Viewer numbers for 9/1 WWE RAW, viewers tune out

first_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcast WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Videos Articles Disney CEO Bob Iger Leaves Apple’s Board Of Directors Meghan McCain Says She’s ‘Fat Shamed’ On A ‘Daily Hourly Basis By The Internet’ Kylie Jenner gifts a mother and daughter with $250k Twittercenter_img Bob Iger Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next The 9/1 “Labor Day” edition of WWE RAW drew an average of 3.93 million viewers. The first hour drew 4.01 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.93 million viewers and the third hour drew 3.83 million viewers. This is down from last week’s show that drew 3.98 million viewers.The show drew the same 3.93 million viewers on Labor Day last year.The final rating will be out shortly.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipDisney CEO Bob Iger Leaves Apple’s Board Of DirectorsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Google+last_img read more

VIDEO: KENTA debuts on WWE NXT, reveals his new name

first_img Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE NXT General Manager William Regal officially introduced former Pro Wrestling NOAH star KENTA on Thursday night at the 9/11 TakeOver event on the WWE Network. KENTA announced he would now be going by the name Hideo Itami.You can check out the full segment below.Jason Namako’s full recap: WWE NXT Takeover Results – 9/11/14 (NXT Title 4-Way) Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Cesaro Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Google+ Kurt Angle Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles WhatsApp 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Facebook Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Final 9/22 WWE RAW rating, drop despite increase in viewers

first_img Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Facebook Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Last night’s 9/22 WWE RAW drew a final 2.69 cable rating with an average audience of 3.88 million viewers. The first hour drew 4.00 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.79 million viewers and the third hour drew 3.85 million viewers.This is down from last week’s 2.79 rating despite viewers being up from 3.83 million. The show did rank in as the highest rated non-football program with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49.Source: Prowrestling.net, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next WhatsAppcenter_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Velvet Sky Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match)last_img read more

Listing schedule for WWE Network for September 26, 2014

first_img Google+ Ronda Rousey WhatsApp Twitter WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai WWE Network live-stream schedule for 9/26/14:9:00 am ET – Total Divas: 12/7/13. Nattie and TJ must put their cat to sleep. Trinity contemplates breaking up with Jon. Brie grows frustrated with Nikki’s long medical leave.10:00 am ET – WWE NXT: 9/25/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!11:00 am ET – WWE Superstars: 9/25/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!12:00 pm ET – Total Divas: 12/7/13. Nattie and TJ must put their cat to sleep. Trinity contemplates breaking up with Jon. Brie grows frustrated with Nikki’s long medical leave.1:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 9/25/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!2:00 pm ET – WWE Superstars: 9/25/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!3:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 10/16/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro the unlikely team of Sting and Ric Flair take on Brian Pillman and Arn Anderson in the main event.4:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 10/23/95. On this episode of Nitro Sting and Lex Luger team up to take on Harlem Heat. The Dungeon of Doom introduce their insurance policy.5:00 pm ET – Warrior: The Ultimate Legend: 4/17/14. Examine the most outspoken and intense superstar of all time in this revealing look about the career and final days of The Ultimate Warrior.6:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 9/25/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!7:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 10/16/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro the unlikely team of Sting and Ric Flair take on Brian Pillman and Arn Anderson in the main event.8:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 10/23/95. On this episode of Nitro Sting and Lex Luger team up to take on Harlem Heat. The Dungeon of Doom introduce their insurance policy.9:00 pm ET – Warrior: The Ultimate Legend: 4/17/14. Examine the most outspoken and intense superstar of all time in this revealing look about the career and final days of The Ultimate Warrior.10:00 pm ET – WWE 2K15 Roster Reveal: 9/26/14. Hosts ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and Renee Young, a panel of WWE Superstars and Legends continue the roster reveal for WWE 2K15.10:30 pm ET – Video Vault: 8/29/88. Summerslam 1988 featured The Mega Powers taking on The Mega Bucks.11:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 10/23/95. On this episode of Nitro Sting and Lex Luger team up to take on Harlem Heat. The Dungeon of Doom introduce their insurance policy. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Nikki Bella Ronda Rousey Says Bella Twins Are A ‘Bunch of Untrustworthy B–s’ Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Drew Mcintyre ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Now Playing Up Next Brie Bella Announces She Is Quitting Wrestling Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Videos Articles Pinterestlast_img read more

Audit dings state county oversight of quarry

first_imgclick to enlarge A new state report says the Washington Department of Natural Resources and Clark County have failed to keep an eye on Livingston Quarry, allowing a contractor to improperly handle material while potentially depriving the state of revenue used to fund schools and other government functions.Those are the conclusions of an accountability report released by the state auditor Thursday, which points to more problems at a quarry that’s been the subject of complaints from neighbors and scrutiny from the department.In its response to the auditor’s report, the Department of Natural Resources did not dispute the findings and pointed to steps it’s taken to better control the quarry.“In regards to Livingston Quarry, neighbors raised concerns — and they were right,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz in a statement. “So we acted swiftly.”In the statement, Franz pointed to a stop-work order the department issued in January to Clark County and Tower Rock, the company contracted to operate the quarry. The order identified violations regarding rock extraction, improper stockpiling of material, lack of proper insurance by the company, problematic reclamation methods and other issues.last_img read more

