5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off Morocco’s Mediterranean Coast

Rabat – A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Friday the coast of the cities of Al Hoceima and Nador, according to the the National Geophysics Institute (CNRST).The tremor, which occurred at 04:16m am (GM) was followed by another of lesser intensity, with magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the quake was located off Al Hoceima and Nador, according to the same source.An earthquake of almost the same magnitude struck the region last week. A Magnitude 5.3 quake hit the two coastal cities on Thursday March 3. This is the third earthquake that hits Morocco in the past two weeks. A 3.4-magnitide quake had hit the central city of Midelt on February 26.MWN with MAP read more

Morocco Wants Strong Security Cooperation with US Against Iran

Rabat – Following his meeting with Mike Pompeo, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita met three US senators in Washington, D.C.Senator Ted Cruz posted pictures of himself and the Moroccan official on Twitter on Tuesday, September 18.“Glad to meet with Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita at my DC office today.” The Moroccan official visited the US to discuss means to “end Iran’s support for terrorism and counter its malign influence in the region.”Commenting on his meeting with senators, Bourita told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) that the aim of the talks with the US senators is “maintaining contacts with influential members of the Senate, including on financial and military cooperation, but also on the national question.”He added that the senators described the partnership with Morocco as “valuable for the United States, or even unique in the region.”Cruz had long supported Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. The senator shares Morocco’s concern as he sees Iran as a threat to US stability.Glad to meet with Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita at my DC office today. @MarocDiplomatie @USEmbMorocco pic.twitter.com/GlvHoPr09K— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 18, 2018As both countries perceive Iran as an enemy to the stability of the region, Bourita sought cooperation with the US through senior officials to take measures against the alleged threat posed by Iran.In an exclusive interview with US news outlet Breitbart News, Bourita shared concerns that Iran is attempting to increase its presence in North and West Africa.During the interview, Bourita also explained how Iran interfered in Morocco’s internal affairs.“They tried to develop a presence in Morocco. Today they are repeating the efforts in other North African countries. They attracted some of our youth by giving them scholarships,” he said.Bourita’s concerns about Iran more broadly were echoed also by Cruz, who tweeted on October 23, 2017, that “Iran’s Hezbollah has been a force of terrorism across the Middle East & Israel for over three decades.”Cruz, along with David Perdue and other US senators, expressed determination that their country should take urgent steps to sanction Iranian-controlled militias in the Middle East.The senators presented a terrorist sanctions act against Iranian proxies when declassified reports showed that Iran equipped and funded terrorist activities by its proxies, including Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba.The same accusation was expressed by Morocco on May 1 when the North African country cut diplomatic ties with Iran.Morocco accused Iran of interfering in its internal affairs, specifically in the Western Sahara conflict through Hezbollah.Morocco said that it has provided documents that showed Polisario-Hezbollah collusion, accusing the Iranian ally of training Polisario members.Morocco also said that Hezbollah provided the separatist group with military equipment.On Tuesday, Bourita also met Senator Lindsey Graham, who has also warned the US about the Iranian threat several times.In July, Fox News quoted Graham, saying that the US will “bring the Iranian regime down.”Bourita also met Senator Todd Young, a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. read more

Top UN relief official meets with Somali president on humanitarian situation

Last month the UN launched its 2005 humanitarian appeal for Somalia, seeking $164 million for programmes to address needs caused by continuing insecurity, worsening drought and deep poverty. UN aid programmes are based in the Kenyan capital.Somalia has been without a central government since the ousting of President Siad Barre in 1991.On 10 October, Somalia’s Transitional Parliament, sitting in Kenya, elected Mr. Yusuf to serve as President – a move which marked the culmination of a two-year negotiation process.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says out of a population of about 7 million people, more than 350,000 Somalis remain refugees, while 370,000 to 400,000 have been internally displaced by years of conflict and drought. read more

