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#AceNewsReport – June.05: The Daily Express says the first minister may be forced to “slam on the exit brakes” after the “steep rise” in Covid cases that reached a three-month high on Friday.

June, 05: 2021: @acenewsservices

Scotland’s Papers: #Covid19 freedom ‘uncertain’ as Delta variant spreads & First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that Scotland’s coronavirus restrictions and a return to normality are all “subject to change” because of the spread of the variant that first emerged in India, reports the i.

Scotsman
The Scotsman says scientists have warned the Delta variant of Covid-19 may lead to a higher risk of serious illness than previous strains as Scotland records its highest number of daily infections since February.

The Daily Mail says that Scotland is taking another “major step” back to normality on Saturday as Glasgow moves into level two, but the paper also warns of fears of a “looming third wave” of Covid.

The roll-out of second doses of the Covid vaccine will be sped up with the gap between jabs reduced to eight weeks in an effort to lift restrictions, reports The Daily Telegraph.”

“Cheers for fears” is the headline on the front page of The Sun, as Glasgow pubs reopen but Ms Sturgeon also warns that Scotland is at a “critical” Covid crossroads with cases rising.

The Times says the first minister has said she is “optimistic” that Scotland remains on course to “shake off” most of its pandemic controls by the end of the month, despite logging the highest number of daily cases in several months.

The Herald says pupils face being reported as “radicalised” if they are heard criticising public health advice around Covid-19, with the “slating” of health messages to be judged the same as anti-Semitic conspiracies.

Unions are fighting against a bid by the BBC in London to take control of studios at BBC Scotland’s headquarters in Pacific Quay, according to The National.

The Daily Record says a machete attack in an Edinburgh retail park which left a 31-year-old man in a critical condition is being linked to “gang war”.

Scots are being urged to take shorter showers and leave hoses alone amid fears that staycations will lead to water shortages over the summer, reports the Daily Star.

The Glasgow Times says communities in Pollokshields are rallying to support those affected by a fatal blaze in a flat this week.Prayers are being offered to the families of a boy and two girls who were hit by a car on the A82 near Inverness, leaving two of the children in a critical condition and the other with serious injuries, reports

The Press and Journal.The Courier leads with a story of a man who drowned his pet dog in the bath and then sent a picture of the body to his former partner.

The Evening Express says a stalker who contacted assisted suicide clinic Dignitas to report that her victim needed end-of-life care has appeared in court.

A semi-naked teenager attacked a young girl and bit through a police officer’s boot, reports the Weekend Telegraph.

The Edinburgh Evening News says a “heartbroken” community is rallying around a family after a new father was electrocuted at work.

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#AceNewsReport – May.17: This is todays headlines in the Scottish News papers that highlights opening up and closing down parts such as Glasgow #AceNewsDesk report

Scotland’s papers: Rioting fans condemned and Covid rules eased

2 hours ago

The Scotsman
The Scotsman leads with the first minister’s criticism of Rangers fans following crowd trouble in Glasgow at the weekend. The paper says Nicola Sturgeon labelled the fans as a”thuggish minority” and “selfish beyond belief”.

The Daily Record says fans fought each other and police were attacked during the “rampage” which left a “trail of destruction” in the city as Rangers celebrated their first Premiership title win in a decade.”

“ Nic’s Rangers rampage rage” is the headline on the front page of The Sun, the newspaper saying that the first minister took aim at “bigoted” fans for their “violence and vile anti-Catholic prejudice”.

Ms Sturgeon said she was “utterly disgusted” with the behaviour of fans which saw five police office officers injured and 28 people arrested when violence erupted in Glasgow’s George Square, reports the Daily Express.

The Metro says police chiefs have warned that “many more arrests” will follow after the scenes in Glasgow as about 15,000 fans defied Covid-19 rules around mass gatherings.

The Daily Star’s front page pictures two medics in riot gear wheeling a stretcher carrying an injured man in George Square, with the one-word headline “vile”.

The Glasgow Times has extended coverage of the trouble in George Square, saying that staff and diners at a nearby restaurant had to be “guided to safety” as the Rangers fans celebrated.

The i says that Scots are being urged to be “cautious and careful” with the new freedoms starting for many across the country, with hugs and indoor socialising returning.

