By Safaa KasraouiRabat – The Blue City of Chefchaouen will host the 32nd annual National Festival for Modern Moroccan Poetry on April 7 and 8.The two-day event will bring together emblematic figures of the world of poetry to celebrate the literary art within the mountainous atmosphere of the city of Chefchaouen. The festival will provide poetry lovers with a unique opportunity to meet with some of the most notable figures of poetry in Morocco.The event will be organized by Friends of Al Mouaatamid association in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, the urban community, the provincial council and prefecture of Chefchaouen, the council of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region and the cultural center of Chefchaouen .This edition will be dedicated to Moroccan songwriter and journalist Abderrafi Jouhari, whose works have enriched the national cultural heritage. Jouhari is the composer of many well-known works, including Rahila, which was famously sung by Mohammed Al Hayani, Al Qamar Al Ahmar, performed by Abdelhadi Belkhayat and Ya Jar Wadina, by Rajae Belmalih.“Through this choice, the Friends of Al Mouatamid association aims to pay tribute to Abderrafi Jouhari for being a symbol of literature and poetry in Morocco. It is an acknowledgment to his pioneering role as a creator,” said the association in a press release.Jouhari attempted to give a living and tangible image to this genre of art, and his writings have marked contemporary literature in Morocco.Abderrafi Jouhari was born in 1943 in Fes. As a journalist, he is best known as the author of Nafida.
The international commission will hold a two-day meeting in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, starting on 20 November to examine education, youth, women and climate change in relation to employment and implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the internationally agreed targets for eradicating poverty and other social ills by 2015. Convened by Denmark and consisting of a number of prominent politicians, business leaders and experts, the Commission is charged with presenting innovative strategies to improve international development cooperation with Africa, focussing on young people and employment. While in Addis Ababa, the Deputy Secretary-General will also address the Sixth African Development Forum, with remarks centred on gender equality and the elimination of violence against women.The 19 to 21 November conference, jointly organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union (AU) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), aims to identify practical and concrete action for members to take on gender equality, women’s empowerment and ending violence against women. 18 November 2008Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro leaves for Ethiopia today to attend the second meeting of the Africa Commission, focussing on the creation of jobs to further economic growth in Africa.
Washington had launched an “immoral” attack to try and prevent Venezuela from being freely elected to the Security Council, President Chávez said. “It calls us extremists but they are extremists,” he said yesterday, adding that the “open attack” by the US had galvanized many other countries, both from Latin America and elsewhere, that were supporting Venezuela.To those supporters, he said: “I thank you all warmly on behalf of Venezuela, on behalf of our people, and on behalf of the truth. Because Venezuela with a seat on the Security Council will be expressing not only Venezuela’s thoughts, but it will also be the voice of all the peoples of the world.” President Chávez said that the US was doing all in its power to take over the world, but, if the world were to survive, it could not allow this “dictatorship” to succeed. The American president purported to promote democracy, but “what type of democracy do you impose with Marines and bombs?” President Chávez asked.“The devil came here yesterday,” he said, referring to US President George W. Bush, who had said he had come to speak to the peoples of the world. “Yankee imperialist, go home. I think that’s what people would say if they were given the microphone,” the Venezuelan President said.The US has already planned, financed and set in motion a coup in Venezuela and it continued to support coups in Venezuela and elsewhere, he said, recalling the murder of former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier in Washington, DC, three decades ago. “Those who perpetrated this crime are free.”
