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O site liderado por cientista dos EUA que monitora coronavírus e tem 1 bilhão de acessos por dia


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Lauren Gardner comanda portal da Universidade Johns Hopkins, que exibe dados da covid-19 ao redor do mundo

Com 1 bilhão de acessos por dia, um site liderado por uma cientista americana se tornou, em pouco tempo, a fonte de maior autoridade para monitorar o coronavírus ao redor do mundo.

O portal da Universidade Johns Hopkins, nos Estados Unidos, exibe o número de casos confirmados, de mortes e de sobreviventes em todos os países do mundo e passou a ser usado por veículos de comunicação e até governos para acompanhar a evolução da pandemia.

Outros sites disponíveis para acesso são o da OMS e da plataforma Wordometer, como mostrou esta reportagem da BBC News Brasil.

À frente do portal da Universidade Johns Hopkins está a americana Lauren Gardner, codiretora do Centro para Ciências de Sistemas e Engenharia da instituição. Anteriormente, ela trabalhou com modelagem espacial das epidemias de sarampo e zika.

‘Milhões de olhos ao mesmo tempo’

Em entrevista ao site americano ScienceInsider, Gardner que a ideia para criar o site aconteceu em janeiro, quando o surto começou a se espalhar pela China – a primeira morte por coronavírus aconteceu em Wuhan em 11 de janeiro.

“Meu aluno de pós-graduação Ensheng Dong, que é chinês, estava pessoalmente interessado. Em algumas horas, construímos o painel original. E no dia seguinte [22 de janeiro] eu compartilhei no Twitter, e o site viralizou”, disse ela à ScienceInsider.

Segundo Gardner, o site agrega automaticamente informações de diferentes fontes e é atualizado de hora em hora. Também existe um cuidado para evitar uma contagem dupla de casos.

“Há milhões de olhos nele o tempo todo. Recebemos milhares de e-mails”, explica.

“Agora também temos um sistema de detecção de anomalias que nos alerta para discrepâncias nos relatos de casos que coletamos automaticamente”, acrescenta.

Gardner diz que o site começou com “cerca de seis pessoas” e que contou inicialmente com o apoio interno da universidade.

“Estávamos explodindo os servidores da Amazon com toda a demanda. Agora, o Laboratório de Física Aplicada [na Hopkins] ajuda na curadoria e na tecnologia de dados de back-end. A Esri, empresa que possui o software de mapeamento, ajuda a gerenciar a plataforma. Os funcionários da Hopkins gerenciam a mídia e as comunicações. Mas o grupo ainda é muito menor do que deveria ser para o que estamos fazendo”, assinala.

Embora o trabalho manual seja menor, uma vez que o site é automatizado, ele é “cansativo”, ressalva a pesquisadora.

“Por mais de dois meses, estávamos tentando tomar decisões sobre onde coletar dados, quais dados eram confiáveis, como agregá-los, validá-los. Inicialmente, fizemos tudo manualmente. Agora, quase tudo é automatizado com várias verificações cruzadas”, explica.

“O painel é atualizado automaticamente a cada hora. Também estamos em um turno rotativo de 24 horas para questões como servidor e curadoria de dados. Por exemplo, temos um estudante de doutorado que mora na Inglaterra e que inicia o nosso turno pela manhã (por causa do fuso)”, acrescenta.

“É um grande esforço de serviço público baseado em voluntários. Estamos apenas tentando o nosso melhor para que seja o melhor possível, mas sabemos que não é perfeito”.

Apesar desse esforço, o site esteve envolvido em polêmicas – identificou Taiwan como Taiwan (a China considera o país uma província rebelde) e inicialmente localizou os casos confirmados de coronavirus dentro do cruzeiro de luxo Diamond Princess, que estava em quarentena no Japão, no meio dos Estados Unidos.

“As implicações geopolíticas têm sido estressantes e perturbadoras. Só quero relatar os dados que serão os mais úteis e adequados para as pessoas que estão tentando obter acesso a eles. O vírus não se importa com as fronteiras”, diz.

Segundo Gardner, com a automatização completa do site, ela e sua equipe estão concentrados em fazer outros tipos de pesquisa.

“Quase 90% dos meus interesses e esforços estão concentrados na modelagem matemática em torno dessa doença. Estamos fazendo uma avaliação de risco em tempo real do que está acontecendo nos Estados Unidos, com o objetivo de fornecer esses resultados aos formuladores de políticas públicas”, diz.

