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Pepper Pig sends entertainment one soaring

first_img Pepper Pig sends entertainment one soaring Tuesday 27 January 2015 9:01 pm whatsapp Express KCS Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinition Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Peppa Pig, owned by Entertainment One, is on track to deliver sales growth of 100 per cent in 2015 with $1bn in retail sales the firm said yesterday. “We’re launching this year in Walmart and Target in the US and the team has been over in China and Asia doing deals in those territories, so we expect lots more growth,” chief Darren Throop told City A.M. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Tata Steel cuts 720 jobs over UK’s “cripplingly high electricity costs”, slams government for failing to tackle rises

first_img Catherine Neilan Tata Steel cuts 720 jobs over UK’s “cripplingly high electricity costs”, slams government for failing to tackle rises Thursday 16 July 2015 7:57 am Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img The government has been slammed for failing to tackle “the UK’s cripplingly high electricity costs,” which Tata Steel claim have left it no choice but to make 720 UK jobs redundant.   Most of the jobs are being cut from its steel bar-making plant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, which has been underperforming  because of electricity costs “which are more than double those of key European competitors”, it said today.  Tata Steel said it would work closely with affected staff and unions to redeploy them within the group and minimise compulsory redundancies.   Karl Koehler, chief executive of Tata Steel’s European operations, said: “Energy is one of our largest costs at our speciality and bar business and we are disadvantaged by the UK’s cripplingly high electricity costs.  “And while the UK government announced helpful measures to reduce the impact of its high energy taxes a few years ago, these measures still haven’t been introduced. “We want to play our role in reinvigorating the UK’s manufacturing industry, but increasing imports and high energy costs have further undermined the competitiveness of foundations industries. “Now is the time for government to act. Foundation industries like ours urgently need a competitive business environment and a government willing to strengthen UK manufacturing supply chains. This would ensure the UK remains an attractive place to invest. “I realise how distressing this news will be for all those affected, but I am also extremely aware of our responsibility towards the ongoing survival of this business which will continue to employ about 1,500 people in South Yorkshire.” Yesterday National Grid revealed Britain was on the brink of a winter of blackouts as the country had the tightest power supply margin in a decade. One of the measures it is planning to resolve this is to pay Tata Steel to reduce their power usage. It is thought this could force electricity costs up even higher, with the head of the Energy Manager’s Association Lord Redesdale predicting they could rise by as much as 25 per cent.  whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Steel crisislast_img read more

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News / Social climbers ‘Team Loadstar’ will attempt to reach their peak – 24 times

first_imgThe course is 31 miles long and includes Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England. All participants will need to be physically fit – with bucket-loads of stamina. Thank you! The Loadstar team (see pic) features a variety of ages and fitness levels, making it even more exciting. It comprises Arabella Tancred, managing director, (50) and her husband Ian (53), Mike Wackett, sea freight consultant (67), Gavin van Marle, managing editor (45), and Alex Whiteman, reporter, (32). Alex Lennane, publisher, (won’t say) will be supporting the team – from the nearest pub.  Seafarers UK does great work: it supports those working at sea in commercial ships and fishing fleets, and their families, with mental health issues and welfare, and it provides support to maritime youth organisations. Last year it awarded 76 grants to 56 maritime welfare charities. You only need to read stories like this to understand how important charities like this are. It is, quite frankly, going to be difficult; challenge is the right word. Our team of five has to climb 24 peaks in the Lake District, all over 2,400 feet, in 24 hours. We are looking to raise £4,000 for Seafarers UK.  We’d love you to donate – and we’ll give you something back if you do. So what would you get for your donation?center_img A shared ad on The Loadstar until the end of July, with your logo;A mention on all The Loadstar mailings about the 24-peak challenge; Some sort of corporate tax efficiency thing on charitable giving (probably);The warm glow that comes from knowing you have supported a good cause;And, of course, the unabated excitement of wondering whether all The Loadstar team will make it home alive. In July, an intrepid Loadstar team will undertake the 24-Peak Challenge on behalf of Seafarers UK, the charity which provides vital support to seafarers in need and their families.  By Alex Lennane 21/05/2019 Please help us, help them.last_img read more

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Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Is the 21st Century Cures bill in doubt over drug prices?

first_img By Ed Silverman Nov. 1, 2016 Reprints PharmalotPharmalot, Pharmalittle: Is the 21st Century Cures bill in doubt over drug prices? Tags 21st Century Cures Actdrug pricesPfizer Pfizer has ended development of its cholesterol medicine, known as bococizumab, because the treatment was losing efficacy over time in lowering LDL, or bad cholesterol. The drug, which is a PCSK9 inhibitor, also displayed a higher level of immunogenicity and higher rate of injection-site reactions than similar medicines. The company also cited the “evolving treatment and market landscape” for cholesterol drugs. The PCSK9 drugs have been off to a slow start.A former Insys sales rep accused of paying kickbacks to induce doctors to write prescriptions for fentanyl claims he has a constitutional right to continue smoking marijuana so he can remain clear-headed for his defense, Reuters tells us. Lawyers for Jeffrey Pearlman asked a federal judge to modify his bail conditions so that he can continue using marijuana that was prescribed to him by a doctor to help him kick his opioid addiction.advertisement Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Ed Silverman Top of the morning to you, and a fine one it is. A warm sun is shining here on the Pharmalot campus, where the shortest person has left for the local schoolhouse and the official mascots are snoozing contentedly on the official Pharmalot office furniture. As for us — yes, you guessed it — we are quaffing cups of stimulation as we forage for items and watch the foliage out our windows. As for you, here are the tidbits. Have a lovely day, everyone …The 21st Century Cures bill may be in doubt now that congressional Democrats are pushing for the legislation to address high drug prices, The Hill writes. A coalition of liberal groups, including the AFL-CIO, last week sent a letter to both chambers demanding action on drug prices. Until now, the legislation, which is designed to speed development of new medicines, has garnered Democratic support with added funding for medical research.Cardinal Health is the latest drug wholesaler to warn that the slowing pace of branded drug price increases, and lower generic drug pricing, was hurting financial results, the Wall Street Journal reports. The wholesaler says it faces a “very challenging” environment, as drug makers react to criticism of high prices and pharmacies shop among distributors for the best generic prices. Drug Channels looks at a similar warning from McKesson.advertisementcenter_img Alex Hogan/STAT [email protected] About the Author Reprints @Pharmalot Facebook is targeting a bigger slice of the billions of dollars the pharmaceutical industry spends each year on advertising, STAT reports. The social media site is working to build up “community pages” that bring together users who all share a particular medical condition and will also let drug makers block comments on the pages used to promote specific products.Brazil, China, India, and South Africa have asked the secretariat of the World Trade Organization to review a report on access to medicines that was released recently by the United Nations. In particular, they want the WTO to place an item on the agenda for a meeting next week to discuss the balance between intellectual property rights of the pharmaceutical industry and health needs for people in poor or low-income countries.Regeneron Pharmaceuticals was cited as the best place to work in a survey last spring of nearly 6,000 scientists by Science. The company took the top spot thanks to innovation, a commitment to being socially responsible, and a clear vision toward the future. The runner-up was Novo Nordisk, although recently announced cutbacks, due to pricing pressures on its diabetes drugs, may lead to a change in its ranking next year.High prices have kept lifesaving drugs out of reach for many people in India due to limited biosimilar competition, market dynamics, and regulatory measures that have failed to improve access, the Economic Times writes.The US Food and Drug Administration gave fast-track review status to a Novartis drug called ribociclib as a first-line treatment for postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer, Reuters says.The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence decided that Merck’s Erbitux drug for head and neck cancer is not cost-effective, PharmaTimes tells us.Celltrion is seeking European Medicines Agency approval to market its Herceptin biosimilar in Europe and plans to seek approval of the drug, called Herzuma, in the US, the Korea Times writes.last_img read more

