Lorne Grabher wins 750 from province amid lengthy battle over licence plate

first_imgHALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government has to reimburse a retiree for a court skirmish over a report suggesting a licence plate bearing his family name supports sexual violence against women.Lorne Grabher has been trying to reinstate his personalized licence plate since it was revoked in 2016 by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles following an anonymous complaint about the plate.He was awarded $750 in court costs in a decision released this week, although he won’t actually be getting a cheque. The money matches the $750 that Grabher was to have paid the Crown for an earlier skirmish over an affidavit.The same-costs award “will do justice between the parties,” said Supreme Court Justice Pierre Muise in a decision released Thursday.In February, Grabher’s lawyer, Jay Cameron, had fought to strike a Crown report linking the plate, which reads “GRABHER,” to derogatory comments about women made by U.S. President Donald Trump.The report was done by McGill University professor Dr. Carrie Rentschler, who has expertise in communications and gender studies. She referenced Trump’s boast that he could grab any woman he pleased by her genitals, which was caught on a 2005 tape released during his presidential campaign.At the time, Cameron argued that Rentschler’s report did not consider “GRABHER” as a name, but instead inferred that the plate was a direct reference to Trump’s controversial statement.“There is zero evidence in this case that refers to Donald Trump, with the exception of this report,” said Cameron in February.“I think that the court should ask itself whether or not the freedom of expression of Canadians is influenced in any way by comments by a foreign dignitary.”Crown lawyer Alison Campbell had argued that the report is relevant and necessary in deciding the case, saying the expert was simply asked to objectively determine: “Is this phrase offensive?”“Dr. Rentschler’s report is not a salacious magazine. It is a review of academic literature on the ways in which gender violence is represented and reinforced in society,” said Campbell, adding that the report notes that language can take on new meaning as the context changes.The hearing of Grabher’s motion in February took around 2.5 hours — around the same amount of time it took to hear the registrar’s motion to strike portions of Grabher’s affidavit.In his decision this week, Muise said he partially granted Grabher’s request to strike the report, saying the opinion expressed would need to undergo “substantial revisions” before it could be admissible in court.Grabher first purchased the personalized licence plate as a gift for his late father around 1990. It then became an expression of family pride in their Austrian-German heritage.His case will resume in early September, when he will make constitutional arguments against the registrar’s regulations and its decision to revoke the plate.last_img read more

Nordstrom launches first national Canadian campaign

first_img Facebook Nordstrom first opened its doors in Canada in 2014, and this week it has launched its first national campaign tailor-made for the market.The campaign is dubbed “True Nord,” combining English and French lyrics from the Canadian national anthem, with creative that emphasizes the values that make the country “strong and free.” Videos in the campaign continue to play off the anthem’s lyrics, with Nordstrom addressing Canadians and letting them know why the retailer is proud to call the country one of its homes. Twitter Login/Register With: The campaign was shot in and around the Greater Toronto Area, featuring 13 different Canadian personalities as models. They include Bag and a Beret blogger Mel Kobayashi, Harjas Singh (a stylist and fashion consultant), United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and trans activist Biko Beauttah, as well as model and The Canadian Curvies co-founder Yolanda May Largie. Profiles of the models are also being shared on Nordstrom’s website.Creative assets, shot by photographer and director Justin Tyler Close, are appearing in out-of-home, digital, pre-roll and social. There is also a TV spot, a first for the retailer in Canada, to bring mass reach to the campaign.Nordstrom worked with Ogilvy on the campaign, the first since the two began working together last year.In the videos, the narration very clearly attempts to position Nordstrom as an outsider. It is not attempting to make itself seem like a “Canadian company,” but rather one that has been made to feel welcome here because of shared values it admires, especially when it comes to things like diversity and acceptance.“We value the richness that diversity and culture bring to our communities and wanted to reflect the customers we serve,” Bailey says about the creative. “We wanted to celebrate Canadians and their inclusive and welcoming spirit through the lens of individuality and personal style.”Nordstrom’s internal marketing team previously worked with DDB to create some regional advertising in Canadian cities that helped promote the opening of new stores over the years, with most national work being part of North America-wide campaigns.John Bailey, spokesperson for Nordstrom, says the timing was right for the retailer’s first national Canada-specific campaign, as its six main stores are now up and running, with plans to expand its off-price Nordstrom Rack banner with a total of six new locations in 2018. There are plans to continue Canadian advertising in the future, though Bailey did not offer further details. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

King Mohammed VI Pays Tribute to Peace Champion Nelson Mandela

Rabat – Inspired by the world’s peacemaker, King Mohammed VI paid homage to the late Nelson Mandela on Monday.The monarch addressed a message to the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit held at the UN headquarters in New York.After his greeting to the participants of the summit, the monarch said that the whole world “admires” Mandela for his “strength of character, his concern for vulnerable people and his fight, throughout his life, against discrimination and inequality.” According to the King’s message, read by Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, Nelson Mandela was the “embodiment of an unshakeable faith in the virtues of dialogue, peace and tolerance.”The Nobel Peace Prize winner fought hard for justice, equality, and peace. He also dreamed of an end to people’s struggles and injustice in the world.The King recalled the friendly relationship Mandela had for Morocco and the support the North African nation gave for the African leader.The monarch said that Mandela “had sincere affection for my late father His Majesty King Hassan II.”He said that the affection was “mutual” as Morocco provided “unconditional” support for African liberation movements.The King then recalled that Mandela lived in Morocco between 1960 and 1962 “where he received the Kingdom’s support for his legitimate struggle.”The background given by the monarch aimed at underscoring “the convergence of two courses of history and the sense of a common commitment” rather than reminding “everyone of Morocco’s leading role in providing support to Mandela,” he said.The King also said that Mandela is among the African leaders “who were committed to humanist values and lofty principles.”In his long address to the Nelson Mandela Summit, the King spared no efforts to describe Mandela as a hero.Mandela died in his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, on December 5, 2013.The King said that Mandela showed dialogue and negotiation can be pursued. “Unfortunately, however, even when peace was within reach at times, we often let the occasion slip,” regretted the monarch.In 1995, Mandela publicly paid tribute to Morocco in a speech, thanking King Hassan II and his minister for African affairs for supporting him with funding, training, and weapons for his struggle.The King did not hesitate to respond to the requests of Mandela.According to Mandela, the King “understood my mission very well.” He added that the King asked him what “arms do you want, and where should I deliver them.”Referring to the world’s loss, King Mohammed VI concluded his message saying, “We find his absence so unbearable that we prefer to celebrate his birth—one of those births that are honored worldwide. Another birth that humanity owes to Africa.” read more

