uberX prices slashed by 35 in Nairobi as price wars instensify

first_imgAdvertisement Uber is striving to be the most affordable way to move around in Nairobi with their latest move of slashing uberX prices by up to 35%. The base fare will remain unchanged, although short rides will now cost considerably less.This comes in the face of intensified price wars with local cab & Matatu drivers as well as Safaricom’s entry into the transportation industry with it’s Little Cabs venture in Nairobi.The ETN reports that Little Cabs has entered the market recently with a big bang and taken significant enough market share out of the previously Uber-dominated market, prompting a major fare review and what will no doubt become a major price war. When Gulf-based Mondo Ride entered the market a few months ago, they also did so with lower charges. Last week another competitor entered the market, named Teke Taxi, increasing the pressure on fares yet more. – Advertisement – It remains to be seen how other app-based cab hailing services will react to the new Uber fares and in turn also either match or further undercut their own.We’re lowering uberX prices by 35% in Nairobi! #UberFORLESS https://t.co/2eq3sS1eoP pic.twitter.com/0EjgJ0r3KO— Uber Kenya (@uber_kenya) July 28, 2016Uber believes that with its cheaper fares, they can now be a true alternative to people driving their own cars into the city centre, with all the hassle and cost that parking brings.THE NEW uberX RATES in Kenya ShillingsOld uberXNew uberXBaseKES 100KES 100Per MinuteKES 4KES 3Per KMKES 60KES 35CancellationKES 200KES 200MinimumKES 300KES 200[related-posts]last_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Leeds United v Derby County

first_imgLeeds managed to defy a load of injuries and the suspension of Patrick Bamford to deal a negative blow to our balance at the weekend, but they can finish the job with victory at Elland Road.Marcelo Bielsa went into the weekend with five first team players missing including three of his back four but Leeds were deserving of a 1-0 victory there. Kemar Roofe’s 15th goal of the season was the difference between the teams and whilst Derby were enraged that assistant referee Eddie Smart persuaded referee Craig Pawson to overturn his award of a penalty to the Rams with 14 minutes to go, they were second best on the pitch.Leeds didn’t allow the Rams to have a single shot on target and came away with an impressive 56% of possession, won the shot count 15-7 and also had eight corners compared to just one for the hosts. Indeed, the tie would most likely be over had Pablo Hernandez missed the ball from six yards out after Jamie Shackleton’s cutback.Rams fans will not be sad to see the back of injured Kemar Roofe. The winning goal scorer in the first leg has scored 32 goals for Leeds since joining in the summer of 2016 – 12.5% of those have come against Derby County – but where he’s absent, Patrick Bamford, who has returned from his suspension.Leeds United v Derby CountyChampionship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg19:45 Sky Sports Football HD / Sky Sports Main Event HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches, past 10 years)MAY 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY OFF Derby 0-1 LeedsJAN 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-0 DerbyAUG 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 1-4 LeedsFEB 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 2-2 LeedsOCT 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 1-2 DerbyJAN 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 1-0 DerbyOCT 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 1-0 LeedsDEC 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-2 DerbyAUG 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 1-2 LeedsDEC 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 2-0 LeedsDerby will be pleased to hear that Martyn Waghorn, who has 13 goals this season, might be able to replace David Nugent in attack, giving Harry Wilson and Mason Mount a target to hit, but Leeds have been the better side in their three meetings this season and can book their ticket to Wembley.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK LEEDS 8 pts at 3/4 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017 (excludes US PGA) : PROFIT 227.00 pointslast_img read more

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REEP to host K12 Education Innovation Exchange

first_imgShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327druth@rice.edu REEP to host K-12 Education & Innovation ExchangeHigh-caliber event includes 200 educators from Houston-area public school districtsThe Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) will host 200 educators from various Houston-area public school districts for its Education & Innovation Exchange event from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.The event will consist of several concurrent presentations by and informal conversations with nationally recognized guest speakers about innovations that have been developed and executed in the K-12 public school system. The event will also include an expo featuring several cutting-edge K-12 projects and initiatives from various Rice University departments.What: Nationally recognized entrepreneurs from various sectors will present their latest ideas and best practices at the Education & Innovation Exchange.When: 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 19.Where: Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business at McNair Hall, 6100 Main St. Who: Members of the REEP program and 200 educators from Houston-area public school districts. For a complete list of the speakers, go here.For more information about the event, go to http://business.rice.edu/REEP_Events. To view the schedule of events click here.For more information on REEP’s Education & Innovation Exchange or to schedule an interview with one of the event’s participants, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations, at druth@rice.edu or 713-348-6327. AddThislast_img read more

