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The Turkish state continues to withhold Syria’s water share in the Euphrates, since January 27 this year, while pumping very small amounts of no more than 200 cubic meters per second.
This has caused the water to recede, a significant decrease in its level in the river course and a significant decrease in the level of the lakes and dams built in its course to more than 5 vertical meters.
The agreement between Turkey, Syria and Iraq in 1987 stipulates that Turkey must pump water from the Euphrates into Syrian territories at an amount of 500 cubic meters per second, and the Iraqi share is 60% of that amount.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in an area that includes more than 5 million people who depend on the Euphrates River for their production of drinking water, irrigation and electricity.
Muhammad Tarboush, from the Syrian North and East Dam Administration, said during a previous statement to the ANHA agency: “We are facing a real catastrophe with regard to drinking water because the low level of the river has led to the contamination of the water. , which can lead to dangerous diseases like cholera, which is common in summer, and most major cities in northern and eastern Syria depend on the Euphrates River for drinking water. “
More than 30 stations are out of service and others are operating at half capacity.
In the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor
More than 10 water treatment plants are out of service and more than 226,000 people lack drinking water.
“Hajin’s main water plant, which operates with a production capacity of 160 cubic meters per hour, with a branch network of more than 20 km, has been out of service, while 80,000 people depend on this station for their supply. of water”.
The Al-Susah water plant operates with a capacity of 160 cubic meters per hour and a length of its network of 8 km was also taken out of service and deprived 45,000 people of drinking water.
The Abu Al-Hassan plant operates with a capacity of 160 cubic meters per hour and 25 km of network and feeds 25,000 people.
The Al-Sha`fa water station, which operates with a production capacity of 160 cubic meters per hour and the network is 30 km long, feeds 20,000 people.
The Al Kashmah water station, which operates with a production capacity of 160 cubic meters per hour and has a network length of 30 km, feeds 23,000 people.
The Al-Bu Badran water station, with a capacity of 160 cubic meters and a 15 km network, feeds 18,000 people.
The Al Safafna water station, which operates with a production capacity of 160 cubic meters and the length of the network is 10 km, feeds 15,000 people.
There are 36 water stations, most of which are out of service, and the others are threatened with shutting down if the water level continues to drop. Some 200,000 people are deprived of drinking water.
On the western line, Hawa al-Hawa stations are completely out of service, while Hawija Faraj, al-Yamamah farm and al-Salhabiyya al-Sharqiya station are operating at half capacity, threatening to be shut out. service if the water level drops further.
In the northern countryside, the two stations of Al-Hashem and Al-Maslakh, which are located in the northeast of the city, are operating at half capacity after lengthening the canals and installing connections for the pumps to be able to supply water from further afield.
In the southern countryside, Al-Uqirishi Station is completely out of service.
In the eastern countryside, the Al Karama station is also operating at half capacity, while a new station is completely out of service.
The Al-Shaher station is 70% out of service, while the Al-Rayyash station, which operates on the Al-Hos line, is only 55% operational.
The reason for the continued operation of some stations is due to the fact that the station management has taken some measures to supply water to the people by running long connections to water pumps and obtaining water from places further away from what was being drawn from. they. This must have been done by the decomposition of the water.
The situation is no different in the Tabqa region
Seven water stations have been completely out of service, threatening the lives of more than 114,000 people and depriving them of drinking water.
According to information reported by the Tabqa Region Municipalities Committee, Tawi station and Shams al-Din station, serving the sub-districts of Al-Jarniya, Tal Othman, Shams al-Din and the villages affiliated to she, which exceeds 90 villages and irrigates almost 49,000 people, is permanently out of service.
Meanwhile, the Jaabar station, which serves the towns of Jaabar and Al-Mahmoudli, and has 20,000 people, has also completely stopped working.
The Ayed station, which serves the Ayed neighborhoods, the chalets and the radio station in the west of the city of Tabqa and serves 15,000 people, has been taken out of service.
The Al-Karain station, which serves Al-Kreen, Abu Hurairah, Al-Musharafa, and provides 5,000 people with water, is out of service.
The excavator station, which is considered a support line to the city and pumps 560 cubic meters per hour, is out of service.
The Sahel station, which serves the Sahel, Abu Qabei, Al Barouda and Al Bou Rajab, and supplies some 15,000 people, has also stopped operating.
Meanwhile, the Albu Assi station is partially operational, serving 10,000 people and pumping water to the villages of Rjm al-Ghazal – Al-Bu Asi.
Two water stations have been permanently out of service for more than two months. While most of the wells, even the spare ones that are used when needed, are also out of service.