Bell Media partners with three big telecoms for Project Latte video streaming

TORONTO — Bell Media has struck a distribution deal with three major telecommunications companies to deliver its new video streaming service.The service, codenamed “Project Latte,” will be offered across Canada by Telus, Bell Aliant and Bell Canada, the multimedia giant announced Wednesday.Customers with Telus Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV set-top boxes will be offered “Project Latte” when it launches. It will also be available via mobile apps, the web, game consoles and smart TVs.Bell Media says “Project Latte” will feature thousands of hours of television content. It’s the only streaming platform in Canada to boast HBO’s entire off-air library of shows including “Sex and the City,” “The Sopranos” and “The Wire.”“Project Latte” arrives on the heels of Rogers and Shaw Media’s Shomi, a streaming video service with a catalogue of popular shows including “Modern Family” and “New Girl” that was officially launched Tuesday.Bell Media launching video streaming service with entire HBO scripted libraryBell Media announced its “Project Latte” last week and promised it would be made available to every TV provider in Canada. Pricing and packaging details have yet to be announced.Bell Media president Kevin Crull said in a press release that the company looks forward to announcing more partners as it moves closer to the launch.“With the first of Canada’s major television providers signed on, representing approximately 3.5 million customers across the country, we are well on our way to delivering on our objective of serving every TV subscriber in Canada with Project Latte,” he said. read more

Selfdriving Ubers could still be many years away says research head

MONTREAL — The head of Uber’s new self-driving vehicle lab says a viable, on-demand autonomous commercial transportation service remains a long-term goal.“Having self-driving cars at a smaller scale, on a small set of roads, we are fairly close,” Raquel Urtasun said Tuesday after addressing a Deep Learning Summit in Montreal“To see at an Uber scale we are far.”She said much work remains to ensure the technology functions in all possible conditions and locations.Urtasun declined to predict how far away research being conducted in Toronto will generate the required results.She said the biggest challenge is the technology itself.Mapping also remains a very expensive challenge. The cost in the United States alone is estimated at US$2 billion and a cheaper solution is required, she added.“Nobody has a solution to self-driving cars that is reliable and safe enough to work everywhere,” she said in an interview.Automotive manufacturers and tech companies are spending considerable money to develop autonomous vehicles.Yoshua Bengio, an expert in artificial intelligence and head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, agrees that it’s going to be many years before vehicles are actually autonomous.“I think people underestimate how much basic science still needs to be done before these cars or such systems will be able to anticipate the kinds of unusual, dangerous situations that can happen on the road,” he said in an interview.Urtasun told artificial intelligence colleagues that she chose to work for Uber because she wanted to work in Toronto, not in Silicon Valley, the epicentre of technology in California.“The Silicon Valley should be in Canada,” she said to loud applause.“(Also), it is transportation for everybody, not just for the rich. I like that idea.”Uber has fleets of test cars outfitted with cameras and sensors on the streets of Pittsburgh, Phoenix, San Francisco and Toronto that have travelled more than one million miles.Urtasun said the goal of her work is to improve transportation safety, increase efficiency, reduce congestion and cut the amount the space used to park vehicles.“The goal is to get to the transportation of the future.”Uber Freight is working on developing autonomous vehicles for trucking, which have different requirements than cars used in cities.Urtasun defended the potential job displacement that would be caused by a commercial driverless Uber fleet, even one that works in concert with a service with drivers.She noted that disruptions in the past weren’t necessarily bad. She pointed to the impact of ATM machines on tellers and tractors compared to horse-drawn carriages.“There will be a disruption but hopefully there will also be a lot of other new jobs that will be created as well.”Bengio was more cautious, noting that the risk of job losses due to artificial intelligence is real, and that politicians should plan accordingly.“I believe that governments should start thinking right now about how to adapt to this in the next decade, how to change our social safety net to deal with that.” read more

1 million people enter Colombia amid Venezuela crisis

Venezuelan refugees remain at a makeshift camp, at Simon Bolivar square in Boa Vista, in Roraima state, north of Brazil on May 3, 2018. (Photo: AFP)GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — At least one million people have entered Colombia from Venezuela since President Nicolas Maduro’s government descended into crisis last year, a senior Red Cross official told AFP Wednesday.The health director at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Emanuele Capobianco, said that not all have stayed in Colombia as displaced people, with some moving on to other countries in the region.“To date we know that approximately one million people have entered Colombia through official migration points, and we don’t know how many have entered Colombia through unofficial migration points,” he said in a phone interview in Geneva, specifying that this movement had occurred “since mid-2017.”With the economic crisis in Venezuela intensifying, an estimated 37,000 people were now moving across the Colombian border each day, he added.Thousands of Venezuelans cross into Colombia daily, escaping an economic crisis at home (BBC/EPA photo)On a recent trip to the region, Capobianco said he witnessed “a constant stream of people,” leaving Venezuela, some with their belongings strapped to the backs.While the group is diverse, with some only looking to work in Colombia for a short period before returning home, most are on the move because they cannot meet their basic needs in Venezuela, Capobianco explained.He described the situation as a “humanitarian crisis that needs to be better assessed,” including from a public health standpoint amid rising cases of malaria, diphtheria and other serious ailments affecting those migrating.Maduro’s alleged crackdown on opposition and bid to consolidate control of the country has triggered a tough global response, notably from the United States which has levied tough sanctions.The South American country is in partial default on its debt and suffers severe shortages of food and medicines despite sitting atop the planet’s biggest proven oil reserves.Caracas has been printing money as foreign reserves dwindle, and the national currency, the bolivar, has become nearly worthless. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedVenezuelan women push past border controls for foodJuly 6, 2016In “Regional”Venezuela accuses UN of trying to orchestrate ‘intervention’September 4, 2018In “Regional”Lack of food pushes 2.3m people to flee Venezuela — UNAugust 14, 2018In “Regional” read more

