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first_imgMORGAN Knowles, Regan Grace and Matty Fozard have been included in the Wales squad for their 2015 European Championship campaign.John Kear’s side will face Scotland in Wrexham on Friday October 16 (kick-off 8pm) before taking on France at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday October 30 (kick-off 6.30pm).Their final game is a week later in Bray, Ireland.“Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles who have done so well at St Helens in their academy this year,” Kear said. “They will have a great opportunity to mix and get a feel for the Welsh camp. Lads like them will be the mainstay Welsh squad for many years to come.“Regan, and his team mate Calvin Wellington, who is sadly injured and ruled out for the tournament, came to Saints recently after being in the South Wales AASE Rugby League Academy and I know there are more like them in the pipeline in South Wales.“We’ve had an extended player resource to choose from this year so it’s been a tough choice. Last year was a rebirth, this year we will compete well.”Squad:Daniel Fleming (Bradford Bulls), Michael Channing (Castleford Tigers), Dalton Grant (Dewsbury Rams), Courtney Davies, Jamie Murphy, Steve Parry, Lewis Reece (all Gloucestershire All Golds), Craig Kopzcak (Huddersfield Giants), Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams (both London Broncos), Matty Barron, Ricky Hough (both Newcastle Thunder), Joe Burke, Rob Massam, Christiaan Roets (all North Wales Crusaders), Ollie Olds (South’s Logan Magpies, Australia), Matty Fozard, Regan Grace, Morgan Knowles, (all St Helens), Anthony Walker (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Phil Joseph, Lloyd White (both Widnes Vikings), Ben Flower, Rhodri Lloyd (both Wigan Warriors).last_img read more

first_imgBELVILLE, NC (WWAY) —  Bikers strapped on their best boots and rode out to Belville Saturday for the fourth annual Bikes, Boots, and BBQ festival.The event featured a pork butt barbecue competition, a beverage garden, live entertainment by the Chillin’ Dixie Band, and a judged motorcycle show.- Advertisement – Vendors sold everything from t-shirts to custom made home decorations, and there was face painting for the kids.Riders also participated in a poker run that started and finished at the Brunswick Riverwalk.All proceeds from the event benefited Step Up For Soldiers and the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more

first_img Several people were charged by way of Criminal Indictment:Justin Lee Myers, a/k/a “Longbird”, 33 of Myrtle Beach, SCCortney Lemar Phillips, a/k/a “C-Note”, 30 of Loris, SCWilliam Cedric Gore, a/k/a “Do Dah”, 35 Tabor City, NCBobby Jermaine Kinlaw, a/k/a “Bah Bah”, 28 of Tabor City, NCCraig Eugene Ritter, 28 of Tabor City, NCDarriel Scott, 53 of Tabor City, NCJennifer Colorado Wells, 38 of Loris, SCTeeya Reeves Scheer, 42 of Whiteville, NCMyers, Phillips, Gore, Kinlaw, Ritter, Scott, and Wells  were charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base, cocaine, heroin, a fentanyl, and marijuana.  Additionally, Myers and Scheer are charged with five-counts of money laundering.Cortney Phillips is being sought by law enforcement to be placed under arrest.Related Article: Man says $252K in cash seized from luggage was for nonprofitThe seven arrested so far were taken into custody this morning in Columbus County and in Raleigh.The investigation is being conducted by the FBI Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force which includes the FBI’s Wilmington Resident Agency, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the Wilmington Police Department, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations.FBI Myrtle Beach Resident Agency, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration,  and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office also helped with the case. COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Seven people are behind bars and another person is still being sought in a federal drug trafficking and money laundering investigation in Columbus County.The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of NC made the announcement this morning. Several people are accused of selling drugs near Tabor City.