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Fr Paddy: What lent is all about …

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste By Fr Paddy – 17th February 2018 Fr Paddy: What lent is all about … Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Rugby Lent brings with it a time of cutting back, which includes fasting and alms-giving. Lent in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with the Season of Spring.These days are  hope-filled offering us invitation to enjoy brighter mornings and longer evenings. This is a time when the colour and fragrance new life suggests to us “All will be well” Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday is a time to prepare over 40 days for the Joyful celebration of Easter.Traditional Lenten practices such as fasting and penance can only find its purpose when, at a personal level, we receive the gifts of hope and renewal.This is what Lent is all about. Lent provides an opportunity every year for each one of to grow and become more fully human. I’m greatly enthused regarding our Lenten Mission Which will be led by Sr. Briege McKenna from Sunday March 18th-Thursday 22nd.Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C.was born in Ireland and entered the Sisters of St. Clare at the age of fifteen. Twitter Do you believe in miracles? Sister Briege McKenna does. For over 25 years, since she was healed of crippling arthritis, Sister Briege has ministered hope and healing to countless people all over the world, from huge rallies in Latin America to retreats in Korea. Miracles Do Happen tells the story of Sister Briege’s encounter with the healing power of God.It also shares her insights about faith, the power of the Eucharist and the importance of prayer. Most of all, it points the way to a closer relationship with Jesus, greater knowledge of his love, and deeper faith in his power to do the impossible.PrivilegeIt is with a great sense of privilege and expectation that From Sunday March 18th- Thursday March 22nd Sr Bridge will lead our Parish Lenten Mission.This is a going to be a time of great anointing for our Parish, a time of grace and spiritual renewal. Each Day  MonSr. Bridge will lead  and reflect aloud on the “Power Of Prayer” in all our lives.We live in volatile world often where negativity can prevail. We all carry a sense of vulnerability within us and we  warmly welcome Gods healing friendship in our lives. Healing is a sacred gift, a free and gratuitous blessing where during these days of mission Miracles in Gods grace will happen. Pease join in this wonderful parish mission.A Prayer for Healing …O Jesus, we believe in you, we hope in you, and we love you.Strengthen our faith, renew our hope and love, and grant our prayers.Touch with your healing love, O Lord, all who feel the hurt of life’s wounds.Long ago, when people prayed to you for healing,you listened to them, blessed themand answered their prayer.Heal us now of our sinfulness andof the hatred that divides us.Take away our hardness of heart.Open our eyes which are often blind to the needs of others.Remove our selfishness and our greed.Give us self-control at all times,and fill our hearts with your eternal love.O Jesus, we ask you now to heal and bless us,and fill us with your peace.Amen.Fr Paddy ByrneSEE ALSO – Fr Paddy: Ash Wednesday is for lovers TAGSFr Paddy ByrnePortlaoise Parish Mission Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Community Previous articleFirst ever Football For All tournament set for PortlaoiseNext articleIn Pictures: Lots of style at the Laois Junior Hunt Ball Fr PaddyFr Paddy is a curate in the hugely vibrant Portlaoise Parish. From Carlow town, he was educated in Carlow CBS and studied Business and Politics in Trinity College Dublin before training to be a priest in Carlow College.He is the youngest priest in the Kildare & Leighlin diocese and writes for a number of media outlets. He has almost 14,000 followers on Twitter. Following her final vows and after suffering for more than three years with rheumatoid arthritis, she was transferred to her community in Tampa, Florida with the hope that the Florida sunshine would relieve her suffering.At the age of twenty-four, she was miraculously and instantaneously healed during the celebration of the Eucharist and some time later received, in prayer, the gift of healing for which she has become so widely known.In 1974, again during prayer, she was given a deep spiritual insight into the call to priesthood. Since then, bishops and priests in many parts of the world have invited her to speak and minister at their retreats and conferences. Her book, “Miracles Do Happen” has been translated into many languages through out the world. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Council Facebook Home Columnists Fr Paddy: What lent is all about … ColumnistsLifestylelast_img read more

