Kazan (Russia): India, projected to have the largest working population between 2022 and 2034, has called upon nations to join hands with it to leverage its skilled manpower, with an estimated 10 million youths entering the workforce per annum.India, with a strong 48-member contingent, is among the 63 countries participating in the world’s biggest international vocational skill competition — WorldSkills Kazan 2019, which is underway in the capital of Tatarstan. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”As we know, India is a young nation in an ageing world with the median age of 27.6 years as compared to median age of above 40 in large parts of developed nations. India is also projected to be the region with the largest working population from 2022 till 2034. In view of this, skilling on global standards can ensure global mobility of highly skilled Indian workforce,” Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey said here. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHe urged nations to come forward to encash this opportunity while attending the second edition of the Summit for Ministers, held in Kazan on the sidelines of the 45th WorldSkills Competition.Ministers from more than 40 countries participated in the summit and deliberated on the most advanced approaches to workforce training system excellence.Participants included Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education of the Russian Federation; Jos de Goey, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Chair of the Strategic Development Committee at WorldSkills International; Tang Tao, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, People’s Republic of China, amongst others. Pandey said India’s focus is on ensuring that its demographic dividend is appropriately skilled, and people are productively employed in decent work.”For India, this demographic dividend is a limited opportunity which will peak around year 2040 wherein it is estimated that there would be 46 dependents per 54 workers,” he said.Currently, India has more than 10 million youths entering the workforce every year, he said.”To provide access to quality skilling opportunities within a short time frame, India has adopted an accelerated modular competency-based programme of 200 to 600 hours duration. For enhancing the employability of youths coming out of these short-term programmes, it is envisaged to further skill them under an industry-led apprenticeship program. Youths directly entering the labour market are trained on in-house bridge courses by industry,” he said.At the same time, the minister said industry interface was equally important and one of the key strategies for skilling with scale, speed and standard is the focus on industry-led apprenticeship training.”A comprehensive set of legislative, policy and administrative reforms have been undertaken to create one of the most liberal and industry friendly interventions in apprenticeship.”The intent behind these interventions is to reduce the burden of compliance by moving towards self-certification, provide flexibility to industry in terms of hiring and training apprentices, creating a role for Industry Chambers to be third party aggregators and leveraging technology for process standardisation and simplification,” he said.A National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) was launched in August 2016 to extend financial benefits by the government to industries for taking up apprentices.Targeting high population of youths migrating overseas for good opportunities, the minister said the government has taken numerous initiatives to improve opportunities for decent overseas work and enhance the skills level of emigrating workforce.Detailing initiatives, he said these include a number of government-to-government (G2G) agreements focused on testing centres and joint skilling programmes.”A case study in point is the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) of Japan…Indian workers are now going to Japan under this programme due to a G2G agreement. This has also led to setting of several Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing at various locations in India,” the minister said.These G2G and other B2B partnerships have led to development of common standards aligned with countries like the UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Japan.”Our endeavour is to adopt World Skills as ‘Global Gold Standard’ across the apex institutions of the skilling ecosystem. We started the India Chapter of World Skills – India Skills Competition in 2016. This competition saw over 50,000 participants across 27 states and Union Territories, supported by over 100 corporates and academic institutions,” he said.He quoted a recent by a global consultancy firm in association with industry bodies in India, forecasting that across the Indian workforce in the next five years, 9 per cent would be deployed in new jobs that do not exist today, 37 per cent would be in jobs that have radically changed skill sets, and 54 per cent will fall under unchanged job category.He said as a result, skilling becomes critical, whether it is entry level skilling for persons in ‘Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)’ category, or finishing skills to improve employability of students graduating out of our educational institutions or upskilling or reskilling of current workforce.The Government of India is supporting IT industry body NASSCOM with an outreach target of 200 million youths in various colleges and employer locations. In addition, Centers of Excellence like the Indian Institute of Skills are focusing on the application of Industry 4.0 technologies in the manufacturing sector, he said.Stressing on the need for an effective partnership between the government, industry and academia, he said building such a three-way partnership is one of the key strategies of the government to ensure future-ready workforce.
Six stories in the news for Wednesday, July 5———REPORTS OF $10.5M PAYOUT TO OMAR KHADR SPARK FURYWord that the federal government has agreed to pay former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr more than $10 million and apologize to him to settle a lawsuit has sparked a furious and at times virulent reaction among those who see him as a terrorist killer. But those who see Khadr as an abused “child soldier” say the apparent settlement is overdue. The settlement has been confirmed by sources familiar with the deal.———TOP GENERAL SLAMS ACTIONS BY ARMED FORCES MEMBERS AT HALIFAX INCIDENTCanada’s top soldier has condemned the actions of a group of Armed Forces members who disrupted an Indigenous spiritual event in Halifax on Canada Day. The event was commemorating the suffering of Indigenous Peoples when five men carrying the old Canadian Red Ensign flag approached and sang “God Save the Queen.” Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff, calls the incident “deplorable” and says the men will be removed from training and duties while the incident is investigated.———SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER AMBER ALERT IN SASKATCHEWANA suspect has been arrested after police in Prince Albert, Sask., issued an Amber Alert last evening after an eight-year-old girl was allegedly abducted. A little over an hour after the alert was issued, police said the girl had been found and is safe, but there was no word on whether she had suffered any injuries. Police later arrested Jared John Charles, 19, of St. Louis, Sask., but did not say what charges he may face.———FEDS TO EXPAND SCOPE OF $1.2 BILLION BUSINESS FUNDThe federal government is broadening the scope of its $1.26-billion fund to support innovation-related business investments to include companies from all industrial sectors. Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains will be in Hamilton later today to announce that Ottawa’s so-called strategic innovation fund will no longer be restricted to just a handful of sectors in Canada.———AUTO SALES IN CANADA DRIVE PAST THE ONE MILLION MARKERDespite slumping passenger car sales, more than one million new vehicles have been sold in Canada by the midway mark of the year for the first time. DesRosiers Automotive Reports says overall car and light truck sales increased five per cent, with 1,039,068 vehicles moving off lots from January through June compared to the same time period last year. The market research firm says June auto sales also set a record, with 203,486 sales.———NEW CFL COMMISSIONER TO BE INTRODUCEDThe Canadian Football League will announce it’s new commissioner today at a news conference in Toronto. A league source tells The Canadian Press that Winnipeg native Randy Ambrosie will be named the league’s 14th commissioner, replacing Jeffrey Orridge, who stepped down last month. Ambrosie played nine years in the CFL, winning a Grey Cup in his final season with the Eskimos in 1993.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Queen Elizabeth at her official residence in Scotland for a private audience.— Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. will release a report on the rental market.— Court appearance in Regina for a 19-year-old who pleaded guilty to killing Hannah Leflar when they were both 16.— The producers of “Corner Gas” and the Town of Rouleau, Sask., launch the Dog River Walking Tour.
