Clark Public Utilities wins new water right to serve growth for decades

first_imgThe Washington Department of Ecology has approved significant new sources of water for Southwest Washington communities served by Clark Public Utilities and the city of Ridgefield, the state agency said today.The Ecology department issued a water right permit this week for Clark Public Utilities to develop a new well field near the south end of Lake Vancouver. The water supply secured under the permit is equal to 20,000 acre-feet, roughly equivalent to 6.52 billion gallons of water, or the amount used by 60,000 homes in a year.It’s enough water to accommodate planned growth throughout the utility’s service area in Clark County for the next 40 years. Clark Public Utilities provides water service to about 30,000 homes and businesses in the Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, Lake Shore, Hockinson, Brush Prairie, La Center, Meadow Glade, Amboy and Yacolt areas.In a news release issued by the Ecology department, Wayne Nelson, general manager of Clark Public Utilities, said the utility’s new water right is “a critical piece for the future sustainability of our system and will ensure safe, reliable water supply for our customers for decades into the future.”He continued: “Securing access to this water source is a significant achievement and was made possible only through ongoing collaboration with the Department of Ecology and the Port of Vancouver over many years.”last_img read more

Can an Aggressive Russia Remain Our Nice Arctic Neighbor

first_imgRussia watchers in Washington say there are signs that, whatever its intentions in Ukraine, Russia might remain a good neighbor in the Arctic. The best sign is the meeting of the Arctic Council late last month in Canada. The Russian delegation came as scheduled, even as Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper was criticizing Russian aggression in Crimea and demanding Russia’s expulsion from the G8.Charles Ebinger, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, says his contacts within the U.S. Coast Guard told him last week they were still talking to their counterparts across the Bering Strait.“I think everybody realizes it’s in our own mutual interests to cooperate and not run the risk of some disastrous sea accident just because of the broader international difficulties,” he said.”In the big picture, Ebinger says Putin must realize he can’t develop his petroleum assets in the Arctic without the help of American or Western European oil companies. On the other hand, Ebinger says he expects an emboldened Putin will press for territory beyond Ukraine. That, he says, will trigger tougher sanctions against Russia and the spirit of cooperation in the Arctic is likely to be crushed by a grimmer mood in Moscow.Heather Conley, director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says it’s unclear if cooperation will continue in the Arctic.“I think right now everyone is walking very carefully,” she said.Conley says Russia and the other Arctic nations still have a strong interest in maintaining their good working relationships.“But, I think we do recognize that should the Ukraine crisis escalate I think it’s clear there will be some spillover effect which will impact the Arctic,” she said.Already, the U.S. and Norway have called off a naval exercise with Russia in the Arctic. That’s outside the realm of the Arctic Council, but such exercises do help the countries develop the integration needed for multinational rescues and pollution control operations as envisioned by the council.Robert Huebert, associate director of the Center for Military and Strategic Studies  in Calgary, says he expects the Russians to continue to play nice in the Arctic for the time being, either because they still believe in the cooperative alliance, or because they want to make their actions in Crimea look like an isolated incident. Huebert says figuring out Russia’s true motivation is a puzzle for Western nations.“On the one hand it’s also in their interest to have the Arctic remain outside all of this, but if the Russians have become more assertive, more aggressive, there’s a requirement to stand up to it,” he said.As Huebert sees it, Russia has touched off a national security chain reaction that is likely to spread north, because Putin’s takeover of Crimea has both Sweden and Finland feeling they might be next. That has revived their interest in joining NATO. If either country becomes a full member, Huebert says Russia would take it as a direct military threat, an attempt by NATO to encircle the Arctic.“The Russians, since about 2004, 2005, have always listed one of their core security threats … is an expansion of NATO onto its doorsteps,” he said.Huebert acknowledges his perspective on Russia tends to be darker than most, but he never really believed in Russia the nice Arctic neighbor. Huebert says the Arctic Council experience only proves the countries can cooperate to set up a framework for cooperation.” I don’t know if you have kids, but it’s always easy to get the kids to agree to all the rules about sharing toys until the actual toy shows up,’ he said.The real test, Huebert says, comes when the Arctic Council stands between Russia and something it wants. Pro-Russian activists seized public buildings in eastern Ukraine this week, and U.S. officials say they suspect the actions were not spontaneous but engineered by Russia. That, combined with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s recent annexation of Crimea has Arctic experts wondering what this means for international relations in the Arctic and whether the era of cooperation with Russia is over.Download AudioSo far, despite occasional fears from the West of a Russian land grab in the Arctic, Russia has behaved as a good neighbor in its dealings with other countries in the Arctic Council. It led the way to treaties on pollution control and search-and-rescue, for instance, in effect pledging its mighty fleet of icebreakers to help its neighbors. But sometimes Russia shows a harsher face. Like in December, when Putin told his top military officers they should pay special attention to building their forces in the Arctic. He told them Russia will be stepping up development in the region and must “have all the levers for the protection of its security and national interests.” This week Putin also instructed his security forces to beef up the Arctic frontier.last_img read more

