Spanish Police Confirm Killing Younes Abouyaaqoub The Van Driver In The Barcelona Terror Attack

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Spanish police say they have shot and killed Younes Abouyaaqoub, the man identified as the driver in a deadly van attack in Barcelona last week.

Police shot Abouyaaqoub near Subirats, west of Barcelona, on Monday afternoon after being alerted to the presence of a suspicious man.

Authorities gave few immediate details of the incident, saying the suspect was wearing what seemed to be a suicide belt. A bomb disposal robot was dispatched to approach the man’s body after he was shot down, police said.

Abouyaaqoub had been the focus of an extensive international manhunt after authorities said he used a van to mow down pedestrians in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas promenade on Thursday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 120 others.

Police also said he stabbed a driver to death and hijacked his car on Thursday night in his getaway.

“The Catalan police have shot dead Younes Abouyaaqoub, driver of the van and direct perpetrator of the attack in Barcelona on Thursday causing the death of 14 people,” Carles Puigdemont, president of the Catalonia region, told reporters on Monday.

International probe still open

Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego, reporting from Barcelona, said that a female resident of Subirats had tipped off police, after spotting a man who was acting suspiciously.

As they approached the man in question, he reportedly lifted his shirt to show an explosive belt, prompting police to shoot him.

Earlier on Monday, authorities had said they now had evidence that Abouyaaqoub, 22, drove the van that ploughed down the Las Ramblas promenade, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

“He was the only person who was still at large and had been a prime person of suspect,” Al Jazeera’s Gallego said.

The other suspects in a cell of 12 people thought to be behind the attack have been arrested, shot by police or killed in an explosion at a house in Catalonia a day before Thursday’s van attack.

The attack in Barcelona was linked to another outburst of violence hours later in the resort down of Cambrils, further down the Mediterranean coastline from Barcelona.

A car crashed into passers-by there, and attackers reportedly got out to tried and stab people. Five suspects were shot dead, while a Spanish woman died in the attack, which was also claimed by ISIL.

Imam’s death confirmed

Following the confirmation of Abouyaaqoub’s death, Spanish police said that the operation into the Barcelona cell remained open, including at international level.

“Today the 12 names that we have always referred to are in the hands of the justice system, or sadly, as a result of their actions, have been killed,” Josep Lluis Trapero, Catalan police chief, told reporters, on Monday.

“But we have said that we were opening up the range of relations in the international field, and this will develop in the coming weeks,” he said, adding that the operation was not closed.

Trapero also confirmed that the imam believed to have been the ringleader of the cell had been killed in an accidental explosion at the suspects’ bomb factory.

Asked whether Abdelbaki Es Satty had died in the blast on Wednesday that precipitated the attacks, Trapero said: “It is confirmed,” adding “the remains of the imam were there”, in the house in Alcanar that exploded.

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/man-shot-search-barcelona-van-attack-suspect-170821144103455.html

 

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Justin Gatlin: “I Apologise For Any Wrongdoings Or Any Black Eyes I Brought Onto The Sport”

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Controversial 100 metre world champion Justin Gatlin has made his first public apology about the furore caused by his doping bans, in an exclusive interview with ITV News.

The American also said the booing he received at this month’s London championships hurt, but helped motivate him to beat Usain Bolt.

The sprinter has served two drug bans and has received criticism for reportedly not showing remorse for his actions.

Gatlin was first banned in 2001 for taking a banned supplement for Attention Deficit Disorder, which he had been using since childhood.

He was given an early reinstatement by world athletics’ governing body the IAAF the following year who also accepted at the time that Gatlin had not cheated.

He was banned again in 2006 after testing positive for the steroid testosterone. Gatlin maintains to this day that this was as a result of sabotage by a disaffected member of his team.

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Justin Gatlin gave an exclusive interview to ITV News Correspondent Steve Scott. Credit: ITV News

The American athlete says he wrote a letter of apology to the IAAF years ago – however he told ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott that if people want a public apology then they can have one.

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (left) and USA’s Justin Gatlin after the Men’s 100m Final. Credit: PA

“If they wanted an official apology, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I apologise for any wrongdoings or any black eyes I brought onto the sport, I love the sport that’s why I’ve come back to run and try to run to the best of my ability and for that I’ve worked hard to right my wrongs”.

Being presented with a gold medal for the 100m World Championships should have been a career highlight for Justin, instead it was marred with jeering and booing from the crowd in London, which the athlete admits “did hurt”.

He said: “It did hurt because I’m not there for myself, I’m up there for my country, I’m up there for my supporters, I didn’t do it for myself. Especially when I was at the starting line I wasn’t there for me. I was there for people back at home watching who weren’t able to come.

