160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney stepped up the White House attacks on critics of the Iraq war Monday, declaring that senators who say Americans were sent into battle based on a lie are engaging in “revisionism of the most corrupt and shameless variety.” In remarks delivered at the American Enterprise Institute, Cheney briefly said he considered debate over the war healthy, and he echoed President George W. Bush’s recent praise of Rep. John P. Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat who has called for an early withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, as “a good man, a Marine, a patriot.” But the vice president quickly made clear that after a week of criticism of Bush on Capitol Hill, the White House would not relent in its campaign against critics of the war and of the faulty intelligence that led up to it. Cheney decided last week, as the war debate was intensifying, to make his speech for maximum impact on an otherwise quiet Monday, the first day that Congress was out of town on recess and while Bush was traveling back to Washington from a trip to Asia. “The flaws in the intelligence are plain enough in hindsight, but any suggestion that prewar information was distorted, hyped or fabricated by the leader of the nation is utterly false,” Cheney said. “Sen. John McCain put it best: ‘It is a lie to say that the president lied to the American people.”‘ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Cheney was referring to the Arizona Republican and former North Vietnamese prisoner of war. McCain has had an off-again, on-again relationship with the White House, but has supported the war and called for additional troops in Iraq. The vice president made clear that he was distinguishing between his personal regard for Murtha, a Vietnam veteran, and what he considered the consequences of Murtha’s proposed policies. Cheney said an early withdrawal from Iraq would be a “terrible blow” to the security of the United States, and painted a bleak picture of terrorists’ ambitions in Iraq. “The terrorists believe that by controlling an entire country,” he said, “they will be able to target and overthrow other governments in the region, and to establish a radical Islamic empire that encompasses a region from Spain, across North Africa, through the Middle East and South Asia, all the way to Indonesia. They have made clear, as well, their ultimate ambitions: to arm themselves with weapons of mass destruction, to destroy Israel, to intimidate all Western countries and to cause mass death in the United States.” Democrats immediately denounced Cheney’s remarks, issuing a point-by-point rebuttal to the major points in his speech. “The vice president and this administration have a credibility problem,” Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, said in a statement. “Rather than giving our troops a plan to move forward in Iraq and changing their failed course, they continue to ignore the facts and lash out at those who raise legitimate questions about how the administration misused intelligence in its rush to war.”
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDays after London, UK experienced its third terror attack in as many months, thousands gathered at London Bridge to hold a vigil for the most recent victims.On Saturday, seven people were left dead and 48 injured when a group of three men drove a van into a crowd on London Bridge and attacked both police and pedestrians near Borough Market with 12-inch knives. Two of the three attackers were unprecedentedly killed by a round of fire from police. The attackers who were killed by police have been identified as Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane. The vigil was led by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who described the attack as “barbaric” and said that, “London stands in defiance against this cowardly attack on our city, our people, our values and our way of life.” Thousands of flowers were left in tribute near the Thames and a moment of silence was observed. The Bahamas High Commission has confirmed that all Commission staff as well as those of the Bahamas Tourist and Maritime Offices are safe.#MaganeticMediaNews#LondonBridgeTerrorAttack
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is confident that Liverpool can do what is necessary to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.The Reds go into Tuesday’s final Group C fixture knowing they must beat Napoli either 1-0 or by two clear goals to be certain of advancing from the pool having previously lost all their away games to Napoli, Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint Germain.During Monday’s pre-match press conference obtained from the club’s official website, the Dutchman said:Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“For sure. You want to play at the highest level. Obviously, you don’t want to be in the situation we could be in tomorrow where we could maybe get knocked out, but it is how it is and we are looking forward to it. We want to show them and show everyone in the world that we belong in the Champions League.“We should be confident as well with the situation we are in now. We are doing very well in the league and we need to show it in the Champions League as well, and hopefully, we can keep doing that after tomorrow.”
