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Government Denies Handing Contractual Teachers’ Dossier to Ministry of InteriorGovernment Denies Handing Contractual Teachers’ Dossier to Ministry of Interior

Rabat – Mustapha El Khalfi, the government’s spokesperson, denied that the Cabinet will delegate the issue regarding contractual teachers to the Ministry of Interior.After the weekly government council, El Khalfi told the press that the dossier of the contractual teachers is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education only.“No third party intervenes on this issue, whose management is based solely on the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research,” asserted El Khalfi. Read Also: Moroccan Contractual Teachers Threaten ‘Blank Year,’ Extend ProtestEarlier this week, the contractual teachers announced their decision to extend their strike for another week.The announcement came a day after the Ministry of Education announced that it had reached an agreement with the contractual teachers, who promised to resume their work starting Monday, April 15.Despite the official announcement, some contractual teachers’ Facebook page posts indicated that no such agreement had been reached between them and the Ministry.Read Also: Moroccan Contractual Teachers to Keep Striking Until April 25Moroccan television channel 2M reported that the contractual teachers will begin a new round of dialogue with the Ministry on April 23.The teachers, who describe themselves as “forcibly contractual educators,” are seeking permanent jobs and equity with other teachers in the public sector.In 2016, the Moroccan government began hiring teachers under annually renewable contacts every year. read more

Nigeria hands Cameroon formal control of Bakassi Peninsula under UNsponsored dealNigeria hands Cameroon formal control of Bakassi Peninsula under UNsponsored deal

Former UN Under-Secretary-General Kieran Prendergast, who serves as chairman of the follow-up committee for the implementation of the Greentree Agreement between Nigeria and Cameroon, attended the ceremony in Archibong Town, the capital of northern Bakassi, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.The defence chiefs of the African neighbours and Mr. Prendergast signed documents transferring authority before the Nigerian flag was lowered and the Cameroonian flag was hoisted in its place.In his speech at the ceremony, Mr. Prendergast hailed the Greentree Agreement as a powerful example for conflict prevention for the whole world and praised both Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and his Cameroonian counterpart Paul Biya for their work to implement their commitments under the deal.The accord – reached in June – was the culmination of the work of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, set up by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to peacefully resolve the Bakassi dispute.Under the agreement, Nigeria’s recognized Cameroon’s sovereignty over the territory, in accordance with a ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2002, and agreed to withdraw its forces and administration. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula had been the subject of intense and sometimes violent disputes between the two countries for decades. read more

General Assembly urges action to protect worlds fish stocksGeneral Assembly urges action to protect worlds fish stocks

Responding to the depletion of fish stocks and degradation of fragile marine habitats in many parts of the world, the United Nations General Assembly today called on States to take immediate action to reverse the situation and protect vulnerable deep sea ecosystems.Adopting a consensus resolution on sustainable fisheries, the Assembly called on all States to act in a precautionary manner and apply an “ecosystem approach” to the conservation, management and exploitation of fish stocks.The resolution also expressed the Assembly’s particular concern that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing constituted a serious threat to fish stocks and marine habitats and ecosystems, to the detriment of sustainable fisheries, as well as the food security and the economies of many States, particularly poorer ones.States were encouraged to take measures to deter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities, and to facilitate mutual assistance to investigations and punishment as needed. The adoption of the resolution followed a two-day debate on the issue, with nearly three dozen countries participating.Over half – 52 per cent – of global fish stocks are fully exploited, while overexploited and depleted species have increased from about 10 per cent in the mid 1970s to 24 per cent in 2002, according to a study, ‘Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Deep Waters and High Seas’, which was issued jointly by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) earlier this year. read more

Skechers to pay 40M to settle government charges over claim shoes tonedSkechers to pay 40M to settle government charges over claim shoes toned

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Skechers to pay $40M to settle government charges over claim shoes toned muscles by News Staff Posted May 16, 2012 3:21 pm MDT WASHINGTON – The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers’ fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian’s curves or Brooke Burke’s toned tush.Skechers USA Inc. will pay $40 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the footwear company made unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their butt, leg and stomach muscles. Kardashian, Burke and other celebrities endorsed the shoes in Skechers ads.Wednesday’s settlement also involves the company’s Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-ups shoes and claims of deceptive advertising for those shoes as well.Consumers who bought the shoes would be eligible for refunds, though it’s not clear how much money they’ll get. The FTC says that will depend on how many claims are received in the eight-month filing period. Buyers can go to the FTC website to file a claim.Most of the $40 million federal settlement would be returned to consumers, but a small amount of the settlement would be used to administer the payouts.The settlement is related to a broader agreement also announced Wednesday that resolves a multi-state investigation led by the attorneys general from Tennessee and Ohio and involving more than 40 states. The company will provide an additional $5 million to the states, and pay $5 million in class-action attorney fees.“The FTC’s message, for Skechers and other national advertisers, is to shape up your substantiation or tone down your claims,” said David Vladeck, director of the agency’s consumer protection bureau. For millions of consumers, he said, “the only thing that got a workout was their wallet.”The commission settled similar charges with Reebok last year over its EasyTone walking shoes and RunTone running shoes. That $25 million agreement also provided customer refunds.Skechers denied the allegations but said it settled to avoid long litigation.“Skechers could not ignore the exorbitant cost and endless distraction of several years spent defending multiple lawsuits in multiple courts across the country,” said David Weinberg, the company’s chief financial officer. “While we believe we could have prevailed in each of these cases, to do so would have imposed an unreasonable burden on the company.”The company, based in Manhattan Beach, Calif., said it has received overwhelmingly enthusiastic feedback about the shoes from thousands of customers.Skechers billed its Shape-ups as a fitness tool designed to promote weight loss and tone muscles with the shoe’s curved “rocker” or rolling bottom — saying it provides natural instability and causes the consumer to “use more energy with every step.” Shape-ups cost about $100 and are sold at retailers nationwide.Ads for the Resistance Runner shoes claimed people who wear them could increase “muscle activation” by up to 85 per cent for posture-related muscles and 71 per cent for one of the muscles in the buttocks, said the FTC.The commission says Skechers falsely represented that clinical studies backed up the company’s claims about its toning shoes. The FTC’s Vladeck said the studies had defects, such as one that said people lost weight wearing the toning shoes, when in fact they gained weight.The settlement bars Skechers from misrepresenting any tests, studies or research on its shoes in the future.___Online: read more

