Monday, November 30, 2015
Sales at US brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were down slightly from last year, but the performance was still seen as strong in a holiday shopping season where discounts spread well beyond the weekend and many shoppers moved to the web.
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Appeal for leniency
Much has been said and heard from those from outside the church, and those who have left. This letter comes from those of us who have stayed, who are still attending City Harvest Church.
Although the court has ruled that monies from the church and its building fun have been misappropriated, while many of us have given to over the years, we have no wish to see any one of them go through a jail term. And while we, as individuals on our own have much to reflect upon and are coming to our own conclusions based on the trial and findings, we do find common ground in one matter - not one of us want any of the six to go to jail for what they did.
As a charity organisation, we believe in the spirit of charity - to serve and to give, with no strings attached, so that another life may be touched and helped. As Christians, and as a church, we believe in redemption, which leads to restoration.
It pains us deeply to see each of them having to go through the last five years. It pains us more, to know that now they face jail terms.
Sir, we are the one who have given, through tithes, offerings and building funds. We are still here. And so are Poster Kong Hee, Pastor Tan Ye Peng, John Lam, Serina Wee and Sharon Tan. Throughout these past five years, we see them still attending church. Still helping out. Still serving. We see them stand and worship God every weekend, many times with tears streaming down their faces.
In this whole matter, we believe they wanted to fulfill the Crossover mission and in their zeal, they overstepped certain boundaries.
We sincerely ask for leniency on their sentencing. For the sake of their young children, we appeal for them to be spared jail terms.
Executive Members (Voting Members)
Total: 173 signatures"
Founder and senior pastor of City Harvest Church Kong Hee has been sentenced to eight years. Co-accused Tan Ye Peng has been sentenced to five years six months while John Lam has been sentenced to three years. Sharon Tan received a lighter sentence of 21 months. Chew Eng Han has been sentenced to six years while Serina Wee will be jailed five years.
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President Hollande announced on TV and radio that a state of emergency would be declared. "France must be strong in the face of terrorism," he said. "Terrorist attacks are taking place in Paris. It's a horror, We have mobilised all possible forces."
A police source said gun attacks had taken place at six different locations in Paris, as well as the grenade attack at the Stade de France (stadium). French media reported as many as 40 dead, with 60 "extremely urgent" casualties rushed to hospitals. At least one ongoing hostage situation, possibly several, police said.