Accomplish – Atriunfar http://atriunfar.net/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:57:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://atriunfar.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Accomplish – Atriunfar http://atriunfar.net/ 32 32 Colorado activists hand over signatures to put on the ballot the legalization of psychedelics and the therapeutic psilocybin program https://atriunfar.net/colorado-activists-hand-over-signatures-to-put-on-the-ballot-the-legalization-of-psychedelics-and-the-therapeutic-psilocybin-program/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:57:55 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/colorado-activists-hand-over-signatures-to-put-on-the-ballot-the-legalization-of-psychedelics-and-the-therapeutic-psilocybin-program/ Colorado activists announced on Monday that they had submitted what they believe were more than enough signatures to place a measure on the state ballot that would legalize psychedelics and create “healing centers” in licensed psilocybin where people can use the substance for therapeutic purposes. The Natural Medicine Colorado Campaign, which is supported by the […]]]>

Colorado activists announced on Monday that they had submitted what they believe were more than enough signatures to place a measure on the state ballot that would legalize psychedelics and create “healing centers” in licensed psilocybin where people can use the substance for therapeutic purposes.

The Natural Medicine Colorado Campaign, which is supported by the National New Approach PAC, said it delivered 222,648 signatures to the secretary of state’s office. Activists only need 124,632 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.

The measure would legalize possession of certain psychedelics, establish a therapeutic model for supervised psilocybin treatment, and provide a pathway for the sealing of records for prior convictions.

“This initiative would give Colorans access to a promising, research-based new treatment option for PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues in a safe, careful, and beneficial way,” Kevin Matthews, a designated representative for the initiative that spearheaded Denver’s historic 2019 campaign to decriminalize psilocybin, said in a press release.

“These drugs can be life-changing for people who have suffered for years and are struggling to find help,” he said.

Activists were able to collect the significant number of signatures, which they independently verified throughout the process, within about three months of the state’s approval of the traffic.

“The Natural Medicine Health Act puts the well-being of patients and communities first,” said Josh Kappel, president of the Natural Medicine Colorado campaign. “It was purposefully designed, with a multi-phased implementation process that establishes clear safety rules, while allowing the details of the regulatory structure to be developed by the community and regulators working together.”

This is what the Natural Medicine Health Act initiative would accomplish:

Possession, use, cultivation, and sharing of psilocybin, ibogaine, mescaline (not peyote-derived), DMT, and psilocyne would be legalized for adults 21 and older, with no explicit possession limit. There would be no recreational sales component.

Under the proposal, the Department of Regulatory Agencies would be responsible for developing rules for a psychedelic therapy program where adults 21 and older could visit a licensed healing center to receive treatment under the guidance of a trained facilitator.

There would be a two-tier regulatory model, where only psilocybin and psilocyn would be allowed for therapeutic use in licensed healing centers until June 2026. After that date, regulators could decide to also allow use regulated therapy of DMT, ibogaine and mescaline.

The decision to add additional substances to the program would be made by the Department of Regulatory Agencies in consultation with a new 15-member Natural Medicine Advisory Board that includes people with experience of psychedelic medicine in a scientific and religious context.

People who have served their sentence for a conviction related to an offense made legal under the law could ask the courts to seal their record. If there is no objection from the district attorney, the court should automatically expunge this file.

“I am moved to lead this ballot initiative because my life’s work is to help alleviate suffering where I can and to remind people how strong they really are,” said Veronica Perez, co. – designated representative for the measure. “The Natural Medicine Health Act can help do just that. So many people could finally get the help they need and ask for.

Matthews agreed, saying “every one of us knows someone who is struggling” and “we just can’t turn our backs on the potential of this treatment and the people it could help.”


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Meanwhile, a separate campaign led by Decriminalize Nature Colorado, which challenged some of the regulations mandated in the Natural Medicine Colorado measure, filed a competing initiative in January, and activists are also making progress in collecting signatures.

The one-page measure of this campaign would simply allow adults 21 and older to own, grow, gift, and deliver psilocybin, psilocyn, ibogaine, mescaline, and DMT.

In addition, the proposal indicates that it would be legal to provide psychedelic services for counseling, therapy and harm reduction and spiritual purposes with or without acceptance of payment. However, it would not be legal to sell any of the psychedelics.

Meanwhile, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) was recently asked about the prospects for reforming psychedelics in the state, and he acknowledged that advocates were working to accomplish this policy change during poll and also said he supports the idea of ​​decriminalizing substances. .

Earlier this month, Polis signed a bill to bring state law into line with legalizing MDMA prescriptions if and when the federal government finally permits such use.

Colorado is far from the only state where psychedelic legislation is making progress.

The leader of the New Jersey Senate introduced a bill last week that would legalize the possession, home cultivation and donation of psilocybin mushrooms for adults 21 and older, with provisions that give adults even more more freedoms for psychedelics than those afforded by the state’s current marijuana. laws.

Connecticut’s governor signed a sweeping budget bill in May that includes provisions to allow the state to provide certain patients with access to psychedelic-assisted treatment using substances like MDMA and psilocybin.

The Governor of Maryland recently allowed a bill to pass without his signature to create a state fund to provide “free” access to psychedelics such as psilocybin, MDMA and ketamine to elders. fighters with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury. wound.

A Massachusetts-based campaign, Bay Staters for National Medicine (BSNM), is also supporting a statewide reform campaign to force state lawmakers to introduce legislation to both legalize substances entheogens for therapeutic use and to decriminalize certain psychedelics.

The Maine Senate approved a bill in April to create a medical psilocybin program in the state, but the House of Representatives declined to follow suit.

Also that month, Georgia lawmakers advanced a bipartisan resolution that calls for the formation of a House Study Committee to investigate the therapeutic potential of psychedelics like psilocybin and make recommendations for reform.

The governor of Utah in March signed a bill to create a task force to study and make recommendations on the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs and possible regulations for their legal use.