Scotland is “back in business” says the Daily Mail, with millions enjoying new freedoms – but Glasgow is still “in limbo” as it stays in level three “with no end in sight”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said everyone must “play their part” and get the Covid jab amid concern that the spread of the Indian variant is being “fuelled” by those who have refused to be vaccinated, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The Times says plans for foreign holidays are in “chaos” after the UK’s health secretary warned against travelling to “amber” list countries like France and Spain despite lifting a ban on leisure trips abroad.

The Edinburgh Evening News says pubs, cafes and restaurants are welcoming customers inside again as Covid restrictions are eased across much of Scotland.

The National says UK Home Office “cowards” refused to take the first minister’s calls after an immigration raid in the southside of Glasgow sparked a protest last week.

A billionaire has unveiled a “radical” plan” to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis, according to The Herald.

A teenager and man have denied stealing a boy’s pet dog in Perth while “brandishing” a hammer and a knife, reports The Courier.

The Press and Journal says a mum of an 18-month-old boy is warning other parents to be aware of the dangers of Covid after he was taken “gravely ill”.

A “hero” Tesco driver pulled a woman from the wreckage of a car just moments before an explosion, reports the Evening Telegraph.

Neighbours in Aberdeen have won their fight to have a leylandii hedge cut back as it was blocking their TV signal, reports the Evening Express.

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#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.17: 2021:

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#AceNewsReport – May.08: The SNP’s bid to win a majority at Holyrood will go “down to the margins”, according to The Herald. The paper features a picture of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon celebrating with supporters at the Glasgow count on a day when her party won 39 seats.The Scotsman reports Ms Sturgeon is set for another five years in power but says she conceded the prospect of winning an overall majority is a “long shot”. The paper adds the SNP’s hopes of securing at least 65 seats were “all but dashed” when Labour’s Jackie Baillie held on to Dumbarton.

Scotland’s papers: Majority ‘long shot’ and Sturgeon’s referendum vow….

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The Herald

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The i says the election saw tactical voting by pro-union supporters designed to prevent the SNP from winning a majority. As the second day of counting gets under way the paper also reports the signs point to a “record turnout” despite the Covid pandemic.A masked Nicola Sturgeon also features on the front page of the Daily Telegraph. The paper says a “huge surge” in turnout from SNP supporters has secured a fourth term for the party. The broadsheet also carries a warning from the head of the UK’s Border Force that holidaymakers should expect airport delays of “15 times normal” when the travel industry opens up again this summer.”Can Tories stop SNP tidal wave?” asks the Scottish Daily Mail.

Although the paper describes the prospect of an SNP majority as “dwindling” it reports Nicola Sturgeon believes her case for Indyref 2 has not been dented.A picture of Labour’s Jackie Baillie celebrating her victory in Dumbarton, the SNP’s number one target seat, features on the front page of the Scottish Daily Express. The paper says tactical votes have put Ms Sturgeon “under pressure” as she looks set to miss out on an overall majority.

The Times leads with the first minister’s vow to hold another independence referendum after making gains on the first day of counting in the Holyrood election. The party took three target seats, including Edinburgh Central, which was held by former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson.The National opts for a jubilant picture of Ms Sturgeon and SNP supporters under the headline: “Yes on track”. It reports Scotland is set for a pro-independence majority “despite unionist tactical voting”.The Courier features a socially distanced picture of the SNP’s Joe FitzPatrick and supporters celebrating after he won a third term as MSP for Dundee West.

The Glasgow Times reports the SNP is on course for a clean sweep of the city’s seats.The Scottish Sun leads with the conviction of “suntan hitman” Sean Orman for the murder of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh in Edinburgh. The paper reports Orman, who was jailed for 28 years, was paid £10,000 for the contract killing in April 2019.

The Daily Record leads with an interview with the husband of a woman who accused former first minister Alex Salmond of assault. The paper says the ex-SNP leader’s political comeback with the Alba Party has made the woman’s life “hell again”. Mr Salmond was last year cleared of all the sexual assault charges against him.

The Daily Star also leads with the conviction of Sean Orman for Bradley Welsh’s murder. The paper reports the motive for the shotgun murder of the former boxing champion “may never be known”.The front page of the Edinburgh Evening News is also dominated by the murder of Mr Welsh. The paper reports the killer’s mobile phone, which was deliberately set on fire, may now be used to help police “snare city crime bosses”.

