Morocco participates in workshop on fight against transnational threats in Sahel

Dakar – A workshop on “the fight against transnational threats in the Sahel” kicked off Monday in Dakar with the participation of a number of experts and specialists from several international and regional organizations as well as several countries including Morocco.Initiated by the African Centre for Strategic Studies (ACSS), the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, the Senegalese government, this five-day seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss different strategic approaches to fight transnational threats in the region.This meeting, which is also supported by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM ) and the Center for Strategic Studies of the Middle East and the South Asia, also seeks to examine the nature, scope and implications of transnational threats, and to identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of national, regional and international initiatives on the matter. Speaking at the opening session of the workshop, to resume behind closed doors, Senegalese Interior Minister Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, said the challenges in the Sahel region pose a real danger and a threat to international peace and security.“The Sahel is still witnessing multifaceted crises which makes it a breeding ground for criminal networks of all kinds, often maintained by terrorist organizations,” he recalled, noting that such a situation makes the countries of the region increasingly vulnerable to insecurity, resulting from various transnational illicit trafficking, mainly of people, drugs and weapons. read more

Security Council concerned over precarious progress made in West Africa

10 July 2009The Security Council today voiced its concern over the fragile democratic and economic progress achieved in West Africa, which continues to face grave challenges ranging from coups d’état to organized crime. The 15-member body said in a press statement that it welcomes positive steps made towards post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding, but said that “the resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government” and “undemocratic seizures of power” are very worrying.Briefing the Council earlier this week, Said Djinnit, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, pointed out that all recent unconstitutional changes on the continent – with the exception of Madagascar – have occurred in West African nations such as Mauritania and Niger.In its statement today, the Council reiterated the “importance of expeditiously restoring constitutional order including through open and transparent elections.”Illicit drug trafficking and other criminal activities also threaten peace and stability in the region, with the value of trafficked goods in some cases exceeding the gross domestic product (GDP) of West African nations, which are among the world’s poorest. For example, the income derived from illegally selling oil or trafficking cocaine, worth $1 billion annually each, rivals the GDP of Cape Verde and Sierra Leone, according to a new report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).An “approach of shared responsibility” is crucial to addressing the problem, the Council said, welcoming efforts undertaken by West African nations, especially the regional action plan of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).It also welcomed this week’s launch of a new initiative, which seeks to address West Africa’s porous borders, weak governance and corruption, which have been allowed traffickers to operate in a climate of impunity.Called the West Africa Coast Initiative, it is a partnership among UNODC, the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Political Affairs (DPA), along with the ECOWAS and Interpol.Today’s statement also voiced concern over the impact of the global economic downturn on West Africa, given that the region is already tackling obstacles such as food insecurity, climate change and youth unemployment.“The Council encourages continued engagement of financial institutions and development partners to mitigate the adverse effects of the decline in economic growth and other destabilizing factors in West Africa,” it added.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) nations this morning in L’Aquila, Italy, that Africa’s relative isolation from capital markets has not shielded it from the effects of the global recession, cautioning that development progress on the continent is in jeopardy.Africa’s chances of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, are in peril, he said, adding that “the economic and financial crisis has set us back several years.” read more

