first_imgWASHINGTON – As its trail of arrests gets closer to U.S. President Donald Trump, the Russia investigation is facing a multi-front assault. The attacks have ramped up following news that Trump’s close confidant Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty and become an informant.The president’s defenders are now seeking to poke holes in, and undermine, the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. Here are six avenues of attack:1.Mueller is biased: “It’s so disturbing and troubling,” Trump aide Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Monday. She was speaking about weekend news that the Mueller probe removed a top investigator over the summer, after the discovery of texts to a lover blasting the president. This is atop reports that the same FBI investigator, Peter Strzok, was a key figure in the emails investigation that yielded no charges against Hillary Clinton. And there’s more: a paper trail of political donations shows several senior probe employees have a history of donating to Democrats. Another report said Strzok was involved in interviewing Flynn. Said Republican lawmaker Ron DeSantis: “It was almost as if they bent over backwards not to make the case on Hillary. With the Mueller probe, they’re just scorching the earth finding whatever little ticky-tack charge they can find on anyone… (Strzok’s role) undercuts the legitimacy of both those investigations.”2.Presidents can’t be charged for obstructing justice: This is potentially a key question. There’s evidence Trump tried thwarting an investigation into Flynn. The argument here is he’s allowed to. Trump lawyer John Dowd expressed it via the Axios website: “The president cannot obstruct justice.” Harvard scholar Alan Dershowitz says Trump has constitutional power — to pardon Flynn himself, to fire the FBI director, and to issue instructions to the Justice Department. So what’s the legal problem if he orders the FBI to lay off Flynn, Dershowitz asks: “We’d have a constitutional crisis (if Trump is charged with obstruction),” he told Fox News. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power.” He says presidents can only be charged with obstruction that involves innately illegal acts — like the Nixon White House destroying evidence and paying hush money. Other legal scholars call this a laughable, quasi-regal, anti-democratic argument. One headline on the Vox website said, “Trump’s lawyer: the president can’t obstruct justice. 13 legal experts (say): yes, he can.” A list of law professors cited legal precedents, and the fact that the president’s power comes from the Constitution — the same Constitution that says he must faithfully execute the law. Peter Shane of Ohio State University called the Dershowitz-Dowd argument “nonsense.”3. It’s a nothing-burger: They say this investigation is built on a flawed foundation. Mueller’s probe was struck to examine collusion with Russia — during the election. His critics note that four people are now charged — two for financial crimes predating the election, two for lying to the FBI after the election. This view is articulated in a Washington Examiner piece, “Was it all about the Logan Act?” In this narrative, the root of the probe is a dust-gathering, never-used law from 1799, the Logan Act, which forbids people from undermining U.S. foreign policy: Flynn spoke with Russians during the presidential transition; the FBI then questioned him about it; Flynn lied; he and James Comey were forced out; Flynn was charged; now he’s a co-operating witness against Trump. A closely related argument involves the notorious Steele dossier — a document filled with jaw-dropping allegations that the Russians spent years recruiting Trump as an asset, and collecting blackmail material on him. The document was gathered by a former British spy and handed to the FBI. But his original customers were Trump campaign opponents. Critics now argue that any evidence stemming from this dossier is illegitimate. Others say this entire line of attack is wishful thinking — there are already several documented communications during the campaign with Russians, or suspected Russian intermediaries like Wikileaks, and some other investigation targets, like Paul Manafort, had reportedly been under surveillance for years.4. Cut off funding: This is reportedly the route suggested by Steve Bannon. Trump’s ex-staffer, and still-ally, doesn’t want him to fire Mueller. He’s publicly said so. What he’s urging, reports say, is that Congress slash Mueller’s funding. That view is articulated by pro-Trump congressman Steve King, who told Politico: “For them to say to us, ‘Vote for an open-ended appropriation into a Mueller witch hunt,’ I think you’ll see significant objection.”5. Fire Mueller: Several Republican lawmakers have introduced a motion calling for Mueller’s recusal over alleged conflicts of interest. The Wall Street Journal editorial page urged him to resign, given his personal friendship with a key witness, Comey. Some conservative groups like Judicial Watch are calling for Mueller to be fired. A Canadian friend of Trump’s doesn’t go that far. Conrad Black says Mueller should simply be reined in. Black calls the investigation a “never-ending fishing expedition” and suggests a series of moves aimed at keeping it in check — replace the secretary of state with the director of the CIA; appoint to the CIA Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has recused himself from Russia-related matters; have Dershowitz replace Sessions; and get Dershowitz to limit the probe to its main purpose: Russian involvement in the 2016 election.6. Rally the base: Ultimately, politics could decide all of this. Trump’s fate could eventually rest with Congress, given the legal realities — the president’s power to pardon; doubts about whether a sitting president can be charged; and the aforementioned debate about obstruction of justice. Impeachment, the ultimate political punishment, requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers of Congress. That’s 290 in the House, 67 in the Senate. It means more than 100 Republicans would have to turn on their president. And the full-throated assault on Mueller — from Trump’s Twitter feed, Fox News, and conservative news outlets — provides a daily rallying cry for the ranks to remain united.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Steve King was a senator, and that Conrad Black suggested bringing in a new attorney general to fire Mueller.last_img read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 14, 2013 7:09 pm MDT TORONTO – One of the key selling features of the new BlackBerry smartphones will soon be available on phones made by its major competitors.The company (TSX:BB), which formerly called itself Research In Motion, said Thursday the technology that allow users to operate their BlackBerry as both a business and personal device entirely separate from each other is headed to both Apple’s iPhone and the Android operating system.The version of BlackBerry Balance for other phones will be called Secure Work Space when it’s launched in the coming months.The technology has widely been promoted by BlackBerry as one of the most appealing features exclusively available on its new devices. The touchscreen version of the latest phone hit Canadian stores in February and is rolling out in the U.S. this month, while a keypad version is expected sometime this spring.“We’re extending as many of these features as possible to other platforms, critical in today’s bring-your-own-device world,” said David Smith, executive vice president of BlackBerry mobile computing operations.The latest announcement is another sign that BlackBerry is moving away from features that are exclusive to its own smartphones.Earlier this year, the Waterloo, Ont.