US extracted spy that confirmed Putin role in 2016 US vote Reports

first_imgWashington DC: US agents extracted a high-level Russian government source who had confirmed Vladimir Putin’s direct role in interfering in the 2016 US presidential election, US media reported. The source, who had been providing information for decades, had access to Putin and had sent pictures of high-level documents on the Russian leader’s desk, CNN reported. The network said the spy was pulled out of Russia in 2017 due to concerns that President Donald Trump and his cabinet could expose the asset due to repeated mishandling of classified intelligence. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe CIA refuted this. Brittany Bramell, the agency’s director of public affairs, told CNN: “Misguided speculation that the President’s handling of our nation’s most sensitive intelligence — which he has access to each and every day — drove an alleged exfiltration operation is inaccurate.” The agency offered to extract the source in late 2016 but the informant initially refused, citing family issues, the New York Times reported. This prompted fears that the informant had become a double agent — but months later the source relented, the Times added. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe unnamed individual was key in providing information that led US intelligence to conclude Putin directly orchestrated Russian interference in favor of Trump and against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, the Times said. The informant was also directly linked Putin to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, resulting in the release of a flood of embarrassing messages, the newspaper reported. According to the Times, the agent was the CIA’s most valuable Russian asset.last_img read more

Roadsides not best place for planting monarchcritical milkweed study finds

first_imgTORONTO – Efforts aimed at reversing a steep decline in the monarch butterfly population by planting traditionally unloved milkweed need to take into account the size and location of the planted patches, new Canadian research indicates.The study, out of the University of Guelph, finds that restoring milkweed along roadways is less effective than doing so on agricultural lands. Milkweed is critical to the survival of the monarch population because it’s believed to be the only plant the butterflies feed on as caterpillars.“Roadside patches, which received half the number of eggs compared to agricultural landscapes, may potentially pose a number of threats to monarchs because of vehicle collision and accumulation of noxious chemicals,” the study’s authors write.“A better strategy may be for managers to develop incentive programs with landowners to plant and maintain milkweeds in agricultural landscapes.”The research, published in the journal Biological Conservation, looked at what monarch butterflies prefer when it comes to laying eggs on milkweed.Milkweed plants on farm land, according to the two-year study carried out primarily by now graduated master’s student Grace Pitman, have more than three times the amount of monarch eggs than those growing in urban gardens and roadsides. That might be because female monarchs can find the plants more easily in agricultural fields.“Based on these findings, it will be important to develop programs with landowners and other pollinator initiatives or ecosystem service programs to actively restore milkweed in agricultural landscapes,” the authors write. “Ideal areas for planting milkweed patches are crop margins, field corners, and other marginalized cropland within close proximity to crop fields.”At the same time, small patches in gardens and urban parks can still be useful for adult monarchs to lay eggs and find nectar for themselves, the paper states.Most monarchs migrate thousands of kilometres along various routes through the United States between Mexico and Canada, where they are mostly found in southern Ontario, southwestern Quebec, and the most southerly parts of Manitoba and British Columbia. They are considered an indicator species of the overall health of the environment.However, monarch populations are estimated to have plunged by 90 per cent or more across North America over the past two decades. Part of the decline has been blamed on the attempted eradication of the otherwise prolific milkweed, which has traditionally been viewed, or officially listed, as a noxious weed, even poisonous to livestock.For several years now, conservationists have been pushing milkweed restoration as a way to counter the monarch decline, arguing the plant can easily be controlled in an agricultural setting. Roadsides, which are plentiful in the monarch range, have featured prominently in the restoration push.“It looks like it’s not the best place to attract females to lay eggs,” study co-author Ryan Norris, an associate professor in the department of integrative biology, said from Guelph, Ont., on Wednesday. “Whether females don’t like roadside habitats, or they do like them but are getting killed, is something that needs to be looked at further.”Small, low-density milkweed patches of under 16 square metres in agricultural landscape appear to be most useful, in part because they tend to be home to fewer predators that feast on monarch eggs or larvae than medium-sized patches, the study finds. Large patches may be important for male monarchs to search for mates, but they might interfere with females trying to lay eggs.One big unknown, Norris said, is whether more eggs translate into more adult monarchs and what impact pesticides might have on survival rates.“That’s a trickier thing to measure,” Norris said. “It’s much harder than going around counting eggs.”last_img read more

