whatsapp Share Sunday 3 April 2011 11:46 pm Banks reject claims over competition Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ SANTANDER UK has rejected a suggestion by MPs that its purchase of 318 RBS branches last year was a “missed opportunity” to improve the competitiveness of high street banking in Britain.“’The deal to buy the RBS branches was approved by the EU. Santander is a challenger bank in the UK, not an incumbent,” a spokesman for the bank told City A.M., objecting to the committee’s decision to group Santander UK with Britain’s biggest retail banks – Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC and RBS.The bank was reacting to a report published at the weekend by the influential Treasury Select Committee, chaired by Tory Andrew Tyrie, which said that Santander “was already a leading player” in UK banking and that the government let its desire for a good return from the RBS sale trump its effect on competitiveness. Santander is keen to stress its “challenger” status, adding that it is “providing a competitive alternative to the UK’s incumbent banks”, rather than contributing to concentration in the market.Other large banks also dismissed the committee’s view. HSBC said: “The UK retail market is very competitive at the moment – it’s probably the most competitive in Europe.”The Treasury Committee report said that some banks’ “too big to fail” status gives them an unfair advantage that contributes to an “oligopoly”, with “high barriers to exit”, or bankruptcy. It added that banks are not clear enough about current account fees and horde information such as access to the payments system.Despite concern about concentration, however, the committee said the Lloyds-HBOS merger should not be reversed for fear of damaging government “credibility”.
NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) 2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNICOZDIAMOND Insurance provides short-term insurance solutions for the personal, business and commercial sectors. The personal insurance and all-risk portfolios cover private households aswell as all outbuildings, pool pumps, gates and walls, and extended to cover movable content in private dwellings, motor vehicle insurance for private-use vehicles with a carrying capacity of over 2-tons and used for private purposes, jewelry, cameras, mobile phones, sports equipment, bicycles, spectacles and mobile devices. The company was established in 2002 with the merger of National Insurance Company of Zimbabwe and Diamond Insurance Company; it operates in three countries (Zimbabwe, Uganda and Malawi); has consistently received A-rating status from the Global Credit Rating Company in South Africa; and is one of the few short-term insurance companies in Zimbabwe to hold an ISO certification from the Standards Association of Zimbabwe. Nicoz Diamond Insurance Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Photographs Domus Civita / Studio FSave this projectSaveDomus Civita / Studio F Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/301823/domus-civita-studio-f Clipboard Photographs: Bob CoscarelliText description provided by the architects. Domus Civita was purchased in a disastrous state in 2011 by owner and architect Patrizio Fradiani and his partner Mark. Inhabited but abused and cut up, the house main structure was part of a larger building divided up in the 20th century even though the original structure dates from the 14th century, when the town of Civita di Bagnoregio current urban layout developed. The signs of the house original beauty were still visible in the old stone fireplace, the wooden beams, the stone walls, the terracotta floors.Save this picture!© Bob CoscarelliRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingHowever the most interesting feature of the house was its umbilical connection to its underground world all carved into the soft volcanic tufa stone. Through a series of tunnels and caves dating from the middle ages as well as Roman and Etruscan times the house ground floor had a stair dug into the stone and reaching a large underground Roman water cistern still perfectly preserved. Through the cistern you could reach an abandoned garden suspended between 2 stone cliffs at the edge of town. From the garden more caves of Etruscan and medieval times were dug into the rock opening up interesting possibilities for creative uses. Save this picture!© Bob CoscarelliThe renovation project became an exercise in creating a suitable connection that would embrace all these different spaces and make 2600 years of architectural history feel organic and livable. While the main house structure got fully renovated by preserving and restoring all the old features and materials, we decided to infuse it with modern elements and romantic touches that felt complimentary to the house but not plagiaristic. The caves and grottos got cleaned and restored and converted into a meditation room, art galleries, a wine cellar, a pool with hot tub and a garden kitchen. Save this picture!© Bob CoscarelliThe garden was cleared of 150 trees, blackberry bushes and ivy and, to contrast the space with the stone cliffs, the caves and the modern interventions, became a formal Italian garden in the best tradition of the area. In a surprising way the new garden bridges the ancient, the old and the new, almost adding that missing piece of the architectural puzzle of Domus Civita . All the materials used are consistent throughout this multistory architectural extravaganza to help add an architectural consistency that is contextual to the town yet modern and with a whimsical element infused on top of all of it. All the furnishings reinforce this idea even more by spanning 60 years of Italian modern design and creating at once harmonious spaces and synergy between all of them.