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US must engage a rising China through tropical disease elimination Baker Institute

first_imgShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduUS must engage a rising China through tropical disease elimination, Baker Institute expert saysHotez: There are considerable parallels between China’s western provinces and the southern USHOUSTON – (Nov. 30, 2012) –The relations between the U.S. and China can be strengthened by a coordinated effort to support neglected tropical disease (NTD) control programs in countries where these diseases are still a major public health concern, according to Dr. Peter Hotez, the fellow in disease and poverty at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Hotez shared his perspective on this topic in an editorial published in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and is available to speak with media.Hotez said both nations have a history of NTD infections that significantly impact the population. Throughout much of the 20th century, the U.S. experienced huge health and economic damage from malaria, hookworm and typhoid fever. During the same period, China had high prevalence rates of endemic hookworm, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis.He said recent advances in economic development and urbanization have enabled both countries to eliminate the most common NTDs in all but their most impoverished populations. Specifically, China has reduced the prevalence of schistosomiasis, the second leading parasitic killer after malaria, by 90 percent, and it was the first country to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis, a disease that causes extreme swelling of limbs and genitals. The U.S. has also significantly reduced intestinal worm infections and malaria since the 1930s.“There are considerable parallels between China’s western provinces and the southern U.S.,” Hotez said. “Although the U.S. and China have made great strides in controlling and eliminating NTDs, these diseases still remain among the poorest of the poor in both nations. Our shared experiences provide a unique foundation to jointly combat NTDs in our own countries as well as support developing countries in their NTD control and elimination efforts, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.”Hotez argued that a joint Sino-U.S. enterprise around NTD control and elimination could be a powerful and winning combination. “While a long-term approach is needed to reduce NTDs in Africa and elsewhere to levels similar to the U.S. and China, there is an opportunity for our nations to share programmatic expertise and funds for NTD programs,” he said. “This is a chance to not only work on a major global health disparity but also a way for the U.S. and China to build their diplomatic relationships with each other and with endemic countries.”Hotez is the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, head of the Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine and the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. Hotez is also president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research, where he leads a partnership to develop new vaccines for hookworm, schistosomiasis and Chagas’ disease. He also co-founded the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to provide access to essential medicines for millions of people worldwide.The Baker Institute has a radio and television studio available for media who want to schedule an interview with Hotez. For more information, contact Jeff Falk, associated director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated materials:Hotez biography: http://bakerinstitute.org/personnel/fellows-scholars/photezFounded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. AddThislast_img read more

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OpenStax partners with Katalyst to deliver free textbooks to Poland

first_img Infographic about OpenStax textbook usage worldwide ShareNEWS RELEASEDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduOpenStax partners with Katalyst to deliver free textbooks to PolandHOUSTON — (Sept. 20, 2017) — Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax is partnering with Katalyst Education to bring free, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks to Poland as part of a new effort to internationalize OpenStax’s free open textbook model.Katalyst Education is a Polish organization that aims to facilitate fair and equal access for all students in Poland by developing digital education tools and providing services to enable their optimal use. Katalyst Education and OpenStax will work together to translate OpenStax texts into Polish and investigate the best ways to introduce them to Polish universities, instructors and students.“The translation of our books into a foreign language is a significant milestone for us,” said Daniel Williamson, OpenStax managing director. “Although we’re seeing use of OpenStax in countries around the world, our books are currently only accessible to English speakers. We’re excited to begin the process of removing that barrier.”According to Katalyst Education, Polish students face some of the same accessibility challenges as American students: The prohibitive cost of textbooks and private tutors can make it difficult for low-income students to get the same quality of education as their peers. Beginning with OpenStax University Physics, Katalyst Education is not only translating the text into Polish but also modifying examples and case studies within the text to provide a Polish context.OpenStax and Katalyst Education will begin their initiative by visiting Polish academic conferences and communicating with academic centers to determine the best ways to encourage adoption of the textbooks and meet the needs of Polish students.“Poland’s academic community is relatively small — for example, there are about 70 Polish institutions that have physics programs appropriate for this textbook,” said Christopher Sweeney, managing director at Katalyst Education. “This gives us an opportunity to make a powerful impact. Once our project builds momentum, we hope to truly eliminate instances where students lack access to core learning resources.”The project is also interested in exploring the benefits of digital technology on learning outcomes and information retention. Katalyst Education believes that Polish students can benefit from repeated exposure to educational materials at a pace of their own choosing, a technique that can be enabled by digital open educational resources like OpenStax texts.“High-quality open educational resources like OpenStax have massive potential to help level the playing field for Polish students,” Sweeney said. “We’re excited to finalize the adaptation process and bring new, accessible resources to Poland.”OpenStax and Katalyst Education also collaborated to develop the technical infrastructure required to efficiently translate University Physics, laying the groundwork and developing the processes for other organizations interested in translating OpenStax textbooks.Read more about Katalyst Education at http://katalysteducation.org/en/home-en/.OpenStax is a nonprofit initiative of Rice University and is made possible by the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ann and John Doerr, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the 20 Million Minds Foundation, the Maxfield Foundation, the Calvin K. Kanzanjian Foundation and the Leon Lowenstein Foundation. For more information, visit http://openstax.org.-30-Graphic for download: Return to article. Long Descriptionhttp://news.rice.edu/files/2017/09/0821-OPENSTAX_UK-b-1aj2ybp.jpgRelated OpenStax news from Rice:Rice University-based OpenStax partners with UK Open Textbooks – Sept. 12, 2017http://news.rice.edu/2017/09/12/rice-university-based-openstax-partners-with-uk-open-textbooks/Nearly 1.5 million college students to use free textbooks this school year — Aug. 10, 2017http://news.rice.edu/2017/08/10/nearly-1-5-million-college-students-to-use-free-textbooks-this-school-year-2/OpenStax launches personalized learning tool for college courses — July 10, 2017http://news.rice.edu/2017/07/10/openstax-launches-personalized-learning-tool-for-college-courses/OpenStax’s 2016 partner schools expected to save students $8.2M in coming year — June 27, 2017http://news.rice.edu/2017/06/27/openstaxs-2016-partner-schools-expected-to-save-students-8-2m/OpenStax, OER Commons partner on community hubs — Oct. 11, 2016http://news.rice.edu/2016/10/11/openstax-oer-commons-partner-on-community-hubs/Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Follow OpenStax on Twitter @OpenStax.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. center_img AddThislast_img read more

