Turkey raps US for designating Iran Revolutionary Guard as terrorist

first_imgAnkara: The US decision to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization is a dangerous development that could lead to chaos, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday. Speaking at a joint news conference with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Turkish minister also said that U.S. sanctions were harming the people of Iran. The United States re-imposed sanctions on Iran, including on its energy sector, last November, after President Donald Trump pulled out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Trump and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the designation against the Revolutionary Guard with great fanfare last week. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”When we start adding other countries’ armies to terror lists, then serious cracks will occur in the system of international law,” Cavusoglu said. “Trust in the global system will decline and total chaos will ensue.” “Our conscience does not accept that the brotherly Iranian people be punished,” Cavusoglu said of US sanctions on Iran. “Such steps put regional stability, peace, calm and economic development under risk.” Zarif arrived in Turkey after visiting Syria where he met President Bashar Assad. Russia, Iran and Turkey, which back rival groups in Syria’s conflict, have been sponsoring talks in Kazakhstan to try to end the war. Zarif said he would tell Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about his talks with Assad, adding that Iran wants to help Turkey and Syria establish “good relations.” The US designation the first-ever for an entire division of another government adds another layer of sanctions to the powerful paramilitary Iranian force and makes it a crime under US jurisdiction to provide it with material support.last_img read more

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Dont vote for Cong CM Kejriwal to voters

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister on Wednesday held a roadshow in the Chandni Chowk constituency in support of the candidate Pankaj Gupta. The AAP chief started from Model Town and covered a huge area through this road show. The show ended at the Jama Masjid. This was the first ever roadshow by the AAP chief in Delhi for this Lok Sabha election. “He is not only our supreme leader but also the strength we all carry with us. I am delighted that he came for the roadshow in my support,” said Pankaj Gupta. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe voice everywhere throughout the roadshow was for the full-statehood and the works for the Delhi government. The AAP this time will focus on the road shows and this will continue till May 8. After that opposition leaders like Mamata Banerjee might join the campaign in support of the AAP. In the roadshow at some points, the Chief Minister addressed the people. “Do not let your vote to get divided therefore do not vote for the Congress party,” said the CM. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarWhile, BJP and Congress would focus on the star campaigners like PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and hold mega rallies throughout Delhi, the AAP observed that the party did not have that much money to hold such major rallies. ‘We are a small party and we do not have that much money to hold mega rallies every day. We believe in personal interaction and door to door campaign which we are doing,” said a senior leader. On Thursday, he would participate in the roadshow of East Delhi candidate Atishi. On May 3 and 4, he would join roadshows of North East candidate Dilip Pandey and South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha, respectively.last_img read more

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US wants to work with India on Sri Lanka and other countries

During the press briefing, Wells previewed her upcoming travel to the Indian Ocean Conference and how it supports the Trump administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy.The annual conference, hosted by the India Foundation along with its partners from Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, will focus on the theme of ‘Building Regional Architectures’.The US Deputy Assistant Secretary said that Washington aimed to ensure that South Asia’s future is free, operates in a rule-based system and is open. The United States has said that it wants to work with India on Sri Lanka and other countries in the region.Principal US Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells said that Washington wants to work together with New Delhi and identify projects whether they be in Sri Lanka or Nepal. Wells expressed these views during a press conference in the US, First Post reported. She also said, “More than $100 million of funding will go to South Asia, which includes $39 million for Bangladesh, $14 million for Sri Lanka and $17 million for Nepal.”“It will focus on maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster response, peacekeeping capabilities and counter transnational crime, which is the key for a free and open Indo-Pacific,” she also added. (Colombo Gazette) “One of the great new elements of our relationship with India is that we are working in third countries,” she said as she cited the example of the assistance and developmental level work with India in Africa on health-related issues and peacekeeping training. She said India and the US worked together in programmes that involved bringing Afghans to India for cost-effective training.  “India really is an all-weather partner as we look ahead to how to ensure that the Indo-Pacific remains free and open.” read more

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Ohio State baseball boasts 40 win streak faces Spartans

