Premium / Analysis: DSV Panalpina – I smell fear in the market as its model becomes the benchmark

first_img Reset Your Password It’s unsurprising that in today’s remarks contained in the debut interims of DSV Panalpina, chief executive Jens Bjørn Andersen noted that “the closing of the Panalpina transaction on 19 August was the all-important event in Q3?.In fairness, that was the only unsurprising bit.Details The narrative has changed somewhat from the second quarter, when the benchmark deal had just closed, and it couldn’t be any different after the sealing of the most expensive, sizeable transaction in human memory for a freight forwarder bought out at … << Go back Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email* Forgotten your password? Please click here Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER By Alessandro Pasetti 01/11/2019 Password* LOGIN Email* Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Resetlast_img read more

Vine Deloria Jr., Renowned Author And American Indian Leader, Dies At 72

first_img Published: Nov. 13, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Former University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Vine Deloria. Jr., author of “Custer Died for Your Sins” and an extraordinarily influential American Indian leader, died Sunday, according to colleagues and friends. He was 72. “Vine was a great leader and writer, probably the most influential American Indian of the past century — one of the most influential Americans, period,” said Distinguished Professor Charles Wilkinson of the CU-Boulder School of Law, a renowned expert on American Indian law. “He was also a wonderful human being, brilliant, bitingly funny and profoundly warm and compassionate, always willing to lend a hand or lift a spirit.” “Vine Deloria was the most important American Indian intellectual, writer, speaker and man of action,” said CU-Boulder Professor Patricia Nelson Limerick, a nationally renowned historian of the American West. “If they gave a Nobel Prize for advocacy of indigenous people’s rights, he would get it first.” Deloria earned a law degree at CU-Boulder in 1970 and taught at CU-Boulder from 1990 until 2000. He was affiliated with the departments of history, ethnic studies, religious studies, political science and the law school. “He was a respected scholar, a fine gentleman and during the time he was in this department he contributed greatly to our development as a discipline,” said Adjunct Associate Professor Albert Ramirez, chair of the ethnic studies department. “We will miss him greatly.” Limerick recalled bringing Deloria in as a guest speaker to a capstone course for CU-Boulder history majors on “Colonialism and Imperialism in Africa, the Middle East and the American West.” She said the class, in which Deloria described to the students his involvement in the campaign to reclaim American Indian’s rights, was “one of the best things to ever happen on this campus. “Did I kick myself for not taping that class? Yes,” said Limerick. “Am I kicking myself even more today? Yes. “I know a lot of remarkably productive thinkers and writers, but the extended, productive achievement of Deloria was breathtaking. Writing for scholarly and popular audiences, seeking out the full scope of documents of Indian treaties and agreements, speaking in the most dynamic and engaging manner, and drawing on extraordinary skills in political negotiation and litigation: such a package of expertise and skills probably is not going to hit the planet again.” Deloria was the author of more than 20 books, including “God is Red,” “We Talk, You Listen,” “American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century” and “Singing for a Spirit.” ” ‘Custer Died for Your Sins’ is perhaps the single most influential book ever written on Indian affairs,” Wilkinson said in 2002. “At once fiery and humorous, uplifting and sharply critical, ‘Custer’ received a broad readership nationally and lived up to its pointed subtitle, ‘An Indian Manifesto.’ ” Born into a distinguished Yankton Sioux family, Deloria served in the Marines and then graduated from Iowa State University and earned a master’s degree in theology from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and a law degree from CU-Boulder. He taught at the University of Arizona from 1978 to 1990 before joining the CU-Boulder faculty. In 1964 he became executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, the largest intertribal organization. “This was a crucial era for Indian people,” Wilkinson said. “They faced desperate economic conditions, political and religious repression on the reservations, and the infamous termination policy of Congress. “Deloria plunged into his new job, writing op-ed articles, giving inspiration to Indian country, building coalitions, and, on Capitol Hill, fighting confiscatory bills and proposing reform measures. His leadership at NCAI and in the ensuing years marked a turning point in Indian policy.” In 2002, Deloria received the Wallace Stegner Award, the highest honor presented by the CU-Boulder Center of the American West. The inscription on Deloria’s award, given to people who have made a sustained contribution to the cultural identity of the West, read as follows: “Always grounded in the stories told by the plains and ridges of your Sioux homeland, and guided by your vision of a vibrant tribal sovereignty, you have become a hero for the ages in Indian country and far beyond, you have changed the West and the world through your activism during the termination crisis, your spirited leadership ever since, your vast and influential writings, and your encompassing mind and matchless courage.” Memorial arrangements were pending. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to the Vine Deloria Scholarship Fund, c/o The American Indian Scholarship Fund, Attn: Rick Williams, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221.last_img read more

