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CBC is destroying its broadcast archives after theyre digitized

first_imgOTTAWA—A charitable group dedicated to preserving the country’s broadcasting heritage is calling on the CBC to stop destroying original television and radio broadcast materials as it moves to digitize the content.The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation says the public broadcaster’s English service earlier this month began destroying acetate transcriptions, as well as audio and video recordings that span eight decades, after converting the master copies into a digital format.The foundation asked the CBC earlier this year for time to find a suitable space to archive and preserve the material, but says it was turned down. Advertisement Login/Register With: But a spokesman for the broadcaster says it was being done only after the content was digitized under its own, strict archiving guidelines.“Our focus is on preservation of content and if we do not digitize this content, it will be lost,” said Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs for CBC English Services.“With that in mind, between now and June 30, CBC intends to proceed with the safe and environmentally responsible destruction of those carriers which have been digitized, so long as our standards for media quality and data security have been met,” he said in an email.The foundation raised concerns about losing the original recordings in a letter last month to Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.It told the minister a plan was in the works to store the CBC’s archival content in the decommissioned underground NORAD Canadian Forces base in North Bay, but that it couldn’t meet a March 31 deadline to transfer the materials and asked the minister to delay destruction of CBC’s original English-language programming.A spokesman for Joly declined comment, calling it a CBC decision.Kealy Wilkinson, the foundation’s executive director, called the destruction of the content “truly disturbing.”“At a time when Canada is finally committed to sustain and support Indigenous cultures, it has become the first developed nation to systematically destroy master recordings of its largest audiovisual heritage collection, our English-language radio and television artifacts.”The CBC said it had already digitized over 20 per cent of its content and would accelerate the process over the next five to eight years.“We are investing in the digitization of our audio and video media to protect and preserve our archives, to make them easier for our production teams to access and for Canadians to rediscover,” Thompson said in an email, noting that the CBC is recognized among its peer broadcasters as an industry leader in archival preservation.Thompson added that the equipment needed to play the original recordings had become obsolete or would require “significant maintenance.”But internationally accepted standards and best practices of audiovisual preservation call for retention of originals, due to the unknown characteristics of digitization, such as long-term stability and vulnerability to electromagnetic interference, the foundation said.It also questioned why Radio-Canada was preserving its master recordings after making digital copies but CBC had opted to rely only on digital copies.“Such inequitable treatment of cultural treasures is not acceptable,” said Wilkinson.BY TERRY PEDWELL | The Canadian Press LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Facebook Twitter It notes that Radio-Canada, the public broadcaster’s French-language service, intends to retain its master recordings after making digital copies.The CBC acknowledges it started this month to destroy original recordings that had been converted and would continue to do so until the end of June.last_img read more

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Alberta Metis continue hunting court battle

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Metis Nation of Alberta continues its fight for the right to hunt.The Metis Nation was in court Wednesday to appeal the December 2010 decision that states they don’t have hunting rights in southern Alberta.APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan was in Medicine Hat, Alta., to report on the story.last_img

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Syrias Assad issues amnesty reducing punishment for crimes

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued an amnesty on Sunday that reduces sentences for crime and pardons draft dodgers if they report for duty within three to six months.The decree applies to crimes committed before Sept. 14, the presidency said. It reduces the death penalty to a life sentence of hard labour, and life sentences to 20 years, among other punishments.Fugitives must turn themselves in within three months to benefit from the amnesty.The amnesty does not cover Syrians who took up arms to fight the state, colluded with foreign nations against Syria, or joined insurgents, whom Damascus regards as terrorists.Other exceptions include drug crimes and arms smuggling.Draft dodgers inside Syria will have three months to take advantage of the amnesty while those abroad will have six months.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.During Syria’s war, the government has issued similar amnesties before to pardon those evading mandatory military service, who can face years in prison.With Russian and Iranian help, Assad has reclaimed control of most of the country from an array of rebel factions, some that were backed by foreign governments, and jihadist militants.Syria’s war, which spiralled out of an uprising in 2011, has killed hundreds of thousands of people, uprooted half the pre-war population, and created one of the world’s worst refugee crises.Aid agencies often cite the fear of conscription, and punishment for ducking it, as one of the main reasons refugees give for not wanting to return home. read more

