Pakistani Court Acquits Woman on Death Row for Blasphemy

By Josh BabbPakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi of making “derogatory remarks” about the Prophet Muhammad in a highly anticipated decision that was widely praised by human rights groups. The decision has also set off nationwide protests by religious political parties in Pakistan. Bibi is a farmer and mother of four who has spent more than 8 years in prison since her conviction in 2010, relating to a dispute between Bibi and her neighbors over a bucket of water. Bibi was working in a field picking berries when she asked a group of women if they’d like some water, offering to bring it to them. That was when the women, who were Muslim, said they would never take water from Bibi since she is a Christian. Following this the women then claimed that Bibi made a series of “derogatory remarks” about the Prophet Muhammed for which Bibi was tried and sentenced to death. Pakistan’s highest court ruled that these allegations did not hold up, saying the prosecution based their case on flimsy evidence and had not followed proper procedures.Chief Justice Mian Sabiq Nisar wrote, “This Court has held that ‘Commission of blasphemy is abhorrent and immoral … but at the same time a false allegation regarding commission of such an offence is equally detestable.’”The legacy of the case has been violent. Following Bibi’s original conviction, Salman Taseer, the provincial governor of Punjab, where Bibi had lived, began to speak out against her death sentence and questioned the legitimacy of the blasphemy ordinances. As a result, Taseer was assassinated by his bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri, in 2011. Qadri stated in his confession that he had murdered Taseer in defense of Islam and the Prophet Muhammed. Qadri was executed for his crime in 2016, but his legacy has lived on. Supporters of Qadri went on to establish the political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), which garnered more than two million votes in Pakistan’s general election earlier this year. Following the court’s ruling, the highly secured red zone in Islamabad, which contains the Supreme Court, was sealed off in anticipation of protests with paramilitary forces deploying to protect the court.Supporters of the TLP have staged demonstrations around the country in response to the verdict and clashes with police have been reported. Bibi was not present for the court’s decision and instead was reached for comment by phone, reacting in disbelief. “I can’t believe what I am hearing, will I go out now? Will they let me out, really?” What happens next for Bibi remains to be seen. Several countries have offered her asylum, and she is expected to leave the country with her family. read more

Sri Lankan arrested in Bengaluru with Indian passport

He initially claimed that he was an employee of a leading BPO company in Electronics City since 2014 and was visiting Hungary for official purpose. However, on suspicion, Ashok Pal, immigration officer, cross checked his credentials and came to know he was Sri Lankan. He moved to Bengaluru in April 2019 and with the help of an agent from Sri Lanka, he got an Indian passport claiming to be born in Madurai and got the visa for Hungary. The accused has been booked under various sections of the Foreigners Act and remanded in judicial custody. Immigration officials in Bengaluru have arrested a 35-year-old Sri Lankan national who was trying to board a flight to Hungary from Kempegowda International Airport with an Indian passport, The Hindu newspaper reported.The accused, Sasikumar Markkandu, native of Western Province in Sri Lanka, had come to Chennai in 2012 and stayed in Madurai since then, working as a videographer. read more

Home Depot and Moderna rise while Fabrinet and Sarepta fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:Home Depot Inc., up $9.14 to $217.09The home improvement retailer handily beat Wall Street’s second quarter profit forecasts as the housing market gained strength.Baidu Inc., up $4.50 to $108.72The Chinese internet search company reported a boost in user traffic and its second quarter profit beat Wall Street forecasts.Elanco Animal Health Inc., down $2.55 to $27.26The company is spending $7.6 billion in cash and stock for Bayer’s animal health business.Sarepta Therapeutics Inc., down $18.24 to $102.07The Food and Drug Administration declined approval for the drug developer’s newest muscular dystrophy treatment.Moderna Inc., up 75 cents to $14.15Regulators are putting the biotechnology company’s potential vaccine for the Zika virus under a special fast-track review process.Medtronic PLC, up $2.73 to $106.91The medical device maker’s results surpassed Wall Street’s fiscal first quarter financial expectations and the company raised its profit forecast for the year.Fabrinet, down $10 to $46.46The optical technology company gave investors a weak profit forecast for the current quarter.Kohl’s Corp., down $3.32 to $44.88The department store reported a sharper than expected decline in sales at established locations during the second quarter.The Associated Press read more

