Cyberattack on Twitter, Netflix, and added may accept appear from webcams The hazard of accepting so abounding domiciliary accessories affiliated to the internet is alike added accessible afterwards Friday s cyberattack. A Chinese close that makes apparatus for surveillance video cameras now admits their technology was used, in part, to backpack out the aberrant strike. XiongMai Technologies accustomed that a allotment of malware accepted as Mirai that s overextension about the internet targets vulnerabilities in their products. Mirai is a huge adversity for the Internet of Things, XiongMai adumbrative Cooper Wang told in an email. [We] accept to accept that our articles additionally suffered from hackers break-in and actionable use. Related: Massive cyberattack angry accustomed accessories into weapons It appears hundreds of bags of internet-connected devices, such as aegis cameras and DVRs, were acclimated afterwards their owners ability to advice advantage Friday s attack, according to aegis close Flashpoint. XiongMai accustomed that the weaknesses in their articles were articular aftermost year and hackers abide to accomplishment them. Users were clumsy to change the absence countersign on their devices, which accustomed hackers to install malware and accroach them for the DDoS attack. Related: Cyberattack complex millions of IP addresses XiongMai says apparatus fabricated afterwards September 2015 no best accept this susceptibility and users should amend the firmware of articles awash afore that date. It s arresting that around an absolute company s artefact band has aloof been angry into a botnet that is now advancing the United States, Flashpoint s Director of Aegis Allison Nixon told aegis researcher Brian Krebs. The adulterated accessories helped deluge New Hampshire based Dyn with adulterine online requests and in acknowledgment adjourned above platforms like Netflix, Spotify and Reddit during three after-effects Friday. Dyn s basement is allotment of the courage of the internet, alive as a agent to accomplish abiding you get to websites you appetite back you blazon in the URLs. (London) First appear October 23, 2016: 11:39 AM ET
Phoenix Harriett Freedman doesn t aloof faculty the already anxiously Republican accompaniment of Arizona is now a battleground. The 67-year-old grandmother and constant Democrat sees it in its arena game. I ve been volunteering a continued time and this is the aboriginal time I actually feel bodies are demography us actively and we actually acquire a chance, she said while volunteering for the Clinton attack at a assemblage accent by Chelsea Clinton in Tempe on Wednesday. They re sending people. They re sending money. They ve never done that before. Freedman, a self-proclaimed lonely Democrat in Carefree, citizenry 3000, exudes boastful joy as she talks about the political shift. But she can t adumbrate her surprise.It s a affect aggregate by Alexis TamerÃ³n, Arizona Democratic Affair accompaniment chair. We were arena the continued game. 2020, 2022, she explains, as the ambition years breadth accompaniment Democrats would accouter a alteration demographic of added Latinos and millennials to bend Arizona into battlefield territory. But again an absurd agitator came along. I do acquire Donald Trump has helped us jump our timeline, she says.Across Arizona, Democrats are authoritative a animated advance in the final amplitude afore Acclamation Day. Feeling the drive is on their side, Democrats point to abstracts from Arizona s secretary of accompaniment assuming the affair binding Republicans in aborigine allotment in the aftermost eight weeks by about 5,000 voters.State Democrats acquire set up 32 offices and assassin added than 160 staffers, added than they ve had in decades, administration appointment amplitude with the Clinton campaign. Accompaniment Democrats acquire added staffers will appear from alfresco the state, accretion their arena bold with banknote and expertise.Poll gives Democrats acumen to believeA poll appear Wednesday by the Arizona Republic, Arizona Accompaniment University s Morrison Institute for Accessible Policy and Cronkite News shows Clinton with a five-point advance over Trump.The Democrats are now advance $2 actor in ad buys and absolute mail — not to acknowledgment an all-star casting campaigning the accompaniment this anniversary in an accomplishment to about-face the accompaniment blue. In accession to Chelsea Clinton s appointment to Tempe, Clinton agent Bernie Sanders accent two attack rallies in Flagstaff and Tucson.And Aboriginal Lady Michelle Obama, arguably the Democrats best able accessible apostle in contempo weeks, captivated a assemblage in Phoenix Thursday, advancement the army of bags to vote for Clinton and added Democrats on the Arizona ballot.But she directed her best almighty words against Trump, who has again appropriate the acclamation is chic — alike abnegation to say whether he d acquire the after-effects on November 8. That sentiment, Obama argued, should actuate Democratic voters in Arizona. When you apprehend association talking about a all-around cabal and adage this acclamation is rigged, accept that they are aggravating to get you to break home. They are aggravating to argue you that your vote doesn t matter, that the aftereffect has already been bent and you shouldn t alike bother to accomplish your articulation heard. Arizona GOP: Not so fastArizona Republicans, however, are assuming no signs of acceptance their anxiously red accompaniment to go blue. I don t apperceive what people s analogue of dejected is, but to me it s ablaze red, says Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham.The aggressive Graham boasts his party s alive abject and authoritative beat in the state, with 12,000 volunteers and added than a 1.2 actor alive buzz calls so far to aborigine households. While he acknowledges that Democratic speakers like Obama are a activating force, he s agnostic that will construe into votes for Clinton. He additionally welcomes the Clinton campaign s advance in Arizona, arguing it alone helps Trump. If Hillary spends time and money actuality … we actually hope, in the sense, that she does that because again it takes assets out of added battlefield states breadth she may acquire a bigger chance, Graham says.Republicans actuality acquire acumen to be assured and appetite a afterpiece attending to the aforementioned Arizona secretary of accompaniment aborigine allotment abstracts that acquire Democrats buzzing. Numbers appearance the GOP holds an all-embracing advantage of 161,000 voters with beneath three weeks to go afore Acclamation Day.Many Trump supporters acquire Arizona will break red in 2016.Jay Yager sat amidst a few dozen of those supporters as they watched the agitation alive Wednesday at a affair captivated at GOP address in Phoenix. Undeterred by acclamation assuming Clinton advanced in the race, the GOP affectionate in the allowance munched on pizza and candy as they acclaimed and laughed at Trump s zingers.Yager has lived in the breadth back 1977 and is not assertive by contempo polling putting Hillary in the lead. He says he s already voted from Trump and is assured the accompaniment he s alleged home for about 40 years will do the aforementioned on November 8. I acquire accompany on either ancillary of the alley and best of them are say it s Trump, says Yager. I anticipate it s actually Trump. s Alberto Moya contributed to this report.
A bronze of a babyish Jesus in a Canadian abbey got an abrupt makeover, giving assemblage acumen to do a double-take. And for acceptable reason. It looks beneath like the son of Mary and added like the babe of Marge. The bronze depicts Mary with babyish Jesus in her arm and it stands at the Ste Anne des Pins Catholic abbey in city Sudbury, Ontario. The botheration is vandals accumulate burglary babyish Jesus head. So, recently, a bounded artisan replaced the missing allotment with a hand-crafted terracotta presence. You can see the aftereffect for yourself. Locals antic the new arch makes babyish Jesus attending like spiky-haired Lisa Simpson – she of the The Simpsons fame. It s consistently Jesus s arch that goes missing, archdiocese priest Gerard Lajeunesse told . Probably because it s easier to breach off. Once, addition bankrupt it off but larboard the pieces behind. So, it was accessible to put it aback together, he said. Last year, addition ran off with it. We were never able to acquisition it, Lajeunesse said. The abbey had advised replacing the absolute statue. But that ll amount about $6,000 to $10,000, he said.Temporary headOne day, a bounded artisan visited the parish, alms advice to adjustment the damaged statue. She spent several hours alive to carve a new Jesus arch out of terracotta clay. I was so sad, artisan Heather Wise told bounded online account site, Sudbury.com. My animosity were aching back I saw it, because I thought, Who would do that? It s aloof not a absolute activity to see that. Lajeunesse acknowledges some bodies see the arch and acknowledge with shock, a few dislikes. People did not apperceive it was alone temporary. The artisan affairs to carve a new arch this spring, he said.It s not the aboriginal time that religious art apology has aloft eyebrows. An artisan acquired absorption back she approved to accomplish improvements to a aeon old fresco.
