Metal Guitarist Who Stormed Capitol With Bear Spray Will Be First Rioter To Plead Guilty
Jon Schaffer, a heavy metal guitarist who stormed the U.S. Capitol while wearing an Oath Keepers hat, said he plans to plead guilty on Friday, and will become the first known Capitol insurrectionist to reach a plea deal with the federal government.
Schaffer told a judge on Friday that he would enter a guilty plea. He’s charged with two counts, admitting that he “forcibly entered the Capitol to, and did, stop, delay, and hinder Congress’s certification of the Electoral College vote” while carrying “a deadly and dangerous weapon, that is, a [canister] of bear repellent capsaicin pepper spray, commonly referred to as ‘bear spray.’”
The details of the plea agreement were not immediately available. Judge Amit P. Mehta, who will accept Schaffer’s guilty plea, said the agreement included a cooperation component.
Friday marks 100 days since the Capitol insurrection, and the Justice Department said that more than 410 defendants from at least 45 states have been arrested for participating. More than 100 defendants were charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, while 35 were charged with doing so while using a deadly or dangerous weapon. More than 350 have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds, and over 160 defendants have been charged with corrupting obstructing an official proceeding.
There have also been more than 30 serious felony conspiracy cases brought against various defendants.
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CVC delays Toshiba buyout offer after CEO swap: Nikkei
(Reuters) – Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners will delay submitting a buyout offer for Toshiba Corp, following the appointment of a new chief executive officer by the Japanese industrial group, Nikkei reported on Friday.
Major destinations for sugar exports are Indonesia, Afghanistan
Major destinations for sugar exports from India this season (October 2020 to September 2021) are Indonesia and Afghanistan, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA).
The Association, quoting market reports and information from ports, said in a statement that 29.72 lakh tonnes of sugar have been exported so far this season compared with the 30.64 lakh tonnes in the previous season.
However, the current season’s exports include 4.48 lakh tonnes exported under MAEQ (Maximum Admissible Export Quota) of 2019-2020 season, which was extended till December 31, 2020. The export quota for the 2020-2021 season is 60 lakh tonnes.
Industry sources said that during the last season, major sugar exports from India were to Iran and Afghanistan. This year, with currency restrictions, exports to Iran were affected.
The traditional market for sugar exports from Thailand was Indonesia. With less production in Thailand, Indian exports to Indonesia have picked up.
The ISMA added that mills in the country had produced 290.91 lakh tonnes of sugar till April 15 this season against 248.25 lakh tonnes in the previous season.
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Jimmy Boeheim, son of Syracuse coach Jim and Buddy’s brother, transfers from Cornell to Orange
It's officially a Boeheim Bonanza in upstate New York.
Jimmy Boeheim, the oldest son of longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, transferred from Cornell to the Orange on Friday. He'll have the chance to play for his dad alongside younger brother Buddy.
Jimmy joined the Big Red as a little-recruited player and entered his name into the transfer portal last November after the Ivy League canceled the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns.
He announced the move on Twitter with a single "orange" emoji.
“I honestly think the possibility of playing with my brother and for my dad and for the program that made me fall in love with the game outweighs (anything else)," Jimmy told Syracuse.com. “I love Syracuse. I never stopped loving Syracuse. So it was pretty much a no-brainer.”