Senegal Reaffirms Staunch Support for Moroccos Autonomy Plan

Rabat – Senegalese Foreign Affairs Minister Amadou Ba has reiterated his country’s commitment and ongoing support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan. Morocco submitted the plan to the United Nations in 2007 as a way to reach an agreed upon and mutually acceptable political solution to end the dispute over Western Sahara.The Senegalese official made his statement on Monday, September 16, following a meeting with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita.“I would like to reiterate in this regard the strong and constant support of the Republic of Senegal for the Moroccan Sahara, a position that Senegal has been defending for a long time,” said the official. Ba is in Morocco as part of an official two days visit, the first of its kind since his appointment in April 2019.The Senegalese official also reaffirmed Senegal’s determination to support the  UN-led political process to find a mutually acceptable political solution to the Western Sahara conflict.During a joint press conference, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita expressed his satisfaction with the strong diplomatic relations between the two African states. He added that Senegalese diplomacy has always been an ally to Morocco in its fight for territorial integrity.“The kingdom will always be grateful for this strong and active position expressed regularly at regional and international meetings,” he added.CounterterrorismIn addition to Western Sahara, the meeting’s agenda also touched on Morocco’s efforts to fight extremism and terrorism in Africa.The Senegalese official said that Morocco has developed expertise in the fight against terrorism. He added that this expertise could “help African countries face this scourge.”The Senegalese minister added that “Senegal and Morocco have dynamic and strong” ties strengthened through the special relationship between HM King Mohammed VI and President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall. read more

Security Council extends mandate of UN Liberia mission

Adopting a new resolution today that extended UNMIL through 30 September 2015, the Council decided the mission would also focus on human rights promotion and protection, and protection of UN personnel. UNMIL would also assist the Government of Liberia in developing and implementing, “as soon as possible and in close coordination with bilateral and multilateral partners, its national strategy on Security Sector Reform (SSR).” The Council decided that UNMIL’s authorized strength would remain at up to 4,811 military and 1,795 police personnel. In its duties, UNMIL also would coordinate with the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), as appropriate.Further to the resolution, UNMIL would assist senatorial elections – postponed since October – by providing logistical support. In the area of human rights, it would carry out promotion, protection and monitoring activities, with a focus on abuse against women and children, notably sexual- and gender-based violence.The Council decided that UNMIL would have a “renewed focus” on supporting the Government in achieving a transition of complete security responsibility to the Liberian National Police, by strengthening its capacity to manage personnel and improve training. It requested the Secretary-General to ensure that the Mission had qualified specialist advisers to help the implementation of sustainable rule of law, justice, governance and security sector reform programmes.Urging the Government to prioritize the development of security agencies, especially the National Police, the Council emphasized the need for progress on constitutional and institutional reforms and urged intensified efforts on the transition of security responsibilities from UNMIL to the national authorities. More broadly, it recognized that the Ebola outbreak had put on hold joint activities of Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire and affirmed the importance of inter-mission cooperation arrangements as UNMIL and the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) downsized.In that context, the Council recalled the Secretary-General’s proposal to establish a quick reaction force to implement UNOCI’s mandate and support UNMIL, as well as its requests to ensure that the unit reached full operational capability no later than May 2015. It requested the Secretary-General to provide a midterm report on the ground situation no later than 30 April 2015 and a final report no later than 15 August 2015. read more

Meet The Personal Stats Analyst Who Helped Kevin Durant Win The MVP

Personal trainers have been a part of professional sports for decades. Personal data analysts are newer.As a trained mathematician, Justin Zormelo provided Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder with personalized analytics during Durant’s MVP season. And in his most recent undertaking, Zormelo is training a 17-year-old, 7-foot-1-inch Sudan native named Thon Maker. Zormelo’s story is told in the latest “Signals” film from FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films: “By The Numb3rs (With Justin Zormelo),” directed by Jamie Schutz.

