Out of sync so far in playoffs, Thunder’s Paul George looking to find rhythm

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES In Game 1 against Portland, he went 8 for 24 from the field and made 4 of 15 3-pointers. In Game 2, George focused more on drives and shorter jumpers and was a more efficient 11 for 20 from the floor.The Thunder desperately need George’s long-range production. He led the team and ranked fourth in the NBA with 3.8 makes per game in the regular season. Oklahoma City has made just 10 of 61 3-pointers in the series. George has made six of 22, meaning his teammates have missed 35 of their 39 tries.George averaged a career-best 28.0 points per game this season — second in the league behind James Harden.When George is on, he takes point guard Russell Westbrook out of do-everything mode. Westbrook shot 5 for 20 while trying to pick up for his team’s struggles in Game 2.Despite their struggles, George said neither his approach nor the team’s approach will change.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, center, and center Steven Adams, left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu dive for a loose ball during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)OKLAHOMA CITY — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City.The Thunder’s All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers. Yes, George is averaging 26.5 points in their first-round playoff series, but he’s making just 27 percent of his 3-pointers — down from 39 percent during the regular season.ADVERTISEMENT China bans Boston Marathon trio in latest cheating scandalcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “We have to keep shooting,” he said. “We’re going to make shots. Keep shooting. We miss shots, so what. Keep shooting.”Portland was concerned with the 3-point opportunities George had in Game 1 and adjusted. George responded by making 9 of 13 shots inside the 3-point line in Game 2. He only took seven threes though— down from his season average of 9.8 attempts.“I thought by far, in the first game, he had a lot of really, really good open 3-point shots,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “I think in the second game, they tried to take a lot of those away. I think he played down low a little bit more, played at the rim. When he could get into some space where he could kind of use his dribbling to create some gaps for himself, he drove or he stepped back and shot it from mid-range.”George said the shoulder problems have not affected him defensively. The league leader in steals during the regular season often matches up with an opponent’s best wing player, but he hasn’t been matched up with Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum much in the series. He said that’s by design because he’s supporting Westbrook and Terrance Ferguson by clogging the lane.Still, the Thunder’s biggest problems in the series have been on offense. George said getting back to Oklahoma City could help — but just being in OKC isn’t enough.“We’ll get back on stride being at home,” he said. “I’m not going to say that just to say that just because we’re going to be at home, it’s going to be all fine and dandy. We’ve got to come out and play, execute, do the things that we do to win this game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Much has been made of his shoulder issues, which he has been dealing with the past few months. George even missed the regular-season finale against Milwaukee after not being able to lift his arm.But George said Thursday his shoulder is not the issue, noting that he is pain-free.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, logistics“The first game it was just out of rhythm, trying to find shots,” George said. “The second game, it was just knowing where shots were going to come from, knowing the space that I could get playing at the basket and taking advantage of where I can get to the rim. It’ll be a great mix Game 3.”The Thunder hope it is a great mix. They’re down 0-2 as the series shifts to Oklahoma City Friday night. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

Aguero open to Man City exit

first_imgSergio Agüero Aguero open to Man City exit in 2019 Goal Last updated 2 years ago 09:08 11/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Sergio Aguero Manchester City Getty Images Sergio Agüero Manchester City Argentina Independiente Premier League Transfers The 29-year-old wants to return to Independiente before he brings an end to his playing days and will consider it at the end of next season Sergio Aguero has suggested he is open to leaving Manchester City in 2019, saying his intention has always been to return to Independiente.Aguero spent six years in Independiente’s youth system before debuting for the senior side at the age of 15. After three years with the first-team, he moved to Atletico Madrid before the switch to City in 2011.Argentina 8/1 to win the World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 29-year-old is currently contracted to the Premier League side until 2019 but has an option to extend it for a further year.Although he remains crucial to Pep Guardiola’s side, the Argentina international dreams of turning out for his former side before he retires.“It came out that Milan and Real Madrid wanted me and – I don’t know where I read it – but they said: ‘They just spoiled Independiente’s dream’,” he told reporters while on international duty. “But the idea was always to go back to Independiente when my contract with City runs out in 2019.“I have an option to extend one more year with City where it’s the priority but it’s always an option.Sergio Aguero Manchester City“The idea is to go back. Now, they are doing very well and hopefully they can win the cup, but it’s not easy.”Aguero is currently the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer with eight goals, having been restricted to eight games after breaking a rib in a car accident in Amsterdam.The attacker revealed on Wednesday that his injury happened because his seat belt was too tight.last_img read more

Charleston Harbor Gets USD 49 Mn for Deepening Project

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project will receive USD 49 million in federal funding, that will be coupled with financial support from the State of South Carolina to further the progress of deepening the Charleston Harbor to 52 feet.“This funding is great news for continued construction activities and timely awarding of dredging contracts for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project,” said Bill Stern, SCPA Board Chair. Construction to deepen the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel began in February following the awarding of the first two dredging contracts, totaling USD 260 million, by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).“The Southeast needs a 52-foot harbor to efficiently handle the large container ships now calling the East Coast. There are four other harbors on our coast at 50 feet of depth, and such large container ships call a network of ports,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.The USACE Work Plan funding, in combination with a USD 50 million loan from the State, will enable the Charleston Harbor to be deepened to the Wando Welch Terminal by early 2021 in a record construction period of only 40 months.The completion of harbor deepening projects is essential, with multiple 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent container unit (TEU) ship slings calling U.S. East Coast ports today and the strong likelihood that an 18,000 TEU ship service will be deployed by 2019.last_img read more

Dhawan motivated want to keep him back Kohli

first_imgNottingham: India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said injured opener Shikhar Dhawan is motivated and the team is hopeful he recovers in time to be part of their World Cup 2019 campaign again. India’s tie against New Zealand got washed off without a ball being bowled. Dhawan suffered the injury after being hit by a Pat Cummins’ delivery during his 109-ball 117 knock against Australia. Pant, who was initially ignored for Dinesh Karthik when the 15-member squad was picked, has been named as his standby and is expected to fly in to England as cover. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we’ll assess and see. Hopefully he’ll be available for the later half and the semi-finals. He’s motivated, we wanted to keep him back,” Kohli said after the tie against the Kiwis was called off. This was the fourth such game in the ongoing tournament that has not yielded any result. So far, the South Africa-West Indies, Sri Lanka-Pakistan and Sri Lanka-Bangladesh games have all been washouts. Also Read – Mandhana ruled out of South Africa ODI seriesThe ICC has said in a statement that it will be a logistical mayhem to keep reserve days for games in the group stage. “Sensible decision to not play, given the outfield wasn’t fully fit. One point not a bad thing for sides that have won all their games so far. So we’ll take it,” said Kohli. India next take on arch-rival Pakistan which is always a big-ticket clash on Sunday. “For Sunday, we know we’re there when it comes to the mindset…just about going out there and having a game plan, executing it. As soon as you enter the field, it’s calm and relaxed. The atmosphere from the outside, for the first time, it’s a bit intimidating, but we’ll look to execute well,” said Kohli. “It’s been competitive for years, it’s a marquee event all over the world, honour to be a part of the big game. Brings out the best in all of us,” Kohli said. The no result meant New Zealand (7 points) stay on top while India (5 points) edge ahead of England (4 points) to the third spot with Australia (6 points) staying second. The Kiwis are yet to lose a game with three wins before this, while Virat Kohli and Co. have beaten South Africa and Australia to start their campaign on a high.last_img read more

Dutch women beat Italy to reach WC semis for 1st time

first_imgValenciennes (France): Defending European champion Netherlands bested Italy 2-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup 2019 for the first time ever. After a somewhat lethargic first half amid the blazing sun heat at Stade du Hainaut, here, the Dutch squad lifted their game in the second on Saturday. The Netherlands dominated possession — playing with the ball nearly 60 per cent of the time — and were relentless on the attack, reports Efe news. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together Italy, the Cinderella team of the tournament, were unable to convert the handful of chances they created in the first 45 minutes and didn’t get so much as a whiff of the opposing goal after the restart. The Italians found themselves forced to resort to fouls to disrupt the Dutch attack, picking up four yellow cards. And while goalkeeper Laura Giuliani handled the shots from open play, she finally conceded on set pieces. Vivianne Miedema got her head to a strike from free-kick specialist Sherida Spitse to put the Netherlands ahead 1-0 in the 70th minute. The second goal came 10 minutes later from Stefanie van der Gragt, again off a Spitse free kick.last_img read more