VANCOUVER — A Chinese telecommunications executive who was arrested after an extradition request from the United States is scheduled to appear in a Vancouver court for a bail hearing today.Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, was arrested Saturday while in transit at Vancouver’s airport.RELATED: Huawei arrest in Canada adds new wrinkle to fraught China-U.S. trade relationsThe company says she faces extradition to the United States on unspecified charges.Chinese officials have expressed concern about the arrest, with the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa calling it as a serious violation of human rights, while Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang has said Canadian officials should reveal their reasoning for the arrest.Canada is not providing further details about the case because of a court-ordered publication ban.RELATED: Arrest of Huawei exec sheds light on U.S. concerns over possible spy networksHuawei is the most prestigious tech company in China and was founded by Meng’s father, Ren Zhengfei.The company has said it is not aware of any wrongdoing by Meng.The Canadian Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Investigators hunting down the so-called Golden State Killer used information from genetic websites last year that led to the wrong man, court records obtained Friday by The Associated Press showed.An Oregon police officer working at the request of California investigators persuaded a judge in March 2017 to order a 73-year-old man in a nursing home to provide a DNA sample.The Oregon City man is in declining health and was unable to answer questions Friday about the case.His daughter said authorities never notified her before swabbing her father for DNA in his bed a rehabilitation centre, but once they told her afterward she understood and worked with them to eliminate people who conceivably could be the killer.The case of mistaken identity was discovered as authorities hailed a novel use of DNA technology that led this week to the arrest of former police officer Joseph DeAngelo at his house outside Sacramento on murder charges. Critics of the investigative approach, however, warned it could jeopardize privacy rights.DeAngelo’s suspected of being the sadistic attacker who killed 13 people and raped nearly 50 women during the 1970s and ’80s.Handcuffed to a wheelchair in orange jail scrubs, DeAngelo made his first court appearance Friday. The 72-year-old looked dazed and spoke in a faint voice to acknowledge he was represented by a public defender. He did not enter a plea.He has been charged with eight counts of murder, and additional charges are expected, authorities said.“We have the law to suggest that he is innocent until he’s proven guilty and that’s what I’m going to ask everyone to remember,” DeAngelo’s public defender Diane Howard said outside court. “I feel like he’s been tried in the press already.”Investigators were able to make the arrest this week after matching crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored in an online database by a distant relative. They relied on a different website than they had in the Oregon search, and they did not seek a warrant for DeAngelo’s DNA.Instead, they waited for him to discard items and then swabbed the objects for DNA, which proved a conclusive match to evidence that had been preserved more than 30 years.Also Friday, the co-founder of the genealogy website used by authorities to help identify DeAngelo said he had no idea its database was tapped in pursuit of the suspect who eluded law enforcement for four decades.Authorities never approached Florida-based GEDmatch about the investigation that led to DeAngelo, and co-founder Curtis Rogers said law enforcement’s use of the site raised privacy concerns that were echoed by civil liberties groups.The free genealogy website, which pools DNA profiles that people upload and share publicly to find relatives, said it has always informed users its database can be used for other purposes. But Rogers said the company does not “hand out data.”“This was done without our knowledge, and it’s been overwhelming,” he told The Associated Press.For the team of investigators, GEDmatch was one of the best tools, lead investigator Paul Holes told the Mercury News in San Jose.Officials did not need a court order to access GEDmatch’s large database of genetic blueprints, Holes said. Major commercial DNA companies say they do not give law enforcement access to their genetic data without a court order.Civil libertarians said the practice raises legal and privacy concerns for the millions of people who submit their DNA to such sites to discover their heritage.Privacy laws aren’t strong enough to keep police from accessing ancestry sites, which have fewer protections than regulated databanks of convicts’ DNA, said Steve Mercer, chief attorney for the forensic division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender.“People who submit DNA for ancestors testing are unwittingly becoming genetic informants on their innocent family,” Mercer said.While people may not realize police can use public genealogy websites to solve crimes, it is probably legal, said Erin Murphy, a DNA expert and professor at New York University School of Law.“It seems crazy to say a police officer investigating a very serious crime can’t do something your cousin can do,” Murphy said. “If an ordinary person can do this, why can’t a cop? On the other hand, if an ordinary person had done this, we might think they shouldn’t.”While most consumers would submit DNA to a commercial company such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe to create a genetic profile, the FBI did so for investigators, Holes told The New York Times.The profile was then uploaded to GEDmatch using a fake profile and pseudonym, the Times reported. The site allows users to remain anonymous.A year earlier, Holes had identified a rare genetic marker in the assailant’s DNA. He entered the information among 189,000 profiles at the genealogy website, YSearch.org, and the results led to a relative of the Oregon man.A spokeswoman for FamilyTreeDNA.com, which operates YSearch.org, said the company wasn’t contacted by law enforcement.“While we take our customers’ privacy and confidentiality extremely seriously, we support ethically and legally justified uses of groundbreaking advancements of scientific research in genetics and genealogy,” company officials said in a statement.The man’s daughter said the family was not aware that authorities had taken a DNA sample from him until the FBI contacted her in April 2017 to ask for her help expanding the family’s genetic tree as they searched for a suspect. The family did not know until they read an AP story on Friday that a judge had issued a warrant for the DNA sample.The woman spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because she did not want the family’s name publicly linked to the case.Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert told AP she was unaware of the Oregon misfire and, as far as she knows, genealogical sites weren’t used before DeAngelo was identified.DNA was just coming into use as a criminal investigative tool in 1986 when the predator also known as the East Area Rapist apparently ended his decade-long wave of attacks.As a former police officer, DeAngelo probably would have known about the new method, experts said.Police at the time suspected they were chasing a fellow cop or armed services member because he was so methodical and meticulous, said Wendell Phillips, a former Sacramento deputy who joined the hunt for the rapist who terrorized the suburbs east of the state capital.In fact, officers assigned to a special task force were required to submit saliva samples to exclude anyone who shared a genetic trait, Phillips said. About 85 per cent of people secrete their blood type in saliva and body fluids, but the rape suspect was in the roughly 15 per cent who didn’t.“Obviously, you didn’t want the East Area Rapist on the team,” Phillips said. “That turned out to be a pretty good concern.”___Balsamo reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press writers Brian Melley in Los Angeles, Gillian Flaccus in Oregon City, Oregon, and Matt O’Brien in Providence, Rhode Island, contributed to this report.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Papa John’s closed out a tough year on a weak note but says it expects improvement in 2019.The Louisville, Kentucky-based pizza chain said Tuesday that sales at established locations in North America dropped 8 per cent in the fourth quarter compared to the same period a year ago. International same-store sales were down 3 per cent.But it says it’s confident it can stem those losses this year with new products and menu changes.Papa John’s lost $14 million, or 44 cents per share, in the fourth quarter.Excluding one-time items, the company earned 15 cents per share. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected 17 cents a share.Papa John’s said its fourth-quarter revenue fell 20 per cent to $374 million. That was also lower than Wall Street forecasts.The Associated Press
Raquel Rolnik, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, said that although the Algerian Government should be commended for building social housing, recent street demonstrations against the beneficiary lists “are the direct consequence of the lack of citizens’ participation in the process of establishing the criteria of attribution as well as the scope of making decisions left to the administration.” Ms. Rolnik speaking at the end of a visit to Algeria said: “Democratizing housing policies, opening ground to the direct participation of citizens and civil society organizations in their planning and implementation, could represent an important step in the current framework of reforms promised by the Government.” OHCHR said that in her preliminary conclusions at the end of her 11-day mission, the Special Rapporteur also “pointed out the limitations of a policy based only on the offer of new housing units while there is a range of different housing needs in the country.”In this context, she reminded the Government of its obligation to protect the persons facing forced evictions and called on the authorities to “progressively ameliorate the conditions of living in unplanned settlements, as part of the need to diversify housing policies and to integrate them in a general framework of habitat,” the agency said. The independent human rights and housing expert also urged the Algerian Government to take positive measures to increase the access of women to housing and to protect them against discriminatory practices, OHCHR said. Ms. Rolnik is an unpaid, independent expert reporting to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. 19 July 2011A United Nations housing expert today called on the Algerian Government to democratize its housing policies, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported.
He said the former CJ had also not lodged a complaint with the police saying she was under threat. The police spokesman added that all former Chief Justices had not been provided with police security. Report by Indika Sri Aravinda Bandaranayake had on Tuesday said she feared for her life and was forced to quit her official residence because of the threat of violence. The AFP news agency quoted her as telling reporters from her car as she drove away from the Colombo residence that she also feared for the safety of her husband and son.“My life is in danger. The lives of all three of us are in danger,” she said. “I wasn’t even allowed to say my goodbyes to the people whom I worked with at the Supreme Court for over 16 years,” she said. The police security provided to former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been withdrawn despite her claims that her life is under threat.Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said that Bandaranayake was now an ordinary citizen and as such her police security including a police post outside her private residence had been withdrawn.
WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is releasing his presidential financial disclosure, which shows that the former vice-president earned millions of dollars, including more than $2.7 million for book deals and speaking engagements over the past year and a half.During a four-decade political career, Biden brought home little more than his government salary. But since leaving the White House in January 2017, Biden has become a millionaire. His newfound wealth stems from a lucrative publishing deal, publicity tours and other speaking engagements.Biden’s first book, an account of his son Beau’s death from cancer, briefly topped bestseller lists in 2017.Biden also earned $540,000 as a professor and namesake of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.He is now seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.Stephen Braun, The Associated Press
Expected to be present for the Council meeting is Carla Del Ponte, who currently serves as Prosecutor for both the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was set up by the Council in 1993 and is based in The Hague, as well as the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which was established the following year and is headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania. Asked by reporters as he entered UN Headquarters in New York this morning to comment on Ms. Del Ponte’s presence at the meeting Friday, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said: “I understand she’s coming to meet some of the members of the [Security] Council. As you know, I have a recommendation before the Council regarding an extension for one term and a designation of a separate Prosecutor eventually for the Rwanda Tribunal.” Mr. Annan added that he stood by the proposal he made to the Council. In the past, the Secretary-General has reiterated that separating the two posts would accelerate the work of both courts.
