FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public.A three-judge panel ruled Friday the deposition of Richard Sackler must be unsealed. Sackler is a former president of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. He’s a member of the family that controls the company. His testimony could reveal more information about the company’s marketing practices. The company announced earlier this year it would stop marketing the painkiller.Sackler’s testimony is part of Kentucky’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma that settled in 2015 for $24 million.The ruling is a victory for STAT, a national health publication owned by Boston Globe Media that sued to unseal the testimony.Adam Beam, The Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s government has removed hundreds of archaeological museums, ancient sites and castles inadvertently put on a provisional list of properties up for private development under the country’s bailout terms.The culture ministry said Tuesday that following careful cross-checks, 2,330 properties were taken off the portfolio of state-owned real estate scheduled for development over the next 99 years.Among them was the 4,000-year-old palace of Knossos on Crete, Greece’s second most-popular ancient monument.Also, the tomb of King Philip II of Macedon —Alexander the Great’s father — in northern Greece, more than a dozen museums and most archaeological sites in No. 2 city Thessaloniki, including its White Tower, were removed from the list.The list of heritage sites was compiled in June, sparking protests, but the ministry only published it Tuesday.The Associated Press
6 November 2009The top United Nations envoy to Nepal today lamented the fact that there has been limited progress in overcoming the political impasse that emerged in the country earlier this year, and little movement on the remaining tasks of the peace process. Around 13,000 lives were lost during Nepal’s decade-long civil war, which came to an end in 2006 with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government and Maoists. Presenting Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), Karin Landgren told the Security Council that the peace process in recent months has “faced protracted deadlock, with the added risk of confrontation.” Ms. Landgren, the Secretary-General’s Representative and head of UNMIN, reported that the impasse that emerged following the events of May – when the President revoked the Army Chief’s dismissal, and consequently the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) stepped down from the Government – remains unresolved.“Despite continuing efforts, the level of trust among the major parties has continued to dwindle,” she stated.Mr. Ban, in his report, voiced concern that key commitments in the peace process have not been implemented, and that persistent mistrust among the parties and their “absorption in day-to-day politics and internal party issues” are impeding talks. Ms. Landgren noted that while much of the past three months has offered “the semblance of calm” in the country, the past few days have seen low-level clashes between the Maoist-affiliated Yong Communist League and the Unified Maoist-Leninist Youth Force in some eastern districts.“In the current climate, these protest actions carry a significant risk of confrontation and violence,” she said. “There is an urgent need to de-escalate the tensions and to find a framework for taking the peace process forward.”She added that the mandate of UNMIN – originally designed for supporting the election of the Constituent Assembly, and due to expire in less than three months time – cannot go on indefinitely. During the next 11 weeks, she said, the parties need to “arrest the loss of momentum, and invest goodwill, realism and rigour” in their pursuit of sustainable peace in Nepal.“Until the parties establish a clearer framework for cooperation, and find ways of moving forward on major elements of the peace process, it is difficult to plot a structured exit for UNMIN.”The Representative also said that, three years on, a review of the progress in the implementation of the major peace agreements may be overdue, and the principal parties should also be encouraged to take stock of the state of the peace process.“The parties themselves have repeatedly underlined their continued commitment to this process, and their intention to see it through to a positive end,” she stated. “It would be tragic if the successes so far were permitted to unravel.”Following closed-door discussions on Nepal, Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting of Austria, which holds the rotating Council presidency for this month, told reporters that the 15-member body “urged the Government of Nepal and all parties to work together in a spirit of compromise and in a forward-oriented manner to implement the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and take the necessary decisions that will allow UNMIN to complete its tasks within its current mandate.”UN spokesperson Michele Montas, who was asked today about criticism made by some political parties in Nepal to the Secretary-General’s report, said that Mr. Ban’s observations are consistent with his repeated calls for unity and consensus among the political parties to ensure the success of the peace process. “The report is intended to encourage Nepal’s political parties to achieve what they themselves have expressed about the desirability of a unity Government and does not in any way represent a form of interference,” she told reporters.
