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The Tories reckless approach to Brexit is putting

first_imgThe Tories’ reckless approach to Brexit is putting the future of our education system at risk. But Labour has an alternative plan. #OurAlternative #Labour #Brexit pic.twitter.com/sqkeNhXk8r— Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) February 28, 2019 Labour’s alternative plan for Brexit safeguards jobs and industry, and ensures businesses in Britain continue to have access to vital European markets. #OurAlternative pic.twitter.com/H90oTpEy4C— Rebecca Long-Bailey (@RLong_Bailey) February 27, 2019 When Jeremy Corbyn and I recently met with European Union negotiators, they were clear that Labour’s alternative plan for Brexit is credible and could be negotiated with the EU. #OurAlternative pic.twitter.com/4yarbt2mV2— Richard Burgon MP (@RichardBurgon) February 27, 2019 Tags:Labour /Brexit / Although some expected the Labour Party to stop campaigning for its alternative Brexit plan while supporting another EU referendum, these “Our Alternative” video posted by senior Labour figures show that the party hasn’t given up on pushing its own deal.This post will be updated as and when opposition frontbenchers post their versions of the video.Labour’s alternative deal protects workers’ rights to ensure they won’t fall behind in the future. #OurAlternative pic.twitter.com/gQrbwQv18X— Laura Pidcock MP (@LauraPidcockMP) February 27, 2019last_img read more

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SAINTS have not beaten Hull KR at Craven Park in S

first_imgSAINTS have not beaten Hull KR at Craven Park in Super League since 2007 – a record they want to overturn this Sunday.They head into the Round 3 clash on the back of two wins but with much to do following a couple of scratchy performances.And Royce Simmons admits his side will have to show a lot of improvement if they want to extend their winning run.“I know we haven’t had a great record at Hull KR although we won a Cup game there a few years back,” he said. “It’s always a tough place to go anyway. The crowd is pretty vocal and it’s a bit of trip to get there. But at the end of the day they are excuses aren’t they?“We have to turn up in the right frame of mind and prepare well. We started slowly on Friday and we did that because we didn’t control the ball well enough. We had plenty of commitment but didn’t do the things we should have. We know where we fell down so we know what to do.“Control is important. Both their halves are out, but they played for a long time without them last week and won. They have a massive pack of forward and big carriers of the ball. We will need to match that.“We have worked hard on our execution this week and know we need to play like we did in second half last week – in attack and defence.”Simmons says he won’t pick the team until Saturday as there are a few doubts heading into the match.Lee Gaskell has a minor leg pull as does Gary Wheeler, James Roby and Andy Dixon.Paul Wellens has upped his tempo in training and is a “maybe”  whilst it is likely Michael Shenton and Jamie Foster are both in contention.Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook will also be in the 19 man squad.last_img read more

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ALEX Walmsley said the fans made him feel very wel

first_imgALEX Walmsley said the fans made him feel very welcome when he took to the field on Friday.The 22-year-old made his home bow for the Saints in the 26-0 win over Huddersfield and impressed with some strong runs.“It was intense fitness wise and I straightaway I could tell there was a massive difference between the speed and fitness levels.“I loved it… and once I got that knock on out of my system I really enjoyed it. The fans made me feel very welcome and I got a great reception.”He continued: “I’m looking forward to getting some minutes and game time. I don’t think I will play the entire season as I am dual registered with Batley but I know I will be a better player for it.”last_img read more

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DUE to issues beyond the Clubs control a number

first_imgDUE to issues beyond the Club’s control, a number of our online customers have been experiencing difficulties processing orders over the last 24 hours.We are assured everything is being done to rectify this issue and we look forward to resuming a full service as soon as we can.Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and if you have had any issues please try later or contact the club directly by phone on 01744 455075 to place your order.The Superstore at Langtree Park is open today (Friday) from 9am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm for all your Saints Merchandise.Don’t forget Father’s Day – Sunday March 15 . Have you bought your Dad some Saintly gifts yet?last_img read more

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GREAT NEWS Fridays game is an official sell out

first_imgGREAT NEWS! Friday’s game is an official sell out!Fans of Saints and Wigan have snapped up tickets ahead of the hottest game of the First Utility Super League season.The derby will kick off at 3.15pm on Friday.If you have any ticket enquiries for this game please contact the Ticket Office on 01744 455 052.last_img