-based company opened up the availability of its secure enterprise service for IT professionals to give them the flexibility to accommodate a growing trend of bringing your own device to the workplace, in particular the iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 phone, which uses the Android system.The move was made as competition heats up for the highly lucrative corporate smartphone market, which has largely been a stronghold for BlackBerry for years.On Wednesday, it announced it has sold one million of the new devices to an “established partner” it declined to name. It was the first time the company had provided any sort of sales figures since the phones launched.In a note published on Thursday, BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long addressed the ambiguity around the recent announcement.“We do not know who placed this order, nor do we know the timeframe. We believe it is most likely a distributor, but it could also be a large U.S. carrier,” Long wrote.“In our view, most of these (recent sales) statements are vague, and lack the detail needed to determine if the Z10 has been successful. We believe that, if viewed in a proper context, these statements do not imply any substantially positive news for the company.”Analysts have been divided over the specifics of the sales of the BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen phone since it launched, some citing anecdotal evidence that some stores in the U.K. sold out of the devices, while others refuted those claims.Chief executive Thorsten Heins has said the new BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen phone is selling better than the company expected, while Canadian carrier Bell (TSX:BCE) said last month that pre-orders broke its previous records for BlackBerry.Three major U.S. carriers have also announced they will stock the device by the end of this month, including AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, which only has plans to supply it to business users at this point.On Thursday, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue boosted his fourth-quarter expectations for BlackBerry shipments to 500,000 units from 350,000.He noted that sales of the device “appears to be slowing in Canada and the U.K. from launch-week highs, this is normal, and U.S. demand is still too early to quantify.” BlackBerry makes key work, personal smartphone feature available to competitors read more

first_imgDeveloped to meet the need for a more productive and longer lasting rotary drill bit, Sandvik’s RR221 is the latestupdate in the complete rotary blasthole bit range from Sandvik. Through comprehensive R&D expertise,Sandvik says it has made “even greater advancements in the engineering of a more resilient bit designed to extendbearing hours – saving customers money, reducing safety risks and boosting productivity.”The new Sandvik RR221 series of drill bits runs on a patented, modularised air bearing platform, minimising spalling during sustained loads and delivering 10-25% longer bearing hours and life increase of up to 30% compared with the previous generation Sandvik RR220 range. The result is significantly lower drilling costs. “Today it is more important than ever for our customers to maximise the value of their investments, and Sandvik RR221 delivers,” says Simon Mitchell, Vice President Rotary Tools at Sandvik Mining. “Our latest tools feature application-focused cutting structures and are more effective and hard wearing than their predecessors. They have better longevity thanks to multiple design improvements, where we have matched our proprietary Sandvik cemented carbide shapes and grades to specific drilling conditions. This will help to reduce wear and breakage, further increasing bit life and improving penetration rates.”Sandvik RR221 sizes range from 159 to 311 mm (6 ¼ to 12 ¼ in) and rock hardness capability from 10 MPa toover 500 MPa. Now equipped with the patented Sandvik RR221 bearing, these bits offer high bearing hours anda low cost per drilled metre in a wide range of applications. “As a leading supplier to the mining industry, the full Sandvik offering of rock tools delivers the best combination for all blasthole drilling conditions. Highly trained, expert engineers from Sandvik are able to provide the right parts and service for safe operation, low operating costs and long service life.”last_img read more

first_imgThe mining industry is facing a number of challenges including declining ore grades, environmental pressures, and water scarcity. To deal with these challenges, and continue to strengthen operations, mine sites need suppliers that truly understands their business and can help drive initiatives and improvements, overcoming challenges together. Weir Minerals believes it is just such a company.“We are much more than an equipment supplier. We have the engineering expertise, technical know-how and local support to help our customers optimise their entire circuit. Mine operators need more than just another equipment supplier, they need someone they can rely on and we take every opportunity to partner with our customers,” states John McNulty, Vice President Global Engineering and Technology for Weir Minerals.Weir Minerals believes the only way to effectively optimise a mine’s process is by working closely with the customer. “With over 1,070 service centres across the globe, Weir Minerals’ expanded service network ensures the team are available throughout the entire process from installation and commissioning through to on-site maintenance.”“We are not driven by what other suppliers are doing. We are customer-centric. It’s all about our customers, their businesses and our ongoing shared successes. We are doing this to be the partner of choice now and well into the future,” states McNulty. Weir Minerals have built its entire philosophy upon this customer-centric approach which it has termed Integrated Solutions. It’s a global team effort from process and service engineers, to product specialists all working together to tackle any given problem.“Our team work with the customer to understand their vision, identify any problems and then work with them at real solutions, not remotely but on site. Wherever possible we want to be part of the entire process from the brainstorming right through to the installation. This instils confidence in our ability to deliver whatever the customer requires,” states McNulty. Integrated Solutions is just another way of saying partnership, “and when Weir Minerals partners with customers it works. This is evident across multiple projects.”In Finland, the Weir Minerals team helped the Yara Siilinjärvi phosphate mine to increase its tailings storage space without expanding the mine’s footprint. Yara’s existing tailings storage facility (TSF) was reaching full capacity. They conducted an extensive study for future storage of tailings and decided to go for a thickened tailings solution. The tailings would be thickened to 68-72% by weight in order to build a +2 degree deposit, thereby sufficiently increasing the storage capacity.Weir Minerals supplied a complete pumping solution to Yara, comprising of three GEHO® TZPM 2000 pumps and Warman® centrifugal pumps. In addition, Weir Minerals also supplied the required hydraulic actuated slurry valves, suction strainers, slurry instrumentation and helped develop the functional description for Yara’s distributed control system (DCS). The system was successfully commissioned in February 2017, with slurry solids concentrations reaching target, resulting in a slope at the TSF of approximately 3 degrees. This has extended the current life of the mine well beyond 2035.Over in South Africa, Weir Minerals helped CNC Crushers optimise their entire process. The team were experiencing high wear on the installed conventional hydrocyclone as well as old technology Envirotech® pump, having to replace it every 120 hours. The Weir Minerals team re-evaluated how the site operated, analysing the issues and sketching up a completely new process for the site. A Warman® WBH® 100 slurry pump, a Cavex® 400CVX10 hydrocyclone, and Trio® TC cone crushers were all installed to increase up-time and reduce maintenance costs. In addition, a spares and service agreement was put in place to ensure that maximum plant availability was maintained. The results of this refit surpassed all expectation with a 2,007% decrease in pump maintenance, a 45% increase in plant throughput, and a 100% boost in plant output.When asked about the partnership with Weir Minerals, Carl Crous, CNC Owner stated: “Partnering with Weir Minerals increased my production output significantly and my uptime increased overnight, I should have done it long ago.” Both projects are just two examples of how Weir Minerals’ Integrated Solutions approach “can revolutionise the operation of a site.”last_img read more

