united states – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 16:06:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thistuesday.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png united states – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ 32 32 Air alert declared in Ukrainian capital as fighting continues https://thistuesday.org/air-alert-declared-in-ukrainian-capital-as-fighting-continues/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 05:48:45 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/air-alert-declared-in-ukrainian-capital-as-fighting-continues/ Russia continues to bomb Ukrainian sites on the 14th day of the war as Western nations step up pressure on Moscow and tens of thousands of people leave villages and towns to escape death and food shortages. Russian forces have seen their advances halted in some areas, notably around Kiev, the capital. (AFP) Wednesday, March […]]]>

Russia continues to bomb Ukrainian sites on the 14th day of the war as Western nations step up pressure on Moscow and tens of thousands of people leave villages and towns to escape death and food shortages.

Russian forces have seen their advances halted in some areas, notably around Kiev, the capital. (AFP)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Kyiv residents urged to visit bomb shelters

An air alert was declared in and around Kyiv, with residents urged to get to bomb shelters as quickly as possible.

“Kiev region, air alert. Threat of missile attack. Everyone immediately under cover,” regional administration chief Oleksiy Kuleba said on Telegram.

For days, as Moscow’s forces besieged Ukrainian towns, attempts to create corridors to evacuate civilians safely failed amid relentless fighting.

Russian forces have seen their advances halted in some areas, notably around the capital Kyiv, by fiercer-than-expected Ukrainian resistance

Lavrov travels to Turkey for talks with Kuleba

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is visiting Turkey where he will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, TASS news agency quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying.

Evacuation of Sumy in Ukraine continues: governor

A humanitarian corridor out of the beleaguered Ukrainian city of Sumy will continue to operate, regional governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyy said.

About 5,000 people bussed out of the northeastern city on Tuesday after Moscow and Kyiv agreed on the corridor, he said, and about 1,000 cars were also able to leave, heading to the city of Poltava.

IAEA says it has lost contact with Chernobyl nuclear data systems

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant is no longer transmitting data to the UN’s atomic watchdog, the agency said, expressing concern about personnel working under Russian guard at the Ukrainian facility.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, “reported that the remote transmission of data from safeguards monitoring systems installed at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had been lost,” the agency said in a statement. a statement.

“The Agency is reviewing the status of safeguards monitoring systems in other locations in Ukraine and will provide further information soon,” she said.

Pentagon says Polish jet offer to Ukraine ‘unsustainable’

The Pentagon rejected Poland’s surprise announcement that it would give the United States its MiG-29 fighter jets for use in Ukraine.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Poland’s statement that it intended to deliver the 28 jets to the US Ramstein Air Base in Germany raised the worrying prospect that warplanes depart from a US and NATO base to fly in contested airspace with Russia in the Ukraine conflict.

“We will continue to consult with Poland and our other NATO allies on this issue and the difficult logistical challenges it presents, but we do not believe Poland’s proposal is tenable,” Kirby said in a statement.

Hungary will not support sanctions against Russia over oil and gas imports: PM

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced that his country is against possible sanctions against Russia which would cover imports of its oil and natural gas.

Orban said Hungary condemned Russia’s launch of a war against Ukraine but would not allow Hungarian families “to be forced to pay the price of war”. Noting that the sanctions imposed on Russia affect all countries in Europe, he said the extension of sanctions to the Russian energy sector will affect Hungary “very seriously”.

Orban said Hungary buys most of its oil and natural gas from Russia and 90% of Hungarian families heat their homes with gas, adding that the Hungarian economy could not function without oil and gas.

Russian central bank limits cash withdrawals abroad

Russia’s central bank said it is limiting the amount of money citizens with foreign currency accounts can withdraw under a “temporary procedure”.

The procedure runs from March 9 to September 9, the bank said in a statement posted on its website.

Account holders can withdraw up to $10,000 in cash, and the rest of the funds must be in rubles at the market rate on the day of issue.

Russia allows Ukrainian civilians to leave major cities

Russian forces will stop firing from 10:00 a.m. Moscow time (0700 GMT) to provide humanitarian corridors for people to leave the capital Kyiv and four other cities, senior Russian officials said.

Meanwhile, the United Nations human rights office said it has verified 1,335 civilian casualties in Ukraine so far, including 474 killed and 861 injured, but the true toll is likely to be higher.

Ukraine says its forces have killed more than 11,000 Russian soldiers.

