警官のひざで首を押さえつけられた黒人男性が死亡 米国ミネソタ州

21世紀に入ってもこんなことを繰り返している米国は、黒人に「民族自決権」を与えるべきですね。仲良くできないのだから、分離するしかないでしょう。中国のウイグル族について上から目線で評論する資格を有しない。民主主義の国、人権重視の国が笑えるわ。



動画(白人警官が黒人の首の上に体重をかけている場面あり)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQJ2XgS2Oek&bpctr=1590570207
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcsIU9ozt6I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3sy5q1z9oQ

24時間以上経過したあとも抗議行動が続く。放火、略奪など。
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s61IG6tKnCo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvGxCHz9N30



Police in riot gear fire rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of protestors demanding the arrest of four white Minneapolis cops involved in the death of black man George Floyd

Chaos erupted at a Minneapolis protest Tuesday night over George Floyd's death on Monday
Police in riot gear threw tear gas and rubber bullets at people who held banners saying 'I can't breathe'
Demonstrators were pictured with milk doused in their faces to limit the effects of the gas
Protesters were demanding the white cops are charged over the black man's death
A video emerged Monday showing white cop Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck during his arrest
Floyd was heard repeatedly telling cops he was in pain and could not breathe before losing consciousness
Minneapolis Police Department confirmed the man later died in the hospital and four officers have been fired
FBI and state authorities are now investigating the man's death
George Floyd's family said the cops 'murdered' Floyd and are calling for officers to face murder charges

By Rachel Sharp For Dailymail.com and Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com
Published: 04:31 BST, 27 May 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8360145/Police-riot-gear-spray-tear-gas-fire-rubber-bullets-protest-George-Floyds-death.html



警官のひざで首を押さえつけられた黒人男性が死亡、警官4人免職処分 米ミネソタ州
5/27(水) 13:44配信
CNN.co.jp
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/7d5c406576f7b43fed660115e640c832bd39b6f9

(CNN) 米ミネソタ州ミネアポリスで、警官に組み伏せられて膝(ひざ)で首を押さえつけられた黒人男性が死亡する事件があり、ミネアポリス警察は26日、事件に関与した警官4人を免職処分にしたと発表した。

首を押さえつけられた男性は、息ができないと訴えていた。

この場面を撮影した映像がソーシャルメディアで出回って警察に対する非難の声が強まり、米連邦捜査局(FBI)も捜査に乗り出した。

警官に膝で首を押さえつけられていた男性は、数分後に動かなくなり、目を閉じて、地面に頭を垂れた。

事件が起きたのは25日夜。警官は当初、この男性について、車の中に座っていて、アルコールや薬物の影響下にあるようだったと説明していた。

警察によると、2人の警官がこの男性を発見して車から出るよう命じたところ、「物理的に抵抗した」ために、手錠をかけたとされる。男性は病院に運ばれたが、間もなく死亡した。

動画には地面に組み伏せられた男性と、警官2人が映っていたが、逮捕に至った経緯や、男性が抵抗したという警察の説明を裏付ける内容は映っていなかった。

男性は「頼む、息ができない」と悲鳴を上げており、複数の通行人が警官に対して首を締め付けるのをやめるよう促していた。

ミネアポリスのフレイ市長は、警官が男性の頭部を押さえつけたやり方は規定違反だったと指摘、「人の首を膝でこんな風に圧迫する理由はない」と言明した。

公民権弁護士のベンジャミン・クランプ氏は、死亡した男性のジョージ・フロイドさんという氏名を公表し、「虐待的かつ過剰で非人道的な力の行使が、非暴力の容疑で警察に事情を聴かれ、拘束された男性の命を奪った」と非難した。

新型コロナがニューヨークで猛威を振るった理由 中国が原因ではない

悪いのは中国ではなく米国自身ですね。



日本への出張から帰国したのが3月16日(月)である。乗ったフライトはJALでガラガラだった。40人の席があるところ乗客は4人であった。これが長続きすると航空会社は危ないと感じたものである。

前の晩家内と連絡したときの話では、丁度ヨーロッパからのフライトが3月15日で乗り入れ禁止になったので、NYのJFK空港での入国審査に6-7時間もかかったというニュースだったらしい。こちらも数時間はかかると覚悟していた。

