(LONDON) MET REPORT: Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a five-year-old girl in Mitcham on Tues.30:June: after officers were called to an incident and found her with knife wounds together with two other people injured: Post Mortem still to be carried out formally and police ask for anyone with any information to come forward #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.02: While formal identification has not yet taken place, investigating officers are confident the victim is Sayagi Sivanantham: Police were called to an address on Monarch Parade in Mitcham at 16:00hrs on Tuesday, 30 June to a report of two people injured: Officers attended and found a woman and a girl suffering from knife wounds……………..Sayagi was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service where she was subsequently pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course………..A 35-year-old woman had also suffered a knife injury……….She was also taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition at this time……………Officers remain in attendance at the hospital…………Sayagi’s next of kin are aware and are being supported by specially trained officers……………..It is believed that all parties involved were known to each other………………Although no formal arrest has been made, at this early stage, police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident………………Enquiries into the circumstances continue to be led by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide)

MET Report: Murder investigation launched after death of five-year-old girl from Mitcham who suffered knife wounds and sadly died:

Detective Chief Inspector Justin Howick said: “This is a tragic incident and we are working very hard to fully understand what has happened. Whilst I know the effects of this incident will, understandably, shock and sadden the local community, please be reassured that we are not seeking anyone else in connection with Sayagi’s death and there is no cause for the community to be fearful or alarmed: “I would like to hear from anyone who feels they may have information that could assist our investigation.”

Superintendent Richard Smith, from the Met’s South West Command Unit, said:
“Today a family are grieving for their little girl, and we are doing everything we can to support them. This terrible incident has left a family distraught and the local community in shock. I would like to pay tribute to the police officers and ambulance service colleagues who responded to this frightening situation and thank them for working so hard to try and save Sayagi. She will remain in our thoughts.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD5109/30JUN. They can also call the incident room on 0208 785 8244…………..To give information 100% anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: July.02: 2020:

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(LONDON) MET Latest Report: Detectives investigating the murders of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman in Wembley have arrested and charged an 18yr-old-man on Wed.01: and will appear in court on July.02: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.02: Danyal Hussein, 18 (10.05.02), of Guy Barnett Grove, SE3 will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, 2 July) charged with: Hussein was arrested at his home address in the early hours of Wednesday, 1 July and subsequently charged as above:

= the murder of Bibaa Henry;
= the murder of Nicole Smallman;
= possession of an offensive weapon.

This follows an investigation by homicide detectives from Specialist Crime. Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) are investigating, with the assistance of officers from the North West Command Unit: The 18-year-old was arrested at an address in south London on suspicion of both murders. He was taken into custody where he remains:

Met Report: Arrest made in Wembley over double murder investigation and will appear in court on July.02:

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, who is leading the investigation at Specialist Crime, said: “This investigation into the awful death of two sisters is of course a priority for the MPS and my officers have been working around the clock to identify the person responsible: “Given the significance of this development, we visited the family in person today to inform them of the arrest. Our thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time…………..“A team of forensic officers have been a constant presence at the park over the last few weeks carrying out meticulous fingertip searches at what is a vast and complex crime scene. Whilst that work has now concluded, smaller searches in outer areas of the park will continue. To date officers have recovered more than 1,000 exhibits – including property belonging to both Nicole and Bibaa, collected hours of CCTV and visited hundreds of homes and businesses. And those enquiries remain ongoing…………“I would continue to appeal to the public to come forward with any information they feel may be relevant to our investigation.”

North West BCU Commander Roy Smith said: “I would like to thank the local community for their support both with the investigation and the police activity at and around the scene. I know that colleagues from across the Met have been working tirelessly on this investigation. My officers will remain on patrol in the local area providing continued reassurance – please do stop and speak with them if you have any questions or concerns”………..Police were called to Fryent Park, off Slough Lane, at 13:08hrs on Sunday, 7 June to a report of two women found unresponsive…………Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and they were pronounced dead at the scene…………They were sisters, Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, who lived in Harrow and Brent respectively……….Enquiries established that they died in the early hours of Saturday, 6 June………..A post-mortem examination conducted on Tuesday, 9 June gave the cause of death for both women as stab wounds.

Bibaa and Nicole were stabbed to death in the early hours of Saturday, 6 June at Fryent Park, off Slough Lane, where they had spent the evening celebrating Bibaa’s 46th birthday: Police were called to the park at 13:08hrs on Sunday, 7 June to a report of two women found unresponsive………….Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and they were pronounced dead at the scene………………They were sisters, Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, who lived in Harrow and Brent respectively…………….A post-mortem examination conducted on Tuesday, 9 June gave the cause of death for both women as stab wounds………………Nicole and Bibaa were in a group of people who congregated in the park from around 19:40hrs on Friday, 5 June to celebrate Bibaa’s birthday.

Gradually people are believed to have left throughout the evening; by around 00:30hrs only Nicole and Bibaa remained: The last contact they are believed to have had with family and friends was at 01:05hrs. They were in good spirits and taking selfie pictures, listening to music and dancing with fairy lights until at least 01:13hrs. Calls to the victims at around 02:30hrs went unanswered: Both Nicole and Bibaa were reported as missing to police late on Saturday, 6 June when they did not return home; before they were discovered on Sunday.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205, via 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 3160/7Jun. Alternatively information can be provided online via https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS19Z02-PO1. We also have access to interpreters who can assist if English is not your first language: Information can be provided with 100 per cent anonymity to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: July.02: 2020:

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#AceSecurityReport Mobile phones are vulnerable because of 2G that allows eavesdropping and spoofing and does not allow users to switch it off but using encrypted messaging can alleviate the problem #AceSecurityDesk report

#AceSecurityReport – July.02: Security researchers have been talking about the vulnerabilities in 2G for years. 2G technology, which at one point underpinned the entire cellular communications network, is widely known to be vulnerable to eavesdropping and spoofing. But even though its insecurities are well-known and it has quickly become archaic, many people still rely on it as the main mobile technology, especially in rural areas: Even as carriers start rolling out the fifth generation of mobile communications, known as 5G, 2G technology is still supported by modern smartphones: The manufacturers of operating systems for smartphones (e.g. Apple, Google, and Samsung) are in the perfect position to solve this problem by allowing users to switch off 2G:

Your Phone Is Vulnerable Because of 2G, But it Doesn’t Have to Be by Utilising Encrypted Messaging Services Such as Telegram that has Double Encryption or Signal Recommended by EFF.Org/

2G is the second generation of mobile communications, created in 1991: It’s an old technology that at the time did not consider certain risk scenarios to protect its users. As years have gone, many vulnerabilities have been discovered in 2G and it’s companion SS7.