Sara Ali Khan addresses Shah Rukh Khan as uncle fans engage in

first_imgSara Ali Khan calls Shah Rukh Khan “uncle”, leaving fans angry.Varinder Chawla/ Ben Pruchnie/Getty ImagesSara Ali Khan has apparently irked a lot of Shah Rukh Khan fans by addressing the superstar as “uncle” at a recent award show.At the recently held Filmfare Awards, Sara apparently called Shah Rukh “uncle”, which has left SRK fans highly miffed. A number of tweets have been made, expressing discontent at the star kid’s gesture.This incident has triggered a debate on Twitter as some extended support to Sara, and some others opined that it was inappropriate for the young actress to call Shah Rukh as “uncle”. Some said that SRK is more than double the age of Sara, and there is nothing wrong in she calling him “uncle”.However, there are others who are of the view that though calling “uncle” is not disrespectful, “sir” would have been a more appropriate word.One of the netizens, who commented in support of Sara, received a lot of responses on the tweet. “Sara Ali Khan called SRK uncle at Filmfare and people are trolling her. What do you expect a 23 YO to call a 50 plus man who is in real life, older than her father? Stupid fans need to accept their hero has aged enough to be called uncle [sic],” the tweet read.This tweet started off a debate with series of comments, both in favour and against Saif Ali Khan’s daughter. Some even made tweets wondering if Shah Rukh himself had any issue with Sara calling him “uncle” or it is just the fans who are furious about it. Sara Ali Khan in KedarnathInstagramNonetheless, International Business Times India could not independently verify if Sara actually called Shah Rukh “uncle” at any recent award function.Meanwhile, Sara has been busy shooting for her upcoming movie Love Aaj Kal 2 that features Kartik Aaryan as male lead. The film is getting a lot of attention as Sara and Kartik are rumoured to be dating each other.last_img read more

Blast at London underground station

first_imgArmed policemen stand by cordon outside Parsons Green tube station in London, Britain September 15, 2017. Photo: ReutersPolice and ambulance services said they were responding to an “incident” at an underground station in west London on Friday, following media reports of an explosion.“We are aware of an incident at Parsons Green tube station. Officers are in attendance,” London’s Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.last_img

Full Show Lessons From Harvey And Political Roundup Oct 11 2017

first_img X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /49:50 Share On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters: Emergency officials and health care experts are meeting in Galveston to talk about lessons learned from Harvey. The storm is one of a few disasters that will be discussed at today’s 2017 Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Symposium. The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council is hosting this event. Lori Upton, the organization’s regional director of emergency management operations, talks with Houston Matters about what action she wants to see come out of this gathering.Also this hour: It’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly roundup of national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how it all might affect Houston and Texas. Our panel of political experts this week includes: Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University, Jeremi Suri from UT-Austin, and Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter for News 88.7.Plus: We discuss what we can learn from Houston’s sister cities. Then, we talk with investigative reporter Melissa Del Bosque about her book Bloodlines, based on the true story about how two FBI agents investigated a dangerous criminal organization in Mexico by tracking money laundering through horse racing in the U.S.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.last_img read more

