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MADRID, June 30 (Reuters) – Spanish engineering and energy group Abengoa SA (ABG.MC) has begun insolvency proceedings for its main unit, the company said in a statement to the supervisor on Thursday. stock Exchange.

The move follows the Spanish government’s Tuesday rejection of a 249 million euro ($261.2 million) state aid request for the Abenewco 1 unit that would have given it more time to consider a takeover bid by US private equity firm TerraMar Capital. Read more

The Seville-based company had borrowed heavily for more than a decade to finance an aggressive clean energy expansion from its traditional infrastructure projects.

In February 2021, Abengoa began voluntary bankruptcy proceedings after its creditors refused to extend a deadline to negotiate a restructuring agreement.

Abenewco 1, which owns the majority of the assets and liabilities of its parent company and employs most of the group’s 13,500 employees, was not part of this insolvency proceeding.

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WATCH OUT The pope is venerated by only half of the Christian world https://jacahuesca.com/watch-out-the-pope-is-venerated-by-only-half-of-the-christian-world/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:31:55 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/watch-out-the-pope-is-venerated-by-only-half-of-the-christian-world/

VSChristianity, a major world religion, stems from the life, teachings and death of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ or God’s Anointed in the 1st century common era. Constantine made Christianity the official religion of Rome. On February 27, 380, in Thessaloniki, the Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius I (347 – 395) signed a decree in the presence of the Western Roman Emperor Valentinian-II which made Christianity the state religion and punished practicing pagan rituals. As the capital of the empire, Rome was the natural center of the growing church that gave a name to every bishop in an unbroken line dating back to the 1st century CE. Saint Peter was the first pope.

The Catholic Church weakened by the end of the Middle Ages by corruption, political struggles and humanist ideas. Many Catholics were appalled at the extreme worldliness and immorality in the Church where the selling of indulgences was rampant and the practice of simony enormous. Simony means the buying or selling of spiritual or sacred things such as ecclesiastical offices, pardons or consecrated objects. Much later, the Protestant Reformation began in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther, a teacher and monk, published a document titled “Disputation on the Power of Indulgences, or 95 Theses” – a series of 95 ideas about Christianity that he invited people to discuss with him.

Catholics and Protestants worship the same God, but the tenets of their faith are different. Five hundred years after the Reformation, the divisions between Protestants and Catholics are still painful.

In Germany, the country of the Reformation, a deep animosity divided Christian Catholics and Protestants until a few decades ago. This division had been accentuated over the centuries through religious conflicts and wars.

Reform began 500 years ago when Martin Luther attempted to reform the Catholic Church. His attempt led to a schism in the church. On October 31, 1517, the publication of his ninety-five theses, which described various abusive practices of the Church, is considered the founding event that led to this division in Germany and the creation of the Evangelical Church. In the past, Protestant churches had celebrated major anniversaries of the Reformation by venerating Martin Luther as a hero; but in recent years this approach has changed. The Evangelical Church in Germany sought to transform the celebrations of “500 years of the Reformation” into a common celebration of Christ with the Catholic Church.

Through various demonstrations, the two camps paid homage to Martin Luther while underlining their will to overcome the divisions. On March 11, 2017, a central reconciliation service was held in the town of Hildesheim to jointly mark 500 years of the Reformation.

Fortunately, the focus in recent years has been to achieve a better understanding and find common ground between the two churches. However, a new united church is far from complete. To describe their relationship, the expression “reconciled diversity” is used on both sides. The fundamental differences between the two Christian communities:

Bible interpretation

Catholicism and Protestant Luther clarified that the Bible is the ‘Sola Skriptura, the only book of God, in which he provided his revelations to the people, which enabled them to enter into communion with him. Catholics, on the other hand, do not base their beliefs solely on the Bible. Besides the Holy Scriptures, they are further bound by the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholics and Protestants have a different view of the nature of the Church. “Catholic” means “all-embracing”. The Catholic Church considers itself the only true Church in the world, under the leadership of the Pope. On the other hand, the Protestant churches that emerged from the Reformation, also called “evangelical” meaning “according to the Gospel”, do not constitute a single united Church. . Rather, there are several tens of thousands of different denominations around the world. Officially, all of these many churches are considered equal.

Protestants don’t care about papal primacy. This dogma contradicts the statements of the Bible. Catholics regard the Pope as the successor of the Apostle Peter, the first head of their Church, appointed by Jesus. The papal office justifies this by a supposedly unbroken chain of consecrations, stretching from the first century to the present day.

This continuous chain, known as apostolic succession, is significant for the various spiritual offices of the Catholic Church. With the sacrament of Holy Orders, bishops, priests and deacons receive a lifelong seal of God giving them sacramental authority over Catholics. But this consecration is given only to men. Protestants do not consecrate specific people to office, but rather accept the principle that the priesthood can be transferred to every believer, including women.

The spiritual views of Catholics are reflected in the Eucharist or Holy Communion, a rite commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples before his crucifixion. When consecrated by a priest in the name of Jesus, the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. Non-Catholics cannot participate in Communion. In the protest church, every baptized person is invited to share and is allowed to lead the Lord’s Supper. This approach is not accepted by Catholics.

