Norway mosque shooter jailed for 21 years for murder, anti-terrorism offense

first_imgManshaus wore a helmet camera, filming the mosque shooting, but failed in his attempt to broadcast the attack online.In his first court hearing last August, Manshaus appeared with black eyes and bruises on his face and neck from the ensuing fight at the mosque.The court rejected the defense’s plea to declare Manshaus insane, relying instead on a psychiatric evaluation which found him fit to stand trial.The 21-year prison term, the steepest available for the first-degree murder and breach of anti-terrorism law, also contained a provision that his release can be put off indefinitely should he still be considered a threat to society.  Topics : A far-right Norwegian man was jailed for 21 years on Thursday for the racially motivated murder of his Chinese-born stepsister and attempting to kill worshippers in a mosque shooting spree.Philip Manshaus expressed strong anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim views before last year’s attack and was unrepentant at trial.Manshaus, now 22 years old, shot and killed Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen in their family home, later explaining he believed the adopted daughter of his father’s spouse posed a risk to the family because of her Asian origin.center_img He then drove to the nearby al-Noor Islamic Centre and entered the building, firing several shots but hitting no one before being overpowered by a 65-year-old member of the congregation who wrestled away his guns.”He went in with the purpose of killing as many Muslims as possible,” judge Annika Lindstroem said.Manshaus expressed admiration for the massacre of more than 50 people at two New Zealand mosques last year by a white supremacist who filmed and broadcast the killings live.The attack also drew comparisons with the massacre of 77 people by far-right mass killer Anders Behring Breivik in 2011 in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocity.last_img read more

CWI Keeping close eye on UK amid coronavirus

first_imgCMC – Cricket West Indies says it will continue to liaise with its counterparts, the England and Wales Cricket Board, over the upcoming Test tour as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the United Kingdom’s sporting calendar.West Indies are scheduled to tour England for Tests at the Oval and Lord’s in London and Edgbaston in Birmingham, all three fixtures scheduled during the month of June when the UK government expects the coronavirus outbreak to be at its peak.The virus, known as COVID-19, has resulted in 1 140 UK infections and 21 deaths, and has already forced the suspension of major fixtures like the English Premier League and the London Marathon.Further, the ECB last week recalled its side from the tour of Sri Lanka where they were scheduled to play two Tests later this month.And though the ECB has made no formal statement on the Windies tour, CWI chief executive Johnny Grave said the regional governing body would continue to monitor developments regarding the virus.“It is [still on] at the moment but it’s a dynamic situation that is changing quite literally by the hour, so at the moment there’s been no announcement by the ECB about postponing any of their upcoming events,” Grave told CMC Sports.“Albeit, the ICC (International Cricket Council) have cancelled the World Cup qualifiers which were due to take place in Malaysia and a number of the county clubs have cancelled their pre-season tours.”He added: “At the moment it seems like they (ECB) are taking a sort of four-week period where some events have been postponed or cancelled until mid-April.“Our players are due to travel at the end of the April, so at the moment … it’s being closely monitored but at the moment we’ve had not reason to believe the England tour will be cancelled.”West Indies are scheduled to undergo a camp in England before playing tour matches against England Lions and Worcestershire at the end of May.They face England in the opening Test at Lord’s starting June 4, open the second Test at Edgbaston on June 12 before wrapping up the series at Lord’s in the final Test bowling off June 25.The ECB last week conceded its summer schedule was being threatened by the outbreak but said it would continue to plan for all eventualities.“It is difficult for us to be sure of what outcomes the game might be expected to deal with,” said ECB chief executive Tom Harrison.“Therefore, we will continue to plan for a season that proceeds as normal, but in parallel prepare for a range of different scenarios. These could include the possibility of playing matches behind closed doors, or potentially postponing or cancelling elements of the season.”Globally, cricket has already suffered disruption, with the lucrative Indian Premier League delaying its start from March 29 until April 15 as a “precautionary measure”, India scrapping their ongoing ODI tour of South Africa and Australia and New Zealand also calling off their limited overs series Down Under.CWI also announced bold measures on Saturday to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the Caribbean, suspending all its domestic fixtures for a minimum of 30 days, including the final two rounds of the first class championship.The region, which has confirmed nearly 40 COVID-19 cases, could face further disruption with West Indies Women hosting South Africa in five ODIs from May 30 to June 10, and West Indies A taking on South Africa A in a series from June 10 to July 9.West Indies men also host New Zealand in a limited overs series from July 8-19 and South Africa in a Test and T20 International series from July 15 to August 16.last_img read more

