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      string(670) "from Silvia Turin Endemic disease in West Africa. Infections are monitored to understand the transmission chains. It does not cause serious consequences. It manifests with flu symptoms and a major rash that looks like measles or herpes The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring some small human outbreaks of the so-called monkeypox reported in the ... Read more"
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from Silvia Turin

Endemic disease in West Africa. Infections are monitored to understand the transmission chains. It does not cause serious consequences. It manifests with flu symptoms and a major rash that looks like measles or herpes

The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring some small human outbreaks of the so-called monkeypox reported in the UK, Spain and Portugal.

What is

It is a virus belonging to the orthopoxvirus family usually associated with travel to West Africa. It usually causes one mild illness which heals spontaneously within a few weeks. There are no specific treatments or vaccines. Incubation usually lasts from 6 to 13 days (but can last up to 21). Distinctive signs are a visible rash (similar to syphilis, herpes, measles), fever, headache, body aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills and fatigue. It is transmitted for close contact with body fluids and fluids (and droplets of saliva) from animals or people, but not easily transmitted. Human smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980, thanks to vaccination, which in the past also helped, as a drug, stop the transmission of monkeypox, for example during the 2003 US epidemic.

The total number of cases reported

In the UK I am 4 additional cases have just been reported, compared to the first 3 reported on 7 May. The four most recent would have all been infected in London, there are no known links of infected people with countries where the virus is endemic. In all, in the UK there are active 7 cases.
The Portugal confirmation 5 cases, plus 20 suspects: all in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley.
There Spain noted 8 suspected cases in Madridaccording to the documents seen by main Iberian newspaper, El Pais. It was not possible to identify an epidemiological link between most of the affected people, the newspaper specifies, a sign that demonstrates that there are several unidentified transmission chains of the virus.
All cases identified in the three countries they are among men: The UK Health Security Agency asked gay and bisexual men to report possible symptoms because the four most recent cases were identified within those groups.

In the past cases only from import

There are two subtypes of monkeypox virus, the West African clade (the one found in the English cases) and the Congo Basin (Central Africa) clade. Monkeypox to date one very rare disease in Europe. Since the virus was first identified in a human in 1970, all cases diagnosed on the continent have occurred in people who had traveled to endemic areas and in their close contacts. Now while the first reports from the UK started from a trip to Nigeria, the following ones had no ties to these people or to African countries. Hence, the alert that is trying to verify contacts and the possibility of local broadcast.

May 18, 2022 (change May 18, 2022 | 18:35)

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from Silvia Turin

Endemic disease in West Africa. Infections are monitored to understand the transmission chains. It does not cause serious consequences. It manifests with flu symptoms and a major rash that looks like measles or herpes

The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring some small human outbreaks of the so-called monkeypox reported in the UK, Spain and Portugal.

What is

It is a virus belonging to the orthopoxvirus family usually associated with travel to West Africa. It usually causes one mild illness which heals spontaneously within a few weeks. There are no specific treatments or vaccines. Incubation usually lasts from 6 to 13 days (but can last up to 21). Distinctive signs are a visible rash (similar to syphilis, herpes, measles), fever, headache, body aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills and fatigue. It is transmitted for close contact with body fluids and fluids (and droplets of saliva) from animals or people, but not easily transmitted. Human smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980, thanks to vaccination, which in the past also helped, as a drug, stop the transmission of monkeypox, for example during the 2003 US epidemic.

The total number of cases reported

In the UK I am 4 additional cases have just been reported, compared to the first 3 reported on 7 May. The four most recent would have all been infected in London, there are no known links of infected people with countries where the virus is endemic. In all, in the UK there are active 7 cases.
The Portugal confirmation 5 cases, plus 20 suspects: all in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley.
There Spain noted 8 suspected cases in Madridaccording to the documents seen by main Iberian newspaper, El Pais. It was not possible to identify an epidemiological link between most of the affected people, the newspaper specifies, a sign that demonstrates that there are several unidentified transmission chains of the virus.
All cases identified in the three countries they are among men: The UK Health Security Agency asked gay and bisexual men to report possible symptoms because the four most recent cases were identified within those groups.

In the past cases only from import

There are two subtypes of monkeypox virus, the West African clade (the one found in the English cases) and the Congo Basin (Central Africa) clade. Monkeypox to date one very rare disease in Europe. Since the virus was first identified in a human in 1970, all cases diagnosed on the continent have occurred in people who had traveled to endemic areas and in their close contacts. Now while the first reports from the UK started from a trip to Nigeria, the following ones had no ties to these people or to African countries. Hence, the alert that is trying to verify contacts and the possibility of local broadcast.

May 18, 2022 (change May 18, 2022 | 18:35)

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1652933381) } [1]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(49) "Statins may provide protection against depression" ["link"]=> string(81) "http://newsweather.org/science/statins-may-provide-protection-against-depression/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Laura Surber" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 19 May 2022 04:08:05 +0000" ["category"]=> string(41) "sciencedepressionprotectionprovideStatins" ["guid"]=> string(31) "https://newsweather.org/?p=2538" ["description"]=> string(687) "Journal Reference: Amy L. Gillespie, Chloe Wigg, Indra van Assche, Susannah E. Murphy, Catherine J. Harmer. Associations between statin use and negative affective bias during COVID-19: an observational, longitudinal UK study investigating depression vulnerability. Biological Psychiatry, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2022.03.009 Researchers led by Amy Gillespie, PhD, at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, conducted the online ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3874) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Amy L. Gillespie, Chloe Wigg, Indra van Assche, Susannah E. Murphy, Catherine J. Harmer. Associations between statin use and negative affective bias during COVID-19: an observational, longitudinal UK study investigating depression vulnerability. Biological Psychiatry, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2022.03.009

Researchers led by Amy Gillespie, PhD, at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, conducted the online observational study from April 2020 through February 2021, at the height of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, when global stress levels were elevated and the incidence of psychiatric disorders spiked.

Over 2000 participants in the UK recorded information about their current psychiatric symptoms, medications, and other lifestyle factors. They also performed cognitive tasks meant to measure memory, reward, and emotion processing, which are linked to depression vulnerability. One task required participants to identify the emotional expressions of faces, which displayed varying degrees of fear, happiness, sadness, disgust, anger, or fear.

The vast majority of subjects (84%) were not taking either medication, but a small group were taking only statins (4%), only a different class of anti-hypertension medication (6%), or both (5%).

Participants taking statins were less likely to recognize fearful or angry faces and more likely to report them as positive, indicating they had reduced negative emotional bias.

Dr. Gillespie said, “We found that taking a statin medication was associated with significantly lower levels of negative emotional bias when interpreting facial expressions; this was not seen with other medications, such as blood pressure medications.”

“We know that reducing negative emotional bias can be important for the treatment of depression,” said Dr. Gillespie. “Our findings are important as they provide evidence that statins may provide protection against depression. Of particular note, we saw these results during the high-stress context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings also provide the first potential psychological explanation of statins’ mental health benefits,” in that they seem to affect emotion processing. It remains unclear exactly how statins could protect against mental illness, but one possibility is that they may work through anti-inflammatory mechanisms, which have also been implicated in depression.

John Krystal, MD, Editor of Biological Psychiatry, said of the work, “Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications based on their ability to prevent heart attacks and strokes. These new data raise the possibility that some of their positive effects on health could be mediated by the effects of these drugs on the brain that promote emotional resilience.”

“Researchers should prioritize investigating the possible use of statins as a preventative intervention for depression. Before use in clinical practice, it is important that future research confirms the potential psychological benefits of statins through controlled, randomized clinical trials,” Dr. Gillespie concluded.

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Statins may provide protection against depression

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Journal Reference:

  1. Amy L. Gillespie, Chloe Wigg, Indra van Assche, Susannah E. Murphy, Catherine J. Harmer. Associations between statin use and negative affective bias during COVID-19: an observational, longitudinal UK study investigating depression vulnerability. Biological Psychiatry, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2022.03.009

Researchers led by Amy Gillespie, PhD, at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, conducted the online observational study from April 2020 through February 2021, at the height of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, when global stress levels were elevated and the incidence of psychiatric disorders spiked.

Over 2000 participants in the UK recorded information about their current psychiatric symptoms, medications, and other lifestyle factors. They also performed cognitive tasks meant to measure memory, reward, and emotion processing, which are linked to depression vulnerability. One task required participants to identify the emotional expressions of faces, which displayed varying degrees of fear, happiness, sadness, disgust, anger, or fear.

The vast majority of subjects (84%) were not taking either medication, but a small group were taking only statins (4%), only a different class of anti-hypertension medication (6%), or both (5%).

Participants taking statins were less likely to recognize fearful or angry faces and more likely to report them as positive, indicating they had reduced negative emotional bias.

Dr. Gillespie said, “We found that taking a statin medication was associated with significantly lower levels of negative emotional bias when interpreting facial expressions; this was not seen with other medications, such as blood pressure medications.”

“We know that reducing negative emotional bias can be important for the treatment of depression,” said Dr. Gillespie. “Our findings are important as they provide evidence that statins may provide protection against depression. Of particular note, we saw these results during the high-stress context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings also provide the first potential psychological explanation of statins’ mental health benefits,” in that they seem to affect emotion processing. It remains unclear exactly how statins could protect against mental illness, but one possibility is that they may work through anti-inflammatory mechanisms, which have also been implicated in depression.

John Krystal, MD, Editor of Biological Psychiatry, said of the work, “Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications based on their ability to prevent heart attacks and strokes. These new data raise the possibility that some of their positive effects on health could be mediated by the effects of these drugs on the brain that promote emotional resilience.”

“Researchers should prioritize investigating the possible use of statins as a preventative intervention for depression. Before use in clinical practice, it is important that future research confirms the potential psychological benefits of statins through controlled, randomized clinical trials,” Dr. Gillespie concluded.

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Statins may provide protection against depression

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1652933285) } [2]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(96) "Industry 4.0, the clarifications of the Revenue arrive on the tax credits for capital goods 2022" ["link"]=> string(128) "http://newsweather.org/business/industry-4-0-the-clarifications-of-the-revenue-arrive-on-the-tax-credits-for-capital-goods-2022/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(14) "Angela Beverly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 19 May 2022 04:02:00 +0000" ["category"]=> string(65) "BusinessarrivecapitalclarificationscreditsgoodsIndustryRevenuetax" ["guid"]=> string(31) "https://newsweather.org/?p=2536" ["description"]=> string(696) "Industry 4.0, tax credits for capital goods 2022 at the center of circular no. 14 / E published by the Revenue Agency on 17 May 2022. Among the clarifications, the one on the spending limit of 20 million euros: it applies on an annual basis, from 2023 to 2025, according to the changes provided for ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(9667) "

Industry 4.0, tax credits for capital goods 2022 at the center of circular no. 14 / E published by the Revenue Agency on 17 May 2022. Among the clarifications, the one on the spending limit of 20 million euros: it applies on an annual basis, from 2023 to 2025, according to the changes provided for by the Budget Law .

Industry 4.0come fromRevenue Agency clarifications on tax credits for the capital goodsagain retouched by Budget Law 2022.

There circular no. 14 / E of May 17, 2022 provides an analysis of Announcements in the field of tax credits, with a particular focus on tangible and intangible capital goods.

At the center of the clarifications also the research and development bonusthe tax credit on the ecological transitiontechnological innovation and other innovative activities.

In the context ofIndustry 4.0the circular specifies an important aspect: with regard to spending limitsthe ceiling of 20 million euros it is not to be considered overall but on an annual basisand businesses will therefore have a total of € 60 million available over the years 2023, 2024 and 2025.

Industry 4.0, the clarifications of the Revenue arrive on the tax credits for capital goods 2022

The general rules behind the ex do not change super and hyper amortizationconcessions for i new capital goods recognized to companies through a tax credit of variable amount, based on the investment made.

However, the 2022 Budget Law reformulated and extended i bonuses for capital goods falling within the scope ofIndustry 4.0both tangible and intangible.

