Mumbai: Naxals have killed 224 security forces’ personnel in Maharashtra since 1980, a senior state government official said Tuesday. The latest incident was on May 1 when 15 Quick Response Team personnel and their driver were killed in Jambhurkheda in the district’s Kurkheda tehsil after their vehicle was blown up with an improvised explosive device (IED). Apart from security forces, Naxals have also killed 571 civilians since 1980 while the Maoist ultras have seen 246 cadre gunned down in the same period, he said. “Calendar year 2018 was special as the police did not lose a single personnel while they managed to gun down 50 Naxals,” he said. “It is to be noted that of the 246 Naxals killed so far, 98 have been shot dead after 2014. The police force lost 19 personnel since 2014,” he said. Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Gondia have been declared Naxal-affected districts in Maharashtra by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The SLFP said that the party will study the contents of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe before taking any final decision. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had key meetings with President Maithripala Sirisena last night to discuss key issues.At least two separate meetings took place yesterday, one focused on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the other on establishing Local Government bodies and preparing for the May Day rally.
FILE – The Commack, N.Y., branch of Forest Laboratories, a Manhattan-based pharmaceutical company, is seen in this Aug. 4, 2004, file photo. Actavis PLC plans to buy Forest Laboratories Inc. in an approximately $25 billion cash-and-stock combination that will create a drugmaker with a product portfolio that includes drugs like the Alzheimer’s disease treatment Namenda. (AP Photo/Newsday, Jim Peppler, File) Actavis to buy Forest Labs in $25 billion cash-and-stock drugmaker combination AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Tom Murphy And Linda A. Johnson, The Associated Press Posted Feb 18, 2014 5:27 am MDT Actavis PLC plans to buy Forest Laboratories Inc. for about $25 billion, catapulting little-known Actavis into the world’s No. 15 drugmaker, with an unusual one-stop-shopping model giving it an edge: more face time with doctors.U.S. physicians, increasingly crunched for time, keep reducing how many drugmaker sales reps they see. Forest gives Actavis not just a broader product line, but also its big U.S. sales force, which now can promote a half-dozen Forest and Actavis products at each doctor visit. That likely will result in more time and more options to present to primary care doctors, compared to rival brand-name drugmakers whose sales reps promote one or two drugs.“They have just figured out a way to maximize use of time” with doctors, WBB Securities analyst Steve Brozak said Tuesday. “There’s no way big Pharma can compete with this.”Actavis, based in Dublin, calls itself a specialty pharmaceutical company, but it sells several hundred generic, brand-name and nonprescription medicines generally prescribed by family doctors, from birth control pills to infection drugs. Its specialty drugs include osteoporosis treatment Actonel, other drugs for women’s health, and dermatology and urology medicines. And it’s partnering with biotech giant Amgen Inc. to develop five biosimilars — like generic versions of ultra-expensive biologic drugs made in living cells.Still, Actavis needed a bigger U.S. presence and more brand-name drugs to keep growing. New York-based Forest brings all that, including branded drugs Namenda for Alzheimer’s disease, Saphris for schizophrenia, Linzess for chronic constipation and antidepressant Viibryd.Actavis said it will pay $26.04 in cash and a third of an Actavis share for each Forest share. The total, per-share price of $89.48 is about 25 per cent more than Forest’s $71.39 closing price Friday.Paul Bisaro, chairman and CEO of Actavis, said the combination will now have six drugs awaiting approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and 10 others in late-stage patient testing, including three biologic drugs.“It pushes us up the food chain a little bit,” Bisaro said of the deal. “We don’t have an objective of size. What we have is an objective of growth for our shareholders.”The cash-and-stock deal, expected to close by mid-year, will give Actavis about $15 billion in combined revenue, compared with $4.66 billion in the first nine months of 2013. The company reports 2013 results Thursday.On Tuesday, U.S.-traded shares of Actavis rose 5 per cent to $201.47. Forest shares were up nearly 28 per cent at $91.04. Both are near 52-week highs.The move caps an impressive run for Actavis. Back in 2006, it was a little Icelandic company with barely $700 million in annual revenue and big trouble with U.S. regulators. Two Actavis factories in Totowa, N.J., and one in Little Falls, N.J., repeatedly failed FDA inspections from that year through 2008, when the company recalled a heart drug because tablets were much too thick. Actavis, also accused of selling older, never-approved drugs, shut down the three New Jersey plants the following year.Today’s Actavis bears little resemblance. After Actavis made a bunch of smaller acquisitions, late in 2012 Bisaro engineered its $5.6 billion merger with his company at the time, generic drugmaker Watson Pharmaceuticals. The combined company kept the Actavis name — better known outside the U.S. —then bought Ireland-based Warner Chilcott last May for $8.5 billion and incorporated there, likely to reduce its tax bill. Its U.S. administrative headquarters are in Parsippany, N.J.The deal helps Forest, squeezed by generic competition to major drugs such as anxiety and depression drug Lexapro. Despite launching several new drugs, including Viibryd, Forest took an annual loss in fiscal 2012. And it’s reportedly faced pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn, its second-largest shareholder.Forest CEO Brent Saunders, who took over last fall, a few weeks ago completed a $2.9 billion purchase of Aptalis, which makes gastrointestinal and cystic fibrosis treatments. And Saunders launched plans to cut about 500 jobs and trim $500 million in costs.Actavis said it expects within three years to see $1 billion in “operating and tax synergies” from the Forest deal.Bisaro will remain chairman and CEO of Actavis, while Saunders and some other Forest board members will join the Actavis board.___AP Business Writer Tom Murphy reported from Indianapolis, while Linda A. Johnson reported from Trenton, N.J.
