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IThere was a time when, at dinners, parents showed off by comparing their children’s baccalaureate grades or by slipping the number of “skipped” classes. Today, a matter of time, we show off differently. Parents (sometimes the same) measure their virtue or their luck by praising the will of their heirs to change the world, through their masters in renewable energies or their jobs in the social and solidarity economy.

Parents were consultants cost killers, marketing executives with a poor social record; but at the time of the last judgment, their legacy could be redeemed by the careers of their offspring. The latter will be their carbon offset. Just as corporate social responsibility (CSR) departments can help greenwash a business, CSR kids help mum and dad greenwash. Their friends may well have more educated offspring, theirs are more virtuous.

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How do we recognize them?

They were delighted that their young people joined a management school, they are now proud that barely graduating they no longer want to do management. They have already told all their friends that their children are vegetarians. They’re the ones who have to take care of the vermicomposter that the son has installed in the kitchen. They checked the “hidden amount” option by contributing to the Ulule campaign for the start-up in solidarity with their descendants… They advertised it on their LinkedIn account by starting their message with “I’m not used to talking about my private life here but …”. They tell themselves that anyway, it’s always good to have a committed paragraph on your CV.

They never manage to remember the exact title of their daughter’s master’s degree. It was by listening to them that they decided to get into permaculture, at least for their second home. They were nevertheless a little reassured that, after their trip around the world, their children could find this job in “green finance” or in the development of new sectors at TotalEnergies.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Green finance, an outlet that appeals to future graduates of grandes écoles

How they talk

“Our children don’t want to live like us and that makes you think a lot. “” It was not in my scope to live like that. “” They are hyper-engaged, not in the action but in the reflection. “” He has a fixed-term contract in a big box but he is in a process of mutual aid. “My daughter insisted that I take a mushroom leather bag. »« Well there is still a little ambiguity, if we take them to the end of the world for the holidays, it is true that they do not ask us the question of the plane. “” They are still really careful. “” I never had that courage. “” Their deconsumption is not obvious on everything. ”

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IThere was a time when, at dinners, parents showed off by comparing their children’s baccalaureate grades or by slipping the number of “skipped” classes. Today, a matter of time, we show off differently. Parents (sometimes the same) measure their virtue or their luck by praising the will of their heirs to change the world, through their masters in renewable energies or their jobs in the social and solidarity economy.

Parents were consultants cost killers, marketing executives with a poor social record; but at the time of the last judgment, their legacy could be redeemed by the careers of their offspring. The latter will be their carbon offset. Just as corporate social responsibility (CSR) departments can help greenwash a business, CSR kids help mum and dad greenwash. Their friends may well have more educated offspring, theirs are more virtuous.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers CSR is not just “greenwashing”

How do we recognize them?

They were delighted that their young people joined a management school, they are now proud that barely graduating they no longer want to do management. They have already told all their friends that their children are vegetarians. They’re the ones who have to take care of the vermicomposter that the son has installed in the kitchen. They checked the “hidden amount” option by contributing to the Ulule campaign for the start-up in solidarity with their descendants… They advertised it on their LinkedIn account by starting their message with “I’m not used to talking about my private life here but …”. They tell themselves that anyway, it’s always good to have a committed paragraph on your CV.

They never manage to remember the exact title of their daughter’s master’s degree. It was by listening to them that they decided to get into permaculture, at least for their second home. They were nevertheless a little reassured that, after their trip around the world, their children could find this job in “green finance” or in the development of new sectors at TotalEnergies.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Green finance, an outlet that appeals to future graduates of grandes écoles

How they talk

“Our children don’t want to live like us and that makes you think a lot. “” It was not in my scope to live like that. “” They are hyper-engaged, not in the action but in the reflection. “” He has a fixed-term contract in a big box but he is in a process of mutual aid. “My daughter insisted that I take a mushroom leather bag. »« Well there is still a little ambiguity, if we take them to the end of the world for the holidays, it is true that they do not ask us the question of the plane. “” They are still really careful. “” I never had that courage. “” Their deconsumption is not obvious on everything. ”

You have 14.43% of this article left to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

We want to say thanks to the author of this article for this outstanding content

“My daughter insisted that I take a mushroom leather bag”: repentant parents make waning children

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All the latest on probable formations directly from Sky Sport reporters. Naples, Osimhen forfeits for a calf problem. Milan find Brahim Diaz, in Inter chance from 1 ‘for Ranocchia and Dzeko with Correa forward

PROBABLE TRAININGS DAY 11: THE ‘CAMPETTI’

The great Serie A binge has reached its last course. Three days in just over a week; not bad for fans and fantasy coaches who practically never stopped. Of course, for some teams the hellish cycle is not over as the European cups return next week.

Obviously we are all looking for fresh news: once again we rely on the team of Sky Sport reporters. The work of our correspondents these days it is more valuable than ever. Between physical problems, ballots, absences and surprises it is not easy to set up a competitive fantasy. Let’s go straight to the solo without getting too lost in chatter: this is the situation from the 20 Serie A fields

INTER-UDINESE, Sunday at 12:30

Inter, Dzeko returns. Who by his side?

The DATA



Bomber defenders in 2021: Dimarco is now on the podium

After the initial bench against Empoli, Edin Dzeko is ready to put on his starting shirt but in view of Udinese the question concerns the Bosnian’s attacking partner. Who between Lautaro and Correa? With Sanchez on the pitch from the start in the midweek, the Correa hypothesis is by no means to be put aside, on the contrary. The ‘Tucu’ is in pole position. On the right, Dumfries overtakes Darmian while in defense, after Skriniar’s rest, it cannot be ruled out that the turnover ‘hits’ de Vrij. Chance for Ranocchia. In the median, on the other hand, a rest lap probably for Barella, with Vidal ready to replace him.

Udinese, Pussetto still has problems

His exclusion from the match against Verona had surprised a little but then it was immediately understood that for Pussetto it was a physical problem. The knee still has problems and therefore in all probability it will also be absent at San Siro. The one who returns instead is Deulofeu, who Gotti managed precisely with the aim of returning against the Italian champions. The former Milan should, however, start from the bench with Success hoping for the second game as a starter in a row but there is always the option Pereyra alto and Makengo inserted in the median with Arslan and Walace.

FIORENTINA-SPEZIA, Sunday at 3pm

Fiorentina, forced attack for Italian

Nico Gonzalez is still positive at Covid while Saponara is to be verified. Together with Vlahovic therefore only Callejon and Sottil remain unless Maleh is raised. “Necessary” ballot on the right: Odriozola has just returned from two consecutive benches and therefore we cannot yet assume his ownership. Instead, there are many options for the midfield but someone, necessarily, will have to take a breath. Perhaps it will be in that department that Italian will have to evaluate with the utmost attention.

Spezia, Motta does not want to hear about tiredness

“They are young and two games in a row cannot be an excuse to be tired”. This is Thiago Motta’s summary of the possible turnover against Fiorentina. In terms of availability, the technician hopes to recover Sala and Erlic. Verde hopes to regain a shirt as a starter while the nice words spent for Strelec can make us think of his confirmation in the starting line-up.

GENOA-VENICE, Sunday at 3pm

Genoa, starting shirt ready for Pandev

When we think about the starting line-up of a team, the first thing to do is to look at the infirmary and lately, among the teams with the most doctors’ appearances, there is Genoa. For Sunday’s delicate challenge Ballardini still has Fares, Hernani, Bani and Maksimovic out. Behind then there will be Biraschi with Masiello fighting for a jersey with Vasquez. In the median, on the other hand, we will probably see Touré again while in front of us we think about Pandev’s return from the first minute.

Venice, midfield and attack decided

There don’t seem to be big doubts about two departments in the Venice home. Ampadu’s disqualification, combined with Vacca’s new unavailability, should result in ownership of the trio formed by Busio, Kiyine and Crnigoj. In attack, there remains the small doubt linked to Aramu who, however, should grit his teeth. Henry returns as owner while Okereke remains immovable. Behind, on the other hand, the return of Haps is ready while Caldara is at risk from the bench.

SASSUOLO-EMPOLI, Sunday at 3pm

Sassuolo, news in defense and attack

Fresh from a very heavy success at the Turin Stadium, Sassuolo tries to hit the third consecutive victory. Dionisi should re-propose both Chiriches and Toljan in defense. On the left, instead, Kyriakopoulos is a candidate. The Frattesi-Lopez couple, unless they are in precarious physical conditions, will be very confirmed while in attack we should review Scamacca with a possible ballot Defrel-Raspadori on the outside trocar. Boga and Djuricic have recovered and trained with the rest of their teammates but perhaps it is still too early to see them both from the start.

Empoli, forced change in the middle

First red in Serie A for Samuele Ricci who then skips the Reggio Emilia match. In the median Andreazzoli has some solutions but the most accredited is the one that foresees Haas owner. In defense on the left Marchizza returns while in the middle Luperto is in a runoff with Isamjli. Di Francesco is not yet at 100%, Pinamonti is certainly not in doubt but up there it is not so obvious that Cutrone will be there from the beginning. In fact, a sort of double playmaker is also possible with Henderson and Bajrami simultaneously on the pitch.

SALERNITANA-NAPLES, Sunday at 6pm

Salernitana, rebus attack for Colantuono

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Osimhen injury, the latest news

The midweek comeback victory has given Salernitana new security: now comes the derby with Napoli and there are 4 candidates for two jerseys up front. In the last round everyone set foot on the pitch: possible tandem Bonazzoli (fresh off the goal) and Simy (decisive with Schiavone’s 2-1 assist) but certainly both Gondo and Djuric are not totally cut off. In defense we could see Gagliolo from the beginning while Obi, Di Tacchio and Kastanos go towards confirmation in the median.

Naples, Osimhen out: calf problem

Victor Osimhen will miss the commitment with Salernitana, stopped by a muscle problem in the calf: on Sunday the checks to assess the extent. In its place more Mertens than Petagna. Spalletti also thinks of a moderate turnover. Mario Rui, for example, must defend himself from Ghoulam’s attack. In the median Demme could be proposed from the beginning while in attack.

