JFL 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 Facebook
APTN 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.email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org/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
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.”
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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.
We 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. 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.” 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 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.” 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.” 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 This man believes one of the London Bridge attackers was his neighbour: 11:51AMPolice chiefs in Dublin are ‘providing every assistance’ 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. London Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, center left, and the Mayor of London Sadiq KhanCredit:AP Photo/Alastair Grant 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. 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 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’ 8:59AM’The first bang was nothing like I’d heard before’ 10:16AMThe ‘Jihadi next door’ 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. 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 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 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. 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 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 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. 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 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’ “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’
“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 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.
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.”
Google 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)
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 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 article
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Facebook 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 Bill
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?
1 Personal care Now playing: Watch this: How to choose the right sunscreen Sunscreen is a contentious product because there’s often a lot of disagreement on which sunscreen chemicals are safe, what SPF is appropriate and whether sunscreen harms coral reefs or not. Here’s what you should know about sunscreen in 2019: 1. Everyone should wear sunscreen, regardless of your skin color, because anyone can get skin cancer. 2. Sunscreen protects against both UV damage and wrinkles. 3. Both chemical and physical sunscreens are considered effective and safe. Chemical sunscreens contain active ingredients such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, octisalate, and octocrylene that absorb UV radiation. 4. Physical sunscreens — with zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or both as active ingredients — are good for those with sensitive skin and acne-prone skin, and new formulas are much easier to blend than earlier, chalky versions. 5. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using broad-spectrum protection with SPF 30 sunscreen, which blocks UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays speeds up the aging process of skin cells and promote wrinkles, while UVB rays damage skin cells, cause sunburns and are believed to cause skin cancer. 6. No sunscreen can block 100% of UV rays. SPF 30 sunscreens block 97% of UVB rays, and at SPFs above that, the increased protection is negligible. 7. All sunscreens, regardless of SPF, rub off or break down on your skin in the course of 2 hours — even faster if you’re swimming or sweating. 8. The state of Hawaii; Key West, Florida; and a few island nations have banned sunscreens with oxybenzone because a scientific study found that it can kill coral. Currently, none of these bans are in effect — the two in the US start in 2021. Some companies are selling “reef-safe” sunscreens that abide by the ban. These products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. The prices are accurate as of publishing time, but may change. The best sunscreens for 2019 Hawaiian Tropic Best everyday body sunscreen Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 This is the sunscreen I currently have and use because it feels lightweight and rubs in easily. It’s like putting on lotion, and it moisturizes like lotion because it has shea butter. Be forewarned this has a subtle shimmer to it, so you’ll look ever-so-slightly glittery. $7.92 at AmazonHate any and all glitter? Try Banana Boat’s Sun Comfort Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 50, $10.06 at Amazon) for a similar hydrating option. Best sunscreen for kids Neutrogena Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Spray Kids rarely want to sit still long enough for you to apply (and reapply) sunscreen. But this formula goes on quickly and is meant to work on wet skin. The spray cuts through water to adhere to skin, so your kids stay protected even as they spend all day getting in and out of the pool. $10.50 for two at Amazon Supergoop Best facial sunscreen Supergoop Smooth and Poreless Matte Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 If you have ever struggled to rub in the white cast left behind by mineral sunscreens, only to end up looking like a ghost, this is your new sunscreen. In recent years, Supergoop has been cranking out new formulas for any need — like powder sunscreen you can swipe on over your makeup during the day — great for oily skin! — or a sunscreen oil that holds in moisture on your skin. I picked up the brand’s Smooth and Poreless at Sephora on a whim, and it’s what I currently use on my face. Of any facial sunscreen I’ve used, I’ve loved this the most because it feels like a primer and blurs my pores. It’s not definitely not cheap, but it’s worth the cost for me. For a cheaper facial sunscreen, check out the Asian sunscreen pick below. $38 at Sephora Best facial sunscreen for sensitive skin EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 EltaMD This EltaMD sunscreen is well-loved because despite the fact that it uses zinc oxide, it goes on clear and blends into your skin without leaving a white cast. I’ve