UK leader addressing UN debate calls for grand global nuclear bargain

Addressing the annual high-level debate at the Assembly, Mr. Brown proposed that countries with nuclear weapons offer energy in exchange for other countries renouncing plans to acquire such weapons.With the current number of nations with nuclear weapons believed to be nine, Mr. Brown said there was a “real and present danger” that more countries and even terrorists will acquire them.“We are at a moment of danger when decades of preventing proliferation could be overturned by [a] damaging rise in proliferation,” he noted.To counter this, the leader of the UK, a nuclear power, suggested a bargain, with the country helping non-nuclear States acquire what former United States president Dwight Eisenhower called “atoms for peace” in the form of civil nuclear energy.“With others we will be prepared to sponsor a uranium bank outside these countries to help them access civil nuclear power,” Mr. Brown said.But “let there be no ambiguity. Iran and North Korea must know that the world will be even tougher and we are ready to consider further sanctions,” he said, adding that the onus is on non-nuclear countries to prove they are not developing nuclear weapons.For their part, countries with nuclear weapons must work towards reducing their stockpiles, as the United Nations-backed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) intends, the Prime Minister stated, with the UK is currently looking into cutting back the number of its own nuclear submarines from four to three.Nuclear proliferation is one of five urgent challenges – the others being climate change, terrorism, poverty and shared prosperity – which he characterized as “epoch-making.”The world is entering a critical six-month period “which may prove even more testing for international cooperation,” Mr. Brown told the dozens of heads of State and government assembled at UN Headquarters in New York.“Once again we are at a point of no return,” he warned. In spite of the “unprecedented unity that has defined the past year,” the Prime Minister warned that “we cannot be complacent.” 23 September 2009United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown today proposed a “grand global bargain” between nations that have nuclear weapons and nations that do not, telling the General Assembly that the world was facing a renewed threat of proliferation. read more

Syria samples collected at site of alleged chemical weapons use to reach

“Since the return of the Mission last Saturday, the UN team worked around the clock to finalise the preparations of the samples in view of their shipment to the designated laboratories,” the spokesperson said in a note to correspondents. “The samples were shipped this afternoon from The Hague and will reach their destination within hours,” the note continued.It added that the designated laboratories are prepared to begin the analyses “immediately after receipt of samples.” The spokesperson had said that the analyses would be conducted in laboratories in Europe “strictly adhering to the highest established standards of verification recognized by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons [OPCW].” Once completed, a report will be given to Mr. Ban who will share the results with the 193-Member States, and the 15-member Security Council.Mr. Ban has remained in close contact with the five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, according to his spokesperson. He is due to brief the 10 non-permanent members of the Security Council on the latest developments tomorrow morning. Also tomorrow, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane will brief Member States that had written to Mr. Ban requesting the investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Ghouta area of Damascus on 21 August.The site was inspected by the team, led by Swedish scientist Dr. Åke Sellström, who spoke by telephone yesterday with Mr. Ban. At the time, Mr. Ban asked Mr. Sellström to expedite the mission’s analysis of the samples and information it had obtained without jeopardizing the scientific timelines required for accurate analysis, and to report the results to him as soon as possible. read more

Traffic circle access restricted due to construction

Water main construction today (Wednesday, July 7) required the closure of University Road from the north traffic circle, meaning vehicles could not access the north entrance and exit of Parking Lot A.Work on this phase of the job was expected to be completed by end of day, and the University Road access reopened by about 5 p.m.However, the road will need to be temporarily closed on other dates in the next week or so. Notification of those closures will be communicated as the contractor confirms the dates.During these interruptions, the traffic circle remains accessible for traffic to Greenhouse Lane and Ray Woodfield Drive.Please exercise caution while moving around these construction areas. Updates on campus construction progress can be found at brocku.ca/constructionAnyone with concerns regarding this work can contact Joanne Phelan of Facilities Management at 905-688-5550 x3717 or facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or David Main, MHPM Project Managers at dmain@mhpm.com read more