The primary problem with 2G stems from two facts: First, it uses weak encryption between the tower and device that can be cracked in real time by an attacker to intercept calls or text messages. In fact, the attacker can do this passively without ever transmitting a single packet. The second problem with 2G is that there is no authentication of the tower to the phone, which means that anyone can seamlessly impersonate a real 2G tower and your phone will never be the wiser.

Cell-site simulators sometimes work this way: They can exploit security flaws in 2G in order to intercept your communications. Even though many of the security flaws in 2G have been fixed in 4G, more advanced cell-site simulators can take advantage of remaining flaws to downgrade your connection to 2G, making your phone susceptible to the above attacks. This makes every user vulnerable—from journalists and activists to medical professionals, government officials, and law enforcement.

How do we fix it?

3G, 4G, and 5G deployments fix the worst vulnerabilities in 2G that allow for cell-site simulators to eavesdrop on SMS text messages and phone calls (though there are still some vulnerabilities left to fix Unfortunately, many people worldwide still depend on 2G networks. Therefore, brand-new, top-of-the-line phones on the market today—such as Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, and the iPhone 11—still support 2G technology……………..And the vast majority of these smartphones don’t give users any way to switch off 2G support…………….That means these modern 3G and 4G phones are still vulnerable to being downgraded to 2G.

The simplest solution for users is to use encrypted messaging such as Signal whenever possible: But a better solution would be to be able to switch 2G off entirely so the connection can’t be downgraded. Unfortunately, this is not an option in iPhones or most Android Phones.

Apple, Google, and Samsung should allow users to choose to switch 2G off in order to better protect ourselves: Ideally, smartphone OS makers would block 2G by default and allow users to turn it back on if they need it for connectivity in a remote area: Either way, with this simple action, Apple, Google, and Samsung could protect millions of their users from the worst harms of cell-site simulators.

#AceSecurityDesk report …………….Published: July.02: 2020:

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(BEIJING, China.) JUST IN: #HINI Swine Flu Study Report: A new strain of the virus is spreading silently in workers on pig farms and should be “urgently” controlled to avoid another #pandemic, a tea m of scientists says in a new study #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – July.02: A new strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus is spreading silently in workers on pig farms in China and should be “urgently” controlled to avoid another pandemic, a team of scientists says in a new study: H1N1 is highly transmissible and spread around the world in 2009, killing about 285,000 people and morphing into seasonal flu:


Organic Consumers Association News Headlines: https://bitly.com/2CRyK3N
The newer strain, known as G4 EA H1N1, has been common on China’s pig farms since 2016 and replicates efficiently in human airways, according to the study published Monday: So far, it has infected some people without causing disease, but health experts fear that could change without warning.

#AceHealthDesk report ……….Published: July.02: 2020:

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(MEXICO CITY) JUST IN: Gunmen killed at least 24 people at a drug rehabilitation facility in the central cit y of Irapuato, police said on Wednesday, in what was a second attack in just a month underlining the governm ent’s challenge in fulfilling its pledge to stop gang violence #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.02: Police in the city in Guanajuato state said the unidentified attackers also shot and wounded seven people in what was the second attack at an Irapuato rehab centre in the past month: Photos from the scene shared by police with reporters showed at least 11 prone and bloodied bodies in a room:

Gunmen attack Mexican drug rehab center killing 24 on Wednesday Reuters reports

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Police said in a statement that three of the wounded were in grave condition, and that the facility was not formally registered: Social media videos following the incident showed ambulances on site and several dozen people described as relatives of the victims clustered on the street.

‘ Guanajuato’s Attorney General Carlos Zamarripa said he had designated a specialized team to investigate the killing, which he called a “cowardly criminal act,” while Governor Diego Sinhue called for a joint effort from federal and state authorities to tackle violence: The attack was one of the worst mass slayings since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office 19 months ago pledging to reduce record levels of violence………But homicides hit a new record last year and are trending higher still in 2020. ……….Guanajuato, a major carmaking hub, has become one of the principal flashpoints of criminal violence in Mexico, ravaged by a turf war between the local Santa Rosa de Lima gang and the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel ‘

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: July.02: 2020: Reuters: Reporting by Dave Graham, Uriel Sanchez, Daina Beth Solomon and Sharay Angulo; Editing by Grant McCool, Robert Birsel

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(WASHINGTON) Press Release Statement: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Revocation of Hong Kong Special Status #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.02: With the Chinese Communist Party’s imposition of new security measures on Hong Kong, the risk that sensitive U.S. technology will be diverted to the People’s Liberation Army or Ministry of State Security has increased, all while undermining the territory’s autonomy. Those are risks the U.S. refuses to accept and have resulted in the revocation of Hong Kong’s special status:

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Revocation of Hong Kong Special Status

Monday, June 29, 2020: ⇒ Suspension of License Exceptions for Hong Kong

Commerce Department regulations affording preferential treatment to Hong Kong over China, including the availability of export license exceptions, are suspended:

Further actions to eliminate differential treatment are also being evaluated: We urge Beijing to immediately reverse course and fulfill the promises it has made to the people of Hong Kong and the world.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: July.02: 2020:

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(CALIFORNIA) JUST IN: Gas tax climbed 50.5 cents a gallon as another increase went into effect on Wednesday: The state’s excise tax rose 3.2 cents per gallon, bringing the total to 50.5 cents. Including feder al and other taxes, motorists are paying 79 cents in taxes per gallon at the pump — the highest in t he nation, according to the American Petroleum Institute #AceFinanceDesk report

#AceFinanceReport- July.01: After the latest spike, California’s gas tax is double the national average of 25 cents, API reported.The state’s excise tax has been steadily rising almost every year thanks to Senate Bill 1, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in April 2017: It increased 12 cents on Nov. 1, 2017, and then another 5.6 cents on July 1, 2019: The taxes and fees are expected to raise more than $5 billion in revenue annually to help pay for transportation costs such as road maintenance and repairs: In addition, SB 1 imposes a $100 vehicle registration fee on zero-emissions vehicles starting Wednesday:

Four other states — Illinois, Nebraska, South Carolina and Virginia — also enacted an increase on state gas taxes on July 1, according to fuel pricing website GasBuddy.com.“Increasing gas taxes is not uncommon. What makes this year different is what the coronavirus has done to the economy,” a blog post on GasBuddy.com read. “Many are questioning the timing of these increases given that millions of people have lost their jobs. This especially rings true in California, the state with the highest gas taxes causing the Golden State to be the priciest place to fill up.”While California typically has the most expensive gasoline in the country, that dubious distinction now goes to Hawaii, which — as of Wednesday — had an average of $3.21 a gallon, according to AAA.