Russia has confirmed around 500 casualties.

Neither side disclosed any Ukrainian casualties.

Civilian evacuations took place on Tuesday, in particular from the city of Sumy, from where two convoys left during the day.

Evacuations also took place outside the capital Kiev.

But attempts to evacuate the port city of Mariupol have repeatedly failed in recent days, with Kyiv and Moscow blaming the other side for the failures.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian president has called for an end to the war with Russia, saying the two countries should hold talks for the good of the people.

“The war must end. We must sit down at the negotiating table – not for outdated murderous ambitions, but for the interests of the people,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video message.

Japan may quit Sakhalin energy projects to stop Russian aggression

Japanese Industry Minister Koichi Hagiuda has said Tokyo may consider pulling out of “Sakhalin projects”, referring to energy projects on Russia’s Sakhalin island, if it helps stop China’s aggression. Russia versus Ukraine.

Hagiuda made the comment during a parliamentary session.

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Source: TRTWorld and agencies

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Tuesday’s headlines: Rallies across the state support Ukraine amid invasion https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-rallies-across-the-state-support-ukraine-amid-invasion/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 13:49:14 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-rallies-across-the-state-support-ukraine-amid-invasion/ A Ukrainian peace rally is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at Charleston City Hall – it’s one of many rallies that are planned or have already taken place in response to the nation’s invasion by Russia. Meanwhile, the governor’s mansion was lit up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and US Senator Lindsey Graham […]]]>

A Ukrainian peace rally is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at Charleston City Hall – it’s one of many rallies that are planned or have already taken place in response to the nation’s invasion by Russia. Meanwhile, the governor’s mansion was lit up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and US Senator Lindsey Graham calls out to the United States increase oil production to further squeeze Russia’s assets. An expert has warned that Russian aggression could lead to higher wheat, oil and gas prices in South Carolina. Russian investments have also come under scrutiny and a report found that Russia is among the top 25 countries from which South Carolina imports goods. Continued: Post and courier, Carolina fox, PA News, WPDE

In other titles:

Trump to hold SC rally in March; McMaster to attend. Former President Donald Trump will hold a March 12 rally at Florence airport in an effort to bolster the campaigns of Republican congressional challengers State Rep. Russell Fry, R-Horry, against U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, and Katie Arrington, against the U.S. Representative. Nancy Mace. Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday he would attend Trump’s rally. McMaster was an early Trump supporter. Continued: The state

Murdaugh sues to block phone calls. Embattled former attorney Alex Murdaugh has filed a federal lawsuit against the prison where he is being held in an effort to prevent the release of his phone calls under the state’s open records law. According to an SC media lawyer, the broadcast of recorded prison phone calls appears to be legal. Continued: WCSC, The state, Post and courier

Mask mandates are disappearing in Lowcountry schools. School districts in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties are easing COVID-19 testing requirements and mask mandates. Continued: WCSC

SC’s Clyburn talks about Biden’s freshman year. Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina has been credited with helping Joe Biden win South Carolina’s 2020 Democratic primary – an early win that helped forge Biden’s path to the presidency. In this interview, Clyburn talks about Biden’s first year in office ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address. Continued: NPR/Arizona Public Radio

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US reportedly accuses financial blog Zero Hedge of posting Russian propaganda https://thistuesday.org/us-reportedly-accuses-financial-blog-zero-hedge-of-posting-russian-propaganda/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 19:22:48 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/us-reportedly-accuses-financial-blog-zero-hedge-of-posting-russian-propaganda/ Topline US intelligence officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that controversial financial website Zero Hedge had been spreading Russian propaganda, allegations the site quickly denied, as the US accuses Russia of fomenting false stories amid a military buildup near Ukraine. Head of the Zaporizhzhia State Regional Administration Oleksandr Starukh looks across the … [+] […]]]>

Topline

US intelligence officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that controversial financial website Zero Hedge had been spreading Russian propaganda, allegations the site quickly denied, as the US accuses Russia of fomenting false stories amid a military buildup near Ukraine.

Highlights

Zero Hedge reposted articles from Russian state-controlled media, amplifying them to a wider audience, unnamed intelligence officials told the AP, though they did not accuse Zero Hedge of direct links to Russia or whether the site was knowingly disseminating propaganda.

