Firefighting Efforts Continue at Riverton Landfill

first_imgRelatedBoard of Supervision Provides Training for Workers Photo: JIS PhotographerOne of the three new fire trucks, valued $133 million, which have been presented to the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development. Firefighting Efforts Continue at Riverton LandfillJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedUrgent Call for Heavy Duty Equipment to Put Out Riverton Landfill Fire Story HighlightsFirefighting efforts by the authorities continues at the Riverton Landfill in Kingston which has been burning since Wednesday afternoon.The Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (ODPEM) says an aerial view of the landfill was conducted today by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), which confirmed that a significant portion of the landfill is on fire.Twenty one (21) Fire fighters are currently involved in the operation assisted by Police and Military personnel. Firefighting Efforts Continue at Riverton Landfill Local GovernmentMarch 14, 2015Written by: Oroyo Eubankscenter_img Firefighting efforts by the authorities continues at the Riverton Landfill in Kingston which has been burning since Wednesday afternoon.The Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (ODPEM) says an aerial view of the landfill was conducted today by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), which confirmed that a significant portion of the landfill is on fire.The ODPEM which is in charge of the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) which has been activated at level one (1) says it is working with its stakeholders and the private sector to help control the fire.Twenty one (21) Fire fighters are currently involved in the operation assisted by Police and Military personnel.However the ODPEM says there is still need for additional tractors and fire hoses.Just about thirty nine (39) Tipper trucks are on site transporting cover material from a nearby Quarry and up to this afternoon over 239 loads have been transported.Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller today received an update from the ODPEM and other agencies involved in the operation at the landfill.The ODPEM says firefighting will continue throughout the night as the team works assiduously to get the situation under control. RelatedGovt Allocates Emergency Funds to Fight Riverton Landfill Fire FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

Man Charged With Santa Monica Burglary, Rape of Elderly Victim

first_imgHomeBriefsMan Charged With Santa Monica Burglary, Rape of Elderly Victim Jun. 08, 2018 at 5:00 amBriefsCrimeMan Charged With Santa Monica Burglary, Rape of Elderly Victimadmin3 years agobriefscrimeCrime Watchdaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily press A 41-year-old man has been charged with breaking into a 66-year-old woman’s Santa Monica apartment and sexually assaulting her, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.Deputy District Attorney Oksana Sigal said Dylan James Jensen (dob 5/11/77) of Los Angeles faces one felony count each of first-degree residential burglary, person present; sodomy by use of force; forcible oral copulation; and two counts each of forcible rape; and sexual battery.Case SA098166 includes special allegations of personal use of a knife and commission of sexual offenses during residential burglary.Jensen pleaded not guilty to the charges yesterday and is due back on July 11 to set a date for a preliminary hearing in Department W31 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.On June 3, the defendant allegedly broke into the victim’s apartment and once inside, sexually assaulted the victim, the prosecutor said.Bail is set at more than $1.59 million. If convicted as charged, Jensen is facing a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.The case remains under investigation by the Santa Monica Police Department.Submitted by Ricardo Santiago D.A. Public Information OfficerTags :briefscrimeCrime Watchdaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentReport: US high-tide flooding twice what it was 30 years agoGelson’s Announces 8-Week Gelson’s “California Grown” Farmers Market SeriesYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press13 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author13 hours agoBriefsNews“Righting Our Wrongs” performance on June 11Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsSEATTLE Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcasGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsBeach House Begins Community Re-Opening June 15Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsInput Invited for Marine Park Improvement ProjectsGuest Author2 days agolast_img read more

Ericsson touts IoT marketplace as step towards 5G

first_img Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 FEB 2018 Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Related Author Home Ericsson touts IoT marketplace as step towards 5G Tags Previous ArticleDeutsche Telekom CEO sounds AI, online warningNext ArticleGoogle ramps Android enterprise efforts center_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more EricssonIoT MásMóvil amplía su contrato con Ericsson Español Saleha Riaz Ericsson launched the IoT Accelerator Marketplace, a platform designed to improve collaboration within the IoT ecosystem, which the vendor believes can bring the industry closer to 5G.Jeff Travers, head of IoT, Ericsson, said the marketplace “is another stepping stone to make 5G a reality by enabling massive adoption of massive IoT. This supports service providers as they seek to expose network connectivity IoT APIs [application programming interface] and monetise these assets.”Service providers will be able to use the service as a catalogue to find IoT apps to offer to enterprise customers and decrease time to market for new offerings. Meanwhile application developers can connect with service providers through the platform, which will also enable monetisation and billing.“Application developers can benefit from a new go-to-market exposing their offering globally through Ericsson,” the company said in a statement, adding this will enable them to scale their business.They will also be able to develop applications based on cellular connectivity APIs with added value for enterprises, such as fast and automated device and subscription on-boarding, higher security, ubiquitous cellular coverage improved for indoor use, and superior handling of battery life.Earlier this week Ericsson announced it is working with AT&T to offer verification and testing of IoT devices with the aim of helping companies adopt and accelerate IoT solutions.last_img read more