JFL NorthWest announces nominees for firstever Vancouver Comedy Awards

first_imgJFL NorthWest states that they are “honouring the brilliant, the talented, the weird, and the rare in the Vancouver comedy scene”.Determined by a panel of veteran comics and industry folks, the winners will receive a Golden Kevin (the company’s owl mascot) and other prizes. The inaugural gala will be hosted by Paul Anthony of Paul Anthony’s Talent Time and Graham “Sparky” Clark of Stop Podcasting Yourself. With these two involved, the night should be a hilariously weird spectacle and I can’t wait.You can see the full list of nominees at the JFL NorthWest website. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Vancouver seems to have awards for everything in the art world except comedy. “Why is that?” you might be asking. Is it because comedy isn’t very glamourous? After all, it is an art form that primarily lives in small comedy clubs and in the back of restaurants late at night. Plus, comedy is damn hard, so many people try it for a while and then fade into the night like a local open-mic night.When that happens, it’s hard to keep track of who’s doing what and for how long. Unless you’re a “comedy nerd” or a comedian, you might not know the inner workings of the scene. There is so much great talent in this city and a lot of hardworking entertainers who work tirelessly to make comedy. JFL NorthWest has taken it upon itself to begin acknowledging these comics and improvisors, and will be rolling out the red carpet for the first-ever Vancouver Comedy Awards happening on March 5 at the Fox Cabaret.Submissions for the awards were open from November to December, and industry experts have since narrowed down that list to form a top four in 30 categories. These include Favourite Comedy Room, Best Monthly Show, Most Enlighting Provocateur, Best Twitter Account, and even Cutest Comedy Dog. Among the nominees are John Cullen, Kathleen McGee, Kevin Banner, Sophie Buddle, and Ivan Decker. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Manitobas child services watchdog to launch review of Tina Fontaine case

first_imgAPTN National NewsAt the time of her disappearance, Tina Fontaine was a ward of a child and family services agency and now Manitoba’s Children’s Advocate says they’re in the very early stages of an investigation into her case.“We’re still in the process of determining how large the review is going to be,” said spokesperson Ainsley Krone. “Our role is really to look at the quality and the type of service that was provided to the child.”Krone couldn’t discuss specific details or provide a timeline for their investigation but says when the review is completed, her office could provide recommendations to the province and agencies involved.The discovery of 15-year-old First Nation girl’s body in a Winnipeg river has sparked sadness and anger.Winnipeg police still haven’t said how Tina Fontaine died but they are asking the public to contact them with any details that may help the investigation. Her remains were reportedly found in a bag in the Red River.Police said her body was found while searching for another missing man Faron Hall. Police divers located her body then.It’s a case that has shocked even police.“She’s a child. This is a child that’s been murdered. Society would be horrified if we found a litter of kittens or pups in the river in this condition. This is a child,” Winnipeg police Sgt. John O’Donovan told reporters at a press conference. “Society should be horrified.”Fontaine was from the Sagkeeng First Nation, an Ojibway community 121 km north of Winnipeg. Police say she had only been in the city for a month before she disappeared on August 9.“She’s definitely been exploited and taken advantage of,” said O’Donovan.A monument to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls was only unveiled days ago in Winnipeg. On Facebook, provincial Aboriginal Affairs Minister Eric Robinson expressed his outrage that Fontaine’s body was found not far from that same monument.“Last week we unveiled a monument and plaque to honor missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls,” wrote Robinson. “Little did we know a young girl would be found on the Red River, determined to have been murdered only 7 days later.”Robinson says it’s time the federal government calls a national inquiry.In May, the RCMP released a report that found nearly 1,200 Indigenous women had been murdered or went missing in the past three decades across Canada.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Few fireworks at campaign kickoff debate

Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Tracy Muggli, with the Liberal Party of Canada, left to right, Randy Hoback, with the Conservative Party of Canada, Erika Ritchie, with the NDP, Jan Norris, with the Green party of Canada, and Mark Friesen, with the PeopleÕs Party of Canada, following the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce federal election debate at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, SK on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. There were few fireworks when five federal candidates met on a Saskatoon stage to lay out their political parties’ vision for the next four years on the eve of what is expected to be a long and bruising election campaign.Although framed as a debate, the event, hosted by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, offered the candidates little opportunity to go toe-to-toe with each other. Instead, they answered a series of questions on a wide range of topics.Around 70 people, many of them vocal People’s Party of Canada supporters, showed up for the event at the Broadway Theatre to watch the candidates address questions about pipelines, taxation, equalization, fiscal responsibility, internal trade and other broad issues.Each candidate received at least one question related to their party’s platform; following each answer, a spinning wheel determined which other candidate was allowed to respond or rebut the previous answer.Liberal Party of Canada candidate Tracy Muggli spent much of her time at the microphone defending the government’s record over the last four years, while the Conservative Party of Canada’s Randy Hoback — the only sitting MP among the candidates — attacked it.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“I know it’s difficult for people to wrap their heads around,” Muggli said while defending the federal carbon tax, which collects and redistributes money to change behaviour. Hoback responded by reiterating his party’s plan to scrap it entirely. The NDP’s Erika Ritchie and the Green Party of Canada’s Jan Norris seemed to struggle to get the audience on their side. Norris was jeered for her party’s opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, while Ritchie was heckled for calling equalization fair.“Bull—-,” someone in the crowd said after Norris suggested the federal government was forced to buy the pipeline through British Columbia — which is now bogged down in legal challenges — because no private companies were willing to invest their own money in it.“You might want to take a seat in that Bloc Quebecois chair,” another person told Ritchie after she appeared to criticize the provinces for signing onto the equalization program decades ago, only to turn around and claim that it’s now unfair to Western Canada.Mark Friesen, who represented the PPC after winning a controversial shooting contest last week, was heartily cheered after answering questions. A group of men near the front of the auditorium occasionally held up a large sign bearing the logo of Maxime Bernier’s new party.Near the end of the debate, Friesen attacked the media for painting the PPC as “anti-immigration” before stating that immigration must be managed and controlled to protect and preserve Canadian “values” and “heritage” that were created by earlier immigrants.“Not all cultures are equal … That’s fair and legitimate to say,” he said.Responding to Friesen, Ritchie said she does not subscribe to “fear mongering” about the value of different cultures. “We know diversity is our strength as Canadians,” she said, adding that the NDP does not believe in slowing immigration because new Canadians contribute in many ways.The debate comes on the eve of what one University of Regina political scientist predicted will be a “brass knuckle” campaign, the nastiest since at least 2006, that will likely be dominated by divisive issues such as racism and national unity, amplified by social media.While the election campaign has informally been underway for months, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Governor General Julie Payette at Rideau Hall at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday to begin the process of dissolving parliament, paving the way for an Oct. 21 election.Despite swings in the national polls over the last few months, only a handful of the 14 federal electoral districts in Saskatchewan are thought likely to be in play when Canadians go to the polls. The Conservatives currently hold 10 seats in the province.amacpherson@postmedia.comtwitter.com/macphersonaRelated Friesen wins PPC shooting contest, earns debate spot Wildlife Federation disavows People’s Party shooting contest ‘Brass-knuckle campaign’ expected in lead-up to federal election: expert read more

Pneumococcal vaccine will save many African children UN health officials say

With pneumonia estimated to kill nearly 2 million children worldwide every year, top United Nations health officials have welcomed the results of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine trial in Gambia as demonstrating that a significant proportion of illness, disability and death in African children can be averted.“The results of this vaccine trial hold great promise for improving health and saving lives in resource-poor populations,” World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Lee Jong-wook said of the results published last week in the British medical journal Lancet.“The international community’s task now is to continue to work together productively to make the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine widely available to children in Africa, as lives are lost every minute to pneumococcal disease.“Immunizing children with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in developing countries will be a critical intervention towards achieving a two-thirds reduction in the under-five mortality rate, a Millennium Development Goal (MDG),” he added of the targets set by the UN Millennium Summit of 2000 that seek to slash poverty, hunger and mortality by 2015.In a trial in eastern Gambia of 17,437 children aged 6 to 51 weeks that began in August 2000, 8,719 received a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-Haemophilus influenzae serotype b vaccine, while 8,718 received pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. In the latter group there were 37 per cent fewer cases of pneumonia, 15 per cent fewer hospital admissions, 16 per cent reduction in overall mortality, and half the rate of laboratory-confirmed pneumococcal pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia.Moreover, the vaccine was 77 per cent effective in preventing infections caused by nine serotypes (strains) of pneumococcal bacteria.A similar vaccine has had a dramatic impact on reducing pneumococcal disease in the United States. The trial in the Gambia now clearly demonstrates that a significant proportion of illness, disability and death in African children can be averted through vaccination against this disease, a leading killer especially of young children in developing countries, accounting for about 18 per cent of the more than 10 million annual childhood deaths worldwide, WHO said.“Experience has shown that in areas where health systems are unable to provide hard to reach, rural populations with round-the-clock access to high-quality curative care, immunization can be delivered through outreach services to great benefit,” said Thomas Cherian, Team Coordinator in the WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research, which supported the trial.“The pneumococcal vaccine will therefore will therefore be particularly important to save lives in the most disadvantaged populations.” read more

Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 12 July 2013

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How Many Digits Of Pi You Have To Have Memorized To Be

3.1464 3.1415926535 3.141592657 3.141592610 3.14133 3.141526 3.173 LEVEL OF PRECISIONPERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS Today is Pi Day — the day each year, March 14, that follows the first three digits of pi (3.14). And this year’s Pi Day is a special one: Since — in the U.S. — the date is represented as 3/14/15, we have the first five digits of pi on the calendar.That’s news for some people. When it comes to how many digits of pi people know by heart, the majority only know 3.14. Which is fine! Unless you’re building a bridge, that’s the most you will really need to know.I asked SurveyMonkey Audience to put out a poll to see how far people could get reciting the infinite digits of pi. Of 941 respondents, 836 attempted to name the digits after the decimal point. This is how far they got: 3.14159212 3.1415919 If you can get to the first 3 after the decimal point, you’re in the top 5 percent of pi memorizers. I asked the people who got that far to keep going, and most tapped out shortly after.The biggest drop came after “3.14,” as respondents who got that far made it to “3.141” only about 52 percent of the time.And that’s fine!NASA employees can probably get away with knowing only the first six digits after the decimal point. Also, we have calculators for when we need a few more digits, TI-89s for when those calculators are insufficient and Wolfram Alpha for when we reduce those calculators to a smoking, melted mess.Maybe after the highly anticipated apocalypse, the guys at the Large Hadron Collider will be happy to have that dude who memorized tens of thousands of pi digits around, but for now, he’s just got a weird hobby. Knowing pi is strictly a performative act, like people who readily volunteer their SAT score or high school completion percentage.But, uh, happy holidays. read more

