FBI(PENSACOLA, Fla.) — FBI looking into whether Pensacola naval base suspect watched mass-shooting videos Agents are combing through Mohammed Alshamrani’s electronic devices amid reports that he watched mass-shooting videos with friends before a deadly attack that left three dead.The Saudi military pilot who killed three people in a rampage at a Florida air base while in the United States for flight training obtained the gun he used by taking advantage of a federal gun law exception that allows foreign nationals to legally purchase weapons for hunting, authorities said on Tuesday.Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, a second lieutenant in the Saudi air force, purchased a Glock 9 mm pistol about four months before authorities said he allegedly opened fire inside a classroom at Air Force Base Pensacola on Friday, killing three U.S. Navy personnel and wounding eight other people before he was gunned down by Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies, according to FBI officials.Prior to the announcement by the FBI Jacksonville field officer, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called on the federal government to investigate the federal law that enabled Alshamrani to purchase the gun.“That’s a federal loophole he took advantage of. I’m a big supporter of the Second Amendment — but the Second Amendment is so that we the American people can keep and bear arms. It does not apply to Saudi Arabians. He had no constitutional right to do that, for sure,” DeSantis said at a news conference on Sunday.Rachel Rojas, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Jacksonville field office and the lead investigator on the shooting, previously said Alshamrani “legally and lawfully” purchased the gun.The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives website says that under federal law “an alien admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa is prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing a firearm or ammunition unless the alien falls within one of the exceptions.”Under one of the exceptions in the gun laws for “certain official representatives of a foreign government, or a foreign law enforcement officer,” Alshamrani was able to obtain a gun after first being granted a Florida hunting license, FBI official said.“The preliminary investigation into the firearm purchase has not revealed any information to suggest that the sale was unlawful,” the FBI Jacksonville field office said in a tweet.Alshamrani bought the handgun on July 20 at Uber’s Lock & Gun shop in Pensacola, a source familiar with the purchase told ABC News.Naomi Uber, the owner of the gun shop, did not deny the gun was purchased from her business but declined to comment Tuesday when spoken to by ABC News.ABC News’ Josh Margolin, Aaron Katersky and Rachel Katz contributed to this report. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
EUROPE: Czech infrastructure manager SŽDC and its Austrian counterpart ÖBB Infrastruktur have signed an agreement to cut journey times on the Praha – Linz corridor. Both parties agree that the frequencies and timings are uncompetitive and unsustainable, with a fastest journey time of 4 h 51 min for the 294 km trip via Tábor, České Budějovice, Summerau and Freistadt.On the Czech side, journey times on the Praha – České Budějovice line have been lengthened by 30 min since a major upgrading of Corridor 4 began in 2005, while on the Austrian section ÖBB trains run as regional services with frequent stops, taking 1 h 11 min for the 61 km between Linz and Summerau.ÖBB believes that that an end-to-end journey time of 4 h would justify four or five Praha – Linz fast trains a day. ČD expects to cut Praha – České Budějovice timings to 1 h 45 min once most of the modernisation is completed, which would permit a journey time of 3 h 45 min by 2019-20. ÖBB has committed to cutting Linz – Summerau to less than 1 h by omitting several stops. A further reduction is impossible owing to the deferral of track doubling on a bottleneck between St Georgen (Gusen) and Linz. The joint agreement is to be formalised in a memorandum of understanding between the two transport ministers, which will also cover the important Praha – Wien – Graz corridor where full operation of ČD/ÖBB Railjet services is to start in December.
