Kit Harington checks into wellness centre

first_imgLos Angeles: It seems like the end of ‘Game of Thrones’ has hit Kit Harington really hard as the actor has checked into a rehabilitation centre to receive treatment for stress, exhaustion and alcohol use. According to PageSix, the 32-year-old checked into a luxury health retreat in Connecticut weeks before the finale aired on May 19. He played Jon Snow across eight seasons on the HBO’s epic fantasy show. Harington has been doing cognitive behavioral therapy, meditating, and practising other psychological exercises to better cope with stress related to the ‘Game of Thrones’ ending. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’Rose Leslie, the actor’s wife and former co-star, is “extremely supportive” of Harington. “The end of ‘GoT’ really hit Kit hard… He realized, ‘This is it, this is the end’. It was something they had all worked so hard on for so many years. He had a moment of, what next?” “He’s in the clinic predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol. His wife Rose is being extremely supportive. Everyone close to him really wanted him to get some rest. Right now, he just needs peace and quiet,” a source close to the actor told the outlet. He had previously admitted that he had to resort to therapy to deal with his character’s death in the show, which he said was his “darkest time”.last_img read more

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NCDRC directs Delhi school to pay compensation of Rs 75000 to its

first_imgNew Delhi: The apex consumer commission has asked a Delhi school to pay its former student a compensation of Rs 75,000 for causing mental agony and harassment by withholding his admit card. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) upheld the state commission’s order granting compensation to the student but set aside its direction cancelling recognition of the Bal Mandir Senior Secondary School, Vikas Marg, in the larger interest of other students studying there. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar “The state commission has rightly awarded a compensation of Rs 75,000 for mental agony and harassment, including litigation charges, to the student. The order of the state commission is upheld to the extent of payment of Rs 75,000 towards compensation for mental agony and harassment including litigation charges,” the commission’s presiding member C Vishwanath said. “As regards initiation of proceedings for cancellation of recognition of the petitioner school, in view of the fact that several students studying in the petitioner school would suffer irreparable loss and injury in case of de-recognition of the school, in the larger interest of other students studying in the petitioner school, this direction of the state commission is set aside,” it said. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance In 2009, the student, Akash Agrawal was to appear for his board examinations. He had to skip a few classes because of his ill health and was not issued admit card by the school. He was only issued an admit card by the school after he approached a civil court. In the complaint filed by the student, he said that due to the late issuance of admit card, he was mentally disturbed and harassed, due to which he scored less marks than expected and therefore, could not get admitted in a good college. The commission said that it showed “negligence and deficiency in service” on the part of the school and by doing so the educational institution had kept the “future of students at stake”. “The state commission rightly observed that despite submission of medical certificate, the school had not taken any action to obtain condonation of shortage of attendance from CBSE,” the commission said.last_img read more

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RCMP charge three inmates with murder in death of Stony Mountain prisoner

first_imgSTONY MOUNTAIN, Man. – Manitoba RCMP say they have arrested three prison inmates in the death of a fellow prisoner who was serving a life term for killing a woman.On Sunday, Max Maurice Richard from the federal Stony Mountain Institution was sent to hospital after a fight at the prison and later died of his injuries.RCMP say Victor Ross, Michael Okemow, and Wilfred Cook have each been charged with second-degree murder.Richard was twice convicted of second-degree murder in the 2011 death of 24-year-old April Hornbrook, who the Crown argued was stomped to death after she refused to have sex with him.He was sentenced last January to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years.RCMP say three other inmates have been charged with attempted murder in an assault on another inmate, who suffered non-life threatening injuriesThe accused include Anthony Mitchell, James Sinclair, and Michael Roulette.last_img read more

