SecretaryGeneral welcomes liberation of 15 Colombian hostages

2 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warmly welcomed today’s announcement by Colombia regarding the rescue of 15 hostages held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), some of whom had been held captive by the rebel group for years. The liberated hostages comprise the former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three United States citizens and 11 members of the Colombian armed forces. Ms. Betancourt had been held for more than six years.“These hostages and so many others still held captive in Colombia have endured years of hardship and privation,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued by his spokesperson. “Kidnapping is an abhorrent crime and an egregious violation of international humanitarian law.”The Secretary-General called on FARC “to immediately and unconditionally release the remaining hostages, whose security is their responsibility. He urges the FARC and other groups to engage in dialogue with the authorities with a view to freeing hostages and ending the violence that has afflicted Colombia for so long.” read more

Blix meets UNMOVICs Commissioners ahead of Security Council briefing

Mr. Blix, who is UNMOVIC’s Executive Chairman, met with the Commissioners to discuss his recent trip to Baghdad and his upcoming briefing to the Security Council, according to a UN spokesman. Spokesman Fred Eckhard said today’s encounter was not part of the regular cycle of meetings for the College of Commissioners. The Commissioners will meet again later this month in preparation for UNMOVIC’s next quarterly report, due March 1, the spokesman said.

Toronto market closes lower as hopes fade for preChristmas fiscal cliff deal

by Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 20, 2012 4:54 pm MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed in the red Thursday but pared earlier losses as oil prices turned positive even as hopes faded for a pre-Christmas deal to avert the U.S. “fiscal cliff.”The S&P/TSX composite index was down 14.92 points at 12,388.71 after earlier dropping as much as 70 points despite some positive domestic economic data. The TSX Venture Exchange was up 3.98 points at 1,180.5.Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) reported after markets closed that it had an adjusted loss of $114 million or 22 cents per share in the third quarter, better than the loss of 32 cents per share that analysts had been expecting.Revenue totalled $2.73 billion, down from $5.17 billion, but also better than the $2.6 billion analysts had been expecting.The company shipped 6.9 million BlackBerry smartphones and 255,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets in the quarter, while the subscriber base slipped to 79 million from 80 million in the second quarter.RIM shares had closed up 3.4 per cent or 46 cents at $13.95 before the earnings news. In after-hours trading in New York, RIM shares (Nasdaq:RIMM) moved up $1.10, or 7.79 per cent, to $15.22.Strong economic data from both sides of the border was overshadowed on the TSX by doubts about a pre-Christmas deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” as budget talks in Washington reached a partisan standoff. Without a deal, massive spending cuts and tax hikes will automatically go into effect, something economists believe could throw the U.S. economy back into recession.Still, Wall Street moved higher amid strong economic data. The Dow Jones average added 59.75 points to 13,311.72, the Nasdaq moved 6.03 points higher to 3,050.39 and the S&P rose 7.88 points to 1,443.69.“We got the good news on both sides (of the border) … but the big thing is the fiscal cliff worries are overshadowing the positive economic data,” said Jennifer Dowty, portfolio manager for Manulife Asset Management.“It appears like we’re going to go down to the wire on this one.”Investors remain focused on budget talks in Washington.The Republican-controlled House pushed ahead Thursday with a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year as hopes faded for a pre-Christmas deal between President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.”Democratic leaders vowed to let the House measure die in the Senate without a vote and urged Boehner to return to the negotiating table.“If you get any sort of indication that perhaps negotiations are advancing and we get to any sort of agreement then the market will rally on that,” Dowty said.“It’s very predicated on any news and that’s why you’re seeing heightened interday volatility as well.”The Canadian dollar turned around earlier losses to add 0.09 of a cent at 101.29 cents US as commodities prices were mixed but Statistics Canada released some positive data on retail sales and payrolls.The February oil contract added 15 cents to US$90.13 a barrel and February gold futures were down $21.80 to US$1,645.90 an ounce. Copper prices shed seven cents to US$3.54 a pound.Statistics Canada said average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose to $909 in October, up 0.9 per cent from September.On a year-over-year basis, earnings were up 2.8 per cent. That reflected a number of factors, including wage growth and changes in the composition of employment by industry as well as the average number of hours worked.Statistics Canada also reported retail sales edged up 0.7 per cent to $39.4 billion in October, the fourth straight monthly increase. In volume terms, retail sales increased 0.3 per cent, with eight of 11 subsectors reporting gains.The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.1 per cent over the July-September quarter as consumers spent more and state and local governments added to growth for the first time in nearly three years. But the economy is likely slowing in the current quarter.The U.S. Commerce Department’s third and final estimate Thursday of growth for the July-September quarter was revised up from its previous estimate of a 2.7 per cent annual growth rate.However, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week by 17,000, reversing four weeks of declines. The Labour Department reports that a seasonally adjusted 361,000 people sought unemployment aid the week ended Dec. 15, up from a revised 344,000 the week before.Meanwhile, sales of previously occupied homes in the United States jumped to their highest level in three years last month, bolstered by steady job gains and record-low mortgage rates.The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales rose 5.9 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in November. That’s up from 4.76 million in October.Traders also took in news that IntercontinentalExchange Inc. has signed a friendly agreement to buy NYSE Euronext for about $8.2 billion in cash and stock, a deal that would create an industry giant that includes the New York Stock Exchange and other securities markets.In Canadian corporate news, Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) has a firm deal to sell at least 10 of its new CSeries passenger jets to AirBaltic, which has an option to buy an additional 10 planes. The Latvian airline’s firm order has a list value of US$764 million. The deal could be worth up to US$1.57 billion if AirBaltic fully exercises options to buy an additional 10 Bombardier CS300s.It’s the second major announcement regarding the new-generation CSeries planes by the Montreal-based aerospace company this week. Bombardier said Thursday that an unidentified airline based in the Americas had signed a letter of intent to buy 12 to 30 CSeries planes, worth up to US$2.08 billion. 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Graduates celebrate historic fall convocation

