AFC silent on accusations of race-baiting by Trotman

first_img-Ramjattan refused to comment; “write what you want”- PattersonThe leadership of the Alliance For Change (AFC), one of the political parties in the coalition government is mum as accusations of race baiting by its co-founder and Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman surfaced.Political commentator and ardent supporter of the AFC Freddie Kissoon accused Trotman of allegedly playing the race card during a public meeting in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), during the lead-up to just-concluded Local Government Elections.President David GrangerRecording     Kissoon alleges he is in possession of a tape with Trotman appealing to race while campaigning in Region 7.According to Kissoon, Trotman’s speech was “hate-filled” and it “manifested the cruelties and sadism of old political culture.”Kissoon expressed that Trotman “does not belong to the future of politics in this tragic land and that goose bumps emerged on my body when Trotman went into his demagogic rage of ethnic loyalty.” Kissoon called on AFC to ensure disciplinary actions are taken against Trotman. Kissoon said he submitted a copy of the tape to the party but when contacted on Saturday, AFC leader Khemraj Ramjattan refused to comment on the matter.   “I don’t do any interviews with >>>Guyana Times,<<<” Ramjattan declared, and hung up his mobile phone. Also contacted was AFC general secretary and Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson who also refused to comment on the matter stating, “no comment, you could write what you like.”Meanwhile political commentator and former government minister Dr Henry Jeffery when asked his opinion on the issue, said he would first like to receive a transcript of the tape before commenting.However he stated that, “if what he (Kissoon) said the tape said and it’s correct, it is somewhat damning.”Prodigal son returnsKissoon noted too that in the tape, which was made available by a senior member of the Team Legacy political party, Trotman indicated that he has rejoined the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR).“He openly told the crowds that although he was a part of the AFC, he never left the struggle and that the Prodigal Son has returned,” Kissoon highlighted. He added that Trotman said that a decade ago while he was launching the AFC with Ramjattan, Trotman evidently had a meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas with David Granger (now President), where they hatched a plan to reinstall the People’s National Congress (PNC) in office by ousting the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).“He then told the crowd that 10 years ago, he and David Granger met in Nassau (The Bahamas) and Granger laid out a plan for Guyana. On the day in 2015 when the election results were made known, Trotman indicated that Mr Granger called him and said to him, ‘Raphael, this is Nassau.’Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanAFC Executive Member Khemraj RamjattanTrotman left the crowds in suspension because he thinks that it is President Granger that should be the first one to reveal what the two of them dialogued on 10 years ago in The Bahamas.“I don’t have a clue what it is but whatever it is, I would suggest you listen to the tape, and when you hear Raphael Trotman speaking at that Bartica LGE public meeting, then what was spoken and planned in The Bahamas 10 years ago has to be frightening, because Trotman doesn’t come across as a powerful politician that will shape a progressive future for Guyana,” Kissoon added.  Team Legacy chairman Ewart Williams when contacted, distanced his party from the recording and the views expressed by Kissoon.According to Williams, whoever provided Kissoon with the copy of the tape clearly did so in his own personal capacity and not on behalf of Team Legacy.last_img read more

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Main Inishowen road closed for bridge repairs today

first_imgThe Mountain Road to Carndonagh will remain closed all day because of vital roadworks.The road will be closed at the North Pole Bar from 8am until 8pm tonight to allow for bridge repair works.Pedestrian access will be allowed to the local Naomh Padraig, Drumfries National School. Diversions are in place and will work both ways on the R238 regional road by Buncrana, Drumfries, Clonmany, Ballyliffin and Carndonagh.Main Inishowen road closed for bridge repairs today was last modified: April 29th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Qatar to play in Asian Cup final after UAE protest dismissed

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Qatar will now play Japan for the title at 6 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) at Zayed Sports City Stadium.The UAE soccer federation can pursue appeals, potentially to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe UAE, which lost to Qatar 4-0 in the semifinals, had questioned whether Almoez Ali and Bassam Al-Rawi meet FIFA’s nationality requirements. MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Matthew Wright on Phoenix’s 4-0 start: Nothing to brag about just yet ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Qatari team line up for the anthems before the AFC Asian Cup semifinal soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Qatar at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar has been cleared to play in Friday’s Asian Cup final after a United Arab Emirates protest about possible ineligible players was rejected.Less than three hours before the final, the Asian Football Confederation published the decision of its disciplinary panel without giving reasons.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Youth Olympics silver medallist judoka Tababi donates competition dress to IOC Museum

