Sunday, February 24, 2013

The PSDB Senador Aecio Neves*, strongly criticized Rousseff's attitudes emphasizing only her re-election instead of governing the nation.


ENGLISH VERSION
TRANSLATION DR. GILBERTO MARTINS
 BORGES FILHO.'.
TRAFFIC AND WORK DOCTOR/INFECTOLOGIST

 
 



" Whenever the Workers' Party (PT) had to choose between the PT and Brazil, it chose the PT ," said Senator Neves (PSDB-MG) in the speech cited what he considers to be the 13 greatest economic failures of ten years of conducting the federal government of Brazil. The party commemorates 10 years governing Brazil tonight in Sao Paulo, "The PT has no humility nor self-criticism", he claimed.
February 20, 2013 at 17:00
247 – The Senator Neves kept his word, and in a hard speech, was listed what he  considers the 13 failures of PT on the day that the party of President Dilma Rousseff and former president Lula celebrates ten years in power. "The PT has never considered the value of the monetary stability” said Neves. "The PT has demonstrated a lack of ability to recognize, generously, that other former governments also had merit," he added. "The PT is unable of doing self-criticism," added the former governor of Minas.
For him, the current management is flawed. The  economic policy is bad conducted and the country is suffering the consequences.

To Senator Neves, speaking from the rostrum of the Senate, the 13 failures during  the PT management in ten years in central government are the following:
1 -  The GDP growth was   missed during the last (2011-2012) biennium (according to the Economist: despite increasingly frantic official efforts at stimulation, the moribund creature grew by only 0.6% in the third quarter—half the number forecast by Guido Mantega, the finance minister.


2 - infrastructure breakdown;

3 – Discouragement to industry;
4 – There is no commitment to the stability of the currency;

5 - Accounting creativity ** hiding errors of economic policy;

**accounting practices that may follow the letter of the rules of standard accounting practices, but certainly deviate from the spirit of those rules (SOURCE/LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_accounting )

6 - Destruction of the national patrimony, with the collapse of the state enterprises, especially Petrobras. "How our  Petrobras  nowadays may be worth less  than the oil company of Colombia?," he asked;
7 - Ethanol wealth violent compression (like implosion)  on behalf of the of oil and fuels self-sufficiency myth. "On the contrary,  today we do became buyers of derivatives and import U.S. ethanol" he said;

8 - Lack of planning and frequent  risk of blackouts in the electricity sector. "This risk is not greater because not only the park thermoelectric legacy of former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, so opposed  by PT in the past, is in full operation."
9 - Administrative Dismantling of Federation. "We walked quickly to be a unitary state***. The Government doesn’t interact  respecting the shared sovereignty  as if he had nothing to do with such federation model"

; central government, and the states constituting the federation have an existence and power functions that cannot be unilaterally changed by the central government

A unitary state is a state governed as one single unit in which the central government is supreme and any administrative divisions (subnational units) exercise only powers that their central government chooses to delegate. The great majority of states in the world have a unitary system of government.

(…)In federal states, by contrast, states or other subnational units share sovereignty with the central government, and the states constituting the federation have an existence and power functions that cannot be unilaterally changed by the central government. In some cases, it is the federal government that has only those powers expressly delegated to it. (SOURCE/LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitary_state )
10 - The public insecurity and the scourge of drugs. "Despite the massive propaganda, 87% of what is spent on public safety comes from state and local coffers. Last year, only 25% of the $ 3 billion allocated to Public Safety were effectively invested. This omission is unacceptable" completed Senator Neves. "This omission makes the alarming increase consumption crack the Country."


11 - Neglect to Health and Education. "The federal government refused to contribute ten percent of their income to support the efforts of states and municipalities in Health," he said. "From 6000 creches promised by current president in his campaign, only seven, if you were given at the end of 2012";
12 - Authoritarianism. "The truth is that the PT government does not dialogue, reducing this congress only to condition approval of interim measures," he said;

13 - Complacency with evil deeds. "By transforming the ethical commitment as lower political action, the PT does a disservice to current and future generations," he said.
To Senator Neves, "is intolerable misappropriation network television to attack opponents," in reference to the last speech of President Dilma Rousseff on national television. "It is intolerable harassment of a citizen who visit us," he added, addressing the visit of Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez.

The senator opened his speech thus: "What kind of PT is has  anniversary today?," he asked. "Whenever the PT had to choose between the PT and Brazil, the PT chose PT" he said, citing the failure of the party vote in Tancredo Neves, the electoral college, 1984, denial of the 1988 Constituent Assembly   and the boycott presidency of the former and Itamar Franco.