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Decision on Mount Polley mine reopening is imminent says BC mines minister

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 30, 2015 7:09 am MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Decision on Mount Polley mine reopening is imminent, says B.C. mines minister WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – British Columbia’s energy minister says a gold and copper mine that shut down last year after its tailings pond collapsed could be back up and running in a matter of days.Bill Bennett says that a decision on reopening Mount Polley mine in central B.C. would be released by the end of the month or early July.He says he wants to see the mine operating again as soon as possible for nearby communities who depend on it for employment.The local representative for the United Steelworkers Union says a decision can’t come soon enough so nearby residents can get back to work.Disaster struck Mount Polley last August when the mine’s tailings pond collapsed, which sent 24-million cubic metres of silt and water into nearby streams and lakes.Mine operator Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) filed an application in March to restart operations. (250 News) read more

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Last of 6 company officials charged in West Virginia chemical spill pleads

by Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press Posted Aug 19, 2015 9:42 am MDT Last Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The executive who appeared unsympathetic when he spoke to the public after a chemical spill sullied tap water for 300,000 people pleaded guilty Wednesday to pollution charges and could face up to three years in prison.Freedom Industries President Gary Southern, who told reporters a day after the January 2014 spill that he had had a “long day” and tried to leave a news conference multiple times, is the last of six company officials to plead guilty in the spill.The spill happened when a corroded Freedom tank in Charleston leaked coal-cleaning chemicals into the water supply for nine counties, spurring a ban on tap water for up to 10 days.Southern pleaded guilty to three pollution charges and faces a minimum of 30 days in prison and a maximum of three years. He also faces a fine of up to $300,000 and perhaps restitution. He will be sentenced Dec. 16.Freedom’s public image suffered after Southern spoke at a news conference, drinking a bottle of water in front of TV cameras.“Look guys. It has been an extremely long day,” Southern said on Jan. 10. “I have trouble talking at the moment. I would appreciate if we could wrap this thing up.”Prosecutors portrayed Southern as a wealthy businessman who cared little about safety. In court documents, they considered the United Kingdom citizen a flight risk because he had a pilot’s license and a plane. Prosecutors also said a tracking device wouldn’t work on him because his Marco Island, Florida, house was too big.The government seized millions of dollars and a Bentley from Southern. Under the plea deal, he would get those assets back. Prosecutors said it would be up to immigration officials to decide whether to deport him.For more than a decade, officials had been aware of critical deficiencies at the Freedom site, including a cracked containment wall that let chemicals seep through down a bank into the Elk River, an FBI affidavit said. But improvements to the wall weren’t made.On Tuesday, former Freedom executive Dennis Farrell pleaded guilty to a deal that includes 30 days to two years in prison and up to a $200,000 fine.Southern and Farrell had said some prosecutors had been affected by the spill and tried to get U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office off the case, but they did not succeed.Businesses and residents who struggled without clean water are closely watching several ongoing court cases that will dictate if they are paid back for their hardships.A class-action lawsuit is ongoing against the chemical’s producer, Eastman Chemical, and West Virginia American Water, the utility whose water supply became laced with chemicals.A final bankruptcy deal still hasn’t been struck, as businesses and residents compete with other creditors for the little cash remaining in defunct Freedom Industries. The company had proposed paying out $2.7 million to spill victims in a larger bankruptcy plan, but a federal bankruptcy judge rejected the proposal over concerns about paying to clean up Freedom’s contaminated headquarters.In the criminal case, a community group is pushing for restitution for victims. Last of 6 company officials charged in West Virginia chemical spill pleads guilty to pollution read more

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New home for Parking Services

