5 October 2009Farmers in Mauritania will receive financial help to turn milk into butter and cheese, to clean and package the vegetables they grow and to add value to other raw products under a $12 million programme unveiled by the United Nations agency tasked with eradicating rural poverty. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced yesterday that it will provide a grant of $6 million and a loan of $6 million as part of the scheme, which aims to boost food production and to lower the West African country’s dependence on food imports. The project is designed to develop the “value chains” of agricultural items, where basic products are processed or transformed and thus become more marketable and more lucrative for farmers. Butter and cheese can be sold at higher prices than raw milk, for example, while vegetables that have been cleaned and packaged can also generate higher prices. Aside from milk and vegetables, this project will help farmers who produce or work with dates, poultry, red meat, skins and hides, and non-timber forest products, IFAD said in a press release. In total, some 9,500 households are likely to benefit directly. Increasing the income of farmers in Mauritania will boost national production and help reduce the country’s reliance on food imports. This is particularly important as the impoverished country becomes more and more urbanized – next year, two thirds of the population are expected to be living in urban areas, and the capital, Nouakchott, is already a major consumer of imported food products.
The simple symbolic ceremony to release the land took place at the Thelippalai Divisional Secretariat in the presence of State officials and land owners.Major General Dharshana Hettiaarachchi, Commander, Security Forces – Jaffna symbolizing the formal release of those lands handed over the relevant documents to the District Secretary for Jaffna, N. Vethanayahan who was present, together with Thelippalai Divisional Secretary, State officials in both Jaffna and Thelippalai Secretariats, civilians and land owners. (Colombo Gazette) A total of 19.72 acres of land in Myladdy north and east inside the Palaly Army Cantonment and a portion adjoining it were released on Monday. The Sri Lanka Army has released more private land occupied by the military in the North, the Army media unit said today.The Army said that the land was released as part of its commitment to return state and private lands being used by the Security Forces in the North and East of the country. A small portion (0.25 acres) of the released land in Myladdy belongs to the State while the remainder is owned by private owners.
LONDON — Production of “Fast & Furious 9” has been halted after a stuntman for the action movie was severely injured in England.Work on the latest installment of the long-running franchise was put on hold Monday following the accident at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, 35 miles (53 kilometres) northwest of London.Joe Watts, a professional stuntman who teaches tumbling at a performing arts school outside London, was airlifted from the movie’s set with what Hertfordshire police said were “serious injuries.” He remained hospitalized on Tuesday.The Creative Academy, the school were Watts teaches, said it was “saddened” by his accident.“Fast & Furious 9,” starring film series regulars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, is due for release in 2020.The Associated Press
Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 11, 2017 2:41 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,149.14, up 43.86 points):Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 11 cents, or 0.44 per cent, to $24.81 on 4.7 million shares. The Ontario Securities Commission says it has reached a preliminary settlement deal with the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Manulife Securities Inc. after a number of clients were inadvertently charged excessive investment fees.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 16 cents, or 1.76 per cent, to $9.24 on 3.9 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 20 cents, or 1.77 per cent, to $11.48 on 3.71 million shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Up three cents, or 0.96 per cent, to $3.14 on 3.68 million shares.Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD). Oil and gas. Down 16 cents, or 3.98 per cent, to $3.86 on 3.27 million shares.HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM). Miner. Up 62 cents, or 8.09 per cent, to $8.28 on 3.19 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience stores. Up 84 cents, or 1.42 per cent, to $60.15 on 1.9 million shares. The Quebec-based company says it has signed an agreement to buy Upper Midwest U.S. convenience store player Holiday. The transaction will see Couche-Tard acquire 374 stores operated by Holiday and 148 franchisees.Jean Coutu Group Inc. (TSX:PJC.A). Drug store chain. Up 52 cents, or 2.65 per cent, to $20.12 on 356,743 shares. The Quebec-based pharmacy retailer reported higher first-quarter revenue but lower profit compared with last year, mostly because of its generic drug manufacturing division. It had $45.5 million or 25 cents per share of net income in the quarter. That’s down from $49 million or 27 cents per share in the comparable period last year. Overall revenue increased to $750.4 million from $723.6 million a year earlier, mostly because of overall market growth.Pengrowth Energy Corp. (TSX:PGF). Oil and gas. Unchanged at 99 cents on 840,452 shares. The Calgary-based oil and natural gas company says it has a new agreement to sell producing assets in the Olds-Garrington area of central Alberta for $300 million cash. Due to the deal, it now expects to produce an average of between 41,500 and 43,500 oil-equivalent barrels per day in 2017, down from the previous estimate of between 43,500 and 45,500 barrels per day. Pengrowth says a previously announced deal to sell an asset package in the Swan Hills area of northern Alberta has been terminated due to the buyer’s inability to arrange financing.
“The crisis in Mali can only be resolved through an inclusive and viable political agreement that can be implemented,” Hervé Ladsous said at a briefing to the Council during which the Foreign Minister of Mali, Abdoulaye Diop, also spoke. Mr. Ladsous said there is a historical opportunity currently present in Mali as the international community has shown willingness to accompanying the parties in reaching and implementing a peace agreement. “Extremism and criminality thrive in the lack of law and order,” he said, stressing that it was critical that all parties distance themselves from violent, illicit activities. The Security Council must also emphasize that point, and he also pointed out that, since the last Council meeting on Mali, three more peacekeepers had lost their lives. Introducing the Secretary-General’s 27 March report on Mali, he said that two of the three Malian parties – the Government and the so-called ‘Platform’ of northern movements – had initialled the text of a draft peace agreement on 1 March, following the fifth round of inter-Malian dialogue in Algiers.The other coalition of northern movements known as the ‘Coordination,’ however, requested more time to consult with their constituency, he said. Talks continued between the Coordination and the international mediators, and the coalition had indicated it, too, would sign on next week on the understanding that further talks to clarify modalities of the agreement would follow. That was not certain at this point however, he cautioned.As progress towards a negotiated solution advanced, it is critical that the Malian parties, supported by the mediators, begin putting in place a detailed framework and calendar of implementation, he said. Clear and robust implementation mechanisms would build confidence.However, the security situation continues to remain a challenge. On 19 February, parties recommitted themselves to the ceasefire that is so far holding. Mr. Ladsous warned against any party seeking to gain ground militarily, emphasizing that peace is only possible through negotiations. Speaking on deployment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), he said efforts are ongoing to scale up operations in the northern regions. The military component has now reached 80 per cent of authorized deployment and that figure should rise significantly in the weeks to come. At the same time, infrastructure is being built, though hampered by security challenges.Moreover, outreach to local populations is an important component of the Mission’s work, Mr. Ladsous said, reiterated that to continue these efforts, budgetary support is needed.
4:32PMSigns say Grenfell Tower was “corporate murder of poor” As the days pass after the Grenfell Tower blaze, incredible tales of bravery are continuing to emerge.Pictures have emerged of a four-year-old girl being saved when a man known only as Pat caught her “like a rugby ball tucked in his chest” when she was thrown from the fifth floor.But witnesses fear the worst for her mother as the flat was engulfed in flames seconds after the small child was thrown out. Demonstrators stormed the offices of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) over its handling of the crisis amid concerns that earlier renovation work was linked to the dramatic spread of the blaze. 5:14PM’I hope they see this on TV – it’s a disgrace’ Illuminated by candlelight, west London came together in grief.Nearly three days since a fire ravaged Grenfell Tower, killing at least 30, hundreds of mourners stood arm in arm at a vigil.Many wept openly as a sea of candles softly illuminated the road outside the Latymer Christian Centre, just yards from the site of the blaze. They are asking for answers and justice following the loss of life and destruction of homes.Angry protesters are shouting outside the town hall and council offices. People are explaining their grievances and asking to know who is responsible.They are asking council officers to come outside. Prime Minister Theresa May is facing more criticism for failing to meet survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy when she visited the scene of the blaze.Mrs May met police and firefighters dealing with the aftermath of the disaster during a private visit to the west London site, but unlike Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, she was not seen to speak to families and residents. 8:59AM’It sent chills through me’: Simon Cowell spurred to release charity single by ‘heartbreaking’ reports Lovely thank you letter received by crews at #GrenfellTower. The support we have received from all over the world has been overwhelming. pic.twitter.com/gnlPNu8j6t— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 15, 2017 1:55PMSadiq Khan writes open letter to Theresa May demanding ‘action, answers, justice’ Many pooled around the tribute wall which has sprung up on the side of the Latymer Christian Centre, taking photos and leaving flowers and messages.Ms Mercer told the Press Association: “It is wonderful but it is making the grieving hard because it feels like Notting Hill Carnival at the moment.”I think the community itself is, we are sort of wanting it to stay in the W10, W11, Notting Hill area.”If people want to make a donation or to show they are thinking about us that’s fine, but to stay around, some start to treat it like a tourist attraction.”For people here in the community, we cannot wait for the tower to be pulled down, it is a constant reminder.”The focus for us at the moment is what happened to these missing people, not what happened to the building, people are more important.” 