New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd ( 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Associated Commercial Company Limited ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgAssociated Commercial Company Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Associated Commercial Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Commercial Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Commercial Company Limited (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAssociated Commercial Company Limited specialises in motor vehicles, motor spares and accessories. Headquartered in in Port Louis, Mauritius, the company imports, markets, sells and offers motor vehicle services that include repairs and the sale of motor spares. Associated Commercial Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Fund manager says gold price can double. Here’s how I’d invest

first_img Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Manika Premsingh | Monday, 20th July, 2020 | More on: CEY Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Fund manager says gold price can double. Here’s how I’d invest See all posts by Manika Premsinghcenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The price of gold has had a great run recently. It’s up 27% in a year. But fund manager Diego Parrilla, of the Spanish Quadriga Asset Managers, believes there’s more upside in store, according to a Bloomberg report. Parilla’s $450m fund, with at least half its investments in gold and other precious metals, has seen a 47% return this year.  Gold price has more upsideGold is a popular investment in times of economic slowdown. As doomsday thinking takes over and we are unsure of all other investment options, we are likely to buy gold. I don’t think a systemic collapse, which will hold gold in best stead of all assets, is likely. But gold can still be a good hedge during stock market crashes. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Ideally, I think the best time to buy gold is during economic booms, when the performance of other financial instruments takes the shine off the yellow metal. But if Parrilla’s views are to be believed, even right now can be a good time. According to him, the gold price could double in the next three to five years. I think holding a small percentage of your investment portfolio in gold maybe an idea to consider in any case. And if you are risk averse or are convinced of its merit, buying even more maybe a good idea too.Investing optionsThere’s more than one way to buy gold. The most obvious is to hold gold in its physical form as gold bars. Another option is to hold it via one of the multiple exchange-traded funds (ETF) based on gold.A third way of buying exposure to gold is through FTSE stocks. Consider the FTSE gold miner, Centamin Mining (LSE: CEY), whose recent results are encouraging. Both gold production and gold sales have increased by double digits from last year. After seeing falling revenues in three of the last four years, I think the latest numbers bode well for CEY in 2020. Cyclicality in the gold price and performance can’t be ruled out, of course, since gold demand is expected to rise in recessions. This means that gold demand can remain muted in good years. We don’t know how long this recession will last, though. If the economy continues to remain weak or even uncertain, gold prices can remain elevated, as Parrilla suggests. The Covid-19 threat hasn’t receded completely either. Geo-political tensions are also underway. If the UK does decide to proceed with the no-deal Brexit, it could result in much uncertainty. The US and China haven’t seen eye-to-eye in a while. And stress between the two may well escalate over time, further impacting economic growth and possibly creating another stock market crash.The takeawayAs a result, the gold price and the Centamin Mining share price will be impacted. The CEY share price is trading at all-time highs right now. Further, it offers a dividend yield of 5.2%. For those of us who are particularly risk averse, this is a stock to consider. But it’s worth bearing in mind, that with improvement in economic conditions, it can come off fast too.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Bethlehem accepting nominations for bishop

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls House of Bishops Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bethlehem accepting nominations for bishop Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img [Diocese of Bethlehem] The search committee for the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem is now accepting nominations. Information about the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem and the process for nominations can be found here.The person elected will succeed the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, who was elected provisional bishop in 2014. Rowe is also bishop of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania.The deadline for nominations is Sept. 11 and the deadline for applications is Sept. 18. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Posted Aug 7, 2017 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Elections, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img March 22, 2018 at 10:07 am Please enter your name here Mama Mia Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 3/17/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending March 17th shows four burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.No burglaries were reported at businesses.Two burglaries were reported at residences in the 1000 BLOCK of LUCERNE WAY, and the 1800 BLOCK of GRASMERE DR.Two vehicle burglaries were reported in the 3500 BLOCK of PELOCK DR (two incidents reported).Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business2 – Residential2 – Vehicle Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Down this week, way down. Very good. I have been reading about the 1000’s of vehicles being broken into in the Altamonte, Maitland, and other sections of the Orlando area radius.center_img TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleFarmworker Association of Florida joins National Poison Prevention WeekNext articlePlanning Commission votes unanimously to approve New Errol project Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

The Chapel House / Ignacio Hornillos

first_imgSave this picture!© Fernando Alda+ 36Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily Year:  CopyHouses•Madrid, Spain The Chapel House / Ignacio Hornillos 2018 Houses The Chapel House / Ignacio HornillosSave this projectSaveThe Chapel House / Ignacio Hornillos Photographs Spaincenter_img Architects: Ignacio Hornillos Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Fernando AldaCollaborators:Manuel Torrejón, Alberto GarcíaConstruction:Vistto Estudio S.L.Wood Carpentry:La Burra, Weco WindowsLocksmithing:CemafeCity:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando AldaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The Chapel House responds to the particular needs of the clients. It is a marriage with 9 children and who have a strong religious feeling. The result seeks harmony with the existing home by introducing 4 objects that generate a spatial and functional change through 4 architectural operations. Attach = Pavilion; Insert = Main bedroom; Sift = Porch; Excavate = ChapelSave this picture!© Fernando AldaThe new pavilion is located in the footprint of an old garage construction. The use change and an elongated and rhythmic volume, build with a cozy interior, link the pool with the garden. The curved wall invites you to discover the back house and a 6 meters large wood window gives light and serves at the same time as a facade for the large pines who are in the existing plot. From this volume, there is a lower and narrower subpavilion, parallel to the main house, which hides the necessary uses to store bicycles and make barbecues on sunny days. Save this picture!© Fernando AldaSave this picture!Main PlanSave this picture!© Fernando AldaDue to the large family that they form, an order from the clients was to be able to insert a mini-apartment for them into the home. It is a new open and tidy room. The materials are in line with the reform and the new bedroom aim to be an oasis of intimacy from the bustle of 9 children. The bathroom is integrated through the use of oak wood lattices that characterize the space without losing privacy. The use of the pool changes completely through a space in shade and a new pavement. In front of the pavilion and on the other side of the pool a complex and light structure is built where you can set a table and enjoy a meeting under the shadow of nature. Save this picture!© Fernando AldaSave this picture!Strategy DiagramSave this picture!© Fernando AldaThe metal structure orders the space, builds a framework for the vegetation, allows privacy with the neighbor and creates a sieve for the hot months. This extension would not be the same if it did not have the prominence of the buried chapel. As if it were a hidden chest, the family introduce the place of worship on the foundations of the old house. A silent and climatically conditioned place where to raise a place of prayer with noble materials.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaThe access is organized through some stairs near the pavilion where a door indicates the use of the space and through the window, it discovers a surprising interior. The furniture has been entirely made to measure, where the section of each element reproduces the symbol of the cross to convey greater coherence with the prayer space. There are two clearly differentiated worlds, the earthly place in earth colors and rough walls in front of the bright and sober altar that is built with white marble and noble metals such as iron and bronze.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaIn short, the project is tailored to specific needs and does so through 4 very clean and respectful architectural operations with the original housing. The 4 architectural operations give the old house a new character through 4 elements that respect the above and enhance contemporary and special housing. Conceived more as 4 pieces of furniture in well-placed, the house of the chapel responds integratively to a special and respectful commission.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaProject gallerySee allShow lessFoster + Partners To Design First Project in ChileArchitecture NewsAustrian Bureau Selected to Design the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in KyivArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeIgnacio HornillosOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadridSpainPublished on September 09, 2019Cite: “The Chapel House / Ignacio Hornillos” [La casa de la capilla / Ignacio Hornillos] 09 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Migrants inspired unity is prelude to May Day