first_imgThis week we’ve gone hands-on with the phone that was made for everyone and the portable gaming rig made for the geekiest among us. We’ve played indie strategy space games in real-time and braved the frontiers of Kingdom Rush. It’s time to Geekout.Motorola’s press meetings have come and gone, and the Moto X has officially arrived. While I work on a proper review of this new phone, it seemed right to take a few minutes to talk about some of the things we liked and didn’t like about the phone. One thing is for sure: Motorola has done something interesting here. While it may not be the very best phone on the market today, the Moto X is every bit as big a deal as the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. Hard to believe? Check out Ryan and I as we compare the new Moto flagship to the latest from Samsung and HTC, in those those links.Would you buy a $299 Nvidia Shield? That’s going to be the big question for a little while, it seems. This bulky little game system is an impressive feat of manufacturing and performance, but it is not exactly pocketable. The big impressive feature, being able to stream games from your PC to the Shield, is still in beta testing phases. That doesn’t mean that you cant have some fun with Android games that are controller friendly, but if you play a game that forces you to use the touch screen you had better be ready to violate everything you have ever been told about holding a laptop by the screen in order to play the game. Since most of the weight for the Shield is in the controller, it’s a little awkward to feel the weight imbalance by picking it up from the screen.If you’re looking for something new to do this weekend, you may consider checking out a super-minimal RTS called Rymdkapsel. It’s available on iOS, Android, and PS Vita. We’ve got a few tips for success if you get stuck somewhere along the way.If you’d like to join us on our weekly Geekouts, or if you’ve got a topic you’d like us to talk about on next week’s broadcast, leave us a message here or on our Google+ page.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#GrandLucayanResortsaleandreopening, #magneticmedianews, #saleforLucayaHotel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 11, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed on Friday night that a letter of intent for the sale and reopening of the Grand Lucayan Resort has been signed with a new purchaser, whose plans will transform the hotel in Lucaya, Grand Bahama.Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe will be leading a team to Canada on Sunday to negotiate a Heads of Agreement to facilitate “an early completion of the sale,”  Mr. Christie told Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters at a rally in Freeport at the party’s headquarters on Beachway Drive this past Friday night.The island lost 40% of its room inventory, its only casino and 1,100 jobs in the tourism industry following Hurricane Matthew in October.  The Hutchison Whampoa Group of Hong Kong, owners of the Grand Lucayan Resort, had also put the property up for sale over a year ago.   With just weeks to a General Election, Prime Minister Christie said that he is very excited about the sale and the proposed plans by the new purchaser, who has not yet been revealed.According to the Prime Minister, the prospective new owner has plans not only to upgrade the property, but to also bring in recognized operators for the three hotels and casino, plus additional tour operators with connections from multiple North American cities.The government, he said, is working with the new purchaser/developer for the creation of a “compelling and exciting destination experience which will completely transform and expand the product offering in Lucaya with lasting results, and not just a short term fix.”#MagneticMediaNews#GrandLucayanResortsaleandreopening#saleforLucayaHotellast_img read more

first_imgAccording to Mediaweek, Rodale president of interactive and chief marketing officer Bill Ostroff has left the company. Michaelson is said to be assuming Ostroff’s interactive responsibilities. A Rodale spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment. Several management-level staffing changes were announced Friday at Rodale. Men’s Health editor-in-chief and Best Life editorial director David Zinczenko will have the added responsibility being editorial director of Women’s Health.Zinczenko’s new role at Women’s Health marks the “next step” in the magazine’s evolution, including a multi-platform expansion, said Rodale president and CEO Steven Pleshette Murphy. According to first quarter Publishers Information Bureau figures, Women’s Health advertising sales reached $15.5 million—a 133 percent spike in advertising sales over the same period last year. Ad pages increased more than 50 percent.Other staffing changes included the promotions of Rodale Direct executive vice president Gregg Michaelson to executive vice president of customer marketing and Bicycling editor-in-chief Steve Madden to vice president and editorial director of Rodale International. Madden will be replaced as editor-in-chief by executive editor Lauren Mooney.last_img read more

first_imgSaraval Bhavan Hotel founder P RajagopaltwitterSaravana Bhavan founder P Rajagopal, who fought a losing battle to avoid jail term, died in Chennai on Thursday morning after suffering a massive heart attack.Rajagopal, 72, was admitted to a Chennai hospital on Saturday following a cardiac problem. He was put on ventilator on Wednesday and doctors said that he was in critical condition. The ‘dosa king’, had surrendered in the court last week, after the supreme court threw out his plea to postpone imprisonment in a murder conviction. Rajagopal had orchestrated the murder of Prince Santhakumar, the young husband of the daughter of one of his employees. It was reported that the wealthy hotel chain owner wanted to marry Santhakumar’s wife on the advice of an astrologer. The Madras High Court had sentenced Rajagopal and others to life imprisonment in 2009 but they were let out on bail. Rajagopal had challenged the High Court verdict.Rajagopal was plagued with health issues over the past two weeks and had arrived in an ambulance last Tuesday at the IV Magistrate court in Chennai. He was strapped on a bed and was wearing an oxygen mask. Rajagopal was admitted at Stanley Medical College the same day to undergo treatment. Rajagopal was originally sentenced to ten years in jail by the a sessions court in in 2009. The sentence was later changed to life imprisonment by the Madras High Court. Rajagopal had challenged the verdict in the Supreme Court, which upheld it after 10 years. The Saravana Bhavan owner was given time till July 7 to surrender but he requested an extension citing health problems. However, he was not given any relief and was told to surrender as soon as possible. Here is a timeline of the events1990s – Rajagopal has his eyes on 20-year-old Jeevajothi and had proposed to her but was declined. 