“The Secretary-General continues to closely follow the situation in Ukraine,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, told reporters in New York, adding that since the beginning of the crisis, the UN chief has urged all parties to avoid “hasty steps” that could exacerbate tensions. “He encourages all parties to work for a solution that is guided by the principles of the United Nations Charter, including respecting Ukraine’s unity and sovereignty,” said Mr. Dujarric.The statement comes in the wake of an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council on Saturday, at which the 15-nation body was blocked from adopting a resolution urging the international community to affirm Ukraine’s national borders and declare the referendum in Crimea invalid, owing to a “no” vote from Russia, a permanent member. China – who is also a permanent member, along with France, United Kingdom and the United States – abstained in the vote. Media reports suggest that voters in Crimea overwhelmingly supported leaving Ukraine and joining Russia.The referendum caps months of political unrest, triggered by the Government’s decision last November not to sign an agreement on broader European integration. The Ukrainian capital, Kiev, erupted in violent demonstrations and street clashes in late January, culminating with the removal by Parliament of President Viktor Yanukovych. Tensions mounted in the Crimea region, where additional Russian troops and armoured vehicles were reportedly deployed.In his statement today, the Secretary-General condemned the violence which occurred over the weekend in eastern Ukraine and which resulted in injuries and loss of life on all sides. “The Secretary-General once again urges all parties to refrain from violence and to commit themselves to de-escalation and inclusive national dialogue in the pursuit of a political and diplomatic solution,” said Mr. Dujarric, adding: “A deterioration of the situation will have serious repercussions for the people of Ukraine, the region and beyond.” The UN chief also urged all parties in Ukraine and those with influence to avoid any steps that could further increase tensions.“Above all, the Secretary-General urges all concerned to intensify their efforts and engage constructively toward a peaceful solution to this crisis, with the aspirations of all the people of Ukraine foremost in mind,” said Mr. Dujarric, adding that Mr. Ban remains ready to work with all parties to resolve this situation.
Then-sophomore attackman Katie Chase (11) warms up before a game against Notre Dame March 4, 2012, at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost, 16-7.Lantern file photoThere’s no doubt that one of the strongest leaders and competitors on the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is senior attackman Katie Chase.In high school, the Maryland native was looking for a university that had a big school feel, with lots of spirit to call home.“I knew going into it I wanted a school with a lot of tradition,” Chase said. “The first time I visited campus, I knew right away that this is where I wanted to be. The coaches and team were awesome. They made me feel (like) more than just a recruit.”Chase captured a career-high seven goals and a career-high eight points in a game against Oregon this year and leads the team in goals scored this season, with 37. Chase has been recognized by the American Lacrosse Conference prior to this season, earning Second Team honors, ALC Offensive Player of the week, OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection.While Chase’s statistics across the board are impressive, coach Alexis Venechanos said it is the nature of her character that stands out the most.“Katie Chase is one of the most humble players I’ve coached,” Venechanos said. “Her poise and her confidence is something that is just tremendous.”Although her scoring numbers are impressive, Chase exhibited her humility when it was brought to her attention and put her team in front of her accomplishments.“It’s nice,” Chase said. “But we still have a lot more to accomplish as a team this year.”Although the offensive statistics are a boost to the team, Venechanos says it is also Chase’s willpower that makes her a strong leader.“She could be getting triple teamed or getting pushed, but she has this poise about her and confidence that is really contagious to our team,” Venechanos said. “We ask a lot of her and she knows the team looks up to her.”Venechanos said Chase’s on-the-field character is present outside the lines as well. She described Chase as supportive, caring and always looking to help, with an “overall good demeanor.”“People love playing with her,” she said. “She is a phenomenal teammate.”A player in particular who enjoys playing with Chase is junior attackman Jackie Cifarelli. The pair’s chemistry is easily shown on the field with its ability to dominant the attack together.“I’m excited (about this weekend’s game) because it’s our senior game,” Cifarelli said. “We have always said, ‘play for our seniors.’”Cifarelli mentioned that the team has all grown to feel like a family. That family mentality is one of Chase’s favorite components to the program at OSU.“We are literally a family on and off the field,” Chase said. “Outside of lacrosse, they are all my best friends.”When the final horn on Chase’s lacrosse days at OSU sounds, she is planning on taking her double major in human development and family sciences and sports management and applying to graduate school closer to home.The Buckeyes are set to take on Penn State Sunday at 1 p.m. in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
‘Large part of network’ linked to bombing held, police sayFresh raids on Manchester barbershop and takeawayPolice reveal eight men as young as 18 held in custodyIsil calls on followers to rise up in ‘war’ on infidels in WestOfficers fear bomber could have distributed other devicesCorbyn speech linking UK wars to attack declared ‘crass’Rex Tillerson visits UK for talks after security leaks angerSalman Abedi: Who is uni dropout who turned to terror?The victims: Seven children among 22 people killedEverything we know about attack at Ariana Grande gig 9:14AMJeremy Corbyn condemned over ‘crass’ speech linking UK military action to terrorism A police cordon is in place around the Fade Away barbershop in Princess Road, Moss Side, after a police raid early today.The shutters were down on the shop but part of it appeared to have been smashed open to gain access to the front door. A cordon was then placed around the building at 6am, which stretches to an adjoining chemist, cafe and upstairs flats.A marked police van is parked outside the store next to a bus stop with a number of officers guarding the cordon. At last! The pair shake hands outside Carlton GardensCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP It comes amid fears the attacker might have built a second device that is now in the hands of fellow jihadists.Security sources now believe he assembled the bomb himself after learning his trade in Libya. But the amount of material in his home has led to fears that he could have built more than one device and and distributed them to other British-based extremists.A security source told the Telegraph: “The worry is there was enough to build two or three bombs and we can’t rule that out.” Liam Gallagher has announced his first ever solo gig in Manchester – with all profits to be donated to the families of the terror attack victims.The former Oasis singer announced the string of solo shows on his Twitter account, with tickets available from 9am on Friday morning. 5:14PM’A lot of the risk contained, but still some uncertainty’ British police have resumed “working closely” with US authorities on the probe after a tense showdown between the allies over leaked intelligence.After Theresa May warned the transatlantic row risked hampering the “special relationship” between the UK and America, US Secretary of State is making his first official trip to Britain today.With Britain on critical alert, stay with us for the latest updates today amid the huge operation to dismantle a suspected “network” linked to Abedi. Police today revealed that the eight men in custody “on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act” in connection with Monday’s atrocity, which killed 22 people – including seven children – are aged between 18 and 38. Scene of the Pulse nightclub attack in OrlandoCredit:Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP 3:07PM#ForManchester posters at Manchester Central Park Mosque Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I’m sitting here in Manchester, a place where 21 years ago the IRA detonated a bomb that injured 212 people.“That was the last terrorist act in Manchester. They are all terrorists. We have to be unequivocal that no amount of excuses, no amount of twisted reasoning about a foreign policy here or a foreign policy there can be an excuse.“The reality is these people hate our values. You only have to look at their propaganda to realise.” More from Assistant Commissioner Rowley:”Having made enormous progress and made some significant arrests and had some significant finds, there still remain important lines of inquiry for us to pursue.”We’ve got to try to understand everything we can about the dead terrorist, his associates.”We need to understand the whole network and how they acquired and built the bomb that exploded on Monday night.”It’s going to take a little more time to close down those gaps in our understanding.”We are working as fast as we can do because everyone wants answers to this.””We’ve got a lot of the risk contained but we still have some uncertainty.”As we chase down those lines of inquiry we will keep this strong policing presence.”We need to grow our confidence that we have got every component of the network and we have got as full an understanding as possible about how the device was constructed and whether there’s any remaining risk.”Clearly we haven’t covered all the territory we want to but we have covered a large part of it.”Our confidence has been increasing over recent days but there’s still more to do to get to the degree of confidence we want.” Meanwhile, Merseyside Police said a search of a property – believed to be leased to a pizza takeaway – in St Helens is complete.A spokesman said: “This phase of the operation is still in its infancy. There is currently no specific threat to Merseyside.” Superintendent Louise Harrison said:”I understand that this kind of activity can cause concern for people living in nearby communities and would like to thank them for their understanding and patience. “As a result of today’s operation, Merseyside Police is working very closely with community groups, community leaders, partner agencies and individuals to make sure concerns are addressed and that we provide the best possible service to local people. “Over the coming days and weeks we will be continuing to work with our local communities to address any concerns they may have. We always need the public’s help to defeat terrorism by being extra vigilant and letting us know of any suspicious behaviour or activity.”