Cowboys Receiver Dez Bryant Granted Permission to Stay Out

The Dallas Cowboys granted permission for wide receiver Dez Bryant to stay out past his midnight curfew Saturday morning in Dallas, Texas.Reports from several media outlets brought attention to the battered wideout, who is questionable for Sunday’s night game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a hip injury, after DJklassik posted pictures on Twitter with him attending a nightclub Friday night.Bryant is under several strict guidelines put forth by the Cowboys and his adviser David Wells after July arrest for a Class A misdemeanor charge for domestic violence involving his mother. Those guidelines include a midnight curfew, no drinking and no appearances in stripclubs or nightclubs without proper arrival.Bryant received approval from Wells to attend a Dallas nightclub with former Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West and Josh Howard for his birthday celebration, accompanied with security personnel.“He had a security person there with him and some of his teammates were there too,” Wells said Saturday morning before leaving for Atlanta, where the Cowboys play the Falcons on Sunday night.Bryant is one of the Cowboys prized receivers, with 41 catches for 488 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Even though his numbers are average, Bryant has been inconsistent at time this season. He has had several drops, one that could have led to a game winning touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.Earlier in the week Bryant told ESPNDallas that the time has come to reach his potential as a Cowboy.“I feel like now, it’s about time,” Bryant said Thursday. “It’s about time.”One of the biggest mistakes as a Cowboy receiver for Bryant came last week in a loss against the New York Giants, where he fumbled a punt that led to a Giants touchdown. The Cowboys immediately replaced him with Dwayne Harris on punt return duties.“I’m not Superman or anything like that,” Bryant said this week. “Sometimes I feel like things happen and it’s all about how I respond to those bad situations. Do I learn from them. Do I keep making the same mistakes? I feel like I do a good job learning from my mistakes.”Bryant received another blow this week when the Dallas County District Attorney’s office announced they would not drop the domestic violence charge against him and will continue the investigation. read more

Escaped London Zoo gorilla got through two unlocked doors and downed five

first_imgThe incursion into the zookeeper area culminated in Kumbuka glugging five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash, before being tranquillised and moved back to safety, an in-house investigation into the incident said.Despite the animal’s security breach, Professor Field said the whole affair was “less dramatic than some would have you believe”.He added: “I can certainly tell you that there were no broken locks, Kumbuka did not smash any windows, he was never ‘on the loose’, and his normal gorilla posturing reported by visitors earlier in the day was unrelated to the incident.” Professor Field wrote: “Thanks to the incredibly close bond and relationship shared by the zookeeper and Kumbuka, the zookeeper was able to continually reassure Kumbuka, talking to him calmly and in the same light-hearted tone he would always use, as he removed himself from the area.”Staff raised the alarm that triggered our standard escape response, while Kumbuka briefly explored the zookeeper area next door to his den, where he opened and drank five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash. “Kumbuka was immediately contained in the non-public area by quick-thinking zookeepers responding to the alarm, where he was tranquilised and moved back into his den.”He added that the human error which facilitated the escape was rare and the risk of mechanical failure meant having an automated security system posed a “greater” threat. Kumbuka the male gorilla at London Zoo Kumbuka the gorilla Kumbuka got through two doorsCredit:Eddie Mulholland Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Kumbuka was obviously feeling thirsty when he escaped Credit:Eddie Mulholland  London Zoo The incident took place at London ZooCredit:Matt Dunham /AP The 29 stone silverback gorilla whose escape sent London Zoo into lockdown made an “opportunistic” exit through two unlocked doors into a corridor where a keeper was working, the zoo said.Professor David Field, the ZSL’s zoological director, said Kumbuka was kept calm by the member of staff, with whom he had a “close bond”.Armed police were called to the central London attraction and visitors were evacuated when the alarm was raised following the ape’s bid for freedom on October 13. Kumbuka’s daring escape began after he was called into his enclosure for dinner shortly after 5pm.The 29st “alpha male” of the zoo’s troop then found the door to his area was unlocked and a second door had yet to be secured, leading him to come face-to-face with the zookeeper.last_img read more