The AP noted that Zero Hedge published several articles criticizing the US stance on Ukraine that were signed by the Strategic Culture Foundation, which the Biden administration sanctioned last year for alleged election interference and publicly accused of be controlled by the Russian foreign intelligence service.

Zero Hedge denied any links to Russian intelligence and called the AP article a “bizarre hit piece” in a post on Tuesday.

Zero Hedge described the Strategic Culture Foundation as one of several outfits that provide guest posts on the site, and he said Forbes in an email, he does not “screen or editorialize our contributors or guest posters…because we believe our readers are smart enough to form their own opinion on the merits of any given article.”

Forbes contacted the Department of Defense and State Department for comment.

Key context

Russia has stationed more than 130,000 troops around Ukraine, leading US officials to warn that Russia could invade its neighbor within days. The Biden administration has sought to pre-empt any Russian action by releasing intelligence on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans, including asserting earlier this month that Russia may attempt to justify an invasion by staging a fake Ukrainian military attack on civilians. civilians in Russia or in separatist-controlled areas. from eastern Ukraine. Prior to the Ukraine border crisis, US officials routinely accused Russian-linked groups of spreading false information to an American audience. A Russia-based organization called the Internet Research Agency has been accused of using social media to influence the 2016 election in favor of former President Donald Trump, and the United States has sanctioned a Ukrainian politician and “active Russian agent in 2020 for allegedly posting false statements. on President Joe Biden.

Contra

The AP story does not cite any official source or offer definitive proof of Russia’s ties to Zero Hedge. US officials have sometimes been criticized for publishing Russia-related allegations with limited evidence: More recently, journalists criticized the State Department for failing to provide evidence of a Russian plot to stage a false Ukrainian attack.

Tangent

Zero Hedge publishes a combination of financial news – often presented with a fatalistic and fatalistic bent – ​​and right-wing political content. He has been embroiled in controversy in the past, facing allegations of publishing conspiratorial and pro-Russian allegations.

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Tuesday’s headlines – tributes to Prince Andrew’s ‘stabbing victim’ and latest sex case https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-tributes-to-prince-andrews-stabbing-victim-and-latest-sex-case/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 18:41:20 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-tributes-to-prince-andrews-stabbing-victim-and-latest-sex-case/ Good evening and welcome to Tuesday’s press briefing. Top stories on the Daily Record website include: Tributes to ‘stabbing victim’, Arthur’s TikTok siege goes viral and Prince Andrew settles on civil sex claim. Here are today’s top headlines. Read more Related Articles Read more Related Articles First photo of Cumbernauld’s ‘stabbed’ victim Chucky Ross hailed […]]]>

Good evening and welcome to Tuesday’s press briefing.

Top stories on the Daily Record website include: Tributes to ‘stabbing victim’, Arthur’s TikTok siege goes viral and Prince Andrew settles on civil sex claim.

Here are today’s top headlines.

First photo of Cumbernauld’s ‘stabbed’ victim Chucky Ross hailed ‘legend scheme’



Jamie Ross was killed in Cumbernauld on Monday

The victim of an alleged stabbing to a mall at Cumbernauld was named James ‘Chucky’ Ross.

The 27-year-old was named locally after the fatal incident in Abron Hill Shopping Center Monday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Larch Court in the town at 4.40pm to report an injured man.

James could not be saved and died shortly afterwards at a property in the street.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident and investigations are still ongoing.

READ MORE: First photo of Cumbernauld’s ‘stabbed’ victim Chucky Ross hailed ‘scheme legend’

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American tourist’s hilarious ascent of Arthur’s Seat is going viral on TikTok



Devrie Brynn left over 4.5 million viewers in stitches
Devrie Brynn left over 4.5 million viewers in stitches

An American has gone viral on Tiktok after sharing her experience trying to ride Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh .

Devrie Brynn left over 4.5 million the viewers in stitches as she tackled the famous hill on a trip to Scotland.

Slightly red in the face from the struggle, the American tourist joked that locals asked her if she was okay trying to reach the top.

She joked that she was asked by worried Scots if she was okay while struggling to rise to the top.

Mocking the accent, Devrie explains that hiking in Edinburgh is definitely not for her.

READ MORE: American tourist’s hilarious ascent of Arthur’s Seat goes viral on TikTok

Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre reach settlement over US civil claim



The prince proclaimed his innocence
The prince proclaimed his innocence

the The Duke of York and his accuser Virginia Giuffre reached an amicable settlement civil sex claim filed in the United States.

