Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNeymar rape case dropped over lack of evidenceJuly 31, 2019In “latest news”Kim Kardashian tied up, robbed of millions at gunpoint in ParisOctober 3, 2016In “latest news”IMF boss Lagarde to go on trial in France on December 12September 12, 2016In “latest news” Chris Brown (AFP image)PARIS, France (AFP) — American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday.A woman has accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris on Tuesday night last week, a source close to the case said on condition of anonymity.He is also being questioned over a suspected drugs offence, the source said.French celebrity magazine Closer broke the news earlier Tuesday, saying the 24-year-old woman had met the star in a nightclub near the Champs-Elysees before agreeing to go back to his hotel suite.Le Figaro newspaper had reported earlier that Brown, who has a history of violence, was in the French capital attending shows during men’s fashion week.Brown was convicted in 2009 of beating fellow singer Rihanna, who was then his girlfriend and was forced to miss the Grammy Awards because of her injuries.In 2016, he was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon following a standoff with Los Angeles police, after a woman said he threatened her at his home.He also pleaded guilty to assaulting a fan in Washington in 2014 and was accused of violence by a woman in Las Vegas.Brown was discovered by record label scouts when he was a boy working at his father’s gas station in the US state of Virginia.First identified as a rapper, he then found success with his rich singing voice, but he has been in the news more often in recent years for his legal troubles. read more

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ALLU introduces worlds largest material processing bucket

first_imgContinuing development from its large ALLU M-Series material processing buckets for mining and process industries, released in 2014, ALLU Group recently launched the even larger ALLU G-Series bucket for very big carriers in material processing and mining. The goal with the new G-Series “is to streamline customer processes and provide an opportunity for cost savings and environmental benefits – both hot topics in the mining industry.” The first model released in the G-Series, is the 32 t, heavy ALLU G 4-32 F, with a payload of over 50 t, which is designed to be mounted on 300 t front shovel mining excavators.With the ALLU G 4-32 F, the excavator is used as a material processor, screening the ore of waste rock in mining cells at the same time that it loads the screened ore onto transport dump trucks. In many mining operations, the utilisation of this unique method makes it possible to leave the majority of waste rock found in the ore at its original location in the mining cell, without ever needing to transport the waste.“When the waste material or side rock can be left behind in the mining cell, in its original location, the operation realises great savings in fuel, transportation equipment wear/tear and equipment maintenance costs. The combination of the excavator and the ALLU G-Series bucket transforms the carrier machine into a truly mobile heavy processing machine. The method also creates environmental benefits through reduced transportation and processing of waste material at the surface.”Keeping the tough conditions presented in mining applications in mind, the 13 m3 G 4-32 F, weighing 32 t, is built using higest quality standards and materials. As with the ALLU M-Series, the ALLU G-Series is also equipped with the ALLU DARE data reporting system, which enables remote monitoring of the equipment condition and material processing performance via a mobile uplink.last_img read more

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