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) Youth Olympics silver medallist judoka Thangjam Tababi Devi has donated her competition attire to the International Olympic Committee to be a part of the Olympic Museum in Switzerland. The 16-year old from Manipur created history by winning India’s first ever Olympic level medal in judo, when she won the silver in the women’s 44kg category at the recently concluded Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Tababi was one of two athletes from the Indian contingent who have so far donated an article to the Olympic Museum, which is the largest archive of memorabilia with over 10,000 permanent and temporary exhibits related to the Olympic movement on display. Shooting sensation Saurabh Chaudhary, who won gold in the 10m Air Pistol event, has also donated his pistol to the museum. “I was happy to be invited to donate my judogi (traditional Judo attire)to the Olympic Museum. I immediately called my coach to tell him and he explained what an honour it was for me. I’m happy my performance was recognised and hope this can help make judo more popular in India,” Tababi said. After returning from the Argentine capital, Tababi will head for training with coach Mamuka Kizilashvili at JSW Sports’ Inspire Institute of Sport as she focuses on preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Championships to be held in Jaipur from November 5-10. PTI APA PDSPDSlast_img read more

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Star names left out of Champions League squads

first_imgUEFA Champions League Diego Costa, Reus and the biggest stars left out of Champions League squads Chris Burton 23:00 10/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Diego Costa Chelsea striker Getty UEFA Champions League Chelsea Borussia Dortmund PSG Juventus Liverpool Europe’s premier club competition returns in midweek, but there will be plenty of big-name talents missing for various reasons Champions League action returns on Tuesday as the 2017-18 group stage gets underway.The cream of the European crop will be thrust under the spotlight once again, but there will be some big names missing from the grandest of continental stages.Here, Goal takes a look at a selection of stars to have lost out on a place in their respective club squads – with there a variety of reasons to explain their absence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing DIEGO COSTA – CHELSEA Diego Costa ChelseaChelsea do not want Diego Costa around anymore, and the feeling is clearly mutual.The Spain international was, however, to miss out on a summer move – despite clamouring for a return to Atletico Madrid – and will form no part of Antonio Conte’s European plans as he remains AWOL in Brazil.MARCO REUS – BORUSSIA DORTMUND Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund BundesligaOne of the most highly-rated performers in European football, but Marco Reus is a man who has endured wretched luck on the injury front in recent years.The forward, who famously missed out on Germany’s World Cup triumph in 2014, suffered cruciate ligament damage in May and is still working his way back to fitness.HATEM BEN ARFA – PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN Hatem Ben Arfa PSGHatem Ben Arfa must be cursing his decision to trade Nice for PSG in 2016, with the winger seeing his career derail again just as he had got it back on track.Already restricted to the fringes of the fold prior to this season, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have now arrived in the French capital to provide even fiercer competition and nudge him further down the pecking order.STEPHAN LICHTSTEINER – JUVENTUS Stephan Lichtsteiner JuventusGraced the 2015 Champions League final and was named among the substitutes as Juve lost out to Real Madrid in 2017, but Stephan Lichtsteiner will be playing no part in the competition again any time soon.The veteran Swiss full-back has admitted that his exclusion by Massimiliano Allegri is a “hard blow” and a “huge disappointment”.NATHANIEL CLYNE – LIVERPOOL Nathaniel Clyne LiverpoolJurgen Klopp has sought to assure England international Nathaniel Clyne that he will be part of his European plans if Liverpool progress beyond the group stage, but he has been restricted to a spectator role for now.Clyne has been ruled out of action for “some time” with a back problem picked up during pre-season.JADON SANCHO – BORUSSIA DORTMUND Jadon Sancho Manchester CityJadon Sancho was snapped up in the wake of Ousmane Dembele’s departure to Barcelona and handed the No. 7 jersey vacated by the France international.The exciting forward is, however, just 17 years old and still waiting on his competitive debut in the professional ranks. One for the future in Dortmund, rather than an option for the present.OTHER NOTABLE ABSENTEES Marko Pjaca JuventusAlongside Lichtsteiner at Juventus, Croatia international Marko Pjaca has missed out through injury – although he is another who could be added to the ranks at a later stage.The same applies to Erik Lamela, who is edging his way back to fitness at Tottenham but is in no position at present to aid their Champions League cause.Lazar Markovic would welcome the opportunity to see game time at Liverpool, along with Danny Ings, but both will take a watching brief in Europe – with the former firmly out of favour despite being retained this summer and the latter being carefully nurtured back from another serious knee problem.last_img read more

