NYC subway terror bombing suspect found guilty

NYC subway terror bombing suspect found guilty

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Bangladeshi immigrant charged with detonating a homemade pipe bomb in a passageway between subway stations in New York City was found guilty on all charges Tuesday.Akayed Ullah, 28, was accused of detonating and attempting to detonate a bomb in a subway station near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Dec. 11, 2017.He was indicted in January for providing and attempting to prove material support to ISIS, using a weapon of mass destruction, bombing a public transportation system and conducting a terrorist attack, among other federal charges.During the trial, jurors were shown surveillance video of Ullah leaving his home, getting onto the subway and finally getting burned when his bomb went off. Ullah was seen splayed on the ground as police officers approached with guns drawn.After the verdict was announced in Manhattan federal court, Ullah said he was upset with President Trump but the defense denied he was a supporter of the Islamic State, as prosecutors alleged.He faces up to life in prison.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement that it was fitting that Ullah’s conviction fell on election day“Ullah’s sinister purpose was to harm and terrorize as many innocent people in his path as possible, by using deadly violence to make a political statement. Ullah’s conviction by a unanimous jury of New Yorkers falls on an Election Day, which fittingly underscores the core principles of American democracy and spirit: Americans engage in the political process through votes, not violence. Today, Ullah stands convicted, he faces a potential life sentence, and his purpose failed. New York City remains a shining symbol of freedom and hope,” the statement said.Ullah only seriously injured himself when his homemade bomb exploded in a passageway crowded with morning commuters. The defense said Ullah only intended to kill himself, though prosecutors accused him of a “lone wolf” terror attack on behalf of ISIS.It was a Monday at 7:20 a.m. when Ullah, who moved to the U.S. in 2010, detonated an improvised bomb only blocks away from one of New York’s largest transit hubs. Only five people suffered minor injuries, despite rush hour crowds traveling through the area.Surveillance footage showed commuters walking in the passageway when the bomb exploded, then smoke filled the screen and people scattered. In the video, Ullah appeared to fall to the ground. Police later said his arm and torso were badly injured in the blast. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Legal change would force firms to take bias seriously

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Age discrimination will only be taken seriously by all employers if it is made illegal, TVnetwork CNN’s HR manager said at a meeting with Age Concern’s director general last week.HR manager at CNN Clare McEnvoy told Personnel Today, “We have to move towards legislation to stop some employers discriminating on age grounds.”She added, “If we are tackling sexism and racism along these lines then why not age discrimination too, especially given the serious nature of the problem. It will only be taken seriously by all employers if it is illegal.”McEnvoy said CNN wanted a range of ages because its international television audience was so diverse. “When we are short-listing people we make sure that we are looking at their key skill and competencies, not at age.”Baroness Greengross addressed a group of 50 HR professionals from the broadcasting industry at the Groucho Club in London. She said ageism was rife and only a minority of employers were committed to tackling the problem. “We have a form of discrimination that is virulent, damaging and destructive.”She said she wants to see ageism made illegal but favours introducing it as part of equal opportunities legislation.Speaking afterwards, Deborah Davinson, HR manager at Pearson Television, said the company promoted age diversity through an awareness programme. “Generally we don’t find we have a problem getting people through the door, but if we want to ensure that our programmes reflect what is happening we need people from diverse backgrounds.”www.ace.org.uk Legal change would force firms to take bias seriouslyOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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BMT Defence Services to Use DSEi as Platform for Promotion of Naval Design

first_img View post tag: News by topic Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today BMT Defence Services to Use DSEi as Platform for Promotion of Naval Design View post tag: design View post tag: Promotion View post tag: platform View post tag: use View post tag: Naval August 2, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: BMT BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, will use the prestigious DSEi exhibition in London next month as a platform to showcase its global capabilities in both naval design and acquisition support.BMT will also launch a new and unique service to the defence industry designed specifically to address the recognised need for a truly collaborative approach between the UK’s MoD and industry.Over the last 25 years, BMT’s innovation, expertise and ability to tackle the most complex design and systems issues has played an integral role in helping to deliver key land, sea and air projects for the international defence sector.Both local and international delegates visiting the show will have the opportunity to engage with BMT’s systems and marine engineers, naval architects and software developers and discuss the specific challenges they face. Muir Macdonald, Managing Director at BMT Defence Services explains: “Our rich pedigree in naval engineering and, over more recent years, our successful expansion into the land domain has meant that we have become a trusted partner for the UK’s MoD and allied countries, helping to enhance operations and deliver innovative capability for personnel on the front line.We have invested significantly in developing relationships and global partnerships, in order to support the UK Government’s initiative to export knowledge and expertise to responsible nations and promote the UK as a global engineering authority. Our people are well placed to impart their knowledge on how to do business overseas through the many projects we have been involved in and our successful export strategy. We are beginning to see the fruits of our labour, having secured a number of key defence contracts where our skills and expertise are making a real difference.”BMT Reliability Consultants and BMT Isis, part of the wider BMT group of companies, will also join BMT Defence Services at the stand in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the group’s expertise and knowledge in the defence industry.[mappress]Source: BMT, August 2, 2011; BMT Defence Services to Use DSEi as Platform for Promotion of Naval Design Share this article View post tag: services View post tag: Defence View post tag: DSEilast_img read more

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Adjunct Faculty History

first_imgWorking/Environmental Conditions UA EEO Statement Teach undergraduate or graduate level courses in History. Developteaching materials, take an active role in the assessment process.Perform grading and reporting tasks accurately and in a timelymanner. Assist with departmental projects and programs, and attenddepartmental meetings as requested. Performs other job-relatedduties as assigned. Adjunct faculty members provide qualitylearning experience for students and support the educationalphilosophy, mission, and vision of Texas Southern University, theCollege of Liberal Arts, and the department of History, Geography,and General Studies. Adjunct faculty members teach classes,evaluate student performance, and maintain and submit studentrecords in accordance with university policies. Adjunct facultymembers work in a collaborative manner with colleagues and adhereto all of the policies and procedures outlined in the TexasSouthern University Faculty Manual, Undergraduate Catalog, and MAPPpolicies. Security Sensitive Position?Yes Position End Date (if temporary) Official TSU TitleAdjunct Faculty History Essential Duties Summary Hours of WorkTBA Teach undergraduate or graduate courses in History. Developteaching materials. Perform grading and reporting tasks accuratelyand in a timely manner. Take an active role in the assessmentprocess. Assist with departmental projects and programs. Attenddepartmental meetings as requested. Perform other job-relatedduties as required. Successful candidate will demonstrate stable and successfulemployment history in a higher education environment. Education % FTE Desired start date Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience. Work Experience N/A Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. * Do you have a Master of Arts in History or higher from anaccredited college or university or Master’s Degree or higher in aclosely related field from an accredited college or university?YesNocenter_img Master of Arts in History or higher from an accredited college oruniversity or Master’s Degree or higher in a closely related fieldfrom an accredited college or university. It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures Position Details Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsTeaching PhilosophyOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 N/A Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Grant TitleN/A Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Vary Required Licensing/Certification Posting NumberTSU202229 Posting Details Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Close Date N/Alast_img read more

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CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Evansville City Councilman Charged Criminally

first_img Evansville City Councilman Charged CriminallyAn Evansville City Councilman is facing criminal charges. Councilman Jonathan Weaver is charged in the Vanderburgh Superior Court with invasion of privacy. The misdemeanor charge stems from allegedly violating a protective order. According to…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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OCPD Weekly Activity Report September 3-9