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“It is with extreme sadness to say we lost Grant (Sunday) evening,” the post from the Chiefs’ Facebook page said. ““He passed away peacefully in his sleep at Kelowna General Hospital. Grant you made the world a better place.”Rest easy my friend.”Nelson Leafs President Corey Viala said the Heritage City Hockey Club would like to extend our deepest condolences to Grants family as well as the entire Kelowna Chiefs Junior Hockey Club.“Grants passion for the game of hockey and development of his players to compete at the highest level was always a priority,” Viala said in an emailed statement. “The loss of Grant will have an impact on the entire KIJHL.”“It’s with great sadness that the league has been given the information that Grant Sheridan has passed,” a post on the KIJHL website said. “Grant, we’ll miss your Leadership, Honesty, Wisdom, Guidance and Humour.“The League was better having known you,” the KIJHL post added. “We knew your family was your biggest priority but thank you for making us a part of your hockey family.” The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League lost one of its main supporters after Kelowna Chiefs president and GM, Grant Sheridan recently passed away at Kelowna General Hospital.Sheridan was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in late March while the Chiefs were in a playoff series against Revelstoke Grizzlies. He was transferred to the trauma unit at Royal Inland Hospital before being sent to KGH where he battled the disease for the past couple of months.The Chiefs hockey club took to Facebook to announce the passing of Sheridan.
DJ Focus in action – the young radio station manager employs his friends to go out and find news stories.(Image: Innovate Salone) MEDIA CONTACTS • Global Minimum RELATED ARTICLES • Fostering SA’s young scientists • I only ever wanted to dance • Digital drum boosts computer literacy • Light shines for Team Emulsified Gwinyai NhapataAt just 12, Kelvin Doe built himself batteries and a generator using parts found on dump sites, and started a pirate FM radio station. “I built the generator because my radio station needed it and started the radio station because my community needed it,” says the young innovator, now 16. Born in Freetown, the capital of the small West African nation of Sierra Leone, Doe comes from a disadvantaged community; here, electricity supplies are haphazard, prompting him to turn to a generator. He has no formal schooling in electronics or engineering, but is a self-taught inventor. Doe, who is also known as DJ Focus, sourced the materials for his inventions in local rubbish bins and dump sites. “This was a microphone wire, converted to a power output,” he says, pointing out a component from his radio station. “I got it from the dust bin.”Doe’s enterprise received good exposure at the inaugural Innovate Salone, a nationwide innovation contest in Sierra Leone which is sponsored by the non-profit Global Minimum organisation to scout for excellence among the country’s high school students. Doe and his team from Albert Academy were among the eight winners. He also attracted the attention of a doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institution of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab, David Sengeh.Sengeh, from Bo, also in Sierra Leone, is one of the founders of Global Minimum.With assistance and guidance from Sengeh, DJ Focus carved himself a bigger niche as General Focus, a promotion he gave himself for his management of the radio station.He found himself on his way to New York to present his ideas and innovations at the 2012 World Maker Faire, held in that city in September. Here he sat on a “Meet the Young Makers” panel alongside four American inventors and was later given a tour of Harvard’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre. According to news agency CNN, General Focus made history as the youngest person ever to participate in the Visiting Practitioners Program at MIT.Inquiring mind“Kelvin represents learning by making,” says Sengeh, who speaks of his respect for the teen. “He takes a part, looks at it and tries to reverse engineer it.”Reverse engineering is Doe’s master and his mind is the apprentice. Using soda, acid and metal, bound together with tape – all items found from surrounding trash – he made his battery. Doe adds that the generator wasformed from a damaged voltage stabiliser, motor, plug and other components which he found while searching the trash. He also found the antenna that allows his audience to listen in to his radio station.The generator lights his home, powers his radio station, and allows neighbours to charge their mobile devices.More impressive, before his Maker Faire trip Doe had never been more than 15 kilometres from his home. He never received any recycling qualification, nor was he inspired by green advocates to reuse obsolete electronics. Now he is not only an inventor, but an employer as well – he gives job opportunities to local youngsters, paying them 5 000 leones (US$1.2) for making themselves useful as presenters or reporters at his handmade, unregistered radio station. In his spare time Doe takes to the boards as a DJ as children’s birthday parties, for a small fee.Using knowledge to help his communityDoe was invited to be a resident specialist at the International Development Initiative at MIT for three weeks, as well as to be a visiting presenter at the Harvard School of Engineering, where he pledges to use all his newly attained knowledge to enhance his society. His international acclaim is growing, and a video made by @radical.media for its THNKR YouTube channel has already clocked up over three-million hits.Not only is he inspiring his community, but Doe seems to be intent on proving that there is great potential in Africa. “My next invention will be a windmill, for people to use for electricity supply,” he explains.“That is my aim – to promote innovation in Sierra Leone, among young people.”
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