1411: Norgay

Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak

3h 19m
December 26th, 2021
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Executive Producers: Kevin Fisher, Scott Bagwell, Doug Salmon, Anonymous, Anonymous, David Arell, Becky CHINNI, Dreb Scott, Duke of the Southern California MegaRegion, Nicole McCarter, Sir Zonz AKA Rolando Gonzalez, Dame Sara, Maya & Alice, Charity Jennings - Dame Charity the Wise Wizard, Oztunan, Erinn Shaw, Joshua Blakeman, Caitlin Greene

Associate Executive Producers: Jake Stowe - SIR JAKE THE SNAKE OF BITTER LAKE, Tony & Metta, Don Myers, Jennifer Gardner, Katie Chopper, Sir Phil of the Bluegrass, Erin Patterson, Sir Ever of the What, Raymond Samori, James Dozier

Cover Artist: Dame Kenny-Ben

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Don't Look Up
Clearly Climate change, message misses because of covid
Omicron
Mandates and Boosters
4Chan Trump Vaccine Theory
Trump was always Deep Sate
Meant to divide the country
Take the blame for the vax when people figure it out
Allow Hillary to Swoop in
Israel May Give 4th Dose of Covid Shot, Despite Experts' Doubts - The New York Times
Some scientists warn that too many shots might actually harm the body’s ability to fight the Covid-19 virus. But Israeli experts say there isn’t time to wait.
iHeart Radio Vaccine Mandate
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You may have seen news about recently issued New York City, New York State
and Federal mandates on vaccinations and masks in the workplace. To comply
with these mandates, we are instituting the following policy for
employees *working
in our New York City offices*. Note that the requirements for the Federal
OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which applies to employers with
100 or more workers, remain fluid however, as of right now and until
further notice, we are required to comply with the ETS.
*Vaccinations*
Effective *Monday, December 27*, all employees, and contractors working in
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Americas or any other New York City offsite location that includes
co-workers or members of the public, *will be required to submit proof of
having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine*. Partially
vaccinated employees must become fully vaccinated within 45 days of the
date they submitted proof of the first dose.
After that date -- with limited exceptions for a quick and limited purpose
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VAERS
Ivermectin
Paxlovid Do not take with Fentanyl
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Sorry for the back to back emails, but please see the hilariously long list of drugs this treatment shouldn’t be paired with. Starting on page 9. There is also
mention of Renal Impairment, which is kidney failure or history of shouldn’t take this therapy.
The most notable I thought was fentanyl.
Thanks as always for the deconstructed news.
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Great Reset
The Sinister Convergence of Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset with the Vatican and Liberation Theology | New Eastern Outlook
What is not well-known is the fact that the inspiration for Schwab’s dystopian plans comes from a Catholic bishop whom he met in Brazil in the 1970’s. That bishop links Schwab’s vast globalist network with the powerful political influence of the present Pope Francis.
Far from a traditional Catholic priest, this bishop was known as the “Red Bishop” and endorsed Castro’s Cuba model, as well as the Mao Cultural Revolution in which millions of Chinese were killed or destroyed in a purge of the enemies of Mao. His name was Archbishop Dom Helder Camara of Brazil, the leading early figure spreading the Church movement known as “Liberation Theology” during the 1960s and 1970s.
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In November 2020, Pope Francis declared that a new “social justice” is needed, and that private ownership is not something obvious in Christianity: “Let us build the new social justice and admit that the Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute and immovable,” said Francis. He does not elaborate.
In October, 2020 the pope issued an encyclical letter, Fratelli Tutti, in which he went after private property. He wrote, “Business abilities, which are a gift from God, should always be clearly directed to the development of others and to the elimination of poverty…” He declared, “The right to private property is always accompanied by the primary and prior principle of the subordination of all private property to the universal destination of the earth´s goods, and thus the right of all to their use.”
This is remarkably similar to what Schwab of the WEF writes in his 2020 book, The Great Reset, where he states, “First and foremost, the post-pandemic era will usher in a period of massive wealth redistribution, from the rich to the poor and from capital to labour.” Schwab claims that the era of free market neoliberalism is over and major Government intervention is needed to enact “sustainable” environmental policies.
Climate Change
Europe’s Industrial Firms Flash Warning on Energy Costs - WSJ
A major aluminum smelter in Dunkirk has reduced output while zinc operations in northern France plan to shut in response to high power prices
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Erik Van der Plaats : @Prik_Spijt Het is een kwestie van geduld en rug recht houden. Die club heeft zijn langste tijd gehad. Hoogmoed komt ten val of zoiets.
Sun Dec 26 13:32:47 +0000 2021
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Werner Cornette : @Prik_Spijt Lijkt me een deap fake video. Kan iemand de echtheid bevestigen?
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VIDEO - WATCH: McDonald's Worker Speechless When Surprised with Car
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 12:27
A local news crew is helping an anonymous man give $1 million to deserving neighbors in Idaho, and one of them is a woman named Glenda.
She is a hard-working, genuine person who left her family in El Salvador years ago to come to the United States alone. She eventually married and had two children and has worked two jobs to support them, East Idaho News reported Wednesday.
Glenda has been caring for her children alone for four years and opened a business called Las Pupusas in Idaho Falls. However, she was forced to close it because of construction nearby and the coronavirus pandemic.
She later found work at McDonald's and her shift is every day, starting at 5:00 a.m. and ending at 1:00 p.m. She makes sure her children have what they need and never voices any complaints about her situation.
The outlet's Nate Eaton recently went to the McDonald's to surprise Glenda, who also works additional jobs, with a reliable vehicle.
Other gifts included a $100 gift card to the movie theater to enjoy time with her children, $400 in gift cards to local restaurants, and a $1,000 check.
''That $1,000 check is going to pay for the taxes and insurance and the registration on this car,'' Eaton said before going inside to meet Glenda, who was surprised to see him there.
''Oh, thank you,'' she said while opening the small boxes of presents. But the moment Eaton showed her the car key, she was speechless.
She and the news crew walked outside to find the car parked near the door, and Glenda wiped away tears of joy as she sat in it and put the key in the ignition.
When she asked why she was being given so much, Eaton said, ''Because Secret Santa loves you.''
Glenda said thank you again and Eaton told her, ''Absolutely. He said to let you know that he cares about you and he wishes you and your kids a very happy Christmas.''
VIDEO - NY could STILL be axed over staff shortages even if Omicron milder, UK health chief warns | Daily Mail Online
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 12:17
What were the key findings of the UKHSA report on Omicron? Omicron is between 50 and 70 per cent less likely to cause hospital admission than DeltaThe new strain is also between 31 and 45 per cent less likely to result in A&E attendanceImmunity to symptomatic disease from boosters drops off between 15 and 20 per cent more 10 days after a jabBut experts predict immunity to severe disease and hospitalisation will last longer from boostersOmicron causes more reinfections than Delta, with 9.5 per cent of all cases in people who had previously had the virus Of the 132 hospital patients who were infected with Omicron as of December 20, 17 had received a booster vaccine, 74 people had two doses and 27 people were not vaccinated.New Year celebrations could be axed to stave off staff shortages and protect the vulnerable even if hospitalisations stay low, a health chief warned today.
Jenny Harries, head of the UK Health Security Agency, said the 'impact on society' of Omicron will be crucial despite mounting evidence that it is generally milder than the Delta strain.
Dr Harries pointed to the 'very high' levels of absence among workers, with an extraordinary one in 35 having contracted the variant in London.
And she cautioned that it is still not clear whether the new version of the disease will be milder for older people, or how long people who do have to go to hospital will need to stay.
Asked whether ministers will be able to make a decision on Monday about whether restrictions will be needed before December 31, Dr Harries told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'Ministers will look at all of the data that we have available '' and that isn't simply what the epidemiology is saying, it's how it's impacting society.
'So, for example, we have very high rates of individuals off sick '' we know that particularly in London, around one in 35 have currently got Omicron.
'Now that's having an impact on the workforce. So these are not simply about hospitalisation rates.'
The comments came as Boris Johnson released his Christmas message, warning that 'Omicron is surging' and the pandemic is far from over.
The PM hailed the way that people have been flocking to get boosters, suggesting they are honouring Jesus by getting jabbed 'not just for themselves... but for friends and family and everyone we meet'.
'That, after all, is the teaching of Jesus Christ, whose birth is at the heart of this enormous festival, that we should love our neighbours as we love ourselves,' Mr Johnson said.
It has emerged that a fourth jab could be rolled out early to millions of Britons after a new study showed protection against Omicron wanes within three months of a booster.
People infected with the contagious variant are 70 per cent less likely to end up in hospital, an official analysis of real-world cases has confirmed.
But the analysis from the UKHSA also reveals that immunity from boosters fades more quickly against Omicron compared to Delta.
Those who received two AstraZeneca doses, plus a Pfizer or Moderna booster, have 60 per cent protection against Omicron for two to weeks after the third jab.
But after ten weeks, it drops to 35 per cent for Pfizer and 45 per cent for Moderna.
The figures are further prompting officials to consider speeding up the rollout of the fourth jab to ward off a future surge in cases among those who have already received boosters.
Daily Covid cases spiked again yesterday, with hospitalisations rising by a fifth in a week amid warnings from scientists that the UK is still in the 'danger zone'.
Cases hit a high for the second day running, with 119,789 reported in 24 hours '-- up 35 per cent on last Thursday and putting a dampener on hopes that the variant could be less devastating than initially feared.
Latest hospitalisations ticked up to 1,004, marking the first time they had reached four figures since early November.
Another 147 Covid deaths were recorded which was barely a change from last week, but these are lagging indicators because of the time taken for someone who catches the virus to fall severely ill. There were 16,817 further cases of Omicron confirmed, bringing the total to 90,906.
As the UK prepares to celebrate a second Christmas in the shadow of the pandemic:
NHS England announced third jabs will be given out today, on Christmas Day and on Boxing Day, with around 200,000 appointments for a third dose still available across the country over the festive period, in a bid to slow down the infection rate; Britain failed to reach the Government's target of dishing out 1million booster shots again, with only 840,000 third doses received; MailOnline analysis of NHS figures showed two-thirds of new Covid hospital patients in England were actually admitted for a different ailment; Office for National Statistics (ONS) data found 1.37million people were carrying the virus on any given day during the week up to December 16 '-- an all-time record; Omicron might need to be 90 per cent milder than Delta to avoid the NHS coming under unsustainable pressure, SAGE has warned despite studies showing the strain is 45 per cent weaker; Vital services across London are suffering a staffing crisis due to the variant - with staff absences more than tripling this month, one in seven doctors off sick and 500 Transport for workers absent; The Covid surge in South Africa appears to be fading after just a month, in a promising sign that Britain's wave could be short-lived. Jenny Harries (right), head of the UK Health Security Agency, said the 'impact on society' of Omicron will be crucial despite mounting evidence that it is generally milder than the Delta strain. The comments came as Boris Johnson (left) released his Christmas message, warning that 'Omicron is surging' and the pandemic is far from over
A fourth jab is set to be rolled out early to millions of Britons after a new study showed protection against Omicron wanes within three months of a booster. Pictured: Shona McCauley receives a booster vaccine from Alex Iheanacho at Elland Road in Leeds
A UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) report became the fourth study to show the new strain causes less severe illness, suggesting the variant is between 50 and 70 per cent less likely to cause hospital admission and up to 45 per cent less likely to result in a person going to A&E
Booster rollout to carry on over ChristmasPeople will be able to get a Covid booster vaccine on Christmas Day, NHS England has announced as part of increased efforts to top-up protection against the Omicron variant.
The rollout will carry on during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, with around 200,000 appointments for a third dose still available across the country over the festive period.
The health service said its 'jingle jab' campaign will see NHS staff and volunteers administer doses at scores of local vaccination sites including town halls and local pharmacies.
NHS England advised booking in advance but said there will be options available for people without appointments across the country, including in Eastbourne, Hartlepool, Croydon and Dewsbury.
Experts have warned that while a first or second dose can help, only boosters provide the maximum level of protection against Omicron.
Dr Emily Lawson, head of the NHS Covid vaccination programme, said: 'We've seen record after record broken in the run-up to the festive season and I want to thank every NHS staff member and volunteer whose goodwill and determination to protect their communities will keep the booster rollout going this Christmas weekend.
'This Christmas, before sitting down to your dinner with your family, I would encourage anyone not already boosted to come forward, book an appointment and get the gift of a jab.'
The push over the festive period comes after a bumper weekend of 1.5 million doses and a record-breaking week for booster jabs. On Wednesday, 1.06 million vaccines were administered, the highest number ever - 968,665 of which were top-up doses.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid paid tribute to NHS staff and volunteers giving up their time with family and friends to help the booster rollout over Christmas.
He said: 'Thank-you for everything that you've done and everything that you're doing - this Christmas and all year round.
'You continue to be the very best of us - you achieve phenomenal things and I'm proud to call you colleagues.'
NHS England chief Amanda Pritchard praised the 'extraordinary team effort' of health service staff in the face of Omicron.
'I know it is a worrying time professionally and personally for everyone, and that many colleagues are drained after such a gruelling period,' she said.
'The NHS is nothing without its incredible staff. This time, thanks to NHS staff and volunteers, we are armed with the protection offered by first, second and booster doses.'
The Government report from the UKHSA revealed yesterday that Omicron is up to 70 per cent less likely to cause hospital admission than Delta - though SAGE warned it may need to be 90 per cent milder to avoid the NHS coming under unsustainable pressure.
It also found that the new strain is 31 to 45 per cent less likely to result in A&E attendance.
The UK Health Security Agency says its early findings are 'encouraging' but the variant could still lead to large numbers of people in hospital.
The analysis is based on all cases of Omicron and Delta in the UK since the start of November, including 132 people admitted to hospital with the variant. There have also been 14 deaths in people within 28 days of catching Omicron.
Officials said the decline in vaccine protection against Omicron was only visible in mild symptomatic cases, The Times reported. Researchers expect protection against serious illness to last longer.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said it is 'watching the situation very closely' according to health officials.
Meanwhile a senior government source told The Times there is 'flexibility' to run another booster campaign when necessary and protection rates will be monitored.
The source added: 'There is obviously the possibility that we will need to have another round in much the same way we do with flu.'
Israel and Germany are already planning to introduce fourth vaccines after initial data suggested it would help the most vulnerable, while professor Danny Altmann from Imperial College said another booster is 'pretty well inevitable'.
The new study shows that for those who received two Pfizer jabs, effectiveness against Omicron is around 70 per cent after a Pfizer booster, which drops to 45 per cent after 10 weeks.
But a Moderna booster on top of two initial Pfizer doses pushes effectiveness up to 75 per cent for nine weeks.
In more positive news, Thursday's government report sparked fresh hope that a New Year lockdown can be avoided after it was revealed Omicron is up to 70 per cent less likely to cause hospital admission than Delta.
The agency's findings are consistent with studies by Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh, offering a more optimistic figure for reduced severity, but experts warned the strain does cause a steeper drop-off in immunity ten days after a booster vaccine.
In his Christmas message, the PM urged people across the UK to get their booster jabs, describing it as a 'wonderful' gift to their families.
He said in the video: 'Though the time for buying presents is theoretically running out, there is still a wonderful thing you can give your family and the whole country, and that is to get that jab, whether it is your first or second, or your booster.
'So that next year's festivities are even better than this year's.'
He also described a Covid vaccine as 'an invisible and invaluable present'.
The Prime Minister added: 'We have been getting that vaccination that protects us and stops us infecting others.
'And I hope I can be forgiven for taking pride in the immense spirit of neighbourliness that the people of this country have shown.
'Getting jabbed not just for themselves, for ourselves, but for friends and family and everyone we meet.
'And that, after all, is the teaching of Jesus Christ, whose birth is at the heart of this enormous festival, that we should love our neighbours as we love ourselves.
'And so let's think of all those who are being good neighbours and thinking of others.
'All those in the NHS working over Christmas, our care workers, everyone involved in the incredible vaccination campaign.'
Health Secretary Sajid Javid hailed the evidence from the UKHSA - the fourth study to show the strain causes less severe illness.
Mr Javid said the emerging findings on severity were 'encouraging' after Downing Street confirmed that there will be no more announcements on toughening rules until next week.
But he stressed that the rapid spread of the variant will still pose a serious threat and huge numbers of cases would mean 'significant hospitalisations'.
Mr Johnson is leaving Britons in peace for a few days exhorting them 'to take extra care to protect yourselves and your families' during festive gatherings.
However, ministers are once again caught between the demands of scientific and medical advisors for caution, and businesses and Tories who want to keep the economy running.
MPs and the hospitality industry are calling for immediate clarity that there will not be more restrictions over the New Year period '-- which could be make or break for many bars and restaurants after a wave of cancellations in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, scientists have cautioned that Omicron still poses a serious threat to the NHS because it is so fast-spreading. Professor Andrew Hayward, a SAGE member, warned this morning that the picture is unclear for elderly people and pressure on the NHS is 'just going to get worse'.
There has been speculation that Mr Johnson could stop short of a confrontation with his lockdown-sceptic MPs '-- and ministers '-- by issuing guidance rather than bringing in legal curbs. Even if a Parliament recall was announced on Boxing Day it would still be difficult to conduct a vote and then bring in further curbs before the end of the week.
According to analysis by the UKHSA of 132 hospital patients who were infected with Omicron as of December 20, the risk of hospital admission for an identified case with the variant is reduced compared with a case of DeltaGraph shows: The number of Omicron cases admitted to hospital after attending A&E
Data suggests protection against symptoms starts to wane by between 15 and 25 per cent, 10 weeks after booster vaccination. Graph shows: Vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic Covid with Delta (black square) and Omicron (grey circle) after two AztraZeneca doses and either a Pfizer (middle) or Moderna (right) booster dose over time
Omicron is believed to be infecting more people who have previously had Covid, with 9.5 per cent of people with the variant having had it before. Graph shows: The rate of reinfection (blue line) versus first infection (red line) over time
While booster numbers have risen in the past week No10's goal of delivering a-million boosters-a-day has remained frustratingly out of reach
A growing proportion of Covid patients in London's hospitals are actually being treated for a different ailment. Currently 25 per cent of 'Covid patients' originally went to hospital for a different reason, only later testing positive for the virus compared to 17 per cent a fortnight ago
UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) national flu and Covid surveillance report shows cases doubled in more than a fifth of England's local authorities during the week ending December 19. Map shows: The percentage change in infection rates in areas across England in the weeks ending December 12 (left) and 19 (right)
NHS pressure 'might be unsustainable' unless Omicron is 90% milder' Omicron might need to be 90 per cent milder than Delta to avoid the NHS coming under unsustainable pressure, SAGE has warned despite studies showing the strain is 45 per cent weaker.
In minutes published on Thursday, No10's top scientists said if Omicron doubles every two days - like modelling estimates - there could still be thousands of hospitalisations this winter even if the strain is slightly weaker.
This could only be avoided, they said, with more curbs, 'significant behaviour change', or if the variant cut the risk of severe disease by 90 per cent.
The meeting took place on December 20, and it was possible that the scientists had not seen an Imperial College London study released yesterday showing Omicron was 45 per cent less likely to cause severe disease.
The minutes read: 'In the absence of further interventions or significant behaviour change, intrinsic severity would need to be greatly reduced (by around 90 per cent) for hospitalisations to not reach the levels of previous peaks unless the wave peaks early for other reasons.'
Gloomy SAGE estimates have repeatedly come under fire in recent days, after the committee suggested deaths could peak at 6,000 this winter. Last year they reached 1,300 at the peak.
It comes after three major studies in England, Scotland and South Africa confirmed Omicron is milder than Delta and far less likely to put someone in hospital.
One paper by 'Professor Lockdown' Neil Ferguson found the mutant strain was up to 45 per cent less likely to lead to hospitalisation than Delta, based on 300,000 people in England.
According to analysis by the UKHSA of 132 hospital patients who were infected with Omicron as of December 20, the risk of hospital admission for an identified case with the variant is reduced compared with a case of Delta.
Scientists said there appears to be a biological difference between Omicron and Delta which could be behind the new variant's reduced severity.
Laboratory tests found the variant replicates better in the upper airways than in the deeper tissue of the lungs, which could be behind its greater transmissibility but lower severity.
Of those admitted to hospital, 17 had received a booster vaccine, 74 people had two doses and 27 people were not vaccinated.
Omicron is believed to be infecting more people who have previously had Covid, with 9.5 per cent of people with the variant having had it before.
Vaccination is also believed to give less protection against Omicron, although a booster jab provides more protection against symptomatic disease compared with the first two doses alone.
Data suggests protection against symptoms starts to wane by between 15 and 25 per cent, 10 weeks after booster vaccination.
Experts do not yet know how well vaccines protect against hospitalisation or severe illness with the variant, but suggest immunity will not drop off as steeply for either measure.
Dr Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UKHSA, said: 'Our latest analysis shows an encouraging early signal that people who contract the Omicron variant may be at a relatively lower risk of hospitalisation than those who contract other variants.
'However, it should be noted both that this is early data and more research is required to confirm these findings.
'Cases are currently very high in the UK, and even a relatively low proportion requiring hospitalisation could result in a significant number of people becoming seriously ill.
'The best way that you can protect yourself is to come forward for your first two doses of vaccine, or your booster jab and do everything you can to stop onward transmission of the infection.'
The agency has also warned that Omicron's faster rate of transmission than Delta may mean that a large number of people are likely to require hospital admission, leading to a large amount of pressure on the NHS.
Mr Javid said: 'This new UKHSA data on Omicron is promising - while two doses of the vaccine aren't enough, we know boosters offer significant protection against the variant and early evidence suggests this strain may be less severe than Delta.
'However, cases of the variant continue to rise at an extraordinary rate - already surpassing the record daily number in the pandemic. Hospital admissions are increasing, and we cannot risk the NHS being overwhelmed.
Hopes are high for a happy New Year! New Year's Eve celebrations are likely to be free from legally-binding coronavirus curbs, sources revealed last night - as Boris Johnson used his Christmas message to reiterate a plea for people to get booster jabs.
Despite fears that England would follow in the footsteps of Scotland and Wales by announcing harsher restrictions for the end of the year, families now may be able to start planning ways to ring in 2022.
Multiple sources said last night that time was running out to recall Parliament, with the Government vowing to give MPs a vote if more stringent measures are needed over the Christmas recess. Preliminary data has not yet been sufficient to justify further curbs, however.
Ministers remain anxious that hospital admissions are rising and the transmissibility of Omicron could lead to the NHS being overwhelmed. But they have been buoyed by studies suggesting the variant is less severe than previous coronavirus strains.
Last night a Cabinet source said that 'with every day that goes by, it becomes less likely' that Parliament will be recalled before New Year's Eve.
They said that with the post-Christmas bank holidays and 48-hour delay to recalling Parliament, it was 'possible' but unlikely that MPs would be ordered back.
'Especially considering the amount of time needed for internal decisions to be made in Government before a recall is made,' they added.
Another said: 'Colleagues would not vote in our favour if we cut short their Christmas break.'
'This is early-stage analysis and we continue to monitor the data hour by hour. It is still too early to determine next steps, so please stay cautious this Christmas and get your booster as soon as possible to protect yourself and your loved ones.'
It comes after Professor Neil Ferguson '-- who just last week warned there could be up to 5,000 daily Omicron deaths in the UK '-- said the country's fourth wave will be 'nothing like what we seen last year, with ICUs overflowing with patients' on the back of the new findings.
His team at Imperial College London found that overall, Britons who catch Omicron are between 15 and 20 per cent less likely to be admitted than those who get Delta.
But the real-world analysis, of more than 300,000 people between December 1 and 14, found the chance of having to stay in the NHS overnight was even lower, with a reduced risk of between 40 and 45 per cent.
The findings are believed to have contributed to Mr Johnson holding off Christmas restrictions despite record case numbers '-- with 106,122 positive tests reported on Wednesday.
Venues are desperate to know whether they will be allowed to open on what is a crucial day of trading, especially after weeks of devastation caused by the Omicron variant.
Mr Javid said the early findings on severity were 'good, that's encouraging news'. But he stressed it was 'not very clear' how much milder the variant is yet.
'We do know with Omicron that it does spread a lot more quickly, it is a lot more infectious than Delta, so any advantage gained from reduced risk of hospitalisation needs to be set against that.
'If a much smaller percentage of people are at risk of hospitalisation, if that is a smaller percentage of a much larger number, there could still be significant hospitalisation.'
Mr Javid confirmed the government is not planning any further announcements this week.
'Despite the caution that we are all taking, people should enjoy their Christmases with their families and their friends '' of course, remain cautious,' he said.
'We will keep the situation under review. We are learning more all the time as we have done from this new data.
'We will keep analysing that data and if we need to do anything more we will, but nothing more is going to happen before Christmas.'
The wait-and-seen approach in England contrasts sharply with the rest of the UK, with tensions rising between Westminster and the devolved administrations over funding for bailouts.
Wales has banned large New Year's Eve celebrations and said nightclubs must close. In Scotland, hospitality has been hampered by rules which limit serving alcohol to table service only from December 27.
And in Northern Ireland, Stormont ministers agreed a series of restrictions due to come into force on Boxing Day, including the closure of nightclubs, and guidance to limit contacts with different households.
Welsh economy minister Vaughan Gething said he did not believe Mr Johnson would be able to hold out 'for very much longer'.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the emerging findings on severity were 'encouraging' after No10 confirmed that there will be no more announcements on toughening rules until next week
The concerns come after senior SAGE scientist Neil Ferguson '-- who just last week warned there could be up to 5,000 daily Omicron deaths in the UK '-- said the country's fourth wave will be 'nothing like what we seen last year, with ICUs overflowing with patients' on the back of the new findings
Researchers at Imperial College London found Omicron is 10 per cent less likely to cause hospitalisation in someone who has never been vaccinated or previously infected with Covid than with Delta. Hospitalisation is up to 20 per cent less likely in the general population '-- including those who have been infected or vaccinated '-- and 45 per cent less likely for at least a night
This graph from the Scottish paper show the age distribution of cases of Omicron (left, as 'S Negative') compared to Delta (right, as 'S Positive'). It shows that children were most likely to test positive for Delta in Scotland whereas young adults are driving the country's Omicron wave
The above graphs show the rate of Omicron '-- S gene negative '-- and Delta '-- S gene positive '-- cases by vaccination status. This was unvaccinated (uv), one dose ofthe vaccine up to three weeks ago (v1_0:3), one dose more than four weeks ago (v1_4+), two doses of the vaccine up to a week ago (v2_0:1), two doses of the vaccine two to nine weeks ago (v2_2:9), two doses of the vaccine 10 to 14 weeks ago (v2_10:14), two doses ofthe vaccine 15 to 19 weeks ago (v2_15:19), two doses of the vaccine 20 to 24 weeks ago (v2_20:24) and two doses of the vaccine more than 25 weeks ago (v2_25+). The graph also includes three doses of the vaccine less than a week ago (v3_0), three doses with the third administered up to a week ago (v3_1) and three doses more than two weeks ago (v3_2+)
Two-thirds of new Covid hospital patients in England only tested positive AFTER being admitted for a different illness, official data shows Two-thirds of new Covid hospital patients in England were actually admitted for a different ailment, MailOnline's analysis of NHS data suggests - as a growing number of studies show Omicron is much milder than Delta.
In the two weeks to December 21, hospitals in England recorded 563 new coronavirus inpatients '-- the majority of which are believed to be Omicron now that the variant is the country's dominant stain.
But just 197 (35 per cent) were being primarily treated for Covid, with the remaining 366 (65 per cent) only testing positive after being admitted for something else.
Experts told MailOnline it was important to distinguish between admissions primarily for Covid so that rising numbers do not spook ministers into more social restrictions or scare the public from going to hospital.
England's incidental hospital cases are being driven by London, which has become the UK's Omicron hotspot and where admissions have been rising sharply.
Just over four in 10 new Omicron hospital patients in London were admitted for a different ailment, MailOnline's analysis suggests.
There were 523 more 'Covid admissions' resulting in an overnight stay in the two weeks to December 21, after Omicron became dominant in the capital earlier this month.
Admission rates for Covid in the capital are one factor ministers are keeping an eye on before potentially pulling the trigger on more curbs because London is considered to be a few weeks ahead of the rest of the country in its Omicron outbreak.
Officials are reported to be considering a national two-week 'circuit breaker' lockdown after Christmas if London's daily admissions breach 400 this week '-- which would signal 'unsustainable' pressure on the NHS.
The latest data show this figure is currently just shy of this threshold, at 301 patients on Monday.
The rising number of so-called 'incidental cases' - people who are only diagnosed with the virus after going to the NHS for a different ailment - is in line with the picture in South Africa.
Studies in the epicentre Gauteng province have shown up to three-quarters of Omicron patients there were not admitted primarily for the virus.
Greater Manchester's night time economy advisor Sacha Lord said it is critical the Government announces a decision for England as quickly as possible.
He praised the Prime Minister for recognising the importance of keeping the hospitality sector open but said it is 'in limbo' with the threat of restrictions hanging overhead.
Mr Lord said: 'Every operator wants to operate. But responsible operators say safety has to come first. So with how much planning goes into New Year's Eve the second they know what they're doing there can be no dithering around like the last few weeks, they must come out with absolute clarity, certainty and guidance.'
It comes as social care bosses called for the public to stay at home 'as much as they can' and limit social activities, as they declared a 'national emergency' due to care being rationed as staff isolate.
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) said it is appealing to people to do the right thing, in the absence of any further restrictions being set out for England.
Mr Lord, who also founded Manchester's Warehouse Project and Park Life festival, said any closures on New Year's Eve would force people into much more contagious house parties.
Mr Lord said: 'In Wales and Scotland it shows what they think about hospitality and the night time economy.' He was echoed by the boss of the British Beer and Pub Association Emma McClarkin, who said: 'New Year's Eve and the build-up to the New Year '' whether it is family meals or those wanting to toast 2022 with a pint in their hands '' is a huge part of our festive trading. We have already been decimated by the Government's announcement and are desperately hoping we can cling on into the New Year and find a way to trade our way into recovery in 2022.'
Jonathan Neame, boss of Britain's oldest brewer Shepherd Neame, said: 'We hope that pubs stay open and that there are no further restrictions.'
And Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin said the Government should not cancel New Year, adding: 'Do not follow Scotland.'
Industry body UK Hospitality said businesses in Wales are being devastated by the country's new restrictions.
Its Welsh arm's executive director David Chapman said: 'Hundreds of millions of pounds of business have been lost in the run-up to a very quiet Christmas and things will now get worse from Boxing Day.'
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said the latest Omicron findings show there is 'certainly no need for any further restrictions'.
Conservative former leader Iain Duncan Smith said the lower severity has a 'a huge bearing on what is happening'.
'No more restrictions. it is becoming absolutely clear that those of us who said don't will be proved right now,' he told MailOnline.
'It is time for the scientists to stop Project Fear.'
Sir Iain said that Mr Johnson should come out and reassure people that they can carry on relatively normally.
'The public needs to feel OK. Yes they need to be careful. Yes in crowden circumstances wearing facemasks, yes use hand sanitiser... but that is not the same as stay away, don't visit your family all that stuff.
'The answer is, we just get on with it.'
The reaction came after a study found that even an unvaccinated person who has never had Covid and has no immunity, there was a 10 per cent lower risk of being hospitalised with Omicron compared to Delta.
For someone how has been recently infected, the chance of hospitalisation was slashed by 69 per cent in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
The finding may explain why in South Africa '-- where up to 70 per cent of people have immunity from prior infection but only a quarter are jabbed '-- is seeing daily hospitalisations stall at less than 400.
Professor Ferguson said: 'You can see in London, we are getting a lot more people hospitalised. Not for very long, probably not with very severe illness.
'And that's not a reflection of Omicron versus Delta '-- that was already true for Delta infections, that they're less severe than they were last year because there's a lot of immunity in the population.
'The challenge is, if there's enough of them it still poses quite a challenge to the NHS. We're not talking about anything like what we saw last year with over-flowing intensive care units and ventilator beds.'
The notoriously gloomy expert confirmed he expected the Omicron wave to be milder, with patients discharged from hospitals quicker and fewer Covid deaths, but warned there could still be significant pressure on the NHS.
He also warned that if infections are 40 per cent higher than they were with Delta then that could offset any reduction in severity.
Covid cases in South Africa super-mutant ground zero Gauteng are rapidly falling just a month into its outbreak The Omicron outbreak in South Africa is fading after just a month, in a promising sign that Britain's wave could be short-lived.
South Africa became ground zero for the new variant in late November and saw a meteoric rise in infections, from 670 to more than 20,000 in the space of just three weeks.
But cases appear to have peaked nationally at 26,976 on December 15, and have now fallen for the last five days in a row. Yesterday they dipped 22 per cent in a week after 21,099 were recorded.
The huge surge in infections raised fears that a deadly wave of hospitalisations would follow, but almost immediately doctors on the frontlines said patients were coming in with milder illness.
The claims were dismissed by Britain's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty, who claimed South Africa was benefitting from having a younger and sparser population.
But in another promising sign hospitalisations now appear to be levelling off nationally in South Africa, hovering just below 400 admissions a day '-- compared to a height of 2,000 when Delta took hold.
Admissions dropped yesterday by four per cent, after another 593 were recorded. Deaths are just a fraction of the levels when Delta took hold, with just 99 yesterday.
There are 50 deaths a day on average now, up only slightly on the 20 deaths a day when Omicron was first detected in the country. For comparison, at the peak of the Delta wave there were 600 deaths a day.
South African scientist Dr Michelle Groome said in a press briefing yesterday that infections are now levelling off in three of the country's nine provinces after peaking in Gauteng about a week ago.
Hospitalisations and deaths are expected to rise for another few weeks even as cases fall because of the lag between infection and severe illness.
Britain is four weeks into its Omicron outbreak, with cases now spiralling to more than 90,000 a day while hospitalisations are over 800 a day and deaths have risen above 100.
But three real-world studies published yesterday suggested that Omicron infections are milder than Delta, and are less likely to put people in hospital.