Live London Bridge attack latest Terrorists named as police say they were

first_imgWe have more detail on the named terrorists here…he ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack who was photographed on the ground with canisters strapped to his body was today named by police as Khuram ButtButt, 27, of Barking, East London, is believed to have led the trio of terrorists who ploughed into pedestrians using a hired van, before stabbing revellers in pubs and bars on Saturday night.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to police and MI5 but said there had been no evidence of “attack planning” and he had been deemed as a ‘low priority.’  A second man Rachid Redouane, 30, also from Barking was named by police as one of the other two attackers.  Redouane was unknown to police.  The third man is not a UK citizen.  Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremists Prime Minister Theresa May has just come out of the the latest emergency meeting of the government’s Cobra committee.She said the victims of the attacks came from “a number of nationalities”, adding: “This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom but it was also an attack on the free world.” mirror Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visits the scene  ZpdHhnYjE6oA7VIRD4ti0SGuSaCYn4ZM Metropolitan Police detectives are seeking information about Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, whose names they have released as two of the London Bridge attackers.”Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has any information about these men that may assist them with the investigation,” the force said.”They are particularly keen to hear about places they may have frequented and their movements in the days and hours before the attack.” London Waterloo this morning: increased police presence. Plus two spray-tanned guys in trunks advertising Love Island 😀— Louise using spoons (@usingspoons) June 5, 2017 The Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim anti-extremist charity, revealed that its chief executive, Mohammed Shafiq, was called a traitor by Butt after he 
denounced the killing of Fusilier Rigby.Hannah Stuart, author of Islamist Terrorism, a definitive analysis of UK 
attacks and offences, said: “Al-Muhajiroun is obviously very well known to both the police and to MI5. It is connected to a quarter of terrorism offences.”Ms Stuart, who is co-head of the security and extremism unit at the Policy Exchange think tank, added: “The London Bridge attacker’s connection to al-Muhajiroun’s leadership raises very serious questions about the security services and the police.” 12:57PMJeremy Corbyn U-turns on plea for Theresa May to resign 6:10PMTwo of the terrorists named James McMullan Named as missing after London Bridge attack Thuraisingam Thusyanthan, who lives opposite the house, said he was woken up up by a noise like a “bomb blast” at about 4.30am.He said police told him to stay in his house, adding: “I looked out the window. I saw armed police. They went inside the house.” An image showing a suspected terrorist, wearing what appear to be canisters around his waisCredit:GABRIELE SCIOTTO Cressida Dick on Sky NewsCredit:SKY NEWS Scotland Yard say counter-terror officers are searching a property in Ilford, east London, after entering the address at around 1.30am.No arrests had been made as part of the search, the force said. 12:05PMVideo: Police shooting at attackers The American network NBC is reporting the bystander struck in the head by a stray bullet fired as police killed the London Bridge terrorists was a US citizen.Authorities said the wounded civilian was expected to survive. Police have not revealed any details about the individual who was accidentally hit in the hail of 50 bullets that ended Saturday night’s van-and-knife rampage.Fabio Lamas, who works at a pub in Borough Market, described seeing “three guys who were carrying knives and … wearing body armor” before officers arrived at the scene.”I got people to start evacuating inside from our little garden that we have … and got people to come into the bar and to go into toilets, hide under tables and hide in our cellar where we keep all our stock,” the 20-year-old told NBC News.”Then I heard shooting and I saw an American guy get shot in the head.” Sara Zelenak is missing after the London Bridge terror attack But the information is not yet being released to the public.The Metropolitan Police said their names would be released “as soon as operationally possible”. This morning residents heard gunshots at 4.15am as Officers stormed the addresses in Barking and Newham.They have confirmed that a “number” of arrests have been made.According to police, searches continue at both addresses. Sad to see new barrier on Waterloo Bridge – tho it’s for our protection #London #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/qEdVMnl0DT— Debbie Lye (@Debolye) June 5, 2017 Chef Sebastien Belanger went missing after the attack. He is French and has worked in cafes and restaurants across London.Friends say he works as a chef at Coq d’Argent, near Bank.Sebastien Belanger was last seen watching the Champions League football final on telly in a pub at London Bridge on Saturday night.He was watching the match in the Barrow Boy and Banker pub with pals near where a hire van swerved across the bridge and ploughed into pedestrians.After the match he then went to the Borough Bistro with two friends who escaped unharmed from the stabbing rampage by three knife men.Friends are visiting hospitals, police stations, the French embassy and handing out fliers in a desperate bid to find any information about their missing friend and trace he movements.Pal Damien Lecompt, 34, a sales rep from Putney who has lived in London for seven years, said: “The last time I met Sebastien was in London Bridge.”I last saw him on Saturday afternoon, I left him around 7pm.”He was planning to go to watch the Champions League game with some friends and have a couple of drinks after that.”First he watched the game in the Barrow Boy, then went to Borough Bistro.”I have not heard from him since he was in Borough Bistro.” An image showing a suspected terrorist, wearing what appear to be canisters around his wais 4:56PMSister of missing British man says she thinks her brother is dead Two of the London Bridge terrorists have been named by Scotland Yard as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to the security services, but there was no evidence of “attack planning”. We have faced a terrorist threat throughout my life, that threat changes and morphs and we will change and adapt for what appears to be a new reality for us. Since 2013, we’ve foiled I think 18 plots, we arrest about a person a day and have been for some time in relation to counter terrorism, we have very good intelligence… I understand people will be concerned and all I can say is we will be doing everything in our power and we will be stepped up a gear.  Ignacio Echeverria’s employers HSBC have now hired a detective to find him, reports EFE https://t.co/ljGq2a4p3k— Piers Scholfield (@inglesi) June 5, 2017 The Newsnight editor writes on Twitter: Prado in middle, Marquesi on right. Another kitchen staff member on leftCredit:Camilla Turner 10:45PMManchester bomber’s brother released without charge 2:19PMBarriers installed on London’s bridges  10:02PMAll people arrested on Sunday released without charge Prado in middle, Marquesi on right. Another kitchen staff member on left This man believes one of the London Bridge attackers was his neighbour: 11:51AMPolice chiefs in Dublin are ‘providing every assistance’ Cressida Dick on Sky News 21 victims in hospital were in a critical condition yesterday according to the NHS.This number has fallen to 18.Of the 48 individuals who were conveyed, a total of 36 patients are currently being cared for in London hospitals. 8:37PMTraffic is now open in both directions on the M25 1:52PMSadiq Khan says London does not get enough police finding Here are the six people still missing after Saturday’s attack: At least a dozen Molotov cocktails were found in the van used by the attackers, according to reports last night. Officers are said to be treating the bottles filled with clear liquid as petrol bombs. 11:09AMTheresa May: This was an attack on the free world 6:57PMA moment of silence Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremistsCredit:CHANNEL 4 7:11AMSadiq Khan to lead vigil for London terror attack victims London Bridge itself is open. A police officer stands next to a person detained after a property was raided in Newham, east LondonCredit:REUTERS/Neill Hall Gabriel Scottio, whose photo of a suspect lying on the ground was widely circulated, shares footage of the moment he is caught up in the terror attack near Borough Market: LONDRES pic.twitter.com/kbrpIHwRd1— PLANTU (@plantu) June 4, 2017 Moving vigil led superbly by @MayorofLondon, London united in calm dignified memory. Great civic leadership, let’s pray on & persist in hope— Justin Welby ن (@JustinWelby) June 5, 2017 London does not receive the “right level of funding” for policing, the city’s mayor has claimed, as the Met Police Commissioner called for more resources in the wake of the London Bridge attack. 1:08AMTuesday’s front pages This from Eleanor Steafel, our reporter at this evening’s vigil:A woman whose husband is one of the hundreds of police officers who has been guarding the city since the early hours of Sunday morning said: “The atmosphere on the way to work this morning was quite somber. The Tube was emptier than usual. It’s an experience that has been repeated after every terror attack. But I didn’t feel overwhelmed or scared. I felt confident. “The thing that feels different about this is that it seems like a tipping point.”A heartfelt note on her bouquet of white flowers read: “To all those who helped. Your bravery in the face of barbarity has moved us all.” Laura Hughes reports:Jeremy Corbyn has argued that people who support Islamic State should not be prosecuted for “expressing a political point of view”. The Labour leader told MPs that Britain should not make “value judgements” and that holding a view was not in itself “an offence.”Speaking during a parliamentary debate on temporary exclusion orders in 2014,  he questioned the creation of “legal obstacles” for fighters returning from to the UK from Syria.Asked by a Conservative MP if he believed Isis fighters should be subject to special measures when they return to Britain, Mr Corbyn suggested they should not be prosecuted for “expressing a political point of view”.Read her full report here. A woman lays flowers at a pedestrian crossing on the south side of London Bridge Police on the A13Credit:@BatemanLDN/Twitter  Cressida Dick (2L) and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (3R) are shown across London Bridge Credit:AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS In a Facebook post titled “Missing from London Terror Attack”, a family friend of Miss Zelenak, who has been working as a nanny, called out for people to share information about her possible whereabouts.“Dear friends please can I ask you to share this post. My friend’s daughter, Sara Zelenak, was last seen on London Bridge and was witness to the terror attacks,” says the message, which has since been removed.“She got separated from her friends and has not been seen since. Her phone has rang with no reply and now the battery must have gone… She calls her mum daily. It’s been over 24 hours with no news from the consulate.” London mayor Sadiq Khan, speaking at a vigil in Potters Field Park beside City Hall in central London, said that the city’s message to terrorists is “We will defeat you, you will not win.” He told thousands of people who gathered to hold a minute’s silence for the victims of Saturday night’s atrocity that “London stands in defiance” against the “cowardly” and “barbaric” attack. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visits the scene Credit: CLODAGH KILCOYNE Sadiq Khan addresses crowds at a vigilCredit:ODD ANDERSEN/AFP  Crowds observe moment of silence in central London in vigil to remember victims of London Bridge terror attack https://t.co/16XgyBZK0c pic.twitter.com/M7rGIc6g65— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 5, 2017 Scotland Yard has given an update on the number of officers injured and their conditions.One BTP officer and three Met officers were injured during the attack on Saturday night.The further two Met officers were both on duty Southwark officers. One a plain clothes officer who received stitches to a head injury and a uniformed officer received an injury to his arm.The off duty Southwark officer remains in hospital in a serious condition. 12:01AMTrump UK visit ‘in the long grass’ A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed a police operation was underway in the area.Police vehicles have been pictured parked outside the Ship and Shovel pub in Barking. One of the London Bridge terrorists was carrying an identity card issued in  Ireland when he was shot dead, security sources in Dublin said. A spokesman for Mr Khan, responding to Mr Trump’s latest tweet, said: “Nothing has changed since yesterday.”The mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday’s horrific and cowardly attack and working with the police, the emergency services and the Government to keep London safe.” 6:17PMKhuram Butt: the ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack Butt, 27, of Barking, East London, is believed to have led the trio of terrorists who ploughed into pedestrians using a hired van, before stabbing revellers in pubs and bars on Saturday night.He was known to police and security services but Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said there had been no evidence of “attack planning” and he had been deemed as a ‘low priority.’ Sadiq Khan praised officers for doing a “fantastic job” with the resources they have but said it was “a fact that, over the last seven years, we as a city have lost £600 million from our budget – we have had to close police stations, sell police buildings and we’ve lost thousands of police staff”. 5:24PMFriends desperately search for missing French chef 11:29AMBREAKING NEWS: Terrorist was carrying Irish identity card Australia’s prime minister says a woman who worked in London as a nanny is one of two Australians for whom the government “have real concerns” after the van and knife attacks on London Bridge and in London’s Borough Market.