‘Limited sops make scrappage policy for vehicles unattractive’

‘What happens next?’ Seeking answers on guns, race, NFL following mass shooting by former player

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Rev. Dr. Carlton Brown stood behind the casket.

He looked out at the crowd gathered for the funeral of Phillip Adams, who played in the NFL for six seasons and was a beloved son, brother,  father and now a killer, too.

“What matters most,’’ Brown told the crowd, “is what happens next.’’

Two police cars sat parked outside the Robinson Funeral Home as Brown delivered the eulogy.

Monique Ramseur, manager of the funeral home, said she felt there was no choice but to enlist the help of law enforcement given the circumstances.

Adams killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting to death six people April 7 less than a mile away from his house.

Among the victims were a 9-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother, and Ramseur said she feared retaliation during the funeral — in part because Adams is Black and all of the victims were white.

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2021 NFL draft: Safety rankings led by TCU’s Trevon Moehrig

Prospect rankings by position:QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | Edge | DT | ILB | CB 

The 2021 NFL draft will occur across downtown Cleveland locations that include FirstEnergy Stadium (home of the Browns), the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a select number of prospects will take the stage.

The first round will be held on Thursday, April 29. Rounds 2-3 will take place on Friday, April 30. Rounds 4-7 will be held Saturday, May 1. The draft will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network.

USA TODAY Network NFL reporters break down the draft position-by-position. Here are the top free and strong safety prospects:

1. Trevon Moehrig, TCU (FS) 

Pros: Length plays well. At his best in deep zones, showing outstanding range and ball skills. Quick at diagnosing and balancing route combinations; fluid transitions put him in good position.

Cons: While run support has improved, he still shows inconsistency with angles and tackling. As a result he will lunge at times and barely make the tackle or miss.

Feds search Giuliani apartment in Ukraine investigation

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Federal investigators have executed a search warrant on former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, seizing electronic devices, sources confirmed to Fox News.

The raid on Giuliani, which was first reported by the New York Times, comes as federal authorities were investigating whether he violated the law by lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials in 2019. Giuliani has served as Trump’s personal attorney on a number of high-profile matters.

The FBI told Fox News that they have no comment on the matter, and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York has declined to comment as well. Fox News has learned that several devices were seized.

This is a developing story.

Fox News’ Marta Dhanis and David Spunt contributed to this report.

‘Limited sops make scrappage policy for vehicles unattractive’

‘Potential benefit is far less than resale value for small cars’

Limited incentives and poor cost economics for trucks in the Vehicle Scrappage Policy, coupled with lack of addressable volumes for other segments is unlikely to drive freight transporters to replace their old vehicles with new ones, a report said on Wednesday.

Though the scrappage volume of buses, PVs and two-wheelers is expected to be limited as well, the policy’s impact on new commercial vehicle (CV) sales could be sizeable, based on addressable volume, ratings agency Crisil Research said in its report.

The policy proposes to de-register vehicles that fail fitness tests or are unable to renew registrations after 15-20 years of use.

According to Crisil, many buses owned by state transport undertakings will have a life of more than 15 years. In comparison, buses operated for intercity, staff, school and tourist segments typically do not have a life beyond 15 years, and would thus be outside the ambit of the scrappage policy.

As for passenger vehicles, renewal of registration fees is proposed to be increased from ₹600 to ₹5,000 (valid for five years) for PVs older than 15 years, which is a more than eightfold increase.

The potential benefit from scrapping a 15-year-old, entry-level small car will be ₹70,000, whereas its resale value is around ₹95,000. That makes scrapping unattractive, Crisil said in the report.