Buckeyes fall in straight sets to Penn State

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team lost in straight sets to 9th-ranked Penn State Wednesday night at St. John Arena (25-22, 25-21, 25-18). The match featured 22 ties and nine lead changes, but OSU couldn’t seem to get in a serving rhythm. “Our serving just wasn’t great tonight,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said. “We’ve got to go back and we’ll work on that tomorrow.” The much bigger Penn State team created problems for the Buckeyes all night on the front lines. “They changed their blocking strategy. They committed on their middles,” senior outside hitter Anna Szerszen said. “We weren’t able to adapt fast enough.” Sophomore outside hitter Emily Danks led the Buckeyes with nine points, including six kills. Reigning Big Ten Player of the Week Kelli Barhorst was held to three points as Penn State adjusted to defend her early. “We were setting the same ball to her and they we’re defending it well,” Carlston said. Sophomore setter Amanda Peterson was productive off the bench for the Buckeyes. “Amanda Peterson came in and did a nice job of changing up the flow,” Carlston said. The Buckeyes look to improve their defense as they move farther into Big Ten play. “Our defense needs to perform better on the block,” senior setter Betsy Hone said. “We need to crash in, put our helmets on and play some defense.” With the loss, OSU drops to 16-6 on the season and 4-5 in Big Ten play. They travel to Evanston, Ill., to take on 22nd-ranked Northwestern Friday night at 7 p.m. read more

New KS Potash and Vale work awarded to Aecon Mining

first_imgAecon Group Inc has been awarded two contracts valued at approximately C$110 million for work in Aecon’s Mining segment. Aecon has been awarded a contract by K+S Potash Canada for additional work on their Legacy mining project in Saskatchewan. The scope of work awarded includes installation of process mechanical equipment, piping, electrical and instrumentation systems for the storage load-out building. Work will begin in the second quarter of 2015 and is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2016.This new contract is in addition to work previously awarded to Aecon by K+S Potash Canada for mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation systems for the North Tank Farm and for the Evaporator, Crystallisation and Clarifier Plant portion of the Legacy project. Under the terms of the second contract, Aecon will perform general site services at Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd’s Long Harbour processing plant. Work commenced in the first quarter of 2015 and is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2016.“Aecon’s Mining segment continues to build on its strong backlog of work with these two important contracts,” says Teri McKibbon, President and CEO, Aecon Group Inc. “We are pleased to continue our work with K+S Potash Canada and Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited – both leaders in their respective industries.”last_img read more

Make better process measurements in your plant

first_imgTraditional mechanical flow and level transmitters have been superseded by modern transmitters with no moving parts for the majority of applications. Guided wave radar level transmitters, vibronic level switches and the array of modern flow technologies on offer from Endress+Hauser have a number of significant advantages the company says both on new installations and as a direct replacement for equipment on your existing plant, reducing costs while increasing safety.The benefits include personnel safety because little or no mechanical maintenance on modern devices eliminates the need for personnel contact with process fluids. Reliable measurement and self-diagnostics ensure a safe process. Precise repeatable measurement gives consistent quality of the end product. Greater process uptime can be achieved through reduced maintenance and calibration and the simplest possible SIL proof tests.Most of the installation is simple with two-wire loop powered and four-wire powered devices.Modern flow technologies offer huge benefits over older mechanical devices, not only from reduced maintenance costs and increased safety but also by providing much more process data to allow more efficient running of your plant. For example, Coriolis meters provide up to 10 process measurements, including mass flow, volume flow, temperature, viscosity, density and concentration. Endress+Hauser also supplies vortex, electromagnetic, ultrasonic and thermal flowmeters for almost any application.Traditional displacer level transmitters and float switches have been superseded by guided wave radar devices for a majority of level measurement applications. While the concept of a displacer or float is simple, the moving parts they rely on make them subject to the same issues that affect all mechanical systems, thereby reducing reliability. Fitting modern level transmitters that have no moving parts gives increased confidence in the measurement by removing the most common causes of failure.last_img read more

