Steven Spielberg delivered the keynote address on the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust in New York today.The Holocaust took the lives of 6 million Jews and countless other victims who suffered at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators seven decades ago.Understanding its causes, the impact it had on the victims and their families, and finding a means of preventing other such atrocities today is the main reason why the United Nations and countries around the world hold memorial ceremonies every year.Following the release of his film Schindler’s List in 1993, Mr. Spielberg solidified his commitment to keeping alive the memory and lessons of the Holocaust by founding the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education. Established to collect and preserve testimonies of survivors and other witnesses to the Holocaust, the Institute maintains one of the world’s largest video digital libraries — nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages from 56 countries. Please visit www.sfi.usc.edu for more information.“Genocide is an evil. But, the greatest evil is when people who have been spared the horrors commit themselves to despair,” Spielberg said. “We know despair and remembering are a choice. But we need to confront and act on what we learned.”The International Day marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp. Visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum this past November, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “We will continue to shine a light on these unspeakable crimes so that they may never be repeated.” Emphasizing the importance of formal instruction on this subject, the Secretary-General has also said that education and public awareness are the first defense against prejudice, ethnic hatred and intolerance. To work towards these goals, The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme have created a multifaceted educational initiative involving students around the world through the global network of United Nations Information Centres, which will also organize commemorative events this week.Following a video message from Secretary-General Ban, other speakers at the United Nations memorial ceremony included H.E. Mr. John Ashe, President of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly; and H.E. Mr. Ron Prosor and H.E. Ms. Samantha Power, Permanent Representatives of Israel and the United States to the United Nations, respectively.Rena Finder, a Holocaust survivor whose name appeared on the real-life Schindler’s List, also shared her testimony. “Encouraging young people to be more accepting of others and learn from the cruelty that was inflicted on Jews and other minorities during the Holocaust has been my life’s work,” said Mrs. Finder. Students who study the Holocaust at the Bronx High School for Science also took part: Sofie Somoroff, Afsara Ali, Kevin Xia and Bhaavya Sinha.Cantor Shmuel Barzilai recited the memorial prayers with keyboard accompanist Jonathan Rimberg, following musical interludes performed by the 92nd Street Y Woodwind Quintet.“Remembrance Week: Journeys through the Holocaust,” will be held from 23 to 29 January at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Two exhibitions will open, one to mark the seventieth anniversary of the deportation of the Jews in Hungary on 23 January and another on the March of the Living International on 28 January. In addition, the film Blinky & Me, directed and produced by Tomas Magierski, on the life of animator and Holocaust survivor Yoram Gross, will be screened on 28 January.The full calendar of events is available at www.un.org/holocaustremembrance.The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, called for by General Assembly resolution 60/7, was established in 2006 to encourage education about, and remembrance of, the Holocaust.
By Julia CabreraRabat – After entering an agreement with Oil Gas Investment Fund (OGIF), Sound Energy PLC has already built two wells for their projected gas reservoir in the Tendrara region, and the third, TE-8, has reached its casing stage.The TE-8, created to test the lateral extent of gas in the TAGI (Trias Argilo-Gréseux Inférieur) reservoir, has reached 2,977 meters in depth and is now just two meters away from the main reservoir of the TAGI formation. In the case that gas in found in the main wells, a new track will be built 900 meters to the north west for the course of 30 days to assure deeper gas contact, according to investment website Proactive Investors.“Whatever comes in the next two months, the firm has already enjoyed considerable success at Tendrara,” said Proactive Investor. The Tendrara license agreement, valued at EUR 254.3 million, has proven to be successful thus far.Results from the previous wells, TE-6 and TE-7, support the company’s claims of success, as no barriers or water formations were found during testing. Sound Energy told Proactive Investors that the wells showed “significant connected volumes of Gas.” They stated that they will further monitor the gas pressure traveling across the older wells in order to verify the reservoir’s overall connectivity.According to capitals analyst Lionel Therond, the gas reservoir is one of many “Value-accretive” catalysts expected in 2017.“We believe the stock provides investors the opportunity to gain exposure to one of the few growth stories in the sector, with the potential to benefit from substantial appreciation as assets get de-risked and material resources are added,” he said in a written statement. read more