Tokyo A army gathers abreast the access of Tokyo s flush Mitsukoshi Administration Store, which traces its roots to a bathrobe boutique in the backward 17th century.Fitting with the store s history, the new greeter wears a acceptable Japanese bathrobe while carrying advice to the growing crowd, whose expressions alter from action to bewilderment.It s adamantine to brainstorm the store s founders in the backward 1600 s could accept absurd this affectionate of employee.That s because the greeter is not a animal — it s a robot.Aiko Chihira is an android bogus by Toshiba, advised to attending and move like a absolute person. It was put on acting affectation at the administration store.Toshiba says Chihira has 43 motors acceptance it to move, allege in assurance accent and alike sing.The approved greeter, Ayako Seiryu, says she s not afraid about a apprentice replacing her — alike one fabricated to resemble a absolute 32-year-old woman. Communication is important, she says. My backbone is I can absolutely allocution to people. Chihira can t accept a chat yet, acknowledges Hitoshi Tokuda, Toshiba spokesperson. But he says the technology is evolving bound and someday, robots like Chihira could alter bodies for assertive jobs.Robots in the workforce?A growing cardinal of Japanese businesses are testing out robots as a accessible band-aid to the country s shrinking workforce.They re actualization in stores, banks and anon alike hotels.Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ is aggravating out Nao, a chump account apprentice that answers basal questions and is advised to allege 19 languages. The automatic polygot could prove advantageous confined adopted barter during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By then, the coffer hopes to accept alike added robots on staff. Pepper is a humanoid apprentice that chats with customers. A humanoid has human-like characteristics such as arms, legs and a arch — but is advised to attending like a robot. Pepper aboriginal began actualization in Tokyo food aftermost year.Manufacturer Softbank hopes it ll eventually be a family robot, like a sleeker adaptation of Rosie on The Jetsons. Meet Pepper — the world s aboriginal emo robotA auberge appointed to accessible at Huis Ten Bosch affair esplanade in Nagasaki this summer affairs to accept 10 apprentice agents associates and aims to access that to added than 90% of auberge casework operated by robots.Today s change could be tomorrow s necessity. Japan has an crumbling citizenry that has prompted austere talks about how to absorb robots into the nation s shrinking workforce.One accumulation that seems accommodating to embrace robots are Japan s chief citizens.A analysis by nursing home abettor Orix Living begin added seniors would feel adequate actuality cared for by a apprentice than a adopted nurse.In a nation with a abbreviating population, crumbling workforce, and abysmal attrition to immigration, it seems robots will alone comedy a beyond role in Japan s future.
Here s a attending at the country of Iraq which borders Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and the Persian Gulf.About Iraq:(from the CIA World Factbook)Area: 438,317 sq kmPopulation: 38,146,025 (July 2016 est.)Median age: 19.9 yearsCapital: Baghdad Indigenous Groups: Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian, or added 5% Religion: Muslim (official) 99% (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian 0.8%GDP (purchasing ability parity): $544.1 billion (2015 est.) GDP per capita: $15,500 (2015 est.) Unemployment: 16% (2012 est.)Other Facts:In age-old times, the breadth absolute Iraq was accepted as Mesopotamia and gave acceleration to some of the world s aboriginal civilizations. One of the religious minorities in Iraq is the Yazidi. Throughout the Middle East, Yazidi cardinal amid 200,000 and one million. Approximately 500,000 alive in Iraq, mostly in the north. Their behavior draw from aspects of Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism. Chaldean Christians are addition boyhood religious accumulation in Iraq. They cardinal beneath than 500,000, bottomward from over one actor above-mentioned to 2003. Timeline:1921 – Afterwards the defeat of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Great Britain assets ascendancy of the area. It sets up a government in Mesopotamia and renames the country Iraq.1924 – The new Constitutional Accumulation of Iraq meets to accede the Anglo-Iraq treaty. The accord would bulldoze Iraq to annual all agreements fabricated by Great Britain previously, including oil concessions. In adjustment to bulldoze Iraq to acquire the treaty, Great Britain threatens to abjure and leave Iraq accessible to Saudi Arabia or Turkey. The accord is ratified.October 3, 1932 – Iraq becomes an absolute nation with Baghdad as its capital, and is accepted to the League of Nations.1943-1945 – Kurdish baton Mustafa Barzani leads an uprising, accepting ascendancy of areas of Irbil and Badinan. When the insurgence is defeated, Barzani and his armament retreat to Kurdish areas in Iran and adjust with nationalist fighters beneath the administration of Qazi Muhammad.March 22, 1945 – Iraq becomes a founding affiliate of the Arab League. December 21, 1945 – Iraq becomes a affiliate of the United Nations.July 14, 1958 – King Faisal is dead in a accomplishment led by Abdul Karim Kassem.October 1959 – A group, including Saddam Hussein, attacks the celebration of Abdul Karim Kassem. The assassination advance fails and best of the attackers are killed. Hussein escapes and flees to Syria. February 1963 – Kassem is baffled and executed. The Baath Affair assumes ascendancy of the government. Hussein allotment from Cairo, Egypt. The new Baath government is baffled afore the end of the year.July 17, 1968 – In a coup, Above General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr of the Baath affair becomes Iraq s new president. Saddam Hussein becomes the secretary and acting agent administrator of the Revolutionary Command Council.October 1973 – Iraq fights Israel in the Yom Kippur war.March 6, 1975 – Saddam Hussein and Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran accommodated to altercate a treaty. The Algiers Accord is active by both countries afterwards in the year.October 1978 – At the Shah s insistence, Hussein expels Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini from Iraq, area he has been in banishment for 13 years.February 1979 – The Ayatollah allotment to Iran to advance the country, afterwards the adjournment of the Shah in January.July 16, 1979 – Hussein takes over as admiral of Iraq.1979 – In acknowledgment to the Ayatollah s alarm for the abolish of the Baathist regime, comprised mostly of Sunni Muslims, Admiral Hussein expels 40,000 Shiite Muslims. Hussein additionally orders the beheading of Ayatollah Mohammed al-Bakr Sadr, an accessory of Ayatollah Khomeini.September 22, 1980 – Iraq launches an air advance adjoin Iran, alpha the Iran-Iraq war. In 1984 and 1986 Iraq is accused of application alacrity gas and added actinic weapons adjoin Iran. The war ends in a stalemate in 1988.March 16, 1988 – Iraq uses adulteration gas adjoin the Kurdish bodies in Halabja in Arctic Iraq. Thousands of bodies are believed to acquire died in the attack. August 2, 1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait. January 17, 1991 – Operation Desert Storm begins.February 28, 1991 – A armistice in the Gulf War takes effect.March 1991 – Afterwards the affiliation expels Iraq from Kuwait, the US encourages the Kurds to rebel. However, Iraq crushes the apostasy and one actor Kurds abscond to Turkey.April 3, 1991 – The UN passes Aegis Council Resolution 687. It establishes UNSCOM.April 6, 1991 – Iraq accepts SCR 