Youth dies at Sealdah railway station

first_imgKolkata: A youth, who was suffering from cardiac and bronchial diseases, died due to his illness at the Sealdah railway station on Sunday.According to police sources, Maheswar Mondal, (32), a resident of Mandirbazar in South 24-Parganas, had visited many state-run hospitals in South 24-Parganas but his health problems were not properly detected. Moreover, he could not afford the treatment due to financial crisis. His 75-year-old mother Padma Mondal recently came to know about an ayurvedic doctor at Nasibpur in Hooghly. On Sunday, Padma along with one of her neighbours, took Maheswar to Nasibpur. While returning home Maheswar fell ill and started throwing up at the platform number 1 of the Sealdah Railway Station. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAfter a few minutes, Maheswar reportedly fell asleep on his mother’s lap. Some passengers also offered money to Padma thinking she was a beggar. Sealdah Government Railway Police (GRP) was informed. A doctor from the Eastern Railway arrived and declared Maheswar dead. On Monday, police arranged for a quick autopsy and made arrangement to sent Maheswar’s body home. Some of his neighbours received the body. The surgeon who conducted the autopsy said no foul play was detected in the case.last_img read more

Liquor salesman shot dead for over charging beer by Rs 10

first_imgGreater Noida: Two men allegedly shot dead the salesman at a government liquor shop in Greater Noida after an argument broke out between them for over charging the beer by Rs 10 on Wednesday night.According to police, the deceased identified as Kuldeep (25), a native of Bulandshahr, worked as salesman at a wine shop in Aechhar village near Building Material Market.As per reports, the incident occurred around 9:45 pm when the two men arrived shop to buy wine. “An altercation broke out between Kuldeep and the two accused, identified as Surendra and Raju, following which one of the accused pulled a gun and fired three shots on Kuldeep with two bullets hitting him in chest and abdomen. The accused then fled away from the spot in a car,” said Vineet Jaiswal, SP (rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderCops said that the argument started as the salesman was charging Rs 10 more than the printed rate on the beer bottle.”An Eyewitness told police that the duo of accused were inebriated and turned violent when there was a difference of Rs 10 in the rate of beer. Police team rushed to the spot after receiving the information and the victim was taken to nearby hospital in Kasna where he was declared brought dead. The body has been sent for the post mortem while we are checking for relevant CCTV footage,” said Ajay Kumar, SHO of Kasna police station. The officer further said that the accused are absconding while an FIR has been registered.last_img read more

Suspects arrested over Rathgama murder further remanded

Seventeen suspects arrested over the murder of two businessmen in Rathgama have been further remanded till April 22.The two businessmen, Manjula Asela and Rasheen Chinthaka, had been reported missing since January 23 this year. Human hair and bones believed to be that of the two businessmen had been found from the Walasmulla, Madagamgoda forest. Investigations later revealed that the two businessmen in Rathgama had been killed and the bodies were later burnt. Investigations revealed that the two businessmen were abducted by men dressed in clothes similar to that of the Police.They were kept in a house, killed and the bodies were later burnt. (Colombo Gazette) read more

WHO calls for concerted global action to forestall alarming cancer death trends

Regions with traditionally low numbers of cancer deaths could face alarming mortality rates by 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned today, and challenged all sectors to work together to prevent and treat the disease throughout the world.Immediate and concerted action could save two million lives by 2020 and 6.5 million lives by 2040, according to a booklet published by WHO and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC).“With existing knowledge, it is possible to prevent at least one-third of the 10 million cancer cases that occur annually throughout the world,” WHO Director-General Gro Brundtland said. “Where sufficient resources are made available, current knowledge also allows the early detection and effective treatment of a further one-third of those cases. Pain relief and palliative care can improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families.”The booklet, “Global Action Against Cancer,” presents key facts and figures on the global cancer burden, covering mortality and incidence rates for 12 different regions around the world and tracks the evolution of the global cancer picture in the coming years.Knowledge on cancer prevention and treatment is increasing and yet the number of new cases grows every year, the report states. Some regions – including North and West Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia – could face a sharp increase of over 75 per cent in the number of cancer deaths in 2020 compared to 2000, it forecasts.“Cancer is potentially the most preventable and most curable of the major life-threatening diseases facing humankind. By applying existing knowledge and promoting evidence-based actions in cancer control, we will turn this truth into reality for all people everywhere,” UICC President John Seffrin said.WHO and UICC have challenged international organizations, governments, institutions and individuals from all sectors to work together to reverse the trends by addressing common risk factors, providing recommended treatment, and planning effectively at national and regional levels. They have also called for concerted efforts to improve quality of life for those living with and dying from cancer, their families, and caregivers. read more

