Leopard tanks to wake up, disaster announced 50 years ago, testicular cancer laughs – rts.ch

Mythical army tanks that could be raised to save the Grand Muette, climate change announced half a century ago by the IPCC, the differences between Switzerland and the Bahamas on the path to good tax practices, a hilarious podcast discussing testicular cancer and “unconditional love” in approaching LGBT + people: these are the five picks of the week from RTSinfo.

GUIDED TOUR – Should the army’s ancient Leopard tanks be awakened from their slumber?

96 them to sleep peacefully in a hangar, but they could be returned to service in the near future: were the old Leopard tanks in the army removed at the end of the Cold War the solution to update Switzerland’s defense?

With the war in Ukraine, European states began to increase their military budgets. Switzerland is invincible, with its goal of increasing the military budget from 5 to 7 billion francs by 2030.

It is in this context that the noble Leopard tanks have returned to the center of attention: States Councilor Werner Salzmann (BE / UDC), the head of the Foreign Policy Committee, has proposed to renovate them. The Mise au point program visited the large hangar where these war vehicles were stored, in a secret location in eastern Switzerland.

>> The report from Focus:

Army: did we get the old tanks? / Focus / 13 min. / Sunday at 8:13 p.m.

>> Read: Should old army tanks be removed from the trash to strengthen the defense?

INTERVIEW – Drought, heat waves etc were announced 50 years ago

Global warming is self-evident and severe events are becoming more frequent. A heat dome is covering Europe, where temperatures near record highs were recorded for the month of May. Drought is also raging and endangering crops.

This situation is not surprising to climatologist and ex-vice-president of the IPCC Jean Jouzel. “What we are experiencing now in terms of the rate of warming, sea level rise, intensification of severe events, is what the IPCC envisions in a series of reports”, he said. He therefore invites us to take the IPCC’s predictions for the coming years “very seriously”.

>> Jean Jouzel’s interview with La Matinale:

Jean Jouzel, paleoclimatologist and former vice president of the IPCC (video) [RTS]

Jean Jouzel, paleoclimatologist and former vice president of the IPCC (video) / La Matinale / 7 min. / August 10, 2021

>> Read: Jean Jouzel, climatologist: “We are now experiencing what we thought for 50 years”

INTERVIEW – Switzerland -Bahamas, the hare and the tortoise following the tax

A few years ago, Switzerland and the Bahamas had a similar tax system that was considered opaque internationally. Now, the former are “doing the work” to number, while the latter are “dragging their feet” before being forced to do so, according to OECD expert Pascal Saint-Amans on the TTC show, who shoot in the Bahamas a special broadcast on Monday.

Both the European Union and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have sought tax havens in recent years. Switzerland as well as the Bahamas, in particular, will have to change their tax models to achieve specific ethics.

>> The topic of the TTC to change the financial landscape in the Bahamas:

The Bahamas had to abandon bank secrecy under international pressure from the OECD.  Today, they seek to capitalize on cryptocurrencies. [RTS]

The Bahamas had to abandon bank secrecy under international pressure from the OECD. Today, they seek to capitalize on cryptocurrencies. / TTC (All taxes included) / 7 min. / Monday at 8:14 p.m.

>> Read: Pascal Saint-Amans: on tax matters, “Switzerland is already doing the job, the Bahamas too, but more slowly”

TESTIMONY – Against testicular cancer, the party laughs about it

For ten months, Neuchâtel resident Joseph Barnes co-hosted a hilarious podcast dedicated to his testicular cancer. “Having a Ball” aims to make people laugh despite the brutality of adversity, but also to make men aware of the importance of constantly monitoring their private parts to better avoid the worst kind. in pain.

When announcing his testicular cancer on June 23 last year, Joseph Barnes learned that he had metastases to the spine and lungs. He chose to deal with it with ridicule – “having a ball”, the name of his podcast, is also an expression that in English means “having a lot of fun”. But Joseph Barnes knows this, laughing can sometimes be harder in the face of his deteriorating health condition.

>> Joseph Barnes’s testimony at 7:30 pm:

the podcast

The podcast “There’s a Ball” bets on humor to raise men’s awareness of testicular cancer risks / 7:30 pm / 2 min. / Monday at 7:30 p.m.

>> Read: Testicular cancer, the stakes are ridiculous about it to be more preventable

FACE TO FACE – Facing LGBT+ people, “an unconditional love that doesn’t judge”

“Labels are just labels. It’s everyone’s fight to get rid of them”, estimated Valais philosopher Alexandre Jollien at 7:30 pm on RTS, Tuesday on the occasion of the International Day of Struggle against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.

Alexandre Jollien, who has lived with cerebral palsy since birth, came out in June 2021. He who is awaiting “social banishment” declares himself “delighted with the unconditional love and tolerance received”.

For Sierrois, “the idea of ​​the struggle for the equality of a community is rather universal”, an appointment of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and his sentence: “If all minorities unite, they are the majority”.

>> The interview with Alexandre Jollien at 7:30 p.m.:

Violence against the LGBT community: the point of view of philosopher Alexandre Jollien [RTS]

Violence against the LGBT community: the point of view of philosopher Alexandre Jollien / 7:30 pm / 4 min. / Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

>> Read: Alexandre Jollien: “We celebrate an unconditional love that does not judge”

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