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Coffee man by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak on Flickr.

Coffee man.

Yazidi are highly hierarchized, there are very specific functions for many members, system that reminds some secret society, or a Sufi tariqa where serving is a way of spiritual development.

This man has one role only, walks around Lalish, distributes strong coffee and collects donations.

Yazidi gathering in Lalish, north Iraq.

Interesting, ey?

F1 drivers dreaming of matching Hulkenberg's Le Mans success

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Nico Hulkenberg’s triumph in the 24 Hours Le Mans last weekend has made other Formula One drivers dream of taking part.

Hulkenberg, driving this week for Force India at the Austrian Grand Prix, was among the trio of drivers who helped Porsche seal a record 17th Le Mans when he took the checkered flag.

The German won the race at his first attempt, and became the first active F1 driver to win since Britain’s Johnny Herbert in 1991.

“It was quite amazing. A very intense and long week. I flew from (the Canadian GP) to Paris, and then straight to Le Mans,” Hulkenberg said. “But to come there, first attempt, and to win it with my team and my teammates has just been incredible.”

Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, two-time F1 champ Fernando Alonso, and Daniel Ricciardo have expressed strong interest in following in Hulkenberg’s footsteps.

“All of us are a little bit jealous. He made it look easy, and this is good for us as he made us F1 drivers look very good,” Vettel said. “Massive respect to him. Being capable of doing anything on the side, and doing it so well, and even winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans is an extraordinary achievement.”

Alonso said he had a chance to compete against Hulkenberg in Le Mans, and the Spaniard hopes another chance comes again.

“Yes, I considered to race in Le Mans,” the McLaren driver said. “So maybe next year.”

Ricciardo, who won three races for Red Bull last season, was up long into the night watching the race.

“I watched quite a lot of it actually, about 18 hours,” the Australian driver said. “It’s nice to have a weekend off, but when I was watching it I was obviously thinking it would be nice to be racing as well … like they did in the old days, drivers jumping from categories.”

F1 leader Lewis Hamilton had no intention of taking part, however.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen Le Mans,” the British driver said. “It’s not been something I’ve ever wanted to do.”

His Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg replied curtly, “No, not really,” when asked if he would consider it.

Hulkenberg’s Le Mans success comes at a delicate time for F1, which is facing a lot of criticism.

Since changes to engine rules, the deafeningly loud roar that was once the trademark of the series has gone. There is an over-reliance on technology, much less overtaking, and more emphasis on saving tires, coasting, and fuel loads than aggressive racing.

The concerns were such that, at last month’s Monaco GP, drivers launched an extensive survey in 12 languages as part of increased efforts to make the series more exciting by seeking input from alienated fans.

“The championship itself and Formula One itself is not in great shape,” said former F1 driver Mark Webber, who was runner-up for Porsche at Le Mans last weekend. “All the drivers that I’m talking with, we’re disappointed with what’s going on with the cars, the lap times, it’s just not stimulating.”

Webber, who finished third overall in F1 three times driving for Red Bull, said in an interview released by Red Bull that F1 has “got many, many, many things wrong,” and has become “a sniff too artificial.”

More changes are due in 2017, and rule-makers hope to have cars going five seconds quicker per lap.

“There’s a lot of questions to be answered, and they need to act fast on getting the fans engaged again,” Webber said. “They’ve dulled it down.”

Vettel hinted that Le Mans may be more testing than F1.

“As racing drivers, that’s what we’re after, to push every single lap and for a long time,” he said. “So, might be something in the future to think about.”

Djokovic poursuit son parcours sans faute à Wimbledon

par Quentin Migliarini (iDalgo)
Plus convaincant que lors de son entrée en lice, Novak Djokovic a facilement disposé, en trois sets (6/4, 6/2, 6/3), de Jarkko Nieminen au deuxième tour du tournoi de Wimbledon. Pourtant, ce mercredi, le Serbe prend d'abord un faux départ (0/2) avant de se ressaisir et subtiliser le service de son adversaire à deux reprises (6/3). Par la suite, le “Djoker” récite sa partition à la perfection et remporte aisément les deux manches suivantes (6/2, 6/3). Bernard Tomic, vainqueur de Pierre-Hugues Herbert, l'attend pour une place en 1/8ème de finale.