TORONTO — The best way to secure retirement for more Canadians is with a third option for pension plans, and not the way Ontario is approaching the problem by expanding the Canada Pension Plan, says Kevin Sorenson, minister of state for finance, on Thursday.[np_storybar title=”Forget talk of a pension crisis, Canadians are very well protected in their retirement” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/04/23/forget-the-talk-of-a-pension-crisis-canadians-are-very-well-protected-in-their-retirement/”%5DPhilip Cross: Canadians are anything but the robotic automatons portrayed in models and blanket increases in pension coverage are needless. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]The federal government wants to create a target-benefit plan, or shared-risk plan, as an alternative to defined-benefit plans, generally favoured by workers, and defined-contribution plans, which are favoured by employers. It’s billing the new framework as a “sustainable and flexible” option, which will only be available for Crown corporations and federally-regulated workers in the transportation, banking and telecommunications sectors.“We need to have a third option,” said Sorenson following the announcement during a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto.“We are not picking and choosing for Canadians. We want the defined-benefit plan there as a choice, we want the defined-contribution plan to be an option and we want the target-benefit plan to be an option.”We would encourage Ontario to look at balancing their budgets, and move away from higher payroll taxes for people of OntarioOttawa calls the voluntary plan as an “innovative approach” that will allow employers and employees to create targets, and adjust benefits and contributions to their needs in times of surplus or deficit, like the recent financial crisis that put many defined-benefit plans in jeopardy due to investment shortfalls.The proposed framework would allow companies with defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans to convert to target-benefit plans, if all parties agree. The flexibility of the third option may prove attractive to employers who are moving away from the risk of defined-benefit plans.With more workers retiring in the next few years, and living longer, the drain on pension plans has led to concerns that Canadians may be not be adequately prepared, financially, for retirement.Sorenson said a shared-risk plan will allow flexible target benefits to be set, based on a pre-determined formula. Retirees would benefit from the “pooling of longevity risk” between employers and employees, something not offered by the current plans. Public consultations regarding the proposal will be held during the next 60 days.Sorenson said Ottawa continues to oppose expanding the Canada Pension Plan by boosting premiums and benefits, an initiative favoured by Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Manitoba, but one the federal government called “risky” and said would cost jobs and stunt business development by raising premiums for workers and firms.“We are not looking at the present time enhancing CPP. We have said that now is not the time to talk about extra payroll taxes,” he said“We would encourage Ontario to look at balancing their budgets, and move away from higher payroll taxes for people of Ontario. We believe it would put businesses here in Ontario at a disadvantage to other businesses across the country.”Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa said his province plans on moving ahead with its own provincial pension plan, even without the support of the federal government. In the past, Sousa has accused Sorenson of misrepresenting the issue with statements that enhancements to CPP could cost up to 70,000 jobs.“Talk of a modest enhancement was, however, dismissed by the federal government in December, and today’s announcement gives no sign of a change in direction,” he said in a statement.“It is as a result of this continued inaction that has forced Ontario to act now, so that today’s workers have a more secure retirement tomorrow. We will continue to move forward to implement a made-in-Ontario alternative to protect Ontario workers in their retirement. Doing nothing is not a solution to this problem.”Meanwhile, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business said it supported Ottawa’s move but was disappointed that the target-benefit plan would not be available to the public service.“With the private sector moving quickly away from traditional defined benefit pension plans, a shared risk model will be a terrific addition to Canada’s pension landscape,” said CFIB president Dan Kelly.“A shared risk plan could also help taxpayers get out from under massive unfunded pension liabilities, such as the $6.5 billion liability at Canada Post alone. We hope the federal government doesn’t stop with Crown Corporations and considers moving the core civil service to a less costly shared risk pension plan.”Sorenson would not commit to whether these new plans would be extended to the public service, only stating that it will continue to take it under consideration following the consultation period.The Harper government has long preferred tax-free savings accounts and pooled registered pension plans, both voluntary savings vehicles created by the Conservatives, rather than mandated CPP improvements.The CPP, established in 1965, currently provides retirement benefits to contributing workers up to a maximum of about $12,500 annually.Maximum yearly premiums of about $4,700 are split half-and-half with employers; the self-employed pay the full amount. There are currently more than 1,200 federally-regulated pension plans in Canada.— With files from Julian Beltrame
A Haldimand man with a destructive history was spared a penitentiary sentence when he pleaded guilty in Simcoe court recently.John Charles Willard, 29, pleaded guilty to mischief under $5,000, mischief over $5,000, theft of motor vehicle, driving while disqualified and dangerous operation of a vehicle.Justice Aubrey Hilliard sentenced Willard to time served, calculated at 312 days, and another 23 months in jail.“This is your last chance to stay out of the penitentiary,” the judge told Willard.His most recent offences began last August when he broke a faucet in a bathroom at Simcoe’s Norfolk General Hospital bathroom and then stole his mother’s car a few days later.Speeding through the community, Willard, despondent and a disqualified driver at the time, crashed the car, ending up with multiple serious injuries.Defence lawyer Ann Marie Stewart said her client was taken to the Simcoe hospital and then to a trauma unit in Hamilton. His injuries included a broken or dislocated hip, damaged sternum, broken ribs and broken neck bone, she said.