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Ministry Seeking to Boost Sorrel Production

first_imgThe much-loved sorrel drink has long been a favourite of Jamaicans during the Christmas period. As appetites grow for the taste of this delicious indigenous Jamaican product, so has the need for increased production of the sorrel plant, the sepals of which are used to make the drink. The Government has been working to improve efficiency in harvesting the crop, which will not only help to increase yields but aid in reducing labour costs, which is a major factor impeding productivity. Speaking recently at the opening ceremony for a sorrel harvesting training programme, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, noted that it takes two persons approximately 15 days to harvest one acre of sorrel. This is especially challenging as the Government is also eyeing export markets for the product, which has value-added derivatives. “Sorrel not only provides the drink that Jamaicans love so dearly, but there are other value-added products such as chutney, squashes, jam, cordials, flavoured water and even ice-cream that have made a great hit in the local market and with the Jamaican Diaspora. These products would be much more competitive even on the world market if we could reduce the cost of labour,” he said. Twenty Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) extension officers from across the island took part in the two-day training, where they were equipped with knowledge on production techniques to be transferred to farmers. Experts from the University of Chapingo in Mexico instructed the officers on the correct use of the sorrel harvesting machine, designed and manufactured by the university, to reduce harvesting time and cost.  They also received instruction in colour stabilisation in sorrel and secondary products. According to Specialist in Regional Integration at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture(IICA) Alfredo Valerio, the machine is able to produce up to 40 kilograms per hour of fresh product. He explained that the machine takes the freshly cut branches and strips the calyx (sepals) from the seed pod. This, he said “takes most of the labour out of the equation.” “So, although harvesting is done manually, the machine helps stripping the…flower, keeping it fresh. The machine is able to do more work more rapidly, and production would increase,” he said. Acting Principal Director, Field Services/Operations, RADA, Winston Simpson expressed confidence that the employment of the sorrel harvesting machine would serve to increase productivity. “Once we can reduce the costs by mechanising the reaping, using these machines, then it will definitely impact on the industry and we could triple our production, because our cost of production would definitely be reduced,” he told JIS News. He lamented that 60 per cent of the cost of production for sorrel is labour and this labour intensity tends to drive away the farmers. “Farmers are paying up to $40 a pound just to strip sorrel – just to reap it,” he said. Reaping entails taking the buds from the tree and deseeding them to get the petals, which are normally used to make the end products. Mr. Simpson noted that the country also has the potential to achieve greater yields given that it already produces several varieties of sorrel on a wide scale, though mainly for domestic purposes. These are the Manchester Black, the Clarendon Black, and two varieties of the Bashment, which are reaped three times per year, yielding a tonne per acre. He informed that last year, a little over 1,100 tonnes of sorrel was reaped from 700 hectares of land, noting that mechanisation would yield even greater results. To further boost production, Mr. Simpson said RADA is also encouraging young farmers in particular, to cultivate the product, utilizing marginal lands. Whether enjoyed with a dash of ginger or a shot of rum, sorrel continues to be a drink of choice for many, and with the promise of increased production through the use of technology, Jamaicans and foreigners alike can rest assured of an ample supply of the product to savour for years to come.last_img read more

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PM Holness Calls for Political Unity in Reducing Bureaucratic Culture

first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness says removing the existing bureaucratic culture will help to fast track several projects and grow the economy. Speaking yesterday (April 24) at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 230 housing units as part of the Foreshore Estate development in Delacree Pen, South West St. Andrew, the Prime Minister said there must be unanimous political will. “The only way to get some projects out is if we resolve the bureaucratic culture that we have and it has to be done with political unity. Housing should not be politicized; housing is a right of every single Jamaican, regardless of your political affiliation,” said Mr. Holness. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says removing the existing bureaucratic culture will help to fast track several projects and grow the economy.Speaking yesterday (April 24) at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 230 housing units as part of the Foreshore Estate development in Delacree Pen, South West St. Andrew, the Prime Minister said there must be unanimous political will.“The only way to get some projects out is if we resolve the bureaucratic culture that we have and it has to be done with political unity. Housing should not be politicized; housing is a right of every single Jamaican, regardless of your political affiliation,” said Mr. Holness.He emphasized the need to put an end to the bureaucratic culture as it is a hindrance to growth.“The process of permitting is an obstacle to growth in this country and part of what we have been doing as a government is to make sure that we improve the ease of doing business because we don’t have money to throw at the growth problem. We have something called a fiscal constraint- that fiscal constraint is that we owe more money than we produce in any one year,” said Prime Minister Holness.In the meantime, Mr. Holness noted that there must be an improvement in efficiency which will attract investment and lead to growth in the economy.He emphasized that improved service delivery in the public sector will positively impact the business and investment climate in Jamaica.“Until our public service recognizes that they have to give a premium of speed of doing business so that investments can come here; so that the country can grow; so that country can get more taxes; so that we can pay them better; then we will be constantly stuck in a cycle where we are trying to argue over how much to pay and how much what sector should get, with a pie that is not growing,” stressed Prime Minister Holness.At present the government is engaged in a comprehensive project to transform the public sector to reduce bureaucracy.He added that projects like the Foreshore Estate Ground Breaking can only happen through partnerships.The Prime Minister said the Government is working to build more affordable housing solutions for Jamaicans as part of a strategy to deal with informal settlements.“The squatter problem is not only a function of the unavailability of land; it is really a function of the lack of housing solutions being provided by the formal market. We will solve the squatting problem, because we will build enough houses to meet the demand that is generated yearly,” the Prime Minister said.last_img read more