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Hilarious clips and untold memories bring audience to its feet at SCTV

first_imgFans of SCTV were served a heaping dish of nostalgia on Sunday as cast members of the Canadian sketch comedy series gathered to share memories for an upcoming Netflix special.Seemingly every popular character from the influential show — including Johnny LaRue, Alex Trebel and Edith Prickley — had a moment to shine during the three-hour live taping at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre. The footage will be part of a larger production directed by Martin Scorsese for the streaming platform. Twitter SCTV cast members Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara sat before a backdrop of photographs from the series as they recalled how the scrappy idea for a comedy show began on Global with a tight budget of $7,000 an episode.Other revealing moments included Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis reflecting on how seminal hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie were originally created as a way to inject more Canadian content into the series. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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King Mohammed VI Arrives in Abuja for Official Visit to Nigeria

Abuja – King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Prince Moulay Ismail, arrived on Thursday in Abuja for an official visit to Nigeria, the third stage of a tour that also led the Sovereign to Ethiopia and Madagascar.King Mohammed VI is accompanied during this visit by a large delegation, including notably the Sovereign’s advisors Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Zenagui.The official delegation also includes Foreign minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, Endowments and Islamic Affairs minister, Ahmed Toufiq, Economy and Finance minister, Mohamed Boussaid, Agriculture and Fisheries minister, Aziz Akhannouch, minister delegate to the Foreign minister, Nasser Bourita, as well as several civil and military figures. The first of its kind in Nigeria, the King’s visit expresses the will of Morocco to diversify its partnerships in Africa and to extend the model of South-South cooperation that the Kingdom has developed with its traditional partners in the continent. read more

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Thousands of rail passengers to miss out on full compensation over Waterloo

first_imgDavid Sidebottom, passenger director at Transport Focus, the passenger watchdog, said: “Current season ticket holders receive no compensation and other passengers have to be an hour late to qualify. We are calling on the government and industry to review this arrangement. Providing nothing would be completely unacceptable.” A South West Trains spokesman said: “Passenger compensation will be available against the published timetable, as specified in the Passengers Charter. Thousands of passengers across the South of England facing a month of rail disruption because of the partial shutdown of one of London’s busiest railway stations will be denied the right to full compensation.Almost half of the platforms at London Waterloo are being closed for more than three weeks leading to queues and disruption across South London, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.Seven stations across the South West Trains network will be shut altogether during the work while a further 20 will be running significantly fewer trains. In total 190 stations will be unusually busy at peak times. Despite the scale of the disruption it yesterday emerged that many passengers will be unable to claim full compensation because of rules that allow operators to run a significantly reduced service as long as they have warned passengers in advance.It means season ticket holders, including those paying up to £10,000 a year, and normal ticket holders will only be able to claim compensation for delays against the reduced timetable.It has also emerged that enhanced compensation measures will be suspended amid concerns that it would cost the line’s new operator too much money. Current season ticket holders receive no compensation and other passengers have to be an hour late to qualify.David Sidebottom, passenger director at Transport Focus Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Passengers using Waterloo, the UK’s busiest railway station, are braced for three weeks of disruptionCredit:Philip Toscano/PA Wire “South West Trains and Network Rail have carried out an extensive 12 month communication campaign encouraging customers to consider their journeys ahead of the major works at London Waterloo between the 5 and  28 August . “This has included extensive activities in stations, on trains and in regional and national media.”During the works, more than 1,000 extra staff will be on hand across the network to help customers travel and a wide reaching ticket acceptance agreement will be in place, including local buses, London Underground and other neighbouring train operators.”Following discussions between South West Trains, the incoming operator First/MTR, and the Department for Transport, it has been decided that current Passengers Charter compensation arrangements will apply for the duration of the works.” Passengers using Waterloo, the UK's busiest railway station, are braced for three weeks of disruptionlast_img read more

