Chicago mayor calls out ‘shortage of values’ as city copes with gun violence
admin • August 7, 2018 • 2238
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. REUTERS/Jim Young/File photo
After a weekend marked by gun violence, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, “there was a shortage of values” as he called on people who knew the shooters to report them.
“Don’t think for a moment people don’t know who in the neighborhood” was responsible, Emanuel said at a news conference on Monday (August 6), adding that people “have a moral responsibility to speak up.”
A violent weekend in Chicago left 12 people dead and dozens more wounded, police said.
Local media reported that 66 people were shot from 6 p.m. on Friday to midnight on Sunday and 12 of those victims died.
Police said most of the shootings are connected to gang violence in the city of about 2.7 million people, the third-largest in the United States. — Reuters
The Philippine and the United States military divers, along with local government units and non-government organizations installed artificial reefs in Batangas on August 15.
Oplan Pamamalakaya is a collaboration between by the Philippine Air Force, DV Boer Farm, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Community Environment and Natural Resources Office, and Municipality of Calatagan local government and residents.
The team were able to install a total of 30 jackstone-type artificial habitat reefs made from simple construction materials.
“This project was a fantastic opportunity for us to partner with our friends in the PAF and help preserve the Philippine environment for future generations,” said Major Zach Hart, a participating diver.—AAC
An Iranian tanker headed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday (August 19) after it was released from detention off Gibraltar as Tehran warned against any U.S. move to seize the vessel again.
The Grace 1, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, left anchorage off Gibraltar about 11 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Sunday (August 18).
Refinitiv ship tracking data showed early on Monday that the vessel was heading to Kalamata in Greece.
The seizure of the tanker by British Royal Marines near Gibraltar on July 4 on suspicion it was carrying oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions led to a weeks-long stand-off between Tehran and the West. It also heightened tensions on international oil shipping routes through the Gulf.
Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, lifted the detention order on Thursday (August 22) but the next day a federal court in Washington issued a warrant for the seizure of the tanker, the oil it carries and nearly $1 million.
Iran on Monday said any U.S. attempt to seize the tanker would have “heavy consequences” and that a crisis in Iran’s ties with Britain would not be over until the vessel reached its destination. (Reuters)
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