Social Welfare Bill moves to final stages before TDs go on their

first_imgOpposition TDs will continue to have their say on the Bill today, with many today expressing anger at the cuts.People Before Profit TD Joan Collins said that the cuts would have been avoided completely if a 0.5 per cent wealth tax was introduced, while Aengus Ó Snodaigh of Sinn Féin slammed the measures as “devastating for young people, old people and anybody dependent on social welfare”.If the bill is passed, cuts implemented will include a reduced in the rate of jobseekers’ payments for those aged 24 and under and the abolition of the telephone allowance.Elsewhere will be quiet in Leinster House today, as Seanad will not be sitting and no committees are scheduled to meet.They, as well as the Dáil, will take next week off to focus on constituency work, something which TDs agreed to without dispute yesterday morning.The Dáil adjourns at 4pm, but until then you can watch it online here, or here on iOS devices.Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’ TheJournal.ie’s Politics page?Snapshot: Mick Wallace wears Torino jersey in the DáilIn full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it ‘remains imperative’ to split bank and sovereign debt > DISCUSSION OF THE adjustments announced in last week’s Budget continues today in the Dáil this morning as the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill moves to its final stages.The extra Friday sitting, which begins at 10am, is due to the bill being swiftly moved through the Dáil, something which has been criticised by the opposition, with all remaining stages being dealt with today.Speaking in the chamber yesterday, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton outlined in detail the measures that would be implemented under the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013.She welcomed the lower than expected cuts to the social welfare budget, as well as stating the elderly are still at significantly less risk of poverty than in most other EU countries:“I assure the house that the government has done and is doing its utmost to protect the most vulnerable people in our society.”last_img read more

Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over top up payments

first_imgTOP MANAGERS AND executives at hospitals and disability agencies that are non-complaint with Government pay policy are to be hauled in for meetings with the Director General of the HSE from next week.Health Minister James Reilly and HSE boss Tony O’Brien held a meeting this evening to discuss the ongoing controversy.According to a statement from the Department of Health, the HSE have been told by the Minsiter to take “whatever actions are necessary” to deliver full compliance “and ensure that any governance deficits identified are comprehensively rectified immediately”.O’Brien confirmed last week that, of the 42 ‘Section 38′ organisations in the state, the HSE had found only seven were fully compliant with guidelines on pay.The findings were made following an internal audit ordered last year. Some of the payment practices date back as far as 1996.According to this evening’s statement from the Department: Meetings are now being arranged with each agency concerned.Arising from this process, those found not to be compliant will be called in by the Director General to meet him before Christmas.Such meetings will commence next week. Read: Quinn says CRC board should resign, Burton says salary claims are ‘disturbing’>center_img Under Section 38 of the Health Act 2004, which includes both health agencies and voluntary hospitals, bodies may not supplement approved rates of remuneration with either Exchequer funding or non-government sources of funding.Read: HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRClast_img read more

Xenophon longlasting gift to the Parliament

first_imgWhile his fellow colleagues from the politics’ world attract voters’ attention with televised messages and debates in these pre-election days, Nick Xenophon found a more original way to do the same. Together with Victorian John Madigan from the Democratic Labour Party, South Australian Independent senator contributed $5,366 each, to have a dining set made in Australia. The two passionate advocates of Australian manufacturing, senators gifted the nation with a 750-piece dining set, disgusted that Parliament House uses crockery made overseas.In order to have Australian-made goods in the Parliament’s kitchen, they decided to buy it themselves. “The nation’s Parliament not using Australian crockery is a complete crock,” Senator Xenophon told Herald Sun.“I’m looking forward to Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott welcoming this gift and eating off the plates.”The plates, bowls, saucers and tea cups were made by Pakenham company Robert Gordon Australia with the coat of arms applied by Unique Ceramics in Highett.Source: Herald Sun. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Oxford University Study Go Ahead Give Kids More Screen Time

