“Mr. Pavarotti made a profound contribution not only to music and the arts, but also to people in need around the world,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued by his spokesperson. “His work for children – particularly those affected by armed conflict – stretched from Afghanistan to Liberia and beyond. “By staging concerts and marshalling talented friends to help raise funds, he generated millions of dollars for humanitarian aid. A true friend of the UN, he described himself as ‘a small link to help promote the humanitarian aims and inviolable rights which are under the United Nations flag,’” the statement added. Mr. Ban joins Mr. Pavarotti’s countless fans and admirers, as well as all those he worked to help and heal, “in giving thanks for his life,” it concluded. The Geneva-based Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) also issued a statement paying tribute to the singer as a “staunch supporter” of its work on behalf of people driven from their homes.“Mr. Pavarotti was deeply concerned about the plight of the world’s uprooted people and generously used his talents to mobilize public opinion and support for UNHCR’s global refugee work,” the agency said.“His annual ‘Pavarotti and Friends’ concerts, bringing together some of the world’s greatest rock and pop stars, provided invaluable support to UNHCR’s projects in Kosovo in 1999, for Afghan refugees in Pakistan in 2001, for Angolan refugees in Zambia in 2002, and for the agency’s Iraq operation in 2003,” it added.Individual donations during and after the concerts and the proceeds from ticket sales and CDs totalled more than $7 million for refugee projects over the years, according to the statement.In 2001, Mr. Pavarotti was presented the Nansen Refugee Award, granted annually by UNHCR in recognition of outstanding service to the cause of refugees, for his great generosity. At the time, he had raised more funds for the agency than any other individual.“He will be fondly remembered by the many UNHCR staff around the world who had the pleasure of working with him,” the agency’s Regional Representative for Italy Walter Irvine said. 6 September 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the late Luciano Pavarotti who beyond being one of the world’s foremost tenor singers was a United Nations Messenger of Peace. read more

TOKYO — Japan’s government spokesman says his country’s downgrading of South Korea’s trade status is not intended as retaliation for disputes over court rulings ordering Japanese companies pay compensation for their treatment of Korean labourers during World War II.A decision by the Cabinet last Friday to drop South Korea from a list of countries granted preferred trade status became official Wednesday, and will take effect on Aug. 28.The step adds to Japan’s export controls imposed in July on three key materials for South Korea’s semiconductor industry, triggering outrage there.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday the measures are about Japan’s national security concerns and not countermeasures for the court rulings.Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula 1910-1945, and insists all compensation issues were settled under a 1965 agreement normalizing ties.The Associated Press read more

first_imgAs smartphones have got more powerful and use larger displays, the batteries have also had to get bigger to enable them to last the day. While that’s great when everything works as intended, a smartphone can become a very dangerous device if something goes wrong with the battery. Apprentice painter Fanny Schlatter found that out first hand when a Galaxy S3 exploded in her pocket.The 18-year-old was loading paint into a truck when she heard what sounded like a firecracker. A few seconds later her pants were on fire and there was a strong chemical smell in the air. The flames grew to the point where they were past her shoulder in height before her boss carried her to the bathroom to douse her with water.Schlatter was taken to hospital where doctors informed her she had third degree burns on her right thigh and further minor burns on her right hand. The Galaxy S3 was also badly burnt and the battery had tripled in size and leaked, adding to the severity of her thigh burns.Schlatter won’t be returning to work until August 15 and has yet to have the feeling return in her thigh. She also feels lucky her hair was tied back and her sweater didn’t catch fire otherwise the injuries could have been much worse. Her next course of action is to take a holiday and then consider taking action against Samsung for supplying her with a faulty product that caused injury.It will be difficult to figure out exactly what went wrong with the phone with only the charred remains of the device left. If it was a brand new phone then Schlatter may have a case against Samsung or at the very least the network who supplied it. But if it’s several months or more since she purchased it, damage during use may have caused the device to explode. If that’s the case, it’s important to find out what that damage was as it may influence future smartphone design to make them safer.It’s worth noting that in the comments on the Le Matin coverage it is being suggested the battery and back casing she was using were not official Samsung parts. If that is the case, then she has no chance of getting any form of compensation from Samsung.