The river’s water has reached its lowest levels and has been cut off, so far, in 83 villages in Kobane province. This occurred during a statement by the administrator of the Kobane Province Water Directorate, Fahd Muhammad, to the ANHA agency.
Popular demands for international pressure on Turkey
On May 5, dozens of people from the city of Tabqa and its countryside organized a meeting on the bank of the Euphrates River to protest against the confinement of the river’s water by the Turkish state and demanded that the international community put pressure on Turkey. to release some of the river water to Syria.
Meanwhile, the Tabqa water unit is currently working on the installation of horizontal pumps as a solution, considered an emergency, if the water level continues to drop.
In areas where stations are stopping, concerned authorities are working to provide water to residents through designated tanks, while some residents also rely on purchasing water from civilian tanks.
The pandemic has disrupted all areas of the public and private sphere, putting an end to customs and traditions that had been implanted in society for years. The economy has not been left out of these changes. Beyond the impact that the implementation of the restrictions has had on the indicators and in the markets, the world markets have also suffered the effects of the coronavirus.
A good example of this is the decision taken by CME Group, owned by the Chicago Stock Exchange. The operator announced in March 2020 the closure of the park as a precaution. The measure that was temporary is now perpetual. As has been done for 14 months, operations will continue to be carried out remotely. Thus ends with the traditional shouts of buying and selling that have been portrayed so many times in films, remaining recorded in the minds of the collectives as one of the hallmarks of the stock markets.
The CME, one of the largest derivatives exchanges in the world, had already closed face-to-face trading for most of the futures contracts in Chicago and New York in 2015, as face-to-face trades accounted for only 1% of the total volumes traded. . Choices in Chicago, which boasts a 173-year history, was the last bastion of exchange for old-school business fans.
Only Eurodollar options will be left out of this decision. CME is also considering delisting its S&P 500 futures and options contracts after the contracts expire in September 2021.
The decision taken by the Chicago Stock Exchange does not catch traders by surprise and could no longer become an exception to be the norm. Eyes are now on London, which will announce its decision in June. The expectations is that it follows in the footsteps of the American parquet. “It’s sad to see it end this way, but we will all turn the page and move on. It was a good run,” Dan Huber, an independent runner 31 years of experience behind him, tells Bloomberg.
This Thursday local elections are held in England and elections to parliament in both Scotland and Wales. In England, citizens vote for their local and regional representatives, the Mayor of London and the London Assembly, among others.
If Madrid were a country, only Turkey would further segregate its students based on their socioeconomic origin. In other words: the region chaired by Isabel Díaz Ayuso separates (or groups) its students according to their social class more than any other in all of Spain and is among those that do so the most in the entire developed world, according to the study prepared by Save the Children and Esade. The report, titled Diversity and freedom, reduce school segregation while respecting the ability to choose a center, leaves a clue of the possible reasons behind this data: “Educational policies play an essential role in school segregation.”
This statement makes perfect sense when one thinks of Madrid and its policies are compared with the elements that, according to this report, influence increasing segregation: financing of the centers, the fees of the concerted school, the scales to choose a school or institute , live enrollment or school zoning are some of the elements that are indicated as decisive. And hence the great differences between autonomous communities that the report points out.
Spain as a whole is not doing much better, in part because of the Madrid data, which pull the average upwards. The country is the third most segregated in the OECD, surpassed only by Lithuania and Turkey, the text adds. At the other end of Madrid, La Rioja and Cantabria stand out, due to their lower segregation, with figures that remain in half of the Madrid ones. The work of regions such as these two mentioned or Catalonia and Asturias also stands out, which have managed to reduce their segregation since 2015. In Madrid, the land of freedom of choice, it has risen both in Primary and Secondary. The poor are more and more with other poor and the rich, more and more with other rich.
This segregation is not anecdotal, say the report’s authors, but rather “has become a growing problem for the quality, equity and freedom of education in Spain.” Neither has it fallen from the sky or it simply occurs more or less naturally, for example by the mere fact that the geographic distribution of the population already groups it by socioeconomic level (wealthy neighborhoods, poor neighborhoods).
The text, prepared by Álvaro Ferrer, a specialist in educational equity at Save the Children, and Lucas Gortazar, Research Director at Esade EcPol, does not limit itself to describing the situation. The authors also defend that the ability to choose a center must be included in the concept of “educational freedom”, although they add that for this, this possibility of choice must be real and not be sustained only on paper as it is now, and propose eight measures so that may be possible. Some of them are: increasing positive discrimination to socioeconomic groups on admission; address the enrollment of students who join during the course; equip the centers [concertados] of sufficient financing and control to avoid the payment of quotas; and improve the school offer of public centers, among others.