Rabat – The port of Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in the north of Morocco, witnessed a fight between a large group of Moroccan migrants on June 17. The Spanish news agency EFE reported that 40 people were arrested following an “intense fight.” El Faro de Ceuta reports “About 60 of them occupied the port of the city to battle while there was only one police officer.”The newspaper added “The members of the second Moroccan group were waiting for those in the southern region, accused of aggression and stealing.” The brawl escalated to include stone throwing, the destruction of vehicles, and arson on shipping containers. A port worker was reportedly injured in the hand during the fight. “The situation of port employees can be described in one word: fear.” Stated El Faro de Ceuta.The Civil Guard were sent early this morning to the port to end the conflict. They were joined by Reserve and Security Groups “RSG” and even the Maritime Service in an attempt to control the escalating dispute.Thirty-six people were detained for investigation and a further four arrested for involvement in stone throwing and acts of arson. El Faro de Ceuta pointed out “All arrested persons will be progressively transferred to the national police so that, under the Immigration Act, they are deported, except in the case of detention on behalf of detainees who have committed crimes that will be reported to the courts.” read more
On Wednesday, Sept. 1, the main campus of Brock will be the site of a major Opening of Term conference held by the Niagara Catholic District School Board.The event, which runs from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., will draw up to 3,000 teachers and staff.School board officials have directed most attendees to ride a special shuttle bus service to the Brock campus. However, a number of them will arrive in private vehicles, resulting in higher-than-normal traffic on roads in and around the university.Brock’s Parking Services staff will make every effort to expedite traffic and parking that morning. However, anyone driving to companies or agencies around the campus that day should allow themselves more time than normal to get through the area streets.Anyone requiring more information should contact Brent Schulz, Recreation Services manager, at 906-688-5550 x3927. read more
SOCIALIST MICHELLE BACHELET easily trounced her conservative rival yesterday and was swept back into Chile’s presidency on a platform of narrowing the gap between the rich and poor.One of the first challenges for Bachelet, who was president 2006-2010, will be to dampen the soaring expectations for quick changes as Chile’s booming economy loses steam with Asian demands for Chile’s copper diminishing.Bachelet defeated conservative Evelyn Matthei in a landslide, 62 percent to 38 percent, according to official returns. The race marked the first time in Latin America that a presidential runoff was held between two women.“Chile, now, finally, the time has come to carry out the changes,” Bachelet, joined by her children and mother Angela Jeria, told cheering supporters in Santiago shortly after her resounding victory.The 62-year-old president-elect takes office March 11 to succeed conservative billionaire President Sebastian Pinera for a term running through 2018.HistoricThis is a “historic” moment for Chile, Bachelet said, because the country “has decided that this is the time to carry out far-reaching reforms” such as free post-secondary education, raising taxes and adopting a new, more modern constitution.Bachelet praised the thousands of student protesters who, starting in 2011, held massive street protests demanding free, quality university education.“Money is not what should be driving education. Education is not merchandise. Dreams are not something that you go out and buy; everyone has the right to have them,” Bachelet said.“It isn’t going to be easy” to carry out the necessary social and economic changes, Bachelet said. “But since when was it ever easy to change the world for the better?”In this second term Bachelet will have a chance to cement her legacy as a transformative leader with reforms aimed at overhauling the constitution and the government structure, a legacy of the 1973-1990 military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.High stakes for Bachelet’s second termBachelet focused her 2013 campaign on promises of greater social justice in a country that has the highest per capita income of any Latin American country.She has proposed increasing taxes to raise $8.2 billion for the state coffers, and wants to provide universally free access to post-secondary education.As part of her ambitious reform agenda, Bachelet hopes to bring Chile in line with a wave of social liberalism spreading across once-conservative Latin America, including by legalizing abortion and opening discussions on same-sex marriage.But she has also complained that four years will not be enough to meet all of the high expectations for reform.Even the students that she praised did not all support her: the more radical leaders say they mistrust her and called for their followers to abstain from voting.They are also organising a mass protest, along with environmentalists and gay rights groups, scheduled to be held four days after Bachelet takes office.Bachelet is also inheriting an economy that is losing steam after some five years at a five per cent growth rate. Growth next year is forecast at between 3.75 and 4.75 per cent.In her first term, Bachelet reformed the pension system, improved health and social services, and focused on the well-being of Chile’s working class and elderly.Her first term also coincided with a boom in global demand for copper.The final vote results were the worst for any Chilean conservative candidate since democracy was restored in 1990.- © AFP, 2013Read: Identifying victims of Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’> read more
