(TEXAS, Ariz.) DOJ Court Report: Ore City man and convicted sexual offender has been sentenced to 840-months in prison for ‘ child exploitation violations ‘ between 2013 – 2018 on 18-minor-female-victims #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.28: U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox Announces: Jeremy OKieth Kyle, also known as Corey Webster, also known as Rick, also known as Derrick Willis, also known as Eric Sanders, also known as Brad Smith, also known as Jason, also known as J, pleaded guilty on Feb. 19, 2020, to three counts of coercion and enticement and was sentenced to 840 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle today:

According to information presented in court, between 2013 and 2018, Kyle, a convicted sex offender, committed numerous offenses against eighteen minor female victims and four adult female victims: He used a variety of false personas and promises of love and money to convince the victims to meet him and engage in sexual encounters. He acquired images and videos of the victims engaged in sexually explicit conduct and threatened to distribute those images and videos in order to coerce more sexual encounters”

“What this man did is a tragedy: These young victims were treated in ways no person should ever be treated,” said U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox. “This case also serves as a warning to parents: exploitation and abuse can be one click away in today’s social media and technological environment. Parents should take strong precautions to protect children from victimization.”

“Predators are targeting children of all ages online by using threats and manipulative tactics: The FBI will continue working with our partners to hold these online predators accountable for their dangerous behavior,” said FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno. “We encourage potential victims and their parents to contact the FBI or local law enforcement if they are targeted online.”

Anyone who had contact, in person or on social media, with an individual who identified himself as Jeremy OKieth Kyle, Corey Webster, Rick, Derrick Willis, Eric Sanders, Brad Smith, Jason, or J, is urged to contact the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 1-800-804-3547. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will take the necessary steps to protect the individuals’ identities and confidential information.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.28: 2020:

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(HOUSTON, Tx.) HPD Report: Officers are looking for crooks that robbed two different delivery drivers a few hours apart at the same pharmacy on Tues.Oct.13: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.28: On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 10:15 am, a UPS employee was delivering packages of prescription medicine at the Bizmart Pharmacy, located at 9504 Long Point, in Houston, Texas. As the delivery driver was dropping off two packages, he noticed an unknown male approaching his open truck. The complainant stated that something didn’t feel right about the male walking towards him, so he set the packages down at the front door of the pharmacy and began walking back towards his truck, at which time two additional males appeared and pinned him against his truck and held him there while the other suspect grabbed the packages at the door. During the robbery, one of the suspect stated that they had a gun and threatened the complainant if he resisted. The suspects then ran back to a blue Nissan Rogue and a dark colored Dodge Charger and fled the scene:

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The same suspects are believed to be responsible for another robbery a few hours later at the same location: In that robbery, a FedEx employee was delivering a package to the pharmacy when two unknown males ran up to him and forcibly grabbed the package that he was delivering. The suspects then ran back to the Dodge Charger and fled the scene. Houston PD #1359636-20

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#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.28: 2020:

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(NEW DELHI, India.) #Coronavirus Frontline Report: Little Recognition and Less Pay: These female healthcare workers are the rural countries ‘ First Line of Defence Against #COVID19 but one workers story tells where a substantial number of new cases have been reported, many of these health care workers say the government is failing them: #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Oct.28: Archana Ghugare’s ringtone, a Hindu devotional song, has been the background score of her life since March. By 7 a.m. on a mid-October day, the 41-year-old has already received two calls about suspected #COVID19 cases in Pavnar, her village in the Indian state of Maharashtra: As she gets ready and rushes out the door an hour later, she receives at least four more:

“My family jokes that not even Prime Minister Modi gets as many calls as I do,” she says.

Ghugare, and nearly a million other Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) assigned to rural villages and small towns across India, are on the front lines of the country’s fight against the coronavirus. Every day, Ghugare goes door to door in search of potential COVID-19 cases, working to get patients tested or to help them find treatment:

With 8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, India has the second-highest tally in the world after the United States and its health infrastructure struggled to cope with the surge in COVID-19 patients this summer: India spends only 1.3% of its GDP on public health care, among the lowest in the world. The situation is stark in rural areas where 66% of India’s 1.3 billion people live and where health facilities are scant and medical professionals can be hard to find:

India’s ASHA program is likely the world’s largest army of all-female community health workers. They are the foot soldiers of the country’s health system. Established in 2005, a key focus of the program was reducing maternal and infant deaths, so all recruits are women. They have also played an essential role in India’s efforts to eradicate polio and increase immunization, according to numerous studies:

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But even as health authorities have leaned on ASHAs to quell the spread of COVID-19 in rural areas, where a substantial number of new cases have been reported, many of these health care workers say the government is failing them: Pay was meager to begin with, but some workers have reported not being paid for months: Their hours have increased dramatically, but pay rises, when they have come, have not reflected the increased demands. Many ASHAs have also complained about not being provided adequate protective equipment for their high-risk work: They are the unsung heroes who are fighting to contain the unfettered spread of the virus in rural areas,” says Dr. Smisha Agarwal, Research Director at the John Hopkins Global Health Initiative. She argues it is vital to improve pay to boost morale and sustain this frontline workforce:

Ghugare was chosen from her village of 7,000 people in 2011. Since then, she has overseen countless births, meticulously monitored the health of thousands of newborn babies and strictly ensured immunization through door-to-door awareness campaigns. The personal relationships she built over the years have helped in the fight against COVID-19, giving her a good grasp of the medical histories of most of the 1,500 people assigned to her. “It’s all in here,” she says pointing to her head:

Before the pandemic, she was expected to work two to three hours per day, for which she was paid about 2,000 rupees ($27) a month, with incentives for completing tasks in the community: Now, she’s spending 9 to 10 hours a day working to combat COVID-19. She had to cut back her other job working at a farm, and most of the bonuses have dried up as well. The Indian government has given her a 1,000-rupee ($13.50) COVID-19 stipend, but that doesn’t make up for the lost income:

Conditions like these are pushing many of these women to breaking point. Some 600,000 ASHAs went on strike in August to demand better pay and recognition as permanent government employees. (They are currently classified as volunteers, which renders them ineligible for minimum wages and other benefits.)

“The extra work we used to do earlier to ensure our stomachs weren’t empty has stopped now,” Ghugare says.

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 India’s Biggest Slum Successfully Contained COVID-19. But Can Its Residents Survive the Economic Collapse? ………………Heading out the door, she puts on a face mask and headscarf to protect herself while mentally running through the symptoms of one of the possible COVID-19 patients she had been phoned about earlier. Knowing that the individual suffers from diabetes, which makes people more vulnerable to coronavirus, Ghugare begins working out how to prioritize the case and arrange transportation to a center, about 40 minutes away, for urgent testing:

Some cases are particularly challenging. There are days when villagers refuse to talk to her. Worried about being forced to go to the hospital and missing work—a major hardship when people depend on daily wages for a hand-to-mouth existence—people often hide symptoms. Then there is also the menace of fake news, often spread on WhatsApp

Ghugare arrives at a house in the sweltering heat, where it takes her almost 20 minutes to persuade a man to get his wife tested for COVID-19. Because of a false rumor spread via messaging apps, he is convinced his wife’s kidneys will be removed if she goes to hospital. In the end, he relents. “Dealing with fake WhatsApp forwards is one of the most exhausting parts of the job,” Ghugare says: By around 1:30 p.m., she has already worked six hours. Before the pandemic, she would have wrapped up and headed to her second job. But now she still has a long list to get through to meet her daily target of visiting 50 houses.

