Inmates at St. Louis jail set fires, break out windows

first_img TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleWyoming GOP censures Rep. Liz Cheney over impeachment voteNext articleMcBride, Sherman help No. 17 West Virginia top No. 23 Kansas Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Inmates at a St. Louis jail set fires, caused flooding, broke out fourth-floor windows and tossed a stationary bike, chairs and mattresses outside Saturday in the latest disturbance over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions that have limited visits and stalled court proceedings, officials said. Dozens of law enforcement officers worked for hours before bringing the riot at the St. Louis City Justice Center under control shortly before 10 a.m., a spokesman for Mayor Lyda Krewson, Jacob Long, said. About 115 inmates were involved, said Long, who described the group as “extremely violent and noncompliant” in an interview with The Associated Press. One corrections officer was attacked and treated at a hospital for his injuries before being released, Long said. No detainees were hurt, he said. Video posted on social media by passersby showed inmates standing near three windows on the fourth floor that had been smashed out. Some carried signs or tossed items, some ablaze, to the sidewalk below. Firefighters used a hose to put out the fires. Long didn’t have a cost estimate for the damage but described it as “fairly extensive.” “There are some burn marks on the front of the building. They destroyed the inside of their floor and threw all sorts of stuff outside. … They flooded the floors, clogged the toilets, clogged the drains, so there is water damage,” Long said. One issue that played a roll in the mayhem was a locking problem that allows inmates to free themselves from their cells by tampering with the locks, said Jimmie Edwards, the city’s director of public safety. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that officials have been dealing with the problem since December. Long said 65 inmates were transferred from the downtown jail and into the St. Louis Medium Security Institution, also known as the workhouse. He also said that law enforcement has talked to the prosecutor’s office and that the potential exists that some of those involved could face additional charges. In late December and early January, dozens of inmates were transferred from the St. Louis City Justice Center after two separate disturbances. Officials have said inmates were upset about conditions in the jail amid the pandemic. Although there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the 633 people jailed at the St. Louis Justice Center as of Friday, tensions have been simmering. “I imagine they are under the same amount of stress due to COVID restrictions like the rest of us are,” Long said. “Courts haven’t been hearing cases in the 22nd Judicial Circuit. Their family visits have been restricted. But also they are acting out and that is the current situation.” Activists have protested conditions at the workhouse for years, but plans to close it have stalled, with backers of keeping it open saying it provides a way to space out inmates amid the pandemic. “These events demonstrate the need to have two facilities at this time,” Long said.center_img Inmates at St. Louis jail set fires, break out windows WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 6, 2021 Local NewsUS News Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Los Monólogos de la Vagina Shutters Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Los Monologos de la Vagina Based on interviews with a diverse group of women—from a Long Island antique dealer to a Bosnian refugee—The Vagina Monologues brazenly explores the humor, power, pain, wisdom, outrage, mystery and excitement hidden in vaginas. The original production played over 1300 performances from 1999 to 2003 at the Westside Theatre. Directed by Jaime Matarredonna, Los Monólogos de la Vagina is modeled after the current Mexico City production, now in its 14th year. View Comments The preview cast was Miriam Colón, Kate del Castillo and Angélica Vale. The opening cast was Vale, along with Kate del Castillo and Angélica María. The most recent cast was Daphne Rubin-Vega, Maria Cellario and Flor De Liz Perez. Los Monólogos de la Vagina, the Spanish language production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues played its final performance at the Westside Theatre on June 15. The production began performances on May 6 and opened on May 18, playing 15 previews and 33 regular performances at its original off-Broadway home. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 15, 2014last_img read more

Buenos Aires Moves to Lower Taxes on Audiovisual Industry

first_imgBy Dialogo July 15, 2010 Buenos Aires will move forward on a law to promote the development of the audiovisual industry by granting tax benefits to producers who locate in areas of the Argentine capital, city mayor Mauricio Macri announced. The bill to be submitted to the Buenos Aires legislature proposes that five areas of the city be designated as forming an “audiovisual district” in which television, film, advertising, animation, and videogame producers will receive tax exemptions for a ten- to fifteen-year period. Argentina is the fourth-largest global exporter of television content, selling its productions in eighty countries, according to the proposal put forward by Macri. In the capital, Buenos Aires, an average of seven hundred productions are filmed each year, principally advertising spots. Argentina’s audiovisual exports were valued at 419 million dollars in 2008, according to the most recent figures available, and the sector currently employs more than 51,000 people. “The city of Buenos Aires has a chance here to grow a very great deal (…) If we don’t generate and export more content, it’s going to be difficult for us in Argentina to be able to give everyone an opportunity,” Macri said upon introducing the proposal.last_img read more