Manitobas top chief fights back over rising evacuee numbers

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba was forced to evacuate due to flooding last spring.Since then, the number of evacuees has inexplicably risen.This has raised concerns in Ottawa.However, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs say it’s much ado about nothing.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has this story.last_img

Morocco Diabetic Person Beaten up for Drinking Water During Ramadan

Rabat – A diabetic person was beaten up by a mob of people after he was seen drinking water in broad daylight during Ramadan in Rabat.The information was reported by a doctor who shared a video on YouTube where he denounced the incident. In the video, which is being widely shared on social media, the doctor explains how his patient, who suffered from diabetes since he was a child, was assaulted for drinking water.The doctor expresses his frustration at the ignorance that reigns among large segments of Moroccans, as well as in the Moroccan penal code, which punishes those who publicly break their fast with a fine and a sentencing of up to six months in prison. “The penal code is a joke and a disgrace for Morocco. We are not living in the times of Ottomans or in the Middle Ages,” the doctor said, calling on the government to respect its international commitments in terms of the respect of human rights.Every year, the holy month of Ramadan, which is supposed to be a month of mercy, devotion and piety, brings with it its share of controversy over people who break the fast in public.On June 15, two people were arrested in Zagora for publicly drinking water because of the scorching temperature and the hardship of their manual work. Several similar cases of arrest were reported in different Moroccan cities.The application of article 222 of the penal code is giving rise to an unprecedented controversy in the country.Earlier this month in Doha, Qatar, Moroccan scholar Ahmed Raissouni said that he is in favor of repealing article 222. Raissouni argued that law enforcement officials cannot intervene in the decision of people to fast or not fast, adding that it is a question of individual freedoms and clarity of conscience.A careful reading the Quran and the Hadiths shows that article 222 of the penal code has no religious basis. The holy Quran’s surat Al Baqarah (the cow) says “there shall be no compulsion in religion.”Though breaking the fast in Ramadan on purpose is considered a major sin, no verse of the Quran calls for punishing people who decide not to fast or break the fast in public.Fasting during Ramadan is only prescribed for people who have reached their puberty and are in good health. The elderly, people who have chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and women who are pregnant are not supposed to fast.People who are traveling and women who have their period are required to abstain from fasting and to make up for the missing days after the end of Ramadan.Edited by Ghita Benslimane read more

Michigan Gov Whitmer blocks immigrant detention plan

LANSING, Mich. — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blocked the sale of a former state prison that was proposed as the site of a privately operated federal immigration detention centre, drawing praise from immigrant rights activists and criticism Tuesday from a Republican lawmaker whose district stood to gain jobs.Whitmer late last week stopped the proposed sale from proceeding, after plans for the facility had advanced in the fall under the administration of then-Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican. She said Virginia-based Immigration Centers of America would not guarantee to not detain adults who are separated from their children or other family members.“The governor believes that building more detention facilities won’t solve our immigration crisis, and she also believes that separating families doesn’t reflect our Michigan values,” Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown said in a statement.GOP Rep. Thomas Albert, whose district includes the former Deerfield Correctional Facility in Ionia, vowed Tuesday to fight Whitmer’s decision.“This issue is not going away,” he told The Associated Press, noting that he chairs the House subcommittee that is responsible for the Department of Corrections budget.He said Ionia has lost out on 250 new jobs, $35 million in private investment and property tax revenue. It is not clear, however, if the GOP-led Legislature can realistically revive the project.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has set a March 29 deadline for bids to house approximately 600 male detainees within 150 miles of Detroit, either in Michigan or Ohio. It may be too late for Immigration Centers of America to find another site before then, a company spokesman said.Albert, of Lowell, said Whitmer’s administration added strict stipulations to the development agreement, including that the facility not house any individual who had been separated from a family member at apprehension, during detention or any other time while in custody. The restriction, which would have applied for adults detained and separated for the purpose of criminal prosecution or unlawful entry, would have forced the company to release a detainee if he or she alleged that they have been separated.“That’s effectively turning the detention centre into a hotel. There’s literally no way that anybody could comply with that,” Albert said. “It was just a thinly veiled way to torpedo the whole deal.”Immigration Centers of America, which operates an immigration detention centre in Virginia, was the sole bidder for the former prison, which closed in 2009. Spokesman John Truscott said the detention facility would have offered a “much better and more humane” alternative than the current practice of housing detainees in county jails.It is a “possibility” that Whitmer could change her mind, “but we’re not counting on it,” he said.While Albert accused Whitmer of appeasing her political base with a move against President Donald Trump — who rescinded a family separation policy last year — the immigrant rights group Michigan United applauded her for doing the “moral and just thing.”“Not only would a new prison anywhere in Michigan make it easier for ICE to tear families apart, one so far away would also make it harder for their lawyers to work with them, harder for their families to come visit them and much harder for the community to rally in their support,” the organization said in a statement.___Follow Eggert on Twitter at Eggert, The Associated Press read more

