Archive for November, 2012

Navy’s Next Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to be Named Enterprise

November 30, 2012

            Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today via video message at the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) inactivation ceremony that the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named Enterprise.              Mabus selected this name to honor USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was inactivated today in Norfolk, Va. Commissioned in 1961, CVN 65 served for more than five decades. It participated in …click to read more…

Terror: U.S. Arrests 2 Pakistani Brothers

November 30, 2012

U.S. authorities in Florida have announced the arrest of two Pakistan-born brothers on charges of providing support to terrorists and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction inside the United States. The brothers were identified November 30 as Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, and Raees Alam Qazi, 20. Officials said they are naturalized U.S. citizens. They were arrested in the Fort Lauderdale area. A U.S. federal indictment says the men provided money, …click to read more…

U.S. Arrests Pakistani Brothers In Alleged Terror Plot

November 30, 2012

U.S. authorities in Florida have announced the arrest of two Pakistani-born brothers on charges of providing support to terrorists and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction inside the United States. The brothers were identified on November 30 as Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, and Raees Alam Qazi, 20. Officials said they were naturalized U.S. citizens. They were arrested in the Fort Lauderdale area. A U.S. federal indictment says the men …click to read more…

Egypt: Rival Rallies Expected

November 30, 2012

Rival rallies are expected in Cairo amid high tensions over a draft new constitution that has been approved by Islamist allies of President Muhammad Morsi. Thousands of opposition supporters protested in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in other cities on November 30, vowing to block the draft. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which the president hails, has called its own mass rally on December 1. The Islamist-led assembly passed the draft constitution despite …click to read more…

Rival Rallies Expected Amid High Tensions Over Egypt’s Draft Constitution

November 30, 2012

Rival rallies are expected in Cairo amid high tensions over a draft new constitution that has been approved by Islamist allies of President Muhammad Morsi. Thousands of opposition supporters protested in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in other cities on November 30, vowing to block the draft. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which the president hails, has called its own mass rally on December 1. The Islamist-led assembly passed the draft constitution despite …click to read more…

Iran: U.S. Demands Lawyer’s Release

November 30, 2012

The United States has called on Iranian authorities to free jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been on a hunger strike for more than six weeks. A State Department statement said Washington is “concerned for Sotoudeh’s well-being given Iran’s history of withholding treatment from prisoners and allowing them to die from hunger strikes.” It called on the Iranian government to immediately release Sotoudeh and more than 30 other …click to read more…

U.S. Demands Iranian Lawyer’s Release

November 30, 2012

The United States has called on Iranian authorities to free jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been on a hunger strike for more than six weeks. A State Department statement said Washington was “concerned for Sotoudeh’s well-being given Iran’s history of withholding treatment from prisoners and allowing them to die from hunger strikes.” It called on the Iranian government to immediately release Sotoudeh and more than 30 other …click to read more…

AIDS: Still Rising In E. Europe, C. Asia

November 30, 2012

Saturday is the annual World AIDS Day, dedicated to drawing attention to the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. UNAIDS, the United Nations AIDS organization, says the past two years have seen significant progress in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS. It says new infections have fallen by half in 25 countries – 13 of them in sub-Saharan Africa – and that globally, AIDS-related deaths have …click to read more…

Progress Seen, But AIDS Still On Rise In East Europe, Central Asia

November 30, 2012

December 1 is the annual World AIDS Day, dedicated to drawing attention to the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. UNAIDS, the United Nations’ AIDS organization, says the past two years have seen significant progress in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS. It says new infections have fallen by half in 25 countries — 13 of them in sub-Saharan Africa — and that globally, AIDS-related deaths …click to read more…

EPA Approves Florida’s Rules to Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution (FL)

November 30, 2012

  EPA Approves Florida’s Rules to Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution Release Date: 11/30/2012Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, 404-562-8293 (direct), 404-562-8400 (main), marraccini.davina@epa.gov ATLANTA – EPA has approved the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) rules to protect Florida’s waterways from excess nitrogen and phosphorus. These pollutants, called “nutrients,” cause algal blooms, contaminate drinking water supplies and are among the largest contributors to water quality problems in Florida. FDEP’s rules establish …click to read more…