Connect with us
HOUSTON WEATHER

US News

UNDISPUTED – Skip & Shannon discuss: Is Lamar Jackson now Super Bowl bound?

Published

on

Continue Reading
Partners
3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Uncle Shannon

    December 2, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Jimmy g not that bad

  2. Ms Sandy

    December 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I originally picked the Saints to win the Super Bowl but now I want Lamar and the Ravens to win it. I love the Saints too. They're great.

  3. S

    December 2, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Buffalo has only beat one team with a winning record. The cowboys (who haven't beat a team with a winning record.) Ravens won't lose in buffalo.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

US News

Saudi Trainee Kills 3 in Shooting at Florida Naval Base

Published

on

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A member of the Saudi Air Force armed with a handgun fatally shot three people and injured eight others on Friday morning during a bloody rampage in a classroom building at the prestigious Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., where he was training to become a pilot.

The authorities, led by the F.B.I., were investigating to determine the gunman’s motive and whether the shooting was an act of terrorism.

A United States military official identified the suspect, who was killed by a sheriff’s deputy during the attack, as Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. He was one of hundreds of military trainees at the base, which is considered the home of naval aviation.

Six other Saudi nationals were detained for questioning near the scene of the shooting, including three who were seen filming the entire incident, according to a person briefed on the initial stages of the investigation. A group that monitors online jihadist activity said that shortly before the shooting, a Twitter account with a name matching the gunman’s posted a “will” calling the United States a “nation of evil” and criticizing its support for Israel.

In a statement on Friday, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said he was considering “several steps to ensure the security of our military installations and the safety of our service members and their families.”

The base at Pensacola, on Florida’s Panhandle, dates to the 1820s and is where the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team is based. Since World War I, most Navy and Marine Corps aviators and flight officers have begun their flight training there. Captain Kinsella said that about 200 international students are currently in training.

Weapons are not allowed on the base other than for security personnel, the captain said.

The gunman was believed to be enrolled in the base’s Aviation Preflight Indoctrination program. Students in the training hail from countries such as France, Italy and Norway, in addition to Saudi Arabia, which began sending trainees to the base in 1995. The Saudis usually train to fly either helicopters or F-15s, according to a Navy pilot familiar with the program. There are often a couple of foreign students in a class of 15 or so; Americans and Saudis go through their initial training together before branching off for separate training programs.

Dainya Lemoine, 26, a former Marine sergeant who lives about a mile and a half from the base, said that until earlier this year, she worked as an avionics instructor in the building where the shooting took place. Messages on her phone about an active shooter woke her up on Friday, followed by texts from former colleagues inside the Naval Air Training Technical Center, which she described as a two-story building about the size of a hangar.

The fatal attack could have hardly have come at a worse time for Saudi Arabia. Since his father became king in 2015, Prince Mohammed has struggled to rebrand Saudi Arabia as open to the world and a key partner of the West in fighting extremism.

The kingdom is on the cusp of selling shares of its oil monopoly, Saudi Aramco, an initial public offering expected to be the world’s largest, and is preparing to assume the presidency of the G20, whose summit it is scheduled to host next year.

Early enthusiasm for Prince Mohammed and his promised reforms had already been tarnished after the kingdom’s disastrous military campaign in Yemen and the killing of a Saudi dissident writer, Jamal Khashoggi, by Saudi agents in Istanbul last year. But the kingdom appeared to be trying to move on.

Even if the authorities find no international terrorism connections to the Pensacola shooting, the attack could undermine how the kingdom is perceived abroad, and especially in the United States, where many remember the presence of several Saudi nationals among those who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

One wild card for the Saudis is Mr. Trump, who anointed Prince Mohammed a key player in his plans for the Middle East and stood by the prince when anger over Mr. Khashoggi’s death grew in other parts of the United States government. If the new killings, this time of Americans, tars the kingdom in Mr. Trump’s eyes, it could leave Saudi Arabia with few remaining friends in Washington.

“My guess is that it will not have much impact,” said F. Gregory Gause III, a Saudi expert at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Enter your email address:


Source

Continue Reading

US News

Are We Losing Privacy With the Increasing Number of Doorbell Cameras and Home Surveillance Systems

Published

on

Are we losing privacy in our own neighborhoods? The increasing popularity of doorbell camera systems and other camera surveillance means more and more cameras are watching us when we leave our street and wherever we go.

Even police departments are using some systems to add eyes to their force.

Felicia Duran is one of many people who likes the convenience of seeing who is at her door without actually opening the door.

“We just felt it was a little more convenient than a standard alarm,” Duran said.

Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

It’s also allowed her to see some strange things.

“So I was able to open the app and look and see in the camera there was a strange man with his goat in my grass,” Duran said.