by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 8, 2014 6:39 am MDT TSX up amid strong US jobs data; traders find few clues on speed of Fed tapering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Wednesday as minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting shed little light on how fast the U.S. central bank will accelerate the winding up of a key stimulus program.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 17.7 points to 13,614.63 with lift coming primarily from miners and techs.The Canadian dollar continued to plumb multi-year depths, down 0.27 of a cent to 92.56 cents US, its lowest close since late October 2009.New York markets were mainly lower following the release of the minutes from the meeting last month when the Fed decided to start tapering its US$85 billion a month of bond purchases by $10 billion starting this month and said further decreases would depend on economic data.But traders had hoped there would be some clues as to the pace of further tapering and now the focus has shifted to Friday and the release of the government’s employment report for December.Expectations for a stronger than expected jobs report on Friday grew after payroll firm ADP reported Wednesday that the U.S. private sector created 238,000 jobs in December.The ADP data came out two days before the U.S. government releases its non-farm payrolls report and expectations have been that the U.S. economy cranked out about 195,000 jobs in December.The Dow Jones industrials lost 68.2 points to 16,462.74, the Nasdaq added 12.43 points to 4,165.61 and the S&P 500 index declined 0.39 of a point to 1,837.49.Meanwhile, the Fed minutes did nothing to dispel concerns that the U.S. central bank will exit its latest quantitative easing program well before the end of 2014.“(Tapering) is going to be data dependent but I think there’s a school of thought now that we will start to see that tapering of $10 billion, maybe $15 billion a month,” said Garey Aitken, chief investment officer at Franklin Bissett Investment Management.“So they’re not just going to go from $85 (billion) to $75 (billion) and leave it there — this is going to be a methodical wind-down of this so that by the third quarter we have completely stopped (the asset purchases).”The bond purchases have kept long-term rates low and encouraged investors to put their money in the stock market.TSX gains were paced by the base metals segment, up 0.74 per cent even as the March copper contract lost early gains and gave back two cents to US$3.34 a pound. Performance was mixed with HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) ahead 20 cents to C$8.81 while Teck Resources (TCK.B) declined 33 cents to $26.28.The tech sector was largely supportive, ahead 0.72 per cent as Open Text (TSX:OTC) rose $2.12 to $101.60.BlackBerry (TSX:BB) was up six cents to $9.20 on top of two days of solid gains. Wednesday’s advance came as Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX:FFH) said that it will double its investment in the smartphone maker’s debt with the purchase of an additional US$250 million in convertible debentures.Financials were also supportive with Manulife Financial ahead 50 cents to $21.35.The gold sector was the biggest drag, down about one per cent as the February gold bullion contract slipped $4.10 to US$1,225.50 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) faded 30 cents to C$19.37 while Goldcorp (TSX:G) fell 25 cents to $23.87. The component was the worst performer on the TSX last year, losing almost 50 per cent, but it has been generally positive so far this year, up almost four per cent over the last week.Industrials also dragged, with Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) down 95 cents to $58.63. A CN train carrying liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil derailed in northwestern New Brunswick on Tuesday. A spokesman said initial indications are that 15 cars and one locomotive derailed from a train that consisted of 122 cars and four locomotives.The energy sector was off 0.28 per cent as the February crude oil contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange slid $1.34 to US$92.33 a barrel. Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) fell 61 cents to C$45.97.In other corporate news, Monsanto reported better than expected first-quarter earnings on higher sales of the company’s insect-repelling and herbicide-resistant soybean seeds in Latin America. Despite an 8.6 per cent increase in profit, the company left its full-year fiscal guidance unchanged. Its shares shed early declines to advance $1.99 to US$115.23.
Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins blocks a shot during a game against Minnesota Duluth Nov. 2 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 4-2.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s ice hockey team (4-4-0) held on to an early lead and handed the No. 20 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs a 4-2 loss.After the opening period Saturday, the Buckeyes led, 2-0, off goals from senior forward Alex Szczechura and sophomore forward Tyler Lundey.Although junior forward Max McCormick widened the gap with another Buckeye goal early, Duluth (4-3-1) made it a one-goal game by the end of the second period with goals from freshman forward Alex Iafallo and junior forward Caleb Herbert.The Buckeyes were the only team to score in the third period, with an unassisted empty-net goal by junior forward Ryan Dzingel with 33 seconds left in the game.Dzingel said Wednesday the games against Duluth were going to be fast-paced because the Minnesota team “likes to get up and down the ice.”Szczechura said the team managed to hold its own against the Bulldogs’ speed.“Our team as a whole can definitely handle a fast pace as a style of hockey we want to play, and tonight I think we played a good game — a very up-tempo game and very physical — and I think it helped us,” Szczechura said Saturday following the win.Junior forward Nick Oddo said sticking with the fundamentals of the game was what led to the Buckeyes’ victory.“Just keeping things simple,” Oddo said. “Coach (Steve Rohlik) always preaches to push the puck north, get it forward, chips, get pressure on their (defense), and I think doing those little things helped us.”Freshman Matt Tomkins played in the net for OSU for the full 60 minutes, saving a career-high 39 shots.The first game of the series was played Friday at the Schottenstein Center, where the Buckeyes fell to the Bulldogs, 3-1.“I can’t fault our effort,” Rohlik said. “We made mistakes, and the mistakes we made ended up in our net.”Despite losing Friday, Rohlik said it was one of the Buckeyes’ best performances so far this season.“To be honest with you, I think we probably played a more complete game (Friday),” Rohlik said Saturday. “I thought we played in spurts tonight, I thought we were very good early, but they kind of took over maybe in the middle there.”The Buckeyes, in the midst of a seven-game homestand, are slated to return to action Friday against Niagara at 7:05 p.m with the two-game series against the Purple Eagles concluding Saturday.
The newly expanded Intergraph® Global Professional Services Consultancy and Delivery Organization has launched the improved Global Professional Services Methodology (GPSM) to provide consistent and predictable delivery results for projects worldwide. By establishing best practices and processes into a single methodology, GPSM will provide a structured approach for standard reporting and enhanced project execution globally. GPSM is scalable based on delivery complexity and is also oriented to customer alignment based on schedule and cost control.There are six phases in GPSM with decision gates and clear deliverables for better project governance. Quality control is a continuous process throughout GPSM, ensuring accuracy of project documentation and high-quality deliverables. The formal GPSM framework helps to streamline project execution and identifies any potential risk early, reducing the need for costly rework and delays. It also provides tools and capabilities for seamless project delivery.“Our customers from all over the world are increasingly looking to Intergraph for services and support on project implementations, and we are constantly improving our processes to ensure we are meeting their needs,” said Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president. “GPSM is workflow-oriented and incorporates industry best practices into the project delivery process. It can effectively avoid or mitigate risk for projects, enhance project execution for on-time delivery and improve engagement with customers for greater customer satisfaction.”The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016.
Windows 8 isn’t just about being able to play well with tablet devices. It’s also going to have integration with Xbox Live $59.00 at Dell , and that point is proven with the announcement of 40 Xbox games that will be available the day Windows 8 is released.On October 26, games like Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Dragon’s Lair, Kinectimals Unleashed, and many more will be available with the same kind of gaming experience that Xbox users have come to expect. That means they’ll have achievements, leaderboards, and the ability to play online with others.This is a very noteworthy symbol of Microsoft’s over-arching plan with all of its products and services. It used to be that you could own a Windows computer, a Windows-powered phone, and an Xbox system without ever even realizing that the software