ISRAELI SOLDIERS SHOT dead a 14-year-old Palestinian in overnight clashes in the occupied West Bank as they pressed a hunt for three missing Israeli teenagers, medical sources confirmed this morning.The teenager was killed in Dura, south of the West Bank city of Hebron, which has been the principal focus of the massive Israeli operation.Palestinian security forces identified the boy killed as Mohammed Dudin.They said clashes erupted after Israeli forces arrived to conduct arrests as part of the operation to locate the three teenagers they believe were abducted by Islamist movement Hamas.Dudin was taken to the Alia hospital in Hebron, where officials determined his death was caused by a gun shot to his chest.The Israeli army said soldiers had arrived to arrest a “terror activist” in Dura, where Palestinians threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the forces, who responded with live fire.A spokeswoman told AFP they were examining the reports of Dudin’s death.- © AFP, 2014Opinion: As a former Israeli soldier, I had to speak out about the injustices I participated in > Read: Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers > read more
Zsa Zsa Source: Jeff Chiu/AP/Press Association ImagesA NINE-YEAR-OLD English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest.Zsa Zsa won the title at the competition in San Francisco last night.The dog’s owner Megan Brainard, from Minnesota, will receive $1,500 (about €1,300) for Zsa Zsa’s win.Dogs in the annual competition flaunt their ‘imperfections’ while they and their handlers walk down a red carpet. The dogs are evaluated by a panel of judges.The contestants included a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang. Wild Thang Source: Jeff Chiu/AP/Press Association ImagesLast year’s winner was a 125-pound (57kg) Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha.The contest is in its 30th year. It is usually held on a Friday night, but organisers moved the competition to Saturday in an effort to draw a bigger audience. 17 Comments http://jrnl.ie/4089051 Share54 Tweet Email3 22,838 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 24th 2018, 12:32 PM Meet the World’s Ugliest Dog We actually think she’s pretty cute. Sunday 24 Jun 2018, 12:32 PM Short URL By Associated Press read more
Coronarographie : définition, comment se passe l’examen, et y a-t-il des risques ?La coronarographie est un examen radiologique permettant d’observer les artères coronaires et, ainsi, de diagnostiquer un certain nombre de pathologies cardiaques.Définition de la coronarographieComme son nom l’indique, la coronarographie est l’examen des artères coronaires, c’est-à-dire des artères qui vascularisent le cœur. Il s’agit donc d’un examen radiologique de cardiologie, grâce auquel il est possible de visualiser des pathologies coronariennes, telles qu’un rétrécissement artériel pouvant être responsable d’une ischémie myocardique, d’un angor (ou angine de poitrine) et qui risque, à terme, de se compliquer et de générer un infarctus du myocarde (ou crise cardiaque). Par ailleurs, cet examen est pratiqué chez tous les patients âgés qui vont subir une chirurgie cardiaque. La coronarographie peut également être utilisée pour surveiller une insuffisance cardiaque.Comment se passe une coronarographie ?La coronarographie est un examen qui nécessite une hospitalisation de 24 heures. Il faut être à jeun dans les 8 heures qui précèdent l’examen. Le patient est rasé au niveau du pubis et des cuisses, badigeonné d’un produit antiseptique et placé sous perfusion. Il est ensuite conduit dans une salle de cathétérisme interventionnel aseptisée, pour limiter le plus possible les risques d’infection. Pour réaliser une coronarographie, il est nécessaire de réaliser une ponction artérielle, raison pour laquelle on pratique une anesthésie locale. En règle générale (un peu plus de 50 % des cas), c’est l’artère fémorale droite qui se situe au niveau de l’aine qui est ponctionnée, mais il est également possible de passer par l’artère radiale qu’on rencontre au niveau du poignet. Concrètement, le patient est allongé nu sur la table d’examen, recouvert d’un champ stérile. L’examinateur introduit une aiguille dans laquelle il glisse une sonde qu’il va remonter jusqu’aux artères coronaires. Le liquide de contraste est alors injecté et les clichés aux rayons X sont réalisés. On retire ensuite la sonde et le guide. Cette intervention dure environ une demi-heure.Coronarographie : y a-t-il des risques et des contre-indications ?À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Toutes les précautions sont prises pour éviter les complications qui peuvent résulter d’une coronarographie. Elles restent donc relativement rares, et peuvent être soit bénignes, soit graves. Outre l’hématome qui peut se former au niveau du point de ponction (à l’aine ou au poignet), certains patients peuvent présenter une hémorragie. De plus, il est possible, exceptionnellement, que la sonde utilisée lèse les vaisseaux sanguins en formant un anévrisme ou détache une plaque d’athérome. Par ailleurs, le produit de contraste est susceptible de provoquer une allergie (qui peut être anticipée avec un traitement antihistaminique), des troubles rénaux (d’où le risque en cas d’insuffisance rénale) ou tout simplement des nausées à la reprise de l’alimentation, quelques heures après la fin de l’examen. Enfin, suite à une coronarographie, les activités physiques doivent être évitées pendant quelques jours.Le 12 avril 2017 à 16:10 • Maxime Lambert read more
