June 12

Rep. Chu Expresses Support for CPC’s Recommendations on the Border Crisis

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May 18

At least six hurt in shooting at California high school, suspect in custody

first_imgChiccoDodiFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — At least six people were taken to hospitals after a shooting at a high school in Southern California Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.A suspect has been taken into custody as students evacuate the campus and reunite with their parents.The number of injuries are fluctuating amid the chaos at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.While fire officials reported six people hospitalized, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at least three people, all students, were hurt, including at least one gunshot victim.Henry Mayo Hospital has received three patients in critical condition, hospital officials said.Villanueva said the suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital. The sheriff told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV earlier that the suspect was believed to be part of the student body.The shooting began at 7:05 a.m. local time, during what’s called “Zero Period,” roughly an hour before the school day officially begins at 8 a.m. and is often used for extracurricular classes and was before the bulk of the students were there for the start of the school day, police told ABC News.Sophomore Brooklyn Moreno said she was in the quad when she heard what she thought was a balloon popping.“I just started running,” she told KABC. “There was girls falling in front of me and I tried to help them up, then just kept running cause I didn’t want to get hurt, either.”“I never thought this would happen at my school,” Moreno said. “I’m still kinda in shock right now. I’ve been shaking and crying a lot — I’m an emotional wreck.”One student told KABC he was headed to school when a few friends texted him to not go because they heard shots.“At first I didn’t believe it,” said the sophomore. “You would never think this would happen… I saw cops and I stopped and I called my mom and she told me to come straight home.”Students were led single file through the campus by armed officers. Multiple ambulances were spotted at the scene as worried parents jammed the streets.As the search for the suspect was unfolding, officials urged those who live in the area to lock their doors and other schools were placed on lockdown.Misty Wolf, a Saugus High School graduate whose 16-year-old daughter goes to a nearby school, said they were just arriving when her daughter’s school was placed on lockdown.“We were all getting there and parents heard shots — or what we thought were shots,” Wolf told ABC News. “The nice guy who waves us in the lot every morning started shouting at the kids walking to get out of the way get up the hill. …We were all trying to get out. People were confused.”“Having my kid, who is already dealing with things in life, being scared because I told her to duck down because they don’t know where the shooter is — is hard,” Wolf said. “There was another [school lockdown] a few years ago and she never wanted to leave her classroom after it. I’m worried that this will make her not want to be at school because she doesn’t feel safe.”Moments before news of the shooting broke, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was on the Senate floor calling on his colleagues to bring up a universal background checks bill that was passed by the House earlier this year.He asked for unanimous consent to pass the legislation dubbed the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019” that would establish new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties. The House approved of the measure in February in a 240-90 vote.His fellow Democratic Connecticut senator, Richard Blumenthal, was in the middle of his remarks on gun violence when he was handed a note informing him of the reported shooting.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

