The authoritative daily Al-Watan says in its Sunday edition that the ministerial committee is considering fatal shootings as an alternative

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia A Saudi newspaper says a ministerial committee is looking into formally dropping public beheadings as a method of execution in the oil-rich kingdom.

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where a death sentence results in beheading in a public square.

The authoritative daily Al-Watan says in its Sunday edition that the ministerial committee is considering fatal shootings as an alternative.

The move to end beheadings may be coming due to a shortage of swordsmen, reports Ahram online.

There have been calls in the kingdom for replacing public beheadings with lethal injections carried out in prisons.

The kingdom executes anyone convicted of murder, armed robbery, rape and trafficking in drugs.

It has executed 15 people so far this year, 76 last year and 79 in 2011.

There was no official confirmation immediately available of the newspaper's report.

The move comes fresh on the heels of the announcement last week that the executions of seven Saudis sentenced to death by crucifixion and firing squad have been postponed.

A Saudi security official said King Abdullah would review the sentences. He met families of the seven on Sunday.

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The seven were juveniles at the time they were arrested for armed robbery, a capital offense in Saudi Arabia. One told The Associated Press by telephone from prison that they were tortured to force confessions and barred access to lawyers.

Those who prefer to linger over their meals or drink, don't," said Yoshikazu

(CBS News) Jiro Ono is an octogenarian who works out of a tiny kitchen in the basement of a Tokyo office building. He also happens to be a culinary superstar. Lucy Craft paid a visit to the sushi master and his son, also a chef, and has this report:

In Japan, there are about 30,000 sushi shops, but there's no one quite like sushi phenomenon Jiro Ono.

Still pressing rice and fish every day at the age of 87, Jiro has helped transform what was once a street food snack into gourmet cuisine.

A Michelin three-star chef, Jiro was Immortalized in a recent documentary, «Jiro Dreams of Sushi.» The aging artisan draws a steady stream of besotted admirers from the U.S. and around the world, despite prices that start at almost $400 a person.

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At his side is the elder of his two sons, Yoshikazu. Like the crown prince to a long-lived king, the 50-year-old heir patiently bides his time, waiting to take the reins from a living legend.

«From society's point of view, my father is way up here, up above the clouds,» said Yoshikazu. «But slowly, I'm reaching his level. I'm not just riding his coat tails.»

Like most men of his generation, Jiro Ono was an absentee father, a stranger to his own family, as he logged grueling, 18-hour days, year after year. This workaholic intensity was fueled not just by possibilities of the future, but harrowing memories of the past.

«I was determined to make sure my children would never have to suffer as I did,» Ono said.

Jiro's own childhood was brief, cut short when his struggling family sent him away to live and work at a restaurant. He was just seven years old.

«I was too young to apprentice with the gardener or carpenter,» he said. «The local restaurant was the only place that would take me. So that's how I ended up in this business.»

Vowing never to go hungry again, Jiro set up shop in the basement of a Ginza office building, humble quarters for his now-celebrated eatery, Sukiyabashi Jiro. Endlessly honing and tinkering with ingredients, preparation and presentation, he forged a kind of sushi alchemy.

Yoshikazu and his cooks faithfully replicate Jiro's almost scientific recipes for the perfect tamago omelet, painstakingly pureed and baked without a single air bubble... rice boiled and seasoned in tiny batches, so that it cools to optimal temperature by the time it's served... delicate indigo strips of flounder, draped luxuriously like fine fabric.

Jiro's pinpoint-execution of the culinary process is absolute.

But this iron control, as some diners have discovered (to their peril), doesn't stop at the counter. Patrons must reserve a month in advance, and are expected not just to show up on time, but to consume on time — ideally, eating their sushi no longer than three seconds after it hits the plate. Meals at Jiro's may be shorter than coffee breaks.

The father and son's fastidiousness, and their habit of scolding customers who run afoul of counter etiquette, have earned the Ono family plenty of raspberries along with praise — and they make no apologies for 마닐라 하얏트 호텔 it.