A campaign is underway to bring Napoleons horse back to north Cork

first_img Source: National Army Museum/Twitter 16,428 Views Feb 13th 2017, 9:16 PM Napoleon Crossing The Alps by Jacques-Louis David THE WAR HORSE of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte could be set to return to north Cork, after a local councillor started a campaign to bring Marengo back to where he was first sold over 200 years ago.Fianna Fáil councillor Bernard Moynihan believes returning the remains of the famed horse to the town of Buttevant would be an excellent way of boosting tourism in the area, which is the site of the annual Cahirmee Horse Fair.However, standing in the way of the bones of Marengo returning to Cork are its current owners National Army Museum in Chelsea in London, and a rival claim from the Bartlemy horse fair, around 40km away. Monday 13 Feb 2017, 9:16 PM Source: Brandon Waselnuk/Twitter Share66 Tweet Email Napoleon Crossing The Alps by Jacques-Louis David Image: Brandon Waselnuk via Twitter A letter was sent to the National Army Museum in Chelsea last Wednesday, and the council are awaiting its reply.“We need to look at every possible avenue to create tourism,” Moynihan added.Read: President Higgins to make history as he visits FARC guerilla decommissioning siteRead: Dispelling the myths about the bombing of Nelson’s Pillar http://jrnl.ie/3238379 center_img Image: Brandon Waselnuk via Twitter Speaking to Patricia Messenger on C103′s Cork Today show, Moynihan said: “The horse Marengo, I have it from several local historians, that we should get this horse back to Buttevant where it was originally sold at the famous Cahirmee Fair.It would be a huge tourist attraction. It’s in the National Army Museum in Chelsea. They have it. It’s not attracting tourists there. It has huge potential here in Ireland. We’re trying to rejuvenate tourism here in north Cork, with the Blackwater valley.“It’s not a far fetched idea. It’s something I’ve thought through. It has potential for the north Cork area and for tourism.”There is a fight on, however, as there is another school of thought which says that Marengo was bought at Bartlemy Horse Fair, some 40km away from Buttevant.“Well you know, I’ve had no contact with Bartlemy on this issue,” Moynihan said. “I’m working on the absolute, verifiable facts I have from local historians that Marengo was sold at Cahirmee Fair.”Marengo is said to have carried Napoleon into famous battles such as the Battle of Waterloo.The horse survived the colds of Moscow, and survived the French retreat from Russia in 1812.The horse passed into British hands after the Battle of Waterloo, and lived until the year 1831 when his remains were preserved and later passed to the Royal United Services Institute.Marengo is believed to be the horse captured in paintings such as Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David. 32 Comments Short URL Lots of #HeritageTreasures going in the #NewNAM. Here’s Marengo, Napoleon’s Horse, being conserved by @NHM_London. https://t.co/Ced3YMD4xa pic.twitter.com/5h3tNhQdch— National Army Museum (@NAM_London) January 12, 2017 A campaign is underway to bring Napoleon’s horse back to north Cork The move is part of a bid to boost tourism in the area. Saw The Kiss today alongside this piece, Napoleon Crossing The Alps, today. https://t.co/tz5TZ204A4 pic.twitter.com/JS3ELm5xei— Brandon Waselnuk (@BrandonWaselnuk) January 20, 2017 By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Nucléaire lASN insiste sur la prise en compte de la rupture des

first_imgNucléaire : l’ASN insiste sur la prise en compte de la rupture des diguesLundi, l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) a rappelé à l’ordre les exploitants d’installations nucléaires quant à la méthodologie qu’ils entendent suivre lors des tests de sûreté de leurs sites. Elle insiste particulièrement sur la nécessité de prendre en compte le risque de catastrophe naturelle, et notamment de rupture de digues.Dans le cadre de l’audit qu’elle est chargée de réaliser sur tous les sites nucléaires du pays, l’Autorité de Sûreté nucléaire (ASN) a demandé aux exploitants de rédiger d’ici au 1er juin une “note méthodologique” détaillant la façon dont ils entendent mener les évaluations de sûreté de leur site. Dans un communiqué relayé par le site Sciences et Avenir, l’Autorité dit avoir “considéré que les démarches méthodologiques soumises par les exploitants étaient globalement satisfaisantes”. Toutefois souligne le texte, les exploitants devront se conformer aux “demandes formulées par l’ASN”.À lire aussiCes effrayantes images démontrent l’impressionnant pouvoir de la natureParmi ces demandes, l’Autorité insiste sur “l’évaluation des marges de sûreté”, comme sur la “robustesse face à l’inondation et la prise en compte du cumul séisme et inondation”. L’ASN souhaite notamment voir les tests de sûreté prendre en compte les impacts que pourraient avoir la rupture des digues du grand canal d’Alsace, situé près de la centrale de Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin), celle des digues du canal de Donzère, près du site de Tricastin, et enfin du canal de Provence, qui coule à proximité de la centrale de Cadarache.Les exploitants, à savoir EDF et Areva, comme le Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et l’Institut Laue-Langevin de Grenoble, devront rendre leur premier rapport sur les évaluations le 15 septembre prochain. L’ASN devrait en avoir achevé l’examen à la fin du mois de novembre. Comme le souligne l’Autorité, ces premiers tests “constituent la première étape du processus de retour d’expérience après l’accident de Fukushima”. Un processus qui demandera plusieurs années.Le 26 juillet 2011 à 17:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This LifeSized Devilman Statue is Awesome and Awesomely Expensive