6 videos that perfectly sum up a 1980s Irish childhood

first_imgAH, THE 1980s. A more innocent time. A time of mullets; of growing pains; and of sharp, sharp fashions.And nowhere were the fashions sharper, the pains more painful, or the mullets, er, mulletier than in small-town Ireland.Do you remember? Allow us to refresh your memory. Let’s take you on a voyage to a small Midlands town in the 1980s.The tour starts at…1. The local discoIt’s murder on the dancefloor. And by ‘murder’ we mean ‘death by line-dancing accident’.2. Sporting gloryAlso known as ‘two young fellas beating the heads off each other’.3. Meeting local politiciansIs that the young, fresh-faced Brian Cowen on the canvass around the six-minute mark (and elsewhere)? Yes. Yes, it is.Fairly overshadowed by the sunglasses on his assistant. They call him “Magnum Force”.And did we mention the mobile phone around 9.05?4. The St Patrick’s Day paradeFeaturing men sawing wood. It’s what St Patrick would have wanted.5. The talent showOK, this happened in 1991. But the talent show never changes. It’s a wonder these people never attained pop stardom.Also, could the camera please be a little closer to their faces?6. Emigration from ShannonRemember when you could go outside at an airport and watch d’aeroplanes?And when everyone was leaving to live in other countries? Oh, wait…All videos via dessweene – check out his YouTube channel for more from Kilcormac, Co Offaly.Via Darragh Doyle and Simon Judge. GALLERY: Roscommon goes back to the nineties for ‘Moone Boy’ filming>For more, follow @dailyedge on Twitter and like The Daily Edge on Facebook.last_img read more

Fibre optique en zone rurale un premier essai en Vendée

first_imgFibre optique en zone rurale : un premier essai en VendéeLa fibre optique en zone rurale est à l’étude. Afin de réaliser un premier essai, un projet pilote est lancé dans une commune de Vendée. A partir d’aujourd’hui, et pour quelques mois, les opérateurs auront les yeux rivés sur Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais, commune vendéenne de 2.000 âmes. Et pour cause, elle sera le projet témoin de l’installation de la fibre optique en milieu rural. Selon le programme, 700 logements devraient être raccordés dans les mois à venir. “Le gouvernement a retenu sept localisations en zone rurale ou très rurale, dont Mareuil, pour des expérimentations fibre. Mareuil est une première française”, a indiqué Bruno Janet, directeur des relations avec les collectivités à France Telecom, cité par France 24. “Il est essentiel de voir comment fonctionnent l’ingénierie, la discussion avec les autres opérateurs, les collectivités, tout cela est nouveau et doit être testé”. L’ouverture commerciale est prévue pour l’été prochain. L’Etat vise le raccordement de 2 millions de logements à la fibre optique d’ici le 31 décembre prochain, contre un million à la date du 31 décembre 2010. Le 8 février 2011 à 10:55 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

In the New Twin Peaks Teaser See Everyone Again After 25 Years

first_imgStay on target The new series of Twin Peaks is happening for real, and Showtime put out this teaser to prove it. In it, we get our first look at many of our favorite characters from the original series. It’s not much, but it’s cool enough to get us excited for the premiere later this month. If anything it nails the atmosphere. From the very beginning it feels like something’s off, which was pretty much the default state in the original series.I love how understated this trailer is. All we get is shots of Big Ed, Sarah Palmer, Deputy Andy, and Deputy Tommy “Hawk” Hill. And Dale Cooper, of course, but we’ve seen Kyle MacLachlan so much over the years, we know what he looks like now. As for dialog, there’s only one word. Hawk saying “really.” We have no idea what that means, and that’s entirely the point. The whole teaser feels like a half-remembered dream, which is exactly the atmosphere of the original series at its best.There’s still no word on what the plot of this show will be. It has to take place 25 years later, but will it follow directly from where the original series left off? Is that Dale Cooper or is it his Black Lodge doppelganger? Is Bob still inside him? If that’s the case, what has he been doing for 25 years?For once, I’m excited to know this little about an upcoming TV show’s plot. The mystery was always the most compelling part of the original Twin Peaks, and so far, it looks like Showtime is treating that aspect of the new series with the utmost importance. Hopefully this time, David Lynch won’t be forced to reveal answers before he’s ready.Whatever this new series is about, we don’t have too much longer until we find out. Twin Peaks will premiere on Showtime on May 21, 2017. Give Some Damn Fine Gifts With This Twin Peaks Gift GuideT-Shirt Tuesday: Best Twin Peaks Shirts last_img read more