«People who are serious about sushi love our restaurant. Those who prefer to linger over their meals or drink, don't,» said Yoshikazu. «That's why opinions about us are so divided.»

It's not everyone's recipe for success. But for this sushi-making dynasty, they wouldn't have it any other way.

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To see if speech analysis can find early signs, researchers first did the picture-description test on 400 people without cognitive problems and saw no change over time in verbal skills

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Researchers had people describe a picture they were shown in taped sessions two years apart. Those with early-stage mild cognitive impairment slid much faster on certain verbal skills than those who didn't develop thinking problems.

«What we've discovered here is there are aspects of language that are affected earlier than we thought,» before or at the same time that memory problems emerge, said one study leader, Sterling Johnson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This was the largest study ever done of speech analysis for this purpose, and if more testing confirms its value, it might offer a simple, cheap way to help screen people for very early signs of mental decline.

But don't panic; lots of people say «um» and have trouble quickly recalling names as they age. It doesn't necessarily mean trouble is on the way.

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The study was discussed Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.

About 47 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer's is the most common type. In the U.S., about 5.5 million people have the disease, and deaths from Alzheimer's disease have risen dramatically in recent years, a recent government report showed. More Americans are dying from the illness at home. Current drugs can't slow or reverse it, just ease symptoms. Doctors think treatment might need to start sooner to do any good, so there's a push to find early signs.

Mild cognitive impairment causes changes that are noticeable to the person or others, but not enough to interfere with daily life. It doesn't mean these folks will develop Alzheimer's, but many do — 15 to 20 percent per year.

To see if speech analysis can find early signs, researchers first did the picture-description test on 400 people without cognitive problems and saw no change over time in verbal skills. Next, they tested 264 participants in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention, a long-running study of people in their 50s and 60s, most of whom have a parent with Alzheimer's and might be at higher risk for the disease themselves. Of those, 64 already had signs of early decline or developed it over the next two years, according to other neurological tests they took.

In the second round of tests, they declined faster on content (ideas they expressed) and fluency (the flow of speech and how many pauses and filler words they used.) They used more pronouns such as «it» or «they» instead of specific names for things, spoke in shorter sentences and took longer to convey what they had to say.

«Those are all indicators of struggling with that computational load that the brain has to conduct» and supports the role of this test to detect decline, said Julie Liss, a speech expert at Arizona State University who was not involved in the research.

She helped lead a study in 2015 that analyzed dozens of press conferences by former President Ronald Reagan and found evidence of speech changes more than a decade before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She also co-founded a company that analyzes speech for many neurological problems, including dementia, traumatic brain injury and Parkinson's disease.

Researchers could not estimate the cost of testing for a single patient, but for a doctor to offer it requires only a digital tape recorder and a computer program or app to analyze results.

Alan Sweet, 72, a retired state of Wisconsin worker who lives in Madison, is taking part in the study and had the speech test earlier this month. His father had Alzheimer's and his mother had a different type of dementia, Lewy body.

«Watching my parents decline into the awful world of dementia and being responsible for their medical care was the best and worst experience of my life,» he said. «I want to help the researchers learn, furthering medical knowledge of treatment and ultimately, cure.»

Participants don't get individual results; it just aids science.

Another study discussed at the conference on Monday, led by doctoral student Taylor Fields, hints that hearing loss may be another clue to possible mental decline. It involved 783 people from the same Wisconsin registry project. Those who said at the start of the study that they had been diagnosed with hearing loss were more than twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment over the next five years as those who did not start out with a hearing problem.

That sort of information is not strong evidence, but it fits with earlier work along those lines.

Family doctors «can do a lot to help us if they knew what to look for» to catch early signs of decline, said Maria Carrillo, the Alzheimer's Association's chief science officer. Hearing loss, verbal changes and other known risks such as sleep problems might warrant a referral to a neurologist for a dementia check, she said.