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_img The suspect continued north on South College Road onto Chalmers Drive, where the truck stopped for a short time. The suspect then turned left, heading north on South College Road making a U-turn at the Ace Hardware, then headed south on South College Road, passing the Elliott, who was laying in the road.The suspect vehicle could have damage on the passenger side and may have a missing passenger side mirror. WPD was able to pull some dark images from traffic cameras of the vehicle.Elliott was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for serious injuries.Related Article: #UNSOLVED: Man shot to death while in bed in Castle Hayne homeElliott, who worked at WWAY from 2011 to 2014, told the station last week he was home from the hospital and “getting better.”Anyone with information is asked to contact WPD at (910) 343-3600 or use Text A Tip. Wilmington Police say the drive of the dark colored vehicle in this photo is wanted for a hit-and-run crash that injured former WWAY personality George Elliott on May 11, 2018. (Photo: WPD) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that hurt former WWAY personality George Elliott earlier this month.George Elliott, 59, was riding his three-wheel cycle north on South College Road around 5:40 a.m. May 11 when a black pickup truck hit him in front of the CVS and then left.- Advertisement – George Elliott in a 2011 promotional photo. (Photo: WWAY) Wilmington Police say the drive of the dark colored vehicle in this photo is wanted for a hit-and-run crash that injured former WWAY personality George Elliott on May 11, 2018. (Photo: WPD)center_img 1 of 3 Wilmington Police say the drive of the dark colored vehicle in this photo is wanted for a hit-and-run crash that injured former WWAY personality George Elliott on May 11, 2018. (Photo: WPD)last_img read more

first_imgMarco Murice Vaught and Rebecca Purry (Photo: Pickens City Police Department) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Authorities say a man and his kidnapped ex-girlfriend were found dead over the weekend in Tabor City.Last week, Pickens (South Carolina) police issued a BOLO for 36-year-old Marco Vaught, who they said kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, 28-year-old Rebecca Purry. Purry had reported to police her concerns about Vaught threatening to come get her. The next morning, last Wednesday, around 1 a.m., Pickens police responded to a shots fired call at Purry’s home.- Advertisement – Witnesses told police that Vaught fired several shots before forcing Purry into a black GMC Denali with NC tags. During that incident, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says Vaught shot Purry’s aunt, Claudette Purry, 54, multiple times. Claudette later died at the hospital. Authorities say Rebecca’s father and son were at the home at the time of her kidnapping and Claudette’s shooting.Saturday, deputies in Columbus County got a tip Vaught was at his home on Deer Lane in Tabor City. Around 11 a.m., deputies arrived at the home, secured the perimeter and attempted to make contact with the occupants of the house. Multiple shots were fired inside the house, and the SWAT team was called in. After failing to make contact, SWAT forced entry into the home and found Vaught and Rebecca’s bodies, both with gunshot wounds.The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says their investigation is closed.Related Article: Woman accused of stealing from TJ Maxx, driving off in a stolen carBack in 2008, Vaught was the subject of an Amber Alert for kidnapping his daughter and estranged wife, who resided in Loris. Vaught was sentenced to 10 years suspended and five years probation.A GoFundMe has been created in honor of Claudette Purry and Rebecca Purry.last_img read more

first_imgColor of Spring Luncheon in Whiteville on April 25, 2019. (Photo: WWAY) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — About 150 people dressed up in their spring finery for the Colors of Spring Luncheon in Whiteville to benefit Lower Cape Fear Hospice.They arrived to a sea of green at the Vineland Station. All of the plants were sold with proceeds benefiting the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.- Advertisement – WWAY’s Donna Gregory emceed the event.Attendees bid on silent auction items and heard from author and renowned horticulturist Mark Weathington, Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU.An attendee said more people would get involved in supporting hospice if they knew how to deal with death and dying.Related Article: Two suspects wanted in Dollar General store armed robbery“This gives us a new perspective, because it is inevitable,” Barbara Powell said. “We are going to pass away one day and this is a type of program that helps us to deal with this from a spiritual as well as an emotional point of view.”Powell says her brother died of lung cancer, and hospice helped him feel comfortable in his final days.She says hospice helps people witness their loves ones transition from this life to the next with a feeling of hope for the future.last_img read more

