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Musk wants nickel and $VALE will deliver

2020.07.30 14:34 glov Musk wants nickel and $VALE will deliver

Feeling too late for gold and silver?
Why not try nickel?!
This company claims to be able to answer Elon's call for more nickel but looking at the nickel mines in the world you can see there's only a couple in Canada:
Pretty sure they don't operate a nickel mine, even checking out the archive on their website shows the domain was available just 2 years ago for $99:*/
This company isn't going to produce shit, riding hype.
Vale on the other hand does operate nickel mines in Canada, along with a handful in other parts of the globe amounting to a surprisingly large number of the active nickel mines there even are:
Sudbury Mine (Canada), Voisey's Bay Mine (Canada), Sorowako mine (Indonesia), VNC Goro mine (New Caledonia), Onca Puma mine (Brazil) and Thompson (Canada).
Other top producers are Norilsk (Russia) and Jinchuan (China), which are a no for me personally.
According to a USGS report on nickel deposits in North America (pg.26):
The largest known nickel sulfide deposits in the world are in the Sudbury district of Ontario along the outer margin of a norite-granophyre complex-the Sudbury irruptive-that rims the Sudbury basin, which is 37 miles long and 16 miles wide.
When looking at the world production:
New Caledonia is in the top 5 of worldwide producers are 210,000t, who has ownership stake in the largest mine in New Caledonia? Vale:
which they're currently in the process of selling off to some kangaroo company. Even better their ownership is exactly 69%, they're going to get a fat $500M check sometime soon from that sale, and will be able to focus more on their other operations (hopefully Canada to be the one who really answers Musk's call for nickel).
Vale hasn't had a problem-free past:
but I'm pretty sure more recent and yet-to-occur disasters will pretty much overshadow any past disaster. They're not allowed to operate tailing dams in Brazil anymore anyway so that mess should all be priced in by this point.
They also mine a whole bunch of other shit, specifically a whole bunch of iron ore, which has skyrocketed in price with COVID:
Q2 profit rockets to $955 mln amid iron ore price bonanza
Fitch projects Vale will generate more than USD14 billion of EBITDA in 2020, assuming iron ore prices average USD75/dmt. FCF should be about USD5.0 billion, assuming capex is about USD4.7 billion and dividends are USD3.0 billion. Vale’s 2020 net debt/EBITDA is projected to be around 0.5x. These forecasts compare with USD17 billion of EBITDA, USD7 billion of FCF and net debt/EBITDA of 0.3x for the LTM ended March 31. Forecasts could prove conservative, given the rise in iron ore prices.
Production has stayed strong in the materials that matter and apparently they do mine a little gold too.
Their earnings call is today, an hour and a half after market open. They're still a little off from pre-covid-crash levels.
I'd keep going because there's so much DD to be done to crack open this nut, but I'm just going to say yolo at this point, I bought before doing any of this DD and am up a little, good enough for me.
They got their own ships, trains, all kinds of shit. I don't know anything about the nickel business, but I did buy $12 8/07 calls and $14 9/18 calls on 7/23.
Do what you will with this information, I don't know how any of this works.
Also their stock ticker (VALE) is the same as the name of their company, that's pretty cool.
TL;DR: VALE $12 8/07 and $14 9/18 calls
Performance call starts now in Portugese, apparently their English call is the one at 12:00 GMT-3:
On Thursday, July 30th,Vale will host two conference calls and webcasts to discuss its 2Q20 performance. The first one, in Portuguese, will begin at 10 am, Brasilia time. The second one, in English, will begin at 12:00 pm, Brasilia time (11:00 a.m. New York time, 4:00 p.m. London time).
7/30/20 09:00 EST:
In the last quarter, VALE reported a profit of $2.69 billion. Vale S.A. also saw revenues increase to $6.97 billion. In addition, VALE has free cash flow of $561.0 million as of 03-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $2.78 billion which compares well with its peers. VALE booked profit margins of 0.50%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 0.40%, and its Return on Assets is 0.20%. All told, it is clear that, VALE needs to be on your watchlist.
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2020.07.07 21:29 rtphokie Google Loon Balloons

After a series of Project Loon balloons, an R&D effort by a subsidiary of Google's parent company, overflew my area and I dug into them a little bit. Each balloon flies at 50k-60k feet and broadcasts position via ADS-B making them very trackable.
Using FlightAware's API I searched on HBAL000-300, got the tailnumber assigned, and reverse geocoded the last known position, finding 33 of these currently in flight, seems like the largest release of balloons to date. My understanding is that
HBAL068 N151LB in the Timor Sea, southwest of Darwin Australia
  1. HBAL092 N225LB Democratic Republic of the Congo
  2. HBAL093 N226LB Tana River, Coastal Kenya, Kenya
  3. HBAL099 N237LB Victoria-Daly Region, Northern Territory, Australia
  4. HBAL100 N197LB Victoria-Daly Region, Northern Territory, Australia
  5. HBAL116 N252LB Zambia
  6. HBAL126 N234LB Nairobi, Kenya
  7. HBAL128 N224LB Peru
  8. HBAL136 N238LB Kismuru, Kenya
  9. HBAL140 N24LB Zambia
  10. HBAL155 N242LB Cuando Cubango, Angola
  11. HBAL163 N221LB off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia
  12. HBAL168 N257LB off the coast of Maceio, Brazil
  13. HBAL170 N256LB north of Brasilia, Brazil
  14. HBAL181 N264LB north of the Seychelles of Somalia coast
  15. HBAL187 N248LB east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean
  16. HBAL189 N191LB east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean
  17. HBAL190 N245LB east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean
  18. HBAL191 N254LB east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean
  19. HBAL193 N281LB east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean
  20. HBAL202 N290LB east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean
  21. HBAL204 N289LB east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean
  22. HBAL210 N299LB off the coast of French Polynesia
  23. HBAL211 off the coast of Peru
  24. HBAL212 N286LB off the coast of Savanah, Georgia
  25. HBAL213 N295LB White County, Indiana
  26. HBAL215 N287LB east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean
  27. HBAL217 N304LB Union County, South Carolina
  28. HBAL218 N303LB Coosa County, Alabama, 35072
  29. HBAL219 N305LB McGowan Island, South Carolina
  30. HBAL220 N302LB Hardeeville, South Carolina
  31. HBAL227 N306LB Cherokee County, South Carolina
  32. HBAL229 N307LB off the coast of Savanah, Georgia
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2020.07.07 16:04 autotldr Coronavírus tests positive for Brazil's Bolsonaro

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has undergone another test for the coronavirus, shortly after the presidential palace said the right-wing leader had displayed symptoms consistent with Covid-19.
Bolsonaro told supporters gathered outside the presidential palace in Brasilia on Monday that he had taken a test for the virus and "Everything is fine."
A couple of local news sources - including an affiliate to CNN in Brazil - have reported that Bolsonaro has tested positive for the virus, but this has not been verified by CNBC or officially confirmed.
Local media has reported Bolsonaro has canceled all his official activities until he gets the results of his test for Covid-19.
Brazil's president, an ideological ally of President Donald Trump, has repeatedly downplayed the threat of the virus, dismissing the pandemic as a "Little flu" and condemning state governors for imposing lockdowns that are causing job losses.
To date, more than 1.6 million people in Brazil have tested positive for the virus, with 65,487 deaths nationwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
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2020.07.06 01:03 autotldr China halts imports from two more Brazil meat plants amid COVID-19 concerns

