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  • Watch: Warehouse With 900 Tonnes of Recycled Lithium Car Batteries Bursts Into Flames

    02/18/2024 9:30:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/18/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    A massive fire broke out at a French industrial site used for recycling hybrid and electric car batteries on Saturday, sending thick clouds of smoke into the air. The town of Viviez in the department of Aveyron in Southern France was shrouded by black clouds of smoke after a fire broke out at a warehouse used to hold hybrid and electric car lithium batteries. Overall, the site held an estimated 900 tonnes of lithium batteries, however, officials claimed that the cause of the fire has still not been determined, Le Figaro reports.
  • France will deploy 40,000 police officers to quell violence that followed deadly police shooting

    06/29/2023 5:34:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2023 | BY SYLVIE CORBET AND ALEX TURNBULL
    NANTERRE, France (AP) — A French police officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old driver will be investigated for voluntary homicide, following two days of fires and violent protests that injured scores of officers, officials said Thursday. Some 40,000 police officers will be deployed overnight to quell violence that engulfed cities and towns in the wake of the shooting. The killing of 17-year-old Nahel during a traffic check Tuesday, captured on video, shocked the country and stirred up long-simmering tensions between young people and police in housing projects and other disadvantaged neighborhoods around France. Protesters set cars and public buildings...
  • SoFi sues over student-loan pause to force borrowers to resume making payments

    03/08/2023 8:19:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 8, 2023 | By Jillian Berman
    Some 40 million people have had their student-debt payments paused because the government thinks they need the help. But one big financial technology company, which refinances student loans, disapproves of the public policy and wants the payments resumed immediately to help its bottom line. SoFi Technologies, a financial technology company involved in the student loan refinancing business, is suing the Department of Education over the student loan payment pause. In a suit filed in federal court late last week, the company alleges that the latest extension of the COVID-era pause on student loan payments, interest and collections “is unlawful on...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 208: The Race Card Played In Legislative Debate On Migrants, Protest Continues, New National Rally Leader

    11/05/2022 7:28:08 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/5/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    Even as President Emmanuel Macron's executive power was again used to push through a budget opposed by a majority of the National Assembly Macron's minority faction found an issue to distract from its heavy-handed approach to passing laws. "Racism" A debate about a migrant boat in the Mediterranean and whether France should help the migrants distracted when a National Rally member of the National Assembly, Gregoire de Fournas interrupted a speech by a LFI (Left) Deputy who is black... Meanwhile increasingly empty shelves in French supermarkets... Yellow Vests on the street in Paris Saturday afternoon... New leadership for the National...
  • Fibre optic cable sabotage causes global internet slowdown (Europe)

    10/25/2022 12:12:16 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    The Brussels Times ^ | 10/25/2022 | The Brussels Times
    A major fibre optic cable has been cut near Aix-en-Provence, France, causing a global internet connectivity slowdown, reports cybersecurity company Zscaler. Experts believe that the cable was severed in a deliberate “act of vandalism"; others have described it as “sabotage.” In the early hours of 18 October, a cable was cut at a major landing point for several undersea internet cables, causing a chain reaction of connectivity problems across Europe and further afield. Connectivity was especially disrupted on internet cable between Marseille-Lyon, Marseille-Milan, and Marseille-Barcelona. According to Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry, the vandalism caused connectivity problems across the world. “We...
  • CDC Foundation Announces Climate and Health Initiative Focused on Young People, Including $550,000 in Initial Grants

    10/18/2022 8:20:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CDC via Business Insider ^ | October 18, 2022 | CDC Press Release
    ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2022/PRNewswire/ -- While changes in the earth's climate and actions to reduce carbon emissions receive significant attention in the news cycle, people are less familiar with how the earth's changing climate is impacting health. Today, the CDC Foundation announced a new focus to bring together young people to raise awareness about the linkage between climate and health and to engage them in their communities to better prepare for the growing health impacts from climate change. "The health and mental health impacts of our changing climate are daunting, but we must not lose sight of opportunities to come...
  • Live-streaming teens crash stolen car, killing 1 and injuring 3, Texas cops say