The Golden State’s gas prices were the second highest in the country, at an average of $3.07: Even with the new tax tacked on, prices at the pump are still well below what they were one year ago, when a gallon of regular unleaded averaged $3.75.

That’s true across the country ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, which will see the cheapest gas prices across since 2004: “While gasoline demand has continued to rebound, there is anxiety about the recent surge in new coronavirus cases in the U.S., and that could prevent gas prices from seeing a continued rebound. However, we’re currently in the midst of the lowest summer gas prices we’ve seen in some 15 years,” Patrick De Haan, the head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.com., said in a blog post.

Still, gasoline costs overall have started to climb again after prices plummeted across the U.S. due to declining demand that began as states instituted stay-at-home orders back in March to deal with the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic: By early May, California’s average hit $2.74 before prices began a steady climb again.

#AceNewsDesk reports, [Jul 1, 2020 at 18:31] via KTLA https://t.me/acenewsgroup/1020399

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) #Coronavirus Report: Gov.Newsom Halts Testing citing costs after it launched a multimillion-dollar state initiative in April to bring #COVID19 testing to the people and places with the least access such as rural towns and disadvantaged inner-city neighbourhoods according to LA Times #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – July.01: California is now halting its expansion, citing costs, even as the state is getting walloped by record-setting spikes in new infections and double-digit increases in hospitalisations.The state will no longer fund new testing sites, despite pleas from counties for additional assistance — and it has closed some locations and moved them elsewhere. It also has threatened to pull testing out of under-utilised sites, according to nearly two dozen interviews with county public health officials:

While it’s early in the process, some winners and losers have emerged: El Dorado County, east of Sacramento, lost its testing site in the town of Shingle Springs in June because it couldn’t fill enough appointment slots, while Fresno County gained a site that had been pulled from elsewhere, said its health officer, Dr. Rais Vohra: Read the full story on: LATimes.com

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(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) JUST IN: Police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrest ed online, unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereot ypes, the city’s police chief announced Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.01: San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the department will no longer release booking photos of suspects to the media or allow officers to post them online: The policy takes effect Wednesday…………………….Booking photos are taken when someone is arrested………..They are often made public whether or not the person is prosecuted for the alleged crime, which undermines the presumption of innocence and helps perpetuate stereotypes:

KTLA: https://bitly.com/38jXtJR

Jack Glaser, a public policy professor at the University of California Berkeley who researches racial stereotyping and whose work Scott consulted, said data shows Black people who are arrested are more likely to have their cases dismissed by prosecutors: But the mug shots live on.Numerous websites post photos of mug shots online, regardless of whether anyone was convicted of a crime, and then charge a fee to those who want their photo taken down.

The phenomenon prompted California’s attorney general to charge one of the biggest operators with extortion, money laundering, and identity theft: That contributes to Americans making an unfair association between people of color and crime, Scott said.“This is just one small step but we hope this will be something that others might consider doing as well,” he said,Large cities like Los Angeles and New York already have policies against releasing booking photos but make exceptions.

For example, the New York Police Department, the nation’s largest, releases information on arrests but doesn’t put out mug shots unless investigators believe that will prompt more witnesses to come forward or aid in finding a suspect: In San Francisco, the only exceptions will be if a crime suspect poses a threat or if officers need help locating a suspect or an at-risk person, Scott said…………Under the policy, the release of photos or information on a person who is arrested will also require approval from the police department’s public relations team:

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(USA) EFF REPORT: Visa applicants to the US are required to disclose personal information including their work, travel, and family histories and as of May:2019 they are required to register their ‘ Social Media Accounts ‘ with government: State Dept Says Approx 14.7-Million People Will be Affected by this New Policy Each Year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.01: Visa applicants to the United States are required to disclose personal information including their work, travel, and family histories. And as of May 2019, they are required to register their social media accounts with the U.S. government: According to the State Department, approximately 14.7 million people will be affected by this new policy each year:

Special thanks to legal intern Rachel Sommers, who was the lead author of this post.

EFF recently filed an amicus brief in Doc Society v. Pompeo, a case challenging this “Registration Requirement” under the First Amendment. The plaintiffs in the case, two U.S.-based documentary film organizations that regularly collaborate with non-U.S. filmmakers and other international partners, argue that the Registration Requirement violates the expressive and associational rights of both their non-U.S.-based and U.S.-based members and partners. After the government filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, we filed our brief in district court in support of the plaintiffs’ opposition to dismissal:

In our brief, we argue that the Registration Requirement invades privacy and chills free speech and association of both visa applicants and those in their social networks, including U.S. persons, despite the fact that the policy targets only publicly available information: This is amplified by the staggering number of social media users affected and the vast amounts of personal information they publicly share—both intentionally and unintentionally—on their social media accounts.

Social media profiles paint alarmingly detailed pictures of their users’ personal lives. By monitoring applicants’ social media profiles, the government can obtain information that it otherwise would not have access to through the visa application process: For example, visa applicants are not required to disclose their political views. However, applicants might choose to post their beliefs on their social media profiles. Those seeking to conceal such information might still be exposed by comments and tags made by other users. And due to the complex interactions of social media networks, studies have shown that personal information about users such as sexual orientation can reliably be inferred even when the user doesn’t expressly share that information. Although consular officers might be instructed to ignore this information, it is not unreasonable to fear that it might influence their decisions anyway:

Just as other users’ online activity can reveal information about visa applicants, so too can visa applicants’ online activity reveal information about other users, including U.S. persons: For example, if a visa applicant tags another user in a political rant or posts photographs of themselves and the other user at a political rally, government officials might correctly infer that the other user shares the applicant’s political beliefs. In fact, one study demonstrated that it is possible to accurately predict personal information about those who do not use any form of social media based solely on personal information and contact lists shared by those who do. The government’s surveillance of visa applicants’ social media profiles thus facilitates the surveillance of millions—if not billions—more people.

Because social media users have privacy interests in their public social media profiles, government surveillance of digital content risks chilling free speech: If visa applicants know that the government can glean vast amounts of personal information about them from their profiles—or that their anonymous or pseudonymous accounts can be linked to their real-world identities—they will be inclined to engage in self-censorship. Many will likely curtail or alter their behavior online—or even disengage from social media altogether. Importantly, because of the interconnected nature of social media, these chilling effects extend to those in visa applicants’ social networks, including U.S. persons.

