82nd Annual Academy Awards Nominees

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Best Picture
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Disney/Pixar's Up
Up in the Air

 Best Director
James Cameron - Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels - Precious
Jason Reitman - Up in the Air

 Best Actor
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
George Clooney - Up in the Air
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Helen Mirren - The Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz - Nine
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air
Mo'Nique - Precious

Best Original Screenplay
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The Messenger
A Serious Man
Disney/Pixar's Up

Best Adapted Screenplay
District 9
An Education
In the Loop
Up in the Air

Best Foreign Language Film
El Secreto De Sus Ojos
The Milk of Sorrow
A Prophet (Un Prophete)
The White Ribbon

Best Documentary Feature
Burma VJ
The Cove
Food, Inc.
Which Way Home
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Best Animated Short
French Roast
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Best Documentary Short
China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Music by Prudence
Rabbit a la Berlin

Best Art Direction
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Best Cinematography
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

Best Costume Design
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Young Victoria

Best Film Editing
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

Best Live Action Short
The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

Best Original Score
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes
Disney/Pixar's Up

Best Original Song
"Almost There" - The Princess and the Frog
"Down in New Orleans" - The Princess and the Frog
"Loin de Paname" - Paris 36
"Take It All" - Nine
"The Weary Kind" - Crazy Heart

Best Makeup
II Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

Best Visual Effects
District 9
Star Trek

Best Sound Editing
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Disney/Pixar's Up

Best Sound Mixing
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Tony Blair Instrumental to Nigeria’s Debt Relief by Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who is in Nigeria for the THISDAY’s Nigeria at 50, 2010 Awards, yesterday relived the diplomatic interactions that contributed to the success of their administrations.

Speaking at an Inter-faith Malaria Initiative organised by the Nigeria Inter-faith Action Association with funding support from Federal Government, World Bank, Centre for Inter-faith Action on Global Poverty and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation held at the Kuje Town Hall in Abuja, Obasanjo said the former British premier made a significant contribution to Nigeria’s exit from the Paris Club and other creditor nations.

Obasanjo, whose entry into the venue of the event elicited wild, nostalgic cheers from the audience, said while he travelled round the globe to get Nigeria off the Paris Club debt yoke, he received promises from world leaders which were not fruitful thus prompting his government to search for a facilitator and a member of the Group of Seven industrialised nations (G7) which they found in Mr. Blair.

He said the debt relief allowed the country to channel resources into the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) projects notably funds needed to fight infant mortality and morbidity occasioned by such diseases as malaria.
“Since I left public office, I have engaged in issues of health and education which are very critical and I have always looked for an opportunity to meet Tony Blair and say thank you.

“In my eight years of leadership, Blair was in the vanguard of support in the area of health but more importantly in the area of debt relief. I visited world leaders but we needed somebody in G7 to get us debt relief. Blair led G7 to get us debt relief.

“What that has done for us is that the money we would have used to service debt is now being used on MDGs for infant mortality and other things. The money we used for the MDGs came from there,” he said.

He commended the inter-faith initiative which he said was deployed under his administration to tackle HIV/AIDS and it worked.
“People hear Nigeria as a land of religious crisis and destruction of lives. This one is about peace. Why are we not telling the world that we are religious and not religious fanatics. What we hear after the terror incident involving Nigeria is that when we call terrorism, Americans catch cold,” he said, eliciting laughter from the audience.

In his remarks, the former British premier recalled that he spoke severally with President Obasanjo on his African Commission initiative which led to the commitment of huge sums of money to alleviation of poverty in Africa for which the former president was instrumental.

He commended religious leaders notably the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop John Onaiyekan, for their commitment in the fight against malaria and noted that the coming together of religious leaders on the effort to eradicate malaria and other initiatives would go a long way in ensuring religious harmony in the country.

“The issue of religious faith will be of the same significance to the 21st century as political ideology was to the 20th century. In an era of globalisation, there is nothing more important than getting people of different faiths and cultures to understand each other better and live in peace and mutual respect; and to give faith itself its proper place in the future,” he said.

Also yesterday, Blair visited Acting President Goodluck Jonathan at his Akinola Aguda residence, Presidential Villa, Abuja and commended him for holding the country together in the face of the daunting political leadership facing the country.
Blair also expressed concern about recent political developments in the country and thanked Jonathan for the skilful way he has handled the country.

Fielding questions from newsmen at the end of about 30 minutes parley with Jonathan, Blair expressed satisfaction that the relation between Nigeria and the United Kingdom had remained very strong over the years. He expressed the hope that Nigeria would continue to play a leading role in the African continent as it’s mandatory on her.

Said Blair: “First of all I would say I am delighted to have seen the Acting President and to discuss with him and hear from him the situation here in Nigeria and the wider region and we were able to talk about some of the issues that are of mutual interest to the relationship between Britain and Nigeria. That relationship is a strong one, and I want it to stay strong.

“I have done lots of work with the previous president of Nigeria while I was in the office and all of Africa and we know that without Nigeria fulfilling its potentials and exacting its leadership, it will be greatly difficult for the whole of Africa.

“I said to the Acting President that I want to thank him for the wise way he and the institution of Nigeria government have handled themselves in the last few days and I want to say it has been a pretty difficult situation and I think they have handled it with skill.”

When asked what the response of Jonathan was on the issues discussed. Blair said, “He was explaining to me the importance of maintaining the right constitutional process and we both agree that one of the greatest things to have happened is returning to democratic government and we would want to see that maintained.

“There is no place for nothing else and I am actually optimistic that this will happen, there is the great desire on the part of the legislature and   the acting president himself to make sure that even in what seems to be unique and difficult situation, the country has been able to function and move forward in a proper way and in a way that helps its people,” he said.


2010 THISDAY Awards: Bush, Blair, Rice Arrive Nigeria

All is now set for today's THISDAY Nigeria-at-50 Awards as the immediate past United States President, George W. Bush; the Secretary of State to his government, Prof. Condoleezza Rice, joined former British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, in Abuja for the event.

Bush and Rice arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport amid heavy security provided by both Nigerian and American personnel.
 Blair arrived quietly on Friday  and had visited Action President Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock and participated in other public service engagements.