UN Force Commander discusses troop movements with Lebanese and Israeli officers

This was the sixth meeting between UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Force Commander Major-General Alain Pellegrini and senior representatives of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) since Security Council resolution 1701 ended the conflict on 14 August.“The meeting was very fruitful and we discussed in detail the further withdrawal of the IDF from Lebanon. I believe that this process is going well and that both sides understand the need to proceed accordingly without any further delay,” said Maj.-Gen. Pellegrini in a press release.The meeting took place in the UNIFIL position at the border crossing of Ras Naqoura. The UN Force, which is coordinating the troop movements, has already overseen the Lebanese army advance into some towns of the south where it has not been for 30 years.UNIFIL currently has around 3,500 soldiers on the ground in southern Lebanon, following the arrival of more than 200 French troops last Saturday, a UN spokesman said today. The Force also has a naval task force made up of four Italian ships and one each from France, Greece and the United Kingdom helping monitor Lebanon’s maritime boundary after Israel lifted its blockade last week.Troops from UNIFIL are also continuing their humanitarian efforts, with soldiers distributing 184,000 litres of water over the past three days to help ease the chronic shortage in the south. In addition, the Chinese battalion destroyed 241 pieces of unexploded ordnance and cleared 1,346 metres of road. UNIFIL is also continuing to provide medical and veterinary assistance to benefit the local population. read more

UN chief Security Council strongly condemn attack on Turkish staff building in

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of the Security Council have strongly condemned the suicide attack on an office housing Turkish embassy staff in Mogadishu, which resulted in one death and left several other people wounded. “The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the 27 July 2013 terrorist attack on the office housing Turkish personnel in Mogadishu,” according to a statement by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York. He also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the people of Turkey and its Government, as well as to the Somali people. “His thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed and injured,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said. In the statement, Mr. Ban added that “terrorist attacks of this nature should not deter Somalia’s partners or weaken their resolve to stand by the people and Government of Somalia as they work courageously to build peace in their country.” The members of the Security Council, strongly condemning the attack against one of the main buildings of the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu, also condemned recurring acts of violence against diplomatic and consular representatives, “which endanger or take innocent lives and seriously impede the normal work if such representatives and officials.” In their statement, the Council members reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the UN Charter and all obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. “The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of this act to justice,” the statement said, and added that the Council members reaffirmed their support for the political process and for peace and stability in Somalia. Also condemning the attack, Nicholas Kay, Mr. Ban’s Special Representative for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNSOM) noted that this attack is one of several that the Islamic insurgent group Al Shabaab has carried out during the ongoing holy month of Ramadan. read more