Parking Services has a new home in Plaza Building.As of Monday, Oct. 16, Parking Services can be found in the Campus Store located at the east end of Plaza.Parking Services can still be reached by email at parking@brocku.ca or by phone at 905-688-5550 ext. 4309.Regular business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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VIDEO What happens when you wring out a damp cloth in space

first_imghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TssbmY-GM(YouTube: canadianspaceagency)YOU WILL PROBABLY have noticed by now that we’re pretty big fans of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (and his son Evan) around these parts.The astronaut has been on the International Space Station since November, and is currently the commander of the six-man crew on board the vessel.He’s been posting regular YouTube videos helping to illustrate what life is like living in outer space – and has now taken to dealing with questions and science experiments suggested by schoolchildren in his home country.Here’s Hadfield explaining how the absence of gravity has a pretty real effect on what happens when you wring out a damp washcloth.This could be the first time that anybody has ever said this, but: we’ll miss him when he’s home.Read: Did you know you can see these things from space?last_img read more

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Devin Toner left out as Schmidt confirms Irelands World Cup squad

first_img 59,872 Views https://the42.ie/4792208 Share10 Tweet Email2 Sep 2nd 2019, 1:01 PM 132 Comments By Murray Kinsella Short URL Get the latest Rugby World Cup news and analysis, delivered straight to your inbox: Devin Toner left out as Schmidt confirms Ireland’s World Cup squad Jean Kleyn will travel as one of the second row options, while Munster’s Chris Farrell is included. Locks (4): James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Jean Kleyn, Tadhg BeirneBack rows (5): Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack Conan, Josh van der Flier, Rhys RuddockScrum-halves (2): Conor Murray, Luke McGrathOut-halves (3): Johnny Sexton, Joey Carbery, Jack CartyCentres (4): Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose, Chris FarrellBack threes (5): Jacob Stockdale, Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Jordan Larmour, Andrew Conway. JOE SCHMIDT HAS officially confirmed his 31-man Ireland squad for the 2019 World Cup, with second row Devin Toner missing out.The 67-times capped lock has been an influential figure for much of Schmidt’s tenure but has been omitted from the group to travel to Japan, with James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne selected as lock options. Toner has been left out. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOConnacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion is also unlucky to miss out, with Leinster’s Luke McGrath named ahead of him as one of two scrum-halves along with Conor Murray.Munster’s Chris Farrell, meanwhile, has been included as a fourth centre option with Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose.Rhys Ruddock is named among five back row players, with Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack Conan, Josh van der Flier also included. Ulster man Jordi Murphy is among those to miss out.Captain Rory Best is one of three hookers alongside Niall Scannell and Sean Cronin.Andrew Conway is among the back three options, with Ulster’s Will Addison missing out on making the final squad, as Jacob Stockdale, Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, and Jordan Larmour are named.Jack Carty takes the third out-half slot behind Johnny Sexton and Joey Carbery.Ireland’s 2019 World Cup squad:Hookers (3): Rory Best, Niall Scannell, Sean CroninProps (5): Cian Healy, Dave Kilcoyne, Tadhg Furlong, John Ryan, Andrew Porter Monday 2 Sep 2019, 1:01 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Yves rocher une agriculture bio pour peu de produits bio