Police arrest man seize machete in Brantford

Police have seized a 12-inch blade machete and charged a Brantford man for possession of a dangerous weapon.Brantford Police received reports of a man carrying a machete in the area of Peel and Colborne Streets on Wednesday afternoon.When officers responded they watched he man bury the machete in a pile of snow. A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged.Police seized the machete as well as four pills of oxycodone.

Get muddy for a good cause

Brock University has entered a team into the Muddy Grape Endurance Run in St. Catharines.The Ontario Special Olympics will be held at Brock June 12-14 and the Muddy Grape, similar to the Polar Plunge held here in March, will raise money for that event through the Law Enforcement Torch Run.Brock has entered a team into the Muddy Grape, a 5km race featuring 15 different obstacles being held May 6 at Hernder Estates.The Dirty Badgers, as the Brock team is called, is open to anyone to join or sponsor and can be found on the Muddy Grape website’s registration page at MuddyGrape.comThe University is also looking for volunteers for the Special Olympics. Anyone interested in helping help can find more information at

Mourners of Grenfell tragedy remember loved ones in silent walk through Westminster

first_imgTwo Christmas trees, outside the start of the march at Notting Hill Methodist Church, were a poignant reminder of the those not able to join in this years festivities.Along the route loved ones had placed photos of their relatives surrounded by Christmas lights. Firemen also paid their respects A green glow was cast across the streets surrounding Grenfell as hundreds marched to remember their loved ones.Dozens of green candles, the colour which has come to symbolise the tragedy, flickered among the mass of mourners as they snaked their way through the streets in silence in memory of those lost.Noha Elbaghdady, 41, clutched a wreath of white flowers intertwined with fairy lights in her arms, resting on top a picture of her lost loved one. Her brother Hesham Rahman, 57, was lost in the tragedy.”This march is so important to us to keep them all alive,” she said.”It’s six months since and we need to keep their memories alive and remind people what happened. The families are still grieving. Everyday we are living a nightmare. All we want is justice for these beautiful souls.”We will continue to come here until we get justice.”People carried large greens hearts aloft their heads with “Peace” and “Truth” written inside. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. One woman told the Telegraph she had lost her mother and sister, she said: “We are here tonight because this can never happen again. My sister did not die for no reason. She was let down but we will keep coming so no one else will be.” Firemen also paid their respectsCredit:PAUL GROVER/Telegraphcenter_img Hundreds of mourners hit the streets this evening The silent walk for #Grenfell sets off again #Justice4Grenfell— Matt Wrack (@MattWrack) December 14, 2017 At 7pm the march began and a sea of placards stretched for hundreds of yards. There was just an eerie silence as the police closed the roads to all traffic.People watched from windows as the hundreds of marchers came past holding white roses. Yellow ribbons and croquet flowers adorned the trees, benches and cycle stands along the way. White roses rested gently on top of tributes along the route.Firefighters lined up along Ladbroke Grove as the marchers silently walked past, some stopped to greet them others shared knowing glances of the haunting scenes they all witnessed that fateful night. Parents pushed their children, grandparents braved the cold as residents young and old came out to mark the anniversary. Hundreds of mourners hit the streets this eveningCredit:Paul Grover/Telegraphlast_img read more

More gas for APA Group in Goldfields region of Western Australia

first_imgAPA Group has executed an agreement to extend and expand gas services to an existing customer in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.Under this agreement, gas will travel over 1,200 km across the energy infrastructure business’ West Coast Grid.The expansion contract is expected to generate some A$45 million ($32 million) of revenue, of which A$21 million is renewal revenues, over the five-year agreement period, starting in November.APA said the contract is the most significant of three it has entered into to support the expansion of the Murrin Murrin Lateral, a transmission pipeline located in south Western Australia that is 84 km in length and has a capacity of 45.6 TJ/d. It connects the Goldfields Gas Pipeline to the Eastern Goldfields Pipeline, which then connects to the Sunrise Dam, Tropicana and Granny Smith gold mines in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia.The APA Group is also currently constructing the Yamarna Gas Pipeline, which it expects to use to link the Murrin Murrin Lateral to a new APA Group-owned Yamarna Power Station. The Murrin Murrin Lateral is part of the Eastern Goldfields Pipeline System, which also includes the Eastern Goldfields Pipeline, Gwalia Lateral, Mt Morgans Lateral and Yamarna Gas Pipeline.last_img read more

