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Novak Djokovic ‘Sincerely Hopes’ Andy Murray Can Return to Top Next Year

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. andy murrayhip surgeryNovak Djokovictennis First Published: October 28, 2019, 11:00 PM IST Paris: Novak Djokovic said on Monday that he “sincerely hopes” Andy Murray can continue his comeback from hip surgery and return to the upper echelons of tennis next year.Briton Murray contemplated retirement earlier this season before undergoing a career-saving hip resurfacing operation. But the three-time Grand Slam champion claimed his first ATP title since March 2017 earlier this month with victory over Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp.”I sincerely hope so. I hope that he can be in contention for the top spots because tennis would profit from that and benefit,” said world number one Djokovic ahead of his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title this week.”We know how big of a legacy he left behind and he is still creating for himself.”Knowing what he has been through in the last three years, it was really nice to see him win a title after a long time. And only he knows the adversities that he had to face — physically, but also mentally.”The 32-year-old Murray, who became world number one for the first time during the 2016 Paris Masters, will play for Britain at the inaugural Davis Cup finals in Madrid in November.Djokovic took a hiatus from the sport in 2017 himself to recover from a long-standing elbow injury before bouncing back to win two Grand Slam titles in each of the last two years.”I know the discipline and the ethics that he (Murray) has and how hardworking he is, so he definitely deserves it,” said the Serbian. “And I would definitely wish him all the best.”Murray is not playing in the French capital, while Djokovic will open his campaign with a second-round match against either his compatriot Dusan Lajovic or French lucky loser Corentin Moutet. last_img read more

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Sepp Blatter hopes to reverse FIFA ban

first_imgBanned FIFA president Sepp Blatter was at the headquarters of soccer’s governing body on Tuesday for a hearing to appeal against his eight-year suspension from the sport.Blatter, 79, was banned in December along with European soccer boss Michel Platini over a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) made to the Frenchman in 2011 by FIFA with Blatter’s approval for work done a decade earlier.FIFA’s ethics committee, which imposed the bans on Blatter and Platini, said the payment, made at a time when the former was seeking re-election, lacked transparency and presented conflicts of interest. Both men denied wrongdoing.The case is now being heard by FIFA’s Appeal Committee. Sources close to FIFA said that Blatter had arrived 7.30 am local time, evading cameramen and photographers who had expected him to arrive later.Blatter’s adviser Thomas Renggli told Reuters he expected to get the verdict later this week.Soccer’s world ruling body is engulfed by a graft scandal that has led to the indictment of several dozen leading soccer officials in the United States. Platini’s appeal was heard on Monday.last_img read more

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Rigol: versatile MSO7000 scope with 4 analog and 16 digital channels

first_imgRigol introduces four new high-end oscilloscopes with a large 10,1“ touch-color display. The MSO/DS7000 is a versatile mixed-signal high-performance oscilloscope that incorporates many of the latest Rigol own designed ChipSet ASIC technology and integrated processes. With bandwidths of 100 MHz to 500 MHz (bandwidth upgrade), sample rates up to 10 GS/s and with 4 analog and 16 digital channels, the MSO/DS7000 series ideally fits for many application areas, including research and development, universities and schools, production and quality control as well as the markets for communications, automotive, aerospace, industrial and power electronics, and many others.All models provide a large 10,1″ touch-color display for better and clear signal representation and for optimal display of additional information, such as cursor positions and their coordinates, mathematical parameters and more. For recording and processing of measuring data a memory depth of up to 500 million points is available for large amounts of data, and with a waveform capture rate of up to  600,000 wfms/sec, the user can capture, display  and evaluate fast signal sequences based on the new UltraVison II Chip Set technology for fastest analysis (decoding).Versatile Trigger-, Math- and Displaying features (enhanced FFT, Mask Test, Jitter-, and Power Analysis) are available. All Serial Bus protocol analysis (Decode/Trigger- Options), Build-in Voltmeter, Counter, totalizer, protocol analyzer and a 2 channel Arbitrary Functiongenerator completes the integration of 6 in 1 instruments. Various interfaces like USB Host, USB Device, LAN(LXI), HDMI, USB-GPIB, and USB Mouse support is offered. Rigol’s well known 3-year warranty makes it easier for the user to switch from another provider without any risk. An extensive set of accessories is available including active and passive probes, high-voltage probes and a 19-inch frame, as well as software drivers for standard packages and high-level languages and the free operating software Ultrascope.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Kontron: VM6062 server class blade computer brings secure technology to VME legacy applicationsNext RTI empowers distributed energy solutions of tomorrowlast_img read more

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Alisha Lehmann gets West Ham back on winning trail against Bristol City