Man pleads guilty in killing of man found in shed

first_imgA man charged in the 2017 beating and fatal shooting of Raymond Brandon, whose body was found in a shed at a Hockinson residence, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder.John Michael West, 45, conspired with four co-defendants to lure Brandon, 34, and his girlfriend, Allison Fields, to the residence at 15308 N.E. 172nd Ave., to settle a debt over a Subaru Forester he was driving, according to prosecutors. Brandon’s body was found April 27, 2017, nearly a week after he was killed there.In exchange for his guilty plea in Clark County Superior Court, West agreed to testify against some of his alleged accomplices.The prosecutor’s office also charged Neil Allen Alway, 41, Ashley Lorraine Barry, 33 and Ashley Wideman, 25, all transients, and Traci Lynn Mendez, 43, in connection with the slaying, court records show.West originally faced first- and second-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery, all with firearm enhancements, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.He faces about 10 to 18 years in prison on the second-degree murder conviction. However, sentencing won’t happen until his co-defendants are tried, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Anna Klein said.last_img read more

Weather Eye Weekend will be cooler with a chance of showers

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. Does it feel better outside now? The marine air began trickling in Tuesday and lowered our high into the low 80s. Today will be no different with the main flow of air off the cool ocean. Extended weather charts indicate much cooler weather the next 10 days or so. We will at times see highs below the season average. Not much in rainfall but more of that June gloom stuff.As mentioned earlier this week, a downturn will arrive this weekend with a weak weather system moving through for a chance of showers or light rain. Our highs today through the weekend will only be in the 70s. Hopefully we warm a bit next week.I see the Farmers’ Almanac is out in retail stores. A sure sign of autumn approaching. Overall for the winter they predict for us a cold and stormy fall and winter season. Of course, that can mean many things. Lowland snow? Windstorms? Who knows? Remember their accuracy rate is only 20 to 25 percent. For the most part, they predict the entire U.S. will be cold and wet, even the southern tier of states. We’ll see.The annual Perseid meteors are shooting across our nighttime skies. Best viewing is after midnight and away from city lights. Hopefully, despite an increase in marine cloudiness, we have some clearing in the late evening hours before these are gone. The dog days of summer end in a few days. Flowers and gardens are in full bloom thanks to the great weather lately.Our average mean temperature is running about 4.5 degrees above normal. Rainfall tally is at .10 of an inch, about average so far for the month. We’ll see if we can add another tenth of an inch like we did last week.last_img read more

Working in Clark County Tim Brown parking enforcement officer with the city

first_imgThe scene by the Clark County Courthouse was calm last week. Dreary for a summer day, people hurried in and out of the building, then jumped in their cars and zoomed away.But for the ones who didn’t properly estimate their time inside the building, city of Vancouver Parking Enforcement Officer Tim Brown was close by, cruising around on his bike and monitoring the area for parking violations.“We do that so we can create turnover for the customers coming to the courthouse. We don’t want folks going in there and parking all day long,” Brown said.Around 2:30 p.m., he inspected the parking slip perched on the dash of a gray-colored hybrid vehicle parked along Franklin Street. Brown peeked in, then checked his watch. The parking pass had expired about a half-hour before. Using his city-issued iPhone and an app called T2, he photographed the front end of the hybrid for documentation. Then he placed a receipt-style $25 citation, printed on weather-resistant material, under the car’s windshield wiper.Suddenly, the vehicle’s owner approached.“Is this your car, sir?” Brown asked. “I’m sorry. You have the right to appeal. The options are on the back of the slip.”last_img read more

Oregon appoints eight to I5 Bridge panel

first_imgOregon is revving up efforts on the south side of the Columbia River to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge.Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney and Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek announced Wednesday they have appointed eight legislators to an I-5 Bridge committee.“That thing needs to be fixed,” Courtney, D-Salem, said in a phone interview. “I just want to get it done. … That bridge is in very bad shape, whether it’s earthquakes you are talking about or the volume of traffic.”Courtney said replacing the bridge “is so overdue” and “we don’t have time to play cutesy political games.”“If you lose that bridge, we don’t know what suffering is,” he said about an earthquake toppling the twin spans, which were built in 1917 and 1958. “We are going to be in a world of hurt.”Wednesday’s appointments are another indication that officials from both states are moving past the wreckage of the Columbia River Crossing, a $3 billion-plus project that fell apart in 2013 after the Washington Senate balked at funding this state’s portion of the project.Earlier this year, the Washington Legislature allocated $35 million to replacing the I-5 Bridge: $17.5 million for a project office, and $17.5 million for planning and pre-design of a new bridge.Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, welcomed Wednesday’s announcement from Oregon’s legislative leaders.“I consider it a tremendous step forward that coupled with Oregon’s commitment to providing some funding,” Cleveland said in a phone interview. “I think it really sets us up in good stead for taking this issue up in earnest.”last_img read more

