Security Council discusses latest draft resolution on Iraq plans further talks

Emerging from the meeting mid-morning, the Secretary-General said the discussions were carrying the issue forward. “I think we are making progress,” he said.Asked whether there would be “resounding” support for the resolution, he said, “I have always maintained that it is important that the Council speaks with one voice, and I hope everyone will be seeking a broad consensus – I would prefer to see a unanimous decision, 15 to zero.”Speaking to the press after the consultations concluded, Hans Blix, the Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), said in response to a question that the current text reflected UNMOVIC’s concerns. “There are some modifications which have taken into account what we have said, yes,” he added, noting that talks were continuing and further revisions might be expected.On the timetable for action, he said that following the adoption of the resolution, inspectors would return to Iraq in 7 to 10 days.Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock of the United Kingdom, which cosponsored the draft with the United States, said both countries had been pleased to present a “clear, firm” revised text which set out Baghdad’s disarmament obligations, the terms for dealing with those requirements, and the “choice for Iraq in responding to this resolution.” Noting that discussions would continue tomorrow, he said, “we are close to a point when we want decisions from all members of the Council on the propositions that we are putting [forward.]” The central aim is to achieve disarmament “peacefully and effectively through enhanced inspections.”Ambassador Greenstock voiced hope that a vote would be taken within 48 hours, adding, “we are now ready to move to closure on this.”If Iraq did not comply with the terms of the text, he said, “we will deal with that in the second stage.”Asked about the automatic use of force, he said, “this is not about triggers, this is not about automaticity, this is not about the use of force – this is about the choice for Iraq in going the UN route to disarmament.”US Ambassador John D. Negroponte said that during today’s meeting “there was a general sense around the table that we had come a long, long way from the situation that existed seven weeks ago in terms of the evolution of this text, yet at the same time it preserves what we think are essential ingredients,” including the point that if Iraq does not avail itself of this final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations, it runs the risk of facing very serious consequences.He stressed that the resolution was not intended to be employed by the US for the immediate use of force. “President Bush has said on numerous occasions that as far as he’s concerned the use of force – war – would be a last resort,” Ambassador Negroponte said. “He wants to give the United Nations a chance, and we believe that the resolution that we the cosponsors laid down this morning is the best way to achieve the disarmament of Iraq by peaceful means, obviously provided that Iraq complies fully with those obligations.”Following further discussions tomorrow, he said, “it is our intention to have the resolution put to a vote sometime during the course of the day on Friday.””There is a sense, clearly, that we are in the endgame with respect to the passage of this resolution,” he added.Ambassador Jean-David Levitte of France said his country’s highest authorities would study the revised text. “Since the very first day of this long negotiation, we’ve said that we want to give a last chance to Iraq to disarm through UN inspections,” he said. “For that, we need an enhanced regime, and for us, we’ve said right from the beginning that what is accepted and endorsed by Chairman Hans Blix will be supported by France.” Mr. Blix had provided useful comments this morning which France supported, he added. France had also maintained that “the key issue was to preserve the role of the Security Council – that’s what we call the two-stage approach, and in that respect, I can say today that very important progress has been achieved,” he said.France hoped for a unanimous adoption of the resolution “simply because we must be united on such an important issue if we want to succeed,” he stressed. “We’ll see tomorrow, through the consultations, if we are nearing that goal.”Video – Security Council consultations read more

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Nepalese general named to head UN force in Golan Heights

General Sharma, 54, takes over from Major-General Franciszek Gagor of Poland on Friday as head of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Since 1974, the mission has maintained the ceasefire between Israel and Syria and monitored the disengagement of their forces while maintaining an 80-kilometre area of separation.General Sharma joined the Royal Nepalese Army in 1969 and served, among other posts, as an assistant military officer with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in 1980. He is currently commanding an infantry division in western Nepal. read more

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Disarmament of excombatants in Liberias Bong County begins UN

“Approximately 254 LURD ex-combatants have surrendered their weapons in Gbargna [in central Bong County] today and are now at the cantonment site for demobilization,” UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told journalists in New York.The programme will resume tomorrow morning with another 250 former fighters, she said.During the DDRR process, combatants report to designated pick-up points with their weapons and ammunition. They are then brought to disarmament sites and, after laying down their arms, are transported to cantonment areas for demobilization. The former fighters will receive photo identification cards, medical screening, treatment and food and take part in orientation programmes.After a minimum seven-day stay, the ex-soldiers will be discharged from the cantonment site and provided with $150 and transport assistance to support their return to their communities of choice. After three months, they will each get another $150 to help them start new lives. By then, they should be participating in specific reintegration projects.The process originally began on 7 December, but was suspended one week later to allow time for the dissemination of more information to communities and better organization. read more

