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In a rampage lasting 10 awful minutes, a gunman targeted Republican politicians as they held an early-morning practice in a picturesque park
America has been made to endure this pain before when a mass shooting desecrates its most cherished spaces: a schoolroom in Newtown; a cinema in Aurora; a church in Charleston. This time, with the dawn, a baseball park in Virginia became, in the words of Senator Rand Paul, a killing field. What politicians who trade their suits and ties for baseball uniforms lack in fitness, they make up for in earnest enthusiasm. Such is the dedication of Steve Scalise, the number three House Republican, and his colleagues that they regularly start practice at 6.15 or 6.30am at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, across the Potomac river from Washington DC. What we know about the Virginia shooting This allows them to beat both the heat, which was heading towards 90F(32C) on Wednesday, and the clamour of Capitol Hill. Their surroundings are a serene, affluent area of detached redbrick houses with porches, clipped lawns and trees where trouble is hard to imagine. The baseball field is close to the park where locals walk their dogs, a childrens playground and a YMCA. It lies about halfway between Washington DC to the north and George Washingtons farm, Mount Vernon, to the south. There were 20 House members and two senators present, according to congressman Joe Barton of Texas, the Republican teams manager, grabbing the last chance to hit some balls before Thursdays annual charity game against their Democratic rivals. Just after 7am, a man who would be identified later as James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Illinois, walked up to congressmen Ron DeSantis and Jeff Duncan as they were getting into their car to leave the field, the pair recalled.
A view of the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, after the shooting. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Texas congressman Roger Williams, who coaches the Republican team, added: We were sitting ducks. We had nothing to fight back with but bats, if it came to that. The first victim was Scalise, 51, who had been fielding balls on second base. He was hit in the hip and collapsed to the ground, screaming. He managed to drag himself to the outfield grass, leaving a trail of blood, witnesses said later. Two Capitol Hill police officers, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who were in Scalises security detail, immediately returned fire. Senator Jeff Flake yelled: Are you friendly? Are you friendly? One shouted back: Yes! One of the officers suffered a gunshot wound but kept firing. Both were widely praised for saving numerous lives. Alexandria resident Katie Fillus told the Washington Post she saw a female officer pull out a gun and scream, Drop your weapon! but the gunman shot her. She fell on the ground in front of us, and we were all just trying to lay as flat we could. And I belly-crawled, dragging through the mud. I got to the car and I ducked under the car and I laid as close as I could under the car to hide from the person. Then the police seemed to come. Congressman Brooks, meanwhile, had thrown himself down at home plate, but decided to take a chance and run to the first base dugout, where about a dozen congressmen and aides were lying. Among them was congressional aide Zachary Barth, who had been struck in the leg and hobbled across the field. Brooks took off his belt and another congressman applied a tourniquet to try to slow the bleeding. In the meantime, Brooks told CNN, Im towards the right-field side of the dugout and theres gunfire within about five, six, seven feet of my head, and I look up and theres a guy with a gun blasting away. Fortunately, it was one of the good guys, one of our security detail, who was shooting back. Of course it was pistol versus rifle, our pistols versus the shooters rifle on the third-base line just outside the chain-link fence, and he was warning us to stay down. He added: But for the Capitol police and the heroism they showed, it could very well have been a large-scale massacre. All we would have had would have been baseball bats versus a rifle. Those arent good odds. Police arrive By 7.09am,Alexandria police had received a call reporting shots fired at the park, according to its chief Michael Brown. Three minutes later they arrived at the scene.
FBI special agent Tim Slater briefs the press after the attack. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Getty Images The typically tranquil neighbourhood was stunned. Bullets had lodged in or gone through windows of the nearby YMCA. Alex Heimberg, 19, who had arrived at 6am for a morning workout, had been in the basement there during the gunfire. We didnt really know what to think of it, he said. It could be weights dropping from upstairs. Its just something weve never experienced but we were given context when a man came down and said there was an active shooter and we said, Oh crap, we need to get somewhere safe. One patron reacted casually, wrapping himself in a towel and using a sauna, Heimberg recalled. The YMCA was on lockdown for around three hours. A show of solidarity It soon emerged that the shooter Hodgkinson was a leftwing activist with a record of domestic violence. He had signed an online petition calling for Donald Trump to be impeached and wrote on Facebook: Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed our Democracy. Its Time to Destroy Trump & Co. Hodgkinsons Facebook page later removed by the company also featured pictures of Senator Bernie Sanders, who said he had been informed that Hodgkinson had apparently volunteered for his presidential campaign last year. I am sickened by this despicable act, a shaken Sanders said on the Senate floor. Let me be as clear as I can be: violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. The drama in Alexandria all but cancelled the days business at the White House and Capitol Hill. At 11.36am Donald Trump, sombre on his 71st birthday, announced that the assailant has now died from his injuries. In a partisan and rancorous political climate, Trump also made a measured appeal for unity. We are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good, he said.
