Seven officers shot in South Carolina; at least one dead, officials say

first_imgDerek Lowe(FLORENCE, S.C.) — A suspect has been detained after seven police officers were shot in a residential neighborhood in South Carolina, according local authorities.One officer died in the shooting, the Florence County Coroner confirmed to ABC News.Three deputies from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and four officers from the Florence Police Department were shot, authorities said. The officer who died was from the police department.The shooting occurred in the Vintage Place, a residential neighborhood in Florence, about 80 miles east of Columbia, according to the Florence County Emergency Management.Some injuries are “serious,” a spokesperson for the city of Florence told ABC News.Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler described the officer who died as the “bravest officer” he’s ever known.“Today we lost a good friend of mine — an officer that I’ve known for 30 years,” Heidler said during a news conference Wednesday evening.The active situation is over, but city officials asked that residents stay away from the area.At least 100 law enforcement officers responded to the scene, ABC Florence affiliate WPDE-TV reported.Witnesses told the local station they could hear gunshots from inside their homes. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Maintenance work halting commuter train service to Kota Station for 10 days

first_imgRead also: Not all trains created equal: Differences between MRT, LRT, Commuter LineShe added 45 of a total of 281 commuter train trips from Depok, Bogor, Cikarang and Bekasi to Kota Station and vice versa would be temporarily redirected, while one trip would be suspended. Commuter train services on other routes would operate normally, Anne said.The commuter train operator had coordinated with city-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta to assign more buses to serve routes departing from Manggarai Station that would connect commuters to various Transjakarta corridors.Anne said PT KCI advised all service users to adjust their travel schedules before the operational restrictions start.Updates on commuter trips can be accessed through the operator’s official Twitter account @commuterline, Instagram @commuterline, Facebook commuterline and call center 021-121.Topics : Commuter trains operating from Bogor, Depok, Cikarang and Bekasi that are usually bound for Kota Station in West Jakarta are to end their journeys at Manggarai Station in South Jakarta before returning to their respective stations of origin from Feb. 13 to 23.State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) and commuter line operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) said the measure was necessary because maintenance work was needed on railroad switches at Gambir Station and Kota Station.“We need a [temporary] operation pattern to ensure safety and anticipate train queues between Cikini Station and Jakarta Kota Station during the maintenance work,” PT KCI spokesperson Anne Purba said in a statement on Tuesday.last_img read more

Van Dijk to sign for Liverpool after signing for Saints, Man United ‘Muller deal’ and 10 things that will happen by deadline day