7:36AMMore than 1,800 plan Westminster ‘justice’ rally 11:57PM’I needed to do something’ Protesters walk towards the Grenfell Tower, during a demonstration following the fire that engulfed the 24-storey buildingCredit:AP 4:59PMDemands of protesters Here’s how you can support those affected by the fire in West London: https://t.co/vcXUvic1aR pic.twitter.com/3zcYKjl7mz— JustGiving (@JustGiving) June 14, 2017 May is leaving to shouts of “Coward” pic.twitter.com/6w0ijiDpZy— Hannah Al-Othman 🐝 (@HannahAlOthman) June 16, 2017 On Thursday the Queen paid tribute to the “bravery” of firefighters who battled the fire and praised the “incredible generosity” of volunteers offering their support. Volunteers organise boxes of donations following the Grenfell Tower fireCredit:David Mirzoeff/PA A strong campaigner on mental health, William said it was important that those affected talked about the trauma they had witnessed.Loubna Aghzafi, 42, a local resident, told William that many people she had spoken to were not yet able to share their experiences.He replied: “They may want to eventually. They must talk about it.” 12:22PMBreaking: Police say 30 people confirmed as dead People hold candles aloft during a vigil outside Latymer Church, close to Grenfell TowerCredit:PA 6:08PMMeanwhile in Kensington there are chants of ‘Theresa May must go’ Mohammed ‘Saber’ Neda, 57 with his wife Shakila, 45, and 24-year-old son FarhadCredit:SWNS More chants of “Tories out!”Pretty striking scene this. pic.twitter.com/MYl5ToqbbL— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) June 16, 2017 5:32PMTheresa May leaves church to shouts of “coward” As dusk approached, the protesters were greeted by the shell of Grenfell Tower on the horizon, the charred edifice a stark sight against the bright skyline. Throughout the march chants of “justice” had rippled up the crowd.”We are here today because you must look at that building with tears streaming down your face,” one woman told the group as they neared the foot of the tower.Pausing, the hundreds fell silent for a moment before breaking into applause and cheers for those killed.”We need answers and we need answers now,” another man said through a megaphone.”This should not be happening in the United Kingdom, this should never happen.” People storm the Kensington & Chelsea town hall to protest for the #GrenfellTower fire. These are their demands pic.twitter.com/QzLv6m9mpg— Evdoxia Lymperi (@EvdoxiaL) June 16, 2017 https://t.co/6OUWYPHnHB— lily #labourtine🎈 (@lilyallen) June 16, 2017 Prime Minister Theresa May faces cries of “coward”, “help us” and “shame on you” as she leaves St Clement’s Church after meeting survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster, but the Prime Minister says she is doing everything she can to offer assistance to those affected. Theresa May: ‘The stories I heard at the hospital were horrific. People have been left with nothing’ #GrenfellTower— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) June 16, 2017 1:17PMAndrea Leadsom confronted by angry local as she defends Theresa May A protest is taking place outside Kensington Town Hall following the #GrenfellTower fire pic.twitter.com/31P1gvXCq8— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 16, 2017 Prime Minister Theresa May has been pictured leaving London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.She had spent almost an hour speaking to patients and staff at the hospital, which has a specialist burns unit and has been treating eight survivors.Mrs May was heading to Whitehall to chair a meeting about the Government’s response to the tragedy this afternoon. He added that there is “nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately”.Mr Cundy said the conditions at the scene are “particularly hazardous” and the search will take some time.He said the investigation is now being led by police, emphasising that charges will be brought if criminal acts are established. His uncle Aref, 54, told The Sun about how the Mrs Neda, who suffers from a muscle disease, collapsed from the smoke that was entering their home.He said: “Shekeb needed to get her out quickly. He took her arms, put them around his neck and carried her over his back down all 24 floors.”Flora was still in a coma in hospital last night, and Mr Neda is in hospital too. Friends said he is awake and “getting better”. Click here to read more. Sidani Atmani, 41, said his neighbour on the 15th floor, a man he knew as Stephen, died because he had followed fire brigade instructions to stay in his flat.“A lot of people died because of what they were told to do,” he said. “It was horrible.”If there were a lack of fire doors that might also help to explain why the fire spread so rapidly through the building rather than being ‘compartmentalised’. RBKC declined to comment as did the management company.Information released by Kensington and Chelsea Council under a previous Freedom of Information request also suggests that Grenfell tower may not have had a full Fire Risk Assesment since December 2015, despite undergoing a full refurbishment completed in May last year. Experts have been raising concerns for the last 30 years that building regulations concerning fire are not sufficient, especially surrounding fire escapes and the use of cladding to make buildings more energy efficient. The shell of Grenfell Tower hangs over protesters gathering at Notting Hill Methodist ChurchCredit:AFP 9:12PMTheresa May called ‘a coward’ after meeting Grenfell fire victims At least 30 people have died in the Grenfell Tower fire, Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said.”Sadly, that figure will rise,” he said, adding: “Sadly we do not expect to find any survivors.”Mr Cundy said 24 people are being treated in hospital and 12 of them remain in critical care. 4:55PMDispatch from the protest 6:23PMTheresa May: Grenfell victims to be consulted on public inquiry Jeremy Corbyn comforts a local resident at ST Clement’s Church during a visitCredit:PA 6:19PM’The people aren’t satisfied with this so the protests are going to continue’ 8:32PM’Let us walk through the wards and find our children ourselves’ Council statement being read out by protest organisers outside Kensington and Chelsea town hall, cries of ‘not good enough’ pic.twitter.com/XRmGEytFon— Jack Gevertz🏳️🌈 (@jackgevertz) June 16, 2017 7:04PMProtesters march towards Notting Hill Protesters marched north from Kensington to Notting Hill, the numbers swelling as they progressed.Traffic was forced to grind to a halt as the crowd pooled in the middle of Bayswater Road. As they walked, they chanted for justice, with tempers among pockets of the group at times threatening to boil over. 1:51PMPeople who lost homes in Grenfell Tower might be rehoused in other boroughs She declined to speak to anyone outside the meeting where an angry crowd had gathered and police broke up a scuffle among the group as Mrs May’s car drove off. 7:30PM’I’m here because of this child’ 6:40PMTheresa May: This has been an ‘absolutely horrendous tragedy’ Speaking to the BBC, the Prime Minister said:This is not just about finding out what happened, it’s about providing that support. 6:39PM’The tower block is more strong and stable than that woman’s government’ 5:16PMLily Allen filmed the protest 9:41AMTwelve people remain critically ill after fire 10:51AMTheresa May visiting fire victims in hospital Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has accused Labour of “political game playing” after the London fire, saying: “I find it unbelievable that Labour are suggesting that this tragedy was somehow caused by fire service cuts.”He added: “Any attack on emergency services performance is outrageous politicking by Labour.”Here’s his full statement: 4:02PMSome Grenfell homeless lack even toothbruth despite donations, pastor claims Downing Street announced a £5 million fund for emergency supplies, food and clothing for victims amid fears the death toll will rise, with more than 70 people in total still believed to be unaccounted for.There was a large police presence as Mrs May met a group of victims, residents, volunteers and community leaders at St Clement’s Church close to the scene of the horrific blaze on Friday afternoon. Grief turning to anger even on the wall of messages. One reads ‘£400m…for Buckingham Palace but no money for poor people’s fire alarms’ pic.twitter.com/ykV2y4Q8ic— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) June 16, 2017 11:02PMHundreds gather for candlelit vigil 12:09PMTheresa May arrives at hospital to meet blaze victims “There hasn’t been a review for 11 years, and since then we have had significant fires both in Britain and abroad, which have been caused by new building materials and lack of risk assessments. “Not only has the government not completed a review as we asked they haven’t even started one.” Nick Hurd, the fire minister, said that the judge-led public inquiry will leave “no stone unturned”. Those questioned could include Gavin Barwell, Mrs May’s chief of staff, who has been accused of “sitting on” a review into building regulations in the wake of previous tower fires in 2009. It follows warnings the inquiry may take years to conclude and may never establish the truth of what happened.Mrs May announced on Thursday she was ordering a judge-led inquiry to ensure the events at the 24-storey block were “properly investigated”.As she met a group of victims, residents, volunteers and community leaders at St Clement’s Church close to the scene of the tragedy, No 10 said the Prime Minister told survivors they will be consulted on the terms of reference for the inquiry, which will allow them to shape the way it is run so they can get the answers they are seeking. 11:51PMKensington town hall closed following earlier protests One speaker at the event, whose family friend, Rania Ibrahim and her two young children have not been seen since the blaze, said police instigated the disorder. Mustafa Almansur addressed the crowd just seconds before they charged for the doors of the town hall, PA reports.The mother, who is friends with Mr Almansur’s wife, live-streamed a video to Facebook from her 23rd-floor flat as the fire rose through the tower. When her battery ran out, the video cut, and she has not been heard from since.Speaking as crowds remained gathered at the entrance of the building, Mr Almansur said: “The people aren’t satisfied with this so the protests are going to continue.”He added: “The reason for the protest is so far in the last three days the general public have done everything from raising money to actually going out there on the streets, helping people, finding the victims of the tragedy, going to the community centres, the churches and the mosques with donations and in cash.”To this day the council has failed to do anything in public, they have not made a public statement or any public comment.”The statement they made today was just a fluffy statement, open ended promises with no concrete numbers of what they are going to be able to do for the people.”Protesters ran into the town hall after Mr Almansur read the council’s statement to the crowd.”The people didn’t storm the building, they walked into the building after I read out the statement, unhappy with what they heard,” he continued”So they said let’s go into the building and get the senior executives to come down, but the police were inside the building already not allowing anybody to go up the stairs.”The people stood there and they were speaking in the microphone making their demands be known.”Then we had about 20 police officers in high-vis jackets storming into the building trying to create a barricade and that created a rush of young people clashing with the police.”When the police came in and that’s when the pushing and shoving started and things got out of hand.” 12:27PM’Nothing to suggest fire was started deliberately’ “We are here today because you must look at that building with tears streaming down your face,” one woman said as they neared the foot of the tower.”We need answers and we need answers now,” another man said through a megaphone.”This should not be happening in the United Kingdom, this should never happen.” 6:12PM’We are being treated like rubbish. Our people are being murdered.’: Scene at Westminster 6:07PMEstimated two hundred people gathered for march outside Home Office 5:49PMSteven Swinford reports Theresa May’s speech from church Protestors now heading for Number 10. They are chanting: “No justice! No peace!” pic.twitter.com/7OrendvEOg— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) June 16, 2017 Grenfell Tower: Could blocks like it be torn down?Credit:TOLGA AKMEN/AFP 8:40AMEx-minister urges inquiry to be split into two parts to give families quick answers My letter to the Prime Minister, demanding answers, action and justice for those affected by the #GrenfellTower fire https://t.co/SmY1JCjftb pic.twitter.com/Ii1zRd2i5W— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 16, 2017 5:39PMAngry crowd chases Theresa May’s car BuzzFeed correspondent Hannah al-Othman who is at the scene said: “I think the prime minister might be trapped in a church.” 5:54PMWatch: Moment Grenfell fire protesters storm Kensington and Chelsea town hall 6:24PM’£400m…for Buckingham Palace but no money for poor people’s fire alarms’ Grenfell protest: Fists raised for a minute’s silence outside the BBC pic.twitter.com/fdww6Kvaj1— Tara Mulholland (@tara_mulholland) June 16, 2017 A number of residents left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire have not even been given a toothbrush despite the volume of items donated following the tragedy, a pastor has claimed.Derrick Wilson, from the Tabernacle Christian Centre, one of the many which collected donations after Wednesday’s disaster, said he had heard harrowing stories of people still without aid.Mr Wilson criticised a lack of co-ordination from the council and said his team had been forced to deliver items directly to those affected.He said that volunteers found around 60 residents, evacuated from the block to accommodation in Earl’s Court, who still had nothing.The 53-year-old said: “We have just heard some harrowing stories because of the lack of co-ordination.”We sent out people to find out where these residents are and at Earl’s Court we just found out a number of residents had not received even a toothbrush. They are very angry but they are not really saying much.”He added: “Some of them, they haven’t received anything, they haven’t got any money.”They are only being given bed, breakfast and dinner – nothing in between. So what we are doing now is setting up everything from here.” Residents who have lost their homes in the Grenfell Tower disaster might be rehoused in other areas of London.Kensington and Chelsea Council said 110 households had been given temporary accommodation by Friday morning, adding that it is working to find more permanent homes.But the authority’s latest statement said: “While we will try do our upmost (sic) to ensure those affected remain in or near the borough, given the number of households involved, it is possible the council will have to explore housing options that may become available in other parts of the capital.”The households include people living in nearby blocks which have been evacuated because of the disaster.Housing Minister Alok Sharma told MPs on Thursday that the Government guaranteed “that every single family” from the Tower will be rehoused in the local area. He told BBC’s This Week: “She met in private with the emergency services, a good thing to do no doubt, but she should have been there with the residents, which is what Jeremy Corbyn was.”She wanted an entirely controlled situation in which she didn’t use her humanity.”The Prime Minister would have been shouted at by the residents, but she should have been willing to take that.” A Cabinet minister has said he would not feel safe if his children were sleeping in a 1970s tower block, as he suggested thousands of buildings could be overhauled of even knocked down, reports Deputy Political Editor Steven Swinford.Sajid Javid, the communities and local government secretary, has announced an emergency review into the safety of 4,000 tower blocks and said there can be “no short cuts” in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.He was asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Would you sleep easily tonight if you lived in the sort of Grenfell Tower building that exists all over the country. Would you put your children to bed thinking I wonder if they will be safe tonight?” 