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10 of the best women chosen by Joe Biden as vice president



Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo
The murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer at the end of last month had occurred drastically changed the calculations for former Vice-President Joe Biden and his vice-president’s selection team about who he would choose to share tickets with this fall.

While Biden explained a few months ago that he would choose a woman, now there seems to be a significant surge of support for him to choose a black woman – making history (there have never been black women on one of the national ticket parties) while also sending messages that it was very clear to the black community that he not only understood their imports for nomination but also believed they needed a big vote in the White House.

(Biden’s “you’re not black” mistake, though not as important as national protests over police brutality, also played a role in this calculation.)

With that in mind, I have made a big change in the vice president’s ranking this week. The most likely choice is now all African American women. And Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, who I rank as the woman with the second biggest possibility of choice, took the main turnaround this week amid questions about her record as prosecuting attorney in Minnesota before being elected to the Senate in 2016.

This ranking changes every week, so if your favorite isn’t ranked where he should be – or isn’t even on the list – there’s always next week. By the way, here it is ranking last week. A warning is needed Michelle Obama: The former first lady is not on this list because she has never shown an interest in becoming a politician. If he did, he would immediately jump to the top of this rank.
10. Gina Raimondo: If you believe a) that Biden will have one self-identifying moderator in his final VP group and b) Klobuchar and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who suffers other self-inflicted injuries this week, moving in the wrong direction on this list, then the governor of Rhode Island might fill that niche. (I have long believed Biden will have a moderate in his three finals; I’m not sure I think about that anymore.) Raimondo who focused on policy has received praise from likes conservative columnist George Will, and has shown a willingness to make difficult choices in the office. (Previous rank: Not ranked)
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar
9. Amy Klobuchar: The problem of Minnesota senatorial records during his time in the early 2000s as the main prosecutor in Hennepin County (Minneapolis) had permeated the slow boils during VP speculation. But the death of George Floyd has turned that record, which many black leaders consider too pro-police, to be the main problem.

And it is very difficult to see how Biden took such a risk in choosing Klobuchar given the current atmosphere within the Democratic Party. (Previous rank: 2)

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth
8. Tammy Duckworth: While the Illinois senator doesn’t get as many rumors as some of the names on this list, his profile stands for one of them: A helicopter pilot in Iraq, he lost both legs and used one hand when he was shot down. He was later elected to the US Council and Senate from Illinois. He also made his voice heard in the days since Floyd was killed in Minneapolis: “George Floyd’s death was unnecessary and heartbreaking,” he wrote in an op-CNN on Monday. “It was a tragedy – but the terrible thing was, it was not an anomaly.” (Previous rank: Not ranked)
Stacey Abrams
7. Stacey Abrams: In a op-ed published in The New York Times on Thursday (no, no that one), Abrams believes that the best way to react to Floyd’s death is for people of color to register to vote and then do it in November.

“Voting is the first step in a long and complicated, boring but vital process,” wrote the former minority leader of the Georgia State Council. Words of wisdom – and words that indicate he is ready to lead on important import issues for all minority communities. (Previous rank: 9)

Susan Rice
6. Susan Rice: If Biden wants to select women with the most direct experience of foreign policy and national security issues, there is no question that Rice is at the top of the list – serving as national security adviser and US ambassador to the United Nations. during the Obama administration. But he also carries luggage – especially his remarks after the Benghazi, Libya attack, and he’s January 20, 2017, email at Michael Flynn. (Previous rank: 7)
The Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham

5. Michelle Lujan Grisham: Gone in the middle of a flood of news over the past week is the fact that Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto withdrew from VP consideration. The move made Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico, the highest ranked Latina in the VP mix.

(Other names like Texas Reps. Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia still seem like something difficult to me.) Lujan Grisham has also been increasing his criticism of Trump and his response to Floyd’s death. (Previous rank: 8)
Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren

4. Elizabeth Warren: As I said above, I think that very it’s likely Biden chose a black woman to be his partner. If not, the Massachusetts senator may have the best chance, because he is loved by liberals and his choice is seen as an effort to unite the Democratic Party. (Previous rank: 3)

Florida Rep. Val Demings
3. Val Demings: Even before Floyd’s death and the ongoing echo from him, this Florida House member received a warm reception about his potential as a potential mate for Biden. But now consider what Demings will do for the ticket: A former black police chief from the southern big city (Orlando) who knows that issues in the law enforcement community vis a vis intimate police brutality. (Previous ranking of 5)
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
2. Subordinate Keisha Lance: Lance Bottoms’ speech last Friday – amid strong protests in Atlanta – is moment. He empathizes. Difficult. And very human. I already had the mayor of Atlanta on my list almost from the beginning of the VP process but I was never sure he would go to the top level. Wow, I’m wrong. (Previous rank: 6)
California Senator, Kamala Harris

1. Kamala Harris: For everything that has changed on this week’s list, the California senator’s position has not been determined. If anything, Harris seems more likely to be a choice now because he, at age 55, is a younger generation than Biden but also has a lot of experience – as California attorney general and senator – that we know about Biden’s values. (Previous ranking: 1)

Allison Gordon from CNN contributed to this report.