Stay on target There are only three words anyone ever wants to hear an attractive stranger say to them: “I’m the Doctor.”In lieu of that, though, try some of these Doctor Who-themed pick-up lines on that cute geek you’ve been eyeing.(Disclaimer: We take no responsibility or liability for drinks tossed in faces or punches thrown as a result of these conversation openers.)Is that a sonic screwdriver in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?BBCYou’ve stolen both my hearts.BBC AmericaYou know what they say about Time Lords with long scarves…BBCAre you a Weeping Angel? Cause I can’t take my eyes off you.BBCYou’re so Oodiful.BBCHello, Sweetie!BBCIf I were the Doctor, would you be my companion?BBCEven a Cyberman couldn’t delete you from my heart.BBCWanna come back to my place for a great wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey? This Bird Attracts His Valentine With His Heart-Shaped Red Throat SacThe 11 Best Video Games to Play With Your Significant Other Fezzes are red, the TARDIS is blue, bowties are cool, and so are you.BBC AmericaI would burn up a sun just to say hello to you.BBCIf you and I were together, there would be no Silence in the library.BBCYou’re Dalektable.BBCMy planet exploded. Wanna repopulate?BBCI’d wait centuries for you.BBCCozy up with your new companion to count down the days until April 15, when Doctor Who returns to BBC and BBC America for its 10th season. This marks the final 12-episode arc for showrunner Steven Moffat and Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi; after a brief vacation, Broadchurch‘s Chris Chibnall will take over the search for the next Doctor.The April premier will be followed by the debut of spin-off Class. Penned by Patrick Ness, the drama follows four Coal Hill School students as they navigate friends, family, love, loss, and possibly the end of existence. read more
Related Items:#magneticmedianews Photo Credit: The Tribune Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 23, 2017 – Public complaint about voter registration officers making the process difficult for them has resulted in those officers being removed. National Security Minister, Dr Bernard Nottage who has responsibility for the Parliamentary Registration Department listened in the House of Assembly yesterday as Tall Pines MP, Leslie Miller gave several accounts of people who have been frustrated, asked to return and sent to other sites just to be registered to vote.Minister Nottage assured the public during House of Assembly yesterday that are dealing with the repeated complaints. The report is that several of those revising officers, in the lead up to the general elections and where voter registration has been slower than in previous time, have been replaced.The voter register list now stands at 115,000; the Parliamentary Registration Department says there are 180,000 Bahamians eligible to vote.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting read more
As the legislature closes out the first week of its special session on the Alaska LNG gas line project, there’s one question in the air — what’s the hold up?Download AudioThat’s because lawmakers appear to agree on the one major issue on the table: buying out TransCanada, and taking a larger stake in the project.But Republican leaders in the House say they’re not yet ready to take a vote — and they won’t be until they’re convinced the state has a plan to take over TransCanada’s role in the project.House Speaker Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski) stands in the back of the House Finance Committee hearing on Saturday. Lawmakers heard the administration’s case for taking a larger stake in the proposed gasline project, Alaska LNG. (Rachel Waldholz/APRN)House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, put it this way:“I’ve been asking for months now, who is coordinating the efforts of all the state departments, and I haven’t got that answer yet…there is no one person in the administration now who you can go to to get the majority of your questions answered.”As it stands, several state agencies have a role in the project, including the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Revenue, and the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.Chenault and other lawmakers want to know which agency will be taking over TransCanada’s role vetting and voting on project decisions.“While I respect the governor, I don’t think that he has the time to be in charge of the state and also the gas pipeline project and do a good job with both…there needs to be somebody in the administration where the legislature or Alaskans can go to and say, ‘What’s going on? Where are we at? And. give us an answer!’”Gov. Bill Walker says the answer is pretty simple.I ask him, “So when the Legislature says, where does the buck stop on the Alaska gasline project?”“It’s right here in this office,” Walker says.Walker says he’s the one refereeing among the different agencies.While he’s not involved in day to day negotiations, he speaks weekly with counterparts at the state’s three oil company partners — ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and BP — and gets daily phone updates from officials.On December 4, all four partners must vote on whether to go ahead with the next year of work and funding. The governor says he’ll coordinate that decision.“We’ll sit down with the commissioner of Natural Resources, the Commissioner of Revenue and the attorney general, and coordinate with AGDC on the data that’s been collected thus far, and making that decision.”Walker says if the buyout goes through, that structure could change.But for now, when lawmakers ask, who’s in charge of the gas pipeline? The answer is: Bill Walker. read more