tried it firsthand and it glides on so well, you don’t feel like you’re wearing sunscreen. Just be careful when shopping to make sure you buy it directly from Amazon, not a third-party seller, because there are Amazon shoppers who’ve reported receiving counterfeit products. (Shown is the SPF 40 version, but I’ve linked to the SPF 46 version.) $28 at Amazon Best sunscreen for babies Blue Lizard Australian Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+ Blue Lizard Doctors recommend that you limit your baby’s sun exposure with hats, clothing and shade and that you not use sunscreen on infants under six months. Once they reach the six-month milestone, you can use sunscreen, but stick to formulas that are free of dyes and scents and that use minerals (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) for sun protection. This Blue Lizard formula checks all of those boxes and the bottle turns pink in the sun, to give you a nudge to reapply. $14.98 at Amazon Best sport sunscreen Neutrogena Neutrogena Beach Defense (Spray, Lotion or Stick) Sport and water-resistant sunscreens can feel thick and greasy, but I like Neutrogena’s Beach Defense line because it’s more lightweight, water resistant for up to 80 minutes and smells like a tropical beverage. The spray is easy to apply, is water- and sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes and comes in SPF 70. If you want or need something without a scent, try Banana Boat’s Simply Protect Sports sunscreen, which doesn’t have any added fragrance. $8.79 at Amazon for the spray Best Asian sunscreen Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF 50 Biore Okay, if you are a skin care nerd like I am, prepare to fall down the Asian sunscreen rabbit hole. South Korean and Japanese skin care brands have become well known for sunscreens that use different chemicals than what’s approved by the FDA in order to provide superior protection. One of the most wildly popular Asian sunscreens is Biore’s, which is a thin, light formula that blends in easily. While you can’t find it in US stores — because of the FDA — they are readily available on Amazon and other retailers, like YesStyle. Just know that these products will ship from Asia, and have to go through customs, so they will almost certainly not arrive within the two-day Prime window. $12.58 at AmazonAnother great option is the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++ ($12.86) because it applies like a lightweight moisturizer and provides hydration too. If you have sensitive skin, give this formula a try. Share your voice 5:36 Sina Schuldt/picture alliance via Getty Images Any doctor will tell you that sunscreen is the secret to great skin. Not only does sunscreen help prevent skin cancer, it also stops the sun’s rays from breaking down the collagen in your skin, which leads to wrinkles and sagging. More than ever before, companies have finally started making sunscreens that you’ll actually want to use. I’m talking facial sunscreens that apply and blend like makeup primer, spray sunscreens you can reapply to your kids right after they jump out of the pool and lightweight lotions you’ll reach for every day. There are now so many brands and great options that finding the best sunscreens available is a big task. The list below scratches the surface, highlighting some of the best-selling sunscreens on Amazon, plus a few formulas that make sunscreen much more palatable to wear. Read more: La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV, Shade, Sunburn Alert: How to measure your sun exposure when you’re outside Tags Comment I got my face professionally scanned for wrinkles and…
More From Roadshow 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Car Culture Car Games and Apps Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Now playing: Watch this: 68 Photos 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Share your voice The Ford GT MkII shows what a race car can be when you… Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Tags Gamescom Ford 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive: A standout track star Esports Ford,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Tags 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 71 Photos 12 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 81 Photos 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 52 Photos 26 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 63 Photos 69 Photos 18 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Car Industry Comment 10 Photos 4:41 49 Photos Team Fordzilla is looking for star video game drivers in Europe. Ford The annual Gamescom video game conference in Germany isn’t just about gaming. Ford Europe took the opportunity to announce it wants to be more involved in the virtual world, launching its Fordzilla esports racing team at the conference. The team will focus on “highest level” of racing on the virtual stage and recruitment began this week at Gamescom. The automaker plans to recruit national teams for France, Germany, the UK and Spain. From there, Ford will create a European team with a star player from each country.While Fordzilla will likely tackle multiple racing games in the future, the team will begin with a presence in “Forza Motorsport 7,” the latest driving simulator game for the Xbox One console. Ford has a good relationship with Turn 10, the studio behind the Forza Motorsport franchise. It worked with Turn 10 to make the second-generation Ford GT the “Forza Motorsport 6” cover car back in 2015.Like other companies that are increasingly turning to the virtual sport, Ford eyes a piece of the growing revenue stream esports brings in. According to data Ford cited, esports is expected to generate over $1 billion in revenue this year — a 26.7% jump over 2018. The automaker also said the synergies between gaming and future mobility solutions intrigues the company.Ford isn’t alone in esports involvement. Earlier this month, Honda expanded its involvement to become the official partner of the Riot Games League of Legends Championship Series. The Japanese automaker also serves as the official partner of Team Liquid in the series. Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio. 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 3 Comments More From Roadshow Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: A friendlier track animal Share your voice Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 1 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama.
Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWNT). Source: Christian Thielemann More information: Reactions of the inner surface of carbon nanotubes and nanoprotrusion processes imaged at the atomic scale, Nature Chemistry (2011), doi:10.1038/nchem.1115, Published online 14 August 2011Related: Self-assembly of a sulfur-terminated graphene nanoribbon within a single-walled carbon nanotube, Nature Materials 10, 687–692 (2011), doi:10.1038/nmat3082 , Published online 07 August 2011 Carbon nanotube structures changed by ‘attack’ from within, researchers discover (PhysOrg.com) — Historically, the interior surface of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) has not been considered to be chemically reactive. Recently, however, researchers at the University of Nottingham School of Chemistry in the UK and the Ulm University Transmission Electron Microscopy Group in Germany demonstrated sidewall (inner surface) chemical reactions when they inserted catalytically active atoms of rhenium metal (Re) into these atomically thin cylinders of carbon. These reactions formed nanometer-sized hollow protrusions in three distinct phases (sidewall deformation and rupture, open nanoprotrusion formation, and stable closed nanoprotrusion) which the researchers imaged at the atomic level – in real time at room temperature – using Aberration-Corrected High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (AC-HRTEM). Explore further Prof. Andrei N. Khlobystov conceived of the initial idea, proposed the general mechanism and wrote the original manuscript; Thomas W. Chamberlain designed the experiments, synthesized the materials and analyzed the microscopy data; Ute Kaiser contributed to the development of the experimental methodology and discussion of the results; Elena Bichoutskaia, Nicholas A. Besley and Adriano Santana performed the theoretical modeling and explained the details of the reaction mechanisms; and Johannes Biskupek analyzed the images, carried out TEM image simulations, and – with Jannik C. Meyer and Jens Leschner – recorded the AC-HRTEM images and contributed to the initial explanation of the observations.The main experimental challenge the team faced was to devise a method for delivering single atoms of catalytically active metal into very narrow carbon nanotubes with a diameter of 1.5 nm – about 80,000 times smaller than the thickness of human hair. “The presence of such metal atoms within the nanotube is important not just for investigating the chemical reactivity of the inner sidewall, but also for creating new nanostructures from the nanotube,” notes Khlobystov. The second major challenge, he adds, “was to study the delicate molecules, reactive atoms and their chemical transformation inside nanotubes in real-time at the atomic level.” To address these challenges, the team exploited the remarkable affinity of carbon nanotube with fullerenes – carbon nanostructures, which look like nanometer-sized cages and can be considered as structurally related to nanotubes. “The fullerenes are known to be attracted strongly into the nanotube cavity by van der Waals forces. We tagged each fullerene with a single atom of rhenium metal, so that each molecule brings a catalytically active metal atom into the nanotube,” Khlobystov explains. “It appears that such modified fullerenes are excellent vehicles for delivery of metal atoms into nanotubes, as they enter in nanotube spontaneously and irreversibly.”The second challenge, he continues, was solved by the researchers in Ulm, who applied a specially designed electron microscope that utilizes low energy electrons for imaging molecules and atoms. “They have succeeded at imaging the delicate molecules with atomic resolution and, most importantly, at capturing them in action – i.e., in chemical processes within the carbon nanotube in real time.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Inside story: Chemical reactivity on the inner surface of single-walled carbon nanotubes (2011, September 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-story-chemical-reactivity-surface-single-walled.html Kaiser comments that “Our aim is use low voltage TEM – which is now possible after the introduction of hardware aberration correction by Harald Rose, Max Haider and Knut Urban – to study in detail the atom-by-atom level influence of electron-beam interacting with low-Z matter,” which is matter with a low atomic number. “To accomplish this we developed the real-time imaging and data acquisition technology to reveal carbon nanotubes and their interior in high contrast and atomic resolution. “In order to provide a comprehensive description of a possible mechanism for nanoprotrusion formation on carbon nanotube walls,” adds Bichoutskaia, “we used a multi-scale modeling approach that combined accurate quantum chemical methods with semi-empirical molecular dynamics simulations.”Going forward, there are a number of innovations that might be developed and applied to the current experimental design – for example, catalysts other than rhenium, carbon sources other than the fullerene cage wall, nanotubes produced or grown using an alternative method, nanotubes using different fullerene, or variations in the e-beam. “Our next steps