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. You’re not a bad parent for letting kids watch hours of television and play endless mobile games, according to Oxford University.A new study, conducted by researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute and Cardiff University, suggests existing rules for managing children’s digital media time may be misguided.Case in point: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) propose limiting screen time to two hours a day for young children. But the research team don’t agree.Over the course of a month (and some 20,000 telephone interviews with parents), analysts assessed the relationship between kids’ technology use and wellbeing. That includes caregiver attachment, impact on emotional resilience, curiosity, and positive effect.The results, as reported by the University of Oxford, suggest that restricting toddlers’ digital device use is “not necessarily beneficial.”Participants aged two to five, whose technology consumption conforms to AAP’s directive, showed slightly higher levels of resilience, according to the study. But, that was balanced by lower levels of positive affect.This research follows the Oxford team’s recent paper disputing digital device guidelines for teens, and proposing that a moderate amount of screen time—the so-called “Goldilocks” period—might actually boost teenage prosperity.Similarly, some screen usage above the recommended limits may be good for tots.“Taken together, our findings suggest that there is little or no support for the theory that digital screen use, on its own, is bad for young children’s psychological wellbeing,” lead author Andrew Pryzbylski, of the Oxford Internet Institute, said in a statement.“If anything, our findings suggest the broader family context—how parents set rules about digital screen time, and if they’re actively engaged in exploring the digital world together—are more important than the raw screen time,” he added.The whole situation feels a bit hypocritical: After all, adults are glued to their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. So why should we expect children to be any different?“Given that we cannot put the digital genie back in the bottle, it is incumbent on researchers to conduct rigorous, up-to-date research that identifies mechanisms by and the extent to which screen-time exposure might affect children,” co-author Netta Weinstein, a senior lecturer in psychology at Cardiff University, said.Future research, Pryzbylski suggested, should focus on how turning digital devices into a social tool can affect—for better or worse—children’s psychological wellbeing, curiosity, and bonds.Read more in the Oxford University paper, published this month in the journal Child Development. Stay on targetcenter_img J.D. Salinger Works Finally Released as E-BooksIt May Soon Be Illegal For NYC Bosses to Contact Employees Out of Hours last_img read more

SpiceJet announces new subsidiary to sell consumer goods shares rise sharply on

first_imgBudget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday announced that is has formed a new subsidiary to sell consumer goods through various channels. The share price of the Ajay Singh-promoted carrier rose almost 7 percent on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). “This is to inform you that the Company has incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary namely SpiceJet Merchandise Private Limited which shall engage in the business of consumer merchandise and goods that will include electronic items, readymade apparels, accessories etc. through various channels viz., in flight sale, online platform, airport shops, retail outlets, etc.,” SpiceJet said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.The SpiceJet stock closed at Rs. 66.25 on the BSE, up 6.77 percent from its previous close. In the past one year, share prices of the company have more than doubled from Rs. 26.60, the closing price on July 28, 2015.Competing with other low-cost carriers such as IndiGo, AirAsia India and Go Air in India, SpiceJet is the fourth-largest air carrier in the country, currently the world’s fastest-growing airline market.SpiceJet has a market share of 12.7 percent in the domestic air traffic business for the quarter ended June 2016, according to data published on Tuesday by the country’s civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, or DGCA.  SpiceJet has also maintained passenger load factor at above 90  percent for the last six months.There are other listed aviation companies in India — Jet Airways and Interglobe Aviation Ltd., which is the parent company of IndiGo.Jet Airways closed 2.74 percent higher at Rs. 581.60, while Integlobe Aviation gained 0.44 percent and ended at Rs. 945.65. Interglobe Aviation will be announcing its June quarter results on Aug. 1.Other players in the domestic aviation space in India include Nusli Wadia Group’s Go Air, state-run Air India, Tata Group ventures Vistara and AirAsia India and other regional carriers.Indian air carriers flew 79.75 lakh passengers in June this year, up 20.8 percent from 66.01 lakh passenger carried in the corresponding month last year.During the quarter ended June, domestic aviation companies carried 245.76 lakh passengers, according to the DGCA data.last_img read more

Repoll after ballot grab during counting

first_imgJalpaiguri: A repoll has been ordered in two booths of Jalpaiguri’s Rajganj on Sunday after suspected Trinamul activists snatched ballot papers from the counting centre. Officials said it was rare that a repoll had been ordered because of ballots taken away or damaged during counting .The state election commission ordered the repoll on Friday after “information” that 450-odd ballot papers were taken away from the counting centre at Mahendranath High School on Thursday. Later, some of the papers found near a bus stand.The papers related to votes cast on May 14 at booth numbers 189/1 and 189/2. “The commission has decided that on Sunday (May 20), re-poll would be held in two booths, followed by counting on May 21,” said a Jalpaiguri official.A BJP leader said the party had filed a complaint with the poll panel saying the Trinamul group had grabbed the ballots and demanding a repoll.last_img read more

Simple tips to look your best on your DDay

first_imgEvery woman wants to be the centre of attraction and look perfect on special day. Start your skin care from taking at least six to eight hours sleep and eat a lot of super foods as they help in repairing skin cells, says an expert.1. Sleep better: Start your skin care from taking at least six to eight hours sleep everyday for avoiding dark circles or tired eyes. Good proportion of sleep helps to rejuvenate you and balance your hormones. This is the most important thing you need to look like a princess on your special day and also drink 12-15 glasses of water daily to remove toxins from your body. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf2. Eat super foods: A lot of vitamins and antioxidants super foods can help you fight with skin problems. It can also repair your skin cells. You need to eat Vitamin C rich citrus fruits everyday like papaya, kiwi fruit, guava and watermelon. 3. Cleansing your skin: Leave your regular cleansing routine aside for winters. Swap your cleansing milk for rose water, honey, turmeric, sandalwood paste or even saffron face wash to boost your glowing skin naturally.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4. Homemade herbal face packs: This is the natural way to get smooth, glowing and supple skin. There are some home-made face packs given below:-5. Tulsi face pack for removing sun tan: Tulsi is known for its antibacterial, anti-fungal properties. Due to its healing properties, tulsi helps in removing sun tan, pigmentation and dark patches. Method: Crush a few tulsi leaves with a little rose water, add two tablespoon of fine sugar, add one tablespoon of lemon juice. Now properly mix it and apply the mixture to your face and neck. Leave it for 10 minutes. While removing the pack gently scrub your face in circular motions especially the sun tan areas. Wash your face using cold water and pat dry.  6. Rose petal face pack for bridal glow: Rose has been the main ingredient in making beauty products from many years. You can prepare a rose petal face pack with some rose petals which gives natural glowing skin. Method: Crush the rose petals with some milk for oily skin and with milk cream for dry skin. Apply the face pack for 20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Apply this face pack twice a week.last_img read more

Global Recycled Glass Market Growth by 55449 million up to 2025

first_imgThe report is a comprehensive exploration of Recycled Glass Market offering growth rates, size of the industry, competitive landscape information, factors to the contributing growth of the Recycled Glass Market and more.The global recycled glass market was valued at $3,529.2 million in 2017 and is projected to reach $5,544.9 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2020 to 2025.Recycled Glass are glass obtained after processing of waste glass into usable products. Glass is 100% recyclable and is recycled from readily available domestic materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash, and cullet. Out of all the materials, sand is used in greater volume. Sand, limestone, soda ash and cullet are all mixed, batched, and heated to a temperature of 2600-2800 degrees Fahrenheit and molded into the desired shape in the process of glass recycling. Cullet is used increasingly as it can be substituted for up to 95% of raw materials.Request for a sample copy of this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3201222?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNSwift industrialization has resulted in large landfills of waste, which have boosted the demand for recycled products. This is one of the major factors driving the growth of the recycled glass market. Additionally, several government initiatives and awareness campaign for cleanliness are also expected to fuel the growth of the global recycled glass market. The Sustainable Singapore Blueprint is one of the initiatives taken by the Singapore Government to reach its zero-waste goal. On the contrary, complex manufacturing process and contamination by unwanted materials present in product waste stream are expected to hamper the growth of the global recycled glass market.The global recycled glass market is segmented based on product and application. Based on product, the market is segmented into cullet, crushed glass, and glass powder. On the basis of application, it is segmented into bottle & containers, flat glass, fiber glass, highway beads, and others. Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.Key players operating in the global recycled glass market are Strategic Materials, Momentum Recycling, Reiling Glass Recycling GmbH & Co. KG, Glass Recycled Surfaces, Coloured Aggregates Inc., Harsco Corporation, Vetropack Holding Ltd., Ngwenya Glass, Gallo Glass Company, and G.R.L, Glasrecyclin.KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERSPorter’s five forces analysis helps to analyze the potential of buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the industry for strategy building.It outlines the current trends and future scenario of the recycled glass market size from 2020 to 2025 to understand the prevailing opportunities and potential investment pockets.Major countries in the region have been mapped according to their individual revenue contribution to the regional market.The key drivers, restraints, and recycled glass market opportunities and their detailed impact analysis are elucidated in the study.The profiles of key players along with their key strategic developments are enlisted in the report.Request for a Discount Sample @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3201222?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNKEY MARKET SEGMENTS By ProductCulletCrushed GlassGlass Powder By ApplicationBottle & ContainersFlat GlassFiber GlassHighway BeadsOthers By RegionNorth AmericaU.S.CanadaMexicoEuropeGermanyFranceItalyUKRest of EuropeAsia-PacificChinaJapanSouth KoreaIndiaAustraliaRest of Asia-PacificLAMEABrazilSaudi ArabiaSouth AfricaRest of LAMEAAccess Full Summery @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/report/3201222/recycled-glass-market?utm_source=SHASHITable of content: CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1.1. Report description1.2. Key benefits for stakeholders1.3. Key market segments1.4. Research methodology1.4.1. Primary research1.4.2. Secondary research1.4.3. Analyst tools and modelsCHAPTER 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY2.1. Key findings2.1.1. Top investment pockets2.2. CXO perspectiveCHAPTER 3: MARKET OVERVIEW3.1. Market definition and scope3.2. Parent/Peer Market Overview3.3. Key Forces Shaping Recycled Glass Market3.3.1. Low-to-high bargaining power of suppliers3.3.2. Moderate-to-high threat of new entrants3.3.3. Moderate threat of substitutes3.3.4. Moderate intensity of rivalry3.3.5. Low-to-moderate bargaining power of buyers3.4. Pricing Analysis3.4.1. Pricing Analysis of Recycled Glass Market, By Region, 2017 to 20253.4.2. Pricing Analysis of Recycled Glass Market, By Type, 2017 to 20253.4.3. Pricing Analysis of Recycled Glass Market, By Application, 2017 to 20253.5. Market evolution/ Industry roadmap3.6. Value Chain Analysis3.7. Impact of government regulations on global recycled glass market3.8. Patent Analysis3.8.1. By Region (2012-2017)3.9. Case Studies3.9.1. Case Study 013.9.2. Case Study 023.10. Market dynamics3.10.1. Drivers3.10.1.1. Growing awareness about sustainable development3.10.1.2. Supportive government regulations3.10.2. Restraints3.10.2.1. Complex recycling process3.10.2.2. High cost of recycling glass3.10.3. Opportunities3.10.3.1. Advancement promoting the use of recycled glassAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. 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first_imgThis week’s RSNA has been a celebration of “A Century of Transforming Medicine.” Today, RSNA’s new leadership was announced, setting the stage for RSNA’s next century of transforming medicine.Ronald L. Arenson, M.D., FACR, was named president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors. Arenson is the Alexander R. Margulis Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco, where he has been since 1992. As RSNA president, Arenson will focus on the importance of patient-centered care and radiology’s evolution from volume- to value-based practice.Richard L. Baron, M.D., FACR, was named president-elect. He is professor of radiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he has been since 2002, serving as chair of the Department of Radiology from 2002 to 2011 and dean for clinical practice from 2011 to 2013. At the University of Pittsburgh, he served as chair of the Department of Radiology from 1992 to 1999, and as founding president and CEO of the University of Pittsburgh Physicians from 1997 to 2002. As president-elect, Baron will continue to place a priority on organization and optimization of RSNA’s educational offerings, given that lifelong learning is now so essential to the radiology community. Bringing together the RSNA international members and participants to maximize their educational opportunities and experiences will be an important emphasis.Also, Richard L. Ehman, M.D., was named chair. He is professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. As chair of the RSNA Board, he brings expertise in practice, education, research and leadership to support RSNA’s mission of promoting excellence in patient care through innovation in radiology.Our congratulations goes out to these newly appointment board members.All news that breaks from RSNA will be posted at itnonline.com. Also visit the RSNA FastPass microsite, www.itnonline.com/rsna-fastpass, with information about hundreds of products on display in the RSNA exhibit halls. Several of them are highlighted below.Be sure to stop by Booth 1715 in the South Hall to say hello to the Imaging Technology News team. We look forward to hearing your feedback from the show. Blog | November 21, 2014 Moving Into the Next Century of Transforming Medicine By Melinda Taschetta-Millanecenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Augmenix Highlights Rapid US Adoption of SpaceOAR System at ASTRO 2015

