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China's furniture sector records steady growth******
BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's furniture sector registered steady growth in the first eight months of the year, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed.
During the period, the industry's operating revenue increased 21.3 percent year on year to 494.04 billion yuan (about 76.7 billion U.S. dollars), according to the ministry.
The combined profits reached 25.83 billion yuan during the period, up 27 percent from a year earlier, the ministry said.
In the first eight months, a total of 706.64 million items of furniture were produced, up 22.2 percent year on year, according to the data. Enditem
Mainz shock struggling Augsburg 4******
BERLIN, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Mainz showed no mercy with Augsburg and paved the way for the win with three goals within 26 minutes to secure all three points on home soil at the opener of the 9th round in Bundesliga on Friday.
The hosts wasted no time and took the reins with the kick-off as Jonathan Burkardt forced Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz into action with only two minutes gone.
Mainz completed their perfect start into the game with 10 minutes played when Karim Onisiwo benefitted on Robert Gumny's missed clearance before tapping the ball past hapless Giekiewicz.
Augsburg was shocked and couldn't respond whereas Mainz poured forward and doubled its advantage five minutes later when Burkardt's good build-up work and pass allowed Stefan Bell to slot home right footed from inside the box.
The "Fuggerstadter" couldn't put up some resistance and had to swallow another goal from Mainz as Onisiwo's pinpoint cross to the far point found Burkardt, who made it three by header in the 26th minute.
Mainz continued relentless and should have made it four ten minutes later but for all that unmarked Onisiwo couldn't beat Giekiewicz from very close range.
Just before the half time, Giekiewicz prevented a higher deficit for his squad again after neutralizing Burkardt's dangerous ball from inside the area.
After the restart, Augsburg assumed control as Mainz seemed content with its three-goal lead. Still, the visitors had to wait until the 69th minute before Andi Zeqiri finished off Andre Hahn's through ball to make it 3-1 on the scoreboards.
It was a short-lived joy for Augsburg though as Mainz remained unimpressed and restored its three-goal lead only two minutes later when Onisiwo teed up for Burkardt, who snatched his brace and killed the game in the 71st minute.
With the result, Mainz return to winning ways and secure and climb on the 6th spot meanwhile Augsburg suffered its 5th defeat and stay on the 16th place.
"I am satisfied with the performance in the first half. After the break we eased off for good 20 minutes. I did not like that, but I saw a lot of positive things today," said Mainz head coach Bo Svensson.
"What can I say. We staged a poor performance and Mainz dominated us. They are not Bayern, but they still did what they wanted with us. If we continue to play like this, we will relegate, and every team member needs to know this" said Augsburg goalkeeper Gikiewicz.
The following fixtures are scheduled for Saturday: Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich host Hoffenheim, Arminia Bielefeld encounter runner-up Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg clash with Freiburg, Leipzig see newly promoted Greuther Furth and Hertha Berlin face Borussia Monchengladbach. Enditem
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US school shooter's parents charged with manslaughter, wanted by police******
This combination of photographs released by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office in Michigan on December 3, 2021, shows James and Jennifer Crumbley of Oxford.。
The parents of a 15-year-old who shot dead four students at a US high school with a gun bought by his father were preparing on Friday to turn themselves in to authorities after being charged with involuntary manslaughter, their lawyers said.。
The whereabouts of James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley, remained unknown on Friday, prompting authorities in Oakland County, Michigan, to consider them fugitives.。
But the Crumbley's lawyers Shannon Smith and Mariell Lehman told AFP that after leaving town on the night of the shooting "for their own safety," the parents "are returning to the area to be arraigned."
Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald, in a rare move by law enforcement, had announced that each of the parents face four counts of involuntary manslaughter.。
"These charges are intended to hold the individuals who contributed to this tragedy accountable and also send the message that gun owners have a responsibility," McDonald said at a press conference.。
"While the shooter was the one who entered the high school and pulled the trigger, there are other individuals who contributed to the events on November 30 and it's my intention to hold them accountable as well," she said.。
A law enforcement official told CNN that the parents withdrew US$4,000 from a money machine near Oxford on Friday, heightening the mystery over their disappearance.。
But County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said he expected them in custody soon. "They cannot run from their part in this tragedy."
Four students, aged 14 to 17, were killed in the shooting at Oxford High School north of Detroit and six more were wounded, along with a teacher.。
Ethan Crumbley has been charged as an adult with state murder and terror charges.。
While school shootings carried out by teens occur frequently in the United States, it is unusual for parents to face charges.。
Four days before the shooting, James Crumbley bought the 9mm Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun used by his son.。
Ethan was with his father at the time of the purchase at a local firearms store and the teen posted a picture of the gun on his Instagram account, writing "just got my new beauty today" along with a heart emoji.。
According to police, Ethan Crumbley recorded a video on his cell phone the night before the attack saying he was planning a shooting at the school the next day, but it was not posted online.。
That same day, a teacher at the school had observed Ethan Crumbley searching for ammunition on his cell phone during class and reported it to school officials.。
His mother was contacted by the school but did not respond to voice-mail or e-mail messages.。
McDonald said Jennifer Crumbley did exchange a text message about the incident with her son that day, writing: "lol I'm not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught."
'Don't do it'
The parents were summoned to the school on the day of the shooting itself after a teacher was "alarmed" by a note she found on Ethan Crumbley's desk, McDonald said.。
It featured a drawing of a gun and the words "The thoughts won't stop. Help me."
It also had a picture of a bullet, a person who had been shot and the words "my life is useless" and "the world is dead," she said.。
The parents were shown the drawing at a meeting with school officials and advised that they needed to get the boy into counselling within 48 hours.。
McDonald said they resisted taking their son home and he returned to class. He later entered a bathroom, emerged with the gun, which he had concealed in his backpack, and opened fire.。
"The notion that a parent could read those words and also know that their son had access to a deadly weapon that they gave him is unconscionable and I think it's criminal," McDonald said.。
"I am angry," she said. "I'm angry as a mother. I'm angry as the prosecutor. I'm angry as a person that lives in this county.。
"We need to do better in this country," she said. "We need to say enough is enough for our kids, our teachers, parents, for all of us in this community and the communities across this nation."
Ethan Crumbley fired off at least 30 rounds, reloading as fellow students fled.。
Students and teachers barricaded themselves in classrooms, as they had been taught to do in drills, and some escaped through windows.。
McDonald said Jennifer Crumbley, when she heard about the shooting, had texted her son, saying, "Ethan don't do it."
James Crumbley drove home and called the emergency line 911 to report that a gun was missing from his house and that he believed his son may be the shooter, McDonald said.。