A Missouri House committee also held a hearing that month on a GOP-led bill to legalize a wide range of psychedelics for therapeutic use in designated care facilities while further decriminalizing possession of weak drugs. general level.

The Washington State Legislature recently sent a budget bill to the governor’s office that includes a $200,000 funding proposal to support a new task force to study the possibility of legalizing psilocybin services in state, including the idea of ​​using current marijuana regulatory systems to track psychedelic mushrooms.

In March, Hawaii’s Senate approved a bill to create a state task force to study the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin mushrooms and develop a “long-term” plan to ensure the psychedelic is accessible to all. medical use for adults 21 years and older.

Also that month, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill to decriminalize low-level possession of psilocybin and promote research into the therapeutic potential of the psychedelic.

Rhode Island lawmakers introduced a pair of drug decriminalization bills in March, including one focused on psilocybin and buprenorphine that would allow doctors to prescribe the psychedelic mushroom.

An Oregon Senate committee also recently introduced a bill to ensure fairness is built into the state’s landmark psilocybin therapeutic program that is being actively implemented after voter approval in 2020.

A bill to decriminalize a wide range of psychedelic substances in Virginia was considered by a House of Delegates panel in January, only to be pushed back until 2023. A separate Senate proposal to decriminalize psilocybin alone went on to was rejected by a key committee.

California Senator Scott Wiener (D) told Marijuana Moment in a recent interview that his bill to legalize possession of psychedelics has a 50/50 chance of reaching the governor’s office this year. He has already authorized the entire Senate and two Assembly committees during the first half of the two-year session.

Washington state lawmakers also introduced legislation in January that would legalize what the bill calls “supported psilocybin experiments” by adults 21 and older.

New Hampshire lawmakers have introduced measures to decriminalize psilocybin and all drugs.

Legislation was also enacted by the Texas legislature last year requiring the state to study the medical risks and benefits of psilocybin, MDMA and ketamine for military veterans in partnership with the Baylor College of Medicine and a military medical center.

At the congressional level, bipartisan lawmakers sent a letter to the DEA in January urging the agency to allow terminally ill patients to use psilocybin as an experimental treatment without fear of federal prosecution.

Activists and patients were recently arrested at DEA headquarters after engaging in civil disobedience during a protest against the agency’s refusal to provide a waiver granting such patients access to psilocybin in under right to try laws.

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Off-Season Checklist: Pittsburgh Penguins https://atriunfar.net/off-season-checklist-pittsburgh-penguins/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 21:15:12 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/off-season-checklist-pittsburgh-penguins/ With the offseason in full swing outside of the two teams in the Stanley Cup Finals, it’s time to take a look at what each team will have to accomplish in the coming months. Next up is a look at the Penguins. Despite some key injuries in the playoffs, the Penguins nearly passed Rangers in […]]]>

With the offseason in full swing outside of the two teams in the Stanley Cup Finals, it’s time to take a look at what each team will have to accomplish in the coming months. Next up is a look at the Penguins.

Despite some key injuries in the playoffs, the Penguins nearly passed Rangers in the first round, giving GM Ron Hextall a tough choice to restart him with that same core with Sidney Crosby another top-of-the-range center or to begin a phase of reconstruction. Considering their stated intention is to keep their winning window open, their summer checklist reflects that.

Get Goalie Stability

Tristan Jarry was once considered Pittsburgh’s goaltender of the future after a stellar junior career. When Matt Murray was traded to Ottawa two drafts ago, he became their goaltender of the moment. However, it’s now fair to wonder whether or not he is their goalkeeper of the future beyond next season. The 27-year-old is coming off a strong regular season that saw him post a 2.49 GAA and 0.919 SV%, but 159 games into his NHL career there are still questions as to whether or not he should be their long-term starter. If management is sold on Jarry, then working on a long-term extension with an AAV starting with a five would be worth it and that decision can be made from July 13.

But what if they don’t feel that way or want to see what 2022-23 brings before making that kind of commitment? This is when things start to get a little dicey. There’s no Jarry-like hope in the minors within a year or two of being NHL ready. There’s not even an NHL-caliber replacement under contract with Casey DeSmith ready to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and journeyman Louis Domingo (their starter for most playoffs) also hit the open market. In an ideal world, they’d add a quality backup on a multi-year deal and give themselves a short-term upgrade to that second spot and some longer-term stability.

Of course, an ideal world implies that they have enough space to do this and accomplish their other summer goals. As we’ll get to shortly, the only way something like this could happen is if things don’t go well on those other fronts. A cheap short-term contract might be all they can afford and if they head into next season with Jarry on an expiring contract and a short-term backup, it’s not an ideal situation for a very important position.

Retain or Replace Veteran Stars

Now let’s get to the obvious. Right now, Pittsburgh has over $23 million in cap space, which sounds wonderful without context. That background is that two of their longtime veteran stars, center Yevgeny Malkin and defender Kris Letang, will become unrestricted free agents next month. As a result, most (if not all) of their off-season planning will revolve around this duo in terms of trying to keep them or finding a way to replace them.

When healthy, Malkin remains a top NHL center and has averaged less than a point per game just once in the past decade. However, there is another key thing that has only happened once in the last decade and that is the 36-year-old playing at least 70 games in a season. Malkin has had long clashes with injury issues and last season was no exception which really complicates things from a valuation perspective. When Malkin is in the lineup and producing at a points-per-game rate, his market value isn’t that far off from the $9.5 million AAV of his soon-to-expire contract. But since he can’t stay in line consistently, it’s also a huge risk to give him that kind of money. The only way for the Penguins to earn part of his salary by staying healthy is with a one-year contract and Malkin has no reason to accept that because he can probably land a three- or four-year contract the next day. next month. While a pay cut is likely, it probably won’t be substantial.

