Honor Bound, Starring Anthony Laciuera, Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Set against the bonds of baseball and moving between 1968 and 1992, Honor Bound tells the story of an ambitious young reporter who tries to uncover secrets about a respected, retired doctor. Related Shows Laciuera is joined in the cast by Ross DeGraw, Christine Marie Heath, Justin R.G. Holcomb and Nicole M. Carroll. Honor Bound View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 19, 2014 The New York premiere of Albert J. Repicci’s drama Honor Bound celebrates its official opening night on May 14 at St. Luke’s Theatre. The play stars Boardwalk Empire’s Anthony Laciuera and is directed by Josh Iacovelli.last_img

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s Bright Star Shoots for Great White Way After D.C.

first_img View Comments Bright Star Bright Star, the musical collaboration of Emmy and Grammy winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, will play a limited engagement in Washington, D.C. later this year. Walter Bobbie directs the production, which previously lit up San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in 2014. The show is expected to head to Broadway in spring 2016.D.C. performances will run from December 2 through January 10, 2016 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre, with a cast to be announced shortly. No word yet on dates or theater for the subsequent Great White Way engagement.The musical, which features music by Martin and Brickell, lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives.The Old Globe production starred Carmen Cusack as Alice and A.J. Shively as Billy, along with Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour, Wayne Duvall, Hannah Elless, Jeff Hiller, Kate Loprest, Wayne Alan Wilcox and Libby Winters. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016last_img read more

Poptab Cash

first_imgFor the past 13 years, seventh- and eighth-grade Georgia 4-H’ers have collected the tabs from aluminum cans to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year, 13,181 pounds of tabs were collected, and $5,425 was donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia.To date, junior-level Georgia 4-H’ers have donated a total of $93,462 for the charity by collecting and selling 157,317 pounds of tabs. The community service project is one of many that culminates each year at the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference. This year’s conference was held Nov. 14-15 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia.The 4-H’ers also conducted community service projects focused on helping U.S. military troops and their families. Coupons were collected to send to overseas military personnel through the Coups for Troops program, $569.87 was donated to the Pets for Vets program and 6,299 items were donated to fill Christmas stockings for military troops who will spend the holiday away from home. Georgia 4-H’ers also collected 113 coats for needy children in Ben Hill County, Georgia.“These service projects, which were designed by 4-H’ers, provided participants with the opportunity to exhibit generosity and benevolence,” said Lori Bledsoe, program development coordinator for Georgia 4-H’s Northwest District. The students also attended workshops during the conference that were focused on building leadership, learning science and engineering, and preventing distracted driving. Junior 4-H’ers also heard from guest speakers, including 4-H alumni who are interning in Washington, D.C., and Col. Tom Torrance, a retired U.S. Army officer and former Georgia 4-H’er who shared how 4-H impacted his 30-year military career. For more information about the Georgia 4-H program, contact your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Tuxtla Group Will Seek to Coordinate Police and Prosecutors in Anti-Drug Fight

