Leak forces BP to shut a key pipeline

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Leak forces BP to shut a key pipeline Sunday 9 January 2011 11:13 pm whatsappcenter_img whatsapp SHARES in BP could come under pressure today, after the oil major was forced to shut down nearly all of its output on a pipeline in Alaska following a leak.The firm has closed down 95 per cent of production from North America’s biggest oil field in Prudhoe Bay, which could result in the loss of up to 15 per cent of US crude.The cause of the leak on the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is currently being investigated, and comes at a time when BP is still attempting to recover from the fallout from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.The shutdown of the pipeline could lead to a jump in oil prices, as it accounts for as much as 15 per cent of US crude oil production, and is the only line carrying oil to market from the expansive Prudhoe Bay field.However the oil market is said to be better equipped to withstand the shock of the closure than in 2006, when fears of corrosion on the Prudhoe Bay pipeline led to BP reducing production, in turn pushing oil prices up.Pipeline operator Alyeska Pipeline Consortium, in which BP owns a 46.93 per cent stake, shut down operation at 8:50am on Saturday, after workers discovered oil leaking into a basement at a pump station.Oil firm ConocoPhillips owns a further 28.29 per cent of the line, ExxonMobil 20.34 per cent, Chevron 1.36 per cent and Koch Alaska Pipeline Company 3.08 per cent. Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Uralkali-Slivnit merger approved

first_img Russian potash miner Uralkali said yesterday that Silvinit shareholders had voted to approve their merger, which will create the world’s second largest producer of the soil nutrient. Uralkali said 90.9 per cent of the votes cast at a meeting on Friday supported the merger. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo Share Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Monday 7 February 2011 7:49 pm Uralkali-Slivnit merger approved KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Brian Brick breathes new life into outfitter

first_img Share Brian Brick breathes new life into outfitter KCS-content Monday 7 February 2011 8:47 pm whatsapp whatsapp BRIAN Brick is in the middle of a turnaround plan to restore Moss Bros to health after the ailing 88-year-old retailer lost its way. His reputation in the clothing industry is that of an effective, low-key retailer with an eye for detail. The scale of his task was shown by a pre-tax loss of £3m in the first six months of 2009. The performance of the hire shop was in particular hit by the downturn in corporate hospitality.But Brick is an experienced retailer who built up a family business.In 1985 Brick and his brother Alex took over his father’s menswear business and re-branded it “Suits You”. They built this into a multi-brand menswear business and sold SRG (Speciality Retail Group) to Gresham Private equity in 2005. SRG was the parent company of Suits You. Brick became a non-executive director at Moss Bros in September 2008, and chief executive in January 2009. He took the post after the former chief executive Philip Mountford had departed and Moss Bros had also faced an aborted £40m takeover by the now defunct Icelandic retail investor Baugur.Brick lives in Stanmore, Middlesex.HAWKPOINTALTIUM CAPITALHAWKPOINT was the lead adviser for Moss Bros on the Boss deal. Altium Capital was also involved in the negotiations which, because of the long relationship between the two retailers, went smoothly. As a Boss franchisee, the team at Moss knew their counterparts well and the price and details of the sale were agreed by the two parties without any posturing or tough talking, said those close to the deal. The fact that Moss will still stock some Boss items in its stores will see the relationship continue in some form. Hawkpoint advises corporates, financial institutions, private equity houses and governments throughout Europe. The company employs 100 staff in London, Paris and Frankfurt.Meanwhile international investment bank Altium was also in the background, helping the deal through.It specialises in acquisitions and disposals. Moss Bros chief executive Brian Brick described the negotiations as like “dealing with friends” as the agreement was signed and sealed without any fuss. center_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Betfred acquires Betting World from Phumelela in business rescue

