Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
TAMPA, Fla. — Brandon Montour, Patric Hornqvist and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the first period, and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 Saturday night. Frank Vatrano and Anthony Duclair also scored, and Sam Bennett had two assists to help Florida jump one point ahead of Tampa Bay for second place in the Central Division. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots. Brayden Point, Erik Cernak and Mathieu Joseph scored for the Lightning. Victor Hedman had two assists to top 400 for his career. Andrei Vasilevskiy had 27 saves in his first loss on home ice this season in 15 starts. The Panthers grabbed a 2-0 lead in the opening period on Montour’s first goal with Florida at 8:41 and Barkov’s rebound chance off his own shot on the power play that went in off Hornqvist at 12:31. Point answered with his 18th of the season 1:09 later when Mikhail Sergachev’s shot grazed off Point at the right post. In the final minute of the period, Tyler Johnson turned the puck over to Bennett in the neutral zone and missed his check on Huberdeau who pounced on a rebound of Markus Nutivaara’s shot with 7.8 seconds left for a 3-1 lead. Vatrano converted a breakaway at 17:34 of the second for a three-goal lead, but Cernak answered with 45 seconds left in the period. Joseph tipped a Hedman shot to make it 4-3 at the 1:53 of the third period, but Duclair's empty-netter with 50 seconds left sealed the win. STAMKOS UPDATE Two days after the Lightning placed captain Steven Stamkos on long-term injured reserve with an unspecified lower body injury, the team confirmed the current injury is unrelated to the core muscle surgery he underwent last season. “We are extremely optimistic that after he comes off the required time amount he’ll be in really good shape to continue playing for us,’’ Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said. “We’ll see how he rests and how is body mends a little bit and hopefully he’ll be back on the ice in a week-to-10 days, get him back going again and make a push for the playoffs.’’ LOOKING FOR FITS Bennett made his Panthers debut, five days after being acquired from the Calgary Flames at the trade deadline. Bennett worked the middle on Florida’s second line between Huberdeau and Duclair, as Panthers coach Joel Quenneville tinkers with his lineups with an eye on the start of next month’s playoffs. “We’re looking for some balance,’’ Quenneville said. “We’ve got a little more depth, we’ve got some more options with guys who can potentially play in the middle, so having versatility with wingers and centres and now we have some options in making our lines.’’ UP NEXT Panthers: Host Columbus on Monday night. Lightning: Host Carolina on Monday night. Erik Erlendsson, The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas — Trey Mancini had a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles won 6-1 at Texas on Saturday night, getting their runs against three relievers after Rangers rookie starter Dane Dunning threw six scoreless innings. The Orioles snapped a 1-1 tie off lefty Joely Rodriguez (0-1) in his season debut. DJ Stewart and Maikel Franco had consecutive singles to start the eighth before Mancini doubled to left. Ryan Mountcastle then had a sacrifice fly when Gold Glove-winning right fielder Joey Gallo made a leaping catch on the warning track. Freddy Galvis, who finished 4 for 4, had two-out double off Taylor Hearn in the seventh and scored Baltimore's first run just ahead of a throw by Gallo when Cedric Mullins singled him home. Franco hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Brett de Gues. Travis Lakins (1-0), the third of five Baltimore pitchers, threw a scoreless inning. Mancini missed all of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season during treatment for colon cancer. Manager Brandon Hyde said before Saturday's game that Mancini was putting so much pressure on himself and trying so hard after a year away, so he gave the 29-year-old first baseman a break as the DH for only the second time, and dropped him to fifth in the order. After striking out in all four plate appearances in the series opener Friday, and grounding out his first two at-bats Saturday, Mancini was hitting .145. He singled in the fourth, then had the go-ahead hit in his next at-bat. Dunning extended his scoreless streak to 14 innings. The 26-year-old right-hander was acquired when the Rangers traded workhorse veteran starter Lance Lynn to the Chicago White Sox in December. He struck out five while scattering five singles on his 75 pitches, and hasn't given up a run since a homer in the first inning of his first start. Texas took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on David Dahl's RBI single against rookie right-hander Dean Kremer, who struck out six and walked one in his 4 2/3 innings. TRAINER’S ROOM Orioles: LF Austin Hays (right hamstring strain), on the injured list since April 5, likely will rejoin the Orioles for their series opener at Miami on Tuesday. “He’s progressed very well, played the last couple days and has checked all the boxes from a health standpoint,” Hyde said. Rangers: DH Willie Calhoun (left groin strain) and 3B Brock Holt (right hamstring strain) were both activated from the injured list and were in the starting lineup. The Rangers optioned LHP Wes Benjamin and INF Anderson Tejeda to their alternate training site. UP NEXT Rangers RHP Kyle Gibson (2-0, 4.05 ERA) tries to win his third straight start since recording only one out in the shortest opening-day start in franchise history. Orioles lefty John Means (1-0, 2.16) is coming off a no-decision against Seattle, the first time in seven starts he allowed more than one run. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Stephen Hawkins, The Associated Press
Simone Amagnamoua says Timmins is a small community and has everything people need to succeed. Amagnamoua, 38, who is from Cameroon, recently joined Collège Boréal as a settlement worker. She provides newcomers free orientation and settlement services and offers information on housing, employment, healthcare and education. In her new role, she wants to help all newcomers make the most of the services offered to them so they can achieve their goals. She also wants to help them integrate into the city because there are "thousands of reasons to feel good here." “To attain your goal, you need to start in a small town and you can go to a big town after," she says. "Now, I will have experience of work with Collège Boréal. If I were in Toronto, I don’t know if I would have this work.” Since starting her job in March, Amagnamoua has helped one immigrant so far. "Many people don't know we have this service," she explains. Amagnamoua's own experience emigrating to Canada allows her to connect and help newcomers. “It is a great novelty for Timmins to have settlement services to facilitate the socio-economic integration of newcomers. I am very happy to be able to work with this category of people because I can better understand what they feel as immigrants,” she says. Amagnamoua came to Timmins directly from Cameroon in August 2019. She is currently studying a psychology program at the Université de Hearst and plans to graduate by next year once she finishes her research work. “In Africa, many people don’t know the importance of psychology on your life. Not because we don’t need psychology but because we don’t know the importance,” she says, explaining she also wants to get a doctorate in psychology. “I don’t want to stop with a bachelor’s because for me it’s just the first step. I want to do more.” Amagnamoua says she knows her home country is in great need of qualified manpower and she has a lot of plans for Cameroon. "It is important to note that the field of psychology deserves to be known and valued in Africa," Amagnamoua says. "But I am also aware that I need to gain work experience in Canada. Living, studying and working in Canada is a necessity for me. But (it's) impossible to completely turn away from my origins." During her studies, Amagnamoua has worked as a research assistant and was recruited as a student mentor at the university to help new students with their university integration. She also worked at the daycare centres and volunteered in senior homes. One of the reasons she chose Timmins is because it’s a bilingual city. As Amagnamoua speaks fluent French, she likes being a part of the local francophone community and whenever it’s possible, she participates in francophone events and activities. “People understand me well when I’m with the francophone community because my English isn’t very good,” she says. “I really want to improve my English.” In her spare time, she likes getting a good breeze by the lake, swimming, having discussions on interculturality, leading conferences and having barbecues with friends. Since nature is different in Cameroon and there aren’t many lakes, Amagnamoua also likes the abundance of lakes in close proximity to Timmins. What Amagnamoua likes most about living in the city is the diversity of the seasons. In Cameroon, there is only one season: summer, Amagnamoua says. After coming to Timmins, she had to get used to the cold weather but now she enjoys walking in the forest during winter and wants to try all winter sports. “I like to admire the landscape in its different seasons. It's easy in Timmins to have someone open to show you around or introduce you to something new and I love that,” she says. Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, TimminsToday.com
Navalny is in the third week of his hunger strike in protest against Russian authorities' refusal to let his personal physicians to visit him in prison
Jimmy Butler did his part on Friday night to try to send the Miami Heat home with a victory to cap their four-game trip. But his 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists weren't enough as the Heat dropped their third game in a row, this time to the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. And now Miami returns home Sunday against a much tougher opponent when it hosts the Brooklyn Nets.