New guidelines to measure health published by UN agency

In a statement issued in Geneva, WHO said 191 countries had accepted The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health – or ICF — as the international standard to describe and measure health and disability. Using the ICF framework, the UN agency estimates that as much as 500 million healthy life years are lost each year due to disability associated with health conditions. “This is more than half the years that are lost annually due to premature death,” the statement said. While traditional health indicators are based on the death rates of populations, the ICF shifts focus to “life” – how people live with their health conditions and how these can be improved to achieve a productive, fulfilling life. It has implications for medical practice, for law and social policy to improve access and treatment, and for the protection of the rights of individuals and groups. “ICF changes our understanding of disability, which is presented not as a problem of a minority group, nor just of people with a visible impairment or in a wheelchair,” the statement said, noting that the Classification provided a mechanism to document the impact of the social and physical environment on a person’s functioning. For example, when a person with a serious disability finds it difficult to work in a particular building because it does not provide ramps or elevators, the ICF identifies the needed focus of an intervention, i.e. that the building should include those facilities and not that the person be forced out of the job because of an inability to work. The new publication puts all disease and health conditions on an equal footing, irrespective of their cause, taking into account that a person may not be able to attend work because of a cold or angina, but also because of depression. “This neutral approach puts mental disorders on a par with physical illness and has contributed to the recognition and documentation of the world-wide burden of depressive disorders, which is currently the leading cause, worldwide, of life years lost due to disability,” WHO said. The ICF is the result of a seven-year effort involving 65 countries and rigorous scientific studies to ensure that it is applicable across cultures, age groups and genders. read more

Cafe no longer being probed in death of Chris Bermans wife

by The Associated Press Posted Aug 17, 2017 2:36 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cafe no longer being probed in death of Chris Berman’s wife HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut officials say they have closed an investigation of a restaurant after finding no violations in connection with a car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman.The state Liquor Control Division investigated whether 67-year-old Katherine Berman was served alcohol at the Good News Cafe in Woodbury before the May 9 crash. Officials announced Thursday that no violations were found.Restaurant owner Carole Peck said the cafe was closed on the day of the accident.State police and liquor control officials are still investigating the crash.Katherine Berman, of Cheshire, was killed when her vehicle hit the rear of an SUV and flipped over in Woodbury. The 87-year-old SUV driver also died.The results of toxicology tests on Katherine Berman have not been released. read more

Big changes to Big Ten divisions

The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines, two of college football’s fiercest rivals, could meet one another in the Big Ten Football Championship Game at the conclusion of the 2013 regular season. That will no longer be a possibility in 2014, when OSU and Michigan will be realigned to the same division of the Big Ten, according to a report from ESPN. ESPN reported that the conference plans to vote this week to approve a new divisional alignment when the conference expands to 14 teams from 12 in 2014, along with new division names and an expansion of the conference schedule. Under the reported alignment, the often-criticized Legends and Leaders division names will be replaced by geographic designations East and West. OSU and Michigan will both be placed in the East division along with Michigan State, Penn State, Indiana and the conference’s two new additions, Maryland and Rutgers. The West division will consist of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin, according to the report. Brett McMurphy, one of the reporters who broke the story for ESPN, told The Lantern in an email that “it’s not surprising” the conference plans to change the names of its divisions because of negative feedback to those names. “(With) the fact you could split the league in half geographically, it was a fairly easy decision,” McMurphy said. “I think it’s a great long-term decision to split the divisions into East and West.” McMurphy said he does not believe rivalries or competitive balance played a role in the restructuring of the Big Ten but was simply based upon geography. “Some would argue that East is much stronger than West (in college football), but in all conferences one division is usually stronger than the other,” McMurphy said. During a February interview with The Lantern, OSU athletic director Gene Smith said there was a “real lean toward geography” in realigning the conference for 14 teams but added that both he and Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon thought it would be “beneficial to the conference” to have both teams in the same division. The Big Ten did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. OSU football historian Jack Park said in February he thought it would be a positive for the Big Ten to have OSU and Michigan in the same division. “I really think it would be good to do that,” Park said. “I think you’re going to have enough balance with the other good teams that wouldn’t be a problem, although maybe some of the other teams that are in that particular division wouldn’t like that (playing in the same division as both OSU and Michigan).” Not all fans are in favor of OSU and Michigan being on the same side of the conference. “If we (OSU) had a chance to be in a (Big Ten) championship game against them, that would be probably the ultimate game,” said Alex Davidson, a second-year in agricultural engineering. ESPN also reports that the Big Ten plans to expand its conference football game schedule to nine games from eight, which would allow each team to play all six teams in its division plus three from the opposite division each year. Smith said in February that the conference was considering expansion to either a nine- or 10-game conference schedule, but a nine-game schedule was more realistic for the purposes of scheduling stronger non-conference opponents. “We have to have seven home games for our local budget, so there’s a management issue there if you go to 10,” Smith said. “Nine gives us that flexibility to do that, and schedule up, which is what we were doing. Under the proposed schedule expansion, Big Ten teams would alternate between playing five conference games at home and four conference games on the road, and five on the road and four at home, each year. By limiting the schedule expansion to only nine games, Big Ten teams can still schedule a non-conference game on the road in years when they have five conference games and still have seven home games. read more