[Image credit: Le Matin]last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek prisons are at more than 20 per cent over capacity in terms of the number of inmates housed there and there is a shortage of personnel to staff new facilities, Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou admitted on Wednesday.Athanasiou appeared before Parliament’s justice committee to answer questions on the state of Greek jails. He said that the prison system’s maximum capacity at the moment is to hold 9,886 inmates. However, it is actually holding nearly 12,000, said the minister.“This is a statistic that saddens me,” said Athanasiou.He said the government is in the process of building new jails or new wings to existing prisons but that it would also need to hire new staff, which comes into conflict with the effort to reduce the number of civil servants.“We are asking for at least 500 prison employees,” said Athanasiou, adding that he has been in contact with the Finance Ministry about securing these hirings.Earlier this year Athanasiou announced a one-year pilot scheme to introduce electronic tagging in a bid to ease overcrowding at prisons. However, the 1-million-euro scheme has not yet started because two of the companies that bid for the contract appealed the decision to award the deal to another firm, the minister informed MPs.“The tag will work well, we all have to support it,” said Athanasiou, adding that a court had recently rejected the companies’ appeals, paving the way for the scheme to begin. Prisoners will have to pay 15 euros per day to wear a tag. They will also have to remain at home while wearing the device.Source: Kathimeirnilast_img read more

first_img Recommended for you TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Mar 2015 – No change in the percentage of Europeans travelling to the Turks and Caicos despite a colossal growth in tourist arrivals for 2014. The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board Statistics show a steady 2.3% of guests are from the European market, and while the number of guests from Euro countries would have climbed because overall numbers have climbed… the share or percentage is unchanged. Americans lead the way with 80%, representing a 1% increase over 2013 and Canadians are at 10%, also unchanged. The biggest difference is for the ‘other’ category, likely Caribbeans and Latin Americans which dropped from 7% in 2013 to now charting 6.1% for 2014. Overall over 1.4 million tourists visited the Turks and Caicos last year. Related Items:europeans, low, Tci, tourism Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Hurricane Irma hits TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) will host a series of four “Planting Decision 2000″ town hall meetings to help producers make well-informed planting decisions for next year. At the meeting, producers will have questions answered by an expert with the full resources of the ASA, an organization that is on the front-line of the marketing of U.S. soybeans. ASA has export offices in 14 cities around the world and also represents soybean producers in farm policy matters and industry relations.”One of the biggest challenges farmers are facing right now is making the right planting decision in view of the current controversy surrounding biotechnology,” said ASA President Marc Curtis, a soybean producer from Leland, Miss. “Understanding the current market for U.S. soybeans will help all of us make sound decisions.”At the Town Hall meeting, speakers will talk about the international and domestic market for biotech-derived soybeans. Biotechnology-derived soybeans containing the Roundup Ready® gene were the only biotech soybeans commercially grown in 1999. These soybeans have the import approvals from all 37 countries that require approval. But, environmental activists in the U.S. and abroad, with sensational media stunts and allegations have caused buyers to examine the possibility of sourcing non-biotech crops. ASA will help farmers evaluate the outlook for next year.Producers will learn what costs and benefits must be consider in their planting decision for next year. Farmers who are considering an Identity Preserved (IP) production contract, will find out if the premiums offered will be adequate to cover their additional labor costs. Experts will assist producers in identifying all of the costs involved so that they can make the right decisions.Participants will learn how they can reduce risks and liabilities during the next growing season. Producers need to know that under some contracts they could be held financially responsible for the cost of a much larger shipment if their level of biotech grain exceeds the contracted amount, and how to protect themselves in the event that the non-biotech seed they purchased contained some biotech seeds. The risks could be enormous, and ASA will provide information on how to reduce these risks.”Producers need the latest information on the acceptance and marketing of soybeans—both conventional and biotechnology—to help them make an informed decision,” Curtis said.The registration fee is $15 for ASA members and $35 for non-ASA members. Any ASA member bringing a non-member who registers will have their registration fee refunded. Producers who are not ASA members may join the ASA and then take advantage of the reduced member registration rate. To register, call (800) 688-7692, ext. 294, or write to: ASA/Town Hall, 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141.Cities/Dates/LocationsIthaca, Neb., on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC).Watertown, S. Dak., on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 1901 Ninth Ave. SW.Indianapolis, Ind., on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select at the Pyramids, 3850 Depauw Blvd., (near I-465 North).Madison, Wis., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn South, 4916 E. Broadway, (near U.S. 12 and I-90).last_img read more