Ke’Vion Mitchell, Bella Pucci and the Starting Five

first_imgAUSTIN BROWN 6-foot-4-inch Sr. F Greece Athena Trojans (Monroe County Division III) — Rugged interior player who has developed as a perimeter threat; Brown is a tough assignment to keep off the glass, equipped with strong hands and quick feet he routinely resists first block-out attempts when the ball is in the air, sound instincts in understanding the path of the ball combined with quick twitch movements help Brown regularly win 50-50 battles in the paint; he can score from behind the 3-point arc, but defenses must account for him in the mid-range, confident with catch-and shoot in the 15-17′ range; versatile defender, he matches up well with bigs in the post, at the same time can step out and contain smaller guards off the dribble; his best basketball is ahead of him. Coach’s insights: “He’s got great length and athleticism and you have to know where he is. He’s a good 3-point shooter.” Bob Nally/Pittsford Mendon Ke’Vion Mitchell, Bella Pucci and the Starting Five KE’VION MITCHELL 5-foot-11-inch Sr. G School of the Arts Silverhawks (Rochester City Athletic Conference) — A dynamic offensive threat, Mitchell has to be accounted for at all times on the court; he is his best in the open court where he makes high-level decisions with the ball, he can finish in traffic, at the same time possesses the speed and composure to get ahead of defenses and finish, he has added consistency from behind the 3-point arc that creates space for himself and teammates; an aggressive defensive player, he dictates to opposing ballhandlers and anticipates well and gets into passing lanes. Coach’s insights: “Ke’Vion has many attributes that make him a tough guard: lefty, good handle, changes speeds well, range with his 3 and most importantly he stays on balance. On defense, he is aggressive and sets the tone for SOTA’s pressure. At some point, everyone who you watch play basketball will remind you of a famous player. Ke’Vion over the years reminds me of Nick VanExel. Maybe it is the lefty thing, both streaky shooters, both great handle.” Matt McCormick/Monroe High CLINIQUE JACKSON 6-foot-1-inch Sr. G East High Eagles (Rochester City Athletic Conference) — Strong and durable Jackson is a multifaceted guard; possessing a stable center of gravity he is as difficult as any player in Section V to knock off the ball, is at his best in traffic but that is not to suggest that he is ineffective in the open court, sees the floor well and understands how to deliver the ball to teammates in spots where they can convert; underrated defender, nobody tougher in Section V when it comes to winning a 50-50 ball, he blows up passing lanes with his athleticism and anticipation; can finish with either hand at the rim; just scratching the surface of his ability. Coach’s insights: “He has a high motor and is aggressive, never gives up on a play. He is the catalyst for their pressure defense, a total team player. If Clinique played for another team, he could easily average 18-plus points per game.” Reggie Simmons/Edison Tech. Connect on Linked in BELLA PUCCI 5-foot-9-inch So. G Fairport Red Raiders (Monroe County Division I) — A multi-faceted guard who possesses perhaps the best balance of hands in Section V; Pucci never looks like the game is too fast for her, she is well within her range two feet behind the 3-point arc, she can go right or go left, step into a shot and finish, she understands how to make reads in ball-screen situations and needs just the slightest amount of space to execute; a responsible defender, she moves well when the ball is in flight so that she is in spot take away potential opportunities for an opponent; frequently runs down long rebounds. Coach’s insights: “She’s a very strong ballhandler with both hands. She provides multiple problems for opposing teams because she can beat you off the dribble and hit the open shot.” Kurt Graupman/Hilton L-R: Bella Pucci, Ke’Vion Mitchell, Adam Williams, Teagan Kamm, Clinique Jackson and Austin Brown. (Photo contributions: KELLY ZIMMERMAN and MIKE GENTILE)By PAUL GOTHAMSurveying some of the top performers in Section V from the past week (February 14-20). Continuing from past weeks, this includes the first player off the bench and comments from opposing coaches. Print This Post Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. TEAGAN KAMM 6-foot-1-inch Jr. C Honeoye Falls-Lima Cougars (Monroe County Division IV) — Active interior player with a versatile game; has more career rebounds (705) than points (667), it is easy to see that Kamm’s strength is her ability to stay in motion while the ball is in the air (and that is not to suggest she can’t finish), smooth and agile with advanced footwork she understands how to maintain possession after securing the ball; can finish with either hand at the rim and has to be defended 15-17′ feet from the basket where she is effective in catch-and-shoot situations; footwork is an asset also on the defensive end of the floor where she is effective in defending before the opponent receives the ball. Coach’s insights: “Teagan has really grown her game this year. Defensively, she impacts the game with her ability to block and change shots. Offensively, she has a nice touch around the rim and runs the floor well creating opportunities for herself and teammates in transition.” center_img By Paul Gotham on March 1, 2021No Comment Follow on Facebook Add to Google+ Ke’Vion Mitchell, Bella Pucci and the Starting Five added by Paul Gotham on March 1, 2021View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceUndoBabbelStart Speaking a Language in 3 Weeks – All You Need Is Your PhoneBabbelUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Share on Facebook Subscribe by Email ADAM WILLIAMS 6-foot-4-inch Sr. G/F Gates-Chili Spartans (Monroe County Division I) — Key contributor to an undefeated Gates team he is a dynamic performer who has made the transition from interior to perimeter player; Williams recently reached the career 1,000-point plateau, not to be overlooked is that he has continued to produce while making the adjustment from catching the ball with his back to the basket early in his career and now as a catch-and face player, he can convert behind the 3-point arc, but his work in the mid-range separates him from others, physically gifted it is difficult to keep him from what he wants; an imposing defensive player, he is a disruption to smaller guards who can’t see past him, at the same time his quick footwork allows him to deny in the post, combine that with the ability to elevates quickly and he has an impressive skill set; a tireless rebounder, his high motor is a nuisance to opponents who can’t keep him off the glass. Coach’s insights: “Adam is a tough matchup. He can score at all three levels with his combination of size and athleticism. Not surprised at all of his and the team’s success.” Chris Reed/Rush-Henrietta This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Michigan governor extends state emergency order despite protest and Trump tweet