“Terrorists want to create discord in our communities, but Merseyside has a long history of our communities living and working together. This is a time for us all to work closely together and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to divide us. “Public safety is the paramount concern for the police and will continue to be our top priority and we have a duty to act and protect the public. We cannot be complacent and cannot take chances in situations such as this and police and the security services must act on information received.” Latest update pic.twitter.com/cQ7F69tVRX— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 26, 2017 A detective removes items from a barbers shop in Moss SideCredit:Christopher Furlong/Getty Friday Prayers at Manchester Central Park MosqueCredit:OLI SCARFF/AFP He said: “I have seen him a few times just walking past in the street. I don’t know if he used this barbershop or he is involved with anyone there.”We’re all shocked around here about what happened on Monday and how close we are to all this. You don’t know who these people are.”Earlier, Greater Manchester Police said they were searching a property in Moss Side in connection with Monday’s attack and had also arrested a man in the area.A spokesman said: “The search is being carried out at a separate property to the address where a man was arrested earlier this morning.” Tourists watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace on FridayCredit:John Stillwell/PA Police raided a house in the Withington area Credit:David Rose for The Telegraph Katie Hopkins, the controversial broadcaster, and LBC “have agreed” that she will leave the radio station “immediately”.They have parted company in the same week that she called for a “final solution” following the Manchester attack. Here’s more from our Crime Correspondent Martin Evans on what we know about the bomb used by Salman Abedi – and the fears of a second device:Abedi arrived back in Manchester from Libya on Thursday, travelling via Istanbul and Dusseldorf. The following day he visited the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester, where he was caught on CCTV buying a Karrimor rucksack.It is believed he then spent the weekend putting together the main components of the device, including the detonator.On Monday he then travelled the three miles from his home in Elsmore Road in the Fallowfield district to a rented apartment in Granby Row on the edge of Manchester’s Gay Village.The building was raided by special forces at lunchtime on Wednesdayand specialist forensics teams and bomb squad operatives were still at the building on Thursday.Sources believe Abedi may have used the £75 a night apartment to put all the components of the device together, before heading off late on Monday evening to make his way to the Manchester Arena where he killed 22 people.The use of two addresses to assemble the device was a tactic used by the 7/7 bombers who also spent months learning how to build a bomb at a training camp in Pakistan.Former Metropolitan Police officer, David Videcette, who helped investigate the tube bombings said it was likely Abedi had spent many months abroad practising how to assemble a device before returning to the UK.He said: “This is not something you can just put together by reading a book or watching a YouTube video. He will have spent time at a camp somewhere, possibly in Libya, being shown how to do it. “But once you have the skills and the materials, assembling the device itself can be done fairly quickly.”Click here for more. There are road closures in place ahead of the @Great_Run on Sunday. Check our travel advice & plan ahead: https://t.co/eCXm4cskMs pic.twitter.com/X0QGnBD3mm— TfGM (@OfficialTfGM) May 26, 2017 After yesterday’s transatlantic row over Manchester security leaks in America, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is making his first official visit to the UK today for talks with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from 11am.The Foreign Office said the visit was “an expression of UK-US solidarity” following the terrorist attack in ManchesterThe pair will write messages of condolence for the victims and hold talks on a range of foreign policy issues.However, the visit will be seen as an attempt to repair the rift that opened up over the intelligence leaks. 9:34AMLiam Gallagher announces first ever solo gig to raise funds for Manchester attack appeal 11:05AMBarbershop raided by police ‘has not opened since Arena bombing’ Amber Rudd failed to convince audience member that 20,000 fewer police has no bearing on terrorism #BBCQT #GE2017 pic.twitter.com/M7yVOlgp6R— Scott Nelson (@SocialistVoice) May 25, 2017 Meanwhile, with the General Election campaign due to resume on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn has signalled his intention to bring the issue of terrorism into the political arena.The Labour leader is expected to make a veiled attack on the Conservatives for underfunding the police service at a time of heightened threat, while linking Britain’s overseas military campaigns with terrorism at home.On Thursday, UK police resumed “working closely” with US authorities on the probe after a tense showdown between the allies over leaked intelligence.With Britain on critical alert, a huge operation is under way to dismantle a suspected “network” linked to suicide Abedi, who killed 22 people – seven of them under 18. It is now believed that Salman Abedi built the bomb himselfCredit:AP Jeremy Corbyn delivers his speech on Friday morningCredit:Jonathan Brady/PA We stand with the UK. We know this kind of attacks. We will do everything we can to increase cooperation against terrorism. @theresa_may pic.twitter.com/gfeTmisK9Q— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 26, 2017 1:20PMTillerson: The special relationship will withstand Manchester leaks The money raised from the Manchester show, at the O2 Ritz on May 30, will be donated to the Manchester Evening News’ British Red Cross appeal, which was set up to help relatives of those affected by the tragedy.Speaking to the paper about his decision, he said: “I just knew I had to. I’m not in it for the money. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can. I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it’s our duty to give people a good time.”Click here for more details. Cameras aloft, tourists crowd around The MallCredit:John Stillwell/PA The half marathon and 10km events will take place in Manchester city centre on Sunday 28 May. 12:46PMIsil calls for more attacks on West at start of Ramadan West Indian-born Byron Gibbs, 79, who has run Gibbs Hardware for the past 33 years, said that the shop next door had opened about 12 months ago.He said a number of men appeared to work there but had never come into his shop to buy anything.He said: “I never go there to talk to them, I don’t have my hair cut there. Everyone round here has noticed that the shop has not opened since Monday and they usually open every day, including Sundays.”Mr Gibbs said he had recognised the face of suicide bomber Abedi from the television. Chief Superintendent Jon Williams, from the Metropolitan Police, said:”We are working closely with both the Football Association (FA) and Wembley to ensure this weekend’s iconic football matches pass off without incident. “Together we have a long history of delivering safe and secure major sporting events. The focus is the safety and security of fans. “Anyone coming to the FA Cup Final or the other play off matches over the weekend will see an increase in police numbers in and around the stadium.“This will include extra armed officers on foot patrol around the environs of the Stadium, and the deployment of police armoured vehicles to support road closures.“At Twickenham rugby fans will see more armed officers on foot around the stadium.“If you have a ticket for any of the matches please help us out. Arrive earlier as there will be additional security and entry searches which may take a bit longer than fans are used to.“Our operations will include a range of highly visible but also covert and discrete tactics and this will run far beyond the final whistle and away from specific stadia. This will also apply right throughout the transport network.” Flowers for the victims of Monday’s bombing at St Ann’s Square in central ManchesterCredit:Emilio Morenatti/Ap 1:51PMGreat City Games and Great Manchester run to go ahead despite terror threat 10:27AMEight suspects held in Manchester bomb probe as young as 18 Assistant Commissioner Rowley outlined a number of strands of the investigation into the attack:Finances – Officers are mounting a large-scale financial investigation, with Mr Rowley saying: “We are interested in equipment people have bought bearing in mind a bomb was constructed.” Communications – Police are looking back at communications and working closely with technology firms. Exhibits – Investigators have seized large volumes of material during searches of a number of properties and expect to amass hundreds of electronic devices.CCTV – Police are trawling through footage on local cameras to establish movements and patterns of activity in the lead up to the attack. Witnesses – Officers are working to “triage” hundreds of statements from those caught up in the bombing. International inquiries – Detectives are probing links to Libya as well as liaising with counterparts across Europe and elsewhere. The “I Love MCR” signs have been popping up at sites across Manchester. Here they are seen adorning a pillar as worshippers attend Friday Prayers at Manchester Central Park Mosque. 