Bush and other world leaders are in the country for the awards ceremony set to recognise and honour 50 distinguished  Nigerians who have played critical roles in the country’s developmental efforts since 1960.
The THISDAY Nigeria-at-50 Awards would be a major kick-off for the celebration of Nigeria’s golden jubilee anniversary as an independent nation.

The leaders would hold a discussion on the theme: “Nigeria: The Next 50 Years”. Also, THISDAY Lifetime Achievement Awards would be presented to 15 nominees, whose names were earlier announced by the Board of Editors.
Nigeria’s Acting President Goodluck Jonathan would be special guest of honour along with former Ghanaian President, John Kufour.
At the THISDAY Dome located at the central area of the Federal Capital Territory and a distance of about a few metres from the Three Arms zone, which is housing the National Assembly, Presiden-tial Villa and the Supreme Court, security was very tight.

Most of the nominees for the awards and their well-wishers had already arrived and were lodged in different hotels in the city and the security arrangement was extended to some of the hotels like Transcorp Hilton, NICON Luxury, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chelsea 2, Rockview Hotel among others.

As world leaders and heads of their respective governments, both Blair and Bush cultivated meaningful relationships with Africa and Nigeria in particular.
In line with the sober mood of the country, music sensation, Asa will be the only performer. The performance by Earth, Wind & Fire has been postponed.

Johnson-Sirleaf: Africa’s Future Depends on Good Leadership

Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf  has said the future of African continent depends on good leadership.

She noted that the leaders presently occupying the position of authorities must learn from the past despair, with a view to establishing a better future for Africans.

Sirleaf dropped the hint yesterday in Abeokuta, when she received a honorari causa award from the University of Agriculture (UNAAB).

“I am proud to be part of this leadersship, to have the opportunity to shape the course of Liberia’s and Africa’s future. To the women of Liberia, of Africa, I dare say the world, I say we are no longer bystanders and beneficiaries, we are now full participants in the evolution of our world. Let us go forth and make it a better world”, Sirleaf stressed.

She said  African Universities and colleges of agriculture have  a critical role to play in the revitalisation of the agriculture sector by reforming their curricula to become more relevant and respond to the changing needs of farmers, the agriculture business community  and other stakeholders.

She said the universities of agriculture in Africa need to make their training programmes more responsive to adequately prepare graduates whether as researchers, teachers, extension workers, policy makers or administrators to deal with the complex agricultural development situation in the 21st century.

Serleaf said Africa remains basically an agrarian society and faced with the challenge of extreme poverty, poor health and famine.
According to her, social injustice, economic inequity and political crisis have plagued the continent, while low agriculture productivity and famine have always been the foundation upon which social miseries afflict Africa.
Also speaking  Nigeria’s Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who was represented by the Minister of Education, Dr. Sam Egwu, reiterated the Federal Government’s full support for the principle and objectives behind the establishment of universities of agriculture across the nation to accelerate food security and poverty eradication in the country.

He said that various programmes have been developed to enhance the skill of the students to prepare them for better performances and motivate them into agricultural entrepreneurship after graduation.

“As a post-conflict country emerging from a 14-year civil war, Liberia by all accounts, has made tremendous progress. As was mentioned in the citation, we have formulated a national strategy comprising four pillars-Peace and Security, Economic Revitalization, Governance and the Rule of Law and Infrastructure and Basic services. We have undertaken the first census in 20 years, build a new army, earned the lifting of UN sanctions, advanced toward settlement of our massive external debt of $4.9billion under the HIPC relief programme, made significant progress in the restructure of the economy.

Source: www.thisdayonline.com

Prime Minister,Tymoshenko,withdraws vote challenge.

By YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press Writer
Ukraine's PM Tymoshenko withdraws vote challenge

KIEV, Ukraine – Embattled Ukrainian premier Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday withdrew her legal challenge to the presidential runoff vote, claiming she could not win because the court refused to consider documents that she said showed election fraud.

Tymoshenko lost the Feb. 7 runoff to pro-Russian opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych by just 3.5 percentage points. She has refused to concede and urged a full re-count, claiming that more than 1 million votes had been falsified or miscounted.

"We see no sense to further consider the appeal," Tymoshenko told officials at Ukraine's Administrative Court.
Later she said she was forced into the move by Ukraine's tainted justice system.

"I faced a machine that works beyond justice," she told reporters. "They want to sanctify the fraud and make it look legal."
Judge Alexander Nechitailo said the court would accept the withdrawal but rejected any criticism of its procedures.
"The court thinks the facts listed in Mrs. Tymoshenko's appeal were not proven," he said.

Unlike past elections in Ukraine, international observers deemed the 2010 election free and fair, and Western leaders, including President Barack Obama, congratulated Yanukovych on his victory.

A Yanukovych party official called Tymoshenko's decision on Saturday "fairly predictable."

"The lack of proof forced Tymoshenko to admit the obvious fact — that Viktor Yanukovych won the election," said Anna German, the vice chairwoman of the Party of Regions.

One respected Ukrainian analyst said the Orange Revolution heroine withdrew her appeal after realizing that Yanukovych's forces could successfully pressure the court.

"Tymoshenko understood that she is losing time, that she can't win in the court that is controlled by Yanukovych," analyst Yuri Yakemenko said.

But Vadim Karasyov of the Global Strategies Institute in Kiev said the withdrawal — a major shift in Tymoshenko's tactics — hints toward a possible secret deal she has made with Yanukovych to keep her Orange Coalition in parliament.

"She decided to give up her fight for presidency to focus on keeping her seat as prime minister," he told The Associated Press. "Yanukovych will become a legitimate president, but as his inauguration present he will receive Tymoshenko, a full-time premier who is absolutely legal, controls the parliament and is not going anywhere."

Yanukovych's party has been trying to create a new parliament coalition that could oust Tymoshenko from her post.

Tymoshenko led the 2004 Orange Revolution democracy protests that lead to a court's overturning Yanukovych's 2004 presidential election victory due to vote fraud. A court-ordered rerun was won by her ally, Viktor Yushchenko.

But the two Orange leaders quickly fell out, contributing to a paralyzed political system. Their constant bickering aggravated Ukraine's economic woes as the nation of 43 million reeled amid a steep recession.
Also Saturday, Yushchenko congratulated his former bitter rival Yanukovych on his "legitimate" election victory, according to the outgoing leader's Web site, and expressed hope that Yanukovych will unite the nation and "defend" its nascent democratic traditions.
Some of Yushchenko's supporters in parliament are expected to join a coalition with Yanukovych's party.