Riding a four-game winning steak, the Ohio State baseball team is set to take on Michigan State for a three-game series at home this weekend. OSU is sitting at 15-6 on the season, but senior shortstop Kirby Pellant said those losses aren’t holding the team back. “We lost some games we shouldn’t have lost, but right now everything is clicking,” Pellant said. “The confidence is coming around right on time and we feel like we can play with anyone.” Pellant was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday after going 6-for-9 with a double, a home run, seven RBI and two runs scored in the Buckeyes’ 7-0 shutout of Purdue Saturday. Pellant walked four times and had a pair of sacrifice bunts. His four hits were a career-high and his home run was the first of his career. Redshirt senior second baseman Ryan Cypret added that the team as a whole seems to be getting better each week. “It’s been a process since the beginning of the year, and every weekend has been an improvement,” Cypret said. “Pitching has already set the bar high and the hitting has stayed to game plan. We are starting to know our identity at the plate.” The Buckeyes haven’t played since their 7-0 shutout at Purdue on Saturday because games against Toledo on Tuesday and Ohio University on Wednesday were canceled due to weather and field conditions. Redshirt senior outfielder Joe Ciamacco said the cancellations haven’t disheartened the team. “We just try to stay loose and have fun,” Ciamacco said. “The weather really doesn’t affect us. So as long as we’re winning and doing what we are supposed to do, it doesn’t really bother us.” The Buckeyes likely face a tough test this weekend in Michigan State. The Spartans are 13-7 this season and are on a seven-game win streak. The series against OSU will be the team’s first conference games of the year. MSU senior outfielder Jordan Keur is a standout for the Spartans, batting .338 with 14 RBI. Senior pitcher Andrew Waszak has a 1.56 ERA and a 3-1 record in 40.1 innings pitched. Both players were named Big Ten Players to Watch for the season. With the unexpected extra time to focus on MSU, OSU coach Greg Beals said the Buckeyes have been working hard to keep the winning mentality alive. “This team has the understanding it’s not about series, it’s about game-to-game, and they know every game matters in the conference standings at the end of the year,” Beals said. “We’re striving for excellence and we want to take care of every opportunity that we have.” OSU is set to take the field against the Spartans at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

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Advances in outdoor optic fibre connectivity from HUBERSUHNER

first_imgGlobal connectivity solutions company HUBER+SUHNER says it has set a new benchmark for outdoor fibre optic connectivity with the launch of its new Q-ODC-12 interface for industrial and FTTA applications. Designed to be the smallest and most robust products in their class, the new connectors also have the highest fibre density – based on the proven QN push-pull mating system. Q-ODC-12 connectors are similar in size to the two-fibre Q-ODC but can connect up to 12 fibres in a single mating step. The successful results achieved in external industry tests and rigorous internal tests “demonstrate beyond doubt that these connectors can be deployed in a wide variety of outdoor environments applications including FTTA (Fibre to the Antenna) and in mining.The Q-ODC-12 connectors “have achieved outstanding results” in a series of rigorous industry tests to ensure their durability and performance under extreme outdoor conditions, proving them to be extremely water-proof, dust-proof and corrosion-resistant. In particular the connectors survived 30 days’ submersion in over 3 m of water and passed extended IP68 waterproof testing. They have been subjected to stringent vibration testing without suffering any performance loss. The HUBER+SUHNER Q-ODC-12 fibre optic connectors also achieved excellent performance in the IP6X dust ingress testing and in extended IPX8 tests for water immersion. The features and benefits of the connector for extreme environments on http://extreme.hubersuhner.com.HUBER+SUHNER states that its products “are ideal for the construction of control, monitoring, protection and communication systems under the particularly harsh conditions prevailing in mines. For these applications, HUBER+SUHNER offers fibre optic cables, connectors and complete systems that can be installed quickly and reliably.”last_img read more

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Germany benefiting financially from Greeces debt

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As Greece struggles financially with unemployment and cuts to wages and pensions, Germany has earned €1.3 billion on the various crisis loans to Greece over the past 10 years according to official figures. Making up the handsome numbers is a loan of €22.3 billion made to Greece by state-owned German bank KfW. While only two thirds of the loan were accessed, after refinancing costs in seven years it has it has earned €393 million in interest. Meanwhile since 2015 the Bundesbank earned profits of €952 million on the Securities Market Programme (SMP), a bond-buying programme. Though no longer in operation, the bonds that were bought have continued to generate money for the European Central Bank, with €1.147 billion projected for this year alone and €901 for 2018, with Germany entitled to a quarter of the total sum. While the profits are legal, politicians of the German opposition say that morally it is another matter entirely to profit over Greece’s financial struggle. “The interest profits have to finally be paid to Greece,” said the Green Party’s Sven-Christian Kindler. “It’s just not on that (Germany’s federal finance minister) Wolfgang Schäuble can reform the German budget with such interest profits.”last_img read more

