Scottish separatists accuse the BBC of ‘propaganda ‘.

The Scottish Premier and leader of the separatist, Alex Salmond, if is itself attacked the media group, after an altercation with this reporter during a press conference Thursday. Nick Robinson has interrupted him several times, accusing him of not responding to questions on the consequences of the departure of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the event of independence. In an interview with the Herald Scotland published three days later, Alex Salmond stated that the treatment of the journalists from the BBC was "biased", but "unconsciously". The suspicions against the BBC have mushroomed in the camp of freedom fighters during the month of June, when the Group announced that it was terminating the contract of Gary Robertson, journalist of the program "Good morning Scotland", known to be favourable to the independence. A few days earlier, a study conducted by the University of West Scotland claimed that the show was oriented and favoured the favour of the ‘no’ subjects. .

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ISS: when NASA funds bleeds Boeing and SpaceX.

Nasa announced Tuesday choosing Boeing and SpaceX to build two first spacecraft private capable of transporting astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and put an end to dependency vis-à-vis the Russian Soyuz. Sierra Nevada, whose project was not accepted, proposed a five place called Dream Chaser mini-navette able to arise as in aircraft. Both Boeing and SpaceX submitted systems – the CST-100 and the Dragon V2, respectively – which will allow us to transport crews to the ISS within only a few years, said Nasa boss Charles Bolden during an announcement to the press at the Space Center Kennedy, near Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is a total $ 6.8 billion contract. Boeing is awarded the largest share with $ 4.2 billion, while 2.6 billion return to SpaceX. Nasa has already spent 1.5 billion dollars since 2010, of which 800 million this year to design and develop spaceships private capable of carrying astronauts to the ISS, with a first selection in 2012 of Boeing, SpaceX, and a third competitor, Sierra Nevada. The first flights of these private vessels should take place in 2017. The contract covers in total six manned missions to the ISS for each of the two companies. The choice to retain two companies to build two vessels resulted from the desire of Nasa to maintain competition which, according to the Agency, is the best way to build the space transportation system the safest and least expensive. The choice of Nasa was praised by several members of Congress. I congratulate Nasa and eagerly await the moment where the United States will launch new American astronauts with American rockets from American soil, said Republican Representative Lamar Smith, Chairman of the Committee on Science and the space of the room, adding that pay the Russians 70 million per astronaut to access the ISS should cease as soon as possible. For Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, this announcement marks a milestone in our nation’s space program. .

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Swimming, Pilgrims: doping? I would have left him immediately Magnini.

Milan-zero Tolerance with dopa, I hope they put in all the key buttino because we do a sit so ,, Federica Pellegrini takes place and no doubt about what he would do instead of Carolina Kostner, when her former boyfriend Alex Schwazer was found positive before marching to London 2012. If it had happened to Filippo (Magnini, ndr) I would have ditched many months earlier, said the Olympic champion in swimming, testimonial along with boyfriend and colleague of a video game. Sorry for her and him-still the Pilgrims said, referring to Kostner and Schwazer-. I saw the press conference of Schwazer, I think its has been a personal weakness, maybe he couldn’t return to his levels and this is hard to accept for each athlete. However, he added, I don’t tolerate doping, nor in General shortcuts in life: I could not be with a person that dopa. With regard to the availability request for athletes for doping controls, Pilgrims said to have an alarm on your phone every evening at 22, to build the location form. Once can happen to forget, maybe two, but three becomes difficult-he said-I’ve always believed in clean sport and I am sorry to see that doping is rampant even in the nuotoPoi Pilgrims came back to talk about his new separation from French engineer Philippe Lucas: Well be i gufi, bring luck. It’s always that way, whenever I get off in the water there is a part that hopes to see me go wrong-the venetic champion said–but the owls bring luck, I hope there are more and more. What Lucas has not been a divorce, a nasty word used in many titles. It is better to have a coach in mind 24 hours a day, in fact Matteo works with me by two years. To many that annoys both 32 years better than many others, but in Italy it is always so. The future is more and more on ‘ his ‘ race: Now I focus on the 200 freestyle to enhance every technical aspect. It’s my race, the first medal in Athens 2004 and many others, it makes me feel about myself, he clarified the Pilgrims, which distances itself from the quarrel between the President of Coni, Giovanni Malagò, and the swimming Federation, Paolo Barelli. I don’t want to get into it. I am of the Aniene, chaired by Malagò-cut short. For sure I have suffered many injustices in my career, but this is not the time to talk about it. .

