• Neutralizing antibody levels are highly predictive of immune protection from symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection | Nature Medicine

    Sérum de convalescents et de vaccinés.

    Le degré de protection contre les formes symptomatiques d’infection par le #SARS-CoV-2 est corrélé à la quantité d’anticorps neutralisant ; la protection contre les formes sévères nécessitent des taux moindres que ceux protégeant contre des formes moins sévères, ce qui fait qu’on est plus fréquemment et plus longtemps protégé contre les formes sévères,

    The estimated neutralization level for protection from severe infection is approximately sixfold lower than the level required to protect from any symptomatic infection. Thus, a higher level of protection against severe infection is expected for any given level of vaccine efficacy against mild SARS-CoV-2 infection. Assuming that this relationship remains constant over time, it appears probable that immunity to severe infection may be much more durable than overall immunity to any infection.

    Pour les variants, le taux d’#anticorps neutralisant est moindre par rapport à ceux dirigés contre le virus « d’origine », en sachant que cette diminution est corrélée à l’efficacité du vaccin au départ.

    For example, a fivefold lower neutralization titer is predicted to reduce efficacy from 95% to 77% in a high efficacy vaccine [exemple du Pfizer], but from 70% to 32% for a vaccine with lower initial efficacy.

    #immunité #vaccins #covid-19

  • Affaire de Viry-Châtillon : comment la police a fabriqué de faux coupables
    16 mai 2021 Par Pascale Pascariello, Antton Rouget et Antoine Schirer | Mediapart

    De nouveaux documents consultés par Mediapart, dont plusieurs vidéos d’audition que nous diffusons, montrent que des policiers chargés de l’enquête sur l’agression de leurs collègues à Viry-Châtillon ont déformé, en rédigeant leurs procès-verbaux, les propos de leur témoin principal, jusqu’à lui faire dire l’opposé de ce qu’il avait déclaré.


    #Violences_policières #mensonges_policiers

  • Mary Beth Meehan: Seeing Silicon Valley - LENSCRATCH

    “For more than seven decades, business leaders, politicians, and would-be entrepreneurs have tried to unravel the secrets of Silicon Valley. In just over one hundred powerful, haunting pages, Meehan and Turner have captured a side of the valley rarely seen: the deeply inequitable landscape of contingent and disproportionately foreign-born labor that makes its high-tech magic possible. Humane, insightful, and deeply compelling, this book tells the story of Silicon Valley in a completely new and utterly magnetic way.” – Margaret O’Mara, author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

    Photographer Mary Beth Meehan has a legacy of considering the complexity of communities and reminding us of our humanity through her portraits and interviews. For her newest project and book published by the University of Chicago Press, Seeing Silicon Valley, she joined forces with Silicon Valley culture expert Fred Turner to give us an unseen view of the heart of the tech world.

    When considering the population central to this American mythology, we might consider the characters of the television show Silicon Valley–rag tag techies that carry dark under eye circles from long days in front of a screen without sunshine and a small cluster of visionaries who have gotten very rich from technology. But the reality of place is very different. Behind this image lies another Silicon Valley, one segregated by race, class, and nationality in complex and contradictory ways. Its beautiful landscape lies atop underground streams of pollutants left behind by decades of technological innovation, and while its billionaires live in compounds, surrounded by redwood trees and security fences, its service workers live in their cars.

    With arresting photography and intimate stories, Seeing Silicon Valley makes this hidden world visible. Instead of young entrepreneurs striving for efficiency in minimalist corporate campuses, we see portraits of struggle—families displaced by an impossible real estate market, workers striving for a living wage, and communities harmed by environmental degradation. If the fate of Silicon Valley is the fate of America—as so many of its boosters claim—then this book gives us an unvarnished look into the future.

    Mary Beth Meehan uses photography to transform public spaces, works collaboratively to reflect communities back to themselves, and aims to jolt people into considering one another anew. Combining image, text, and large-scale public installation, Meehan’s work challenges notions of representation, visibility, and equity, and prompts people to talk with one another about what they see.

    Meehan’s first book, Seeing Silicon Valley: Life inside a Fraying America, with Fred Turner, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in Spring of 2021.

    “Seeing Newnan,” Meehan’s most recent public installation, was featured on the Sunday front page of The New York Times on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, in January of 2020, and has shifted the dialogue about representation, identity, and race in that small Georgia city.

    Meehan has held residencies at Stanford University, the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and at Brown University upcoming in 2021. She has lectured and led workshops at the School of Visual Arts, New York, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

    A native of Brockton, Massachusetts, Mary Beth holds degrees from Amherst College and the University of Missouri, Columbia. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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    Spread from “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America” University of Chicago Press, 2021

    Seeing Silicon Valley

    Seeing Silicon Valley is a collaboration between myself and Silicon Valley culture scholar Fred Turner. During the Fall of 2017 I was invited by Turner to hold an artist’s residency at Stanford University, in order to try to see, ­through my own eyes, what life was like for the thousands of workers in that mythic place. Since then Turner and I have worked together to present what we found – a place, within one of the richest economies in the world, where life is tenuous and where people struggle to find stability, connection, and community. These portraits and narratives are meant to draw viewers in to considering Silicon Valley on an intimate, human scale, and reflecting on what it means for our future.
    From “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America” University of Chicago Press, 2021

    ©Mary Beth Meehan, RAVI and GOUTHAMI Between them, Ravi and Gouthami have multiple degrees — in biotechnology, computer science, chemistry, and statistics. After studying in India and working in Wisconsin and Texas, they have landed here, in the international center of technology, where they work in the pharmaceutical-technology industry. They rent an apartment in Foster City and attend a Hindu temple in Sunnyvale, where immigrants from India have been building a community since the early 1990s. Although the couple have worked hard to get here, and they make good money, they feel that a future in Silicon Valley eludes them — their one-bed-room apartment, for example, costs almost $3,000 a month. They could move somewhere less expensive, but, with the traffic, they’d spend hours each day commuting. They would like to stay, but they don’t feel confident that they can save, invest, start a family. They’re not sure what to do next. From “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America” University of Chicago Press, 2021
    From “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America”