6:57PMMan jailed for sharing photo of dead Grenfell Tower fire victim on Facebook 7:05PMChants of ‘Tories out!’ at central London protest 4:34PMProtesters demand a register of victims Shocking scenes as Theresa May bundled into a car by police amid fury from the pushing crowd— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) June 16, 2017 Pat holds the girl after catching her ‘like a rugby ball tucked in his chest’Credit:Guilhem Baker/LNP People are asking questions about how the tower was allowed to become so unsafe. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Around 123,000 people have now signed a petition demanding government action on fire safety in tower blocks.Campaign organisation 38 Degrees launched the petition calling for improved fire safety regulations in the wake of the the Grenfell Tower disaster. Campaigner Gordon Maloney said:“This huge petition proves that the British public isn’t just devastated by the fire in Grenfell Tower – we’re outraged. “This shocking tragedy is made all the more heartbreaking because it was avoidable. The government were warned time and time again of the fire risks in blocks of flats like this. But these warnings were ignored.“This is one of the richest cities in one of the richest countries in the world, and it is a disgrace that this could ever have happened. Now the government needs to listen to the tens of thousands of people demanding action, and make sure this can never happen again.” Particular concerns have been raised about the cladding on the outside of buildings for a number of years, which experts say may have accelerated the inferno which consumed the 24-storey Kensington block in just 15 minutes.It has since emerged that the United States had banned the type of cladding thought to have been used on Grenfell Tower. The material used on Grenfell Tower was sold under the brand Reynobond which comes in three different varieties: one with a flammable plastic core and two with fire-resistant cores and the cheaper, more combustible, version was banned in the United States in buildings taller than 40 feet. It is thought that Grenfell’s exterior cladding, added in 2015, had a polyethylene – or plastic – core but conforms to UK standards.Reynobond’s fire-resistant panel sells for £24 per square metre; £2 more expensive than the standard version.Theresa May has ordered a public inquiry into the fire as she promised that all residents would be rehoused locally. It came as police admitted that the death toll could reach 100 and senior officers conceded the true scale of the disaster may never be known. People light candles as they observe a vigil outside Notting hill Methodist Church following the blaze at Grenfell TowerCredit:AFP #GrenfellTower protest at Kensington and Chelsea town hall. pic.twitter.com/lPSSY9vuPM— Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) June 16, 2017 10:08AM£2m raised for Grenfell fire victims after ‘absolutely amazing response’ The protesters have demanded:A written commitment from the council on immediate rehousing of Grenfell Tower Fire, within the boroughImmediate release of funds to cover welfare and all losses suffered by the victimsCommission investigation into the recent refurbishment of the towerRelease full list of victims so families can bereave the deadCommission investigation into all similar buildings in the borough to identify fire, health and safety risks and put in place immediate control measures.They have said they will not leave the town hall until demands are met. Chris Imafidon, whose home overlooks Grenfell Tower, gave an emotional address to the crowd, holding a poster for one of the young children missing in one hand and a scorched piece of cladding in the other. He said: “I’m not here because I support the Tories, Labour or Liberals.”I’m here because this child … on Tuesday went to bed and now nobody knows where this child is.”I was in front of the block of flats that went up in flames and here (the cladding) is the evidence.” As she spoke to Sky News at the site of the fire in west London, Mrs Leadsom was confronted by a local resident, who said opportunities had been missed to make the 24-storey block safe following a report into the 2009 Lakanal House fire in Camberwell, south London.The man said: “Why are Sadiq Khan and Corbyn coming down here to speak to people and Theresa May is coming here with police, walking around, not meeting no-one, not meeting families?”This fire could have been stopped a long, long time ago … There’s not even sprinklers in there.”In 2009, the last block was on fire. What has changed since then? Nothing. Enough is enough, I have got friends in that tower. I have a right to be angry. Because of people saving money, people are dying.” Mrs Leadsom said:”The Prime Minister came yesterday to look at the operation, to try to make sure that everything that can be done by the Government is done.”The Prime Minister is absolutely heartbroken … The whole sense in the House of Commons is absolute horror and shock. I don’t really think it is appropriate to be talking about whether people have humanity or not.”Understandably, people are desperately traumatised and, yes, people are angry and that is totally understandable.”What we need to do is to get a grip of this and make sure we are meeting their immediate needs as well as their ongoing needs and that is really the priority for Government.”Asked if Mrs May would visit the scene again to meet those affected, Mrs Leadsom said: “The Prime Minister is doing everything she can. I’m sure if it is felt that that would be helpful, then she will do that.” Sadiq Khan is confronted by seven-year-old Kai RamosCredit:Yui Mok/PA Ellie Steafel says:Mrs May is expected to meet volunteers and some families of missing people on her visit this afternoon. The crowd is growing increasingly hostile. One woman is shouting at the police: “Why have you brought her down here where there are no families? You brought her to this tiny church! “This is a PR stunt. If she cared she would have come here yesterday!”Mrs May was criticised yesterday for only visiting the scene of Tuesday’s fire for 15 minutes. So far this afternoon she has been inside St Clements Church for half an hour. Theresa May sweeps into St Clements Church close to Grenfell House without speaking to public pic.twitter.com/K1xi6obu0O— David Brown (@DavidhBrown) June 16, 2017 #JusticeForGrenfell occupy Oxford Circuspic.twitter.com/0p9pqN1v3g#GrenfellTower #Grenfell #Inquest4Grenfell #Corbyn #ToriesOut #tories #May— ➊AlexCam ⏩ (@1alexcam) June 16, 2017 The organisation is staging another protest at the Town Hall tomorrow.”The fire at Grenfell is a horrific, preventable tragedy for which authorities and politicians must be held to account. Grenfell’s council tenants are not second class citizens – yet they are facing a disaster unimaginable in Kensington’s richer neighbourhoods.“This Government, and many before it, have neglected council housing, and disregarded its tenants as if they were second class. Nationally and locally, politicians have subjected public housing to decades of systematic disinvestment – leaving properties in a state of disrepair, and open to privatisation. Regeneration, when it has come, has been for the benefit of developers and buy-to-let landlords, who profit from luxury flats built in place of affordable homes. Across London, regeneration has meant evictions, poor quality building work, and has left tenants with little influence over the future of their estates.“The chronic underinvestment in council housing and contempt for tenants must stop. It is an outrage that in 21st Britain, authorities cannot be trusted to provide safe housing, and that people in council properties cannot put children safely to bed at night.“We support demands for a public inquiry into this disaster – there must be Justice for Grenfell. We call for the immediate resignation of Gavin Barwell, Theresa May’s Chief of Staff, alongside anyone else whose negligence has contributed to this tragedy.” Harry Yorke reports from the scenePeaky Saku , 22, of Winstable house, Grenfell road, said that he attended the protest outside of Kensington Town Hall to “hold power account” and to ensure that the residents of Grenfell Tower “had their voices heard.””I’m here because if we don’t do this, then who listens to us – no one.”They need to end the regeneration plans in our neighbourhood, and the buildings around London clad in that flammable plastic need to be evacuated and replaced immediately.”The councillors that need to answer our questions have already run home apparently. But they should be here to see this.”I hope they see this on TV and take notice, because this is a disgrace. It can’t happen again.” Police have removed council workers from the building during the protest. Megan Hession, of Kensington and Chelsea Council, said: “We had less than 10 who overnighted here.”Everybody has been rehomed except people choosing to stay here – one large family are all together in one place and are comfortable here.”Everybody has been put into hotels, B&Bs or in flats. By the weekend everyone will be rehomed in new flats.” Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid tried to reassure people living in similar high-rise blocks who fear they may be at risk or are living in a building which is covered in flammable cladding.He told BBC Breakfast: “There are about 4,000 high-rise buildings in the country but not all of them have been re-cladded but also let’s not just make the assumption that it is all about cladding.”We need to be led by the experts and as soon as we have more information from the experts, which we expect either later today or certainly over the weekend that is what I think should be used to do these emergency inspections.”He also defended Mrs May who went on a private visit to the scene and left without talking to any of the community who had been affected by the blaze but spoke to the emergency service workers.Mr Javid told BBC Breakfast it was “absolutely right” for her to go “as quickly as she could to learn about the operation and to discover if there is anything more that the Government could be doing to help with the operation”. Andrea Leadsom is questioned by an angered member of the public outside Grenfell TowerCredit:Butterworth/Splash News May you rest in peace Khadija Saye. God bless your beautiful soul. My heart breaks today. I mourn the tragic loss of a wonderful young woman pic.twitter.com/KdIPs34FvA— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) June 16, 2017 10:24AMSon carried disabled mother down 24 flights of stairs – but father missing A protester stands with a placard demanding “Theresa May, just quit already! We’ve had enough!!!” outside the Department for Communities and Local Government in central London on June 16, 2017Credit:AFP Theresa May leaves the Chelsea and Westminster HospitalCredit:M WRIGHT/BACKGRID Simon Cowell has said that watching “chilling” footage from the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire moved him to add his support by releasing a charity single.The music mogul has pledged to record a new track within the next few days to help raise funds for those affected.He told Good Morning Britain he felt he could not “do nothing”.”It sent chills through me,” he said. “For me, in my position, to not do something would be appalling.”I think the thing that really hit home to me was seeing that wall with all those messages written on, and then how residents turned up with water and clothes.” The poster repeats claims made on the front page of The Times this morning. Police officers protect the entourage carrying Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May from a crowd of people after she visited a church following the fire that destroyed The Grenfell Tower blockCredit:Reuters 8:16AMSajid Javid seeks to reassure people living in high-rise blocks She said