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SAO PAULO/BRASILIA - China has suspended imports from two Brazilian pork plants owned by meatpackers JBS SA and BRF SA, according to the Chinese customs authority, as it cracks down on meat shipments amid concerns about the new coronavirus.
China is temporarily halting imports from a BRF plant in Lajeado and a JBS-owned Seara brand plant in Tres Passos, both in Brazil's southern Rio Grande do Sul state, according to a posting dated Saturday on the General Administration of Customs China website.
The posting, which only identified the plants by registration numbers, gives no reason for the suspension.
China is the largest buyer of Brazilian pork, beef and chicken.
A total of six Brazil meat plants have now been blocked from exporting to China amid rising concerns over thousands of cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, among slaughterhouse workers in the country.
Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said it would only comment after it received an official communication from China on the matter, which it has not received.
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2020.06.10 01:02 autotldr Brazil restores detailed COVID-19 data after Supreme Court ruling

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BRASILIA - Brazil on Tuesday restored detailed COVID-19 data to its official national website following controversy over the removal of cumulative totals and a ruling by a Supreme Court justice that the full set of information be reinstated.
On Tuesday, Bolsonaro said the World Health Organization has lost credibility in its handling of the pandemic and that Brazil could pull out of the international body.
The controversy over how Brazil presents its coronavirus numbers came as Sao Paulo's health department reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths for one day, just as the country's most populous state was starting to reopen its economy and relax some social distancing rules.
Health experts had feared that by not publishing accumulated totals and releasing only deaths that occurred in the past 24 hours, cases in which someone tested positive for the coronavirus days after their death date could disappear from public view.
Supreme Justice Alexandre de Moraes said in a statement on the court's website that the health ministry must "Fully re-establish the daily dissemination of epidemiological data on the COVID-19 pandemic, including on the agency's website, under the terms presented until last Thursday."
B, reverted to showing detailed information, with cumulative totals of deaths and infections - as well as breakdowns by state - as it had last week.
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2020.06.05 18:21 ArtResende I would like to take some questions, on the price of BP - Dollar vs Real(Brazil) quotes

Correct me if I'm wrong. BP lv 1 = $ 9.99, BP lv 100 = $ 44.99 (dollar).
Based on that, I would like to try to understand, because in Real currency (Brazil).
BP nv 1 was 57.99 (quote $ 1 = R$ 5.80 *)
And the BP nv 100 $ 44.99 = R$ 261.99 (quote $ 1 = R$ 5.82)
that the BP nv 100 has a 15% discount is being charged for a higher quote that was the high of the dollar on 11/05/2020.
On the day BP was released, the Dollar against the Real was quoted at $ 1 = R $ 5.44 ...
Currently it is $ 1 = 4.96 ( 13h20 Brasilia time (Brazil)
If anyone knows, do you have a specific date that the valve updates the currency prices in relation to the Dollar?
Because in my case, despite having already bought the BP, I am holding on to buy the LVL since I would pay up to $ 2 to 3 dollars more on each Lvl purchase, only in the battle pass nv 100 the damage was almost to be able to have buying + 11 lvl
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2020.05.21 19:27 DabsByMike [SECRET] Brazil Pulls Forward Timeline on Álvaro Alberto Nuclear Submarine and Pledges to Buy Second of the Class

AGENCIA BRASIL -- Brazil Pulls Forward Timeline on Álvaro Alberto Nuclear Submarine and Pledges to Buy Second of the Class

[May/June 2024]
(BRASILIA) Brazil and France signed a landmark deal for naval cooperation years ago, with the former agreeing to buy four Scorpene Class Diesel-Electric Submarines from France with full technology transfer. The deal worth billions of dollars secured French assistance for Brazil's ambitions of building a fleet of nuclear submarines, a first for a state not armed with nuclear weapons.
Work has continued on the design of that submarine and its nuclear propulsion. To date, it is estimated that Brazil has spent $7.4 billion on the project, owing to the large R&D costs associated with it despite only signing a contract for one submarine.
With a naval arms race growing abroad, the Brazilian Navy has inked a deal to accelerate the program and buy a second submarine, worth $4 billion. The Álvaro Alberto is now set to enter service in 2027 and a second one, the Juscelino Kubitschek.
Brazilian officials have continued to deny commenting on the fuel cycle to be used for the two nuclear submarines, saying it will not confirm or deny the level of enrichment in order to avoid drawing attention from nuclear materials smugglers. It says it is giving extreme care to maintain security safeguards on its own, though Brazil made public some time ago that it withdrew from the IAEA and thus is not subject to international inspection.
Secret Portion:
Brazil is concerned about the costs of maintain its navy on par with international forces such as the Sierra Republic, the collective European Military Union, and China. It has chosen to use nuclear fuel enriched to 90%, similar to the United States which enriches to about 96% in order to increase energy density and avoid having to refuel frequently, a costly process. Internal documents will refer to this fuel as Brasil30, a misleading reference to a 30% level of enrichment. Resende Enrichment Plant will be retooled for higher levels of enrichment and expanded, the latter mostly to fuel domestic civil reactors for power generation.
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2020.05.11 06:04 assessment_bot [ Incident ] [ 04/09/2018 ] BOEING 737, Brasilia City/ Brazil

The foreign authority was the source of this information. The government of Brazil has notified the NTSB of a serious incident involving a EMBRAER EMB110 airplane that occurred on April 09, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Brazil's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.
Category Data Category Data Category Data
Event Id: 20180416X11521 Investigation Type: Incident Accident Number: DCA18WA138A
Event Date: 04/09/2018 Location: Brasilia City, Brazil Country: Brazil
Latitude: Longitude: Airport Code:
Airport Name: Injury Severity: Incident Aircraft Damage:
Aircraft Category: Airplane Registration Number: Make: BOEING
Model: 737 Amateur Built: No Number of Engines:
Engine Type: FAR Description: Non-U.S., Commercial Schedule: SCHD
Purpose of Flight: Air Carrier: Total Fatal Injuries:
Total Serious Injuries: Total Minor Injuries: Total Uninjured: 168
Weather Condition: Broad Phase of Flight: TAKEOFF Report Status: Foreign
Publication Date:
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2020.05.07 16:39 glad_waters_shallow Can't debug Syntax Error Python3 (Automate the Boring Stuff - Al Sweigart)