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Maintenance Continues on Price City Roads

Price City Press ReleaseMany residents may have noticed some streets around Price have a new layer of small rocks covering the road surface. This is part of Price City’s road maintenance program.“The rocks are called a ‘chip seal’ and it is the first of a two-step process to maintain the roads,” said Miles Nelson, Price City Public Works Director. “For a chip seal, a layer of oil is sprayed onto the road and loose rock chips are spread across the oil. The chips are then rolled into the oil to help make them stick. Over the next week, vehicle traffic presses the chips firmly into the oil. The leftover loose chips are then swept up, leaving a new surface on the road.”“The second step,” Nelson continued, “is called a slurry seal that will cover the rough chips with a nice, smooth black surface. The chip seal was a very fast process but the slurry seal will take some time to cure before traffic is allowed on the streets. This usually takes about four hours.”Crews are already starting to sweep up the loose chips from the roads from the chip seal. The next surface will begin to be placed in the next few days. Residents and businesses along those streets will receive notices reminding them to keep parked cars off the streets during construction. As always, all drivers are asked to take extra precautions when driving in a construction zone and to give themselves extra time to travel.Please contact the Price City Public Works Department with any questions about the road maintenance at (435) 637-5010. read more

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Gallery Rose Bowl Game vs Washington

Fans walk into Rose Bowl Stadium prior to the start of the Rose Bowl featuring Ohio State and Washington on Jan 1 in Pasadena, Calif. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor PASADENA, Calif. – The Ohio State Buckeyes faced off against the Washington Huskies in the 105th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1. Ohio State won 28-23. Photos by Casey Cascaldo

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Windies in a tough phase laments Holder

(CMC) Embattled West Indies captain Jason Holder conceded yesterday his inexperienced side were enduring a difficult period, after they suffered a seven-wicket thrashing at the hands of Pakistan on the last day of the opening Test at Sabina Park.West Indies captain Jason Holder congratulates batsman Babar Azam after Pakistan won the opening Test at Sabina Park on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy WICB Media)Behind by 121 runs on first innings, the Windies started the second day on 93 for four but failed in their bid for survival, dismissed for a paltry 152, 37 minutes before the scheduled lunch break.Pakistan then scored the 32 runs required for victory to condemn West Indies to their 11th defeat in their last 15 Tests, with just one victory to show in that period.“It’s a tough phase. It is very tough but it is what it is,” Holder said moments following the Windies defeat.“We’ve got to work with what we have [in terms of players]. I have full confidence in this young group. It’s just a matter of sticking together but we’ve got to learn. It’s just not a matter of us coming in and playing cricket, we’ve got to learn and we’ve got to learn from our mistakes.”He added: “It’s a very inexperienced side basically in terms of our batting [but] it’s just a matter of them getting in and stamping their authority and there’s no better place to do it than in the next Test match.”West Indies entered the game with a batting line-up which included two debutants – Guyanese left-handers Vishal Singh and Shimron Hetmyer – and three other batsmen in the top seven with less than 10 Tests to their name.And the inexperience showed in the first innings as they slumped to 71 for five just after lunch on the opening day and needed half-centuries from Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich and Holder, to get up to 286.“We did not make enough runs in the first innings. We lost wickets early and then we had to consolidate and we never really got that partnership going in the middle,” Holder explained.“Credit must go to Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase [for] the way they batted. I came down at the end and tried to wag the tail a little bit but unfortunately that didn’t happen. We needed to get in excess of 300 runs but we didn’t.”West Indies were then sloppy in the field as Pakistan piled up 407 to carve out a 121-run lead and batting a second time, the Caribbean side slumped to 93 for four at the close of Monday’s final day.Tasked with surviving the final day, West Indies produced another sub-par display with the bat as leg-spinner Yasir Shah grabbed six wickets to help wreck the innings and earn Man-of-the-Match honours.“Obviously we lost early wickets again [and] we we’re able to get a good start,” Holder pointed out.“Yasir Shah did bowl well but I thought we could’ve batted a lot better. From the position we were in yesterday evening, it would have been difficult coming into a fifth day pitch trying to survive Yasir.”He said the twin failure of usually prolific opener Kraigg Brathwaite had hurt West Indies.“We definitely need to get off to a better start. A big key for us is Kraigg Brathwaite and he didn’t get off in this Test match,” the all-rounder said.“The last Test match which we won against Pakistan, he carried his bat in both innings. For him, he just needs to get in and stay in.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAmbitious Holder eyes more Test successNovember 4, 2016In “latest news”Windies hope Sabina magic will spark team in decisive India TestAugust 30, 2019In “latest news”Pakistan beat Windies by 133 runs, clinch seriesOctober 25, 2016In “latest news” read more