The Rio de Janeiro State Health Department said in a statement that the woman's husband was cleaning his spear gun when it went off, firing a harpoon that hit her cervical spine

RIO DE JANEIRO A 28-year-old woman miraculously survived after her husband accidentally shot her in the mouth with a harpoon, Brazilian officials said Wednesday.

The Rio de Janeiro State Health Department said in a statement that the woman's husband was cleaning his spear gun when it went off, firing a harpoon that hit her cervical spine.

Elisangela Borborema Rosa was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery after Monday's incident in the coastal city of Arraial do Cabo.

The statement quotes neurosurgeon Allan da Costa as saying that the harpoon came within 1 centimeter (less than half an inch) of killing the woman. He said he expects a full recovery.

A police officer in Arrial do Cabo said by telephone that officials are looking into the case.

«Everything indicates it was an accident, but we are investigating. We don't think the husband tried to kill her,» said the officer, 마카오 카지노 후기 who cited department policy in declining to let her name be used.

«But once she fully recovers we will be able to question her and get a clearer picture of what happened.»

Penetrating injuries to the neck, mouth and base of the skull are particularly dangerous and potentially lethal, Dr. Robert Glatter of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York told

«The harpoon was apparently quite close to the carotid artery, a vital artery that supplies blood to the brain,» said Glatter, who is not involved in the woman's treatment. «Interruption of this blood vessel can lead to death or a stroke, depending on severity of the injury.»

Glatter said the woman's survival is attributed to the fact that the harpoon missed her carotid artery.

«She may have some residual neurologic deficits from injuries to other blood vessels which supply the spinal cord, as well as trauma to other areas of the spinal cord itself,» Glatter said.

This is the second harpoon accident in Brazil in less than a month. In April, a man reportedly survived a harpoon through the brain, following a freak accident in which he accidentally shot himself through the left eye while cleaning his harpoon gun.

Sky News reported that Bruno Coutinho of Petropolis, Brazil had a harpoon lodged six-inches through his skull and survived surgery to remove the impaled object.

The Dutch government said Thursday that it blocked a cyberattack by Russian intelligence agents in April targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog agency

The Dutch government said Thursday that it blocked a cyberattack by Russian intelligence agents in April targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog agency. The head of the Netherland's military intelligence agency identified four Russians behind the alleged operation, which targeted the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headquarters in The Hague. 

Dutch officials showed images of a rental vehicle they said was discovered at the time with computer equipment and transformers used in the alleged plot. He said the Russians were expelled from the Netherlands immediately after the plot was foiled on April 13. 

Later Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced charges against seven Russian agents for cyber crimes linked to the Dutch investigation. The indictment accused the seven members of Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, of hacking into the world anti-doping agency, the OPCW, and of cyberattacks aimed at a U.S. nuclear energy facility.

«The conspiracy conducted persistent and sophisticated computer intrusions affecting U.S. persons, corporate entities, international organizations, and their respective employees located around the world, based on their strategic interest to the Russian government,» the Department of Justice said in a statement.

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The revelation of the plot in the Netherlands came just hours after Britain's Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, at a NATO summit with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and other allies, called Russia's cyberattacks of recent years the «actions of a pariah state,» and vowed that NATO would «be exposing» Moscow's nefarious acts.   

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia, not long after the announcement by the Netherlands, to halt its «reckless» behavior. «Russia must stop its reckless pattern of behaviour, including the use of force against its neighbours, attempted interference in election processes, and widespread disinformation campaigns,» he said in Brussels.

«Basically the Russians got caught with their equipment, people who were doing it, and they have got to pay the piper, they are going to have be held to account,» Mattis said later Thursday at the NATO summit. «How we respond to something like this is a political decision by the nations involved, and we will be standing by them. But it does not necessarily equate to some kind of tit for tat on cyber. We have a wide variety among our nations of responses available to us.»

Mattis lambasted Russia for 바카라 중국점 the alleged attack on the OPCW, calling it, «the latest of a world-wide pattern of reckless and irresponsible behavior from Moscow.»