MILWAUKEE — Brett Anderson pitched seven effective innings and the Milwaukee Brewers built a big lead early and breezed past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Saturday night. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a leadoff single in the first inning and the Brewers went on to score five times, with every run coming with two outs. Bradley, who had three hits, tripled and scored in the second as Milwaukee made it 7-0. Anderson (2-1) and Pittsburgh starter Trevor Cahill (0-2), both 33 and having started their major league careers in 2009, made their third starts of the season. They had had rough first starts, but in their second outings, both gave up just one run in five innings. Their paths diverged Saturday. Anderson allowed one unearned run and six hits, walking one and striking out three. The Pirates' run scored on one of three throwing errors by shortstop Luis Urías. Cahill, signed as a free agent on March 21 and playing for his eighth team since 2015, retired the last seven hitters he faced before his outing ended after four innings. Bradley singled, stole second and scored on a bloop single that broke Avisail García's bat. Two runs later scored when centre fielder Anthony Alford misplayed a single by Urías. Pittsburgh coaxed across its run in the fourth. Bryan Reynolds singled, took second on a passed ball and later scored when Urías threw away a grounder by Jacob Stallings. The Brewers, who have made the playoffs the past three seasons, prevailed despite putting Christian Yelich, the 2018 NL MVP, being put on the 10-day injured list with a sore back. The Pirates, who finished last in the NL Central in 2020 and 2019, had won five of their past seven. TRAINER’S ROOM Pirates: 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (left wrist strain), a preseason favourite for NL Rookie of the Year, has been on the 10-day injured list since April 4. The son of 14-year big leaguer Charlie Hayes hit .376 with five home runs in 24 games in 2020. Hayes did some hitting on the field Saturday for the first time, manager Derek Shelton said. Brewers: RHP Eric Yardley was recalled from the organization’s alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin, due to the injury to Yelich, and pitched the eighth. Yelich, who had missed four straight games, is the third starter, along with 2B Kolten Wong and OF Lorenzo Cain, currently sidelined. Wong (left oblique strain), the lead-off hitter in each game he has started in 2021, was put on the 10-day injured list on April 10. The former Cardinal, a Gold Glove winner in 2019 and 2020, was signed as a free agent in February. ... Cain (left quadriceps discomfort) has been on the 10-day injured list since April 14. He’s hitting .154 with two home runs. ... “We’ll just have to fill in around them until those guys get back. We’re not expecting this to be long term,” manager Craig Counsell said. UP NEXT The teams’ three-game series concludes with Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (0-1, 6.30 ERA) facing Brewers RHP Freddy Peralta (2-0, 0.69 ERA). Kuhl, who missed the 2019 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, was 2-3 with a 4.27 ERA in 2020. Peralta held the Cubs to one run and three hits over 11 innings in his two previous starts. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tom Kertscher, The Associated Press
Rookie right-hander Dane Dunning tossed six scoreless innings before the bullpen surrendered a 1-0 lead.
Pair being sought in relation to munitions factory explosion in 2014 believed to have been conducted by Russia’s GRU spy agency
When the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Toronto Raptors at Tampa, Fla., on Sunday night, the Thunder will be playing the last team they defeated before going on a nine-game losing streak. That 113-103 win by the host Thunder on March 31 concluded a 1-13 March for the Raptors. Since then, while the Thunder have done nothing but lose, the Raptors have won five of nine.
GC Pharma (formerly known as Green Cross Corporation), a South Korean biopharmaceutical company, participates in a campaign to celebrate World Hemophilia Day.
Jorge Alfaro hit a walk-off, two-run double in the 10th inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a 7-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday at loanDepot park. The win clinches the best-of-3 series for the Marlins, who won the series opener on Friday, and improves Miami to 7-7 on the season.
The Vegas Golden Knights can move into a first-place tie in the West Division if they can complete a sweep of their back-to-back with the host Anaheim Ducks on Sunday afternoon. Vegas, which has a five-game winning streak, already has swept nine two-game back-to-backs this season. The Golden Knights enter Sunday's game coming off a dominating 4-0 victory over the Ducks on Friday night and trail first-place Colorado by two points.