JD Neuhaus upgrades hoist range for heavy lifting

first_imgThe range of modern air operated hoists manufactured by J D Neuhaus “offer safe and efficient lifting and handling facilities for a wide range of general engineering and industrial applications.” Their Profi TI hoist range has been upgraded to combine quieter operation, with faster lifting/lowering speeds while being more energy efficient as well as incorporating some lighter and more compact build qualities. These robust low-headroom products have a proven pedigree for 100% duty rating and unlimited duty cycles for successful operation within a wide range of industrial and engineering environments, including applications in some of the harshest and most dangerous working conditions throughout the world. Typical areas of application include mines and quarries, mechanical engineering, on and offshore drilling rigs, power plants, refineries, shipyards and automotive plants.The Profi TI range operates from either a 4 or 6 bar air supply and the hoists in the 3 to 50 t lift capacity range are ideal for medium to heavy lifting requirements. For extreme heavy lifting, hoists are also available with lift capacities up to 100 t. The versatile Profi hoists can also be used in tandem or parallel configurations to provide safe lifting for larger or extra heavy loads. The Profi hoists are all provided with single point top suspension, and can be fitted with trolleys for overhead monorail mountings to facilitate horizontal travel requirements. Trolleys with manual, reel chain or motorised operation can be supplied, combined with a standard hoist lifts of 3 m, with other special lift requirements also accommodated.Optional control systems can be fitted for varying hoist controls, including universally applicable rope/chain types or an FI sensitive control for very easy handling. A corrosion proof type E control offers single speed sensitive operation and type F multi-lateral controls provide for multi-function and variable speed hoist lift/travel options. Remote control and electropneumatic interface operation can also be provided. A range of hydraulically operated hoists are also available, including a special purpose unit capable of operating at Arctic temperatures as low as -45°C. Special purpose requirements such as underwater operation are also accommodated, typically as required for offshore or ship repair applications. A range of dedicated hoists designed specifically for use within the mining industry can also be supplied.All JDN hoists are designed for applications in potentially explosive or otherwise hazardous  atmospheres and carry Ex classifications of (Profi range) Ex II 2 GD IIA T4/II 3 GD IIB T4, with optional spark protection being available for explosion group IIC and to achieve a rating Ex II 2 GD IIC T4. The explosion classification for the Mini is Ex II 3 GD IIA T4. All hoists also offer lube-free operation, combined with high levels of safety combined with low maintenance. Sensitive, infinitely variable speed control is available for the precise positioning of loads, with the Profi hoists also being insensitive to dust and humidity, for operation within a temperature range of -20°C up to +70°C.last_img read more

NUGAS on the search for new committee members

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram NUGAS (National Union of Greek Australian Students) are calling for young, enthusiastic Greek-Australian students to nominate as a Victorian Committee members.The prestigious, 40-year-old organisation will hold their AGM on Monday 31 May which will see an election of a new Victorian NUGAS Committee. Any NUGAS Victoria Members who are students of a tertiary institution and are also members of its affiliate clubs which are namely, Monash Hellenic Students Society, Melbourne University Greek Association, RMIT United Society of Hellenes Latrobe University Greek Society and Deakin University Greek Society are eligible to hold a position on the Committee. A maximum of three individuals can be elected from the same university club listed above.In addition, graduates of no more than three years standing are also eligible for election.The positions available include administrative co-ordinator, secretary, treasurer, social and cultural activities co-ordinator, club liaison officer, public relations officer, and general committee members.“This is a once in a lifetime experience to join NUGAS Victoria in their long-standing role as an active participant within the Greek and the mainstream community,” says current NUGAS Administrative Co-ordinator, Kerry Matthews. “The friendships, achievements and experience gained through NUGAS will benefit you and all Hellenic youth for many years to come.”The AGM will be held at the Greek Orthodox Community Melbourne Victoria (GOCMV) Building (168 Lonsdale St Melbourne- corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets) on Monday the 31st of May at 7.00pm.The agenda for the AGM will be confirmed shortly, with the main items being ratification of the Club’s Constitution, annual reports to presented by the Club’s Coordinators as well other pertinent persons and the election of a new committee to take charge from the close of the meeting.NUGAS endeavours to actively represent Greek-Australian students both on and off campus, on a state, national and international level, whilst simultaneously promoting the learning and appreciation of the Greek culture and language both amongst its members and the wider community.Help keep the Hellenic flame in youth alight and become a part of NUGAS 2010. For more information contact nugasvic@gmail.comlast_img read more