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AG opens Judges Prosecutors workshop on AMLCFT with calls for convictions

Guyana for the first time on Thursday morning initiated a two day workshop for Judges and Prosecutors on Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT)/ Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) at the Pegasus Hotel. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil WilliamsThe initiative, which serves as a contribution by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) President, Santiago Otamendi of Argentina, was identified as one of the FATF Priorities for 2017-2018 and saw the attendance of President of Guyana, David Granger, Attorney General (AG), Basil Williams, among other significant members. In his address during the opening ceremony, Williams explained that the main objective of the workshop is to continue the outreach to the Prosecutorial Services and Criminal Justice System. He posited that given the current focus during the fourth round of mutual evaluations on the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems and the crucial role it plays in the effective implementation of the FATF Standards, there was a need to have a renewed and enhanced engagement with the Regional Judicial and Prosecutorial Services.“The work of judges and prosecutors is crucial to consolidating stable and effective institutions, integrity, transparency and the rule of law, which are all pillars of an effective anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing system,” he told the gathering. The workshop further seeks to provide a platform for gathering and sharing experiences, challenges and best practices in investigating and prosecuting money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as depriving criminals of their proceeds.“While many of our countries in the Caribbean Region have enacted the necessary legislative measures to criminalize money laundering, as well as terrorist financing and proliferation financing, the overall rate of convictions and the confiscation of criminal proceeds have been moderate,” the Minister explained. Moroever, Williams noted that if the global AML/CFT efforts are to be effective, it is absolutely necessary that countries also obtain convictions and pursue seizing and confiscating the proceeds and instrumentalities of crime for the benefit of States and victims. He also stated that Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), is an important element in the fight against extremist who seek to recruit, radicalize and mobilize their followers to commit acts of violence.“Our focus for the next two days centers around issues relating to investigative orders, the prosecution and management of Money Laundering Cases, International Co-operation, confiscation and restraint orders, conviction-based confiscation and terrorism/terrorist financing.”Similar global workshops have been conducted jointly between the FATF and FATF Style Regional Bodies (FSRBs) in Quito, Ecuador in September 2017, in Shenzhen, China in January 2018, in Tunisia in February 2018 and more recently Strasbourg, France in March 2018.In the past, the CFATF in conjunction with the Commonwealth Secretariat has held programs for Judges (in Jamaica, in 2012) and Prosecutors (in St. Lucia, in 2015). “The outcomes of previous workshops held by the FATF in other regions of the world demonstrate that there are a great number of common challenges and practices to be addressed with regard to issues such as resources, risk understanding, international cooperation, proper asset recovery and management, the applicable standard of proof and admissibility of classified information as evidence signaling the crucial significance for having this Workshop,” Williams asserted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFourth round monitoring to test Guyana’s AML/CFT systems – AGAugust 31, 2016In “latest news”AML Amendment Bill tabled in National AssemblyJuly 20, 2018In “latest news”Death penalty not a FATF requirement, says former AGMay 23, 2016In “Politics” read more

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Are gold producers developing or exploiting

first_img“Is the gold industry being buoyed up by speculative sentiment rather than by the creation of real value?” Randgold Resources Chief Executive Mark Bristow asked at the Mining Indaba 2007 conference. Bristow said the growth in the industry’s market capital was attributable to mergers and acquisitions at the top end and a flurry of new listings at the bottom. Many producers were apparently concentrating on the exploitation of market opportunities rather than the development of profitable businesses, while investors were largely focused on the short term.Despite the spectacular rise in the gold price, the industry’s modest profit margin had not increased at the same rate because cash costs had also increased sharply, and due to a lack of exploration investment, the new gold supply was static and possibly declining. There was therefore no strong underlying support for the present value of the market.Bristow noted that of Africa’s ‘big six’ gold mines developed since 1995, only three had as yet generated real returns. “Because we’re in a bull market which rewards production rather than profits, nobody is focusing too much on this financial underperformance but ultimately it’s not a sustainable situation. Stakeholders expect rewards and their patience is not infinite. When host governments, for example, see that mines are not producing the promised profits, and therefore not paying the anticipated taxes, it prompts them to tax through royalties,” he said. “Successful operations support profitability, and profitability in turn supports sustainability. We don’t manage Randgold Resources with one eye on the next quarter and the other on the whims of the market – we manage it for the long-term benefit of all its stakeholders. The question remains: are we as an industry building profitable businesses or are we merely exploiting short-term opportunities? For Randgold Resources the answer is clear: we’ve built and we continue to build.”Randgold Resources discovered and developed the world-class Morila and Loulo deposits in Mali. Its Tongon project in the Côte d’Ivoire is currently at bankable feasibility stage.last_img read more