First-Time Frontrunner

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. The season of great expectations teetered on collapse after three weeks, but now the Glacier Wolfpack have won seven straight games and are the league frontrunner entering the Class AA football playoffs.Glacier (8-2) is the No. 1 seed — Kalispell’s first since the 1980s — and hosts No. 8 Helena Capital (5-5) at Legends Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. The Wolfpack are in the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, but for the first time they hold the top ranking. Five teams were tied at 7-2 entering the final weekend of the regular season — Butte, Glacier, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Helena and Billings West. Butte, Helena and CMR all won, but a touchdown with five seconds remaining in Glacier’s 21-10 win over Missoula Big Sky gave the Wolfpack the ultimate tiebreaker. Glacier needed to win by 11 points or more for the top seed.The No. 1 ranking guarantees Glacier home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Last year’s fourth-ranked team hosted and won its first playoff game before falling in the semifinals. Now the group is trying to take the next step and become the first Kalispell team to play in the state championship game since the 2000 Flathead Braves.First comes Capital, a team that has haunted Glacier until recently. Earlier this month both squads met in Kalispell and Glacier beat its long-time nemesis for the first time, 33-7. The Wolfpack’s stingy defense allowed only 110 total yards while the ruthless offense racked up nearly 400. The dominating victory once again highlighted Glacier’s all-around talent this season. From the opening days of summer practices, the Wolfpack have been widely considered a bona fide state championship contender. Almost every starter on offense and the bulk of defense returned from last year’s 9-3 playoff team, including all-state quarterback Taylor Hulslander and all-state wide receiver Kyle Griffith. But the excitement dimmed considerably after Glacier lost back-to-back games in the second and third weeks of the season — 24-21 to CMR and 23-17 to Helena.In hindsight, head coach Grady Bennett believes those two early losses could have been the best thing to happen to the Wolfpack.“You hate losing them and you feel awful because those were two games we probably shouldn’t have lost,” Bennett said. “But the goal was never to go undefeated. I look back at those two losses and I know that’s the reason we’re playing the way we are now.”After falling to the bottom of the standings with a 1-2 record, Bennett held a team meeting to remind players of their goals and motivations. Everyone, including the coaches, emerged with a renewed focus and energy, Bennett said.“We went back to focusing on the things that really matter,” he said. The Wolfpack went on to deliver Bozeman, ranked No. 1 at the time, its first loss of the season, 7-3. “Bozeman was confirmation,” Bennett said. “It confirmed that we are legitimate contenders in this league and we’re as good as anybody.”In the last seven games, Glacier has outscored opponents 266-44. In the second half of games this season, the Wolfpack have outscored opponents 172-26.“The third and fourth quarters have been so strong,” Bennett said. “That’s all because of hard work. We get stronger as the game goes along. That’s another great quality of this team.”The defense is the top-ranked in the state, allowing only 14 touchdowns and three field goals. Senior Devin Jeffries has 11.5 sacks, 71.5 tackles and an interception. Senior Reid Siderius leads the state in interceptions with seven. Senior Rial Gunlikson has 93.5 tackles and an interception. Junior Evan Epperly has five interceptions. The defense overall has 22 interceptions and 31 sacks. Email “For sure this is the best defense Glacier has ever had,” Bennett said. “It may be best defense I’ve ever had as a head coach (in 22 years).”The offense is the second best in the state behind only Butte. Glacier is averaging about 37 points per game. Butte, the No. 2 seed, is averaging 42 while its defense is allowing 28. Griffith, a senior, has put together a remarkable season on offense. He has 69 catches for 946 yards and 11 TDs. He has also rushed for 105 yards and another three scores. As the team’s kicker, Griffith has hit five of nine field goals. Hulslander, a senior, has thrown for 2,126 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He’s ranked second in the state for total offense with 245 yards per game behind Butte’s Dallas Cook, who averages 351. Besides Griffith, Hulslander’s favorite target has been senior receiver Nic Cramer, who has 44 catches for 439 yards. Glacier has several candidates who can lead the rushing attack every game. Junior Noah James is the leading rusher with 92 carries and 386 yards and seven touchdowns. Senior Aaron Mitchell has 344 yards and six TDs. Logan Jones has 160 yards and a score and Kellyn Faraone has 138 yards and a score.Bennett credits the growth of the offensive line for allowing Glacier’s offense to power past opponents.Glacier is the first team from Kalispell to earn the top playoff seed since the Flathead Braves in the 1980s. The Braves lost to CMR in the 1980 state championship. In 1985, Flathead finished 8-2 after falling to Great Falls in the semifinals. The last team from Kalispell to surge through the playoffs and win a state championship was in 1959. Flathead won its second straight title, beating Butte 39-0. In 1970, Class AA did not have a postseason and Flathead was crowned champion after finishing with the best regular season record, 9-0-1.Flathead won its first Class AA state title in 1950, beating Butte 55-21. The two teams met again the following year and the game ended with a 7-7 tie and they were named co-state champions. Most recently, Flathead, which Bennett coached for, lost to Helena Capital 35-0 in the 2000 title game. “I truly believe this team has improved every single week during this winning streak,” Bennett said of the Wolfpack. “Hopefully that sets us up for a good playoff run.” Amidst the melee of offense and defense, Glacier High School’s Todd Ogden gets a foot over the goal line to score early in the fourth quarter of the Wolfpack’s 33-7 win over Helena Capital on Oct. 18 in Kalispell. Lido Vizzutti | Flathead Beaconlast_img read more