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Rio Tintos most advanced mining exploration technology for needle in a haystack

first_imgWorld-leading mining exploration technology from Rio Tinto’s Mine of the FutureTM program attracted a visit yesterday from His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh as a prelude to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth. At The University of Western Australian (UWA), His Royal Highness inspected the state-of-the-art VK1 airborne gravity gradiometer. VK1 is the most advanced mining exploration technology developed by Rio Tinto and aims to find ‘needle in a haystack’ orebodies. Operating from an aeroplane, VK1 measures changes, or gradients, in the Earth’s gravity field that allow detection of otherwise invisible, buried orebodies.Some 30 years in the making, VK1 is now in initial flight trials with Rio Tinto. It is expected to undergo further modifications before a complex testing program starts next year.The VK1 project is a joint endeavour between Rio Tinto’s Exploration and Technology & Innovation teams and UWA. The three groups are pooling their knowledge of orebody geology and advanced physics, as well as their engineering expertise, to make the vision of VK1 concept originator and technical director Dr Frank van Kann a reality.Rio Tinto chief executive Tom Albanese said “It is an honour for all of us involved that His Royal Highness has visited the VK1 project at UWA. “As orebodies become harder to find, we hope that pioneering new technologies like VK1 will help us uncover the next generation of mineral resources. I would like to congratulate Frank and his team for bringing this technology to the point where we will soon be able to test its commercial application.”Dr van Kann said “The development and production of VK1 has been a long, fascinating and challenging project. The collaboration between UWA and Rio Tinto has made significant progress and I am looking forward to the next steps in the development of the device. It is exciting to see how far my original concept has been progressed.”last_img read more

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Multotec supports drive for quality coal sampling

first_imgIn response to a recent surge in the demand for effective sampling solutions that support maximum productivity and acceptable quality, Multotec has increased the mobility of its field service workforce to deliver improved service to areas with the highest concentration of sampling equipment. Two main focus areas are the Witbank coal region in Mpumalanga and the iron ore/manganese mining regions of the Northern Cape. “The overall skills shortage, coupled with a lack of sufficient servicing and maintenance, has placed increasing pressure on mine management to ensure optimum plant availability, while seeking to improve process or product quality,” Multotec’s Rolf Steinhaus says. “The skilled technical teams at our branches are experiencing increasing demand to implement maintenance contracts, which are being welcomed by our customers as a value-added service to augment their overall planned plant maintenance needs.“In addition to field technicians permanently deployed at various customer operations, we have qualified technicians operating from our Middelburg, Kathu and Spartan facilities. These skilled technicians assure our customers of minimum plant downtime through planned maintenance, consistent sample integrity and rapid deployment in the event of a breakdown. Where in the past we would send technical support from our headquarters in Spartan, Gauteng, to attend to a breakdown in the Northern Cape, we can now deploy a qualified technician from our Kathu branch to attend to the breakdown within an hour.”Multotec’s Middelburg branch recently entered into support contracts for screen panel maintenance and monitoring, as well as the maintenance of sampling equipment with several coal mines in the area, including Landau Navigation, Kleinkopje, Mafube, Tavistock and Optimum Coal. The maintenance contract with Optimum allows for a Multotec technician to be on-site full time and dedicated to the sampling station.Multotec also has longstanding maintenance contracts with Middelburg Mines Services (MMS) for the Eskom sample payment station, providing effective service with valuable feedback on equipment performance as well as a speedy response when needed.In the Northern Cape, Multotec’s Kathu branch is overseeing a maintenance contract for Kumba Iron Ore’s Kolomela mine in Postmasburg. The Kolomela maintenance contract also makes provision for a Multotec technician to be on-site full time to attend to the three sampling stations handling lumpy, fines and load-out product. Several more maintenance contractsare being negotiated in this region.last_img read more

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Petrolab expands capabilities with ZEISS SEM and Mineralogic Mining system

first_imgJuly saw Petrolab in Cornwall, UK, running its first commercial automated mineralogy samples on its ZEISS SEM and Mineralogic Mining system. The system has flexible and highly configurable X-ray scanning modes that include line scan, feature scan, spot centroid and mapping.John Fletcher explains “we have been using its capabilities to conduct varied analyses on copper tailings (using a bright phase search), a tungsten rougher table feed, a polymetallic concentrate and also several concrete samples that we have mapped for evidence of thaumasite sulphate attack.It is a dedicated system running ZEISS’s Mineralogic Mining automated mineralogy engine and couples a ZEISS SEM with two Bruker EDX detectors.The system has been designed as a ruggedised mine site deployable SEM and is currently with Petrolab for evaluation and training. As part of the support package for these systems in the future Petrolab will be providing data validation and quality control services.Following evaluation, Petrolab is to install a ZEISS EVO MA-25, also running Mineralogic Mining, but with a much larger chamber capable of accommodating a wider range of samples.Petrolab provides technical support services to the mining, minerals processing and materials industries worldwide.last_img read more