In particular, the tax credit for tangible assets 4.0 referred to in Annex A annexed to Law no. 232 of 2016 will also apply to the investments made from 1 January 2023 and until 31 December 2025or by 30 June 2026 if by the end of 2015 the order has been accepted by the seller and the payment of advances equal to at least 20 percent of the acquisition cost has been made.

The amount of credit due is equal to:

For the period from 1st January to 31st December 2022 Instead, the percentages provided for by the previous regime will apply, which provides for the recognition of a tax credit equal to:

There circular of the Revenue Agency n. 14/2022 therefore specifies an important aspect relating to the maximum ceiling of the overall eligible costs, indicated by paragraph 1057-bis, article 1 of the 2022 Budget Law.

The limit of 20 million euros set by the law is not to be understood as relating to the entire time period, i.e. for investments made from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2025.

On the contrary, the ceiling provided for tangible capital goods is to be considered on an annual basis, like the provisions for intangible assets referred to in Annex B of Law no. 232/2016.

pdf
Revenue Agency – circular no. 14 / E of May 17, 2022
Comment on tax changes – Law 30 December 2021, n. 234 – “State budget for the financial year 2022 and multi-year budget for the three-year period 2022-2024” (budget law 2022) – Tax credits

Industry 4.0, tax credit for intangible assets until 31 December 2025

Specific clarifications also regarding the tax credit due for investments in intangible capital goods falling within the scope ofIndustry 4.0, identified in attachment B annexed to Law no. 232/2016.

The 2022 Budget Law also provided for an extension of the concession in this case, providing that:

“To companies that make investments in assets included in attachment B annexed to the law of 11 December 2016, no. 232, starting from November 16, 2020 and up to December 31, 2023, or by June 30, 2024, provided that by December 31, 2023 the relative order is accepted by the seller and the payment of advances in at least equal measure has been made at 20 percent of the acquisition cost, the tax credit is recognized to the extent of 20 percent of the cost, within the maximum annual limit of eligible costs equal to 1 million euros “

They come then confirmed the percentages of the tax credit due and the limit of eligible costs.

On this aspect, the innovations introduced by the Aid Decree no. 50/2022, published in the Official Gazette on 17 May and not taken into consideration by the circular of the Revenue Agency.

In particular, Article 21 provides for intangible assets 4.0 and in relation to investments made from 1 January 2022 and up to 31 December 2022, or by 30 June 2023, theincrease from 20 to 50 percent the extent of the tax credit.

The Budget Law 2022 then has 20 percent tax credit extended for investments made from November 16, 2020 until December 31, 2023 (instead of December 31, 2022) or by June 30, 2024 (instead of June 30, 2023), provided that by December 31, 2023 the relevant order it is accepted by the seller and the payment of advances has been made in an amount equal to at least 20 per cent of the acquisition cost.

Like material assets, the maximum limit of the investment eligible for the tax credit is to be considered annual, and in this case it is the Budget Law 2022 itself that specifies it.

With regard to the percentage of the tax credit due from 2024 to 2025, it is also established that:

The costs for services incurred in relation to the use of intangible assets 4.0 through cloud computing solutions are also eligible for the portion attributable to the competence.

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Industry 4.0, the clarifications of the Revenue arrive on the tax credits for capital goods 2022


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" } ["summary"]=> string(696) "Industry 4.0, tax credits for capital goods 2022 at the center of circular no. 14 / E published by the Revenue Agency on 17 May 2022. Among the clarifications, the one on the spending limit of 20 million euros: it applies on an annual basis, from 2023 to 2025, according to the changes provided for ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(9667) "

Industry 4.0, tax credits for capital goods 2022 at the center of circular no. 14 / E published by the Revenue Agency on 17 May 2022. Among the clarifications, the one on the spending limit of 20 million euros: it applies on an annual basis, from 2023 to 2025, according to the changes provided for by the Budget Law .

Industry 4.0come fromRevenue Agency clarifications on tax credits for the capital goodsagain retouched by Budget Law 2022.

There circular no. 14 / E of May 17, 2022 provides an analysis of Announcements in the field of tax credits, with a particular focus on tangible and intangible capital goods.

At the center of the clarifications also the research and development bonusthe tax credit on the ecological transitiontechnological innovation and other innovative activities.

In the context ofIndustry 4.0the circular specifies an important aspect: with regard to spending limitsthe ceiling of 20 million euros it is not to be considered overall but on an annual basisand businesses will therefore have a total of € 60 million available over the years 2023, 2024 and 2025.

Industry 4.0, the clarifications of the Revenue arrive on the tax credits for capital goods 2022

The general rules behind the ex do not change super and hyper amortizationconcessions for i new capital goods recognized to companies through a tax credit of variable amount, based on the investment made.

However, the 2022 Budget Law reformulated and extended i bonuses for capital goods falling within the scope ofIndustry 4.0both tangible and intangible.

In particular, the tax credit for tangible assets 4.0 referred to in Annex A annexed to Law no. 232 of 2016 will also apply to the investments made from 1 January 2023 and until 31 December 2025or by 30 June 2026 if by the end of 2015 the order has been accepted by the seller and the payment of advances equal to at least 20 percent of the acquisition cost has been made.

The amount of credit due is equal to:

For the period from 1st January to 31st December 2022 Instead, the percentages provided for by the previous regime will apply, which provides for the recognition of a tax credit equal to:

There circular of the Revenue Agency n. 14/2022 therefore specifies an important aspect relating to the maximum ceiling of the overall eligible costs, indicated by paragraph 1057-bis, article 1 of the 2022 Budget Law.

The limit of 20 million euros set by the law is not to be understood as relating to the entire time period, i.e. for investments made from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2025.

On the contrary, the ceiling provided for tangible capital goods is to be considered on an annual basis, like the provisions for intangible assets referred to in Annex B of Law no. 232/2016.

pdf
Revenue Agency – circular no. 14 / E of May 17, 2022
Comment on tax changes – Law 30 December 2021, n. 234 – “State budget for the financial year 2022 and multi-year budget for the three-year period 2022-2024” (budget law 2022) – Tax credits

Industry 4.0, tax credit for intangible assets until 31 December 2025

Specific clarifications also regarding the tax credit due for investments in intangible capital goods falling within the scope ofIndustry 4.0, identified in attachment B annexed to Law no. 232/2016.

The 2022 Budget Law also provided for an extension of the concession in this case, providing that:

“To companies that make investments in assets included in attachment B annexed to the law of 11 December 2016, no. 232, starting from November 16, 2020 and up to December 31, 2023, or by June 30, 2024, provided that by December 31, 2023 the relative order is accepted by the seller and the payment of advances in at least equal measure has been made at 20 percent of the acquisition cost, the tax credit is recognized to the extent of 20 percent of the cost, within the maximum annual limit of eligible costs equal to 1 million euros “

They come then confirmed the percentages of the tax credit due and the limit of eligible costs.

On this aspect, the innovations introduced by the Aid Decree no. 50/2022, published in the Official Gazette on 17 May and not taken into consideration by the circular of the Revenue Agency.

In particular, Article 21 provides for intangible assets 4.0 and in relation to investments made from 1 January 2022 and up to 31 December 2022, or by 30 June 2023, theincrease from 20 to 50 percent the extent of the tax credit.

The Budget Law 2022 then has 20 percent tax credit extended for investments made from November 16, 2020 until December 31, 2023 (instead of December 31, 2022) or by June 30, 2024 (instead of June 30, 2023), provided that by December 31, 2023 the relevant order it is accepted by the seller and the payment of advances has been made in an amount equal to at least 20 per cent of the acquisition cost.

Like material assets, the maximum limit of the investment eligible for the tax credit is to be considered annual, and in this case it is the Budget Law 2022 itself that specifies it.

With regard to the percentage of the tax credit due from 2024 to 2025, it is also established that:

The costs for services incurred in relation to the use of intangible assets 4.0 through cloud computing solutions are also eligible for the portion attributable to the competence.

We wish to thank the writer of this post for this awesome web content

Industry 4.0, the clarifications of the Revenue arrive on the tax credits for capital goods 2022


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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1652932920) } [3]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(43) "War in Ukraine, Russia in trouble: the news" ["link"]=> string(71) "http://newsweather.org/world/war-in-ukraine-russia-in-trouble-the-news/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(16) "Alex Viajaenmoto" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 19 May 2022 03:56:26 +0000" ["category"]=> string(32) "WorldnewsRussiatroubleUkrainewar" ["guid"]=> string(31) "https://newsweather.org/?p=2534" ["description"]=> string(568) "The United States has reopened the embassy in Kiev, which it closed prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24. And Moscow, which has decided to expel 24 Italian diplomats, has admitted to having difficulties in the war against Ukraine. Read also US embassy in Kiev reopened The United States has reopened the embassy ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5427) "

The United States has reopened the embassy in Kiev, which it closed prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24. And Moscow, which has decided to expel 24 Italian diplomats, has admitted to having difficulties in the war against Ukraine.

Read also

US embassy in Kiev reopened

The United States has reopened the embassy in Kiev, which it closed prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. This was announced by the US State Department. “The Stars and Stripes flag is flying again over the embassy in Kiev. I can announce that we have officially resumed embassy operations in the Ukrainian capital. We are proud of the Ukrainian government and people as they courageously defend their country from Putin’s brutal invasion. Glory to Ukraine “. Thus in a tweet the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Russia expels 24 Italian diplomats

The 24 Italian diplomats expelled from Moscow today will have to leave Russia “within 8 days” in retaliation for the expulsion of 30 Russian diplomats from Italy. This was reported by a note from the Russian Foreign Ministry, specifying that the provision was communicated to our ambassador, Giorgio Starace. The Italian ambassador in Moscow was in fact summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry in the morning and the diplomat was informed of the measures adopted by Russia in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Italy.

On 6 April, Italy announced its decision to expel 30 Russian diplomats. A measure – the Farnesina had specified at the time – taken in conjunction with other European and Atlantic partners, adopted for reasons related to national security, in the context of the current crisis situation resulting from the unjustified aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

The French and Spanish ambassadors in Moscow were also summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry this morning, as well as the Italian one. According to the Tass agency, Pierre Levy was informed of the expulsion from the country of 34 French diplomats. This was reported by the Moscow Foreign Ministry. The expelled French diplomats, a statement read, will have to leave the country “within two weeks”. Paris has “strongly condemned” the decision of the Russian government, reports the website of the broadcaster Bfmtv. “This decision”, which “has no legitimate basis”, is “presented by the Russian side as a response to the decisions” made by France last April, when “several dozen Russian agents” suspected of being spies were expelled, he indicated. the Quai d’Orsay in a note. “The work of the diplomats and staff of our embassy in Russia falls fully within the framework of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Relations,” he adds.

Russia also expelled 27 Spanish diplomats in retaliation for the similar measure taken by the Madrid government against Russian diplomats. This was reported by the Moscow Foreign Ministry, which in a statement declared 27 employees of the Spanish embassy in Moscow and the consulate general in St. Petersburg as ‘personae non gratae’. Diplomats will have to leave Russia within 7 days from the date of delivery of the note to the ambassador, M. Gomez Martinez.

Russia admits difficulties: “But we will go on”

Russia admits “difficulties” in Ukraine. The word has effectively entered public discourse. “Despite the difficulties, the special military operation will go on until the end”, said the deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, Rashid Nurgaliyev, reiterating the objectives set by Moscow, the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine and the protection of the two self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.

“The situation will get worse for us,” defense commentator Mikhail Khodaryonok said in a speech on Olga Skabeyeva’s talk show of Rossiya 1 television after acknowledging that, “considering things as a whole, we must take into account, in our strategic calculations, that the Ukrainian armed forces can arm a million people, that, thanks to European aid, one million armed Ukrainians is a reality of the very near future “.

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War in Ukraine, Russia in trouble: the news


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" } ["summary"]=> string(568) "The United States has reopened the embassy in Kiev, which it closed prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24. And Moscow, which has decided to expel 24 Italian diplomats, has admitted to having difficulties in the war against Ukraine. Read also US embassy in Kiev reopened The United States has reopened the embassy ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(5427) "

The United States has reopened the embassy in Kiev, which it closed prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24. And Moscow, which has decided to expel 24 Italian diplomats, has admitted to having difficulties in the war against Ukraine.