England debutant wins grandfather £17000

first_imgLewis Cook has won his grandfather £17,000 after making his debut for England at their international friendly against Italy on TuesdayThe Telegraph has reported that the grandfather, Trevor Burlingham, made a £500 bet back in 2014 that Cook would make his international debut for England before the age of 26.Back then, Cook was just 18 years-old and coming through the youth ranks at Championship side Leeds United with Burlingham making the bet at his local William Hill in Tadcaster, north Yorkshire for odds of 33/1.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The now Bournemouth midfielder met his grandfather’s prediction by coming on as a 71st minute substitute for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard in England’s 1-1 draw against Italy at Wembley.The bookies William Hill have now announced that it is the biggest payout they have done since awarding Peter Edwards £125,000 for his grandson Harry Wilson making his Wales debut in 2013. The winger was just 18 months old when his grandfather made the bet.Another famous story was when the father of former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland won £10,000 for making his international debut with the bet having been made while the goalkeeper was 12 years-old.last_img read more

Zaha signs new deal with Crystal Palace

first_imgThe Cote d’Ivoire midfielder has signed a new five-year deal with the Premier League clubAfter many rumors about being transferred to other clubs, midfielder Wilfried Zaha has signed a new contract with Crystal Palace.The Cote d’Ivoire international footballer has put his signature on a five-year deal with the English Premier Club.Zaha has 23 goals and 23 assists in 130 league matches for Palace, as reported by NBC.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.After his signature was written on the new contract, Palace’s chairman Steve Parish spoke to the media.“Wilf grew up a stone’s throw from Selhurst Park from the age of four, and has been with the club since he was 12,” he said.“This agreement is yet another example of his lifelong commitment to the club and our commitment to him.”“This is an amazing day for everyone here at Palace, our supporters and of course Wilf – and is richly deserved,” he added.last_img read more

ASA and NBB Express Support for VEETC to President Bush

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) expressed appreciation to President George W. Bush for his continued efforts to achieve key national policy objectives regarding energy diversification, and homeland and economic security through continued tax relief.The renewable fuels and transportation sectors have been working on companion bipartisan legislation known as the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) originally introduced as S. 1548 and H.R. 3119, and which has been included in the tax section of the Jobs, Energy, and Transportation bills, respectively.”The ongoing conference negotiations on the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (HR 4520 & S. 1637) provides an appropriate forum to address these important issues and we hope that President Bush’s leadership will ensure that this legislation is completed this year,” said ASA President Neal Bredehoeft, a soybean producer from Alma, Mo.As included in the Senate version of the Jobs Bill, VEETC would amend a number of provisions in current law. Specifically, it would create a new incentive for biodiesel, ensure that taxes on ethanol-blended motor fuels will be credited to the Highway Trust Fund, extend the ethanol tax incentive through 2010, and hold harmless the small ethanol producer tax credit, the only tax incentive actually provided for ethanol producers. The legislation would maintain incentives for the production and use of American-made ethanol-blended fuels and eliminate the highway-funding penalty presently incurred by high ethanol-consuming states.NBB Chairman Bob Metz, a producer from West Browns Valley, S. Dakota, said, “Both the Senate and the House are to be commended for moving this legislation to the verge of a conference negotiation, as well as being saluted for crafting legislation that recognizes the importance of ethanol and biodiesel to the United States economy, recognizing the long-term benefits of renewable fuels and the immediate need to increase the supply of transportation fuels.”We are urging President Bush to work with the United States Congress to complete VEETC, which will promote energy independence, cleaner air, a stronger domestic agricultural sector and safer highways, and we are eager to assist the President in every way possible to ensure enactment of these critically important reforms this year.”last_img read more