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Devilman is one of the coolest anime and manga characters around, and a life-sized replica of the hero would certainly make for an eye-catching display in your home. One of his famous poses finds him sitting, pondering something, on Tokyo Tower, which you’ll see in several smaller toys and figures. But there’s one huge life-sized version that you can pick up as well if your money is burning a hole in your pocket, or if you happen to own a large home or mansion in which to display it.そうだ、今なら「のん」こと元能年玲奈はデビルマン演れる。エンディングだけでも見たい。東京タワーに腕組みして座ってるアレ。「誰も知らない 知られちゃいけない のんが誰なのか」「何も言えない 話しちゃいけない のんが誰なのか」 pic.twitter.com/fvZuspcxTX— ゾルゲ市蔵 (@zolge1) February 12, 2017In case you’re unfamiliar with Devilman, it’s a series from Go Nagai that follows a young man who ends up being turned into a “devilman” (half human, half devil) and combats demons who want to take over the world. Akira Fudo is Devilman himself, though you wouldn’t know it just by looking at the superpowered version of the character.くっそかっこいー! pic.twitter.com/49XU2L4h3Y— やっしゅ (@ya_5hz) April 16, 2018If you want to make this huge version of Devilman your own, it is for sale, however. You can make a sojourn to Japan to go to the hobby shop Jungle and make it yours for a whopping $3,505, which is understandably prohibitively expensive, but how awesome would this looking sitting in a chair in your home? You could then watch Devilman and Devilman Crybaby as well as all the other spinoffs and OVAs with your big, oversized half-devil, half-human pal.If you do go out and spend all that cash on this figure, don’t come back and blame us for your rash decisions — you know you agreed it was a cool idea before you even decided to do it. And certainly don’t buy one for me, too. That would be an awful idea, wouldn’t it? Stay on targetcenter_img Devilman Crybaby Is Netflix’s First Anime MasterpieceDevilman Crybaby Targeting A 2018 Release on Netflix last_img read more

Apple adding support for PS4 Xbox One controllers to iOS TVOS and

first_img Apple WWDC 2019 WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote reading • Apple adding support for PS4, Xbox One controllers to iOS, TVOS and MacOS Crutchfield Apple launched its Arcade gaming subscription service at an event in March that rounds up exclusive games for the Apple TV, MacOS and iOS.”Apple Arcade is also going to look amazing on the Apple TV 4K this fall,” Cook said. Comments Now playing: Watch this: Microsoft Sony Apple See All Read more: Apple TV gets multi-user feature on TV and Apple Music appsThe event comes as software and services are taking on even greater importance for Apple. The company still sells millions of iPhones every quarter, but sales aren’t soaring like they used to. People are holding onto their devices for longer, which makes it important to give them services that get them paying monthly. Apple has made augmented reality, mobile payments, streaming music and other areas into key focuses over the past couple of years.This is a developing story. Follow our WWDC liveblog, and see all of today’s Apple news.CNET’s Shara Tibken and Eli Blumenthal contributed to this story. Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better See it See also Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now 3 See It Xbox One controllers will be supported by Apple TV. James Martin/CNET Apple announced that the Apple TV will soon be compatible with Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 controllers, with support also coming to iOS 13 and MacOS Catalina as well.”We’re extending support to the two best and most popular game controllers available — the Xbox One S, and the PlayStation 4,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at WWDC 2019. Best Buy $169 $179 Apple has yet to announce if all of the controllers’ features — such as rumble or headphone out — will be supported.center_img Tags Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) $179 WWDC 2019 Apple Event Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad Apple announces multiuser and controller support for… Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? Apple TV 4K $179 See It • Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gaming Share your voice 46 Photos See It 3:10 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Media Streamers Consoles Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them nowlast_img read more