Weather Eye With wet weather to come rainy season may be off

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. Thank goodness we got rid of those heavy downpours that dominated the weather scene over the weekend and into Monday.Didn’t yesterday feel a bit like fall? At 4 p.m. in Vancouver, it was 71 degrees — a little cooler than normal. Today, we warm up to near 80 degrees with increasing clouds and humidity. I guess that means rain can’t be far behind.Some light rain was in the forecast for tonight with skies clearing during the day Friday. Perhaps skies will be clear enough to see the full Sturgeon Moon, which falls on a Friday the 13th this year.Any break we get Friday will be short lived as we have more rain scheduled over the weekend. A good soaking again could be in the offing Sunday and Monday. This would hit everyone, unlike those hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms earlier this week.Can this be the start of the rainy season already? If so, it is about a month ahead of schedule. We’ll see how long this weather pattern lasts. There is some indication we’ll get a few warm and dry days later next week. I wouldn’t hold my breath.You may not have seen between the breaks in the clouds, but there was some ‘first of the season’ light snow sticking to the craggy rocks on Mount Hood at about the 9,000-foot level Tuesday. It melted off yesterday, I’m sure.last_img read more

Strong economic performance grows GDP by nearly 6

Strong economic performance grows GDP by nearly 6

first_img Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2015 – Another strong report for the economy of the Turks and Caicos and this time it is coming from the Department of Statistics with the publication of a National Accounts Survey, which is now available online. The Turks and Caicos is projected to nearly double financial growth as the GDP will increase by just under 6%. The news comes from the Strategic Policy and Planning Department of the Ministry of Finance, its Acting Director Shirlen Forbes said: “This projected growth will be driven mainly by strong performance in the tourism sector and projected private sector investments worth more than $400 million dollars.” The SPPD said the prognosis is made on the back of a surge in business in the wholesale and retail sectors thanks to the more robust tourism and real estate industries, government’s fiscal prudence in recent years and low internal and external debt. While the hotel and restaurant sectors grew by 5%, the construction industry did suffer some with a dip of 3.5%.Forbes, in that media statement issued Wednesday said a boom is coming for construction though, I quote: “This sector will be propelled by foreign direct investment in large-scale tourism related projects as well as revitalization of stalled projects…” There was a warning too, that though the TCI GDP will grow, the economy is still fragile and is subject to “global health concerns, geopolitical tensions, adverse weather conditions and unavailability of external financing for private sector projects…” There was a thank you from Shirlen Forbes who identified that the business community, public corporations and government agencies all assisted in the compilation of the National Accounts Survey; you can find the 69 page document in full at MagneticMediaTV.com. Related Items:national accounts survey, shirlien forbes, tci gdp, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membershiplast_img read more

Dont miss this rare Dell XPS 13 deal

first_img 20 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Get a high-end Dell XPS 13 configuration for very near the price of the entry-level model. Sarah Tew/CNET Back in March, Dell introduced a new version of its already-very-good XPS 13 laptop. Dan Ackerman’s verdict: “We’ve finally run out of complaints.” The near-perfect system easily won a spot on CNET’s list of the best laptops for 2019. Of course, it’s not an inexpensive machine, especially when you start piling on high-end features like a blazing fast processor, big solid-state drive and ultra-HD touch display. Update: This is the 2018 version of the XPS 13, not the updated 2019 version as previously indicated. I apologize profusely for the error.That’s what makes today’s deal so exciting. For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Dell XPS 13 is $979.99 when you apply coupon code DBLTXPS133 at checkout. That’s $620 (!) off the regular price, though the promotion says “save $600,” so I’m not sure what accounts for the extra $20. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See it at DellBut, wait, it can get even better: Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is offering 8% cash back on Dell purchases, which would bring your net total (not including sales tax) down to just over $900. My advice: Use the Rakuten browser plug-in to greatly simplify taking advantage of cash-back offers like this.This particular XPS 13 configuration is pretty decked-out: Intel Core i7 processor, 256GB SSD and a 13.3-inch 4K Ultra HD 3,840×2,160-pixel InfinityEdge touch display. If there’s a weak spot, it’s the RAM: just 8GB. It’s sufficient, but 16GB would be preferable in a system like this.For more info, I’ll turn you over to Ackerman’s aforementioned Dell XPS 13 review. Beyond that, I’ll just note that Dell often has very limited quantities available for these kinds of deals, so while it’s in stock as of this writing, it may not be for much longer. If you’ve been eyeballing this machine, act fast.Your thoughts? The Cheapskate See the new Dell XPS 13 (2019) CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. A few simple tweaks make the Dell XPS 13 a near-perfect…center_img Bonus deal: Ninja’s 6-quart pressure cooker is on sale for just $50Instant Pot is far from the only pressure-cooker game in town. There are plenty of other models that are just as good — and when they’re on sale, they’re arguably even better.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Ninja PC101 6-quart pressure cooker for $49.99. Regular price: $99.99.See it at Best BuyAlso able to steam, saute and slow-cook, the Ninja lacks a few of the fancier options (like yogurt-making) found in higher-end cookers, but definitely handles all the basics. It has a fully removable lid, a steam rack and an extra o-ring.Particularly telling: Nearly 200 buyers collectively rated this 4.8 stars out of 5. If you don’t already have a pressure cooker, you should — but you shouldn’t pay upward of $100 for one. Share your voice 15 Comments 4:40 Laptops Dell Intellast_img read more