first_imgMilwaukee, Wis. San Diego Milwaukee, Wis. Detroitcenter_img Philadelphia San Diego is a border city barricaded from its Mexican sister city, Tijuana, by an ugly, metal wall. Recent days here have witnessed a much greater than usual level of activity on the part of La Migra (the U.S. Border Patrol) in the area’s poorer communities, on public transportation and at the supermarkets where Spanish speaking people shop. New immigration checkpoints have popped up on the streets of residential communities.The unprecedented level of repression is frightening. But the huge outpouring of angry, pro-immigrant San Diegans on Feb. 18 made it clear that President Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant program will meet strong resistance here. Thousands assembled at the County Administration Building that morning and marched downtown to the Federal Building, where their numbers filled the open plaza area and packed the street in front from curb to curb. Their message to President Trump was loud and clear: Muslim people and all immigrants are welcome here!Un Día sin Inmigrantes/A Day without Immigrants in the Philadelphia area caused many restaurants and other businesses to shut their doors on Feb. 16. A rally organized by Lucha Pro Licencias PA gathered at noon and marched around City Hall, despite cold, windy weather.When the kitchen workers at Restaurant Bahama Breeze in the suburban King of Prussia area were fired the next morning for being absent, the Coalición Fortaleza Latina Pennsylvania urged supporters to call the business. The campaign won within hours, when the restaurant called every worker to tell them that they were rehired and would also be paid for the day off.Many motorists on busy East Jefferson Avenue near downtown Detroit honked their horns in support on Feb. 17 as they passed a lively demonstration of 150 people on the sidewalk in front of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. The protest received wide coverage in the big-business-owned media.The newly formed Michigan People’s Defense Network called the action in solidarity with immigrants who are being targeted, banned, scapegoated, raided, rounded up and deported across the U.S. An MPDN statement noted, “The attacks on immigrants are intended to divide the working class and distract us from identifying the real threat and our common enemy: hate groups, the corporations and the banks.” The network is a multinational and intergenerational organization founded to counter the racist and neofascist policies of Trump and his right-wing supporters. For more information, please like the group at of thousands on Feb. 13 joined the Día sin Latinos, Inmigrantes y Refugiados/Strike Against Clarke rally and march to stop Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from ordering deputies to act as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents under Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Protesters also demanded an immediate end to raids and deportations, to any Muslim or refugee bans, to walls between the U.S. and Mexico and to attacks on worker rights. The protest was organized by Voces de la Frontera.“We have to remember to stay strong, not fear,” said Gutiérrez Ayala. “And what else can we do? Just sit there? We’re not going to take it. We’re going to organize as best as we can as a family and a community.”Participants on Feb. 13 came to Milwaukee from at least 25 cities around the state for what Voces called a daylong strike. Many Latinx workers from business sectors such as the dairy industry, restaurants and meat packing in Wisconsin stayed away from work or joined the actions in Milwaukee. Thousands of students, including many members of Youth Empowered in the Struggle, also joined the protest, as did numerous labor-community supporters from unions, the Muslim community and others.Beginning at the offices of Voces on the southside of Milwaukee, the 50,000 protesters marched to the Milwaukee County Courthouse in a militant display of people’s power.“Following Monday’s ‘Day Without Latinos, Immigrants, and Refugees in Wisconsin,’ we are witnessing a spontaneous groundswell of immigrant workers, small business owners and our supporters taking similar bold action to demand an end to Trump’s deportation raids,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera on Feb. 16.Added Neumann-Ortiz: “We applaud the leadership of immigrant workers and business owners around the country in using their economic power, and we call on community organizations to follow their lead. We invite organizations and the public to join us in coordinated, escalated actions nationwide leading up to a mass general strike on May 1. Monday, May 1, 2017, must be a national Day Without Latinos, Immigrants, and Refugees to demand Trump rescind all of his executive orders on immigration.” To support and for more information, visit and Hamel, Bob McCubbin, Joe Piette and the Workers World Wisconsin bureau contributed to this report.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mortgage Diversity Group Elects New Advisory Council for 2018

