Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 26th 2014 Contents ATLANTA---A laboratory technician
at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention was being monitored
Wednesday for possible accidental
exposure to the Ebola virus that came
during an experiment, officials said.
The person working in a secure lab-
oratory in Atlanta may have come into
contact with a small amount of a live
virus, CDC spokeswoman Barbara
Reynolds said in an e-mailed statement.
The experimental material was on a
sealed plate, but wasn t supposed to be
moved into the lab in which the tech-
nician was working, Reynolds said. The
worker will be monitored for 21 days and
the person s name hasn t been released.
Additional employees have been noti-
fied, and other staff will be assessed for
exposure. But there is no risk to the pub-
lic and lab scientists, Reynolds said.
The possible exposure has been
reported to Secretary of Health and
Human Services Sylvia Burwell, Reynolds
CDC Director Tom Frieden has ordered
a full review of the incident.
• Twitter: @GuardianTT • Web: guardian.co.tt
CDC monitoring technician for possible Ebola exposure
The mayor of a St Louis suburb urged calm
Wednesday after a white police officer killed
a black 18-year-old who police said pointed
a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have
lingered since the death of Michael Brown in
A crowd of about 300 people gathered at
the gas station where Antonio Martin was shot
late Tuesday, throwing rocks and bricks in a
scene reminiscent of the sometimes-violent
protests that followed Brown s death in August.
A smaller crowd gathered Wednesday night.
Photos posted by the St Louis Post-Dispatch
on its Web site showed dozens of people gath-
ered at the gas station for a vigil. Protesters
also marched along an interstate highway,
blocking some traffic.
Martin s was the third fatal shooting of a
young black man by a white police officer in
the St Louis area since Brown was killed by
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on August 9.
Kajieme Powell, 25, was killed August 19 after
approaching St Louis officers with a knife.
Vonderrit Myers, 18, was fatally shot on October
8 after allegedly shooting at a St Louis offi-
cer.Each killing has led to protests, as did a grand
jury s decision last month not to charge Wilson
in Brown s death. A crowd quickly gathered
late Tuesday in Berkeley. The demonstration
involving about 300 people turned violent.
But unlike the shooting of Brown, which
was not captured on video, Berkeley Mayor
Theodore Hoskins said surveillance footage
appeared to show Martin pulling a gun on the
unidentified 34-year-old officer who questioned
him and another man about a theft at a con-
venience store. Brown was unarmed.
"You couldn t even compare this with Fer-
guson or the Garner case in New York," Hoskins
said, referring to the chokehold death of Eric
Garner, another black man killed by a white
He also noted that unlike in Ferguson, where
a mostly white police force serves a mostly
black community, more than half of the officers
in his city of 9,000 are black, including top
The officer wasn t wearing his body camera,
and his cruiser s dashboard camera was not
activated because the car s emergency lights
were not on, Belmar said.
Police released surveillance video clips from
three different angles. The men can be seen
leaving the store as a patrol car drives up. The
officer gets out and speaks with them.
About 90 seconds later, one appears to raise
his arm, though it s difficult to see what he s
holding because they were several feet from
the camera. Belmar said it was a 9mm handgun
with one round in the chamber and five more
in the magazine.
Police were searching Wednesday for the
other man, who ran away.
Belmar said Martin had a criminal record
that included three assault charges, plus charges
of armed robbery, armed criminal action and
unlawful use of a weapon.
Hong Kong shoppers and com-
muters thought Christmas had
arrived early on Wednesday after-
noon after hundreds of thousands
of pounds worth of cash spilled
onto a busy road following an acci-
dent apparently involving a secu-
Incredulous bystanders were seen
"sprinting" onto Gloucester Road,
near Hong Kong s financial heart,
on Christmas Eve to claim bundles
of money, the South China Morning
A passing taxi driver ditched his
red and white cab in order to grab
some of the bounty while one lady
made off with ten "bricks" of cash,
a witness said.
"She looked like a very regular
Hong Kong lady. She had an armful
of bricks of cash---it was as much
as she could carry," the witness told
the South China Morning Post,
adding that the woman had then
"disappeared" into the Wan Chai
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash spilled onto a busy Hong Kong
road following an accident apparently involving a security van.
The United States dismissed
Wednesday a claim by the Islam-
ic State jihadist group that it had
shot down a Jordanian F-16
fighter flying with US-led coali-
tion forces, which crashed in
"Evidence clearly indicates that
Isil did not down the aircraft as
the terrorist organization is claim-
ing," said US Central Command,
the body overseeing the coalition
air war over Iraq and Syria.
The statement did not give a
cause for the "crash," and con-
firmed the lost jet s Jordanian pilot
had been taken captive by IS
"We strongly condemn the
actions of Isil, which has taken
captive the downed pilot," said
CentCom commander General
"We will support efforts to
ensure his safe recovery, and will
not tolerate ISIL s attempts to
misrepresent or exploit this unfor-
tunate aircraft crash for their own
"The Jordanians are highly
respected and valued partners and
their pilots and crews have per-
formed exceptionally well over
the course of this campaign," he
Another Ferguson police killing sparks fresh protests US military:
by IS group
A photograph showed one bundle of
notes left on the road was marked
You couldn t make it up," the witness
was quoted as saying. "There were 20
or 30 people picking up cash from the
road on Christmas Eve. They looked
like school kids who knew they were
being naughty, but thought: This is a
once in a lifetime thing. Everyone had
the same look on their face."
Police said they had been called to
the scene at just before 2 pm and that
armed officers were deployed to cordon
of the area. Employees from G4S, the
British security firm, were also seen,
the South China Morning Post said.
Protesters shut down an interstate at Airport Road Wednesday in Berkeley, Missouri, after a white
police officer in Berkeley killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him. AP PHOTO
Early Christmas surprise
'Millions' in cash spills
onto Hong Kong road
US officer kills black teen
Links Archive December 25th 2014 December 27th 2014 Navigation Previous Page Next Page