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Arnold Cassola stated that no permit should be issued by the Planning Authority (PA) for MIDI to excavate half a metre deep into Manoel Island’s seabed. This is because he believes that the both the island and the seabed around it are of archaeological importance.MIDI was set up in 1992 in response to an international call by the Government for the redevelopment of Tigné Point and Manoel Island. By virtue of a public deed, the company had acquired the Emphyteutical Land at Tigné Point and Manoel Island from the Government of Malta for 99 years. These commenced in June 2000.Read: Planning Authority gives green light to Manoel Island developmentIn March 2019, the PA gave MIDI the green light for the planned mega-development on Manoel Island. The outline development permit, which is an amendment to the one approved in 1999, grants the construction of 610 apartments on Manoel Island.However, Cassola states that due to infilling around the island’s coast, archaeological remains may lie buried, undiscovered. He concludes that “the island itself and the sea surrounding it are an area of archaeological importance”, which is why he stresses that no permit should be issued prior to an archaeological investigation.He attached a 1909 “Valletta Harbours” Admiralty chart (nautical chart) which shows how the British authorities at the time had infilled the coast around Manoel Island, particularly the South coast. Manoel Island had been taken over by the British military in 1800 and remained under their jurisdiction until Independence in 1964.Read: ‘Clay pottery remains found around Manoel Island’ – CassolaFurthermore, in March, Cassola had explained that after a press conference he did with archaeologist Reuben Grima, a British man had taken to Facebook to post pictures of broken pottery from the Roman era found at the Manoel Island site. He had also said that he had spoken to another person who brought him pieces of broken pottery he had picked off the coast.Arnold Cassola – FacebookAccording to Cassola, the man had explained that the pieces of pottery were found close to the coast while diving with his team to survey the area. The British man had said that there is a chance that, apart from pottery, there is also a shipwreck of a vessel discovered during the Royal Fleet days, from when it was based on Manoel Island.WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgFulham were within 90 minutes of Premier League football last week, but a 3-1 defeat means that they will have to go through the playoffs for the second season in a row and they have a tough task as they head to Derby County tonight.Fulham finished 13 points clear of Derby after 46 league games this season, but the Rams will take plenty of heart from their 4-1 win over Barnsley on the final day of the season to book their spot here. They showcased their attacking talents with goals from Cameron Jerome, Matej Vydra, David Nugent and Tom Lawrence – all before half time. Vydra is the league’s top scorer whilst Jerome’s goal was his third in four games, so Derby will be confident of hurting Fulham upfront.Fulham will feel they fell at the last hurdle given that victory at Birmingham would have given them automatic promotion, and perhaps nerves set in for the Cottagers. The week before they’d only just beaten Sunderland, two performances that are well below the standard they’d shown in a 24-game unbeaten run.For goals, the visitors will look towards Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Serbian striker has scored in 10 of his 14 appearances for Fulham since moving from Newcastle on loan and no Championship player has scored more goals than Mitrovic’s tally of 12 in 2018. He looks worth backing at 7/2 to score first as he’s scored first in 6 of the 10 games he’s scored in.It also looks likely that this game will be tight. When the pair played each other earlier this season, the games finished 1-1 at Craven Cottage in November while Fulham won 2-1 at Pride Park Stadium in March. Fulham have conceded in seven of their last 11 wins, so perhaps backing a repeat of their 2-1 win at what is a tempting 15/2.The last five games between these two have seen both teams score and so have seven of Derby’s last eight matches at Pride Park. Derby don’t have the strongest defensive record, however – with just three clean sheets in their last 16 games – and that could hurt them at this level.Derby County v FulhamChampionship Play-Off Semi-Final 1st Leg19:45 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main EventHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Mar 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 1-2 FulhamNov 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Fulham 1-1 DerbyApr 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 4-2 FulhamDec 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Fulham 2-2 DerbyFeb 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Fulham 1-1 DerbyDec 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 2-0 FulhamFeb 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Fulham 2-0 DerbyOct 2014 CAPITAL ONE CUP Fulham 2-5 DerbyAug 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 5-1 FulhamMar 2008 PREMIER Derby 2-2 FulhamMitrovic to score first and a 2-1 Fulham correct score are the recommendations on starsports.betRECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK MITROVIC TO SCORE FIRST 2 points win at 11/2 (see specials below) with starsports.betBACK FULHAM WIN 2-1 2 points win at 15/2 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 152.83 pointslast_img read more