Niagara businessman and community leader David S. Howes receives an honoray degree at Fall Convocation 2012On Saturday, Oct. 13, more than 800 Brock students received their degrees at Fall Convocation.During the day’s two ceremonies, Chancellor Ned Goodman spoke to students and delivered a message of confidence and leadership.“I learned in life, that there are some rules that are worth breaking a little bit,” said Goodman.“Unfortunately, today the most scarce of all ideas is confidence,” he said. “Everybody in the world of business, financial investing, even university professors, are lacking in confidence of where the future is going to be. But we’re all fortunate to live in this country, this country Canada … the best country in the world.”“So to be a contrarian and go forth with the education and the confidence that you have gained from Brock, be prepared to do it,” he told graduates. “And remember contrarianism works and the odd rule can be broken.”John Suk, Vice-Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, presented Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Medals to undergraduate student Yumna Ahmed and graduate student Neil Marshall at the day’s morning ceremony.These medals recognize students who exemplify the qualities that best embody the spirit of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock — leadership, courage, innovation, inspiration and community involvement.In his addresses to students, President Jack Lightstone spoke about the historical connections of the day’s celebrations.“Today is October 13, 2012,” said Lightstone. “On October 13, 1812, exactly 200 years ago, Major General Sir Isaac Brock lost his life leading his troops in a charge up Queenston Heights in order to repel an American invasion.”“Because of that battle, which sadly ended in the loss of Sir Isaac’s life, but in victory for the Canadian militia, the British Regulars and the First Nations allies that fought side-by-side to defend this territory, Canada became a possibility, actually more than a possibility, a probability,” he said. “We are indebted to those who fought and died in Niagara and elsewhere along the frontier, and to the namesake of our University — Major General Sir Isaac Brock — and his personal sacrifice on this date exactly 200 years ago.”“No other set of graduates than you today and those graduating this afternoon can say that they graduated on the 200th anniversary of the death of the namesake of our University.”At Saturday’s 10 a.m. ceremony, an honorary degree was presented to Niagara businessman and community leader David S. Howes for his commendable community leadership and commitment to Brock University, its students and its history.In his convocation address, Howes spoke to the graduating class about the journey of life and shared some life lessons from his own journey.“I sincerely hope that you are as excited as I am at becoming a Brock alumni,” Howes said to the graduating class in his Convocation address.“It is true that our life journeys brought us to this day by different routes and circumstances,” he said. “Your journey, like mine, has been influenced by the knowledge acquired from others and their willingness to pass it on to us. Parents, teachers, professors, TAs and others have mentored us and helped us along our journeys so we can be here today.”“What we all have in common is our life journey, and our desire to make it as full and rich and joyful as possible. A journey, which is similar to a railway track, it will have its ups and its down, its switches and sidings, stops along the way, and unforeseen disruptions, all of which will influence our life’s journey.”At the morning ceremony, Professor Tim O’Connell, Recreation and Leisure Studies, was presented with the Brock University Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant commitment to providing and developing quality learning experiences for students, in addition to making valuable contributions in curriculum development and the mentoring of colleagues.The morning also saw two Governor General’s Silver Medals, which are awarded to the students who achieve the highest academic standing at the undergraduate level, presented to Jessee Larone and Andrew Manuel Medeiros.At the 2 p.m. ceremony, Professor Diane Dupont from the Department of Economics was presented with the Brock University Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding research achievements, contributions toward the training of future researchers, and consistency in scholarly or creative performance. Dupont also delivered the afternoon’s Convocation address to students.Videos of Saturday’s ceremonies are available online. read more

