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NBC News president defends losing Weinstein story

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – NBC News defended itself Wednesday after questions were raised about whether it had fumbled an explosive story about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults that network contributor Ronan Farrow broke instead in The New Yorker magazine.It was the same day NBC came under withering attack from President Donald Trump for a story the network DID report, about whether the president sought in a summer meeting to greatly increase the nation’s nuclear stockpile.Farrow’s story, released by the magazine Tuesday, offered new details about Weinstein’s alleged behaviour with women that followed an investigation published last week in The New York Times. The Times’ story led to Weinstein’s firing from the film company that bears his name.Farrow, who had a short-lived daytime show on MSNBC, had been working on the Weinstein story for NBC News. He told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that earlier this year, he had a woman who granted an on-camera interview about Weinstein’s behaviour. NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said Wednesday that the network reached a point this summer where it didn’t feel all the elements were in place to air a story and didn’t stand in Farrow’s way when he wanted to take his reporting elsewhere.Farrow said on MSNBC that he “walked into The New Yorker with an explosively publishable piece that should have been reported earlier and immediately The New Yorker recognized that.” He said there were “multiple determinations” at NBC News that he had a story ready to report.Oppenheim, in remarks he made at a town hall meeting Wednesday that the network released publicly, said that Farrow had greatly expanded the scope of his reporting after taking it to The New Yorker.“The stunning story, the incredible story that we all read yesterday, was not the story that we were looking at when we made our judgment several months ago,” he said.Farrow said that he had personally been threatened with a lawsuit by Weinstein. Many news organizations that cover Hollywood have faced questions about why it took so long to report on conduct that had allegedly been occurring over many years. Yet it was a difficult story that took bravery for women to come forward with details against one of the most powerful men in their industry.Oppenheim said “the notion that we would try to cover for a powerful person is deeply offensive to all of us,” noting other news organizations that had tried but failed to get the story.The NBC News leader said NBC had nothing to be ashamed of its decision. Still, questions will remain about why it essentially gave up on the story at that point instead of urging Farrow forward.“We are going to keep digging,” Oppenheim said. “We are going to keep pursuing these stories. We are not always going to be the ones that get it to the finish line, but I think more often than not, we will be.”For NBC News, the questions came a year after another news organization broke the story of then-candidate Trump making lewd comments during a taping of “Access Hollywood,” remarks that had been in the archives of the NBC-owned entertainment show for years.Trump, meanwhile, was furious with NBC on Wednesday for its story about the president’s nuclear ambitions as reportedly stated in a national security meeting this summer. NBC last week broke the story about Secretary of State reportedly calling Trump a “moron” this summer.Trump disputed the truth of Wednesday’s story in a tweet, wondering, “at what point is it appropriate to challenge their license?” The Federal Communications Commission regulates what television stations have access to the nation’s airwaves.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Hotel investor Trump evaded taxes in Panama

NEW YORK — The majority owner of a former Trump-branded hotel in Panama alleged in a court filing on Monday that the U.S. president’s company misrepresented finances of the building to evade taxes in the country.A filing in New York federal court by property owner Orestes Fintiklis alleges that President Donald Trump’s hotel management company evaded income and social security taxes when it managed the former Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower. The new accusations are part of protracted, bitter dispute between Trump’s company and Fintiklis, the majority owner of the 70-story, seaside, sail-shaped building.The filing says that Trump’s company misrepresented salaries paid to employees and other financial records of the hotel to cut its tax bill on fees it was collecting for managing the hotel, slash its social security payments and hand over less to owner Fintiklis. The filing does not state how much in taxes the Trump company allegedly should have paid.The Trump Organization said that it did not evade any taxes and, if anything, Fintiklis is to blame on tax matters.“To the extent any taxes were to be withheld, it was the responsibility of the condominium that owns the hotel. The Trump Organization’s only role was to manage the property,” Trump Organization spokeswoman Kimberly Benza said in an emailed statement. “We look forward to taking the depositions of Mr. Fintiklis’ and his partners and unmasking their fraud.”The filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York follows a ruling by judicial officials in Panama early last year against Trump’s company in favour of Fintiklis. A few months later, Trump’s name was removed from the facade and building management turned over to U.S. hotelier Marriott International.The dispute started in October 2017 after Fintiklis’ company, Ithaca Capital Group, took control of 202 of the hotel’s condos. Fintiklis then pushed to terminate Trump’s 20-year contract managing the building, alleging “gross negligence and potentially fraudulent conduct,” including “looted” bank accounts. The Trump Organization disputed its termination as illegitimate and refused to hand over the property.Bernard Condon, The Associated Press read more