家内の話では入国に6-7時間はかかるから、着陸2時間前の機内食はとにかくしっかり食べることとの指示であった。筆者は糖尿病なので、血糖値の降下剤を嚥んでいる。食べ物を食べないと逆に低血糖になって危険なのである。

着陸したのが午前11時15分ぐらいで、空港ビルについたのが11時半、さっそく家内に連絡して無事着陸を報告したら、6-7時間かかるから晩ご飯の用意はしておくとの話だった。

入国審査はもともと乗客がほとんどいないので米国国籍所有者用の機械処理で5分ぐらいで、入国管理の係官のところへ行くと、過去2週間中国に行っていないかと聞かれた。"NO"というと税関の書類にポンとスタンプを押してくれて"OK" というから本当にこれでいいのか、"ALL Set ?"と聞くと彼は"ALL Set!" といって身振りで行きなさいと。この間1分。

それでそのあとに、保険の係官がいて、身体検査や体温を測ったり、その他の質問をするのだろうと思っていたら、それらしき人達もまったくいない。

入国審査が終わったらいきなりLuggage Collectionとなり、10分も待つと荷物が出てきた。

荷物を持って税関(誰もいない)を通り抜けると、いつもの運転手が外で待っていて、そのまま車に乗った。12時ぐらいだったと思う。帰りの車は何時も混むVAN WYCKハイウェイがガラガラで(普通1時間15分、空いている日曜日の朝などは45分)35分でマンハッタンの自宅マンションに帰り着いた。

11時15分タッチダウンで12時40分自宅到着というのは圧倒的な最短記録である。

その時に思ったのは、米国のウィルス対策の甘さであった。あんな調子では、ひどいことになるのではないかと直感した。

トランプは1月27日に中国からのフライトを制限したと自慢しているが、2-3月にヨーロッパでウィルスが猛威を振るっていたのに、ヨーロッパからのフライトの制限はなかった

NYタイムズの調べではその2-3月に欧州からのフライトはニューヨーク州のJFK空港、ニュージャージー州のニューアーク空港の両空港に合計で12000便、3百万人が到着したといわれている。

したがってNYがこの欧州初のウィルスの洗礼を受けて圧倒的な米国のウィルス中心地となったわけである。
http://www.trade-trade.jp/blog/wakabayashi/

ロックダウン解除 スイスの笑える自主規制 コロナ

「青少年の健全な育成に関する条例」違反を指摘されても困るので、訳さないでおきます(苦笑)。



Brothels in Switzerland draft roadmap out of lockdown, complete with sex positions that MINIMIZE Covid-19 transmission
26 May, 2020 20:03
https://www.rt.com/news/489837-switzerland-brothels-social-distancing-positions/

Swiss prostitutes determined to return to work after the Covid-19 lockdown have drawn up a reopening plan to maximize social distancing with recommended sex positions, while calling for strict time limits and endless cleaning.

Sex workers’ association ProKoRe released an exhaustive list of hygienic guidelines earlier this month, hoping to secure the Swiss government’s blessing for brothels to reopen when the next round of lockdown measures are rolled back on June 8.

While sex work would seem to be incompatible with social distancing, ProKoRe did its best to find a workaround, advising the use of sexual positions that keep the client and prostitute’s faces as far apart as possible – “a distance of at least one forearm,” the guidelines helpfully recommend - ensuring “droplet transmission is low.” For those with limited imaginations, they include some thoughtful suggestions: “doggy-style” and “cowgirl/rider.”

Customers will have no time to waste on discussing the finer points of positioning themselves, however. Sessions are to be limited to 15 minutes, kept to a strict schedule, with rooms aired out for 15 minutes in between clients, and sheets washed after every visit. Even lingerie is to be washed with disinfectant detergent in between sessions, suggesting employees will be spending a lot of their pay replacing skimpy outfits that have disintegrated after repeated washings.

Lest anyone get any ideas about touching faces – their own, or their partner’s – the guidelines repeatedly rule that out. Not only is kissing off-limits, but “no face-related services are practiced.” The association even recommends “wearing a mouth and nose cover” for “all services,” apparently taking “safe sex guidelines” very, very seriously.