Matt Hall wins Copper Basin 300 Aliy Zirkle takes 4th

first_imgThis weekend’s Copper Basin 300 sled dog race saw the first musher cross the finish line before 10 a.m. Monday. Good weather and a fast trail contributed to an early finish for this year’s race.Download AudioMusher Matt Hall and his team crossed the finish line at Old Path Baptist Church in Glennallen at 9:43 a.m. Monday morning.Matt Hall won this year’s Copper Basin 300.Third-place finisher Allen Moore crossed the finish line at 10:24 a.m., followed by fourth-place finisher Aliy Zirkle who a crossed the line at 10:28 Monday morning.Second-place finisher Ryne Olsen says trail conditions helped racers speed along.Rain around the holidays caused very icy trail conditions. For safety reasons, the race board chose to move this year’s start 20 miles north of Glennallen to the Gakona Lodge, about a mile off the Richardson Highway on the Tok cut-off.Copper Basin 300 race manager Eric Lutz gives kudos to the weather for a great race.“You know, as much bad luck as we’ve had with the weather — we’ve also had good luck with the weather this race. It’s been just cold enough and just warm enough at the same time.”Mushers have a required layover at Mendeltna Lodge on the Glenn Highway, the last check point before the finish line. Lutz was there Sunday night and says they didn’t really stop to chill:“There’s no slacking around. When they’re checking out, their hand is barely touching the door as long as they can see. As soon as you give them the go, they’re literally running and disappearing as fast as they can.”The Copper Basin 300 is an all volunteer-manned race. Board president Meg Jensen says this year’s race has been a smooth production from start to finish:“Mushers have been really positive about the trail and the checkpoints and set-up and how it’s all worked this year.”Mushers and their teams will continue to trickle in through Tuesday. Jensen says with the extra speed there’s a good chance they will all cross the finish line before Tuesday night’s awards banquet.last_img read more

Tanzania ferry capsize toll rises to more than 170

Tanzania ferry capsize toll rises to more than 170

first_imgInvestigators on boat work on the capsized ferry MV Nyerere which killed 131 people in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, on 21 September 2018. Tanzanian president John Magufuli on 21 September ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned. Photo: AFPThe death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to more than 170, a local deputy said Saturday, as rescue workers also managed to pull another survivor from the vessel.Earlier Saturday, state-run TV station TBC had put the toll at 151, but Joseph Mkundi, member of parliament for the Ukerewe district, told AFP that over 170 people were now known to have died.But even as hopes were fading of rescuing any more survivors on the third day of search efforts, workers found alive an engineer who had managed to locate a pocket of air in the vessel.According to Mkundi, the engineer shut himself into a “special room” with enough air to allow him to stay alive after the MV Nyerere capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday.This takes the number of people known to have survived to 41.The reported figures combined mean that the ferry, which was built for 100 passengers according to state media, was carrying well over twice that number of people.Tanzanian president John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of the ferry.Witnesses reached by AFP said the ferry sank when passengers rushed to one side to disembark as it approached the dock. Others blamed the captain saying he had made a brusque manouevre.In a speech broadcast on TBC 1 public television, Magufuli said “it appears clear that the ferry was overloaded”, adding that “negligence has cost us so many lives… children, mothers, students, old people”.”I ordered the arrest of all those involved in the management of the ferry. The arrests have already begun,” he added.- National mourning -The president declared four days of national mourning and said the government would cover the funeral expenses of the victims.State television cited witnesses reporting that more than 200 people had boarded the ferry at Bugolora, a town on the larger Ukerewe Island, where it was market day when locals said the vessel was usually packed with people and goods.”I have not heard from either my father or my younger brother who were on the ferry. They had gone to the market in Bugolora to buy a school uniform and other supplies for the new school term,” said Domina Maua, who was among those seeking information about loved ones.Sebastian John, a teacher, said such tragedies had become part of life for those living on the lake.”Since my birth, people have gone to their deaths on this lake, but what are we to do? We did not choose to be born here, we have nowhere to go,” he said.- Overloading and ‘negligence’ -Tanzania’s Electrical, Mechanical and Services Agency, which is responsible for ferry services, said it was unknown how many passengers were aboard the MV Nyerere.The ageing ferry, whose hull and propellers were all that remained visible after it overturned, was also carrying cargo, including sacks of maize, bananas and cement, when it capsized around 50 metres (55 yards) from Ukara dock.The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, but overloading is frequently to blame for such incidents.The country’s opposition has accused the government of “negligence”.”We have often raised concerns about the poor condition of this ferry, but the government turned a deaf ear. We have repeatedly denounced this negligence,” said John Mnyika, deputy secretary general of Chadema, the main opposition party.Mnyika said overloading was “another failure of the authorities” and criticised “inadequate relief efforts as well as delays” in the rescue operation.Russian president Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Uganda and Kenya offered their condolences, while Pope Francis in a statement expressed “the greatest solidarity with those who have been bereaved” by the disaster.With a surface area of 70,000 square kilometres (27,000 square miles), oval-shaped Lake Victoria is roughly the size of Ireland and is shared by Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.Capsizes are not uncommon in the massive lake, and the number of fatalities is often high due to a shortage of life jackets and the fact that many people in the region cannot swim.last_img read more