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Greens call for Government to investigate establishing publicly owned search engine

first_imgGreens call for Government to investigate establishing publicly owned search engine The Australian Greens MPsFollowing threats from Google to withdraw services from Australia, the Greens have called on the Morrison Government to investigate the establishment of a publicly owned search engine.“Google’s threat to shut down their search services if they don’t get the laws they want shows that the corporate giant has far too much power – not just over the market but across the community,” Greens spokesperson for Media and Communications Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.“The government needs a plan for how Australians will continue to be able to access essential information online if Google Search were to be taken offline. We need an independent search engine that is run in the public interest not for the profit of a corporate giant.“Google’s threat to leave Australia shows we cannot be reliant on corporations to provide essential services such as access to information online. This is an opportunity for the government to investigate setting up a publicly owned search engine that could be the gateway to the internet for Australians. It would mean Australians can search the internet with the peace of mind that their data is not being sold off to advertisers and corporations.“The internet is an essential service for most Australians. Currently, access to the internet is controlled by a small number of very powerful corporations. We should not seek out another foreign giant to fill the gap of Google, whether it’s Microsoft or anyone else, as they will still profit off the data of Australians and be beholden to shareholder interests. A publicly owned and independent search engine would be an important step forward in restoring a free and open internet.“A publicly owned search engine that is accountable to the public and not shareholders would be able to be set up with global best practice data privacy standards to ensure users own their own data and have control over what data is collected on them and how it is used.“Like the ABC, a public search engine should be independent of the government of the day and be there to provide access to information for all Australians.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, engine, Google, Government, investigation, Morrison, Morrison Governmentlast_img read more

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Arrest of Journalist in Belarus

first_imgStatement by President Joe Biden on Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Arrest of Journalist in Belarus The White HouseBelarus’s forced diversion of a commercial Ryanair flight, traveling between two member states of the European Union, and subsequent removal and arrest of Raman Pratasevich, a Belarusian journalist traveling abroad, are a direct affront to international norms. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms both the diversion of the plane and the subsequent removal and arrest of Mr. Pratasevich. This outrageous incident and the video Mr. Pratasevich appears to have made under duress are shameful assaults on both political dissent and the freedom of the press. The United States joins countries around the world in calling for his release, as well as for the release of the hundreds of political prisoners who are being unjustly detained by the Lukashenka regime.I join the many calls for an international investigation to ascertain the complete facts of the case. I welcome the news that the European Union has called for targeted economic sanctions and other measures, and have asked my team to develop appropriate options to hold accountable those responsible, in close coordination with the European Union, other allies and partners, and international organizations.For months, the Belarusian people have made their voices heard-demanding democracy, respect for human rights, and the preservation of fundamental freedoms. I applaud the courage and determination of Belarusians fighting for basic rights, including journalists like Raman Pratasevich and opposition leaders like Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and her husband, Syarhey Tsikhanouski. The United States will continue to stand with the people of Belarus in their struggle. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:arrest, Belarus, Democracy, Europe, european, European Union, Government, Human, Human Rights, incident, investigation, President, prisoners, sanctions, United States, video, White House, worldlast_img read more

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Chrysler Pacifica recall follows months of engine stalls

first_img RELATED TAGSChryslerPacificaMinivanNews Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall notice on their 2017 Pacifica minivans after months of mounting pressure from owners, the Center for Auto Safety in Washington D.C., and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). All non-hybrid Pacificas, model year 2017, are included in the recall, including 153,859 in the U.S. and 7,457 units in Canada. All the vehicles were made in Windsor, Ontario.The recall says: “An investigation by FCA US has discovered that under a rare set of conditions, a vehicle’s engine control module (ECM) may incorrectly assess the engine’s operating status. If this occurs, the engine may stall.”The recall notice also states that “[m]ost such events known to FCA US reportedly occurred at idle or while starting, turning, or driving at low, steady speeds. Further, most were singular events that occurred over thousands of miles of travel, and customers were able to restart their vehicles immediately afterward.” ‹ Previous Next › If you own one of these vehicles, you need this recall performed whether you’ve had issues or not.  COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement How It Works: Vehicle recall noticesThe notice is right in pointing out the rarity and randomness of the stalling incidents, but it is that situation that has left some Pacifica owners at loose ends. Dealers have been unable to duplicate the problem, which also hasn’t come up on on-board diagnostic codes from the vehicles, and fixes up until this point consisted of best-guessing. But according to some owners, some of the stalling issues happened with low mileage on their vans, and in other cases the stall happens at highway speeds, which is even more dangerous considering that, when the engine fails, the driver loses all power steering and braking.Adam Cohen, a Washington, D.C. attorney, was no longer driving his Pacifica when I spoke to him in late November, when at which point it had stalled twice while his wife was driving it. “A corporate case manager (with FCA) told me this was the first they’d heard of the problem,” he says. “Yet at this point, there were 40 cases of it documented on the NHTSA website.” It took months, but Cohen managed a buyback of his van, as did several other owners.Cohen leads the petition filed by the Center for Auto Safety for the recall, though a class action lawsuit has been filed in California in January of this year that “includes all U.S. residents who purchased or leased 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivans equipped with 3.6-liter V6 engines and 9-speed 948TE automatic transmissions.” While the lawsuit alleges FCA has “no idea” how to fix the problem, most owners are awaiting the proposed fix, promised to be here by April.According to Cohen, “As we highlighted in our petition, there were owners who experienced the failure six times in the first 2,000 miles and others who did not experience it until after driving 11,000 miles.”Sid Patel is a physician in Menlo Park, California. As he told the New York Times in November, his new vehicle shut off at 70 mph near San Francisco.  “I had no electrical power, no power steering.” As the minivan slowed to a crawl and other cars whizzed by, he edged over to get to the shoulder on the right. A semi truck was coming, and the driver laid on the horn and swerved out and it “barely missed me.”Erica Gentner owns a Pacifica Touring she and her husband bought in September, 2016; it stalled in a parking lot when they’d had it three months, then it stalled again and she starting contacting Chrysler, but got nowhere. She lives in San Diego with three kids under 5; a trip to her parents in Ohio turned into a nightmare, with the van ending up with a dealer there for three weeks as they found nothing – the same as on every other van associated with this petition.Another stall, another dealer, and Gentner’s husband burning all his leave time from the military as Erica fought for loaner vehicles to get around for the weeks at a time that dealerships found nothing wrong. In the office of one of those dealers, a spokesman for Chrysler Corporate hung up on her, saying “What do you want us to do?”“The fifth time [it stalled] was on the Pennsylvania turnpike,” she says. “We somehow got it off the roadway and into a construction zone, and had it towed to yet another dealer.” After another all-clear, it stalled twice within a mile of the dealer. They finally replaced a camshaft sensor and shipped the van back to San Diego. Erica is scared to drive her kids in it.The recall by FCA is a welcome one, but while it includes all non-hybrid 2017 Pacificas, there are several reported cases with NHTSA of 2018 models doing the same thing.George Iny, president of the Automobile Protection Association (APA) in Canada, notes there have been two reported incidents to Transport Canada thus far, and that “Canadians benefit from the more robust environment in the U.S. around vehicle safety. In situations like this, vehicle and regulatory harmonization worked in our favour.” When contacted, FCA Canada sent over the same news of the Pacifica recall that we received from FCA in America. Canada needs to develop a tougher independent stance on any manufacturer that drags its feet on safety issues. Jason Levine at the Center for Auto Safety is a little more pointed: “As for the Pacifica – probably the best thing to be said is that the recall was a result of a petition from the Center for Auto Safety to NHTSA in late November – which was a result of Chrysler customers not receiving satisfaction when they brought stalling, brand new, minivans into the dealer.” See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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CU-Boulder music graduates bring music education to the heart of Afghanistan

