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People on the Move 021909

first_imgTime Inc. has named Karin Tracy publisher of People StyleWatch. Most recently, Tracy served as associate publisher at InStyle.Deborah Jones Barrow, who previously held positions at Meredith Corp. and Primedia, was named executive vice president and publishing director at Montvale, New Jersey-based Wainscot Media. Recently, Barrow served as chief content and traffic officer at wowOwow.com.Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Barton Gellman was named contributing editor at large at Time magazine. Previously, Gellman spent more than two decades writing for the Washington Post. Former Nielsen Business Media managing editor Kenneth Hein has been named director of communications at J. Walter Thompson. At Nielsen, Hein managed the company’s media/entertainment brands, which were sold to e5 Global Media in December.United Business Media Think Tank Services CEO Philip Chapnick was appointed to the newly-created position of group chief representative for UBM in China. At the same time, UBM said Think Services will be merged with TechWeb and the new group will be led by TechWeb CEO Tony Uphoff.SmartMoney named Alice Hagge copy chief. Most recently, Hagge served as a freelancer at Time. Prior to that she served as copy chief at Condé Nast Portfolio.last_img read more

India urges Iran to release sailors from detained MT Riah tanker

first_img Tensions between Iran and the United States have escalated Indian officials met the 18 crew Indian crew members in Iranian seized ship, Stena Impero on Thursday.V. Muraleedharan/TwitterThe Indian authorities have sought the release of the remaining three crew members on board the MT Riah ship on Saturday. Iranian officials had earlier released 9 out the 12 Indians.The UAE-owned tanker was detained by the Iranian authorities for allegedly smuggling Iranian fuel out of the country in the first week of July.”Nine crew members have been released and they will be on their way to India soon,” said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesman Raveesh Kumar.”Our mission in Iran has requested the concerned Iranian authorities for the release of remaining crew members,” he added.Information on why the remaining three detained crew members were not reported at the time of filing this report.Iran had granted consular access to 18 Indians stranded on another ship, the British-flagged Stena Impero, that was seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19.All of them are fine, the Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said on Thursday, adding India will continue to take necessary steps to ensure their early release and repatriation.British officials have detained Iranian tanker Grace 1, carrying 24 Indians in Gibraltar earlier this month for allegedly carrying oil to Syria, violating European Union sanctions. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:35Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:33?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Tensions in the Persian Gulf increased after relations between Iran and western powers deteriorated following US imposition of sanctions on countries participating in oil and other products trade with Iran.Both the US and Iran have shown aggressive military stance triggering analysts to fear a military confrontation between the two countries in the strategic Strait of Hormuz channel.Around 45 Indian crew members from three vessels — MT Riah, Stena Impero and Grace 1 — have been detained by the UK and Iran authorities over alleged violations of international maritime security regulations over the past month.last_img read more

Trump storms out of shutdown talks with Democrats

first_imgUS president Donald Trump (2nd L) speaks to members of the media as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and vice president Mike Pence (R) listen at the US Capitol after the weekly Republican Senate policy luncheon 9 January 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump stormed out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday over funding for a border wall with Mexico and reopening the government, complaining the meeting at the White House was “a total waste of time.”On the 19th day of a partial government shutdown caused by the dispute over the wall, a short meeting that included Trump, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ended in acrimony with no sign of a resolution.”Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier?” Trump wrote. “Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”Exasperated Democrats called Trump’s behavior a “temper tantrum” and said the meeting broke down when they refused to commit to funding his proposed southern border wall. Trump’s desire for a wall between the United States and Mexico was a central theme of his 2016 presidential campaign.”It was a petulant president of the United States,” Pelosi told reporters when she returned to the Capitol. “A person who would say: ‘I’ll keep government shut down for weeks, months or years unless I get my way.’ That’s just not the way democracy works, and so it’s very sad.”Schumer said Trump had had “a temper tantrum.” The lawmaker told reporters: “That is sad and unfortunate. We want to come to an agreement. We believe in border security. We have different views.”The breakdown in talks could strengthen the possibility that Trump will declare a national emergency to build a wall on the southern border if no deal with Congress can be reached on his request for $5.7 billion for the project.Earlier on Wednesday, Trump said he had the authority to declare a national emergency that would let him pay for the wall with military funds. Vice president Mike Pence told reporters Trump was still considering that option.Asked what Trump had gained by walking out, Pence said: “I think the president made his position very clear today: that there will be no deal without a wall.”Shortly after the White House meeting broke up, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation to end a partial shutdown of the Treasury Department and some other agencies that have been closed since 22 December, without money for the wall.But there was no indication that the Senate, controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans, would allow a vote on the bill.Democrats are eager to force Republicans to choose between funding the Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service – at a time when it should be gearing up to issue tax refunds to millions of Americans – and voting to keep it partially shuttered.In a countermove, the Trump administration said that even without a new shot of funding, the IRS would somehow make sure those refund checks get sent.The National Treasury Employees Union filed suit on Wednesday challenging the administration’s authority to force federal employees to work without pay.Trump attended a lunch meeting of Senate Republicans on Wednesday and emerged to declare unwavering support for the tough stance he has taken on funds for the wall.Asked if he got the impression in the meeting that the shutdown would end soon, Republican Senator Tim Scott said: “I did not. I think we’re going to be here a while.”Democratic TacticsPelosi plans more votes this week that one by one would provide money to operate departments ranging from Homeland Security and Justice to State, Agriculture, Commerce and Labor.Able to get the bills through the House because of the Democratic majority, Pelosi is hoping some Senate Republicans back her up and abandon Trump’s wall gambit.The political maneuvering comes amid a rising public backlash over the suspension of government activities that has resulted in the layoffs of hundreds of thousands of federal workers.Other “essential” employees are being required to report to work, but without pay for the time being.On Thursday, Trump travels to the border to highlight what he calls an immigration “crisis.” He delivered his first prime-time television address from the Oval Office on Tuesday to make his case for the border wall.The funding fight stems from Congress’ inability to complete work by a deadline last September on funding all government agencies. It did, however, appropriate money for about 75 per cent of the government on time – mainly military and health-related programs.US airport security workers and air traffic controllers working without pay have warned that security and safety could be compromised if the shutdown continues, but the Trump administration said staffing was adequate and travelers had not faced unusual delays.Union officials said some TSA officers had already quit because of the shutdown and many were considering quitting.Ratings agency Fitch warned that it could cut the US triple-A sovereign debt credit rating later this year if the shutdown proves prolonged and Congress fails to raise the legal limit on the national debt in a timely manner.last_img read more