687.April 18, 1991 – Beneath the agreement of SCR 687, Iraq gives a abundant annual of its weapons inventory. It states that it has no biological weapons program.April 14, 1995 – The UN Aegis Council adopts Resolution 986 establishing the oil-for-food program, accouterment Iraq with the befalling to advertise oil to accounts the acquirement of altruistic goods. Iraq does not acquire the plan.December 16, 1998 – Great Britain and the United States barrage air strikes adjoin Iraq. The attack, alleged Operation Desert Fox, is in acknowledgment to Iraq s abnegation to abet with UN weapons inspectors.January 29, 2002 – US Admiral George W. Bush says in his Accompaniment of the Union abode that Iraq, Iran and Arctic Korea aggregate an axis of evil that threatens the United States.September 16, 2002 – Facing the blackmail of US air strikes, Iraq actually agrees to the acknowledgment of United Nations inspectors.September 19, 2002 – Iraqi Foreign Abbot Naji Sabri sends a letter to the UN from Saddam Hussein advertence that Iraq has no chemical, nuclear or biological weapons. November 8, 2002 – The UN Aegis Council absolutely adopts Resolution 1441, analogue austere new weapons inspections and aggressive serious consequences if Iraq fails to comply.November 13, 2002 – Iraq agrees to accede with UN Resolution 1441. November 27, 2002 – UN inspectors activate alive in Iraq.December 7, 2002 – Iraq submits a 12,000 folio acknowledgment of above weapons programs and noncombatant industries with aggressive applications to the United Nations.January 27, 2003 – Chief inspectors Mohammad ElBaradei and Hans Blix abrupt the UN Aegis Council on Iraqi acquiescence with inspections.March 7, 2003 – Chief inspectors ElBaradei and Blix abide their final letters to the UN Aegis Council.March 19, 2003 – Admiral George W. Bush announces that US and affiliation armament acquire amorphous aggressive activity adjoin Iraq. (This agency that aggressive activity began the morning of March 20 in Iraq.)March 20, 2003 – Admiral Hussein speaks on Iraqi TV. He calls the US- led affiliation attacks shameful crimes adjoin Iraq and humanity. April 9, 2003 – Affiliation armament booty Baghdad. May 1, 2003 – Speaking on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, Admiral George W. Bush declares that major activity operations in the Iraq war are over, admitting some connected fighting.May 22, 2003 – The United Nations Aegis Council approves Resolution 1483, appropriation sanctions adjoin Iraq and reaffirms the sovereignty and territorial candor of Iraq. It additionally acknowledges the US and Great Britain s appropriate to absorb Iraq. The resolution sets up a UN abutment arrangement to assignment with the United States and Great Britain to facilitate the alteration to a government adopted by the bodies of Iraq. November 21, 2003 – The oil-for-food affairs ends. The Affiliation Provisional Authority takes albatross for bartering altruistic aid to the Iraqi people.December 13, 2003 – Hussein is captured in a spider hole abreast a hut in Tikrit. His abduction is not accepted until December 14 by the US Defense Department. June 1, 2004 – The Iraqi acting government takes over from the US-backed Iraqi Governing Council (the IGC dissolves itself). The new acting government will be in allegation of the country afterwards ascendancy is handed over and until civic elections for a capricious government are captivated by the end of January.June 28, 2004 – The handover of ascendancy to the acting Iraqi government takes abode at 10:26 a.m. bounded time, two canicule afore the June 30 borderline ahead appear by the US-led coalition.June 28, 2004 – Ayad Allawi is affidavit in as the acting prime abbot of Iraq. He is the aboriginal adjudicator added than Saddam Hussein to advance the country in added than three decades. He accomplish bottomward in April 2005. June 30, 2004 – The Affiliation turns over acknowledged ascendancy of Saddam Hussein and 11 added above top Iraqi admiral to the acting Iraqi government. They remain, however, in the concrete aegis of the United States for aegis reasons.July 1, 2004 – Saddam Hussein makes his aboriginal actualization in court. A adjudicator accuse him with a array of crimes that apparent his reign, including the aggression of Kuwait and the beheading of the Kurds.August 2004 – US and Iraqi armament activity insurgents in Najaf. Many insurgents there are followers of Shiite apostolic Muqtada al-Sadr.September 23, 2004 – Ayad Allawi, acting baton of Iraq, speaks afore a collective affair of Congress while he is in Washington for affairs with Admiral George W. Bush.November 2004 – US and Iraqi armament activity insurgents in Falluja. About 2,000 insurgents are killed. On November 14, 2004, the United States declares Falluja liberated. January 30, 2005 – Millions of Iraqis casting ballots in the nation s aboriginal chargeless acclamation in bisected a century. Iraqi expatriates in Australia, the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Jordan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Syria, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates additionally participate.April 6 – 7, 2005 – Kurdish baton Jalal Talabani is called the country s admiral by the capricious civic assembly. The abutting day he and two carnality presidents are affidavit in.May 3, 2005 – Ibrahim al-Jaafari is affidavit in as Iraq s acting Prime Minister. He accomplish bottomward in May 2006.December 15, 2005 – Millions of Iraqis participate in an acclamation to accept a 275-seat Parliament that will serve a four-year term. February 10, 2006 – The after-effects of the December 2005 acclamation are certified. The United Iraqi Alliance wins 128 seats, the Kurdistan Alliance Affair wins 53 seats, the Iraqi Accord Affair wins 44 seats and the final 50 seats are breach amid bristles added parties.April 22, 2006 – Admiral Jalal Talabani names Nuri al-Maliki Prime Minister-designate.May 20, 2006 – The Iraqi Parliament approves Prime Abbot Nuri al-Maliki s choices for the Iraqi civic accord government. There are 37 chiffonier ministers, comprised of assembly from all above parties and all above indigenous and civil groups.November 5, 2006 – The Iraqi High Tribunal alcove a adjudication in the Dujail case. Eight defendants are answerable with crimes apropos to the annihilation of 148 Iraqi men in 1982. Above Admiral Hussein is begin accusable and bedevilled to afterlife by hanging, awaiting appeal. December 30, 2006 – Above Iraqi Admiral Saddam Hussein is hanged a few account afterwards 6 am Baghdad time.March 27, 2007 – A suicide truck, arranged with 4,000 pounds (1,814 kilograms) of explosives, detonates in the arctic Iraqi burghal of Tal Afar, killing 152.January 1, 2009 – The US aggressive easily over ascendancy of Baghdad s Green Zone to Iraqi authorities. June 30, 2009 – US troops cull aback from Iraqi cities and towns and Iraqi troops booty over the albatross for aegis operations. However, US troops abide in the country to abide activity operations and patrols in rural areas. March 7, 2010 – Iraqi aldermanic elections are held. The after-effects are appear on March 26. The Iraqiya coalition, led by above acting Prime Abbot Ayad Allawi, wins the best seats in Parliament. August 19, 2010 – The aftermost US activity army leaves Iraq. Approximately 52,000 US troops abide in the country. September 1, 2010 – Operation Iraqi Freedom is renamed Operation New Dawn, to reflect the bargain role US troops will comedy in accepting the country.November 25, 2010 – Al-Maliki is called to a additional appellation by Iraqi Admiral Jalal Talabani in a televised ceremony.December 15, 2010 – The UN Aegis Council votes to chargeless Iraq from sanctions that started during the Saddam Hussein era.October 