was all being powered by the same company. That’s no longer the case.As every company begins to have a stronger leverage of content on multiple distinct types of devices, this idea of cross-platform cohesion is becoming one of the biggest trends in the industry right now. It is believed that the next iteration of the Xbox will have an interface very similar to Windows 8, which itself will have a very similar interface to the new version of Windows Phone.All of that is just to underline why Xbox-branded games are coming to Windows 8. It isn’t just because that brand name carries a lot of weight, it’s because Microsoft wants you to realize that you don’t get the full potential of any of your devices unless they’re all powered by Microsoft software.Xbox Games on Windows 8
Dolby teste le son 7.1 pour les films en streamingLa lecture en streaming est en passe de supplanter le support physique. Il est déjà possible de voir des films en HD, aujourd’hui c’est le son qui passe en 7.1. Parfait pour votre home-cinema.La lecture en streaming prend son envol. Avec l’accès à de multiples plateformes de VOD, les consommateurs privilégient ce mode de visionnage, plus économique et pratique que l’achat d’un support physique, DVD et maintenant Blu-Ray. La seule limitation provenait de la qualité des contenus, bien en deçà de l’excellence d’un Blu-Ray en Full HD.À lire aussiPourquoi le son de notre voix nous paraît-il si étrange sur un enregistrement ?Mais les technologies se perfectionnent et désormais, un film HD en streaming offre un compromis intéressant entre qualité et vitesse de téléchargement. Seul le son restait bien inférieur. Ce manque est aujourd’hui réparé avec l’annonce par Dolby, leader dans les solutions de spatialisation du son, de l’ajout du 7.1 dans les films en téléchargement, selon Übergizmo.Seulement 30 titres sont disponibles sur la plateforme VUDU, à titre d’expérimentation. Mais le catalogue est promis à s’étoffer rapidement. Parmi les films disponibles, notons la présence non négligeable du 4e volet des Pirates des Caraïbes. Si la qualité est au rendez-vous sur les équipements les plus exigeants, le support disque pourrait désormais voir ses jours comptés. Le 21 octobre 2011 à 10:54 • Maxime Lambert
Windows 8 : Microsoft présente ReFS, son nouveau système de fichiers Microsoft a développé un nouveau système de fichiers, ReFS (Resilient File System), qui sera intégré à son prochain OS, Windows 8, et succédera donc au NTFS. Dans un premier temps toutefois, ce nouveau système sera réservé à la version serveur du système d’exploitation.Microsoft distille au compte-goutte les informations concernant le développement de son très attendu Windows 8, dont la sortie est prévue cette année. Mais sur un blog dédié au futur OS, le géant de Redmond vient de dévoiler son nouveau système de fichiers. Le successeur du NTFS est baptisé ReFS, pour pour Resilient File System, littéralement “système de fichiers élastique”.À lire aussiMicrosoft : le brevet du “câlin connecté” déposé !ReFS reprend une partie du code source du NTFS, en raison des besoins de compatibilité avec les précédents systèmes d’exploitation de Microsoft. Aucun mécanisme de conversion NTFS -ReFS n’est prévu. Mais le système a été enrichi de nouvelles fonctionnalités, comme la détection et la gestion automatiques des données corrompues, qui passe notamment par le placement des métadonnées dans des zones différentes. Associé à la fonctionnalité Storage Spaces, le nouveau gestionnaire de volume logique de Windows 8, ReFS sera le socle du stockage sur Windows “pour la prochaine décennie ou plus” affirme le géant de Redmond.Dans la liste des avantages apportés par ce nouveau système de fichiers, Microsoft évoque en outre une meilleure gestion des volumes, des fichiers et des dossiers de grande taille, le nettoyage des disques en prévention des erreurs habituelles, ou encore le maintien d’un accès au système de fichiers permanent.Dans un premier temps, ReFS sera réservé à la version serveur de Windows 8. Il fera plus tard son apparition dans la version client de l’OS.Le 17 janvier 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambert
It’s been a festive day in the northwest Arctic community of Kivalina today as residents celebrate the grand opening of a new store. It’s an end to eight months of struggle with limited supplies after Kivalina’s store burned to the ground December 5th.Download AudioKivalina’s new store, owned by ANICA, celebrated its opener with hot dogs and hamburgers for all. Photo: Janet Mitchell.Janet Mitchell is Kivalina’s city administrator. She says the village doesn’t have firefighting equipment so men cut a hole in the ice of the local lagoon and pumped water on the fire, mainly to keep it from spreading to nearby teacher housing. Mitchell says a temporary store was established but it was a very small space.