first_imgYves rocher : une agriculture bio pour peu de produits bioYves Rocher, Le leader nationale en matière cosmétiques, a quelques difficultés à rendre crédible son image d’entreprise pro environnementale. 20 minutes a enquêté sur les produits de ses différentes gammes, effectivement créés à partir de plantes issues de l’agriculture bio, mais sans le moindre label. Si l’on fait dans le biologique autant le faire jusqu’au bout. Tel est le message que laisse entendre 20 minutes à travers un article récemment publié sur son site. Le quotidien a enquêté sur les cosmétiques commercialisés par la célèbre firme Yves Rocher, qui se démène actuellement pour mettre au vert son image. S’il est vrai que l’entreprise française encourage la production de ses produits à partir de plantes issues de l’agriculture biologique, leurs recettes de fabrication ont encore des progrès à faire. À lire aussiL’impressionnante “arche de Noé” du Svalbard célèbre ses 10 ans en battant un nouveau recordActuellement, une gamme seulement affiche le fameux label “bio. “La labellisation impose des contraintes. Nous ne voulons pas nous obliger à tout supprimer” explique à 20 minutes Anne Lokiec, responsable des relations publiques chez Yves Rocher. En effet, beaucoup de produits chimiques comme les parabènes font partie des recettes développées par l’entreprise. Si la firme semble pour l’heure décidée à laisser ses produits tels qu’ils sont, elle attache énormément d’importance à manière dont sont cultivés les matières premières. “Nous respectons une rotation des plants pour casser le cycle des parasites et nous utilisons un couvert végétal de lupin et de sarrasin pour apporte de l’azote au sol” explique Flore Josse, agronome à La Gacilly, village natale d’Yves-Rocher. Ce modèle a également été répandu à d’autres sites d’approvisionnement comme la Madagascar, où l’entreprise préconise la culture durable du Saro, utilisé pour ses soins gommants. Le 12 juillet 2012 à 09:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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January transfer window Marcelo reveals United to fill two gaps in

first_imgLeeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa says the club will find it better if they utilize the January transfer window to bring in new faces.The gaffer who was previously relaxed about signing new players says he will appreciate if replacements come in for Samuel Saiz who is now on loan at Getafe and Pablo Hernandez who is improvising for players on injury.Speaking in Friday’s press conference as obtained by Leeds live, Bielsa played down the possibility of several new players arriving.“I don’t think that many players will come in,” he said. “And I couldn’t tell you if actually there’s a player who will come or not.Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.“If the club can get players who are better than the ones we already have come and in the position where we suffered some injuries, for example Samu Saiz left, Pablo [Hernandez] now plays as a playmaker and we need a winger.“If players come, it will be better. And if nobody comes we will finish the season with the players we have and we trust all of the players we have.“From what I know the position of the club is if we bring a player in, it has to be a player that improves the group.”last_img read more

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TWO ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 30, 2017 – Nassau – Police took two males into custody, in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on June 29.According to reports, shortly after 12:00 noon, a woman was leaving her home located on Oak Hill Road off Skyline Drive, when two males armed with a handgun accosted her and forced her into her home. The two males then searched the woman’s home and left in her white Chevy Equinox vehicle license plate number188701. Police later arrested two males in connection with this incident.#magneticmedianews#armedrobberyonoakhillroad Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Memorial service for Booth Gardner on March 30

first_img OLYMPIA (AP) — A public memorial service in honor of the late Gov. Booth Gardner will be held next week in Tacoma.The memorial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 at the Memorial Fieldhouse at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. A private funeral was to be held separately.Gardner, who served two terms as governor of Washington State, died Friday from complications related to his long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Former Gov. Booth Gardner sits in Wright Park, near his home in Tacoma, on Oct. 25, 2006. Gardner, 76, died March 15 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. There will be a memorial service for him Saturday at the University of Puget Sound.last_img

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first_img read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Technology | November 19, 2014 Carestream Unveiling New Ultrasound System With All-Touch Control Panel at RSNA Panel combines speed, flexibility of soft user interface with tactile feedback of traditional keys The Touch Ultrasound System’s unique technologies and features are planned to extend across a family of products, with the first two products expected to ship in the third quarter of 2015.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more Related Content A sealed panel that allows effortless cleaning to help limit the spread of pathogens;High-level computing power;Easy maneuverability and a small, lightweight footprint; “Swipe and go” badge log-on saves time and promotes secure access; “Smart connect” transducer technology enables easy one-touch selection of the desired transducer;Cold boot time of 18 seconds to further enhance productivity, with no need for standby mode or battery backup; andEasy cart adjustments to allow sonographers to position the system where it is most comfortable to help reduce repetitive stress injuries.center_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Photo courtesy of Carestream HealthNovember 19, 2014 — Carestream will debut its Carestream Touch Ultrasound System that offers a combination of enhanced user experience and image quality to meet the needs of even the most demanding radiologists and sonographers. The product release also marks Carestream’s entry into the ultrasound market.The Carestream Touch Ultrasound System is scheduled to be unveiled Sunday, Nov. 30, at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.This ultrasound platform delivers an all-touch control panel, integrated GPU processing power and smart transducer technology coupled with a single-board system design for advanced imaging capabilities, a compact footprint and a modern user interface. The all-touch control panel combines the speed and flexibility of a soft user interface with the tactile feedback of traditional keys. Etched marking for primary controls assists the user with easily locating key functions without looking away from the image display monitor.  Other features of the new Touch Ultrasound System include:  Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read morelast_img read more