Womens volleyball splits weekend series against Wisconsin

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team beat Wisconsin in dramatic fashion Sunday at St. John Arena, winning 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 26-28, 25-22, 19-16) and surviving a thrilling fifth set in which each team served for game-point. “You want to win in three [sets], but it’s games like this that our leaders get to step up and people get to show what they’ve got,” sophomore outside hitter Emily Danks said. Wisconsin jumped to a 2-1 set lead, but the Buckeyes rallied back to take the next two. “Whoever had more heart was going to win it,” sophomore setter Amanda Peterson said. “It was a battle all the way.” Sunday’s match was a rematch of the game that OSU and Wisconsin played earlier this season in Madison, Wisc., when OSU won in five sets. “We gave ourselves a little bit of stress and pressure but we came back,” senior outside hitter Anna Szerszen said. “You feel the pressure and you are like, ‘I have to get this swing.’” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said Wisconsin has improved since their last meeting, especially with ball control. “They’re just a good team,” Carlston said of Wisconsin. “They’re a really solid team.” The win puts the Buckeyes’ record at 20-9 this season and 8-8 in Big Ten play. Senior outside hitter Katie Dull led the Buckeyes with a game-high 29.5 points, including 24 kills. Senior setter Betsy Hone led the Buckeyes with 53 assists, and junior libero Sarah Mignin led the team with 23 digs. The weekend was not all good for the Buckeyes, however, as they lost to ninth-ranked Illinois on Friday, 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 17-25, 27-25) at St. John Arena. “Friday’s loss was tough,” Peterson said. “We were right there with them, we knew we could beat them.” The Buckeyes had to regroup and make the right adjustments coming into Sunday. Szerszen said the team worked on blocking and making sure the front and back rows were on the same page. “We didn’t do a good job of stopping Illinois on Friday,” Szerszen said. Junior outside hitter Kelli Barhorst led the Buckeyes with 16 points in the loss. Hone led the Buckeyes in assists with 44, and Mignin had the team high in digs, with 16. The Buckeyes travel to Penn State on Wednesday, and with four games left in the regular season, need some big wins down the stretch to move up in the Big Ten standings. “Every game in the Big Ten is a huge match,” Szerszen said, “because in any given night, any team can win.” read more

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal urges public to rethink Remembrance

first_imgThe Royal British Legion have unveiled an interactive video installation featuring stories from a younger generation of veterans to urge the nation to rethink remembrance.In the films, a story of conflict or injury is narrated by a Second World War veteran aged between 88 and 97, in military dress with some proudly wearing berets and medals.At the end there is an unexpected twist which challenges the view that the poppy and remembrance are only associated with the First and Second World Wars and elderly veterans.The four films can be viewed here. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Accountants behind Oscars mixup will never work ceremony again

first_img THE TWO ACCOUNTANTS involved in the embarrassing mix-up at Sunday’s Oscars will not be invited back to the show, a spokesperson for the Academy has confirmed.Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were the two members of PricewaterhouseCoopers – the firm responsible for tallying and safeguarding Oscar votes and results –  who were in charge of handing out the winning envelopes to presenters at the ceremony.However a mix-up resulted in Cullinan handing Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway a duplicate of the best actress envelope – instead of the one that had Moonlight winning for best picture.The screw-up marked the most embarrassing mistake in Oscars history, with the musical La La Land briefly declared the winner for best picture before organisers realised the mistake.Cullinan has come under scrutiny for reportedly tweeting during the ceremony, sending out a picture of Emma Stone, who won the best actress award for La La Land, minutes before handing Beatty the wrong envelope.ChaosPricewaterhouseCoopers took the blame after the gala evening ended in chaos and said Cullinan was mortified by his mistake.“He is very upset about this mistake. And it is also my mistake, our mistake and we all feel very bad,” Tim Ryan, PwC’s US chairman, told trade magazine Variety.The company had no immediate comment on the Academy’s decision to drop Cullinan and Ruiz from future shows.Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy president, told The New Yorker magazine that she was horrified as the disastrous ending to one of the most watched shows on television unfolded.“I just thought, What? What? I looked out and I saw a member of Pricewaterhouse coming on the stage, and I was, like, Oh, no, what—what’s happening? What what  WHAT? What could possibly…? ” she said.And then I just thought, Oh, my God, how does this happen? How. Does. This. Happen.© – AFP 2017 Read: Dishwasher becomes partner at one of world’s best restaurants in reward for loyal service >Read: Trump’s attorney general had contact with Russia during campaign > Mar 2nd 2017, 7:43 AM By AFP Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 7:43 AM Accountants behind Oscars mix-up will never work ceremony again The screw-up marked the most embarrassing mistake in Oscars history. 53 Comments Share28 Tweet Email1 Short URL 30,140 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Seyii Tolof- Tolof Part 539 EPISODE 36 (Difficult Marriages – ‘Torohal…