Violations of freedom of expression and the media continue in Belarus –

Some of the concerns he listed included Government control of recent elections, a vote count that was “neither honest nor transparent,” the lack of a free press, government suppression of peoples’ ability to meet, and jailing of a political blogger.“Unfortunately, I have to report an unchanged legal and administrative system of the restriction of human rights, which by its mere existence cannot be conducive to meaningful elections,” said the expert in a press release.“In a nutshell, nothing has changed in Belarus on the human rights front,” he concluded.The human rights community scrutinized Belarus’s presidential elections last October and those for Parliament in September, but found no signs of progress. Experts had hoped that a release of political prisoners on the eve of the presidential election and an absence of violence during the electoral process were indicative of improvements, but they ultimately found that such improvements were “nominal” and had no effect on the Government-controlled elections. “Belarus is far from breaking away from the standard of the last two decades during which it has been the only nation in Europe with no modicum of pluralism in its Parliament,” the expert said, and also expressed concern that the Central Election Commission has retained the same chairperson for 20 years, and that the composition of all electoral bodies is decided by either the president or local state authorities.Meanwhile, fundamental freedoms of expression and of the media continue to be violated. Belarus remains the only European country with no privately-owned nationwide media. Its state-run media was used as a platform for candidates supported by the Government.Mr. Haraszti pointed to the case of Eduard Palchys, a political blogger who was held from May to October 2016 “on made-up grounds, but in reality because of the political views expressed in his blog.”Elsewhere, citizens’ freedom of association and assembly continue to be violated. Any gathering, political party or association requires State approval, and those partaking in unauthorized activities are charged with breaking the law.Belarus also continues to use the death sentence, which was used one day after most of the European Union’s sanctions against the country were lifted.Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Buckeyes put emphasis on special teams

Sophomore punter Cameron Johnston (95) and freshman kicker Sean Nuernberger (96) walk off the field during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorDuring the Jim Tressel era at Ohio State, Buckeye fans knew what to expect: a largely conservative offense with an emphasis on special teams.One of those things remains true under third-year OSU coach Urban Meyer. Following an Oct. 4. win over Maryland, in which the Buckeyes held the explosive Terrapin return game to just 12.7 yards per kickoff return, Meyer was ecstatic about his special teams unit.“That kickoff team, those are my guys. I might put them in first-class on the flight home. I have so much respect for those guys,” Meyer said after the game. “I love their demeanor and how they answer challenges. I was very impressed with our coverage units.”Not only did the Buckeye kickoff team shut down the Terrapins, the punt team, despite only seeing the field twice, did not allow Maryland to attempt a return. In fact, one of those punts — a 69-yard boot from sophomore punter Cameron Johnston — pinned Maryland inside its own 10-yard line. OSU redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee picked off Maryland redshirt-senior quarterback C.J. Brown on the first play of the ensuing drive, eventually leading to a Buckeye score. Johnston said seeing his teammates capitalize on the exceptional special teams play is always enjoyable.“It was nice to be able to get it down there and then Darron (was) able to take that.” Johnston said. “It definitely feels good.”Junior linebacker and special teams specialist Craig Fada said Wednesday that the special teams units get a lot of attention in practice.“We work on special teams countless periods every day in practice and it’s just a way for us to change the game,” Fada said. “It’s a way for us to have our defense in a better position, our offense in a better position, just to help all around.”He added that playing special teams for the Buckeyes is another way for younger players or unproven players to show the coaches they are deserving of more playing time. “We put a big emphasis on special teams and it gives younger guys a place to make an impact on the game,” he said. “And all the younger guys always want to get on those, and even the guys that aren’t fully equipped to get on defense yet want to get onto special teams, and that’s just a way to help.”During last Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference, Meyer mentioned one specific player whose play on special teams has kept him in a scarlet and gray uniform. Redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn, who has seen limited time on offense this season, saved his Buckeye career on special teams, Meyer said. “He was gone. He would not be renewed next year if he would not have made a jump on the field and off the field,” Meyer said. “He earned it, for about two, three weeks in a row in practice on scout punt rush he was our best player. (Gave) incredible effort, and he earned some playing time. He is now starting on three special teams phases and we are going to think about working him into the offense now.“What an incredible journey he has been on, and we hope it sticks.”Johnston, Fada and Dunn might not be household names in Columbus but neither were Mike Nugent, Jake McQuaide or Nate Ebner when they first entered Ohio Stadium. All three are now on NFL rosters as special teams standouts.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Rutgers on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The homecoming kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. read more