December 20

Elite FUSINA Force Credited For Drop in Honduras Homicides

first_imgThe dramatic reduction in violence and improvement in public safety is attributable to the efforts of the elite security force, which officials launched in January 2014. “(FUSINA) has the capacity to confront organized crime groups as well as common delinquency,” explained Military Justice Lieutenant Colonel Santos Nolasco, a FUSINA spokesman, who went on to say that the organization was successful because of its “coordinated work.” The homicide rate in Honduras has dropped dramatically in recent years, and authorities credit the efforts of the National Inter-Agency Security Force (FUSINA), a special unit comprised of Military Troops, National Police agents, members of the Attorney General’s office, and other law enforcement agencies. The country’s homicide rate peaked in 2012, when Honduras recorded 86 killings per 100,000 residents. Since then, the rate of deadly violence has decreased steadily and significantly, to 75 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2013, then to 66 in 2014, and 56 in 2015. The security force is making the country safer in a variety of ways, including seizing large numbers of illegal firearms, drugs, and cash that criminal organizations use to finance their illicit enterprises. Since its creation, FUSINA has seized 5,769 firearms, 612 kilos of cocaine, and more than 297 million lempiras (approximately $13.15 million) from criminal suspects, in addition to recovering more than 500 stolen vehicles and motorcycles. Overall, the interagency unit has arrested more than 6,000 suspects. Civilian population’s role While all of the security force’s accomplishments are important, FUSINA’s most crucial achievement, according to Lt. Col. Nolasco, is the dramatic reduction in deadly violence. The security force did not accomplish this on its own. Assistance from the civilian population, which provides security forces with information, is crucial to FUSINA’s success, the Lieutenant Colonel explained. FUSINA successes FUSINA’s leadership has set apart time to review and evaluate operations going forward. “Logically, we will continue to implement the strategies that brought about good outcomes. Those that gave us partial results will necessarily have to be modified,” explained Lt. Col. Nolasco. “This combat is dynamic, not static. As delinquency modifies itself, so will we.” The effort the Government makes is great by supporting different institutions with resources: Security, Defense, Public Ministry… Civil society by contributing information helps to gradually reduce the rate of organized crime activities, paying the people with medicine for hospitals and education to gradually improve the infrastructure. I would like to join FUSINA. What do you need to join? i just read this article and it so full of lies or you really guys ignore a lot of the real true, the president that we currently have, has created a parallel military arm of his practices he just wants to stay four more years in power.and FUSSINA. its just one of the ways he is about to accomplish that, he has control of the Congress and control of the Electoral Supreme Court the Public Ministry (in charge of the prosecute against possible violators ), little by little he is accomplishing that and the people of my country is dying and corruption and assassinations is rampant, the biggest human right Activist and ecologist Berta Caseres who received The Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015, for “a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam” at the Río Gualcarque. got shot in the middle of the night and military soldiers where among the shooters and to this date no one has been found guilty yet don’t believe none of the lies of this article call Honduras Human right ministry or the opposition parties and the will feel you with all the things that i was not able to remember. By Dialogo February 11, 2016 “The cooperation of the population is also behind this achievement,” Lt. Col. Nolasco stated. “This will be part of our focus in 2016. We want society to get involved in these efforts one hundred percent.” FUSINA encourages residents to report crimes they have been victims of or have witnessed. “This,” Lt. Col. Nolasco said, “reduces impunity, which is one of our goals.” While the security force has made much progress in improving public safety, it remains vigilant. “We understand we still face challenges. Honduras is still going through a difficult situation. Society should understand this. The state must continue to do its part as well. And this is how we are moving forward, fully aware of the difficulties, but with a renewed commitment, more so after seeing the positive results. “Our work will be better integrated with more human resources, with more experience, with more technology,” Lt. Col Nolasco stated. “Therefore the results this year will have to be better as well. Again, we want to continue to carry out this work with the support of the population, and be stronger in 2016. And we will do it like we have done it so far, together.” And in an effort to combat drug trafficking, FUSINA helped destroy 56 clandestine landing strips used for narcoflights. FUSINA forces also dismantled almost a dozen “blind spots” — illegal crossing points used by smugglers to move animals, money, drugs, and people — along the border between Honduras and Guatemala. Confronting violent street gangs, such as Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18), is one of the FUSINA’s most important missions. The security force maintains a strong and constant presence in 115 communities with high levels of delinquency provoked by gangs. It carries out motorized and foot patrols to identify and capture members of such groups. Additionally, it has launched an education program in schools around the country with the purpose of training children and teens to resist getting involved with gangs. last_img read more