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Princes Charity Legacy

first_imgMusic legend Prince has passed away, leaving a massive hole in music and the lives of people around the world.As well as being a legend in the pop world, Prince was known as a generous and kind man. In 2007 he launched his 3121 fragrance with a concert and 24 hours of charity fundraising, splitting a portion of the proceeds between City of Hope, Jazz Foundation of America, H.A.L.O., Elevate Hope Foundation, Urban Farming, The Bridge and Edith Couey Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund.He supported the Elton John AIDS Foundation by attending the singer’s annual Academy Awards Viewing Party, and was once voted PETA’s sexiest vegetarian.In 2011, Prince donated $250,000 to Eau Claire Promise Zone in Columbia, South Carolina, a citywide grassroots coalition of community partners committed to doing “whatever it takes” to ensure all of the city’s children are prepared to graduate from college and be successful in their career and in life. And in 2012 he partnered with Rebuild the Dream for a concert in Chicago to support the mobilization of hundreds of thousands of everyday people—from seniors to students, moms, dads, brothers and sisters—who come together to build strong vibrant communities and to fix our economy from the ground up.He performed at many charity events, including Tiger Woods’ annual Tiger Jam, raising money for the Tiger Woods Foundation.“As the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) to which the musical genius of Prince contributed so much, I am deeply saddened by his untimely death,” said Robert L. Johnson, Founder & Chairman of The RLJ Companies, RLJ Entertainment, and the Founder of Black Entertainment Television. “The music world and a world of fans will miss this musical genius. Prince was one of the most brilliant and creative artists and performers, and he was also one of the smartest business music guys I met.“I will miss his idiosyncratic and quirky ways which fascinated me during the times we met when I was running BET, and of course his indelible imprint on the world of music.“Purple Rain is falling all over the world today!”Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

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Mike lawyer quits gets one month for new legal team

first_img Recommended for you #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 30, 2017 – Michael Misick will get a one month extension to reconstruct his legal team after his lead lawyer, Ralphe Thorne, QC quit all of a sudden.The TCI Sun Newspaper broke the story today about Thorne resigning as lead attorney for the former Premier who is engrossed in a corruption allegation trial and who today showed up with a stand in attorney Arian Kayne of the UK –– and his local instructing attorney, Jahmal Misick from Misick and Stanbrook and who asked for two months to rearrange his defense team.Thorne, according to the article authored by TCI Sun Editor in Chief, Hayden Boyce was asked to show up in court today to explain his actions at such a critical juncture in an already laborious trial proceeding.  The Barbadian attorney was not there.   Justice Paul Harrison said he was quite surprised by the move.Both Thorne and Jerome Lynch, QC the legal lead for McAllister Hanchell had been missing since after the Christmas break due to other trial commitments said the story; they had expressed this would be the case in advance.   But this latest development where Thorne has now quit the job of representing, the ex premier is a new matter and Mike Misick, when asked of the situation by Magnetic Media said he has no comment on why the two have parted ways.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Parents say synagogue suspect is part of history of evil

