DENVER — First came marijuana as medicine. Now comes legal pot for the people.Those who have argued for decades that legalizing and taxing weed would be better than a costly, failed U.S. drug war have their chance to prove it, as Colorado and Washington became the first states to allow pot for recreational use.While the measures earned support from broad swaths of the electorate in both states Tuesday, they are likely to face resistance from federal drug warriors. As of Wednesday, authorities did not say whether they would challenge the new laws.Pot advocates say a fight is exactly what they want.“I think we are at a tipping point on marijuana policy,” said Brian Vicente, co-author of Colorado’s marijuana measure. “We are going to see whether marijuana prohibition survives, or whether we should try a new and more sensible approach.”Soon after the measures passed, cheering people poured out of bars in Denver, the tangy scent of pot filling the air, and others in Seattle lit up in celebration.Authorities in Colorado, however, urged caution. “Federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly,” said Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who opposed the measure.
A Ridgefield man who was injured in a Wednesday afternoon crash in Castle Rock remains hospitalized, but his condition was upgraded Thursday.Robert Huling, 72, was driving a Mazda MZ3 south on Interstate 5 about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when his vehicle was struck by a northbound Nissan Sentra.The driver of the Sentra, Angelina Puris of Centralia, had lost control of the vehicle and crossed the median, according to Washington State Patrol.Both Huling and Puris were injured. Huling remains in satisfactory condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Puris was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, where she is listed in fair condition.Puris was cited for driving off the roadway.
Global law firm Clifford Chance has reported a 52% mean ethnicity pay gap, 35.6% mean sexuality pay gap, and a 61.9% mean disability pay gap; it is the first law firm to report on sexuality and disability discrepancies.In advance of the second deadline for pay gap reporting on 4 April 2019, Clifford Chance has published data revealing a 21.8% mean gender difference for fixed hourly pay, and 48.5% for bonuses; hourly pay has seen a small gap increase from 20.3% in the 2017 report, while the bonus gap has reduced from 53.2%.Alongside this data, the business chose to include various items that are not legally required, including disability and sexuality pay gaps, as well as outlining its partner pay gap, which it also reported last year.The reporting regulations do not allow firms to include their partner data, as these individuals are not considered employees; Clifford Chance stated that it chose to include the information to provide a more complete understanding of the issue at hand. The organisation’s mean and median partner pay gaps are 25.9% and 30.5%, respectively. This has reduced from 27.3% and 46.3% since the 2017 report.The firm’s mean overall pay gap, including partners, is 68.9%, and its median is 45.7%; this is an increase on 2017, when these numbers stood at 66.3% and 43.6%. The firm states that the reasons for this difference include the level of remuneration provided to partners, and the fact that women make up only 21.3% of the UK partnership, as well as the high proportion of women in secretarial roles.The proportion of women receiving a bonus at Clifford Chance in 59%, while among men it is 57%. The firm reports that it has a 49.5% to 50.5% split between women and men in its upper pay quartile, while its lowest quartile is 81.2% female.Clifford Chance has stated that gender pay is now considered when reward packages are reviewed; it has also introduced an ‘inclusion advocate’ programme, piloted reverse mentoring for senior leaders, increased its enhanced shared parental leave policy to match enhanced maternity leave pay, and re-branded its women’s network to form a new gender parity group, which launched in November 2018.Lynette Williams, inclusion advocate and global head of client and market development, said: “One of the most important drivers of an inclusive culture is ensuring everyone has a voice. We need to listen to our people, support them, and to do what we can to steer them in the right direction.”When it comes to addressing other pay discrepancies, the firm cites its network for black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) employees, as well as its group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) employees, called Arcus, and its Disability Action Group. It also runs reverse mentoring, has a partnership with diversity recruitment group Rare, which supports Bame candidates looking to secure graduate positions, hosts events around transgender awareness, and is a signatory of the Time to Change pledge, committing to improving mental health at work.Williams added: “In a large organisation, it can be difficult for people to know where to go if they need help. It’s important that our people see that the members of the senior team care about [employees] as complex human beings, not just as staff members.“We must also be cognisant of the fact that this is a broader issue than gender. We know that our differences enrich us as a firm, but if we don’t listen to each other, and engage in a constructive dialogue, we’ll never make the changes that matter to our people. We’re having that dialogue more and more, and that’s progress.”Clifford Chance collects diversity information on a voluntary basis through a self-identification portal; among its employees, 81.2% chose to report their ethnicity, 65.2% listed their sexuality, and 70.2% reported disability data.