New match added to 520 WWE NXT TakeOver live special

first_img Xavier Woods Videos Articles WWEs Becky Lynch Invited To RAW Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Videos Articles Facebook Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguez Sasha Banks Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE.com has announced that Finn Balor vs. Hideo Itami vs. Tyler Breeze in a NXT Title #1 Contenders Match has been added to the 5/20 NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable live special on the WWE Network. This joins the previously announced matches including:* WWE NXT Championship: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn* WWE NXT Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Becky LynchWWE.com: Finn Bálor vs. Hideo Itami vs. Tyler Breeze (NXT Championship No. 1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match) Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 52.91%0:02Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Alexa Bliss WWE Superstar Finn Balor appears to get married, Posts photo to Instagramlast_img

Carragher jokes about all the people leaving England if Liverpool wins

first_imgThe former Reds player says many people will leave the country if they win the title, including his coworker Gary Neville.Jamie Carragher played for Liverpool all his professional life.He defended the Reds shirt from 1996 to 2013.And know, with Liverpool on first place in the English Premier League standings, he’s joking about all the people that say they will leave England if they win the title.“I hope so,” he was quoted by The Manchester Evening News.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“There is no doubt Manchester is united tonight. United and City are as one.”“I think the majority of the United fans want City to come out on top,” he explained.“We’ve got a charter booked for the 27th of May,” his coworker and former footballer Gary Neville added.“There will be a million flights booked out of Manchester to the forests of the Amazon where there’s no wifi. We’re out of here, we’re gone. It’d be the season from hell.”last_img read more

Boeing Machinists plan march to push contract vote

first_imgSEATTLE — Some machinists in Puget Sound plan to rally in favor of a Boeing contract vote, a union member said Monday, escalating tensions over the handling of negotiations tied to the new 777X passenger airplane.Mechanic Paul Fritzler said there is growing fear among workers that Boeing is prepared to send the work — and likely thousands of jobs — to another state as a way to save money.Many workers want a chance to vote on Boeing’s latest offer, even though union leaders have said the contract is too similar to one rejected last month, Fritzler said. Federal, state and local political leaders also have called for a vote.Fritzler and his family are organizing a Wednesday rally to show how many machinists also support that opportunity.“If there’s a big enough show of support, the union will see that there’s more people that want to vote than they think,” he said.Union leaders have said there is nothing to vote on because Boeing withdrew its offer. Boeing has said the offer was rejected by union leaders, not withdrawn.last_img read more

Not Guilty Plea For Fall Diving Death Near Ketchikan

first_imgA fisherman pleaded not guilty Monday in Ketchikan Superior Court to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. The two charges against 32-year-old Joshua Wodyga stem from a crew member’s death last fall while diving for sea cucumbers near Ketchikan.Levi Adams of Kansas was declared dead at Ketchikan Medical Center on Oct. 8 after he was transported there from the F/V Ostrich.In court on Monday, District Attorney Steve West said that Adams died from carbon monoxide poisoning, and West blamed the air compressor.“The air compressor he used has a plate permanently attached to it that says not for human use,” he said. “The instructions specifically say don’t use this for breathing – that’s what he was using it for. And the mechanic went over it and said the defendant did a terrible job maintaining it.”Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens set a trial date for June 3, and asked the attorneys for bail suggestions. Diane Tobin, representing Wodyga for Monday’s arraignment, asked for a low bail of $500. She said that while the charges are serious, Adams’ death was accidental. Tobin noted that Wodyga has close ties to the community and is not a flight risk.“This is a responsible young man,” she said. “He is in a relationship, tantamount to a marriage. He has a 2-year-old daughter, he also has a 10-year-old daughter from a past relationship. They are very important people in his life.”Judge Stephens set bail at $1,000 cash, and appointed the state Public Defender Agency to represent Wodyga. The next scheduled hearing in the case is April 2at 1 p.m.last_img read more