Rose Hall robbery murder Two workers reportedly confess to planning robberyRose Hall robbery murder Two workers reportedly confess to planning robbery

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMother, 2 teens remanded for Corentyne security guard’s murderApril 7, 2018In “Court”Corentyne security guard murdered, business robbedApril 2, 2018In “Crime”Alleged mastermind in Berbice execution remandedFebruary 28, 2017In “Court” A 19-year-old and another employee, who were both detained on Sunday, have reportedly confessed to the police on Wednesday of plotting to rob Sukhram’s General Store at Lot 13 Public Road, Rose Hall Town.The entity was robbed and the guard securing the place was murderedThe confession has also implicated the suspects in the murder of the store’s security guard, Munisperen Iyasammy Monien.The body of Monien was discovered in a pool of blood in a storeroom at the business about 20:00hrs on Saturday last.The Police were working on a theory that the robbery/murder was an inside job after it was discovered that the door to the back of the store and a few others inside the building were left unlocked when the business was closed on Saturday evening.Following the discovery of the 53-year-old security guard and a later announcement that in excess of $1.5 million in cash was removed from the building, the Police arrested the manager of the store and five employees.Investigators also arrested an ex-employee and his parents. However, the main suspect remains at large.The main suspect was allegedly seen two nights prior to the robbery by the now dead guard attempting to break into the building. An alarm was raised, and the Police were later informed and given the identity of the suspect.Police are continuing their investigation. read more

Batten down the hatches Stormforce winds batter the countryBatten down the hatches Stormforce winds batter the country

first_imgUpdated 12:10MET ÉIREANN HAS warned people to be careful as storm-force winds and bad flooding batter large parts of the country today.A national orange alert weather warning has been issued with winds expected to hit up to 130 km/h countrywide.A perfect storm of conditions mean that high seas, low pressure, and higher than normal tides will put the west coast of the country at risk of flooding.Parts of Galway have already been badly affected by flooding at high tide this morning, with the promenade at Salthill hit hard. Galway City Council has warned homeowners and businesses not to open doors until flood waters recede.A Flood Emergency Management Team has been mobilised by the local authority to liaise with the emergency services. A number of roads have already been closed around Galway city and the Council has warned that more roads may have to be closed as the need arises. A flooded road in Corbally in Limerick this morning. Pic: Ronan Costello/TwitterCouncil workers have been putting sandbags in place since yesterday afternoon and have contacted people in the areas most likely to be affected.Aer Lingus has cancelled seventeen flights out of Dublin Airport this morning due to the adverse weather forecast, with passengers due to fly today urged to check the status of their flight before travelling to the airport.People have been warned by the Coast Guard to stay away from the coast, especially if they’re trying to take photographs or video of the high tides and bad weather.The weather warning is in place until 9pm tonight by which time the winds are expected to have died down.Originally published 7.57amRead: Falling debris, veering vehicles and aquaplanning all hazards as storm approaches > Read: This is what two inches of snow did to Atlanta >last_img read more

Halligan urges Fianna Fáil to call election after his mobile cath labHalligan urges Fianna Fáil to call election after his mobile cath lab

first_img Jan 19th 2017, 9:34 AM Halligan urges Fianna Fáil to call election after his mobile cath lab deal criticised Halligan threatened to leave the minority government last year after an independent clinical review found a second lab was not justified. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Leon Farrell via RollingNews,ie 14,822 Views Share15 Tweet Email By Cliodhna Russellcenter_img Image: Leon Farrell via RollingNews,ie 37 Comments WATERFORD TD JOHN Halligan has challenged Fianna Fáil to call an election over the issue of a second cath lab for Waterford Hospital.It comes after the Minister of State said he reached a deal last week for a mobile cath lab to be provided for limited hours.Following criticism from opposition parties who said it didn’t go far enough, Halligan challenged Fianna Fáil to put down a motion of no confidence.Speaking in the Dáil, Halligan said calling on election would prove the party’s commitment: Short URL If you really are sincere, you hold a majority in this government, not the Independent Alliance – you put down a motion of no confidence in the government if they don’t bring forward a second cath lab. That will do it.“I’m sure if a motion of no confidence in the government came from Fianna Fáil on the necessity of a second cath lab in Waterford, it would be supported by Sinn Féin and many other Independents and that would be the end of it.”Fianna Fáil TD Mary Butler accused the Minister of State of “passing the buck”.‘No intention of cath lab’Meanwhile, Sinn Féin TD for Waterford, David Cullinane, says the government confirmed to him that it has no intention of providing a dedicated mobile cath lab for University Hospital WaterfordLast week I asked Minister Harris his plans for a mobile cath lab for University Hospital Waterford. He confirmed late last night in an email received by my office that the unit is part of a national crisis response which will include, quote, ‘the deployment of a mobile Cath lab for specific periods in specific locations’.“He makes no mention of Waterford and certainly no mention of a dedicated mobile unit for the South East.”Halligan has previously stated that the cath lab, which specialises in examining the heart, was promised to him by ministers during government formation talks.He threatened to leave the minority government last year after an independent clinical review found a second lab was not justified.Speaking in the Dáil, he added, “I am convinced that fairness will prevail in the end and a second cath lab will be delivered.“Do I think that the mobile cath lab is ideal? I do not, but it is a small step forward. That is all I am saying. I am not saying it is the answer. I agree with everybody that we need and deserve a second cath lab.”Read: John Halligan says he’s secured a mobile cath lab for Waterford hospital> Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 9:34 AMlast_img read more