    ©Mary Beth Meehan, RICHARD Richard has spent his entire adult life in the auto industry, loving his work and making good money. In 2010, the year that GM went bankrupt and the plant he worked at in Fremont closed, he was earning $120,000 a year. After Tesla took over the plant, Richard got a job on the manufacturing floor. He was paid $18 an hour, or less than $40,000 a year. Richard started noticing things that didn’t seem right. As a line worker assembling car doors, he was required to work twelve-hour shifts, five or six days a week. Richard had a home, but he noticed young guys “who came in broke, with a bag of clothes” being hired, working the long shifts, sleeping in their cars, showering in the break room, and doing it again the next day. When a friend invited Richard to meet with the United Automobile Workers union, he agreed. Soon after that, when people complained to him about the low pay or long hours, he’d tell them that with the union, they could stand up for themselves. He handed out buttons and T-shirts, told people they had a choice. “We don’t want to break ’em,” he said of the company. “We just want a little larger piece of the pie — so we can have a cooler of beer every now and then, go camping once in a while.” Though he’d never received a negative review, Richard was fired last October, along with more than four hundred other workers. The UAW has filed a complaint, alleging that Tesla fired workers who were trying to unionize. The worst part for Richard, he says, is that he hears the employees are now too scared to talk about the union. He believes that all his hard work has been in vain. From “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America” University of Chicago Press, 2021
    From “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America” University of Chicago Press, 2021

    ©Mary Beth Meehan,WARREN In junior high, in Illinois, before he knew anyone else who had a personal computer, Warren got to play Lemonade Stand on his uncle Bob’s Commodore PET. At thirteen, he attended a computer trade show in Chicago: “I didn’t even know what I was looking at,” he says. “But it was cool. It piqued my curiosity profoundly.” In high school, Warren sought out a friend who could teach him all the workings of computers. After he graduated as his school’s valedictorian, Warren went to Stanford to study engineering and business. Then he became a venture capitalist, backing such fledgling firms as Skype, Hotmail, and Tesla (and turning down the founders of Theranos, one of Silicon Valley’s legendary frauds). Ten years ago, he says, “I did a very Silicon Valley thing”: he called a few of his industry pals to launch Thuuz, a service that creates highlights of sporting events in real time. He runs the company out of a bungalow in Palo Alto, adjacent to his house—just a block away from the garage where Hewlett-Packard began. Warren’s company is small, and while he wants it to be successful, he doesn’t strive to make it one of Silicon Valley’s giants. “Many of those companies are huge because they are willing to cross some lines,” he says—ethical, moral lines. “Steve Jobs was irascible,” he says, “Jobs was tough, Jobs was rude.” But, says Warren, thanks to the iPhone, billions of people in India and China now have access to information. “I put Steve Jobs above that line and say, ‘Yeah, he could have been a jerk, but he’s above that line.’” Warren feels differently about Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. “He has broken some massive, massive rules,” he says. “He is completely abusing his users.” Facebook has “corrupted our election. They corrupted Brexit, over in Europe. They’ve destroyed minorities in Asia. . . . They are below the line, below the line. Absolutely, below the line.” From “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America” University of Chicago Press, 2021

    #Mary_Beth_Meehan #Visages_Silicon_Valley

  • Great Reads in Photography: May 16, 2021 | PetaPixel

    Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!

    Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America — Lenscratch
    From “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America” University of Chicago Press, 2021
    Elisa and Family © Mary Beth Meehan, courtesy University of Chicago Press. 2021
    Mary Beth Meehan © Molly Heller

    Acclaimed photographer Mary Beth Meehan and Silicon Valley culture expert Fred Turner join forces to give us an unseen view of the heart of the tech world.

    “With arresting photography and intimate stories, Seeing Silicon Valley makes this hidden world visible,” says Aline Smithson in Lenscratch. “Instead of young entrepreneurs striving for efficiency in minimalist corporate campuses, we see portraits of struggle—families displaced by an impossible real estate market, workers striving for a living wage, and communities harmed by environmental degradation.

    “If the fate of Silicon Valley is the fate of America—as so many of its boosters claim—then this book gives us an unvarnished look into the future.”
    From “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America” University of Chicago Press, 2021
    Ravi and Gouthami © Mary Beth Meehan, courtesy University of Chicago Press, 2021

    Silicon Valley glitters with the promise of extraordinary wealth and innovation. But behind the façade lies a world segregated by race, class, and nationality in complex and contradictory ways.
    Cristobal was born in Bakersfield, out in the desert. After high school, he served eight years in the Army, including one tour in the Iraq war. He now works full time as a security guard at Facebook. He starts at dawn, guiding cars on and off the campus, and making sure walkers looking down at their phones cross safely. Despite this job, he has no health benefits, and he can’t afford to have a home in Silicon Valley. He’d like to go back to Bakersfield, to be near his mother, but there’s no work there. So he keeps doing his best. Cristobal feels he works hard, and has given back to his country, but his pay forces him to live in a rented repurposed shed, in a back yard in Mountain View. He’s starting to get angry. “Silicon Valley is a shithole,” he says.
    Cristobal © Mary Beth Meehan, courtesy University of Chicago Press, 2021

    “For those who have not been fortunate enough to make billionaire lists, for midlevel engineers and food truck workers and longtime residents, the valley has become increasingly inhospitable, testing their resilience and resolve,” say photographer Meehan and Turner in The New York Times.