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CBS Prof Determines Busyness a Marker of High Status for Americans

first_img About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer Last Updated Mar 30, 2017 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail CBS Prof Determines Busyness a Marker of High Status for Americans regions: New York Citycenter_img Columbia Business School (CBS) recently published an article about a new Journal of Consumer Research study from CBS Professor Silvia Bellezza that finds Americans “increasingly perceive busy and overworked people as having high status.”Whereas high-status Americans of yore would affirm their place in society by telling tales of poolside leisure, high-status Americans today are “more likely to engage in humblebrag, telling those around them how they ‘have no life’ or desperately need a vacation,” she writes. Surprising or not, “the effect is reversed for Italians.” Bellezza notes the peculiar way high-status Americans demonstrate this equation between busyness and social standing. “We uncovered an alternative type of conspicuous consumption that operated by shifting the focus from the preciousness and scarcity of goods to the preciousness and scarcity of individuals.”The use of products and services showcasing one’s jam-packed schedule–such as food delivery options from Peapod and Whole Foods–can also convey status because of their “associations with timesaving and a busy lifestyle,” Bellezza writes. “People’s social-mobility beliefs are psychologically driven by the perception that busy individuals possess desirable characteristics, leading them to be viewed as scarce and in demand.”Bellezza and her co-authors, Harvard’s Neeru Pahari and Anat Keinan, found “that the more we believe that people have the opportunity for social affirmation based on hard work, the more we tend to think that people who skip leisure and work all the time are of higher standing.” RelatedAlumni Spotlight: USC Marshall MBA Alumna Michele TafoyaThe career of one USC Marshall School of Business MBA alumna is a testament to the value of forming a strong base in communication. Michele Tafoya (MBA ’91) is well known not only for her talents as one of NBC Sports’ leading newscasters, but also for her vibrant social media presence.…October 5, 2016In “Featured Home”Holiday Debt Hangover: The Dangers of Contactless PaymentThe holidays may be over, but for many they are far from forgotten. For kids, the holiday joy continues with toys and games, but for adults, the holiday hangover might not be as pleasant. In fact, according to Niro Sivanathan, bssociate professor of organisational behaviour at London Business School (LBS), the holiday…January 5, 2017In “Advice”Digital Media’s Precarious Future, and More – Los Angeles NewsAs we all reel in from a hectic Valentine’s Day, lets take a look at some of the biggest Los Angeles business school news from the week that was. Mount Saint Mary’s LA Hosts Event on the Future of California’s Women – MSMLA News Mount Saint Mary’s, Los Angeles is…February 15, 2019In “Featured Home”last_img read more