Homestead Police officer OK after rollover crash

first_imgHOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – A Homestead Police officer was not hurt after he was involved in a rollover crash.Investigators said the officer was responding to an emergency near the 500 block of Southeast Eighth Street when he was cut off by another vehicle, at around 3 a.m., Sunday.Police said the officer lost control of his squad car and rolled over.Officials said he was OK and got out of the cruiser on his own.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Alaska News Nightly March 24 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioDemonstrators protest Shell’s Chukchi drilling plans at ‘Wilderness Week’Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCIt’s the 26th anniversary of America’s second largest oil spill, when an Exxon tanker leaving Valdez Arm ran aground, leaking 11 million gallons of North Slope Crude into Prince William Sound. In Washington D.C., environmental activists marked the occasion with a demonstration in front of the White House. Their message was less about Exxon and tanker safety than it was about Shell, and its plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea.Bill to seize federal land in Alaska nears vote on state house floor Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauA bill with the goal of seizing federal land is now one step away from a vote on the House floor.House passes bill to constrain Walker’s gasline plan Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauThe Alaska House has fired its latest salvo at Gov. Bill Walker in an ongoing dispute over a gasline. The body passed a bill to keep him from pursuing an alternative to the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas project on Monday, ignoring a veto threat from the governor.DOT diverts $1.3M meant for Anchorage bike infrastructure to other projects Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageMore than $1 million originally planned for Anchorage bike infrastructure in 2012 is now being allocated for use on other road projects instead.Bairdi quota could increase again as busy season winds down Annie Ropeik, KUCB – UnalaskaBering Sea crab fishermen are trying to get through as much Bairdi tanner quota as they can before the season ends next week. This year’s huge allocation put the fleet in a time crunch — and future seasons could bring more of the same. That’s thanks in part to a new preferred size for the species.Investigating historical trauma endured by Native Americans, Alaska Natives Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageAn Ojibwe woman and independent journalist recently visited Alaska for a series of stories on historical trauma and Native American mental health practices. Mary Annette Pember says the troubled lives of Native Americans reflect their troubled history.Rural designation process could impact Saxman’s subsistence status Leila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanThe Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council met in Saxman and Sitka last week to discuss and gather input on issues related to subsistence in the region, including a proposed change to the rural designation process.That change could make a big difference to Saxman, which has been considered non-rural since 2007, for the purpose of federal subsistence rights.last_img read more

Costa Rican doctor accused of running organ trafficking ring promoted services on