October 12, 2019 0

UN refugee agency voices concern over murder of 3 Baloch leaders in

The three men from the south-western province of Balochistan, the largest in Pakistan, were members of the Quam Dost Committee, which was recently established by the Government to investigate cases of missing people in the region, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “UNHCR supports calls for the Government of Pakistan to immediately investigate these murders and to ensure that the Balochistan Quam Dost Committee continues its important work,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond said yesterday in Geneva. “We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed,” he added.Earlier this month, the head of the UNHCR office in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, was released after being abducted in an attack on 2 February that left another colleague, Syed Hashim, dead.The Balochistan Liberation United Front was the group that claimed to be holding UNHCR staff member John Solecki, demanding the release of people it says are in Pakistani custody. 15 April 2009The United Nations refugee agency has added its voice to the concern expressed over the killing of three Pakistani Baloch leaders last week, urging the South-Asian Government to launch an investigation into the murders. read more


October 12, 2019 0

Middle East problems expected to top Security Council agenda in September

The situation in Lebanon following the cessation of hostilities last month between the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and Hizbollah, events in the occupied Palestinian territory, and the question of Iran’s nuclear ambitions are among the issues likely to be discussed.Secretary-General Kofi Annan may brief the Council on his current trip to the Middle East after he returns to UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Vassilakis told reporters, while the Secretary-General’s next formal report on the situation in Lebanon following the adoption of Resolution 1701, which ended the hostilities last month, is also due. Consultations on Lebanon have been scheduled for 15 September.Later this month, the head of the UN probe investigating the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Serge Brammertz, is slated to brief the Council on his most recent work. Mr. Vassilakis said Council members are still considering a request by the League of Arab States to hold a ministerial-level meeting during September on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The Greek ambassador added no Council meeting has been scheduled so far ahead of a gathering in Berlin on Thursday of the Council’s permanent five members and Germany on the latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran. But several briefings have already been scheduled to discuss the latest events in neighbouring Iraq.Outside the Middle East, Mr. Vassilakis said a high-level meeting on the deteriorating situation inside Sudan’s Darfur region has been postponed from Friday to next Monday to allow Mr. Annan to attend after he completes his current trip. Representatives from the Sudanese Government, the League of Arab States and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) have been invited to attend that debate.On 20 September, the Council will hold an open debate with regional organizations to discuss how they can strengthen their mutual efforts to promote peace and security, the President said.The Council has also scheduled meetings on the situation in Somalia, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia & Eritrea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Kosovo, among subjects, he told the press. read more


October 6, 2019 0

Tribune Publishing Co replaces Jack Griffin as CEO

CHICAGO – Tribune Publishing Co., the troubled owner of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers around the country, announced Tuesday that it is replacing Jack Griffin as CEO less than two years after he joined the company.The change comes less than three weeks after the company named Chicago investor Michael W. Ferro Jr. as its non-executive chairman following a $44.4 million cash infusion from Ferro’s Merrick Media. Merrick also holds a stake in crosstown rival Chicago Sun-Times.Tribune Publishing named Justin Dearborn to be its new CEO. He most recently was CEO of Merge, a publicly traded health care technology company that IBM acquired in October.“Although this is a different medium than my last technology company, it has the same challenge on how to create the highest value for our content,” Dearborn said in a printed statement.Griffin joined Tribune Publishing in April 2014. The company said he was instrumental in the spin-off that created Tribune Publishing and cited his work managing costs.“The timing is right for a new leader to come on board and lead Tribune Publishing through its next phase of transformation,” Griffin said in a company release.The Chicago Tribune last week announced the resignation of Gerould Kern, its editor since 2008. He was replaced by Bruce Dold, the newspaper’s editorial page editor.Ferro has a stake in the Sun-Times through a company called Wrapports. Because of the Tribune investment, he has stepped down from the board of Wrapports. Tribune said Ferro will keep his stake in Wrapports, but he will not attend meetings related to Sun-Times Media Holdings.“The board thanks Jack Griffin for his significant contributions and wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavours,” Ferro said in a printed statement.The Tribune said Tuesday that Dearborn has a long track record of working with Ferro at several software companies.At the same time the investment from Ferro was announced, Tribune Publishing suspended its quarterly dividend to free up more money after a difficult year. Revenue has slumped as readers and advertisers continue to migrate online and the company has trimmed staff to cut costs. Its stock has plummeted 68 per cent in the last year.Tribune Publishing, based in Chicago, owns 11 daily newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and the Orlando Sentinel. It spun off from media company Tribune Co. about two years ago. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 23, 2016 5:07 am MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Tribune Publishing Co. replaces Jack Griffin as CEO In this July 24, 2014 photo, Tribune Publishing Co. CEO Jack Griffin poses for a photo in Boston. Tribune Company announced Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, that it is replacing Griffin as CEO less than two years after he joined the company. They named Justin Dearborn to be its new CEO. Dearborn most recently was CEO of Merge, a health care technology company. (Dominick Reuter/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES read more