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Teodoro Obiang meets the Portuguese he saved from death | NEWS | DV



Teodoro Obiang meets the Portuguese he saved from death |  NEWS |  DV

Teodoro Obiang was received on Tuesday (28.06) at the headquarters of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), where, not to mention the process of abolition of the death penalty in his country, he promised to comply with all the necessary recommendations of the membership. by organization. .

“We are ready, we are organizing to fulfill all the conditions that all CPSG member countries demand,” the President of Equatorial Guinea said in press statements without the right to ask questions.

Accompanied by Zacarias da Costa, executive secretary of the CPLP, Obiang assured that Portuguese, considered a foreign language in Equatorial Guinea, is on the rise, mainly because many young people are already learning the language in schools.

“Portuguese will become the language spoken throughout the country,” he promised.

The President of Equatorial Guinea is in Portugal as one of the senior government officials invited to the United Nations Oceans Conference, which is taking place in Lisbon until 1 July.

The presidential delegation of Equatorial Guinea includes First Lady Constance Mangue, Foreign Minister Simeon Oyono Esono, and Mozambique Murade Muraga, former CPLP Executive Secretary, who serves as Obiang’s Special Adviser for the Portuguese Language.

Jorge Trabulo Marquez spent 38 days canoeing in the Atlantic Ocean.

The head of state of Equatorial Guinea held several bilateral meetings, including with the President of the UN General Assembly, Adullah Shahid; was at the International Craft Fair (FIA), this Wednesday will be received by his Portuguese colleague Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and will visit the Sanctuary of Fatima.

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“Obiang understood and set me free”

At the hotel where he was staying in Lisbon, Obiang received Portuguese journalist Jorge Trabulo Marques, who spent 47 years in prison in Malabo after 38 days of trying to cross the Atlantic by canoe from Sao Tome. . . .

Marquez says he was 30 years old at the time and it was Obiang, then supreme commander of the armed forces, who saved him from death.

“At that time, I was considered a spy because it was hard to believe that a European would sit in a canoe,” Jorge Trabulo Marquez told DW Africa.

“I was taken to Black Beach Maximum Security Prison and sentenced to hang. Five days later, while I was walking, the phone rang and it was Commander Obiang, the nephew of President Macias, who called me to his office to give the president a writ of execution.”

President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang receives journalist Jorge Trabulo Marquez in Lisbon.

Meeting between President Teodoro Obiang and journalist Jorge Trabulo Marquez on Tuesday (28.06)

But Obiang, then 33, went against the execution order for his uncle Macias Nguema.

“Thank God he was understanding, he was generous, he took my word for it and set me free. I was here today to thank him for life because I saw death before me. Every night I heard piercing cries; terror prison. Whoever entered alive, came out in a tomb.”

At this meeting, the journalist expressed his gratitude by offering a picture painted with a portrait of a man who saved his life in a country where the Castilian language prevails and where the death penalty has not yet been completely abolished.

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Portuguese DJ Narciso among the first advertisements of the Polish festival Unsound – Showbiz



Portuguese DJ Narciso among the first advertisements of the Polish festival Unsound - Showbiz

Musician DJ Narciso is the only Portuguese name in the first group of artists at Poland’s Unsound festival, which will take place in Krakow in October, the organization announced today.

The Portuguese DJ Narciso appears in the dance program of the festival, reminiscent of the organization that is part of the Príncipe publishing house from Lisbon.

Narciso created RS Produções in Río de Mouro, municipality of Sintra, in the middle of the last decade, which he shares with Nuno Beats, DJ Nulo, DJ Lima and Farucox.

This year he released the EP “NXE” with London’s Endgame by Chinese publisher SVBKVLT. According to a biography available on Bandcamp at the time of launch, DJ Narciso is “bringing together a new wave of artists from Kuduro from Lisbon, [sendo] one of the youngest members of Príncipe who helped redefine the genre.”