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Klezmer: Joann Sfar dates back to the sources of anti-Semitism.

History – the Klezmer is the musical tradition of Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews. It is the music of exile strongly imbued with different influences. The series by Joann Sfar, begun in 2005, tells the wanderings of a group of Jewish musicians in Odessa around 1900, seeking to flee the violence and pogroms. The troupe consists of four musicians and the beautiful singer Hava. A band of Merry Angela, who wanders village party to earn his daily bread. The first four albums of this Slavic soap opera mentioned parties, friendships, thwarted love or petty theft, in a light and whimsical tone. The merry band of acrobats move to the nitty-gritty in the last volume which closes the series Klezmer. In Kishinev, Moldova, instead of the worst massacre of the Jews, prevented other members of the community of Ukraine, Poland and Russia to bury their dead. The reason: prevent collective amnesia. It is necessary that the bodies are photographed and the images broadcast around the world. The fifth and final novel, Kishinev-des-crazy about him, is darker, with backdrop of the bloody pogrom of Kishinev. Must we still submit the eclecticism and the prolixity of Joann Sfar, who since 1994 has signed more than 120 comic strips, among which Le Chat du Rabbi or little vampire? Born in 1971 in Nice, Jewish parents respectively Ashkenazi and Sephardic, the author has followed after his master of philosophy, education in fine arts: "this double cursus is harbinger of his work, which intimately blend pictures and thinking about the world," writes precisely Dominique Petitfaux, in an article in the Encyclopædia Universalis. Parallel to his activities of the 9th art, Sfar will carry out, in 2010, the film Gainsbourg (heroic life) and will agree to be the curator of the exhibition Brassens, his idol, at the Cité de la musique in Paris in 2011. Far from stop in so good way, he published his first novel without images, the Lord in 2013, while trying to the radio Chronicle on France Inter. It is more individual destinies here is bric and broc, but universal destiny. The approach of Tchokola, the Gypsy of the band and only non Jewish, wished to counteract the rise of violence. And desolation which turns behind the desperate phrase of Vincenzo: "if I thought that a poetic or artistic discipline could screen the savagery, you think that I have not abandoned the violin. It is true that the lyrics are harsh in Klezmer. Between "Dirty Jew", "we want you", or even "you’re Devils", keep a cool head depends on virtue. Don’t you are wrong, however! Certainly Kishinev-des-crazy, is by far the most tragic album of the saga. Nevertheless, the reader finds the earthiness of the characters and the situations gags. A love story has even been able to be born in the middle of so much devastation and human folly. Leave the final word to the poet of the album. Quite cowardly at the beginning of the story, when prisoner and in a bad position he hears the worst profanity on his people, he is willing to suffer all the torture of the moment "in one hundred years, we did hear more such assholes". .

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Wolfsburg next international try.

For Everton, the Bundesliga will return on Thursday at least in the small European Cup and ended the German English week at number two in Liverpool. The VfL has waited a long time to play, international Managing Director of Klaus Allofs before the flight on the island said. 1622 days after the quarter-final of 2010 against Fulham Wolfsburg restarts against a Premier League club and shows little modest. The expectations are so low, Allofs said ignoring. Who wants to keep the trophy at the end in the hands, must beat such opponents, too. Given the teams from Lille and the Russian Krasnodar the VfL Manager said: I believe that we are not only competitive, but with Everton are favourites in the group. That speaks for the increased self-confidence of Wolfsburg that Allofs also stressed: we play in a group which would not particularly conspicuous in the Champions League. Thus, the actual target of the lender is named. Allofs and coach Hecking, it precedes in the aggregate not necessarily more economical, sure, but quieter and in small steps. The coach therefore also sought to get the benefits of less important competition VW. Also the Europa League can mean a great reputation at the end, if we can succeed in this competition successfully to play football, said the coach who has brought little international experience from his time in Aachen to Wolfsburg. .

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Presidential: hypothesis for a massively rejected Holland bid.