    #Visages_Silicon_Valley #Fred_Turner #Mary_Beth_Meehan

  • Le fonctionnement écologique des villes : et si on pensait aux sols ? - Métropolitiques

    Sophie Joimel & Baptiste Grard & Laure Vieublé Gonod & Claire Chenu - 13 mai 2021
    Connaît-on la diversité des sols urbains ? Écologues et pédologues montrent que l’étude détaillée de leurs propriétés est nécessaire pour un aménagement plus écologique de nos villes.
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    La forte diversité des sols urbains

    Êtes-vous aménageur du territoire ou chercheur ? Urbaniste, architecte, jardinier ou pédologue ? De la réponse à cette question dépendent la définition et la perception que vous aurez du terme « sol urbain ». Pour certains, il s’agit de tout sol situé dans une aire urbaine (Blanchart et al. 2017). D’autres s’intéressent à l’occupation du sol bâti ou industriel. Les pédologues, quant à eux, les classent selon leur genèse, d’après leur degré de « perturbation anthropique » : c’est-à-dire en fonction du degré jusqu’auquel ces sols sont transformés ou construits par les activités humaines (Lehmann et Stahr 2007). La plupart ont des propriétés fortement influencées par ces activités – ce sont des sols dits anthropisés – en raison de leur utilisation et perturbation intense (Béchet et al. 2009). Il existe donc une diversité de sols urbains : des sols scellés
    (support des infrastructures), des sols remaniés avec des histoires très hétérogènes (de la friche industrielle au jardin, par exemple) ; des sols construits à partir de matériaux divers et, en faible proportion, des sols que l’on dit pseudo-naturels, c’est-à-dire peu remaniés par les activités humaines. Les sols construits, parfois uniquement constitués de résidus urbains, peuvent être nommés Anthroposols ou Technosols selon le référentiel pédologique choisi (Baize et Girard 2009 ; IUSS Working Group WRB 2014). Combinée avec les différents usages qui y prennent place, cette diversité de sols crée une hétérogénéité spatiale qui s’observe aussi bien au niveau horizontal que vertical (Béchet et al. 2009 ; Morel et al. 2005) (figure 1).

    #écologie #ville

  • Coronavirus: domestic workers queue up outside testing centres across Hong Kong braving scorching heat | South China Morning Post

    Coronavirus: domestic workers queue up outside testing centres across Hong Kong braving scorching heat. Some dress in red after a group urged workers to wear the colour as a sign of protest over the requirement for another test. Domestic helpers had nine days to comply with the first screening order, but this time have about two weeks. Domestic helpers queue up for a compulsory Covid-19 testing at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay.
    Domestic workers lined up outside Covid-19 testing centres on one of the hottest days of the year in Hong Kong on Sunday to comply with what many called a discriminatory government order they be screened again. A few of them were dressed in red after a migrant rights group last week urged workers to wear the colour as a sign of protest over the requirement that all 340,000 helpers undergo a second test, despite the first round at the start of the month uncovering just three cases. In ordering the second tests, the government pointed to the long incubation period of mutant strains circulating in Hong Kong, but workers questioned the logic. “It’s hurtful when the government says we need to get tested just because we go out to meet friends once a week,” said Sheila Tebia Bonifacio, 37, on Chater Road in Central. “If we get infected with Covid-19, we risk losing our jobs here in Hong Kong, many of us are breadwinners for our families back home.”
    Although Bonifacio had received her second vaccine dose on May 12, meaning she was exempt from the order, she took the test on Sunday morning because she was “afraid of the mutant strain”. Workers who fail to be tested a second time before May 30 face a HK$5,000 fine (US$643) – more than the their HK$4,630 minimum monthly salary. Free Covid-19 testing services are available on the weekends at Chater Garden in Central, Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, Lai Chi Kok Park and Tsuen Wan Park.
    Helpers or their employers can also book a slot at any of the community testing centres or obtain a kits for deep-throat saliva specimen collection from post offices, vending machines at MTR stations and general outpatient clinics.“It was very chaotic on May 1 and 2 because a lot of people didn’t know where to get tested for free,” she said. During the first round, domestic workers only had nine days to comply with the order, while this time around they had about two weeks. Some domestic workers had also taken their second vaccine dose which meant queues were shorter, Calixto said, adding she would do so on June 2.“I want to protect myself and the people I am around with. We’re lucky to get vaccinated in Hong Kong,” she said. In Causeway Bay, about 100 people lined up at the testing centre in Victoria Park at around 3pm. Indonesian domestic worker, who goes by the single name Lesteriman, said she queued for about 20 minutes.
    “Last time, on May 1 and 2, the line was very long, all the way around the park,” said the 42-year-old. She welcomed the longer period of time to comply with the government’s latest order and said she had booked her second vaccine dose for June 1. But another Indonesian domestic helper said being forced to undergo a second round of testing was inconvenient.
    There were very few cases found last time and [the government] didn’t really explain why we have to go do testing again,” said Leni, who uses just a single name. The 22-year-old who has worked in the city for two years said her employers had booked and paid for her to undergo a health check to ensure she could safely take a Covid-19 vaccine. The Labour Department said it conducted spot checks on 3,539 domestic helpers over the weekend and most of them had complied with the compulsory testing notice, while there were 20 people whose vaccination records required further verification.


  • Car Free Mega Cities, un nouveau projet entre #londres, #paris et #new-york

    Car Free Méga Cities est un nouveau projet pour relier les villes de Paris, Londres et New-York, pour challenger les décideurs et motiver les militants à réimaginer nos villes dans Lire la suite...