Amid Squalor and Debris Michaels Survivors Cling to Motel

first_imgBy JAY REEVES, Associated PressPANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael.Families huddle under makeshift tents and in breezeways strewn with broken glass and roofing fragments, seeking escape from Florida’s midday sun. They line up in a parking lot for food and water whenever volunteers and church groups stop by. There’s been no power in a week, and the water has been out for days.Residents walk past roofing debris at the damaged American Quality Lodge where they continue to live in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Michael’s winds of as much as 155 mph (nearly 250 kph) ripped much of the roof off the two-story motel, and rain that flooded the upper level dripped down to the first floor. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Nighttime means relief from the heat, but also brings the threat of looters. Residents say people have stolen money, jewelry, food and even rain-soaked clothes from rooms ripped apart and left open to the elements by Michael.“Basically, if you were living here before the storm you were homeless. This was our last resort,” said Jeannie Holcombe, who has been at the motel a few months with her husband, Jason. “It’s worse now.”Michael’s winds of as much as 155 mph (250 kph) ripped much of the roof off the two-story red-brick motel, which is just miles from the white sands of Panama City Beach. Rain flooded the upper level and dripped down to the first floor. The place looks absolutely shattered, with tarps strung from the second-floor balcony providing some shade.Rooms reek with the pungent smell of wet clothes and perspiration; windows are missing from many.Long-term residents, who pay out about $180 a week per room, abandoned blown-out rooms for ones with fewer leaks or doors that will shut. Other people simply showed up from surrounding areas and settled in. Some asked permission, others didn’t.Joe Donahue, who works for a company that was taking over management of the motel as Michael struck, has been driving store-to-store in search of supplies water, and feminine products for the women. He said he doesn’t mind people staying there for now.“I have no place to send them because everything is booked,” he said. “It’s a nightmare.”Vicki and her husband Wes Allen are stuck at the 135-room motel with their three children, including 17-year-old Allison Allen, who is seven months pregnant. Someone pilfered $21 that was set aside for her unborn daughter, they said.“It’s not like it’s a huge amount of money, but that would have been a couple outfits for her,” said Allison, whose twin sister Kristin is also at the motel along with their older brother, Wes Allen Jr.Residents credit their father with risking his life to rescue 10 people during the worst of the storm, helping them leave rooms torn to shreds by the wind.Four family members sometimes use wheelchairs because of back problems. The sidewalks and walkways littered with storm debris make it hard for them to get around. The grassy courtyard is filled with sticky tarpaper from the roof, shattered lumber, empty drink cans and bed linens blown outside by Michael.After getting permission from the Holcombe couple, Bill Yourn resorted to salvaging pennies from the floors and drawers of their shattered rooms. He had to climb through a broken window and walk across a soggy floor littered with shards of glass and personal items like deodorant, hair care products and clothes.“Life’s not great,” he said after eating lunch: a can of tuna scooped with a borrowed spoon.The water came back on a couple of days ago, providing a morale boost, and utility crews are installing new power poles just across the street. But Donahue said the motel is so badly damaged, it wouldn’t be safe to turn on the power even if electricity were available.Residents say police and firefighters have been by to make sure the people are safe, but these survivors say they didn’t bother to report any of the looting at the motel, because the first-responders seem so busy.Someone from FEMA also visited, they said, but no one has offered them any better alternatives yet.And so they sit, most without transportation and many without phones for communication, waiting for a fresh delivery of food and water. Some trade cigarettes for other items. One man filled an inflatable kiddie pool, shaped like a pirate ship, to provide a place for youngsters to play.From her wheelchair, Vicki Allen considered their fate.“Six days after Michael came through and tore up everything, we’re still here,” she said.The hero of the American Quality Lodge, the man who plucked vulnerable residents to safety during Michael, chimed in.“We can’t stay here like this too much longer,” said Wes Allen, 48.last_img read more

Apple Seeks Bigger Bite of Chinas Massive Mobile Market

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min read Register Now » In America, Apple’s iPhone ushered in a new era of smart devices, revolutionizing the digital landscape as we know it–and racking up billions in the process. But will the product, launched roughly six years ago, have a similar impact on the rapidly expansive Chinese market?In a highly-anticipated, multi-year deal inked with China Mobile, Apple will roll out its latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on January 17 to the carrier’s network of 760 million consumers–the largest wireless network in the world.While Apple has already sold approximately 23 million iPhones in China through the second and third largest carriers in the country–China Unicom and China Telecom, respectively–China Mobile more than doubles the reach of both competitors combined.Related: Apple Becomes China’s Third Highest Smartphone DistributorThough the Cupertino-headquartered brand boasts an almost-mythical status stateside and throughout much of Europe, its late arrival to China means steep competition from locally-manufactured, cheaper devices that utilize the nemesis Android operating system.And in China–unlike in America–there are actually more mobile applications available for Android users than there are in Apple’s App Store.Pricing details will be available at a later date, Apple said, and devices will be sold within its own retail stores as well as China Mobile locations. Customers can pre-register as of Christmas day on China Mobile’s website.”We can’t think of a better way to welcome in the Chinese New Year than getting an iPhone into the hands of every China Mobile customer who wants one,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.Related: How to Do Business in Chinacenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. December 23, 2013last_img read more