Studies confirm these chilling effects. Citizen Lab found that 62 percent of survey respondents would be less likely to “speak or write about certain topics online” if they knew that the government was engaged in online surveillance: A Pew Research Center survey found that 34 percent of its survey respondents who were aware of the online surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden had taken at least one step to shield their information from the government, including using social media less often, uninstalling certain apps, and avoiding the use of certain terms in their digital communications.

One might be tempted to argue that concerned applicants can simply set their accounts to private: Some users choose to share their personal information—including their names, locations, photographs, relationships, interests, and opinions—with the public writ large. But others do so unintentionally. Given the difficulties associated with navigating privacy settings within and across platforms and the fact that privacy settings often change without warning, there is good reason to believe that many users publicly share more personal information than they think they do. Moreover, some applicants might fear that setting their accounts to private will negatively impact their applications. Others—especially those using social media anonymously or pseudonymously—might be loath to maximize their privacy settings because they use their platforms with the specific intention of reaching large audiences.

These chilling effects are further strengthened by the broad scope of the Registration Requirement, which allows the government to continue surveilling applicants’ social media profiles once the application process is over: Personal information obtained from those profiles can also be collected and stored in government databases for decades. And that information can be shared with other domestic and foreign governmental entities, as well as current and prospective employers and other third parties. It is no wonder, then, that social media users might severely limit or change the way they use social media.

Secrecy should not be a prerequisite for privacy—and the review and collection by the government of personal information that is clearly outside the scope of the visa application process creates unwarranted chilling effects on both visa applicants and their social media associates, including U.S. persons. We hope that the D.C. district court denies the government’s motion to dismiss the case and ultimately strikes down the Registration Requirement as unconstitutional under the First Amendment…..

#AceNewsDesk report ……………….Published July 01, 2020 at 12:59AM

(KASHMIR) JUST IN: At least one Indian soldier killed and one civilian when terrorists attacked a convoy in Sopore area on Wednesday morning at a road opening party held by ‘ Central Reserve Police Force ‘ at a checkpoint #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.01: At least one soldier and a civilian were killed and three other security personnel were injured after a group of terrorists attacked a convoy in the Sopore area of Kashmir on Wednesday morning: According to a senior paramilitary forces official, the terrorists had attacked a road opening party held by the Central Reserve Police Force while they were placing a checkpoint along with Jammu and Kashmir police personnel on the Sopore Bypass highway:

Terrorists Kill Indian Soldier and Civilian Bystander in Kashmir Attack Sputnik.Com/

“We lost one Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and a civilian. Three other CRPF personnel have been shifted to hospital for treatment. They are said to be in critical condition,” Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said:

The area has been sealed off and a search operation was launched soon after the attack, he added. Indian Army officials and police have also reached the spot: “Our officials have rescued a three year old boy, whose lost his father (the civilian) in the attack. They had come out to fetch milk in the morning, when the attack took place,” Singh added.

Over the last few weeks, security forces and terrorists have been involved in several gun fights throughout Jammu and Kashmir: According to official data, more than 130 terrorists have been killed so far this year.

In another incident, one terrorist was killed in a failed infiltration bid in Keri Area along the Line of Control early in the morning: Sources said a group of terrorists was spotted 400 metres inside the Indian side of the Line of Control. “The group was fired upon, and one was killed: An AK-47 with two magazines was recovered,” army sources said.

India and Pakistan have been accusing each other of sponsoring terrorism – and both have denied these allegations: On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan accused India of being behind the Monday Karachi Stock Market attack, in which three people were killed: However, India categorically rejected the allegation and rejected the statement as “absurd”.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: July.01: 2020:

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(HONG KONG) JUST IN: Beijing’s New National Security Law Report: Police make their first arrest of a protestor carrying a ‘ flag calling for independence ‘ after the law was introduced on Tues day HK Police said on Facebook that over 30-people were arrested but these are unconfirmed #AceNewsDesk repo rt

#AceNewsReport – July.01: The man was arrested after police had issued multiple warnings to the crowd at a protest in the city’s Causeway Bay shopping district that they might be in violation of the law, according to a police statement on Twitter: Details of the arrest were not immediately available: Hong Kong police said on Facebook they had arrested over 30 people on various charges, from unlawful assembly to the violation of the national security law: After CHINA PASSES HONG KONG SECURITY LAW AMID GLOBAL OPPOSITION on Tuesday: The law’s passage Tuesday further blurs the distinction between the legal systems of semi-autonomous Hong Kong, which maintained aspects of British law after the 1997 handover, and the mainland’s authoritarian Communist Party system. Critics say the law effectively ends the “one country, two systems” framework under which Hong Kong was promised a high degree of autonomy.

The law directly targets some of the actions of anti-government protesters last year, which included attacks on government offices and police stations, damage to subway stations, and the shutdown of the city’s international airport: Acts of vandalism against government facilities or public transit can be prosecuted as subversion or terrorism, while anyone taking part in activities deemed as secessionist would also be in violation of the new law:

Hong Kong police make arrests under new security law

The law makes secessionist, subversive, or terrorist activities illegal, as well as foreign intervention in the city’s internal affairs

Associated PressPublished 55 mins ago

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hong Kong security law: 180 arrests, tear gas, pepper balls and water cannon as protesters ignore police ban: https://t.me/hongkongfp/11377
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#PoliceState – A female driver bursts into tears when being intercepted and her car driven away by riot police: Around 13:30 today (July 1), police blocked off the road from Great George Street to Victoria Park………….In the meantime, a black car drove through the police cordon line without stopping…………………The car was later intercepted and the female driver being yanked outside the car for inquiry.

Looked utterly flustered, the driver queried riot police, “Who are you all? How can you do these to people?” She was then dragged to the other side of the car to open the trunk for further police investigation……………..She later burst into tear and begged riot police to return her belongings, as she saw her car being driven away by an officer:

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📡Guardians of Hong Kong, [Jul 1, 2020 at 12:47]
19:32 | #CausewayBay
Police fired pepper balls continuously and wielded baton at reporters outside Times Square. Many reporters on site felt sick after having exposed to the pepperspray.

Source: Hang Seng University SU Editorial Board

#Jul1 #1July #PoliceState #FailedState #NationalSecurityLaw
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📡Guardians of Hong Kong, [Jul 1, 2020 at 12:56]
Police Disperse by Attacking Reporters with Pepperspray and Pepper Balls

The law, imposed by China after last year’s anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory, took effect Tuesday at 11 p.m. (1500 GMT) The law makes secessionist, subversive, or terrorist activities illegal, as well as foreign intervention in the city’s internal affairs. Any person taking part in secessionist activities, such as shouting slogans or holding up banners and flags urging for the city’s independence, is in violation of the law regardless of whether violence is used.

