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Anyone wondering what's actually going on in Ukraine and Russia that the TV and news will die before telling you, here's a summary: The USA caused a coup (like the bhainchods always do) in Ukrain

^^^ Persian sherni. Vah! They say revenge is a dish served cold, but this was proper frozen.

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Canada cancel Iran friendly: MPs angered by game because Iran shot down airliner in 2020

26 May 2022
Doneil Henry

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Doneil Henry helped Canada qualify for their first men's World Cup in 36 years in March

Canada Soccer has cancelled a friendly with Iran in Vancouver on 5 June after criticism by Canadian MPs. 

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of the Iranian armed forces, shot down Flight PS752 in 2020.

All 176 passengers and crew members were killed, including 85 Canadians and permanent residents, in Tehran.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday he thought the game was "a bad idea", hinting that the Iranians might not be allowed into the country.

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'This is why we need the 2nd amendment!' West Virginia mystery woman is hailed as a hero for using legally-owned pistol to kill criminal armed with an AR-15-style rifle at a graduation party a day after Uvalde school shooting

  • The unidentified woman shot and killed Dennis Butler on Wednesday in Charleston, West Virginia
  • He showed up to a graduation party at the Vista View Apartment Complex 
  • Butler, a 37-year-old convicted felon, had an 'AR-style assault rifle'
  • It's unclear what his motive was or if he even knew anyone at the event
  • He started shooting then the woman pulled her gun out, according to police 
  • The incident went largely unnoticed in the wave of stories about Uvalde in Texas where a gunman slaughtered 19 kids and two teachers 
  • Now, the issue of gun reform is being ferociously debated politically 
  • Do you know the woman who shot the gunman? Email jen.smith@mailonline.com 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10865783/West-Virginia-woman-praised-using-pistol-shoot-dead-gunman-AR-15.html

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Blackout fears over Russia standoff: Six million homes 'could face power rationing' under Government's 'reasonable worst case' scenario – as ministers scramble to keep old coal plants open

  • Government 'reasonable worst case' assessment if Russia blocks more supplies
  • Six million homes could face rationing as countries scramble for gas stocks
  • Ministers are asking coal-fired power stations to stay open longer for security

 

Six million homes could face power cuts this winter if the Russia standoff escalates, ministers have been warned.

The grim picture is painted in a 'reasonable worst case scenario' prepared for the government.  

It predicts major gas shortages at the turn of the year if Russia cuts off more supplies to the EU, with plans drawn up to ration electricity if the situation deteriorates.

According to the details seen by The Times, limits could need to be imposed on industrial use of gas, including on gas-fired power stations. 

The threat has prompted Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to ask Britain's coal-fired power stations to delay their planned closures. 

A Business Department spokesman insisted the UK 'has no issues with either gas or electricity supply, and the Government is fully prepared for any scenario, even those that are extreme and very unlikely to pass'. 

Although the UK uses very little oil or gas from Russia, it would be left scrambling for supplies against other European countries if Vladimir Putin turned off the taps.  

But ministers have apparently been told that six million homes could see their electricity rationed in curbs that may last more than a month.

Contingency measures could mean power being turned off on weekdays between 7am and 10am, and between 4pm and 9pm. Gas supplies to homes would not be hit. 

There is a worst-case scenario in which Russia cuts off all supplies to the EU, which could result in three months of rationing covering weekdays and weekends. 

Putin has been threatening to pull the plug if countries refuse to pay for gas in roubles - although Russia is heavily reliant on income from energy sales. 

A Government spokesman said the request for the power stations in Drax, Ratcliffe and West Burton, which were due to shut in September, to stay open was made 'in light' of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

'It is only right that we explore a wide range of options to further bolster our energy security and domestic supply – bringing down costs in the long-term,' the spokesperson said.

'While there is no shortage of supply, we may need to make our remaining coal-fired power stations available to provide additional back-up electricity this coming winter if needed.

'It remains our firm commitment to end the use of coal power by October 2024.'