first_img 2. Paul Pogba will sign a pre-contract agreement to join Barcelona next summer, despite the Catalans’ transfer ban – The Juventus and France maestro is being coveted by a number of European heavyweights but, like Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal already this summer, is tipped to join Barcelona despite the La Liga champions’ transfer embargo existent until January. 10 10 10 8. Newcastle enquire about signing the entire Marseille team – Alan Pardew may have left the club, but Newcastle’s affiliation with Ligue 1 players still runs deep after several seasons of raiding the French top flight. This summer, comparatively, has seen a lack of French recruits (only Florian Thauvin, above, of real note has arrived) so expect a late window splurge to maintain the equilibrium. 10 3. Manchester City weren’t able to find £5 for a birthday cake for Yaya Toure, but they will cough up £50m-plus for Kevin De Bruyne – Sold by Jose Mourinho from Chelsea, could the Belgian cost his old club the title? Or will he be City’s Frank Lampard Mk II? By which we mean he won’t cost Chelsea the title, not that he’ll sign for New York City! 10. Ruben Loftus-Cheek will sign a new deal at Chelsea…before joining Vitesse Arnhem on loan for the season – Chelsea have 26 players out on loan currently, with five of those at Dutch side Vitesse. Loftus-Cheek has been earmarked for a more regular role this season, but it only seems a matter of time before he joins the likes of Izzy Brown and Nathan in the Eredivisie. 10 10 1. Ed Woodward flies to Munich to ‘wrap up the Thomas Muller’ deal, only to come back with a ‘bigger target.’ Schalke’s Klaas Jan Huntelaar? To find out nine other things we predict will happen before the window closes, click the arrow above! – He flew to Spain to supposedly secure the Pedro deal before the Barcelona forward opted for Chelsea instead. Of course, Woodward insisted the snub wouldn’t affect them as they were ‘eyeing bigger targets.’ 9. Charlie Austin will pull a Peter Odemwingie and drive to the nearest Premier League club showing an interest… just to secure a route out of QPR – 18 league goals in a side so underwhelming last season would surely justify a move for Austin? Apparently not, with clubs so far disinclined to meet QPR’s £15m asking price. He unequivocally should be playing Premier League football. 5. Liverpool will agree to sell Fabio Borini only for the Italian to reject the move as he wants to prove himself at Anfield… for the second summer in succession – Believe it or not, Fabio Borini has been at Liverpool nearly as long as Brendan Rodgers after becoming one of the Ulsterman’s first signings. Despite a loan spell away at the Black Cats where he impressed Borini rejected the chance to move permanently to Wearside, duly disappearing into obscurity amongst the Reds’ ranks instead. Expect a repeat saga this summer. 6. Saido Berahino will vehemently deny he is a ‘money grabbing 22-year-old’, despite Tottenham offering to triple his wages and no guarantee of starting – See the Raheem Sterling saga for context, but Berahino’s previous affiliation with the now Manchester City winger’s agent Aidy Ward means another infamous publicity stunt is just around the corner. Spurs will get their man, but don’t expect things to run smoothly. 10 There’s just under a week until the end of the summer transfer window and clubs are still busy strengthening their squads.The 6pm cut off on September 1 means we wont be graced with the late night deals so accustomed with transfer deadline day, but we could still be set for a series of engrossing sagas.Premier League clubs are nearing an accumulative spend of £700m in the window so far and, with history in mind, we fully expect that total to be surpassed with ease.Raheem Sterling’s move form Liverpool to City currently represents the biggest summer deal within the Premier League’s borders, while Angel di Maria’s acrimonious £45m Manchester United departure is the largest sum across Europe.But will any deals trump Benteke and Di Maria? Will we see a deal of the magnitude of Mesut Ozil circa 2013?Here are talkSPORT’s ten predictions for the last week of the window… 10 10 7. Southampton will sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic for £10m… ahead of his £30m move to Liverpool next year – Celtic missed out on the Champions League group stages after a dismal aggregate defeat to Malmo, meaning Van Dijk may well seek more glorified destinations. Why not warm himself up for an inevitable transfer to Liverpool with a brief spell at St Marys? 4. Arsene Wenger will toy with the idea of buying a striker… but will soon realise Danny Welbeck is back from injury – effectively a new signing, right Gunners fans? – Karim Benzema? Edinson Cavani? Don’t you mean Danny Welbeck! The England forward has been sidelined since April with a niggling knee injury. Arsenal supporters have been crying out for their manager to sign a world-class striker, but do Benzema and Cavani have the Premier League experience Welbeck boasts? Fat chance. 10last_img read more

Watch: “That is f*cking ridiculous!” – Pringle slams overcrowding at Letterkenny Hospital

first_imgDonegal Deputy Thomas Pringle had strong words to say in Dáil Éireann about the overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny Univerity Hospital.Lashing out about the trolley numbers, delayed admissions and waiting times, he said the situation is “f*cking ridiculous”.Letterkenny University Hospital was one of the most overcrowded hospitals in the country in October 2019. A total of 693 emergency patients were either on trolleys or waiting on wards in the hospital. There were 19,108 people awaiting inpatient or outpatient treatments at the end of June. A total of 1,783 women are waiting for a gynaecologist appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital. Speaking in the Dáil on Thursday, Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that cutting budgets is not going to solve the health crisis in Irish hospitals.“The recruitment embargo has prevented management at Letterkenny University Hospital from recruiting the nurses, doctors and support staff required to reopen the hospital short stay ward fully,” Deputy Pringle said.“In Letterkenny University Hospital we also have an ambulance service that is run for a big county but where most of the ambulances are sitting at the hospital waiting to discharge patients into it.“That is fucking ridiculous.” The solution, according to Deputy Pringle, is funding, which is not forthcoming.“This has gone on and on and we are here all the time talking about it. It should not continue but the Minister is not dealing with the problem properly because the problem is a funding issue and that is where the solution will be.“If the Minister is constantly talking about doing more for less, he will do less for less. That is the reality of the situation and that is all that will happen.”Watch: “That is f*cking ridiculous!” – Pringle slams overcrowding at Letterkenny Hospital was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Take freedom forward: Mandela