Vijayawada: The members of Andhra Pradesh Private and Un-Aided Schools Management Association (APPUSMA) welcomed the decision of Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy to extend Amma Vodi scheme to private schools. Addressing the gathering at the APPUSMA executive committee meeting, the association state president A Krishna Reddy on Sunday said that Jaganmohan Reddy stood by his word in implementing Amma Vodi scheme. Also Read – Goldsmith steals gold by polishing jewelry in Bhimavaram Advertise With Us He fulfilled his promise at the time of Padayatra without any further confusion. He said that to make AP 100 per cent literacy state, the scheme would be implemented with an estimated cost of Rs 9,000 crore. The parents of about 30 lakh students who are studying in private schools across the state would be benefited with the scheme, he said and added that APPUSMA will support all the schemes of government for the development of education in the state. Also Read – Permission mandatory for Ganesh pandals: SP Advertise With Us The members of the executive committee unanimously resolved that the High Court verdict on obtaining No Objection Certificate from the Fire department should be simplified. Reddy further said that the new executive committee will be elected at Guntur. The association founder president V Janardhan Reddy, treasurer J Balaji, official representative Tulasi Vishnu Prasad, committee members of 13 districts were present.
Parrot is no stranger to the world of consumer drones. It’s produced various quad-rotor aircraft over the years, but now it has created a new drone that offers the best features of helicopters and planes. Oh, and it looks like an X-Wing. This thing is just begging for a Star Wars product tie-in. Please, Disney.The Swing (which was apparently code named X-Wing) is still a quad-rotor craft. It takes off vertically like Parrot’s other drones, but it doesn’t have to fly that way. If you push forward on the joystick the drone tilts forward and uses the polystyrene wings to fly like a plane. You lose the ability to hover in this mode, but the lift from the wings should make flight more efficient and faster. This is probably going to be the preferred method of flight for the Swing as the large surface area of the wings will make it especially susceptible to wind when flying in vertical mode.Unlike many of Parrot’s drones, the Swing comes with a dedicated controller rather than relying on a smartphone screen. Your phone docks to the controller and connects over Bluetooth. Parrot says the drone will work up to 300 feet away, allowing you to take the drone quite high. That’s serious range for Bluetooth. It’s not clear how Parrot is pulling that off.Parrot isn’t giving up on traditional quadrocopter drones. It also announced a few of those alongside the Swing too. The X-Wing lookalike is what everyone’s going to be clamoring for, though. The Swing will retail for about $155.
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. The images (after) depict a 50 percent dose reduction in chest X-ray without compromisingimage quality. Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. 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One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… 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 The images (after) depict a 50 percent dose reduction in chest X-ray without compromisingimage quality.There are a handful of priorities for radiologists: lowest radiation dosage, highest image quality, optimal workflow, patient satisfaction and software usability. Part of the Cone Health System, Alamance Regional Medical Center‘s (ARMC) partnership with Samsung has made possible a host of positive outcomes for ARMC’s radiology teams and their patients. A recent study revealed that Samsung’s technology was effective in performing reduced-dose X-ray examinations without compromising image quality.Cone Health is an integrated not-for-profit network of more than 100 healthcare providers. Its Alamance Regional Medical Center, located in Burlington, N.C., is a 238-bed medical and surgical hospital, offering advanced imaging services in a modern facility utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. The medical center switched radiography vendors in 2016 as a result of normal equipment replacement.According to Chris DeAngelo, B.S., R.T. (R)(CT), CIIP, CRA, director of imaging services at ARMC, the department was replacing two analog X-ray systems that were end of life, for which parts for repairs could not be found. In explaining the selection process, DeAngelo said a group of supervisors, directors, radiologists and staff members were assembled to evaluate several diagnostic radiology vendors, and ultimately selected Samsung.