first_imgBy Dialogo October 27, 2011 The Tuxtla Group, made up of Central America, Mexico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, will seek to modernize and coordinate their police and prosecutors in order to combat organized crime, especially drug trafficking, according to an agreement reached at a ministerial meeting on October 24. Foreign ministers and deputy foreign ministers from the countries belonging to this Mesoamerican dialogue mechanism concluded a meeting in the Mexican city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Chiapas, southeastern Mexico), where they established the terms of the document they will take to the organization’s thirteenth presidential summit, to be held in early November. Among the projects that will be debated at the summit are “modernizing and coordinating the police, the prosecutors at the regional level, intelligence, and exchange of information,” the Salvadoran deputy foreign minister, Carlos Castañeda, said at a press conference at the end of the meeting. The Guatemalan foreign minister, Haroldo Rodas, for his part, declared that the presidents will analyze 8 projects selected from a group of 22 debated at the International Security Conference held two months previously in Guatemala. “They’re projects that are already prepared with their financial costs. The presidents are going to be informed about the results we have,” Rodas said, stressing that the issue of “drug trafficking and organized crime is one of the most important in the region.” Drug trafficking in Central America, Rodas added, has had a renaissance because it is no longer only a transit area, but also the site of different events that make this set of problems affecting the region “much more complicated.” The Mexican foreign minister, Patricia Espinosa, specified that “actions combating transnational organized-crime groups in the areas of drug trafficking, chemical precursors, money laundering, and arms trafficking” will be debated. Upon opening the meeting, Espinosa had emphasized that organized crime represents a “threat” to the region’s institutions and its democratic consolidation. The governor of Chiapas, Juan Sabines, proposed creating a document that would enable Central Americans to enter Mexico, making it possible to combat human trafficking and restrain the abuses suffered by thousands of immigrants who attempt the crossing. “The commitment is to be able to have a joint agreement and that they (the Central Americans) also issue a document and that a visa should not be a pretext to keep them from entering the country,” Sabines told the press. This would respond to a “security problem for Mexico and a human-rights issue,” he added. The meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Costa Rica, Enrique Castillo; Nicaragua, Samuel Santos; and Panama, Roberto Henríquez. Belize, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Honduras were represented at the level of deputy foreign ministers. The Tuxtla Group, which has had various names and which the countries of the region have joined over time, was created in 1991 as a forum for articulating shared projects to benefit the Mesoamerican peoples. At the previous summit, held a year ago in the Colombian city of Cartagena, the communiqué was also dominated by the issue of drug trafficking, especially condemnation of the United States as the world’s chief consumption market.last_img read more