Death row inmate Smallie and coaccused Catty on trial for businessmans

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related“Smallie”, Nero appear in High Court for businessman’s murder chargeOctober 18, 2017In “Court”Murder accused “Smallie”, Nero to know fate soonFebruary 19, 2019In “Court”Murder accused “Catty” and “Smallie” to know fate soonFebruary 4, 2019In “Court” After nearly 12 years of being behind bars amid trial delays, death row inmate Mark Royden Williams, called “Smallie” along with Sherwin Nero, also known as “Catty” appeared again at the High Court today (Thursday) where a jury was finally empaneled to hear the case regarding the murder of businessman Kumar Singh, called “Mango Man”.Reports were on that fateful night, four gunmen invaded Singh’s Cove and John, East Coast Demerara home during which the businessman was shot and killed.It was in July 2008 that the two suspects were initially charged for the crime. Heavy security was once again visible at court during this week’s hearings.As they denied the killing, a 12-member jury was empaneled before Justice James Bovell-Drakes who will preside over the matter.Attorneys Nigel Hughes and Ashley Henry are representing the defendants who had argued that their matter had not been heard in reasonable time as the Constitution mandates.Williams had escaped prison in July 2017 after being sentenced to death in February for the 2008 Bartica massacre. read more

Man arrested in connection with Robert McCartney murder

first_imgPOLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Robert McCartney in 2005.PSNI detectives arrested the 51-year-old in Jonesborough in Armagh this morning and searched a property in the area.The man has been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.Robert McCartney was beaten and stabbed to death in Belfast in January 2005 after an altercation in a pub in the city.After his death his family went public with their fears that republican paramilitaries were intimidating witnesses and pressuring them not to give evidence about the murder amid claims that the IRA had been involved in his killing.The IRA denied that any involvement in the killing but expelled three of its members shortly afterwards.McCartney’s sisters campaigned for witnesses to speak out and for the truth to come out about the death of their brother. The case put pressure on Sinn Féin at the time as allegations surfaced that the party were involved in obstructing efforts to bring the killers to justice.last_img read more