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first_imgTomTec-Arena combines TomTec’s entire cardiology and radiology application portfolio in one product. It can analyze standard 2-D DICOM as well as 2-D and 3-D proprietary data formats from Philips, GE, Siemens, Toshiba and others. Related Content Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. 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 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 Technology | December 10, 2013 TomTec Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TomTec-Arena Software For more information: www.tomtec.de, www.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 December 10, 2013 — TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new TomTec-Arena software solution. 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 Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more TomTec-Arena is a suite of clinical applications that review, analyze and quantify medical image data in multiple dimensions (2-D and 3-D/4-D) as well as from multiple modalities such as ultrasound, angiography, magnetic resonance (MR) and nuclear.center_img “This new product helps radiologists and cardiologists to optimize their workflow towards clinical outcome and efficiency,” said Gregor Malischnig, manager of the healthcare IT business unit, TomTec. “It offers a wide range of routine and advanced measurements for various clinical questions.” Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare “Time efficient image review, measurements and analysis plays a very important role to improve the clinical workflow,” said Bernhard Mumm, president and chief medical officer, TomTec. “TomTec-Arena has been developed to be integrated into our PACS partner systems as well as into our Image-Arena platform.” Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more TomTec present its solutions for radiology and cardiology ultrasound and the new TomTec-Arena package at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago.  Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more last_img read more

US inconsistent in pressing Chinas banks on secrecy

first_imgSpecial agents were able to buy counterfeit jerseys for, among others, the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, the Baltimore Orioles, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Bears.“We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to target these unscrupulous operators where it hurts them most — at the bank,” U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen said in a statement at the time.The counterfeiters’ money wasn’t actually in the United States. It was in China. But the Bank of China and ICBC themselves maintain bank accounts in America. U.S. law allows the government — but not private companies — to seize funds from such correspondent accounts to make up for dirty money a bank may be holding, out-of-reach overseas.The Bank of China and ICBC showed in court documents that the alleged counterfeiters’ accounts had relatively low balances at the time of the lawsuit, so the U.S. Treasury Department had to return most of the funds it had seized. The Treasury was able to keep $130,945.50 of the initial $2.3 million.Gucci and Tiffany & Co., which have waged years of expensive but ineffective lawsuits against online counterfeiters, have been trying to do a similar thing. They are fighting the Bank of China and ICBC in federal court in New York to force the banks to produce account information and freeze counterfeiters’ funds in China. The banks refuse, saying compliance would put them in conflict with China’s bank secrecy laws. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too On one hand, the U.S. Justice Department has sued Chinese banks, seizing the assets of counterfeiters under a law that gives the government the power to do so. On the other hand, the Justice Department, under pressure from China, has argued that U.S. courts should more carefully consider China’s sovereign interests before ordering Chinese banks to freeze counterfeiters’ funds on behalf of private companies.Geoffrey Potter, a partner at New York’s Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler law firm, said brand owners should lobby Congress to let private companies have greater power to seize counterfeiters’ funds, like the government does.“To state the obvious, criminals manufacture and sell counterfeits to make money,” Potter said. “Thus, you will deter the counterfeiters to the extent that you can limit or eliminate their ability to get paid.”The lack of legal cooperation between China and the West has allowed counterfeiters to use Chinese banks as financial shelters, The Associated Press showed in an article last week. Four of China’s top five government-controlled banks — the Bank of China, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the Bank of Communications and the Agricultural Bank of China — along with the smaller China Merchants Bank have all been identified in U.S. lawsuits and investigations as facilitating credit card payments for online sales of fake goods or holding accounts for alleged counterfeiters. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top holiday drink recipes The Justice Department declined to comment on the inconsistency, or whether it would use its power to file more lawsuits to seize counterfeiters’ funds held at Chinese banks.U.S. law draws a distinction between private and public interests, granting the government more sweeping powers than the private sector. The Justice Department, in coordination with the State Department and the Treasury Department, must evaluate how seizing U.S.-based assets of a foreign bank will impact the relationship with the foreign government before proceeding.Such cases, “will be approved only if there are no other viable alternative means” of getting the tainted funds, Justice Department policy guidelines say. “It, therefore, should be considered only as a last resort.”__Associated Press writer Louise Watt contributed from Beijing.__Kinetz can be reached at –http://twitter.com/ekinetzCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. China’s Foreign Ministry declined to comment Friday, saying the issue did not fall under its remit.The banks do not dispute that the accused counterfeiters held accounts, but refuse to comply with U.S. court orders to freeze funds or disclose information about accounts in China, saying that would violate bank secrecy laws. The banks say they are committed to fighting counterfeiting, have broken no laws, and are caught in a jurisdictional dispute between China and the United States. Chinese regulators say the only legal ways to freeze funds or get information about accounts in China is through Chinese courts or the Hague Evidence Convention, both of which critics dismiss as too cumbersome.“It could make a sea change if you could get that type of information and seize those funds,” said Robert Barchiesi, the president of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, a non-profit industry group whose members include Eli Lilly & Co. and DuPont.In 2012, the U.S. Justice Department seemed to agree.That year, it filed two separate lawsuits against the Bank of China and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), seizing $2.3 million in counterfeiting proceeds it said had been wired to accounts at the two banks in China. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement SHANGHAI (AP) — Counterfeiters use several of China’s largest state banks as safe havens, relying on them to process credit card payments or move money beyond the reach of law enforcement in the United States, where many fake products are sold online. But the U.S. government has not taken a clear stand on whether to push Chinese banks to be more cooperative in tracing and seizing counterfeiters’ money. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories People walk past a Bank of China branch as customers wait to use ATMs in Beijing Monday, May 11, 2015. Bank of China is one of several large, state-owned Chinese banks that has been identified, in U.S. lawsuits and investigations, as facilitating credit card payments for online sales of fake goods or holding accounts for alleged counterfeiters. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Chinese regulators, diplomats and courts have uniformly backed the Chinese banks’ position.In a May 2013 letter, the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. urged the U.S. State Department to “take concrete actions to safeguard the overall interest of the judicial and law enforcement cooperation between the two countries.” The embassy asked the U.S. to “intervene” in the Gucci and Tiffany cases, by filing a brief admonishing U.S. courts to “respect China’s sovereignty and laws.”One year later, the U.S. Justice Department did just that. In a May 2014 friend of the court brief for the Gucci and Tiffany lawsuits, the Justice Department argued that U.S. courts must consider more carefully whether it is reasonable to force Chinese banks to freeze client accounts in violation of Chinese law — despite the fact that the U.S. government itself had seized counterfeiters’ money from Chinese banks two years earlier.Statements by foreign governments on their “sovereign interests are to be respectfully received and evaluated,” the Justice Department brief said. The district court, the brief added, was wrong to dismiss the banks’ efforts to block asset freeze orders that conflicted with Chinese law without further review. 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