ROME-MILAN, Sunday at 8.45pm

Rome, El Sha overtakes Miky

Rival friends

Abraham-Tomori, is a challenge between fraternal friends

A question of formation (resolved) for José Mourinho who receives the leaders Milan at the Olimpico. The fourth consecutive equal formation in the league should not occur. Mancini and Ibanez will be the central players while Cristante will act alongside Veretout. The ‘different’ name appears on the trocar compared to the usual one: El Shaarawy seems to have exceeded Mkhitaryan in the approval rating. The Armenian is not going through a particularly positive moment and the “Pharaoh” hopes (as a former) to prove that he deserves promotion for the future as well. Villar, Diawara, Reynolds and Borja Mayoral are still out of the squad

Milan, two ballots still to be resolved

The situation from the Rossoneri infirmary speaks of a Rebic still in pain. The player has done custom work and will not be available. In defense, both Kjaer and Theo Hernandez are ready to return from the start. In the median, on the other hand, there are three eligible candidates but only two jerseys. It is possible that Tonali remains out with Kessié and Bennacer as owners. Brahim Diaz is back on the trocar but this is one of Pioli’s two formation doubts. The training sessions have not given too many indications but the Rossoneri 10 is in a run-off with Krunic. Same goes for the central striker: it is not certain that Ibra is the chosen one since Giroud is not left out. Pioli will wait until the end for both ballots

BOLOGNA-CAGLIARI, Monday at 8.45pm

Bologna, Arnautovic recovers

There will be two discounted returns to Bologna: Soumaoro and Soriano, unavailable against Napoli on Thursday due to disqualification, will return from the first minute. Headlights aimed at Casteldebole on Arnautovic. The attacker did not play midweek also due to a small muscle problem but Mihajlovic expects to have him back even if at the moment he is not yet sure his presence on the pitch from the first minute. Orsolini therefore remains on the alert. In the median pair formed by Svanberg and Dominguez.

Cagliari, Mazzarri awaits good news

The list of unavailable players, to date is long and full of possible holders, but given that the rossoblù will play on “Monday Night”, Mazzarri has more time to receive good news about Strootman, Godin and Nandez. If the midfielders don’t make it, watch out for the possible surprise Oliva. In attack, however, Pavoletti still seems to be slightly favored over Keita even if he is almost certain of the relay, he will see both with minutes on the pitch.

We want to thank the writer of this article for this incredible content

The probable formations of the 11th day

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All the latest on probable formations directly from Sky Sport reporters. Naples, Osimhen forfeits for a calf problem. Milan find Brahim Diaz, in Inter chance from 1 ‘for Ranocchia and Dzeko with Correa forward

PROBABLE TRAININGS DAY 11: THE ‘CAMPETTI’

The great Serie A binge has reached its last course. Three days in just over a week; not bad for fans and fantasy coaches who practically never stopped. Of course, for some teams the hellish cycle is not over as the European cups return next week.

Obviously we are all looking for fresh news: once again we rely on the team of Sky Sport reporters. The work of our correspondents these days it is more valuable than ever. Between physical problems, ballots, absences and surprises it is not easy to set up a competitive fantasy. Let’s go straight to the solo without getting too lost in chatter: this is the situation from the 20 Serie A fields

INTER-UDINESE, Sunday at 12:30

Inter, Dzeko returns. Who by his side?

The DATA



Bomber defenders in 2021: Dimarco is now on the podium

After the initial bench against Empoli, Edin Dzeko is ready to put on his starting shirt but in view of Udinese the question concerns the Bosnian’s attacking partner. Who between Lautaro and Correa? With Sanchez on the pitch from the start in the midweek, the Correa hypothesis is by no means to be put aside, on the contrary. The ‘Tucu’ is in pole position. On the right, Dumfries overtakes Darmian while in defense, after Skriniar’s rest, it cannot be ruled out that the turnover ‘hits’ de Vrij. Chance for Ranocchia. In the median, on the other hand, a rest lap probably for Barella, with Vidal ready to replace him.

Udinese, Pussetto still has problems

His exclusion from the match against Verona had surprised a little but then it was immediately understood that for Pussetto it was a physical problem. The knee still has problems and therefore in all probability it will also be absent at San Siro. The one who returns instead is Deulofeu, who Gotti managed precisely with the aim of returning against the Italian champions. The former Milan should, however, start from the bench with Success hoping for the second game as a starter in a row but there is always the option Pereyra alto and Makengo inserted in the median with Arslan and Walace.

FIORENTINA-SPEZIA, Sunday at 3pm

Fiorentina, forced attack for Italian

Nico Gonzalez is still positive at Covid while Saponara is to be verified. Together with Vlahovic therefore only Callejon and Sottil remain unless Maleh is raised. “Necessary” ballot on the right: Odriozola has just returned from two consecutive benches and therefore we cannot yet assume his ownership. Instead, there are many options for the midfield but someone, necessarily, will have to take a breath. Perhaps it will be in that department that Italian will have to evaluate with the utmost attention.

Spezia, Motta does not want to hear about tiredness

“They are young and two games in a row cannot be an excuse to be tired”. This is Thiago Motta’s summary of the possible turnover against Fiorentina. In terms of availability, the technician hopes to recover Sala and Erlic. Verde hopes to regain a shirt as a starter while the nice words spent for Strelec can make us think of his confirmation in the starting line-up.

GENOA-VENICE, Sunday at 3pm

Genoa, starting shirt ready for Pandev

When we think about the starting line-up of a team, the first thing to do is to look at the infirmary and lately, among the teams with the most doctors’ appearances, there is Genoa. For Sunday’s delicate challenge Ballardini still has Fares, Hernani, Bani and Maksimovic out. Behind then there will be Biraschi with Masiello fighting for a jersey with Vasquez. In the median, on the other hand, we will probably see Touré again while in front of us we think about Pandev’s return from the first minute.

Venice, midfield and attack decided

There don’t seem to be big doubts about two departments in the Venice home. Ampadu’s disqualification, combined with Vacca’s new unavailability, should result in ownership of the trio formed by Busio, Kiyine and Crnigoj. In attack, there remains the small doubt linked to Aramu who, however, should grit his teeth. Henry returns as owner while Okereke remains immovable. Behind, on the other hand, the return of Haps is ready while Caldara is at risk from the bench.

SASSUOLO-EMPOLI, Sunday at 3pm

Sassuolo, news in defense and attack

Fresh from a very heavy success at the Turin Stadium, Sassuolo tries to hit the third consecutive victory. Dionisi should re-propose both Chiriches and Toljan in defense. On the left, instead, Kyriakopoulos is a candidate. The Frattesi-Lopez couple, unless they are in precarious physical conditions, will be very confirmed while in attack we should review Scamacca with a possible ballot Defrel-Raspadori on the outside trocar. Boga and Djuricic have recovered and trained with the rest of their teammates but perhaps it is still too early to see them both from the start.

Empoli, forced change in the middle

First red in Serie A for Samuele Ricci who then skips the Reggio Emilia match. In the median Andreazzoli has some solutions but the most accredited is the one that foresees Haas owner. In defense on the left Marchizza returns while in the middle Luperto is in a runoff with Isamjli. Di Francesco is not yet at 100%, Pinamonti is certainly not in doubt but up there it is not so obvious that Cutrone will be there from the beginning. In fact, a sort of double playmaker is also possible with Henderson and Bajrami simultaneously on the pitch.

SALERNITANA-NAPLES, Sunday at 6pm

Salernitana, rebus attack for Colantuono

read also



Osimhen injury, the latest news

The midweek comeback victory has given Salernitana new security: now comes the derby with Napoli and there are 4 candidates for two jerseys up front. In the last round everyone set foot on the pitch: possible tandem Bonazzoli (fresh off the goal) and Simy (decisive with Schiavone’s 2-1 assist) but certainly both Gondo and Djuric are not totally cut off. In defense we could see Gagliolo from the beginning while Obi, Di Tacchio and Kastanos go towards confirmation in the median.

Naples, Osimhen out: calf problem

Victor Osimhen will miss the commitment with Salernitana, stopped by a muscle problem in the calf: on Sunday the checks to assess the extent. In its place more Mertens than Petagna. Spalletti also thinks of a moderate turnover. Mario Rui, for example, must defend himself from Ghoulam’s attack. In the median Demme could be proposed from the beginning while in attack.

ROME-MILAN, Sunday at 8.45pm

Rome, El Sha overtakes Miky

Rival friends

Abraham-Tomori, is a challenge between fraternal friends

A question of formation (resolved) for José Mourinho who receives the leaders Milan at the Olimpico. The fourth consecutive equal formation in the league should not occur. Mancini and Ibanez will be the central players while Cristante will act alongside Veretout. The ‘different’ name appears on the trocar compared to the usual one: El Shaarawy seems to have exceeded Mkhitaryan in the approval rating. The Armenian is not going through a particularly positive moment and the “Pharaoh” hopes (as a former) to prove that he deserves promotion for the future as well. Villar, Diawara, Reynolds and Borja Mayoral are still out of the squad

Milan, two ballots still to be resolved

The situation from the Rossoneri infirmary speaks of a Rebic still in pain. The player has done custom work and will not be available. In defense, both Kjaer and Theo Hernandez are ready to return from the start. In the median, on the other hand, there are three eligible candidates but only two jerseys. It is possible that Tonali remains out with Kessié and Bennacer as owners. Brahim Diaz is back on the trocar but this is one of Pioli’s two formation doubts. The training sessions have not given too many indications but the Rossoneri 10 is in a run-off with Krunic. Same goes for the central striker: it is not certain that Ibra is the chosen one since Giroud is not left out. Pioli will wait until the end for both ballots

BOLOGNA-CAGLIARI, Monday at 8.45pm

Bologna, Arnautovic recovers

There will be two discounted returns to Bologna: Soumaoro and Soriano, unavailable against Napoli on Thursday due to disqualification, will return from the first minute. Headlights aimed at Casteldebole on Arnautovic. The attacker did not play midweek also due to a small muscle problem but Mihajlovic expects to have him back even if at the moment he is not yet sure his presence on the pitch from the first minute. Orsolini therefore remains on the alert. In the median pair formed by Svanberg and Dominguez.

Cagliari, Mazzarri awaits good news

The list of unavailable players, to date is long and full of possible holders, but given that the rossoblù will play on “Monday Night”, Mazzarri has more time to receive good news about Strootman, Godin and Nandez. If the midfielders don’t make it, watch out for the possible surprise Oliva. In attack, however, Pavoletti still seems to be slightly favored over Keita even if he is almost certain of the relay, he will see both with minutes on the pitch.