Gardner diz acreditar que o trabalho vai continuar “por pelo menos mais alguns meses”

“Estamos fazendo isso desde janeiro. Largamos todo o resto do laboratório. E provavelmente será assim por pelo menos mais alguns meses. E acho que acompanharemos o surto por um ano. Portanto, estamos nos esforçando 110%, com certeza”, conclui.

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Japan’s Two Shipbuilding Giants to Form JV in October | Brazil Modal

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The new company, Nihon Shipyard, will be 51 per cent owned by Imabari and 49 per cent by JMU.

With its headquarters in Chiyoda, Tokyo, and a workforce of around 500 people, the yard will be established with a capital of about JPY 100 million (USD 924,100), the duo said in a statement.

Moreover, under the agreement, Imabari would take over the newly issued shares of JMU.

The JV is seen as an attempt to boost Japanese shipbuilding presence globally and compete against Chinese, South Korean and European rivals.

However, Imabari has no plans to merge with JMU at the moment, Imabari President Yukito Higaki said at a press conference held on March 27, according to nippon.com.

 

Source: World Maritime News

Fonte: http://brazilmodal.com.br/2015/internacional/japans-two-shipbuilding-giants-to-form-jv-in-october/

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CBS board approves foreign exchange support to domestic market

The Central Bank of Seychelles will use foreign exchange from the country’s international reserves for the unmet demand of recent days.

This was approved by the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) board during an extraordinary meeting held yesterday.

This decision has been taken in view of a notable reduction in foreign exchange inflows due to the COVID-19 pandemic – a situation which has given rise to instances where demand for foreign exchange has not been fully met in the past week. It is predicted that the situation pertaining to the supply of foreign exchange will persist over an uncertain period.

As Seychelles has a free-floating exchange rate regime, the CBS expects an adjustment in the exchange rate, which should translate in a reduction in demand for foreign exchange, as the economy adapts to this reality.

The CBS will continue to monitor the market and stands ready to ensure the orderly functioning of the foreign exchange market.

 

Source: Central Bank of Seychelles

 

Fonte: http://nation.sc/articles/4232/cbs-board-approves-foreign-exchange-support-to-domestic-market

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Georgia ports adds new container storage space | Brazil Modal

GPA recently added container slots totaling nearly 5,000TEU of space to its operation. By mid-April, more than 6,000TEU of capacity will go into service, for a total of 11,130TEU of new container stacking space. These additions will increase Savannah’s annual capacity by 400,000TEU, for a new total capacity of 6 million TEU per year.

“From time to time, spikes in demand occur because of new customer needs or other factors impacting the global supply chain. Through the Authority’s steady investment in capacity, GPA is able to handle unexpected surges in container yard demand, whatever the cause,” said GPA Board Chairman Will McKnight.

Fonte: http://brazilmodal.com.br/2015/internacional/georgia-ports-adds-new-container-storage-space/

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India agrees to export 3.75 mln tonnes of sugar 2019-20: Trade body

NEW DELHI: Indian mills have agreed contracts to export 3.75 million tonnes of sugar since the current marketing season began on Oct. 1, a leading trade body said on Monday.

Of the 3.75 million tonnes, mills have already shipped out 2.86 million tonnes of the sweetener, Praful Vithalani, president of the All India Sugar Trade Association, told Reuters.

India’s top four sugar export destinations were are Iran, Somalia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, Vithalani said.

Fonte: https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/india-agrees-to-export-3-75-mln-tonnes-of-sugar-2019-20-trade-body/articleshow/75006761.cms

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APMT Poti gets land usage permit green light | Brazil Modal

APMT Poti notes that this is merely the start of the process with the second stage including an Environmental Impact Study and detailed project documentation, which will also require the close co-operation of the government to assure that the timeline for this project stays on schedule.

APMT Poti also emphasised the critical role of government in the third and final stage of the permit process, finding an optimal solution for access to the port during the construction and eventual operational stage for the benefit of the logistics providers and the overall supply chain.

Fonte: http://brazilmodal.com.br/2015/internacional/apmt-poti-gets-land-usage-permit-green-light/

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Canberra to push China to ban wildlife meat trade

“What we have seen around the world, people tragically dying, families not being able to give their loved ones funerals. It has been a terrible time,” Mr Wood said.

