Wednesday, June 21, 2017
THE END OF THE WORLD CULT WILL LOVE THIS HEADLINE-ESA BOSS URGES ACTION ON TICKING TIMEBOMBS IN EARTHS ORBIT.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)
Tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 20, 2017
MIAMI — Forecasters say a tropical storm warning has now been extended further westward for a disturbance in the central Gulf and it now covers an area from High Island, Texas, to the mouth of the Pearl River between Louisiana and Mississippi.The National Weather Service also says the biggest threat from the disturbance is the likely heavy rainfall over wide areas of the northern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.At 11 a.m. EDT, the centre said disturbance No. 3 was centred about 265 miles (430 kilometre ) south of Morgan City, Louisiana — or about 355 miles (565 kilometres southeast of Galveston, Texas. It's maximum sustained winds are at 40 mph (65 kph) and the storm is moving toward the northwest at 10 mph (17 kph).The tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area in the next 24 to 36 hours.A tropical storm watch is also in effect on the upper Texas coast from west of High Island to San Luis Pass.The Associated Press
Landslide buries homes and bus in western Guatemala; 11 dead-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 20, 2017
GUATEMALA CITY — Authorities say 11 people have been killed by a landslide in western Guatemala near the border with Mexico.National disaster agency chief Sergio Cabanas says the slide buried six homes, a small bus and a truck in the municipality of San Pedro Soloma, in the department of Huehuetenango.Cabanas said Tuesday that 10 of the dead were passengers on the bus and it's not clear how many people live in the homes that were affected.The area has been drenched by heavy rains in recent hours.Disaster agency workers, firefighters and the army were responding to the scene.The Associated Press.
FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Portugal PM leads calls for explanations as forest fires still rage-Marianne Barriaux and Thomas Cabral, with Emmanuelle Michel in Lisbon-YAHOONEWS-Agence France-Presse-June 20, 2017
Pedr�g�o Grande (Portugal) (AFP) - Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa Tuesday led calls to know why a highway now dubbed the "road of death" -- where most of the 64 victims of a giant forest fire perished -- had not been blocked off, as questions mounted over the disaster management response.More than 1,000 firefighters still battled to control the flames which broke out in the central Pedrogao Grande region over the weekend and spread at breakneck speed to neighbouring areas.Costa sought "immediate explanations" why the N236 highway "had not been closed to traffic" and why it had been signalled by gendarmes as an alternative route after a nearby road had been sealed off, according to the Lusa national news agency.Forty-seven of the 64 forest fire victims died on the N236 which has been branded the "road of death" or the "road of hell" by the local media. Thirty of them burned to death in their cars, trapped by the flames.A survivor told Portuguese television that gendarmes directed them to the N236 as an alternative to the nearby IC8 route which had been closed and which the gendarmes used themselves."When we arrived at the IC8, they told us we couldn't pass and directed us towards the N236. We thought that the road was safe but it wasn't," said a survivor, Maria de Fatima."We couldn't see anything, we couldn't even see the road, just the flames and the pine trees falling on the road," she said.Costa also wanted explanations into why the emergency services communications network had been interrupted amid media reports that the scorching heat had damaged antennae.The blaze around Pedrogao Grande was expected to be under control shortly, said civil protection chief Vitor Vaz Pinto on Tuesday.As water-bombing planes made regular passes over the flames, there were growing suggestions that forestry practices and outdated emergency planning might have contributed to the disaster.Some people in the hamlets scattered through this rural region were not happy with the response of the emergency services.Father Jose Gomes, the priest in Figueiro dos Vinhos, told AFP that some locals had "lacked the support of the firefighters, and sometimes even water.""There is a spirit of revolt towards the emergency services," he said.Pensioner Jose Antonio Jesus Marques said he had been told on Saturday that the fire was about eight kilometres away from his home in Carreira."I went to see it and in five minutes the fire was about 800 metres (yards) from my house," the 66-year-old said."The police came and that's the only thing we saw. Not a single firefighter," he said speaking in the courtyard of his home, which he managed to save by throwing buckets of water at the approaching flames which ravaged the eucalyptus trees nearby.An additional 157 people were listed as injured, the emergency services said. They included seven people in a serious state, one of them a child.Details were emerging of the victims, many of whom were caught in their cars as they tried to flee the blaze. They included a four-year-old boy, Rodrigo.His parents had left with him with relatives while on honeymoon and posted frantic messages on social media. The bodies of Rodrigo and his uncle were found burnt beside a car.- 'This can't be nobody's fault' -On Tuesday, 1,150 firefighters and nearly 400 vehicles were still battling the fires, helped from the air by water-bombing planes including some sent from France, Italy and Spain.Press reports suggested that the fire plan had not been revised for four years and that there had been communications problems while trying to contain the blaze.Portugal's Publico newspaper reported that while the fire plan was meant to be revised every two years, in recent years lawmakers had not considered it a priority.Climate change expert Joao Camargo pointed to the industrial-scale planting of eucalyptus, which is highly inflammable, in comments to Publico."These last decades, we have seen a rise in the frequency of forest fires" in Portugal, more than in Mediterranean countries, he said.The emptying out of the countryside as people leave for more urban areas also meant that there were fewer people to clear the brush that has fed the fires."This can't be nobody's fault," said Helder Amaral of the rightwing opposition People's Party (CDS) in a Facebook post."It is not enough for the president of the republic to kiss it better. Saying there is nothing to be done is not enough," he said.Nearly 26,000 hectares (64,250 acres) of forest have already been destroyed by the fires, according to the European Forest Fire Information System.