Wagner laments poor first half displayWagner laments poor first half display

first_imgHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner has blamed their poor first half performance for their 3-1 home defeat to Southampton.Huddersfield were already two goals down by the 42nd minute marking an abysmal first half.Philip Billing gave Huddersfield hope in the 58th minute as he scored to give the hosts a fighting chance, but Michael Obafemi sealed the victory for the visitors.“First half was not good,” Wagner told Sky Sports.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“We looked nervous and looked uncomfortable in possession. We rushed our situations and did not perform on the level we are able to perform, especially offensively.“Because we were so poor in ball possession there were a lot of spaces that we were not able to fill. We lost the ball too easily. Second half was better, but I have said that we have to set the tone.“If you are uncomfortable and pass the ball back too many times, you can see what the pressure does to you.“We were not brave enough in a lot of situations. The players reacted in the second half, which we needed as first half was not good enough. We have to accept this defeat which hurts and take it on the chin.”last_img read more


first_img Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Dec 2014 – A wild night of violence as a man is stabbed to death, two wounded after being struck in the head, while another is shot but stable at hospital. Several arrests have been made explained Police yesterday in connection to the murder of a 20 year old Blue Hills man on Saturday around 3am at Club 2005. But still, officers say they need more in the way of eyewitnesses, more public help to solve this murder. Seems information to get to the bottom of this case has been slow in coming, although there are some in custody assisting the probe. The Police report explains there were multiple reports of violence coming from Club 2005 which is located on Aviation Drive; between the heart of down town and Five Cays. The victim’s family has just buried an uncle, Donald Walters, the man who died in that traffic accident on Leeward Highway on November 21 after he slammed into a power pole. The Provo Basketball League and fans of the program are reacting with shock and dismay over the incident; which has claimed the life of one of its talented players. Related Items:aviation drive, club 2005, murder Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100last_img read more

Most read stories on Columbiancom week of Sept 18Most read stories on Columbiancom week of Sept 18

first_imgMost read stories on last week:No. 1) Searchers find the body of missing Salmon Creek man The body of Craig Spydell, 43, was found in an isolated area about a mile from the Salmon Creek Greenway trail head in the 13800 block of Northwest 36th Avenue. That’s where his Jeep Liberty was last seen Sept. 12.No. 2) Car slams into east Vancouver Shell stationA car slammed into a gas station in east Vancouver Thursday morning, causing damage to a car wash. No. 3) Police: Man has ‘significant injuries’ after being hit by car on Mill Plain A 36-year-old homeless man was taken to an area hospital with significant injuries after being hit by a car on Mill Plain Boulevard early Wednesday, officials said.No. 4) UPDATE: Rail traffic resumes after tampering foundSomeone tampered with BNSF Railway tracks in a dozen spots between Felida and Chehalis on Monday, prompting railway officials to halt train traffic for a few hours and call out railway police. Nine trains, including both freight and Amtrak, were temporarily delayed. No. 5) UPDATE: Front-end loader still in gravel pit pond; operator feared deceased in water Search and rescue crews Friday afternoon recovered the body of the front-end loader operator who went missing in the pond of a gravel pit north of Battle Ground on Thursday evening.last_img read more

LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of April 15 2018LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of April 15 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are a few opportunities to catch live music in Wilmington this week:Larry GilbertTuesday, April 17, 6pmThursday, April 19, 6pmRocco’s Restaurant & Bar193 Main Street, WilmingtonAfternoon Concert: Tap Into SpringJenny (singer & tap dancer) and Jacob (pianist & violinist)Thursday, April 19, 2:30pmWilmington Memorial Library175 Middlesex Avenue, WilmingtonPianist Ricky LauriaThursday, April 19, 8pmTremezzo2 Lowell Street, WilmingtonNOTE: Know of any other musical performances happening in town this week or in the coming weeks?  Let me know at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of October 15, 2017)In “Community”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of May 13, 2018)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of September 17, 2017)In “Business”last_img read more

Bangalore club South United FC aim for the stars by appointing formerBangalore club South United FC aim for the stars by appointing former

first_imgTerry Phelan and Alfred Fernandes.IBTimes IndiaFootball in Bengaluru has seen a massive boom in the last decade with many clubs being founded and academies being made, dedicated to the sport. The success story of Karnataka football started with Bengaluru FC who brought the city’s name in the map of Indian football. Since inception, the club from the garden city has won the I-League, ISL and also played the AFC Cup 2016 final as the first Indian club to do so.During the early days of Bengaluru FC as one of the giants of Indian football, another club by the name of South United FC was formed in the city of Bengaluru, with a vision of providing a base to the youngsters and creating a team, having Indian youth for the future.The journey of the club has not been that easy for the last few years, as they struggled to get in the top five of the Bengaluru Super Division league last season and also could not qualify for the final round of I-League second division. But they have the vision to make the future of Indian football and believe that they are walking in the right direction. The Bengaluru-based club has appointed former Manchester City, Chelsea player and former Kerala Blasters manager Terry Phelan as their Technical Director and former Churchill Brother coach Alfred Fernandes as the head coach. The inclusion of Terry, who has played the FIFA World Cup and has been associated with youth football for a long time, has been a masterstroke by the club officials. It proves their intent to contribute something to Indian football.In an exclusive interview with the International Business Times India, Terry Phelan discusses the plans South United FC have for the future and how Indian football can grow.Why did you become the Team Director of South United FC?I love the growth of football culture in India, especially in Bengaluru. The aim of the club attracted me a lot as I love to work with the youth players. I think that it is my niche. This club has the aim to nourish young football players and guide them to the next level so that they can make the country proud.The infrastructure, facilities, lights available at the South United FC academy is one of the best in India. The academy will hopefully be fully ready soon. I am getting all the things I need to do my work and also the support from the club is encouraging. To set-up an academy is not a child’s play it will take time.We want to do something that Manchester United did by making local players heroes. It will take 5-10 years but we will achieve it.You have been associated with Indian grassroot football for some time, where do you think we stand if compared with the European grassroot structure?Ans: When I first came to India, it was a struggle but now it is getting better. More and more academies are growing and they are well-equipped with the facilities. There are many leagues for the youth to play now and many more will be added.Most important thing is that the youth are getting attracted to the game due to the exposure they are getting nowadays. So, they are nurturing that passion to make it big in this sport. Its getting better day by day in India.South United FC’s performance last season was not up to the mark. With the inclusion of you as the TD, where do you see the club stand at the end of the next season?Ans: I am an optimist, we have got a young and talented team at hand. The average age of our team is 25 years. We are building the team looking at the successes we can get in future and not now. We want to be boys who play like men.This process takes time, clubs like Manchester United did not start winning trophies overnight. They had the vision and gradually went there. A team can win a trophy now with 30-year-olds but the future of the club remains uncertain.What Bengaluru FC have done by sending their young second team in the Durand Cup is simply brilliant. It needs to be like this if you look at the bigger picture ahead, the colts got the exposure and this helps in the development of young talent.You will see the success the youngsters achieve in future. Other Indian clubs also need to do the same, they should play their junior teams more often in the less important tournaments so that they can develop and assure the future of the club. I believe in this and South United will gradually reach the stars.The football in Bengaluru has been growing day by day and the approach and the vision with which clubs like South United FC are moving forward will definitely benefit Indian football as a whole. The garden city will become the new Mecca of football in India.last_img read more