(Bloomberg) -- Ant Group denied a report that the Chinese finance-technology company is exploring ways for founder Jack Ma to sell his stake and give up control as a means to ease pressure from the country’s regulators.Reuters reported earlier that officials from the People’s Bank of China and the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission held talks with Ma and Ant separately between January and March, where the possibility of Ma’s exit was discussed. The report cited people familiar with the matter.The company hoped that Ma’s stake would be sold to existing shareholders in Ant or its e-commerce partner Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Reuters said.Ant issued a statement to the news agency that said the divestment of Ma’s stake wasn’t considered. The company reiterated the denial in a tweet following the report, saying the “divestment of Mr. Ma’s stake in Ant Group has never been the subject of discussions with anyone.”The Chinese’ government has been squeezing Ma’s internet empire as part of an effort to imprint its authority indelibly on the country’s technology industry. In landmark announcements this month, it slapped a record $2.8 billion fine on Alibaba for abusing its market dominance, then ordered an overhaul of Ant.Read more: Jack Ma’s Double-Whammy Marks End of China Tech’s Golden Age Ant will effectively be supervised more like a bank, a move with far-reaching implications for its growth and ability to press ahead with a landmark initial public offering that the government abruptly delayed late last year.The overhaul outlined by regulators and the company will see Ant transform itself into a financial holding company, with authorities directing the firm to open its payments app to competitors, increase oversight of how that business fuels it crucial consumer lending operations, and ramp up data protections. It will also need to cut the outstanding value of its money-market fund Yu’ebao.Bloomberg Intelligence senior analyst Francis Chan said in a report earlier this week he expects Ant’s valuation to drop below 700 billion yuan ($107 billion) from 2.1 trillion yuan in an earlier attempt to go public.“Ant Group’s prospects could wane further after China halts improper linking of Alipay payments with Ant’s other products,” he said. “New curbs on Yu’ebao also hurts its wealth business.”Ant’s Prospects Wane on Alipay’s Decoupling From Products: ReactFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
San Francisco, CA, April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marijuana seeds fall into a murky legal area as they have a complicated relationship with the law. This makes it difficult to find a reliable, high-quality seed bank in the United States, depending on an individual’s residing state. The purpose of this review is to lay out the details of the top seed banks online. How the Seed Banks Were Evaluated: Discussion with experts - Interviews and conversation with marijuana growers who order their seeds online.Website comparison - In-depth compare and contrast of online seed banks, evaluating delivery, strains, customer service, and more. Top 5 Seed Banks Online Below is a detailed list of the 5 best seed banks that will ship to the USA. 1. ILGM (I Love Growing Marijuana) - Best overall, most reliable Robert Bergman is the founder of ILGM, which he started in 2012. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field and has learned many tips and tricks along the way. Over time, his site has become one of the most trusted locations worldwide for Americans and Europeans buying marijuana seeds. There is an average delivery time of 10 days. One thing that stands out about this site is the number of options and categories for all types of growers. On the main menu, consumers choose from beginner seeds, auto flowers, feminized seeds, medical seeds, mixed packs, grow kits, special deals, and seed-growing nutrients. All their seeds come with a germination guarantee and are authentic strains. Also on offer are seeds for warm and cool climates, outdoor and indoor growing, high CBD, high yielding, high THC concentration, and more. Included in the top strains on offer are Blueberry Autoflower, Bergman’s Gold Leaf, Gorilla Glue, Girl Scout Cookies Extreme, and White Widow. Also available are multiple purchase methods including credit and debit cards, bank deposits and transfers, and Bitcoin. Standard shipping is free, and tracked shipping costs $25. Pros Special deals and promotions every monthReputable company with a high ratingMoney-back guarantee, and no dud seedsPackaging is discreetFree shipping to the US and EuropeSells the best-known strainsLarge variety of productsGrowing guidebook and round-the-clock support Cons Not available in certain statesTracking delivery costs $25 2. Crop King Seeds - Great variety of strains This seed site is easy to use and offers loads of choices, from different seed types to germination guides. It is the perfect place to shop for beginner growers. Choose from high CBD strains, autoflower options, and more. On the site, the company has a regulated review system with a structure worked into the database that does not allow for biased or paid reviewers to comment. This five-crown rating offers useful feedback from regular clients. Use the filters when shopping to help narrow down which products are best. Regular shipping costs $10, express shipping is available at $30, and shipping is free on orders of over $300. Pros Free shipping on orders over $300Germination rate of 80 percentSpecial ranking and feedback systemGermination guideTHC-CBD infographics Cons Standard $10 delivery feeOne to two-week shipping timeWebsite is pretty basic, geared towards beginners only 3. Rocket Seeds - Best for discreet packaging and shipping This Dutch company has been in business for over 20 years and sells