Womens Gymnastics Ohio State sends seniors out with secondplace finish in home

The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team celebrates after freshman Morgan Lowe’s performance on balance beam on Sunday, March 11. The Buckeyes placed second in the meet. Credit: Megan Russell | Senior Lantern ReporterOn a night to honor its seniors, the No. 23 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (10-5, 3-2 Big Ten) finished its last regular season home meet in second place behind No. 24 North Carolina State (15-7) and ahead of Central Michigan (8-7), posting a 196.525 score for the second-highest score the team registered this season and ninth-best score in program history.North Carolina State finished first with a 196.800 score and Central Michigan finished third at 195.175.“It was kind of a tail of two halves,” head coach Meredith Paulicivic said. “I feel like we just didn’t have the fire and the spunk and the energy on the first two events, just kind of flat. We kind of rallied the troops and said, ‘Come on guys. We need to fight, and have the greatest comeback, and let’s get it done in the second half.’”The Buckeyes were off to a slow start in their first two rotations, but began to turn the meet around in the third rotation on balance beam. Ohio State earned a 49.350 total on the beam, its highest score at the event of the season. Junior Jamie Stone and freshman Jenna Swartzentruber shared first place, each earning a 9.925. It was a career-high score for both gymnasts. Senior Stefanie Merkle started the beam lineup for the Buckeyes to earn a 9.875, tying her career high. “A senior starts a rotation and hits a really good beam set, and I think they [the team] just started building off of that,” Paulicivic said. “They had good energy to support her when she went up, she did well and they just kind of kept that up and built off of that.”Freshman Morgan Lowe also matched a career high on balance beam with a 9.850 tally. Gaining momentum from the third rotation, the Buckeyes finished the meet on floor exercise with a 49.400. Stone earned first place with her second 9.925 score of the night.Though the Buckeyes struggled on vault and floor exercise, the first two events of the competition, the team did not walk away without garnering some titles from the two events. Ohio State earned a 48.975 total in its first rotation on vault, with Stone and sophomore Olivia Aepli each earning a 9.875 to share third place for the event.The team improved in its second rotation on uneven bars where two Ohio State seniors shined. Mattern tied her career high of 9.900 to share first place with senior Kaitlyn Hofland.“Tonight was really emotional for me,” Mattern said. “I’ve been fighting some injuries, and stuff like that, but my team has been so supportive and there for me this entire time, so to be able to just go out there and do it for them, and just kind of be in that spot, it’s magical.” North Carolina State snagged first place on vault with a 49.325 total, and placed second for all other events on uneven bars (49.075), balance beam (49.200) and floor exercise (49.200). Central Michigan earned first place for its first event on uneven bars with a 49.150, and placed third for the remaining events on vault (48.875), balance beam (48.550) and floor exercise (48.600).“Heading into the postseason, I feel like it was a great lesson to learn,” Paulicivic said. “Again, we’re still learning, we’re still growing, so hopefully, also, hitting that beam set will sort of let them know what they can do. And my God, if we all put it together, then just who knows.”Although Ohio State had is last regular season meet at home, and celebrated the accomplishments of the seniors, the Buckeyes still have postseason ahead of them. After its next meet at 2 p.m. Friday in East Lansing, Michigan, Ohio State will still have the Big Ten and NCAA championships. The Buckeyes will also host the NCAA regionals. read more

VIDEO What does Joan Burton think has been Labours biggest mistake in

first_img Joan Burton speaking to TheJournal.ie at our offices in Dublin today. Source: Paul Hosford/TheJournal.ie“The whole issue around the controversy surrounding say for instance Alan Shatter and the controversies surrounding James Reilly,” she said. “They would have been the two that people would have mentioned the most.”She did not specifically answer when asked if Labour should have pushed for Shatter to resign sooner than he did, but noted that in the wake of his departure there is now going to be an independent policing authority.Burton was also asked about a report in yesterday’s Sunday Independent which said her advisors were having discussions through “back-channels” with the Taoiseach’s officials on a plan for the coalition in the coming years in anticipation of her being the next Tánaiste.She did not specifically deny such talks have been taking place, but said: “It would be utterly presumptuous to be involved in discussions like that because as I said first of all I have to go out and win the support and trust of Labour Party members and that’s what I am concentrating on and that has my full attention at the moment.”Tomorrow on TheJournal.ie: How austerity has affected Joan Burton, her views on the legalisation of cannabis and what she thinks of Mario Rosenstock’s impressions of her. Originally published 5.01pmVIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTubeCamera and editing: Michelle HennessyJOAN BURTON HAS said Labour members have consistently told her that the party was not assertive enough when it came to handling mistakes made by Fine Gael ministers including Alan Shatter and James Reilly.The Labour leadership hopeful was speaking to TheJournal.ie today when she identified the handling of the discretionary medical cards issue – which her leadership rival Alex White has part responsibility for – as the biggest mistake the party has made in government.But she said that Labour members had been impressing on her that the junior coalition party had not been “sufficiently assertive” when mistakes were made by Fine Gael ministers.She said it has been an issue raised consistently at leadership hustings in recent weeks. In particular she cited the “mistakes” made by the former justice minister Alan Shatter and the current health minister James Reilly.last_img read more

