Antigua PM Scraps Gun Factory Deal Amid Public Pressure

first_img Tweet 68 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Antigua PM Scraps Gun Factory Deal Amid Public Pressure by: – May 16, 2017 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Antigua’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne(Caribbean 360 News) ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Monday May 15, 2017 – A plan to allow a gun manufacturer to set up shop in Antigua and Barbuda has been scrapped after public outcry.Just hours after he had sought to defend the plan to set up a gun assembly plant in the twin-island nation, Prime Minister Gaston Browne issued a statement saying the decision was never ratified by Cabinet and that he himself had reservations about it.His backtracking sparked questions from the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) about whether he was being totally honest about the proposed deal.On Saturday, after a letter from the proposed investor to a minister seeking assistance with legislation for the plant was leaked on a programme on local radio station Observer Radio, Browne called in and sought to clarify that the gun manufacturers would be operating within the Special Economic Zone, and would therefore be prohibited from distributing or selling handguns on the domestic market.“These guns will be strictly for exportation and will be governed by regulations which will be taken to Parliament. So I just want to make that abundantly clear,” he said.“There will be proper systems in place and it will be governed by legal regulations, and administrative practices [will be] put in place so they are not offered for sale in the domestic market.”However, his comments were followed by criticism from members of the public who called in on the programme.In a statement issued subsequently, in which he announced that negotiations on the proposed investment have ceased, Browne stated that only an informal undertaking was given to an Italian hand gun manufacturer to establish a hand gun factory in the Special Economic Zone.“This occurred on an occasion while I was off island. I subsequently heard about it and indicated to the agent of the investor that it was a bad idea. I was told at the time that the guns would have been manufactured based on international standards and for exportation only, and that they would have not been eligible for sale in the domestic market. At the time, I maintained for various reasons that we should not proceed with the proposed investment,” he said.“I thought it was a dead issue until yesterday, when it was brought to my attention that a letter was sent to a Minister to expedite the passage of the necessary laws and regulations to expedite the investment. This request was made despite the fact that the matter never came before the Cabinet for ratification.“Having heard the public sentiments, which were in keeping with my own concerns, I directed [the Attorney General] to cease any further negotiations or discussions on this proposed investment. A firm policy decision will be taken at the next Cabinet meeting and communicated to the public…Ultimately, I am confident that the correct decision was taken,” he added.But UPP leader Harold Lovell has suggested that the letter read on Observer Radio suggested that the plan was more advanced than Browne suggested.“How is it you enter into these talks to the point where you are being asked to expedite and you’re being asked to move forward with the matter, and you’re quite happy to do so when there’s no leak on the radio waves so you have no concern, and then once the leak takes place you are prepared now to, I would say, breach the understanding that you would have had with the persons you had been speaking with?” he questioned.“We also have to ask the question whether there are any legal implications whereby the people of Antigua and Barbuda could be called upon to make payment in compensation for any loss that may have been incurred by the persons they were dealing with,” Lovell added.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo now in Italy ahead of Juventus training session

first_imgPortuguese captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Turin, Italy ahead of his first training session with Juventus on Monday.Ronaldo’s first competitive action for Juve is expected to be the Serie A opener against Chievo on August 19.The 33-year-old was awarded an extended break following his 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign with Portugal.Ronaldo was seen descending the steps of a private jet with his family, including his youngest son and a number of people on Sunday.The forward was left out of Juventus’ pre-season training tour in the US by manager,Massimiliano Allegri.He made his annual CR7 brand tour of China with Nike as thousands gathered to catch a glimpse of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner during the holiday.He also had more relaxing time with girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez.last_img read more