Turtle Underpass Saves Dozens of Lives Each Year

first_img Why did the turtle cross the road?If it lives near Stevens Point, Wis., it probably didn’t.A Testudine tunnel under Highway 66 offers safe passage for the shelled animals navigating between a local wetlands area and pond.The joint project—by the state departments of Transportation and Natural Resources, as well as the nearby University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus—was installed in 2016.Three years later, the unique underpass has saved the lives of dozens—maybe even hundreds—of turtles. It’s also made the busy thoroughfare safer for human drivers, too.Trafficked by logging trucks, commuters, and family cars, the 55-mph roadway was once a hotpot for turtle mortality, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. A busy intersection next to a hydroelectric dam was a particularly grim spot.A logging truck passes over the turtle underpass on Highway 66 in Wisconsin (via Rob Mentzer/WPR)“There are a lot of (traffic) conflicts without turtles being added to the mix,” biologist Pete Zani told WPR. “Now you add a 30-pound snapping turtle sitting in the middle of the roadway, not budging, and you have a problem.”A herpetologist and professor at UW-Stevens Point, Zani worked with biologists to help design the tunnel—plus a study that would track terrapin fatalities on the road.As of April, only 40 turtles have been killed on the road since 2016.“We went from a really high number,” Zani said, citing 66 turtle deaths in 2015 alone, “to something that in some years is barely reaching double digits.”An initial snag in the design meant the reptiles didn’t recognize the tunnel as a risk-free alternative to getting their kicks on Route 66; all they saw was a dark, uninviting hole.Fencing and a tunnel under Highway 66 in Wisconsin help turtles cross the road safely (via Rob Mentzer/WPR)So Zani added shiny aluminum flashing (often used for weatherproofing) at each entrance, as well as above-tunnel grates to provide extra sunlight.It worked: Turtles have been traveling under the road ever since.Unfortunately, word doesn’t seem to have spread about the crawl space. While some 30 percent of snapping turtles and 20 percent of painted turtles successfully made it through, those numbers haven’t changed year over year.“It doesn’t look like the turtles are learning the tunnel is the way to go,” Zani explained. “They either get it or they don’t.”Or maybe they’re just put off by the other critters frequenting the path, which reportedly also attracts rodents, house cats, mink, skunks, raccoons, and other animals.More on Turtle With Spear Through Head Found in Florida National ParkOfficer Snaps Selfie With Turtle ‘Detained’ For Holding Up TrafficVeterinarians Build LEGO Wheelchair for Turtle Missing Both Back Legs Stay on target Officer Snaps Selfie With Turtle ‘Detained’ for Holding Up Traffic Veterinarians Build Lego Wheelchair for Turtle Missing Both Back Legs last_img read more

Payet hailed Griezmanns impact

first_imgMarseille and Atletico Madrid are about to face in the Europa League final and Dimitri Payet praised his national team teammate Antoine Griezmann as he is the key man for the Spanish side.Griezmann has scored 27 goals this season so far and he helped his team to climb to the second place in the domestic league and to reach the Europa League final – and Payet knows that his team will have to stop him somehow.The former West Ham player spoke about Griezmann’s qualities as he said, according to Sports Keeda:“Grizou is their mister plus. He scores goals and creates them.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“He’s capable of making the difference at any given moment and we’ll have to keep an eye on him the way you would on your milk if you were boiling it.”“They have the experience but we’ve studied our opponents and we’ll know how to take them on.”“We might not be able to play beautiful football throughout but the main thing is to score one more goal than them.”last_img read more

Enjoy The Wilmington Town Museums Summer Season

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Learn what’s happening at the Wilmington Town Museum (430 Salem Street) during its 2018 summer season.SUMMER LUNCH & GAMESFridays: July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, noon to 2pmBring a picnic lunch to the Museum and enjoy old fashioned games like cup and ball, hoop roll, and ring toss. Free. Weather permitting.TOUR THE MUSEUMThursdays & Fridays in July & August, 10am to 2pmWhat was the original Harnden Tavern? Where is the legendary secret hiding space said to be used by runaway slaves? What was it like to live in this house 50, 100 or 200 years ago? What was Wilmington like then? Tour the Museum for a glimpse into the past — experience the house and Wilmington’s history.  Tours are also available by appointment.SUNDAY OPEN HOUSEJuly 8 & August 5, 2pm to 4pmA Wilmington tradition for 30 years! Visit the Town Museum on a relaxed Sunday afternoon — maybe you will see your neighbors there.(NOTE: The above information is from the Town Museum.)Like 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… RelatedWilmington Town Museum Announces Summer Hours & ActivitiesIn “Community”Enjoy The Wilmington Town Museum’s Summer SeasonIn “Government”Enjoy The Wilmington Town Museum’s Summer Season — July 9 To August 7In “Community”last_img read more