Yushchenko got only 5.5 percent of the vote in the Jan. 17 first round of presidential voting. But rather than throw his support behind Tymoshenko, he urged his supporters to vote "against all."
Yanukovych is to be inaugurated as president on Feb. 25.

Sade's Soldier Of Love Marches Into Billboard #1

By Gil Kaufman

Apparently, it doesn't matter how long Sade stays away, because as soon as she slinks back into our lives, we can't get enough of the enigmatic Helen Folasade Adu, whose last album came out in 2000. The smooth-as-silk singer will easily take the top spot on next week's Billboard 200 charts with her sixth full-length album, Soldier of Love, capitalizing on the Valentine's Day holiday and racking up impressive sales of 502,000, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan

That feat was enough to push the previous two-week champ, Lady Antebellum's Need You Now down to #2, as sales slipped a fraction to 208,000. Debuting at #3 is R&B crooner Jaheim, whose Another Round moved 112,000 units, followed by two more new faces in the top 10, country singer Josh Turner with Haywire (#5, 85,000) and Christian pop act tobyMac, with Tonight (#6, 79,000).

The rest of the top 10 are Lil Wayne's Rebirth (#4, 89,000, down 49 percent), Lady Gaga's The Fame (#7, 76,000), the Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (#8, 67,000), Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream (#9, 51,000) and Taylor Swift's Fearless (#10, 50,000).

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé's Crazy Love appeared to get a Winter Olympics boost, as the disc's sales picked up 87 percent following his appearance at Friday night's opening ceremonies, moving 48,000 copies and jumping 11 spots to #11. Coming in at #17 is the latest collabo between Dave Matthews and guitarist Tim Reynolds, Live in Las Vegas, which moved 35,000 copies.

Nick Jonas & the Administration's Who Am I, takes a tumble in week two, dropping 25 spots to #28, as sales fell by 71 percent to 24,000. The news is equally ghastly for Rob Zombie, whose Hellbilly Deluxe 2 dipped 59 percent in its second week, slipping 29 to #37 on sales of 20,000.

Indie darlings Yeasayer have a strong debut at #62 with Odd Blood (12,000), and further down the line, dance act Hot Chip hit #97 in week one with One Life Stand (8,000).

Sade will likely keep the top spot for another week, as no other major releases are scheduled for this week.

Related Post: Sade Adu's Soldier Of Love sold half a million units in its first week.

Sade Adu's Soldier Of Love sold half a million units in its first week

An army of fans more than 500,000 of them  went out to support Sade’s latest CD, “Soldier of Love,” giving the group their first No. 1 disc in 20 years.

“Soldier of Love” sold 501,665 units in its first week, debuting on top of the Billboard 200 album charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The CD is the follow-up to their Grammy-winning album “Lovers Rock,” released in 2000. The group is led by 51-year-old Sade Adu (ah-DOO’).

It’s been 10 years since her last album, a fatal hiatus for almost any other artist, but just another hibernation for a woman whose disdain for fame only deepens our fascination. Sade’s voice sounds unchanged, a unique emotional instrument that conjures visions of rain-streaked windows and windblown streets. Her topics love, loss, sorrow, strength remain the same. But her music has still moved forward.
The aggressive title track makes a bold statement, its stabbing drums continuing the bass-heavy direction of her 2000 release, “Lover’s Rock.” Some of the new album’s 10 songs are classic, smooth Sade. But there’s also a country twanger, a reggae-tinged ode to father who are not husbands, even Sade’s first uptempo number since 1992’s “Kiss of Life.”

This is only the sixth album in 25 years for Helen Folasade Adu, born in her father’s Nigeria and raised in her mother’s England. She is still working with her original three bandmates: bassist Paul Denman, guitarist and saxophonist Stuart Matthewman, and keyboardist Andrew Hale. She is still mysterious, ageless and defiant.
“I only make records when I feel I have something to say,” Sade says on her Web site. “I’m not interested in releasing music just for the sake of selling something. Sade is not a brand.”

Source: www.vanguardngr.com

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African Union suspends Niger as junta tightens control

Friday, February 19, 2010

The African Union suspended Niger on Friday, a day after a deadly coup toppled President Mamadou Tandja, as the new ruling junta lifted a curfew and cemented its control on the uranium-rich country.

Thousands of people meanwhile took to the streets to celebrate Thursday's coup and express support for the soldiers, witnesses said.

"As of today, Niger will not be represented in our activities," said Mull Sebujja Katende, who presides over the African Union's peace and security council.
"We have condemned the coup and imposed sanctions on Niger: Niger is suspended from all activities of the AU," he said.

The body also called for Niger to revert to the constitution in place before an August referendum which allowed Tandja to stay in office, potentially for life.

Related article: Mamadou Tandja, ex-soldier who casts shadow over Niger

International condemnation of the coup grew with the United States calling for a "speedy return to democracy" and former colonial ruler France demanding fresh elections "in the coming months".
Niger's military junta meanwhile authorised free movement in and out of the country after capturing the president and sacking his government.

"The situation is under control," junta spokesman Colonel Goukoye Abdoulkarim told journalists.
Chronology: Political crisis in Niger

In the capital Niamey, thousands of people gathered outside the military barracks to express support for the junta, shouting "Long live the soldiers" and "We are in your support," an AFP correspondent said.
A prominent junta member, Colonel Djibrilla Hamidou Hima, addressed the crowd and told people to spread the word that country was "doing fine".

Hundreds of people also gathered in the western city of Dosso "to express their support for the junta," trader Mahamadou Boureima told AFP by telephone.

People on motorcycles, in cars and on foot shouted "long live the council (junta)" and "Down with the regime of Tandja", the trader said.

There were also celebrations in Tahoua, the home region of leading opposition figure Mahamadou Issoufou, residents told AFP.

An opposition coalition, the Coordination of Democratic Forces for the Republic, meanwhile called on its members to "participate massively" in a pro-junta rally in Niamey on Saturday.

Factfile: Niger

The army on Thursday stormed the palace during a cabinet meeting and seized Tandja and detained his ministers before announcing it was suspending a constitution that the 71-year-old forced through with the contested August referendum.