Then there is Letang. In the last four seasons, only three defenders have more points than the 35-year-old. The low end in terms of AAV for these three players is $7.875 million (Victor Hedman which left money on the table to stay in Tampa Bay) and the top end is $9.059 million (Nashville Romain Josi). You can be sure that Letang representatives will point this out during negotiations. Letang isn’t a stalwart defensive back, but he’s killed penalties for the Penguins and while he’s had his own injury issues in the past, he’s been healthier in recent years. While Pittsburgh would like to try to get Letang for less than his expiring cap of $7.25 million, he could very easily get more if he went to the open market. Contract length is a priority, so if the Penguins are willing to accept a longer deal than they’d like, that should yield a lower AAV than he would get otherwise.

Both players have been stalwarts of the franchise for 16 years, but with everything Hextall needs this summer, it’ll be hard to keep (or replace) both at market value and they still have money left over. meet their other needs. But with the importance of these two, they will definitely try to find a way to make it work.

Create ceiling flexibility

If Hextall is going to be able to keep its two veteran stars, keep some of the other notable UFAs on standby (including wingers Rickard Rakell and Evan Rodrigues), find a quality goalkeeper and leave room for movement during the season, something has to give. Some tough decisions will have to be made on some impact players.

One of them is the winger Kasperi Kapanen. The team used a first-round pick on him twice, first to draft him and then another to reacquire him in 2020, but the return on their reinvestment hasn’t been great in 2021-22. After an impressively shortened campaign, the 25-year-old struggled last term, registering just 11 goals and 21 assists in 32 games while picking up three assists in their seven-game loss to Rangers. That’s not a terrible return on a cap of $3.2 million, but it’s safe to say they were hoping for more. If they submit a qualifying offer to him this summer (technically speaking, that offer is only worth $840,000 based on the structure of his expiring deal), Kapanen will be eligible for arbitration where his previous years could bring his value closer. $4 million, which is below the walking threshold. Its commercial value will not be too high because of this situation, so a non-tender is a definite possibility. While this would create additional flexibility, it would also create another spot on the impact list to be filled.

So there is jason zucker, another winger. Former Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford paid a hefty price to bring him in as well, but he wasn’t able to play at the level he did with Minnesota. When he’s been healthy (and it’s been tough for the past two seasons), he’s been more of a supporting producer, which isn’t ideal for someone with a $5.5 million price tag. . A buyout would give them just under $3.5 million in cap space for next season while adding $1.733 million to the 2023-24 cap, but also create another spot to fill. Alternatively, a trade with some retention that gives less relief next season but carries no penalty for the following year is an option while they could also add a draft pick or prospect to try and bring in a team to take the contract in full. Neither of those are desirable, but putting him on the books next season could cost them the ability to retain a more impactful player.

There are also candidates to move to the back. Marcus Petterson failed to live up to his inflated contract, which carries an AAV of just over $4 million for three more years. Flipping it for someone making less money is something that can be considered. John Marin ($4.4 million for five more years) was the subject of trade speculation during the season and a similar idea could be made with him, especially if they are able to bring Letang back. It’s unlikely they’ll be able to settle all of the contracts, but moving one could give them a bit more financial flexibility. Even with a $23 million cap right now, the Penguins will definitely need all the financial flexibility they can get.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images. Contract information courtesy of CapFriendly.

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Boost Your Confidence With These 12 Daily Affirmations https://atriunfar.net/boost-your-confidence-with-these-12-daily-affirmations/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:15:48 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/boost-your-confidence-with-these-12-daily-affirmations/ Even the most confident professionals have days when they can feel a little down. Whether you wake up feeling on top of the world or a little less confident, it helps to have a daily affirmation to remind you how special and important you truly are. Affirmations can be extremely helpful in building confidence and […]]]>

Even the most confident professionals have days when they can feel a little down. Whether you wake up feeling on top of the world or a little less confident, it helps to have a daily affirmation to remind you how special and important you truly are.

Affirmations can be extremely helpful in building confidence and self-esteem. Below, 12 members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their favorite daily affirmations and discuss how they might help the attitudes or mindsets of other professionals at work.

1. “My only competition is myself”

One of my favorite quotes that has become an affirmation is, “My only competition is myself. A company forces you to surpass yourself every day. The goal shouldn’t be to be better than your competitors, because you are nothing alike. You must change your mindset to perform better than yesterday to see abundant progress accumulate over time, leading to success. – Candice Georgiadis, Digital Day

2. “I’m awesome, I’m successful and I’m grateful”

The daily affirmation is so powerful that it dictates the course of your day. If a person thinks, speaks and acts positively, then that person will have a very positive attitude throughout the day. For me, my confidence explodes when I affirm these words: “I am wonderful, I am successful and I am grateful.” Speak these words seven times in the morning and see how it changes your perspective. – Fritz Colcol, Simply Thalia

3. “It will be what it will be”

I think one of the best affirmations you can say to yourself is, “It will be what it will be.” Whether it’s a new launch or you’re pitching something to another company, this will be what it will be. You have to release everything that is beyond your control; otherwise, you will drive yourself crazy. You can only do what you are capable of. Stretching too thin is a recipe for burnout. – Nick Venditti, PointGolf

4. “I do my best”

As we navigate the post-pandemic business world, so much has changed and we can’t go back to pre-2020 data for trends and insights. The world is different and we can only do our best. I remind myself that strategy, the right people, money, and execution are the foundations of the daily habits I establish, and every day I will do my best. – Givelle Lamano, Lamano law firm

5. “Every step counts”

“Every step counts” is a powerful mantra or affirmation that I rely on to keep moving forward. When we’re working on long-term, large-scale projects, it’s easy to lose sight of results. Remembering that small changes and improvements are the key to change helps me to keep making small improvements. I feel more patient and willing to see the work through in the future. – Syed Balkhi, WPBeginner

6. “Trust the process”

“Trust the process” is a good daily affirmation. It’s easy to overestimate how good things are when they’re good and how bad things are when they’re not. By trusting the process and sticking to the plan, you can overcome whatever comes your way. – Josh Weiss, Reggie