News / HMM ‘risks a new rates war’ as it increases Asia-Middle East capacity

first_img Hyundai Merchant Marine’s (HMM) move to expand its Asia-Middle East presence by upgrading its KMS [Korea-Middle East] service, and introduce a second loop, could trigger a rate collapse on the trade, according to Alphaliner.On Monday, HMM said that, from tomorrow, the new Korea-Middle East Express (KME) service would deploy three 8,600 teu ships and three 6,800 teu vessels.It added that it would also launch a second dedicated China-Middle East service, dubbed CME, deploying six 4,600 teu vessels.HMM said it had been encouraged by “major agencies in the Middle East”  following the lifting of Iran sanctions in January. According to Alphaliner, the ship upsizing on the KME service and the new CME loop will almost double HMM’s weekly capacity from 6,400 teu to 12,300 teu. By Mike Wackett 06/07/2016 HMM claims this means it will have the largest marketshare on the trade, increasing from 8% to 13%, although Alphaliner contends it would have 10% of the trade currently headed by the combined CMA CGM/APL offering, with a 12% share.Nonetheless, it is a bullish statement from the South Korean carrier as it seeks to rebuild shipper confidence after meeting the restructuring conditions of its creditor banks, and coincides with a global charm offensive that senior HMM executives are conducting with shippers in various countries during July.However, as has been repeatedly proved in recent years, when a carrier attempts to grab market share by introducing bigger ships and/or extra services, rivals fight to hold onto their customers and the likely net result is a rate war.The most recent container spot rates for the trade recorded by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) stood at $401 per teu, having declined nearly every month from around $1,000 per teu at the end of 2014.The capacity injection by HMM could put rates under further pressure, according to Alphaliner, “just as trade demand is expected to weaken in the post-Ramadan holiday period”.Elsewhere, HMM said, it would “gradually deploy” its seven idled 13,100 teu ships, dropped by the G6 alliance from the Asia-North Europe LP6 service, which was suspended, and the LP4 service where they were replaced by other carriers’ ships, onto the G6’s Asia-Mediterranean EUM service, which currently operates with vessels of between 8,700 teu and 10,700 teu.last_img read more