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters on Tuesday that 21-year-old Sara Zelenka has not contacted her family since she was seen fleeing from knife-wielding assailants on London Bridge on Saturday night. Seven people were killed in the attacks and dozens were wounded.He said Australian officials in London were working diligently with authorities there to try to confirm her circumstances. He said similar efforts were being made regarding a second Australian he didn’t identify.Two Australians were among the wounded but both are recovering. Cement blocks protecting the pavement at Westminster this morning pic.twitter.com/eLlFBez3oK— Stephanie Boland (@stephanieboland) June 5, 2017 We are all shocked and angry today – but this is our city. We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism. pic.twitter.com/kcosumkdCR— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 4, 2017 NHS staff have been working round the clock to treat those injured in the London terror attack.Many were off-duty and came in on their night off to help, having stayed sober on Saturday night, as they do most Saturdays, in case of a terror attack.Manchester Royal Infirmary sent the pizzas to Kings College Hospital on Sunday night.The Telegraph’s Helena Horton has more here. Theresa May did not directly criticise Donald TrumpCredit:ANDY RAIN/EPA  7:30AMSajid Javid: Muslims need to do more to tackle extremism  9:47PM’Molotov cocktails found in back of van’ Melissa McMullan said her brother’s bank card was found on one of the bodies of the victims of Saturday night’s attack.She is almost certain her brother, 32-year-old James McMullan is dead. An Australian newspaper says a 34-year-old Brisbane woman is recovering from the London attacks after being stabbed in the neck.Candice Hedge’s father tells The Courier Mail that his daughter was hiding under a table at a restaurant when one of the attackers came up behind her and slashed her throat with a knife.Ross Hedge says the attackers appeared to be leaving the restaurant where his daughter worked, but came back after spotting her.He says Candice Hedge underwent surgery but suffered no major damage and is expected to recover.Ms Hedge had moved to London last year. times Credit:Facebook 4:42AMCorbyn attacks May’s ‘political speech’ 4:34PMOpinion: Why Cressida Dick is the woman of the moment Rosa Silverman has written a piece for Telegraph Women about the Met Police Chief who has been at the forefront of the terror coverage.She writes: Impressive. Authoritative. Brilliant. Quietly competent. These were some of the adjectives used to describe Dick’s comportment in the wake of the horror. There were also plaudits (from a former Met officer, among others) for the “genuine feeling” she exhibited: she appeared to choke up while recounting how an off-duty policeman was injured by the terrorist killers.In the absence of a surge of love for Prime Minister Theresa May, could this just be the woman of the moment? Here’s the case for Dick…Read the full piece here 4:29PMTim Farron speaks up for Sadiq Khan These three kitchen staff at a tapas restaurant in Borough High Street were among the heroes on Saturday night, writes Camilla Turner. 3:41PM’It was harrowing’ 39-year-old HSBC worker Ignacio Echeverría Credit: Ten of the people arrested on Sunday as part of investigations into the London Bridge attack have been released without charge, British police said on Monday, meaning that all 12 arrested in the aftermath of the incident have now been let go.The Metropolitan Police also said in a statement that specialist officers were working with families and the coroner to identify those who died in the attack. It has also emerged one of the London Bridge suspected attackers appeared in a jihadi documentary on Channel 4 and had previously “tried to go to Syria”.He appeared in a television documentary last year about British extremists called The Jihadis Next Door, and was filmed at events attended by two notorious Islamic preachers. Barriers have been installed on three central London bridges following the latest terror attack to hit the capital.The structures have been introduced to stop traffic from mounting the pavement on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridges. Donald Trump has been tweeting about Sadiq Khan again.Following his criticisms yesterday, the US President has just tweeted this: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick visit the sceneCredit:REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne 2:41PMBystander shot by police ‘was an American’ Auto updateOnOff Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017 James Badcock writes from Madrid:A Spaniard is feared to be among the victims of Saturday night’s terrorist attack after his friends say that he confronted a knife-wielding assailant and was not seen again.  Ignacio Echeverría, a 39-year-old resident of London, has not been traced by his family since he was on his way home after skating in a park with his friends when they saw one of the terrorists stabbing a woman near Borough Market.According to Europa Press, Mr Echeverría’s friends said that he confronted the assailant and the next time they saw him he was lying on the pavement. Since then, neither the family nor his friends have been able to contact him or find him in hospitals, despite having reported the situation to the Spanish consulate, the police, the hospitals in the area and HSBC, Mr Echeverría’s employer.Echeverría’s family said that he was probably not carrying any ID documents as he had been returning home from playing sport. They said he is around five feet, nine inches and was wearing jeans, black Vans shoes and a dark sweater. He has a scar above an eyebrow, close to the hairline.Mr Echeverría’s sister, who also lives in London, has been visiting local hospitals in search of her brother. Theresa May did not directly criticise Donald Trump 6:58PMForget it, they’re stronger than us Metropolitan Police have released this picture. 9:02AMCressida Dick warns of Daesh’s promotion of ‘low-tech methods’ Theresa May must withdraw the state visit. This is a man insulting our national values at a time of introspection and mourning.— Tim Farron (@timfarron) June 5, 2017 6:33PMPolice appeal for information about named terrorists  “We know there are bodies that have been identified and also people in a critical condition who have not yet been identified.”The family, who have a family liaison officer from the Met’s counter terrorism department,  has been told that coroners will not start the formal identification of bodies until Tuesday. Miss McMullan said it was the first night out her brother, from London, had had for months as he had been working 16 hour days getting ready to launch a new e-learning business.“I think he was celebrating coming to the end of it,” she added“He was due to launch it in the next couple of weeks.”Miss McMullan said her parents, Mila and Simon, who are both in their 60s and retired, were beside themselves.“They’re devastated,” she added. “My mum is just sat in front of the TV watching the news. We don’t know what else to do.” Miss Lunz says:Put 999 in your phone- it is the UK police number. As much as you think you will remember this in an emergency- your brain is in survival mode- you won’t.If something like this happens stick with your friends – you will help keep each other safe and calm. You make better decisions together.Don’t go out without an extra battery charger. You need your phone in these things!I had called my sister to tell her what was happening and asked her to text me the news as it what was going on. Because we ourselves didn’t really know what was happening this was incredibly helpful- you don’t have time to look what the news is saying but information is power in this kind of situation.Avoid the high density tourist places when the country is in a state of high terror threat. Keep it local and low key. Safety first.Don’t run in a crowd but walk fast as there is a risk of causing a stampede.Meanwhile, those searching for Sebastien Belanger has posted up this appeal nearby: Khuram Butt, left, and Rachid RedouaneCredit:Metropolitan Police  12:53PMJeremy Corbyn said Isil supporters should not be prosecuted for ‘expressing a political point of view’ More on this morning’s raids in Dagenham.Police vans were parked outside a property on the A13 in Dagenham in east London. 3:14PMDonald Trump resumes Twitter attack on Sadiq Khan  Barriers have been installed on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridges Barriers have been installed on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridgesCredit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph But some cyclists claim they have made journeys more dangerous by reducing the width of cycle lanes.Commuters posted photographs of the barriers on social media as they made their way to work on Monday. New security measures on Westminster bridge The brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi has been released without charge by police.Ismail Abedi was arrested in Whalley Range, Manchester, on May 23, a day after the terror attack on Manchester Arena which killed 22 people including children.Ten men remain in custody in connection with the attack.Another eight people have been released without charge. 1:03PMMayor visits the scene of the attack 6:21PMPictures of the London Bridge terrorists  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It came as: Details emerged of one of his accomplices; The first British victim of the atrocity was identified as James McMullan. His family confirmed that his bank card had been found on one of the bodies;Donald Trump accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of making “pathetic excuses” in his response to the London terror attacks;Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick said Britain had been hit by an “unprecedented” wave of terror attacks and there would have to be a review of 
resources.Unlike Butt, his accomplices were not known to the security services and are both thought to be foreign nationals. About 15 minutes later, three men and three women were brought out of the house, he said.”They looked like normal people,” he said, adding that he thinks they are from Bangladesh or Pakistan. However, Britain’s most senior counter-terror officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, last night defended the investigation and said he had seen nothing so far to suggest a “poor decision had been made”. She gave a tearful interview on Sky News in which she said: “This morning we received news from the police that my brother’s bank card was found on one of the bodies from Saturday night’s brutal attack.”They are unable to formally identify him until the coroner’s report begins tomorrow. Here is their story:Renan Marquesi, a sous chef at Lobos, told how a woman who sought refuge in the tapas restaurant could not walk so he took her in his arms and carried her across the bridge. “In front of the restaurant door there were three dead people,” said Mr Marquesi, who is from Brazil. “There was a man with a white shirt on, a woman, and another person lying there. There was so much blood. They were not moving. Doctors were trying to resuscitate people who were lying on the ground.”Mr Marquesi, 22, told of the chaos that erupted outside the restaurant on Saturday night. “There were people screaming, shouting, running. There was so much blood on the floor.”He said that people from the street ran into the restaurant to take cover, and when the restaurant was full he locked and bolted the door to keep everyone safe. “We have two floors. I told everyone to go upstairs to keep them safe,” Mr Marquesi said. “When we had 50 or 60 people int eh restaurant we closed the door and locked it. “It was really scary. People were shocked. One woman couldn’t walk because she was in shock and she couldn’t move her legs. I took her in my arms and carried her across the bridge to the end where the police were.”Santlago Prado, 20, a kitchen boy at the restaurant, said: “At first we thought it was a fight.  People were on the floor with blood, people were crying. People ran into the restaurant from the street to take cover.”  This prompted Mr Khan’s spokesman to state the mayor has “more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed” tweet, before Mr Khan later suggested he does not regard Mr Trump’s planned state visit as welcome.The president’s initial criticism of Mr Khan was based on a clear misinterpretation of some of the mayor’s comments in the wake of the atrocity. 7:53PMAustralian nanny recovering in hospital Mr Belanger’s girlfriend of eight months Gerda Bennet was in Malta at the time and is heading to London to search for him.She wrote: “I still have no news. Please if anyone has seen him or knows anything contact me.”The 22-year-old said Mr Belanger was “exactly at the place where the attack happened” and has not heard from him for more than 24 hours. 7:00AMSpanish Red Cross put out plea for missing person 12:39PMCorbyn calls on May to resign – video The communities secretary wrote in The Times:Speaking as a Muslim myself, we need to ask ourselves searching questions … There’s no avoiding the fact that these people think they are Muslims. They identify as Muslims.And they carry out their attacks – ignorantly, offensively – in the name of Islam. That’s why, although we all share the responsibility for tackling terrorism, there’s a special, unique burden on the Muslim community …We need them to set off on the path to peace rather than the road to war. We need to offer not just a counternarrative, which rebuts the extremists, but a positive and self-confident narrative that promotes pluralistic, British values – and their compatibility with an Islamic life.And that message can best come from within the Muslim community. Ignacio Echeverría, a 39-year-old who lives in LondonCredit: One of the London Bridge terror attackers was carrying an ID card issued in Ireland when he was shot dead, security sources in the Republic have confirmed.Police chiefs in Dublin said they were liaising with counterparts in the UK amid reports that the killer had Irish papers.”An Garda Siochana is providing every assistance to our colleagues in the London Metropolitan Police in relation to the terror attack in London,” a spokesman said.”We will process all requests from the UK authorities in relation to inquiries into individuals, identities or any other matter.”There are unconfirmed reports that the man who had been carrying the Irish-issued ID may have claimed to be from Morocco and that he was married to a woman from Scotland and had lived in Dublin.Gardai are investigating whether the ID card belonged to the dead man and if the documents are legitimate.It is understood inquiries are continuing into whether the man was given an Irish ID card issued by the Garda National Immigration Bureau.The plastic credit card-sized documentation is given to people from outside the EU. It has a person’s certificate of registration which states they have permission to stay in Ireland. It must be carried at all times.There are also inquiries into whether the man had been given paperwork after landing in Ireland to claim asylum or if he had an ID card issued under EU treaties which allowed him to live in Ireland with his family.Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was holding a meeting with the force’s anti-terror and intelligence chiefs as they co-operate with the Met investigation. But despite receiving calls from concerned members of the public about Butt’s increasingly radical views, police concluded that he was not a threat and the investigation was scaled back.The revelation will add to pressure on the authorities over whether enough is being done to tackle extremism, after it emerged that Butt is the third terrorist in recent months to carry out an attack despite being known to security services. Sadiq Khan (C) and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick make (L) a statement on Borough High StreetCredit:AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS Whitehall source tells @nicholaswatt Trump state visit to UK has been in “pretty long grass, and getting longer” #Newsnight— Ian Katz (@iankatz1000) June 5, 2017 7:48PMFrance promises even closer co-operation Mr Bateman said the bangs that followed were not as loud but sounded “the equivalent” of gunshots.He said he thought it was more like a business address than a property where people live.Officers were standing guard in front of the property, which is on a busy road. AP PhLondon Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, center left, and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khanoto/Alastair Grant London Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, center left, and the Mayor of London Sadiq KhanCredit:AP Photo/Alastair Grant Cressida Dick (2L) and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (3R) are shown across London Bridge A second man Rachid Redouane, also from Barking was named by police as one of the other two attackers.  Redouane was unknown to police.  The third man is not a UK citizen. Today it emerged that Butt had appeared in the Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door, which warned of the rise of extreme Islam in London.This is everything we know about the attackers.  39-year-old HSBC worker Ignacio Echeverría  Arielle Lande, a 17 year old student from Hampstead in north London, said she spent Saturday evening with a group of school friends at one of their parents’ houses in London Bridge, writes Camilla Turner.She told how they decided to stay in rather than walk down to hang out by the river because it was a bit rainy – a decision that could have saved their lives. Ms Lande spent Saturday evening at with five other friends from Highgate School, a private school in north London. “There were five of us at a friend’s house a three minute walk from London Bridge,” Ms Lande said.”We heard a police helicopter circling and were told not to leave the house. We all stayed there overnight and my dad came to pick me up on Sunday morning.”She said it was “harrowing” to think that their decision not to go out earlier that evening meant that none of the group got hurt in the attack. “We were going to go down to the river but we decided not to because it was raining,” she said. “Instead we went to the shop on the end of the road and bought some snacks, then went back to our friend’s house.”When we figured out what time the attack was, it was about the time that we were going to go down to the river but we decided not to because it was raining. It is quite harrowing to think that a different decision would have put us in a completely different situation.”  London’s bridges have been targeted in two terror attacks in recent weeks. Se busca a Ignacio Echeverría, vecino de #Las Rozas,desaparecido ayer en Londres. Se cree que estaba en la zona de los atentados. pic.twitter.com/ItsC445XxB— Emergencias CREM (@emergenciasCREM) June 4, 2017 9:36AMCulture Secretary pressed on police numbers Ignacio Echeverría, a 39-year-old who lives in London Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick visit the scene telegraph 12:38PMThe sister of missing James McMullan has spoken to the Telegraph Victoria Ward reports:James McMullan, 32, has not been seen since he stepped outside the Barrowboy and Banker on Borough High Street, where had had been drinking with old school friends.Five minutes later, the terrorists ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge, before crashing the vehicle directly outside the bar and indiscriminately stabbing people.His sister Melissa McMullan, 30, sobbed as she told the Telegraph that they had received no information and had absolutely no contact since.“All the police have told us is that he’s not on any identified list, not the dead or the critically injured.“His friends who were with him on Saturday have been driving around all the hospitals but all they’ve been told is that they don’t have anyone of his name or matching his description.“The police haven’t told us anything. He phone was ringing until midnight last night but then it went dead.“He must have dropped it. But we just want something, any small bit of information that will let us know they are doing something.“We understand there’s a much bigger picture but at the same time, surely they can trace where his phone has been for the last two days. The crowds applauded as he spoke of his Muslim faith, saying: “You do not commit these disgusting acts in my name. Your perverse ideology has nothing to do with the values of Islam.” He thanked the “brave Londoners” who risked their lives to save others. “You are the best of us,” he said.  James McMullan Named as missing after London Bridge attack Khuram Butt is on the left and Rachid Redouane on the right. 12:28PM’I thought it was some gunfight’ Six people are missing after the London terror attack 8:59AM’The first bang was nothing like I’d heard before’ 10:16AMThe ‘Jihadi next door’ A police officer stands next to a person detained after a property was raided in Newham, east London 4:53AMTurnbull: ‘Real concerns’ over nanny in London  7:15AMPolice know the identity of the attackers “We receive half the funds we should be receiving – £170 million versus £370 million.”His comments come after Theresa May refused to say whether cuts to police numbers under her watch should be reversed. Six people are missing after the London terror attackCredit: All 12 people arrested in east London on Sunday in relation to the attack have now been released without charge.A vigil was held at London Bridge last night for the victims of the attack.Seven people were killed in Saturday’s onslaught and 48 injured. Of those, 36 are still in hospital; 18 remain in a critical condition. 12:16PMThe six people missing after the London Bridge terror attack Sara Zelenak has been missing since the London Bridge terror attackCredit: 7:56PMArchbishop of Canterbury: Let’s persist in hope  They are (clockwise from top left):Ignacio Echeverría, 39Sara Zelenak, 21Xavier ThomasSebastien BelangerJames McMullan, 32Socaine DrzFor more detail on them, Helena Horton has written this piece. 1:07PM18 people now remain critical One of terrorists carried an Irish identity cardFamilies appeal for loved ones still missingScotland Yard says it knows attackers’ identitiesSadiq Khan says Trump’s state visit to UK should be cancelledCorbyn criticises Theresa May over police cutsEverything we know about the attackHow the London terror attack unfoldedWho are the suspects behind the attack?Who were the London attack victims?The ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack was so open about his extremist views that he appeared in a fly-on-the-wall documentary entitled The Jihadis Next Door, it emerged on Monday.Khuram Butt, 27, a British national who was born in Pakistan, was filmed praying in front of an Isil flag in London’s Regent’s Park as part of a controversial Channel 4 programme that was broadcast in January last year.By the time the documentary went out, the father of two had already been under investigation by the police and MI5 for six months. The Mayor of London is due to lead a vigil at 6pm today.The service will be in in Potters Fields Park, near City Hall and he will be joined by senior Met officers, paramedics, fire crews and community leaders.There will be a minute’s silence across London at 6.20pm.  7:42AMOff-duty police officer was ‘utterly heroic’ Echeverría, who lives in London, had apparently been skateboarding in a park with friends when he stopped to help a woman who had been injured in the atrocity.His sister Isabel, an account operations manager with WEX Virtual Payments who also lives in London, has launched a social media appeal for help in tracking him down. 11:44AMAustralian nanny Sara Zelenak missing since terror attack 9:54AMFour police injured in attack, Scotland Yard says It comes just a few hours after Theresa May suggested the Trump was wrong to criticise London’s Mayor.Mr Trump, during a series of tweets following the London Bridge terror assault, misrepresented Mr Khan’s statement that there was “no reason to be alarmed” when seeking to reassure Londoners. Khuram Butt, left, and Rachid Redouane. New security measures on Westminster bridgeCredit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph 11:33AMLondon terrorist appeared in Channel 4 jihadi documentary 1/2 We were called to Cobham Services earlier to an alarm activation. It was closed as a precaution. A search took place with nothing found.— Elmbridge Police (@ElmbridgeBeat) June 5, 2017 6:55PM’It seems like a tipping point’ 3:39PMTrump Vs Khan continues The suspected terrorist had previously worked for London transport operator Transport for London (TfL) and a branch of fast food chain KFC, neighbours said.A relative also told how he had previously tried to go to Syria to fight jihad but had been talked out of it by his family as his wife was pregnant at the time.As part of a year-long undercover documentary that aired last January, he was filmed attending one event alongside Mohammed Shamsuddin, who has warned that “Sharia is coming to the UK” and that the black flag of Islam will fly over Downing Street.Shamsuddin said that his views were “moulded” by the hate preacher Omar Bakri – the Tottenham Ayatollah – who is now in jail in Lebanon for supporting terrorism. Shamsuddin was arrested on terror charges in 2014 on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and being a member of al-Muhajiroun, an extreme radical Islamist organisation that openly supported al–Qaeda, sent men out to fight in Syria and was said to have influenced the murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby.Read more here. Speaking on the BBC, Mr Khan made clear that he was advising people not to be concerned by the presence of additional armed police officers on the streets of the capital in the days to come, and not playing down anxieties about the attack itself.Mrs May initially sidestepped questions about Mr Trump by choosing to praise Mr Khan’s response.She stopped short of directly criticising the US president.Asked if Mr Trump was wrong in his assessment of the London mayor, the Prime Minister told reporters: “I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it’s wrong to say anything else – he’s doing a good job.” 5:51PMNYC mayor praises Sadiq Khan Twitter user Andy Silvester wrote: “Not a great sight for Londoners to wake up to. Concrete bollards being installed on Lambeth Bridge.”Another commuter, Jose Diaz, posted: “Waterloo Bridge this morning. They have installed a barrier … Not sure if this makes me feel more or less secure.”Debbie Lye wrote:  Details of another of Saturday night’s heroes are emerging.Millwall fan Roy Larner put his own life in danger to help others escape the three London Bridge attackers.The Londoner is currently recovering from surgery from being slashed “in the head” multiple times by the assailants.Admiration for his actions has poured in since the tragic night resulting in his friend Archie Webber-Brown setting up a petition for Roy to be given the George Cross.It is the highest award a civilian can receive for showing extreme courage in the face of adversity – the equivalent of the Victoria Cross in the military.Mr Webber Brown wrong on the Change.org page: “Roy Larner charged at the terrorists on London Bridge in order to try and stop them and help others escape, he ended up getting himself stabbed multiple times showing great courage and preparing he’s body for the ultimate self sacrifice to help others, he should be acknowledged and rewarded for he’s actions!”The petition calls for Lib-dem parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey Simon Hughes to nominate the Millwall FC supporter for the prestigious award.Another friend Simon Willoughby said: “This man’s name is Roy Larner a friend of mine for for the past 20 odd years!”Yesterday when the terrorist attacked he went an stuck it to them and save a persons life, but in doing so got stabbed 5 times in the head, neck, back, front and cut all his fingers and at present is in intensive care! #Legend”Please share this as much as possible as this is what we should be reading about not them muggy delusional fanatics!! #roylarnermbe”A JustGiving page set up to help financially support the hero in his recovery has raised more than £4,000 in less than 24 hours. 