include implementing catalysts and more complex molecules into carbon nanotubes,” Kaiser confirms. “We’re also working on varying the e-beam energy and detection efficiency in our Sub-Angström Low-Voltage Electron (SALVE) microscopy project at Ulm University.”Khlobystov points out that there are dozens of different metals in the Periodic Table of elements, and each of them has a distinct set of useful physicochemical properties that could be harnessed at the single-atom level. “Our method of transport and encapsulation of metals into nanotubes is quite universal, as it can be adapted for any of the transition metals, many of which have outstanding chemical, optical and magnetic properties,” he explains. “For example, introduction of photoactive atoms into carbon nanotubes, such as ruthenium or platinum, may enable initiation and control of chemical reactions within nanotubes using pulses of light, which would be more useful than an electron beam for practical applications.”Furthermore, transition metals with well-defined catalytic properties different from those of rhenium, such as palladium, platinum, rhodium, and nickel, could trigger entirely different reactions in nanotubes, leading to different products that are difficult to anticipate at this stage – but Khlobystov is confident that within the next 12 months the team will be able to tell exactly what can be achieved with other types of metals. “Even now,” he stresses, “we know that addition of non-metallic elements other, such as sulfur, into nanotubes can drastically change the course of chemical reactions inside the nanotube.” Recently, the team published a paper showing that when sulfur and carbon are present in nanotube together, we can form unique nanoribbon structures with remarkable properties.”In terms of how their research might impact the design and/or development of electronic, medical, sensor or other nanoscale devices, Khlobystov notes that since carbon nanotubes are ideal containers for molecules and atoms, “With one macroscopic dimension,” being length, “and two nanoscopic dimensions, they can serve as a bridge between the molecular and the macroscopic worlds. Magnetically active molecules embedded in nanotubes, for example, could be integrated in miniature data storage and spintronic devices, and nanotubes could be used as a capsule for delivery of medicinal molecules directly into diseased cells in human body.” Moreover, Khlobystov notes that the electronic properties of the nanotube itself, such as band gap and charge carrier concentrations and mobility, are greatly affected by interactions with the guest molecules inside the nanotube, which forms a basis for sensors and detectors. “Furthermore,” he adds, “development of nanotubes as chemical reactors is a very promising direction, as pathways and rates of chemical reactions confined in nanotubes are drastically affected by the nanotube. Chemical synthesis in nanotubes is a new way of making molecules that will enable us to make new products that are not possible to prepare otherwise. Catalysis by transition metals is essential in this context, and understanding direct reactions of metals with nanotubes is the first step.”Kaiser believes that besides chemists and physicists working on basic research, nanotechnologists devoted to topics such as energy storage, catalysis and medical drug delivery both on hard-, soft- and combined hard-soft matter will benefit from the team’s research. “New technologies in TEM control, efficiency that allows us to detect every scattered electron, and goniometer design that is not disturbed by drift issues during TEM data acquisition will strongly enhance the new applications.” (A goniometer allows a specimen to be rotated to a precise angular position.)Kaiser agrees that carbon nanotube spontaneous self-assembly and interior nanoprotrusion formation, which all may open new avenues for nanoscale molecular synthesis. She also cites the effect of confinement within carbon nanotubes as well as the newly shaped CNT with nanoprotrusions as potentially providing a new mechanism for tuning the electronic properties of graphene nanoribbons. “The spectacular rotational and translational motion of helical nanoribbons within the nanotube, she adds, “as well as the possible regular formation of nanoprotrusions may inspire the exploration and harnessing of new electromechanical effects in nanodevices.”In the short-term, Khlobystov points out, the team is rapidly expanding the range of transition metals inserted into nanotubes to broaden the scope of chemical reactions studied under conditions of extreme confinement and, at the same time, to see whether the nanotube sidewall could be engaged in further, perhaps even more spectacular chemical transformations. “So far, our experiments have been carried out on a small scale, so our process would also need to be scaled up to test and explore real applications of these materials,” he acknowledges.For Kaiser, next steps include imaging more complex structures at the present 80kV aberration-corrected TEM and at 20kV with our new SALVE prototype microscope. “We will explore the electron-beam specimen interaction further and will probably discover further surprises,” she adds.The potential