“They ran out of things very quick and that posed a difficulty for young babies or young families, families that need formula.”Mitchell says eggs cost more than $8 a dozen and pilot bread was $7 because supplies were so limited. Mitchell says the temporary store was in a storage structure built in the early 1900s and mainly sold staples of eggs, flour and rice. Mitchell says Seattle-based Alaska Native Industries Cooperative Association, or ANICA, owns the store. The new store is two or three times bigger than the old structure, she says, and today company officials flew in for the grand opening, serving hamburgers and hot dogs to the community.Kivalina’s population of 468 has a high percentage of young people. Janet Mitchell says close to half are 18 or under and many of the young people don’t care for traditional foods. Subsistence resources are also harder to get in a changing climate. Mitchell says the ice went out in early June and with it went the subsistence mainstay, ugruk, or bearded seal.Hot dogs, hamburgers and other foods are popular with Kivalina’s younger residents. Photo: Janet Mitchell.“It’s our winter food. That we didn’t have an opportunity to hunt the bearded seal. So it’s going to be a very, very lean year in terms of Native foods.”Mitchell says her large extended family normally harvests between 15 and 20 large adult seals. This year they got one small seal. She says less than 20 have been harvested by the entire community and they haven’t seen many caribou either. She says even older Kivalina residents who normally rely heavily on subsistence hunting will have to include more western food in their diet.“The store is going to be very important to have if we don’t have the capability of hunting the foods we normally do, we’re gonna need the foods from the store.”Although she prefers Native food, Mitchell says she buys supplies at places like Costco when she can get to Anchorage.“But we have families that number up to 20 in one household so that can be quite a challenge to keep them fed, especially when they don’t hunt.”Mitchell says her community continues to fight development to protect subsistence food but the store will be increasingly important in the future.Kivalina welcomes the opening of a new store. Photo: Janet Mitchell.
Nurul Islam NahidThe education ministry will request the Facebook authorities to halt operation of the social media during the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and the equivalent examinations, in order to stop question paper leaks.Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid said this at a press conference at the secretariat on Tuesday. The exams are scheduled to begin on 1 February.”We will request those who run Facebook to keep its operation for a limited time,” he said in reply to a query if the Facebook would be restricted from the beginning until the end of the exams.The minister pointed out that it would not be necessary to keep the Facebook on the days, other than the dates of examinations.”Packets of question papers would be opened only on the day of exams, not on other dates. The operation of the Facebook may remain suspended for a certain period (in order to stop leaks of question papers,” he said.The minister mentioned that his ministry had already talked to the information communication and technology (ICT) ministry and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) for taking necessary measure.Plagued by repeated leaks of question papers of public examinations, the education ministry has now been “desperate” and “aggressive” in preventing the leaks, Nahid said.Terming the coaching centres the ‘dens’ of question paper leaks, the minister said the centres will be kept closed until the exams are held.The examinees will also have to enter the centres at least half an hour before the exam, he iterated.The minister said government officials will be kept at the centres to monitor if the packets of question papers are opened half an hour before the beginning of the exams.
Ebola vaccine trials are set to start in Switzerland this week after receiving the green light from the country’s authorities, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.Swiss regulators announced they would allow trials of an experimental vaccine made by Britain’s GlaxoSmithKine, and tests on some 120 individuals were set to get under way at the CHUV hospital in Lausanne this week, the WHO said.‘This marks the latest step towards bringing safe and effective Ebola vaccines for testing and implementation as quickly as possible,’ the UN’s health agency said in a statement. There is no licensed treatment or vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 5,000 people in the outbreak centred in west Africa.The experimental GSK vaccine is one of two considered particularly promising by WHO. Called ChAd3, it is based on a genetically modified chimpanzee adenovirus and trials have already begun in Mali, Britain and the United States, the WHO said.‘The trial will test the safety of the vaccine and its capacity to induce an immune response,’ it said.