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United full of praises for Jesse Lingards outstanding performance

first_imgManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praises on Jesse Lingard’s following his performance in the FA Cup fourth-round against Arsenal.The England international scored United’s second goal as they ran out 3-1 winners at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night, and Solskjaer was full of praise for him.“Jesse’s a big game player,” Solskjaer said, according to FourFourTwo.“He’s shown that for England, for us. He always pops up with goals.”“Jesse is someone we never, never hesitate to put in a Man United team and he’s been brought through this system, he knows what this means, he knows the club, he knows this history, he knows all the counter-attacking goals we’ve scored against Arsenal.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He knows everything about the club and he’s someone we’ll look after.”Solskjaer also spoke about the position Romelu Lukaku played in the game after the Belgium international provided two assists from the right wing.“Rom has played there for Belgium and Everton,” he added at a post-match news conference.“It’s a tactic we can use and we know how strong he is. He held the ball up and ran the channel. It was a fantastic pass for Alexis’ goal. It was a great finish.”last_img read more

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Michael Moore expected to visit Occupy Portland

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Occupy Portland volunteers expect a visit Monday afternoon from filmmaker Michael Moore.Volunteers also say demonstrators following a Halloween-inspired zombie theme will march from Lownsdown Square to a Bank of America to protest the bank’s coal interests.The Occupy Portland demonstration began Oct. 6 in support of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. Portland is allowing camping downtown at Lownsdown Square and Chapman Square, but 27 people were arrested early Sunday for refusing to leave Jamison Square Park in the Pearl District after the park closed at midnight.last_img read more

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Drug court alumni paying it forward

first_imgFor a year and a half, when Christina Traxler wasn’t in jail, she was sleeping on Discovery Trail.Traxler’s meth-addicted lifestyle finally caught up with her in February 2005, when she was arrested for residential burglary and entered the drug court program.Initially a skeptic, Traxler said her path to becoming clean started about six months into the program, when she met a recovered addict at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.The informal mentor helped her realize she wasn’t alone. A new life was attainable.“I didn’t have any clue what I was doing,” Traxler recalled. “I remember what it is to be completely lonely.”Now, the 42-year-old drug court graduate is paying it forward. She and 17 other graduates have started a mentoring program to help current Clark County drug court participants wade through the challenging process of becoming — and staying — clean.There has long been an alumni group for drug court, which offers low-level offenders treatment instead of jail time for a minimum 12-month program. But last month, with the help of Clark County Superior Court therapeutic courts coordinator Brad Finegood, group members began meeting with “mentees” — new participants in the program. They help the participants by accompanying them to NA or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, answering questions about the program and simply being a stable support.The goal is for every drug court participant to have a mentor.Organizers say the intent of the new mentor program is to reach participants in the early stages, the first 90 days, when most people tend to drop out of drug court. That’s often because their lifestyle is still fulllast_img read more

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RGB to install 1300 new EGMs in the Philippines in 2019 as

first_img Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gambling RelatedPosts 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Electronic gaming machine supplier RGB International Bhd says it is looking to install 1,770 new EGMs across Asia in 2019, of which 1,300 are headed to the Philippines.The company’s ongoing expansion plans were outlined by Managing Director Datuk Chuah Kim Seah in an interview with The Star Malaysia, coming despite a forced delay in a previously announced spin-off of its technical support and management (TSM) division to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Aristocrat wins battle over intellectual property rights with US$3 million settlement “In the Philippines, some 600 gaming machines have already been installed … according to the terms and conditions of the contract,” Chuah said, with the remaining units to be installed by the end of July.“These 1,300 machines would generate a yield of at least US$50 million for the group over the next five years.”RGB is also looking to install 280 machines in Cambodia, 100 in Timor and up to 180 in Vietnam, while recent revelations that Myanmar is set to pass a new law in May allowing the development of foreigner-only casinos will open another new opportunity for the company.“We are studying the market now, as we have already received enquiries from potential casino operators in Myanmar,” Chuah said.Asked about the delay in spinning off RGB’s TSM division, Chuah added, “We need to wait for a conducive environment to implement our initial public offering plans in Hong Kong.” Load Morelast_img read more

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Moose Deaths By Trains Hit 10Year Low Due To Light Snowfall

first_imgLight snowfall kept moose deaths by train to a 10-year low this winter.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the animals have an easier time getting out of the way of oncoming trains when the tracks are clear.Numbers released by the Alaska Railroad and the state game and fish department show 24 moose were killed this winter compared to 292 in 2011-2012, a year of record snowfall in Southcentral Alaska.last_img