How To Avoid Red Wine Stains On Your Teeth?

first_imgPLANTATION, Florida – How do you enjoy your favorite reds without the self-consciousness associated with red wine teeth stains? Here’s the scoop on dental discoloration so you can take the right steps to maintain your pearly whites.Why Red Wine StainsStrong pigments in red wine are instant stain-makers for porous surfaces like your teeth. These pigments, called chromogens, give it that deep, intense hue, and leave their mark on your teeth after just a few sips. The nature of enamel plays a big part in this process.Enamel isn’t perfectly smooth. It has small cracks and irregularities, and pigmentation from red wine will settle in them.”The acid and tannins contained within red wine, however, are the main contributors to staining. Wine is an acidic beverage – much like coffee, tea and soda – so it promotes enamel erosion that makes it easier for chromogens to soak into your smile. Tannins, the astringent compounds that create the dry-mouth texture of wine, also bind to the teeth, encouraging pigment to latch on.This doesn’t mean you have to avoid red wine. Red wine has long been touted for its health benefits, some of which include reduced risk of gum disease and tooth decay. It also may lower your susceptibility to heart disease and offer protection against Alzheimer’s. So, before you switch to white, keep in mind there’s a lot you can do to lessen staining in the short term and ensure a white smile for life.Brush and Floss before Pouring a Glass –Stains cling to the film of plaque on your teeth, so a thorough brushing and flossing before drinking red wine is a good personal rule to uphold. By properly removing new plaque and food residue from your teeth before an indulgent meal you can minimize your chances of staining. Cleaning your teeth on this type of schedule also cuts down on your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.Rinse Your Mouth Out Afterward –To help prevent red wine from lingering on your teeth, take a swig of water, which is generally a good habit while consuming any type of alcohol to keep you hydrated. You may think it makes sense to brush the wine off your teeth, as well, but enamel is more sensitive right after a meal. You should wait at least 30 minutes before brushing to prevent this damage and let your enamel recalcify.Eat as you Drink –Consider noshing on cheese and crackers as you drink; this food can act as a barrier to the acid in red wine. Go with particularly fibrous foods that are low in sugar, such as broccoli, celery or hard cheeses – all of which can stimulate saliva flow and naturally scrub away drink stains.Use a Whitening Toothpaste –Whitening toothpastes work to remove surface stains on your teeth that naturally occur over time and prevent new red wine teeth stains from forming. It’s a good idea to use one if you’re concerned about keeping your smile bright this time of year. When the teeth are thoroughly clean, they have a better chance of picking up whitening agents effectively – so be sure not to skip your regular dental cleanings.If you want a more extensive whitening effect, of course, you may want to consider an at-home or professional treatment. Talk to your dentist before you use any non-paste whitening product, especially if you have a history of sensitive teeth or gums.As with most dental concerns, keeping your commitment to regular dental cleanings and exams can go a long way in preventing a permanent stain from an acidic drink or food you’ll want to enjoy on occasion. Do so with these tips in mind, and you won’t have to cut back on your favorite reds at such a wonderful time of the year.Dr Sharon Robinson, DDS, owns and operates the Dental Place in Plantation, Florida, with a second office – the Dental Place Cosmetix Spa in Kingston, Jamaica. She may be contacted at 954-792-1857. Visit their website, www.dentalplace4u.comlast_img read more