October 3, 2019 0

BC wildfires prompt Taseko Imperial to suspend some mining operations

B.C. wildfires prompt Taseko, Imperial to suspend some mining operations by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 17, 2017 10:05 am MDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – Two mines in British Columbia have halted some operations in the Cariboo region due to the ongoing wildfires.Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) says it has idled its Gibraltar copper mine as evacuation orders for nearby communities have made it difficult for employees to travel to the site.The company says it’s unclear when operations will resume.Meanwhile, Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) suspended operations at its Mount Polley mine on Sunday due to an evacuation order for nearby areas and increased restrictions on highway use in the area.The company says it will resume operations once the situation stabilizes.Both companies say their mines are not currently threatened by the fires.The B.C. government declared a provincial state of emergency — its first for a wildfire since 2003 — on July 7, and since then a number of sites including forestry operations have been temporarily shut down or operating at reduced capacity.Thousands of people have been forced from their homes as emergency responders continue to fight dozens of fires covering hundreds of square kilometres.Taseko owns a 75 per cent stake in Gibraltar, which it says is the second largest open pit copper mine in the country.Imperial owns the Mount Polley open pit copper and gold mine through a subsidiary. read more


October 3, 2019 0

Burundi UNICEF concerned over arrests school expulsion of students

Speaking at the regular bi-weekly news briefing in Geneva earlier today, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac noted that on 26 and 27 May, 334 students had been expelled from two schools in Ruziba close to Bujumbura, under the pretext of having defaced textbooks. Since then, the children had been invited to go back to school, but many had not gone back. Following this, on 3 June, several high school students between 14 and 17 years old were arrested and interrogated for similar reasons, in three different schools in the Muramvya commune, about an hour east from Bujumbura, the spokesperson said. After the incident, other students from those schools had protested in the streets against the arrests, and two of them had been injured by gunfire. UNICEF was present on the ground and with its partners and was following developments in those cases directly, Mr. Boulierac said. The agency was deeply concerned by those incidents, which had happened in the run-up to school exams, he noted. The spokesperson emphasized that all children in Burundi have the right to pursue their studies and to take their exams in a secure environment, adding that schools should be respected as zones where children can find peace and refuge. Mr. Boulierac said that UNICEF is calling on all parties to immediately ensure the full respect of children’s rights to education in Burundi and their protection from violence. More than 300 children have been in arbitrary detention in Burundi since the beginning of the crisis in April 2015, with most of them being detained in prisons for adults, in deplorable conditions, he said. UNICEF and its partners had been continuously appealing for the release of those children, and more than 134 children have already been released to their families. Others have been moved to centres specifically dedicated to children, the spokesperson said. About one quarter of the children going to Child-Friendly Spaces set up by UNICEF have shown signs of trauma following exposure to scenes of violence, Mr. Boulierac said. There are more than 25,000 internally displaced people in Burundi, 58 per cent of them children. In addition, there are more than 260,000 refugees in neighbouring countries, 54 per cent of them children. Since the beginning of the crisis, 30 children have been killed, according to the spokesperson. He also noted that another worrying element was that the national education budget in Burundi has decreased by one third and the health-care budget by more than half. More than 1,800,000 children under 5 years old in Burundi and 500,000 pregnant women have been affected by the shortage of essential drugs. UNICEF has stepped in to provide essential drugs to cover immediate needs, but a significant funding gap remains, Mr. Boulierac said, adding that if funding is not secured, health services for children risk being jeopardized across Burundi’s 900 health centres and 46 district hospitals. read more


October 2, 2019 0

Ohio State mens basketball releases 20132014 schedule

Lantern file photoOSU coach Thad Matta watches from the sidelines in the 1st half of the March 30 NCAA Tournament game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against Wichita State. OSU lost, 70-66.Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta released the Buckeyes entire 2013-14 schedule on Wednesday.Notable conference home games in Matta’s 10th season at the helm include Illinois and Penn State on Jan. 23 and 29, respectively, in addition to Purdue, Michigan, Northwestern, Minnesota and Michigan State. OSU’s first conference game is on the road New Year’s Eve against Purdue.The Buckeyes host in-state rival Ohio University Nov. 12 at Value City Arena before traveling to Marquette Nov. 16. OSU hosts Maryland Dec. 4 as part of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge and plays Big East foe Notre Dame at a neutral site Dec. 21. The game against the Fighting Irish is the finale of the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.After a home exhibition game against Walsh Nov. 3, the Buckeyes open season play at Value City Arena against Morgan State Nov. 9. Eleven of OSU’s 13 nonconference games will be played at home.OSU goes on the road to play conference rivals Indiana and Wisconsin, and has home-and-home dates with Northwestern, Nebraska, Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State, Illinois and Iowa.The Buckeyes return four starters to a team that won its third Big Ten tournament title in four years last season, finishing with an overall record of 29-8 and falling to Wichita State in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. It was the fourth straight year OSU made it to at least to the tournament’s Sweet Sixteen. read more