first_imgA Vancouver woman allegedly told police that her heroin addiction drove her to rob a shopper Sunday at Westfield Vancouver mall, lead police on a chase and create a five-hour standoff, according to Clark County Superior Court documents.Crystal Lynn Schweizerhoff, 27, was held Tuesday by Judge David Gregerson on $200,000 bail. She faces charges of first-degree robbery, two counts of attempting to elude police and felony hit-and-run injury at her Sept. 13 arraignment. Vancouver attorney Christie Emrich was appointed to defend her.The allegations, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court: Schweizerhoff snatched the purse of a female shopper around 6:30 p.m. in the south parking lot at the mall as the victim returned to her vehicle from Sears. The victim pulled the purse away and threw it in her vehicle. Schweizerhoff then told the victim that she had a gun and would shoot her if she didn’t give up her purse. The victim surrendered the purse and observed as Schweizerhoff fled in a red Nissan SUV. She jotted down the SUV’s license plate number and reported it to authorities.Responding Vancouver police officers located the SUV near Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive and Andresen Road, but the driver allegedly saw them and fled. The officers lost sight of the SUV near Northeast Andresen Road and 63rd Street. Clark County sheriff’s deputies spotted the SUV again near Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue and 108th Street, where the driver made a U-turn and crashed head-on with sheriff’s Deputy Albin Boyse. Boyse was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. Deputies soon located the SUV at 303 N.W. 107th St., which is listed as Schweizerhoff’s home in court documents. They surrounded the house and used a public address system to ask her to come out. When she didn’t, a SWAT team was called in, remaining on scene for about five hours before Schweizerhoff surrendered.last_img read more

first_imgDownload AudioHigh school graduation is an accomplishment worth celebrating for all students. But for some the achievement is that much sweeter, because of the obstacles they had to overcome. KTOO profiles profiles a graduate of Juneau’s Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School, who has been living on her own for about a year.last_img

first_imgThe conical drilling unit Kulluk sits aground on the southeast shore of Sitkalidak Island about 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City in 2012. )Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)The Alaska U.S. District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that a plea deal has been reached between the federal government and Noble Drilling for incidents involving the drill ship Noble Discoverer and drill barge Kulluk while under contract with Shell Oil during the 2012 arctic drilling season.Download AudioAs part of the agreement, Noble Drilling has agreed to plead guilty to eight felony offenses, and will pay $12.2 million in fines, which are a combination of criminal fines and community service payments.The charges are a result of a U.S. Coast Guard investigation, following an inspection of the Noble Discoverer in Seward. During the investigation, the Coast Guard found a number of maintenance and record-keeping issues.“For example, oil record book entries for the Noble Discoverer report that the oil water separator, or OWS, was used during periods of time when in fact the OWS was inoperable,” Yvonne Lamoureaux, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, said. “In addition, Noble failed to record that the OWS was inoperable and failed to record that its oil content meter, which is part of that required pollution prevention equipment was also non-functional.”Lamoureaux also says Noble failed to log numerous transfers and storage of machinery space bilge water and waste oil.Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis addresses the media on Dec. 8, 2014. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis says Noble will also be placed on corporate probation for four years.“They will be under supervision from the United States Probation Office, and during the term of their probation, if they have any other violations of law, they could be subject to having probation revoked, which means that they could have additional fines imposed, charges that may not have been brought in this case could then be brought at a future time,” Feldis said.Additionally, Noble Drilling will enter into an environmental compliance plan, which Feldis says is meant to ensure incidents of this nature don’t happen again.“After the investigation began, Noble came to us and notified us of changes that were underway within Noble to, of course, remedy these criminal acts,” Feldis said. “And those have continued and the environmental compliance plan required under this agreement will build upon things that Noble has now been doing since this investigation started.”In a written statement, Noble Drilling says it has already begun enhancing training programs and compliance policies, as well as mechanical and operational upgrades to the Noble Discoverer.An independent auditor will review the plan and its implementation.last_img read more