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Applied Data Trees in GrasshopperArticlesSt. Horto Winning Proposal / OFL ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Civita di Bagnoregio, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Italy CopyAbout this officeStudio FOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingWoodHousesBagnoregioItalyPublished on December 05, 2012Cite: “Domus Civita / Studio F” 05 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects photographs: Andrei CreangăPhotographs: Andrei Creangă Year: Architects: Igloo Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăText description provided by the architects. The shape of the house reiterates the random setting of three brushwood sticks fallen to the ground, one on top of the other, atop a carpet of leaves, or perhaps gathered there to start a fire. The formal composition maintains this randomness while adding the genetic material containing data for the growth and addition of volumes. The tree, the brushwood and especially the wood, with its materiality, are all regarded as generating expressive elements in the house, both formally and from a tactile point of view. Save this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemThe design attempts to catch as many views of the forest as possible and take the most advantage of the house’s setting in between slender tree trunks. At the same time, the house seeks to protect the forest by going around the trees as the construction spreads out across the terrain. This expansion into multiple directions is compensated on the inside, where the design truly becomes “whole” again around the interior staircase. The staircase focuses the users attention, at times even strenuously directing it towards the surrounding nature. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăCut out from the terrain with the aid of supporting walls, the built volume is detached from the ground, leaving its concrete structural pillars uncovered and sheltering the garage platform. Like the crown of the tree rising up towards the sun, the house’s levels become leaves overlapping, floating platforms progressively opening up, from the bottom to the top, in terraces that are increasingly more exposed to light, a setting that allows the removal of the main spaces from the ground level which is inevitably shaded. As a matter of necessity, each living area opens up towards the woods, and each access is mediated either by an open or closed terrace, or by a loggia. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăFrom a functional point of view, the spaces are grouped into easily identifiable volumetric areas, always revolving around the trunk – the vertical hollow reaching up the full height of the three stories, home to the interior staircase. Thus, the staircase is the central functional element and the ordering principle of the living areas that are kept separate only to fall back in line again at mid-section according to hierarchical criteria. It is at the same time the element that dictates the diagonals on the facade. In the volume situated directly on the ground floor we find the technical spaces and a one-room apartment reserved for the maintenance staff. The intermediary volume comprises of three distinct areas: the main day area and kitchen, the dinning and living rooms, a guest bedroom and a studio with a study, bedroom, dressing and bathroom. In the upper volume we find two distinct areas, also set off from the staircase: a bedroom with a bathroom and the master bedroom with its own bathroom and dressing. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăThe cover in the main day areas is a 2D image of the woods captured in still frame from the middle upwards: an alternation of wood panelled blind surfaces and glass panels allowing the landscape to take part in the life of the house. The night areas and secondary spaces have windows on the upper sides, which allow for pleasant lighting and ventilation and impose no restrictions on furniture. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăThe exterior horizontal surfaces make up a significant ratio of the total built percentage, a result of the attempt to integrate the forest and natural light into everyday life in the house. They are in most cases left uncovered, taking advantage of the live cover provided by the crowns of the trees. Their materiality was meant to respond both to architectural criteria as well as to any criteria pertaining to maintenance, while the Philadelphia travertine in combination with the wood reiterates the chromatic tones of the dried leaves that cover the house throughout the autumn. The glass balustrades on the terraces and balconies support both an opening towards the woods as well as the visual integrity of the major volumetric lines. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăOn a site that is so inspiring and expressive, the architect finds himself in the delicate position of negotiating the repetitive and obsessive inner cry: BUILT, HOUSE, VOLUME, with the domineering silence of the forest, enveloping and protecting its ecosystem. His resolution is that of a whisper. The tones become vital, as the content cannot be altered – it is, after all, a 21st century home.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla for Girls / Soliscolomer y AsociadosSelected ProjectsDanish National Maritime Museum / BIG by George MessaritakisArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Andrei Creangă+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/441741/a-house-in-a-forest-igloo-architecture Clipboard Year: CopyHouses•Corbeanca, Romania A House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture 2013 A House In A Forest / Igloo ArchitectureSave this projectSaveA House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/441741/a-house-in-a-forest-igloo-architecture Clipboard “COPY” 2013 Romania Houses “COPY” Photographs Area: 550 m² Area: 550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeIgloo ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCorbeancaHousesRomaniaPublished on October 27, 2013Cite: “A House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture” 27 Oct 2013. 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Receive email alerts October 28, 2020 Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstration News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent February 17, 2021 Find out more RSF_en AngolaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Photographer Santos Samuesseca arrested by police during the demonstration on October 24, 2020. Credit: Osvaldo Silva. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by police use of arrests and violence against journalists covering a protest last weekend in Luanda, the Angolan capital, and urges the authorities not to resort to the methods employed during the former dictatorship to restrict press freedom. AngolaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence April 6, 2020 Find out more News October 9, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Organisation Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter to go further Several thousand people took part in the protest on 24 October against corruption, unemployment and a decision to postpone the local elections that should have been held this year.Those detained included Suely de Melo and Carlos Tomé, who work for Rádio Essencial, a local station, and Santos Samuesseca, a photographer for the newspaper Valor Económico. They and their driver, Leonardo Faustino, were arrested without any grounds being given, and were held for 48 hours.Domingos Caiombo and Octávio Zoba, who work for TV Zimbo, Angola’s biggest commercial TV channel, and AFP photographer Osvaldo Silva were held for several hours and were released only after being forced to delete their photos and video footage of the demonstration. Silva told RSF he was slapped, kicked and hit with batons by the police. Another AFP photographer, Georges Nsimba, was briefly detained and had to delete his photos to avoid suffering the same fate.“By covering this demonstration, these journalists were just doing their job,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “These arrests and attacks constitute a disturbing setback that recalls the dark hours of the dictatorship. Three years after President José Eduardo dos Santos’ departure, press freedom is still largely unrealized. If the authorities are sincere in their desire to turn the page on the years of predatory practices towards the media, they have no choice but to condemn these acts and punish those responsible.”Earlier this month, RSF documented the harassment, threats and cyber-attacks to which several Angolan media and journalists were subjected after covering a case of alleged corruption involving the president’s chief of staff, Edeltrudes Costa, who was suspected of embezzling tens of millions of euros of public funds.The independent news website Correio Angolense and Siona Casimiro, a freelance journalist and former RSF correspondent, were the targets of cyber-attacks, while several TV channels stopped inviting business reporter Carlos Rosado to take part in studio debates because he wanted to talk about the scandal.Angola is ranked 106th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Angola Angolan police unleash dog on reporter covering protest News
Community News More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Pasadena Assemblyman Pushes Bill to Require Police to Stop Excessive Force They Witness CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 5:02 pm Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, introduced legislation Wednesday that would require police officers to physically stop excessive force they witness by another member of law enforcement and report the incident in real time to the dispatch or watch commander on duty.Holden’s office said the law currently requires officers in California to intervene when they observe another officer use force beyond what is necessary, but there are not universal measures to determine that the officer actually intervened.“We were outraged when we watched the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer from a knee to the neck,” Holden said. “Equally disturbing, was the lack of intervention from the police officers who witnessed a clear use of excessive force.”The legislation — AB 1022 — would:• prohibit retaliation against law enforcement officers that report violations of law or regulation of another officer to a supervisor;• require an officer who fails to intercede to be disciplined in the same manner as the officer who used excessive force;• establish a website that makes specified public records of officers available in a form searchable by each officer’s name, and allows members of the public to file citizen complaints;• disqualify a person from being an officer if they have been found by a law enforcement agency that employs them to have either used excessive force that resulted in great bodily injury or death or to have failed to intercede in that incident as required by a law enforcement agency’s policies;• make an officer who is present and sees another officer using excessive force, and fails to intercede as required by the policy of their employing law enforcement agency, despite having a present ability to intercede, an accessory in any crime committed by the other officer during the use of excessive force.Holden represents California’s 41st Assembly District, which includes most of the San Gabriel Mountains and various foothill communities in Los Angeles County, and some areas of San Bernardino County. Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Conference ID: 1-844-512-2921 Pinterest Facebook 1-877-407-0789 Calyxt to Host Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results Conference Call on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time WhatsApp 1-412-317-6671 WhatsApp Time: 13715392 Toll Free dial-in number: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Previous articleIteris Awarded Traffic Signal Synchronization Services Contract Extension from San Bernardino County Transportation AuthorityNext articleCitizen Satisfaction with Federal Government Services Hits Lowest Point Since 2015, ACSI Data Show Digital AIM Web Support Toll/International dial-in number: Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact MZ Group at +1 (949) 491-8235. The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=143127 and via the investor relations section of the company’s website here. A replay of the call will be available for one month following the conference. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 1-201-689-8562 ROSEVILLE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Calyxt, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLXT), a plant-based technology company, will hold a conference call on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020. A press release detailing these results will be issued prior to the call. Calyxt Chief Executive Officer Jim Blome and Chief Financial Officer Bill Koschak will host the conference call, followed by a question-and-answer session. The conference call will be accompanied by a presentation, which can be viewed during the webcast or accessed via the investor relations section of the company’s website here. To access the call, please use the following information: Twitter Pinterest International Replay Number: Replay ID: About Calyxt Calyxt (NASDAQ: CLXT), based in Roseville, Minnesota, is a technology company with a mission to deliver plant-based innovations for a better world. Founded in 2010, Calyxt uses its proprietary TALEN® gene editing technology to work with world-class partners via technology licensing, product development, and seed sale arrangements to revolutionize the way the world uses plants to solve problems. For further information, please visit our website at www.calyxt.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005109/en/ CONTACT: Calyxt Media Contact: Trina Lundblad, Director of Corporate Communications (612) 790-0514 [email protected] Investor Relations Contact: Chris Tyson Managing Director MZ Group – MZ North America (949) 491-8235 [email protected] www.mzgroup.us KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES SOURCE: Calyxt, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:31 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005109/en 13715392 Date: Local NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter 4:30 p.m. EST, 1:30 p.m. PST TAGS Toll Free Replay Number:
Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – February 4, 2015 Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Hussey to contest Westminister election in West Tyrone Google+ Previous articleFianna Fail – Pat The Cope GallagherNext articleSinn Fein – Pádraig Mac Lochlainn News Highland Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another candidate has entered the race to become the next MP for West Tyrone, with the Ulster Unionist party unanimously endorsing MLA Ross Hussey to challenge the Sinn Fein incumbent Pat Doherty.Mr Hussey told Highland radio News he will contest the election on his record, and would not speculate on whether his party will seek a deal with the DUP to give him a clear run as an agreed unionist candidate.While Mr Hussey says a central part of his campaign will be highlighting the fact that Pat Doherty refuses to take his seat.Last week, Mr Doherty said that will not change, and stressed that he can do everything necessary from his Westminister office which he regularly visits.However, Ross Hussey says that’s not enough……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/rossh1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest
Doherty demands investment in flood defences despite cost benefit analysis Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 11, 2017 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Previous articleO’Domhnaill demands action to address Cloughaneely coastal erosionNext articleGovernment asked to outline national protocols on gorse fires News Highland Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp The government remains adamant that flood defence work will not be carried out in four areas of Donegal because the work would cost more than the anticipated damage.Last week it emerged that flood defence schemes planned for almost 30 towns across the the country would not go ahead at all after the OPW deemed them financially unviable.The four areas of Donegal on that list are Bunbeg / Derrybeg, Burnfoot, Convoy and Moville.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says a question mark still remains over these towns and that is completely unacceptable:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/pearsefloodefence.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Pic – Graphic from last week’s Irish Independent story which revealed the OPW decision. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
Chalabala/iStock(CHICAGO) — A suspect has been apprehended after an active shooting in Aurora, Illinois, city officials said.The city of Aurora, located about 40 miles east of Chicago, announced on its Twitter account that that alleged shooter had been caught.“THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN APPREHENDED!” the tweet read.EMERGENCY UPDATE | 3 p.m. THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN APPREHENDED! The area is still on lock down! More information will be provided soon.— City of Aurora, IL (@CityofAuroraIL) February 15, 2019Aurora police noted that the location has been “secured” but a “continued police presence will remain as investigation [sic] continues.”Active Shooter Incident has been secured. Shooter is no longer a threat to the area. Continued police presence will remain as investigation continues. Parents please contact your local school districts for dismissal plan https://t.co/P4y7X7K4og— Aurora (IL) Police (@AuroraPoliceIL) February 15, 2019Nearby hospital, Rush-Copley Medical Center, tweeted that they have received two patients who are being treated for non-life threatening injuries connected to the shooting.Rush Copley is assisting those involved in the active shooter incident in Aurora. The hospital has received two patients who are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.— Rush Copley (@rushcopley) February 15, 2019 The Chicago field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) had announced earlier that it responded to the scene.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the president has been briefed and is monitoring the situation.Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, thanked the “brave” first responders, and called it “a scary, sad day for all Illinoisans and Americans.”“I am monitoring the situation in Aurora, Illinois. This is a scary, sad day for all Illinoisans and Americans. Thank you to the brave first responders who risked their lives this afternoon and apprehended the shooter,” she wrote on Twitter.I am monitoring the situation in Aurora, Illinois. This is a scary, sad day for all Illinoisans and Americans. Thank you to the brave first responders who risked their lives this afternoon and apprehended the shooter.— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) February 15, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.