BART officer accidentally kills fellow officer – Wire Nation/World – The Sacramento Bee

A shame and sad – A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accidentally shot and killed a fellow officer Tuesday, authorities said.

The officers were conducting a probation search at a home in the East Bay city of Dublin when the shooting occurred just after 1 p.m., BART officials said.

The officer who was shot was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

via BART officer accidentally kills fellow officer – Wire Nation/World – The Sacramento Bee.

The Impact of Egypt’s Referendum on General Sisi

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The Supreme Election Committee has finally announced the results of Egypt’s constitution referendum that stated a turnout was 38.6% of the 53 million eligible voters, 98.1% of whom approved the draft constitution. This result can seem perplexing to many outsiders, but it should not; it is an accurate reflection of the current trajectory in Egypt, following a painful three years of instability, polarization and the collapse of law and order. The outcome of the referendum should give all parties some food for thought, particularly, the army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.  The result of the referendum indicates that his problem is not just the Muslim Brotherhood but also his weak, unsustainable coalition, particularly in the country’s much-neglected south and western regions.

The Turnout

Even the most optimistic of Sisi’s supporters admit that the turnout was less than ideal. Despite aggressive campaigning by state and private media as well as top religious…

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Move over, Bolt — Jamaica’s cool runners are back

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This article by Ian Chadband of The Daily Telegraph appeared in The Province.

Watts is booming the message over loud, clear and with an unstoppably infectious laugh. “Man, you should see me! Age is just a number. You’d never believe I was a man of 46. You’d say maybe 30, 35. I’m big, dark and handsome, like a 6-foot, 235-pound runnin’ back.”

His message from New York is this: Jamaica are going back to the snows, they are going to reheat one of the best Winter Olympic stories and the legend of Cool Runnings bobsleighers will ride once more in the safe hands of an old goalkeeper who is a proper athlete and properly cool, like Chris Gayle with a Calippo.

Watts has done his maths, he has calculated all the possibilities in the labyrinthine maze which is the Olympic bobsleigh qualifying process and has concluded that, barring some freakish…

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Rita Moreno curses, sings and gives greatest speech at SAG Awards

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SHE’S A HOOT!

Someone needs to cast this woman in a film. Rita Moreno wows the SAG Awards audience with dancing, singing and an F-bomb, sheknows.com reports.

With Morgan Freeman doing the introduction to the SAG Awards‘ Lifetime Achievement Award, Rita Moreno’s speech became the highlight of the entire show. She’s already the recipient of an EGOT — an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — so this was just the icing on the cake.

When she first approached the stage after a standing ovation, the sassy Latina danced and thrust her hips before dropping an F-bomb.

She said, “I’m thrilled. I’m so f***ing thrilled.”

From there, the speech only got better.

She said, “I hope the man with the button was there on time,” in reference to the censors who were needed due to her colorful word choice.

The 82-year-old performer kept her former Electric Company co-star onstage with her while…

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Egyptian Aak. Week 3 ( Jan 13 -19)

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(Photo from Egypt’s referendum via  Daily News Egypt)

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Richard Branson’s Necker Island

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After exploring Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Nick Boulos (shown above with Branson] writes “Would you pay £39,000 a night?”

‘Welcome to Necker Island,’ says an all-too-familiar voice. Sir Richard Branson, arms outstretched and beaming, greets us warmly upon arrival at his home and private Caribbean hideaway. Often in the headlines, thanks to its glittering array of A-list guests, Necker made news for all the wrong reasons in August 2011 when a lightning strike set fire to the Great House. Kate Winslet saved Branson’s 90-year-old mother as the island’s main building burnt to the ground. ‘The sky was ablaze with 300ft flames,’ says Branson, reliving the night. ‘It was half an hour of sheer terror.’

But now, £9million later, the all-new Great House has risen from the ashes and is open for business. I am one of the first journalists to visit. After two flights and a speedboat ride, I arrive…

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Richard Branson’s Necker Island: Would you pay £39,000 a night? | Metro News

‘Welcome to Necker Island,’ says an all-too-familiar voice. Sir Richard Branson, arms outstretched and beaming, greets us warmly upon arrival at his home and private Caribbean hideaway.

Often in the headlines, thanks to its glittering array of A-list guests, Necker made news for all the wrong reasons in August 2011 when a lightning strike set fire to the Great House. Kate Winslet saved

Branson’s 90-year-old mother as the island’s main building burnt to the ground. ‘The sky was ablaze with 300ft flames,’ says Branson, reliving the night. ‘It was half an hour of sheer terror.’

But now, £9million later, the all-new Great House has risen from the ashes and is open for business. I am one of the first journalists to visit.

After two flights and a speedboat ride, I arrive at the 74-acre island, where the Great House sits perched on the crest of the tallest hill. It is an almost exact replica of the original. The eight guest rooms and huge lounge are packed with antiques sourced from the flea markets of Indonesia and the house even has the same Balinese theme.

There are new touches, too, including a rooftop hot tub, while getting to Turtle Beach no longer means tackling a steep stone staircase thanks to a speedy new zip-line.

via Richard Branson’s Necker Island: Would you pay £39,000 a night? | Metro News.