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uFrom 5-7 P.MAFRO LogoAccording to a recent study, arrests for small amounts of marijuana, outnumber those for violent crime and Blacks are disproportionately arrested and prosecuted for smoking marijuana than Whites. We’ll talk to Rachelle Yeung, formerly of the Marijuana Policy Project and co-host of the podcast, “This Week in Drugs.” Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on politics and law enforcement.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

first_imgKathy Griffin is heading to iTunes. The Emmy-winning comedian is releasing her comedy library there starting Friday night.Griffin now owns the rights to the six seasons of her TV docuseries “My Life on the D-List” and the two seasons of her talk show “Kathy,” which she bought from Bravo for iTunes. The digital media store from Apple will also feature her 23 TV and home specials, including the Emmy-nominated “Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker,” “Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch,” and “Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell.”“I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to release the majority of my library on iTunes,” Griffin said in a statement to Variety. “One of my goals as an artist has been to own the work I put so much effort into creating and now I get the chance to share it with my fans again. I hope more women in entertainment gain ownership of their work, it’s about time we get what so many of the men in this business get.” Griffin has come back with a vengeance following a controversial photo shoot in May 2017, where she posed with a fake decapitated Donald Trump. Her last comedy tour, “Laugh Your Head off,” sold more than $4.5 million in tickets. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Jadavpur University (JU) will soon come up with a Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management with the intention of generating awareness about various disasters and suggest measures to reduce its impact. “Our aim is to develop disaster warning systems including self-warning system and low cost disaster prediction system in the Indian context. There will be seminar and workshops where national level and international level experts from different universities and colleges across the globe will be invited who have been working in this area,” said Professor Gupinath Bhandari, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, JU. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that till date few institutions in the country have introduced courses on disaster management; however, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has approached all the institutions for institutionalisation of the Disaster Management course. The Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management has been proposed urging the university authorities to appoint a regular faculty of the varsity as its co-ordinator. The initial target group for the workshop will be government and non-government officials directly dealing with the disaster, those who cater their service to society. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”However, as disaster management has neither syllabus nor boundary, we will be welcoming all the members,” Bhandari maintained. The civil engineering department that has already organised a workshop on flood management that has seen active participation from various stakeholders is already in talks for collaborating with both the state and the Central government as well as industry for good interactive sessions. “Two private companies have already approached us for a workshop on Structural Retrofitting. Structural audit and health check-up of buildings will be the main points for discussion. We will be showcasing how the strength of a particular building can be assessed through non-destructive process and accordingly suggest measures on how to equip it to withstand such disaster,” a senior professor of civil engineering said. The university will gradually proceed towards institutional courses like Post Graduate and MPhil which are essential for manpower development in Disaster Management. Research work will be carried out for prediction of any kind of predictable and rapid onset of disasters. However, in case of predictable and slow onset disasters, research will be carried out to estimate the time available and the remedial measures for the same. The Centre has got all the necessary permission and is awaiting the nod of the University Court to become fully functional.