: Now it is getting melancholy: The music corps of the Bundeswehr plays “For me it should rain red roses” by Hildegard Knef. And so slowly it happens that an era ends. 16 years in which children and young people in the country never saw another female chancellor. You will now be allowed to get used to a new face in the Chancellery.

+++ 19:37: The music corps of the Bundeswehr plays “You forgot the color film” by Nina Hagen. Angela Merkel listens reverently to the sounds of marching music.

+++ 19.35 p.m .: The big tattoo begins, the music corps of the Bundeswehr plays the Yorckscher March. Angela Merkel receives “Big tattoo in your honor” and receives a certificate from the Ministry of Defense.

Update from December 2nd, 2021, 6:07 p.m .: Why did Angela Merkel want the GDR hit “You forgot the color film” from Nina Hagen for her big tattoo? Because the song was a “very popular song, especially among young people,” when she was young, the Chancellor said. A reason as sober as Merkel’s administration over the past 16 years.

Angela Merkel listens to the sounds of the Bundeswehr music corps.

© Odd Andersen / dpa

First report from November 30th, 2021, 3:19 p.m .: Berlin – Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is currently in the last legs of her term of office. Even before her official farewell, she will be adopted by the German armed forces on Thursday evening (December 2nd, 2021) with the most solemn ceremony that there is in the Bundeswehr, the Great Zapfenstreich.

Unlike in the past, according to government spokesman Steffen Seibert, the ceremony will take place without a reception and with a significantly lower number of guests. Of the Corona– Due to the pandemic, the Chancellor will leave the Ministry of Defense, where the procedure will take place, immediately afterwards. According to the Ministry of Defense, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is expected as a guest of honor.

Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to see a GDR punk hit at Zapfenstreich

The big tattoo will begin at 7.30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, the Berlin office of the ministry. Merkel will give a short speech beforehand. ZDF will broadcast the event live on television. According to a report in Der Spiegel, Merkel chose Hildegard Knef’s title “For me it should rain red roses” for the big tattoo.

In addition to the hymn “Great God, we praise you”, the staff music corps of the Bundeswehr is also rehearsing the song “You forgot the color film”, with which the punk singer Nina Hagen landed a hit in the GDR in 1974. Seibert did not want to comment on the choice of music.

Corona pandemic: the event takes place “in strict compliance with the applicable regulations”

Spiegel also reports that around 200 guests have been invited. These include Merkel’s companions and the 52 federal ministers from her time in government. According to current plans, the Chancellor will do the ceremony while sitting.

Tattoo on TV

So you can see the farewell to Angela Merkel on TV and live stream

Due to the corona pandemic, the event will take place “with the strictest observance of the applicable regulations,” as a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense announced. The main thing is that the soldiers have to keep the distance to the visitors. There is a 2G-plus regulation for the event – whoever wants to participate must be vaccinated or recovered and have a test.

Angela Merkel receives the greatest honor for a civilian from the Bundeswehr

The great tattoo is considered to be the highest honor a civil person can be bestowed by the German armed forces. In addition to Federal Chancellors, Federal Presidents and Defense Ministers are also honored with this custom when they pass. The origins of the ceremony go back to the 16th century. The ceremony, which consists of a parade and several pieces of music (including the national anthem), always takes place in the evening and ends with the march out. Torches are also part of the ceremony. (Lukas Zigo / Mikro Schmid with AFP / dpa)

List of rubric lists: © Michael Kappeler / dpa

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638527175) } [9]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(107) "“Some of my lectures had to be protected by security guards”: British universities facing gender battle" ["link"]=> string(137) "https://redhatbeauty.com/world-news/some-of-my-lectures-had-to-be-protected-by-security-guards-british-universities-facing-gender-battle/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Perer Hallot" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Fri, 03 Dec 2021 10:10:57 +0000" ["category"]=> string(78) "World NewsbattleBritishfacinggenderguardslecturesprotectedsecurityuniversities" ["guid"]=> string(32) "https://redhatbeauty.com/?p=8116" ["description"]=> string(815) "By Cécile Ducourtieux Posted today at 02:12, updated at 08:07 Reserved for our subscribers InvestigationIn the United Kingdom, professors and intellectuals are alarmed at threats to freedom of expression, in particular with regard to questions of sex and gender, sources of deep tension between some feminists and trans activists. Kathleen Stock looks tired. Dressed in ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5115) "
By Cécile Ducourtieux