PM to address nation

first_imgPrime Minister Lucas Papademos is expected to address the nation in the next few days in a bid to explain how crucial a juncture Greece finds itself at as the government prepares to agree on a new set of measures aimed at reducing its huge deficit. Sources said that Papademos will make the address ahead of attempts to coordinate his ministries on the issue of what cuts can be made in the coming months to help Greece reach the targets it has agreed with the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. The interim premier’s task has been made even more difficult by the fact that the 2011 public deficit is expected to come in above 10 percent of gross domestic product, rather than 9 percent. This means Athens will have to find another 2.5 to 3 billion euros in 2012. “The danger for Greece is not over yet and the Papademos administration cannot afford to delay action on the issues it has committed to,” government spokesman Pantelis Kapsis told Skai TV. The prime minister faces a twofold task over the next few days, which is to coordinate his ministers on the issue of what measures will be taken and to then oversee negotiations with the members of the EC-ECB-IMF team that is due to arrive in Athens on January 16 with a view to assessing whether to proceed with talks on a new, 130-billion-euro loan package for Greece. The measures that Papademos will present to the troika of foreign lenders are likely to include a reduction in supplementary pensions, public sector sackings, slashing spending on social programs, cuts in healthcare expenditure and a lowering of defense costs. Apart from the cost-cutting measures, Papademos’s government will also have to convince the troika that it is prepared to carry out further structural reforms. These will relate to labor regulations, the liberalization of closed professions and the privatization of some state assets. To achieve this, Papademos will have to establish a level of harmony and cooperation between the three parties in his interim government that has been lacking so far. The clearing up of the leadership situation in PASOK might help. The party’s political council is due to meet tomorrow, when all eyes will be on Socialist chief George Papandreou, who is expected to launch a leadership contest. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

App to manage a smart car via smartphone officially launched by Greek

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Imagine being able to run your car’s diagnostics from your smartphone, or to monitor its fuel consumption and battery life. Commercial Link does exactly that – and much more; it can help drivers locate their vehicles, or keep track of speed and driver behaviour in real time.The ground-breaking application – the first of its kind – was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Developed by Melbourne-based tech company Connexion Media for General Motors, the application operates via an internet-connected SIM card installed in GM’s smart cars.“It’s the first subscription service in the world that will use built-in connected car technology for everyday people. And this is the first of many,” explained George Parthimos, chief executive of Connexion Media, acknowledging the revolutionary aspect of the product.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Mr Parthimos explained that the app is a way to access the data. “But we have built a complete computer system which collects the data and stores it in the cloud, so that the user can have access via app or the web.”The automobile industry is investing more and more in this kind of technology, with predictions of an estimated 250 million internet-connected cars being in circulation by the year 2020. This fact alone has created a great need in the market for software and applications.George Parthimos is well aware of that and promises that Commercial Link will be followed by many software-as-a-service vehicle management products for internet-connected cars. As presented at the CES in Las Vegas, Commercial Link can be used by vehicle owners and small fleet managers. The subscription fee starts at $10 per month, per vehicle, when the user has an OnStar account with GM (which is behind brands such as Holden, Chevrolet and Cadillac). Almost all of the 3.4 million vehicles that the auto giant manufactures for the US market alone each year will have access to Commercial Link. “The smart car is the vehicle of the future and I feel especially content that Connexion Media is the first company in the world to turn it into reality,” stated Mr Parthimos. “This is big for Australia, not just us. People are going to look back in 10 years and see a particular point in time. When was the first time the connected car actually created value for consumers? This is that moment,” he said.The ASX-listed Connexion Media came to fame with the miRoamer, the world’s first in-car internet radio, which opened the way for partnerships with major car manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Peugeot.Apart from developing cutting-edge software, Connexion Media has broader plans for the future, as it is aiming to become an agent in the rejuvenation of the Victorian automotive sector, keeping the industry alive, after the closure of Toyota and Holden’s manufacturing divisions in Australia.For that purpose, it is creating an innovation centre in Melbourne and another in Detroit, linking automotive tech companies with major industry players.last_img read more