Munshiganj BCL president arrested in theft case

first_imgLogo of arrestThe president of the Munshiganj unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was arrested from the district town on Saturday night in a case accusing him of physical assault and theft, reports UNB.BCL is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).A certain Rehana Begum filed the case against Faisal Mridha, 28, and five others with Munshiganj sadar police station in the evening.She accused them of barging into her house on 27 June, physical assault, theft of money and jewellery.Gazi Salauddin, officer-in-charge of sadar police station, said it is not a political case. “It’s been filed over some local issues,” he said.last_img read more

Indian Streamer Alt Balaji Notches 20 Million Subscribers in Crowded OTT Market

first_img Lionsgate Play Launching in India With Vodafone Idea Popular on Variety Launched in 2017, Alt has consistently managed to stay within the top percentile in a crowded market of more than 30 OTT players, including Disney’s Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Eros Now, Zee5, Viacom 18’s Voot, Sony’s Liv and the Times Group’s MX Player. Related Indian streamer Alt Balaji has notched more than 20 million paid subscribers as of the end of the first quarter of 2019, building a customer base by keeping prices low and courting viewers outside the big cities.While the top five metropolitan areas account for 55% of India’s OTT users, Tier 1 cities account for another 36%, according to a study released in June by Counterpoint Research. Alt Balaji, a division of Balaji Telefilms, has made inroads in this market, and its subscribers are likely to hit 25 million when its next quarterly results are announced.“We are in mass Hindi-speaking India,” Nachiket Pantvaidya, Group COO of Balaji Telefilms and CEO of Alt Balaji, told Variety. “We want people in Surat, Ranchi, Raipur to watch us. We want people in rural India to watch us.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img “We are finding our feet, collecting the data, surviving the initial tough years in a market which is filled with Goliaths who are probably outspending us” by 20 to 1, Pantvaidya said.A recent PwC report projects the Indian OTT market to grow 22.6% annually, more than double the global rate. Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana Share Best Actor Prize at India’s Film Awards Part of Alt’s popularity stems from pricing, in a market that is extremely sensitive to it. A 12-month Alt package costs INR 300 ($4.25), compared to Hotstar and Amazon’s $14. Netflix’s cheapest plan is $2.88 per month. “If you have to address mass India, you have to be as near free as possible,” Pantvaidya said.Alt currently has 41 originals on tap, with 60 more Hindi-language shows in the works being co-created in a recently announced partnership with Zee5, whose 76 million monthly active users will get access to Alt content. Alt’s aim is to reach a critical mass of 100 shows.Men account for 79% of all Indian OTT users, according to Counterpoint Research, in part because their tastes beyond sports and news are not catered to as much on regular television, especially in serialized entertainment. The streamers, including Alt, are trying to fill that gap. (Alt’s parent company, Balaji Telefilms, has had a stranglehold on the female-skewing Hindi-language soap opera market for 25 years, with top soaps on general entertainment channels Colors, Star Plus and Zee.)Inevitably, some of the content for the male market tends to be racy, like Alt’s wildly popular “Gandii Baat,” now in its third season. But Pantvaidya said that raciness was not the show’s point. “If you take ‘Gandii Baat,’ for example, it is stories about rural India,” he said. “Five people sitting in the city will not find it to their taste because it doesn’t appeal to them, but it reflects the real lives of a lot of people. It explores sexuality in a world that typical city folks don’t understand.”Non-racy shows like “Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain” and the gay-themed “Romil & Jugal” are also popular streams on Alt.Alt’s annual production budget ranges between $14 million to $21 million. The group should be in the black this year, and Alt’s aim of breaking even within 36 to 48 months of launch is on track. For further growth, billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries, which owns a 24.9% stake in Balaji Telefilms, could prove a powerful ally.last_img read more