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Calls for Service: 837           Daily Average: 119September 3, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 193Vehicle Stops: 45 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 40 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 11 Fire and 9 EMS callsFraud, 2200 block Asbury Ave., at 10:00amVehicle accident, 1400 block West Ave., at 12:06pmWarrant, 34th St., one in custody, at 12:46pmWarrant, Brighton Pl., one in custody, at 1:38pmTheft, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 6:40pmTheft, 1100 block Asbury Ave., at 7:07pmVehicle accident, 4th St.& Atlantic Ave., at 8:00pmVehicle accident, 24th St. & Bay Ave., at 8:23pmSeptember 4, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 131Vehicle Stops: 24 Accidents: 4 Property Checks: 27 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and 6 EMS callsVehicle accident, 35th St & West Ave., at 10:18amVehicle accident, Gardens Pkwy. & W. Atlantic Blvd., at 12:19pmVehicle accident, 800 block Moorlyn Terr., at 1:33pmWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 2:39pmVehicle accident, 36th St., at 3:49pmSeptember 5, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 106Vehicle Stops: 27 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 33  Alarms: 9The Police Department assisted with 14 fire and 13 EMS callsVehicle accident, 800 block 6th St., at 1:48amVehicle accident, Victoria La., at 1:28pmTheft, Arkansas Ave., at 2:09pmVehicle accident, 29th St. & Central Ave., at 3:57pmTheft, 900 block Ocean Ave., at 5:22pmSeptember 6, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 88Vehicle Stops: 16 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 36 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 10 EMS callsAssault, 600 block 4th St., at 4:11amWarrant, 900 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 8:57amSeptember 7, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 96Vehicle Stops: 16 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 36 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 12 fire and 9 EMS callsVehicle accident, 400 block Wesley Ave., at 7:29pmDomestic violence, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 8:55pmSeptember 8, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 113Vehicle Stops: 34 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 29 Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 10 fire and 11 EMS callsWarrant, 4200 block West Ave., one in custody, at 12:48pmSeptember 9, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 106Vehicle Stops: 26   Vehicle Accidents:3 Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 13 fire and 15 EMS callsTheft, 500 block 9th St., at 12:50pmVehicle accident, 400 block Battersea Rd., at 1:50pmVehicle accident, 5th St. & Asbury Ave., at 5:39pmVehicle accident, 55th St. & West Ave., at 10:28pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all Motor Vehicle laws similar to that of a Vehicle.       They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires Vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.By City Ordinance alcohol is not allowed on the beach and boardwalk or other public locations. Fines for this offense are $250.00last_img read more

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A closer look at ‘Who’s Choosin’ Who?’

first_imgMelissa Harris-Perry, the host of the weekend news and political talk show that bears her name on MSNBC, addressed nearly 400 people at Radcliffe’s Knafel Center on Thursday for the Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture. Her topic: “Who’s Choosin’ Who? Race, Gender, and the New American Politics.”A professor of political science at Wake Forest University and a columnist for The Nation, Harris-Perry said she believes that living in a democracy means having the right to govern and not simply be governed, to rule and not just be ruled, to be heard and not silenced, and to lose without fear that the winners will take all. But securing that system, she noted — and especially a share for the losers in an election ― is difficult in practice.“Thomas Jefferson is my personal obsession, having grown up at the University of Virginia and because he is in the moment of penning the Declaration of Independence doing an extraordinary thing, that many in the political world failed to do in this moment,” Harris-Perry said. “He writes an aspirational document and this document is key to the thing that continues to make America an interesting project.”The struggle, however, is fulfilling the promise of Jefferson’s statement that all men are created equal. “[Martin Luther King Jr.] later calls it a check that has come back for insufficient funds,” said Harris-Perry. “But it’s better that the check was written — then it is clear that the debt is owed.”A steady expansion of franchise for Americans began in 1870 with the 15th Amendment, which promised that voting rights could not be denied “on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, secured the voting rights of women.Both African-Americans and women have cultivated that franchise, Harris-Perry said. Black voters are becoming an increasing portion of the overall electorate. By most measures, in 2000 and 2008, African-American voters exceeded other minority groups and white voter turnout. In every election since 1980, the number of female voters have exceeded the male voter turnout. In 2004, 8.4 million more women than men voted in the election, she said.“What we see is that black folks really take pretty good care of their franchise,” Harris-Perry said. “If you take it by gender, you will see this is powered by black women. Black women are the reason Barack Obama is president.”Women are too complicated and diverse to be identified as a single voting block, she argued. In the 2008 presidential election, 56 percent of white women voted for Republican Mitt Romney. He also won the married woman vote. Obama won the votes of 96 percent of African-Americans, as well as the majority of Latino and single women.“So the gender gap is real, but it is crossed by race and status,” said Harris-Perry. “I think we do a disservice in thinking of the franchise as primarily being about identity groups, and that we might be better to remember other aspects of our constitution.”One example she sighted was the 13th Amendment, which impacted the voting rights of people in prisons across the nation. In 2010, 5.8 million Americans were incarcerated and unable to vote. She also focused on current legal battles dealing with the requirement that voters have specific identification as well as access to polling places.But Harris-Perry said the real challenge is encouraging women, African-Americans, and other minorities to seek office.“I want to think about how we determine who is governing and is this just,” she said. “I think of voting like the brushing your teeth of democracy: I’m pleased but not impressed.”Gregory Davis, 26, a first-year doctoral student in African-American studies, was one of many attendees who stood in line to ask Harris-Perry a question following her lecture.“She was candid and she talked about politics in a way I have not thought about before, and about the give-and-take of taking power, giving power to other people, and how we negotiate and manage that,” he said. “It was a really brilliant illustration of the world we are in right now.”last_img read more