“My client was in the hospital for a long period of time and then transferred to the Windsor detention centre’s medical unit.”Stewart said she found it difficult to discuss issues with Willard because he was so impaired by pain medication.At the Windsor centre, a guard found Willard in a solitary infirmary cell using the top of a portable table to smash windows. He did an estimated $10,000 to $15,000 in damage to four windows before being restrained by a group of officers.Assistant Crown attorney Gracie Romano said Willard, while in jail in Ottawa, caused about $100,000 in damage by tearing apart the sprinkler system.“The resulting flooding caused significant damage to the institution.”Romano asked the judge to sentence Willard to a prison term for his own sake.“He can’t control his addictions and it’s very concerning to the Crown,” she said. “He’s been offered all these programs over the years and he starts them and doesn’t finish them.”Romano said Willard has a “horrendous record” of 112 convictions.“A penitentiary sentence is absolutely necessary now. He’s a significant risk to re-offend and to cause harm to others in the community.”But Stewart argued her client’s Indigenous and family background should be taken into consideration, including that he found the man he thought to be his father dead from suicide.“His record is terrible but I’m asking you to consider his mental-health issues. There’s a cry out to the medical community to make a diagnosis here.”Stewart said a jail sentence would permit Willard to return to St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre in Brockville, Ont., where he’s already begun an assessment, speeding up his rehabilitation programming.Willard acknowledged he has a “very long record.“I wanted to kill myself,” he said. “I’m so sorry for what happened and hopefully I can get some help.”Willard also was ordered to repay $14,712 to an insurance company for the destruction of his mother’s car.And he is banned from driving for 10 years.“The hope is the authorities will send you to St. Lawrence Valley as soon as practical,” said the judge.“This is a very significant sentence and, if you come back before the court, the sentence will go up and not down.”SGamble@postmedia.com@EXPSGamble
← Previous Story Barca put on silence “Orange army” in Kristianstad Next Story → Piotr Przybecki is new ORLEN Wisla Plock coach! The reigning SEHA GAZPROM champions MVM Veszprem announced contract signing with Spanish right back Isaias Guardiola. The 32 years-old Spaniard will be loaned player from his club French Pays D’Aix until June 30, 2016.The 197 cm tall and 100 kg lefthander has a huge international experience which will help Xavi Sabate team in the last part of the season. He will be a useful addition to the right back position where are Laszlo Nagy and Christian Zeitz, who is struggling with the arm injury for a while.Guardiola has played in two EHF Champions League finals with BM Ciudad Real and BM Atletico Madrid.Guardiola’s career:2003-2005: Valencia2005-2010: Ciudad Logrono2010-2011: Ciudad Real2011-2012: Atletico Madrid2012-2014: Rhein-Neckar Löwen2014-2015: Aalborg Håndbold2015: Pays d’Aix
Rare, farouche, rusé : une photo exceptionnelle d’un gloutonGrâce aux caméras automatiques disposées dans l’ouest des États-Unis par une ONG internationale, les naturalistes peuvent étudier les populations d’un carnivore nord-américain devenu très rare, le glouton (ou carcajou). L’un d’eux vient d’être ainsi d’être photographié dans le Montana. Le glouton, ou carcajou (Gulo gulo), un carnivore apparenté au blaireau (mais bien plus gros), est un animal rare, dont il ne reste que 250 à 300 individus, vivant au Canada et dans les régions montagneuses de l’ouest des États-Unis, où son habitat s’est réduit de moitié au fil du temps. À lire aussiLes tatous géants, des ingénieurs de l’écosystème qui creusent des abris pour les autresL’un d’eux a récemment été ‘piégé’ dans le Montana par l’un des appareils photo à déclenchement automatique disposés dans la nature par la Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), une ONG environnementale internationale basée au Parc zoologique du Bronx, à New York. Destinés à recenser un maximum d’individus pour évaluer la population globale de ces mammifères et son évolution, ces pièges photographiques, munis d’un appât de nourriture et placés dans les arbres, sont conçus de telle sorte que les marques distinctives ornant la face inférieure de chaque carcajou apparaissent à l’image. En identifiant ainsi chaque spécimen (qui se laisse tirer le portrait du moins), les scientifiques peuvent documenter les données liées à la distribution de l’espèce et à son habitat. Mis en place depuis huit ans dans le grand écosystème de Yellowstone, ce procédé a conduit à une meilleure compréhension de l’écologie du glouton et aidera à améliorer les stratégies de conservation.Le 6 mars 2012 à 15:44 • Maxime Lambert
More Scripps Health nurses head to help Camp Fire victims. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A second team of nurses from Scripps Medical Health traveled to northern California Tuesday to provide aid to the Camp Fire victims.A Scripps Medical Response Team of five nurses returned last Friday from their week long deployment to provide medical care to victims and evacuees of the Camp Fire in Northern California.This second team will be led by Kelly Hardiman, R.N., and will also include Jay Larrosa, R.N., Debra Egan, R.N., and Jennifer Casey, R.N. Posted: November 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom November 27, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Wildfires FacebookTwitter
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A US strike on a Syrian airbase ordered in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack killed four soldiers on Friday and virtually destroyed its facilities, a monitoring group said.”An air commodore was among the four soldiers killed,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.”The airbase was almost completely destroyed — the runway, the fuel tanks and the air defences were all blown to pieces,” the Britain-based monitoring group said.”There were Sukhoi-22, Sukhoi-24 and MiG-23″ fighter aircraft on the ground, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.The officers’ quarters at Shayrat, the government’s second most important airbase, were also damaged, he added.Only Latakia airbase in the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime on the Mediterranean coast, where his ally Russia also maintains extensive facilities, is more extensive.Washington said that Russian military officials in Syria were informed of the strike beforehand in order to avoid casualties that could prompt a broader crisis.