first_img___ Updated: 3:12 PM Posted: April 29, 2019 AP Parents say synagogue suspect is part of ‘history of evil’ AP, center_img April 29, 2019 POWAY, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 19-year-old college student suspected of attacking a Southern California synagogue said Monday that they are shocked and saddened that “he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries.”John T. Earnest’s parents said they raised him and his five siblings in a family, faith and community that rejected hate.“Our son’s actions were informed by people we do not know, and ideas we do not hold,” the parents said in a statement, which didn’t include their names.A gunman on Saturday burst into the Chabad of Poway near San Diego on the last day of Passover, a major Jewish holiday that celebrates freedom, and opened fire with an assault-style rifle, killing a woman and wounding a rabbi and two others.“How our son was attracted to such darkness is a terrifying mystery to us, though we are confident that law enforcement will uncover many details of the path that he took to this evil and despicable act,” the statement said.Earnest’s parents, who are cooperating with investigators, said their sadness “pales in comparison to the grief and anguish our son has caused for so many innocent people.”Earll Pott, a family attorney who issued the statement, said the parents will not provide a legal defense for their son, who will likely be represented by a public defender. They asked for privacy and do not plan to make additional comments until the criminal case is resolved.The FBI said Monday that it received tips on a threatening social media post about five minutes before the attack.The tips to the FBI’s website and phone number included a link to the anonymous post but did not offer specific information about its author or the location of the threat. The FBI said employees immediately tried to determine who wrote the post, but the shooting occurred before they could establish his identity.One of the tipsters told The Associated Press that he called the FBI tip line at 11:15 a.m. Saturday because the post linked to a manifesto that said the author was responsible for a mosque arson in the city of Escondido last month. He says he found online that had the mosque attack had happened and feared the new threat was real.The tipster, who refused to provide his name because of security concerns, said the call with the FBI lasted four or five minutes and the shooting happened soon after. He described the FBI as quick and professional and said he doesn’t know what they could have done.The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m., and police arrested Earnest moments afterward. He is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.The online manifesto written by a person identifying himself as John Earnest was an anti-Jewish screed posted about an hour before the attack. The poster described himself as a nursing school student and praised the suspects accused of carrying out attacks on mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people last month and at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue that killed 11 on Oct. 27.About 100 congregants were worshipping when the gunman killed Lori Kaye, 60, and wounded the synagogue’s rabbi, Yishoel Goldstein; Noya Dahan, 8; and her uncle Almog Peretz.Goldstein said he was preparing for a service and heard a loud sound, turned around and a saw a young man wearing sunglasses standing in front of him with a rifle.“I couldn’t see his eyes. I couldn’t see his soul,” Goldstein said. He raised his hands and lost one of his fingers in the shooting.And then, Goldstein said, “miraculously the gun jammed.”In the moments that followed, Goldstein said he wrapped his bloodied hand in a prayer shawl and addressed congregants gathered outside the building, vowing to stay strong in the face of the deadly attack targeting his community.“We are a Jewish nation that will stand tall. We will not let anyone take us down. Terrorism like this will not take us down,” Goldstein recalled telling the community.Authorities said Earnest had no previous contact with law enforcement and may face a hate crime charge in addition to homicide charges when he’s in court later this week. He was being held without bail.Police searched Earnest’s house in San Diego and said he was also being investigated in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in nearby Escondido, California, on March 24. California State University, San Marcos, confirmed that Earnest was a student who was on the dean’s list.There were indications the AR-type assault weapon might have malfunctioned after the gunman fired numerous rounds inside, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said. An off-duty Border Patrol agent fired at the shooter as he fled, missing him but striking the getaway vehicle, the sheriff said.Earnest called 911 to report the shooting, and when an officer found him on a roadway, he “pulled over, jumped out of his car with his hands up and was immediately taken into custody,” San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said.The rabbi described Kaye as a founding member of the congregation and said he was heartbroken by her death. He said the attack could have harmed many more people had the shooter turned toward the sanctuary where so many were praying.“Lori took the bullet for all of us,” Goldstein said, his hands wrapped in bandages. “She didn’t deserve to die.”Friends described Kaye as giving, warm and attentive to community members on their birthdays and when they were sick. A wife and mother, she loved gardening and made delicious challah for her family and friends, said Roneet Lev, 55. Her funeral is planned for Monday.When the gunfire erupted, another worshipper, Shimon Abitbul, said he immediately placed his 2-year-old grandson on the floor and waited for a break in the shooting to grab the boy and sprint away.Abitbul, who was visiting from Israel and staying with his daughter and her family in Southern California, said he was still coming to grips with the carnage.“All of us are human beings,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if you are Jews or Christians or Muslims.”Peretz, who was wounded in the leg, said he turned around after hearing gunfire and saw the shooter standing by the door. He grabbed his niece by the hand and carried out another child.He then saw a group of children and got them running, “I tell them, ‘go this way, go this way,” said Peretz, who is visiting from Israel.RELATED STORIES: Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein recounts Saturday’s attack at the Chabad of PowayCommunity leaders speak out on Poway synagogue shooting Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Watch: Governor Newsom, state leaders, and members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus discuss the attack on the Chabad of Poway synagoguelast_img read more

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