Sichuan Tourism Administration promotes tourism from India to China

first_imgSubsequent to the announcement of beginning of China-India Tourism Year in India in January 2016, a move basis the decision jointly taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to enhance tourism between the countries, a delegation from China and the Tourism Administration of Sichuan, one of the largest provinces of China held conference in New Delhi to boost tourism from India to Sichuan.Known for its Giant Pandas and world famous spicy cuisine, Sichuan, and its tourism administration aimed through this conference  to spread better awareness about the province amongst Indian travellers with its tagline as ‘Sichuan – More than Pandas’.At the conference, Sichuan Tourism Administration highlighted the province to be home to not only the giant pandas but also to diverse art and culture, breathtaking natural beauty, unique culinary, ancient history and  vast resources which make it the tourism cynosure of China.Speaking on the occasion, Wang Ning, remarked, “In 2015, Sichuan gained total revenue of 62.10 billion Yuan from tourism, an increase of 27%. Now we are making efforts to build Sichuan as an economically powerful province and a world tourist base. Both India and Sichuan are a fascinating tourism destination. Just like India, Sichuan has rich ancient heritage, cultural diversity and centuries old civilization which we take immense pride in. I am hopeful that the Conference will help Indian people better understand Sichuan and create a positive atmosphere for the tourism in Sichuan from India. We are expecting a 20 percent growth in the number of Indian visitors to Sichuan in 2016.”At the conference, Sichuan Tourism Administration also unveiled the trial measures and the incentive programmes planned to be soon launched by Sichuan Tourism Administration for India including an incentive programme for Chartered Flight, an incentive programme for selling Sichuan Tourism related products and incentive programme for organising tourism amongst others.Ming Song, Deputy Director General, Sichuan Tourism Administration who was also present at the conference said, “With its picturesque scenery, rich wildlife, unique religious beliefs, rustic folk customs and magnificent history, Sichuan is a magical land for traveller who feels after coming to Sichuan that living in utopia is no longer a distant dream.” He further added that “This Conference is an important launching pad for us to boost tourism from India to Sichuan and is a precursor of an action plan that includes a number of incentives and trial measures for travellers as well as tour operators from India.”The conference concluded with the signing of an agreement between three major Indian outbound tour operators and Chengdu Anyi International Travel Service Co. Ltd, China.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Cleveland Browns had already secured the first overall pick in the 2018 draft prior to finishing 2017 with a 0-16 record. The New York Giants (3-13), Indianapolis Colts (4-12), Browns (via the Houston Texans) and Denver Broncos (5-11) round out the top-five of the upcoming NFL Draft.2018 NFL Draft order1. Cleveland Browns2. New York Giants3. Indianapolis Colts4. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans)5. Denver Broncos6. New York Jets7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers8. Chicago Bears9. San Francisco 49ers (coin flip*)10. Oakland Raiders (coin flip*)11. Miami Dolphins12. Cincinnati Bengals13. Washington (coin flip*)14. Green Bay Packers (coin flip*)15. Arizona Cardinals16. Baltimore Ravens17. Los Angeles Chargers18. Seattle Seahawks19. Dallas Cowboys20. Detroit LionsWhile the first 20 selections are now set barring several ties that will be broken by coin flips, picks 21-32 will be determined by playoff results. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, right, is tackled by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell, center, as cornerback Justin Coleman (28) closes in during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) The Arizona Cardinals’ win over the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 finale evened their win-loss columns at 8-8. As the only NFL team to finish the regular season at .500, they earned the 15th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.The draft order was finalized as the regular season came to an end with the Week 17 afternoon games wrapping at the same time.Among those outcomes, the Cardinals beat the Seahawks, 26-24, at CenturyLink Field on Sunday to give Bruce Arians his 50th victory as Arizona’s coach. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img 8 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-889-0130 ErrorOKlast_img read more

