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Florida congressman-elect tests positive for virus

The former Miami-Dade County mayor and his wife, Lourdes, tested positive Thursday for COVID-19 after having mild symptoms, according to a statement. They said they’re self-isolating at home, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and advice from medical professionals.

Gimenez served as Miami-Dade mayor from 2011 until this month. The Republican won his congressional race in the Nov. 3 general election, defeating a single-term Democrat. He is set to assume office Jan. 3.

“I will continue attending New Member Orientation virtually and preparing our office to serve the people of Florida’s 26th Congressional District from Westchester to Key West until I can resume my normal schedule,” Gimenez said in a statement. “I am extremely grateful for all of the incredible health care workers who are tirelessly dedicated to their patients.”

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DŽO BAJDEN VASKRSAVA EKS-JUGOSLAVIJU! Ulazi šest balkanskih zemalja, Beograd bi bio sjedište?! AMERIČKI MEDIJI OTKRIVAJU!

Bivši diplomata na Balkanu Timoti Les kaže da bi region, pod vođstvom novog šefa SAD, mogao da bude novi multietnički entitet, usko povezan sa EU. To bi bila inkarnacija nekadašnje velike države Bivši diplomata na Balkanu Timoti Les kaže da će ovaj region, pod administracijom novog predsjednika SAD Džoa Bajdena, biti neka vrsta „EU-Jugoslavije“ – novi multietnički entitet, usko povezan sa EU, u kome je šest država zapadnog Balkana, sa sjedištem u Beogradu. – To neće biti baš nova Jugoslavija, koja je bila proizvod svog vremena. Ali činjenice na terenu primoravaće Bajdena da se vrati logici nedavne prošlosti i založi za stvaranje svoje inkarnacije 21. vijeka – nove EU-Jugoslavije – piše Les u autorskom tekstu za Opendemokracy.net. Nova stvarnost Les ističe i da nema sumnje da će Bajdenova administracija željeti da otkaže ono što je radio dosadašnji šef Amerike Donald Tramp, da neki već predviđaju odbijanje Srba i „njihove snove o novom teritorijalnom dogovoru“, ali da takvo razmišljanje ignoriše novu stratešku stvarnost. Dodaje da, pošto su evropske integracije, iz različitih razloga, slomljene, Srbija je u međuvremenu obnovila svoju poziciju najistaknutije države na Balkanu nakon pojave lidera koji je okončao haos iz dvehiljaditih i perioda strukturnih reformi. Takođe, Les ističe i da se Srbija angažovala na „pronicljivom diplomatskom manevrisanju“, koje joj je omogućilo da iskoristi podršku nezapadnih sila koje žele prisustvo na Balkanu: Rusije, Kine, Turske. Upravo to je, dodaje, ojačalo poziciju Srbije u odnosu na SAD. – Ako predsjednik Bajden želi da ostane veran američkom cilju uspostavljanja neke vrste trajnog mira na Balkanu, koji omogućava njegov unutrašnji razvoj i spoljnu integraciju sa Zapadom, on mora raditi u okvirima ove nove stvarnosti – piše Les u tekstu. Neki su protiv Prema riječima Ivice Dačića, predsjednika Skupštine i bivšeg šefa diplomatije, Srbija podržava bližu koordinaciju regiona, ali je dosta država protiv toga. – Uvijek smo spremni za bližu koordinaciju delovanja u zajedničkom interesu svih na zapadnom Balkanu, ali to nije po volji nekih, i oni su se protivili i mini-Šengenu zato što liči na Jugoslaviju i što će biti pod dominacijom Srbije, kako oni kažu – kaže Dačić za Kurir. (kurir)

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SKANDAL! OVE srpske VODITELJKE su osvanule na SAJTU ZA ODRASLE – ŠOK za sve! Pokrenuta ISTRAGA!

Voditeljke ne mogu da vjeruju šta ih je snašlo, te se nadaju da će se slučaj riješiti što prije Voditeljke Slađana Tomašević, Snežana Dakić, Bojana Ristivojević, Jovana Jeremić, Dragana Kosjerina, Nina Radulović, Katarina Šišmanović i mnoge druge žrtve su sajber-kriminala. Njihove fotografije završile su na jednom sajtu za odrasle, zbog čega je pokrenuta istraga. Urednica i voditeljka “Beogradske hronike” Slađana Tomašević bila je zaprepašćena je čula da je završila na jednom takvom sajtu. – Sramotno, besmisleno i neprimereno. Sigurna sam da će nadležne institucije riješiti slučaj i pronaći ljude koji se bave glupostima. Nije mi drago ako sam se našla na takvom sajtu. Ne vidim potrebu da me neko stavlja u takve uloge – rekla je za “Kurir”, a slično je odreagovala i Bojana Ristivojević (kurir)  