We want to thank the writer of this article for this incredible content

The probable formations of the 11th day

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Last Solo debut at the top of the charts for both albums and vinyls with his latest album.

And his is the best result for copies sold in the first week of 2021.

Solo, released on Friday 22 October two years after the previous work, had already made his debut in Top5 Global Album Debuts, the ranking of the most listened to records in the world on Spotify on the debut weekend.

After just one week, both the album and vinyl are the best sellers of the week and have also captured # 1 on both charts. FIMI.
A huge satisfaction for the Roman singer-songwriter: the record, in fact, is the best debut for sales of 2021.

AN ALBUM with the human being and his frailties at the center

Last, stage name of Niccolò Moriconi, has entirely written and composed the 17 songs that make up this fourth recording project. Moreover, this time the artist has also ventured into the challenge of the musical production of the piece 2:43 am.

The author’s inimitable and recognizable trait emerges in the 17 tracks: the ability to introspect. The health emergency has forced the musicians to silence and distance from the public and Ultimo manages to tell us the emotions he has felt in the last two years, exposing himself in the lyrics.

SOLO TRACKLIST

  1. The child who counted the stars
  2. Nothing
  3. On the final
  4. Solo
  5. Shoot in the chest
  6. Isolation
  7. That thread that unites us
  8. Super heroes
  9. Greta’s window
  10. good morning Life
  11. Those boys
  12. Never know where to go
  13. September 22
  14. 7+3
  15. All of this is you
  16. I do not love
  17. 2:43 am

The story of Solo started October 15, 2021 with Nothing, the first single extract. The album also includes the songs that laid the foundation for the start of this new musical journey: All of this is you (double platinum disc), September 22 (double platinum disc), 7+3 (gold disc) e good morning Life (platinum record).
On the other hand, it is unpublished Super heroes, a song that we will find at Christmas at the cinema, as it will be the soundtrack of the new film of the same name by Paolo Genovese, distributed by Medusa Film.

Solo it also consecrates the beginning of a larger work, being the first self-produced album by his label Last Records. We can find it on all digital platforms (including in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos its Apple Music) and can be purchased in physical format as CD and white double LP (also in limited edition autographed exclusively on Amazon, of which the CD is already out).
Also available are the special double LP Deluxe box and CD Deluxe box versions, which contain 17 illustrated plates. Designed by Last itself, were made by Luca Orange and are inspired by the 17 tracks of the disc and photograph their meaning.

ULTIMO Solo brings The POKER to the songwriter

Last does not disappoint the expectations even this time. Currently all four of his are present in the ranking of FIMI Top100 of the best-selling albums.

After only 5 years of career, he is confirmed as a record-breaking singer-songwriter: in 2019 Blame the fairy tales is the best-selling album of the year e Last the most listened to artist in Italy on Spotify e Apple Music.
In the same year, all three of his albums are present at the same time in the Top 10 of the Top of the Music FIMI/Gfk, the first time that an artist reaches this milestone in Italy.
To date, Last has already sold over 2,000,000 records, reaching over a billion streams on Spotify, 45 platinum discs and 16 gold discs and, with the tour scheduled for 2022, he is the youngest artist ever to undertake a tour in the stadiums, after the live The fairytale, at the Olympic Stadium on July 4, 2019.
Since 2019, it is Goodwill Ambassador UNICEF and supports projects to combat malnutrition and to support vaccinations, water systems and sanitation in Mali, where in 2020 it was for its first field mission.

We just have to wish him to continue like this.

We wish to give thanks to the author of this short article for this amazing material

Ultimo is the best copy-sold debut of 2021

" } ["summary"]=> string(511) "Last Solo debut at the top of the charts for both albums and vinyls with his latest album. And his is the best result for copies sold in the first week of 2021. Solo, released on Friday 22 October two years after the previous work, had already made his debut in Top5 Global Album Debuts, ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(6820) "

Last Solo debut at the top of the charts for both albums and vinyls with his latest album.

And his is the best result for copies sold in the first week of 2021.

Solo, released on Friday 22 October two years after the previous work, had already made his debut in Top5 Global Album Debuts, the ranking of the most listened to records in the world on Spotify on the debut weekend.

After just one week, both the album and vinyl are the best sellers of the week and have also captured # 1 on both charts. FIMI.
A huge satisfaction for the Roman singer-songwriter: the record, in fact, is the best debut for sales of 2021.

AN ALBUM with the human being and his frailties at the center

Last, stage name of Niccolò Moriconi, has entirely written and composed the 17 songs that make up this fourth recording project. Moreover, this time the artist has also ventured into the challenge of the musical production of the piece 2:43 am.

The author’s inimitable and recognizable trait emerges in the 17 tracks: the ability to introspect. The health emergency has forced the musicians to silence and distance from the public and Ultimo manages to tell us the emotions he has felt in the last two years, exposing himself in the lyrics.

SOLO TRACKLIST

  1. The child who counted the stars
  2. Nothing
  3. On the final
  4. Solo
  5. Shoot in the chest
  6. Isolation
  7. That thread that unites us
  8. Super heroes
  9. Greta’s window
  10. good morning Life
  11. Those boys
  12. Never know where to go
  13. September 22
  14. 7+3
  15. All of this is you
  16. I do not love
  17. 2:43 am

The story of Solo started October 15, 2021 with Nothing, the first single extract. The album also includes the songs that laid the foundation for the start of this new musical journey: All of this is you (double platinum disc), September 22 (double platinum disc), 7+3 (gold disc) e good morning Life (platinum record).
On the other hand, it is unpublished Super heroes, a song that we will find at Christmas at the cinema, as it will be the soundtrack of the new film of the same name by Paolo Genovese, distributed by Medusa Film.

Solo it also consecrates the beginning of a larger work, being the first self-produced album by his label Last Records. We can find it on all digital platforms (including in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos its Apple Music) and can be purchased in physical format as CD and white double LP (also in limited edition autographed exclusively on Amazon, of which the CD is already out).
Also available are the special double LP Deluxe box and CD Deluxe box versions, which contain 17 illustrated plates. Designed by Last itself, were made by Luca Orange and are inspired by the 17 tracks of the disc and photograph their meaning.

ULTIMO Solo brings The POKER to the songwriter

Last does not disappoint the expectations even this time. Currently all four of his are present in the ranking of FIMI Top100 of the best-selling albums.

After only 5 years of career, he is confirmed as a record-breaking singer-songwriter: in 2019 Blame the fairy tales is the best-selling album of the year e Last the most listened to artist in Italy on Spotify e Apple Music.
In the same year, all three of his albums are present at the same time in the Top 10 of the Top of the Music FIMI/Gfk, the first time that an artist reaches this milestone in Italy.
To date, Last has already sold over 2,000,000 records, reaching over a billion streams on Spotify, 45 platinum discs and 16 gold discs and, with the tour scheduled for 2022, he is the youngest artist ever to undertake a tour in the stadiums, after the live The fairytale, at the Olympic Stadium on July 4, 2019.
Since 2019, it is Goodwill Ambassador UNICEF and supports projects to combat malnutrition and to support vaccinations, water systems and sanitation in Mali, where in 2020 it was for its first field mission.

We just have to wish him to continue like this.

We wish to give thanks to the author of this short article for this amazing material

Ultimo is the best copy-sold debut of 2021

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France will take measures to “Replica”, even of “Retaliation” within eight days if the United Kingdom does not grant more licenses to French fishermen, declared on October 14 the French Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune. Nine days later, French fishermen say progress with Britain on licensing fishing in British waters after Brexit is insufficient.

“The negotiations that resumed last Wednesday have at this stage resulted in the issuance of a handful of additional licenses. (…) The progress recorded is much too timid and above all much too long (…) ”, declared, Saturday, October 23, the National Fisheries Committee (CNPMEM) after a videoconference with the Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, adding that the Minister had assured French fishermen that“She wouldn’t let go”. This videoconference was intended to keep French fishermen informed of the progress of negotiations conducted by the European Commission with the British authorities.

France accuses London of not respecting the agreements concluded within the framework of the exit of Great Britain from the European Union by imposing new conditions on the granting of licenses in British waters for European fishermen, in particular the proof pre-Brexit activity in the areas concerned.

Deadline set for October 30

The post-Brexit agreement signed at the end of December between London and Brussels provides that European fishermen can work off British and Channel waters, but must prove that they have already done so in the past. Nine months after the agreement, Jersey granted 64 definitive licenses to French boats (against 169 requested by Paris) and rejected 75 applications.

The CNPMEM warns that, in the absence of a “Satisfactory epilogue” quickly, this quarrel “Will not be long in ending in mood swings” from French fishermen. According to the French government, which threatens to take retaliatory measures in areas such as energy, access to ports or customs matters, Britain has set October 30 as the deadline for the granting of of its licenses. According to the CNPMEM, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, will chair a meeting on the subject on Tuesday “During which the French strategy will be refined”.

Olivier Leprêtre, chairman of the Hauts-de-France regional maritime fisheries committee, said representatives of the European Commission and the British government would meet again on Monday. “We need clear answers before the end of the month to give visibility to fishermen. The technical work will continue in the days to come, at a forced march “, he said, assuring himself that “The government is not giving up”.

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Le Monde with AFP and Reuters

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French fishermen’s impatience with post-Brexit license negotiations

" } ["summary"]=> string(691) "On board the trawler “Nicolas Jeremy”, in the North Sea, December 7, 2020. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / REUTERS France will take measures to “Replica”, even of “Retaliation” within eight days if the United Kingdom does not grant more licenses to French fishermen, declared on October 14 the French Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune. ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(5287) "

France will take measures to “Replica”, even of “Retaliation” within eight days if the United Kingdom does not grant more licenses to French fishermen, declared on October 14 the French Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune. Nine days later, French fishermen say progress with Britain on licensing fishing in British waters after Brexit is insufficient.

“The negotiations that resumed last Wednesday have at this stage resulted in the issuance of a handful of additional licenses. (…) The progress recorded is much too timid and above all much too long (…) ”, declared, Saturday, October 23, the National Fisheries Committee (CNPMEM) after a videoconference with the Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, adding that the Minister had assured French fishermen that“She wouldn’t let go”. This videoconference was intended to keep French fishermen informed of the progress of negotiations conducted by the European Commission with the British authorities.