Minnesota mall stabbings potential terrorism raises fears

first_imgST. CLOUD, Minn. — The Minnesota mall attacker showed no emotion and said nothing as he stabbed at Ryan Schliep’s scalp, Schliep said Monday.One of 10 people who suffered wounds that were not life-threatening before the attacker was fatally shot, Schliep told WCCO-TV that the man “just walked right at me” before striking quickly and penetrating the skin.“He looked just blank in the eyes like he wasn’t even there,” Schliep said shortly before being released from a St. Cloud hospital.Authorities are treating Saturday’s stabbings at Crossroads Center Mall, as a possible act of terrorism, in part because an Islamic State-run news agency claimed that the attacker was a “soldier of the Islamic State” who had heeded the group’s calls for attacks in countries that are part of a U.S.-led anti-IS coalition.But it wasn’t immediately known whether the extremist group had planned the attack or knew about it beforehand. St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said Monday the attack appeared to be the work of a single individual and there was no sign that the attacker, identified by his father as 20-year-old Dahir Adan, was radicalized or communicated with any terrorist group.last_img read more

Tree contractor damages power line in North County

first_imgA Battle Ground school official said the Yacolt area was without power for about an hour this morning, including Yacolt Primary School.The outage caused minimal interruption to students and staff, according to Gregg Herrington, a Battle Ground Public Schools spokesman, who said “school continued humming along.”Backup lights came on as the power went off. The phones continued to work throughout the outage. “A private tree contractor was removing trees and took out one of our lines,” said Mick Schutt, a spokesman for Clark Public Utilities. The contractor was working along Amboy Road, south of Gerber-McKee Road.Schutt said 981 customers lost power at 9:35 a.m. It was restored at 10:35 a.m.last_img read more

DNA ties man to home invasion

first_imgA Washougal man was arrested Monday on several charges stemming from a Vancouver home invasion in August.Investigators used DNA to connect Mark A. Markussen, 47, to an assault at a home in the 15300 block of Southeast Rivershore Drive. The home invasion-assault was alleged to have occurred Aug. 17, according to a news bulletin issued by the Vancouver Police Department.A woman reported she was home alone when an armed man entered her home and attacked her. The woman allegedly struggled with Markussen until he fled.He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. In addition, an investigation into a separate incident by the Camas Police Department resulted in a charge of first-degree theft.last_img read more

Woman dies after metal drinking straw impales eye pierces brain

first_img(WSVN) – A 60-year-old woman died when she reportedly fell in her kitchen and landed on a metal drinking straw, which impaled her eye and pierced her brain.Elena Struthers-Gardner, a retired jockey, suffered fatal brain injuries in the accident at her home in England, according to USA Today.Struthers-Gardner was carrying a drink with a screw-on lid when she fell. The 10-inch straw she was sipping from went through her left eye and struck her brain.The news outlet says Struthers-Gardner’s shocking death prompted authorities to warn that metal drinking staws should never be used with a lid that holds them in place.Struthers-Gardner’s wife had found her face down on the floor and rushed her to an area hospital. She was pronounced dead the following day.Her November 2018 death had been under investigation but authorities just recently announced the cause of death was a traumatic brain injury and the manner of death was accidental in nature.Struthers-Gardner had suffered a riding accident at the age of 21 and was said to be prone to falls. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Facebook axes its Onavo VPN app over data collection

