Bezos tells of Enquirer threats to publish revealing pics

LOS ANGELES — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer. He says the Enquirer chief threatened to publish revealing personal photos of Bezos unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress.Bezos, who is also owner of The Washington Post, detailed his interactions with American Media Inc., in an extraordinary blog post Thursday on The billionaire said the Enquirer wanted him to make a public statement that the tabloid’s coverage was not politically motivated.Bezos’ accusations add another twist to a high-profile clash between the world’s richest man and the leader of America’s best-known tabloid.Michael Balsamo And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press read more

UN brings religious ethnic communities to the discussion table in northern Iraq

29 May 2010Security concerns and human rights topped a United Nations-backed discussion among the religious and ethnic communities of the northern Iraqi governorate of Ninewa. Participants at the meeting which took place on 27 May included representatives of the Christian, Shabak, Turkoman and Yazidi communities, as well of the Ninewa administration, the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Iraqi Government. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) chaired the talks – the first-ever meeting of the Committee on Ethnic and Religious Communities in Ninewa – in the city of Tilkaef. Also among the topics discussed during the gathering where the representation of Ninewa’s various communities in Iraq’s security forces. The UNAMI meeting marked an important first step for further dialogue and action, said Jerzy Skuratowicz, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative. “While each of the components has its unique and distinct ethnic, cultural and religious heritage that must be preserved, it is also apparent that they all share many common concerns, which need to be addressed.” read more

Text messaging helps thousands of Iraqi refugees in Syria receive UN food

At the same time the UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed to the world community to make the 65 per cent shortfall in the $32 million needed for the 130,000 Iraqi refugees it helps in Syria.Under the voucher project, which has proved effective in feeding refugees in cities where food is available on the market but out of their economic reach, beneficiaries receive a text message providing a code enabling them to cash in all or part of the virtual voucher at selected Government shops.“WFP’s Electronic Voucher System is an innovative and revolutionary way to deliver food assistance to Iraqi refugees in Syria,” WFP country Director Muhannad Hadi said. “After successful implementation inside Damascus, we are expanding its implementation in other governorates. We have already reached 100 per cent of the refugees living in Homs, Lattakia, and Tartous and by the end of October we are planning to expand in Edlib, Hama and Daraa.” Started last October with 1,000 refugee families in Damascus, it has now been extended to more than 9,600 families, or about 32,500 Iraqis, who can exchange the voucher, worth $30 per person per two-month cycle, for more than 15 different commodities such as rice, lentils, chickpeas, oil, canned fish and sugar, as well as cheese and eggs, fresh produce that cannot usually be included in conventional aid baskets. After each transaction, another text message will be sent informing them of their remaining balance will. “This system provides families with the freedom to select food of their own choice, at any selected shop and at any time they wish,” Mr. Hadi said.There are more than 1 million Iraqi refugees in Syria, according to Government figures, with some 130,000 regularly receiving WFP food and non-food aid from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 23 September 2010Tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees in Syria will now be able to receive United Nations food aid by exchanging coupons sent to their mobile telephones as the first such electronic food voucher system in the world moves beyond its pilot phase to embrace those living outside Damascus, the capital. read more

UN Under SecretaryGeneral for Political Affairs to visit Sri Lanka

He said the visit was planned before the island nation declared the state of emergency and is part of ongoing UN engagement with Sri Lanka. UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is to visit Sri Lanka this week, the UN office in Colombo said.The UN said that Feltman will be in Sri Lanka from 9 to 11 March. He will meet with a wide range of Sri Lankan leaders — including the President, the Prime Minister and other senior officials — political parties and civil society groups. The visit is part of ongoing UN engagement with Sri Lanka, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for UN Secretary-General said. This will be the Under-Secretary-General’s third visit to Sri Lanka. He visited the island nation in February 2017 and in 2015 to take stock of progress in the country and engage national stakeholders on the peacebuilding process. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Adopting key reform measure General Assembly ends main part of annual session

“Without doubt, one of the most important issues of this autumn session was the discussion on the strengthening of the UN system,” said Assembly President Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic. He added that the resolution on reform would go far towards bolstering the impact of the UN’s work, especially in economic and social fields.”The adoption of the resolution has been a significant achievement – it represents an important stepping stone for the future work and deliberations in the continuous process of reforming the Organization,” he said.Among numerous measures set out in the six-page text, the Assembly welcomed Mr. Annan’s intention to conduct a systematic evaluation of the impact, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the UN Department of Public Information. It also endorsed his decision to entrust key responsibilities to the Special Adviser on Africa, including coordinating guidance on the continent and supporting the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).In addition, the Assembly concurred with the Secretary-General’s intention to establish a panel of eminent persons, “reflecting a diversity of views,” to review the relationship between the UN and civil society.In his closing remarks to the session, President Kavan underscored the importance of the Assembly’s work in following up on the anti-poverty targets set in 2000 at the UN Millennium Summit. “Despite uneven progress achieved in the implementation, I am hopeful that we will be able to jointly address the gaps in the implementation and progress further to attain the goals,” he said. Ambassador Kavan also pledged continued work in the coming months to build on the achievements of the current session, which began on 10 September and covered 168 separate agenda items. read more

Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt antiwhaling

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Paul Elias, The Associated Press Posted Dec 19, 2014 4:06 pm MDT File – This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens during a contempt of court hearing in federal court in Seattle. Radical environmentalists have been found in contempt of court for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ordered a lower court to determine how much Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society owe Japanese whalers. (AP Photo/Karen Ducey, Pool, file) Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign SAN FRANCISCO – Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a commissioner to determine how much Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded owe Japanese whalers for lawyer fees, damage to their ships and for violating the court order to stop their dangerous protests.The Japanese whalers are demanding $2 million in addition to their attorney fees and damage and cost to their ships for warding off the protests.The environmentalists’ exploits have been documented on the long-running Animal Planet reality TV series “Whale Wars.”Sea Shepherd said in a statement it is disappointed with the ruling and considering its legal options.“We are considering our legal options at this time, including the possibility of an appeal,” it said.In 2012, the court ordered Sea Shepherd to stay at least 500 feet from Japanese whalers and to halt dangerous activities like attempting to ram the whalers and throwing smoke bombs and bottles of acid at their ships. The crews of Sea Shepherd ships also drag metal-reinforced ropes in the water to damage propellers and rudders, launch flares with hooks, and point high-powered lasers at the whalers to annoy crew members.The Japanese whalers filed a lawsuit in Seattle in 2011 seeking a court order halting the Sea Shepherd’s campaign.The 9th Circuit in December 2012 ordered the Sea Shepherd’s to stop harassing the Japanese fleet and for the group’s four ships to stay at least 500 feet from the whalers.Watson then transferred all of Sea Shepherd’s U.S. assets to foreign entities controlled by the group. Sea Shepherd has organizations in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.Watson also stepped down from the board of directors of Sea Shepherd organizations in the U.S. and Australia. Sea Shepherd Australia took over management of “operation zero tolerance,” the group’s annual harassment campaign of the whalers in the Southern Ocean.Watson also resigned as captain of the Sea Shepherd’s flagship the “Steve Irwin,” but remained aboard as an “observer.”In February 2013, the 9th Circuit appointed a commissioner to investigate whether Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd should be held in contempt. The commissioner concluded on Jan. 31 that the Sea Shepherd wasn’t in violation of the court order because the harassment campaign was being managed outside the United States. The same month, the group’s “Steve Irwin” vessel with Watson aboard collided with a Japanese whaler.On Friday, a three-judge panel rejected the commissioner’s findings. The 9th Circuit ruled that the transfer of assets and control of the Sea Shepherd to Australia and other countries didn’t change its 2012 order to the group to cease its dangerous activities.Contrary to the commissioner’s conclusions, the 9th Circuit said Watson and the Sea Shepherd’s U.S. affiliate could be found liable for aiding and abetting the organization’s foreign offices to violate the court’s injunction.“Sea Shepherd U.S. is liable because it intentionally furnished cash payments, and a vessel and equipment worth millions of dollars, to individuals and entities it knew would likely violate the injunction,” Judge Milan Smith wrote for the unanimous panel. The court ordered the case sent back to the commissioner to determine how much the whalers are owed. read more

Phone service will be temporarily out on March 23 and 27

Telephone service to and from campus will be disrupted on Thursday March 23 between 6 and 7 am while technicians conduct testing on new equipment.Incoming and outgoing service through the main (905) 688-5550 number will be down for up to 15 minutes during this one-hour window. Once the testing has been completed successfully, the phones will again be down on Monday March 27 between 7 and 8 am, when the new circuits will be integrated into the University’s system.

Snowpack favorable for spring summer water supply

first_imgclick to enlarge The Lower Columbia Basin’s snowpack is in good shape, and that means good news for the region’s spring and summer water supply.The region has a snowpack 123 percent of normal for this time of year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Resource Conservation Service National Water and Climate Center. That puts the local snowpack right along the state average of about 127 percent.“The reason (for) that is because it just isn’t melting yet and we keep adding to the pack,” said Scott Pattee, a water supply specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. “But the normal peak is April 7, I believe it was. We’re getting well past that, and we’re just starting to peak now — maybe starting to roll off the other side.”The reason the snowpack is in such good shape is largely thanks to the “miracle March” we experienced last month, Pattee said.Until then, La Niña kept the jet stream bent north this winter, which kept the majority of the winter storms focused on Northern Washington and Southern Canada or offshore. That’s clearly explained when looking at Washington’s regions with the greatest snowpacks: the Upper Columbia and Spokane, which have 157 percent and 140 percent of normal snowpack, respectively.When La Niña, a cooling of water in the equatorial Pacific that affects global weather patterns, let up, that’s when the snow came to the rest of the state.last_img read more