COULD THE FALLING STARS-PLANETS BE PLEIADES AND ORION-JUST MY THOUGHT
Historically, the Pleiades were seen as a group of seven stars – its brightest stars: Alcyone, Atlas, Electra, Maia, Merope, Taygeta and Pleione are visible to the keen naked eye. However modern observations show that this most famous of open clusters is comprised of several hundred stars wreathed in intricately structured nebulosity.As the Pleiades cluster is close to the ecliptic (within 4°) in the constellation of Taurus it is a spring and autumnal 'seasonal' object in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Being close to the ecliptic, there are frequent occultations of the cluster with the Moon and planets. To our superstitious ancestors these were, no doubt, portentious events. Likewise, the apparent annual motion of the cluster would have been highly significant. The heliacal (near dawn) rising of the Pleiades in spring in the northern hemisphere has from ancient times augured the opening of the seafaring and farming season: while its dawn autumnal setting marked the season's end.And also Spring and fall are Bird migration seasons in Israel.It would not surprise me if Israeli wars are not fought around the time of the Pleiades-Orion happenings.The Bible contains three direct references to the Pleiades in Job 9:9 and 38:31, and Amos 5:8, and a single indirect reference in the New Testament. This latter passage (Revelation 1:16) describes a vision of the coming of the Messiah – who holds, in his right hand, seven stars.Well since the meteors do hit the earth in the last 6 months of the 7 year tribulation period.I believe.Jesus' return will be only 6 months or so from happening.So this Pieades (meteorites) earth hit would be warning the world that Jesus is about to return to earth literally.
AMOS 5:8 (FORGET ABOUT PLANET X-NIBURU)(HERES THE FALLING STARS HERE)
8 Seek him (GOD) that maketh the seven stars (plieades) and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death (darkness) into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars (METORITES) of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come;(LAST HALF OF THE 7 YR TRIB) and who shall be able to stand?
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star (ASTEROID) from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11 And the name of the star (ASTEROID) is called Wormwood:(bitter,Poisoned) and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.(poisoned)
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars;(LITERAL STARS) so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.(HERES WERE THE ASTEROID HIT BLOCKS THE SUN AND MOON-SHORTENING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS TO 8 HOURS A DAY ONLY)
13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe,(1) woe,(2) woe,(3) to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels,which are yet to sound!
THE EARTH (WORLD) NEVER ENDS (AS WORLD ENDERS-CONSPIRACY THEORISTS CLAIME)(THE END OF THE AGE OF GRACE ONLY)(DECIEVERS CLAIME THE END OF THE WORLD-NOT ME)
LUKE 21:08,11,25 - END OF WORLD CROWD CLAIM ASTEROIDS-NIBURU-WILL KILL EVERYBODY ON EARTH.
08- And he (JESUS) said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time (THE END OF THE WORLD) draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
11- And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
25-And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
1 And I saw a new (kainos-a remodeling) heaven and a new (kainos-a remodeling) earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.(THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE REMODELED-REGENERATED-NOT A TOTALLY NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH-AND WE CHRISTIANS LIVE ON THE REMODELED EARTH FOREVER WITH JESUS-NEVER-ENDING AFTER THE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN)
MATTHEW 19:28-EARTH REMODELED-(REGENERATION) NOT DESTROYED
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration (kainos-here means a REMODELING-not totally new earth)(neos-is a new total earth) when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
regeneration - forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting-re-formation-reconstruction - the activity of constructing something again.
ACT 3:21-EARTH REMODELED-(REGENERATION) NOT DESTROYED
21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution (kainos-here means a REMODELING-not totally new earth)(neos-is a new total earth) of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
restitution - A return to or restoration of a previous state or position. from Latin to rebuild, from re- + statuere to set up]-(General Physics) the return of an object or system to its original state.
32 He (JESUS) shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:(IN JERUSALEM)
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob (ISRAEL) for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.(THATS RULING FOREVER FROM JERUSALEM JESUS DOES)
4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.(AND EVER)(WORLD NEVER ENDS)(END OF THE AGE OF GRACE ONLY,NOT THE END OF THE WORLD)
5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.(NO END OF THE WORLDERS NONESENSE HERE)
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.(FOREVER,NOT HEAVEN)