In a letter submitted to the United States District Court on Tuesday, Ms Giuffre’s attorney, David Boies, wrote jointly with Andrew’s lawyers to say the parties had “reached an agreement in principle”.

Court documents show the Duke will make a ‘substantial donation to Ms Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights.

READ MORE: Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre reach US civil sex claim settlement

Young Scottish mum-of-two dies days before her 24th birthday as tributes pour in



Carla Maria Black will be honored at a memorial event
Carla Maria Black will be honored at a memorial event

The devastated friends of a young mom are set to gather in his memory after his death a few days before his 24th birthday.

Dozen of heartfelt tributes flocked to Carla Maria Black after her sudden passing over the weekend.

The 23-year-old was hailed as a ‘girl’ who did ‘everything she could to see everyone in her life’.

READ MORE: Young Scottish mum-of-two dies days before her 24th birthday as tributes pour in

Scottish cocaine smuggling gang who brought £10m worth of drugs in ‘Belgian waffle’ trucks jailed



James Davidson and David Mullarkey
James Davidson and David Mullarkey

Four members of a serious organized The criminal group was jailed for a total of 22 years on Tuesday after police seized a shipment of high-purity cocaine worth up to £10million off the streets during a raid on the premises of a cooking business.

James Davidson, David Mullarkey, Ellis Hardy and Wayne Smith were caught with Class A drugs during the raid by detectives in the industrial estate of Hillingdon in Renfrewshire.

The drugs were smuggled in a heavy-duty truck believed to be carrying Belgian waffles and were to be transferred to a modified van for transport when they were intercepted .

READ MORE: Scottish cocaine smuggling gang who smuggled £10m worth of drugs in jailed ‘Belgian waffle’ trucks

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Tuesday Newspapers: Russian Media Silent, Dry January and Student Deal | News https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-russian-media-silent-dry-january-and-student-deal-news/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 07:32:18 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-russian-media-silent-dry-january-and-student-deal-news/ As the United States and NATO prepare for a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, Finnish newspapers explore Russian media reactions to NATO talks in Finland. Finland observed Dry January or “tipaton tammikuu” for decades, while maintaining a state monopoly on alcohol sales. Image: Petri Aaltonen / Yle 25.1. 09:32•Update 25.1. 09:53 Russia is less than […]]]>

As the United States and NATO prepare for a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, Finnish newspapers explore Russian media reactions to NATO talks in Finland.

Finland observed Dry January or “tipaton tammikuu” for decades, while maintaining a state monopoly on alcohol sales. Image: Petri Aaltonen / Yle

Russia is less than enthusiastic about the prospect of NATO expanding to its northwestern border. That said, Russian media criticized Finland and Sweden for revisiting NATO membership issue, writes Helsingin Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

While some Russian commentators said Russia’s actions were pushing Finland into the arms of NATO, others suggested Finland was not acting in a friendly manner. The media, for example, described Finland’s purchase of F-35s as a “hostile gesture towards Russia”.

State media Ria Novosti claimed Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto and prime minister Sanna Marin knowingly or unknowingly playing into the hands of the US-led alliance. A Russian defence-focused think tank published an article suggesting that “it would be better to warn the northern neighbors of what awaits them if they choose the wrong side and what they will be left with if they do it”.

Russia’s official policy towards Finland’s NATO membership has not changed in the meantime. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently said that Russia respects Finnish and Swedish sovereignty and that it is up to “their people” whether or not to join the alliance.

Will Finland join NATO? This week’s All Points North takes stock of the debate. After months of discussion and diplomacy by political leaders, Finland’s commitment to the so-called “NATO option” is clear.

Daily drinkers

With Finland in the middle of its annual month of abstinence from alcohol, tipaton tammikuu, readers of Ilta-Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun) are flocking to a story about alcohol causing liver damage sooner than people think.

As in the rest of Europe, liver disease is a growing problem in Finland, according to Kaarlo Simojoki, a substance abuse expert at the University of Helsinki.

Drinking one to three servings of alcohol with a meal on a daily basis is enough to cause cirrhosis of the liver if this habit persists for longer.

“It’s something that people don’t understand. When it comes to liver health, another thing that’s important, in addition to quantities, is whether the liver is under regular stress,” explained Simojoki.

study pays

Business magazine Talouselämä (siirryt toiseen palveluun) reports that graduating on time pays off, citing research by Kela showing that she partially repaid student loans belonging to approximately 55,000 people between 2015 and 2021 for graduating on time.