first_imgBill Pugliano/Getty ImagesBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(LANSING, Mich.) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pushed forward with her state’s emergency order late Thursday despite opposition from state leaders, protesters who rallied inside the State Capitol and the president.Whitmer signed a series of executive orders hours before the state of emergency was set to expire on April 30 and extended it to May 28, citing the growing number of cases and deaths in the state from the disease. The Democratic governor said that in some counties in western and northern Michigan, cases are doubling every six days or faster.“By refusing to extend the emergency and disaster declaration, Republican lawmakers are putting their heads in the sand and putting more lives and livelihoods at risk. I’m not going to let that happen,” she said in a statement.As of Friday, the state had 41,379 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,789 deaths, according to data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Wayne County, Michigan, is the fourth-highest county of deaths in the nation with 1,782 coronavirus-related fatalities, according to the data.The Republican-controlled State Legislature voted along party lines Thursday not to extend her initial order, citing the costs on the economy. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey acknowledged the pandemic’s toll on the state but argued that decisions on handling the virus shouldn’t be made by one person.“The end of the governor’s emergency declaration means we return to a system of checks and balances that ensures all voices are heard. It also means the legislature must vote to ensure continuity of other necessary changes made via executive order,” he said during the hearing.The vote came after 400 to 700 protesters, some of whom were armed and allegedly part of militias, entered the State Capitol Building and crowded the halls. The protesters, some of whom were not wearing face coverings, demanded to be let into the hearing and screamed in the faces of officers who blocked them from entering the chamber.Removing the state of emergency wouldn’t lift Whitmer’s stay-at home-order, which is in effect until May 15, but would limit her emergency powers moving forward during the pandemic. President Trump tweeted Friday that some of the protesters were “very fine people” who were angry and called on the governor to talk to them.“The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire,” he tweeted.Whitmer argued that the state of emergency order is necessary to keep the public safe and vowed to veto the senate and house bills that removed the order. In her executive orders, the governor cited provisions in the state’s Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 and Emergency Management Act of 1976 which gives the governor the right to declare a state of emergency during several scenarios including “disaster, rioting, catastrophe, or similar public emergency.”Shirkey’s office didn’t immediately respond to messages for comments on the new executive orders. A Michigan judge ruled Wednesday that Whitmer’s state of emergency didn’t infringe on citizen’s constitutional rights.Whitmer acknowledged the tough economic hit the state has taken since the pandemic began, as Michigan’s unemployment rate has soared over 1 million in the last few weeks, but she cautioned that if the state reopens stores and businesses too early, it could make the entire situation worse. She called on residents and leaders to put aside their differences and work together.“We’re all in this together. Defeating COVID-19 is an all hands on deck moment for our state, and I remain hopeful that Republicans in the legislature will stop the partisan games and start working with me to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly,” she said in a statement. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New South Wales transport budget

