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The Tories Have Accepted Another £5 Million From Donor Who Said Diane Abbott ‘Should Be Shot’

The Tories Have Accepted Another £5 Million From Donor Who Said Diane Abbott ‘Should Be Shot’

[ad_1] The Tories have accepted another £5 million from a businessman who said Diane Abbott made him “want to hate all black women” and “should be shot”, it has been confirmed. Figures released this morning by the Electoral Commission showed the payments from Frank Hester’s company, the Phoenix Partnership, in January. Hester also gave the party £10m last year, making him the Conservatives’ biggest donor. The Guardian reported in March that Hester had made the comments in 2019. After ministers initially refused to condemn him, a No10 spokesman eventually said in a statement: “The comments allegedly made by Frank Hester were racist and wrong.” The revelation that the Tories accepted a further £5 million from the businessman has re-ignited calls for them to hand back all of the money he has given them. Diane Abbott said the latest Hester donation was “an insult to me and all black women”. Rishi Sunak belatedly admitted Frank Hester’s remarks that “I made him hate all black woman and should be shot” were racist. Now it turns out Sunak …

Girl, 9, shot at Hackney restaurant still critical – as police probe link with Turkish-origin crime gangs | UK News

Girl, 9, shot at Hackney restaurant still critical – as police probe link with Turkish-origin crime gangs | UK News

[ad_1] A girl is still fighting for her life in a critical condition a week after she was shot at a London restaurant, police say. The nine-year-old was inside eating dinner with her family when she was shot by a lone attacker on a motorbike. Three men sat outside, aged 37, 42 and 44, were also shot but have since left hospital. Image: Pic: PA Detectives say they are looking at a potential link with Turkish “organised criminal networks” and have again pleaded for information from the Turkish and Kurdish communities. The shooting happened at Evin, a restaurant on Kingsland High Street in Hackney, at 9.20pm last Wednesday. Image: Police want people who may have seen the bike to contact them. Pic: Met Police Image: Pic: Met Police “We will always be directed by the evidence and a critical line of enquiry has been the potential link to Turkish-originating organised criminal networks,” said Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway. “Sadly, a nine-year-old girl who was simply having dinner with her family is now in a hospital …

Songs with the best shot at winning

Songs with the best shot at winning

[ad_1] Switzerland’s Nemo rehearses “The Code” before the second semifinal. Jessica Gow/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty hide caption toggle caption Jessica Gow/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Switzerland’s Nemo rehearses “The Code” before the second semifinal. Jessica Gow/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Year after year, the Eurovision Song Contest delivers a dazzling, glittery spectacle of only barely contained chaos. There’s all the lights, fireworks, flags, sequins, disco balls and dance breaks, of course – but there’s also the songs themselves, which this year boast displays of (vocal) gymnastics more impressive than anything you’ll see flipping across a mat in Paris this summer. Know this: 2024’s brace of 26 Eurovision finalists represent what is, even for this contest, a maximalist bunch. These songs go big. I’d go so far as to say that the broadcast on Saturday (starting at 3:00 p.m. ET on Peacock) is shaping up to qualify as Peak Eurovision, so prepare to bask in the glorious bombast of it all. Musically, expect the usual mix of pop bops, baroque ballads and club bangers. Also, …

Children ‘piled up and shot’: new details emerge of ethnic cleansing in Darfur | Global development

Children ‘piled up and shot’: new details emerge of ethnic cleansing in Darfur | Global development

[ad_1] Gruesome new testimony details one of the worst atrocities of the year-long Sudanese civil war – the large-scale massacre of civilians as they desperately tried to flee an ethnic rampage in Darfur last summer. Witnesses describe children, still alive, being “piled up and shot” by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) as they attempted to escape the regional capital of El Geneina in June last year during a bout of ethnic violence in which thousands of civilians were killed. Together, the 221 witness statements collated by Human Rights Watch offer the latest evidence that the Arab-led RSF has orchestrated a concerted 12-month campaign of ethnic cleansing against Sudan’s non-Arab Masalit tribe in West Darfur. The United Nations and African Union should, says HRW, urgently impose an arms embargo on Sudan and deploy a mission with a robust police force to Darfur, the sprawling region in the west of the country, to protect civilians. A HRW report published Wednesday calls for sanctions for those ultimately responsible for widespread war crimes, including the West Darfur RSF …