The junta swung into action late Thursday with a call for support from the 15 million population, promising to make the world's third largest uranium producer a beacon of "good democracy and governance" after months of political turmoil.

Calling itself the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy (CSRD), it dissolved the government of the poverty-stricken nation, then held its first meeting with senior officials of ministries on Friday.
In his first public speech to reporters, junta leader Major Salou Djibo said he would set up a consultative working council to take collective decisions. Related article: Niger coup leader is a virtual unknown
Tanks and trucks mounted with machine guns were stationed Friday around the presidential palace, the prime minister's office and the foreign ministry.

The junta confirmed it was holding Tandja at a military establishment in the capital and said he was well.

At least three soldiers were killed during fierce gunbattles that accompanied the coup. A watch tower at the palace in downtown Niamey was hit by a rocket while a gate was also damaged.

European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton Friday condemned the coup, as did France, while African Union chief Jean Ping said there should be "zero tolerance" for taking power by force.
Niger has been embroiled in political crisis for nearly a year since Tandja, who was in power for more than a decade, launched his bid to extend his rule.

Talks between Niger's government and the opposition to end the political standoff were suspended last week, having repeatedly stalled since they began on December 21.

Tiger Woods Apology:Media Address Statement Text

Text of Tiger Woods’ statement Friday, as transcribed by ASAP Sports:

Tiger Woods and mother, Kultida Woods 

Good morning, and thank you for joining me. Many of you in this room are my friends. Many of you in this room know me. Many of you have cheered for me or you’ve worked with me or you’ve supported me.

Now every one of you has good reason to be critical of me. I want to say to each of you, simply and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in.

I know people want to find out how I could be so selfish and so foolish. People want to know how I could have done these things to my wife Elin and to my children. And while I have always tried to be a private person, there are some things I want to say.

Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words; it will come from my behavior over time. We have a lot to discuss; however, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us.

I am also aware of the pain my behavior has caused to those of you in this room. I have let you down, and I have let down my fans. For many of you, especially my friends, my behavior has been a personal disappointment. To those of you who work for me, I have let you down personally and professionally. My behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners.

To everyone involved in my foundation, including my staff, board of directors, sponsors, and most importantly, the young students we reach, our work is more important than ever. Thirteen years ago, my dad and I envisioned helping young people achieve their dreams through education. This work remains unchanged and will continue to grow. From the Learning Center students in Southern California to the Earl Woods scholars in Washington, D.C., millions of kids have changed their lives, and I am dedicated to making sure that continues.

But still, I know I have bitterly disappointed all of you. I have made you question who I am and how I could have done the things I did. I am embarrassed that I have put you in this position.

For all that I have done, I am so sorry.

I have a lot to atone for, but there is one issue I really want to discuss. Some people have speculated that Elin somehow hurt or attacked me on Thanksgiving night. It angers me that people would fabricate a story like that. Elin never hit me that night or any other night. There has never been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage, ever. Elin has shown enormous grace and poise throughout this ordeal. Elin deserves praise, not blame.

The issue involved here was my repeated irresponsible behavior. I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame.

I stopped living by the core values that I was taught to believe in. I knew my actions were wrong, but I convinced myself that normal rules didn’t apply. I never thought about who I was hurting. Instead, I thought only about myself. I ran straight through the boundaries that a married couple should live by. I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn’t have to go far to find them.

I was wrong. I was foolish. I don’t get to play by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me. I brought this shame on myself. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife’s family, my friends, my foundation, and kids all around the world who admired me.

I’ve had a lot of time to think about what I’ve done. My failures have made me look at myself in a way I never wanted to before. It’s now up to me to make amends, and that starts by never repeating the mistakes I’ve made. It’s up to me to start living a life of integrity.

I once heard, and I believe it’s true, it’s not what you achieve in life that matters; it’s what you overcome. Achievements on the golf course are only part of setting an example. Character and decency are what really count.

Parents used to point to me as a role model for their kids. I owe all those families a special apology. I want to say to them that I am truly sorry.

It’s hard to admit that I need help, but I do. For 45 days from the end of December to early February, I was in inpatient therapy receiving guidance for the issues I’m facing. I have a long way to go. But I’ve taken my first steps in the right direction.

As I proceed, I understand people have questions. I understand the press wants to ask me for the details and the times I was unfaithful. I understand people want to know whether Elin and I will remain together. Please know that as far as I’m concerned, every one of these questions and answers is a matter between Elin and me. These are issues between a husband and a wife.

Some people have made up things that never happened. They said I used performance-enhancing drugs. This is completely and utterly false. Some have written things about my family. Despite the damage I have done, I still believe it is right to shield my family from the public spotlight. They did not do these things; I did.

I have always tried to maintain a private space for my wife and children. They have been kept separate from my sponsors, my commercial endorsements. When my children were born, we only released photographs so that the paparazzi could not chase them. However, my behavior doesn’t make it right for the media to follow my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter to school and report the school’s location. They staked out my wife and they pursued my mom. Whatever my wrongdoings, for the sake of my family, please leave my wife and kids alone.

I recognize I have brought this on myself, and I know above all I am the one who needs to change. I owe it to my family to become a better person. I owe it to those closest to me to become a better man. That’s where my focus will be.

I have a lot of work to do, and I intend to dedicate myself to doing it. Part of following this path for me is Buddhism, which my mother taught me at a young age. People probably don’t realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist, and I actively practiced my faith from childhood until I drifted away from it in recent years. Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously I lost track of what I was taught.

As I move forward, I will continue to receive help because I’ve learned that’s how people really do change. Starting tomorrow, I will leave for more treatment and more therapy. I would like to thank my friends at Accenture and the players in the field this week for understanding why I’m making these remarks today.

In therapy I’ve learned the importance of looking at my spiritual life and keeping in balance with my professional life. I need to regain my balance and be centered so I can save the things that are most important to me, my marriage and my children.

That also means relying on others for help. I’ve learned to seek support from my peers in therapy, and I hope someday to return that support to others who are seeking help. I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don’t know when that day will be.

I don’t rule out that it will be this year. When I do return, I need to make my behavior more respectful of the game. In recent weeks I have received many thousands of e-mails, letters and phone calls from people expressing good wishes. To everyone who has reached out to me and my family, thank you. Your encouragement means the world to Elin and me.