Sau Bộ Tài chính, EVN lên tiếng về hóa điện điện tăng vọt

(VTC News) – Trong buổi giao ban thường kỳ 6 tháng đầu năm của Bộ Công Thương diễn ra sáng 1/7 tại Hà Nội, EVN đã lên tiếng về hóa đơn tiền điện tăng vọt.

Trong buổi giao ban thường kỳ 6 tháng đầu năm của Bộ Công Thương diễn ra sáng ngày 1/7 tại Hà Nội, Tập đoàn Điện lực Việt  Nam (EVN) đã lên tiếng về việc hóa đơn tiền điện tăng vọt. Như vậy, EVN chính thức giải thích sự cố chỉ 1 ngày sau khi Bộ Tài chính khẳng định trách nhiệm thuộc về ngành điện.

Cụ thể, ông Nguyễn Tài Anh, Phó tổng Giám đốc EVN cho biết EVN sẽ tạo điều kiện cho khách hàng kiểm soát việc ghi công tơ hàng tháng. Việc làm này nhằm đảm bảo tính công khai minh bạch trong hoạt động này.

Liên quan đến biểu tính giá điện lũy tiến do Bộ Công Thương ban hành, ông Tài Anh cho biết biểu tính giá này được đưa ra và căn cứ trên quy định pháp luật, cũng như chủ trương chính sách của Bộ Công Thương.

Do đó, trước những phản hồi của dư luận và các chuyên gia liên quan đến biểu tính giá điện mới, khiến cho giá điện tăng cao, đại diện EVN cho biết đã và đang giải thích cho khách hàng.

Trước đó, đại diện Cục quản lý giá (Bộ Tài chính) khẳng định nếu có sai sót trong việc ghi số điện thì ngành điện phải kiểm tra và xử lý.  Còn nếu cách tính giá điện theo lũy kế bậc thang có vấn đề bất hợp lý thì Bộ Tài chính sẽ phối hợp Bộ Công thương nghiên cứu, xem xét.

Tại buổi giao ban, Bộ Công Thương cho biết trong 6 tháng đầu năm 2015 tình hình sản xuất, cung cấp điện khá ổn định, đáp ứng đủ nhu cầu điện cho đất nước. Hệ thống điện được vận hành đạt hiệu quả kinh tế, khai thác tối đa nguồn nhiệt điện than, huy động các nguồn nhiệt điện dầu phục vụ công tác lưới, chống quá tải, giữ điện áp.

Thanh Hà

F1 drivers dreaming of matching Hulkenberg's Le Mans success

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Nico Hulkenberg’s exploit in winning the 24 Hours Le Mans last weekend has made other Formula One drivers dream of taking part.

Hulkenberg, driving this week for Force India at the Austrian Grand Prix, was among the trio of drivers who helped Porsche seal a record 17th Le Mans when he took the checkered flag last weekend.

The German won the race at his first attempt, and became the first active F1 driver to win since Britain’s Johnny Herbert in 1991.

Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, two-time F1 champ Fernando Alonso, and Daniel Ricciardo have expressed strong interest in following in Hulkenberg’s footsteps.

But not Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, who are 1-2 in the F1 championship after seven races.

Canicule : plus de 600 000 foyers privés d'électricité dans l’Ouest de la France

Plus de 600 000 foyers ont été privés d'électricité mardi 30 juin dans la soirée en Bretagne mais surtout dans les Pays de la Loire où 4 à 500 000 foyers étaient encore impactés après minuit, a indiqué Réseau transport électricité (RTE).

La première coupure a eu lieu après un incident au poste de transformation électrique de Rance, en Ille-et-Vilaine, touchant 110 000 foyers près de Saint-Malo, puis une deuxième à au poste de transformation électrique de Theix, dans le Morbihan, plongeant 25 000 habitants de Vannes et ses environs dans le noir.