first_imgIn September, Phumelela rejected a ZAR925m (£41.9m/€46.7/$55.0m) acquisition bid from BetFred that would’ve acted as an alternative to the business rescue plan to accept a deal from Mary Oppenheimer Daughters instead. Phumelela made moves to cease business in December after it delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, a decision that would see the business broken up to repay creditors. Betting World, Phumelela’s sports betting subsidiary, allows customers to bet on a variety of sports including cricket, rugby and football. 2nd June 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan According to an update released as part of Phumelela’s ongoing business rescue, the transaction took place on 31 May 2021 at a sale price of ZAR120m (£6.1m/€7.1m/$8.7m). Phumelela noted that this price was subject to final adjustments, and that the final price will be published in a future business rescue plan update. Betfred acquires Betting World from Phumelela in business rescue The company’s business rescue plan outlined debts of up to ZAR1.17bn (£236.0m/€261.3m/$312.0m). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Group Betfred Phumelela was placed in a state of business rescue – a type of bankruptcy arrangement – last May after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdowns in South Africa affected business. In its statement, Phumelela noted that all creditors who had submitted claims against the company had been paid or would be paid in due course. The deadline for submissions was 30 November 2020, while claims submitted late would be processed in a longer timeframe. Bookmaker Betfred has purchased sports betting brand Betting World from struggling Phumelela Gaming, after Phumelela rejected Betfred’s offer to acquire the whole Phumelela business last year. Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Africa Southern Africa Email Addresslast_img read more

Coming to Netflix in May

first_imgNetflix Spotlight: May 2017 DebutsAmerican Experience: The Big Burn (2014)American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (2017) Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association (TCA). Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler. 5/19/17BLAME!—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMLaerte-se—NETFLIX ORIGINALThe Keepers: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL5/21/17What’s With Wheat (2017)5/22/17Inglourious Basterds (2009)They Call Us Monsters (2017)5/23/17Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King—NETFLIX ORIGINALDig Two Graves (2014)5/24/17Southpaw (2015)5/26/17Believe (2016)Bloodline: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINALI am Jane Doe (2017)Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower—NETFLIX ORIGINALWar Machine—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM5/28/17Bunk’d: Season 2 (2016)5/29/17Forever Pure (2016)A New High (2015)5/30/17Bloodline returns for its third and final season on Netflix in May.F is for Family: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINALHouse of Cards: Season 5—NETFLIX ORIGINALMarvel’s Doctor Strange (2016)MastermindsSarah Silverman A Speck of Dust—NETFLIX ORIGINALCOMING SOONSupergirl: Season 2 (2016)Supernatural: Season 12 (2016)The Flash: Season 3 (2016) Please enter your comment! How Riverdale Puts Archie’s Characters into a Murder Mystery – Comic Con 2016 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Matt Fowler of IGN.comEvery month, we’ve noted how Netflix has slowly been taken over by its own original programming, leaving little to watch on the periphery – but this May takes that concept to a whole new level!Not only are there dozens of new Netflix Original movies, documentaries, and shows that you likely didn’t even know were coming, but May marks big returns for several notable original shows like House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Sense8, Master of None, Bloodline, F is for Family, and Chelsea. That’s right, all in one month.Plus, on the movie front, there’s Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Inglourious Basterds, Forrest Gump, Chocolat, and The Host.Check out the gallery below for our spotlight on some of the most notable debuts of the month, followed by the full list below.  The Flash: Don’t Expect Flashpoint to Last Too Long in Season 3 – Comic Con 2016 Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)Blood on the Mountain (2016)Chaahat (1996)Chocolat (2000)Decanted (2016)Don’t Think Twice (2016)Drifter (2017)Forrest Gump (1994)Happy Feet (2006)In the Shadow of Iris—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMLove (2015)Losing Sight of Shore (2017)Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)Nerdland (2016)Raja Hindustani (1996)Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)5/2/17Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016)Hija De La Laguna (2015)Maria Bamford: Old Baby—NETFLIX ORIGINALTwo Lovers and a Bear (2016)5/5/17Chelsea: Season 2 (streaming every Friday)—NETFLIX ORIGINALHandsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMKazoops!: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINALSense8: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINALSimplemente Manu NNa—NETFLIX ORIGINALSpirit: Riding Free: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALThe Last Kingdom: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINALThe Mars Generation—NETFLIX ORIGINAL5/6/17Cold War 2 (2016)When the Bough Breaks (2017)5/7/17LoveTrue (2016)Stake Land II (2016)The Host (2013)5/8/17Beyond the Gates (2016)Hunter Gatherer (2016)5/9/17Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery—NETFLIX ORIGINALQueen of the South: Season 1 (2016)All We Had (2016)House of Cards returns to Netflix for its fifth season in May.5/10/17El apóstata (2015)The Adventure Club (2016)5/11/17Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017)The Fosters: Season 4 (2016)5/12/17All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALAnne with an E: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALGet Me Roger Stone—NETFLIX ORIGINALMaster of None: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINALMindhorn—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMSahara—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM5/15/17Command and Control (2016)Cave (2016)Lovesong (2016)Sherlock: Series 4 (2016)The Intent (2016)5/16/17Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive—NETFLIX ORIGINALThe Break-Up (2006)The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)5/18/17Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016)Riverdale: Season 1 (2016) Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSnetflix Previous articleDigging? Be safe, dial 811Next articleApopka Youth Works training future firefighters, EMT’s and physicians Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Six Nations set to introduce trial Bonus Points system in 2017