Houston Dominates The World Of Latte ArtHouston Dominates The World Of Latte Art

first_imgHouston is a hotbed for competitive latte art — baristas who create images in the foam of your fancy coffee.For example, earlier this year, Emilee Bryant, who was living here at the time and working at Greenway Coffee, won the top prize at the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open.And many of the top competitors at these contests are often from Houston, according to Chris Porto of Houston’s Boomtown Coffee.Emilee Bryant/InstagramIn March 2019, barista Emilee Bryant, who was working at Houston’s Greenway Coffee at the time, won the top prize at the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Brenda Ruiz visits Porto at Boomtown.He tells her about how latte art is made, about the competitive world of “latte throwdowns,” and about how Houston represents at them.Chris Porto/InstagramLatte art created by Houston barista Chris Porto. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /06:17 Emilee Bryant/InstagramAn example of latte art created by champion Houston barista Emilee Bryant.center_img X Sharelast_img read more

Metro Railway conducts antilittering drivesMetro Railway conducts antilittering drives

first_imgKolkata: Metro Railway conducted an anti-littering drive last month in its stations last month which revealed that the number of such cases has gone down a lot.According to Metro Railway authorities, since the past few years special anti-littering driver were being carried out to prevent such nuisance practices by the passengers. During May 2018, the highest number such cases was recorded. Metro Railway had earned Rs 1.47 lakh from 576 cases at that time. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLast month, Metro Railway authorities found that the number of such cases has gone down a lot. From May 1 to May 31 only as many as 165 such cases were detected by the authorities. Fines worth Rs 42,000 have been collected. Maximum number of cases, which is 52 has been recorded in Dum Dum metro station. Metro authorities informed that adequate number of bio-degradable and non-biodegradable dustbins have been installed at all the stations to prevent littering at the platforms and the metro tracks. In spite such efforts, a section of commuters have still been littering the stations premises, trains and track beds. To prevent such nuisance activities, drives will be conducted in future as well.last_img read more