The Ravens pull off a gamewinning intentional safety against the Bengals

first_imgHere’s a clip from the previously referenced Longest Yard. The good one with Burt Reynolds, not the crappy one with Adam Sandler. The safety made the score 19-14, but because only defensive penalties can extend the game once the clock has expired, the game was over, despite Baltimore’s mass hold-in.In terms of end-of-game clock management, this play gets 4 Belichicks.The @Ravens ran our “take a safety” punt play just like @Trevorscherm & @zach_swedberg25 did #NorthFootball— Scott Schmelzle (@Schmelzle_Chem) November 28, 2016 It wasn’t the first time Harbaugh engaged in an orthodox punt to bleed the clock at the end of a game. He pulled a similar stunt against the Niners in Super Bowl 47. He wasn’t able to run out the clock against San Francisco, but ran off enough time to clinch the Super Bowl victory. Advertisement Clinging to a 19-12 lead over the Bengals with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter, with the ball at their own 20-yard line, the Ravens faced the prospect of punting, and giving Cincy a faint chance at a return, or possibly a hail mary heave into the endzone as time expired.Instead of kicking the ball away, and leaving the game in the hands of his special teams or defense, Ravens coach John Harbaugh cooked up an outside-the-box gem, straight out of The Longest Yard, that sealed the game for Baltimore.As soon as the ball was snapped to Ravens punter Sam Koch at about the 10, the Baltimore special teamers all blatantly held the Cincinnati defenders and threw them to the ground, refusing to let go of their jerseys.The holding flags began to fly as Koch jogged around the back of the end zone, and eventually stepped out to take the safety as the clock hit :00.last_img read more

VIDEO OJ Simpson granted parole from prison

first_imgO.J. Simpson has been granted parole from Nevada State Prison after serving 9-years of a 33-year sentence for committing armed robbery in a botched attempt to recover what he had deemed stolen memorabilia at a Las Vegas hotel in 2007.Simpson appeared before the parole board video conferencing, and was asked by the board about his crimes, to which he provided a long-winded explanation about what happened on the night of the crime. He eventually stated that he regretted the decisions that led to the crime. His daughter Arnelle Simpson spoke on behalf of her father, as did Bruce Fromong, the victim of the robbery that led to the incarceration.After deliberating during a recess, the board granted his release in a unanimous 4-0 decision. Simpson intends to reside in Florida after his release, which will come in October.OJ lived a conflict free life?— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) July 20, 2017 “I basically have spent a conflict free-life.”‘I am no danger to pull a gun on anybody,’ OJ Simpson says during parole hearing. Watch it live here:— necn (@NECN) July 20, 2017 JUST IN: O.J. Simpson granted parole after serving nearly nine years of his 33-year sentence— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 20, 2017The granting of his parole comes a little over 23 years since the famous white Bronco police chase, which resulted in Simpson’s arrest for the double murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of criminal charges for the murders, but was found liable in civil court in a case brought by the Goldman’s.center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Fused QT Ultrasound 3-D quantitative transmission ultrasound and compounded reflection axial images showing high resolution image of internal organs, tissue, skin and hair of neo-natal piglet. Anatomy courtesy of C. Ruoff, DVM. April 11, 2013 — The EOS imaging system has been installed at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, N.Y., the top-ranked hospital in the United States for orthopedic care (according to U.S. News & World Report), where it will be used to obtain high-quality orthopedic scans with reduced radiation dose.The EOS system provides full-body images of patients in a natural standing or seated position in both 2-D and 3-D, while delivering a radiation dose reported to be nine times lower than that of computed radiography X-ray1and 20 times lower than basic computed tomography (CT) scans2 to support the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle of radiation.The Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS will be incorporating EOS into regular clinical care for both pediatric and adult patients.The EOS system is able to provide a broad range of clinical parameters, allowing for more informed diagnosis, surgical planning and treatment of conditions including scoliosis, degenerative spine diseases and lower limb joint conditions. Recent research has demonstrated the advantages of holistic 3-D imaging with EOS for assessing musculoskeletal alignment, particularly regarding the spine and lower limbs. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Orthopedic Imaging | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: 3-D Printed Hip Fracture and Surgical Repair From CT Scans This is an example of a 3-D printed pelvis that had multiple hip fractures and a second printed pelvis is from a post read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 12, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Announces Autologous Biologics Workshop in Partnership With EmCyte Corp. Konica Minolta Healthcare announced a new autologous biologics workshop in partnership with EmCyte Corp. The workshop… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 19, 2019 MRI and Computer Modeling Reveals How Wrist Bones Move In a just-published Journal of Biomechanics article, the researchers proved a longtime assumption about individuals’… read more Using fast MRI, UC Davis researchers scanned left and right wrists of men and women and used the data to build computer models of the movement of wrist bones. The data could help understand wrist injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Image courtesy of Brent Foster and Abhijit Chaudhari, UC Davis. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 07, 2019 Korean National Training Center Installs Carestream OnSight 3D Extremity System Jincheon National Training Center in Jincheon, South Korea, installed a Carestream OnSight 3D Extremity System at its… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 03, 2019 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Develops Palm-sized 3-D Scoliosis Ultrasound Imaging System The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced the development of a palm-sized 3-D ultrasound imaging system… read more center_img News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 31, 2019 Konica Minolta Releases Sonimage HS1 Ultrasound Software Upgrade Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. released a new software upgrade for the Sonimage HS1 Ultrasound System that… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 29, 2019 Quantitative Transmission Ultrasound Featured at Acoustical Society of America May 29, 2019 — QT Ultrasound recently showcased its advanced… read more 3-D printing fractured hip created in GE Healthcare’s software at HIMSS19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:43Loaded: 22.89%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 11, 2019 Aidoc Earns FDA Approval for AI for C-spine Fractures Radiology artificial intelligence (AI) provider Aidoc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | April 23, 2019 Konica Minolta Dynamic Digital Radiography Receives FDA Clearance Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announced that its Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) technology, introduced at… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | December 14, 2018 Materialise and Carestream Deploying Zero-Footprint Surgical Planning Solution Materialise, in collaboration with Carestream Health, is developing a work-in-progress zero-footprint deployment of… read morelast_img read more