Mike Tyson Is Still Pissed Over Nintendos PunchOut

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)’Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo Songs Stay on target Nintendo recently added some new games to its NES library for Nintendo Switch Online, the service you better not think about calling a Virtual Console. The additions were vertical shoot ‘em up Star Soldier, the notoriously difficulty Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and colorful boxing game Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream. These are all great games, but that last one in particular is rubbing some famous people the wrong way.If you remember correctly Punch-Out!! on the NES didn’t originally feature Mr. Dream, some random made-up super strong white boxer. It featured actual heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson winking and demolishing you and Little Mac in seconds with his crushing blows. And apparently the real Tyson is still holding a grudge about this replacement.Check out what he had to say on Twitter about it.mr dream? everyone tell @NintendoAmerica who they think of when they hear punch out pic.twitter.com/2j51PLt0Em— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) April 4, 2019center_img mr dream? everyone tell @NintendoAmerica who they think of when they hear punch out pic.twitter.com/2j51PLt0Em— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) April 4, 2019Tyson’s original (and to be fair pretty low-paying all things considered) licensing contract with Nintendo for the 1987 Punch-Out!! expired after three years. After that his likeness was removed and the Mr. Dream version was created instead in 1990. Since then, that’s the version that’s also appeared in re-releases like the Wii Virtual Console.Tyson didn’t reappear in any future Punch-Out!! games but his moveset and barely legal recreations of his mannerisms were given to Mr. Sandman in the 2009 Wii remake. But as nostalgic as it might be for an official return of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, we always figured that family friendly Nintendo didn’t want to be associated with the boxer’s long history of unsavory legal issues following the release of the original game.Some people think Mike Tyson accidentally revealed the existence of a new Punch-Out!! with these tweets. As cool as that would be though we’re pretty sure he’s just talking about this Switch re-release. And for more on Nintendo Switch here’s everything you need to know about the console as well as cool Switch games to play right now.last_img read more

Russell Westbrook is in the pager business the Warriors are the iPhone

first_imgIn sports and in life, Colin likes consistent people who are focused on the right things. In his personal life, he hangs out with guys who into their families and show up on time. He likes working with people that are consistent, and that he can depend on. It’s why Colin likes Andrew Luck.Aside from last season, when he was playing with a lacerated kidney, Luck has been consistently better than Cam Newton in his career, and he is fully committed to football. Cam, on the other hand, has been surrounded by better players, but has been inconsistent. He also has a million things going on off the field. Oh, and Luck had to follow Peyton Manning, while Cam had to replace Jimmy Clausen. Colin doesn’t understand why people are so quick to defend Cam, but bash Luck at any opportunity.“Andrew Luck is in a different class than Cam Newton.”In the NBA last night, Klay Thompson dropped 60 points in just 29 minutes. Steve Kerr pulled him at the end of the third quarter because the Warriors were leading the Raptors by 35. He didn’t play in the fourth quarter. Colin likes the Warriors because they care about winning over chasing individual stats. In another game last night, Russell Westbrook posted his sixth consecutive triple double.Westbrook is taking on the NBA all by himself this year, while the Warriors are playing a team game based on ball movement and finding the open man. Colin thinks Russell is stuck in an old mindset that doesn’t work in today’s NBA, while the Warriors are playing a style that wins titles in the modern NBA. It’s easy to see why Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State.“[Westbrook]’s #1 in the pager business, the Warriors are the iPhone 7.”The University of Houston has a problem. They keep getting, then losing, elite head coaches. First, it was Kevin Sumlin, who left for Texas A&M. Tom Herman just left Houston to take the Texas job. Colin says Houston should stop being insecure, and accept that they are a stepping stone job. They should be happy they keep getting quality coaches. Lane Kiffin is being rumored to replace Herman, but if he takes the job, it’s not a final destination, it’s a stepping stone to the next. Houston needs to realize what it is, and be comfortable accepting it.“You’ve got be comfortable, Houston, with what you are. You’re a second-tier program.”Guests:Peter King – MMQB Editor-in-Chief joins the show to break down the Jets debacle against the Colts, whether Todd Bowles is on the hot seat, what’s wrong with Cam, who he likes for Coach of the Year, why the Rams decided to extend Jeff Fisher, and his take on the red hot Raiders.Joe Buck – Fox Sports play-by-play announcer is in-studio to discuss his new book, Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I’m Not Allowed to Say on TV, which stadium is his favorite to broadcast from, his worst professional broadcasting experience, what it’s like to call a game in Dallas with Troy Aikman, and what it was like to call the final out of the Cubs World Series win.Eric Mangini – Former NFL head coach is in-studio to talk to Jeff Fisher’s contract extension, the short rope that NFL coaches typically have, why organizational consistency is the key to NFL success, and if New England is vulnerable this year despite their record.last_img read more