Read also

US embassy in Kiev reopened

The United States has reopened the embassy in Kiev, which it closed prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. This was announced by the US State Department. “The Stars and Stripes flag is flying again over the embassy in Kiev. I can announce that we have officially resumed embassy operations in the Ukrainian capital. We are proud of the Ukrainian government and people as they courageously defend their country from Putin’s brutal invasion. Glory to Ukraine “. Thus in a tweet the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Russia expels 24 Italian diplomats

The 24 Italian diplomats expelled from Moscow today will have to leave Russia “within 8 days” in retaliation for the expulsion of 30 Russian diplomats from Italy. This was reported by a note from the Russian Foreign Ministry, specifying that the provision was communicated to our ambassador, Giorgio Starace. The Italian ambassador in Moscow was in fact summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry in the morning and the diplomat was informed of the measures adopted by Russia in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Italy.

On 6 April, Italy announced its decision to expel 30 Russian diplomats. A measure – the Farnesina had specified at the time – taken in conjunction with other European and Atlantic partners, adopted for reasons related to national security, in the context of the current crisis situation resulting from the unjustified aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

The French and Spanish ambassadors in Moscow were also summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry this morning, as well as the Italian one. According to the Tass agency, Pierre Levy was informed of the expulsion from the country of 34 French diplomats. This was reported by the Moscow Foreign Ministry. The expelled French diplomats, a statement read, will have to leave the country “within two weeks”. Paris has “strongly condemned” the decision of the Russian government, reports the website of the broadcaster Bfmtv. “This decision”, which “has no legitimate basis”, is “presented by the Russian side as a response to the decisions” made by France last April, when “several dozen Russian agents” suspected of being spies were expelled, he indicated. the Quai d’Orsay in a note. “The work of the diplomats and staff of our embassy in Russia falls fully within the framework of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Relations,” he adds.

Russia also expelled 27 Spanish diplomats in retaliation for the similar measure taken by the Madrid government against Russian diplomats. This was reported by the Moscow Foreign Ministry, which in a statement declared 27 employees of the Spanish embassy in Moscow and the consulate general in St. Petersburg as ‘personae non gratae’. Diplomats will have to leave Russia within 7 days from the date of delivery of the note to the ambassador, M. Gomez Martinez.

Russia admits difficulties: “But we will go on”

Russia admits “difficulties” in Ukraine. The word has effectively entered public discourse. “Despite the difficulties, the special military operation will go on until the end”, said the deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, Rashid Nurgaliyev, reiterating the objectives set by Moscow, the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine and the protection of the two self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.

“The situation will get worse for us,” defense commentator Mikhail Khodaryonok said in a speech on Olga Skabeyeva’s talk show of Rossiya 1 television after acknowledging that, “considering things as a whole, we must take into account, in our strategic calculations, that the Ukrainian armed forces can arm a million people, that, thanks to European aid, one million armed Ukrainians is a reality of the very near future “.

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Il nuovo Saints Row è un progetto che, come una divertente montagna russa, vive di continui alti e bassi nel corso della lunga campagna di comunicazione che ci sta accompagnando fino al momento della sua uscita, prevista per il 23 agosto su PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One e Xbox Series X|S. Fin dal suo reveal si è fatta strada in noi una certa schizofrenia capace allo stesso tempo di generare una sanissima impressione di spassoso divertimento, unita a una spiacevole sensazione di arretratezza: tutto dipende dal punto di osservazione e soprattutto dai video, le immagini e le informazioni che il team di sviluppo, Volition, ha via via distribuito in questi lunghi mesi.

Probabilmente qualcosa deve averlo percepito anche la stessa software house che sta lavorando ininterrottamente sul gioco da almeno 4 anni visto e considerato che sul finire dello scorso anno il gioco è stato improvvisamente rimandato di 6 mesi abbondanti, da febbraio 2022 alla nuova data di fine agosto. Un tempo che evidentemente si è reso necessario per dare più corpo e sostanza a questo audace reboot di una serie che ha saputo offrire alcuni capitoli davvero molto apprezzati, ma che negli anni è stato vittima di un declino inesorabile. O magari il tempo aggiuntivo è servito semplicemente al team per lavorare con maggiore tranquillità in un clima pandemico che ha letteralmente messo a ferro e fuoco l’intero settore dello sviluppo videoludico.

Ciò che però al momento conta è che in questi giorni abbiamo avuto l’opportunità di assistere a una nuova presentazione in anteprima di Saints Row, a neanche un mese di distanza da quella precedente che ci aveva permesso di conoscere con maggiore dettaglio l’elevatissimo grado di personalizzazione dell’editor messo a disposizione dei giocatori per configurare secondo le proprie volontà l’avatar principale, l’intero gruppo di santi, le armi e i veicoli con un grado di dettaglio e varietà che non si è praticamente mai visto in qualsiasi altro open world.

Ed è proprio qui la sfida principale per Volition: riuscire a lasciare un segno in un genere ormai estremamente strutturato e, diciamocela tutta, stantio, abitato da alcuni pesi massimi e apparentemente immobilizzato su una manciata di elementi che soltanto il ciclone Elden Ring è riuscito a far deflagrare. Ma con Saints Row, il nuovo ma anche vecchio Saints Row, ci muoviamo completamente in un’altra direzione rispetto all’opera di From Software per rivolgerci completamente verso un altro pubblico: chi ha voglia di spassarsela con un open world action ad ambientazione moderna e cittadina che vuole a tutti i costi rimanere lontano dai confini “realistici” di un GTA e offrire un clima sopra le righe con la possibilità di affrontare situazioni folli con mezzi e strumenti ancora più assurdi.

L’ultimo ad averci provato con risultati decisamente al di sotto delle aspettative è stato Just Cause 4 e il prossimo su cui puntiamo le nostre fiches è proprio questo Saints Row che siamo tornati ad ammirare stavolta con un approfondimento focalizzato sulla varietà e composizione delle missioni che il giocatore potrà affrontare. Prima di scendere nei dettagli, vi ricordiamo ancora una volta che il gioco potrà essere affrontato interamente in solitaria oppure in co-op con un amico senza soluzione di continuità e con un ulteriore grado di libertà poggiato nelle mani dei giocatori.

Il principio di una storia nota


Una fuga in Saints Row

Come già detto in molteplici occasioni, Saints Row è ambientato in una città inventata di sana pianta, Santo Ileso, ma basata su stili architettonici e scenari tipici del sud-ovest americano: Arizona, Nuovo Messico, Nevada per intenderci. La cittadina è suddivisa in 9 distretti, ognuno con il suo preciso comparto artistico, le attività peculiari e un feeling che punta a stimolare la libera esplorazione con annessi premi e benefici per chi deciderà di dedicare del tempo alla pura arte del girovagare senza meta. L’elemento cardine di questo titolo è la sua natura di reboot e prequel della serie insieme: l’obiettivo di Volition è offrire al giocatore un nuovo punto di partenza per il suo noto e venduto marchio così da stuzzicare sia i vecchi fan che probabilmente apprezzeranno l’idea di assistere e influenzare la nascita dei santi, sia i neofiti che potranno avere a che fare con un open world vergine senza il rischio di non capire determinati riferimenti o non aver noti gli antefatti narrativi.

La storia si aprirà con il protagonista e altri 3 compagni di stanza, tutti appartenenti a fazioni diverse, alle prese con le difficoltà economiche del momento e con l’impossibilità di pagare l’affitto mensile. Questo costringerà i nostri “eroi” a mettere da parte le ostilità e il diverso punto di vista per tentare di creare un nuovo gruppo criminale e arricchirsi alle spalle di chi, fino a quel momento, ha approfittato di loro per far crescere il proprio impero fuorilegge.


Attività secondarie di Saints Row
Attività secondarie di Saints Row

La presentazione ci ha quindi permesso di assistere ad alcune missioni della campagna principale: nulla di particolarmente originale o innovativo, ma una struttura assolutamente classica per il genere di appartenenza con la solita introduzione a mo’ di cutscene per prendere confidenza con lo scenario e i comprimari, un po’ di chiacchiere, prima una lunga fuga a bordo di un’automobile per cercare di seminare la polizia, quindi un po’ di azione a piedi per far fuori un gruppo di Los Panteros che avevano distrutto la nostra vettura sostitutiva e, infine, un’ulteriore rocambolesca ritirata a bordo di una moto da cross attraverso il deserto di Santo Ileso.

Mentre si combatte si ha accesso all’immancabile ruota delle armi con le bocche di fuoco selezionate e preparate in anticipo nella nostra base, ci sono le capriole per schivare i colpi degli avversari, la possibilità di saltare per sfruttare la verticalità utilizzando nelle fasi più avanzate anche il rampino e la tuta alare, i colpi di grazia ravvicinati e un vasto campionario di avversari che tenteranno di colpirci dalla distanza o di correrci incontro a seconda dello strumento di offesa imbracciato. Non mancano persino dei mini-boss: avversari estremamente coriacei, armati in modo molto aggressivo che ci terranno impegnati a lungo mentre, allo stesso tempo, dovremo tenere sotto controllo il resto dei nemici “standard”.


Sparatorie in Saints Row
Sparatorie in Saints Row

Anche mentre si è a bordo dei veicoli tutto sembra rispettare la tradizione degli action open world molto caciaroni: fisica leggerissima, possibilità di sparare anche mentre si è alla guida per cercare di far fuori gli altri autisti quando non abbiamo voglia di massacrarli a suon di sportellate. Non sembra mancare anche un certo effetto elastico per far sì che la nostra eventuale fuga sia meno facile del previsto e che ci sia sempre qualcuno alle nostre calcagna che, chiaramente, aumenterà la sua forza e la sua aggressività, a seconda del nostro livello di notorietà criminale.

Sotto questo duplice aspetto – a piedi e a bordo di un veicolo – quanto abbiamo visto in Saints Row è perfettamente aderente alle nostre aspettative e in linea con tutto quello che abbiamo visto negli open world moderni. Immediato, semplice da gestire, rumoroso, fracassone, all’apparenza molto divertente e senza alcun tipo di contegno sull’esagerazione delle situazioni in cui verremo coinvolti. Tra l’altro, in leggera controtendenza con la palette cromatica adottata, sempre molto colorata e vibrante e in contrasto con un tono molto scanzonato e sopra le righe, il gioco si presenta bello violento nelle sparatorie: il sangue scorre copioso e, anche se non ci sono smembramenti o frattaglie, si percepisce chiaramente la forza dei nostri colpi sui corpi avversari.


Fuga in overboard in Saints Row
Fuga in overboard in Saints Row

Un’altra missione della storia ci ha visti entrare ad armi spianate nel quartier generale dei Los Panteros, prima bombardando dall’alto con un elicottero militare rubato in giro per la città, una sorta di barbecue festivo e successivamente facendoci strada ad armi spianate attraverso la struttura accompagnando e coprendo Neenah, la santa specializzata nei veicoli, mentre tentava di far saltare in aria il garage della fazione criminale così da ridurre drasticamente il parco veicoli.

Durante la presentazione ci è stata mostrata interamente anche una terza missione della campagna, questa volta interconnessa con la fazione degli Idol, il gruppo criminale mascherato e pieno zeppo di luci e neon colorati. Anche in quest’ultimo caso, la struttura ci è apparsa molto tradizionale, ma con tutta una serie di variazioni sul tema per mettere in risalto la natura davvero scanzonata di Saints Row.


Una scena di Saints Row
Una scena di Saints Row

Il nostro obiettivo ultimo era liberare Kevin, il belloccio dei Santi, ma per arrivare a dove era tenuto prigioniero abbiamo prima dovuto interrogare un bullo scarrozzandolo per la città mentre era rinchiuso in un bagno chimico, quindi abbiamo dovuto distruggere un accampamento sfruttando la medesima toilet collegata alla nostra vettura attraverso un cavo di rimorchio, e poi ce la siamo dovuta cavare a suon di scazzottate e sparatorie con la gang criminale, stando bene attenti anche a disinnescare delle bombe prima dello scadere del tempo così da non far saltare per aria il povero Kevin.

