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  • Scientists say strain of coronavirus dominant around the world is different than what originated in Wuhan

    07/02/2020 7:36:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 02 2020 | John Bowden
    A strain of the coronavirus that was first seen in Italy is now the dominant strain of the virus, a group of scientists said Thursday. In an article published by the peer-reviewed science journal Cell, researchers working with the Sheffield COVID-19 Genomics Group announced that the new strain "has become the most prevalent form in the global pandemic." The strain is different than what appeared in Wuhan, China, the city where the coronavirus is believed to have originated. According to the science journal, tracking of the virus frequency revealed a prevalence of the dominant strain, labeled G614, that took over...
  • 500 Years Later, MIT Proves That Leonardo Da Vinci's Bridge Design Works

    06/26/2020 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Oct 10, 2019 | David Grossman
    If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized architecture. ======================================================================== In the early 1500s, Leonardo da Vinci designed a hypothetical bridge for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It was rejected. Over 500 years later, an MIT team has recreated the design with a model and have showed that it would have worked. Da Vinci's design incorporates architectural techniques that would have not been seen for another 300 years. ========================================================================== Gretchen Ertl ========================================================================= Researchers at MIT have proven Leonardo da Vinci correct yet again, this time involving his design for what would have been at the time...
  • CCP Virus Is Losing Virulence, May Vanish Without Need for Vaccine: Italian Infectious Disease Doctor

    06/23/2020 9:21:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/23/2020 | BY VENUS UPADHAYAYA
    An Italian infectious disease expert said that the CCP virus is losing its virulence and could disappear on its own without needing a vaccine. Professor Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious diseases clinic at the Policlinico San Martino hospital in Italy, said that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus, is losing its ability to infect people and the mortality rate is decreasing. “The clinical impression I have is that the virus is changing in severity,” Bassetti told The Telegraph, adding that in March and early April, the patterns of virulence were very different from what...
  • Pope Francis declares Catholic sister killed in Satanic ritual a martyr

    06/21/2020 7:09:58 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    CNA ^ | Jun 19, 2020 / 12:40 pm MT (CNA | Hannah Brockhaus
    Pope Francis declares Catholic sister killed in Satanic ritual a martyr By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jun 19, 2020 / 12:40 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis declared Friday that Sister Maria Laura Mainetti, an Italian religious sister killed by three teenage girls in a Satanic sacrifice, was a martyr for the Catholic faith. The 60-year-old Sister of the Cross was in 2000 stabbed to death by three teenage girls in a park in Chiavenna, Italy. Mainetti's killers were convicted and imprisoned. The girls knew the religious sister because she had taught them catechism. They lured her to the park by...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglian Nuncio demands that Benedict return to Prison tomorrow!

    06/21/2020 12:00:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    From Rome ^ | June 21, 2020 | Br. Alexis Bugnolo
    [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglian Nuncio demands that Benedict return to Prison tomorrow! Pope Benedict XVI departure from the Vatican had all the marks of an operation done without the approval of Bergoglio. No announcement to leading journalists of the impending voyage.Help of Gianni, former Head of the Vatican Police, ousted by Bergoglio for his daring raid on the Secretary of State’s corrupt real estate investment office.Use of Italian Secrete Police and Italian Military aircraft without any public notice in the Italian Papers.Statement of the Diocese of Regensburg, that the Pope had no immediate or definitive plans to return to the Vatican.Statement...
  • New data from Italy could change the entire COVID-19 timeline

    06/19/2020 8:20:43 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 44 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | June 19, 2020 | Greg P.
    And just like that, everything we thought we knew about the coronavirus could be changed, literally because of Italian sewage.
  • Report: Venezuela Gave Millions to Italy’s Left-Wing ‘Five Star Movement’

    06/19/2020 12:18:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19 2020 | RAFAEL VALERA
    The Italian left-wing “Five Star Movement” (M5S) received 3.5 million Euros (about $4 million) from Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez in 2010, the Spanish newspaper ABC revealed this week. The Five Star Movement is an Italian populist Leftist movement founded in 2009 by comedian Beppe Grillo and web strategist Gianroberto Casaleggio. The Movement is known to be Eurosceptic and environmentalist. According to the Movement’s website, it is “neither Left or Right-Wing, but for ideas” – most of which fall on the left side of the spectrum. ABC describes the party as having “ecological, anti-imperialist, and -Europeanist inspiration.” Casaleggio died in 2016;...
  • Exclusive: Europeans working with U.S. to restructure WHO, top official says (Trump was right)