Toshiba Introduces Xario 100 Ultrasound System at RSNA 2015

first_imgTechnology | Ultrasound Imaging | December 01, 2015 Toshiba Introduces Xario 100 Ultrasound System at RSNA 2015 New cost-effective ultrasound offers optimal image quality in a smaller package News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… 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 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Image courtesy of Toshiba America Medical SystemsDecember 1, 2015 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduced the newest addition to its ultrasound portfolio, the Xario 100, at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 29-Dec. 4 in Chicago. The Xario 100 is a small, versatile and easy-to-use ultrasound system ideal for any clinical setting in small hospitals, clinics, private offices and imaging centers.The system features a 19-inch LCD monitor with advanced imaging technologies including Toshiba’s Advanced Dynamic Flow (ADF) and Differential Tissue Harmonics (D-THI). It is designed to increase efficiency with a fully customizable console and Toshiba’s iStyle Productivity Suite, an adaptable user interface providing workflow automation tools for faster exams.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… 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 last_img read more

White House seeks support at home and abroad for Iran deal

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Saudi Arabia Foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Sponsored Stories Top Stories Under a bill Obama signed in anticipation of the accord, he has five days to submit the agreement with Iran to Congress. Lawmakers then have 60 days to receive briefings, hold hearings and pass any legislation disapproving it.Strictly speaking, lawmakers do not have the authority to defeat the deal, but they can block the president from lifting sanctions that Congress has voted to put in place. That, in turn, would let Iran argue that the United States was trying to change a deal, and walk away from it.In announcing the deal on Tuesday, Obama said he would veto any attempt to change the terms.In the days since, lawmakers in both parties have largely assumed that Republicans will succeed in passing a measure in September. But it would take a two-third vote in each house to override the veto.Boehner declined to forecast the outcome. “It’s pretty clear to me that a majority of the House and the Senate at a minimum are opposed to this deal. What those numbers look like post-Labor Day, we’ll see.”Several Republicans complained that the United Nations is scheduled to vote before Congress on lifting some sanctions against Iran, but there was no evidence that issue would cause Democratic support for the deal to fray. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. If anything, it was more likely to become a yet another focus of the 15-way struggle for conservative support among Republican presidential hopefuls. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the contenders, vowed to would block confirmation of all State Department nominees if the U.N. votes before the 60-day period for Congress to register its opinion.Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. nuclear negotiator, said Thursday that even a U.N. vote in favor would not mean sanctions on Iran would come off in that time frame.While Pelosi was reluctant to predict the outcome of a veto clash, one member of the Democratic vote-counting team was more bullish.Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois cited a letter signed by 147 Democrats earlier this year after world powers and Iran unveiled the general framework of their deal. That letter encouraged the president to continue with the negotiation.Since the final deal was announced, Schakowsky said, “I haven’t heard anyone for example say, ‘Oh I learned something that has made it impossible for me now to sustain a presidential veto.’”_____Associated Press writers Bradley Klapper, Robert Burns, Deb Riechmann and Laurie Kellman in Washington; Jill Colvin in New Hampshire and Josef Federman in Jerusalem contributed to this story. Comments Share Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is an implacable opponent of the deal, saying it would put Iran on a path toward acquiring a nuclear weapon.Under the agreement, Iran pledged to curb its nuclear program for a decade in exchange for potentially hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of relief from international sanctions. Many penalties on the Iranian economy, such as those related to the energy and financial sectors, could be lifted by the end of the year.One prominent supporter of the deal sounded less than enthusiastic.Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton, campaigning in New Hampshire, said that despite the deal, Iran continues “to be a major exporter of terrorism, instability, insurgency, proxies like Hezbollah. They remain an existential threat to Israel, they are intent upon destabilizing the Middle East.”Even so, she said, it’s better to “put a lid” on its nuclear program.At a news conference in the Capitol complex, Boehner spoke strongly against the agreement and rebutted one of Obama’s central claims over the past two days.“If President Obama says it’s this deal or war, well that’s a false choice. The sanctions were working and bringing Iran to its knees,” Boehner said. The House, he added, is “going to fight a bad deal that’s wrong for our national security and wrong for our country.” He said the Republican-controlled Congress would likely soon be on track to pass legislation denying President Barack Obama the ability to lift numerous financial and other restrictions Iran currently faces.House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California became the first prominent Democrat in Congress to back the deal, saying she is “very optimistic about our ability to support the president.”Obama has pledged to veto any bill rejecting the agreement. Neither Pelosi nor Boehner ventured a prediction on the final outcome.The maneuvering in Congress unfolded as Secretary of State John Kerry met with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, coming away without an immediate endorsement for the deal.“We hope that the Iranians will use this deal in order to improve the economic situation in Iran and to improve the lot of the Iranian people and not use it for adventures in the region,” the Saudi diplomat said. His country is Iran’s main rival in the Middle East, and Kerry promised to respond if Tehran supports terrorism against its neighbors.Kerry intends to brief Persian Gulf leaders early next month at a meeting in Qatar. Even before then, Defense Secretary Ash Carter leaves this weekend for the Mideast, with stops in Israel and Saudi Arabia. Officials said his mandate is to reassure the Jewish state that the U.S. is committed to guaranteeing its ally’s regional military superiority. 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showdown will come later this year when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) puts forward controversial rules that will curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants but this morning provides fresh evidence of the emphasis Obama is now putting on global warming The release of the Third NCA will be marked by one-on-one Presidential interviews with local and national metereologistsstill a trusted source on climate science for many Americans even if they shouldn’t always beand the presence of top White House officials at the rollout later this afternoon The NCA is no longer a sideshowto a White House searching for a climate win it’s the main event Contact us at editors@timecomIDEAS Katy Steinmetz is a TIME correspondent based in San Francisco A new poll out on Tuesday puts numbers behind a trend you’ve probably seen evidence of in your feeds: dictionaries are hot right now And that is thanks in good part to Donald Trump Dictionarycom commissioned a survey conducted by Harris Poll to ask more than 2200 Americans about how they are dealing with current affairs Half of them said they are reading more political news since the 2016 election and nearly 60% said they feel a greater need to analyze the meaning of words used by politicians Per the poll a third of Americans have looked up words because of the election and expanded their vocabularies action that dictionary editors have seen in website traffic and on social media “People have been curious about Donald Trump and the words he has used and the words used around him since he announced his candidacy" says Jane Solomon a lexicographer at Dictionarycom She can casually reel off a list of words Trump used or had thrust upon him that sent lookups spiking: shrill schlonged bigly xenophobia trumpery alt-right rigged braggadocio temperament hombre When something like Trump happens to an election cycle the standard vocabulary simply doesn’t cover it But that’s just part of the story In a time when many distrust politicians as well as the media meant to act as a check on those politicians and when the very nature of reality seems beholden to appearances people are starving for an arbiter everybody trusts something concrete to point to and say “those sir are the facts” And the dictionary is about as close as you can get to a universally accepted neutral party It is a weapon and a security blanket used by Democrats and Republicans alike “People crave a source of truth” says Solomon “and reference materials like dictionaries have historically been a source of truth so people are turning to them” People are “re-identifying” with the dictionary as one of her colleagues says The average person trusts the dictionary to settle an argument even if they don’t trust that “fake news” article their friend shared on Facebook or that academic elite or that poll As Peter Sokolowski editor-at-large for Merriam-Webster says “Traditionally the dictionary has