first_img Tags Top 5 reasons to use a VPN Share your voice 2:42 Now playing: Watch this: 0center_img Mobile Facebook’s Onavo VPN app is on its way out. Towfiqu Photography / Getty Images Facebook appears to have pulled its controversial Onavo mobile VPN app from the Google Play Store. The app, called Onavo Protect, will immediately stop pulling user data for market research, TechCrunch reported Thursday, but will remain as an active VPN while users look for a replacement. The app will eventually shut down, according to the report.Facebook didn’t immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment, but a spokesperson told TechCrunch: “We are shifting our focus to reward-based market research which means we’re going to end the Onavo program.”When CNET searched Google Play for the app Friday, it wasn’t available.In August, Onavo Protect was yanked from Apple’s App Store for violating privacy guidelines. The app, which Facebook acquired in 2013, offers a virtual private network to help people safely send and receive data on their phones. But when the app was downloaded, users automatically gave the app permission to give Facebook data about their online activity. Facebook reportedly was able to track user activity across apps.The decision to shut down Onavo Protect comes as the social media giant again faces scrutiny for collecting data on people’s phone usage. Last month, it was revealed that Facebook had been paying people, including teens, $20 per month plus referral fees for their phone and web activity. Facebook got this data after users installed a “Facebook Research” VPN app on their iPhones. The app has been shut down for violating Apple’s policies.  Post a comment Facebooklast_img read more

Pakistan troops at border Rawat downplays report

first_imgNew Delhi : Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said Pakistan deploying additional military resources along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir over the last few days is normal and not a matter of concern, asserting that Indian troops are prepared to deal with any security challenge in the region. The Army chief said every country takes precautionary measures and there is no reason to worry about the deployment of additional forces by Pakistan along LoC. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us “That’s normal. Everybody does precautionary deployment and movement of precautionary resources. We should not get too concerned about it,” Gen Rawat said on the sidelines of an event. He was asked about Pakistan ramping up the number of troops along the LoC days after India removed special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two union territories. The Army chief said Indian forces are prepared to deal with any security challenges along the LoC. “As far as the Army is concerned, services are concerned, we are always prepared should anything go wrong,” he said.last_img read more

Meghan Markle was advised not to wear extravagant tiara in Fiji by

first_imgPrince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England.Getty ImagesWhen Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were scheduled to make a trip to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, the Duchess of Sussex had hoped that she would wear a bejewelled tiara from the Royal Collection. But, a source has told the Mail that she was advised by Prince Charles from wearing one.He had advised her that such ostentation is seen by Commonwealth countries as a reminiscent of the past era. “Meghan did not understand all of this because she was new to the role and so Prince Charles told her that it would not be appropriate,” the source revealed to the Mail. Ever since the Queen has stopped travelling overseas, Prince Charles has taken a greater role in planning official foreign trips.During the visit, both the Duchess’ wore jewellery, though, Kate Middleton’s large diamond headpiece was once owned by Princess Diana. It is not yet confirmed if Meghan Markle’s diamond earrings were from the royal collection or not. Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesSince the average person in Fiji earns just pound 400, as was reported in the Express, Prince Charles thought that if Meghan had worn the tiara it would be very distasteful. “The Prince, having travelled to all these places many times over many years, is very well placed to give advice on such matters,” a palace insider told the Mail.It has been observed that Prince Charles and Meghan Markle share a very cordial relationship and are almost like friends since she got married to Harry last year. And as far as a tiara is concerned, Meghan has already been in dispute about it last summer at her wedding.It was reported that the actress wanted to wear an emerald headpiece but her request was turned down when the origin of the piece could not be found. Meghan ended up wearing a piece from the royal private collection which was Queen Mary’s diamond and platinum bandeau tiara.last_img read more

Man attempts suicide at Karnatakas Vidhana Soudha

first_imgVidhana SoudhawikipediaIn a gruesome incident, a man attempted suicide inside Karnataka’s Vidhana Soudha by slitting his throat on Monday.R Revanna Kumar, 44, hailed from Chikkaballapur district of the state. He tried to end his life by slitting his wrist and throat inside the washroom of room no 332 on the third floor of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. He was immediately rushed to Bowring and Lady Curzon hospital and is being treated there.According to the police, Kumar worked as a librarian in Chikkaballapur. They have recovered documents related to his job appointment. The Bengaluru City Police (BCP) are at the spot and are investigating the incident. The reason behind his extreme step is yet to be ascertained.last_img read more