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Photographs and memories

first_img Amy Poehler delivers the Class Day address in 2011. Photo by Ted Fitzgerald/Boston Herald Associated Press photographer Elise Amendola is pictured in Harvard Yard. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer AP photographer Elise Amendola said Oprah Winfrey “was incredibly moved to receive an honorary degree. More so than I think I recall anybody else. And when she had the degree she clutched it to her chest and teared up. It just made for a beautiful picture.” Photo by Elise Amendola/AP Photo Oprah Winfrey clasps Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s hand. Both received honorary degrees in 2013. Photo by Elise Amendola/AP Photo Every Commencement at Harvard, the Yard fills with graduates and their families celebrating the completion of hard-earned degrees. But look closely in the front row, and you’ll see another jovial gathering. Press photographers from all over the region flock to the Yard to immortalize the regalia and traditions in Tercentenary Theatre. For the Boston press corps, noted for its collegiality, it’s a reunion of sorts — a chance to catch up while photographing some big names. After many years of recording the event, they all have their own favorite Commencement memories, and photos.Bloomberg News freelance photographer Neal Hamberg has attended Harvard Commencements since 1981. “Harvard knows how to throw a party. It’s almost a carnival atmosphere,” he said. “You’ve got balloons. Everybody’s happy, and of course everybody’s happy. They’re graduating from Harvard!” “All through the procession and when he was up on stage, he was just thrilled to be there and getting that degree,” Bloomberg photographer Neal Hamberg said of Bill Gates. Photo by Neal Hamberg/Bloomberg News Elise AmendolaAssociated Press staff photographer Elise Amendola has photographed Harvard Commencement since 1991. She speaks about photographing Oprah Winfrey in 2013 and Yo-Yo Ma ‘76 in 1991. “This wasn’t my first time at the rodeo,” said Boston Herald staff photographer Ted Fitzgerald, who has photographed Commencement since 1986 and has been in the business for almost 40 years. He noted the great visuals that come from the overall spirit of the day. As each School is announced, the graduates all raise symbols of their studies — the Law School yields gavels, the School of Education waves children’s books, and the Kennedy School throws inflatable globes. “You leave the Yard feeling good about what you have, as far as pictures go. You know that when you get back … they’ll be happy back there at the photo desk.”And there are always surprises. The honorary degree recipients are always top-notch and their identities are kept under wraps until Commencement morning. It’s not uncommon to see a head of state, a Nobel laureate, even a movie star on the stage. Ted Fitzgerald Oprah Winfrey high-fives graduates as she walks with Henry Louis Gates Jr. during the procession. Photo by Elise Amendola/AP Photo Brian Snyder Neal Hamberg Microsoft founder Bill Gates returns to Harvard to collect his honorary degree. He urged the Class of 2007 to change the world for the millions of people who live in poverty and die of preventable diseases each year. Photo by Neal Hamberg/Bloomberg News Ted FitzgeraldBoston Herald staff photographer Ted Fitzgerald has photographed Harvard Commencement since 1986. He speaks about photographing Amy Poehler in 2011 and the overall spirit of Commencement in the Yard. Reuters staff photographer Brian Snyder, who first arrived at a Harvard Commencement in 1989, remembered the surprising moment in 2011 when Plácido Domingo sang the degree conferral to fellow honorand Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The U.S. Supreme Court associate justice gave the tenor a heartfelt embrace.The month of May is filled with commencements all over Cambridge and Boston, and experienced photographers are there every time, witnessing them all. Each ceremony has its traditions, but as Hamberg said: “Somehow it’s just not the same kind of atmosphere as you get in good old, historic Harvard Yard, with John Harvard looking down at you.” “This was truly an unplanned moment. He knew he was going to sing. She had no idea. And her reaction was really amazing. It was a real surprise for her,” Reuters photographer Brian Snyder said of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s response to Plácido Domingo’s serenade. Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters Reuters photographer Brian Snyder is pictured in Harvard Yard. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Neal HambergBloomberg News freelance photographer Neal Hamberg has photographed Harvard Commencement since 1981. He speaks about photographing Bill Gates in 2007. Associated Press staff photographer Elise Amendola has photographed the festivities since 1991. “What I love about the Commencement is the pomp and ceremony, and the fact that every year it’s the same thing, but it’s variations on the same theme,” she said.There are the evergreen moments — the honorary degree recipient group photo in front of Massachusetts Hall, the procession past the John Harvard Statue, the Middlesex County sheriff in top hat and tails calling order to the Morning Exercises, the University Marshal presiding, and the University president overlooking the stage from the Holyoke Chair. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (left) reacts as tenor Plácido Domingo sings a portion of the citation for Ginsburg’s honorary doctor of laws degree. Domingo was also honored during the 2011 ceremony, with an honorary doctor of music degree. Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (left) shows Eduard Shevardnadze, former Soviet foreign minister, how to do the wave shortly before Commencement in 1991. The two honorary degree recipients react to the assembled graduates enjoying the festivities. Photo by Elise Amendola/AP Photo Boston Herald photographer Ted Fitzgerald is pictured in Harvard Yard. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Bloomberg News freelance photographer Neal Hamberg is pictured in Harvard Yard. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard School of Education graduates celebrated by waving children’s books in 2011. “Harvard’s famous for those all-in-one good visuals,” said Boston Herald photographer Ted Fitzgerald. Photo by Ted Fitzgerald/Boston Herald Elise Amendola Brian SnyderReuters staff photographer Brian Snyder has photographed Harvard Commencement since 1989. He speaks about photographing Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Plácido Domingo in 2011.last_img read more