Moreover, the Eucharist has a different meaning for Catholics and Protestants. The bread, known as the Host, embodies Jesus and can therefore be prayed. For Protestants, the ritual only serves to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus.

In the Roman Catholic Church, there are seven solemn rites, called sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Marriage, Penance, Holy Orders and Extreme Unction, all of which are believed to have been instituted by Jesus. . Most Protestant churches practice only two of these sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The Roman Catholic Church venerates Mary, the mother of Jesus, as the “Queen of Heaven”. There are few biblical references to support these dogmas. These are rejected by Protestants although they believe that Mary was the mother of Jesus.

The Catholic Church also practices the veneration of saints through canonization. There are now over 4,000 saints. This veneration is also violently opposed by the Protestant Church as unbiblical. In the Catholic Church, celibacy is obligatory for priests. The Protestant Church rejects this obligation for priests. Martin Luther demanded its abolition in 1520. The former monk married a former nun Katharina von Bora only to please his father, annoy the Pope, make the angels laugh and the demons cry.

Interestingly today, most major industrialized countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and France, are Protestant. The three Western European Catholic countries of Italy, Spain and Portugal are very poor economies with huge debt burdens.

Although 50% of the world’s Christians are Catholic, Protestant communities reign supreme. Only the pope makes money from archaic traditional practices. He has long since ceased to be the sole master of the Christian world. But Vatican City is, of course, a great tourist destination today for Christians.

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A sustainable path to sustainable recovery for small island developing states lies in the ocean and building a robust blue economy – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology https://jacahuesca.com/a-sustainable-path-to-sustainable-recovery-for-small-island-developing-states-lies-in-the-ocean-and-building-a-robust-blue-economy-the-european-sting-critical-news-insights-on-european-politics/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:01:36 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/a-sustainable-path-to-sustainable-recovery-for-small-island-developing-states-lies-in-the-ocean-and-building-a-robust-blue-economy-the-european-sting-critical-news-insights-on-european-politics/
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Author: Shiri Krishna Gounder, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Government of Fiji


  • Dependent on tourism and trade, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been among the hardest hit in the world by the economic impact of COVID-19.
  • Fiji and other SIDS could rebound from the pandemic by building a sustainable blue economy that makes the most of their ocean geography.
  • The Blue Recovery Hubs initiative, of which Fiji is a key participant, will examine SIDS to identify sustainable ocean-based growth opportunities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been, and remains in many parts of the world, a major health, social and economic crisis without modern precedent.

For the vast majority of people around the world, this has negatively affected freedoms, exacerbated hunger and poverty, and tested both political will and social and environmental resilience. The impacts of COVID-19 have reverberated around the world, but the most critical impacts have been felt in developing countries.

COVID-19 in Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in particular, have suffered an unprecedented economic impact, with GDP contraction in 2020 estimated at 7.1% in SIDS, compared to 4.4% in other developing countries. SIDS have been heavily impacted by pandemic shutdowns and travel restrictions, as many are economically dependent on the tourism and fishing sectors.

In Fiji, for example, the tourism sector before the pandemic accounted for 38.9% of the country’s GDP. For an undiversified economy – like those seen in many SIDS – events like the pandemic highlight the precarious state of national economies. And it’s not just because of the loss of tourism.

Fiji’s fisheries are the country’s third largest export in terms of profit, but commercial channels to get tuna to consumer markets were limited as vessels became less reliable and commercial flights that carry commercial goods have almost completely ceased. Fiji’s economy contracted by 15.7% in the first year of COVID-19, largely due to these pandemic-related sectoral impacts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant damage and disruption, but it has also provided an opportunity to step back and consider how to move forward: adopting the same development paths that accumulate more risk – Or commit to building more sustainable paths of economic development, and continue as a stable basis for growth?

The ocean has untapped potential for sustainable development, as highlighted by research commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy – Ocean Panel – which showed that every dollar invested in the sustainable ocean economy will yield $5 over a 30-year period.

As Fiji now focuses on its recovery, it is looking to harness the ocean to drive a blue recovery and put in place the policies and economic structures necessary to ensure the sustainable management of our oceans. Through the Ocean Panel and other platforms, we are also trying to bring other countries in the same direction.

Fiji’s commitments to a sustainable ocean

Specifically, our commitment to a sustainable ocean is based on five key elements:

1. Our National Ocean Policy, which is a guide to establishing a sustainable blue economy by 2030. A sustainable blue economy depends on conserving and managing the ocean in a way that drives economic growth, ensures healthy marine ecosystems and supports coastal communities.

2. Our Climate Change Act, which declares a climate emergency and creates the legal basis to support Fiji’s Sustainable Development Goals, build a net zero economy by 2050 and achieve the National Ocean Policy.

3. A commitment, alongside the other 15 members of the Ocean Panel, to sustainably manage 100% of the ocean area within our national borders and to develop a sustainable ocean economy based on effective ecosystem management, sustainable marine production and equitable economic growth.

