Khat Echahid Polisario Not Legitimate Representative of the Sahrawis

Rabat – Khat Echahid, a group of Saharawi di^polssidents, has addressed the international community in a letter that challenges Polisario’s current standing on the world stage. The letter, Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported, aims to discredit Polisario, contesting the separatist front’s right to represent Western Sahara at the UN-led negotiating table. The group’s letter comes as all stakeholders in the conflict prepare to attend a UN-monitored roundtable in Geneva on December 5-6. According to Khat Echahid’s letter, the most sustainable solution to the dispute is a sincere dialogue between Algeria and Morocco. The takeaway, as the group’s statement went on to say, is that Polisario is a pawn and does not carry the legitimacy to sit at the negotiating table. “Only Morocco and Algeria are qualified to de-escalate tensions and ultimately end the conflict,” according to the Sahrawi group.Read also : Foreign Ministry Announces Official Delegation for Western Sahara TalksCreated in 1973, the Polisario Front is a separatist group that has been calling for independence in Western Sahara. According to Khat Echahid, however, the front is only a small group of combatants usurping Sahrawis’ political rights and profiting off the status quo. “Polisario only represents itself,” the dissidents’ message asserted.They claimed that the front is not any more legitimate or popular with locals than Khat Echahid is. Should the international community decide to proceed with Polisario at the Geneva roundtable, Khat Echahid believes they should also be invited to participate.  Accusing the separatist front of periodically de-escalating tensions to catch the world’s attention by presenting themselves as freedom fighters, Khat Echahid invited the UN to dispatch “an independent observatory group in refugee camps [in Tindouf] to see that Polisario does not carry any legitimacy.” Polisario, they stressed, tells a biased and incomprehensive story of the situation in Western Sahara as they “wish to eternally benefit off the current status quo.” Khat Echahid has recently established itself as the most outspoken and vocal anti-Polisario “internal opposition party.” The group describes itself as “internal dissidents” or “opposition” and has been asking to be granted the same rights as Polisario on the global stage. read more

Widow of QuadrigaCX CEO calls for appointment of chief restructuring officer

HALIFAX — The widow of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten says a chief restructuring officer should be appointed to oversee what remains of the insolvent cryptocurrency trading platform, saying her role as director has drawn unwanted online commentary suggesting she is trying to hide assets.In a second affidavit submitted to Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Jennifer Robertson also says that a 30-day stay of proceedings that has protected the company from lawsuits should be extended.Cotten, the company’s 30-year-old CEO and sole director, was travelling in India on Dec. 9 when he died from complications caused by Crohn’s disease.When his death was announced more than a month later, court documents revealed he was the only QuadrigaCX employee who knew the pass codes required to gain access to $190 million in Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.As well, the company admitted 115,000 users were owed another $70 million in cash, much of which is tied up in bank drafts held by payment processors.Robertson, who was granted all of Cotten’s assets in his will, says a chief restructuring officer is needed to take over for her and another director because they have no significant experience in the cryptocurrency industry.The Canadian Press read more

DPR Korea UN expert warns of dwindling aid while food crisis remains

20 October 2011Although the food situation in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) is critical, international assistance is dwindling, a United Nations human rights expert warned today. “The current rations provided by the Government can meet well less than half the daily calorific needs for the 68 per cent of the 16 million population receiving public food rations,” UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK Marzuki Darusman told a news conference in New York. “While I appeal to the international community to provide humanitarian assistance including medical supplies, I recommended that the State also pay increased attention to providing adequate nutrition and health care to women and children suffering from chronic malnutrition,” he said citing structural problems in the food production system and total State control of the food production and the supply system, which has contributed to the crisis.He noted that UN agencies have faced numerous obstacles in monitoring that aid reaches its intended recipients, and he called on the Government to provide more monitoring access, stressing the importance of expanding humanitarian space.Mr. Darusman, who yesterday briefed the General Assembly’s third committee on his latest report on the DPRK, painted a grim picture of the lack of adequate infrastructure to support the country’s potential health-care needs.“Virtually devoid of any new investment since the early 1990s, the ability of the DPRK to deal with potential large-scale health problems is severely compromised,” he said. “Lack of adequate water and sanitation facilities, shortages of electricity and lack of minimum physical facilities make it difficult to uphold proper hospital infection controls, and serious shortages in medical in essential medicines, basic medical equipment supplies persist.” He also voiced concerns at the situation of asylum-seekers who slip across the border into China and are then preyed upon by human traffickers, with women and children particularly vulnerable.Mr. Darusman voiced further concerns that the Government continued to impose severe restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. “I call upon the Government to ease such restrictions,” he said.Satellite pictures indicate a significant increase in camps for political prisoners since 2001, with a network that is estimated to hold up to 250,000 people, and he called on the Government to begin releasing them. read more