In 2023, investment in clean energy manufacturing shot up 70% from 2022

In 2023, investment in clean energy manufacturing shot up 70% from 2022

[ad_1] Photo: Heliene Booming investment in solar and battery manufacturing is rapidly becoming a powerful global economic driver, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). In a first-of-its-kind analysis from the IEA, “Advancing Clean Technology Manufacturing” finds that global investment in the manufacturing of five key clean energy technologies – solar, wind, batteries, electrolyzers, and heat pumps – rose to $200 billion in 2023, an increase of more than 70% from 2022 that accounted for around 4% of global GDP growth and nearly 10% of global investment growth.  Spending on solar PV manufacturing more than doubled last year, while investment in battery  manufacturing rose by around 60%. As a result, solar PV module manufacturing capacity today is  already in line with what is needed in 2030 based on the IEA’s net zero emissions scenario. For battery cells, if announced projects are included, manufacturing capacity is 90% of the way toward meeting net zero demand at the end of this decade.  The report finds that many projects in the pipeline will be operational soon. Around 40% of …

‘Radicalised’ teenager shot dead by Perth police after stabbing incident

‘Radicalised’ teenager shot dead by Perth police after stabbing incident

[ad_1] Australian police said on Sunday (May 5) they shot dead a 16-year-old boy, after a man was stabbed in a Perth suburb, in an attack authorities said indicated terrorism. The “middle-aged” victim, stabbed in the back, was stable in hospital, authorities said. The 16-year-old boy, described as “Caucasian”, was known to the police. Col Blanch, the police commissioner of the state of Western Australia, said the boy had mental health issues and had been part of a police deradicalisation programme. Speaking at a news conference, state premier Roger Cook said: “There are indications he had been radicalised online. But I want to reassure the community at this stage it appears he acted solely and alone.” The boy was holding a large kitchen knife when police arrived at a car park in the suburb of Willetton after 10pm on Saturday night. Commissioner Blanch said the boy had called the police and told them he had planned to commit “acts of violence”. Two officers initially shot him with their Tasers but neither had “the full desired effect”, Blanch told reporters. …

Whaley Bridge: Police had earlier responded to report of burglary at property where teenager was shot dead | UK News

Whaley Bridge: Police had earlier responded to report of burglary at property where teenager was shot dead | UK News

[ad_1] The property where a teenager was shot dead and another suffered a gunshot wound had been visited by police the day before following reports of a burglary, Derbyshire Constabulary has said. A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after police were called to reports of a burglary at a home on Eccles Road in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, at 1:20am on Wednesday 1 May. Officers attended the property and found the teenager who had been shot dead and the second teenager who had been wounded. Police have now confirmed that officers had attended the same property on the afternoon of Tuesday 30 April after receiving reports of a burglary. Follow Sky News on WhatsApp Keep up with all the latest news from the UK and around the world by following Sky News Tap here The force has said it is “keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents are linked”. Police have said the man who suffered fatal gunshot wounds was in his late teens …

Kristi Noem Insists the 14-Month-Old Dog She Shot and Killed “Was Not a Puppy,” as Though That Makes the Story Sound Less Bad

Kristi Noem Insists the 14-Month-Old Dog She Shot and Killed “Was Not a Puppy,” as Though That Makes the Story Sound Less Bad

[ad_1] Hello, and welcome to day seven of the “Kristi Noem killed her family dog” news cycle, which the South Dakota governor presumably did not see stretching to a week—and tanking her chances of becoming Donald Trump’s VP—when she decided to include the anecdote about shooting the puppy in a new book. On Wednesday, Noem went on Sean Hannity’s show to defend herself, claiming, among other things, that: Cricket, the 14-month-old wirehair pointer she shot, was not a “puppy” but a “working dog” (in fact, South Dakota dog trainer Dan Griffith says that “a dog’s not mature until they’re two years old” and won’t be “a good hunter or a great dog until they’re, like, three or four years old”) Cricket was given two chances to prove herself (instead of the standard three), and when she failed she had to be shot The dog-killing story the governor freely included in her book, and has confirmed the details of multiple times now, only sounds bad because the “fake news” put “the worst spin on it” X …