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Man who served as concentration camp guard in Nazi Germany ordered to be removed from US

first_imgKuzma/iStock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A Tennessee resident who formerly served as a concentration camp guard in Nazi Germany has been ordered to be removed from the United States following a two-day trial in Memphis.Friedrich Karl Berger, according to the Justice Department, was ordered removed after admitting he served as an armed guard for a sub-camp of Neuengamme near Meppen, Germany, in which Jews, Poles, Russians, Danes and other political opponents of the Nazi regime, were subject to “atrocious” conditions working “to the point of exhaustion and death.”Berger admitted to investigators that he guarded prisoners during a two week journey after the camp had to be evacuated due to the advance of British and Canadian forces.Roughly 70 prisoners died during that journey, according to officials.Still a German citizen, Berger actually continued to receive a pension for his past employment in Germany that even cited “his wartime service,” the Justice Department said in a statement.“Berger was part of the SS machinery of oppression that kept concentration camp prisoners in atrocious conditions of confinement,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said in a statement. “This ruling shows the Department’s continued commitment to obtaining a measure of justice, however late, for the victims of wartime Nazi persecution.”According to the DOJ, inspectors have investigated and ordered the removal of 109 other individuals who were found to have assisted the Nazis since 1979.It was not immediately clear after Thursday’s order whether German authorities will seek to prosecute Berger upon his eventual return to the country.In 2018, President Donald Trump personally ordered the removal of Jakiw Palij, then 95, from the U.S., citing his role as an armed guard at a death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Palij was also accused of lying to American immigration officials about his role when he came to the U.S. after the war.Palij passed away in Germany several months after his return.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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$3.15 million Recovery Act grant for Burlington waterfront

first_imgWork can officially begin on the Burlington Waterfront North Project as the result of a signed agreement between the US Department of Transportation and the City of Burlington for $3.15 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today.‘Recovery Act dollars are helping make Burlington a better place to live and work,’ said Secretary LaHood. ‘Here in Burlington, as in so many cities and communities across the country, Recovery Act projects are strengthening our infrastructure and creating well-paying jobs.’The project involves the rehabilitation and reconstruction of a section of Lake Street, the principal north-south access roadway servicing the downtown Lake Champlain waterfront, and the realignment and improvement of the Waterfront Bike Path.”Recovery Act funds will help further revitalize and renovate this industrial area in Burlington,’ said Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez. ‘The roadway and bike and pedestrian trails will be reconstructed and realigned to provide safer transportation choices at the waterfront.’The Burlington Waterfront North Project reclaims a portion of the formerly industrial downtown waterfront and enhances public access to the Lake Champlain shoreline. The waterfront currently suffers from inadequate transportation infrastructure, which creates significant safety concerns, restricts public access and limits economic development potential.The $3.15 million was awarded under the Recovery Act’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program. TIGER funding is intended to promote innovative, multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional transportation projects that provide significant economic and environmental benefits to an entire metropolitan area, region or the nation.The Department announced the selection of $1.5 billion worth of TIGER grants for 51 projects as part of the one-year anniversary of the Recovery Act on February 17.Source: US DOT. 9.28.2010###last_img read more

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Stylish penthouse on southern Gold Coast comes with magical views

first_imgThe bedroom has a private balcony A rooftop pool and spa are luxury highlights of the penthouse. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoThe 410sq m property compromises two floors and according to Ms Auffret, the penthouse feels as big as an actual house. “The two-level floor plan is enormous,” she said. “It is also bathed in natural light and feels as big as a house but with the security and ease of living in an apartment.“There is so much unexpected space.“It would be perfect for anyone downsizing without having to compromise on space or their lifestyle.” The Burleigh Heads penthouse captures ocean views Marble bathrooms and large built in wardrobes ooze a sense of stylish luxury while an office and three car lock up space in the basement prove you don’t have to live life minimally. Ms Auffret said the penthouse has been fully renovated.“It is on offer for the first time in many years,” she said.“The renovation has given the property exquisite style.” 29 Ewart St, Burleigh Heads.WATCH the sunset in style. This stylish north facing penthouse comes with a bird’s eye view. The penthouse is packed with features including a private roof top and teenagers retreat. Shelley Auffret is marketing the property and said the view at night was a magical one.“If you have ever dreamt of living in an exclusive Burleigh penthouse apartment overlooking The stunning Gold coast Skyline this one truly does sparkle,” Ms Auffret said. “Dream no more.” center_img The penthouse comes with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The penthouse is a short walk to the each and Burleigh Head’s village of cafes and restaurants.last_img read more

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Cricket News Paddy Upton returns to Rajasthan Royals for 2019 Indian Premier League