I want to thank the PGA TOUR, Commissioner Finchem, and the players for their patience and understanding while I work on my private life. I look forward to seeing my fellow players on the course.

Finally, there are many people in this room, and there are many people at home who believed in me. Today I want to ask for your help. I ask you to find room in your heart to one day believe in me again.

Thank you.

Texas man, Joseph Stack III crashes plane into IRS office

                                                                   IRS Office Texas

Joseph Stack III was the software engineer who crashed his plane into a Texas office building containing nearly 200 Internal Revenue Service employees. He killing himself and at least one worker, apparently left behind an irate anti-government manifesto but offered little other hint of his intentions before the attack.

The wife of A. Joseph Stack III told the Red Cross that she is planning to contact media and answer questions on Friday, February 19, 2010. She spoke on condition of anonymity that her husband apparently set fire to their house and posted his rambling screed on the Web before launching his suicide attack

"He didn't rant about anything; he wasn't obsessed with the government or any of that. ... Not a loner, not off in a corner. He had friends and conversation and ordinary stuff," said Pam Parker, an Austin attorney whose husband played in a band with Stack.

In the self-described "rant" dated Thursday and signed "Joe Stack (1956-2010)," the author fumed about the IRS and wrote, "Nothing changes unless there is a body count."

The pilot took off in a four-seat, single engine Piper PA-28 from an airport in Georgetown, about 30 miles from Austin. He flew low over the Austin skyline before plowing into the side of the hulking black-glass building just before 10 a.m. Flames shot from the building, windows exploded and terrified workers rushed to get out.

Emergency crews originally said people were missing inside the building, but later recovered two bodies. Austin Fire Department Battalion Chief Palmer Buck declined to discuss the identities of those found, but said authorities had now "accounted for everybody."

Benny Hinn files for divorce

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The wife of televangelist Benny Hinn has filed for divorce from the high-profile pastor, whose reputation as an advocate of prosperity gospel has attracted millions of followers and criticism from lawmakers and watchdog groups over his lavish lifestyle.

Suzanne Hinn filed the papers in Orange County Superior Court on Feb. 1, citing irreconcilable differences, after more than 30 years of marriage. The papers note the two separated on Jan. 26 and that Hinn has been living in Dana Point, a wealthy coastal community in southern Orange County.

"Pastor Benny Hinn and his immediate family were shocked and saddened to learn of this news without any previous notice," Benny Hinn Ministries said Thursday in a statement. "Although Pastor Hinn has faithfully endeavored to bring healing to their relationship, those efforts failed and were met with the petition for divorce that was filed without notice."

Hinn is one of the best known advocates of the prosperity gospel, which teaches that Christians who are right with God will be rewarded with wealth and health in this lifetime.

His TV broadcasts on the Trinity Broadcast Network, a Pentecostal broadcasting juggernaut, and other TV networks are seen by millions of people around the world nearly every day. He travels the globe in his ministry's plane, named Dove One, holding events he calls "Miracle Crusades" that include spiritual healings.

Hinn has never fully publicly disclosed how he spends the money he raises, but his vast ministry is believed to be a multimillion-dollar operation. There was no mention of finances in the court filing, which listed three recent Southern California addresses for the family.

Over the years, Hinn has been the target of intense criticism from fellow Christians and watchdog groups who call his teachings false and accuse him of raising money only to enrich himself.

He is one of six televangelists under investigation by Sen. Charles Grassley, the Iowa Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, over whether he complied with IRS rules for nonprofits. Hinn has said on his Web site that external auditors ensure his compliance with IRS regulations and that in 2008, 88 percent of the money he collected was spent on ministry.

Benny Hinn Ministries is based in Grapevine, Texas, and operates a church and television studio in Aliso Viejo in California's Orange County, according to its Web site.

Sorrell Trope, the attorney with the law firm representing Suzanne Hinn, did not return a call for comment. A woman at his office said the firm does not comment on divorce filings without the client's approval.


Tiger Woods is back in Florida

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tiger Woods and Trainnee Companion 
Just hours after it was announced Tiger Woods will break his silence during a press conference on Friday, the superstar athlete was photographed in public for the first time since The ENQUIRER spotted him in rehab.

The disgraced golfer is slowly returning into public life. He was snapped jogging with a male companion near Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday.

In what appears to be a carefully orchestrated photo op, he’s wearing a Nike shirt. Nike is one of the few sponsor that didn't drop Tiger when news broke of his extramarital affairs.

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Nigeria Succession: Peaceful, But Illegal by John Campbell.

Nigeria Succession: Peaceful, But Illegal by John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council for Foreign Relations.

Nigeria's National Assembly voted February 9 to make Vice President Goodluck Jonathan the country's acting president until President Umaru Musa Yar'adua resumes his duties or dies, ending the vacuum in executive authority since President Yar'adua entered a Saudi hospital in November.

The assembly's vote shows that Nigeria's rival political elites have reached a fragile compromise, even though it violates the unwritten but hitherto sacrosanct principle that the presidency alternate between the Muslim north and the Christian south. Since 2007, it has been the north's turn for the presidency, and Yar'adua is a northern Muslim. Jonathan, however, is a southern Christian.

This compromise became possible because of the northern elite's disunity. Concern about ethnic and religious conflict in the north and the resumption of militant attacks on oil installations in the Delta also played a crucial role, causing anxiety that the army might step in. It is widely believed in Nigeria that military coups almost occurred on December 31, 2009, and January 15, 2010. The perception that Jonathan is unlikely to challenge elite interests also probably facilitated agreement to his interim presidency.

Though the leadership void has been filled by a peaceful political process, it is not constitutional or legal. The president of the Nigeria Bar Association and others observe that the assembly does not have the constitutional authority to confer an acting presidency temporarily on the vice president. This illegality raises the possibility that any decision Jonathan makes in his new capacity may someday be challenged in the courts. More immediately, it remains to be seen whether Jonathan's assumption of power will be challenged legally or otherwise by Yar'adua's circle, which is essentially out in the cold after only thirty months of power. Jonathan has already shuffled Michael Aondoakaa, Yar'adua's powerful attorney general, into a lesser cabinet post.