Dell Latitude 7400 2in1 ReviewDell Latitude 7400 2in1 Review

first_img Operating System 3 pounds Windows 10 Pro 1151 Card Slots Thunderbolt 3 4.1 x 2.3 inches Review three-year warranty. Hard Drive Type 1920 x 1080 Bluetooth Specifications Mobile Broadband Intel UHD Graphics 620 Ports (excluding USB) None RAM Upgradable to The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (starting at $1,599, $2,802 as tested) feels like the debut of a new class of Dell business laptops. That said, it’s probably best you forget everything you associate with the name Latitude and, instead, think about the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 as an XPS-turned business laptop.article continued below There’s a lot to love about the Latitude 7400 2-in-1; the convertible has a sleek chassis, ridiculously long battery life and strong performance. The keyboard and touchpad are both first rate, and a unique proximity sign-in feature will secure your laptop when you’re away. However, there are a few low points, including the laptop’s average display and weak speakers. Despite those quibbles, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is Dell’s best business laptop yet and a warning shot to the ThinkPads and EliteBooks of the world. Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 price and configuration options The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 starts at $1,599 for a base model with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. Doubling the storage to 256GB costs another $200, and from there you can bump up the CPU to a Core i5-8365U for $1,909. Our review unit costs $2,802 and packs a Core i7-8665U CPU with vPro, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. Our unit was also outfitted with a 6-cell 78 Whr battery, a worthwhile upgrade that improves battery life. If you’re not on a budget, a decked-out Latitude 7400 2-in-1 costs a whopping $3,619 when configured with a Core i7-8665U CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD along with some extras, like LTE connectivity, a 78 Whr battery, a bigger 90W power adapter and security features, including a fingerprint sensor and smart card reader. Design I can’t believe this is a business laptop. Where is the thick black chassis with hard plastics and chunky bezels? Not that I miss them, I’m just astounded by the transformation. The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 looks nothing like the Latitude laptops that came before it. Smartly incorporating design elements from Dell’s widely acclaimed XPS notebooks, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has a sleek machined-aluminum chassis with gorgeous detailing that will help it stand out in an office flooded with MacBooks. You might mistake the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 for the XPS 13 the first time you see it, but there are some notable design deviations. While both notebooks flaunt a centered chrome Dell logo, the Latitude’s lid has a medium dark gray brushed-metal finish, whereas the XPS is a lighter, solid tone. The first thing you’ll notice when you open the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s lid is an edge-to-edge InfinityEdge display, a now-ubiquitous feature first championed by Dell. This will hopefully appear on every Latitude laptop from now on. Gone are the thicker plastic bezels, replaced by a narrow glass frame that’s just wide enough to accommodate a webcam; and don’t worry, the lens is above the display. Along with these welcome improvements are a bunch of little things that help elevate the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s chassis. For example, a delicately curved lip that outlines the laptop’s keyboard gives the brushed-aluminum deck a stylish shape. Then there’s all the reflective chrome. The touchpad is outlined in chrome, the hinges are chrome and the diamond-cut edges around the chassis glimmer against the light. This effectively distinguishes the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 from budget laptops that trick you with faux brushed-aluminum materials. I also love that you can open the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 with one hand. As a 2-in-1 laptop, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 can flip into tablet mode for drawing with the optional Active Pen stylus or into tent mode when you want to view content. The Latitude is still cumbersome to use as a tablet, but the drop hinge Dell engineered for this model feels sturdy, and the lid didn’t budge when I lazily tapped on the touch screen. At 12.6 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches and 3 pounds, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is slimmer and lighter than even the most portable 14-inch business laptops, including the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 (12.7 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches, 3 pounds) and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (13.1 x 9 x 0.7 inches, 3.1 pounds). Durability The re-envisioned Latitude 7400 2-in-1 may have done away with the business-like aesthetic, but it still offers most of the features you’d expect from an enterprise notebook. To start, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 passed 13 military-grade tests, earning it MIL-STD 810G certification. All that jargon means the Latitude can withstand extreme conditions, like low temperatures, high altitude and long exposure to shock and vibration. ExpressSign-in and Security Debuting on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a neat security feature called Dell ExpressSign-in. Baked right into the Windows 10 Power & Sleep settings, ExpressSign-in will awaken or put to sleep the Latitude 7400 2-in-1, depending on your proximity to the system. The feature worked as advertised once I set up Windows Hello with facial recognition. The laptop went to sleep exactly 1 minute after I stepped away and woke and unlocked a second or two after I sat back at my desk. The IR camera was quick to recognize my face and denied my colleagues entry to my system. Unfortunately, there’s no way to manually lock the PC, so the Latitude remains vulnerable for at least a minute after you move out of range of the IR camera. The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 supports other security hardware, though most are optional. Our review unit wasn’t configured with a fingerprint sensor or smart-card reader, but you can pay extra for these conveniences. On the software front, Dell offers the Endpoint Security Enterprise program for protecting against cybersecurity threats, among other encryption and anti-malware software. Ports The removal of legacy ports is an unavoidable compromise when you trim down a laptop’s chassis. But in this case, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 compensates for that loss by offering a wide range of modern connections. On the left side of the laptop are a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, alongside an HDMI and a USB 3.1 (always-on) input. On the opposite side, you’ll find a second USB 3.1 port, a headphone/mic jack and a Noble lock slot. An optional SIM card slot is located just below the microSD card slot. If you need additional ports, Dell suggests the new Thunderbolt Dock (WD19TB). At $330, this is one pricey add-on. However, Dell’s claims that the dock can recharge your system to 80% in 1 hour is pretty impressive. I’m also a fan of the dock’s two-tone matte and glossy black design. Regarding ports, the dock has a Thunderbolt 3 input, a USB-C 3.1 port, a USB-C Multifunction DisplayPort, three USB-A 3.1 ports, a combo headphone/mic jack, an audio out input, dual DisplayPorts, an HDMI 2.0 and an RJ45 Ethernet input. Display The 14-inch, 1080p touch screen on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is relatively vivid but dimmer than what we’ve seen from other systems. When I watched a trailer for The Peanut Butter Falcon, the display was sharp enough that I could clearly make out the tattoos on Shia Lebouf’s arms and the floral pattern on Dakota Johnson’s skirt. Lebouf’s faded red cap stood out against the natural greens and browns of the rural film locale, and in one scene, a campfire made Zack Gottsagen’s skin glow a fierce orange. I do wish the display were brighter, as I had to squint to see some details in darker shots. The 14-inch, 1080p touch screen on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is relatively vivid but dimmer than what we’ve seen from other systems. The Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s display covers 113.4% of the sRGB color gamut, which makes it less vivid than the panels on the EliteBook x360 1040 G5 (120%), the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (201 percent) and the premium laptop category average (124%). MORE: Laptops with the Best Display Brightness And at 280 nits, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s peak display brightness is somewhat disappointing. The displays on the EliteBook x360 1040 G5 (340 nits), the Thinkpad X1 Yoga (477 nits) and the category average (328 nits) are all significantly brighter. On a positive note, I had no problems using the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s responsive touch screen to flick through websites and type URLs using the on-screen keyboard. Keyboard, touchpad and stylus Finally, a thin laptop with a keyboard that isn’t frustratingly shallow (yes, I’m looking at you Apple). The Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s island-style backlit keyboard is snappy, and the keys’ fairly deep travel of 1.4 millimeters (just short of our 1.5mm preference) prevented me from bottoming out. Still, there are a few things I’d change to get the keyboard to my liking. The keys on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1, like those on the XPS 15, are on the small side and more spaced out than I’d prefer. I also think their 71 grams of actuation force made my fingers feel sluggish, although I’m sure some people will appreciate the weightiness this gives them. I typed at 111 words per minute with an accuracy rate of 94 percent on the typing test. I typically type a bit faster and more accurately, but I was pretty close to my 119 wpm, 95-percent averages. The Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s 4.1 x 2.3-inch glass touchpad feels great and is very responsive, thanks to the included Precision drivers. My fingers comfortably glided across the surface as I scrolled through websites and executed Windows 10 gestures, like pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swiping to change windows. The optional Dell Premium Active Pen (PN579) stylus Dell sent us works very well on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s touch screen. I flipped the laptop into tablet mode and used my awful drawing abilities to sketch a hideous still life of a yogurt cup on my desk. My artistic deficiencies are no fault of the stylus — the Active Pen felt smooth and responsive as I dragged it across the glass screen. There is no integrated stylus garage on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1, but you can secure the magnetic pen on either edge of the laptop when you’re not using it. My artistic deficiencies are no fault of the stylus — the Active Pen felt smooth and responsive as I dragged it across the glass screen. The Active Pen connects to the Latitude 7300 2-in-1 via Bluetooth 4.2, which enables a customizable quick-launch button on the endcap so you can open your favorite drawing apps. Audio The bottom-firing speakers on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 are disappointing, to say the least. While they filled a large conference room at max volume, the sound was distorted and shrill. When I listened to City and Colour’s song “Strangers,” Dallas Green’s soulful vocals were lifeless, sounding both muffled and hollow. MORE: I Spent More Than $200 on Headphones: You Should Too Worse still, the drums lacked weight and the cymbals were piercing. I then listened to Julien Baker’s vocally driven cover of Frightened Rabbit’s “Modern Leper” but had to press pause when the congested instruments began to obscure Baker’s emotive voice. Performance Packing an Intel Core i7-8665U CPU and 16GB of RAM, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 didn’t stutter once during my real-world obstacle course, which involved loading 20 Google Chrome tabs, three of which played 1080p YouTube video while another trio streamed Overwatch and Fortnite in Full HD on Twitch. Even with all that running in the background, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 didn’t bat an eye when I pulled up an ESPN+ stream of women’s Wimbledon 2019 qualifying. I wasn’t surprised when the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 clocked some excellent scores on our benchmark tests. The notebook notched a 17,087 on the Geekbench 4.3 overall performance test, beating the EliteBook x360 1040 G5 (14,331, Intel Core i7-8650U), the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (14,517, Core i7-8650U) and the category average (13,089). The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 didn’t stutter once during my real-world obstacle course, which involved loading 20 Google Chrome tabs, three of which played 1080p YouTube video while another trio streamed Overwatch and Fortnite in Full HD on Twitch. The 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 40 SSD inside the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is so fast that it transferred 4.97GB of mixed-media files in just 6 seconds for a rate of 848 megabytes per second. Other leading laptops, like the EliteBook x360 1040 G5 (512GB SSD, 727 MBps) and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (1TB NVMe SSD, 508.9 MBps) came close, but couldn’t match that pace. The average premium laptop transfer rate is 622.3 MBps. The Latitude didn’t do quite as well on our video-editing test, needing 19 minutes and 9 seconds to transcode a 4K video into 1080p resolution using the HandBrake app. That’s quicker than the premium laptop average (22:30) but not quite as fast as the EliteBook x360 1040 G5 (19:01) or the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (18:38). Graphics With an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 isn’t meant for gaming or graphics-intensive programs. Regardless, you should be able to comfortably run most casual games and productivity apps. The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 scored a 93,335 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited graphics benchmark, which is considerably higher than what the EliteBook x360 1040 G5 (88,501, UHD 620), the Thinkpad X1 Yoga (85,477, UHD 620) and the category average netted (86,125). MORE: Best Graphics Performance Despite those integrated graphics, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 played the racing game Dirt 3 at a steady 60 frames per second. That’s above our 30 fps playability threshold, but the EliteBook x360 1040 G5 (62 fps) and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (64 fps) did slightly better. The category average (68 fps) is also smoother. Battery Life While it doesn’t reach Dell’s ambitious 26-hour battery life claims, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 fared very well in our lab. The Latitude lasted for 13 hours and 8 minutes on our battery life test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. Even some of the longest-lasting business laptops — including the EliteBook x360 1040 G5 (8:59) and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (9:07) — don’t come close to that mark. Webcam The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 can’t break the mold — at least not when it comes to webcams. Like the vast majority of laptop webcams we’ve tested, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s 720p lens captures dark and grainy images. A selfie I snapped in our dimly lit office exhibited accurate colors, but the smeared details in my face reminded me of Georges Seurat’s impressionist painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The camera will work in a pinch, but we recommend buying an external webcam if you frequently dial into video conferences. Heat The bottom panel, near the hinge, is the only area on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 that you should avoid touching when the laptop is doing some heavy lifting. That location reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a tad toasty. Otherwise, the laptop stays fairly temperate, with the touchpad (81 degrees), the center of the keyboard (83 degrees) and the center of the bottom panel (88 degrees) all staying within our 95-degree comfort threshold. Software and warranty Latitude 7400 2-in-1 owners will appreciate how little bloatware comes installed on the laptop. Dell’s Command software makes it easy to scan and update your laptop with the latest BIOS, drivers and firmware. That’s pretty crucial because Dell’s SupportAssist app was recently updated with a patch for a critical security vulnerability. Other Dell apps include a power management tool and a MaxxAudioPro audio app with EQ controls. The Candy Crush games, once again, make an unwelcome return to Windows 10 Pro, along with other Microsoft apps like Groove Music, Xbox Game Bar, Solitaire Collection and Your Phone, an app that lets you connect your phone to your laptop. Dell ships the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 with a three-year warranty with on-site and in-home services. See how Dell performed on our Tech Support Showdown and Best and Worst Brands ranking. Bottom Line The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a successful attempt by Dell to craft a modern business laptop that can go toe-to-toe with the best of its competitors. Borrowing some of the best qualities of the acclaimed XPS series, this sleek convertible has an attractive chassis that is both thin and lightweight. Despite its portable size, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 offers exceptional battery life, a good selection of ports and a comfortable keyboard. If I could change anything about the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 it would be the laptop’s poor speakers and average 1080p display, which is not as bright or vivid as competing panels. That leaves the door open for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5, two excellent convertible business laptops that share many of the same qualities as the Latitude 7400 2-in-1. 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first_img News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Related Content Revolutionizing 3-D Transesophageal UltrasoundThe Acuson SC2000 ultrasound system Prime enables users to perform real-time, full-volume color Doppler, 3-D transesophageal ultrasound (TEE). The system provides real-time information in the OR to support a faster, more precise surgical workflow, optimize patient outcomes, and minimize risk. Full volume color Doppler and fast, automated aortic and mitral valve measurements provided by Siemens’ eSie Valves quantification software allow surgeons to better visualize cardiac anatomy and assess blood flow during procedures, helping them make faster, more informed decisions. Siemens’ new syngo Ultrasound Apps Suite is an advanced offline cardiology analysis package integrated with an institution’s picture archiving and communications system (PACS).  Seamlessly integrated with syngo Dynamics, syngo Ultrasound Apps Suite improves user productivity without requiring additional offline hardware. It includes as an offline option the one-click eSie Valves quantification software, which was introduced last fall on Siemens’ Acuson SC2000 Prime cardiovascular ultrasound system. eSie Valves improves diagnostic accuracy during diagnostic echo as well as valve interventions such as aortic and mitral valve repairs. Other clinical applications available on syngo Ultrasound Apps Suite include eSie LVA for automated left ventricular analysis and eSie PISA for assessment of mitral regurgitation. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more For more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more center_img March 26, 2015 — Siemens Healthcare introduced a new angiography system and new cardiac ultrasound apps at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting.  The new PURE platform for Siemens’ Artis zee, Artis Q, and Artis Q.zen angiography systems is designed to simplify the adoption and utilization of advanced features by adding smooth use to existing smart technologies while maintaining high standards in image quality and dose reduction. For 3-D acquisitions, the 3-D Wizard feature enables the user to simply click on the desired resultant image type from multiple model images for each part of the body. It automatically predefines all necessary parameters —including amount and injection rate of contrast fluid, X-ray delay, and other specifications — to create a 3-D image. The QuickZoom feature allows physicians to click on the point of interest on syngoDynaCT images, which is then locked automatically into the center of the image while rotating the 3-D dataset or adjusting the zoom factor with a simple joystick motion. The syngo 2-D/3-D Fusion feature enables fusion of a preprocedural volume (computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or positron emission tomography (PET]) utilizing just two fluoroscopic images for live image guidance. 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 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Driving Outcomes in Cardiologysyngo Dynamics VA10B, the latest version of Siemens’ cardiovascular imaging and information system, boosts noninvasive and invasive cardiovascular reading and reporting workflows, allowing cardiologists to focus on clinical care rather than spend time with reporting. syngo Dynamics offers enhanced integration with Siemens Sensis hemodynamic monitoring system, enabling customers to benefit from a seamless workflow for cardiac catheterizations. syngoDynamics’ proven integration capabilities optimize clinical utilization and productivity, and enable support of enterprise-wide cardiovascular care initiatives. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Providing Quantitative Cardiac AssaysA comprehensive portfolio of assays such as cTnI, BNP, NT-proBNP, and CardioPhase hsCRP helps manage patients throughout the continuum of cardiovascular disease. Siemens offers troponin testing on several of its core testing platforms, including Advia Centaur systems, Dimension Vista systems, and Dimension EXL systems, and provides consistent results by offering true clinical concordance between the point of care and central laboratory for guideline-compliant sensitive cardiac troponin. The Stratus CS Acute Care Diagnostics System provides quantitative cardiac assays for fast, accurate evaluation of patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) at the point of care. These assays include the Stratus CS Acute Care Troponin I method (cTnl),  which, by helping to improve the diagnostic accuracy and rapid detection of AMI, facilitates earlier detection of myocardial injury, enabling more rapid diagnosis and faster initiation of appropriate therapy. 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 | March 26, 2015 Siemens Launches New Angiography System, Imaging Apps, POC Testing at ACC 2015 Floor-mounted Artis one addresses range of routine interventions; new ultrasound apps suite offers offline cardiology analysis packagelast_img read more