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In Iran deal Obama sees validation for diplomatic gamble

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Negotiators blew through the congressional deadline and were able to extend the timelines, according to the officials, who insisted on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss the president’s thinking.Obama first planted the seeds for engagement with Iran as a presidential candidate, saying in a 2007 Democratic primary debate that he would be willing to meet with Iranian leaders without preconditions. His statements were ridiculed by Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, who went on to be his secretary of state and help jumpstart the secret negotiations with Iran.The president’s opening months in office included public and private overtures to Tehran, all with a more conciliatory tone aimed at signaling a shift from predecessor George W. Bush, who cast Iran as part of an “axis of evil.”In a veiled reference to Iran in his inaugural address, Obama said he was willing to “extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your first.” He exchanged letters with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He used conciliatory language in a videotaped message to both the people and government of Iran on the Persian new year, calling for engagement “that is honest and grounded in mutual respect.” 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Comments   Share   President Barack Obama walks with Vice President Joe Biden, after delivering remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after an Iran nuclear deal is reached. Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a “new direction,” while sharply warning Congress that it would be irresponsible to block the accord. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Obama has taken a similar approach — clandestine diplomacy, prioritizing negotiations over military action — to other foreign policy challenges, with mixed results. Plans to negotiate an end to Syria’s bloody civil war have gone nowhere. A resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba after a half-century of hostilities is moving along largely as planned.Yet the stakes and the scope of the Iran effort stand apart, a reality not lost on Obama. While he talked of American strength and long-sought change Tuesday, he acknowledged in an interview with The Atlantic earlier this year that if Iran does ultimately get a bomb, “it’s my name on this.”___Associated Press writers Alan Fram and Deb Riechmann contributed to this report.___Follow Julie Pace at http://twitter.com/jpaceDCCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img The sheer amount of time and political capital Obama invested in the Iran talks has fueled speculation that he had too much at stake to walk away from the negotiating table, no matter the compromises in a final deal. Obama authorized secret talks with Iran in 2012, followed by nearly two years of formal negotiations alongside Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. His rapprochement with Iran sent U.S. relations with Israel plummeting to near-historic lows and deepened tensions with Congress.Even with the high-stakes implications of an Iranian nuclear program, the talks over time seemed to represent more than just the quest for a deal. They were a referendum on Obama’s belief that even America’s most ardent enemies can be brought in line by wielding diplomacy and economic pressure instead of military might.“It represents the core of who he is and what his presidency stands for,” said Julianne Smith, a former Obama White House and Pentagon official. “He needs it to validate that approach.”With the deal now in hand, one of Obama’s top priorities is selling its virtues to skeptical lawmakers and world leaders, as well as the American public. He spent much of Tuesday calling leaders in Europe and the Middle East. On Wednesday, he planned to discuss the deal in a news conference, while dispatching Vice President Joe Biden to Capitol Hill to meet with House Democrats. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The vital role family plays in society Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — To President Barack Obama, the historic nuclear accord with Iran is a validation of an arduous, politically fraught diplomatic gamble, one he foreshadowed before winning the White House and one that will shape his legacy long after he leaves.The deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program may prevent Tehran from developing a bomb or being the target of U.S. military action during Obama’s presidency. But whether the agreement succeeds in stemming Iran’s nuclear ambitions after his tenure is a far murkier question. “I’m here to answer questions and explain what the deal is and I’m confident they’ll like it when they understand it all,” Biden told reporters as he entered the closed-door session.Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas, said Biden was trying to make a case for the agreement’s longevity and said the reaction to the vice president’s remarks were “pretty favorable.”Green added, “I’m pretty close to my Jewish community in Houston so I still have some questions.”Senior U.S. officials say Obama is sensitive to the perception he was desperate for a deal. With big gaps remaining as a June 30 deadline neared for a final agreement, officials said the president urged his team to send clear messages to Iran both publicly and privately that the U.S. was ready to end the talks without a deal.“He did not want people to have the impression that this is something we needed to have,” one official said, adding that Obama was frequently among the most pessimistic members of his national security team about the prospects of a deal.Officials also pointed to a video conference Obama convened with Kerry and other negotiators last week as an example of his willingness to forgo a deal. With momentum for an agreement building in Vienna and a deadline to limit congressional oversight looming, officials said Obama essentially rejected the deal at hand because timetables for keeping restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and a U.N. arms embargo in place were insufficient.last_img read more