    #Fin_de_l'automobile #Pollution_automobile #Ressources #Vie_sans_voiture #Ville_sans_voitures #avenir #carfree #CO2 #environnement #mobilité #politique #pollution #sans_voiture #ville #ville_sans_voiture

  • Coronavirus : l’Algérie va rouvrir en partie ses frontières

    L’Algérie vers une réouverture partielle de ses frontières. Après près de quinze mois de fermeture, la présidence a annoncé dans un communiqué que le pays allait rouvrir partiellement ses frontières « dès début juin ». « Après la présentation des recommandations (...), le Conseil des ministres a approuvé des propositions en faveur d’une ouverture partielle des frontières terrestres et aériennes algériennes dès début juin », précise le communiqué.
    Cette réouverture débutera par « un plan de cinq vols quotidiens de et vers les aéroports d’Alger, de Constantine et d’Oran », les plus grandes villes du pays, à partir du 1er juin, précise le texte publié à l’issue du conseil des ministres dominical. Elle s’opérera dans le « strict respect » des mesures préventives contre le Covid-19.
    Plusieurs millions d’Algériens de l’étranger ont dû composer avec la fermeture des frontières et la suspension des vols commerciaux et des liaisons maritimes décidées le 17 mars 2020. Depuis, les autorités ont organisé des vols de rapatriement pour leurs ressortissants, sous conditions, mais ces derniers ont été suspendus le 1er mars en raison de l’émergence du variant anglais fin février en Algérie. La fermeture prolongée des frontières a déclenché des mouvements de protestation, sinon de colère, au sein de la nombreuse diaspora algérienne, en particulier en France.


  • Khrys’presso du lundi 17 mai 2021

    Comme chaque lundi, un coup d’œil dans le rétroviseur pour découvrir les informations que vous avez peut-être ratées la semaine dernière. Tous les liens listés ci-dessous sont a priori accessibles librement. Si ce n’est pas le cas, pensez à activer … Lire la suite­­

    #Claviers_invités #Internet_et_société #Libr'en_Vrac #Libre_Veille #Non_classé #GAFAM #Internet #Revue_de_web #Revue_hebdo #Surveillance #veille #webrevue

  • Le Hamas a tiré la semaine dernière des roquettes sur la plateforme de gaz Tamar

    . . . . . . .
    La semaine dernière, le groupe terroriste palestinien du Hamas a tiré des dizaines de roquettes sur la plate-forme de gaz naturel israélienne Tamar, qui a été vidée de son carburant et temporairement mise hors service au début des combats, a appris le Times of Israel.

    Aucune de ces roquettes n’a failli toucher la plate-forme, qui est protégée par une batterie antimissile du Dôme de fer, embarquée sur un navire et d’autres systèmes défensifs.

    Comme les roquettes produites dans la bande de Gaza ne sont pas des munitions à guidage de précision, il est très peu probable qu’elles atteignent la plate-forme, – une cible extrêmement petite à atteindre depuis la côte.

    Les drones transportant des explosifs, comme ceux abattus par un avion de combat F-16 au-dessus de la mer la semaine dernière, pourraient cibler plus efficacement la plate-forme, ce qui nécessiterait des défenses aériennes considérables de la part de la marine israélienne.

    Dans l’ensemble, la marine a réussi à empêcher toutes les tentatives du Hamas d’utiliser ses capacités navales contre des cibles israéliennes en mer et à terre.

    Tsahal a également détruit la plupart des infrastructures navales et des armements du groupe terroriste tout au long de la semaine dernière, y compris plusieurs sous-marins autonomes que le Hamas a développés ces dernières années, – chacun étant capable de transporter 30 kilogrammes d’explosifs et d’être guidé à l’aide d’un GPS. L’armée estime toutefois que plusieurs autres armes pourraient être encore en possession du Hamas.
    . . . . . . . .

    La suite : https://fr.timesofisrael.com/le-taux-de-roquettes-lancees-vers-israel-sans-precedent-dans-lhist

    #Palestine #israël #israel #Gaza #violence #bds #Palestine_assassinée #occupation #colonisation #racisme #sionisme #apartheid #gaz #énergie Tsahal l’#armée_israélienne

  • Vaccinés mais positifs au #Covid-19, ces huit cas chez les New York Yankees qui inquiètent - L’Équipe

    [L’un d’eux] avait même été testé positif au coronavirus une première fois en décembre.


    Les Yankees ont expliqué avoir été vaccinés par Janssen. Ce #vaccin ne nécessite qu’une seule dose mais a une efficacité a priori plus faible (autour de 70 % de protection) que ceux commercialisés par Pfizer ou Moderna (95 %).


    Ce foyer de cas au sein d’une équipe intervient alors que la MLB a permis aux franchises ayant plus de 85 % de membres vaccinés d’être soumis à des règles moins strictes en matière de sorties, de distanciation sociale et de port du masque.

    D’autres ligues, comme la NFL (foot US), étudiaient aussi la possibilité d’offrir des restrictions assouplies aux équipes considérées comme vaccinées (avec là encore un seuil à 85 %). Ce « cluster » remettra peut-être en cause leur réflexion.

    #vaccination #vaccins #réinfection

  • [BD] #Voltairine_de_Cleyre - « L’anarchisme sans étiquette » - Brochure [PDF]

    Les brochures Partage Noir sont réalisées avec les logiciels libres #GIMP #Inkscape #Scribus [BD] Voltairine De Cleyre - « L’anarchisme sans étiquette »

    / Voltairine de Cleyre

    #[BD]Voltairine_De_Cleyre-_« L’anarchisme_sans_étiquette »

  • François Boulo :

    François Boulo, figure des Gilets Jaunes est l’auteur de « Reprendre le pouvoir » (éditions LLL) était l’invité d’Éric Morillot dans Les Incorrectibles. #Les_Articles

    / #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle, #Le_monde_de_L'Economie, Autoritarisme, régime policier, démocrature..., Démocratie directe, communes libres..., #La_civilisation,_la_civilisation_industrielle, Vidéos, films...

    #Autoritarisme,_régime_policier,_démocrature... #Démocratie_directe,_communes_libres... #Vidéos,_films...

  • Polluer avec Elon Musk et les « mineurs » de bitcoin chinois Philippe Mabille

    Ne dites plus « je spécule sur les cryptos » mais « je pollue avec Elon Musk dans une « mine » à charbon chinoise ». Depuis que le fondateur de Tesla s’est rendu compte que sa proposition de payer sa voiture électrique en bitcoin avait un bilan carbone désastreux, rien ne va plus pour la monnaie digitale. Coup de com’ du trublion ou, comme l’affirme dans notre interview un expert acquis à la cause, les conséquences des « pressions » menées par les anti-bitcoins ? Preuve, s’il en est, que le bitcoin, qui représente déjà la consommation énergétique de l’Italie, devient un problème macro et politique.