7. “Remember where you started from”

Always remember where you started and how desperate you were to get where you are and where you want to go. When we’re in the middle of our business or career, we tend to forget how desperately we wanted it, and any setback makes us want to go back further than when we started. Every morning I imagine myself having reached where I want to be and reflect on where I started. – Kripa Shroff, AK Multinational LLC

8. “We can accomplish anything”

If you want to boost your confidence, repeat this: “With my team by my side, we can accomplish anything.” I think we need this affirmation because it’s easy to feel lonely and full of doubts when you have your nose to the ground on a big project. Remembering that there is a team of people who believe in you and your vision could give you the boost you need. – John Brackett, Smash Ballon LLC

9. “Solutions will come”

Solutions to problems always emerge. Forcing solutions makes a mess. It’s almost like a law of nature. When you force things, they get worse or you have to redo the job. Sit quietly, move on to another task, take action towards a solution, and just wait. He will come to you. – Matthew Capala, Alphametic

10. “Problems are opportunities for improvement”

A powerful affirmation would be, “I am open to seeing problems as opportunities for improvement.” As an entrepreneur, everyone is counting on you to have all the answers. Seeing problems as opportunities for improvement allows you to see the situation from multiple angles and come to the best conclusion to find a solution. – Mary Harcourt, CosmoGlo

11. “I believe in my ability to achieve my goals”

An affirmative thought to tell yourself is, “I believe in my ability to accomplish my goals. As an entrepreneur, it is extremely important for you to create a positive thought pattern involving positive affirmations. This will help you face your challenges with a positive attitude and keep working towards your goals. – Thomas Griffin, OptinMonster

12. “I’m good at what I do and I know my stuff”

Tell yourself: “I am excellent at what I do and I know my job”. Business is so competitive that it can be easy to doubt yourself, your knowledge and your abilities. Do not give in to this temptation. When you feel unsure of yourself, repeat this affirmation. Write it down and stick it on your wall or put it in your desk drawer and pull it out when you need a reminder. – Jonathan Prichard, MattressInsider.com

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Artemis 1 moon rocket passes pre-flight tests despite problems https://atriunfar.net/artemis-1-moon-rocket-passes-pre-flight-tests-despite-problems/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:55:00 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/artemis-1-moon-rocket-passes-pre-flight-tests-despite-problems/ NASA officials say the latest round of pre-flight testing of the complicated Artemis I SLS rocket has had some successes, but challenges remain. The way NASA and Artemis execs explained it on a post-test teleconference – they got 90% of what they wanted out of that wetsuit rehearsal. One of the big steps they were […]]]>

NASA officials say the latest round of pre-flight testing of the complicated Artemis I SLS rocket has had some successes, but challenges remain. The way NASA and Artemis execs explained it on a post-test teleconference – they got 90% of what they wanted out of that wetsuit rehearsal. One of the big steps they were able to accomplish was refueling the various tanks of the Space Launch System’s Rocket Stack with hundreds of thousands of supercooled fuel, a delicate process that takes hours. But a hydrogen leak and a few other issues prevented a full and critical pre-flight test from being completed. In a conference call on Tuesday, the Artemis launch director called Monday a big day because a lot has been accomplished. Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, NASA’s Artemis Launch Director, said. The simulated launch countdown stopped at T-29. Fall short of target to close to T-9 seconds, as launch validation criteria were not met. In other words, if Monday was the real launch day, it would have been erased. lessons learned and apply them, fix that 10% problem.” could include more testing on the pad or in the vehicle assembly building. Once that’s determined, we might have an indication of when the SLS will be launched for its uncrewed test mission around the moon. The first possibility is August.

NASA officials say the latest round of pre-flight testing of the complicated Artemis I SLS rocket has had some successes, but challenges remain.

The way NASA and Artemis execs explained it on a post-test teleconference – they got 90% of what they wanted out of that wetsuit rehearsal.

One of the big steps they were able to accomplish was filling the various tanks of the Space Launch System’s rocket stack with hundreds of thousands of supercooled fuel, a delicate process that takes several hours.

But a hydrogen leak and a few other issues prevented a full and critical pre-flight test from being completed.

In a conference call on Tuesday, the Artemis launch director called Monday a big day because a lot has been accomplished.

“The majority of our goals were met. There were maybe small pieces in that main goal that we were maybe a little behind on,” Artemis launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson told The NASA.

The simulated launch countdown stopped at T-29. Short of target to close to T-9 seconds as launch validation criteria were not met. In other words, if Monday was the real launch day, it would have been erased.

“Hopefully they learned an awful lot and got closer to where they could have done the countdown,” Florida Tech’s Don Platt said. “And they take the lessons learned and apply them, solve that 10% problem.”

Program officials will assimilate all the data collected during the intense series of tests.

After a few days, once the data is analyzed, we’ll hear what happens next, which could include more testing on the pad or in the vehicle assembly building.

Once that’s determined, we might have an indication of when the SLS will launch for its uncrewed test mission around the moon. The first possibility is August.

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Airport Board Takes First Step in Effort to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30% by 2030 https://atriunfar.net/airport-board-takes-first-step-in-effort-to-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-30-by-2030/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 05:51:23 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/airport-board-takes-first-step-in-effort-to-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-30-by-2030/ The main terminal at Aspen Airport on Sunday, June 19, 2022.Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times The Pitkin County Airport Advisory Board recommended using a baseline of 2019 and 2020 greenhouse gas emissions when setting reduction targets. The county government has an overriding goal to reduce emissions by 30% over the next seven and a half years […]]]>
The main terminal at Aspen Airport on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times

The Pitkin County Airport Advisory Board recommended using a baseline of 2019 and 2020 greenhouse gas emissions when setting reduction targets.