HTC Evo Now Gets Ballistic Protection

first_imgClumsy HTC Evo owners, you don’t need to worry any longer. Now you can wrap your smartphone in five layers of protection with the Ballistic HD. The case is now available for the HTC Evo for a list price of $49.99. What do you get for that steep amount? Layer 1 is a screen protector, layer 2 a shock-absorbent polymer, and layer 3 an impact-resistant polycarbonate shell. Moving outward, layer 4 is a second shock-absorbing polymer and layer 5 a soft silicone outer. There’s more going on with this case, however, than just extreme protection. It also includes a video stand, a rotating belt clip, and it’s made of water-resistant materials. You can find it in black/black, black/red, and black/gray. To see how tough it is, watch the drop test video. It’ll make you a believer. AdChoices广告last_img read more

Gattuso discusses late Milan victory

first_imgAC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has been discussing his emotions after the club’s late win against Udinese on Sunday night.The Rossoneri recorded a 1-0 win at the Estadio Friuli thanks to a late goal from defender, Alessio Romagnoli.Speaking about the win, Gattuso told reporters, as quoted by the official AC Milan website:“Winning brings joy, but if the game had ended 0-0, I would have still been happy because playing with this Udinese, the second most physical team in the championship was difficult.”Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“We did good in the second half, we played better technically. Bakayoko gave us a different alternative, we normally like to build up play from behind but today we put pressure: we were good in searching for it.”“I am happy with the game, it was not easy to play this kind of football at the Dacia Arena. It was a tough stadium even when I was still a footballer. Given the period we are experiencing and our injured players, it is nice to see how the team held the field and how Castillejo and Borini came on.”last_img read more

Alaskas Orthodox Bishop Visits Unalaska

first_imgAlaska’s Orthodox Bishop, David Mahaffey was in Unalaska last week. He has held his post in Alaska for just over a year. He said in that time, he’s placed more focus on work with the Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program, or RADACT, to address issues of substance and alcohol abuse and domestic violence.“They’re doing more with our seminarians so that when they graduate,” he said.  “When they go back to villages, they are better equipped to deal with people with these issues. I have petitioned the governor to have more VPSO’s in the villages.”But Bishop David said it’s unclear how successful that petition may be in light of cuts to the state’s budget.Bishop David said there was something particularly special about his visit to the cathedral in Unalaska, one of the oldest in the country.  A chapel in the church is dedicated to St. Innocent, who served as the first Orthodox bishops in the state beginning in 1840.“When I came here and walked in the doors of this cathedral, the feeling that I had of just the overwhelming presence of St. Innocent and that was to me so spiritually uplifting,” he said. “I would have been happy to not do anything else, but stand in the church all day.  This cathedral has that effect on me.”Bishop David came to Alaska from Pennsylvania first in 2012.  He still grapples with the distance.“I heard something the other day… a man was telling a story about a man who wanted to be a missionary but his wife didn’t want to go where he wanted to go and he kept saying ‘well, I either pick her for a wife or I go to this country to be a missionary,’” explained the Bishop.  “He said it wasn’t until her realized he wasn’t picking between the woman and the country, he was picking between the woman and God and I kind of thought ‘yes, that’s what I was doing. I was saying Pennsylvania or Alaska when I should have been saying ‘Pennsylvania or God?’” he said.Bishop David said he doesn’t regret his decision.  He was in Unalaska to mark the Feast of the Ascension. In Russian Orthodox tradition, the celebration takes place 40 days after Easter.Bishop David also made visits to other Aleutian chain communities including Adak and Nikolski.last_img read more