I have recently started learning python using Automate the Boring Stuff by Al Sweigart. I am currently at chapter 8 where I'm working on the Random Quiz Generator Project. I changed the US states and capitals dictionary to one containing countries and capitals. Everything else is basically the same. But when I run the program in my laptop, I get syntax error on line 42. Here's the full code:
#! python3 # - Creates 100 quizzes with questions and answers in random order, along with the answer key. import random #The quiz data. capitals = {'Afghanistan': 'Kabul', 'Albania': 'Tirane', 'Algeria': 'Algiers', 'Andorra': 'Andorra la Vella', 'Angola': 'Luanda', 'Antigua and Barbuda': "Saint John's", 'Argentina': 'Buenos Aires', 'Armenia': 'Yerevan', 'Australia': 'Canberra', 'Austria': 'Vienna', 'Azerbaijan': 'Baku', 'Bahrain': 'Manama', 'Bangladesh': 'Dhaka', 'Barbados': 'Bridgetown', 'Belarus': 'Minsk', 'Belgium': 'Brussels', 'Belize': 'Belmopan', 'Benin': 'Porto-Novo', 'Bhutan': 'Thimphu', 'Bolivia': 'La Paz', 'Bosnia and Herzegovina': 'Sarajevo', 'Botswana': 'Gaborone', 'Brazil': 'Brasilia', 'Brunei': 'Bandar Seri Begawan', 'Bulgaria': 'Sofia', 'Burkina Faso': 'Ouagadougou', 'Burma': 'Rangoon', 'Burundi': 'Bujumbura', 'Cambodia': 'Phnom Penh', 'Cameroon': 'Yaounde', 'Canada': 'Ottawa', 'Cape Verde': 'Praia', 'Central African Republic': 'Bangui', 'Chad': "N'Djamena", 'Chile': 'Santiago', 'China': 'Beijing', 'Colombia': 'Bogota', 'Comoros': 'Moroni', 'Costa Rica': 'San Jose', "Cote d'Ivoire": 'Yamoussoukro', 'Croatia': 'Zagreb', 'Cuba': 'Havana', 'Cyprus': 'Nicosia', 'Czech Republic': 'Prague', 'Democratic Republic of the Congo': 'Kinshasa', 'Denmark': 'Copenhagen', 'Djibouti': 'Djibouti', 'Dominica': 'Roseau', 'Dominican Republic': 'Santo Domingo', 'East Timor': 'Dili', 'Ecuador': 'Quito', 'Egypt': 'Cairo', 'El Salvador': 'San Salvador', 'Equatorial Guinea': 'Malabo', 'Eritrea': 'Asmara', 'Estonia': 'Tallinn', 'Ethiopia': 'Addis Ababa', 'Federated States of Micronesia': 'Palikir', 'Fiji': 'Suva', 'Finland': 'Helsinki', 'France': 'Paris', 'Gabon': 'Libreville', 'Georgia': 'Tbilisi', 'Germany': 'Berlin', 'Ghana': 'Accra', 'Greece': 'Athens', 'Grenada': "Saint George's", 'Guatemala': 'Guatemala City', 'Guinea': 'Conakry', 'Guinea-Bissau': 'Bissau', 'Guyana': 'Georgetown', 'Haiti': 'Port-au-Prince', 'Honduras': 'Tegucigalpa', 'Hungary': 'Budapest', 'Iceland': 'Reykjavik', 'India': 'New Delhi', 'Indonesia': 'Jakarta', 'Iran': 'Tehran', 'Iraq': 'Baghdad', 'Ireland': 'Dublin', 'Israel': 'Jerusalem', 'Italy': 'Rome', 'Jamaica': 'Kingston', 'Japan': 'Tokyo', 'Jordan': 'Amman', 'Kazakhstan': 'Astana', 'Kenya': 'Nairobi', 'Kiribati': 'Tarawa', 'Kuwait': 'Kuwait City', 'Kyrgyzstan': 'Bishtek', 'Laos': 'Vientiane', 'Latvia': 'Riga', 'Lebanon': 'Beirut', 'Lesotho': 'Maseru', 'Liberia': 'Monrovia', 'Libya': 'Tripoli', ' \tLiechtenstein': 'Vaduz', 'Lithuania': 'Vilnius', 'Luxembourg': 'Luxembourg', 'Macedonia': 'Skopje', 'Madagascar': 'Antananarivo', 'Malawi': 'Lilongwe', 'Malaysia': 'Kuala Lumpur', 'Maldives': 'Male', 'Mali': 'Bamako', 'Malta': 'Valletta', 'Marshall Islands': 'Majuro', 'Mauritania': 'Nouakchott', 'Mauritius': 'Port Louis', 'Mexico': 'Mexico City', 'Moldova': 'Chisinau', 'Monaco': 'Monaco', 'Mongolia': 'Ulaanbaatar', 'Morocco': 'Rabat', 'Mozambique': 'Maputo', 'Namibia': 'Windhoek', 'Nauru': 'Yaren District', 'Nepal': 'Kathmandu', 'Netherlands': 'Amsterdam', 'New Zealand': 'Wellington', 'Nicaragua': 'Managua', 'Niger': 'Niamey', 'Nigeria': 'Abuja', 'North Korea': 'Pyongyang', 'Norway': 'Oslo', 'Oman': 'Muscat', 'Pakistan': 'Islamabad', 'Palau': 'Koror', 'Panama': 'Panama City', 'Papua New Guinea': 'Port Moresby', 'Paraguay': 'Asuncion', 'Peru': 'Lima', 'Philippines': 'Manila', 'Poland': 'Warsaw', 'Portugal': 'Lisbon', 'Qatar': 'Doha', 'Republic of the Congo': 'Brazzaville', 'Romania': 'Bucharest', 'Russia': 'Moscow', 'Rwanda': 'Kigali', 'Saint Kitts and Nevis': 'Basseterre', 'Saint Lucia': 'Castries', 'Saint Vincent and the Grenadines': 'Kingstown', 'Samoa': 'Apia', 'San Marino': 'San Marino', 'Sao Tome and Principe': 'Sao Tome', 'Saudi Arabia': 'Riyadh', 'Senegal': 'Dakar', 'Serbia and Montenegro': 'Belgrade', 'Seychelles': 'Victoria', 'Sierra Leone': 'Freetown', 'Singapore': 'Singapore', 'Slovakia': 'Bratislava', 'Slovenia': 'Ljubljana', 'Solomon Islands': 'Honiara', 'Somalia': 'Mogadishu', 'South Africa': 'Pretoria', 'South Korea': 'Seoul', 'Spain': 'Madrid', 'Sri Lanka': 'Colombo', 'Sudan': 'Khartoum', 'Suriname': 'Paramaribo', 'Swaziland': 'Mbabana', 'Sweden': 'Stockholm', 'Switzerland': 'Bern', 'Syria': 'Damascus', 'Taiwan': 'Taipei', 'Tajikistan': 'Dushanbe', 'Tanzania': 'Dar es Salaam', 'Thailand': 'Bangkok', 'The Bahamas': 'Nassau', 'The Gambia': 'Banjul', 'Togo': 'Lome', 'Tonga': "Nuku'alofa", 'Trinidad and Tobago': 'Port-of-Spain', 'Tunisia': 'Tunis', 'Turkey': 'Ankara', 'Turkmenistan': 'Ashgabat', 'Tuvalu': 'Funafuti', 'Uganda': 'Kampala', 'Ukraine': 'Kiev', 'United Arab Emirates': 'Abu Dhabi', 'United Kingdom': 'London', 'United States': 'Washington D.C.', 'Uruguay': 'Montevideo', 'Uzbekistan': 'Tashkent', 'Vanuatu': 'Port-Vila', 'Vatican City': 'Vatican City', 'Venezuela': 'Caracas', 'Vietnam': 'Hanoi', 'Yemen': 'Sanaa', 'Zambia': 'Lusaka', 'Zimbabwe': 'Harare'} #Generate 100 quiz files for quizNum in range(100): # Create the quiz and answer key files. quiz_file = open('capitalsquiz%s.txt' % (quizNum + 1), 'w') answerkey_file = open('capitalsquiz_answers%s.txt' % (quizNum + 1), 'w') # Write out the header for the quiz. quiz_file.write('Name:\n\nDate:\n\nPeriod:\n\n') quiz_file.write((' ' * 20) + 'Country and Capitals Quiz (Form %s)' % (quizNum + 1)) quiz_file.write('\n\n') # Shuffle the order of the states. states = list(capitals.keys()) random.shuffle(states) #Loop through all 193 states, writing a question for each for question_num in range(len(states)): #Get right and wrong answers correct_answer = capitals[states[question_num]] wrong_answers = list(caitals.values()) **del wrong_answers[wrong_answers.index(correct_answer)]** wrong_answers = random.sample (wrong_answers,3) answer_options = wrong_answers + [correct_answer] random.shuffle(answer_options) #Write the question and answer options to the quiz file quiz_file.write('%s. What is the capital of %s?\n' % (question_num+1, states[question_num])) for i in range(4): quiz_file.write(' %s. %s \n' % ('ABCD'[i],answer_options[i]) #Write the answer key to the answer key file **answerkey_file.write('%s. %s \n' % (question_num+1, 'ABCD'[answer_options.index(correct_answer)]))** quiz_file.close() answerkey_file.close() print('Task complete') 
I tried changing line 42(second line between two asterisks) by using the good old string concatenation instead of string formatting but the SyntaxError still persisted. So I thought I may have made a mistake in using the index method, but I used the same method in line 31(first line between asterisks), where there seems to be no problem. And also I guess it would be relevant to post that the caret in the error line points towards the c of correct_answer. I really have no idea what's going on. Everything looks fine to my amateur eyes. I have compared my code to the book and it's virtually the same. I seriously need some help right now.
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2020.05.05 23:22 DabsByMike [EVENT] Serviço de Inteligência Externa Formed to Beef-Up Brazil's Intelligence Apparatus