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Cijela Crna Gora dijeli istu sliku danas na Facebooku – a jedna posljedica se sprema već danas

Pripadnici Komunalne policije i Sanitarne inspekcije obilazili su tržne centre, u kojima su uprkos epidemiološkoj situaciji, danas zabeležene ogromne gužve, i kontrolisali sprovođenje propisanih mera, rekli su danas za Tanjug u Komunalnoj policiji. Na terenu su bile četiri patrole te policije sa inspektorima i jedna ekipa Sanitarne inspekcije. Da su sanitarni inspektori bili na terenu i da su obavljene pojačane kontrole poštovanja mjera, potvrdili su i u Ministarstvu zdravlja. Uprkos teškoj epidemiološkoj situaciji i mjerama za borbu protiv širenja korona virusa, u tržnim centrima velike su gužve zbog akcije “Crni petak” tokom koje građani mogu da pazare robu sa velikim popustima. Fotografije i snimci od danas pokazuju da građani ispred radnji građani čekaju u redovima, i, mada većinom nose zaštitne maske, ne poštuju propisane mjere o držanju rastojanja. Radno vrijeme tržnih centara je ograničeno i mogu raditi do 18 sati. (blic-montenegroclick)  

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Naša glumica u očaju “PREŽIVLJAVAM SIROMAŠTVO, SVU SAM SNAGU POTROŠILA”

Slavna glumica Tanja Bošković govorila je bez dlake na jeziku o svim nedaćama sa kojim se na svom životnom putu susrela Tanja je nedavno pričala o periodu života kada se suočila sa glađu, kao i da “preživljava siromaštvo”. – Ja sam neustrašiva zato što sam stara. Zato što mi više ništa ne zavisi ni od koga. Ja mogu da živim bez struje sa šačicom hrane. Dobre sam građe, materijala i mogu da preživim. Preživjela sam bombardovanje, preživjela sam glad, preživljavam siromaštvo. Sve sam preživela i i dalje imam snagu. Nemam više onako jako mišiće. I nisam više onako glasna, prosto zato jer je postalo moda da se govori glasno, nesuvislo i krajnje nekorisno za čitav moj narod – rekla je glumica u emisiji “Među nama” i dodala: – Umorila sam se. Ja sam sve svoje bitke izvojevala. Sve sam ih platila živom džigericom. Svu sam snagu potrošila. Bila sam glasna, bezobrazna, glupa i sve što treba. I onda je došao jedan dan. Rekla sam neću više. Treba da pružimo nekim drugim ljudima da biju svoje bitke. Zalganjem celog bića, za bolje drugog mi ćemo postati bolji – rekla je ona. Tanja je u emisiji “Balkanskom ulicom” priznala da je uvijek njegovala mladalački duh, a onda se prisetila da njenoj djeci nije uvek odgovoralo što im je majka takva: – Nekad djeci uopšte nije odgovoralo što sam bila tako mlada. Lana je govorila kao mala, molim te kad dolaziš u školu očešljaj se, jer sam nosila te duge razbarušene kose, a druge žene punđe i kratke kose. U mladosti nisu voljeli što pjevam, stalno sam pjevala i igrala pa je bilo mama saberi se, ali sada mislim da im vrlo prija što sam ovakva. Oni su došli u godine kad mogu da podnesu moju različitost, ona nije jedostavna i ja nisam uobičajna mama. Imama utisak da se moja djeca prilično ponose mnome i zbog toga sam presrećna. )blic)

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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Iran vows to avenge scientist’s assassination

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media captionThe road near Tehran where gunmen opened fire on Mohsen FakhrizadehIran has vowed to avenge the killing of its most senior nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was assassinated near Tehran on Friday.

Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand county.

Hossein Dehghan, military advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed to “strike” the perpetrators like thunder.

Western intelligence agencies believe Fakhrizadeh was behind a covert Iranian nuclear weapons programme.

Iran insists its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes.

The country’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, called on the international community to “condemn this act of state terror”.

“Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today,” he said in a tweet..

Iran’s UN ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi said the killing was a clear violation of international law, designed to wreak havoc in the region.

Mr Zarif blamed Israel for the attack saying it had “serious indications of Israeli role”.

Fakhrizadeh’s name was specifically mentioned in Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s presentation about Iran’s nuclear programme in April 2018.

There has been no comment from Israel on the news of the assassination.

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image captionMohsen Fakhrizadeh, pictured in an undated photo, was head of the ministry of defence’s research and innovation organisationCommander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj Gen Hossein Salami, said the “assassination of nuclear scientists is the most obvious violation of the global hegemony to prevent our access to modern sciences”.

News of the killing comes amid fresh concern about the increased amount of enriched uranium that the country is producing. Enriched uranium is a vital component for both civil nuclear power generation and military nuclear weapons.

A 2015 deal with six world powers had placed limits on its production, but since President Donald Trump abandoned the deal in 2018, Iran has been deliberately reneging on its agreements.

Joe Biden has pledged to reengage with Iran when he becomes US president in January, despite longstanding opposition from Israel .

Former head of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John Brennan, said the killing of the scientist was a “criminal” and “highly reckless” act that risks inflaming conflict in the region.

In a series of tweets, he said Fakhrizadeh’s death “risks lethal retaliation and a new round of regional conflict”.

Mr Brennan added that he did not know “whether a foreign government authorised or carried out the murder of Fakhrizadeh”.

What happened to Mohsen Fakhrizadeh?

In a statement on Friday, Iran’s defence ministry said: “Armed terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the ministry’s research and innovation organisation.

“After a clash between the terrorists and his bodyguards, Mr Fakhrizadeh was severely injured and rushed to hospital.

“Unfortunately, the medical team’s efforts to save him were unsuccessful and minutes ago he passed away.”

Iranian media reports said the attackers opened fire on the scientist in his car.

Fars news agency earlier reported there was a car explosion in Absard town, with witnesses reporting that “three to four individuals, who are said to have been terrorists, were killed”.

Why was he targeted?

By Paul Adams, BBC Diplomatic Correspondent

As head of the ministry of defence’s research and innovation organisation, Fakhrizadeh was clearly still a key player. Hence Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning, two years ago, to “remember his name”.

Since Iran started breaching its commitments under the terms of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the country has moved ahead rapidly, building stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and enriching to a purity above the level permitted under the deal.

Iranian officials have always said such moves are reversible, but developments in research and development are harder to eradicate.

“We cannot go backwards,” Iran’s former ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said recently.

If Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was the key player Israel alleges, then his death could represent someone’s effort to put the brakes on Iran’s forward momentum.

With the US president-elect, Joe Biden, talking about taking Washington back into the deal with Iran, the assassination could also be aimed at complicating any future negotiations.

Who was Mohsen Fakhrizadeh?

Fakhrizadeh was the most renowned Iranian nuclear scientist and a senior officer of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

He has long been spoken about by Western security sources as extremely powerful and instrumental in Iran’s nuclear programme.

According to secret documents obtained by Israel in 2018, he led a programme to create nuclear weapons.

At the time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he identified Fakhrizedeh as the head scientist in the programme, and urged people to “remember that name”.

media captionIn 2018, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled what he claimed to be Iran’s secret atomic archiveIn 2015, the New York Times compared him to J Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who directed the Manhattan Project that during World War Two produced the first atomic weapons.

A professor of physics, Fakhrizadeh is said to have led Project Amad, the alleged covert programme that was established in 1989 to research the potential for building a nuclear bomb. It was shut down in 2003, according to the IAEA, though Mr Netanyahu said the documents retrieved in 2018 showed Fakhrizadeh led a programme which secretly continued Project Amad’s work.

The IAEA has long wanted to speak to him as part of its investigations into Iran’s nuclear programme.

Suspicions that Iran was using the programme as a cover to develop a nuclear bomb prompted the EU, US and UN to impose crippling sanctions in 2010.

The 2015 deal that Iran reached with the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany saw it limit its nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief.

Since President Donald Trump abandoned the deal, it has floundered. Earlier this month, the IAEA said Iran had more than 12 times the amount of enriched uranium than permitted under the deal.

Meanwhile, tensions between the US and Iran have escalated, peaking in January with America’s assassination of Gen Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds force.

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Supreme Court won’t get involved in Louisiana pastor’s case

The Supreme Court is for now staying out of a dispute involving the state of Louisiana and a Baton Rouge-area pastor charged with violating state coronavirus restrictions by repeatedly holding large church services.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday evening turned away a request from Life Tabernacle Church pastor Tony Spell to get involved in the dispute. Alito denied the request himself, without asking Louisiana officials to respond and without referring the matter to the full court as often happens when a case is particularly significant or contentious.

Spell sued state and local officials in May after being charged with violating state restrictions. Lower courts ruled against him.

