ARKANSAS: ‘ LITTLE ROCK AS POWERFUL STORM SWEEPS ACROSS STATE KILLING SEVENTEEN PEOPLE AND INJURING MANY MORE ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Arkansas) – October 13 – At least seventeen people killed and many injured in south-western Arkansas as a powerful storm system swept across the state, as well as Texas and Oklahoma, emergency officials said.

NOAA - Little Rock at 20.24 GMT - Arkansas

NOAA – Little Rock at 20.24 GMT – Arkansas

The death and injuries occurred early Monday when the storms destroyed a home near Ashdown, about 150 miles south-west of Little Rock, according to Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

More than 36 million people are in the path of damaging winds, possible tornadoes and heavy rainfall Monday, AP said, citing the Storm Prediction Centre.

The greatest risk is along the Mississippi River from extreme southern Illinois to northern Louisiana.

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#arkansas, #illinois, #little-rock, #louisiana, #mississippi

‘ FBI Order Investigation into Escape by Two Asylum Seekers & Car-Jacking of 91 -year-old Navy Veteran’s Car’

#AceNewsServices UNITED STATES (Illinois) – October 11 – Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala have escaped a detention centre in Illinois and car-jacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran’s car.   

EXCLUSIVE: Feds order review of security at all facilities holding illegal immigrant children after two Guatemalan teens escape from Illinois detention center and carjack a 91-year-old Navy veteran

EXCLUSIVE: Feds order review of security at all facilities holding illegal immigrant children after two Guatemalan teens escape from Illinois detention center and carjack a 91-year-old Navy veteran

The incident has prompted the federal government to order a security review at all 139 shelters across the country that house illegal immigrant minors, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.

The boys, age 16 and 17, were able to walk away unchallenged from Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, outside Chicago, on Wednesday morning and carjack two victims before they were arrested more than 225 miles away outside Iowa City, Iowa, according to authorities.

Police say they targeted an elderly man in Moline, Illinois, who was picking up his prescription at Walmart. 

They threatened him with violence, forced him out of his car and then sped off with his Buick LeSabre.  

A 225-mile escape plan: Police say the escaped teens, age 16 and 17, were headed for California, where one of them has family

Police tell MaiIOnline they were headed for California, where one of the teens has family.

The teens had been transferred to the Illinois facility after crossing the US-Mexico border as unaccompanied minors and requesting asylum in the United States.

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‘ Contract Employee Allegedly Sets Fire To Airport ‘

#AceWorldNews – CHICAGO – September 27 – Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travellers whose flights were cancelled after a contract employee allegedly set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation’s busiest airports.

' ILLINOIS AIR TRAFFIC CENTER FIRE DISRUPTS FLIGHTS '

‘ ILLINOIS AIR TRAFFIC CENTER FIRE DISRUPTS FLIGHTS ‘

Brian Howard, 36, of Naperville, Illinois, was charged Friday with destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities, a felony.

When paramedics found him, he was trying to cut his own throat, according to the criminal complaint.

The FBI said Howard remains hospitalized and no court date has been scheduled.

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#air-traffic-control-center, #chicago, #fbi, #illinois, #naperville, #paramedics

‘ Muslim Student Said She Lost Scholarship After Refusing Drinks With Funder ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Chicago) – July 18 – After she was allegedly stripped of a scholarship, a former University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) student is suing the school and an outside organization claiming she was treated unfairly and wrongfully expelled from the school.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) alley ...

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) alley facing Student Center East (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Moriah Elusta, who was set to graduate from UIC in May 2014, claims in a lawsuit that she was the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) in November 2013. However, according to her, when she was unable to attend the awards ceremony, a senior-level ILLCF member called her and said the money came directly from him and in order to receive it, she would need to meet with him over drinks.

 

According to Elusta—whose mother is Hispanic—ILLCF told her that the scholarship is for Latino students, not Muslims.   

“Mr. Gonzalez added that if plaintiff did not meet with him, he would cause problems for her at UIC,” the suit claims, adding that he told Elusta that he “had connections” at the university.

 

Elusta is Muslim and refused to meet with Gonzalez, claiming that she cannot “go out drinking and have sexual relations with men,” according to the complaint.

 

Ultimately, Elusta’s scholarship offer was rescinded. According to Elusta—whose mother is Hispanic—ILLCF told her that the scholarship is for Latino students, not Muslims. The scholarship guidelines on ILLCF’s website specify that recipients must be of “Latino ancestry.”

 

The lawsuit goes on to allege that after Elusta and her father complained to ILLCF, UIC accused her of submitting a fake letter of recommendation. Elusta’s request to have the university hearing postponed in time to obtain a lawyer was denied, and she subsequently was informed that she was in violation of professional standards and misuse or unauthorized use university documents.

 

She was then dismissed from the university,  the suit alleges.

 

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#elusta, #illcf, #illinois, #muslim, #race-and-ethnicity-in-the-united-states-census, #scholarship, #uic, #university-of-illinois-chicago

Huge volume of water discovered near earth’s core

Many in Science believed water was brought to Earth billions of years ago via an ice comet, well as science does, it re-writes it’self, updates, this is why it’s called science, it changes as we as a species learn more. I think this is a fascinating find and one that surely will re-set the books so to speak. 3x the amount of water in our oceans below us. Well I think we can presume and be 99% sure the water we see came from beneath in the forming of the plant. It may also explain the great floods and retraction of water. History shows us water comes and goes, floods places then retreats. I am a man of science, so love this kind of find, it tells us a little more about our planet, very cool

Reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The finding could help explain where Earth’s seas came from. The water is hidden inside a blue rock called ringwoodite that lies 700 kilometres underground in the mantle, the layer of hot rock between Earth’s surface and its core. The huge size of the reservoir throws new light on the origin of Earth’s water. Some geologists think water arrived in comets as they struck the planet, but the new discovery supports an alternative idea that the oceans gradually oozed out of the interior of the early Earth. “It’s good evidence the Earth’s water came from within,” says Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The hidden water could also act as a buffer for the oceans on the surface, explaining why they have stayed the same size for millions of years.