first_imgThe Friends They heard the news of their friend’ loss and decided to visit her at the clinic.At the Clinic Beatrice saw her friends and decided to sob they in turn join her and wept bitterly through sobs Panka said; “Accept our sympathy it is a great pain but God gives and takes the one to stay will come take heart.” Sally concurred then gave her an envelope from the duo.Sally “It will help you tighten some pressing issues; also take stock of yourself in tutu especially your health it is not worth it live for your two beautiful girls in the search for a boy child God forbid you can end up killing yourself what happen to your beautiful girls? Don’t orphan them is my candid advice.”Panka “He’ll harass and torment you for deliberately killing his boy child be strong to resist him you are not responsible he is for over burdening you with his ‘warhala’, household drudgery and abuse also go to your sister and convalescent there for a while for your health well- being.”Beatrice She wept bitterly and said; “Thank you for your concern Sang advised me the same but I am trapped you don’t know the type of man I’ve married he would not agree and he will surely divorce me if I leave the house without his consent also my children who will take care of them?”The Friends “It is very sad to hear you say this you are acting as a patriarchal gate keeper we fear for your life  our dear sister another advice don’t be pregnant too soon just to please him.”Outside the Clinic The duo went to a bar to chill out; Panka “We have just lost a friend Bully will kill Beatrice and Society will salute him.”Sally “Why are you so skeptical? Is it that bad? We as friends cannot force her into anything we only have persuasive influence Beatrice is of the old school marriage is sacrosanct.”Panka “What we only have now is prayers but God helps those who help themselves our sister has been unnerved by this bully of a husband, mark my words she will be murdered.”Sally “Don’t mind me I am the worst hypocrite on earth my sister! I cannot practice what I preach! My husband holds me as a sex slave I am being raped every night and there is nothing I can do about it I am trapped sister.”At the Second House Bully was very frustrated no food in the house; “What are we going to eat? That lazy bone still at the clinic running away from her responsibility.”The Girls “Dad mom is not a lazy bone as you describe her she is a good, diligent and responsible wife and mother she has given birth and just lost her baby we as a family have to show her empathy and prayed for her wellbeing her absence is deeply felt because she did everything for the family.”Bully He yelled at the girls; “Who talks back at me? Am I your mate? Are you mad? Now both of you go to the kitchen and cook anything for the family.”The Girls They sulked and he ran after them with a cane. “WE are girls how can we go to the kitchen and cook? What can we cook?”At the Kitchen The girls cook empty porridge and brought soar milk from the fridge and served it.Bully He raved and ranted; “This is too much she has to be discharged today my family is suffering because of her absence.”First House Nyanga came and Panka was nowhere to be found; “Where is that good for nothing wife of mine? Where has she gone to without my permission? I am waiting for her explanation.”Panka She came and found Nyanga at the sitting room fuming with rage.Nyanga “Where have you been to without my permission?” He asked.Panka “My friend has just given birth to a still birth we went to give her solidarity.”Nyanga “I don’t care who you have visited but what I am asking is on whose permission?”Panka “I am sorry it was not intentional.”Nyanga He got up and started hitting her Panka yelled and ran out of the house.Nyanga “I’ll kill you I am the husband here and you are the wife get that into your thick skull.”Panka “Birds of the same feathers flock together your friend Bully refused to visit his wife at the clinic he accused her of killing their foetus baby boy is he alright in his head? But who among you will advise the other? Are you not both bullies and wife batterers? But God will judge both of you before you die. Mark my words.”Nyanga “When have you become a soothsayer Prophet of doom? Wait for me there I am after you.” He ran after her as she ran for dear life. To be Cont.last_img read more


first_imgBy Kebba SeckaThe ‘WhatsApp’ case involving twelve members of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) who are charged with nine counts of treason, mutiny, endeavour to persuade members of the Gambia Armed Forces to take part in mutiny, is set for judgement on Friday March 15th 2019.The decision was unanimously taken by a quorum of senior military judges after the Judge Advocate Sainabou Sise Wadda, summed up the facts and evidence presented during the course of the trial.When the case was called, MB Abubakar with Capt. A. Njie and E R Dougan, appeared for the state while Counsel Sheriff Kumba Jobe together with Capt. Suwaibou Jammeh, Capt. Babucar Bah, Capt. Momodou Demba, Capt. Kebba Jabbi and Capt. Cham Samateh, represented the accused persons.In summing up the facts and evidence presented during the course of the trial, the judge advocate Sainabou Sise Wadda, harped summarily on the testimonies of all the prosecution and defense witnesses and reminded the Military judges that the decision to convict or pardon the accused persons, lies with them. She however, highlighted her role in the trial as a guide and adviser on points of Law. She went on to advise her colleagues in the panel that their judgement must be based on facts and evidence presented beyond any reasonable doubt; that as a matter of fact, the burden of proof lies in the prosecution but that they are not obliged to accept the whole evidence of the prosecution or defense witnesses; that they may accept part or reject part of it. Justice Wadda cited Section 108 of the Constitution which defines facts of the Court Martial; that such a crucial decision must be determined by Military Judges.“It is your duty to find the accused persons guilty or not guilty. You must be sure that the accused persons are guilty,” she told them. The Judge Advocate further advised her colleagues to pay particular attention to the evidence in chief of PW5 Dinno Sanneh, as he was mentioned by the defense Counsel as part of the suspects and was arrested in connection to the same matter under trial. “If after all you find the accused persons guilty, then your verdict is guilty,” she advised. According to her, the military judges when going over the evidence and facts of both the prosecution and defense witnesses, said they would need to treat exhibit T and S of Dinno with extra caution.“Judgement must not be based on probabilities,” she advised members of the quorum. She continued to advise caution on exhibit S and T, as it does not feature the telephone number of the sixth accused person, Lance Corporal Sambujang Bojang. Justice Sise Wadda further highlighted that PW10 and PW6 both gave exhibit G1 and G2 against the ninth accused person, Sgt Yarro Jatta, but advised that they need to carefully note that exhibit G1 and G2´, cannot corroborate the evidence made by PW10 against the ninth accused person. “You need to see whether exhibit G1 and G2, corroborated exhibit M1 and M2,” she advised.Readers can recall twelve members of GAF have been appearing before a General Court Martial at the Yundum Military Barracks since 2017, on allegation of creating a WhatsApp group with intention to over throw the Government of President Adama Barrow. The prosecution has advanced during the course of the trial that the accused persons had meetings in Lamin and at the AU village in Bijilo, where the lead accused resided at the time, to lay down their planned coup. The coup according to prosecution, was set to take place on July 22nd 2017.All accused persons deny involvement and other charges against them.The case was adjourned to Friday March 15th 2019 for judgement, at 9:30 am.last_img read more