first_img Arsenal 4-1 Brighton: Women’s Super League — as it happened Two “gifted” goals at home to Bristol City helped WSL newcomers West Ham move to within a point of their mid-table rivals in seventh.After defeats to Chelsea and Birmingham, coach Matt Beard had been frustrated by his team’s lack of a cutting edge in front of goal. “We added in an extra session this week and we’ve been working on our forward play a lot,” said Beard. Pinterest The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Women’s football Twitter Read more match reports Arsenal maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 4-1 win over Brighton at Borehamwood. The Gunners fell behind to Hope Powell’s team inside 10 minutes, Ini Umotong racing through to beat Sari van Veenendaal and spark wild Brighton celebrations. Their lead was short-lived, as Dutch striker Viv Miedema levelled for her 14th league goal – one away from the record for a WSL season – and her compatriots Dominique Bloodworth and Danielle van de Donk ensured the hosts went in at half-time with a 3-1 lead. A quieter second half saw Beth Mead add to the scoreline.WSL all-time top scorer Nikita Parris opened the scoring for Manchester City in a 4-0 win at Yeovil to keep the Blues six points behind Arsenal. Scotland’s Caroline Weir doubled the lead for Nick Cushing’s side in the first half, and Steph Houghton and Claire Emslie both struck in the final 10 minutes to extend it.Birmingham kept up the chase with a 2-0 win at Liverpool. A smart half-volley in the third minute from Emma Follis, added to by Connie Scofield who coolly poked past Anke Preuss, kept them two points behind Man City.Meanwhile, Hannah Cain gave bottom-placed Everton the lead at Reading but Brooke Chaplin levelled before half-time to crush the visitors’ hopes of a first league win, before scoring a second to deny them just a third point of the season. Share on Twitter “Against Birmingham we created 18 goalscoring opportunities and we had 14 shots. Not to score out of them is frustrating. If you don’t shoot you don’t score. We had a deflection for the first one and a gift for the second but we’ll take it.”The Hammers turned up the heat early on. A corner from former Chelsea left-back Claire Rafferty caused no end of trouble in the box before falling kindly for Alisha Lehmann whose first-time strike beat goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley only to be hoofed off the line by 18-year-old Poppy Pattinson. Moments later Bristol saw their first sight of goal, a whipped free-kick headed goalwards by Juliette Kemppi was comfortably saved by Anna Moorhouse, making her first start ahead of former Chelsea keeper Becky Spencer.But momentum was with the home team, and it was Lehmann who gave them the lead, breaking from midfield, twisting past Rosella Ayane and Bristol captain Loren Dykes before hitting a powerful shot which deflected off the back of Danique Kerkdijk to beat Baggaley at her near post.With the ever-vocal Beard loudly urging his players to stretch the visitors and use their pace out wide, the hosts continued to have the edge. Leanne Kiernan and Erin Simon posed a constant threat on the right and a pinpoint pass from the former saw Simon hit a fizzing cross across goal, only for Rafferty to mistime her volley which looped up and safely down into the arms of Baggaley.On the stroke of half-time the Hammers should have doubled their lead as Kiernan shot from an acute angle but straight at the keeper.Perhaps unhappy with the lack of a real threat on goal despite their possession, Beard swapped Kiernan for Dutch forward Esmee de Graaf during the break. But it was Tanya Oxtoby’s team who came out the brighter.Julie Biesmans, Lucy Graham and Carla Humphrey started to assert themselves in the middle and it was not long before Humphrey’s left-footed effort from the edge of the box forced a save from Moorhouse.Despite a more even half, though, West Ham had the clearer chances and Lehmann should have doubled their lead but skied her opportunity from six yards out. A later dipping strike from Graham was acrobatically tipped over the bar by Moorhouse for a late scare, but in the 89th minute the Hammers finished the job as Jane Ross latched on to a back pass and slotted past Baggaley. Topics Share on Pinterestcenter_img Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Women’s Super League Bristol City Women Facebook Share via Email Beth Mead’s curled effort rounded off the scoring at Meadow Park to bring up a ninth straight win for WSL leaders Arsenal. Photograph: TGSPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp West Ham United Women Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Oahu’s Shrimp Haven

first_img On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip World-Class Runner Caryn Lubetsky Didn’t Run Her First Marathon Until She Was 40 The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpacking On the North Shore of Oahu, beyond the famed Pipeline beach, is a strip of road dotted with rundown trucks. People crowd the benches beside them, waiting in line for one thing: shrimp.The first truck we come across announces itself miles before its actual location. “SHRIMP! FIVE MILES!” a neon-yellow sign reads as we round the shoreline from the south. We keep our eyes peeled for more arrows, afraid we might miss the spot where said shrimp awaits.Not to worry. The Shrimp Shack truck is a few megawatts brighter than its sign five miles back. At the foot of a rainy mountain stands a yellow box on wheels, where a 6-foot something man with an enormous white beard waves us in from the road.Within ten minutes, we have two steaming plates of shrimp and rice, one batch fried in coconut, the other sautéed in garlic. The coconut shrimp, hot, sweet, and crunchy, wins hands-down. The garlic shrimp is good, but less convenient with the shells still attached and heavy on the oil. The shrimp on both plates are plump and enormous.After a taste of the Shrimp Shack, there’s only one thing left to do: try more shrimp. So we cruise further toward the north, passing Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp and Seafood, Famous Kahuku Shrimp, Macky’s, and Giovianni’s. We pass a handful of trucks within a three-mile stretch, all with their own shrimp ponds and long lines of hungry customers.We didn’t taste a single bad shrimp, but Giovanni’s shrimp scampi takes the prize for best plate on the island. Pretty much all of the shrimp need to be peeled before eating. But it’s a small price to pay for a savory bite of Oahu, smothered in butter, garlic, island spices, and whatever that amazing, mystery sauce is on the side.Check out the list of Oahu’s shrimp trucks here. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Rankedlast_img read more

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Yoga included in ECA category trials to begin from June 25

first_imgNew Delhi: Students who have applied for undergraduate programmes at DU under the Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) quota will face the priliminary round of trial from June 25. Moreover, the university has included “Yoga” for first time in the ECA category. Students who will qualify in the ECA trial will not be given more than 15% concession/relaxation in academic merit for the last relevant cut-off list. They will also have to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria of the programme. Up to 5 percent seats are reserved by every college for ECA admissions. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkIn the first phase of the trial, students will not be required to submit any certificate but will have to carry a printout of their registration form. Students who have not registered for ECA trials will not be allowed to perform. Students have been asked to upload one “best certificate” while filling the application form. This certificate will only be verified if they qualify in the final trial. “Weightage of 75:25 will be given to trials and certificates respectively,” said the university. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe applicant must secure at least 50% marks in final trials (38 marks out of 75) to be eligible for the final list of selected candidates. The university said that more weightage is being given to the performance trial instead of marks for certificate so that they will be able to judge the students knowledge and skill level instead of relying on certificates. Professor Rasal Singh, Member, Academic Council said that the varisty has alloted 5 percent supernumeray seats for ECA and sports category but some colleges do not give admission under ECA catergory, therefore, admission committee has instructed every colleges affiliated with the DU to give at least 1 percent of seats under ECA. He also said that it is essenstial to promote the talents of debate, drama, music, dance etc, meanwhile, transparency will also be made in this category so that all deserving candidates can get fair chance and talented students, who perform well can get the opportunity.last_img read more