7:07AMMet Police confirm fresh raids A woman lays flowers at a pedestrian crossing on the south side of London BridgeCredit:JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images The Prime Minister chided all who provide “safe spaces” for extremists – in “real life” or online – telling them they must help “stamp it out”.She also made clear that councils must play their part by breaking up ghettos where “evil” ideology can breed and stopping it spreading in schools. Manchester nurses, some of whom are still treating patients of the atrocity at an Ariana Grande concert two weeks ago, have shown solidarity with their London counterparts by sending them pizza. NHS staff were working through the night to tend to victims of the terror attack NHS staff were working through the night to tend to victims of the terror attackCredit:Twitter Mr Rowley said there had been no intelligence to suggest Butt was planning a terrorist act and no evidence that he had committed any terrorist offences.He said that as a result Butt – who wore an Arsenal football shirt when he carried out his deadly attack – had been “prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work”.His admission came as it emerged that Butt had links to the radical preacher Anjem Choudary, former leader of the banned Al-Muhajiroun group, and was with him the day after the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south London in 2013. James Bateman, who lives at the other side of the road, said: “At about 4am, after the large bang, I looked outside the window after being woken up and I saw about a dozen armed police officers going to and from an unmarked van.”He said they were wearing “full gear”, adding: “The first bang was nothing like I’d heard before.” Police search an address in BarkingCredit: Christopher Pledger 8:56PMAll clear at Cobham Services Police on the A13 Sadiq Khan (C) and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick make (L) a statement on Borough High Street Spanish authorities have said that they are still trying to find 39-year-old HSBC worker Ignacio Echeverría who has not been seen since the attack on Saturday night. Sky News reports that police found Molotov cocktails in the back of the hired van used in the London Bridge attack.At least a dozen bottles filled with clear liquid, which had rags stuffed in their tops, were found in the back of the hired van, and police had treated them as though they were petrol bombs, Sky News said citing unnamed sources. “We would like to send our condolences to the relatives and loved ones of all the people who lost their lives.”Our thoughts are also with them at this time.”We would like to thank all the services who did their utmost to protect the people of London”.Ms McMullan condemned the terrorists who she thinks took her brother’s life.She said: “Their hatred is the refuge of small-minded individuals “His friends want everyone to know what a generous and caring friend he was”No words can ever match his essence”There will only ever be one James, nowhere else will you find so much humour and unique personality and someone who puts his friends above everyone “He was an inspiration”. More from the raids taking place in Newham.Soruban Balachandran, who also lives on the street in Newham, said he heard noises that sounded like gunshots, adding: “I thought it was some gunfight.” 6:43PMButt was known to police Mayor Sadiq Khan is doing an extraordinary job supporting Londoners in a time of pain. President Trump’s attack on him is unacceptable.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 5, 2017 Romy Lunz, an art director, was with her friend Lisa Fedrid when the London Bridge attack happened.She later posted this up on Facebook: This is what Team Corbyn meant when he said May should resign, ‘Jeremy is saying he believes the public will judge her on her record’— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) June 5, 2017 Culture Secretary Karen Bradley was quizzed on whether the number of armed police officers in the country had gone up or down.During an interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, she said: “What I’m interested in is making sure that we have the right resources, the right powers, and the right training and capabilities.”I am assured by the police that they have that to deal with the counter-terrorism threat, but we need to look, learn lessons and make sure that we act where appropriate and we need a leader who is prepared to take those decisions, and that is Theresa May.”Pressed by presenter Piers Morgan on why she did not answer the question, Ms Bradley replied: “Piers, we are here to talk about how the attack on Saturday, how we react to that attack, and how we make sure on Thursday that we have the right person elected to Downing Street so that we can deal with it.”The presenter accused Ms Bradley of not wanting to answer the question, to which she said: “Piers, we are here because on Thursday there is a General Election, and in that General Election there will be a very, very clear choice.” 9:13AMLondoners go back to work London went back to work today, but commuters faced significant disruption because of Saturday’s terror attack.While London Bridge rail station reopened this morning at 5am, it is exit only. Sad to see new barrier on Waterloo Bridge – tho it’s for our protection #London #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/qEdVMnl0DT— Debbie Lye (@Debolye) June 5, 2017 12:35PMHSBC reportedly hires detectives to find missing employee Cordons were also put in place around the scene of the attacks.A section of Borough High Street and Borough Market is still closed, as well as Montague Close and Stoney Street.  Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremists British Transport Police also warned people that they may notice an increased police presence following the attacks, with armed officers manning mainline rail stations across London and the south east.  6:20AMProperty searched in Ilford Cressida Dick, the Scotland Yard chief, has done the full round of TV and radio interviews this morning on Saturday night’s terror attack.She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that it was “certainly a possibility” that the attacks were triggering the next one.The rhetoric that has been coming from Daesh and other organisations has been to encourage people to take action into their own hands, to use low-tech methods, and undoubtedly when people see something which appears from their perverted point of view to be successful some people will be inspired by that, so that is most certainly a possibility.The Commissioner also said that “all” of the recent attacks had a “primarily domestic centre of gravity”.In the five that we’ve foiled, and these three recent attacks, in some of them there are undoubtedly international dimensions.We will always be looking to see if anything has been directed from overseas, but I would say the majority of the threat that we are facing at the moment does not appear to be directed from overseas.Ms Dick also told Today:We have a very fast moving investigation, we have made a number of arrests, we have also carried out lots of searches and we have got an enormous amount of forensic material.We do have a very large intelligence database available to us through the agencies and of our own.She said that “people will be very concerned that there have been three horrendous attacks in the last nine weeks” but said that it was inevitable that “with a large database and some very good knowledge, on occasion somebody will, as my predecessor predicted, get through and be successful and on occasion those people may have been known to the agencies before”. The second terrorist was named as Rachid Redouane, 30, who police said had claimed to be both Moroccan and Libyan. He was also known to use the name Rachid Elkhdar, and was understood to be in possession of an Irish identity card when he was shot dead by police. Redouane, who was married to a British woman and had a daughter with her, is thought to have lived in Dublin previously. It was not clear when or how he arrived in the UK.Redouane, a chef, was seen visiting his wife, Charisse, only three hours before he and his two accomplices carried out the attack, neighours said.He and his wife are reported to have split up over their differing views on religion, after they clashed over the best way to raise their child.Police said while they believed they knew who the third terrorist was they were still working with international partners to formally identify him.The disclosure that he is not British will raise questions about how recently he moved to the UK and under what circumstances he had entered the country. Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremistsCredit: CHANNEL 4 Mr Khan, who was speaking alongside Cressida Dick at the scene of Saturday’s attack, said: “Over the next four years there are plans to cut a further £400 million from our city’s policing budget.”There are plans to change the police funding formula which could mean we lose up to £700 million on top of that, which leads to a total loss of our policing budget of £1.7 billion and we don’t receive the right level of funding as a capital city we should receive. 8:18PMBritish police say they are attending an incident at a motorway services station outside London Sadiq Khan addresses crowds at a vigil 2:31PMSurvivor posts guide for those caught up in a terror attack Gérard Collomb, the French interior minister, said he had spoken to Amber Rudd by telephone and assured her of even closer French co-operation “to support the inquiry and ward off any new attacks”.”The fight against Daech (Isil) is at the heart of cooperation between France and Britain,” he said.The pair would meet “in the coming weeks” to discuss “the concrete details of this cooperation”. 6:46AMPolice raid homes in Dagenham Dr Malik Ramadhan consultant in charge of A&E at the Royal London Hospital said the 12 patients rushed there in the wake of the terror attack were expected to recover.”From last night everyone who was brought to the hospital was recovering,” he said. “Our expectation is that everyone will make a full recovery.”There were gunshot wounds, three or four stabbings and the rest were presumably hit by the van. Everyone has severe injuries.”Dr Ramadhan was cycling home from work on Saturday night when he saw convoys of emergency vehicles heading into Central London.Sensing something had happened, he turned back to help. “This is a main trauma centre and has a plan for dealing with mass casualty events,” he added.”We executed that plan and it worked really well. “I know that there were lots of concerns on scene about the gun shots and how many perpetrators there were.”The people brought to the Royal London were brought in very quickly and treated very quickly.” 11:14AMPetition for Millwall fan to get George Cross Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick is appearing on TV channels right now.She has described an off-duty police officer injured during the Borough Market terror attack as “utterly heroic”.Interviewed on BBC Breakfast, she said: This was a terrible appalling attack and all our thoughts are with those who have been affected.. but all that horror and anger and sorrow is of course mingled with huge admiration. Just extraordinary amounts of courage shown… I simply pay tribute to them all. We do have a Metropolitan Police officer injured who was unarmed. I met his family in the middle of Saturday night into Sunday morning.He was there off duty, he had finished a day’s work, he was having a drink with friends in the market and he witnessed the attack and witnessed members of the public and indeed uniformed officers being very severely assaulted. My understanding is that without hesitation, wearing his normal clothes, he dived in and tried to assist.He I’m afraid was severely injured but utterly heroic. Then members of the public stepped in and tried to assist him, stayed with him, performed first aid on him and then another plain clothed officer arrived and the members of the public stayed with him as they drove him to hospital in the back of a police car. He is in hospital and in a critical condition… I’m immensely proud of him and what he did. On Sky News Commissioner Dick said police believe they know the identity of the attackers and that the high priority is to try and understand if they are working with anyone else. Eerily quiet on London Bridge this morning. Londoners not reeling, reflecting. pic.twitter.com/1Iy2KyeYbG— Christina Marker (@christinamarker) June 5, 2017 6:50AM’Last night in London my baby brother lost the love of his life’:  Family and friends of first victim speak out Khuram Butt, left, and Rachid Redouane British police have said they were attending an incident at a motorway service station on the busy M25 in Surrey, just outside of London.”We are currently dealing with an incident at Cobham Services,” Elmbridge Police said on Twitter.The M25 is a circular motorway around the outskirts of London. Cobham is 17 miles (27 km) to the southwest of the city’s centre.  Sara Zelenak has been missing since the London Bridge terror attack Another woman missing since Saturday night’s London Bridge terror attack is 21-year-old Australian Sara Zelenak.Miss Zelenak’s disappearance has prompted a desperate plea from her family. 7:32AMCement blocks protect the pavement in Westminster #CobhamServices on the #M25 btwn J10 and J9 is NOW OPEN in both directions following a @SurreyPolice incident. Thanks for your patience.— Highways England (@HighwaysSEAST) June 5, 2017 Sara Zelenak is missing after the London Bridge terror attack Facebook Some pictures of Sadiq Khan being shown around the London Bridge scene by Cressida Dick. 11:07AMManchester nurses send pizzas to London NHS staff  His team has tried to spin his statement: Jeremy Corbyn has criticised Theresa May’s “political speech” after the London terror attack on Sunday.“May chose to make a political speech in the middle of the day – which I thought was inappropriate. It should have waited until the evening as I did,” he told the Guardian.In a speech outside Downing Street, Mrs May  rounded on those who “tolerate” extremism as she told them: “Enough is enough.” Police still on guard outside Dagenham property raided as part of London Bridge attack investigation. Detailed search underway inside pic.twitter.com/dPFv1GD8BH— Mark White (@skymarkwhite) June 5, 2017 8:05AMDoctor hopes ‘everyone will make a full recovery’ Police search an address in Barking “The embassy and the consulate are in permanent contact with the family and with the British authorities and are giving them all the help they can,” a spokesman for Spain’s foreign ministry said.“But there is still no news for the moment.” Credit:Metropolitan Police  6:27PMSadiq Khan: Terrorists ‘do not commit these disgusting acts in my name as a Mulsim’ The sister of Tyler Ferguson, Chrissy Archibald’s fiance, has written a heartbreaking account of what happened.She said: “I can’t breath. You hear these things so often but it doesn’t seem real. Last night in London my baby brother lost the love of his life on the London bridge.”In a split second his entire life was ripped away from him. Hearing his painful sobs on the phone while he’s alone trying to deal with this tears me apart. I have no words. If you know Tyler, please be there for him now, and later when what happened sinks in, he’s going to need us all.” 9:47AMSpanish HSBC worker Ignacio Echeverría missing, authorities say Neighbours have spoken of hearing gunshots in Dagenham after officers searched two addresses and ‘detained a number of people’ in connection with the London Bridge terror attack.One witness told the Daily Mail he heard an “extremely loud bang at 4am followed by multiple gunshots” off the A13 in Dagenham, east London.He said: “It was as if my ear was right next to a car backfiring. It was loud enough to wake everyone up at 4am.”It is thought that a quarter-mile stretch of the A13 was closed off during the raid. 1:50PM’In front of the restaurant door there were three dead people’last_img read more