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee, meeting this month in Cambodia, is reviewing 32 proposed sites and reviewing several already on the list.In selecting Fuijisan, as it is officially known, the Committee said the beauty of the solitary, often snow-capped, stratovolcano “rising above villages and tree-fringed sea and lakes has long inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimages.”In the 12th century, Fujisan became the centre of training for ascetic Buddhism. The inscribed property consists of 25 sacred sites including Sengen-jinja shrines, Oshi lodging houses and waterfalls.The Committee today also selected to honour Al Zubarah Archaeological Site in Qatar, country’s first inscription. The walled coastal town of Al Zubarah in the Gulf flourished as a pearling and trading centre in the late 18th century and early 19th centuries, before it was destroyed and finally abandoned in the 1900s. Its remains, which include palaces, mosques, streets and fishermen’s huts, were protected by a layer of sand blown from the desert.UNESCO called the site “an outstanding testimony to an urban trading and pearl-diving tradition” which eventually led to the emergence of modern day Gulf States. Also honoured for the first time today, Fiji’s Levuka Historical Port Town has been added to the list. The town and its low line of buildings set among coconut and mango trees along the beach front was the first colonial capital of Fiji, ceded to the British in 1874. Noting its “unique landscape,” the UN agency said the site was a rare example of a late colonial port town that was influenced in its development by the indigenous community which continued to outnumber the European settlers. In Portugal, the Committee honoured the University of Coimbra which over seven centuries became a reference in the development of other institutions of higher learning in the Portuguese-speaking world. The UN agency also inscribed the Historic Centre of Agadez in Niger which is known as the gateway to the Sahara desert. Developed in the 15th and 16th centuries, the historic centre of the city was an important crossroads of the caravan trade. Its structures include a 27 meters high minaret made entirely of brick, the highest such structure in the world.From Canada, UNESCO honoured the Red Bay Basque whaling station established by mariners in the 16th century and now provides “the earliest, most complete and best preserved testimony of the European whaling tradition.” The station was used for 70 years before the local whale population was depleted. In a separate meeting, the UN Committee inscribed the Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces in China. Created by the Hani people over the past 1,300 years, the terraces are a complex system of channels to bring water from the forested mountaintops. They are used by 82 villages for farming that involves buffalos, cattle, ducks, fish and eel, and supports the production of the area’s primary crop, red rice. The Committee also honoured Lesotho’s Sehlabathebe National Park as an extension to the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in South Africa, which is now to be named Maloti Drakensberg Tranboundary World Heritage Site. Members praised the “spectacularly beautiful watershed area” that hosts flora and fauna of scientific importance. It is also home to three endangered species, the Maloti Minnow, a species of fish found only in the Park, and the Cape and Bearded Vultures. Also today, UNESCO held an inauguration ceremony at Vietnman’s My Son Sanctuary which has been undergoing 16 years of excavation and restoration work. The tower temples and monuments were once part of the religious and political capital of the Champa KingdomUnder steady rainfall, dancers and musicians lined the path leading through lush forest to the G Group of monuments, where a brief religious ceremony was held to consecrate the restored 16 structures. UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova awarded certificates to these local workers in recognition of their contribution to help excavate, clean and document artefacts, and restore the brick structures using techniques specially developed for the purpose.A World Heritage Site since 1999, the My Son Sanctuary, located in Quang Nam province amidst a hilly landscape, comprises eight groups of 71 monuments built throughout the 7th to 13th centuries. The site is one of six, along with Preah Vihear pictured above, included in a sub-regional exhibit now on show in museums in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The project, which also includes pieces from Angkor, Vat Phou, the Ho Citadel and the Thang Long Citadel aims to highlight the interconnections of these sites and populations, in addition to the role of Southeast Asia in global history. The exhibits consist of panels developed by the Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum centres around the theme of the historical context and discovery of the � Buddhist statues from Banteay Kdei in Angkor”. They follow the common themes developed by UNESCO and experts on “Natural World” and “Trade and Exchange”.