1999 – Jeevajothi marries Santhakumar, leaving Rajagopal furiousSeptember 2001 – The couple file a police case against the Saravana Bhavan founderOctober 1, 2001 – Santhakumar is kidnapped and strangled to death by Rajagopal and eight othersOctober 30, 2001 – Santhakumar’s dead body is discovered in Perumalai in KodaikanalNovember 23, 2001 – Rajagopal surrenders after the news comes to light2003 – Fresh charges filed against Rajagopal for intimidating Jeevajtohi and offering her Rs 6 lakh as bribe.2004 – A local court convicts Rajagopal of murder and sentences him to 10 years in jail. However, the sentence was suspended eight months into the termMarch 19, 2009 – Madras High Court rejects Rajagopal’s plea against the jail term and awards him a life sentence. He got out in bail a few months later citing health issues.March 30, 2019 – Supreme Court passes landmark judgment ordering Rajagopal to surrender by July 7.July 4, 2019 – Rajagopal gets himself admitted to the hospital and appeals to the top court for an extension citing health reasons.July 7, 2019 – Rajagopal fails to surrender.July 9, 2019 – Supreme Court rejects Rajagopal’s appeal and directs him to surrender immediately. Rajagopal arrives at the court in an ambulance, complete with an Oxygen mask and sent to the prison ward of the Stanley Hospital in Chennai and is under the care of Puzhal prison ward.July 13, 2019 – Rajagopal suffers a heart attack and is admitted to the hospital.July 17, 2019 – Rajagopal in critical condition, put on a ventilator.July 18, 2019 – Rajagopal passes away after suffering a massive heart attack.last_img read more

first_imgIndian prime minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Bangladeshi president Mohammad Abul Hamid prior to a meeting in New Delhi on 31 May, 2019. Photo: AFPThe people of Bangladesh have been waiting for years to see the Teesta river water sharing issue settled, president Abdul Hamid told Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday.”I believe an agreement will be signed soon, which will fulfil India’s commitment in this regard,” president Hamid said.A deal on sharing the water of Teesta has remained pending since 2011 but the Indian government has been assuring Bangladesh that it is working to conclude the deal as early as possible.Prime minister Modi said that the unsettled bilateral issues “will be settled very soon” but he did not particularly mention the Teesta water sharing issue. He also stressed on strengthening and making the joint river commission effective.President Hamid went to Delhi to join the swearing-in ceremony of Modi. They met at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi and during their discussion, the Rohingya issue also came up.The president noted that the Rohingya issue has not only become a burden for Bangladesh but also a security threat for South Asia.He said India is Bangladesh’s closest friend. “India’s role in early resolution of the Rohingya issue is very crucial,” he said to Modi.”India may create pressure for ensuring a congenial environment in Rakhaine state so that Rohingyas can voluntarily return to their homeland,” the President said.Modi said that India always talks about the Rohingya issue in different international forums.”Rohingya issue is not a problem for Bangladesh alone. This is now everyone’s concern. India is always with Bangladesh in solving the issue,” the Indian prime minister said.Strengthening bilateral tiesHamid congratulated Modi on his reelection and conveyed the best regards of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.”She and the people of Bangladesh are eagerly waiting to welcome you at an early date,” the president said.He said that the Bangladesh-India bilateral ties have seen remarkable progress, virtually in all areas and noted that the neighbours amicably settled enclave and maritime boundary issues.Addressing India’s security concern, the president said: “Bangladesh doesn’t allow its territory to be used by any terrorists, groups or entity against any state or people. We’ll never allow our territory for any terror activities.”The president said he was looking forward to working closely with Modi and the Indian government in coming days to “move forward with common aspirations to further consolidate our relationships, settling all outstanding issues between the two countries”.Prime minister Modi spoke about jointly celebrating the 50th Independence Day and birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “It’ll have a global impact,” he said.”It’ll also play a positive role in strengthening the bilateral and multilateral relationship [between Bangladesh and India],” Modi said.last_img read more

first_img The Most Anticipated Games of 2018 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is one of the more noteworthy JRPGs of the past five years. This is due in large part to the involvement of Studio Ghibli. The game was both a critical and commercial success (especially in the West). Despite suffering a couple of delays, Level-5 is finally releasing Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. After spending two weeks with it, I can finally share my thoughts about the game. Ni no Kuni II is a phenomenal JRPG thanks to its innovative gameplay mechanics, endearing story, and charming visuals.Ni no Kuni II centers on a boy-king named Evan, who loses his kingdom in a violent coup. Having survived the massacre, Evan, along with a group of allies, sets out to create a new kingdom. His ultimate goal is to end all war by uniting the world’s kingdoms into one. This task won’t be easy thanks to an evil sorcerer whose mysterious motives threaten to destroy everything Evan and friends are building.Like its predecessor, Ni no Kuni II has the aesthetics of a Studio Ghibli film. This is despite having no direct involvement from the famed Japanese animation house. You won’t find any animated cutscenes like the previous title. Instead, every inch of the game is expertly rendered using in-game graphics. Since it runs on PS4 and PC, the graphics are nearly indistinguishable from traditional animation. Though I certainly miss the animated cutscenes, I can’t complain too loudly. Ni no Kuni II is still a visual feast.AdChoices广告The original Ni no Kuni had relatively straight-forward RPG mechanics. Players traveled to and from different cities, forests, caves, and other-worldly locales. They fought creatures found in the overworld or in dungeons via real-time combat encounters. For the most part, combat in Ni no Kuni II follows the flow of the previous game. Thankfully, it introduces new elements which make things far more interesting.Players can freely move during battles. This is useful for avoiding hits, and focusing attacks on specific monster parts. Depending on the situation, it is sometimes best to block assaults rather than dodge them. Players can pummel foes with melee attacks, ranged attacks, or magical attacks. Magic attacks deal the most damage, but deplete the magic gauge quickly. At times, golden orbs will drop on the field. These allow players unlimited magic attacks for a short time. Though they’re certainly aggressive, battles are also strategic; especially because of a new (and adorable) mechanic.Aiding your three-person party are tiny creatures known as higgledies. These Pikmin-like beings help by either attacking foes or giving your party much-needed buffs. Some higgledies fire cannons, while others create a healing ring to stand on. Higgledies act on their own volition, but you can also activate them by press X while standing over a group of them. You can find new higgledies by offering different items to higgledie statues found around the world. Knowing when to use their abilities during the heat of battle certainly makes encounters more strategic.One can certainly survive most of Ni no Kuni II’s encounters by leveling up and having the right gear. Thanks to the Tactic Tweaker, players can adjust specific parameters to make battles easier. More than