“Wet markets have been the origin of viruses such as SARS and more than likely COVID-19. We need to protect human lives and crack down on the incredible cruelty to wildlife that occurs in these places.”

‘We need to protect human lives and crack down on the incredibly cruelty to wildlife that occurs in these places.’

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday that Australia had “to be quite strident” through international bodies, including the World Health Organisation, to deal with the “quite serious world health risks” of wet markets.

The markets are common across much of Asia and home to small stall holders who sell fresh produce, seafood and the same meats found in Western butcher shops. Some also sell meat from wild animals that are stored live before being killed.

Mr Wood was among the first Coalition MPs to condemn live animal trade at wet markets last month and has faced calls for his resignation from Labor over what one MP labelled as “fear mongering”.

Labor’s spokesperson on multicultural affairs Andrew Giles said at the time Mr Wood should be working to “unite Australians” and that the remarks were inappropriate, offensive and could undermine public health efforts.

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood wants the trade in wildlife to end.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

Mr Wood said many of the initial sufferers of the virus were reported to have worked in live animal markets in Wuhan.

He said the practices of wet markets should be “condemned” and live animal trading shut down.

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“I have been a voice for wildlife whether here or across the world, and I will not be called a racist for condemning wet markets, whether it be in China, in Wuhan or anywhere else.”

Former foreign minister Bob Carr also said China needed to give assurances it had banned the trade of wild animal meat.

Professor Deborah Cao, a expert in Chinese wildlife protection laws at Griffith University, said the Chinese government had banned transporting, selling and eating wildlife in February, making it unnecessary to ban wet markets altogether.

“That will backfire, people will resent it,” Professor Cao said. “Most people are legitimately going to go and buy fresh produce.”

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Wet markets play an important role in giving locals access to fresh food in a similar way to farmers’ markets in Australia, said Professor Cao, who is an advocate of the ban on wild animal meat.

The Chinese government is still considering exactly which animals are “wild” and ought to be banned but some cities and provinces are already implementing their own bans, including Shenzhen, a city near Hong Kong, which enacted its ban on Friday. The ban also extends to the consumption of cats and dogs.

Professor Cao cautioned that even with a ban, the main issue was enforcement.

“China’s existing wildlife protection laws are most often not enforced,” she said.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said while wet markets with wildlife posed a risk of sparking new viruses, shutting them would not help with COVID-19.

“In terms of this particular virus, COVID-19, really that jump from animals to humans has already occurred, so the risk is really in large numbers of humans coming together rather than markets at this point,” Dr Kelly said.

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Fonte: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/canberra-to-push-china-to-ban-wildlife-meat-trade-20200404-p54h2x.html

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Lines slash 20% of Asia-Europe capacity | Brazil Modal

Shipping lines operating on the trades between Asia and Europe have announced 45 blank sailings within the last week with the 2M Alliance cutting its AE2/Swan and AE20/Dragon services, by itself the equivalent of 21% of the capacity on the routes.

Danish consultancy Sea-Intelligence in its weekly bulletin said the 2M Alliance’s announcement will take in the whole of the second quarter the Swan and Dragon services, though the alliance offered a caveat that should demand return earlier than expected then the lines could revise the schedules again.

“Given the short notice as well as extended duration, this can only be seen as a reflection in a similar sharp decline in both active and expected booking activity from their customers. It should therefore be expected that this week will see a further rapid escalation in the amount of blank sailings both by other carriers as well as in other trade lanes,” said Sea-Intelligence.

The Danish consultancy added that the decline in demand has led to a drop off in bookings and that the substantial fall in bookings will mean cancellations. This situation will inevitably lead to a reconfiguring of supply chains, but it is unclear how long this period will last so any new arrangements will necessarily “all be ad hoc,” said Sea-Intelligence.

 

Source:  Container – News – Nick Savvides

Fonte: http://brazilmodal.com.br/2015/internacional/310335/

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U.S. Trade Gap Narrowed in February as Coronavirus Spread

WASHINGTON—The U.S. trade deficit in goods narrowed sharply in February, as the spread of the novel coronavirus disrupted international trade flows.

The foreign-trade gap in goods and services contracted 12.2% from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted $39.93 billion in February, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

That was the smallest…

Fonte: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-trade-gap-narrowed-in-february-as-coronavirus-spread-11585831480

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