Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans , the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species. When coffee berries turn from green to bright red in color — indicating ripeness — they are picked, processed, and dried. Roasted beans are ground and then brewed with near-boiling water to produce the beverage known as coffee. Coffee is darkly colored, bitter, slightly acidic and has a stimulating effect in humans, primarily due to its caffeine content. It is usually served hot, although chilled or iced coffee is common. Sugar , sugar substitutes , milk or cream are often used to lessen the bitter taste.
CAIRO Reuters - Dredging and tugging aimed at freeing a mega vessel stuck in the Suez Canal failed on Friday to end a blockage that has lifted shipping rates for fuel tankers and scrambled global supply chains for everything from grains to baby clothes. President Joe Biden said his administration was looking at what it could do to help, after the metre yard long Ever Given ran aground in the vital trade waterway on Tuesday due to strong wind. And we are seeing what help we can be," Biden told reporters in Delaware. The latest effort to dislodge the ship with tug boats was suspended late on Friday, and attempts would resume on Saturday, three sources at the canal said.
The concept of consensually strong states discussed in our last post suggests one possible answer. Instead, it appears that though the state is often an instrument of repression and extraction in the hands of economic or political elites, there are at times important benefits from state centralization as we have also argued in Why Nations Fail , and the state can even be a useful instrument for the disadvantaged in their struggles against the local elites. We are not aware of any comprehensive approach that models or successfully integrates these different ideas. It is meant to stand apart from strong states that are useful because they can provide socially useful public goods and from weak states cannot or will not provide such public goods.
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