first_imgWednesday Nov 30, 2016 Six Nations set to introduce trial Bonus Points system in 2017 The Six Nations Council today announced the introduction of a bonus points system in the RBS 6 Nations, the Women’s Six Nations and the Under 20s Six Nations Championships. This system will be implemented on a trial basis in 2017 and will be reviewed post Championships. As part of their review of the Championships, the Council took the decision to implement a bonus point system to encourage and reward try scoring and attacking play.  Competition points will be awarded in all matches on the following basis:(i) The Union that wins the Match shall be awarded four Match Points or (if it scores four tries or more in the process) five Match Points.(ii) The Union that loses the Match shall be awarded no Match Points or (if it scores four tries or more in the process or loses by a margin of seven points or fewer) one Match Point or (if it scores four tries or more in the process and loses by a margin of seven points or fewer) two Match Points.(iii) Unions that draw a Match shall each be awarded two Match Points and any of them that scores four tries or more in the process shall be awarded a further one Match Point.(iv) A Union that wins all five of its Matches (a “Grand Slam”) shall be awarded a further three Match Points.Pat Whelan, Chairman of the Six Nations said: “We have been looking at the feasibility of a bonus point system for a while and examining what kind of bonus point system would work best, given the unique properties and format of our Championships.“We needed to ensure that whatever bonus point system we selected would work with the already proven structure of the Championships and would serve to materially improve what is already there. We are happy that the system that we have decided to trial is the one best suited to our Championships and we are delighted to be going ahead with this new development.“We believe that the initiative will enhance our competitions for fans, teams, broadcasters and all of those for whom the Championship means so much.” John Feehan, Chief Executive of Six Nations said: “The drama and excitement of the last weekend of the RBS 6 Nations Championship is unique and is, more often than not, driven by a number of teams on equal Championship points all competing for first place on the table.“It is important for us to ensure that any bonus point system which is implemented would not, in any way, take away from this unique dynamic. “At the same time, we are also conscious that we must reward try scoring and an attacking style of play that will deliver more tries and greater rewards for fans and players alike. “We are very excited about the potential that this new development will bring to the Championships and we look forward to trialling it next February and March.”Is this long overdue, or messing with tradition?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Community Channel to air programme on new philanthropy

first_imgCommunity Channel to air programme on new philanthropy The programme will be premiered on the Community Channel on Friday 15 Decemeber at 20.00, and repeated on Sunday 17 December at 18.00. The Community Channel describe it as “a must for anyone involved in fundraising and charity work.”You can watch a trailer of the programme. On Friday 15 December, The Community Channel will air “The Generous Gene”, a new programme that examines the emergence of a new breed of super rich who “are changing the culture of giving in Britain”.The programme focuses on young philanthropists who are using their entrepreneurial skills “to provide increasingly ingenious ways to give” and !finding pleasure in using their money to create social change”.The programme includes an interview with Charles Handy, who has recently published a book on the new philanthropists. Advertisement  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 December 2006 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Party in Fort Worth’s district five promotes longevity and health

