August 18

Saina Nehwal Biopic: Shraddha shares her first look as badminton ace…

first_img YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Saina Nehwal Biopic: Shraddha shares her first look as badminton ace Saina By Kunal Dhyani – September 29, 2018 WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Football Cricket Previous articleRakuten launches documentary series with ex-Barcelona star Andres IniestaNext articleISL Season 5: Bengaluru FC announces partnership with Jockey India Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Also Read: Saina biopic on, Shraddha in lead role: Producer WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start This has been a week to remember for Saina Nehwal for off the court developments. The long-awaited moments of her life have come closer to realisation. Soon after the confirmation of her wedding date with fellow shuttler P Kashyap, Saina also had the good news about her biopic hitting the sets.Shraddha Kapoor, playing Saina in the biopic, has shared her first look as Saina Nehwal. The actress, in the picture shared on her official Instagram account, has emulated the badminton ace to the closest possible looks. Cricket TAGSSaina NehwalSaina Nehwal biopicShraddha Kapoor SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Facebook Twitter SportBadmintonLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportstars Saina has also shared Shraddha’s picture on her official Twitter handle. “Doesn’t she look just like me… Guess who?,” read the caption on her post. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoThe Instagram post, titled Saina, is self-explanatory and convincing that it’s lights… camera… action time for the Saina Nehwal biopic and the actress has donned the athletes’ avatar closest to perfection. Shraddha has worked really hard to do justice to Saina’s portrayal on screen.There is a striking resemblance between the “on screen” and “on court” Saina.Shooting for Amol Gupte’s directorial venture has started since last Saturday, September 22. Shraddha after initially training for the roll in Mumbai has also honed her badminton skills with extensive preparations under India’s chief national coach Pullela Gopichand.Also Read: It’s raining biopics: In latest Shahid Kapoor to play boxer Dingko SinghSaina had earlier exuded confidence that Shraddha would do full justice to her character in the film. Saina also has plans to attend some shooting schedules to see how Shraddha shapes out in the movie. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to knowlast_img read more

July 5

2 FTSE 100 stocks down 40% that I’d buy in the stock market crash

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 17th April, 2020 | More on: AV ITV Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in ITV. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Most FTSE 100 stocks have declined significantly in the recent stock market crash. And now could be an excellent time to consider buying a diverse basket of these beaten-down equities. Doing so could help you benefit from the economic recovery over the next few years.As such, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that have seen substantial declines in their share prices over the past few weeks. Although the shares will likely see further volatility in the near term, it’s highly likely they could generate an impressive return for investors in the long run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 stocks on offerOne that could offer good value for money is ITV (LSE: ITV). Shares in the broadcaster have fallen around 52% since the beginning of the year. It’s easy to see why. ITV has seen advertising revenue collapse as companies have pulled contracts to save cash.On top of this, the firm has shut down much of its production business. Management has also cut ITV’s dividend to improve liquidity.However, demand for the service is surging. Live TV viewing has soared by 17% since the coronavirus lockdown. Viewing figures on most channels have reached levels not seen for five years, or more.So while many other FTSE 100 constituents have seen their businesses evaporate overnight. ITV appears to be bucking the trend. This suggests that while ITV is facing headwinds, its underlying business remains robust. Therefore, with the stock trading close to its lowest level in eight years, now could be a good time for long-term investors to snap up a share of this business.Long-term investingAnother FTSE 100 share that could offer good value for money at present is Aviva (LSE: AV). This one of the UK’s most substantial long-term savings and insurance companies. It is also one of the country’s most trusted pension providers.This suggests Aviva’s financial performance is likely to be less impacted by the current lockdown than many of its FTSE 100 peers. No matter how long the shutdown lasts, there’ll always be a need for pension managers.What’s more, the company has long-term growth potential in an industry that’s only likely to experience rising demand over the next few decades.So I think this could make it an attractive stock to own following the FTSE 100’s recent market crash. Even though management’s decision to postpone the company’s latest dividend payment is disappointing, it seems sensible for the business to conserve cash until the crisis is over.When it is, Aviva is likely to return to its position as one of the FTSE 100’s top dividend stocks. Restoring the dividend at 31.5p per share (the level analysts were projecting for 2020) would put the FTSE 100 stock’s yield at 13% for investors buying today.In my opinion, it’s worth waiting for this income potential. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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June 16