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InnerCity Arts To Honor Cheryl Hines

first_imgInner-City Arts, a vibrant arts education campus and oasis of learning, achievement and creativity for underserved children in the heart of Skid Row, will host its 2013 Imagine Awards Gala, October 30, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.Honorees include award-winning artist Charles Arnoldi; photographer and former District Attorney Gil Garcetti; actress, producer and director Cheryl Hines; and design innovator/entrepreneur Ralph Pucci. Geoffrey Anenberg and Jay Mangel, Co-Chair; Board member Eric Schotz emcees and R&B legend Maxine Nightingale will perform.World-renowned artist, painter, sculptor and printmaker Charles Arnoldi will receive the Artistic Excellence Award. Arnoldi has had a long and distinguished career in the art world and has exhibited internationally.The Philanthropic Leadership Award will be presented to Gil Garcetti. Since becoming a published photographer in 2002, Garcetti has had numerous solo photographic exhibitions locally and around the world, many of which have benefitted significant causes. Garcetti spent 32 years as a prosecutor in Los Angeles, serving as District Attorney from 1992-2000. He is a producer on the hit TNT television series, “MAJOR CRIMES.”Actress, producer and director Cheryl Hines is the recipient of the Children’s Advocacy Award. She is noted for her work renovating and transforming underserved public schools in Los Angeles. Hines is currently starring in the hit ABC comedy series “SUBURGATORY.”The Creative Innovation Award will be presented to Ralph Pucci, a design innovator and entrepreneur who is internationally renowned for his visionary integration of art and design. Known for his unparalleled work in the mannequin industry, Pucci has contemporary design showrooms in numerous cities, including the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts is a world-class arts campus in the heart of Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Under the guidance of professional teaching artists, Inner-City Arts’ students engage in a variety of visual and performing art forms in a real studio setting. Programs include core classes during the instructional day for K-8 students, afterschool and weekend workshops for teens, and professional development training for educators. Inner-City Arts partners with schools from high-need areas in and around downtown Los Angeles to provide a supportive environment for children to explore their creativity, and develop essential life skills.Tickets are $500. Visit www.inner-cityarts.org.last_img read more

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Land deeds presented to 370 beneficiaries in Vavuniya

The 370 beneficiaries who received deeds for their lands are from Katpagapuram and Pompeymadu villages. (Colombo Gazette) Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M Swaminathan presented land ownership deeds to 370 beneficiaries of the Vavuniya divisional secretariat division.The land ownership deeds were presented as another step of the resettlement process initiated by the Ministry.

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Colombo District Organizer of NTJ further remanded

The Colombo District Organizer of the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) Mohamed Farouk Mohamed Fawaz, was today ordered by court to be further remanded until May 21.He was arrested earlier this month over the Easter Sunday bombings which was blamed on the NTJ. Mohamed Fawaz was presented to court after being grilled by the Police for 72 hours under the emergency regulations and remanded till today.

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Insolvent oil and gas producer leaves behind 329M bill to clean up

CALGARY — Junior oil and gas company Trident Exploration Corp. says it is ceasing operations and will turn over care of its 4,700 wells to the Alberta Energy Regulator.In a news release, the privately held Calgary-based company says its abandonment and reclamation obligations are estimated to be $329 million and it doesn’t expect any financial recovery for shareholders or unsecured creditors.It says it terminated 33 employees and 61 contractors on Tuesday.The company blames its demise on low natural gas prices and high lease and property tax bills, along with capacity constraints on TransCanada Corp.’s NGTL gas pipeline system.It says a restructuring and sales process with its lenders failed due to issues it linked to January’s Supreme Court of Canada decision on insolvent Redwater Energy.The high court ruled that energy companies must fulfil their environmental obligations before paying back creditors in the case of insolvency or bankruptcy, overturning lower court decisions that had favoured bankruptcy law over provincial environmental responsibilities.“As many have speculated and we have now unfortunately proven, the Redwater decision has had the unintended consequence of intensifying Trident’s financial distress and accelerating unfunded abandoned well obligations,” the company stated Wednesday.“Without regulatory collaboration and clarity, Trident is unable to address its near-term liquidity needs and has no financial ability to continue operating. We fear that many other companies may falter without clear, sound policy making post-Redwater.”“In the face of this extended uncertainty, lenders and investors may flee Canada and further job losses will occur. Without access to financing, we expect that the Orphaned Well Association may grow exponentially,” the company said.The Alberta Energy Regulator said it ordered the company on Monday to properly manage its approximately 4,400 energy licenses by addressing end-of-life obligations through decommissioning its sites, posting financial security, or transferring the sites to responsible energy companies.It said Trident shut down operations, which are mainly natural gas, without responding to its order.The regulator said it will ensure that the public and the environment are protected and will assess any high-risk sites to ensure there are no immediate risks.“The AER will pursue all options to ensure that Trident’s infrastructure is transferred to responsible operators, safely decommissioned, or, as a last resort, transferred to the Orphan Well Association,” the regulator said late Wednesday in a release.“Many of Trident’s wells were still operating and, once transferred to responsible operators, can still contribute to royalties, keep Albertans working, and deliver value to our economy.”The AER said it will assess all options for possible enforcement.The Canadian Press read more

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UN and Afghan security commission to assess reports of factional fighting