Finland’s policy of partially repaying state-funded student loans for those who complete their studies on time has led to more people taking out loans. The share of students who take out loans has increased from 55% to 63%, while the total amount of average loans has increased from around 12,000 to 14,000 euros.

Figures indicate that the state’s carrot to get people into the job market faster led to 55% of students graduating on schedule, up from 48% in 2014.

Loan repayments cover 40% of loans over €2,500.

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Covid blog updates today: price gouging on test kits https://thistuesday.org/covid-blog-updates-today-price-gouging-on-test-kits/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:15:59 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/covid-blog-updates-today-price-gouging-on-test-kits/ News updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Seattle and Washington State. According to data from the King County and Washington State Departments of Health, as of Wednesday, January 19, 2021: +4,443 new cases since Tuesday in King County. It’s -27% over the last seven days. +9 new hospitalizations since Wednesday in King County. That’s a […]]]>

News updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Seattle and Washington State.

According to data from the King County and Washington State Departments of Health, as of Wednesday, January 19, 2021:

  • +4,443 new cases since Tuesday in King County. It’s -27% over the last seven days.
  • +9 new hospitalizations since Wednesday in King County. That’s a 7% increase over the last seven days.
  • +127% increase in deaths, with five people dying every day in King County.
  • 78.2% of King County residents are fully immunized.
  • 10,230 Covid-19 deaths in Washington State; 1% mortality since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, children seem to be more vaxxed than adults in King County

Clicking on the King County Health Department’s Covid Dashboard, I noticed that a higher percentage of young people are vaccinated than all King County residents.

5+ full rounds of vax completed: 82.8%

12+ full rounds of vax completed: 86.7%

16+ full rounds of vax completed: 87.4%

Total full vax population: 78.2%

—Isolde Raftery, KUOW

Report price hike for at-home Covid tests, says Washington attorney general

As Americans scramble to get their free at-home Covid tests from the federal government, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office is urging Washingtonians to report any price hikes on test kits.

In a statement on Tuesday, the office said it had recently received complaints about Facebook ads in which sellers marketed home Covid tests for nearly triple the standard retail price.

In 2021, the Attorney General’s office responded to approximately 1,300 price gouging complaints. Also last year, a bill that would have made it illegal to inflate the prices of emergency services and goods during a state of emergency in Washington died in the Legislative Assembly.

Price gouging can be reported to the Attorney General’s Office through this online form, which also allows consumers to include photos and screenshots with their complaints.

— Liz Brazile, KUOW

Has Omicron peaked in Washington? May be.

The most recent statewide estimate is that 88,000 people are currently testing positive statewide. It’s one of the highest rates of the pandemic, but the surge may have slowed since then. Cases were down 20% in King County last week. Rates are still incredibly high, but we may be emerging from omicron’s worst grip.

The seven-day rolling average for hospitalizations is also starting to decline over the past week, but is still higher than it was during the previous statewide fall peak. It will be hard for hospitals for a few more weeks. There is no other way to say it.

It’s been a tough month for people who have lost loved ones to Covid. The death rate rose last week by 126% in King County. This means that four people die from the disease every day.

If we are not shrinking yet, we could be very soon. We get this prediction from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based at the University of Washington.

Epidemiologist Ali H. Mokdad says the peak transmission of omicron will occur in almost all countries within the next two to three weeks. South Africa, the UK and even New York City have already declined in omicron cases. Our stats are starting to look like we may have passed our omicron peak in King County.

—Paige Browning, Kim Malcolm, KUOW

Order your free Covid tests via the Post Office.

Every household in the United States can order up to four tests, the rapid type. They will be sent via the US Postal Service starting in late January. Hopefully people will get their tests within seven to 12 days of submitting an order. We’ll see if that schedule stays on track.

Filling out the form takes 30 seconds. Note: If you live in an apartment, be sure to fill in the correct field, otherwise it could tell you that someone in your household has already ordered them.

You order the free Covid tests from the USPS.

—Paige Browning, KUOW

Covid will likely become endemic

There has been a lot of speculation about if and how the pandemic will end. But White House medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci says Covid is likely to linger in our lives for years, potentially as a less severe strain.