    Que s’est-il passé entre le 24 mars, lorsque le fantasque milliardaire a lancé sur Twitter son « you can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin » et son changement de pied de cette semaine ? Réponse : 1 milliard de dollars de gains sur son investissement de 1,5 milliard dans la crypto-vedette et surtout une volée de bois, vert évidemment, de la part de quelques détracteurs qui ont fait les comptes : comme le mix énergétique en Chine utilise principalement des centrales à charbon, il y a là de quoi remettre en cause la lutte contre le réchauffement de la planète. Tout cela en quelques clics... . . .

    La suite : https://www.latribune.fr/opinions/editos/polluer-avec-elon-musk-et-les-mineurs-de-bitcoin-chinois-884652.html

    #tesla #elon_musk #électricité #énergie #spacex #bitcoin #espace #silicon_valley #intelligence_artificielle #voiture_électrique #en_vedette #technologisme #automobile #capitalisme #transhumanisme #technologie #énergie #ia

  • [BD] #Voltairine_de_Cleyre - « L’anarchisme sans étiquette » [PDF]

    Les brochures Partage Noir sont réalisées avec les logiciels libres #GIMP #Inkscape #Scribus [BD] Voltairine De Cleyre - « L’anarchisme sans étiquette »

    / Voltairine de Cleyre

    #[BD]Voltairine_De_Cleyre-_« L’anarchisme_sans_étiquette »

  • 12 则真实硅谷故事:不一样的硅谷,残酷的人生百态_详细解读_最新资讯_热点事件_36氪

    Les journaux chinois en parlent... l’édition originale est en français


    编者按:作为全球科技精英的圣地,硅谷似乎永远与创新、财富、机会、奇迹、梦想和成功这些令人心潮澎湃的词汇紧密相连。但在创造巨额财富、改变世界进程的同时,硅谷也是美国贫富分化最严重的地区之一,生活成本极其高昂,从赤贫的流浪汉到年入百万的白领精英,硅谷各个阶层的居民们都背负着巨大的生活压力。一起来看硅谷最真实的另一面吧!本文编译自《纽约时报》,作者Mary Beth Meehan和Fred Turner,原标题Seeing the Real Faces of Silicon Valley,希望给您带来启发。

    La véritable histoire de la Silicon Valley : une Silicon Valley différente, une vie brutale
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    L’avenir n’est pas en vue dans la Silicon Valley.

    Note de l’éditeur : en tant que Mecque de l’élite mondiale de la technologie, la Silicon Valley semble être associée pour toujours aux mots enivrants d’innovation, de richesse, d’opportunités, de miracles, de rêves et de succès. Mais si la Silicon Valley a créé d’énormes richesses et changé le cours du monde, c’est aussi l’une des régions les plus polarisées des États-Unis. Le coût de la vie y est extrêmement élevé, des sans-abri démunis à l’élite millionnaire en col blanc, les habitants de la Silicon Valley de tous horizons subissent une pression énorme pour vivre. Découvrez le vrai visage de la Silicon Valley ! Cet article a été compilé à partir du New York Times par Mary Beth Meehan et Fred Turner, sous le titre initial Seeing the Real Faces of Silicon Valley, et j’espère qu’il vous inspirera.

    #Fred_Turner #Mary_Beth_Meehan #Visages_Silicon_Valley

  • #L'espace_d'un_instant #20 : De Douchanbé au Tadjikistan à Sanaa au Yemen


    « La grande révélation n’était jamais arrivée. En fait, la grande révélation n’arrivait peut-être jamais. C’était plutôt de petits miracles quotidiens, des illuminations, allumettes craquées à l’improviste dans le noir ; en voici une. » Vers le phare, Virginia Woolf (...) #Entre_les_lignes / #Écriture, #Poésie, #Récit, #Voix, #Sons, L’espace d’un instant, Fenêtre, #Quotidien, #Dérive, #Regard, #Sensation, (...)


  • Dauphins !

    SCI Galeano


    Mai 2021.

    Ce fut un moment dramatique. Acculée entre des bouts de cordages et le bastingage, la petite bestiole menaçait l’équipage de sa lance tout en observant du coin de l’œil la mer déchaînée où elle était à l’affût d’un kraken, de l’espèce « kraken escarabujos » — spécialisé dans la consommation de scarabées. Alors, l’intrépide passager clandestin, n’écoutant que son courage, leva ses multiples bras au ciel et sa voix rugit, couvrant le bruit des vagues cognant contre la coque de La Montagne :

    Ich bin der Stahlkäfer, der Größte, der Beste ! Beachtung ! Hör auf meine Worte ! (Je suis le scarabée d’acier, le plus grand, le meilleur. Attention ! Écoutez mes paroles !)

    L’équipage s’arrêta net. Pas parce qu’un insecte schizophrène les avait défiés avec un cure-dent et un couvercle en plastique. Ni parce qu’il leur parlait en allemand. C’était parce qu’entendre leur langue maternelle, après des années à n’entendre que l’espagnol tropical de la côte, les avait transportés dans leur patrie comme par un étrange enchantement.

    Gabriela dira plus tard que l’allemand de la petite bestiole était plus proche de celui d’un migrant iranien que du Faust de Goethe. Le capitaine défendit le passager clandestin, affirmant que son allemand était parfaitement compréhensible. Et, comme là où commande capitaine, Gabriela ne gouverne pas, Ete et Carl ont approuvé, et Edwin, même s’il n’avait compris que le mot « cumbia », était d’accord. Donc ce que je vous raconte, c’est la version de la bestiole traduite de l’allemand (...)

    #zapatistes #traversée #voilier #Durito #passager_clandestin #sorcière

  • Hajj 2021 : les musulmans pourront-ils se rendre à La Mecque ?