AGENCIA BRASIL -- Serviço de Inteligência Externa Formed to Beef-Up Brazil's Intelligence Apparatus

[Jan/Feb 2022]
(BRASILIA) In the nearly two years since the break-up of the United States, Brazil's political leadership, and even society in their own, have scrambled to fill that void south of the equator. The country is acquiring a new aircraft carrier, weapons, and has constructed a stability-oriented foreign policy in neighboring regions to prevent what it says could be the catastrophe of great power competition at its doorstep.
None of that can be done without up-to-date and in some cases real-time information.
The Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN) is currently a combined intelligence institution responsible for practically all jurisdictions the federal government needs it for. Brazil has had a dark history of military coups and the security apparatus using intelligence agencies to further their agenda. The government has hesitated to empower ABIN to date, given the lack of trust with the taxpayer and only relatively recently having solidified civilian control over it.
To bypass this issue, President Bolsonaro today announced that a new intelligence agency would be formed to focus on external threats. Serviço de Inteligência Externa (External Intelligence Service) or SINTEX will takeover for ABIN in the areas outside of Brazilian territory. Their operation on home soil will be limited only to counter-intelligence, working domestically with the permission and oversight of ABIN.
Without giving further information, the President said that ABIN would retain its current budget while initial funding for SINTEX would be around $400 million for the fiscal year.
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2020.04.20 14:04 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update Monday 20th April

Good morning from the UK. I am late today but with good reason, my wife has had a really tough time this weekend with mental health (she is on meds for OCD, anxiety and Bipolar Type 2). Lockdown is tough for us all, but believe me it’s harder still for those with pre-existing mental difficulties. It could be worse, one of her friends (who has been sectioned before for mental breakdowns) is having to manage her mental health whilst fulfilling her duties as an A&E (ER) doctor in Wales. How my wife’s friend does it I have no idea, the stories coming out of UK hospitals are deeply disturbing (this link is 2 weeks old).

Anyway, onto supply chain; this morning I read an article from Forbes about the problems supply chain disruptions can cause. Here’s a lengthy quote:
“Our firm recently polled executives at major corporations around the world to ask them about the operational risks they perceived to their supply chains, and the response strategies they had in place. The results were enlightening. Executives identified a broad range of risks (see chart below), from volatile commodity prices (which 43% considered a major challenge), to protectionism (31%), to piracy (just 7%). That executives identified such a broad range of risks told us that global supply disruption is indeed a top-of-mind issue for managers of global corporations.
When we asked a subsequent question about the strategies in place to mitigate these risks (see chart below), we found no favorites. Rather executives were across the board, choosing a number of different approaches, but not necessarily those best suited to the operational risks they were facing: 33% of respondents indicated that they would make no changes to their supply chains, 20% intended to decrease the number of production locations, and 15% planned to increase the same; and a range of other options as well.
Given the nature of the modern, global corporation and the complex supply network that has developed around it, it is unsurprising that executives have not aligned on a unified strategy to mitigate supply chain risk. No longer does a supply chain consist of a simple process from factory to warehouse to delivery (if indeed it ever did). Rather, as new sources of supply have arisen, new markets have opened, and companies have sought greater scale and specialization. Supply chains have evolved into a network of hundreds of suppliers, sub-contractors and distribution centers, adding tremendous complexity…
...I was recently at a conference of supply chain executives in the United States who told me that planning is dead – the best they could hope to do was respond to risks as they arose. Who has the time, and what is the benefit, of planning in a world of continuous change, demand-driven marketing, and intense pressure for instantaneous responses?...
...In an environment where changes in global supply chain can be as sudden as they are unscripted, companies have to arm themselves with both foresight and peripheral vision, an understanding of the long-term, and agility to deal with the short-term. More than ever, companies have to provision for multiple scenarios and they can only do that by engaging in a dynamic and multi-dimensional scenario-based strategic planning process.”
I like the last two paragraphs of the article in particular. In case anyone wants to read the rest of the article, it’s dated May 2010 and written in reaction to the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull and the chaos it caused to supply chains around the world. Plus ça change; it seems some boardrooms didn’t adjust their supply chains after that black swan event (maybe due to the cost and the resulting negative shareholder pushback). Link to the story.

Virus news in depth

Our Pandemic Summer: The fight against the coronavirus won’t be over when the U.S. reopens. Here’s how the nation must prepare itself. - The Atlantic has written a lengthy article about what the mid-long term looks like for the US in relation to getting back to normal after Covid-19. “I think people haven’t understood that this isn’t about the next couple of weeks,” said Michael Osterholm, an infectious-disease epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota. “This is about the next two years.” The article goes on to look at the pharmaceutical supply chain; “According to a University of Minnesota analysis, about 40 percent of the 156 drugs that are essential parts of critical care are becoming limited. Many of these depend on supply chains that involve China (where the pandemic began), Italy (the hardest-hit region in Europe), or India (which halted several exports)” … “Albuterol, the drug used in asthma inhalers, is scarce. Antibiotics, which control the secondary bacterial infections that afflict COVID-19 patients, are being depleted. Basic painkillers and sedatives, which are needed to keep patients on ventilators, are being exhausted. Hydroxychloroquine, the drug that Trump has repeatedly touted as a COVID-19 treatment despite a lack of good evidence, is running out, to the detriment of people with lupus and arthritis who depend on it. “It’s like everything we give to patients, we’re in short supply of,” said Esther Choo, an emergency physician at Oregon Health and Science University. “We’re now scrambling to find the backup medications, and we’ll run out of those too.””
(cont’d) If it turns out that, say, 20 percent of the U.S. has been infected, that would mean the coronavirus is more transmissible but less deadly than scientists think. It would also mean that a reasonable proportion of the country has some immunity. If that proportion could be slowly and safely raised to the level necessary for herd immunity—60 to 80 percent, depending on the virus’s transmissibility—the U.S. might not need to wait for a vaccine. However, if just 1 to 5 percent of the population has been infected—the range that many researchers think is likelier—that would mean “this is a truly devastating virus, and we have built up no real population immunity,” said Michael Mina, an epidemiologist and immunologist at Harvard. “Then we’re in dire straits in terms of how to move forward.” The article is lengthy and also discusses options for reopening the economy and society in the USA.

Virus news in brief

My usual sources are as normal The Guardian and CNN live blogs unless otherwise specified.

Personal note: If you are on the Eastern seaboard of the US and in a hurricane prone area, it would be a good idea to review your hurricane plans and supplies now, e.g do you have a generator and does it work, spare fuel, batteries, candles, do you have enough long life food already stored + cleaning products, do you have an alternative method of cooking food, what’s your evacuation plan, etc etc. See for help with this and note FEMA is already under a lot of strain due to the virus and would thus likely struggle with a major hurricane impact on the US seaboard - see also this USA Today article dated 6th April this year on that topic).