that some nurses have taken pity on relatives and allowed them into the wards, who have gone on to discover their children. “It works, so why isn’t everyone else allowed to do it? The children are out there and they’re without their mummies and daddies,” she told The Telegraph. “The authorities don’t help us, they don’t cooperate. Their elusiveness only results in our anger.”Ms Ruiz said that tensions were running high on Friday night, with many angry at the police and emergency services for preventing them from going into Grenfell Tower to rescue their friends or family during the blaze.”They were stopping strong young men from going into the building to help,” she said. “That’s why they’re angry. They wanted to help, they knew the risk, but they were hindered.”Jessica Urbano is one of the many children who are missing from Grenfell Tower. Her mother, Adriana Urbano, was returning from her job as an office cleaner late when her daughter Jessica rang her to say there was a fire in their building.Mrs Urbano said: “Jessica had been asleep in our flat when something woke her – I don’t know if it was the smoke or a fire alarm – so she rang me at 1.39am as I was on my way home from work.She said ‘Mum where are you? Mummy come and get me’.”Mrs Urbano said she urged Jessica to run down the stairs of the tower block and try to find a fire fighter to lead her to safety.”I told her to get out of there as quickly as she could. I said ‘run as fast as you can’, but then the line cut out.” 3:08PM2,700 people set to attend ‘justice’ rally from 6pm Theresa May has just arrived at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which has a specialist burns unit, and took in most of the injured on the day of the tower block blaze. She ignored questions about why it had taken her so long to meet victims as she arrived: The latest figures from NHS England show that 24 people are still being treated in hospitals across London, of whom 12 remain in critical care. Hundreds of protesters also marched on Whitehall, central London, to voice their frustration at the Government’s response to the fire, which ripped through the tower block in north Kensington on Wednesday morning.The crowd later began marching towards Kensington High Street, chanting “no justice, no peace”. 6:42PMAn estimated 1,000 protesters in central London The small building has become the hub of a relief effort, co-ordinating aid and providing support for those displaced.The hundreds gathered on Bramley Road joined in with renditions of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, as well as Amazing Grace, during the short service.Then the crowd were asked to raise candles or torches in the air as they observed two minutes of silence for the dead.A painstaking recovery effort has been taking place at the gutted tower, with authorities predicting the death toll is likely to rise considerably. However, the protest quickly grew more raucous, as a small section of the crowd moved towards the main reception and attempted to gain entrance to the building.With many RBKC staff members reassigned to moving large quantities of aid and food for the displaced Grenfell evacuees earlier today, the Council was forced to suspend their efforts while protestors attempted to make their way into the building.Protesters soon managed to force their way in to the main building, with hundreds pouring in and occupying the reception foyer. Downing Street aides said that the purpose of Mrs May’s visit was to get a briefing from emergency services and ensure that they had the resources they needed.She later appeared on TV to announce a public inquiry into the fire and promise that those left homeless would be rehoused nearby.But former cabinet minister Michael Portillo said the Prime Minister “didn’t use her humanity”. 4:47PMStatement from the Radical Housing Network, who are supporting the protest Theresa May speaking to fire crews at Grenfell Tower. She has been criticised for not meeting residentsCredit:Dan Kitwood/Getty Mr Javid replied: “I think any human being would be worried. From the moment they heard about that fire, waking up that morning, they would be immediately worried about their families.”Asked whether 1970s tower blocks should be knocked down because they are “inherently unsafe”, he said: “We need to act immediately, we need to do whatever it takes to make the properties safe.” Click here to read more. Emergency workers search debris that fell at the base of the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower Credit:Matt Dunham/AP Meanwhile, the protest at the Town Hall appears to be relatively calm. People are planning a rally in Westminster on Friday night to call for “justice” for those caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire.A Facebook event, Justice for Grenfell!, has been listed as taking place at 6pm on Friday outside the Department for Communities and Local Government in Marsham Street, with more than 1,800 people said to be attending. “There were only around a dozen people there and I thought, ‘I need to do something on a bigger scale’, so I went home and organised this.” 7:54PMProtesters reach Grenfell Tower The Queen and William signed a book of condolence in front of a wall plastered with missing posters describing those feared lost in the fire.Outside, crowds applauded members of the London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service as they lined up to be thanked for their bravery by the royal visitors. “THERESA MAY…””MUST GO”The current chant at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall #GrenfellTower pic.twitter.com/dHABZUc8NS— Paul McNamara (@PGMcNamara) June 16, 2017 11:01AMQueen and Prince William visit people affected by Grenfell disaster 10:14PMGrenfell Tower neighbourhood ‘beginning to resemble carnival’, community leader warns Huge piles of boxes are stacked outside the church in Latimer Road, close to the remains of the Grenfell Tower block.Mr Wilson said: “There is just confusion, the council doesn’t know what they are doing. We are afraid that these things would be taken away and just dumped, stored…”Mr Wilson said companies volunteered to collect the goods and store them in a large warehouse which could be visited by survivors. His team has also sent supplies to the residents they found in Earl’s Court. Probably a couple of hundred of #GlenfellTower protestors outside the Home Office. pic.twitter.com/XA3Tfa3DQG— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) June 16, 2017 Protesters gather at foot of Grenfell TowerCentral London protesters march on Downing StreetTheresa May goes to church to meet families of lost – and is greeted by angry protestersNumber 10 promises £5million relief fund for victims30 confirmed killed, but death toll could rise above 10024 still in hospital as police do not expect more survivorsQueen and Prince William meet residents affected by blazeThe missing: From babies to whole families feared deadHero “caught girl like rugby ball” after she was thrownWhat caused the blaze? The theories fire chiefs will examine Grief over the Grenfell Tower disaster turned into angry protests on Friday as the official death toll rose to at least 30 and dozens more deaths were feared.Prime Minister Theresa May faced cries of “coward” and “shame on you” as she returned to the site of the devastating fire in west London after being criticised for not meeting victims in the wake of the tragedy. The family was named as mother Nadia Choucair and daughters Mierna, 13, Fatima, 11, and Zeinab, three.”Fathia Alsanonse MISSING. People still can’t get through to her. Please keep an eye out,” another said, next to a picture of a smiling woman. The Queen and Duke were greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Ken Olisa, with the shell of the tower block visible in the distance behind them.The Queen, dressed in blue, stopped to speak to local residents who had gathered outside. At one point, she looked close to tears.The pair met with volunteers who have coordinated the effort at the centre, in front of tables stacked with donated goods.William commented to one volunteer, who spoke about the fire: “Things like that you never want to see.”The Duke told another volunteer: “That’s one of the most terrible things I have ever seen.” 8:12PMSit-down protest in Oxford Street A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire should be split into two parts to give families answers more quickly, a former housing minister has suggested.Mark Prisk said an inquiry was needed to ensure “that we have the evidence on this issue”. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he recommended the first part of the inquiry take place over the summer and “perhaps into the early autumn”. He said: “Inspections can take place whilst an inquiry is in hand and they should and I think ministers are doing that, but I think we need to have a full public inquiry because at the moment we’re all speculating.”I want to see a two part inquiry, one looking at what are the specifics in this instance, but not too long so that families aren’t left hanging out, wanting to know what’s actually happened, then looking at the wider implications for the rest of the building stock.”We need to be willing to address the picture in the round and not just say this is an isolated incident, if the evidence shows there are wider implications we need to face up to that.” The Government has promised to rehome victims within three weeks at the latest.They also are aiming to rehome people close enough to access their local schools and GPs – so within the borough and if not, a neighboring borough.Number 10 is also meeting the cost of temporary housing for the victims. The Government is also providing financial assistance for those who are rehoused so there are no costs for parents taking their children to school.The Treasury is also going to make sure people who lost their bank cards in the blaze will have access to their accounts, and the DWP is making sure they have access to benefits and pensions as normal. These are the latest images reaching us from Grenfell Tower as crews reach the top of 24-storey building amid the ongoing search operation. People hold candles aloft during a vigil outside Latymer ChurchCredit:PA A growing number of frantic families are desperately appealing for news about missing loved ones after the Grenfell Tower fire.The streets around the high rise block in north Kensington were plastered with posters begging for information about those who were in the building.More appeals were put up overnight on Thursday as relatives became increasingly distraught about their loved ones. She did not address the crowd, but quickly left amid shouts of “coward”. Until 1986 all buildings in London fell under the London Building Acts which ensured that external walls must have at least one hour of fire resistance to prevent flames from spreading between flats or entering inside.But that stipulation was scrapped and from the mid 80s materials on outer walls did not have to be non-combustible, allowing builders to start installing dangerous cladding despite warnings from fire safety chiefs.Nearly 20 years ago, following a fire at a tower block in Irvine in Ayrshire, MPs were warned by the Fire Safety Development Group that cladding can: ‘contribute to the fire, release toxic chemicals and drip plastic on people trying to fight the fire.’Ronnie King, secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Fire Safety & Rescue Group said: “We have been saying for years that the regulations need to be changed. But there has been no effort to improve anything because everyone believes there are less fires nowadays, so there was no will. Why would you increase the burden of regulation? The Grenfell protest makes its way towards Downing Street. pic.twitter.com/airgp1HKWm— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) June 16, 2017 2:48PMLatest pictures from search operation as crews reach top of tower In contrast Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Leader, hugged relatives of the missing as at the scene and called for the empty homes of rich people in Kensington to be seized for residents made homeless by the fire.Mrs May is struggling to recover her authority and form a Government in the wake of the Conservative’s disastrous election performance. Nick Robinson, the BBC presenter, suggested that the fire represented the “biggest political risk” facing the Prime Minister and compared it to the situation George Bush Jnr faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katerina. John McDonnell, the shadow Chancellor, urged the unions to mobilise more than a million protestors to put pressure on Mrs May to stand down in a march on July 1. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has posted on Twitter a letter he has sent to Theresa May in which he demands “answers, action and justice” for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. They are carrying Socialist Worker signs which read: “Homes for people not for profit”. 5:03PMThe protest leader is named as Mustafa Mansour There is a march scheduled for 6pm, where protesters plan to demand justice.Now, protesters including, it is thought, survivors of the blaze have staged a sit-in at Kensington Borough Council. 