Record warm water likely gave Kuskokwim salmon heart attacks

first_img(Photo by Katie Basile, KYUK – Bethel) As record high temperatures swept Alaska, many people said that the heat was killing them. For Kuskokwim salmon, it was actually true. Never-before-seen temperatures in the Kuskokwim River likely sent salmon into cardiac arrest. Gray and his crew boated from Bethel to Akiak to check it out. Along the way, they counted about 20 dead salmon. Warm water is also the suspected cause of the higher than normal amounts of parasites infesting salmon harvested along the river. That warm water is coming from the ocean. Kuskokwim Bay has clocked about 10 to 12 degrees above average throughout the summer, and each tide pulls that warm water into the lower river. During this time, residents along the lower Kuskokwim River from Tuntutuliak to Akiak reported dead salmon floating downstream. Salmon don’t function well past 70 degrees, and the water had pushed just above that limit. Meanwhile, residents throughout the Norton Sound region have reported large numbers of dead pink salmon that have yet to spawn, floating in warm waterways.center_img Earlier this week, water temperatures near Bethel broke into the lower 70s, marking the highest river temperature that’s ever been recorded in early July. This spell was part of a heat wave that shot thermometers to their highest point ever in towns across Alaska. “And that water is pushing upriver,” Gray said, “and it’s mixing, and we’re having a profile in the water right now where it’s a solid 68 to 70 degrees all the way through.” “Essentially, what could happen is salmon metabolism speeds up to the point that they’re having heart attacks and going belly up and floating downriver,” explained Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Ben Gray.last_img read more

Countrywide arrest spree continues BNP

first_imgLogo of BNPBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday raised a complaint with chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda that police are still arresting their leaders and activists across the country ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections, reports UNB.”The countrywide arrest continues against BNP leaders and activists. Police are carrying out their arrest business across the country,” BNP vice chairman major (retired) Hafizuddin Ahmed Bir Brikram told newsmen after submitting its complaint before the CEC at the latter’s Nirbachan Bhaban office.Hafiz said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir sent him to the Bangladesh Election Commission.He said they demanded the election commission take measures for stopping such activities ahead of the election slated for 30 December.The BNP leader said the CEC assured them of taking measures over the cases filed after the announcement of the election schedule.last_img read more

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The American College of Radiology compliant SIERRA Advantage is the digitizer of choice for teleradiology applications, small imaging centers, emergency rooms and price sensitive applications. Because of its compact size, price point, workflow enhancing feature list, and clinically proven image quality, the SIERRA Advantage can be used in a variety of healthcare settings. New feature enhancements in the SIERRA Advantage include an LED light source for improved reliability and lower total cost of ownership; a USB 2 interface for ease of integration; faster scan times – only 30 seconds for a full size film at 2 x 2.5K; and a single or 10-sheet film feeder. Light weight, combined with its small size — about that of a one-panel light box — makes the wall-mountable SIERRA Advantage ideal for crowded, low volume radiology offices, imaging centers, and hospitals where space is often at a premium. It also means that the SIERRA Advantage can be deployed in a number of other settings where quick access to high-quality electronic images would enhance patient care, such as the emergency department, intensive and coronary care units, teaching hospitals and alternate care settings. Because the product features VIDAR’s next-generation proprietary High Definition CCD technology and automatic digitizer calibration, it needs virtually no maintenance or calibration.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. 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Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Related Content Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. last_img read more

