FEATURED UPDATE: ‘ Dennis Hastert alleged case of misconduct involved 2nd ex-student – sources ‘

FEATURED UPDATE:May.30: A man identified as Individual A in an indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was a student at the school where Hastert worked at the time the alleged “misconduct” against the individual took place, according to a source familiar with the case.

In addition, sources say, there is a second individual who was allegedly victimized in a similar way by Hastert when he was a student. According to sources familiar with the investigation, this person neither asked for nor received any money from Hastert, as Individual A is alleged to have done.

The alleged “misconduct” referenced in the indictment was of a sexual nature involving a male, and dated back to Hastert’s time as a high school wrestling coach and history teacher in Yorkville, Illinois, sources with knowledge of the case told ABC News.

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” American Scholar finds home for his `Tibetan Language Texts’ in China”

#AceWorldNews says that according to the NYT An American scholar’s trove of 12,000 Tibetan-language texts has a new home, a lavishly decorated library on the campus of the South-West University for Nationalities in Chengdu, China.

By ANDREW JACOBS

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#AceStoryNews: `Student Gunman Who Killed a Policeman and Teacher’

#AceNewsServices says `Student Gunman Kills Policeman and Teacher in Hostage Takeover of Class of 20 Students in School near Moscow

This was a story that l have taken from the `Daily Mail‘ of a few weeks ago and this link ACE is a previous post, just click, to read the latest news?

Though reading this article led me to believe that being unable to get grades

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`Fellow students said he accused the teacher of giving him low marks so threatening his chance to get a ‘gold medal’ for academic performance’ 

Well your opinion and comments welcome, of course it does not make it right, but maybe society has a part to play!

  • Pupil held students and a teacher hostage in a biology classroom
  • He was detained after killing a policeman and teacher
  • The hostage-taker named as Sergey Gordeev, believed to be 16
  • Believed the pupil and teacher previously had a conflict over his marks

By WILL STEWART and TARA BRADY

PUBLISHED: 09:14, 3 February 2014 | UPDATED: 18:52, 3 February 2014

Sergey Gordeev was a straight A pupil but shot dead his teacher and a police officer at his school

Sergey Gordeev was a straight A pupil but shot dead his teacher and a police officer at his school

A student gunman has killed a policeman and teacher after holding more than 20 students hostage in a school near Moscow.

The ‘straight-A’ 16 year old Sergey Gordeev sparked a nationwide security alert amid initial fears his attack at his school near Moscow was a terrorist incident linked to the Winter Olympics which open on Friday.

He held 24 pupils hostage for almost an hour, and gunned down his teacher Andrei Kirillov, a married father with two small children, apparently in revenge for unusually poor marks in geography or biology.

He also shot and killed married policeman Sergei Bushuev, 38, as he fired a volley of 11 shots at officers surrounding the school.

Special forces troops were used to detain him after his father urged him to put down his weapon.

The armed pupil and teacher previously had a conflict over his marks.

This could have prevented the boy leaving school with a ‘gold’ medal, say sources at the school.

A dramatic text message from a girl in Gordeev’s class to her mother during the terrifying siege read: ‘A machine gun. We are at school. He is shooting.

‘Mama, aaaa-aa-aa. Save me! It’s not a joke. Mama. Its awful. He’s gone mad. We are hostages on floor 1, room 2.’

Gordeev earlier brandished two rifles to as he overpowered the security man at School Number 263 on the outskirts of Moscow in what was initially seen as a terrorist attack.

Soon it became clear it was a disgruntled pupil who had seized his father’s guns to gain revenge on his mild-mannered teacher.

The rest of the school was evacuated as police ordered the boy’s father to call him on his mobile and demand he spares his classmates’ lives.

One teenage girl said: ‘He shot the teacher in the stomach. Then he wanted to make sure that he was dead, so he fired another ‘insurance’ shot to the head.’

The father – believed to be a law enforcement officer – then donned a bullet-proof jacket and negotiated with his son the lay down the guns and surrender.

The move was seen as saving Russia from a school massacre.

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Terrified: A girl is hugged by her relative as she is evacuated from her school north of Moscow

Terrified: A girl is hugged by her relative as she is evacuated from her school north of Moscow

Evacuated: Pupils are escorted by a policeman out of their school north of Moscow

Evacuated: Pupils are escorted by a policeman out of their school north of Moscow

Children are evacuated out of the school north of Moscow where a student gunman opened fire

Children are evacuated out of the school north of Moscow where a student gunman opened fire

Andrei Polipchuk, police spokesman, said: ‘All the students are alive, nobody is injured. The attacker is arrested, he is identified.

‘He is a student of this very school.’

Reports say the boy’s father was involved in persuading him to give himself up and prevent a school massacre.

‘The father of the boy immediately came to the school,’ said a local official.

