Record Shark Tank investment sparks Australian coffee pod wars

Record Shark Tank investment sparks Australian coffee pod wars

Record Shark Tank investment sparks Australian coffee pod wars

The Tuesday night episode, Kane Bodiam, 36, has reached an agreement of 2.5 million for a 22.5 percent of his iCapsulate coffee company.

One of the exhibition judges and entrepreneur Andrew Banks has accepted the agreement after hearing a two-hour presentation at the company that claims to produce the first biodegradable coffee capsules Australia.

But the rest of the Australian coffee tableware industry opposed the iCapsulate boss, effectively saying that Mr. Bodiam jumped the shark.

In a joint letter, the leaders of the three largest Nespresso-compatible capsule makers in Australia have questioned statements made by Mr. Bodiam in the program.

The Director of Mad Coffee Caps Charlie Stillisano, CoffeeCaps Director Tony Rubenstein and Director of Podpac Toby Strong, also suggested that Network Ten could not do due diligence in the business of M. Bodiam.

“We think Kane made very questionable statements during Episode 3, and they deserve to know the facts,” they said.

His main concern centers on Mr. Bodiam’s request in the episode where he has entered into contracts with “the largest coffee companies in Australia and New Zealand.”
At the request of the potential investor, Naomi Simson, if “the main brands of coffee we know?” Mr. Bodiam replied “yes”.

“Our industry is small here in Australia with only four major manufacturers: Mad Coffee Capsules, CoffeeCaps, Podpac and iCapsulate.” The four of us have made significant investments in millions of dollars, but only three of us managed to win important contracts, Says the letter.
“Strange is Kane Bodiam from iCapsulate.”

Nespresso compatible brands currently available from Coles and Woolworths Woolworths include private label, private label Coles, Vittoria, grinders, Republic, Pod-a-licious, gold, Lavazza Café Royal.

However, according to the letter, none of them are manufactured by iCapsulate.
“In fact, we are not aware of a major retailer in Australia where a customer can buy iCapsulate packaged coffee capsules,” they wrote.

“What we are most concerned about is the apparent lack of due diligence performed by Shark Tank Australia before Andrew Banks reaches the largest case in Australia’s shark tank in history. We are led to believe that these are better Australian entrepreneurs, then they are surprised That can be so easy to convince.

“In our view, Andrew Banks was caught hook, line and platinum.”
The heads of three companies – in direct competition with iCapsulate – said the letter was motivated by the desire to ensure that “our industry is represented in the most professional manner.”

A spokesman for Endemol Shine Australia, the production company that produces Shark Tank, told news.com.au that “it performs a thorough inspection before our entrepreneurs enter the tank, and after the program, our sharks manage full checks Before checking to be finalized “.

The spokesman could not comment on the agreement between banks and Andrew Kane Bodiam was finalized.

Although the success of Shark Tank has the potential of Mr. Bodiam a family name and take his business to the next level, remains to see how iCapsulate benefit the capacity of the 2.5 million Banks and vision for business, provided That the agreement was approved.

 

Onus on Australia to take diplomatic initiative in protecting Antarctica

Onus on Australia to take diplomatic initiative in protecting Antarctica

Onus on Australia to take diplomatic initiative in protecting Antarctica

Onus on Australia to take diplomatic initiative in protecting Antarctica

Shortly before World Ocean Day and a special UN meeting to address the threats facing the oceans, US President Donald Trump announced that the country was withdrawing from the Paris agreement.

Here in Australia, there was a bipartisan welcome to take on the supposed commitment Malcolm Turnbull uphold Australia’s involvement in this very important environmental pact.

But Australia’s environmental diplomacy must be more than defense. Speaking about the commitment of French President Emmanuel Macron to “revive the planet” by a certain direction in the climatic action, Australia should also go to the front of the foot.

And where you can make a great contribution is in your own backyard – Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Antarctica and its surrounding seas are experiencing deep physical and ecological pressure due to climate change and ocean acidification.

Last week, scientists reported a major melting event on the surface of the Ross ice shelf in 2016 over an area of ​​800,000 km2, larger than Texas.

Aerial images of the division on the Larsen C ice shelf taken at the beginning of the year.
Antarctic ice shelves also then melt and begin to break and disintegrate.