Supply chain news in depth

Susceptibilities of Solar Energy Supply Chains - The Global policy journal has written a detailed review of the supply chain disruption faced by the solar panel industry here. Whilst manufacturing was significantly reduced from January to March in China (down 13.5%) and is now almost fully recovered, its reliance on materials from around the world mean the supply chain is exposed in other parts. China has the majority market share in the mining or processing of most minerals used in solar panels, such as: silicon, aluminum, selenium, tellurium, arsenic, cadmium, and gallium. However, China still depends on many other countries to complete their solar panels, such as Peru for copper, Saudi Arabian oil for energy, and Japan for silicon wafers. In mid-March, Chinese owned mining company MMG Ltd reduced operations at its Peruvian copper mine after Peru declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus. Due to the damaged mining link in the supply chain, an initial spike in solar module price is expected due to shortages of materials for solar wafers and module glass, affecting the solar industry for months to come. Kangping Chen, the CEO of the top solar module supplier in the world, JinkoSolar, stated that around 400-500MW of Q1 2020 shipments are likely to be postponed to Q2 2020. The 500 MW postponement is approximately 14% of JinkoSolar’s 3.6GW quarterly solar panels production last year. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) stated that “before the pandemic hit, the solar industry was poised to set a record for deployment in 2020,” with solar installers being America’s fastest growing profession. A new SEIA survey now suggests cancellation rates for residential solar systems in the US are now at 19%, with postponement rates hitting upwards of 50% in some areas.

Illinois adjusts on the fly to meet medical supply needs in a coronavirus ‘Wild West’ - The Chicago Sun Times details a story from about two weeks ago where Illinois officials tracked down a supply of 1.5 million potentially life-saving N95 respirator masks in China through a middleman in the Chicago area and negotiated a deal to buy them. One day before they were expecting to complete the purchase, they got a call in the morning from the supplier informing them he had to get a check to the bank by 2 p.m. that day, or the deal was off. Other bidders had surfaced. Realizing there was no way the supplier could get to Springfield and back by the deadline, Illinois assistant comptroller Ellen Andres jumped in her car and raced north on I-55 with a check for $3,469,600. That’s just a taste of the “Wild West” world of emergency procurement taking place over the past several weeks as the state fights for equipment and supplies to protect frontline workers and patients in the battle against COVID-19. Most of that work is being performed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration through a rapid-procurement strike team, pulling together procurement specialists from around state government under the auspices of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. As Pritzker has made clear at his daily briefings, it’s an effort made all the more difficult by the absence of a strong, coordinated White House response. That’s left Illinois competing against other states, foreign nations and even our own federal government for the same materials. They’re all looking for what we have come to know as PPE or personal protective equipment — masks, gloves, gowns and face shields — plus coronavirus testing kits and swabs and, most prized of all, ventilators to help those most seriously ill keep breathing.

SWABS, STAT! Inside the Maine factory racing to supply America with virus test swabs. - If you’ve ever used a home DNA kit, opened wide and said “ahh,” or measured the depth of a knife wound in a stabbing victim, chances are you’ve used a device made by Puritan Medical Products Co, says Bloomberg. And if you’re tested for Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, it’s quite likely that the swab used to collect a sample from inside your nose will have been made by Puritan, too. Located in Guilford, Maine (population 1,521), Puritan is one of two companies that make essentially all of the swabs used for coronavirus testing. (The other, Copan Diagnostics Inc., is in Italy, an epicenter of the deadly virus.)
(Cont’d) “Swabs could be a weak link in broadening testing,” former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted on March 16. That was four days after Puritan first started getting calls from the U.S. government, according to Timothy Templet, executive vice president for global sales, who entered the conversations himself shortly thereafter. “I’ve been on the phone since Saturday with many government organizations—Health and Human Services, FDA, working groups—just trying to provide accurate information regarding the ability to produce as many swabs for the country as we possibly can,” he says. The federal government, however, doesn’t buy directly from Puritan. Instead it helps coordinate with Puritan and other medical suppliers and distributors to get the swabs where they need to go. “We are ramping up to produce and wrap a million swabs a week that we need to put into the supply chain across the U.S.,” Templet says. His problem? Not enough machines or labour to meet demand.

**In Pursuit of PPE (**Or if you prefer, “how I managed to buy some PPE on the American black market for my hospital”) - The New England Journal of Medicine is not something I often read (Actually I’ve never read it before in my life) but this article caught my eye: As a chief physician executive, I rarely get involved in my health system’s supply-chain activities. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed that. Protecting our caregivers is essential so that these talented professionals can safely provide compassionate care to our patients. Yet we continue to be stymied by a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), and the cavalry does not appear to be coming. Deals, some bizarre and convoluted, and many involving large sums of money, have dissolved at the last minute when we were outbid or outmuscled, sometimes by the federal government. Then we got lucky, but getting the supplies was not easy.
(Cont’d) A lead came from an acquaintance of a friend of a team member. After several hours of vetting, we grew confident of the broker’s professional pedigree and the potential to secure a large shipment of three-ply face masks and N95 respirators. The latter were KN95 respirators, N95s that were made in China. We received samples to confirm that they could be successfully fit-tested. Despite having cleared this hurdle, we remained concerned that the samples might not be representative of the bulk of the products that we would be buying. Having acquired the requisite funds — more than five times the amount we would normally pay for a similar shipment, but still less than what was being requested by other brokers — we set the plan in motion. Three members of the supply-chain team and a fit tester were flown to a small airport near an industrial warehouse in the mid-Atlantic region. I arrived by car to make the final call on whether to execute the deal. Two semi-trailer trucks, cleverly marked as food-service vehicles, met us at the warehouse. When fully loaded, the trucks would take two distinct routes back to Massachusetts to minimize the chances that their contents would be detained or redirected.
(Cont’d) Hours before our planned departure, we were told to expect only a quarter of our original order. We went anyway, since we desperately needed any supplies we could get. Upon arrival, we were jubilant to see pallets of KN95 respirators and face masks being unloaded. We opened several boxes, examined their contents, and hoped that this random sample would be representative of the entire shipment. Before we could send the funds by wire transfer, two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrived, showed their badges, and started questioning me. No, this shipment was not headed for resale or the black market. The agents checked my credentials, and I tried to convince them that the shipment of PPE was bound for hospitals. After receiving my assurances and hearing about our health system’s urgent needs, the agents let the boxes of equipment be released and loaded into the trucks. But I was soon shocked to learn that the Department of Homeland Security was still considering redirecting our PPE. Only some quick calls leading to intervention by our congressional representative prevented its seizure. I remained nervous and worried on the long drive back, feelings that did not abate until midnight, when I received the call that the PPE shipment was secured at our warehouse.