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Club First Team Match

first_imgLiverpool fan, Roby, who talked yesterday about playing at the “iconic” Anfield, has recovered from a minor niggling injury and comes back into the side. James Bentley retains his place after scoring the match winning try in the dramatic late win over Salford last week. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————St.Helens 19 man squad:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Joseph Paulo, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Adam Swift, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 21. Aaron Smith, 22. James Bentley, 23. Lachlan Coote 24. Matty Costello.Castleford Tigers 19-man Squad:24. Cory Aston, 35. Cheyse Blair, 2. James Clare, 21. Mitch Clark, 33. Chris Clarkson, 18. Matt Cook, 5. Greg Eden, 25. Tuoyo Egodo, 23. Will Maher, 1. Peter Mata’utia, 12. Mike McMeeken, 9. Paul McShane, 10. Grant Millington, 13. Adam Milner, 3. Greg Minikin, 32. Jordan Rankin, 34. Daniel Smith, 6. Jake Trueman, 8. Liam Watts.Saints have sold out our Magic Weekend allocation, but tickets for our clash with Castleford Tigers are still available directly from the Anfield ticket office from 10am on Sunday.last_img read more

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Second suspect pleads guilty to attempted robbery and assault charges

first_img Hicks is guilty of three counts of Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, three counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, and one count of Discharging a Weapon into Occupied Property.Hicks, co-defendant, Marquis Jackson, pleaded guilty to the same charges last July and was sentenced to an active term of five and eight years in prison.In January 2016,  Jackson made arrangements to meet the victims in this case on a dirt road off of Rock Hill Road to sell prescription drugs. When the victims arrived by vehicle, Hicks approached their car with a gun and demanded that they give him their money. As the victim attempted to drive off, Hicks shot once into the windshield of the vehicle. No one were injured.Related Article: Burgaw to resume mosquito spraying in coming weeksDetectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office were able to determine that Hicks and Jackson joined forces with Raequan Harvey and Dontasia Boney to commit this crime.Harvey and Boney’s cases are still pending. Tashon Hicks (Photo: District Attorney’s Office) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Burgaw man is heading to prison after pleading guilty to multiple attempted robbery charges.25-year-old Tashon Hicks was sentenced in New Hanover County Superior Court between four and six years behind bars for attempted robbery that happened in Castle Hayne in January 2016. Judge Jay Hockenbury also gave Hicks between two and four years of suspended sentence.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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School raises thousands for Relay for Life celebrates with cupcakes

first_img The winning homeroom, Mrs. Natasha Robinsons 2nd graders, raised the most money and the local chapter for Relay for Life gave them large cupcakes as a thank you. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Virginia Williamson Elementary students raised more than $2,000 in one month for Relay for Life so every student was given cupcake on Valentine’s Day in celebration.Students bought paper cupcakes for 25 cents that were displayed throughout the school with their name on them.- Advertisement – 1 of 9last_img read more

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Sharks kick off season with Fan Fest May 28

first_img This event is free and open to the public with an RSVP ahead of time. Those who do not RSVP ahead of time will be encouraged to place a $2 donation at the door, with proceeds benefiting the American Legion. Those who have RSVP’d ahead of time can pick up their tickets at Will Call. All tickets are General Admission, and will get you access to open seating in the ballpark for this event.The concession stand will be open and a full menu will be served, including all beer options.“We are looking forward to having some Sharks fans and their families in the ballpark for the first time this summer,” General Manager Carson Bowen said in a news release. “We’ve been looking forward to this day for months and months, and we’re excited to give you an inside peek as to what to expect from the Sharks in 2019. It’s going to be our biggest and best yet.”Related Article: Sharks swept by Edenton in Coastal Plain doubleheaderThe Sharks Free Fan Fest will kick off with a pre-game concert by Folkstone Stringband.Sharks players will also be on hand for a meet and greet and autograph session before the game.Click here to RSVP for the Sharks Fan Fest, or to make a donation to the American Legion.The Sharks open Coastal Plain League play at home against Fayetteville on Thursday, May 30. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The boys of summer return to Wilmington in a couple of the weeks, and the Wilmington Sharks want to get you in on the fun a little early.The Sharks will kick off their 2019 season on Tuesday, May 28, with Sharks Fan Fest. The fun begins when the gates open at 6 p.m. and the Sharks will take the field against Post 10 American Legion in a scrimmage at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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New Avicii album to come out one year after suicide