The Larsen C ice shelf, a significant extension of the West Antarctic ice sheet, is the latest to show startling signs of collapse, with great failure to quickly “undo” most of the front ice shelf. The breeding of the platform is only a matter of time.

States that manage Antarctica and the Southern Ocean have powerful tools at hand to give them the best possible ecosystems opportunity to adapt to ongoing physical changes in Antarctica while governments worldwide are facing the climate crisis.

These tools include marine protected areas, where they are prohibited or restricted to protect ecosystems and fishing species. Science is clear that marine reserves can mitigate climate change and help ecosystems adapt to changes in temperature, chemistry and water movement.

AMP will help strengthen ecosystem resilience, provide shelters for marine species and can also protect carbon deposits or wells (‘blue carbon’).

In 2016, a stagnation of more than five years was broken when the AMP in the Ross Sea, the largest marine reserve in the world, was created by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Antarctic Marine Life.

CCAMLR is the international body established under the Antarctic Treaty system with a specific mandate to protect the ecosystem of the Southern Ocean.

Australia is right, a world leader in protecting the reputation of the Antarctic environment. However, our country needs to intensify its diplomacy, especially if it is to obtain the designation of the representative system for the marine protected areas of Eastern Antarctica, a joint initiative of Australia, France and the European Union.

The proposal was developed in 2010 on the basis of extensive scientific research. But since then, it has gained no consensus within CCAMLR. Successive revisions were made to the proposal to be acceptable to the parties to CCAMLR.

The MPA of Eastern Antarctica is already smaller than initially proposed, including three zones instead of seven. Also continue to deal, is the strength of the protections in the MPA.

Saints and Tigers in Maddie's Match, Eels shake the Storm, and more: Australia sportwatch – live!

Saints and Tigers in Maddie’s Match, Eels shake the Storm, and more: Australia sportwatch – live!

 

Summary today

And that, as they say when they are very obvious, right? We started the day with the Hawks, climbing a tie with the Greater Western Sydney after losing 13 points with just minutes to go.

It’s unlikely, fun, really stupid. This design goal was one of the most dangerous, most unlikely, accidental scores. But there he was. Two draws in two weeks for GWS, after last week with Geelong, something no club has achieved since Carlton in 1921.

That was the closest things are going to spend the day in the AFL. Essendon comfortably prevailed in Collingwood, Sydney broke the Gold Coast, St Kilda broke Richmond, Geelong broke the lions.

The rugby union gave us our other draw, with others sharing the Lions game and the series with the All Blacks. Awesome them. While in the rugby league, the Panthers and Sea Eagles had a fairly tight game, while the eels have sealed a victory over the storm.

The storm is still a clear game at the top, however, and a clear Manly fourth game. Eels make it to the seventh, the Panthers are a game in the eighth.

In the AFL, the swans are up to seventh position, but the west coast or Melbourne could repel. Richmond remains fourth, fifth St Kilda as a percentage – Saints do not have enough earned enough to drop this deficit.

But it is at 1.3%. Puerto could also skip both sides with a win tomorrow. Geelong is a game and a third clear half, passing the first two by two points. But they passed Hawthorn next week. Brisbane is still past.

We will return tomorrow, another in the afternoon when exercising too much sport is barely adequate. And now, goodbye.
Geelong has reached the highest score of the season with the last goal, and would have appreciated the starting stroke. A bit like Gold Coast to Sydney, lions grabbed there during the first quarter, but could not keep up the pace once the foot was broken.

Hawkins hit 4 while Parsons Blicavs and Danger all have launched 3. Mitch Duncan also had 38 Stats and have had 3 Brownlow votes if his partner was not stolen. Lachie Henderson had 27 rebounds off the defense.

For the lions, Zorko nailed four goals and 36 keys, Bastinac 3 goals.

The closing image of the night is presided over by Tom Lonergan after his 200th game, with Duncan for his 150th.

Goals for Dangerfield! Yes, in the plural. Take two in the last two minutes to finish the night with three to his name. He moves forward to mark the passage of Buzza, then returns to Mark instead of Mackie. The launch of both. Goals, not teammates.

Australia must protect high-speed rail corridor on east coast, government told

Australia must protect high-speed rail corridor on east coast, government told

Australia must protect high-speed rail corridor on east coast, government told

Australia to protect a high-speed rail corridor along the east coast before being usurped by urban sprawl, warns consultant to the country’s infrastructure.

