NEWS DIGEST 18.12.2021: Justice for Hussain Chaudhry; other stories

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Two teenagers have been convicted of the manslaughter and robbery of 18-year-old Hussain Chaudhry who was fatally stabbed outside his home address in Walthamstow while selling a designer jacket to his killers. The court heard that Marvin Ward and Alexis Morris had agreed to meet Hussain on 17 March at his home address in Lea Bridge Road, E17, to buy a designer jacket that he had advertised for sale on social media. The trio, along with two of Hussain’s friends, went inside Hussain’s address after Morris asked if he had a jacket in a smaller size. After initially appearing willing to pay for the jacket, Ward and Morris then got out knives and threatened Hussain. Morris began searching the home for more jackets, while Ward held Hussain and his friends at knifepoint in the family sitting room – Hussain Chaudhry murder: Two teenagers convicted of manslaughter (Metropolitan Police – News)

Manchester United’s teenage midfielder Hannibal Mejbri has shared his delight as Tunisia reached the final of the Arab Cup on Wednesday evening. Mejbri, who played 81 minutes for the Carthage Eagles, made his debut for United on the final day of the 2020/21 campaign and has featured heavily throughout his national side’s stunning run to the final. With the game locked at 0-0 heading into injury time, Egypt skipper Amr Al-Sulaya headed a Naim Sliti free-kick into his own net to decide the tie, with Tunisia booking a place against Algeria in Saturday’s final. “I would like to thank the fans as the atmosphere was crazy. It was, I don’t know, like we were playing the Champions League final.” Although yet to feature so far this season for United, Mejbri will be hoping to impress interim boss Ralf Rangnick, with plaudits from many former United stars coming his way in recent weeks – Manchester United teenager Hannibal Mejbri reacts to reaching Arab Cup final (Manchester Evening News – Sport – Football – Manchester United FC)

Situated just to the north of the central parts of Chichibu, Nagatoro is a quaint but scenic village. The Chichibu Railway will take you as far as Nagatoro Station’s historic wooden buildings. During my most recent stint, I was able to hit up Chichibu Shrine and soak in the onsen built into Seibu-Chichibu Station while also seeing the town of Nagatoro. While one of my favorites in Chichibu, it doesn’t combine logistically well with Nagatoro. Officially Japanese oldest coinage, the copper for Wado Kaichin was actually sourced from a mine that sits between central Chichibu and the town of Nagatoro – THE TOWN OF NAGATORO (DONNY KIMBALL)

“Many families who crossed the Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama have survived one of the most dangerous jungles on earth, and many of those children arrived traumatized to the Migrant Reception Center,” explains Laurent Duvillier, Regional Chief of Communication of UNICEF in Latin America and the Caribbean. In this dense tropical forest, migrant families with children are exposed to violence, including sexual abuse, trafficking and extortion from criminal gangs. As soon as migrant families arrive at the Migrant Reception Center in the Panamanian side of the border, children are conducted to the UNICEF’s Child Friendly Space, where they receive psychosocial and psycho-educational support. “They need to express their feelings that often they keep bottled up. So, by expressing their needs then they can rebuild their lives,” says Duvillier. UNICEF and its partner RET Americas are helping migrant children by facilitating them to make drawings and paintings – Children’s drawings illustrate the perils of the Darien jungle (UNICEF – Latin America and the Caribbean)

Newham Council are working with residents and community stakeholders to create a future vision for the Beckton Parks Masterplan area. The area covers 2 council wards: Beckton and Custom House. It includes the largest amount of local authority managed green space in the borough and a variety of leisure and community facilities situated within Beckton District Park (North and South), New Beckton Park, Beckton Corridor, Newham City Farm Site and King George V Park – Beckton Parks Masterplan (Newham London)

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