Opponents reject the claim that there was no other way out of the impasse. They argue, for example, that the National Assembly has the authority to impeach the president. Yar'adua's prolonged absence from the country and inability or refusal to communicate with the federal government provided the basis for impeachment. If Yar'adua had been removed in that way, Jonathan would then have become president legally and constitutionally. That did not happen, to the chagrin of many Nigerians seeking to establish the rule of law.
As would be expected after an extra-legal change of presidents, Jonathan's initial presidential speech on February 9 asserted the constitutionality of the assembly's vote and promised free and fair elections in 2011. 

He also promised to address the grievances of the oil-rich Delta. However, Jonathan is not a dynamic political leader. Up to now, he has shown little inclination or ability to counter the elite interests necessary to move forward the reform agenda now dead in the water. Yar'adua's weak presidency is likely to be followed by an even weaker Jonathan one, with the latter enjoying not even the former's fig leaf of legitimacy derived from rigged presidential elections. On February 10, Standard & Poor observed that Jonathan's succession was only a short-term solution to a continuing constitutional crisis.

Nevertheless, in his native Delta, armed militants may give Jonathan a short-term honeymoon. If so, over the next few weeks, attacks on oil facilities may diminish, creating an opening for movement on Delta grievances--at least until fighting resumes among militants engaged by rival politicians vying for ruling-party nomination in the run-up to the 2011 elections.

Thus far, public reaction to the change of presidents has been muted, just as it was during the string of bloodless coups in the 1980s and 1990s.  Now as then, none of the Nigerian leadership generates passionate public enthusiasm. Jonathan's succession has been part of an elite game of little relevance to the Nigerian people who are already largely alienated from their government. For most Nigerians, protesting an unconstitutional change in the presidency, like rigged elections, is not worth a police beating.

iPad features

Monday, February 15, 2010

LED-Backlit IPS Display
The high-resolution, 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS display on iPad is remarkably crisp and vivid. 

The Multi-Touch screen on iPad is based on the same revolutionary technology on iPhone.

Thin and Light
One of the first things you’ll notice about iPad is how thin and light it is. The screen is 9.7 inches measured diagonally. 

Up to 10 Hours Battery Life
To maximize battery life, Apple engineers took the same lithium-polymer battery technology they developed for Mac notebook computers and applied it to the iPad.

With built-in 802.11n, iPad takes advantage of the fastest Wi-Fi networks. It automatically locates available Wi-Fi networks, which you can join with a few taps. iPad also comes with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology, letting you connect to devices like wireless headphones or the Apple Wireless Keyboard.

iPad will also be available in a 3G model with superfast data speeds up to 7.2 Mbps.3 So if you’re traveling or you happen to be somewhere without a Wi-Fi network, you can still get a fast connection for surfing the web, downloading email, or getting directions.

The A4 chip inside iPad was custom-designed by Apple engineers to be extremely powerful yet extremely power efficient. The performance is unlike anything you’ve ever seen on a touch-based device.

The 30-pin connector on the bottom of the iPad allows you to dock and charge it. It also lets you connect to iPad accessories like the Camera Connection Kit and the Keyboard Dock.

The powerful built-in speaker produces rich, full sound perfect for watching a movie or listening to music. iPad also comes with a headphone jack and a built-in microphone.

Who is Joslyn James? She was born Veronica Siwik-Daniels in Adirondack, New York.

Joslyn James

1. Joslyn James, 39-year-old, is a hard-core American porn star.

2. She was born in Adirondack, New York and is the eighth woman linked to Tiger Woods since the scandal broke on November 27.

3. Her real name is Veronica Siwik-Daniels.

4. The brunette, who has the word “orgasm” tattooed on her upper left thigh, reportedly considered herself Woods' “full-time mistress”.

5. Shortly after news of Tiger’s transgressions emerged Joslyn posted a status update on her Facebook page, saying: “I find it comical when certain individuals have no life of their own and want to be ME... so terribly bad.”

6. According to US sports website Deadspin.com Joslyn boasted of her relationship with Tiger to a friend.

7. Another friend reportedly said the porn star would confide in her about “all the freaky sh*t Tiger dug in bed”.

8. In her porn roles 34DD, Joslyn is said to specialise in kinky sex.

9. She claims to have provided “years of faithful service to Woods’ virulent sexual appetite,” according to one woman who knew her.

10. Joslyn has appeared in 18 adult films including “Big Breasted Nurses 1”, “Porn Star Brides” and “MILF Worship 4”.

Tiger Woods got Joslyn James impregnated twice?

Tiger Woods' porn-star ex-mistress claims the disgraced golfer impregnated her twice, but her stepmother is giving her story a cold shower, describing her as a "compulsive liar."

In dueling interviews, Joslyn James said she paid the consequences for not practicing safe-sex with Woods while Deborah Siwik said her step-daughter is not to be believed.

"Joslyn is a compulsive liar and a bad mom," Siwik told Radaronline.com.

In an interview with "Inside Edition" that was to air Monday night, James, 32, insisted Woods got her pregnant twice. The first pregnancy, she said, ended in a miscarriage and the second was aborted.

She said she never told Woods about the pregnancies, which coincided with the two pregnancies of the golfer's wife, Elin. "The first one was when Elin was pregnant with Sam," said James, referring to Woods's 2-year-old daughter.

The second time she got pregnant, James said she quietly had an abortion, explaining, "Elin was pregnant with Charlie at that time. I just didn't want to ruin anything.

"I feel bad for Elin," added James, who says she carried on a steamy three-year affair with Woods. "She didn't deserve this and she didn't deserve being humiliated."

James - whose X-rated movies include "Porn Star Brides" and "Top Heavy 4" - claims she got pregnant because she and Tiger never practiced safe sex.

"It was never talked about. It was never protected," she said. Lending credence to her claims she had Tiger by the tail, James shared a series of old racy text messages with "Inside Edition" from an amorous-sounding Woods. "Baby I'm not going anywhere or doing anything. You please me like no other has or ever will. I'm not losing that," Woods purportedly texted James.

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Amy Bishop has a violent and deadly past - Alabama Police Department

Amy Bishop, a 42-year-old neurobiologist, could face the death penalty for allegedly shooting dead the chairman of the biology department and two other professors on Friday after being denied a permanent university post. Two professors and an assistant were wounded.