In a round of interviews this morning, culture minister Chris Philp insisted the government was taking 'sensible precautionary measures'.

'I think what the Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng did last week was take some sensible precautionary measures to guard against a potential worst case scenario, he asked the three remaining coal fired power station operators to just keep their power stations available beyond the point of which they were due to be switched off,' he told Times Radio. 

'And I think he's considering whether Hinkley B, the large nuclear power station might continue beyond its planned end of life as well. 

'That's a sensible precautionary measure, given that gas supply coming out of Russia, and Ukraine is for obvious reasons, so heavily disrupted and we do, of course, use quite a lot of gas to generate electricity. 

'Only a very small proportion of that, of course, comes from Russia, a lot of ours comes from Norway and in the form of liquefied natural gas. 

'But of course, disruption to the global gas market will have a knock on effect that may affect the gas that we consume domestically in the United Kingdom.'  

The Business Department spokesman said: 'Thanks to a massive £90billion investment in renewable energy in the last decade, we have one of the most reliable and diverse energy systems in the world and unlike Europe, we are not dependent on Russian energy imports.' 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10867237/Six-million-homes-face-power-rationing-Russia-standoff.html

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https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/uk-sikh-military-team-visits-pak-sparks-row-410680

UK Sikh military team visits Pakistan, sparks row

New Delhi, July 8

Indian intelligence agencies have alerted the security establishment about the visit of a delegation of 12 Sikh soldiers of the British Army to Pakistan under the aegis of the Defence Sikhs Network (DSN).

The DSN in June this year made comments with regard to Operation Bluestar and posted a graphic representation of the Army operation on its Instagram page. The delegation visited Pakistan on June 28 on the invitation of Pakistani Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa.

The Pakistani army reportedly used the Sikh delegation to show that it was open to all religious communities whereas in reality Sikhs and Hindus were facing hate crimes. The establishment has been apprised about implications of the visit in the backdrop of social media post on Operation Bluestar. — TNS

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A spokesperson of the British High Commission in New Delhi said: “The visit was an opportunity for delegation members to visit places of historical and religious significance. Personal views of army personnel do not necessarily represent views of the Defence Ministry.”

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https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/uk-sikh-military-team-visits-pak-sparks-row-410680

UK Sikh military team visits Pakistan, sparks row

New Delhi, July 8

Indian intelligence agencies have alerted the security establishment about the visit of a delegation of 12 Sikh soldiers of the British Army to Pakistan under the aegis of the Defence Sikhs Network (DSN).

The DSN in June this year made comments with regard to Operation Bluestar and posted a graphic representation of the Army operation on its Instagram page. The delegation visited Pakistan on June 28 on the invitation of Pakistani Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa.

The Pakistani army reportedly used the Sikh delegation to show that it was open to all religious communities whereas in reality Sikhs and Hindus were facing hate crimes. The establishment has been apprised about implications of the visit in the backdrop of social media post on Operation Bluestar. — TNS

‘Views personal’

A spokesperson of the British High Commission in New Delhi said: “The visit was an opportunity for delegation members to visit places of historical and religious significance. Personal views of army personnel do not necessarily represent views of the Defence Ministry.”

A perfect example of anglo-saxons using Sikh sepoys as tokens. 

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Saudi Arabia plans a massive desert SIDESCRAPER: MBS unveils 75 mile-long, $1 trillion skyscraper called the Mirror Line that will be taller than the Empire State Building and house up to five million people

  • Saudi Arabia plans on building a 75-mile skyscraper called the Mirror Line by 2030 
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced in January 2021 and said he wanted to be greater than the Egyptian Pyramids
  • The Mirror Line will consist of two 1,600 feet tall buildings that run parallels to each other and go across desert, mountains, and coastal areas 
  • When completed, the $1 trillion megabuilding will hold up to 5million people and people will be able to commute end-to-end in 20 minutes 

The Mirror Line will have vegetation, including vertical farming, a high-speed train, and create thousands of jobs