Scatec Solar to invest $300 million in Egypt for up to 200 MW of solar

first_imgScatec Solar to invest $300 million in Egypt for up to 200 MW of solarThe Norwegian solar power producer is currently developing a 50 MW PV project in the country, where the government is looking to install 2.3 GW of solar power in the next two years. March 16, 2015 Edgar Meza Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Scatec Soalr is planning to invest $300 million in Egypt to develop between 150 and 200 MW of new solar PV projects in Egypt in the next two to three years. Scatec CEO Raymond Carlsen has said that the company and its finance partners would develop, build, own and operate the solar plants. The Norwegian company is currently developing a 50 MW PV project in Egypt, where the government is looking to install 2.3 GW of solar power in the next two years. Scatec signed a memorandum of understanding with Mohamed Salah El-Sobki, chairman of Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) at the Egypt for the Future summit in Sharm El-Sheikh over the weekend, securing land to start the development of 50 MW PV power under the government’s new feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme. In a sign of the growing importance of solar PV development in Egypt, Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Egypt’s minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy, joined Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, for the signing of the MoU. Scatec’s ambitious plans in Egypt The agreement represents the start of Scatec’s ambitious plans in the country. The company has launched new subsidiary Scatec Egypt for Solar Energy SAE with the aim to develop, finance, build, own and operate its first 50 MW solar power plant, which the company was awarded as part of the first phase of the feed-in tariff program for solar and wind energy launched by the Egyptian government last year. “Scatec Solar is impressed by the determination of the government of Egypt to address the energy challenges by inviting experienced solar companies to rapidly build up large-scale solar PV capacity in the country,” said Carlsen.In view of Egypt’s growing power deficit, the government invited proposals from foreign wind and solar developers to construct 4 GW of utility-scale solar and wind power (2 GW each) as well as 300 MW of decentralized solar through 2017. The government is aiming for a rapid deployment, with the first phase of projects to start construction this year. $10 billion for 6 GW of solar by 2022 Egypt has set an overall installed capacity share target of 20% renewables by 2022, which would mean the installation of 12 GW of new renewable capacity in the next seven years, of which about half could be solar. According to Scatec, the foreign investments required to build 6 GW of solar could reach as high as $10 billion, but the company notes that such investments “will lead to savings many times this amount in reduced cost of imported fossil fuels.” Scatec has been present in Jordan since 2011 and in Egypt since 2013. In Jordan, Scatec Solar has raised $135 million to build three solar power plants with a combined capacity of 43 MW, all to be grid connected this year. In Egypt, Scatec is also shortlisted to participate in the country’s tender program for 200 MW in Kom Ombo in addition to its current project under the FiT program.”Solar has the potential to become a huge new source of power in Egypt,” Carlsen added. “Experience shows that such a program also can become a much-needed boost to employment, skills development as well as industrial and social development in Egypt.”Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Montauk Library’s $7.5M renovation proposal includes ‘fishermen’s center’

first_imgOfficials want to spend $7.5 million to renovate the Montauk Library for the first time since the building was constructed in 1991, according to The East Hampton Star. The project would add 5,000 square feet to the space, but library officials said its footprint would expand by only 1,600 square feet. The extra room would be gained by filling in double-height interior areas. The expansion plan also calls for a 1,150-square-foot addition with a basement on the east side of the building to house a new “local history and fishermen’s center,” along with a gallery space, the outlet reported. The proposed renovation would triple the amount of children’s space in the library and create an area for teenagers, while also adding a cafe to its mezzanine level, a quiet study area, more meeting rooms and storage space, as well as building out a terrace and expanding archival space. Library officials hope to pay for the project with a 20-year bond that will be put to a vote at the Montauk Public School on May 21. If passed, taxpayers could expect to pay about $6.67 more a month or about $80 a year in bond service. Further discussion of the proposal and public comment will take place on March 17, March 18, April 27, May 1, May 7 and May 15. [EHS] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Albany strikes deal on eviction and foreclosure bill

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Full Name* Email Address* Message* New York State lawmakers strike deal on eviction and foreclosure bill. (iStock)New York lawmakers have reached a deal to limit evictions and some mortgage foreclosures for a few more months.The Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act — which was negotiated over days of conferences — would immediately freeze all evictions and foreclosures for small property owners for two months. The legislation will come up for a vote on Monday, and if passed, will be sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk for approval.Cuomo had previously said he intended to extend existing legislation limiting evictions, portions of which were to expire at the end of the year. The new legislation is significantly broader than the Tenant Safe Harbor Act.After the initial two-month freeze on all evictions and small mortgage foreclosures, the new legislation will limit evictions arising from both holdover and non-payment. Tenants could receive protection from eviction by filing a hardship declaration with their landlord, rather than making an affidavit in court. Ongoing eviction proceedings would be stayed, and tenants could petition to remove default judgments.The limits would be in place until May 1, two months sooner than an initial proposed draft of the legislation called for, and much sooner than a proposal on the table earlier this year that would have banned evictions indefinitely.Tenants hailed the legislation as a victory — although it was not the measure initially pushed by tenant groups — but the reaction from the real estate industry has ranged from lukewarm to outrage.Sherwin Belkin, a partner at Belkin Burden Goldman, said that the legislation erodes due process rights for landlords by not requiring an affidavit from renters in order to receive protection. Tenants also do not have to provide any evidence to support the hardship claim.The existing legislation, the Tenant Safe Harbor Act, “while not perfect, tried to strike a balance” between the rights and needs of both property owners and tenants, Belkin said. “This bill does not even pretend to try to strike a balance.”Contact Georgia Kromreilast_img read more