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first_imgShareJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduRice digital textbook pioneer to speak at CES 2014Baraniuk available to discuss rapid adoption of free online textbooks HOUSTON — (Jan. 6, 2014) — Rice University digital textbook pioneer Richard Baraniuk is available for media interviews about the ways that free online textbooks and “venture philanthropy” are changing higher education by increasing access and lowering costs. He will speak Thursday at TransformingEDU, a one-day summit meeting about educational technology at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Baraniuk is Rice’s Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founder of Rice’s free textbook publisher, OpenStax College.RICHARD BARANIUKBaraniuk will join a panel of experts at 9:50 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall Room N256 to discuss “The Next Edition of Digital Textbooks and Courseware.” The panel will address what is — and isn’t — working in the digital textbook arena, and they will address how digital textbooks are being adopted at all levels — from individual instructors and departmental textbook committees to university system administrators and state education officials. For more information, see http://transformingedu.com/2014-agenda/.OpenStax College uses a “venture philanthropy” funding model in which foundations underwrite the costs of producing high-quality textbooks that are published online free for all college students and instructors. OpenStax College’s catalog includes titles for introductory physics, sociology, statistics, anatomy and physiology, and both majors and nonmajors biology. In less than two years, educators teaching some 55,000 students at more than 400 community colleges, four-year colleges and research universities have adopted the books and saved students more than $5 million.In 1999, Baraniuk founded one of the world’s first “open education” projects, Rice’s Connexions, which delivers free, remixable educational content to millions of users each month in more than 200 countries.For his education projects, Baraniuk has received the Eta Kappa Nu C. Holmes MacDonald National Outstanding Teaching Award, the Tech Museum Laureate Award, the Internet Pioneer Award from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, the World Technology Network Education Award and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Award. He was selected in 2007 as one of Edutopia Magazine’s Daring Dozen Education Innovators.To schedule an interview with Baraniuk, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations, at 713-348-6775 or jfalk@rice.edu.###Related materials:OpenStax in the news:OpenStax releases 6th free textbookCampus Technologyhttp://bit.ly/19tHnKKBusiness models and funding models for open access e-booksRice’s OpenStax initiative is mentioned in an article about business models for open-access publishing.Ed Tech Timeshttp://bit.ly/1jqfOWBThe bill that could save college students $1,200 a yearThe Atlantichttp://bit.ly/1dLp7QPCollege textbooks are ridiculously expensive. Two senators are trying to change that.Rice’s OpenStax program is mentioned as one alternative to the steady rise in college textbook costs.The National Journalhttp://bit.ly/IoJm9aAffordable college ‘open textbooks’ for allRice University’s OpenStax College is mentioned in an article written by U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa.The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)http://bit.ly/IngcWTDid the college textbook bubble burst?http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/10/10/college-textbooks-next-bubble-to-burst/Video:To see a video produced last year about OpenStax, click here or on the image.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