that, they can fine tune the rewards they’ll get after vanquishing enemies.Every battle awards Battle Points. With enough of them, you can augment four categories in the Tactic Tweaker. They include: Monster Affinities, Elements and Ailments, Spoils Settings, and Arts of War. You can adjust their parameters by leveling them up with battle points. For example, you can change the settings to make you deal more damage to liquid enemies. You can also change what elements you’re more resistant to, depending on which types of creatures you’re fighting. The Tactic Tweaker may overwhelm some players who just want to go into combat and beat things up. Those who want more depth from combat will find it an indispensable tool.Ni no Kuni II introduces mechanics from genres you wouldn’t normally associate with JRPGs: Real-Time Strategy and city-building simulator. While their inclusion sounds odd, they actually make perfect sense. After all, you are trying to build a kingdom. In order to do that, you’ll have to lead your army into battle against rivals. You’ll also have to build your kingdom one structure at a time. Thankfully, both of these mechanics are streamlined in a way that makes them easy and fun to understand.During skirmishes, Evan commands up to four groups of warriors. You can rotate these soldiers to face specific unit types. As you fight, you can unleash special attacks on enemies. However, special attacks consume military might. It’s best to hold special attacks like aerial bombardment for the latter half of a skirmish. You can replenish troops lost in battle at the cost of military might. Military might can be bolstered by taking over enemy encampments. Even if you are not into RTS games, you’ll likely find skirmishes enjoyable because of their accessibility.When not fighting monsters or engaging in skirmishes, you can build your kingdom. You can make buildings like armories, item shops, training grounds, shipyards, and more. In order to buy and improve buildings, you must spend a special currency called kingsguilder. Your kingdom generates kingsguilder over time. You can speed up the process by assigning specific people to specific buildings. A soldier won’t do much good working in a fishery, for example. Researching new items not only gives you useful tools like better armor and weapons, but also speeds up the production of kingsguilder. On the surface, having to manage a kingdom sounds incredibly dull, especially if you’re not a fan of city-building games. Like skirmishes, kingdom building is actually a great deal of fun, even for those who typically dislike games with similar mechanics.One great thing about kingdom building is that it makes sidequests more meaningful. Like other games, Ni no Kuni II has its fair share of “fetch quests.” These have you running around the world looking for items to give NPCs. The big difference is most side quests reward you with a new citizen for your fledgling kingdom. It feels like you’re actually working towards something, as opposed to just doing filler work. Having a king doing silly tasks like delivering food or climbing mountains doesn’t make much sense. But, if it’s ultimately for the greater good of the kingdom, then it’s forgivable.I’ve played enough Ni no Kuni II to credibly say it’s better than the original. While it doesn’t have animated cutscenes, it more than makes up for that with deep and meaningful gameplay mechanics. Level-5 always delivers excellent JRPGs, and this is no exception. If you’re a fan of the first game or just want to play a thoroughly satisfying JRPG, you need to check this game out.Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Wings lands on PS4 and PC on March 23.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgNativeShot screenshot tool for Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on May 29, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: March 12, 2018 – 37 commentsNativeShot is a Firefox add-on that enables you to take screenshots of anything that is displayed on the monitor even outside of Firefox’s window.What makes NativeShot particularly interesting besides that is the fact that it supports many of the features such as hotkey support, delayed screenshots or an editor that desktop screenshot programs offer.The extension adds an icon to Firefox’s main toolbar during installation, and looks like any other screenshot tool for the browser on first glance.NativeShotThe first difference becomes obvious when you click on the button or tap on the Print screen on the keyboard. Instead of limiting the area that a screenshot can be taken of to the browser window, you are free to include any other area of the screen.You could use NativeShow as your main screenshot taking tool for Windows because of this functionality.You will notice the toolbar that the extension displays on the screen when its functionality is triggered. The default option selected automatically is a selection tool that allows you to draw a rectangle on the screen to take a screenshot of that area. You can switch to fullscreen or a window selecting mode instead using the toolbar.The toolbar lists other options that help you take screenshots. You can enable a zoom view which zooms in automatically on the area the cursor is o, or draw on the screenshot, for instance by adding text, using the blur tool or drawing shapes or lines on it.The editing interface lacks an arrow drawing option but that is the only thing that appears to be missing from it.The processing options are equally interesting. Images can be saved to the local system, printed, opied to the clipboard, or even processed to extract text from them using one of three text recognition algorithms the extension supports.You may also upload the screenshot to popular online destinations such as Imgur, Dropbox, Google Drive, or social media sites (Twitter supported, Facebook coming).Last but not least, you may run a reverse image search on the screenshot using Google Images or Tineye (with Bing coming soon).The toolbar can be controlled using the mouse or by using shortcuts. The developer of the extension highlights all available shortcuts on the add-ons homepage over on the Mozilla AMO website.Another interesting option when it comes to the add-on is that it supports delayed screenshots. A delayed screenshot is taken after a certain amount of time and not instantly. This can be useful if you want to capture a menu for instance.To create a delayed screenshot hold down the Shift-key before clicking on the capture button. Each Shift-click adds 5 seconds to the timer which adds more flexibility to the process.NativeShot displays a notification at the bottom of the Firefox window whenever you save a screenshot or process it. It highlights the action and displays options that you can make use of.You may open the saved folder on the local system for instance using it. Also, information may get saved to the clipboard right away. If you save a screenshot to the local system for instance, its path is automatically saved to the clipboard.NativeShot OptionsThe options are divided into two main areas: first settings that provide you with controls to change the local save folder, disable the global hotkey, or disable the print preview, and second the dashboard that acts as a history.You find the supported save options listed on the dashboard and may select one of them or the “all” listing to display screenshots you have taken previously.These are displayed by the extension then provided that they still exist and have not been removed.An option to clear the dashboard or to prevent the recording of the history in first place is missing unfortunately.Closing WordsNativeShot is a powerful screenshot capture extension for Firefox that offers functionality that goes beyond the browser frame. It is comparable to dedicated screenshot capturing programs, and while one or the other option is missing right now, it is well-designed and easy to use.