No to LLRC full implementation

The government says it will not fully implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) despite the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).Addressing the media, government Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the government does not see the LLRC report as being a “Bible” despite the commission being appointed by the government itself. The country’s Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem said that such a referendum will need the consent of all the stake holders in the Sri Lankan government. (Colombo Gazette) A U.S sponsored resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last week also had the support of India, Sri Lanka’s biggest neighbor.However Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris said at the same press briefing that the government will not let foreign governments dictate to or direct the island nation on its domestic issues.Sri Lanka also rejected calls to hold a referendum among the Sri Lankan public on the vote taken at the UN Human Rights Council. He said that the commission, in formulating its recommendations, had in some instances gone beyond its mandate and as a result the government must now decide what to accept and what not to accept. However de Silva said that the government has a duty to look at the repercussions implementing the full report may have on the country plus it also needs to form a consensus among its coalition partners.President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the LLRC soon after a 30 year war between the army and the LTTE came to an end in 2009 with the defeat of the rebels. The UN Human Rights Council had last week adopted a resolution by a majority vote, calling for the full implementation of the LLRC report. read more

Wigneswaran says has backing of EPDP replies to Sampanthan

Meanwhile TNA sources said that attempts are being made to prevent a split in the TNA over the issue.Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran last week faced calls to step down in a corruption drama involving some members of the Northern Provincial Council. The Chief Minister also said that he replied to a letter sent by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan. The TNA made it known publicly that it was not happy with Wigneswaran.The corruption scandal which rocked the Northern Provincial Council saw 21 members calling for Wigneswaran’s removal.The TNA had earlier accused Wigneswaran of looking to act on four members of the council over the corruption charges without consulting the TNA. The website reported that ITAK is seriously contemplating the removal of Wigneswaran as Chief Minister in the context of the current corruption scandal that has rocked the Northern Province. (Colombo Gazette) Wigneswaran said he responded this morning to the letter he received from Sampanthan yesterday. The official website of the TNA reported that Wigneswaran is likely to be removed from office soon by the Ilankai Thamil Arasuk Katchi (ITAK) which fielded him as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the political formation known as the TNA in September 2013. The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) has extended support to Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran.Wigneswaran told reporters today he received a telephone call from EPDP leader Douglas Devananda extending the support of his party to him over the crisis which had arisen in the North. read more

US home construction rises in March after bitter winter led by gain

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Apr 16, 2014 7:19 am MDT US home construction rises in March after bitter winter, led by gain in single-family homes This Friday, March 21, 2014 photo shows roofers installing a roof on a new construction home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in March later Wednesday April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) WASHINGTON – U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up 2.8 per cent from 920,000 in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Construction of single-family homes rose 6 per cent, more than offsetting a 3.1 per cent drop in the construction of apartments, condominiums and town houses.As the weather moderated, construction rose 30.7 per cent in the Northeast and jumped 65.5 per cent in the Midwest. But it fell 9.1 per cent in the South and 4.5 per cent in the West.Applications for permits, a gauge of future activity, fell 2.4 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 990,000.“The outcome is less dynamic than anticipated,” Annalisa Piazza, an economist at Newedge Strategy, said in a research report.Economists had expected housing starts to hit 970,000 last month. Piazza noted that housing construction in March was 5.9 per cent less than a year earlier.“It echoes several of the other reports we’ve seen of late which do show a spring snapback, but one not nearly as strong as once hoped,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief strategist at BTIG.Many analysts have been expecting an improving economy to lift the housing market, which has been recovering the past two years. But housing has struggled to maintain momentum. Rising prices and higher mortgage rates have deterred some home buyers. Others have had trouble qualifying for mortgages.Builders complain of a shortage of workers and lots to build on.U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index, which came out Tuesday.The index, which measures confidence in the single-family home market, edged up to 47 in April from 46 in March., Readings below 50 mean builders view sales conditions as poor. The index had been above 50 from June through January.Still, the March gain in single-family home construction is encouraging. Every single-family home built creates three jobs and generates $90,000 in tax revenue, according to the homebuilders’ group. read more