#NATO stands in solidarity with the Dutch & UK governments in calling out #Russia on its cyber attacks against @OPCW & others. Russia must stop its reckless pattern of behaviour to undermine international law & institutions. NATO Allies work together to bolster our cyber defences

In Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued what has now become a familiar denial of all allegations. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called the latest charges against Russia «big fantasies.» And at United Nations headquarters in New York, Russia's deputy ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy ridiculed Britain over the allegations, calling them «Russiaphobic.»  His tweet did not address the specific allegations against Russia's military intelligence agency.

A new episode of #UK Pathetic «highly likely» Russophobic Series, this time staged in #Netherlands — on news wires every 4th day of the month! Next to come: Russia hacked Mrs May’s brain and stole #Brexit plan or rather hacked the referendum itself! #opcw

  British Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Wilson said the plot against the OPCW showed «complete disregard» by Russia for the agency's mission to investigate illegal chemical weapons attacks around the world. He noted that the plot was disrupted in April as the OPCW worked to confirm Britain's allegations that GRU agents attempted to murder Russian ex-double agent Sergei Skripal in England, and to confirm an alleged chemical attack by Syria's Russian-backed military in Douma, Syria.

«The disruption of this attempted attack on the OPCW was down to the expertise and the professionalism of the Dutch security services in partnership with the United Kingdom,» Wilson said. «The OPCW is a respected international organization which is working to rid the world of chemical weapons. Hostile action against it demonstrates complete disregard for this vital mission.»

Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten said the Russian intelligence officers had also targeted the Netherlands-based investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.

«We have been aware of the interest of Russian intelligence services in this investigation and have taken appropriate measures.» she said. «We remain very alert about this.»  

Bijleveld-Schouten said the Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands was summoned on Thursday to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be reprimanded for Moscow's «unacceptable» behavior.  

Ambassador Wilson said the plot in The Hague was not an isolated incident, accusing the same Russian military intelligence unit behind the thwarted plot of sending operatives around the world to carryout other, «brazen, close-access cyber operations.»

Britain and the Netherlands would be «stepping up our combined activity against» the GRU, Wilson said. «We will shine a light on their activities. We will expose their methods, and we will share this with our allies.» 

He said increased sanctions against Russia would be sought in retaliation for Moscow's «malign activity.»

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte released a joint statement vowing to «defend international institutions from those that seek do to them harm,» and condemning the Russian military for its «disregard for the global values and rules that keep us all safe.»

In London, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt called the Russian military's plot against the OPCW «part of a sustained pattern of hostile cyberspace activity,» and vowed that Moscow would face «consequences.»

(CBS News) Last night, the CW's "One Tree Hill" ended its nine-year run

(CBS News) Last night, the CW's «One Tree Hill» ended its nine-year run.

The first hour of the series finale special featured cast interviews and scenes from the past, followed by the show's last episode.

«For this to have been our job, to grow up here and evolve as people and as characters, it's huge,» Sophia Bush said in the special.

«I feel like these characters sort of exist on their own now,» said the show's creator Mark Schwahn. «Even though I'm not sitting down and writing 'Fade In' every week, it feels like they're still there. I think it's always going to feel that way.»

The series finale opened with Nathan, played by James Lafferty, reflecting on the past.

Brooke (Bush) and Julian (Austin Nichols) do some reminiscing of their own on a set built to look like Brooke's high school for his new TV show.

Brooke decides to open her Baker Man store across from Karen's Cafe, and Julian buys her old house for 마카오 카지노 슬롯머신 them to live in.

Clay (Robert Buckley) and Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) get married and become parents, all within the episode.

At the end of the episode Gavin DeGraw plays, «I Don't Wanna Be,» at Tric — a song  that has become almost synonymous with the show itself. 

The final shot of the series featured the group cheering in the stands at Jamie's basketball game, just like old times.

Tell us: What did you think of the way  «One Tree Hill» ended?


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