Scientists still don't know if Omicron is intrinsically milder than Delta and say built-up immunity from previous infection and prior infection is probably the more likely explanation for the reduced severity.
A similar study conducted in Scotland found the risk of being hospitalised with Omicron was 65 per cent less with Omicron than with Delta.
University of Edinburgh researchers said Omicron was as severe as delta they would have seen around 47 people in hospital in Scotland, yet so far there are only 15.
Professor Hayward, director of the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare and a member of the Nervtag advisory group, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the emerging research showed 'we can reasonably say, amongst mainly young adults who normally have mild disease anyway, that the severity is reduced compared to Delta'.
'That's reduced maybe nearly a half in terms of likelihood of being admitted to hospital and maybe by about a quarter in terms of the chance of going to accident and emergency,' he said.
'I think what we can't necessarily extrapolate to is what level of reduction in severity we might see in elderly people, and we also know that in elderly people the risk of severe disease throughout the pandemic has always been massively high.'
Prof Hayward added: 'I think we simply haven't really seen the data in older people to know.
'It's undeniably good news, but I think we're definitely not out of the danger zone '' I think perhaps we can downgrade this from a hurricane to a very severe storm.'
The epidemiologist said the health service is 'immensely overstretched, and I think that's just going to get worse'.
He said: 'I think it does make the public health messaging tricky '' I think some of the things that we need to remember is that if you've got a halving of severity but in the context of case numbers of Omicron doubling every two or three days, that doesn't buy you much extra time, you know, maybe less than a week in terms of relieving the pressure on the NHS, if you like.
'I think the other thing is to kind of explain (that) even if your personal risk is low, then you can still do a lot to protect the most vulnerable, the elderly, those with chronic diseases '' you can do a lot to protect the NHS, and you can do a lot to protect services by being much more cautious in terms of the amount of close contact we have.'
Other eminent scientists agreed that the NHS could still be under huge pressure.
Professor Paul Elliott, director of the REACT-1 programme and chair in epidemiology and public health medicine at Imperial College London, said 'there are many many cases and sadly some of those people may get severe illness and end up in hospital.'
He told Sky News: 'From the beginning of December we saw this very dramatic rise in prevalence across the country, but particularly across London with the R number now substantially above one.
'This exponential increase in infections is absolutely being driven by the Omicron variant.'
Professor Elliott described it as 'encouraging news' that perhaps the infection when you get it might be less severe in terms of hospital cases, but he added: 'Of course, with this very very rapid rise and increase in cases '' and we have seen the national cases go above 100,000 '' then more cases means more pressure (on the health service).
'Even though a smaller proportion (of people) might get severe disease or go into hospital, that could still result in many cases and, of course, that could give pressure on the health service.'
Mr Javid admitted that the health service was already facing difficulties with staff absence, but argued that the change to self-isolation rules should help.
London in grips of staffing crisis: 12% of ambulance staff and one in seven doctors are off Vital services across London are suffering a staffing crisis due to the Omicron variant - with NHS staff absences more than tripling this month, one in seven doctors off sick and 500 Transport for London workers absent.
The situation in the UK healthcare system is at its most critical in the capital, where absence levels are three times higher than at the start of the month - with Guy's & St Thomas' and King's College trusts particularly badly hit.
Nearly 14 per cent doctors in London are off sick, while the London Ambulance Service has had absence levels of 12 per cent - and NHS chiefs said they were already 'busier at this time of year than we've ever been before'.
But there are hopes things could improve after Ministers said people in England who receive negative lateral flow results on day six and day seven of their self-isolation period will no longer have to self-isolate for the full ten days.
Hospitals are struggling to fill rotas and there are rising concerns that other care could suffer as staff are once again redeployed to virus wards, with the biggest issues arising in the capital which is the Omicron epicentre.
The new figures come as the Covid-19 variant continues to cause a nationwide surge in cases, with recorded case rates of Covid across the UK rising above 100,000 yesterday for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Across the UK, more than one in ten (10.5 per cent) doctors are off work and one in 24 (4.2 per cent) due to Covid. In London these figures increase to one in seven (13.9 per cent) off work and one in 13 (7.4 per cent) for Covid.
The situation is also affecting rail travel, with operators blaming coronavirus-related staff shortages for widespread cancellations during the Christmas getaway period - and Transport for London now closing a whole Tube line.
The Waterloo and City line has been shut from today until early next month so drivers can instead keep the far-busier Central line running. About 500 'non-office based' TfL staff are currently absent due to Covid.
The line, which links Waterloo station with the City, had been shut since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 due to low demand before reopening in June 2021. In 2019, it was only closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Other emergency services such as police forces have also been hit by staff absences, although the Metropolitan Police insisted it was 'continuing to provide a resilient and strong policing service to London'.
The National Police Chiefs' Council said absence rates were 'not currently impacting on our ability to provide our normal service to the public' - with current sickness levels said to be below the 8 per cent peak in January.
'The NHS workforce was already under pressure before Omicron came along. There is increased pressure in many workforces at the moment, especially if someone needs to isolate if they have a positive case,' he told broadcasters.
'Some of the recent moves we have had, moving from 10-day to seven isolation if you take a test in the last two days, I think all of that will help.'
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford yesterday declared that new Covid restrictions will return on Boxing Day, with large New Year's Eve parties banned and the rule of six re-imposed on pubs and restaurants.
The two-metre social distancing will return in most public settings, while hospitality venues will be limited to table service-only and customers will have to wear face masks at all times apart from when seated.
Scotland has also announced stricter guidance for after Christmas but the Prime Minister has said there is not 'enough evidence' on Omicron to justify tougher curbs yet.
Mr Gething told Times Radio this morning that he expected England would have to impose restrictions very soon.
'Scotland and Northern Ireland have taken relatively similar measures yesterday '' it's England that's out of step with the other three nations,' he said.
'We've done this because of the clear public health advice we've got and because we are already starting to see a rise in cases.
Writing in the Sun, Mr Johnson entreated people not to let their guard down, and keep getting boosters.
'Omicron continues to surge faster than anything we've seen,' he said.
'So please keep following the guidance: wear a mask when needed, open windows for ventilation, and take a test before visiting loved ones, particularly if they are elderly or vulnerable.
'But the most important thing is to get a jab. While much remains uncertain, we know two does not give enough protection from Omicron.
'You need a booster to bolster your immune system and to protect you and your family.
'So please, if you haven't already, get a booster. And if you haven't had a jab at all, or are due a second, it's not too late.
'A vaccine is the best Christmas present you can give yourself, and the best thing you can do for family and friends is encourage them to get jabbed.'
Business leaders in Northern Ireland have slammed its new Covid restrictions as 'unacceptable and unforgivable'.
Stormont ministers announced yesterday that nightclubs will close from Boxing Day after its highest daily increase in coronavirus cases was recorded.
Some 3,231 new cases of the virus were confirmed in the region on Wednesday, a jump from 2,096 cases recorded on Tuesday.
The move to close nightclubs was agreed at a virtual meeting of the powersharing Executive on Wednesday, in which it was determined that dancing will also be prohibited in hospitality venues. It will not apply to weddings, however.
First Minister Paul Givan described the measures as 'proportionate based on where we are today' but added they will be kept under review.
However, the Belfast Chamber of Commerce heavily criticised the fact that no additional financial support package was agreed to accompany the measures.
Chief Executive Simon Hamilton, a former DUP minister in the Stormont Executive, said businesses had already suffered significant losses due to heighted consumers fears about the prospect of a lockdown.
'For weeks now, businesses who have experienced a difficult 2021, have been subjected to a drip feed of speculation and scaremongering about possible lockdowns and further restrictions,' he said.
'As the rhetoric ramped up, the impact on businesses was very real as millions of pounds of trade disappeared, causing owners and their teams huge distress.
'Today, the Executive has added insult to injury. As well as having to deal with the impact of additional measures, businesses haven't been offered a single penny in financial support. That is simply unacceptable and unforgivable.
'What sort of a message does that send to the thousands of people who rely on jobs in the affected sectors and their supply chains to heat their homes and feed their families?
It came as it emerged that Britain is considering giving out fourth Covid vaccines in a bid to stop the surge of Omicron cases, following the lead of Germany and Israel.
The rollout of a second set of boosters is being examined by experts on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
They will weigh up the levels of immunity granted by the extra jab as well as hospitalisation figures, The Telegraph reported.
Those with weakened immune systems are already entitled to a fourth jab but the elderly and other vulnerable groups could soon be included.
University of Edinburgh researchers found the risk of being hospitalised with Omicron was 65 per cent less with Omicron than with Delta. Graph shows: The rate of hospitalisation in different age groups for Delta (green) and Omicron (red) cases in Scotland
Delta (in red) made up virtually all Covid hospital admissions in November but hospitalisations from Omicron (green) started to tick upwards in December. This is because the first case of Omicron was detected in Scotland on November 20 and it takes several weeks for people to fall ill enough to be hospitalised
The number of Omicron cases reported in the UK is increasing slower than scientists predicted. However some experts fear that the country has hit the limit of its testing capacity and that this is throttling the data
Britain considers FOURTH Covid vaccination: Experts will examine evidence on rolling out ANOTHER jab after Israel and Germany announced second booster to tackle Omicron threat Britain is considering giving out fourth Covid vaccines in a bid to stop the surge of Omicron cases, following the lead of Germany and Israel.
The rollout of a second set of boosters is being examined by experts on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
They will weigh up the levels of immunity granted by the extra jab as well as hospitalisation figures, The Telegraph reported.
Those with weakened immune systems are already entitled to a fourth jab but the elderly and other vulnerable groups could soon be included.
The fourth jab would likely come four months after the third if it gets the green light and could be available in the new year.
Professor Anthony Harnden, deputy chair of the JCVI, said: 'We need to see more data. We are in different circumstances to Israel and we need to see more data on waning immunity and vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation.'
An Israeli health expert, who is sharing findings with the UK, said they are already seeing waning immunity from the third jab, prompting the extra round of vaccinations.
Israel announced citizens over the age of 60 and medical teams would be eligible for a fourth Covid vaccine shot.
'The world will follow in our footsteps,' Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted.
Bennett, who has sought to drum up higher Israeli turnout for vaccines, welcomed the decision as 'great news that will help us overcome the Omicron wave that is spreading around the world'.
The Israeli government moved quickly against Omicron, barring foreigners from entering on November 25 and expanding a list of high-risk countries to which its citizens should not travel to include the United States this week.
The fourth jab would likely come four months after the third if it gets the green light and could be available in the new year.
Professor Anthony Harnden, deputy chair of the JCVI, said: 'We need to see more data. We are in different circumstances to Israel and we need to see more data on waning immunity and vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation.'
An Israeli health expert, who is sharing findings with the UK, said they are already seeing waning immunity from the third jab, prompting the extra round of vaccinations.
Israel announced citizens over the age of 60 and medical teams would be eligible for a fourth Covid vaccine shot.
'The world will follow in our footsteps,' Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted.
Bennett, who has sought to drum up higher Israeli turnout for vaccines, welcomed the decision as 'great news that will help us overcome the Omicron wave that is spreading around the world'.
The Israeli government moved quickly against Omicron, barring foreigners from entering on November 25 and expanding a list of high-risk countries to which its citizens should not travel to include the United States this week.
On Tuesday, an Israeli hospital reported the country's first known death of a patient with Omicron, before amending the statement to say a final laboratory investigation had determined he was infected with the Delta variant.
Soroka Medical Center said the man, in his 60s and with serious pre-existing conditions, died on Monday, two weeks after he was admitted to a Covid ward.
The Health Ministry said there were at least 340 known cases of Omicron in Israel as of Tuesday.
Israel said it will share its data with the UK on fourth doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the over-60s, healthcare workers and those with lower immunity.
The Imperial College London report 56,000 cases of Omicron and 269,000 cases of Delta over the first two weeks of the month.
Professor Ferguson said: 'Our analysis shows evidence of a moderate reduction in the risk of hospitalisation associated with the Omicron variant compared with the Delta variant.
'However, this appears to be offset by the reduced efficacy of vaccines against infection with the Omicron variant.
'Given the high transmissibility of the Omicron virus, there remains the potential for health services to face increasing demand if Omicron cases continue to grow at the rate that has been seen in recent weeks.'
Professor Azra Ghani from Imperial College London said: 'Whilst the reduced risk of hospitalisation with the Omicron variant is reassuring, the risk of infection remains extremely high.
'With the addition of the booster dose, vaccines continue to offer the best protection against infection and hospitalisation.'
Experts said the Imperial study showed people who have had previous infection are significantly less likely to be hospitalised with Omicron.
Professor James Naismith, a structural biologist at the University of Oxford, said: 'This study finds that previous infection reduces the risk of hospitalisation by around two thirds, indicating Omicron is milder if you have some immunity.
'However, the study suggests there is no reduction in the severity of Omicron compared to Delta for the doubly vaccinated, indicating that it is not milder.
'This finding is surprising but is grounded in data. There is no report on the benefit of boosting.
'The study highlights the same risk as EAVE II, Omicron is not a harmless infection, it will cause serious illness and the more people it infects the more people will end up in hospital.
'Decreasing the spread of the virus to give time to improve population coverage with the booster is the best strategy.'
Meanwhile, scientists in the Scotland-wide Early Pandemic Evaluation and Enhanced Surveillance of Covid said that the early data suggested that Omicron is associated with a two-thirds reduction in risk of hospitalisation when compared with the strain which used to be dominant in the country.
Dr Jim McMenamin, the national Covid incident director for Public Health Scotland, labeled the findings a 'qualified good news story', but said that it was 'important we don't get ahead of ourselves'.
He said: 'The potentially serious impact of Omicron on a population cannot be underestimated.
'And a smaller proportion of a much greater number of cases that might ultimately require treatment can still mean a substantial number of people who may experience severe Covid infections that could lead to potential hospitalisation.'
MailOnline analysis of UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) data shows Covid cases doubled in all but one of Omicron London's 32 boroughs last week and trebled in seven
Authors of the paper, which is yet to be peer reviewed, said if the Omicron had been like the Delta variant in Scotland they would have seen around 47 people in hospital suffering from the virus but, so far, there are only 15.
But Professor Mark Woolhouse, of the University of Edinburgh, said it was heavily caveated at the moment. The data is based on a small number of cases and didn't have much data on those most at risk, the over 65s.
Professor Penny Ward, visiting professor in pharmaceutical medicine at King's College London, said: 'On a day when the UK has registered its largest ever number of daily confirmed Covid infections, some good news has emerged from Scotland and from Imperial College.
'Both studies suggest that infection by the omicron variant may be less severe than infection by the delta variant, when assessed by comparing the proportion of patients needing hospital admission.
'At this point, both studies are based on comparisons with differing follow up periods due to the more recent appearance of the omicron variant, leaving some degree of uncertainty as to the potential for more severe outcomes among subjects affected by the omicron variant that do need hospital admission to emerge later.
She continued: 'However, based on this preliminary information, the decision to delay imposition of greater restrictions on social mixing than are currently advised under Plan B might be more reasonable than some have suggested.
'This news does not detract from the extraordinary spread of this variant across the population, and the fact that even a small proportion of people needing hospital care for Covid may become a very large number indeed if the community attack rate continues to escalate, with all that implies for overstretching the already stretched NHS.
'It remains important for all of us to take reasonable care, test test test, and get our boosters as soon as possible. If we all do this, then we might expect a happier new year 2022 than at the same time last year.'
It comes after official data showed there were another 302 hospital admissions in London on December 20, the latest date data is available for, which was up 79 per cent in a week '-- but still a fraction of the peak during the second wave, when there were 850.
Ministers are said to be watching admission rates in the capital before pulling the trigger on more curbs because London is a few weeks ahead of the rest of the country in its Omicron outbreak.
Government sources say officials are considering a national two-week 'circuit breaker' lockdown after Christmas if London's daily admissions breach 400 this week '-- which would signal 'unsustainable' pressure on the NHS.
It came as The Guardian reported that the NHS could set up 'field hospitals' in hospital car parks to provide 'super surge' capacity if Omicron causes a massive spike in hospitalisations above previous peak levels.
How Covid restrictions compare across the UK Stormont ministers in Northern Ireland have unveiled new measures to help combat rising case numbers of coronavirus in the nation.
On Wednesday evening, ministers agreed a series of restrictions due to come into force on Boxing Day, including the closure of nightclubs, and guidance to limit contacts with different households.
Here, we look at how the measures compare in the different UK nations.
- What is the situation in England?
One big change which has taken place from December 22 is the rules surrounding the self-isolation period.
If a person in England has tested positive or has symptoms, they can stop self-isolating after seven days instead of 10 days if they receive two negative lateral flow test results on days six and seven.
Those who are unvaccinated close contacts of positive cases must still isolate for 10 days.
In terms of restrictions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reassured people that no further curbs will be introduced in England before December 25. He has yet to announce a post-Christmas Covid strategy for England.
England currently has the most relaxed rules in the UK, but a recent vote in Parliament saw some measures introduced, including Covid passes for entry into nightclubs and other venues as of December 15.
This applies to indoor events with 500 or more attendees where people are likely to stand or move around, such as music venues, outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees, such as music festivals, and any events with 10,000 or more attendees, whether indoors or outdoors, such as sports stadiums.
Face coverings have also been made compulsory in most indoor public settings, as well as on public transport, and people have been told to work from home if they can.
People aged 18 and over are able to get their third jabs from this week.
England's guidance is that people should work from home if they can. Anyone who cannot work from home should continue to go in to work - but is encouraged to consider taking lateral flow tests regularly.
- What are the rules in Wales?
From December 26, groups of no more than six people will be allowed to meet in pubs, cinemas and restaurants in Wales.
Licensed premises will have to offer table service only, face masks will have to be worn and contact tracing details collected and the two-metre social distancing rules are set to return in public places and workplaces.
Sporting events will be played behind closed doors to help control the spread of the new Omicron variant.
Nightclubs will also be closed from Boxing Day under the new rules, although the Welsh Government has announced a £120 million fund to support any businesses affected by the restrictions.
Regulations will also be changed to include a requirement to work from home wherever possible.
A maximum of 30 people can attend indoor events and a maximum of 50 people at outdoor events. There will be an exception for team sports, where up to 50 spectators will be able to gather in addition to those taking part.
People attending weddings or civil partnership receptions or wakes are also being told to take a lateral flow test before attending.
- What about Scotland?
From Boxing Day, large events will have one-metre social distancing and will be limited to 100 people standing indoors, 200 people sitting indoors and 500 people outdoors.
The following day, the one-metre physical distancing will be implemented between adults in all indoor hospitality and leisure settings, including pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and other settings where food and drink is served, gyms, theatres, cinemas, bingo and snooker halls and bowling alleys.
Museums, galleries and other visitor attractions also have the same rules in place.
Table service is also required where alcohol is being served.
Ministers at Holyrood have announced a package totalling £375 million, including £175 million of additional funding from the Treasury, to support sectors affected by the latest protective measures to combat Omicron.
Since December 14, people have been asked to reduce their social contact as much as possible by meeting in groups of no more than three households.
Allowing staff to work from home where possible has become a legal duty on employers.
Care home visits have also been limited to two households.
- What is Northern Ireland doing?
Northern Ireland deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill said nightclubs will be closed from 6am on December 26.
Dancing will also be prohibited in hospitality venues, but this will not apply to weddings.
While nightclubs must close, other restrictions are coming into effect on the rest of the hospitality sector. People must remain seated for table service, while table numbers will be limited to six.
Ministers also agreed that sporting events can continue with no limits on capacity, while the work-from-home message is being bolstered and legislation introduced to require social distancing in offices and similar typed workplaces.
Weddings are exempted from the latest measures.
From December 27, the guidance is for mixing in a domestic setting to be limited to three households.
VIDEO - Why you should upgrade your mask as the Omicron variant spreads - CNN
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(CNN)As the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread, some experts say it's past time to reconsider your face mask options -- especially if you're still wearing the cloth variety.
"Cloth masks are little more than facial decorations. There's no place for them in light of Omicron," said CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, on CNN Newsroom Tuesday.
"This is what scientists and public health officials have been saying for months, many months, in fact," Wen added in a separate phone interview.
"We need to be wearing at least a three-ply surgical mask," she said, which is also known as a disposable mask and can be found at most drugstores and some grocery and retail stores. "You can wear a cloth mask on top of that, but do not just wear a cloth mask alone."
Ideally, in crowded places, "you should be wearing a KN95 or N95 mask," which can be as inexpensive as a few dollars each, Wen added. By having a better fit and certain materials -- such as polypropylene fibers -- acting as both mechanical and electrostatic barriers, these masks better
prevent tiny particles from getting into your nose or mouth and must be fitted to your face to function properly.
Changing guidance
During the first several months of the pandemic, health experts
discouraged the general public from buying N95 masks, since medical professionals were facing a shortage of personal protection equipment. But it has "been many months since supply of N95s (has been) an issue," Wen said.
Yet the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's
most recent guidance on selecting, properly wearing, cleaning and storing face masks recommended people avoid N95 masks and instead choose masks with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric -- which Wen called "a major mistake."
"If we're going to go as far as to say that masks are required -- when we don't come from a mask-wearing culture and people don't like wearing masks -- at least recommend that they wear the most effective mask," Wen said.
Other countries,
including Germany and
Austria, have "switched their standard to say that a face covering in public must be at least a medical-grade surgical mask" in certain settings, she added.
CNN reached out to the CDC about its recommendations regarding N95s and cloth masks and is still awaiting comment.
Another factor driving change in mask recommendations is a better understanding of Covid-19 and how it spreads, said Erin Bromage, an associate professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. "It's taken longer for people to appreciate the nature of airborne infection -- that this isn't necessarily a hybrid infection, say with influenza, where it can both be spread by droplets, inhaled a little bit, on surfaces and infect that way," he said. "It appears ... the primary driver of (coronavirus) infection is shared air."
Cloth masks -- encouraged earlier in the pandemic -- can filter large droplets, while more effective masks, such as N95s, can filter both large droplets and the smaller aerosols or particles potentially laden with airborne virus if infected people are present, Bromage said. A cloth face covering also has 75% inward and outward leakage, which the
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists defines as the "percentage of particles entering the facepiece" and the "percentage of particles exhaled by a source exiting the facepiece," respectively.
the CDC. Surgical or disposable masks are around 5% to 10% less effective than N95 respirators, Bromage said, depending on their
ASTM International categorization -- with types 1, 2 and 3 ranking just surgical masks from least to most effective.
Why the Omicron variant has been so successful at quickly infecting many people is "unknown at the moment," but it only underscores the role quality masks can play, Bromage said.
"If it is less virus needed, or if it is a person who's infected is putting more virus out, then the role of a mask in this is if we can cut down the amount that you're actually breathing in, you get more time," he added. "If you needed 1,000 viral particles to infect you and you're wearing something that cuts 50% of things down, it's now going to take twice as long to get to that 1,000. If you're wearing one that is a 90% efficient, it's going to take at least 10 times as long before you get infected when you're around somebody (who is infected)."
"We need to be promoting better high-quality masks everywhere, because right now a single-layer cloth mask just isn't cutting it against Omicron," said former US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Thursday on
CNN's AC360. "We need more testing. We need better masking. That's how we get through this."
Swapping out your cloth masks
list of approved N95 respirators, which can be found at some home improvement stores, retailers and drugstores. These masks should have a cup, flat fold or duck bill shape; two straps that go around your head; an adjustable wire nose bridge; and appropriate markings indicating NIOSH approval, the
CDC says.
The agency also has resources for determining
whether an N95 respirator is counterfeit, and for properly putting it on, taking it off and
performing a respirator seal check.
The difference between N95 and KN95 respirators is where the mask is certified, according to
Oklahoma's state health department. The US certifies N95s, while China approves KN95s. About 60% of KN95 respirators in the US are counterfeit and don't meet NIOSH requirements, the
CDC says. The CDC has a
list of signs a KN95 respirator hasn't been approved by NIOSH.
"If they're made to the standard and certified by the appropriate boards in their country like NIOSH here, they all do basically the same thing," Bromage said. "But there is a ton of knockoffs that are not certified in the KN95 side of things, that may meet the standards but they're not certified to meet it. And there's others that clearly don't."
These experts' recommendation to wear better masks isn't a suggestion to trash your cloth masks or go "maskless" when you don't have a medical-grade mask available.
In studies of various face masks, cloth masks with multiple layers and higher thread counts "have demonstrated superior performance compared to single layers of cloth with lower thread counts," but are still less effective than medical-grade masks, according to the
CDC. Wearing a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask, as Wen suggested, can better protect you and others by improving fit and therefore filtration capacity, the CDC says.
"If all you have is a cloth mask, it's still better than nothing," Wen said. "But you are not well-protected, and you should know that you're not well-protected. And so if you're going to a crowded indoor setting and all you have is a cloth mask, don't go."
If you're unable to buy medical-grade masks for whatever reason, go to locations that are requiring masks and providing them for free -- such as some train stations, grocery stores or businesses -- and ask for a surgical mask, Wen suggested.
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VIDEO - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Lays Down The Gauntlet For CNN's Jake Tapper Who Cowers & Deflects [VIDEO]
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Jake Tapper came for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. by publicly Calling him names and laying out some accusations.
RFK Jr. responded by inviting him to debate or discuss the issues, but Tapper, like a coward, refuses yet still tries to discredit him one-sidedly.
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''Hey everybody, this is Robert F. Kennedy Jr., And this is an invitation to Jake Tapper. Jake, I was surprised to see you on TV and on your Twitter account, calling me names menace, a grifter, a liar, etc. We all need to out be role models. We need to have a conversation with each other. So I want to invite you to a debate or just a conversation. Let's do this in a way. We have an independent fact-checker. I will meet you anywhere, anytime, or on Zoom. But let's talk about vaccine mandates on our health policies like masking, like social distancing, like lockdowns, all of the other issues that people are angry about. Thank you. I hope you'll join us.'' '' Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
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If Jake Tapper is so confident, why wouldn't he have an open discussion or debate RFK?
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Image caption, "I understand your pain" - these words from the Queen's Christmas message give the Sunday Express its headline, as the paper reports the monarch empathised with her grieving subjects after a year of loss. The paper says the Queen gave a "deeply personal" speech, revealing how much she misses her husband of 73 years, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April.
Image caption, The Mail on Sunday leads with the arrest of an intruder at Windsor Castle by armed police - with the paper reporting claims by sources that he was carrying a crossbow. The paper says he used a rope ladder to scale a metal fence as the Queen prepared to celebrate Christmas with her family.
Image caption, "Queen's Xmas crossbow horror" is the Sunday Mirror's take on the incident. It says the Queen was at home during the security scare, when the man was arrested in the castle grounds.
Image caption, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to keep schools open in January, despite the new Omicron variant driving Covid cases to record levels, the Sunday Times reports. The paper says the PM and education secretary believe education is the government's "No 1 priority", but it says their position has raised fears about the potential impact on the NHS.
Image caption, Tory MPs are telling cabinet ministers vying to be Boris Johnson's successor that they must rule out restrictions for New Year's Eve and oppose further Covid measures, the Observer reports in its lead story. The paper says ministers could meet on Monday to discuss whether additional measures are needed to protect hospital capacity.
Image caption, The Sunday Telegraph's lead story reports on claims that "dodgy data" was used to "buy time" by officials who realised figures on rising hospital admissions were needed to justify a lockdown in response to the Omicron variant. The paper says Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health and Security Agency, was the source of a claim that there was typically a 17-day lag between infection and hospitalisation, whereas the Office of National Statistics suggests the gap is 10 days.
Image caption, And the Daily Star Sunday warns that after a balmy Christmas, Britain faces a "totally barmy" 25 days of snow and ice. The paper reports that forecasters say we should expect a mild New Year's Eve, "then it's time to dig out the scarves and sledges".
Several of the Boxing Day papers lead on the Queen's Christmas message, which the Sunday Express describes as "deeply personal".
The Mail on Sunday and the Sun on Sunday highlight the arrest of an intruder in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Both say he used a rope ladder to scale a fence, and was carrying a crossbow.
It suggests Cabinet ministers vying to succeed Boris Johnson have been warned that they'll damage their chances unless they stridently oppose additional measures.
According to the Sunday Express, the chairman of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, Sir Graham Brady, has emerged as his colleagues' favourite candidate to lead the party.
One MP tells the paper that when Mr Johnson goes his successor should represent a clean break, and come from outside the cabinet.
Another believes Sir Graham is "unsullied" by the Covid restrictions debate, and the recent Christmas party row.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Sir Graham says the best Christmas present of all would be if ministers queued up to oppose any new coronavirus restrictions.
He argues that the measures might have been acceptable in the early emergency phase of a new virus but not any more, adding that "now we must take back control over our own lives".
A warning from the government's scientific advisory body, Sage, that hospitals should prepare for a worse Covid wave than last winter is highlighted by the Independent website.
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The experts say so far Omicron has largely spread among younger people who are less likely to get seriously ill. They warn that more people will go into hospital as the infection moves into older age groups.
The report says Boris Johnson may have to decide by Tuesday if he wants to recall Parliament to discuss any new restrictions.
The paper says a decision about more restrictions is "on a knife edge," after the latest figures showed rising hospital admissions.
A poll of nearly 25,000 people commissioned by the Sunday Times gives Labour an eight-point lead over the Tories.
The paper's figures suggest Labour would win a general election with a 26-seat majority.
The poll of constituencies, carried out in the first three weeks of this month, also suggests Mr Johnson would have lost his seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Another poll, for the Observer - a year after the UK left the EU's single market - suggests that six out of 10 people in Britain believes Brexit has either gone badly, or worse than they expected.
Of those who voted to leave, 42% have a negative view of how it's turned out so far.
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Finally, there's speculation about who'll be on the Queen's New Year's Honours list.
According to the Sunday Telegraph, tennis star Emma Raducanu is to be made an MBE, and there'll be a damehood for the James Bond film producer Barbara Broccoli.
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Sun, 26 Dec 2021 14:42
A major aluminum smelter in Dunkirk has reduced output while zinc operations in northern France plan to shut in response to high power prices
Steelmakers, glass manufacturers and other energy-hungry businesses in Europe are calling on governments to take action to stop record gas and electricity prices from hobbling the region's economy.
Prices for natural gas in Europe shot to all-time highs again this week after flows from Russia, the continent's main supplier, dropped just as cold weather boosted demand and ‰lectricit(C) de France SA moved to turn off a nuclear-power plant for safety reasons. The moves made the continent the hottest gas market in the world, prompting...
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Steelmakers, glass manufacturers and other energy-hungry businesses in Europe are calling on governments to take action to stop record gas and electricity prices from hobbling the region's economy.
Prices for natural gas in Europe shot to all-time highs again this week after flows from Russia, the continent's main supplier, dropped just as cold weather boosted demand and ‰lectricit(C) de France SA moved to turn off a nuclear-power plant for safety reasons. The moves made the continent the hottest gas market in the world, prompting ships carrying chilled U.S. gas to Asia to change course and head to Europe, where they could fetch more for their cargoes.
The flotilla of tankers helped cool gas prices at the end of the week. Even after tumbling Friday, benchmark Dutch gas futures were still more than six times as high as a year ago at '‚¬110 ($124.71) a megawatt hour. Wholesale electricity prices have rocketed across the continent, too.
The rise in power prices led Europe's largest aluminum smelter, Aluminium Dunkerque, to shut down around 3.7% of its production in early December, the company said. A company representative declined to comment on whether continued increases could lead to further shutdowns.
Zinc operations run by Nyrstar in northern France, meanwhile, plan to close for maintenance in January. The metals company, owned by commodities trader Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd., said it made the decision because French power prices look set to be high and volatile in early 2022.
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Executives at industrial firms in France said they shouldn't pay for electricity at prices that reflect the natural-gas shortage because, unlike Germany or the U.K., France gets most of its electricity from nuclear-power plants. Businesses in Spain are in a particular quandary because fixed-price power contracts are less common than in France or Germany, exposing them to prices in the spot market.
Energy prices in Europe first surged in early fall. Businesses that need ready supplies of gas and power have broadly been able to pass the bill through to customers, quickening the pace of inflation in the U.K. and the eurozone. But isolated cases of disruption will proliferate if prices stay at historically high levels and authorities don't cushion the blow, according to groups representing the companies.
''The ongoing situation has severely impacted the competitiveness and profitability of energy-intensive sectors,'' a group of associations representing Europe's glass, steel, cement and other industries said in a statement Wednesday. ''A prolonged period of unbearably high energy prices could lead to severe losses.''
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The associations asked national governments to deploy tools the European Union has said member states can use to blunt the impact of the price surge. For instance, the EU said in October governments could lower taxes or levies on gas and power without violating the bloc's rules on state aid if all energy consumers benefited.
Prices for carbon permits that utilities and other emitters are required to own under the EU's emission-trading scheme have also jumped this year. In their statement Wednesday, the industry associations said the market should be changed to prevent sudden jumps in energy prices and stop businesses moving carbon-intensive operations outside the bloc.
A spokesman for the EU's executive body said it was closely monitoring the rise in energy prices.
Production of zinc'--used in construction, autos and goods such as washing machines'--is among the industries most exposed to the energy squeeze. Output cuts have already raised prices for the metal and analysts at Citigroup expect many other zinc smelters to follow Nyrstar's Auby plant in curtailing production or shutting altogether.
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Another industry feeling the pinch is the utilities sector in the U.K.
The British government caps prices energy suppliers can charge consumers, which means any gas or power they buy in the spot market currently costs more than they can earn. Twenty-eight suppliers to more than 4.2 million households have failed this year, according to regulator Ofgem, which will require suppliers to undergo financial stress tests starting January to avoid a repeat.
The cost of shifting customers to surviving suppliers including EDF and subsidiaries of Centrica PLC and Royal Dutch Shell
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PLC is mounting. Documents published by Ofgem this week showed the regulator had signed off on £1.8 billion, equivalent to $2.41 billion, in payments to cover the costs of supplying energy to customers from bust firms.
The bill doesn't include costs involved in keeping energy flowing to the 1.6 million customers of Bulb Energy, the biggest failed supplier. Court-appointed administrators are running the company because it had too many customers to move them quickly to other energy firms.