France accuses London of not respecting the agreements concluded within the framework of the exit of Great Britain from the European Union by imposing new conditions on the granting of licenses in British waters for European fishermen, in particular the proof pre-Brexit activity in the areas concerned.

Deadline set for October 30

The post-Brexit agreement signed at the end of December between London and Brussels provides that European fishermen can work off British and Channel waters, but must prove that they have already done so in the past. Nine months after the agreement, Jersey granted 64 definitive licenses to French boats (against 169 requested by Paris) and rejected 75 applications.

The CNPMEM warns that, in the absence of a “Satisfactory epilogue” quickly, this quarrel “Will not be long in ending in mood swings” from French fishermen. According to the French government, which threatens to take retaliatory measures in areas such as energy, access to ports or customs matters, Britain has set October 30 as the deadline for the granting of of its licenses. According to the CNPMEM, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, will chair a meeting on the subject on Tuesday “During which the French strategy will be refined”.

Olivier Leprêtre, chairman of the Hauts-de-France regional maritime fisheries committee, said representatives of the European Commission and the British government would meet again on Monday. “We need clear answers before the end of the month to give visibility to fishermen. The technical work will continue in the days to come, at a forced march “, he said, assuring himself that “The government is not giving up”.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers For French fishermen, “overnight, Brexit became concrete”

Le Monde with AFP and Reuters

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French fishermen’s impatience with post-Brexit license negotiations

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1635634317) } [4]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(63) "Gene therapy shows early promise as angelman syndrome treatment" ["link"]=> string(83) "https://bofads.com/gene-therapy-shows-early-promise-as-angelman-syndrome-treatment/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Tony Grantly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 30 Oct 2021 22:48:35 +0000" ["category"]=> string(61) "Health And Scienceangelmangenepromisesyndrometherapytreatment" ["guid"]=> string(25) "https://bofads.com/?p=892" ["description"]=> string(649) "Journal Reference: Matthew C. Judson, Charles Shyng, Jeremy M. Simon, Courtney R. Davis, A. Mattijs Punt, Mirabel T. Salmon, Noah W. Miller, Kimberly D. Ritola, Ype Elgersma, David G. Amaral, Steven J. Gray, Benjamin D. Philpot. Dual-isoform hUBE3A gene transfer improves behavioral and seizure outcomes in Angelman syndrome model mice. JCI Insight, 2021; 6 (20) ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4704) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Matthew C. Judson, Charles Shyng, Jeremy M. Simon, Courtney R. Davis, A. Mattijs Punt, Mirabel T. Salmon, Noah W. Miller, Kimberly D. Ritola, Ype Elgersma, David G. Amaral, Steven J. Gray, Benjamin D. Philpot. Dual-isoform hUBE3A gene transfer improves behavioral and seizure outcomes in Angelman syndrome model mice. JCI Insight, 2021; 6 (20) DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.144712

Angelman syndrome affects roughly one in every 20,000 children, and in the US alone it is thought that there are more than 15,000 people with the condition. There is no specific treatment, but scientists led by Ben Philpot, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at UNC School of Medicine and Associate Director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, previously suggested that the best way to treat the disorder would be to restore function of the UBE3A gene in neurons, which has been lost in the brains of people with Angelman syndrome.

The genetics of Angelman syndrome are more complicated than classic single-gene disorders such as cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell anemia. Humans inherit one maternal and one paternal copy of most genes. Angelman syndrome arises in children whose maternal UBE3A copy has somehow been mutated or deleted. For reasons that aren’t fully clear, mature neurons normally express only the maternal copy of UBE3A; the paternal copy is effectively silenced. Thus, when the maternal copy is lost, the gene’s function is absent in neurons. Because UBE3A encodes a protein that helps regulate the levels of other important proteins, its absence severely disrupts brain development.

Compounding the complexity, neurons express two different variants or “isoforms” of UBE3A that vary slightly in length — a short form and a long form — in a ratio of about three short forms for every one long form.

Philpot’s team was able to craft a version of UBE3A that, when expressed by neurons, yields short and long forms of the UBE3A protein at a near-normal ratio. The scientists inserted their therapeutic UBE3A gene into a virus-derived carrier, or “vector,” engineered for reliable delivery to neurons. They injected a solution of this vector into hollow spaces, called ventricles, in the brains of newborn Angelman syndrome model mice, which lack the maternal copy of the mouse Ube3a gene. Like humans with Angelman syndrome, these mice fail to express UBE3A protein in their neurons and develop motor deficits, seizures, and other neurological symptoms in the first months of life.

Philpot and colleagues verified that vector-borne UBE3A became active in neurons throughout the Angelman model mouse brain just days after injection, at a level similar to that of the normal gene. This treatment restored motor skill-learning and the essential mouse behaviors of digging, burrowing, and nest-building. Untreated mice developed the usual Angelman-like impairments. The treated mice also did not become as susceptible as their untreated counterparts to experimentally induced epileptic seizures, and importantly, did not suffer any obvious negative side effects.

“This was a proof-of-concept study, but if these early results were translated to the clinic, they would represent big improvements in the quality of life for individuals with Angelman syndrome,” said study lead author Matt Judson, PhD, a research associate in the Philpot Lab, who performed most of the experiments.

The researchers plan to further develop their strategy, first with more tests in mice and monkeys to optimize dose and delivery methods, and ultimately, pending promising safety results, human clinical trials. If such a therapy were available, the researchers expect it might be able to deliver benefits to individuals of any age, but perhaps with varying benefits.

“The range from birth to four years is probably ideal, but we think that whenever we can reinstate this gene’s function in the brain, we’re likely to see some improvements,” Philpot said.

We would like to give thanks to the writer of this post for this amazing material

Gene therapy shows early promise as angelman syndrome treatment

" } ["summary"]=> string(649) "Journal Reference: Matthew C. Judson, Charles Shyng, Jeremy M. Simon, Courtney R. Davis, A. Mattijs Punt, Mirabel T. Salmon, Noah W. Miller, Kimberly D. Ritola, Ype Elgersma, David G. Amaral, Steven J. Gray, Benjamin D. Philpot. Dual-isoform hUBE3A gene transfer improves behavioral and seizure outcomes in Angelman syndrome model mice. JCI Insight, 2021; 6 (20) ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(4704) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Matthew C. Judson, Charles Shyng, Jeremy M. Simon, Courtney R. Davis, A. Mattijs Punt, Mirabel T. Salmon, Noah W. Miller, Kimberly D. Ritola, Ype Elgersma, David G. Amaral, Steven J. Gray, Benjamin D. Philpot. Dual-isoform hUBE3A gene transfer improves behavioral and seizure outcomes in Angelman syndrome model mice. JCI Insight, 2021; 6 (20) DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.144712

Angelman syndrome affects roughly one in every 20,000 children, and in the US alone it is thought that there are more than 15,000 people with the condition. There is no specific treatment, but scientists led by Ben Philpot, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at UNC School of Medicine and Associate Director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, previously suggested that the best way to treat the disorder would be to restore function of the UBE3A gene in neurons, which has been lost in the brains of people with Angelman syndrome.

The genetics of Angelman syndrome are more complicated than classic single-gene disorders such as cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell anemia. Humans inherit one maternal and one paternal copy of most genes. Angelman syndrome arises in children whose maternal UBE3A copy has somehow been mutated or deleted. For reasons that aren’t fully clear, mature neurons normally express only the maternal copy of UBE3A; the paternal copy is effectively silenced. Thus, when the maternal copy is lost, the gene’s function is absent in neurons. Because UBE3A encodes a protein that helps regulate the levels of other important proteins, its absence severely disrupts brain development.

Compounding the complexity, neurons express two different variants or “isoforms” of UBE3A that vary slightly in length — a short form and a long form — in a ratio of about three short forms for every one long form.

Philpot’s team was able to craft a version of UBE3A that, when expressed by neurons, yields short and long forms of the UBE3A protein at a near-normal ratio. The scientists inserted their therapeutic UBE3A gene into a virus-derived carrier, or “vector,” engineered for reliable delivery to neurons. They injected a solution of this vector into hollow spaces, called ventricles, in the brains of newborn Angelman syndrome model mice, which lack the maternal copy of the mouse Ube3a gene. Like humans with Angelman syndrome, these mice fail to express UBE3A protein in their neurons and develop motor deficits, seizures, and other neurological symptoms in the first months of life.

Philpot and colleagues verified that vector-borne UBE3A became active in neurons throughout the Angelman model mouse brain just days after injection, at a level similar to that of the normal gene. This treatment restored motor skill-learning and the essential mouse behaviors of digging, burrowing, and nest-building. Untreated mice developed the usual Angelman-like impairments. The treated mice also did not become as susceptible as their untreated counterparts to experimentally induced epileptic seizures, and importantly, did not suffer any obvious negative side effects.

“This was a proof-of-concept study, but if these early results were translated to the clinic, they would represent big improvements in the quality of life for individuals with Angelman syndrome,” said study lead author Matt Judson, PhD, a research associate in the Philpot Lab, who performed most of the experiments.

The researchers plan to further develop their strategy, first with more tests in mice and monkeys to optimize dose and delivery methods, and ultimately, pending promising safety results, human clinical trials. If such a therapy were available, the researchers expect it might be able to deliver benefits to individuals of any age, but perhaps with varying benefits.

“The range from birth to four years is probably ideal, but we think that whenever we can reinstate this gene’s function in the brain, we’re likely to see some improvements,” Philpot said.