first_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Image courtesy of Augmenix Inc.October 28, 2015 — Augmenix Inc. showcased the SpaceOAR System at the 57th annual American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) meeting, highlighting robust commercial uptake in the United States. An absorbable hydrogel, SpaceOAR technology is designed to create space and protect the rectum in men undergoing prostate cancer radiotherapy. The device received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2015 and since then, more than 40 cancer treatment centers in 19 states have adopted it.“For decades, attempts to limit rectum radiation injury in men receiving prostate cancer radiotherapy included advances in planning and delivery, along with improvements in prostate localization and enhanced image guidance. As we observe increasing interest worldwide in high-dose, ultra-hypofractionated treatment delivery regimens, the rectal tolerance to these high radiation dose levels represents a significant clinical concern,” said Michael J. Zelefsky, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “The concept of an absorbable hydrogel implant pushing the rectum away from the prostate is a totally new approach and a potential game changer. The use of SpaceOAR for this clinical setting may reduce long-term rectal toxicity and become a critical adjunct to the safe implementation of high-dose SBRT [stereotactic body radiation therapy].”Despite advancements in prostate cancer radiotherapy, the close proximity of the prostate to the rectum (defined as the organ at risk, or OAR) limits the total amount of radiation that can be delivered safely to the prostate without fear of rectum radiation injury. In fact, in 1996 and 2003, the published median volume of rectum receiving 70Gy radiation (or V70, a predictor of long-term rectal complications) was 21.7 percent and 18.2 percent, respectively (RTOG 9406 and 0126 studies). In comparison, the median rectum V70 radiation in the recently published SpaceOAR study was 2.3 percent.The low rectal radiation doses made possible by the SpaceOAR System will enable advanced prostate cancer radiation protocols that should result in fewer rectal complications (including rectal pain during treatment and declines in bowel quality of life), higher prostate radiation doses and faster treatment times, translating into better patient outcomes, reduced cancer recurrence and healthcare savings. These benefits are helping to drive rapid adoption of the technology for use in SBRT, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), low-dose rate brachytherapy (LDR), high-dose rate brachytherapy (HDR) and proton radiotherapy procedures.The SpaceOAR System was the subject of several symposium presentations at ASTRO 2015, including:John Sylvester, M.D., radiation oncologist at 21st Century Oncology, presented the SpaceOAR U.S. Pivotal study results;Marcio Fagundes, M.D., medical director at Provision Center for Proton Therapy, discussed spacer use in proton radiotherapy; andRobert Timmerman, M.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and professor of neurosurgery at UT Southwestern, discussed spacer use in dose-escalated SBRT. Using a minimally invasive procedure, the SpaceOAR System is injected as a liquid into the space between the prostate and rectum where it expands the space and then solidifies into a soft hydrogel. The hydrogel remains stable for three months while protecting the rectum during radiotherapy and then liquefies and is completely absorbed.The SpaceOAR System is FDA-cleared, CE marked and TGA-approved.For more information: www.augmenix.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Prostate Cancer | October 28, 2015 Augmenix Highlights Rapid U.S. Adoption of SpaceOAR System at ASTRO 2015 Series of presentations demonstrate hydrogel spacer’s ability to reduce radiation dose to rectum during prostate cancer treatment News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read morelast_img read more

Costa Rican Keylor Navas keeps historic Champions League shutout streak alive

first_imgKeylor Navas in the Champions League for Real Madrid:7 games7 clean sheets13 savesThe Costa Rican Wall. pic.twitter.com/tRpmGzbgHf— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 17, 2016 The pride of Costa Rica continues to shoot up the record books on football’s biggest stage. With a 2-0 Real Madrid win over Roma in the Champions League Round of 16 match on Wednesday, goalie Keylor Navas has extended his shutout streak to 630 minutes.Roma’s attack failed to test Navas in net for the entirety of the first half but kept the Costa Rican plenty busy in the second period.In the 54th minute, Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy broke away down the left half of the field with a defender trailing him when Navas came far out of goal to make a sliding save that kicked the ball from El Shaarawy and kept the score at 0-0. Minutes later, Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo responded with a golazo that broke the ice for Madrid, which started to bombard Roma’s defense with constant pressure.Navas has yet to allow a goal in his five Champions League starts this season. Including two Champions League shutout starts with Madrid last year, Navas’ scoreless streak now in his Champions League career ranks as the third longest of all-time, according to noted football statistician Alexis Martín-Tamayo, aka Mr. Chip. Related posts:WATCH: Keylor Navas takes flight to make a miraculous diving save WATCH: Keylor Navas makes soaring save in Saturday’s Madrid Derby Keylor Navas puts on a show in Real Madrid win Keylor Navas’ coach at Real Madrid sacked, Spanish media reportcenter_img On several occasions during the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16, Roma nearly ended the scoreless streak by getting through the notoriously inconsistent Madrid defense. Reminiscent of Navas’ last Champions League start against Paris St. Germain, a couple shots ended up going just inches past the goal posts. In the match against Paris, Navas broke the record for the longest a goalkeeper has gone without conceding a goal since his debut. Navas is now 223 minutes, or about two and a half games, from eclipsing the longest stretch of any kind without allowing a goal in Champions League.In what was manager Zinedine Zidane’s most important game in his month and a half at the helm, Real Madrid’s defense looked somewhat improved against the Italian side.An 87th minute goal by Jesé not only put the game away, but gave Los Merengues an important two-goal lead going into the second and final leg, meaning Roma would need to beat Madrid by three goals to keep the Spanish from advancing to the quarterfinals of Europe’s most biggest club-level tournament.Madrid returns to Champion’s League action for its second game against Roma on March 8. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Travelport has announced the appointment of Mark M