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint The family of the popular Swedish DJ Avicii, who took his own life last year, is releasing a set of songs which he was working on before his death.Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman on April 20, 2018, at the age of 28. His family said at the time he was a perfectionist who struggled with stress and who “could not go on any longer.”“Tim’s music shouldn’t be locked away, but shared with his fans all around the world,” the relatives said in a statement. A single called “SOS,” was released on April 10 and an album, called “TIM,” will be released on June 6.The Tim Bergling foundationProfits made from the releases will go to the Tim Bergling foundation, which was set up after Tim’s death in order to raise awareness and help individuals.According to Variety, the project will initially concentrate on offering support to individuals and organisations in the field of mental health and suicide prevention. However, it hopes to expand to cover other important issues such as climate change, nature conservation and the protection of endangered species. Behind the scenes documentaryOn the first anniversary of his death, BBC Three is airing a documentary called ‘Avicii: True Stories’, which explores footage of his life as he toured all over the world.The documentary will feature Tim Bergling’s own story, made from extensive personal and family archive and behind the scenes footage.WhatsApplast_img read more

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Safaricom and Airtel Kenya finally acquire yuMobile for US 120 million

first_imgAdvertisement Over the weekend, the Essar Group signed a binding agreement for the sale of its telecom business in Kenya.Essar’s YuMobile is to be sold for $120million to Kenya’s Safaricom and Airtel Kenya. The comes after approvals were given by the Communication Authority (CA) of Kenya.Firdhose Coovadia, board member of Essar Capital said that the Essar Telcom Kenya transaction is another step towards achieving Essar Capital’s strategy of divesting Essar Global Fund investments in the global telecommunications sector.“We also believe that the transaction with Safaricom and Airtel will provide for much needed consolidation in the Kenyan mobile telecommunications market and provide customers with fewer mobile operators, better equipped to enhance service delivery and provide customers with greater product offerings,” said Firdhose Coovadia, Board Member of Essar Capital. – Advertisement – Before the approvals by the Communications Authority, the parties involved had to meet certain pre-conditions.Some of the conditions were such that Safaricom Ltd. would have to open up its M-Pesa network to rival operators. The two mobile operators Safaricom and Airtel would also have to pay $5.5million each, so as to allow synchronization of the assets to be acquired by the two operators. YuMobile on the other hand, was required to clear all its outstanding regulatory fees before approvals.The deal will see Safaricom take over Essar Telcom Kenya’s network, IT and Office infrastructure while Bharti Airtel will acquire YuMobile’s subscriber base.“We have structured the transaction such that our customers will not need to change their mobile numbers or SIM cards, post this transaction. Moreover, we expect that the intended transaction will bring bigger benefits through an expanded product bouquet to the customers,” said YuMobile Chief Executive Officer Madhur Taneja.Source: CIOlast_img read more

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Samsung Sleeptracker will turn off your TV when you sleep

first_imgSamsung SleepSense sleep tracker Photo Credit: Samsung Tomorrow Advertisement Samsung today unveiled the Samsung Sleepsense sleep tracker at the IFA 2015 in Berlin. The SleepSense is a new type of personal healthcare device that’s meant to help you improve the quality of your sleep.Given the kind of work and life schedules that most working professionals in Uganda have, its difficult to get in the recommended 7 – 9 hours of sleep every night, and even when you can manage to hit the sack, you wake up feeling tired.This sleep monitoring device uses patented technology to analyse your sleep patterns and gives you personalized sleep reports with up to 97% accuracy through a mobile application, with recommendations on how to improve your sleep. – Advertisement – You place the sensor under your mattress, download the SleepSence app to your smartphone, connect the two by Bluetooth, and head off to dreamland. SleepSense will analyse heart and respiratory rates and your movements and every morning will give you a summary of your sleep activity with your score.Your sleep score is calculated based on seven elements; total sleep time, sleep efficiency, time it took to fall asleep, number of times you woke up, number of times you got out of bed, percentage of time in REM (rapid eye movement) and percentage of time in deep sleep. Harvard Medical School Professor Dr. Christos Mantzoros worked with Samsung to provide personalized professional tips on improving your sleep quality, covering your lifestyle, nutrition and exercise. Depending on your sleep pattern, you will receive customized tips and words of advice to help you sleep better next time.[related-posts]Since I’m one of those people who often sit to watch a movie and end up “being watched by the movie”, my favourite is the smart control of your sleep environment by connecting to various smart home appliances including your TV, sound system, thermostats, and lights to adjust them automatically when you dose off. That way you get to sleep in peace and quiet, and also save your Yaka units for the next day.For people concerned that their loved ones suffer from a lack of sleep, SleepSense can help: simply put the sensor under their mattress and select the app’s ‘family care’ option to receive an analysis of the quality of their sleep via email. After spending last night awake with may sleepless daughter, I’d like to order one of these as soon as they are available in Uganda stores![Via]last_img read more