TWA Hotel Empire Outlets Statue of Liberty Museum all new in NYCTWA Hotel Empire Outlets Statue of Liberty Museum all new in NYC

first_imgTWA Hotel, Empire Outlets, Statue of Liberty Museum all new in NYC Posted by Friday, May 17, 2019 NEW YORK — The new TWA Hotel is now open at JFK Airport, completing the transformation of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 former Trans World Airlines terminal into the heart of the new 512-room hotel.Thousands of guests took part in the grand opening this week, including New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Tyler Morse, CEO and Managing Partner of MCR and MORSE Development. Based in New York City, MCR is the sixth-largest hotel owner-operator in the U.S. with a US$3 billion portfolio of 86 premium-branded hotels, including The High Line Hotel in Manhattan.Guests at the event were surprised by a flash mob dancing to 1960s tunes, while TWA alums came out in droves, wearing their uniforms, reuniting with friends and sharing memories. Tags: Empire Outlets, Statue of Liberty Museum, TWA Hotel Travelweek Group Share The iconic TWA terminal, designed by legendary architect Eero Saarinen, opened in 1962 and was designated a New York City landmark in 1994. It closed in 2001 and was listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places in 2005.The massive restoration project included the construction of two brand new hotel wings behind the terminal, plus a 50,000-square-foot events centre.“Eero Saarinen’s cathedral to aviation has always looked toward the future,” said MCR’s Morse. “We restored and reimagined his landmark with the same care that he devoted to his design. No detail went overlooked — from the millwork by Amish artisans to the custom font inspired by Saarinen’s own sketches to the one-of-a-kind manhole covers. Starting today, the world can enjoy this midcentury marvel for many years to come.”More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthHighlights of The TWA Hotel, JFK Airport’s only on-airport hotel, include…. The Paris Café by Jean-Georges, a 200-seat restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from an open kitchen in collaboration with Tastes on the Fly. The Sunken Lounge, a cocktail bar operated by Gerber Group and located in the historic chili pepper red-carpeted lounge. A Lockheed Constellation ‘Connie’ L-1649A transformed into a cocktail lounge operated by Gerber Group. Departures Hall grab-and-go dining operated by Fooda, including restaurants such as Antico Noè, Empanada Republic, Fresh&Co, The Halal Guys and Playa Bowls. An Intelligentsia coffeebar and coffee carts throughout the hotel grounds. 50,000 square feet of event space, including a 15,000-square-foot ballroom. A rooftop infinity pool and observation deck with views of runway 4 Left/22 Right plus The Pool Bar operated by Gerber Group, serving cocktails and meals. The world’s biggest hotel gym: a 10,000-square-foot fitness center operated by The Wright Fit. Authentic split-flap boards manufactured by Solari di UdineMore news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochure. Iconic flight tubes featured in Catch Me If You Can that connect to JetBlue’s Terminal 5. The TWA Shop, selling apparel and gear honouring Trans World Airlines’ legacy. Museum exhibitions on TWA, the Jet Age and midcentury modern design curated by the New-York Historical Society. BLADE helicopter service to ManhattanThere’s always something new happening in New York City, and this week really proves the point, with the opening of the TWA Hotel plus the grand opening of Empire Outlets, New York City’s first-ever outlet centre.With 340,000 square feet Empire Outlets’ list of stores includes Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Columbia Sporting Goods, Gap Factory, H&M, Jockey, Nike Factory, and Old Navy.Additional retailers, including Nordstrom Rack, American Eagle Outfitters, Crocs and more will open their stores throughout the spring and summer.Also this summer, a 40,000-square-foot food and beverage deck with sweeping views of Manhattan, will open with dozens of food concepts including MRKTPL, Staten Island’s first-ever artisanal food hall.Also this week, the brand new Statue of Liberty Museum opens, the biggest addition to Liberty Island since the Statue herself. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