first_imgA Costa Rican doctor under investigation for running an international kidney trafficking operation was advertising his services on YouTube.Journalist Amelia Rueda’s news site posted a video on Tuesday of Dr. Francisco José Mora promoting his medical expertise and Costa Rica as an attractive destination for medical tourism.The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested Mora at Calderón Guardia Hospital, in San José, where he is chief of nephrology. The arrest is part of an investigation into his involvement in human trafficking with the intent to illegally extract human organs, a violation of Article 172 of Costa Rica’s Penal Code, a Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman told The Tico Times. If convicted, Mora could serve eight to 16 years in prison, according to the Penal Code. Mora was held in an OIJ cell in the First Circuit Court building in San José before appearing before a judge on Wednesday afternoon. The Prosecutor’s Office recommended six months preventative detention as the investigation develops.Authorities also arrested Maureen Patricia Cordero Solano, 32, who allegedly was responsible for recruiting donors and assuring them the procedure was safe and would not affect their health, according to the daily La Nación. Attorney General Jorge Chavarría told crhoy.com that a woman died on her way back to Costa Rica after traveling to Israel to have her kidney removed and sold. According to the Costa Rican Social Security System, the country’s public health care system, it is illegal to pay someone for his or her organs in Costa Rica. The Prosecutor’s Office is also investigating whether or not the operating team was aware of their involvement in the illegal trade, added the newspaper. Leaning back in his chair wearing a white lab coat, Dr. Mora appears with Scott Oliver, a local tourism marketer, in a YouTube video posted on Oliver’s website WeLoveCostaRica.com. Oliver, originally from Scotland, notes in the video that his company is committed to helping its customers find “safe and affordable” surgery options, highlighting the relatively low costs of kidney transplants and immunosuppressant drugs in Costa Rica compared to the United States, where the video claims similar procedures could cost upwards of $250,000.“I’ve done videos for lots of people, what’s wrong with that?” Oliver told The Tico Times, adding that he was unaware of any wrongdoing by Mora.Mora specifically mentioned the private hospital Clínica Católica as his recommended facility in the video, citing its low costs, equipment and an on-site hotel. He is not listed under the clinic website’s nephrology directory. According to a representative from Clíncia Católica, 95 percent of doctors there rent space from the facility and are not staff.OIJ said that operations under investigation also took place at the Clíncia Bíblica, another private clinic in San José.Clínica Católica did not comment on the matter, and Clínica Bíblica told The Tico Times in a statement that they are willing to fully cooperate with authorities in the investigation.In the YouTube video, Mora claims to have performed more than 550 kidney transplants during his 35 years of experience. Mora says in the video that a patient could expect to spend three to four weeks total in Costa Rica between the transplant operation and recovery if they have their own donor.  According to a story in Mexico’s El Universal that contributed to the arrest of Dr. Mora, 48,000 people visited Costa Rica for medical tourism in 2012, spending $7,000 each on average during their stay.  Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Central American leaders concerned over rekindling of NicaraguaRussia military ties

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:Nicaragua’s Ortega defends military ties with Russia Russia’s Putin in Cuba, Nicaragua to rekindle Latin America ties Nicaraguan legislature approves Russian satellite bases Russia back to fishing in troubled waters in Latin America, Costa Rica expert tells US congressional committee Nicaragua’s recent confirmation that it intends to purchase Russian-made fighter planes is causing concern among its two immediate neighbors — Costa Rica to the south and Honduras to the north — amid fear of a potential military imbalance in Central America.But Nicaragua’s military establishment has assured its jittery neighbors that the country poses no threat to anyone in Central America — or the rest of Latin America, for that matter.Last August the Nicaraguan Army’s top official, Gen. Julio César Avilés, told reporters that the country’s military was in the process of buying airplanes, helicopters, and vessels to protect Nicaraguan sovereignty, “taking into account the evolution of threats and risks to our country.”Army Inspector Gen. Adolfo Zepeda elaborated on those plans in February, saying that “in order to prevent…drug-traffickers’ airplanes from entering our air space” authorities were in the process of obtaining “interceptor fighters.”Zepeda assured that “it’s completely defensive aviation, not attack planes.”The Nicaraguan press has reported the planes as MiG-29s, but the government has not confirmed that publicly.Costa Rica’s administration expressed concern in the aftermath of the statements.During one of the Costa Rican government’s weekly press conferences in late February, Foreign Affairs Minister Manuel González reported that he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had discussed the issue during their February meeting in Washington.“The purchase of fighter planes announced by the government of Nicaragua is a source of concern for us and for many other countries in the region,” he said.Asked about a possible Costa Rican response, González said the government was considering whether to bring the issue before the executive committee of the regional Central American Integration System (SICA).“However, it must be considered with absolute clarity that what Nicaragua spends its money on is its sovereign decision,” González said.“We have no way to prevent, condemn or block their purchase, or not, of $30 million airplanes.”Still, González hinted that the country might have higher priorities, like poverty. He also said that, as a neighbor, Costa Rica has the right to express its concern over a potential “arms race that we consider unnecessary in a region that should actually seek disarmament, stability, and actually fight off common problems like poverty, drug trafficking, crime, and violence.”Honduran security experts have also expressed concern over the announced purchase.Edmundo Orellana, who served as foreign affairs minister and defense minister under former president Manuel Zelaya, told the Honduran daily La Prensa that “this is an extremely delicate issue” about which Honduran authorities “must at least voice official concern.”He also said the issue should be brought before SICA, the Organization of American States and possibly even the U.N.The Nicaragua-Russia military connection dates back to the first administration of the leftist Sandinista National Liberation Front, which ousted U.S.-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979. The Sandinista army was heavily equipped by the Soviet Union.The Sandinistas, and former President Daniel Ortega, again came to power in 2007.Ortega, who was reelected in 2011, has reestablished ties with Russia, while also maintaining good relations with the U.S. on issues like fighting drug trafficking.In 2013, the U.S. donated nearly $6 million worth of speedboats and other drug-fighting equipment to the Nicaraguan Navy.last_img read more