Fauci’s comment came in the context that experts don’t know the exact future of the pandemic, but they can make guesses based on history, NPR reports.

“…if you look at the history of infectious diseases, we’ve only eradicated one infectious disease in humans, and that’s smallpox. That’s not going to happen with this virus,” Fauci said. at the recent Davos conference of the World Economic Forum. Agenda.

“But hopefully it will be at such a low level that it does not disrupt our normal social, economic and other interactions.”

Fauci further stated that it is unclear if the current spike in cases caused by Omicron (less lethal but much more contagious) will push the world in that direction. It is still possible that another dangerous variant will emerge.

—Dyer Oxley, KUOW

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Tuesday Headlines: Scot “Kills Wife” in Mississippi After Moving to US to Start New Life https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-scot-kills-wife-in-mississippi-after-moving-to-us-to-start-new-life/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:28:02 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-scot-kills-wife-in-mississippi-after-moving-to-us-to-start-new-life/ Welcome to the Daily Record Tuesday briefing. Top stories you need to know today include the Scotsman who was charged with murder in the United States and the “worst postcodes” in Scotland. Here are the latest titles from Scotland and beyond today. Scot “kills his wife” in Mississippi after moving to the United States to […]]]>

Welcome to the Daily Record Tuesday briefing.

Top stories you need to know today include the Scotsman who was charged with murder in the United States and the “worst postcodes” in Scotland.

Here are the latest titles from Scotland and beyond today.

Scot “kills his wife” in Mississippi after moving to the United States to start a new life



Wayne Fraser has been charged with the murder of his wife

A Scotsman has been accused of shooting his wife in their American apartment.

Wayne Fraser, originally from Aberdeen, moved to start a new life in the United States and was married to Natalie Ryan-Fraser, 55.

But U.S. prosecutors charged Fraser with killing his wife, who used a wheelchair, on December 30.

She was visiting her 45-year-old husband at his rented apartment in Caledonia, Mississippi, while he was working away from their home in San Angelo, Texas.

Read more.

Locals rated ‘worst postcodes for living in Scotland’



East Kilbride Bus Station and Shopping Center
East Kilbride has been described as a “slice of hell”

The list of the worst postcodes for living in Scotland has been revealed – along with reviews offered by the people who live there.

Showcasing both big cities and small towns, the list sees locals giving their opinions on issues in their area.

The popular ILiveHere review website is where people can take a look at their area and boy, if they weren’t holding back.

Read more.

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Scottish mother gives birth on M8 after dog-walking midwife hears her screams



Maverick David Catrwirght was born on the hard shoulder
Baby Maverick David Catrwirght shortly after birth on the M8 emergency lane

A mother-to-be gave birth on the emergency lane of Scotland’s busiest motorway after a midwife heard her screams while walking her dog.

Nicole Traynor was on her way to Wishaw General Hospital on New Years Day when her father was forced to pull over next to the M8 as she started giving birth.

The 28-year-old, from Coatbridge, was in the front passenger seat when she felt the top of her baby’s head suddenly appear.

Read more.

Amber Gibson murder cops arrest second man in connection with teenager’s death



Amber Gibson's body was found near Cadzow Glen in Hamilton in late November.
Amber Gibson’s body was found near Cadzow Glen in Hamilton in late November.

A second man has been arrested in connection with the death of teenage Amber Gibson.

The 43-year-old is in police custody and is due in court on Wednesday.

Amber, 16, was reported missing from her home in Hamilton, Lanarkshire on November 26.

His body was found near Cadzow Glen, in the town, two days later.

Read more.

John Swinney hints at self-isolation rule changes in Scotland as calls increase to reduce period to 7 days



Deputy Prime Minister John Swinney says he regrets not restricting football fans earlier
Deputy Prime Minister John Swinney says he regrets not restricting football fans earlier

John Swinney has hinted that the covid self-isolation rules in Scotland could be reduced from 10 to seven days.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Covid Recovery Minister revealed that Nicola Sturgeon would issue an update on the isolation situation on Wednesday during a virtual session of the Scottish Parliament.

At present, Scotland is the only country in the UK that requires people to self-isolate for 10 days, but that could change upon announcement.

Read more.