    06/22/2022 5:42:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies ^ | June 22, 2022 | Mitchell Willetts
    A group of teenage boys were live-streaming on social media moments before a fatal crash in a stolen car, Texas police said. The four boys, ages 13 to 15, stole a 2018 Audi S5 Coupe from an Abilene home early in the morning on Wednesday, June 22, according to the Abilene Police Department. At 3:40 a.m., a “concerned parent” called 911 after seeing live video on social media taken by their son, from inside a stolen car, police said in a release. The other teens were also streaming to social media, and the parent believed they were planning to drive...
  • 'We are going nowhere': Organizer of out-of-control drug-fueled Washington Square Park raves that have turned landmark into a violent no-go zone for residents says it's his 'First Amendment right to be there' and he will NOT stop

    06/20/2021 6:23:43 PM PDT · by blueplum · 47 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 20 Jun 2021 | Adam Schrader
    The organizer of the out-of-control raves which have plagued New York's Washington Square Park has insisted that the parties will continue every night through the summer, and says that it is his constitutional right to be there despite violent crime that has turned park into a no-go zone for locals. Hundreds of people returned to the park again on Saturday night for another rave, just 24 hours after a woman was trampled by terrified crowds trying to flee a man armed with a large knife and a taser. It is the latest in a series of nightly parties thrown in...
  • 2nd teen dies in shooting at Sacramento mall on Black Friday

    11/28/2020 10:55:39 AM PST · by rintintin · 50 replies
    KTLA ^ | Nov 28 2020 | KTLA
    A second teenager has died in a Black Friday shooting at the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento. One victim, a 19-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the mall, according to the Sacramento Fire Department. The other shooting victim, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to a trauma hospital and later died from his injuries, Sacramento Police Department officials said Saturday. The victims’ identities have not been released. Sacramento Police Officer Karl Chan says officers received reports of the shooting around 6:10 p.m., KTLA sister station KTXL reported. By the time officers arrived at the mall, the shooter was already gone, police...
  • One dead, 20 others wounded after mass shooting at cookout in Southeast DC

    08/09/2020 9:45:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 117 replies
    FOX5 ^ | August 9, 2020
    WASHINGTON - A teenage boy is dead and a D.C. police officer is struggling for her life after a mass shooting at a cookout early Sunday in Southeast D.C. There were 21 victims in total wounded at the scene, police say. Neighbors described chaos after shots rang out at the party around 12:20 a.m. in the 3300 block of Dubois Place, Southeast. 17-year-old Christopher "Poppy" Brown later died at a nearby hospital. Firefighters at the scene told FOX 5 they transported nine other victims to hospitals. Other victims walked themselves to hospitals or fire stations for treatment. Police placed more...
  • Washington DC police officer 'fighting for her life' after shooting kills teen, injures 20

    08/09/2020 12:58:07 PM PDT · by libstripper · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 9, 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    Gunfire erupted at outdoor cookout that drew hundreds of people. A Washington, D.C. police officer is "fighting for her life" after being wounded early Sunday in a shootout that killed a teenager and sent many people to the hospital, Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a press conference.
  • BREAKING: 3 ‘Teens’ Armed With an AK-47 Jump Fence at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Property

    08/05/2020 4:59:55 PM PDT · by rxsid · 89 replies ^ | 08.05.2020 | GABRIEL KEANE
    BREAKING: 3 ‘Teens’ Armed With an AK-47 Jump Fence at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago PropertyTrespassers later claimed they "found" the AK-47 and did not know Mar-a-Lago belonged to TrumpPolice in Palm beach, Florida confirmed Wednesday that three “teens” were taken into custody after scaling the fence surrounding President Donald Trump’s property at the Mar-a-Lago Club around mignight on Friday July 31.Local NBC affiliate WPTV reports that police confirmed the “teens” were seen loitering in a silver Hyundai automobile “parked in the 300 block of Middle Road.” When police approached the vehicle, the occupants took off and fled. The criminals, armed with a...
  • Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used......