29 The righteous shall inherit the land,(ON EARTH-NOT HEAVEN) and dwell therein for ever.
ESA boss urges action on 'ticking timebombs' in Earth orbit-Mari�tte Le Roux-Agence France-Presse-YAHOONEWS-June 20, 2017
Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - A European Space Agency director urged nations Tuesday to unlock concealed data on the whereabouts of hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk, or "ticking time bombs" threatening spacecraft in Earth orbit.The United States and individual European nations are among those keeping information close to their chest, partly for fear of revealing strategic or military secrets, ESA Director of Operations Rolf Densing told AFP at the International Paris Air Show."Right now, we do have about 750,000 pieces bigger than one centimetre (0.4 inches)" in orbit," he said. Many were caused by explosions of abandoned satellites and rocket bodies.The number could grow to about 1.2 million by 2030.There are also "several big, uncontrollable spacecraft" -- including thousands of non-responsive satellites left behind in space.This, mingled with an estimated 1,500 operational craft in orbit -- including the manned International Space Station -- makes for a hairy situation."The highest risk are big, uncooperative objects" over which ground crews have no control, said Densing."You can imagine if they hit each other, or if they hit the space debris, break up further, this will cause an avalanche effect."Yet, knowledge about space debris is similarly "scattered" -- held by national space agencies and often furnished only when a collision threatens their own space assets, said Densing.- Snowball effect -The US is believed to hold the most complete catalogue, listing an estimated 20,000 pieces of junk, he said, and Europe -- both ESA and its individual members -- fewer than 10,000.ESA contributing states withhold certain debris data even from one another, and from the 22-member agency, said Densing, who also heads the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.The only information needed is when, and where, a piece of debris will find itself in the orbital region, he explained.No need to divulge trade or military secrets -- and "this is not what we're asking for".But there is a fear, he said, that "if you look for space debris, inevitably you will find things that nobody wants you to find."Having a global, open database on space debris would allow experts to compile collision warnings and give spacecraft time to take evasive action."What I am advocating... is that we all overcome our vanities, we all open our catalogues," he said."This is about protecting our orbits, and it's in the interests in everybody."A "snowball effect" of debris crashing with debris to create more and more pieces of dangerous junk, is already underway.In 2009, two satellites -- Kosmos and Iridium -- collided at a speed of some 11.7 kilometres (7.3 miles) per second, destroying both and creating a debris "cloud" around Earth.This "cloud", in turn, is thought to have yielded a small particle that smashed into Europe's Sentinel 1 satellite in August last year, knocking seven "splinters" -- yet more of debris -- off a solar panel."I am not sure that the problem is fully understood," Densing lamented."Those that have the most satellites, it's those that probably have contributed on a bigger scale to space debris, and I think also are the same ones that could profit the most if we avoid future collisions."In recent years, spacefaring nations have adopted guidelines which determine that every spacecraft must be moved out of harm's way within 25 years of ending its life.
DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS
1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)
Feds stick with July 2018 deadline to legalize pot despite provincial worries-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 20, 2017
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is sticking with its deadline to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, despite provincial fears that there's not enough time to address the legal, social and health challenges of ending Canada's pot prohibition.The federal Liberals delivered that message Monday after Manitoba's finance minister said he felt rushed by Ottawa's tight timeline and asked for an extension.In making his argument, Cameron Friesen said the provinces are bearing the bulk of the work involved, as well as the "very real" costs needed to create a regulated cannabis market.The federal government introduced legislation in April, with a goal of legalizing and regulating the use of recreational marijuana by July 2018.With the countdown underway, Friesen insisted there were still many unanswered questions on issues like public safety, enforcement and finding legal supplies of marijuana."We have one year on the clock to put all this in place," Friesen said before a meeting in Ottawa with his federal and provincial counterparts to discuss, among other issues, how best to tax Canada's forthcoming legal pot industry."This is a very significant shift in how we'll operate, and we need to have that adequate time to develop the tools that we will need as a province to be able to implement this the correct way."Friesen said he had already raised the idea of an extension with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and would push the issue again. Later in the day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself essentially snuffed out the idea."We gave everybody lots of time," Trudeau said in Ottawa. "We've been working for a long time with all the provinces, with the municipalities... It's time for us to move forward on this."Morneau acknowledged after the meeting that several of the provinces said there's still much work to be done.For provinces that aren't ready in time for the "fixed date," Morneau said, Ottawa will oversee a mail-order sales program. Consumers would be able to buy pot through a federally licensed producer and receive home delivery.The legalization date, however, appears to be non-negotiable."We need to get a firm date out there," he said. "We accept that there's much work to be done, but we've started down that path... We believe that it's entirely possible."Morneau said the ministers agreed to the principle that pot taxation should stay low to ensure the regulated market squeezes out the illegal activity.The challenge will be identifying the sweet spot — where pot prices are high enough to cover government costs, but cheap enough to beat out the black market.Morneau added that they have yet to determine how tax revenues would be shared between provinces and the federal government.Provincial ministers have said they intend to push the feds to ensure they receive a share of pot-related tax revenue that fairly reflects the added costs provinces will have to assume on the road to legalization.After the meeting, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci said his province would be "ready" by July 2018.Prior to the meeting, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa insisted he had yet to consider how much pot-related revenue his province could bring in because he's been more concerned about ensuring legalization is handled properly."We're going to be asking for fairness and flexibility, so that when there are some possible revenues that come from this that it's properly shared," Sousa said.His Quebec counterpart, Carlos Leitao, said the provinces should receive most of the tax revenue from legalized pot because they will "have to shoulder most of the costs of putting in place regulations."The federal government has vowed to work with provinces on implementation and to commit more resources to needs such as public security, policing and educational campaigns. It has also argued that marijuana prohibition is very expensive and that legalization could significantly cut down on costs.Ottawa has not shared details about how much tax revenue could be generated by a recreational pot market, nor has it publicly discussed its potential benefits for the wider economy. But they have repeatedly said the primary goal is to get pot out of the hands of young Canadians and to cut off the criminal trade.In addition to cannabis, the finance ministers also focused on how to improve information sharing between jurisdictions as a way to address tax avoidance, tax evasion, money laundering and terrorist financing.They also spent time discussing the Canada-U.S. trade relationship and their respective experiences interacting with American officials, particularly anything related to upcoming NAFTA negotiations.Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz also delivered a presentation for finance ministers Monday on the state of the economy.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter— with files from Mylene Crete-Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press.