No Syrian Refugee ‘Tent City’ Coming To Long Island, Insists Local Aid Group

first_img“While I do not support current resettlement efforts for Syrian refugees in the U.S., I do want to voice my support for overseas activities to provide humanitarian aid for these migrants,” King told his fellow Republican. The United States, a country founded by immigrant colonists, has a long history of accepting refugees—taking in nearly 70,000 annually, according to the U.S. Office of Refuge Resettlement, with more than 4,000 resettling in New York State. Since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the United States has resettled 784,000 refugees, according to the independent nonprofit Migration Policy Institute. The organization found that only three of those refugees—less than half a percent—“have been arrested for planning terrorist activities—and it is worth noting two were not planning an attack in the United States and the plans of the third were barely credible.” MPI stresses that the resettlement process is so arduous, it’s unlikely a terrorist would hide among refugees to enter the United States. “The most common arguments against resettling more Syrian refugees, made by some Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress, is that the resettlement program could be a path for infiltration into the United States by ISIS or other terrorists,” states MPI. “But the refugee resettlement program is the least likely avenue for a terrorist to choose. Refugees who are selected for resettlement to the United States go through a painstaking, many-layered review before they are accepted. The FBI, Department of Homeland Security, State Department, and national intelligence agencies independently check refugees’ biometric data against security databases. The whole process typically takes 18 to 24 months, with high hurdles for security clearance.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski[dropcap]A[/dropcap] Catholic nonprofit that helps war refugees, sex trafficking victims, and the oppressed resettle on Long Island says there are currently no plans to bring Syrian refugees to the region. Not only are there no plans to bring Syrian refugees to LI, but there are currently zero applications for resettlement in Nassau and Suffolk counties, says Umberto Mignardi, a spokesperson for the nonprofit Catholic Charities, a ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre that provides basic care to immigrants, the poor, and other destitute individuals. His emphatic response comes amid growing trepidation among local residents, fueled by emails warning friends about a supposed “tent city” being constructed in Amityville to aid those fleeing the war-torn country, Mignardi tells the Press.Since the coordinated terror attacks in Paris that killed 129 and injured more than 300 people across the City of Lights last Friday, Catholic Charities, a national agency, has been flooded with phone calls from residents and elected officials concerned about Syrian refugees coming to Long Island. Europe has been besieged by an unprecedented number of refugees and migrants attempting to escape conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, with hundreds of thousands applying for asylum or embarking on perilous and often fatal treks across land and sea to various countries’ borders, resulting in a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. The Obama administration announced earlier this year that it would welcome up to 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States, a tiny fraction of the more than 12 million displaced and estimated 4 million refugees who’ve fled the four-year civil war and related atrocities there committed by the self-declared Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including mass killings, executions, beheadings, bombings, torture, abductions, mutilations, massacres, crucifixions, slavery and systemic rape. A June 2015 report by the United Nations’ refugee agency, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, puts the number of people displaced by war and persecution worldwide at nearly 60 million—the most since World War II. Half of those displaced are children.In the wake of Friday’s attacks, more than two dozen governors across the country and countless lawmakers have come out publicly against the White House’s plan to resettle Syrian refugees. One of the most vocal opponents has been Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), who penned separate letters to President Obama and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) Tuesday expressing “serious concerns” about how federal officials plan to vet these refugees before they settle here. Others outspoken opponents include Republican presidential hopefuls New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie—who told conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt on Monday that he wouldn’t even admit “orphans under 5″—and Donald Trump, who warned on Twitter Tuesday that “refugees from Syria are now pouring into our great country. Who knows who they are—some could be ISIS. Is our president insane?” (For the record, King told MSNBC he’d allow young orphans into the country, reports CNN.)Christie’s counterpart in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, blasted Republicans as playing politics amid the presidential campaign season.“This is an election season, so the silly season has started and the governors can say, ‘I will refuse to let the refugees in,’” Cuomo said Tuesday. “How? How? Where does it say in the state constitution you can refuse a person placed by the federal government? What are you going to [do?] Have your militia fight the federal government at the borders of your state? It’s a pure political statement.”“We have to protect Americans and not lose our soul as America in the process. Right?” he added. “The day America says, ‘Close the gates, build the wall,’ then I say take down the Statue of Liberty because you’ve gone to a different place.”On suburban Long Island, which consistently ranks among the top of “Most Segregated” lists in the country and where affordable housing for its own residents has remained a charged issue for decades—with even the hint of such a project drawing fervent reactions—the prospect of Syrian refugees in Nassau and Suffolk has incited fierce, impassioned rhetoric, with many taking to social media to vent.“Save the puppies!!! Send the refugees home,” spewed a man on News 12 Long Island’s Facebook page beneath a story about more than 100 puppies recently arriving at Port Washington’s North Shore Animal League for adoption.“Soooo how long before the Syrian ‘refugees’ can move into wyndanch rising complex?” snickers another beneath a breaking news piece about Russia’s disclosure it was a terrorist act that brought down a passenger plane over Egypt last month, killing 224 people—Wyandanch Rising being the Town of Babylon’s long-awaited $500 million public/private redevelopment and revitalization project for the primarily minority hamlet. In the wake of the Paris attacks, it’s been Catholic Charities that’s had to field calls—and debunk hysterics—about the rumored refugee encampment in Amityville.“We’ve been getting calls all day about a ‘tent city’ going up in Amityville,” says Mignardi, adding: “I keep telling people we have zero applicants in Nassau and Suffolk county.”Catholic Charities’ two offices on LI—Amityville and Hicksville—received about 100 phone calls Monday and Tuesday from people worried about refugees, he says. Some have been from lawmakers and elected officials who themselves inquired about the tent city rumors; others ask about the agency’s security protocols. Catholic Charities’ mission is to provide clients with essential care, not scrutinize their background, explains Mignardi, adding that the responsibility to screen refugees falls on the federal government. “We’re not the State Department,” he continues, “we don’t interview them.” Although there are no applications for Syrian refugees to come to LI, Catholic Charities has been told by the feds that, if refugees are resettled here in the future, it can expect no more than 15 families. Mignardi says the refugee resettlement process is rigorous, echoing sentiments from various relief agencies assisting refugees. Anyone coming to the United States would go through several layers of security, including more than a dozen background checks.“You have to have interviews at the embassy of your origin,” he explains. “You have to have a family here sponsor you who ultimately is responsible for you, so that you’re not coming here and you’re homeless…it’s a difficult thing to establish.”The entire process could take anywhere from 18 to 24 months, he continues. Syrian refugee children in a Lebanese school classroom. (Photo credit: Russell Watkins/ UK Department for International Development)If the federal government does decide to place any refugees on Long Island, the mostly likely scenario is that they wouldn’t get here until 2017, adds Mignardi. According to the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center, there have been 36 Afghanis, Iraqis and Pakistanis who’ve resettled on Long Island since 2010. Zero Syrians. But the backlash against refugees—Syrians, especially—has erupted on both sides of the Atlantic since the Paris attacks, fueled by reports that one of the gunmen was carrying a Syrian passport and entered Greece within a deluge of other refugees. In recent days, the authenticity of the passport has been scrutinized, and Agence France-Presse reports it may have belonged to a deceased Syrian soldier.Though U.S. and European lawmakers have been raising objections to refugee resettlement plans for months out of concern that ISIS could use the humanitarian crisis as a cover to infiltrate and carry out an attack, it’s reached a fevered pitch in the aftermath of the bloodbath in France. King, chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterintelligence and Terrorism, wrote to Obama Tuesday, requesting he “immediately halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the United States.” “I have serious concerns with recent statements you and officials in your Administration have made regarding security vetting for the Syrian refugee population,” he warned, asserting that until a “top to bottom” review of the current vetting process is complete, the White House must suspend acceptance of refugees. In his letter to Ryan, King threw his support behind the speaker’s plan to establish a task force to address “security threats inherent within this refugee population.” View image | gettyimages.com In France, President Francois Hollande on Wednesday pledged to welcome in 30,000 Syrian refugees, just days after the country was attacked. “France will remain a country of freedom,” he said, as French authorities continued to hunt Wednesday for the alleged mastermind and other accomplices—with a raid in northern France that killed fugitive ISIS commando Abdelhamid Abaaoud. New York-based International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian group tasked with resettling refugees, was forceful in its rebuke of governors who want to close their states’ borders to refugees. “Refugees are the most security vetted population who come to the United States,” the agency said in a statement Tuesday. “Security screenings are rigorous and involve the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the Department of Defense.” “Banning Syrian refugees will not make America safer; it will make refugees more desperate. Syrian refugees are fleeing violence—including by ISIS—and are seeking safety for themselves and for their families,” continues the statement. “We deplore the insinuation in the recent banning orders against Syrian refugees that either they are terrorists, or that it is impossible to separate them from those seeking to come here to commit terrorism.”That plea was reiterated by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, who, standing Tuesday among the thousands of daily refugees entering Presevo, Serbia, deemed it “absolute nonsense” to blame them for terror attacks, stressing they were instead its “first victims.”“It is not the refugee outflows that cause terrorism. It is terrorism, tyranny and war that create refugees,” he stressed.(Featured Photo Credit: Russell Watkins/ UK Department for International Development)last_img read more