1:47PMTheresa May pictured leaving hospital after meeting survivors Several hundred now gathered outside Kensington and Chelsea town hall for the #GlenfellTower demo pic.twitter.com/Setz6AmaGh— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) June 16, 2017 8:35PMThe protests have now moved to the BBC HQ 6:01PMJack Maidment is at the Westminster protest Lily Allen said: “I think there’s a lot of anger here towards the council, how they’ve dealt with people’s concerns building up to this event and how they have dealt with things after the event as well.”The singer added that the humanitarian effort was being led by community leaders rather than the council, saying: “It is chaotic, they don’t have any experience of it and I think it’s actually playing into the hands of the Government because once these people’s hope turns to anger, they have got a real problem on their hands.”I feel like the Government is trying to micromanage people’s grieving here.” Theresa May spent almost an hour speaking to patients and staff at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Friday, a day after visiting the scene of the blaze in west London to talk to firefighters, police and other emergency workers – but not residents.Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom was confronted by an angry local man at a community centre near the site of the disaster, as she rejected allegations that the PM had shown a lack of “humanity” in her response.Local people have contrasted the style of Mrs May’s private visit with those of London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was seen with his arm round the shoulders of people affected by the disaster.But Mrs Leadsom, who visited the area in her role as Leader of the Commons, rejected criticisms, insisting that Mrs May was “absolutely heartbroken” by the blaze and was simply trying to make sure the Government did everything it could to deal with its aftermath. Theresa May: ‘People have been left with nothing – one woman told me she escaped in only her top and underwear’ #GrenfellTower— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) June 16, 2017 Gavin Barwell, Theresa May’s new chief of staff and former housing minister, refused to answer reporters’ questions about the Grenfell Tower fire this morning as he arrived at Downing Street.Reporters asked him questions about his role in a delayed fire safety review that he was accused of “sitting on” and asked when we can expect it to be released.But he walked straight past, not acknowledging that he had been asked the questions at all. The PM had earlier visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to meet staff and patients who were caught up in the fire.After her visit, Mrs May said: “Everyone affected by this tragedy needs reassurance that the Government is there for them at this terrible time – and that is what I am determined to provide.”The Queen and Duke of Cambridge went to temporary relief centres where they met volunteers and residents who had lost everything. One simply said: “Missing: Marjorie Vital” with a picture of a woman in a white hat.Smoke could be seen billowing from the charred remains on Thursday and pockets of flames were still burning onFriday morning. Click hereto read more about the victims we know about. The latest police update came as a second victim of the disaster was named as 24-year-old artist Khadija Saye.Ms Saye was in her flat on the 20th floor when the fire struck, with her mother Mary Mendy, who is thought to be in her 50s.Tottenham MP David Lammy confirmed the news on Twitter: Here’s video footage of the Queen touring the Westway Sports Centre, where residents left homeless by the blaze have spent a second night. Sky News suggested that “political opportunists” could be among the crowds at the scene after a press conference was punctuated by residents shouting support for Mr Corbyn. The public anger was fuelled by an emerging picture of failings surrounding the safety in the building, including allegations that fire doors had not been fitted, which the police and fire brigade said would form part of their investigation. Two separate sources have told The Telegraph that not all the front doors in the tower block were fire-proofed. This is hugely significant because official fire brigade advice to stay put in the event of a fire is based on fire doors offering protection to residents told not to leave the building. 8:50AMThe safety features that were at Grenfell Tower… and those that weren’t Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali, 23, was also killed in the fire. Click here to read more. The Queen looks close to tears as she meets residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fireCredit: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA 5:21PMMeanwhile, there has allegedly been an arrest at the Kensington Town Hall protest 5:17PMHostile crowd waits for Theresa May outside church After widespread criticism for not meeting residents at the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire, Theresa May is this morning making a private visit to speak to survivors at one of the London hospitals where they are being treated.Following the visit, the Prime Minister will chair a cross-Whitehall meeting on how the authorities can help affected communities and victims recover. A woman, who wiped away tears of frustration as she moved away from St Clement’s Church, said: “Everyone has lost everything and no one is doing nothing. This is our town.”Another man, who did not give his name, told police: “It’s not your fault, she shouldn’t have come. 4:38PMShouts of “we want justice” outside the town hall 5:29PMPicture of Theresa May entering the church The Queen and Prince William have arrived at a rest centre helping those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.The royal visitors are expected to meet volunteers, local residents and community representatives while visiting Westway Sports Centre, near the charred remains of the building in west London. 7:57PM’You misread the public mood’ 3:32PMMore than 100,000 sign petition demanding tower block safety action Brenda Mercer, 64, who organised the vigil, has been instrumental in helping the relief effort from the Latymer centre.The 64-year-old said: “Last night I came to the wall to lay some flowers and I was overwhelmed because of how people were actually supporting each other, hugging each other. Jack Maidment reports:A crowd numbering in the hundreds has gathered in front of the Home Office.Many people are carrying socialist worker placards which read “Tories have blood on their hands. Justice for Grenfell.”Other placards read “blame the market, not migrants, homes for people not for profit”.A man wearing a West Ham shirt addresses the crowd and says: “We are being treated like rubbish. Our people are being murdered. Look what they are doing to us.”He then says the Tories “murdered those children” as he attacks Theresa May for failing to meet with residents. He calls for the protestors to head to Downing Street as he says Mrs May “is not fit to be prime minister”. Mrs May said: “We need to know what happened; we need to have an explanation of this, we owe that to the families. To the people who have lost loved ones, friends, and the homes in which they lived.”However she faced criticism over why she didn’t meet residents when she visited the scene and instead attended a briefing with emergency services. She later defended her actions, saying: “I wanted a briefing from the emergency services.”Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, was heckled by residents as he praised the emergency services. He tried to shake the hand of seven-year-old Kai Ramos, who instead asked: “How many children died? What are you going to do about it?” Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, has released a statement on the checks being made in areas with tower blocks:“Following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower, councils with tower blocks in their local area have been working with their local fire service, and undertaking urgent reviews of their high-rise buildings.“Fire risk assessments and the construction of buildings are being reviewed and double checks are being made to ensure remedial work recommended under previous assessments have been carried out. Councils are also working closely with tenants to review and offer fire safety advice.“Councils take the safety of residents extremely seriously. We need to know with certainty how this fire started and why it spread so quickly so that councils can start to take any action needed.“The LGA continues to work closely with councils, the Government and fire chiefs to help coordinate national efforts in response to this dreadful disaster.”The thoughts of the whole local government family remain with the victims and families affected by this devastating fire, the local community and the emergency services.” A woman touches a missing poster for 12-year-old Jessica Urbano on a tribute wall after laying flowers as a boy and a man look at messages on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the fire-gutted Grenfell TowerCredit:AP Quite the crowd outside the church. pic.twitter.com/88Jxze6vtk— Hannah Al-Othman 🐝 (@HannahAlOthman) June 16, 2017 Speaking on Radio 2 at the final of a children’s writing competition, the Duchess of Cornwall paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in the fire.She said: “I’m sure all of you here today would like to join me in sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and friends, who were so tragically involved in the horrific fire in North Kensington.” Picture taken inside a guted Grenfell Tower flat on Thursday shows the extent of the damageCredit:HANDOUT 1:04PMSecond victim of disaster named as 24-year-old artist 4:29PMPosters stuck up near tower say “the buck is about to be passed” These posters have appeared near the tower pic.twitter.com/uSoI4Pny03— Hannah Al-Othman 🐝 (@HannahAlOthman) June 16, 2017 7:43AMTheresa May ‘didn’t use her humanity’ in Grenfell Tower visit No10 package for Grenfell: pic.twitter.com/3P4A0AotkK— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) June 16, 2017 5:43PMNumber 10 promises £5million for Grenfell victims 2:12PMBoris Johnson: Attack on emergency services is outrageous politicking Around 2,700 people have now said they are attending a rally in three hours to demand “justice” for those caught up in the fire.After a string of politicians have been heckled by angry locals demanding answers, there are fears that tensions could boil over at the event.A Facebook event, Justice for Grenfell!, has been listed as taking place at 6pm outside the Department for Communities and Local Government. Lily Allen attended the protestCredit:REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth 4:26PMProtests break out in London Donations to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy have surpassed £2million in just two days.Several charity and fundraising campaigns were set up following the blaze. Haley Yearwood, a teacher at a school in the borough, started a JustGiving page which alone has helped raise more than £1m.Another campaign on behalf of Grenfell Tower residents has also surpassed £1m.Ms Yearwood said she was “humbled” by the “absolutely amazing response” from members of the public who have donated.“Wow! We’ve got a million pounds,” she said. “I’ve raised the target again and no doubt it may have to be raised again. Thank you all so much. 7:22AMSorrow turns to anger as residents of burnt-out block demand answers A 24-year-old man carried his disabled mother to safety down 24 flights of stairs during the Grenfell blaze, reports Helena Horton.Graduate Shekeb Neda, carried Flora, 55, on his back through smoke down the staircase. But his father, Mohammed ‘Saber’ Neda, remained in the flat and is missing. The 57-year-old was last heard from at 2.20am when he made a frantic phone call to a relative to say that the building was burning and that there was “no help”.His parents are from Afghanistan and he recently graduated from Kingston university with a degree in mechanical engineering. The Queen heard how the community had rallied in the wake of the fire and praised those who had come together, adding their response had “come over very strongly”.Harrowing cries could be heard inside the main hall of the rest centre, where evacuated families and locals have been gathering, as a group of residents consoled one another.A short distance away, the Queen and Duke of Cambridge met helpers from the Red Cross and its chief executive Mike Adamson. 5:24PMCries of “get her out” aimed at Theresa May outside church People appear to be asking for Theresa May to resign outside the church in which she is meeting families. 9:21AM’Hero of Grenfell Tower’ caught girl, 4, ‘like a rugby ball’ after she was thrown from building The town hall has been closed – the following message is on the official website:The town hall has been closed following damage caused during a protest. Volunteers planning to attend tomorrow and Sunday to help sort donations should not come until further notice. Please check this website for further updates. 6:31PMProtesters march to No 10 Resident Kadelia Woods, 20, told The Sun: “The mum had the little girl’s head wrapped in a towel and was holding her out of the window and was screaming for help. The fire was raging like crazy. It was about 2am and the flat was filled with smoke.