NEW VARDAR’S TARGET: Maqueda or Stepancic?

first_imgAnonymous 20. March 2014. at 16:42 ShareTweetShareShareEmail “Warm up” and “Stoilov’s dance” to announce very interesting season Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Recommended for you VIDEO: Ristovski is hero of RK Vardar Ne damo im Stepančića!center_img 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsMacedonian ambitious team RK Vardar want to make step to the TOP of the European handball in years to come. After some of the players have signed new contracts, club’s boss Sergei Samsonenko thinks how to make even better squad for the upcoming season. Macedonian website Ekipa.mk writes about right backs who are targeted by rich Russian sponsor. They are Spanish NT member Jorge Maqueda and Croatian raising star Luka Stepancic.Maqueda is currently in HBC Nantes, while Stepancic, who was also target of Vive Targi Kielce in the past, plays at Croatian best team RK C.O Zagreb.  It seems that there is only one place in Skopje.RK Vardar have currently three players on that position – Spanish youngstar Alex Dujshebaev and two Serbs, Vladimir Petric (39) and Stefan Terzic (21). WORLD HANDBALL RIGHT BACK 2020? Related Items:Jorge Maqueda, RK Vardar 1 Comment last_img read more

Israel in 2025

first_img Moscow in 2025 By Boris Akunin Like three cherries in a slot machine, we need a Palestinian government strong and serious enough to sign a peace deal, an international community willing to engage with both sides on an equally tough footing, and a skillful and charismatic Israeli leader. We have already had two cherries in the slots, more than once, but so far we never had three. Why not in the coming decade? Israel’s public opinion is capable of rationality. Given the right amount of trust and hope, our stormy civil society will argue its way into a historical turning point.* * *The Israel of 2025 may not be a land of milk and honey. Perhaps, god forbid, bees will be extinct and honey gone. On the other hand, if it is allowed to flourish further, Tel Aviv might flex its high-tech muscles and help battle the man-made calamities inflicted on nature, agricultural and human prosperity.But war is the greatest and most ancient man-made calamity, and therefore politics is the key. It always was. If we pull off that trickiest of feats, a democratic resolution of the longest war in living memory, beset by the bitterest civil controversy in living memory, then Israelis and Palestinians may still be able to shed some light unto the nations before the decade is over.Fania Oz-Salzberger, an Israeli writer and history professor at the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Law, recently co-authored “Jews and Words” (Yale University Press, 2014) with her father, novelist Amos Oz. Or, by another scenario, young Israelis and Saudis and Iranians will co-inhabit an internet universe where online game pals matter far more than their Jewish mama or Muslim papa banging on the door. Israel’s high-tech breakthroughs could make Israeli newborns, or some Israeli newborns, immensely healthier or prettier or smarter than their peers across the region. All or any of these factors, and others yet unfathomed, would recalibrate our historical route and make a mockery of yesteryear’s stale predictions.So yes: I can offer you a couple of future Israels, potentially stemming within ten years from today’s complex topography. But these predictions are really about 2015, and the way we stand now.* * *In the first of these futures I shall no longer be living in Israel, because Israel shall no longer exist. Israel will have been wiped out by two or three Iranian mid-range missiles capped with nuclear heads. This scenario may become less likely following this week’s nuclear deal with Iran, but I will disbelieve anyone who tells me its likelihood is null. Actually, one missile might be enough, if it destroys Tel Aviv prior to the forthcoming relocation of Israel Defense Forces headquarters to the Negev desert. The rest of the tiny country will collapse like a beheaded body, with or without Hamas, Hezbollah or ISIS stepping in.Bereft of its last liberal friends in the world, propped up only by the vestiges of Washington uber-Republicans or seeking dubious new supporters in the east, this Israel will become a tragedy as well as a travesty.Just because I deeply dislike my prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who stakes his political career solely on the Iranian threat and deploys it to justify his deep-set animosity to peacemaking and territorial compromise, does not mean that his focal nightmare is not one of our possible futures. Future shock Also On POLITICO The second sort of future Israel is a country I shall probably not inhabit either. Democratically conquered by