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by Bruce Desilva The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Bruce Desilva, The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2019 6:22 am PDT “The Border” (William Morrow), by Don WinslowDon Winslow’s epic trilogy about America’s longest war, which he launched with “The Power of the Dog” in 2005 and continued with “The Cartel” in 2015, comes to a powerful and troubling conclusion in his new novel, “The Border.”By “longest war,” Winslow does not mean Afghanistan. He means the war on drugs, which is 50 years old and counting.Although Winslow chose to tell this story as fiction, he spent much of the last 20 years researching his subject on both sides of the border. “The more I learned,” he says his introduction, “the angrier I became.”Art Keller, a violent Drug Enforcement Agency undercover operative in the first two novels, returns as the unlikely choice to run the Drug Enforcement Administration. He was reluctant to take the job, but he’s come to recognize that his previous efforts have come to naught.“You’re standing on the Rio Grande with a broom … trying to sweep back the tide of heroin while billionaires are sending jobs overseas, closing factories and towns, killing hopes and dreams, and inflicting pain. Then they tell you to stop the heroin epidemic.”Opiates, he knows, “are a response to pain. … The difference between a hedge fund manager and a cartel boss? The Wharton Business School.”So Keller attacks the problem in a new way, seeking to uncover and punish powerful Americans who profit from the drug trade. He zeros in on an American bank that’s laundering tens of millions of dollars for the cartels by investing in New York City real estate. Those benefiting from the dirty money, it turns out, include the newly elected president of the United States, whom Winslow coyly names Dennison, and unambiguously models after Donald Trump.Other characters from the first two books return, and more are added in a novel with a half-dozen subplots ranging from Mexican cartel power struggles to Guatemalan child asylum seekers to New York City junkies scrounging for a fix. The novel, written in muscular, fast-paced prose, portrays torture, assassinations, mass murder, police payoffs, mass incarceration and political corruption from Guatemala to Washington, D.C.In the end, the words Winslow puts in his protagonist’s mouth leave no doubt what his years of research have led him to believe:“Because drugs are illegal, we send sixty billion dollars a year to the violent sociopaths of the cartels, money that bribes police and politicians and buys the guns that have killed hundreds of thousands of people with no end in sight. The ‘Mexican drug’ problem is not a Mexican drug problem. It is the American drug problem. We are the buyers, and without buyers, there can be no sellers.”___Bruce DeSilva, winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award, is the author of the Mulligan crime novels including “The Dread Line.”___Online:http://don-winslow.com/http://www.brucedesilva.com/Bruce Desilva, The Associated Press Don Winslow writes novel about war on drugscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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For the spring seme

For the spring semester, https://t. com Contact us at editors@time. Punjab. when asked about the reports. But will Alonso’s exhaustive racing programme in 2018 make him a bit jaded as the season progresses? in Battle’s words.