Stoke aim to end miserable run against Arsenal

first_imgStoke City manager Paul Lambert is aiming to use his own experience of beating Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium to help his side end their miserable runStoke have not won against the Gunners in their last 15 visits and are currently part of a intense relegation battle in the Premier League with Lambert’s side currently in 19th place in the standings.The last time the Potters won at Arsenal was back in 1981 and have since lost each time they have visited. But Lambert, who’s Aston Villa side defeated the Gunners on the first day of the 2013/14 season, is determined to change that.“It’s a really tough place to go. I’ve been fortunate I’ve won there – I know what it’s like to win there, I know what it’s like to lose there, I know what it’s like to draw there.” said Lambert, according to Eurosport.“This is new, I’m only new to the football club so what happened in the past is not an interest to me really.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We’ll make it a really hard game, we’ll go and try and win, like I’ve always done, and it won’t change. We have to find a way to hurt them and that’s what we’ll work on when we get the rest of the lads back from their national teams.”Despite a promising debut win for Lambert, Stoke have since not won any of their last seven matches. But the coach, who replaced the fired Mark Hughes earlier this season, is positive.“As long as you keep fighting you’ve always got a chance, and that’s what you do, you keep fighting for everything,” he said.“Obviously it’s a concern, nobody wants to be in that position, but we should have had more points, we’ve not had any luck.“Individual errors have cost us in certain games but the performance levels of the team, I couldn’t ask for any more from them. I know what I want to achieve and we’re still well in this fight.”last_img read more

Pep insists Sterling is loved at City

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists Raheem Sterling is loved in the locker-room as the winger becomes first £300,000-a-week England player, outstripping Wayne Rooney’s previous record wages at Old Trafford.The 23-year-old signed a new five-year deal with City on Friday a week in which he faced criticism for winning a penalty against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League by accidentally tripping himself up and not owning up to the referee.Guardiola said, according to Daily Mail:“I don’t know why should criticise Raheem. It’s unfair, he wasn’t diving. He is an incredible nice guy with incredible love from the locker room. He does absolutely everything on the pitch, every single game, fighting from the front for 90 minutes.”“He made a mistake because he is 23 years old. He is so quick that when he does a chip, he has to do it slow.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Sterling has been rewarded for an impressive start to the season in which he already has seven goals to his name for City and a brace for England against Spain.Criticized by Liverpool fans for being greedy when he moved to Manchester, Guardiola believes playing under the microscope has helped the England international mature and able to survive the current controversy which could see him jeered by United’s traveling fans.“It will make him stronger. He is stronger than that, than he was when he met each other in the first year. Now he can control these kinds of emotions much better,” said Guardiola.“We cannot forget though when you are 23, you are not a full person or a full player. Sometimes we ask for or we demand a lot from our players when they are so still young but it is OK.”last_img read more