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Demands like these have driven many ASHAs to protest. “We are warriors who were sent to war without any weapons,” says Sunita Rani, an ASHA from the northern state of Haryana. She has been protesting against the state government since July and says she won’t give up until their demands are met. “If we can fight a virus, we definitely know how to fight our governments.” The Indian government hasn’t yet responded to their demands for permanent government employment: Most health experts seem to agree that ASHAs are underpaid. But some say that making their roles full-time is more complicated. “The beauty of this role is the mix of incentives that tend to energize ASHAs to perform better,” says Dr. Jyoti Joshi, the director of South Asia at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policies, a public health research organization. She says retaining the incentives for completing tasks, while adding benefits like free family health checkups, might be one solution.

Pay varies by state, and salaries can range from 2,000 rupees ($27) to 10,000 rupees ($135) per month, according to a national union for ASHAs: Many workers also depend on receiving bonuses. For instance, Ghugare receives 100 rupees ($1.25) if she vaccinates a child against measles, mumps and rubella and 600 rupees ($8) for delivering a baby for a family living below the poverty line:

Some economists argue that making nearly a million female health care workers full-time employees, and paying them more, will not only benefit India’s health system but might also help revive the country’s battered economy, one of the worst hit by the pandemic: ” Employing and putting wages into the hands of so many people will definitely be beneficial to the rural economy, ” says Dipa Sinha, an economist at the Ambedkar University in New Delhi: It might also help recover India’s plummeting rate of female workplace participation, for which the country is among the bottom 10 in the world. Experts have attributed this to cultural attitudes and the slowdown in the agricultural sector, where most rural women work. Sinha says that this gender disparity plays into the issue of ASHAs not being recognized for their work. “Who volunteers for six to eight hours a day?” she says. “It’s because they are women that their work is undermined. You can’t do this to a cadre of men.”

Ghugare shares that sentiment although she didn’t take part in the protests: With her two children growing older, expenses are increasing. An increased salary with benefits would help her give her family a better life:

As she walks back home at dusk, she knows her day isn’t done yet. There is household work to get to before getting started with a report on the day’s survey. It will be midnight before she calls it a day. That is, if the phone doesn’t ring again:

“It feels like there is a sword over our heads,” she says. “A hanging sword.”

#AceHealthDesk report ……………Published: Oct.28: 2020:

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(MIAMI-DADE, Fla.) JUST IN: Miami-Dade Police Dept Report: Said authorities found the body of an aspiring hip-hop artist inside the trunk of a Virginia man’s car after he crashed on a Miami highway #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.27: Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Brian Trotter: A police report said Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash on the Palmetto Expressway Sunday:

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Authorities towed Coltrain’s car to a mall, where they smelled rotting flesh coming from the vehicle. Officials said troopers were suspicious after observing buzzing flies near the car, according to WKMG.

When troopers opened the trunk, they found Trotter’s body “wrapped in a piece of fabric and in an advanced stage of decomposition,” according to a police report: Trotter was last seen on Oct. 17 leaving his home in Virginia with Coltrain. Police said Coltrain and Trotter were longtime friends: It’s unclear whether Coltrain had an attorney.

The Associated Press & KTLA Contributed to this report.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.27: 2020:

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(CALIFORNIA) JUST IN: Amazon announced Tuesday that it’s creating an additional 100,000 seasonal jobs: Last month, the retail giant said it was hiring 100,000 full- and part-time workers across the U.S. and Canada #AceNewsDesk report

#AceFinanceReport – Oct.27: The company said the newest crop of positions will allow people to earn money during the holiday season, and many of the job locations will include bonus holiday incentives: With more than 12 million Americans out of work according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics these new seasonal roles in several locations across the US and Canada will complement its regular full- and part-time positions,” Amazon said in a statement. “Amazon offers jobs for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, and these 100,000 new, seasonal jobs offer opportunities for pay incentives, benefits, and a path to a longer-term career, or can simply provide extra income and flexibility during the holiday season.”

The retail giant also said it has promoted more than 35,000 employees in 2020, and 30,000 workers have participated in its Career Choice program, which is designed to help “upskill” people seeking a future in a “high-demand field” by offering courses on 20 career paths.

‘ The company said half of the program’s participants are from underrepresented minority groups

“Career Choice is one way we help people think big about their careers, and we offer training across a wide variety of skills needed for high-demand fields,” Darcie Henry, VP of Global HR for Amazon Operations, said in a statement.

‘ The company said the new positions could lead to a more permanent opportunity

“A job with Amazon can be the start of a future, long-term career inside or outside of the company,” the retailer said.

Anyone interested in applying can visit amazon.com/apply. The company said training will be provided and all facilities will adhere to strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

#AceFinanceDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.27: 2020:

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(BERLIN, Germany.) #Coronavirus Report: Germans should limit their contacts to a point when they need to even “take turns” at celebrating Christmas with various relatives to avoid large gatherings, the nation’s nursing care commissioner believes #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Oct.27: In an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper, Andreas Westerfellhaus said “unusual times require unusual solutions.” Calling on his fellow citizens to embrace a saying “the more the merrier” in an entirely different way, Westerfellhaus suggested Germans celebrate Christmas “twice” or even more times this year to meet with various relatives “in shifts.”

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The official added there was also nothing wrong with giving presents on December 28 or even later, while an ideal solution to celebrating Christmas during the Covid-19 pandemic would be to just “connect with relatives via Skype” or any other means of communication.

Westerfellhaus, 64, who lives with his 94-year-old mother, is determined to follow his own advice: he told Bild he had already canceled all family celebrations for the festive season.

Coronavirus has shown me that coming together in a small group can be very nice.

The official, who is responsible for “representing the interests of those in need of care”, also said that visits to Germany’s care homes could also be restricted for the holiday season. What’s more, he added, it’s hard to say at the moment whether such visits would be possible at all.

Westerfellhaus’s statements come as Germany reports over 11,400 new daily Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Last Thursday, when more than 11,200 new infections were registered in a single day for the first time, RKI said the situation was “very serious” and warned it could spiral out of control.

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On Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is expected to hold a meeting with the German states’ governments to discuss further measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic: According to some media reports, the new measures could involve a tougher approach to the hospitality sector including the closure of restaurants and a ban on major events: Schools and daycare centers could also be shuttered in the regions with the highest infection rates:

The surge in new infections over the past weeks has prompted authorities in various German states to severely limit the number of people from various households that are allowed to meet: In Hamburg, up to 25 people can come together in a private setting while most other German states set the maximum number of people that can meet either indoors or publicly at 10 – all in the name of social distancing to curb the spread of Covid-19:

#AceHealthDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.27: 2020:

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) #Coronavirus Report: Southern counties are reopening their economies at a slower pace than other parts of the state, and officials blame celebrations #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Oct.27: California has avoided the substantial spike in coronavirus cases seen across the country this fall, but some of the state’s most populated counties — Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino — remain in the most restrictive reopening tier:

That means indoor dining rooms are shut, as are indoor operations of gyms and houses of worship: San Diego County, now in the red tier, is teetering on backsliding into the most restrictive category:

Public health officials have identified gatherings as a significant source of virus transmission in Southern California, where young adults are driving the spread of the highly contagious disease.……..

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(SYRIA) JUST IN: One militant has been killed in a suicide bomb explosion in Iskenderun, and another is being hunted by Turkish security forces, said the authorities of Hatay province, just across the border #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.27: Video posted on social media below shows gunfire that preceded the explosion on what looks like an urban street in Iskenderun, which the Turkish media identified as Fanar Street in the city’s merchant district:

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“Two militants were spotted at a checkpoint in Payas district. One of them blew himself up after clashing with police,” Hatay Governor Rahmi Dogan said in a statement on Monday evening. “The operation to capture the other terrorist is underway.”

Payas is a town just north of Iskenderun. The militants presumably ran the checkpoint and drove into the city, with police in hot pursuit. 

Photos from the site show extensive damage to cars and storefronts.