an irreversible majority for nationalists and populists, leaning on the demographic growth of zealotry, pitching Jewish violence against Palestinian violence in a permanent danse macabre, Jerusalem will eventually defeat Tel Aviv. The liberals will pack their belongings; the high-tech nation will shut its laptops and relocate to Silicon Valley or perhaps Bangalore. The artists and intellectuals will be silenced, or desperately seek posts abroad. Some will end up playing their violins, real or symbolic, in the streets of the world’s cities, like the Jewish émigrés of old. But numerous moderate Israelis will simply have nowhere to go. The world is not waiting for Tel Aviv’s harrowed refugees with a gleaming stack of resident visas.Led by Likud or by the extreme-right, this Israel will keep sending its youngsters, fresh from their Auschwitz-tour, clad in national flags and murmuring the mystical slogans of Jewish eternity, into the sinister and civilian-filled battlefields of Gaza, southern Lebanon, perhaps ISIS-controlled Syria and Jordan. Bereft of its last liberal friends in the world, propped up only by the vestiges of Washington uber-Republicans or seeking dubious new supporters in the east, this Israel will become a tragedy as well as a travesty. Its impressive financial stability will finally give way, not only due to the escalating toll of war and dearth of global friends, but also because most of the million-or-so Israelis responsible for our economic miracle are neither nationalists nor mystics. Pragmatic and heartbroken, they will leave if they can. Jerusalem will not only kill off Tel Aviv, but Israel’s “Silicon Wadi” as well.Why do I tend to believe that the second scenario will not happen? Perhaps because of inborn optimism, inherited from my early-Zionist ancestors who gambled against history and won. But it is more likely due to my faith in Jewish habits of controversy and in human dynamics of self-amendment.Israeli society itself, though, is my main pointer for a cautiously optimistic outlook.In my third scenario, Israel’s current tide of righteous belligerency will wane within one or two Knesset terms. Likud and its partners will lose their grip, which currently holds less than half of Israeli voters. Alienating the international community and barring moderate Palestinians (as well as marginalizing moderate Israelis) cannot work in the long run, nor even in the medium run. If the Middle East continues to totter in the clutches of Islamic fanatics, Israel will need to recruit Arab partners to battle extremism, rather than use radical Islam as an alibi for blocking Palestine’s future. Nor can Netanyahu’s open Obama-bashing prevail into the next U.S. administration, which now seems unlikely to consist of right-wingers eager to bear-hug Israel against its own best interests.Israeli society itself, though, is my main pointer for a cautiously optimistic outlook. We are too contentious, too prone to hurl truth in the face of power, too verbally aggressive to take extremism lying down. The peace-seeking, justice-pursuing part of Israel’s public sphere is vast, and far from placid. Our economic energies run parallel to our political restlessness; given an opportune moment, creative solutions must emerge. London 2025 By Peter Pomerantsev HAIFA — Political imagining of the future is often a thinly disguised exercise in reflection upon the present. What else can it be? But before I share my ideas of the sort of Israel, or rather the sorts of Israel, that might emerge from today’s intricate matrix, let me dwell on the future’s most obvious quality: unimaginability. As a writer and a historian, I know that storylines do not develop the way we expect, neither in life nor in fiction. There are too many unforeseen factors, overlooked seeds, unintended consequences. There is too much serendipity.A decade from now we may be living in a bee-less, honey-less, nutrient-impoverished world. Or in a world helplessly watching its adolescents become monkish addicts to online gaming. Or in a world where the rich will buy technology enabling them and their genetically upgraded children to outlive the poor of their own country by four whole decades. Wars could be fought about on-screen icons or stolen intellectual property.The Middle East would share such global diseases alongside, or instead of, its current regional plights. Its countries may face a food deficiency far graver than the already hard-hitting water shortage, making today’s acute poverty in Egypt even more disastrous. Rising sea levels may equally threaten Alexandria, Tel Aviv and Beirut. Perhaps, as unintended consequences go, environmental disaster rather than military intervention would forcibly curb the energy-flow of militant Islam. Future Shock last_img read more