Girl 16 dead and six injured after driver of sports car ploughs

first_img“I was reading my book in bed when I heard lots of teenagers making loads of noise walking up the road,” the woman said. “I think they were walking up from The Forum. There was lots of noise and people wandering down the road.”They must have been walking in the middle of the road because the pavement is so high up the bank. I heard a car racing down the street and then horrified screams and a horrific bang.” A Metropolitan Police spokesman said initial enquires led them to believe the vehicle was travelling “at speed” before it lost control at a corner and collided with the group. “At this time there is nothing to suggest the car was driven deliberately at the group,” the spokesman added. “The driver of the car, a man, fled from the scene on foot following the collision.”One girl died at the scene while six other injured teenagers were taken to a number of London hospitals. None of their injuries are life-threatening. The driver may have suffered a head injury in the crash, the force added. London’s Air Ambulance, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service also attended the incident A teenager died and six others were injured after a sports car ploughed into a group in the early hours. The convertible is believed to have accidentally veered off the road at a corner and hit the seven teenagers on a residential street in Croydon, south London.Officers said the driver of the red Audi A3 fled on foot after the crash on Pixton Way at around 1.30am on Sunday.A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after attending a police station on Sunday afternoon. A woman who lives nearby, who asked not to be named, said she heard a group of teenagers walking up the road before a “horrific bang”. Reports suggested the group may have been at a birthday party at a nearby pub.  The convertible is believed to have accidentally veered off the road at a corner and hit seven teenagers on a residential street in Croydon, south Londoncenter_img The convertible is believed to have accidentally veered off the road at a corner and hit seven teenagers on a residential street in Croydon, south LondonCredit:Yui Mok/PA Wire Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Immigration tensions build in US Congress as shutdown looms