Time Inc Rejects 18B Buyout Offer

first_img Several changes have come to the publisher just this past year including an editorial restructuring, which saw the creation of editorial groups. This is a developing story. Recently, Time Inc. has been repositioning itself as more of a digital media company—becoming less dependent on print ad revenue. Time Inc. has received a $1.8 billion buyout bid from billionaire Edgar Bronfman Jr., which has reportedly been rejected by the company’s board. The offer was for $18 a share, a 30% premium over the company’s Friday closing price, reports The New York Post. Time Inc.’s shares (NYSE: TIME) stood at $16.00 at the opening bell Tuesday, reflecting a surge of as much as 18 percent following Monday’s news. The company’s share price reached an all-time high of $25.83 in July, 2014, shortly after its initial public offering, but has generally been in decline since mid-2015. Bronfman, managing partner of private equity firm Accretive LLC, went in on the bid with fellow billionaire Leonard Blavatnik, founder of holding company Access Industries, and Israeli businessman Ynon Kreiz, according to the Post. As per company policy, a spokeswoman for Time Inc. declined to comment.last_img read more

Common Superfoods and Herbs for Men

first_imgBy Mia Aguilar, Special to the AFROThe numbers don’t lie.  For years, studies, surveys and statistics have found that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor.  According to reports by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and, men are 80 percent less likely to use a general source of health care.  Other research has shown that half of men ages 18 to 50 don’t have a regular source of health care, while one-third of men in that age group haven’t had a regular checkup in over a year.Although there may never be full understanding on the disconnect between men and doctors (and preventive health), today’s world allows people to access information on alternative ways to support men’s health through common superfoods and herbs.: Today’s world allows people to access information on alternative ways to support men’s health through common superfoods and herbs. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)The most common and easily available superfood that supports men’s health is the Brazil nut.  The large nut, which is actually a seed, is eaten raw, blanched and dried and is packed with both magnesium and selenium and powerful antioxidants that help prevent cancer, heart disease and naturally boosts testosterone levels in men. It is also associated with promoting good prostate health and even decreasing the risk of prostate cancer.The well-known tumeric root is another superfood that caters to men’s needs.  Also high in antioxidants that support prostate health, tumeric contains the naturally occurring chemical curcumin, which has been shown to reduce joint pain and inflammation, relieve digestive issues and have positive effects on psychological health.The lesser-known herb Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) tops the list for overall men’s health.  Traditionally prescribed in Chinese medicine for male infertility, Astragalus has been proven to support male hormones by balancing glucose levels and enhancing testosterone and growth hormone levels.  Known as a powerful immune booster, it helps improve resistance to viral infections, slows down the aging process and revitalizes the body by stimulating the production of stem cells in bone marrow.Each of the superfoods and herbs can be found at your local grocer or at herbal shops in D.C. (Blue Nile Botanicals, Bazaar Spices) and Prince George’s County (Smile Herb Shop).  In addition, regular exercise and stress-management regimens are complementary pathways to healthy living that men should support – especially as they age.  And although there are no substitutes for regular doctors visits, there are plants, herbs and unconventional methods to help keep our men living longer, healthy lives.last_img read more

Anthropologist offers possible explanation for collapse of ancient city of Teotihuacan