Driven by Streaming Global RecordedMusic Revenues Soar to 191 Billion

first_img Popular on Variety The global recorded music market grew by 9.7% in 2018 — its fourth consecutive year of growth — to $19.1 billion, according the latest annual report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).Streaming revenue grew by 34.0% and accounted for almost half (47%) of global revenue, powered by a 32.9% increase in paid subscription streaming, according to the report. There were 255 million users of paid streaming services at the end of 2018, with paid streaming accounting for 37% of total recorded music revenue. Growth in streaming more than offset a 10.1% decline in physical revenue and a 21.2% decline in download revenue.Streaming in North America was up by 14%, though that was down from 2017’s 17.1%.Looking at individual markets, for the fourth consecutive year, Latin America was the fastest-growing region (+16.8%) with Brazil (+15.4%) and Mexico (+14.7%) growing strongly. The Asia and Australasia region (+11.7%) grew to become the second-largest region for combined physical and digital revenue, with especially strong growth in South Korea (+17.9%). Drake Tops IFPI’s 2018 Best-Selling Artist List Related The top 10 markets are, in order, the U.S., Japan, the U.K., Germany, France, South Korea, China, Australia, Canada and Brazil.The IFPI previously named Drake as the biggest recording artist of 2018, while “The Greatest Showman” was the top-selling album and Camila Cabello’s “Havana” was the biggest global single of the year.“Last year represented the fourth consecutive year of growth, driven by great music from incredible artists in partnership with talented, passionate people in record companies around the world,” said Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI.“Record companies continue their investment in artists, people and innovation both in established markets and developing regions that are increasingly benefitting from being part of today’s global music landscape.“As music markets continue to develop and evolve, it is imperative that the appropriate legal and business infrastructure is in place to ensure that music is fairly valued, and that the revenues are returned to rights holders to support the next cycle of development.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 European Music Societies Slam YouTube’s ‘Fact Free Fear-Mongering’last_img read more

Picking pets similar to dating

first_imgChoosing the perfect canine companion can pose challenges similar to finding a spouse, scientists say. The research, published in the journal Behavior Research Methods, are based upon data from a working animal shelter and could help improve the pet adoption process. “What we show in this study is that what people say they want in a dog isn’t always in line with what they choose,” said Samantha Cohen, who led the study as a PhD student in Indiana University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”By focusing on a subset of desired traits, rather than everything a visitor says, I believe we can make animal adoption more efficient and successful,” Cohen said. “It was my responsibility to match dogs to people based on their preferences, but I often noticed that visitors would ultimately adopt some other dog than my original suggestion,” Cohen said. “This study provides a reason: Only some desired traits tend to be fulfilled above chance, which means they may have a larger impact on dog selection,” she said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe researchers categorised dogs based upon 13 traits: age, sex, colour, size, purebred status, previous training, nervousness, protectiveness, intelligence, excitability, energy level, playfulness and friendliness. They surveyed the preferences of 1,229 people who visited dogs at an animal shelter, including 145 who decided to make an adoption. A similar disconnect has been found in research on speed dating which showed that people’s stated romantic preferences tend not to match the partners they choose. Although most participants in the dog adoption study listed many traits they preferred – with “friendliness” as the most popular – they ultimately selected dogs most consistent with just a few preferences, like age and playfulness, suggesting that others, like colour or purebred status, exerted less influence on decision-making. “As multiple psychologists have shown in speed-dating experiments, physical attractiveness is very important. Most people think they’ve got a handsome or good-looking dog,” Cohen said. To improve pet adoptions, Cohen said animal shelters need to know that people tend to rely on certain traits more strongly when choosing a dog, which might make it easier to match adopters to dogs. She also suggests shelters consider interventions, such as temporary placement in a calmer environment, to help stressed or under-socialised dogs put their best paw forward, showing their typical level of desirable traits, such as friendliness.last_img read more