The violence between Jamiat and Jumbesh in three villages of lower Dara-i-Suf in on Friday night and Saturday morning prompted the dispatch today of a mission of the Mazar Multi Party Security Commission, accompanied by the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA).”Although it is now reported that the fighting has stopped and that both sides have pulled back to their respective positions, there are conflicting versions from both factions about the cause of the clashes,” UNAMA spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva told the press in Kabul. “The mission will therefore verify reports of fighting, ascertain the causes and attempt to resolve the more immediate issues as well as reduce tensions.”Meanwhile, efforts continue to address the country’s severe mine infestation. “Survey teams are being recruited and trained for the start of a year-long project to assess the impact of landmines on communities in Afghanistan,” Mr. de Almeida e Silva reported. The exercise will aim to help improve the process of prioritizing demining work. “Although there is information about where there are landmines and unexploded ordinance in Afghanistan, this survey will deepen this knowledge and enable the demining to target the most needy areas and communities first,” the spokesman noted.The process of ridding Afghanistan of these indiscriminate weapons is expected to last for at least a decade. read more

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FEATURE From Joseph Konys wife to peace advocate – a courageous young

UN News Centre: You were 11-years-old. Is it possible for you to explain what was going through your mind?Evelyn Amony: It was not easy for me that day, because it was the first time [I saw] the LRA and it was also the first time that I had to carry heavy luggage.UN News Centre: Did you try to escape or to get a message to your parents?Evelyn Amony: There was no way for me to communicate with my parents. On the second night with the LRA, I witnessed them kill another abducted child who attempted to escape. That scared me so, so much that I had to let go of the idea of escapingUN News Centre: What went through your mind, watching another child being killed?Evelyn Amony: It wasn’t easy for me because it was the first time to observe someone being killed. I saw how they used a machete to slice the person and ever since that day the picture of how that person was killed has remained on my mind.UN News Centre: What happened when Joseph Kony decided to take you as one of his wives?Evelyn Amony: That was a very terrible day in my life, because the people who abducted me were fighting among themselves over me. They were fighting over who would take me as their wife. I was only 12 years old. The first time I met Kony, I didn’t even know that it was him. I used to hear from my parents and others describing him as a short man with a very long beard. So when I was abducted, I kept looking for a man who looked [like that]. Civilians on the move in eastern Democratic of the Congo, which was affected by the increased Lord’s Resistance Army attacks (2010). Photo: UNHCR/P. Taggart Ms. Amony was rescued by the Ugandan military in 2004 after 11 years of being held captive. A year later, she joined a peace delegation to negotiate an end to the LRA’s 20-year insurgency. The negotiations were not successful.At the launch of her memoir, I am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming My Life from the Lord’s Resistance Army in New York, an event hosted by UN Women, she spoke about her experiences as one of the more than 60,000 children abducted in East and Central Africa in the 1990s by the LRA.UN News Centre: Can you describe what happened the day you were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army? Evelyn Amony: I was kidnapped on my way back home from school in Atiak in northern Uganda on 25 August, 1994. I met the LRA along the way. I was with about five other children, but only three of us were abducted, because they only wanted young children, they did not want anyone above the age of 15 years.They didn’t tell me why they were taking me; they just told me on the very first day that they were taking me to [Uganda’s capital] Kampala. I asked the men who abducted me if we had to walk through the bush to reach Kampala instead of taking the road. They told me it was the shortest way. Due to attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a large number of Sudanese civilians from communities in Southern Sudan were internally displaced (September 2009). UN Photo/Tim McKulka UN News Centre: How did he treat you? Evelyn Amony: It’s not easy for me to describe, but I will try to. When we reached Sudan, the moment I turned 14 years – that was the point he turned me into his wife. UN News Centre: Do you mean that he forced you to have sex with him? Evelyn Amony: Yes, he forced me to have sex with him, he raped me. I spent eleven-and-a-half years with him. Eventually, I got used to what was happening because I also used to observe other women going to his house to spend the night there. So I adjusted to the situation and had to accept that was how my life was now. UN News Centre: You had three children with Kony? Evelyn Amony: It is true I had children with him. I returned with two children, but the third disappeared and I’m still looking for that child today. I have no idea where that child is, because the child disappeared in a battle. There was a big battle that was happening between a combination of different soldiers from Sudan and Uganda that had joined together to fight the LRA. It was in that battle that my child went missing. In my mind I think that maybe that child was captured by the Uganda People’s Defence Force, but up to [now] I have not found the child. UN News Centre: What type of person is Joseph Kony? Evelyn Amony: It is very hard to understand the character of Joseph Kony, because when you are there, it is not exactly clear that he is the person leading the LRA. It is very hard to understand his qualities because he had certain kinds of spiritual elements in him. Moreover, he used to tell us that if you leave the rebellion to return home, you run the risk of running into bad luck. UN News Centre: Was he capable of kindness? Evelyn Amony: There are three moments of kindness that I saw in him. First he saved my life when I was supposed to be killed. Then at a moment when I was drowning in the river, he came and saved me and took me out of the river. The third moment of kindness that I saw in him was when a number of children were abducted in a place called Palabek in northern Uganda. When some of the child soldiers wanted to kill those newly abducted children he told them that ‘no child 15 years and below should be killed – if any of you dares to do that, you will be killed.’ UN News Centre: How can this ongoing insurgency be resolved? Evelyn Amony: You know it is several years since I was with him; as a rebel leader he keeps changing his tactics. He has very many tactics. So what I can suggest is for everyone to negotiate with him. I would also like to advise that if supporters of Kony and his rebellion can be identified and stopped from giving support in the form of arms or whatever other support they give to keep the rebellion going, then that could help to bring this to a close. The supporters are the ones who continue to encourage him and give him advice on what to do. Yet at the end of the day, he is the one who remains in the bush and who is causing suffering. UN News Center: Do you know what he ultimately wants?Evelyn Amony: It is hard to know what he wants, but what I learned during the peace talks was that he had an interest in negotiating. Maybe he could have even signed the peace deal, but then there were other supporters behind the scenes who reportedly were misadvising him not to engage in the talks. Maybe that could have contributed to the failure of the peace deal.UN News Centre: You’re 33 now, you’ve been through a terrible ordeal, what’s your motivation in life? Evelyn Amony: Thank you very much for that question. Even if I have gone through all that suffering, for as long as I live, for as long as I have my legs and can walk and can see, I can still do great things to bring about change in this world. UN News Centre: And what are those great things you’re planning to do?Evelyn Amony: Some of the great things I can do for instance is writing down my story and sharing it with the world so that they know that war is bad and has very negative consequences for women and children. And I can advocate on behalf of women who have experienced war like myself so that they can find closure. Listen to the interview@media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -540px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.8em; line-height: 1.1em; color:#fff; position: relative; top: 100px; margin-left:9em; text-shadow: 10px 10px 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:52%;}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.8em;}strong { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; xfont-family:Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;}li { font-size: 15px; xline-height: 1.7em;}blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;} A man recovers from a gunshot wound sustained during an LRA attack on Ezo, a town in the Western Equatoria state of South Sudan (2009). UN Photo/Tim McKulka read more

