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News Brief 10: New York women being attacked, Spring Break shut down in Miami, Taiwan earthquake

Evan Omana

New York Women being attacked

Authorities are looking for a man who randomly punched a woman in the face in Manhattan’s Chelsea. This case, which was reported by police Tuesday but happened March 20, marks at least the fifth such attack in the last few weeks. The violence is part of a 10% increase in misdemeanor assaults in the city year over year, according to NYPD statistics. The assaults, involving the individuals being randomly punched in the face during daylight, have sparked fear among city residents. The police have intensified efforts to apprehend the perpetrator and are reviewing surveillance footage from the area to identify the attacker while urging anyone with pertinent information to come forward.

Sam Bankman Fried

After 15 days of testimony, Sam Bankman-Fried was convicted of seven counts of financial fraud, including defrauding customers and conspiring with others to commit securities fraud, commodities fraud, and money laundering. He faces a maximum sentence of 110 years in jail with a conviction on seven counts of fraud, including defrauding customers and lenders and conspiring with others to commit securities fraud, commodities fraud, and money laundering, bringing a definitive resolution to a complex legal battle. Effective Ventures Foundation UK, a charity founded by Sam Bankman-Fried, experienced significant financial hardships that led to the difficult decision to wind down its operations. The charity cited bankruptcy caused by the downfall of FTX and the subsequent need to repay significant funds received from the exchange as the determining factors for this resolution. 

World Central Kitchen Aid Workers Killed in Israel

The shocking series of Israeli airstrikes on World Central Kitchen aid workers in Gaza has raised international concern. It’s been highlighted that the tragic attack on the convoy occurred despite World Central Kitchen communicating its movements and operations to the Israeli Defense Forces. The accidental targeting of three vehicles carrying staff marked with the organization’s logos resulted in an appalling loss of life, killing six foreign workers and a Palestinian translator. The victims were identified as Saifeddin Issam Ayab Abutaha, 25, of Palestine; Lalzawmi Frankcom, 43, of Australia; Damian Soból, 35, of Poland; Jacob Flickinger, 33, a US-Canadian dual citizen; along with UK citizens John Chapman, 57, James Henderson, 33, and James Kirby, 47. 

Spring Break Shut Down IN SOFLO

stringent measures, including parking garage closures, DUI checkpoints, and the presence of law enforcement, have marked a notable shift in the usual Miami spring break atmosphere. The restrictions extend to beach entrances, with items like coolers and loud music being heavily regulated. These restrictions have not only significantly impacted businesses, resulting in an approximate 30% cut in profits for establishments with sidewalk seating. The aim behind these measures focuses on enhancing public safety and decreasing the unruly behaviors that have marred previous spring break festivities, aimed especially at discouraging crime and violence during this holiday period. 

Bird flu in American eggs

The bird flu virus, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), began in early 2022 and has led to the slaughter of nearly 82 million birds, mainly egg-laying chickens, across 47 states. The outbreak has caused a spike in egg prices, with the cost of a dozen eggs more than doubling at its peak. As a result, consumers have experienced price increases and shortages in the egg market. Major egg producers, such as Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., have had to depopulate large numbers of birds and temporarily halt production at affected facilities. This has led to disruptions in the supply chain and may result in higher egg prices at grocery stores.

Taiwan Earthquake

A recent powerful earthquake in Taiwan, a 7.4 magnitude event, brought terror and destruction to thousands. The quake struck near Hualien at 7:58 a.m., causing widespread devastation to buildings and infrastructure, particularly in the surrounding national park. Extensive damage was observed, with buildings listing to the side after being shaken off their foundations. This damage led to the island-wide suspension of train and subway services and the closure of eight power plants, necessitating significant reconstruction efforts. One highlight from this time of doubt is Roger, “A Failed Drug Dog, Becomes a Hero of Taiwan’s Quake Response.

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Lian Lee
Lian Lee, Marketing Manager
Hello! My name is Lian Lee. I am currently a sophomore. This is my first year as a Staff Writer for the CHAT. I am looking forward to writing stories for the newspaper! You can contact me at [email protected].
Evan Omana
Evan Omana, Graphics Editor
Hello, my name is Evan Omana! I'm currently a sophomore and this is my first year in the CHAT. This year I'll be the Graphics Editor. I like making art from photoshop, doing Krav Maga martial arts and playing guitar. I'm hoping to have the best year possible! If you ever need anything from me contact [email protected] or just say hi when you see me around!

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