The Press and Journal leads with the conviction of a rapist who fled Scotland fort the US and tried to fake his own death. Kim Avis, from Inverness, disappeared in February 2019 after reportedly going for a swim at a beach in California. The market trader was later extradited and has now been convicted of sting of sex abuse charges.A Dundee taxi driver has told the Weekend Telegraph about the terrifying moment a passenger held a knife to his throat and demanded money. Bob Griffin, 63, stayed cool, calm and collected and was back at work the following day.

And the Evening Express front page features a picture of an overturned car which was flipped by its owner while he was four times the drink drive limit.The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

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#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: May.08: 2021:

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#AceNewsReport – May.05: Todays selection of posts from across our publishing panel, Twitter & Telegram with Kindness & Love❤️

Scotland’s papers: Election polls and veterans ‘witch hunt’

The Metro reports on two polls that are indicating a majority for the SNP, but with only 43% of voters saying they want an independence referendum in the next five years: The Metro is looking at data from YouGov for The Times and Opinium for Sky News:

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The SNP is facing its worst result since 2007 according to polling in The Scotsman. It writes that the party is set for a “shock result” that will leave it short of a majority, in the poll conducted by Savanta ComRes for the newspaper.

The Herald
The majority of Scots who support holding another independence referendum want it to be held after the pandemic is over, according to The Herald. It is among many of Scotland’s papers discussing election polls, the day before the Holyrood vote.

The Scottish Daily Mail says there are “just 24 hours left to block the SNP” as it looks at polling data ahead of election day. It says the prospect of a Holyrood majority for Nicola Sturgeon’s party is “on a knife edge” as leaders faced each other in the final TV debate on the BBC last night.Calls for the “witch hunt” of soldiers who served in Northern Ireland to stop is the front page of The Scottish Daily Express.

Two former paratrooper who served during the Troubles were acquitted on Tuesday of the murder of an Official IRA man 50 years ago: The Northern Ireland veterans “witch hunt” is also the lead in the Daily Telegraph: The paper says campaigners and military leaders have demanded an end to prosecutions after the first of a series of trials “collapsed in just six days”.Support for Scottish independence “slips back” to 45%, the same level as 2014, according to a YouGov poll for The Times.

The paper also writes about calls to protect Northern Ireland veterans after the “farcical” collapse of the trial in Belfast: A mum who was jailed for six years for neglect after her daughter starved to death “in squalor” has been given a prison cleaning job, writes the Scottish Sun. It says her relatives are in “horror over her ploy” to get early parole.

The i newspaper writes that the UK’s “holiday list” for quarantine-free travel will be released on Friday: It says the Scottish government may advise against travel abroad for “slightly longer” than the UK government.

The National front page asks whether Douglas Ross is the “worst leader ever?”. It says the Scottish Conservative leaders was “on the ropes” during last night’s BBC leaders’ debate.A former surgeon “exposed himself” on a balcony amid a “bitter planning dispute” with his neighbours, writes The Courier as it reports on a trial at Dundee Sheriff Court.A man is missing and feared dead after a late-night blaze reduced a house to rubble at the village of Dores near Inverness, reports the Press and Journal.

Plans for a new city centre complex with offices, flats and retail will create 900 jobs in Dundee, writes the Evening Telegraph.Edinburgh council chiefs have refused to reveal the names of officials on a panel reviewing the city’s historic links to slavery, fearing they will become targets for abuse, reports the Edinburgh Evening News. It says the man leading the probe, Sir Geoff Palmer, has labelled the abusers as “minnows”.

The Evening Express says “ambitious plans” to transform the site of a former BHS store in Aberdeen have been revealed by the city council.The Glasgow Times reports on a probe into a “huge blaze” in Glasgow city centre and says that police are appealing for witnesses.”Break it to us gently, Nasa” is the headline in the Daily Star, which reports that scientists have warned that the planet has ” no chance of surviving an asteroid collision”

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#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: May.05: 2021:

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(LONDON) JUST IN: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has given the BBC World Service an £8 million funding boost to “tackle harmful disinformation.” What that means is unclear, but the BBC has a history of waging infowars for the UK government #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.03: Based on that report, Raab announced on Saturday that the World Service would receive £8 million in extra funding to “tackle harmful disinformation, challenge inaccurate reporting around the world and improve digital engagement.” The fresh funding comes on top of the £378 million the service has received from the FCDO since 2016:

LONDON: BBC gets government funding for global crusade against ‘fake news’ which is broadcast in more than 40 languages to 350 million listeners per week, the BBC World Service brings news and debate from London to the furthest reaches of the globe.