Central African Republic in critical phase of transition – UN peacekeeping chief

In his briefing to the 15-member Council, Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, spotlighted a potentially explosive situation in the CAR amid continuing violent clashes between the Séléka alliance and anti-Balaka militia in areas surrounding the capital, Bangui. Thousands of people are estimated to have been killed in CAR as a result of a conflict that erupted when mainly Muslim Séléka rebels launched attacks in December 2012. The violence has since taken on increasingly sectarian overtones.Nevertheless, noted Mr. Ladsous, the political process is “once again moving forward” as stakeholders worked to convene the peace-building Bangui Forum early next year, and to complete the election process in August 2015. Voicing a degree of optimism, he explained that while the timeframe for elections remained “extremely tight” and preparations for the vote were proceeding slowly, various leaders of the two belligerent factions had already publicly expressed their support for the national dialogue process, including participation in the Bangui Forum. The Forum itself, the Under-Secretary-General pointed out, would then function as the starting point for a longer term reconciliation process for all levels of society.“A successful and timely Bangui Forum will be vital to prepare the ground for the planned constitutional referendum as well as legislative and presidential elections,” Mr. Ladsous continued.“The success of the process will rely on a significantly strengthened commitment of the Central African Republic authorities, as well as the political, operational and financial support of the international community. A conducive security environment will also be required and necessitate progress in the political process.”The UN official, however, described the “delicate” situation on the ground with civilians under constant threat and rampant impunity for those committing acts of violence. In addition, the State remained “weak, if not totally absent” as intercommunity violence continued to rage across the eastern and central parts of the country. Within this environment, he said, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) remained steadfast on protecting civilians through an expanded troop deployment and focused on supporting the National Electoral Authority’s preparations for next year’s elections.“The Central African Republic is entering a critical phase at a time when international attention to the crisis is starting to wane. The risks remain high that additional disruptions in the political process and/or the security situation could put the transitional process in jeopardy,” concluded Mr. Ladsous, who warned against any potentially disruptive delays in the scheduled August 2015 elections. “Central African authorities must stay the course and the country’s regional and international partners should remain engaged in a sustained and coordinated manner in order to provide the Central African Republic with the assistance necessary to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of its actions.” read more

UN experts urge Sudan to overturn outrageous conviction for indecent dressing

“Public flogging of women is a continuing practice in the country, and the offence of modesty and the penalty of flogging are disproportionately used to punish women,” noted the experts, who all report to the United Nations Human Rights Council.“This outrageous conviction must be overturned and the girls must be immediately released,” the experts urged in a news release. “We also call upon the Government of Sudan to repeal all legislation that discriminates on the grounds of gender and to comply with international standards.”Ferdous Al Toum, 19, was sentenced on 16 August to be flogged 20 lashes and a fine of 500 Sudanese pounds ($83), while Rehab Omer was fined the same amount for the same charges on 14 July. Both girls have filed appeals, but no date has yet been given for the appeal trials. The cases began on 25 June 2015, when the Public Order Police arrested 12 female students between the ages of 17 and 23 who are originally from the war-torn Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan state, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR). They were taken by the police in front of the Evangelical Baptist Church in Khartoum North, where they had attended a ceremony, and were brought to a local police station. At the time of their arrest, some were wearing trousers and others skirts. It was reported that the police subjected the students to degrading treatment and humiliating verbal abuse during their detention. Two of the students were released about four hours after their arrest, OHCHR noted. The ten others were released on bail on 27 June 2015 but charged with “indecent dressing” under Article 152 of Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act, which gives the police extensive powers to arrest any person on such grounds. The punishment, if they were to be found guilty, would be 40 lashes, or a fine, or both. In practice, the law has been reported to be used exclusively against women. These 10 women were taken to court on 28 June 2015 where the charges against them were confirmed and court dates set. Ms. Al Toum appeared in court on 6 July 2015, wearing another dress deemed indecent by the judge who, disregarding any due process, immediately sentenced her to a fine of 500 Sudanese pounds ($83) or a month in prison. Her fine was paid by human rights defenders and she will appear in court again in relation to the original charge. The cases against the eight other female Christian students charged with “indecent dressing” have concluded with either a not guilty verdict or a fine being imposed.The rights experts have officially expressed concern to the Sudanese authorities about current legislation that allows corporal punishment of women, and the devastating consequences that such violence has on their physical and psychological integrity and well-being. “There is a pressing need to address the pattern of discrimination, abuse and torture as well as the oppression and denigration of women in the country,” they said. “We urge the Government of Sudan to put an end to these grave violations of women’s human rights.” The experts voicing their concern are Eleonora Zielinska, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice; Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women; Aristide Nononsi, UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan; and Juan E. Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on torture.Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Firefox 5 6 and 7 will be released in 2011 as Mozilla

first_imgHistorically, the Mozilla Corporation releases a major new version of their industry-leading Firefox browser about every two year… but in 2011, the release road map is going to undergo a drastic change. How drastic? Although Firefox 4 isn’t even out of beta yet, expect to see Firefox 7 by year’s end. AdChoices广告This is a radical departure, to say the least, but in many ways, in the war of numbers, it makes a lot of sense. Although Firefox 4 is easily competitive, feature-by-feature, with other browsers on the market, the likes of Internet Explorer 9, Opera 11 or Google Chrome 9 seem like they must be superior to Firefox 4. After all, they have bigger numbers attached!The requirement of a product or brand to “fudge the numbers” to appear competitive with the competition is a pretty common occurrence in technology. Consider what Microsoft did with the Xbox 360: even though it’s only a second-generation console, the presence of the “360” number makes the console seem like a third generation console. That’s not an accident: Microsoft was trying to compete with Sony’s PlayStation 3. Even Apple’s jumped a number just to make their product seem more advanced: the second-gen iPhone adopted branding that evoked a third-gen product with the iPhone 3G.2011, then, is Mozilla playing catch-up with the competition, not in features, but in numeric branding. That’s not to say they don’t have real improvements in mind for Firefox 5 through 7, though. Firefox 5, for example, will absorb the Account Manager and F1 Simple Sharing add-ons and become built-in features, as well as add 64-bit Windows 7 support. Firefox 6 will focus on the Web applications framework. As for Firefox 7, it’s not entirely clear what features are in mind, but one thing’s for certain: Mozilla won’t be resting there. 2012 will need to see the release of at least a couple of versions of Firefox to catch up with IE9.Read more at Firefox Roadmap (via Download Squad)last_img read more

Easter holidays have begun and heres whats happening around the country

first_img 13,926 Views By Sean Murray Easter holidays have begun and here’s what’s happening around the country A quick round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the next week. 7 Comments Source: Greg Clarke via FlickrThe Amazing Grace Festival takes place in Buncrana over the next few days.The famous “wretch” was John Newton and it is the story of this slaver who went on to write the iconic song that is told throughout the Amazing Grace Festival.Today, the Féile Dóchas (Hope Fest) offers a free, “dynamic all-age community arts festival” with a whole programme of live music, interactive workshops, poetry, dance, food and circus games.The festival lasts until Wednesday, with a guided walking tour and a “nature detectives” event also on the schedule.Pilgrim paths Source: Shutterstock/Greg FellmannTaking place across various counties, Pilgrim Paths Week 2017 takes in the routes trodden by early Christians in Ireland, including Lough Derg, Glendalough, Skellig Michael and Croagh Patrick.Walking pilgrim paths, arts, religious and cultural events, the full programme can be found here.The Passion of the Christ (in Ballyfermot)The streets of Dublin suburbs Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard are set to become the stage for a reimagining of the Passion of the Christ set in 2017 this weekend.Over two days, starting today, the streets and civic spaces will be the stage, and locals will be the players during live street performances, dance and music. Short URL Saturday 8 Apr 2017, 10:30 AM IT’S SPRING, THE days are getting longer and Easter holidays are now underway for children (and teachers!).While there’s no guarantee the rain won’t stay away, there’s plenty on around the country over the next few days to get out, enjoy a bit of sunshine and soak up some culture.Here are some of the highlights:Meath Source: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA ImagesTayto Park reopens this weekend, just in time for the Easter holidays.The theme park and zoo in Ashbourne was closed from January to March, but reopened yesterday for the spring and summer season.There will be Easter-themed arts and crafts on every day of the holidays, as well as complimentary face-painting throughout the mid-term break.Dublin Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandNow in its third year, MusicTown provides a range of events designed to celebrate “the rich music heritage and contemporary artistic lifeblood” of Dublin city.Running until Easter Monday, there is an eclectic mix of bands and performers across different musical styles.There’s some specialised events for children as part of MusicTown, with Our Tunes taking place today at the Contemporary Music Centre in Temple Bar offering a free, fun participatory contemporary music event for children aged six to ten.The full programme for MusicTown can be found here.Donegal Share Tweet Email Here’s all the details on when and where for this weekend’s ‘Passion Project’ on 8 + 9 April! We’ll see you there…#D10HasPassion— Dublin City Council Culture Company (@DCCCultureCo) April 3, 2017 Source: DublinConnects/Twitter Apr 8th 2017, 10:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Galway Source: Karen Murphy via FlickrFor traditional music fans, it’s still not too late to catch the 2017 Clifden Trad Fest which finishes up tomorrow.There are music workshops, a busking competition, street entertainment for the family and, of course, lots of trad music to be had in the Galway coastal town of Clifden.Some good events on in your area this weekend? Let us know in the comments below…Read: A new exhibition shines the spotlight on Pablo Picasso’s ‘forgotten’ first wife for the first timeRead: Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TDlast_img read more