Joseph Lake, 39, (center) texted his brother-in-law Friday evening, saying that he, his cousin, Nathan David Lake, 38 (second to the right) and nephew Marlin Lake, 24 (left), were anchored in the Bering Sea after running out of gas. The group were rescued the following day by Hooper Bay Search and Rescue & the U.S. Coast Guard. They’re pictured here on a previous seal hunting trip. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Lake)39-year-old Joseph Lake texted his brother-in-law Friday evening, saying that he, his cousin and nephew were anchored in the Bering Sea. Lake had just ran out of gas, had five-percent battery on his phone and had just barely drifted into cell phone range.Listen nowHis brother-in-law then contacted State Troopers, who decided to wait out the poor visibility and weather conditions at sea to dispatch Hooper Bay Search and Rescue the next day.As night grew darker, Lake and his crew realized no one would be searching until morning, and the group settled in for the night.Lake said they used a tarp for cover, had drinking water, warm tea, coffee, and seal oil along with other native foods.“We had a lot of dried seal meat from our previous trips seal hunting,” Lake said. “We also had dried pike from our trips that we went up to the Yukon, to fish. We had dried smelt from the Bay here.”The next day Hooper Bay’s Search and Rescue team couldn’t find the seal hunters in the choppy surf and strong winds. The team called in the U.S. Coast Guard, who sent out a C-130 airplane that located the boat around 5 p.m. Saturday. The airplane circled overhead while Search and Rescue met the missing seal hunters to give them gas and escort them to port.Coast Guard Official Meredith Manning, said that it’s always good to have more than one form of communication, especially in Alaskan waters, and recommends boaters carry a VHF radio.Rescued seal hunter Joseph Lake is an experienced seal hunter, and says he usually hunts in a group of other boats that have VHF radios. But he became separated from the group in the choppy water and high swells.And in those harsh weather conditions, Lake’s boat burned more fuel than on previous hunting trips, causing him to run out of gas.“Quyana agayun [Thank you God] and thank everybody that was out there searching for us and everybody that participated in getting us home,” Lake said.Lake was prepared to create a makeshift sail from a tarp, to get home had they not been found.Since getting home Saturday, he’s already bought two VHF radios for his next trip. read more
With America geared for the biggest shopping event, Walmart employees and their supporters are preparing to stage one of the biggest protests on Black Friday.Aggrieved Walmart employees are expected to stage demonstrations in front of more than 1,600 Walmart stores as the retailer unleashes its doorbuster deals early on Black Friday.Employees and other community leaders started a fast at noon on Thanksgiving Day and will carry on the protests until the end of Black Friday. Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Sacramento are some of the areas that are expected to see large protesting crowds.Walmart employees and other labor unions have been pushing for an increase in their minimum wage pay. Workers want $15 per hour and are demanding the retailer provide them a full-time, consistent job. Supporters are reportedly calling on Walmart and its owners, The Walton family, “to stop hurting families” and oblige with a minimum-wage hike.Walmart’s part-time job business model has been ridiculed for being hollow. Gawker media even called Walmart “retail purgatory” after it published some horrific stories about working there earlier last year.Employees feel overworked, disrespected and underpaid at Walmart and even though the retailer makes more than $16 billion every year, employees are averagely paid less than $25,000 a year, some authorities said. They have also accused the retailer of subduing employees who rightfully speak up for their rights.Walmart has vehemently denied all the accusations adding they have done everything they can to keep workers happy. The retailer also claimed that the wages it pays are “competitive” and are therefore, undisputable.The Black Friday protests will be the biggest Walmart demonstration since the July protests this year. But Walmart is not threatened.Walmart spokesperson said that the protests are expected and not many Walmart employees will participate in them. The company’s stellar educational benefits, training programs, 401 (K) benefits and recently upgraded protection for pregnant workers are much appreciated by the employees.The spokesperson added that the protests will most likely draw crowds from local unions and other supermarket employees, Times Picayune reported. read more
In this 17 September, 2017 file photo, Alec Baldwin poses in the press room with the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for “Saturday Night Live” at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: APActor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of president Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the 6 November midterm elections to peacefully “overthrow” the government.After reprising his role as Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” Baldwin flew to New Hampshire, where he was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual fall fundraising dinner.“The way we implement change in America is through elections. We change governments here at home in an orderly and formal way,” he said. “In that orderly and formal way and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump.”The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday night.Baldwin said on issue after issue, Republicans are destroyers, not builders.