first_img Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US In this photo provided by the Oregon State Police taken Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter searches a beach about two miles north of Cape Blanco, Oregon, where a father and his young son were swept out to sea Sunday as they walked near the surf. (Oregon State Police via AP) Sharecenter_img Search Resumes for Father, Toddler Swept Into Ocean by Wave By The Associated Press January 16, 2017 Updated: January 16, 2017 The Coast Guard says it has resumed a search for a father and his young son after a wave swept them to sea from an Oregon beach.Coast Guard Petty Officer Amanda Norcross said a helicopter crew was continuing the search Monday.The 31-year-old Eugene-area man and his 3-year-old son were walking Sunday on a beach about 2 miles north of Cape Blanco when the wave struck.The boy’s mother saw it happen and called authorities.Crews in helicopters and search boats and state troopers in all-terrain vehicles found only the man’s jacket and a child carrier he had been wearing in the surf.State Police spokesman Capt. Bill Fugate says the area where they were swept away is steep and the ocean was rough due to an approaching storm. Show Discussionlast_img read more

first_imgUS Share this article The FBI arrested a former reporter Friday for allegedly making several bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers, Jewish schools, and other Jewish organizations around the United States.Juan Thompson, who worked for The Intercept before he was fired, made some of the threats using his own name, authorities said in a complaint on Friday at the Federal District Court in Manhattan, The New York Times reported. In a statement The Intercept said that Thompson had been fired in January 2016 after it was found out he had fabricated sources and quotes.On Thompson’s Twitter feed, he appears to be advocating favorable opinions of communism, an ideology that left 100 million dead in the 20th century, and Marxism. “The FBI just visited me and asked if I was a Marxist. I said ‘By Marxist do you mean a defender of humanity?’” he tweeted. He also wrote in February: “I’m no liberal. And I believe every millionaire and billionaire should be robbed of their wealth. #resist.” Then he wrote a few days later: “We don’t want America like NY, we want it like Havana.”  His background picture is “Raising the Banner” by Geliy Korzhev, a Russian communist painter who painted in the Soviet-approved style of Socialist Realism.” The “banner” appears to be a red communist flag.(Twitter/screenshot) (Twitter/screenshot)On Twitter, Thompson follows a number of pro-Marxist and pro-communist Twitter accounts, retweeting posts from some of these accounts, including one that reads, “Happy New Year Comrades,” which shows a communist hammer-and-sickle symbol next to “1917-2017,” referencing the start of the Bolshevik revolution in 1917. He’s also tweeted a number of posts critical of President Donald Trump.  According to the Times, the complaint said Thompson claimed he had placed two bombs at a Jewish school in Michigan, saying he was “eager for Jewish newtown,” referring to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn.Related CoverageArrest Made in National Threats to Jewish Community CentersCommunism: The Dead-End PathAs the paper noted, he’s likely not responsible for most of the threats against Jewish centers around the country in recent days. It cited federal law enforcement sources for the report.But Thompson made at least eight threats against Jewish schools and community centers in New York, Dallas, Michigan, and San Diego, the complaint said.He also made a threat to the Anti-Defamation League in New York, saying C-4 explosives would be “detonated within one hour.”The Intercept confirmed that he had worked for the publication from November 2014 to January 2016. He was fired for making up sources and stories.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Former Reporter Arrested for Bomb Threats on Jewish Centers Juan Thompson, a communist sympathizer, had been fired by The Intercept for fabricating sourcesBy Jack Phillips March 5, 2017 Updated: March 6, 2017 Share Show Discussionlast_img read more

first_img Louisiana Sheriff Calls for Boycott of Ford Over NFL Sponsorship By Bowen Xiao October 13, 2017 Updated: October 13, 2017 Share this article Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US News As players from the NFL continue to kneel during the national anthem in protest, a Sheriff in Louisiana is taking things a little further—boycotting companies that continue to support the NFL.Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington told a local Ford dealership that his police department will stop buying Ford police vehicles as long as the carmaker advertises with the League.Whittington wrote a letter to Hixson Ford in Alexandria, Louisiana, and said that the disrespect from NFL players has forced him to “take a stand.”“Yes, the NFL players have a right to protest as they deem necessary, but we, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and taxpayers of Bossier Parish have a right to spend our money elsewhere,” he wrote in the letter.