The hypothesis of a new application of François Holland 2017 presidential is massively rejected by the French, with only 13 percent of favourable opinions, according to an Ifop-Fiducial for Paris Match and Sud Radio poll to be published Wednesday. The current head of l?State ranks last in a list dominated by Alain Juppe, whose candidacy is desired by 44% of respondents. Marine Le Pen arrives in second place (38%), ahead of Manuel Valls (36%), François Bayrou and Nicolas Sarkozy (also at 36%). They are a group of four personalities whose candidacy in 2017 is desired by 30% of respondents: Martine Aubry, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Jean-Louis Borloo and former Prime Minister François Fillon. Alain Juppé (with 39% here) also comes top of the personalities that the French want to see represent the UMP in 2017, before Nicolas Sarkozy (27%), François Fillon (15%), Bruno Le Maire (13%) and Xavier Bertrand (6%). Presidential: the hypothesis of a Holland nomination massively rejeteeicolas Sarkozy is however praised right, with 47 percent of favourable opinions among supporters of this camp, and 57% of those of the UMP. Alain Juppe gets for his part only 26% among supporters of right and only 29% within those of the UMP. Only 7% of respondents wish to François Holland represents the PS in 2017. Manuel Valls gets 40 percent of favourable opinions, before Martine Aubry (30%) and Arnaud Montebourg (23%). Less than a French on two (45%) believe finally that the current head of l?State will indeed be candidate in 2017, compared with 90% who see Marine Le Pen candidate and 83% new candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. 75% of respondents think that Alain Juppe will in turn candidate, Manuel Valls, 71% 73% François Bayrou and 70% François Fillon. Survey online from 11 to 15 September, a sample of 981 people 18 and older, according to the method of quotas. .

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Vallejo: The Expo is not a rite or a huge show. And stop eating meat.

«Do not let Expo 2015 will become just a huge food show, a megafiera, a giant Food Festival of typical products. We will not solve the problem of malnutrition with the lard of Colonnata. Let’s not forget the fundamental ethical issue that should be at the base of the international event: world hunger. How to eradicate, like win dramatic water shortages that awaits us. How to feed a planet already by 7 billion inhabitants who will soon be 9 billion before 2050. How to use scientific discoveries to improve really feeding and health. If we want to prevent scenarios that you announce doomsday». Umberto Veronesi appeals to Expo on the eve of the tenth edition of "The Future of Science", International Conference of the Foundation of Verona, which will be held at the island of San Giorgio in Venice from Thursday to next Saturday, just on the subject of fame. "We must revolutionize our way of life. And we need a new ethic of responsibility. Today one billion human beings suffer from hunger, while another two billion suffer from diseases related to overeating. You need a healthier diet and more respectful of the planet. For example, whilst persuading ourselves all that we have to stop eating meat completely. We at least eat a lot less. Maybe once a week rather than twice a day. Not only do health gains. It has been calculated that to produce one pound of meat requires 20,000 litres of water. It will no longer be possible in the future. Forget this way of feed. Today we breed 4 billions of animals for human consumption. And it is unthinkable to increase further the number». «Using new plant species more resistant to drought. More resilient to difficult and extreme climates. More resistant to salt. But even using special types of cereals are able to defeat diseases. As the "Golden Rice" the rice developed by Ingo Potrykus, the Zurich professor who will be present at Venice. Is a type of rice that contains vitamin A and can defeat diseases like blindness prevalent among those who have a poor power supply of this vitamin». "I am convinced that organic farming and traditional foods can live safely alongside of GMO. We must not be afraid of genetics. Genetics is widely used in medicine. And the same fruits, plants, vegetables we eat normally, are the effect of genetic modification. We are all genetically modified organisms. And we should not fear the words. If the term GMO is unhappy, let’s call it "plant breeding". Thing that the farmers have always done in history. " "We must find a balance that would allow different types of agriculture to cohabit. In the case of Golden Rice, for example, we are just in front of a scientific discovery behind which there is no multinational. It is a very interesting research frontier for the future. And not just vitamin A may be added to foods ‘. «You could produce bananas, for example, a given vaccine containing useful to populations that they feed of bananas. And so on. It makes no sense to close the doors to GMOs. We apply all safeguard standards we want. But not stop scientific research. I hope the Expo Milan tackle these issues seriously that has tied the future of the planet. And leave us a program, guidelines, a "Charter of Milan" as I call it, to be implemented at the international level. " .

