Gas, Lega and Fi: Draghi help us

Russia burns large quantities of natural gas. According to the BBC, a plant located on the border with Finland sends methane up to smoke for an estimated value of 10 million euros per day. An analysis by Rystad Energy indicates that approximately 4.34 million cubic meters of gas are burned every day at the Portovaya natural gas compression station, northwest of St. Petersburg. Scientists are concerned about large volumes of dioxide. carbon dioxide and soot that are forming and could accelerate the melting of Arctic ice. Portovaya is located near a compression station of the Nordstream 1 pipeline.

In the meantime, Italian politics, at least that part that was decisive in sending home the premier still in office for current affairs, that is Mario Draghi, now asks him to intervene with an emergency measure that saves families and businesses from the increase soaring gas prices. Yesterday it was the leaders of Fi and Lega, Silvio Berlusconi and Matteo Salvini, who were co-responsible, with Giuseppe Conte of the M5s, for the unexpected fall of the Draghi government: “The League asks the Draghi government, which is in charge, to hurry, ”Salvini said. “If Draghi brings a bill of billions, tens of billions to support families and businesses to the council of ministers or parliament next week, the League vote is assured. If the price does not go down, the next government will have to ration electricity and gas starting with businesses ”. Berlusconi explained that “there is a risk of disaster for families at current prices and for businesses. I was the first to ask the government to intervene and I have news that a decree is being prepared ». Among the pro Draghi, Raffaella Paita del Terzo Polo-Italia viva, asked the government for a new increase in funds to support companies and families to counter the rise in bills.

The European Union is preparing to intervene to avoid the worst. Brussels, or rather the current Czech presidency of the EU, before the gas price reached the new record of 341 euros per megawatt hour, has called an urgent meeting of the Union’s energy ministers for next week.

“This economic situation can worsen with the sfasciatutto trio”, Meloni, Salvini and Berlusconi, “a coalition that endangers Italy, with the risk of leading it into a real economic war.” Maio during a press conference in the Chamber. Immediate reply of the leader of Fdi, Giorgia Meloni: “Di Maio, the same as the interminable international gaffes to the detriment of Italy, today tells the press that with a center-right government there will be an economic war . I believe that a minister paid by the citizens to discredit and weaken his nation in the eyes of foreign states, especially in a delicate phase like this, is simply unworthy. All just to attack and spread lies against his political opponents “.

«The main objective of the Fomc, Federal open market Committee at the moment is to bring inflation back to the target of 2%. Price stability is the responsibility of the Federal Reserve and is the foundation of our economy ”. Fed President Jerome Powell, in his speech at the central bankers forum held in Jackson Hole in Wyoming (USA), explained that in the near future, that is, from September, the US central bank will adjust the cost upwards. of money to counter the rise in prices, even if “there will be difficulties for families and businesses,” he said. “Without price stability the economy does not work for everyone and restoring that stability will take time the forced use of our tools to bring supply and demand into a better balance. Reducing inflation is likely to require an extended period of below-trend growth. These are unpleasant consequences of what needs to be done to reduce inflation. But not doing it would be worse ».

Pharmaceutical giant Moderna announces it has filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Pfizer and BioNTech in the United States District Court in Massachusetts and in the Dusseldorf Regional Court in Germany. The Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA) company Moderna believes that Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, Comirnaty, infringes the patents that Moderna filed between 2010 and 2016 on core mRNA technology, which “was fundamental to the development of Moderna’s Covid-19 mRNA vaccine, Spikevax. Pfizer and BioNTech have copied this technology, without the permission of Moderna, to make Comirnaty ». According to Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, these lawsuits were filed “to protect the innovative mRNA technology platform we created and in which we invested billions of dollars during the decade preceding the pandemic.” Moderna explains that it pledged in October 2020 not to enforce its patents during the pandemic, and then in March 2022 made it known that it would never enforce them in 92 in low- and middle-income countries under the Gavi-Covax Amc 92 initiative. However, the company expected Pfizer and BioNTech “to respect its intellectual property rights and was ready to consider” a commercially reasonable license should it be required for other markets, but they never did. Moderna expects Pfizer and BioNTech to compensate for Comirnaty’s continued use of Moderna’s patented technologies ”starting last March.

A cosmopolitan and self-confident thirty-year-old who speaks six languages ​​and started a company to produce jewelry, then she entered the worldly circles of Naples and finally managed to infiltrate the personnel of the NATO base and the US 6th Fleet: the operational top of the Western military power in Europe. She writes the newspaper Repubblica, following an investigation conducted for ten months together with the investigative site Bellingcat, the weekly Der Spiegel and The Insider. Step by step the story of the “secret mission conducted for almost ten years by a mysterious woman, with an identity as complex as it is false: Maria Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera, born in Peru to a German father” who manages to join the Lions Club Napoli Monte Nuovo , a club founded by the officers of the NATO base in Lago Patria. “A club that is the perfect cobweb in which the Gru agent (the acronym for Glavnoje Razvedyvatel’noje Upravlenije, or the Russian military secret service) has engaged numerous NATO officers, establishing a vast network of relationships”.

“I am worried about abstention and I ask myself the problem of the 5 million off-site, many young people but also many workers, who will not be able to vote. Not that policymakers do not know the issue: we have been asking the problem since 2017 and we are told every time that it is not the time. In any case, I invite everyone to vote ». The leader of + Europe Emma Bonino said so. Piero Fassino of the Democratic Party also raised the alarm on off-site.

Giovanni Padovani, the 26-year-old accused of killing Alessandra Matteuzzi, 56, made use of the right not to respond in the hearing to validate the arrest that was held before the investigating judge. The judge reserved the decision on the precautionary measure against the murder suspect. .

There have been 21,998 new cases of Covid 19 in Italy in the last 24 hours, compared to 23,348 on Thursday and 24,691 on Friday 19 August. The swabs processed were 148,412 against 154,143, with a positivity rate that fell from 15.2% to 14.8%. The deaths were 99, up from the previous 84, according to data provided yesterday by the Ministry of Health.

“Pillow Whole Life!”: This is how the secretary of the Democratic Party Enrico Letta replies on Twitter to the parody circulating on social media about the new election campaign of the Party which proposes a series of posters with graphics designed to polarize the message: “With Putin / With Europe. Fossil fuels / renewable energies. Underpaid Work / Minimum Wage. Discrimination / Rights. More amnesties for tax evaders / Less taxes for those who work. No Vax / Science and vaccines ». The posters are divided in half: the first alternative is on a black background, while the one proposed by the Democratic Party is on the other on a red background. Several parodies have appeared on social media, including the one in which the proposed alternative is: “Con la pancetta / Con il guanciale”.

Gas, Lega and Fi: Draghi help us