“The recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American flag, the American military as well as the obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general forces me to take a stand,” Whittington wrote.In 2016, the Bossier Parish sheriff’s office spent $346,519 buying 14 Ford police vehicles from Hixson Ford, according to CNBC. Back in 2015, the department spent $400,612 buying 15 Ford models at an average price of $26,700. In the letter, Whittington also called on other law enforcement agencies and leaders to boycott Ford Motor Co. for supporting a “disrespectful National Football League.”“NO MORE FORD MOTOR COMPANY VEHICLES,” the sheriff wrote in the post’s description.The kneeling from NFL players was first started in September of last year by Colin Kaepernick to protest “police brutality” and “racial injustice,” but many fans have said it is not the place or time to do so.As television ratings and stadium audience numbers continue to fall this season, this is one of the first public cases of an outside sponsor losing business due to the controversy, according to CNBC.The letter posted publicly on the Sherriff’s official Facebook page has gone viral since it was first posted on Wednesday, Oct. 11. As of writing on Friday, the post has garnered 1.6 thousand reactions and over 1,118 shares.Earlier this year, Ford became a partner of the NFL, while last year, Ford Trucks signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the league.Amid the controversy, Ford has previously said that it respects the rights of individuals to express their views, CNBC reported.In an updated post on Oct. 12, Whittington said that the Hixson Ford dealership had received his letter and told him that they were not aware of Ford’s support for the protesting NFL players.Hixson, the Ford Dealership owner, told the sheriff that the protests concern him also and that he would be taking the letter with him to Detroit to present it to Ford Motor Co. leadership in the near future.From NTD.tv Follow Bowen on Twitter: @BowenXiao3 Show Discussionlast_img read more

first_imgSiraj Wahhaj (L) and Lucas Morten. (Taos County Sheriff’s Office) Man Arrested at New Mexico Compound Is Son of Prominent Imam in Brooklyn By Petr Svab August 9, 2018 Updated: October 5, 2018 Show Discussion Crime and Incidents Sharecenter_img Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   The father of the man who’s accused of training children in New Mexico to commit school shootings is a prominent Brooklyn imam.Siraj Wahhaj, 68, has not only been a major figure in multiple national Muslim organizations, but was also linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.His son, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, was arrested Aug. 3 after Taos County Sheriff’s Office raided a makeshift compound in the Amalia community.Four other adults and 11 children were found at the compound—all relatives of the imam—including his daughters, Hujrah, 38, and Subhanah, 35; son-in-law, Luqman Morton; and daughter-in-law, Maryam (Jany) Leveille, 35.“We had learned the occupants were most likely heavily armed and considered extremist of the Muslim belief,” Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said in a release.Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was armed with an AR-15 rifle, five 30-round magazines, and four loaded pistols, “including one in his pocket when he was taken down,” the release stated. “Many more rounds of ammo were found in the makeshift compound that consists of a small travel trailer buried in the ground covered by plastic with no water, plumbing, or electricity.” The three mothers of the 11 malnourished children found living in a filthy New Mexico compound were arrested and charged. (Taos County Sheriff’s Office) The three mothers of the 11 malnourished children found living in a filthy New Mexico compound were arrested and charged. (Taos County Sheriff’s Office)All five adults were arrested and charged with 11 counts of child neglect.The children, who range in age from 1 to 15, were taken into protective custody and turned over to the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department.The authorities targeted the compound in search of Siraj Ibn’s disabled 3-year-old son, Abdul-Ghani, whom he allegedly kidnapped from the child’s mother, Hakima Ramzi, in East Point, Georgia, on Dec. 1.The father said he was taking the boy to a park, but never returned, according to Naeemah Rashid Wahhaj, the imam’s daughter-in-law, who raised awareness about the search for the boy on Facebook. Both Siraj Ibn and Leveille disappeared together with their children, “leaving cars in the driveway and house in tact,” she wrote in a Jan. 7 comment.Family at a Loss“If any of you know Hujrah, Subhanah, and Ibn Siraj, they are very close to their parents,” she wrote. “Not one of them have contacted their father or mother in over a month!”On Jan. 8, the boy’s mother pleaded for help with the search in a Facebook video. She also expressed puzzlement regarding her husband’s behavior.