13 Thou shalt not kill.(Murder)(THAT INCLUDES ABORTION)
12 He that smiteth (MURDER)a man,(OR BABY) so that he die, shall be surely put to death.(THATS THE DEATH PENALTY PEOPLE)
Critics decry St. Boniface Hospital for banning medical-assisted deaths-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 19, 2017
St. Boniface General Hospital's decision to forbid medical-assisted deaths is drawing condemnation from end-of-life care advocates and an expert on medical ethics.Arthur Schafer, a founder of the University of Manitoba's Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, described the recent board decision to ban medical-assisted deaths as "fundamentally wrong."The board of St. Boniface Hospital initially voted in favour May 29 of allowing doctors and other medical staff to assist some patients to die in special circumstances.But on May 30, the hospital's owners — Catholic Health Corp. of Manitoba — held a special meeting and appointed 10 new members of the board who overturned the policy two weeks later."They're not taking into account people's end-of-life comfort," said Schafer.As a publicly-funded institution, Schafer argues the board has no business dictating policy that flies in the face of an entitlement under Canadian law."The idea that the kind of care patients receive at the hospital has to conform to church doctrine even when that may be prejudicial to the well-being of the patients strikes me as ethically questionable," he said.St. Boniface should leave it up to individual doctors and other health-care providers to decide for themselves whether or not to provide a medical assisted death, Schafer said.Under the federal assisted-dying legislation, there is a law guaranteeing medical staff cannot be forced to help a patient die.-Dignified death advocate 'disgusted'-Sherry Marginet, a spokesperson with the Manitoba chapter of Dying with Dignity, a group that advocates on behalf of patients who require end-of-life care, said she was "disgusted" by the actions of the St. Boniface board."People who are looking for this aren't doing it for something to do. They're suffering," she said. "It makes me angry."Marginet, like Schafer, argues the church has no place deciding the care doctors can provide at a public hospital."People have consciences, businesses don't. And the hospital is a business that is funded by the government, by taxpayers of every faith," Marginet said."[Faith] shouldn't be part of the question. It's about illness."Along with assisted dying, St. Boniface Hospital also bans non-therapeutic abortions.-Hospital will do 'everything but' MAID-After the previous board chair resigned, Tom Carson, took over as chair of the board of St. Boniface Hospital earlier this month.While he said his personal beliefs may differ, Carson respects the decisions informed by faith, especially given the hospital was founded by the Grey Nuns and has along history of being governed by the Catholic church."St. Boniface will do everything but the shortening of somebody's life," Carson said.The hospital is one of only two in Winnipeg that provides palliative care — a service which focuses on reducing pain in terminally-ill patients. The other facility is at Riverview Health Centre.Carson said he and the remaining board members are focused now on making sure patients who require MAID do not have to face discomfort in their transfers to other facilities that provide medical-assisted deaths."For us, the issue really is how do we make sure that movement is the most compassionate it can be," he said.St. Boniface, like Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, another faith-based institution, will allow medical assisted death assessments to take place on-site and assist in transferring patients to another hospital to receive MAID services. Misericordia Health Centre provides patients with materials on how to contact MAID.A written statement from Manitoba's Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen said the province respects the decisions by healthcare facilities who elect not to provide medical-assisted deaths."However those facilities that do not perform MAID are required to have protocols and procedures in place to transfer patients, in a manner that is safe and dignified, to an alternate facility," he said.Since March 2016, there have been 52 medical-assisted deaths in Manitoba.DEAD ANIMALS
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,(EARTH) because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
2 I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD.
3 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD.
Beetle infestation found in beehives imported from Ontario-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 19, 2017
A beetle whose larvae can destroy beehives has been discovered in northeastern New Brunswick, where it arrived with Ontario bees imported to pollinate blueberry crops.The New Brunswick government says it has quarantined some honey bee colonies after the discovery of a small hive beetle infestation on the Acadian peninsula.Kevin McCully, the provincial director of agriculture, said officials are unsure how the beetle got past what he called a rigorous inspection process for imported bees.Beekeepers "have to send us their forms showing their inspection results, and they were all reported to not have any presence of small hive beetles in them," he said."So we were very surprised when we did some spot checks and found them."-Found in other provinces-The small hive beetle has been a problem in southern Ontario, but has also been found in Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec.Last year, New Brunswick increased the minimum rate of inspections of apiaries coming from Ontario to 50 per cent of colonies, and required inspections within 30 days, rather than six months, of the importation date.- 'Zombie' honeybees make first appearance in Canada -The beetles are mostly a threat to the bees' homes. Adult small hive beetles find places within honey bee colonies to lay eggs, typically eight. The larvae defecate on the honeycomb, causing the honey to ferment and spoil.There is now a no-movement quarantine on the bees that arrived from the beekeeper in Ontario. That means the bees are not allowed to be taken to any other part of New Brunswick and must be sent back to Ontario by June 22.-Would prefer not to import-In recent years, New Brunswick has put $100,000 a year into a honey bee expansion program to help increase the honey bee population native to New Brunswick.Meanwhile, New Brunswick has allowed 25,000 hives to be brought in from Ontario because they're needed for pollination."We'd rather not do that," McCully said. "We would rather have our own beekeeping to be able to provide that pollination."Government arrived at the large import number to get the maximum economic benefit, he said.The Agriculture Department said New Brunswick and Ontario will work together to see what went wrong this time.-A call for stronger regulations-But for some in the industry, checking to see what went wrong isn't enough.Calvin Hicks, president of the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association, said provincial regulations are not tough enough, and it's only a matter of time before the small hive beetle arrives."Right now, as far as we know, there hopefully aren't any small hive beetles affecting New Brunswick-owned hives," Hicks said in an interview Monday before news of the infestation on the Acadian peninsula.Nova Scotia has moved to ban importing bees from other provinces, but Hicks said that's not possible with the low population honey bee population in New Brunswick."Those requirements have been a bit too lax," he said.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Analysis-EU agencies relocation could still end in political bargaining By Peter Teffer-JUNE 20,17-EUOBSERVER
Brussels, Today, 11:53-A proposal discussed by EU ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday afternoon (20 June) lays out “objective criteria” to determine where the two London-based EU agencies should go after the UK leaves the bloc.However, the text does not say how the criteria should be weighed up.And since the decision will be taken by a vote, it is entirely possible that the country with the smartest lobbying, rather than objectively the best bid - if such a thing exists - wins the day.-Brexit-forced move-By March 2019, the UK is expected to no longer to be a member of the EU, which means the UK-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) need a new home.European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker signed off on a proposal about “the recommended procedure” to select the new hosts of the EMA and the EBA.The text, dated 19 May, was revised last week and sent to member states. The new version, dated 13 June, was largely the same, but with some changes.-Criteria-Both versions, seen by EUobserver, said that the EU commission “will examine the member state offers that have been received within the deadline and will provide an assessment of these on the basis of the stipulated criteria”.The criteria include an “assurance” that the agency can be moved to its new location without any delay.That means the presence of “appropriate office premises with the necessary logistics and sufficient space for offices, meeting rooms and off-site archiving, high-performance telecommunication and data storage networks, as well as appropriate physical and IT security standards”.Other criteria include the “accessibility of the location”; whether there are “adequate education facilities” for the children of staff members; “appropriate access to the labour market, social security and medical care” for the staff's family; whether “highly qualified staff” are available; and the “agreed desirability of geographical spread” of EU agencies.That last point refers to a 2003 objective to locate as many new agencies as possible in member states that joined the EU after that year.-Assessment-However, the text does not specify how the commission will assess the countries' bids.Will it simply offer a matrix of all bids and check off whether they fulfil each of the criteria, or will the commission offer some kind of ranking? Does a bid need to fulfil all criteria, or are some more important than others? Some of the criteria are written in such a way that makes it unclear as to how they should be fulfilled.For instance, take the one on the availability of jobs for spouses and children of staff members.“This criterion concerns the capacity to meet the needs of the children and spouses of the current as well as of future staff for social security and medical care as well as the availability to offer job opportunities for these,” is the only explanation given.It is possible to argue in many different directions on this criterion alone, since the needs of the 500-odd spouses of EMA staff for example are not the same. Job opportunities is sufficiently vague that probably all bidding member states will argue they fulfil that criterion.The role of the criteria in the final decision is not quantified. Instead, the text said that the “decision-making process is informed by the assessment” of the bids by the EU commission.In an addition to last week's version of the text, it was noted that the vote “will be preceded by a political discussion organised among the representatives of the member states on the basis of the commission's assessment”.But even a "political discussion" will not necessarily lead to an outcome based on objective criteria.-Eurovision-style voting-The voting, expected for the October summit in Brussels, will take place as follows:In the first round, each member state can choose a first, second, and third choice: a so-called positioning voting system, which is also used in the Eurovision song contest.If one country is the first choice of 14 member states – a majority – then it wins.If not, all first, second, and third choices will be added up: a first-choice vote will receive three points, a second-choice vote two points, and a third-choice vote one point.The three countries that have the most points will go through to the second round.“In case of more than three offers receiving the highest number of points, all offers that have received the same highest score will go on to the second voting round,” the text said.In the second round, member states have only one point to give out. Here, again, a member state wins if it receives 14 votes, otherwise there has to be a third round.If there is a tie after the third round, the winner will be determined by "drawing lots between the tied offers".Votes will take place in secret ballots. Member states will be sovereign in their decision, meaning that a country could still vote for a bid that, according to the commission's assessment, did not fulfil the criteria.The attempt to arrive at “objective criteria” to determine the new location of the Brexit-affected agencies is laudable, but there is nothing to prevent bickering and an outcome determined by classic political horse-trading.