Battery electrodes 40000 charge cycles look promising for grid storage

Battery electrodes 40000 charge cycles look promising for grid storage

first_img One of the biggest problems researchers face is designing an inexpensive battery that can be recharged many times. Today’s lead-acid batteries typically last only a few hundred charge cycles, while lithium-ion batteries can last up to 1,000 charge cycles. Now in a new study, researchers led by Yi Cui, a materials science and engineering professor at Stanford University, have designed and demonstrated a battery cathode that lasts for 40,000 charge cycles while maintaining 83% of its charge-holding capacity. The results are published today in Nature Communications.The cathode consists of commonly available materials: crystalline nanoparticles made of Prussian Blue (an iron and cyanide compound) in which half of the iron is replaced with copper. The nanoparticles are then coated on a carbon substrate, which is immersed in an electrolyte solution of potassium nitrate.The researchers plan to design similar anodes to go along with the cathodes, which could then be used in a battery that Cui’s team is working on. That battery’s chemistry is similar to that of lithium-ion batteries but uses materials that are cheaper and more abundant, such as sodium and potassium ions and a water-based electrolyte, rather than organic solvent-based electrolytes.In addition to its high number of charge cycles, the cathode also has high efficiency of 99%. Although the cathode’s charge capacity is not as high as that of other batteries, its overall performance in a future battery could still make it advantageous in terms of overall cost. Citation: Battery electrode’s 40,000 charge cycles look promising for grid storage (2011, November 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-battery-electrodes-grid-storage.html Explore further An electrode made of a copper- and iron-based nanomaterial is immersed in a potassium nitrate electrolyte. Image credit: Colin Wessells, et al. (PhysOrg.com) — While researchers continue to improve solar and wind energy technologies, having a battery that can store the energy until it’s needed by the grid is another critical component for using renewable energy on a large scale. More information: Colin D. Wessells, et al. “Copper hexacyanoferrate battery electrodes with long cycle life and high power.” Nature Communications 2, Article number: 550, DOI:10.1038/ncomms1563Below is a press release issued by Stanford University:Nanoparticle electrode for batteries could make grid-scale power storage feasibleThe sun doesn’t always shine and the breeze doesn’t always blow and therein lie perhaps the biggest hurdles to making wind and solar power usable on a grand scale. If only there were an efficient, durable, high-power, rechargeable battery we could use to store large quantities of excess power generated on windy or sunny days until we needed it. And as long as we’re fantasizing, let’s imagine the battery is cheap to build, too.Now Stanford researchers have developed part of that dream battery, a new electrode that employs crystalline nanoparticles of a copper compound.In laboratory tests, the electrode survived 40,000 cycles of charging and discharging, after which it could still be charged to more than 80 percent of its original charge capacity. For comparison, the average lithium ion battery can handle about 400 charge/discharge cycles before it deteriorates too much to be of practical use.”At a rate of several cycles per day, this electrode would have a good 30 years of useful life on the electrical grid,” said Colin Wessells, a graduate student in materials science and engineering who is the lead author of a paper describing the research, published this week in Nature Communications.”That is a breakthrough performance – a battery that will keep running for tens of thousands of cycles and never fail,” said Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering, who is Wessell’s adviser and a coauthor of the paper.The electrode’s durability derives from the atomic structure of the crystalline copper hexacyanoferrate used to make it. The crystals have an open framework that allows ions – electrically charged particles whose movements en masse either charge or discharge a battery – to easily go in and out without damaging the electrode. Most batteries fail because of