4. A moratorium on seabed mining at least until the end of 2030, to better understand the potentially irreparable consequences of such behavior.

5. Seek new partnerships, financing instruments and business models focused on sustainability that protect and adapt our ocean ecosystems.

Blue recovery hubs

One such partnership for the development of a blue economy is the Blue Recovery Hubs (BRH) – a joint initiative between the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Friends of Ocean Action and the Sustainable Development Impact Partnership of the World Economic Forum, of which Fiji is the first Hub.

The BRH initiative aims to help countries accelerate their economic recovery by improving the long-term sustainability of existing ocean economic sectors and generating new sustainable opportunities that can lead to economic diversification and act as an SDG multiplier in many areas. multiple economic and social domains.

As part of the BRH, a new report is being launched at the second UN Ocean Conference (June 27-July 1, Lisbon, Portugal), which provides a comprehensive assessment of our ocean economy before and during covid, “Towards a Blue Recovery in Fiji: COVID-19 Assessment Report.”

The findings of the assessment report identify a number of ocean sectors that offer opportunities for more resilient and sustainable development. As we work with the BRH
team towards the next phase, these opportunities will be explored in depth to understand the main limits to investment and the main opportunities to overcome obstacles to growth.

This collaboration provides a means to pursue the diversification and sustainable development of the ocean economy, achieving core National Ocean Policy goals and commitments as a member of the Ocean Panel.

As Fijians, we are fully committed to pursuing a blue recovery focused on securing the sustainable management of our precious ocean resources to achieve a sustainable blue recovery that serves our people as much as preserving a robust marine environment for generations to come.

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Turkey has agreed to support Finland’s and Sweden’s bids for NATO membership, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed.

This follows a meeting between Mr Stoltenberg and the leaders of the three nations at a summit of the military alliance in Madrid, the Spanish capital.

“I am happy to announce that we now have an agreement which paves the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO,” Stoltenberg told reporters.

“Turkey, Finland and Sweden have signed a memorandum that addresses Turkey’s concerns, particularly regarding arms exports and the fight against terrorism.”

Sweden and Finland, two historically non-aligned countries, made the decision to join NATO after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had threatened to veto Sweden and Finland’s bid for the military alliance over a range of issues, including an arms embargo imposed by the two Nordic states on Turkey over to his foray into Syria to fight the Kurdish YPG militia in 2019.

Another problem encountered by Turkey concerned the extradition of Kurdish personalities who had requested asylum in Finland and Sweden.

But Turkey’s main concern was Sweden’s apparent lack of action against Kurdish militant groups and their sympathizers – some of which Turkey said Sweden had supported.

“The Turkish side understands that Sweden has been too permissive regarding the actions of groups that Turkey considers to be terrorist entities,” former Turkish diplomat and director of Istanbul-based Edam think tank Sinan told the ABC. Ulgen. announcement.

“The core group, the PKK, is also on the EU and US terrorist lists.

“Sweden also considers it a terrorist entity but has not been effective enough to combat its influence on its own territory.”

A joint memorandum signed by the three countries addressing Turkey’s concerns is expected to be released.

More soon.

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These 5-star luxury hotels in Europe are under $150 this summer https://jacahuesca.com/these-5-star-luxury-hotels-in-europe-are-under-150-this-summer/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 14:36:20 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/these-5-star-luxury-hotels-in-europe-are-under-150-this-summer/

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While most of the headlines talk about the insane cost of travel right now, there are still amazing deals to be found all over Europe, even in the middle of peak season.

Budget travel and luxury often seem to clash. However, this list of five-star European hotels proves that luxury doesn’t always come at a high cost. From the Cotswolds of England to the Spanish Isles to the Greek Mediterranean, not all five-star stays have to cost hundreds or thousands of dollars per night. There are plenty of luxurious stays for much less than you might think.

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Spain

Hotel Eurostars Gran Via – $95

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This luxury hotel has a spa with Turkish bath, with the possibility of booking a massage and several other treatments for those looking for a luxurious day filled with relaxation. The hotel is located in a 19e-century building on Gran Via de Colon, one of the main streets in Granada, Spain. The property has a rooftop terrace with an incredible view of the city.

Grenade is a popular destination for those who appreciate architecture, wish to be able to ski and go to the beach in the same day, and enjoy the welcoming culture that this beautiful city offers.

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Eurostars Gran Via Deluxe Double Room
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Spain

Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey – $142

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This elegant colonial-style hotel is an ideal place to relax and feel at home during a stay in Tenerife, Spain. The hotel has a spa for those looking to relax and is located near the best amusement park in the world, according to Tripadvisor, Siam Park.

Tenerife is a popular destination for those heading to Siam Park, travelers who love hiking, and stargazers. The pine forests, volcanic terrain and lush valleys of Tenerife make it an excellent place to hike and explore the natural landscape. And for those with their eyes on the sky, Tenerife’s location between the Atlantic and the Sahara, high altitude and lack of light pollution make it an excellent place for stargazing.