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 7 votes Software Name NativeShotSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/nativeshot/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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The +Pluspak, a packaging container for contrast media, offers advantages over traditional glass packaging that includes reduced storage, improved workplace safety for healthcare workers who administer contrast media to patients, and decreased cost of waste disposal.Radiology departments using the innovative GE Healthcare +Pluspak packaging can reduce contrast media red bag waste weight by more than 75 percent. +Pluspak is made of unbreakable polypropylene and features a metal-free, twist-off cap that is easy to open and avoids cuts from metal crimps. 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first_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more 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 May 3, 2011 – Imaging the World announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Co-Founders of Imaging the World, Kristen DeStigter, M.D., vice chair of radiology at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and associate professor, radiology, UVM College of Medicine, and Brian Garra, M.D., associate director, division of imaging and applied mathematics/OSEL, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and chief of imaging systems and research in radiology at the Washington, D.C., Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Low-Cost Sustainable Solution for Rural Ultrasound.”Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds scientists and researchers worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how persistent global health and development challenges are solved. DeStigter and Garra’s project is one of more than 85 Grand Challenges Explorations Round 6 grants announced today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  “GCE winners are expanding the pipeline of ideas for serious global health and development challenges where creative thinking is most urgently needed. These grants are meant to spur on new discoveries that could ultimately save millions of lives,” said Chris Wilson, director of Global Health Discovery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   To receive funding, DeStigter, Garra and other Grand Challenges Explorations Round 6 winners demonstrated in a two-page online application a bold idea in one of five critical global heath and development topic areas: polio eradication, HIV, sanitation, family health technologies and mobile health. Applications for the current open round, Grand Challenges Explorations Round 7, will be accepted through May 19, 2011.  DeStigter and Garra are developing a low-cost, scalable solution based in technology, education and community outreach to bring ultrasound diagnoses to pregnant women in areas of high maternal/neonatal mortality. By giving advance warning of critical maternal conditions, this model will improve maternal/fetal morbidity and mortality on a grand scale.Grand Challenges Explorations is a $100 million initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have already been awarded to nearly 500 researchers from more than 40 countries. The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline and from any organization. The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page online applications and no preliminary data are required. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. 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first_imgGerman news agency dpa quoted one of the lawyers, Wolfgang Heer, as saying ahead of the court’s decision that if the court approved their resignation, the trial against Zschaepe would likely have to start over.German media have reported that Zschaepe distrusts Heer and his two colleagues, Anja Sturm and Wolfgang Stahl. Her recent request that they be replaced was denied by the court, though it did grant her a fourth attorney.Revelations about the authorities’ bungling of the case have caused deep embarrassment in Germany, as well as accusations of deliberate cover-ups.Official inquiries showed investigators in different parts of Germany failed to exchange important clues about the group after they were first sought by police in 1998.For years police also attributed most of the killings to immigrant gangs, sparking a debate about institutional racism in Germany.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Lawyers of defendant Beate Zschaepe, alleged member of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground, NSU, from left : Anja Sturm, Wolfgang Stahl and Wolfgang Heer leave the court in Munich, Germany, Monday, July 20, 2015. The three court-appointed lawyers for the sole surviving suspect in Germany’s biggest neo-Nazi murder trial have asked the court for permission to resign. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk BERLIN (AP) — A Munich court on Monday ordered three lawyers to continue their defense in Germany’s biggest neo-Nazi murder trial, rejecting their request to resign from the case.The three court-appointed attorneys had asked to be relieved from defending Beate Zschaepe, who has been on trial since May 2012 for alleged complicity in 10 murders.Prosecutors allege that she was part of a group, calling itself National Socialist Underground, which allegedly killed eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007. The group’s two other members died in an apparent murder-suicide in November, 2011. Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The vital role family plays in society New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more

first_imgCosta Concordiacruise Francesco Schettino, the 56-year-old captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that crashed into a reef near Giglio Island off Tuscany in 2012 killing 32 people onboard, has turned himself in to authorities at Rome’s Rebibbia Prison after losing his final appeal on Friday. The Court of Cassation, Italy’s highest criminal tribunal, upheld Schettino’s 2015 lower court multiple manslaughter convictions, and convictions for abandoning his ship, passengers and crew.Schettino’s lawyer has said that his client respects the verdict and will now serve his 16-year prison sentence. last_img read more

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Switching between groups is as easy as switching between windows, #DealWithIt Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 11, Turkeys economy is larger than the Iranian economy.There are a lot of economies in the Muslim world larger than the Iranian economy Same thing goes for the army They are not among the top five armies in the Middle East So they are far away But the regimes problem is that they hijack the country They use the countrys assets for their own ideological sake And they’ve seen that every day from ’79 to today that they are spreading their ideology Even in the United States of America And when they do that the hidden Imam he will appear from hiding to rule the whole world: United States of America Japan the whole world And they are believing in this and they are saying this loud and clear And if they are not saying this the Supreme Leader can prove me wrong after this interview to say I don’t believe in what I’m saying They are doing that from ’79 and if you see any problem in the Middle East you will find Iran Iraq Iran’s there Yemen Iran is there Syria Iran is there Lebanon Iran’s there Where is the stable country Egypt Iran is not there Sudan Iran’s not there Jordan Kuwait Iran is not there Bahrain Iran’s not there So all the stable countries they are stable because Iran didn’t engage in it And it’s not between Iran and Saudi Arabia It’s between Iran and Saudi Arabia and UAE and Egypt and Kuwait and Bahrain and Yemen a lot