Exposure to dim light at night may contribute to spreading of breast cancer to bones, researchers have shown in an animal study. When breast cancer spreads it often affects bones, cause severe pain and make them fragile. “To date no one has reported that exposure to dim light at night induces circadian disruption, which increases spread of bone metastatic breast cancer,” said Muralidharan Anbalagan, Assistant Professor, at Tulane University in New Orleans. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe findings were presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans. For the preliminary study, the team created a mouse model of bone metastatic breast cancer. They injected oestrogen receptor-positive human breast cancer cells, which have a low propensity to grow in bones, into the tibia (shinbone) of female mice. Like humans, mice produced a strong night-time circadian melatonin signal, shown to produce strong anti-cancer actions and for promoting sleep. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWhile one group of mice was kept in the light for 12 hours each day, the other group of three mice in the dark for 12 hours. Another group spent 12 hours in light, followed by 12 hours in dim light at night. X-ray images showed that mice exposed to a light or dim light cycle had much larger tumours and increased bone damage compared with mice kept in a standard light/dark cycle, he noted. “Our research identified the importance of an intact nocturnal circadian melatonin anti-cancer signal in suppressing bone-metastatic breast tumour growth,” Anbalagan said.
FFACE, one of the prominent talent management brands of Eastern India unveiled the top fifteen finalists who would compete to win the crown of ‘FFACE Anokhi’. This pageant is digitally powered by Facebook. The India auditions happened at The Park, Kolkata recently.The unveiling took place on July 29, in the presence of the star cast of the upcoming Bengali movie Parineeta – glamorous actress Subhasree Ganguly, popular model turned actor Falaque Rashid Roy, well known actor Adrit Roy and renowned director Raj Chakraborty along with Neil Roy, Founder-Director of FFACE; Paromita Ghosh, Strategic Consultant-Director of FFACE; and Indroneel Mukherjee, Fashion Director of FFACE. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf The beauty pageant has taken place across Bangladesh and Eastern India. ‘Every woman is beautiful’, and to add on to this notion over 100 participants from Eastern India appeared before judges. This was indeed a matter of tough choice and the jury had a hard time judging and picking the best fifteen. The judges panel included renowned director Satrajit Sen, acclaimed DJ Akash Rohira, eminent RJ Jimmy Tangree along with Indroneel Mukherjee and Paromita Ghosh. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Initially after auditions in Bangladesh and India, 15 participants will be selected from each country. Out of 15 women the top 10 participants of each country will be selected for the final round, who will compete for the crown of FFACE Anokhi. The finale will be held at Thailand in September 2019. Speaking on this occasion Neil Roy, Founder-Director of FFACE said, “Anokhi is a platform where we believe that every shape and size of woman is beautiful. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Size doesn’t matter in beauty. Today we are going to announce the top 15 contestants of the FFACE Anokhi India and we are very excited about it”. Paromita Ghosh, Strategic Consultant-Director of FFACE said, “Beauty comes in every shape and size. Every woman is beautiful in her own way. No matter what shape or size you are, you should feel confident in your own skin. We want to promote the message about body positivity through our platform Anokhi as we firmly believe that every girl is special in her own way irrespective of her size and shape. Indroneel Mukherjee, Fashion Director of FFACE added “Loving oneself isn’t hard, when you understand who you exactly are. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It’s so beyond all of those things and it’s what gives life to everything about you. We hardly see any plus size model in the fashion industry. Why should shape and size be a barrier, It doesn’t matter what weight, shape or form your body is, you should be proud of it.” The FFace Anokhi India finalists include, Lopamudra Chakraborty, Poonam Mahendra, Meenakshi Sudan, Swagata Paul, Pooja Pathak, Bilkes Parveen, Bandana Basu, Rajnandini Mukherjee, Asha Saha, Rakhi Shah, Rinky Saha, Tanzim Tankhir, among others.