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Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey Superior Double Room
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Spain

Caleia Mar Menor Golf & Spa Resort – $120

Caleia Mar Menor Golf & Spa Resort outdoor swimming pool shot with lights reflecting on the water

This hotel is a popular choice for those who like to play a round of golf, visit the spa, and enjoy some quality rest and rest on the resort grounds. Spa treatments are discounted for resort guests, and guests can also take advantage of the on-site gym and tennis courts.

This hotel is located in Torre Pachecoa small tourist destination in Spain that offers an authentic Spanish experience for those who like to visit lesser known destinations.

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Caleia Mar Menor Golf & Spa Resort Deluxe Double Pool View
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Italy

Melia Milano – $135

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Meliá Milano is located in the beautiful city of Milan, Italy, and is a 10-minute walk from the popular shopping district, CityLife. A popular city for artists, designers and photographers, Milan is a picturesque city that offers something for every travel style.

Milan is less touristy than cities like Rome or Florence and offers a more authentic experience of Italian life. The architecture is amazing, the food is to die for and of course the fashion is unmatched.

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Classic Room Meliá Milano
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France

Regent Little France Pavilion – $150

Pavilion REGENT PETITE FRANCE Exterior with Canal

Located on the banks of the Ill, the Pavillon Régent Petite France is a beautiful property that seems straight out of a fairy tale. Many rooms offer a view of the river and breakfast awaits you each morning. The hotel is located in Strasbourg, France, which has a mix of French and German cultures, likely due to its location along the Rhine River across from Kehl, Germany.

Alsatian cuisine, unique shopping experiences and the beauty of that of Strasbourg The Old Town is a popular reason why visitors stay in this fantastic city.

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France

Apigné Castle – $129

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Set on a magnificent 60-acre park, Château d’Apigné is located just eight kilometers from Rennes, France. All the rooms in this magnificent chateau are beautifully decorated and soundproofed for a good night’s sleep. The on-site restaurant Les Tourelles serves traditional French cuisine and offers a daily breakfast. Nearby Rennes is home to almost 300 half-timbered buildings and is certainly worth a photo-worthy visit.

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Château D'Apigné Rennes Superior Double Room
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UK

Kimpton Clock Tower –$146

Kimpton Clock Tower Hall
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Located in Manchester, England, the Kimpton Clocktower offers a modern style and is just a few minutes walk from the Palace Theater and Oxford Road station. Unique shopping experiences are within walking distance and the airport is only 20 minutes away by car.

Manchester is home to interesting architecture, the most famous football (soccer) club in the world and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

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Essential Kimpton Clocktower King Room
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UK

Cotswold Barn – $143

Cotswold Barn building exterior

Few places in England are as beautiful as the Cotswolds, and the English countryside here won’t disappoint. Rooms come with rain showers, full tea and coffee facilities, and home-baked cookies.

For those who also enjoy horse racing, Cotswold Grange is within walking distance of the famous Cheltenham Racecourse. Shops, unique restaurants and art galleries are within walking distance of this charming Cotswolds stay.

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Cotswold Barn Deluxe Double Room
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Czech Republic

Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague – $150

COSMOPOLITAN Hotel Prague exterior shot at night
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Located on a quiet street in downtown Prague, the Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague is close to Prague’s Old Town Square, just a few minutes’ walk from the Palladium shopping mall.

The luxury boutique hotel offers a gym and sauna to unwind before heading out for an unforgettable day or night in this bustling city. The property was originally built in 1889 and has been restored to a modern luxury hotel. They’ve retained some of the original charm, but added modern comforts, like Swavorski details in the rooms, along with fluffy bathrobes and slippers.

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COSMOPOLITAN Hotel Prague Executive Double Room
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Greece

Mediterranean Palace Hotel – $150

Mediterranean Palace Spa & Wellness Underground Hot Tubs

This five-star Greek vacation offers incredible views of the Gulf of Thermaikos. It is located in the heart of the commercial district of Thessaloniki. For a day filled with relaxation and luxurious pampering, guests can head to the Bonsai Lagoon and Spa, which includes a gym, sauna, massage rooms and indoor heated pool.

Venture into the city of Thessaloniki for a rich history, scenic coastlines and unique dishes. After a day of sightseeing, visitors can channel their inner night owl by dancing the night away at the many nightclubs in this bustling Greek city.

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Mediterranean Palace Superior Double Room
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]]> A healthy planet needs “ocean action” from countries in Asia and the Pacific https://jacahuesca.com/a-healthy-planet-needs-ocean-action-from-countries-in-asia-and-the-pacific/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:07:27 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/a-healthy-planet-needs-ocean-action-from-countries-in-asia-and-the-pacific/

With one in eight people around the world at risk from a deadly heatwave in South Asia that has already claimed nearly 100 lives, it’s time to recognize that the climate crisis is a health crisis.

It is not an isolated problem. In South Africa, recent floods have claimed more than 400 lives, across the Sahel violence and insecurity are on the rise as people struggle with hunger, malnutrition and other factors exacerbated exponentially by climate change, and in places like Colombia, health and food security are at their worst. as floods displace communities and trigger epidemics.