first_imgLittle more than a decade before Joel Schut arrived for a two-month teaching project at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, music was banned in the war-torn central Asian nation.From 1992 to 2001, the ruling Taliban prohibited the playing of music and actively destroyed thousands of instruments. An entire generation of Afghans was not allowed to take part in the act of creating music.Officially, that is.“It doesn’t mean that music wasn’t being played,” says Schut, 27, who graduated from the CU-Boulder College of Music in 2012 with a master’s degree in orchestral conducting. “It was just being done behind closed doors.”In a nation that has been wracked by war, coups and invasion for the last 40 years — indeed, for millennia — the fact that there is a mixed-gender music academy for children in Kabul indicates how swiftly things can change. “It was a privilege to be a part of some good news in a country that too often needs it” says Schut who recently returned to the US. “While I went as an educator, I received a deep education through the stories, music, and lives of wonderful students and welcoming people.”Schut traveled to Afghanistan this summer to fill in for William Harvey, who teaches viola and violin and conducts the Afghan Youth Orchestra, while he took a short sabbatical. The orchestra performs original arrangements that fuse Western and traditional Afghan music, playing everything from violins and piano to the sitar and rubab. “As a conductor, educator, and violinist, it was incredible to be a part of pedagogy and music in a different environment.”Read the whole story on the College of Music website. Published: Aug. 13, 2013 Categories:AcademicsArts & HumanitiesCampus CommunityNews Headlinescenter_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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CU-Boulder’s recreation center expansion opens Jan. 10

first_img Published: Jan. 9, 2014 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado Boulder’s expansion of the Student Recreation Center, a project initiated by students, opens on Friday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m. The southwest addition, the second and largest phase of the project, is located just north of the Ramaley Biology Building and east of Sewall Hall and will provide an additional 83,000 square feet of indoor recreational space.The portions opening this month include a three-level weight and cardio area; three new wood floor all-purpose indoor courts for basketball, volleyball and badminton; a climbing wall and bouldering area; three fitness studios; wellness suites; new locker rooms and a spacious entrance and lobby.“Recreation facilities have always been extremely popular among CU-Boulder students and over the years we found that our current facilities were not keeping up with the demand,” said Chris Schaefbauer , CU Student Government tri-executive. “In surveys of our peers we found CU students participate in recreational activities at a rate higher than the national average, but that our indoor recreation and fitness space per student was lower than the national average.”The new ice rink opened in November and the Rental and Resource Center, which will rent camping and outdoor equipment, opens in mid-February. The final phase of the project, which consists of an indoor turf field, tennis courts, outdoor pool and the renovation of the existing basketball courts, is on track for completion in April.The $63.5 million project was funded through the sale of bonds to be repaid through student fees collected over a 25-year period. In April 2011, the CU-Boulder student body voted to support the expansion and renovation of the Recreation Center. Nearly 37 percent of eligible student voters participated in the election, the largest ever student turnout, and over 70 percent  voted “yes” to increase student fees in support of the expansion and renovation.“With this state-of-the-art addition and the significant improvements to the Recreation Center, the students and the campus community will indeed have a remarkable facility at their disposal,” said Gary Chadwick, interim director of recreation facilities. “This is certainly an exciting time for the Recreation Services staff, who are anxious to begin offering the students the numerous opportunities that this center provides.”Students will have 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, a lower-level strength area, several additional cardiovascular and stretching spaces, and a “cardio equipment green zone” that captures user energy produced during exercises to feed back into the power grid and offset some power consumption within the facility.A 4,000-square-foot-climbing wall built by Eldorado Designs contains areas for bouldering, lead climbing and top-rope climbing. The lead and top-rope areas reach up to 38 feet. The beginner to advanced bouldering terrain reaches a maximum height of 14 feet. The northeast corner consists of shot rock and is designed as an educational area for anchor building, lead climbing and multi-pitch climbing along with gear anchor building.Three additional multipurpose fitness studios and a mind-body studio will provide members many opportunities to participate in fitness, mind-body, martial arts, Pilates reformer and dance classes. The Wellness Suite will provide fitness assessments, nutrition clinics, personal training consultations, and the muscular skeletal clinic. The Wellness Suite also will serve to support student success in living a healthy, balanced lifestyle.The campus community is invited to attend “Reconnect with the Rec” Jan. 21-24. CU-Boulder faculty and staff members are invited to use the facility for free during this time. The event will provide the opportunity to experience and learn more about the southwest addition. Festivities at this free event will include personal trainers and equipment vendors on site, group exercise demonstrations, facility tours, climbing wall competitions, giveaways, snacks and more. For a full schedule of events go to www.colorado.edu/recreation.Contact: Malinda Miller-Huey, CU media relations, 303-492-3115 Chris Schaefbauer, CU Student Government tri-executive, 760-464-4429 Categories:AthleticsCampus Communitycenter_img “With this state-of-the-art addition and the significant improvements to the Recreation Center, the students and the campus community will indeed have a remarkable facility at their disposal,” said Gary Chadwick, interim director of recreation facilities. “This is certainly an exciting time for the Recreation Services staff, who are anxious to begin offering the students the numerous opportunities that this center provides.” The newly remodeled climbing wall in the Recreation Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. 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Ultimate Cage Wars at Majestic Valley Arena