But ultimately for her and it’s about security.

“I feel that not only the safety of myself and my children, but my neighbors and my neighborhood kind of out ways the privacy issue,” Duran said.

Her nest system is one of many options available to individuals, homeowner associations, and even police departments.

“Everywhere you look there is a camera, there is video of everything all the time forever,” Frisco Police Department Community Services Officer Radd Rotello said.

Key Findings of Fact from ‘The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report’

[NATL] Key Findings of Fact from 'The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report'

Rotello was instrumental in getting his department partnered with doorbell camera firm Ring.

“It’s really given us an opportunity to reach out to the public,” Rotello said. “Let’s them know what’s going on. Keeps us informed on what’s going on in neighborhoods that may have otherwise been reported. And it’s an easier way for our detectives to get ahold of some video with permission of the ring owner.”

Through the partnership Ring users, or anyone with a surveillance system, can upload their video that police can access.

But it’s only video users give to the department. Police do not have direct access to homeowner’s cameras.

Privacy was something the police department wanted to ensure.

“Of course I was concerned with the legality of that and is everybody’s privacy going to stay private,” Rotello said. “Everybody has their rights and we wanted to make sure any partnership we had didn’t violate anything and was just beneficial only.”

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

But should there be concerns over losing your privacy?

“I don’t know about concerned, but you should be aware,” Former Police Chief and policing consultant Andy Harvey said. “Everywhere we are just assume you are being taped.”

With 23-years of experience Harvey has seen the changes in surveillance technology.

He sees the advantages for police.

“The side of course for police it’s a great crime fighting tool,” Harvey said. “Whenever you have more eyes and video surveillance it’s a great tool for us. Let’s be very real about that.”

But he also says police have a responsibility to the public.

Man Shoots 7-Year-Old With Real Gun During Nerf Battle

[NATL] Man Shoots 7-Year-Old With Real Gun During Nerf Battle

“It’s a great resource as long as we don’t use it incorrectly or abuse it,” Harvey said. Because if you start doing that it’s going to have a counter effect. Here we are trying to build trust and if we start doing that it’s going to effect that.”

Trust is already a concern even for people like Duran who have these systems.

“I’m not comfortable with constantly being watched because I feel like there’s no privacy you know,” Duran said.

But that’s a small price she’s willing to pay or rather sacrifice when it comes to what’s most important between security versus privacy.

“Definitely the security I feel it outweighs the privacy by a ton,” Duran said.

Ring has partnered with over 400 departments across the country.

Footage Shows the Moment Shooting Breaks Out in New Orleans, Wounding 10

[NATL] Footage Shows the Moment Shooting Breaks Out in New Orleans, Wounding 10

For a map that shows what police agencies in your area partner with Ring click here.



Enter your email address:


Source

Continue Reading

US News

Banana duct-taped to wall sells for $120G at Miami art event

Published

on

This work of art seems to have a lot of a peel.

An odd piece of artwork that consists of a banana duct-taped to a wall has sold for $120,000 at a Miami art fair.

The piece, titled “The Comedian,” was created by Italian artist  Maurizio Cattelan, who is behind an 18-carat gold toilet offered to President Trump earlier this year.

Two of the three editions of the banana artwork sold for $120,000 at the Art Basel Miami festival and a third is expected to fetch $150,000, Miami’s WFOR-TV reported.

PELOSI SUGGESTS AMID TRUMP IMPEACHMENT, ‘THE ARTS’ WILL HELP HEAL AMERICA

The event is a star-studded affair that occurs every December and includes parties and shows. The price tag of “The Comedian” has spurred criticism of wealth inequality and materialism.

Kristen Orthman, director of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, tweeted about the peice: “‘Banana with duct tape’ also know as ‘we need a wealth tax.'”

Several other users voiced support for a wealth tax in light of the sale.

Cattelan said he’d been working on the “The Comedian” for a year and initially wanted to create a bronze banana.

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created the banana duct-taped to a wall art piece that sold for $120,000. (Reuters)

“Wherever I was traveling I had this banana on the wall. I couldn’t figure out how to finish it,” he told Art Net News. “In the end, one day I woke up and I said, ‘The banana is supposed to be a banana.’”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The artist is also behind the gold toilet offered to the White House on loan by New York City’s prestigious Guggenheim Museum. The museum rejected a request to display Van Gogh’s 1888 “Landscape With Snow” work in the residence and proposed the toilet instead.

In an August 2017 blog post, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector said “Trump is synonymous with golden toilets.”

Fox News’ Frank Miles contributed to this report. 

Enter your email address:


Source

Continue Reading

Trending

//onvictinitor.com/afu.php?zoneid=2954224
This website uses cookies. If you continue to use the website, we assume your consent.
accept