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Saudi Arabian Student at University of Wisconsin Beaten to Death Outside

Casablanca, Morocco — Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, died on Monday October 31st after being beaten to death outside a pizza shop by a 6ft tall white male. Al Nahdi was an international student studying business administration at the University of Wisconsin since 2015.According to NBC News, Alnahdi was attacked outside a restaurant called “Toppers Pizza” in Menomonie, Wisconsin at around 2 A.M. on Sunday. When the police arrived, they found Alnahdi bleeding from his mouth and nose, lying on the street. On Monday, Alnahdi died from the injuries he sustained during the attack. Witnesses told the police the attacker was a 6ft tall white male.  No arrests have been made so far, but the Menomonie Police Department released a statement on Monday saying that the case was being treated as a homicide and that investigators are looking for possible suspects. According to the Daily Mail UK, Alnahdi’s friends believe the attack may have been racially motivated. One of Alnahdi’s best friends and roommate, Tommy Hutson, says, “Everyone has cried themselves out at this point and we are trying to remember the good times.”In a statement, Houston’s Royal Consulate General of Saudi Arabia said that they “are in the process of appointing an attorney to help locate the attacker and to request the maximum punishment.This 24 year-old, self-sponsored student had decided to attend University of Wisconsin-Stout because he believed Menomonie is a safe town to live in. He had dreams of earning a degree to secure his future and support and family. We trust the authorities will find the offender, and we trust the American courts will ensure a just punishment.” The consulate is also trying to arrange transportation of his body back to his family in Saudi Arabia. read more

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Craigslist founder donates 15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. — The founder of Craigslist has become a major supporter of journalism, and he’s just donated $15 million more.Craig Newmark is giving $10 million to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and $5 million to the Poynter Institute in Florida. In both cases, the donations are to promote programs about ethics in the digital age.Newmark says is philanthropy has nothing to do with the perception Craigslist was harmful to journalism because the online classified ad site siphoned away a major revenue source for newspapers when it was launched in 1995.David Bauder, The Associated Press read more

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100yearold beef jerky company sold to Premium Brands by founding Oberto family

VANCOUVER — Premium Brands Holdings Corp. will expand its portfolio of specialty meats products with the acquisition of Seattle-based Oberto Sausage Company, a 100-year-old family-run business.Oberto produces beef jerky and other snack foods under various brands including Oberto and Cattleman’s Cut.The business was founded in 1918 by Constantino Oberto and later led by Constantino’s son Art Oberto, who still owns it, along with other family members.Art Oberto said in a joint statement issued by the two companies that it was a difficult decision to sell the family-owned and operated business but he has been impressed with other companies have done under the Premium Brands umbrella.The transaction, announced the Thursday, is expected to close within four to six weeks — subject to regulatory approvals.Premium didn’t disclose the price of Oberto alone but did say it’s spending a total of $237 million for it and an increased stake in Vancouver-based McLean Meats Inc., which makes preservative-free and organic processed meats.In conjunction with the acquisitions, a syndicate of underwriters has agreed to pay $150 million for about 1.3 million subscription receipts, issued by Premium, to be offered in Canada to investors. Each subscription receipt provides the right to receive one Premium Brand share, plus applicable dividend, once the Oberto deal closes.Companies in this story: (TSX:PBH) read more