A fourth Denisovan fossil has been identified

first_imgPhotographs of the Denisova 2 lower second molar in (A) occlusal, (B) mesial, (C) buccal, (D) lingual, (E) distal, and (F) apical views. Scientists estimate the molar found in the Denisova Cave in Siberia is older than previously studied Denisovan fossils. Credit: Slon et al. Sci. Adv. 2017; 3: e1700186 Explore further The Denisovans are believed to be extinct relatives of Neanderthal. The newly identified fossil brings to just four the number of Denisovan fossils that have been found and identified—one finger and three teeth. Because of the location of Denisova cave, which is located in Siberia, researchers believe the hominins lived in eastern parts of Eurasia, whereas Neanderthal are believed to have lived in western Eurasia.The Denisovans first came to light back in 2010 when a team of researchers studying a finger bone found in Denisova cave managed to extract a small bit of DNA. Analysis of the sample showed that it was not Neanderthal as had been suspected but was instead from a different early hominn. They called it Denisova after the cave in which it was found. An even closer look at the DNA samples conducted later on showed that the Denisovans split away from Neanderthals during the time frame 470,000 to 190,00 years ago. Subsequent digging in the cave led to the discovery of two teeth that were also identified as Denisovan. The newly identified fourth fossil is believed to have come from a girl approximately 10 to 12 years old. Photographs of the Denisova 2 lower second molar in (A) occlusal, (B) mesial, (C) buccal, (D) lingual, (E) distal, and (F) apical views. The scale for all panels is 2.5 millimeters. The area sampled for ancient DNA analyses is marked by a gray circle in panel C. Credit: Slon et al. Sci. Adv. 2017; 3: e1700186 Phylogenetic tree relating the Denisova 2 mitochondrial DNA with other Denisovan mitochondrial DNA sequences. The mitochondrial DNA from Sima de los Huesos was used as an outgroup. The schematic representations of the specimens are drawn to scale, shown in the lower right corner. Credit: Slon et al. Sci. Adv. 2017; 3: e1700186 DNA analysis of Denisovan molars offers more clues about ancient human relative Citation: A fourth Denisovan fossil has been identified (2017, July 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Viviane Slon et al. A fourth Denisovan individual, Science Advances (2017). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700186AbstractThe presence of Neandertals in Europe and Western Eurasia before the arrival of anatomically modern humans is well supported by archaeological and paleontological data. In contrast, fossil evidence for Denisovans, a sister group of Neandertals recently identified on the basis of DNA sequences, is limited to three specimens, all of which originate from Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains (Siberia, Russia). We report the retrieval of DNA from a deciduous lower second molar (Denisova 2), discovered in a deep stratigraphic layer in Denisova Cave, and show that this tooth comes from a female Denisovan individual. On the basis of the number of “missing substitutions” in the mitochondrial DNA determined from the specimen, we find that Denisova 2 is substantially older than two of the other Denisovans, reinforcing the view that Denisovans were likely to have been present in the vicinity of Denisova Cave over an extended time period. We show that the level of nuclear DNA sequence diversity found among Denisovans is within the lower range of that of present-day human populations. © 2017 (—A team of researchers with members from Russia, Germany, Canada and Italy studying a tooth found in Denisova cave back in 1984 has found that it belonged to a young Denisovan girl and that it was a baby tooth. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the team also notes that DNA evidence suggests the girl lived approximately 20,000 years before other Denisovans living in the same cave who also left behind fossils that have been found and identified. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The researchers suggest the tooth fossil might be even older than initial study has suggested—it was found in a layer in the cave where other material has been dated as far back as 227,000 years ago. The mutation rate of the DNA, on the other hand, suggests the child likely lived sometime between 20,000 and 40,000 years earlier than the Denisovans that left behind the other fossils that have been found. The researchers also note that the DNA of the newly identified fossil and that of the others are a very close match, suggesting (because of the time difference) they were all likely from a small group with limited opportunities for breeding with others. Journal information: Science Advanceslast_img read more

After CMs assurance Partha Chatterjee announces salary hike for para teachers

first_imgKolkata: After the assurance of the Chief Minister through an audio message that the state government has decided to increase the salary of para teachers across the state, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday announces doubling of salary.Chatterjee while addressing the state convention of para teachers at Netaji Indoor stadium said: ” The salary of para teachers at the primary level has been increased from Rs 5954 to Rs 10,000 and at the Higher Secondary level, it has been enhanced from Rs 8,186 to Rs 13,000. It will be effective from March 2018.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPresently, there are 46,000 para teachers across the state. The Education minister also announced a number of facilities for the para teachers. He informed that the reservation for the para teachers will be raised from 10 percent to 30 percent.Referring to the demands of allowing the para teachers to be a part of an institution’s managing committee and share the staff room along with regular teachers, the minister said: “We are aware of the problems that you face. We will sit and discuss about the matter,” Chatterjee maintained. He also sounded a word of caution to the para teachers and said the latter should not approach the court at the drop of a hat. “Problems are hardly sorted out in courts. If you have problem, it can be solved at the discussion table,” he added.The minister also assured that the para teachers will be able to work till the age of 60 and then will get retirement benefit of Rs 1 lakh. “We will also try our best to make them permanent,” he said. It may be mentioned that Banerjee in March had announced that the salary of the para teachers will be enhanced and so it has been made effective from March 2018.last_img read more