The county government has an overriding goal to reduce emissions by 30% over the next seven and a half years in all aspects of its operations. The airport’s advisory board, at its meeting on Thursday, decided to choose a baseline so it could get to work on ideas to meet the target.

“Our role here in Aspen is to be a role model for the rest of the world,” said Auden Schendler, board member, senior vice president of sustainability and community engagement for Aspen Skiing Co. A A big way to achieve that goal is “to educate the people who pass through the airport,” he said.



When asked to elaborate after the meeting, Schendler said he believes the airport terminal should switch to all-electric power sources when it is replaced in the near future. When that happens, he wants everyone from ski enthusiasts to billionaires to know as they drive through Aspen-Pitkin County Airport that there is an all-electric terminal. As the grid becomes “cleaner” thanks to Holy Cross Energy integrating more renewable energy sources into its inventory, an all-electric terminal would significantly reduce its emissions.

“We desperately need to show that” to people passing through, Schendler said. “It should be in their face.”



While the airport terminal presents an educational opportunity, the key to reducing airport emissions lies in more efficient aircraft, Schendler said.

The advisory board received a briefing on Aspen-Pitkin County Airport emissions Thursday from a team from Mead & Hunt, a national consulting firm specializing in airport development.

One of the key takeaways for members of the advisory board is that emissions have not decreased significantly in 2020 compared to 2019 despite a drastic drop in the number of passengers loading aircraft, known as boardings in the airline industry.

Greenhouse gas emissions fell just 7.2% in 2020 despite lower boardings during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Jen Wolchansky, senior environmental planner for Mead & Hunt. Her team double-checked the numbers because it was so startling, she said. They learned that the marginal decline was due to a 3.1% increase in airline operations in 2020 compared to 2019. While commercial operations were down, private operations increased during the pandemic due to affluent clientele of Aspen.

Greenhouse gas emissions for 2021 are not yet available.

Mead & Hunt’s presentation also made clear that an all-electric terminal will not meet the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030, which is not even close.

In 2020, airlines and general aviation and associated facilities accounted for almost 93% of the airport’s greenhouse gas emissions. Operations at public facilities, such as car rental companies, account for about 5% of emissions, while airport-owned and controlled operations, such as the terminal, accounted for only 2%.

These numbers made Schendler realize that getting more efficient commercial aircraft is the key to reducing the airport’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“A plane is a huge amount of emissions,” he said after the meeting.

An aircraft waits to board Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Aspen Airport.
Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times

Bringing more efficient aircraft into service at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport by 2030 is a tall order. Nonetheless, the majority of the airport’s advisory board supported establishing a baseline so the problem could be tackled. Schendler, Bruce Gordon, Meg Haynes, Rich Burkley, Rick Heede, and Mike Solondz supported establishing the baseline. The votes of board members Jackie Francis and Valerie Braun were not apparent at the meeting, which was a hybrid of in-person and remote attendance. Airport staff clarified after the meeting that Francis wanted to be taken as a no; Braun did not vote.

Airport manager Dan Bartholomew said Friday that the board will need to determine at future meetings which emissions to target and what steps to take to reach the goal. The council meets on the third Thursday of each month. Once he plots a course, he will forward his recommendations to the county commissioners.

scondon@aspentimes.com

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4 players Man Utd can sign to fulfill Erik ten Hag’s wish if Christian Eriksen snubs the move https://atriunfar.net/4-players-man-utd-can-sign-to-fulfill-erik-ten-hags-wish-if-christian-eriksen-snubs-the-move/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 06:06:20 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/4-players-man-utd-can-sign-to-fulfill-erik-ten-hags-wish-if-christian-eriksen-snubs-the-move/ 4 players Man Utd can sign to fulfill Erik ten Hag’s wish if Christian Eriksen snubs the move If Christian Eriksen turns down a move to Old Trafford, Manchester United may have to look elsewhere. Following his short-term contract with Brentford, the attacking midfielder is being pursued by a number of clubs, while the Bees […]]]>

4 players Man Utd can sign to fulfill Erik ten Hag’s wish if Christian Eriksen snubs the move

If Christian Eriksen turns down a move to Old Trafford, Manchester United may have to look elsewhere.

Following his short-term contract with Brentford, the attacking midfielder is being pursued by a number of clubs, while the Bees are keen to keep him on a longer-term deal.

Erik ten Hag, the Red Devils’ new manager, is reportedly looking for a veteran player aged 30 or over to give his side more experience next season.

And Sports Dias looks at four players the 13-time Premier League winners could sign if Eriksen decides not to join United.

N’Golo Kante

N’Golo Kante has been one of the Premier League’s most notable performances since arriving from Caen in 2015.

The 31-year-old won the Premier League title with Leicester in 2016 and then repeated the feat with Chelsea in 2017. He also won the Champions League and World Cup with France.

Last season Kante suffered from a series of ailments and Blues manager Thomas Tuchel admitted he feared he wouldn’t have the midfielder available for longer periods.

The player’s current deal expires in a year, so Tuchel might be willing to sanction a summer move if United offer the right deal.

Casemiro

Ten Hag is desperate for a new defensive midfielder, and if he can’t persuade Kante to leave Chelsea, the Dutchman could try to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid.

United have been linked with the 30-year-old for some time but no deal has been agreed.

That could change this summer if Ten Hag manages to persuade the player that a move to England would benefit him.

Casemiro has five Champions League crowns with Real Madrid and started last month’s Champions League triumph against Liverpool. To sign him, United will have to make a substantial offer.

Joao Moutinho

Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho is out of contract this summer and has yet to sign a new contract at Black Country.

His best years are behind him at the age of 35, but with 145 games for Portugal and the Euro 2016 title under his belt, the ace can still play a role at the top of the Premier League.

Moutinho has appeared in 176 games for Wolves since joining from Monaco in 2018. And Ten Hag can believe the player is valuable to United.