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh’s vehicle was attacked by miscreants in Bankura district on Wednesday, police said on Thursday, adding that an FIR in the case has been lodged. Ghosh’s car was allegedly attacked by miscreants when he was returning to his hotel in Khatra after having dinner at a party worker’s house in Jaldoba. Though the leader was unharmed in the attack, some party workers accompanying him were allegedly beaten up and sustained injuries. The back screen of Ghosh’s car was damaged by stone pelting, a BJP leader said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “An FIR has been lodged in the case on the basis of the complaints received from Ghosh and local BJP unit leader Mrinmoy Mahato. Police is talking to the locals and eyewitnesses to trace the accused,” an officer from Khatra police station said. In his complaint, Mahato said six known locals and a few unidentified miscreants allegedly tried to heckle Ghosh and vandalised his car at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday when they were leaving from a party worker’s house. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed “They also attacked me and some of the fellow party workers with iron rods and threw stones and bricks at us when we tried to protect Ghosh. I was severely injured in the incident,” he said. Meanwhile, the car of another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Samik Bhattacharya, a former MLA, was also attacked by miscreants on Wednesday afternoon while he was on his way to attend a meeting in Nadia district’s Chakdah. BJP National General Secretary P. Murlidhar Rao on Thursday strongly condemned the incident and accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of orchestrating the attacks and also accused state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not taking any action against the offenders. “Our party President from Bengal was attacked by goons of Trinamool Congress yesterday (Wednesday). Another leader Shamik Bhattacharya’s vehicle was vandalised by state ruling party workers in Chakdah on the same day. BJYM Tripura President Tinku Roy was also attacked by Trinamool workers in that state. Three such incidents in one day… One must understand the gravity of the situation,” Rao, also the in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Yuba Morcha (BJYM) said here. “The Bengal Chief Minister and party supremo never condemned such incidents and never took action against the offenders. It is not just the BJP but there have been constant attacks on other opposition parties in Bengal,” he alleged.last_img read more

first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more January 17, 2013 — Mach 7 Technologies unveiled the latest version of its enterprise clinical imaging platform, Keystone Suite, at the 98th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in November 2012. Addressing today’s toughest healthcare IT challenges, Keystone Suite v11.3 brings innovative workflow management tools to the imaging informatics market. With the latest release, the company introduces new features designed to ease technological challenges facing imaging departments today.Highlights of v11.3 include:Keystone Engine for Workflow and Prefetch: New features enable the customer to define workflow routing rules by various action triggers, including HL7 events, or specific DICOM tags. Keystone Engine for Workflow enables sophisticated rules-based routing logic, where image data can now be systematically routed to where interpretations need to be performed — from off-hours coverage support to intelligently routing specialty procedures, routing at the series level, and more.Keystone Clinical Studio: This feature takes the best of the management studio and the clinical viewer into one easily accessible application. Providing image enablement and complete management of the Keystone Suite, Keystone Clinical Studio is a centralized tool for configuring, monitoring, auditing and administering the various components across the suite. The Clinical Studio features four intelligent modules to enhance workflow efficiencies: the Clinical Viewer, Import Module, Export Module and Capture Module.Also new to the market is the Keystone Suite mobile app, which was demonstrated at the 2012 Mobile Connect during RSNA. 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first_imgRelated posts:Showdown looms for Venezuela, as protest leader Leopoldo López vows new march Venezuelan cartoonist fired after sketch slamming health care Dollar soars on Venezuela’s new currency exchange Venezuela arrests Caracas opposition mayor over ‘coup’ Protesters in Venezuela are portrayed as peaceful students repressed by an authoritarian Maduro government that has caused shortages and widespread crime. In this light, many will wonder why Nicolás Maduro’s administration continues to have widespread support.The explanation is that the situation is much different than the way it is portrayed in the media. The protests are neither a student rebellion, nor are they peaceful. There is no government repression or censorship, and while there are economic and criminal problems, living conditions in the country have improved sharply.Students have led opposition protests, but they are only a small minority from wealthy areas. Under the late leader Hugo Chávez and current President Maduro, the education system has been revolutionized to the benefit of the entire population, leading to an increase in the number of university students from 895,000 in 2000 to 2.3 million in 2011. Most of those are students from poor families who are pro-government. This has been confirmed by student elections. An anti-government protest in Caracas on Feb. 28, 2014. Juan Barreto/AFPFrom the start, recent demonstrations were violent, as protesters assaulted police and bystanders, threw stones and Molotov cocktails, set fire to public buildings (including a state-owned TV-channel), and shot at police, Chavista demonstrators and journalists. On the other hand, the government has shown restraint. While claims about police repression are plenty, evidence is not – not a single piece of evidence has been produced. What have been provided are false pictures – not from Venezuela, but from Egypt, Ukraine and Chile.