Demanding measures to protect vital corridors, including the introduction of a national framework, Infrastructure Australia describes railways as the most urgent priority.

“This critical corridor is facing immediate pressure because of its proximity to major population centers and should be a major focus for the NSW governments, Victoria and the federal government,” said Friday President Mark Birrell.
“A coordinated approach involving joint governance arrangements to monitor land acquisition, joint financing commitments, and the joint agreement on the use of land management measures will keep governments both at the task level Urgent. ”

Australia’s infrastructure has established seven corridors as national priorities, the protection estimate and accelerated consolidation would reduce taxpayers 10.8 billion.

“Infrastructure corridors of strategic importance should be preserved in their planning in advance to avoid cost overruns, delays and inconvenience to the community during the project execution phase,” Birrell said.

“If we protect infrastructure corridors, we will reduce project costs and above will minimize the need for underground tunnels, where the costs to the government and therefore the taxpayers can be up to 10 times higher.”

Federal Minister of Infrastructure Darren Chester said that the protection and acquisition of corridors fell mainly states and territories.

“The coalition government is working with states to ensure that a long-term plan is in place to protect all future corridors of future rail corridors,” his office said. “However, any high-speed railway potential between our capitals is far in the future.”

The government concentrated instead on rapid rail connections between capitals and large regional centers.

The Director-General of the Business Council, Jennifer Westacott, said the Infrastructure Australia report showed “significant benefits” of reserve land.

“This report shows that if governments have the vision to plan for future and reserve corridors for future use of infrastructure, they can make huge savings when these infrastructure projects are ultimately deployed,” Westacott said in a statement.

“It is often best to keep our options open, so projects that might not be viable today could still be delivered over time. Doing nothing can lead to insurmountable constraints or increased costs.”

Tesla to build world's biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Tesla to build world’s biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Tesla to build world’s biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Tesla’s billionaire founder Elon Musk will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to store renewable energy in South Australia in collaboration with Neoen, the French energy.

129MWh battery combined with a wind farm, is designed to improve the safety of electric power supply in South Australia.

On Friday, state PM Jay Weatherill confirmed the deal, which is a key element of the government’s $ 550 million energy plan.

The state government said musk confirmed its promise made on Twitter in March that it could deliver the battery within 100 days of signing the contract or that it would be delivered free.

Romain Desrousseaux, deputy general manager of Neoen, said that 129MWh, South Ion-lithium-ion become the largest in the world. The battery will be built near Jamestown in the middle of northern state, and will be paired to Hornsdale Neoen wind farm to ensure the stability of renewable energy in the network.

Muscle to the press in Adelaide on Friday that the project was not without technical difficulties, as it would be the largest installation of batteries in the world “by a significant margin.”

“When you do something three times bigger, it always works? We think this will be possible, but there is a certain risk,” he said. “We have confidence in our technology and system design.”

It was envisaged that this would help to stabilize the network and reduce prices for consumers.

“Basically, you can charge the batteries when you have an excess of energy when the cost of production is very low … and then discharge it when the cost of energy production is high, which effectively reduces the average cost for the end customer” , Said musk. “This is a fundamental improvement in the efficiency of the network.”

Muscle said a failure to deliver the project on time would cost the group about $ 50 million, although contract details were not revealed.

The battery is an essential part of the $ 550 million energy plan by the state government established after the state’s failure last year. Weatherill said, “I am very pleased to select Neoen and Tesla, whose expertise and global leadership in energy and renewable energy helps South Australia to take charge of its energy future.”

“The storage of the battery is the future of our national energy market and the eyes of the world follow our steps in this space.

“This historic agreement is more sustainable Tesla energy generator in South Australia, but will also have significant economic benefits.”

Repeated failures in SA since September have provoked a political fight over energy policy, accusing the failures of the federal government in the use of renewable technologies.

Following the most recent power outage in early February, the Australian energy market operator said there were many factors, including higher-than-expected demand.

Storing the battery through the network could help equalize price spikes, avoid power outages, and improve network reliability.

Tesla has recently completed the installation of an 80MWh battery battery grid in Southern California in just 90 days, expected at a cost of $ 100 million.