Energy bills for U.K. consumers are expected to leap in April, when analysts at Investec say the price cap is likely to rise to £2,000 from £1,277. The bank estimates that the increase, reflecting soaring prices in the wholesale market, will add 1.8 percentage points to consumer-price inflation in the U.K.
''The [energy] industry's never been more vulnerable,'' said Audrey Gallacher, deputy chief executive and director of retail at Energy U.K., an industry group.
'--Jon Sindreu contributed to this article.
Write to Joe Wallace at Joe.Wallace@wsj.com and Sam Schechner at sam.schechner@wsj.com
As Omicron Spreads, What It Means to Be Fully Vaccinated Is Changing - WSJ
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 14:16
U.S. might not formally change definition of fully vaccinated soon, but booster shots become a fact of life in more places as research suggests benefits against new variant
Omicron is changing the definition of what it means to be fully vaccinated, because early studies suggest that current Covid-19 vaccines will require three doses to offer sufficient protection against the variant.
Yet given resistance to vaccinations, requiring a booster dose could be a thorny decision for policy makers and health authorities.
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Omicron is changing the definition of what it means to be fully vaccinated, because early studies suggest that current Covid-19 vaccines will require three doses to offer sufficient protection against the variant.
Yet given resistance to vaccinations, requiring a booster dose could be a thorny decision for policy makers and health authorities.
A booster shot is already becoming a fact of life at some places, however. More than 75 universities have required boosters for students returning to campus in the winter, according to data compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. New Mexico mandated the extra dose for some state employees.
Molson Coors Beverage Co. recently decided to implement a booster requirement for U.S. employees after instituting a vaccine mandate in August.
''Omicron has made the need for three shots more of an acute critical matter because vaccine efficacy and effectiveness drops further,'' said Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday that the agency is looking at changing the definition of what it means to be fully vaccinated. Yet people familiar with the deliberations said the agency was unlikely to make a change soon.
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The Biden administration wants to encourage boosters, but changing the definition of what it means to be fully vaccinated would be complicated because it would affect vaccine mandates that are being challenged in courts, one of the people said.
Adding to the practical challenges of taking official action is that children under 16 years aren't currently eligible for boosters, the people said.
The administration is also discussing whether to stop using the phrase ''fully vaccinated'' and replace it with ''up-to-date,'' which may make it easier for people to understand that Covid-19 shots are a regular part of life, people familiar with the matter said.
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The CDC uses the terminology when referring to other kinds of regular vaccinations that aren't related to Covid-19.
Until now, health authorities have defined fully vaccinated as getting two doses of the vaccine from either Moderna Inc. or Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE , or one dose of Johnson & Johnson 's shot.
People who got the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are eligible for boosters at least six months past their second shot, while J&J vaccine recipients are eligible for boosters two months after their primary dose.
Yet some experts said the need for an additional dose crystallized in August, when some vaccinated people began getting breakthrough Delta infections resulting in moderate to severe illness.
''As we get into the issue with Omicron, it's going to become equally apparent that three doses are going to be very important,'' said Michael Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota.
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Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have released lab studies in recent days indicating a third dose of their messenger RNA vaccines is needed to maintain antibody levels for neutralizing the virus.
The Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca PLC vaccines were estimated to be no more than 20% effective against symptomatic Omicron infection, while a booster shot was projected to raise efficacy to 55% to 80%, according to Imperial College London researchers.
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Gigi Gronvall, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said a third dose improves the quality and quantity of peoples' antibodies, helping to decrease the incidence of severe disease.
''The vaccines are not a bug zapper that prevents the virus from getting into you. You will get exposed, the virus will start making copies of itself, and it's a matter of, is your immune system prepared to shut that down?'' she said.
Among the universities instituting booster mandates for students returning to campus are American University, Cornell University and the University of Michigan.
American University President Sylvia Burwell said in a note to students and faculty that the university is requiring boosters starting Feb. 10 because of factors including increasing Covid-19 transmission in Washington, D.C., large numbers of people six months past their second shot, holiday travel and the emergence of the Omicron variant.
''As the weather gets colder and people gather indoors, getting a Covid-19 vaccine or booster can help protect you and those around you,'' she said.
New York's Metropolitan Opera said it is requiring all staff, performers and audience members to get a booster to attend a performance, starting Jan. 17. The L.A. Music Center, including venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Ahmanson Theatre, said it would require boosters for audience members and staff who are eligible.
Danny Meyer, head of Union Square Hospitality Group, said on CNBC Wednesday that his restaurants such as Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe would require customers to show proof of a booster to dine indoors, and employees and new hires must also receive boosters.
A survey of 200 major employers conducted earlier this month by Gartner found 8% of the businesses are redefining what it means to be fully vaccinated and are requiring workers to get booster shots.
About 50% of the surveyed employers said they have or plan to institute vaccine requirements.
It could be tougher for the federal government to require a booster, given the opposition to the existing vaccine mandate, analysts said.
The Supreme Court has scheduled a special hearing next month to assess the legality of a vaccine or testing mandate aimed at large employers and a vaccination requirement for certain healthcare workers.
If the U.S. changes the definition of fully vaccinated to include three shots, the Biden administration's vaccine or testing requirement would likely require millions more people to get tested every week because only a minority of vaccinated Americans have gotten the extra dose, said Larry Levitt, executive vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Such a move would also be challenging because most people aren't eligible for booster doses until six months after their second shot.
''A requirement in workplaces or entertainment settings for a booster would certainly boost boosters, but it would take time and there would be chaos in the interim,'' Mr. Levitt said.
President Biden and other senior administration officials have been urging people to get the extra dose as the best defense against Omicron.
''Boosters provide the strongest protection,'' Mr. Biden said on Tuesday, as he announced new measures to confront Omicron such as adding thousands of new vaccination sites to make boosters more accessible. ''Unfortunately, we still have tens of millions eligible for booster shots who have not yet gotten them.''
In the U.S., 62% of the population is fully vaccinated, but less than one-fifth have gotten a booster shot, according to the CDC.
A survey of 1,065 adults published this week by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that half of the vaccinated adults who haven't yet received a booster dose said they were more likely to get one given the recent Omicron news.
Write to Felicia Schwartz at felicia.schwartz@wsj.com
Von der Leyen accused of hypocrisy following short private jet trip revelations
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 14:01
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Credit: Belga
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has been criticised after it came out that she took a private jet for a 50-km trip as climate change talks are ongoing COP26.
Just days after von der Leyen spoke during the climate summit's opening talks in Glasgow, urging ''all of us to do whatever it takes now to limit global warming to 1.5°C, British newspaper The Telegraph revealed she used a private jet for more than half of her official visits (18 out of 34) since taking office in December 2019.
As she told world leaders that ''humans can do something about climate change, because it is man-made,'' it came out one of those trips included a 31-mile (50-km) journey between Vienna and Bratislava, a trip that would take just over one hour by car or train. She also relied on private jets to travel to between other nearby destinations such as Paris and London.
Although commercial flights are already hugely damaging for the environment, the effect of a single private jet is much worse. In just one hour, a single private jet can emit two tonnes of CO2, according to Europe's leading NGO campaigning for cleaner transport. To put this into context, the average person living in the European Union emits 8.2 tonnes of CO2 equivalent over the course of an entire year.
In response to the revelation, one spokesperson for von der Leyen said these trips were ''not feasible with commercial flights,'' adding that ''an air taxi is only used when necessary, to enable presence at meetings in various places on a very packed schedule.''
Reportedly, the jets usually fly on ''biokerosene,'' currently the only short-term solution to reduce the amount of CO'‚‚ emitted by an aircraft.
Accusations of hypocrisyThe revelations made about von der Leyen have been particularly criticised in the context of the ongoing climate summit, to which many global leaders travelled by private jet, although some did opt for more climate-friendly transport modes, including the Climate Train which passed by Brussels to bring participants to the UN Climate Change Conference.
Users on social media also expressed their anger in the wake of the revelations, with most posts including accusations of hypocrisy.
''This is the mentality of politicians. 'But it runs on Biofuel'...' Biofuels are a greenwashing scam pure and simple,'' wildlife, ocean and landscape cameraman Mark Thorpe said.
This is the mentality of politicians. ''But it runs on Biofuel'...'' Biofuels are a greenwashing scam pure and simple. https://t.co/eMrRMYSufs
'-- seawildearth (@seawildearth) November 3, 2021
The global elite are treating the public with utter contempt. They're forcing ordinary people out of their cars and off flights as part of their draconian climate change agenda while travelling around in private jets themselves. https://t.co/kPbU4eWA8Z
'-- Richard Wellings (@RichardWellings) November 2, 2021
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Covid-19: New rules in force for three UK nations - BBC News
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 13:08
By Joseph LeeBBC News
New Covid restrictions have come into force in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as the nations try to halt the surge in infections.
All three nations have introduced curbs on the hospitality and leisure industry, resumed social distancing rules and put limits on the size of gatherings.
Boris Johnson has not announced any further restrictions in England.
But the prime minister said he would not hesitate to act if necessary.
Daily coronavirus figures are not being reported over Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but Friday saw a new high of 122,186 UK cases.
The Office for National Statistics estimated - using its weekly random testing programme - that 1.74 million people, or one in 35, had coronavirus seven days ago. But that was before last week's big increase in the daily counts, which are based on positive results in tests.
Each of the three nations that has reimposed restrictions has chosen different rules, but they all feature limits on the size of gatherings, requirements for social distancing and tighter rules for pubs, restaurants and leisure venues.
Indoor events will be limited to 100 people standing or 200 people sitting, while outdoor events will be capped at 500 peopleOne metre physical distancing will be required at public eventsPubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and gyms will have to ensure a one metre distance between groups of peopleGroups of people meeting will be limited to three householdsTable service will be required in hospitality venues offering alcoholNo more than six people can meet at pubs, cinemas and restaurantsOutdoor events are limited to 50 people, and there is a maximum capacity of 30 for indoor events, including in private homesTwo-metre social distancing is required in offices and public placesNightclubs have to closeAnd from Boxing Day in Northern Ireland, nightclubs must remain closed and indoor standing events are banned.
Then, from 06:00 on 27 December, pubs, cafes and restaurants will have to provide table service only, while no more than six people from different households will be allowed to sit together.
Pubs and restaurants in Wales have said they fear they could be "crippled" by new rules for the industry.
Shaun Barnsley, a pub owner in Chepstow, said his takings for December were already 65% down - and the new restrictions had left him feeling "very, very flat".
The return to table service has meant more staff were needed and things were not as jolly as they could be, he said, adding: "It's a struggle."
The new rules mean that Boxing Day football matches in Scotland's premiership will be played in front of a maximum of 500 seated fans, while in Wales all large sporting events will be played behind closed doors.
Meanwhile in England, Covid cases have hit the popular Boxing Day football line-up, forcing the postponement of Premiership games between Burnley and Everton, Liverpool and Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers against Watford.
Although England is the only one of the UK's four nations not to be tightening restrictions after Christmas Day, it has the highest infection rate. In London, the worst-hit region, one in 20 people were thought to be carrying the infection last Sunday.
Mr Johnson, who suffered the largest rebellion since he became prime minister when MPs voted on his Plan B measures earlier this month, said before Christmas that he "can't rule out" further measures after the holiday.
Since then, preliminary findings by the UK Health Security Agency have found the Omicron variant may be less likely to cause serious illness than the previously dominant variant, Delta.
Leading Tory backbench MP Sir Graham Brady said "enough is enough" and welcomed reports that ministers were resisting any further restrictions.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he said: "Even with new concrete evidence that the Omicron variant will not cause the devastation first predicted, there are very real fears that, if this year's Christmas has been reprieved, New Year could be cancelled instead. It must not happen."
The UK government is continuing its strategy of encouraging the take-up of booster vaccines to protect against the Omicron variant, sending out millions of text messages on Boxing Day urging people to "get boosted now".
Omicron: What we know so far
This variant is very contagious - it spreads faster than others and can infect people even if they are fully vaccinatedVaccines and boosters are still essential - they do a great job at protecting against severe disease that could put you in hospitalIt is milder - if you catch it, the risk of needing hospital treatment is up to 70% lower than with previous variants - but that is largely because many of us have built up immunity from vaccines and past infections rather than changes to the virusEven if Omicron is milder, because it is more contagious a large number of people will catch it and some will still become very ill, which puts pressure on the NHSMore on this story
'Dr. Death' proposes implant that would kill user if not turned off '-- RT World News
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 12:49
The doctor who developed bizarre 'suicide pods' has grabbed the public's attention once more, this time with a body implant for people who might develop dementia that would administer lethal poison if they forgot to turn it off.
Dr. Philip Nitschke, an Australian assisted suicide advocate who administered the first voluntary lethal injection in 1996, has proposed a body implant that would include a button people need to press ''regularly,'' possibly every day, in order to prevent poison from being released into their bloodstream. It has not been determined what exact kind of poison would be released by the implant.
Nitschke, dubbed 'Dr. Death' by the media, previously found himself embroiled in controversy after introducing 'suicide pods' that kill the user by filling the small space with nitrogen.
The pods could be ready for operation in Switzerland by next year, the creator revealed earlier this month. The practice of assisted suicide is legal in the country.
The concern about the body implants, besides larger debates about the legality and morality of assisted suicide, is the fact that users could simply forget to press their button, even if they don't have dementia.
The technology, the doctor told The Independent, puts ''the responsibility right back onto the person and allows them to get what they want, which is that they do not want to live on as some form of vegetable, with no one prepared to end their lives.''
The doctor admits such technology will face ''significant legal barriers,'' but he argues it is an ''important development'' and could protect some doctors from facing an ethical dilemma from someone with early signs of dementia requesting an assisted death.
To combat against just general forgetfulness, Nitschke said the implants could beep for an entire day or two before they actually release poison into the body.
''When you've forgotten why you're switching something off that's beeping, then you will die,'' he said.
Andy Cohen falls ill with Covid for second time, sends son to stay with nanny / Queerty
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 12:47
Andy Cohen (Photo: Shutterstock)Andy Cohen has revealed that he fell ill for a second time with Covid-19. He first took ill in March 2020. He's since been double vaccinated. He recently received his booster shot on Thursday, December 9, and then began to feel unwell.
At first, Cohen, 53, thought it was a reaction to the booster, but a couple of days later, he felt even worse. A test revealed he was positive again for Covid (the booster shot reaches its maximum efficiency at least a couple of weeks after being administered, so this sounds like a case of bad timing on Cohen's part).
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Cohen revealed his illness on Monday on his SiriusXM show. He was absent from the show last week, and this explains why.
''I thought I was sick from the booster, that I was having a reaction to the booster. And then two days later, I was like, 'Wait a minute, this is quite a big reaction'. And I got pretty sick.''
He said he was on day 10 of his quarantine period, and had just had a negative PCR test, so would soon be able to reunite with his son, Benjamin, 2.
He said that at first he'd tried to isolate himself from his son within their home, but it didn't work out. The youngster didn't really understand the need to keep his distance.
'‹'‹''I quarantined in the house. The first day was really drought and he was really upset and he wanted to hug me so badly,'' Cohen told his Radio Andy co-host John Hill. ''Thankfully, what wound up happening was we tried cohabitating and he was not getting the message that he could not come near me and it was serious. It was really upsetting. And he wound up going out to Long Island with his nanny.''
''We quite literally separated,'' Cohen said. ''It was not pretty. It was not pretty.''
Thankfully, as shown on Cohen's Instagram stories, Benjamin is now back at home with his daddy for Christmas and excited about Santa visiting.
Here's hoping they both enjoy a wonderful, healthy, Christmas together.
Related: Andy Cohen tests positive for coronavirus
Early studies have shown that being double vaccinated offers some protection from serious illness if you become infected with the new Omnicron variant of Covid-19. However, the booster shot appears to significantly improve that protection
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Russia approves 'mass graves' plan with Putin 'to invade Ukraine in 2022'
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 12:19
RUSSIA has reportedly approved plans for ''urgent mass graves'' amid fears that World War Three could break out after an invasion of Ukraine.
The move comes amid deepening concerns that Vladimir Putin is plotting an invasion of his neighbour in 2022 with more than 175,000 Russian troops said to have been detected on the border.
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Fears are growing that Putin is plotting to invade Ukraine 2
It comes as reports emerged that mass burial graves are being readied for the event of warRussian outlet MK say that the burial sites were constructed as a priority after they allegedly appeared on leaked legal documents that are expected to come into force on February 1.
The burial sites would reportedly accommodate 100 corpses each and would be used in conjunction with facilities to cremate bodies of solders.
The grisly preparations came to light after Russia issued claims that the army was only set up to defend itself and would not actively be ''choosing the path of confrontation''.
Speaking on Wednesday, the country's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov described their neighbours as ''hot heads'' adding that a potential future war was a "choice up to our partners''.
He told RT: "The fact that the US authorities have been quite expeditious with regards to organizing future contacts, I believe it is a positive sign, regardless of the substantial work ahead.
"Russia has all the capabilities in place to ensure a full military and technical response to any kind of provocations that might unfold around us."
Vladimir Putin previously ordered US officials to leave Russia immediately amid fears he plans to order an invasion of Ukraine before the end of January.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in parliament that Crimea '-- which Moscow seized in 2014 '-- was Ukrainian territory and Kiev's goal was to "liberate" it, focusing on diplomatic solutions.
Speaking in parliament, Zelensky said that the return of Crimea should be the main goal and philosophy of Ukraine.
He said: "We see this as a direct threat to Russia.
"Such wording of course means that the Kiev regime intends to use all available means '-- including force '-- in order to encroach on a Russian region.
"This is how we are leaning towards perceiving it."
TENSIONS ESCALATE But in recent week Moscow was forced to backtrack on their claims after a fighter jet intercepted a US spy plane that was flying over the Black Sea.
The rising tensions have prompted the G7 group of Western nations - meeting in Liverpool - to issue a warning to Russia.
''Russia should be in no doubt that further military aggression against Ukraine would have massive consequences and severe cost in response," the group said in statement.
"We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the right of any sovereign state to determine its own future."
Britain's Defence Secretary Ben Wallace recently said the UK was ready to use force to help defend Ukraine.
But Russia has denied that it plans to attack their neighbours and condemned the G7 warning.
They have demanded Ukraine not join NATO and raged that the US must stop all military activity in the region.
A US senator has warned America could "rain destruction" on Russia with nuclear weapons if Putin invades Ukraine.
That promoted Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, to say Joe Biden is pushing his nation to the brink of nuclear war.
What is happening between Russia and Ukraine?
RUSSIA and the Ukraine have remained technically at war since 2014
Ukraine was aligned with Russia as part of the Soviet Union until its collapse in 1991, following which it became an independent state.
Both nations remained closely tied - but Ukraine gradually began to distance itself, seeking deeper ties with the West.
The open conflict was triggered by the Ukrainian Revolution in 2014 - when an uprising overthrew the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych.
Vladimir Putin's forces reacted by annexing the region of Crimea from Ukraine - a move which was widely condemned by the West.
The conflict then spiralled when pro-Russian groups in Eastern Ukraine then took up arms against the state.
Russia gave their backing the separatist forces which formed breakaway republics in Donetsk and Luhansk.
Putin's forces then launched a military incursion into these regions as they gave their support to the rebels.
Russia continues to hold Crimea - and claims the region joined them willingly after they a referendum.
Seven years have now passed and the War in Donbass remains at a stalemate.
It is estimated some 14,000 have been killed in the conflict, including more than 3,0o0 civilians.
Ukraine and the rebels signed a new ceasefire in July 2020 - but clashes have been steadily increasing again throughout 2021.
Ryabkov's warning comes after Biden held a high-stakes call with Vladimir Putin as tensions between Washington and Moscow intensify over Ukraine.
The two-hour call between the leaders was held in a bid to de-escalate tensions - with the US President threatening sanctions over the situation at Russia's border.
According to US officials, Biden told Putin there would be ''clear and decisive'' consequences in case of an invasion.
Meanwhile one of Putin's general has warned Russia's nuke launchers and hypersonic missiles are "ready for action" - further fuelling fears of an invasion of Ukraine.
Last week saw multiples tests of the lethal Zicron weapons and series of live military drills.
Chief of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov said more than 95 per cent of Moscow's ground-based strategic nuclear forces are "kept in constant readiness for combat use".
He also warned that Russia ''is ready to combat any provocations by Ukraine in Donbas'' during a briefing on Thursday with military ambassadors of foreign states.
Russia ramps up military '‹preparations amid deep tension with West by staging new'‹ test of soon-to-be-deployed 6,670 mph hypersonic Zircon missile, and conducting fresh war games 22 miles from Ukraine
Committee of 300 - Wikipedia
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 12:11
conspiracy theory
The Committee of 300, also known as The Olympians, is a conspiracy theory[1] that claims a powerful group was founded by the British aristocracy in 1727 and rules the world.[2] Proponents of the theory alleging the Committee's existence believe it to be an international council that organizes politics, commerce, banking, media, and the military for centralized global efforts.
Background [ edit ] The theory dates to a statement made by German politician Walther Rathenau in a 1909 article "Gesch¤ftlicher Nachwuchs" in Neue Freie Presse:[3][4]
Three hundred men, all of whom know one another, guide the economic destinies of the Continent and seek their successors from their own milieu.
In context, Rathenau was actually deploring the oligarchic implications of this statement, and did not suggest that the "Three hundred" were Jewish. However, by 1912 Theodor Fritsch had seized upon the sentence as an "open confession of indubitable Jewish hegemony" and as proof that Rathenau was the "secret Kaiser of Germany." The idea became more popular after World War I, and the spread of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Rathenau addressed the issue in a 1921 letter, stating that the three hundred referred to were leaders in the business world, rather than Jews.[5]
After Rathenau's assassination in June 1922, one of his assassins explicitly cited Rathenau's membership in the "Three hundred Elders of Zion" as justification for the killing. This prompted the Reichstag to pass a Law for the Protection of the Republic making propagation of the myth a prosecutable offense. Nevertheless, it was still used by the Nazis before and after they took power.[6]
Later theory [ edit ] Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich wrote that the group may also be known as the "Hidden Hand", which is headed by the Rothschild family of international financiers and based loosely around many of the top national banking institutions and royal families of the world.[7] This version of the conspiracy theory claims that the Rothschild family are merely a part of the club and not the leaders.[8]
In popular culture [ edit ] The committee of 300 is the main antagonist of the Science Adventure series.
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Bank of America Account no. 58453 02221 1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 356, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 256, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 612, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000. 3. Citibank Account no. 998552411 2212 with account name of Morning Star and with standing balances of US$ 1, 356, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 256, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 612, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000. 4. Bank of America Account no. 1 23040 AM21 241 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 44, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 52, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000. 5. Bank of America Account no. 1 23041 AM21 241 with account name of Spiritual Maria Cristina that to be resumed upon joined together of Her Lady, Lyn Grace H. Medina to get married with HM, King Anthony S. Martin and with standing balances of US$ 4, 321, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 812, 000, 000, 000 from the month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 133, 000, 000, 000. 6. Bank of America Account no. 1 23042 AM21 241 with account name of Croplands and with standing balances of US$ 4, 679, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 881, 000, 000, 000 from the month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 560, 000, 000, 000. 7. Bank of America Account no. 1 23043 AM21 241 with account name of Walnut and with standing balances of US$ 4, 679, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 881, 000, 000, 000 from the month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 560, 000, 000, 000. 8. Bank of America Account no. 1 23044 AM21 241 with account name of Peter Stone and with standing balances of US$ 5, 454, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 943, 000, 000, 000 from the month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 6, 397, 000, 000, 000. 9. Bank of America Account no. 1 23045 AM21 241 with account name of Unknown Man and with standing balances of US$ 5, 454, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 943, 000, 000, 000 from the month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 6, 397, 000, 000, 000. 10. Bank of America Account no. 1 2431 546A 1 up to account no. 1 2431 546A 21 with account name of Falcon 1 up to Falcon 21; Falcon 18 was fully exempted to audit, as this account was already moved and used both by US and Chinese Government as per Assigned Authority to H.E. Gen. Ping Yang, 3-Star General Military Air Force Pilot for H.E. Pres. Hu Jintao and Holder of Peoples Republic of China Passport no. G29203201 whereas US$ 1, 900, 000, 000, 000 was been automatically transferred to Peoples Republic of China dated November 27, 2008 as this effect shall be automatically be initiated to engrave with US Federal Treasury Bill and/or Local Chinese Hong Kong and/or Yuan Currency with due permission from HM, King Anthony Santiago Martin who Hold Sole Authorization to Engrave any Treasury Bills with a maximum face value balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 (Ten Trillion US Dollar) and this agency has strongly instructed Chinese Government to send HM, King Anthony Santiago Martin initially worth of US$ 10, 000, 000 for mobilization and other miscellaneous needs within 10 days upon rendered of this order from this date; with standing balances of US$ 3, 887, 000, 000, 000 which had been amended an audited balances for Falcon 1 to 6, reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 731, 000, 000, 000 from month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 4, 618, 000, 000, 000. 11. Citibank Account no. 34P 445412 201 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 15, 828, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 13, 108, 000, 000, 000, 000 from month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 28, 936, 000, 000, 000, 000. 12. Citibank Account no. 34P 445412 202 up to account no. 34P 445412 210 with amended account name of Spiritual Ally 1 to 9 and with standing balances of US$ 15, 828, 000, 000, 000 per given account number reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 13, 108, 000, 000 from the month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 28, 936, 000, 000, 000. 13. Citibank Account no. 34P 445412 211 up to 270 with amended account name of Spiritual Allied Forces 1 to 60 and with standing balances of US$ 38, 693, 000, 000 per given account number reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 32, 039, 000, 000 from the month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 70, 732, 000, 000. 14. Wells Fargo Bank Account no. 2A 98736 1 with account name of Spiritual Wonder Boy and with standing balances of US$ 65, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 52, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 117, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000. 15. American Express Debit Account no. 791121 AM01 001 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 981, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 814, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 795, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000. 16. Commerce Bancorp Account no. 129918 ASM211 with account name of Spiritual Wonder Boy and with standing balances of US$ 6, 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 5, 200, 000, 000, 000 from the month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 11, 700, 000, 000, 000. 17. Goldman Sachs Investment Account no. 333411 SWB01 1 with account name of Spiritual Wonder Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 450, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 520, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 970, 000, 000, 000, 000. 18. JP Morgan Chase Investment Account no. 8795 AM200 1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 900, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 8, 400, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 300, 000, 000, 000, 000. 19. Merrill Lynch Investment Account no. 98710 12301 0 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 900, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 8, 400, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 300, 000, 000, 000, 000. 20. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (Hong Kong) Account no. 05671052678020 1 to 2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 200, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 191, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 391, 000, 000, 000, 000. 21. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (Hong Kong): (a.) Account no. 876 3211 54AM 22; whereas, UK Government has requested this agency to Reconsider their Fullest Authority to Handle this Account after they transferred this Account Book from HSBC London Group to HSBC Hong Kong Office with monetary back-up remained in UK sometime on May, 2007 which were resolved to let HM, King Anthony Santiago Martin be used his authority to move for his mobilization and other humanitarian trading program worth of US$ 10, 000, 000 up to US$ 50, 000, 000, 000 (Fifty Billion US Dollar) in HSBC Hong Kong Office; with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 26, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of October up to this month in the total of US$ 30, 000, 000, 000, 000 and (b.) 876 3211 54AM 22 1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 13, 947, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 11, 706, 000, 000, 000 from the month of June up to this month in the total of US$ 25, 653, 000, 000, 000. 22. Bank of China (Hong Kong) Account no. 34255511 AM01 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 8, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 7, 944, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 15, 944, 000, 000, 000, 000 wherein this will be opened upon compliance of the Peoples Republic of China to the Requisition of the Pro-Democracy Group to revert China from Communist Military Regime into Democracy which had been under sanction by this agency due to Human Right Issues. 23. Hang Seng Bank (Hong Kong) Account no. 335413432 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000, 000. 24. Bank of East Asia (Hong Kong) Account no. 5543333-AM101 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 25. Chong Hing Bank (Hong Kong) Account no. 668933-5868 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 26. Dah Sing Bank (Hong Kong) Account no. 33423232-00001 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 27. Wing Hang Bank (Hong Kong) Account no. 981766511-KKA331 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 28. Wing Lung Bank (Hong Kong) Account no. 8867655414324 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 29. Banco Nacional Ultramarino (Macau) Account no. 6987452166455-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 30. Banco Delta Asia (Macau) Account no. 8799654211-11 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 31. Seng Heng Bank (Macau) Account no. 987663251455 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 32. Agricultural Bank of China (PROC) Account no. 665869985447 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 3, 986, 000, 000, 000. 33. Bank of Communications (PROC) Account no. 386698747-83 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 3, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 2, 977, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 977, 000, 000, 000. 34. China CITIC Bank (PROC) Account no. 6866578-112 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 35. China Construction Bank (PROC) Account no. 7781762653-AM1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 3, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 2, 977, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 977, 000, 000, 000. 36. China Development Bank (PROC) Account no. 100928771-0111098 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 37. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (PROC) Account no. 996588744521-85 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 38. Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (PROC) Account no. 343232110-09928 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 39. China Merchants Bank (PROC) Account no. 5586558774-9 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 40. China Industrial Bank (PROC) Account no. 00188726736-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 41. China Minsheng Bank (PROC) Account no. 00299872763-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 42. DBS Bank (Singapore) Account no. 1-229837646-019 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000, 000. 43. United Overseas Bank (Singapore) Account no. 88716262535-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 44. Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation (Singapore) Account no. 334 91AA 2261 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000, 000. 45. Bank of Japan (Japan) Account no. 1231 999122 A091 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 0000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000, 000, 000, 0000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000, 000, 000, 0000, 000, 000, 000. 46. Mizuho Corporate Bank (Japan) Account no. 019982736-01 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 47. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Japan) Account no. 981772673263 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 48. Senshu Bank (Japan) Account no. 200398485-17 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 49. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Japan) Account (1) no. 87677364554 and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000, 000, 000 and Account (2) no. 67645443432 and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 (US$ 99, 999, 999, 998, 750, 000 that deducted by Japanese Under Personnel and the Bank were fully guaranteed by Japanese Government for the Economic Reconstruction of Japan but all aforesaid funds are unanimously pending until HM, King Anthony S. Martin will be received funds for the Economic Reconstruction of the Philippine Islands) with account name of White Spiritual Boy reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000, 000. 50. Shinshei Bank (Japan) Account no. 11928837347 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 51. Aozora Bank (Japan) Account no. 9019827773-KLA1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 52. Aichi Bank (Japan) Account no. 7716525345-01K with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000, 000. 53. Akita Bank (Japan) Account no. 245225447885-3 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000. 54. Hokuto Bank (Japan) Account no. 209812737-L12 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 80, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 79, 440, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 159, 440, 000, 000. 55. Aomori Bank (Japan) Account no. 55423132-091C with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 70, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 69, 470, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 139, 470, 000, 000. 56. Michinoku Bank (Japan) Account no. 98172653112 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 57. Chiba Bank (Japan) Account no. 5563534242 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 8, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 7, 944, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 15, 944, 000, 000, 000. 58. Toho Bank (Japan) Account no. 987263635112-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 59. Hokkaido Bank (Japan) Account no. 1121K28172632-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 60. Joyo Bank (Japan) Account no. 998172662122-2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 3, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 2, 977, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 977, 000, 000, 000. 61. Kanto Tsukuba Bank (Japan) Account no. 88736356522-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 62. Hokkoku Bank (Japan) Account no. 320983122303 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 63. Bank of Iwate (Japan) Account no. 3736252541-0 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 64. Tohoku Bank (Japan) Account no. 5544328878-9 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 65. The 77 Bank (Japan) Account no. 9988745444-2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 66. Nanto Bank (Japan) Account no. 1092837743-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 6, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 5, 409, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 11, 409, 000, 000, 000. 67. Tomato Bank (Japan) Account no. 1110293838-A1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 3, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 2, 977, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 977, 000, 000, 000. 68. Shizuoka Bank (Japan) Account no. 113-20039-09189 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 69. Tokyo Star Bank (Japan) Account no. 33019283-1029-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 6, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 5, 409, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 11, 409, 000, 000, 000. 70. Hokuriku Bank (Japan) Account no. 22123-100292892 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 9, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 8, 931, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 17, 931, 000, 000, 000. 71. Yamagata Bank (Japan) Account no. 1-09298383092 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 8, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated April 1, 2008 and this account had a cash and used for Banking Operational Balance within this Bank of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 and the remaining monetary balances are fiscally guaranteed. 72. Yamaguchi Bank (Japan) Account no. 112365243311-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 73. Narita Saving & Trust Co. (Japan) Account no. 5-0041-0201-0 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 6, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 5, 409, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 11, 409, 000, 000, 000. 74. Daichi-Kangko Bank (Japan) Account no. 2143-8461-555 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 75. Mitsubishi Bank (Japan) Account no. 2143-8461-555 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 9, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 8, 931, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 17, 931, 000, 000, 000. 76. Sanwa Bank (Japan) Account no. 916-002358-4 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 77. Japan Post Bank (Japan) Account no. 88763544352 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 78. Shinkin Bank (Japan) Account no. 8765243124-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 3, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 2, 977, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 977, 000, 000, 000. 79. Shonai Bank (Japan) Account no. 98117253434-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 80. Seven Bank (Japan) Account no. 1287615522-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 6, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 5, 409, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 11, 409, 000, 000, 000. 81. Japan Trustee Service Bank (Japan) Account no. 20938871763-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 82. Trust & Custody Service Bank (Japan) Account no. 1228176365-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 20, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 860, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 29, 860, 000, 000, 000. 83. ACLEDA Bank (Cambodia) Account no. 2009288347-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 84. Cambodia Commercial Bank (Cambodia) Account no. 457822121455-7 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 85. Canadia Bank (Cambodia) Account no. 774774774-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 86. Afghanistan International Bank (Afghanistan) Account no. 9098283734-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 87. Azizi Bank (Afghanistan) Account no. 69887444114 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000. 88. Banke Mille Afghan (Afghanistan) Account no. 982117266356-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 89. First Micro Finance Bank (Afghanistan) Account no. 11092773374-2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000. 90. Kabul Bank (Afghanistan) Account no. 375689741-2A with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000. 91. Allahabad Bank (India) Account no. 9187267636-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 92. Andhra Bank (India) Account no. 2091898278-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 3, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 2, 977, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 977, 000, 000, 000. 93. Axis Bank (India) Account no. 9018872763-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 94. Bank of Baroda (India) Account no. 209281726-2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 95. Bank of Bombay (India) Account no. 30982615243 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 96. Bank of India (India) Account no. 9225214214-3 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000, 000. 97. Bank of Madras (India) Account no. 778165635-0 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 9, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 8, 931, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 17, 931, 000, 000, 000. 