San Diego synagogue shooting victim laid to rest as suspect’s family calls his actions ‘evil’

first_imgSANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Grieving family and friends will gather Monday at the funeral for Lori Gilbert-Kaye, a 60-year-old woman shot dead Saturday at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego County.Meanwhile, the family of the 19-year-old suspected gunman is speaking out, saying, “to our great shame, he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries.”Gilbert-Kaye was at the synagogue with her husband and daughter for a memorial service in honor of her mother, who recently died, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein told reporters.When the shooting broke out, Gilbert-Kaye was in the lobby, while her friend, Rochelle Schwartz, was in the sanctuary with Gilbert-Kaye’s daughter.“I just remember getting her down and covering her with my body and telling her, ‘Please be quiet. I don’t want the shooter to know that we’re here,’” Schwartz told ABC News. “She was just so brave.”Once the gunfire ended, Schwartz and Gilbert-Kaye’s husband and daughter rushed to the lobby.“It was horrific,” Schwartz said.Three others were injured in the attack in the synagogue’s lobby during Saturday morning services, on the last day of Passover.“Lori is really a pillar of the community. She has the most generous, kind heart,” Schwartz said, overcome with emotion. “We’re gonna miss her. She’s a very special person. And I just pray that this never happens again. We have to work on education and we have to stop this insanity. It’s just so tragic.”“We’re gonna go back to services,” Schwartz added. “We’re gonna show that were strong enough to just continue and not let this get to us.”As the shocked community comes together in grief, the suspected gunman, 19-year-old John Earnest, is in custody and being held on arresting charges of one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Investigators believe Earnest acted alone, and authorities say he bought the AR-style weapon used in the attack on Friday.Earnest’s family said in a statement, “How our son was attracted to such darkness is a terrifying mystery to us, though we are confident that law enforcement will uncover many details of the path that he took to this evil and despicable act.”“He has killed and injured the faithful who were gathered in a sacred place on a sacred day,” the family said. “Our son’s actions were informed by people we do not know, and ideas we do not hold. Like our other five children, he was raised in a family, a faith, and a community that all rejected hate and taught that love must be the motive for everything we do.”“Our heavy hearts will forever go out to the victims and survivors,” the family said, “And we pray for peace.”The Florida Senate on Monday passed an anti-Semitism bill, prohibiting religious discrimination in Florida’s public education system. The law would call for school administrators to combat anti-Semitism in the same way they address religious discrimination, according to The Miami Herald.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Jim Winship, director, British Sandwich Association

first_imgThe recent closure of a sandwich business, due to listeria, highlights for us all the added risks chilled food operations all have to contend with these days, over and above the complexities of running any business.Like other bacteria, listeria is not something you can see or touch, yet the potential consequences to health, your business and the industry should be a concern for us all. Chilled foods are, by their nature, high-risk and the manual processes involved in putting them together just add to this… and then we add shelf-life.The message to all of us from this particular incident is that you can never do enough when it comes to both cleanliness and the sourcing of ingredients from safe and reputable suppliers. The particular business involved in this case was considered by most people who audited it, including the health service, to be a clean operation. There are many worse out there.More worrying still is the fact that, having closed voluntarily, there seems to be no clarity among the various authorities about what a business has to do before it can re-open. The correspondence between parties suggests that no protocol has ever been set out for reopening a factory after such an incident, particularly if it closes voluntarily. It seems that if you do the right thing, you can find yourself in deeper trouble than if you wait to get caught. What nonsense!While the British Sandwich Association is seeking some answers from all those involved, this incident just underlines the increasing complexities now involved in running a sandwich business.last_img read more

Roy Hodgson expects bids to come in for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha

first_img Comment Zaha is Palace’s main man (Picture: Getty)‘But I certainly wouldn’t count on that because if I was at another club, I’d be looking to sign players of his quality.’The summer transfer window is expected to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic which has caused financial issues for football clubs across the world.UEFA have green light new dates for the upcoming window and told the Premier League transfer activity must be completed by 5 October.Palace have managed to steer themselves away from a relegation battle and take on Bournemouth on Saturday night.MORE: Mikel Arteta hails Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ improved attitude ahead of Arsenal vs BrightonMORE: Mikel Arteta gives honest assessment of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette’s ‘difficult season’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Zaha was a target for Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)Roy Hodgson has admitted it would be ‘foolish’ for Crystal Palace to assume no big clubs will submit offers for Wilfried Zaha in the next transfer window.Zaha was the subject of intense transfer speculation last summer, with Palace turning down bids from Arsenal and Everton.The forward recently said it was ‘amazing’ to have Arsenal try to sign him, appearing to open the door to a future move to the club.Palace resume club action this weekend after three months off due to the coronavirus pandemic and Hodgson conceded he could not rule off having to spend another summer worrying about losing Zaha.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s an unknown isn’t it, how much money is going to be floating around in the next window,’ Hodgson said in his pre-match press conference.‘I think we’d be very foolish to relax and start thinking there will be no bids for Wilf Zaha, no big-money interest in him, because he’s such a good player.‘He has the ability to play at any level, anywhere in the world, so who knows? If we find it easy to keep him because there aren’t big bids coming in, that would be fine. Roy Hodgson expects bids to come in for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha Coral BarrySaturday 20 Jun 2020 11:21 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link568Shareslast_img read more

