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Lazio suspends a Spanish eagle trainer for his fascist gestures




A picture by Juan Bernabé.

Lazio, Italian Serie A (First Division) clubs, reported on Wednesday that it is the Coach of the eagle symbolizing the team, the Spanish Juan Bernabé, and didn’t rule out a future release after the man was seen on stage some gestures Fascists celebrate a triumph in the Olympic Stadium.

“After learning of the existence of a video in which Juan Bernabé (which belongs to a company outside of Lazio) making gestures that offend the club, the fans and the values ​​we are inspired by, action has been taken against the company to immediately identify the person and the possible dissolution of the current contracts suspend, ”said Lazio in a statement.

The Roman Club stressed that he had sent a letter to the workers “in the past few weeks” that they work with the institution so that “their conduct respects the principles by which it has always been inspired” and that “special attention is paid to the absolute prohibition of discriminatory attitudes”.

Lazios move came after a video was published on the Internet in which Bernabé with the Olympic eagle on one arm approaches an Olympic stand and exchanges a fascist greeting with the fans.

In addition, Lazio fans greeted him with chants in favor of the dictator Benito Mussolini.

It is not the first time that cases of fascist chants and gestures have been recorded with the Lazio fans. Four years ago, some ultras from the capital club at the south end of the Olympic Stadium left some stickers with a photo montage of Anne Frank wearing the Roma shirt, whose aim was to insult her rivals.

They alluded to the young Jewish woman who remained hidden with her family in a house in Amsterdam between June 1942 and August 1944 until she was denounced and transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died of typhus at the beginning of the year 1945, and which is known worldwide through the newspaper he wrote.

If in this case the fans were responsible for this gesture, this time a club member is also involved in a case of fascist behavior.

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Glasgow Summit challenges: more carbon savings and more financial aid




The Glasgow Climate Summit or COP26, takes place in this British city from October 31st to November 12th. The aim is to monitor the agreements passed in Paris in 2015 and to take the necessary measures to ensure that the temperature limits agreed this year are not exceeded. There will be three priorities for the Glasgow Summit: possible new cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, more resources to implement these measures, especially in poor countries, and greater cooperation between countries to meet climate targets.

The British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliot, has indicated that the negotiating axes at the next Climate Change Summit (COP26) in Glasgow, UK will be: Adaptation, Mitigation, Financing and International Cooperation.

Elliot met with Spanish journalists on Tuesday at a hybrid meeting at the embassy in Madrid to discuss the Glasgow Summit, a meeting that Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the British government wants to make “open and inclusive”.

“We are in very intense but very interesting weeks,” said the diplomat, who recalled that the organization of a summit in times of the pandemic was “an extraordinary logistical work” that will have “a very good turnout”. estimated “at 25,000 participants”. ».

Guarantee the maximum temperature of 1.5 ° C

Regarding emissions reduction, Elliot emphasized that the goal is to “Keep alive the limit of 1.5 degrees of thermal rise for 2100”«As recommended by the scientists in the Paris Agreement.

He is also optimistic, as more than 70 countries have submitted national goals (Nationally Defined Contributions, NDC) in recent years. “More ambitious” in terms of reducing emissions by 2030, and this includes all G7 countries that are geared towards climate neutrality by 2050.

Those advances have made it possible to reduce the pre-Paris Accord thermal surge estimates by one degree – from 4 to 3 – said Elliot, who nonetheless recalled that emissions and consumption of oil and coal rose again after the pandemic are. with the second largest increase in CO2 emissions in history.

He therefore assured that without the necessary investments in clean energy “we will see volatile energy markets” and stressed that in the report of the 70 countries that submitted their reduction targets, 75% have committed themselves to neutrality. Nevertheless, By 2030, emissions are expected to increase by 16% “if we need a 40% reduction”.

“We are seeing progress, but we still have a long way to go and what we need is equal commitment from all countries, especially the G20, which are responsible for 80% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.”

In addition to national commitments, concrete measures to protect forests, the end of coal-fired power generation, more electric cars and a reduction in methane emissions are required, according to the diplomat.

And although there is “a lot of skepticism as to whether it is possible to act so quickly, one has to go from words to actions”.

He referred to a report released last week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) that found that average temperature would reach 2.1 degrees above pre-industrial levels by 2100, even if all targets were met.

On the subject of adaptation, Elliot alluded to the effects of meteorological phenomena that “we already see as a result of climate change, such as record temperatures, brutal fires and floods, so we support strategies for adapting to the destructive effects of climate”. Change.”

Increase the financial fund

He also stated that in Glasgow the petition was for increased donations from industrialized countries for climate adaptation projects in the least developed, one of the stumbling blocks of the climate negotiations.

More specifically, he recalled that at the last meeting of the G7, chaired by the United Kingdom, all of the countries in this group committed themselves to Increase the fund of $ 100 billion annually for public funding what was agreed in the Paris Agreement. A point “fundamental for developing countries”.