“Maybe the boos were for me but standing on the podium was for the people who have loved me and my country that I love,” said Gatlin.

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Gold medalist Justin Gatlin stands between Christian Coleman (L) of the United States and bronze medalist Usain Bolt. Credit: PA

The American star said he had to overcome his concern about what people thought about him before he came back to running:

“I wanted people to respect me, to love me, to know that I’m a hard worker like anybody else.

“I felt like sometimes that fell on deaf ears, and it took away from my focus of being a runner because I was so consumed by what people would think about me and judging me, that I really had to just dial-in and just focus on being a runner and let natural talent do all the talking.”

There has been friendly rivalry between the much-loved Usain Bolt and the 35 year old throughout their careers but with Bolt now retiring, public forgiveness might be easier to come-by.

Gatlin is next due to compete at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich this week.

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50 Cent Admits On Instagram That He Leaked Episodes Of Power 

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After receiving some positive news about Power’s ratings, executive producer 50 Cent took to Instagram on Wednesday (August 16) to celebrate the show’s success. In the caption, he seemingly fesses up to leaking three Power episodes as well.

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“POWER Ratings up another 10 percent for episode 408,” he wrote. “They glad I leaked the shit now. LOL #SAVAGELIFE Now watch what I do on BET. #50Centralbet.”

Given 50 Cent’s tendency to joke around, his comment about leaking the episodes could’ve easily been his way of goading the people at STARZ. The Queens rap vet has yet to clarify any of his statements.

50 first alluded to the leak on Sunday (August 13) when he wrote on Instagram, “STARZ thinks I leaked my own show.”

Although 50 may be joking, STARZ is taking the leak seriously. The network revealed its plans to launch a forensic investigation to nab the culprit and is fully prepared to take legal action against the person or persons responsible for the incident.

Source: http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.44403/title.50-cent-casually-takes-responsibility-for-power-leak

 

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Changes That You Should Know About This Years A-Level Qualifications

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Thousands of teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their A-and AS-level results today. But, in England, there have been changes to this year’s A-level qualifications – the BBC News website sets out the changes.


What is different about this year’s A-levels in England?

Under the new system, students sit all A-level exams at the end of two years of study, instead of taking modular exams throughout the course.

AS-level results no longer count towards A-level grades. No subject will have more than a 20% coursework component and most courses will be assessed entirely through exams.

Resits will still be available, but January exams will be scrapped, so students will have to wait until May/June of the following year for a chance to improve their grades.


Why was this change brought in?

The change was brought in by the former Education Secretary Michael Govewith, the intention of making the exams more “fit for purpose” – or harder.

The new AS- and A-levels syllabuses have been phased in across schools in England from September 2015.

The DfE says: “The content for the new A-levels has been reviewed and updated. Universities played a greater role in this for the new qualifications than they did previously.”


What is happening to AS-levels?

The AS-level is being decoupled from the A-level, which means it operates as a stand-alone qualification and the results do not count towards A-level grades – although in Wales and Northern Ireland, they will still count towards an overall A-level mark.

Provisional figures from the Department for Education show that the number of entries for AS subjects has fallen by 42% this summer.

Association of School and College Leaders general secretary Geoff Barton said it “sounded the death knell for AS-levels”.

“The great benefit of the old system was that it gave students a broader range of knowledge and allowed them to keep their options open for longer,” he said.

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“The decision to decouple these qualifications was an entirely unnecessary reform, which is narrowing the curriculum and reducing student choice.”


Which subjects are being phased in when?

This year, new A-level qualifications were taken in:

  • art and design
  • biology
  • business
  • chemistry
  • computer science
  • economics
  • English language
  • English language and literature
  • English literature
  • history
  • physics
  • psychology
  • sociology

Next summer, candidates will sit the new A-level qualifications in the following subjects:

ancient languages (classical Greek, Latin)

  • dance
  • drama and theatre
  • geography
  • modern foreign languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • music
  • physical education
  • religious studies

In the summer of 2019, new exams will be sat in:

  • accounting
  • ancient history
  • ancient languages (biblical Hebrew A-level only)
  • classical civilisation
  • design and technology
  • electronics
  • environmental science
  • film studies
  • further mathematics
  • geology
  • government and politics
  • history of art (A-level only)
  • law
  • mathematics
  • media studies
  • modern foreign languages (Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, Japanese, modern Hebrew, Panjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Urdu)
  • modern foreign languages (Chinese, Italian, Russian)
  • music technology
  • philosophy
  • statistics

Read on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40946785

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New 10 Pound Polymer Bill Will Enter Circulation On September 14 2017

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On 18 July 2017 – the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death – the new, plastic £10 note was formally unveiled.

Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817 and is buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral. The new note “will recognise her universal appeal and enduring contribution to English literature”, Winchester Cathedral said in a statement concerning the launch.

Production of the new £10 polymer note began last August and the Bank Of England has already printed more than 275 million notes, but they’re will go into circulation on Thursday September 14th.

“There can be no better place to unveil the new £10 banknote, featuring Jane Austen, and there can be no better time than today, the 200th anniversary of her death,” Bank of England governor Mark Carney said at the launch.

 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW £10 NOTE

  • The new note will enter circulation on Thursday September 14.
  • Production of the new £10 polymer note began last August and the Bank has already printed more than 275 million notes, but they’re not quite ready to launch yet.
  • The new note will be smaller than the current one – but larger than the new fiver. The size ratios will be the same as the ones between the old paper fiver and paper tenner.
  • It will be made of Polymer, the same materials as the new five pound note.
  • The new plastic £5 note sent collectors into a spin as they searched for special editions of the polymer bill – and history could well repeat in the autumn when the Jane Austen £10 hits cash machines across the country.
  • Collectors scrambled to pick up rare editions at the time – with low serial numbers selling for hundreds.
  • The Bank of England is currently looking into ways to make its new notes tallow-free. Saying it will “work closely with banknote polymer suppliers to determine what alternatives might be available”.

Source:  http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/new-10-pound-note-release-9034532

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New Vaccine Could Be The Cure For Heroin Addiction.

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The heroin epidemic just may finally have the answer it has been searching to find for years. If you’ve been following the process, a vaccine was invented a few years ago. It was tried on rhesus monkeys and it appears to have done very well. The vaccine just might be available for humans soon.

How does a vaccine help with heroin addiction? It actually blocks the heroin. That means the vaccine will keep the user from getting high. So, they won’t bang anymore heroin if it’s not going to do anything. That could eventually cure an addict.

They’ll still have the stuff going through them though. Could it lead to overdoses since the user might be inclined to do more heroin if they can’t get high? I’m sure this and other questions are concerns that researchers have to face.

But they feel good about their vaccine. The research is the product of the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in which Kim Janda is the study leader.

“This validates our previous rodent data and positions our vaccine in a favorable light for anticipated clinical evaluation,” said Janda. “We believe this vaccine candidate will prove safe for human trials.”

Heroin

There are other studies for different drugs like fentanyl that is responsible for so many deaths these days. That would be a great drug to beat with so many overdoses that are in the news every day. But will a vaccine be the answer?

It certainly seems possible. The addict has to want it first, which I believe there are many addicts out there who want to quit. They just don’t have the ability. Once they start seeing the effects in action, they can use their resources to buy drugs as resources to get off of drugs. It’s definitely worth a shot that could save someone’s life one day.

Source: http://healthskillet.com/a-vaccine-might-be-coming-that-will-cure-heroin-addiction/

 

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Four Company Employees Have Been Arrested In India, For leaking Episode 4 From Season Seven Of Game Of Thrones

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Those arrested are company employees who possessed official credentials giving them access to the episodes.

Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode of Game Of Thrones before it aired in the country.

Authorities received a complaint and police have “arrested four individuals for unauthorised publication of the fourth episode from season seven”.

All four unidentified suspects are or were at one point workers of a Mumbai-based company responsible for storing and processing the TV show’s episodes.

Prime Focus Technology, a content company hired by the country’s Star India channel – where the show is broadcast – accepted the fault had come from inside their offices, and filed the complaint to the police.

“This is the first time in the history of Star India that an incident of this nature has occurred,” the channel said in statement.

“We are deeply grateful to the police for their swift and prompt action. We believe that valuable intellectual property is a critical part of the development of the creative industry and strict enforcement of the law is essential to protecting it.”

Links to the fourth episode of season 7 appeared on a discussion board on Reddit on 4 August, two days before the episode’s premiere, and were later removed – but a low-resolution video file was uploaded to pirate websites.

The four have been accused of criminal breach of trust and computer-related offences and will be detained until 21 August awaiting investigation.

Game Of Thrones has been the target of several hacks lately, and is officially the most pirated show in TV history.

HBO learned on Sunday more episodes of some of its prime shows had been leaked online, including unaired episodes of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

“We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released,” the network said.

“It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention,” it added.

Source: http://news.sky.com/story/four-arrested-in-india-over-game-of-thrones-leak-10989270

 

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