first_img Citation: Anthropologist offers possible explanation for collapse of ancient city of Teotihuacan (2015, March 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( —Linda Manzanilla, an anthropologist with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México has published a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offering a possible explanation for the collapse of the early central Mexican city of Teotihuacan—she believes it was due to clashes between groups with differing economic interests. The ruins of Teotihuacan can be seen today at a location approximately 30 miles northeast of modern Mexico City, and offer testament to the flourishing metropolis that once was home to approximately 125,000 people, making it the most populous city in the pre-Columbia Americas. The city got its start around 100 BCE, but was completely decimated by the eighth century. Why it collapsed has been a subject of debate among historians and anthropologists for several years. In this new effort, Manzanilla suggests it was not drought or invaders that brought down the great city, but internal strife among its inhabitants.Manzanilla is basing her claims on her examination of parts of the ruins, along with an analysis of human remains and other artifacts that have been found in the area. She suggests that because of volcanic eruptions in the first and fourth centuries, people were forced to move from the southern basin, and wound up in Teotihuacan, which resulted in a mix of ethnicities. Activity markers, nutritional patterns, isotopes and ancient DNA analysis showed that the immigrants (some of whom brought specialized skills along with them) tended to live on the outskirts of the city in different neighborhoods and were given specific jobs by businessmen that helped to bolster the economy. But it also led to rivalries between the neighborhoods. As time passed, she believes that tensions arose between wealthy businessmen, neighborhood leaders and those that were part of the government. The tension was increased, she claims, by the government insisting on retaining control of all natural resources. Eventually, that tension boiled over and the result was an angry mob of people burning down major parts (administration and ritual buildings) of the city and trashing sculptures and other iconic structures, and eventually to total collapse of the city.She reports that thus far, no evidence of a foreign invasion of any type has been found. 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. Decapitated males from Teopancazco, a neighborhood within the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. Credit: Linda Manzanilla Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencescenter_img Explore further © 2015 Mexico archaeologists explore Teotihuacan tunnel (Update) More information: Cooperation and tensions in multiethnic corporate societies using Teotihuacan, Central Mexico, as a case study, Linda R. Manzanilla, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1419881112AbstractIn this paper, I address the case of a corporate society in Central Mexico. After volcanic eruptions triggered population displacements in the southern Basin of Mexico during the first and fourth centuries A.D., Teotihuacan became a multiethnic settlement. Groups from different backgrounds settled primarily on the periphery of the metropolis; nevertheless, around the core, intermediate elites actively fostered the movement of sumptuary goods and the arrival of workers from diverse homelands for a range of specialized tasks. Some of these skilled craftsmen acquired status and perhaps economic power as a result of the dynamic competition among neighborhoods to display the most lavish sumptuary goods, as well as to manufacture specific symbols of identity that distinguished one neighborhood from another, such as elaborate garments and headdresses. Cotton attire worn by the Teotihuacan elite may have been one of the goods that granted economic importance to neighborhood centers such as Teopancazco, a compound that displayed strong ties to the Gulf Coast where cotton cloth was made. The ruling elite controlled raw materials that came from afar whereas the intermediate elite may have been more active in providing other sumptuary goods: pigments, cosmetics, slate, greenstone, travertine, and foreign pottery. The contrast between the corporate organization at the base and top of Teotihuacan society and the exclusionary organization of the neighborhoods headed by the highly competitive intermediate elite introduced tensions that set the stage for Teotihuacan’s collapse.last_img read more

Defectors greedy and corrupt BJP collecting TMCs garbage Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Coming down heavily on TMC leaders who joined the BJP post the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday called them “greedy and corrupt” and said the saffron party was “collecting garbage”. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo also said she would be replacing the “traitors” with “dedicated members” and asked those “undecided about joining the BJP” to leave her party at the earliest. Banerjee’s remarks came in the backdrop of three MLAs and a majority of councillors from five municipalities in the state defecting to the BJP from the TMC since the declaration of general election results last month. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “We are not bothered about a few corrupt and greedy leaders who are switching to some other party. They joined the BJP as they were afraid they might face consequences for their activities,” the chief minister said. She said her administration is contemplating action against those involved in corruption. “We are throwing out our garbage and the BJP is collecting it. But joining some other party won’t save anyone from corruption probe,” Banerjee said at an internal meeting of party councillors from across the state. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state The TMC boss said she would want to restructure her party ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, while insisting that those who were in two minds about switching to the BJP should leave immediately. “I would like to urge those traitors who are still undecided on whether to join the BJP or stay in the TMC to leave the party. We don’t want such leaders and workers,” Banerjee said. “One person will leave and 500 more will be inducted in his or her place. We want to restructure our party and replace corrupt and greedy workers with dedicated cadres,” she added. Admitting that her party’s leadership made a few mistakes while dealing with old-timers and loyalists, the chief minister assured that the lapses would be taken care of. Referring to legislator Sunil Singh, who joined the BJP on Monday, Banerjee said it was a misjudgement on the part of the TMC to have given him a ticket for Noapara Assembly bypoll last year, overlooking the candidature of Manju Basu, wife of slain TMC leader Bikash Basu. She also instructed her party leaders and workers to increase their outreach activities. Banerjee warned party members against infighting as it “affects the implementation of government schemes”. “Work hard and work honestly to reach out to the masses. Don’t fall into the BJP’s trap. People are looking at us. Do remember that councillors play a very important role, they are the face of the party in their respective wards,” she said.last_img read more