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Fight against climate change and poverty will fail without overhaul of global

The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report, says that achieving the financing needed to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s plan of action for peace, planet and prosperity – is not just about finding additional investment, but also building supportive financial systems, and global and national policy environments, which are favourable to sustainable development.At a press conference on Thursday, following the release of the report, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said that it delivers a “sobering message”, showing low wage growth, rising inequality and debt distress, and stagnating aid levels.Climate change, said Ms. Mohammed, continues to threaten sustainable development in all regions, and, despite international commitments to limit a rise in global temperatures, greenhouse gas emissions actually rose by 1.3 per cent during the course of 2017.The report also shows that it is becoming increasingly difficult to create conditions to bring about positive change. The reasons include rapid changes in technology, geopolitics and climate, and the inability of national and multilateral institutions to adapt.In addition, increasing inequality has hit many people’s faith in the multilateral system and, in his foreword to the report, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, says: “Our shared challenge is to make the international trading and financial systems fit for purpose to advance sustainable development and promote fair globalization.”Recommendations for a sustainable economy, financial systemDespite the many problems and roadblocks outlined in the report, the international organizations involved found that interest in sustainable investment is growing in the finance community, with some three-quarters of individual investors showing interest in how their financial behaviour affects the world.The responsibility rests with governments to recommit to multilateralism, and to take policy actions that will create a sustainable and prosperous future Zhenmin Liu, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social AffairsThe report also contains a number of recommendations for ways to bring about a more sustainable global economy and financial system. These include a shift to long-term investment, and an inclusion of sustainability as a central risk factor; a revamp of the multilateral trading system; and addressing the concentration of markets into the hands of a small number of powerful companies, which are not limited by national borders.The Deputy Secretary-General noted that encouraging longer-term credit ratings, carbon taxes, and meaningful disclosure on the social and environmental costs of doing business, are all examples of incentives aligned with sustainable development goals.Ms. Mohammed continued with a call for better regulation to manage financial technology, commonly referred to as fintech. Whilst fintech has allowed more than half a billion people to gain access to financial services, enabling progress on the 2030 Agenda in developing countries, regulators are struggling to keep pace and, if fintech is allowed to grow in an unsupervised manner, it could put financial stability at risk.In a statement, Zhenmin Liu, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Chair of the Task Force that issued the report said there is a major opportunity to overcome bottlenecks in sustainable financing in 2019, but insisted that “the responsibility rests with governments to recommit to multilateralism, and to take policy actions that will create a sustainable and prosperous future.”Between April 15 and April 18, the UN will discuss the findings of the report at the Economic and Social Forum (ECOSOC) Forum in Financing for Development, where Member States agree on measures necessary to mobilize sustainable financing. read more

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Brock community mourns longtime Dramatic Arts instructor

A woman who dedicated her life to teaching drama to students of all ages is being remembered by her colleagues, family and friends.Helen Zdriluk, who had been an instructor at Brock University for two decades, died Wednesday after a brief illness.“She was extremely dedicated to the power of drama in both teaching and performance,” said Professor Joe Norris, Chair of the Department of Dramatic Arts. “She lived and breathed drama 24-7 when you consider she taught high school for many years during the day and then came here and taught at least two evenings a week. And she was running an after-school program.”Dramatic Arts Associate Professor and Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts Director David Vivian said the whole school is saddened by the loss.“Longtime colleagues will remember Helen for her joyous and industrious leadership in Drama in Education and Applied Theatre, including her Connections projects in the old Studio theatre.”Norris said DART Connections was a group of education students who rehearsed and performed plays that dealt with social justice and education issues.Zdriluk taught drama at Burlington Central High School and was the owner and artistic director of Centre Stage Theatre School and Productions. In addition to teaching at Brock, she also completed her master’s at the University in 2010.“The drama in education community has lost one of the most talented, dynamic and authentic educators and practitioners we have ever seen,” said former student Rox Chwaluk. “Helen was my mentor, my friend and colleague. She was fierce, hardworking, witty and passionate about her craft. She was instrumental in my education, provided me opportunities to ignite my passions, and solidified many of my values.”Zdriluk is survived by her husband Gerald and children Jennifer and Beth.A visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home on Brant St. in Burlington Monday, May 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in Helen’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. read more

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Lesbians flock to home of Sappho for festival