Four EU states pass on post-Brexit agency spoils By Peter Teffer-JUNE 20,17-EUOBSERVER
Brussels, Today, 07:21-Only four out of the 27 remaining EU member states do not want to host any of the two EU agencies currently located in the United Kingdom: Slovenia, and the three Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.Diplomatic sources told EUobserver that the four countries will not make a bid to become the new home for the European Banking Authority (EBA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA).On Tuesday (20 June), EU affairs ministers will meet in Luxembourg to discuss the procedure for deciding where to locate the EBA and EMA after the UK's exit from the EU.Some twenty member states have said they wanted the EMA, whereas six said they would like to host the EBA – some want both.In the end, EU member states themselves will decide on where the agencies should go, which means a lot of lobbying and tit-for-tat can be expected.But Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Slovenia will not go through the laborious process of convincing their peers.“The whole lobby process is resource-consuming,” said one diplomatic source.The decisions not to make a bid are mostly based on an assessment of their chances.“We have evaluated our chances, looked at it realistically,” said a Lithuanian diplomatic source, noting that the conclusion was not to make a bid for the agencies.Another diplomatic source said the same about Lithuania's Baltic neighbour, Latvia.The Latvian cabinet had a discussion about the possibility, and decided that the competition would be too heavy.“We realistically looked at what a proposal would look like. It was just not feasible,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.Estonian diplomatic sources also confirmed that they would not make a bid, noting they would focus their effort on holding the six-month EU presidency, which kicks off in two weeks.A Slovenian diplomatic source said their government in Ljubljana had officially not made a decision, but given that the criteria on relocation will be discussed this week, and the expected deadline is 31 July, it is not likely that it will make a bid.“We are a small country,” the source added, noting that it would be difficult for Slovenia to fulfil the requirements on the ground at short notice.-Size matters, or does it?-The modesty is notable since Slovenia and the Baltic nations are not the smallest EU countries, and some even smaller EU member states have announced that they want to provide a new home for one of the agencies.The size argument was apparently not a decisive factor for Cyprus, Luxembourg, and Malta, which have fewer inhabitants altogether than Lithuania, Latvia, or Slovenia separately.Luxembourg, which already hosts the European Investment Bank, the EU's translation services, offices of the European Parliament, and Eurostat, has argued that it has a “legal claim” to have the European Banking Authority.The Grand Duchy pointed to a 1965 decision by the six members of the EU's predecessor, the European Community, saying that member state governments were “willing” to locate EU bodies in Luxembourg, “particularly those concerned with finance”.Malta, which already hosts the European Asylum Support Office, wants to host the European Medicines Agency. So does Cyprus, which is one of the five EU members that currently does not have an agency in its territory.-School requirements-The new host cities would not only need to host staff and the agencies' visitors, but also have an international school for the staff members' children.The European Medicines Agency has a staff of around 900, and the European Banking Authority has almost 200.Slovenia's capital Ljubljana already has enough trouble hosting the children of the 92 employees of the EU's Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, which had been set up in 2011.According to a European Parliament report adopted last April, the agency “has repeatedly signalled to the host member state the urgency of the establishment of an European School in Ljubljana”.MEPs had “deplored” the fact that “more than four years after the entry into force of the agreement between the agency and the Slovenian government, no European School has been set up”.A spokeswoman for Slovenia's ministry of education told EUobserver on Monday that the European school in Ljubljana will open on 1 September 2018.The more than forty agencies are not evenly distributed across the EU.Some countries making a bid for one of the Brexit agencies - such as Belgium, France, and Spain - already have four or more.-One is fine-But the Baltic countries and Slovenia seem pleased with the agencies they have.Lithuania, which hosts the 43-staff European Institute for Gender Equality, is satisfied.“We have one and we are happy with it,” said the Lithuanian source.The agency in Latvia, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications Office, has only 27 workers – although the European Commission recently announced that it wants to increase the staff to around sixty.The Estonia-based European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice, is somewhat larger – it has 140 members of staff.After Tuesday's ministerial meeting in Luxembourg, the criteria for how to relocate the post-Brexit agencies are expected to be endorsed by EU leaders at Thursday's summit in Brussels.