This report confirms data from another, from February 2018, which already indicated Madrid among the most segregated regions in Europe.
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The report analyzes segregation at school based on two variables, the school stage and the origin of the students. And he concludes that it is greater in Primary than in Secondary and that it is given more by social class than by geographical origin. It almost goes without saying that Madrid leads the socioeconomic segregation both in Primary and Secondary, although it remains in the middle of the table in which it measures the differences by place of birth of the student (immigrants versus those born in the country).
In Primary and depending on the socioeconomic level, Madrid segregates at the level of Lithuania and above Spain as a whole, but also France, Chile or Portugal. Above is only Turkey in the entire developed world. The Gorard index in this case, which measures the “uniformity” of the system, yields a result of almost 0.35 for the region led by Díaz Ayuso. In other words, 35% of the students who belong to the poorest 25% of society (this measure has been chosen as it could have been any other) would have to change centers so that the representativeness of this specific group was the same in schools than in society. The data has risen (worsened) since 2015, when it was at 0.30.
Spain as a country presents a somewhat better figure, with a segregation of 0.32. However, it does not help you much to get down in this classification. Our country is the third most segregated in Primary, at a level similar to that of French neighbors, but higher than Portugal, for example, or Italy. With the Nordic countries, in the positions of honor in the table, it is difficult to compare (see graph).
In Secondary, the statistics leave Spain practically in the OECD average, bordering on a Gorard index of 0.30. Also to Madrid. In this case, the authors of the report emphasize, the wide difference between regions is more striking, with Madrid and the Basque Country at the fore (correlation or causality, they are the two regions that have the most concerted schools) and La Rioja and Cantabria a The tail. In this stage, it stands out, unlike in Primary, that the national average has fallen in recent years (less segregation), driven by the fall of Catalonia, Asturias, the Canary Islands, Cantabria and La Rioja (see graph). As happens in Primary, segregation does not increase depending on the nationality of origin of the students (at the national level, it does occur in autonomous regions such as Andalusia or Euskadi). It is not, this data seems to indicate, the nationality; is the money.
“Beyond the residential structure”
Why does this segregation occur? How much to blame is the existence of the concerted network, as is often pointed out? And the mere division of municipalities into more or less affluent neighborhoods? “Different studies show that beyond the residential structure of cities and regions and the double public-concerted network, educational policies play an essential role in school segregation,” the report responds.
Ferrer explains that the first thing is that the public debate is perverted. “We believe that in the debate that is taking place on freedom, two ideas must be reconciled: we talk about the freedom of choice of center, a recognized right, but we must also talk about the freedom that gives boys and girls the same possibilities to choose what they are going to do with their life, “he argues. Freedom of choice of center, yes, say Ferrer and Gortazar. Freedom to choose oneself and that life does not choose for one because it has not had the same opportunities because the educational system, the theoretical guarantor of it, does not exercise, too.
And the problem, continues this expert, is that many families don’t really choose. “Families with a lower socioeconomic level or of foreign origin have less access to information, because they have less social network,” begins Ferrer. “Native families or families with a higher socioeconomic level turn to friends or acquaintances, they also have fewer worries in their lives to be able to spend more time getting to know their centers, etc.”, he continues. In addition, “families with a lower socioeconomic level prioritize proximity because distance has a cost in transportation and conciliation. Also the fees charged in most subsidized centers [y algunos públicos], which prevent them from being accessible to all families. ”
Positive discrimination adds up
At this point, the authors of the report propose solutions that, in their opinion, would serve to simultaneously “reduce school segregation and respect (and even for the most vulnerable, expand) the families’ ability to choose.” As Ferrer explains, all these measures have already been tested somewhere (in Spain or abroad) with success. In any case, he adds, a battery of measures is offered and administrations are encouraged to “experiment.”
The first proposal and perhaps the most striking is “to increase positive discrimination to socioeconomic groups in the admission scales.” Spain, and this is a somewhat particular issue, is not strictly committed to school zoning, the report explains. In the Community of Madrid, for example, there is a single district in the entire region. But, as explained above, not all families have the same real choice. “To the extent that families with lower socioeconomic status benefit less from the choice, it makes sense to positively discriminate against them on admission and not reward high-income families, as is done in some communities,” the researchers write.
Ferrer explains the case of the Community of Madrid. The Decree of Freedom of Choice of 2013 introduced a change in the admission scales by reducing the weight of income as a criterion and introducing the extra point for being a relative of a former student, along with another point at the discretion of the center’s management. “This was the factor that contributed to the increase in segregation by socioeconomic level and migrant origin and not the introduction of the single district,” the authors say. To remedy this, they propose increasing the weight of socioeconomic criteria and eliminating the extra point for former students or discretionary, which some centers have used to favor higher incomes.
