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  • Al-Jazeera TV station singled out in ban by New York Stock Exchange

    first_imgNews April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Follow the news on United States NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas to go further Organisation March 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Jazeera TV station singled out in ban by New York Stock Exchange United StatesAmericas Reporters Without Borders today denounced the banning of reporters of the pan-Arab station Al-Jazeera from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and warned against revenge-taking against the media because of the war in Iraq.Cancellation of the accreditation of Al-Jazeera’s two reporters was announced on 25 March by the station, which said it was because of its coverage of the war. But NYSE spokesman Ray Pellechia told journalists that for “security reasons,” it had been decided to restrict media accreditations. However, Reporters Without Borders learns that Al-Jazeera, which has aired pictures of captured US solders, was the only one of the 26 media covering the NYSE to be excluded. “This decision is at best clumsy and at worst a reprisal against the station,” said the press freedom organisation’s secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The reasons given by the NYSE are not very plausible. We warn against the temptation to regard the media as being on one side or other in the war. This can be very dangerous for journalists in the field. Al-Jazeera was only doing its job of informing the public by showing pictures of the US soldiers.”Spokesman Pellechia said the NYSE had recently refused to accredit other media or allow some to increase their staff, but gave no names. Reporters Without Borders learns that two media were refused, but they had not previously been registered. Al-Jazeera has been accredited to the NYSE for the past five years.The two barred Al-Jazeera reporters, Ammar al-Sankari and Ramzi Shiber, came after the station showed what US military commanders called “disgusting” pictures of US soldiers captured by the Iraqis. US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on 23 March that it would be “unfortunate” if US TV stations showed such film. In October 2001, the US government strongly criticised Al-Jazeera for broadcasting the remarks of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Al-Jazeera’s accreditation to cover the New York Stock Exchange wascancelled after the station showed pictures of captured US prisoners inIraq. “We warn against the temptation to regard the media as being on oneside or other in the war,” said Reporters Without Borders. “This can bevery dangerous for journalists covering it in the field.” last_img read more

  • Advances in Technology Open Southeast U.S. to Wind Farms

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:Anchored by General Electric Co.’s turbine factory in Pensacola, Florida, the southeast is home to more than 100 manufacturing sites supplying the U.S. wind industry.Yet most of the product gets shipped out to the wind belt running from Texas to North Dakota. Nine southern states have no wind farms at all, but that may soon change after a Virginia utility requested proposals for 300 megawatts of new clean power plants.A combination of taller towers, longer blades, smart controls and lower costs are driving interest in turbines in the region with the weakest winds in the U.S., said John Hensley, deputy director of industry data at the American Wind Energy Association.“Manufacturers clustered around the Southeast where GE makes a lot of turbines,” Hensley said in an interview Thursday. “Now the machines are bigger and smarter, and you’re seeing the market open up to a low-wind region.”Virginia Seeks First Wind Farm in Region With Slowest Breezes Advances in Technology Open Southeast U.S. to Wind Farmslast_img read more

  • Dominican Republic Will Support Haiti with Super Tucano Fighters

    first_imgBy Dialogo May 18, 2012 The Dominican Republic will support Haiti with combat planes and patrol boats in the fight against drug trafficking, by President Leonel Fernández’s express order, according to the head of the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD), Major General Rolando Rosado Mateo. Rosado announced that President Fernández has given instructions, both to the DNCD and to the Armed Forces, “that the defense system that we have be used to that end,” whether by sea or in the air, because the problem of narcotics trafficking, is pernicious for the two states that share the island. Rosado Mateo revealed this information while presiding at the graduation ceremony for a group of ten officers from the Anti-Narcotics Unit of the Haitian National Police who received specialized training in the detection and control of drugs at the Dominican National Drug Control Academy. “There is an evident will, expressed and ordered by the president of the Republic, to organize whatever training courses are necessary and to use the resources of the Dominican Republic’s defense system in this fight, a shared fight,” the anti-drug chief emphasized during his speech at the graduation ceremony for the group of Dominican and Haitian officers. Rosado Mateo thanked the U.S. Government for its contribution, through its embassies in Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince, to making the course a reality. The Dominican Republic’s cooperation with Haiti will include the fleet of Embraer A-29B Super Tucano light attack planes that the Dominican Air Force has been flying for over two years, as well as interceptor speedboats operated by the Dominican Navy.last_img read more

  • Medford Woman, 89, Dies in Coram Crash

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 89-year-old Medford woman died Monday in a crash that left another driver injured, Suffolk County police said.Detectives are investigating the crash that occurred on Route 112 in Coram just after 6 p.m. on Monday. Police said Betty Lincon was driving her 2001 Chevrolet south when she “apparently lost control of her vehicle” south on Pauls Path, police said. The car crossed over the double yellow lines and into the northbound lane and struck a 2011 Nissan head-on, police said.Lincon was pronounced dead at the scene by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said. The other driver, 45-year-old Tanya Sydnor-Holmes of Bay Shore, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.Both cars were impounded for a safety check.Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

  • Facility Solutions: Manage your way to growth

    first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The difference between a new headquarters that facilitates credit union growth and a project that drags organizational performance down often relates to project management. Our March column addressed how developing a strategic occupancy plan, assembling the right team and stress-testing project plans impact organizational growth. Now we turn our attention to the need for strong management.Executives must identify up-front how the project will affect their work priorities and those of their staffs from start to finish. A common complaint is, “We had no idea how much of our time would be involved. The project set back several other scheduled initiatives.” Work with your facility consultant and/or architect and contractor to create a master project schedule and insert individual staff resource requirements throughout the process.An additional tool is a responsibility matrix, which spells out all the tasks involved at each step of the project and the people who take primary, support, input and approval responsibilities. Developing this matrix may sound like a lot of work, but it can avert resource allocation disaster.The credit union should provide a single point of contact, or project champion, from start to finish for an HQ project. Some credit unions hire an outside project manager for a big HQ project so their staff can focus on running the organization. The monthly costs for a project manager can range from $4,000 to $20,000 based on the size of the project. continue reading »last_img read more

  • ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’: TV Adaptation Revives Horror Classic

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Fans of the horror classic Evil Dead were rewarded the biggest treat of them all Halloween night when Starz premiered Ash vs Evil Dead, a 10-episode revival of the ’80s cult film that made it cool to appreciate the undearly departed long before the arrival of The Walking Dead and similarly themed projects jumped on board the zombie-fright bandwagon.For Evil Dead loyalists, it was the perfect night cap, one that offered a nostalgic trip to the gory past and a bloody feast to feed our ever-present primal urges.One-handed Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) returned to the revived horror series the same way many long-time fans probably did: much older and out of shape. And he had a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time.Campbell produced this reboot after years of sequel rumors had kept the cult-followers’ cinematic hopes alive. This new television adaption takes place 30 years after Ash Williams had last battled the bad ones. Viewers unfamiliar with Evil Dead, originally written and directed by Sam Raimi, may recognize Campbell from USA’s more recent hit drama Burn Notice. For Campbell’s role as producer, finding Starz–a network tolerant of carnage and mayhem–may not have been as challenging artistically as recapping a 23-year-old plot to the uninitiated. Campbell had to bridge the gap separating the first three installments–The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987), and The Army of Darkness (1992)–and keep those fans satisfied while hoping to snare new ones to the cause.The last time Ash kicked undead butt, he found himself trapped in 1300 A.D. and drank a magic potion to sleep for thousands of years until he could return home to the present. Or, if you prefer the alternate ending, Ash overslept for thousands of years and awoke in a post-apocalyptic future. Neither ending has much relevance to the current series. While Ash’s waistline has widened, not much else has changed.In this version, the time-traveling hero sets out for his annual survival celebration by “getting blackout drunk” and shagging trashy women in foul bar bathrooms. Later, equally intoxicated, he attempts to impress one particularly poetry-crazy lady by reciting incantations from the Sumerian Book of the Dead, and by doing so, Ash unwittingly summons the living dead—all while he is totally stoned out of his mind and his long-term memory of ancient texts is still intact.As you can probably tell, Ash vs. Evil Dead doesn’t take itself too seriously, and acknowledges itself for what it is: a horror comedy.In one moment Ash may battle the strangling hands of a demonic baby doll and in another he’s tossed around effortlessly by a possessed old lady. Ash is also locked and loaded with such one-liners as: “They’re coming in all right, and it ain’t for Shabbat dinner.” To top that off, as Ash dives through the air, he fastens a chainsaw to his outstretched stump of a hand—hacked off during the first movie, for those who don’t know the sad tale–and beheads that same possessed old lady.Watching the headless corpse twitch and jerk after the blood-soaked blades of Ash’s chainsaw have cut her to the quick, few words come to mind.Ash summarizes it thusly: “Groovy.”Sure, it’s silly, but who’d argue with Ash? For what it’s worth, the new series brings an unexpected deeper focus on his character. We got to know him better—an irresponsible loser driving a run-down car back and forth from his bullet-shaped silver trailer house to his dead-end job as a stock boy. Ash has nothing going for him, so the first episode is about Ash embracing the chainsaw-wielding demon-slayer he once was, which happens rather quickly in this fast-paced bloodbath.The action and comedy are supported by Ash’s coworkers: the awkward “nobody” Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), who want to find out why her deceased mom is back from the grave. Other character intros are left unexplained for now, such as demon-survivor deputy sheriff Amanda Fisher (Jill Marie Jones) or the mysterious Ruby (Lucy Lawless, Xena: Warrior Princess), but we’ve got many more gory episodes to go before everything unfolds–20 in all, if you count Starz’s green light for a second season.Ash vs. Evil Dead is pretty straightforward: demons, action and laughs. With so many film-to-television adaptions (Minority Report, Limitless, Fargo), Ash vs. Evil Dead’s long-awaited return will not disappoint audiences already “terrorized” by dead-centric shows like The Walking Dead. This first episode boasts a reborn Ash doing what he does best with a chainsaw, and viewers can expect more awesome Saturday nights filled with slashing blood-fests like this one.(Photo credit: Starz/Facebook)last_img read more