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No civilians were hurt in the incident, Dogan said. 

#AceNewsDesk report ……………….Published: Oct.27: 2020:

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(BEIJING, China.) JUST IN: Chinese Foreign Minstry Report: Retalition and vows ‘appropriate & necessary measures’ in response to US plans to sell Harpoon missiles to Taiwan worth $24-billion it was announced on Monday #AceFinanceDesk report

#AceFinanceReport – Oct.27: Beijing has promised to retaliate after Washington approved yet another deal to sell US-made weapons to Taiwan. China already sanctioned Boeing and Lockheed Martin due to arms trading with Taipei earlier this week.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told reporters that arms sales to Taiwan “violate the ‘One-China’ principle’” and “seriously damage the Chinese-US relations and the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”

China will take appropriate and necessary measures to firmly safeguard its national sovereignty and security interests.

On Monday, the US State Department authorized the potential sale of up to 100 Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems worth around $2.4 billion to Taipei, saying that it considers Taiwan’s security “central” to the security of the broader Indo-Pacific region: Taiwan’s Defense Ministry welcomed the news, stating that the US is “actively assisting” in strengthening the island nation’s defenses:

The approval of another arms deal comes after the US government separately authorized the sale of weapons worth $1.8 billion to Taiwan, including 135 precision-guided cruise missiles: Beijing responded by blacklisting major American weapons manufacturers Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon, along with several other US individuals and entities linked to the arms trade with Taiwan:

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China’s new sanctions against American defence companies have the potential to cause major damage to the US military

#AceFinanceDesk report …………..Published: Oct.27: 2020:

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(VENEZUALA) #Coronavirus Report Maduro says scientists have developed ‘ a highly effective anti-viral ‘ that ‘cancels 100% of #Covid19’ with no side-effects that is still waiting for certification by #WHO he said #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Oct.26: I want to say that Venezuela has developed a medicine that annihilates 100 percent of the coronavirus,” Maduro said on Sunday, describing it as a “highly effective antiviral.” ………….The remedy has been designed by The Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), which had been working on a cure to the deadly virus for the past six months, the president noted: The medicine is based on a molecule called TR-10, which was isolated and, when pitted against the virus, proved its absolute effectiveness, he claimed……………..Maduro said that the study has already been reviewed by experts and scientists, and will be presented to the World Health Organization (WHO) so that it can ratify its findings:

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As he touted a potential breakthrough in the Covid-19 therapy, Maduro said that Venezuela looks forward “to offering this treatment to the world”, congratulating the IVIC with “this great contribution to humanity.” The mass production of the drug will be facilitated through “international alliances,” he said, without elaborating: The newly-developed drug is completely safe to use by humans, the institute claimed, insisting it “does not affect healthy molecules in the body” and is free from any side effects. 

The studies were conducted on the virus cells isolated from Venezuela’s coronavirus patients, Gabriela Jiménez, Venezuela’s Minister of Science and Technology, said, shedding more light on the potential game-changer in the battle against the Covid-19: The molecule is an ursolic acid derivative, which “has shown 100 percent inhibition of virus replication in vitro [outside of a living organism],” she said, as cited by the EFE News Agency.

Earlier this month, Venezuela became the first Latin American nation to receive the batch of Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. Some 2,000 people are expected to be immunized with the vaccine in Venezuela as part of the phase III trial: The jab was registered in Russia in August, making the inoculation the world’s first registered vaccine:

#AceHealthDesk report ……………….Published: Oct.26: 2020:

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(AUSTRALIA) JUST IN: In World First, 100% of South Australia’s Power Supplied By Solar Panels: 1.76 million people live in the 983,482 square kilometer (379,725 square mile) state of the South for just 1-hour on Sunday AEMO CEO said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.26: This weekend Australia’s national broadcaster made a big announcement: South Australia’s renewable energy boom has achieved a global milestone. The state once known for not having enough power has become the first major jurisdiction in the world to be powered entirely by solar energy: For just over an hour on Sunday, October 11, 100 per cent of energy demand was met by solar panels alone:

“This is truly a phenomenon in the global energy landscape,” Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) chief executive Audrey Zibelman said: ” Never before has a jurisdiction the size of South Australia been completely run by solar power, with consumers’ rooftop solar systems contributing 77 per cent.” Large-scale solar farms, like the ones operating at Tailem Bend and Port Augusta, provided the other 23 per cent. Any excess power generated by gas and wind farms on that day was stored in batteries or exported to Victoria via the interconnector:

South Australia is where Elon Musk installed Tesla’s giant Powerpack battery as part of a massive solar and wind farm:

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.26: 2020:

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(PARIS, France.) JUST IN: Second Mayor has apparently been threatened with “beheading” just days after the gruesome murder of a schoolteacher over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed: The ominous threat was sprayed on the walls of a school in Lyon #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.25: The mayor of the 8th, we’ll behead your head [sic],” the graffiti read, referring to the eighth district of Lyon and its elected official, Olivier Berzane. Unambiguous threats were also made to cut off the heads of teachers and students:

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Mayor Berzane said he has already filed a criminal complaint over the offensive messages, vowing to pursue those who wrote them, as “no one takes these threats lightly.” ” It is out of the question to let such an act go unpunished. It is necessary to find the perpetrators,” Berzane told local media.

These words are disconcertingly stupid and unspeakable. It’s pure hatred. Is it an isolated act of someone not knowing what to do with their evening, or a serious threat? Anyway, it’s a case of extreme violence.

While the threats might have been, as Berzane suggested, an “isolated act,” they came only a day after the mayor of Bron, near Lyon, received a similar warning. The graffiti in that case also threatened the town’s elected official with beheading. Mayor Jérémie Bréaud denounced the “violent writing,” and France’s Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin directed the police to “take legal action and provide protection.”

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This series of threats against local politicians comes a week after Samuel Paty, a schoolteacher in the Parisian suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, was beheaded in the middle of a street: He was slain by a hardline Islamist suspect of Chechen origin, supposedly as a punishment for showing “offensive” cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a lesson on free speech: The teenage attacker was apparently born in Moscow, as the media was quick to point out, but his family emigrated to France in the 2000s, and the young man applied for asylum and effectively grew up there:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………….Published: Oct.25: 2020:

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(TOKYO, Japan.) JUST IN: Contaminated water that could soon be released into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive carbon with the potential to damage human DNA, environmental rights organisation Greenpeace has warned @CNN #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.25: According to a CNN report the environmental group claims that the 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant — scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster — contains “dangerous” levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 and other “hazardous” radionuclides, which it says will have “serious long-term consequences for communities and the environment” if the water is released into the Pacific Ocean:

To cool fuel cores at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has pumped in tens of thousands of tons of water over the years: Once used, the water is put into storage. But nine years on from Japan’s worst nuclear disaster, storage space is running out, and the government is still deciding what to do with the water.

Authorities, including the country’s environment minister, have indicated the only solution is to release it into the ocean — a plan facing opposition from environmental campaigners and fishing industry representatives. On Friday, the Japanese government postponed a decision on what to do with the water:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.25: 2020:

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(ROME, Italy.) JUST IN: Fireworks.vs.Batons Report: Video) Italian far-right clash with riot police over ‘dictatorship’ of #Covid19 rules as street battles raged in the capital #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.25: Street battles erupted in central Rome overnight as Italian police dispersed a group of 200 far-right demonstrators, who staged a violent protest against the government’s #Covid19 restrictions: Skirmishes erupted shortly after midnight and were focused around Rome’s iconic Piazza del Popolo. The square was supposed to host a rally organized by the Fuerza Nova party, which its leadership promised to be a peaceful act of civil disobedience against “health dictatorship and curfews”.