“This is the first time ever in Samoa that you produce electricity from biogas,” said Mina Weydalh, Energy Analyst and acting head of the energy unit at the UN Development Programme (UNDP) office in the country. “It’s not a new technology. They do it in Europe, and they do it in China. But it’s new in Samoa.” To showcase the bio-fuel partnership, delegates at the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference set to begin on Monday in the Samoan capital, Apia, will be riding around in 15 six-seater electric carts partially fueled by organic waste. The project is run by UNDP, along with Samoa’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).MNRE’s collaboration with the non-governmental organization ‘Youth With A Mission’ laid the foundation for the project. “The system we have here is not big enough to power all those golf carts completely but we are going to give them a little top up,” Ms. Weydalh told the UN News Centre standing next to a cart that was being charged from a biogas digester. Reminiscent of a large white propane tank, the biogas digester breaks down organic waste through a fermentation process that does not use air. The methane is then fed into a generator to produce electricity. In the southern coast village of Piu, plans are underway to use this same technology to build a much larger bio-digester that can provide power for six families. Additional energy can be sold back to the national grid, generating income for the community. The project is part of the regional Pacific Island Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Programme (PIGGAREP). Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the project is now supporting Piu to build and manage a power station fuelled entirely by local organic waste. The Danish Government, added another $3 million to be used by Samoa and eight other countries in the region.“This project is quite interesting because we are going to use a vine, it’s called the Merremia vine. That is an invasive vine to Samoa and, if you go out to the outer areas of Samoa, you’ll see it covers everything,” Ms. Weydalh noted, describing a type of ‘Morning Glory’. The vine is blamed for killing more than 60 per cent of Samoa’s forests. But as biomass, it could be fuel for bioenergy. “The goal is to demonstrate the viability of biogas solutions on the island, while at the same time stopping the spread of the invasive vine,” UNDP has said. Samoa, like many other Pacific island states, is very heavily dependent on generators that run on either diesel or petrol, and which have to be shipped to the island. The country imports up to 100 million litres of petrol per year, of which nearly half are used for transport, according to official figures. Seventy per cent of the power consumption in Samoa comes from fossil fuel, according to the UN agency. Most of the remaining 30 per cent is hydro power. “Samoa is lucky because they have a little bit of mountains,” said Ms.Weydalh, “but many of the island states are flat. They’re atoll, so they don’t have any hydro because you need a little height difference to do hydro.”Biogas, then, offers potential for development in small island developing states, particularly at the community level. Whereas wind or hydropower systems can be large generating thousands of megawatts, bio-fuel systems such as the one being demonstrated the UN conference is “something that a smaller village or a smaller household in the community can invest in,” the energy expert noted. She added that the price of one kilowatt hour in Samoa is roughly an “extremely expensive” 45 cents, as compared with the rest of the world. As the UN conference on small island developing states officially kicks on Monday, the carts run on bio-fuel are meant to be reminders of successful partnerships and how to expand them.“This can produce electricity,” Ms. Weydalh said. “That’s what we’re demonstrating here, to get people talking.”