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first_imgA new online Flight Search service was launched on Tuesday on Cyprus’ airport operator Hermes’ website.The service will display services to and from Larnaca and Paphos airports, Hermes said in a statement.Anyone interested in using the service can visit the website: www.hermesairports.com/en/larnakahome/destination-map-lca, where they can add the travel dates and any destination in the world, to find out flight availability.“The system displays all the possible options or routes available to the public and transfers the user directly to the linked airline and its website in order to book a ticket or to further explore his/her choices, based on the airline’s specific flight schedule,” the statement said.Hermes Airports said that the platform will offer the public with information regarding departures, arrivals, information concerning the airlines and their routes, as well as, other services offered by the island’s airports.You May LikeKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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[or] Use the Service for excessively high volume data transfers" These "non-neutral" restrictions imposed by my current ISP do not threaten me nor economic innovation consumer welfare or the life of the Internet Title II would Thomas W Hazlett is HH Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics at Clemson University where he also heads the Information Economy Project He formerly served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsThere was a renewed pledge to cut greenhouse gases by the US and China the worlds two biggest polluters Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiled for the cameras in a makeup session for previous chilly meetings But for all of Beijings assiduous preparation for the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Hangzhou that convened world leaders in the lakeside Chinese city diplomatic wrangles and unrealized ambitions dominated the proceedings The Chinese government gave grand import to the Sept 4 to 5 meeting with the official motto: “Towards an innovative invigorated interconnected and inclusive world economy” "Against risks and challenges facing the world economy" President Xi said in Hangzhou "the international community has high expectations of the G-20 in the Hangzhou summit" Nevertheless controversy dogged the meeting from the moment Barack Obama emerged from Air Force One for what will likely be his last trip to Asia as US President Because of a fracas over what stairs he would use to exit his plane Obama ended up exiting via the belly of the aircraft rather than receiving a grand reception from the higher door as is normally the case with visiting heads of state Read More: Chinas Hangzhou Clears Out Pests and People as It Prepares to Host the G20 Summit Both sides say that the incident resulted from a dispute over whether a non-English-speaking driver could roll a stairway up to Air Force One "I think if only the American group had respected the working arrangements first made with China then this wouldn’t have occurred" said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Monday But there is disagreement over why another staircase which the US ships in to use with the plane was not used in the first place as normally happens when an American President travels to foreign countries "You saw that all the other country leaders all used the stairs that China provided" said Hua "So why was it only the United States that didn’t" A Chinese international-relations professor who advises the Chinese Foreign Ministry and who does not want his name used because of the sensitivity of the issue blamed an overeager Chinese security apparatus for declining to follow standard American protocol "My understanding is that everything was agreed through the 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