Red Force crush West Indies Under-19s

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) – Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago crushed an out-of-sorts West Indies Under-19s by eight wickets in quick time here yesterday, to win their second game and move into second spot in Group A of the Regional Super50.Wounded by a defeat to Kent Spitfires last Sunday, Red Force routed the Under-19s for a meagre 58 off 31 overs and then galloped to their target off 10.2 overs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.They lie second on nine points, three behind leaders Leeward Islands Hurricanes whom they meet in their next game at Coolidge Cricket Ground tomorrow.Opting to bowl first, Red Force’s attack was spearheaded by Jamaican left-arm quick Sheldon Cottrell who claimed three for six from seven overs while left-arm spinner Khary Pierre (2-16) and fast bowler Roshon Primus (2-20) picked up two wickets apiece.Emmanuel Stewart, batting at number four, top-scored with 30 from 66 deliveries with four fours but failed to get support as no other Under-19s batsman reached double figures.In reply, T&T lost openers Kyle Hope (8) and Evin Lewis (19) but Nicholas Alexis struck four boundaries in 19 not out off 20 balls to see his side home without further hiccups.West Indies Under-19s are bottom of the standings without a win in three outings.UNDER-19s inningsS. Brathwaite lbw b Rampaul 0M. Patrick c wkp. Ramdin b Cottrell 0B. Yadram c Primus b Cottrell 6E. Stewart b Pierre 30K. Kallicharan lbw b Cottrell 0K. Paul c Pierre b Primus 5A. Athanaze c Pierre b Primus 0J. Bishop lbw b Khan 3M. Louis not out 1J. Spencer lbw b Pierre 0O. McCoy run-out 0Extras: (lb4, w7, nb2) 13Total: (all out, 31 overs) 58Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-6, 3-14, 4-14, 5-27, 6-34, 7-57, 8-57, 9-57.Bowling: Cottrell 7-4-6-3 (w-1), Rampaul 6-1-9-1 (w-2), Primus 7-0-20-2 (w-3, nb-2), Emrit 4-1-3-0 (w-1), Pierre 5-2-16-2, Imran Khan 2-2-0-1.RED FORCE inningsK. Hope c & b Spencer 8E. Lewis c wkp. Stewart b McCoy 19N. Alexis not out 19J. Mohammed not out 4Extras: (b-4, w-5) 9Total: (2 wkts, 10.2 overs) 59Fall of wickets: 1-23, 2-46.Bowling: McCoy 5-0-26-1 (w-3), Spencer 4-0-22-1 (w-2), Bishop 1-0-5-0, Paul 0.2-0-2-0.Points: Red Force 5, Under-19s 0.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘fed up’ with Real Madrid

first_imgSpeculation that Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for a sensational return to Manchester United has been given weight after former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claimed the forward was “fed up”.The Portugal international has recently been making noises that he is not fully content at the Bernabeu. It’s a situation thought to stem from slipping behind the highest-paid earners in football, with Radamel Falcao and former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney understood to be among those earning more than the Ballon d’Or holder.In a recent interview, Ronaldo himself hinted at a possible return to Old Trafford: “I love Manchester,” he said.”Everyone knows that — I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart. I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day.”Comments today from Calderon will only rock the Bernabeu boat further after he claimed that Ronaldo’s relationship with Florentino Pérez, the current Real Madrid president, is unstable.Video: Premier League review“My impression is he is fed up with the policy of the current president,” Calderon told Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on TalkSPORT. “When he came [to Real Madrid] with [Arjen] Robben he thought he would be a good colleague for him in the team [but then he was sold].“Two years ago it was [Gonzalo] Higuain sold and he didn’t like that. Last year he thought it was a mistake to let [Mesut] Ozil leave and the last straw was selling Xabi Alonso and Angel di Maria this summer.”Should Real Madrid sell Ronaldo, Manchester United would have first option on him and according to Calderon a return to Old Trafford would appeal to the player.“When I signed him in 2008, I remember he said he was grateful to Manchester United. He had a marvellous time there, he likes everything. It is a really great club.”last_img read more

FilmOneFest Sunday Night in Atlantic Highlands

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Film fans will be able to sit under the stars Sunday n ight to see a selection of “short-short” films of no more than 2 minutes during the FilmOneFst.The film festival was originally scheduled for Saturday night but organizers have postponed it until the Sunday night rain date because of strong storms forecast for the area.In the event of rain or high winds on Sunday, the festival will be held at the Charles Hesse Parish Hall, 55 South Ave.The awards ceremony, slated for 11 a.m. Sunday, will take place at that time.This free town-wide celebration of film has become an exciting exhibition of the art of filmmaking and a must-attend event at the shore. Filmmakers from around the world and across the country are showcased on a giant outdoor screen.FilmOneFest begins at 7 p.m. in the municipal harbor, with artists and craftspeople exhibiting and demonstrating their creations. Stilt-walkers, face-painters, and clowns will be present for the children to enjoy. Live music provided by the Matt Wade Band, and local restaurants will offer dishes for all tastes.Admission and parking are free. Audience members may bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. A limited number of premium seats are available to purchase at FilmOneFest.This program is sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National.last_img read more