“There is a small cadre of people currently in power who are hell-bent on continuing a malicious immigration policy that has set this country up for human rights violations charges by the global community. This cadre has looted money from the federal treasury and deposited it directly into the bank accounts of their most ardent political supporters,” he said.He said Republicans “shrug” when it comes to gun violence, “spit in the face” at the rest of the world at the notion of changing outdated energy policies and offer neither hope nor solutions to people of colour “who seek a decent seat at the American economic table but instead are issued a prison term, or worse, a bullet.”The recent confirmation of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh showed that Republicans view women as undeserving as the same constitutional protections as men, Baldwin said.“They themselves are sons, husbands, fathers, and yet when the time arrived in the thick of the #metoo movement to set politics aside and establish that women’s rights were more important than political expediency, they failed and it was ugly,” he said.Several of the political leaders and candidates who spoke before Baldwin praised survivors of sexual assault who were moved to tell their stories during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, saying they should inspire others to speak up and advocate for issues they care about.“People raising their voices and sharing their experiences is what has been critical for our democracy and our capacity to move forward throughout our history,” US senator Maggie Hassan said. “As difficult as the Kavanaugh battle was, those moments have been incredibly important and will continue to be as we move forward.”Congressional candidate Chris Pappas echoed that sentiment.“If we’re not hoarse by the time the election rolls around, we’re not doing our jobs or we’re not paying attention,” he said. “It’s about raising our voices and what we’re all about as a country.”In 2016, US republican Annie Kuster went public with her own account of a renowned heart surgeon reaching up her skirt during a business luncheon more than 40 years ago, when she was a young staffer on Capitol Hill.“I want to say to everyone, to the survivors who have come forward and those who have not, I believe you and you are not alone,” Kuster said Sunday.Baldwin’s appearance in the state that holds the first presidential primary came hours before the premiere of his new talk show. “The Alec Baldwin Show,” which airs on ABC at 10 pm, will feature one-on-one conversations with celebrities and cultural icons.But Baldwin said it won’t be overtly political. Asked Sunday if he’d consider running for office himself, he didn’t rule it out but joked that his wife would likely divorce him. read more
Share 00:00 /03:32 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Dr. Arye CarmonDr. Arye Carmon, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford UniversityTexas Sen. Ted Cruz is sponsoring a bill to block the U.S. from paying its dues to the United Nations. Cruz filed his bill following a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank. The U.S. typically vetoes such resolutions. But the Obama Administration abstained, allowing it to pass. News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider spoke with Arye Carmon about the future of U.S.-Israeli relations. Dr. Carmon, the founder and past president of the Israel Democracy Institute, is currently a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.Interview Highlights:This is the first time in my lifetime the U.S. has abstained from a resolution condemning Israel in the UN Security Council. How is this being received in Israel?“Andrew, I have to correct you…All presidents who occupied the White House since 1967 opposed settlements in the West Bank. During the Johnson era, the United States abstained seven times when it was brought before the Security Council. Nixon, 15. Ford, 2. Carter, 14. Reagan, 21. Bush Sr., 9. Clinton, 3. Bush Jr. 6.”So why has Obama’s decision to abstain become such a controversial move?“It became a controversial move in the eyes of a prime minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] who against the president came to speak to Congress at a certain point. So it was very easy to blame the president for doing it. But, you know, I would expect the United States and any other country to be very clear about its position. This would be the only…support toward achieving a two-state solution.”What do you see as the prospect for a two-state solution at this point?“The alternative is a disaster. The alternative may mean the end of the state of Israel. Israel declared itself to be Jewish and democratic. This is our identity. We’re still struggling internally to define what is Judaism and what should be the equilibrium between Jewishness and democracy. But it is unbearable that the alternative to two states will be one state, because in one state, we will either be a democracy and not Jewish or we will be Jewish and not a democracy.” read more