    06/19/2020 5:37:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 19 2020 | Francesco Guarascio, Elvira Pollina
    European governments are working with the United States on plans to overhaul the World Health Organization, a top health official for a European country said, signalling that Europe shares some of the concerns that led Washington to say it would quit. The European health official, who spoke on condition of anonymity while discussing initiatives that are not public, said Britain, France, Germany and Italy were discussing WHO reforms with the United States at the technical level. The aim, the official said, was to ensure WHO’s independence, an apparent reference to allegations that the body was too close to China during...
  • Italy: Chinese Nationals Arrested for Using Illegal Migrant Slave Labour

    06/14/2020 12:17:36 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    Italian authorities have arrested thirteen Chinese nationals who they say were using illegal migrants in slave-like conditions for a business making medical masks. The Chinese “entrepreneurs” were taken into custody by the Guardia di Finanza in the city of Prato in Tuscany. Police also seized hundreds of thousands of medical masks which were being sold to Tuscan government authorities and handed out free to the public. At least 90 workers making the masks were found to not have work permits or residency permits and many of the workers in one factory were forced by a Chinese man to work shifts...
  • Italian Woman, Kidnapped by Muslim Terrorists, Converts to Islam and Returns to Rome

    06/06/2020 1:42:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUN 6, 2020 10:00 AM | HUGH FITZGERALD
    Italian Woman, Kidnapped by Muslim Terrorists, Converts to Islam and Returns to Rome JUN 6, 2020 10:00 AM BY HUGH FITZGERALD When Silvia Romano was freed from her 18-month captivity in the hands of al-Shebaab, after the payment of a large ransom by the Italian government to her captors, she arrived in Rome to be welcomed as a returning hero. The Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister were both at the airport to greet her. There was one loud dissenting voice, from a member of Parliament, Alessandro Pagano, who derided Romano as a “neo-terrorist.” This horrified many of the Great...
  • ‘$3.75 billion investment in Israel's Leviathan gas reservoir a blow to BDS’

    02/23/2017 7:15:50 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 23, 2017 16:09 | Sharon Udasin
    The announcement Thursday that the partners of the Leviathan gas reservoir will invest $3.75 billion in its development is a devastating blow to the BDS movement, Eli Groner, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. The development of Leviathan, which is scheduled to take about three years, constitutes both the largest energy project and financial investment in Israel in the country's history.
  • Putin and Netanyahu to strike deal on Leviathan gas field

    11/04/2015 10:16:08 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 36 replies
    theaustralian.com.au ^ | October 20, 2015 12:00AM | The Australian
    Putin and Netanyahu to strike deal on Leviathan gas field The Australian October 20, 2015 12:00AM Russia wants to be the major partner in Israel’s offshore ­Leviathan natural gas field in the eastern Mediterranean, a top ­Israeli foreign affairs analyst said in Sydney yesterday. Ehud Yaari, the senior Middle East commentator for ­Israel’s Channel Two news, said “everybody regrets” a deal was not done with Woodside and that until now Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had ruled out a Gazprom deal. Gazprom bid for a stake in the project in 2012 but was beaten by Woodside, which pulled out of...
  • ISRAEL MAKES NEW DISCOVERY OFF ITS COAST

    12/18/2014 9:47:29 AM PST · by thackney · 37 replies
    Natural Gas Europe ^ | December 18th, 2014 | Karen Ayat
    Israel made another discovery off its coast. The newly discovered field, Royee, may hold up to 3.2 Tcf of natural gas according to a statement made by the Israeli partners in the field Ratio and Israel Opportunity who hold respectively 70%, and 10% stakes. The remaining 20% of the field are held by Edison. Royee is located about 150 kilometers offshore Israel close to its maritime borders with Cyprus and Egypt. The field’s size is yet to be confirmed, but current estimates suggest it is the third largest field discovered to date in Israeli waters after the Leviathan discovered by...
  • Russia Backs Greece-Cyprus-Israel Triangle Against Turkey on Offshore Gas