first_imgThousands of people march through downtown Fort Worth for human rights Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Website| + posts Katie Coleman is a senior in news and media studies. printMembers of Fort Worth’s district five pledged to live healthier lifestyles during the community-led Blue Zones party at the Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center Saturday.The Blue Zones project was advocated by Mayor Betsy Price to improve health in the city by encouraging residents to exercise more, eat a vegetable-rich diet and create a supportive community atmosphere.The party featured activities such as basketball with retired Dallas Mavericks player Sam Perkins, drills with members of NFL Retired Players Association and a bike that, when pedaled, turned produce into smoothies.Zoe’s Kitchen, a Blue Zones approved restaurant, catered the event, serving mediterranean dishes with fresh vegetables. Chair massages by Point of Touch Massage gave party-goers a chance to unwind.Kimberly Porter, senior manager for community strategy, said she organizes events like this because she believes everyone deserves affordable access to a healthy lifestyle.Price thanked Texas Health Resources for investing in the privately funded program, and shared how she sees Fort Worth’s partnership with Blue Zones benefiting residents.“It’s about making the healthy choices the easier choices,” Price said. “Making it easier for you to get out and walk by putting sidewalks in our neighborhoods where our children; and all of us can walk. Making it safer to cross the streets, making community gardens more available, mobile food trucks that are more available, working to address deserts, but also about making the option for you to find somewhere where you really belong; a group of friends that can support you.”District nine councilwoman Ann Zadeh said the city recently created a master thoroughfare plan to align with the Blue Zone criteria: “Move naturally.”“One of the things I’m most passionate about is the changes to infrastructure that make moving naturally in your community easier and safer,” Zadeh said. She mentioned sidewalks and bike lanes.District five member and Zumba-enthusiast Marilyn Hamilton said she believes getting everyone to participate in activities like this could help reduce crime.“I’m concerned about safety in the area,” Hamilton said. “A lot of people–we don’t know our neighbors, or communicate. So if we do then we can look after one another.”Retired NFL player Cliff Odom said he thinks the best thing that Blue Zones Project does is bring people together.“It takes a whole community to raise a child, even more now,” Odom said. “And getting everybody involved ain’t gonna do nothing but help make these guys a lot better. Better people, better athletes, better citizens.”Upcoming events include cooking demonstrations, purpose workshops, and grocery store tours. Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Katie Coleman Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Twittercenter_img Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Facebook Parks department plans to restore neglected neighborhood Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Fort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fear Fort Worth Zoo raises $90 million for new exhibits Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Previous articleSuspect in TCU indecent exposure cases detainedNext articleConvocation equates to time off for some students Katie Coleman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddItlast_img read more

Popular blogger charged with blasphemy

first_img Blogger and human rights activist Mohammed Al-Ajmi was freed pending trial yesterday after being held for a week September 5, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Popular blogger charged with blasphemy Receive email alerts Organisation KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Government rescinds licences of newspaper and TV station owned by opposition supporter News January 21, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information August 7, 2014 Find out more to go further February 23, 2015 Find out more Follow the news on Kuwait New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders deplores last week’s arrest of well-known Kuwaiti human rights activist and blogger Mohammed Al-Ajmi in connection with a tweet and calls for the withdrawal of the blasphemy charges brought against him.Better known by the blog name of Abo3asam, he was released the day before yesterday pending trial. “Prosecuting this netizen over a tweet is absurd,” Reporters Without Borders assistant research director Virginie Dangles said. “The regime has again resumed its political of cracking down on outspoken dissidents.”In the controversial tweet, which he posted on his Twitter account on 11 August, Ajmi criticized the Salafist group Al-Jamiya and accused its members of blindly following its religious leader, Hamad al-Uthman. He posted the tweet in response to the government’s decision to strip the Muslim preacher Nabil Al-Awadi of his Kuwaiti citizenship.As part of a growing crackdown, the government adopted a decree in July that allows it to withdraw Kuwaiti citizenship from any naturalized Kuwaiti who is deemed to pose a threat to national security and public order. Media owner Ahmed-Al Shemmari and ten other people, including the Muslim preacher Nabil Al-Awadi have been stripped of their citizenship.Ajmi, who is a member of the National Committee for Monitoring Violations, was arrested on 27 August after been summoned and questioned at length by the Al-Samiya region’s Criminal Investigation Department. Officials ordered him held for an initial period of 10 days pending investigation.However, Ajmi is well known on social networks and has more than 115,000 followers on Twitter, and by 29 August, the “freedom for Abo Asam” hashtag (#الحرية_لبوعسم) had been used more than 8,000 times. The next day, Ajmi began a hunger strike in protest against his arbitrary arrest. And on 31 August, activists and sympathizers demonstrated outside the national assembly on Irada Square to demand his release and the release of other detained activists.This is by no means his first run-in with the authorities and he had already been arrested twice this year. The first time was in April, when he was accused of defaming Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah, before finally being acquitted. The second time was on 6 July, when he was held for a few hours for reporting human rights violations during a demonstration. Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term News News RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Ninth Circuit Hears Lawsuit Over ‘Ghost Guns’ as Pasadena Police Record Uptick in Seizures