Protesters march again in Burundis capital despite ban

first_imgA police officer with a bag depicted the image of US President Barack Obama, stands on patrol as protesters march through the Musaga district of Bujumbura, in Burundi, Monday, May 11, 2015. Police and army negotiated with over 2000 protesters to allow delivery trucks to enter the city. One person was killed in a clash with Burundi’s police on Sunday in demonstrations in the capital, Bujumbura, as the government ordered a ban on any further street protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in power. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) Nkurunziza’s government on Saturday forbid any further protests and ordered all state officials report back to work and all schools to reopen on Monday.Burundi’s Constitution states a president can be popularly elected to two five-year terms. Nkurunziza maintains he can run for a third term because parliament elected him for his first term, leaving him open to be popularly elected to two terms.The protests started on April 25 after the ruling party nominated Nkurunziza to run for re-election in elections set for June.More than 50,000 Burundians have fled to neighboring countries fearing violence ahead of the elections, according to the U.N. refugee agency.The U.S. and the African Union have said Nkurunziza should not seek a third term.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Quick workouts for men ” I take note that while demonstrations against the third mandate (term) have been banned and met with repression, demonstrations in favor of President Nkurunziza’s candidacy have been allowed and its participants protected,” said David Martin chief of the European Union observer mission.The expression of opinions that are opposed to those of the government can never be equated with insurgency, he said.Belgium announced it had suspended some aid meant for the Burundi elections, citing infringement of rights by the government which undermines the conditions needed for free and fair elections. Belgium also said it has suspended aid meant for the Burundian police.Small groups of young men on Monday set up barricades the Musaga area of Bujumbura, the capital, and checked pedestrians and vehicles taking part in the march. Police and army soldiers negotiated with protesters to allow trucks to pass through the procession.Trucks succeeded in making deliveries of fuel to Bujumbura. Earlier demonstrations had disrupted fuel distributions, causing prices to rise.At least 14 people have been killed and 216 injured in the protests, which have now entered their third week. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The vital role family plays in society Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — About 2,000 people marched through a neighborhood of Burundi’s capital on Monday as police looked on, breaking the government’s ban on any further street protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in power.The European Union Observer mission for the June elections said the Burundi government is curtailing fundamental freedoms of expression, association and protest which are essential conditions of democratic elections.last_img read more

Air Tahiti Nuiairlines

first_imgAir Tahiti Nuiairlines This is Air Tahiti Nui’s new logo, unveiled to mark the airline’s 20th anniversary. The Tiare flower, long synonymous with Air Tahiti Nui and The Islands of Tahiti, takes a central position in the revamped logo, carefully crafted by globally-acclaimed Tahitian artist, Alex Lee. The stylised Tiare flower embodies the pure, natural beauty and spirit of The Islands of Tahiti. The airline says the ‘forward-facing flower conveys a subtle but powerful message about Air Tahiti Nui’s preparedness for the future and captures the very essence of taking flight and moving forward.’The new logo and branding were designed by Future Brand, a brand agency specialising in brand creation and transformation. Future Brand’s past work includes the design of the new American Airlines brand as well as The Islands of Tahiti brand for the tourism board of French Polynesia.In addition to updating the airline’s visual identity and its most visible icon, the Tiare flower, Air Tahiti Nui is refreshing its positioning, values and personality around the experiential Polynesian nature of “Mana”. As part of its ongoing anniversary celebrations the airline will take delivery of its first Dreamliner B787-9 aircraft in October and will toast to 20 years in the sky on its official anniversary in November.last_img read more

A group of 11 top achievers from Flight Centre AP

first_imgA group of 11 top achievers from Flight Centre, APT and Infinity have taken a first look at Rocky Mountaineer’s newest fleet of custom made GoldLeaf railcars this week in Berlin. Rail company Stadler have custom-built the 10 new bi-level glass domed carriages for Rocky Mountaineer at their Reinickendorf-based facility. The group of top selling Rocky Mountaineer agents, product managers and senior leaders are the first Australian and New Zealand agents to see the new product. Flight Centre Travel Group’s top achievers and valued partners were in Berlin for their annual ‘Global Gathering’, held this year in the German capital.“We were delighted to show off our new set of railcars to such a worthy group of advocates for Rocky Mountaineer,” said Fiona Watson, Managing Director, Sales, Asia Pacific.“These custom-designed, custom-built railcars really are at the cutting edge of technology and will add capacity to meet the growing demand for taking Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies,” she added.Rocky Mountaineer is currently revitalizing its entire fleet of GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf railcars, the largest capital investment in Rocky Mountaineer’s 28 year history. The first four of the total of 10 new carriages will join the fleet at the start of the 2019 season.The group included:Karen Hardie – VP of Sales, Rocky MountaineerFiona Watson – MD, Sales, Asia Pacific, Rocky MountaineerHelen Hersom – Sales Manager, AU & NZ, Rocky MountaineerSarah Revell – Training & Sales Executive, UK, Rocky MountaineerDebra Fox – Chief Commercial Officer APT GroupSusan Haberle – Commercial Manager Retail APT & TravelmarvelEmily Stickland – FC Product Manager UKChelsea Horne – FC Infinity Manager UKJulia Leary – FC GM Product AUGlen Kilpatrick – Area Leader Infinity Rail/Infinity Holidays AURylie Heathfield – Infinity Rail AUSarah Coates- Infinity Rail AUKris Heinceslater – Infinity Holidays AUNeil Campbell – Infinity Holidays AUSandro Eshu – Infinity Holidays AUIMAGE: Flight Centre, Infinity and APT take first peek at new Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf railcars apteventsFamilsFlight CentreGold Leaf CarriagesInfinityRocky MountaineerTravelmarvellast_img read more

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