a variety of seeds from feminized to outdoor, indoor, autoflowering, and more. They are known for their discreet shipping, where seeds are stored in random objects for confidentiality. The website offers an entertaining quiz for consumers to find the best seeds for them. It includes details like weed preference and growing conditions. Not only is it a fun feature, but the quiz also helps beginners choose their seeds wisely. Germination rate with MSNL is 90 percent, and all seeds are hand-checked by their Amsterdam-based staff. They stock all the major brands including Northern lights, Buddha, and White Widow. Each new order comes with a free surprise such as seeds and other products. Delivery is free for bulk orders, while standard shipping is around $6.25. It normally takes around one to two weeks. Payment options include check, Bitcoin, bank wire, cash, debit and credit cards. Bitcoin users receive a 15 percent discount. Pros Stealth shipping15 percent discount for Bitcoin ordersHigh reputation since 1999Fun quiz for choosing seedsCannabis Cup and High Times Cup award winnersDifferent shipping options availableFree seeds with new ordersWide variety of products Cons International shipping is very slowOnly bulk deliveries get free shippingCharts for seed strains are confusing 4. Seedsman - Best for specialized strains This site is geared to users with experience and is one of the most trusted companies that ships to the US. Each year, growers can submit their crops in photo form to the “Photo Cup” competition. Seedsman offers an enormous amount of licensed breeders, all listed in alphabetical order. For those on the lookout for a specific big-name breeder, Seedsman probably has it. Popular strains available include Sour Diesel, Skunk, and White Widow, along with a great selection of autoflowering and feminized seeds. The company stocks specific categories and many award-winning seeds, including products for growing at high-altitude and mold-resistant strains. Each purchase comes with free seeds and loyalty points. Two discounts are on offer for Bitcoin users, including 15 percent off with every order and 25 percent for the first purchase. On the downside, the delivery charge and insurance fee cost $8.98 and $9.04, respectively. Pros Special discounts for Bitcoin paymentsLoyalty points systemOrganized breeders’ listEvery order includes free seedsAlways plenty in stockStorage jars, hemp bags, and other accessories available Cons Website is full of cheesy adsSteep delivery charges and insuranceReviews on the site seem biased 5. QCS (Quebec Cannabis Seeds) - Best for experienced growers QCS has been supplying Canada and the rest of the world with great seeds for two decades, and their website has been active for 15 years. Choose from regular or special edition seeds, outdoor, indoor, feminized, autoflower, and much more. The website allows for special strain requests that are not listed among the available products. QCS cares about their customers’ safety, too, offering discreet shipping. Even though the company is Canadian, they accept payments in USD, so there is no need to worry about conversions. Pros Discreet name used for credit card purchases20 percent discount for Bitcoin customersDecades of experienceGreat variety of seeds available Cons Credit card fee of 3.8 percentMinimum order of $70$10 standard shipping option onlyThe website is basic with few additional details Seed Banks FAQ Q. How do Seed Banks Work in the USA? A: Each state has their own laws regarding marijuana seeds, so most seed banks use an old souvenir law to get over the legal hurdles and do their business. As long as the seeds aren’t germinated they are free to mail them to you as a souvenir or for bird food/fish bait. Go to any major seed bank’s website such as ILGM and you will see a disclaimer page that announces this. Q: Is It Safe to Buy Seeds Online? A: Because of the many unreliable vendors selling low-quality products, it makes sense to wonder whether it’s safe to order seeds online. Fortunately, there’s minimal risk associated with ordering from online seed banks. Even customs laws shouldn’t be an issue. Some people are concerned that if their order is intercepted, they’ll end up on the law’s wrong side. However, in most cases, the seeds won’t be detected. To guarantee this, most seed bank companies offer stealth shipping for customers worried about interception. It’s a discreet way of shipping orders where seeds are placed inside some ordinary objects like DVD cases before shipping; hence the package doesn’t raise suspicion. Despite this, experts still advise customers against requesting expedited delivery or a shipping method that requires a signature. This helps avoid drawing attention to the package or being forced to sign for the delivery. Individuals should also consider the payment method they’re using. Bitcoin is usually recommended as it’s encrypted and untraceable. Though, customers can choose to pay using credit cards since purchases are insured and protected. Final Thoughts ILGM is undoubtedly the best seed bank out there that offers US shipping. However, every site on this list is thoroughly vetted, high-reputed, and has a lot to offer. CONTACT: email@example.com
Chinese secondhand electronics trading platform Aihuishou is aiming to raise $500 million to $1 billion in a U.S. initial public offering by early June, said two people with direct knowledge. Aihuishou has hired Bank of America and Goldman Sachs to work on the IPO and plans to file around mid-May, said the sources, who declined to be named as the information is confidential. Aihuishou recycles second-hand mobile phones, computers, laptops, cameras and other electronics products from individuals and corporations and resells them on its website and apps, as well as offline stores in 140 cities, according to its website.