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Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan Coming to India on 4 February Report

first_imgHyundai Motor India, India’s second-largest car manufacturer is reportedly gearing up to pull the wraps off its next offering, the Grand i10 sedan on 4 February 2014, a day before the Delhi Auto Expo.Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan, a car which is said to be the successor of Accent has been caught testing in India several times. The car is based on Hyundai’s Grand i10 hatchback, which has been very popular in the country since its launch. It now appears that the Korean manufacturer is looking to set up new competition in the compact sedan market with the launch of the Grand i10 based sedan.According to the OverDrive report, the company will price the upcoming sedan aggressively in the domestic market, which could even be lesser than the current leaders such as Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire and the Tata Indigo eCS. If the reports are to be believed the car is likely to fall in the ₹5 lakh price bracket.Earlier reports suggested that that the sedan would flaunt the same roof line of the hatchback. The car is expected to introduce major tweaks in the styling and interior space and is likely to be offered in petrol and diesel variants in the country.The petrol variant will with 1.2-liter Kappa2 petrol engine, which can churn out a power of 83PS @ 6,000rpm and a peak torque of and 114Nm @ 4,000rpm.On the other hand, the diesel model of the car is expected to pack 1.1-liter U2 CRDI diesel motor under the hood, which can generate 71PS power and 160Nm torque.Besides Grand i10 sedan, Hyundai will also unveil its latest version of seven-seater Santa Fe SUV in India at the 2014 Auto expo. The carmaker, for the first time, will locally assemble the car at its Chennai plant. According to rumours, the latest avatar of Santa Fe would pack the 2.2-litre CRDi diesel engine under the hood, which can generate a power of 194bhp and a peak torque of 422Nm.last_img read more

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Kwality shares gain 12 on stock upgrade

first_imgShares of private sector dairy company Kwality spurted almost 12 percent on Wednesday on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) along with those of firms engaged in similar business in response to a stock upgrade by a brokerage.The Kwality stock rose to an intraday high of Rs 138, a gain of 11.60 percent from its previous close of Rs 123.65 and was trading at Rs 133 at around 3.22pm.KR Choksey Shares & Securities had upgraded the stock with a target of Rs 263, listing the company’s shift to sell more to retail customers as against institutional buyers who currently account for 70 percent of its revenues, according to The Financial Express. The retail segment will improve its profit margins, enabling it to post better results.For the financial year 2015-16, retail sales contributed 32 percent to its standalone revenues of Rs 5,753 crore.The company’s six milk-processing facilities in north India have a combined capacity to process 3.4 million litres of milk per day. Kwality sells fresh milk, curd, milk powders and related items and plans to expand its product portfolio with flavoured milk, cream, yogurts, cheese over a period of time, according to a presentation made by the company on September 16, as uploaded on the BSE website.The company plans to embark on various initiatives to drive growth, such as: Capacity expansion and strengthen procurement networkInitiating business transformation for B2CStrengthen employee base across levelsEnter new markets The company had reported 19.3 percent increase in standalone net profit at Rs 42 crore on sales of Rs 1,474 crore for the first quarter ended June 2016.Private equity firm KKR committed to invest Rs 520 crore in Kwality to fund expansion to 9 lakh lites per day, besides debt repayment and brand building, according to the presentation.The promoters hold 65 percent stake in the company while individuals and corporates have a 33 percent stake.last_img read more

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Christchurch home to white supremacists