Police spray pepper spray towards protesters in Causeway Bay during the annual handover march in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July. 1, 2020. Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China in 1997, and just one day after China enacted a nationwide lockdown on protestors: The most serious offenders, such as those deemed to be masterminds behind the crimes, could receive a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. Lesser offenders could receive jail terms of up to three years, short-term detention or restriction.

Hong Kong’s leader strongly endorsed the new law in her speech marking Wednesday’s 23rd anniversary of the territory’s handover from colonial Britain: “The enactment of the national law is regarded as the most significant development in the relationship between the central authorities and the HKSAR since Hong Kong’s return to the motherland,” chief executive Carrie Lam said in a speech, following a flag raising ceremony and the playing of China’s national anthem: “It is also an essential and timely decision for restoring stability in Hong Kong,” she said: A pro-democracy political party, The League of Social Democrats, organised a protest march during the flag-raising ceremony. About a dozen participants chanted slogans echoing demands from protesters last year for political reform and an investigation into accusation of police abuse:

A reporter is helped by police and others after being with sprayed pepper spray in Causeway Bay before the annual handover march in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July. 1, 2020. Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China in 1997, and just: Pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo said in a news conference that the new law did not abide by rule of law and was a dire warning to the free press: “This would tell you that they want not just to get us, but to intimidate us into inaction, into a catatonic state,” Mo said: As CHINA TO IMPOSE VISA RESTRICTIONS ON US INDIVIDUALS OVER HONG KONG

Hong Kong’s police force had said they would consider as illegal any flag or banner raised by protesters deemed to be promoting Hong Kong’s separation from China or expressing support for independence for Tibet, Xinjiang and the self-governing island democracy of Taiwan that China claims as its own: Police will use a new purple flag to warn protesters if they display banners or shout slogans that may constitute a crime under the law and could be arrested and prosecuted for violating it.

Concerns have also been raised over the fate of key opposition figures, some of whom have already been charged for taking part in protests, as well as the disqualification of candidates for the Legislative Council elections scheduled for September: Schools, social groups, media outlets, websites and others unspecified will be monitored and their national security awareness will be raised, according to the law’s text, while China’s central government will have authority over the activities of foreign non-governmental organisations and media outlets in Hong Kong: It says central government bodies in Hong Kong will take over in “complicated cases” and when there is a serious threat to national security. Local authorities are barred from interfering with central government bodies operating in Hong Kong while they are carrying out their duties, according to the text.

Photo: May James/HKFP.

‘ Police set up parameter line to control movements of protesters during a protest in Causeway Bay before the annual handover march in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China in 1997, and just as the legislation was mandated under Hong Kong’s local constitution but an earlier attempt to pass it in the city’s legislative body in 2003 was shelved in the face of massive public opposition. Having lost patience, Beijing finally decided to circumvent the Hong Kong legislature and have it passed Tuesday by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament ‘

President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order putting the law into effect and it has been added to the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s constitution: In Beijing, the executive deputy director of the Cabinet’s Hong Kong affairs office said Hong Kong people were allowed to criticize the ruling Communist Party but could not turn those complaints “into actions.”……………“I think the opposition fronts in Hong Kong should seriously reflect on themselves and make some adjustment,” Zhang Xiaoming told reporters Wednesday…………..The law’s passage comes after Hong Kong’s legislature in early June approved a contentious bill making it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem.

The new laws have deepened concerns abroad about Hong Kong’s future: The U.S. is moving to end special trade terms given to the territory. The Trump administration has also said it will bar defence exports to Hong Kong and will soon require licenses for the sale of items that have both civilian and military uses.

Congress has also moved to impose sanctions on people deemed connected to political repression in Hong Kong, including police officials, while Britain has said it could offer residency and possible citizenship to about 3 million of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people:

China has said it will impose visa restrictions on Americans it sees as interfering over Hong Kong: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced the threat of a visa ban as a sign of “how Beijing refuses to take responsibility for its own choices” and said the law’s adoption “destroys the territory’s autonomy and one of China’s greatest achievements.”

‘ Beijing’s “paranoia and fear of its own people’s aspirations have led it to eviscerate the very foundation of the territory’s success,” Pompeo said in a statement ‘

Taiwan on Wednesday opened an office to facilitate migration from Hong Kong: The establishment of the office is “not only a statement on Taiwan’s support to Hong Kong’s democracy and freedom, but also highlights our determination to care for Hong Kong people,” said Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council minister Chen Ming-tong at a ribbon-cutting ceremony:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: July.01: 2020:

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(NEW YORK CITY) #Coronavirus Lockdown Report: Gov.Cuomo and De Blasio say Phase 3 set to start on Monday, July 6. De Blasio said the rest of the phase will move forward, but indoor dining may be paused or modified due to spike in number of cases details to be given on Wednesday according to @CBSNewYork #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – July.01: You may have to wait a little longer before you can dine indoors at a restaurant in New York City: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio said they spoke about the spike in cases across the country, and indoor dining was a main area of concern: ” We are now going to reexamine the indoor dining rules for Phase 3,” the mayor said Monday: Phase 3 is set to start on Monday, July 6. De Blasio said the rest of the phase will move forward, but indoor dining may be paused or modified: ” The most important thing is to keep us healthy and safe and not allow a resurgence,” he said:

WATCH: Mayor Bill de Blasio Gives Daily Briefing [anvplayer video=”4607418″ station=”CBS New York”] …..WATCH: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gives Daily Briefing [anvplayer video=”4607565″ station=”CBS New York”] New York City May Delay Indoor Dining In Phase 3 After Spike In Cases Across Country

Cuomo said the conditions in the city are complicated, because of a lack of compliance and enforcement and because of the volume of travellers: ” There’s a lack of compliance with social distancing. You can see it in pictures, you can see it if you walk down the street. You can see the crowds in front of bars, you can see the crowds on street corners,” he said. “It is undeniable.”

He said he will have a final decision about indoor dining by Wednesday: ” Indoor dining has shown that it has been problematic, that a virus spreads in closed indoor areas that have air condition systems,” he said. “The state’s going to be reviewing the data and consulting with stakeholders in New York City. I’ve started speaking with restaurant owners, business owners about the risk-reward on indoor dining.”

Both the governor and mayor said outdoor dining has been overwhelmingly successful: ” I wouldn’t go to indoor dining. I’m comfortable with outdoor dining, I’m fine with that. I just don’t feel the need to be inside a restaurant right now,” one woman said……….” I think maybe one week more,” a man added.