This is the most pressing health and humanitarian challenge of the 21st century. A quarter of a million people are expected to die each year from climate change between 2030 and 2050 if we do nothing about it, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and safe shelter. According to the recent IPCC report on climate change, climate change has adverse effects on human health ranging from mortality from extreme events, morbidity from rising temperatures and heat waves, malnutrition and susceptibility to disease.

And for the first time ever, the IPCC report includes mental health as a key area affected by the climate crisis, noting that climate change has adversely affected the physical and mental health of people around the world.

People are losing their homes and loved ones as conflicts erupt over scarce resources in places like the Lake Chad Basin, and they dread the stress as we face the prolonged impacts of COVID-19 and the specter of other zoonotic pathogens that will increase as heat and environmental damage push animals out of their traditional areas, according to Harvard.

And even as countries and communities emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, it is clear that the pandemic has reinforced pre-existing structural inequalities, heightened systemic challenges and risks, and threatens to reverse hard-won progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .

Climate change is expected to further increase the risks. We are already seeing “irreversible” damage from climate change. According to the IPCC report, more than 3 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – live in “settings that are highly vulnerable to climate change”. And the direct costs of climate change to the health system – not counting health-determining sectors such as agriculture, water and sanitation – are estimated at between $2 billion and $4 billion per year by the WHO. .

Rethinking climate and health

Adapting to climate change will be one of the main highlights of this year’s climate talks in Egypt. World leaders have the opportunity to connect the dots between health, food security, livelihoods, sustainable economic development and climate action as we come together to accelerate the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement and sprinting to achieve the lofty goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Most nationally determined contributions have identified health as a priority concern. At COP-26, more than 50 countries pledged to build climate-resilient, low-carbon health systems. These include 47 countries, accounting for more than a third of global healthcare emissions. Fourteen countries have also set a target date to achieve net zero carbon emissions in their healthcare system before 2050.

There are a number of entry points that can help countries achieve these goals. Key opportunities arise from adaptation interventions that contribute to food and water security, climate-informed health planning that can feed into national adaptation plans, early warning systems for climate-sensitive infectious diseases capacity building of health facilities to develop protocols and prepare for changing health needs resulting from the climate crisis, public health education campaigns and community-level investments in facilities water and sanitation and other infrastructure that prevents the spread of disease.

When you think about it as a whole, the climate and health crisis is surprisingly complex. In places like Egypt, people need air conditioning units just to survive over 120 degree days. But more alternating current means more greenhouse gases. We must therefore also rethink economic development, incentives for renewable energies, the reduction of hydro-chloro-fluorocarbons and other pollutants that literally poison our planet.

We must also rethink climate resilience in our cities, on the farm and in the marketplace, redefining our approach to trade and economic development as we adapt to the new challenges of the 21st century.

Management of climate-health actions

The good news is that we are making progress.

With funding from the Global Environment Facility’s Special Climate Change Fund, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and WHO have helped local governments lead climate change adaptation efforts to protect human health in Barbados, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Jordan, Kenya and Uzbekistan.

In Barbados, community public health campaigns have promoted the safe use of wastewater. In Bhutan, the government has improved its ability to predict climate-sensitive infectious diseases. And in China, three pilot cities have set up a heat-health alert system.

With GEF funding, UNDP is partnering with WHO to build resilient health systems in Asia’s least developed countries, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste and Small Island Developing States such as Kiribati, Solomon. Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Among the various outcomes, the programs will advance climate-informed health planning and early warning systems, build the capacity of health facilities, implement public health campaigns, and support localized community actions directed at the crisis. climate and health.

There’s a bigger picture here. Ultimately, projects designed to achieve food and water security, advance ecosystem-based adaptation or improve livelihoods will help us solve these interconnected problems. In partnership with governments, donors, the private sector, civil society and other key stakeholders, UNDP’s current climate change adaptation portfolio is designed to benefit 126 million people through 1, $6 billion in investments from vertical funds and bilateral donors, as well as an additional $3.8 billion in funding mobilized from partners.

This good start, but far from the 20 to 40 billion US dollars of annual expenditure for adaptation to climate change called for at the Glasgow climate talks.

Taking a system-wide approach, embracing new technologies and ways of working, engaging with the private sector and activating locally-led climate action is essential if we are to address to this crisis.

Millions of lives are at stake. It’s time to step up and make climate action – and climate-health action – a global priority. It is our investment in planet Earth, our investment in future generations, our investment in a better world.

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Best all-inclusive hotels with water parks in the Canary Islands on TripAdvisor – from £43 pp per night https://jacahuesca.com/best-all-inclusive-hotels-with-water-parks-in-the-canary-islands-on-tripadvisor-from-43-pp-per-night/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/best-all-inclusive-hotels-with-water-parks-in-the-canary-islands-on-tripadvisor-from-43-pp-per-night/

NOTHING beats a family vacation in the sunny Canary Islands, especially when you stay at a hotel with an on-site water park.

We’ve found the best deals for the Canary Islands’ best all-inclusive hotels with water parks from £43 pps per night, as rated by TripAdvisor reviewers.

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Located in the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands comprise eight islands: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa.