    Hajj 2021 : les musulmans pourront-ils se rendre à La Mecque ? C’est un soulagement pour de nombreux musulmans. Contrairement à l’année dernière, où seul un nombre limité de Saoudiens et de résidents du royaume — environ 1000, contre plus de 2 millions habituellement — avaient été autorisés à effectuer le hajj, le grand pèlerinage annuel à La Mecque aura bien lieu, a annoncé dimanche 9 mai, le ministre saoudien du Hajj et de la Omra, Mohammed Saleh Benten. Mais si des pèlerins venus des 4 coins de la planète pourront à nouveau fouler le sol des lieux saints, ils devront se conformer à des conditions drastiques en raison de la pandémie de Covid-19.« Le Hajj devra s’organiser conformément aux contrôles et aux normes qui assurent la santé et la sécurité des pèlerins pour effectuer leurs rituels facilement », a ainsi expliqué l’agence de presse saoudienne.
    Ces conditions, dont le détail n’est pas encore encore connu, pourraient reposer avant tout sur la vaccination préalable des pèlerins. « L’Arabie Saoudite a autorisé en avril dernier les musulmans vaccinés ou qui ont guéri de la Covid-19 à effectuer la Omra (« petit pèlerinage » qu’il est possible d’accomplir à n’importe quel moment de l’année). Il est fort probable que les mêmes règles s’appliquent au hajj », commente un agent de voyage parisien spécialisé dans le hajj et la omra. Néanmoins, selon l’agence de presse britannique Reuters, avec plus de 7000 morts du Covid, des restrictions similaires à celles de l’année 2020 ne sont pas à exclure.
    Cinquième pilier de l’islam, le pèlerinage à La Mecque représente un moment fort de la vie des musulmans. Cette année, le hajj devrait démarrer le 17 juillet et prendre fin le 22 juillet, après la célébration de l’Aïd El Kébir


  • India variant could seriously disrupt lifting of lockdown, says Boris Johnson | Coronavirus | The Guardian

    India variant could seriously disrupt lifting of lockdown, says Boris Johnson
    The final stage of the lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions across England could face “serious disruption” due to the India variant, the prime minister has warned, as he announced plans to accelerate the vaccine programme to curb its spread.Boris Johnson said the gap between the first and second Covid jab would be cut from 12 weeks to eight for all over-50s and the clinically vulnerable, admitting: “The race between our vaccine programme and the virus may be about to become a great deal tighter.”
    He announced that the army would be deployed to two variant hotspots – Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen – to help with vaccinations, and urged residents in those areas to “think twice” before taking advantages of the freedoms allowed again from Monday.
    Johnson said the India variant appeared to be “more transmissible” than the dominant strain in the UK, which originated in Kent, but that it was not yet clear by how much. If it is significantly more, then, he warned, “we’re likely to face some hard choices”. Asked whether the lockdown easing would have to be paused during a press conference, he added: “The truth is, we cannot say for certain … The situation is very different from last year, we are in the throes of an incredible vaccine rollout … We just have to wait and see … We rule nothing out.”The PM’s words came as new documents released by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) revealed just how worried scientists are about the variant. Modelling by Sage suggested it was “a realistic possibility” that it could be up to 50% more transmissible than the Kent variant.If that was the case, they said, progressing to stage 3 of the road map – due on Monday – would “lead to a substantial resurgence of hospitalisations (similar to, or larger than, previous peaks)”. The variant’s spread will raise questions about perceived government delays in adding India to the “red list” of countries from which arrivals have to quarantine in hotels.Johnson’s announcement came following calls from councils in Lancashire and Greater Manchester to let them roll out vaccines to all over-18s in some variant hotspots, including Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen.


  • The hermit kingdom: how a proudly multicultural country became ‘fortress Australia’ | Australia news | The Guardian