Where is Netflix downloading shows to on Windows 10? by Martin Brinkmann on April 05, 2017 in Music and Video – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 19 commentsNetflix enabled the downloading of — some — TV show episodes and movies in the company’s application for Windows 10 recently.It allows you to download these shows and movies to the local device, and watch them at a later point in time. Ideal for adding some to your laptop before you spend the next ten hours or so flying to Japan, or spending the vacation with your kids in a place with bad or no Internet reception at all.The downloading itself works just fine. You click on the download icon next to the episode or movie, and the Netflix app starts the download immediately afterwards. It downloads not only the video, but also subtitles and audio tracks, so that you may watch the video in a different language or with subtitles.Where is Netflix downloading shows to on Windows 10?What’s not answered at all however is the following: where are the movies and TV show episodes that you download from Netflix stored?This may not be a question that you are interested in if you have plenty of disk space on your c: drive, but if storage on that drive is limited, you may not be able to use it to the fullest.If you have downloaded a couple of Netflix videos already, you may have noticed that free space on your device’s main hard drive shrunk already. Netflix does not seem to limit the downloads that you can make, so it is easy enough to fill a drive as shows may 300 and more Megabytes of space locally.The guys over on Into Windows found out where downloaded Netflix shows and movies are stored in. It is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\4DF9E0F8.Netflix_mcm4njqhnhss8\LocalState\offlineInfo\downloadsMake sure you change the username part of the path before you paste it in the Explorer address field.Videos are not listed with a descriptive name, but with a nine digit identifier that won’t tell you anything about the video. While you may be able to draw conclusions by looking at the date and time of files, or the size, it is not really helpful as it is when it comes to identification.As you may have guessed already, the downloaded videos won’t play in anything but the Netflix application. This is caused by digital rights management, and there is nothing that you can do about it.Also, it is not advised to rename the files, as the Netflix application won’t be able to pick them up anymore when you do. Note that you cannot drag and drop the files into the Netflix application to play them either.So what can you do about the downloads filling up your hard drive space? Not an awful lot unfortunately. The Netflix application has no preference to set a different download directory on the computer.The only option you find there is to change the video quality of downloads, and the disk usage that all downloaded Netflix videos occupy.The default quality level is set to high. You can change that to standard to decrease the time it takes to download shows, and the space they need on the computer’s hard drive.The only option you have is to move some videos out of the folder to another one, and copy them back when you want to watch them.Now You: Do you download shows or movies to your devices, or stream them only?SummaryArticle NameWhere is Netflix downloading shows to on Windows 10?DescriptionThe guide answers where Netflix stores downloaded videos on a Windows 10 device, and what options you have to reduce the storage used by those videos.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Costa Rican police discovered more than 100 kilos of cocaine Sunday hidden in a container on a dock in Limón, on the Carribean coast.The Public Security Ministry said 119 packages of cocaine were found vacuum-sealed inside balloons of various colors. Each package contained approximately a kilo of cocaine. No arrests made. So far in 2012, Costa Rican authorities have seized more than nine tons of cocaine, according to official figures. Facebook Comments No related posts.
Associated PressCAIRO (AP) – The Muslim Brotherhood has stopped talking about its longtime dream of an Islamic Egypt and expelling Israel’s ambassador to Cairo. Instead, President-elect Mohammed Morsi is hurriedly building a diverse alliance with leftists, liberals and Christians to bolster his battle to end military rule.Those familiar with the group’s inner workings say, however, that this may only be a short-term strategy that will give way later to a push for the stricter imposition of Islamic law. That could partly explain why the secular generals who took over from ousted President Hosni Mubarak 16 months ago will not relinquish their hold on most levers of power. Comments Share The “new” Brotherhood as embodied by Morsi has left many debating whether the group has had a genuine, long-term shift of ideology dictated by the demands of politics or was simply making the right noises to win allies and would shift back to its longstanding goals at the next opportunity.Some analysts see Morsi, a 60-year-old, American-trained engineer, as a conservative Islamist who subscribes to a school of thought within the Brotherhood that advocated “Taqiyah,” or secrecy, about one’s true intentions until the most opportune moment comes for their implementation.Others, however, see Morsi’s outreach as the group’s response to a dramatic drop in its popularity after it failed to turn its domination of parliament earlier this year into real political power. They also cite the group’s lack of experience in governance to explain its need for allies.Genuine or not, some of the group’s actions in recent weeks appeared designed to allay fears of what many see as the Brotherhood’s lust for power and readiness to make secret deals to secure it.Having spent most of the 84 years since its inception as an outlawed group targeted by successive governments, the Brotherhood’s keen interest in power _ some call it an obsession _ may be understandable. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The armed forces, said Maj. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy, will continue to be the “trustworthy guardian” of the nation and its people. When pressed to explain what the role of “guardian” will entail, Maj. Gen. Mohammed el-Assar abruptly chipped in: “interpret it any way you like.”The final word was Hegazy’s. The military, he said, would protect the country from external as well as domestic threats.Michael W. Hanna, an Egyptian-American expert on Egypt at the Century Foundation in New York, said “the military’s recent steps suggest they are unlikely to turn over all the levers of governance to the Islamists, regardless of any future efforts by Morsi to assuage the fears of other political factions and parties.”The Brotherhood’s apparent plan to shelve Islamization, at least for now, comes at a cost.Already, some ultraconservative Salafi groups have publicly said that their participation in a Morsi administration is conditional on his declaring his commitment to implementing Shariah, or Islamic law. The Salafis won about a quarter of the seats in the dissolved parliament.Abandoning their goal of turning Egypt into an Islamic state, according to Hassan, could also cost the group the support of its hardline faction, which has long objected to its involvement in politics at the expense of its original mandate as a charity that helps Muslims to understand their faith and practice its many rituals. Hassan, el-Anani and others trace the causes of the Brotherhood’s shift to the dramatic drop in support for the group in the first round of the presidential elections held in May. Morsi won about 25 percent of the vote, or half the votes won by the group in the legislative elections five months earlier. In the runoff against Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, Morsi edged his rival by about 1 million votes, a narrow victory for a group that claims to be the country’s largest.“The group’s leaders met and did some soul searching,” el-Anani said. “They realized that they were out of touch with the new environment in Egypt and decided they can only survive if they reached out to other political forces.”,(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements But it may have over-reached, unleashing the fury of the generals.It won just under half of parliament seats in elections held some six months ago even though it had earlier pledged to contest only 30 percent of them. It also reneged on a decision not to field a presidential candidate, and packed with Islamists a 100-member panel tasked with drafting a new constitution.At the time, Brotherhood lawmakers gave the military and many Egyptians something to worry about. They sharply criticized the judiciary and the police force, demanded the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador in Cairo and called for a national referendum on the 1978 Camp David accords, which provided the basis for Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel. But it was its suspected desire to dominate every vestige of authority that provoked the military.The generals dissolved parliament after a court ruled that a third of its seats were elected under a law that breached the principle of equality. The constitutional panel was also dissolved by a court ruling that said the process of selecting members violated a constitutional declaration adopted in March last year.The Brotherhood again packed the panel with Islamists but has sought to make amends by giving its chair and two deputies to non-Islamist figures. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Less than a week after he was declared winner of a hotly contested runoff, Morsi has promised to name a woman and a Christian as vice presidents, held talks with liberal intellectuals, indirectly assured Israel that it has nothing to fear from him and told Washington that maintaining close relations with the U.S. is a priority.Since qualifying for the June 16-17 presidential runoff, Morsi has made no mention of the Muslim Brotherhood’s traditional positions, such as banning alcohol, forcing women to cover up in public or prohibiting bank interest as usury.“The Brotherhood wants to take on the generals, but it cannot do that alone,” said Khalil el-Anani, an expert on Islamic groups from Britain’s Durham University. “It is a necessity for the Brotherhood to offer concessions to different groups.”But no one is taking Morsi’s promises at face value. Some Christian and liberal groups have set up teams to monitor whether he keeps his promises.“They will just have to work with him and the Brotherhood for now and hopefully try to organize a secular leftist front that will pressure the new government and new parliament to make sure the demands of the street are taken into account in the public policymaking process,” said Azzedine Layachi, a Middle East expert at St. John’s University in New York. Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Ammar Ali Hassan, an Egyptian expert on Islamist groups, says the Brotherhood’s newly adopted moderate tone and Morsi’s outreach are motivated in large part by their desire to share the blame if the new government fails to make headway in tackling the country’s seemingly endless problems.“All this, however, could be temporary until Morsi’s feet are firmly in the ground as president,” he warned. “Morsi will never disengage from the Brotherhood and its longtime objectives. For one thing, he can only be loyal and grateful to the group that backed him all the way to the presidency.”Morsi was not the first choice for presidential candidate, having been thrown into the race after the group’s chief strategist and financier, Khairat el-Shater, was disqualified over a Mubarak-era conviction.Morsi’s attempts to position himself and the Brotherhood as moderates seeking inclusion apparently have not convinced the military. Two senior members of the ruling military council indicated in a television interview late Wednesday night that they and other generals were not prepared to cede any of their powers.They both insisted that there would be no going back on a “constitutional declaration” issued last week that gave the military legislative powers and control over foreign affairs as well as the drafting of a new constitution. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes
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Cassius Sr. was a sign painter "with minor artistic talents and a major taste for gin" according to Sports Illustrated His mother Odesssa worked as a household domestic Clays ancestors were slaves on the plantation of his namesake a Kentucky politician who was Lincolns minister to Russia He had an Irish great-grandfather named Abe Grady But no trace of white blood could shield young Cassius from the slights of segregated Louisville For example Clay said that when he was 8 or 9 an old white man harassed him while he played with friends near the railroad tracks dragging him by his collar and shouting "shut your mouth little n—-r" as Clay resisted (another man the story goes interceded and saved Clay from further harm) "Why cant I be rich" Clay once asked his father Cassius Sr touched his sons hand "Look here" he said "Thats why you cant be rich" Clay came out swinging and scored his first knockout against his own mother "When he was a few months old he looked like a military boxer" Odessa said during a 1978 episode of the television program This Is Your Life featuring Ali "And when he was 18 months old he was very strong and had big muscled arms" His mother said that one day Clay waved his arms around as babies do and punched her tooth out Clay would jabber "gee gee gee gee" by the side of his crib so his family started calling him GG Later after he became Golden Gloves champion Clay said he was trying to say "Golden Gloves" Odessa told Ali biographer Thomas Hauser: "By the time he was four he had all the confidence in the world" In October of 1954 when Clay was 12 he and a friend rode their bicycles to a Louisville bazaar and spent the day eating free popcorn and candy When it was time to head home Clay discovered that his red-and-white Schwinn had been stolen A white police officer named Joe Martin was downstairs in a boxing gym and a crying Clay reported the theft to him Clay swore that we would beat up whoever took it Martin who also happened to train fighters and produced a local television show Tomorrows Champions showcasing Louisvilles best boxing talent responded: "Well you better learn how to fight before you start challenging people youre going to whup" The worlds greatest boxer was born Clay started training the next day at Martins gym Just six-weeks later the 89-pound nothing-weight won a three-round decision in his ring debut "He didnt know a left hook from a kick in the ass" Martin told Sports Illustrated "But he developed quite rapidly" Clay was a maniacal worker and would sometimes race the school bus for 20 blocks and always claim to beat it of course Clay won 100 out of 108 amateur bouts and two consecutive Amateur Athletic Union Championships in 1959 and 1960 both as a light heavyweight "His secret was his unusual eye speed" Martin said "It was blinding The only other athlete I ever saw who had that kind of eye speed was Ted Williams When he started fighting Cassius was so fast with his eyes that you could give a guy a screen door and he wouldnt hit Cassius 15 times with it in 15 rounds" In the classroom Clay was a lightweight He was ranked 376th out of 391 students at Louisvilles Central High School But the schools principal a tall scholarly man named Atwood Wilson who had a masters degree from the University of Chicago excused Clays academic failings "One day our greatest claim to fame is going to be that we knew Cassius Clay or taught him" Wilson told his faculty Wilson would introduce Clay as the "next heavyweight champion of the world" at assemblies and warn misbehaving students: "You act up Im going to turn Cassius Clay on you" During his high school years Clay showed little interest in the civil rights movement though he did start to craft his showman act Clay would shadowbox while dancing down the hallway stopping his fists within an inch of an unsuspecting classmates nose "Im the greatest" Clay would yell during his school bus races "He always made a joke out of everything" a former classmate Dorothy McIntyre Kennedy told Sports Illustrated Kennedy said Clay would endlessly declare his love for her "I never took him seriously" she said "It was like he never wanted to grow up He wanted to be this person the class clown" After qualifying for the 1960 Rome Olympics Clay almost skipped the trip Airplanes terrified him "He wanted to take a boat or something" Martin said in Hausers definitive 1991 oral history Muhmamad Ali: His Life And Times After a three-hour chat in Louisvilles Central Park Martin convinced Clay that if he wanted the heavyweight title he had to go to Rome and win gold Fighting in the 178-lb light-heavyweight division Clay cruised through his first three fights before meeting Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland in the finals Pietrzykowski had Clay beat through the first two rounds but in the last round Clay unfurled a steady stream of combinations at that his worn-out opponent couldnt handle The charismatic Clay strutted around Olympic village where he was known as the mayor "His peers loved him" Wilma Rudolph who won three-sprinting golds in Rome told Sports