first_imgArmed Police patrol the burial ground where funerals for victims are set to take place, on March 20, 2019, in Christchurch, five days after the mass shooting attacks at two mosques that killed 50 Muslim worshippers in the city. AFPThe leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the center of the country’s small but persistent white supremacist movement.An expert on such fringe groups says it’s probably more than coincidence that the accused mosque shooter, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, settled in the region, known for a whiter demographic than the country’s north, after frequently traveling abroad in 2016-2018 in what appears to have been an extreme-right pilgrimage.He went mostly to areas of Europe with a long history of sectarian dispute, including clashes between Renaissance Europe and the Ottoman Empire and the breakup of Yugoslavia following its ethnic and religious conflicts.The attack has upended New Zealand’s image as one of the world’s safest and most tolerant countries. It also has highlighted apparent failings by security and intelligence services to view white supremacists as a real threat or to take seriously warnings from Muslim groups of a rise in Islamophobic and xenophobic incidents in recent years.Tarrant planned his attack on two mosques meticulously and had resolved two years earlier to kill Muslims, according to a manifesto he published moments before the massacre. He actively planned the Christchurch shootings for the past three months, he said in the manifesto posted online and emailed to the office of New Zealand’s prime minister minutes before driving to his first target, the golden-domed Al Noor mosque.Police say they are certain Tarrant was the only gunman but may have had support and are investigating that possibility. He had five guns, two of which were converted into semi-automatic weapons. It’s likely that at least some were legally purchased online from a Christchurch gun store.Possible links between the shooter and white supremacists in New Zealand’s south have been alleged by recreational gun user and hunting guide Pete Breidahl.In a video posted on Facebook on Saturday, he said he complained in late 2017 to an arms officer – a local police officer who monitors people’s gun licenses – about the disturbing behavior of members of a rifle club in the southern city of Dunedin that Tarrant reportedly joined.In the video and comments posted online, Breidahl said the club members had Confederate flags, wore camouflage clothing with rank insignia, vilified Muslims and had homicidal fantasies. He claimed to have met Tarrant, calling him “not right.” Police said they have no record of a complaint but are looking into Breidahl’s claims further.Academic Paul Spoonley, who has extensively researched white supremacist groups in New Zealand, said they have been relatively quiet in Christchurch since a 2011 earthquake that forced whole neighborhoods to move and altered the city’s demographics with an influx of migrant workers for reconstruction.”They’ve been quieter recently but they haven’t gone away. They are still here,” he said, citing a 2016 incident in which pigs’ heads were left at the Al Noor mosque, where 42 people died in Friday’s massacre.A business owner in Christchurch has also attracted media attention since the massacre because his company’s vans were emblazoned with neo-Nazi references including the “black sun” symbol that Tarrant’s guns were covered with. The same images, which are used as the company’s branding, appear on its website.When AP visited the registered business address, located in one of Christchurch’s poorer neighborhoods, three of its vans were parked opposite, their “black sun” imagery removed but still identifiable by a company website address on them. A visibly hostile man standing beside the vans, who did not appear to be the business owner, did not want to answer questions.Police on Tuesday said they had arrested a 44-year-old man in Christchurch for distributing objectionable material and he would appear in court the next day.According to Spoonley, the level of hate crimes in New Zealand is low compared with other countries as is the number of white supremacists, but it’s “always a challenge to get people to accept that they exist.””There’s a reluctance to see equivalence between the risks presented by right-wing extremist groups and radical Islamic and leftist groups,” he said.Neighboring Australia’s white supremacist scene is more virulent, in part reflecting the history of its “White Australia” immigration policy which existed in various forms from soon after Federation in 1901 to as late as 1973. In modern times, the rise of a succession of prominent right-wing politicians – starting with Pauline Hanson and her One Nation Party in the mid-1990s – also legitimized such views.Spoonley estimates there are 200-250 hardcore white supremacists in New Zealand and about 300-400 people on the edges.”I would be very surprised if Tarrant didn’t make some sort of contact,” he said.The groups, which emerged in the late 1960s, have evolved over time, coalescing for years around fear of New Zealand moving too far from its British roots, anti-Semitism and opposition to Maori sovereignty and Asian immigrants, and then shifting to Islamophobia following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S.Spoonley, who researched extreme-right groups in the U.K. in the 1970s, said when he returned to New Zealand in the 1980s he was told by authorities there were no similar organizations.But he quickly found more than 70 extreme-right groups, many of them in Christchurch. He attributes three murders in New Zealand since 1989 to white supremacists, including two that were ideologically motivated – a South Korean tourist in 2003 and a homeless gay man in 1999.As Tarrant plotted more recently, Muslim groups in New Zealand were growing increasingly concerned by a rise in abuse against the community but say they were ignored.”There has been an increasing trend which has been brought to the attention of the authorities several times in the last three to four years, including police,” said Anwar Ghani, a spokesman for a federation of Islamic organizations. “It was treated not so seriously.”Verbal abuse, hate emails, hate phone calls and assaults that seem to have an Islamophobic and racist motivation, or a combination of the two, are among the hate crimes experienced by Muslims in New Zealand, he said.The country does not have an official hate crimes database, making it difficult to measure the trend, but some incidents have been widely reported, causing outrage but sparking no real official measures.Ghani said there are dotted lines between Friday’s massacre, hostility to Muslims among a segment of the New Zealand population and the global rise of extreme right-wing movements.”If the issue is not addressed in a proper manner then the problem will continue to increase,” he said. “They are getting bolder and bolder.”Paul Buchanan, a former policy analyst and intelligence consultant for U.S. government security agencies, said the failure of intelligence agencies to detect Tarrant reflects politically based decisions to concentrate resources on monitoring the small number of Islamic extremists in New Zealand.”My interpretation is that in the past 20 years and since 9/11 a political decision was made to prioritize detection and prevention of homegrown jihadists,” he said.”They decided to go whole hog, 80-85 percent of resources into detecting jihadists,” he said. “The rest was devoted to Marxists, environmentalists, animal rights activists. They went for the left.”One such jihadi from New Zealand, along with an Australian, was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in November 2013 while fighting for al-Qaida.There was no political advantage in targeting alienated young white men seen by the wider population as mostly harmless “Pakeha losers,” a Maori word for white New Zealanders, Buchanan said.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said the government will convene an inquiry into the intelligence and security services, seeking to understand why Tarrant was able to escape detection.Tarrant, according to Buchanan, may have been part of a small cell.”There could be tacit enablers,” he said.”He was planning for two years,” Buchanan said. “To be able to do that in utter secrecy suggests someone had to have an inkling that the guy was going to do something and said nothing about it.”last_img read more