Strategic partnership with pvt firms panel to give norms

first_imgThe Defence Ministry has set up a high powered committee under the chairmanship of former DRDO chief VK Aatre to recommend guidelines for selecting Indian private firms for strategic partnership under ‘Make In India’ initiative in the six areas which include submarines, aircraft and missiles, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. “Instead of asking for tendering and all those things, a process of selecting a right partner is chosen. If you select through L1 (lowest bidder), you may end up with someone who is not capable. My aspect of success is capability of that partner,” Parrikar told reporters here on the sidelines of a FICCI organised seminar. He made it clear that there won’t be any repetition of the entity. “There won’t be repetition. If an X group has been taken in as a strategic partner in one segment, it will not be considered for another segment. It can participate in partnership for other products”. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damExplaining the concept, Parrikar gave the example of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) which is building six Scorpene submarines and is also vying for a separate contract for additional six convention submarines worth over Rs 60,000 crore.”It is obvious if you have an MDL which has the capacity, you can have one private sector (entity). You cannot have 10 private sectors (entities) or two private sector (entities) because obviously you cannot go on buying 100 submarines. The number is 30 as per Cabinet Committee on Security and may be we will go for a few more. But basically, you need one or two shipyards,” he said. Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probeHe said the question was which will be the private shipyard with which strategic partnership can be signed. “As I said MDL has capability and let one private sector come in. Who is that private sector, how do you select? It is not toss and neither my decision. So there has to be some mechanism and for that we have the committee under chairmanship of Aatre along with some top experts,” he said.  He said once the domestic strategic partner is selected, talks with foreign technology provider or FDI partner will be undertaken to carry out the project. Strategic partnership was one of the proposals of the Dhirendra Singh committee which had recommended a slew of steps to ease the defence procurement policy. The Aatre committee, which has experts from banking, chartered accountancy among others, has been asked to submit a report within three weeks, Parrikar said.  However, he added that a few more weeks might be given. The six segments identified are – aircraft and their major systems, warships of stated displacements, submarines and their major systems, armoured fighting vehicles and their major systems, complex weapons that rely on guidance system, C4ISTR (Command and Control System) and critical materials (special alloys and composites).last_img read more

Julian Edelman may have prevented a school shooting by alerting authorities to

first_imgPatriots receiver Julian Edelman may have prevented a school shooting by alerting authorities to a threat that appeared in his Instagram comments. According to the New York Times, Edelman was notified by a follower of another user’s threat while he was visiting former teammate Danny Amendola in Texas, last month. Per the Times, Edelman immediately contacted his assistant, Shannen Moen, who spotted the comment and notified authorities of the threat. They tracked down the poster in Michigan using an IP address: Advertisementcenter_img Moen called 911, and a police officer soon arrived. The officer saw the screen shot, then called her chief, who sent two detectives to Moen’s house. The detectives collected some information about the person who posted the threat. They then returned to their office, where they made an emergency records request for account information, which allowed them to determine the sender’s email and IP address, which was traced to Port Huron, Mich.The detectives called police in Michigan, who immediately drove to the house where the threatening message originated. When the police arrived at the address, they found a 14-year-old boy, who, they said, admitted to posting the threat. They also found two rifles that belonged to his mother, according to Capt. Joseph Platzer of the Port Huron Police Department.Platzer said the boy’s threat was aimed at the middle school that he attends in a nearby township. The boy was taken to a juvenile-detention center, where he remains. He was charged with making a false report of a threat of terrorism, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in jail.Edelman deserves credit for quickly taking action upon learning of the comment. He may have prevented another horrific tragedy. He said he plans on sending the follower who notified him of the threat some Patriots swag as thanks.last_img read more