called balls and strikes” Often those calls have been related to spelling and grammar he says but these days “something is different” The meanings of even the most basic words like fact are suddenly in need of confirmation People have been begging dictionaries to act as referees driving up their retweets and replies on Twitter and also driving them to be cautious about when they weigh in Lauren Sliter who runs Dictionarycom’s social media accounts says she’ll regularly get requests to put people in check "’Can you please tell X what fascism is because they dont seem to understand that Donald Trump is a fascist’” she says of the messages they’ll get “or a populist or a misogynist” Sliter says they try to focus on words that are driving people to their pages because of misunderstanding and “not tweet about a word where everyone is already in agreement” though the real-time nature of news consumption and social media adds urgency to making those calls “The dictionary paired with the even playing field of Twitter” she says “has become this focal point of consensus" When dictionaries have joined the conversation after Trump or his aides have caused debate over a word’s meaning the responses have often gone viral and become news stories of their own After Kellyanne Conway introduced the notion of “alternative facts” dictionary editors tweeted the definition of fact: “a piece of information presented as having objective reality” After press secretary Sean Spicer said that getting “less money” didn’t necessarily amount to a “cut” dictionary editors tweeted the definition of cut: “a reduction in price salary etc” After Ivanka Trump was asked in an interview if she was complicit in her father’s decisions and said she didn’t know the definition of the word dictionary editors provided one: “helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way” This has led to some allegations that dictionaries are “trolling” Team Trump The editors say that’s not the case Sokolowski emphasizes that Merriam-Webster has been tweeting for years about news trends they’re seeing reflected in lookups whether the biggest story is Hillary Clinton calling people “deplorables” or United Airlines describing violently bumped passengers as “volunteers” And few would dispute that Trump “is clearly the biggest story” around as he says or that Team Trump has sowed confusion with their words in remarkable ways As TIME has reported Trump does not have a clear-cut relationship to the truth sometimes flouting the general consensus or evidence that contradicts his interpretation of things That means there is more of a question about what he may believe a word means especially because he has backtracked on his own words by suggesting that people misinterpreted them when they read them in the plainest way Spicer (who has himself sent people running for the dictionary by using terms like “Holocaust centers”) said for instance that Trump didn’t mean “wiretaps” when he tweeted that Obama had his “wires tapped” that he didn’t mean “military operation” when he used the words “military operation” to describe immigration enforcement All of which begs the involvement of a dictionary as Trump’s critics continue to fact-check the big picture as well as every syllable that comes out of his mouth (or the mouths of people speaking on his behalf) While dictionaries go to great lengths to eliminate any bias in their pages some tinges will inevitably remain After all humans are writing the definitions even if they analyze mounds of evidence about how a word is being used in the world before they distill a definition And it’s hard to anticipate what might look slanted or close-minded in 50 years which is why dictionaries are in a constant state of revision The misconception that a dictionary is “authorless” has “made dictionaries more trustworthy and it also makes people who write dictionaries lexicographers take their jobs very seriously” says Solomon who writes definitions for Dictionarycom She says she is thinking harder these days about when an entry is political: Sure Black Lives Matter is political but is the Trump-uttered hombre political now too Merriam-Webster’s Sokolowski says the stirs on Twitter have raised another interesting query in their world: “When is presenting a dictionary definition a subversive act” Dictionaries have been accused of having political bents in the past Though they don’t take partisan sides they do still have an ethic one that editors say more people are buying into these days "Theres definitely a reemergence of the thinking that words matter and how you use words matters” says Dictionarycom’s Sliter Solomon echoes her “The meaning of words is vital and when people in power use words in a way that confounds us” she says it’s only natural to use whatever means are handy to “try to understand” Write to Katy Steinmetz at katysteinmetz@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions 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