“I have been married with Ibn for 15 years now. It is not him. That’s not Ibn. He’s never abused me. He never treat me bad,” she said.Authorities said the father, at some point, told his wife he wanted to perform an exorcism on the boy, who cannot walk and requires constant care because of a lack of oxygen and blood flow around the time of birth.The remains of a child were found at the compound on Aug. 6. While relatives believe the remains are those of the missing boy, authorities haven’t yet announced a positive identification.Prosecutors say Siraj Ibn was conducting weapons training at the compound, readying the children for school shootings.The imam said he didn’t understand why his son had taken the family and disappeared into the desert, but suggested a psychiatric disorder was to blame.“My son can be maybe a little bit extreme,” he said, though he added that he never thought he was extreme enough to kill anyone.Siraj Wahhaj leads the Muslim Alliance in North America and was also the former vice-president of the Islamic Society of North America. He’s expressed opposition to extremism.Yet, his mosque has attracted radicals over the years, including a man who later had a role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City.“Wahhaj has espoused support for radical Muslim causes and was an unindicted co-conspirator in the [bombing],” according to a 2011 training material for new FBI agents.He reportedly expressed a preference for an Islamic state over the American constitutional republic and also appeared as a defense witness at the trial of the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted in 1995 of plotting terrorist attacks in the United States.Siraj Wahhaj didn’t respond to requests for comment. Naeemah Rashid Wahhaj said in a Facebook message that the family was not ready to talk and didn’t wish for her or anyone to talk either.The Associated Press contributed to this report.Correction: The article has been updated to correct the spelling of the name of Jany (Maryam) Leveille.Watch Next: Accused Florida Shooter’s Neighbors Sensed Something Amiss with Cruz from a Young AgeFollow Petr on Twitter: @petrsvab last_img read more

first_imgGavin McInnes attends “Creative Control” New York Premiere at Sunshine Landmark on March 3, 2016. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) Share this article Politics Twitter suspended the account of libertarian commentator Gavin McInnes, as well as the accounts of his fraternal organization, the Proud Boys.“We can confirm that these accounts have been suspended from Twitter and Periscope for violating our policy prohibiting violent extremist groups,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Epoch Times via email on Aug. 11.When prompted, the spokesperson declined to specify what McInnes or the Proud Boys did to merit the banning. Proud Boys’ typical online content consists of mocking communism, socialism, and the Democratic Party. The Epoch Times reviewed posts on the Proud Boys’ Facebook page, as well as several incidents cited in media, but couldn’t find anything that could be identified as “violent extremism.”McInnes endorsed the Proud Boys to fight back when physically attacked, such as by members of the far-left extremist group Antifa. While scuffles and fistfights involving the two groups have been captured on video, it’s often difficult to discern who initiated the violence.The Proud Boys group’s core tenets focus on minimal government, individual rights, closed borders, entrepreneurship, and the traditional family. They relish in defying political correctness and in touting the Western culture as the best in the world.McInnes said the Twitter ban is part of a coordinated effort to damage right-of-center prospects for the midterm elections. “All this stuff is part of the conservative purge, getting the right off social media, to try to stop Trump from getting re-elected. He’s already won; the ship has sailed,” he said, according to BuzzFeed. “I think it will have zero effect on my reach or on the Proud Boys. We’ll always come back.”Gavin McInnes speaks at the "March Against Sharia" in New York Gavin McInnes speaks at the “March Against Sharia” in New York on June 10, 2017. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)CRTV, which hosts McInnes’s TV show, backed him in a statement.