Yes, this nifty Dick Tracy-esque device really is called WiMe (why me). And it’s not a smartwatch in the same sense as devices like the MotoActv, Sony SmartWatch, or Pebble. The WiMe is actually a full-fledged smartphone scaled all the way down to a mostly wrist-friendly size. It measures roughly five centimeters by three, and it’s 10.2mm thick.The face of the WiMe features a 1.54-inch resistive touchscreen with a native resolution of 240 by 240 pixels. Unsurprisingly, that matches up exactly with Apple’s sixth generation iPod nano. That’s where the similarities end, really — apart from the obviously iOS-inspired icons at the bottom of the WiMe’s home screen.The remainder of the spec sheet isn’t all that impressive. WiMe offers just 2GB of internal storage and there’s no microSD expansion slot. There’s room for a SIM card, of course, but only GSM networks are supported. No camera is included either, so you won’t be using the WiMe as a watch on your next covert espionage operation. Its battery provides just 300mAh of juice, less than half what you’d expect from an entry level featurephone.But for $100, the WiMe is still kind of slick. If your carrier of choice utilizes the GSM standard and you’re in the market for a stealthy back-up phone that you don’t have to wrestle in and out of a pocket every time you want to check it, why not slap this little number on your wrist?via WiMe
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A dinner was held in honour of the Australian Ambassador to Greece, H.E. Jenny Bloomfield by the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) this week. The Australian Ambassador to Greece was in Melbourne for mid-term consultations and HACCI welcomed the opportunity to meet with her to discuss developments in Greece and Australia-Greece relations. Ms Bloomfield updated HACCI on the progress of the Greek Australian Business Council based in Athens of which she is Honourary President and instrumental in its establishment last August. Ms Bloomfield stated that the HABC has begun to undertake some activity and is confident that with time it will become an invaluable conduit and source of information connecting Greek and Australian businesses and that it will contribute decisively to the broader development of economic and trade relations between Greece and Australia. In turn, HACCI gave the Ambassador an overview of the recent success of the Trade Delegation that visited Australia from Thessaloniki at the end of November including the overwhelming positive feedback received from the 16 participating companies who had over 100 B2B meetings organised for them by HACCI in Melbourne, and who see solid business leads and prospects in Australia based on the connections made here. Ms Bloomfield congratulated HACCI on its programs and initiatives and on the important role it plays in the Hellenic-Australian community. She emphasised the importance of HACCI’s efforts to strengthen and further develop the bilateral trade relationship between Australia and Greece while preserving and building on the foundations of new connections and associations. The Ambassador reiterated her commitment to supporting HACCI’s efforts to establish stronger bilateral relations between the two countries and expressed her wish to assist by supporting further projects in this regard in the future. HACCI thanked her for her support and will continue to work closely with both her office and the HABC in Athens.
KUSI Newsroom, August 15, 2018 Posted: August 15, 2018 Mark Larson on the divided San Diego City Council 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI contributor Mark Larson was in studio to talk about the divided San Diego City Council and the impact the division is having on the city. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
BOYNTON BEACH (WSVN) — Police have released a sketch of a man identified as a person of interest in a pair of shootings — including one that ended in death — Wednesday, on Interstate 95.The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office released the sketch on Thursday as they searched for the people behind two shootings that left Antoine Smith dead.Smith, 31, died after being shot while driving on I-95.It happened late Wednesday morning after the gray SUV suspected of carrying the shooter crashed into a woman driving on I-95 and took off. When she followed to see the vehicle’s license plate, a passenger in the car opened fire.Around the same time, police responded to a shooting down the road that left Smith dead.Officials believe the two shootings were connected.RELATED: Detectives locate SUV similar to vehicle involved in deadly I-95 shootingPBSO detectives have since located a gray Kia Soul SUV, which may