Stando alle parole dello sviluppatore, questo è chiaramente solo un assaggio di una campagna che sarà composta da 25 missioni principali e da una decina di quest secondarie strutturate, più una quantità soverchiante di attività ripetibili, reward relativi all’esplorazione e collezionabili come se piovesse.

Uno smartphone per comandarli


Una fuga di Saints Row
Una fuga di Saints Row

In perfetto stile GTA, nella saccoccia del nostro alter ego avremo sempre a disposizione un comodo smartphone che potremo tirare fuori in qualsiasi momento per avere accesso immediato a tutta l’offerta ludica di Saints Row: dalle missioni ai contatti, dalla gestione di skill e perk alla mappa di Santo Ileso, fino ad arrivare alla personalizzazione estetica e fisica del protagonista che potrà essere effettuata al volo in qualsiasi momento caricando anche eventuali preset preparati in precedenza, così da sentirci magari più “in linea” con l’azione che stiamo per svolgere.

Nell’opera di Volition, infatti, l’ossatura della progressione è spezzettata in un mare di attività che si vanno ad affiancare alla campagna principale per consentire al giocatore di portare avanti la sua personale interazione con il gioco. Da un lato abbiamo le scoperte: micro quest casuali che potremo trovare e svolgere in un attimo girovagando per la città, come ad esempio dei camion blindati da far saltare in aria per raccogliere il bottino trasportato. Ma ci saranno anche missioni più strutturate come le side hustle, delle vere e proprie attività secondarie che potranno essere ripetute in qualsiasi momento per guadagnare soldi, esperienza e sbloccabili e che sono direttamente interconnesse con le attività criminali che abbiamo installato nella città. Ne abbiamo viste 2 in azione durante la presentazione.


L'editor di Saints Row
L’editor di Saints Row

Partiamo dalle riding shotgun che prevedono la protezione e la scorta di un cliente che ha appena commesso un crimine. A lui spetterà guidare, mentre noi dovremo sparare contro le macchine della polizia sfruttando le armi depositate a bordo del veicolo di fuga. Interessante la possibilità offerta dal gioco di posizionarsi anche sul tetto della vettura per avere più libertà di azione rimanendo però al contempo molto più scoperti. L’altro hustle intravisto si intitola mayhem e può essere sbloccato costruendo l’accampamento per l’addestramento militare che funge da smercio di armi sotto copertura. Questa attività prevede la distruzione del maggior numero possibile di veicoli e oggetti sparsi per strada entro un certo limite di tempo così da guadagnare soldi in funzione del valore delle cose distrutte.

È insomma evidente quanto Saints Row voglia essere esagerato e vario senza però trascurare anche un certo livello di stratificazione della gestione del proprio avatar. Sempre attraverso lo smartphone sarà infatti possibile gestire skill e perk da attivare alla bisogna. Le abilità si sbloccano investendo i punti esperienza guadagnati con le missioni: ne possiamo avere attive 4 per volta e determinano tutta una serie di colpi speciali da utilizzare in battaglia come il pugno di fuoco, una sorta di armatura taser che paralizza chi ci colpisce in corpo a corpo, l’assurdo pineapple express che vede il nostro alter ego piazzare una granata nella tasca di un avversario prima di scaraventarlo contro altri nemici o vetture, bombe fumogene, mine di prossimità, C4 e così via. I perk sono invece bonus passivi che si ottengono completando determinate sfide di gameplay e che ci permettono di sparare con più precisione, guidare con maggiore velocità, avere anche delle resistenze elementali utili contro gli attacchi peculiari delle varie fazioni criminali.


Le personalizzazioni di Saints Row
Le personalizzazioni di Saints Row

Ce n’è davvero per tutti i gusti e tutto sembra amalgamarsi alla perfezione con una città che è chiaramente disegnata per offrire numerosi stimoli ed essere perfetta per un attraversamento spensierato a bordo di uno degli 80 veicoli e velivoli disponibili e completamente personalizzabili. Correre a tutta velocità, per poi lanciarsi con un sedile eiettabile, quindi volare con la tuta alare e saltare sulle teste dei pedoni per darsi nuovo slancio prima di atterrare sul tettuccio di una vettura, è un classico esempio di uno spostamento rapido da un obiettivo di una missione a quello successivo. E il fatto che abbiate letto questa frase senza neanche respirare, vi può dare un’idea del gameplay frenetico offerto da Saints Row.

La chiesa dei santi


Qualche esplosione in Saints Row
Qualche esplosione in Saints Row

E poi c’è il nostro quartier generale. Anche questo interconnesso con la progressione del gioco e della storia, è un elemento fondante del nuovo Saints Row, come da tradizione della serie. Procedendo nell’avventura sbloccheremo decorazioni per poter abbellire interni ed esterni e nuove attrezzature per poter potenziare la struttura aggiungendo ad esempio un eliporto, l’armeria o il garage per poter, rispettivamente, utilizzare velivoli, configurare e potenziare tutto l’armamentario da portare in battaglia, gestire e personalizzare i veicoli che ci permetteranno di girovagare tra le strade di Santo Ileso.

La chiesa sarà anche il punto nevralgico per la gestione del nostro impero in ascesa, attraverso l’uso del war table: una mappa dell’intera città con i suoi 9 distretti dove saranno in evidenza i 14 siti che dovremo prima liberare e poi utilizzare per edificare le strutture criminali. Come già detto in precedenza, queste permetteranno sia di accedere a specifici mini giochi, le side hustle che vi abbiamo descritto poco sopra, sia per avere un introito monetario costante e crescente, sia per procedere sul medio e lungo periodo alla conquista definitiva dei quartieri di Santo Ileso così da cacciare le altre fazioni e raggiungere l’epilogo della campagna.


Folli veicoli di Saints Row
Folli veicoli di Saints Row

Qui probabilmente si annida l’unico vero elemento di originalità di Saints Row: una sorta di progressione in una struttura open world altrimenti molto classica. Poter modificare l’urbanizzazione della città stessa, allo stesso tempo ampliando il gameplay del gioco con nuove attività e opzioni, dovrebbe legare a doppia mandata il senso di avanzamento nel gioco a una costante introduzione di variabili e possibilità aggiuntive così da scongiurare quel pericolo di ripetitività che è solitamente parte integrante di tutti gli open world pieni zeppi di attività secondarie.

Se effettivamente tutto questo mare di contenuti e il suo stile così esagerato riuscirà a far passare in secondo piano un comparto tecnico che continua a tradire la natura cross-gen del progetto e l’aspetto fortemente derivativo di un gameplay che sembra pescare a piene mani da tutto quello che abbiamo già visto in miriadi di altri open world, Saints Row potrebbe davvero spuntarla in un 2022 così povero di uscite di grande spessore.

Dopo l’ennesimo incontro con Saints Row matura sempre più in noi l’idea che i ragazzi di Volition ce la stiano davvero mettendo tutta per offrire un action open world all’altezza delle aspettative. Siamo abbastanza convinti che non ci troveremo di fronte a nulla di realmente rivoluzionario, ma siamo confidenti che la grande mole di contenuti, il tono sopra le righe e l’estrema varietà di situazioni e personalizzazione con cui il giocatore avrà a che fare, potranno far passare in secondo piano una certa timidezza nei confronti dell’innovazione e un comparto tecnico che non appare brillante.

CERTEZZE

  • Un action open world che non si prende troppo sul serio fa bene al mercato
  • Molto interessante il sistema di progressione su più strati
  • Setterà nuovi standard per quello che concerne la personalizzazione

DUBBI

  • Non c’è nulla di davvero innovativo e originale nel gameplay
  • A oggi non l’abbiamo mai provato pad alla mano

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Saints Row, una nuova anteprima che parla di missioni e attività secondarie

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Il nuovo Saints Row è un progetto che, come una divertente montagna russa, vive di continui alti e bassi nel corso della lunga campagna di comunicazione che ci sta accompagnando fino al momento della sua uscita, prevista per il 23 agosto su PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One e Xbox Series X|S. Fin dal suo reveal si è fatta strada in noi una certa schizofrenia capace allo stesso tempo di generare una sanissima impressione di spassoso divertimento, unita a una spiacevole sensazione di arretratezza: tutto dipende dal punto di osservazione e soprattutto dai video, le immagini e le informazioni che il team di sviluppo, Volition, ha via via distribuito in questi lunghi mesi.

Probabilmente qualcosa deve averlo percepito anche la stessa software house che sta lavorando ininterrottamente sul gioco da almeno 4 anni visto e considerato che sul finire dello scorso anno il gioco è stato improvvisamente rimandato di 6 mesi abbondanti, da febbraio 2022 alla nuova data di fine agosto. Un tempo che evidentemente si è reso necessario per dare più corpo e sostanza a questo audace reboot di una serie che ha saputo offrire alcuni capitoli davvero molto apprezzati, ma che negli anni è stato vittima di un declino inesorabile. O magari il tempo aggiuntivo è servito semplicemente al team per lavorare con maggiore tranquillità in un clima pandemico che ha letteralmente messo a ferro e fuoco l’intero settore dello sviluppo videoludico.

Ciò che però al momento conta è che in questi giorni abbiamo avuto l’opportunità di assistere a una nuova presentazione in anteprima di Saints Row, a neanche un mese di distanza da quella precedente che ci aveva permesso di conoscere con maggiore dettaglio l’elevatissimo grado di personalizzazione dell’editor messo a disposizione dei giocatori per configurare secondo le proprie volontà l’avatar principale, l’intero gruppo di santi, le armi e i veicoli con un grado di dettaglio e varietà che non si è praticamente mai visto in qualsiasi altro open world.

Ed è proprio qui la sfida principale per Volition: riuscire a lasciare un segno in un genere ormai estremamente strutturato e, diciamocela tutta, stantio, abitato da alcuni pesi massimi e apparentemente immobilizzato su una manciata di elementi che soltanto il ciclone Elden Ring è riuscito a far deflagrare. Ma con Saints Row, il nuovo ma anche vecchio Saints Row, ci muoviamo completamente in un’altra direzione rispetto all’opera di From Software per rivolgerci completamente verso un altro pubblico: chi ha voglia di spassarsela con un open world action ad ambientazione moderna e cittadina che vuole a tutti i costi rimanere lontano dai confini “realistici” di un GTA e offrire un clima sopra le righe con la possibilità di affrontare situazioni folli con mezzi e strumenti ancora più assurdi.

L’ultimo ad averci provato con risultati decisamente al di sotto delle aspettative è stato Just Cause 4 e il prossimo su cui puntiamo le nostre fiches è proprio questo Saints Row che siamo tornati ad ammirare stavolta con un approfondimento focalizzato sulla varietà e composizione delle missioni che il giocatore potrà affrontare. Prima di scendere nei dettagli, vi ricordiamo ancora una volta che il gioco potrà essere affrontato interamente in solitaria oppure in co-op con un amico senza soluzione di continuità e con un ulteriore grado di libertà poggiato nelle mani dei giocatori.

Il principio di una storia nota


Una fuga in Saints Row

Come già detto in molteplici occasioni, Saints Row è ambientato in una città inventata di sana pianta, Santo Ileso, ma basata su stili architettonici e scenari tipici del sud-ovest americano: Arizona, Nuovo Messico, Nevada per intenderci. La cittadina è suddivisa in 9 distretti, ognuno con il suo preciso comparto artistico, le attività peculiari e un feeling che punta a stimolare la libera esplorazione con annessi premi e benefici per chi deciderà di dedicare del tempo alla pura arte del girovagare senza meta. L’elemento cardine di questo titolo è la sua natura di reboot e prequel della serie insieme: l’obiettivo di Volition è offrire al giocatore un nuovo punto di partenza per il suo noto e venduto marchio così da stuzzicare sia i vecchi fan che probabilmente apprezzeranno l’idea di assistere e influenzare la nascita dei santi, sia i neofiti che potranno avere a che fare con un open world vergine senza il rischio di non capire determinati riferimenti o non aver noti gli antefatti narrativi.