The ‘living license plate’
Another proposal from Save the Children and Esade involves modifying the so-called ‘live enrollment’, the enrollment of students – usually foreign – that occurs with the course already underway and which tends to disadvantage schools with a higher concentration of vulnerable students, as shown by the data for Catalonia. The solution is simple in this case: “An intelligent use of space reservations and increases and decreases in the ratio allows the live enrollment to be managed in a balanced way”.
A third proposal concerns the financing of the centers, explains Ferrer. “Both in terms of addressing the correct financing of the concerted school as a financing more applied to the situation of the students,” he says. Regarding the first, the authors believe, a tight financing of the concerted school would mean that the fees, excluding fees, would cease to be charged, and in any case it would be monitored that this was the case. Quotas also tend to result in underfinancing turning into overfinancing, allowing these centers an increase in resources that is intended “to improve the quality or differentiate the same school offer in a context of a quasi-educational market.”
Regarding funding, the report argues that a public school with more targeted and less general funding per center is capable of reducing segregation. “In the United Kingdom, more resources are given to centers with more vulnerable students in public schools. Segregation has been reduced thanks to this more equitable funding,” illustrates Ferrer.
In addition to these, the authors propose to implement double waiting list systems in the centers that discriminate by socioeconomic level and allocate places based on vacancies; organize (improve) the school offer of the public system to make it more attractive (dining rooms, morning classroom, compact day); replace the current slot allocation mechanism; and to promote the network of offices for schooling, information and support so that all families have the same conditions when choosing their center.
Are there any of these more important measures, with better results than the others? “The problem of segregation is very complex,” answers Ferrer. “That is why we offer several solutions and we encourage administrations to experiment, to test and see which ones work best. But all have been implemented somewhere, in Spain or abroad, and it has been proven that they work,” he closes.
Hollywood is not always so glamorous and cheerful for everyone. There are those who regret how their careers started.
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From the outside it seems that being a movie or television star is synonymous with living a life full of luxury and no regrets. However, there is a long list of child actors whose participation in a production changed their lives and surely if they could go back in time, they would not do it again.
who regret a movie or series
Recently, the actress who played Sam in iCarly refused to participate in the new season of the series, as she stated that she always felt ashamed of her role and never wanted to participate in any project like this or Sam & Cat.
According to what Jennette McCurdy herself revealed, when she was a child she was brought to auditions by her mother and when she was 11 years old, she was the main breadwinner in her family, for that reason she did not leave acting for years, despite that the older he grew, the less he liked his job.
The little one who stole everyone’s heart with the production of ET the alien, has regretted on more than one occasion having been part of the film.
“Of course there have been times when I have regretted being ET’s kid. My world went completely crazy. I had this stupid fame that you can’t go anywhere. It was like that for the first six months ET was in the cinemas. I would go out and be approached. I was a shy kid and being approached by adults all the time scared me. It was like a circus freak, but I only had to put up with it when I left the house, so I stopped going out. Made me an 11 year old hermit“, he told in an interview for Mirror in 2012.
On Star Wars: The Phantom MenaceGeorge Lucas introduced us to an Anakin Skywalker who was barely a child. Perhaps many thought that having the opportunity to have been the child version of Darth Vader was a dream. Yet for him it never was.
He has stated on several occasions that he never enjoyed the recordings, nor the interviews and received a lot of bullying during his childhood due to the criticism of the film; he left the acting career shortly after.
“A Little here, a Little there; a Little will greet you”, that phrase will always be remembered by those who were fascinated by Stuart Little, but for little Jonathan this was not so.
The protagonist of the meme “it’s today, it’s today!” he suffered from bullying at school, which was the trigger for him to leave acting. Lately he’s been trying to get back into the acting world with a few small roles.
The singer who has become a pop star was not really the one who regretted being Hannah Montana, it was her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, who wished he had never become a Disney star.
“I’m scared for her. She has a lot of people around her who are putting her in danger. I want her to take shelter from the storm. That damn ‘show’ destroyed my family. Hate to say it, but I’d undo it in a moment if I could.” said the star’s father, at the time, for GQ magazine.
Miley has also revealed that growing up in the spotlight, with people telling her what to do and how to look, greatly damaged her perception of herself and her mental health.
The actress who will always be remembered for bringing to life the adorable protagonist of Matilda, recently explained how he suffered from the severe sexualization of Hollywood and all that goes into being a child star.
This is another case of a star who did not hate her role, but hated what it triggered in her life. Mara retired from the world of acting shortly after rising to fame.