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage Diversity Group Elects New Advisory Council for 2018 in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Advisory Council AMDC Business Council Diversity Inclusion industry Lenders LGBT mortgage Servicers Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Advisory Council AMDC Business Council Diversity Inclusion industry Lenders LGBT mortgage Servicers 2018-05-16 Radhika Ojha Share Save The American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) announced results of its first advisory council election during the AMDC Member Meeting on May 2, 2018. The AMDC advisory council consists of some of the top names in the industry who guide members of the organization to focus on the group’s core mission of creating a diverse and inclusive mortgage industry for all. “The AMDC exists to facilitate action that promotes positive change on diversity and inclusion within the residential mortgage industry,” said Ed Delgado, President, and CEO of the Five Star Institute. “These elected leaders are emblematic of the passion and energy for the adoption of inclusive practices, that is embodied throughout the membership. I look forward to serving alongside this distinguished group.”The following members were elected to the advisory council:Ray Barbone, EVP, Bank Operations, BankUnitedTamara Haskins, FVP, Diversity & Inclusion, PennyMacLola Oyewola, Director, Human Resources, Ocwen Financial CorporationDoris Raimundi, SVP, Mortgage Servicing, Head of Quality Control, U.S. BankStephanie Roemer, Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Freddie MacMichael Ruiz, Director of Supplier Diversity, Fannie MaeSteve Thomas, Senior Managing Director, Mortgage Capital Markets, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago“I am delighted to be a part of the AMDC Council and look forward to continuing to support and advance the mission of the AMDC,” said Haskins on her appointment.Under the direction of AMDC Chair Kathy Cummings, SVP, Homeownership Solutions and Affordable Housing Programs, Bank of America, and Vice-Chair Charmaine Brown, Director, Engagement and Outreach at the Office of Minorities, Women and Inclusion at Fannie Mae, the newly elected advisory council will continue AMDC’s work of shaping the diversity agenda while advancing solutions that support a broad range of member initiatives that include supply-chain diversity, challenges faced by minorities, LGBT, and women-owned businesses. Previous: Low Credit Scores Add Up Next: What Fannie Forecasts for Housing in 2019 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Diversity Group Elects New Advisory Council for 2018 May 16, 2018 2,094 Views About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Councillor Barry O’Neill to take legal action over Facebook controversy

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Councillor Barry O’Neill to take legal action over Facebook controversy Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – January 9, 2012 Pinterest Twitter Councillor Barry O’Neill says he is taking immediate legal action action relating to the reproduction of a picture of his wife which was described as depicting her adopting a Nazi salute.In a statement to highland radio news this afternoon, councillor O’Neill says he is taking the action regarding how he and his wife have been portrayed.In addition he is taking the action regarding the way the photograph has been reproduced and the manner in which he was quoted.The picture is of Mrs O’Neill in a waxwork museum while on honeymoon – the  picture has since been removed. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleFrancois de Dietrich loses prison sentence appealNext articleGAA – Donegal Lose Out To Students in McKenna Cup News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newsx Adverts Facebooklast_img read more

Why 2018 could be an especially deadly year for cops