La storia si aprirà con il protagonista e altri 3 compagni di stanza, tutti appartenenti a fazioni diverse, alle prese con le difficoltà economiche del momento e con l’impossibilità di pagare l’affitto mensile. Questo costringerà i nostri “eroi” a mettere da parte le ostilità e il diverso punto di vista per tentare di creare un nuovo gruppo criminale e arricchirsi alle spalle di chi, fino a quel momento, ha approfittato di loro per far crescere il proprio impero fuorilegge.


Attività secondarie di Saints Row
Attività secondarie di Saints Row

La presentazione ci ha quindi permesso di assistere ad alcune missioni della campagna principale: nulla di particolarmente originale o innovativo, ma una struttura assolutamente classica per il genere di appartenenza con la solita introduzione a mo’ di cutscene per prendere confidenza con lo scenario e i comprimari, un po’ di chiacchiere, prima una lunga fuga a bordo di un’automobile per cercare di seminare la polizia, quindi un po’ di azione a piedi per far fuori un gruppo di Los Panteros che avevano distrutto la nostra vettura sostitutiva e, infine, un’ulteriore rocambolesca ritirata a bordo di una moto da cross attraverso il deserto di Santo Ileso.

Mentre si combatte si ha accesso all’immancabile ruota delle armi con le bocche di fuoco selezionate e preparate in anticipo nella nostra base, ci sono le capriole per schivare i colpi degli avversari, la possibilità di saltare per sfruttare la verticalità utilizzando nelle fasi più avanzate anche il rampino e la tuta alare, i colpi di grazia ravvicinati e un vasto campionario di avversari che tenteranno di colpirci dalla distanza o di correrci incontro a seconda dello strumento di offesa imbracciato. Non mancano persino dei mini-boss: avversari estremamente coriacei, armati in modo molto aggressivo che ci terranno impegnati a lungo mentre, allo stesso tempo, dovremo tenere sotto controllo il resto dei nemici “standard”.


Sparatorie in Saints Row
Sparatorie in Saints Row

Anche mentre si è a bordo dei veicoli tutto sembra rispettare la tradizione degli action open world molto caciaroni: fisica leggerissima, possibilità di sparare anche mentre si è alla guida per cercare di far fuori gli altri autisti quando non abbiamo voglia di massacrarli a suon di sportellate. Non sembra mancare anche un certo effetto elastico per far sì che la nostra eventuale fuga sia meno facile del previsto e che ci sia sempre qualcuno alle nostre calcagna che, chiaramente, aumenterà la sua forza e la sua aggressività, a seconda del nostro livello di notorietà criminale.

Sotto questo duplice aspetto – a piedi e a bordo di un veicolo – quanto abbiamo visto in Saints Row è perfettamente aderente alle nostre aspettative e in linea con tutto quello che abbiamo visto negli open world moderni. Immediato, semplice da gestire, rumoroso, fracassone, all’apparenza molto divertente e senza alcun tipo di contegno sull’esagerazione delle situazioni in cui verremo coinvolti. Tra l’altro, in leggera controtendenza con la palette cromatica adottata, sempre molto colorata e vibrante e in contrasto con un tono molto scanzonato e sopra le righe, il gioco si presenta bello violento nelle sparatorie: il sangue scorre copioso e, anche se non ci sono smembramenti o frattaglie, si percepisce chiaramente la forza dei nostri colpi sui corpi avversari.


Fuga in overboard in Saints Row
Fuga in overboard in Saints Row

Un’altra missione della storia ci ha visti entrare ad armi spianate nel quartier generale dei Los Panteros, prima bombardando dall’alto con un elicottero militare rubato in giro per la città, una sorta di barbecue festivo e successivamente facendoci strada ad armi spianate attraverso la struttura accompagnando e coprendo Neenah, la santa specializzata nei veicoli, mentre tentava di far saltare in aria il garage della fazione criminale così da ridurre drasticamente il parco veicoli.

Durante la presentazione ci è stata mostrata interamente anche una terza missione della campagna, questa volta interconnessa con la fazione degli Idol, il gruppo criminale mascherato e pieno zeppo di luci e neon colorati. Anche in quest’ultimo caso, la struttura ci è apparsa molto tradizionale, ma con tutta una serie di variazioni sul tema per mettere in risalto la natura davvero scanzonata di Saints Row.


Una scena di Saints Row
Una scena di Saints Row

Il nostro obiettivo ultimo era liberare Kevin, il belloccio dei Santi, ma per arrivare a dove era tenuto prigioniero abbiamo prima dovuto interrogare un bullo scarrozzandolo per la città mentre era rinchiuso in un bagno chimico, quindi abbiamo dovuto distruggere un accampamento sfruttando la medesima toilet collegata alla nostra vettura attraverso un cavo di rimorchio, e poi ce la siamo dovuta cavare a suon di scazzottate e sparatorie con la gang criminale, stando bene attenti anche a disinnescare delle bombe prima dello scadere del tempo così da non far saltare per aria il povero Kevin.

Stando alle parole dello sviluppatore, questo è chiaramente solo un assaggio di una campagna che sarà composta da 25 missioni principali e da una decina di quest secondarie strutturate, più una quantità soverchiante di attività ripetibili, reward relativi all’esplorazione e collezionabili come se piovesse.

Uno smartphone per comandarli


Una fuga di Saints Row
Una fuga di Saints Row

In perfetto stile GTA, nella saccoccia del nostro alter ego avremo sempre a disposizione un comodo smartphone che potremo tirare fuori in qualsiasi momento per avere accesso immediato a tutta l’offerta ludica di Saints Row: dalle missioni ai contatti, dalla gestione di skill e perk alla mappa di Santo Ileso, fino ad arrivare alla personalizzazione estetica e fisica del protagonista che potrà essere effettuata al volo in qualsiasi momento caricando anche eventuali preset preparati in precedenza, così da sentirci magari più “in linea” con l’azione che stiamo per svolgere.

Nell’opera di Volition, infatti, l’ossatura della progressione è spezzettata in un mare di attività che si vanno ad affiancare alla campagna principale per consentire al giocatore di portare avanti la sua personale interazione con il gioco. Da un lato abbiamo le scoperte: micro quest casuali che potremo trovare e svolgere in un attimo girovagando per la città, come ad esempio dei camion blindati da far saltare in aria per raccogliere il bottino trasportato. Ma ci saranno anche missioni più strutturate come le side hustle, delle vere e proprie attività secondarie che potranno essere ripetute in qualsiasi momento per guadagnare soldi, esperienza e sbloccabili e che sono direttamente interconnesse con le attività criminali che abbiamo installato nella città. Ne abbiamo viste 2 in azione durante la presentazione.


L'editor di Saints Row
L’editor di Saints Row

Partiamo dalle riding shotgun che prevedono la protezione e la scorta di un cliente che ha appena commesso un crimine. A lui spetterà guidare, mentre noi dovremo sparare contro le macchine della polizia sfruttando le armi depositate a bordo del veicolo di fuga. Interessante la possibilità offerta dal gioco di posizionarsi anche sul tetto della vettura per avere più libertà di azione rimanendo però al contempo molto più scoperti. L’altro hustle intravisto si intitola mayhem e può essere sbloccato costruendo l’accampamento per l’addestramento militare che funge da smercio di armi sotto copertura. Questa attività prevede la distruzione del maggior numero possibile di veicoli e oggetti sparsi per strada entro un certo limite di tempo così da guadagnare soldi in funzione del valore delle cose distrutte.

È insomma evidente quanto Saints Row voglia essere esagerato e vario senza però trascurare anche un certo livello di stratificazione della gestione del proprio avatar. Sempre attraverso lo smartphone sarà infatti possibile gestire skill e perk da attivare alla bisogna. Le abilità si sbloccano investendo i punti esperienza guadagnati con le missioni: ne possiamo avere attive 4 per volta e determinano tutta una serie di colpi speciali da utilizzare in battaglia come il pugno di fuoco, una sorta di armatura taser che paralizza chi ci colpisce in corpo a corpo, l’assurdo pineapple express che vede il nostro alter ego piazzare una granata nella tasca di un avversario prima di scaraventarlo contro altri nemici o vetture, bombe fumogene, mine di prossimità, C4 e così via. I perk sono invece bonus passivi che si ottengono completando determinate sfide di gameplay e che ci permettono di sparare con più precisione, guidare con maggiore velocità, avere anche delle resistenze elementali utili contro gli attacchi peculiari delle varie fazioni criminali.


Le personalizzazioni di Saints Row
Le personalizzazioni di Saints Row

Ce n’è davvero per tutti i gusti e tutto sembra amalgamarsi alla perfezione con una città che è chiaramente disegnata per offrire numerosi stimoli ed essere perfetta per un attraversamento spensierato a bordo di uno degli 80 veicoli e velivoli disponibili e completamente personalizzabili. Correre a tutta velocità, per poi lanciarsi con un sedile eiettabile, quindi volare con la tuta alare e saltare sulle teste dei pedoni per darsi nuovo slancio prima di atterrare sul tettuccio di una vettura, è un classico esempio di uno spostamento rapido da un obiettivo di una missione a quello successivo. E il fatto che abbiate letto questa frase senza neanche respirare, vi può dare un’idea del gameplay frenetico offerto da Saints Row.

La chiesa dei santi


Qualche esplosione in Saints Row
Qualche esplosione in Saints Row

E poi c’è il nostro quartier generale. Anche questo interconnesso con la progressione del gioco e della storia, è un elemento fondante del nuovo Saints Row, come da tradizione della serie. Procedendo nell’avventura sbloccheremo decorazioni per poter abbellire interni ed esterni e nuove attrezzature per poter potenziare la struttura aggiungendo ad esempio un eliporto, l’armeria o il garage per poter, rispettivamente, utilizzare velivoli, configurare e potenziare tutto l’armamentario da portare in battaglia, gestire e personalizzare i veicoli che ci permetteranno di girovagare tra le strade di Santo Ileso.

La chiesa sarà anche il punto nevralgico per la gestione del nostro impero in ascesa, attraverso l’uso del war table: una mappa dell’intera città con i suoi 9 distretti dove saranno in evidenza i 14 siti che dovremo prima liberare e poi utilizzare per edificare le strutture criminali. Come già detto in precedenza, queste permetteranno sia di accedere a specifici mini giochi, le side hustle che vi abbiamo descritto poco sopra, sia per avere un introito monetario costante e crescente, sia per procedere sul medio e lungo periodo alla conquista definitiva dei quartieri di Santo Ileso così da cacciare le altre fazioni e raggiungere l’epilogo della campagna.


Folli veicoli di Saints Row
Folli veicoli di Saints Row

Qui probabilmente si annida l’unico vero elemento di originalità di Saints Row: una sorta di progressione in una struttura open world altrimenti molto classica. Poter modificare l’urbanizzazione della città stessa, allo stesso tempo ampliando il gameplay del gioco con nuove attività e opzioni, dovrebbe legare a doppia mandata il senso di avanzamento nel gioco a una costante introduzione di variabili e possibilità aggiuntive così da scongiurare quel pericolo di ripetitività che è solitamente parte integrante di tutti gli open world pieni zeppi di attività secondarie.

Se effettivamente tutto questo mare di contenuti e il suo stile così esagerato riuscirà a far passare in secondo piano un comparto tecnico che continua a tradire la natura cross-gen del progetto e l’aspetto fortemente derivativo di un gameplay che sembra pescare a piene mani da tutto quello che abbiamo già visto in miriadi di altri open world, Saints Row potrebbe davvero spuntarla in un 2022 così povero di uscite di grande spessore.