“Unanimously, the group selected Samsung, due to the ease of use, efficiency with the automation, high image quality and low dose,” reported DeAngelo, adding that the stitching feature was extremely fast and efficient. “We were immediately impressed with the new equipment and processes. We knew from day one we had something special.”When an opportunity to conduct a reduced-dose study with Samsung arose, DeAngelo and his team accepted. The 2017 study was aimed at reducing the radiation dose of adult chest X-rays by 50 percent utilizing Samsung’s GC85A digital radiography (DR) system.“The goal in radiology, especially in diagnostic radiology, is to produce quality images with the lowest radiation dose possible,” said Hetal Patel, M.D., Greensboro Radiology PA, Chief of Radiology at Cone Health-ARMC. He noted that when applying the new Samsung algorithm, they were able to reduce the dose by 50 percent and maintain the same image quality as previous doses — or in some instances better. This approach could be applied to other areas, he explained, noting, “We are very excited about opening the possibilities for all types of diagnostic radiology.”During the reduced-dose study, Patel evaluated 10 posterior anterior (PA) chest X-rays. Each X-ray was evaluated under three settings: H++ (sharp), M++ (medium sharpness) and S++ (soft, or similar to computed radiography [CR]). “I felt that the M++ displayed the PA chest best,” concluded Patel. “The overall image quality was excellent in all 10 instances. No X-ray had to be repeated to improve image quality.“The degree of penetration was excellent, which was best delineated by the improved visualization of the retro-cardiac region on the PA view,” Patel continued. “The remainder of the anatomic structures was also clearly demarcated on all 10 X-rays, [as well as] the boney structures.”Prior patient X-rays were also used in the study to compare quality. The reduced-dose X-rays were judged to be of either comparable quality or improved quality over the previously captured images. Patel believes the reduced-dose algorithm would be applicable to all types of X-ray exams, and would accomplish many radiologists’ goals of reducing radiation dose for all patients.“From a technical standpoint, I have been very impressed with the way Samsung handled this trial,” said DeAngelo. “They essentially were able to make a software modification, so it was relatively seamless for the technologist.” The study required no additional steps, nor additional processing on the radiologic technologist’s part, as it was incorporated into the normal workflow. “This is really a testament to the research and development efforts that Samsung has put into this equipment. It is really impressive how the company has handled diagnostic radiology in this context,” said DeAngelo.In addition to achieving 50 percent dose reduction, the study found that Samsung’s technology achieved an increase in outpatient satisfaction by nearly 80 percent; reduction of in-room scan time from 11 minutes to 5; and, for radiology technologists, increases in satisfaction and staff engagement as a result of the efficiencies the process offered. ARMC uses Press Gainey to survey all of its patients. After the installation of the new Samsung equipment, DeAngelo reported that they noticed a dramatic increase in the patient satisfaction scores for diagnostic radiology. He attributed the increase to three key elements: a redesign of the rooms for Samsung created more comfortable changing rooms; equipment automation with pre-programmed protocols that decreased the in-room time for patients; and automation of equipment, which enabled the technologist to focus more on the patient instead of the equipment.“Samsung’s GC85A is a very efficient piece of imaging equipment that has enabled us to decrease turnaround times in our department to produce extreme efficiencies for the staff, all while increasing patient satisfaction,” said DeAngelo. “Being able to now lower the dose, while maintaining, if not improving image quality, is the icing on the cake.”For Heather Walters, diagnostic imaging supervisor and clinical imaging specialist with Cone Health, these win-win advantages make the technologist’s life easier and more enjoyable. “Techs can spend more time with the patients while obtaining high-quality images, and the patients are happier when the technologist is focused on them and not the equipment,” said Walters.The ARMC radiology team has found the Samsung Low Dose study’s validation so strong that they are eager to do more. Said DeAngelo: “We have confidence in the software algorithms that we can achieve lower dose with the same image quality, and want to expand into pediatrics and across a wider range of protocols.” For the imaging community and patients alike, achieving high-quality diagnostic images with lower doses can now be a priority realized.For more information: www.samsunghealthcare.com/en/lowdose FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more PreviousNext Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | July 03, 2018 Low Dose DR Study Yields 50 Percent Lower Dosage, High-quality Imaging for this N.C. Hospital The images (before) depict a 50 percent dose reduction in chest X-ray without compromisingimage quality.