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Toronto News Ivey Students Come to the UN and More

first_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini regions: Toronto Last Updated Feb 22, 2018 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Let’s visit some of the biggest news coming out of Toronto business schools this week.François Neville Unpacks Why Some Minority Groups Won’t Seek Business Loans – DeGroote Communications DepartmentFrançois Neville, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, recently investigated whether certain minority entrepreneurs become discouraged when it comes to entrepreneurial activities such as seeking capital. Neville’s has published a study in the Journal of Management Studies breaks down how years of mistreatment have led to many minority business owners not wanting to begin the process of seeking a loan.“There is a fairly established body of research offering compelling evidence that minorities are subject to inequality in the workplace and entrepreneurship, despite numerous policy initiatives to curb this,” Neville told the school.You can read more about Neville and the study here. Ivey Students Participating in UN Conference – News@IveyTwo Ivey Business School students were given the special opportunity to take part in a United Nations (UN) conference earlier this month. Emma Hogeterp, HBA/Huron Global Studies ’19; and Sanket Mehta, MBA ’18 , participating in the 2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City from Feb. 14-16.“The purpose of the conference is to not only discuss ideas, but also how they can be applicable in your country,” said Mehta. “What works in one country might not work in another because every country has a different set of economic indicators, such as life expectancy, income levels, and population.”Ivey Business School students Emma Hogeterp and Sanket Mehta / Photo via ivey.uwo.caLearn more about the Youth Assembly and the Ivey students attending the summit here.Student Trading Competition Celebrates its 15th Anniversary at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management – Rotman Media CentreThe Rotman School of Management is hosting the 15th annual Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) from February 22 to 24 in the Rotman School’s BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab. Teams from 52 different universities spanning the globe will participate in various activities including electronic and outcry trading cases, seminars with industry practitioners, and social events with their fellow competitors.“Given the challenge associated with each competition case, participants build models to apply theory, process information to separate the signal from the noise, quantify uncertainty and manage risks. Teams who combine those skills with good decision making do the best over the weekend.” Prof. Tom McCurdy, the Bonham Chair in Finance and academic director of the lab and the competition, said.You can read more about RITC here.The Differences Between a Full-Time MBA in New York City and Toronto – MetroMBAWe stack up the best of the best when it comes to NYC and Toronto MBA programs, and where each city stands out. Not surprisingly, Toronto MBAs are more affordable, and the cost of living in the city is infinitely more reasonable, but NYC programs have more prestige and potential financial reward.Even for those who do not pay extra for room and board, expenses for U.S. residents studying at many NYC business schools will be higher than their neighbors to the north. According to Numbeo, the cost of living in Toronto is 24 percent less than the cost of living in New York City, and rent is nearly 40 percent less.However, the value of the individual school tends to favor New York City programs over its Toronto counterparts. NYU Stern is currently the 12th overall on the U.S. News & World Report 2018 ranking, with CBS coming even higher at 9th overall. The ranking comparison remains consistent with The Economist as well, with CBS coming in 9th (again), Stern coming in 14th. The highest ranked Canadian program in The Economist ranking—Ivey Business School—came in 59th.Check out the rest of our comparison here.center_img RelatedEarning an MBA in Toronto Without the Full-Time CommitmentDespite the substantial benefits of earning an MBA, for many professionals, the idea of taking an extended detour while they earn their degree may be impractical or even impossible. An accelerated MBA allows motivated students to bring their new knowledge and qualifications to the workforce more quickly. For those Toronto-bound…August 9, 2017In “Accelerated MBA”Finding The Best Toronto Accelerated MBA ProgramsThe Accelerated MBA at the McMaster University DeGroote School of Business can be completed in as little as eight months if pursued on a full-time basis.November 2, 2017In “Featured Home”The Best MBA Clubs in TorontoWhile getting your MBA at a top program is a great goal, if that’s all you do, you’re missing out on a myriad of opportunities to expand your skills and your network. Course work is important, but there’s so much more you need to do to get the most out…March 14, 2016In “Featured Region” Toronto News: Ivey Students Come to the UN, and Morelast_img read more

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Turkey Football Headline Thanksgiving for 6 Astronauts

first_img CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station.NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough is serving as chef for the six-person crew. He showed off the specialties he’ll be preparing in a video this week.On Thursday—a regular workday for the crew—Kimbrough will warm up pouches of sliced turkey, candied yams, and cherry and blueberry cobbler. He’ll also add water to the bags of dehydrated cornbread dressing, green beans and mushrooms, and mashed potatoes. Mission Control promises to beam up some live football games.It will be the second Thanksgiving in space for Kimbrough and the third for American Peggy Whitson, who arrived at the orbiting lab Saturday. One Frenchman and three Russians round off the crew. Share this article Show Discussion U.S. astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), talks to his relatives prior to the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 space ship, in Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, in this file photo. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img US Share Turkey, Football Headline Thanksgiving for 6 Astronauts By The Associated Press November 22, 2016 Updated: November 24, 2016last_img read more