House of Assembly debates Mental Health signs clear on the streets of

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 15, 2016 – While the Mental Health bill is being debated in the House of Assembly due to modernization the Minister of Health, Premier Rufus Ewing wants to see for the law, there is a growing concern for the number of vagrants we see in down town Provo who are believed to be suffering some level of mental instability.Magnetic Media, on the weekend captured a makeshift home on the Airport road, just in front of Caicos Coin Laundromat.  Not only was a home created in the sheltered bus stop there, with old sheets, quilts and carpets but a man, known around town as Cargo was sleeping at the spot… and we might add, very peacefully.Officials say they have tried to get him to return to his house and tried to get his family to curtail him; but others tell us Cargo is stubborn.  Tourism, Social Services, the Red Cross, Police and family were all involved in the intervention; Cargo Taylor has been living on the side of the road for the past three weeks now, according to those who work nearby.The Airport Road is not only home to dozens of businesses but it is the gateway to our main Gateway – the Providenciales International Airport; as for Cargo, sadly it appears his dignity is gone as he is oblivious to the impression he was creating – and much like the smell and sight of the area, it was both bad and sad. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 7 and 13 July 2016:EXCLUSIVE: Royal Mail Group receives 1,200 orders for car salary sacrifice schemeEXCLUSIVE: Benefex and EY partner on employee engagementFat Face launches mobile phone salary sacrifice scheme for staffPhysical activity gets employees emotionally fitWhat should employers watch for after the EU leave vote?Partick Thistle Football Club recruits for ‘best job in the world’DWP consults on the future of NestStarbucks enhances pay and benefits package for US staffSports Direct to review bonus arrangements Bank of America Merrill Lynch expands return-to-work programmelast_img read more

Coral Gables High students hold presidential inauguration watch party

first_imgThe students’ passion and knowledge made Miami-Dade School District educators proud.“We have an opportunity and obligation to build your own personal history,” said Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. “We expect them to be smart, to ask questions, have opinions. That’s how you build great communities. That’s how you build great countries. That’s what democracy and freedom are based on.”Yaniz believes this moment is a segue to a person lesson. “Living history, so they get the opportunity to live through these moments, and I’m sure it’s something that they’ll cherish and keep with them for the rest of their lives,” she said.The inauguration ceremony also brought shock to one of Yaniz’s students.“I guess it just dawned on me that it was actually happening,” said Roxy Rico, “I still can’t really believe it.”Friday’s inauguration even stirred up a debate inside and outside the classroom.“Parties have a chance to work together and to be productive instead of fighting over each other like children,” said Coral Gables High student Harrison Senior. The momentous day represented what democracy is all about as these students utilize their freedom of speech.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Students at a South Florida high school watched history unfold as Donald Trump took the oath of office and became the 45th president of the United States, Friday.The inauguration was one history lesson students at Coral Gables Senior High School did not have to read about but watched it live.Somber faces and mixed emotions could be seen in one AP U.S. History classroom as Trump was sworn in.“There it is, ladies and gentleman, 12:01 a new president of the United States. Peaceful transition,” said AP U.S. history teacher Alina Yaniz.Some sophomores and juniors expressed their fear of Trump’s leadership. “I’m standing against this. I’m standing against what his inauguration means,” said Coral Gables High sophomore Natalie Brenes. “I’m sitting against his presidency, and I will be attending a protest later on.”“I like looking at the ideas, what he’s actually going to do, and I like what is going to do,” said Coral Gables High sophomore Samuel White. “I think there are a lot of problems in this country.”Others said they have been waiting for this day and hope for a good change. “He’s going to shake up the system. He’s going to make America great again,” said Coral Gables High freshman Alex Julian. last_img read more