“My neighbour Pat, who’s in his 40s, was calling up to her shouting, ‘Drop her, don’t worry I’ll catch her’. The mum was screaming, ‘No, no, I can’t, I can’t’.“Pat kept reassuring her and then the girl just dropped. Everyone’s hearts stopped as she fell. We were all fearing the worst.“But Pat managed to catch her like a rugby ball tucked in his chest and he just clung on to her.“She had a pink dressing gown on and she was just screaming hysterically for her mum. The paramedics were trying to put an oxygen mask on her but she was just screaming and screaming. I don’t think her mum survived. When I looked up again the whole floor was on fire.” Along with a bulk of other commitments: “You misread the public mood.” PM Theresa May challenged over her response to the #GrenfellTower fire https://t.co/K5yPkMVhVN pic.twitter.com/0kOiqcGujF— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 16, 2017 EXCLUSIVE: @SimonCowell reveals his plans to make a charity single for the victims of the #GrenfellTowerfire ❤️ pic.twitter.com/EeAFjptoIs— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 16, 2017 A man who was liasing between the Council and the protesters has asked protesters to move away from the town hall entrance and to come outside and listen to him.He read out the Council’s answers to his questions.The protesters have asked for those displaced to be immediately rehomed within the borough.They also asked for more welfare payments for those who lost their belongings and homes in the blaze. Protesters storm Kensington Town HallCredit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Grenfell Tower protest currently ongoing outside the Home Office. pic.twitter.com/U30C5CBjyP— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) June 16, 2017 Harry Yorke reportsStarting shortly after 3.30pm, hundreds of protestors congregated outside of Kensington Town Hall, amid cries for “justice, justice now.”Bearing banners calling for a “public inquest now”, the protestors were joined by singer Lily Allen, who criticised the Council’s announcement earlier today that it may not be able to rehouse all Grenfell Tower residents in the area. 8:01AMDesperate families post appeals over relatives missing since blaze Good morning and welcome to our continuing live coverage of the fallout following the Grenfell Tower blaze.Grief and sorrow at the inferno have given way to anger as residents of the gutted block demanded answers over the litany of failings that led to the disaster, reports Hayley Dixon, Sarah Knapton and Steven Swinford.As fears mounted that the death toll could rise above 100, senior politicians who visited the scene were asked to explain why a series of loopholes had left the inhabitants vulnerable, despite repeated warnings over the last 30 years.It emerged that there have been no updates to Britain’s building fire safety regulations for more than a decade, even though a number of fires abroad suggested they are out of date. Our reporter at the scene has said the crowd chased Theresa May’s car as she left.The Prime Minister left the church by a side entrance and did not address the crowd. Dozens of residents have not been seen since the tragedy, many of them young families and children.One appeal read: “Since a deadly fire broke out in their home in Latimer, no one has heard from 16 year old Nurhuda El-Wahabi, 21 year old Yasmin El-Wahabi and their family.”They live on the 21st floor. Please spread this round and keep a look out for their family.”Another asked for information about “Amal and daughter” with a photo of a young woman with curly dark hair and a little girl.A whole family were reported missing on one poster, which said: “The Choucair family is missing in the Grenfell Tower fire. They lived on the 22nd floor, in flat 193.” 9:40AMDuchess of Cornwall sends ‘heartfelt thoughts and prayers’ to victims 10:45AMVideo: Theresa May’s chief of staff refuses to answer questions about fire The Grenfell Tower neighbourhood has begun to resemble Notting Hill Carnival due to crowds of tourists visiting since the fire, a community leader has warned, PA reports.Brenda Mercer, 64, a member of the area’s residents’ association, said the community is struggling to grieve under the glare of the world spotlight.Speaking on the eve of a vigil for those killed in the disaster, she said they would welcome the demolition of the charred tower as a chance to move on.As darkness fell almost three days since the fire started, the roads of west London were still packed.Food stalls lined the roads and cars struggle to move. Protest organiser Mustafa Mansour outlines council responses to demands made on behalf of those affected by #GrenfellTower fire pic.twitter.com/ljognGESgl— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 16, 2017 7:47AMFirefighters ‘overwhelmed’ by public’s support London Fire Brigade has described support given to its staff following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire as “overwhelming”.More than 200 firefighters were called to the blaze in the early hours of Wednesday and commissioner Dany Cotton said crews would remain at the scene for many days.Search and rescue dogs have been used on the site in west London as investigations and searches continue.The service shared a picture on social media of a card which had been handed to crews in north Kensington.Written by someone called Derin to all the emergency services, the card said: “Thank you all by saving people’s lives.” I’m inside Kensington town hall. Police are holding an angry crowd back. Protesters who got inside 1st line turned back and asked for calm.. pic.twitter.com/HGC5xa0WdT— Great Editor (@simonchilds13) June 16, 2017 A demonstrator shouts during a protest outside Kensington Town HallCredit: REUTERS The Queen and Prince Philip arrive at the Westway Sports CentreCredit:David Mirzoeff/PA “What did she expect was going to happen.”He added: “What did she bring, what useful things did she bring? The tower block is more strong and stable than that woman’s government.” Cowell said he had already been in touch with record label chiefs about recording the track over the weekend, but had yet to decide on a song or which artists to involve.Cowell is known for his support of various causes and charities, including being a patron of Together For Short Lives, a charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.In 2010 he produced a charity single, Everybody Hurts, for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. 11:38AMVideo: Queen tours refuge centre where families have spent night Later in the evening, west London came together in grief with a candlelit vigil.Many wept openly as a sea of candles softly illuminated the road outside the Latymer Christian Centre, just yards from the site of the blaze. The protest, and his words, were described by people at the scene as “angry but peaceful”.Here is something he wrote on Facebook earlier today:PUBLIC DONATIONS SO FAR: £5m+ COUNCIL FUNDS SO FAR: £0Here are only those published on justgiving: 1. Evening Standard £1.3m 2. The London Community Foundation £0.6m 3. Haley Yearwood (individual) £1.06m 4. Karolina Hanusova (individual) £0.37m 5. Family Action £0.12m 6. Evening Standard £47k 7. Anass Boudarka (individual) £42k 8. The Metro £100kThis extraordinary generosity of our people. I have only been able to capture crowed funds and those published online. Please remember MOST donations are going through hotlines directly to charities and not published online.How much did the council of Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea commit so far in public!? £0How much did the developers who took £10m to renovate this building commit so far in public? £0My point is, you are amazing. Our government sucks! 11:45AMTower blocks could be knocked down in wake of Grenfell fire Search crews at the top of Grenfell TowerCredit:Rick Findler/PA 4:39PMVideo of scale of protest 5:13PMCouncil employees evacuated from building They are shouting “WE DEMAND A REGISTER” over the man announcing what the council responded to their questions. The posting said: “At least 12 people have died in the fire at Grenfell Tower. They deserve justice. We demand answers. Solidarity with the residents of Grenfell Tower.” Sky reports that there has been an arrest at the protest.Their correspondent, Enda Brady, told viewers he was moving away from the scene for his own safety.This is because the atmosphere was reportedly growing hostile towards the media. A man who posted pictures on Facebook of the body of someone believed to have leapt to his death from the Grenfell Tower fire has been jailed for three months.Omega Mwaikambo, 43, posted one video and two pictures of the body bag with the man inside and then later five pictures of the victim’s face and body after opening it to look inside.He pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates Court to two counts of sending by a public communications network an offending, indecent or obscene matter. Sandra Ruiz, who is 12 year old Jessica Urbano’s aunt tells Camilla Turner about relatives’ anger that hospitals are refusing to let relatives into wards to identify children:”People have lost family members and we don’t know if they’re alive or dead,” said Ms Ruiz, a 45-year-old business manager.”We have spent days going round and round hospitals and getting absolutely nowhere. No one helps.”Why don’t they let us walk down the wards and see for ourselves? These people don’t know them. Let us walk through the wards and find our children ourselves.” Victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster will be asked how the public inquiry into the fire should be carried out, Theresa May has announced.Survivors and the families of those who died in the devastating blaze will also be given state funding for legal representation at the probe, the Prime Minister told residents during a visit to a nearby church. Emergency services personnel on top of Grenfell TowerCredit:Rick Findler/PA Huge plumes of smoke pour from Grenfell Tower as the blaze ragesCredit:JEREMY SELWYN/Eyevine 12:53PMQueen appears close to tears as she meets residents affected by fire 2:59PMUpdate on checks to high-rise tower blocks after disaster 6:12PMPolice hold protesters back at Kensington Town Hall Locals have been writing hundreds of messages of condolence on a wall near Latymer ChurchCredit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph Nadia Choucair is among the missingCredit:Nadia Choucair
The price drop announced earlier today for the 3DS is sure to frustrate anyone who has bought the device since its launch in March. An $80 price drop from $249.99 to $169.99 just 4 months after launch could understandably be viewed as unfair and just a grab for big profits from early adopters.Nintendo realized 3DS owners may feel this way before they made the announcement, so has decided to do something about it. Anyone who purchased a 3DS before the price drop comes into effect on August 12 is going to be classed as a Nintendo Ambassador and will be receiving 20 free downloadable games from the Nitnendo eShop.AdChoices广告The games are split: 10 are NES Virtual Console games and the other 10 are Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. The NES games will become available on September 1st and include:Super Mario Bros.Donkey Kong Jr.Balloon FightIce ClimberThe Legend of ZeldaThe Game Boy Advance games won’t arrive until the end of the year, with confirmed titles including:Yoshi’s IslandSuper Mario Advance 3Mario Kart: Super CircuitMetroid FusionWarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$Mario vs. Donkey KongThe full list of games will be revealed closer to the dates of release. To qualify as an Ambassador you just need to connect your 3DS to the eShop once before August 12.All the NES games will become available to purchase at a later date through the eShop, meaning Ambassadors get them earlier than anyone else. However, there are no plans to release the Game Boy Advance games so Ambassadors will be the only gamers to get access to them for the foreseeable future.Based on the prices Nintendo has been charging for downloadable games on the 3DS, 20 titles makes up for the $80 price difference of the console. Hopefully this should counteract any frustration and anger over the price drop. In fact, it makes the 3DS even better value if you bought early and appreciate all those games you are getting for free and exclusively.More at Nintendo
Les griottes seraient bonnes pour le coeurSi l’on en croit trois études américaines différentes concernant les griottes, et publiées le mardi 12 avril, ce fruit chargé d’antioxydants serait bon pour le cœur mais également pour la santé en général.Au total, ce sont trois équipes de chercheurs qui se sont penchés sur les bienfaits de la griotte sur le cœur. Les chercheurs des Universités de Michigan, de l’Arizona ainsi que les Laboratoires Brunswick indiquent que le simple fait de saupoudrer les céréales, les yaourts ou les smoothies de griottes pourrait réduire les inflammations, et contribuer à maintenir le cœur en bonne santé. Pour parvenir à cette conclusion, les chercheurs se sont penchés sur les taux d’antioxydants présents les griottes.À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?Ainsi, la consommation de 236 ml de jus de griotte chaque jour, durant un mois, aurait pour bénéfice de réduire les inflammations chez les adultes obèses ou en surpoids. De plus, en ajoutant des griottes en poudre à l’alimentation des souris, les chercheurs de l’Université du Michigan ont observé une meilleure santé cardiovasculaire chez les rongeurs ainsi qu’un taux de cholestérol plus bas. Par ailleurs, une alimentation riche en griottes pourrait jouer un rôle important dans la réduction de masse graisseuse du ventre.Dans la troisième étude sur le sujet, les chercheurs sont parvenus à démontrer que la simple consommation de griottes séchées, à raison de 28 g par jour, entraînerait un bénéfice général sur la santé. Tous ces avantages générés par la griotte s’expliquent par la présence d’anthocyanes dans le fruit, également présents dans les myrtilles, les mûres et les aubergines. Le 16 avril 2011 à 12:03 • Emmanuel Perrin