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Beijing accuses BBC of spreading fake news and blasts reporter for ‘running’ from China as Xinjiang citizens plot legal action

Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the British taxpayer, and some limited advertising, the service gives the British government worldwide messaging power via a news organization Raab described on Saturday as “unbiased and impartial.” As

More anti-Russia psy-ops? BBC gets government funding for global crusade against ‘fake news’
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Behind the veneer of impartiality, the World Service is viewed by the British government as a tool. This year’s ‘Integrated Review’, a document that lays out London’s foreign policy and defense priorities, identified the World Service as an instrument of “soft power” for Britain – one of a range of tools to be used against “systemic competitors like Russia and China.”

Raab accused “some states” of producing “harmful content” and “fake news around the coronavirus pandemic,” including content “encouraging scepticism around vaccines.” Promoting vaccines has been a key goal of the British government for several months now, to the point where military intelligence units and Government Communications Headquarters spies have reportedly been deployed to wage “information warfare” against anti-vaxx internet posts. 

The messaging war around the coronavirus is the only clear example cited by Raab, and his announcement speaks of a broader war against “global disinformation,” “inaccurate reporting,” and “states and criminal gangs”who “twist the news to exploit others.” These terms are not backed up with examples, and are contentious in their own right. “Fake news,” for instance, was a term made famous during Donald Trump’s presidency, and was used by both Trump and the press to describe each other’s messaging.

The BBC’s funding, as well as its vague mission to fight “fake news,” may indicate that it will engage in an information campaign for the geopolitical benefit of the British government. The broadcaster reportedly has a history of doing this, and documents leaked in March revealed that BBC Media Action, the outlet’s charitable arm, overtly cultivated Russian journalists, established influence networks within and outside Russia, and promoted pro-Whitehall, anti-Moscow propaganda in Russian-speaking areas, all at the FCDO’s behest. Also on rt.com BBC secrets revealed: Leaked files indicate UK state media engaged in anti-Moscow information warfare operations in Eastern Europe

FCDO Counter Disinformation & Media Development chief Andy Pryce, explained the government’s mission in no uncertain terms at a 2018 meeting, during which he said its ultimate goal was to “weaken the Russian state’s influence” via the co-option of journalists and media organizations.

The BBC isn’t the only “impartial” news service involved in the FCDO’s influence campaign. The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) also volunteered its services, establishing news outlets in “countries of interest”to the FCDO. A cited example of this activity is Aswat Masriya, an “independent” media outlet in Egypt, created by TRF in the wake of the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

Given the history of partnership between the BBC and the FCDO, the latest investment is likely aimed more at ensuring the British government’s version of the truth wins out against foreign powers than it is in fighting falsehood and disinformation:

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.04: 2021:

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(RIYADH, S.A.) JUST IN: The Arab coalition destroyed an explosive laden boat and foiled a Houthi terrorist attack in the southern Red Sea on Wednesday according to the Arab Media News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: A commercial vessel suffered minor damage from shrapnel as the terror attack was foiled, the coalition said: Hostile actions carried out by the Houthi militia threaten shipping lines and global trade, the coalition added:

Bahrain: Qatar coastguard stops two Bahraini vessels returning from maritime exerciseSaudi aerial photographer reveals secrets of AlUla Old Town to global audience: Saudi Arabia: https://ift.tt/3l7G6R4

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

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(Beirut, Lebanon.) LATEST: A largescale MANHUNT is underway as at least 69 – inmates managed to escape from a prison facility. Some of the fugitives have already been captured or surrendered, while five died after crashing a stolen car into a tree according to RT News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: A total of 69 people managed to break open their cells and flee a prison in the city of Baabda, western Lebanon, on Saturday at dawn, according to security forces: The prison break prompted a manhunt, with 15 fugitives being apprehended and two others surrendering to the authorities several hours after the escape:

RT World News https://ift.tt/2IZm7Xq ….A dramatic chase involving the inmates and the police ended in tragedy: A group of fugitives hijacked a Dacia car from its driver in an attempt to lose the cops, but the man behind the wheel lost control of the vehicle and crashed the packed car into a tree. The accident left five people dead and one wounded: More than 40 fugitives currently remain at large, with the authorities asking the public to report any information on them. The circumstances of the prison break are being investigated:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Nov.21: 2020:

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(LONDON) Winchester Court Report: A young man has today been sentenced to 12-month-referral-order in a ‘ Young Offenders Instituiton ‘ for stabbing a 59yr-old-man #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: Kieran Clarke has been sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court: Clarke was sentenced to three years detention in a Young Offender Institution for stabbing a 59-year-old man according to CPS report:

His accomplice, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to battery and criminal damage at Southampton Youth Court in June 2020: He was sentenced to a 12-month referral order, and must pay £50 compensation to the victim:

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.20: 2020:

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(RIYADH, S.A.) G20 Briefing Report: The world needs to strengthen cooperation to reduce land degradation, habitat loss and coral reef conservation, said Saudi Deputy Minister for Environment Dr. Osama Faqeeha on Tuesday according to Arab Media News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.17: Speaking at a G20 meeting briefing on the highlights of the Environment Working Group, Faqeeha underlined the importance of preserving the environment for a sustainable future: He said that the Saudi presidency is pursuing collective efforts and taking concrete actions to safeguard the planet: The deputy minister said conserving the earth’s environment meant protecting marine and terrestrial environments and working towards reducing marine pollution such as plastic littering: ” Around 12 million hectares of land are lost annually due to land degradation, including deforestation,” he added: Moreover, land degradation affects about 60 percent of people directly or indirectly and contributes to massive habitat and ecosystem service losses, he said, adding that deforestation and other land use are also responsible for 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions: G20 Saudi Arabia is leading the international community in working toward minimizing land degradation and deforestation to conserve biodiversity and meet climate goals:

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Faqeeha also spoke about preserving the oceans, saying that the human activity and climate change endanger the survival of coral reefs, on which about 50 percent of the world’s marine life depends.

Without concrete action, it is estimated that “a significant share of coral reefs are at risk,” he said. Coral reefs are under constant threat from pollution and habitat destruction, therefore conserving them “urgently important to ensure protection of our ecosystem.”

Due to the urgency of this issue, Saudi Arabia intends to build on the Japanese G20 Presidency’s efforts and advance steps on the preservation of the ecosystem.

Furthermore, climate change is one of the most pressing global challenges. The urgency to act increases as the world population continues to grow and emissions rise.

The Saudi G20 presidency is committed to advancing efforts for managing emissions in all sectors and improving synergies between adaptation and mitigation actions, including nature-based solutions such as reforestation and protecting and restoring marine resources.

“There has been significant appreciation of Saudi Arabia on environment preservation,” said the deputy minister.

Addressing the subject of “Securing a Future for the World’s Coral Reefs” later, Carlos M. Duarte, a professor of marine science at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), talked about the Kingdom’s coral reefs in the Red Sea.

“Red Sea coral reefs are the best preserved in the world and remarkably beautiful,” he said, adding that Red Sea is very salty, which protects coral reefs, which often called the tropical forests of the oceans.

Carlos M. Duarte, professor of marine science at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) speaking at G20 meet. (Screenshot)

Duarte said that the northern Red Sea provides a globally unique refuge for coral reefs.

Regarding securing the future of coral reefs, he added that by the turn of the century, about half of the coral reefs were lost. “We should not accept the loss of the coral reefs and grieve, but there is a need to act and strengthen cooperation to preserve them, not only through green recovery plan but blue recovery initiatives as well.”

He suggested some measures to preserve coral reefs, including resilience-based management, expansion of mangroves, growing and expanding habitats and restoring marine habitats.