Is what British politicians say a load of cock and bull Thats

first_imgIs what British politicians say a load of ‘cock and bull’? That’s what this show wants to find out… Artist Nic Green created the show Cock and Bull before Brexit – but the work, which takes apart the words of politicians, is just as pertinent now. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 25 Apr 2019, 8:00 PM I just think you can say ‘strong and stable government’ as much as you want, but it doesn’t make it true. Apr 25th 2019, 8:01 PM By Aoife Barry 10 Comments None of us really know how much stuff affects us, how much we’re influenced or swayed. I think it’s good to purge it a bit.Though it’s one show in a sea of work, Green hopes that Cock and Bull is in its own way making a difference:“In a really tiny way it’s just a little theatre show, but for us when you feel like you are not represented in the power that governs your land, it’s a tiny way to take some power back, or to access your own agency when you just feel like you can’t in a bigger picture.”Cock and Bull will be performed on Saturday 27 April as part of the Live Collision art festival, which runs from 24-27 April at Project Arts Centre in Dublin. 7pm and tickets are €16, suitable for ages 16+. Tickets for all events can be bought from the Project Arts or Collision websites.center_img TO LISTEN TO a politician make a speech can sometimes be an exercise in trying to find a needle in a haystack. The needle is the point, the haystack is a load of words.Here in Ireland, we can certainly point to politicians who are fond of a bit of bluster. But there are others, too, whose gift with words (or often, their scriptwriter’s gift) marks them out as people who have a very good point to make.Over in the UK, a lot of attention has been laser-focused on MPs in the wake of the Brexit vote. British Prime Minister Theresa May in particular has found herself making speeches that are sometimes dreary, often boring – never explosive, unless for the wrong reasons. Conservative wordsIn 2015, the award-winning British artist Nic Green found herself contemplating what politicians say, and how they say it.Is it just a load of words that mean nothing?She started recording these words, listening and then distilling them down, and eventually using them to create the theatre piece Cock and Bull. The work will be performed in Dublin as part of Live Collision this Saturday. Nic Green Source: Oliver RudkinCock and Bull was conceived for the eve of the 2015 UK General Election, but four years on it is just as pertinent. In the piece, three women convene to perform their own, alternative, party conference.  They use the words of politicians and respond to what’s described as “the meaninglessness and repetition of empty political promise, the privilege of the governmental elite and the deep discontent of an increasingly disproportionate and divided society”.The work is part protest, part catharsis, and part exorcism, says its creator. That it is performed by three women, when politics across the globe is overwhelmingly male, adds another layer to it.“It started when I was looking into the relationship between power and language,” Green tells of its genesis. She had initially started looking at how bankers talk about themselves, but then decided to go straight to the seat of power.“I started looking at David Cameron and George Osborne and I ended up watching the 2014 Conservative Party Conference, all of the speeches back to back,” she says. “Which I had never done before – because why would anyone do it unless it was your job?”A few things struck her. “They were all men of a certain age, white, of a certain class – most people coming from Oxbridge, Eton etc. And the other thing that struck me was the repetition between the speeches. These amazing ideas distilled into these slogans that become a shorthand for a policy. But I’m not totally convinced that anybody knows what those policies are.”The piece came out of a quest to figure out how you can use your voice in the world. “Going, I just feel so bored of voting for things and them not getting through and the things I want to happen never happens,” she says.“I guess that’s what we call democracy in our country but the margins are so slim and there are so many people who feel desperately unhappy with the situation,” says Green. “What do you do, how do you deal with it? How do you keep on trying to talk about it and find a way to use your voice? When we first started making this piece these were the questions we dealing with.”She started collecting sentences, hitting on repeatedly used phrases. Green would then disassemble the sentences to see if she could find new meanings. “I just felt like there was really something about taking these words and altering them and repeating them into meaningless or exposing them,” she says.While playing with repeated words, she’d notice how they’d sometimes sound like different words – if you say ‘people’ over and over it again, sometimes it sounds like ‘peephole’.Dumbing downSeeing the simplicity in the words made Green wonder about the ‘dumbing down’ of political speeches. “Maybe we’re really seeing the full effect of that now with Brexit and how that propaganda played out on the lead up to these really simplified ideas that are just not reality,” says Green.She wonders if people can start to feel disaffected and disengaged from politics because of a dumbing down “into nothing – you can’t have a conversation about nothing”“There’s nothing to talk about and maybe that’s why a lot of people don’t know who they should vote for or why,” she says. “I guess [the piece is] just trying to react to that in a way. Just expose it a little bit more.” I just think you can say ‘strong and stable government’ as much as you want but it doesn’t make it true.Green believes that people are even more averse to political spin than when Cock and Bull was first made.“I think in a way it maybe feels more relevant,” she says. “[The piece is] not educational in the sense it tells you anything about these parties. Literally what it does is presents the words back again in another space, and re-forms them. It gives this other kind of space for you actually to have a moment to personally respond to that and emotionally respond to that.” Share Tweet Email 10,860 Views Short URLlast_img read more