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for ‘Dreamers’January 9, 2018In “latest news”New US shutdown looms as border talks stall ahead of deadlineFebruary 11, 2019In “latest news”Trump threatens to shut Mexican border in demand for wall fundingDecember 28, 2018In “World” WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — With just two days before the US government runs out of money, and President Donald Trump feuding with Democrats over immigration, Republican congressional leaders were left scrambling Wednesday to avoid a federal shutdown.A bipartisan deal on immigration that would shield nearly a million people from deportation lay in tatters after the president’s reported use of vulgar language during a tense White House meeting last week set off clashes between Trump and key Democrats, including Senator Dick Durbin.Democrats have warned they want a budget agreement to include an immigration deal that protects the so-called “dreamers” who were brought to the country illegally as children.Up against a Friday midnight deadline, Republicans were now angling for passing a bill that extends federal spending into mid-February and re-authorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, with no immigration-related measure included.“I feel that it makes no sense for Democrats to try and bring us to a shutdown,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told a press briefing, seeking to pin the blame on the opposition as the deadline loomed.“I think cool heads hopefully will prevail on this.”But even that stop-gap measure could face opposition from far-right conservatives in the House.“There is currently not enough support for the latest leadership initiative,” congressman Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, told The Hill on Tuesday.Ryan will have to win over key skeptics to get the temporary spending bill passed, particularly if Democrats unanimously oppose a bill with no agreement to protect dreamers.The speaker, one of Trump’s most important lieutenants on Capitol Hill, is well aware of how poorly a shutdown will reflect on the Republican Party, which controls both houses of Congress and the White House, just months ahead of crucial mid-term elections in November.Ryan insisted he wanted to resolve the immigration issue before the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program expires on March 5.“We want to fix DACA in a balanced way so that we don’t have the same problem down the road,” Ryan said, adding that “good faith negotiations are underway” between congressional leaders from both parties who were scheduled to meet later Wednesday.Meanwhile, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with White House officials including chief of staff John Kelly early Wednesday in a bid to break the impasse on immigration and find a permanent solution for the dreamers.Trump has made their mission no easier, as he took to Twitter Tuesday to say “The Democrats want to shut down the Government over Amnesty for all.” read more

Geek deals 20 off 32GB Nexus 7 tablet

first_imgGoogle has had a long, strange relationship with the mobile device industry, thanks to their Android mobile operating system. In an industry where most hardware is made by a few big players (you know, Samsung, Sony, LG, etc.) and marketed as such, Google was in the odd position of providing the software for all the hardware used industry-wide (excluding Apple of course) and thus in a unique situation if they wanted to introduce their own hardware.They of course did just that and since January 2010 we’ve had the Google Nexus line of products. While Google doesn’t manufacture the Nexus hardware directly, they work closely with the Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) for each product and essentially design it to meet their goals needs.Nexus hardware has always stood out from the rest of the industry at the time of its release, either offering a new standard of hardware specs or a new price point for a particular set of specs. The Nexus 7 tablet, released in mid-2012, was more the latter type of device.While the nitty gritty details of the Nexus 7 may not impress from a purely technological perspective, the combination of the whole package being priced at $249 is quite standout. For half the price of an iPad, you’re getting a 7-inch tablet with 1280×800 IPS screen, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, the latest version of Android (4.2), up to 10 hours of battery life, and all the usual tablet features we’ve come to expect these days.The only other tablets that compete in sheer value are the highly customized e-reader versions, namely the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook. These models lack some of the technology found in the Nexus 7, like the powerful processor and Near Field Communication (NFC), but they also sport highly customized and locked down versions of Android, which for the average consumer look nothing like a traditional Android tablet.The Nexus 7 offers a huge bang for the buck at its $249 MSRP, especially now that 32GB of storage is standard on all models, but it is an even more awesome value on sale at $229.99. While $20 isn’t a huge discount, it’s one of a very few and very rare discounts the Nexus 7 has ever gotten, making this an especially hot offer.Nexus 7 32GB Android 4.2 Tablet for $229.99 + free shipping (reg. $249.99) | use coupon RARMNJ1320 | ends soon)Our other top deals:Toshiba Satellite L850-BT3N22 15.6-inch Core i3 Laptop w/Win 8 (Customizable) for $399.99 + free shipping (reg. $699.99 | use coupon CNYL850 | sale ends tonight!)Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 Speaker System Special Edition for $299.99 + free shipping (reg. $599.99)Samsung 840 Series 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 7mm SSD for $318 + free shipping (reg. $449.99)last_img read more

Girl feared shed be raped after two 17yearolds bundled her into car

first_img No Comments Girl feared she’d be raped after two 17-year-olds bundled her into car The judge described the CCTV evidence as “chilling” in court. http://jrnl.ie/3231754 TWO YOUTHS HAVE been sent forward for trial accused of the false imprisonment of a teenage schoolgirl who was allegedly bundled into a car in Dublin and taken away until gardaí intercepted them.The boys, both aged 17, faced separate hearings at the Dublin Children’s Court yesterday and today when they were served with books of evidence by the prosecution.Judge John O’Connor notified them that if they intended to use alibis in their defence they must tell the prosecution.The Children’s Court has heard the schoolgirl appeared terrified when gardaí rescued her and she had thought she was going to be raped.Bail was granted to one boy, who is alleged to have been the driver of the car, however his co-defendant was denied bail today.Judge O’Connor consented to the DPP’s request to return them for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where they will face their next hearing on 3 March.Earlier, Judge O’Connor viewed the CCTV evidence which he described as “chilling”. He held that the case was too serious to be dealt with in the juvenile court and should go to the circuit court, which has tougher sentencing powers.The juvenile court has heard that the schoolgirl was rescued by gardai after eye witnesses in a van raised the alarm and gave chase.The video footage showed the schoolgirl being approached by another female and brought to a car parked nearby. It is alleged one teenage boy was the driver of the car and that the girl was forced into the vehicle by two males.It was alleged there was a struggle and witnesses heard screams.The car sped off but was followed by witnesses while gardai were contacted and intercepted the car on the M1 in Dublin.The teen who has been refused bail has an address in England and his parents listened to the proceedings with the help of an interpreter.His co-defendant, another 17-year-old boy, is on bail and has an address in Ireland.The youths cannot be named because they are minors and have not yet entered pleas to their charges.The court has heard the girl now wants to withdraw her complaint. However, in the public interest, the DPP wants the case to proceed.Comments have been closed as this case is before the courts.Read: ‘She died alone and unaided’: Woman jailed for killing her cousinRead: Two Irishmen to face court in Amsterdam today on gun charges Children’s Court in Dublin. Short URL Children’s Court in Dublin. Image: Niall Carson PA Archive/PA Images Share47 Tweet Email center_img Thursday 9 Feb 2017, 5:46 PM Image: Niall Carson PA Archive/PA Images Feb 9th 2017, 5:46 PM By Tom Tuite 35,188 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Geek Deals Roundup 55inch Samsung 4K for 580 with 225 Gift Card

first_imgOn the lookout for a great bargain on a 4K TV? Right now, Dell is selling a 55-inch Samsung model for just $580 – a $220 savings off the sticker price. On top of that, you’ll get a $225 eGift card for the Dell store. 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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Jan. 23 (JIS): A Bill which seeks to decriminalise ganja for medicinal, religious, and private/personal use was tabled in the Senate today (January 23).The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015, was laid on the table by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding.The amendments will make the possession of small quantities of ganja, amounting to two ounces or less, a non-arrestable but ticketable infraction, attracting a fine payable outside of the court, but not resulting in the possessor attaining a criminal record.However, failure to pay the monetary penalty will be deemed a minor offence punishable in the Petty Sessions Court by an order for community service.The legislation prohibits the smoking of ganja in public spaces, subject to specified exemptions.Proposed changes to the Act will also facilitate ganja being used for therapeutic purposes, as prescribed by a registered practitioner, or for scientific research conducted by an accredited tertiary institution or otherwise approved by the Scientific Research Council (SRC).The changes will enable the use of ganja in religious engagements by stakeholders, such as Rastafarians.The Bill also makes provisions for the creation of a Cannabis Licensing Authority to regulate the proposed hemp and medicinal ganja industry in Jamaica. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Consultation on Gaming Policy 2015 Recommended for you Police execute search warrants and get Ganja; questioning man in cutlass crooks case Related Items:bill, dangerous rugs act, ganja, petty session court, scientific research council PM Tables Sexual Harassment Billlast_img read more

BAC Mono R improves on an alreadywild track toy

first_img Exotic Cars Performance Cars 10:08 More From Roadshow 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive: The uber-roadster 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 0 Share your voice 2020 Lotus Evora GT first drive: A reminder to drive Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageIt doesn’t look like it’s legal to drive on public roads, but that’s half the fun of it. BAC The BAC Mono is part of a weird corner of the automotive industry that makes race cars legal enough to be driven on the road. It’s an absolutely wild car, and now, at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, there’s a new one that’s even more bonkers than the car that preceded it.BAC on Thursday unveiled the new Mono R, heralding the second generation of the company’s road-legal track toy. It’s lighter than before, but it’s also more powerful than before, which means its performance should easily trounce its forebear. The whole package weighs just 1,224 pounds in its R form, which is ridiculously light and also some 55 pounds lighter than the standard Mono. All that weight savings comes from a confluence of lightweight parts, including a magnesium chassis, magnesium transmission parts, carbon-ceramic brakes, a titanium exhaust system, lighter AP Racing brakes and a carbon fiber floor. The body panels are also made of carbon fiber. BAC Mono R unveiled at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed BAC Mono R is somehow more hardcore than before 30 Photos Post a comment Tags Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Speaking of the body panels, the new Mono doesn’t look too different compared to its predecessor, sporting the same wildly styled look that’s more at home on a racing circuit than your local village road. But BAC has paid extra attention to the aerodynamics, growing wider side pods while improving the efficiency of its rear wing. LED headlights up front keep things nice and bright, because when you’re going that fast, you need all the help you can get. (Maybe save the high-speed antics for the daytime.)Under the body is a 2.5-liter I4 producing about 340 horsepower, about 35 more than the standard Mono. That extra power comes from a larger cylinder bore, a shorter crankshaft stroke, a new air intake, revised throttle bodies and a tweaked cylinder head. It should be even better to drive, too, thanks to revised suspension geometry that reduces body movements under braking and a gas tank that helps lower the center of gravity closer to the core of the planet.If you’re looking at this and thinking, “Man, I need one,” I hate to say it but you’re out of luck. Only 30 BAC Mono R models will be built, and all of them were offered to existing Mono owners around the world, so they’re now sold out. Better luck next time?last_img read more