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Holiday Closures Christmas

first_imgWhat’s open and closed for Christmas:• MAIL: Post offices closed Monday, no home delivery. The postal unit at the Shell gas station, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year.• BANKS: Many banks closed Monday; check your bank for details.• GARBAGE: Waste Connections on regular schedule next week. In Camas, garbage and recycling normally picked up on Monday will be picked up Tuesday.• BUSES: C-Tran follows regular Sunday schedule on Sunday, and reduced service schedule on Monday.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Fort Vancouver Regional Library closed Saturday and Sunday, open Monday. Camas Public Library open until 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo is open Saturday, closed Sunday.• VANCOUVER MALL: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. Department stores’ hours may vary.• THE COLUMBIAN: Offices closed through Monday. Circulation customer service phone lines, 360-694-2312, open 6 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, and 4:30 a.m. to noon on Monday.last_img read more

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BSFR helps clean up home with collapsed ceiling in West Park

first_img#BSFR is ALWAYS looking to go the extra mile. Today one family experienced a terrible situation when their ceiling collapsed in their kitchen due to a roof leak. While Rescue treated husb for minor injury, engine company cleaned up the mess. #BestFootFoward #ProudToServe pic.twitter.com/qcnBvY3WIb— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) October 3, 2018A leaky pipe caused a chunk of ceiling to collapse in the home’s kitchen.Drywall fell on one of the residents, who was treated on the scene.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WEST PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue lent a helping hand after a family’s ceiling collapsed in West Park.A video posted by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on Twitter showed crews participating in the cleanup efforts at the home along Harvard Road, Wednesday.last_img read more

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Additional NPRA Tracts Wanted By ConocoPhillips

first_imgWhile the company agrees that some parts of the area should stay off limits, they feel other areas can be safely developed in an environmentally sound and sensitive manner. Conoco is investing billions west of CD5, on two more projects – Greater Mooses Tooth 1 and 2. The Interior Department is re-evaluating the Obama-era decision, and if boundary lines change, Conoco would be interested in adding those tracts to their NPR-A portfolio. This winter, Conoco aims to drill four exploration wells in the Reserve and one just outside it, Conoco is employing about 1,100 workers. Last January, the Willow discovery was announced which could produce more than three times more oil per day than CD5. Teshekpuk LakeThey are wanting to move further west, where their leases are now push up against a boundary set by the Obama administration back in 2013, that more than doubled the size of the protected area around Teshekpuk Lake. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With a record 900 tracts opened in the NPR-A for development, many were confused that only seven captured bids in the recent auction, and all were won by ConocoPhillips. Conoco recently went on record that would would have bid on more tracts if their cherry picked lots had been offered. That line is about 20 miles from a huge Arctic lake surrounded by habitat for migratory birds and caribou. Conoco has gone big in the NPR-A, with leases on over 1,000 square miles, and they are experiencing a lot of success there. Two years ago the first oil production inside the NPR-A boundary, CD5, came online. Conoco expected 16,000 barrels of oil per day, but are receiving 28,000. Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-additional-npra-tracts-wanted-by-conoco-.mp3VmDorene-on-additional-npra-tracts-wanted-by-conoco-.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