With around 12 million tourists each year, the Canary Islands are a popular tourist destination.

The islands are characterized by beautiful white sand beaches, incredible restaurants and nightlife, shopping, outdoor sports and some of the best water parks in Europe.

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Prices are based on two adults and two children traveling together and sharing accommodation.

The resorts featured are all available on an all-inclusive basis, but some also offer self-catering stays.

These resorts have on-site water parks, with rides, lazy rivers, lagoons, and slides for kids and adults.

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1. Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife

This resort is a favorite for adults and kids alike, thanks to its adult-only infinity pool, spa, water parks, and fantasy castle.

The hotel is spread over 372 rooms, a water park and seven swimming pools.

There’s a kids’ and teens’ club, plus live shows at the theater.

The kids’ club offers costume days, cooking, crafts, games and activities, while teens can relax in their own club, complete with ping-pong, foosball and table football. billiards.

The complex is located on the seafront and less than 1.6 km from a pebble beach.

The Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife has a water park and seven swimming pools

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The Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife has a water park and seven swimming poolsCredit: Jet2Holidays

2. Hotel GF Victoria, Tenerife

The resort recently opened in 2018, so guests can expect spotless facilities, all rooms have a terrace or balcony and pool views.

The hotel is a five-minute walk from Playa del Duque beach and Playa de Fanabe, where you’ll find bars, restaurants, and shops.

The hotel has three children’s pools and an on-site water park with various slides and a surf simulator.

While adults have a choice of two adult-only pools, plus a glass rooftop infinity pool that gives the illusion of floating in mid-air.

Hotel GF Victoria has three children's pools and an on-site water park with various slides and a surf simulator

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Hotel GF Victoria has three children’s pools and an on-site water park with various slides and a surf simulatorCredit: Unknown, clear with photo office

3. Pierre & Vacances Resort, Fuerteventura Origo Mare

The Pierre & Vacances complex has two outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool and an adults-only pool, as well as a water park with a wave pool, slides and many activities.

The hotel has three clubs for kids up to 17, with activities like crafts, small team games, water sports, drama, music, and video games.

Families will stay in their own fully equipped villa with air conditioning, small kitchen, flat screen TV and free wifi throughout the resort.

The Village Pierre & Vacances has two outdoor swimming pools, one for children and one for adults, a water park with a wave pool, slides and many activities

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The Village Pierre & Vacances has two outdoor swimming pools, one for children and one for adults, a water park with a wave pool, slides and many activities

4. Paradise Island, Lanzarote

The Paradise Island Hotel is a favorite with kids, thanks to its on-site water park with seven slides, a wading area for the little ones, a small go-kart track, soft play, and four pools.

Families can choose between a buffet restaurant serving traditional Canarian dishes or the Asian and Italian buffet restaurant.

While the kids are having fun in the kids’ club during the day, adults can relax in the wellness area, the gym or the nearby beach.

The Paradise Island hotel has an on-site water park with seven slides, a splash zone for the little ones, a small go-kart track, soft play and four swimming pools

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The Paradise Island hotel has an on-site water park with seven slides, a splash zone for the little ones, a small go-kart track, soft play and four swimming pools

5. Aparthotel Playitas, Fuerteventura

The Playitas Aparthotel complex has two swimming pools, a children’s pool with slides, a buffet restaurant, two a la carte restaurants and four bars.

The hotel also has a free ‘Kids Sports Academy’ where children aged 5 to 15 can try out different sports and make friends.

The Playitas Aparthotel complex is part of the Playitas Resort, the first sports complex in Europe, offering more than 30 sports and fitness activities.

The Playitas Aparthotel complex has two swimming pools and a children's pool with slides

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The Playitas Aparthotel complex has two swimming pools and a children’s pool with slides

6. Paradise Lago Taurito & Waterpark, Gran Canaria

Located on the waterfront, Paradise Lago Taurito has an on-site water park with multiple slides, slides, a kamikaze, sidewinder and more.

The hotel also has a saltwater swimming pool with a pirate ship.

A kids’ club for ages up to 12 is available daily until 5:00 p.m., and there are also plenty of evening activities, including a mini-disco for kids, games and quizzes for the whole family, and comedy musicals like Grease and Mamma. Mia.

Paradise Lago Taurito & Waterpark has an on-site water park with multiple slides, slides, a kamikaze, sidewinder and more

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Paradise Lago Taurito & Waterpark has an on-site water park with multiple slides, slides, a kamikaze, sidewinder and more

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These resorts have on-site water parks, with rides, lazy rivers, lagoons and slides for kids and adults

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These resorts have on-site water parks, with rides, lazy rivers, lagoons and slides for kids and adults
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Best environmental documentaries to watch, ranked https://jacahuesca.com/best-environmental-documentaries-to-watch-ranked/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/best-environmental-documentaries-to-watch-ranked/

As the world cries out for salvation from the ongoing climate crisis, environmentalists are advocating for greater urgency and a better understanding of the seriousness of climate change. The need to protect nature and its living creatures and to put in place solutions against its greatest threats – overpopulation and pollution – has justified a call to arms by environmentalists. Political and ethical movements have rallied to support the search for solutions that will benefit the restoration of the ecosystem. The response to the global environmental crisis has raised awareness of how oblivious part of the world has been to the continuing effects of climate change and demanded their attention. The Earth needs an advocacy that can share the concern of how directly the planet is affected by human activity. The natural world is equally worthy and important to be prioritized among other global issues.



