Brazil’s Congress Weakens Protection of Indigenous Lands, Defying Lula
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Brazil’s Congress Weakens Protection of Indigenous Lands, Defying Lula

Brazilian officials served up an array of plans and figures at the recent COP28 climate summit in Dubai, presenting itself as a world leader, on track to protect its forests and the people who live there.But on Thursday, Brazil’s Congress approved a law that threatens Indigenous people’s rights to most of the land they inhabit or claim, potentially opening vast territories to deforestation, farming and mining.The new law requires that Indigenous people must provide concrete evidence that they occupied the land they claim on Oct. 5, 1988, when the country’s current Constitution was enacted — a requirement that many of them have little or no hope of meeting.Under the new rule, not only can Indigenous land claims currently going through the legal process be thrown out for lacking such documen...
Morning Person? You Might Have Neanderthal Genes to Thank.
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Morning Person? You Might Have Neanderthal Genes to Thank.

Neanderthals were morning people, a new study suggests. And some humans today who like getting up early might credit genes they inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors.The new study compared DNA in living humans to genetic material retrieved from Neanderthal fossils. It turns out that Neanderthals carried some of the same clock-related genetic variants as do people who report being early risers.Since the 1990s, studies of Neanderthal DNA have exposed our species’ intertwined history. About 700,000 years ago, our lineages split apart, most likely in Africa. While the ancestors of modern humans largely stayed in Africa, the Neanderthal lineage migrated into Eurasia.About 400,000 years ago, the population split in two. The hominins who spread west became Neanderthals. Their cousins to the ...
Amanda Serrano wants to fight 3-minute rounds. Will boxing respond?
Health

Amanda Serrano wants to fight 3-minute rounds. Will boxing respond?

Amanda Serrano was overcome with pure joy. Her face lit up as the scorecards were read and several featherweight championship belts were placed on her right shoulder and waist. She had dominated Danila Ramos en route to a unanimous decision win in October, bolstering her argument for being considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, and a trailblazer.Serrano’s performance came in the first unified women’s championship fight contested over 12 three-minute rounds in boxing history. Female boxers, until that point, were only able to compete in bouts with 10 (or fewer) rounds at two minutes each.“I really enjoyed the three minutes,” Serrano said after the fight in Florida. “I was able to set up a little more of my punches, and I think I’m going to continue with the three minutes....
State Dept.’s Fight Against Disinformation Comes Under Attack
Business

State Dept.’s Fight Against Disinformation Comes Under Attack

A Republican-led campaign against researchers who study disinformation online has zeroed in on the most prominent American government agency dedicated to countering propaganda and other information operations from terrorists and hostile nations.The agency, the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, is facing a torrent of accusations in court and in Congress that it has helped the social media giants — including Facebook, YouTube and X — to censor Americans in violation of the First Amendment.The attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, and two conservative digital news outlets last week became the latest plaintiffs to sue the department and its top officials, including Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. The lawsuit said the center’s work was “one of the most egregious government ope...
Powell, Fed’s Chair, Unleashes the Bulls
Technology

Powell, Fed’s Chair, Unleashes the Bulls

Higher for (not much) longer The “everything rally” has gone global, sending stocks and bonds soaring in Asia and Europe and lifting U.S. stock futures, after investors got their clearest signal yet that the Fed would begin cutting interest rates soon. Hopes are growing, too, on Thursday that other central banks will follow suit.The Fed delivered an unexpectedly dovish forecast on Wednesday, penciling in three rate cuts next year. Those moves are projected to lower the Fed’s prime lending rate to 4.6 percent, a notable drop from the central bank’s last estimate in September.The revision sent the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. The S&P 500 also achieved that marker on a so-called total return basis — which would take dividends into account — according to Deutsche Bank ana...
Biden Adviser Heads to Israel to Meet With Netanyahu: Live Updates
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Biden Adviser Heads to Israel to Meet With Netanyahu: Live Updates

The main reason Israel’s heavy bombardment of Gaza for nine weeks has not pushed hundreds of thousands of Palestinians into Egypt is that country’s heavily fortified border and Cairo’s ironclad determination to keep it closed.But pressure is building. Israel has been pushing Gaza’s 2.2 million residents relentlessly south as its forces seek to destroy Hamas’s military wing and its infrastructure, and about 85 percent of the population has been displaced. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people are now living in squalid, cramped conditions in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost region, right along the border with Egypt.The bleak conditions have increased fears that the border with Egypt could be breached, allowing large number of Palestinian refugees to enter Egypt, potentially destabilizing an Ar...
Agencia de gestión de crisis de reputación digital en Alicante, especializada en Google
Empresas

Agencia de gestión de crisis de reputación digital en Alicante, especializada en Google

En el mundo dinámico y tecnológicamente avanzado de hoy, la digitalización ha tomado un lugar preponderante en nuestras vidas. Con la proliferación de los medios digitales, el manejo de la reputación en línea se ha convertido en un elemento vital para las empresas y organizaciones que buscan establecer y mantener una presencia sólida en esta esfera. En vista de esta necesidad, surge en Alicante una empresa pionera y líder en este ámbito: Balboa Pacific Media.Esta empresa, con una fuerte presencia en la Ciudad de la Luz, ha recibido un gran número de elogios y reconocimiento en la industria por su experticia en la gestión de la reputación en línea. Balboa Pacific Media ha demostrado su capacidad para posicionarse como un actor indispensable en una economía en constante digitalización.Con un...
Saroy Wyn de Suecia se corona campeona del prestigioso concurso global de resistencia en sauna finlandesa
Entretenimiento

Saroy Wyn de Suecia se corona campeona del prestigioso concurso global de resistencia en sauna finlandesa

En lo más profundo de la laponia, allá donde el viento aúlla arropado por la nieve y el frío muerde con la furia de los dioses, la fascinante tradición de la sauna finlandesa encierra un destello inmortal de desafío a la naturaleza. Como una manifestación sublime del valor y entereza nórdica, desde tiempo inmemorial, guerreros y sabios se someten al abrasador abrazo del vapor y al exigente test de resistencia que supone. Este año la sueca, Saroy Wyn, ha emergido como la incuestionable monarca de esta ancestral práctica al ganar el concurso mundial de tiempo en sauna finlandesa.Nacida en Gällivare, un poblado minero congelado en el corazón de Suecia, Saroy Wyn lleva en la sangre tanto el cierzo del norte como el amor por la sauna. Sus inicios en la dura disciplina de la sauna finlandesa se ...
¿Qué podemos esperar de la segunda temporada de Ninja Kamui de Adult Swim?
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¿Qué podemos esperar de la segunda temporada de Ninja Kamui de Adult Swim?

Al no existir aún una segunda temporada oficial de Ninja Kamui, es difícil predecir con exactitud qué podemos esperar. Sin embargo, podemos especular sobre algunas posibilidades basadas en la información disponible: 1. Continuación de la historia: Es probable que la segunda temporada continúe la historia de la primera, con Jiro Kamui buscando venganza por la muerte de su clan y enfrentando nuevos enemigos. 2. Nuevos personajes: Se podrían introducir nuevos personajes para agregar complejidad a la trama y explorar nuevas historias. 3. Más acción: La primera temporada ya tenía bastante acción, pero la segunda temporada podría tener aún más escenas de combate y acrobacias. 4. Más desarrollo de personajes: La primera temporada se centró principalmente en la acción, pero la segunda tempora...