Tim Flannery, the Climate Council, said that South Australia was responsible for Australia’s transition to renewable energy technologies and storage.

“South Australia is addressing climate change and should be commended for its innovation and leadership because it transforms our energy system into clean, affordable, efficient and secure,” said Flannery.

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: ASTRONOMER EXPLAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUGUST EVENT

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: ASTRONOMER EXPLAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUGUST EVENT

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: ASTRONOMER EXPLAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUGUST EVENT

The first total solar eclipse moves from the west coast to the east coast in almost a century sees parts of the United States in the dark during the day of August 21.

With just a month, Newsweek spoke with Jay Pasachoff, an American astronomy field teacher at Williams University, about the eclipse of what is happening in the day and what we can learn from the coast event.

What is a total solar eclipse?

For an astronomer, it is a fantastic opportunity to get data on the sun that is not otherwise available.

To the general public, it is a fantastic and awake experience when it suddenly becomes darker a thousand times in a few seconds in the middle of the day. Many people call the best experience I’ve ever had, even “evolution of life.”
During a total eclipse, when the moon blocks the solar photosphere (the sun every day, the sphere from which Greek images meaning, light, comes), the blue sky disappears and you can see the light outside the Sun, which It is usually too small to be seen.

Are they rare events?

The total eclipses are visible from a narrow road one hundred miles wide and thousands of miles every 18 months. So they are not so rare if you are willing to travel. But if you wait for a place after seeing a total eclipse, on average you have to wait about 350 years for it to show a second total eclipse.

Why is the solar eclipse of August 21 special?

This is the first total solar eclipse in 99 years that the trajectory of the whole crosses the continental part of the west coast of the United States to the east coast. This is the first total solar eclipse that surpasses that of the United States and any other country.
If you are in the group all, you will see (if you look through special “sunscreens” that obscure the sun around 100,000), the moon gradually covers the sun for about 75 minutes, then everything beautiful And then discovered for another 75 min.

How will people be in the path of the eclipse?

At the beginning of all, the increasing balance of the discovery of the sun trigger, and bright spots (‘Baily Pearls’) will shine through the valleys along the Moon.

The latest cable is so bright compared to everything in the sky that is called the “diamond ring” effect with the inner solar crown ring as the band.

Everything will be good for a maximum of two minutes and 40 seconds, depending on where you are in the path of the whole; The crown is visible and the sky will darken around the Sun, with a reddish horizon around it. Then the diamond ring and Baily ball appear in reverse.

LHC Physicists Unveil a Charming New Particle

LHC Physicists Unveil a Charming New Particle

LHC Physicists Unveil a Charming New Particle

Physicists using the experience of the Large Beauty Hatcher Collider (LHCb) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, have discovered a new type of heavy particles, they announced this week at a conference in Venice.

The particle, known as Xi-cc ++ (pronounced “ksi-CC plus-plus”), consisted of three small elementary particles called quark, in particular a “high” quark lighter than those found in protons and neutrons and two “Charm” quarks, which are the heaviest and most exotic variety.

(The terms “high” and “charm” are two of the six physical ‘models’ assigned to the quarks of masses and particles of varying charges).

The standard model of particle physics predicts Xi-DC ++ and many other possible particles with various configurations of the six known quarks flavors. But so far, such “doubly Haunted” particles had escaped conclusive detection.

Other studies of the new particle – and other members of the doubly enchanted particle family – could either strengthen the standard model or lead to new opportunities in particle physics.

Anyway, the new particle could be a tool to unlock a deeper understanding of the fundamental “strong” force that binds quarks together to form protons and neutrons, which in turn form atoms, planets, stars, galaxies, and people.
Any particles made from quarks are called hadrons. The world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (LHC), these particles flow together in search of new particles and interactions.

The hadrons are divided into two large families: mesons, exotic particles with a quark and an antiquark; And baryons, particles composed of three quarks. The new Xi-cc of particles ++ is a baryone.

But because of its doubly enchanting character, it is almost four times heavier than the most well-known baryons, such as protons and neutrons, which are composed entirely of light quarks instead of heavy ones.

“Finding a doubly heavy quark baryon is of great interest as it will provide a unique tool to delve into QCD quantum chromodynamics [] – the theory that describes strong force, one of the four fundamental forces,” spokesman LHCb spokesman Giovanni Passaleva Said in a statement. “Such particles will help us improve the predictive power of our theories.”