Rate cuts drive savings

first_imgA central bank decision to cut interest rates has prompted Westpac Chief Executive Officer Gail Kelly to claim that Australian consumers would be more likely to save rather then spend any extra money. “What will happen is that customers will take the extra cash that they’ve got and probably apply it more to debt repayment and to savings,” Kelly told the ABC. Kelly also said she was under the impression the RBA would make more rate cuts, but said it was too early to tell, especially with the global economy on tenterhooks due to Europe’s financial crisis. Source: Bloomberg Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

John Boyega teases his most shocking Star Wars set moment

first_img Share your voice Star Wars returns Star Wars Episode 9: Release date, cast, director and theories Mark Hamill just tweeted the best Star Wars Episode IX trailer tease Tags 77 Photos Star Wars TV and Movies 0 Boyega isn’t the only Star Wars cast member willing to tantalize fans with his secret knowledge. Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver told Deadline he was privy to a key clue to the trilogy’s ultimate path. “With Star Wars, I had one piece of information of where it was all going, and that’s where it has been in my head for a long time, and things were building towards that,” he said.Boyega and Driver are keeping the details classified, but it gives fans a fantastic opportunity to speculate about what it all means. You can check out our roundup of Episode 9 rumors right here. Post a comment Boyega posted a close-up look at his hands, which appear to be covered in dirt with a drop of blood oozing out of his left thumb. “The whole team pushed themselves today to achieve something visually crazy,” he says.So what could cause dirty hands and a cut? It could be an epic battle scene of some sort, or some other tense, action-packed moment.   2019 movies to geek out over The final chapter in the latest Star Wars trilogy is cloaked in mystery. We know we’ll be catching up with Rey, BB-8, Finn and Poe, but filming is still underway and the Dec. 20 release date for the J.J. Abrams-directed film is far off. John Boyega, who plays Resistance fighter Finn, knows fans are desperate for information. He delivered an epic teaser to Instagram on Tuesday, writing, “I’ve had many moments of shock on set but not like today and I can’t wait until you know why.”last_img read more