Newspapers to move to smaller size and outsource printing to Trinity Mirror as part of three-year cost-saving plan
The Guardian and Observer will relaunch in a tabloid format next year as part of a three-year plan to break even in their finances. Guardian Media Group (GMG), the parent company of the Guardian and Observer print and digital businesses, has decided to move from its Berliner newspaper format to the smaller size as part of a major cost-saving drive. The Guardian has signed a contract for Trinity Mirror, publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, to print the titles from early next year. As a result, GMGs three specially commissioned 80m printing presses in London and Manchester will be sold or scrapped, a move affecting about 50 roles. This is an important step in our three-year transformation plan, said David Pemsel, the chief executive of GMG. More people are reading and supporting our journalism than ever before, but the print industry continues to evolve, and we must evolve with it. We plan to continue the Guardians record of producing bold, brilliantly designed award-winning journalism. The move has been prompted by a number of factors including continuing sharp falls in the print advertising market and the rising cost of publishing newspapers as consumers move towards digital media. This has been exacerbated by a slowing in digital revenue generation as Google and Facebook hoover up the lions share of the online advertising market. The Guardian and Observer started printing in the taller, slimmer European-style Berliner format in 2005, the UKs first full-colour national newspapers. The Berliner is a beautiful format which has served our readers brilliantly for 12 years but we know that it is our award-winning, quality, independent journalism that our readers value most, rather than the shape or the size of the newspapers, said Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of the Guardian. We are going to create a new-look tabloid Guardian and Observer that are bold, striking and beautiful and which still contain the agenda-setting journalism for which were renowned. GMG has already paid off outstanding loans on its presses. The move to outsource is expected to generate millions of pounds in savings annually. The Guardian managed to reduce operating losses from 57m for 2015/16 to 38m for 2016/17 and boosted its cash funds to more than 1bn by selling its remaining shares in the events and business media group Ascential, owner of businesses including the Cannes Lions advertising festival. The plan is for GMG to break even, or at least for losses to be at a sustainable level, by April 2019. The Guardians average circulation in April was 154,000 compared with 341,000 in the same month in 2005, when the titles started printing in Berliner format, meaning over the years the presses have become increasingly expensive to run. Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us The post Guardian and Observer to relaunch in tabloid format appeared first on Business Questions Information Answers.
Cab company has approved recommendations to fight sexual harassment in firm, which some say is caused by the chief executives management style
The future of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is hanging in the balance after the embattled cab companys board voted to adopt a portfolio of recommendations to fight sexual harassment in the firm. Uber said its board had unanimously approved recommendations which stem from a report prepared by former US attorney general Eric Holder after a sprawling, multi-month investigation into Ubers cultures and practices but declined to reveal what they were until after Uber employees have been told on Tuesday. One of the first recommendations acted upon was the departure of Emil Michael, vice-president and Kalanicks deputy. It is not clear whether he resigned or was terminated. Uber has a long way to go to achieve all that it can and I am looking forward to seeing what you can accomplish in the years ahead, said Michael in an email announcing his departure to staff on Monday. Michael was a close friend and ally to Kalanick and his departure, which comes in the wake of a series of high-profile executives leaving Uber, is a major blow to the CEO as he fights to maintain control of his company. One move believed to have been under consideration is whether to require a leave of absence for Kalanick, whose aggressive management style has been cited by many as the root cause of the companys troubles. In just a few months, Uber always a controversial company, due to its hostile approach to governmental regulations around taxi businesses and labour laws has reached new scales of crisis, sparked by a tell-all blogpost from former Uber engineer Susan Fowler. She wrote that she had been propositioned by her boss in a series of messages on her first day of work and that superiors ignored her complaints. In an internal investigation launched following Fowlers post, separate from the external one led by Holder, Uber set up a hotline for complaints: more than 200 were registered, leading to more than 20 employees being terminated. Those terminations came just three weeks after Ubers head of Human Resources, Liane Hornsey, had told USA today that sexual harassment didnt come up as an issue.