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You Thought Nutty UC Davis Chancellor Katehi was Out of Control Pepper Straying Students . . .

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You Thought Nutty UC Davis Chancellor Katehi was Out of Control Pepper Straying Students . . . She’s Going to Pepper Spray the Whole World!

UCDavis Chancellor Katehi corruption/technology transfer, UC Pres. Napolitano and DHS, and former Sec. Energy Steven Chu – How they all fit together and are integrated with Univ. of Calif.

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Linda Katehi resigns as chancellor of UC Davis

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Humphrey Hawksley — UK’s nuclear plant imbroglio fuels post-Brexit debate

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August 1, 2016 7:00 pm JST
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The site of the Hinkley Point nuclear power stations besides the Bristol Channel in Somerset, England. © Getty Images

The surprise announcement by the U.K. government on July 28 to delay a decision on going ahead with a $26 billion French-built nuclear power station may have a long-term impact that goes far beyond infrastructure financing and the country’s energy supply.

It has immediately opened a heated debate about national security concerns regarding China, a key investor in the plant, with former cabinet ministers saying that suggested safety measures were rejected by the previous government.  It has also planted a marker on how the U.K. will negotiate its departure from the European Union, a process known as Brexit.

Britain is unapologetic about the sudden change in plan and France and China have been quietly polite in their response.

The Hinkley Point C power station in the western English county of Somerset would provide 7% of Britain’s electricity. Under an agreement negotiated three years ago, the French utility giant EDF would build the plant, while Chinese companies, headed by the Chinese National Nuclear Corporation, would finance about a third of the project.

But a lavish contract signing ceremony at the site with 500 guests and a specially prepared Chinese-French-English lunch menu was cancelled at the last minute on July28 when the new British prime minister, Theresa May, said she wanted to take a closer look at the project.

When the Hinkley Point C project was first agreed, Britain was firmly embedded within the EU and was openly courting Chinese investment.

“Let’s stick together to make Britain China’s best partner in the West,” former U.K. finance minister, George Osborne, said last year in a speech at the Shanghai Stock Exchange. “And create a golden decade for both of our countries.”

A sudden change

Even though May sacked Osborne when she took office, her decision was sudden and unexpected. Just five days earlier, Osborne’s successor, Philip Hammond, had confirmed Britain’s support for Hinkley, saying it would go ahead once the EDF board had given its final approval, which it did just hours before May’s decision.

May has only been in office since mid-July and her move has been criticized as “clumsy” by a former cabinet minister, while a trade union leader described it as “bewildering and bonkers”.

 

Read more: http://asia.nikkei.com/Viewpoints/Viewpoints/Humphrey-Hawksley-UK-s-nuclear-plant-imbroglio-fuels-post-Brexit-debate

Fire on Le Boreal was due to human error

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Le-Boreal

FRENCH maritime authorities BEAmer have released their final report into the fire on the cruise ship Le Boreal last year in Falklands waters, which forced the evacuation of nearly 350 passengers and crew.

On the night of November 17, Le Boreal was under way near East Falklands, making 15 knots in rough seas with winds 40 to 45 knots.
At the end of the 8-12 watch, the hotel officer (a licensed second engineer) was doing his regular round of the engine room and observed that the fuel filter clogging indicator on the #4 diesel generator had gone to red, indicating that it was time to change the filter out. He turned a valve to switch the fuel supply over to the alternate filter element, then proceeded to the control room to fill out the logbook. He talked briefly with his relief, and at about 0010 hours, he returned to the generator compartment – and opened the filter housing on the #3 diesel generator instead of the #4.

As this housing was still under pressure – not like the one he had just secured and had intended to open – it sprayed fuel into the compartment, striking the hot surface of the turbocharger and starting a fire.

The hotel officer shouted to his relief in the control room to stop the engines, and the relief hit the buttons for emergency stop for all four diesel generators, cutting propulsion and automatically starting the emergency generator.

The crew’s response to the fire was swift. The crew in the engine control room triggered a water mist fire suppression system over the generators; the bridge team closed the watertight doors; the fuel shutoff valves to the diesels were closed; and a firefighting team mustered.

The team initially believed that the fire had been extinguished by the fixed firefighting system, but when they reentered the compartment in an attempt to restart one of the engines, they found that the blaze had spread to electrical cables towards the upper decks of the engine room. The team battled a series of smaller fires until about 0430.

During the firefighting effort, Le Boreal drifted at about 2.5 knots towards the coast, but the crew succeeded in anchoring her on a safe bottom at about the same time the fire was extinguished.

Evacuation began shortly afterwards.

‘Suspend Falkland/Malvinas sovereignty claim until 2033’, when hopefully Argentina becomes attractive

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Friday, July 15th 2016 – 03:01 UTC

Argentina’s former foreign minister Dante Caputo has proposed suspending the sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands until 2033, when the 200th anniversary of the “British occupation” because according to his own words, “the multilateral path no longer yields a result”. And he emphasized, “they will come when the country becomes attractive for the Argentines”.

 

“The multilateral path no longer yields a result”, insisted Caputo. In 2033 with whoever is UK Prime minister, we should call for a review of the situation”

“The multilateral path no longer yields a result”, insisted Caputo. In 2033 with whoever is UK Prime minister, we should call for a review of the situation”

“I would propose to the United Kingdom a truce until 2033, when the 200 years of the British occupation of the Malvinas Islands”

“I would propose to the United Kingdom a truce until 2033, when the 200 years of the British occupation of the Malvinas Islands”

“If so many Argentines are disappointed with the future, and would leave the country if they could, Let's accept and address the modernization of Argentina”

“If so many Argentines are disappointed with the future, and would leave the country if they could, Let’s accept and address the modernization of Argentina”

Caputo argued that British people's decision to leave the European Union, Brexit, “will have no effect on the Argentine Falkland/Malvinas sovereignty claim”.