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Sel still believes in the orange thing.

The Democratic Party has said that if the project is national there are no problems. And Pisapia said it was local ,. Friction? This affair did not create friction with the Pd. maybe it’s premature to talk about it, but it is in the nature of things, the fact that it continues the centre-left Alliance. I have no signs that this thing has caused tummy ache in the Democratic Party. We continue to work together. There is a regurgitation of self-sufficiency within the Pd. The orange thing is the last beach for Sel? You’re objective difficulty policy ,. I wouldn’t call of last resort. One thing is certain: what was Sel it rethought, that many have said and I say me too. If this happens with the thing rethinking orange or purple thing, we’ll see. What is certain is that it is impossible not to see that there is a need for a left other than the Radio. Meanwhile the Pd sfonda il 45 percent. According to her there are temptations of hegemony? Anyone think there may also be. That the leadership the US practice ,. There is this risk. The leadership is aware that those percentages may not to take them to municipalities. And that even if the take would not be enough to win anyway. The relationship with the Democratic Party is absolutely good and laying off. .

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Scotland, police on high alert: fear of riots on the night of the vote.

Scottish police, "whatever the result of the referendum on independence", was put in a State of "high alert" because they fear riots on the night following the outcome of the vote. The news was disclosed by the newspaper "The Independent", according to which law enforcement officials "are monitoring the situation because tensions remain high between the two sides who are debating the future of the country. Brian Docherty, the head of the Scottish Police Federation, told the newspaper that the night between Thursday and Friday-at that time the result will be known-is considered a possible triggering moment. Currently, he added, there is nothing definite that I encourage them to believe that there will be problems of a certain type. But, in this "game", never say never. Changing scenario and information we receive from two fields (an implicit admission that there are agents who follow discretely sides from within, ndr) I confirm it. Sunday, thousands of people in favour of the independence of Scotland are massed in Glasgow in front of the headquarters of the BBC accusing journalists and especially the political commentator Nick Robinson, to have an attitude clearly in favour of the "No". One of the protesters said one of the reporters of the newspaper what are the intentions in the event of a successful unionist front. Go down into the street. We will not steal the victory from a cospiranzione at whose center there the BBC. Moods are these: never say never, so. .

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Mushroom picking: the economics of hunters and gatherers.

I was born in East Frisia – and doing it much (Yes, Yes, tea bag tossing), but a rarely: mushroom picking. It’s different here in Berlin and Brandenburg. Already the websites show that fungal Brandenburg and mushroom Forum ticker. EU on the mushroom fans Act the best locations. My forest, where I was on the road at the weekend with the family, not one of them definitely. The balance sheet: no single mushroom, for ticks. A study has addressed now so comprehensively as never before the mushroom – and Berry passion in Europe. The Dutch team has for the first time numerous statistics and studies evaluated, who collects actually wild fruits, vegetables and animals in Europe. The result: I not only stalking. 14% of Europeans are regularly in the forest on the road and collect themselves. At least 100 million Europeans also regularly wild food, what the authors call the edible forest range. Especially the regional differences are striking. Especially in Eastern Europe, the culture of collecting in the forest have tradition, says bone. That could stand with the income situation of the population in context. However, just the important change: the general economic growth make sure that fewer and fewer people in the forest collecting fruits or mushrooms. Who ever did leave in Sweden, In addition knows from personal experience: the Scandinavians love picking berries. In Italy being hunted like, in the Netherlands, however, hardly. Who collect mushrooms, the likes which By the way in the neighborhood, preferably within a radius of five kilometers. In addition, the study shows: in the forest, it attracts usually older people. It is argued often that soon hardly anyone in the forest to collect will be on the road. Eventually more and more people living in cities, the reference to nature go lost. But according to bone, which is not so easy: just the industrialization and urbanization drive people back into the forest, she is convinced. Especially the urban professionals would be the charm of collecting just rediscover. Also the increasing migration of people from East to West could cause more in the West gathered again. .

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