of countries around the world So what we want to be sure of is that whatever they want to do they do it within their borders We drove them out of Africa heavily more than 95 percent Same thing goes for Asia Same thing goes for Yemen And we can see in Iraq 70000 Iraqis raising the Saudi and Iraqi flag at the game between the two national teams: Iraqi team and Saudi Arabia So they’re almost pushed back inside Iran We hope that the Iranian people and Iran as a nation have better future without those leaders And if that changes of course Iran will be close to us as it used to be before ’79 But if that doesn’t change they can enjoy themselves for a very long time ’til they change And you have to defend your country and be prepared in that case Of course So have you begun to look into obtaining a weapon You mean nuclear Yes No regarding nuclear weapons we have not started to do anything and we will not start to do anything until we see Iran announce that they have a nuclear weapon So this will not happen until that happens And of course we are preparing our army We have a very strong army well-equipped army the best in quality and mixing of quality and size of armies in the Middle East You may find bigger armies in the region but their equipment is very low in quality You will find only one army they has better technology than us but we are much bigger in scale five times So one considering quality and size Saudi Arabia has the best army but what we want to make sure of is that whatever happens of course it’s there But what we want to be assured is that whatever happens the Saudi people shouldn’t feel it The economy shouldn’t be harmed or even feel it So we are trying to be sure that we are far away from whatever escalation happens it doesn’t affect the normal social life and the normal economic life in Saudi Arabia We have that but we want to be far away assured on that So would you use ground troops in Yemen Yemen it’s a battle between Yemeni people Yemeni government trying to get rid of the terrorists who hijacked their country and their normal life And it’s their battle Whatever they ask us in Saudi Arabia or the other 12 countries in the coalition well provide Until today they didn’t ask for soldiers on the ground So you would consider it If it’s needed if they ask for it we will help them and we will answer the call of the legitimate elected Yemeni president recognized by all the countries around the world supported by the Security Council The UN has said that 10000-some civilians have been killed in this conflict and members of Congress and independent humanitarian groups have said that air strikes carried out by your country have risen to the level of war crimes How you would respond to those criticisms Well first of all in any military operation mistakes happen We cannot fight any military operation around the whole world even United States of America even Russia all the countries without mistakes The question is are these mistakes are accidents or by mistake or intentional Of course any mistakes made by Saudi Arabia or the coalition are unintended mistakes And we’re working with other countries around the world to increase our rules of engagement to be sure that there are no civilian casualities in these military operations We are the biggest donor in the history of Yemen We are still doing our best to be sure that the humanitarian need in Yemen and the interests of the people health care education whatever it’s supported And any initiative made from the UN or any other groups around the world immediately we help and we try to do our best to push positively in that side But sometimes in the Middle East not all the choices it will be between good and bad choices Sometimes we are between bad and worse choice But let me tell you one important thing The humanitarian problem in Yemen didn’t start in 2015 It started in 2014 when the Houthis started to move But what if the coalition and the Security Council didnt answer the call of the Yemeni president and the Yemeni legitimate government You would see Yemen divided between two terrorist groups: the Houthis the new Hezbollah in the north and Al Qaeda in the south they are trying to take advantage of what’s happening there and they are trying to grow in 2015 So you will see Yemen split between those two terrorist groups It would have been much much worse than Iraq Because in Iraq in 2013 you have ISIS occupying half of Iraq and in the other half you have a legitimate government with an army and it took five years to get rid of those bad guys And during these five years we saw millions of refugees and a lot of operations terrorist operations around the world So imagine kicking them out from Iraq and giving them better haven in Yemen without any ally without any government without any army to help us inside Yemen how much will it take It will take more than 5 years It will take more than 10 years It will take around 20 years And it will take a coalition of more than 60 countries a coalition more than that And it will block 13 percent of the world trade through Bab-el-Mandeb [the straight between Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula] And this 13 percent they’ve tried to block it the terrorist group and they couldn’t because of the work of the coalition 13 percent of world trade what does that mean That means 13 percent of American trade 13 percent of China trade 13 percent of everyones trade That means it could harm the world economy So seeing that should we wait ’til it happens So we prove it then we engage Then it will be tough There won’t be any problem for the next 20 years Or should we act That’s why there’s intelligence in Saudi Arabia That’s why there is CIA in US of America That’s why there’s intelligence everywhere: to read the future to see what’s happening to see the scenarios and to avoid it from happening And this is what happened in Yemen We try our best to push for positive solution We know it will not end without political solution But until that day comes we have no choice but to continue the military operation The air strikes are intended to get them to the negotiating table and you’ve been pounding them for three years to do just that And it seems that increasingly they’re lobbing ballistic missiles towards your capital So what does it take to end this conflict I mean you’re saying 20 years That’s a generation of Saudis that will perpetually be at war No no I’m saying 20 years if we didnt act And it will not take us 20 years It will take the whole world 20 years The Houthis don’t care about interests they don’t care about Yemen interests They only care about their ideology the Iranian ideology the Hizbollah ideology Or they want to die This is what they care about So that’s why it’s hard to negotiate with them to settle with them The UN announced that and the envoy announced that very clearly that who was running away from the negotiation table is the Houthis It’s not the Yemeni government and the other Yemeni party But of course we have to open the window for them if they want to come back and negotiate But today and I’m saying that loud that we are working through intelligence to divide the Houthis themselves So we want to give opportunity If there is in the second line of leaders or the third line or people among the Houthis who want to have different future we will help them to split from the first line of ideological leaders of Houthis How much do Saudi Arabia’s interests align with Israel’s interests Would there be room for Israel in your development plan Well it seems that we have a common enemy and it seems that we have a lot of potential areas to have economic cooperation And we cannot have a relation with Israel before solving the peace issue the Palestinians because both of them they have the right to live and coexist And since that day happen we will watch We will try to support a peace solution And when it happens