Wakanda Forever: New Fish Named After ‘Black Panther’ HomeThe Best ‘Avengers’ Toys Stay on target “Deep in the heart of Africa is Wakanda, a technologically advanced civilization of great power and mystery. Its warrior-king is T’Challa, the latest in a famed family line, and the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther. Despite the futile defeats of the past, outsiders are once more assembling to invade Wakanda and plunder its riches. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of T-Challa’s murdered father on his hands. Klaw brings with him a powerful army of super-powered mercenaries, all hell-bent on raining death and destruction on the pristine land. Even with Wakanda’s might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against such a massive invading force?”BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER?(W): Reginald Hudlin (P): John Romita Jr. (I): Klaus Janson (C): Dean White (L): Chris EliopoulosI must admit. I’ve never read anything Black Panther until recently. I started with the latest run from Ta-Nehishi Coates, but I wanted to go back. I wanted to dive deeper into this world of advanced technology. The beautiful and mysterious Wakanda and the African magic that exists within this fictional world. With the upcoming release of Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, coming on February 16, 2018, it only made the hype for reading Black Panther more real.The story of Black Panther is known far and wide, but creators have told the story in very different ways. The crux of it all is that Black Panther isn’t only a man, but a legacy. The Black Panther, the ruler of Wakanda and a spiritually based warrior, is a hereditary title, passed to whoever proves worthy of holding it. Currently, the title belongs to T’Challa, King of Wakanda and son of the late T’Chaka. Wakanda is an African country that is highly more advanced than any other part of the world. Many have tried to conquer but to no avail. Wakanda carries “technological superiority” more infinite than any part of the nation as well. If you come for Wakanda or the Black Panther, you better tread lightly.via Marvel ComicsBlack Panther: Who Is The Black Panther, written by Reginald Hudlin, pencils by John Romita Jr with inks by Klaus Janson, Dean White on colors and lettering by Chris Eliopoulos, reigned from 2005 to 2008. Reginald Hudlin brings a very focused and timeless feel to this story. He doesn’t focus on the enhanced abilities of how T’Challa became Black Panther.He sets his sites on T’Challa’s already laid skills as he fights his uncle for the title. Hudlin writes the legacy and lineage of the hero but writes it in a way that T’Challa truly proves himself and the resilience of the country itself. Reginald writes this narrative like a historian, almost like a Wakandian point of view. I feel like every person who takes hold of the Black Panther title becomes a transcriber. It’s engaging, conscious and plants its feet in the ground and as you turn the pages, you just watch it grow.Something I loved about Hudlin’s writing is the depiction of “Wakanda vs. The Rest of the World.” The knowledge that people have taken things away from Africa, including people and places, but Wakanda is like “We will protect ours” is a powerful statement to make.Wakanda can do bad all by itself. They have such high strength of who they are as a country and community. Not bothered by anything on the outside because they work to strengthen and strive for themselves. They do not bow to anyone, especially people who seek to invade what they have built. Hudlin not only shows that with the power of the Wakandans, but the counters that with all the military power, inabilities and greed of man. Hudlin creates a dialogue that is massive brilliant and essential.John Romita Jr’s pencils and inks by Klaus Janson are suited for each other. They work organically together, bringing out the landscape, tech, destruction, and emotion throughout the panels. Romita’s pencils are refined. They’re polished and elegant in their execution, but the best thing he does with his pencils is facial expressions. Each character has their own distinguished personality, and with Janson’s inks, they enhance tenfold.via Marvel ComicsDean White’s Wakanda colors feel like home. They complimenting the landscape and characters that we come to know and adore. You almost see the difference between his colors when you’re within the frosty and cold nature of the USA then the warm and robust feel of Africa. Chris Eliopoulos’ letters complete this comic with sounds that you’re almost sure you can hear as you read. Eliopoulos does an outstanding job with placement, especially for the Klaw and Black Panther. They’re opposites, militant and cunning in their own ways, so when they speak, it’s important to listen. Eliopoulos’ letters with Romita’s facial expressions, give the panels a definite pop that you know is so authentic.If you want to get into Black Panther, for new or old fans, you want to pick up this particular series to get you started. You’ll not only get an introduction to the history of Black Panther but some background of a notorious villain Klaw (Ulysses Klaus, whose be played by Andy Serkis in the film). Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther lets you know who he is and where he came from and how far he’ll go to protect his homeland. This series is an absolute powerhouse that everyone should get their hands on. Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther is now available on Comixology.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Hands-On: ‘Oninaki’ Is an Emotional Action RPG ExperienceFan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild Stay on target A few more games from the World of Darkness mythos may be in the works between White Wolf and Cyanide, but Sjögren is staying pretty tight-lipped on those projects and wants to solely focus on Werewolf for the time being. If you were lucky enough, there was a small booth displaying a quick concept art slideshow of Werewolf with developers on hand at this past years E3 Expo. Sjögren at this year’s show told fans “We intend to and indeed feel we are making great progress towards making the World of Darkness something that’s going to be on everyone’s mind. But it takes time. Putting deals together and especially to produce all of these entertainment products is a time-consuming business for sure. But yes it’s easier for us to be cool about it when we know what’s coming in the dark pipeline than it is for fans craving content now to stay cool.”In closing, it looks like it’s time for us World of Darkness fans to get excited again! I know it has been a rough seven years during the MMO craze, but I’d honestly take another Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines story-driven action RPG based on Werewolf, over a micro-transaction filled MMO any day of the week.Stay scary my friends. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Fans however, wanted more and MMO’s were on the rise. It only felt right that if Warcraft could gain millions of users with its vast storytelling and gameplay, so could White Wolf. The property was purchased by EVE Online developer CCP Games and work on the new MMO started. Sadly a firm direction was nowhere in sight for the game and CCP abandoned further development of the IP. Fans of the publishing group for years asked about the property with no answers in sight. Thankfully at the tail end of 2015, Cities: Skyline and Tyranny publisher Paradox Interactive announced that they had purchased the World of Darkness brand and re-established the settings original owner, White Wolf Publishing. The monsters had finally come back to their gothic castle in the hills where they belonged. Since then White Wolf has turned their focus to capturing what made Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines so great with Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio’s upcoming action RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse. But what about the World of Darkness MMO? Well CCP had been working on the title for seven years before finally decided that this was not the right move for the World of Darkness. They wanted to focus solely on one big game, and that became Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Sadly the developer was unable to bring the game to fruition and had to close the project before it was released and let go of the White Wolf team. White Wolf Publishing has been home to monsters and madmen since the early nineties. It is almost impossible to come across tabletop gamers who are not familiar with the company’s flagship titles like Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Though these stories did not stop with politically lustful vamps and echo awoken lycans. The entire World of Darkness was at dungeon masters fingertips and horror fans rejoiced! Later on White Wolf would expand into trading card games and eventually the video game market. Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption released in 2000 and was met with mediocre reviews. It was not until 2004 when the game’s sequel Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines released that not only fans of the series would take notice, but also gamers alike. Bloodlines offered a ton of unique storylines, colorful character builds and a semi-open world for your vamp to crawl around and play in. This is also why the game was in purgatory hell for so long. It was said that Bloodlines offered too much for such a small team to handle. I’m honestly amazed it released at all. Hunter: The Reckoning also released a few years earlier which became a fun hack and slash party game for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Game Cube. This is when Paradox Interactive seized this opportunity and literally knocked on CCP’s door and asked to buy all of the White Wolf rights. The purchase was made in 2015. This purchase allowed White Wolf to freely act in its best interests of the World of Darkness, which included partnering with external developers and publishers, including Cyanide, who is currently working on the new Werewolf title. CEO of White Wolf Publishing, Tobias Sjögren told OnlySP in an interview “I think, at this time in the industry, it’s all about what your next game is and to identify the teams and publishers with the passion and drive to make that next great product. Looking at [Cyanide’s] experience with mixing heavy visual action with the RPG genre and the learnings they have made along the way is one thing that convinced us. But most importantly their awesome passion for Werewolf and its environmental themes… What we’ve seen from the game so far blows our mind, and we feel absolutely certain that they will do a product not only represents Werewolf but is also a great visceral games experience.”This is really exciting stuff for Werewolf: The Apocalypse fans! Sjögren then goes on to say “From my personal experience, I can say giving a dev with a less than perfect record a chance is sometimes a great idea. If the team I worked on in the past had been judged on the ratings and sales of their game Codename Eagle, the game Battlefield 1942 and its sequels would never get made, and the world would be a less fun place. The very wise Tom Frisina was the one at EA who signed DICE at that time. He told me that ‘you are never better than your next game’ and that is something that stuck with me. What you need is a talented team with a vision and passion and absolutely magic products can be produced, and that is very much our feeling about all the partners we work with today.”
On Wednesday, Portland police responded to the intersection of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street on the report of a man in a wheelchair hit by a car.Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the man, who was suffering from injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. The man is an adult male but officers have not yet been able to positively identify him due to his level of intoxication.Officers learned that the man in the wheelchair was crossing 82nd Avenue from East to West on the North side of Glisan Street, against the traffic light.The driver, 20-year-old Promise Shelby, was traveling southbound on 82nd when she struck the man in the wheelchair. Shelby immediately stopped and has cooperated with the investigation. She did not have a drivers license and will be given a citation for No Operators License.Officers will follow-up with the hospital on the man’s condition and may issue additional citations.