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Will Big Medicine Hammond is coming back to Kalispell and if the town’s as good to him as it’s been in the past, he figures he’ll keep coming back. Hammond is a mixed-martial arts promoter with White Buffalo Warriors out of Washington. He has organized several MMA fights in Kalispell before, but not since 2006. Those past events drew large crowds and featured top-notch fighters, he said. Hammond is hoping for the same kind of response when he returns to Kalispell with Ultimate Cage Wars at the Majestic Valley Arena on June 25. Doors open at 6 p.m. and fights begin at 7:30 p.m. “The event in 2003 at the Majestic Valley Arena, most people don’t realize it but the fighters in the ring, most of them went on to fight in big UFC events,” Hammond said. “It was underground – nobody really knew about it but it ended up being kind of a big event.” The last time Hammond participated in a Kalispell event at the Majestic Valley Arena, he said 1,800 people were in the crowd. He said if he gets at least 1,200 this time he will plan future Kalispell events. “If the butts are in the seats – and it looks like the butts are going to be in the seats – we intend to immediately announce another show,” he said. As of late last week, 11 fights were already set and Hammond was working on finalizing two more, including a women’s bout. The evening will feature three professional fighters from Montana fighting three professional opponents from Washington. Many of the amateur fights will also pit Montana versus Washington. Both Hammond and Travis Davison, owner of Straight Blast Gym in Kalispell, say the evening is good for Montana fighters who often face the same opponents over and over again within the state. Davison has three fighters from his gym participating, including professional Zach Dickson. Duran Flaget is fighting in an amateur title bout and Jarrett Smith of Columbia Falls is making his debut. Straight Blast Gym is a ticket outlet for the event. “It will be a good opportunity for our guys,” Davison said. Michael Hader, a former wrestling and football star at Columbia Falls High School, will be fighting against Bradley Prather of Yakima, Wash., in a 155-pound amateur title fight. Hader was a fan favorite at a Kalispell Kombat event in 2009. Hammond said there are a number of American Indians participating, including one in each of the professional fights, including Hammond. Hammond, 40, is Salish and from St. Ignatius on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Across the board, Hammond is happy with the scheduled matchups. “I hate mismatches and I don’t think I have any,” he said. Based on the enthusiasm the Flathead has shown in the past, Hammond anticipates he’ll hit his seating goal, which means there should be more Ultimate Cage Wars in the future. “We would like this program to perpetuate itself,” he said. “I would love to do it two or three times a year in Kalispell.” Tickets, which start out at $20 for presale purchases, can be found at Straight Blast Gym at 30 Fourth St. in Kalispell or by calling Davison at (406) 250-2380. Tickets are also available at Majestic Valley Arena. For more information, visit www.whitebuffalowarriors.net. last_img read more

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UK cabinet reach agreement on key Brexit plan proposals

first_img UK cabinet reach agreement on key Brexit plan proposals Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – July 7, 2018 WhatsApp Previous articleFormer Foyle College building destroyed by overnight fireNext articleDDF Irish Open 3rd Round is underway News Highland Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Google+ The creation of a new UK-European Union free trade area is one of the key proposals in the British Government’s Brexit plan.Theresa May’s cabinet reached the agreement at Chequers last night.It means Britain will remain in line with the European Union on rules for all goods – including industrial items and agricultural products.Mrs. May claims the plan also meets Britain’s commitments on the Irish border:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MayBrexitWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebooklast_img read more

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Almost 2,500 Covid tests carried out in Donegal in past week

first_img Almost 2,500 Covid tests carried out in Donegal in past week WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Google+ Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Almost 2,500 Covid-19 tests have been carried out in Donegal in the past week.At the recent sitting of the Regional Health Forum West, Councillor Gerry McMonagle raised concern that the health service in the county may not have the capacity to meet current demand and that there may be an issue with the availability of testing kits.In the week from September 14th to September 20th 2,375 tests were conducted in Donegal.Frank Morrison, Head of Social Care, CHO, Area 1 in responding to Councillor McMonagle confirmed that there is no shortage of testing kits but admitted the service is under pressure:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/fmorrison1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Previous articleDonegal in danger of moving to level three restrictionsNext articleNew lockdown restrictions for North a “wake up call” News Highland Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – September 23, 2020 Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Housing venture pieces together affordability plan for de Blasio