Police find human remains in Miami Gardens canal amid search for missing

first_img“I’d never seen a dead body before. I’d never smell one before. It was decomposed,” he said. “It smelled really, really bad. It’s definitely a smell that I cannot get out of my body, out of my throat.”The grim discovery takes place while Miami Gardens Police continue their search for Kameela Russell, a test administrator at Miami Norland Senior High School.Russell’s family said she was last seen as she pulled up to her aunt’s home along Northwest 203rd Street and 15th Avenue, May 15.Tuesday afternoon, police shut down a residential street as they intensified their search.Police continue to investigate.If you have any information that could help police, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have recovered human remains from a canal in Miami Gardens, more than a week after a mother of two went missing in the area.According to Miami Gardens Police, the department received an anonymous call about a possible body floating in the area of Northwest 203rd Street and 17th Avenue, just before 5 p.m., Saturday.A Miami-Dade Police Underwater Recovery unit responded to the scene and assisted in removing the remains from the canal.Cellphone video captured crews removing the body in a gray plastic bag.The body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office, where a post-mortem examination was expected to be performed on Sunday.Officials said the body was badly decomposed, so they were unable to determine its race or gender.A witness who did not want to be identified described to 7News the moment he first laid eyes on the body. last_img read more

New American Horror Story 1984 trailer shows killer stalking camping teens

first_img TV and Movies 2019 TV shows you can’t miss 50 Photos Midsommar is so scary it’s keeping people up at night Best horror movies on Netflix 2019 horror movies: Are you ready to scream? More horror Sure enough, as soon as the teens drive past the Camp Redwood welcome sign (which has an ominous “beware” written in red paint on the other side), we see a masked, knife-wielding maniac holding on near the tailpipes underneath the truck. We also see the same killer attack a girl as she relaxes in a canoe in the middle of a lake.With the upcoming season 9 of American Horror Story set in the 1980s, fans will probably see quite a few tributes to ’80s teen slasher films like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street and others.  Tagscenter_img American Horror Story: 1984 trailer teaches us to always check underneath a vehicle for killers before heading to summer camp.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Camp Redwood isn’t a relaxing oasis for teens wanting to let loose. It’s more like deadly slasher summer camp, if the new trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 is any indication.The trailer, posted by FX Networks Monday, shows teens racing their trucks down a lonesome country road while singing loudly to the radio and drinking beer. But in true AHS fashion, all good times come to a screeching halt with a murderer close by.  Post a comment 0 But the most references will probably go to the Friday the 13th horror classic, in which teens spend their summer camp being killed one by one by a lunatic in a hockey mask.Yup, this summer camp is going to get bloody.American Horror Story: 1984 premieres on Sept. 18. ahs2Always pay attention to beware warning signs, especially in American Horror Story: 1984. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET This new season’s cast includes Emma Roberts, Cody Fern, Gus Kenworthy, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Morrison, Angelica Ross, DeRon Horton and Zach Villa.American Horror Story: 1984 will be the ninth season of co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s horror anthology series. American Horror Story: 1984 premieres Sept. 18 on FX Networks. Share your voicelast_img read more

Walker Delegation Irked By Presidents ANWR Proposal

first_imgPresident Obama is proposing the largest ever wilderness designation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which would forever put the coastal plain off-limits to oil and gas development.The White House announced the plan with a YouTube video showing Arctic footage with the president explaining the area’s importance to polar bear, caribou and migrating birds.“But it’s very fragile,” Obama said. “That’s why I’m very proud my department of Interior has put forward a comprehensive plan to make sure we’re protecting the refuge and that we’re designating new areas, including coastal plains for preservation.”Alaska’s top elected officials were united in their displeasure with the weekend announcement. ANWR’s coastal plain is coveted by the state and oil industry for its vast resource development potential. Gov. Bill Walker and the state’s congressional delegation issued a joint statement describing the president’s move as a war on Alaska’s future. Walker says it undermines the promises of the statehood compact.“The plan was we had to live off of our resources and then over time, they’ve taken away a 100 million acres at a time, it doesn’t take long before we’re down to trying to make a living off a small piece of ground,” Walker said. “I’m sorry if I sound frustrated today, but I am. I’m very frustrated. I mean, it’s not a shot across the bow, it’s a little more serious than that.”Permanent wilderness designation for the coastal plain would require an act of Congress. The environmental lobby has been pressing for that for decades, without success. The likelihood of such a bill passing in this Republican-led Congress is virtually nil. But Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn’t taking the announcement lightly. In a written statement, she says her days of trying to work with the administration are over and she intends to hit back with everything she can. Murkowski chairs the Senate committee that oversees the Interior Department. She also chairs the Appropriations subcommittee that writes its budget.last_img read more