Sunil Gavaskar compares Virat Kohli’s batting to this all time great!

first_imgVirat Kohli of India celebrates his century during the 3rd ODI match between West Indies and India at Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on August 14, 2019. (Photo by Randy Brooks / AFP)Advertisement 12tNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsyx2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2il9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7wmaizoWould you ever consider trying this?😱zCan your students do this? 🌚g5zRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has revealed the similarities between India captain Virat Kohli and batting great Viv Richards, citing that Kohli’s batting is very similar to that of the former West Indies player. Notably, Virat Kohli is the only batsman in the world who has an average of more than 50 across formats. On the other hand, Viv Richards is considered one of the greatest batsmen ever in the history of cricket.Advertisement Backlog: DNA, Sportshow IndiaWhile talking about the similarities between the two batsmen, Gavaskar said Kohli is the best batsman in the world because of his ability to play various shots.“It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease. Similarly, if you look at Virat Kohli’s batting today, in the same ball and same line, he will use his top hand and score a boundary towards the extra cover region and will use the bottom hand and score a boundary towards the mid-on and mid-wicket region,” said the batting great on Star Sports’ show ‘Winning the Cup — 1983’.Advertisement “That’s why Virat Kohli is considered as the No. 1 player because he bats exactly like Viv Richards. Earlier, Gundappa Vishwanath, VVS Laxman used to bat like this,” he added.Meanwhile, in the last month, former Australia captain Ian Chappell had also shared that Virat Kohli’s batting is similar to Richards and also referred to Kohli as the best batsman across formats in recent times.Advertisement “The best short-form player in the time I played was Viv Richards, and he just played normal cricket shots but he placed the ball so well he was able to score at a very fast rate. And Kohli’s the same. He plays traditional cricket shots, and he plays them really well. Of that group (including Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root), Kohli is the best in all three forms. That’s unquestionable. His record in all three forms is quite unbelievable, particularly his record in the shorter forms,” Chappell said on ‘The RK Show’.The show is hosted by Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan on YouTube. Chappell further added that India captain’s fitness is the thing which makes him different from the other players in the current generation.“The other thing that stands out about Kohli is his fitness and running between the wickets. The way he pushes himself, he’s incredibly fit. Some of his performances are quite amazing,” shared Ian Chappell.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Gautam Gambhir reveals he was asked to plead guilty to Shane Watson elbowing incident in 2008!BCCI clarifies its stance on Asia Cup and IPL 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

Osama Bin Laden picture placed in stadium of English football team

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/MirrorAdvertisement 7mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5z4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eykk7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 40pfjWould you ever consider trying this?😱o6zzwCan your students do this? 🌚obwu4Roller skating! Powered by Firework After more than three months, football is finally back in action in England, as the top leagues have all resumed the ongoing seasons. However, the atmosphere in the stadium is quite different, as the remaining matches are to be played in a behind closed doors format, due to the presence of COVID-19 threat. Meantime, a number of clubs decided to go ahead with cardboard cutouts of spectators in an attempt to recreate some of the pre-Coronavirus stadium atmosphere. However, it all went wrong in case of Leeds United, as the notorious Osama Bin Laden was spotted in their stands!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/MirrorWhile the stadium crazy spectators are unable to attend the matches, Leeds reached out to its fans to send the photos of themselves and their loved ones to be placed as cardboard cutouts at their home ground at Elland Road, for the price of £25 to have a 76cm x 46cm cardboard copy of themselves to be placed in the seats.Unfortunately, the move bit the EFL Championship back in the face, as the image of the al-Qaeda leader was spotted on one of the cardboard cutouts to be used during Leeds’ face off against Fulham this Saturday.Advertisement One fan spotted his own photo next to Laden’s cutout, and uploaded the image on Twitter which soon went viral all over the micro blogging website. While the photos were rapidly gaining hysterical reactions from the netizens, the club soon noticed the hilarious yet offensive error, and immediately took to action to have the cardboard removed.While it has been nine years since the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks was killed by the United States Navy SEALs in 2011, football stadium wasn’t an unfamiliar place for Laden. It was later discovered that the notorious terrorist mastermind was an avid fan of Arsenal, and often went to see the Gunners home matches during his residence in London in the 1990s.Leeds are currently second in the Championship table, with 71 points from 38 matches.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Reporter reminds hattrick hero Anthony Martial to collect matchball!37 year old Sreesanth admits he didn’t know about change in cricket rules during ban Advertisementlast_img read more