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Paddy Upton, who was coach of the Rajasthan Royals for four years from 2009 to 2013, is back with the franchise for the 2019 Indian Premier League. In a statement by Rajasthan Royals lead owner Manoj Badale, it read, “It gives us immense pleasure to announce Paddy joining the team. We welcome him back to the Royals Family. Paddy is someone who is well versed with the culture of Rajasthan Royals and he knows what it takes to achieve success in international sport at the highest level.” Upton will be hoping that his tenure in 2019 begins on a right note after leaving the franchise in 2013.The 2013 Indian Premier League, which was the final year of Upton’s coaching tenure at the franchise, was marred by the spot-fixing scandal and it involved three players from the Rajasthan Royals. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were found guilty of spot-fixing and all three received life bans by the BCCI. In the same year, Rajasthan Royals reached the semi-final of the IPL and also the final of the 2013 Champions League T20 where they lost in the final to Mumbai Indians.Read More | Dhoni’s fifty in Sydney ODI criticised by former players, social mediaHowever, Upton is best remembered for his work as the mental conditioning coach of the Indian cricket team when he combined with head coach Gary Kirsten during their victorious 2011 World Cup campaign. In that event, MS Dhoni’s side created history as they defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets to win the World Cup for the first time at home. It was also the first time that a side had won the World Cup at home and Upton’s contribution was significant.Read More | Rohit Sharma shows off his dancing skills, attempts the floss danceUpton has also held the position of Performance Director of South Africa Cricket from 2011-2014, when South Africa became the first cricket team to hold the World No.1 ranking in all three formats of the game (2012). Upton has guided and mentored several franchise teams across the globe, be it in IPL, Big Bash or Pakistan Super League. As coach of Sydney Thunder for four years, he guided the team to the 2016 Big Bash League title.In 2018, he was inducted into Australia’s Deakin University as a Professor of Practice at its Business School. His role includes creating free online coaching courses for people with an interest in building their career in sports coaching.  last_img read more

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Gov. Whitmer temporarily shuts down bars, theaters, and casinos; restaurants limited to delivery and carry-out

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order, which temporarily closes theaters, bars, and casinos, and limits restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders.  Under Executive Order 2020-9, effective Monday, March 16 at 3:00pm, the following places of public accommodation will be closed; restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, bars, taverns, brewpubs, distilleries, clubs, movie theaters, indoor and outdoor performance venues, gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, spas, and casinos.   This order does not restrict a place of business from offering food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service. Places of public accommodation are encouraged to do so and use precautions to mitigate potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing. Restaurants may allow five people inside at a time to pick up orders, so long as they stay six feet apart from each other. These restrictions do not apply to the following locations: office buildings, grocery stores, markets, food pantries, pharmacies, drug stores, and providers of medical equipment and supplies, health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities, warehouse and distribution centers, and industrial and manufacturing facilities.   Order restrictions will remain in place until Monday, March 30 at 11:59 pm.    “This disease is a challenge unlike any we’ve experienced in our lifetimes,” said Governor Whitmer. “Fighting it will cause significant but temporary changes to our daily lives. By practicing social distancing and taking aggressive action now, the state is working to mitigate the spread of coronavirus so we reduce the risk that our health care system becomes overwhelmed. This is about saving lives. Michiganders are tough and we are going to get through this, but it will require everyone doing their part. That means making smart choices and not putting yourself or others at risk by going out in public unless it is absolutely necessary.” “We need to move quickly to slow the spread of the virus and protect public health,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. “I realize these actions will present temporary changes to the way we live, but they are critical to help ensure our health care system is prepared to treat those who need the most urgent medical care.” “This crisis will require business and labor working together to ensure that we are putting the best interests of Michiganders first in order to protect public health,” said Jeff Donofrio, Director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. “We understand that these decisions will impact the way we do business, but the decisions we make now will allow us to get our economy back on track sooner rather than later. We are putting measures in place to help protect the employers, employees, and individuals that will be impacted.” To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governors across the United States have begun implementing similar measures in their states, including Jay Inslee (D-WA), Charlie Baker (R-MA), and Tom Wolf (D-PA). Patients with confirmed infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:  Fever   Cough   Shortness of breath   The best prevention for viruses, such as influenza, the common cold or COVID-19 is to:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, call the nearest hospital.   Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.     Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.     Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.     Avoid contact with people who are sick.     If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.   Replace handshakes with elbow bumps.   Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting.   Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.   AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan announces 20 additional positive cases of COVID-19Next Alpena Public Schools announces free meal service; pick-up and deliverylast_img read more

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