Rafful fundraising platform offers prize draw entries for donations

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16  177 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Rafful fundraising platform offers prize draw entries for donations Melanie May | 1 August 2019 | Newscenter_img An online fundraising platform has launched that incentivises people to donate to good causes with prize draws offering dates with celebrities and other money-can’t-buy experiences.Rafful aims to raise more than £1 million for charities over the next 12 months.It offers prize draw tickets from £10 per entry for the chance to win a date with celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment as well as other money-can’t-buy experiences.Currently live on the site, the inaugural prize draw went live on Sunday 21 July and offers the chance to compete in Karting with Heroes – the annual celebrity race day of Back on Track, a charity that helps treat injured British servicemen. The winner and three friends will participate in the race event at Buckmore Park in Kent on 1 September and will also mix with all the celebrities on the day including the charity’s patron, Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean (pictured).A £10 donation earns 100 entries to the draw, up to £500, which earns 25,000 entries. Rafful hopes to raise up to £50,000 for the charity in the draw.Upcoming Raffuls include the chance to win lunch with the cast of Benidorm and an overnight stay for two in a luxury London hotel in return for donating to The Brain Tumour Charity, and a day cooking with Aldo Zilli for donating to Centrepoint.Rafful CEO Elliott Shuttleworth, who previously launched Gym Squid, a no joining fee, no contract, budget gym before taking over as Managing Director at Flip Out Stoke, said:“Rafful has come up with a solution that takes the joy of giving beyond the feel-good factor, offering substantially better odds than the national lottery, allowing anybody who donates via the website to win a once-in-a-lifetime prize. ““British troops are recognised as the best in the world and are heroes, but even heroes get hurt. We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to start our fundraising activities by supporting such a worthy cause.”  176 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Tagged with: online fundraising siteslast_img read more

June 16

£1m available for North West charities from social enterprise Box Power

first_img Tagged with: Funding Box Power was founded by Corin and Tricia Dalby in 2014 and donates all its profits back to charity. Inspired by their son, who has autism, the couple’s original intention was to support autism charities. However, as Box Power’s fund is now so large, they are opening this up to any North-West based charity.  Corin Dalby commented: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  179 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 4 June 2021 | News “A lot of the businesses I speak to simply cannot get their head around the fact that all the profits we make go to good causes. They think there has to be a catch somewhere. It’s been hugely frustrating actually at times and we have wondered if it has been worth the effort. North West charities interested in applying for funding are invited to complete an application form and in no more than 500 words tell Box Power what it will be used for. All forms received will be reviewed and and applications shortlisted through to the next stage where Box Power will be in touch to find out more. Advertisement £1m available for North West charities from social enterprise Box Power Philanthropic energy buying consultancy, Box Power has £1 million to donate to North West charities, with grants of up to £20,000 available. “But with us now being able to open such a large fund to applications from across the North West, then it is starting to feel like all the hard work is about to be worth it. And we hope more companies will choose to be inspired by what we’ve done and decide they are going to do some good with their business too.” The funding will be distributed over the next 12 months, with over £750,000 immediately available for charities to apply for. More information is available on the Box Power site. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

June 2

Facedrive Inc. Provides Update That Private Placement is Oversubscribed; Anticipates Closing in Short Order