first_img23 April 2004Former President Nelson Mandela has called on all South Africans to ensure that the country’s democracy is consolidated and sustained.In a statement marking South Africa’s 10 years of freedom, Mandela warned people not to take the country’s freedom and democracy for granted, saying the growth and sustained health of the country’s democracy were the responsibilities “not only of leaders, but also of each and every citizen.“Too many people in all walks of life and over many years and decades suffered and sacrificed for its achievement”, Mandela said. “The almost miraculous triumph of reason and compassion over prejudice and fear at the time of our peaceful transition is too precious.”Every political party and organisation, Mandela said, “has a responsibility to keep our democracy alive, our people united and our country progressing towards peace and prosperity”, while every individual has the responsibility “to remain a caring South African, never indifferent to the affairs and well-being of our country and its people”.Cementing unityOver the past 10 years, Mandela said, South Africans had managed to cement unity.“Whatever differences we may have and tensions that may exist, our democratic constitutional order is not threatened. We are solidly one nation, united in our diversity, held together by our common commitment to the Constitution.”The country has faced a number of obstacles since 1994, Mandela said, and the problems ahead – poverty, unemployment, HIV/Aids, homelessness – “remain large and daunting”.“What we can say, though, is that we now have the weapon and the protection of democracy to face and tackle those problems and challenges. The simplest, but therefore also most fundamental, gain of our democracy is that the people govern.Secure future“There may be shortcomings in delivery; government departments and officials may in some cases be under-performing; certain interest groups may feel that they are not sufficiently catered for; there are certainly many areas of legitimate and valid complaint and dissatisfaction.“All of this, however, is played out, contested, debated and accounted for within the secure framework of a multi-party pluralist democracy.”South Africa’s future, Mandela said, lies in the hands its people, and “it has been a particular source of satisfaction to observe, especially over these last five years, a younger generation of leaders guiding the country towards a secure and prosperous future”.RegenerationMandela paid tribute to President Thabo Mbeki, saying that his “firm leadership and clear vision had manifested not only in the remarkable progress South Africa has made, but also in continental and international affairs.“The steady regeneration of Africa and the regard with which South Africa is held internationally are in no small measure due to his work and efforts.”South Africa, Mandela said, has often been referred to as a “miracle nation . that should make us humble and inspire us as we start a next decade on the long road of consolidating our freedom and building a better life for all our people”.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Infographic: COP20 Summit

first_imgSulaiman PhilipThe Paris negotiations in 2015 will, it is hoped, set concrete time tables to deal with greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. The 196 countries who attended the talks in Lima agreed to have prepared and submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) which will guide the finalization of a new treaty.These lists will, in the words of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, help in “finalizing the institutional architecture for a mechanism on loss and damage.” INDC’s are the commitments each country will make to stave off an average global temperature rise of 2°C – the point at which many scientist believe climate change becomes irreversible.The negotiations were difficult with delegates uncertain how to differentiate the obligations of responsibilities of developing and developed countries.  The bloc of developing countries were eager for established economies to underwrite the Green Climate Fund to the tune of $10 billion. The bloc left Peru with the fund – designed to direct funding from developed nations to developing nations most vulnerable to climate change – oversubscribed.For more on the COP20 Summit, check out:Africa pushes for commitment at COP20Click image to enlargelast_img read more