    The hermit kingdom: how a proudly multicultural country became ‘fortress Australia’ As Covid wreaks havoc overseas Australia risks regressing culturally and economically if borders don’t reopen. A recent Lowy Institute showed only one third of Australians believe the government should do more to repatriate citizens. Tony Sammartino has no idea when he will next hug his three-year-old daughter, but it’s almost guaranteed it won’t be for another year at the earliest.“These are the best years of her life, and they should be the best of mine too. And they’re slipping away.”Tony hasn’t seen Maria Teresa, nor her mother and his partner, Maria Pena, since March 2020, when he was in the Philippines with their other daughter, Liliana.Before the pandemic, the family of four split their lives between Melbourne and Subic, a coastal city north-west of Manila, spending roughly half a year in each parent’s home country. Now, the Sammartinos are one of countless Australian families that find themselves separated by an almost hermetically-sealed border, an enduring aspect of Australia’s harsh response to the pandemic that continues to prevent even its own citizens from freely returning to or leaving their country. Some 40,000 Australians have at any one time remained stranded overseas, missing births, funerals, losing jobs, and even dying from Covid despite pleas for help to return home.As countries around the world vaccinate their populations and reopen to freer travel, Australia – which has recorded 910 deaths from Covid-19 and zero community transmission for most of this year – is progressively tightening its borders. The hardline approach appears to have gained support among the Australian public, with demographers and sociologists observing Australian leaders’ attitudes towards risk management had shifted Australians’ views about being global citizens, with other experts pondering: what does it say about the collective Australian psyche that a proudly multicultural country can be so supportive of such strict border closures?
    At the beginning of the pandemic, a permit system was introduced for those wanting to leave Australia, with even some compassionate pleas rejected.
    A strict mandatory hotel quarantine system was introduced to absorb an influx of returning citizens – about one million Australians lived overseas pre-pandemic. Then in July 2020, a cap was placed on the number of people quarantine hotels would process, leading to months of flight cancellations, and an almost impossible equation for airlines to remain profitable on Australian routes.Seat prices on airlines that continued to fly into the country soared by tens of thousands of dollars, with jumbos flying as few as 20 passengers per flight. Meanwhile, the prime minister, Scott Morrison, routinely rejected calls to build purpose-built facilities to repatriate more citizens, insisting state governments were responsible for quarantine.The country’s border crackdown peaked at the end of April this year, when Morrison used sweeping biosecurity laws to issue a directive threatening to imprison any citizens who attempted to fly to Australia from India via a third country while a temporary direct flight ban was in place during the recent outbreak. While a travel bubble was established with New Zealand in April, repeated delays to Australia’s vaccine rollout have made the government hesitant to announce a timeframe to reopen its borders. After the government revealed an assumption in its annual budget last week that the border would remain shut to international travel until after mid-2022, Tony is struggling with the lack of outrage at the policy.
    “I haven’t really absorbed that, because I know for me there has to be a solution sooner, it can’t take that long for them to come home.”
    Like many Australians, Tony’s partner was born overseas, and was not a citizen or permanent resident when the pandemic began. As the parent of an Australian born child, she could apply for a visa and exemption to Australia’s border ban on all non-citizens, however she cares for a child from a previous relationship in the Philippines, who would not be able to gain entry to Australia. Meanwhile, Maria Teresa is too young to travel alone, while Tony cannot secure an exemption and flights for him to travel to escort her to Australia, where he had been planning to enrol her in preschool. He does not want to risk becoming stranded in the Philippines indefinitely.
    This hasn’t stopped Tony waking up at 4am most mornings from the stress of his situation, and going online to search for flights. He has become obsessed with flight radars, to monitor the few passenger flights that still enter Australia each day, to calculate how many passengers they are carrying and what a route home for his daughter and partner might look like.“I just don’t have the money to fly there, and pay $11,000 each to fly home, and then quarantine (about $5,000). If you had money, could you get here easily,” he said, a reference to international celebrities who have paid their way into Australia. The family FaceTime call everyday, but Tony is worried their other daughter, Liliana, is losing interest in her mother, frustrated she is missing milestones in her life.“The embassy in Manila doesn’t help, but they sent us a link to a charter flight company in Hong Kong. The government has left us on our own. They haven’t beaten Covid at all, they’ve just shut us off entirely from it,” Tony said.
    Only one-third of Australians believe the government should do more to repatriate citizens, a recent Lowy Institute poll showed, and the Morrison government appears to be banking on the political safety of a harsh border policy as a federal election looms on the horizon. Dr Liz Allen, a demographer at the Australian National University, said the popularity of Australia’s Covid strategy was not surprising. She said despite the fact that about one in three Australians born overseas, “protectionist narratives have operated quite successfully in Australia”, particularly because of an older population. Prof Andrew Jakubowicz, a sociologist at the University of Technology Sydney, is not surprised by the “cognitive dissonance” occurring in a multicultural nation supportive of the border closures.“Something deep in the Australian psyche is the memory of how easy it was to invade this place, the idea that the moment you let them in, you’re in trouble,” he said. Jakubowicz pointed out that migrants to Australia are often the most opposed to further migration. “There’s a long history of pulling the gate shut once they’re through the door.“It’s this learned apprehension of letting in, it’s allowed us to accept hardline immigration policies in the past, and it’s allowed us to reprogram quickly to the stress of being stuck here in the pandemic. “The government has looked at the states’ popularity with their borders, and it’s comfortable with this Noah’s Ark model of survival,” Jakubowicz said. Allen agrees, and believes the government’s strategy plays into Australians’ sense of security.
    “Australia has not done anything marvellous or miraculous in containing Covid, it’s been about geography and dumb luck. We’ve dug a hole and stuck our head in it and that’s where we will remain.
    “We like to view ourselves as larrikins and irreverent people who stand up to authority, but in reality we are scared, we’re petrified. We’ve become so comfortable because of our geography that we’re losing our greatness.
    “We’re not even able to have a conversation about risk, the government is too scared of championing new quarantine facilities out of fear if something goes wrong,” she said. Allen believes the country “risks regressing” both culturally and economically without reopening to immigration, tourism and family reunions.On Friday, a coalition of business, law, arts and academic figures echoed this call, urging the government to adopt a “living with Covid” strategy to avoid reputational damage to Australia.“Australia benefits tremendously from our migrants and tourism. Year on year, this country has spruiked the wondrous kind of living conditions in this place to all corners of the world, to come join us.”“But now, so many who have made Australia their home, and taken a risk on us, we tell them to go home. Well they were home,” Allen said.


  • Australian government urged to have standby system in place for next repatriation flight from India | Australia news | The Guardian