Apples Face ID Can Be Fooled with Glasses and Tape Report

first_imgGalaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Hands-on: What’s New, What’s DifferentThe Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus offer sleeker designs, better cameras for video and new S Pen tricks. Here’s how they stack up.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 UpThe Google Pixel 4’s Secret Weapon Just Leaked01:15Live00:0005:2805:28 So, they set out to take advantage of both the glasses component and the black-and-white component. They first took glasses and placed black tape behind the lenses. Atop the black tape, the researchers placed white tape to approximate the iris on an eye. Next, they placed the glasses atop the person’s face who had created the Face ID account and voila. Apple’s Face ID allowed them passage.While the process might sound rather involved to gain access to an iPhone with a Face ID dupe, it’s not so ridiculous to believe someone could try to exploit it. After all, if a person is unconscious and the glasses are placed over their eyes, the attacker could seemingly gain access to their phones and run amok.It’s unclear how, or even if, Apple will respond to the apparent Face ID flaw. It’s a decidedly difficult one to reproduce in the moment and might not be all that ubiquitous. But it’s an exploit nonetheless. How to Use Apple’s Face IDiPhone 11 Rumors: Release Date, Price, Specs and LeaksiPhone XS vs. iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone XR Apple has touted its Face ID facial scanner as more secure than its Touch ID fingerprint scanner and a reliable way to safeguard your data. But a new hack might give Apple some pause.At the Black Hat security conference on Thursday (Aug. 8), security researchers showed how they could fool Face ID and open the iPhone by only using glasses and tape.According to ThreatPost, which earlier reported on the hack, the key to the exploit is Apple’s Face ID being unable to use 3D information for eyes when they’re covered with glasses. In those cases, Apple can only use 2D information, which makes it easier to exploit.Moreover, the researchers, which came from Tencent, analyzed how Face ID took data from the person’s eyes. They discovered that Face ID was looking for a white area atop a black area in a person’s eyes to ensure the person is both looking at the screen and is a real person. If one of those elements is missing, Face ID breaks down, according to the researchers.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | November 17, 2010 Web-Based PACS Offers Mammography Screening News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more The ImageQube Web-based PACS, by Intuitive Imaging Informatics, offers efficient mammography screening, CAD display capabilities and toolbars and thumbnails on each monitor. The system also features One-Click Interpretation, which opens an exam in a preferred template while auto-loading the priors. It also launches the dictation module and makes RIS-related paperwork available.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Related Content 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 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more 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 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

NKR band has New Kind of Rhythm

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A new three-man band called ‘N.K.R’ is determined to take Ladysmith by storm with their raunchy reggae and rock music.When a Gazette journalist asked band members Yashdeer Singh, Vikshay Ramdaas and Vishekh Ramdaas why they decided to call the band ‘N.K.R’, this is what they had to say…“N.K.R for two reasons: firstly, because it’s the town reference for Ladysmith and all three of us are from here; and secondly, the letters could also stand for New Kind of Rhythm, which lets everyone know what we want our music to be”.The band aims to provide original music ranging from reggae right up to rock, and everything in-between. Starting from humble beginnings, they hope to soon be playing some of the biggest venues in the country, as well as internationally. At the moment, the band are in the process of recording their debut EP (Extended Play album), which will be released to coincide with a matinee tour in the upcoming months.The band have already released two singles, namely ‘Fly Away’ and ‘Last Days’. The former started out as a reggae song, but slowly transformed itself into a pop song; while the latter is more of a “rocky” song, as well as being their favourite. These singles can be found on their Facebook page.“We are determined to make Ladysmith proud and to entertain people. Any comment or suggestion would be helpful and appreciated,” says Yasheer.Their CD will be released at the end of this month (March).We are sure that these are their “last days” of obscurity and that their “new kind of rhythm” will “fly away” into the realms of success!last_img read more

Prosecutors call new witnesses in Mladic genocide case

first_imgMladic, whose trial started in 2012, was in court for Monday’s hearing but did not speak.He is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his alleged role orchestrating atrocities by Bosnian Serb forces. If convicted, the 73-year-old faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.Mladic insists he is innocent and claims his wartime actions were to protect Serbs in Bosnia.It was not immediately clear what evidence prosecutors were presenting to the three-judge panel. The first witness called by prosecutors testified mostly in closed session. The witness’s identity also was withheld from the public.It is unusual for the tribunal to re-open a case. Prosecutors finished presenting their evidence in February 2014 and Mladic began laying out his defense three months later.Judges allowed prosecutors to re-open their case because evidence from the Tomasica grave had not been fully analyzed at the time they closed their case.The hundreds of people buried in Tomasica were Bosnian Muslims and Croats killed in 1992 in the Prijedor region of northwest Bosnia as Serb forces attempted to carve out an ethnically pure state that was to include parts of Bosnia and Croatia. Some 10,000 Bosnians who went missing during the war still have not been found. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Comments   Share   Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Sponsored Stories Mladic’s trial is one of the last still underway at the UN court. Judges are considering their verdicts against his former political master, Radovan Karadzic, who also faces genocide and other charges for allegedly masterminding Serb crimes.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors reopened their case Monday against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal to present new evidence gleaned from a mass grave discovered in Bosnia in 2013.More than 400 bodies have been recovered from the grave in Tomasica. Prosecutors say evidence gathered there demonstrates the involvement of Bosnian Serb forces under Mladic’s command in the murder and burial of non-Serbs in the Prijedor region early in the country’s 1992-95 war.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter SunStone Ships first p