first_imgWABC-TV(NEW YORK) — When Palm Springs police Officer Jose “Gil” Vega, a married father of eight, was gunned down with his partner while they responded to a domestic disturbance call, the 35-year veteran was two months away from his retirement.Days after the double killing, Vega’s soft-spoken daughter, Vanessa, 8, addressed a sea of uniformed officers and other mourners gathered at a vigil for her father, 63, and his fellow slain officer, Lesley Zerebny, 27. Zerebny had just returned to duty after giving birth four months earlier.Vanessa told the crowd it wasn’t her father’s turn to die, but added, “He will be watching us — he won’t ever leave.”“He was happy with his life,” Vanessa said, adding, “He’s in peace now.”Vega and Zerebny were two of 159 on-duty officers killed in the country in 2016, according to statistics kept by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.A troubling increaseWhile officers die in traffic-related incidents more than any other situation, this year, the deaths of officers by guns has climbed to a “troubling” number.From Jan. 1 to March 30, 2017, 10 on-duty officers were shot dead. From Jan. 1 to March 30 of this year, 20 on-duty officers were shot dead.“I do worry about these firearm-related deaths,” Steve Groeninger, senior director of communications and marketing at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, told ABC News. “It’s troubling.”“It’s too soon to know if it’s a trend,” Groeninger added. “As [the second quarter] plays out and we receive data forms from departments who lost an officer this year, we’ll be able to better assess and quantify.”In 2017, 46 on-duty officers were killed by guns, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The year before, it was 67, and in 2015, it was 43.If this year’s pattern continues at its current rate, 2018 could see 80 on-duty police deaths from gun violence.Former FBI agent and ABC News contributor Steve Gomez called the increase from 2017 to 2018 “disturbing.”“This is a trend that we are seeing with regard to people acting out, people not having self-control, especially when dealing with law enforcement officers. I think it’s a symptom of both that lack of control and complying with law enforcement and we are now seeing more people who have [behavioral and mental problems] and they have access to firearms,” Gomez said. “That’s a deadly combination.”“This has been the deadliest year for law enforcement in many, many years [so far],” said former Dallas police chief and ABC News contributor David Brown. While the trend appears to be on the rise this year, Brown said, he added that overall it hasn’t reached the peaks of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s.Officers in small towns are just at risk as officers in cities, Brown said. A police officer in urban Pomona, California, and an officer in rural Clinton, Missouri, were both shot dead in the month of March.An especially big fear now is police ambushes, which Brown said are increasing. The uptick has led to more officers being told to wait for cover and not quickly rush in as often when responding to crisis calls, he said.“There’s always a high degree of alert among law enforcement professionals,” Groenginer said. “They never know what could be around the corner. They never know when they could be targeted just because they are in a uniform.”But new solutions for dealing with violence are always in the works.To help combat the increasing number of ambushes, some officers are using heavier ballistic vests.“New York has been the leader in this because they added some ballistic material to the police cars, to the windows and doors, because they had officers ambushed in their car,” Brown said.There are also car manufacturers installing sensors in the back of police cars to alert an officer if someone is approaching from behind while a car is parked, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.Police applications on the decline“One of the most concerning things is not a lot of people are wanting to be police officers” due to police criticism and heightened dangers, Brown said.Gomez agreed. He said one official told him departments are “struggling to get qualified candidates to apply” and Gomez thinks it’s partly because of what he calls the “Ferguson effect.”In 2014, a white police officer fatally shot an African-American teen in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking large-scale protests.Gomez said Ferguson and similar police shootings have since “continued to impact the perception of law enforcement.”“Potential candidates entering into law enforcement feel that they don’t have the support of the public and of government officials,” Gomez said.Jonathan Thompson, executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association, said that five years ago, there were 100 applicants for every vacancy.  That number is down to the low 60s now, he said.Last year, 34-year-old New York City police officer Miosotis Familia was gunned down while she was sitting in her marked police command vehicle, writing in her memo book.One day after the shooting, the NYPD police commissioner reassured hundreds of recruits at their swearing-in ceremony that they had “absolutely” made the right career choice.“The work of Officer Miosotis Familia is not finished,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said, telling the recruits that it is their job as cops to finish it.‘The profession is on edge’What’s likely contributing to the increase in deadly shootings is some officers are now hesitant to use force in dangerous situations because they feel they no longer have support from the public and the government, Gomez said.