Retour à la normal prévu dans la nuit

A Vannes la situation est revenue à la normale et à Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine) la moitié des clients EDF impactés étaient de nouveau raccordés peu après minuit après la mobilisation d'équipes de renforts de RTE. Un incendie s'est déclaré près de la centrale électrique de Cordemais (Loire-Atlantique), rapidement éteint par les sapeurs-pompiers mais causant déjà quelques coupures, avant un second incident à Cheviré (Loire-Atlantique), a indiqué à l'AFP le délégué RTE pour l'Ouest, Didier Bény. En tout 4 à 500 000 foyers sont privés d'électricité, du sud de Nantes à la Vendée en passant par la côte, comme à Pornic, selon le délégué.

Les coupures de Saint-Malo, Vannes et Cheviré auraient pour cause « des incidents sur des appareils de mesure » qui n'auraient pas supporté les fortes variations de températures entre mardi matin et mardi soir, a expliqué M. Bény. Il a précisé que la situation devrait revenir à la normale dans les Pays de la Loire dans la nuit.
 

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Child abuse victim undergo intestinal surgery today

<p>KOTA BARU: The five-year-old girl who was seriously injured, believed to have been abused, underwent intestinal surgery today.</p>
<p>Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZII) director Datuk Dr Ghazali Hasni Md Hassan said the surgery was necessary as the girl’s intestine was twisted.</p>
<p>“She was brought into the operating theatre at 10.30 am and the surgery was completed in an hour.</p>
<p>“Her condition is stable and she will not be able to eat anything for now until the intestine is healed,” he told a media conference at his office today.</p>
<p>Also present was Kelantan Social Welfare Department director Mohamad Hanafi Maulud and deputy director, Norazaman Ab Manaf.</p>
<p>Ghazali said the girl was being given intensive care and not allowed to have visitors, including family members and the media, except her mother.</p>
<p>On the condition of her rib, which was fractured, he said it would take three to six months to heal depending on her health condition.</p>
<p>He said a CT scan was conducted on the girl and no injury of the internal organ was detected.</p>
<p>The girl, allegedly abused in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas, was found to have 10 broken bones, in the ribs, backbone and right shoulder, and a dislocated hip. </p>
<p>She was also said to be suffering from pneumonia, severe trauma and bruises on the chest, abdomen and back.</p>
<p>The girl was found by her 28-year-old mother in a weak condition with bruises and scars on her body and a wound on her head and was hunched, apparently due to the broken backbone. </p>
<p>She is now placed under the care of the Social Welfare Department</p>
<p>Meanwhile, police have detained the girl’s father and her stepmother, who are now in remand to facilitate investigation. –Bernama</p>

Juhi Chawla overwhelmed with 'Chalk N Duster' co-star Shabana Azmi

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla has definitely become a fan of Shabana Azmi after she got an opportunity to work with the renowned actress in her upcoming film ‘Chalk N Duster’.
Speaking at an event in Mumbai where she facilitated by a leading Hindi daily for her contribution to Indian cinema, the 47-year-old actress said, “I was quite overwhelmed with Shabana and was awestruck by her personality”.
The 'My Brother Nikhil’ star added that the she learned lot of things the way Shabana works on her role.
Bollywood versatile actress Vidya Balan was also honored at the event for her contribution to Indian cinema in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. (ANI)

Hintergrund: Das Unternehmen Air Products

Quentin Fallavier (dpa) - Der 1940 gegründete US-Chemiekonzern Air Products stellt Industriegase für den Energiesektor, die Medizin, die Lebensmittelindustrie und weitere Branchen her.

Zu den Produkten gehören neben Sauerstoff, Stickstoff, Wasserstoff, Helium, Argon und Schweißgasen auch medizinische und Spezialgase. Neben dem Hauptsitz Allentown im US-Staat Pennsylvania hat das Unternehmen rund 750 Fertigungsstätten und Niederlassungen in mehr als 40 Ländern, darunter in Hattingen (Nordrhein-Westfalen).