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSunStone Ships‘ first polar expedition vessel within its INFINITY series was officially launched at the China Merchants Heavy Industry yard in China on Tuesday 12 March 2019.Construction commenced on the ship just 12 months ago on 16 March 2018. The 160-passenger ship is being built for Aurora Expeditions and is named after the company’s co-founder, Greg Mortimer, and features the unique Ulstein X-BOW.Niels Erik Lund, President of SunStone Ships, said that more than 1.8 million labour hours have been put into this ship. “This is the first time an expedition cruise ship has been built at a Chinese yard. The progress has been smooth and according to plan. I am convinced that we will see a safe delivery of this vessel later this year, for the vessel to commence operations in the Antarctic this winter season.”Lars Ståle Skoge, Commercial Manager at Ulstein Design & Solutions, together with Greg Mortimer, co-founder of Aurora Expeditions.Four firm contracts have so far been signed, and six options. The INFINITY Class vessels are 104.4 metres long and 18.4 metres wide. They have a passenger capacity of between 130 and 200, and a crew capacity of 85–115, and are built to the ice standard PC5, Cat B.A steel-cutting ceremony for ship number three in the series was also held the same morning as the launch of Greg Mortimer.Steel Cutting Ceremony for SunStone’s third X-Bow vesselGreg Mortimer‘s inaugural sailing is scheduled to sail to Antarctica from Ushuaia on 31 October 2019.In January, Aurora Expeditions’ Managing Director, Robert Halfpenny, said the company’s 2019/20 Antarctica season was 95% sold out; only the first two sailings later this year have cabins still to be filled.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Flooding at parliament highlights delay in constructing new House

first_imgBy Evie AndreouThe downpour early Tuesday that caused flooding also to the parliament building in Nicosia has highlighted the two-decade-old delay in the decision for the construction of new premises to house the legislative body and its services.The ground floor of the current building located in the centre of Nicosia, flooded after the torrential rains of early Tuesday, prompting the House spokesman, Loucas Fourlas, to criticise state services for the long delay in taking a decision on where the new building would be built but also for problems concerning the expansion of the existing building.The image the parliament presented in the morning, Fourlas said, “did not do justice to anyone.” He also wondered what impression this would give should there had been a scheduled visit on Tuesday by a foreign head of state.He said that the House President, has been, for the past two and a half years, trying to convince those in charge for the need to erect a new building to house the legislative and its services.“Despite efforts and even though the project has been approved decades ago, it stumbles on procedures that do not help in its implementation,” Fourlas told the Cyprus News Agency.But even works for the expansion of the existing building are at a standstill, he said, since state services have not been helpful.“If the House President and parliament are being treated this way, I cannot imagine what citizens, who have to deal with these services, go through,” he said.Following a heated debate as to the location of the new parliament building the works ministry announced last May that it would be constructed at Pasydy hill. The decision came over 20 years since a call for tender was announced for a new parliament building in Nicosia. It is now expected to be completed in 2023 with a total cost estimated at €72m plus VAT.In 1994 when the call for tender was made, the building was going to be on Ayios Georgios hill, better known as Pasydy hill. After the contractor was assigned to the case but before work began, important antiquities were found on the site which delayed the building for over two decades.During that time, several alternative sites were considered and as late as last month House of Representatives’ president, Demetris Syllouris, suggested giving up on Pasydy hill and building elsewhere – even the outskirts of the city – so as to avoid the wait.After a public spat with the Nicosia mayor, Constantinos Yiorkadjis, who insisted that parliament should be in the heart of the city, the decision was finally made to go ahead with Pasydy hill. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado 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 GameUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo 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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