first_imgShare via Shortlink Greystone Capital Advisors’ Drew Fletcher and Lappin Associates’ Michael LappinTwo firms are offering New York City a solution to a slew of affordable housing issues.To make it work, Greystone and Lappin Associates need a property-tax break for rent-regulated housing.Their plan would address two controversial elements of the rent-stabilization law passed last year: its severe limits on regulated rent increases to pay for improvements, and its elimination of means-testing, which lets even the wealthiest New Yorkers lease rent-stabilized units.Greystone and Lappin hope to find Mayor Bill de Blasio receptive in the wake of his reluctantly cutting capital funding for about 21,000 affordable apartments, jeopardizing his goal of building or financing 300,000 such units.In exchange for tax breaks on rent-stabilized housing, the developers would ink long-term agreements to restrict the income of incoming tenants. That would qualify those units to count toward de Blasio’s numerical target.The city’s nearly 1 million rent-regulated apartments need work — and the city should make it happen, Lappin Associates founder Mike Lappin argued.“The new rent law makes it very difficult to get money into buildings that need repairs,” said Lappin. “We don’t know the extent of the deterioration, but the fact is, these older buildings need a fair amount of care, and they need it consistently.”By adding some rent-regulated properties to the mayor’s affordable-unit tally, the Lappin-Greystone proposal could also be one of the few remaining pathways for the mayor to reach his targets. The income restriction would qualify the units for more favorable financing through government-sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Business plans that depended on renovating apartments to raise rents are now “upside down,” explained Drew Fletcher, president of Greystone Capital Advisors. Those landlords now need to refinance expensive debt in a less lenient lending environment. Fletcher hopes Greystone can fill the void with low-cost, senior, first-mortgage financing for assets with a federal loan guarantee — when combined with a city tax benefit.“This housing stock is critical to New York City,” said Fletcher. “These apartments should be treated as if they are ‘capital A’ affordable properties — and if they were, we’d be able to take advantage of attractive underwriting criteria.”His firm, which is one of the largest private multifamily lenders in the country, is already having “high-level conversations” with Fannie and Freddie to develop underwriting criteria, Fletcher said.The proposal sounds like a lifeline for multifamily landlords who were still in shock over last year’s rent law change when the pandemic triggered a huge drop in rent collection. But the joint venture is also counting on at least some help from the city.Privately, however, few affordable housing industry insiders believe the administration has any intention of hitting its numbers, which have a deadline of 2026 — five years after the mayor must leave office.“They’re not going to make the targets, which they admitted by cutting 40 percent of the capital budget,” said one affordable housing executive. “Further constraining the revenues by extending more tax breaks to other housing stock may be tough for the city.”Some champions of last year’s rent law are skeptical of the call to dedicate city resources to private landlords.“What is maybe worth noting is that the landlords who are in the worst straits now likely refinanced a few years ago in order to do renovations, because that was the path to getting the buildings out of rent stabilization,” said Laura Wolf-Powers, an associate professor of urban planning at CUNY Hunter College. “So it’s particularly rich for them to be saying they need federal loan guarantees and city tax relief for renovations now.”The mayor might also see little upside to layering an affordability agreement on top of rent stabilization’s regulatory framework, which already provides de facto affordable housing.Unlike with the 5,000 Stuyvesant Town apartments protected from market-rate rents for 20 years under a 2016 agreement, deregulation isn’t on the table for rent-stabilized units. That means the city could make other demands, such as income restriction in those apartments, said Matthew Murphy, executive director of the Furman Center. And it probably wouldn’t have to pay as much for such agreements as it would have before.“The city now has leverage it didn’t have before,” said Murphy. “If you compared a deal like this to [one] prior to the rent-law changes, the city would have paid more to keep those units affordable and deregulated.”Murphy described the need for renovations as compelling. Even when regulated rents could be raised significantly to pay for improvements, the condition of rent-regulated apartments was worse than their market-rate counterparts. Now both unsophisticated smaller landlords and large corporate entities need to make renovations — and are on the hook for the bill.“This all kind of comes down to the question of whether the city will absorb the cost of the rent-law changes,” said Murphy. “It’s a generational question: What is the local government’s role in using tax money to support those changes?” Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsAffordable HousingProperty taxeslast_img read more

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Sanitation worker helps 88-year-old woman with dementia wheel trashcan up her driveway

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — A sweet moment between an elderly woman with dementia and a waste management employee caught on a doorbell camera is restoring our faith in humanity.In January, 88-year-old Opal Zucca was wheeling her trashcan up the driveway of her Missouri home when she tripped and fell. Zucca hit her head and had to get eight stitches. Waste management employee Billy Shelby saw it happen and stayed with Zucca in her driveway until the ambulance arrived.“I was alarmed because she’s an elderly woman and I knew she was in bad shape,” Shelby said. “I could see the fear in her eyes. I called an ambulance and I took off my jacket and put it on her because it was cold.”After the incident, Shelby wanted to make sure it would never happen again. Now, every Tuesday when he visits Zucca’s home, he makes it a point to wheel Zucca’s trashcan back up the driveway for her each time after he empties it.Zucca’s family knew that a waste management employee helped her bring her trashcan up after her fall, but her doorbell camera revealed that Shelby’s kindness went much further than just a driveway drop off.The footage showed Shelby walking up the driveway slowly arm-in-arm with Zucca while holding her trashcan. After the can was placed and Shelby went to leave, he gave Zucca a big hug.“Good to see you,” Shelby told Zucca. “And God bless you as always, darling.”Shelby took the time to speak with Zucca further even complimenting her hair. “You’re looking good. I like that hair! You’ve got it down,” Shelby said. “I’ve got to work on mine.”Shelby then gave Zucca an enthusiastic goodbye as he hopped on the truck and drove off.When Zucca’s daughter Colette Kingston discovered the footage, she said it brought tears to her eyes.“I actually got teary-eyed that a stranger would take a couple minutes out of their day to not only help her, but to build a relationship and a friendship,” Kingston said.For Zucca’s family it was unbelievably touching, but for Shelby it was just the right thing to do.“I always try to make her smile. That’s my goal,” Shelby said. “I always tell myself how do you know you’re a good person: Is it when you you’re doing good things when people are watching or when people are not watching? I did it because it’s the right thing to do.”Kingston posted the video to Facebook and had millions of views. For Shelby, the reaction the video has gotten is very humbling.“I’m not on Facebook so I didn’t understand the noise behind it,” Shelby said. “Everybody has a grandmother, so I can see why people are impacted by it.”Shelby hopes the video will help spread kindness.“If you do the right thing when no one is looking, it’s really good for the soul,” Shelby said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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George Floyd protest live updates: NYC institutes curfew

