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Man killed in apartment ‘explosives laboratory’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BEAVER DAM, Wis.) — A Wisconsin man blew himself up inside his apartment, which was allegedly loaded with white supremacist literature, weapons, explosives and highly volatile chemicals.Investigators say Benjamin Morrow, 28, was found lifeless underneath his electric kitchen stove inside his unit at Village Glen Apartments in Beaver Dam last month. They also pulled from the rubble white supremacist literature, long guns and pistols, ammo, a large capacity magazine, and explosives, according to an unsealed warrant according to a report in ABC News station WISN.It’s alleged that Morrow also hoarded 13 medium-sized jars of traicetone triperoxide or “TATP explosive material” in in the fridge inside the kitchen, which the warrant claimed doubled as an “explosives laboratory,” according to Wisconsin crime investigator Kevin Heimerl’s warrant application.The contents of Morrow’s unit were considered to be so “highly volatile” that officials decided to destroy the entire 16-unit structure in a controlled fire.Morrow, who according to WISN was a food company quality control technician who had previously worked as an associate scientist at pharmaceutical company, appears to have had strong white supremacy leanings.“Within his bedroom, literature has been found concerning white supremacy groups,” Heimerl wrote in the warrant citing what was found after probing Morrow’s laptop computer and electronic devices.The March 5 explosion that killed Morrow coincidentally occurred at the same time when package bomber Mark Anthony Conditt was detonating devices and terrorizing Austin, Texas — before law enforcement caught up to Conditt and he committed suicide.Despite the cache of weapons that included explosive targets and ballistic helmets and a vest, it remains unclear whether Morrow was hatching anything operational.“At this point to link him to one thing or another would be speculative and conjecture,” Beaver Dam police Lt. Terrence Gebhardt told WISN.The explosive compound Morrow was manufacturing, TATP, is nicknamed “Mother of Satan” and is made from easy-to-buy items that don’t necessarily merit attention from authorities.Heimerl said in the warrant applicattion that he found other containers of TATP stored inside Morrow’s garage along with instructions found on the manufacture of homemade explosives.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dolly Parton Donates $1M To Nashville Pediatric Hospital Following Release Of New Children’s Album

first_img[h/t – Billboard][Cover photo via The Independent] Late last month, Tennessee-native singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, philanthropist, and all-around superstar Dolly Parton made the latest addition to her 50-year catalogue of studio albums. The new project, I Believe In You, her first-ever album specifically targeted to children. In typical Dolly fashion, she didn’t let the occasion pass without taking an opportunity to give back to the community and champion the bright futures of Tennessee kids. As Billboard reports, Parton recently donated $1 Million to the Vanderbilt University Children’s Hospital in Nashville.Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” Slowed Down To 33 RPM Sounds Like The Best Neil Young SongAt a recent visit with patients at the hospital, Parton took some time to sing and to talk about her love of children and how it’s affected her philanthropy as a public figure: “I love children. I’ve always been involved in one way or another with children’s charities or with children in general, because I love little kids. I’m from a big family of children.”Parton also heads the Imagination Library, a nonprofit organization that aims to promote early childhood literacy by giving children age-appropriate books to read. A portion of the sales of I Believe In You is benefiting the Imagination Library.Watch Dolly Parton visit the patients at Vanderbilt University’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children HospitalYou can also stream “I Believe In You” for your little ones below via Spotify:last_img read more

Gold for B&H: Adnan Pribišić won the first place on the Special Olympic World Games

first_imgAdnan Pribišić won the first gold medal in the race to 25 meters at the Special Olympic Games in Los Angeles.Thus, B&H won the first medal on this year’s Special Olympics, held in Los Angeles.Adnan won the gold medal in the category of breaststroke swimming on 25 meters, and Asmir Begović congratulated him on the success. Begović’s foundation donated the amount of 5 000 GBP to the Special Olympics of B&H for the purposes of going to Los Angeles.To recall, the International Special Olympic World Games will be held in Los Angeles this year from the 25th of July to the 2nd of August. 10,000 male and female athletes from 187 countries will participate, and the Olympic Games were officially opened by the US President, Barack Obama.Our delegation is made of athletes from Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla, Gračanica, Srebrenica, Pale and Čelić who are making 29 members of our team, from which 20 athletes will compete in 4 sports: athletics, swimming, table tennis and women’s unified football. (Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

BiH Women Soccer Team beat Malta in Match for UEFA Women’s Championship

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) national women’s soccer team won on Tuesday here the selection of Malta 2-0 in the second qualifying match for UEFA Women’s Championship 2021 in England.The first half saw major ball possessions and defensive play by the host team, with several goal attempts, but unsuccessfully. The host team made several pressures on Malta’s defensive line, and in 11thminute, Aida Hadzic had the first opportunity to score.The visiting team had its first chance on goal when Maria Farrugia shot from the edge but Dijana Haracic from BiH team managed to block.However, hosts had to wait until the 72ndminute when Milena Nikolic scored the first goal to break down Maltese backline. Eight minutes later, in 80thminute of the play,  visiting goalkeeper Janice Xuereb did not manage to defend and Nikolic from the host team scored for 2-0.During the match, referee Cansu Tyrak from Turkey handed two yellow cards, one to Dajana Spasojevic from the host team and other to Nicole Sciberras from the visiting team.BiH is in group B with Italy, Denmark, Israel, Malta, and Georgia and BiH is currently on the second place with 6 points, while Denmark is on the first place with the same number of points.In the first qualifying match, BiH’s national soccer team won Georgia 7-1 on Friday, Aug.30.last_img read more