first_imgAUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has allocated A$14·4bn towards public transport in its state budget for 2018.Maintenance of the Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity networks has been allocated A$1·5bn, and signalling and train control upgrades are in line for A$880m.Fleet procurement funding includes A$496m for the New Intercity Fleet, A$400m for new rolling stock to operate the Sydney Trains network and A$31m to continue procurement of a regional rail fleet and maintenance facility to replace the ageing XPT, Xplorer and Endeavour trains.A$132m is being put towards building an underground concourse at Sydney Central station. The government has earmarked A$1·2bn for discounted tickets, A$133m for station accessibility upgrades and A$87m for community transport services.There is A$2·4bn for completion of the first phase of Sydney’s initial metro line which is due to open next year, A$1·9bn towards the second phase, and A$3bn towards the Metro West project to build a second line.The first phase of the Parramatta light rail line is to receive A$258m, with a further A$20m budgeted for planning of the second phase. The light rail project in Newcastle, due to open next year, will receive A$110m.last_img read more

Live Blog | John Calipari at UK Media Day

first_img* “These kids are the greatest group that I’ve coached. They’re not here to just show us what they do. BUT we’re doing something that’s never been done in college basketball and trying to make it work – at Kentucky! Under this glowing light that is this. Gonna be hard. Going to be a process. Some of you will jump off the bandwagon right away.”* On autograph scandals: “I don’t sell my autographs. I could sell my autograph, just so you know,” Cal jokes. Is he worried, aware here: “There are things that go on, on other campuses that absolutely cannot go on here. They’ll make a 30 for 30 about it. We’re held to a different standard here. And that’s fine.”* “Karl is established like some of the great players that I’ve coached here. And now … Anthony, he had one question: ‘How do I make the team better?’ Which means all the ego stuff has to be out the window.”* NBA scouts at the on-campus combine were impressed with Cauley-Stein and Towns and the two they were less familiar with, Booker and Lyles. “Alex, the only thing they said: ‘Alex would never be coached the way you’re coaching him (tons of encouragement). I could sit down with him and say, ‘You have to build your own swagger.’”* On Ulis being a guy in at the end of games: “The other day, I made him shoot a free throw in front of his team in order for us to get off the court, and he made it.”* On how to let Willie be Willie and stay within the team concept: “Willie’s been fine. He’s just got to stay connected. You have to be in that circle to really lead. You don’t have to be attached at the hip, but you must be in the circle. I’m not trying to take away from his – from what he is. (But) I told him, ‘You’re painting your hair, you better play well.’”* On the value of the Bahamas to this process: “I’m going to promote: There should be two summer trips every four years. Why not? What’s the negative?” (NCAA allows one international trip per four years.)* Cal on how he tells Andrew and Aaron apart, used device: “I started saying, ‘Two, Andrew. Two, Andrew.’ ” Says he’s not opposed to playing the twins separately.* On the origin of Cal’s platoon: “As soon as the twins said, ‘We’re coming back,’ I went, ‘Oh, my gosh.’ Then I had to call the freshman parents and tell them, “I got your back.”* On Willis and Hawkins: “They also deserve to be in some kind of rotation. We’re still trying to figure that out.”* On expectations: “Last year’s experience … there were things that we went through that it took time. This year, it’s more the outside influences that’ll affect these guys and how strong they are. We play a bad game or two and things start going south, will we stay together like last year’s team?”* Cal said he asked former UK coach Joe B. Hall “How about all those people that jumped off the bandwagon? He said, ‘I hate to tell you, I did too.’ “* Cal on shoe companies: “I’ve been doing this a long time. When I first got started, my team was in Reebok. Then my team went to L.A. Gear. All I asked was, ‘Please don’t have us in the light-up shoes.’ They were very heavy, but we wore them. Then my team went to Adidas. And I’ve been with Nike. All I can tell you is, it’s not had an effect on how I did this job. But people have their opinions on it.* On if he needs a leader to emerge: “In a normal situation, you’d like to have the best player on the court (at the end). But what we’re doing right now is something that’s never been done. … Will that matter when you’re coming at them with so many guys? I absolutely don’t want one (single leader). What if he struggles? You want to have probably four different guys that can drag this team at some point or another.”* “FOX is doing a story now on how the 2010 team was a watershed year. That showed the country that what was happening, it’s changed. … Now I’m telling you, can you imagine if we do this and all 10 kids eat and we win … what do you say now? It’s an issue, now, if this works. And I’m on a mission.”* Calipari on his new hip: “I’m sleeping for the first time in … I can sleep.” * “We can do this. Is it going to be easy? No. Will there be bumps in the road? Oh, yeah. We probably are going to lose a couple … I have to be patient, too, and understand that’s going to be part of the process.”* “I’m not doing this to be a genius. I’ve never done this before. If I was worried about me, I would play seven guys. Do you know how good those seven would be? What I’m doing is what’s right for these kids. Will it change? Will it morph into something else? Probably will. This is the best solution I could come up with. I wracked my brain.”* Calipari on Michigan State coach Tom Izzo joking that in saying the on-campus combine wasn’t recruiting, he was like Pinnochio, could hang 10,000 shirts on his nose: “I don’t need my nose to grow to hold 10,000 shirts. But it was done for the players.”* “Do you play Karl and Willie together? We have not done that yet? But we got a lot of things to try.” Cal says coaching friends say he has to play five or six guys to be successful, “so we’re going to do that,” just times two.* Reaction to being preseason No. 1? “Not really. We may have been ranked No. 1 when we lost in the first round of the NIT. And we may not have been No. 1 when we won the national title. Where were we ranked last year? And we almost fell off the face of the earth. It has no bearing on what we’re about to try to undertake.”* Calipari gets to a big talking point he came prepared to share: “Let me just say this about the two-platooning – and this is not my political affiliation, but this is not communism. If two guys separate themselves and need to get more minutes … they’ll get more minutes. But we’re going to figure that out as we go.”* In the Bahamas “they celebrated each other … and that’s what brought them together.” Calipari also notes that on that trip, UK had to bring in real, competitive teams so his group “would buy into two-platooning.” Succeeding with it against pros, “I think they’re bought in.”* On the Harrison twins: “That’s going to be the key to this,” getting them to play the way the team needs. Says the look much better and more comfortable.* Injury update on Lyles and Cauley-Stein: “Trey is probably about 90-some percent. Willie is healthy and ready to go.”* On vets Poythress and WCS: “The greatest thing is they’re on a team that pushes them as they push the team. There’s not going to be anything easy.”* Practices are highly competitive. “There’s no easy baskets. You’re not getting layups. But we’ve got a lot of learning to do. I’m still not convinced what the different groups will looks like. … At the end of the day, I’m coaching two teams. All my mentors … say the best teams they coached, they played six guys. The best teams that I’ve coached, I’ve played six guys. So I’m doing it twice now. I’m coaching these guys together. And I’m coaching two different teams. I’ve asked to be paid twice.”* “To score against this team” because of UK’s length “you have to beat us in transition (and) hit a lot of threes.”* On Lyles: “He’s got that dog in him. He’s bringing it. When he comes at you, he’s coming at you. He’s a smooth player who can shoot — and he’s 6-10.”We’ll be live-blogging John Calipari’s appearance at Kentucky basketball media day, starting at 1:30 p.m. We’ll hit the highlights of what he has to say about his newly-minted No. 1-ranked Wildcats. You can also follow along by watching the embedded live stream.* For instant updates on the Wildcats, follow me on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Email me at [email protected]last_img read more