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Soldotna Man Arrested In Connection With String Of Burglaries

first_imgFrost has been charged with 10 counts of Burglary in the First Degree, 6 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, 2 counts of Theft in the First Degree, four counts of Theft in the Second Degree, 2 counts of Theft in the Fourth Degree, 2 counts of Vehicle Theft in the First Degree, 5 counts of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, 1 count of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, and 8 counts of Criminal Mischief in the Fifth Degree. A $25,000 arrest warrant was issued for David L. Frost of Soldotna, for the burglaries as well as a theft in Kenai and a burglary at a commercial property in Nikiski. The Alaska State Troopers assisted the Kenai Police Department with service of a search warrant at a residence in Kenai wherein some of the property stolen during the commission of these burglaries was recovered. A vehicle stolen during the commission of one of the burglaries was also located at a separate residence in Kenai. On July 14, AST conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Frost in Kenai. Frost was arrested on the outstanding warrant and additionally found to be in possession of a controlled substance.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 27-year-old Soldotna man was arrested in connection with a string of burglaries from seasonal properties in the Big Eddy area, between October 2017-February 2018. Frost was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the outstanding warrant and additionally charged with Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree.last_img read more

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RMLD To Hold Save Energy Money Program In Wilmington On March 13

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) invites residential customers to attend a free “Save Energy and Money” information session to learn about the following:Available energy efficiency programs including rebates and a no-cost home energy assessmentRMLD online tools such as our online Bill Payment System, Online Store, and Customer Rebate PortalPrograms including Solar Choice and Shred the PeakEnergy efficiency tips for the homeLight refreshments will be served, and each attendee will receive a complimentary LED light bulb.Multiple sessions will be held in March. The schedule is as follows:Flint Memorial Library, North Reading — Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:00pm — click here to registerWilmington Memorial Library — Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:00pm — click here to registerReading Public Library — Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:00pm — click here to register(NOTE: The above press release is from the Reading Municipal Light Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”RMLD To Hold “Save Energy and Money” Educational Event In Wilmington On April 12In “Community”RMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On September 15In “Community”last_img read more

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Thai man murders child kills himself on Facebook Live

first_imgA man in Phuket filmed himself killing his girlfriend’s child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social network’s live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.Officers on the southern resort island said they were alerted to the video by friends of the man and rushed to an abandoned hotel near the international airport on Monday afternoon.“They had already died when I arrived there,” Lieutenant Jullaus Suvannin, one of the first on the scene, told AFP, adding a smartphone was found propped up against a wall.Police said they believed the man, Wuttisan Wongtalay, had previously argued with the mother of the murdered child, an 11-month girl.It was not immediately clear whether the child was his.Channel 3 television broadcast footage of the child’s distraught mother, flanked by relatives, picking up both her daughter’s body and the man’s corpse from the local hospital on Tuesday.Phuket’s governor called on Thais not to share the four-minute clip of the murder and suicide, copies of which could still be found on the social network on Tuesday afternoon, some 24 hours after it went live.It showed the man hanging the helpless girl from the edge of the derelict hotel.Wuttisan’s moment of suicide was not broadcast in the clip but his body was later found hanging the same way.In a statement late Tuesday Facebook described the incident as “appalling”.“There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook and it has now been removed,” the social network told AFP.The killing comes just days after Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg vowed to work to keep the world’s leading social network from being used to propagate harrowing acts like murder and suicide.Zuckerberg was responding to pressure after a man in the US state of Ohio used Facebook Live to broadcast footage of himself walking up to a stranger in the street and shooting him dead.The killer went on to fatally shoot himself after a massive manhunt and police chase.During a speech last Wednesday Zuckerberg conceded that Facebook had “a lot of work” to do on the issue.“We are going to work on building common ground, not just getting more opinions out there,” he added.Facebook already has a 24-hour team of moderators who decide whether to remove content that is reported to them. Suicides and crimes are prioritised.But the network says they are limited by how quickly they can respond to the sheer volume of content posted online each day.They add that there have been instances where reported videos of a suicide attempt has resulted in a person being saved by local law enforcement, including such a case in Thailand in January.last_img read more