The group also mentions “training and information campaigns” to reduce infection risk, though it’s not clear if they plan to force the johns to sit through these instructional sessions or whether they’re just for the employees. A provision likely to be controversial requires brothels to keep customer contact information for up to four weeks to aid with contact-tracing in case someone does get infected, and contactless payments are also encouraged.

ProKoRe is concerned the continued lockdown restrictions, which have unsurprisingly devastated an industry so dependent on physical contact, are driving prostitution underground, leaving sex workers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Brothels, legal in Switzerland, were shuttered alongside most other businesses back in March, and while other industries have come back online, the impossibility of avoiding physical contact in sex work has kept these establishments’ doors shut.

The country’s lockdown has also taken a heavy toll on the poor, and growing numbers of people can be seen queuing for free food handouts weekly in cities like Geneva. Switzerland has over 30,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and just over 1,900 deaths as of Tuesday, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

西岸併合は、収賄裁判を遅らせるためのネタンヤフの仕掛け イスラエル

トランプ米国大統領がDeal of the Centuryと称する、イスラエルによる西岸併合に、当のユダヤ人入植者は「地図の線引きが自分たちにとり不利で、危険ですらある」と猛反対しているのに、ネタンヤフ首相がごり押ししている理由は、トランプが併合する日として設定した7月1日が、ネタンヤフ公判のちょうど2週間前であるから。裁判でネタンヤフが負ければ、彼自身と彼が所属する政党のみならず、広くイスラエル右派が崩れる。そうさせないため、西岸併合というやっかいな問題を故意に持ち出している。



Annexation is a tool for Netanyahu to delay trial
Analysis: PM has convinced the Israeli public, and especially the settlers, that it isn't him who is on trial, it's the whole right-wing bloc, and only the prime minister can save it by triggering annexation of the West Bank
Elisha Ben Kimon |
Published: 05.26.20 , 15:11
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S10T11PcjI

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the press on Sunday ahead of his trial's opening hearing, leaders of Jewish communities in the West Bank were meeting with MKs in the Knesset, equipped with maps presented in Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century".

Their mission was to convince the lawmakers the U.S. outline of Israeli and Palestinian territories is dangerous to the communities.
Both events, though occurring simultaneously but allegedly disconnected from one another, are woven together by a narrative propagated by Netanyahu in the name of his political interests - it's not me who's on trial, it's the entire right-wing bloc.
Netanyahu wrongly assumed that the unveiling of U.S.'s peace plan, which essentially backs annexation of some parts of the West Bank, would give him a land-slide victory in the March 2 elections.
He gained control of the settlements' leadership, some wished him good luck as he got on the plane to Washington, while even headed to the U.S. with him to see the unveiling of the plan in the White House.
"After the election, we will apply Israeli sovereignty to the West Bank," Netanyahu stated on the campaign trail multiple times. The settlers were convinced the statement was just the first step in the realization of their decades-long dream.

But, the steps toward the annexation have become far more slow-paced, much like Netanyahu's trial, for the settlers' liking. The latest news is that Israel will trigger the annexation clause on July 1, just over two weeks before Netanyahu's court hearing.
During his speech on Sunday, Netanyahu didn't talk about the legal issues or the evidence, instead he chose to talk about politics, diplomacy and history.
He tried to differentiate himself from past right-wing prime ministers, such as Menachem Begin, who allowed Egypt to regain control over the Sinai Peninsula, and Ariel Sharon, who oversaw Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.

"I don't retreat from the right," Netanyahu said during his press briefing ahead of the hearing.
Slowly but surely, Netanyahu has convinced the public that annexation will only happen with him in office, all the while keeping the plans on the back burner. If I go, he hints, it will never happen.
Several prominent leaders within The Yesha Council, organization of municipal councils of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, believe the U.S. peace plan takes away more than it gives.
Yesha Council Chairman David Alhayani has already stated that he is ready to reject the annexation if it will be based on Trump's plan, which he described as a "fraud."