    05/08/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    On May 3, Moscow criticized Turkey’s plans to explore natural gas deposits around the divided island of Cyprus, under the protection of Turkish naval and air power. Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s chief spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich, cautioned Turkey that its actions “may exacerbate the situation on the territory of Cyprus” (Rossiskaya Gazeta, May 4). The Greek Cypriots and Israel are coordinating their plans to develop offshore gas deposits and export the product in partnerships with international companies. One export route under consideration would run via mainland Greece into Europe. The Republic of Cyprus, Greece and, recently, Israel are all involved in...
  • Huge Oil and Gas Discovery (Israel)

    09/03/2010 4:11:12 AM PDT · by saganite · 30 replies
    energycapital.com ^ | Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 | Ian Cooper
    While the Middle East may have a reputation for instability and occasional violence, there's no denying the vast riches it has to offer patient investors. Just months after the announcement of $1 trillion worth of minerals in Afghanistan comes word of oil discoveries in Israel... Israel may finally be able to tell its Middle Eastern neighbors where they can stick their oil — something the United States has wanted to do for years. In one of the most sought-after parts of the world, 4.3 billion barrels of oil could be sitting in the Leviathan project beneath the Mediterranean, according to...
  • Subsea "Poseidon" Pipeline: Discovery of three ancient shipwrecks during an archaeological research

    06/06/2020 1:11:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Depa Commercial S.A. ^ | 2012 | press release
    In continuation of the detailed underwater survey and mapping of the seabed in the wider area of the Subsea Greek - Italian Interconnection Pipeline ("Poseidon" Pipeline) in the period from 11 to 17 May 2012, the scheduled archaeological investigation was carried out. The above survey was carried out by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) under the supervision and coordination of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in the part of the programmed routing of the pipeline on the Greek seabed up to the boundaries of the Greek Exclusive Economic Zone with Italy. The survey revealed three ancient shipwrecks, two...
  • Unmasked Coronavirus Deniers Crowd Italian Piazza to Protest Health Measures Amid Pandemic They Claim 'Never Existed'

    06/03/2020 4:25:44 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    Time and AP ^ | 2 Jun 20 | Staff
    <p>Members of the Orange Vests movement, demanding an end to the current government and COVID-19 restrictions, gather to protest in Rome, June 2, 2020.</p> <p>Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in Rome shunning masks to protest against the Italian government’s measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.</p>
  • Coronavirus ‘clinically no longer exists’ in Italy, doctor says

    06/02/2020 9:38:54 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | 12:18pm | Lia Eustachewich
    Coronavirus no longer “clinically” exists in Italy, which has seen the deadly disease lose potency, according to a doctor. New infections and fatalities from COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, fell steadily in the country in May. “In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy,” Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan told RAI television. “The swabs that were performed over the last 10 days showed a viral load in quantitative terms that was absolutely infinitesimal compared to the ones carried out a month or two months ago.”
  • Europe’s social welfare net shows signs of wear from virus

    05/29/2020 9:27:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2020 | Angela Charlton, Colleen Barry and Nick Perry
    Europe’s extensive social welfare net was showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus, as protests erupted Friday for a second day in Spain against layoffs by French carmaker Renault, while Italy’s chief central banker warned that “uncertainty is rife.” Elsewhere, New Zealand has all but eradicated the coronavirus with just one person in the nation of 5 million known to be infected. But developments were grim in other nations, with India reporting a record increase in cases, and Pakistan and Russia a record number of deaths. As cases steadily rose across Africa, officials who are losing the...
  • Roman floor mosaics brought to light at Negrar di Valpolicella, Verona

    05/28/2020 2:32:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | May 26, 2020 | editors
    Archaeologists of the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona are bringing to light the magnificent floor mosaics and foundations of a Roman villa dating back to the third century AD. The villa, which was first discovered in the 1920s at Negrar di Valpolicella, near Verona, had remained buried since then and was all but forgotten. In summer 2019 the technicians of the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona returned to the site after almost a century, under the direction of the archaeologist Gianni de Zuccato. The investigations continued in October 2019 and in February...