D’Tigers to roar as FIBA WCQ tips off in Lagos

first_imgThe stage is set for the first leg second phase of the FIBA World Cup African qualifiers in Lagos.While Group F teams will converge in Lagos, Group E teams will be in Stade, Tunisia for the qualifiers.The teams that finish in the first two places of Groups E and F, followed by the best third-placed team in the two groups, will represent Africa at next year’s 32-nation FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.And D’Tigers, Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, as they are called, who have won all their six games of the qualifiers and top Group F with 12 points, look menancing after their last training at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos on Thursday.They want to pick one of the two tickets for the World Cup this weekkend, thereby making the second leg of the qualifiers in February 2019 a mere formality. D’Tigers will qualify if they win their three games this weekend. “It is a feat that is achievable,” says Coach Alex Nwora. “But we have to work for it. We cannot afford to underrate any team.”To achieve this feat, Nwora has probably assembled the best squad in the history of D’Tigers. At his behest are five members of the team that won the Afrobasket for the first time three years ago. The Aminu brothers Al Farouq and Alade, Stanley Okoye, Ben Uzoh and Ike Diogu last played together at FIBA AfroBasket 2015, where they defeated Angola in the final and entered the history books of Nigerian basketball.Diogu, the team captain,  Ben Uzoh, Jeleel Akindele and Bryant Mbamalu – a quartet that has featured in all of the six World Cup Qualifiers –  are joined by an array of stars that includes Ikenna Iroegbu,  Ayodele Akindele, Obinna Emenago, Ike Nwamu and Christopher  Obekpa.Nwora selected only 12 players because there was no time to have too many players in camp as some of them arrived on Wednesday, just two days to the competition based on the time of their release by their clubs.Despite having only one training session for the 12 players, Nwora believes that “experience is strength.“Many of them have played at the highest level of basketball, the Olympics, African Championships. They’ve been playing together for a long time. They understand African basketball,” Nwora said on Thursday.”The team manager, Musa Adamu, while assessing the the team, said, “We have 12 good players, interchangeable, people of the same level, though with different talents. We have experience players which the young ones can count on. Players such as Diogu, Akindele, Alfarouq Aminu and Ben Uzoh have played in the NBA and the Olympics and were members of the 2015 winning team.”Diogu also harps on the team’s experience as a factor that would see them through. “This is probable the best group assembled. We are happy to be playing before the home fans. Our family members will watch us.”Nigeria will tipoff against Cote d’ Ivoire this evening before playing Central African Republic on Saturday while their last group game will be against second placed Senegal on Sunday. Third in the group, Cote d’ Ivoire have assembled their best squad since 2011.D’Tigers certainly will be the team to beat. As host, they are favoured to win. Perharps D’Tigers toughest opponent will be Senegal, a team that has caused them some tough times in recent years.But Adamu, D’Tigers manager, thinks otherwise.“All the three teams will cause us problems. We cannot afford to underrate any of the three teams. Doing so will be to our own peril,” Adamu, who is based in Abidjan, said.“This is Cote d’ Ivoire’s best squad since the qualifiers began. We cannot afford to underrate them. It is going to be a tough game, same goes for Senegal.”Nwora also toed the same path. “We have to work hard. I can’t guarantee we will win all our three games. But we plan to win the three, but we have to work hard. We have a lot of work to do.”Diogu did not also believe that D’Tigers will just go there and pick the win. “We can guarantee that we will win but we have to do our best; we cannot afford to underrate any team, we will just try and win,” he said.last_img read more

Unfortunate bad luck of the Slavs. The coronavirus is also…

first_imgThe fate of the duel and a possible default against Slavs must be decided by the European football organization UEFA.The covid-19 infection was detected on Monday by an unnamed player and official. The club went to the match without them, because according to Slovan’s statement, the tests of the other members of the team were negative. The match was nevertheless postponed and was to take place today from 6 pm CEST.Because of this, Slovan called seven players from Bratislava on Thursday, who were not in the original team, and added nine juniors. Before departure, they were all negative, but according to the and servers, a coronavirus was detected in one member of the provisional nomination. With regard to the rules of local authorities, this meant that the Slovak team had to quarantine or return home.The match was canceled and there is a real risk that Klaskvík will advance to the second preliminary round without a fight. That would please the outsider. “The home team is doing everything to prevent it from being played,” said Ivan Kmotrík, CEO of Slovan, on the club’s website before the duel was called off.The final duel of the qualifying phase, which did not take place due to a coronavirus infection in the Drita team from Kosovo, ended with a contum in the Champions League. UEFA originally deferred the match on August 12 by 3-0 in favor of Linfield, Northern Ireland.last_img read more