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Facedrive Inc. Provides Update That Private Placement is Oversubscribed; Anticipates Closing in Short Order Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img TAGS  TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Facedrive Inc. (“ Facedrive ”) (TSXV: FD) (OTCQX:FDVRF) would like to provide an update that its private placement (“ Offering ”), announced last Monday, January 18th, 2021, is now oversubscribed. With TSXV approval in hand, the Company is finalizing formalities with respect to issuance of the applicable securities and closing of the Offering. It intends to provide a further update on closing of the Offering in due course. About Facedrive Facedrive is a multi-faceted “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem offering socially-responsible services to local communities with a strong commitment to doing business fairly, equitably and sustainably. As part of this commitment, Facedrive’s vision is to fulfil its mandate through a number of verticals that either leverage existing technologies of the Company or project synergies with existing lines of business (the “ Facedrive Verticals ”). The Facedrive Verticals include its rideshare business (“ Facedrive Rideshare ”), sustainable e-commerce platform (“ Facedrive Marketplace ”), food-delivery service (“ Facedrive Foods ”), e-social platform (“ Facedrive Social ”) and its contact-tracing and sustainable health services business (“ Facedrive Health ”). Facedrive Rideshare was among the first to offer a wide variety of environmentally and socially responsible solutions in the Transportation as a Service (TaaS) space, planting thousands of trees based on user consumption and offering choices between electric, hybrid and conventional vehicles (including, more recently, electric and hybrid vehicles on a subscription basis through Steer). Facedrive Marketplace offers curated merchandise created from sustainably sourced materials. Facedrive Foods offers contactless delivery of a wide variety of foods right to consumers’ doorsteps, with a focus on doing so in a socially and environmentally-conscious manner. Facedrive Social strives to keep people connected in a physically-distanced world through its HiQ and other e-socialization platforms that invite users to interact based on common interests and by offering gamification and mutual community support features. Facedrive Health strives to develop and offer innovative technological solutions to the most acute health challenges including its proprietary TraceSCAN wearable technology for contact tracing. Facedrive envisions changing the ridesharing, food delivery, e-commerce, social and health tech narratives for the better, for everyone, and is currently operational in Canada and the United States. For more about Facedrive, visit www.facedrive.com. Facedrive Inc. 100 Consilium Pl, Unit 400, Scarborough, ON, Canada M1H 3E3 Forward-Looking Information Certain information in this press release contains forward-looking information. This information is based on management’s reasonable assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to us and are made as of the date of this press release. Actual results (such as the success of the pilot or the adoption of TraceSCAN by other First Nations) and the timing of events may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information as a result of various factors. Information regarding our expectations of future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities or the markets in which we operate is forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not facts but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances. Many factors could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. See “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in Facedrive’s Filing Statement dated August 28, 2019 for a discussion of the uncertainties, risks and assumptions associated with these statements. Readers are urged to consider the uncertainties, risks and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. We have no intention and undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities law. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005312/en/ CONTACT: Media: Sana Srithas|[email protected] Sayan Navaratnam Chief Executive Officer and Director Tel: 1-888-300-2228 KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE HARDWARE OTHER TRANSPORT SOURCE: Facedrive Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 07:00 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 07:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005312/en Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Previous articleABS Capital Announces Several Senior Leadership Promotions on Heels of Growth Equity Firm’s 30-Year AnniversaryNext articleAjinomoto Bio-Pharma Services and Humanigen Expand Manufacturing Agreement to Support Fill Finish for Investigational COVID-19 Therapeutic, Lenzilumab, Nearing Completion of Phase 3 Study Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApplast_img read more

May 26

“Medical Education Policy Has to Be Re-looked, High Time For Policy Makers And Government To Apply Their Mind” Bombay High Court

first_imgNews Updates”Medical Education Policy Has to Be Re-looked, High Time For Policy Makers And Government To Apply Their Mind” Bombay High Court Srishti Ojha20 May 2021 8:51 AMShare This – xBombay High court has on Wednesday applauded the Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s ‘extraordinary vision’ of establishing Medical colleges with Corporation hospitals stating that it has had a unique distinction and vision since ages. The Bench further stated that if the same pattern was used by other corporations and hospitals too, there would have been availability of medical facilities today. “Now if this pattern is to be employed by all hospitals, like Pune Corporation has also woken up and want to have a Medical College, look at the impact it would’ve had, and availability of beds and medical facilities. Its an extraordinary vision. And therefore they can bring all this in control. I don’t think any other corporation in Maharashtra has had this vision. There are 5 medical colleges only in Bombay.” The Bench noted that while the core work of any Municipal Corporation is public health that itself is being neglected. “Public health is always the back seat” the Bench remarked. During the hearing, the Bench also said to ASG Anil Singh there has to be some thought to relook the medical education policy. “We can share our experience on this Bench. A candidate in a special category maybe Defence, or any other, is getting admission at 192 out of 700 NEET Score but one at 534 wasn’t getting admission. We have hundred and lakhs of students who are from 400-500 who in system wouldn’t be considered to be of worth to pursue medical education . Then now we say we don’t have doctors!” Justice Kulkarni remarked. “Justice Kulkarni added, “There has to be a relook at medical education now. The pandemic has been a real eye opener.” Justice Kulkarni further pointed out that students from our country, for lack of seats go to foreign countries like Russia, China,etc for medical education and when they come back, they again have to take a test here. “Isn’t it somewhere we should really really be thinking. We are such a big country we should be proud of resources.Their requirement is here. If you can provide medical education facilities here we will have more doctors here.” Justice Kulkarni said% ASG Singh agreed with the Bench states that it needs to be re-looked. However, he added that its very sensitive area. Responding to the ASG’s statement, Justice Kulkarni clarified that they are not bothered by any other consideration, but only the establishment of medical colleges “No no Its not sensitive. What’s sensitive in this? Establishments of colleges is sensitive? Can’t be. We are not bothered about any other consideration.” Justice Kulkarni clarified. Bench further stated that these colleges should be made, and those with 90% of facilities should be allowed to start with 25-30 students, rather than waiting for a golden figure of 50 or 100. “Private bodies who aren’t competent where infrastructure facilities are not fulfilled can take a back seat. But Corporations, have established hospitals, government has civil hospitals but there will not be medical college.” Justice Kulkarni said. Justice Kulkarni added “We have to think about our future generation. They should not be in chaos that there aren’t doctors to treat.” “Its high time for policy makers to sit down and for govt to apply their mind. We can only echo our sentiments.” the Bench said. The observations were made today, when a division Bench of CJ Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni was hearing a clutch of PILs on issues pertaining to Remdesivir, Oxygen, frequent hospital fires, etc. by awill take up the matter.TagsBombay High Court Medical Education Policy Mumbai Municipal Corporation ASG Anil Singh Justice Kulkarni Next Storylast_img read more