Supply chain news in brief

Good news section

Deserted Thai beaches lure rare turtles to build most nests in 20 years - Thailand has found the largest number of nests of rare leatherback sea turtles in two decades on beaches bereft of tourists because of the coronavirus pandemic, environmentalists say. In Thailand, with 2,765 infections and 47 deaths, travel curbs ranging from a ban on international flights to an appeal to citizens to stay home have brought a collapse in tourist numbers, but freed up the beaches for wildlife. The 11 turtle nests authorities have found since last November were the highest number in 20 years, said Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, the director of the Phuket Marine Biological Center. “This is a very good sign for us because many areas for spawning have been destroyed by humans,” he told Reuters. No such nests had been found for the previous five years. Leatherbacks are the world’s largest sea turtles. They are considered endangered in Thailand, and listed as a vulnerable species globally by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. They lay their eggs in dark and quiet areas, scarce when tourists thronged the beaches. People have also been known to dig into their nests and steal eggs. (link)

Minnesota trooper's roadside gesture during traffic stop brings doctor to tears - A state trooper pulled over a doctor for speeding on an east-central Minnesota interstate, told her she should know better and sent her on her way grateful for receiving only a warning and not a ticket. The trooper also gave her a fistful of coveted N95 medical masks that were issued for his protection from the deadly coronavirus pandemic. “I burst into tears,” Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua, a Boston native and cardiologist, wrote in a detailed Facebook account of the traffic stop on March 21 along Interstate 35 in North Branch as she traveled from work in Duluth for a break in Minneapolis. “I think he teared up a little as well before wishing me well and walking away.” Janjua also saw the masks handed to her as having value beyond their role in stemming the virus’ spread. “This complete stranger, who owed me nothing and is more on the front lines than I am, shared his precious masks with me, without my even asking,” she wrote. “The veil of civilization may be thin, but not all that lies behind it is savage. We are going to be OK.” (Star Tribune link)
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2020.04.18 19:56 DabsByMike [DIPLOMACY] Strategic Discussions with Lima

Federative Republic of Brazil

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

[June 2020]
We invite the Foreign Minister of Peru, Mr. Néstor Popolizio Bardales to Brasilia to hold talks regarding the refugee crisis on our continent, spurred by the regime of the Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro.
Peru and Brazil both play host to thousands of Venezuela refugees. Peru with over half a million, is second only to Colombia. This is an alarming exit from our northern neighbor and when coupled with the millions who have left overall since the entrance of the Chavistas in Venezuela, quite the challenge to fix.
We have witnessed the attempts to externally pressure Juan Guaido into power fail. Among other reasons, he simply did not have the support on the ground and the appearance of Western nations and particularly America pushing for his government backfired.
The global economic situation is becoming much worse due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Our border remains shuttered with Venezuela and while that is reflective of the health concern and our opposition to that nation's government, it means refugees trapped in the down-spiraling nation.
We would like to hear Peru's most up-to-date stance in terms of the Maduro regime and perhaps entertain discussion of solutions.
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2020.03.20 20:06 CuteBananaMuffin U.N. to Debate Contact With Extraterrestrial Civilizations

U.N. to Debate Contact With Extraterrestrial Civilizations
by Institute for Cooperation in Space
from GaiaGuys Website
U.N. General Assembly Now Has Resolution To Establish United Nations Decade Of Contact & Diplomatic Relations With E.T.s

For the first time in almost 27 years, the United Nations General Assembly will be debating the issue of establishing diplomatic relations with advanced Extraterrestrial Civilizations that may now be visiting Earth.
On December 16, 2005, a Resolution to establish a United Nations Decade of Contact was formally transmitted to the incoming President of the General Assembly, H.E. Jan Eliasson of Sweden by the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS), a Non-Governmental Organization. President Eliasson was Sweden’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 2000 to 2005.
Almost to the day twenty-seven years ago, on December 18, 1978, the United Nations General Assembly voted to approve decision 33/426, inviting U.N. Member States,
"to take appropriate steps to coordinate on a national level scientific research and investigation into extraterrestrial life, including unidentified flying objects, and to inform the Secretary-General of the observations, research and evaluation of such activities."
Then U.S. President Jimmy Carter then supported the U.N. General Assembly’s decision. Carter himself had a close Encounter of the First Kind with a UFO (Night Light) in October 1969, in the company of 10 members of the Leary, Georgia Lion’s Club while he was running for Governor of Georgia. Four years later, while Governor of Georgia, Carter filed a public UFO sighting report, dated September 18, 1973.
Former Canadian Minister of Defence, Hon. Paul Hellyer has requested that the Canadian Parliament hold hearings on the issue of relations with Extraterrestrial civilizations. On September 25, 2005, at the Toronto Exopolitics Symposium held at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, former Minister of National Defence Hellyer stated:
"UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."
He stated,
"The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one of the most important problems facing our planet today."
Over 630,000 registered journalists and 283,000 registered media outlets world-wide have downloaded a November 24, 2005 Thanksgiving Day (USA) Yahoo News story of Mr. Hellyer’s request to the Canadian Parliament.
Mr. Hellyer, Canada’s former Minister of Defense, supports a United Nations Decade of Contact. In the introduction to a recent book, EXOPOLITICS: POLITICS GOVERNMENT AND LAW IN THE UNIVERSE, by ICIS International Director Alfred Lambremont Webre, Mr. Hellyer writes,
"To turn us in the direction of re-unification with the rest of creation Alfred Lambremont Webre is proposing a ’Decade of Contact’ - an ’era of openness, public hearings, public funded research, and education about extraterrestrial reality.’ That could just be the antidote the world needs to end its greed-driven, power-centered madness."
A United Nations Decade of Contact has four Objectives:
(1) DISCLOSURE - Governmental disclosure related to Extraterrestrial Presence (2) DECADE OF CONTACT - Public funding of a 10 year process of public education and research about the Extraterrestrial Presence (3) DISARMAMENT - A permanent ban on all space-based weapons and warfare in space through a Space Preservation Treaty Conference (4) DIPLOMACY - Public Interest UNITED NATIONS Diplomacy with ethical Off-Planet Cultures now visiting Earth
The Disclosure Project, a U.S.-based non-profit organization, on May 9, 2001, held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in which numerous high-level military-intelligence, governmental and private sector witnesses publicly described experiences and evidence establishing that advanced Extraterrestrial civilizations are interacting with our terrestrial civilization at this time.
A military-intelligence spying technology known as "remote viewing" originally developed at Stanford Research Institute in the mid-1970s by Dr. Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ has yielded replicable data regarding the existence of Off-Planet cultures now visiting Earth.
On May 20, 2005, Brazil, a major U.N. Member Nation took official measures in support of a United Nations Decade of Contact. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) openly allowed examination of classified UFO documents in several military facilities in Brasilia, the Federal Capital.
The United Nations General Assembly has voted in favor of a treaty banning weapons and warfare in space. The last time a United Nations vote was held on this issue was on December 8, 2003, when the General Assembly voted 174 - 0, with four lone abstentions (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States of America).
Reached for comment, one Non-Governmental spokesperson stated,
"We are certain 2006 will be a banner year for official disclosure of an advanced Extraterrestrial presence, and for the beginnings of a United Nations Decade of Contact."
Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS) - 1-877-266-7337 Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd
Non-Governmental Organizations Contact: Toronto, Canada: Victor Viggiani, Exopolitics Toronto Symposium Tel: 905-278-5628 Washington, D.C.: Dr. Steven Greer, The Disclosure Project Tel: (540) 456-8302 (Office)
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2020.03.18 18:58 TheWCAOfficial WCA Competition Announcement Thread for Week 11 of 2020

Hi /cubers!
Here is the list of competitions announced since Wednesday 2020-03-11. For more information please visit the corresponding websites.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of competitions are getting canceled. You can find more information on our website. Stay safe and listen to the recommendations of the relevant health agencies.

Disclaimer: continents correspond to the WCA interpretation. The full list can be found here.
(Dates are year-month-day)


Country City Name Start Date End Date Website
India Mumbai, Maharashtra BD Somani Cube Open 2020 2020-04-11 2020-04-12 Link

North America

Country City Name Start Date End Date Website
Mexico Texcoco Chapingo Open 2020 2020-04-10 2020-04-12 Link
United States Fargo, North Dakota Fargo Spring 2020 2020-05-02 2020-05-02 Link

South America

Country City Name Start Date End Date Website
Brazil Brasília, Distrito Federal Brasília Open 2020 2020-04-25 2020-04-26 Link
Colombia Manizales, Caldas Prenacionales GEEK-CON 2020 2020-05-30 2020-05-31 Link
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2020.03.11 18:49 TheWCAOfficial WCA Competition Announcement Thread for Weeks 9 and 10 of 2020

Hi /cubers!
Here is the list of competitions announced since Wednesday 2020-02-26. For more information please visit the corresponding websites :)
Disclaimer: continents correspond to the WCA interpretation. The full list can be found here.
(Dates are year-month-day)


Country City Name Start Date End Date Website
Kazakhstan Semey KSF Club Semey 2020 2020-04-04 2020-04-05 Link
Malaysia Selangor Selangor Ace Cube 2020 2020-04-18 2020-04-19 Link
Philippines Bacolod City Bacolod Cubing Fest 2020 2020-04-24 2020-04-26 Link
Philippines Consolacion, Cebu Visayas Championship 2020 2020-04-18 2020-04-19 Link


Country City Name Start Date End Date Website
Azerbaijan Baku ACA 5th Anniversary 2020 2020-04-11 2020-04-12 Link
Belarus Barysaw Barysaw Owl's Cup 2020 2020-03-28 2020-03-29 Link
Bosnia and Herzegovina Banja Luka Banja Luka Open 2020 2020-04-25 2020-04-26 Link
Denmark Hvidovre Hvidovre Special 2020 2020-06-13 2020-06-13 Link
Germany Lampertheim Hessen Open 2020 2020-05-23 2020-05-24 Link
Germany Unterhaching Munich Spring 2020 2020-05-16 2020-05-17 Link
Netherlands Hoogland Hoogland Open 2020 2020-04-25 2020-04-26 Link
Poland Poznań Project Poznań 2020 2020-04-04 2020-04-04 Link
Romania Cluj-Napoca Romanian Cubing Open 2020 2020-04-04 2020-04-05 Link
Russia Syktyvkar, Komi Republic Syktyvkar Open 2020 2020-05-02 2020-05-03 Link
Russia Ulyanovsk Ulyanovsk Open 2020 2020-03-28 2020-03-29 Link
Slovenia Maribor Slovenian Nationals 2020 2020-05-16 2020-05-17 Link
Spain Les Franqueses del Vallès, Barcelona Les Franqueses Open 2020 2020-04-18 2020-04-19 Link
Sweden Frostkåge Frostcube Skellefteå 2020 2020-04-04 2020-04-05 Link
Ukraine Kharkiv Kharkiv Open 2020 2020-04-04 2020-04-05 Link
Ukraine Lviv Lviv Spring Days 2020 2020-04-04 2020-04-05 Link

North America

Country City Name Start Date End Date Website
Canada Pickering, Ontario Please Be Quiet Pickering Spring 2020 2020-05-02 2020-05-02 Link
Canada Vancouver, British Columbia Please Be Solved Vancouver 2020 2020-05-09 2020-05-10 Link
Guatemala Guatemala City Ixchel 2020 2020-03-28 2020-03-28 Link
Mexico Texcoco Chapingo Open 2020 2020-04-10 2020-04-12 Link
United States Allen, Texas Texas Cubing Summer Dallas 2020 2020-07-04 2020-07-05 Link
United States Allen, Texas Allen Eagle Cubing 2020 2020-04-11 2020-04-11 Link
United States Cambridge, Massachusetts Central Square Spring 2020 2020-03-28 2020-03-28 Link
United States Carlisle, Pennsylvania Clash at Carlisle Spring 2020 2020-06-06 2020-06-06 Link
United States Cleburne, Texas Texas Cubing Summer Fort Worth 2020 2020-07-11 2020-07-12 Link
United States Divide, Colorado Subalpine Cube Fest 2020 2020-06-06 2020-06-06 Link
United States Elmsford, New York Westchester Open 2020 2020-07-11 2020-07-11 Link
United States Fargo, North Dakota Fargo Spring 2020 2020-05-02 2020-05-02 Link
United States Fort Wayne, Indiana Indiana 2020 2020-06-12 2020-06-14 Link
United States Georgetown, Texas Texas Cubing Summer Austin 2020 2020-06-13 2020-06-14 Link
United States Hershey, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Championship 2020 2020-08-21 2020-08-22 Link
United States Los Angeles, California A Bruin Cube Day 2020 2020-04-05 2020-04-05 Link
United States Morgantown, West Virginia Mountaineer Open Spring 2020 2020-04-18 2020-04-18 Link
United States Norwalk, Connecticut CCFC Spring 2020 2020-06-06 2020-06-06 Link
United States Raleigh, North Carolina North Carolina Championship 2020 2020-09-26 2020-09-27 Link
United States Reno, Nevada Reno Spring 2020 2020-04-11 2020-04-11 Link
United States South St. Paul, Minnesota Minnesota Qualifier 2020 2020-04-04 2020-04-05 Link
United States Waco, Texas Texas Cubing Summer Waco 2020 2020-06-20 2020-06-21 Link
United States Yakima, Washington Yakima Spring 2020 2020-05-30 2020-05-30 Link


Country City Name Start Date End Date Website
Australia Adelaide, South Australia Adelaide Winter 2020 2020-07-11 2020-07-12 Link
Australia Ballarat, Victoria Brilliant Ballarat 2020 2020-07-04 2020-07-05 Link
Australia Brisbane, Queensland Please Be Quiet Brisbane 2020 2020-04-18 2020-04-18 Link
Australia Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Canberra Classic 2020 2020-04-18 2020-04-19 Link
Australia Hobart, Tasmania Hobart Open 2020 2020-05-09 2020-05-10 Link

South America

Country City Name Start Date End Date Website
Argentina Puerto Madryn, Chubut Madryn al Cubo 2020 2020-07-18 2020-07-19 Link
Bolivia Oruro Oruro Cubea 2020 2020-04-05 2020-04-05 Link
Brazil Brasília, Distrito Federal Brasília Open 2020 2020-04-25 2020-04-26 Link
Brazil Porto Velho, Rondônia SESI Rondônia Open 2020 2020-05-09 2020-05-09 Link
Colombia Sabaneta, Antioquia SpeedCubing Aves María V2 2020 2020-04-18 2020-04-19 Link
Colombia Tunja, Boyacá Open Tunja 2020 2020-04-05 2020-04-05 Link
Peru Lima Activa Club Lima 2020 2020-04-04 2020-04-05 Link
Peru Pucallpa Pucallpa Cubea 2020 2020-04-04 2020-04-04 Link
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2020.03.01 03:36 Pompadora (C#) Need some help on my OOP Assignment