first_imgMostafa Bassim/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis and across the United States.Murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.Chauvin and the other three officers at the scene have been fired. The Department of Justice is investigating.Latest:– Independent autopsy says George Floyd died from asphyxia– More National Guardsmen are on duty now than ever before– Barr sending riot teams to Miami, DCThis story is being updated throughout the day. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern.4 p.m.: NYC curfew to begin at 11 p.m.A curfew in New York City will go into effect from 11 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday in the wake of violence and property damage during Sunday night’s protests, the governor and mayor said.The New York City Police Department will also double its presence.“I stand behind the protestors and their message, but unfortunately there are people who are looking to distract and discredit this moment,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “The violence and the looting has been bad for the city, the state and this entire national movement, undermining and distracting from this righteous cause. While we encourage people to protest peacefully and make their voices heard, the safety of the general public is paramount and cannot be compromised.”Luxury retailers on Madison Avenue were seen Monday boarding up their glass storefronts and windows in anticipation of additional protests.More than 250 people were arrested during protests overnight Sunday in New York City, which included significant looting, vandalism and theft of luxury stores in the SoHo neighborhood.Looting is rare for New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday condemned the behavior as “unacceptable.”The NYPD believes the destruction of property, particularly at high-end retail stores, is part of a preconceived plan by agitators who have co-opted the demonstrations related to Floyd’s death.“We’re seeing a lot of outside and independent agitators connected with anarchist groups who are deliberately trying to provoke acts of violence,” Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller said on Sunday.These “agitators” came prepared to commit property damage, Miller said, and directed followers to do so selectively, only in wealthier areas and at high-end stores.More than 1,000 people have been arrested since protests began in New York City on Thursday.One in seven protesters who have been arrested are from outside the city, the NYPD said, including states such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Iowa, New Jersey, Nevada, Virginia, Maryland, Texas and Minnesota.Among the 345 arrested Saturday night was the mayor’s 25-year-old daughter, Chiara. She was arrested for unlawful assembly and given a desk appearance ticket, according to NYPD sources.“I love my daughter deeply,” de Blasio said Monday. “I’m proud of her that she cares so much.”“She was acting peacefully. She believes that everything she did was in the spirit of peaceful, respectful protest,” de Blasio said. “I will let her speak for herself … But I admire that she was out there trying to change something that she thought was unjust.”The NYPD overall “showed restraint” as they worked to keep the peace and allow demonstrators to continue to protest on Sunday, the mayor said.But De Blasio did condemn what he called the rare act of officers acting inappropriately, bringing up the “troubling video” of two police cars moving through a crowd in Brooklyn Saturday night.Video showed one police SUV being blocked by a group of protesters behind a barricade as various items and objects can be seen striking the vehicle. Another NYPD SUV then pulled up alongside the first vehicle before both of them can be seen accelerating into the crowd of people knocking many of them over as the screaming and yelling from the crowd began to intensify.“Not acceptable,” the mayor said, stressing that there’s “no situation where a police vehicle should drive into a crowd of protesters or New Yorkers.”The incident is under investigation.De Blasio also called for the officer who pulled a gun on a group of protesters to be fired.“Any officer who does the wrong thing there needs to be consequences and they need to be fast,” the mayor said.3:50 p.m.: Denver cleans up, police chief commits to marching with protestersHundreds of volunteers showed up in downtown Denver Monday morning to pick up trash and wash the walls and statues covered in graffiti from Sunday’s massive protest. Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen was spotted wiping away tears. He told ABC News it hurt to see the damage to the city, but it was inspiring to see the massive cleanup effort.Pazen said he also spoke with a young, black protester.“I committed to Neil that I would march with him, I would stand with him and I would do the hard work with him moving forward,” Pazen said. “This is not acceptable. We cannot continue down this path. And if it means coming together and having those hard conversations, getting into some heavy lifts, then our commitment is to do that.”3:10 p.m.: Independent autopsy says George Floyd died from asphyxiaAn independent autopsy requested by Floyd’s family found that he died by homicide, caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.The doctors conducting the independent autopsy found that the sustained pressure on the right side of Floyd’s carotid artery prevented blood flow to the brain and that the weight on his back kept him from breathing.The weight, the handcuffs and the positioning were contributory factors because they hurt Floyd’s diaphragm, doctors said, adding that it appeared Floyd died at the scene.The combined effects of being restrained, possible intoxicants in his system and underlying health issues — including heart disease — probably played a role in his death, doctors said. The preliminary findings reported “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia.”Floyd’s family is calling for the arrest of the three other officers at the scene and for a first-degree murder charge for Derek Chauvin, the since-fired officer who pinned Floyd to the ground.2:30 p.m.: Total of 65 US Park Police injured during DC protestsA total of 65 U.S. Park Police were injured during three nights of protests in Washington, D.C.Most of the injuries came from projectiles being thrown at officers; they were hit with bricks, urine bottles and petroleum-based substances, Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, spokesman for the Park Service, told ABC News.Police arrested 88 people related to the violent demonstrations Sunday night, Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said. Of those, 44 were charged with felony rioting.Newsham said the city is looking at federal statutes that might be used to prosecute some of those arrested.The entire D.C. National Guard has been activated by Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy to assist U.S. Park Police, according to Master Sgt. Craig Clapper, a spokesman for the D.C. National Guard.The additional forces will be unarmed and in a support role to U.S. Park police and that they will be equipped in protective riot gear, Clapper said.Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a two-day curfew, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday.Newsham warned, if you are not a member of the media or performing an essential function, “local and federal police will take you into custody.”1:48 p.m.: More than 400 arrested in Santa MonicaIn Santa Monica, California, more than 400 people were arrested on Sunday.Charges included looting, violating curfew, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, officials said.While there were no serious injuries, Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud on Monday cautioned protesters that the looters “are opportunists” who will “take advantage” of the peaceful protests.She said they “are tracking where peaceful protests are occurring, and they are then going to that city knowing that resources will be tied up ensuring first amendment rights to free speech. And they take advantage of that, and they loot and they perform criminal activity.”1:20 p.m.: More National Guardsmen on duty now than ever beforeBetween the George Floyd protests and the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more National Guardsmen on duty right now for a domestic response than ever before, the National Guard Bureau said.There are now 66,700 activated National Guard soldiers and airmen. To put that in context, for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, more than 51,000 were activated.The National Guard is now active in the District of Columbia and at least 25 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington state and Wisconsin.