be the SUV involved in the shootings. They said it matches the description of the of the SUV where the shots came from. If the person in the sketch looks familiar call Palm Beach Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MEMPHIS (WSVN) — A Memphis couple was so in sync, they unknowingly planned to propose to each other on the same day, at the same place.Becky McCade and her girlfriend Jessa Gillaspie were on a date at the Memphis Zoo, when McCade pulled out a ring, got down on one knee and popped the question.However, instead of saying yes, Gillaspie instead rushed and grabbed her own purse, and pulled out her own ring. A video of the adorable moment took off and went viral.The brides-to-be said, in part, “We had no idea this would blow up so quickly! But I can’t say I’m not thrilled, because all I’ve ever wanted was for Beck and the world to know how much l love her. We are overwhelmed with all of the positive responses.”So far, there is no word on a wedding date for the couple.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — An Italian bakery may soon be coming to Wilmington, and a familiar name is attached to the project.Rick Lowe, co-owner of Tremezzo, is seeking to put a bakery in at the former Edible Arrangements location in the Square One Plaza at 2 Lowell Street.“We are close to signing a lease,” Lowe told Wilmington Apple. “It would be just a couple of doors down from our [Tremezzo] restaurant.”While still in its early stages, the bakery will likely be called “Josie’s Market and Bakery,” named after Lowe’s wife’s Italian grandmother.“We will have some great meats, cheeses, Italian breads, cakes, cupcakes, and more,” said Lowe. “We have an incredibly talented pastry chef who will blow your socks off!”Wilmington Apple is told that fans of Tremezzo are guaranteed to love Josie’s Market and Bakery!As Tremezzo celebrates its 4-year anniversary in town this month, Lowe, James Martin and their team hope to bring another successful, popular business to Wilmington in 2019.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor: WOW Factor Auto Detailing Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW RESTAURANT ALERT: Tremezzo Pizzeria To Open Soon In WilmingtonIn “Business”COMING SOON: Josie’s Bakery Receives Approval From Selectmen, Likely To Open In Mid-AprilIn “Business”Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Wilmington Bakery Set For February 27In “Business”
Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsSwatting Attack Targets Fortnite World Champion Playing Fortnite on New Year’s Eve? The game is throwing an epic in-game event to help you dance the night away.Epic Games set up the in-game event, which will feature a giant disco ball dropping from the sky and have all players get groovy on the map, Engadget reported.Every time the clock hits 12 a.m. in a different time zone, Epic Games will launch the event. So if you’re *not* ready for your moves or the countdown, you’ll have multiple chances to celebrate.AdChoices广告2019 NEW YEAR LEAKED!?!?! pic.twitter.com/T8t81LPEOQ— dakotaz (@dakotaz) December 31, 2018Some players though have been surprised at this random dance party on Fortnite. Epic Games had to remind players that it’s New Years Day in other time zones, so they’re not thrown off during their game time.Woke up to learn that many Fortnite players are unaware of time zones. We’re an educational and international game.Happy New Year to you if you’re already in 2019! https://t.co/CnqzyXfFE5— Nick Chester (@nickchester) December 31, 2018So, if you suddenly see a glittery disco ball dropping from the sky, fireworks, and spontaneous dancing when you play Fortnite, you’ll know why. Plus, your character can break out some moves, so who can complain about that?More on Geek.com:Alfonso “Carlton” Ribeiro Sues Epic Over ‘Fortnite’ DancesInfinity Blade Leaves App Store, Comes to ‘Fortnite’‘Fortnite’ and Stormy Daniels Dominate Pornhub’s Top Searches in 2018 Stay on target
41-year old Brad Stevens is the NBA coaching wunderkind, and has his starless Celtics with a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals, and LeBron James on the ropes. But before Stevens went into coaching he played college ball at DIII DePauw University in Indiana, and before that was the all-time leading scorer at Zionsville Community High School outside of Indianapolis (a record broken this year by Purdue commit Isaiah Thompson ).A clip posted by the Boston Globe in 2013 proves Stevens could ball. In a crucial 1995 sectional playoff game against the Lebanon Tigers, the baby faced assassin goes off for 24, including 4 threes. Stevens also sent one shot into the fifth row with a LeBron-esque fastbreak chasedown block.Brad Stevens was a dude.