 
Students flee in terror as gunman kills two at Russian school

A man stands near a window with bullet holes at a high school in Russia where a student killed a police officer and a teacher

A man stands near a window with bullet holes at a high school in Russia where a student killed a police officer and a teacher

A security service member uses a metal detector near the building of a high school where a student shot his teacher and police officer

A security service member uses a metal detector near the building of a high school where a student shot his teacher and police officer

A man films on a camera as he stands near a window with bullet holes at the school north of Moscow

A man films on a camera as he stands near a window with bullet holes at the school north of Moscow

Pupils leave their school after a fellow student shot a policeman and teacher dead this morning

Pupils leave their school after a fellow student shot a policeman and teacher dead this morning

Safe: Pupils are led out of the school where a 16-year-old boy shot dead a policeman and teacher

Safe: Pupils are led out of the school where a 16-year-old boy shot dead a policeman and teacher

Police gather outside the school north of Moscow where a student went on the rampage with a rifle shooting dead a policeman and teacher

Police gather outside the school north of Moscow where a student went on the rampage with a rifle shooting dead a policeman and teacher

Pictured: The hostage-taker has been named as Sergey Gordeev (pictured) who was a student at the school

Pictured: The hostage-taker has been named as Sergey Gordeev (pictured) who was a student at the school

A gunman is believed to have shot and killed a police officer and teacher at this school in Moscow

A gunman is believed to have shot and killed a police officer and teacher at this school in Moscow

Police outside the school in Moscow where a gunman took a class of children hostage

Police outside the school in Moscow where a gunman took a class of children hostage

‘Sergei Gordeyev was a straight-A student,’ said a spokesman for the Investigative Committee, equivalent of the FBI.

‘It appears that he had an emotional breakdown.’

Fellow students said he accused the teacher of giving him low marks so threatening his chance to get a ‘gold medal’ for academic performance.

‘He persuaded the boy to put down his arms and to let the children go.’

Psychologists are now working with the released children.

The dead policeman was named as Sergei Bushuev.

He died in an ambulance at the scene. A second wounded officer was rushed to Sklifosovsky hospital in Moscow.

Ambulances and police are waiting outside the school on the outskirts of Moscow

Ambulances and police are waiting outside the school on the outskirts of Moscow

Another policeman was shot and injured.

‘The person who took 20 people and a teacher hostage is a student in the upper classes at the same school.

‘He has been neutralised and all the students have been freed,’ Interior Ministry spokesman Andrei Pilipchuk said on state TV.

‘One policeman was fatally wounded during the operation and died in hospital and a teacher at School No. 263 was also killed,’ he said.

The shooting sent dozens of students scurrying out the school while a police helicopter landed in a snow-covered field outside.

It came with Russia in the global spotlight four days before it hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

A woman and child walk outside the school where a teacher and police officer were shot by an armed student

A woman and child walk outside the school where a teacher and police officer were shot by an armed student

Police officers enter a Moscow school with a teacher where two people were killed by a student this morning

Police officers enter a Moscow school with a teacher where two people were killed by a student this morning

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Most Deprived Students in Pakistan get Helping Hand to Attain Higher Education

#AceNewsServices says the UK Government is helping 278 of the brightest but most deprived students in Pakistan to attain quality higher education this year at the Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS).

These students are from some of the poorest areas of Pakistan and would otherwise not be able to afford quality higher education. They are pursuing degrees in subjects such as business, law, engineering and economics.

The initiative aims to enable these young people to get better jobs and so lift themselves and their families out of the cycle of poverty.

The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson said:

Education is the single most important factor that can transform Pakistan’s future. This is a chance to help remove financial barriers and provide these bright young minds with the opportunity to pursue their dreams and build a future free of poverty.

If well educated, Pakistan’s burgeoning youth population offers a vast mine of talent and productivity, which will help bring prosperity and stability, fuelling Pakistan’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

This investment will not only benefit the lives of some of the poorest but brightest students in Pakistan, but will also benefit those around them by enabling them to lift their families out of poverty and help inject some prosperity in to their community.

English: Flag of Punjab, a province of Pakista...

English: Flag of Punjab, a province of Pakistan Deutsch: Flagge von Punjab, ein Provinz in Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Sohail Naqvi, the Vice Chancellor of LUMS, said:

This initiative will change the lives of some of the most intelligent young people from underprivileged families in Pakistan. Our existing financial aid has transformed lives across Pakistan for many years now: this partnership with the UK will allow LUMS to significantly scale up this support, helping more of the youth to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

The scholarships – worth £7.1 million (1.2 billion rupees) – will help an estimated 1,000 of the brightest students from the poorest households over the next five years. The aim is for half of these to be girls. Students are awarded yearly scholarships which are renewed at the end of the academic year if they maintain a minimum level of performance during each semester.

The five-year programme will be managed by LUMS, who will select students on merit and provide financial aid on the basis of need, verified by family income and inspection of applicants’ homes.

As part of the scholarships, students are required to work in their local communities as ambassadors for LUMS, by spreading awareness about the importance of higher education, and supporting other aspiring but impoverished higher education students.

Flag map of Pakistan

Flag map of Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Across Pakistan, the UK is working closely with provincial governments and partners on ambitious plans which will benefit millions of children and improve the standard of their education. This will not only make a dramatic difference to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged girls and boys, but will also benefit their families and communities as they get better jobs and earn more money.

Pakistan is now one of the UK’s largest recipients of development investment. As well as tackling the education emergency, other priorities for the UK include preventing thousands of women dying in childbirth by funding skilled midwives, nurses, or doctors; providing job skills training to tens of thousands of the poorest people; and giving women in deprived households small monthly cash grants to purchase essentials, such as food and medicine. This investment is dependent on continuing to secure value for money and results.

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