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Public Safety Ninth Circuit Hears Lawsuit Over ‘Ghost Guns’ as Pasadena Police Record Uptick in Seizures Pasadena Police Department say the hard to track firearms are a growing problem STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 2:11 pm More Cool Stuff Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week A 9mm, unserialized “ghost gun” recovered by police from a repeat felon at the end of a short pursuit in Pasadena on Sept. 4, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Police Department)The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard arguments in a lawsuit involving 21 states, including California, hoping to block a plan that would transfer the regulation of ghost guns from the State Department to the Department of Commerce.Ghost guns are unserialized and unregistered guns that can be cobbled together from different parts or 3D printed. The Pasadena Police Department and other agencies have said the firearms are a growing problem. The hard-to-track firearms have become a growing problem in many states. The Pasadena Police Department took 288 guns off the street in 2020. About 10 percent of the recovered weapons were ghost guns. On Aug. 15, police recovered a ghost gun at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting on North Raymond Avenue, near La Pintoresca Park.In that incident, a police officer fatally shot Anthony McClain after McClain tried to flee during a traffic stop. The police officers said they saw the gun before one of the officers opened fire. McClain’s DNA was recovered from the weapon.On Oct. 2, a traffic stop over an illegal U-turn in Pasadena resulted in the seizure of a ghost gun, several ounces of methamphetamine, stolen credit cards, and more than $180,000 in cash, police said. Two people were arrested.On Oct. 9, a routine traffic stop on Navarro Avenue and Cedar Street led to the seizure of a loaded, unserialized ghost gun after two police officers stopped a car for a traffic violation and noticed an open container of alcohol. Two men were arrested in that case.The federal government is appealing a preliminary injunction blocking the transfer of the regulations. According to Courthouse News, U.S. District Judge Richard Jones, a George W. Bush appointee, found the plan would allow unlimited distribution of the untraceable weapons.The lawsuit claims that the change could lead to easier access of the files needed for 3D-printed guns — and lead to more criminals possessing the guns.“As the agency’s specific findings in the record show, the proliferation of 3D gun files on the internet likely renders ineffective arms embargoes, export controls, and other measures used to restrict the availability of uniquely dangerous weapons sought by those seeking to commit acts of terrorism or other serious crime — implicates serious national security and public interests,” Jones wrote in the preliminary injunction. Jones’ order blocks the transfer while the lawsuit wends its way through the court.In 2018, the State Department transferred control for some guns and semi-automatic and non-automatic firearms to the Department of Commerce.The states say the government violated the Administrative Procedure Act because it didn’t notify the public before issuing the new regulations.The city took 288 guns off the street in 2020. About 10 percent of the recovered weapons were ghost guns. On Aug. 15, police recovered a ghost gun at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting on North Raymond Avenue, near La Pintoresca Park.In that incident, a police officer fatally shot Anthony McClain after McClain tried to flee during a traffic stop. The police officers said they saw the gun before one of the officers opened fire. McClain’s DNA was recovered from the weapon.On Oct. 2, a traffic stop over an illegal U-turn in Pasadena resulted in the seizure of a ghost gun, several ounces of methamphetamine, stolen credit cards, and more than $180,000 in cash, police said. Two people were arrested.On Oct. 9, a routine traffic stop on Navarro Avenue and Cedar Street led to the seizure of a loaded, unserialized ghost gun after two police officers stopped a car for a traffic violation and noticed an open container of alcohol. Two men were arrested in that case. 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