We would like to give thanks to the writer of this post for this amazing material

Gene therapy shows early promise as angelman syndrome treatment

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1635634115) } [5]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(130) "“Advances in synthetic biology occupy an increasing place in our understanding of the fundamental principles of living things”" ["link"]=> string(144) "https://bofads.com/advances-in-synthetic-biology-occupy-an-increasing-place-in-our-understanding-of-the-fundamental-principles-of-living-things/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Paula Hooper" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 30 Oct 2021 22:45:55 +0000" ["category"]=> string(88) "SciencesAdvancesbiologyfundamentalincreasinglivingoccupyprinciplessyntheticunderstanding" ["guid"]=> string(25) "https://bofads.com/?p=889" ["description"]=> string(869) "Flames. “Synthetic biology. “By its name, evoking an ambition to create life from scratch, this discipline seems likely to arouse all fantasies. Synthesize the living, for what? Become master of his creature, like the myths of the Golem or the sorcerer’s apprentice? What guarantees that this emanation does not escape potential Dr Frankensteins? But behind ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4354) "

Flames. “Synthetic biology. “By its name, evoking an ambition to create life from scratch, this discipline seems likely to arouse all fantasies. Synthesize the living, for what? Become master of his creature, like the myths of the Golem or the sorcerer’s apprentice? What guarantees that this emanation does not escape potential Dr Frankensteins? But behind these too hasty caricatures, the objectives set by researchers in this field are much less sacrilegious.

Certainly, technological prowess with high media potential is one of the keys to the success of the field, often helped by a few small shortcuts in communication. An example ? In 2010, when the JCVI, an institute created by the pioneer of genetic sequencing J. Craig Venter, announced the birth of JCVI-syn1.0, the first microorganism whose genome had been fully synthesized in vitro, it is welcomed as the first synthetic organism.

However, only its genome, made up of 901 genes, is produced in the laboratory by following the genomic plans of the bacterium. Mycoplasma mycoides. However, beyond these announcement effects, advances in synthetic biology occupy an increasing place in our understanding of the fundamental principles of living things.

The basics necessary “for life”

Their main contribution consists in identifying the bases necessary for “life”: the capacity of an organism to maintain itself, to reproduce identically and, in the long term, to evolve according to a Darwinian model. The idea is not only to know the necessary and sufficient molecular components of living things, but also to ensure that they work together, and to determine the minimum frame.

Read also Can we “biocontain” microorganisms?

In order to define the latter, the JCVI had, in 2016, stripped the prototype 1.0 of all the superfluous, by providing its successor JCVI-syn3.0 of a new synthetic genome reduced to 473 genes. However, this minimal microorganism remained imperfect. Instead of generating cells that are all identical, well separated from each other like 1.0, its division was poorly controlled, giving rise to aberrant morphologies, hazardous distribution of the genome, and very slow growth.

This flawed platform offered an ideal opportunity to search for the ingredients to reconstitute a division identical to that of 1.0, and thus to identify genes crucial for cell division in mycoplasmas. As she describes it in the newspaper Cell of March 29, the team proceeded in blocks, systematically replacing segments of the 1.0 genome with the corresponding segment of the 3.0 genome, in search of a portion that would disrupt division. The culprit was thus circumscribed to a segment of 76 genes which differed between the two microorganisms.

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“Advances in synthetic biology occupy an increasing place in our understanding of the fundamental principles of living things”

" } ["summary"]=> string(869) "Flames. “Synthetic biology. “By its name, evoking an ambition to create life from scratch, this discipline seems likely to arouse all fantasies. Synthesize the living, for what? Become master of his creature, like the myths of the Golem or the sorcerer’s apprentice? What guarantees that this emanation does not escape potential Dr Frankensteins? But behind ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(4354) "

Flames. “Synthetic biology. “By its name, evoking an ambition to create life from scratch, this discipline seems likely to arouse all fantasies. Synthesize the living, for what? Become master of his creature, like the myths of the Golem or the sorcerer’s apprentice? What guarantees that this emanation does not escape potential Dr Frankensteins? But behind these too hasty caricatures, the objectives set by researchers in this field are much less sacrilegious.

Certainly, technological prowess with high media potential is one of the keys to the success of the field, often helped by a few small shortcuts in communication. An example ? In 2010, when the JCVI, an institute created by the pioneer of genetic sequencing J. Craig Venter, announced the birth of JCVI-syn1.0, the first microorganism whose genome had been fully synthesized in vitro, it is welcomed as the first synthetic organism.

However, only its genome, made up of 901 genes, is produced in the laboratory by following the genomic plans of the bacterium. Mycoplasma mycoides. However, beyond these announcement effects, advances in synthetic biology occupy an increasing place in our understanding of the fundamental principles of living things.

The basics necessary “for life”

Their main contribution consists in identifying the bases necessary for “life”: the capacity of an organism to maintain itself, to reproduce identically and, in the long term, to evolve according to a Darwinian model. The idea is not only to know the necessary and sufficient molecular components of living things, but also to ensure that they work together, and to determine the minimum frame.

Read also Can we “biocontain” microorganisms?

In order to define the latter, the JCVI had, in 2016, stripped the prototype 1.0 of all the superfluous, by providing its successor JCVI-syn3.0 of a new synthetic genome reduced to 473 genes. However, this minimal microorganism remained imperfect. Instead of generating cells that are all identical, well separated from each other like 1.0, its division was poorly controlled, giving rise to aberrant morphologies, hazardous distribution of the genome, and very slow growth.

This flawed platform offered an ideal opportunity to search for the ingredients to reconstitute a division identical to that of 1.0, and thus to identify genes crucial for cell division in mycoplasmas. As she describes it in the newspaper Cell of March 29, the team proceeded in blocks, systematically replacing segments of the 1.0 genome with the corresponding segment of the 3.0 genome, in search of a portion that would disrupt division. The culprit was thus circumscribed to a segment of 76 genes which differed between the two microorganisms.

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“Advances in synthetic biology occupy an increasing place in our understanding of the fundamental principles of living things”

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Are you on the hunt for the best cordless vacuum cleaner? Then you make a good choice: the cordless vacuum cleaner is the most dynamic of its kind. Especially when you choose one of the stick vacuums that we have reviewed especially for this article.

Whether you search in the webshop or in the store itself: there is a huge range with an equally huge price and quality difference. Because we, like you, are curious about the best cordless vacuum cleaner of the moment, we have tested four high-quality stick vacuums. After reading this page, you will therefore know exactly which cordless vacuum cleaner best suits your floor and home.

Best choice

1

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra

A sturdy cordless Dyson vacuum cleaner with a multifunctional nozzle for all floor types.
Suitable for all floors
Long battery life (up to 1 hour)
Equipped with luxury LDC screen

Competitively priced

2

Dyson V8 Absolute + 300x300

Dyson V8 Absolute +

Rave reviews, a strong V8 engine and a suction nozzle that is well suited for carpeting.
Suitable for high-pile and low-pile carpet
Battery life up to 40 minutes
Crevice tool is equipped with lighting for extra view on dusty floors

Best all-rounder

3

Xiaomi Roidmi F8 Storm

A minimalist vacuum cleaner with great freedom of movement and an impressive battery life.
Battery life up to 55 minutes
Minimalist white design
Supplied with 7 attachments

Best price/quality

4

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474 300x300

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474

Highly flexible vacuum cleaner that makes it possible to effortlessly clean under the sofa and behind furniture. Ideal!
Supplied with flexible rod and up-top brush for furniture
Also available with mopping function
Supplied in red-and-white

How to choose the best cordless vacuum cleaner

To be sure that you are purchasing the best cordless vacuum cleaner, you must of course know on the basis of which criteria you choose one. We are happy to help you with that, because thanks to our vacuum cleaner test, we know exactly which things should be decisive in your choice.

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1. Battery Life

The battery life of cordless vacuum cleaners can vary enormously. In the more expensive segment, the battery lasts up to twice as long than the cheap models. However, a long battery life is not necessary for everyone. For example, if you have a small house or apartment, a battery life of twenty minutes is often sufficient. However, if you have two floors in your house, you’d better have a long battery life, so that you don’t have to charge the vacuum cleaner in between.

Rowenta Air Force Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Via: Rowenta

What you should pay attention to when choosing the battery life, that the mentioned duration is often related to the suction power of the vacuum cleaner. Most cordless vacuum cleaners can be operated in two modes: the normal mode and the turbo mode. Although the normal setting is sufficient for many floors, it is generally known that people prefer to use the turbo setting. This will clean your house faster.

However, the risk is that your battery will also run out faster. So take a good look at the product description of the vacuum cleaners that you come across in the webshop, to which user mode the battery life applies.

2. Floor covering or not

If you want to make sure that you don’t make a bad purchase, take a good look at which floor you have and choose the best cordless vacuum cleaner based on that.

If you live in a house with laminate, vinyl or PVC, the suction power of a vacuum cleaner is not very important. However, if you live in a house in which there is carpet in many places, it is very important that the vacuum cleaner has sufficient suction power and has a special nozzle for carpeting.

What you should also pay attention to is that in the case of a smooth floor, you should opt for a vacuum cleaner that contains a protective package brush. This prevents damage during cleaning. Do not underestimate this, because it would be a shame if you soon have a new vacuum cleaner that scratches your smooth floor.

Type of house Long battery life Premium vacuum cleaner Budgetstofzuiger
Small house with carpet X X
Large house with carpet X
Small house with smooth floor X X
Large house with smooth floor X

If you do not have a carpet or if your home is relatively small, we recommend that you do not go for a very expensive vacuum cleaner. A somewhat cheaper model is often fine. However, do you have carpet or do you live in a large house? Then it is definitely recommended to go for a premium cordless vacuum cleaner.

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3. Pets or no pets

Anyone who has a cat or dog knows that with a pet, you have to vacuum every day. Not only because pets often shed a lot, but because they also like to make a mess of it. Let’s face it: your dog is walking around the house with his dirty paws after a walk. The cat likes to take a sniff in the planter. And when the animals snuggle against you on the couch, they leave a trail of fur and hair.

To be sure that you get your house clean if you have pets, you should choose a vacuum cleaner with a high suction power and a suction nozzle that is suitable for animal hair. Pay close attention to this when making your choice, because not all vacuum cleaners have these specifications.

1

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra

BEST CHOICE

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra 300x600

With this multifunctional all-rounder from Dyson, no floor is a problem anymore. Carpeted or not, long pile or short pile, pets or no pets: the Dyson can handle it all and does it with maximum efficiency.

Do you want to be able to vacuum for an hour on one battery and clean every possible floor surface? And do you want in-depth insight into user statistics thanks to the included screen? Then this cordless vacuum cleaner Torque Drive cleaning brush is your perfect choice.