October 2, 2019 0

Sleepwalker found not guilty of sexually assaulting woman after night out

Kelly, from Dalton-le-Dale, County Durham, was granted conditional bail. The court heard he had been chatting to girls on the dating application Tinder before falling asleep in his friend’s spare room in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, at about 4am on April 17, 2017.He was in a room with a male friend on the ground floor, while his friend slept on the floor above with his girlfriend.The boyfriend told the court he was woken up by his girlfriend shouting: “Who the f**k is he in our bed?”Prosecutor Ian Brook said Kelly had bought condoms that night because he intended to have sex and had flirted with the victim.Mr Brook told jurors during the trial: “He clearly had sex on his mind. He was having sexual urges knowing (the woman) was upstairs in bed.”But after Kelly was arrested he underwent tests which showed he suffered from episodes of parasomnia. The court heard that at the time of the incident he was suffering from a “goal directed parasomnia” episode.Neurologist Dr Neil Munro told the jury that Kelly’s condition could be likened to someone who sleep eats, adding: “It’s like knowing there is a cream cake in the fridge and sleep walking to eat it”.Judge Simon Hickey said the case was “unusual” and he would need to hear from parasomnia experts before sentencing Kelly on September 23. A sleepwalker has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting his friend’s girlfriend, after a jury heard he had “sex on his mind” before going to bed.Dale Kelly has suffered from the rare disorder ‘parasomnia’, which causes involuntary abnormal behaviour during sleep, since he was a child and was experiencing an episode at the time of the assault, the court heard.The 21-year-old apprentice electrician said he was not aware of what he was doing when he walked into the couple’s bedroom after a night out, got into bed with them and touched the woman intimately.She called the police and told them she believed Kelly had sexually assaulted her. But Kelly claimed he was dreaming and thought she was a woman he was dating at the time.He wept in the dock at York Crown Court after a jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity of sexual assault by penetration following a week-long trial.It is a special verdict which means jurors found that he cannot be held responsible for his actions because he had no conscious knowledge of them.He will not receive a prison sentence and could receive an absolute discharge, meaning no further action will be taken, or be handed a hospital or supervision order, which means he will be treated for his condition. 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. read more


September 25, 2019 0

Gensheimer with achilles tendon tear – 6 months out

diomidisgensheimerlowenRhein Neckar Lowen Very big shock for the Rhein-Neckar Lowen came after the game in the EHF Cup against Diomidis Argous. Not the result, as the “Lions” won with 37:17, but the problem is the injury of their best winger. Uwe Gensheimer, the team’s topscorer this season, got a serious injury and the initial reports say that he tore his achilles tendon, and if the reports are to be confirmed, this might mean up to 6 months out, which would also mean no World Championship for him in Spain in January 2013. ← Previous Story EHF VELUX Champions League: Fuchse Berlin with a magnificent come-back wins in Zagreb Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 13): Weakened Balingen with the two points from Lubbecke! read more