Londons first permanent LGBTI homeless shelter struggles to find a home

first_imgTokyo will give free housing to homeless and poor LGBTI peopleI was throwing up with exhaustion after sleeping rough for one nightUganda’s LGBTI people are putting up a fight for their right to a safe placeRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) People using the centre will also be able to access Stonewall Housing’s wider services. They include; a work-ready scheme, social groups and mental health advocacy with the aim of providing support and fostering resilience in order to better equip people in the wider world.‘Most of our guests came through helplines run by Stonewall Housing, the domestic abuse partnership, Galop & Albert Kennedy Trust,’ Ecola said.‘People just need to be pointed in the right direction if they are not LGBTIQ+ & come to us – literally every other homeless shelter is set up to cater just for them which is why we need to exist in the first place.’The Outside Project launching at London Pride. | Photo: FacebookWhy did it take so long?Since February 2017 when the pilot project finished, The Outside Project, has fundraised and crowdfunded money for the shelter. The Mayor’s Rough Sleeping Innovation Fund helped get the funding over the line, and Ecola is ecstatic.‘Everyone is so pleased that we received this funding from the Mayor’s office, that he is showing his support for our project. A lot of our volunteers are just quiet people who work in the sector, they’re activists or they’re ex-homeless themselves,’ Ecola said.The project is looking for a suitable location to house the shelter. The pilot was located in Barking, forcing people to travel the long distance, often in the cold snow.‘The pilot ran in Barking because that was the only place that offered us a solid space. It still is.’ Ecola said.‘We have been trying to find space in London for over a year. You would think with all of the empty buildings someone would reach out.‘There is a double stigma of LGBTIQ+ & homelessness with our project. It’s as as much a taboo within our community as it is outside of it.’Community supportCrowdfunding is hard work for the volunteers and even with the Mayor’s funding, the shelter needs ongoing financial support.‘Support from ‘outsiders’ within our own community has been overwhelming and has sustained us since our launch at Pride last year,’ Ecola said.‘We now need support from the wider community & allies to ensure its future & to fight for the systemic change we need so that projects like this don’t need to exist for the generations coming up behind us.’The Outside project is hosting an event with Fringe! & People’s Cinema club on 16 August. The event is an exhibition of our ‘Outsider Pride’ action, a collective queer activist exhibition, marketplace & a screening of QUEERCORE.The group is also taking donations at its JustGiving page for people who are interested in helping.The Outside Project is hosting a fundraising event for its homeless shelter. | Photo: Supplied ‘I stayed out…stayed awake and walked around.  Sometimes, I would [go to] the cruising area…napped on the benches…everyone looked out for everyone else. [I] Didn’t sleep at night…seen people have their heads kicked liked a football or pissed on,’ Ronnie said.The 2016 ‘Still Out There’ report found 25% of London’s homeless population identify as LGBT+. Also, 35% earn less than the living wage lacking which means they can’t afford to pay for suitable living arrangements.LGBTIQ+ people are more likely to become homeless because of issues such as; family breakdown, physical, verbal and phobic harassment, domestic abuse and sexual exploitation.Hard to get helpTo make matters worse, homeless LGBTI people regularly struggle to get help from mainstream services. They often don’t understand the needs of LGBTI people, but also are not always safe for them.‘Imagine having the worst time of your life – being beaten up by your family or partner or neighbour and then having to walk down down a dark road you don’t know with a big sign pointing at you screaming your sexuality or gender identity,’ Carla Ecola, founder of The Outside Project.‘That’s what being queer and homeless feels like & that’s why we’re more likely to hide in bin sheds and stairways and less likely to get picked up by outreach services.‘The prejudice our community face in society feels 100 times magnified when you are in crisis with nowhere to turn. Our community hide their sexuality or gender identity when homeless which leads to all kinds of emotional, physical and health issues – further trauma.’The inside of the temporary LGBTI homeless shelter on a bus in Barking. | Photo: The Outside ProjectA new hopeBut there is light at the end of tunnel for London’s many LGBTI homeless people.After more than a year of trying to source funding, London will get a permanent homeless shelter for the LGBTI homeless.The Outside Project teamed up with Stonewall Housing to make the shelter a reality after getting funding from the Mayors Rough Sleeping Innovation Fund.The permanent shelter comes after a pilot program during the most recent winter season where when an LGBTIQ+ night shelter ran on a repurposed tour bus.Now, the bus will hopefully open alongside the shelter to offer LGBTI people at risk of rough sleeping.‘When we re-open we plan to sleep 10 again to start with. We’ll hopefully have the bus with us and be able to open 10 more beds paces as a backpackers place to prevent homelessness,’ Ecola said.‘A lot of people sofa surf and get into trouble because they don’t feel like they can access commercial male/female dorms.’Holistic care‘This will be a mix of cultural and artistic hub, offering a safe daytime refuge & cafe space alongside queer led services, pop-up businesses and co-working space for marginalized groups amongst the LGBTIQ+ community,’ said community centre director Tam Vilbert.‘Holistic case work, advice, housing and employment support, will be provided by Stonewall Housing’s floating support.’center_img Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . LGBTI people face some of the highest rates of homelessness compared to other communities. Once a LGBTI person finds themselves homeless they face a life of violence and uncertainty, often ignored by support services.Ronnie (not his real name) is a 35-year-old who spent many years homeless in London. He witnessed unspeakable violence, which left him too afraid to even sleep. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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first_img News | Flat Panel Displays | June 18, 2019 Double Black Imaging Announces Expanded Display Line and Ergonomic Workstation Solutions Double Black Imaging (DBI) and their Image Systems Division are releasing their new clinical and diagnostic display… read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | May 17, 2019 Tru-Vu Monitors Releases New Medical-Grade Touch Screen Display Tru-Vu Monitors released the new MMZBTP-21.5G-X 21.5” medical-grade touch screen monitor. It is certified to both UL… read more Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 11, 2019 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panels to Help Enhance and Streamline Workflow The flat panel display market shows signs of maturing, however many new applications are available that can help to s read more 50 Years of Innovative Visual TechnologyEIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. 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first_img News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Introducing Netlify Dev for Local Testing and Live Stream Preview Capabilities