News | July 08, 2009 SIR Publishes 2009 Standards Guidelines for Interventional Radiology 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 Related Content July 8, 2009 – Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) announced that it has developed a guidelines collection to improve the quality of clinical care and published research relevant to the practice of interventional radiology. “Society of Interventional Radiology 2009 Standards Division Guidelines” provides a unique collection of new (such as radiation dose management) and previously published clinical practice guidelines developed since 2003 through its Standards Division.“The supplement includes ‘Guidelines for Patient Radiation Dose Management,’ a significant new document providing guidance on the safe use of fluoroscopy for interventional radiologists performing procedures on adult patients and children utilizing fluoroscopy. The safe use of fluoroscopy has always been a primary concern for interventional radiologists,” said Michael S. Stecker, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and assistant professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. This radiation management guideline, tailored to interventional radiology practice, emphasizes the need for increased diligence to safely manage the risks of radiation exposure from such procedures as embolization (including chemoembolization for cancer); transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation for liver disease; and renal and/or visceral artery angioplasty and/or stent placement.The 376-page collection guest-edited by John F. Cardella, M.D., FSIR, includes quality improvement guidelines, safety guidelines new from 2003, consensus documents, credentialing statements, policy and position statements and technology assessment documents. One new feature added since the 2003 supplement is emerging technologies articles; these state-of-the-art works are written by thought leaders in emerging topics, such as nanotechnology, genetic therapy and digital detectors in computed tomography. Also included are position statements, defining not only SIR’s position on a new technique or procedure, but also the societal position on such topics as the role of clinical associates in interventional radiology. There are several such collaborative documents with like-minded societies, adding strength to the collection, said Nemcek. In the supplement’s introduction, Cardella and his collaborating colleagues, Sanjoy Kundu, M.D., FSIR; Donald L. Miller, M.D., FSIR; Steven F. Millward, M.D., FSIR; and David Sacks, M.D., FSIR, offer the hope that “….these documents help you in optimizing the quality of care for patients, assuring consistency and comparability in the publication of clinical and basic science research, establishing quality assurance programs with action thresholds and learn about ‘new topics on the horizon’ for interventional radiology.”For more information: www.jvir.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 A JVIR feature shows a C-arm computed tomography (CT) scan of the right inferior phrenic artery (RIPA) in transcatheter arterial chemoembolization of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). 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Four benefits of having a wireless security system His wife, Evgenia, issued a statement Thursday saying he had symptoms of poisoning and called for him to be taken to Europe or Israel for treatment.But his father and the head doctor of the hospital said Friday he won’t be sent abroad, Russian news agencies reported.Litvinenko, a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service, died in London in 2006 after ingesting the radioactive element polonium. He had fled to Britain in 2000, where he wrote a book claiming that security service agents had coordinated the bombings of Russian apartment buildings. The bombings were blamed on Chechen terrorists and used as a justification to launch the second war between Russian forces and separatists there.In 2004, journalist Anna Politkovskaya fell ill on a plane as she was heading to try to help mediate the Beslan school hostage crisis, and poisoning was widely suspected. Politkovskaya was shot to death two years later.Journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin, who had investigated the apartment bombings and alleged corruption by security service officials, also died of an unexplained illness in 2003.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won’t be taken abroad for care.Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized Tuesday in a serious condition. Diagnoses have varied, with doctors saying Friday that he is suffering from kidney failure. No cause for the condition has been determined.After the poisoning of defector Alexander Litvinenko and the mysterious deaths of other Russian opposition figures, some worry that Kara-Murza could have been poisoned. Kara-Murza was a close associate of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February, and works with a civic organization founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon and Kremlin opponent. Top Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Men’s health affects baby’s health too Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments Share Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories
Sponsored Stories It said that no bystanders were injured or killed, and that investigations were continuing.Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, which advocates Uighur rights, said that according to local sources, the suspects shot Monday were among dozens of Uighurs who had been rounded up and arrested as they were trying to flee abroad through China’s northern border.“China shot dead those who resisted,” he said. “China’s barbarian policy of shooting people dead before judicial interrogation should be prevented by the international community.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Comments Share A foreign-based spokesman for Uighurs said the people shot were among a group of Uighurs who were trying to flee China through its northern border.Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gurs) are a Muslim minority in China’s far western region of Xinjiang. Beijing has accused Uighur separatists of terrorism in Xinjiang and elsewhere in China, including a knife attack at a train station in southwest Kunming city last year that killed 31 people. The government also has accused some of them of trying to go abroad to join international terrorist groups.Uighurs have complained of harsh cultural and religious suppression as well as economic marginalization in Xinjiang, where ethnic violence has left hundreds of people dead. A report by Human Rights Watch on Monday said Uighurs were among ethnic minorities in China that found it difficult to get a passport because of a two-track system that subjected residents in certain areas to application delays of up to five years.The police statement said that during Monday’s incident, “four violent terrorists resisted arrest by wielding knives, so to prevent any harm to society, police quickly decided to shoot them. Three were killed and one was injured.” BEIJING (AP) — Police in northeastern China said Tuesday that they fatally shot three minority Muslim Uighurs in a confrontation with suspects they described as terrorists who were using knives to resist arrest.Police also injured a fourth suspect during the incident Monday in Shenyang, the city police said in a statement on their microblog. A man who refused to identify himself at Shenyang police’s criminal offenses office said the four were ethnic Uighurs. How men can have a healthy 2019 New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home
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Categories: News 07Jan Rep. Price maintains perfect voting record State Rep. Amanda Price maintained a perfect voting record during the entire 2013-2014 legislative session, according to an official tally.The House took 1,345 roll call votes and Rep. Price, R-Park Township, did not miss a single vote. Price has maintained a perfect voting record during her entire four-year tenure in the House of Representatives.“The efficacy of our state government is dependent on the voting process and it is essential to ensure the thoughts and concerns of the 89th House District are represented on every issue affecting Michigan,” Price said. “My utmost priority is to listen and carry on the voices of my constituents at every opportunity to make sure they are heard.”Last session, the state Legislature approved measures to continue to increase Michigan’s economic growth and outlook. Additionally, legislation sponsored by Price was approved to strengthen the penalties against the use of pseudoephedrine to manufacture methamphetamine to protect the safety and well-being of Ottawa County residents, as well as protect the rights of breast-feeding mothers.“While there is still much progress to be made, I am confident in the steps we have taken toward a brighter Michigan future,” Price said. “I look forward to continuing to listen to and represent the people of Ottawa County.”###
03Mar Rep. Lucido takes the plunge Shelby Township lawmaker participates in fundraising event for Special Olympics of MichiganToday in Lansing Rep. Pete Lucido braved the elements of a Pure Michigan winter day to help raise money for the Special Olympics at the Legislative Polar Plunge.More than a dozen lawmakers this year participated in the annual event, with temperatures in Lansing reading approximately 28 degrees Fahrenheit. The event raises money for the nearly 21,000 athletes who take part in Special Olympics Michigan. This year, the plunge raised $30,000 for the year-round program, which offers sport and activity for those with intellectual disabilities.“This is such a fun event and for such a great cause,” said Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “I was proud to sport the Shelby Lions Football uniform as I jumped into some very, very cold water to bring attention and raise funds for this very important cause. I can’t wait to take the plunge again next year! Go Shelby Lions!” Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photos
Categories: Victory News Local commissioner and Michigan drain attorney speak in support of legislationState Rep. Roger Victory, center, is joined today by Ottawa County Drain Commissioner Joe Bush, right, and Stacy Hissong, legal Counsel for Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, to speak in support of legislation before the House of Local Government Committee 23Mar Rep. Victory bill supported by Ottawa County officials State Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville today was joined by Ottawa County Drain Commissioner Joe Bush and Stacy Hissong, legal Counsel for Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners. Both testified in support of Victory’s bill to allow a municipality to petition to add or remove land from an original drainage district that results in boundary line changes.“This bill is a simple solution that allows for fair and accurate drain fees,” Victory said. “The drain commissioners will hold a public hearing through the community and will vote.”Current law allows one municipality to request the creation of an intercountry district. This bill adds another avenue for adding or removing land that results in an intercountry drainage district or the removal of a county without requiring an onerous process to determine the correct number of property owner signatures.House Bill 4286 remains under consideration by the House Local Government Committee.###
06Sep Rep. Howrylak joined by local first responders for Sept. 11 service PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak (second from left), of Troy, today hosted (from left) Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson, Troy Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Riesterer, as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. Categories: Howrylak News