Cubanborn exCIA agent Luis Posada Carriles hospitalized after crash

first_imgMIAMI – Former CIA agent and anti-Communist activistLuis Posada Carriles was hospitalized after he crashed his car into a lamp post and flipped the vehicle, the El Nuevo Herald reported Wednesday.A fierce opponent of Cuba’s Communist regime, Posada Carriles broke his collar bone and cracked several ribs in the accident, his attorney told the Spanish-language newspaper.“He’s not seriously injured, but at the age of 87 any type of accident or incident could be dangerous,” attorney Arturo Hernández told the newspaper.Cuban officials accuse Posada Carriles of masterminding the downing of a Cuban jet off Barbados in 1976 that killed 73 people.Havana also says that he was behind several assassination plots against former President Fidel Castro, and was involved in a 1997 Havana hotel bombing that killed an Italian tourist.In the accident, Posada Carriles said he drove off the highway to avoid an oncoming car, then crashed into the lamp post and flipped his vehicle.The aged former asset, who according to declassified U.S. documents worked for the CIA from 1965 to 1976, has been in the hospital since Aug. 27.A Cuban-born Venezuelan national, Posada Carriles was jailed in Venezuela in 1976 for his alleged role in the Cuban jet crash, but escaped in 1985. He was then sentenced to eight years in jail in Panama for a 2000 bomb plot to assassinate Castro. He served four years before being pardoned.U.S. officials have refused to extradite Posada Carriles to either Cuba or Venezuela, despite extradition requests, on grounds that he could be tortured. Facebook Comments Related posts:My client, a CIA torture victim White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo prison Torture report revives CIA’s rogue image Prosecutor who accused Argentine president is found deadlast_img read more