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Jorge Maqueda to RK Vardar from next January

handball transfersHBC NantesJorge MaquedaRK Vardar RK Vardar Skopje boss, Russian businessman Sergey Samsonenko, obviously, doesn’t want to waste too much time in making squad capable to play at F4 tournament in Cologne. After tie in Montpellier and defeat against Vesprem last weekend, from Skopje coming interesting news about Jorge Maqueda (26) transfer to RK Vardar. According to Macedonian sports websites, Spanish right back will reinforce RK Vardar next January, six months before that was planned.Maqueda had to come to Skopje in summer 2015, but his compatriot and team-mate in the national team on right back position, Alex Dujshebaev, needs help in the battle with European giants. That’s why French HBC Nantes will get some compensation to release player in the middle of the season, while Vardar will get one more TOP quality player in mission “Cologne 2015”. ← Previous Story Norwegian Runar Sandefjord sign Serbian left back Petar Žujović Next Story → Tamas Mocsai suffers car accident, not in life danger read more

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Xbox One CPU speed increased to 175GHz

first_imgAbout a month ago we learned that Microsoft had managed to upgrade the speed of the Xbox One GPU by a pretty meager 53MHz, meaning it now runs at 853MHz. Although small, every little helps in a console that’s expected to be on sale for the next decade. And now Microsoft has confirmed the CPU is also getting a speed boost before launch.The AMD 8-core CPU the Xbox One uses is running at 1.6GHz inside the dev units, but the launch model will ship with the same chip running at 1.75GHz–a much larger (albeit only 150MHz) speed jump than the GPU could handle.We don’t know how this compares to the PS4 CPU clock speed as Sony hasn’t announced how fast it runs. The PS4 is thought to include a better GPU anyway, and with Sony not announcing how fast it or the CPU runs, they can choose to up the speed before launch and not even mention it if they wish. They may not have to if they look at the Xbox One speed upgrades and still believe the PS4 is faster.What is the knock on effect of increasing the CPU speed beyond a performance bump? Heat. Microsoft has already explained that instead of overheating the Xbox One will just get louder and slower. I’d imagine this means the Xbox One that ships in November may be ever so slightly louder under load, but it will only slow down if a game really pushes it to the limit.We still don’t know a release date for the Xbox One, but it is expected to be after November 8. There’s also nothing else Microsoft can really upgrade after having confirmed the RAM used will remain at 8GB.last_img read more

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Happy Birthday Fifth Doctor Peter Davison

first_imgHappy birthday, Peter Davison—you vulnerable, indecisive, Edwardian cricketer, you.Born Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett, the English actor replaced long-running fan favorite Tom Baker as the Doctor in 1981.At age 29, Davison became the youngest actor to play the lead role—a record he retained for nearly three decades, until a boyish 26-year-old Matt Smith became the Eleventh Doctor in 2009.He was also the first to have seen the program as a kid; for Davison, the chance to portray the titular character was a chance to become his own childhood hero.“It is a most appallingly daunting part to take on, if only because Tom [Baker] had done it for seven years—and also because you can’t approach Doctor Who like any other part,” Davison told now-defunct sci-fi magazine Starlog in 1986.“In any other part that you’re playing in fiction, you can usually say, ‘Well, this character had this sort of background. He had parents like this, he went to this school,’” he continued. “But with the Doctor, he comes from Gallifrey. The man is 750 years old and has two hearts. You can’t draw many conclusions from that.”BBCDuring his three-year tenure as the renegade Time Lord, Davison and his revolving door of companions—Adric, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Kamelion, Peri Brown—encountered some of the Doctor’s most notorious foes, including the Daleks (“Resurrection of the Daleks”) and Cybermen (“Earthshock”).All while working concurrently on two other series, comedies Holding the Fort and Sink or Swim.But, on the advice of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton—who Davison watched on TV as a teenager—the actor quit the show after three seasons, in an effort to avoid being typecast.“Obviously, that was a factor when I said I wasn’t going to do a fourth year—the fact that I felt that period was about as long as I could do without becoming too fixed as the Doctor in people’s minds,” he told Starlog.He never actually left the Whoniverse, though. Davison returned to the franchise on numerous occasions, including 1993 multi-Doctor charity special Dimensions in Time, 1997 video game Destiny of the Doctors, and a series of Big Finish audio plays.He also appeared alongside Tenth Doctor David Tennant—his future son-in-law (and fellow April baby)—in “Time Crash,” a special episode written by Steven Moffat for Children in Need.And while he expressed interest in 2013’s “The Day of the Doctor,” Davison ultimately passed on the part. Instead, he wrote and directed Sixth and Seventh Doctors Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, respectively, in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot—a spoof on the anniversary special.Cheers to 66, sir!Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.last_img read more