of course next day we’ll have good and normal relations with Israel and it will be the best for everyone Is the story true Abu Mazen was summoned to you to be told to take it or leave it this is the best you would do We have great relation with Abu Mazen And … and I believe Abu Mazen answered that rumor himself that it’s not true It’s not true What is right in there Actually King Salman told him that there is a saying in Saudi Arabia We say the people of Mecca know best their ways So always King Salman reminds him and tells him you know Abu Mazen the people of Mecca know best their ways And we say the people of Palestine know best their ways So we told him that whatever you think is good for you we will support it Whatever we hear from our allies from the Americans we will try to explain it we will try to support it to make things happen But if it doesn’t work for you that means it doesn’t work But what Trump has done with Jerusalem it kind of leaves you as the new broker Actually we are trying to do our best I try to focus positively and I try to focus on what’s the opportunity what’s next how you take things in a better situation not how to argue with any mistakes Syria for a minute What is the realistic end to that tragedy I don’t know if some people will be angry if I answer that question but I don’t lie I believe lying to people is really shameful especially that in the year 2018 it’s almost impossible to hide something from people I believe Bashar is staying for now And Syria has been part of the Russian influence in the Middle East for a very long time But I believe Syrias interest is not to let the Iranians do whatever they want in Syria for the mid-term and long-term because if Syria changes ideologically then Bashar will be a puppet for Iran So better for him is to have his regime strengthened in Syria and also it’s good for Russia Russia better for them is to have direct strength and they empower Bashar and have direct influence in Syria and not through Iran So these interests could reduce the Iranian influence significantly but we don’t know how much of a percentage But Bashar for the time being is not leaving I don’t believe Bashar will leave without a war and I don’t believe that anyone wants to launch this war because it will get conflict between the United States of America and Russia and no one wants to see that So you’d like to see the fighting stop because it’s already a foregone conclusion I think it’s almost there Now we have territory controlled by Bashar other territory controlled by the Syrian people supported by the United States of America And we are trying to focus in Saudi Arabia how can we help people through aid and we don’t send it directly we send it through the UN we send it through the United States of America and through our allies and we hope things stop as soon as possible Because people are suffering there So the President said I think today that they’re going to pull out American troops from Syria Is that something that you applaud Well we believe the American troops should stay for at least the mid-term if not the long-term because United States of America need to have cards to negotiate and to apply pressure If you get these troops out you lose this card Two you need to have a checkpoint in the corridor between Iran and Hizbollah If you take those troops out from east Syria you will lose that checkpoint and this corridor could escalate other things around the region So that’s something you fear that direct corridor Of course But we will handle it but it will be tougher I wanted to go back to Yemen Under the Trump Administration you mentioned targeting being improved So what has been the change under this administration that has enabled you to either improve your targeting your intelligence gathering and that sort of thing We don’t get a lot of support from the United States of America and we don’t ask for a lot of support from United States of America We are doing this ourselves by the coalition from the Middle East and we believe we are doing it in the interests of the whole world most of the countries around the world economically security as we explained in the beginning of this interview Sure But there is a US role of course They are watching what’s happening there We are fighting together Al Qaeda We have a lot of operation going in Saudi Arabia to do that a lot of planning a lot of programs and we are increasing our work to hit Al Qaeda heavily in Yemen And there is a lot of areas a lot of cities people can’t walk freely There are cities now that are under the ruling of the legitimate government for the first time in 15 years that used to be under the control of Al Qaeda So Al Qaeda they take a lot of hits in the last three years more than what they took in the last 15 years and they are almost disappearing and hiding in the caves and different areas in Yemen And the role that we are focusing in with the United States of America is to work more and more against Al Qaeda in Yemen and do more and more and be sure that we erase them totally as soon as possible The extremism question What can be done to reverse that I understand what you’re trying to do inside your kingdom What about outside Yeah First of all Saudi doesn’t spread any extremist ideology Saudi Arabia is the biggest victim of the extremist ideology If I am Osama bin Laden or any extremist or any terrorist and I want to spread my ideology and I want to recruit where will I recruit Should I go to Morocco to recruit and spread my ideology or should I do it in Malaysia Definitely not If I want to spread my ideology I will have to go to Saudi Arabia I have to go to the Qibla of Muslims I have to go to the country that hosts the holy mosque Because if I spread it there it will reach everywhere And this is what happened after ’79 All those extremist groups terrorists targeting our country to recruit more from our country to spread their ideology in our country because they want it to be spread around the world And that’s happened and we’ve paid the first country and the biggest debt in that The first operations around the world happened in Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the ’90s And Osama bin Laden is manipulating the people in the beginning of the ’90s And we’ve asked that Osama bin Laden should get arrested He was outside Saudi Arabia He should have been arrested And The Independent answered us in ’93 that Osama bin Laden was a freedom fighter practicing free speech You can go back to this article in The Independent in ’93 Osama bin Laden That was before 9/11 10 years before 9/11 We were saying that he was a dangerous guy He was a terrorist That he had to be arrested immediately We had terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia We had terrorist attacks in Egypt in the ’90s but we were accused of repressing freedom of speech until 9/11 happened So it’s very clear that we are the victims and it’s very clear that we are on the front line because they cannot continue recruiting people and spreading ideology if they cannot do it in Saudi Arabia if we stood up and fight the war And we are doing that today in Saudi Arabia So there’s a lot of things to do One fighting terrorists get them kill them or arrest them Two fighting extremists So all the extremist organizations in Saudi Arabia we treat them as terrorist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood They are very dangerous and they are classified in Saudi Arabia Egypt UAE and a lot of countries in the Middle East as a terrorist organization So the person he doesn’t get from normal to terrorist He gets from normal to a little bit conservative to a little bit extreme then more extreme ’til he’s ready to turn into a terrorist And the Muslim Brotherhood network it’s part of this movement So if you see Osama bin Laden he used to be in the Muslim Brotherhood.
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