98. Bank of Madura (India) Account no. 176155412-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 99. Bank of Maharashtra (India) Account no. 34524144233-2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 100. Bank of Rajasthan (India) Account no. 20918982378-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 101. Bharat Overseas Bank (India) Account no. 330299383-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 102. COSMOS Bank (India) Account no. 891872761-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 103. Canara Bank (India) Account no. 109288374-2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 104. Catholic Syrian Bank (India) Account no. 67654534311-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 105. Centurion Bank of Punjab (India) Account no. 445342524336 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 70, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 69, 470, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 139, 470, 000, 000. 106. City Union Bank (India) Account no. 300998577621 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 107. Corporation Bank (India) Account no. 10229881722 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 108. Deccan Merchants Co-operative Bank (India) Account no. 71652443123 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 109. Dena Bank (India) Account no. 667156521-A1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 110. Dhanalakshmi Bank (India) Account no. 20199283871 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 111. Exim Bank (India) Account no. 91872676434 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 112. Federal Bank (India) Account no. 12098387741 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 200, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 113. ICICI Bank (India) Account no. 39093881233 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 114. IDBI Bank (India) Account no. 92887377441 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 115. Imperial Bank of India (India) Account no. 409188721-1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 116. Indian Bank (India) Account no. 617552412212 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 117. Indian Overseas Bank (India) Account no. 5615524531 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 118. Induslnd Bank (India) Account no. 98562321147 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 119. Jammu & Kashmir Bank (India) Account no. 9049576644 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 120. Karnataka Bank (India) Account no. 635142144124 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000. 121. Karur Vysya Bank (India) Account no. 33562140141 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000. 122. Kotak Mahindra Bank (India) Account no. 3092983883 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 123. Mercantile Bank of India, London and China (India) Account no. 7891726673 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 124. North Malabar Gramin Bank (India) Account no. 10928388747 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 125. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (India) Account no. 45243313220-2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 126. Oriental Bank of Commerce (India) Account no. 2310221455 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 127. Pratibha Mahila Sahakari Bank (India) Account no. 563542423321 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000. 128. Punjab & Sind Bank (India) Account no. 39848577651 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 129. Punjab National Bank (India) Account no. 20938848412 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 130. South Malabar Gramin Bank (India) Account no. 87209388442 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 131. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur (India) Account no. 8337414224 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000. 132. State Bank of India (India) Account no. 871665535221 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 133. State Bank of Indore (India) Account no. 78001989221 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 134. State Bank of Mysore (India) Account no. 4524323221 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 135. State Bank of Patiala (India) Account no. 336895874122 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 136. State Bank of Saurashtra (India) Account no. 6742512441 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 137. State Bank of Travancore (India) Account no. 83742365211 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 138. Syndicate Bank (India) Account no. 673653434323 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 139. Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (India) Account no. 78765354332 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 140. UCO Bank (India) Account no. 56254342342 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 141. Union Bank of India (India) Account no. 56355474664 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 142. United Bank of India (India) Account no. 5635432339 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000. 143. Vijaya Bank (India) Account no. 68731342421 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 144. Bank Central Asia (Indonesia) Account no. 5625534534 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 145. Bank Danamon (Indonesia) Account no. 9930884433 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 146. Bank Mandiri (Indonesia) Account no. 903988487 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 147. Bank Negara Indonesia (Indonesia) Account no. 2817265352 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 148. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Indonesia) Account no. 23413273563 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 149. Lippo Banking Group (Indonesia) Account no. 2342998377 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 150. Banque Indosuez Mer Rouge (Djibouti) Account no. 30293848838 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 151. Banque pour le Commerce et llndustrie Mer Rouge (Djibouti) Account no. 732846637 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 152. Banco Cabo-Verdiano de Negócios (Cape Verde) Account no. 30199029893 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 70, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 69, 470, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 139, 470, 000, 000. 153. Banco Comercial do Atlântico (Cape Verde) Account no. 625517455241 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 154. Banco Inter-Atlântico (Cape Verde) Account no. 333252241000 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 60, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 54, 090, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 114, 090, 000, 000. 155. Caixa Económica de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) Account no. 8968879997 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 60, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 54, 090, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 114, 090, 000, 000. 156. Banco Africano de Investimentos (Angola) Account no. 2776355433 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 157. Banco de Comércio e Indústria (Angola) Account no. 901928374 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 158. Banco de Poupança e Crédito (Angola) Account no. 9211145222 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 159. Banque Internationale du Benin (Benin) Account no. 777443351 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 80, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 79, 440, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 159, 440, 000, 000. 160. Banque Du Caire (Egypt) Account no. 888854744 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 161. Commercial International Bank (Egypt) Account no. 211252244 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 162. National Bank of Egypt (Egypt) Account no. 3377896255 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 163. Banca per lAfrica Orientale (Eritrea) Account no. 685521147 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 164. National Bank of Ethiopia (Ethiopia) Account no. 4123854112 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 165. Awash International Bank (Ethiopia) Account no. 7756325442 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 166. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (Ethiopia) Account no. 66547732 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 167. Banque Gabonaise de Developpement (Gabon) Account no. 344118554 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 168. Development Bank of Kenya (Kenya) Account no. 1112522114 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 169. Kenya Commercial Bank (Kenya) Account no. 543378219 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000. 170. Agricultural Bank of Libya (Libya) Account no. 33425589 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 171. Libyan Arab Foreign Bank (Libya) Account no. 88665887 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 172. Sahara Bank (Libya) Account no. 211411998 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 173. Umma Bank (Libya) Account no. 33655474 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 174. Mauritius Commercial Bank (Mauritius) Account no. 583397477 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 175. State Bank of Mauritius (Mauritius) Account no. 88533697 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 176. Attijariwafa Bank (Morocco) Account no. 536955214 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 177. BMCE Bank (Morocco) Account no. 3321145547 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000. 178. Banque Commerciale du Maroc (Morocco) Account no. 439987441 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 179. Wafa Bank (Morocco) Account no. 5211538777 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 180. First National Bank of Namibia (Namibia) Account no. 248836554 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 200, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 181. Guaranty Trust Bank (Nigeria) Account no. 2763158912 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 182. Zenith Bank (Nigeria) Account no. 103369855 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 183. First City Monument Bank (Nigeria) Account no. 777855894 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 184. Banco Internacional de Sao Tome e Principe (São Tomé and Príncipe) Account no. 874542225 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 185. Commercial and Savings Bank of Somalia (Somalia) Account no. 998821125 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 186. ABSA (Amalgamated Bank of South Africa) Group Ltd. (South Africa) Account no. 485224112 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 187. First National Bank (South Africa) Account no. 1366987441 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 188. Investec Bank (South Africa) Account no. 2398521453 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 189. Nedbank (South Africa) Account no. 7489957742 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 190. Standard Bank of South Africa (South Africa) Account no. 4259734811 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 191. Teba Bank (South Africa) Account no. 9999288744 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 192. WesBank (South Africa) Account no. 1128334724 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000. 193. Tanzania Investment Bank (Tanzania) Account no. 681179347512 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 200, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 98, 600, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 298, 600, 000, 000. 194. East African Development Bank (Uganda Headquarters) Account no. 338744551122 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 195. Uganda Development Bank (Uganda) Account no. 84387645221 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 196. Bank of London and Montreal (Bahamas) Account no. 673589145 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 197. Barbados National Bank (Barbados) Account no. 35872214412 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 198. FirstCaribbean International Bank (Barbados) Account no. 888522144 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 80, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 79, 440, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 159, 440, 000, 000. 199. Caribbean Development Bank (Barbados Headquarters) Account no. 8-6324544 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 200. Belize Bank (Belize) Account no. 827614984 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000. 201. Butterfield Bank (Bermuda) Account no. 454421123 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 202. Banco Itaú (Brazil) Account no. 683341697 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 203. Banco Bradesco (Brazil) Account no. 593176985 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 204. Unibanco (Brazil) Account no. 823974554 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 205. Banco Safra (Brazil) Account no. 8537456982 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 206. Banco do Brazil (Brazil) Account no. 33783341562 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 207. Banrisul (Brazil) Account no. 8327469851 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 208. Caixa Econômica Federal (Brazil) Account no. 9988745444-2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 209. Banestes (Brazil) Account no. 3724964823 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 210. Royal Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 3876654122 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 60, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 54, 090, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 114, 090, 000, 000, 000. 211. Scotiabank (Canada) Account no. 87459432975 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 40, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 39, 520, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 79, 520, 000, 000, 000. 212. Bank of Montreal (Canada) Account no. 3784462178 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 20, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 860, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 29, 860, 000, 000, 000. 213. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Canada) Account no. 4-7774521542 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 30, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 29, 770, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 59, 770, 000, 000, 000. 214. National Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 43875442114 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 30, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 29, 770, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 59, 770, 000, 000, 000. 215. Canadian Western Bank (Canada) Account no. 469721799 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 70, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 69, 470, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 139, 470, 000, 000. 216. Citizens Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 74833871 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000. 217. First Nations Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 2726987441 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 218. Laurentian Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 8633297125 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 219. Bank of British Columbia (Canada) Account no. 4538912776 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 220. Bank of Toronto (Canada) Account no. 8397165923 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 221. Bancolombia (Colombia) Account no. 37111987545 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 222. Banco de Bogotá (Colombia) Account no. 93117664 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 223. Davivienda (Colombia) Account no. 8733479655 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 224. Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (Costa Rica) Account no. 92631958641 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 225. National Bank of Dominica (Dominica) Account no. 6733582122898 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 226. Republic Bank (Grenada) Account no. 197532115455 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 227. First Global Bank (Jamaica) Account no. 1386289614 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 228. Banco Azteca (Mexico) Account no. 356778451 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 229. Banorte (Mexico) Account no. 3965442122547 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 230. Banregio (Mexico) Account no. 64488743642 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 231. Banobras (Mexico) Account no. 9912867145 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 232. National Bank of Panama (Panama) Account no. 777563214557 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 233. Banistmo (Panama) Account no. 3333256897 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 234. Banco Materiales (Peru) Account no. 4532874114 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000. 235. 1st National Bank of Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) Account no. 57233971156 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 236. Bank of Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) Account no. 476698547411 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 237. De Surinaamsche Bank (Suriname) Account no. 839974552122 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 238. First Citizens Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) Account no. 997775624112 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000. 239. Arab Banking Corporation (Bahrain) Account no. 873519853249 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 7, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 6, 947, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 13, 947, 000, 000, 000. 240. Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (Bahrain) Account no. 539874523314 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 6, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 5, 409, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 11, 409, 000, 000, 000. 241. Eastern Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 77756329785 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 242. Dutch-Bangla Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 8347691359 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 243. National Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 763189337 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 244. Sonali Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 3377756189 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 245. Janata Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 7454354782 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 200, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 98, 600, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 298, 600, 000, 000. 246. Agrani Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 8777562214 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 247. Rupali Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 672339874125 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 248. Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 33671567445 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 249. Baiduri Bank (Brunei) Account no. 3476677721 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 250. Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) Account no. 70339644512 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 251. Bank Melli Iran (Iran) Account no. 3755377736 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 252. Bank Saderat (Iran) Account no. 873365224125 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 253. Bank Sepah (Iran) Account no. 74777745221 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 254. Bank Mellat (Iran) Account no. 8855537712 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 255. Bank Refah (Iran) Account no. 2333526647 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 256. Rafidain Bank (Iraq) Account no. 3337822985 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000. 257. National Bank of Iraq (Iraq) Account no. 74233987774 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 20, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 860, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 29, 860, 000, 000, 000. 258. Bank Hapoalim (Israel) Account no. 9377452663254 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000, 000. 259. Bank Leumi (Israel) Account no. 774523369 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 40, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 39, 520, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 79, 520, 000, 000, 000. 260. Israel Discount Bank (Israel) Account no. 227775631 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 30, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 29, 770, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 59, 770, 000, 000, 000. 261. Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal (Israel) Account no. 7255874451 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 262. Union Bank of Israel (Israel) Account no. 84733654214 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 20, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 860, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 29, 860, 000, 000, 000. 263. Arab Bank (Jordan) Account no. 44327771441 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 3, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 2, 977, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 977, 000, 000, 000. 264. Bank of Jordan (Jordan) Account no. 87774213665 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 265. Cairo Amman Bank (Jordan) Account no. 3678902145 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 266. Jordan Kuwait Bank (Jordan) Account no. 9988745444-2 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 267. Shinhan Bank (South Korea) Account no. 3826658744 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 268. Korea Exchange Bank (South Korea) Account no. 7772339854 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 269. Pusan Bank (South Korea) Account no. 3339855172 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 270. National Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait) Account no. 333687774554 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 271. Gulf Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait) Account no. 7774938545 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 272. Burgan Bank (Kuwait) Account no. 37255687774 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 273. Boubyan Bank (Kuwait) Account no. 874556621 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 274. Industrial Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait) Account no. 667774551 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 275. Al Baraka Bank (Lebanon) Account no. 333547878 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 276. Al-Mawarid Bank (Lebanon) Account no. 8777532144 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 277. Arab African International Bank (Lebanon) Account no. 27773669875 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 278. Bank of Beirut (Lebanon) Account no. 555777365 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 279. FFA Private Bank (Lebanon) Account no. 302587233 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 6, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 280. Bank of Maldives (Maldives) Account no. 3852777565 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 9, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 8, 931, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 17, 931, 000, 000. 281. Maybank (Malaysia) Account no. 372333744 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 282. Public Bank (Malaysia) Account no. 33277845541 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 283. CIMB Group (Malaysia) Account no. 887454442 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 284. Affin Bank (Malaysia) Account no. 7772311874 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 285. AmBank Group (Malaysia) Account no. 328763211425 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 286. Hong Leong Bank (Malaysia) Account no. 3367544521154 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 287. RHB Bank (Malaysia) Account no. 3612784777 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 288. Rastriya Banijya Bank (Nepal) Account no. 44257778951 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 289. Nepal Bank (Nepal) Account no. 9777436971 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 290. Himalayan Bank (Nepal) Account no. 67532412785 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 291. Nabil Bank (Nepal) Account no. 3874521223 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 292. Nepal Investment Bank (Nepal) Account no. 32187455621 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 293. First Women Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 37467770918 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 294. National Bank of Pakistan (Pakistan) Account no. 7723348541 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 295. Industrial Development Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 88745422374 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 296. Zarai Taraqiati Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 873355777 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 297. Allied Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 2111777214 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 298. Askari Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 574477741144 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 200, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 98, 600, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 298, 600, 000, 000. 299. Bank Al Habib (Pakistan) Account no. 33337771254 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 400, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 395, 200, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 795, 200, 000, 000. 300. Bank Alfalah (Pakistan) Account no. 637773258 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 301. Bank Islami (Pakistan) Account no. 111777232 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 302. Habib Metropolitan Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 30122777541 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000. 303. MyBank (Pakistan) Account no. 37252777346 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000. 304. NIB Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 7211777235 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000. 305. PICIC Commercial Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 6752317747 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 306. United Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 3000777144 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000. 307. Bank of Punjab (Pakistan) Account no. 3777432114 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 308. Allied Bank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 33217258 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 60, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 54, 090, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 114, 090, 000, 000, 000. 309. Banco de Oro Universal Bank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 7772335 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 300, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 297, 700, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 597, 700, 000, 000, 000. 310. Bank of the Philippine Islands (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 20777305 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000, 000. 311. Chinabank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 307775684 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000, 000. 312. Metrobank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 67773210 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000, 000. 313. PNB (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 87772304 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000, 000. 314. RCBC (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 98777342 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000, 000. 315. Security Bank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 777320874 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000, 000. 316. Union Bank of the Philippines (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 377746589 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 90, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 89, 310, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 179, 310, 000, 000, 000. 317. UCPB (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 10077738 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000, 000. 318. Asian Development Bank (Philippine Headquarters) Account no. 286777320 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances, as remained last 2007, of US$ 7, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 6, 947, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 13, 947, 000, 000, 000. 319. Qatar National Bank (Qatar) Account no. 2777395898 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 320. Bank of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Account no. 877723014 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 321. Commercial Bank of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Account no. 377728711 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 322. Hatton National Bank (Sri Lanka) Account no. 3756899654 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 323. Seylan Bank (Sri Lanka) Account no. 4538777320 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 80, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 79, 440, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 159, 440, 000, 000. 324. National Savings and Investment (Sri Lanka) Account no. 3520110777 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 325. Commercial Bank of Syria (Syria) Account no. 931877750 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 200, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 98, 600, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 298, 600, 000, 000. 326. Bank of Taiwan (Taiwan) Account no. 2387775421 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 327. Mega International Commercial Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 34777521 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 328. CTCB (Taiwan) Account no. 448277710 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 700, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 694, 700, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 394, 700, 000, 000. 329. Land Bank of Taiwan (Taiwan) Account no. 774632514 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 330. Taishin International Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 477756314 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 331. Taiwan Cooperative Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 5934777201 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 332. Taipei Fubon Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 37775971 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000. 333. Cathay United Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 831777478 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 334. Bank Sinopac (Taiwan) Account no. 44289777516 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000. 335. Bangkok Bank (Thailand) Account no. 4529777231 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 336. Krung Thai Bank (Thailand) Account no. 4756277723 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 800, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 794, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 594, 400, 000, 000. 337. Kasikorn Bank (Thailand) Account no. 917774222 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 338. Siam Commercial Bank (Thailand) Account no. 7772391274 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 339. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (UAE) Account no. 7771687455 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 340. National Bank of Dubai (UAE) Account no. 3366977721 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 3, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 2, 977, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 5, 977, 000, 000, 000. 341. Mashreq Bank (UAE) Account no. 397775304 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 342. First Gulf Bank (UAE) Account no. 4633777259 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 343. Dubai Islamic Bank (UAE) Account no. 86377720415 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 344. Dubai Bank (UAE) Account no. 4777469831 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 345. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (UAE) Account no. 863777432 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 2, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 986, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 2, 986, 000, 000, 000. 346. BIDV (Vietnam) Account no. 880027771 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 347. Asia Commercial Bank (Vietnam) Account no. 577710006 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 600, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 540, 900, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 140, 900, 000, 000. 348. Sabaa Islamic Bank (Yemen) Account no. 108877712 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 349. Credins Bank (Albania) Account no. 38777214509 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 350. Raiffeisen Bank (Albania) Account no. 5777130583 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 351. Banc Internacional dAndorra Banca Mora (Andorra) Account no. 447772351 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 500, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 496, 500, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 996, 500, 000, 000. 352. Bank Austria (Austria) Account no. 4412377712 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000, 000. 353. BAWAG P.S.K. (Austria) Account no. 8765577721 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000, 000. 354. Erste Bank (Austria) Account no. 77763819 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 30, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 29, 770, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 59, 770, 000, 000, 000. 355. Hypo Group Alpe Adria (Austria) Account no. 997773654 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000, 000. 356. Österreichische Postsparkasse P.S.K. (Austria) Account no. 3258777310 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 (US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 were been guaranteed for taxes of all HM, King Anthony S. Martins deposits here in Austria) reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 357. Volksbank (Austria) Account no. 371177728 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 20, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 860, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 29, 860, 000, 000, 000. 358. S M von Rothschild (Austria) Account no. 7774544135 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 359. Raiffeisen Zentralbank (Austria) Account no. 89877745382 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 30, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 29, 770, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 59, 770, 000, 000, 000. 360. International Bank of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan) Account no. 777232581 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 361. Belarus Bank (Belarus) Account no. 586577735941 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 362. Argenta Bank (Belgium) Account no. 87773549237 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 363. Dexia Bank (Belgium) Account no. 1117773854 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 9, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 8, 931, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 17, 931, 000, 000, 000. 364. Fortis (Belgium) Account no. 37773493716 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 365. KBC Group (Belgium) Account no. 3697772641 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 20, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 860, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 29, 860, 000, 000, 000. 366. ABS Banka Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Account no. 529777346128 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 367. United Bulgarian Bank (Bulgaria) Account no. 23847776591 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 4, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 368. Central Cooperative Bank (Bulgaria) Account no. 93167774152 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 6, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 5, 409, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 11, 409, 000, 000, 000. 369. HVB Bank Biochim (Bulgaria) Account no. 3461277712 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 7, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 6, 947, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 13, 947, 000, 000, 000. 370. DSK Bank (Bulgaria) Account no. 3677741231 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 371. Bulbank (Bulgaria) Account no. 887773164 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 8, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 7, 944, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 15, 944, 000, 000, 000. 372. Zagrebaka Banka (Croatia) Account no. 38477712534 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 373. Croatia Banka (Croatia) Account no. 4427773549 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 9, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 8, 931, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 17, 931, 000, 000, 000. 374. Bank of Cyprus (Cyprus) Account no. 63197771374 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 20, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 860, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 29, 860, 000, 000, 000. 375. Helenic Bank (Cyprus) Account no. 9977744255 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 376. Marfin Popular Bank (Cyprus) Account no. 2777541231 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 40, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 3, 952, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 7, 952, 000, 000, 000. 377. eskoslovenská Obchodní Banka SOB (Czech Republic) Account no. 33527776974 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 378. Komerní Banka KB (Czech Republic) Account no. 998877731 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 379. ivnostenská Banka (Czech Republic) Account no. 2777391674 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000, 000. 380. Aktieselskab Aarhus Lokalbank (Denmark) Account no. 4477711352 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 9, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 8, 931, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 17, 931, 000, 000, 000. 381. Bank DnB Nord (Denmark) Account no. 98874752371 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 382. Danske Bank (Denmark) Account no. 1327778721925 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 100, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 99, 240, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 199, 240, 000, 000, 000. 383. FIH Erhvervsbank A/S (Denmark) Account no. 186977739142 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 7, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 6, 947, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 13, 947, 000, 000, 000. 384. Jyske Bank (Denmark) Account no. 30777569881 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 385. Nordea Bank Danmark A/S (Denmark) Account no. 10307775698 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000. 386. Saxo Bank (Denmark) Account no. 39867773158 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 8, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 7, 944, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 15, 944, 000, 000, 000. 387. Spar Nord Bank (Denmark) Account no. 8877754442 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 30, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 29, 770, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 59, 770, 000, 000, 000. 388. SEB Eesti Ühispank (Estonia) Account no. 44777359831 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 4, 965, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 9, 965, 000, 000, 000. 389. Eesti Krediidipank (Estonia) Account no. 8241777442 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 992, 400, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 992, 400, 000, 000. 390. Säästöpankkiliitto The Finnish Savings Banks Group (Finland) Account no. 33877723244 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 200, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 98, 600, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 298, 600, 000, 000, 000. 391. Osuuspankkikeskus OP-Pohjola Group (Finland) Account no. 9997773335 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standin List 1 of 2 source here. List 2 of 2 Filipino People's Account handled by Anthony Santiago Martin GENERAL CONFIRMATION These Banking Institutions, with full banking responsibilities, generally have declared, certified and reconfirmed the Validity, Veracity and Existence of the Off-balance Fiduciary Bank Account Record Sheet (all accounts are drained in cash funds since year 2000) but having Sovereign Guarantee by Precious Commodities preserved and untouched in the Philippine Islands, permissibly engraving of Multi-currency Bills in the Philippine Islands (99%) and/or in the United States of America (1%) and written in US Treasury Notes (top secret) and have been released its actual updates of the audited balances accounts, EXCEPT THOSE RED COLORED ACCOUNTS THAT HAVING UNCHANGED AND IRREVOCABLE BALANCES OF US$ Infinite (INFINITE DOLLAR), the actual estimated, accumulated and presumed amount of US$ 200, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 per account given on this date January 25, 2008 although having been drained and these Authorities reconfirmed, declared, certified and reconsidered the veracity and validity of all herein bank account information entitled and inherited to the People of the Philippine Islands (70%) and the world (30%) under the trusteeship, management and control of ASBLP Group of Companies and Bank of ASBLP represented and chaired by HM, King Anthony S. Martin, Holder of UN Diplomatic Passport no. UN – 00191 – 01.All Accounts herewith are densely coded into 4 (four) unchanged codes: White Spiritual Boy, Spiritual Wonder Boy, Morning Star and King David however it depends upon the requisition and desire of C3 – AM – 01 in his papers together with the inclusion of any herein confirmed fiduciary heritage accounts except Falcon 1 up to Falcon 999*** that requested by former World Bank Pres. Robert S. McNamara by phone (also drained in cash funds since year 2000). Said fiduciary bank accounts are amenable to change its original position and information upon requisition of C3 – AM – 01. NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN CONTINENTS 1. Special Federal Reserve Board (USA) Account no. 5525525424AM 2. Citibank (USA) Account no. 998552411 – 2212 3. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 201 4. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 202 5. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 203 6. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 204 7. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 205 8. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 206 9. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 207 10. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 208 11. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 209 12. Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 210 13. *Citibank (USA) Account no. 34P – 445412 – 211 up to Account no. 34P – 445412 – 999 (account compressed). 14. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 58453 – 02221 – 1 15. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 23040 – AM21 – 241 16. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 23041 – AM21 – 241 17. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 23042 – AM21 – 241 18. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 23043 – AM21 – 241 19. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 23044 – AM21 – 241 20. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 23045 – AM21 – 241 21. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 1 with account name of Falcon 1 22. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 2 with account name of Falcon 2 23. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 3 with account name of Falcon 3 24. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 4 with account name of Falcon 4 25. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 5 with account name of Falcon 5 26. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 6 with account name of Falcon 6 27. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 7 with account name of Falcon 7 28. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 8 with account name of Falcon 8 29. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 9 with account name of Falcon 9 30. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 10 with account name of Falcon 10 31. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 11 with account name of Falcon 11 32. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 12 with account name of Falcon 12 33. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 13 with account name of Falcon 13 34. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 14 with account name of Falcon 14 35. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 15 with account name of Falcon 15 36. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 16 with account name of Falcon 16 37. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 17 with account name of Falcon 17 38. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 18 with account name of Falcon 18. 39. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 19 with account name of Falcon 19 40. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 20 with account name of Falcon 20 41. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 21 with account name of Falcon 21 42. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 22 with account name of Falcon 22 43. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 23 with account name of Falcon 23 44. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 24 with account name of Falcon 24 45. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 25 with account name of Falcon 25 46. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 26 with account name of Falcon 26 47. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 27 with account name of Falcon 27 48. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 28 with account name of Falcon 28 49. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 29 with account name of Falcon 29 50. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 30 with account name of Falcon 30 51. Bank of America (USA) Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 31 up to Account no. 1 – 2431 – 546A – 999 with account name of Falcon 31 up to Falcon 999 (account compressed). 52. Wells Fargo Bank (USA) Account no. 2A – 98736 – 1 53. Wells Fargo Bank (USA) Account no. 2A – 98736 – 2 54. Wells Fargo Bank (USA) Account no. 2A – 98736 – 3 55. Wells Fargo Bank (USA) Account no. 2A – 98736 – 4 56. Wells Fargo Bank (USA) Account no. 2A – 98736 – 5 57. American Express Debit (USA) Account no. 791121 – AM01 – 001 58. Commerce Bancorp (USA) Account no. 129918 – ASM211 59. Goldman Sachs Investment (USA) Account no. 333411 – SWB01 – 1 60. JP Morgan Chase Investment (USA) Account no. 8795 – AM200 – 1 61. JP Morgan Chase Investment (USA) Account no. 8795 – AM200 – 2 62. JP Morgan Chase Investment (USA) Account no. 8795 – AM200 – 3 63. JP Morgan Chase Investment (USA) Account no. 8795 – AM200 – 4 64. JP Morgan Chase Investment (USA) Account no. 8795 – AM200 – 5 65. Merrill Lynch Investment (USA) Account no. 98710 – 12301 – 0 66. World Bank Group (USA) Account no. 886 – 2848 – PP48 – 20 (Physical Deposit); the presumed balances are initially given while its actual balances will be undisclosed until January 25, 2008. 