1:56PMExtra police at Scottish Cup Final in Glasgow The Foreign Secretary was pictured killing time for the US Secretary of StateCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.— LBC (@LBC) May 26, 2017 2:41PMAmir Khan leaves floral tributes to Manchester victims 9:00AMPictures: Police raid barbershop after smashing open shutters The Labour leader said in a speech this morning:“We cannot carry on as though nothing happened in Manchester this week. “So, let the quality of our debate, over the next fortnight, be worthy of the country we are proud to defend. “Let’s have our arguments without impugning anyone’s patriotism and without diluting the unity with which we stand against terror.” Mr Corbyn also said that as Prime Minister he would only deploy British troops in the world’s trouble sports when he knows that the outcome will “deliver lasting peace”.Click here for more details. 11:52AM Jeremy Corbyn: It’s not unpatriotic to question British foreign wars after Manchester attack Manchester is hosting the Great City Games and Great Manchester run this weekend, putting pressure on the local police force.Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “There are no military personnel patrolling Manchester but we are therefore able to receive additional armed policing support because of this plan.”We are using this to help in our efforts enable the Manchester Games and Manchester 10k to go ahead.”We are working with event organisers and Manchester City Council to review and enhance our safety and security.”The athletics event will go ahead as planned on Friday afternoon and evening. Events start from 4.45pm and run until 7.20pm. Mark Rowley, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, confirmed British chiefs had “received fresh assurances” from their overseas counterparts that they could be trusted with confidential material.Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she expected the “critical” assessment of the terror threat – suggesting a fresh attack may be imminent – to remain in place in the coming days.Ms Rudd told BBC1’s Question Time: “During this period of ‘critical’, which we hope will only last for a few days – it could be longer, it will depend on the operation – we’ve pulled out additional support from the Army so we can go about our normal life.” Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the fallout for the Manchester Arena bombing.We’ve been hearing overnight that counter-terror police have carried out new raids in connection with the attack, searching addresses in Manchester and Merseyside.One man was arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning and detectives searched a property in St Helens.Eight men are in custody in connection with Monday’s atrocity, with police and security agencies working at pace amid fears of further attacks. Police officers tie up cordon tape outside the barber’s shopCredit:DARREN STAPLES/Reuters Najma Khalid came to lay flowers with members of the Women’s Chai Project.She said: “We just want to stand together and tell Manchester we love them and we are praying for the victims. This is not going to divide us. Life carries on and we’re standing united.” 9:06AMEnd of control orders to monitor terror suspects a ‘grave mistake’ Salman Abedi, pictured left putting his bins out and right in CCTV footage shortly before the attack, is now thought to have assembled the bomb himself after learning his trade in Libya Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley discloses that police have reviewed security at more than 1,300 events around the country ahead of the bank holiday weekend.But he issued a message of reassurance to the public.”Go out as you planned. Enjoy yourselves and be reassured by the greater policing presence you will see.”We can’t let the terrorists win by dissuading us from going about our normal business.” 5:16PMSix elements in investigation Detectives have made “immense” progress in the investigation into the Manchester bombing and are confident they have arrested some “key players”, Britain’s top counter-terror officer has said.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said police have made “significant” arrests and “finds” and have got hold of a “large part of the network” being sought over the atrocity.Mr Rowley said: “They are very significant, these arrests.”We are very happy we’ve got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about but there’s still a little bit more to do.” The spokeswoman said a rehearsal for Trooping the Colour – also known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade – which was due to be held today had been moved to next Wednesday.She said: “This decision has been taken by General Officer Commanding London District as preparations were ahead of schedule.”We take these rehearsals for Queen’s Birthday Parade very seriously to ensure we are able to equal and even exceed the standards of excellence expected for this important and high-profile annual event.”In January, it was confirmed Changing the Guard was switching to fixed days in the autumn and winter after security was stepped up in the wake of the Berlin terror attack. 2:25PMChanging of the Guard attracts crowds again after it is halted due to Manchester bombing Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi People stand next to flowers for the victims of Monday’s bombing at St Ann’s SquareCredit:Emilio Morenatti/AP Amir Khan, the boxer, is among those who travelled to Manchester today to leave floral tributes to the victims under the watch of armed police officers.Manchester Cathedral, within the cordon since Monday evening, reopened on Thursday and is offering visitors the chance to sign a book of condolence and light a candle in memory of those who died. Armed officers on board a Virgin train as British Transport Police with weapons begin patrolling the railway networkCredit: Yui Mok/PA 11:08AMMore armed police at Wembley and Twickenham this weekend NHS England have given an update on the condition of those injured in the Manchester attack.A total of 66 people are now being treated across eight hospitals, including 23 patients in critical care, after Monday’s attack. 4:32PMMassive security review for Bank Holiday weekend Morning – on way to Manchester to pay my respects to the Victims of Manchester 🙏❤️— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 26, 2017 A spike in hate crime has hit Manchester in the wake of Monday’s suicide bombing, Greater Manchester Police say.A total of 56 hate crimes were recorded by the force on Wednesday, a significant rise on the 28 reported on Monday.Chief constable Ian Hopkins said: “Whilst we can’t directly link this to the events of Monday night, we are continuing to monitor the situation and support our communities.””Manchester has come together this week, the public has seen that, they have seen that compassion.”But it is important that we continue to stand together here, in Greater Manchester.”Particularly standing together against some of the hateful views that we have seen from a very small minority of the community that have no place here in Greater Manchester.”He added: “I have sent a personal message out to all the faith leaders and places of worship today and have thanked them for the support they have shown and stressed that hate crime will not be tolerated.” European security services are bracing for more attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning tomorrow, after Islamic State called on its followers to rise up in an “all-out war” on “infidels” in the West, reports Middle East Correspondent Josie Ensor in Beirut.Saturday marks the start of a 30-day period of fasting and reflection in the Islamic world, which has in recent years seen a large uptick in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) terror attacks.“Muslim brothers in Europe who can’t reach the Islamic State lands, attack them in their homes, their markets, their roads and their forums,” the jihadist group said in a message entitled Where are the lions of war? and published on YouTube.Defending themselves after the suicide attack on Manchester Arena, which left 22 mostly children and teenagers dead, the group said: “Do not despise the work. Your targeting of the so-called innocents and civilians is beloved by us and the most effective, so go forth and may you get a great reward or martyrdom in Ramadan.”Last year, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the late Isil spokesman, issued a call to arms to followers to carry out lone wolf attacks during the holy month. It was the bloodiest Ramadan month on record.Isil took credit for a lone jihadist gunman, an Afghan American who perpetrated America’s deadliest mass shooting in history and worst terrorism on US soil since 9/11 during early morning hours of June 12 at an Orlando gay nightclub, killing 49 and wounding 53. 5:37PMRise in local hate crime since attack The 22 Manchester attack victims – including seven children Fresh raids were carried earlier today as security services brace for more attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning tomorrow. Tourists gather for the Changing the Guard ceremonyCredit:John Stillwell/PA Greater Manchester Police have provided the first full breakdown of the arrests made in the huge investigation to establish whether there was a “network” behind Salman Abedi’s suicide attack.Counter-terror detectives have revealed eight suspects aged between 18 and 38 are in custody in connection with the Manchester bombing.In total 10 individuals were detained between Tuesday and Friday. All were held “on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act”.A 16-year-old boy arrested in Withington on Thursday and a 34-year-old woman arrested In Blackley on Wednesday have been released without charge. Ben Wallace, the Security MinisterCredit:JULIAN SIMMONDS for The Telegraph Danielle Anderson, 36, who came to lay flowers with sister Simone Anderson, 32, said the city seemed busier on Friday than it was earlier in the week.She said: “We came to town yesterday and it was the weirdest atmosphere, nobody was talking, everybody looked sad and everybody was quiet. It didn’t feel right.”Today it does feel different, it’s a lot busier. Yesterday, you could hear a pin drop.” Enhanced policing and security will also be in place for Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park in Glasgow.Police Scotland are asking ticket holders for the match