Dopo l’ennesimo incontro con Saints Row matura sempre più in noi l’idea che i ragazzi di Volition ce la stiano davvero mettendo tutta per offrire un action open world all’altezza delle aspettative. Siamo abbastanza convinti che non ci troveremo di fronte a nulla di realmente rivoluzionario, ma siamo confidenti che la grande mole di contenuti, il tono sopra le righe e l’estrema varietà di situazioni e personalizzazione con cui il giocatore avrà a che fare, potranno far passare in secondo piano una certa timidezza nei confronti dell’innovazione e un comparto tecnico che non appare brillante.

CERTEZZE

  • Un action open world che non si prende troppo sul serio fa bene al mercato
  • Molto interessante il sistema di progressione su più strati
  • Setterà nuovi standard per quello che concerne la personalizzazione

DUBBI

  • Non c’è nulla di davvero innovativo e originale nel gameplay
  • A oggi non l’abbiamo mai provato pad alla mano

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Therefore, Sassari wins who overcomes Brescia 85-91 and thus conquers the victory in the challenge valid as game-2 of the quarter-finals of the Serie A playoffs. now they have two home games to try to make it through. For Brescia, however, it is mandatory to win in Sardinia to reopen the discussion.

85-91 The triple Mitrou-Long is missing and Bilan’s basket closes the conversation!

85-89 An additional free hit with 40 ″ from the end

85-88 Burnell’s basket which is also fouled

85-86 The triple Bendzius misses less than a minute from the siren!

85-86 Brown’s basket after two offensive rebounds won

83-86 One out of two to free for Logan, match completely reopened!

83-85 Mitrou-Long again, but this time for two

81-85 Mitrou-Long again and now the Lombards are at -4!

78-85 Triple from Mitrou-Long and Brescia trying to reopen the match!

75-85 One out of two to free for Bilan

75-84 Triple by Gabriel and Brescia who returns to a single figure behind

72-84 Logan answers immediately

72-82 Petrucelli hit

70-82 Zero out of two to free for Robinson

70-82 Brown’s basket

68-82 Robinson and Sassari’s basket which returns to +14

68-80 Logan’s triple turns off the enthusiasm of the hosts!

68-77 Basket by Brown and Brescia who try to reopen the games with a mini-partial of 5-0

66-77 One out of two to free for Moore

65-77 Brown’s basket

63-77 Two out of two to free for Bilan

63-75 Mitrou-Long’s basket again, the last to want to give up. Today Della Valle is absent for Brescia and the performance not at 100% weighs a lot

61-75 Logan’s basket

61-73 Mitrou-Long’s basket, but Brescia needs more to reopen the match

59-73 Triple from Logan and new maximum advantage for Sassari who is controlling the match

59-70 Brown’s basket

57-70 Zero out of two for Petrucelli, now everything turns badly in Brescia

57-70 Triple by Stefano Gentile and Sassari now really run away!

57-67 two out of two to free for Gentile and the third quarter ends

57-65 Moore’s basket trying to shake Brescia

55-65 Two out of two to free for Logan and double-digit advantage for the guests

55-63 Basket by Bilan and Sassari re-extend as we approach the end of the third quarter

55-61 Triple Robinson

55-58 Petrucelli and Brescia again returning to -3

53-58 The additional free was also scored

52-58 Brescia is released with Petrucelli, who also suffers a foul

50-58 Kruslin’s basket, now Brescia is in crisis

50-56 Two out of two to free for Bilan and Sassari who stretches

50-54 Robinson again, this time from beyond the arch, and Sardinians who go on +4

50-51 Basket by Robinson and Sassari who is ahead for the first time in the match!

50-49 Bilan’s basket

50-47 Laquintana answers for Brescia

48-47 Basket by Bendzius and Sassari back to -1

48-45 Two out of two to free for Bilan

48-43 Match that remains very nervous, many mistakes and fouls and a climate that is heating up

48-43 Bendzius basket

48-41 Recovery that starts like the first half, with a triple from Petrucelli

45-41 Two out of two free for Bendzius nine seconds from the interval

45-39 Triple for Robinson and Sassari gets closer

45-36 One out of two to free for Gabriel, while Diop must come out with three fouls already

44-36 Sassari basket

44-34 One out of two to free for Della Valle

43-34 Triple than usual Mitrou-Long, star player today, and riallunga Brescia

40-34 One out of two to free for Diop

40-33 Match still foul and now it’s two out of two for Mitrou-Long

38-33 Two out of two to free for Robinson

38-31 Triple by Mitrou-Long and, once again, when Sassari shortens Brescia riallunga

35-31 Mitrou-Long answers immediately

33-31 Bilan’s basket

33-29 One out of two to free for Laquintana

32-29 Unsportsman booed in Burnell

32-29 A free hit with Mitrou-Long

31-29 Technical foul by Stefano Gentile who furiously comes out of the field

31-29 Burnell’s basket

31-27 Triple by Gabriel and Brescia riallunga

28-27 Burnell’s basket, now Brescia no longer easily finds the way to the basket

28-25 One out of two to free for Cobbins

27-25 Burnell scores and Sassari returns to a basket away

27-23 Diop’s basket, match in great balance now

27-21 Mitrou-Long’s basket

25-21 Triple of Bendzius and Sassari was immediately rebuilt under

25-18 One out of two to free for Moore

24-18 Burnell’s basket

24-16 Free throw for Laquintana’s foul at the end with Bendzius

24-15 The first quarter ends with Brescia in clear advantage and a technical foul on Laquintana’s siren

24-15 Logan’s basket, Sassari unlocks after a couple of minutes

24-13 Two out of two to free for Della Valle and hosts who go in double figures

22-13 Triple by Della Valle and Brescia back to lengthen

19-13 Cobbins basket

17-13 Diop again to sign

17-11 Della Valle also hits the basket

15-11 Diop answers immediately

15-9 Petrucelli’s basket

13-9 Bendzius basket

13-7 Third triple for Brescia with Gabriel

10-7 Bendzius basket

10-5 Basket Diop

10-3 Triple from Petrucelli and extension for Brescia

7-3 Two out of two to free for Mitrou-Long

5-3 Two out of two to free for Della Valle, start of a very fragmented match

3-3 One out of two to free for Bilan

3-2 Two out of two to free for Bendzius

3-0 Already two fouls at Brescia after one minute of play

3-0 It starts immediately with Petrucelli’s triple

20.27 Teams in the field and ready for the tap-off.

20.25 Sassari, therefore, will try to dispel the Brescia taboo and will certainly focus on those who have tried to keep race-1 alive, namely Miro Bilan, David Logan, Eimantas Bendzius and Jason Burnell.

20.20 With Monday’s challenge there are three season precedents between the two teams and Brescia has won three times out of three.

20.15 Attention focused above all on the defenses, after the attacks dominated in the first challenge, with 8 players in double figures and Amedeo Della Valle the protagonist with 30 points. Both Brescia and Sassari will try to limit the opponent’s attacks this time.

20.10 In race-1 Brescia won 104-97, in a match where the hosts dug the decisive gap between the two central quarters.

20.00 Good evening everyone and welcome to the live broadcast of Brescia-Sassari, match valid as game-2 of the quarter-finals of the Serie A basketball playoffs

Good evening to all OA Sport readers, and welcome to LIVE LIVE of the match between Brescia and Dinamo Sassari, valid as game-2 of the quarter-finals of the 2022 Serie A basketball playoffs.

It starts again from 104-97 of race-1 for Brescia and obviously starts from the 30 points of Amedeo Della Valle, absolute star in the first match between the two teams. The Lombards want to take advantage of the home factor again to run away in the series, while the Sardinians will have to raise the defensive intensity, especially from beyond the arc, in order not to allow Brescia the ease of basket seen in the first challenge.

The defenses are therefore the most attentive in this second match, with Brescia not only seeing 30 points from Della Valle in game-1, but also 24 from Mitrou-Long, while five players went to Sassari. in double digits. If the attacks, therefore, have turned, while the defenses and the two technicians will have worked above all on this in view of tonight’s challenge.

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Therefore, Sassari wins who overcomes Brescia 85-91 and thus conquers the victory in the challenge valid as game-2 of the quarter-finals of the Serie A playoffs. now they have two home games to try to make it through. For Brescia, however, it is mandatory to win in Sardinia to reopen the discussion.

85-91 The triple Mitrou-Long is missing and Bilan’s basket closes the conversation!

85-89 An additional free hit with 40 ″ from the end

85-88 Burnell’s basket which is also fouled

85-86 The triple Bendzius misses less than a minute from the siren!

85-86 Brown’s basket after two offensive rebounds won

83-86 One out of two to free for Logan, match completely reopened!

83-85 Mitrou-Long again, but this time for two

81-85 Mitrou-Long again and now the Lombards are at -4!

78-85 Triple from Mitrou-Long and Brescia trying to reopen the match!

75-85 One out of two to free for Bilan

75-84 Triple by Gabriel and Brescia who returns to a single figure behind

72-84 Logan answers immediately

72-82 Petrucelli hit

70-82 Zero out of two to free for Robinson

70-82 Brown’s basket

68-82 Robinson and Sassari’s basket which returns to +14

68-80 Logan’s triple turns off the enthusiasm of the hosts!

68-77 Basket by Brown and Brescia who try to reopen the games with a mini-partial of 5-0

66-77 One out of two to free for Moore

65-77 Brown’s basket

63-77 Two out of two to free for Bilan

63-75 Mitrou-Long’s basket again, the last to want to give up. Today Della Valle is absent for Brescia and the performance not at 100% weighs a lot

61-75 Logan’s basket

61-73 Mitrou-Long’s basket, but Brescia needs more to reopen the match

59-73 Triple from Logan and new maximum advantage for Sassari who is controlling the match

59-70 Brown’s basket

57-70 Zero out of two for Petrucelli, now everything turns badly in Brescia

57-70 Triple by Stefano Gentile and Sassari now really run away!

57-67 two out of two to free for Gentile and the third quarter ends

57-65 Moore’s basket trying to shake Brescia

55-65 Two out of two to free for Logan and double-digit advantage for the guests

55-63 Basket by Bilan and Sassari re-extend as we approach the end of the third quarter

55-61 Triple Robinson

55-58 Petrucelli and Brescia again returning to -3

53-58 The additional free was also scored

52-58 Brescia is released with Petrucelli, who also suffers a foul

50-58 Kruslin’s basket, now Brescia is in crisis

50-56 Two out of two to free for Bilan and Sassari who stretches

50-54 Robinson again, this time from beyond the arch, and Sardinians who go on +4

50-51 Basket by Robinson and Sassari who is ahead for the first time in the match!

50-49 Bilan’s basket

50-47 Laquintana answers for Brescia

48-47 Basket by Bendzius and Sassari back to -1

48-45 Two out of two to free for Bilan

48-43 Match that remains very nervous, many mistakes and fouls and a climate that is heating up

48-43 Bendzius basket

48-41 Recovery that starts like the first half, with a triple from Petrucelli

45-41 Two out of two free for Bendzius nine seconds from the interval

45-39 Triple for Robinson and Sassari gets closer

45-36 One out of two to free for Gabriel, while Diop must come out with three fouls already

44-36 Sassari basket

44-34 One out of two to free for Della Valle

43-34 Triple than usual Mitrou-Long, star player today, and riallunga Brescia

40-34 One out of two to free for Diop

40-33 Match still foul and now it’s two out of two for Mitrou-Long

38-33 Two out of two to free for Robinson

38-31 Triple by Mitrou-Long and, once again, when Sassari shortens Brescia riallunga

35-31 Mitrou-Long answers immediately

33-31 Bilan’s basket

33-29 One out of two to free for Laquintana

32-29 Unsportsman booed in Burnell

32-29 A free hit with Mitrou-Long

31-29 Technical foul by Stefano Gentile who furiously comes out of the field

31-29 Burnell’s basket

31-27 Triple by Gabriel and Brescia riallunga

28-27 Burnell’s basket, now Brescia no longer easily finds the way to the basket

28-25 One out of two to free for Cobbins

27-25 Burnell scores and Sassari returns to a basket away

27-23 Diop’s basket, match in great balance now

27-21 Mitrou-Long’s basket

25-21 Triple of Bendzius and Sassari was immediately rebuilt under

25-18 One out of two to free for Moore

24-18 Burnell’s basket

24-16 Free throw for Laquintana’s foul at the end with Bendzius

24-15 The first quarter ends with Brescia in clear advantage and a technical foul on Laquintana’s siren

24-15 Logan’s basket, Sassari unlocks after a couple of minutes

24-13 Two out of two to free for Della Valle and hosts who go in double figures

22-13 Triple by Della Valle and Brescia back to lengthen

19-13 Cobbins basket

17-13 Diop again to sign

17-11 Della Valle also hits the basket

15-11 Diop answers immediately

15-9 Petrucelli’s basket

13-9 Bendzius basket

13-7 Third triple for Brescia with Gabriel

10-7 Bendzius basket

10-5 Basket Diop

10-3 Triple from Petrucelli and extension for Brescia

7-3 Two out of two to free for Mitrou-Long

5-3 Two out of two to free for Della Valle, start of a very fragmented match

3-3 One out of two to free for Bilan

3-2 Two out of two to free for Bendzius

3-0 Already two fouls at Brescia after one minute of play

3-0 It starts immediately with Petrucelli’s triple

20.27 Teams in the field and ready for the tap-off.

20.25 Sassari, therefore, will try to dispel the Brescia taboo and will certainly focus on those who have tried to keep race-1 alive, namely Miro Bilan, David Logan, Eimantas Bendzius and Jason Burnell.

