Archive for June 9th, 2016

Grand Jury Votes to Charge Troy Ave in Concert Shooting

Thursday, June 9th, 2016:

A grand jury has voted to charge a rapper who was seen on video firing a gun at a Manhattan concert last month in a shooting that left his bodyguard dead and three others injured, the prosecutor handling the case said on Thursday. An indictment containing the charges against the rapper, Troy Ave, 33, whose real name is Roland Collins, will be filed within two weeks, Christine Keenan, the prosecutor, said during a hearing in criminal court in Manhattan on Thursday. The charges will be made public on June 22, when Mr. Collins is scheduled to be arraigned in State […] Read More →

Oil downturn to wipe out over a quarter of North Sea jobs

Thursday, June 9th, 2016:

The UK’s oil and gas industry will lose a total of 120,000 jobs by the end of this year as a result of the market downturn which has slashed value from the struggling sector since mid 2014. Official figures from trade group Oil and Gas UK have laid bare the full impact of the historic decline in oil market prices. The global price crash has taken a particularly worrying toll on the ‘supermature’ North Sea basin which is saddled with some of the highest costs and lowest production levels in the world. Oil prices have recovered by 80pc since hitting […] Read More →

Muskrat Falls entrance blocked by protesters

Thursday, June 9th, 2016:

A group of protesters stopped traffic at the gate to the Muskrat Falls construction site Thursday.  “[We] are trying to protect our people, our culture and our land,” Jerome Jack told the CBC.  Jack says he has been working for the Innu First Nation as an impact benefit agreement coordinator, but his phone has been cut off and he’s uncertain of his employment.  Jerome Jack says had been working for the Innu First Nation as an impact benefit agreement coordinator. (Jacob Barker/CBC) “A lot of deals were going on behind closed doors without my knowledge, without my people’s knowledge, without my […] Read More →

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