According to the Ambassador, the UK, Germany, Canada, Japan and the United States have “pledged more money” while the European Commission, Sweden and Denmark have pledged additional funds, “but” We need more countries that commit quickly so that we can say in Glasgow that we have reached the $ 100 billion target.

He added that there was also a need to encourage private funding, the “Glasgow Financial Alliance For Net Zero, sponsored by former Governor of the Central Bank of England Mark Carney, an alliance that includes five Spanish banks , an important achievement. ”

Likewise, the financial sector’s commitment to align its portfolios with the Paris Agreement will be “the key to transitioning our economies”.

Cooperation between countries

Finally, the British diplomat pointed out the importance of fostering cooperation between countries in order to “achieve the goals we want to achieve”, a negotiating result that enables ever greater ambitions for which “we need many alliances “.

That’s what he explained sectoral alliances were promoted related to coal, electric vehicles, forest protection and mobilization of the financial sector.

The British Embassy in Madrid’s Climate Change and Energy Attaché, Keiran Bowtell, noted that there had been efforts, persistence and diplomacy to increase climate commitments in the NDCs.

For her part, the President of the Association of Environmental Information Journalists (APIA), María García de la Fuente, thanked the Ambassador for the willingness of the diplomatic mission to “bring the sources closer together” to ensure that international negotiations “at the level of the citizens”.

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A new force of nature arises from the quantum world




Scientists at Cambridge University in the UK have found new evidence that a previously completely unknown force appears to exist in nature.

This discovery deepens an earlier one made by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) last March.

As explained at the time, CERN scientists had discovered unexpected behavior in a quantum particle known as the background quark, also known as the beauty quark, obtained at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest particle accelerator in the world.

According to the standard model, the beauty quarks should decay into equal amounts of electrons and muons (particles of the second generation of leptons) during the decay process.

What the LHCb experiment found, however, is that this process produces more electrons than muons: the muon decays only at 85% of the frequency at which the electron decays. There is only a one in a thousand chance that this result is the product of statistical chance.

For scientists, this means that a particle has not yet been discovered which they called Leptoquark, affects the decay process and encourages the production of these extra electrons which, if confirmed, would open a major rift in the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

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Turn the screw

Turn the screw Now new measurements by physicists at Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory have found similar effects, suggesting that there is indeed a hidden force in nature, as in a. explained publication.

The Cambridge team examined two new beauty curd decays from the same family used in the March result.

The team discovered the same effect, but with one difference: muon decays only occurred at about 70% of the frequency at which the electron decays.

This means that there is a little more than 2% probability that the result is due to a statistical quirk in the data and not to some mysterious force.

New challenge for the standard model

New challenge for the standard model The Standard Model is the holy grail of particle physics, the branch of physics that studies the elementary components of matter and their interactions.

It’s so solid that it passed all of the experimental tests it was subjected to, but it doesn’t explain anything as important as the fourth fundamental force, gravity.

Nor can it explain how matter came into being after the Big Bang, nor can it describe the ubiquitous dark matter in the universe.

Because of this, physicists have long been looking for clues to a still-unknown physics that must exist beyond the Standard Model and that would explain some of these mysteries, particularly theoretical quantum gravity, which would eventually marry the other fundamental forces and general relativity.

One of the best ways to look for new particles and forces is to look at particles known as beauty quarks – they are exotic cousins ​​of the up and down quarks, which are the core of every atom the Cambridge researchers explain.

Although beauty quarks are not naturally abundant, the Large Hadron Collider produces billions of them each year, which are recorded by a specially designed detector called the LHCb.

Two consistent experiments

Two consistent experiments The way beauty quarks decay can be influenced by the existence of undiscovered forces or particles, and that certainly happens, as both experiments clearly show. Challenge to the standard model.

“The fact that we saw the same effect in March as our colleagues certainly increases the chance that we are really close to discovering something new,” says one of the researchers, Harry Cliff. He adds, “It’s great to shed some light on this mystery.”

While neither result is conclusive, both add further evidence that there are new fundamental forces in the universe waiting to be discovered.

“The excitement at the Large Hadron Collider rises just as the improved LHCb detector is turned on and more data is gathered to provide the statistics needed to confirm or disprove an important discovery,” commented Val Gibson of the Cavendish Laboratory the new results.


reference Tests of the lepton universality with B0 → K0Sℓ + ℓ− and B + → K ∗ + ℓ + ℓ− decays. LHCb collaboration. or arXiv: 2110.09501v2 [hep-ex]

Photo above: The massive young stellar supercluster Westerlund 2 of the Milky Way and the nebula that is a stellar nursery Gum 29. Photo credit: Zolt Levay. Flickr.

The LHCb particle detector. Photo credit: Maximilien Brice, CERN.

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