“But what about the dead?” one might ask. As of this moment, at least 11 people have been killed, including one police officer, three Chavistas, four pro-opposition people and three passers-by. And how did they die?The opposition killed at least seven, including one policeman, one Chavista who was shot while passing an opposition blockade, one man whose car hit a blockade, two motorcyclists who hit barbed wire set up by the opposition and one senior citizen (a known Chavista woman) whose ambulance couldn’t reach a hospital due to the blockades.Then there is the case of beauty queen Genensis Carmona, who was shot during a protest, but not by police. Ballistic evidence shows, and witnesses clearly state, that she was shot from behind, in the opposite direction of the police, which points toward an opposition protester firing at the police and hitting her by accident.The other deaths include one opposition protester run over while blocking a road, and one pro-government and two opposition protesters killed on Feb. 12. Those deaths occurred in uncertain circumstances.The Venezuelan intelligence service SEBIN was accused of three deaths. This is under investigation, and one officer has been arrested. However, it is often left out that SEBIN acted against the orders of Maduro, who told them to stay in their barracks. Neither Chávez nor Maduro has ever had complete control over Venezuela’s security forces.In 2002, police played a major role in the coup against Chávez, of which opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Henrique Capriles were a part, and where protesters from both Chavista and opposition camps were killed, creating a massacre for the opposition to blame Chávez to justify the coup.Under Chávez and Maduro, Venezuela has been gripped by a revolution that gives power to ordinary people. Local democratic councils now exist all over Venezuela, as well as experiments with workers’ democracy in factories. Unlike what is often claimed, all major television channels – with the exception of two state-owned channels – are part of the opposition, as are hundreds of radio stations and newspapers. No Venezuelan TV station has been closed or censored, despite the fact that all major private TV channels boasted about their role in the 2002 coup. If The Tico Times organized a bloody coup against Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, would they be allowed to continue? In Venezuela, that’s what happened. Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro take part in a ceremony commemorating the late leader Hugo Chávez in Caracas, on Feb. 27, 2014. Leo Ramírez/AFPA principle complaint made by the opposition is shortages. Undoubtedly, it is a big problem, but two points should be made. One is that the shortages are a result of the opposition sabotaging the economy. The opposition includes all the largest companies, which are engaged in a destabilization campaign to withhold products from the market to create a false shortage and an increase in prices. Every week large secret illegal depots of everyday products are discovered, proving that the shortage is artificial. This was the same tactic used in Chile before the coup of 1973.Secondly, despite sabotage, conditions are improving. Since Chávez took office, poverty has been halved, and extreme poverty has been reduced by 70 percent. Venezuela now has the highest minimum wage on the continent and the lowest inequality. Illiteracy has been virtually exterminated, while the percentage of the population with a high school education has increased from 53.6 percent to 73.3 percent.Venezuela has free universal health care. According to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, Venezuela is the country in Latin America closest to eliminating starvation. In the 1990s, dog food was the primary source of protein for millions, while under Chávez, malnutrition among children fell from 21 percent to 3 percent. Food consumption rose by 81 percent. And national production covers 81 percent compared to 71 percent before Chávez.Three million hectares of land have been redistributed to poor peasants, and one million hectares have been given to native populations. Factories closed in the ’90s have been nationalized and reopened, unemployment has been halved, the gross national product has doubled, and public debt has been halved. Venezuela continues to have one of the highest growth rates in the world.In these facts exist the simple answer as to why the Chavistas have won 19 out of the last 20 elections. The masses of Venezuela have for the first time felt respect, hope and power over their own lives, and they are not going to let a bunch of upper-class rioters put an end to that.Niklas Zenius Jespersen is a spokesman in Denmark