‘I’ve got a mortgage, a house, a car – we’re not trouble’

Image copyright Ghani Image caption Ghani fled two wars in Kuwait and Syria before resettling in Huddersfield Fleeing a war-torn country once is bad enough, but to experience it a second time round was even more traumatic for 37-year-old Ghani. Image caption The 37-year-old professional barber has dreams of opening a “barber academy” Ghani fled to Lebanon with his mum and three sisters, one of whom has severe learning disabilities, and lived there for three years before uprooting to Huddersfield in 2016. “I feel 19 July 2016 was like my new birthday. I had a new life. “I don’t care what people say about Huddersfield, it’s safe and I feel at home.” Ghani, who has dreams of opening a “barber …

Jet skiers saved 100 people trapped in flooded homes in the Bahamas

(CNN)Waters rose, beating against the house as a family of three hunkered on the second floor. Hour by hour, they checked the staircase to see how many steps had been lost to the water. The jet skis could not carry the weight of the three rescuers and the family of three. After capsizing twice, Pintard stayed behind, able to float over to a spot where he could stand. When the jet skis came back for Pintard, the family saw the scope of the rescue missions on the island of Grand Bahama, which was ravaged by the hurricane. Jensen Burrows and d’Sean Smith, as well as a dozen other jet skiers, were able to rescue 100 people that day. It’s a …

Now a post-tropical cyclone, Dorian makes landfall in Novia Scotia

(CNN)Dorian has left the United States but is still causing trouble The hurricane center transitioned the storm from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone earlier on Saturday. The loss of its hurricane status refers to the fact that it no longer has a warm core, CNN meteorologist Gene Norman explained, but Dorian is still a low-pressure system. “While the change in classification is technical, the fact of the matter is it’s still a dangerous situation and people in the area should not let their guard down,” Norman said. Kelly Henneberry, a resident of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, had her bags packed and ready to go in case of a mandatory evacuation order. As of Saturday afternoon, there was just a …

Paedophile who ordered child abuse abroad jailed

He used online accounts and the dark web to order, pay for and watch the graphic abuse of children in the Philippines. One victim was a girl thought to be as young as three years old. The parents of the children were paid to carry out abuse of their own children on webcams. ‘Veneer of respectability’ On one occasion he asked for and watched the simultaneous abuse of one woman’s three daughters who were aged eight, seven and five. Mr Recorder Philpotts said the former Royal Navy chief petty officer had “a veneer of respectability that masked (his) depravity”. After Kay was arrested, police examined a number of computer devices and found chat logs of him arranging the abuse with …

Rouhani says Iran’s response to bilateral talks will always be ‘negative’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP) “If America lifts all of its sanctions — I believe it does not matter whether it returns to the [nuclear deal]; what is important is the sanctions — there still is a chance for America to attend meetings of the P5+1 like in the past,” Rouhani said. “But this will only be possible provided that it lifts all sanctions.” In 2015, the P5+1 — the U.S., the U.K., China, France and Russia, plus Germany — penned a nuclear pact with Iran and the European Union. President Trump announced last year that the United States was leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which he called “the worst deal ever” for America, maintaining that Iran was …

Mass Shootings Are ‘Just Getting Worse’ As FBI Fights To Keep Up

Law enforcement agencies are grappling with the sheer number of active shooter investigations on their plates, FBI special agent in charge Christopher Combs said after a shooter “If you look at the numbers, we’re looking at an active shooter every other week in this country,” Combs said, The frequency of such attacks is wearing on investigators and government officials. Investigators are getting at least some help from the public. The FBI reported a spike in tips after an alleged white nationalist fatally shot 22 people in El Paso on Aug. 3, and authorities have since arrested Meanwhile, however, Texas is making it easier to access guns, despite having been home to WQAD reports. he oversaw and defended the relaxed gun restrictions. …

The Group Raising An NRA-Style Army Of Environmental Super Voters Is Expanding

A year before the 2018 elections, Nathaniel Stinnett climate crisis ― they just need to be persuaded to turn out on Election Day. The group raised about $475,000 in 2017. Last year, it hauled in over $1.5 million. Billionaire Jeremy Grantham, the British financier who’s Grist reported last year. But about 2,000 donors gave $100 or less each over the past year, Stinnett said.  multitrillion-dollar to slash planet-heating emissions and drinking water infrastructure.  surveyfound RELATED COVERAGE Jay Inslee Actually Knows Why He’s Running For President Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Orlando man who lost 25 percent of skin to flesh-eating bacteria has died

According to his obituary, David Ireland, 50, of Orlando, died this past Thursday. The navy veteran and father of two young girls started having flu-like symptoms, including aches and fever, on August 16, his wife, Jody Ireland, told Fox News. (David Ireland family) “It was unexpected,” she told Fox News. “He was fine one minute and sick the next.” After Ireland, a father of two girls ages seven and five, was admitted to the hospital, doctors had to remove over 25 percent of the skin from his body, and his kidneys failed, his wife said. Jody said her husband was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial infection that could spread quickly in the body and could turn deadly, according to the Centers for …

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Retracts Unverified Trump Finances Report

Lawrence O’Donnell said that he was wrong to read a story about President “I did not go through the rigorous verification and standards process here at MSNBC before repeating what I heard from my source,” he said at the start of his show. He said if he had gone through the process, he wouldn’t have been permitted to report it.  “We don’t know whether the information is inaccurate,” he said. “But the fact is, we do know it wasn’t ready for broadcast, and for that I apologize.” teased on Twitter too. He stressed the story had not been confirmed by NBC News, was based on a single anonymous source and still needed to be verified to determine if it was …

Marlon Brando Confronted Michael Jackson About Child Abuse Allegations

On what would have been his 61st birthday, it’s being reported that the King of Pop was once confronted by his friend Marlon Brando over the child abuse allegations against him — and Jackson broke down in tears. Telephone Stories: The Trials of Michael Jackson touts in a press release that it obtained the sworn account Brando gave to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys on March 14, 1994. In it, Brando reportedly told authorities, “I think it’s pretty reasonable to conclude that [Jackson] may have had something to do with kids.” He also relayed “impressions and concerns” he had discussed with his son, Miko C.Brando, who worked as a security guard for Jackson. Weis, now a judge, confirmed the interview with …