Xavi Tells FIFA To Ditch World Cup Plans

first_imgEx-Spain international Xavi Hernandez has told FIFA to ditch their plans to increase the number of teams at Qatar 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48.The 2026 World Cup to be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada will however feature 48 teams, but FIFA President Gianni Infantino proposed last week the increment of teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.Barcelona legend Xavi, and World Cup winner with Spain in 2010 however said 48 teams would not be the right option for 2022.“It’s too much and too long. Imagine 48 teams in Qatar, it will not be good in my opinion,” he told reporters on Monday.“It’s still for the organisers to decide, but for now Qatar is doing everything to prepare for 32 teams and it will be difficult to change it for more teams. Also, it’s good for football to have 32. That’s more than enough.”The proposal would be put to a vote at the FIFA Congress in Paris on June 5 should an agreement be made with the Qatari organizers to increase the number of teams.Relatedlast_img read more

FBI is not involved in Seth Rich case, officials say

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — FBI and other law enforcement officials are privately knocking down a conspiracy theory Monday, fueled by conservative commentators on Fox News, that seeks to divert attention from Russia’s involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee last year by suggesting a DNC staffer was murdered to cover up his involvement in passing the information to WikiLeaks.According to officials with knowledge of the matter, the FBI is not investigating the unsolved murder of Seth Rich last year in what agents have determined was “a possible attempted robbery” gone wrong. Asked about the possible connection between Rich and WikiLeaks, one official told ABC News that “the only place I’ve seen that is through the conspiracy theories online.”The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., continues to investigate his death as a homicide.On July 10, 2016, the 27-year-old voter outreach coordinator was shot multiple times near his home in Washington, D.C., a few weeks before WikiLeaks published thousands of hacked emails from several DNC staff members.Investigators determined that Rich had been the victim of an attempted robbery, but theories to the contrary first took hold when WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggested Rich might have had a role, and WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for information about his murder.“Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material, and often very significant risk,” Assange said in an interview with the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur. “There’s a 27-year-old who works for the DNC, who was shot in the back, murdered.”When pressed to explain his suggestion, Assange refused to identify Rich as a source, saying “we don’t comment on who our sources are.”The theory resurfaced last week when a private investigator named Rod Wheeler who claimed to have been hired by the Rich family told Fox 5 DC that his sources within the FBI had told him that there was evidence suggesting Rich had contacted WikiLeaks before his death. He repeated the story in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity the following day.“There was a federal investigator that was involved with the inside, a person that is very credible,” Wheeler told Hannity. “Very credible, and he said he laid eyes on that computer and he laid eyes on the case file. And he came across very credible. When you look at that with the totality of everything else that I found in this case, it’s very consistent for a person with my experience to begin to think, ‘Well, perhaps there were some email communications between Seth [Rich] and WikiLeaks.’”Wheeler’s story changed in subsequent statements to other media outlets, prompting the local station to attach an editor’s note to its original story, acknowledging that Wheeler has “backtracked” on his claim that his information came from FBI sources.That didn’t stop former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, however, from spreading the conspiracy theory in an appearance on Fox News Sunday a few days later.“At the same time we have this very strange story now of this young man who worked for the Democratic National Committee who apparently was assassinated at 4:00 in the morning having given WikiLeaks something like 23,000, I’m sorry, 53,000 emails and 17,000 attachments,” Gingrich said. “Nobody is investigating that, and what does that tell you about what was going on, because it turns out it wasn’t the Russians, it was this young guy who I suspect was disgusted by the corruption of the Democratic National Committee. He’s been killed and apparently nothing serious has been done to investigate his murder.”The family, meanwhile, has sent Wheeler a cease and desist letter, and Brad Bauman, a family spokesperson, told ABC News that this latest report is just further proof of what the family already knows.“So much of the conspiracy theory has been dependent on the allegation of federal investigators being involved, and the fact that the FBI has not and never had been involved with this investigation is critical to understanding just how false these conspiracy theories are,” Bauman said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Jennifer McMahon’s ‘The Invited’ is a powerful novel