67. World Bank Group (USA) Account no. 868 – 2884 – PP84 – 22 (Eternal Deposit); the presumed balances are initially given while its actual balances will be undisclosed until January 25, 2008. 68. International Monetary Funds (USA) Account no. 7780919901 (interlocked into one account from 21 expanding accounts) 69. Banco Central de la República Argentina (Argentina) Account no. 377798604-AM01 70. BBVA Banco Francés (Argentina) Account no. 977761211-AM01 71. Banco Macro (Argentina) Account no. 77712456-AM01 72. Banco de la Nación Argentina (Argentina) Account no. 887774590-AM01 73. Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina) Account no. 887774590-AM01 74. Banco Credicoop (Argentina) Account no. 8945617776-AM01 75. Banco Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) Account no. 277733902-AM01 76. Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe (Argentina) Account no. 16877790182-AM01 77. Banco Municipal de Rosario (Argentina) Account no. 1337770111-AM01 78. Central Bank of Bahamas (Bahamas) Account no. 99987563421 79. Bank of London and Montreal (Bahamas) Account no. 673589145 80. Barbados National Bank (Barbados) Account no. 35872214412 81. FirstCaribbean International Bank (Barbados) Account no. 888522144 82. Caribbean Development Bank (Barbados Headquarters) Account no. 8-6324544 83. Belize Bank (Belize) Account no. 827614984 84. Butterfield Bank (Bermuda) Account no. 454421123 85. Banco Central de Bolivia (Bolivia) Account no. 877761511 86. Banco Itaú (Brazil) Account no. 683341697 87. Banco Bradesco (Brazil) Account no. 593176985 88. Unibanco (Brazil) Account no. 823974554 89. Banco Safra (Brazil) Account no. 8537456982 90. Banco Central do Brazil (Brazil) Account no. 79977ASM-198 91. Banco do Brazil (Brazil) Account no. 33783341562 92. Banrisul (Brazil) Account no. 8327469851 93. Caixa Econômica Federal (Brazil) Account no. 9988745444-2 94. Banestes (Brazil) Account no. 3724964823 95. Royal Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 3876654122 96. Scotiabank (Canada) Account no. 87459432975 97. Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 177ASM12378 98. Bank of Montreal (Canada) Account no. 3784462178 99. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Canada) Account no. 4-7774521542 100. National Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 43875442114 101. Canadian Western Bank (Canada) Account no. 469721799 102. Citizens Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 74833871 103. First Nations Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 2726987441 104. Laurentian Bank of Canada (Canada) Account no. 8633297125 105. Bank of British Columbia (Canada) Account no. 4538912776 106. Bank of Toronto (Canada) Account no. 8397165923 107. Bancolombia (Colombia) Account no. 37111987545 108. Banco de la Republica de Colombia (Colombia) Account no. 888745262771 109. Banco de Bogotá (Colombia) Account no. 93117664 110. Davivienda (Colombia) Account no. 8733479655 111. Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (Costa Rica) Account no. 92631958641 112. Banco Central de Cuba (Cuba) Account no. 523778627100 113. National Bank of Dominica (Dominica) Account no. 6733582122898 114. Central Bank of Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic) Account no. 52389777901 115. Banco Central Del Ecuador (Ecuador) Account no. 90771793128 116. Republic Bank (Grenada) Account no. 197532115455 117. Bank of Guyana (Guyana) Account no. 66764789511 118. Central Bank of Guatemala (Guatemala) Account no. 277610293422 119. Banque de l'Union Haïtienne (Haiti) Account no. 89873645513 120. Sogebank (Haiti) Account no. 543771761209 121. Banque de la République d'Haïti (Haiti) Account no. 4277725221 122. Central Bank of Honduras (Honduras) Account no. 78771985463 123. Bank of Jamaica (Jamaica) Account no. 6776533210 124. First Global Bank (Jamaica) Account no. 1386289614 125. Banco Azteca (Mexico) Account no. 356778451 126. Banco de Mexico (Mexico) Account no. 777ASM99861 127. Banorte (Mexico) Account no. 3965442122547 128. Banregio (Mexico) Account no. 64488743642 129. Banobras (Mexico) Account no. 9912867145 130. Banco Central de Nicaragua (Nicaragua) Account no. 7989770412 131. National Bank of Panama (Panama) Account no. 777563214557 132. Banistmo (Panama) Account no. 3333256897 133. Banco Nacional de Panama (Panama) Account no. 7211778912 134. Caja de Ahorros (Panama) Account no. 7211778912 135. Banco Central del Paraguay (Paraguay) Account no. 7987790234 136. Banco Materiales (Peru) Account no. 4532874114 137. Banco Central de Reserva del Peru (Peru) Account no. 7299977ASM-1 138. Eastern Carribean Central Bank (Saint Kitts and Nevis) Account no. 4897710287 139. 1st National Bank of Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) Account no. 57233971156 140. Bank of Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) Account no. 476698547411 141. De Surinaamsche Bank (Suriname) Account no. 839974552122 142. Central Bank of Suriname (Suriname) Account no. 57771156112ASM-9 143. First Citizens Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) Account no. 997775624112 144. Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago) Account no. 7778129811 145. Bank of the South (Venezuela) Account no. 27772891831 146. Central Bank of Venezuela (Venezuela) Account no. 2877712543 147. Banco Central del Uruguay (Uruguay) Account no. 177714388 148. Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay [BROU] (Uruguay) Account no. 2777982143 FAR EAST, MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIAN CONTINENTS 149. Afghanistan International Bank (Afghanistan) Account no. 9098283734-1 150. Azizi Bank (Afghanistan) Account no. 69887444114 151. Banke Mille Afghan (Afghanistan) Account no. 982117266356-1 152. First Micro Finance Bank (Afghanistan) Account no. 11092773374-2 153. Central Bank of Afghanistan (Afghanistan) Account no. 13777652ASM-1 154. Kabul Bank (Afghanistan) Account no. 375689741-2A 155. Central Bank of Armenia (Armenia) Account no. 4463257774 156. Ameriabank (Armenia) Account no. 100293466522 157. Artsakhbank (Armenia) Account no. 19982377782 158. Bank of Bhutan (Bhutan) Account no. 97732394898 159. Bhutan National Bank (Bhutan) Account no. 10777092834 160. Arab Banking Corporation (Bahrain) Account no. 873519853249 161. Central Bank of Bahrain (Bahrain) Account no. 7745274ASM-9871 162. Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (Bahrain) Account no. 539874523314 163. Eastern Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 77756329785 164. Bangladesh Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 963254777ASM-1 165. Dutch-Bangla Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 8347691359 166. National Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 763189337 167. Sonali Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 3377756189 168. Janata Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 7454354782 169. Agrani Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 8777562214 170. Rupali Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 672339874125 171. Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) Account no. 33671567445 172. Baiduri Bank (Brunei) Account no. 3476677721 173. Central Bank of Brunei (Brunei) Account no. 93777ASM992 174. Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) Account no. 70339644512 175. ACLEDA Bank (Cambodia) Account no. 2009288347-1 176. Cambodia Commercial Bank (Cambodia) Account no. 457822121455-7 177. National Bank of Cambodia (Cambodia) Account no. 9377452663254 178. Canadia Bank (Cambodia) Account no. 774774774-1 179. People’s Bank of China (PROC) Account no. 527AM77101 180. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 0567105267802012 181. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 182. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 1 183. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 2 184. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 3 185. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 4 186. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 5 187. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 6 188. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 7 189. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 8 190. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 9 191. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (London, UK and Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 876 – 3211 – 54AM – 22 – 10 192. Bank of China (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 34255511 – AM01 193. Hang Seng Bank (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 335413432 194. Bank of East Asia (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 5543333-AM101 195. Bank of East Asia (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 5543333-AM101 – 1 196. Bank of East Asia (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 5543333-AM101 – 2 197. Bank of East Asia (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 5543333-AM101 – 3 198. Bank of East Asia (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 5543333-AM101 – 4 199. Bank of East Asia (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 5543333-AM101 – 5 200. Chong Hing Bank (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 668933-5868 201. Dah Sing Bank (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 33423232-00001 202. Wing Hang Bank (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 981766511-KKA331 203. Wing Lung Bank (Hong Kong, PROC) Account no. 8867655414324 204. Banco Nacional Ultramarino (Macau, PROC) Account no. 6987452166455-1 205. Banco Delta Asia (Macau, PROC) Account no. 8799654211-11 206. Seng Heng Bank (Macau, PROC) Account no. 987663251455 207. Agricultural Bank of China (PROC) Account no. 665869985447 208. Bank of Communications (PROC) Account no. 386698747-83 209. China CITIC Bank (PROC) Account no. 6866578-112 210. China Construction Bank (PROC) Account no. 7781762653-AM1 211. China Development Bank (PROC) Account no. 100928771-0111098 212. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (PROC) Account no. 996588744521-85 213. Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (PROC) Account no. 343232110-09928 214. China Merchants Bank (PROC) Account no. 5586558774-9 215. China Industrial Bank (PROC) Account no. 00188726736-1 216. China Minsheng Bank (PROC) Account no. 00299872763-1 217. Central Bank of East Timor (East Timor) Account no. 90771793128 218. Allahabad Bank (India) Account no. 9187267636-1 219. Andhra Bank (India) Account no. 2091898278-1 220. Axis Bank (India) Account no. 9018872763-1 221. Bank of Baroda (India) Account no. 209281726-2 222. Bank of Bombay (India) Account no. 30982615243 223. Bank of India (India) Account no. 9225214214-3 224. Bank of Madras (India) Account no. 778165635-0 225. Bank of Madura (India) Account no. 176155412-1 226. Bank of Maharashtra (India) Account no. 34524144233-2 227. Bank of Rajasthan (India) Account no. 20918982378-1 228. Bharat Overseas Bank (India) Account no. 330299383-1 229. COSMOS Bank (India) Account no. 891872761-1 230. Canara Bank (India) Account no. 109288374-2 231. Catholic Syrian Bank (India) Account no. 67654534311-1 232. Centurion Bank of Punjab (India) Account no. 445342524336 233. City Union Bank (India) Account no. 300998577621 234. Corporation Bank (India) Account no. 10229881722 235. Deccan Merchants Co-operative Bank (India) Account no. 71652443123 236. Dena Bank (India) Account no. 667156521-A1 237. Dhanalakshmi Bank (India) Account no. 20199283871 238. Exim Bank (India) Account no. 91872676434 239. Federal Bank (India) Account no. 12098387741 240. ICICI Bank (India) Account no. 39093881233 241. IDBI Bank (India) Account no. 92887377441 242. Imperial Bank of India (India) Account no. 409188721-1 243. Indian Bank (India) Account no. 617552412212 244. Indian Overseas Bank (India) Account no. 5615524531 245. Induslnd Bank (India) Account no. 98562321147 246. Jammu & Kashmir Bank (India) Account no. 9049576644 247. Karnataka Bank (India) Account no. 635142144124 248. Karur Vysya Bank (India) Account no. 33562140141 249. Kotak Mahindra Bank (India) Account no. 3092983883 250. Mercantile Bank of India, London and China (India) Account no. 7891726673 251. North Malabar Gramin Bank (India) Account no. 10928388747 252. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (India) Account no. 45243313220-2 253. Oriental Bank of Commerce (India) Account no. 2310221455 254. Pratibha Mahila Sahakari Bank (India) Account no. 563542423321 255. Punjab & Sind Bank (India) Account no. 39848577651 256. Punjab National Bank (India) Account no. 20938848412 257. South Malabar Gramin Bank (India) Account no. 87209388442 258. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur (India) Account no. 8337414224 259. State Bank of India (India) Account no. 871665535221 260. State Bank of Indore (India) Account no. 78001989221 261. State Bank of Mysore (India) Account no. 4524323221 262. State Bank of Patiala (India) Account no. 336895874122 263. State Bank of Saurashtra (India) Account no. 6742512441 264. State Bank of Travancore (India) Account no. 83742365211 265. Syndicate Bank (India) Account no. 673653434323 266. Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (India) Account no. 78765354332 267. UCO Bank (India) Account no. 56254342342 268. Union Bank of India (India) Account no. 56355474664 269. United Bank of India (India) Account no. 5635432339 270. Vijaya Bank (India) Account no. 68731342421 271. Bank Central Asia (Indonesia) Account no. 5625534534 272. Bank Danamon (Indonesia) Account no. 9930884433 273. Bank Mandiri (Indonesia) Account no. 903988487 274. Bank Negara Indonesia (Indonesia) Account no. 2817265352 275. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Indonesia) Account no. 23413273563 276. Lippo Banking Group (Indonesia) Account no. 2342998377 277. Bank Melli Iran (Iran) Account no. 3755377736 278. Bank Saderat (Iran) Account no. 873365224125 279. Bank Sepah (Iran) Account no. 74777745221 280. Bank Mellat (Iran) Account no. 8855537712 281. Bank Refah (Iran) Account no. 2333526647 282. Bank Markazi Jomhouri Islami Iran (Iran) Account no. 5577279219 283. Central Bank of Iraq (Iraq) Account no. 5577271871 284. Basrah International Bank for Investment (Iraq) Account no. 677736998 285. Gulf Commercial Bank (Iraq) Account no. 27187337720 286. Rasheed Bank (Iraq) Account no. 6779977612 287. Iraq Bank (Iraq) Account no. 2772098870 288. Industrial Bank of Iraq (Iraq) Account no. 4319977720 289. Iraqi Islamic Bank (Iraq) Account no. 6792778066 290. Trade Bank of Iraq (Iraq) Account no. 4965772031 291. Agricultural Cooperative Bank of Iraq (Iraq) Account no. 677680546 292. Rafidain Bank (Iraq) Account no. 3337822985 293. National Bank of Iraq (Iraq) Account no. 74233987774 294. Central Bank of Iraq (Iraq) Account no. 9377766399 295. Bank Hapoalim (Israel) Account no. 9377452663254 296. Bank of Israel (Israel) Account no. 4534263777ASM-1 297. Bank Leumi (Israel) Account no. 774523369 298. Israel Discount Bank (Israel) Account no. 227775631 299. Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal (Israel) Account no. 7255874451 300. Union Bank of Israel (Israel) Account no. 84733654214 301. Bank of Japan (Japan) Account no. 1231 – 999122 – A091 302. Mizuho Corporate Bank (Japan) Account no. 019982736-01 303. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Japan) Account no. 981772673263 304. Senshu Bank (Japan) Account no. 200398485-17 305. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Japan) Account no. 98716255344 306. Shinshei Bank (Japan) Account no. 11928837347 307. Aozora Bank (Japan) Account no. 9019827773-KLA1 308. Aichi Bank (Japan) Account no. 7716525345-01K 309. Akita Bank (Japan) Account no. 245225447885-3 310. Hokuto Bank (Japan) Account no. 209812737-L12 311. Aomori Bank (Japan) Account no. 55423132-091C 312. Michinoku Bank (Japan) Account no. 98172653112 313. Chiba Bank (Japan) Account no. 5563534242 314. Toho Bank (Japan) Account no. 987263635112-1 315. Hokkaido Bank (Japan) Account no. 1121K28172632-1 316. Joyo Bank (Japan) Account no. 998172662122-2 317. Kanto Tsukuba Bank (Japan) Account no. 88736356522-1 318. Hokkoku Bank (Japan) Account no. 320983122303 319. Bank of Iwate (Japan) Account no. 3736252541-0 320. Tohoku Bank (Japan) Account no. 5544328878-9 321. The 77 Bank (Japan) Account no. 9988745444-2 322. Nanto Bank (Japan) Account no. 1092837743-1 323. Tomato Bank (Japan) Account no. 1110293838-A1 324. Shizuoka Bank (Japan) Account no. 113-20039-09189 325. Tokyo Star Bank (Japan) Account no. 33019283-1029-1 326. Hokuriku Bank (Japan) Account no. 22123-100292892 327. Yamagata Bank (Japan) Account no. 1-09298383092 328. Yamaguchi Bank (Japan) Account no. 112365243311-1 329. Narita Saving & Trust Co. (Japan) Account no. 5-0041-0201-0 330. Daichi-Kangko Bank (Japan) Account no. 2143-8461-555 331. Mitsubishi Bank (Japan) Account no. 2143-8461-555 332. Sanwa Bank (Japan) Account no. 916-002358-4 333. Japan Post Bank (Japan) Account no. 88763544352 334. Shinkin Bank (Japan) Account no. 8765243124-1 335. Shonai Bank (Japan) Account no. 98117253434-1 336. Seven Bank (Japan) Account no. 1287615522-1 337. Japan Trustee Service Bank (Japan) Account no. 20938871763-1 338. Trust & Custody Service Bank (Japan) Account no. 1228176365-1 339. Arab Bank (Jordan) Account no. 44327771441 340. Central Bank of Jordan (Jordan) Account no. 11277714123 341. Bank of Jordan (Jordan) Account no. 87774213665 342. Cairo Amman Bank (Jordan) Account no. 3678902145 343. Jordan Kuwait Bank (Jordan) Account no. 9988745444-2 344. BTA Bank (Kazakhstan) Account no. 5533902921 345. National Bank of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan) Account no. 85067736279 346. National Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait) Account no. 333687774554 347. Gulf Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait) Account no. 7774938545 348. Burgan Bank (Kuwait) Account no. 37255687774 349. Boubyan Bank (Kuwait) Account no. 874556621 350. Industrial Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait) Account no. 667774551 351. Central Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait) Account no. 79927788910 352. Kuwait Finance Home (Kuwait) Account no. 7763217093 353. National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) Account no. 37887720192 354. Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao (Laos) Account no. 6777609189 355. Joint Development Bank (Laos) Account no. 3301928ASM-1 356. Central Bank of Laos (Laos) Account no. 87665177291 357. Al Baraka Bank (Lebanon) Account no. 333547878 358. Al-Mawarid Bank (Lebanon) Account no. 8777532144 359. Arab African International Bank (Lebanon) Account no. 27773669875 360. Bank of Beirut (Lebanon) Account no. 555777365 361. FFA Private Bank (Lebanon) Account no. 302587233 362. Central Bank of Lebanon (Lebanon) Account no. 33777283AM01 363. Maybank (Malaysia) Account no. 372333744 364. Public Bank (Malaysia) Account no. 33277845541 365. CIMB Group (Malaysia) Account no. 887454442 366. Affin Bank (Malaysia) Account no. 7772311874 367. AmBank Group (Malaysia) Account no. 328763211425 368. Hong Leong Bank (Malaysia) Account no. 3367544521154 369. RHB Bank (Malaysia) Account no. 3612784777 370. Bank Negara Malaysia (Malaysia) Account no. 789284673647 371. Bank of Mongolia (Mongolia) Account no. 210-450-BC3210-32-12 372. Bank of Mongolia (Mongolia) Account no. 210-3210-BC32-12 373. Central Bank of Myanmar (Myanmar) Account no. 332190182 374. Rastriya Banijya Bank (Nepal) Account no. 44257778951 375. Nepal Bank (Nepal) Account no. 9777436971 376. Nepal Rastra Bank (Nepal) Account no. 1777436ASM-1 377. Himalayan Bank (Nepal) Account no. 67532412785 378. Nabil Bank (Nepal) Account no. 3874521223 379. Nepal Investment Bank (Nepal) Account no. 32187455621 380. Central Bank of North Korea (North Korea) Account no. 8668764432 381. Bank Muscat (Oman) Account no. 77657485448 382. Central Bank of Oman (Oman) 3477368ASM-71 383. National Bank of Oman (Oman) Account no. 187733435597 384. Central Bank of Pakistan (Pakistan) Account no. 77799812001 385. First Women Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 37467770918 386. National Bank of Pakistan (Pakistan) Account no. 7723348541 387. Industrial Development Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 88745422374 388. Zarai Taraqiati Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 873355777 389. Allied Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 2111777214 390. Askari Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 574477741144 391. Bank Al Habib (Pakistan) Account no. 33337771254 392. Bank Alfalah (Pakistan) Account no. 637773258 393. Bank Islami (Pakistan) Account no. 111777232 394. Habib Metropolitan Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 30122777541 395. MyBank (Pakistan) Account no. 37252777346 396. NIB Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 7211777235 397. PICIC Commercial Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 6752317747 398. United Bank (Pakistan) Account no. 3000777144 399. Bank of Punjab (Pakistan) Account no. 3777432114 400. Allied Bank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 33217258 401. Banco de Oro Universal Bank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 7772335 402. Bank of the Philippine Islands (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 20777305 403. Chinabank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 307775684 404. Metrobank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 67773210 405. PNB (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 87772304 406. RCBC (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 98777342 407. Security Bank (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 777320874 408. Union Bank of the Philippines (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 377746589 409. UCPB (Philippine Islands)* Account no. 10077738 410. Development Bank of the Philippines (Philippine Islands) Account no. 69027776524 411. Land Bank of the Philippines (Philippine Islands) Account no. 965777210943 412. Banco Filipino (Philippine Islands) Account no. 76829837721 413. Philippine Bank of Commerce (Philippine Islands) Account no. 677783984-1 414. Philippine Veterans Bank (Philippine Islands) Account no. 62198777625 415. PhilTrust Bank (Philippine Islands) Account no. 1987776586 416. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippine Islands) Account no. 777918278 417. Asian Development Bank (Philippine Headquarters) Account no. 286777320 418. Qatar National Bank (Qatar) Account no. 2777395898 419. Central Bank of Qatar (Qatar) Account no. 7782934875ASM-1 420. National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia) Account no. 7340900978 421. Al Rajhi Bank (Saudi Arabia) Account no. 33456007464 422. Al Bilad Bank (Saudi Arabia) Account no. 39950407464 423. Riyad Bank (Saudi Arabia) Account no. 3112347432 424. Arab National Bank (Saudi Arabia) Account no. 9978656454 425. Central Bank of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) Account no. 88775671102 426. DBS Bank (Singapore) Account no. 1-229837646-019 427. United Overseas Bank (Singapore) Account no. 88716262535-1. 428. Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation (Singapore) Account no. 334 – 91AA – 2261 429. Central Bank of Singapore (Singapore) Account no. 7789271556 430. Shinhan Bank (South Korea) Account no. 3826658744 431. Korea Exchange Bank (South Korea) Account no. 7772339854 432. Pusan Bank (South Korea) Account no. 3339855172 433. Bank of Korea (South Korea) Account no. 6776746112 434. Kookmin Bank (South Korea) Account no. 5540977872 435. Hana Financial Group (South Korea) Account no. 1772499127 436. Woori Bank (South Korea) Account no. 17299842351 437. Korea Development Bank (South Korea) Account no. 57772431998 438. Kiup Bank (South Korea) Account no. 90977765211 439. Bank of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Account no. 877723014 440. Commercial Bank of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Account no. 377728711 441. Hatton National Bank (Sri Lanka) Account no. 3756899654 442. Seylan Bank (Sri Lanka) Account no. 4538777320 443. National Savings and Investment (Sri Lanka) Account no. 3520110777 444. Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka) Account no. 88977729938 445. Central Bank of Syria (Syria) Account no. 667677111209 446. Commercial Bank of Syria (Syria) Account no. 931877750 447. Bank of Taiwan (Taiwan) Account no. 2387775421 448. Mega International Commercial Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 34777521 449. CTCB (Taiwan) Account no. 448277710 450. Land Bank of Taiwan (Taiwan) Account no. 774632514 451. Taishin International Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 477756314 452. Taiwan Cooperative Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 5934777201 453. Taipei Fubon Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 37775971 454. Cathay United Bank (Taiwan) Account no. 831777478 455. Bank Sinopac (Taiwan) Account no. 44289777516 456. National Bank of Tajikistan (Tajikistan) Account no. 1372265771 457. Bangkok Bank (Thailand) Account no. 4529777231 458. Krung Thai Bank (Thailand) Account no. 4756277723 459. Kasikorn Bank (Thailand) Account no. 917774222 460. Siam Commercial Bank (Thailand) Account no. 7772391274 461. Central Bank of Thailand (Thailand) Account no. 650091777293 462. Central Bank of Turkmenistan (Turkmenistan) Account no. 1777982143 463. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (UAE) Account no. 7771687455 464. National Bank of Dubai/Emirates NBD (UAE) Account no. 3366977721 465. Mashreq Bank (UAE) Account no. 397775304 466. First Gulf Bank (UAE) Account no. 4633777259 467. Dubai Islamic Bank (UAE) Account no. 86377720415 468. Dubai Bank (UAE) Account no. 4777469831 469. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (UAE) Account no. 863777432 470. Central Bank of UAE (UAE) Account no. 86477376541 471. BIDV (Vietnam) Account no. 880027771 472. Asia Commercial Bank (Vietnam) Account no. 577710006 473. Central Bank of Vietnam (Vietnam) Account no. 3345777201 474. Sabaa Islamic Bank (Yemen) Account no. 108877712 475. Central Bank of Yemen (Yemen) Account no. 13347779920 476. Central Bank of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan) Account no. 2779437812 AFRICAN CONTINENTS 477. Banco Africano de Investimentos (Angola) Account no. 2776355433 478. Banco de Comércio e Indústria (Angola) Account no. 901928374 479. Banco de Poupança e Crédito (Angola) Account no. 9211145222 480. Banco Central de Angola (Angola) Account no. 41397799207 481. Banque Internationale du Benin (Benin) Account no. 777443351 482. Banque Central du Benin (Benin) Account no. 974139920777 483. Financial Bank (Benin) Account no. 17773958711 484. Bank of Botswana (Botswana) Account no. 875621123771 485. Banque de la République du Burundi (Burundi) Account no. 177701283 486. Central Bank of Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso) Account no. 2223771762 487. Afriland First Bank (Cameroon) Account no. 3777654310 488. Central Bank of Cameroon (Cameroon) Account no. 788877AM34 489. Bank of Central African States (Cameroon) Account no. 9726577622 490. Banque Internationale pour la Centrafrique (Central African Republic) Account no. 9831778247 491. Commercial Bank Centrafrique (Central African Republic) Account no. 27725197430 492. Banque Centrale des Comores (Comoros) Account no. 9831778247 493. Central Bank of Chad (Chad) Account no. 97778214165 494. Banque Centrale du Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) Account no. 6977712018 495. Central Bank of Côte d'Ivoire (Côte d'Ivoire) Account no. 29782345325 496. Banco Cabo-Verdiano de Negócios (Cape Verde) Account no. 30199029893 497. Banco Comercial do Atlântico (Cape Verde) Account no. 625517455241 498. Banco Inter-Atlântico (Cape Verde) Account no. 333252241000 499. Banco do Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) Account no. 77999987ASM-1 500. Caixa Económica de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) Account no. 8968879997 501. Banque Indosuez Mer Rouge (Djibouti) Account no. 30293848838 502. Banque Centrale de Djibouti (Djibouti) Account no. 72999077132 503. Banque pour le Commerce et l’lndustrie – Mer Rouge (Djibouti) Account no. 732846637 504. Banque Du Caire (Egypt) Account no. 888854744 505. Commercial International Bank (Egypt) Account no. 211252244 506. Central Bank of Egypt (Egypt) Account no. 798771222134 507. National Bank of Egypt (Egypt) Account no. 3377896255 508. Banca per l’Africa Orientale (Eritrea) Account no. 685521147 509. Bank of Eritrea (Eritrea) Account no. 72779987ASM-1 510. National Bank of Ethiopia (Ethiopia) Account no. 4123854112 511. Awash International Bank (Ethiopia) Account no. 7756325442 512. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (Ethiopia) Account no. 66547732 513. Central Bank of Equatorial Guinea (Equitorial Guinea) Account no. 8777365129 514. Banque Gabonaise de Developpement (Gabon) Account no. 344118554 515. Central Bank of Gabon (Gabon) Account no. 2485035325 516. Central Bank of Gambia (Gambia) Account no. 2334777325 517. Central Bank of Ghana (Ghana) Account no. 54377734511 518. Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée (Guinea) Account no. 49029277827 519. Central Bank of Guinea-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) Account no. 88763007765 520. Central Bank of Kenya (Kenya) Account no. 7772431210 521. Development Bank of Kenya (Kenya) Account no. 1112522114 522. Kenya Commercial Bank (Kenya) Account no. 543378219 523. Central Bank of Lesotho (Lesotho) Account no. 387334577712 524. Central Bank of Liberia (Liberia) Account no. 38777214509 525. Central Bank of Libya (Libya) Account no. 38799778201 526. B.S.I.C. Group (Libya) Account no. 3877621387 527. Agricultural Bank of Libya (Libya) Account no. 33425589 528. Libyan Arab Foreign Bank (Libya) Account no. 88665887 529. Sahara Bank (Libya) Account no. 211411998 530. Umma Bank (Libya) Account no. 33655474 531. Central Bank of Madagascar (Madagascar) Account no. 38974514771 532. Commercial Bank of Malawi (Malawi) Account no. 39777098841 533. Reserve Bank of Malawi (Malawi) Account no. 770979182 534. Bank of Africa (Mali) Account no. 7727985631 535. Banque de l'Habitat du Mali (Mali) Account no. 77998711232 536. Malian Solidarity Bank (Mali) Account no. 4777390081 537. Mauritius Commercial Bank (Mauritius) Account no. 583397477 538. State Bank of Mauritius (Mauritius) Account no. 88533697 539. Bank of Maldives (Maldives) Account no. 3852777565 540. Central Bank of Mauritania (Mauritania) Account no. 4377998732 541. Bank of Mauritius (Mauritius) Account no. 77790882331 542. Bank of Mozambique (Mozambique) Account no. 79897721A20 543. Attijariwafa Bank (Morocco) Account no. 536955214 544. Banque Centrale de Morocco (Morocco) Account no. 7297321017 545. BMCE Bank (Morocco) Account no. 3321145547 546. Banque Commerciale du Maroc (Morocco) Account no. 439987441 547. Wafa Bank (Morocco) Account no. 5211538777 548. First National Bank of Namibia (Namibia) Account no. 248836554 549. Bank of Niger (Niger) Account no. 7920771022 550. Guaranty Trust Bank (Nigeria) Account no. 2763158912 551. Central Bank of Nigeria (Nigeria) Account no. 2288777976 552. Zenith Bank (Nigeria) Account no. 103369855 553. First City Monument Bank (Nigeria) Account no. 777855894 554. Bank of Namibia (Namibia) Account no. 4310747739 555. National Bank of Rwanda (Rwanda) Account no. 4377739871 556. Banco Internacional de Sao Tome e Principe (São Tomé and Príncipe) Account no. 874542225 557. Banco Central de Sao Tome e Principe (São Tomé and Príncipe) Account no. 8777251102 558. Bank of West Africa (Senegal) Account no. 48777909162 559. Commercial and Savings Bank of Somalia (Somalia) Account no. 998821125 560. Central Bank of Somalia (Somalia) Account no. 8777-0192838 561. ABSA (Amalgamated Bank of South Africa) Group Ltd. (South Africa) Account no. 485224112 562. First National Bank (South Africa) Account no. 1366987441 563. Investec Bank (South Africa) Account no. 2398521453 564. Nedbank (South Africa) Account no. 7489957742 565. Standard Bank of South Africa (South Africa) Account no. 4259734811 566. Teba Bank (South Africa) Account no. 9999288744 567. Bank of South Africa (South Africa) Account no. 18777938321 568. WesBank (South Africa) Account no. 1128334724 569. Compagnie Bancaire de l'Afrique Occidentale (Senegal) Account no. 7977156132 570. Central Bank of West African States (Senegal) Account no. 8777629942 571. Central Bank of Seychelles (Seychelles) Account no. 97799872 572. Central Bank of Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone) Account no. 797654171 573. Bank of Sudan (Sudan) Account no. 137278657 574. Central Bank of Swaziland (Swaziland) Account no. 17757234512 575. Ecobank (Togo) Account no. 1221987477 576. Central Bank of Togo (Togo) Account no. 7776516233 577. Central Bank of Tunisia (Tunisia) Account no. 1377733029 578. Tanzania Investment Bank (Tanzania) Account no. 681179347512 579. East African Development Bank (Uganda Headquarters) Account no. 338744551122 580. Uganda Development Bank (Uganda) Account no. 84387645221 581. Bank of Uganda (Uganda) Account no. 872529977 582. Bank of Zambia (Zambia) Account no. 10992837465 583. Zambia National Commercial Bank (Zambia) Account no. 33425243A87 584. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) Account no. 19999019283 585. Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) Account no. 10937790192 EUROPEAN CONTINENTS 586. Credins Bank (Albania) Account no. 38777214509 587. Raiffeisen Bank (Albania) Account no. 5777130583 588. Central Bank of Albania (Albania) Account no. 81027779182 589. Banc Internacional d’Andorra – Banca Mora (Andorra) Account no. 447772351 590. Bank Austria (Austria) Account no. 4412377712 591. Oesterreichische Nationalbank [OeNB] (Austria) Account no. 8777251102 592. BAWAG P.S.K. (Austria) Account no. 8765577721 593. Erste Bank (Austria) Account no. 77763819 594. Hypo Group Alpe Adria (Austria) Account no. 997773654 595. Österreichische Postsparkasse – P.S.K. (Austria) Account no. 3258777310 596. Volksbank (Austria) Account no. 371177728 597. S M von Rothschild (Austria) Account no. 7774544135 598. Raiffeisen Zentralbank (Austria) Account no. 89877745382 599. International Bank of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan) Account no. 777232581 600. Central Bank of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan) Account no. 8893377721 601. Belarus Bank (Belarus) Account no. 586577735941 602. Central Bank of Belarus (Belarus) Account no. 772101799981 603. Euroclear (Belgium) Account no. 77665212897 604. Argenta Bank (Belgium) Account no. 87773549237 605. Dexia Bank (Belgium) Account no. 1117773854 606. Fortis (Belgium) Account no. 37773493716 607. KBC Group (Belgium) Account no. 3697772641 608. ABS Banka Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Account no. 529777346128 609. United Bulgarian Bank (Bulgaria) Account no. 23847776591 610. Central Cooperative Bank (Bulgaria) Account no. 93167774152 611. HVB Bank Biochim (Bulgaria) Account no. 3461277712 612. Central Bank of Bulgaria (Bulgaria) Account no. 77720299123 613. DSK Bank (Bulgaria) Account no. 3677741231 614. Bulbank (Bulgaria) Account no. 887773164 615. Zagrebačka Banka (Croatia) Account no. 38477712534 616. Croatia Banka (Croatia) Account no. 4427773549 617. Crotian National Bank (Croatia) Account no. 7737999188 618. Bank of Cyprus (Cyprus) Account no. 63197771374 619. Helenic Bank (Cyprus) Account no. 9977744255 620. Marfin Popular Bank (Cyprus) Account no. 2777541231 621. Československá Obchodní Banka – ČSOB (Czech Republic) Account no. 33527776974 622. Komerční Banka – KB (Czech Republic) Account no. 998877731 623. Živnostenská Banka (Czech Republic) Account no. 2777391674 624. Czech National Bank (Czech Republic) Account no. 33377019371 625. Aktieselskab Aarhus Lokalbank (Denmark) Account no. 4477711352 626. Bank DnB Nord (Denmark) Account no. 98874752371 627. Danske Bank (Denmark) Account no. 1327778721925 628. FIH Erhvervsbank A/S (Denmark) Account no. 186977739142 629. Jyske Bank (Denmark) Account no. 30777569881 630. Nordea Bank Danmark A/S (Denmark) Account no. 10307775698 631. Saxo Bank (Denmark) Account no. 39867773158 632. Spar Nord Bank (Denmark) Account no. 8877754442 633. National Bank of Denmark (Denmark) Account no. 333770117843 634. SEB Eesti Ühispank (Estonia) Account no. 44777359831 635. Eesti Krediidipank (Estonia) Account no. 8241777442 636. Bank of Estonia (Estonia) Account no. 32270193779 637. Säästöpankkiliitto – The Finnish Savings Banks Group (Finland) ** Account no. 33877723244 638. Osuuspankkikeskus – OP-Pohjola Group (Finland) ** Account no. 9997773335 639. Paikallisosuuspankkiliitto - Finnish Local Cooperative Bank (Finland) ** Group Account no. 227774539421 640. Bank of Finland (Finland) Account no. 87770195342 641. Natixis (France) Account no. 377745125 642. Banque de France (France) Account no. 301937177882 643. BNP Paribas (France) Account no. 22312139081 644. Crédit Agricole SA (France) Account no. 2357775432 645. Crédit Lyonnais (France) Account no. 47772689435 646. Société Générale (France) Account no. 3777691856 647. Landesbank Berlin Holding (Germany) Account no. 27778369125 648. Commerzbank (Germany) Account no. 7772938241 649. Deutsche Bank (Germany) Account no.38647771298 650. Allianz (Germany) Account no. 3777829146 651. DZ Bank (Germany) Account no. 98777465312 652. M.M.Warburg & Co. (Germany) Account no. 27773519831 653. Deutsche Postbank (Germany) Account no. 3367772142 654. Hessische Landesbank (Germany) Account no. 43298677721 655. LBBW (Germany) Account no. 34657772982 656. NordLB (Germany) Account no. 8777394752 657. WestLB (Germany) Account no. 7773321874 658. Salomon Oppenheim (Germany) Account no. 277700214 659. Procredit Bank (Germany) Account no. 288777332 660. Deutsche Bundesbank (Germany) Account no. 27331779871562 661. European Central Bank (EU-Germany based) Account no. 12677702453-ASM-01 662. People’s Bank of Georgia (Georgia) Account no. 6777894451 663. Bank of Georgia (Georgia) Account no. 312777469 664. TBC Bank (Georgia) Account no. 551377720392 665. Central Bank of Georgia (Georgia) Account no. 977373126 666. Banco Galliano (Gibraltar) Account no. 39157773469 667. ATEbank (Greece) Account no. 3597772412 668. Alpha Bank (Greece) Account no. 54477738142 669. Aspis Bank (Greece) Account no. 36777219821 670. Eurobank EFG (Greece) Account no. 364477712 671. Emporiki Bank (Greece) Account no. 28277754132 672. Geniki Bank (Greece) Account no. 864777212 673. National Bank of Greece (Greece) Account no. 97772541114 674. Piraeus Bank (Greece) Account no. 98877722335 675. Proton Bank (Greece) Account no. 864242777 676. Bank of Greece (Greece) Account no. 39937177812 677. Greek Postal Savings Bank (Greece) Account no. 777333218 678. Budapest Hitel- és Fejlesztési Bank (Hungary) Account no. 3266877741 679. OTP Bank (Hungary) Account no. 377756197 680. MKB Bank (Hungary) Account no. 877746582 681. FHB Mortgage Bank (Hungary) Account no. 87773974212 682. Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Hungary) Account no. 89877019370 683. K&H Bank (Hungary) Account no. 4000777451 684. CIB Bank (Hungary) Account no. 1200777641 685. 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Norwegian State Housing Bank (Norway) Account no. 100077731 755. Cultura Sparebank (Norway) Account no. 3677729145 756. Terra-Gruppen AS (Norway) Account no. 777300071 757. Sparebank 1 (Norway) Account no. 3777223524 758. Sparebanken Vest (Norway) Account no. 8977743182 759. PKO Bank Polski (Poland) Account no. 384517773641 760. Bank BHP (Poland) Account no. 8391277725 761. Bank Zachodni WBK AS (Poland) Account no. 93127779825 762. Nordea Bank Polska (Poland) Account no. 9987774544 763. Narodowy Bank Polski (Poland) Account no. 9677786423 764. Bank Ochrony Środowiska (Poland) Account no. 1137772358 765. Banco Espiritu Santo (Portugal) Account no. 3721187411 766. Banco Comercial Português (Portugal) Account no. 377790124 767. Banco Internacional do Funchal (Portugal) Account no. 677102510 768. Banco Nacional Ultramarino (Portugal) Account no. 39842777541 769. Banco Português de Investimentos (Portugal) Account no. 3377721441 770. Caixa Geral de Depósitos (Portugal) Account no. 86954777132 771. Montepio Geral (Portugal) Account no. 99877736542 772. Banco de Portugal (Portugal) Account no. 88967774234 773. Banca Comercialǎ Românǎ (Romania) Account no. 3657772416 774. BRD (Romania) Account no. 5597774512 775. Bancpost (Romania) Account no. 8631777219 776. Banca Transilvania (Romania) Account no. 63577794312 777. Banca Românească (Romania) Account no. 1397772512 778. Export-Import Bank of Romania (Romania) Account no. 9777196482 779. CEC Bank (Romania) Account no. 1058777320 780. Banca Comercială Carpatica (Romania) Account no. 3617772051 781. Banca Nationala a Romania (Romania) Account no. 88967774234 782. Romanian International Bank (Romania) Account no. 13057776981 783. Libra Bank (Romania) Account no. 3865177720 784. MKB Romexterra Bank (Romania) Account no. 965231A777 785. Gazprombank (Russia) Account no. 35777201436 786. Evrofinance Mosnarbank (Russia) Account no. 98877741162 787. International Industrial Bank (Russia) Account no. 3577714546 788. MDM Bank (Russia) Account no. 377796425841 789. Mezhprombank (Russia) Account no. 97772862741 790. Sberbank (Russia) Account no. 9128777AM1 791. VTB Bank (Russia) Account no. 963277721468 792. Rosbank (Russia) Account no. 386257771 793. Central Bank of Russia (Russia) Account no. 7760193875 794. Cassa di Risparmino della Repubblica di San Marino (San Marino) Account no. 3877724123 795. Komercijalna Banka (Serbia) Account no. 38677715964 796. Eurobank EFG Štedionica (Serbia) Account no. 826477753 797. Vojvođanska Banka (Serbia) Account no. 687774122300 798. AIK Banka Niš (Serbia) Account no. 923582777 799. Banca Intesa Beograd (Serbia) Account no. 6824777531 800. Meridian Bank (Serbia) Account no. 2200077741 801. OTP Banka Srbija (Serbia) Account no. 58932677715 802. Metals Banka (Serbia) Account no. 6431977726 803. Credy Banka (Serbia) Account no. 346897772145 804. Jumbes Banka (Serbia) Account no. 1007772946 805. National Bank of Serbia (Serbia) Account no. 5827779981 806. Deželna Banka Slovenije (Slovenia) Account no. 35821777965 807. Bank of Slovenia (Slovenia) Account no. 9827773332 808. Slovenská Sporiteľňa (Slovakia) Account no. 4237772589 809. Československá Obchodní Banka (Slovakia) Account no. 2227775510 810. Istrobanka (Slovakia) Account no. 85347774502 811. Komerční Banka Bratislava (Slovakia) Account no. 382A77731 812. Poštová Banka (Slovakia) Account no. 338777001 813. Slovenská Záručná a Rozvojová Banka (Slovakia) Account no. 932152777642 814. Tatra Bank (Slovakia) Account no. 10007773A20 815. Národná Banka Slovenska (Slovakia) Account no. 827778213490 816. Banca March (Spain) Account no. 91077795452 817. Banco Atlántico (Spain) Account no. 301777698242 818. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (Spain) Account no. 2483107751 819. Banco Pastor (Spain) Account no. 16777895241 820. Banco Popular Español (Spain) Account no. 3357771065 821. Banco Sabadell (Spain) Account no. 8625477732 822. Grupo Santander (Spain) Account no. 4537771598 823. Banesto (Spain) Account no. 3420777698 824. Bankinter (Spain) Account no. 2677745226 825. Triodos Bank (Spain) Account no. 777284519246 826. La Caixa (Spain) Account no. 5237773591 827. Kutxa (Spain) Account no. 684277701245 828. Caja Navarra (Spain) Account no. 5137774169 829. Banco de España (Spain) Account no. 86420ASM7771 830. Bankaktiebolaget Avanza (Sweden) Account no. 31864207771 831. Carnegie Investment Bank (Sweden) Account no. 4477721 832. Forex Bank (Sweden) Account no. 333210010 833. H&Q AB (Sweden) Account no. 555277710 834. ICA Banken (Sweden) Account no. 4300777101 835. Ikanobanken (Sweden) Account no. 333777000 836. Länsförsäkringar Bank (Sweden) Account no. 487776942 837. Resurs Bank (Sweden) Account no. 585277712 838. Skandiabanken (Sweden) Account no. 537779102 839. SEB (Sweden) Account no. 52443777102 840. Handelbanken (Sweden) Account no. 371687517 841. JAK Members Bank (Sweden) Account no. 58277714031 842. 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Duncan Lawrie (UK) Account no. 77098712201 880. Halifax (UK) Account no. 897776253432 881. Harrods Bank (UK) Account no. 33748590577 882. Bank of England (UK) Account no. 9987775243 883. Standard Chartered Bank (UK) Account no. 7736719284 884. Lloyds TSB (UK) Account no. 3374877310-1 885. Barclays Plc. (UK) Account no. 9977752654 886. Royal Bank of Scotland Group (UK) Account no. 87776019283 887. Vatican Bank (Vatican) Account no. 777ASM001 PACIFIC ISLAND CONTINENTS 888. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (Australia) Account no. 99877745442 889. National Australia Bank (Australia) Account no. 537771465 890. Reserve Bank of Australia (Australia) Account no. 977754650192 891. Commonwealth Bank (Australia) Account no. 777392012 892. St. George Bank (Australia) Account no. 4257774124 893. Suncorp-Metway Bank (Australia) Account no. 3338977741 894. Westpac Banking Corp. (Australia) Account no. 4267774542 895. Adelaide Bank (Australia) Account no. 3777256981 896. 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Central Bank of Marshall Islands (Marshall Islands) Account no. 43107767854 913. Central Bank of Samoa (Samoa) Account no. 43771709211 914. Central Bank of Tonga (Tonga) Account no. 18991027771 915. Central Bank of Tuvalu (Tuvalu) Account no. 5756772122 916. Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (Vanuatu) Account no. 5756772998 917. Tari Bunia Bank (Vanuatu) Account no. 57562261577 These Authorities have reconfirmed, re-certified, re-declared, reaffirmed and reconsidered the authenticity and validity of above given fiduciary accounts with or without signature of C3 – AM – 01 and upon record to these Authorities. Signed, sealed and certified this General Confirmation on this 25th day of January, 2008 at the World Bank Headquarters, Washington D.C., USA to be concurred by the Authorities of the Committee of 300. (signed) (signed) HE Pres. Robert Zoellick HE Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon The World Bank Group The United Nation Organization The above Signatory of this above accounts is no other than Anthony Santiago Martin, Filipino resident of Rizal St., San Sebastian, Hagonoy, Bulacan, Chairman of ASBLP Group of Companies, Inc. with SEC Reg. no. CS201004379 and ASBLP Group, with Reg. no. ASBLP - 120005 - BASBLP - 10 and Holder of UN Diplomatic Passport no. UN - 00191 - 01 and Philippine Passport no. XX3794724. I, Alvin Almirante Bersales attested the correctness and truthfulness of above contained information forwarded to me by HM, Queen Elizabeth II and Committee of 300 under army. List 2 of 2 source here . AB note : The name Anthony Santiago Martin features just up-page here. This name has been presented by many imposters over the years.One man who has run into such imposters in his work in Asia is Neil Keenan . In 2015, the Asian Elders who own The Global Collateral Accounts appointed Neil Keenan to be the monetary controller of these funds. They are said to amount to $93 quadrillion of ready-to-go, audited assets (precious metals, gems, bonds etc) owned by Asian depositors and held in more than a thousand different locations across the eastern hemisphere.Neil Keenan is now N1 M1 of The Global Collateral Accounts; the only rightful steward of this disbursement authority since President Sukarno of Indonesia was invested with that power in the 1940s.The Global Collateral Accounts have nothing to do with the White Spiritual Boy off-ledger black screen accounts managed by the G7 Nazi Continuum's Committee of 300. They are two quite separate things. But Keenan has talked a lot, online, about imposters calling themselves Anthony Santiago Martin.He notes: "King" Anthony Santiago Martin (ASM) and the LSM-TVM666 Accounts: As you may be aware from our first exposé on the (fake Red Dragon) Ambassador, this current imposter-King and his falsified “White Spiritual Boy Accounts” (or “Spiritual White Boy Accounts”) from the World Bank Group documents and fake ASBLP Bank, are a wholly counterfeit operation.On an ongoing basis, ever-changing impostors (at least five so far) are propped up by Western alphabet agencies and assigned the name Anthony Santiago Martin (ASM). In fact, the first ASM imposter admitted that he was set up for the purpose of unauthorized access to the authentic ASM accounts and that he functioned as nothing more than a signature. Keenan reports this in a historical introduction to the Global Collateral Accounts on pages 112-113 of this pdf here (22.12.15).Picture: Impostor King Anthony Santiago Martin (ASM). LSM-TVM666 accounts. ........................................................................... Global banking crisis? What global banking crisis? White Spiritual Boy - thousands of quadrillions of hidden monies revealed to be held in multiple off-ledger black screen accounts. The US Federal Reserve Money Laundry The JP Morgan Blue Book. The Secret Book of Redemption. Agenda for disclosure Q Channel Q Source Q Anon The Fall of the Pentagram Five. Illuminati illusion dissolves in disarray. Dark Pool Gold. That which glisters returns to haunt the Fed. Corporate evil, artificial intelligence and cyberform spirituality. What is going on inside our computer networks? The Future Historians' List Index of blog contents
Israel May Give 4th Dose of Covid Shot, Despite Experts' Doubts - The New York Times
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 12:06
Some scientists warn that too many shots might actually harm the body's ability to fight the Covid-19 virus. But Israeli experts say there isn't time to wait.