May 25

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday 19th December

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday 19th DecemberAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/news1912.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday 19th December Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Previous articleOver €1.7 million approved to council to cover initial flood clean-up costsNext articleMark Timlin signs new Harps deal News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp By News Highland – December 19, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

May 18

Ex-Minneapolis police officer sentenced to 12.5 years for fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

first_imgiStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was sentenced on Friday to 12 1/2 years behind bars for the fatal 2017 shooting of Australian bride-to-be Justine Ruszczyk Damond.The July 15, 2017, shooting occurred after Ruszczyk Damond called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in an alley behind her home.When police arrived, Ruszczyk Damond approached the driver’s side of the squad car, and Noor, who was in the passenger’s seat, shot her through the open window on the driver’s side, prosecutors said.In April Noor was convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter. He was found not guilty of  second-degree murder.Speaking in court before the sentence was read, Noor said that he had felt “fear” as he pulled the trigger. But when he saw Ruszczyk Damond on the ground, “I knew in an instant that I was wrong.”“I caused this tragedy and it is my burden,” he said. “I wish though that I could relieve that burden others feel from the loss that I caused. I cannot and that is a troubling reality for me. I will think about Ms. Ruszczyk and her family forever. The only thing I can do is try to live my life in a good way going forward.”But the court also heard from multiple people who said that Ruszczyk Damond’s death had altered their lives forever.Don Damond, Ruszczyk Damond’s fiancé, said in an emotional victim impact statement that the day of her death was “the last time I felt a sense of happiness, a sense of trust and that everything could be OK.”“How do I sum up the pain, the trauma, of these last 23 months? … How can I provide the court the impact of a lost future? What would have potentially been 30 to 40 years filled with love, with family, with joy, with laughter,” he said.Damond’s son, Zach Damond, who was 22 at the time of the shooting, said his stepmother-to-be “cared for me and loved me unconditionally.”“We were meant to be a family for life,” he told the court. “I now come home to sit with my dad, and a piece of us is missing.”John Ruszczyk, Ruszczyk Damond’s father, requested that Noor be given the maximum sentence, and said, “I’ve lost her love, her joy and her laughter.”Noor, a two-year veteran at the time of the shooting, had pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.Prosecutors argued that the former officer had abused his authority to use deadly force and that there was no evidence of a threat when Noor fired.Noor’s lawyers maintained at trial that Noor “acted as he has been trained” and that he should never have been charged with a crime.“The narrative behind this tragedy really began long before the events that occurred in that alley,” Noor’s defense attorney, Thomas Plunkett, said on Friday. “Ms. Ruszczyk was doing her civic duty. She didn’t deserve this.” But he said that the fear that exists between police and members of the public was behind what happened that night.“A prison sentence only punishes Mr. Noor for a culture that he didn’t create,” Plunkett said.Dozens of letters in support for Noor were filed by the defense.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 18