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)
Heated words as EU tries to limit Africa migration By Eszter Zalan and Andrew Rettman-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, 19. Jun, 19:23-EU efforts to reduce the amount of migrants coming from Africa are seeing “first results”, amid flaring political tension on immigration.The numbers of people in transit in Niger had fallen drastically and voluntary deportations from Libya had more than doubled thanks to EU projects, Federica Mogherini, the head of the EU foreign service, said in Luxembourg on Monday (19 June).There were 5,000 people in Niger in May en route, most likely, to the EU, compared to 70,000 in the same month last year, she said.The EU, the International Migration Organisation (IOM), and the UN had also sent 4,500 people back home from Libya in the first few months of this year compared to 2,000 in all of last year.Mogherini said the deportees freely “chose” to go home and that the EU gave them logistical and financial support.She added that the Libyan coastguard, with the help of EU advisors and boats, had recently rescued 16,000 migrants at sea.The EU programmes in Africa and the Middle East come amid divisions in Europe on how to handle the situation.-Heated exchange with Germany-Foreign ministers from Austria and Hungary held a heated exchange on the issue with "a large EU country” at the EU meeting on Tuesday, Hungary’s Peter Szjiiarto told press afterward.Szjiiarto, who was alluding to Germany, said it wanted to focus on refugee reception while they wanted to focus on security.He said irregular migration from Africa and the Middle East must “stop” and that people who wanted to live in the EU should be screened at centres in the region instead of in Greece or Italy.“Just imagine how many people’s lives could have been saved” if that had already been the case, he said, making a link between the refugees and terrorist attacks in the EU.Austria’s Sebastian Kurz said: “The Mediterranean-Italy route must be closed to stop illegal migration”.The Swiss-based IOM says 77,004 people came to the EU via the Mediterranean this year up to 14 June, compared to over 214,000 in the same period last year.Another 1,828 people died en route, compared to 2,909 in the period last year.The majority of current migrants, 65,450, were Africans going via Libya to Italy, while 7,967 were mostly Syrians and Iraqis going via Turkey to Greece.-'Advice and assist' mission-Germany has taken in the most migrants in the EU and supports mandatory quotas for burden-sharing with Greece and Italy.But Hungary, together with the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia, has boycotted the EU migrant quotas, amid legal action in the EU court in Luxembourg and by the European Commission.The EU on Monday attributed the new numbers in Niger and Libya to a mixed bag of projects in Africa and the Middle East.These include so called migration compacts with five African states - Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Ethiopia, and Mali - which tie EU aid and trade to stemming flows of people.They also include EU-funded security missions in Mali and Iraq designed to stabilise the countries and curb smuggling as well as humanitarian aid for refugees in Syria.Mogherini said on Monday that the EU foreign service would consider the deployment of an “advice and assist” mission to work on reform of Iraqi security services “rapidly, within the coming months”.
Van attack on London Muslims suggests new polarization-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 19, 2017
LONDON — The rash of deadly terror attacks that has rattled Britain in recent months took an ominous new turn on Monday as Muslim worshippers became targets during the holy month of Ramadan, mowed down by an attacker who plowed a van into a crowd leaving prayers at two mosques in north London.It was the same tactic Islamic extremists used in recent assaults on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge. Those attacks and a third outside a pop concert in Manchester have triggered a surge in hate crimes against Muslims around Britain.British authorities, including Prime Minister Theresa May, and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community following the attack shortly after midnight that injured at least nine people in London's Finsbury Park neighbourhood , which is home to a large Muslim population.Authorities said the incident was being treated as a terror attack. One man died at the scene, although he was receiving first aid at the time and it wasn't clear if he died as a result of the attack or from something else.British media identified the suspect as Darren Osborne, a 47-year-old Briton and father of four living in Cardiff, Wales, who was not known to authorities before the attack.Details about the assailant were sketchy, but the assault — the most dramatic against Muslims in London in recent years — suggested a new, dangerous level of polarization in British society."This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship," May said in a televised address. "And like all terrorism, in whatever form, it shares the same fundamental goal. It seeks to drive us apart — and to break the precious bonds of solidarity and citizenship that we share in this country. We will not let this happen."Mayor Sadiq Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, also urged residents to stand together."While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge, it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect," Khan said, adding that there would be "zero tolerance" for hate crimes."We will not allow these terrorists to succeed. ... We will stay a strong city," the mayor said.May said police would assess security at mosques and provide any additional resources needed ahead of upcoming celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.The Metropolitan Police Service, already stretched by investigations of the earlier attacks and a high-rise apartment fire that killed at least 79 people, said it was putting extra patrols on the streets to protect the public.The attack occurred about 12:20 a.m. when a speeding white van swerved into worshippers emerging from prayers outside the Muslim Welfare House and nearby Finsbury Park Mosque. People surrounded the driver and witnesses said the outraged crowd began attacking him. A local imam, Mohammed Mahmoud, said he and others shielded the man until police could take him away."By God's grace, we were able to protect him from harm," the imam said.Police said the driver was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, including murder and attempted murder.Toufik Kacimi, chief executive of the Muslim Welfare House, told Sky News the attack clearly targeted Muslims, saying the driver acted deliberately and was not drunk or mentally ill."The driver of the van, said 'I did my bit,' which means he's not mentally ill," Kacimi said. "This person was conscious. He did what he did deliberately to hit and kill as many Muslims as possible, so he is a terrorist."But Kacimi said there was no need for the Muslim community to panic, because police and government officials have been "very, very supportive.""At this stage, we are calling for calm," he said.Monday's attack hit a community already feeling targeted from the fallout from three previous attacks in as many months, all blamed on