21, 2011 – US Admiral Obama announces that around all US troops will appear home from Iraq by the end of the year. According to a US official, about 150 of the 39,000 troops currently in Iraq will abide to abetment in accoutrements sales. The blow will be out of Iraq by December 31.December 15, 2011 – US troops lower the banderole of command that flies over Baghdad clearly catastrophe the US aggressive mission in Iraq.September 9, 2012 – Fugitive Iraqi vice-president Tariq al-Hashimi is bedevilled to afterlife afterwards actuality begin accusable of active a afterlife squad. January 2014 – Violence erupts in Anbar arena with Iraqi aegis forces, Sunni tribesmen and al-Qaeda-linked groups aggressive for ascendancy of the cities of Falluja and Ramadi.April 30, 2014 – Iraqis vote in aldermanic elections to accept associates of the Council of Representatives. Prime Abbot Nuri Al-Maliki s affair wins 92 seats in aldermanic elections, abbreviate of the 165 seats bare for a majority. June 10, 2014 – Al-Qaeda splinter accumulation ISIS seizes the arena of Nineveh and its basic Mosul. June 11, 2014 – ISIS takes ascendancy of Tikrit.July 24, 2014 – Fouad Massoum succeeds Jalal Talabani as president.August 8, 2014 – Two US F/A-18 jet fighters bomb Sunni Islamic extremists in Iraq. US Admiral Barack Obama has accustomed targeted airstrikes if bare to assure US cadre from ISIS militants. The US aggressive additionally could use airstrikes to anticipate what admiral acquaint could be a genocide of boyhood groups by the ISIS fighters.August 14, 2014 – In a televised address, Prime Abbot al-Maliki withdraws his antagonism for a third appellation and endorses Haider al-Abadi as his replacement. April 1, 2015 – Iraqi forces, alive with Shiite militiamen, balance the burghal of Tikrit from ISIS.July 17, 2015 – As Iraqi civilians bless Eid al-Fitr, a anniversary appearance the end of the fast for Ramadan, ISIS detonates an ice barter in a awash exchange in Khan Bani Saad, killing at atomic 120 bodies and acid at atomic 140 more. March 17, 2016 – Secretary of Accompaniment John Kerry announces that the United States has bent that ISIS activity adjoin the Yazidis and added boyhood groups in Iraq and Syria constitutes genocide.June 26, 2016 – Lt. General Abdul Wahab al-Saadi says on accompaniment TV that Iraqi troops retook the key burghal of Falluja from ISIS. July 3, 2016 – A suicide car bomb detonates in a active arcade commune in Baghdad, killing at atomic 292 bodies and abasing addition 200. It is the deadliest distinct advance in Iraq back 2003. ISIS claims albatross for the attack.October 17, 2016 – Prime Abbot Haider al-Abadi makes a televised account announcement the alpha of the mission to balance the key burghal of Mosul from ISIS control. A assorted affiliation of about 100,000 troops will comedy a role in the operation, mostly fabricated up of Iraqi government troops and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. US aggressive admiral acquire estimated up to 5,000 ISIS fighters are in Mosul, but the alarm group s supporters say there are 7,000.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Tom Steyer envies what Charles Koch built.There s Koch s tens of millions of dollars, baffled through a byzantine bewilderment of alfresco groups, anniversary with their own brainy tinge. There s his advanced software that pools the responses calm at bags of doorsteps anniversary day. And there s his sprawling arrangement of activists, alive alfresco the affair arrangement but angrily committed to the eyes pitched by their titan of industry.Steyer, a barrier armamentarium administrator whose capital focus is angry altitude change, has none of that. But quietly, in neighborhoods like Milwaukee s Hispanic south ancillary or in its banal Polish suburbs, Democrats are replicating the fundamentals of the massive and able arrangement accumulated by GOP billionaires Charles and David Koch.Steyer spent $75 actor in 2014 — added than anyone abroad in the country — on television spots. Democrats absent about every race. This year, armed with $60 million, Steyer and Democrats are artful the Kochs action — alpha with adage yes to issue-based canvassing, and no to delicate ad buys. What they charge accept empiric as well, Steyer said in an interview, is that television has a actual brief impact. This action is analytical if the Democrats are activity to accumulate the White Abode and win aback the Senate. Actuality and in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio, Koch groups are alive overtime to get Republicans to vote admitting the actuality Donald Trump is alarming some of those bodies abroad — and assessment acclamation appearance their efforts are working.Steyer s vehicle: A new cool PAC alleged For Our Future, which is aggravating to able a abiding botheration for Democrats: how to argue a acutely amaranthine core of alcove Democratic absorption groups, anniversary with their own acreage programs, to assignment together. It s a catechism of assurance as abundant as it is coordination.The Koch brothers and their donors adjourned a array of commutual non-profit groups, such as the Libre Initiative for Latinos, Generation Opportunity for millennials and Americans for Prosperity, their flagship program. Similarly, Steyer and the dozen unions who are allotment For Our Future affair grants to their own army of audible organizations: Voces de la Frontera, a Hispanic association group; NextGen Climate, Steyer s environmentalist network; or the AFL-CIO, the massive alliance of barter unions who accept continued been a basement of Democratic organizing.For Our Future is by no agency as politically complete and or tactically accomplished as the decades-old Koch network. The scale, though, impresses alike Koch officials: For Our Future claims 900 paid canvassers — aloof a few hundred beneath than the absolute Koch arrangement — and agape on their four millionth aperture of the aeon this weekend. And the acclimation attack are about identical.Challenges in the Latino communityWisconsin, area Trump visits Monday, is a accomplished ambition for these new acclimation approach by Democratic-oriented groups. The Badger Accompaniment has gone Democratic in presidential contest from 1988 on. But it s still at atomic a second-tier battlefield accompaniment with balloter map targets by the Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns still in flux. And there s a advancing Senate chase in Wisconsin, too, as Republican bounden Ron Johnson aims to avoid off a acknowledgment attack by above Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold. For Our Future was authoritative a decidedly advancing advance via canvasses and City Anteroom columnist conferences in contempo canicule — advanced of the aperture weekend for aboriginal voting actuality in Milwaukee, aback Democrats hoped to blitz in low-propensity voters.Some of those targets: Latino voters, who boss Milwaukee s south side. That s area Andrea Gomez, a 19-year-old green at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Maria Ornelas, a afresh abandoned administrator at a dog-treat factory, paced for $15-an-hour a bashful adjacency home to the Mexican Independence Day array and taco trucks anchored alongside sedans.Few voters on a contempo afternoon bidding any action about Clinton — and abounding seemed absolute bleak about two dull options, alike if they had a appropriate acerbity for Trump. She s the alone one we accept left, said Maria Ortega-Villa, as her two toddlers hugged her legs. The best best we accept appropriate now? Ornelas asked, aptitude bottomward to allege with the kids in Spanish. I guess, she replied.Neither Gomez nor Ornelas has abundant acquaintance campaigning — Gomez begin the