Every new show and movie on Hulu February 2019

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Tags 1:59 Netpicks February is nearly here and Hulu has got some fantastic shows and films coming. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I must recommend you watch one of the greatest rom-coms ever written, Four Weddings and a Funeral. Or you can check out one of my other favorite romances, the Cher and Nicolas Cage masterpiece that is Moonstruck. If you’re not feeling the romantic vibe, and you’d prefer a good heist film, you may consider a The Thomas Crown Affair double feature. Hulu is picking up both the 1968 and 1999 versions. Comedy fans can check out both Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2 for another fun double feature option.  What’s streaming in February 2019center_img I also urge everyone to check out the documentary Three Identical Strangers, which was hands-down one of my favorite films from 2018. On the TV show front, Hulu is also getting the newest season of Archer on Feb. 25. Or check out the season of Legion on Feb. 3. Available on Hulu, February 2019Feb. 1Into The Dark: Down: Episode 5 PremiereRecord of Grancrest War: Complete Season 1A View to Kill (1985)The Animal (2001)Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (2002)Bad Santa (2003)Barefoot (2014)The Big Lebowski (1998)The Bounty (1984)The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)Born on the Fourth of July (1989)Broadway Danny Rose (1984)Caddyshack (1980)Caddyshack II (1988)Capote (2005)Chaos (2005)Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Chasing Liberty (2004)Dazed and Confused (1993)Deep Blue Sea (1999)Delta Farce (2007)Dr. No (1962)Equilibrium (2002)Escape from Alcatraz (1979)Field of Dreams (1989)Flesh + Blood (1985)Foolish (1999)For Your Eyes Only (1981)Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)Freedomland (2006)From Russia with Love (1964)Goldeneye (1995)Hairspray (1988)Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)How to Deal (2003)Kingpin (1996)Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)Lars and the Real Girl (2007)Licence to Kill (1989)The Madness of King George (1994)Marathon Man (1976)Metro (1997)Mississippi Burning (1988)Moonraker (1979)Moonstruck (1987)Mortal Kombat (1995)Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997)Mystic Pizza (1988)Next Day Air (2009)Old Fashioned (2014)On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)The Portrait of a Lady (1996)The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)The Quiet Ones (2014)Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)The Royal Tenenbaums (1997)Space Jam (1996)The Secret Garden (1993)Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)The Toybox (2018)Thelma & Louise (1991)Three Kings (1999)Thunderball (1965)Tomcats (2001)Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)Unforgettable (1996)Universal Soldier (1992)Untamed Heart (1993)Wayne’s World (1992)Wayne’s World 2 (1993)Wedding Crashers (2005)Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 (2000)While You Were Sleeping (1995)Feb. 2Cabin Fever (2016)Pick of the Litter (2018)Feb. 3Legion: Complete Season 2 Feb. 4Saints & Sinners: Complete Seasons 1-3 Real Housewives of New York City: Complete Season 10Dog Days (2018)Experimenter (2015)Feb. 5Paid in Full (2002)Feb. 8PEN15: Complete Season 1Feb. 9The Preppie Connection (2016)Feb. 10The Song (2014)Feb. 11All Square (2018)Feb. 14False Flag: Complete Season 2Zac & Mia: Complete Season 2 Feb. 15Bondi Harvest: Complete Season 1Jamie’s Quick and Easy: Complete Seasons 1-2Next (2007)Feb. 16Proven Innocent: Series PremiereA Perfect Day (2016)Feb. 17The Party (2018)Feb. 18Elvis All-Star Tribute: Special The Sisters Brothers (2018)Feb. 20Stan Against Evil: Complete Season 3Feb. 23Death Wish (2018)Feb. 25Archer: Danger Island: Complete Season 9 Every Day (2018)The School (2018)Feb. 26The Enemy Within: Series PremiereThe Voice: Season 16Three Identical Strangers Feb. 27World of Dance: Season 3 Tickled (2016)Feb. 28Whiskey Cavalier: Season 1 Digging for Fire (2015)The Guilty (2018)Leaving Hulu in FebruaryFeb. 2812 Dates of Christmas (2011)A Mermaid’s Tale (2016)All Over the Guy (2001)Apollo 13 (1995)Bad Girls (1994)Bad Girls from Mars (1991)Basic Instinct (1992)Beetlejuice (1988)Best Seller (1987)Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)Blow Out (1981)Blue Jasmine (2013)Christmas Cupid (2010)Deja Vu (2006)Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2007)Dream House Nightmare (2017)Dressed to Kill (1980)Exposed (2016)Hitman’s Run (1999)It’s Us (2016)Joey (1988)King of the Mountain (1981)Leaving Las Vegas (1995)Lethal Weapon (1987)Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)Line of Duty (2013)Living by the Gun (2011)Malena (2000)Manhattan Night (2016)Mansfield Park (1999)Message in a Bottle (1999)Miracle on 34th Street (1994)Mullholland Falls (1996)Operation Condor (1986)Operation Condor II: The Armour of the Gods (1991)Radio Days (1987)Ride (1998)Righteous Kill (2008)Rob Roy (1995)Silent Tongue (1993)Snow (2004)Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008)Snowglobe (2007)Spy Game (2001)Switchback (1997)Teresa’s Tatoo (1994)Ulee’s Gold (1997)We are Marshall (2006)Wicker Park (2004)With a Friend like Harry (2000)For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! 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What did Sushma Swaraj and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani discuss about cricketer