for the international solidarity campaign “Hands Off Venezuela.” Visit the group at www.handsoffvenezuela.org. Follow more of our Venezuela coverage at the hashtag #Bolivarian Revolution Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_img 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 0 Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The vital role family plays in society Last week, Gandhi was rushed to a New Delhi hospital for a few hours after she fell ill during a debate in Parliament.Gandhi is the Italian-born widow of slain former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. After his death, she entered politics reluctantly but has led the Congress party to successive election triumphs in 2004 and 2009.She is widely seen as the true power behind Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the quiet technocrat who has held India’s top job since the party returned to power in 2004. The Congress party has been badly battered over the past year or so by a series of corruption scandals, bitter internal feuding and an inability to deal with a stumbling economy and deep-rooted problems with poverty, infrastructure and education.India holds its next national elections in 2014.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Top Stories center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s most powerful politician and leader of the ruling Congress party alliance Sonia Gandhi has left for the United States for a health check, party officials said Tuesday.Gandhi left New Delhi on Monday evening for a regular health check and was expected to return in eight days, party Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters. He did not give any other details.The Congress party has long kept a careful veil over Gandhi’s personal life despite her immense influence. She flew the United States for surgery in 2011, with some Indian news outlets saying she had been treated for cancer. But the party never gave more than cursory information about her illness, calling it a personal matter.last_img read more

first_imgImage courtesy of Cruise Critic A tour bus carrying 36 passengers from Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas crashed last Thursday en route to the ship-sponsored Loterie Farm Treetop Adventure shore excursion in St. Martin. No serious injuries were sustained, but a ship doctor and Royal Caribbean guest care staff accompanied six passengers to the Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital for treatment to minor injuries. A Royal Caribbean spokesperson told Cruise Critic that the most serious injury was a broken wrist with all passengers returning to the ship on the same day where the onboard medical team continued to provide treatment and counseling where necessary. Royal Caribbean has not disclosed whether they will terminate their contract with Dutch Tour Enterprises N.V., the operators of the shore excursion. “This was a traffic accident, a type of which can happen anywhere and is no reflection on the bus company,” a Royal Caribbean spokesperson told Cruise Critic.“The bus driver had to take an evasive manoevre to avoid an oncoming vehicle.”St. Maarten newspaper Today disclosed that the oncoming vehicle was a smaller taxi bus carrying seven passengers. The taxi was hit by the bus causing it to overturn, with the driver reported as suffering from a broken foot while his passengers sustained minor injuries. Local police are investigating the accident with Today reporting that Rue de Pic Paradis residents have long been concerned about the road system being too narrow for the regular stream of tourist buses. The tour bus that Dutch Tours Enterprises N.V. dispatched to the scene to collect the uninjured passengers was also involved in a collision when the driver reversed into the entrance gate of the Loterie Farm which resulted in part of the rear of the bus being ripped off. Royal Caribbean has not yet disclosed information of any compensation provided to the passengers involved in the accident.  Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Acenter_img Overturned taxi bus. Image courtesy of Today Newspaperlast_img read more

first_img…23 pic.twitter.com/JsGfXJTPWl— Sam HawkBadger (@hwkbgr) September 24, 2018John Skelton (2010-12), Games played: 20Skelton played eight games in 2011 and started six games for the 2012 season. He had won a quarterback competition before the start of the season with Kevin Kolb.Kevin Kolb (2011-12), Games played: 15Kolb started for Arizona in place of Skelton, who injured his ankle in the season opener. The team went on a four-game winning streak but finished 5-11.Related LinksJosh Rosen brings intrigue and new optimism to struggling CardinalsCardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen’s takeover was inevitableArizona Cardinals name rookie Josh Rosen starting quarterbackRyan Lindley 2012, Games played: 9Lindley’s first start with the Cardinals came on Nov. 25 against then-St. Louis Rams in a 31-17 loss. His only win as a Cardinals starter came against the Detroit Lions. In four starts as a Cardinal, Lindley has thrown for 529 yards and seven interceptions.Brian Hoyer 2012, Games played: 2Hoyer was the fourth quarterback to start for the Cardinals in the 2012 season, replacing Lindley due to his struggles in Week 16. In the season finale, Hoyer got his only start for Arizona and went 19-34 with a touchdown and an interception. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 4 Comments   Share   No other quarterback has started a game for the Seahawks besides Wilson since his debut. The Cardinals have had eight more starting quarterbacks since Skelton in 2012.Here’s a look at all nine Cardinals quarterbacks since then, courtesy of Sam HawkBadger on Twitter: It didn’t take long for Arizona Cardinals’ No. 10 pick Josh Rosen to get the start under center. Head coach Steve Wilks has named him the starting quarterback for Sunday’s Week 4 game against the division-rival Seattle Seahawks.Rosen will face four-time Pro Bowl and Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson, who was drafted by Seattle in 2012. Wilson made his rookie debut on Sept. 9 of that year in a season opener against the Cardinals, who started John Skelton at quarterback. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)center_img Carson Palmer (2013-17), Games played: 60In desperate need of a starting quarterback, the Cardinals made a trade with the Oakland Raiders for Palmer and signed him to a new contract. He played all 16 games with the team, leading them to a 10-6 record but missed the playoffs. In five years with Arizona, Palmer started 60 games and threw for 16,782 yards and 105 touchdowns. The former First-Team All-Pro retired with the Cardinals in January after 15 years in the league.Drew Stanton (2014-17), Games played: 26Primarily used as Carson Palmer’s back-up, Stanton was favorite of coach Bruce Arians and was credited with nine wins and just four losses during his tenure. Stanton was a steady hand for the Cardinals when Palmer couldn’t go, but with a career completion percentage of 52.4 and a 20:24 touchdown to interception ratio, the Michigan State product never broke through as a full-time starter.Blaine Gabbert (2017), Games played: 7Gabbert made a splash in the preseason for the Cardinals and helped keep the Cardinals afloat in 2017 as the Cardinals third quarterback of the season. He finished the year with two wins in five starts throwing for 1,086 yards and six touchdowns. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Sam Bradford (2018), Games played: 3The Heisman Trophy winner might have seen his best days before signing with the Cardinals before the 2018 season. After being given the starting quarterback job, Bradford through four interceptions in three starts producing no wins before being benched for rookie Josh Rosen. Bradford’s QB rating of 62.5 ranked No. 34 among quarterbacks in the NFL through Week 3. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

first_imgFINANCE minister Harris Georgiades on Monday dismissed the notion that plans for a national health scheme (NHS) have fallen by the wayside, but he could not provide even a tentative timeframe for the scheme’s implementation.A guest on CyBC radio, Georgiades was asked why Cyprus’ international lenders – known as the troika – apparently did not insist on the NHS during their latest review of the adjustment programme.The introduction of an NHS is a commitment stemming from Cyprus’ bailout deal.“Yes, we are determined to implement an NHS, but not whichever NHS,” Georgiades said.“But I assure you that – other than being a requirement of the memorandum – this is part of the government’s plans.”The stumbling block, he added, continues to be rendering public hospitals financially and administratively autonomous.This step must necessarily precede the NHS.“The scheme must be feasible and viable and based on drastic reform of public hospitals. For example, we need to change working hours. Today hospitals work 7am to 2.30pm.”Reports over the weekend suggested the finance ministry was shown a draft plan for the cost of implementing the NHS.The plan was drawn up by the health ministry but, the reports said, Georgiades found it too costly.“No definitive plan is in place. We have yet to come up with a solution for how hospitals will be financially and administratively autonomous entities,” he offered.Pressed about the troika’s take on the NHS – given that Cyprus is already behind schedule on this issue – Georgiades skirted the question, noting that not all memorandum obligations must be completed during the adjustment programme.The adjustment programme ends in March next year.“Not everything – privatisations, or the opening up of the energy sector – must happen during the adjustment programme. For example CyTA, if it is privatised…this will happen by the end of 2016.”The NHS was initially supposed to be in place in 2015. In July, the cabinet postponed approval of a hospital autonomy bill but denied the delay was linked to a threatened 48-hour strike by state nurses.The previous health minister Philippos Patsalis had set to have the NHS implemented as soon as possible, but after a number of delays due to disagreements with health professionals, unions, and other technical issues, the dates were constantly pushed back.The major hurdles for the NHS are funding – the scheme would require raising contributions from employers, employees and the state – changes to the employment status of public nurses and doctors, and whether insurance should be based on a single payer scheme or a multi-payer one.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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