first_imgTravelport has announced the appointment of Mark Meehan as Managing Director of its newly formed Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APACMEA) region.In his new role, Meehan will focus on bringing greater alignment across Travelport’s operations in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa; high growth territories that share commonalities in customer needs and operational delivery. While he will continue to be based in Singapore, where he lives with his family, he will also regularly work from Travelport’s office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which acts as the company’s sub-regional headquarters for the Middle East and Africa. Meehan has built a distinguished career at Travelport, having been successful in a range of high-profile global and regional roles over his 19-year tenure with the company. Most recently, he was Managing Director of Travelport’s Asia Pacific operations, which grew by 10% during 2017. Prior to this, Meehan was Managing Director for Travelport Africa, a role that saw him grow the company’s share across the continent and establish owned operations in both South Africa and Kenya. Before his time in Africa, Meehan was Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Travelport, charged with driving excellence in customer service across the business. He also held the role of Vice President of Finance and Acquisition, where he led the integration of several businesses acquired in countries including the United Kingdom, Italy and Denmark.Stephen Shurrock, Chief Commercial Officer at Travelport, said: “We see substantial growth opportunities across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, which we feel will be best realized through a more united operational approach. In Mark, we have the perfect person to lead this new region. His exceptional leadership skills, proven track record and deep understanding of territories across APACMEA are second to none. I look forward to working closely with him to accelerate the region’s collective commercial success.” appointmentsTravelportlast_img read more