#AceHealthDesk report …………….Published: June.29: 2020:

(WASHINGTON) Julian #Assange Report: DOJ Files a new superseding indictment against him, broadening the ‘ scope of conspiracy ‘ claimed in the hacking allegations against him RSF calls for all charges to be dropped #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.01: On 24 June, the US Department of Justice filed a new superseding indictment against Assange, broadening the “scope of the conspiracy” claimed in the hacking allegations against him. Assange had previously been indicted on 17 counts under the Espionage Act and one charge under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA); the new superseding indictment did not add new charges, but expands the scope of the CFAA charge and changes the evidential basis of some of the other charges against him:

RSF reiterates call for charges against Julian Assange to be dropped as US issues new superseding indictment: AceNewsDesk_Bot, [Jun 30, 2020 at 21:51] https://rsf.org/en/news/rsf-reiterates-call-charges-against-julian-assange-be-dropped-us-issues-new-superseding-indictment

Such a move is highly unusual at this late stage in an extradition case, which had proceeded on the basis of the 18-count indictment issued by the US Department of Justice in May 2019: Assange’s US extradition hearing began in February 2020 at the Woolwich Crown Court in London; RSF monitored the first week of proceedings and expressed concern regarding the US government’s lack of evidence for its charges against Assange. RSF believes Assange has been targeted for his contributions to public interest reporting and that his prosecution has serious implications for journalism and press freedom internationally. 

“The superseding indictment is the latest in a long series of moves by the US government to manipulate legal loopholes in their targeting of Julian Assange, to undermine his defence, and to divert public attention from the extremely serious press freedom implications of his case. This never-ending persecution simply has to stop. We call again for all charges against Mr Assange to be dropped and for him to be immediately released,” said RSF Director of International Campaigns Rebecca Vincent.

In an administrative hearing at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June, Assange’s lawyer Mark Summers expressed surprise over the timing of the superseding indictment, as well as the fact that the defence team had learned about it through the press: The indictment had not yet been sent to Assange’s lawyers or the court, and had not been formally entered into the UK proceedings. 

The defence stated that they wanted the US extradition hearing to continue as planned; the full hearing is scheduled to resume from 7 September, when three weeks of evidence are expected to be heard. Assange’s next callover hearing is scheduled for 27 July:

Assange continues to be held at the high security Belmarsh prison, where he remains at risk of exposure to Covid-19 – a risk exacerbated by his underlying health concerns, adding urgency to the need for his immediate release. He has been unable to participate remotely in administrative court proceedings for several months, reportedly feeling unwell and having been advised by his doctors that it was unsafe for him to access the prison’s video conferencing facilities.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………….Published: July.01: 2020:

(WASHINGTON) #Coronavirus Remdesivir Drug Report: Trump administration says it has locked down nearly the entire supply of one of the only available anti-#COVID19 drugs from the manufacturer for the next several months: That raises questions about access to one of the few treatments for much of the rest of the world and rumours about charges in the U.S. of $3,000 according to CNBC even though manufacturer Cipla says they will charge $66.00 #AceHealthDesk

#AceHealthReport – July.01: Remdesivir is the first drug shown to help patients with #COVID19 though its impact is modest: Hospitalised patients given the drug recovered four days faster than those given a placebo: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2007764 “Preliminary results did not show that it saved lives, but the study is ongoing. The U.S. Department of https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/29/trump-administration-secures-new-supplies-remdesivir-united-states.html” Health and Human Services</a> announced Monday that it had secured half a million treatment courses of the antiviral drug from its manufacturer, U.S. pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, including 100% of the company’s production for July and 90% for August and September:

#Coronavirus Report: U.S Trump Admin acquires all of Remdesivir from Gilead for next few months at a charge the manufacturer Cipla says It will charge $66.00 but #coronavirus treatment remdesivir to cost $3,120 per U.S. patient with private insurance CNBC reports

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“President Trump has struck an amazing deal to ensure Americans have access to the first authorised therapeutic for COVID-19,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement: https://im-media.voltron.voanews.com/Drupal/01live-166/styles/sourced/s3/2020-05/000_1QH0VL.jpg?itok=Asma3pbn” Vials of the drug remdesivir lie during a press conference about the start of a study with the Ebola drug Remdesivir: Vials of the drug remdesivir are seen at a hospital in Germany, April 8, 2020: https://www.gilead.com/purpose/advancing-global-health/covid-19/voluntary-licensing-agreements-for-remdesivir” Gilead signed licensing agreements with generic manufacturers in India, Pakistan and Egypt to supply remdesivir to 127 mainly low- and middle-income countries: But that license excludes more than 70 large middle-income countries, including Brazil, Mexico and China. “That adds up to half the world’s population,” noted Peter Maybarduk, director of the access to medicines program at the advocacy group Public Citizen. ”

If the U.S. government has bought up the supply, then I don’t know where they’d get” the drug, he added: It is not clear whether generic manufacturers can fill the needs in the other 127 countries. Only two Indian companies have begun producing the drug so far. “I think it is safe to assume that two companies alone could not currently supply all of the demand,” Jessica Burry, pharmacist for the Access Campaign at medical humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement to VOA. “Gilead does not seem to have any plan to sufficiently supply low- and middle-income countries’ markets during this interim period while generics are coming on board, either, as they seem more focused on high-income country markets where they can make more money,” she added: The drug will cost about $3,200 per treatment course in the United States, a price

https://www.citizen.org/news/gileads-remdesivir-price-is-offensive/” Maybarduk calls “offensive Indian generic https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cipla/indias-cipla-to-price-remdesivir-version-for-covid-19-under-66-idUSKBN23U1PQ” manufacturer Cipla said it will charge around $66:

https://icer-review.org/blog/icer-comments-on-gileads-pricing-for-remdesivir/ Institute for Clinical and Economic Review the drug pricing watchdog, said Gilead’s price is “reasonable,” provided the drug ultimately shows it can save lives: Gilead donated the first 1.5-million free:

#AceHealthDesk report ………………..Published: July.01: 2020:

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(TEHRAN, Iran.) Refers to U.S as ‘ Great Satan ‘ issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of Soleimani, asks Interpol for help but they refuse its regulations require it to “reject any request that it judges to be politically motivated.” #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.30: Iran is celebrating the crisis in America.While continuing to refer to the US as the “Great Satan,” it has put out a celebratory song: “It is the end of your reign, America!” The regime is now calling for the arrest of Donald Trump, and is asking for Interpol’s help: Since Iran dubbed Qassem Soleimani a revered martyr, it is accusing Trump of “murder and terrorist acts.”……………..The US’s international allies, including the UK and Germany, also criticised the strike at the time, with Berlin warning that it risked a “dangerous escalation” in the region:

This fear of “escalation” with jihadist bullies is precisely what enables  them. They become more emboldened and stronger in the face of appeasement, as was seen with Iran during the Obama administration: In addition to the Iran deal, the Iranian regime “may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert.”