September 22, 2019 0

Youre giving up everything and they dont want to get on with

first_img‘You’re giving up everything and they don’t want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going’ Over 180,000 people in Ireland are currently or have been carers for a family member or partner with dementia. 15,700 Views Short URL Jun 17th 2017, 10:15 AM http://jrnl.ie/3441275 By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Shutterstock/Ocskay BenceIT WAS QUITE depressing, waking up every morning. It was real depression looking at it now. It was always just ‘How do I get through this day?’.- Micheál Rowsome had to return from living in Berlin in 2013 to become a full-time carer for his mother, who suffers from dementia.Micheál is just one of thousands caring for loved ones in Ireland.There are over 55,000 people with dementia in Ireland currently. 63% of these people live at home and many receive full-time care from their loved ones.Over 180,000 people in Ireland are currently or have been carers for a family member or partner with dementia, with many more providing support and care in other ways.A new study by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, ‘De-Stress’ looked into the health and well-being of family carers – in this case, the study looked specifically at spousal carers. It found that nearly half of all such carers spend all of their waking time looking after their spouse.In light of the study, the Alzheimer Society is calling for more support to be given to carers.“If we are serious about supporting people to live well and die in their chosen setting then we need to invest in quality services to support both carers and those being cared for,” Professor Sabina Brennan of Trinity College Dublin said.Michaél spoke to TheJournal.ie to raise awareness of National Carers Week, which highlights the experiences of thousands of family carers across Ireland that look their family members.“Obviously, I chose to come home and care for her and it was done out of love. But there were times when I’d be trying my best and she’d resist and resist and go against me,” Micheál said. The pressure had become too much for his father when he made the decision to return from Germany four years ago.I would think ‘Why am I doing this? It’s driving me crazy’, because you’re giving up everything and the person doesn’t even want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going.As dementia progresses, the changes become greater and the person will need more help. Most people are aware of the struggles those with dementia face, from memory loss and communication difficulties, to attention issues and confusion.However, dementia carers face a long list of struggles themselves; from having to give up work, to dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.Michaél and his family began to realise that something wasn’t right in 2012. At first they didn’t realise that it was dementia and Michaél explained that his mother was dismissive of her symptoms at first.“When we did realise it was very difficult because there was nothing we could do as such. It’s one of these mystery diseases that you can’t cure,” he said.As Michaél’s mother’s condition began to worsen, life in the Rowsome household became incredibly stressful.“I was trying to keep my head in the sand but I had to come home at the end of 2013 because it was too much for my father who was caring for her. He ended up in hospital from it because it was so stressful.”We started to see an intelligent woman, very articulate, very well read and full of energy unable to hold a conversation with her friends, unable to discuss simple things. Her anxiousness got worse and worse and fear was just a huge thing.As her condition began to worsen and her memories began to fade, Michaél’s mother’s world got smaller and smaller. She began to rely on Michaél and his father more and more.Her attention span became very fleeted. Now, she has a better recall of long-term memories than short-term. Micháel said that it was hard to figure out what’s going on in his mother’s mind because she can’t articulate her thoughts very well.“Most of the time she isn’t aware of who I am. Sometimes there could be a flash when she does say ‘he’s my son’, but other times she wouldn’t know my name and would ask who I am,” he said.Like many dementia carers across Ireland, looking after a loved one 24/7 began to take its toll on Michaél’s well-being.It takes a toll on your spirit and your mental wellbeing. It was dark, especially over the winter when the weather was bad. It did put a strain on my relationship with my mum.While Michaél made sure to head off to the gym a few times a week to try to unwind, and managed to get a couple of weekend getaways in throughout the past few years, he said that he was never able to switch off because he was always worrying about his father at home.The ‘De-Stress’ study found that close to two out of every five people caring for a spouse with dementia suffers from some form of clinically significant depression.Most carers (79%) said that they themselves provided the vast majority of care for their spouse.The family received home help of up to five hours a week from the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, but there simply isn’t enough help out there for carers in Ireland, Michaél said.I was at breaking point most of the time so I don’t know how other people deal with it who have less support from families and neighbours.Care Just after last Christmas, the strain of caring for his mother became too much for Michaél and his father. They made the decision to request respite care and she went on a week’s care in April.“We had a moment to breathe for the first time in years and we realised that we just couldn’t go back to the situation. That’s when we made the decision to keep her in residential care,” he said.There was an upsetting period for the first while and then she settled in really well. She’s actually better off there. Her health and well-being is better and she has a routine where she feels safe. She’s more calm than she has been in years.Each year over 4,000 people develop dementia in Ireland.According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, early signs and symptoms of dementia can include:Memory loss, particularly for recent eventsProblems with language, difficulty finding the right wordChanges in mood and behaviourBecoming confused in familiar surroundings or situationsDifficulty in following conversations, TV programmes or readingDifficulty managing money and everyday tasksDifficulty solving problems or doing puzzlesLoss of interest in hobbies and pastimes, lack of initiative to start something or go somewhereRepeating a question or story several times without realisingThis week is National Carers Week, which highlights the experiences of thousands of family carers across Ireland that look after their loved ones.Read: ‘My greatest fear is she will outlive me’: Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for helpMore: ‘I was a firefighter at the time so I had an idea of what the body was doing to me. It was telling me to cop on’ Share73 Tweet Email4 Saturday 17 Jun 2017, 10:15 AM 8 Comments last_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Dump fire burning deliberate act says Minister

first_img Related Items:#Jubileedumpfirestillburning, #magneticmedianews, #NassauDumpFire Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 20, 2017 – Nassau – The fire is burning in a straight line and in a peculiar or new area which has caused the Minister of Environment, Kenred Dorsett to conclude that it was a deliberate act which ignited a new blaze at the city dump.Since Wednesday after 3am, fire crews have been trying to extinguish the blaze which is being fanned by the winds. Police also got involved by walking through the surrounding neighbourhoods to check the impact of smoke on communities like Jubilee Gardens.Tall Pines MP, Leslie Miller was among those at the site yesterday to review the situation and suggested that security be beefed up following some physical changes which include tall fencing and a perimeter road to allow security guard vehicle patrols.#MagneticMediaNews#Nassaudumpfire#Jubileedumpfirestillburning Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp We March not going to PMs home No arrests likely for landfill fire, says Minister Air quality diminished, Acquinas monitoringlast_img read more