Senator Neves received an aside Senator Lindbergh Faris (PT-RJ). "His speech is not competitive for a candidate for president," he said. "In half an hour, Mr.. Has not used since even the word 'people', 'social inclusion', 'fighting poverty', 'us' or 'employment'.
The answer was given in a request for action made by the leader of the PSDB, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira. "Senator Neves made a perfect dissection of the ills of PT, a diagnosis of high level," he said. "There was a speech by candidate. Elections will come, but now that analysis was excellent. At all times Mr.. Touched on issues that concern the people and thus the people spoke."

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PORTUGUESE VERSION

Aécio: "Hoje, quem governa o Brasil é a reeleição"



"Todas as vezes que o PT precisou optar entre o PT e o Brasil, o PT ficou com o PT", disse o senador Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG) no discurso em que citou o que considera serem os 13 maiores fracassos do PT em seus 10 anos de exercício do poder federal; a legenda comemora a data esta noite, em São Paulo; "O PT não tem humildade nem sabe fazer autocrítica", cravou

20 de Fevereiro de 2013 às 17:00


247 - O senador Aécio Neves cumpriu a palavra e, num discurso duro, enumerou o que considera serem os 13 fracassos do PT no dia em que o partido da presidente Dilma Rousseff e do ex-presidente Lula comemora dez anos de poder. "O PT jamais valorizou a estabilidade da moeda", disse Aécio. "O PT tem demonstrado a falta de capacidade de reconhecer, com generosidade, que outros governos também tiveram méritos", completou. "O PT é incapaz de fazer autocrítica", acrescentou o ex-governador de Minas. Para ele, a gestão atual é falha, a política econômica é mau conduzida e o País está sofrendo as consequências.

Para o senador Aécio, ao falar da tribuna do Senado, os 13 fracassos da gestão de dez anos do PT no poder central são os seguintes:

1º - Biênio perdido de crescimento do PIB;

2º - Caos na infraestrutura;

3º - Desincentivo à indústria;

4º - Falta de compromisso com a estabilidade da moeda;

5º - Criatividade contábil, que esconde erros da política econômica;

6º - Destruição do patrimônio nacional, com a derrocada das estatais, em especial a Petrobras. "Como a Petrobras pode valer hoje menos que a empresa petrolífera da Colômbia?", perguntou;

7º - Implosão da riqueza do etanol, em nome do mito da autossufiência de petróleo e combustíveis. "Mas hoje somos compradores de derivados e importamos etanol dos EUA", sublinhou;

8º - Falta de planejamento e risco de apagão no setor elétrico. "Esse risco só não é maior porque o parque termoelétrico herdado do governo Fernando Henrique Cardoso, tão combatido pelo PT, está em pleno funcionamento".

9º - Desmantelamento administrativo. "Caminhamos rapidamente para sermos um Estado unitário. O governo assiste passivamente o conflagramento entre Estados e regiões, como se não tivesse nada a ver com isso";

10º - A insegurança pública e o flagelo das drogas. "Apesar da maciça propaganda oficial, 87% de tudo o que é investido em segurança pública vem dos cofres municipais e estaduais. No ano passado, apenas 25% dos R$ 3 bilhões destinados à Segurança Pública foram efetivamente investidos. Essa omissão é inaceitável", completou Aécio. "Essa omissão faz aumentar o alarmante consumo de crack pelo País".

11º - Descaso com a Saúde e a Educação. "O governo federal negou-se a contribuir com dez por cento de suas receitas para apoiar os esforços de estados e municípios em Saúde", afirmou. "Das 6 mil creches prometidas pela atual presidente em sua campanha, apenas sete, se-te foram entregues no final de 2012";

12º - Autoritarismo. "A grande verdade é que o governo petista não dialoga, reduzindo esta casa apenas à condição de homologadora de medidas provisórias", afirmou;

13º - A complacência com os maus feitos. "Ao transformar a ética como compromisso menor da ação política, o PT presta um desserviço às atuais e futuras gerações", disse.

Para Aécio, "é intolerável a apropriação indevida de rede de televisão para atacar adversários", em referência ao último discurso da presidente Dilma Rousseff em rede nacional. "É intolerável a perseguição a uma cidadã que nos visita", completou, tratando da visita da blogueira cubana Yoani Sanchez.