2014 erzielte Air Products nach Unternehmensangaben mit 21 200 Mitarbeitern einen Umsatz von 10,4 Milliarden US-Dollar (rund 8,6 Mrd. Euro).

مبعوث الأمم المتحدة: اليمن على حافة المجاعة

أدت الاشتباكات إلى نشوء أزمة إنسانية حادة

حذر مبعوث الأمم المتحدة الخاص لليمن إسماعيل ود شيخ أحمد من أن اليمن بات على حافة المجاعة، وأن 31 مليون شخص بحاجة إلى إغاثة إنسانية، مقارنة بسبعة ملايين كانوا بحاجة قبل سنتين.

وقال المبعوث للصحفيين بعد تقديمه تقريرا لمجلس الأمن الدولي في جلسة مغلقة إن جميع الأطراف المتنازعة في اليمن مسؤولة عن الوضع الذي آل إليه، والذي سيزداد سوءا ما لم يجر التوصل إلى وقف حقيقي لإطلاق النار.

وقد تفاقمت الأزمة الإنسانية في اليمن مع التصعيد العسكري على الأرض، وقتل 100 شخص نتيجة الاشتباكات والغارات السعودية الأربعاء.

وأصبح عشرون مليون يمني يعانون من عدم توفر مياه الشرب، ونزح مليون شخص عن أماكن سكنهم نتيجة النزاع المسلح.

وأدى حصار الموانئ اليمنية إلى تعذر وصول مواد الإغاثة، لكن منظمة الصليب الأحمر قالت إن سفينة تحمل ألف طن من المواد الغذائية وثلاثة مولدات كهربائية كبيرة قد رست في ميناء الحديدة الأربعاء.

ميدانيا اندلعت الاشتباكات في مدن إب وصعدة وعدن وتعز ومأرب في ساعات فجر الأربعاء، ما أدى إلى مقتل مئة شخص، بينهم العديد من المدنيين، حسب مسؤولين يمنيين.

وفي عدن سقطت عشرات القذائف في أحياء مكتظة بالسكان، بينما سقطت قذائف مدفعية في مدينة تعز.

ألحقت الاشتباكات والغارات الجوية دمارا واسعا بالأحياء السكنية

وقالت وزارة الداخلية التي يسيطر عليها الحوثيون إن 20 شخصا قتلوا نتيجة الغارات السعودية.

وقال المبعوث الأممي إنه بالرغم من الفشل في التوصل إلى اتفاقية إلا أن الطرفين يبديان بوادر تعاون بناء مما أدى إلى الوصول إلى حالة يمكن الاعتماد عليها في التوصل إلى اتفاق لوقف إطلاق النار وانسحاب للمسلحين.

ودعا ود شيخ أحمد إلى هدنة إنسانية خلال شهر رمضان كخطوة أولى في طريق التوصل إلى وقف دائم لإطلاق النار، وقال إن العمانيين يحاولون المساعدة في تسهيل الوساطة الأممية.

Chile vinder dramatisk Copa America-kvartfinale
Chile er efter en dramatisk kamp mod Uruguay klar til semifinalen ved Copa America.Natten til torsdag vandt turneringens værter på Estadio Nacional i Santiago 1-0 på det mål, som Mauricio Isla på Jorge Valdivias oplæg lavede i det 81. minut.Men det er ikke denne aktion, som kampen vil blive husket for: Kampen var ualmindeligt hårdt spillet, og undervejs fik Uruguay udvist spillerne Edinson Cavani og Jorge Fucile samt træner Oscar Tabarez.

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La police néerlandaise menace de bloquer le Tour de France
LE SCAN SPORT - Le départ du Tour de France est menacé. La police néerlandaise pourrait mener des actions sociales lors des deux étapes qui se déroulent aux Pays-Bas.