between Celtic and Aberdeen to arrive early to allow for checks, and to not take bags into the stadium.Superintendent Mark Hargreaves, match commander for the event, said: “Whilst I understand that some people may be inconvenienced by the increased security, public safety is our priority and I am sure everyone in Scotland will co-operate with us and support this.”There is no specific threat against Scotland, or the Scottish Cup Final; however, people should remain calm but vigilant and report anything suspicious to police.” But, as these pictures show, he kept Mr Johnson waiting… Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion that Britain’s involvement in military action abroad is linked to terror attacks like the Manchester suicide bomb has been condemned as “twisted reasoning” by the Government’s Security Minister.Mr Corbyn will deliver a speech in London this morning in which he will point to “the connections between wars the Government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home”.But Ben Wallace said the timing of Mr Corbyn’s speech is “appalling” and “crass” as he rejected the idea that there is a link between UK foreign policy and terror. Andrew Neil’s done it again. After stirring speeches following the Westminster and Paris attacks, Andrew Neil’s monologue on This Week concerning the Manchester terror attack has been praised online.The BBC presenter called for a “national conversation”, saying that the “time for rhetoric is over” in his latest, stirring monologue. Meanwhile, with the General Election campaign resuming, Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion that Britain’s involvement in military action abroad is linked to the Manchester attack has been condemned as “twisted reasoning” by the Security Minister. Meanwhile, it is has emerged that police fear the Manchester bomber might have built a second device that is now in the hands of fellow jihadists.Officers who raided the home of Salman Abedi discovered a working bomb factory with a huge stash of explosive chemicals and other components.Security sources now believe that Abedi assembled the bomb himself after learning his trade in Libya.But the amount of material in his home has led to fears that he could have built more than one device and and distributed them to other British-based extremists. 7:17AMRecap: Everything you need to know on Friday morning Possible detonator of Manchester bomb in a picture released as part of US leaks 12:30PMTerror threat level to remain at critical amid ‘live’ police operation The developments followed a fraught day in which Greater Manchester Police severed intelligence-sharing ties with the US due to evidence being repeatedly passed to journalists without permission.”While we do not usually comment on information-sharing arrangements with international law enforcement organisations, we want to emphasise that, having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our key partners around the world including all those in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance,” Mr Rowley said.Abedi, who was known to security services for his radical views, was said to have been in close contact with family members moments before slaughtering concert-goers on Monday. Tickets on sale fill your boots https://t.co/4oUcxr4p6e LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 26, 2017 In St Ann’s Square, boxer Khan said: “I just wanted to come here and show my respects.”Obviously it’s a very sad time for Manchester. I have to say, the people of Manchester are very brave and we all have to stick together and get through things like this.”I believe in the people of Manchester, they’re very strong and we just have to all stick together.”I’ve come here to show my respects and I can’t believe the amount of people I have met here who are here for the same reason as me, showing their respects and laying flowers down.” Boris Johnson is left scratching his head as he waits for Rex TillersonCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP 10:18AMKatie Hopkins to leave LBC after calling for ‘final solution’ over Manchester attack 11:37AMRex Tillerson meets Boris Johnson… after keeping him waiting A former independent terror watchdog has said it was a “grave mistake” to abolish control orders to monitor terrorism suspects.Lord Carlile said the sweeping powers “may have saved dozens of lives” between 2005 and 2011.The independent peer and top QC also urged Theresa May to use their replacements “to their full effect now”, with just a handful of people currently subject to terrorism prevention and investigation measures (TPIMs).Control orders restricted the freedom of terrorism suspects and could be used to force people to move or restrict their use of phones and computers.But they were abolished by the coalition government in 2012 amid concerns over their impact on civil liberties. Lord Carlile told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme:”In my view control orders worked very well in the period between 2005 and 2011. Although they were criticised for breaching civil liberties, in fact they were upheld by the courts, every control order was subject to automatic review by senior judges.”Fifty-three people were placed on control orders, 23 of them with relocation requirements and restrictions on their use of the internet and so on.”I believe that may have saved dozens of lives and my view is that it was a grave mistake by the coalition government to remove control orders and to produce something more dilute. I do wish at least that TPIMs would be used to their full effect now.”TPIMs place restrictions on those suspected of being involved in terrorism, but where there is not enough evidence to charge or deport them.Just seven people are subject to TPIMs at the moment, Lord Carlile said, adding that they were “better than nothing”.Lord Carlile was previously a Liberal Democrat peer but quit the party given its stance on security issues. St HelensGreater Manchester Police said officers have been carrying out searches at an address in the St Helens area of Merseyside this morning.A spokesman said: “These searches are connected to Monday’s attack on the Manchester Arena, but this is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage.”Moss SideOfficers are also searching an address at a property in Moss Side in connection with the attack on the Manchester Arena on Monday.The search is being carried out at a separate property to the address where a man was arrested earlier this morning.A police spokesman said: “As it stands ten people in total have been arrested in connection with the investigation, of which a man and a woman have since been released without charge. Eight men remain in custody for questioning.” A police officer outside a barber’s shop in Moss Side that was raided by officers in ManchesterCredit:DARREN STAPLES/Reuters The owner of a shop next door to a barbershop raided by armed police overnight in Moss Side said the premises involved has not opened since Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.It is understood that an armed response unit arrived at the Fade Away shop in Princess Road in the early hours of Friday and that the shutter to the barbershop was cut open at about 5.15am to gain access to the front door.A cordon was then placed around the building at 6am and stretched to an adjoining chemist, cafe and upstairs flats. The cordon was lifted at 10.40am.A marked police van is parked outside the store next to a bus stop with a number of uniformed officers guarding the cordon. Hundreds of tourists have watched the Changing of the Guard ceremonies at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.The popular events were cancelled on Wednesday in the wake of the Manchester attack to allow police officers, who would have been controlling road closures, to be re-deployed.But a Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said the colourful spectacles, that attract large crowds to the Queen’s official London home and her Berkshire castle, would go ahead as scheduled.In bright summer sunshine, visitors to the capital watched as F Company the Scots Guards marched to replace the Buckingham Palace old guard of the Queen’s Colour Squadron, RAF. A police officer is reflected in the window of a barber’s shop in Moss Side as plain clothes officers search insideCredit:DARREN STAPLES/Reuters Remnants of a backpack used to carry the Manchester bomb 8:13AMWhat do we know about the bomb used in the Manchester attack 9:58AM’The time for rhetoric is over’: BBC’s Andrew Neil demands action Speaking on his first official visit to the UK, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US took “full responsibility” for and “regrets” the leaking of information from the Manchester bombing.A row erupted between the US and British authorities after a host of sensitive information, including photographs from the scene of the attack, was leaked to American news outlets in the wake of Monday’s attack.Mr Tillerson said: “This special relationship that exists between our two countries will certainly withstand this particular unfortunate event.” Boris Johnson greets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outside Carlton Gardens in London on Friday morningCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP France will to “do everything we can” to help Britain fight terror, President Emmanuel Macron has told Theresa May as he met her at the G7 summit this morning. With two big sporting events tomorrow, sports fans can expect to see more armed police on patrol.The Metropolitan Police said extra officers will be on duty for the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday and the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham. 8:00AMRex Tillerson visiting UK in bid to repair intelligence rift 10:45AMMore details of those arrested released by police 7:46AMWhere the new searches are taking place Hopkins hosted a weekly show every Sunday on the station. 