20.20 With Monday’s challenge there are three season precedents between the two teams and Brescia has won three times out of three.

20.15 Attention focused above all on the defenses, after the attacks dominated in the first challenge, with 8 players in double figures and Amedeo Della Valle the protagonist with 30 points. Both Brescia and Sassari will try to limit the opponent’s attacks this time.

20.10 In race-1 Brescia won 104-97, in a match where the hosts dug the decisive gap between the two central quarters.

20.00 Good evening everyone and welcome to the live broadcast of Brescia-Sassari, match valid as game-2 of the quarter-finals of the Serie A basketball playoffs

Good evening to all OA Sport readers, and welcome to LIVE LIVE of the match between Brescia and Dinamo Sassari, valid as game-2 of the quarter-finals of the 2022 Serie A basketball playoffs.

It starts again from 104-97 of race-1 for Brescia and obviously starts from the 30 points of Amedeo Della Valle, absolute star in the first match between the two teams. The Lombards want to take advantage of the home factor again to run away in the series, while the Sardinians will have to raise the defensive intensity, especially from beyond the arc, in order not to allow Brescia the ease of basket seen in the first challenge.

The defenses are therefore the most attentive in this second match, with Brescia not only seeing 30 points from Della Valle in game-1, but also 24 from Mitrou-Long, while five players went to Sassari. in double digits. If the attacks, therefore, have turned, while the defenses and the two technicians will have worked above all on this in view of tonight’s challenge.

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1652930745) } [7]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(126) "3 reasons that would prevent us from losing the extra pounds despite the carbohydrate-free diet, fasting and very few calories" ["link"]=> string(156) "http://newsweather.org/health/3-reasons-that-would-prevent-us-from-losing-the-extra-pounds-despite-the-carbohydrate-free-diet-fasting-and-very-few-calories/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Laura Surber" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 19 May 2022 01:51:27 +0000" ["category"]=> string(72) "HealthCaloriescarbohydratefreedietextrafastingLosingpoundspreventreasons" ["guid"]=> string(30) "http://newsweather.org/?p=2524" ["description"]=> string(774) "The verb to lose weight is one of the most used in today’s society. In fact, a large part of the population dreams of losing weight at least once in their life. A dream common to those who have a few pounds accumulated, but also to those who are in a healthy weight, therefore often ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(6580) "

The verb to lose weight is one of the most used in today’s society. In fact, a large part of the population dreams of losing weight at least once in their life.

A dream common to those who have a few pounds accumulated, but also to those who are in a healthy weight, therefore often shared by those who would not have any kilos to lose.

Responsible for a model of perfection sponsored and acclaimed in the last decade, where beauty is often synonymous with thinness.

Therefore many people, in view of the summer or before important events, decide to go on a diet. To do this, many choose the deleterious “do it yourself”, which very often causes serious damage to health.

Many resort to crash diets without entire categories of foods, others choose to fast for most of the day, still others simply reduce their calorie intake.

Whatever the path chosen, often the weight on the scale does not change, despite the enormous efforts.

3 reasons that would prevent us from losing the extra pounds despite the carbohydrate-free diet, fasting and very few calories

This lack of weight loss could be due to several factors, first of all a settling of the body. Maybe the organism is getting used to the new rhythms and the new ones eating habits. For this reason, weight results may come with a slight delay.

Another reason that could affect your weight is an illusory calorie restriction. In fact, many choose to completely eliminate certain categories of foods such as carbohydrates, replacing them with foods that apparently seem less caloric. However, this choice can deceive us and we may find ourselves consuming more caloric and less satiating foods. An example? The classic salads considered dietary, but which stuffed with different types of foods take on a much higher caloric value.

Third and not least reason is the lack of movement. Many, by reducing calories, feel more tired and consequently rest more, consuming less. In this way, they balance once again caloric intake and energy expenditure. It should also not be forgotten that excessively reducing calories or eliminating entire categories of foods could cause excessive fatigue linked to the lack of some precious elements. Their lack could cause considerable damage to health.

So here are the 3 reasons that would prevent us from losing the extra pounds despite the diet.

So how do you know if the diet is working even if the weight does not go down?

It may happen that during dieting periods the weight on the scale remains unchanged. This factor, however, does not indicate a failed diet. To assess whether the nutritional plan is working there are other factors to consider.

Among these we find the quality of sleep and the greatest energies. In fact, when a diet is functional, the benefits are visible already after the first few weeks. Energy levels will be higher and sleep will be continuous and restorative.

Clothes are another factor to consider. If after the first few weeks of the diet the clothes begin to be wider, even by just a few centimeters, it means that the diet is paying off, despite the fact that the weight on the scale remains unchanged.

Useful tips

In addition, a tip to improve the effect of the diet and to accelerate the basal metabolism is to hydrate more. Indeed drink 2 more glasses of a common beverage can help us lose weight. This is because it would help us increase the production of norepinephrine, a hormone capable of accelerating the heartbeat and increasing the release of glucose. In addition, it would also induce lipolysis, allowing a more sudden weight loss.

Recommended reading

To lose weight quickly, lose fat and eliminate intestinal gas this would be the spice we should eat, also useful for preventing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

(The information in this article is for informational purposes only and does not in any way substitute for medical advice and / or the opinion of a specialist. Furthermore, it does not constitute an element for formulating a diagnosis or for prescribing a treatment. For this reason it is recommended, in any case, to always seek the opinion of a doctor or a specialist and to read the warnings regarding this article and the author’s responsibilities which can be consulted. HERE”)

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" } ["summary"]=> string(774) "The verb to lose weight is one of the most used in today’s society. In fact, a large part of the population dreams of losing weight at least once in their life. A dream common to those who have a few pounds accumulated, but also to those who are in a healthy weight, therefore often ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(6580) "

The verb to lose weight is one of the most used in today’s society. In fact, a large part of the population dreams of losing weight at least once in their life.

A dream common to those who have a few pounds accumulated, but also to those who are in a healthy weight, therefore often shared by those who would not have any kilos to lose.

Responsible for a model of perfection sponsored and acclaimed in the last decade, where beauty is often synonymous with thinness.

Therefore many people, in view of the summer or before important events, decide to go on a diet. To do this, many choose the deleterious “do it yourself”, which very often causes serious damage to health.

Many resort to crash diets without entire categories of foods, others choose to fast for most of the day, still others simply reduce their calorie intake.

Whatever the path chosen, often the weight on the scale does not change, despite the enormous efforts.

3 reasons that would prevent us from losing the extra pounds despite the carbohydrate-free diet, fasting and very few calories

This lack of weight loss could be due to several factors, first of all a settling of the body. Maybe the organism is getting used to the new rhythms and the new ones eating habits. For this reason, weight results may come with a slight delay.

Another reason that could affect your weight is an illusory calorie restriction. In fact, many choose to completely eliminate certain categories of foods such as carbohydrates, replacing them with foods that apparently seem less caloric. However, this choice can deceive us and we may find ourselves consuming more caloric and less satiating foods. An example? The classic salads considered dietary, but which stuffed with different types of foods take on a much higher caloric value.

Third and not least reason is the lack of movement. Many, by reducing calories, feel more tired and consequently rest more, consuming less. In this way, they balance once again caloric intake and energy expenditure. It should also not be forgotten that excessively reducing calories or eliminating entire categories of foods could cause excessive fatigue linked to the lack of some precious elements. Their lack could cause considerable damage to health.

So here are the 3 reasons that would prevent us from losing the extra pounds despite the diet.

So how do you know if the diet is working even if the weight does not go down?

It may happen that during dieting periods the weight on the scale remains unchanged. This factor, however, does not indicate a failed diet. To assess whether the nutritional plan is working there are other factors to consider.

Among these we find the quality of sleep and the greatest energies. In fact, when a diet is functional, the benefits are visible already after the first few weeks. Energy levels will be higher and sleep will be continuous and restorative.

Clothes are another factor to consider. If after the first few weeks of the diet the clothes begin to be wider, even by just a few centimeters, it means that the diet is paying off, despite the fact that the weight on the scale remains unchanged.

Useful tips

In addition, a tip to improve the effect of the diet and to accelerate the basal metabolism is to hydrate more. Indeed drink 2 more glasses of a common beverage can help us lose weight. This is because it would help us increase the production of norepinephrine, a hormone capable of accelerating the heartbeat and increasing the release of glucose. In addition, it would also induce lipolysis, allowing a more sudden weight loss.

Recommended reading

To lose weight quickly, lose fat and eliminate intestinal gas this would be the spice we should eat, also useful for preventing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

(The information in this article is for informational purposes only and does not in any way substitute for medical advice and / or the opinion of a specialist. Furthermore, it does not constitute an element for formulating a diagnosis or for prescribing a treatment. For this reason it is recommended, in any case, to always seek the opinion of a doctor or a specialist and to read the warnings regarding this article and the author’s responsibilities which can be consulted. HERE”)

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3 reasons that would prevent us from losing the extra pounds despite the carbohydrate-free diet, fasting and very few calories


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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1652925087) } [8]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(68) "Scientists see signs of traumatic brain injury in headbutting muskox" ["link"]=> string(100) "http://newsweather.org/science/scientists-see-signs-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-headbutting-muskox/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Laura Surber" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 19 May 2022 01:50:07 +0000" ["category"]=> string(59) "sciencebrainheadbuttinginjurymuskoxscientistssignstraumatic" ["guid"]=> string(31) "https://newsweather.org/?p=2522" ["description"]=> string(739) "Journal Reference: Nicole L. Ackermans, Merina Varghese, Terrie M. Williams, Nicholas Grimaldi, Enna Selmanovic, Akbar Alipour, Priti Balchandani, Joy S. Reidenberg, Patrick R. Hof. Evidence of traumatic brain injury in headbutting bovids. Acta Neuropathologica, 2022; DOI: 10.1007/s00401-022-02427-2 “Death and disability caused by traumatic brain injury is a widespread problem that needs better solutions,” said Nicole ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5400) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Nicole L. Ackermans, Merina Varghese, Terrie M. Williams, Nicholas Grimaldi, Enna Selmanovic, Akbar Alipour, Priti Balchandani, Joy S. Reidenberg, Patrick R. Hof. Evidence of traumatic brain injury in headbutting bovids. Acta Neuropathologica, 2022; DOI: 10.1007/s00401-022-02427-2

“Death and disability caused by traumatic brain injury is a widespread problem that needs better solutions,” said Nicole Ackermans, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at Icahn Mount Sinai and the study leader. “We showed that animals which regularly engage in headbutting may actually suffer the kind of traumatic brain injury seen in humans. This opens the possibility that by studying these animals we could learn a lot about traumatic brain injury.”