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US gunman targeting Jews kills 11 in Pittsburgh synagogue

first_imgAn ambulance departs the Tree of Life synagogue following shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US on 27 October. Photo: ReutersA gunman yelling, “All Jews must die,” stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday services, killing 11 worshippers and wounding six other people including four police officers, before he was arrested.Robert Bowers, 46, of Pittsburgh, was taken into custody after a shootout with a SWAT team. Federal prosecutors charged him with 29 criminal counts including violence and firearms offenses, and violating US civil rights laws.”The actions of Robert Bowers represent the worst of humanity. We are dedicating the entire resources of my office to this federal hate crime investigation and prosecution,” US attorney for western Pennsylvania Scott Brady told reporters.Earlier, US attorney general Jeff Sessions said federal prosecutors could seek the death penalty.FBI special agent Bob Jones said the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is leading the probe, said the crime scene was the worst he had seen in 22 years with the FBI. He said he believed Bowers was acting alone, adding: “We have no knowledge that he was known to law enforcement before today.”KDKA television cited police sources as saying Bowers walked into the building and yelled “All Jews must die.”Bowers had made many anti-Semitic posts online, including one early on Saturday. In another, he slammed US president Donald Trump for doing nothing to stop an “infestation” of the United States by Jews.Jones said Bowers was armed with an assault rifle and three handguns. He said authorities believed the suspect entered the synagogue, murdered the worshippers and was leaving when he encountered a uniformed police officer. The pair exchanged gunfire, Jones said, and Bowers re-entered the building before a SWAT team arrived. After a shootout, he surrendered.Bowers was taken to a hospital where he was listed in fair condition with multiple gunshot wounds. Victims taken to area hospitals included a 61-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man, and a 55-year-old officer. No children were killed, authorities said.Three police officers were shot and one was injured by shrapnel, authorities said. Two of the six people injured were in critical condition.Raging against ‘Invaders’A social media post by Bowers on Saturday morning said a Jewish refugee organization, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, “likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”The comment was posted on Gab, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based social networking service created as an alternative to Twitter. In a statement, Gab.com confirmed the profile belonged to Bowers and also said it had suspended the account and contacted the FBI about it.The mass shooting prompted security alerts at houses of worship around the country. It follows a spate of pipe bombs found mailed in recent days to prominent political figures, mostly Democrats including former President Barack Obama.The Tree of Life synagogue in the city’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, a heavily Jewish area, was holding a Shabbat religious service at the time of the shooting.Police are normally only present at the synagogue for security on high holidays, Michael Eisenberg, former president of the synagogue, told KDKA.”On a day like today, the door is open, it’s a religious service, you can walk in and out,” he said.Around the time, three congregations amounting to about 100 people would have been using the building, Eisenberg said.Shortly after reports of the shooting emerged, Trump said in a tweet he was watching what he described as a “devastating” situation.Trump told reporters later that the killings might have been prevented if there had been an armed guard in the building.”If they had some kind of a protection inside the temple maybe it could have been a much more different situation, they didn’t,” he said when asked if there was any link to US gun laws.He also called the shooting a wicked act of pure evil, called on Americans to rise above hate, and ordered US flags at the White House and public buildings to be flown at half-staff. He said he would visit Pittsburgh, but did not say when.In the city on Saturday night, mourners held a candlelit vigil for the victims under light rain. The Islamic Centre of Pittsburgh offered its deepest sympathy and condolences, and called on its community to donate blood.The Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Council for Public Affairs described it as the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.On 13 April, 2014, a pair of shootings occurred at a Jewish Community Centre and a Jewish retirement community, both located in Overland Park, Kansas. A total of three people were killed in the shootings.In 2015, a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans during a prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina.In 2012, a neo-Nazi gunman with white supremacist ties walked into a Sikh gurdwara – or house of worship – in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and murdered six Sikh Americans.last_img read more

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Elderly man missing after falling off ferry

first_imgPhoto: CollectedA 70-year-old man went missing in the Padma river after he fell off a ferry on the Paturia-Daulatdia route in Manikganj on Sunday, reports UNB.The victim is Md Amzad Hossain Gazi from Haruakandi village in Kashiani, Gopalganj.Witnesses said Amzad was going to Dhaka with his son Rafiqul Islam and daughter-in-law. They involved in a quarrel while crossing the Padma.At one stage, the elderly man slipped into the river around 11:00am, said Mizanur Rahman, Manikganj Fire Service deputy director.last_img read more