Caputo argued that British people’s decision to leave the European Union, Brexit, “will have no effect on the Argentine Falkland/Malvinas sovereignty claim”.

“I would propose to the United Kingdom a truce until 2033, when the 200 years of the British occupation of the Islands. From now on and until 2033, nobody talks about sovereignty, which will protect us from the period being used as a background to consider we should abandon the claim”, said the former official of the president Ricardo Alfonsin administration in the eighties.

“The multilateral path no longer yields a result”, insisted Caputo and added, “let’s bet on the desirable reality which is modernization and helps turn Argentina into an attractive country for us and the rest”

“If so many Argentines are disappointed with the future, and would leave the country if they could, why what causes us so much angst, should become an honor for others. Let’s accept and address the modernization of Argentina” underlines Caputo.

Further developing on the idea, Caputo proposed, “let’s open the doors and they will want to come if, …if the country becomes attractive for the Argentines”.

And then in 2033, “I would propose to the British prime minister of that time a review of the situation to see where we stand. And if Argentina effectively did change, it climbed to a sustainable path of development, then conditions could change”.

Caputo also mentioned that the British people’s decision to leave the European Union, Brexit, “will have no effect on the Argentine Falkland/Malvinas sovereignty claim”.

”Whoever believes that (Brexit) will have any effect on the issue, I believe they don’t have the least idea of what Brexit means, or what is happening in the world, or the Brexit consequences for the international system”.

 

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Macri insists in Brussels: “Brexit or not, our Malvinas claim will never change”

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Tuesday, July 5th 2016 – 06:34 UTC

Argentine president Mauricio Macri said on Monday that his country’s claim to the Falkland Islands remained unchanged following Britain’s vote to leave the EU. “Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders.

 

“Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders.

“Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders.

Speaking about the Falklands, Macri added: ”That is something long-lasting and we hope one day that we can discuss (the issue with Britain)”.

Speaking about the Falklands, Macri added: ”That is something long-lasting and we hope one day that we can discuss (the issue with Britain)”.

Britain’s vote to leave the EU in a referendum on Jun 23 has cast uncertainty on the country’s global position, including whether European states would continue to back Britain’s overseas territories such as the Falklands and Gibraltar.

Spain said after the vote that it was closer to asserting control over Gibraltar, the rocky outcrop on its southern tip, following the Brexit vote, prompting London to jump to the defense of its overseas territory.

Speaking about the Falklands, Macri added: ”That is something long-lasting and we hope one day that we can discuss (the issue with Britain). It doesn’t mean that we cannot meanwhile have other cooperation with Britain.

”It is something I have already discussed with (Prime Minister David Cameron), I hope that with the next English prime minister we can find the space to start this dialogue. It will take years but it is important to start.”

Britain and Argentina fought a short but bloody war over the Falklands in the South Atlantic in 1982 after Argentine troops invaded and then prime minister Margaret Thatcher sent a naval task force.

The conflict claimed the lives of 649 Argentine soldiers, 255 British soldiers and three islanders. In 2013, almost 100% of the Falkland Islands’ residents voted in favor of remaining under British rule.

 

Source: http://en.mercopress.com/2016/07/05/macri-insists-in-brussels-brexit-or-not-our-malvinas-claim-will-never-change

Argentina’s Falkland Islands Claim A “Permanent” Objective

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Argentina’s Falkland Islands Claim A “Permanent” Objective
Claiming sovereignty of the Falkland Islands is a “permanent and unrelinquished” objective of Argentina, according to the country’s foreign minister.
Susana Malcorra told the United Nations she wanted the dispute over the UK territory to be resolved through negotiations.
However, the British government has rejected any discussion over the islands’ sovereignty despite a UN committee adopting a non-binding resolution calling for a negotiated solution.
Ms Malcorra told the Special Committee on Decolonisation that the concept of self-determination did not apply in the case of the Falklands because the people living there were put there by Britain after they seized the islands in 1833.
She said:
“The passing of time has not eroded the validity of our claim, nor the strength of our conviction that this protracted sovereignty dispute must be solved through negotiations between the two parties involved.”
The UN resolution is one of dozens adopted over the years calling for the two countries to negotiate the sovereignty of the islands.
The UK has rejected all of them, saying it is up to the islanders, of which there are around 3,000, to decide.
The British Mission to the UN said:
“The 2013 referendum – in which 99.8% of those who voted wanted to maintain their current status – sent a clear message that the people of the islands do not want dialogue on sovereignty. Argentina should respect those wishes.”
The two countries fought a war over the Falklands in 1982 after Argentina invaded the islands and were repelled by British forces.
Ms Malcorra said Argentina was ruled by a military dictatorship at the time, so a negotiated settlement should not be disqualified.
A member of the Falklands Islands government legislative assembly, Mike Summers, rejected the claim they were an implanted population and said they were happy with the way things are:
“Falkland Islanders are comfortable with the constitutional relationship we have with the United Kingdom. We have a right to move away from it if we so wished, but there is no current wish to do so.”
“We are a people in our own right, who deeply care for our country and our home. We are Falkland Islanders. It has taken us around 160 years to decolonise from the United Kingdom, and we have no intention of becoming a colony of any other claimant.”

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