One of the most influential European festivals, which annually collects names from various musical fields and commissions works by contemporary authors, Unsound will present projects in Krakow in its 20th edition, such as the premiere of Osmium, which features Hildur Guðnadóttir. , Slater of Sam Blanket and James Ginsburg, who will play with singer Rulli Shabara on instruments made especially for the occasion, according to a statement from the event.

Polish cellist and composer Resina will join Frenchman Aho San in the Ego Death project, also curated by Unsound.

The Contemporary Spółdzielnia ensemble, in turn, will present “Vitriolum”, in which musicians interpret works on 3D-printed instruments “based on Carpathian flutes and ancient double reeds.”

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From October 9 to 16, Unsound will also host Oren Ambarchi, Johan Bertling and Andreas Verlin as Ghosted, as well as Japanese solo artist Phew and more.

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Portuguese deep tech fund raises over €32m for blue economy projects



Portuguese deep tech fund raises over €32m for blue economy projects

The fund’s first investment in the blue economy and climate action is in Fuelsave, a German cleantech company.

Faber, a Portuguese emerging technology venture capital firm, announces that its Faber Blue Pioneers I fund exceeded its initial target of €30 million to close at €32 million.

Southern Europe’s first venture capital fund focused on “deep tech” for ocean sustainability and climate change has already made its first investment in Fuelsave, a German cleantech company.

Announced late last year, Faber Blue Pioneers I is funded by institutional investors with an impact strategy such as the European Investment Fund (FEI) and Portugal Blue, Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos (through its part of Movendo Capital), Builders Initiative (the philanthropic arm of Builders Vision, impact platform founded by Lucas Walton, dedicated to creating a more humane and healthy planet and with an investment strategy in the oceans), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Champalimaux Foundation, as well as entrepreneurs Peter Reeve, co-founder of SolarCity, CEO of Aqualink and president of Sofar Ocean Technologies, and Pedro Bizarro , co-founder and chief scientist of Feedzai.

Thus, the fund completes its first closure with a core of investors who are in full agreement with the thesis of the fund, with sustainable and investment programs on a global scale in this area, accompanied by successful entrepreneurs who want to support and contribute to the sustainability of the oceans and climate action, which Faber hopes to leverage with additional investors to join the fund’s closed end by the end of 2022.

AI and climate and ocean data

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Faber combines a dedicated focus on early stage deep tech startups (pre-seed and seed) with thematic funds, teams and dedicated advisors who actively work with entrepreneurs to build global artificial intelligence (AI) and climate companies. and ocean data and technology.

The goal of the fund is to invest in a portfolio of 20-25 early stage companies that develop innovative high-tech solutions with global ambitions in areas such as blue biotechnology, food innovation, ocean clean-up technologies or the decarbonization of many industries. with a clear contribution to the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals 13 and 14.

The fund is managed by a dedicated investment team led by Rita Souza and Carlos Esteban (Partners) and Bruno Ferreira (Venture Partner) with extensive experience in investment, entrepreneurship and technology. The team will work closely with a network of experts, including strategic adviser Thiago Pitta e Cunha (CEO of the Oceano Azul Foundation) and scientific advisors Susana Moreira and Joana Moreira da Silva (science and innovation researchers at Ciimar), as well as with other scientists and industry representatives. experts.

At the time of the first closing, the specialized investment group (based between Lisbon and Barcelona) analyzed more than 600 start-ups from all over Europe, with a particular focus on those starting in the Iberian Peninsula or elsewhere. geographically and who are looking for a suitable partner to expand their activities in Portugal and thus take advantage of the conditions that the country offers to launch high-tech and innovative projects in the blue economy.

The fund’s first investment was in Fuelsave, a German cleantech company focused on the decarbonization of the marine industry, and Faber already has additional investments nearing completion and to be completed over the next few weeks.

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“We are proud to announce Faber Blue Pioneers I’s first major plan above the original goal with a remarkable group of investors who share our strong belief that science and entrepreneurs can accelerate innovation and have a positive impact on ocean and climate resilience. action. We are also very pleased to welcome Fuelsave to the fund’s portfolio as we believe its team will pave the way for the decarbonization of the maritime industry,” says Alexandre Barbosa, Managing Partner of Faber.

Faber is the first Iberian partner of 1000 Ocean Startups, a global coalition of incubators, accelerators, venture capital funds and other platforms dedicated to accelerating innovation with a positive impact on the oceans and supporting at least 1000 startups that are transforming the sustainability of the oceans, oceans and making a significant contribution to the Goal. United Nations in the field of sustainable development 14.

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