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11042753/Saudi-Arabia-unveils-plans-75-MILE-long-desert-skyscraper-called-Mirror-Line.html

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Judge asks for killer who stabbed a student to death for rejecting his marriage proposal to be hanged on LIVE TV in Egypt

  • Mohamed Adel, 21, was found guilty of murdering his university classmate Naira Ashraf when she rejected his marriage proposal outside Mansoura University
  • He stabbed her several times, in her neck and chest, in the Egyptian city
  • The court that sentenced Adel to death has requested to change the law around capital punishment so that the execution of the killer can be aired live

Footage shows Adel attacking Ashraf outside Mansoura University near the Nile Delta on 20th June She was just about to sit her final exams, according to local media

Chilling footage shows Adel attacking Ashraf outside Mansoura University near the Nile Delta on 20th June. She was just about to sit her final exams, according to local media

 

Naira Ashraf, a student at Mansoura University, was stalked and brutally killed in June

Naira Ashraf, a student at Mansoura University, was stalked and brutally killed in June

 

Killer Mohamed Adel, 21, was found guilty of murdering his university classmate Naira Ashraf when she turned down his marriage proposal. An Egyptian court is asking parliament to broadcast his execution live

Killer Mohamed Adel, 21, was found guilty of murdering his university classmate Naira Ashraf when she turned down his marriage proposal. An Egyptian court is asking parliament to broadcast his execution live

 

Ashraf was stabbed several times, including on her neck and chest, local media said

Ashraf was stabbed several times, including on her neck and chest, local media said

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11049595/Judge-asks-killer-stabbed-student-death-hanged-LIVE-TV-Egypt.html

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Judge asks for killer who stabbed a student to death for rejecting his marriage proposal to be hanged on LIVE TV in Egypt

  • Mohamed Adel, 21, was found guilty of murdering his university classmate Naira Ashraf when she rejected his marriage proposal outside Mansoura University
  • He stabbed her several times, in her neck and chest, in the Egyptian city
  • The court that sentenced Adel to death has requested to change the law around capital punishment so that the execution of the killer can be aired live

Footage shows Adel attacking Ashraf outside Mansoura University near the Nile Delta on 20th June She was just about to sit her final exams, according to local media

Chilling footage shows Adel attacking Ashraf outside Mansoura University near the Nile Delta on 20th June. She was just about to sit her final exams, according to local media

 

Naira Ashraf, a student at Mansoura University, was stalked and brutally killed in June

Naira Ashraf, a student at Mansoura University, was stalked and brutally killed in June

 

Killer Mohamed Adel, 21, was found guilty of murdering his university classmate Naira Ashraf when she turned down his marriage proposal. An Egyptian court is asking parliament to broadcast his execution live

Killer Mohamed Adel, 21, was found guilty of murdering his university classmate Naira Ashraf when she turned down his marriage proposal. An Egyptian court is asking parliament to broadcast his execution live

 

Ashraf was stabbed several times, including on her neck and chest, local media said

Ashraf was stabbed several times, including on her neck and chest, local media said

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11049595/Judge-asks-killer-stabbed-student-death-hanged-LIVE-TV-Egypt.html

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Mayra Zulfiquar, a UK resident of Pakistani origin, found dead in Lahore 'after refusing to marry a man'

 

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11050187/Germany-warned-recession-Russia-throttles-gas-supplies.html

 

Germany on the brink: EU's economic powerhouse is heading for recession and energy rationing – with bills tripling – after Merkel ignored warnings Putin could cripple Europe by choking gas supplies

  • Russia is slowly choking off gas supplies to Germany, which are now down to just 20 per cent of normal level 
  • Country is now facing an acute shortage over winter, amid warnings whole industries may have to shut down 
  • £240billion could be wiped off the economy, experts warn, which could plunge into a recession until 2024 
  • Household bills could triple, with street lights dimmed and swimming pools already shut to make savings
  • Pain is a legacy of Angela Merkel, who ignored 15 years of warnings about over-reliance on Russian energy 
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