September 17, 2019 0

Kapil Sharma Show Kangana Ranaut takes a dig at herself for being

first_imgKapil Sharma, Kangana RanautSony TVDespite being at loggerheads with a section of the media, Kangana Ranaut is leaving no stone unturned to promote her upcoming film Judgementall Hai Kya. She will now be seen on The Kapil Sharma Show and will be seen taking a dig at herself for being controversy’s favourite child.In the promo, when Kapil asks Kangana why she was not on social media, she tells Kapil that she has lot of other things to look after and being a filmmaker and a writer, she doesn’t get enough time to be on social media. She further said that being on social media is a tiring job as one needs to keep checking in on the notifications, messages and even replying to them.Kapil Sharma agreed with Kangana and said that people may get into unnecessary troubles if they say something about someone on social media. And pat came Kangana’s reply while taking a jibe at herself, “Anyway I can’t prevent myself from getting into trouble.”Meanwhile, members of the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India (EJGI) have banned Kangana Ranaut of any coverage across all media platforms ever since she got into a verbal altercation with a journalist at the recent Judgementall Hai Kya song launch event until she issues a public apology.The actress, however, not just only refused to apologise to the section of the media but also slammed them in a video message calling them as ‘termites’, ‘pseudo’, ‘traitors’ and ‘tenth-fail’.While many people have condemned Kangana’s disrespectful and abusive behaviour towards journalists, megastar Amitabh Bachchan seems to have given the Manikarnika actress a reality check through his cryptic tweet asking her to stop the menace.last_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

These are top 5 tech companies to work for in India

first_imgA young man works at a computerSean Gallup/Getty ImagesIndia has emerged as one of the top technology hubs in Asia, drawing Silicon Valley giants to attract the country’s bright minds for highly skilled technical jobs.Startups have also become the part of mainstream businesses in India, the fastest growing base of startups globally.U.S. employment search engine company Indeed has ranked the top technology companies to work for in India. Take a look at the list:GoogleHeadquartered in Mountain View, California, United States 10,000+ employeesGoogle’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides web-based search, advertisements, maps, software applications, mobile operating systems, consumer content, enterprise solutions, commerce, and hardware products.Offices: Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon and HyderabadAmazonHeadquartered in Seattle WA, USA 10,000+ employeesAmazon.com is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The company products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.Offices: Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and MumbaiIntelHeadquartered in Santa Clara, California, United StatesIntel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer components and related products. The company major products include microprocessors, chipsets, embedded processors and microcontrollers, flash memory, graphic, network and communication, systems management software, conferencing, and digital imaging products.Offices: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Pune and SecunderabadIBMHeadquartered in Armonk New York, United States 10,000+ employeesInternational Business Machines Corp (IBM) provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology. The company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing.Offices: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Pune and VisakhapatnamTata Consultancy ServicesHeadquartered in Mumbai, IndiaTata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match.Offices: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mapusa, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Trivandrum and Vadodaralast_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

Study shows rhinoceros beetle horns evolved to accommodate speciesspecific fighting styles

first_img(Phys.org) —Male rhinoceros beetles have elaborate horns, which they use when fighting for mates. The shape and number of horns differ from species to species. Erin McCullough of the University of Montana at Missoula and her colleagues have discovered that horns evolved to have shapes that best suit each species’ fighting style. The research appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Play Rotating view of the 3D horn models used in the finite element analyses. Credit: Erin L. McCullough, PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1409585111 The team predicted the cross-sectional shapes of the horns of each species, considering which shapes would maximize the ability to dislodge opponents, using that species’ style of fighting. They thought cross sections of Trypoxylus horns would be triangular, those of Golofa would be circular and those of Dynastes would be elliptical. Microcomputed tomography scans proved their predictions correct. The team suggests researchers perform further studies on the effect of horn shape on other measures of fighting performance, such as grip and stability. 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. Considered the strongest animals in the world, male rhinoceros beetles compete for females by attempting to remove their opponents from trees and shoots and throw them onto the ground. They use their horns as weapons. Horns come in a wide variety of shapes.McCullough and her team wanted to find out why so many different horn types had evolved. They did not find any evidence that females chose mates based on horn size or shape, so they hypothesized that horn shapes evolved to improve fighting ability. Previous studies on the horns and antlers of ungulates supported this hypothesis. Among ungulates, males with long horns tend to fence or wrestle, males with curved horns tend to ram and males with short, smooth horns tend to stab.To see if rhinoceros beetles also had horns suited to their particular fighting styles, the team used a type of computer modeling system, known as finite element analysis, to calculate the stresses and strains the horns would experience when used for different methods of fighting. They studied three species: Trypoxylus dichotomus, Golofa porteri, and Dynastes hercules. All of these species have differently shaped horns, which they use in different ways. Trypoxylus has pitchforked-shaped horns that it uses to pry and twist opponents off tree trunks and branches. Golofa has long, slender horns that it uses like fencing swords, lifting opponents and throwing them off balance when fighting on narrow shoots. The head and thoracic horns of Dynastes form pincers, which the beetle uses to lift and squeeze opponents, then toss them to the ground. Models showed that a species’ horns experienced the least stress and strain under conditions that mimicked species-typical fights. Citation: Study shows rhinoceros beetle horns evolved to accommodate species-specific fighting styles (2014, September 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-rhinoceros-beetle-horns-evolved-accommodate.html Play Animations of the Von Mises stress distributions from finite element models of a Trypoxylus dichotomus horn loaded under vertical bending, lateral bending, and twisting. Credit: Erin L. McCullough, PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1409585111 PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen © 2014 Phys.org PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen More information: Structural adaptations to diverse fighting styles in sexually selected weapons, Erin L. McCullough, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1409585111 AbstractThe shapes of sexually selected weapons differ widely among species, but the drivers of this diversity remain poorly understood. Existing explanations suggest weapon shapes reflect structural adaptations to different fighting styles, yet explicit tests of this hypothesis are lacking. We constructed finite element models of the horns of different rhinoceros beetle species to test whether functional specializations for increased performance under species-specific fighting styles could have contributed to the diversification of weapon form. We find that horns are both stronger and stiffer in response to species-typical fighting loads and that they perform more poorly under atypical fighting loads, which suggests weapons are structurally adapted to meet the functional demands of fighting. Our research establishes a critical link between weapon form and function, revealing one way male–male competition can drive the diversification of animal weapons. Researchers unlock genetic twist in differences in horn size with sheep Explore furtherlast_img read more