Quark quill quills in protons and neutrons glide evenly around each other at almost the speed of light, which makes them very difficult to study. In a particle Xi-cc ++, the only high-speed quark light to beat around the heavier and slower heavy quark pair, creating an easier situation for doctors to investigate.

The situation, according to former LHCb spokesman and physicist Guy Wilkinson of Oxford University, is more or less analogous to a planetary system in which the light quark like a planet in orbit around a little star of massive stars.

Directed by Glasgow University physicist Patrick Spradlin, the LHCb team found evidence of more than 300 new particles in the data collected last year by experience, devastating their signals from a dense forest more common particles produced by proton collisions Of high energy in LHC.

Specifically, they sought a revealing particle “daughter” distribution, including other baryons and exotic kaone particles and pions produced by the decomposition of short X-DC ++ particles.

Observed distributions not only show that LHC collisions produce X-DC ++ particles, but they also highlight the other demands of other researchers investigators

Mars may be more toxic to life than we thought

Mars may be more toxic to life than we thought

Mars may be more toxic to life than we thought

Life on Mars … does it exist? According to the date on which the past came with the news of the red planet, we could probably be convinced anyway.

As we discovered more and more of the composition and dynamics of the planet Mars, it was not so much an emotion and disappointment with the likelihood that organic life could consume the planet.

The pendulum has returned to the ‘no’ side today with the publication of a study examining how a special type of salt on Mars interacts with ultraviolet radiation there.

Mars soil is surrounded perchlorates, an ion composed of a chlorine atom and four oxygen atoms and binds to a number of different elements to form various compounds.

It is classified as a salt, and is initially caused to hold between alien minds, as it significantly reduces the freezing point of the water, which means that the liquid H20 could exist on the surface. It can also be used to produce rocket fuel and oxygen, another advantage for future settlers.

Salt march

It turns out that these perchlorates are actually very toxic to life when they bathe in the UV light that bites Mars. Center for Astrobiology UK researchers at the University of Edinburgh have discovered a strain of bacteria commonly found in a spacecraft at levels of perchlorate and UV light found on the red planet and found that almost everyone died within a minute .

They treated this with several different types of perchlorate, and found similar results every time. By adding additional environmental factors found on Mars, such as low temperatures, additional minerals found on Mars and lack of oxygen have also failed to keep the bacteria alive.

This was a bit surprising to researchers because the strain of bacteria used, Bacillus subtilis, belongs to a genus that works well in the presence of perchlorates, as confirmed by studies of microbes in the terrestrial environment. These results were initially good news for researchers seeking extraterrestrial life, as they suggest that some life forms could survive in similar Martian conditions.

It takes more than salt

There are more on Mars than just the ground, and when Edinburgh researchers have added some other factors similar to those of Mars – UV in particular – the bacteria is dead in no time.

They believe it happens because ultraviolet light separates perchlorate molecules into reactive ions that wreak havoc on living cells. This hypothesis was supported by the observation that low temperatures, which slow chemical reactions, prolonged the life of the bacteria in perchlorate but still resulted in their deaths.

If they can not survive there, this greatly reduces the chances of finding life on Mars – a life-like organisms on Earth at least. The researchers published their findings Thursday in Scientific Reports Nature.

Although it is a stroke of luck to find life on Mars, there is at least an increase of the news: NASA regularly worried about the possibility of contaminating other planets with terrestrial bacteria, even going up to crash sensors in Saturn so that they do not collide with The moons of the planet.

If Mars is so hostile to bacteria they can not even take a minute Our fears of surface contamination could be solved.

The Gravest Dangers of Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

The Gravest Dangers of Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission

The Gravest Dangers of Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission

For a committee that claims to be serious to ensure the integrity of the election, “Presidential Presidential Advisory Commission” President Donald Trump on electoral integrity is overflowing.

Last week, the commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, sent a letter to the country’s electoral authorities in search of sensitive personal information of voters, including names, addresses , Numbers from the last four voters social security numbers, information on the elections in which people voted since 2006 and information on serious convictions, as well as answers to a number of open questions. All this information must be provided in just two weeks.