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Ore. where a partial eclipse will begin at 9:05 am PST on Aug 21 The total solar eclipse will begin there at 10:16 am The total eclipse will then move from the West Coast to the East Coast ending near Columbia SC at 2:44 pm EST In all the eclipse will take just about an hour and a half to traverse the country In each place where the total solar eclipse can be viewed it typically lasts no longer than two minutes and 40 seconds Where can this year’s total solar eclipse be seen NASA Most skygazers in Oregon Idaho Wyoming Nebraska Missouri Kentucky Tennessee Georgia North Carolina and South Carolina will get front row seats to the upcoming total solar eclipse if weather permits according to NASA which has provided a solar eclipse map and diagram to show the times of totality The eclipses path of totality officially touches 14 states but it clips a few very narrowly meaning the eclipse can only be viewed widely in about 10 states Viewers must be within the eclipses path of totality which spans about 70 miles wide to see the sun as its completely blocked In most places across the country tickets for the best seats to view the eclipse have already sold out Here’s what to expect: Oregon Oregon is expecting a million visitors worldwide to flock to the state to be the first in the country to see the total solar eclipse which will be best viewed in Salem Madras and Lime according to The Oregonian Many hotels in the state have been fully booked for the occasion for about four years the newspaper said Oregon State Parks said more than 1000 state camping sites made available for the total solar eclipse have been fully booked as well A viewing party at the state fairgrounds in Salem which is being organized by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has also sold out But people can still buy tickets to participate in the nearly weeklong Oregon Solarfest which features music shopping food and other activities in the high deserts of Madras Idaho In Idaho the eclipse begins near Idaho Falls at 10:15 am local time with totality starting at 11:33 am To get the best view experts say those in the state should head to mountaintop locations like the top of the Sun Valley and Borah Peak However as with many of the states that fall within the eclipses path of totality reservations for hotels and spaces may be limited in the Gem State Wyoming Wyoming is among the most popular hotspots for eclipse-watching since it offers many dramatic views even without a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event Casper Wyo will start seeing a partial eclipse at 10:22 am local time and a total eclipse at 11:42 am Yellowstone National Park is near the path of totality and Grand Teton National Park is in the center of the eclipses route according to GreatAmericanEclipsecom Montana Iowa and Kansas The total solar eclipse will be visible in Montana but likely for less than a minute and only in a small part of the state that isnt reachable by road experts say A sliver of Iowa in the eclipses path is also too tiny to promise a good sighting People living in the northeast corner of Kansas which is in the eclipses path are encouraged to join neighbors in Nebraska and Missouri for a better view Nebraska Nebraska residents and visitors will have plenty of places to view the phenomenon which diagonally cuts across the heart of the Cornhusker State from the northwest to southeast The eclipse hits Lincoln Neb at 11:37 am local time and fully covers the sun at 1:02 pm The spectacle can be seen along Interstate 80 starting before North Platte to Lincoln Missouri A large swath of Missouri is also in the eclipses path of totality The eclipse begins in the Show Me State at 11:46 am local time and totality hits Jefferson City at 1:13 pm Experts recommend that residents of St Louis and Kansas City view the eclipse from St Joseph on the Missouri River Illinois The total solar eclipse can also be seen in the southernmost section of Illinois which is slated to have the longest duration of totality Carbondale Ill will witness the total eclipse for an estimated two minutes and 35 seconds or two minutes and 40 seconds starting at 1:20 pm local time experts predict Southern Illinois University has planned a day of festivities on its campus and is working with the Adler Planetarium of Chicago to provide a viewing experience Kentucky Kentucky will also experience a longer-than-usual total solar eclipse which begins in Paducah at 1:22 pm Its best to head to Paducah or Hopkinsville for prime viewing A huge viewing party is shaping up in Nashville Tenn, "We will fully support the president’s efforts," it reads. explains how profitable animal farming can be. who hails from the state’s royal family. and if Parrikar is ready,Casey’s General Store will receive a $5, and Orange became an indictment of for-profit prisons. "our best hope is that we can perhaps pin down the region to perhaps a few hundred miles. if it was shared would it be available to be shared now?