Call it the gallo pinto effect.Officials from Costa Rica’s Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) this week warned of a shortage of beans in the country, and issued an order to allow tax-free importation from any country in order to meet an estimated shortage of 21,000 tons needed to supply local demand from July to January.The country currently has reserves of 3,200 metric tons of black beans and 1,200 metric tons of red beans. But with domestic consumption at 4,100 tons per month, there are barely enough beans for this month. Beans and rice are essential in Ticos’ daily diet.According to the National Production Council (CNP) a change in agricultural production strategies in Nicaragua – Costa Rica’s main bean provider – severely decreased supplies from that country.But local producers blame the possible shortage on a requirement of MAG’s State Phytosanitary Service (SFE), which states that all imported beans must be completely clean, without any residue or dirt. The rule this year has prevented some 100 containers of beans – mainly from Nicaragua – from entering the country, producers say.Alejandro Monge, executive director of the National Association of Bean Industrials (ANIFRI), confirmed that Costa Rica currently produces only 20 percent of all beans consumed in the country, and the remaining 80 percent must be imported from Nicaragua, Argentina and China.“Strict SFE measures are preventing the entry of imported beans in time to meet current demand,” he said.The shortage particularly affects red beans. Nicaragua in 2013 supplied 99 percent of Costa Rican red bean imports and 50 percent of all imported beans, according to the CNP.The situation already is affecting consumers, as the price of red beans this year increased by 10 percent, according to the CNP. Prices likely will continue to increase if the shortage extends longer. The Costa Rican Consumers Association last week asked the Economy Ministry to conduct periodic inspections to prevent price speculation from retailers.The Grain Industries Chamber agrees with the consumers’ group, forecasting a significant increase in prices in coming months, especially for red beans. They also said in a press release that the situation will not be resolved with MAG’s shortage alert, and they urged the government to modify SFE guidelines and regulations.ANIFRI requested a change in SFE legislation during a meeting with Agriculture and Livestock Vice Minister Joaquín Salazar. At the meeting they suggested an amendment of legislation to allow up to 2 percent of impurities in imported beans, depending on the grains’ quality. They also suggested fumigation of trucks that might represent contamination risks. However, both sides failed to reach an agreement at the meeting.ANIFRI will continue pushing for a change in legislation, and in coming days will meet with officials from the Foreign Trade Ministry and the Economy Ministry to propose an amendment of SFE regulations. Facebook Comments Related posts:Food and Fútbol: Learning from the Netherlands Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border Mexico takes Costa Rica ban on avocados to World Trade Organization
According to Chief of the army, Lieutenant-General Vusi Masondo, South African soldiers will not be pulled out of the DRC following the outbreak of Ebola fever. He made the statement at a media briefing last week.As the Ebola death toll rises across West Africa according to the World Health Organisation SA troops are set to stay put.Five South African Infantry Battalion (5SAI) has just begun a year long deployment to the DRC. They have replaced 6SAI which saw extensive combat in the region. As 5SAI keeps Ladysmith’s name high on the world stage our thoughts and prayers are with them. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News May 19, 2014 706 Views CFPB Tops List of Lender Concerns for Third Straight Year The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) mandates and deadlines are still the top concern for lenders, according to QuestSoft’s eighth annual compliance survey. More than 500 lenders responded to this year’s survey—62.2 percent ranked the Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule as a high concern.Lenders also reported issues from the combined Truth in Lending (TIL) and Good Faith Estimate (GFE) disclosure forms as top concerns, with 54.8 percent of respondents marking the issues as a high concern.”Compared to last year’s survey, lenders appear more weary than ever of CFPB’s rules, as non-CFPB issues are seen as increasingly lower priorities,” said Leonard Ryan, founder and president of QuestSoft. “It seems the message of the survey is that for many lenders, the mortgage environment has become highly dependent on the box of lending that the CFPB rules are creating.”CFPB rulemaking has grabbed the top spot in the survey every year since 2012, the first year the survey was available to comment on the newly created regulatory body. Furthermore, CFPB rules that haven’t even been finalized or publicized raised concerns among lenders.”Recently introduced discussion points for proposed Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) changes (57.5 percent high concern), and other CFPB-related rulemakings (47.7 percent high concern), both outscored any non-CFPB category,” the company found.Vendor management was a growing concern for lenders, while RESPA fee tolerances (45 percent high concern) and Fair Lending exams (40 percent high concern) were also atop the list of lender’s worries.”The timeframe in between regulatory rule announcements and implementation dates simply doesn’t allow enough leeway for lenders to rework processes and implement new technologies in order to achieve compliance,” Ryan said. “Lenders will continue to seek counsel and integrate with venerable compliance providers, in efforts to prepare for audits and meet industry compliance standards.” Compliance Consumer Financial Protection Bureau HMDA QuestSoft Regulation 2014-05-19 Colin Robins Share
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix So, this Christian McCaffrey guy is fairly talented.Christian McCaffrey with a 96-yard punt return touchdown called back because of a block in the back. Still crazy. pic.twitter.com/mZ0zHz2GMV— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) September 3, 2016 This one came back due to a block in the back that really had no impact on the play; but McCaffrey did that.“There is a reason why there are no 97-yard punt returns,” Stanford head coach David Shaw said. “Because you should not catch the ball on the 3-yard line.”About the flag: “It was a good call,” Shaw said.“That’s the best punt return that didn’t count I’ve ever seen.”It’s going to be a fun season my friends.