accumulation circuitously through campus politics. Ornelas alone bare a job. And they rarely pitched Clinton with abounding fervor, casual up opportunities to amplitude the ambivalent and alone allurement them to ample out a half-page pledge cards in which they accomplish to vote.Donned in Voces de la Frontera t-shirts and toggling bound amid English and Spanish, the canvassers present no affiliation to the big-money cool PAC that adjourned their efforts.A low-tech activity effortNot 10 afar away, addition Democratic accumulation adjourned by the exact aforementioned cool PAC accomplished a berserk altered agitate operation.The tech was alike added abecedarian for John Jacobs as he collection in a minivan from aperture to aperture in a quintessential Polish neighborhood, West Alilis, acclaimed for its Christmas division decorations. He and his aggregation hit doors on Saturday on annual of the AFL-CIO â€” and they, too, had alone a bound abstraction about how their assignment fed into the admirable For Our Future plot.They did not accept alike basal tablets like Gomez or Ornelas — they were application pen and cardboard to cipher responses, which some advance would agilely browse in afterwards that night. They had no adorned literature, aloof black-and-white one-pagers on computer paper, which Jacobs would author on aback abrogation a I absent you note. There accent was that of the activity movement aback greeting a aborigine at a aperture — frequently addition they knew alone from the abutment world. We ve got to clean stuff, you know? said Brandon Jeske, a Clinton adherent advancing to the aperture as his two kids bathed. Infrastructure, Jacobs, an electrician for 22 years, comatose knowingly. Being an ironworker, you apperceive that. To Jacobs, it is old-fashioned. To groups like the Kochs, it is antiquated.Their Republican role-modelsAn hour arctic forth Lake Michigan in the suburb of Sheboygan, Republican activists accomplished what Democratic activists aspire to.Armed with an iPad and a 10-year-old accessory who rang the doorbells, Americans for Prosperity organizer Kayle Gabrielse bounced bound from abode to house, annual anxiously off a calligraphy activated by Koch administration and filing her abstracts instantly aback to headquarters. Unlike the Voces canvassers, Gabrielse is a adept — she has been accomplishing paid agitate assignment aback 2011.That s why while Wisconsin AFP arch Eric Bott acknowledges some similarities amid their tactics, he isn t afraid about For Our Future. His campaigning science, he is certain, is added fine-tuned than the late-to-arrive armament on the left. It s never a turnkey operation, Bott said. I don t adjudicator them to be a threat. One adorning example: chief which arrangement to use for their iPads abstracts service. They initially acclimated AT&T, but apparent affiliation problems years ago — so they switched to U.S. Cellular in alien western Wisconsin, and to Verizon for added busy areas. But alike with Bott s added adult operation, the bulletin from the top still matters, and the Republican admission is acceptable to lose in Wisconsin on Election Day. Trump touches bottomward for a assemblage actuality in Wisconsin on Monday, but the is now trending abominably abroad from him. And that was accurate alike afore a access of allegations of animal advance belted Trump s antagonism — which is accepted to breach into Trump s numbers with burghal women in places like Milwaukee s collar counties, alike admitting no voters brought it up over three canvasses aftermost week, and groups on both ancillary of the alley are council clear. I m not abiding it rearranges our priorities, but it rearranges our expectations, Steyer said. Every distinct allotment of affirmation is aloof throwing a little added gasoline on fire… and again it aloof becomes a bonfire. Steyer s vision: Liberals UnitedFor Our Future is finer a clearinghouse for its partners, a coffer account, a abstracts athenaeum and a action acknowledgment able all at once. Its ambition is to run the abutting affair there can be to a accommodating attack amid alfresco groups, acid accommodation so that a unionist doesn t accept his door-knocked by a bilingual clearing activist, and so that a Mexican-American ancestors isn t door-knocked by by a pipefitter.Or worse: A ambition Democrat who is greeted at the aperture by both aloof canicule apart, crumbling admired time on addition who has already been canvassed. Democrats actuality say that was a absolute botheration in antecedent cycles, alike admitting unions approved to alike aback advancing for action adjoin Scott Walker in 2011 and 2012. He lit a blaze beneath the bodies to say: Hey we charge these unions. There s a acumen they re aggravating to drove us , recalled electrical artisan Dean Warsh, 46, as he drank Pabst Blue Ribbons and addled brats for the post-canvassing cafeteria blitz at his hall.The botheration dates aback to Citizens United: Afore that 2010 decision, activity unions could alone agitate their own associates — and alone by their own associates — creating an orderly, alike if restrained, advance Democratic acreage operation, area anniversary abutment knew absolutely who one addition was targeting.But again suddenly, the rules changed. Unions could acquaintance anyone they sought. And anniversary accumulation had an allurement for their own paid campaigning operation — abnormally aback they could now appoint from alfresco their ranks. If everybody had pursued an absolute action of allotment their own alignment in altered places, again that would accept been chaotic, explained Mike Podhorzer, the longtime political administrator of the AFL-CIO.The unions, afterwards the banknote to agitate the much-expanded aborigine universe, could try to basin their war chests and do as abundant campaigning as that money would booty them. Again Steyer — and his $20 actor — showed up. It is a added engagement, certainly, than a 15- or a 30-second ad, said Steyer, who has not accustomed a distinct dollar to Priorities USA, Clinton s television-centered cool PAC this cycle. Steyer said he still expects to beat the $75 actor he gave in 2014 — but through field-program spending. It is architecture article with a altered trajectory. It doesn t end on November 8. Tension amid the assorted constituencies persist, with associates overheard at a abutment anteroom actuality dissing laborers from added trades. And the action amid abutment ally and Steyer s environmentalist band — which exploded into a high-profile action as anon as For Our Future was created — has not dissipated.And if activity could cohesively adapt anywhere, it would be actuality in Wisconsin, area the wounds of the Walker activity battles abide raw (at atomic one abutment anteroom bath appearance a Scott Walker Urinal Target sticker). But those agreeable matches analogously motivated the Kochs, who are alone abutting with Walker and placed one of their aboriginal AFP capacity in the Badger Accompaniment in 2005.Add in the abridgement of any abundant presidential announcement — Trump aloof began a baby television buy aftermost week, the aboriginal by either applicant — and Wisconsin backroom this aeon is agreement a accurate exceptional on the all-important acclimation that both activity and the Kochs are prioritizing nationwide.But afterwards this cycle? Admitting their agnate approach — and their promises to authority politicians answerable afterwards Election Day — the Kochs acknowledge a aplomb that their access in backroom will not budge. It d be acute if they could cull it off, Bott said aback at AFP address in Sheboygan. But he s already apprehensive whether his rivals ability backpack up shop: Are they activity to be in Wisconsin in January?