Beyond containment, eradication and recovery – What’s next when you’re the victim of a breach

first_imgThis has been a tough month for the industry in terms of data breaches. The most significant incident was the Capital One breach, in which over 100 million consumers were affected. Most businesses have a plan to contain the damage, eradicate the malware and recover the business to a normal state after a breach occurs. However, a critical step is often missed as the business continues to deal with fallout and other issues related to the breach.Learning and improving is a critical, but often neglected phase of incident response. At the very least, every business should hold and document a “lessons learned” meeting with representatives of all parties involved with or affected by a breach incident. It’s not uncommon to find response teams that are so happy to have production running again, that they rest on their laurels and skip this step.This is all about continuous improvement. In the 80s, a tool was developed which is still in use today; it is commonly called the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. The key here is that every time you use the plan, you should identify the strengths and weaknesses and make changes as necessary. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Moto G9 Power With 6,000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

first_imgDetailing specifications, the Moto G9 Power runs on stock Android 10 and features a 6.8-inch HD+ (720×1,640 pixels) IPS display. Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC paired with 4GB RAM. Internal storage is listed to be at 128GB with the option to expand it further using a microSD card (up to 512GB).The Moto G9 Power has a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.79 aperture), a 2-megapixel macro sensor (f/2.4), and an additional 2-megapixel depth sensor(f/2.4). Up front, the phone has a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling.As the name suggests, the biggest highlight is possibly that the Moto G9 Power packs a 6,000mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging. The company touts that the battery can last up to 60 hours. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, and 4G LTE. The phone weighs 221 grams and is 9.66mm thick.- Advertisement – Moto G9 Power has launched as the latest smartphone offering by the company. This phone is said to be the last in the Moto G9 family, which includes the Moto G9, Moto G9 Plus, and Moto G9 Play. The Moto G9 Power has launched in Europe, and it packs a large 6,000mAh battery to keep the phone running longer. It is equipped with a triple camera setup at the back with a 64-megapixel main camera and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC.Moto G9 Power price, saleMotorola UK tweeted to announce the Moto G9 Power. The phone is priced in Europe at EUR 199 (roughly Rs. 17,400) for the lone 4GB RAM + 128GB storage option. The phone has launched in shades of Electric Violet and Metallic Sage. It will be available in selected countries in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East in the coming week. There is no clarity on whether the Moto G9 Power will launch in India or not.Moto G9 Power specifications- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