October 20

Keegan strikes merger deal with Orb Estates

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August 12


first_img:10 I don’t know him, I know of him, of course. But can someone please tell me why former Penn State Assistant Coach Tom Bradley has nothing to say? I’m just asking!:09 About the Penn State Thing: I am with Franco Harris!•Too much blame on Joe Paterno and not enough blame on the criminal… Sandusky! BILL NEAL •Leave the current players alone. The innocent should not suffer the sins of the guilty.•For the players that stay and gut it out you will be remembered for it. Remember the Titans!•Speaking of which it’s not that easy to up and transfer, especially if you’re not a superstar.•Taking the games away from a dead man is just wrong!!! I bet the university didn’t give back the billion dollars that Joe Paterno brought to the college!!:08 Your last name is “Bolt”…and by birth, not made up. Of course you’re the fastest man on the planet!:07 Olympic Women’s Water Polo…Boorriinngg with a Capital “B”!:06 Now Women’s Beach Volleyball, that’s a sport. Clearly the Greek gods’ original Olympic plans were to have women play for the gold in bikinis. I love you Greek gods!:05 A huge, mega, enormous, gigantic “you go, girl” to 16-year-old Gabby Douglas, the first African-American to win the overall gold in women’s gymnastic competition. You haters about her hair…are you kidding me…I mean, that’s all you got. And every one of you that put that crap out there probably can’t roll your fat butt off the couch let alone across a gym floor. And you know the hair your wearing ain’t yours…just shut up!!!:04 Just for the record… the U.S. men’s basketball team will win the gold. But Lithuania showed you that the U.S. having a bad game when the other team is having a great game along with the wrong U.S. attitude can spell disaster!:03 So you believe Jordan Miles is making the demolition of his face up and you also believe the cops are telling the truth. That tells me that you also believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, that the Viet Nam War made sense, that J-Lo is finer than Halle…(ok maybe), that there was a better voice than David Ruffin and above all that the Miami Heat and LeBron James didn’t get special treatment from the ref’s (Neal…let it go man! …ok my bad) well you believe all that do ya…do ya …c’mon man!!!:02 The…your Pittsburgh Steelers kick it off on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles…let’s go boys…it’s showtime!:01 At The Buzzer, ­Hhheeerrreee we go. You asked for it and you’re going to get it!•The Armon Gilliam Memorial “Hard Work” Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls ages 8-16 tips off Aug. 11 & 12 at the Penn Hills YMCA. Advance registration is required, call for information at 412-628-4856. Check in is at 8:30 a.m. sharp and believe me boys and girls this will be hard work!!•The Allure Models and Champion Enterprises Summer Car Wash is coming at ya Aug. 18 at the Monroeville Firestone across from Chuck-E-Cheese on Rt 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain date Aug. 19) oh shut up…you know you want to see the models getting wet…and sudsy! Yes you do…yes you do!!!•The last summer bash coming up Aug. 25 at Bar­celona Restaurant, Alle­gheny River Boulevard with the fabulous Flow Band, Pgh.’s No.1 Reggae Band and Car Cruise from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 412-628-4856 for more info.•Love ya Donna Baxter and the Soul Pitt website. You’re Fan-Tas-Tic!!!:00 Double Overtime: Mike Wallace you are making a Big Big Big Mistake. You better read the Hines Ward and Franco Harris story and make sure you read the last chapter…If they send “Franco” packin’ they’ll send anybody packin’!!!Game Overlast_img read more

August 3

Swim teams flock to Heritage City for Kootenay Regional Meet

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes are ready to use home pool advantage to defend their Kootenay Regional Title this weekend at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre.The meet begins Saturday morning before concluding Sunday afternoon. The top swimmers in each event have an opportunity to represent the zone at the BC Provincial Summer Swim Association Championships August 17-20 in Kamloops.Teams from Castlegar, Trail, Grand Forks, Creston, Kimberley and Colville, Wash., are expected to attend the meet.last_img read more

August 2


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, GENDER AGENDA, WINNER: “I was afraid we were going to be too close to the lead but when I saw the slow pace I knew we were OK. Out of the gate, I let the favorite (Glory) go and tried to force her to the lead; I just put us second and followed them.“After that, it wasn’t going to be my fault because I knew we were getting a perfect trip in that spot. She was so relaxed and she got a perfect trip.“I think she wants to go a mile, or a mile and a sixteenth. I think this distance worked so well because of the slow pace. Last time, she was caught down by the rail and struggled a bit but today she was able to get out and had a beautiful trip.” KENT DESORMEAUX, STORMY LUCY, SECOND: “I got out too late. She was the best today . . . ” KEITH BRACKPOOL, PART OWNER, GENDER AGENDA: “This filly’s been unlucky. She’s had full fields in almost everything she’s gone up against. I’m thinking, ‘When are we going to get a decent shot?’ He (Rafael Bejarano) rode her beautifully today, she rated beautifully, and she’s a nice filly.” CARLA GAINES, GENDER AGENDA, WINNER: “We were trying to decide to run in this race or the6 ½ down the hill (Monrovia on Jan. 3). She’s a very good miler and we decided to attempt to get her to stretch out that extra eighth (of a mile), and it worked.”center_img MIKE SMITH, GLORY, THIRD: “She ran great. If the grass was a little firmer, maybe she would’ve hung on, but she ran great.”TRAINER QUOTES             NOTES: The winning owners are Keith Brackpool, Alon Ossip and Tim Ritvo.last_img read more