Islamic extremists. Hate crimes directed at Muslims have increased nearly five-fold, according to British security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with official policy.Ali Habib, a 23-year-old student, said residents were upset that Monday's attack wasn't portrayed in the same light as other attacks across Britain."There has been an outpouring of sympathy for all the recent terror attacks but hardly a whisper on this attack," he said. "People are both scared and angry. Parents are scared to send their children to evening prayers. I don't think people understand how much these attacks affect all of us."May attempted to counter that feeling, saying that police arrived at the scene within one minute, and that the incident was classified as a possible terror attack within eight minutes. The prime minister, who has been criticized for failing to show compassion to victims, travelled to the attack site within hours, and met with community and faith leaders."Diverse, welcoming, vibrant, compassionate, confident and determined never to give in to hate. These are the values that define this city," she said later outside Downing Street. "These are the values that define this country."The attack occurred outside the Muslim Welfare House, a small mosque with about 200 congregants. Nearby, evening prayer services had just concluded at the larger Finsbury Park Mosque, which was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9-11 attacks. However, the mosque was shut down and reorganized and has not been associated with radical views for more than a decade.The mosque's current leaders say they support inter-faith dialogue and want to serve the community in north London, which is located near Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal soccer club.Britain's terror alert level is at "severe," meaning security officials believe an attack is highly likely.On June 3, Islamic extremists used a vehicle and then knives to kill eight people and wound dozens of others on London Bridge and in the popular Borough Market area. Police shot and killed the three Islamic extremists who carried out the attack. In March, a man plowed a rented SUV into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people before stabbing a police officer to death outside Parliament. He was also killed by police.Manchester was hit by a deadly attack on May 22 when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert.Danica Kirka, Paisley Dodds And Gregory Katz, The Associated Press.
Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 20, 2017
MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 15 people are dead after a suicide car bomber posing as a milk delivery van detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, police said Tuesday.The death toll may rise, as some were badly hurt in the explosion at Wadajir district headquarters in Mogadishu, Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press.Most of the dead were civilians, Hussein said. Aamin Ambulance service said it had transported 18 wounded, seven of them women. Two of the eight bodies it transported were women, it said.The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack via its Shahada News Agency, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist groups.At the blast scene, debris was burning and bricks and body parts were scattered among destroyed cars. One man was pulled alive from under a large stone after a wall fell on him in the explosion.Weeping women stood nearby, anxiously waiting for news about loved ones.The blast comes less than a week after al-Shabab gunmen carried out an overnight siege on a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, killing at least 31 people.The Somalia-based al-Shabab often targets high-profile areas of Mogadishu, including hotels, military checkpoints and areas near the presidential palace. It has vowed to step up attacks after the recently elected government launched a new military offensive against it.Al-Shabab last year became the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa, with more than 4,200 people killed in 2016, according to the Washington-based Africa Center for Strategic Studies.The extremist group also faces a new military push from the United States after President Donald Trump approved expanded operations, including airstrikes, against al-Shabab.Abdi Guled, The Associated Press.
Cosby trial accuser thanks supporters for love, kindness-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 20, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The woman whose police complaint led to Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is thanking supporters in the wake of the jury deadlock."Thank you for the outpouring of love & kindness & support. I am eternally grateful for the messages I have received in recent days," Andrea Constand said in a tweet Tuesday.Constand, 44, of Toronto, accused the aging comedian of drugging and molesting her at his home near Philadelphia in 2004, when she worked at his alma mater, Temple University.News outlets will ask Judge Steven O'Neill at a hearing Tuesday afternoon to release the jurors' names. They deliberated for 52 hours over six days before announcing they were deadlocked on all three charges. It is not yet clear why jurors could not reach a verdict, or how close they came.Cosby, 79, has called the sexual encounter consensual. Prosecutors vowed to retry him, and O'Neill said he would hear the case within four months.Alternate juror Mike McCloskey said Monday he was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict. He says he "probably" would have voted to convict, though he did not take part in the deliberations. He found the taped phone call played in court between Cosby and Constand's mother, in which Cosby described the sexual encounter with her daughter, particularly disturbing.Prosecutors are fighting to keep the jurors' identities a secret, arguing in court documents Monday that releasing them would result in a "publicity onslaught" and make picking a jury for Cosby's planned retrial more difficult. Media organizations including The Associated Press urged a judge to release them, saying the public has an interest in "confirming that the outcome of the first trial was the result of an impartial process."Pennsylvania law allows the public release of jurors' names, but judges have discretion to keep them a secret under certain conditions. McCloskey first came forward to a Pittsburgh radio station.O'Neill advised jurors when the trial ended Saturday that they didn't need to discuss the case."It can never be clearer that if you speak up, you could be chilling the justice system in the future if jurors are needed in this case," O'Neill told them.Cosby, the actor and comedian once known as "America's Dad," was charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault.His publicists read a letter from Cosby's wife, Camille, on the courthouse steps after the trial that attacked O'Neill as "arrogant" and District Attorney Kevin Steele as "heinous" and "ambitious."Dozens of women have come forward to say he drugged and assaulted them, but this was the only case to result in criminal charges.The AP does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.Maryclaire Dale And Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press.
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