  • Suitable for all floor types, including carpet
  • Battery life up to 1 hour
  • Also available with double battery and charging station
  • Equipped with screen in LCD
  • Supplied in dark blue with grey

Pros

  • Very long battery life
  • Suitable for all types of floors
  • Supplied with smart vacuum cleaner brush

Negatives

  • A bit noisy
  • Pricey

2

Dyson V8 Absolute +

COMPETITIVELY PRICED

Dyson V8 Absolute + 300x600

This versatile cordless vacuum cleaner is available in three versions: the entry-level model, the model for people with pets and the model for carpet floors. Which choice you make depends on the type of home you have and the furry roommates who do or do not belong to it.

Are you looking for a competitively priced vacuum cleaner in the premium segment? And do you want it to be suitable for heavier household work. Then you’re in the right place with this Dyson. The battery lasts no less than 40 minutes, the crevice tool is equipped with LED lighting and the vacuum cleaner is available in all desired variants.

  • Suitable for floor coverings (also high pile)
  • Battery life up to 40 minutes
  • Equipped with lighting in the crevice tool
  • Available in multiple models
  • Supplied in grey, gold and blue

Pros

  • The illuminated crevice tool ensures that you no longer miss any dirt or dust
  • Excellent battery life of 40 minutes
  • Turbo brush is the solution for high-pile carpet

Negatives

  • Turbo mode greatly reduces battery life
  • Device is a bit noisy

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3

Xiaomi Roidmi F8 Storm

BEST ALL-ROUNDER

Xiaomi Roidmi F8 Storm (600x300)

Great freedom of movement and a battery life that you say to you. This minimalist design vacuum cleaner from Xiaomi is on the rise in the Netherlands and for good reason. You can also “operate” this cordless vacuum cleaner with an app. Not because it is robotized by the way – you have to buy a robot vacuum cleaner for that – but because it can switch suction mode via the app.

Another advantage of the app is that you can see how full the waste container is and what the current battery life is. This prevents frustration and provides the necessary insight for you as a user. Because the vacuum cleaner is also a hypoallergenic HEPA filter it is also ideal for allergy sufferers.

  • Battery life up to 55 minutes
  • Supplied in minimalist design (white)
  • Supplied with 7 attachments
  • Suitable for all floor types
  • Contains a HEPA filter against allergies

Pros

  • Rechargeable in just 1.5 hours
  • Suitable for all floors
  • Nice and calm design
  • Equipped with LED lighting on the suction nozzle
  • Suction mode can be controlled with an app

Negatives

  • Is quite loud at 78 decibels

4

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474

BEST PRICE/QUALITY

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474 600x300

Do you prefer to look for a vacuum cleaner that has the perfect balance between price and quality? And do you not want to compromise on the functions and possibilities of the device in the meantime? Then this Rowenta Air Force Flex is a choice that will make you happy.

The Rowenta is not only ideal because it offers such a great price/quality ratio, but also because it is unique in its kind. The flexible, bendable rod ensures that you can effortlessly get into every corner and that you can vacuum under almost any sofa with ease. In addition, the Rowenta contains some nice features, such as LED lighting and an up-top brush for high cabinets and shelves on the wall.

  • Very flexible thanks to bendable rod
  • Available with mopping function for multifunctional use
  • Supplied in red-and-white

Pros

  • Supplied with flexible rod for extra reach
  • Equipped with up-top brush for vacuuming on cabinets and wall shelves
  • Very attractive price compared to competition

Negatives

  • Misses the suction power that the Dysons do have

What is the best cordless vacuum cleaner for you? Time to choose

You now know what the four best cordless vacuum cleaners are in 2021. You also know exactly what to look for when you buy a vacuum cleaner, namely the battery life, the type of floor you have and whether you have pets. In short: you have grown into a real vacuum cleaner aficionado and can choose the best cordless vacuum cleaner with confidence.

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We wish you good luck with your choice and lots of fun with the best cordless vacuum cleaner for you!

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Tested: 4 best cordless vacuum cleaners of 2021

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Are you on the hunt for the best cordless vacuum cleaner? Then you make a good choice: the cordless vacuum cleaner is the most dynamic of its kind. Especially when you choose one of the stick vacuums that we have reviewed especially for this article.

Whether you search in the webshop or in the store itself: there is a huge range with an equally huge price and quality difference. Because we, like you, are curious about the best cordless vacuum cleaner of the moment, we have tested four high-quality stick vacuums. After reading this page, you will therefore know exactly which cordless vacuum cleaner best suits your floor and home.

Best choice

1

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra

A sturdy cordless Dyson vacuum cleaner with a multifunctional nozzle for all floor types.
Suitable for all floors
Long battery life (up to 1 hour)
Equipped with luxury LDC screen

Competitively priced

2

Dyson V8 Absolute + 300x300

Dyson V8 Absolute +

Rave reviews, a strong V8 engine and a suction nozzle that is well suited for carpeting.
Suitable for high-pile and low-pile carpet
Battery life up to 40 minutes
Crevice tool is equipped with lighting for extra view on dusty floors

Best all-rounder

3

Xiaomi Roidmi F8 Storm

A minimalist vacuum cleaner with great freedom of movement and an impressive battery life.
Battery life up to 55 minutes
Minimalist white design
Supplied with 7 attachments

Best price/quality

4

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474 300x300

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474

Highly flexible vacuum cleaner that makes it possible to effortlessly clean under the sofa and behind furniture. Ideal!
Supplied with flexible rod and up-top brush for furniture
Also available with mopping function
Supplied in red-and-white

How to choose the best cordless vacuum cleaner

To be sure that you are purchasing the best cordless vacuum cleaner, you must of course know on the basis of which criteria you choose one. We are happy to help you with that, because thanks to our vacuum cleaner test, we know exactly which things should be decisive in your choice.

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1. Battery Life

The battery life of cordless vacuum cleaners can vary enormously. In the more expensive segment, the battery lasts up to twice as long than the cheap models. However, a long battery life is not necessary for everyone. For example, if you have a small house or apartment, a battery life of twenty minutes is often sufficient. However, if you have two floors in your house, you’d better have a long battery life, so that you don’t have to charge the vacuum cleaner in between.

Rowenta Air Force Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Via: Rowenta

What you should pay attention to when choosing the battery life, that the mentioned duration is often related to the suction power of the vacuum cleaner. Most cordless vacuum cleaners can be operated in two modes: the normal mode and the turbo mode. Although the normal setting is sufficient for many floors, it is generally known that people prefer to use the turbo setting. This will clean your house faster.

However, the risk is that your battery will also run out faster. So take a good look at the product description of the vacuum cleaners that you come across in the webshop, to which user mode the battery life applies.

2. Floor covering or not

If you want to make sure that you don’t make a bad purchase, take a good look at which floor you have and choose the best cordless vacuum cleaner based on that.

If you live in a house with laminate, vinyl or PVC, the suction power of a vacuum cleaner is not very important. However, if you live in a house in which there is carpet in many places, it is very important that the vacuum cleaner has sufficient suction power and has a special nozzle for carpeting.

What you should also pay attention to is that in the case of a smooth floor, you should opt for a vacuum cleaner that contains a protective package brush. This prevents damage during cleaning. Do not underestimate this, because it would be a shame if you soon have a new vacuum cleaner that scratches your smooth floor.

Type of house Long battery life Premium vacuum cleaner Budgetstofzuiger
Small house with carpet X X
Large house with carpet X
Small house with smooth floor X X
Large house with smooth floor X

If you do not have a carpet or if your home is relatively small, we recommend that you do not go for a very expensive vacuum cleaner. A somewhat cheaper model is often fine. However, do you have carpet or do you live in a large house? Then it is definitely recommended to go for a premium cordless vacuum cleaner.

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3. Pets or no pets

Anyone who has a cat or dog knows that with a pet, you have to vacuum every day. Not only because pets often shed a lot, but because they also like to make a mess of it. Let’s face it: your dog is walking around the house with his dirty paws after a walk. The cat likes to take a sniff in the planter. And when the animals snuggle against you on the couch, they leave a trail of fur and hair.

To be sure that you get your house clean if you have pets, you should choose a vacuum cleaner with a high suction power and a suction nozzle that is suitable for animal hair. Pay close attention to this when making your choice, because not all vacuum cleaners have these specifications.

1

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra

BEST CHOICE

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra 300x600

With this multifunctional all-rounder from Dyson, no floor is a problem anymore. Carpeted or not, long pile or short pile, pets or no pets: the Dyson can handle it all and does it with maximum efficiency.

Do you want to be able to vacuum for an hour on one battery and clean every possible floor surface? And do you want in-depth insight into user statistics thanks to the included screen? Then this cordless vacuum cleaner Torque Drive cleaning brush is your perfect choice.

  • Suitable for all floor types, including carpet
  • Battery life up to 1 hour
  • Also available with double battery and charging station
  • Equipped with screen in LCD
  • Supplied in dark blue with grey

Pros

  • Very long battery life
  • Suitable for all types of floors
  • Supplied with smart vacuum cleaner brush

Negatives

  • A bit noisy
  • Pricey

2

Dyson V8 Absolute +

COMPETITIVELY PRICED

Dyson V8 Absolute + 300x600

This versatile cordless vacuum cleaner is available in three versions: the entry-level model, the model for people with pets and the model for carpet floors. Which choice you make depends on the type of home you have and the furry roommates who do or do not belong to it.

Are you looking for a competitively priced vacuum cleaner in the premium segment? And do you want it to be suitable for heavier household work. Then you’re in the right place with this Dyson. The battery lasts no less than 40 minutes, the crevice tool is equipped with LED lighting and the vacuum cleaner is available in all desired variants.

  • Suitable for floor coverings (also high pile)
  • Battery life up to 40 minutes
  • Equipped with lighting in the crevice tool
  • Available in multiple models
  • Supplied in grey, gold and blue

Pros

  • The illuminated crevice tool ensures that you no longer miss any dirt or dust
  • Excellent battery life of 40 minutes
  • Turbo brush is the solution for high-pile carpet

Negatives

  • Turbo mode greatly reduces battery life
  • Device is a bit noisy

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3

Xiaomi Roidmi F8 Storm

BEST ALL-ROUNDER

Xiaomi Roidmi F8 Storm (600x300)

Great freedom of movement and a battery life that you say to you. This minimalist design vacuum cleaner from Xiaomi is on the rise in the Netherlands and for good reason. You can also “operate” this cordless vacuum cleaner with an app. Not because it is robotized by the way – you have to buy a robot vacuum cleaner for that – but because it can switch suction mode via the app.