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Harveys Death Toll Reaches 88 State Says

first_img Share REUTERS/Adrees LatifA man walks through floodwaters after surveying his property in Rockport, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.Hurricane Harvey has directly or indirectly taken the lives of as least 88 Texans, according to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Department of State Health Services.The majority of deaths – 62 – were caused by wind, rain and floods, which led to drownings or trees falling on people. Meanwhile, 26 deaths were caused by “unsafe or unhealthy conditions” related to the loss or disruption of services such as utilities, transportation and medical care. The state health agency found deaths caused by medical conditions, electrocution, traffic accidents, flood water-related infections, fires and burns. Deaths from natural causes are considered indirectly related to Harvey if physical or mental stress caused by the storm exacerbated “pre-existing medical conditions and contributed to death,” the agency said.The agency said another five deaths could be related to Harvey, but there’s still not enough information to prove a connection. The final death count for Harvey isn’t expected to be released until next year. The preliminary death toll is lower than that from Hurricane Rita in 2005, when a chaotic evacuation caused 73 deaths before the hurricane even reached Texas. That was more than half of the 139 deaths attributed to Rita, which veered away from Houston at the last minute and made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border.A dozen smaller Texas cities ordered residents to evacuate before Harvey, a category 4 hurricane that hit the Texas coast between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor on Aug. 25. Corpus Christi issued a voluntary evacuation, while Houston and Harris County — which didn’t get a direct hit but experienced historic rainfall and flooding — didn’t issue evacuation orders.last_img read more

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Even host Kimmel seemed confused as to why the normally dapper Hiddleston had eschewed his usual sharp suits for the outsized costume. We met for an hour . and had a chance to clear the air” Kelly said on The Kelly File She added “Mr Trump and I discussed the possibility of an interview” and said she hopes to be able to be able to announce some news on a possible interview soon Trump meanwhile sat for an interview with her Fox News colleague Sean Hannity on Wednesday Trump 69 has been critical of Kelly 45 for months after he took issue with her question at the first GOP debate in August 2015 when the Fox News host asked him about previous quotes he’d said to describe women The pair were cordial March 3 at another Republican debate but later that month Trump once again targeted Kelly on Twitter calling her “crazy Megyn" and announcing he would skip the March 21 GOP debate on Fox News which was to have Kelly as a moderator The debate was eventually canceled “Donald Trump’s vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land” a Fox News spokesperson told PEOPLE at the time Trumps campaign fired back calling her a “highly overrated reporter” in a statement to PEOPLE This article originally appeared on peoplecom Contact us at editors@timecom Leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States Seth Meyers took some time to predict how his first hours in office will play out During the “A Closer Look” segment of Thursday’s episode of The Late Show the host joked that the day’s festivities will conclude with an impeachment hearing showing a clip in which the chief ethics lawyer for George W Bush deemed Trump’s business conflicts unconstitutional “I guess that explains the schedule” Meyers said “Noon swearing-in 3 pm inaugural parade 6 pm impeachment hearing” Meyers also had fun with Trump’s lack of A-list inaugural performers joking about desperate attempts to get notable names “You get an ambassadorship for booking an inauguration performer," Featured Image Credit: ITV / I’m A Celebrity.. It is outlawed in the workplace. The Gulf kingdom issued a 24-hour expulsion notice Monday against ambassador Dennis Horak,200 and pushing 4. read more

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