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My coin landing on Nadal

first_imgNovak Djokovic v Rafael NadalUS Open, Flushing Meadows9.45pm, SKYNADAL: JUSTWe’ve been here before. Several times.In fact it’s the 37th time the two players have met (and that in itself is a record) and it’s Nadal who holds a 21-15 advantage but if you exclude clay (his favourite surface) then it’s Djokovic who is 12-8 in front.So on that basis which way will the coin flip this evening. And I’m not talking about the pre-match coin flip from the umpire.As you can see from the last 10 encounters the momentum is definitely with a resurgent Nadal.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Last 10 only)2013 ATP 1000 Canada Montreal, Canada Hard S Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2)2013 Roland Garros France Clay S Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(3), 9-72013 ATP 1000 Monte Carlo Monaco Clay F Djokovic 6-2, 7-6(1)2012 Roland Garros France Clay F Nadal 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-52012 ATP 1000 Rome Italy Clay F Nadal 7-5, 6-32012 ATP 1000 Monte Carlo Monaco Clay F Nadal 6-3, 6-12012 Australian Open Australia Hard F Djokovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-52011 US Open NY, U.S.A. Hard F Djokovic 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-12011 Wimbledon Grass F Djokovic 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-32011 ATP 1000 Rome Italy Clay F Djokovic 6-4, 6-4In this tournament it’s been Nadal who has had the easier passage although he did have his serve broken for the first time during his straight sets defeat of Richard Gasquet.World number one Djokovic struggled to get past a gutsy Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets.Nadal’s return to form has been sublime when you allow for the fact he took seven months out with knee problems and is on a winning run of 21 matches on the hard court surface – traditionally thought his worst !!!It’s a tough call for the Star Sports punter but I’m sticking with Nadal to land the odds.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)10 points win NADALlast_img read more

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BENS BLOG Top bawling Warney

first_img[dropcap]B[/dropcap]log, I write to inform you, of a HUGE victory, for The Star Army, in cricketing terms, against a Barry Dennis XI (pictures below).Performances of note, go to Andrew, for a 50 and also taking 4 wickets. But Trevor really took gold, with himself and his fabulous tummy, also racking up a half-century. And he completed it, in true style, with two 6’s and a 4, during his last over at the crease.But, Blog! I think there may have been some kind of spot-fixing going on! Our captain, Lukey ‘Pukey’ Tarr, brought me on, like Shane Warne, to save the day, and cut through the Dennis XI’s batting backbone. Promptly taking 3 wickets, for 20 runs, in no less than 3 overs. AND I WAS THEN TAKEN OFF by the skipper! Blog, but Blog…what more is there to say about this corrupt and unfair action..? SOMEBODY GET THE ICC ON THE PHONE, PLEASE..!!In other news:Isn’t it great to see James Corbyn, no, no, sorry, James Corden, doing so well in America? I always love watching his Carpool Karaokes, and his recent edition, with the coolest dude of them all, Stevie Wonder, is certainly the best so far. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did..!Over and out, B x ….. UNTIL NEXT YEARlast_img read more

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Awardwinning technique inexpensively finds gaps in wireless networks