Dr. Ackermans and her colleagues studied the brains of three deceased muskoxen from Greenland and four bighorn sheep, which were obtained from parks in Colorado and Utah and the Buffalo Zoo in New York.

Part of the reason for obtaining brains from these horned animals is that they are known to engage in violent head-to-head collisions, usually in mating and social hierarchy rituals. For instance, male muskoxen often reach speeds of up to 30 miles an hour before impact. Although a few studies have observed symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as acting dazed, none have directly tested whether the brains of muskoxen and other ramming animals show any damage.

The other reason is that bovids — such as cows, sheep, buffalo, gazelles, and the animals in the study — have gyrencephalic, or folded, brains, which are also seen in humans.

“Our lab tries to use evolution to help solve medical mysteries,” said Patrick R. Hof, MD, Professor of Neuroscience at Icahn Mount Sinai and senior author of the study. “One of the difficulties of TBI research is that most of it is performed on smooth, rodent brains. We thought that studying the brains of ramming bovids might provide a better model for understanding TBI in humans.”

When they first arrived, the animals’ brains looked healthy, and brain scans showed that the overall structure of each animal’s brain was intact.

To look for signs of TBI damage, the researchers then cut the brains into thin slices and treated the slices with antibodies made to detect phosphorylated tau proteins found in humans or mice. This form of tau is a hallmark of damage that is often seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients, or in people who have suffered TBIs, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

When they looked at the brains under a microscope, they saw that one of the antibodies stained muskoxen brains at easily detectable levels, whereas the bighorn sheep brains had lightly detectable levels of staining by a different antibody.

“At first we were surprised. One of the challenges with these kinds of studies is that we don’t know whether antibodies used on human and rodents will work on bovid brains,” Dr. Ackermans said. “The fact that we detected these antibodies was important. It suggested that the brains of these animals, especially the muskoxen, sustain TBI-like damage.”

Further analysis supported the idea. For example, the prefrontal cortex of the muskoxen brains had high levels of tau protein tangles, especially near the surface of the cortex.

“This pattern is sometimes seen in the brains of people who suffer from CTE,” Dr. Ackermans said. “Our results open the possibility that these animal’s brains undergo chronic, repetitive damage, as seen in some TBI patients.”

In contrast, when the researchers looked at brain slices from an Alzheimer’s disease patient, they saw a more even and widespread staining pattern.

Curiously, an old female muskox had much more — about 20 times more — staining than the older male and five times more staining than another female. This is the opposite of what the researchers hypothesized, as males are known to ram each other harder and more often than females.

“This study left us with many interesting questions, like: Why did the female muskox brains appear to have more damage than the male ones? Is this because of differences in skull anatomy? Why did the brains of bighorn sheep have so little damage? And is it possible to harness the knowledge we gain from these animals to develop better treatments for TBI?” said Dr. Ackermans.

This work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (P2ZHP3_191255) and the Office of Naval Research (N00014-20-452 1-2762; N00014-17-1-2737).

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Scientists see signs of traumatic brain injury in headbutting muskox

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Journal Reference:

  1. Nicole L. Ackermans, Merina Varghese, Terrie M. Williams, Nicholas Grimaldi, Enna Selmanovic, Akbar Alipour, Priti Balchandani, Joy S. Reidenberg, Patrick R. Hof. Evidence of traumatic brain injury in headbutting bovids. Acta Neuropathologica, 2022; DOI: 10.1007/s00401-022-02427-2

“Death and disability caused by traumatic brain injury is a widespread problem that needs better solutions,” said Nicole Ackermans, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at Icahn Mount Sinai and the study leader. “We showed that animals which regularly engage in headbutting may actually suffer the kind of traumatic brain injury seen in humans. This opens the possibility that by studying these animals we could learn a lot about traumatic brain injury.”

Dr. Ackermans and her colleagues studied the brains of three deceased muskoxen from Greenland and four bighorn sheep, which were obtained from parks in Colorado and Utah and the Buffalo Zoo in New York.

Part of the reason for obtaining brains from these horned animals is that they are known to engage in violent head-to-head collisions, usually in mating and social hierarchy rituals. For instance, male muskoxen often reach speeds of up to 30 miles an hour before impact. Although a few studies have observed symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as acting dazed, none have directly tested whether the brains of muskoxen and other ramming animals show any damage.

The other reason is that bovids — such as cows, sheep, buffalo, gazelles, and the animals in the study — have gyrencephalic, or folded, brains, which are also seen in humans.

“Our lab tries to use evolution to help solve medical mysteries,” said Patrick R. Hof, MD, Professor of Neuroscience at Icahn Mount Sinai and senior author of the study. “One of the difficulties of TBI research is that most of it is performed on smooth, rodent brains. We thought that studying the brains of ramming bovids might provide a better model for understanding TBI in humans.”

When they first arrived, the animals’ brains looked healthy, and brain scans showed that the overall structure of each animal’s brain was intact.

To look for signs of TBI damage, the researchers then cut the brains into thin slices and treated the slices with antibodies made to detect phosphorylated tau proteins found in humans or mice. This form of tau is a hallmark of damage that is often seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients, or in people who have suffered TBIs, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

When they looked at the brains under a microscope, they saw that one of the antibodies stained muskoxen brains at easily detectable levels, whereas the bighorn sheep brains had lightly detectable levels of staining by a different antibody.

“At first we were surprised. One of the challenges with these kinds of studies is that we don’t know whether antibodies used on human and rodents will work on bovid brains,” Dr. Ackermans said. “The fact that we detected these antibodies was important. It suggested that the brains of these animals, especially the muskoxen, sustain TBI-like damage.”

Further analysis supported the idea. For example, the prefrontal cortex of the muskoxen brains had high levels of tau protein tangles, especially near the surface of the cortex.

“This pattern is sometimes seen in the brains of people who suffer from CTE,” Dr. Ackermans said. “Our results open the possibility that these animal’s brains undergo chronic, repetitive damage, as seen in some TBI patients.”

In contrast, when the researchers looked at brain slices from an Alzheimer’s disease patient, they saw a more even and widespread staining pattern.

Curiously, an old female muskox had much more — about 20 times more — staining than the older male and five times more staining than another female. This is the opposite of what the researchers hypothesized, as males are known to ram each other harder and more often than females.

“This study left us with many interesting questions, like: Why did the female muskox brains appear to have more damage than the male ones? Is this because of differences in skull anatomy? Why did the brains of bighorn sheep have so little damage? And is it possible to harness the knowledge we gain from these animals to develop better treatments for TBI?” said Dr. Ackermans.

This work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (P2ZHP3_191255) and the Office of Naval Research (N00014-20-452 1-2762; N00014-17-1-2737).

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Due to the potential salmonella risk, the Ministry of Health has foreseen the withdrawal of a type of biscuit used by a large distribution chain.

Humans typically contract salmonella after feeding on salmonella infected meat.

Humans become infected mainly by eating food from infected animals.

The foods most frequently involved are the eggs and meatand more precisely foods prepared with raw eggs such as mayonnaise and raw or undercooked poultry or beef.

In rarer cases, salmonellosis is transmitted through the ingestion of food contaminated with excrement of a carrier animal salmonella: this may concern fruit, vegetables, milk or dairy products.

Sometimes contamination also occurs from human to human, when food is prepared by a sick person or a carrier of salmonella. Salmonella can too pass from a contaminated food to a healthy food.

Finally, pets, birds and small rodents, as well as dogs and cats, are part of the important animal reservoir for these bacteria.

Another source of contamination is emerging in Western countries through new pets, in particular reptiles (snakes, iguanas, turtles), which for 90% are carriers of salmonella.

Salmonella is one of the most common types of food poisoning caused by bacteria. It usually involves stomach cramps and diarrhea that last for four to seven days. For some people it can be more serious.

In some people, the diarrhea can be severe or last longer. In general, children are more likely to contract salmonella than other age groups.

The symptoms of salmonella are vague and can be caused by many diseases. The only way to know for sure that diarrhea, cramps and fever are caused by Salmonella infection is to perform a laboratory test on the stool.

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Recently, due to the risk of contamination for salmonella, the Ministry of Health, as well as the company responsible for the spread, released the news of the withdrawal of some confectionery products.

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Salmonella in vitro – BedQutidiano.it

As reported by the Lifebuoy, the packages subject to withdrawal are confectionery products in which there are chocolate in small pieces and are:

Cookies with chocolate chips in the 180-gram pack of the Elite company. All lots produced before 04/29/2022 and the relative expiry dates are affected. The reason for the recall was the possible presence of salmonella.

Dark chocolate rice cakesand in the 70 gram pack of the Elite company. All lots produced before 04/29/2022 and the relative expiration dates are interested in the withdrawal. The reason for the recall was the possible presence of salmonella.

Milk chocolate rice cakes in the 70 gram pack marketed by the Elite company. All lots produced before 04/29/2022 and the relative expiration dates are interested in the withdrawal. The reason for the recall was the possible presence of salmonella.

It is also part of the retreat Stockfish rehydrated by ALBIGADUS Snc – ALBISSOLA SUPERIORE SV – IT366CE. The reasons for the withdrawal the possibility of a chemical risk.

We would love to thank the author of this post for this remarkable web content

“Salmonella risk”, watch out for these famous biscuits: many have breakfast with them – BedQuotidiano.it


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Due to the potential salmonella risk, the Ministry of Health has foreseen the withdrawal of a type of biscuit used by a large distribution chain.

Humans typically contract salmonella after feeding on salmonella infected meat.

Humans become infected mainly by eating food from infected animals.

The foods most frequently involved are the eggs and meatand more precisely foods prepared with raw eggs such as mayonnaise and raw or undercooked poultry or beef.

In rarer cases, salmonellosis is transmitted through the ingestion of food contaminated with excrement of a carrier animal salmonella: this may concern fruit, vegetables, milk or dairy products.

Sometimes contamination also occurs from human to human, when food is prepared by a sick person or a carrier of salmonella. Salmonella can too pass from a contaminated food to a healthy food.

Finally, pets, birds and small rodents, as well as dogs and cats, are part of the important animal reservoir for these bacteria.

Another source of contamination is emerging in Western countries through new pets, in particular reptiles (snakes, iguanas, turtles), which for 90% are carriers of salmonella.

Salmonella is one of the most common types of food poisoning caused by bacteria. It usually involves stomach cramps and diarrhea that last for four to seven days. For some people it can be more serious.

In some people, the diarrhea can be severe or last longer. In general, children are more likely to contract salmonella than other age groups.

The symptoms of salmonella are vague and can be caused by many diseases. The only way to know for sure that diarrhea, cramps and fever are caused by Salmonella infection is to perform a laboratory test on the stool.

Elite cookie collection

Recently, due to the risk of contamination for salmonella, the Ministry of Health, as well as the company responsible for the spread, released the news of the withdrawal of some confectionery products.

Salmonella in vitro
Salmonella in vitro – BedQutidiano.it

As reported by the Lifebuoy, the packages subject to withdrawal are confectionery products in which there are chocolate in small pieces and are:

Cookies with chocolate chips in the 180-gram pack of the Elite company. All lots produced before 04/29/2022 and the relative expiry dates are affected. The reason for the recall was the possible presence of salmonella.

Dark chocolate rice cakesand in the 70 gram pack of the Elite company. All lots produced before 04/29/2022 and the relative expiration dates are interested in the withdrawal. The reason for the recall was the possible presence of salmonella.

Milk chocolate rice cakes in the 70 gram pack marketed by the Elite company. All lots produced before 04/29/2022 and the relative expiration dates are interested in the withdrawal. The reason for the recall was the possible presence of salmonella.

It is also part of the retreat Stockfish rehydrated by ALBIGADUS Snc – ALBISSOLA SUPERIORE SV – IT366CE. The reasons for the withdrawal the possibility of a chemical risk.

We would love to thank the author of this post for this remarkable web content

“Salmonella risk”, watch out for these famous biscuits: many have breakfast with them – BedQuotidiano.it


You can find our social media accounts as well as other pages that are related to them.http://newsweather-org.ntcloudhosting.com/related-pages/

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