Big Savings on a Big TV Plus Deals on a Fast Coffee

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. September 12, 2016 Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we’ve rounded up some can’t-miss deals. Check it out:60″ Vizio D-Series 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV + $250 Dell Gift Card for $649.99This is a big-screen TV deal as good as we expect to see on Black Friday. You get a huge $250 Dell gift card you can use on any numbers of other consoles, headphones, or even home automation stuff at Dell … and you get a huge, well-reviewed Vizio TV. This is the perfect timing to get a big-screen TV with 120Hz as the football season has started, basketball is just around the corner and we are coming up on the end of the baseball season. Travelpro Crew 10 Expandable 21″ Carryon Spinner Luggage for $126.99 (Orig. $159.99)There are tons of less expensive luggage out there but this is a top-rated carry-on by the WireCutter and they found it to be one of the best carryons you can get. It is significantly less expensive than their No. 1 $250 suitcase from the same manufacturer. It shares many design features and high-quality zippers and wheels as their $250 bag. It includes handy features for travel such as a built-in garment folder to prevent wrinkles to nice clothing and their easy to direct MagnaTrac wheels which automatically lock into place. We bought one of these and couldn’t be happier. iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuuming Robot for $419 (Orig. $599.99)Today only Amazon is offering 30 percent off one of their higher-end Roombas. This has more cleaning power than less expensive ones with a more powerful motor and Roomba’s AeroForce 3-stage cleaning system. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen this model and it normally goes on sale for $530 at stores like Target. Bunn NHS Velocity 10-Cup Coffee Brewer for $77 (Orig. $129.99)If you need to make a ton of coffee in a hurry then the Bunn Velocity Brew will make enough quickly enough to keep pace with your coffee-pounding habits. Many reviews call it the fastest drip coffee maker they’ve seen and it doesn’t compromise on the brew like less expensive brands. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells for $279.99 (Orig. $399.99)Combine 15 sets of weights into one set of dumbbells with Bowflex’s selecttech technology. Simply turn the dial and select the weight (up to 52 pounds) on the dumbbell and start lifting. This is a huge space saver and typically a set of these will cost closer to $400. For more great deals, check out our TechBargains Small Business page. Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.Have a deal you want to promote? Contact us here. 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Thai activist convicted of defaming king pardoned

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Surachai, 70, was expected to be released from a prison on Bangkok’s northern outskirts on Thursday after being pardoned by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Red Shirt chairwoman Thida Thavornseth said.Surachai filed a request for the pardon last year, she said.Thailand’s lese majeste law, which protects the monarchy from defamation, is the world’s harshest. It mandates a jail term of three to 15 years.In most cases, those charged with lese majeste are denied bail repeatedly, with courts usually saying the crime is serious and could affect national security.Earlier this week, a court sentenced a Thai media firebrand to two years in jail and a woman to five years for defaming the monarch in two unrelated cases.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top holiday drink recipes Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   center_img BANGKOK (AP) – A political activist who was convicted of defaming Thailand’s monarchy received a royal pardon from the king on Thursday and will be freed from jail.Surachai Danwattananusorn was sentenced last year to 7 1/2 years in prison for making speeches judged to have insulted the monarchy three times in 2010.He was a communist insurgent in Thailand in the 1970s and was imprisoned in the 1980s. More recently, Surachai led a faction of the Red Shirt political movement, whose members took to the streets and clashed with the military in 2010. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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first_imgMiami Beach, FL : Krieger Watch Corporation and local contemporary artist Jona Cerwinske join forces and together create a series of limited edition watch dials. Cerwinske challenges the world of fine art with his inimitable approach at fusing fashion and art and delivers Plethora, a collection of signature dials. Designing one-of-a-kind dials for Krieger is a first for Jona, as well as, a new endeavor for the Krieger brand.Cerwinske has astonished the art world with his ability to turn everyday items into exceptional pieces of art. A Miami Beach native, he has rendered many local residents and visitors speechless with his unique exhibits including “One Love World” during Art Basel 2007 and a poolside painting session at The Delano. Another highlight was at the Miami Auto Show where he drew on a Lamborghini Murcielago. Through such exhibitions he has developed a client list that includes high profile stars such as; Lenny Kravitz, Kenny Scharf and many other famous musicians, actors and athletes.Stemming from the idea that a delectable box of gourmet chocolates holds an assortment of pieces that individually entices the soul to experience the taste of each piece, Jona presents the Plethora collection. Similar to a box of chocolates, Cerwinske has utilized a variety of techniques to deliver a collection of dials each with a story and unique manifestation of shape, design and style. A collection of five pieces; Black Diamond Lotus, Graffiti Lace, Erosion, Gold Leaf and Berries; each timepiece carries an abundance of color and unparalleled complexity. The dials present a blank canvas for bringing his vision to life. All of the pieces in the Plethora collection are painted or etched by hand assuring the originality and individuality of each dial.The Plethora collection will debut at JCK 2008 in Las Vegas. Krieger, a 20-year veteran of the infamous JCK trade show, is proud to showcase some of the world’s hottest new watches to buyers from around the globe.Besides the eye-catching art on the face, these watches boast an oversized King’s crown with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and are water resistant up to 5 ATM. The watches are available in 18kt yellow gold or stainless steel with or without diamonds. All dials come with a alligator or exotic skin strap of your choice. Prices start at $10K and will be available beginning May 2008 for a limited time only.For more information please call 305.534.5433 or to view other styles from the Krieger Watch collection please visit read more

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