L'incertitude plane sur le départ du Tour de France. Ce mercredi, la police néerlandaise a menacé d'entraver les deux premières étapes de l'épreuve cycliste la plus prestigieuse au monde qui auront lieu aux Pays-Bas les 4 et 5 juillet. Le syndicat de police NPB pourrait même bloquer les coureurs au cours de la deuxième étape qui doit relier Utrecht à l'île artificielle de Neeltje Jans, dans la province de Zélande.

Une première action est d'ores et déjà prévue sur le parcours du contre-la-montre individuel, long de 13,8 kilomètres, à Utrecht, juste avant le lancement de la 102e Grande Boucle. Le lendemain, la police néerlandaise prévoit également de bloquer momentanément les coureurs sur un pont de Rotterdam. Christian Prudhomme, directeur du Tour de France, a dix jours pour trouver une solution.



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PDVSA y Rosneft crearán empresa mixta costa afuera

(BNamericas.com) - La venezolana PDVSA y la rusa Rosneft crearán una nueva empresa de riesgo compartido para producir gas natural costa afuera.

El presidente ejecutivo de la estatal sudamericana, Eulogio del Pino, y el titular de Rosneft, Igor Sechin, suscribieron un plan de inversiones estratégicas en la ciudad rusa de San Petersburgo, según informa un comunicado de PDVSA.

La asociación construirá y operará infraestructura de producción gasífera en los campos marinos Mejillones, Patao y Río Caribe en la península de Paria.

El plan también mejorará la infraestructura para las operaciones conjuntas Petromiranda y Petrovictoria, que se concentran en la faja de crudo pesado del Orinoco, y contemplan también la expansión del complejo industrial José Antonio Anzoátegui para aumentar el procesamiento de crudo extrapesado a 145.000b/d.

La empresa espera ultimar los planes y tomar la decisión final de inversión antes del 1T16.

Rosneft ya tiene contemplado invertir US$14.000mn para duplicar la producción en la faja de crudo del Orinoco.

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مبعوث الأمم المتحدة: اليمن على حافة المجاعة

أدت الاشتباكات إلى نشوء أزمة إنسانية حادة

حذر مبعوث الأمم المتحدة الخاص لليمن إسماعيل ود شيخ أحمد من أن اليمن بات على حافة المجاعة، وأن 31 مليون شخص بحاجة إلى إغاثة إنسانية، مقارنة بسبعة ملايين كانوا بحاجة قبل سنتين.

وقال المبعوث للصحفيين بعد تقديمه تقريرا لمجلس الأمن الدولي في جلسة مغلقة إن جميع الأطراف المتنازعة في اليمن مسؤولة عن الوضع الذي آل إليه، والذي سيزداد سوءا ما لم يجر التوصل إلى وقف حقيقي لإطلاق النار.

وقد تفاقمت الأزمة الإنسانية في اليمن مع التصعيد العسكري على الأرض، وقتل 100 شخص نتيجة الاشتباكات والغارات السعودية الأربعاء.

وأصبح عشرون مليون يمني يعانون من عدم توفر مياه الشرب، ونزح مليون شخص عن أماكن سكنهم نتيجة النزاع المسلح.

وأدى حصار الموانئ اليمنية إلى تعذر وصول مواد الإغاثة، لكن منظمة الصليب الأحمر قالت إن سفينة تحمل ألف طن من المواد الغذائية وثلاثة مولدات كهربائية كبيرة قد رست في ميناء الحديدة الأربعاء.

ميدانيا اندلعت الاشتباكات في مدن إب وصعدة وعدن وتعز ومأرب في ساعات فجر الأربعاء، ما أدى إلى مقتل مئة شخص، بينهم العديد من المدنيين، حسب مسؤولين يمنيين.

وفي عدن سقطت عشرات القذائف في أحياء مكتظة بالسكان، بينما سقطت قذائف مدفعية في مدينة تعز.

ألحقت الاشتباكات والغارات الجوية دمارا واسعا بالأحياء السكنية

وقالت وزارة الداخلية التي يسيطر عليها الحوثيون إن 20 شخصا قتلوا نتيجة الغارات السعودية.

