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As if it were a day of peak summer heat, a large area of ​​the country had records of over 30 degrees Celsius. See a tip for health!

The heat wave was observed over a wide area, from Kyushu to Tokai, on Tuesday (8).

According to the AMJ-Japan Meteorological Agency, the highest temperature in the country was observed in Hamamatsu (Shizuoka), on Tuesday afternoon. The benchmark was 34,3°C.

In Kyushu provinces, such as Oita, Fukuoka, Yamaguchi and Kumamoto, temperatures in the range of 33 to 34 degrees Celsius were found.

Tajimi (Gifu) and Kuwana (Mie) also entered the ranking, in 6th and 7th places, with 33,5 and 33,4°C. In Toyota (Aichi) the thermometers marked 33,2ºC, taking 10th place.

At 13pm the heat reached its peak in Nagoia, with 32,4ºC. It took a jump of less than 25 degrees in the morning to the 32nd range.

When the high temperature is prolonged during the day and night, there is a high risk of hyperthermia, so care is required.

The heat is forecast to continue on Wednesday (9), from Kyushu to Kanto.

The tip is to try to do a light physical exercise to get your body used to perspiring. Sweating helps regulate your internal temperature, so it's important.

Source: ANN 

Published in Health

By early Tuesday night many websites in the US and Japan were down.

The web pages of Japanese and foreign government agencies, major media and online shopping were temporarily unavailable around 19:8 on Tuesday (XNUMX).

They were from the British government, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as the Japanese ministries.

Regarding the media, in addition to large foreign companies such as the New York Times, CNN, BBC, Guardian, Financial Times and Le Monde of France, it has become temporarily impossible to connect to the Yomiuri Shimbun, Nikkei Shimbun, ABEMA and other websites of the Japan.

Also, Amazon, Rakuten and Mercari also had problems, as people were unable to open their respective pages.

According to Fastly, an American provider of cloud computing services, a cyber attack was not the cause of the crash at around 19:XNUMX in Japan.

Approximately two and a half hours later, he declared, "We have confirmed the recovery of all services and we have resolved the problem." The New York Times would have quickly recovered by switching to another distribution service.

The failure that occurred this time is related to a technical problem caused by the service configuration.

Fastly develops a service to display content on the website at high speed around the world, and is often used by major media companies.

Sources: News Digest, Asahi and NHK

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Senator Simone Tebet (MDB-MS) said on Tuesday, 6, she believed that the document used by the government of Jair Bolsonaro to refute allegations of irregularities in the purchase of the Indian vaccine Covaxin was falsified. To Covid's Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (CPI), Tebet identified 24 errors in the so-called “invoice” (an invoice with payment data) presented by Minister Onyx Lorenzoni on June 23, when he threatened to sue the complainants.

PDF document.

With an image of the document, Tebet pointed out spelling errors, English errors and lack of information in the invoice that would have been sent by Need Medicines to the Ministry of Health, for the purchase of Covaxin, in March of this year. “There is clear proof of falsehood of a private document. We are talking about an ideological falsehood formulated by someone”, said the senator.

Among the errors pointed out by Tebet are the mismatched brand and logo of the company –“they are not aligned in some points, as if it were an assembly”–; English errors such as “prince” instead of “price”; “airpor” and not “airport” (airport); mixture of Portuguese and English, what the senator called “Portinglês”; difference in the number of vaccine doses from one field to another; lack of bank details and signatures/authorizations.

The document was released for the first time by the Ministry of Health, Luis Ricardo Miranda, and his brother, Deputy Luis Miranda (DEM-DF), as proof that there was an irregularity in the purchase of Covaxin. In the version presented by the two, the "invoice" provided for advance payment of R$ 45 million for 3 million doses of Covaxin, which was not provided for in the contract signed between the Ministry of Health and Need Medicines, intermediary of the business. Under the agreement, payment will only be made after Brazil receives the vaccine, which has not yet occurred.

Another point raised by the brothers is that the company receiving the payment is Madison Biotech, an offshore company headquartered in Singapore that is not included in the contract. According to Necessidade, the company is linked to the Indian laboratory Bharat Biothec, manufacturer of Covaxin.

On June 23, Onyx and the advisor to the Civil House and former executive secretary of Health, Colonel Élcio Franco, made a statement at the Palácio do Planalto in which they accused the Ministry of Health server and his deputy brother of forging the document to suggest irregularities. According to Franco and Lorenzoni, the government had received two versions of the invoice, but none of them corresponded to the one presented by the Miranda brothers. The document presented by the brothers, however, is in the Ministry of Health's system.

“How come no one sees a bogus document like this, a document presented by Onyx and Elcio, photographed by us and the press?”, said the senator.

The Ministry of Health closed a purchase contract for 20 million doses of the immunizing agent on February 25 this year for a total amount of R$1,6 billion. Each dose will cost US$ 15, the highest value among the immunizing agents purchased by Pasta.

During the CPI session, the senator questioned whether Madison had produced a document “with so many errors in English”. “There are so many errors pointed out – 'of' which is not common, it usually has an apostrophe; the wrong corrected airport name; Brazil with “z”; and airport in Portuguese”, he pointed out.

According to her, the most serious error was related to the number of doses. The quantity expressed in the invoice was different in two document fields. “The doses they put there are 300 boxes with 16 ampoules each, each ampoule is enough for one dose. If I were to multiply by this, what Brazil would have to receive is 4,8 million doses and not 3 million, as it is here,” he said. "It is a document that says that Brazil will now receive 4,8 million doses of the vaccine, which will now receive 3 million doses."

Wanted by the report to explain the errors pointed out by the senator, Onyx and the Ministry of Health did not respond to questions.

See the errors pointed out by Simone Tebet.

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