Pinging the planet

Jacobsen’s team used 2000 seismometers to study the seismic waves generated by more than 500 earthquakes. These waves move throughout Earth’s interior, including the core, and can be detected at the surface. “They make the Earth ring like a bell for days afterwards,” says Jacobsen. By measuring the speed of the waves at different depths, the team could figure out which types of rocks the waves were passing through. The water layer revealed itself because the waves slowed down, as it takes them longer to get through soggy rock than dry rock. Jacobsen worked out in advance what would happen to the waves if water-containing ringwoodite was present. He grew ringwoodite in his lab, and exposed samples of it to massive pressures and temperatures matching those at 700 kilometres down. Sure enough, they found signs of wet ringwoodite in the transition zone 700 kilometres down, which divides the upper and lower regions of the mantle. At that depth, the pressures and temperatures are just right to squeeze the water out of the ringwoodite. “It’s rock with water along the boundaries between the grains, almost as if they’re sweating,” says Jacobsen.

Damp down there

Jacobsen’s finding supports a recent study by Graham Pearson of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Pearson studied a diamond from the transition zone that had been carried to the surface in a volcano, and found that it contained water-bearing ringwoodite, the first strong evidence that there was lots of water in the transition zone (Nature, doi.org/s6h). “Since our initial report of hydrous ringwoodite, we’ve found another ringwoodite crystal, also containing water, so the evidence is now very strong,” says Pearson. So far, Jacobsen only has evidence that the watery rock sits beneath the US. He now wants to find out if it wraps around the entire planet. “We should be grateful for this deep reservoir,” says Jacobsen. “If it wasn’t there, it would be on the surface of the Earth, and mountain tops would be the only land poking out.”

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6189/1265

#earths-corew, #evanston, #graham-pearson, #huge-volume-of-water, #illinois, #ringwoodite, #steven-jacobsen, #steven-jacobsen-northwestern-university, #water-found-in-out-core

` Joint Investigations are Under-Way in US States Over Alleged Cyber-Attacks and Ebays Security Practices '

#AceSecurityNews – UNITED STATES – May 23 – Several U.S. states, including Connecticut, Florida, and Illinois, are jointly leading an investigation into eBay’s security practices, following eBay’s reveal this week of a massive cyber-attack which the company says compromised a large number of users’ personal information.


Courtesy of LoopNews

Though eBay claims that financial data, which was stored separately, was not acquired during this breach, these U.S. States Attorney Generals’ offices are taking the matter seriously after a series of high-profile attacks at retailers like Target, Neiman Marcus and Michael’s have left U.S. consumers vulnerable to identity theft.

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` Three Protesters Acquitted of Terrorism for Plotting Molotov Cocktail Attacks During NATO Summit are Sentenced ‘

#AceNewsServices – CHICAGO – April 26 – Three protesters acquitted of terrorism for plotting Molotov cocktail attacks in Chicago during a NATO summit were sentenced to prison terms Friday of between five and eight years on lesser arson and mob-action charges.

Among the targets the activists discussed attacking during the 2012 event, prosecutors say, was President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house and police facilities.

Despite their acquittals during a February trial on all terrorism counts — brought under a rarely used Illinois statute — the issue remained at the forefront of Friday’s five-hour sentencing hearing.

Judge Thaddeus Wilson raised it himself in his remarks minutes before imposing the sentences, saying the plan to lob gas-filled bottles at the targets, had it been carried out, would have struck fear in the city.

“It might not be terrorism,” the Cook County circuit judge said. “But it is terrorizing.”

All three were convicted of the same charges, but Brian Church, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ended up getting the shortest sentence — five years. Jared Chase, 29, of Keene, N.H., got the longest, 8 years; and Brent Betterly, 26, of Oakland Park, got six years.

Ace Related News:
1. AP – April 26 – http://tinyurl.com/oeu2rej

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#chicago, #cook-county, #illinois, #nato, #president-barack-obama

` White Supremacist Organisation the `Klu Klux Klan ‘ is on the Rise and is Kicking off Their Recruitment Drive’

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – April 14 – (RT) – White supremacist organization the Ku Klux Klan looks determined to take advantage of a struggling economy, anger over immigration and wariness of America’s first black president as it kicks off an aggressive new recruitment drive.

Borrowing a popular theme from US wartime propaganda posters, American neighbourhoods in Texas, Louisiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania over the weekend discovered leaflets in their mailboxes and on car windshields that read, “The KKK Wants You!” – complete with a depiction of a hooded figure adorned with Klan insignia pointing at the reader.http://www.kkkknights.com/

The leaflets provide contact numbers for local recruiting offices, as well as “24/7 hotlines” and associated websites.

“Someone is passing out hateful flyers in the Acadiana area, telling Eunice residents the KKK is ‘awake’,” reported WGNO of New Orleans.

The flyers were signed by the “Loyal White Knights,” which their website ‘Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan’ claims is “the largest and most active Klan in America.”

Read More: http://on.rt.com/9m3dgm

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