Number One Road fails to live up to name

first_imgYouth got the better of experience yesterday at the Area H Ground where Rose Hall Town Bakewell defeated Number One Road by 10 wickets in the opening round of the Berbice Cricket Board/ New Building Society second-division 40-overs-a-side tournament. It took little under two hours for the defending champions to inflict the final blow to Number One Road as the cool breeze from the Atlantic Ocean whistled across the dry and dusty ground in scorching sunshine.Number One Road, in their return to competitive cricket after a 10-year absence, disappointed their handful of supporters who had little to cheer for as they posted a paltry 49 in 18.4 overs after winning the toss and opting to bat.Junior Sinclair had on his dancing shoes as he moved around the crease well, playing a number of innovative shots during his innings (Romario Samaroo photo)The longest wait was to have a batsman replace the fall of a teammate as wickets tumbled at a considerably fast rate. Opener, Jermaine Anderson and skipper were the only two batsmen to reach double figures. They each scored 11 runs from 10 and 18 balls respectively but fell to contrasting deliveries.Anderson had just flicked a delivery from left-arm seamer, Erva Giddings into the backward square boundary but followed up that shot with a faint edge to the wicketkeeper.So silent was the ground that the snick was heard as loud as the booming speakers from the Rose Hall Town Village Day wash-down on the beach. With wickets tumbling, Khemraj was forced to play a wild swipe as the pressure mounted with the rash of wickets falling at the other end. He eventually held out to Chanderpaul Govindhan at cover.Keith Simpson led the decimation with 4-6 from his five overs and he also pulled in two return catches. The 19-year-old left-arm spinner was supported by the Sinclair cousins, Kevin and Junior who took one wicket each.Leg-spinner, Doorsammy Mahadeo, claimed 2-3 from 10 deliveries. The Sinclair cousins returned for the chase that lasted 20 minutes as they eased to 53 without loss from 5.1 overs.Junior Sinclair was the more aggressive of the two in the partnership, racing to 35 not out from 22 balls. His innings was decorated with five fours and two sixes, one of which was launched into the J.C. Chandisingh Secondary School compound over the sight screen.At the other end, Kevin Sinclair (12 not out) played the supporting role in his seven-ball knock but finished the match with a belligerent six over mid-off.last_img read more

Irish Show Jumping team drawn last to jump in Friday’s Aga Khan at the Dublin Horse Show

first_img Irish Show Jumping team drawn last to jump in Friday’s Aga Khan at the Dublin Horse Show 9 August 2018, 11:36 Tags: The draw has been made at the Dublin Horse Show for tomorrow’s (Friday) Longines FEI Nations Cup of Ireland for the Aga Khan trophy, with the home team from Ireland getting a favourable draw as last to jump of the eight teams, while Italy will be the first team into the arena.The 2018 Irish Aga Khan squad sponsored by Devenish & The Underwriting Exchange (l-r) Shane Sweetnam, Cameron Hanley, Michael Blake (assistant team manager), Rodrigo Pessoa (Irish Show Jumping team manager), Mark McAuley, Paul O’Shea and Billy Twomey Photo: Matt Browne/SportsfileThe Irish Aga Khan team, sponsored by Devenish and The Underwriting Exchange, will line out is as follows:Cork’s Shane Sweetnam with Main Road – owned by Sweet Oak Farm and Seabrook LLCLouth’s Mark McAuley with Utchan De Belheme – owned by Charlotte McAuleyLimerick’s Paul O’Shea with Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu – owned by Skara Glen Stables, Whipstick Farm, P. Hurter & P. AgnewMayo’s Cameron Hanley with Quirex – owned by Patrick MielnikIreland, France, Britain, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland are all competing for Nations Cup points, while USA and Mexico will also be among the list of starters.Rodrigo Pessoa will be leading his team out in an Aga Khan competition for the second time following his debut season as Irish team manager in 2017:“We are really looking forward to it. Our riders are ready, they are experienced and up for the challenge in front of our home crowd. We have four solid riders and they know what to expect. We are expecting a close competition, the teams look pretty even and you couldn’t say one stands out. We will be respecting all our opponents and hoping for a good result, ” Pessoa said ahead of the competition.Ireland will be hoping to produce a repeat of the performance shown in their last outing in Europe Division 1 when they came out on top in the British Nations Cup at Hickstead. That result moved Ireland up to third place on the league table and confirmed their qualification for October’s Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona. Victory in front of their home fans on Friday would see Pessoa’s team finish top of the 2018 Europe Division 1 Nations Cup league table.The Longines FEI Nations Cup of Ireland for the Aga Khan trophy starts at 3pm on Friday, with live coverage starting from 1.45pm on RTE 1 television.The Irish Show Jumping Team is sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange and DevenishEquiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestrian Home  »  General  »  Irish Show Jumping team drawn last to jump in Friday’s Aga Khan at the Dublin Horse Show last_img read more