This money allowed Iran to expand not only its regional influence, but to position itself internationally through its proxies and the manipulation of pliant Western states such as Germany: Iran announced in early June that its citizens “who provided information to US and Israeli intelligence services on the whereabouts” of Soleimani would be executed.

Interpol has refused Iran’s request; its regulations require it to “reject any request that it judges to be politically motivated.”

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of Soleimani, asks Interpol for help

“Iran has issued an arrest warrant for Trump over the killing of Qassem Soleimani, and asked Interpol to help detain him,” by Adam Bienkov, Business Insider, June 29, 2020:

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump for the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and it’s asked Interpol for help detain him.

Tehran called for an Interpol “red notice” on 36 US political and military figures, including the president, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Monday.

Iranian prosecutor Qasi Mehr said the figures had been charged with “murder and terrorist acts” for the killing of Soleimani by US drone strike in Baghdad in January.

The strike on Soleimani on January 3 was justified by the US Department of Defence as being “aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.”

The president has broad powers in matters of military conflict under the US constitution. But some experts have questioned the legality of the strike.

The US’s international allies, including the UK and Germany, also criticised the strike at the time, with Berlin warning that it risked a “dangerous escalation” in the region.

Interpol has yet to respond to Iran, but it has the power to refuse its request.

Red notices are issued to law-enforcement agencies around the world requesting that the person is located and arrested, but they do not compel them to do so….

#AceNewsDesk report ……………….Published: June.30: 2020:

(LONDON) Press Release: Joint Statement Signed Today Between Chancellor Rishi Sunak & Ueli Maurer the Head o f Switzerland’s Federal Department of Finance, to negotiate a ‘ Bilateral Financial Service s Agreement ‘ after leaving the EU at the end of the transition period on 31st December 2020: PDF Be low: #AceFinanceDesk report

#AceFinanceReport – June.30: The joint statement signed today by Rishi Sunak and Ueli Maurer the Head of Switzerland’s Federal Department of Finance, is the most ambitious commitment made by two countries to develop an international agreement on financial services. It signals the UK’s ambition to continue to cement its role as an international financial centre once it has left the EU, with the highest standards of regulation and an openness to the whole world:

‘ The commitment outlines the UK and Switzerland’s shared ambition to negotiate an outcomes-based mutual recognition agreement on financial services that will enhance cooperation and trust between the two countries. This will reduce costs and barriers for UK firms accessing the Swiss market, and vice versa, and cover a wide range of sectors ‘

Switzerland and UK to negotiate a bilateral financial services agreement

Cross-border financial services trade between the UK and Switzerland is set to become easier, thanks to a commitment signed today (30 June) by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and his Swiss counterpart.

HM Treasury

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, said:

The UK’s financial sector is integral to the success of the British economy, creating jobs, driving regional growth, and contributing taxes that pay for essential public services.

Leaving the EU means we are now free to chart our own course, driven by our clear values as a financial centre: a safe and transparent place to do business, innovative markets that drive change for the better, and openness to the whole world.

Today’s agreement is about our vision of the world economy as open, global and free – a vision shared by Switzerland, with our long history of trade and finance.

Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK, said:

The UK and Switzerland are natural partners for financial and related professional services trade. As the first and third largest net exporters of these services globally, both countries are committed to developing high-quality global standards and maintaining open and efficient markets. These discussions present an opportunity to set a new gold standard for global services trade between two sovereign nations.

‘ In a further sign of the two countries’ integrated equity markets, the Chancellor also announced that the Treasury has completed its equivalence assessment of Switzerland in relation to Swiss stock markets and found them to be equivalent: This will benefit investors in both countries ‘

Today’s commitment is a concrete demonstration of the Chancellor’s strategy to cement London’s role as an international financial centre and ensure the UK remains a global example of excellence in financial services regulation: It sits within HMT’s broader international strategy for financial services, which includes pursuing ambitious financial services trade policy in the UK’s programme of Free Trade Agreements, as well as strengthening ties with fast-growing markets in the East.

Switzerland is the ideal partner for this strategy, due to the strong commitment and enthusiasm they share with the UK for open, stable and competitive financial markets, underpinned by quality regulation: Details of the agreement will be discussed over the coming months ahead of the UK/Switzerland Economic & Financial dialogue in September.

Further Information:

#AceFinanceDesk report …………….Published: June.30: 2020:

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(LONDON) #Coronavirus Lockdown Report: This morning, the local councils set out the following areas of Leicestershire that are included in the localised lockdown after being set-out on June.29: 2020 by Matt Hancock in House of Commons: These are the latest details ……#AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – June.30: On 29 June, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock set out the local action being taken in Leicester following a surge in coronavirus cases in the area.

#Coronavirus Report: Leicestershire local lockdown: areas and changes from June.30: Detailed below….

Areas of Leicestershire that are included in the localised coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and what this means.

Department of Health and Social Care

This morning, the local councils set out the following areas of Leicestershire that are included in the localised lockdown:

  • in Blaby District:
    • Braunstone Town (including Fosse Park)
    • Glenfield
    • Glen Parva
    • Leicester Forest East (east of the M1)
    • Thorpe Astley
  • in Charnwood:
    • Birstall
    • Thurmaston
  • all areas of Oadby and Wigston

Leicestershire lockdown boundary map

See latest information and advice on coronavirus for Leicester.

Changes in the Leicester area

Within this boundary, restrictions will be put in place pending a review from 18 July.