Anastasiades says May opposes Turkeys plans in Cyprus EEZ

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades said on Tuesday that British Prime Minister Theresa May sent him a letter on May 26 in which she expressed her opposition to Turkey’s planned drilling activities in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.“I had the opportunity to discuss this critical matter several times with Prime Minister May and I wish to express my deep appreciation for UK’s full support and tangible solidarity with Cyprus, as clearly expressed in her letter dated May 26, 2019, through which she opposed Turkey’s planned drilling activities and fully recognised the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus to explore and exploit its natural resources,” Anastasiades said speaking the Queen’s Birthday Party at the British High Commission.Last month, Cyprus was outraged by statements made by British Minister of State for Europe Sir Alan Duncan, in which he said Cyprus’ EEZ was under dispute.Anastasiades said on Tuesday: “I therefore ignore and not give attention to any statements contrary to the above by any UK government official which might negatively affect the joint aim of further advancing our partnership.”On the Cyprus issue, the president said that the tension in the EEZ deters efforts to resume negotiations.“Our side, as I have repeatedly stated, remains strongly and truly committed to the resumption of the negotiations on the six-point framework that Mr. Guterres has set as the basis for the way forward,” he said.The president also spoke about the recent standoff in the buffer zone which saw farmers in Deneia being harassed by the Turkish army.“I cannot overstate the importance of maintaining a calm situation throughout the whole island. To this end, I count on your support both through your government and the British contingents of Unficyp, in order to avoid a deterioration of the situation which would also negatively affect the prospect of resuming negotiations,” he said.“What I would like to yet again underline in the strongest manner is our sincere commitment to reach a viable, lasting and functional settlement of the Cyprus Problem, in line with the UN Council Resolutions and the values and principles of the EU.”On Monday, Turkey’s energy minister said that they will be dispatching a second drillship to the eastern Mediterranean in the middle of the month.Fatih Donmez said the drillship Yavuz would be ready to start a new drill by July.“Thus in the eastern Mediterranean our flag will be waving aboard our two giants, the Fatih and the Yavuz,” he added, alluding to the two drillships owned by Turkey.In early May Turkey sent its drillship, the Fatih, to waters well inside Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone, at a location about 60km west of Paphos.The vessel has remained there since, although it’s unclear whether it has commenced drilling.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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quickly and deeply and has found it can be a matter of just asking the right questions Via Sam Goslings book Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You: Arthur Aron a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook is interested in how people form romantic relationships and hes come up with an ingenious way of taking men and women who have never met before and making them feel close to one another Given that he has just an hour or so to create the intimacy levels that typically take weeks months or years to form he accelerated the getting-to-know-you process through a set of thirty-six questions crafted to take the participants rapidly from level one in McAdamss system to level two But how effective can this be really In under an hour it can create a connection stronger than a lifelong relationship Via Click: The Magic of Instant Connections: What he found was striking The intensity of the dialogue partners bond at the end of the forty-five-minute vulnerability interaction was rated as closer than the closest relationship in the lives of 30 percent of similar students In other words the instant connections were more powerful than many long-term even lifelong relationships (You can read some of Arons questions used here) Is all this making you a little crazy Thats okay Love could be classified as a mental illness: Via Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation: In the book Love Sick: Love as a Mental Illness Frank Tallis writes that if we take the symptoms of falling in love and "check them against accepted diagnostic criteria for mental illness we find that most lovers qualify for diagnoses of obsessional illness depression or manic depression" Other symptoms include insomnia hyperactivity and loss of appetite Ah aint love grand This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree Join over 161000 readers and get a free weekly update via email here Related posts: How To Be A Good Kisser 10 Tips From Scientific Research Recipe For A 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"We know we could have done much better today,贵族宝贝Jerrese."It would create economic despair among the 51 communities.” Ebell tells TIME. is he confident that hes the best "Yeah I would say so" he says "Its not by a large enough margin that Im untouchable or anything" Shortz doesnt sound so sure "Its possible" he says of Feyer losing the bowl back to Hinman who finished two minutes after the champion this year The yearly championship is conducted over two days with competitors completing six puzzles in quiet ballroom sessions on Saturday earning points and quicker times for correct answers while losing points for every mis-lettered square On Sunday all the contestants complete a seventh puzzle before it winnows to three finalists who compete the last round on stage After making it to the finals and coming in second three of the last four years Hinman doesnt sound so optimistic about his future chances "There is that air of invincibility after a while" he says Unlike Feyer who has finished in the fastest time for each of his wins some of Hinmans wins have come when faster solvers made mistakes and he didnt which is a bit like getting the gold medal after the first person to cross the finish line gets disqualified Donald Christensen / Courtesy of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament Shortz calls the two "polite competitors" and emphasizes that the mood at the tournament as well as among puzzlers in general is congenial Each year crossword-lovers congregate and debate over whether its really better to be a "pen guy" rather than a "pencil guy" They discuss the benefits of using mechanical pencils with 7 mm lead versus 9 mm lead ("Some people like 5 but I dont care to engage those people" Hinman jokes) And they talk training regimens: Hinman has been doing a few puzzles a day Feyer has been doing up to ten Some regulars on the circuit have told Shortz theyre solving 50 For puzzle newcomers Shortz has suggestions: look for fill-in-the-blank clues which are usually more straightforward; pursue consonants rather than vowels; and if you get stuck put the puzzle down and come back later (Those who want to try to puzzles from this years competition can purchase them here) Good players he says are good spellers and fast reactors who know a little bit about everything Shortz doesnt have any advice for players like Hinman or Feyer though who he says have surpassed his solving ability who can summon esoteric trivia in a moment and shuffle through permutations of a phrases meaning like a Rolodex "Its just mind-boggling" Shortz says Feyer has already announced that he will retire if he gets eight consecutive wins which would make him the winningest champion ever Hinman meanwhile will be summoning the courage to try to break that streak "There was an air of hell be back" Hinman says of his fourth-place finish in 2010 "And I sort of have been back I just havent been winning And thats what I need to combat I need to cultivate my ability on those hard puzzles and my belief that I can win because right now honestly I dont have that" If Hinman doesnt get it back there is always the consolation prize "I dont think anyone" he says "has ever been able to lay a better claim to the title of Americas second-best crossword solver" This is an edition of Wednesday Words a weekly feature on language For the previous post click here Write to Katy Steinmetz at katysteinmetz@timecomPennsylvania college students who were chastised by their commencement speaker Sunday for pressuring another speaker to withdraw from the event said Monday they were dismayed to get attacked at their own graduation ceremony “One of my professors called it an ‘ambush’ one of them apologized that the college allowed that” said Michael Rushmore one of the Haverford College students who organized the protest against former University of California Berkeley Chairman Robert Birgeneau The protest which called for Birgeneau to go further than before in taking responsibility for the use of force in a 2011 clash between campus police and Occupy protestors ultimately led him to cancel his appearance At commencement on Sunday Former Princeton University President William Bowens called the students “arrogant” and “immature” for objecting to Birgeneau’s speech Rushmore said he still got a kick out of Bowen’s speech: “I was just laughing … I thought it was too funny" In their initial letter to Birgeneau students said they were “deeply disturbed” by the 2011 altercation in which campus police used force against nonviolent protesters They called for Birgeneau to cancel his speech unless he publicly admitted responsibility for the police brutality supported reparations for victims and pledged to lead efforts to ensure universities respect protester rights Birgeneau replied in a letter to the students that he “never and never will” respond to a list of demands and said he would not respond to “untruthful violent verbal attacks” He backed out of the speech and Bowen used the altercation to chastise the students "I am disappointed that those who wanted to criticize Birgeneaus handling of events at Berkeley chose to send him such an intemperate list of demands" Bowen said Sunday Rushmore seemed to take some pride that the protest was publicly acknowledged in Bowen’s speech “Most people can’t remember their commencement speech but I got quoted in mine” Rushmore said Referring to other controversies that have led to the withdrawal of commencement speakers this year Rushmore added: “All the commencement speakers who have withdrawn have said they didnt want to disrupt commencement But thats exactly what Bowen did He called me and my friends arrogant and immature at our commencement speech” Other students pointed out that Bowen attacked them in a venue where they could not respond “This man decided to shame us at our own Commencement at a moment when out of respect for our professors our family our other peers we wont do anything to shame him back” said Taha Ahsin another protestor who has written about the debate in the student newspaper The Clerk “Thats absolutely unfair We wont boo this man offstage We want to honor the Commencement for everyone else” Twenty-two faculty members (about 20% of the tenured faculty) sent the Class of 2014 a note after the speech congratulating students on their graduation and condemning Bowen’s comments saying his “condescending speech marred an otherwise celebratory occasion “We hereby affirm our great admiration for the students who protested the Colleges decision to honor Birgeneau particularly those who spoke so eloquently at the open meeting called by President Dan Weiss” the faculty wrote “To those in the Class of 2014 we say we are proud to call you graduates of Haverford College” Write to Charlotte Alter at charlottealter@timecom and particularly liked the character Alexander Minion (played by Tony Shalhoub)" C Most of those funds paid for media buys for campaign advertisements and promotions He 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