4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories The ruling cleared the final hurdle for the parliament to move the 2016 election from December to mid-September. It would likely result in a lower public interest in the campaign, as many Russians go on vacation in the summer, and benefit the ruling party which tends to garner more votes when the turnout is low.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s highest court has given the green light to holding next year’s parliamentary vote several months earlier.Lawmakers in the Kremlin-controlled parliament in June gave tentative approval to a bill that would move up next year’s vote by three months, a tactic that has been decried as an attempt to weaken the opposition.The Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that holding the election three months earlier does not contradict Russia’s constitution. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments Share
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Harry Truman is headed back to Washington.A statue of Truman, the nation’s 33rd president who ended World War II after authorizing the use of atomic bombs against Japan, is set to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol next year. Every state gets to choose two statues for the National Statuary Hall Collection, and Missouri has displayed the same two men since the end of the 19th century. Missouri leaders thought it was time that Truman, who they called the most important statesman the state has produced, was represented there.Alex Burden, the executive director of the Truman Library Institute, said they had raised more than $300,000 to pay for the statue and fielded five artist proposals, four of them from Missouri.But the choice of which statue Truman should kick out is not clean-cut.Truman will displace Francis Preston Blair, Jr. or Thomas Hart Benton. Both men were U.S. Senators, war-time soldiers and slavery opponents.Yet before Benton spoke so stridently against the expansion of slavery that voters kicked him out of Congress, he inherited two slaves. And while Blair was instrumental in keeping Missouri out of the Confederacy, he once campaigned for office on the premise that black people were part of “a semi-barbarous race.”“Tragically, a controversy has arisen over which of the individuals honoured by Missouri represents the greatest level of racism,” U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver said in a statement in April.Cleaver supports kicking out Blair, and years ago Missouri lawmakers approved that swap. A new proposal in the Legislature, however, would instead remove Benton, and for partisan, not racial, reasons.The question comes amid a national debate over what historical figures should, and should not, be on public display. Confederate statues all over the country have been removed and vandalized.James Grossman, the executive director of the American Historical Association, said decisions like these matter.“When a community puts up a statue … there’s a statement of community values,” he said. “Statues are as much a part of public education as schoolrooms.”In 2002, no one in Missouri’s House or Senate opposed kicking Blair out, and the governor at the time, Democrat Bob Holden, signed off on the change. Truman would stand near Benton, the great-great-uncle of the famous Missouri artist also named “Thomas Hart Benton.”Then the issue took a partisan turn. Both Truman and Benton were Democrats, which didn’t sit well with some Republicans in Congress.Last year, all six Republicans representing Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens asking that he “reconsider” removing Blair, who helped establish the Republican Party in Missouri. Spokespeople for Representatives Sam Graves, Vicky Hartzler and Jason Smith confirmed that the impetus for the letter was keeping the statues bipartisan.As a result, Republican state Sen. Dan Hegeman introduced a resolution in March to keep Blair, a one-time Republican, and remove Benton, the Democrat.That prompted pushback from editorials in The Kansas City Star and The Joplin Globe arguing that Blair’s speeches saying that black people were “inferior” made him far worse.Hegeman acknowledged that both figures had problems. “They were men of their own time,” he said. Blair, however, helped keep Missouri in the Union, he pointed out. That had to count for something.Both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate agreed with Hegeman’s choice, and on Tuesday voted 32-0 to keep Blair. Missouri’s House still need to sign off on the resolution, and the legislative session ends Friday.If the new resolution doesn’t pass this year or next, Truman will stand with Benton as planned.Either way, Truman’s arrival in Washington will present the state with another choice: How to commemorate the returned statue?If it was up to Grossman, at the American Historical Association, he would put statues of controversial people in museums.“These are all part of our history, they shouldn’t be destroyed,” he said. “But we can contextualize.”___The resolution is SCR 50 by Blake Nelson, The Associated Press Posted May 16, 2018 10:49 am PDT Last Updated May 16, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Missouri Senate votes to send Harry Truman back to DC FILE – In this April 25, 1945, file photo, U.S. President Harry S. Truman speaks from a desk in Washington. The Missouri Senate on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, voted 32-0 on a proposal directing that a statue of the former president from Missouri be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. States get to choose two people for the National Statuary Hall Collection, and Missouri has displayed the same two men since the end of the 19th century. Truman will displace one of them. (AP Photo/File)