Illustrated "Everybody wanted to see him Everybody wanted to be near him Everybody wanted to talk to him And he talked all the time I always hung in the background not knowing what he was going to say" Clay loved showing off his hardware "He slept with it" Rudolph said referring to the gold medal "He went to the cafeteria with it He never took it off No one cherished it the way he did" At the medals ceremony a reporter from the Soviet Union asked Clay how it felt to represent a country in which racial segregation was tolerated "Tell youre readers weve got qualified people working on that problem and Im not worried about the outcome" Clay responded "To me the USA is still the best country in the world counting yours It may be hard to eat sometimes but anyhow I ain’t fighting alligators and living in a mud hut" After Clay became more attuned to the tumult of the 1960s he regretted that remark as a sign of his naiveté When Clay arrived back in Louisville he was greeted as a heroalthough his gold medal could not get him a glass of juice at a Jim Crow luncheonette The mayor a group of cheerleaders and 300 fans greeted him at the tarmac There Clay recited an early poem: "To make America the greatest is my goal/So I beat the Russian I beat the Pole/And for the USA won the Medal of Gold/Italians said Youre greater than the Cassius his old" Not his best effort but as the world would soon find out Clay was just getting started Road to the Championship With the backing of the Louisville Sponsoring Group a collection of 11 white businessmen 10 of whom were millionaires who each invested $2800 to launch Clays career Clay turned pro (One member of the group former investment counselor Bill Faversham had to put in just $1400 a discount that rewarded his organizational efforts) Clay got a $10000 bonus a $4000 salary allexpenses paid and a 50-50 split of all purses Three days after signing themanagement deal Clay made his pro debut at Louisvilles Freedom Hall on October 29 1960 before 6000 fans He beat Tunney Hunsaker a part-time fighter who was also chief of police of Fayetteville West Virginia "Hes a bum" said Clay who often cruised around Louisville in his pink Cadillac "Ill lick him easy" Clay beat the lumpy Hunsaker in a six-round decision "He was fast as lighting and he could hit from every position without getting hit" Hunsaker said in Ali: His Life and Times "I tried just about every trick I knew to throw him off balance but he was just too good" A local West Virginia attorney asked Hunsaker what he thought about the young fighter Hunsaker replied: "Hell be heavyweight champ of the world someday" Clay trained with former heavyweight champ Archie Moore who was still fighting at 44 They did not mesh Rather than listen to Moores lessons in power punching Clay challenged Moore to spar with him "I wanted him to respect me as a man and as an instructor and fall in line with the learning process" Moore told Hauser "And that seemed to amuse and sometimes anger him" (Two years later Clay defeated Moore in a fourth-round TKO "Archies been living off the fat of the land Im here to give him his pension plan" Clay mused before the Moore fight "When you come to the fight dont block the aisle dont block the door You will all go home after round four") After the Moore experiment turned sour Clay still needed a trainer The Louisville gurus who nurtured Clays amateur career were deemed too inexperienced to help Clay flourish as a pro On the advice of a boxing bigwig from New York the Louisville syndicate hired veteran Angelo Dundee In December of 1960 Clay stated working with Dundee in Miamis 5th Street Gym which served as a kind of carnival headquarters for the Clay-Ali operation home to characters like Drew "Bundini" Brown the yessiest of Clays yes-men Dundee would remain in Clays corner for the next 21 years "I smoothed Cassius out and put some snap in his punches" Dundee told TIME in 1963 Clay won 18 straight fights over the next three years; only three of them went the distance "Muhammad Ali showed something no one had ever seen in a heavyweight before" boxing historian Bert Sugar later told USA Today "Movement" At a time when boxings mob influence turned off many fight fans the charismatic Clay who overwhelmed the airwaves of each city he fought with his proclamations of all-time greatness was a blessing for the game And Clay was aware of his appeal "Boxings dying because everyone is so quiet" Clay told Sports Illustrated in his Louisville hotel room in October 1961 before he knocked out Alex Miteff "Im an unpredictable young man with a raggedy pink Cadillac Roger Maris the world of space this is an age of records and record-breaking If you dont break some records youre a no one I want to break some boxing records I want to be the youngest heavyweight champion in history I have to be first in the soup line" Wrote TIME in 1963: "People who hadnt been to a fight in ten years began turning out to see him box Half of them adored him; half wanted to be on hand when the loudmouth got his comeuppance Everyone wanted to know what happened next" Clays career was headed straight towards a title bout with the reigning heavyweight champ Sonny Liston And Clay waged an unprecedented smack-talking campaign to secure his shot "Sonny Liston is nothing" Clay said on a 1963 album he released for Columbia records modestly entitled I Am The Greatest The LP was simply a collection of Clays outlandish testimonials plus his strained crooning the BB King classic "Stand By Me" The title of one track: "I Am The Double Greatest" Almost needless to say it was the first of its kind "The man cant talk" Clay said on the album "The man cant fight The man needs talking lessons The man needs boxing lessons And since hes gonna fight me hell need falling lessons .
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