Older Israelis received a third Covid-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv in August. Credit... Sebastian Scheiner/Associated Press Published Dec. 23, 2021 Updated Dec. 25, 2021
JERUSALEM '-- Israel is considering whether to approve a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose for vulnerable people to contain the fast-spreading Omicron variant, despite debate among scientists and a lack of evidence either for or against another booster.
The panel of experts advising the Israeli government on the pandemic recognized that uncertainty, but on Tuesday it recommended giving a fourth dose, concluding that the potential benefits outweighed the risks. It pointed to signs of waning immunity a few months after the third shot, and said that any delay in additional doses might prove too late to protect those most at risk.
But some scientists warned that the plan could backfire, because too many shots might cause a sort of immune system fatigue, compromising the body's ability to fight the coronavirus. A few members of the government's advisory panel raised that concern with respect to the elderly, according to a written summary of the discussion obtained by The New York Times.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, has made clear he supports a fourth shot, and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz has suggested that a new round of boosters could get underway by Sunday. But by Thursday evening, the health ministry had not acted on the advice, and a senior ministry official said it was waiting for more data from other countries.
Israel, a small country with an efficient public health system, was a leader in rolling out the first round of Covid vaccinations and later in giving booster shots, so its results have been closely watched by the rest of the world. Its aggressive pace has put Israel in position to assess early how effective the shots are and how quickly the protection wears off.
''The price will be higher if we don't vaccinate,'' Dr. Boaz Lev, the head of the advisory panel, said at a news conference late Wednesday. Describing the spread of Omicron as ''a kind of tsunami or tornado,'' he added, ''We don't have a lot of time to make decisions.''
Image Health workers treat patients in the coronavirus ward at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, Israel in August. Credit... Maya Alleruzzo/Associated Press With Omicron sweeping the world at alarming speed, governments are scrambling to figure out how to contain it in the face of significant public pressure against reimposing harsh restrictions on daily life, curbing holiday celebrations and deepening the economic pain wrought by two years of pandemic.
A new British report shows that booster doses are less effective against Omicron than previous variants, and their effectiveness wears off faster '-- within 10 weeks. Vaccine makers are trying to adjust their shots to target Omicron.
In addition to concerns that a fourth shot in less than a year could actually weaken immunity, some experts said Israel's government had still not made the most of other options, such as vaccinating more of the unvaccinated or giving a third shot to about a million eligible citizens who have so far not received one.
Along with the generally sparse knowledge about Omicron, the effect of a fourth dose against the new variant is also unknown. But the country's medical experts point to waning immunity in those 60 or older, who were the first to receive the third shot starting in August.
Israeli researchers from the Health Ministry and several academic institutions presented data to the advisory team that made the recommendation for the fourth shot on Tuesday. The presentation, obtained by The Times, showed a doubling of the rate of infection from Delta among the 60-plus age group within four or five months of the third shot.
There was no clear indication of reduced efficacy against severe illness.
Israel has confirmed a few hundred cases of Omicron, but officials say the new variant is much more widespread, and could overtake Delta as the dominant variant in the country within two or three weeks.
Image A main street in Jerusalem's Old City still had some stalls and restaurants open this week. Most of the visitors were local residents. Credit... Amit Elkayam for The New York Times Given the fear of a major Omicron outbreak during the winter, when the hospitals are already overflowing with patients with complications of flu and other respiratory ailments, the advisory panel voted overwhelmingly to recommend a fourth dose for people over 60, those with compromised immune systems and health workers, to be administered at least four months after their third shots.
The panel did not recommend a fourth shot for the wider population at this stage. But it did advise giving the third dose three months after the second, rather than the current wait of five months.
While there is evidence that Omicron, discovered just last month, usually causes milder illness than earlier variants, Israeli officials said that by the time they have clearer information, it might be too late to protect the people most at risk.
''We can sit in our academic armchairs and wait for research from abroad,'' said Dr. Tal Brosh, another member of the advisory panel, ''but that's a kind of privilege we don't feel we have.''
Israel began giving the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last December and had inoculated a significant share of its population before many wealthy countries had even started. In the spring it became the first country in the world to vaccinate most of its population. Mr. Bennett, the prime minister, prided himself on an early decision in late July to administer the third shot, crediting it with successfully containing the Delta wave while keeping schools and the economy open.
The emergence of Omicron threatens to reverse those gains and send the country back into a kind of lockdown. But Israel was quick to tighten border controls and bar most foreign nationals from visiting, and it is compiling an ever-growing red list of countries with high infection rates to which Israelis may not travel without special permission, including the United States and Canada.
Mr. Bennett enthusiastically welcomed the panel's recommendation of a fourth shot this week, saying, ''The citizens of Israel were the first in the world to receive a third dose, and we are continuing to lead with the fourth.''
The Coronavirus Pandemic: Key Things to Know Card 1 of 5New treatments. The Food and Drug Administration authorized in short succession the first two pill treatments for Covid-19 from Pfizer and Merck. The new drugs, which can be taken at home with a doctor's prescription, will be available to some Covid patients who are at higher risk of becoming severely ill.
Germany's health minister, Karl Lauterbach, said Thursday that he expected Germans would be getting another booster in the next year, depending on how long the protection of the third shot lasts.
But some medical professionals have suggested putting on the brakes.
Prof. Hagai Levine, an epidemiologist and chairman of the Israel Association of Public Health Physicians, said that Israel was not seeing a sharp rise in infections yet '-- daily infections are at around 1,200 a day, down from 11,000 at the peak of the Delta wave in August '-- and there was no evidence that a fourth shot was needed to prevent severe illness from Omicron.
''I respect the opinion of those who say better safe than sorry,'' Professor Levine said in an interview, ''and there is no problem with being prepared. But before giving a fourth shot, it is preferable to wait for the science.''
Image A man received his third dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Jerusalem in August. Credit... Ronen Zvulun/Reuters Another vocal critic, Prof. Dror Mevorach, who heads the coronavirus ward at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, also urged waiting for more data.
''Just because we led with the third dose does not mean that there should be a fourth dose with no scientific basis,'' he said. Decreasing antibodies over time is natural, he said, and boosting antibodies may have limited benefit.
The government advisory panel said its recommendation for a fourth shot stemmed from the particular confluence of Omicron and the additional burden on the health system during the winter, and may not lead so quickly to a fifth.
At first, many Israelis considered their country's lead in vaccinating the public to be a privilege and a ticket to a quick return to normal life. But the prospect of a fourth vaccination within a year was giving some pause.
''Like many people, I'm very ambivalent,'' said Chely Edery, 59, the owner of a gift store in Jerusalem. ''The last thing I want is for my business to close, but I have the feeling that this time, they don't know enough.''
Benny Muchawsky, 80, an architect, said it seemed like hysteria.
''Israel is the laboratory for the coronavirus vaccine,'' he said.
Christopher F. Schuetze in Hanover, Germany contributed reporting.
Tik Tok Sued by Content Moderator Over Psychological Trauma From Reviewing Graphic Videos
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 12:01
Former Tik Tok content moderator Candie Frazier has filed a lawsuit in a California court, alleging that the platform and its parent company ByteDance failed to provide sufficient safeguards to protect the mental health of moderators who in their job had to view traumatic footage, including acts of extreme and graphic violence.
A complaint proposing a class action suit and demanding a jury trial, filed in the California Central District Court on Dec. 23 and obtained by The Epoch Times, accuses ByteDance Inc. and Tik Tok Inc. of failing to provide a safe workplace for content moderators, who as part of their job to keep the social media platform ''sanitized'' spend long hours reviewing and moderating videos, including ones that are disturbingly graphic.
''While working at the direction of ByteDance and Tik Tok, Content Moderators'--including Plaintiff Frazier'--witness thousands of acts of extreme and graphic violence, including sexual assault, genocide, rape, and mutilation,'' the complaint states.
Moderators like Frazier spend twelve hours a day reviewing and moderating content so disturbing images don't reach Tik Tok users, the complaint says, alleging that ByteDance and Tik Tok are aware of the psychological harms viewing such content has on moderators yet failed to implement industry-recognized safety standards to protect them from psychological trauma.
The complaint lists a number of industry standards for protecting moderators, including counseling from professionals specializing in trauma intervention, limiting how much time moderators are exposed to child sexual abuse imagery, as well as technical safeguards like blurring the videos under review or muting audio.
Frazier said in the filing that, as a result of ''constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing images at the workplace,'' she developed and now suffers from significant psychological trauma, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
She alleges that Tik Tok and ByteDance are aware of the impact on moderators of reviewing graphic content but failed to incorporate into their moderation tools such safeguards as reducing video resolution, changing the direction of the video, or superimposing a grid onto the footage, which could ''mitigate some of the harm.''
Tik Tok did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the complaint.
The complaint asks the court to force Tik Tok and ByteDance to implement safeguards and establish a fund that would pay for the diagnosis and treatment of psychological trauma to moderators. It also seeks compensatory damages to Frazier and the class.
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Intentionally contracting Covid 'may land you in jail for 5 years' '' Swiss media '-- RT World News
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 11:54
Contracting Covid-19 on purpose to gain natural immunity is a potentially criminal offense that could lead to a lengthy prison term, Switzerland's Federal Office of Public Health said in response to the rise of infection parties.
Following the news that some vaccine skeptics have been organizing Covid-19 parties in order to gain a vaccine passport-like certificate for the naturally infected and recovered, the FOPH warned that intentionally spreading the virus could result in up to five years in jail, according to public broadcaster Radio T(C)l(C)vision Suisse.
While the report cited no specific laws, the reason for the strict ban is said to be that by purposefully catching Covid-19, people increase the risk of spreading the virus further to others, potentially raising the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
Neuchtel canton doctor Claude-Fran§ois Robert ''strongly advised against self-infection'' in an interview on Wednesday, claiming that ''nothing can be controlled with natural infection,'' and that there was ''10 times more risk of myocarditis by natural infection than by the vaccine.'' The vaccine is a ''safe product,'' he assured skeptics.
Switzerland declared last week that only vaccinated people and those who had recently recovered from Covid-19 would be able to visit restaurants, bars, and other indoor facilities from December 20.
The government claimed that the restrictions were ''intended to reduce the risk of unimmunised people from becoming infected as they are also more likely to pass on the virus and become seriously ill.''
However, the move appears to have backfired, reportedly leading to a rise in infection parties so the unvaccinated are able to participate in normal life. According to The Local, vaccine skeptics in need of a recent infection certificate have been organizing on social media platforms ''looking for contaminated people who can transmit the virus to them.''
NY Times Editor Carlos Tejada, 49, Dies of Heart Attack a Day After Getting His Covid Booster Shot
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 11:32
Sad news is coming from the NY Times as Deputy Asia Editor Carlos Tejada has died from a heart attack. In their 700+ word article discussing his life and career, they mentioned how he died but omitted one extremely important detail.
Tejada, 49, received his booster shot the day before his death. Independent Journalist Alex Berenson reported on his Substack:
Carlos Tejada was married and had two children; he spent his career at the Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 2016. In July, he received a Johnson & Johnson DNA/AAV Covid vaccine. He was thankful to get it, per his Instagram page.
On Dec. 16, in Seoul, South Korea, he received a Moderna mRNA/LNP ''booster.'' No clinical trials have ever been conducted to examine the safety or efficacy of mixing various types of these vaccines, and Carlos did not give informed consent, as the consent form was in Korean, a language he could not read. He joked that Omicron should ''hit me with your wet snot.''
A day later, Carlos was dead of a heart attack.
RIP Carlos Tejada, Dec. 7, 1972 '' Dec. 17, 2021. If this does not wake the Times nothing will.
We expect government, the healthcare industry, and academia to suppress the truth and promote a false narrative given to them by Big Pharma because all three industries are well-known to be controlled by (and often owned by) the mega-corporations in the pharmaceutical industry. But journalists are supposed to be above reproach when it comes to exposing the truth.
I know that hasn't been the case for a long time, perhaps ever, but what we're seeing today is the exact opposite of what we should expect from the alleged disseminators of facts. This is why it's so sad that even when one of their own may have fallen victim to the adverse reactions from Covid vaccines and boosters, nobody in corporate media is willing to report on it.
As always, there is no information coming out about the details from the death. We only know he got his booster shot and died the next day. But the timing is conspicuous enough for journalists to at least ask questions, yet as of the posting of this article there are no corporate media reports even mentioning the booster shot he was administered before his death.
Never in our history has corporate media been so afraid of the truth. They are pure propaganda machines going into 2022 with any remnant of integrity lost, tossed out with typewriters and fedoras.
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Arizona AG calls for DOJ to probe Facebook after it says users can share info on how to enter US illegally | Fox News
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 11:26
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FIRST ON FOX: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging the Department of Justice to investigate Facebook's "facilitation" of illegal migration into the United States after the tech giant said that it allows users to share information related to human smuggling and entering a country illegally.
"Facebook's policy of allowing posts promoting human smuggling and illegal entry into the United States to regularly reach its billions of users seriously undermines the rule of law," Brnovich said in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland. "The company is a direct facilitator, and thus exacerbates, the catastrophe occurring at Arizona's southern border."
FACEBOOK FAILS TO POLICE HUMAN SMUGGLERS SNEAKING MIGRANTS INTO US, REPORT FINDS
Brnovich had written to Facebook earlier this year about media reports that smugglers were using the social media platform, as well as others, to advertise their services to migrants.
In a letter sent to his office, in August, Facebook said that it does not allow criminal organizations to operate on its platform and prohibits content "that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling, which includes advertising a human smuggling service."
However, it added: "We do allow people to share information about how to enter a country illegally or request information about how to be smuggled."
The tech giant said the policies were developed "to ensure we were prohibiting content relating to the business of human smuggling but not interfering with people's ability to exercise their right to seek asylum, which is recognized in international law."
"Allowing people to seek and share information related to smuggling can also help minimize the likelihood of being exploited by human traffickers," the letter said.
The Tech Transparency Project said in April that it first identified the existence of 50 pages and private groups advertising human smuggling and provided their names to Facebook after the company had asked. While some were deactivated, in September the group said it identified an additional 40 Facebook pages and 17 Facebook groups that openly sell illegal border crossings.
BORDER CRISIS: VIDEO SHOWS SMUGGLER ABANDON 7-YEAR-OLD MIGRANT GIRL
One of the pages viewed by Fox News in June, titled "Viaje para estados unidos , cumple tu sue±o" ("Travel to the United States, fulfill your dream"), contains a video purportedly showing six people inside a hotel room in McAllen, Texas '' just across the border from the Mexican city of Reynosa.
"Thank god, one more group in mcallen tx," reads a caption next to the video.
"Thanks for the trust," it adds, before apparently listing prices of $1,800 to get from Reynosa to McAllen '' and $5,550 from Reynosa to Houston.
Facebook told Fox News at that time that "we prohibit content that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling.
"We rely on people and technology to remove this content, and work with NGOs and other stakeholders to combat ways our platform may be used by those who want to harm people," a spokesperson added. "We are constantly evaluating ways to improve our enforcement so we can most effectively find and remove content that breaks our rules."
In the letter to Brnovich, it gives a lengthy response on what it calls a "rigorous" ad review process, which is automated but then is supported by human reviewers to process re-review requests "but are continuously assessing ways to increase automation."
It also outlined how it will cooperate with law enforcement and report criminal activities to agencies "when we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent risk of harm."
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But Brnovich told Garland in his letter that the tech company did not identify a mechanism to distinguish between authorized or unauthorized posts and called its enforcement mechanism a "paper tiger." It also accuses Facebook of failing to address sex trafficking, conflating it with illegal entry instead.
"It is the federal government's duty to enforce its immigration and criminal laws, and specifically, the Department of Justice's responsibility to investigate and prosecute these matters," he wrote. "Therefore our office requests that your Department investigate Facebook's facilitation of human smuggling at Arizona's southern border and stop its active encouragement and facilitation of illegal entry."
Fox News' Greg Norman contributed to this report.
Scientist designs at home molecular Covid testing unit onboard his superyacht | Daily Mail Online
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 11:20
Jonathan Rothberg, a DNA-sequencing pioneer who founded diagnostic testing company Detect in 2017, has invented a revolutionary, at-home Covid testing device that gives users results for $39 within an hour
A genius tech scientist who once won the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama has invented a revolutionary, one-hour, at-home Covid testing device that gives users results with superior accuracy for $39 - from the comfort of a lab on his $35 million yacht.
Jonathan Rothberg, a DNA-sequencing pioneer who founded diagnostic testing company Detect in 2017, was barely one month into the pandemic when he decided to utilize his company's tech to confront the then-looming coronavirus outbreak, riding out the pandemic in his superyacht The Gene Machine.
In March 2020, the Connecticut-based scientist converted a lab he had curated on the lavish boat dedicated to environmental studies to a one intended to tackle the rapidly spreading contagion, by creating a more accurate, efficient, and cost-means of testing for the virus from home.
Rothberg, 58, quickly raised $110 million from backers intrigued by his vision, and was able to hire a team of scientists and other staffers to aid in his crusade - all joining him on the 180-meter vessel.
Already captaining a formidable crew in the makeshift satellite office, also enlisted the help of Silicon Valley fixture Hugo Barra, the former vice president of Google's Android faction and Meta's virtual reality divisions, and established a more conventional headquarters in Connecticut, where many of the employees now work.
Soon enough, Rothberg's company crafted a device consistent with the scientist's vision, eponymously named Detect.
Detect's testing kit utilizes molecular analysis technology to administer accurate test results, which users can access within an hour of an initial test. The hub, the large device to the left, costs $39, while the rest of the test supplies cost just $49
Rothberg came up with the idea for the Detect device while waiting out the pandemic in his $35 million, 180-foot yacht, the Gene Machine
The company promises that their creation offers much needed innovation to the current covid-testing climate, which has seen itself snarled by repeated instances of unreliable results, lengthy wait times, and astronomical costs.
The Rothberg-pioneered Detect device, however, may address these concerns.
An at-home covid test, Detect uses the advanced tool of molecular analysis instead of the more common - and oft-unreliable - antigen method.
Recently released to the market last week after receiving emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, a Detect test can be bought on the company's website for $75, for a pack that includes an electronic 'hub' used to read users' Detect swab samples, as well as one individual Covid test.
When purchased piecemeal, however, a hub is just $39, whereas a singular Detect Covid test used in conjunction with the machine costs a further $49. The company has already become a victim of its own success, with tests selling out on its website. It says supplies will be replenished at midday EST on December 26.
Setting anchor in St. Barts for the holidays, Rothberg says he is still working relentlessly on the revolutionary tech, as the new threats of the Omicron and Delta variants of the virus now loom.
Christmas Eve saw total Covid infections edge closer to the all-time record with 261,339 new cases, up 10 per cent from Thursday, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University published Friday.
The Detect hub and Covid test went on sale last week after receiving a stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration
He adds that he hopes to eventually see a day where consumers can test themselves at home for any malady, whether it be the flu or asexually transmitted diseases, effectively reshaping how doctors and scientists across the nation administer medical tests.
'The world has completely changed,' Rothberg remarked to The Washington Post Friday.
'We have telemedicine now. People are taking control of their health. They don't want to go to a lab and wait a week to get a test back. And they don't have to.'
Meanwhile, publicly traded biomed firm also recently released a similar at-home covid test that also uses molecular analysis, and sees users get results within a half-hour later. Results are analyzed by Cue's software and automatically sent to the user's phone.
Detect, on the other hand, offers users results with an hour.
Rothberg, 58, was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama in 2016 for his contributions to the field of biotechnology
With that said, Detect's testing kit and supplies are decidedly cheaper, with Cue readers costing $249, and a three-pack of Cue COVID tests running $225. A more premium option for users that offers full-time access to a doctor by videolink, meanwhile, costs an extra $50 to $90 per month.
Cue tests are commonly used by professional sports leagues like the NBA and MLB to test their athletes for Covid.
While more costly than a conventional test, both Detect's and Cue's technology is extremely accurate, and can be utilized from the comfort of one's own home.
With that said, the costs incurred by using at-home molecular tests are currently not covered by insurance. However, Rothberg says he expects Detect's price to drop once the company's scale increases.
Currently, Rothberg says his firm is producing tens of thousands of tests each week, with aspirations to soon reach into the millions.
'You can do all this Googling at home, but you can't get a good test,' he said. 'It shouldn't be that way.'
Door-to-door Covid jab teams to be sent to homes of the five million unvaccinated Britons | Daily Mail Online
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 11:11
Door-to-door teams armed with Covid jabs will be sent to the homes of unvaccinated Britons in plans being considered by Ministers to reach the estimated five million people yet to be inoculated.
Discussions between the Department of Health, NHS England and No 10 over the past week have looked at a nationwide drive to send vaccine teams to areas with low uptake rates as a crucial way to avoid lockdown and other restrictions.
It is also seen as a way to get jabs to rural areas or households where people cannot easily get to a vaccination centre.
However, it is understood school closures are not being considered for January, with a source close to Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi saying: 'The PM and Nadhim are fully committed to keeping schools open, and there's a shared commitment across Government to do so.
'Education is a top priority and school closures are not something being considered.'
One Cabinet Minister last night backed the plan, saying: 'I think anything that encourages the vaccine-hesitant is sensible,' before warning: 'The mood in the country is hardening against people who refuse to be vaccinated.
This comes as SAGE warned the UK is about to be hit by a large wave of Covid hospitalisations and the peak could be even higher than last winter despite the reduced severity of Omicron.
In minutes from a meeting on December 23 published last night, the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies warned that the peak on hospital admissions 'may be comparable to or higher than previous peaks' '' including the second wave in January.
But MPs and hospitality bosses have warned Boris Johnson not to bring in new restrictions before New Year's Eve or risk 'devastating' businesses.
Boris Johnson and wife Carrie (pictured with their daughter Romy) sit on their sofa and hold a video conference from their living room in Chequers
Door-to-door teams armed with Covid jabs will be sent to the homes of unvaccinated Britons in plans being considered by Ministers to reach the estimated five million people yet to be inoculated. Pictured: An anti-vax march in London, December 2021
Discussions between the Department of Health, NHS England and No 10 over the past week have looked at a nationwide drive to send vaccine teams to areas with low uptake rates as a crucial way to avoid lockdown and other restrictions. Pictured: Health Secretary Sajid Javid
It is also seen as a way to get jabs to rural areas or households where people cannot easily get to a vaccination centre
Don't wreck our new year, Boris! Chorus of pleas from hospitality chiefs and MPs as Sage advisers warn wave of hospital cases could be 'higher than last peak' MPs and hospitality bosses have warned Boris Johnson not to bring in new restrictions before New Year's Eve or risk 'devastating' businesses.
One MP, who is a member of the Tory backbench Covid Recovery Group, said: 'If it turns out that Cabinet Ministers last week just delayed more business-crushing, illiberal restrictions till after Christmas, then not one of them deserves my vote in a future leadership election.'
Writing in The Mail on Sunday, Sir Graham Brady, who chairs the influential 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, warns Mr Johnson not to do anything to ruin New Year's Eve plans.
'Enough is enough,' he writes. 'There must be no new unnecessary restrictions this week whether the PM sees fit to recall Parliament for an emergency session or whether he resorts simply to more guidance.'
Kate Nicholls, chief executive of trade association UK Hospitality, said: 'For many beleaguered hospitality businesses the New Year period is the last chance they have of making some much needed revenue to be able to get them through the lean months of January and February.'
Michael Kill, chief executive of the Night Time Industries Association, said: 'The uncertainty is killing our sector at the moment.
'If the Government closes businesses for New Year's Eve, people will simply gather in people's households or at illegal events and it's going to be counterproductive.'
This comes as SAGE warned the UK is about to be hit by a large wave of Covid hospitalisations and the peak could be even higher than last winter despite the reduced severity of Omicron.
In minutes from a meeting on December 23 published last night, the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies warned that the peak on hospital admissions 'may be comparable to or higher than previous peaks' '' including the second wave in January.
But MPs and hospitality bosses have warned Boris Johnson not to bring in new restrictions before New Year's Eve or risk 'devastating' businesses.
'I am all in favour of free choice but there comes a point when you cannot lock up 90 per cent of the country who are vaccinated for the ten per cent who refuse to be.'
Doctors have said up to 90 per cent of Covid patients in intensive care units are unvaccinated.