Another advantage of the app is that you can see how full the waste container is and what the current battery life is. This prevents frustration and provides the necessary insight for you as a user. Because the vacuum cleaner is also a hypoallergenic HEPA filter it is also ideal for allergy sufferers.

  • Battery life up to 55 minutes
  • Supplied in minimalist design (white)
  • Supplied with 7 attachments
  • Suitable for all floor types
  • Contains a HEPA filter against allergies

Pros

  • Rechargeable in just 1.5 hours
  • Suitable for all floors
  • Nice and calm design
  • Equipped with LED lighting on the suction nozzle
  • Suction mode can be controlled with an app

Negatives

  • Is quite loud at 78 decibels

4

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474

BEST PRICE/QUALITY

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474 600x300

Do you prefer to look for a vacuum cleaner that has the perfect balance between price and quality? And do you not want to compromise on the functions and possibilities of the device in the meantime? Then this Rowenta Air Force Flex is a choice that will make you happy.

The Rowenta is not only ideal because it offers such a great price/quality ratio, but also because it is unique in its kind. The flexible, bendable rod ensures that you can effortlessly get into every corner and that you can vacuum under almost any sofa with ease. In addition, the Rowenta contains some nice features, such as LED lighting and an up-top brush for high cabinets and shelves on the wall.

  • Very flexible thanks to bendable rod
  • Available with mopping function for multifunctional use
  • Supplied in red-and-white

Pros

  • Supplied with flexible rod for extra reach
  • Equipped with up-top brush for vacuuming on cabinets and wall shelves
  • Very attractive price compared to competition

Negatives

  • Misses the suction power that the Dysons do have

What is the best cordless vacuum cleaner for you? Time to choose

You now know what the four best cordless vacuum cleaners are in 2021. You also know exactly what to look for when you buy a vacuum cleaner, namely the battery life, the type of floor you have and whether you have pets. In short: you have grown into a real vacuum cleaner aficionado and can choose the best cordless vacuum cleaner with confidence.

This content is not displayed. click here to show all our content by accepting our cookies

We wish you good luck with your choice and lots of fun with the best cordless vacuum cleaner for you!

Header Image: Dyson

We would love to give thanks to the writer of this write-up for this remarkable content

Tested: 4 best cordless vacuum cleaners of 2021

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1635633656) } [7]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(42) "Nigeria wants to boost palm oil production" ["link"]=> string(62) "https://bofads.com/nigeria-wants-to-boost-palm-oil-production/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Paula Hooper" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 30 Oct 2021 22:20:52 +0000" ["category"]=> string(35) "PlanetboostNigeriaoilpalmproduction" ["guid"]=> string(25) "https://bofads.com/?p=883" ["description"]=> string(545) "To stay up to date on African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. At the Okomu oil palm plantation in Edo State, southwestern Nigeria, September 14, 2021. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(7130) "

To stay up to date on African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa.

At the Okomu oil palm plantation in Edo State, southwestern Nigeria, September 14, 2021.

Near a pile of palm fruits waiting to be crushed, Micah Ojo, a Nigerian farmer, would like to take advantage of the Nigerian government’s desire to revive its once thriving palm oil industry.

Entangled, since the fall in the price of black gold in 2016, in an economic crisis made even worse by the coronavirus pandemic, the most populous country in Africa must diversify its economy and create jobs for its more than 200 people. millions of inhabitants.

Read also In Nigeria, entrepreneurs strangled by lack of foreign currency

The leading oil producer in Africa and the continent’s largest economy in terms of GDP, Nigeria therefore decided to invest heavily in palm oil, of which it was the main world producer in the 1960s.

Now the world’s fifth largest producer, it imports nearly half of the 2 million tonnes consumed annually in the country, further melting foreign exchange reserves already eroded by falling crude prices.

But Micah Ojo, who cultivates one of the small plantations that dot Akwa Ibom state and other states in southern Nigeria, where rows of oil palms line the roads despite the abandonment of many factories, is complained of not benefiting from loans granted by the government through the Central Bank to large farms and investors.

“It’s a sector that needs a lot of capital, we need the government to come and help us”, he pleads, central bank loans “Do not go to local farmers (…) we only hear about it on the news”.

Small producers in difficulty

In Edo State, the palms and rubber trees of the Okumu Oil Palm Company cover more than 33,000 hectares of land.

Plantations partly financed by a loan of 14 billion naira (29 million euros), contracted within the framework of the various development plans launched in recent years by the government, for the purchase of new plants of better quality and for help producers develop new plantations and factories.

“It helped us a lot to expand”, attests to AFP the chief executive of Okomu, Graham Hefer, a South African executive who has headed the company since 2007.

Founded in 1976, Okomu produces 40,000 tonnes of crude palm oil (CPO) per year and hopes to double its production by 2025, with two new factories commissioning by next year.

But the lack of infrastructure, the dismal state of the roads and the incessant cuts of electricity, hamper the development of this sector, like many others in Nigeria. “We are seriously urging the government to take an interest in these concerns”, explains Hofer.

Read also Nigeria: twenty fishermen killed in an anti-jihadist raid by the army

The palm oil industry has come under fire from around the world, accused in particular of contributing to deforestation or the disappearance of community lands for subsistence agriculture. On the contrary, its supporters claim that it contributes to local development and creates jobs.

In Akwa Ibom state, authorities say they are using a loan from the Central Bank to rehabilitate more than 3,000 hectares of an oil palm plantation abandoned for more than thirty years and with 200,000 palm trees and a tree nursery. ‘a capacity of 300,000 plants.

Micah Ojo now employs 30 people, compared to five when he started. But he needs new funds to be able to cultivate an additional 150 ha, available on his land.

Become more competitive

Small producers, who represent 70% of production according to Mr. Hefer, say they are excluded from financial aid from the Central Bank. “Banks only agree to lend to large, already established producers who already have significant sources of income., explains a representative of the Nigeria Plantation Owners Forum, which brings together industry players. These companies are, for the most part, multinationals. The small producers that the programs are supposed to target do not have access to it. “

According to the association, which called on the government and donors to grant loans to small producers on favorable terms, it takes between 3,800 and 4,800 euros, as well as a minimum of three years to develop a single hectare of palm tree. oil.

Small producers also want the Nigerian Oil Palm Research Institute (Nifor), run by the state, to help them improve seedlings or control pests and diseases, hoping to become more competitive.

The World with AFP

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Nigeria wants to boost palm oil production

" } ["summary"]=> string(545) "To stay up to date on African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. At the Okomu oil palm plantation in Edo State, southwestern Nigeria, September 14, 2021. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(7130) "

To stay up to date on African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa.

At the Okomu oil palm plantation in Edo State, southwestern Nigeria, September 14, 2021.

Near a pile of palm fruits waiting to be crushed, Micah Ojo, a Nigerian farmer, would like to take advantage of the Nigerian government’s desire to revive its once thriving palm oil industry.

Entangled, since the fall in the price of black gold in 2016, in an economic crisis made even worse by the coronavirus pandemic, the most populous country in Africa must diversify its economy and create jobs for its more than 200 people. millions of inhabitants.

Read also In Nigeria, entrepreneurs strangled by lack of foreign currency

The leading oil producer in Africa and the continent’s largest economy in terms of GDP, Nigeria therefore decided to invest heavily in palm oil, of which it was the main world producer in the 1960s.

Now the world’s fifth largest producer, it imports nearly half of the 2 million tonnes consumed annually in the country, further melting foreign exchange reserves already eroded by falling crude prices.

But Micah Ojo, who cultivates one of the small plantations that dot Akwa Ibom state and other states in southern Nigeria, where rows of oil palms line the roads despite the abandonment of many factories, is complained of not benefiting from loans granted by the government through the Central Bank to large farms and investors.

“It’s a sector that needs a lot of capital, we need the government to come and help us”, he pleads, central bank loans “Do not go to local farmers (…) we only hear about it on the news”.

Small producers in difficulty

In Edo State, the palms and rubber trees of the Okumu Oil Palm Company cover more than 33,000 hectares of land.

Plantations partly financed by a loan of 14 billion naira (29 million euros), contracted within the framework of the various development plans launched in recent years by the government, for the purchase of new plants of better quality and for help producers develop new plantations and factories.

“It helped us a lot to expand”, attests to AFP the chief executive of Okomu, Graham Hefer, a South African executive who has headed the company since 2007.

Founded in 1976, Okomu produces 40,000 tonnes of crude palm oil (CPO) per year and hopes to double its production by 2025, with two new factories commissioning by next year.

But the lack of infrastructure, the dismal state of the roads and the incessant cuts of electricity, hamper the development of this sector, like many others in Nigeria. “We are seriously urging the government to take an interest in these concerns”, explains Hofer.

Read also Nigeria: twenty fishermen killed in an anti-jihadist raid by the army

The palm oil industry has come under fire from around the world, accused in particular of contributing to deforestation or the disappearance of community lands for subsistence agriculture. On the contrary, its supporters claim that it contributes to local development and creates jobs.

In Akwa Ibom state, authorities say they are using a loan from the Central Bank to rehabilitate more than 3,000 hectares of an oil palm plantation abandoned for more than thirty years and with 200,000 palm trees and a tree nursery. ‘a capacity of 300,000 plants.

Micah Ojo now employs 30 people, compared to five when he started. But he needs new funds to be able to cultivate an additional 150 ha, available on his land.

Become more competitive

Small producers, who represent 70% of production according to Mr. Hefer, say they are excluded from financial aid from the Central Bank. “Banks only agree to lend to large, already established producers who already have significant sources of income., explains a representative of the Nigeria Plantation Owners Forum, which brings together industry players. These companies are, for the most part, multinationals. The small producers that the programs are supposed to target do not have access to it. “

According to the association, which called on the government and donors to grant loans to small producers on favorable terms, it takes between 3,800 and 4,800 euros, as well as a minimum of three years to develop a single hectare of palm tree. oil.

Small producers also want the Nigerian Oil Palm Research Institute (Nifor), run by the state, to help them improve seedlings or control pests and diseases, hoping to become more competitive.