Documentaries have the power to influence the world to change for the greater good. The reflection between real world events and their translation into film has an inherent power to inspire, inform and defend. As an informative resource, documentaries are able to delineate pressing issues that may not be equally accessible to everyone. They harness the ability to amplify the most intense and immediate social issues that may seem disconnected to some. Engaging with the issues that matter most opens up conversations about finding solutions. Environmental documentaries, in particular, host timely and meaningful conversations about the reality of climate change. Eyewitness accounts and first-hand perspectives document significant events on an ecological basis. Environmental documentary films raise awareness of how quickly the Earth and its natural resources are dwindling. Although the purpose of each film supports a necessary message, these are the best environmental documentaries to watch.


5 Hunt the coral

Touching on a lesser-known topic, Hunt the coral draws attention to the alarming rate of coral bleaching between 2014 and 2017. The documentary insists that by 2034, 90% of the remaining coral reefs will be lost due to climate change. The rise in temperatures caused by global warming is absorbed by the ocean and impacts the irreversible damage that erodes them directly. Corals are facing heat stress caused by global warming, and coral bleaching is now described as an epidemic of the marine ecosystem. Overfishing and overpollution are attributed to the pressures corals feel as they fight to stay alive, and declining water quality cannot provide enough for them to easily thrive. The massive loss of coral reefs over an extremely short period of time is costing some marine species their natural habitat and destroying various intact ecosystems. Hunt the coral supports the idea that more attention needs to be paid to ocean concerns as well as land issues.

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4 David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

Sir David Attenborough talks about his travels and how he personally witnessed the effects of climate change at the hands of mankind. He encourages the public to join him as he mourns the loss of wildlife around the world. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet not only documents his success as an accomplished environmental documentarian, but reflects the dramatic decline in the health of the Earth since the early years of his career. A commentary aspect allows Attenborough to speculate on the future of the climate if humanity continues with the same carefree attitudes, and sees a darker fate for the climate. The documentary delves into statistics regarding the population of wild animals and how failure to act will lead to the devastation of various habitats.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet illustrates the dramatic transformation of the climate as it skips predicted events at a decade-by-decade rate. A more ruthless message insists that Earth will face its ultimate demise and be deemed uninhabitable following the destruction of futile land at the hands of humanity. However, the documentary suggests actions that can be taken to combat the current inattentive behavior of the population towards the needs of the Earth. There is a call for ground stability in today’s population and to see renewable energy as a leader in the industry. Halting deforestation and promoting biodiversity are seen as necessities when restoring ecosystems. David Attenborough: A Life on Earth advocates for the recovery of the planet.

3 climate of doubt

The PBS Documentary climate of doubt highlights the attitudes of skepticism that cloud the way climate change is perceived in the public eye. This political entity focuses on how science was responsible for disarming the climate change discourse through a bipartisan system. John Hockenberry dives headfirst into approaching the climate change conversation from the perspective of presidential candidates on the campaign trail. A study conducted reports that Americans are more skeptical of the reality of climate change and are hesitant to accept it as a fact. There is a rejection of cause and effect that people are responsible for increasing global warming.

According to the official PBS press release, “climate of doubt describes the individuals and groups behind an organized effort to attack science by undermining scientists and to overthrow politicians who say they believe there is current climate change caused by human activity. We are asked to reject rhetoric. The documentary examines the conversations around scientific discoveries and how they are interpreted in a political landscape, in particular, how political bias threatens the transparency of factual evidence. It presents the argument that climate change has been assumed to be more politically charged compared to a direct statement that does not need to be challenged.

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2 An inconvenient truth

Al Gore is using his platform as a former presidential candidate to warn the public about the devastation of climate change, rallying those around him to join him in his efforts to combat the effects already present. Global warming is elevated to an “emergency-level threat” and Gore is determined to inspire others to take action against its effects. He won a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his documentary which called for special attention to climate change. A central message that was left as a result of An inconvenient truth was that the idea of ​​choosing the economy and the environment was a fallacy and that there should be no pressure to prioritize one over the other.

The former presidential candidate accepts that it was indeed the people of Earth who directly grew weary of the state of the climate and believes people are obligated to end the continued denial that they are responsible. An inconvenient truth presents evidence that the Earth’s temperature has increased over the past decade and paints global warming as an undeniable problem that should be addressed immediately. Gore instead spoke out in favor of introducing new ways to approach how American citizens can fight climate change and understand the ramifications of global warming as fact, not as a political ploy.