  • Winning lottery ticket bought at JC Wegman’s

    first_imgThe NYS Lottery reported the winning ticket drawn here in Johnson City was worth more than $33,000. Another winning ticket was sold at a Deli in Sherly over in Suffolk County. (WBNG) — The New York State Lottery announced this weekend a winning ticket was bought at the Johnson City Wegman’s. Multiple of the top prize-winning tickets were sold for this Friday’s take five drawings, and one of those tickets was sold right here in the Southern Tier at Wegman’s. 12 News has not gotten word on who the winner is but send our congratulations. last_img read more

  • Arriva, after Panturist and Autotrans Group, wants to take over Autotrolej

    first_imgThe Croatian branch of the German transport group Arriva wants to take over Autotrolej, it has been confirmed New List from Arriva Hrvatska, which has already taken over the ownership of Autotrans, one of the largest carriers in the segment of passenger transport in Croatia, as well as Panturist. Thus, after taking over Autotrans and its intercity bus lines, Arriva plans to enter the city transport market by taking over or entering into a partnership with Autotrolej. Arriva provides public transport throughout Europe, from London through Copenhagen to Budapest, and given the rich experience, interest in entering this business segment exists in Rijeka as a logical continuation of the development of our business in Croatia. Arriva confirms that they are interested in buying the Rijeka utility company or partnering with the current co-owners, and they see their entry into Autotrolej as a logical continuation of their business journey in Croatia, based on experience in public transport in many European cities. RELATED NEWS: Arriva is one of the largest passenger transport providers in Europe, employing more than 60 people and making more than 2,2 billion trips. The group operates in 14 European countries where it provides a wide range of transport services: bus and rail transport and water bus transport, for which purpose passengers have at their disposal 20.959 buses, 1.299 seats in trains and 21 water buses. ARRIVA TAKES OVER AUTOTRANS GROUP AND BECOMES A LEADING PASSENGER TRANSPORT COMPANY IN CROATIA “We are interested in all forms of cooperation, so taking over the entire ownership share in KD Autotrolej is also possible, of course with the precondition that there is a common interest and a healthy economic basis, “she confirmed. head of corporate affairs at Arriva Hrvatske Marina Pandurević at Novi List. ARRIVA INVESTS 40 MILLION HRK IN PANTURISTlast_img read more

  • Petty’s music will live on for generations

    first_imgTom Petty meant so much to so many people, young and old, that it’s difficult to put into words. Genuine, honest, gifted and funny are just a few words that immediately come to mind.He genuinely loved all types of music, honestly loved his fans, was a gifted song writer and musician, and somehow maintained a great sense of humor throughout his long career.My favorite quote, to CNN is: “Music, as far as I have seen in the world so far, is the only real magic that I know. There is something really honest and clean and pure and it touches you in your heart.” Tom’s music touched our hearts for over 40 years and will continue to touch the hearts of generations to come.Virginia NewtonBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

  • Use proper language on immigration

    first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThank you for sharing Jon Lemelin’s March 3 letter, “Congress: Do more to protect Dreamers.” I share Jon’s conviction and was inspired last year after meeting with a group of New York Dreamers myself. They’re students, teachers, nurses, doctors and fill the ranks of countless other valued professions. Hundreds have enrolled to serve in our armed forces. They were brought to this country as kids and they grew up here, went to school here, made friends and forged their identities here. As with any other group facing policy challenges, how we talk about them matters.Dreamers are Americans in every way but their paperwork. If we want safer communities with stronger economies. We shouldn’t be spending our precious government resources ripping productive families apart. They aren’t “illegals,” as some have said. Actions are judged legal or illegal, not humans.This isn’t the only euphemism thrown around in the immigration debate. Local municipalities are dubbed “sanctuary cities” if they dare to refuse a zealous federal government demanding to deputize every municipal police officer and department to become de-facto deportation officers. Our police officers are on the job to protect and serve our communities, not to act as storm troopers rounding up peaceful, hard-working individuals. In fact, we have seen such a role strain police relations and make community policing less effective.Most recently I have heard the term “chain migration” used as a euphemism for family migration policies, sometimes referred to as “family reunification.” As Jon expresses in his letter, families are not chains. They are blessings and one of the best tools we have to ensure productive stable immigration system.If we want to solve the challenges in our immigration system, we need first to be clear, fair and honest in our language. As we search for bipartisan action, we should focus on real demonstrated threats, not ones that are trumped up and used to distract us. And in all such endeavors, we must set prejudice aside.Rep. Paul TonkoAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesThree seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golfEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more