‘State, what state?’ Lebanese together in solidarity and rage

first_img‘This is it’ Business owners swiftly took to social media, posting offers to repair doors, paint damaged walls or replace shattered windows for free. Abdo Amer, who owns window company Curtain Glass, said he was moved to make such an offer after narrowly surviving the blast.”I had driven by the port just three minutes earlier,” the 37-year-old said.He offered to replace windows for half the price, but said he was fixing some for free given the devastating situation for many families following the Lebanese currency’s staggering devaluation in recent months.”I’ve gotten more than 7,000 phone calls today and I can’t keep up,” said the father of four.”You think the state will take up this work? Actually, let them step down and leave.”Outrage at the government was palpable among volunteers, many of whom blamed government officials for failing to remove explosive materials left at the port for years.”They’re all sitting in their chairs in the AC while people are wearing themselves out in the street,” said Mohammad Suyur, 30, as he helped sweep on Wednesday.”The last thing in the world they care about is this country and the people who live in it.”He said activists were preparing to reignite the protest movement that launched in October.”We can’t bear more than this. This is it. The whole system has got to go,” he said.Topics : ‘Even a smile’ A few civil defense workers could be seen examining building structures but they were vastly outnumbered by young volunteers flooding the streets to help.In small groups, they energetically swept up glass beneath blown-out buildings, dragging them into plastic bags.Others clambered up debris-strewn stairwells to offer their homes to residents who had spent the previous night in the open air.”We’re sending people into the damaged homes of the elderly and handicapped to help them find a home for tonight,” said Husam Abu Nasr, a 30-year-old volunteer.”We don’t have a state to take these steps, so we took matters into our own hands,” he said.Towns across the country have offered to host Beirut families with damaged homes and the Maronite Catholic patriarchate announced it would open its monasteries and religious schools to those needing shelter.Food was quickly taken care of, too: plastic tables loaded with donated water bottles, sandwiches and snacks were set up within hours.”I can’t help by carrying things, so we brought food, water, chocolate and moral support,” said Rita Ferzli, 26.”I think everyone should be here helping, especially young people. No one should be sitting at home — even a smile is helping right now.” By Wednesday, a spontaneous cleanup operation was underway there, a glimmer of youthful solidarity and hope after a devastating night.Wearing plastic gloves and a mask, Fadlallah tossed a shard of glass as long as her arm at the door of the state electricity company’s administrative building that looms over the district. “For me, this state is a dump — and on behalf of yesterday’s victims, the dump that killed them is going to stay a dump,” she told AFP.The blast killed more than 110 people, wounded thousands and compounded public anger that erupted in protests last year against a government seen as corrupt and inefficient. In Beirut’s beloved bar districts, hundreds of young Lebanese ditched beers for brooms on Wednesday to sweep debris in the absence of a state-sponsored cleanup operation following a deadly blast.”What state?” scoffed 42-year-old Melissa Fadlallah, a volunteer cleaning up the hard-hit Mar Mikhail district of the Lebanese capital.The explosion, which hit just a few hundred meters away at Beirut’s port, blew all the windows and doors off Mar Mikhail’s pubs, restaurants and apartment homes on Tuesday. “We’re trying to fix this country. We’ve been trying to fix it for nine months but now we’re going to do it our way,” said Fadlallah.”If we had a real state, it would have been in the street since last night cleaning and working. Where are they?”last_img read more