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The island of Lesbos Greece has witnessed huge numbers of lesbians from across Europe who have gathered there for the tenth annual International Women’s Festival. When people from Athens see women sitting together, I see whole families looking strange and shocked, but locals don’t find anything unusual in women holding hands, or even kissing.In the decade since its commencement, attendance at the two-week International Women’s Festival in the village of Eressos has jumped from 30 to hundreds of women – mainly German, British, Dutch and Scandinavian, but also Greek and Italian. The busy programme of events-from Sep 4 to 18, 2010-includes women-only walks and sunset cruises, breathing and drumming workshops, Greek dance classes and lesbian film screenings. “I’ve been blown away, there’s no unease at all,” said Lauren Bianchi, a Scottish woman, who is at the festival for the first time. According to the Sappho travel agency, lesbians now make up 60 per cent of visitors to the village, rising to 90 per cent in September when the festival takes place. “My rooms are full for the next two weeks. We’d usually be dead in September, but now it’s booming,” said Andreas, who runs the Sappho cafe bar and rents rooms on the village seafront. As the economic crisis continues to pinch, he says Greek holidaymakers spent less this summer and he is grateful for the extended season brought by lesbian tourism. “People in the village have got used it, especially the young people, but the old people still discuss it among themselves,” he says. These days it is the “more conservative” visitors from Athens, who fill the village in August, who feel uneasy about the lesbian visitors, says Lena Tzigounaki, a Greek woman who moved to Eressos from the capital more than 15 years ago. Tables from her bar spill out onto the village’s main square in the gaze of a large bronze statue of Sappho, one of three erected in the village in recent years. Like most lesbian-run establishments in Eressos, the rainbow-coloured gay pride flag is on show above the bar. “When people from Athens see women sitting together, I see whole families looking strange and shocked, but locals don’t find anything unusual in women holding hands, or even kissing,” she says. “But there is a limit, of course,” she adds. Source: AFP, ANIlast_img read more

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Alcool des comportements de plus en plus préoccupants

first_imgAlcool : des comportements de plus en plus préoccupantsRoyaume-Uni – L’alcool fait de plus en plus de ravages au pays de Sa Majesté. Une récente étude met en avant des chiffres alarmants concernant la progression des hospitalisations dues à une consommation excessive de boissons alcoolisées.Les conséquences néfastes de l’alcool sont nombreuses, comme en témoigne le rapport du Liverpool John Moores University’s Centre for Public Health. À lire aussiL’étrange maladie qui rend ivre sans boire une goutte d’alcoolChaque jour, 1.500 personnes sont hospitalisées plus ou moins directement à cause de l’alcool outre-Manche, ce qui représente une augmentation de 65% en cinq ans. 15.000 personnes décèdent chaque année des conséquences de l’alcoolisme ou d’un coma éthylique, tandis que 400.000 infractions dues à l’alcool sont relevées.Le tableau est très noir, d’autant que l’on suspecte une réalité plus inquiétant encore que celle donnée par les statistiques. En outre, les chiffres devraient doubler ces 20 prochaines années si les comportements continuent à évoluer dans ce sens. Les scientifiques déplorent ici l’incapacité de la société britannique à regarder la réalité en face et les lois votées par le Labour. Le gouvernement, représenté par le ministre de la Santé, a toutefois promis d’agir. Le 5 septembre 2010 à 18:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Stocks end broadly higher on jobs report

first_imgA solid jobs report and company earnings spurred U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday, driving the S&P 500 to its second straight weekly gain.The Nasdaq composite hit an all-time high for the second time this week. The benchmark S&P 500 index closed less than 0.1 percent below the record high it reached on Tuesday.Technology and consumer-focused companies did the most to push the market higher. Stocks in the communications, industrial, financial and health care sectors also notched solid gains as traders cheered surprisingly good earnings from United States Steel, Weight Watchers and other companies.Investors also welcomed the government’s latest snapshot of U.S. employment, which showed that job growth surged in April past economists’ forecasts and unemployment fell to a five-decade low.“Overall, this was a solid report that should assuage fears that the U.S. economy is losing momentum,” said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial.last_img read more

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Oikya Front to seek dialogue with govt

first_imgJatiya Oikya Front leaders addresses media at Gano Forum’s Motijheel office on Sunday evening. Photo: Mosabber HossainKamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front will send a letter to the government soon urging it to engage in a dialogue with political parties before announcement of schedule for the next general election, reports UNB.The decision was taken at a meeting of the Jatiya Oikya Front senior leaders at Gano Forum’s Motijheel office on Sunday evening.Talking to reporters after the meeting, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) president SM Abdur Rob said they will send the letter to the government with their 7-point demand.He said they will also send a delegation to the Election Commission with the same demands.Rob said their meeting strongly condemned the jailing of BNP standing committee members Amir Khosru Mahmud in a case filed under the ICT Act.He said the Oikya Front leaders demanded the government release Khosru before their scheduled rally in Sylhet on 24 October.Rob said Kamal will address their Sylhet rally as the chief guest while BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir as the main speaker with Sylhet city mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury in the chair.He said the Jatiya Oikya Front leaders will exchange views with civil society members, intellectuals and professionals at a hotel in the city on 26 October.last_img read more