Ben Foster

Ben Foster, 39, is another veteran who is out of contract this summer. The goalkeeper was a member of Watford’s Premier League relegation squad last season and is set to leave the club this summer.

Foster started his career with the Red Devils, where he spent five years under Sir Alex Ferguson.

And if he returns to Old Trafford, he may be able to advise the players on what made the team so successful when the famous Scotsman was in charge.

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Pisces: If you spend too much time procrastinating, you won’t accomplish what others expect. A personal change you want to make will turn out to be better than expected. https://atriunfar.net/pisces-if-you-spend-too-much-time-procrastinating-you-wont-accomplish-what-others-expect-a-personal-change-you-want-to-make-will-turn-out-to-be-better-than-expected/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:01:00 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/pisces-if-you-spend-too-much-time-procrastinating-you-wont-accomplish-what-others-expect-a-personal-change-you-want-to-make-will-turn-out-to-be-better-than-expected/ Eugenie Last CELEBRITIES BORN TODAY: Abby Elliott, 35; Eddie Cibrian, 49; Phil Mickelson, 52; Laurie Metcalf, 67.Happy Birthday: Put your time and effort where it will do good. Helping a cause you believe in will lead to valuable relationships. Take it upon yourself to turn everything you don’t like in your life into something that […]]]>

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CELEBRITIES BORN TODAY: Abby Elliott, 35; Eddie Cibrian, 49; Phil Mickelson, 52; Laurie Metcalf, 67.
Happy Birthday: Put your time and effort where it will do good. Helping a cause you believe in will lead to valuable relationships. Take it upon yourself to turn everything you don’t like in your life into something that makes you proud. Your hard work, insight, and ingenuity will lead you to a well-organized life. Your numbers are 6, 13, 24, 28, 30, 36, 43.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotional anger will get you in trouble. Sort through your options and put the negativity aside. A positive attitude will give you a better edge in a competitive or difficult situation. Take the safest route. 2 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t spoil a good thing by over-analyzing your next move. Go with the flow and use your time and skills to your advantage. A personal change will raise your profile. Review the smallest details before ironing out any discrepancies you find. 5 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take care of your to-do list, promote and showcase what you accomplish. Don’t give anyone the chance to take advantage of you or upstage you. Listen carefully and use the information you receive to help you outsmart the competition. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Adjust and keep moving forward. Timing is everything, and staying up to date will ensure you deliver on your promises. You will make your life easier if you think before you do too much physically, financially or emotionally. Moderation, preparation and organization are key. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-August 22): Expand your interests, gather information, and use your skills, experience, and knowledge to help others. Focus on what you can do, not the impossible. Put your energy into clearing up your responsibilities quickly, then move on to more engaging hobbies. 3 stars
VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Your changes will make you feel good and draw you compliments. Get out there and do your part to network, and above all, have fun. Refuse to let people with negative attitudes get in the way. Love who you are and do your best. 5 stars
LIBRA (September 23-October 22): Focus on matters of money, health, and contracts. A steady pace and a good understanding of what you can accomplish will help you progress. You can avoid problems if you’re willing to compromise and spend more time with someone you love. 2 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you contact your friends and family, you will receive valuable information that will help you make a good purchase or investment. Share your thoughts with someone you love and you’ll get a fresh perspective on how to proceed. 4 stars
SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov-21 Dec): Dig in and don’t stop until you’re satisfied. Spend more time at home making adjustments that add to your comfort. Have fun more often. A meaningful relationship will go through a transformation. 4 stars
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AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): Share your thoughts and make decisions based on the response you receive. Changing the way you live or deal with loved ones, finances, and health will have lasting effects on your life. Focus on what makes you happy. 3 stars
PISCES (February 19-March 20): Think less and do more. If you spend too much time procrastinating, you won’t accomplish what others expect. A personal change you want to make will turn out to be better than expected. Love and romance will improve your life. 4 stars
Birthday Baby: You are intelligent, persistent and proactive. You are original and resourceful.
1 star: avoid conflict; work behind the scenes. 2 stars: You can accomplish, but don’t rely on others. 3 stars: Concentrate and you will achieve your goals. 4 stars: Aim high; launch new projects. 5 stars: nothing can stop you; go panning for gold.
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APUS will celebrate over 14,000 accomplished graduates at the in-person launch June 17-18 https://atriunfar.net/apus-will-celebrate-over-14000-accomplished-graduates-at-the-in-person-launch-june-17-18/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:04:00 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/apus-will-celebrate-over-14000-accomplished-graduates-at-the-in-person-launch-june-17-18/ “We are honored and thrilled to celebrate all of our graduates’ accomplishments in person,” said APUS Provost Dr. Vernon C. Smith. “While the pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, including education, it has also instilled great perseverance and resilience in the Class of 2022. They kept striving, and now they are ready to […]]]>

“We are honored and thrilled to celebrate all of our graduates’ accomplishments in person,” said APUS Provost Dr. Vernon C. Smith. “While the pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, including education, it has also instilled great perseverance and resilience in the Class of 2022. They kept striving, and now they are ready to succeed in the next chapters of their lives.”

This year’s class includes more than 8,600 military service members and more than 2,600 veterans, and includes students who graduated in the previous 12 months. Awards by degree level for the Class of 2022 include nearly 3,300 master’s degrees, more than 7,700 bachelor’s degrees, more than 3,300 associate’s degrees, and the University’s first ever Ph.D. As a fully online university, this year’s graduates represent more than 25 countries across five continents.

In addition to the Class of 2022, approximately 41,000 alumni of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 who previously had virtual ceremonies can also attend the beginning in person.

About the American Public University System

American public university system (APUS) provides accessible and affordable online higher education to adult learners from all backgrounds. APUS, a five-time recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Public University as well as American Military University, the leading provider of higher education for US military and veterans. * With over 116,000 alumni worldwide, APUS is accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HLC), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. APUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI). For more information, visit www.apus.edu.