‘Killing machines’: Charlie Hebdo trial revisits 2015 attack

first_imgTopics : Once the viewing started, some attack survivors left the room in tears.In the box of the accused, some watched while others looked away.Everybody else took in the images of the extreme violence of the attack in shock and icy silence. ‘Inhuman’ “What we’ve just seen is inhuman,” said Caty Richard, a lawyer for one of the civil parties. “They were killing machines.”It was 11:33 am on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, when the Kouachi brothers, Cherif and Said, entered Charlie Hebdo’s premises in Paris and killed 10 people in under two minutes.In total 12 people, including some of France’s most celebrated cartoonists, were gunned down at the scene.The former head of the Paris police’s anti-terror unit, Christian Deau, walked the court through the events, his calm, almost clinical delivery of the facts accentuating the horror of his account.The first of the graphic pictures, taken by police right after their arrival, shows the entrance used by the two brothers just before shooting down the paper’s webmaster, Simon Fieschi, who was later evacuated, seriously injured.In the adjacent room Moustapha Ourrad, a copy editor who worked at Charlie Hebdo for 30 years, is seen dying in a pool of his own blood.A picture of the main conference room shows a tangle of bodies, dead or dying amid printers and stacks of printing paper.In total, 33 bullet cartridges were found at the crime scene, 21 from Cherif Kouachi’s weapon alone.Police found seven rounds in the body of chief editor Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, fired at point-blank range of less than 10 centimeters, Deau said. Execution-styleThe trajectory of the bullets found in the bodies of most of the murdered cartoonists were consistent with execution-style killings from behind, Dead added.Closed-circuit video recordings showed the killers seemingly calm and determined during the attack, and also during their getaway when they casually killed a police officer, Ahmed Merabet, who was already on the ground.Following a sustained exchange of fire with several police units, the two killers abandoned their vehicle whose windows had been shot to pieces.Police later found enough extra weapons in the car to lead them to believe that the brothers may have been planning more attacks, Deau said.Police killed the brothers two days later after a manhunt.Fourteen suspected accomplices are on trial in connection with the Charlie Hebdo attack, and with a related attack on a Jewish supermarket.The killings sparked a series of attacks on French soil, including “lone wolf” attacks by people said to be inspired by the Islamic State group that have since claimed more than 250 lives.Hearings began last week under heavy security as eleven of the suspects faced the court on charges of conspiracy in a terrorist act or association with a terror group.Three others, including the wife of one of the gunmen, are being tried in absentia because they fled to IS-held territory in Syria days before the attacks.The court is to hear the testimony of attack survivors on Tuesday and Wednesday. A Paris court on Monday sat through a viewing of graphic images of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo newsroom attack scene, prompting horrified members of the audience to leave the room in tears.More than five years after the massacre at the satirical paper, the CCTV images and police pictures taken during and right after the attack stirred strong emotions in the courtroom.”Some people may find these scenes disturbing,” warned the court’s presiding judge Regis de Jorna as proceedings got under way.last_img read more

Radio star Luke Bradnam is now selling both his houses

first_imgLuke Bradnam testing out the Gold Coast Bulletin Prize Tinny on the Broadwater Main Beach last year. Picture: Mike BatterhamRADIO star Luke Bradnam of Triple M and Gold FM seems to have some big plans underfoot, with both of his properties currently on the market – and they’re like chalk and cheese.The Channel 9 weatherman has a three bedder in North Ipswich and a waterfront five bedder in Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast, according to CoreLogic records. CoreLogic shot of Bradnam’s North Ipswich property.Records show Bradnam put the Ipswich property on the market for $260,000 – a tidy $200,000 more than he paid in 2002.The house is on a 448sq m block in a suburb where the median price had grown 10.4 per cent in five years. Bradnam’s Broadbeach Waters home has its own tennis court. There’s also a waterfront pool.Bradnam’s home on the Gold Coast was bought for $1.85m 12 years ago, according to CoreLogic data and has so much room it has its own tennis court and pool, plus access to the broadwater. The median price in the area has grown 60.3 per cent in the area in the last five years. No price has been set on the property publicly, with it to come “by negotiation”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoTriple M Brisbane Drive Show’s Luke Bradnam and Ben Dobbins with Agro. Picture: AAP Image/Mark Calleja.last_img read more