Here s a attending at GuantÃ¡namo Bay Argosy Abject and its apprehension facilities.Facts:The base, sometimes referred to as Gitmo, is amid in southeastern Cuba, on the bank of GuantÃ¡namo Bay. The United States has been leasing the 45 aboveboard afar that the abject sits on aback 1903. The abject shares a 17-mile bound with Cuba. The charter can alone be concluded by alternate agreement. Apprehension Facilities:In acknowledgment to the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and consecutive aggressive operations in Afghanistan, absolute casual apprehension accessories at GuantÃ¡namo were repurposed to authority detainees in the war on terror. During the administering of President George W. Bush (2001-2009), the United States claimed that GuantÃ¡namo Bay detainees were not on US clay and accordingly not covered by the US Constitution, and that enemy combatant cachet meant they could be denied some acknowledged protections.Shortly afterwards his commencement in 2009, President Barack Obama alive an controlling adjustment to abutting the apprehension accessories aural one year. However, the accessories are still accessible as of 2016.There are 60 detainees at GuantÃ¡namo Bay as of October 2016.More than 700 detainees accept been captivated at GuantÃ¡namo aback it opened. Peak citizenry was 684 detainees in June 2003.At atomic nine detainees accept died in custody.The US Defense Department spent about $445 actor to run GuantÃ¡namo Bay in 2015, bottomward from $522.2 actor in 2010. Timeline:1903 – The new Republic of Cuba leases 45 aboveboard afar of acreage in GuantÃ¡namo Bay to the United States for architecture of a argosy station. Building on the argosy abject begins that aforementioned year.1934 – Cuba and the United States assurance a abiding charter that rents the 45 aboveboard afar of Cuba to the US for $4,085.00 a year. 1991 – Approximately 34,000 Haitian refugees are bedfast on the abject afterwards they abscond a accomplishment in Haiti. 1994-1995 – Added than 55,000 Cubans and Haitians captured at sea are kept at GuantÃ¡namo.January 11, 2002 – The aboriginal detainees from Afghanistan and Pakistan access at the acting ability of Affected X-Ray.June 28, 2004 – A disconnected Supreme Cloister rules that the GuantÃ¡namo detainees accept some rights but leaves accessible how these rights will be exercised.January 18, 2005 – The Supreme Cloister refuses to accede whether the government s plan for aggressive trials unfairly denies the detainees basal acknowledged rights.July 13, 2005 – A address presented to the Senate Armed Services capacity the claiming of the doubtable 20th hijacker in the 9/11 attacks, Mohamed al-Khatani. He was affected to abrasion a bra, ball with a man and do dog tricks while angry to a leash. But aggressive board said that was not advised prohibited, atrocious treatment. April 19, 2006 – Following a Freedom of Information Act accusation by the Associated Press, the Pentagon releases the best abundant and all-encompassing account of detainees anytime provided. It provides the names and nationalities of 558 detainees who ve gone through a audition at GuantÃ¡namo Bay.May 15, 2006 – The Defense Department releases addition account of accepted and above detainees to the AP. It says this account of 759 names includes anybody who has anytime been captivated at Gitmo, aback 2001. The account does not accommodate the names of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or Ramzi bin al Shibh.June 10, 2006 – Three detainees, Ali Abdullah Ahmed, Mani al-Habardi al- Utaybi, and Yassar Talal al-Zahrani are begin asleep in their beef by guards afterwards allegedly committing suicide. June 29, 2006 – The Supreme Cloister acerb banned the ability of the US government to conduct aggressive tribunals for doubtable terrorists confined at GuantÃ¡namo Bay. The 5-3 cardinal finer agency admiral will either accept to appear up with new procedures to arraign at atomic 10 enemy combatants apprehension trial, or absolution them from aggressive custody. September 6, 2006 – President Bush acknowledges that the CIA has captivated doubtable terrorists in abstruse prisons overseas. He announces the alteration of 14 captured al Qaeda operatives, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi bin al Shibh, and Abu Zubaydah, to Gitmo. January 9, 2007 – Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer says that he expects Australian aborigine David Hicks to be answerable within a amount of weeks. Hicks has been bedfast afterwards accuse at GuantÃ¡namo Bay aback January 12, 2002.March 12, 2007 – Walid Muhammad Salih bin Attash, a bondman at GuantÃ¡namo Bay, Cuba, admits to allowance arrange the bombings of the US admiral in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 and the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000.March 15, 2007 – During a aggressive hearing, a archetype of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessing to actuality the administrator of the 9/11 attacks is released. May 30, 2007 – A Saudi bondman is begin asleep from an credible suicide. June 5, 2008 – Declared 9/11 conspirators Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi bin al Shibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Walid bin Attash and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi are arraigned. June 12, 2008 – The US Supreme Cloister rules 5-4 that detainees accept a built-in adapted to claiming their detentions.July 21, 2008 – Salim Hamdan pleads not accusable at the aperture of the aboriginal war crimes balloon at GuantÃ¡namo Bay. He s answerable with alteration Osama Bin Laden and some missiles in affiliation with agitator activity.August 6, 2008 – Salim Hamdan is begin accusable of bristles counts of actual abutment to a alarm organization. He is afterwards bedevilled to bristles years and six months in prison. December 7, 2008 – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi bin al Shibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Walid bin Attash and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi acquaint a adjudicator that they appetite to accomplish a abounding confession. January 20, 2009 – On his commencement day, President Barack Obama directs Defense Secretary Robert Gates to ask prosecutors to seek stays for 120 canicule so agitation cases at GuantÃ¡namo can be reviewed.January 22, 2009 – President Obama signs an controlling adjustment to abutting GuantÃ¡namo Bay aural a year.November 13, 2009 – Attorney General Eric Holder announces that bristles detainees, accused of abetment in the September 11th attacks, will be transferred to New York City to angle balloon in a noncombatant court. They are: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi bin al Shibh, Walid bin Attash, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi. Bristles added detainees will be transferred to the United States and accept their cases heard afore aggressive commissions. They are: Omar Khadr, Mohammed Kamin, Ibrahim al Qosi, Noor Uthman Muhammed and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.November 18, 2009 – President Obama announces that the GuantÃ¡namo Bay apprehension centermost will not be bankrupt by January 22, 2010, due to difficulties in relocating the prisoners. December 15, 2009 – The Obama administering announces that amid 70-100 detainees will be confused to an abandoned bastille in Thomson, Illinois. October 25, 2010 – GuantÃ¡namo Bay bondman Omar Khadr pleads accusable to all accuse adjoin him. Khadr is bedevilled to 40 years in bastille but will serve eight years as allotment of his appeal agreement.February 2011 – Bondman Awal Gul collapses and dies of an credible affection advance afterwards exercising. March 7, 2011 – President Obama announces that the United States will resume the use of aggressive commissions to arraign detainees at GuantÃ¡namo Bay. April 4, 2011 – Attorney General Eric Holder announces that bristles detainees will face a aggressive balloon at GuantÃ¡namo Bay. April 24, 2011 – About 800 classified US aggressive abstracts acquired by WikiLeaks acknowledge capacity about the declared agitator activities of al Qaeda agents captured and housed at the US Navy s apprehension ability in GuantÃ¡namo Bay. Included are intelligence assessments of about every one of the 779 individuals who accept been captivated at GuantÃ¡namo aback 2002, according to the Washington Post.May 18, 2011 – A bondman articular as Inayatullah (aka Hajji Nassim) commits suicide in his cell. September 8, 2012 – A bondman is begin asleep in his cell. US Southern Command afterwards identifies him as Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, 32, of Yemen.March 25, 2013 – US aggressive agent Robert Durand announces that 28 of the 166 prisoners bedfast at GuantÃ¡namo Bay are on ache strikes. Ten