G20 summit reflects Saudi Arabia’s key role, says ministerSustainable greenhouse launched for KAUST startup:

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Nov.17: 2020:

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(RIYADH, S.A.) JUST IN: Arab Media Statement Report: Saudi-led coalition air defenses intercepted a drone rigged with explosives that Houthi terrorists launched from Yemen early Saturday, a coalition official said according to SPA News Agency #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.14: The Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia launched it in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilian objects and civilians in the southern region,” Brigadier Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The statement did not say where the weaponized drone was shot down: Houthis had been using drones and missiles to attack Saudi Arabia: Most of the attacks have been thwarted: Houthi drone shot down by Saudi air defenses: Saudi Arabia https://ift.tt/3pvyStw

OIC condemns Houthi drone attacks on Saudi ArabiaUN warns of ‘ecological disaster’ in Houthi-controlled Red Sea area:

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.14: 2020:

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(RIYADH, S.A) Arab Media News: Saudi security forces seal off cemetery for ‘ Non-Muslims ‘ where French Remembrance Day grenade attack took place on Wednesday morning according to Al Ekhbariya News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.11: Saudi authorities have secured a cemetery for non-Muslims in Jeddah where a blast occurred earlier on Wednesday, Al Ekhbariya reported: The TV channel showed footage of the area around the cemetery and said the situation was stable: Makkah region authorities described the incident as “cowardly,” and said that an employee of the Greek consulate and a Saudi security officer were injured:

Earlier, AFP reported that a bomb had struck a World War I commemoration attended by European diplomats in Jeddah, leaving several people wounded: ” The annual ceremony commemorating the end of World War I at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, attended by several consulates, including that of France, was the target of an IED [improvised explosive device] attack this morning, which injured several people,” France’s foreign ministry said: https://acebreakingnews.wordpress.com/2020/11/11/breaking144-a-number-of-people-injury-in-a-grenade-attack-on-mosque-in-jeddah-on-wednesday-morning-according-to-rt-news-report/?preview=true

The French consulate in the UAE issued a statement Wednesday confirming several people had been wounded in the incident: ” Once again, France was the target of an attack during the commemorations of November 11, organized by the Consulate General of France, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This attack left several wounded,” it said: The French Embassy in the UAE said it was in close contact with the UAE authorities and that both remained “committed to ensuring a high level of stafety for our communities.”The statement added that the Embassy and the Consulate General reiterated calls for people to show restraint and remain vigilant, especially when traveling, in particular in places visited by tourists and expatriate communities.

A Saudi government source told Arab News the incident is being investigated and a detailed report will be issued very soon.…….

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#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Nov.11: 2020:

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(COVENTRY, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Two dangerous men convicted today Mon.09: November for killing and dismembering a Dudley woman in 2019 and also found guilty of 4-rapes, attempted rape and threaten to kill #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: Nathan Maynard-Ellis, 30, and his boyfriend, 25-year-old David Leesley, were found guilty at Coventry Crown Court for killing and dismembering Julia Rawson: Maynard-Ellis was also found guilty of four rapes, an attempted rape and a threat to kill:

By chance on 11 May 2019, Julia Rawson met Nathan Maynard-Ellis when she took the wrong bus home and ended up at the Bottle and Cork Public House, New Mill Street in Dudley. They chatted and she went back to his flat in Mission Drive, Tipton, by taxi. At the apartment, Maynard-Ellis and Leesley killed Miss Rawson, dismembered her body and disposed of her remains in black bags in land adjacent to a nearby canal: Later, Julia Rawson was reported missing, police discovered her body parts five weeks later. Police traced her last steps to the defendants’ flat. Forensic evidence placed Julia Rawson at the flat, and both men were arrested for her murder.

During the police investigation, an ex-partner of Maynard-Ellis came forward to reveal that she had been raped and sexually assaulted by him many years ago; and he threatened to kill her: The account she gave provided striking similarities in details discovered by the police surrounding the murder, dismemberment and disposal of Julia Rawson, which included a link in time between the date of the break-up of their relationship and her death:

James L Francis of the CPS said: “The details that led to Julia Rawson’s death remain unknown, but the facts support the Crown’s case that Nathan Maynard-Ellis and David Leesley are extremely dangerous individuals and were responsible for her death. They lied many times throughout the investigation to avoid detection for the allegation of murder, but we were able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that both Maynard-Ellis and Leesley murdered Julia Rawson, their conviction will protect others from future harm. I want to pay tribute to the surviving victim in this case for the strength and determination that she has shown to ensure justice was served for her and Julia Rawson. Thanks to her bravery, others will now be protected from these dangerous men.”