Ramadan from tomorrow if moon sighted this evening

first_imgRamadan from tomorrow, if moon sighted this evening. Photo: CollectedThe National Moon Sighting Committee will sit in a meeting on Wednesday to decide the start of holy Ramadan, the lunar month of self-purification through fasting and abstinence.The meeting will be held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office in the capital at 7:00pm, said a PID handout on Tuesday-reports UNB.Religious affairs minister and moon sighting committee chairman Matior Rahman will preside over the meeting.People have been requested to inform the committee over the following telephone numbers – 9559493, 9559643, 9555947, 9556407 and 9558337 – or fax numbers – 9563397 and 9555951 if they see the moon in Bangladesh sky.last_img read more

Voting in Indias Tripura state begins

first_imgAn Indian official recruited for election duty carries an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) walks towards the polling station on the eve of the Tripura state legislative assembly election, in Agartala on Saturday. Photo: AFPVoting for the Assembly elections in India’s northeastern state of Tripura began on Sunday morning amidst tight security, official said.“Men and women in large numbers queued up in front of many polling stations well before polling opened at 7:00am in the entire state. Polling ends at 4:00 pm,” said Sriram Taranikanti, the chief electoral officer.In all, 2,536,589 people, including 1,250,128 women and 47,803 first-time voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 292 candidates, including 23 women and many independents.“Apprehending troubles by some tribal outfit, a record 50,000 para-military and other state security personnel have been deployed while two air surveillance team led by senior officials are conducting surveillance by helicopters,” the election official.last_img read more

UPDATE Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo Discusses Bombings In Austin And What

