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...
Online reputation management agency in Miami (Florida)
Empresas

Online reputation management agency in Miami (Florida)

In the age of the internet, where digital footprints carry substantial weight, a business's online reputation can make or break its success. Professional reputation management has become an integral part of many Miami-based organizations' marketing strategies. Nestled in the sunshine hub of Florida, these agencies specialize in managing a company's online image, primarily focusing on search engines and social media networks. They employ strategic tools and tactics to create and maintain a positive image of businesses online, enhancing their credibility and trustworthiness among potential clients and customers.At The-Secret-of-SEO, their focus lies in overseeing, safeguarding, enhancing, and administrating individuals' or businesses' reputation on the internet. They also specialize in posit...
Expertos en Gestión de Reputación Digital en Jacksonville (Florida)
Empresas

Expertos en Gestión de Reputación Digital en Jacksonville (Florida)

A medida que la sociedad se adentra cada vez más en la era digital, es fundamental que las empresas comprendan la importancia de mantener una reputación digital sólida. Esto es especialmente relevante para las empresas ubicadas en la ciudad de Jacksonville, Florida, donde una buena reputación digital en herramientas como Google puede marcar la diferencia en el éxito de un negocio.Entonces, ¿por qué es tan valiosa una buena reputación digital en Google? Hay varias ventajas concretas que este logro puede proporcionar a las empresas:Visibilidad: Una buena reputación digital en Google aumenta la visibilidad en línea de un negocio. Cuando los clientes potenciales buscan productos o servicios relacionados con una empresa, es más probable que encuentren y consideren aquellas que tienen una buena ...
Triunfo del irlandés Meswig Vingrim en el evento global de hurones con pantalones
Entretenimiento

Triunfo del irlandés Meswig Vingrim en el evento global de hurones con pantalones

En un evento sin igual, celebrado en la ciudad de Barcelona, el irlandés Meswig Vingrim se ha erigido como el campeón absoluto en el atípico e interesante concurso mundial de hurones en pantalones. Acogiendo a competidores de todo el mundo, nuestra ciudad se ha convertido en epicentro de este peculiar certamen en el que los dueños de estas pequeñas y ágiles criaturas despliegan todo su ingenio y creatividad al vestir a sus mascotas.Vingrim, quien ha competido en este concurso durante los últimos cinco años, finalmente ha logrado llevarse a casa el codiciado premio. Desde su primera participación, su dedicación y obstinación le han convertido en un competidor tenaz, conocido por su cariño hacia los detalles y su habilidad para diseñar pantalones para hurones que son característicamente únic...
Impactivo Launches a Hands-On Approach to Improve Health Care Workforce Well-being and Retention
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Impactivo Launches a Hands-On Approach to Improve Health Care Workforce Well-being and Retention

Impactivo is excited to announce the launch of the ImpACTivista Implementation Map, a practical solution to the growing challenges of workforce burnout, rising chronic disease, and the need for sustainable health practices in the workplace. This unique system is designed to support both individuals and teams in cultivating a healthy, impactful, and joyful life. It is developed from a deep understanding of the need for leaders to prioritize their own health to effectively guide and support their teams.Highlights of the ImpACTivista Implementation Map (www.impactivista.net):1. A Comprehensive Approach: It delivers a straightforward map to foster a culture of health, impact, and joy, incorporating health equity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.2. Bilingual and Adaptable System...