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Dread, War and Ambivalence: Literature Since the Towers Fell

One person dies and two injured in Denver traffic crash Thursday night.

One person died in a two-vehicle crash in Denver on Thursday night, and two people were taken to a hospital.

The crash happened about 8 p.m. near the intersection of East Sixth Avenue and Downing Street, police said. One of the two people taken to a hospital was in critical condition.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible because roads are shut down by the crash.

 

Colorado high school football scoreboard: Week 2 – The Denver Post

Thursday night scores

Chaparral 33, Rock Canyon 30

Columbine 52, Cherokee Trail 21

Douglas County 49, Northglenn 21

Highland 26, Bennett 6

Manual 32, Prospect Ridge Academy 26

Thomas Jefferson 41, Sierra 8

LondonMetric Sells Grocery Asset In Liverpool In £10.2 Mln Deal

LondonMetric Property Plc (LMP.L) announced Friday that it has sold a grocery asset in Liverpool for 10.2 million pounds, reflecting a NIY of 4.65 percent.

The company acquired the 29,000 sq ft asset in 2014 for 8.1 million pounds, and is let to M&S and Aldi. It generates a rent of 0.5 million pounds p.a. and has a WAULT of 12.6 years.

The sale price is line with the March 31, 2021 book value.

Andrew Jones, Chief Executive of LondonMetric, said, “This asset was one of our first grocery acquisitions and has delivered a strong return. The sale demonstrates the strength of demand for long let income, particularly smaller format grocery.”

LondonMetric was advised by Fawcett Mead. The purchaser was advised by Morgan Williams.

New Zealand police kill 'terrorist' after he stabs 6 people

  • New Zealand authorities said Friday they shot and killed a violent extremist after he entered a supermarket and stabbed and injured six shoppers.
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the incident as a terror attack. She said the man was a Sri Lankan national who was inspired by the Islamic State group.
  • Auckland is in a strict lockdown as it battles an outbreak of the coronavirus.

New Zealand authorities said Friday they shot and killed a violent extremist after he entered a supermarket and stabbed and injured six shoppers.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the incident as a terror attack. She said the man was a Sri Lankan national who was inspired by the Islamic State group. She said he was well known to the nation's security agencies and was being monitored around the clock.

She said that by law, the man was not allowed to be kept in prison.

Auckland is in a strict lockdown as it battles an outbreak of the coronavirus. Most businesses are shut and people are generally allowed to leave their homes only to buy groceries, for medical needs, or to exercise.

One bystander video taken inside the supermarket records the sound of ten shots being fired in rapid succession.

From a Sale, Lace Undergarments, Never Worn

My mother told me if I didn’t marry by 25, I would end up “on the shelf.” Still single at 36, I’m learning to appreciate the view.

By Shubnum Khan

Ashmore Group FY Adj. Profit Declines; Adj. Net Revenue Down 9% – Quick Facts

Ashmore Group plc (ASHM.L) said its fiscal year adjusted EBITDA fell by 12% from previous year as a result of the 9% fall in adjusted net revenue that was partially offset by the 2% reduction in adjusted operating costs. Assets under management or AuM, increased by 13% over the year to $94.4 billion. Reflecting the lower opening AuM level following the initial market reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, average assets under management were broadly unchanged at $90.0 billion.

For the year ended 30 June 2021, profit before tax increased to 282.5 million pounds from 221.5 million pounds, last year, as a result of the strong mark-to-market gains delivered by the seed capital programme. Earnings per share was 34.23 pence compared to 25.68 pence. Adjusted EBITDA declined by 12% to 195.7 million pounds. Adjusted earnings per share fell by 11% to 23.3 pence.

Net revenue fell by 12% to 291.7 million pounds as a result of lower net management fee income partially offset by higher performance fees. On an adjusted basis, excluding foreign exchange translation effects, net revenue declined by 9% to 296.6 million pounds. Management fee income, net of distribution costs, declined by 14% to 270.9 million pounds.

The Directors have recommended a final dividend of 12.1 pence per share for the year ending 30 June 2021.

The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and Stan in Australia in September

Our picks for September, including ‘Billions,’ ‘Goliath’ and ‘Worth’

By Noel Murray

AstraZeneca, EU reach settlement on delivery of COVID-19 vaccine doses

FILE PHOTO: Vial labelled “AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine” placed on displayed EU flag is seen in this illustration picture taken March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

(Reuters) – The European Commission and AstraZeneca said on Friday they had reached a settlement on the delivery of the remaining COVID-19 vaccine doses by the British drugmaker and have also ended the pending litigation in Brussels.

Dread, War and Ambivalence: Literature Since the Towers Fell

The Times’s book critics reflect on how 9/11 has influenced writers and readers.

By Dwight Garner and Jennifer Szalai