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Herskowitz said he was staying busy to avoid thinking about the calamity. her grace, the parent company to People and Entertainment Weekly along with Fortune and TIME "We have a strong foundation of outstanding original programming and partnerships with leading multiplatform distributors and blue chip advertising partners from day one" In addition to being viewable online and on mobile devices the network will be distributed to television screens through Amazon Fire TV Google Chromecast and Comcasts Xfinity It will also be available on Roku Players Programs available at the channels premiere include a celebrity interview show video features based on People magazine articles and a documentary about five children who were conceived but still unborn when their fathers died on 9-11 Viewers will also be able to watch archived video from Time Incs extensive library This article originally appeared on Fortunecom Contact us at editors@timecomTaylor Swifts latest business move matches the retro title of her new album 1989 The erstwhile country singer has removed her entire music catalogue from Spotify the worlds largest subscription streaming service Swift has already been a vocal critic of music streaming writing in the Wall Street Journal that platforms like Spotify have contributed to the music industrys ongoing financial decline The move may frustrate Swift’s fans but it will work brilliantly for the singer at least in the short term The first-week sales projections for 1989 have climbed steadily and the album is now expected to have the biggest first-week sales of any album in the US since The Eminem Show in 2002 Keeping her newest LP off of Spotify and other streaming services seems to have driven fans to buy the album outright But making music available solely on a declining format is a risky strategy that requires a Swift-ian level of clout and influence Regardless of 1989s blockbuster status music fans are buying fewer albums each year Total album sales were down more than 7% in 2013 despite a jam-packed year for pop that included releases by Katy Perry One Direction Kanye West Jay-Z Lady Gaga and a surprise LP from Beyonce that practically broke the Internet The slide worsened in the comparatively quiet first half of 2014 as album sales dipped another 14% according to Nielsen SoundScan Taylor Swift blames streaming services for this ongoing decline but thats a short-term view of the industry’s financial woes Album sales have been in freefall since 2000 when Napster made stealing music much simpler than buying it US album shipments declined from about 13 billion that year to about 4 billion in 2010 the year before Spotify arrived on American shores according to the Recording Industry Association of America Its true that Spotify and other streaming services have caused a decline in digital album sales but theres no evidence that records bought via the iTunes Store were ever going to make up for revenue lost from the collapse of the CD market The simple fact is young people no longer buy albums as casual entertainment YouTube of all places is the most popular way for teenagers to listen to music Albums are bought by diehard fans who want to support an artist and casual followers who want to participate in a cultural event Swift deftly played to both audiences in the runup to 1989 hosting a set of secret listening sessions for her biggest fans around the country and crafting a narrative of creative rebirth around the album that created a curiosity about her new pop-focused sound 1989 is the musical equivalent of the Super Bowleven people who dont actually care that much about the game will tune in just to be part of the conversation But only the biggest of stars can even attempt to make an album release a cultural event and the strategy doesnt always pay off Lady Gaga and Kanye West each had 2013 LPs that explored new soundscapes and were promoted with headline-garnering spectacles but the albums failed to match the sales of their predecessors Beyonces surprise release was a smash hit by modern standards partially because it wasnt streamable on Spotify but it still hasn’t managed to surpass her first or second albums in sales Selling records in the digital era is hard and its only going to get harder for people not named Taylor Swift For most artists especially those sandwiched between indie obscurity and mega-stardom there are no greener pastures to retreat to These musicians have to follow fans where they are and thats on streaming services Total on-demand music streams on platforms like Spotify and YouTube in the US totalled 70 billion in the first half of 2014 a 42% increase over the previous year according to Nielsen Removing music from these services en masse would likely result in the return of rampant piracy on peer-to-peer networks a practice that was cut in half between 2005 and 2012 according to NPD years in which we saw the rise of streaming Still Swift alone is so important that Spotify cant simply let her remain off the service The company has launched a social media campaign trying to rally Swift fans to compel her to return but its a hollow tactic that appeals to sentiment instead of economics A better strategy would be providing more evidence that Spotify can generate significant revenue for individual artists or adding more premium features to encourage users to adopt the paid version of the service (Swifts back catalogue is still available on Beats Music which is pay-only) Its possible that Swifts exodus will force Spotify to retool its business model in a way thats beneficial to all artists But musicians that try to directly mimic Swifts tactics may be in for a rude awakening Taylor Swift can bail on Spotify for the same reason the Beatles didnt put their albums on iTunes until 2010: They can both float above industry headwinds release their music in the format of their choosing and watch fans follow obediently Few others have the same luxury PHOTOS: See Taylor 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