Saudi forces shoot down toy drone near royal palaces

first_imgA recreational remote-controlled drone was spotted over the Khuzama neighborhood in Riyadh, a general view of the city which is seen here, and presumably shot down. AFP file photoSaudi forces on Saturday shot down an unidentified toy drone that hovered over a Riyadh neighbourhood home to royal palaces, state media said, prompting a security alarm in the capital. “At 1950 (1650 GMT) a security checkpoint in Khuzama neighbourhood of Riyadh spotted a recreational remote-controlled drone,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.“Security personnel at the checkpoint dealt with it according to their orders and instructions in this regard,” SPA added, implying that the drone had been shot down.The statement followed unconfirmed videos on social media that appeared to show heavy volleys of gunfire in that neighbourhood, triggering speculation of a possible coup attempt.But the government ruled out any major security breach, adding that an investigation had been launched into the incident.Government officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the whereabouts of the Saudi king and crown prince during the incident.Security around the palaces appears to have tightened in recent months as powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman oversees landmark social and economic reforms to prepare for a post-oil era, despite the risk of riling religious hardliners.The 32-year-old prince has also overseen a major military shake-up and a royal purge as he consolidates power to a degree well beyond that wielded by previous rulers.Last October a gunman shot dead two Saudi guards and wounded three others at the gate of the royal palace in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, according to the interior ministry.Royal guards killed the gunman, identified by the ministry as a 28-year-old Saudi national armed with a Kalashnikov and three grenades.Saudi Arabia is also embroiled in a long-running conflict with Iran-backed Huthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, dubbed by the United Nations as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.Huthi rebels have repeatedly fired missiles into Saudi territory, including the capital Riyadh. Saudi Arabia claims to have intercepted most of them.last_img read more

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first_img News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 29, 2019 Quantitative Transmission Ultrasound Featured at Acoustical Society of America May 29, 2019 — QT Ultrasound recently showcased its advanced… read more September 26, 2008 – A software grant that could lead to orthopedic surgeons being able to immediately gauge the effectiveness of implanted joints has been announced by LifeModeler Inc. The company, a global provider of biomechanical human body simulation tools and services, will provide $400,000 of software and services to InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute and the University of Memphis.The LifeMOD grant will help the scientific staff at InMotion create kinematic models that will aid in the development of tools allowing surgeons to immediately test the fit of implanted devices such as knees, hips and spinal correction. Together, there were more than 900,000 such surgeries in the U.S. last year.According to John Williams, M.D., director of biomechanics at InMotion and professor at the University of Memphis Department of Biomedical Engineering, “This software could be developed to give nearly real-time data on how the implant will move in the body under different conditions like walking, climbing stairs and even playing golf.”For more information: www.inmotionmemphis.org, www.lifemodeler.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Orthopedic Imaging | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: 3-D Printed Hip Fracture and Surgical Repair From CT Scans This is an example of a 3-D printed pelvis that had multiple hip fractures and a second printed pelvis is from a post read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 19, 2019 MRI and Computer Modeling Reveals How Wrist Bones Move In a just-published Journal of Biomechanics article, the researchers proved a longtime assumption about individuals’… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | April 23, 2019 Konica Minolta Dynamic Digital Radiography Receives FDA Clearance Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announced that its Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) technology, introduced at… read more With DDR, orthopedists and MSK specialists can acquire a full view of the MSK system in the supine and prone positions to view changes in the bone and articulations throughout the full range of motion. Image courtesy of Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas. News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 31, 2019 Konica Minolta Releases Sonimage HS1 Ultrasound Software Upgrade Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. released a new software upgrade for the Sonimage HS1 Ultrasound System that… read more Fused QT Ultrasound 3-D quantitative transmission ultrasound and compounded reflection axial images showing high resolution image of internal organs, tissue, skin and hair of neo-natal piglet. Anatomy courtesy of C. Ruoff, DVM. 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