The World with AFP

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Nigeria wants to boost palm oil production

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1635632452) } [8]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(47) "On Facebook, the fiasco of moderation in Arabic" ["link"]=> string(66) "https://bofads.com/on-facebook-the-fiasco-of-moderation-in-arabic/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Paula Hooper" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 30 Oct 2021 22:09:43 +0000" ["category"]=> string(40) "World NewsArabicFacebookfiascomoderation" ["guid"]=> string(25) "https://bofads.com/?p=880" ["description"]=> string(580) "Par Martin Untersinger Posted on October 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. – Updated on October 25, 2021 at 4:27 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers InvestigationFacebook Files | The company’s internal documents show its inertia in the face of the dysfunctions caused by its lack of mastery of the third language of the social network. Why ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5429) "
Par Martin Untersinger

Posted on October 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. – Updated on October 25, 2021 at 4:27 p.m.

Why has there been more content identified as violent and terrorists on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger during Ramadan in 2019 and 2020? Facebook employees who have spotted this statistical phenomenon in six predominantly Muslim countries, including three Arabic speakers, are intrigued. On their internal forum, they evoke a hypothesis, without being able to fully confirm it: the messages from the Koran posted during this period contain words, such as « martyr » Where « combat », that have been automatically associated by Facebook’s algorithms with violent or terrorist comments.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Facebook Files: outside the United States, the weaknesses of moderation in dozens of languages

Asked, Facebook says “Not to have proof of undue moderation linked to Ramadan”. This anecdote of a poorly calibrated system making erroneous decisions is however recounted in one of the many internal Facebook documents, recovered by Frances Haugen, a former employee, and transmitted by an American parliamentary source to several media, including The world. It vividly illustrates the shortcomings of the social network in terms of moderation of Arabic-language content and its inertia to put an end to it.

The question of dialects

The Arabic-speaking countries of North Africa and the Middle East are a major market for Facebook, with 220 million active users at the end of 2020 – a good half of the population of the area – making Arabic the third language on the social network. In the summer of 2020, it is even the area of ​​the world where users are the most active.

“With the size of our Arabic language user base and the potential severity of offline damage in virtually all Arab countries – all except Western Sahara are on the risk list and face serious problems. , such as terrorism and sex trafficking – put more resources into improving the systems [de modération] in Arabic is of the utmost importance ”, can we read in a document written at the end of 2020 by an employee, in a note on the limits of the use of artificial intelligence for moderation.

Extract from one of the anonymized documents sent to the American Congress in which the author points out the importance of improving moderation in the Arabic language.

The state of play drawn up by these documents is final and can be summed up in one sentence: Facebook is not able to have potentially illegal comments in Arabic examined by competent moderators – when they exist. The causes of this problem are multiple. Human, first: as surprising as it may seem for a multinational that has been present in Arab countries for years, Facebook did not have, at the end of 2020, enough moderators capable of understanding all the main Arabic dialects. nor the cultural and national contexts, necessarily different in this vast area stretching from Morocco to Iraq.

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On Facebook, the fiasco of moderation in Arabic

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Par Martin Untersinger

Posted on October 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. – Updated on October 25, 2021 at 4:27 p.m.

Why has there been more content identified as violent and terrorists on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger during Ramadan in 2019 and 2020? Facebook employees who have spotted this statistical phenomenon in six predominantly Muslim countries, including three Arabic speakers, are intrigued. On their internal forum, they evoke a hypothesis, without being able to fully confirm it: the messages from the Koran posted during this period contain words, such as « martyr » Where « combat », that have been automatically associated by Facebook’s algorithms with violent or terrorist comments.

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Asked, Facebook says “Not to have proof of undue moderation linked to Ramadan”. This anecdote of a poorly calibrated system making erroneous decisions is however recounted in one of the many internal Facebook documents, recovered by Frances Haugen, a former employee, and transmitted by an American parliamentary source to several media, including The world. It vividly illustrates the shortcomings of the social network in terms of moderation of Arabic-language content and its inertia to put an end to it.

The question of dialects

The Arabic-speaking countries of North Africa and the Middle East are a major market for Facebook, with 220 million active users at the end of 2020 – a good half of the population of the area – making Arabic the third language on the social network. In the summer of 2020, it is even the area of ​​the world where users are the most active.

“With the size of our Arabic language user base and the potential severity of offline damage in virtually all Arab countries – all except Western Sahara are on the risk list and face serious problems. , such as terrorism and sex trafficking – put more resources into improving the systems [de modération] in Arabic is of the utmost importance ”, can we read in a document written at the end of 2020 by an employee, in a note on the limits of the use of artificial intelligence for moderation.

Extract from one of the anonymized documents sent to the American Congress in which the author points out the importance of improving moderation in the Arabic language.

The state of play drawn up by these documents is final and can be summed up in one sentence: Facebook is not able to have potentially illegal comments in Arabic examined by competent moderators – when they exist. The causes of this problem are multiple. Human, first: as surprising as it may seem for a multinational that has been present in Arab countries for years, Facebook did not have, at the end of 2020, enough moderators capable of understanding all the main Arabic dialects. nor the cultural and national contexts, necessarily different in this vast area stretching from Morocco to Iraq.

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Posted on October 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

On the occasion of the 60e anniversary of the National Center for Space Studies (CNES), La Poste will put on sale on Monday, October 11 a stamp designed by David Ducros, at 1.50 euros, corresponding to the “international priority letter” rate of less than 20 grams.

“CNES 1961-2021”, designed by David Ducros.

The artist represented Ariane 5 which takes off from an Earth evoking the CNES pictogram. In the foreground is the astronaut Thomas Pesquet, as part of the Alpha mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). At the top of the stamp is drawn the planet Mars, on which the Perseverance rover has been rolling since February.

The stamps are printed in sheets of fifteen copies, with margins illustrated, among others, by the Diamant A launchers of 1965 and Ariane 1 of 1979, the flight of the astronaut Jean-Loup Chrétien on the Russian station Saliout 7 in 1982, that of astronaut Claudie Haigneré on the International Space Station in 2001 or that of Thomas Pesquet (Alpha mission) in 2021… Two stamps have already mentioned the CNES: in 1989 with the “Franco-Soviet flight CNES-Glavcosmos Intercosmos”, and for the 30e and 50e birthdays of the space center in 1982 and 2011.

Stamp published in 1989, created by Didier Bécet.

Space exploration and philately go hand in hand. Thus, France has issued many stamps on this theme, since 1962, with two labels on the space telecommunications center of Pleumeur-Bodou (Côtes-d’Armor) and on the first satellite television link (the American Telstar ).

Over the years, the commemorations followed one after another: the sending of Asterix into space by a Diamant rocket, the first French satellite (1965); pioneer of astronautics Robert Esnault-Pelterie (1881-1957) in 1967; “Guyana. Earth from space ”for the launch of the Diamant B rocket from the center of Kourou (1970); Symphonie satellite (1976); Aeronautics and Space Show (1979 and 1981), with an Ariane rocket; Galileo (2008); “Soyuz in Guyana” (2010), Asterix satellite (2015), etc. Without forgetting the creations of cartoonists signed René Pellos, Paul Gillon or Jean-Claude Mézières (1988) and the illustration, in 2005, of the novel by Jules Verne From the Earth to the moon.

Stamps published in 1965, drawn and engraved by Claude Durrens.

The most commemorated astronautical event in the world by stamps remains the first steps on the Moon of Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, on July 21, 1969 at 3:56 a.m. (French time). The Guinness Book of Stamps (Editions n ° 1, 1983) recalls that, during this flight, “The astronauts took an envelope to the moon [en fait deux] with a non-serrated stamp proof [« First Man on the Moon », qui paraît officiellement en septembre 1969] that they canceled on the moon »…

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By Pierre Jullien

Posted on October 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

On the occasion of the 60e anniversary of the National Center for Space Studies (CNES), La Poste will put on sale on Monday, October 11 a stamp designed by David Ducros, at 1.50 euros, corresponding to the “international priority letter” rate of less than 20 grams.

“CNES 1961-2021”, designed by David Ducros.

The artist represented Ariane 5 which takes off from an Earth evoking the CNES pictogram. In the foreground is the astronaut Thomas Pesquet, as part of the Alpha mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). At the top of the stamp is drawn the planet Mars, on which the Perseverance rover has been rolling since February.

The stamps are printed in sheets of fifteen copies, with margins illustrated, among others, by the Diamant A launchers of 1965 and Ariane 1 of 1979, the flight of the astronaut Jean-Loup Chrétien on the Russian station Saliout 7 in 1982, that of astronaut Claudie Haigneré on the International Space Station in 2001 or that of Thomas Pesquet (Alpha mission) in 2021… Two stamps have already mentioned the CNES: in 1989 with the “Franco-Soviet flight CNES-Glavcosmos Intercosmos”, and for the 30e and 50e birthdays of the space center in 1982 and 2011.

Stamp published in 1989, created by Didier Bécet.

Space exploration and philately go hand in hand. Thus, France has issued many stamps on this theme, since 1962, with two labels on the space telecommunications center of Pleumeur-Bodou (Côtes-d’Armor) and on the first satellite television link (the American Telstar ).

Over the years, the commemorations followed one after another: the sending of Asterix into space by a Diamant rocket, the first French satellite (1965); pioneer of astronautics Robert Esnault-Pelterie (1881-1957) in 1967; “Guyana. Earth from space ”for the launch of the Diamant B rocket from the center of Kourou (1970); Symphonie satellite (1976); Aeronautics and Space Show (1979 and 1981), with an Ariane rocket; Galileo (2008); “Soyuz in Guyana” (2010), Asterix satellite (2015), etc. Without forgetting the creations of cartoonists signed René Pellos, Paul Gillon or Jean-Claude Mézières (1988) and the illustration, in 2005, of the novel by Jules Verne From the Earth to the moon.

Stamps published in 1965, drawn and engraved by Claude Durrens.

The most commemorated astronautical event in the world by stamps remains the first steps on the Moon of Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, on July 21, 1969 at 3:56 a.m. (French time). The Guinness Book of Stamps (Editions n ° 1, 1983) recalls that, during this flight, “The astronauts took an envelope to the moon [en fait deux] with a non-serrated stamp proof [« First Man on the Moon », qui paraît officiellement en septembre 1969] that they canceled on the moon »…

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