Refresh for updates…The 57th annual CAS Awards are kicking off this evening to celebrate the year’s outstanding achievements in sound mixing in seven film and TV categories. Organizers will also bestow George Clooney with the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award as part of the virtual ceremony. Among the competitive categories to watch tonight, the Live […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms Saturday as they mourned the deaths of four Sikhs who were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse. At a vigil attended by more than 200 at an Indianapolis park Saturday evening, Aasees Kaur, who represented the Sikh Coalition, spoke out alongside the city's mayor and other elected officials to demand action that would prevent such attacks from happening again. “We must support one another, not just in grief, but in calling our policymakers and elected officials to make meaningful change,” Kaur said. “The time to act is not later, but now. We are far too many tragedies, too late, in doing so.” The attack was another blow to the Asian American community a month after authorities said six people of Asian descent were killed by a gunman in the Atlanta area and amid ongoing attacks against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. About 90% of the workers at the FedEx warehouse near the Indianapolis International Airport are members of the local Sikh community, police said Friday. Kiran Deol, who attended the vigil in support of family members affected by the shooting, said loopholes in the law that make it easier for individuals to buy guns “need to be closed now,” and emphasized that anyone who tries to buy a firearm should be required to have their background checked. “The gun violence is unacceptable. Look at what's happened ... it needs to be stopped,” Deol said. “We need more reform. We need gun laws to be harder, stronger, so that responsible people are the ones that have guns. That's what we want to bring awareness to." Satjeet Kaur, the Sikh Coalition’s executive director, said the entire community was traumatized by the “senseless” violence. “While we don’t yet know the motive of the shooter, he targeted a facility known to be heavily populated by Sikh employees,” Kaur said. There are between 8,000 and 10,000 Sikh Americans in Indiana, according to the coalition. Members of the religion, which began in India in the 15th century, began settling in Indiana more than 50 years ago. One of the victims of Thursday night's shooting was Amarjit Sekhon, a 48-year-old Sikh mother of two sons who was the breadwinner of her family. Kuldip Sekhon said his sister-in-law began working at the FedEx facility in November and was a dedicated worker whose husband was disabled. “She was a workaholic, she always was working, working,” he said. “She would never sit still ... the other day she had the (COVID-19) shot and she was really sick, but she still went to work.” In addition to Sekhon, the Marion County Coroner’s office identified the dead as: Matthew R. Alexander, 32; Samaria Blackwell, 19; Amarjeet Johal, 66; Jasvinder Kaur, 50; Jaswinder Singh, 68; Karli Smith, 19; and John Weisert, 74. Kuldip Sekhon said his family lost another relative in the shooting — Kaur, who was his son’s mother-in-law. He said both Kaur and Amarjit Sekhon both began working at the FedEx facility last year. “We were planning to have a birthday party tonight, but now we're here instead. This ... this is tough for us," Sukhpreet Rai, who is also related to Kaur and Sehkon, said Saturday. “They were both very charming.” Komal Chohan, who said Amarjeet Johal was her grandmother, said in a statement issued by the Sikh Coalition that her family members, including several who work at the FedEx warehouse, are “traumatized” by the killings. “My nani, my family, and our families should not feel unsafe at work, at their place of worship, or anywhere. Enough is enough — our community has been through enough trauma,” she said in the statement. The coalition says about 500,000 Sikhs live in the U.S. Many practicing Sikhs are visually distinguishable by their articles of faith, which include the unshorn hair and turban. The shooting is the deadliest incident of violence collectively in the Sikh community in the U.S. since 2012, when a white supremacist burst into a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and shot 10 people, killing seven. In Indianapolis, police said Brandon Scott Hole, 19, a former worker at the FedEx facility killed eight people there before killing himself. Authorities have not released a motive. Hole was in possession of two assault rifles, which he purchased legally in July and September of 2020, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Police said Hole was