That’s an interesting answer because it stands in stark contrast to how Gruden has said he will approach the other major change that has proliferated football in his decade in the booth — the hurry-up, no-huddle offense.Gruden’s answer above was enlightening because it provokes an interesting question. There’s been an avalanche of data pouring into NFL (and college) facilities everywhere over the past few years. Is it just Jon Gruden that doesn’t know how to turn that data — or day-ta — into useful coaching points, or did he come to that conclusion because he saw coaches across the league that didn’t know what to make of it? Jon Gruden met with the media on Wednesday at the NFL Combine, in his Raiders polo — 2018 version — which still takes some getting used to. He was asked about how much he plans to use the technology and analytical advancements that have been incorporated into the modern NFL since he last coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, and the short answer is: not much.“I’m trying to throw the game back to 1998,” he said with a smirk.“Really, as a broadcaster I went around and observed every team, asked a lot of questions, took a look at the facilities, saw how they were doing business. There’s a stack of analytical data — or day-ta, however you want to say that word — and people don’t even know how to read it. It’s one thing to have the data — or day-ta. It’s another thing to know how to read the damn thing.“I’m not going to rely on GPSes and all the modern technology. I will certainly have some people that are professional that can help me from that regard but I still think doing things the old-fashioned way is a good way. We’re going to try to lean the needle that way a little bit.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – As an adoring-but-anxious crowd wondered if she’d appear at an all-star concert celebration on her 75th birthday, Joni Mitchell was stuck in traffic.It was only fitting for a singer and songwriter whose music helped define the experience of modern Southern California.Glen Hansard could have been describing the guest of honour when he sang of “a prisoner of the white lines on the freeway” in his rendition of Mitchell’s “Coyote” soon after the show finally began, nearly an hour late.James Taylor, Chaka Khan, Kris Kristofferson, Rufus Wainwright and Seal were also among those serenading Mitchell with her own songs Wednesday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.Mitchell didn’t speak or say a word all night, but just showing up was a triumph. For 3 1/2 years, she has been almost completely absent from public life after an aneurysm left her debilitated and unable to speak, and little has been revealed of her condition since.“You know, Joni has had a long and arduous recovery from a really major event,” Taylor, one of Mitchell’s oldest friends, told The Associated Press before the show. “But she’s doing so much better.”Mitchell needed help walking in and getting to her seat in a front corner. The audience greeted her with a standing ovation and spontaneous chorus of “Happy Birthday.”The crowd’s love for Mitchell was matched by the artists themselves, especially the women, many of whom said Mitchell was much more than a musical influence.“I want you to know how many times you have saved my life,” Khan said to Mitchell from the stage before ripping into a sizzling take on Mitchell’s “Help Me,” with backing from Wainwright and Seal, who like other performers spent much of the night sitting on couches on a stage that looked like a living room.“Joni Mitchell is an inspiration to every girl who ever picked up a guitar,” Emmylou Harris said after singing Mitchell’s “Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire.” That inspiration apparently has its limits. Harris didn’t play guitar on the song, saying with a laugh that the “chords are too hard for me.”The songs were interspersed with photos of Mitchell and audio clips of her speaking throughout her career, allowing her to serve as the evening’s narrator even as she remained silent.Later in the evening, film director and Mitchell mega-fan Cameron Crowe presented her with the Music Center’s Excellence in the Performing Arts Award at a dinner gala whose guests included David Geffen, Lily Tomlin, Anjelica Huston and Tom Hanks.The concert brought four decades of songs that showed the twisting career path of the onetime Canadian folkie who became the quintessential California singer-songwriter behind albums like “Blue” and “Court and Spark” and then took her music to places her soft-rock contemporaries would never dare go.Diana Krall showed the depth of Mitchell’s jazz influence as she sat at the piano and sang “Amelia” from 