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  • Knorr Brake to add 200 jobs to Westminster facility (Maryland)

    05/26/2017 11:15:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 25, 2017 | Carrie Wells
    Westminster-based Knorr Brake Co., which makes brakes, doors and HVAC systems for mass-transit rail lines, will add 200 new jobs over the next six years, the Maryland Department of Commerce announced Thursday. The company will add 30,000 square feet of space to its facility at the Westminster Technology Park, investing $2.2 million. The company built its facility there in 2013. The Maryland Department of Commerce will provide a $700,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund to help the company expand. Knorr Brake currently has 280 full-time employees....
  • London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

    03/23/2017 1:36:13 AM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2017 | Staff
    Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses.
  • Breaking: Shots fired, explosion outside UK Parliament

    03/22/2017 7:47:58 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 429 replies
    REPORTS OF LOUD BANGS AND GUNFIRE OUTSIDE UK PARLIAMENT
  • BREAKING NEWS: At least two dead and several 'catastrophically injured' [Photo of Perp]

    03/22/2017 9:48:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2017 | Richard Spillett, Tim Sculthorpe, Alexander Robertson, and Mark Duell
    At least two people are dead after a terror attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. More than 12 people are said to have been hit by a vehicle on the bridge after a 4x4 drove into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into the gates of Parliament. An intruder, described by a witness as 'middle-aged and Asian', then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot. The policeman is thought...
  • Westminster Dog Show 2017: Rumor the German Shepherd Wins Best in Show

    02/15/2017 12:32:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    ny times ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | KELLY WHITESIDE, ANDREW DAS and SARAH LYALLUPDATED
    As Rumor, a German shepherd, took long, elegant strides around the ring at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, she seemed to cover every inch of the green carpet. It was as if there were no other dogs in the room, and soon that was indeed true as Rumor stood alone, earning best-in-show honors on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. “The German shepherd standard talks about quality and nobility,” said Thomas Bradley, the best-in-show judge. “She is just magnificent.” Last year, Rumor, named after the Adele song “Rumor Has It,” was favored to win it all, but she...
  • Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    02/14/2017 5:45:22 PM PST · by mojo114 · 56 replies
    Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show live from Madison Square Garden, NYC. Check your cable for station.
  • Two more MPs come out as gay to take House of Commons total to 35-more than any other parliament in

    02/21/2016 9:03:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:25 EST, 21 February 2016 | Sam Tonkin
    Two more MPs have come out as gay to take the total number in the House of Commons to 35 -- more than any other parliament in the world. The SNP's business spokeswoman, Hannah Bardell, and Labour's shadow Welsh Secretary, Nia Griffith, revealed their sexuality at a photoshoot celebrating Parliament's growing diversity. At last year's election there were 32 lesbian, gay and bisexual MPs, which rose to 33 when Scottish Secretary David Mundell became the first openly out Tory cabinet member last month. ...
  • Pointer Wins Dog Show

    02/16/2016 8:20:05 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies
    2/16/16 | BTLD
    A pointer has won the annual dog show.
  • Cardinal Hopes Gay Masses Can Be Rolled Out Throughout Church in England and Wales

    08/04/2015 5:45:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 7/31/15 | Joanna Moorhead
    A Westminster diocesan initiative to extend a special welcome to lesbian and gay Catholics at a regular Mass has proved so successful that Cardinal Vincent Nichols would like it to be rolled out nationwide, his lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) liaison priest has said. The Masses, at the Jesuit Farm Street Church in central London, replaced the more controversial, so-called “gay Masses” that were designated for LGBT Catholics at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Soho until 2013. Key to the transition was that the Farm Street Masses are an extension of the diocese’s pastoral care for gay...
  • Owner of dog, Rocky, who chewed off part of his leg to get free, won't face criminal charges

    06/01/2015 4:33:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 1, 2015 | Sean Emery
    A Westminster man whose alleged abuse of his dog forced the pup to chew off part of a foot to get loose of a tether had his criminal charges dropped last week, after he took part in an animal neglect prevention program. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss misdemeanor failure to care for animals and cruelty to animals charges after Samer Ibrahim took an active role in completing a 10-class program teaching the 23-year-old how to properly care for dogs. He also agreed to voluntarily provide his DNA to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
  • Vietnamese foodie guide: Critic Brad A. Johnson dishes about 25 best things to eat in Little Saigon

    04/29/2015 2:38:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 29, 2015 | Brad A. Johnson
    Vietnamese foodie guide: Critic Brad A. Johnson dishes about the 25 best things to eat in Little Saigon The scent of Little Saigon hits me in the face. An intoxicating perfume of jackfruit and bananas and the vanilla-y scent of pandanus leaves wraps itself around me in a warm, tight embrace. It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, and the line to purchase something cold and sweet at Thach Che Hien Khanh in Garden Grove stretches out the front door and down the sidewalk, past a vendor of exotic fruits and knickknacks — chopsticks, paper lanterns, plastic Buddhas, various figurines of the...
  • A rare victory for beaglekind at Westminster Dog Show