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CHIKV DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TCI GOVERNMENT HOLDING BACK ON NEW NUMBERS

first_img Health: Mosquitoes are to be taken seriously Mosquitoes on the attack; residents run, one school closed up Related Items:chickv, Chikungunya Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSeptember 27, 2014 — While the Turks and Caicos Health Department remains tight lipped on the newest numbers for confirmed or suspected cases of Chikungunya Virus in the country, a nearby nation has seen its official Opposition Party announce that ChikV is now a “full blown epidemic” in that country.  Jamaica’s shadow minister for health, Dr Kenneth Baugh (JLP) said the government was out of touch with the seriousness of Chikungunya and now the country is battling the mosquito borne virus which has surged in spread.  Magnetic Media was this weekend informed that there is now at least one death in Jamaica being blamed on ChikV.  Meanwhile CARPHA continues to report figures that are out-dated for member countries, explaining in a recent news story that many nations are not reporting.  Our newsroom has confirmed at least three new or suspected new cases of ChikV in Provo, yet and despite weeks and weeks of requests in writing, by calling and even to the Office of the Premier; health and government officials are not forthcoming about current figures, especially important in the aftermath of severe flooding caused by August’s TS Cristobal.  Media is however being told regularly of other health initiatives which the Ministry wants news organizations to help it promote.  I recently pointed out to the Premier this often lopsided relationship between media and government.   TCI Health warns against Zika as Caribbean counts five casescenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Monday is World Heart Day… October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this October the country will also mark Caribbean Wellness Day with the Corporate Games.  All of which are important health programs, which media enthusiastically promotes and covers. However also important is public awareness.  With nations like the Bahamas charting 83 confirmed cases, Haiti with a shocking 64,695 suspected cases,  the DR with a staggering 486,306 suspected cases on record and now Jamaica with 194 suspected cases (all from CARPHA as of September 22) … it is important for the general public to get an update on ongoing preventative initiatives by Health and cases recorded.   Caricom recently announced a seminar aimed at coping with both Chikungunya and Ebola, as fears about their threat to the region escalate. Recommended for youlast_img read more

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BAHAMAS Government launching etendering Program for Government contracts and services

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 25, 2018 – Grand Bahama – During his keynote address at the Grand Bahama 20th Annual Business Outlook at Grand Lucayan resort on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest outlined some of the programs and initiatives the government is taking in order to remain transparent in its fiscal policies.  One of those initiatives is one in which the Minister said the government is very proud of, as it relates to public financial management and reform.“In this regard we are starting with an innovative program for e-tendering for government contracts and services,” explained Minister Turnquest.“We launched a pilot program two months ago, where we have an e-trade portal, where vendors can log on, put in their information and once that information is uploaded in that system, they (vendors) will receive automatic notifications of projects and services that are out for bid.  They will be able to submit their tenders or responses electronically and they will be able to track the process on line.“They will be able to know every stage of the bidding process; they will know when it is closed, how many bidders bid on the work, they will know who received it and they will have a summary explanation as to why the contract was awarded to that person.”The Minister said this program will be accompanied by legislation which will introduce a Tenders Review Board, which will act as a Tribunal, where individuals who may feel that they have been aggrieved or have not been treated fairly, can appeal and be heard.Taking a look at fiscal policy and transparency in Government the Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that the choices and decisions the government makes in raising revenue, borrowing, allocating resources and its fiscal policy outcomes are at the core of the government’s relationship with the Bahamian people.The Deputy Prime Minister said that when his Government came into office in May of 2017, they were very forthcoming with the Bahamian people on the state of the country’s fiscal finances and the need for a plan to immediately address the deterioration and re-establish policy credibility.Minister Turnquest said that the government has initiated a number of projects to aid in their efforts to ensure that reliable, consistent data is provided to the Bahamian people.By: Andrew CoakleyPhoto Caption: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest was the keynote speaker at the opening of the 20th annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook, which was held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Grand Lucayan.(BIS Photo/Lisa Davis) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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In the arms race of internet speed GCI pulls ahead

first_imgGCI unveiled their new “red” internet in Anchorage’s Rogers Park neighborhood on Wednesday.Download AudioThe new system offers internet speeds of up to 1-gigabit-per-second… which is four times faster than anything previously offered in Alaska. GCI company spokesperson David Morris says most current household technology won’t be able to take full advantage of the speed:“What people can do with that is going to, I think, be determined by the human mind. It’s important to know that just because we have the 1-gig service, availability it actually can outpace the computers you are using; even the cabling that connects things like routers. So, all those will need to be upgraded at some point.”Morris says as technology improves, the system should be capable of even faster speeds…it’s just a question of when.So far, GCI’s “red” internet is only available in Rogers Park, but GCI expects to implement it in most of Anchorage by the end of the year. The new system starts at about $175 a month…about $40 more than the next package down.Morris says GCI is also working to bring 1-gig service to other parts of Alaska, like the Mat-Su, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai/Soldotna, Ketchikan, and Sitka.last_img read more