August 31, 2019 0

Two Boeing 737 MAX air crashes within six months – the authorityFAA

first_imgTwo fatal air crashes in Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 model in less than six months have aroused a lot of questions on the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) safety analysis procedure. Per CNBC, the State’s Department of Transportation started their investigation after a new Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea in October last year killing 189 passengers. A similar air crash was reported this month on March 10 when a second Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after take-off, killing all 157 people on board. Post these incidents, authorities around the world — including the U.S., Europe, China, and Indonesia have grounded Boeing 737 Max planes. Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges told the Wall Street Journal, “Clear similarities were noted between Ethiopian Air Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610, which will be the subject of further study during the investigation.” The FAA is responsible for certifying an aircraft as airworthy by putting out bulletins and advisories on problems and fixes. It is often considered as the go-to agency for many aviation flight authorities around the world. Boeing’s flight safety control system, MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) was  “added to the Max-8 series because new, heavier and larger engines replaced the old engines and as a result, the updated Max planes had a strong tendency to pitch nose up”, the Asia Time reported. “The new engine, CFM Leap-1B, was selected by Boeing because it was much more fuel efficient than the older models, one of the big reasons customers want the 737 Max.” The DOT investigation suspected that the flight safety system played a role in the fatal crash in Indonesia. The WSJ reported in November last year, that Boeing failed to warn the airline industry about a potentially dangerous feature in its new flight-control system. According to the Asia Times, “Almost every expert today puts the blame for both flight disasters on faulty software that took over running the plane’s flight control system. Many have pointed to Boeing’s alleged lack of transparency in telling pilots what to do if the software malfunctioned. In addition, there had been at least eight pilot-reported flight control incidents prior to the first Lion Air crash.” Trevor Sumner, a software engineer and the CEO of PERCH Interactive tweeted saying that the 737 MAX tragedies were not a software problem. Instead, it was an economic problem as the “737 engines used too much fuel, so they decided to install more efficient engines with bigger fans and make the 737MAX.” In spite of the system complied with all the applicable FAA regulations, “the black box data retrieved after the Lion Air crash indicates that a single faulty sensor — a vane on the outside of the fuselage that measures the plane’s “angle of attack,” the angle between the airflow and the wing — triggered MCAS multiple times during the deadly flight, initiating a tug of war as the system repeatedly pushed the nose of the plane down and the pilots wrestled with the controls to pull it back up, before the final crash”, the Seattle Times reported. According to the Seattle Times, “Since MCAS was supposed to activate only in extreme circumstances far outside the normal flight envelope, Boeing decided that 737 pilots needed no extra training on the system — and indeed that they didn’t even need to know about it. It was not mentioned in their flight manuals. That stance allowed the new jet to earn a common “type rating” with existing 737 models, allowing airlines to minimize training of pilots moving to the MAX.” According to a detailed FAA briefing to legislators, Boeing plans to change the MCAS software to give the system input from both angle-of-attack sensors. Boeing also plans to update pilot training requirements and flight crew manuals to include MCAS. After two fatal crashes in less than six months involving the same plane model, authorities around the world — including the U.S., Europe, China, and Indonesia — grounded Boeing 737 Max planes. To know more about this news in detail, read more at The Seattle Times. Read Next The tug of war between Google and Oracle over API copyright issue has the future of software development in the crossfires F5 Networks is acquiring NGINX, a popular web server software for $670 million 18 people in tech every programmer and software engineer needs to follow in 2019last_img read more


