Ryder Cup: United States Banking On Tom Watson’s Leadership At Gleneagles

This should be followed immediately by humanitarian action, he said. US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov later in New York on Tuesday to discuss the UN resolution and their joint chemical disarmament plan. A top Russian diplomat said that the resolution could be enforced under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Russia had earlier accused the United States and its allies of using blackmail at the United Nations by seeking approval for military force. Ban voiced hope for progress in ending the 30-month civil war in Syria following the August 21 chemical attack near Damascus, which the United States estimates killed 1,400 people. The response to the heinous use of chemical weapons has created diplomatic momentum the first signs of unity in far too long, Ban said. Now we must build on it to get the parties to the negotiating table, he said. Ban noted that the vast majority of the more than 100,000 dead in Syria were killed by conventional weapons. We can hardly be satisfied with destroying chemical weapons while the wider war is still destroying Syria, Ban said. It is time to end the killing and reach the peace the Syrian people need and deserve, he said. US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande had initially called for military action against Syria in response to the chemical attack, calling for accountability. But the prospect of intervention was unpopular among Western publics in the wake of the Iraq war, with Britains parliament refusing to back the use of force and a number of US lawmakers urging a non-military response. Ban called for full accountability for serious international crimes either through the International Criminal Court in The Hague or by other means consistent with international law. Ban also returned to some of his key themes of encouraging development and fighting climate change.

He will be succeeded by Scott Conley, effective Oct.1, 2013. Management changes within the procurement organization include the naming of Eric Schomer as general manager global materials management and procurement support, succeeding Miroslav Kiralvarga, who will return to U. S. Steel Kosice effective Oct.1. John Foody, a seasoned metals industry procurement professional, joins U. S. Steel as general manager procurement effective Sept.23. Conley, Schomer and Foody will report to Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer Christine Breves. Stoken began his U. S. Steel career in 1976. He advanced through increasingly responsible positions in operations at U. S. Steel’s Fairless Works. Following a series of increasing responsibilities in purchasing, Stoken was named manager strategic materials in 2004 and advanced to the position of general manager raw materials in 2010. Scott Conley began his U. S. Steel career in 1987 as an associate programmer at our Pittsburgh Service Center. In 1993 he transitioned to the purchasing organization and held roles the both the corporate headquarters and in Minnesota. In 2003 Conley was named general manager raw materials purchasing for U.

Watson is one of golf’s living legends with eight major victories, including five Open Championships. The 64-year-old previously skippered his country to victory at The Belfry in the 1993 Ryder Cup and has been brought back for a second stint in charge at Gleneagles next year as the United States look to turn around their recent poor form at the biennial event. Tom Watson has one year until the start of his captaincy of the American Ryder Cup side with dreams of ending the losing streak. The Americans have won just two of the last nine Ryder Cups and suffered a final-day meltdown at Medinah in 2012 when they managed to lose despite leading 10-6 going into the singles. Bishop, who was involved in the appointment, cited Watson’s ability to handle the media and his rapport with the Scottish public – he won four of his Opens north of the border – as positives for the United States. He told Sky Sports: “When we were going through the interview process I talked to players that played for Tom on the ’93 team at The Belfry. “They talked about the leadership role that he took as a captain. He had the players’ backs the entire week, there were a few things that came up that could have been distractions to the players, Tom took care of that. “I think he’ll divert a lot of media attention to himself, away from our team. “And the other things is: he’s revered in Scotland. We’re going to be the opponents and the Europeans will have the home-crowd advantage but there’s a dynamic there that that will be a little bit favourable for our team.” Europe defend the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles from September 26-28 next year.

U.S. and Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight

Rouhani: Age of ‘zero-sum game’ over Obama: U.N. must take a stand on Syria Is Iran making nice to gain advantages? Giuliani: Iran ‘played us for a fool before’ “Iran seeks to resolve problems, not to create them,” Rouhani said, pushing for the “rejection of violence and extremism.” Alongside fears facing the world, there are “new hopes,” he said. “The hope of universal acceptance and the elite all across the globe of yes to peace and no to war. And the hope of preference of dialogue over conflict, and moderation over extremism.” Striking a conciliatory tone, Rouhani said that Iran “does not seek to increase tensions with the United States.” Rouhani said he listened carefully to U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech and hoped that the United States “will refrain from following the short-sighted interests of warmongering pressure groups” so that the two nations “can arrive at a framework to manage our differences.” Earlier Tuesday, two senior administration officials said that Obama and Rouhani wouldn’t be shaking hands or meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. Such an encounter proved too complicated for Iran back home, the officials told reporters. Both presidents spoke on the first day of the annual gathering of world leaders in New York. Obama made clear in his morning remarks that the United States was committed to preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. “We will not tolerate the development or use of weapons of mass destruction,” he said. At the same time, Obama welcomed what he called positive signals from Iran that it was ready to negotiate with the international community on how it can develop a peaceful use of nuclear power without creating any weapons. “We are not seeking regime change, and we respect the right of the Iranian people to access peaceful nuclear energy,” Obama said.