*Based on Department of Defense FY 2019 tuition assistance and Veterans Administration student enrollment data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.

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What’s in the bipartisan gun deal and what’s not https://atriunfar.net/whats-in-the-bipartisan-gun-deal-and-whats-not/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 20:17:00 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/whats-in-the-bipartisan-gun-deal-and-whats-not/ One of the main factors that remains to be settled in the framework agreement is how the legislation will be drafted. The announcement includes the backing of 10 Republican senators, which would give the proposal enough support to overcome the Senate filibuster – but sustaining it through the legislative process will be a tough challenge […]]]>

One of the main factors that remains to be settled in the framework agreement is how the legislation will be drafted. The announcement includes the backing of 10 Republican senators, which would give the proposal enough support to overcome the Senate filibuster – but sustaining it through the legislative process will be a tough challenge for lawmakers ahead of the next suspension of Congress in two weeks.

Still, Democrats have an ambitious goal: write the bill and keep Republicans on board before the next break, aides told CNN. Many details of the plan are still unsettled, according to an aide, who also provided CNN with a more detailed look Sunday on how some of the proposed arrangements will work.

Here’s what lawmakers included in the framework and what they left out.

Red flag laws

One of the most important elements of the framework is to help states create and implement so-called red flag laws, which aim to keep firearms away from those who pose a threat to themselves or others. This legislation would provide significant funding to help states create new red flag laws, but the 19 states – and Washington, D.C. – that already have these laws on the books would also be eligible for funding to improve the effectiveness of their established programs.

Investment in mental health and telehealth

The proposal also includes “major investments to increase access to mental health and suicide prevention programs; and other support services available in the community, including crisis intervention and recovery and trauma”.

Members will carefully pass these provisions over the next few weeks, because while Democrats consider them important, they want to emphasize that most people with mental illnesses are not violent.

Closing the so-called boyfriend loophole

The senators said the bill would address the so-called boyfriend loophole, which deals with the ability of unmarried partners to keep guns if they are convicted of violence against a romantic partner.

Earlier this year, Senate negotiators involved in the Violence Against Women Act dropped the provision over objections from the National Rifle Association, dealing a blow to Democrats. But its inclusion in that framework signals that at least 10 Republicans are ready to take on the nation’s largest gun lobby on an issue where they have a longstanding position.

Currently, only a person who has been married to, lived with, or had a child with a partner they have been convicted of abusing cannot have a firearm. Closing the loophole would mean anyone deemed to have had a serious romantic relationship and been convicted of domestic violence would no longer be eligible to own a gun.

Improved review process for buyers under 21

The other major change in the legislation is the introduction of a more thorough review process for people between the ages of 18 and 21 who are going to buy a firearm like an AR-15. As part of a background check review, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System should also contact state and local law enforcement to look for any disqualifying mental health or juvenile records, according to the Democratic aide.

NICS should call the appropriate agency that adjudicates mental health cases in each state. NICS would have up to 3 days to complete the search, but it could be extended for another seven days if the initial review raises concerns, meaning the process could take a total of 10 days.

This is not an established waiting period, as each individual’s exam can be very different, ranging from a few hours to up to 10 days.

Clarification of the definition of a federally licensed firearms dealer

The wording of this provision is still under debate, but more gun dealers who are proven to be “engaged in the firearms business” should be advised that they must register to become federally licensed firearms dealers. This is important because it means these dealerships must perform background checks under federal law.

School Safety Resources

The legislation would address an area Republicans have focused on in recent weeks: school safety. The lawmakers said in their statement that the proposal provides funds “to help put in place safety measures in and around elementary and secondary schools”, while supporting “school violence prevention efforts”. and training of school employees and students.

What lawmakers left out

Extensive background checks

Notably, the deal does not include a provision that would expand background checks for all firearms sales or transfers in the country. Currently, background checks are not required for sales and transfers of weapons by private and unlicensed sellers.

Democrats have long supported such a requirement, and last year the House passed gun legislation that would expand background checks on all commercial gun sales, marking the first congressional decision on significant gun control since Democrats won the White House and a majority in both houses of Congress. .

Assault weapons ban

Also left out is a federal ban on military-style assault weapons, another measure Democrats have pushed for in recent years, citing mass shootings involving such weapons.

Higher minimum purchase age

Additionally, the deal does not include a change to the age a person must be to purchase an assault-type weapon. Democrats, including West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the most conservative Democrat in the chamber, have said the age to buy assault weapons should be raised from 18 to 21.
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What happened on day 105 of the war in Ukraine https://atriunfar.net/what-happened-on-day-105-of-the-war-in-ukraine/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 05:34:00 +0000 https://atriunfar.net/what-happened-on-day-105-of-the-war-in-ukraine/ Even as Russia hammers eastern Ukraine with heavy artillery, it is cementing its grip on the south, saying it has restored roads, rails and a vital freshwater canal that could help it claim permanent dominance over the region. Expanding Russian infrastructure in the occupied south could allow Moscow to fortify a “land bridge” between Russia […]]]>

Even as Russia hammers eastern Ukraine with heavy artillery, it is cementing its grip on the south, saying it has restored roads, rails and a vital freshwater canal that could help it claim permanent dominance over the region.

Expanding Russian infrastructure in the occupied south could allow Moscow to fortify a “land bridge” between Russia and Crimea and continue its efforts to assert control through the introduction of Russian currency and the appointment of proxies.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei K. Shoigu said tuesday that the military, together with Russian Railways, had repaired about 750 miles of track in southeastern Ukraine and established the conditions for traffic to flow from Russia through the Ukrainian region of Donbass to occupied territory in Kherson and Crimea.

Mr Shoigu also said water was flowing back to Crimea through the North Crimean Canal – an important source of fresh water that Ukraine cut off in 2014 after the Kremlin annexed the peninsula. Mr Shoigu said car traffic was now open between “mainland” Russia and Crimea.