وقال المبعوث الأممي إنه بالرغم من الفشل في التوصل إلى اتفاقية إلا أن الطرفين يبديان بوادر تعاون بناء مما أدى إلى الوصول إلى حالة يمكن الاعتماد عليها في التوصل إلى اتفاق لوقف إطلاق النار وانسحاب للمسلحين.

ودعا ود شيخ أحمد إلى هدنة إنسانية خلال شهر رمضان كخطوة أولى في طريق التوصل إلى وقف دائم لإطلاق النار، وقال إن العمانيين يحاولون المساعدة في تسهيل الوساطة الأممية.

U.S. proposes tighter emission standards for big trucks

By David Morgan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed new rules on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from heavy, long-haul trucks, a move to attack climate change that prompted a wary response from industry groups worried about the costs.
The complex proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would apply to 18-wheel tractor-trailers, buses, delivery vans, beefy heavy-duty pickup trucks and other commercial vehicles. They are part of the administration’s broader effort to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation and power sectors of the economy, and precede a new round of global climate change talks in Paris later this year.
Public stakeholders, including industry and environmental groups, will have 60 days to comment on the rules, which regulators are expected to finalize early next year.
Transportation-related greenhouse gases are the second-largest source of emissions after power plants, accounting for roughly 27 percent of total emissions.
Administration officials said the rules would reduce carbon pollution by 1.1 billion tons (1 billion metric tons), conserve 1.8 billion barrels of oil and cut fuel costs by $170 billion from 2018 to 2027. But the administration could accelerate targeted improvements as new fuel-efficient technology becomes available.
The new standards call for a 24 percent reduction in the fuel consumption of truck tractors by 2027 from anticipated 2018 levels. The proposed rules also require an 8 percent reduction in carbon emissions from new aerodynamic truck trailer designs.
Industry groups expressed concern that the proposal, which would increase the cost of a tractor-trailer rig by $10,000 to $12,000, would be a burden to vehicle makers, fleet operators and dealers.
The American Trucking Associations said the new goals could lead to the development of unreliable technology that could slow the intended environmental benefits.
“To prevent this, truck and engine manufacturers will need adequate time to develop solutions to meet these new standards,” said Glen Kedzie, ATA’s energy and environmental counsel.
Among the companies the rules would affect are Cummins Inc , Eaton Corp , Daimler AG and Volvo AB .
Environmental organizations and consumer groups praised the action, but some said it might not go far enough.
“It’s an ambitious rule that will accomplish a critical step forward by 2027,” said Phyllis Cuttino, director of the clean energy initiative at Pew Charitable Trusts.
The rules might be a profit generator for manufacturers of fuel-saving technology such as automatic transmissions, lighter-weight axles or high-mileage tires.
Under the proposal, emissions targets will vary for different classes of truck, and will be designed to account for the diverse types of work commercial vehicles do, Chris Grundler, director of the EPA’s office of transportation and air quality, said in a teleconference.
Grundler said there would be separate standards for “vocational trucks” such as cement mixers, garbage trucks or delivery trucks, and for heavy-duty pickups, such as a Ford F-250 or Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD to reflect the types of hauling and driving they do.
The proposed standards would measure emissions for tractor-trailers based on grams of carbon dioxide emitted per mile for every ton of freight hauled, for example. A large truck that hauls several tons of freight will burn more fuel per mile than a smaller vehicle but could be more efficient than others carrying the same loads.
Agency officials said the common benchmark of miles of travel per gallon of fuel consumed was not a “useful” way to describe the proposed performance targets.
However, Grundler said that if current long-haul trucks average about five to seven miles per gallon, the best-performing tractor-trailer in 2027 should average about 10 miles per gallon hauling 68,000 pounds of freight at 65 miles per hour.
Other sectors are also in the administration’s sights.
Last week, the EPA took the first steps toward regulating aircraft emissions by confirming their health risks. The agency is expected to finalize sweeping greenhouse gas standards for power plants in August.

(Additional reporting by Joseph White in Detroit and Valerie Volcovici in Washington; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)