Raul O Garces AP correspondent dies in Uruguay

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   He also covered the fall of Argentine President Arturo Frondizi and in one of many scoops, beat the competition by six hours with his report that Uruguayan President Juan Maria Bordaberry would be toppled by his own military. Later, when Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner blocked telex cables, Garces went out of his way to take dictation in Buenos Aires from his colleagues in Asuncion.Garces served as correspondent until April of this year when his position was eliminated as part of a restructuring.“I would like to be remembered as someone who always tried to do the best for the AP,” Garces said in 2009 when he was asked about his career. “Despite the passage of so many years, I still keep at it with the same enthusiasm.”His survivors include his mother Carmen Cabrera, wife Maria Teresa Nunez, daughter Maria del Carmen Garces, son-in-law Marcelo Viscarret; and three grandchildren: Tania, Yamila and Imanol Viscarret Garces.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories “When they interrogated me for many hours they tried to get me mixed up in some situation, but I could always demonstrate it wasn’t so, because it wasn’t so: My only guide was my obligation to inform,” Garces said. “I was never an activist of any kind; I didn’t belong to any cause. I went to jail because of my news coverage … for my refusal to agree to censorship.”With AP’s help, Garces fled in 1977 to Buenos Aires, where he continued to write for the agency until the Montevideo correspondency reopened and he moved back home in 1991.Raul Omar Garces Cabrera was born in Montevideo on May 7, 1939, and joined AP as a 17-year-old office boy in 1956, picking up journalism skills along the way. He also kept up side jobs writing for the Uruguayan newspapers El Diario, Sport, Busqueda and La Manana before focusing his work on AP.Garces reported on countless presidential visits, beginning with France’s Charles de Gaulle and Cuba’s Fidel Castro, and developed sources throughout Uruguay. When Ernesto “Che” Guevara came to town, rather than wait in a packed stadium for his speech, Garces knew the real news would happen at the airport, where he talked his way onto the tarmac and witnessed police hustling the Argentine revolutionary out of town. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Sponsored Stories MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) – Raul O. Garces, a veteran Associated Press correspondent who defied military censors and leftist guerrillas as he covered many of the tumultuous events of South America for more than a half-century, died on Saturday from a massive heart attack. He was 73.Garces died at the city’s Spanish Hospital, where he had gone for a checkup, his son-in-law said.For nearly 56 years, Garces covered the top stories in Uruguay and Argentina, where he was forced into an unhappy exile after his determination to report the facts clashed with military censors during Uruguay’s 1973-1985 dictatorship. He also had faced death threats from the country’s leftist Tupamaro guerrillas, and after six arrests, the military told AP managers they would not guarantee his safety. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo If the Arizona Cardinals are going to earn a trip to Super Bowl 50, they will have to do it without the services of Tyrann Mathieu.The cornerback, who has been a catalyst on defense this year, was lost for the season after tearing his ACL in the Cardinals’ 40-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night.It was news Cardinals fans didn’t want to hear following what was supposed to be a joyous occasion. The team had a division-clinching win and the first 12-win season in franchise history. LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals head coach Now the Cardinals will look to move on without the services of one their defensive leaders, something the team has done in the past with other key injures, but nevertheless it’s going to hard to replace Mathieu.But before Arizona begins to move on without the Honey Badger, let’s take a look at his impact on the team by looking at the loss By the Numbers.5At the time of his injury, Mathieu had five interceptions on the season which tied him with five other players for sixth among NFL leaders. The good news is teammate Rashad Johnson also has five interceptions on the year and will be someone Arizona will look upon to carry the load in the wake of Mathieu’s absence.89While the interceptions will be missed, probably the biggest impact Mathieu had on the team was his 89 tackles, which ranks him second on the team behind Deone Bucannon.14In 14 games played this season, Mathieu was enjoying career year. In his brief three-year career, Mathieu has recorded 195 tackles and eight interceptions while being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 3 and the conference’s Defensive Player of the Month in November.2This is the second major knee injury Mathieu has suffered in three years as a pro, as he tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee as a rookie in 2013. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. 31Thirty-one of Mathieu’s 89 tackles occurred when opponents were driving in Cardinals’ territory, including eight tackles inside the red-zone. – / 14center_img Top Stories Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright (17) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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