HK protests to demand Beijingbacked leader resignHK protests to demand Beijingbacked leader resign

first_img“Hong Kong people have been waiting too long for universal suffrage and for building a democratic city,” said Andrew Shum of Civil Human Rights Front, the group that organized the event. “Many people feel very angry.”Speaking at a ceremony marking Hong Kong’s return to China, Leung said that the “government will launch a consultation at an appropriate juncture” on introducing full democracy. He later told reporters the government will listen “carefully” to protesters’ demands.Leung’s popularity slumped to near an all-time low in mid-June, according to Hong Kong University pollsters.Soon after taking office, Leung, a self-made millionaire who trained as a property surveyor, was hit by a scandal involving illegal additions to his mansion. Soon after, he outraged parents by trying to introduce Chinese patriotism classes that many saw as brainwashing.More recently, Barry Cheung, a member of Leung’s Cabinet, was forced to step down from all his public posts after police launched an investigation into his upstart commodity exchange. Last week, Leung’s first development secretary, Mak Chai-kwong, was convicted in a rent fraud scam along with another government official. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories Hong Kongers have also grown increasingly upset over stubbornly high property prices, which Leung has tried to combat with a set of cooling measures, and a growing influx of mainland Chinese visitors blamed for clearing out stocks of baby formula.Protester K.M. Cheung, who works in the medical industry, said he thought Leung’s first year in office was a “complete failure.”“He looks like he’s capable but he’s actually not,” the 53-year-old said, adding that he was upset because Leung was biased in favor of his own supporters and didn’t represent Hong Kong people.Anxiety that Hong Kong will be denied full democracy has grown in recent months after Beijing officials said the city’s next leader must be acceptable to the central government, said Dixon Sing, an associate professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.“This message has ignited fears that they want a pseudo democracy, rather than a genuine democracy,” Sing said.Protesters also voiced support for a proposal calling for at least 10,000 people to peacefully block roads in Hong Kong’s central business district in July 2014 if the government fails to an outline a plan for full democracy. Top holiday drink recipes HONG KONG (AP) – Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets in protest Monday, demanding their widely disliked Beijing-backed leader resign and pressing for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative.The annual protest march has become increasingly popular in recent years, underscoring the growing gulf between Hong Kong and the mainland 16 years after the city ceased to be a British colony and came back under Beijing’s control. This year the protesters unleashed their anger at the performance of leader Leung Chun-ying, who has been beset by one controversy after another since he took office a year ago. Leung was not elected but instead picked by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing and pro-business elites.“One person, one foot! Kick Leung Chun-ying out!” organizers told the protesters, who braved sometimes heavy rain to gather at the march’s starting point in a central park. Protesters turned out despite a Korean pop music festival and other events that critics say were aimed at distracting people from taking part.Organizers said 430,000 turned out, while police said 66,000 took part at the event’s peak. Hong Kong University researchers put the number at 88,000-98,000. In 2003, half a million people took to the streets to rally against a proposed anti-subversion law, which shocked Beijing and played a big role in the eventual resignation of the city’s then-leader, Tung Chee-hwa.Beijing has pledged to let Hong Kongers pick their leader, known as the chief executive, no earlier than 2017 and the entire legislature by 2020. But residents of the city, now a special administrative region of China, are frustrated that there have been few signs of progress on drawing up an outline and some fear that it may never happen. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Hong Kongers at the protest also worried about the erosion of the high degree of autonomy from mainland China promised until 2047. Under the city’s mini-constitution, Hong Kong enjoys rights and freedoms not seen on the mainland but many fear they will be eaten away by mainland China’s growing influence.One group carried a large banner that read “Chinese colonists get out!”Ivan Pang said they were fighting to maintain Hong Kong’s autonomy from Beijing.“They don’t want to respect our culture. They want to colonize us, they want Hong Kong to be one of the cities of China,” said Pang, a 21-year-old university graduate. “We can’t tolerate that. We want to take back control of Hong Kong.”____Follow Kelvin Chan on Twitter at 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Dave Matthews to perform at hurricane relief conceDave Matthews to perform at hurricane relief conce

first_imgDave Matthews to perform at hurricane relief concert in NYC by The Associated Press Posted Dec 4, 2017 9:33 am PDT Last Updated Dec 4, 2017 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dave Matthews and Trey Anastasio Band will perform at a concert in January to benefit hurricane relief efforts in United States and the British Virgin Islands.Aaron Neville and Hurray for the Riff Raff will also perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York for “A Concert for Island Relief” on Jan. 6. Tickets go on sale Friday.The Madison Square Garden Company, which owns Radio City, says it will donate the use of the venue and “will cover all venue-related expenses.” Ticketmaster will also donate proceeds from ticket service fees to the event.Funds will benefit those affected by Hurricane Irma, which ripped through Florida and is blamed for at least 70 deaths, and Hurricane Maria, which caused widespread destruction in Puerto Rico.____Online: http://www.concertforislandrelief.comlast_img read more