The responses of states are faced with this varying alarming demand. Some are examining the Commission’s letter. Others refused to provide information about electors protected by their state laws. Others have always rejected the Commission’s request.

The Secretaries of State of both parties have expressed their inability to transmit information requested by Kobach. The Mississippi Secretary of State – a Republican – said the commission could “jump in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, also a Republican, said he could not “consciously” post-election data sensitive to a “willingness to hurry.” And in a strange twist, even Kobach said that his own state could not share information.

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State officials refuse to give out privileged personal information and fill out long questionnaires legitimately place the laws, resources, and citizens of their states beforehand in a strong mandate from a group of questionable motives and methods.

The panel – created to strengthen the baseless statement that Trump 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in 2016 – has done nothing to alleviate concern that this is not a false mission investigation. Alternatively, excavation in the absence of Evidence of fraud to impose stricter federal voting laws that could prevent eligible voters.

A spokesman for the vice president confirmed that the commission intended to compare the data that receives the names of other federal databases.

This is a problem because we have seen that with bad methods, comparing databases incorrectly can lead to important reports of people registered in two places or people allegedly unregistered citizens (this is what happened with similar efforts in The past, including across-state Kobach Crusade led). These inflated figures can become the justification for unnecessarily strict voting restrictions.

A look at the composition of the commission revealed that ultimately they could undermine, not reinforce public confidence in our choices. It includes supporters of the nation’s most difficult voting restrictions and, despite bipartisan claims, is chaired by two members of the same political party.

However, the last constituencies were presided over by respected lawyers for President Obama and Mitt Romney, and former President Jimmy Carter and Republican Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

Man who held hostages at Atlanta-area bank killed, police say

Man who held hostages at Atlanta-area bank killed, police say

Man who held hostages at Atlanta-area bank killed, police say

Atlanta (CNN) – A man who said he had a bomb when he held two hostages at a bank in the Atlanta area was killed, authorities announced Friday.

The Georgia Office of Investigation identified the suspect as Brian Easley, 33.

Easley had entered the Wells Fargo bank branch near Marietta and told the negotiators by telephone that he had a bomb in a backpack, said Michael Registrar, the Cobb County Chief of Police.

He did not try to rob the bank, said Registry, but claims that he is a military veteran and wanted complaints with “military entities”. Registry did not specify the complaints.
Clients were allowed out but Easley selected two employees as hostages, public information officer D. L., Pierce said.

WAGA reported that a SWAT armored vehicle drove to the bank gate around noon and agents entered and released the hostages. Around 10 shots were heard after the hostages escaped, WAGA said.

Pierce has characterized human death as a shot involving an officer.
“(The death of the suspect) is not something we want to happen, but unfortunately for the preservation of life, sometimes it becomes necessary,” he said.

After the man died, the backpack was taken to another place and destroyed. Police did not say if there was a bomb in the backpack.
Police were called to the area around 9:30 am by a man who has “made general threats,” said Cobb County Police spokeswoman Alicia Chilton. Registry said the man had complaints about “military entities”.

Easley said he had a bomb and said it was containing at least two people in the building, said FBI spokesman Steve Emmett. The man described his “bomb” to have enough explosive strength to give us a concern not only for the construction, but also for its surroundings, “said Registro.

Police arrived outside the bank, which is located on Windy Hill Road, northwest of Atlanta, and several nearby highways were closed.

Later, a man claiming to be the abductor calls affiliate WSB-TV CNN.
He went to one of the stations editors missions for more than 30 minutes, saying he was a homeless veteran who completed two times in Iraq with a supply company and had no money to buy food, WSB said.

There were conflicting reports of how the incident ended.
Shortly after noon, Cobb County Police spokesman Pierce said all those who had been in the bank with the man were released unharmed.

The suspect remained inside, and police were trying to determine what was happening in the bank, Pierce said.
But Record said the police chief Friday before police had entered the building to try to save two hostages, which resulted in the death of the suspect.
“We felt it was an opportunity for the two hostages, and we certainly took advantage of this opportunity … depending on the danger that we think they were,” said Registro.

When Registrar announced the suspect’s death at around 1:45 pm ET, he said the nearby buildings were still blocked because investigators were trying to determine if there was a bomb in the bank.

A nearby restaurant Chick-fil-A was one of the establishments closed because of the situation in the bank, said the manager of Hailey Vines.