first_img“The Invited: a Novel” (Doubleday), by Jennifer McMahonJennifer McMahon again proves that the modern ghost story is more than things that go bump in the night. It hinges on reality, slowly building to a terror that seems real and sometimes personal, as it does in McMahon’s highly entertaining “The Invited.”This cover image released by Doubleday shows “The Invited,” a novel by Jennifer McMahon. (Doubleday via AP)McMahon’s powerful novel supplies a plethora of frights that emerge from believable characters trying to navigate normal lives.Helen and Nate Wetherell have good jobs at an elite private school in Connecticut. He teaches science, she teaches history. They live in a nice condo and try not to live outside their means. But Helen’s ennui is palatable — vanishing only when she volunteers in a “living museum” that recreates life in the mid-1800s for visitors. While happily married, the couple’s life seems set in stone until Helen inherits a large sum of money when her father dies.The opportunity to change their lives is irresistible. They buy 44 heavily wooded acres just outside the small rural village in Vermont on which the avid do-it-yourselfers plan to build their dream home. That the land is believed to be haunted by Hattie Breckenridge who was hanged as a witch on the property in 1924 is a kind of a bonus, especially appealing to the historian in Helen. She doesn’t believe in ghosts, but she does believe in history.Helen may have to rethink her views when strange things happen at the dilapidated trailer on the land where they are staying. Eerie packages are left on the doorstep; items such as cellphones, wallets and money disappear, and what looks like Hattie’s ghost hovers over the land’s bog. These supposedly supernatural happenings may be a way of scaring away the couple because legend has it that Hattie buried treasure on the land. One of the locals who most wants the couple gone is their 14-year-old neighbor, Olive Kissner, whose mother promised to find the treasure before the woman supposedly ran away.McMahon keeps “The Invited” grounded in reality, even when spirits supposedly hover over the land. The Wetherells’ relationship is well designed with the building of their house serving as a metaphor for their marriage — with some construction going smoothly, collapsing at other times. Helen’s embracing their new home’s myths is nicely balanced by Nate’s skepticism. And McMahon doesn’t forget the little details of life. A ghost spotting pales when planning a household budget, especially when you’ve quit your job.last_img read more

Estimated 41 people died after Liverpool v Atletico

first_img Upd. on 25/05/2020 at 13:26 CEST The game went ahead before lockdown restrictions coming in, despite a huge outbreak of the virus in Madrid. Around 3,000 Atletico fans went to the game. The Sunday Times reported that Edge Health’s analysis showed 41 extra deaths happened around 25-35 days after the game. A study of NHS data suggests that Liverpool’s Champions League last 16 clash with Atletico Madrid in March led to ’41 additional deaths’ in the coronavirus health crisis. IN SPORT.ES Estiman que el Liverpool-Atlético de Madrid provocó 41 muertes Britain also has the worst record in Europe for coronavirus deaths, with shambolic prime minister Boris Johnson doing a pitiful job at the helm of the country. SPORT.es 24/05/2020last_img read more