The actor who played Ron in the saga of Harry Potter He didn’t hate the character, he’s just ashamed of how he looks in the fourth movie of the tape.
The artist has assured that he is very sorry to see how his hair looks in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where she wore a red hair that reached her shoulders.
The actor who gave life to the main magician in the saga of Harry Potter He has assured that he hates the sixth film, but not for external causes. He does it because he feels his acting is terrible.
“I have to say I didn’t do a good job. I hate her. My acting is one-tone and I can see that I became complacent, and what I was trying to do I just didn’t get it,” Daniel told the British press.
Although he was no longer such a child, and despite the fact that the actor also appeared in Harry Potter, on more than one occasion he has claimed to detest the role he played Twilight; this is how it is to have given life to that vampire who made him fall in love with hundreds of adolescents, it is his great regret.
Apple’s iMessage (Messages) application is an old acquaintance that has been with us practically since the first iPhone, although it cover the years Apple has seen in it a way to integrate other elements more typical of the apps courier like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, etc. The problem is that outside the US it is practically perceived as that site where we are only going to read or send SMS.
But what many users do not know is that when those messages are exchanged with other users also on iPhone (or iPad and Mac), it is possible to access a richer experience, with animojis, voice notes, photos and videos and practically anything we can imagine. Even confetti and balloons flying all over the screen when we congratulate a friend on a birthday.
Apple wants your WhatsApp
It is precisely because of that condition as a messaging application strictly focused on the Apple ecosystem, that It has not managed to penetrate among users clearly (except in the US), so Californians now want to go one step further. According they report Some media, iOS 15 is going to undergo a “great renovation” that includes aspects such as a radical change in notifications or the home screen of their tablets. Maybe the arrival of the widgets?
Besides all that, and many more things, the goal of those from Cupertino is to turn that iMessage into a clear alternative to WhatsApp, including a good part of all those functionalities that the app owned by Facebook in terms of managing chats, groups, conversations and content that can be shared quickly and easily. Now, it remains to be seen that within those changes, there is a modification of this exclusivity strategy that limits any revolution to the iOS ecosystem.
And it is that in countries of mass adoption of the iPhone it is easy to reach the goal of turning iMessage into an alternative to WhatsApp, but In more fragmented countries with a clear majority of Android mobiles, such as Spain, reaching this goal is practically impossible, Especially if we talk about rivaling an app that has more than 2,000 million users. These changes will arrive with iOS 15 and, therefore, never before the month of September 2022, when the iPhone will go on sale that year, as well as the new operating system. Although we will be able to see something before, when for the month of June, with the WWDC underway, those of Cupertino already have something to show the worldor. Not just intentions.
We all know that Apple works with very defined plans, which are marking their times month by month until the moment of launch arrives. And in the case of the iPhone range, it is known by all that we find ourselves at those times of the year when Certain data that comes in can be practically considered good.
And since news about the smartphones from 2021, the name that has always been used to refer to them is iPhone 13 although, according to what they publish Some media such as CNet, this year we could return to the name “s”, after skipping the 11s version (for obvious reasons), those from Cupertino want their new models to end up being called iPhone 12s this year, despite the changes in the design more than obvious like that notch smaller.
Why no iPhone 13?
According to the sources, Apple wants to avoid that number 13 of the numbering of its iPhone because of the negative connotations that it has in much of the world, skipping that natural order until next year, in 2022, when we would have an iPhone 14 in our hands, directly. The way to sell this strategy would be that next year’s models are going to be a major leap in terms of terminal design, which would explain the continuity of the 12 range to its “s” version and that direct jump to another generation that does not have such “bad optics”.
But leaving aside the name, which is surely nothing more than an anecdote (although it is the only point where Apple’s strategy does not seem to have a clear criterion), we have other characteristics that will make apple fans happy. . One of them is the battery life. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhones from 2021 will be 20% more energy efficient than iPhone 12s from 2020 So, finally, autonomy can be stretched a little more and we cannot blame 5G connectivity.
In parallel, Jon Prosser he’s back to counterattack with a new prediction: we will have foldable iPhone with smartphones from 2022, so in Cupertino they seem to have taken that leap seriously. Finally, to say that this modification in the design of the two lenses of what will be the future iPhone 12s is also confirmed, since they will not have a vertical but oblique arrangement.
The Pelta-class frigate is a flexible ship that, as a combat transport and mobile hospital, is part of the foundation of the republican fleet. Ships of this type fulfill key strategic and logistical functions, ensure the operational readiness of the Great Army of the Republic and take part in important missions across the galaxy. This pack adds a Pelta-class Fragatte to a Galactic Republic fleet.