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Anup Bhardwaj can be next best Choreographer of Bollywood

first_imgAccording to a scientist, our body like movements, it pleases our brain and ears. Indian is always known for various dancing moves from kathak to today’s western moves. We just love dance, and our Bollywood is the best example of it. Our movies cannot be completed without songs, and in songs, we will definitely need a chart-buster party song which works the whole year.Choreographer works hard to bring new dance forms in songs to entertain people.As we are talking about dance, we came to know about one fabulous dancer who is known for his moves and won many hearts and title with his leg moves in recent time. We are talking about, Anup Bhardwaj, who is a renowned personality and one of the best dancer you will ever see.Anup Bhardwaj is also famous as Anzy B on social media accounts. He is making a different name with his dancing in Dubai and other places. People are crazy about him. And why not when you get to see such a talent you will definitely Ga Ga over his name.Anup’s achievements list prominent; he has made his name in Arab countries with dancing moves. Here’ the list of his accomplishments. Anup was the winner of Nach Baliye 7 in UAE, 2nd Runner Up in a dance reality show called Chak Dhoom Dhoom aired on Colors TV, 2nd Runner Up in a dance reality show called Dance Premier League aired on Sony TV, Among Top 30 contestants in a dance reality show called Dance India Dance aired on Zee TV, Among Top 40 contestants in a dance reality show called Just Dance aired on Star Plus.He has personally trained Ms World Romania 2017 for the talent round of her performance for Ms World International. Mihaela Bosca was also featured as “The most beautiful Romanian in the world.”Anup Bhardwaj aka Anzy B has also Choreographed several music videos for a famous recording label, T-Series and worked with several celebrities.Anup wants to make an institution where he can help as many talents as he can. Looking to his ability and love for Bollywood music we might get a good Choreographer for movies who can compete Prabhudeva, Ganesh, and many other top dancers Choreographer of India. It will be great to see if he decided to join B-town as a Choreographer.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

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Hundreds In Hollywood March Against Sexual Harassment

first_img Share Twitter User @katcystephanParticipants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #meToo March in Hollywood Sunday, November 12, 2017.Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred women, men and children gathered Sunday among the sex shops and tourist traps of Hollywood Boulevard to protest sexual harassment. The Take Back the Workplace March and the #MeToo Survivors March joined forces in the heart of Hollywood, near the entrance to the Dolby Theater where the Academy Awards take place. They walked side by side past the tourists, costume shops, strip clubs and a man wearing a “Whiskey Made Me Do It” T-shirt to gather for a rally of rousing speeches from the likes of Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan and Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman. “Not in pots, not in plants, keep your junk inside your pants,” the crowd chanted for a few minutes, before shifting gears to: “Harvey Weinstein is a joke, women workers just got woke.” Other chants included, “Survivors united, we’ll never be divided” and “Whatever we wear, wherever we go, ‘yes’ means ‘yes’ and ‘no’ means ‘no.’ “ Some came with their families, some came with friends and attendees ranged in age from 4 to over 68. Aislinn Russell, a 15-year-old Los Angeles high school student came with two peers and signs railing against terms like “friend zone” and “slut.” “Seeing the #metoo movement growing and seeing all these people telling their stories, I have my own stories too,” Russell said. “I want to join in with that and not be silent with everything going on.” Her sign, drawn in pink and purple block letters read: ” ‘Slut’ is attacking women for their right to say yes.” Her friend’s read: ” ‘Friend Zone’ is attacking women for their right to say no.” Another attendee, Nancy Allen, a 52-year-old woman from Los Angeles, carried a sign that read, “I was 7.” “We’ve been silent too long,” Allen said. “A lot of people have kept this inside us for years and years.” Howard Kim, a 68-year-old Los Angeles resident, came out to support the march. “I’m just a little sorry there aren’t more people out here,” Kim said. “I was hoping there would be.” Event organizers estimated there were about 200 to 300 attendees. But they also acknowledged that it was “difficult to tell” with the normal Hollywood Boulevard crowds. The crowd walked about a mile to the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Cole, the site of CNN headquarters, where a podium was set up for the Take Back the Workplace rally. Sivan, a TV journalist who alleged sexual harassment from Weinstein and served as the “celebrity chair” of the Take Back the Workplace event, said that the time is ripe for a re-ordering of power. “We want our daughters and sons to be able to go to a workplace and never have to take a meeting with a dude in a bathrobe,” Sivan said. “They will never have to choose to put out or keep their job.” Schulman, who presides over the advocacy group Women in Film, told the crowd that the sexual harassment problem can’t be fixed by just weeding out sex criminals. Women, she said, have to be protected from prejudice and abuse. Schulman called for diversifying workplaces and reforming human resources departments. Although there were not many celebrity attendees on site, some supported the marches from afar. “To all my sisters and brothers out there marching today in L.A Sending you love and support from thousands of miles away!” said Patricia Arquette on Twitter Sunday. Claire Forlani, another Weinstein accuser, also tweeted: “To the women and men marching in Hollywood today #metoomarch I am there in spirit. #Solidarity” The peaceful demonstration had an air of melancholy too. While there was solidarity, fear of retaliation persisted. One woman, who did not want to give her name for fear of retaliation or lawsuit carried a homemade sign accusing a sitcom producer of grabbing her from behind and making a lewd remark and suggestive comment. “Thank you to my agent at William Morris for telling me ‘Keep your mouth shut or you’ll never work again,’ ” read the other side of the sign. “BTW, you also represented my abuser.” Schulman said she is hopeful, however. Her organization on Thursday announced that it is setting up a sexual harassment hotline where victims can call for pro-bono legal counseling and advice. The hotline is expected to be operational by Dec. 1. “I’ve experienced gender bias, salary imparity. I’ve been yelled at, disrespected. I’ve had credit taken from me, I’ve had money stolen from me. I’ve been bankrupted twice and much worse. And I’ve seen it all. I’ve seen every bit of harassment and every bit of these sex crimes. However, I’ve produced 20 movies, I’ve supervised over 150 movies, I’ve won an Academy Award. I’ve even raised a 17-year-old daughter,” Schulman said. “Do not let them destroy us. We can win this war. It’s a game. It’s a game of power that we can win.” ___ Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahrlast_img read more