Amy Bishop, a Harvard-educated professor who went on a shooting rampage at the University of Alabama may have escaped charges for the killing of her teenage brother in 1986 because of a police cover-up. Ms Bishop, then 19, shot her brother Seth, 18, a violinist and prize-winning science student, with a shotgun during an argument.

Ms Bishop was freed after John Polio, the police chief at the time, apparently halted the investigation. John Polio ordered officers to free Ms Bishop and declare the shooting accidental.

According to the police chief, Ms Bishop’s mother, Judith, was a public official who sat on a police personnel committee. Apart from a short entry in the Braintree police log the case file on the death, including a seven-page report, has disappeared.

Mr. Polio, now 87, denied that the police had improperly let Ms Bishop go free.

Ms Bishop, who has four children, obtained a PhD from Harvard University in 1993. She began teaching at the University of Alabama in 2003. She was told last year that she would not get a tenured, or permanent, position and that this was her last term. Colleagues described her as a brilliant researcher but a poor teacher and communicator.

Amy Bishop is Assistant Professor at the department of Biological Sciences. She teaches BYS 313: Anatomy & Physiology 1, BYS 314: Anatomy & Physiology 2, BYS 400/600: Introduction to Neuroscience, Special Topics 691: Mechanisms of resistance to oxidative stress in the CNS and Special Topics 692: Research. The list of her publication, abstracts, & presentations can be view here.


Anderson, L. B., Anderson P. B., Anderson T. B., Bishop A., Anderson J., Effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on motor neuron survival (2009) International Journal of General Medicine. In press

Bishop A., Green-Hobbs K., Eguchi A., Pennie C., Anderson J.E., Estévez A. Differential sensitivity of oligodendrocytes and motor neurons to reactive nitrogen species: a new paradigm for the etiology of Multiple Sclerosis (2009). Journal of Neurochemistry. (109) 93-104. [PDF]

Bishop A, Gooch R, Green-Hobbs K, Cashman N. R., Demple B., Anderson J. E., Estévez A.,. Mitigation of nitrotyrosine formation in motor neurons adapted to nitrooxidative stress. (2009) Journal of Neurochemistry. (109) 74-84. [PDF]

Bishop A., Gooch R., Anderson J., Induced Adaptive Resistance to Nitrooxidative Stress in the CNS: Therapeutic Implications (2006) Current Medicinal Chemistry - Central Nervous System Agents 6(4). [PDF]

Bishop A. & Anderson J. (2005). NO signaling in the CNS: From the Physiological to the Pathological. TOXICOLOGY (208):193-205. [PDF]

Amy Bishop, Shaw Fung-Yet, Mark J. Perrella, Arthur M. Lee, Neil R. Cashman & Bruce Demple (2004) A key role for heme oxygenase-1 in nitric oxide resistance in murine motor neurons and glia. BBRC 325:3-9. [PDF]

Amy Bishop, Neil R. Cashman. (2003) Induced adaptive resistance to oxidative stress in the CNS: Discussion of possible mechanisms and their therapeutic potential. Current Drug Metabolism 4(2) 171-184. [PDF]

Amy Bishop, John C. Marquis, Neil R. Cashman, and Bruce Demple (1999) Adaptive resistance to nitric oxide in motor neurons. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 26(7/8) 978-986. [PDF]

Bishop A., Wolf J. H., Cittadini A., Travers K., Morgan J. P. (1998) Increased responsiveness to epinephrine and decreased cAMP levels in skeletal muscle of rats with chronic heart failure. Annals of the New York Academy of Science 853: 209-219.

Bishop A., Paz M. A., Karnovsky M. L., Gallop P. M.(1998) Methoxatin (PQQ) in mammalian systems. Nutrition Reviews 56(10) 287-293.

Grossman J. D., Bishop A., Travers K., Perrault C., Woolf T., Hampton T., Kasgado-Flores, Gonzalez-Serratos H., Morgan J. P.(1996) Deficient cellular cyclic AMP may cause both cardiac and skeletal muscle dysfunction in heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2(4) 5105-51011.

Bishop A., Paz M. A.,Gallop P. M., Karnovsky M. L. (1995) Inhibition of redox cycling of methoxatin (PQQ), and of superoxide release by phagocytic white cells. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 18: 617-620.

Bishop A., Paz M. A., Gallop P. M., Karnovsky M. L.(1994) Methoxatin (PQQ) in guinea-pig neutrophils. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 17(4) 311-320.

Karnovsky M. L., Bishop A., Camerero V. C.P.C., Paz M. A., Colepicolo P., Ribiero J. M. C. and Gallop P. M.(1994) Aspects of the release of superoxide by leukocytes and the means by which this is switched off. Environmental Health Perspectives 102(10) 43-44.

Fluckiger R., Paz M. A., Mah J., Bishop A. and Gallop P. M. (1993) Characterization of the glycine-dependent redox-cycling activity in animal fluids and tissues using specific inhibitors and activators: evidence for presence of PQQ. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 196 61-68.

Gallop P. M., Paz M. A., Fluckiger R., Bishop A. and Henson E.(1992) Is the Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Putative New Vitamin, PQQ, Involved with Nitric Oxide in Bone Metabolism? Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues pp 29-38.

Abstracts and Presentations

Anderson, L. B., Anderson P. B., Anderson T. B., Bishop A., Anderson J., Effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on motor neuron survival. Society for Neuroscience 2008. Washington D.C. [POSTER-PDF]

Eguchi A., Hobbs K. G., Pennie C., Anderson J, Bishop A., (2008) Understanding Nitric Oxide Resistance in Motor Neurons and Oligodendrocytes: Implications for Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Society for Neuroscience 2008., Washington D.C. [POSTER-PDF]

Amy Bishop, Kimberly Green-Hobbs, Asuka Eguchi, Cedona Pennie, Enrique Sosa and James Anderson (2007) Nitric Oxide (NO) Resistance in Motor Neurons and Oligodendrocytes: Implications for ALS and MS. Society for Neuroscience 2007, San Diego, CA. [POSTER-PDF]

Sosa E., Howard R. E., Eguchi A., Stallsmith B., Bishop A. (2007) Sexual Dimorphic patterns of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor in the CNS of Lythrus Fasciloris. (Scarlet Shiners) Society for Neuroscience 2007, San Diego, CA

Bishop A., Gooch R., Cashman N. R., Demple B., (2006) Mitigation of peroxynitrite-mediated NO toxicity as a possible mechanism of induced adaptive resistance. Society for Neuroscience 2006 Meeting, Atlanta, GA

Green Hobbs K., Gooch R., Anderson J., and Bishop A., (2006) NO-mediated Toxicity in Motor Neurons and Oligodendrocytes: Elucidation of Mechanisms for MS Pathology. Society for Neuroscience 2006 Meeting, Atlanta GA.