Hello everyone,
This is a followup to my previous post:
I am putting the finishing touches on my programming assignment, but I feel like I am still not understanding aspects of what the professor is looking for. So I am reposting, however this time I came prepared with some code I wrote! I'll post the assignment, and below that I will post the code I wrote. I want to learn this proper so I can tackle my next assignment with more confidence. This is a pretty long post, but I wanted to be as thorough as possible so that kind people who want to help me have every tool at their disposal to advise me. Thank you all for the help and have an awesome weekend!
Some questions I have:
This is the WatchDog example from the book that is referenced in the instructions:
public int WatchdogAbility { get { return this._watchdogAbility; } set { if (value < 0) { this._watchdogAbility = 0; } else if (value > 10) { this._watchdogAbility = 10; } else { this._watchdogAbility = value; } } } 
This is the assignment:
Write a C# .NET Framework Console Application to demonstrate the use cases of properties in C#. The application will do the following to accomplish this goal.
  1. Log every instance of writing of a private field within a property setter. Before the program exits, output the activity log to the screen. Set the value of each property of each student to facilitate testing and operation of this logging functionality.
  2. Choose at least one property for students, and make sure its setter has logic in it other than the default auto property setter code. Logging is not counted for these requirements. See the WatchDogAbility example from Chapter 3 slides/text. Historically, systems like WebAdvisor and Banner have allowed students to restrict the viewing of their personal information. Implement this system here, by ensuring the getters of properties check for this value before returning student information. Student ID and Name are exempt from needing to be checked.
  3. Submit a screenshot of you stopping your program in debug mode in Visual Studio. Set one of the Student object's properties. Pause on the line where the new value is written to the private field. Make sure the new value is shown on the screen in your image (see example below, using Alt + Print Screen). Output all data for all students, let’s say a minimum of 10 students, with at least one with restricted personal information.
Other assumptions/requirements:
● You will need a Student class to accomplish this assignment, as well as a main for object instantiation and output.
● Your Student class should contain at least these fields: ID, Name, Major, StartDate, Anticipated Graduation Date, State/Province/Territory, Country, Email, Phone #, Mailing Address.
● The Student class should have at least two constructors.
● StudentID is read only and should be passed in via constructor.
● There are two deliverables here: the write-up and the .zip file of your code project.
And this is my program:
using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using System.Threading.Tasks; namespace Assignment_3 { //Student Class public class Student { //Class Fields public int _graddate; private int _id; private string _name; public string _major, _startdate, _state, _country, _email, _mailaddress; public long _phonenumber; //Name Propery Constructor - Read Only public int Id { get { return this._id; } } public string Name { get { return this._name; } } public int Graddate { get { return _graddate; } set { if (value < 2020) { this._graddate = 0; } else { this._graddate = value; } } } //Constructor public Student(int id, string name, string major, string startdate, int graddate, string state, string country, string email, long phonenumber, string mailaddress) { this._id = id; this._name = name; this._major = major; this._startdate = startdate; this._graddate = graddate; this._state = state; this._country = country; this._email = email; this._phonenumber = phonenumber; this._mailaddress = mailaddress; } } //Main Class public class MainClass { static void Main(string[] args) { Student perone = new Student(07211964, "Ryu", "Physical Education", "July 21, 1964", 2021, "Shimane", "Japan", "[email protected]", 81369207750, "285 Suzaku Castle"); Student pertwo = new Student(02141965, "Ken", "Hospitality", "February 14, 1965", 2021, "California", "United States", "[email protected]", 6503506500, "101 Battle Harbor"); Student perthree = new Student(11031960, "E.Honda", "Culinary Arts", "November 03, 1960", 2016, "Higashi Komagata", "Japan", "[email protected]", 810669203600, "462 Kapukon Yu"); Student perfour = new Student(12231960, "Guile", "Aviation", "December 23, 1960", 2018, "Texas", "United States", "[email protected]", 3109435470, "119 Air Force Base"); Student perfive = new Student(03011968, "Chun-Li", "Criminology", "March 01, 1968", 2020, "North Point", "Hong Kong", "[email protected]", 85223661001, "911 Taiping Road"); Student persix = new Student(02121966, "Blanka", "Electrical Engineering", "February 12, 1966", 2030, "Brasilia", "Brazil", "[email protected]", 4908001801976, "777 Amazon River Basin"); Student perseven = new Student(06011956, "Zangief", "Russian", "June 01, 1956", 2013, "Moscow", "Russia", "[email protected]", 4408005876638, "360 Big Factory"); Student pereight = new Student(11221952, "Dhalsim", "Mental Health Services", "November 22, 1952", 2008, "New Delhi", "India", "[email protected]", 330800909617, "695 Marharaja's Palace"); Student pernine = new Student(01271967, "Vega", "Psychology", "January 27, 1967", 2026, "Madrid", "Spain", "[email protected]", 34900811390, "187 Flamenco Tavern"); Student perten = new Student(07021955, "Sagat", "Physical Education", "July 02, 1955", 2050, "Ayutthaya", "Thailand", "[email protected]", 39800928830, "311 King's Court"); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", perone.Id, perone.Name, perone._major, perone._startdate, perone.Graddate, perone._state, perone._country, perone._email, perone._phonenumber, perone._mailaddress); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", pertwo.Id, pertwo.Name, pertwo._major, pertwo._startdate, pertwo.Graddate, pertwo._state, pertwo._country, pertwo._email, pertwo._phonenumber, pertwo._mailaddress); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", perthree.Id, perthree.Name, perthree._major, perthree._startdate, perthree.Graddate, perthree._state, perthree._country, perthree._email, perthree._phonenumber, perthree._mailaddress); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", perfour.Id, perfour.Name, perfour._major, perfour._startdate, perfour.Graddate, perfour._state, perfour._country, perfour._email, perfour._phonenumber, perfour._mailaddress); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", perfive.Id, perfive.Name, perfive._major, perfive._startdate, perfive.Graddate, perfive._state, perfive._country, perfive._email, perfive._phonenumber, perfive._mailaddress); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", persix.Id, persix.Name, persix._major, persix._startdate, persix.Graddate, persix._state, persix._country, persix._email, persix._phonenumber, persix._mailaddress); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", perseven.Id, perseven.Name, perseven._major, perseven._startdate, perseven.Graddate, perseven._state, perseven._country, perseven._email, perseven._phonenumber, perseven._mailaddress); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", pereight.Id, pereight.Name, pereight._major, pereight._startdate, pereight.Graddate, pereight._state, pereight._country, pereight._email, pereight._phonenumber, pereight._mailaddress); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", pernine.Id, pernine.Name, pernine._major, pernine._startdate, pernine.Graddate, pernine._state, pernine._country, pernine._email, pernine._phonenumber, pernine._mailaddress); Console.WriteLine("Student ID: {0}, Student Name: {1}, Major: {2}, School Start Date: {3}, School Graduation Date: {4}, State/Territory: {5}, Country: {6}, E-Mail: {7}, Phone Number: {8}, Mail Address: {9}", perten.Id, perten.Name, perten._major, perten._startdate, perten.Graddate, perten._state, perten._country, perten._email, perten._phonenumber, perten._mailaddress); } } } 

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2020.02.27 22:04 FlightRisk2020 Church de-emphasizing Angel Moroni in temples

Hi all, I'm an active member with some doubts who has lurked for a while. I wonder if anyone else would agree with me that the Church might be de-emphasizing the Angel Moroni on top of temples. Here are the statistics I've aggregated:

Years Number of Temples Number of Temples without Moroni Percentage without Moroni Note
1877 - 1964 13 8 62%
1965 - 1996 35 1 3% Hong Kong temple - Moroni currently being removed (2022 rededication date)
1996 - 2017 107 0 0%
2017 - today (dedicated) 13 3 23%
Under construction 14 5 36%
Announced, not under construction, rendering available 7 4 57%

There are maybe various ways to interpret this data, but it seems clear to me that the Angel Moroni was a given for most of the established years of the Church, and since the 2010's the Church has decided unambiguously to remove the Angel Moroni to the extent that the majority of newer temples being planned will not have the statue.
I think this falls in line with the de-emphasis of the name Mormon, ads that have been targeted to make Mormons look more mainstream Christian, etc.
I get mixed messages from the Church. Sometimes I think it is moving away from everything Joseph Smith in an attempt to "move on" from historical issues. But then they commemorate the First Vision in General Conference and I figure that just can't be it.
Some other hypotheses I thought of:
  1. Newer temples are all in non-Christian areas or eastern countries, so no statue falls in line with the culture better. Data do not support. Temples without Moroni include Puerto Rico, Lima Peru, Brasilia Brazil, Alabang Philippines (where another temple has the statue), Paris France.
  2. Newer temples are less likely to have spires so they aren't lightning rods. True, some temples have been hit by lightning in the past 20 years or so and needed repair because of it. But a lot of the temples planned still have spires.
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