1 black fish

black fish directs the conversation on environmentalism to a more specialized topic of captivity. The documentary raises concerns and questions about the actions of how wildlife is perceived and how harmful misconceptions can lead to wildlife endangerment. Very controversial entity in the world of environmental documentary cinema, black fish insisted that the public participate in their concern around the ethical values ​​of the marine life amusement park, SeaWorld. The central mission of black fish is to inform an audience about how it is unnatural for orcas to live like theme park attractions and to explain that orcas are misunderstood.

The goal of calling for wider recognition of how dolphins and whales are treated when held by people is reiterated throughout the documentary. Wildlife activists remain keen to align themselves with black fishThe tireless call to free the orcas. The film urged the US to reconsider introducing new legislation against places such as SeaWorld and the call for an end to captive killer whale breeding programs received more popularity. An urgent message that killer whales should stay in their natural habitat resonates through black fish with the implications of a collapse in a natural ecosystem without them in the seas.

]]> Their vision of Spain and the future it inspired https://jacahuesca.com/their-vision-of-spain-and-the-future-it-inspired/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 02:40:35 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/their-vision-of-spain-and-the-future-it-inspired/

By Chinelo Chikelu, Abuja

In La Experiencia, winner of the sixteenth edition of the Spanish Visual Arts Competition, Helen Nzete and previous winners of the competition, Olorunyemi Kolapo share their experience of Madrid, Spain.

Fans of the contest can attest that the Spanish Embassy’s sponsorship of the winning artist’s visit to the ARCO International Art Fair, in Madrid, is the main benefit of participating in the contest. This year, the winner not only got to visit ARCO, but was joined by a former competition finalist, on the monthly visit to the Spanish capital, which resulted in a first-ever post-Spanish virtual art exhibition – La Experiencia, which documents their experiences and the future is inspired.

Nzete and Kolapo are joined by Spanish multi-genre artist Ramon Trigo, who in addition to exhibiting his experience and perspective from Nigeria, had his African premiere of his six-year project, Pantoque.

A few events led to La Experiencia. First, there is the involvement of Trigo, who traveled to Nigeria last year, to facilitate an artistic workshop with Nigerian artists. Second, there is the role of the artist and curator, Susa Rodriguez-Garrido, whose Agama Art Publishing and Agency represents Kolapo, and has partially sponsored her solo European exhibition (including Spain) in collaboration with the ’embassy.

The works of Nzete and Kolapo are as different as night and day but just as interesting. While Nzete, a sculptor by training, takes a sculptural and conceptual approach, creating abstract pieces that read as a deconstruction of prominent sub/objects like Huella (a cartographic perspective of Madrid) and Jardin Vertical (an abstract presentation of the Vertical garden in Spain); Kolapo takes a literal approach to his works – using words and symbols that viewers can relate to, to draw them into the image. An illustration is the Bank of Spain coin, to which he adds a small inscription above that reads “I was at the Bank and I met Medusa”.

The two artists also share an interest in architecture, as shown in their depiction of the Metropolitan Building in Madrid. Kolapo declared the building his best architecture in town; while Nzete was drawn to the sculptural figures woven throughout the white and gold building. Once again, their presentation highlights their different perspective and processes in relation to art.

The Metropolitan of Nzete looks like a thread, made using black thread to sketch a skeletal frame of the building and its surroundings in a way that invites the viewer to cross the road and enter it; while Kolapo is a close-up oil painting of the sculptural delight that is the building’s dome.

By visualizing their experience of Spain, a dream come true, he inspired their future. Nzete in the creation of the piece Vertical Garden, worked with a new material, synthetic white dust; which she layers with colors, and rolls out the same colors to highlight the lighting and shades in the vertical garden.

“ARCO is an experience of a different culture and different people, with different opportunities and goals. I learned a lot from what I saw at ARCO. So by bringing them back, I hope I can have a impact with the things I learned. She has a solo exhibition scheduled for June 26, 2022.

Kolapo, on the other hand, was inspired to amplify the scientific aspects of his art so far. The blue painting of a tribal-marked African girl in a space uniform heralds the kind of Afrofuturistic works the artist will create in the next five years.

“The blue painting was inspired by a dream I had recently, and of bringing the dead back to life using DNA. When I first saw it in my dream, I made I researched online and found that the world was already working on this. In fact, scientists created a prototype of a dying or dead human being brought back to life. The only difference between the prototype and a real human being is The brain The prototypes have no brains but physically resemble a 100% human.

“Afrofuturism is about highlighting what will happen in Africa in the near future, the African way, with the existence and infusion of technology. I do not make art for commercial purposes but to drop pictures i’m considering. i’ve had this dream back to back now and want to put it aside. it’s like a prophetic message i have for the world, and i won’t stop until i ‘finishing the last canvas,’ said Kolapo.

The La Experiencia exhibition opened only on June 17 at the Thought Pyramid Gallery in Abuja and screened Pantoque, a documentary on the six-year project by Spanish artist Ramon Trigo, whose work also featured in the exposure.

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Popular holiday destinations are still under strict Covid restrictions for UK travelers https://jacahuesca.com/popular-holiday-destinations-are-still-under-strict-covid-restrictions-for-uk-travelers/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 14:42:45 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/popular-holiday-destinations-are-still-under-strict-covid-restrictions-for-uk-travelers/

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