2:52PMTwenty-three Manchester victims remain critically ill In the years leading up to Monday’s attack, it was said Abedi was known to security services, but his risk to the public remained “subject to review” and MI5 considered him a “former subject of interest”, a Whitehall source said.Police hunting the “network” behind his attack said they had made “significant” arrests and seized “very important” items in raids.Emergency services on the night and aftermath of the Manchester attack were criticised by the widower of one victim, who accused them of leaving families in the dark.Steve Howe, whose wife Alison, 45, died as she was waiting to collect their daughter from the concert, told Channel 4 News: “I gave them all the details, all the information from security in the arena, no-one has rang us… I was so frustrated.” At a bilateral meeting with new French President, Mrs May thanked him for the solidarity shown by the French following the Manchester attack.”Of course France itself knows what it is like to suffer from terrorist attacks. And these incidents show us why it is so important for us to work together in defeating terrorism,” she said. 12-volt battery that was a possible power source of the Manchester bomb Here’s Boris Johnson meeting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a few moments ago.The pair are holding talks after a tense showdown between the US and British authorities over leaked Manchester intelligence.After Theresa May warned the transatlantic row risked hampering the “special relationship” between the UK and America, it was announced Mr Tillerson would make his first official trip to Britain. 9:36AM’We stand with the UK’: Emmanuel Macron offers support to Theresa May Speaking after chairing a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee, Home Secretary Amber Rudd disclosed that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has assessed that the terror threat level should remain at critical while the “live” police operation continues.The rating was raised to critical, the highest level, for the first time in a decade in the wake of the Manchester outrage. It indicates that an attack may be imminent. Boris Johnson and Rex Tillerson attend a joint press conferenceCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP An Islamist jihadist then stabbed a police officer and his wife in a Paris suburb in front of their son. The killer explicitly claimed in a live broadcast of the murder that he was responding to Adnani’s call.Later that month, three Isil suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up at Istanbul’s main airport, killing 45 and wounding more than 250.The final global body count after the month-long rampage was 421 dead and 729 wounded.Hitting multiple targets in many different countries is designed to send the message that no person on earth is safe or can be protected from terrorism. A relative of the 22-year-old said he had felt increasing frustration at his treatment in the UK, heightened after a friend was fatally knifed in what he perceived to be a religious hate crime.She added that the British-born bomber began referring to others in the country as “infidels” who were “unjust to Arabs”.Libyan authorities, who are questioning Abedi’s parents and siblings, claimed he made a final phone call to his mother on the eve of the attack, in which he said: “Forgive me.”Music fans were targeted at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in the worst terrorist attack on British soil since the July 7 bombing in London in 2005.As Abedi’s route to mass murder continued to be probed:Downing Street announced the Government’s emergency Cobra committee will meet in Whitehall on Friday morning to discuss the latest developments, chaired by the Home Secretary.Officers also carried out searches at properties in Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton. A bomb disposal unit returned to the Wigan address on Thursday night so experts could examine “potentially suspicious items”.British investigative efforts remained focused on smashing the potential terror ring which may have assisted Abedi, despite the belief of Libyan authorities that he acted alone.Twenty-three people remained in critical care across eight hospitals. They included five children at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.British Transport Police announced that specialist firearms officers are to patrol on trains nationwide for the first time.NHS England warned health organisations to “ensure care is in place should it be needed” as Britain remained on high alert in the run-up to the bank holiday weekend.A man and a woman arrested as part of the probe were released without charge.At the Nato summit in Brussels, Theresa May confronted Donald Trump with her concerns about security lapses which allowed crucial evidence to be handed to US journalists by his officials.He vowed to investigate, calling the leaks “deeply troubling” and warning the sources of the security lapse could be prosecuted. Islamic State has called on its followers to rise up in an “all-out war” on “infidels” in the West. Saturday marks the start of a 30-day period of fasting and reflection in the Islamic world, which has in recent years seen a large increase in terror attacks.As detectives revealed the youngest man in custody over the Manchester attack is 18, early-hours searches were on Friday launched at a Manchester barbershop and a takeaway on Merseyside.Officers who earlier raided terrorist Salman Abedi’s home discovered a working bomb factory with a huge stash of explosive chemicals and other components. Jeremy Corbyn has denied he is being unpatriotic by claiming that the deployment of British troops overseas is linked to the suicide bombing of a pop concert in Manchester, reports Christopher Hope and Laura Hughes. 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.
IM July features Canadian diamonds and Bateman Engineering has just informed us that it is supplying pneumo-drier systems to two major De Beers diamond projects in Canada: the Snap Lake and Victor Mine recovery projects. The last phase of the installation and commissioning is currently in progress, with final, handover commissioning scheduled for July 2007 for the Snap Lake units.The scope of the contract for both projects, awarded to Bateman Engineering by DRA, covers the design, procurement and supply and commissioning of pneumo-drier systems. At Snap Lake, Bateman Engineering is also supplying a vacuum spillage and transport system. All the equipment has been manufactured in South Africa, according to Bateman Engineering’s design.The pneumo-driers will convey diamond-bearing ore with a throughput, for Victor, of 12 t/h and, for Snap Lake, of 4 t/h. The moisture content in the diamond feed material to both pneumo-driers is 6 to 8% with the system achieving a 2 to 4% moisture reduction in the conveyed material, when measured at the discharge of the system. The feed enters the pneumo-drier system from a de-watering screen to a feed hopper then into a vibratory tube feeder which regulates the rate at which the feed of the product enters the heating element of the pneumo-drier. The product is conveyed inside piping and is discharged into a knock out bin before being passed through the X-ray sorting machines.Bateman pneumo-driers offer the unique feature of drying and conveying ‘wet’ material simultaneously, a significant advantage for X-ray sorting where high moistures in the feed are not ideal. In addition, since it is a closed system, handling of the product while it is being conveyed is restricted, enhancing product security and preventing contamination of either the product or the surrounds.Bateman Engineering has installed more than 25 units since 1995, with throughputs varying between 0.5 to 20 t/h. Used predominantly in the diamond industry to handle kimberlite (diamondiferous ore), alluvial diamond ore and marine silica, the Bateman pneumo-drier has also successfully conveyed and dried other materials such as coal and salt. It is simple, robust and compact, requiring less headroom than conventional drying systems. The flexibility of the pipe routing also allows for easy retrofitting into the existing establishments. The vacuum spillage and transport system supplied by Bateman Engineering to Snap Lake enables areas where spillages occur to be cleaned by industrial vacuum systems containing flexible hoses in order to reach around plant equipment and other difficult areas to access. The vacuum conveying system transports the recovered spilled material back into production vessels or to a point where it can be disposed of safely into a contained vessel. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Antonio Valencia will retain the captain’s armband at Manchester UnitedThe Ecuadorian full-back was officially named the United captain in the summer following Michael Carrick’s retirement from playing football.Although, amid struggles for form and fitness, Valencia’s place in the United team has been in doubt with just seven appearances across all competitions this season.But interim coach Solskjaer, who’s won both of his opening games in charge at United, made it clear that Valencia is still the skipper.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I told you he’s the captain and, when he’s properly fit and playing, he’ll wear the armband,” said Solskjaer on the club website.“He’s going through a couple of tough sessions now to get him ready for the busy period coming up.”When you look at Antonio, there are not many better right-backs going forward with his abilities so, yes, you’ll see him wearing his armband.“United will be taking on Bournemouth on Sunday at Old Trafford with Solskjaer hoping to make it three wins out of three.
Posted: May 12, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- We recently had supervisor Kristin Gaspar on the show to talk about the new SANDAG plan. She joined us again this morning to give us an update on last Friday’s SANDAG meeting and where SANDAG goes from here.In Sunday’s interview (below), Gaspar explained that the SANDAG Director, Hasan Ikhrata, is recommending everyone pay to drive on all freeway lanes because they are subsidized.A black box would be installed in every vehicle, tracking every mile you drive on the highway, and then that information will be given to the government so it could charge you. KUSI Newsroom, Supervisor Gaspar explains SANDAG’s proposal to install black boxes on all vehicles to track every mile you drive May 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 9:57 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDuring last week’s SANDAG meeting, Ikhrata tried silencing board members who didn’t agree with his plan. Gaspar’s office told KUSI Ikhrata became so aggressive, County Supervisor Gaspar got up and walked out.
OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews have airlifted three children and one adult to the hospital after, officials said, they were involved in a fiery car crash in Opa-locka.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, crews responded to a call of a vehicle striking a tree in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue and Jann Avenue, at around 8:30 pm., Saturday.7News cameras captured the mangled white Kia Optima wrapped around a tree as first responders, including Opa-locka Police officers, surrounded the scene. Drive safe out there. I’m at the scene of a bad crash along NW 27th Ave and Jann Ave. 3 children and 1 adult airlifted https://t.co/LKwBnWrbPJ pic.twitter.com/NLHYO8Hqup— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) June 9, 2019Martell Williams, a Good Samaritan who saw the crash, said the car exploded and burst into flames on impact.Shortly after, Williams said, he tried to help the victims, but insects in the tree prevented him from reaching them. “I tried to open the car door, but there were too much bees. I could not do anything.” he said.Cellphone video captured first responders sawing open the vehicle to extricate the victims.Paramedics have airlifted all four victims to Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition.Williams said he hopes all of the victims will survive their injuries.“It was very hard. It’s emotional, because I’ve got kids, and those are lives, and that’s basically it. It’s just sad,” he said.Authorities have not disclosed the victims’ ages or the extent of their injuries, as they continue to investigate the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Printer selection is one of the most important decisions for a magazine publisher. This is the vendor that handles what is the largest (or second-largest, after events) and most expensive product for most publishers, not to mention one that plays an increasing role in other publishing services, from database management to online content management systems. For a look at select printer services and capabilities, click here: Survey 1 Survey 2 As manufacturing and production staffs decrease at publishers, the printer role becomes even more important. “I used to be a production director, and recently I was at a social gathering with other former production directors and we’re all doing different things because we’ve chosen to leave or been asked to leave,” says Rob Brai, partner and COO at Superior Media Solutions. “Because no one is there anymore, CFOs and others have said, ‘Let the printer handle it, we don’t want to deal with the hassle.’”Vendor Selection: Beyond Price Let’s face it, price is probably the number one factor when evaluating printers. “Like on a job interview, it is something never discussed, as if it does not matter, and then somehow you always wind up going to the vendor with the best price,” says one b-to-b manufacturing and production executive.“The more volume that can be consolidated to one preferred printer, the better the process, and more opportunity to reduce cost,” says Phil Graham, senior vice president of operations at F+W Media. “The printer that currently handles our magazine and book printing is now producing all our subscription, promotional, and ancillary materials. Consolidating all that under one roof simplifies much of the logistics that you encounter when using multiple printers, and again you have the pricing benefit from the volume consolidation.”That workflow efficiency is key to attractive pricing. “Due to the reduction in ad pages, cost control is very important, so competitive pricing is very important,” says Keith Hammerbeck, corporate director of media operations at Advanstar Communications. “But along with this is making sure that printers are ‘efficient’. By this I mean do they have a short cut-off press to save paper, can they deliver large signatures to keep the cost per page down, have their paper spoilage percentages gone down over time, etc.”Scheduling: Are Printers and Publishers On the Same Page?Flexible scheduling is another critical area. “We are also looking for printers to be flexible with their schedules. If we need to hold an ad close open, the printer needs to work with us and still get us out in the number of days we expected,” says Hammerbeck.“I usually want to know their schedule, are they open 24/7, closed on certain holidays?” says another manufacturing and production executive. “At the end of the year, things can get hairy. Printers often close down several days because they are ‘not busy’, but then we still have a lot of things going at the end of the year.”Co-Mailing: Not Always a GivenWhile they may seem obvious, co-mailing and distribution services are not always provided. “Co-mail and other postage reducing services are very important,” says Hammerbeck. “Postage is now by far our largest mechanical expense, so offering postal savings is very important. This also applies to things such as tabloids, polybagged issues, etc. Not every printer can offer postal savings for these type of things.”Different publishers have different rules. “We use a couple different printers and with one, they do not have any major fulfillment, it is always handled by an outside partner in another state,” says a b-to-b manufacturing executive who wishes to remain nameless. “We used another printer for something, and they couldn’t send UPS out of the plant, just FedEx. When it comes to co-mail, we want to know what the discount is, what are the typical pool sizes and how many runs are done weekly?”Training and Customer ServiceStaff turnover at a printer can have a significant impact on relations. “I always ask about the customer service rep, their background and experience, their work volume and who their back-up is,” says a production executive at a major publisher. “I also want to know if the salesperson remains active on the account or do they walk away and leave someone else in charge?”Printers offering training for magazine manufacturing and production staffs is becoming increasingly important, especially with new digital services. “We don’t use our printer for most of these services because we have other suppliers we use, however we do want our printer to be proactive in regards to being able to offer training as needed, and work with us on making sure our instructions are being supplied properly,” says Hammerbeck.“When I worked for a major consumer publisher, informative trips to the printer were regularly offered to production staff,” adds another production executive. “For all I know, major publishing firms still continue this practice and the printers still accommodate such sessions. On the other hand, most of the problems that I’ve seen surfacing within the last 10 years have been directly related to a LACK of printing knowledge and production savvy on the part of the publication’s staff.”
Hyderabad: To finding a permanent solution to the worsening traffic scenario in the IT sector,Cyberabad Police Commissioner, VC Sajjanar held meeting with heads of the major IT companies on Friday at Hotel Trident. The companies’ heads expressed their ideas and suggestions that deal with various aspects of managing the traffic in the IT corridor.Promotion of public transport system, carpooling system, development of wide road network for the area, provision for seamless pedestrian movement through proper infrastructure in the area, development of proper junctions with pedestrian infrastructure etc were some of the major suggestions received from the company heads. Also Read – Hyderabad: Cloth bags, anyone? Advertise With Us Also, the participants expressed their views proposed staggered logout timings for the employees to ease traffic situation on roads during heavy rains and it was agreed to build a permanent mechanism effectively utilize this alternative solution in emergency situations. A common communication portal of the facility heads of all the IT companies to be developed to communicate the emergency alerts among all the IT company employees. There will be three levels of alerts issued by the GHMC, traffic police and the third level alert should be shared across all the IT Employees. Commissioner VC Sajjanar urged the IT companies to encourage traffic volunteering as it helps better communication flow and handling the emergency traffic issues on the roads.
NPR/Getty ImagesThe Senate Intelligence Committee is holding a hearing on worldwide threats on Tuesday.The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has convened its annual hearing on “worldwide threats” with the top U.S. spy bosses.Scheduled to appear are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, FBI Director Christopher Wray and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers. Also expected to testify are the heads of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Robert Cardillo.The hearing takes place early each year as the venue through which the U.S. intelligence community briefs Congress — and the public — about the range of dangers facing the country.This year’s installment takes place amid an ongoing counterintelligence investigation into whether President Trump’s campaign might have conspired with the Russians who attacked the 2016 election and following reports about the losses of U.S. agents overseas, the theft of the NSA’s secret spying software and other major setbacks in the intelligence world.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
When I saw my mother’s finger hovering over “play” on her phone, my daughter leaning over her shoulder, I stopped her: “You know what … let’s just let her enjoy the moment.” I wanted to keep her experience sacred for at least a little bit longer. I wanted to keep it her experience. I’ve seen the way my daughter’s facial expression changes, her eyes squint slightly, and her neck pulls her head back just a little when she watches videos of herself. I knew that in my daughter’s mind she’d felt like a rock star up there, and that seeing the video might surprise her and change the way she remembered the experience. It’s not that her performance wasn’t good — just that it might be slightly different on video than the way she experienced it, the way we all feel when we hear ourselves on a recording and say “Wait — that’s what I sound like?” It turns out that my hesitancy has a genuine scientific basis. Daniel Schacter, a psychology professor at Harvard whose books include “The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers,” told me, “We know from research that reactivating an experience after it occurs can have large effects on subsequent memory for that experience, and depending on what elements of an experience are reactivated, can even change the original memory.” Many studies have been done on how a person taking a photograph reinforces or reshapes their memory, but what about our children — the subject of our constant documentation? Does seeing themselves in the third person change or even falsify their memories? Instead of remembering the experience of singing up there on the stage looking out at the audience from her own eyes, my daughter’s memory becomes entangled with the videographer’s perspective from the audience looking up at the stage. The night of the elementary school talent show, we came home to celebrate with ice cream when my mother took out her iPhone to show a video she’d taken of my 10-year-old daughter’s performance. My daughter had played Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” on the piano by ear and sang along. Despite her nerves, she got out there in the middle of the stage in a new dress with scattered sequins and sang her best, bowing to an audience of clapping parents before she walked off stage — an expression of relief and pride on her face. Elizabeth Loftus, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies memory, explained: “Experiencing gives you a ‘first’ person perspective. You see others while you act. Watching gives you a ‘third’ person perspective. You learn something about how others see you. I’d say this would ‘add’ to the memory … which in a sense is a kind of reshaping.” Read the whole story: The New York Times