first_imgIn light of the 3 incidents in Austin, please be vigilant when receiving any package you weren’t expecting. If you receive a suspicious package call 911 and do not handle it. https://t.co/zrHlCGMYsP— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) March 12, 2018___The Texas governor’s office is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of those involved in the deadly package blasts in Austin over the past 10 days.In a statement, Gov. Greg Abbott said he’s been briefed by the Texas Department of Public Safety on the three blasts that have killed two people and injured two others. He also says he’s offered the Austin Police Department whatever assistance it needs in its investigation.To be eligible for the reward, tips must be submitted to Texas Crime Stoppers by telephone to 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), by texting “DPS” and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES), by using the Texas Crime Stoppers website (https://gov.texas.gov/organization/crime-stoppers ), or by using the DPS mobile app.Abbott says he wants to assure Texans, especially those in the Austin area, “that local, state and federal law enforcement officials are working diligently to find those responsible for these heinous crimes.”A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for Austin package bombings. https://t.co/6V5lC2DF39 pic.twitter.com/Y4dplcUsn8— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) March 12, 2018 Share .@chief_manley advising everyone in Austin to be cautious if they receive a package 📦 and weren’t expecting one. If you see something suspicious please dial 9-1-1 so we can send officers out to assist you. #safety #austinpd #atx pic.twitter.com/hA7Tv0bT0E— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 12, 2018___Organizers of the South By Southwest festival are urging those visiting Austin, “if you see something, say something,” after three package bombings killed two people and injured two others in less than two weeks.In a tweet Monday, organizers said, “SXSW is heartbroken by the explosions in Austin” and asked the thousands of festival attendees to notify the authorities of anything suspicious.An explosion at a home in east Austin early Monday killed a teenager and wounded a woman in her 40s. Another package exploded about five miles away hours later, injuring a 75-year-old woman.The blasts occurred far from the heart of South By Southwest, which happens mostly in downtown Austin. Police said festivalgoers weren’t at risk but should be aware of what’s happening.___Austin’s police chief says package bombs caused both explosions in Texas’ capital city on Monday, making it three this month.Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference that the latest bombing injured a 75-year-old Hispanic woman.Manley says investigators believe that attack and one earlier Monday that killed a 17-year-old boy and injured a woman in her 40s are linked to a March 2 package bombing that killed a 39-year-old man in another neighborhood.The chief said earlier that investigators were considering whether the attacks could be race-related because the first three victims were all black. He says they aren’t ruling anything out, but they are no longer “making the connection to a hate crime.”Briefing regarding explosion on Galindo. https://t.co/gkSSgME0S4— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 12, 2018 A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for Austin package bombings. https://t.co/6V5lC2DF39 pic.twitter.com/Y4dplcUsn8— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) March 12, 2018 🚨 Esten al tanto de paquetes sospechosos y marcen 9-1-1 si reciben algo que no estaban esperando o si no saben de donde viene o esta mal etiquetado. No maneje el paquete y llame a 9-1-1 immediatamente y responderá Austin Police. 🚨— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 12, 2018___Neighbors say they are shocked by a second explosion at an Austin home on Monday.Authorities haven’t said whether the blast was caused by a package bomb, but they say it injured a woman in her 70s.The explosion happened hours after a package bombing a few miles away that killed a teenager and seriously injured a woman. Police have linked that deadly attack to a March 2 package bombing that killed a 39-year-old man in another neighborhood.Fifteen-year-old Isaiah Guerrero, who lives on the street behind where the most recent blast occurred, says the explosion shook him and his house. He says, “You don’t hear that stuff in my neighborhood.”Virginia Ybarra, who lives on the block where the blast happened, says the women who lives in the house is quiet and kind, and sometimes asks for grapefruits from her tree.___Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man elsewhere in the city this month, and they’re considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black.Shortly after police Chief Brian Manley held a news conference in which he linked the Monday morning attack that killed a 17-year-old boy and injured a woman with a March 2 attack that killed a 39-year-old man, authorities rushed to the scene of another blast that badly injured a woman.Authorities haven’t said whether the most recent blast was also caused by a package bomb or if the victim, like those killed or injured in the two confirmed bombings, is black. Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted that the woman is in her 70s and was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries.The latest explosions happened during the South by Southwest music, film and technology festival, which brings about 400,000 visitors to Austin each year, and authorities have urged the public to call the police if they receive any unexpected packages. The explosions happened far from the main events of the festival, which runs through Sunday, and there was no immediate word from organizers about additional safety precautions being taken.The three explosions occurred in different parts of east Austin. Monday’s first explosion happened at a home near the city’s Windsor Park neighborhood and about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the home where the March 2 package bomb killed 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House. The March 2 blast was initially investigated as a suspicious death, but is now viewed as a homicide.___Police are responding to another explosion in Austin that badly injured a woman, hours after a package bomb killed a teenager and wounded a woman in a different part of the city.Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted that an explosion Monday in southeast Austin injured a woman in her 70s, who has been hospitalized. A second woman from that address has been hospitalized with an unrelated medical issue.Authorities have not said whether the most recent explosion was caused by a package bomb like the one that exploded earlier Monday.Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference Monday that investigators believe the deadly blast Monday is linked to a March 2 package bomb that killed a 39-year-old man in another part of the city.🚨If you receive a package that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, DO NOT open it, call 911 immediately. RT- Help us spread this message. 🚨 https://t.co/j9bxbaaBce— Chief Brian Manley (@chief_manley) March 12, 2018center_img – / 3THE LATEST on deadly package bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local):WATCH: Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Austin bombings:Chief @artacevedo discusses bombings in Austin and what Houstonians can do to stay safe https://t.co/HnNHs0GWrl— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) March 12, 2018 🚨If you receive a package that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, DO NOT open it, call 911 immediately. RT- Help us spread this message. 🚨 https://t.co/j9bxbaaBce— Chief Brian Manley (@chief_manley) March 12, 2018 My heart goes out to the family of the individual who died & was injured from the explosion on Old Fort Hill Dr. This type of crime will not be tolerated in #ATX. If you receive a package that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, DO NOT open it, call 911 immediately. pic.twitter.com/sJSYQZMziv— Chief Brian Manley (@chief_manley) March 12, 2018___Police say their investigation of deadly package bombings at two Austin homes will try to determine if a hate crime was involved because the victims in both cases were black.Police Chief Brian Manley said Monday that investigators hope to collect surveillance video from nearby homes to identify a suspect.He says there’s currently no other evidence indicating a hate crime beyond the victims’ race.He says the package that exploded Monday and the one that detonated on March 2 had been left on the front doorsteps and were not delivered by a mail service.A 17-year-old boy was killed in Monday’s explosion and a woman injured. Authorities said earlier that the woman’s injuries were life-threatening, but Manley says she’ll survive.A 39-year-old man was killed in the March 2 attack.___Authorities say a package that exploded inside of an Austin home, killing a teenager and wounding a woman, is linked to a deadly package sent to another home in Texas’ capital city earlier this month because they were both left on the front doorstep and not delivered by a mail service.Austin police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference Monday that the U.S. Postal Service does not have a record of delivering a package to the Austin home where the explosion occurred Monday.He says that package was brought into the kitchen where it detonated, killing a 17-year-old boy and injuring the woman.The FBI is helping Austin police in the investigation.APD briefing regarding explosion in the 4800 block of Old Fort Hill Drive. https://t.co/gY2yyu5aOY— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 12, 2018___A teenager has died and a woman is seriously injured after a package exploded at a home in Austin, marking the second such explosion this month at a home in Texas’ capital city.The package detonated early Monday. Police say the teen died at the scene, while the woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say the woman is in her 40s, but they haven’t released any other information.Authorities are investigating whether the explosion is linked to a similar blast on March 2 that killed a 39-year-old man. Both explosions occurred in the early-morning hours.Police are investigating that incident as a suspicious death. Investigators haven’t released information about the device or possible suspects.The FBI is helping Austin police in the investigation..@PaddyMcOz on #Periscope: East Austin package bomb investigation https://t.co/rdooXFgHuu— PaintSomething (@PaintSomething) March 12, 2018last_img read more