This means:

  • non-essential shops that reopened on 15 June have been asked to close from today (30 June)
  • bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not reopen on 4 July
  • schools will close from Thursday 2 July except to vulnerable children and children of key workers. They will not reopen until next term
  • the relaxation of shielding measures due on 6 July cannot now take place in Leicester
  • single-adult households (those who live alone or with dependent children only) can still form a support bubble with one other household
  • people are still able to meet in a group of up to 6 and only outdoors, provided strict social distancing is followed
  • people in Leicester are recommended to stay at home as much as they can
  • we advise against all but essential travel to, from and within Leicester

#AceHealthDesk report …………..Published: June.30: 2020:

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(LONDON) PM Boris Johnson Statement On Rebuilding Programme: Schools across England are set-for-transformati ve 10yr-building-programme the first launched since 2014 with an initial £1-billion for 50-school build ings that will start in 2020-21 and will be set-out in the next spending review #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.30: This week the Prime Minister has set out the first steps in the strategy to rebuild Britain and fuel economic recovery across the UK: This government is committed not just to defeating coronavirus but to using this crisis to tackle this country’s great unresolved challenges of the last three decades: To build the homes, to fix the NHS, to tackle the skills crisis, to mend the gap in opportunity and productivity and connectivity between the regions of the UK, to unite and level up: The government will build back better, build back greener, build back faster: We will invest in and accelerate infrastructure across the UK; promote a clean, green recovery; reform our planning system; and strengthen the Union and local government: All of these changes will make life better for the people of this great country and unleash Britain’s potential:

The Chancellor will unveil more of this plan next week, and we will use the forthcoming Spending Review and Autumn Budget to set the direction for the rest of this parliament:

PM Boris Johnson Statement: A New Deal for Britain:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the first steps in the strategy to rebuild Britain and fuel economic recovery across the UK.

Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street

Schools across England are set for a transformative ten-year rebuilding programme under radical plans to be set out by the Prime Minister today: Representing the first major rebuilding programme to be launched since 2014, schools will benefit from substantial additional investment. Schools and colleges will also receive funding this year to refurbish buildings in order to continue raising standards across the country:

The rebuilding programme will start in 2020-21 with the first 50 projects, supported by over £1 billion in funding: Further details of the new, multi-wave ten-year construction programme will be set out at the next Spending Review: Investment will be targeted at school buildings in the worst condition across England – including substantial investment in the North and the Midlands – as part of the Prime Minister’s plan to level up opportunity for all.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

All children deserve the best possible start in life – regardless of their background or where they live.

As we bounce back from the pandemic, it’s important we lay the foundations for a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, with our younger generations front and centre of this mission.

This major new investment will make sure our schools and colleges are fit for the future, with better facilities and brand new buildings so that every child gets a world-class education.

He will commit:

  • Over £1bn to fund the first 50 projects of a new, ten-year school rebuilding programme, starting from 2020-21. These projects will be confirmed in the autumn, and construction on the first sites will begin from September 2021.
  • £560m and £200m for repairs and upgrades to schools and FE colleges respectively this year.

Rebuilding projects will be greener, helping meet the government’s net zero target, and will focus on modern construction methods to create highly skilled jobs and boost the construction sector: Investment in schools will be prioritised on the basis of buildings’ condition and further details of the programme, including the approach to eligibility will be confirmed following the Spending Review.

“ The £560m for school repairs and upgrades comes on top of over £1.4bn in school condition funding already committed in 2020-21……………………The £200m for FE colleges this year brings forward plans announced by the Chancellor at Spring Budget this year for £1.5bn of investment over five years to transform the FE college estate…………..This fast tracked activity will further support the government’s wider plans to protect jobs and incomes and drive forward the country’s economic recovery from the pandemic: Later this year government will launch a competition for further funding to ensure that all of England is covered by Institutes of Technology, making sure everyone has the chance to gain higher technical skills and helping unlock growth across the country “

Earlier this month, the Education Secretary announced a £1bn Covid catch-up plan to tackle the impact of lost teaching time: This included new measures to help primary and secondary pupils catch up, including £650m for state schools to lift educational outcomes and a £350m tutoring scheme specifically for the most disadvantaged……………..This one-off grant to support pupils in state education during the 2020/21 academic year recognises that these young people have lost time in education as a result of the pandemic, regardless of their income or background.

In his first months in office, the Prime Minister announced an extra £14.4 billion in funding for schools over three years: That translates to £135 million a week and means that every secondary school will receive at least £5,000 a year for each pupil, and primaries at least £4,000 a year.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: June.30: 2020: More Here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-a-new-deal-for-britain

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(LONDON) MET Appeal Report: Homicide Detectives investigating the murder of a man being shot in Shepherd ’s Bush on Mon.08: June: around midnight believe the motive to be mistaken identity and are appealin g for further information as a vast CCTV campaign (image below) is underway #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.30: Police investigating the murder of Alexander Kareem in Shepherds Bush believe the motive to be mistaken identity: Officers continue to investigate the circumstances that lead to the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Alexander, who was found with gunshot wounds on Askew Road at 00:40hrs on Monday, 08 June: Investigations have so far been centred on a burned out white Range Rover that was found near the scene on Ascott Avenue, just 25 minutes after the police were called: A vast CCTV operation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to appeal for information now they believe the shooting to be a case of mistaken identity:

Met Report: Appeal after shooting of man in Shepherds Bush believed to be mistaken identity: Can you help?

Alexander’s family have released the following tribute to their son and brother: “Alex was a loving and caring boy who was loved by so many. He was so enthusiastic about what he did, he loved IT and computers. He loved to see his friends, like any other young boy: “His life was tragically cut short by such a senseless act of violence which no one should ever have to endure. He will never have the ability to grow up and live the life we all can, he had plans to go to university in September…………“We are truly heartbroken at the loss. We want anyone who has any information to come forward. We were not there to help Alex in his last moments but we can help him now, as can you, the public. He was so loved and we will miss him for ever.”

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley from Specialist Crime is leading the investigation. He said: “Investigations continue into this awful murder: All lines of inquiry point to this being a tragic case of mistaken identity: Alexander did nothing wrong that night, he simply left a convenience store: “The people who did this must be brought to justice, they ruthlessly shot down an innocent man in the street with no care of the consequences………..“We continue to urge anyone with information to come forward. These people do not deserve your protection, they set out to cause harm. Alexander’s family are heartbroken to have lost their son, brother and friend who has played no part in any violence.”

Chief Superintendent Helen Harper, Borough Commander for Central West, said:
“We continue to have the friends and family of Alexander in our thoughts. We will do all we can to locate who is responsible for this act of violence: “I understand the community will be shocked and anxious about this attack. We are in regular contact with community leaders and local authorities to provide reassurance. I encourage anyone who feels concerned or frightened to speak with officers who continue to patrol the area: “Rest assured we are working round the clock to locate those involved. Violence of this nature will not be tolerated in our communities…………………“In recent weeks we have seen incredible acts of community spirit, I hope that anyone with information will come forward to help us bring those responsible to justice.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call 101 quoting CAD224/08June, or tweet @MetCC : If you have information about this incident, or information about someone you suspect to be carrying a weapon and you do not want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/. It is 100 per cent anonymous. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or IP address. They have put in place a £10,000 reward for information:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: June.30: 2020:

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