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Marion County School Board wary of rising Christmas COVID | Tuesday News https://thistuesday.org/marion-county-school-board-wary-of-rising-christmas-covid-tuesday-news/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/marion-county-school-board-wary-of-rising-christmas-covid-tuesday-news/ FAIRMONT – COVID-19 continues its peaks and valleys pattern as cases in Marion County schools increase. At its Monday evening meeting, the Marion County School Board received an update on the steady increase in COVID-19 cases the district is experiencing. At the meeting, school superintendent Donna Hage reported 420 school-linked positive coronavirus cases. The resulting […]]]>

FAIRMONT – COVID-19 continues its peaks and valleys pattern as cases in Marion County schools increase.

At its Monday evening meeting, the Marion County School Board received an update on the steady increase in COVID-19 cases the district is experiencing.

At the meeting, school superintendent Donna Hage reported 420 school-linked positive coronavirus cases. The resulting quarantines benched several sports teams, including two basketball teams, a wrestling team and a swimming team.

“Last week we had a few days where we had zero school-related COVID cases, but on Wednesday last week we started to see an increase,” Hage said. “On Friday we had 10 new cases and today we had five.”

This trend is not just in Marion County, but districts across the country. The new, more contagious Omicron variant, combined with holiday travel and family holiday celebrations, creates the perfect conditions for another peak like January 2021.

The Omicron variant now accounts for 73% of coronavirus infections in the United States based on sequencing data for the week ended Saturday, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday.

“It just reminds us to be careful about anything we can do to mitigate and reduce transmission,” Hage said. “It’s difficult because people in the communities are living their lives as usual. Hopefully we don’t see a similar increase to what we saw in October and November. »

Marion County Schools sent out a survey to gauge community interest in offering vaccination clinics in schools, which is online at www.marionboe.com.

Increase in bullying incidents

The school district reported an increase in violence and bullying among students. The board discussed the issues at length on Monday evening and reached a loose agreement to review the districts’ bullying policy at the start of the year.

“I hate to say it, but we can get to the point where we need more [prevention resource] officers,” board member Tom Dragich told Hage. “I appreciate the information you are giving us and the administrators.”

Bullying is a difficult statistic to quantify, but Marion County strives to make reporting an incident of bullying as easy and as successful as possible. Bullying and harassment incident forms are available for parents or students to complete and each case is reviewed.

Despite this and the district’s zero-tolerance policy on bullying, council member James Saunders insists the district can do more to protect students.

“I would really love to hear this board agree with me — we need to review our policy on bullying,” Saunders said. “I think these kids who are bullying think they can get away with it and that’s sad. We need to let them know that this school board has zero tolerance for bullying.

Dangerous TikTok Trends

Last week, county schools tightened security due to a nationwide trend on the social media app TikTok where students reportedly make bomb or shooting threats to get out of a school day.

Harrison County schools were disrupted by the threats, but no threats surfaced specifically targeting Marion County.

It’s one of many TikTok trends that have surfaced this year, causing heartache for schools nationwide.

“[TikTok] is really something we struggle with as a school system, several people and parents I spoke to didn’t even know what TikTok is,” Hage said. “I think parents becoming aware of what it is and how students are accessing it…and being aware of how many hours their child is spending on social media are all helpful.”

In other cases:

  • The Board of Directors honored the Fairmont Senior Football Team for their recent State Championship victory.
  • The Board of Directors honored the Fairmont Senior Cheerleaders for finishing second in the state cheer competition.
  • The board heard updates from the principals of Monongah Elementary and Fairview Elementary.
  • Hage announced that the STEAM room will be finished in mid-January.
  • Hage announced the return of the Summer SOLE program for 2022 with increased scale and partnerships.

The council wished the community happy holidays and will reconvene for their next meeting on January 3.

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The coming weekend and the Christmas holidays start slowly | FOX 12 Weather Blog https://thistuesday.org/the-coming-weekend-and-the-christmas-holidays-start-slowly-fox-12-weather-blog/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 05:04:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/the-coming-weekend-and-the-christmas-holidays-start-slowly-fox-12-weather-blog/ 9 p.m. Thursday … We made it through the 2nd half of December, on average the coldest time of year in Portland. Technically, the coldest time of the year is just beginning and ending in mid-January. December has been a “blowtorch” this year across the United States so far. Almost the whole country was well […]]]>

9 p.m. Thursday …

We made it through the 2nd half of December, on average the coldest time of year in Portland. Technically, the coldest time of the year is just beginning and ending in mid-January. December has been a “blowtorch” this year across the United States so far. Almost the whole country was well above normal






It’s a lot of “hot” in 2/3 of eastern Oregon. I see Redmond running 6 degrees above normal. Fortunately, a model change happened last week as the models were advertising. The persistent and warm upper level ridge of mid-late fall is now gone and we see cold troughs descending from Siberia or Alaska in the eastern Pacific, then progressing into the northwestern Pacific. Peaceful. Or they sometimes just linger off. Usually this is a cool / wet model for us. At the moment we have a slight mass of air above us and this continues until Saturday.






