#evening #news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) 2014-10-01

As promised few months ago after publishing the last daily news summary, from October 1st a slightly different format.

Actually, there will be something more than just a small expansion with a copy of comments that I posted during the day on either Facebook or Linkedin.

If you followed me on either those two profiles or Twitter, you know that recently I increased the number of “book reviews” (posted on LibraryThing): both this digest, the other forthcoming publications, and the reviews are part of my “open online drafting” approach.

It is nothing more than an online extension of what I did for few decades with my network: observe, listen, read, research, think- and then share ideas while polishing them, as sometime it is just a matter of eliciting a simple question that you have to answer to overcome an inconsistency in your line of thought- or to get that “gotcha!” (“eureka”, for my bookworm friends) that turns a comment on the margin of a page of a book into something that can be used to produce practical results.

In the end, these daily digests will be useful for my future writing, research, and overall business activities- but I hope that you too will find them useful.

For the time being… contact me on one of those three social networks if you have comments, suggestions, questions.

And now, the news (as usual: the summary is in English, but the article might be in another language).

NEWS ITEMS OF THE DAY

#IMF proposal on #risk #appetite #oversight within the #bank ing #industry http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2014/10/01/actualidad/1412163064_162705.html #finance

#interview – #Finland on #Russia #integration in the #West http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/finnlands-ministerpraesident-alexander-stubb-im-interview-13180783.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #EU

#Russia ‘s #President #Putin to attend #military #parade in #Serbia http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/euruope/2014-09/30/c_133686056.htm #EU

#Turkey – #government gearing up to deal directly with #ISIS http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/parlamentssitzung-in-ankara-tuerkei-will-freie-hand-fuer-militaereinsatz-in-syrien-13184457.html #security

#ISIS – #news #coverage http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/militaer-kritisiert-berichterstattung-ueber-kampf-gegen-is-miliz-13183469.html #Britain http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/euruope/2014-10/01/c_133686118.htm #Iran and #Lebanon http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/09/30/actualidad/1412092217_193271.html #security

#Hong #Kong – #protest http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/09/30/actualidad/1412099658_311930.html and #Leung http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-10/01/c_133686855.htm #China

#Ebola reaches #Dallas via #Liberia http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2014/09/30/un-premier-cas-d-infection-au-virus-ebola-diagnostique-aux-etats-unis_4498194_3244.html #details http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/erster-ebola-fall-in-den-vereinigten-staaten-13183222.html #health #epidemic #CDC

#Afghanistan and #USA reach #agreement on #troops beyond 2014 http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/09/30/actualidad/1412078145_581757.html #security

#India and #USA discuss options on http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-10/01/c_133686106.htm #security #WTO

#global #warming – #Antarctica http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2014-09/30/c_133684508.htm and spreading the costs #EU http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/euruope/2014-09/30/c_133683069.htm #science #environment

#Germany – #quality #control #affects #Bundeswehr #Eurofighter s http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/hersteller-warnt-vor-maengeln-am-eurofighter-kampfjet-13183163.html #NATO #readiness

#USA – #military #training #software #piracy arrested 4 http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2014/09/30/quatre-hommes-inculpes-pour-avoir-pirate-un-logiciel-de-l-armee-americaine_4498175_4408996.html #IPR #IT #security

#Microsoft #Windows 10 – cloudify your #IT http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2014/10/01/avec-windows-10-microsoft-veut-a-nouveau-seduire-les-entreprises/ #cloud #technology

#newspaper s increasingly more #digital – #data from #France http://www.lemonde.fr/actualite-medias/article/2014/09/25/la-lecture-des-quotidiens-est-de-plus-en-plus-numerique_4493768_3236.html #Internet #social #media

#microbe s #zoo opens in #Amsterdam http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2014/09/30/le-premier-zoo-a-microbes-ouvre-a-amsterdam_4498179_1650684.html #science

#Tetris – the #movie http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/tetris-wird-zum-film-threshold-entertainment-arbeitet-daran-13182874.html #gaming #media #entertainment

#USA – #California #ban s #plastic #bag s http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/kalifornien-verbietet-plastiktueten-13183246.html #environment

#Wildlife #numbers : -50% since 1970 http://online.wsj.com/articles/report-wildlife-numbers-drop-by-half-since-1970-1412085197 #environment #biodiversity #WWF


And few comments as well…

1. Italy and appointments to higher office
#‎Italy‬ never ends to surprise: if an office has formal requirements, and the Parliament simply “forgets” to check (despite taking endless ruminations to produce a result), how can the elected-but-shouldnt-even-have-been-a-candidate member say that her rights have been ignored when refused office by her (temporary) peers?

personally: if I am a candidate to anything, I am used to check the requirements, and not to wait others to do so (albeit being superficial has been trendy for few decades- even before Mr. Berlusconi entered politics in the early 1990)

let’s hope that reforms will be subject to better scrutiny by those voting than appointments…

http://www.lastampa.it/2014/09/30/italia/politica/legnini-il-nuovo-vicepresidente-del-csm-consulta-il-pd-prende-tempo-si-vota-bianco-GpaP0nJtHb7LUwy72N1M2N/pagina.html

2. giving each business the same opportunities
#Italy at last, a reform that I advocated for a long time: if managing security of your own enterprise is a business cost, why shouldn’t it be for football (soccer, for my American friends) events?

it is not a political freedom of expression, but an entertainment business- factor in the costs, as any other business would do, and invoke State security only on specific issues, not as a “cost/risk transfer” 🙂

and, incidentally, I am looking forward to see the same for other “visible” industries (e.g. fashion)

http://www.lastampa.it/2014/10/01/sport/calcio/tasse-sui-diritti-tv-per-pagare-la-polizia-renzi-d-il-via-libera-MkEcNkZHxgOc7Ua1r3i58H/pagina.html

yes, my position on these issues is “free market”-oriented

the State, and politicians, should be “neutral” on legal businesses activities, instead of distorting the market with tailored incentives for those that can deliver glamour, perks, or just mere political visibility

3. Human rights? We play the tune, but dancing…

#UK – #Cameron plans to revoke the #Human #Rights #Act and leave the #European #Court – so much for lecturing everybody else on human rights and originating various NGOs doing the same…

… reminds somebody asking the #ICC to work for everybody- except its own citizens 🙂

http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2014/10/01/cameron-veut-sortir-le-royaume-uni-de-la-cedh_4498759_3214.html

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