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Dr Tiodorović kratko i jasno: “Ko sada planira zimovanje, neka napravi jos jednu rezervaciju”

Epidemiolog dr Branislav Tiodorović rekao je danas da je u narednih 15 do 20 dana vrlo važno da budemo odgovorni kako bismo uspeli da suzbijemo talas infekcije koja se širi, a da ukoliko neko želi da ide na zimovenje u narednom periodu, može da računa na to da će mu biti “potreba rezervacija mjesta u bolnici”. Komentarišuću masovno uplaćivanje turističkih aranžmana za predstojeće praznike i popunjene smještajne kapacitete u zimskim turističkim centrima, Tiodorović je naglasio da misli da u ovim trenucima nije dobro ići na zimovanje. – Kratko ću reći. Svako ko treba da ode, a i ja bih voleo da odem, ali mislim da nije dobro, na Zlatibor, Kopaonik, Kolašin, na naše divne planine ili banje, neka računa na to da bi trebalo da mu rezervišemo mesto u bolnici – rekao je dr Tiodorović, gostujući u jutarnjem programu “TV Prva”. (blic)

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Krivokapić najavio raspuštanje NKT-a, formiraće se dva tijela

„Ići ćemo u dva pravca: donosićemo nove mjere i tražićemo njihovo striktno poštovanje. Planiramo da sprovedemo istraživanja među građanima i na osnovu njihovih rezultata prilagodimo dalji plan mjera“, kazao je Krivokapić Mandatar za sastav nove Vlade Zdravko Krivokapić najavio je novu strategiju u borbi protiv koronavirusa. „Ići ćemo u dva pravca: donosićemo nove mjere i tražićemo njihovo striktno poštovanje. Planiramo da sprovedemo istraživanja među građanima i na osnovu njihovih rezultata prilagodimo dalji plan mjera“, kazao je Krivokapić za Dojče vele (DW). On otkriva da će raspustiti Nacionalno koordinaciono tijelo (NKT) za zarazne bolesti koje je do sada upravljalo borbom protiv epidemije. „NKT će biti ukinuto i formiraće se dva stručna tijela: Savjet i Komisija za kontrolu zarazne bolesti. Savjet će biti formiran pri vladi, i vlada će na osnovu preporuka Savjeta donositi plan daljih mjera. Dakle, Savjet će preuzeti funkciju NKT, a predloge mjera će donositi u saradnji s Komisijom, koja će funkcionisati pri Ministarstvu zdravlja“. Mjere će prvo predlagati Institut za javno zdravlje, a premijer će, u dogovoru s članovima vlade, prihvatati ili odbijati predlog mjera Savjeta, objašnjava Krivokapić. Na pitanje kako će obezbijediti da građani poštuju mjere kada ih sada ignorišu, Krivokapić ponavlja da će i njih uključiti u ocjenjivanje mjera. „Nakon burnog perioda sukoba, previranja i nepovjerenja, došlo je vrijeme da svi zajedno shvatimo da moramo zajednički da radimo i da žrtvujemo neke svoje običaje i navike kako bismo osigurali naše i zdravlje najbližih“, poručuje Krivokapić. Budući premijer je, međutim, i sam kršio mjere, podsjeća DW. “Tokom sahrane mitropolita Amfilohija u Podgorici nije nosio masku, a prethodno se pričešćivao na Cetinju, i pored upornih apela ljekara da je pričešće istom kašičicom ozbiljna prijetnja u ovom trenutku”, navodi taj medij. Podsjećaju da se Krivokapić zbog maske javno izvinio. „Cilj nove strategije jeste postizanje povjerenja građana u institucije, koje je djelovanjem prethodne političke garniture dovedeno u pitanje. Njihovo, uskopartijski motivisano, selektivno delovanje doprinijelo je da su građani, bez obzira na političku pripadnost, počeli da preispituju svaku njihovu odluku. Nažalost, smrt mitropolita bio je neželjeni događaj, koji je imao ogromnu emocionalnu i empatijsku težinu. Desio se iznenada i nije dao dovoljno prostora i vremena da se sve organizuje po preporukama koje je i sama crkva tražila od vjernika. Nadam se da više nećemo imati takvih trenutaka“, kaže Krivokapić. (vijesti)

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Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

South Korea has reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, the speed of viral spread unseen since the worst wave of the outbreak in spring.

The 504 cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday brought the national caseload to 33,375, including 522 deaths.

Around 330 of the new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, home to about half of the country’s 51 million population, where health workers are struggling to stem transmissions linked to hospitals, schools, saunas, gyms and army units.

Infections were also reported in other major cities including Daegu which was the epicenter of the country’s previous major outbreak in late February and March.

The recent spike in infections came after the government eased social distancing restrictions to the lowest levels in October to support a weak economy, allowing high-risk venues like nightclubs and karaoke bars to reopen and spectators to return to sports.

Officials reimposed some of the restrictions this week and could be forced to clamp down on economic activities further if transmissions don’t slow.

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