“If you’re hesitant in using force, especially deadly force, then you are putting yourself at a disadvantage in a dangerous situation,” Gomez said.According to The Washington Post’s database cataloging fatal police-involved shootings, 264 people have been shot and killed by police so far this year. In 2017, 987 people were fatally shot by police, and as of last week, there have been four fewer shootings this year than at the same time last year.Brown said he thinks there’s a decrease in trust of the government and thus a decrease in trust of law enforcement as well.“I sense a lot of anger” within officers around the country, Brown said.Many officers feel they can only trust themselves and their partners, Brown said, “and that is not the sentiment you want for a public servant.”“I’m really concerned that the ‘us against them’ mentality will take over, which is not healthy for delivering the best police service.”“The profession is on edge,” he said, “and that is when you make mistakes and overreact.”The shattered families and friends left behind“Every one of these fatalities represents a shattered family, a department. Often a community,” Groeninger said.“Specifically in the rural areas where you tend to have smaller departments and smaller workforces,” Groeninger added. “Not only are you grieving that network that’s been shattered due to the death, [but the loss also takes a] big hit to your workforce.”In Dallas, where five law enforcement officers were gunned down by a sniper in July 2016, their fellow officers who survived are “still in that anger and blame phase” nearly two years later, said Brown, who was the police chief at the time of the attack. He retired several months later after 33 years with the department.That sniper attack was the deadliest day for United States law enforcement since 9/11.In the midst of their grief, officers in Dallas “still have to do their job every day,” and are still dealing with the same criticisms and risks of other officers, Brown said.“You try to move on to the next call and the next crisis, and it’s increasingly difficult,” Brown said. “It’s not a normal recovery from such a tragedy.”The ultimate sacrificeFor Gloria Vega, one of the adult children of Palm Springs police Officer Gil Vega who was gunned down in October 2016, the past year and a half since his death has been “a big roller coaster.”“The first six or eight months were by far my hardest months I’ve had,” she told ABC News. “I was constantly crying myself to sleep. I had a really bad depression and it was really hard to get out of that.”She said what got her through was her children and her big family because that reminder of her dad — whom she describes as funny, affectionate and always smiling — brought her some comfort.“I miss him daily,” she said. “I miss his jokes. I miss him laughing. I miss texting him before I go to work.”Gloria Vega, who has an older brother and an older sister, said her parents divorced when she was young. Her dad later remarried and had another daughter, Vanessa, who was 8 at the time of his death. Gil Vega, a 35-year veteran, died just two months away from his retirement.Growing up, she said she would always worry if something would happen to him while he was on duty. As she got older, her dad’s safety wasn’t her main worry and it was just “in the back of my mind,” she said.Gloria Vega said the past few years she’d tell her coworkers, “I’m so glad my dad’s so close to retiring, I’m so glad this is something we don’t have to worry about anymore. … And then it happened.”His death “broke my heart for Vanessa,” she said, because “as a little girl it was always my biggest fear. And for it to happen to her, it hurt my heart. I was fortunate enough to have him for as long as I did.”Vanessa “took it really hard” but “she’s in really good spirits,” Gloria Vega said. She had “her moments” and cried, but “she’s really tough.”Looking back at her father’s years on the force, what sticks with her is the mutual respect between him and those he had arrested.Gloria Vega said after her father once arrested someone, he drove through a Del Taco drive-thru before heading to jail to make sure he’d have food.Another time, Gloria Vega and her dad were out at a restaurant when a man he had previously arrested stopped by to talk to them and was so friendly that she was shocked.She said her father told her it was “because ‘I treated him like a human. Just because I’m doing my job and I have to arrest him, I didn’t have to treat him like he was nothing.’”“The little things he would do for people, he made a difference,” she said, adding he tried to get other officers to follow his lead.Gloria Vega said she feels like some people “perceive officers just as a badge.”“Maybe they forget they have families,” Gloria Vega said. “But they’re just like everybody else. The only difference is my dad went out there … he sacrificed his family, sacrificed us having him, to protect people he doesn’t even know.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more