Mr. Shoigu’s claims about the restored roads and railways could not immediately be verified.

Satellite images reviewed by The New York Times showed water flowing through parts of the channel in Crimea that were dry until March. Russian engineers blasted a blockage in the canal in late February, days after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Ukrainian officials did not immediately comment on Wednesday.

The North Crimean Canal, a 250-mile-long engineering marvel built under the Soviet Union, had carried water from the Ukrainian Dnipro to the arid Crimean Peninsula until President Vladimir V. Putin s seized it in 2014.

Credit…Brendan Hoffman for The New York Times

After the annexation of Crimea, Ukraine threw bags of sand and clay into the canal to prevent the Russian occupiers from taking advantage of the precious fresh water.

Instead of flowing towards the Crimea, the canal was used to irrigate melon fields and peach orchards in Ukraine’s Kherson region to the north.

Ukrainian officials have said cutting off the water is one of the few levers at their disposal to inflict pain on Russia without resorting to military force.

For the Kremlin, the blockage represented a vexing and costly infrastructure challenge, with Crimean residents suffering from chronic water shortages and occasional cuts at the tap.

When Mr Putin massed troops on the Ukrainian border last year, some analysts speculated that the canal was one of the prizes the Kremlin wanted.

Even as Russia sought to tighten its control in the south this week, a clandestine battle erupted inside the occupied regions, involving Kremlin loyalists, Russian occupying forces, Ukrainian partisans and the Ukrainian military. .

On Tuesday, Ukrainian media released a video of what it said was an explosion at a cafe in the occupied city of Kherson that had been used as a gathering place for people collaborating with Russian forces. Russian state media described it as an act of “terror”.

It was the latest in a series of attacks targeting Russian supporters and proxies. It came amid reports – mostly impossible to independently verify – of Ukrainian guerrillas blowing up bridges, targeting railway lines used by Russian forces and killing Russian soldiers on patrol.

Credit…Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said there was a targeted guerrilla movement operating in the south. “The supporters are fighting very actively,” he said. on his YouTube channel.

In the east, where the two armies are fighting for control, Ukrainian officials were considering whether to withdraw their forces to the town of Sievierodonetsk, the last major pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the Luhansk region.

Sievierodonetsk has been ravaged by weeks of Russian bombardment, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday called the city and its neighbor Lysychansk “ghost towns”, physically destroyed and almost empty of civilians.

“The fighting is still raging and no one is going to abandon the city, even if our military has to retreat to stronger positions,” Serhiy Haidai, Ukraine’s military governor of the Luhansk region, told Ukrainian television, according to Reuters.

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Moscow’s announcement of expanding ties with the occupied south seemed certain to be welcomed in Ukraine as further proof of Russia’s determination to break up Ukraine and plunder its natural resources.

“Russia is trying to build infrastructure for military supply,” said Mykhailo Samus, deputy director for international affairs at the Army Studies, Conversion and Disarmament Center, a research group in Kyiv, the capital. Ukrainian.

“Maybe they are trying to steal agriculture, food products from the occupied territories,” he added.

Russian authorities said the first train traveled from the occupied city of Melitopol to Crimea carrying grain – cargo that Ukrainian officials say was stolen from Ukrainian farmers forced to hand over their crops for a pittance or Nothing at all.

Russia has blockaded Ukraine’s Black Sea ports since the start of the war, trapping more than 20 million tons of grain for export and worsening a global food crisis. Darkening the long-term outlook, grain silos in Ukraine are still half full, the Ukrainian Grain Association said on Wednesday, raising the possibility that much of this year’s harvest could be left in the fields.

On Wednesday, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers held talks aimed at allowing Ukrainian grain to reach world markets via the Black Sea.

Credit…Nicole Tung for The New York Times

But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei V. Lavrov played down the problem, suggesting a global food disaster caused by a Russian blockade was a Western exaggeration.

“The current situation has nothing to do with the food crisis,” Lavrov told a press conference in Ankara, the Turkish capital. “The Russian Federation does not create any obstacles to the passage of ships and vessels.”

He blamed Ukraine, saying its naval mines and refusal to use the humanitarian corridors offered by Russia in the Black Sea shipping lanes were blocking exports.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu disagreed, saying it was a global problem but involved both Russian and Ukrainian products.

“The food crisis in the world is a real crisis,” Cavusoglu said, noting that Russia and Ukraine together provide around a third of the world’s grain products.

Cavusoglu said a mechanism was needed to move not only Ukrainian agricultural products through the Black Sea, but also Russian fertilizers, which are vital for global agriculture.

He suggested the answer lay in a United Nations proposal asking the international community to provide guarantees for shipments that addressed security concerns on both sides.

Ukraine was not invited to the Ankara talks, and its government and that of Russia blame each other for the lack of exports.

The two countries normally supply about 40 percent of Africa’s wheat needs, according to the United Nations.

Ukrainian officials are deeply skeptical of a promise by Mr Putin, which Mr Lavrov repeated, that if the ports were cleared, Russia would not exploit them to send an invasion fleet. Russian warships also patrol the Black Sea shipping lanes.

Oleksii Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said on Twitter Wednesday, “Our position on grain supply is clear: safety first. He accused Russia of “artificially creating obstacles to take over the market and blackmail Europe over food shortages”.

The United States cited satellite images of cargo ships to accuse Russia of looting stocks of Ukrainian wheat it exported, mostly to Africa, echoing Ukrainian government allegations that Russia stole up to 500 000 tons of wheat, worth $100 million, since it invaded Ukraine in February.

Wheat is not the only Ukrainian resource that worries. As Ukraine prepares for what promises to be a tough winter, Mr Zelensky said the country will not sell its gas or coal abroad. “All national production will be directed to the internal needs of our citizens,” he said.

The report was provided by Valerie Hopkins, Ivan Nechepurenko, Malachi Browne, Neil MacFarquhar, Safak Timour and Anouchka Patil.

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