accumulated damage to an electrode’s crystal structure.Because the ions can move so freely, the electrode’s cycle of charging and discharging is extremely fast, which is important because the power you get out of a battery is proportional to how fast you can discharge the electrode.To maximize the benefit of the open structure, the researchers needed to use the right size ions. Too big and the ions would tend to get stuck and could damage the crystal structure when they moved in and out of the electrode. Too small and they might end up sticking to one side of the open spaces between atoms, instead of easily passing through. The right-sized ion turned out to be hydrated potassium, a much better fit compared with other hydrated ions such as sodium and lithium.”It fits perfectly – really, really nicely,” said Cui. “Potassium will just zoom in and zoom out, so you can have an extremely high-power battery.”The speed of the electrode is further enhanced because the particles of electrode material that Wessell synthesized are tiny even by nanoparticle standards – a mere 100 atoms across.Those modest dimensions mean the ions don’t have to travel very far into the electrode to react with active sites in a particle to charge the electrode to its maximum capacity, or to get back out during discharge.A lot of recent research on batteries, including other work done by Cui’s research group, has focused on lithium ion batteries, which have a high energy density – meaning they hold a lot of charge for their size. That makes them great for portable electronics such as laptop computers.But energy density really doesn’t matter as much when you’re talking about storage on the power grid. You could have a battery as big as a house since it doesn’t need to be portable. Cost is a greater concern.Some of the components in lithium ion batteries are expensive and no one knows for certain that making the batteries on a scale for use in the power grid will ever be economical.”We decided we needed to develop a ‘new chemistry’ if we were going to make low-cost batteries and battery electrodes for the power grid,” Wessells said.The researchers chose to use a water-based electrolyte, which Wessells described as “basically free compared to the cost of an organic electrolyte” such as is used in lithium ion batteries. They made the battery electric materials from readily available precursors such as iron, copper, carbon and nitrogen – all of which are extremely inexpensive compared with lithium.The sole significant limitation to the new electrode is that its chemical properties cause it to be usable only as a high voltage electrode. But every battery needs two electrodes – a high voltage cathode and a low voltage anode – in order to create the voltage difference that produces electricity. The researchers need to find another material to use for the anode before they can build an actual battery.But Cui said they have already been investigating various materials for an anode and have some promising candidates.Even though they haven’t constructed a full battery yet, the performance of the new electrode is so superior to any other existing battery electrode that Robert Huggins, an emeritus professor of materials science and engineering who worked on the project, said the electrode “leads to a promising electrochemical solution to the extremely important problem of the large number of sharp drop-offs in the output of wind and solar systems” that result from events as simple and commonplace as a cloud passing over a solar farm.Cui and Wessells noted that other electrode materials have been developed that show tremendous promise in laboratory testing but would be difficult to produce commercially. That should not be a problem with their electrode.Wessells has been able to readily synthesize the electrode material in gram quantities in the lab. He said the process should easily be scaled up to commercial levels of production.”We put chemicals in a flask and you get this electrode material. You can do that on any scale,” he said.”There are no technical challenges to producing this on a big-enough scale to actually build a real battery.”Huggins is a coauthor of the Nature Communications paper. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Sulfur in hollow nanofibers overcomes challenges of lithium-ion battery design © 2011 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