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meanwhile, told ABC News’ "This Week" that this is a "defining moment" in Trump’s presidency that demands follow-through Speaking on CNN’s "State of the Union" Sen Susan Collins R-Maine suggested that Trump change his mind about withdrawing troops from Syria place more sanctions on Russia and consider targeted attacks on Syrian facilities similar to one he ordered a year ago after a chemical attack on civiliansEven before the lawmakers spoke Trump himself hinted that a military strike might be at hand if the use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces is verifiedAs grisly images emerged showing bodies of babies in basements and bloodied survivors at hospitals in Eastern Ghouta Trump made a rare direct criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin He said Putin shared blame for the deaths through Russia’s support of Syrian President Bashar Assad"President Putin Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad Big price to pay" Trump said in back-to-back tweets "Open area immediately for medical help and verification Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever SICK"Late Sunday SANA Syria’s state-run news agency said that an air base in central Syria was hit by a missile attack and that the military shot down eight missiles The report said the attack in Homs province "is likely to be an American aggression"In a statement the Pentagon denied the report saying: "At this time the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria However we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons in Syria and otherwise accountable" The crisis in Syria is escalating at a pivotal moment for the White House’s national security team John Bolton a noted hawk on Russia and Iran begins work as Trump’s national security adviser on Monday On Thursday CIA Director Mike Pompeo has a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination as secretary of stateTrump also blamed his predecessor for not following through on his threat that Assad’s chemical weapons use was a red line that would not be tolerated something that Trump suggested he would not repeat"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago Animal Assad would have been history" he tweetedEchoing Trump Vice President Mike Pence tweeted that US officials were monitoring the events "The Assad regime & its backers MUST END their barbaric behavior" he added "As POTUS said big price to pay for those responsible"Syria and its main backers Russia and Iran are not only denying responsibility they question whether there even was an attackSANA said the reports originated with "terrorists" who are on the verge of collapse under an offensive by the Syrian army"Such allegations and accusations by the Americans and certain Western countries signal a new conspiracy against the Syrian government and people and a pretext for military action" Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statementAnd Russia’s Foreign Ministry released a statement claiming that information on the reported attack is a tactic being used to cover up for terrorists"The goal of these false conjectures which are without basis are designed to shield the terrorists and the implacable radical opposition who reject a political settlement" the statement saidThe crisis over Syria is likely to accelerate the downward spiral of the relationship between Russia and the United States already at its lowest point in decades On Friday the administration placed economic sanctions on some Russian tycoons The sanctions give the United States a potent weapon to pressure international financial institutions not to lend money or facilitate transactions by the well-connected Russians"Whatever was driving Trump to leave Putin alone it’s over" said Cliff Kupchan chairman of the Eurasia Group an analytical firm "Over the course of 48 hours Trump basically sanctioned the Russian system and fingered Putin for backing the ‘Animal Assad’"If the US confirms chemical weapons were used I think we get a strike on Syria As harsh as Friday’s sanctions were they also set the precedent for sanctioning anyone who benefits from the Russian system"Trump has come reluctantly to this crucible over SyriaAssad has never been a priority for Trump Though he called him a "bad guy" he repeatedly said on the campaign trail and in the White House that Assad is not a US priority He was willing to be involved in Syria as long as the fight against the Islamic State was going on but not much more His announcement that the US military role in Syria was "coming to a rapid end" was a continuation of that beliefSen John McCain R-Ariz. “SKA Organisation regrets this decision,S.The legendary Guns n’ Roses frontman wants to spiff up his Internet image. “Government is determined to reposition agriculture as the oil of Kogi State. adding that the police have mapped out strategies to 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