1976. Kristofferson and Brandi Carlile showed that Mitchell could be a little bit country with their version of 1971’s “A Case of You” and its memorable chorus, “I could drink a case of you darling. Still I’d be on my feet.”Mitchell’s “Dreamland” sounded like it was always meant to be a Latin tune when Los Lobos with La Marisoul played it. And James Taylor’s solo acoustic “Woodstock” gave a necessary nod to Mitchell’s simple hippie roots.The only song not written by Mitchell was written for her. Graham Nash sang “Our House,” his 1970 song about life with Mitchell when the two were dating in their 20s.As the show approached its end, the curtain fell and the crowd chanted for an encore. They went wild when it rose to show Mitchell standing at the front of the stage in a long red coat, black hat and cane.She blew out candles on a birthday cake and swayed to the rhythm as all of the night’s musicians combined for 1970’s “Big Yellow Taxi.”“They paved paradise, put up a parking lot,” they all sang, in a building that was surrounded on all sides by parking lots. It was paradise anyway. At least for a night.___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton . Joni Mitchell thrills concert audience just by showing up by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted Nov 8, 2018 7:50 am PDT Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Emmylou Harris arrives at JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
The UN Secretary General’s spokesman has stressed the need for the parties in Cyprus to come back to the negotiating table.During a regular media briefing at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq, invited to comment on statements of a spokesperson of the Turkish foreign ministry that is not possible to reach a federal solution in Cyprus, said that the UN would not respond to all of the rhetoric from different officials.“Regarding these quotes, we’re not going to respond to all of the rhetoric from different officials, but what we have made clear is the need for the parties to come back to the table, and we’re trying to see what can be done to bring them back,” he said.He added that the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Bintou Keita, will visit Cyprus on Wednesday for three days.During her visit to Cyprus, Keita will review with the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (Unficyp) ongoing progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the Security Council-mandated review of the Mission.She will also meet United Nations officials as well as stakeholders on both sides of the island, representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society.On whether American Jane Holl Lute would be the temporary UN Secretary-General envoy in Cyprus he said that there’s nothing to announce about any visits and there’s certainly no appointment of a special envoy to announce.Local media reported earlier in the week that the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was to appoint Lute as a temporary envoy to feel out prospects for the resumption of Cyprus talks. The government said they have given their consent for the appointment of an envoy, but they did not confirm Lute was the chosen one.The Cyprus News Agency, citing sources within the UN, had said that the secretary-general’s office had sent a request for the possible appointment of a temporary envoy to the five interested parties – Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots and guarantors Greece, Turkey and the UK – but that not all responses had yet been received.Talks on the appointment of an envoy come after Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said on Monday he was ready to accept the Guterres framework and called on President Anastasiades to do the same.Anastasiades welcomed the statement as positive but asked for clarification, especially from Turkey on the issues of security, guarantees and troops.The secretary-general’s office has reiterated however that there are currently no plans to appoint a full special adviser to the secretary-general. The last special adviser was Norwegian diplomat Espen Barth Eide.The latest round of UN-peace talks at the Swiss resort of Crans – Montana in July ended without an agreement.You May LikeFood Eat Safe9 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat With ArthritisFood Eat SafeUndoThe Moderated MediaAll Sides, All the Time. News, Analysis and Opinion from the Left and Right— The Moderated MediaThe Moderated MediaUndoSoGoodlyHere’s Why Air Force One Beats Every Other PlaneSoGoodlyUndo Brazil prison riot kills 52, with 16 decapitatedUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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