August 26, 2019 0

Liberia Opposition outrage at president

first_img 0 Comments   Share   5 ways to recognize low testosterone Associated PressMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) – Liberia’s opposition is outraged by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent admission that some of her supporters hid their sons’ cards to prevent them from voting against her in 2005.Sirleaf said some Liberian women cheated to help her in the 2005 election race against retired international soccer star George Weah, according to FrontPage Africa, a leading Liberian daily and internet news provider. Sirleaf made the disclosure last week when she addressed a women’s fundraiser while in New York attending the United Nations General Assembly. The fundraiser to support of Sirleaf’s Market Women Project, was held at a public school in Harlem.The president said that some women market-sellers in Monrovia prevented their sons from voting the 2005 elections because they were afraid the young men would vote for Weah.“Knowing then that they had young sons who would all be the followers of one of the young candidates, they took all their voter cards from them in the night to make sure that they were not able to go to vote,” said Sirleaf.The president is further quoted as saying: “They (the women) even did some unorthodox things, as they confessed to me later on … and I can say it now since I am not running again.”Sirleaf, who turns 74 on October 29, is serving her second and final term.In the 2005 election _ the first after the end of Liberia’s 14-year civil war _ Weah came in first in the first round but was defeated in the second round by Sirleaf who got 56 percent of the vote while Weah received 46 percent, according to the electoral commission. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories Weah and his Congress for Democratic Change party protested and charged deliberate cheating and “ballot stuffing” in favor of Sirleaf.Sirleaf’s new admission has rekindled the opposition’s anger.Acarous Gray, a Member of the House of Representatives from Weah’s party said Monday the president’s remarks about women stealing their sons’ voter cards “have brought the presidency to public disrepute” and the president “deserves resignation.”“As I speak to you,” Gray said, “we are speaking to like-minded lawmakers besides the Congress for Democratic Change along with a crack team of lawyers to ensure whether we can get a possible bill of impeachment during our January sitting against the president of Liberia.”He said although the president’s statement “is not a surprise,” it “does not only embarrass the international community’s declaration of the election being free, fair and transparent; it also undermines the president’s ability to fight corruption.”Gray recalled Sirleaf’s pledge on taking office in 2006 to fight graft, a fight that has gained very little success in a society where the president herself admits “corruption is endemic.” Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day “This president said she would have zero tolerance on corruption, corruption would be public enemy number one … when a group of people come to you to disenfranchise other group, the president is under obligation to take action against them, but the president has failed,” Gray said of the women who the president said had stolen their sons’ voters’ cards.“So this is a constitutional breach under our laws to deprive anybody from voting in terms of stealing voter registration cards,” he said.Sirleaf, in an interview played on local radio stations this week, could not deny what she said but she dismissed local reports as “absolute nonsense nurtured by irresponsible reporting and irresponsible statements.”“If anybody thinks that a few women take(ing) their sons’ cards will influence the results of an election in which over six hundred thousand persons participated, that person ought to go examine their head,” she told reporters on her return from the U.N.The president’s spokespersons have defended her this week.Isaac Jackson, deputy information minister said the call for Sirleaf to resign or be impeached “is utterly nonsensical.” Top Stories (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more


August 18, 2019 0

September 12 2001 Frugal Soup Approximately once

first_imgSeptember 12, 2001Frugal SoupApproximately once a month Arcosanti prepares a simple lunch consisting ofvegetable soup and bread, dedicated to exploring and acknowledging world hunger.This month Frugal Soup was held in the Ampitheater.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Then Workshoppers helped construct small wooden squares or framework to hold the silt. Pictured: September Workshop participants. Silt CastingDuring Seminar Week, September Workshoppers learned the process of siltcastingfrom Silt Workshop Coordinator Randall Schultz. Then they packed the silt into the wood framework, smoothed it out, and presseddesigns into silt using a variety of tools.center_img Plaster was then poured over the silt to cast a relief of the design.[Photo by: Michael Muntinga]Due to recent events, coverage of the August Graduation and Party will be posted on Monday. Workshoppers mixed the silt (or earth) from the riverbed with water to obtainthe proper consistency. Resident Tony Fragiacomo doles out apple juice to members of a special workshopfrom Osaka, Japan. This workshopwhich is facilitated by Tomiaki Tamura, is a week long introductionto Arcosantiand Arcology Theory.last_img read more


August 10, 2019 0

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January 27, 2019 0

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December 30, 2018 0