Posted today at 02:12, updated at 08:07

Kathleen Stock looks tired. Dressed in a plaid shirt over a T-shirt, disheveled hair, she apologizes for being late. For the past few days, she has been experiencing a media and emotional whirlwind, but her voice remains firm for this video meeting from her home, somewhere in the south of England. “I was angry, but I’m not anymore; I’m just relieved. I couldn’t stay in college anymore, I knew the harassment was going to continue. ” The 49-year-old scholar and writer has been a celebrity in the UK since October 28 and her resignation from the University of Sussex, where she had spent seventeen years teaching philosophy.

The explanation for his departure? The pressure, which has become too intense, from students and colleagues who have been clamoring for his head for three years because of his views on sex and gender. For Kathleen Stock, biological sex is an inalienable reality. She therefore criticizes the activists, very present on social networks, convinced, for their part, that gender prevails over sex: according to them, a transgender woman is literally a woman, even if she still has the genitals of a man. , and pretend it is not is to deny his identity.

The philosopher warns about the supposed dangers of these assertions. “Sex is not just something in your head, it is a biological reality, with medical or sports implications”, she insists. Not to mention that women, to hear it, need to be protected from possible sexual assault, in reserved spaces (changing rooms, toilets, prisons), and that it is therefore not possible for them to share such places, without discernment, with all the people declaring themselves to be women even if, in his eyes, they are not biologically so. His ideas, “Completely common in other countries », According to Kathleen Stock, she has been accused of transphobia on social networks and on the Sussex campus in Brighton, in the south of England. An accusation that she fiercely rejects: “I’m just asking to debate in a respectful manner. “

This confrontation between promoters of gender identity and feminists “critics of the genre” exploded in the media sphere in 2020. At the heart of the turmoil: the British writer JK Rowling, creator of the saga Harry Potter. She was taken to task for joking, in reaction to an article that spoke of “People who have periods” : “I’m sure there was a word to qualify these people, can anyone help me?” “, then for insisting on the importance of not “Erase the concept of sex” for the benefit of the genre.

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“Some of my lectures had to be protected by security guards”: British universities facing gender battle

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By Cécile Ducourtieux

Posted today at 02:12, updated at 08:07

Kathleen Stock looks tired. Dressed in a plaid shirt over a T-shirt, disheveled hair, she apologizes for being late. For the past few days, she has been experiencing a media and emotional whirlwind, but her voice remains firm for this video meeting from her home, somewhere in the south of England. “I was angry, but I’m not anymore; I’m just relieved. I couldn’t stay in college anymore, I knew the harassment was going to continue. ” The 49-year-old scholar and writer has been a celebrity in the UK since October 28 and her resignation from the University of Sussex, where she had spent seventeen years teaching philosophy.

The explanation for his departure? The pressure, which has become too intense, from students and colleagues who have been clamoring for his head for three years because of his views on sex and gender. For Kathleen Stock, biological sex is an inalienable reality. She therefore criticizes the activists, very present on social networks, convinced, for their part, that gender prevails over sex: according to them, a transgender woman is literally a woman, even if she still has the genitals of a man. , and pretend it is not is to deny his identity.

The philosopher warns about the supposed dangers of these assertions. “Sex is not just something in your head, it is a biological reality, with medical or sports implications”, she insists. Not to mention that women, to hear it, need to be protected from possible sexual assault, in reserved spaces (changing rooms, toilets, prisons), and that it is therefore not possible for them to share such places, without discernment, with all the people declaring themselves to be women even if, in his eyes, they are not biologically so. His ideas, “Completely common in other countries », According to Kathleen Stock, she has been accused of transphobia on social networks and on the Sussex campus in Brighton, in the south of England. An accusation that she fiercely rejects: “I’m just asking to debate in a respectful manner. “

This confrontation between promoters of gender identity and feminists “critics of the genre” exploded in the media sphere in 2020. At the heart of the turmoil: the British writer JK Rowling, creator of the saga Harry Potter. She was taken to task for joking, in reaction to an article that spoke of “People who have periods” : “I’m sure there was a word to qualify these people, can anyone help me?” “, then for insisting on the importance of not “Erase the concept of sex” for the benefit of the genre.

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“Some of my lectures had to be protected by security guards”: British universities facing gender battle

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