O senador abriu o discurso assim: "Qual é o PT que aniversaria hoje?", perguntou. "Todas as vezes que o PT precisou optar entre o PT e o Brasil, o PT ficou com o PT", disse, citando o não voto do partido em Tancredo Neves, no colégio eleitoral de 1984, a negação da Constituinto de 1988 e o boicote à presidência de Itamar Franco

Aécio Neves recebeu num aparte do senador Lindbergh Faris (PT-RJ). "Seu discurso não é competitivo para um candidato a presidente", disse ele. "Em meia hora, o sr. não usou uma vez sequer as palavras 'povo', 'inclusão social', 'combate à miséria', 'gente' ou 'emprego'.
A resposta foi dada num pedido de intervenção feito pelo líder do PSDB, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira. "O senador Aécio fez uma dissecção perfeita dos males do PT, um diagnóstico de alto nível", afirmou. "Não foi um discurso de candidato. As eleições virão, mas agora essa análise foi excelente. Em todos os momentos o sr. tocou em assuntos que dizem respeito ao povo e, assim, falou do povo".

Thursday, February 14, 2013

CHECK OUT "Jack Andraka, the Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer"

SOURCE/LINK:http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Jack-Andraka-the-Teen-Prodigy-of-Pancreatic-Cancer-179996151.html#

 

Jack Andraka, the Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer

A high school sophomore won the youth achievement Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for inventing a new method to detect a lethal cancer

  • By Abigail Tucker
  • Smithsonian magazine, December 2012, Subscribe
Only a sophomore in high school Jack Andraka may have invented a new test for a deadly form of cancer.
Only a sophomore in high school, Jack Andraka may have invented a new test for a deadly form of cancer. (Ethan Hill)

It’s first period digital arts class, and the assignment is to make Photoshop monsters. Sophomore Jack Andraka considers crossing a velociraptor with a Brazilian wandering spider, while another boy grafts butterfly wings onto a rhinoceros. Meanwhile, the teacher lectures on the deranged genius of Doctor Moreau and Frankenstein, “a man who created something he didn’t take responsibility for.”
“You don’t have to do this, Jack!” somebody in back shouts.
The silver glint of a retainer: Andraka grins. Since he won the $75,000 grand prize at this past spring’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, one of the few freshman ever to do so, he’s become a North County High School celebrity to rival any soccer star or homecoming queen. A series of jokes ensue about Andraka’s mad scientist doings in the school’s imaginary “dungeon” laboratory. In reality, Andraka created his potentially revolutionary pancreatic cancer detection tool at nearby Johns Hopkins University, though he does sometimes tinker in a small basement lab at the family’s house in leafy Crownsville, Maryland, where a homemade particle accelerator crowds the foosball table.
This 15-year-old “Edison of our times,” as Andraka’s Hopkins mentor has called him, wears red Nikes carefully coordinated with his Intel T-shirt. His shaggy haircut is somewhere between Beatles and Bieber. At school one day, he cites papers from leading scientific publications, including Science, Nature and the Journal of Clinical Neurology. And that’s just in English class. In chemistry, he tells the teacher that he will make up a missed lab at home, where of course he has plenty of nitric acid to work with. In calculus, he does not join the other students who cluster around a blackboard equation like hungry young lions at a kill. “That’s so trivial,” he says, and plops down at a desk to catch up on assigned chapters from Brave New World instead. Nobody stops him, perhaps because last year, when his biology teacher confiscated his clandestine reading material on carbon nanotubes, he was in the midst of the epiphany that scientists think has the potential to save lives.
After school Andraka’s mom, Jane, a hospital anesthetist, arrives in her battered red Ford Escort station wagon with a saving supply of chocolate milk. She soon learns that Jack’s big brother, Luke—a senior, and a previous finalist in the same elite science fair—has been ordered to bring his handmade arc furnace home. He built it in a school lab, but teachers grew nervous when he mentioned that the device could generate temperatures of several thousand degrees Fahrenheit, and melted a steel screw to prove it. The contraption will find a spot in the Andraka basement.
“I just say ‘Don’t burn down the house or kill yourself or your brother,’” the boys’ mother cheerfully explains. “I don’t know enough physics and math to know if that’s a death ray or not. I say use common sense, but I don’t know what they’re working on down there.”
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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal cancers, with a five-year survival rate of 6 percent. Some 40,000 people die of it each year. The diagnosis can be devastating because it is often delivered late, after the cancer has spread. Unlike the breast or colon, the pancreas is nestled deep in the body cavity and difficult to image, and there is no telltale early symptom or lump. “By the time you bring this to a physician, it’s too late,” says Anirban Maitra, a Johns Hopkins pathologist and pancreatic cancer researcher who is Andraka’s mentor. “The drugs we have aren’t good for this disease.”
But as the cancer takes hold, the body does issue an unmistakable distress signal: an overabundance of a protein called mesothelin. The problem is that scientists haven’t yet developed a surefire way to look for this red flag in the course of a standard physical. “The first point of entry would have to be a cheap blood test done with a simple prick,” Maitra says.


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