first_imgYesterday, the team at Netlify announced the new Netlify Dev for local testing and live stream preview capabilities. Web developers can now locally test serverless functions, API integrations, and CDN Logic; thus promoting instant progress sharing.. They can now have access to capabilities of the Netlify platform on their laptops which means they no longer have to wait for staging or production to test and get feedback on their websites and applications. Developers can live-stream their development server to a cloud URL and share updates as the code and content changes. In a statement to Business Wire, Kent C. Dodds, software engineer and educator, said, “Netlify has a knack for simplifying things that are hard so I can focus on building my web application, and Netlify Dev is another example of that. “I’m excited about being able to simply develop, test, and debug my Netlify web applications with one simple command.” Netlify has compiled its entire edge redirect engine into WebAssembly so developers can locally test before deploying to production. They can now write and validate AWS Lambda functions in the Netlify CLI using modern JavaScript and also deploy them as full API endpoints. Mathias Biilmann, CEO, said, “Netlify is obsessed with developer productivity for building modern sites on the JAMstack. The new local test and share capabilities of Netlify Dev provide a single, simplified workflow that brings everything together—from the earliest code to production global deployment. Netlify Dev can automatically detect common tools like Gatsby, Hugo, Jekyll, React Static, Eleventy and more. It also provides a single development server and workflow. New and existing users can use Netlify Dev by installing or updating the Netlify CLI for creating new sites, setting up continuous deployment and for pushing new deployments. The new features of Netlify Dev are tightly coupled with Netlify’s git-based workflow for team collaboration. Netlify brings an instant CI/CD pipeline for the developers who work in Git so that every commit and pull request can build the site into a deploy preview. Developers can easily build and collaborate in the full production environment. To know more about this news, check out Netlify’s official page. Read Next Netlify raises $30 million for a new ‘Application Delivery Network’, aiming to replace servers and infrastructure management Introducing Gitpod, a one-click IDE for GitHub IPv6 support to be automatically rolled out for most Netify Application Delivery Network userslast_img read more

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Fla. in 1960Bunny Yeager—Courtesy of RizzoliBunny Yeager shot to fame as a photographer after she booked her first shoot with Bettie Page in 1954 Yeager who herself began as a model had Page pose in her studio hanging ornaments on a Christmas tree and wearing nothing but a Santa hat and a wink; she sold the image to Playboy for $100 catapulting herself and Page into the mainstream Yeager went on to shoot several centerfolds for Playboy and had her work published in a slew of post-war men’s magazines establishing herself as one of the pre-eminent pin up photographers of her time She is credited with making the iconic image of Ursula Andress emerging from the ocean in a white bikini on the set of the 1962 James Bond film ‘Dr No’ Her images posses a depth that was perhaps rare in her field; her subjects appear at once seductive vulnerable playful and exquisitely powerful Yeager reveled in finding and creating beauty writing at length on her process in several books Yeager also became known for her self-portraits shot pin-up style In them she appears in all different locales sometimes blonde sometimes brunette always in costumes that she made herself The work in its quality transcends the genre she helped popularize and is said to have influenced Cindy Sherman’s own self-portraits Yeager died at the age of 85 on May 25Don Halasy (1940-2014)Photographer Don Halasy died on Nov 11 Halasy worked for the New York Post for 24 years notably capturing Gorbachev’s visit to Governor’s island in 1987 the infamous gangster John Gotti and the 9/11 attacks where he was trapped under a pile of debris After digging himself out of the rubble Halasy realized his camera with shots of the first tower going down were still buried and he dug back in to salvage it In a CBS report on the attacks Halasy emotionally recalled his experiences that day saying "Of course everybody’s running away from it and I’m a press photographer I’m running toward it"Tom Self (1933-2014)Birmingham News photographer Tom Self was one of the first to arrive on the scene of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church on Sept 15 1963 It was a pivotal moment in a career that would come to be defined by the civil rights movement which Self went on to cover for the paper with a team of 11 photographers He often wore a hard hat to document protests as tensions rose in the South "You couldn’t shoot that stuff back here (in the distance)" Self told ALcom in 2013 "You had to be right in there with them" He worked for the paper for 46 years as both a senior photographer and photo editor and mentor to many He died at the age of 81 on Nov 26Le Minh Thai (1921-2014)Le Minh Thai on a navy ship in South Vietnam in the 1950s? at times, is to some extent a self-caricature, except for her four-second attention span, However, For questions or more information. read more