    03/18/2020 1:43:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 61 replies
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young urged residents to put down their guns and heed orders to stay home after multiple people were shot Tuesday night amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Young said hospital beds are needed to treat positive COVID-19 patients and not for senseless violence. Seven people were shot Tuesday night in the Madison Park neighborhood, as Baltimore reported its fifth positive coronavirus case Wednesday. “I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently,” Young said. “We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime.”
  • Vandalism Spikes as Students Prepare to Leave Campus

    03/17/2020 5:07:54 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies
    The Middlebury Campus ^ | March 15, 2020 | Riley Board
    Faced with the sudden reality that their semesters would likely be ending, many Middlebury students spent their nights before the mandatory Covid-19-related evacuation partying, drinking and vandalizing the campus and town in abundance. Damage has included broken glass, stolen signs, strewn garbage, smashed furniture and windows, and items thrown into trees. Facilities staff are spending the weekend cleaning up messes across campus...
  • Breaking: 14-Year-Old Suspect in Murder of Barnard Freshman On The Run After Jumping Out of Car

    12/17/2019 10:30:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | Dec 17, 2019 | Staff
    Barnard freshman Tessa Majors was stabbed to death a few days ago in a park near her college campus. The tragic crime happened on the steps of a park where Majors encountered three young teens who attend a middle school nearby: The New York Post reported that Tessa Majors, 18, was discovered by a school security guard inside Morningside Park near West 116th Street and Morningside Drive around 5:30 p.m. She had been beaten and stabbed by a group of three or four men at the base of some stairs. Majors was taken to the local hospital but didn’t make...
  • France says U.S. proposal on international tax reform unacceptable

    12/06/2019 9:08:47 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 6, 2019 | Leigh Thomas; Editing by Catherine Evans
    France rejects a U.S. proposal this week that would let companies opt out of a proposed international tax reform, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday, urging Washington to negotiate in good faith. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin raised serious questions about OECD international tax reform proposals in a letter made public on Wednesday, jarring international officials by floating the idea of a "safe harbor regime". Le Maire said that would mean U.S. companies could opt in or out as they pleased, which he said would be unacceptable to France and other OECD countries. He urged Washington therefore to...
  • When a woman's car broke down, these teens pushed it five miles to her home

    07/19/2019 11:13:53 AM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | July 19, 2019 | Gabriel Kinder
    A late-night run to the donut shop turned into a roadside rescue for three teens living near Niagara Falls. It ended with them pushing a stranded stranger's car for hours and inspiring others on Facebook. Aeron McQuillin, 18, Bailey Campbell, 17, and Billy Tarbett, 15, were on their way to a Tim Hortons donut shop in Fonthill, Ontario, when they spotted a woman on the side of the road with smoke coming out of her car. They quickly diagnosed the problem as a leak that allowed the engine coolant and oil to mix. They also determined the car was too...
  • Roving crowd of young adults damage multiple police cars in North Philadelphia

    07/02/2019 9:18:34 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Philadelphia police were called Sunday night to break up an enormous, roving crowd of teens and young adults in North Philadelphia.
  • Teresa May blocked asylum for Asia Bibi over Home Secretary’s objection, to appease Muslims

    11/25/2018 12:53:33 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOV 25, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    If there are any free people in Britain in future generations, they will curse the name of Theresa May, whose misrule is rapidly leading the nation to ruin. She won’t let in Asia Bibi, for fear that Muslims will be angry. So it is clear who is in charge in Britain now. The British government routinely bans foes of jihad terror and critics of Islam, while letting in jihadis. The Home Office recently banned Martin Sellner, Brittany Pettibone, Lauren Southern and Lutz Bachmann from entering, all for the crime of opposing jihad terror and Sharia oppression, and thereby made it...
  • Why young Germans are feeling gloomy about their country

    10/07/2018 5:56:41 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 Sep 2018 | Emily Schultheis
    The German economy is booming. Unemployment is at a near-record low. In Europe and around the world, the country is seen as a beacon of wealth and efficiency. So why are these prosperous young Germans so doggedly pessimistic about their future? Peter Matuschek, chief political analyst at the German polling institute Forsa, says that while Germans tend to be content with their own lives, they feel less at ease with the direction the country is taking. And while the assumption may be that this is a phenomenon among older Germans, it’s also very much affecting the younger generation. Mirroring the...