Personal Finance Year-End Wrap Up

first_imgBy Molly C. Herndon2013 has been a great year for the Personal Finance Team. We’ve delivered 13 webinars this year, adding to the 13 webinars we produced in 2012. Topics ranged from life insurance to estate planning to using the GI Bill and mutual fund basics. Our selected topics were topics of interest shared by our 2012 webinar participants in the survey responses sent out by our evaluation team. Planning for our list of topics in 2014 has already begun and it is shaping up to be our biggest webinar-delivery year yet.More than 1,000 financial educators logged on to our web conferences and of those, nearly 800 certificates of completion for the application of continuing education credits were issued. And that’s just from our live presentations: More than 600 participants earned CEUs by viewing recordings of our presentations and taking a quiz.Our online communities continued to grow, too. Our Facebook page has continued to be a space where PFMs and other financial educators could share and comment on our posts and stay updated on our list of upcoming webinars. The use of the hashtag #MFLN continues to grow as more members of our community begin to use Twitter. Google+ activity also increased, as did membership in our LinkedIn group.We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the participants that have engaged in our web conference and online spaces. Your contributions strengthen our efforts to provide a forum for Military and Extension finance educators to connect and share. We look forward to more conversations and learning in 2014.Happy Holidays!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on December 20, 2013last_img read more

‘Playoff mode’ Ginebra ready for anything, says Tenorio

first_img“We’ll just take it one game at a time,” he said. “The most important thing is we know how to play in the playoffs. We just have to be in the right frame of mind and to really keep our focus every game from start to finish. We can’t afford to commit mistakes right now.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Tenorio poured in a game-high 27 points and had five rebounds and 11 assists and the Batangueño playmaker believes that wins like this one helps in building the team’s confidence moving forward.“It doesn’t matter who we face as long as we’re in playoff mode. It doesn’t matter if it’s the number one team or the last team. We really have to be playing our game, playing it the right away, and playing it on how we’re supposed to play the game as a team,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt 5-4, the Gin Kings are tied in fifth place with NLEX and will face Meralco and Rain or Shine in their remaining games in the elimination round.Tenorio, though, doesn’t want Ginebra to get too ahead of itself with the team still has a lot of work to do. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Read Next Lyceum, San Beda top groups as PCCL Final Four is set LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio said that getting the twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals is already the least of Ginebra’s concerns going into the homestretch of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We no longer think about that. Our target is to really win these last two games,” he said coming off its 93-78 victory over TNT on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

NBA rescinds technical fouls on Kevin Durant, JaMychal Green

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, left, and Los Angeles Clippers forward JaMychal Green jaw at each other during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 132-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NEW YORK— The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State’s Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.The players were called for double technicals early in the third quarter Thursday night at Staples Center as they jawed at each other. The Warriors won 132-105 and lead the series 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Both players protested the call, and the league rescinded it Friday.Durant had been ejected from Game 1 with a double technical and he had accumulated three of the seven fouls allotted before the NBA would issue a one-game suspension until the latest tech was withdrawn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDurant said after the game Thursday that he hoped the foul would be rescinded because he doesn’t want to jeopardize the two-time defending champions going forward. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Nadal surprised as ‘super solid’ Djokovic exits Monte Carlo DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

A QuickSketch profile of BC NDP Leader John Horgan

first_imgVANCOUVER – A sketch of John Horgan, leader of British Columbia’s New Democratic Party:Age: 57.Born: Victoria.Family: Married Ellie in 1984; two grown sons, Nate and Evan.Education: Bachelor of Arts, Trent University in Peterborough, Ont,; Master of History, Sydney University.Career: A former backroom NDP strategist from southern Vancouver Island. He was acclaimed party leader on May 1, 2014.Riding: Juan de Fuca.Lives: Langford.Quote: “I’ve seen the film several times and I keep thinking, ‘I could have been that! I could have been that!’ So that was my life’s ambition, to get on that set. And apparently there’s a ‘Star Trek Four’ coming and Vancouver’s in the mix, so perhaps if I’m successful on Tuesday, I’ll have more pull to get on the set.” — Horgan speaking about his ambition to appear as an extra in a Star Trek film.last_img read more