first_imgREUTERS/Darren OrnitzFormer Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at the age of 67 after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night. During her tenure as a minister, she was very much active on social media and was always offering help. But, she shares an interesting connection with Afghanistani spinner Rashid Khan. During the 2018 season of IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad faced the Kolkata Knight Riders in a much-awaited clash at the Eden Gardens in the second qualifier of the tournament. The match had a nail-biting finish and Rashid Khan delivered a stand-out performance. The 20-year-old cricketer scored 34 runs off 10 balls and also finished with impressive figures of three wickets for just 19 runs in his quota of four overs.The Afghan all-rounder became the biggest topic of discussion on Twitter that day and there were demands for him to be given Indian citizenship. Then foreign minister Sushma Swaraj took to twitter and made a witty comment.  Rashid Khan.IANS”I have seen all the tweets. Citizenship matters are dealt with by Ministry of Home affairs,” her tweet read.In response to that Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani stated that they were not going to let Rashid go and also appreciated India for giving the Afghani players a platform to perform and prove themselves.”Afghans take absolute pride in our hero, Rashid Khan. I am also thankful to our Indian friends for giving our players a platform to show their skills. Rashid reminds us what’s best about Afghanistan. He remains an asset to the cricketing world. No we are not giving him away,” his tweet read.This was not the first time that Swaraj spoke about Afghanistan’s success in international cricket. Earlier in an interview with the PTI, she praised their efforts.”The fact that Afghanistan attained the status of a Test-playing cricket nation is a testament to the indomitable spirit of the people of Afghanistan to not let the forces of death and destruction prevail,” she told PTI.last_img read more

RaySearch Launches RayCare Oncology Information System

first_img Image courtesy of RaySearch LaboratoriesDecember 22, 2017 — RaySearch announced the first release of RayCare, a new oncology information system (OIS) designed to connect the different oncology disciplines, boosting efficiency and ensuring optimal use of resources.The first product release, RayCare 1, provides workflow and task management support for the treatment planning process and an integrated planning experience in combination with RayStation 7. Communication around the planning process is consolidated through the messaging and comment system built into task management.To enable automatic assignment and handover of tasks, RayCare 1 also supports the care team for each patient. The built-in radiation oncology picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is fully integrated with the workflow management system, leveraging automated imaging workflows, and patient demographics can be automatically synchronized with other hospital systems. In addition to the workflow and task management features, RayCare 1 and RayStation 7 combine to provide treatment scheduling, management and delivery support for IBA’s proton systems and Accuray’s TomoTherapy systems.Over subsequent releases, RayCare will evolve into a machine learning OIS with capabilities to coordinate oncology tasks, supporting comprehensive cancer care organized around each patient’s needs. This goal reflects the fact that many cancer patients receive a combination of treatment types, driving the need for combined workflows for radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery.For more information: www.raysearchlabs.comRelated ContentRaySearch Releases RayStation 7 Radiotherapy Treatment Planning SystemOncology Information Systems Need to Integrate FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | December 22, 2017 RaySearch Launches RayCare Oncology Information System Next-generation OIS integrates with RayStation 7 treatment planning system to provide workflow and task management support for multidisciplinary cancer treatment The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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Qantas staff smooth on turbulent flight

first_imgTerrified passengers onboard a Qantas flight from London on Sunday that hit a pocket of turbulence have praised staff for their response.The flight experienced severe turbulence on route to Singapore when many passengers were walking freely through the plane.  Four people were hospitalised and others left injured according to ABC News.Passengers said the seatbelt sign was activated only moments before the A380 dropped violently, and those who were strapped in also became airborne.”It was pretty scary. We literally went up to the roof. Many people weren’t in seatbelts,” one passenger said.”Everything went flying high in the air, and for those that were in the loos, their heads hit the ceiling, so a bit scary,” another passenger said.Passengers praised the staff who were quick to check on the safety of passengers and calm everyone down. The captain is also reported to have come out and speak to everyone individually, talking to the children onboard about what happened and why. The plane remained in Singapore overnight with passengers put up in accommodation before continuing on to Sydney. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.Wlast_img read more

Betting shop robbed at knifepoint

first_imgA man who threatened two employees of a betting agency in Nicosia at knifepoint stole a bag containing money shortly before midnight Tuesday, police said.The man entered the building at 11.40pm, pushed one of the employees and threatened the other one with a knife before taking the bag which was on the counter. It contained a sum of money and various personal items.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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