witnessed using both rifles during the assault. Hole’s family said in a statement Saturday they are “so sorry for the pain and hurt” his actions caused. Paul Keenan, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis field office, said Friday that agents questioned Hole last year after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop.” He said agents found no evidence of a crime and that they did not identify Hole as espousing a racially motivated ideology. Samaria Blackwell, of Indianapolis, was a soccer and basketball player who last year graduated from Indy Genesis, a Christian competitive sports organization for homeschooled students. Her parents said Saturday in a statement that she was an outgoing “people person” who will be missed “immensely” by them and her dog, Jasper. “As an intelligent, straight A student, Samaria could have done anything she chose to put her mind to, and because she loved helping people, she dreamed of becoming a police officer. Although that dream has been cut short, we believe that right now she is rejoicing in heaven with her Savior,” they said. Matthew Alexander, of Avon, just west of Indianapolis, was a former Butler University student and a 2007 graduate of Avon High School. Relatives and several of his former teammates on Avon’s baseball team attended a game Saturday in his memory. They carried his former uniform, No. 16, onto the field, where they hugged and cried. Albert Ashcraft, a former FedEx driver, said Alexander dispatched drivers to locations for deliveries, prepared their paperwork and was well-liked because he looked out for the drivers, even making sure they got treats. “People would bring doughnuts in and he was always sticking doughnuts back for his drivers,” he told The Indianapolis Star. ___ Associated Press reporters Michael Balsamo in Washington and Pat Eaton-Robb in Connecticut contributed to this report. Casey Smith is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a non-profit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues. Casey Smith And Rick Callahan, The Associated Press
Japan's financially challenged Nissan Motor Co is expected to show off a new "must-succeed" car and explain its green-car strategy for China at the Shanghai auto show which starts on Monday, two company officials told Reuters. The car Nissan plans to show off at the motor show is the significantly redesigned X-Trail sport-utility vehicle (SUV). The new X-Trail will be available in China later this year.
Amitabh Bachchan recalled those days when wearing glasses like the ones he does in the image was not in vogue, and many thought he had lost his eyesight.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Jani Hakanpaa scored his first goal with Carolina to break a tie in the third period and the Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 Saturday night. Hakanpaa, a defenceman acquired Monday at the trade deadline from the Anaheim Ducks, was in his second game with Carolina. He blasted in a shot with 11:05 left after receiving the puck when Vincent Trocheck won a face-off. Hakanpaa didn’t have a goal in any of his 42 games with Anaheim this season. This tally marked just his second goal in 49 career games in the NHL. Jaccob Slavin scored in the first period and Andrei Svechnikov had an empty-net goal for the Hurricanes, who completed a season-high homestand at 5-2-1. Roman Josi scored for Nashville, which has lost back-to-back games for the first time in more than a month. Juuse Saros had 45 saves. Hurricanes goalie Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 27 shots. He played for the first time since an April 8 shutout of the Florida Panthers. Carolina’s first goal came on its 24th shot on net in the first period. Morgan Geekie delivered a pass to Slavin, who was between the circles. Josi tied it with an unassisted goal following Nashville’s successful penalty kill. Defencemen scored the game’s first three goals. YOUR TURN Center Matt Duchene returned to action for the Predators after 22 games missed with a lower-body injury. Duchene hadn’t played since March 4. Defenceman Erik Gudbranson made his Predators debut. He was acquired in Monday’s trade with the Ottawa Senators. GETTING THEIR SHOTS The Hurricanes registered 24 first-period shots, marking their most in any period since Nov. 21, 2018. Slavin had five of the shots, equaling the most for any Carolina player in a period this season. In two games this season, Carolina failed to produce 24 shots in a full game. In two others, they finished with 24 shots. Nashville ended up with 20 shots in Thursday night’s meeting with the Hurricanes. UP NEXT Predators: Host Chicago on Monday night. Hurricanes: At Tampa Bay on Monday night to open a two-game series. Bob Sutton, The Associated Press