Playtech appoints John Jackson as Board Remuneration Chairman

first_img Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 John Jackson – PlaytechFTSE listed gambling technology provider Playtech has confirmed the appointment of John Jackson as new Chairman of the Board’s Remuneration Committee.Jackson who joined the company this January as a Non-Executive Director will take over the governance responsibilities from Paul Hewitt, who retains his position as Playtech’s Committee Chairman of Risk & Compliance.Releasing a short statement, Playtech governance further detailed that Chairman Alan Jackson has resigned as a member of its Audit Committee on 22 February.Playtech’s Audit Committee will now consist of Non-Executive Directors Andrew Thomas, Paul Hewitt and John Jackson.As a Playtech advisor, John Jackson has previously served as CEO of Jamie Oliver Holdings (2007-2015), forming nationwide commercial partnerships with leading UK retailers and supermarkets.Jackson has held further leadership positions at Virgin Group, Stein Group and Game UK Digital.last_img read more

Celebrities share memories and send condolences in the wake of Naya Rivera’s death

first_imgKristin Chenoweth: “Thank you for what you gave the world. I love you.” Becca Tobin: “Naya was insanely talented, breathtakingly gorgeous, and one of the wittiest people I’ve ever met, but the legacy she left behind for me is her kindness. I joined the cast of Glee in the third season and as the newcomer, I was intimidated and terrified. The cast was already such a tight-knit group who had been working incredibly hard together for over three years to make it a hit show and I never expected any of them to have time for me. To my surprise, Naya, one of the most beloved by the rest of the cast (and the entire world), showed me instant warmth and kindness. She invited me to parties and gatherings and was always there to give advice. She was a superstar who had nothing to gain from being kind to the new girl, but she was and that changed this new girl’s entire experience on that show. I will forever be grateful to that beautiful human. My heart goes out to her family and her sweet boy.”Ricky Martin: “Beautiful memories boricua. RIP.” Aly & AJ: “Praying for Naya Rivera, Kelly Preston & Benjamin Keough’s families right now. Please take a moment to think of them today.” Becky G: “Beautiful Naya Rivera, Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones. You will be missed & never forgotten.”Bebe Rexha: “This is an absolute nightmare. I had the pleasure of having dinner with her once after a recording session we did together and she was an absolute sweetheart. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I hope I’m lucky enough to meet you up in heaven. Rest In Peace Naya Rivera.” Khalid: “RIP Naya Rivera”Ally Brooke: “It is so awful hearing about Naya Rivera. Just awful What a talent, and beauty – inside and out. I lift her family up in prayer, especially her son Josey. Such a very sad day May God be with her family. We love you Naya. Rest In Peace”Mandy Moore: “This is absolutely heartbreaking. Sending love and holding space for her son and loved ones.” Holly Robinson Peete: “Rest In Heaven, Naya Rivera. Sending so much prayer, love and courage to her family.” Ross Mathews: “I only got to meet #NayaRivera a few times, but each time she looked me right in the eye, was fully present and laughed whole-heartedly. I adored her. I’m heartbroken for her family. Let’s all send them love.” Kathy Griffin: “I had the opportunity to work with the one and only #nayarivera. So much talent. Deeply saddened and touched. Please, let her have peace, Lord.”Jenna Dewan: “Fly with the angels Naya.”Viola Davis: “Prayers for Naya Rivera’s family. Man….can we have a “Do Over ” of 2020. The loss is too much.” Lili Reinhart: “It feels strange to cry and mourn the loss of someone you never knew. But I grew up watching Glee– and Naya Rivera was such a beautiful talent. My heart breaks for her son. Hold on tight to your people right now, if you’re lucky enough to be near them.” Kehlani: “The reason songbird by Fleetwood Mac is one of my favorite songs ever is because of the glee soundtrack version. She transformed it. Rest Easy Naya Rivera. God cover and hold her loved ones!” Hayley Kiyoko: “Absolutely devastating I’m so sorry for Naya’s family, her son, and friends … just awful”Tamera Mowry-Housley: “Can’t believe I’m writing this. My heart. So many emotions. So many memories. My mind did not want to accept this. My sweet Naya. I love you. Will always love you. I’ll never forget your sweet smile, your amazing voice, and your warmth and love that has always welcomed me. I knew as early as 9 years old you were going to grace us with so much talent and so much beauty. I’m so grateful to have been blessed with your presence for over 20 years. You took my breath away and always will. Another angel has gained her wings. My heart goes out to the Rivera family.”  Tia Mowry: “My Naya! I became apart of your world through my brother @tahj_mowry. You guys used to hit the pavement auditioning together and booking jobs together. I’ve known your beautiful spirit since the age of 6. You quickly became family. Just some of my favorite memories- you helping my sister and myself look for a place to live when my parents kicked Tamera and I out of the house at 25. Us hitting L.A. night life together with @tahj_mowry and going to parities introducing me to the most wild drink I’ve ever had and you laughing at me because I couldn’t handle it. I will never forget asking you to shoot an episode of my cooking show Tia Mowry at Home and you saying yes without hesitation. Or us walking together to our cars on the paramount lot after a long hard day of work. We were both so stoked that we had television shows on the same lot. I love you. Your smile will always be the most beautiful smile. Rest my love. You are now a beautiful angel.” Josh Gad: “Sick to my stomach. RIP #nayarivera.” Alyssa Milano: “‘Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.’ ~Naya Rivera Rest with the angels, Naya.”Ashley Benson: “RIP sweet Naya.” Danielle Fishel Karp: “My heart hurts for this beautiful boy and Ms. Rivera’s entire family. Seeing her sing this song I sing to my own son really hit me in the gut.”Nick Bolton: “Naya and I were acquaintances at best, but I am heartbroken. My favorite memory will always be dancing with her at @HeatherMorrisTV’s wedding while she was pregnant with Josey. She was so happy. I know he was her world. Please pray for her family and friends. #RIPNayaRivera.”Josh Sussman: “Naya, you will be missed so much.” Janel Parrish: “Rest In Peace and power, Naya.” By Danielle LongCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Presley Ann/Getty Images for Libertine(LOS ANGELES) — Celebrities have taken to social media to commemorate Naya Rivera in the wake of her tragic passing. The actress, best known for her role as Santana Lopez on the musical dramedy Glee, was confirmed dead after she went missing while boating with her young son on Lake Piru in California on July 8. She was 33. Since the announcement, Rivera’s former Glee costars, as well as friends and other celebrities have shared their condolences. Demi Lovato: “RIP Naya Rivera. I’ll forever cherish the opportunity to play your girlfriend on Glee. The character you played was groundbreaking for tons of closeted queer girls (like me at the time) and open queer girls, and your ambition and accomplishments were inspiring to Latina women all over the world. My heart goes out to your loved ones at this time..”Chris Colfer: “How can you convey all your love and respect for someone in one post? How can you summarize a decade of friendship and laughter with words alone? If you were friends with Naya Rivera, you simply can’t. Her brilliance and humor were unmatched. Her beauty and talent were otherworldly. She spoke truth to power with poise and fearlessness. She could turn a bad day into a great day with a single remark. She inspired and uplifted people without even trying. Being close to her was both a badge of honor and a suit of armor. Naya was truly one of a kind, and she always will be. Sending all my love to her wonderful family and her beautiful son.” Jane Lynch: “Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family.” Darren Criss: “She was bold. She was outrageous. She was a LOT of fun. Naya made me laugh like no one else on that set. I always said it while we were working together and I’ve maintained it ever since. Her playful, wicked sense of humor never ceased to bring a smile to my face. She played by her own rules and was in a class of her own. She had a brashness about her that I couldn’t help but be enchanted by. I also always loved her voice, and savored every chance I got to hear her sing. I think she had more talent than we would have ever been able to see. I was constantly moved by the degree to which she took care of her family, and how she looked out for her friends. She showed up for me on numerous occasions where she didn’t have to, and I was always so grateful for her friendship then, as I certainly am now. And even as I sit here, struggling to comprehend, gutted beyond description- the very thought of her cracks me up and still brings a smile to my face. That was Naya’s gift.  And it’s a gift that will never go away. Rest in peace you wild, hilarious, beautiful angel.”Kevin McHale: “My Naya, my Snixxx, my Bee. I legitimately can not imagine this world without you.•7 years ago today, she and I were together in London when we found out about Cory. We were so far away, but I was so thankful that we had each other. A week ago today we were talking about running away to Hawaii. This doesn’t make sense. And I know it probably never will.•She was so independent and strong and the idea of her not being here is something I cannot comprehend. She was the single most quick-witted person I’ve ever met, with a steel-trap memory that could recall the most forgettable conversations from a decade ago verbatim. The amount of times she would memorize all of those crazy monologues on Glee the morning of and would never ever mess up during the scene… I mean, she was clearly more talented than the rest of us. She was the most talented person I’ve ever known. There is nothing she couldn’t do and I’m furious we won’t get to see more.•I’m thankful for all the ways in which she made me a better person. She taught me how to advocate for myself and to speak up for the things and people that were important to me, always. I’m thankful for the times I grew an ab muscle from laughing so hard at something she said. I’m thankful she became like family. I’m thankful that my dad happened to have met her weeks before I did and when I got Glee, he told me to “look out for a girl named Naya because she seemed nice.” Well dad, she was nice and she became one of my favorite people ever.•If you were fortunate enough to have known her, you’ll know that her most natural talent of all was being a mother. The way that she loved her boy, it was truly Naya at her most peaceful. I’m thankful that Naya got that beautiful little boy got back on that boat. I’m thankful he will have a strong family around him to protect him and tell him about his incredible mom.I just hope more than anything that her family is given the space and time to come to terms with this. For having such tiny body, Naya had such a gigantic presence, a void that will now be felt by all of us – those of us who knew her personally and the millions of you who loved her through your TVs. I love you, Bee.” NeNe Leakes: “I was praying for a miracle! I wanted you to come home to your baby so bad. This hurts! I will hold the memories close to my heart and remember the good times, the laughs and the way we would cut up on set. Those were fun times! Please pray for Naya’s family.”last_img read more

