iStock/Thinkstock(BOISE) — In an act of “pure evil,” a knife-wielding man stormed a 3-year-old girl’s birthday party at an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho, stabbing her, five other children and three adults — all refugees who had fled violence in their homelands only to find it in America, police said.The man, whom police identified as Timothy Kinner, 30, was arrested in connection with the frenzied attack Saturday night.The suspect’s motive was “vengeance” for being asked to leave an apartment in the complex due to his behavior, Boise Police Chief Bill Bones said during an emotional news conference Sunday afternoon.“Our victims are some of the newest members of our community. They’re victims from their past homes who have fled violence from Syria, Iraq, and Ethiopia,” Bones said.He said there was no evidence this was a hate crime.The rampage occurred at the Wylie Street Station apartments, a low-income complex where many refugees have been settled.Bones said Kinner is from Los Angeles and had been invited to stay for a few days at the apartment of a renter who had shown him compassion, Bones said. But due to his disruptive behavior, Kinner was asked to leave the apartment on Friday, the chief said.“He returned last night to exact vengeance, not just on those whom he had been [staying] with because they were not at the apartment, but at any target that was available,” Bones said.The stabbing spree unfolded around 8:46 p.m. when Kinner returned to the apartment where he had been staying and found nobody home, Bones said.“The tragedy was that a 3-year-old little girl was having a birthday party just a few doors down from where Kinner had been staying,” Bones said. “Kinner attacked, targeting the children initially. The 3-year-old girl, whose birthday it was, was one of those seriously injured.”He said Kinner then proceeded to allegedly stab other children attending the birthday party, two 4-year-olds, a 6-year-old, an 8-year-old and a 12-year-old. He then allegedly knifed three adults who tried to stop the attack, Bones said.“Our suspect is a man with an extensive criminal record spanning multiple states, who has spent time in prison, and whose past criminal violations do include violence against others,” Bones said. “He is an American. He’s not a refugee.As part of former President Barack Obama’s refugee resettlement program of 2012, Boise has become a magnet for refugees from far-flung parts of the world.Boise Mayor Dave Bieter said the attack “does not represent Boise” and he asked citizens of the community to keep the victims in their prayers.“Our city has long stood as a welcoming city — a place of safety and kindness for those fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands,” Bieter said in a statement Sunday. “The senseless acts of one disturbed person does not change that. As Boiseans, we come together not only to condemn this vile act, but also to embrace those among us seeking refuge from tyranny, suffering and war. It is who we are and who we will continue to be.”Kinner was on Sunday being held on nine counts of aggravated battery and six counts of injury to a child, police said.Four of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.“My deepest thanks go to the medical team that pulled off the miracle to make sure that each of those faces has seen this morning’s sunrise,” Bones said of the wounded. “Lives do remain in danger. Some of the victims will be forever scarred by the medical injuries that they have received. They received life-changing injuries.”Bones said the victims were randomly targeted and had no prior connection of Kinner.He said police arrived at the scene within four minutes after receiving calls of a man with a knife attacking victims at the apartment complex. He said Kinner was found walking away from the complex and arrested without a struggle.The officers found the stabbing victims in the apartment where the birthday party had been occurring and in the parking lot. All nine victims were taken to a local hospital, and one seriously injured child was flown to a Salt Lake City trauma center for treatment.“The faces of the parents struggling, the tears coming down their faces, the faces of the children in the hospital beds will be something that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life as will every first responder that was there last night,” Bones said. “This was an attack against those who are most vulnerable, our children. It’s untenable. It’s unconscionable. It’s pure evil in my mind.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved
Tags: Larry Scott/Pac-12 Associated Press October 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Pac-12 Commissioner: Serious concerns with California law Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has expressed serious concerns about a new law that would allow college athletes in California to hire agents and be compensated for the use of their name or likeness through endorsement deals.The law signed last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom would blur the lines between college athletics and professional sports, Scott said Monday at Pac-12 women’s basketball media day. Also, other states considering similar legislation would create an unbalanced state-by-state approach to governing amateur sports.“We are for choice and if young people want to earn money from their name, image or likeness or get paid to play, they should have that opportunity. That’s called pro sports,” said Scott, who met with the coaches and student-athletes Monday morning. “College sports is different. You go to get an education. It’s amateur, they’re students. Those are the defining characteristics and we’d like to see those lines not get blurred.”
The Bombers now take their show on the road to Courtney later this month to compete in the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championship.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, back row L- R Camille Gebhart, Naomi Perkins, Paige Mansveld, Alex Dehnel, Maddie Sternloff, Kat Garbula, Kelsey O’Connor, Kyra Burkart, Erica Augsten, Jesse Cooper, Abbie Bourchier-Willans and Coach Jamie Spendlove.Front, Ameeta Bhabra, Calena Marchand, Darian Voisard, Tara Yowek, DAnielle Weist, Claire Haleran, Jena Wheeldon and Keegan Paterson.Missing from photo, Brynn Forsey and Aroha Taiatini-Senechal. There wasn’t much doubt which school in the Kootenays has the best girl’s soccer team.The L.V. Rogers Bombers toyed with the opposition, outscoring their opponents 21-1 en route to the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championship.
Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, coaches Sandy Boyd, Greg Andrusak, Craig Upper, Lisa Upper, Geoff Watts, Devan Andrusak, Seamus Boyd, Koby Upper, Ethan Bennett, Drake Proctor, Jamie Popoff-Hnatiuk, Mason Ouchi, Sam Orasuk, Alexander Andersen, Simon Forrester, Dylan Watts, Rhett Hamilton, Bryce Sookro, Logan Krotz (Relief Goalie from Cranbrook) and Ben Haydu. The Nelson Minor Hockey Atom A squad made it look easy en route to capturing the top prize at the recent tournament in Kimberley.The players combined solid team work with determination to capture the first-place trophy with wins over Blackfoot (Calgary), Indus (Calgary), host Kimberley and Cranbrook.
Norwich defender Klose provides positive injury updateby Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTimm Klose has provided a positive update for Norwich City supporters.The German says he is recovering well from a knee injury sustained in late August.”It feels very good,” Klose said. “I don’t want to fool anyone here, it’s still going to be a long recovery time but I am not too sure how long it is going to take, it would be wrong for me to say anything about the timeline or to give hope to the fans.”That’s why I’m going day by day and hoping for the best.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
North Carolina held off 1-seed Virginia in tonight’s ACC semifinal, and if Duke can take care of business against Notre Dame later on, the two in-state rivals will meet for the league’s tournament title on Saturday. If so, Blue Devils AD Kevin White may want to find another seat.White, sitting on press row at the Greensboro Coliseum, was completely taken out by North Carolina big man Brice Johnson near the end of the game. Johnson was chasing down a loose ball and somehow wound up jumping onto the table and accidentally tackling the Duke AD.UNC’s Brice Johnson Tackles Duke AD Chasing Loose Ball #LifeComesAtYouFast http://t.co/qPDeUegWEk— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) March 14, 2015We have a feeling that North Carolina fans are going to enjoy sharing this one.
By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe federal Aboriginal Affairs department is probing the finances of a Manitoba First Nation organization whose embattled grand chief is trying to avoid a non-confidence vote by member chiefs.The department’s assessment and investigations branch told Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief David Harper via letter auditing firm KPMG would be sifting through the organization’s books dating back to 2010.The probe will include MKO’s use of funds from Aboriginal Affairs and Employment and Social Development Canada including Harper’s expenses, money paid to the organization’s former director of finance Glen Buchko and contracts issued by the organization.“We have received allegations that federal funding provided to (MKO) is not being used for its intended purpose,” said the Aug. 12 letter, signed by Sylvie Lecompte, director of Aboriginal Affairs’ assessment and investigation services branch.Harper could not be reached for comment. The voicemail for his cell phone was full when APTN National News called the number. Harper’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.A spokesperson for MKO said the organization would issue no comment.Harper could face a non-confidence vote next week when MKO chiefs meet in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. During an MKO meeting in Norway House this past July, chiefs passed a resolution offering Harper a choice of stepping down during a separate internal forensic audit launched by the organization or face a non-confidence vote at the next MKO meeting.Harper chose to hang on and has since hired a lawyer to help fight opposing chiefs pushing for his ouster. MKO chiefs have already asked Winnipeg-firm Lazer Grant to conduct a full forensic audit of the organization’s books. The first phase of the forensic audit was triggered in 2013 after chiefs discovered Buchko was making about $250,000 annually.Harper is facing allegations of financial mismanagement and of using MKO funds for personal purchases like guitars, flights for his girlfriend and car repairs. Harper said he paid back all his personal expenses.MKO’s finances have plunged deep into red under Harper’s leadership and the organization was warned by a third auditing firm that Aboriginal Affairs could put it under co-management or third-party management if it didn’t get its books in order, especially around travel and consultants.MKO was also warned to include a paper trail around its credit card use.MKO’s accumulated deficit for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013, hit $976, 025. MKO also accumulated an operating deficit of $609,058 by March 31, 2013, which was a 71 per cent increase over the previous year’s operating deficit of $356,108.Harper has also been accused of obstructing Lazer Grant’s forensic audit. He denied obstructing the audit. Harper has also faced criticism over his plan to sell clan membership to sponsors as a way to raise money for the AFN election which MKO is hosting in Winnipeg this [email protected]@JorgeBarrera
CALGARY, A.B. – Ensign Energy Services Inc. says it will take control of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. after acquiring a majority of the company’s shares by its Tuesday deadline.The Calgary-based drilling company says 56.38 percent of Trinidad shares have been tendered. The 154.1 million shares are in addition to the 26.9 million it also owns, raising its stake in Trinidad to 66.18 percent.Each Trinidad shareholder will receive by Thursday $1.68 per share for a total of about $470 million, with the offer price representing a 17.2 percent premium over the all-share proposal by Precision Drilling Corp., the largest driller in Canada. With all conditions of its offer satisfied or waived, Ensign has extended the deadline until Dec. 10 for Trinidad shareholders who have not done so to tender their shares.Ensign had given Trinidad shareholders less time to consider its hostile takeover bid by pushing its offer deadline ahead of a planned Dec. 11 meeting where Trinidad shareholders will vote on the merger with Precision.If that meeting isn’t cancelled, Ensign says it will use its majority to vote down that offer from Precision.
TAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Council Meeting on Tuesday, Staff provided an update on the 2018 Climate Action/Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Report.This report compiles strategic goals, set out by Council, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions within the District.According to the Report, it shows that the District meets the goal of a five percent reduction of CO2 emissions from 2007 levels as set by Council for 2020. Council’s goal by 2030, is to have a 30 percent reduction of carbon emissions from 2007 levels and to have an 80 percent reduction by 2050 from 2007 levels.Through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, the District was able to receive $21,730 in 2018.Since the District is currently on track to reducing carbon emissions, Council has voted to adopt the 2018-19 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Report.The report can be found on the District of Taylor’s website.