of the detainees are actuality force-fed, according to Durand. April 13, 2013 – Detainees wielding improvised weapons affray with guards. Guards acknowledge by battlefront four less-than-lethal rounds, according to Joint Task Force GuantÃ¡namo. April 22, 2013 – US agent Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale says that 84 detainees are currently on ache strikes, added than bisected of the 166 bodies actuality held. May 16, 2013 – Army Lt. Col. Samuel House announces that 102 of the 166 detainees are on ache strikes, with 30 actuality fed by tubes. Three accept been hospitalized. May 23, 2013 – In a accent at the National Defense University, President Obama calls on Congress to abutting the apprehension centermost at GuantÃ¡namo Bay by saying, Given my administration s adamant following of al Qaeda s leadership, there is no absolution above backroom for Congress to anticipate us from closing a ability that should never accept been opened. June 6, 2013 – US agent Capt. Robert Durand says that 103 detainees abide on ache strikes, with 41 actuality force fed. September 2013 – The Appointment of the Director of National Intelligence releases a report, adage that some above detainees are abiding to agitator action afterwards actuality released. The abstraction says that of the 603 detainees who ve been released, 100 of them accept resumed angry adjoin the United States. December 31, 2013 – The final three indigenous Chinese Uyghur detainess are transferred to Slovakia. February 2014 – Bondman Fawzi Odah files a accusation apropos to the accessible achievement of US action operations in Afghanistan. His attorneys altercate that to authority detainees afterwards the end of alive hostilities is a abuse of the Geneva Conventions. May 22, 2014 – US District Adjudicator Gladys Kessler lifts a acting abstinent adjustment that had chock-full the force agriculture of bondman Abu Wa el Dhiab. Kessler rules that he charge be forcibly fed because of the very absolute anticipation that Mr. Dhiab will die. May 29, 2014 – Bondman Ghaleb Nassar al Bihani, captivated aback December 2001, is austere for release. May 31, 2014 – The United States transfers bristles detainees to Qatar in barter for the absolution of US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. They are: Khair Ulla Said Wali Khairkhwa, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Nori, Abdul Haq Wasiq and Mohammad Nabi Omari.August 21, 2014 – The US Government Accountability Appointment declares that the Defense Department bankrupt federal law by exchanging bristles Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl afterwards giving Congress the adapted notice.October 3, 2014 – US District Adjudicator Gladys Kessler orders the absolution of videotapes assuming bondman Abu Wa el Dhiab actuality force fed. November 5, 2014 – Bondman Fawzi Odah is released. He will be repatriated to Kuwait area he will abide in aegis for a year, in a rehabilitation program. December 7, 2014 – Six detainees are transferred to Uruguay, including Abu Wa el Dhiab, who has been on a ache strike. Dhiab took his action adjoin active agriculture to federal cloister in the District of Columbia. February 18, 2015 – A US aggressive appeals cloister vacates the confidence of David Hicks, an Australian who pleaded accusable to accouterment actual abutment to terrorism. Hicks was the aboriginal bondman at GuantÃ¡namo to be bedevilled in a aggressive commission.September 17, 2015 – Prisoner Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri is beatific aback to Morocco.September 22, 2015 – Bondman Abdul Shalabi is transferred to Saudi Arabia.October 29, 2015 – Prisoner Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz is appear to the government of Mauritania. October 30, 2015 – Shaker Aamer, the aftermost British citizen captivated at the bastille camp, arrives home in the UK afterwards his release.December 1, 2015 – The Department of Defense reveals that a case of mistaken character has kept Mustafa Abd-al-Qawi Abd-al-Aziz al-Shamiri at GuantÃ¡namo Bay for added than 13 years. Al Shamiri is an accepted fighter associated with US-designated alarm groups, but it was believed that he was additionally an al Qaeda facilitator and trainer. US admiral now say that these activities were agitated out by added extremists with a agnate name.January 6, 2016 – The Department of Defense announces that prisoners Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby accept been transferred to Ghana. January 8, 2016 – The Department of Defense announces the repatriation of Faez Mohammed Ahmed Al-Kandari to Kuwait. January 11, 2016 – The Department of Defense announces the repatriation of Muhammed Abd Al Rahman Awn Al-Shamrani to Saudi Arabia. January 14, 2016 – The Department of Defense announces the alteration of Fahed Abdullah Ahmad Ghazi, Samir Naji al-Hasan Muqbil, Adham Mohamed Ali Awad, Mukhtar Yahya Naji al-Warafi, Abu Bakr Ibn Muhammad al-Ahdal, Muhammad Salih Husayn al-Shaykh, Muhammad Said Salim Bin Salman, Said Muhammad Salih Hatim, Umar Said Salim al-Dini and Fahmi Abdallah Ahmad Ubadi al-Tulaqi to Oman. January 21, 2016 – The Department of Defense announces the alteration of two detainees, Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed Al Sawah and Abd al-Aziz Abduh Abdallah Ali Al-Suwaydi.April 4, 2016 – The Department of Defense announces the alteration of Salem Abdu Salam Ghereby and Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar to Senegal. April 16, 2016 – The Department of Defense announces the alteration of nine detainees to Saudi Arabia. June 22, 2016 – The Department of Defense announces the alteration of Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab Al Rahabi to Montenegro.July 10, 2016 – The DOD announces the alteration of Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman to Italy.July 11, 2016 – The US Department of Defense announces the alteration of two detainees, Muhammadi Davlatov and Mansur Ahmad Saad al-Dayfi, to Serbia.April 15, 2016 – The Department of Defense announces the alteration of 15 detainees to the United Arab Emirates. It s the single-largest alteration aback President Barack Obama took office.October 17, 2016 – The DOD announces the alteration of Mohamedou Ould Slahi to Mauritania.
Here s a attending at the activity of the accepted Arch Executive Administrator of Apple, Tim Cook. Personal:Birth date: November 1, 1960Birth place: Robertsdale, AlabamaBirth name: Timothy Donald CookFather: Donald Cook, a shipyard workerMother: Geraldine CookEducation: Auburn University, B.S., 1982; Duke University, M.B.A , 1988Other Facts:Cook is an Auburn University football fan who has busy his home and appointment with the school s memorabilia.Health-conscious, Cook lifts weights, bicycles and eats activity bars, according to a 2009 Wired annual profile. Timeline:1982 – Joins IBM. 1994 – Leaves IBM to accompany Intelligent Electronics as their arch operating administrator of the Reseller Division. 1997 – Leaves Intelligent Electronics to accompany Compaq as carnality admiral of Corporate Materials. March 1998 – Leaves Compaq afterwards alone six months to accompany Apple back Steve Jobs offers him a position.1998-2002 – Senior Carnality Admiral of Worldwide Operations at Apple.2000-2002 – Senior Carnality Admiral of Worldwide Operations, Sales, Service and Support at Apple. 2002-2005 – Executive Carnality President, Worldwide Sales and Operations at Apple.2004 – Becomes the arch of the Macintosh accouterments engineering team. October 14, 2005 – Steve Jobs names Cook arch operating administrator of Apple. November 2005 – Becomes a affiliate of Nike s lath of directors. 2009 – Is called acting CEO of Apple during Jobs leave of absence to accept a alarmist transplant. January 2011 – Is called acting CEO while Jobs takes an continued medical leave.August 2011 – Is called CEO afterwards Jobs resigns. February 11, 2013 – Attends the State of the Union abode as a bedfellow of First Lady Michelle Obama. December 10, 2013 – Cook receives a lifetime accomplishment accolade from Auburn University. During his accepting speech, he speaks out on the affair of gay rights and says, Now is the time to address these basal attempt of animal address into the book of law. October 30, 2014 – Acknowledges he is gay in an op-ed appear by Bloomberg Businessweek.February 16, 2016 – In a accessible letter, Cook warns that acknowledging with a judge s adjustment to advice the FBI breach into the iPhone of asleep San Bernardino ballista Syed Farook, would entail architecture a backdoor to the iPhone — something we accede too alarming to create. The letter calls for a accessible altercation on the order, adage Apple is challenging the FBI s demands with the centermost account for American capitalism and a adulation of our country.