first_imgShareCONTACT: Jade BoydPHONE: 713-348-6778E-MAIL: jadeboyd@rice.edu Zeroing in on Wi-Fi “dead zones”Award-winning technique inexpensively finds gaps in wireless networksRooting out Wi-Fi “dead zones” in large wireless networks that cover whole neighborhoods or cities is an expensive proposition. Pre-deployment testing is so costly that most WiFi providers simply build their networks first and fill in the gaps later. But even that isn’t easy, due to the paucity of inexpensive techniques for mapping out precisely which areas lack coverage. Now, thanks to an award-winning technique developed at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (HP Labs), Wi-Fi architects can test and refine their layouts using readily available information. The research, which won best-paper honors last week at the annual MobiCom ’08 wireless conference in San Francisco, promises to make it cheaper and easier to get proper wireless coverage. “In the real world there are many things than can interfere with signals and limit coverage,” said lead researcher Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering at Rice. “Our goal was to efficiently characterize the performance of urban-scale deployments, and our techniques can be used to either guide network deployment or to assess whether a deployed network meets its performance requirements.” The new technique uses a small number of measurements to predict how well a wireless transmitter will cover a particular portion of a neighborhood. The only information required is basic topography, street locations and general information about land use. Knightly and research collaborators Ram Swaminathan, senior research scientist at HP Labs, and Joshua Robinson, Rice graduate student, demonstrated their new method on two high-profile networks — Google’s system in Mountain View, Calif., and TFA-Wireless, an experimental network designed and built by Rice and owned and operated by Houston-based nonprofit Technology For All. TFA-Wireless provides high-speed Internet access to more than 4,000 users in a working-class neighborhood in east Houston.  AddThislast_img read more

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Evangelical expert Starr unusual pick to lead Baylor

first_imgShareCONTACT: David RuthPHONE: 713-348-6327E-MAIL: druth@rice.eduEvangelical expert: Starr unusual pick to lead BaylorRice professor says Starr’s disposition right even though he’s not BaptistRice University sociologist and author of “Faith in the Halls of Power” is available today to comment on the appointment of Kenneth Starr as president of Baylor University.Lindsay, who is a Baylor alumnus and interviewed Starr and 360 other evangelical leaders for “Faith in the Halls of Power,” said that it’s unusual that the flagship university of Southern Baptists has named someone who has never been a member of a Baptist church. However, Lindsay said that while Starr has had a controversial past, he has the right disposition to lead an institution that has been as contentious as Baylor over the past decade.Lindsay provided the following statement on Starr’s selection to president of Baylor University:“The best leaders are ones who were born for their moment in an institution’s history. Both Baylor and Ken Starr have weathered significant public storms in recent decades, and they both will try to put that into the past. But I think sunnier days are ahead. I interviewed Judge Starr and studied his career as part of my research, and I think he has the right disposition to lead Baylor during this season. “Time will tell if he is the figure that can unite Baylor’s fractured constituencies, and by choosing a non-Baptist, Baylor’s board has taken a bit of a gamble that could further alienate some alumni and friends. But I expect this gamble will pay off well for the flagship Baptist institution.”To interview Lindsay, contact David Ruth at 713-348-6327 or druth@rice.edu. AddThislast_img read more

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Company Asks Pipeline Protesters to Leave North Dakota Land