According to local media, the promise was broken by masked protesters at around midnight: A firework in the colors of the Italian flag was launched in the air, apparently serving as a signal to attack riot police with pyrotechnics and other projectiles. Clashes ensued, during which law enforcement pushed the demonstrators out of the square. Some fighting also happened around Piazza Trilussa: Eight people were arrested over night. Some dumpsters and vehicles were reportedly set on fire, but no significant property damage was reported. The clashes in Rome came after similar violence in Naples on Friday night:

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The night skirmishes happened hours after a peaceful protest against Covid-19 restrictions took place in the Italian capital. The southern European country is struggling to contain the infection, which is reaching record daily levels. But many Italians are weary of localized shutdowns and curfews and oppose government plans for further restrictions. Italy is already suffering its worst economic recession since World War II, after a two-month national lockdown in spring: RT.Com/ reports

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(MELBOURNE, Australia.) #Coronavirus Report: Contrary to promises, which lives under some of the toughest and longest #COVID19 restrictions, they will not get a reprieve on Monday according to Victoria state head has just announced, leaving critics fuming #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Oct.25: Metropolitan Melbourne was supposed to see some of its lockdown restrictions lifted starting next week. The Australian city has seen its rolling two-week average Covid-19 infections drop below five, prompting the government to indicate that the situation was good enough to ease some restrictions. But despite the high hopes, Premier Daniel Andrews said during his Covid-19 update on Sunday that it would not happen: RT.Com/

Andrews announced that a “cautious pause” was necessary for a couple more days to process over 1,000 Covid-19 tests from an outbreak in northern Melbourne and that a rollback should not be expected until Tuesday at the earliest:

“Put simply: this is a couple of extra days that might put us weeks ahead of this virus. To not only get on top of this outbreak – but to stamp it out,” the premier said. He added it was not “a step back” and that it was necessary not to let “everything Victorians have sacrificed, everything we’ve given up, simply slip away.”

The delay was criticized by opposition politicians, business owners unhappy about the economic toll that the lockdown takes, and Victorians, who were looking forward to hearing good news from Andrews: Michael O’Brien, the leader of the opposition in Victoria, accused the premier of moving the goalposts once again and called his decision “appalling”. The state’s prime business association, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the premier has dealt a “shattering blow” to the economy and that the situation resembled living in a time loop, “like Groundhog Day”.

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Former Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said the postponement, which was announced after a spectacular reduction in new Covid-19 infections, demonstrated a “paralysis in decision-making” on the part of the Andrews government.

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While Melbourne will have to wait further, regional Victoria will see some easing of restrictions starting next week, Andrews also announced. Starting Wednesday, the state will see the reopening of gyms, indoor pools and food courts, provided they serve no more than 20 customers at a time.

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(PARIS, France.) JUST IN: (VIDEOS) Major fire breaks out in abandoned building in Le Havre port, on Saturday smoke was visible kilometres away #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: A huge blaze has erupted in an abandoned building in France’s northern port city of Le Havre, triggering the evacuation of nearby houses. Footage from the scene shows a large column of fire and thick clouds of smoke in the air: The fire broke out on Saturday. According to France’s emergency services, the building is an old warehouse that is currently abandoned:

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Le Havre police said on Twitter that they had started to evacuate residential buildings in the vicinity of the warehouse, and advised the public to stay away from the scene.

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The blaze has produced large, thick plumes of blackish smoke that are visible from kilometres away.

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Multiple fire engines, as well as at least one helicopter, have been deployed to battle the flames.

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Aerial photos show that the warehouse has been partially consumed by the fire.

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So far, no information on potential casualties has emerged. It also remains unclear whether anything was stashed at the warehouse or if the building was empty.