READING, MA — The Reading Municipal Light Department offers no-cost home energy assessments to residential customers who are interested in implementing energy efficiency and conservation measures. The assessment consists of an evaluation of the home to identify efficiency measures that will help to conserve energy and lower your electric bill. Information about the various residential rebate programs is also provided.To request a Home Energy Assessment, please contact RMLD’s provider, Energy New England, at 888-772-4242.If you are a served by a gas utility that is a Mass Save member (such as National Grid), RMLD recommends that you obtain a home energy assessment through Mass Save because it will evaluate items in your home that are specific to your heating type. Visit Mass Save’s website to schedule an appointment with them.(NOTE: The above announcement is from RMLD.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”RMLD Cuts Ribbon For New Battery Energy Storage SystemIn “Government”RMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On September 15In “Community”
A general view of Reliance Jio headquarters is seen on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, June 1, 2016.Reuters fileUpdate at around 2.50 pm: The BSE Sensex was up 262 points at 29,627, led by GAIL (India), Axis Bank, Larsen & Toubro and HDFC Bank.Original story:Shares of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) were trading with minor gains on Monday ahead of Q4 results. At around 1.10 pm, the RIL stock was up 1.19 percent at Rs 1,416 even as the BSE Sensex was trading 0.75 percent higher at 29,586.A Sensex heavyweight, the Mukhesh Ambani-controlled company’s gross refining margin (GRM) and management commentary on Reliance Jio will be in focus.”We expect profitability of the company for the current quarter on a consolidated basis to be flat both on sequential as well as on a yearly basis but the commentary on Jio and energy project execution will be the key,” the Moneycontrol.com quoted Rohit Singre, Senior Research Analyst (Equity – Technical) at Bonanza Portfolio Ltd., as saying.The information on Reliance Jio would also share prices of rivals Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular, the two listed telecom service providers.RIL was in the news last month when capital markets regulator Sebi barred it from accessing equity derivatives market for a year and directed the company to pay nearly Rs 1,000 crore for alleged fraudulent trading in a 10-year-old case.The ban, in effect from Friday, relates to alleged fraudulent trading in the Futures and Options (F&O), or derivatives, space in the securities of RIL’s former listed subsidiary Reliance Petroleum (RPL) — now merged with the listed parent firm, as reported by news agency IANS.Shares of Bharti Airtel were down 0.54 percent to Rs 341 apiece. Top Sensex gainers at around 1.25 pm on Monday were Axis Bank, Larsen & Toubro, GAIL (India) and HDFC Bank. People throng a Reliance store to to grab Jio Prime Membership in Lucknow on March 30, 2017.IANS
Rangpur goes to polls ThursdayThe northern city of Rangpur is going to civic polls today, Thursday, first ever on the party lines with country’s two major archrival political parties – ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – exerting their all-out efforts to bag the win.Despite being civil polls, Rangpur mayoral elections have taken the centre stage of the country’s politics as both the arch rivals are considering it as a dress rehearsal for the 11th parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in late 2018.Besides, ruling AL’s ally and official opposition in parliament Ershad-led Jatiya Party has been bent on winning the polls to prove its popularity in its bastion, Rangpur.Chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Wednesday said the election commission (EC) has completed all the preparations to hold the Rangpur City Corporation polls in a free, fair and credible manner, reports BSS.“All preparations have been completed for holding the polls and the overall situation is in favour of this…We hope that the election will be held in a free, fair and transparent manner,” he said.The CEC was addressing a press briefing over the polls at the election commission secretariat media centre in Dhaka.CCTV cameras will be used at three voting centres, Huda said, adding that they cannot confirm the use of new EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) in Thursday’s polls.Election commissioner Md Rafiqul Islam said the EC has taken all preparations so that the voters can cast their votes peacefully.Adequate number of law enforcers will be deployed for security, he added.A total of seven candidates for the mayoral posts, 211 candidates for 33 general councillor posts and 65 candidates for 11 reserved posts for female councillors ended their hectic last-moment electioneering Tuesday night.Polling will begin at 8:00am on Thursday in all 1,122 polling booths of 193 polling centres under 33 wards in area and continue till 4:00pm without any break.Counting of votes will start subsequently at Police Community Hall in the city.A total of 393,994 voters would apply their voting rights. Of them, 196,356 are males and 197,638 females.
Kolkata: Baruipur Police have busted an arms racket which was running behind the garb of a kerosene shop. Sleuths have arrested two accused and seized several firearms along with multiple cartridges. According to sources, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Baruipur Police recently got a tip-off that an arms racket was operating in Joynagar.Based on the information, sleuths started gathering inputs. Several sources were engaged to locate the place since past few days. Two days ago sleuths came to know from sources that something fishy was detected at a kerosene shop in Joynagar’s Khakurdah Bazar. Based on the information, sleuths kept a close watch on the shop owned by Abdul Jalil Mondal, who also resides in the same area. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseDuring covert survey, sleuths were sure about Mondal’s involvement in arms dealing. Late on Thursday night SOG of Baruipur Police and police personnel from Joynagar police station conducted a joint raid on Mondal’s kerosene shop and found two persons were about to ink a deal. One of them was Mondal. The other accused was identified as Abdul Rouf Laskar of Kashipur in South 24-Parganas. During search operations, sleuths found two long range firearms and 90 rounds of live bullets. Also 55 rounds of bullet shell were seized. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe duo was arrested immediately. Apart from arms and bullets, police have also seized a bike, two mobile phones and Rs 9,000. They have been booked under the Arms Act. It is suspected that Mondal is nothing but an agent in the arms dealing racket. Sleuths are trying to identify the mastermind of the racket by interrogating him. Earlier, South 24-Parganas Police had busted an arms racket and seized nearly 15 firearms, including 10 pipe guns, were seized from a car during a raid on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass near Sonarpur area during August last year.