Kolkata: Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed has landed in a controversy after he campaigned for the Trinamool Congress in Raiganj constituency areas on April 14. The Ministry of Home Affairs has cancelled the business visa of the actor and the Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh has sought a clarification from him in this regard.Ahmed has also been “blacklisted” by the Union Home Ministry, thus jeopardising the prospects of his future travel to India Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe actor had visited the state on tourist visa for a shooting of a film. Ahmed was seen seeking votes for the Trinamool Congress candidate Kanhaiyalal Agarwal at election rallies at Hemtabad and Karandighi near the Indo-Bangladesh border for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Ahmed took part in the election rallies along with Tollywood actors Ankush Hazra and Payal. The office of the Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh asked for a clarification from the Bangladeshi actor and also instructed him to return to his country. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe actor told a senior official of the Deputy High Commission that he attended the election rally after he was requested to do so by a close friend. He said he was not aware about the restrictions. The BJP leaders in the state questioned the presence of a foreign national in political campaign in the state. They moved to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer urging the election officials to take stringent action against the Bangladeshi actor. The BJP also accused the Trinamool Congress of violating the model code of conduct. The BJP has also submitted a complaint to the CEO office to look into the matter. An official, on condition of anonymity, said, “Nothing specific is mentioned in the code of conduct about foreign national.” The Trinamool Congress candidate Kanhaiyalal Agarwal contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Raiganj constituency told a private television channel on Tuesday said that he had no clue if any Bangladeshi film actor took part in his election campaign. According to a senior election official at the CEO office, there was no specific rule laid down in this regard. Ahmed has acted in several films in Bengali film industry. He was seen on the dais of a rally urging people to vote for TMC. Raiganj seat with Agarwal locked in a triangular contest with Congress’s Deepa Dasmunshi and CPI-M’s Mohammad Salim. Raiganj will vote during the second phase of the Lok Sabha election on April 18. read more
4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Let’s face it, owning a dog is a serious commitment. They constantly need our attention and care. And we want to know where they are and what they’re up to at all times. If Fido is gnawing on my slippers again…Good news: Now you can keep an eye on your pup, and even bark commands to him from afar thanks to WÜF, a new, two-way communication “smart” dog collar. Insert sigh of relief.Related: GoPro Finally Launches a Camera Harness for Man’s Best FriendThe latest and most comprehensive in a growing breed of connected pet trackers, WÜF stands out from the pack because of one very smart feature — two-way audio. Finally, a dog collar that lets you talk to — and train and play with, well, virtually, at least — your pup from anywhere, and to listen to him, too.WÜF CollarsImage credit: WUF via FacebookThe mutual communication magic happens using a companion app and a microphone-speaker combo embedded in the rugged collar. You’ll receive alerts on a companion app from WÜF whenever your dog is, uh-oh, “barking a lot, crying, whining, growling or whimpering unexpectedly.” And, because it would be torture to listen to all that drooly doggy talk from far away without being able to respond, the app also lets you squawk back.Related: This Man Used a Drone to Walk His Golden Retriever (Video)Just imagine the cute conversations you’ll have with Fido. “Hey, Buddy, I’ll be home soon. Be a good boy.” Wuff, sniffle, pant. Kinda sweet, actually. If WÜF were paired with a webcam — sadly, it’s not — we imagine the owner-pet verbal exchanges would be a little less endearing. “Hey, stop chewing on my shoes! Drop it! Bad dog! No peeing on the carpet!”On a serious note, co-founder and CEO Sean Kelly created the waterproof/shockproof/bite-proof collar after he lost his dog Roxy. She ran off to chase a squirrel and was fatally struck by a car. That’s why he built in GPS tracking ability, though geolocation only scratches the surface of the various other cool tricks the collar pulls off.Related: For a Productive Workplace Let Your Office Go to the DogsWorking with the app and equipped with a grip of high-tech parts (a microprocessor, an accelerometer, a lithium-polymer battery and Bluetooth, 2G and 3G cellular components), the collar monitors your dog’s overall health and activity levels, lets you remotely play with and train your dog using customizable programs and even helps you keep your dog within an invisible “geofence” perimeter around your yard.Check out WÜF in action. Just try not to drool:Don’t worry, there are no shocks involved with freaky WÜF’s “invisible leash” feature. It relies on nice, gentle two-way audio, collar vibration and an included “advanced clicker training” program. It warns your dog to “Stop!” “Listen!” and “Come on back to you to get a treat or affection.”WÜF is on Kickstarter now, with just shy of a month to go. So far, the project is about a third of the way to its $50,000 goal. Gray or orange WÜF collars are available for pre-order for pledges of $99 and up, depending on the level of cush puppy perks included (WÜF logo-d tennis balls, T-shirts, etc.). Sounds like a barking good time.Related: You Can ‘Steer’ Your Dog With This Device Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global December 3, 2014 Register Now » read more