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Another cold trough falls over Alaska for the next two days, then digs far offshore on Monday. This is one that some models (over 7 days ago) got us for a cold snap and probably snow. Instead, we get a very humid southwest flow overhead. Fortunately not excessively hot, but enough to drive snow levels up to the passes from Sunday to Tuesday.






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A cold front is moving south over the Pacific Northwest on Saturday and Saturday evening, bringing a nice series of heavy rain. But as the thalweg digs so far offshore, the front becomes stationary over Oregon, even retreating northward. The blocked front lets a LOT of rain fall. Fresh off the miniature train… 00z GRAF gives the Willamette Valley 2.00 ″ + of rain from Saturday evening to Sunday evening!






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The new GFS model gives some areas west of the Cascades over 3.00 ″ of rain… we will be watching this closely over the next 48 hours. There are also indications that we will have an “isothermal” atmosphere behind the cold front on Saturday evening and early Sunday. This means that even though the snow level has increased by about 3000 ′, a light wind and very high precipitation rates (large dollar-sized flakes) could allow the snow to stick much lower. Perhaps in the foothills of the Coast and Cascade ranges. That would be down by about 1,000 ′ or so. Everything should be perfect, but let you know that it is a possibility. Both GRAF and GFS suggest this could be the case. In fact, the euro 18z was also referring. We will see…

By next Thursday, the last day of our 7-day forecast, a cool low falls again in the Pacific Northwest.






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Back to the foothills snow and lots of cascading snowfall. Here is the 7 day forecast for Mt. Hood.






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Then, on Christmas Day (at 9 days), a very large cold altitude trough settled just offshore. It is from the morning Euro run, but other models are similar






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This is the coldest mass of air you can get over the ocean offshore; snow showers to or very near sea level. This is a classic setup for heavy cascading snowfall and cold (mixed) showers in the valleys.

To sum up: At this point, I don’t see an outbreak of cold arctic air for Christmas week, or even as far away as Christmas Day, but snow at relatively low elevations COULD be in. cards in the next 8-9 days.

Enjoy the dry day of Friday! Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

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Tuesday headlines: Summerville man posthumously awarded Medal of Honor https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-summerville-man-posthumously-awarded-medal-of-honor/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 14:11:13 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-summerville-man-posthumously-awarded-medal-of-honor/ Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, an Army Ranger from Summerville, will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously from President Joe Biden on Thursday, along with two other members of the United States Army. The Medal of Honor is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who stand out, risking their lives, beyond the call of […]]]>

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, an Army Ranger from Summerville, will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously from President Joe Biden on Thursday, along with two other members of the United States Army. The Medal of Honor is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who stand out, risking their lives, beyond the call of duty. Celiz died after standing between Taliban fighters and an American helicopter evacuating wounded in 2018. More information: AP / South Carolina Radio Network, The State, WCBD, The White House

In other titles:

How the federal transport package will benefit SC About $ 6 billion is destined for South Carolina through President Biden’s $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure investment and jobs act. The money is expected to reach the state over the next five years, improving federal highways, reducing emissions and improving transportation systems. More: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

James Brown estate sold after 15 years of infighting. Legendary South Carolina-born soul and funk singer James Brown died 15 years ago, triggering litigation over who had a right to his estate. Brown sought to bequeath most of his estate in scholarships for needy children. Now his former South Carolina mansion on Beech Island in Aiken County could follow in the footsteps of a Graceland-style museum as Primary Wave Music purchases the assets of his estate and controls Brown’s name and likeness. More: The New York Times

Brain of a former NFL player who killed 6 at Rock Hill to test. Former football pro Phillip Adams gunned down two grandparents, their two grandchildren and two HVAC technicians working at a Rock Hill home in April before turning the gun on himself. Adams’s family agreed to test his brain for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease linked to head trauma. The coroner will release the results of the test today. More: AP News

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