Cardinals Sweep Northwestern on Senior Day

first_img Arthur Albiero Interview Photo Gallery Story Links UofL vs Northwestern Results LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The No. 16/8 ranked University of Louisville women and men’s swimming and diving team swept the visiting Wildcats of No. NR/23 ranked Northwestern on Senior Day Friday afternoon at the Ralph Wright Natatorium.  The Louisville women won 166-134 and the men rolled 200-100.”Senior Day is always bitter sweet to go through that emotion and then try to get up and swim fast, so it’s a little bit of a mixed bag,” said UofL head coach Arthur Albiero. “It’s a packed house to honor this group, and I think for us to get back to racing is the most important thing. It’s the second meet this semester and you could tell there’s still a few things we need to work on. We’re making progress in a lot of ways, but we have a long way to go. That’s the good news, we’ve got work to do.”The Cards were buoyed by winning all four relays and highlights included multiple event wins from Evgenii Somov (100-, 200-breast, 200 MR), Mariia Astashkina (100-, 200 breast 200 MR), Marcelo Acosta (1650, 500-free), and diver Daniel Pinto, who swept the 1M and 3M boards.Alina Kendzior (25.49), Mariia Astashkina (27.91), Mallory Comerford (23.63) and Arina Openysheva (22.77) opened the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:39.80. For the men, Mitchell Whyte (23.68), Evgenii Somov (23.49), Bartosz Piszczorowicz (21.63) and Andrej Barna (19.20) made it a relay sweep for the Cardinals in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:28.00.In the grueling 1650 freestyle, Sophie Cattermole won with an NCAA B cut time of 16:17.50.  For the men, senior Marcelo Acosta took top honors in the 1650 free with a season best time and NCAA B cut time of 15:01.61. Graham Barrett (15:16.25), T.C. Smith (15:23.11) and Hayden Curley (15:23.17) also earned NCAA B cut times in the 1650 free.Mallory Comerford picked up a victory for the Cardinals with a time of 1:48.77 in the 200 free. Diana Dunn finished second with a 1:49.99. For the men, Colton Paulson wins the 200 free with a 1:37.56, followed closely by Cardinal newcomer Bartosz Piszczorowicz with a 1:38.84.Alina Kendzior was second in the 100 back with a time of 54.18. Mitchell Whyte notched a win in the 100 back by a full second with a 49.0.The Louisville men got a win from Evgenii Somov in the 100 breast with a time of 55.0. Mariia Astashkina touched second in the 100 breast with a 1:03.01.Grace Oglesby and Alena Kraus posted another 1-2 finish for the Cards with times of 2:00.27 and 2:02.02 in the 200 fly. Jarrett Jones won the 200 fly with a 1:49.11. Daniel Sos was just behind in second with a 1:49.61.Avery Braunecker touched first in the 50 free with a 23.38. Casey Fanz was third in a time of 23.49. Senior Matyi Kovacs picked up a win in the 50 free with a time of 20.62.Michaela Sliney (290.55) and Brianna Price (270.98) finish 1-2 on the 1-meter, both NCAA Zone cuts. Daniel Pinto earned the top spot on the 3-meter with an NCAA Zone cut score of 342.38.Andrej Barna cruised in the 100 free when he won by more than a full second with a 44.06.Alina Kendzior touched second in the 200 back with a 1:57.98. Mitchell Whyte was into the wall second in the 200 back with a 1:48.45.Mariia Astashkina out-touched Northwestern in the 200 breast with a time of 2:14.89.  It was another 1-2 finish for the Cards. Evgenii Somov picked up the victory in the 200 breast with a 2:02.83, Michael Hampel was second with a 2:07.39.Arina Openysheva added another win for the Cardinals when she finished first in the 500 free with a 4:58.74, followed by teammate Alena Kraus, who was second with a 5:00.49. Marcelo Acosta picked up his second win of the day in the 500 free with a 4:30.08.Mallory Comerford took second in the 100 fly with a 55.67, followed by Nastja Govejsek in third with a 55.93.  Nick Albiero stopped the clock in time of 48.14 to win the 100 fly, followed by Nikkos Sofianidis in second with a 49.89Newcomer Maria Sumida took second in the 400 IM for the Cardinals with a time of 4:27.58 before Jarrett Jones won the 400 IM with a time of 4:00.58.Daniel Pinto made it a sweep on the boards with a win on the 1-meter in a score of 333.60.  Anika Holland placed second on the 3-meter with a season best score of 294.08.Braunecker (51.61), Openysheva (50.03), Kraus (51.95) and  Schultz (51.01) bring home a win in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:24.6. The team of Albiero (45.22) , Barna (43.16), Colton Paulson  (45.06) with an anchor from Sofianidis of 44.88. to close out the meet with a win in the 400 free relay in a time of 2:58.32. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more