How Interoperability Improves Mammography Outcomes

How Interoperability Improves Mammography Outcomes

first_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | Breast Imaging | January 02, 2018 | Kathryn Pearson Peyton, M.D. How Interoperability Improves Mammography Outcomes The journey to interoperability takes dedicated time and collaboration to be successful, and image exchange is a step in the right direction Unfortunately, the detection and cure of breast cancer is far more complex without access to prior images.Resounding evidence shows that mammography is more accurate when comparison exams are available. Having prior exams available improves early breast cancer detection,[2] decreases false-positives in screening mammograms,[3] and decreases false-positives in diagnostic mammograms.[1] Access to prior exams can prevent healthy patients from additional unnecessary imaging, follow-up appointments, anxiety, biopsies, radiation exposure and costs. And in the case of patients who do have cancer, access to prior exams allows for immediate diagnosis and treatment. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Real-World Outcomes Improve With Access to Prior Breast ImagingIn a pilot study conducted at the University of Florida Health Jacksonville, an image exchange network almost immediately yielded positive results. In the two months after the image sharing platform was installed, the number of exams read without comparison was reduced by 48 percent, false-positives were reduced by 73 percent and re-reads with addenda were reduced by 30 percent. These benefits extended across the healthcare system promise to improve patient satisfaction, quality of care and compliance while satisfying payer mandates and reducing costs.Many companies are now offering image exchange networks to help address the issue of prior exams. However, these networks and systems promise to promulgate the same interoperability issues as companies seek to dominate the market. The Mammosphere breast imaging exchange platform, on the other hand, provides secure, patient-portable accessibility to prior exams and is patient-mediated as opposed to provider-mediated. This means access to images can become system-agnostic. Using Mammosphere, patients may request, store, and share their own medical images. And by owning their imaging, patients are empowered to take control of the future of their own health.Given our complex health system, the journey to interoperability takes dedicated time and collaboration to be successful, and image exchange is a step in the right direction. The end result will elevate the role of specialties that use medical images and enable a cultural shift toward more consultative, collaborative care among clinical specialties. Breast imaging centers will see the immediate value of access to prior comparison mammograms in terms of patient loyalty and increased adoption and adherence to screening. Interoperability Improves Breast Cancer OutcomesThe difference in accuracy is truly remarkable when you take a quick look at the numbers. When comparison exams are available, breast cancers can be detected 25 percent earlier (stage 0 or 1) and node-positive cancers reduced by 4 percent.[2] False-positive recalls in screening mammograms are reduced by 40-60 percent,[1-5] while false-positive recommendations for biopsies are reduced by 80 percent in diagnostic mammograms.[4] In terms of the patient experience, when no prior exam is available for comparison, the risk of the patient being called back for additional imaging is increased by 260 percent[2] and the risk of a subsequent unnecessary biopsy is 8-24 percent.[6] Editor’s note: Kathryn Pearson Peyton, M.D., is a breast-imaging radiologist whose family has had three generations affected by breast cancer. She practiced high-volume breast imaging in San Francisco and Jacksonville, Fla. for 15 years. In 2012, she retired from her radiology practice and founded Mammosphere Inc., to enable patient and physician access to prior mammograms and other breast exams. Mammosphere became part of lifeIMAGE in 2016. Related Breast Imaging ContentWatch the VIDEO “How Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Will Impact Breast Imaging,” with Martin Yaffe, Ph.D., FAAPM, senior scientist, physical sciences/imaging research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and professor of medical biophysics and medical imaging, University of Toronto.Watch the VIDEO “What is New in Breast Imaging Technology,” with Stamatia Destounis, M.D., FACR, associate professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine, attending radiologist, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care. Watch the VIDEO “The Impact of Breast Density Technology and Legislation,” with Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., executive director and founder, Are You Dense Inc. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more References: 1. Kleit AN. Health Serv Res. 2003 Aug;38(4):12072. Sickles EA. Radiol Clin North Am 2010;48: 859 3. Roelofs AA, Radiology. 2007 Jan;242(1):70-74. Bassett LW. Am J Roentgenol. 1994;163:10835. Burnside E, AJR 2002;179:11736. ACR BI-RADS 5th Edition, 20137. MQSA National Statistics, U.S. FDA, Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of Jan. 1, 2018.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. About 25 percent of screening patients and 60 percent of diagnostic patients do not have prior mammograms available for comparison at the time of their examinations due to the lack of interoperability or other restrictions preventing clinicians from accessing prior exams.Sixty million women undergo regular screening mammography in the United States, but even in the digital age, it is difficult to keep patients connected to their prior mammograms. You would think that with the proliferation of handheld devices and the reach of the Internet it would be easier than ever for patients and physicians to manage clinical images. But in fact, 25 percent of screening patients and 60 percent of diagnostic patients do not have prior mammograms available for comparison at the time of their examinations.[1-4]Sometimes this is because a woman has moved or changed doctors, but often it is because of technical or policy issues. These issues include:    • A lack of interoperability between clinical systems;    • Unreadable, broken or locked discs;   • Competitive pressure between imaging facilities that discourages the free flow of mammograms (along with those patients).  Issues With Interoperability Prevents Access to Prior MammogramsOne of the issues that impacts the availability of prior exams is interoperability between disparate information systems inside and outside a health network. In mammography, the development of tools for image storage and retrieval has historically emphasized the isolated data silo concept, with each manufacturer optimizing its own system, at the expense of interoperability.So, while CIOs often hear about how better health data interoperability will improve outcomes and overall quality of care, the benefits are often vague or theoretical or, in some cases, impossible. But the fact remains that the value added by imaging interoperability in mammography cannot be overstated. Health systems need support to bridge interoperability gaps between electronic medical records and external sources of image data as soon as possible. The good news is that a cloud-based model promises to enhance interoperability for patients entering the hospital or imaging center systems. Using image sharing, medical records staff may easily procure needed prior comparisons as well as offer patients access to web-based applications for engagement in controlling their own imaging records. Medical image sharing in the healthcare enterprise can obviate the need for individual practices and hospitals to maintain large and expensive data silos while simultaneously avoiding the associated security-related risks and costs. An enterprise image sharing system also enables data mining, social analytics, and software intelligence. In mammography, the cloud can support a national mammography image database for use in breast cancer research on risk assessment, image data set analysis, multi-institutional collaboration, treatment outcomes, and education. Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read morelast_img read more

Report Prison overcrowding human trafficking are Costa Ricas top human rights issues