December 21

Round-up: Conte backs Luiz, Blues U23s beat Spurs, QPR eye France U19 ace, R’s duo could go

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte says he can improve David Luiz as a player following the Brazilian’s recent return to the club.Luiz was criticised for some defensive lapses during his first spell at Stamford Bridge, but Conte has insisted he can become one of the world’s best centre-backs.Speaking of centre-backs, Conte has also suggested that he might play with three of them instead of a flat back four in the future. Meanwhile, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has been named player of the month for August ahead of Chelsea star Eden Hazard.The stats suggested Hazard would be the winnerMany Chelsea fans on Twitter reacted with disbelief to the news that Hazard had not won the award.Chelsea’s development side were in action on Friday evening, beating Tottenham 3-1 at the Bridge in an excellent display watched by Conte.QPR are continuing to keep tabs on Paris St-Germain’s Roli Pereira – West London Sport previously revealed that they were unable to push through a deal to sign him prior to the recent transfer deadline.Rangers are also likely to listen to any offers for Michael Doughty and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas when the transfer window reopens in January.Doughty and Emmanuel-Thomas are currently out on loanThe R’s will again be without Joel Lynch against Blackburn on Saturday, while new loan signing Pawel Wszolek must wait for his debut because of a suspension carried over from his parent club Hellas Verona.In cricket, Middlesex remain on course to lift their first County Championship title since 1993 after a nail-biting five-wicket victory against Nottinghamshire.And at the Paralympics, Marc McCarroll and Andy Lapthorne both came through their wheelchair tennis first-round matches in Rio.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

November 27

Lady Eagles keep flight

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving No stopping Blaze Spikers MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Top Lady Maroon Isa Molde went out with an injured left knee and ankle with the score at 4-0 in the second set in favor of the Lady Eagles after landing on teammate Mirgie Bautista.Ace Ateneo setter Deanna Wong admitted to being scared seeing that, and after the team offered their prayers, the Lady Eagles went on with the bombardment and won pulling away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I really felt scared after that (Molde injury), but we had to focus on the game,” said Wong. “We gave our prayers to Isa, but we badly needed this win.”Wong had 24 excellent sets in the rout and gave a hint that she and her teammates will not be slowing down. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo remained an unstoppable force in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament, crushing a depleted University of the Philippines side on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay for its eighth straight win that enabled the Lady Eagles to pull farther away from the pack.The Lady Eagles continued to be untouchable after a season-opening loss, with a 25-23, 25-16, 25-23 victory over the Lady Maroons showcasing their vast arsenal against a foe that suffered a major loss in manpower early in the second set.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Google Philippines names new country director Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We feel the pressure. This is a big crowd. Big venue. But it’s our choice to put that pressure away,” added Wong.Kat Tolentino led Ateneo with 15 points, while Maddie Madayag and Bea de Leon contributed 10 and nine, respectively.Molde, meanwhile, was immediately brought to Philippine General Hospital for examinations.The star open hitter of UP thus became the third league star to sustain an injury this season after University of Santo Tomas’ Milena Alessandrini and Far Eastern University’s Lycha Ebon.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

November 18

Having strong raiders a plus for U Mumba, says Adake

first_imgMumbai, Jul 25 (PTI) U Mumba player Kashiling Adake feels it is an advantage to have strong raiders in the side for the fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi league, which gets underway this week. “Having good raiders is a plus point. When a raider earns a point for the team, the covers play with a free mind and theres less pressure on the defence and that helps them to perform better and take a few risks,” Adake said in a release. “I am fortunate to belong to a side that boasts of strong raiders, something that always helps in gaining an upper hand over the other teams. “Our team has some of the best raiders the sport has ever seen. While Shabeer (Bapu) and Nitin (Mandane) are both left raiders, Anup (Kumar) and I are right raiders — keeping all options covered. If the opponents right defence is strong, we will raid on the left and vice versa. I feel this combination of having strong left and right raiders in the team will be an advantage,” he added.The player also said this year the team was focusing on building stamina so that fatigue never became a factor through the extended season. PTI NRB CM CMlast_img read more