    02/18/2015 9:13:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Justin Moyer
    The competition was ruff, but it didn’t matter: Miss P, 4-year-old beagle extraordinaire, took down all comers at the Westminster Dog Show. “She is a princess,” handler Will Alexander told the Associated Press. But P’s royal bearing didn’t prevent her from totally humiliating all members of the species Canis lupus familiaris that dared enter Madison Square Garden to challenge her for Best in Show. Those with their eyes on the prize included a Skye terrier, a standard poodle, an English springer spaniel and a shih tzu owned by former kidnapping victim and pardoned bank robber Patty Hearst.
  • 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    02/15/2015 5:40:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 47 replies
    Just a reminder: MONDAY & TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16-17, 8PM-11PM (eastern) Monday night is LIVE ON CNBC from 8-11 PM Tuesday night is LIVE ON USA from 8-11 PM The American Kennel Club has made the Coton de Tulear (Non-Sporting Group) and the Wirehaired Vizsla (Sporting Group) eligible for competition in 2014 and they will be making their first appearance at Westminster in 2015.
  • Why I Voted against Condemning Russia

    12/11/2014 5:01:57 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 10, 2014 | Dana Rohrabacher
    Recently, the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation for actions considered hostile and aggressive within its sphere of influence, specifically with regard to the politically torn country of Ukraine. Ten Members voted “nay,” myself among them. I wish to explain why I took this unpopular position. Above all, while Vladimir Putin’s government may well have engaged in questionable behavior toward neighboring countries, Resolution 758 was nothing more than gratuitous, needlessly provocative and shortsighted. Moreover, reasonable observers the world over can see it as tantamount to a declaration that Russia is America’s enemy. The...
  • Westminster Ends Bid To Ban Tobacco Sales After Outcry (Mass.)

    11/20/2014 7:03:30 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    WBZ ^ | 11/20/14 | WBZ
    A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke. Westminster’s board of health voted 2-1 to drop the proposal at its regular meeting on Wednesday, a week after rowdy opposition led board members to end a public hearing early. The board had initially said the ban would help keep a variety of tobacco products from young people, but businesses strongly opposed it.
  • Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em: Westminster Won’t Ban Tobacco

    11/19/2014 6:56:39 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 5 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/19/2014 | Nicole Leonard
    There’s a time and place for everything, but that isn’t the case for a small Massachusetts town that could have become the first municipality in the nation to ban tobacco sales. The Westminster Board of Health withdrew its proposal to ban all tobacco sales on Wednesday after receiving criticism and outrage from the audience at a meeting last week. Board of health members Peter Munro and Ed Simoncini voted against the ban while Chairwoman Andrea Crete voted to keep the proposal for consideration, reported the Boston Globe. “It is obvious the town is against it and therefore I am against...
  • Raucous hearing on tobacco sales in Westminster halted

    11/13/2014 12:17:40 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | Sean P. Murphy
    WESTMINSTER — An unruly public hearing on a proposal to prohibit the sale of tobacco products came to a sudden and rowdy halt Wednesday evening after shouting and clapping opponents of the ban repeatedly refused the chairwoman’s request to come to order. The ban, proposed by the Board of Health in this Central Massachusetts town, would be the first of its kind in the state. It has led to angry reactions from residents who worry that it will hurt the local economy and allow government too much discretion in controlling private conduct. “This is about freedom; it’s my body and...
  • Massachusetts town weighs nation’s 1st tobacco ban (Westminster)

    11/09/2014 4:25:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2014 2:23 PM EST | Amy Crawford
    The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent’s Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way. This sleepy central Massachusetts town of 7,700 has become an improbable battleground in America’s tobacco wars. On Wednesday, the Board of Health will hear public comment on a proposed regulation that could make Westminster the first municipality in the United States to ban sales of all tobacco products within town lines. …
  • In a first, Mass. town may prohibit tobacco sales

    10/28/2014 4:35:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kay Lazar
    The Central Massachusetts town of Westminster would become the first community in the state, and perhaps the nation, to ban all tobacco sales under a proposal made public Monday that regulators say is designed to improve health, especially among the young. Draft regulations posted on the town’s website would prohibit sales of products containing tobacco or nicotine, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and even electronic cigarettes, which use batteries to heat nicotine-laced liquid, producing a vapor that is inhaled. The plan has infuriated local store owners, who are circulating petitions to block the action, saying it would drive them out of...
  • Texas Baptist Universities and Westminster Seminary Win Lawsuit Against Controversial HHS Mandate

    12/28/2013 8:58:54 AM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    Aquila Report ^ | 28 December 2013
    Today [December 27, 2013] a Houston federal court delivered a major blow to the controversial HHS mandate ruling in favor of East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University. In a 46-page opinion, the court ruled that the federal mandate requiring employers to provide employees with abortion-causing drugs and devices violates federal civil rights laws, and issued an injunction against the mandate. Religious plaintiffs have now won injunctions in 9 out of 12 such cases involving non-profit entities challenging the mandate. “The government doesn’t have the right to decide what religious beliefs are legitimate and which ones aren’t,” said Eric...