CASE NOTES:

While only the defendants know precisely what transpired in that flat on 12 May 2019, forensic evidence supported the prosecution case that Julia Rawson had been murdered in that flat and both men had tried to hide the crime: At the onset of the investigation, police discovered that the defendants’ had removed furniture and replaced sections of the living room carpet. However, washed traces of Julia Rawson’s blood were found on the floor under the new underlay and carpet. When the sofa in the living room was examined, they found staining along one edge of a cushion with blood that had come from Julia Rawson: The defendants also disposed of their clothing in a garden incinerator at the home of Maynard-Ellis’ mother. Blood from Julia Rawson was found on a pair of burnt grey fleece shorts:

The CPS was able to prove the case as a result of the presence of multiple strands of evidence that included details provided by a complaint made by an ex-partner of Maynard-Ellis, CCTV footage showing the movements of the victim and Maynard-Ellis, scientific evidence proving the presence of the victim’s blood on floorboards inside the defendants’ flat, expert evidence detailing the examination of the dismembered remains of the victim and admissions made by Maynard-Ellis and lies told by Leesley:

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Nov.09: 2020:

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(WARWICK, U.K) Court Report: A man who ‘ impriosned & raped a woman ‘ over a person of 32-hours has been convicted of 10-counts of ‘ rape & false imprisonment ‘ on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: On 6 November 2020 at Warwick Crown Court, a jury found that Chukwudi Bright Olowo, 30,  who had previously been found by a judge to be mentally ‘unfit to plead’, had committed the acts, in a prosecution relating to 10 counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment: The victim attended Olowo’s home but soon realised she did not wish to remain in the property: She attempted to leave but was falsely imprisoned by Olowo who subjected her to an ordeal lasting thirty-two hours during which he raped her numerous times:

The victim had been reported missing by her family as her absence was out of character: While officers were trying to locate the victim, they spoke to a takeaway delivery driver who told officers he had delivered food to Olowo’s address several days earlier and had the door slammed in his face by the occupant after delivering the food and before being paid: Officers accompanied the driver to the door of the address in question and when the door was opened, the victim took her chance to flee and told officers what happened. Olowo was found hiding in a cupboard by police: Olowo denied rape and false imprisonment but was found to have committed the acts. He will be sentenced on 20 November 2020:

Tamina Greaves of the CPS said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the victim for her incredible bravery and courage in helping us bring the defendant to justice. She was the victim of what can only be described as a harrowing experience, which has unsurprisingly had a devastating impact on her life. The defendant is undoubtedly an extremely dangerous individual who poses a serious risk to women, and this finding is the first step in ensuring justice for the victim.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.09: 2020:

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(TEESSIDE, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Two men who were involved in an altercation with a Yarm man in the hours before his death have been sentenced today #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.30: Edwin Taha, 20, of Lavender Way, Norton and Ali Abdulmajieed, 19, of Corvus Drive, Stockton were each sentenced for a charge of affray in relation to an attack on Luke Jobson, whose body was discovered in the river Tees in January of last year. All of the men had been out in Yarm High Street in the early hours of Saturday 26 January when an argument broke out between Luke and another man, who was an associate of Taha and Abdulmajieed:

After a failed pursuit of Luke on foot the pair then returned to a vehicle, which was driven by Abdulmajieed, leading to a further altercation at Yarm School during which Taha sprayed a substance in Luke’s eyes from a bottle he was carrying. The men then drove away leaving Luke Jobson in the grounds of Yarm School, where he was captured on CCTV entering a boathouse some time later. Tragically, Luke’s body was recovered from the River Tees near to the school around 48 hours after these events: Taha was also sentenced for five further charges in relation to the possession and supply of cocaine, MDMA and ketamine.

Chris Atkinson of CPS North East said: “While Taha and Abdulmajieed have been sentenced today for these charges our thoughts remain with the family of Luke Jobson, for whom this will no doubt be a particularly difficult time: ” While we have proved beyond reasonable doubt that both men were involved in an affray with Luke prior to his death, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest any causal link between their actions and the tragic events which occurred after their attack took place.”

