Ukrainian president awards 216 defenders

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Poll: 93% of Ukrainians see Holodomor as genocide

Poll: 93% of Ukrainians see Holodomor as genocide

25.11.2022 22:22

As many as 93% of Ukrainians believe that the Holodomor of 1932-1933 was genocide of the Ukrainian people, and only 3% don’t think so.

That’s according to a survey conducted by the Rating Sociological Group on November 20-21, 2022, Ukrinform reports.

“Some 93% said they agree with the statement that the Holodomor of 1932-1933 was genocide of the Ukrainian people. Only 3% deny this, and 4% were undecided,” the report said.

Over the past decade, the number of respondents who agree with the statement that the Holodomor of 1932-33 is genocide of the Ukrainian people has increased by one-and-a-half times.

The Holodomor of 1932-33 is seen as genocide by most residents of the western, central, and southeastern regions of Ukraine. Also, there were no significant deviations in terms of age in this matter.

On the fourth Saturday of November, Ukrainians honor the memory of the victims of the Holodomor. In the 20th century, Ukrainians experienced three famines: in 1921-1923, 1932-1933, and 1946-1947. The most extensive was the famine of 1932-1933 – it is called the genocide of the Ukrainian people carried out by the Stalinist regime.

Honey, We Shrunk The Nuclear Reactor | Hackaday

https://hackaday.com/2022/11/25/honey-we-shrunk-the-nuclear-reactor/

Power Engineering] took a trip to the Westinghouse facility that provides maintenance for nuclear reactors. The research division there has a new microreactor called eVinci and — according to the company — it is a disruptor. Technically, the device is a heat pipe-based passive cooling design that can generate 5 MW of electricity or 13 MW of heat from a 15 MW heater core. You can see a video about the device below.

The company says its initial targets…

A journey to the site of the Nord Stream explosions – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-63636181

Prosecutors in Sweden say explosions on a gas pipeline between Russia and Europe were the result of sabotage. The explosions in the Baltic Sea targeted pipelines carrying natural gas from Russia to Europe. Russia denies any involvement. Before the announcement, Katya Adler travelled to the site, and was separately told by Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg that the west could go to war if Russia attacked infrastructure providing critical energy supplies...

What To Expect When Getting Your Roof Inspected – General Contractors in Chicago

Comment by tonytran2015: It is worth to hire a REALLY independent roof inspection specialist who is NOT incentivized by any roof repairs company.

https://generalcontractorsinchicago.com/2022/11/18/what-to-expect-when-getting-your-roof-inspected/

If you’ve noticed shingles flying off your roof or a telltale leak, it’s time to call in the professionals for a professional inspection. This is especially important if you live in an area that experiences seasonal storms or heavy winds. A professional roofing inspection will help you determine the best course of action to keep your home protected.

Before you start making decisions about your roof, schedule a free inspection with a reputable roofing contractor. The inspector will take a look at the overall condition of your roof and provide you with suggestions on how to repair or replace any areas that need attention. This will help you decide what to do next and save you money by avoiding unnecessary repairs.

The inspector will do is take a careful look at your roof…

Germany using more coal instead of Russian gas – DW – 11/06/2022

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-using-more-coal-instead-of-russian-gas/video-63662868

Germany is struggling with its own commitments to cutting carbon emissions. The flow of Russian gas has reduced to a trickle because of the war in Ukraine. Instead, Germany is turning to the dirtiest fossil fuel of all, and disrupting people’s lives in the process…

White House deletes tweet about Social Security — RT World News

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2 Nov, 2022 20:51

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White House deletes tweet about Social Security

Twitter users had earlier fact-checked the text and claimed it was actually bragging about sky-high inflation

White House deletes tweet about Social Security

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US President Joe Biden’s administration has quietly deleted from the official White House account a tweet posted on Tuesday that praised a big increase in Social Security payments.  

The move came after users had appended a fact-check arguing the president was effectively boasting about the high inflation rate. 

Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,” the tweet read. A skeptical user had added a note clarifying that the size of the cost-of-living increase is calculated proportional to inflation, meaning a record increase in one reflects a record increase in the other.  

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The text was deleted on Wednesday without explanation. An administration official later told Fox News the reason for the removal was that “the point was incomplete.” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded similarly during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, explaining the tweet had been posted “without context” before attempting to add that context.  

Because Medicare premiums will decline in 2023 for the first time in a decade, American seniors will have “a chance to get ahead of inflation” thanks to the “rare combination of rising benefits and falling [Medicare] premiums,” Jean-Pierre explained. “And let’s not forget about MAGA Republicans in Congress and their continued threat to threaten Social Security and Medicare,” she added, insisting both would be “on the chopping block” under a Republican government.

READ MORE: Elon Musk promises ‘most accurate source of information on Earth’

Unlike official Twitter fact-checks, Wednesday’s ‘community note’ about the link between Social Security payment increases and inflation was added by ordinary users and voted up to the point where it appeared on the White House tweet. This is a relatively recent feature the platform’s newly-minted owner Elon Musk had described earlier that day.  

Inflation has reached a 40-year high under the Biden administration, boosting the Social Security cost-of-living increase to 8.7% for 2023, the largest hike since 1981. With less than a week to go before the mid-term elections, nearly half of the respondents to a poll conducted last week said inflation (or “the economy” in general) was the most important issue they would consider when voting.

Scientists discover ‘planet-killer’ asteroid threatening Earth — RT World News

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31 Oct, 2022 21:55

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Scientists discover ‘planet-killer’ asteroid threatening Earth

An asteroid discovered by a group of American scientists is the largest potentially hazardous one found in over eight years

Scientists discover ‘planet-killer’ asteroid threatening Earth

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A giant asteroid could potentially cross paths with Earth, a group of American scientists have warned, adding that the one they recently discovered is the biggest detected in over eight years. Named 2022 AP7, the celestial body is 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) wide, the team revealed, adding that its potential impact would be felt across multiple continents.

“So far, we have found two large near-Earth asteroids that are about one kilometer across, a size that we call ‘planet killers’,” Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at the Earth and Planets Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science and the leading author of a paper describing the discovery, said in a press release. But only 2022 AP7 has an orbit that makes it potentially dangerous for Earth, according to the scientists.

 The ‘planet killer’ asteroid was hiding somewhere between Earth and Venus, making it difficult to detect. Astronomers have to look in the Sun’s direction to study this area, and state-of-the-art orbital telescopes like James Webb or Hubble cannot be used in such studies since the Sun’s glare would burn their sensitive optics.

“Only about 25 asteroids with orbits completely within Earth’s orbit have been discovered to date because of the difficulty of observing near the glare of the Sun,” Sheppard explained. In this particular case, the scientists made the discovery using the Dark Energy Camera of the Victor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

Giant asteroid closes in on Earth – NASA 

Read moreGiant asteroid closes in on Earth – NASA 

Although the inner solar system still remains largely a terra incognita when it comes to asteroids, the scientists believe that this area contains few potential dangers for Earth. 

“There are likely only a few [near Earth asteroids] with similar sizes left to find,” Sheppard said, adding that most of them likely have orbits that would never put them on a collision course with Earth. It is also unclear when, if ever, 2022 AP7 could pose an acute danger to Earth.

Yet, according to Space.com, astronomers already monitor as many as 2,200 potentially hazardous asteroids that are more than one kilometer wide. Such space rocks potentially pose a danger to the entire planet since even a 50-meter-wide asteroid could damage an entire city like London if it explodes over its center, the media outlet notes.

An asteroid called Apophis has an orbit that is dangerously close to Earth. Back in 2020, scientists warned that it could hit the planet in 2068. Later that same year, the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences said that the 370-meter-long space rock could come within the orbits of some of our communication satellites as early as in 2029.