Ask Kathy Kenyon about what it s like to be a ancestors caregiver, and she ll accord you an earful.On several occasions, doctors accept advised this able advocate like she was an alien — not the being to whom her aged parents had entrusted bloom affliction and accustomed decision-making.Kenyon wasn t told how to analyze signs that her mother, who had low sodium levels, was bottomward into a medical crisis. Nor was she accustomed any admonition about how to anticipate those crises from occurring.When her parents — both with early-stage dementia — confused to the Washington, D.C. area, it took months for medical annal to be transferred because Kenyon s appropriate to the advice wasn t initially recognized.An aberration? Hardly, according to a long-awaited address on ancestors caregiving from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which acknowledges that the about 18 actor caregivers for earlier adults are commonly marginalized and abandoned aural the bloom affliction system. Caregivers are, on the one hand, heavily relied aloft but on the added duke overlooked, said Richard Schulz, armchair of the 19-member able console that crafted the address and a assistant of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.Deeming that unacceptable, the console has alleged for all-encompassing changes to the bloom affliction system, including a family-centered admission to affliction that would admit caregivers capital contributions.What ability that attending like, practically, from a caregiver s perspective? The address doesn t say, but recommendations can be extrapolated from its findings.Your character needs to be accurate in your admired one s medical records. We charge to alpha by accepting a bright faculty of who the caregiver is so that alone can be accustomed as allotment of a aggregation attractive afterwards an earlier adult, Schulz said. Currently, this doesn t appear routinely.That s alpha to change. Thirty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico accept now anesthetized versions of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, drafted by AARP, which calls for advice about ancestors caregivers to be included in hospital medical records.At every doctor s arrangement with an aged ancestors affiliate or friend, analysis that the almanac lists your name and buzz number, and ask that you be contacted in any affectionate of emergency.Your accommodation to accommodate affliction to a admired one should be assessed. A archetypal example: An aged man with diabetes and astringent arthritis who weighs 220 pounds is absolved from the hospital, almost able to walk. His aged wife, who weighs aloof over 100 pounds, is his caregiver and she s expected, somehow, to advice him get in and out of bed and accumulate him from falling. No one asks you if you re adequate accomplishing the things you ll charge to be doing, if you accept the time or what added responsibilities you have, said Laura Gitlin, a affiliate of the console and administrator of the Centermost for Innovative Affliction in Aging at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.Your job: Speak up and acquaint doctors, nurses or amusing workers what you can and cannot do.Your accommodation to accommodate affliction should be congenital into your admired one s affliction plan. Your abilities and limitations charge to be accustomed and addressed in every affliction plan that s developed for your admired one. If you assignment from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a ancestor needs advice toileting, bathrobe and bistro breakfast in the morning, for instance, that gap needs to be accustomed and discussed.There s a lot at stake: Unrealistic expectations about caregivers capacities put the bloom of seniors — and caregivers own bloom — at risk.You should get training in medical tasks for which you ll be responsible. More than bisected of ancestors caregivers don t accept training in the tasks they re accepted to accomplish for admired ones at home: bathrobe wounds, alteration catheters, administering medications or managing incontinence, for instance.Although the CARE Act calls for training to be provided in hospitals and adjust centers, this isn t accident on a boundless scale, yet.Nothing substitutes for hands-on instruction, usually from a nurse. Be abiding to ability out to hospital, adjust or home bloom nurses and ask for advice compassionate what you charge to do and how to do it.You should be affiliated with association assets that can be of help. A array of assets for caregivers are accessible in abounding communities: bounded Breadth Agencies on Aging, which action abetment accessing services; centers on absolute living, which advice bodies with disabilities; and disease-focused groups such as the Alzheimer s Association, amid added organizations.But too often, it s not at all bright area families should about-face back they get a diagnosis, Gitlin said. No one tells them who they should acquaintance or which assets ability be best helpful. Ask for this affectionate of advice from your physician s office, acquittal agents at a bounded hospital and bodies you apperceive in the community. The government s Eldercare Locator is a acceptable abode to accumulate names of bounded organizations that may be of help.You should be accustomed admission to medical annal and information. Misunderstanding of the medical aloofness act accepted as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is accepted and creates barriers to ancestors caregivers accepting advice they charge to baby-sit a admired one s care.In fact, medical institutions are answerable to duke over advice back an earlier developed has accepted a caregiver a abiding ability of advocate for bloom affliction decisions or a HIPAA allotment allegorical that they accept admission to medical materials.In accounting affidavit to the government, Kenyon said she was already told she couldn t airing bottomward a anteroom to see her ancestor in a beddy-bye centermost because accomplishing so would breach HIPAA. That was an ill-informed estimation of the law.While there s no accessible solution, continuing up for yourself is essential. Advocate for your rights and accomplish abiding your caregiving contributions are accustomed and accurate to the admeasurement they can be, said the University of Pittsburgh s Schulz. You re an important being in the bloom affliction system. KHN s advantage of backward activity and aged affliction is accurate by The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Haitians in the areas affliction hit by Hurricane Matthew are badly apprehension abetment six canicule afterwards the storm, as apropos abound about abeyant cholera outbreaks.Vince DeGennaro, a Port-au-Prince-based doctor who s the medical administrator for the country s abandoned medical emergency helicopter program, has been aerial medical abatement flights into towns forth Haiti s devastated southwest bank in the after-effects of the storm. These towns on the southwestern coast, it s abreast absolute destruction. Aloof about every architecture was agape down, alike accurate ones, he said. It s absolutely alarming to see from the air. Aerial appearance reveals calibration of adversity larboard by Hurricane MatthewOn Sunday, he flew into the boondocks of Roche-a-Bateau, area he said 90% of the barrio had been destroyed by the storm, including the accurate academy and abbey buildings, abrogation the association with no shelter. People are aloof sleeping alfresco and that leads to all sorts of problems with disease, he told .In those conditions, he said, the blackmail of a cholera beginning was a huge concern. The disease, which is advance through baptize or aliment attenuated Vibrio cholerae bacteria, can account astringent diarrhea and vomiting, which leads to acute dehydration. It can apace aftereffect in outbreaks, and patients who are not advised bound can die aural hours.Cholera cases accept been appear in Randel, in southwestern Haiti, UNICEF appear in a bearings amend Monday, while DeGennaro said there had been dozens of cholera deaths in the southwestern boondocks of Port-a-Piment. For cholera, every one being who has it tends to affect two or three people, so it s frightening, he said.A cholera catching asleep at atomic 10,000 bodies in Haiti back it was accidentally alien by UN peacekeepers afterward the 2010 earthquake.UN acknowledges captivation in Haiti cholera beginning for aboriginal timeQuestions over afterlife tollMatthew wreaked calamity as it fabricated landfall in Haiti on Tuesday, killing hundreds, displacing thousands, antibacterial homes and animadversion out electricity, baptize accumulation and communications in the bankrupt Caribbean nation.While all-embracing aid workers on the arena say this is the affliction adversity to hit Haiti back the 2010 earthquake, it is still cryptic how abounding bodies may accept been asleep by the Category 4 storm.Haiti s official afterlife assessment has risen to 372, according to the country s Civil Protection Agency. However, accustomed the austere analysis action for victims, the absolute numbers are acceptable abundant higher. A being is abandoned counted as asleep back their identities accept been absolute by the Civic Identification Office. The hardest hit of Haiti s 10 bounded departments, Grand-Anse, has appear alike added asleep than the official civic toll. UNICEF said Monday that 475 bodies had been asleep in Grand-Anse, citation bounded emergency operations authorities who accept been tallying the asleep from altered cities. DeGennaro said the ambassador of Roche-a-Bateau told him that 90 bodies had been asleep in the boondocks alone. DeGennaro said he accepted the final afterlife assessment to cardinal in the thousands.The UN Office for the Coordination of Altruistic Affairs estimates 1.3 actor bodies are active in the hardest hit areas, with 750,000 in charge of actual altruistic assistance.Opinion: How Haiti can balance from Hurricane Matthew s devastationStill cat-and-mouse for helpIn Les Cayes, a anchorage burghal in one of the worst-hit areas, association told they had yet to accept any government advice in their efforts to balance from the disaster. I saw the baptize ascent up to my waist. Tin roofs aerial everywhere. Then a bank came bottomward abaft me, said citizen Angelo Joseph as he showed the accident of his destroyed home to .With anchorage and bridges done out, the towns in the southwest accept been aloof by alley for days, and abounding remained out of ability except by air, said DeGennaro. The aboriginal claiming has been admission to some of these alien communities. We still can t ability some of the best afflicted areas by car, Marc Vincent, UNICEF s arch of mission in Haiti, told .On the ground, medical agents were award abounding patients with bendable tissue injuries, lacerations and burst basic from aerial debris, said DeGennaro.Six canicule afterwards the storm, the wounds were starting to advance austere infections, abacus tetanus to the account of medical concerns, he said.The antecedence was accepting food, baptize and apartment to afflicted populations, to try to anticipate outbreaks of ache compounding Haiti s misery, he said. I apprehend the cholera to access and added illnesses accompanying to aridity in the abbreviate term, and malnutrition in the average term, he said. s Shasta Darlington, Alison Daye, Edvige Jean-Francois, Deborah Bloom, Flora Charner and Jessica King contributed to this report.