Green Hobbs K. and Bishop A. (April 2-3, 2006) Differential Nitric Oxide (NO) Sensitivity in Motor Neurons and Oligodendrocytes: Implication for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). National Science Foundation/Alabama LSAMP/BD Conference Auburn University, Auburn, AL. (First Prize)

Green Hobbs K. and Bishop A. (March 31, 2006) Differential Nitric Oxide (NO) Sensitivity in Motor Neurons and Oligodendrocytes: Implication for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Sigma Xi Research Day, Huntsville AL. (First Prize)

Green Hobbs K. and Bishop A. (March 15-19, 2006) Nitric Oxide Sensitivity on Motor Neurons: Comparison between Differentiated and less Differentiated Cells. 18th Annual National Black Graduate Student Conference Las Vegas, NV. March 15-19, 2006.

Green-Hobbs K., Anderson J., and Bishop A. (2005) Differential Nitric Oxide (NO) Sensitivity in Motor Neurons and Oligodendrocytes: Implication for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). International Society for Neuroscience 2005, Washington D.C. [POSTER-PDF]

Chodimella R., Anderson J., Hong Y., Bishop A., (2005) Nitric oxide sensitivity and differentiation status in motor neurons. International Society for Neuroscience 2005, Washington D.C.

Gooch R., Anderson J., Cashman N. R., Demple B, Bishop A. (2005) A possible mechanism of induced adaptive resistance in motor neurons: implications for CNS injury and disease. International Society for Neuroscience 2005, Washington D.C.[POSTER-PDF]

Anderson J., Holmes T., Perella, M., Demple B., Bishop A. (2005) A possible Mechanisms of nitric oxide resistance in motor neurons. (2005) Young Faculty Research Proceedings, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Nicholas N.,, Holmes T., Bridge K., Cashman N. R., Anderson J., Bishop A.. (September 2004) Homeland Security Alert: NO is a Free Radical and Weapon of Mass Destruction! Partners for Biotechnology Research Conference, Monte Sano Mt. Conference Center, Huntsville, AL.

Holmes T., Cashman N. R., Bishop A.. (September 2004) Just Say NO! The role of NO in differentiation of oligodendrocytes. Partners for Biotechnology Research Conference, Monte Sano Mt. Conference Center, Huntsville, AL.

Nicholas N., Bridge K, Cashman N. R. and Bishop A. (September 2004) NO, NMDAR, AchR, NMJ and other letters brought to you by Bishop’s Alphabet Soup. Partners for Biotechnology Research Conference, Monte Sano Mt. Conference Center, Huntsville, AL.

Bishop A. Adaptive resistance to nitric oxide in the CNS. (October 23, 2003) Invited Speaker, Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA).

Bishop A. Adaptive resistance to nitric oxide in the CNS. (March, 2003) Invited Speaker, University of Alabama at Huntsville.

Bishop A. Adaptive resistance to nitric oxide in the CNS. (October, 2002) Invited Speaker, Department of Cardiovascular Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Bishop A. Adaptive resistance to nitric oxide in the CNS. (October, 2002) Invited Speaker, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University.

Bishop A. Adaptive resistance to nitric oxide in the CNS. (2002) Invited Speaker, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Bishop A. Adaptive resistance to nitric oxide in the CNS. (February, 2002) Invited Speaker, The Boston Area Neuroscience Group.

Bishop A. Adaptive Resistance to Nitric Oxide in Motor Neurons. (February, 2002) Invited Speaker, Neuroscience Seminar Series, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital.

Bishop A. Adaptive Resistance to Nitric Oxide in Motor Neurons. (February, 2000) Symposium on Nitric Oxide, The Boston Area Neuroscience Group.

Bishop A. (May, 1999) Adaptive resistance to nitric oxide in motor neurons. Symposium on Nitric Oxide The New England Free Radical/Oxygen Society.

Bishop A., Marquis J. C., Cashman N. R., Demple B. (November 7-12, 1998), Adaptive Resistance to Nitric Oxide in Motor Neurons. Seminar International Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 1998.

Bishop A., Demple B.. (July 20-26, 1997) Nitric oxide induction of heme oxygenase 1 in a mouse motor neuron cell line. J. Neurochemistry 69 suppl. (S184D). Joint Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry & the American Society for Neurochemistry.

Bishop A., Marquis J. C., Demple B. (March 26, 1997) Adaptive response to nitric oxide in a mouse motor neuron cell line, NSC34. Minisymposium on Oxidants and Signal Transduction, The New England Free Radical/ Oxygen Society.

Grossman J. D., Bishop A., Douglas PS, Katz SE, Perreault CL, Gonzalez-Serratos H., Morgan JP. (November 13-16, 1995) Deficient cellular cyclic AMP may cause skeletal and cardiac muscle dysfunction in heart failure. Circulation. 1995:92 (Suppl I):I-385. 68th Scientific Sessions American Heart Association.

Bishop A., Grossman J. D., Gonzalez-Serratos H. and Morgan J. P. (September 6-9, 1995) Effect of cAMP on skeletal muscle isolated from rats with chronic heart failure. J General Physiology 1995:105;20A. The 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Physiologists.

Paz M. A., Fluckiger R., Mah J., Bishop A. and Stang P. A. (May 22-27, 1994) The PQQ: AntiPQQ system and the regulation of cytosolic and mitochondria process. 3rd Meeting on PQQ and Quinoproteins.

Karnovsky M. L., Bishop A., Camerero V. C.P.C., Paz M. A., Colepicolo P., Ribiero J. M.C. and Gallop P. M. (1993) Aspects of the release of superoxide by leukocytes and means by which this is switched off. Meeting of Oxygen Radicals and Lung Injury.

Bishop A., Paz M. A., Karnovsky M. L., Gallop P. M. (July 6-10, 1992) PQQ's regulation of superoxide production in activated neutrophils. Poster Gordon Conference on "Redox active amino acid cofactors".

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