The move comes as:
Hospitality bosses and MPs have begged Boris Johnson not to ruin New Year's Eve or risk 'devastating' businesses; The Cabinet is expected to meet early this week to decide on whether to impose new restrictions in light of the Omicron variant; Government scientists released scenarios where tougher restrictions could come in on December 28 and last until March; Modelling by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine suggested there could be a large number of hospitalisations this winter, even though Omicron is less likely to cause severe illness The vaccination drive continued throughout Christmas Day. NHS England said thousands of first, second and booster jabs were given yesterday.
Meanwhile more than 220,000 first doses of the vaccine were administered in the week to 21 December, up by 46 per cent compared to the previous week. First dose uptake in 18-24 year-olds rose by 85 per cent in the same period, and 71 per cent in 25 to 30-year-olds.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the rise in first dose uptake was 'excellent', as discussions were ongoing on how to reach more of the unjabbed.
Door-to-door jabs visits are already being trialled in one area of Ipswich, which led to an extra 150 people getting their first, second or booster jab in a weekend.
Downing Street sources said the aim is to expand this to the rest of the country and try to reach the estimated five milllion unvaccinated.
Dan Poulter, the Tory MP and NHS hospital doctor who has been doing shifts in London hospitals, welcomed the plan. He said: 'In parts of London where there's very low vaccine uptake, you're bound to get a good uptake in jabs if you're knocking on doors.
'I think that would have a very positive effect in getting vaccination rates higher.'
Meanwhile Tory MPs have warned the Government not to shut down the economy for the sake of people who have not got their jabs.
Reports have claimed ministers are watching hospitalisation numbers in the capital, with a two-week 'circuit breaker' lockdown set to be imposed if daily numbers surpass 400
SAGE issues a new Christmas Covid alert: UK is about to be hit by a large wave of Covid hospitalisations and peak could STILL be higher than last winter despite Omicron's reduced severity, warn advisers - with Boris set to review rules on MONDAY
The UK is about to be hit by a large wave of Covid hospitalisations and the peak could be even higher than last winter despite the reduced severity of Omicron, SAGE have warned.
In minutes from a meeting on December 23 published last night, the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies warned that the peak on hospital admissions 'may be comparable to or higher than previous peaks' '' including the second wave in January.
An Imperial College analysis of Omicron found that people who catch the variant are up to 20 per cent less likely to be admitted than those who get Delta. It also found that the chance of having to stay in the NHS overnight was even lower, with a reduced risk of up to 45 per cent.
Even 'Professor Lockdown' Neil Ferguson, whose original modelling in early 2020 spooked the Government into the first national shutdown, said the fourth wave will be 'nothing like what we seen last year, with ICUs overflowing with patients' on the back of the new findings.
However, new modelling by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine suggests there could be a large number of hospitalisations this winter, even though the Covid variant is much less likely to cause severe illness, and even if fresh restrictions are introduced after Christmas.
The modellers warned that December 28 is the last date that restrictions could be introduced before it is 'too late' for lockdown-type measures to have any effect.
The UK is about to be hit by a large wave of Covid hospitalisations and the peak could be even higher than last winter despite the reduced severity of the Omicron variant, SAGE have warned
One of the models considered restrictions lasting three months until the end of March, but found there was little difference compared to restrictions ending in January. But they stressed there is a high degree of uncertainty about what the real-world impact of Omicron's reduced severity will be '' and any new restrictions will be fiercely opposed by Tory MPs.
In London, now regarded as the UK's Omicron 'ground zero', there were 386 new Covid hospital admissions on December 22, according to the latest NHS data. Though they are still a far cry from the 850 admissions achieved at the peak of the second wave in January, they mark a 92 per cent rise on the figure last week, and are within touching distance of the Government's threshold of 400 for further lockdown curbs.
In minutes of the meeting, chaired by England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty and Downing Street's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, SAGE said: 'The earlier interventions happen, and the more stringent they are, the more likely they are to be effective.'
Advisers on the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group said that even under 'rapidly enacted Step 2 measures, peak hospital admissions in the 20 per cent severity scenario are broadly similar to those seen in January 2021'.
'Peak admissions scale with the risk of admission given infection, so are 2.5 times lower in the 20 per cent severity scenario than the 50 per cent scenario and would be 4 times higher were Omicron 80 per cent as severe as Delta,' they said. The group added: 'More stringent measures would decrease the number of days when many people are in hospital.'
SAGE's warnings are likely to pile pressure on Boris Johnson to impose curbs '' potentially including the Rule of Six and a ban on households mixing next week.
The Prime Minister will decide on Monday whether to introduce stringent measures following a review of the latest data on Omicron. In a blow to the new year hopes of millions, Government scientists have indicated that these curbs could remain in place until March.
Don't wreck our new year, Boris! Chorus of pleas from hospitality chiefs and MPs as Sage advisers warn wave of hospital cases could be 'higher than last peak'
MPs and hospitality bosses have warned Boris Johnson not to bring in new restrictions before New Year's Eve or risk 'devastating' businesses.
The Prime Minister will tomorrow be presented with the latest data on hospital admissions and could rule on whether to clamp down further to limit the spread of Omicron.
It comes after papers released by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) on Friday included modelling for tighter restrictions from December 28 or New Year's Day which could last as long as March 28.
Last night Tory MPs issued a warning shot at Mr Johnson and his Government to resist any lockdown measures.
Cabinet Ministers last week rejected Government scientist suggestions to tighten rules before Christmas.
MPs and hospitality bosses have warned Boris Johnson not to bring in new restrictions before New Year's Eve or risk 'devastating' businesses
The Prime Minister will tomorrow be presented with the latest data on hospital admissions and could rule on whether to clamp down further to limit the spread of Omicron
Last night Tory MPs issued a warning shot at Mr Johnson and his Government to resist any lockdown measures
One MP, who is a member of the Tory backbench Covid Recovery Group, said: 'If it turns out that Cabinet Ministers last week just delayed more business-crushing, illiberal restrictions till after Christmas, then not one of them deserves my vote in a future leadership election.'
Separately another Tory MP, Alec Shelbrooke, said of the Sage papers: 'Despite this new warning, the Prime Minister must stand firm and refuse to impose new restrictions this week.
'We've had dire forecasts before that have not come true. There is no justification for ruining people's New Year celebrations and inflicting yet more damage on our economy.'
Low booster take-up in ethnic groups is deeply worrying, says senior medicPeople from Pakistani, Caribbean and African backgrounds have the lowest rates for receiving a booster or third dose of Covid-19 vaccine, new data suggests.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures suggest that the lowest third dose and booster take-up among people aged 50 and over in England was in the Pakistani (42.2 per cent), black Caribbean (44.4 per cent) and black African (45.4 per cent) groups.
More than a quarter of people of black Caribbean ethnicity are estimated to not have received a first Covid vaccine dose up to December 12 - the highest proportion of all ethnic groups.
A senior medic said that the figures, which were published on Friday, were 'deeply worrying'. Pictured: Dr Chaand Nagpaul
A senior medic said that the figures, which were published on Friday, were 'deeply worrying'.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, council chair at the British Medical Association, told BBC Radio 4's World at One: 'This is deeply worrying because in many ways I fear a repetition of what happened in the first wave, where... we saw this rather alarming and disturbing disparity in illness and deaths amongst ethnic minorities from Covid.
'What we know now of course is that the patients, people who are becoming seriously ill, who are being hospitalised, are those who have not been vaccinated and those who have not had their boosters.
'Eighty per cent of patients in some ICUs are those who have not been vaccinated.'
Muslims were the least likely religious group to have received a booster or third dose (46.3 per cent), the ONS said.
The ONS also said that take-up was lower among people living in more deprived areas, those who have never worked or are long-term unemployed, those without qualifications and those who do not own their own home, compared to more-advantaged groups.
Take-up was higher among non-disabled people, compared to those who said their day-to-day activities are limited 'a little' or 'a lot'.
Following studies last week that showed Omicron is significantly less likely to cause hospitalisation than the Delta variant, Mr Johnson is not expected to bring in legally binding restrictions or lockdown measures.
In a more likely scenario the Prime Minister could issues guidance telling people to limit their contacts.
But writing in The Mail on Sunday, Sir Graham Brady, who chairs the influential 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, warns Mr Johnson not to do anything to ruin New Year's Eve plans.
'Enough is enough,' he writes. 'There must be no new unnecessary restrictions this week whether the PM sees fit to recall Parliament for an emergency session or whether he resorts simply to more guidance.'
Kate Nicholls, chief executive of trade association UK Hospitality, said: 'For many beleaguered hospitality businesses the New Year period is the last chance they have of making some much needed revenue to be able to get them through the lean months of January and February.'
Michael Kill, chief executive of the Night Time Industries Association, said: 'The uncertainty is killing our sector at the moment.
'If the Government closes businesses for New Year's Eve, people will simply gather in people's households or at illegal events and it's going to be counterproductive.'
Des Gunewardena, chief executive of the D&D London group, which owns 40 venues including Bluebird and Le Pont de la Tour, said: 'New Year's Eve is massive, it's the biggest night of the year for us across all of our restaurants.'
Meanwhile the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has urged the Government not to close churches and places of worship once again.
Speaking to the BBC, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said: 'I think this country has shown that people can make good judgments themselves.
'We're at that point of saying we understand the risk. We know what we should do. Most people are sensible and cautious. We don't need stronger impositions to teach us what to do.'
But a Government source told The Mail on Sunday there is a 'danger' that people who were careful in the run up to Christmas to be able to see their loved ones will start mixing more after today.
However the source said the overall picture on Omicron is 'more optimistic than people thought'.
Tomorrow a 'Covid-O' committee of Ministers and officials will discuss the frontline staff shortages as a result of Omicron spreading.
The meeting will include Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid.
The appeals from MPs and business leaders came as new Sage papers and fresh modelling warned that Omicron may yet lead to a higher peak of hospitalisations than last winter's '' despite its lower severity and widespread vaccination.
Last January hospitalisations peaked at 4,583 daily admissions, over four times the current rate.
But although three UK studies last week found that Omicron was much less virulent than Delta '' between 15 and 70 per cent less likely to lead to hospitalisation '' Sage cautioned against optimism.
It warned these figures were largely based on younger people who have formed the bulk of infections so far.
Schools WILL stay open, Boris Johnson vows despite fears over Omicron wave and its impact on the NHSBy Jacob Thorburn for MailOnline
Boris Johnson has vowed to keep schools open in the New Year despite fears of a January Omicron surge and its potential impact on Britain's hospitals.
The Prime Minister has told Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi he is 'absolutely determined' to see children back in the classroom following the festive break.
The pair are understood to be in constant communication about the delicate balance of keeping children in school and curbing any resurgence of the mutant strain once the Christmas holidays are over.
Mr Johnson and Mr Zahawi are said to believe that education is the 'number one priority' within Government and school closures are not currently being considered.
The news will come as a welcome reprieve for parents, pupils and teachers who faced chaos last January when the government was forced into a fresh u-turn on its guidance for primary schools to remain open.
A number of unions had called on the government to tell head teachers 'promptly and clearly' about what new measures to expect next year, amid concern that schools would be left to decide whether or not to open themselves.
Boris Johnson and Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi (right) have vowed to keep schools open in the New Year despite fears of a January Omicron surge and its potential impact on Britain's hospitals
The Prime Minister has told Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi he is 'absolutely determined' to see children back in the classroom following the festive break. [File image]
But a source with close links to Zahawi told the Times: 'There is a shared commitment across government to make sure they [schools] stay open.'
Fears have mounted for the January return to school after SAGE warned that the UK is about to be hit by a large wave of Covid hospitalisations and the peak could be even higher than last winter despite the reduced severity of Omicron.
In minutes from a meeting on December 23 published last night, the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies warned that the peak on hospital admissions 'may be comparable to or higher than previous peaks' '' including the second wave in January.
In London, now regarded as the UK's Omicron 'ground zero', there were 386 new Covid hospital admissions on December 22, according to the latest NHS data.
Though they are still a far cry from the 850 admissions achieved at the peak of the second wave in January, they mark a 92 per cent rise on the figure last week, and are within touching distance of the Government's threshold of 400 for further lockdown curbs.
Reports have claimed ministers are watching hospitalisation numbers in the capital, with a two-week 'circuit breaker' lockdown set to be imposed if daily numbers surpass 400
Scores of pupils across England were already sent home early for their Christmas holiday before the scheduled break because of staff shortages caused by illness and Covid-related isolation.
The Welsh government has already opted to delay the start to school pupils' spring term, with staff being allocated two days of planning to organise alternative remote learning.
That prompted unions to call on the government to tell schools before the end of term what the plan is for reopening in January.
Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: 'Schools and colleges in England have been asked by the government to review their contingency arrangements during the final week of this term in order to be prepared for measures which might be introduced next term because of the risk posed by the Omicron variant of Covid.
'It is imperative that the government communicates the introduction of any additional measures to schools and colleges promptly and clearly. It does not have a good record on either front.'
Operational guidance made for schools by the government had left teachers and parents confused after it appeared to suggest each school is responsible for making its own decision.
'Schools and trusts should work closely with parents and carers (future references to parents should be read as including carers), staff and unions when agreeing the best approaches for their circumstances,' the document stated.
And in a blog post published this week, former Prime Minister Tony Blair's Institute for Global Change said: 'We believe the government must take further urgent action to protect the upcoming school term.
'It must authorise vaccines for all 5 to 11-year-olds and accelerate the existing vaccine programme for teenagers, given that only 50 per cent of 11 to 15-year-olds and 70 per cent of 16 and 17-year-olds have so far had one dose of the vaccine.'
It comes as the annual report from Ofsted's chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, into the devastating impact the pandemic had on children's education was released this week.
Ms Spielman warned most children had suffered thanks to school closures and lockdowns, with young people facing loneliness, boredom and misery throughout the past 18 months.
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TECHNOCRACY COMMUNISM/SOCIALISM FASCISM Endgame: Scientific Dictatorship Endgame: Classless society Endgame: National strength Hates Communists, favored Fascists Hates Fascists & Technocrats Hates all types of Marxists Has contempt for electoral democracy Promotes electoral democracy Has contempt for electoral democracy Seeks totalitarian system by scientific methods Seeks totalitarian system by communitarianism Seeks totalitarian system by nationalistic submission Relies upon cult of science (Scientism) Relies upon cult of personality (Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Che) Relies upon cult of personality (Hitler, Mussolini) Promotes Scientism Promotes atheism Promotes a form of Christianity Promotes cities, is anti-rural Promotes rural development Anti-urban, promotes rural identity Replaces Capitalism with resource-based economic system Managed Capitalism Generally supports Capitalism for its own purposes Despises Capitalism Marx believed Capitalism was a necessary step to Communism Viewed as a 'third way' between Capitalism and Communism Apolitical Mostly viewed as 'left wing' Often viewed as 'conservative' Racially agnostic Stalin condemned anti-Semitism Tends toward anti-Semitism and racism Highly reveres intellectuals who agree with them Killed intellectuals in their own countries, on multiple occasions Killed intellectuals in other countries Generally pacifist Mostly killed their own citizens Mostly killed citizens of other countries, plus Jews and other 'undesirables' Controls people with the system/technology Controls people with people Controls people with dictator Population: over-populated Population: non-issue Population: non-issue Genetic cleansing, general population reduction Ideological cleansing Genetic cleansing, but selective Universal Basic Income (UBI) Stratified pay structure, according to the need of each citizen Stratified pay structure, according to merit and value to leadership Advances according to the advancement of technology Advances according to the development of ideology Advances according to the strength of the nation Human conditioning to live within the system Education supports ideology Education supports nationalism Global citizen, city-state oriented Nation-state oriented Nation-state oriented Dissolves the state Empowers the state Empowers the state Science knows best People know best People know best Social engineers hide behind facade of science Leadership easily identified Leadership easily identified ''Technocracy is the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce and distribute goods and services to the entire population'...'' (The Technocrat, 1938)Eradicates profit completely and all private property, establishes a resource-based economy controlled by a scientific elite using data-driven scientific method.
Communism: Political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least the major means of production (e.g., mines, mills, and factories) and the natural resources of a society. (Encyclopedia Britannica) Fascism, a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. (Merriam-Webster)A political regime, having totalitarian aspirations, ideologically based on a relationship between business and the centralized government, business-and-government control of the marketplace, repression of criticism or opposition, a leader cult and exalting the state and/or religion above individual rights. By extension, Any system of strong autocracy or oligarchy usually to the extent of bending and breaking the law, race-baiting and violence against largely unarmed populations. (Wikitionary) ''We are building this global society without a global leader. Global order is no longer something that can be dictated or controlled from the top down. Globalization is itself the order.'' Dr. Parag Khanna Stepping-stone to Technocracy Zbigniew Brzezinski stated in Between Two Ages: America's Role In the Technetronic Era (1970), that Communism and Socialism were necessary stepping stones to get to the end game, but they were not the end game in themselves. The final stage was to be Brzezinski's Technetronic Era, which is Technocracy
Russian Patriarch's Office Denies Being in Secret Talks With Pope Francis
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Russian Patriarch's Office Denies Being in Secret Unification Talks With Pope Francis
Russian Patriarch's Office Denies Being in Secret Unification Talks With Pope Francis
External affairs chief at the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion rejects rumours Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis are in secret talks on uniting the two Churches.
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15:14 GMT 25.12.2021 (Updated: 15:18 GMT 25.12.2021 )MOSCOW (Sputnik) - External affairs chief at the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, pushed against the rumours that Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis are engaged in clandestine talks on uniting the two Churches.
Hilarion met with Pope Francis in Vatican City this past Wednesday. He told reporters after the meeting that the pope and Patriarch Kirill could meet in 2022, with the exact date and venue currently being discussed. According to him, this has prompted speculations that the two clerics are mulling to unify the Catholics and the Eastern Orthodox.
"Many people are now suspecting that some kind of a secret negotiation is underway. No secret talks are being held, no unification is being planned, but [the fact] that the two largest Christian Churches have to cooperate is obvious at the moment," Hilarion said in his TV show on Rossiya 24 channel.
In 2016, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill had a landmark meeting in Havana, issuing a joint declaration urging for global action to stop the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere. This was the first meeting between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch in 1,000 years since the Great Schism between Catholicism and Orthodoxy.
Sweden increases combat readiness level amid situation in Ukraine
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 15:32
STOCKHOLM, December 25. /TASS/. Swedish Armed Forces Supreme Commander Micael Buden considers the crisis caused by the situation around Ukraine to be an exceptionally serious one. Amid the general tensions, Sweden increased its combat readiness level, he said in an interview for Dagens Nyheter.
"We've brought our readiness in a accordance with the current situation. It is serious and it is concerning. Naturally, we are doing more now and are ready for faster action than usual. We are ready to various developments, including in direct proximity of our border," Byden said.
A special attention is being paid to the strategically important island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea. In 2015, the parliament ruled to return armed to the island. Last year - amid the Russian military exercise - additional reinforcements were sent to the island.
"Amid the tensions in Ukraine and in Europe, it is necessary that our combat readiness measure also include Gotland and the Baltic Sea. We must be ready to act at various directions," the commander said.
When asked if Sweden is ready to defend Gotland in case of an escalation, Byden answered in an affirmative.
"We do our business without causing any escalation. On the contrary, we are rather cooling down [the adversary] by showing that we are already in a start position," he underscored.
'Infection parties': Switzerland threatens 5 years in jail for people 'intentionally' contracting Covid in order to obtain vaccine passport -- Society's Child -- Sott.net
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 14:47
SWITZERLAND: Demonstrators protest against a planned coronavirus disease (COVID-19) law of the Swiss government, in Zurich, Switzerland November 20, 2021
Contracting Covid-19 on purpose to gain natural immunity is a potentially criminal offense that could lead to a lengthy prison term, Switzerland's Federal Office of Public Health said in response to the rise of infection parties.
Following the news that some vaccine skeptics have been organizing Covid-19 parties in order to gain a vaccine passport-like certificate for the naturally infected and recovered, the FOPH warned that intentionally spreading the virus could result in up to five years in jail, according to public broadcaster Radio T(C)l(C)vision Suisse.
While the report cited no specific laws, the reason for the strict ban is said to be that by purposefully catching Covid-19, people increase the risk of spreading the virus further to others, potentially raising the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
Neuchtel canton doctor Claude-Fran§ois Robert "strongly advised against self-infection" in an interview on Wednesday, claiming that "nothing can be controlled with natural infection," and that there was "10 times more risk of myocarditis by natural infection than by the vaccine." The vaccine is a "safe product," he assured skeptics.
Switzerland declared last week that only vaccinated people and those who had recently recovered from Covid-19 would be able to visit restaurants, bars, and other indoor facilities from December 20.
The government claimed that the restrictions were "intended to reduce the risk of unimmunised people from becoming infected as they are also more likely to pass on the virus and become seriously ill."
However, the move appears to have backfired, reportedly leading to a rise in infection parties so the unvaccinated are able to participate in normal life. According to The Local, vaccine skeptics in need of a recent infection certificate have been organizing on social media platforms "looking for contaminated people who can transmit the virus to them."
James Webb Space Telescope Launches Into Controversy - The Atlantic
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 14:45
The James Webb Space Telescope, the long-awaited successor to Hubble, is mired in controversy over its namesake.
David Higginbotham / NASAUpdated at 2:08 p.m. ET on October 27, 2021
In 1999, Karen Knierman picked up a free mug at her first big astronomy conference, just before she started grad school. It bore the logo of an ambitious observatory, designed to peer at the most distant galaxies in the universe: NGST, short for Next Generation Space Telescope. The mug was on Knierman's desk in 2002 when NASA made a surprise announcement: NGST was going to become JWST, after James Webb. Knierman sipped from her suddenly out-of-date mug and wondered, Who?
That was the prevailing reaction among scientists at the time. Webb, who died in 1992, was more of a behind-the-scenes manager than a space-science star; he had served as NASA's second administrator, in the 1960s, during the run-up to the Apollo moon landings. But scientists went with the rebrand. Work on the telescope continued. Scientists got new merch, new mugs.
JWST, an enormous $9.7 billion observatory with 18 mirrors coated in gold, is scheduled to launch into space this December. It's the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, which completely altered our view of the universe. Scientists around the world are ready to see JWST go; the telescope has been over budget and behind schedule for years. But rather than focusing on that long-awaited triumph, they're caught up in a controversy over the 20-year-old naming decision.
More than 1,200 people, including professional scientists who have applied for observing time on JWST, have signed an online petition asking NASA to rename the telescope. Webb, critics say, is the wrong namesake for an instrument meant to inspire future generations of scientific thinkers. They point to archival, publicly accessible documents that show that, during his pre-NASA tenure at the State Department in the early '50s, Webb attended a meeting about policies that discriminated against LGBTQ government employees. Other documents show that NASA, under Webb's watch, engaged in discriminatory firing.
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In response to that outcry, NASA conducted a review of historical documents, searching for evidence of Webb's direct involvement in the discrimination against or dismissal of LGBTQ employees. Apparently, the agency failed to find it: Last month, without releasing any additional information, NASA's current administrator, Bill Nelson, announced that JWST would stay JWST. ''We have found no evidence at this time that warrants changing the name,'' Nelson said in a statement.
If JWST had launched earlier, its name might have escaped this level of scrutiny. But it's 2021, and NASA has spent the past few years making a concerted effort to recognize scientists'--many of them women and people of color'--who have been overlooked in space history. '‹'‹The name of this telescope is one of the most important NASA will choose: Years from now, the name Webb might be just as well known as Hubble, another symbol of human accomplishment. Usually, NASA consults the space community in decisions like these, reaching for names that will resonate widely; in this one, the agency has relied, more than once, on top-down decision making and failed to show its work.
Now, instead of the glossy narrative it had planned for the launch of one of its most expensive projects, NASA has a problem. Even after Nelson's announcement, scientists and others in the space community are still asking for answers. The controversy has followed JWST to its launch site in French Guiana, on the north coast of South America, where it arrived earlier this month by ship from California. And it will hover in the background as the telescope launches into space and settles into its faraway orbit, unfurling piece by piece, its radiant hexagonal mirrors ready to greet the universe. Even there, a million miles away from Earth, the telescope may still be weighed down by its terrestrial baggage.
The concept for JWST, n(C)e NGST, emerged in 1989, months before the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA had high hopes for Hubble, but officials wanted to think ahead. The next instrument, they decided, would be even more powerful, able to scan the cosmos in special wavelengths that would reveal the light of ancient stars and galaxies that whirled into existence not long after the Big Bang.
With that kind of job, the name Next Generation Space Telescope seemed pretty boring to Sean O'Keefe, who was the NASA administrator in 2002. NGST, O'Keefe told me in a recent interview, was poised to dramatically alter our understanding of the universe and our place in it, a task that felt to him as seminal as the Apollo moon landings, which Webb championed. ''Here was somebody who was really engaged in something roughly akin to the promise of what [the space telescope] could do,'' said O'Keefe, who is now a professor at Syracuse University. Though the two men never met, O'Keefe admired Webb for his Apollo-era management, and for his push to invest in space science even as NASA focused on human spaceflight. So, as administrator, O'Keefe made a unilateral decision to rename NGST.
Usually, the names of space telescopes are chosen through a formal process, with time for discussion and debate, Heidi Hammel, a planetary astronomer at the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, told me. But with JWST, ''none of us in the science community were involved,'' said Hammel, who in 2002 was a member of a group tasked with outlining the observatory's science priorities. And NASA had a long tradition of naming its space observatories after scientists'--Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer, Compton'--but Webb was an administrator. Patrick McCray, a historian at UC Santa Barbara who sat in on early meetings about the observatory, told me that O'Keefe's decision to honor an American bureaucrat put off some scientists at the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, with whom NASA is working on the mission.
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The current concerns about Webb's character didn't surface until 2015, in a pair of blog posts, and the discussion in the space community intensified as JWST's launch date approached. The astronomers behind the new petition point to Webb's leadership at the State Department during the Lavender Scare, a turbulent period that led to the firing of hundreds of LGBTQ employees. And they say that Webb was the head of NASA when the agency fired an employee because of his sexual orientation in 1963. After the employee was arrested by local police in Washington, D.C., on suspicion of being gay, a NASA security officer had brought him to NASA's headquarters and interrogated him further before letting him go.
NASA looked into these allegations in a review that began in March 2021. Brian Odom, the agency's acting chief historian, worked with an outside historian NASA hired for the effort. Odom told me that the historians searched for evidence that suggested Webb's involvement beyond attending meetings where senior officials discussed Lavender Scare policies, something demonstrating that he was not a mere onlooker, reflecting the widespread homophobia of the federal government at the time, but a participant who actively pursued a purge. Odom said they looked for ''action that is ordered by Webb '... where we see a chain of command, where we see actions are made. That could have taken the form of a memo, some sort of correspondence, a letter from Webb to somebody else where he discusses next actions to be taken.'' Odom said that they haven't yet found any evidence that meets that standard.
Other historians I spoke with argue that Webb was, at the very least, an accomplice to discrimination, even if no physical evidence of it exists. ''If you are the second in charge at the State Department and your agency implements a policy that destroys lives, that destroys careers'--of course he's complicit in that,'' said Audra Wolfe, a historian who wrote about Webb in her book about Cold War''era policies, Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science. Webb is far from the only figure NASA has revered who could be accused of complicity. The Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama bears the name of the secretary of state who led the department in the late 1940s as the Lavender Scare took shape. And the Kennedy Space Center honors a president whose administration tried to filter out LGBTQ people applying for government jobs, according to the historian David K. Johnson's book, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. But for some JWST critics, the significance of a space telescope's name is greater than a space center. Only one of those is a once-in-a-lifetime project that will be flung a million miles from Earth to uncover the wonders of the universe.
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Odom said he presented his findings to Nelson in a series of conversations. There is no formal, written report. This was a surprise to many astronomers, including members of the Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC), a NASA group that considers matters including scientific objectives and workplace culture. They expressed concern when Odom told them in a recent meeting that no report existed. ''It feels a little insufficient to just present findings without presenting the basis for those findings,'' Lou Strolger, an APAC member and a scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, the American organization that oversees JWST, said at the meeting. ''I think a report would be warranted.'' When I checked in with Odom last week, he said he would compile a report only if Nelson asked for one, and the administrator so far hasn't. (Nelson's office declined to comment on the potential release of a public report.)
None of this has eased the frustrations of the astronomers behind the renaming petition. One of them, Lucianne Walkowicz, resigned from APAC, citing NASA's lack of transparency about its internal review of JWST's namesake. It ''sends a clear message of NASA's position on the rights of queer astronomers,'' Walkowicz explained. Sarah Tuttle, an astrophysicist at the University of Washington who is bisexual, agrees. ''I'm not going to burst into tears whenever I say 'JWST,' but it is one of a large number of reminders that say, 'Yeah, you're not really who we're talking about here,'' Tuttle told me. ''It's an accumulation of many Do you belong? Do you belong? We don't think that you belong that, over time, is wearing.''
I asked Tuttle whether the review could have turned up information that shifted her view on JWST. Perhaps, she said, if the investigation had uncovered evidence that Webb had pushed back against any of the government's discriminatory actions'--for example, if the security chief who interrogated the fired NASA employee had faced any consequences. But it probably wouldn't have changed her stance, or that of other critics. ''We feel his overall history is complicated and complicit enough,'' Tuttle said, ''that it is unlikely we would become Webb enthusiasts.''
The story of the space telescope and its controversial namesake isn't over. NASA's review of historical documents is not, strictly speaking, complete: Odom said that because of COVID-19 restrictions, he and the other historian (whom Odom declined to name) couldn't access the Truman Presidential Library, in Missouri, where some of Webb's papers are stored. NASA has kept this historian on contract to continue digging. ''If new evidence comes to light about James Webb's role in the Lavender Scare, then NASA will respond to that new evidence,'' Odom told me.
The agency has clearly been paying attention to the increased scrutiny on these types of decisions, about names meant to honor figures from the past. Last year, NASA renamed its Washington, D.C., headquarters in honor of Mary Jackson, the agency's first Black female engineer. Also last year, it renamed a planned space telescope in honor of Nancy Roman, NASA's first chief astronomer. But some marks of the less-than-perfect past are untouched. A bust of Wernher von Braun, the engineer who developed rocket technology for Nazi Germany before doing the same for the United States, stands on the grounds of Marshall Space Flight Center, which von Braun ran in the 1960s. NASA's Stennis Space Center, in Mississippi, is named after Senator John Stennis, who was a staunch proponent of segregation in the 1950s. (Some in the space community have argued for renaming that too.)
The Roman Space Telescope, meant to be JWST's successor, was named in the usual way, through a deliberate process with outside input. ''We really made sure to have buy-in from the science community,'' Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's associate administrator for science missions, told me in a recent interview. There was no doubt that the space observatory, like so many others, would take the name of a scientist. Whatever your opinion of Webb's history, the administrator is an incongruous choice for such a project, and NASA could have avoided the controversy if it had stuck to its own tradition 20 years ago. O'Keefe, for his part, stands by his decision, saying he doesn't believe there's any evidence that shows that Webb was directly involved in discriminatory policies. Some scientists agree, and earlier this year an astrophysicist publicly argued that Webb cannot be definitively condemned.
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When I asked Zurbuchen whether NASA should have a do-over with JWST, he demurred. Nelson made his call, Zurbuchen said, and ''I think it's important to move forward and move on.'' But at a virtual NASA-led town hall last week, Zurbuchen seemed to take a softer stance. ''This is a disappointment to some or even many'--and, you should just know, perhaps even people around this call right now,'' he said, looking around at his colleagues in the conference room with him at NASA headquarters.
Even people at the highest echelons of space science seem determined not to let the matter drop. Two senior leaders at major space institutions that work with NASA, who were granted anonymity in order to speak candidly, told me they plan to directly convey the discontentment they have heard within the community to NASA leadership. They said they are still hopeful that NASA will reconsider the name, before or after launch. Post-launch rebranding has happened before: In 2018, NASA renamed an observatory that had been in space since 2004 to honor the mission's lead investigator after his death. If an administrator can choose to change a mission's name at any point'--if all Nelson has to do is say the word'--why should Webb critics give up the fight?
The debate over JWST's name is starting to look as seemingly endless as the budget problems, delays, and poor management that have plagued the mission for years. Audra Wolfe, the Cold War historian, believes that Webb himself, who wrote a wonky book about managing space programs, would probably bristle at being associated with a program beset with so many issues. At this point, the project has been delayed so long that the original NGST merch isn't just outdated'--it's practically antique. ''I'd joked over the years that [the observatory] couldn't launch until the logo wore off,'' said Knierman, who is now an astrophysicist at Arizona State University. JWST is now less than two months away from its grand exit from Earth, and the telescope's old, generic name has nearly disappeared from Knierman's mug. In its place is a little black smudge, so small and distorted, it looks almost like a stain.
This article has been updated to clarify the number of State Department employees who were fired during the Lavender Scare.
Who Is James Webb - Webb/NASA
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 14:43
Webb believed that NASA had to strike a balance between human space flight and science because such a combination would serve as a catalyst for strengthening the nation's universities and aerospace industry. +
James E. Webb ran the fledgling space agency from February 1961 to October 1968. He believed that NASA had to strike a balance between human space flight and science.
The man whose name NASA has chosen to bestow upon the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is most commonly linked to the Apollo moon program, not to science.
a balance between human space flight and scienceYet, many believe that James E. Webb, who ran the fledgling space agency from February 1961 to October 1968, did more for science than perhaps any other government official and that it is only fitting that the Next Generation Space Telescope would be named after him.
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Webb's record of support for space science would support those views. Although President John Kennedy had committed the nation to landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade, Webb believed that the space program was more than a political race. He believed that NASA had to strike a balance between human space flight and science because such a combination would serve as a catalyst for strengthening the nation's universities and aerospace industry.
As part of an oral history project sponsored by the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, Webb recalled his conversations with Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Johnson. He was quoted as saying in one transcript, "And so far as I'm concerned, I'm not going to run a program that's just a one-shot program. If you want me to be the administrator, it's going to be a balanced program that does the job for the country..."
Webb's visionWebb's vision of a balanced program resulted in a decade of space science research that remains unparalleled today. During his tenure, NASA invested in the development of robotic spacecraft, which explored the lunar environment so that astronauts could do so later, and it sent scientific probes to Mars and Venus, giving Americans their first-ever view of the strange landscape of outer space. As early as 1965, Webb also had written that a major space telescope, then known as the Large Space Telescope, should become a major NASA effort.