By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, email@example.comA series of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) scandals since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent uprising, have garnered national headlines. But, over the weekend the negative national commentary on Baltimore police misconduct reached a new level.Oct. 13, “Saturday Night Live,” the NBC comedy institution took aim at the BPD with a skit called, “Thirsty Cops.” In the vignette, two Black female police officers wearing uniforms adorned with BPD patches, pull over a White male driver. That’s when the comedy hijinks begins.“Saturday Night Live,” the NBC comedy institution took aim at the Baltimore Police Department with a skit called, “Thirsty Cops.” (Screengrab)Cop 1: “Sir, just stand over here we’re going to ask you a couple of questions. You’re in a lot of trouble sir.”Driver: “I know, I know.”Cop 2: “Okay well, since you know so much, do you know why we stopped you?”Driver: “I guess I missed the stop sign back there?”Cop1: “Yeah, that’s right you did. And do you know why we asked you out of your car?”Driver: “Not really.”Cop 2: “Because you fine as hell, that’s why.”The two fictitious cops played by Leslie Jones and Ego Nwodim continue with their outlandish flirtations with the driver played by Seth Meyers, until a White female officer, played by Kate McKinnon joins in the fun.Driver: “Thank God you’re here officer, these two are being very inappropriate.”Cop 3: “What’s inappropriate sir is you walking around with that a**,” McKinnon said with an exaggerated Baltimore accent.The skit featuring buffoonish behavior of Baltimore female police officers lasts for almost four minutes and makes fun of the brazen examples of misconduct exhibited by the BPD over the last three years, which have plagued a police department seemingly out of control. A Baltimore police officer discovered drunk and slumped over in his police cruiser earlier this month is the latest episode of egregious misconduct by a BPD officer. He was terminated within 24 hours of the incident.But, now the BPD has become a punchline for the longest running comedy in television history.A request for comment to the BPD regarding the SNL skit was not returned by the time this story was published.
The Best Anime On HuluThis New Attack on Titan Transformation Is the Stuff of Nightmares Somehow, Attack on Titan continues to top itself over and over again. First, it shocked viewers with its premise and the terrible Titans when it first debuted. Then, it doubled down on the gore, guts, and weirdness with plenty of strange sights and sounds for people to eat right up as they kept tuning in week after week. For a while, many of us thought it just couldn’t get much stranger.Then, we brought you Rod Reiss. Remember him, the deformed Titan that we talked about recently who was basically a crawling, shambling mass of flesh because he didn’t go about taking the Titan transformation serum the right way? That was some nightmare fuel of the higher caliber as the character turned into a misshapen Titan with malformed legs, thin skin, and a mess of other deformities.AdChoices广告Well, he’s back in the newest episode. And, well, yeah. You’re going to want to avert your eyes if you think you’re going to want to get any sleep tonight. Are you ready for this? Okay, look below.This is some nightmare fuel right here good god pic.twitter.com/7ldJWsgwuu— Attack on Titan Wiki (@AoTWiki) September 16, 2018Heinous, right? But you can’t look away from it? This is the “seedy underbelly” of Rod Reiss, and as you can see it’s really not that much to see — it’s just the nasty insides of a Titan that was never meant to be formed. And hopefully, Reiss has learned the error of his ways by being forced to exist (albeit briefly) as a massive creature that’s not formed correctly – imagine how much living like that can hurt!At any rate, this episode is the last we’re going to see of Reiss, and that may very well be a good thing for many of you, but don’t consider this the last you’ll see of Attack on Titan nightmare fuel. As long as there are Titans, there will be even nastier things to look at.Watch this weird Attack on Titan Noodle commercial. Read up on the latest mobile game from the franchise. And find out what inspired the show’s creator. See all Attack on Titan news here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
Make no mistake, the USMNT have no one to blame but themselves for choking away their chance to pass through by losing to Trinidad, but this digs the knife in a little deeper.Watch Panama’s phantom goal. The U.S. Men’s Soccer team pulled off an all-time choke job by losing to Trinidad and Tobago last night. The loss, combined with wins by Honduras and Panama created a perfect nightmare scenario that leaves the U.S. out of the upcoming World Cup in Russia.Even though the U.S. should have handled their business, one of Panama’s goals in their match against Costa Rica, that helped bounce the U.S., never crossed the goal line and shouldn’t have counted.The Panama goal came in the 52nd minute and leveled the score at 1-1. It’s clear on the replay that it never came close to fully crossing the line. Panama eventually scored the game winner in the 87th minute and advanced to the World Cup. Had Panama drawn against Costa Rica, they would have been left out instead of the U.S, who just won a head-to-head matchup, 4-0, last week.For those wondering, FIFA does have goal line technology to review such goals in World Cup play, but CONCACAF doesn’t use the technology in the group qualifying stage. Advertisement
Some users complain of a confusing interface, one of the slowest online productivity services. Ease of use, online collaboration and sharing, concurrent editing of documents, affordability. Cons Known to bog down computer memory. Tool Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Lotus Symphony Pros A range of extras beyond the typical productivity apps–including CRM for as many as three users; strong mobile phone support. Incompatible with .docx files; slower than Office and most alternatives. 2 min read ThinkFree This story appears in the November 2010 issue of . Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Limited support; only word processing documents can be edited offline. Full-fledged client-side software without licensing woes; similarity to older Office versions eases user transition. Zoho October 20, 2010 Register Now » Limited support, few advanced functions; only word processing documents can be edited offline. Offers a lot of synergies with Lotus Notes, stronger tech support options than most Microsoft alternatives. Improvements in open source and software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms mean more alternatives to Microsoft Office (see chart).We checked in with Guy Creese, research vice president with IT research and advisory group Gartner, and Rob Helm, managing vice president of research with Directions on Microsoft, an independent Microsoft technology consulting company in Kirkland, Wash., for some expert views on what to consider.Environment. If you use a lot of Microsoft documents, you may be stuck, because other solutions aren’t great for translating formats, Creese says. But if you use Lotus Notes, a switch to Lotus Symphony can be easy. And if your workers are mostly viewing and lightly editing via mobile phones, online SaaS solutions could be a good choice.Usage patterns. Are your workers casual Office users or do they require advanced functions such as track changes and Pivot tables? Do they depend on a laundry list of macros that would be supported by Office only?Training. Switching to OpenOffice may still cost you in productivity and training time. But Helm says businesses switching to Office 2007 or 2010 from legacy versions may need to train workers anyway, because Microsoft made considerable interface changes starting with Office 2007.Support. If you require a traditional support structure, then you may be stuck with Office. But if you’re OK with having questions answered by the open-source user community via Twitter or a blog, then it’s a different story.Integration. If you depend on a third-party tool that requires integration with Office, you may have to stay with Microsoft. Google Apps Highly compatible with Microsoft Office docs, offers a good blend of desktop and SaaS benefits. OpenOffice
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Local forensic personnel, as well as staff from Ladysmith SAPS Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management, spent their 67 minutes on Mandela Day (July 18) at the Victory Haven shelter.Police officers interacted with the children and provided them with gifts as well as a sumptuous meal.Also read: Private hospital do their kind bit on Mandela Day #67Minutes Lt Colonel JT Khoza, the commander at the unit, was pleased with the efforts of his team. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The United States and Argentina sealed a major trade deal on the first day of President Barack Obama’s visit Wednesday, bolstering the efforts of his counterpart to end a decade-and-a-half of international financial isolation.After talks in Buenos Aires between Obama and new President Mauricio Macri, the White House announced the signature of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement and support for Argentina’s full participation in the IMF and other key international financial institutions.Macri won elections in November, ending 12 years of leftist and crisis-ridden rule by the late Nestor Kirchner and his wife Cristina, who reveled in political enmity with Washington.Obama is keen to help shore up the new president, spying a chance to put Argentina on a firmer financial footing and creating a new ally in the region.“The United States welcomes President Macri’s efforts to strengthen Argentina’s ties to the international financial system and engage with multilateral economic fora,” the White House said.The White House also announced that six trade delegations would visit Argentina and technical assistance to help support reforms. Bystanders gather at the Monument to the Carta Magna and Four Regions of Argentina, located in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, to catch a glimpse of U.S. President Barack Obama’s motorcade on March 23, 2016. Eitan Abramovich/AFPArgentina is Latin America’s third-largest economy, similar in size to Sweden, Nigeria or Taiwan. But a $100 billion default in 2001 made it a financial pariah, effectively shut out from international capital markets.Macri has tried to quickly clear billions’ worth of remaining claims from holdout bond holders. A deal has been agreed but has yet to be ratified. Until the issue is resolved, Argentina is frozen out of the International Monetary Fund, making investment difficult.Obama had traveled from Cuba — where citizens are among the most pro-U.S. in the hemisphere despite government suspicions and Cold War tension — to a country where anti-U.S. sentiment is rife.George W. Bush was the last U.S. president to visit Argentina. But his 2005 trip to a regional summit sparked mass protests, rioting and arrests. Facebook Comments Related posts:Argentina to borrow $15 billion to pay creditors Obama, Castro hail ‘new day’ for US-Cuba relations Costa Rica to ‘take a hard look’ at its diplomatic missions, foreign minister says after meeting with US Secretary of State Kerry Argentina opposition attacks Macri over Panama Papers
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Music Review: Norway mints a new pop princess in Sigrid Sigrid, “Sucker Punch” (Island Records)Rising pop singer Sigrid’s new album “Sucker Punch” is perfectly titled — it’s a surprise hit you never saw coming that instantly makes an impact.The Norwegian performer has a knack for pure, crystalline synth-pop and her 12-track full-length debut is a string of massive hooks and beats, fed by videos featuring the seemingly normal and endearingly goofy 22-year-old.Sigrid — born Sigrid Solbakk Raabe — first came to notice in 2017 with her breakout hit “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” a millennial giving shade to anyone talking down to her. “Say I’m young/I don’t care/I won’t quit,” she sings on it. That song is included in “Sucker Punch” but it might not even be the high point of the album.She lets her falsetto soar on “Basic,” shows adaptability on the complex “Strangers” and while the excellent Lorde-like title track seems deceptively spare, it’s a pure wriggling earworm.Lorde is, appropriately, a fan, adding two Sigrid songs to her “Homemade Dynamite” Spotify playlist, alongside tunes by Future, Taylor Swift and Khalid. Sigrid’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s classic “Everybody Knows” made it onto the “Justice League” soundtrack.Sigrid has gotten some songwriting assistance from Emily Warren, who has worked with The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa and Backstreet Boys. Her lyrics often touch on seeking connections, looking for reassurance in love or confessing that she feels exposed. “My heart is aching, do you feel it too?” she asks on the outstanding orchestra-fed, recovery song “Don’t Feel Like Crying.”Sigrid shows a lot of her range on the album, adopting a slight reggae feel on “Business Dinners” and virtually rapping on “Don’t Feel Like Crying.” On “Dynamite,” the album closer, she tosses out all the synths and drum machines in favour of a simple piano accompaniment. It’s a devastating breakup song and it’s a vocal standout. “You’re safe as a mountain/But know that I am dynamite,” she sings.So feel free to add Sigrid to the list of fellow rising pop talents like Aurora and Astrid S. who all hail from Norway. And get ready for her sucker punch.___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitsMark Kennedy, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2019 9:37 am PDT
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