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

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(LIVERPOOL) Crown Court Report: A man who was acting as an armourer to criminals and storing the weapons and materials to make explosives at the home of a vulnerable man he claimed to be caring for has been jailed for eight years on Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Michael Green, 31, of Micawber Street in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, had a detailed knowledge of the world of firearms and munitions: He had acquired firearms, ammunition, and items that could be used to construct explosives: Police raids at his home and the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area uncovered rifles, ammunition and materials to make explosives: The raids also revealed equipment that could be used to adapt or engineer weapons, together with books, manuals and diagrams of the same nature: The CPS said that Green was an armourer who had weapons, ammunitions and the  wherewithal to make explosives so that he could provide them to whoever wanted them to commit serious crimes: He pleaded guilty three charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition without a certificate and seven charges of being in possession of an explosive substance: Today (19 October 2020) at Liverpool Crown Court, Michael Green was sentenced to eight years in jail.

On 6 July 2018: Police executed a raid on the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area. They found a whole host of weapons in a wardrobe in a locked room at the flat: Green’s fingerprints were on many of the weapons. Police went on to raid Green’s home in Micawber Close and found equipment and materials to make explosives: The man, who was then 52, told police that the room had been locked and used by Michael Green, who was acting as his carer: Green also used the details of the man to make purchases from Amazon and Paypal of items connected to weapons. One of the giveaways that it was Green buying the items was that he also used the same details to buy personalised items for members of his family.

On 15 July 2018: Green attended at St Anne Street Police Station and was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm without a certificate and remained silent. He went on to deny the items were his and blamed the vulnerable male but the overwhelming forensic evidence led to him eventually accepting his guilt:

Senior Crown prosecutor Rachael Barber, of CPS Mersey Cheshire, said: “Michael Green had accumulated a wide range of potentially lethal weapons, ammunition and explosives in order to supply the criminal underworld: “He exploited the vulnerability of the man he was supposed to be caring for by storing these dangerous items in his home: ” Guns, ammunition and explosives bring death, destruction and chaos to our communities. They are the tools of the criminals who also bring drugs and other forms of criminality to our streets: ” Green eventually pleaded guilty, but not immediately. He has now been sentenced for his part in the dangerous and deadly world of organised crime.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.20: 2020:

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`Classified Documents leaked last summer by #NSA whistle-blower #Edward-Snowden reveal information about `Call Information'

AceSecurityNews says that classified documents leaked last summer by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the intelligence agency currently compels at least three major telephone providers – Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T – to turn over call information on millions of Americans.

Among that information, known as metadata, is the duration of the call, the time the call was made, who the phone call was to, and where it originated.

Snowden disclosed a trove of secret information about US intelligence activity to the press, but the collection of phone metadata has been perhaps the most controversial, in part because of its sheer breadth.

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) was among those hoping to find more when, at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, he asked Alexander how the metadata is collected and stored.

“Chairman, I think there are three options that you put on the table,” Alexander replied.

“You mentioned the government holding it, the ISPs holding it. I think there is yet another option where we look at what data you actually need and only get that data.

“Can we come up with a capability that just gets those that are predicated on a terrorist communication? I think you have those three options that I have put on the table,” he continued. “Those are three of the ones that I think need to be clearly discussed and the merits from both sides, they have pros and cons on the agility that you would have with the program.”

Alexander was referring to possible reforms to the NSA set forth by US intelligence and law enforcement leaders earlier this week.

US President Obama, who has said he is open to reforming the surveillance programs after public scrutiny, tasked the attorney general and other administration officials to propose theories on how the phone metadata collection program could remain in use.

The most radical proposal, according to anonymous sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal, would be to entirely abandon the collection of telephony metadata.

Officials are also considering turning that vast datalogue over to a government agency other than the NSA – either the FBI or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, perhaps.

Alexander’s testimony seemed to indicate that the scenario the administration is taking most seriously is leaving the trove metadata with the phone company, with the NSA only forcing the company to handover information about numbers thought to be involved in a web of terrorism.

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#Kiev : ” Blast Confirmed at `Trade Union HQ’ Seized by the Opposition”

#AceBreakingNews says a blast confirmed at `Trade Union HQ’ seized by opposition in Kiev, one injured
The Ukraine’s Interior Ministry confirmed on Thursday that a blast happened at the Trade Union Headquarters in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

The victim was hospitalized in serious condition. His identity has not been established, Itar-Tass said. The man was wounded in an explosion after he allegedly opened a suspicious box at the Trade Union House, seized earlier by opposition forces.

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