    Australian government urged to have standby system in place for next repatriation flight from India. Indian community leaders call on officials to do more to avoid a repeat of the scores of empty seats on the first post-ban flight. The Australian government needs to do more to avoid a repeat of the scores of seats left empty on the first post-ban repatriation flight from virus-ravaged India, one community leader has said. Eighty Australians touched down in Darwin on Saturday morning and were moved to the Howard Springs quarantine facility on the city’s outskirts. But about 70 seats reserved for returning Australians were empty after 40 people tested positive before the flight from Delhi, with another 30 identified as close contacts.Dr Yadu Singh, the president of the Federation of Indian Associations of New South Wales and the head of the Council of Indian Federations of Australia, said: “They need to think about a different mechanism so as not to waste those seats.”Total cases of Covid-19 have topped 24 million in India, with the country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, saying the country was “on a war footing” as more than 4,000 people died from the virus for a third straight day.India is experiencing a spread of cases associated with the B.1.617 variant, which some experts say could be more transmissible than other variants. The World Health Organization this week declared it a “variant of concern”. Indian community leaders in Australia said statewide lockdowns in the subcontinent and higher case numbers in cities was making the job of repatriating Australians harder.
    Some 10,000 Australian citizens and permanent residents have told the government they want to return from India. First in line for repatriation flights are about 1,000 people the government has deemed vulnerable.
    Singh said he sympathised with the people who were blocked from travelling, but it was the right decision to protect other people. He said: “I’m very pleased the flight has arrived. But what they could do differently is have a mechanism to bring people to the city where the plane is leaving and have them in quarantine and test them several times.“I hope they will learn from what has happened and have a better testing system to bring as many as possible home. They are Australian citizens and there are moral obligations to look after them.”The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade declined to answer Guardian Australia’s questions about whether efforts had been made to fill seats that became available on the repatriation flight and if a standby system would be in place for future flights.The department also did not say if the government had plans to set up quarantine for Australians stuck in India to isolate before the flight.Dfat’s highest priority at this time is helping vulnerable Australians overseas,” a spokesperson said in their response.Saturday’s flight into Darwin was the 39th government-facilitated flight from India, but the first since the Morrison government imposed a ban after cases surged in India. The ban came with a threat of jail under the Biosecurity Act for any Australians trying to return home from the country.
    The next repatriation flight is due to arrive on 23 May and Dfat has said arrangements for further flights are under way.Singh, a cardiologist, has about 70 relatives – including brothers, uncles, aunts and cousins – living in India. He has lost family members to the virus. There are almost half a million Indian-born people living in Australia and about half are Australian citizens.Singh said his own anxiety about his family’s safety was repeated among people with Indian heritage all across Australia.
    “Even a facility in New Delhi couldn’t keep people waiting there for months,” he said.He understood there were up to 900 Australians identified as vulnerable in India. These people were either elderly, had existing medical conditions that put them at higher risk, or who needed to be in Australia to care for family members. The federal opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, said on Saturday there were still 30,000 Australians stranded overseas.
    “It’s extremely distressing for those Australians with loved ones trapped overseas for more than a year. Scott Morrison promised to bring them home and he hasn’t.”The treasurer, John Frydenberg, said the high commission was working with Australians in India. “We are dealing with a situation where we are seeing more than 800,000 new Covid cases [globally] a day with new variants of the virus.“We did see a spike in the number of cases when people from India were coming. We invoked the biosecurity act and we then reassessed it after a couple of weeks, and the flights have now started and that’s a positive development. “But again we have to maintain our health settings because we know how damaging both to the lives and livelihoods of Australians an outbreak here would be.” In a statement released before Saturday’s flight arrived, the government said the flight was part of a $37.1m support package for India. More than 15 tonnes of medical supplies had been sent to India, including more than 2,000 ventilators and 100 oxygen concentrators.


  • L’OIM soutient le déploiement de la vaccination contre la COVID-19 par les Nations Unies au Yémen | Organisation internationale pour les migrations

    L’Organisation Internationale pour les migrations (OIM) a commencé à soutenir le déploiement, par les Nations Unies, de la vaccination contre la COVID-19 au Yémen, où les cas ont récemment augmenté. L’Organisation administre des vaccins dans cinq centres de santé à Aden, Ma’rib, Shabwah, Tai’z et Lahij.Le 31 mars, le Yémen a reçu 360 000 doses de vaccin COVID-19 par le biais du pilier COVAX. Le déploiement de la campagne de vaccination a commencé le 20 avril. La COVID-19 a eu de graves conséquences sur la santé, le bien-être et les revenus des habitants du Yémen. Cependant, l’impact réel ne pourra jamais être vraiment connu, en raison du nombre limité de tests et de signalements dans le pays.
    La proportion mensuelle de cas positifs de COVID-19 a atteint plus de 2 400 en mars, le nombre le plus élevé confirmé en un mois depuis le début de la pandémie. En avril, le nombre de cas a continué à être plus élevé que les mois précédents avec plus de 1 500 cas. Début mai, le taux de mortalité était de plus de 19 pour cent, soit le taux le plus élevé de la région.
    « L’obtention d’une immunité étendue est essentielle pour stopper la pandémie de COVID-19 dans son élan. L’OIM se réjouit de soutenir la campagne de vaccination au Yémen pour aider à atteindre cet objectif », a déclaré Christa Rottensteiner, chef de mission de l’OIM au Yémen.
    « Il est extrêmement important que toutes les communautés vulnérables du Yémen aient accès au vaccin contre la COVID-19. L’OIM se félicite de la décision du gouvernement du Yémen d’adopter une approche inclusive pour le déploiement du vaccin en incluant les migrants dans le besoin. Nos communautés ne seront pas en bonne santé tant que tout le monde ne le sera pas ». A ce jour, plus de 18 500 travailleurs sanitaires et personnes souffrant de problèmes de santé ont été vaccinés dans tout le Yémen. Lors des prochains cycles de la campagne de vaccination, les migrants devraient être inclus conformément au plan national. L’OIM estime que plus de 32 000 migrants sont actuellement bloqués au Yémen, avec un accès limité aux soins de santé, à l’hygiène ou à d’autres ressources de prévention et de traitement de la COVID-19. Les vaccins administrés par l’OIM dans les cinq centres de santé sont fournis par le biais du pilier COVAX, qui est un partenariat entre la Coalition pour les innovations en préparation aux épidémies (CEPI), Gavi (l’Alliance du Vaccin), le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF) et l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).
    Avant le début de la campagne de vaccination, les médecins de l’OIM ont été formés à l’administration du vaccin par l’OMS, l’UNICEF et le Ministère de la santé publique et de la population. Les centres de santé auxquels l’OIM apporte son aide pour mener à bien la campagne de vaccination sont déjà soutenus par l’Organisation par d’autres moyens, notamment la fourniture de médicaments, d’articles, d’équipements, une aide salariale et des formations. L’OIM peut travailler avec ces centres de santé grâce au soutien du Bureau d’aide humanitaire (BHA) de l’USAID et du gouvernement japonais.Pour une plus grande efficacité des campagnes de vaccination à travers le monde, l’OIM appelle à supprimer tous les obstacles que les migrants et les personnes déplacées de force peuvent rencontrer pour accéder aux injections.