The sentiment is reiterated by Benyamin Regional Council Chairman Israel Gantz, who said that settlers "should not be enticed by false tricks," adding that he is very worried about "secret maps being drawn up [by Netanyahu] with the Americans."
Several other leaders, however, among them Efrat councilman Oded Raviv have pushed for the narrative we are on the brink of historic annexation and that Israel must not waste the opportunity.
Netanyahu knows that annexation would not only be part of his legacy, but the evidence of the witchhunt against him and the whole right-wing bloc.
This is why he is methodically dragging the annexation plans, in hopes the court would clash with the masses and, beneficially him, drag the trial even further.
Netanyahu cares more about his trial than annexation, while the settlers care more about annexation that his trial.

ホテル、飲食業の3分の1は年末までに廃業・倒産する イスラエル コロナ

イスラエルでもコロナ対策のロックダウン政策が緩和されたが、同国業界筋は、引き続き外国人入国者に2週間の隔離検疫が課されており、3密が許されない環境下では、ホテルや飲食店の3分の1は年末までに滅びるとの見通しを述べた。

・・・日本でも同じでしょう。知らんけど(笑)。



Israel's hotel, restaurant owners reluctant to reopen over uncertainty
With further easing of virus rules on Wednesday, many hotels to remain closed as foreign tourism still suspended due to COVID-19, while industry sources estimate third of country's restaurants and cafes will close by end of the year
Published: 05.26.20 , 11:49
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJ4VgrciL

Restaurateurs and hoteliers nationwide havevoiced deep concern over reopening their businesses after the coronavirus restrictions ravaged the economy and suspended foreign tourism.

After two and a half months, hotels, restaurants and cafes will be allowed to operate again from this Wednesday, when more health orders are set to be lifted by the government.
However, many hotels and restaurants will remain closed due to economic hardship and those that will reopen, will be required to comply with new Health Ministry regulations, which have not yet been finally approved by the government.
The Dan Hotels chain, which has 17 hotels across the country, will only open its Eilat and Caesarea branches, joining Dan Panorama Tel Aviv, which was leased by the government as a facility to treat coronavirus patients with minor symptoms.
More hotels are expected to gradually reopen during the summer.
Dan Hotels CEO Ronen Nissenbaum said that the chain would only reopen hotels that usually host a predominately Israeli clientele, since travel restrictions has brought foreign tourism to a halt.

"Opening hotels based on foreign tourism, like those in Jerusalem, is not profitable because there are no flights. There are no tourists coming and the mandatory two-week isolation from overseas arrivals is still in place, so we won't open until this changes," he said.
Nissenbaum estimates the hotel industry would take two to three years to bounce back to the same work capacity experienced before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Israel Hotel Association President Amir Hayek said the reopening of hotels is a good sign, but the industry is still not out of the woods as only a fraction of the country's hotels is set to reopen this month.
Hayek hopes the return of Israeli tourists would help kickstart the struggling industry but also emphasized that local tourism alone will not be profitable enough to justify reopening many hotels.

"Local tourism isn't extensive enough to allow all hotels to open," said Hayek. "We've reached a point where even when they allow hotels to reopen, hoteliers need to ask themselves whether it's worth it. Everyone is tight on money right now - all hotels
- small and big."
The head of the restauranteur union, Shai Berman, estimated that about 4,500 of the country's 14,000 eateries will close down by the end of the year.
"Our concern is what will happen in two or three weeks when the initial excitement fades. What kind of reality are we returning to? Tourism is declining, and perhaps the Israeli public will have less money to spend. We will really feel it financially a month after reopening."
The outline is set to be approved by the government later Wednesday
According to the outline, businesses will place hand sanitizers and check patrons' temperature at the entrance and will place tables at least 1.5-2 meters apart. Restaurant staff will maintain strict hygiene and waiters will wear masks.

Customers will be required to make reservations ahead of arrival, sign a health declaration and be checked for temperature upon arrival.
Kitchen workers will not be required to wear masks. Dishes must be washed at a temperature higher than 72 degrees Celsius (160 degrees Fahrenheit).
Venues of up to 100 customers are can reach 100% occupancy while larger venues can reach a maximum of 85% occupancy. Customers will have to sit at least a meter apart outdoors.