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Chemical snapshot Murchison meteorite reveals diversity of early Solar System

first_img The Murchison meteorite, a carbonaceous chondrite, fell near Murchison in Victoria in Australia in 1969, and is thought to be extremely ancient, possibly even older than the Sun, at 4.65 billion years old. It probably passed through the primordial clouds in the early Solar System, where it would have collected organic compounds. It was retrieved soon after it landed, which meant there was minimal chance of contamination, and it has been studied by scientists hoping the meteorite would yield clues about the possible origins of life on Earth. Leader of the research team, Dr Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, said the meteorite was like a kind of fossil, and when you try to understand it, you are essentially looking back in time. Dr Schmitt-Kopplin, from the Helmholtz Centre Munich, in Germany, said he was really excited and amazed at the complexity they found. The meteorite has been investigated many times before, but earlier studies used gas chromatography and mass spectrometry and looked for specific compounds such as amino acids. The current study is the first non-targeted examination of the meteorite, and used high resolution technology such as NMR and ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry. The analysis took a few milligrams of crushed rock from the meteorite’s core, and then extracted the organic compounds with solvents.Their approach is based on metabolomics, which Schmitt-Kopplin and his team uses to analyze metabolites in body fluids. The technique attempts to find as many metabolites as possible, and they used the same system on the meteorite. Specifically, the new technique is known as the Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance/mass spectrometry (FTICR/MS), which enables the scientists to weigh ionized molecules with the accuracy of the mass of an electron.The resolution of the analysis and the number of signals found makes the study record-breaking. Previous investigations were all targeted and used older technologies, and so the diversity was never discovered before. The results of the analysis identified about 14,000 different molecules in the meteorite, which can be combined in millions of different organic compounds. Schmitt-Kopplin said their calculations and interpolation were “very conservative”. Their findings show the nascent Solar System probably had more molecular diversity than present-day Earth.The results of the study appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal. More information: High molecular diversity of extraterrestrial organic matter in Murchison meteorite revealed 40 years after its fall, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin et al., PNAS February 16, 2010 vol. 107 no. 7 2763-2768, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0912157107 Murchison meteorite at the The National Museum of Natural History (Washington) © 2010 PhysOrg.com One-of-a-kind meteorite unveiled This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — New studies of a meteorite that crashed to Earth four decades ago have found it probably contains millions of organic compounds. The findings shed light on the molecular complexity that existed at or just after the birth of the Solar System. Explore further Citation: Chemical snapshot: Murchison meteorite reveals diversity of early Solar System (2010, February 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-chemical-snapshot-murchison-meteorite-reveals.htmllast_img read more

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A500 southbound closed after car overturns