Report Prison overcrowding human trafficking are Costa Ricas top human rights issues

first_imgHarsh prison conditions, domestic abuse andhuman trafficking are among the top concerns for Costa Rica, according to the United States State Department’s 2013 Human Rights Practices report.In the report released Friday, Costa Rica received top marks in freedom of speech, assembly and movement and access to information, as well as for its anti-torture prohibitions.The State Department’s assessment found that several prisons lacked adequate sanitation, access to medical care, and the prisons struggle to control violence among inmates. Access to drugs and substance abuse was common.Overcrowding in Costa Rican prisons prompted one judge in San José to release 240 inmates incarcerated for aggravated robbery in October 2013.The prison population in Costa Rica exceeded capacity by 38 percent, according to the account. The number of inmates reached 31,491 under the supervision of the Costa Rican prison system in August 2013, compared to 28,046 in July 2012. San José’s San Sebastian prison held 1,159 prisoners in unsanitary conditions in a facility planned to hold just 664, the report said.Authorities acknowledged that child sex exploitation and tourism was a serious problem in Costa Rica. The Child Welfare Office reported 19 cases of children sexually exploited for commercial purposes between January and June 2013. In 2012, the judicial branch noted only four successful prosecutions for sex with minors involving payment.When it came to corruption, Costa Rica avoided the censure the State Department leveled against many other Latin American countries, but the report noted that “officials sometimes engaged in corrupt practices with impunity.” The report mentioned a preliminary report from the ethics solicitor’s office finding insufficient oversight of the presidency after President Laura Chinchilla accepted a ride on a private jet to Peru in May 2013. The document also cited the ongoing investigation into graft allegations from the construction of Route 1856 along the northern border with Nicaragua, among the notable cases.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called out China, Cuba, Egypt, Russia, Syria, South Sudan, and Ukraine among the countries with the most troubling human rights abuses in the preface to the report.“… These reports show that too many governments continue to tighten their grasp on free expression, association, and assembly, using increasingly repressive laws, politically motivated prosecutions and even new technologies to deny citizens their universal human rights, in the public square, and in virtual space,” Kerry wrote in his preface to the report. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with calls for action Colombia president supports allowing medical marijuana Advocates of drug policy reform have a new voice in Costa Rica: members of law enforcement Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even furtherlast_img read more

Announcing The Tico Times next Deep Dive Costa Ricas Southern Zone

Announcing The Tico Times next Deep Dive Costa Ricas Southern Zone

first_imgIn late 2018, The Tico Times began something new: taking our entire editorial team on week-long visits to Costa Rican communities far beyond the Central Valley. By spending seven days or more with reporters, photographers, videographers, and food and drink gurus on hand, we generate seven days’ worth of in-depth reporting, travel tips and more.Next up is Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, home to some of the country’s most extraordinary biodiversity, hardest-working changemakers and biggest socioeconomic challenges. While we could (happily) spend many months reporting from Southern Zone communities, we plan to fit all we can into our weeklong exploration by air, land and sea from March 25-31. And we’d love to hear your suggestions.If you call this region home, what are the stories you’d like to see told? If you’re eyeing a visit to this area, what’s the information you wish you had? If you’re a local business owner, how can we work with you to shine a light on the destinations and experiences you love?Contact us at kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to hear from you. (And check out our Santa Teresa and Puerto Viejo Deep Dives for a taste of what we’re planning.) Related posts:Wild and untamed: Our Southern Zone Deep Dive Sittin’ by the dock of the Golfo Pic of the Day: Capuchin monkeys find snake in tree The Future of Golfito: The Shannon L. Martin Foundation projects a new vision for town Dreamlike, diverse and grappling with change: Our Santa Teresa deep dive Facebook Comments Rough edges and rich culture: Our Puerto Viejo Deep Divelast_img read more

UN sanctions 6 generals for fueling South Sudan conflict

first_imgUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council decided Wednesday to impose sanctions on six generals for fueling an 18-month conflict in South Sudan that has killed thousands, forced over two million people to flee their homes and created a humanitarian emergency.U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said the council’s decision demonstrates that “those who commit atrocities and undermine peace will face consequences.” She urged political and military leaders on both sides to put aside “their self-serving ambitions, end the fighting and engage in negotiations to establish a transitional government.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Fighting broke out in the world’s newest nation in December 2014 after President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, accused former vice president Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer, of trying to oust him in a coup. That sparked months of ethnic attacks, and the violence has continued despite several cease-fires.The council imposed sanctions on three generals from the government: Maj. Gen. Marial Chanuong Yol Mangok, commander of Kiir’s presidential guard; Lt. Gen. Gabriel Jok Riak, whose forces are fighting in Unity State; and Maj. Gen. Santino Deng Wol, who led an offensive through Unity State in May in which children, women and old men were killed.The council also imposed sanctions on three commanders loyal to Machar: Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, chief of the general staff; Maj. Gen. James Koang Chuol, who led attacks in Upper Nike State; and Maj. Gen. Peter Gadet, the rebels’ deputy chief of staff for operations.The six generals will now be subject to a global travel ban and asset freeze.Power said that four years after South Sudan became independent from Sudan the country’s political leadership has squandered the international goodwill that accompanied its birth “and pursued political and economic self-interest that has produced only violence, displacement and suffering for the South Sudanese people.” Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more