Toddler, 10-year-old girl among 14 people fatally shot over weekend in Chicago

first_imgAlex_Schmidt/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(CHICAGO) — A toddler and a 10-year-old girl were among 14 people shot to death in Chicago in yet another weekend of gun violence that has rocked the city over the past month.Between Friday and Sunday morning, a total of 52 people were shot in Chicago, according to police department records.“As a mother, I am tired of the funerals. I am tired of burying our children,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted, adding that the city was in the throes of a “gun violence epidemic.”The latest carnage in the Windy City comes just a week after more than 100 people were shot, 14 fatally over Father’s Day weekend.The string of violent weekends also follows the deadliest day for shootings in Chicago in decades. On May 31, the police investigated 18 homicides, the most the city has seen in a single day in 60 years.On Saturday, a 22-year-old woman was driving with her 20-month-old son in the neighborhood of Englewood on Chicago’s South Side when just after 2 p.m. a car pulled up beside them and an occupant opened fire, according to a police incident report. The mother was grazed in the head by a bullet while her son was shot in the chest and later died at a hospital, police said. No arrests had been made as of Sunday.The shooting came one week after 3-year-old Mekhi James was shot to death in the east Chicago neighborhood of Austin when someone pulled up alongside the car his 27-year-old stepfather was driving and opened fire, hitting the child in the back, police said.“Everywhere you go, it is violence everywhere. You can’t run from it,” Mekhi’s aunt, Christal Allen, told Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.“We do want justice, but it ain’t gonna bring him back,” said the boy’s mother, Myesha James.At about 9:40 p.m. this Saturday, a 10-year-old girl was hit in the head by a stray bullet that entered her apartment in the northeast Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square, police said. The girl, whose name was not released by police, was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. No arrest have been made in the incident.About two hours later, at 11:18 p.m., an 8-year-old girl who was sitting on a couch inside a residence in Englewood was injured when a stray bullet came through her window and gazed her head, police said. The girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in fair condition on Sunday, according to police. No arrests have been made in the shooting.“It’s on all of us to double down on our all-hands-on-deck public safety efforts with police officers, street outreach teams, trauma support workers, community and faith-based partners,” Lightfoot said in a tweet posted on Saturday. “We must ask ourselves: ‘What are we each doing to make this a season of bounty, not tragedy?’”The shootings this weekend came on the heels of a letter President Donald Trump sent to Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker on Friday criticizing their leadership on the issue of gun violence in Chicago and offering to help.“While I have been heartened to see crime reductions nationally the last few years, I have been horrified by the continued violence in this great American city,” Trump wrote.“Your lack of leadership on this important issue continues to fail the people you have sworn to protect,” Trump continued. “I am concerned it is another example of your lack of commitment to the vulnerable citizens who are victims of this violence and a lack of respect for the men and women in law enforcement.”Responding in series of tweets, Lightfoot said, “I don’t need leadership lessons from Donald Trump.” She went on to write that the president is “using the victims of gun violence in our city to score cheap political points, spew racist rhetoric, and ignore the impact of COVID across this country … It is despicable, disgusting and all too typical.”Jordan Abudayyeh, Pretzker’s press secretary, added in a tweet that Trump “is a failure who has once again resorted to a press stunt in an attempt to distract from his long list of failures, especially his response to the deadly coronavirus and nationwide calls for racial justice.”“The people of this state and this nation have unfortunately come to expect his unhinged attempts to politicize tragedy with his predictable and worn out strategy to distract, distract, distract,” Abudayyeh tweeted. “The Governor stands with the Mayor in working to accomplish meaningful change.”Meanwhile, loved ones and friends of 20-year-old DePaul University student Gary Tinder, who was shot to death on June 21, gathered on Saturday for a vigil and to announce a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Tinder’s killer. Tinder was slain as he walked home from a Starbucks where he worked in the north part of Chicago.“How much he was loved,” Tinder’s mother, Jane Tinder, said. “He was wonderful, funny, intelligent and [had] so much promise. It’s senseless.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 4

660 lives saved in the Mediterranean

first_img View post tag: EUNAVFOR Med View post tag: ESPS Canarias EUNAVFOR Med vessels, led by German FGS Berlin and Spanish ESPS Canarias, saved 660 lives in the central Mediterranean Sea on December 24 and 25.The unusually calm sea waters increased the flow of migrants from the Libyan coast.While patrolling the assigned area of operations, the two vessels in service within Eunavfor Med operation Sophia, were requested to intervene in favor of several vessels sailing in distress towards the Italian coast.In a coordinated operation, the two ships accomplished the given rescue missions without incidents. All the migrants were then transferred to a vessel of the Italian coastguard and to the ONG asset Siem Pilot in order to allow the military ships to go back to their duty against human smuggling and trafficking.Operation Sophia vessels have so far been involved in 44 rescue operations which resulted in saving more than 8100 lives. Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today 660 lives saved in the Mediterranean 660 lives saved in the Mediterranean View post tag: FGS Berlin December 27, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more