Tag: Mass

Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, rival rallies turn deadly

Two anti-government protesters were killed in clashes with security forces in the Iraqi capital on Friday, hours after thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr rallied separately to demand the ouster of US troops. Four NGO workers, three of them French nationals, were also reported missing in Baghdad, rocked since October by a youth-dominated protest movement demanding a government overhaul, early elections and more accountability. More than 470 people have died in protest-related violence since October, most of them demonstrators, and violence has spiked this week. On Friday, one protester was struck in ... Read more

Startup raises money from Jeb Bush and Bill Gates to stop mass shootings – Axios

Evolv Technology, a Waltham, Mass.-based developer of weapons screening systems for large crowds, raised $30 million in Series C funding from such backers as Jeb Bush and Bill Gates. Why it matters: We live in the age of mass shootings, in which attending school or a concert is potentially fatal. Evolv is an alternative to traditional, “one-person-at-a-time” metal detectors, able to simultaneously screen large flows of people, including at Lincoln Center and select schools in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Jeb Bush? Yup, he has a new merchant banking firm called Finback Investment Partners, and Evolv is its first deal. Bush’s partner, ... Read more

Mass murder in the Old Testament – Ilana Reimer

Photo by Hasan Almasi ILANA REIMER “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’” I hate verses like these in the Bible. I know I’m not the only one. It’s passages like this that make people either reject Scripture or reject God. A good God couldn’t possibly kill ... Read more

Australia’s Military Races to Aid Mass Evacuation | Voice of America

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Tens of thousands of holidaymakers raced to evacuate popular seaside towns on Australia’s east coast Wednesday, fleeing ahead of advancing bushfires, as military ships and helicopters planned missions to rescue thousands more trapped by the blazes. Long queues formed outside supermarkets and gas stations near high-danger areas as residents and tourists sought supplies to either hunker down or escape, but many shops and fuel stations had run out of supplies. Major roads were closed because of fire risks, leaving motorists only a handful of escape routes causing lengthy traffic jams. More than 50,000 people were without power ... Read more

It Could Take Cali Decades To Recover from Census Discovery of Mass Exodus

Commentary Lifestyle Ivan Ivanovich Dan / ShutterstockA homeless man sleeps along the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. (Ivan Ivanovich Dan / Shutterstock) The exodus from California is very real, and it now looks like the state will pay the price for chasing away so many residents. Besides the costly implications of fleeing consumers and capital, California now also stands to lose an entire congressional seat thanks to slow growth and migration out of the Golden State. The change could come as a result of the 2020 U.S. Census, which would detail exactly what the population shift in California looks ... Read more

Despite Su-57 Crash, Russia Plans for Mass Delivery of New Fighter Jet in 2020 – The Diplomat

Asia Defense | Security Russia’s defense industry still plans for the first large-scale deliveries of the Su-57 in serial configuration next year. Advertisement The Russian Air Force is still expected to receive the first batch of serial-produced Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft, Russia’s first purported indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter, in 2020, according to a senior Russian defense industry official. “Large-scale work awaits us in 2020 to stabilize the aircraft industry,” the head of Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, was quoted as saying on December 26 by TASS news agency. “The first large-scale deliveries of the fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft will begin.” A Su-57 crashed ... Read more

Southern California Catholics to unite in mass for immigrants

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Catholics across Southern California are being called to pray for immigrants at a special mass on Saturday amid a contentious immigration climate that has seen children separated from their parents at the border and Mexican nationals killed in a mass shooting in Texas. It is the eighth year that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has held the Mass in Recognition of all Immigrants, but Archbishop José H. Gomez noted in a statement that this year’s service has particular relevance. “In light of the tensions in our country and the mass shooting in El Paso, ... Read more