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Videos Show Trumps Response Right After 911

first_img US Share this article Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Videos Show Trump’s Response Right After 9/11 By Epoch Newsroom September 11, 2017 Updated: September 11, 2017 Several videos show Donald Trump responding to the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.Trump, who owns properties and has a home in New York City, gave several TV interviews near ground zero.A German reporter asked him a question about whether he had interests in Lower Manhattan.“I just went to what they call ground zero. I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said. “The devastation, the human life that’s been just wasted for no reason whatsoever. It’s a terrible scene.” “New Yorkers,” he added, “are very strong and very resilient, and they’ll rebuild very quickly.”The United States, he said at the time, needed to “respond quickly and effectively” to deal with the perpetrators of the attack. “There is no other choice,” he said, adding that New York needs to rebuild in a way that’s “just as majestic as the World Trade Center.”Trump said that he had “a lot of men down here right now” to deal with the recovery efforts, adding that “they’re very brave and they’re amazing.”On Monday Trump commemorated 9/11 at the Pentagon and the White House alongside first lady Melania Trump. They observed a moment of silence for the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks—when hijackers flew planes into the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon, and into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.From left National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump participate in a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) (L-R) National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2017.  (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House marking the September 11 attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people and wounded another 6,000. Also pictured is Gary Cohn (L), Director of the National Economic Council. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House marking the Sept. 11 attacks Sept. 11, 2017 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, flanked by White House staff, place their hands over their hearts on the South Lawn of the White House during the playing of "Taps" at a ceremony marking the September 11 attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people and wounded another 6,000. Also pictured are Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (2nd L) and Jared Kushner (L). (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Youtube/screenshot) last_img read more

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Trump Calls Las Vegas Shooter a Sick Demented Man

first_img Share this article Trump Calls Las Vegas Shooter a Sick, Demented Man By Jasper Fakkert October 3, 2017 Updated: October 3, 2017 Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US News center_img Mourners attend a candlelight vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night’s mass shooting on Oct. 2, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) President Donald Trump described the man who killed at least 59 people from his Las Vegas hotel room “a sick man, a demented man.”Trump’s statements came as he was leaving the White House en route to Puerto Rico.“We are looking into him very, very seriously. But we’re dealing with a very, very sick individual,” Trump said.The president announced on Monday that he would be spending most of his day in Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with local law enforcement officers as well as with victims and their families. President Donald Trump speaks with the press before boarding Marine One with First Lady Melania Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3, 2017, en route to Puerto Rico. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)The shooting in which at least 59 people were killed and over 500 injured is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The gunman, who was identified as Stephen Paddock, killed himself after firing from his hotel room on concertgoers at a country music festival.“We cannot even rule out mental illness or some form of brain damage, although there’s no evidence of that, either,” an official told Reuters.Trump praised the police department for doing an incredible job.“How quickly the police department was able to get in was really very much of a miracle. They’ve done an amazing job,” he said.InvestigationPublic records on Paddock point to an itinerant existence across the U.S. West and Southeast, including stints as an apartment manager and aerospace industry worker. He appeared to be settling into a quiet life when he bought a home in a Nevada retirement community a few years ago.His brother, Eric, described Stephen Paddock as financially well-off and an enthusiast of video poker games and cruises.“It just makes less sense the more we use any kind of reason to figure it out,” Eric Paddock said in a text message on Tuesday. He added that he had not yet talked to Marilou Danley, Paddock’s roommate.“Mary Lou is absolutely the closest person to Steve,” he wrote. “We are going to let her contact us if and when she decides she wants to.”Police said 23 guns were found in Paddock’s suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel. A makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday night’s mass shooting stands at an intersection of the north end of the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 3, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)A search of his car turned up a supply of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer that can be formed into explosives and was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of a federal office building that killed 168 people, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.Police found another 19 firearms, explosives and thousands of rounds of ammunition at Paddock’s home in Mesquite, 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas.They obtained a warrant to search a second house connected to Paddock in Reno, Nevada.Chris Sullivan, the owner of Mesquite’s Guns & Guitars shop, issued a statement confirming that Paddock was a customer who cleared background checks and said his business was cooperating with investigators.Lombardo said investigators knew a gun dealer had come forward to say that he had sold weapons to the suspect, but it was not clear if he was referring to Sullivan. He said police were aware of other people engaged in those transactions, including at least one in Arizona.Reuters contributed to this report Follow Jasper on Twitter: @JasperFakkert Show Discussionlast_img read more

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