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(CALIFORNIA) JUST IN: CHP Report: Fontana police shot and killed a man who opened fire at them on the 10 Freeway in the Loma Linda area during an attempted law enforcement stop, officials said Saturday morning. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday on the eastbound lanes near the Tippecanoe Avenue off-ramp #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: According to the California Highway Patrol, Fontana police found a wanted man in the Colton area and tried to conduct a traffic stop, but he did not yield, prompting a pursuit: Officials did not provide any information about what the person was suspected of: ” They traversed onto the 215 freeway at Mount Vernon, with road closure signs that were knocked over by that suspect vehicle,” CHP Officer Ramon Duran said: The man exited his vehicle on the eastbound 10 Freeway and started shooting at the officers, who then fired back, Duran said: Video from the scene shows a white sheet over what appeared to be a body on the ground. None of the officers involved suffered any injuries, authorities said:

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Just before midnight, Caltrans announced shutting down both directions of the 10 Freeway west of Tippecanoe Avenue due to police activity. In a 7:50 a.m. tweet Saturday, the agency said the eastbound lanes in the Loma Linda and Redlands area will remain closed for four more hours and urged motorists to use the 60 or 210 Freeway to avoid delays: Authorities provided no further information about the shooting or the man who died, including his identity.

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Dept of Toxic Substances Control Report: A state environmental trust will take over a battery recycling plant to prevent its bankrupt owners from abandoning the heavily contaminated facility and high concentration of lead in the soil #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: The Department of Toxic Substances Control says the trust will assume responsibility for the Exide plant in Vernon: Exide is responsible for creating the trust. Once it’s formed, a court-approved trustee will take ownership and control cleanup efforts:

The Exide plant recycled 11 million lead-acid batteries a year until it was forced to shut down in 2015: High concentrations of lead dust from the plant settled in the soil around thousands of homes:

On Monday: Residents of the zone surrounding the plant marched to downtown Los Angeles to protest a bankruptcy court’s decision to allow the company to abandon the site: Some brought bags of dirt from lead-polluted yards and threw them over a fence onto the steps of a federal courthouse, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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FEATURED: ” It’s finally happening: Twitch is taking action against copyrighted music — long a norm among streamers — in response to music industry pressure,” reports Kotaku. But the Verge reports “there’s some funny stuff going on here.” #AceSocialDesk report

#AceSocialReport – First, Twitch is telling streamers that some of their content has been identified as violating copyright and that instead of letting streamers file counterclaims, it’s deleting the content; second, the company is telling streamers it’s giving them warnings, as opposed to outright copyright strikes: Weirdly Twitch decided to bulk delete infringing material instead of allowing streamers to archive their content or submit counterclaims. To me, that suggests that there are tons of infringements, and that Twitch needed to act very quickly and/or face a lawsuit it wouldn’t be able to win over its adherence to the safe harbor provision of the DMCA:

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The email Twitch sent to their users “encourages them to delete additional content — up to and including using a new tool to unilaterally delete all previous clips,” reports Kotaku: One business streamer complains that it’s “insane” that Twitch basically informs them “that there is more content in violation despite having no identification system to find out what it is. Their solution to DMCA is for creators to delete their life’s work. This is pure, gross negligence.”

Or, as esports consultant Rod “Slasher” Breslau puts it, “It is absolutely insane that record labels have put Twitch in a position to force streamers to delete their entire life’s work, for some 10+ years of memories, and that Twitch has been incapable of preventing or aiding streamers for this situation. a total failure all around.”

Twitch’s response? ……………………It is crucial that we protect the rights of songwriters, artists and other music industry partners. We continue to develop tools and resources to further educate our creators and empower them with more control over their content while partnering with industry-recognized vendors in the copyright space to help us achieve these goals.

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(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) JUST IN: PG&E Report: Will cut-off power to over a million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires according to KTLA #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: Pacific Gas & Electric says the shutoffs will hit 38 counties in central and Northern California, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area: Weather forecasts are calling for a return of bone-dry, gusty weather that carries the threat of downing or fouling power lines or other equipment that in recent years have been blamed for igniting massive and deadly blazes:

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On Wednesday night, about 31,000 PG&E customers lost power. About three-quarters of the 31,000 had power restored by Thursday evening.

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