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the National Guard is on standby but not needed in New York City at this time because the NYPD is such a large police force.1 p.m.: ‘Miraculous’ that no one injured when truck barreled toward Minnesota crowdIn Minneapolis — the epicenter of the protests — a memorial will be held for George Floyd on Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz saidSome of the Minnesota National Guard will be redeployed and sent home, he said.On Sunday afternoon, between 5,000 and 7,000 people joined in a “very peaceful demonstration” at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium, said DPS Commissioner John Harrington.Then the group moved to the freeway, and that was when a tanker truck started barreling toward the crowd.Harrington called it “miraculous” that there were no deaths or injuries.Walz also commended the peaceful protesters who jumped in to protect the truck driver, even though at the time the driver appeared poised to assault them.It does not appear that the truck driver headed toward the protesters intentionally, Harrington said.“He saw the crowd and initially, what it looks like, he panicked, and he just kept barreling forward,” Harrington said. “And then he saw … a young woman on a bike fall down in front of him and he slammed on the brakes. And he slid for a certain period of time until the vehicle stopped.”The driver is facing assault charges.12:17 p.m.: 1 dead from police shooting in LouisvilleThe Kentucky State Police will independently investigate a deadly shooting that took place overnight at the hands of police, Gov. Andy Beshear said.Around midnight, officers with the Louisville police and the Kentucky National Guard were trying to disperse a crowd when they “were fired upon,” Beshear said.The local police and National Guard returned fire, “resulting in a death,” Beshear said.Additional details were not immediately released.12 p.m.: Nearly 700 arrested in ChicagoJust on Sunday, 699 people were arrested in Chicago, primarily for looting, David Brown, superintendent of the Chicago Police, said Monday.Brown addressed the rioters and looters directly, saying, “you disgraced the name of Mr. Floyd by your actions.”“Hate can never drive out hate,” Brown said, and he vowed, “we will hold you accountable.”Brown also addressed the late George Floyd directly, saying, “We are embarrassed by the cops in Minneapolis’ use of force, asphyxiating you on the streets.”“We stand with Mr. Floyd’s family,” he said.11:38 a.m. Barr sending riot teams to Miami, DCA senior Department of Justice official says U.S. Attorney General William Barr has directed the Bureau of Prisons to send riot teams (Special Operation Response Teams) to Miami and Washington, D.C. to help with crowd control, a senior DOJ official said.The team was already present in Miami over the weekend, this official said.On Sunday night, Barr also dispatched the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team to help D.C. police.All FBI field offices have been instructed to set up command posts to deal specifically with the protests in nearby communities, the official said.10:24 a.m.: Minnesota AG ‘seriously looking’ at prosecuting other officersMinnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said on SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show” on Monday that he’s “very seriously looking at” prosecuting the three other officers who were at the scene of Floyd’s death.“I’m not prepared to announce anything at this moment,” Ellison said, adding, “I will say that we are going to hold everybody accountable for what they did wrong and what they did that’s illegal.”“We are reviewing the video tapes, the audio tapes, all the evidence, and we will make a charging decision based on the facts that we can prove,” he said.Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Sunday that he has asked Ellison to help with the case.At a Sunday night news conference Ellison said he wanted to give people “a dose of reality.”“Prosecuting police officers for misconduct is very difficult,” Ellison said. “We are pursuing justice relentlessly and we are pursuing it on behalf of the people of Minnesota.”9:13 a.m.: Miami-Dade County mayor wants to honor protesters who stopped potential lootersIn Miami, video overnight showed a group of protesters shattering the glass door of a CVS as they prepared to loot the store — only to be stopped by a group of peaceful protesters who formed a line to prevent them from entering. Police then arrived and dispersed the crowd.Monday morning, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he wants to meet and commend the protesters who kept the potential looters from breaking in.“Anyone who can identify the people responsible for keeping the peace as they, themselves, properly exercised their right to assemble and protest, please reach out to the Mayor’s office via social media on the Mayor’s Facebook page Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, or on Twitter @mayorgimenez,” he said in a statement.2:22 a.m.: Derek Chauvin moved to state prison in Oak Park Heights, MinnesotaDerek Chauvin, the officer accused of killing George Floyd, is now in custody at the state prison in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, said Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell.Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchison made the request to move him over concerns about the large number of people who could possibly be booked into Hennepin County Jail Sunday night, and concerns over COVID-19.Chauvin’s court date has been pushed back a week to June 8.1:40 a.m.: In several cities, protesters and police share a hugAlthough Sunday’s protests included much of the looting and violence of the previous week’s demonstrations, there were signs throughout the country that relations between protesters and police were warming.In Orlando, Florida, photos on social media showed two police officers holding hands with protesters through a barricade.Video showed a Florida Highway Patrol trooper in Miami detach himself from a security line to offer a hug to a woman sitting on a motor scooter, who said, “I appreciate your patience” after troopers remained calm when protesters approached them.In New York City’s Foley Square, a cheer went up among protesters when a group of NYPD officers took a knee in a show of solidarity.In Oklahoma City, cameras also captured sheriff’s deputies taking a knee, with some hugging protesters near the Oklahoma County Jail.In Flint, Michigan, video showed Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson telling a crowd of protesters that he’d ordered his deputies to lower their batons and that he wanted to make the event “a parade, not a protest.” The crowd then applauded the sheriff and invited him to join the march.12:41 a.m.: Clashes continue in some cities, while others are calmerArrests during Sunday’s protests have driven the total number of demonstrator arrests to 4,100 since protests began early in the week, according to the AP.Confrontations between police and protesters continued for another night in Brooklyn, where demonstrators clashed with officers outside Barclay’s Center.In Boston, an SUV drove through a crowd of protesters but officials said no one appeared to be seriously hurt.In Washington, D.C., members of the U.S. Marshals Service and DEA agents were called in to assist National Guard troops responding to protests near the White House, a Department of Justice official said.In Atlanta, two police officers were fired for using excessive force during an arrest of two college students during Saturday night’s protests. Video of the incident appeared to show officers Tase the two students as they sat in their vehicle, and then forcefully drag them out of the car.Other protests were peaceful. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said demonstrators were “largely cooperative.”ABC News’ Luis Martinez, Whitney Lloyd, Will Gretzky, Aaron Katersky, Stephanie Wash, Victor Oquendo, Dee Carden, Jeff Cook, Matt Foster, Alexander Mallin, Matt Zarrell and Marc Nathanson contributed to this report. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more