4 fires in Gaithersburg occur in half an hour overnight

MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said no one was injured and it is not clear whether the four firefighters who died during the night were linked. Fire crews in Gaithersburg, Md., Had a very busy Thursday morning, battling a string of four fires in half an hour. It started around 1:30 a.m. when units from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue ...

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Scotland’s ‘green’ public sector pension fund under fire for 40% increase in fossil fuel investment

ONE of Scotland’s largest public sector pension funds has come under fire after its fossil fuel investments increased 40% in one year. New data shows the Lothian Pension Fund is investing in BP, Chevron, Exxon and Shell, as well as mining giant BHP. And there are fears that there is an “inertia of inaction” without a move to divest from ...

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Why the stories of rescued Afghan Christians cannot be told – Eurasia Review

By Alejandro Bermudez The stories of Afghan rescues are compelling human dramas, filled with miraculous rescues, deadly dangers and heroic choices on the part of volunteers and Afghans. But these stories can also compromise future rescue missions. A major American magazine recently published a story about how Christians are trying to stay safe in Afghanistan and how a group of ...

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Walk to School Day Encourages Safe Routes and Practices for Students and Drivers

International School Walk Day encourages students to walk or cycle to school and promotes safe practices and routes. Students from Summit Hall Elementary School in Gaithersburg arrived at a lively Walk to School Day event on Wednesday morning. Montgomery County leaders, fire / rescue personnel and playful mascots interacted with the children while promoting safe trips to school. It’s a ...

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David Tennant “Comes” Under Fan Pressure as Loki in Audible’s “The Sandman”

Doctor for some, demon and Death Eater for others, David Tennant can now cross the Norse God of Evil from his list of larger-than-life roles. Tennant has joined the all-new “The Sandman: Act II”, Dirk Maggs’ second Audible Original audiobook adapting Neil Gaiman’s beloved graphic novel series, as Loki, Thor’s emotionally besieged brother and troublemaker. general. “I didn’t really ask, ...

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Some states want to charge for the rescue of lost hikers

It was 11 p.m. one evening in July last year when a couple realized they weren’t going back down the Old Bridle Path. They were with their two children just over a mile from the popular Mount Lafayette hiking trail, about 70 miles north of Concord, New Hampshire. They had underestimated how long it would take to complete the two ...

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