Sports Clinic Planned for West Baltimore Youth

first_imgThe son of late West Baltimore activist Gwen Shelton, Kibwe Shelton, will be holding a sports clinic for youth on May 23. (Courtesy Photo)The son of the late activist Gwen Shelton is starting a Saturday sports clinic for youth in West Baltimore that he hopes to run throughout the summer.Using donations collected during a series of free fitness classes he has been offering in Druid Hill Park, Kibwe Shelton will hold his first clinic for youth ages 5-18 on Saturday, May 23. This first event will include a deejay, moon bounce, sno-balls, popcorn and face painting.“What I’m going to try to do is, I’m going to get the kids together—we’ll talk briefly, go over the rules, we’ll stretch a little bit, I’ll give them the camp rules—and then, once I have their attention, I’m going to try to sit and talk with them for about 20 minutes, just to let them know how important they are to our community [and] how much I need them,” Shelton said. “At some point, I won’t be able to do my job, so somebody has to do it, so I’m relying on these guys.”The hope is that the clinic can run throughout the summer, said Shelton, and he will continue to offer his free fitness class on Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. by the tennis courts in Druid Hill Park) as a means of collecting donations to help fund the clinic.  Shelton is also collecting monetary donations via Paypal, which can be sent to him using the e-mail kibwe801@gmail.comSo far, after holding three of those free morning classes for adults, Shelton has received about $1,000 worth of donations, some of which has already been distributed to residents of Gilmor Homes as well as to demonstrators at some of the civic actions that have occurred in previous weeks in Baltimore.The first clinic on May 23 will be held 11 a.m. at Easterwood Park, 1500 N. Bentalou St. For Shelton, the clinic is an opportunity to further his mother’s legacy.“I don’t want her work to go in vain,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going on in the community because I’m not there every day. I don’t see what’s going on, but the work that she has done, the groundwork that she has laid, I want to keep it going.”ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more