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Passing the barre

first_imgA dancer stood on stage at Farkas Hall in the “B-plus” position, her back leg bent and big toe on the floor. She was rehearsing for the spring production of Harvard Ballet Company (HBC), a student-run group that feted its 25th anniversary last year. The 50-member company’s biannual performances fuse classical and contemporary dance and feature the choreography of students, alumni, and guest artists.The spring show’s theme was searching. Mara Milner ’20, an HBC board member and co-director who studies social studies and economics at Harvard, said a show celebrating women is in the works for fall.Milner contrasts the “familial atmosphere” of her troupe with an industry often characterized as “extremely cutthroat and competitive.”“We share jokes and endless laughing … and genuinely love spending time together,” she said, adding that the dancers “stand in the wings during shows cheering each other on.”At HBC, Milner has done a little of everything, from running auditions to doing makeup. She’s even worked as a tech producer, wielding a radial arm saw and pneumatic wrench. “You get to touch every aspect of production at a student-run ballet.”last_img read more

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Pharmacist charged in COVID-19 vaccine case to plead guilty

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin pharmacist accused of trying to spoil dozens of vials of COVID-19 vaccine has agreed to plead guilty in federal court. Forty-six-year-old Steven Brandenburg, of Grafton, is charged with two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and a $250,000 fine on each count. Police arrested Brandenburg on Dec. 31 as part of an investigation into how 57 vials of the Moderna vaccine were left for hours outside a refrigerator at Advocate Aurora Health in Grafton, a Milwaukee suburb. The vials contained enough vaccine to inoculate more than 500 people. Jason Baltz, Brandenburg’s attorney, declined to comment Tuesday to The Associated Press.last_img read more

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