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Rodney Ellis Leaves Texas Senate With Criminal Justice Legacy

first_imgBob DaemmrichRetiring Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, listens to testimony during the Senate Committee on State Affairs hearing on religious freedom on Feb. 17, 2016.HOUSTON — Sixteen years ago, when then-state Sen. Rodney Ellis heard about a man who was accused of raping a University of Houston student and was later cleared of the crime through DNA testing, the lawmaker wanted a meeting.Anthony Robinson was 26 years old in 1987 when University of Houston police pulled him from a car because he matched the description the victim gave police of a man who assaulted her. He was convicted and sentenced to 27 years in prison, spent 10 of them behind bars and, once on parole, paid for DNA testing that confirmed what he always knew.“He was my poster child. Perfect. Honorably discharged from the military. No priors. He got a master’s degree in sociology while he was in prison,” said Ellis, a Houston Democrat. “I said, ‘I want to try to get a bill passed to increase the compensation for people like you.’”Working with Robinson to frame the issue of DNA testing was representative of Ellis’ approach in advancing criminal justice reform measures throughout his 26-year career in the Texas Senate. The Texas Legislature convenes Tuesday without Ellis, one of the state’s most influential figures on criminal justice issues. Ellis has left the Senate to serve as a Harris County commissioner, and State Rep. Borris Miles is his successor.Before joining the Senate in 1990, Ellis was a three-term Houston City Council member and chief of staff to late U.S. Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Houston. Ellis, now a father of four and a cycling enthusiast, earned a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and has worked as an investment banker.In 2001, Ellis’ legislation began increasing compensation for people wrongfully convicted, from $25,000 total — “practically nothing,” he said — to $25,000 for each year in prison. In 2005, he passed a bill that increased compensation to $50,000 for each year and free tuition for four years of college. In 2009, he passed a bill that mandated a lump sum of $80,000 for each year of incarceration and annuity payments based on that same amount. In 2011, he passed legislation that provided health care to exonerees.“The art of lawmaking in a lot of ways is storytelling,” Ellis said. “You got to have somebody who puts a face on the problem. That’s the storytelling part.”Ellis, from when he first entered the Senate, knew the value of a news conference, an editorial and having the right person tell the right story at the right time. Every bill was different, but it was always important to get the news media’s help in setting the tone on issues, he said. Also, Ellis said, it was crucial to find allies from another district to advance legislation. Former state Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, became a reliable partner on some of Ellis’ most high-profile criminal justice legislation.“The art of lawmaking in a lot of ways is storytelling. You got to have somebody who puts a face on the problem. That’s the storytelling part.”— Former state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-HoustonOne such bill was the Michael Morton Act of 2013. The law mandates that prosecutors disclose documents and information that could call into question a defendant’s guilt or affect a sentence.“Senator Ellis had a great ability to challenge your conscience on issues,” said Duncan, now chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. Whether it was Michael Morton, who wrongfully was convicted of murdering his wife, or Timothy Cole, who died in prison while serving a 25-year sentence for a rape he did not commit, stories like theirs were “more than an anecdote,” Duncan said. The faces Ellis brought forth became symbols for their respective issues, he said.Christine Morton was beaten to death in the Williamson County home she shared with her husband, Michael, and their 3-year-old son, Eric, on Aug. 13, 1986. Michael Morton should never have been a key suspect, but a flawed prosecution — which ignored witness accounts and withheld evidence — led to his conviction. He spent 25 years in prison.Morton recalled being in awe of the attention his case garnered from lawmakers. Ellis, he said, “had a great ability to put people at ease,” and Morton was “ready and willing” to help advance discovery reform.“Senator Ellis has been instrumental in trying to right wrongs,” Morton said.Duncan’s work with Ellis helped make the difference for the Michael Morton Act, said Kathryn Kase, executive director of the Texas Defender Service.“It was very powerful for Senator Ellis and Senator Duncan to sit down with the prosecutors and say, ‘Look, this system isn’t working if somebody like Michael Morton sits in prison for 25 years absolutely innocent,’” she said. “I think that was very savvy to partner with Senator Duncan on the bill.”State Sen. Robert Duncan, left, R-Lubbock, listens to State Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, during the afternoon session June 27, 2011.Bob DaemmrichInitially, Ellis pushed for “reciprocal discovery,” which would have required defense attorneys and prosecutors to share files. The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association opposed it, arguing that it would be intrusive and that only prosecutors should have to open their files because the burden of proof in criminal cases is on the state.“That was a little too far out there for even my allies, the defense bar,” he said. “So they were mad. I mean, they came up to me, they put letters out. They were against the bill, so we kept working at it. Then I came up with the language we do have.”Ellis also enlisted the help of then-Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, asking him to weigh in with a group of prosecutors and defense attorneys.“I said, ‘Can you go by there in that meeting and just tell them how important this is to you?’” Ellis recalled, chuckling. “So he went up there, opened the door, of course, they all get up, here’s the chief justice in the room, and he said, ‘I’m looking for Senator Ellis. He wanted to talk to me about that discovery bill, and it’s just so important. I was told he was up here.’ We were pushing. We worked that one pretty hard.”A major component of Ellis’ success was building consensus on legislation.“You have to be careful that you don’t just compromise a bill down to it being meaningless, although I’ve done that before, sometimes to make the statement then come back and try and prove it,” he said. “Just get something on the books and come back.”He found himself in that spot when both chambers passed the Fair Defense Act in 1999. Ellis wanted legislation that established standards and funds for indigent defense.“I thought the bill was meaningless,” he said. “I watered it down to get it passed.”“You have to be careful that you don’t just compromise a bill down to it being meaningless, although I’ve done that before, sometimes to make the statement then come back and try and prove it. Just get something on the books and come back.”— Former state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-HoustonThen-Gov. George W. Bush vetoed the bill, giving Ellis another shot. He was successful the next session, passing legislation that funded indigent defense, allowing more people without means to have paid legal representation. The law also mandates that courts have a formal process for providing these lawyers.“So when he vetoed the bill, it came up on the presidential campaign trail, and they talked about it in the debates, and the spotlight that went on the Texas criminal justice system when Governor Bush was running for president was far more than anything that I could have generated,” Ellis said. In 2005 and 2007, lawmakers increased funding for indigent defense, and in 2009, Ellis passed legislation that created the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs, which defends indigent people in death penalty appeals.Michael Morton, at the Williamson County Courthouse on April 19, 2013, stands with state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and Ellis’ chief of staff, Brandon Dudley.Bob DaemmrichEllis met future state Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, when he was a student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a Leland intern. He was “born old,” Coleman said recently about Ellis.People like Ellis “wear suits before people their age wear suits,” Coleman said. “He carried himself in a way people would have confidence in his abilities.”Coleman, who has bipolar disorder, recalled Ellis reaching out to him.“I was 19,” he said. “It was going on then. He approached me as my boss and asked what could he do. You don’t forget things like that.”Coleman marveled at how Ellis worked with his colleagues, mastered the legislative process and passed major legislation such as when he added an amendment to welfare reform legislation in 1995 that created the Texas Workforce Commission.“Rodney thrives off this,” Coleman said. “It’s who he is. He’s a policymaker. He’s a politician. He’s a business person. But he’s known outside of Texas. He’s probably the most well-known state senator out of any state by people in other states.”Ellis’ career has connected him to former President Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, and groups including the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and the Innocence Project.“Rodney thrives off this. It’s who he is. He’s a policymaker. He’s a politician. He’s a business person. But he’s known outside of Texas. He’s probably the most well-known state senator out of any state by people in other states.”— State Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-HoustonWhen he was younger, Ellis was a debate-team competitor who carried a briefcase, he said. He grew up in Houston, where his parents each had two jobs. His father, Eligha: a yard man and nurse’s aide at a Veterans Affairs hospital. His mother, Oliver Teresa: a nurse’s aide and housekeeper.“I always wanted to look like what I wanted to be,” Ellis said. “I always knew I would go to law school. I always knew that if the opportunity presented itself, I’d end up in public office. I knew I would try. Didn’t know if I’d win. My father in particular did a good job of teaching me about hard work but also giving me a sense of the hard work I didn’t want to do.”Ellis realized the height of his power in 2001, when then-Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff appointed him chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Ratliff, a Republican, said he appointed him as a gesture to Democrats, at a time when the Senate — which now has a large Republican majority — was more closely split along party lines.“When I became lieutenant governor, I felt that that was a good lesson to be learned that that body would function better if you made such a gesture,” Ratliff said. “And I knew Rodney would do a good job at it. I also knew that he wouldn’t go off the reservation. That is, he would not try to pass something that I wasn’t in agreement with, and it worked well, as far as I’m concerned. We balanced the budget, and it was a well-done budget.”Ellis also pushed for the creation of the Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission, which studies wrongful convictions and offers recommendations to prevent them, and the Forensic Science Commission.The James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act passed during the 2001 session, after years of Ellis pushing for it.The hate crimes legislation, many of his colleagues and friends said, was one of the toughest bills for Ellis to pass. It increased penalties for offenses motivated by race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation and national origin or ancestry.“He was tenacious. When he was on a mission, he didn’t back away,” Ratliff said. “He didn’t mind taking three or four years to accomplish it. But at the same time, while being tenacious, he was so friendly about it.”One never knows when an issue will be “ripe,” Ellis said. He first filed a version of the hate crimes bill in 1991.“The issue was always sexual orientation,” he said of critics. “They danced around, but that’s what it was. The tough issues don’t always make it the first time around.”As a Harris County commissioner, Ellis said he will continue to fight for criminal justice reforms. Ellis has said the county relies too much on incarcerating low-level and non-violent offenders.Ellis’ work in his new job could have national implications on criminal justice reform, Kase said.“If you change something in Harris County, if you reform it, you actually have the capacity to affect the rest of the state of Texas, and in fact, given our visibility, you also have the capacity to impact justice systems around the country,” she said.Ellis said his work is not done.“I’m not dead,” he said. “I’m just 62.”Read more coverage of former state Sen. Rodney Ellis:Ellis vied for a Harris County commissioner seat in 2016, opening up his Senate one.An Ellis bill in 2015 expanded access to DNA testing in criminal cases.Ellis backed the 2011 stay of inmate Duane Buck’s execution.As acting governor, Ellis postponed the execution of Hank Skinner in 2011.Disclosure: Texas Tech University has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune donors and sponsors can be viewed here. This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2017/01/08/rodney-ellis-leaves-texas-senate-criminal-justice-/. Sharelast_img read more