What do you need to see out of Tyrann Mathieu to know he’s game-ready?“I mean he’s moving around good. He’s still not cutting it totally loose. I would like to see him in game-action, not necessarily do I need to see him in game-action. That would tell me he’s ready, when he feels that.” You have the second-longest training camp in the league, is that something you prefer or out of your hands?“Yeah, I prefer it this way. We get more work done here than going to Tempe and being 90 guys in the bubble with the limited space. So, I would rather continue to practice here and have another week. Most teams have already broke (camp). It’s not like it’s a grind.”How do you think training camp has gone thus far?“I thought we’ve had an outstanding camp again. It’s such a great facility to have it. We’ve got great meeting room space, locker room space, weight room space. This is a fantastic site to have training camp. And to practice in our stadium and get used to it, especially for young players so that when they come in here it’s not an extra excitement level because we’re in the stadium.”What makes Jaron Brown such a good special teams player? “Well, he’s got length and speed and he’s tough. He’s got a defensive player’s mentality. For a receiver to be a core special teamer that’s a very unique skill set.”How does Red Bryant look to you?“Red is in great shape and still stuffs the run as good as ever and is doing a heck of a job. He’s a captain this week.”With still two games remaining has there been any separation between the long snappers, Kameron Canaday and Daniel Dillon?“Not really to speak of. They both have pluses and minuses. Anxious to see them both again on the road.Did you think about asking Mike Leach to come back?“No, not at all. I know I’d be talking to the wind. Julie (Leach) ain’t letting that happen.”With the first round of cuts coming next week do you kind of have an idea of who is not going to make it? “Pretty much. It’s not a very hard one to make. The second round will be really tough.” GLENDALE, Ariz. – Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fourth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media each day during training camp.Here, in this space, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through.“Very short list missing today: Shaq Riddick, Alex Okafor, who is real close. Ed Stinson is going to go through individual, see how much he can do. (Elie) Bouka and I’m taking Larry (Fitzgerald) out again today until we get this thing calmed down totally. Other than that, everybody is ready to roll.” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians watches a training camp practice Aug. 24. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Will you also then keep Fitzgerald out of this week’s game, too?“We’ll see.”How is John Brown?“He was fine this morning. We’ll see how he shows up, headache free or whatever. If not, he’ll have his yellow jersey on.”Did he suffer a setback?“I don’t know anything about concussions other than he was fine and then he had a recurring headache. Once you get a headache, we got to treat as still a problem. It could be sinuses, it could be anything, but when you have a concussion, it’s different.”Do you anticipate any of the players who came off the physically unable to perform list playing this week?“Yeah. We’ll see how the rest of this week goes and how they feel.”Looked like Robert Nkemdiche had a good practice yesterday?“Yeah, he had a good day, when he didn’t think he could practice. I thought the 1-on-1s were good. I thought the team periods he was still a little bit high at times. He’s obviously got pass-rush ability.”When healthy, can you imagine what this defense may be able to do?“Oh yeah and they’ve been playing at a pretty high level already. They’ve been put into some bad situations as far as offense turning the ball over in the plus end of the field, but yeah, I think our defense has a chance to be really, really solid.” Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires – / 10 read more
German chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said Turkey has played an important role in the failure to reach a negotiated settlement on Cyprus.“We have a very large problem when it comes to Cyprus. For years we’ve been striving to find a solution but until today it has not been possible, and Turkey has played a major role,” Merkel told a press conference in Berlin.Her remarks came ahead of a key EU-Turkey summit set for March 26 in Varna, Bulgaria – the current EU term president – bringing together EU leaders and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.Merkel was responding to a question put to her by the Cyprus News Agency regarding the recent standoff over hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean.She was also asked about tensions between Greece and Turkey, after Turkish authorities detained two Greek soldiers.The two officers were seized 11 days ago after allegedly being found in a “forbidden military zone” deep in Turkish territory. The soldiers say they inadvertently strayed across the frontier in bad weather.“The Turkish president has already visited Greece, something which had not taken place for a long time. I am pleased that [Greek prime minister] Alexis Tsipras has many contacts with Turkey despite the tensions,” Merkel said.Asked about the new German coalition government’s policy on Turkey, Merkel stressed that they will continue talks with their Turkish counterparts, and address issues of disagreement through dialogue.“We cannot hide our differences, but communication channels should remain open. Because we are dependent on each other,” she added.The German chancellor praised Turkey’s efforts for more than three million refugees who fled Syria’s civil war.“Turkey has done a great job for refugees,” she said, stressing that the EU remains committed to the refugee agreement with Turkey, including its financial commitments.Concerning the EU’s expectations of Ankara on democracy and human rights, Merkel argued that deepening the EU-Turkey Customs Union – a long-time goal of Ankara – would depend on progress in these areas.“Only through talks, and sometimes through controversial talks, can we move forward,” Merkel said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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