for an in vivo application remains uncertain. “At the moment,” Khlobystov opines, “I can’t really see how our process can be transferred to an in vivo protocol. The conditions required to spark chemical transformations in nanotubes are still very harsh. However, if a living system would possess some sort of super-enzyme that is able to crack carbon-carbon bonds of the nanotube sidewall, in principle, we could adopt our nanoreactors for a biological system.”Kaiser admits that this is rather speculative, noting the additional limitation that in vivo atomic resolution is not obtainable today. “However,” she opines, “with our SALVE initiative a new low-voltage TEM will be finalized in two years through our collaborations with partners CEOS and Carl Zeiss, we will be a step closer to image beam-sensitive biological materials.”Khlobystov emphasizes that these exciting applications rely on a well-defined and reliable interface between the nanotube container and the contained molecules and atoms. “Because a pristine nanotube has an atomically smooth surface, the molecules shuttle randomly from one position to another within the nanotube in almost frictionless motion. Nanoprotrusions formed on nanotubes in our experiments create hollow pockets on the nanotube inner surface, which can effectively trap desired molecules and atoms in a specific location, thus giving a mechanism for controlling their positions and orientations. A greater degree of control over the dynamic behavior of encapsulated molecules is essential,” he concludes, “for successfully harnessing the full potential of their optical, magnetic and chemical properties.”
This festive season give in to your most sinful desire, as carnival chocolates brings one of the best gifting indulgences in town. Ideator Imoon Mathur launched the enterprise in 2007 and since then have managed to rope in big names.’The chocolates are available in different shapes, sizes, flavours and packing. Butterscotch and almond are among the favourites this season. And just in case you can’t make up your mind – assorted chocolates are your best pick,’ said Imoon. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A major highlight of the enterprise is its one on one interaction for personalisation of your gifts.’Choose from the right chocolate we have in stock to assist us in creating your own unique recipe, unlike any other chocolate in the world. You can even select your desired flavor and filler content for your personal batch. You will suggest us to make your chocolate. We will make your gift and pack it in wood boxes personalised with your logo and an insert explaining the uniqueness of this gift,’ he explained.So if you are on a look out for the best this season head to Carnival Chocolates. More information available on www.carnivalchocolates1.webs.com.
Kolkata: In a major revelation in connection with the ATM fraud case, the city police has come to know that the cloning of debit cards used to take place in a neighbouring country. The cloning of cards was done using details stolen from debit cards in Kolkata.The police have come to know about the information after the arrest of Adre Liviu and Cornel Constantine from Indore on Thursday.It has come to light that members of the Romanian gang used to install skimming machines in ATM counters in Kolkata. They used to remove the skimming machine after it had read details of some cards swiped at the ATM counter for any transaction. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey extracted the stored data from the skimming machines and sent the same to their counterparts in theneighbouring country to prepare the clone cards. It took them around two to two and a half months to prepare a clone card.The cards were then sent to members of the Romanian gang in Delhi and using the same, cash was withdrawn from different ATMs in Delhi.Preliminary investigation has revealed that Adre was the main person in charge of installing the skimming machines at ATM counters. Both Adre and Cornel were close associates of another Romanian national Nana, who was arrested from the Indo-Nepal border on Wednesday by Customs. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe was later handed over to Kolkata Police. The police had come to know about Adre and Cornel from Nana.The duo had realised that they would also get arrested after Nana was caught. So they were also trying to flee from the country. The car in which they were travelling was fitted with a GPS system and it enabled the police to track them with the help of Indore Police.Preliminary investigation has revealed that Nana and the duo had connection with their counterparts in the neighbouring country. A shop has also been identified in the neighbouring country, where the cloning of cards used to take place. A team comprising members of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) are in constant touch with the security agency in the neighbouring country and may visit the place to further probe the case.The arrested persons have been brought to Kolkata on Friday and they were produced before the Bankshall Court. The police suspect that there could be more people involved in the crime and officers in the SIT are trying to ascertain the same.