first_imgTeepees and numerous tents are set up on Oct. 24, 2016, by Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in southern North Dakota on property owned by the pipeline company. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson) Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Company Asks Pipeline Protesters to Leave North Dakota Land By The Associated Press October 26, 2016 Updated: October 26, 2016 US center_img Show Discussion CANNON BALL, N.D.—The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Tuesday that the dozens of protesters who have camped on company-owned land since the weekend are trespassing and that “lawless behavior will not be tolerated.”Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners said in a statement that it wants all protesters to vacate its land in North Dakota immediately.“Alternatively and in coordination with local law enforcement and county/state officials, all trespassers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and removed from the land,” the statement said.American Indians and others who oppose the construction of the four-state oil pipeline set up the new camp of tents and teepees Sunday, moving their long-running protest directly in the project’s path for the first time.Mary Young Bear, of Tama, Iowa, cooks buffalo and potatoes over a campfire  at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest in southern North Dakota on Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson) Mary Young Bear, of Tama, Iowa, cooks buffalo and potatoes over a campfire at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest in southern North Dakota on Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson)Many of those gathered at the encampment have vowed they will stay put until the 1,172-mile long pipeline is scrapped. They argue that the land, which was recently purchased by Energy Transfer Partners from a rancher, rightfully belongs to Native Americans under a more than century-old treaty. “We never ceded this land,” Joye Braun, a protest organizer, said in a statement Monday. She could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday on the company’s statement.Earlier in the week, the local sheriff’s office said the protesters were trespassing but that it wouldn’t immediately remove the more than 100 people because it didn’t have the manpower. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said at a news conference Monday that authorities put out a call for help earlier this month and six states are sending officers. He would not say if the goal was to remove the protesters.Safety remains the No. 1 priority, and authorities are attempting to negotiate with camp leaders, he said.Morton County authorities did not return telephone calls Tuesday seeking comment on the company’s statement and whether it affected the plans to not immediately remove the protesters.Energy Transfer Partners also did not return messages and phone calls seeking further comment.The $3.8 billion pipeline, most of which has been completed, crosses through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. Opponents worry about potential effects on drinking water on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation and farther downstream on the Missouri River, as well as destruction of cultural artifacts, including burial sites.The newly established camp is about a mile from the Missouri River. Some preparation work had been done there but no pipe has been placed, officials have said.On Monday, dozens of people were milling around the new protest site, some cooking over campfires. Loren Bagola, who joined the protest from the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, said the demonstrators want to remain peaceful.“We are here to pray for our ancestors that were desecrated and pray the pipeline people will find an alternative,” he said. “We pray for their workers, too. We pray for police officers and their families. We all have one thing in common: We want clean drinking water.”But Vanessa Dundon, a Navajo from White Cone, Arizona, said the protesters were ready to use the hay bales and large logs stacked at the site to block the adjacent highway.Vanessa Dundon, of White Cone, Ariz., helps handle security at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest in southern North Dakota on Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson) Vanessa Dundon, of White Cone, Ariz., helps handle security at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest in southern North Dakota on Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson)Protests have been going on in the area for months, including at a much larger encampment on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ land about a half-mile away.The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he is going to North Dakota to join the protest Wednesday, because those who oppose the pipeline have a “moral claim to be heard” and that their burial grounds “must be honored.” He said he will stand with pipeline opponents and “if necessary, go to jail with them.”And actor-activist Mark Ruffalo came to North Dakota on Tuesday, saying he plans to deliver a pair of Navajo-made solar trailers on Wednesday to help power the encampments established to protest the pipeline. Ruffalo is co-founder of The Solutions Project, which promotes clean and renewable energy.Demonstrators do not have a federal permit to be on the Corps’ land, but the agency has said it wouldn’t evict them due to free speech reasons. Authorities have criticized that decision, saying the site has been a launching point for protests at construction sites in the area.In September, protesters and private security clashed after construction crews removed topsoil on the ranch. Authorities said four security guards and two guard dogs were injured; the tribe says protesters reported that six people had been bitten by security dogs, and at least 30 people were pepper-sprayed.More than 260 people have been arrested since demonstrations began in August, nearly half of whom were arrested over the weekend during a large protest at a pipeline construction site. Sharelast_img read more

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Report State Police Raid Offices of Philadelphia Grassroots Voting Organization

first_img(FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) 2016 race Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this articlecenter_img Just a few days after Pennsylvania State Police raided a Delaware County political field office with Democratic Party ties, police raided a second office in Philadelphia.According to Philly.com, a warrant was executed for FieldWorks LLC’s office in North Philadelphia at around 5 p.m. The FieldWorks office in Delaware County was raided in the past week, Philly.com also reported.State Police are looking for documents that could be used to “construct fraudulent voter registration forms” as well “completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying information of individuals on multiple forms,” according to court documents.The warrant said investigators from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office also suspected “tampering with public records or information” or violations related to an act that regulates overseas or military ballots.No charges have yet been filed against FieldWorks.CBS Pittsburgh, meanwhile, reported on Nov. 4 that Attorney General Bruce Beemer is investigating “voter registration irregularities” across the state. “The Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a pattern of voter registration irregularities across the Commonwealth,” Beemer’s statement began, adding that it’s “premature to reach any conclusion.”Related CoverageClaims of Voter Fraud in Florida’s Broward CountySources told CBS that the announcement is linked to FieldWorks. The company said it’s cooperating with the investigation.“The integrity of our electoral system is a foundation of our democracy, which is why FieldWorks has the most rigorous quality controls in the industry and zero tolerance for fraud. Our team works closely with state and local officials to ensure that we exceed the requirements of the law,” the firm said. “FieldWorks proactively brings any problems with registration forms to the attention of local officials.”It added: “Fieldworks is now working with county officials to provide them with information on our program and applications they are investigating. In keeping with our regular practice, we will work aggressively with authorities to seek the prosecution of anyone involved in wrongdoing.” Share Report: State Police Raid Offices of Philadelphia Grassroots Voting Organization By Jack Phillips November 5, 2016 Updated: November 5, 2016last_img read more