Long tow to Lee County pays off for Mullen

first_imgChad Giberson and Dakota Simmons led the field to green in the 20-lap Budweiser IMCA Modified feature, with Simmons grabbing the initial lead on John Oliver Jr. and Dennis LaVeine. Josh Barnes denied Jacob Houston for a Discount Tire & Service IMCA Sport Compact victory of his own. By Brian Neal Oliver used the momentum off the top to grab the top spot on lap five. Mullen made it a three-car battle for the lead then on lap eight passed Oliver Jr. to take away the top spot. Abe Huls was the Donnellson Tire & Service IMCA Stock Car winner and Daniel Fellows prevailed from a three-wide tussle with the lead and the victory in the Roberts Tire Center IMCA Northern SportMods.  The one and only caution of the race appeared on the next lap. On the restart, Mullen jumped back out front with Michael Long and Oliver close behind. Long tried to keep pace over the final half of the race but Mullen was able to hold on to score his first-ever win at Donnellson.  DONNELLSON, Iowa (April 19) – Mike Mullen made the long tow from Wisconsin pay off by winning Friday’s IMCA Modified main event at Lee County Speedway. last_img read more

One killed, six injured in stabbing attack at Hamburg supermarket

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(HAMBURG, Germany) — At least one person is dead and six injured in a knife attack in a Hamburg, Germany, supermarket.The attacker entered the supermarket in the Barmbek region on Friday and “suddenly started stabbing customers,” according to Hamburg Police. Police said they arrested a suspect after he fled from the store.Hamburg Police said the suspect is a 26-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates. Officials could not determine the motive of the attacker, and the suspect’s nationality was still being clarified by officials as of Friday afternoon.A 50-year-old German male was killed in the attack, police said, and a 54-year-old woman and four men (ages 64, 57, 56 and 19 years old), suffered stabbing injuries. Hamburg Police said a 35-year-old man was injured while trying to overpower the suspect.A police official said to the BBC when asked whether the incident was a terror attack: “We are at an early stage of the investigation… At the moment we can’t rule anything out. We are investigating all avenues.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more