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Families of detainees detail a vision for justice in Syria

Families of detainees detail a vision for justice in Syria

World
BEIRUT -- Late one night in 2015, a friend of Yasmen Almashan tagged a photo to her Facebook account. The notification ended a tormented wait for a sign from her brother, detained three years earlier by Syrian troops.The photo of Okba, Almashan’s older brother, was among thousands of graphic images of the emaciated and bloodied corpses of detainees in the prisons of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The photos were smuggled out by a sympathetic forensic photographer codenamed Caesar.The photo brought some relief, Almashan said. Okba’s bruised eyes, stubble, and relatively unchanged weight indicated he died soon after his detention, so the torture didn’t last long.It also meant the wait for his return was over. “The wait was full of hope, anticipation, and it kept us in our place, costing us m...
Spending review ‘undermines UK green vision’

Spending review ‘undermines UK green vision’

Science
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Pat Riley’s vision for Bam Adebayo drives Heat playoff hopes

Pat Riley’s vision for Bam Adebayo drives Heat playoff hopes

Sports
MIAMI, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Miami Heat president Pat Riley's vision to transform 6-foot-9 center Bam Adebayo into a smooth playmaker has come to fruition. Now, the Heat's excavation of Adebayo's potential has the team in position for a playoff run. "Pat [Riley] told me they were going to put the ball in his hands and they wanted him to be 50% [better] than what he was at Kentucky," said John Calipari, who coached Adebayo at Kentucky before he was drafted by the Heat. Advertisement "I've seen him do things now that I only saw in spurts when he was in high school and here." Adebayo's unique versatility, which creates space on the floor on the offensive end, has been integral to the Heat's success. Adebayo still uses his 255-pound frame as a dominant interior player, but defenders must respect hi...
Distant star’s vision of our Sun’s future ‘death’

Distant star’s vision of our Sun’s future ‘death’

Science
A newly discovered planet offers new insights into the Solar System after the Sun reaches the end of its life in 5-6 billion years.Astronomers observed a giant planet orbiting a white dwarf, the small, dense objects some stars become once they have exhausted their nuclear fuel.It's the first direct evidence planets can survive the cataclysmic process that creates a white dwarf.Details of the discovery appear in the journal Nature.The Solar System as we know it won't be around forever. In about six billion years, the Sun, a medium-size yellow star, will have puffed up to about two hundred times its current size. In this phase, our parent star will be known as a Red Giant.As it expands, it will swallow and destroy the Earth before ...
Masa Son’s multi-generational vision is running into a brick wall: The public markets

Masa Son’s multi-generational vision is running into a brick wall: The public markets

Finance
Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group at the SoftBank World 2018 event in Tokyo, Japan.Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesSoftBank is learning the biggest obstacle to success for its $ 100 billion Vision Fund are the public markets. That's where founder and CEO Masayoshi Son's long-term ambitions are colliding head-on with the near-term expectations of Wall Street.The theme of Son's Vision Fund, which has already deployed more than $ 70 billion in dozens of companies (primarily privately held technology companies) is to bet big and move quickly. In one of the fund's first press releases, SoftBank explained the purpose was to expedite building businesses that will make the next stage of the Industrial Revolution possible, requiring "unprecedented large sca...