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Tennessee Officer Dies in River After Trying to Rescue Woman

first_img US Share Share this article NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A Metro Nashville police officer died Thursday after slipping into the swift currents of the Cumberland River while trying to get a suicidal woman out of a car that was quickly heading into the bitterly cold water, Tennessee officials said Thursday.The Metro Nashville Police Department confirmed “with heavy hearts” in a tweet around 8 a.m. that a fire department diver found the body of 44-year-old Eric Mumaw. Police said Mumaw was an 18-year veteran of the department, “who gave his life this morning in service to Nashville.”“I know he died doing what he loves. He loved his midnight shift and he gave his life,” Police Chief Steve Anderson told The Tennessean.Media reported that Mumaw has been recognized multiple times by the department, including receiving the department’s Life Saving Award in 2011 and the department’s Exemplary Service Award in 2003.Nashville Mayor Megan Berry said in a statement that “our worst fears were realized” with the officer’s tragic death. “Officer Mumaw dedicated his life to the safety and protection of us all, and today he gave his life to that calling.”Metro Police Department shows Officer Eric Mumaw (C) receiving the department's Lifesaving Award. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP) Metro Police Department shows Officer Eric Mumaw (C) receiving the department’s Lifesaving Award. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP) Police spokesman Don Aaron said during a news conference earlier Thursday that two officers were responding about 4:30 a.m. Thursday to a call about a 40-year-old woman who relatives said was contemplating suicide.He said they found the woman in a car on the boat ramp near the water’s edge. Aaron said it appeared that she was about to get out of the car to go with officers when the vehicle went into gear and rolled down the ramp, which ended abruptly under the water.“The two officers as the car was rolling tried to make heroic efforts to save the woman who was in the vehicle,” Aaron said, but both officers slipped into the river. One was able to get back to the bank. Aaron said that officer tried to grab Mumaw but was unsuccessful.He said crews found the woman from the car about an hour later on the riverbank and she was taken to a hospital for treatment.Metro Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas said river conditions were brutal, with a fast current on top of cold temperatures.“It’s extremely dangerous for anybody to be in that kind of a situation,” he said.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Tennessee Officer Dies in River After Trying to Rescue Woman By The Associated Press February 2, 2017 Updated: February 2, 2017 Metro Police Department emergency workers search for Officer Eric Mumaw on the Cumberland River on Feb. 2, 2017. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP) Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Warren Violates Arcane Rule Sparking Senate Dustup

first_img Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion Senate Republicans silenced Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren for criticizing colleague and attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions with the words of Coretta Scott King from three decades ago.The Massachusetts lawmaker, whose name has been prominent in speculation about the 2020 presidential race, was given a rare Senate rebuke for impugning a fellow senator late Tuesday and barred from saying anything more on the Senate floor about the nominee.The chamber is debating the Alabama Republican’s nomination for attorney general, with Democrats dropping senatorial niceties to oppose Sessions and Republicans sticking up for him.Warren produced a three-decade-old letter in which the civil rights leader wrote that Sessions as an acting federal prosecutor in Alabama used his power to “chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens.”Quoting King technically put Warren in violation of an arcane Senate rule for “impugning the motives” of Sessions, though senators have said far worse. And Warren was reading from a letter that was written 10 years before Sessions was even elected to the Senate.Still, top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell invoked the rule. After a few parliamentary moves, the GOP-controlled Senate voted to back him up. Now, Warren is forbidden from speaking again on Sessions’ nomination. A vote on Sessions is expected Wednesday evening.Democrats seized on the flap to charge that Republicans were muzzling Warren, sparking liberals to take to Twitter to post the King letter in its entirety.Warren argued: “I’m reading a letter from Coretta Scott King to the Judiciary Committee from 1986 that was admitted into the record. I’m simply reading what she wrote about what the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be a federal court judge meant and what it would mean in history for her.”Warren was originally warned after reading from a statement by former Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., that labeled Sessions a disgrace.Democrats pointed out that McConnell didn’t object when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called him a liar in a 2015 dustup.The episode was followed by lamentations by Senate veterans, including its most senior Republican, Orrin Hatch of Utah, about how the Senate is too partisan. US center_img Share this article In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington, Feb. 6, 2017, about the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary. The Senate will be in session around the clock this week as Republicans aim to confirm more of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks over Democratic opposition. (Senate TV via AP) Warren Violates Arcane Rule, Sparking Senate Dustup By The Associated Press February 8, 2017 Updated: February 8, 2017last_img read more

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