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The deal includes an all-stock transaction valued at $1.3 billion. The combination of the companies will create a major health care information technology company offering solutions for all sizes and settings. Allscripts is a leading provider of clinical software, information and connectivity solutions for physicians, and Eclipsys is a leading enterprise provider of solutions and services for hospitals and clinicians. The combined company will offer a single platform of clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions. The company’s client base will include over 180,000 U.S. physicians, 1,500 hospitals, and nearly 10,000 nursing homes, hospices, home care and other post-acute organizations. The combined company will be positioned to connect physicians, other care providers in the hospital, in small or large physician practices, in extended care facilities, or in a patient’s home. The merger positions the combined company to help its clients more effectively access the approximately $30 billion in federal funding for hospital and physician adoption of EHRs provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Driven in large part by the ARRA incentives, which begin in 2011, EHR adoption by physician practices is projected to grow from 12 percent to 90 percent by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) March 2009 report, “Options for Controlling the Cost and Increasing the Efficiency of Health Care.” The CBO report also projects hospital adoption of acute-care EHRs will increase from 11 percent to 70 percent during the same time period. The Eclipsys Sunrise Enterprise and Performance Management solution for hospitals and the Allscripts portfolio of solutions for physician practices currently leverage common platforms, including Microsoft.NET. This will accelerate the delivery of an integrated hospital and physician practice offering. The companies also share an open architecture approach, simplifying the connection to third-party applications across every care setting, resulting in a single patient record. The merger agreement has been approved by the Board of Directors of both Allscripts and Eclipsys. The Board of Directors of the combined company will initially consist of a combination of the current directors of Allscripts and Eclipsys. The merger will be subject to stockholder approvals from both Allscripts and Eclipsys, and other customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including expiration or termination of any applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. 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