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Report White House Preparing to Replace DeMarco

first_img December 10, 2012 406 Views Edward DeMarco’s days directing the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/Default.aspx (FHFA) may be numbered, according to a report from “”_The Wall Street Journal_””:http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2012/12/10/white-house-seeking-new-regulator-for-fannie-freddie/.[IMAGE]””People familiar with the discussions”” told _The Wall Street Journal_ the White House is preparing to nominate a new director. According to those sources, administration officials are still in the process of gathering names for potential nominees.DeMarco has no shortage of nemeses both in and out of Washington, and many experts speculated that no matter who won the presidency in November’s election, his time at agency would not last much longer.Perhaps his most unpopular policy has been his staunch opposition to principal reductions for loans owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both of which are held in conservatorship by FHFA. In a “”response””:http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/24113/PFStatement73112.pdf earlier this year to congressional inquiries over whether or not FHFA would direct the GSEs to implement the Home Affordable Modification Program Principal Reduction Alternative (HAMP PRA), DeMarco concluded that the benefits of such a program would not outweigh the costs and risks.””Given our multiple responsibilities to conserve the assets of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, maximize assistance to homeowners to avoid fore closures, and minimize the expense of such assistance to taxpayers, FHFA concluded that HAMP PRA did not clearly improve foreclosure avoidance while reducing costs to taxpayers relative to the approaches in place today,”” he wrote in July.The response brought down a firestorm from critics, including Nobel Prize-winning economist and _New York Times_ columnist Paul Krugman, who “”replied with a piece””:http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/fire-ed-demarco/ titled simply, “”Fire Ed DeMarco.””Not everyone has been critical of his performance, however. Supporters hail DeMarco as a director who refuses to gamble the future of the GSEs (and taxpayer money) on policies whose benefits are not certain. “”_The Washington Post_””:http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-08-01/opinions/35490860_1_fannie-and-freddie-principal-reductions-taxpayer-aid called his decision “”a defensible judgment call on a politically polarized question that is, in policy terms, actually very close.””””Mr. DeMarco’s statutory mandate includes the responsibility to make sure Fannie and Freddie ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôpreserve and conserve’ their (taxpayer-supplied) capital, as well as operate ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôconsistent with the public interest.’ That can be read to include not only the fiscal impact of two organizations that have already absorbed more than $188 billion in taxpayer aid but also the market repercussions of offering principal reductions to some people who have stopped meeting their contractual obligations while others have sacrificed to keep theirs,”” the publication said in an August editorial.Should DeMarco be forced to depart his post, it seems likely that his successor will be someone friendlier to the idea of principal forgiveness and other oft-discussed assistance programs. Report: White House Preparing to Replace DeMarco Sharecenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Politics Principal Reduction Processing Service Providers 2012-12-10 Tory Barringer in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more

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The 99 years lease to Del Monte comes to an end in

first_imgThe 99 years lease to Del Monte comes to an end in 2022 and its renewal process has commenced.The petition by James Mwangi and Ephantus Githae seeks to halt the process until public bidding is done. Del Monte in its application argued that it was the registered owner of the land and has invested heavily in it.The company further argued that the outcome of the petition may disrupt the ongoing land renewal process.Click here to read the full article. Fresh Del Monte posts strong Q2 following “strateg … April 17 , 2019 Del Monte forms new product development team … You might also be interested incenter_img The Environment and Lands court in Kenya’s Murang’a County has reportedly dismissed an application by Del Monte Kenya to be enjoined in a case seeking to stop the renewal of its land lease, according to local media The Star.On Friday, Justice Grace Kemei dismissed the application with costs to the pineapple processor, saying it did not demonstrate how the suit would interfere with the current land ownership status of the company.Del Monte had applied to be enjoined in a case where two Murang’a residents are seeking orders to have the county government of Murang’a and the National Land Commission advertise the renewal of the land lease owned by Del Monte under the Public Procurement and Disposal Act. Court affirms Del Monte’s US$29M arbitration win a … U.S.: FDA finds no salmonella outbreak source at D … last_img read more

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