By the time Webb retired just a few months before the first moon landing in July 1969, NASA had launched more than 75 space science missions to study the stars and galaxies, our own Sun and the as-yet unknown environment of space above the Earth's atmosphere. Missions such as the Orbiting Solar Observatory and the Explorer series of astronomical satellites built the foundation for the most successful period of astronomical discovery in history, which continues today.
Webb supported science behind the scenes, as well. Shortly after assuming the job vacated by Keith Glennan, Webb chose to continue the same basic organization that his predecessor had adopted for the selection of science programs. However, he enhanced the role of scientists in key ways. He gave them greater control in the selection process of science missions and he created the NASA University Program, which established grants for space research, funded the construction of new laboratories at universities and provided fellowships for graduate students. The program also encouraged university presidents and vice presidents to actively participate in NASA's Space Science Program and to publicly support all of NASA's programs.
A Notable RecordThis record of accomplishment is perhaps more notable given Webb's initial reluctance to accept the job. An experienced manager, attorney and businessman, the North Carolina native had served as Director of the Bureau of the Budget and as Undersecretary of State in the Truman administration. Webb also served as president and vice president of several private firms and served on the board of directors of the McDonnell Aircraft Company. He was not, however, a scientist or engineer-something he noted when President Kennedy asked him to consider the job as NASA Administrator.
He told an interviewer that, "I felt that I had made the pattern of my life, and I was not really the best person for this anyway. It seemed to me someone who knew more about rocketry, about space, would be a better person." Kennedy did not see it that way. With his keen political savvy and exceptional managerial skills, Webb was perfect for the job, the President believed. He made it clear to Webb that the NASA Administrator's job was a policy job. He needed someone who could handle the large issues of national and international policies.
The scientific community was equally anxious about Webb. The scientists at NASA Headquarters had wanted someone with a keen interest in space science and a desire to bolster the involvement of universities in the space program. Within a few months, Webb proved where he stood.
A Fitting HonorAt the height of the Apollo program, NASA had 35,000 employees and more than 400,000 contractors in thousands of companies and universities across the U.S. Under Webb's direction, the agency undertook one of the most impressive projects in history-landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
As NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe said when he announced the new name for the next generation space telescope, "It is fitting that Hubble's successor be named in honor of James Webb. Thanks to his efforts, we got our first glimpses at the dramatic landscape of outer space. He took our nation on its first voyages of exploration, turning our imagination into reality. Indeed, he laid the foundations at NASA for one of the most successful periods of astronomical discovery. As a result, we're rewriting the textbooks today with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope , the Chandra X-ray Observatory , and the James Webb Telescope."
Want to learn more? Audio and transcript of a historic 1962 meeting between President John F. Kennedy, NASA Administrator James Webb, Director of the Bureau of the Budget David Bell, and several other people to discuss the human spaceflight program.
Judge Orders NYTimes To Remove Story On Project Veritas Based On Confidential Memos
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 14:38
Authored by Mimi Nguyen Ly via The Epoch Times,
A New York judge has ordered The New York Times to return confidential legal memos it obtained between investigative journalism organization Project Veritas and the group's lawyer.
The New York Times had obtained the memos that were prepared by Project Veritas attorney Benjamin Barr'--it remains unclear how the memos were obtained. The outlet then published the documents online. It later took them down, but an article published Nov. 11 describing the memos was still available on the paper's website.
The memos, in part, contained advice from Barr as to how Project Veritas's methods of reporting, which largely involves reporters going undercover, could avoid running into legal problems.
Project Veritas sued the paper and accused it of having obtained the privileged materials without authorization.
''The court finds that Project Veritas has met its burden of showing that the subject memoranda were obtained by irregular means, if not both irregular and improper means,'' State Supreme Court Justice Charles D. Wood in Westchester County said in his ruling (pdf) dated Dec. 23.
Wood upheld his earlier order in November that blocked the newspaper from further publishing the memos. He also ordered The New York Times to return the memos to Project Veritas, including the physical copies. The paper must destroy ''all copies of the memos it has, including removing them 'from the internet,''' and retrieve all copies of the memos that it had provided to third parties.
Furthermore, The New York Times must confirm its compliance within 10 days. Wood told Project Veritas to notify the court by the end of January 2022 if the newspaper does not comply and warned The New York Times of potential sanctions in such a case.
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'-- Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) December 24, 2021Wood also ordered the paper not to use the memos, or any information obtained from them, in a separate lawsuit that Project Veritas filed against The New York Times in late October 2020. The defamation suit was filed after The New York Times had published an article in September 2020 calling Project Veritas' reporting ''deceptive.''
A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times, said the newspaper will appeal Wood's ruling and seek a stay in the meantime.
Attorney-Client PrivilegeThe New York Times in November ran a report about how the FBI raided the home of Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe, as well as homes of other current and former Project Veritas staffers.
O'Keefe said in a statement at the time that the Justice Department appeared to be investigating the alleged theft of a diary of Ashley Biden, the daughter of President Joe Biden.
In the report on the matter, The New York Times quoted the memos, which comprise attorney-client communications, leading Project Veritas to accuse it of having violated attorney-client privilege.
Wood, in his Dec. 23, order, said the memos were not a matter of public concern, and that it is ''clear'' the balance ''tips in favor of the attorney-client privilege.''
''[T]he court rejects the [New York Times'] position that Project Veritas' attorney-client communications are a matter of public concern. Undoubtedly, every media outlet believes that anything that it publishes is a matter of public concern,'' the judge wrote, later adding, ''But some things are not fodder for public consideration and consumption. These memoranda '... are only between an attorney and a client, and it does not matter one bit who the attorney and client are.''
''A client seeking advice from its counsel simply cannot be a subject of general interest and of value and concern to the public,'' he later added. ''It is not the public's business to be privy to the legal advice that this plaintiff or any other client receives from its counsel.''
''That is not to say that aspects of Project Veritas and/or its journalistic methods are not of public interest,'' Wood noted, adding that The New York Times ''is perfectly free to investigate, uncover, research, interview, photograph, record, report, publish, opine, expose or ignore whatever aspects of Project Veritas its editors in their sole discretion deem newsworthy, without utilizing Project Veritas' attorney-client privileged memoranda.''
Sulzberger characterized Wood's ruling as an attack of press freedoms and alarming for ''anyone concerned about the dangers of government overreach into what the public can and cannot know.'' He decried the ruling as ''unconstitutional'' and a ''prior restraint,'''--a term that refers to government action prohibiting speech or other expression before speech happens.
Sulzberger also said the ruling ''could present obvious risks to exposing sources should it be allowed to stand.''
Wood addressed the matters in his ruling, writing, ''Here, the court's protective order does not act as an impermissible prior restraint on the Times. As important as the First Amendment's protection against prior restraint is, on the present facts, the erosion of the attorney-client privilege is a far more imminent concern.''
He quoted an extract from a prior ruling in 1979, Greenberg v CBS Inc., which reads, ''What is also at stake in the dissemination of privileged information into the public domain is the privacy of the individuals mentioned or discussed therein and the importance of full and free communication between attorney and client. 'Hit and run' journalism is no more protected under the First Amendment, than speeding on a crowded sidewalk is permitted under a valid driver's license.''
Wood said his ruling is ''grounded in the recognition that the First Amendment's primary aim is the full protection of speech upon issues of public concern, as well as the practical realities involved in the administration of justice and the attorney-client privilege.''
Project Veritas lawyer Elizabeth Locke praised the ruling and called it ''a victory for the First Amendment for all journalists and affirms the sanctity of the attorney-client relationship.''
''The New York Times has long forgotten the meaning of the journalism it claims to espouse, and has instead become a vehicle for the prosecution of a partisan political agenda,'' Locke said in a statement Dec. 24. ''Today's ruling affirms that the New York Times' behavior was irregular and outside the boundaries of law.''
The Sinister Convergence of Klaus Schwab's Great Reset with the Vatican and Liberation Theology | New Eastern Outlook
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 11:32
The Sinister Convergence of Klaus Schwab's Great Reset with the Vatican and Liberation Theology P 24.12.2021 U F. William Engdahl
Amid the 2020 global covid lockdowns and economic dislocations it has caused, Klaus Schwab, a previously low-profile founder of a Swiss-based business forum, emerged on the world stage calling for what he called a Great Reset of the entire world economy, using the pandemic as driver. He even published a book in July 2020 outlining his blueprint. It has been rightly called a technocratic society with global top-down central planning. Schwab uses global warming fears and the plight of the world's poor to justify what is in effect a plan for global totalitarianism where, as the Davos website puts it, nobody will own anything. What is not well-known is the fact that the inspiration for Schwab's dystopian plans comes from a Catholic bishop whom he met in Brazil in the 1970's. That bishop links Schwab's vast globalist network with the powerful political influence of the present Pope Francis.
Far from a traditional Catholic priest, this bishop was known as the ''Red Bishop'' and endorsed Castro's Cuba model, as well as the Mao Cultural Revolution in which millions of Chinese were killed or destroyed in a purge of the enemies of Mao. His name was Archbishop Dom Helder Camara of Brazil, the leading early figure spreading the Church movement known as ''Liberation Theology'' during the 1960s and 1970s.
From Nazi to Communist?
Helder Camara made a transition from the two extremes of the political spectrum. In 1934 Camara was a leading figure in a pro-Mussolini Brazilian clerical fascist movement, Brazilian Integralist Action or Acao Integralista Brasileira (AIB). It was no casual involvement. As a young Catholic Priest Father Camara became part of the Supreme Council of the AIB. By 1936 Camara had become personal secretary of AIB founder, Plinio Salgado, and National Secretary of the AIB. Similar to Mussolini's fascist Blackshirts or Hitler's Brownshirts in the 1920s, Brazil's AIB were the Greenshirts, fielding paramilitary groups who actively and violently attacked communists on the streets during the 1930s in Brazil. When Camara was ordained a priest in the early 1930s he reportedly wore the Greenshirt under his cassock. Later when a Brazilian author wrote a biography of Camara, by then a Bishop, Helder Camara and the Church intervened to prohibit mention of the now famous leftist as an earlier pro-fascist activist, one of the many curious parts of Camara's history.
By the end of the war, in 1946, Helder Camara had somehow managed to transition from the pro-Mussolini and pro-Hitler fascism of the AIB to a pro-Marxist ''progressivism'' as Assistant General of the Brazilian Catholic Action, whose youth group, JUC, openly embraced the Castro Cuban Revolution in 1959. In 1963 a faction of the JUC with whom Camara was supportive, the A§£o Popular (AP), defined itself as socialist and declared their support for the ''socialization of the means of production.'' The Catholic group AP adopted statutes which contained praise for the Soviet Revolution and a recognition of ''the crucial importance of Marxism in revolutionary theory and praxis.'' Dom Helder became Archbishop of Olinda and Recife in the Northeast of Brazil from 1964 to 1985.
A Founder of Liberation Theology
Helder Camara was an instrumental figure in a movement that soon spread worldwide not only in the Catholic Church but among other churches as well. It was later called Liberation Theology by the Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutierrez. The ''liberation'' referred to what the priests claimed was the message of Christianity that, ''God loves the poor preferentially.'' The movement claimed that the role of the Church should be committed to the process of liberation in the oppressed and exploited land in the Third World. The movement marked a radical shift in the position of the Catholic Church. Priests began to legitimize violence against dictators such as Nicaragua's Somoza, even as a number of them took arms and joined the Sandinistas and other Marxist groups in the 1970s.
Gustavo Gutierrez explicitly called ''to abolish the current unjust situation and to build a different society, freer and more human.'' To put it mildly, this was a radical departure in which the Church was to focus on liberating the poorest of society in the developing world by force if necessary and redistribute the wealth. Communist-backed guerilla movements in predominately Catholic countries were quick to see the usefulness of priests giving their wars a social legitimacy beyond Marxist doctrine. Gutierrez said, ''The theology of liberation is rooted in a revolutionary militancy.''
A fellow Brazilian advocate of Helder Camara's social activism for the Church, Father Leonardo Boff, stated, ''What we propose is Marxism, historical materialism, in theology.'' Boff and others have since moved from advocating radical land reform, taking land from large owners and giving it to poor peasants, to backing radical global warming agendas as part of their liberation agenda. The movement has since spread from Latin America to Africa and Asia, from Zimbabwe to Sri Lanka.
In essence, Helder Camara's Liberation Theology created the social climate and fostered the spread through society for the ''victim'' ideology of today's widespread movements from ANTIFA to BLM and the entire Green Agenda movement.
Red Bishop Meets Schwab
In recent public statements Klaus Schwab, founder of the Davos World Economic Forum a half century ago, cited two men who he said changed his life. One was Henry Kissinger who was his mentor when Schwab was at Harvard in the late 1960s. The other, surprisingly, was the Red Bishop, Dom Helder Camara. It was Kissinger who as Nixon Secretary of State plotted to assassinate left-leaning governments in Chile, Argentina and elsewhere, replacing them with brutal military dictatorships such as Pinochet, while Helder Camara was working the opposite end, mobilizing the poor against the state.
In 2010 Schwab's World Economic Forum published a self-congratulating book modestly titled, ''The World Economic Forum: A Partner in Shaping History''The First 40 Years 1971 '' 2010.'' There Schwab describes the central role Kissinger played from the first in selecting speakers and guests for Schwab's elite business gatherings.
For the year 1974 Schwab wrote, ''At the 1974 European Management Symposium (today WEF), Dom H(C)lder Cmara, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, made a notable appearance, bolstering the Forum's role as a platform for provocative yet vital voices. Cmara had been invited to Davos despite the fact that he was considered persona non grata by many governments and business leaders. He had dubbed himself ''the spokesperson of those two-thirds of humanity who suffer from the unfair distribution of nature's resources.'' Schwab's account continued, ''Dom H(C)lder predicted that developing countries could some day challenge and clash with the leading economic powers. He criticized multinationals for keeping so much of mankind in appalling conditions. He called for a higher social responsibility, fairer wealth distribution and a reassessment of ''the false values of a 'waste society''' to achieve prosperity for all people.'' Schwab in a video stated, ''one example which for me was probably a crucial moment in my life. I traveled for the first time to Brazil, I met a priest who was known at that time as the priest of the poor people, his name was Dom H(C)lder Cmara.''
WEF and Pope Francis
In a 2013 visit to Brazil early in his papacy, Francis named Dom Helder Camara as someone who indelibly marked the ''journey of the Church in Brazil.'' In his Evangelii gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) the same year, Francis declared in language of the Liberation Theology of Helder Camara and others, ''Without the preferential option for the poor, the proclamation of the Gospel '... risks being misunderstood or submerged.'' The term ''preferential option for the poor'' is key. It sounds noble but what in reality does it mean?
Notably, in 2014 Klaus Schwab extended a personal invitation to Pope Francis to address the Davos meeting. Francis has since written numerous such letters to Schwab and is listed by the World Economic Forum as an Agenda Contributor. In October 2020, the official website of the Davos WEF wrote, ''In a striking, 43,000-word-long encyclical published last Sunday, the pope put his stamp on efforts to shape what's been termed a Great Reset of the global economy in response to the devastation of COVID-19.''
By 2015 Francis, who himself poses as the special guardian of the poor, had given his sanction to initiating the official process, by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, to begin a process of Helder Camara's ''beatification.'' Since then the present Pope has taken unprecedented political stands for Global Warming Green Agenda measures, vaccines against covid, support for gender equality, migration, wealth redistribution from rich to poor, and other social actions which have dominated his controversial papacy.
Great Reset
The relevant question to be asked is why the founder of the world's most influential corporate globalization forum, Klaus Schwab, would embrace the founder of the Liberation Theology and the current liberal Pope Francis, the first-ever Jesuit Pope who slyly revives those ideas today?
It's definitely not that Klaus Schwab is embracing Marxism. Schwab is the ''Godfather of Globalization.'' The fusion of the ideologies of Francis and Schwab is a clever way of creating mass support, especially among younger and poorer people round the world for the wholesale attack on private property and on a stable middle-class required for the global corporatist Great Reset, a global technocratic fascism from above.
In November 2020, Pope Francis declared that a new ''social justice'' is needed, and that private ownership is not something obvious in Christianity: ''Let us build the new social justice and admit that the Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute and immovable,'' said Francis. He does not elaborate.
In October, 2020 the pope issued an encyclical letter, Fratelli Tutti, in which he went after private property. He wrote, ''Business abilities, which are a gift from God, should always be clearly directed to the development of others and to the elimination of poverty'...'' He declared, ''The right to private property is always accompanied by the primary and prior principle of the subordination of all private property to the universal destination of the earth´s goods, and thus the right of all to their use.''
This is remarkably similar to what Schwab of the WEF writes in his 2020 book, The Great Reset, where he states, ''First and foremost, the post-pandemic era will usher in a period of massive wealth redistribution, from the rich to the poor and from capital to labour.'' Schwab claims that the era of free market neoliberalism is over and major Government intervention is needed to enact ''sustainable'' environmental policies.
On the WEF website Schwab's organization described their vision of the reset to a world where no one owns anything. A video declares of their vision of the world in 2030, ''You will own nothing and you will be happy,'' adding that ''Whatever you need, you will rent.'' It would even include renting your clothes! Schwab states that this radical redistribution of property rights globally will be necessary to attain ''ecological justice.'' This echoes Francis' call for a ''green financial agenda'' to replace the current financial system.
The Davos embrace of the Vatican agenda is far more sinister than it might seem. Their Great Reset is about the end to human liberty or freedom in favor of a new globalist agenda of total control, high-tech surveillance, mandated medications and massive income redistribution from the middle class of society down. Schwab is nothing if not a master of marketing, and his dystopian Great Reset and its ''ecological justice'' is just that.
F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine ''New Eastern Outlook''.
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Thousands of flights canceled globally as Omicron mars Christmas weekend | Reuters
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 11:21
NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Commercial airlines around the world canceled more than 4,500 flights over the Christmas weekend, as a mounting wave of COVID-19 infections driven by the Omicron variant created greater uncertainty and misery for holiday travelers.
Airline carriers globally scrapped at least 2,401 flights on Friday, which fell on Christmas Eve and is typically a heavy day for air travel, according to a running tally on the flight-tracking website FlightAware.com. Nearly 10,000 more flights were delayed.
The website showed that 1,779 Christmas Day flights were called off worldwide, along with 402 more that had been scheduled for Sunday.
Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comCommercial air traffic within the United States and into or out of the country accounted for more than a quarter of all the canceled flights over the weekend, FlightAware data showed.
Among the first U.S. carriers to report a wave of holiday weekend cancellations were United Airlines and Delta Air Lines (DAL.N), which scrubbed nearly 280 flights combined on Friday alone, citing personnel shortages amid the surge of COVID-19 infections.
COVID-19 infections have surged in the United States in recent days due to the highly transmissible variant Omicron, which was first detected in November and now accounts for nearly three-quarters of U.S. cases and as many as 90% in some areas, such as the Eastern Seaboard. read more
The average number of new U.S. coronavirus cases has risen 45% to 179,000 per day over the past week, according to a Reuters tally.
New York reported more than 44,000 newly confirmed infections on Friday alone, shattering that state's daily record. At least 10 other states set new one-day case records on Thursday or Friday.
Rising hospitalizations were hitting healthcare systems especially hard in the U.S. Midwest, with intensive care units in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan bracing for the worst even as they remain under pressure from an earlier wave of Delta variant cases.
In Britain, many industries and transport networks were struggling with staff shortages as sick workers self-isolated, while hospitals have warned of the risk of an impact on patient safety. read more
One in 20 Londoners had COVID-19 last week, a figure that could rise to one in 10 by early next week, according to data released on Thursday by the Office for National Statistics.
Passengers line up at John F. Kennedy International Airport after airlines announced numerous flights were canceled during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant on Christmas Eve in Queens, New York City, U.S., December 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dieu-Nalio Chery
Government data showed a record tally of 122,186 new infections nationwide on Friday, marking a third day in which the number of known cases has surpassed 100,000.
While recent research suggests Omicron produces milder illness, and a lower rate of hospitalizations, than previous variants of COVID-19, health officials have maintained a cautious note about the outlook.
"There is a glimmer of Christmas hope ... but it definitely isn't yet at the point where we could downgrade that serious threat," Jenny Harries, head of the UK Health Security Agency, told the BBC.
France hit another COVID-19 infection record on Friday, with its daily tally exceeding 94,000 while hospitalizations from the virus reached a seven-month high, prompting the government to convene a special meeting for Monday that could trigger new public health restrictions. read more
Despite the uncertainties and grim news around the world, millions of Americans carried on with travel plans through a second pandemic-clouded holiday season.
Moses Jimenez, an accountant from Long Beach, Mississippi, flew to New York with his wife and three children, even though the latest torrent of coronavirus cases dashed their hopes of catching a Broadway performance of "Hamilton" or visit some museums.
"Hamilton" was one of a dozen productions to cancel shows this week as cast and crew members tested positive for COVID-19. Museums were scratched from the family's itinerary because many now require proof of vaccination and the two younger children are ineligible for the shot.
Instead, Jimenez, 33, said his brood will make the best of roaming the city's streets and parks, while also seeing relatives and friends.
"We just wanted to get out of the house, really, get the kids out to the city for Christmas," Jimenez told Reuters on Thursday at New York's LaGuardia Airport.
New York planned to sharply limit the number of people it allows in Times Square for its annual outdoor New Year's Eve celebration, in response to the surge of new coronavirus cases, capping the number of attendees 15,000.
The Biden administration will next week lift travel restrictions on eight southern African countries imposed last month over concerns about the Omicron variant, the White House said.
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Turkey Freezes Assets of 770 People for Alleged Terror Links
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 19:25
Turkish cleric and opponent to the Erdogan regime, Fethullah Gulen, adresses at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pa., on July 18, 2016. (Thomas Urbain/AFP via Getty Images)
ISTANBUL'--Turkey froze the assets of 770 Turkish nationals and a Chicago-based foundation, according to a decision published Friday in the country's official gazette.
The list of targets includes 454 people with alleged links to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who lives in the United States. The Turkish government accuses Gulen and his network of being behind a bloody coup attempt in 2016. Gulen has denied the allegation.
Gulen is the honorary president of the Chicago foundation that had its assets in Turkey frozen. The Niagara Foundation's parent organization, the Alliance for Shared Values, is a nonprofit of the Gulen movement, which Turkey designated as a terror group.
The list published Friday shows 119 other people had assets frozen for links to the ISIS terrorist group, al-Qaeda, the al-Nusra Front, and other alleged ''terror groups that abuse religion.''
Another 108 people were targeted for alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK, which is designated a terror group by Turkey and the United States.
Eighty-nine people with alleged links to leftist groups designated as terror organizations were also listed in the ruling.
The decision was signed by Turkey's interior, treasury, and finance ministers.
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Biden administration to lift travel restrictions on 8 African nations
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 15:28
A Covid-19 rapid PCR test site sign at Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.
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The Biden administration will lift the travel restrictions it had imposed on eight African nations to curb the spread of the omicron variant of Covid-19, according to a senior administration official.
The travel restrictions on South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi will end on Dec. 31 at 12:01 a.m. ET.
The official said that the decision was recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in part because health experts now know that the U.S.'s existing Covid vaccines are effective at preventing severe disease for those infected with omicron. The administration also said that international travelers from the African countries would not have a significant impact on U.S. cases given how widespread omicron was throughout the world.
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The U.S. government had imposed the restrictions on Nov. 29 after the discovery of the new omicron variant in South Africa. President Joe Biden was criticized at the time by some health experts who viewed the foreign travel restrictions as ineffective.
South Africa's top infectious disease scientist Salim Abdool Karim said in an interview on Wednesday that omicron transmission appeared to be slowing almost as quickly as it spread, providing some hope that the threat of omicron will be short-lived.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday that the travel ban was "never intended to be permanent; it was intended to be temporary. And lifting it is certainly our intention."
The omicron variant accounts for more than 73 percent of new cases in the U.S., according to CDC data shared on Monday
The senior Biden administration official said that the "value of country-based international travel restrictions is greatest early in an outbreak, before the virus or variant has been widely disseminated" and that the value declines "as domestic transmission starts to contribute a larger proportion of case burden."
During the travel pause, Biden implemented a new rule requiring all international travelers '-- regardless of nationality or vaccination status '-- to test negative within a day of their departures to the United States. He also extended the mask requirement for domestic travel through mid-March.
Global shortage of key ingredient in winemaking is causing headaches for producers in Australia - ABC News
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 14:03
Australia's wine industry is worried about shortages of a key ingredient in the fermentation process, as Chinese export restrictions continue to disrupt global supply.
Key points: Export restrictions and global shipping issues have created a shortage of a nitrogen-based fertiliser used in winemaking Wineries are being urged to order stocks early before demand increases during the 2022 vintage Experts were concerned smaller wineries could miss out as larger wineries and other industries compete for supplyDiammonium Phosphate (DAP) is a nitrogen-based fertiliser used as a food source for yeast when making wine.
The bulk of Australia's needs would usually come out of China but the same export restrictions and freight issues causing a shortage of AdBlue in the trucking industry now have the wine industry concerned.
The Wine Industry Suppliers Association said the price of DAP had increased five-fold in some cases and shipping delays were making the crucial ingredient difficult to source in Australia.
Wineries across Australia will need the nitrogen source when they start harvesting the next vintage in early 2022.
DAP is used as a nitrogen-based food source for yeast during the fermentation process.( Lucy Barbour )DAP is also used as a fertiliser and in food manufacturing so wine makers may be forced to compete with other industries for a limited supply.
"It's a fermentation agent, so it helps to convert the sugar into alcohol which is where you get the real taste of wine from," Mr Battaglene said.
Mr Battaglene said DAP was "widely" used across the industry and Chinese export restrictions and freight constraints had sent prices "through the roof".
The Wine Industry Suppliers Association says winemakers need to order early so the industry can gauge demand for DAP this vintage.( Supplied: Riot Wine Co. )"It's almost impossible to get either ships or containers into and out of Australia," he said.
"If you haven't got your orders in for it [DAP] now ... it's going to be almost impossible to get."
Mr Battaglene urged winemakers to order stocks early, with harvest set to start across the country in January and February next year.
"Bigger companies, other manufacturers and other users will be trying to get it first," he said.
He thinks small producers are the ones who could encounter trouble.
"They don't need large quantities and they're the ones who might really struggle to get a hold of anything," Mr Battaglene said.
Tony Battaglene is concerned smaller wineries will struggle to get supplies of DAP if they don't order early.( ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe )Communication keyThe chair of the Wine Industry Suppliers Association, Jason Amos, said the shortage could impact the taste and quality of wine.
"Without nitrogen, or nitrogen in low supply, we have incomplete fermentations or stress characters or bad flavours," Mr Amos said.
Mr Amos said Australia was turning to suppliers in Europe because of the Chinese export restrictions, but the shortage was global and countries all over the world were competing for supply.
He said it is important for winemakers talk to their suppliers and start organising stocks of DAP so suppliers can organise alternative arrangements if there is a supply mismatch.
"We can't rely on what we've done previously in the past '-- we actually have to communicate."
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Data shows asymptomatic individuals not spreading COVID-19, NFL chief medical officer says - ABC News
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 13:49
By KEVIN SEIFERT via <a href="http://espn.go.com/" title="ESPN" class="espn_sc_byline">ESPN </a> via December 23, 2021, 10:39 PM
' 2 min read
The NFL's new COVID-19 protocols are based on data that shows the disease is not spreading from asymptomatic individuals, according to chief medical officer Allen Sills, a significant departure from the stance of public health authorities for much of the pandemic.
The NFL and NFL Players Association agreed last week to halt weekly testing on vaccinated players and begin random testing of a sample across teams and positions. Vaccinated players who report symptoms are required to be tested, and unvaccinated players continue to be tested daily.
The new protocols raised questions about the possibility that infections among asymptomatic, vaccinated players and coaches would go undetected, leading to additional transmission in team facilities. But speaking Thursday on the NFL Network, Sills said he has observed no evidence of it this season through the league's contact tracing system.
"We've really not seen this phenomenon that people have discussed, which is asymptomatic people in the facility spreading the virus to others," Sills said. "As we've gone back and looked throughout the entire season, what we've seen consistently is that when people have symptoms, that's when they seem to be contagious to others. And that's why we're asking people to come forward and acknowledge symptoms because that's the point at which they're vulnerable and the point at which they expose themselves to others.
"Our data has been consistent of that throughout the season, and I think it's particularly true of this new variant, with omicron, of what we're seeing. It's all about symptom recognition and prompt testing."
More than 94% of players and nearly 100% of coaches are vaccinated. A total of 46 players tested positive Thursday, according to ESPN's Field Yates, bringing the total to 154 this week and more than 300 in the past two weeks.
Players must isolate for 10 days when they test positive, but the new protocols give vaccinated players several options to test out sooner based on a combination of negative tests and control threshold (CT) readings, beginning as quickly as the day after their original positive test.
Texas parole board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd - CBS News
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 12:51
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles withdrew its recommendation of a posthumous pardon for George Floyd, along with 24 others, after finding procedural errors within its submission, the governor's office said Thursday. Floyd, who grew up in Houston, was killed last year by Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer.
Renae Eze, a spokesperson for Governor Greg Abbott's office, said the board will review the errors related to the applications and that the governor "did not have the opportunity to consider it."
In October, the board recommended Floyd's pardon for a drug conviction. Floyd was arrested in Houston for selling $10 worth of crack in a police sting in February 2004, and later pleaded guilty to a drug charge and served 10 months in prison, the Associated Press reported. But prosecutors revisited his case after a deadly Houston drug raid in 2019 that involved the same officer who arrested Floyd.
Prosecutors say that officer, Gerald Goines , lied to obtain the search warrant for the raid that killed a husband and wife. Goines, who is no longer on the Houston force and faces murder charges, has denied wrongdoing. More than 160 drug convictions tied to him over the years have since been dismissed by prosecutors due to concerns about his casework, according to the AP.
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It would have been just the second time since 2010 that a person in Texas received a posthumous pardon from the governor.
A makeshift memorial for George Floyd in his former neighborhood in Houston on June 10, 2020. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Abbott did grant pardons to eight Texas residents:
David Boyd Pool, 74, for theft in 1965.Gary Lynn Dickey, 42, for burglary of a vehicle in 1997.Christina Marie Edgar, formerly Christina Marie Emmert, 52, for theft in 2013.Subrina Sophus-Collins, formerly Subrina Maeca Sophus, 54, for unlawfully carrying a weapon on alcohol premises in 1994. Olukayode David Koleosho, 46, for robbery in 1996.David Anthony Mendes, 46, for theft in 1994.Joe Bob Wilcoxson, 76, for theft in 2013.Joseph Edward Braithwaite, 59, for evasion of income taxes in 1999.The board said it sent an "unusually high number" of pardon recommendations to the governor's desk. The 67 recommendations were more than double the average Abbott typically receives in a year.
Floyd was killed in May 2020. Chauvin was convicted of his killing in April 2021 and sentenced to 22-and-a-half years in prison.
Police Reform & Racial Justice More More Sophie ReardonSophie Reardon is a News Editor at CBS News. Reach her at sophie.reardon@viacomcbs.com
Biden administration staffers feeling left out on Christmas
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 02:03
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By Mark Moore
December 23, 2021 | 11:53am
'‹White House staffers are having a blue Christmas.'‹'‹
Biden administration aides are griping about low morale and an absence of comradeship, leaving them without much holiday cheer, Politico reported late Wednesday.
''A lot of the natural coordination that happens in a typically functioning White House has been lost,'' one official told the outlet, ''and there has been no proactive effort to make up for it through intentional team building.''
Staffers said they were making their complaints public in an effort'‹ to bring the situation to the attention of senior leaders '-- with many saying they were updating their resumes and will begin to look for new jobs early next year after the anniversary of President Biden's inauguration.
Some White House workers reportedly blame the low morale on the presence of longtime Biden aides who remain distant from their colleagues, a situation summed up by the phrase: ''No new friends in Biden world.''
White House staffers say there is no feeling of comradeship, and that longtime aids to President Biden are distant and aloof from them. Getty ImagesOthers said that working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the culture problem by limiting communication between colleagues. Either way, attempts to build a sense of team spirit by holding informal happy hours and group dinners have failed, Politico reported.
Staffers have also grumbled about not being able to attend special events and holiday parties at the White House because of the way the administration doles out invitations.
Staffers for President Biden's administration complain of low morale this holiday season. Getty ImagesThe White House used a lottery system to determine who would attend the Dec. 2 National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, as well as be allowed to bring family members on White House tours to view the executive mansion's holiday decorations '-- leaving many employees shut out.
Some staffers have not been invited to events and parties at the White House. AFP via Getty Images Some staffers say that working remotely due to COVID has made forming connections with their colleagues more difficult. Getty Images''No one expects business as usual during the pandemic, but it's beyond demoralizing, it's insulting '-- especially when you see DNC and Hill staff and other DC types get invited,'' an aide told Politico.
''It's also hypocritical and ironic that a president whose brand is built on empathy and family has staff policies that fly in the face of that brand,'' the person added. ''It's not a good look and it's emblematic of how this place runs.''
The complaints about the environment at the White House follow reports from last month that Vice President Kamala Harris was feeling isolated and not receiving the same support as some other members of the administration '-- and that her relationship with Biden had reached an ''exhausted stalemate.''
''It's hard to miss the specific energy that the White House brings to defend a white man, knowing that Kamala Harris has spent almost a year taking a lot of the hits that the West Wing didn't want to take themselves,'' a former Harris aide told CNN'‹.
T'‹he reference was to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who was allowed to take paternity leave amid the supply chain crisis'‹.'‹ Harris and Buttigieg ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 and are expected to do so again.
Reports have said Vice President Kamala Harris feels isolated and unprotected by the White House. Getty ImagesOther reports have painted a grim picture of the atmosphere in Harris' office, with one Politico story from June describing it as ''chaotic'' as well as ''tense and at times dour.''
The White House did not respond to requests from Politico for comment.

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