The corruption of Uganda football

first_imgThe Uganda Cranes in Egypt recently. Their strike has got mixed reactions.How the Cranes blundered in Cairo when they went on strike over pay and refused to trainTHE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | Last week, the Uganda Cranes players went on strike in Cairo Egypt, where they were competing in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). They accused officials of the Federation for Ugandan Football Association (FUFA) of plotting to cheat them of their bonuses for qualifying for the knockout stage of 16. Knowing the corruption that has eaten the entrails of our country’s moral fabric, I could not put FUFA above these accusations. I was therefore among those who tweeted highlighting the concerns of our players.I had sources connected to the players. The players had been paid all their other allowances. However, they were entitled to a bonus for qualifying for the knockout stage. They feared that if they were knocked out by Senegal, a very strong team, FUFA would not pay their bonuses for qualifying to the group of 16. It was therefore prudent to leak this concern to people on social media in order to raise the alarm, shame FUFA and force it to pay them.I felt both sympathy and solidarity with the Cranes players given my knowledge, not of FUFA specifically, but of Ugandan officials generally. However, I was later disappointed to learn that the players had gone on strike and refused to go for training unless and until their allowances are paid. I felt that the players had betrayed their professional aspirations, the team and the country. To appreciate my disappointment, and that of millions of Ugandan football fans, it is important to place this strike in its proper context. AFCON is the most prestigious football tournament on our continent.  For the last ten years, our country has been obsessed with qualifying, having last reached the competition in 1978. Indeed, it would be appropriate to say that it became the most important national goal that united our country. It was therefore gratifying when, in 2017, Uganda qualified for this tournament after 38 year of waiting.There was euphoria across the entire nation. Even the First Lady, who had also been appointed minister of Education and Sports, attended the games, cheered with other fans, tweeted the progress and was in the stadium when we qualified. However, the Cranes performed poorly and did not win a single game and were eliminated in the preliminaries. It was, therefore, even more gratifying when they qualified the second time in a row in 2018. All eyes of Uganda were thus on the team to make Uganda proud at the 2019 finals.And the Cranes did not disappoint. They played well and qualified for the knockouts. The whole country was behind them. They made our country proud. Yet it was at the height of their achievement and nationwide popularity that Cranes players foundered. They went on strike over pay. The fear that FUFA officials may not pay their bonus is legitimate. But to go on strike and refuse to play because of this was a blunder. It demonstrated the players’ loss of focus from the main issue to subsidiary ones.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Gov’t to Infuse US$4M in ‘Indigenous MSMEs’

first_imgMinister Tweah reaffirms government’s commitment to improve the country’s economies.The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) is expected to infuse the amount of US$4 million in the economy by giving out loans to over 3000 local (indigenous) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).The fund, which was secured from the World Bank, is aimed at beefing up the financial portfolio and entrepreneurial capacity of local business people.Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweah has emphasized the need for Liberians to be key actors in their economy as was said by President George Weah during his inaugural address.Tweah identified MSMEs as the bedrock to resuscitate the ailing Liberia economy and is designing several national programs to support small business initiatives.It can be recalled that, the MFDP last week begin a week-long training for MSMEs entrepreneurs who are earmarked to benefit from the loan scheme.Tweah believes when entrepreneurs are provided with requisite entrepreneurial skills, and guidance they will utilize the funds properly.He acknowledges that many Liberians are into business but lack the technical know-how to run a business and that is why Liberian owned businesses are not doing well.The project intends to amalgamate banking institutions, government development partners, and business owners to discuss obstacles and opportunities in helping MSMEs to gain access to domestic financing.It is projected that the Project benefits will include the stimulation of economic growth, diversification of the economy particularly in rural areas and the creation or sustaining of over 2000 jobs.The Project will provide Partial Credit Guarantees (PCGs) and lines of credits for on-lending to Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) to support MSME sub-loans to eligible MSMEs particularly in agriculture, ago-processing and manufacturing sectors for the carrying out of sub – projects.Participant James K. Ndebeh, who is the proprietor of James Business Center expressed gratitude to be one of participants of the training.Mr. Ndebeh operates an agri-business which produces pepper, cabbage and other vegetables; he sometimes travels to Guinea to purchase livestock.“The continuous capacity building of marketers will help a lot; it is not so much about the money given by government but providing professional mentoring platform for business owners is cardinal to their entrepreneurial journey,” he noted.Mrs. Gertrude M. Anderson, General Manager at organization for Clean Environment and Neighborhood Services, also expressed her gratefulness to be at the workshop and appreciates the government for such initiative.  Mrs. Anderson runs a waste management business at MACOBENE Community.last_img read more