100 arrested after mass looting in Chicago

Chicago police exchanged gunfire with looters and arrested more than 100 people after crowds swarmed Chicago’s luxury commercial district early Monday, looting stores, smashing windows and clashing with officers for hours, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said. Brown called the outbreak “pure criminality,” and Mayor Lori Lightfoot sought to distance the incident from the “righteous … Read more 100 arrested after mass looting in Chicago

People in Hong Kong SAR support mass testing for COVID-19

Is mass testing for COVID-19 in Hong Kong SAR necessary? Business leaders and politicians in Hong Kong answer. “Hong Kong has never experienced such an epidemic since its opening as a commercial port,” said Irons Sze, a businessman who is a deputy to the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislature. “The support from the … Read more People in Hong Kong SAR support mass testing for COVID-19

Ambulances Arrive at Air India Plane Crash

At least 16 people are dead after an Air India Express plane carrying 190 passengers and crew skidded off the runway and broke apart while attempting to land in southern India. The Boeing Co. 737 operating as Flight 1344 from Dubai came to rest in a valley near a hilltop airport in Kozhikode, India. The … Read more Ambulances Arrive at Air India Plane Crash

CMBS Pioneer Says Industry Bailout Bill ‘Doesn’t Make Any Sense’

Aug.06 — MREC Management founder and Chief Investment Officer Ethan Penner says a proposed federal bailout for the commercial mortgage-backed securities market that favors specific borrowers “doesn’t make any sense at all.” He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.”

Linkage of Counterterrorism and transnational organized crime – Security Council (6 August 2020)

Security Council meeting to address linkages between terrorism & organized crime. Challenges, lessons learned, good practices & need to support UN entities fighting these threats. Linkages between terrorism and organized crime are a growing threat facing the international community. There are increasing concerns that terrorists can benefit from organized crime, whether domestic or transnational, through, among … Read more Linkage of Counterterrorism and transnational organized crime – Security Council (6 August 2020)

Man jailed after high speed chase and string of burglaries

Police pursue Patrick Jones and others along the A500 in what one officer described as one of the worst cases of dangerous driving he had witnessed – following a series of commercial premises burglaries in Wiltshire. Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper … Read more Man jailed after high speed chase and string of burglaries

Beirut Blast: France’s Macron Visits Lebanon Promising Aid Yet Urging Reform

France’s President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Lebanon on Thursday with a message of solidarity for a country reeling from a devastating explosion, but warned that the country must reform its corrupt ways. Macron said he wants to quickly organize a conference to raise funds for the former French protectorate, while pointedly noting that international assistance “will go … Read more Beirut Blast: France’s Macron Visits Lebanon Promising Aid Yet Urging Reform

Beirut explosion: At least 135 people dead and 5,000 injured

A warning: there are distressing images right from the start of this report. The famously resilient soul of Beirut trampled unmercilessly once more. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Amongst the rubble and twisted steel the need for accountability: port officials where the chemicals were stored have been put under house arrest and the country, which has seen its … Read more Beirut explosion: At least 135 people dead and 5,000 injured

Beirut: Hundreds Dead as Cleanup Efforts Begin on the Ground

Army personnel and rescue workers sifted through mountains of rubble from a massive explosion that flattened Lebanon’s main port, looking for survivors from a blast that roared through the capital, Beirut, killing at least 100 people and wounding thousands more. As authorities pieced together the chain of events leading up to the tragedy, TV network … Read more Beirut: Hundreds Dead as Cleanup Efforts Begin on the Ground

Made in Africa: Revitalizing Madagascar’s vanilla

Madagascar produces nearly 80 percent of the world’s commercial vanilla. The price for the extraction of first-grade vanilla beans from the island hit 600 US. dollars per kilogram in 2018. This increase is due to a number of factors, including vanilla bean theft and extreme weather changes. We traveled to Madagascar’s Sava region and met … Read more Made in Africa: Revitalizing Madagascar’s vanilla

Imagination Vacations Commercial

Jimmy shares a commercial he saw for a company called Imagination Vacations that puts a unique spin on vacations during the coronavirus pandemic. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Stream now on Peacock: https://bit.ly/3gZJaNy Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get more The … Read more Imagination Vacations Commercial

Hungary’s PM Orban Nears Full Control of National Media

Prime Minister Viktor Orban moved closer to gaining near-total control of Hungarian media after the country’s most influential news website imploded. More than 70 journalists at Index quit on Friday 24 July, two days after the publisher fired the editor-in-chief, with resigning staff citing “overt pressure” that they said jeopardized editorial independence. Their departure likely marks … Read more Hungary’s PM Orban Nears Full Control of National Media

SpaceX and NASA Crew Make First Splashdown in 45 Years

NASA completed a triumphant return to U.S. space travel as SpaceX’s Dragon capsule plopped into the Gulf of Mexico with two astronauts, successfully concluding the company’s first crewed test flight to the International Space Station. The spacecraft splashed down at about 2:48 p.m. Eastern time Sunday near Pensacola, Florida. A SpaceX vessel hoisted the vehicle … Read more SpaceX and NASA Crew Make First Splashdown in 45 Years

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico

Two NASA astronauts are back on Earth, splashing down off the coast of the US state of Florida. The mission was led by the private company Space X. This is the first time this type of operation has been carried out on a commercial spacecraft, and now more companies could follow. Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez-Hodoyan … Read more SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico