The Latest on the explosions at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport (all times local):Merve Yigit, a 22 year old woman working in catering at the airport, died in an Istanbul hospital Wednesday evening. She was being treated for injuries caused by shrapnel that pierced her abdomen, stomach and head.Turkish officials have given a timeline of how the triple suicide attack unfolded at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.An interior ministry official and another official said all three assailants arrived by taxi at the level of the arrivals hall terminal.The first assailant entered the terminal, opened fire and then blew himself up near the X ray machines, according to the officials.During the chaos, the second attacker went upstairs to the departures level and blew himself up.The third attacker waited outside during the whole episode and detonated his explosives last as people flooded out of the airport in a panic.The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol.CIA Director John Brennan says the attack in Istanbul “bears the hallmarks” of the Islamic State’s “depravity.”Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded hundreds Tuesday at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport.Brennan spoke Wednesday at the Council on Foreign Relations. Battle against IS has not yet curbed the group’s global reach and that they are expected to plot more attacks on the West and incite violence by lone wolves.Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in a televised speech: “Our thought that it is Daesh (Islamic State) continues to gain weight.”Moments earlier, Interior Minister Efkan Ala, said early indications point to IS but there was no conclusive information..
Betsy MacDonald with the Sexual Assault Services Association in Antigonish introduced Lucille Harper, the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre executive director to talk about the day and the “pervasiveness of violence against women” at Tuesday night’s event. The theme of the 16 days of activism was Peace in the Home, Peace in the World. In Harper’s words, the increased militarization of Canada involved in war as well as our own province profiting from war with the new shipbuilding contract in Halifax is cause for concern..
Cliff was born in Quebec on September 4, 1927 and came to Ontario in 1967. He was a past employee of Dofasco for 11 years. He was the Chair of the Stroke Recovery Association of Ontario for 10 years; Charter member of the Burlington Stroke Recovery Association; Board member of Ontario March of Dimes (1991 2004); Chair of the Burlington City Hall Accessibility Advisory Committee for 8 years and member of East Plains United Church..