“Leftists use bloodthirsty mobs and elites in the liberal media and tech elite to muzzle the voices of anyone who won’t march in lockstep,” the statement reads. “They are working to undermine one of the core tenets of a free society.”Left-leaning groups, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, have accused McInnes of racism. He denies that, pointing to the fact that Proud Boys come from various racial and ethnic backgrounds.In July, a group of Proud Boys was forced out of a Los Angeles bar by a protesting group of people from the Democratic Socialists of America Los Angeles chapter and the anti-gentrification group Defend North East Los Angeles.The protesters shouted profanities at the Proud Boys and argued with the bar’s owner to kick them out because “they’re Nazis.”McInnes said on Twitter after the incident that of the 19 Proud Boys in the bar, only three were non-Jewish, non-Hispanic whites, Fox News reported.McInnes had expressed sympathy in the past for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, but in a 2013 column, he wrote that he changed his opinion after talking to Chileans who lived under Pinochet’s rule.“Whether you’re on the side of [former Venezuelan President Hugo] Chávez and [Argentinian Marxist guerilla leader] Che [Guevara], or that of Pinochet, the truth is that choosing sides and having these discussions is a luxury that wouldn’t be possible under any of those regimes. They are all oppressive,” he wrote. “I judge a culture on its ability to handle ridicule, and, by those standards, the West is still the best.”Watch Next:The First Ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Inspires HopeThe freedom of belief was at the center of the United States’ founding.[epoch_video navurl=””][/epoch_video] Follow Petr on Twitter: @petrsvab Show Discussioncenter_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Twitter Shuts Down Accounts of Libertarian Gavin McInnes, Proud Boys By Petr Svab August 12, 2018 Updated: October 5, 2018last_img read more

first_img Share Senator Tony Avella’s campaign has condemned candidate John Liu’s recent mailer, in which he is presented as an ethics-driven candidate, despite his extensive history of flouting campaign finance laws.The mailer acclaims Liu wants to “restore integrity and ethics in government” as one of the bullet points that he will “fight for.” Liu’s previous campaign for New York mayor in 2013 fell apart after two of his staffers were convicted of federal corruption charges and sent to prison for using straw donors to illegally funnel contributions.Liu himself was fined $26,000 last year by the Board of Elections over the scheme and was also fined over $500,000 by the Environmental Control Board for poster violations—fines that he still has not paid for. Now 5 years later, Liu is re-entering politics again and is trying to unseat Avella in the state’s 11th district. They both are Democrats.“Scandal-ridden John Liu’s mailer is his latest attempt to bait and switch voters from his sordid past of corruption,” said Avella campaign spokesperson Jeff Frediani on Aug. 20. “If John Liu was really interested in government integrity, he would pay back the $500,000 in fines he accumulated from the City of New York.”Avella helped pass a law to cut pensions from public officials guilty of corruption charges. Liu did not respond to an emailed request for comment. Liu’s aides were also found to have ties to organized crime and China’s communist regime. His fundraiser, Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan, was executive vice chairman of the Fukien American Association that organizes events for visiting officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Chinatown. It is also associated with the Fuk Ching gang.Congestion CritiqueLiu has been a long-time supporter of congestion pricing, a fee system where people are charged more to enter certain heavy traffic zones during peak times. The revenue from this proposed system would then be put into repairs, such as New York’s crippling MTA subway system.But days ago, Avella’s campaign criticized Liu for his support of the idea, arguing it would raise the fees and tolls for Queens residents.Under the congestion pricing plan, drivers entering Manhattan from Northeast Queens would be charged $11.52 during peak hours for entering congestion Zones in Manhattan. This totals to about an additional $60 a week for the daily commute to work.“John Liu should be ashamed of himself for supporting congestion pricing,” Frediani said on Aug. 15. “The people of the 11th Senate District have been nickel and dimed for far too long while living in a transit desert.”“If scandal-ridden John Liu wants to help pay for the MTA, he can start by paying back the $500,000 in poster violations he still owes the City of New York.” Follow Bowen on Twitter: @BowenXiao3 John Liu and Kenneth Cole (rear) attend the 2013 Footwear Cares Community Service Week and National Volunteer Week announcement at City Hall in New York City on April 22, 2013. (Rob Kim/Getty Images) NY Politics  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Senator Avella’s Campaign Slams Liu’s Double Standard Ethics Mailer By Bowen Xiao August 21, 2018 Updated: August 21, 2018 Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more