Top doctors prescription for feverish planet Cut out coal

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   4 must play golf courses in Arizona Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Parents, stop beating yourself up But Harvard School of Public Health epidemiologist Joel Schwartz called the Lancet study’s coal phase-out “a reasonable prescription for planet Earth. Burning coal has terrible health effects, is bad for global warming and it is destructive of the ecosystem.”___Online:The Lancet: http://www.thelancet.com/commissions/climate-change___Seth Borenstein can be followed at http://twitter.com/borenbearsCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. It’s like a cigarette smoker with lung problems: Doctors can treat the disease, but the first thing that has to be done is to get the patient to stop smoking, or in this case get off coal in the next five years, commission officials said in interviews.“The prescription for patient Earth is that we’ve got a limited amount of time to fix things,” said commission co-chairman Dr. Anthony Costello, a pediatrician and director of the Global Health Institute at the University College of London. “We’ve got a real challenge particularly with carbon pollution.”He called it a “medical emergency” that could eventually dwarf the deadly toll of HIV in the 1980s. He and others said burning coal does more than warm the Earth, but causes even more deaths from other types of air pollution that hurt people’s breathing and hearts.Unlike its earlier report in 2009, which laid out the health problems of climate change, this report was more about what can be done to improve the planet’s health. It calls for cutting air pollution, more walking and cycling and less driving, better urban design, putting a price on the cost of each ton of carbon being used, improved health care planning for extreme weather and every two year check-ups on how the world is doing to get healthier.center_img WASHINGTON (AP) — Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as possible.Substituting cleaner energy worldwide for coal will reduce air pollution and give Earth a better chance at avoiding dangerous climate change, recommended a global health commission organized by the prestigious British medical journal Lancet. The panel said hundreds of thousands of lives each year are at stake and global warming “threatens to undermine the last half century of gains in development and global health.” “Virtually everything that you want to do to tackle climate change has health benefits,” Costello said. “We’re going to cut heart attacks, strokes, diabetes.”The Lancet commission report came out days after an impassioned plea to fight global warming by Pope Francis and hours after the President Barack Obama’s administration issued a report emphasizing the costs of inaction on climate change and the benefits of doing something now. The Obama administration said if nothing is done, at the turn of the next century about 57,000 Americans will die each year from polluted air and at least another 12,000 yearly from extreme temperatures.“Obama is not a doctor; people trust doctors more,” Costello said.In a companion posting in Lancet, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan also compares fighting climate change to fighting smoking and saving lives. Both Chan and the Lancet commission quote WHO studies that say by 2030 climate change would “be likely to cause about 250,000 additional deaths per year” around the world.Poverty is the main problem and burning coal to produce electricity helps fight that, said National Mining Association spokesman Luke Popovich. He said, “it makes far more sense to support the technologies that make coal cleaner to use than to support policies that would deny its use to those who rightfully want the comforts of civilization.” Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories last_img read more

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