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA car has overturned on the A500 tonight – leading to the southbound D-road being closed. The accident has taken place on the southbound carriageway between A527 Porthill Road/Longbridge Hayes Road and the A527 Grange Road/Wolstanton Retail Park. One car is on its roof and it is now understood this is the only vehicle involved in the accident. A number of Sentinel readers have contacted us in the past 15 minutes to let us know about the accident. Witnesses say a ‘huge number’ of emergency vehicles are at the scene – including police, firefighters and the ambulance service. In a statement at 1.30am on Sunday morning, a Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Restrictions are still in place A500SB in the Longport area of Stoke-on-Trent following an RTC earlier this evening.” Long tailbacks are reported on the southbound carriageway although the northbound route is understood to be unaffected. The Southbound carriageway is closed, Highways England confirmed. A spokesman said: “The A500 is closed Southbound between the A527 north and A527 south near Tunstall due to a single vehicle road traffic collision. “Police are in attendance. Road users are also advised to allow extra time for their journey.” Traffic data company INRIX reports the accident happened at around 11pm. A second accident is also reported on the northbound A500 between the A50 Sideway Roundabout and A5007 City Road between Stoke and Fenton. We have no further information on this second accident. Read MoreGritters out as temperatures expected to dip below freezing We will bring you more on this story as we get it. This accident is unconnected to the earlier incident involving two vehicles on the D-Road in Hanford. DIVERSION: Highways England say the following diversion is in place: Road users are advised to exit the A500 and continue along Reginald Way to the roundabout with the A50. At the roundabout take the fourth exit on to the A50 southbound. Continue along the A50 to the roundabout with the A5271. At the roundabout take the third exit on to the B5051. Continue on the B5051 to the roundabout with Woodbank Street and take the second exit. Continue along Woodbank Street merging in to Baptist Street. Continue on Baptist Street until the junction with the A50. Continue on the A50 until the junction with the A53. At the junction join the A53 and proceed to the roundabout taking the 1st exit and continue on the A53 until the roundabout with the A500 and re-join.last_img read more

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UK police seek woman over bleach offered to baby

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Earlier Thursday the police force tweeted: “WARNING! Last 1/2 hr. (hash)Eltham High St. White female in 50s giving children in pushchairs bottles containing believed bleach.”Police say no arrests have been made.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Check your body, save your life How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation LONDON (AP) – British police say they are searching for a woman who gave a baby a bottle believed to contain bleach.The Metropolitan Police force says an 11-month-old boy vomited Thursday after drinking from “a baby bottle with an unknown substance” given to him by an unknown woman as he sat with his mother and grandmother at a McDonald’s restaurant in southeast London.The force says the boy was taken to a hospital for observation. He is in stable condition. Police say they are examining security footage to see exactly what happened.last_img read more

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Chinese journalist for German newspaper freed

first_imgZhou’s whereabouts were not immediately clear, although his supporters believe he was taken away by Chinese authorities.Zhou, who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, said he had argued to prosecutors that the evidence against Zhang was obtained through coercion and torture, and should be considered illegal.“We had expected her release because we believed the evidence was invalid and could not be used,” Zhou said.Zhang, a news assistant for German weekly Die Zeit, was initially detained on a disturbance charge. Zhou said she was subject to sleep deprivation and intimidation during the detention.Zhang’s detention highlights the precarious situation for Chinese nationals working for foreign media, as they often become targets of police harassment and intimidation. Angela Koeckritz, the Beijing correspondent for Die Zeit, left China after she also felt pressure from authorities following Zhang’s detention.Die Zeit’s deputy editor-in-chief, Moritz Mueller-Wirth, said Koeckritz was informed on Thursday morning of Zhang’s planned release.“We are very glad and thank from the bottom of our hearts everyone who contributed in the last few months to this solution,” he said in an emailed statement, without giving details. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Zhang and the three artists were detained in Beijing in October just ahead of a planned poetry reading in support of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.In a separate case, another prominent rights lawyer Wang Yu and her family have been out of contact since Thursday morning. She also is believed to be taken away by Chinese police, although police have yet to confirm that.___This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of Koeckritz’s surname, which carries an umlaut in German.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese journalist who helped cover the Hong Kong democracy protests for a German publication was freed without charge Thursday following nine months in detention.Zhang Miao and three artists who were detained along with her last October also were released, their supporters said.However, on Friday morning, Zhang’s lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, was taken by force by three unidentified men from a hotel after he picked up Zhang from the detention center in a Beijing suburb, a business partner said. It raised concerns that Beijing is targeting rights lawyers who have lent strong legal support to activists, artists and journalists. Sponsored Stories Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Quick workouts for men Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Four benefits of having a wireless security system 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

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