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It also has operations in Ireland, France, and Brazil.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…Some of its brands include Tango, Robinsons, and J20. In an exclusive agreement with PepsiCo, Britvic also produces and sells brands such as Pepsi and 7UP. When the market crashed, over 30% was wiped off its share price. It had been trading for over 900p per share, but fell to around the 600p per share mark. Britvic issued a trading and Covid-19 update at the end of March. It revealed that performance for the latest quarter was in line with expectations. The company conceded that the pandemic will have an impact on revenue and earnings. There was no final decision on its interim dividend, while will be confirmed in May. There is currently every chance it could still go ahead, which is positive.In my opinion, Britvic is in a healthy position overall. It has over £1bn of facilities to absorb the impact of the current market crash. Although its price-to-earnings ratio is just over 23, which is slightly higher than average, there is not much risk here. Britvic’s worldwide presence and commercial agreements, as well access to cash, ease any concerns for me. In addition, Britvic has seen profits reach over £75m each year for the past five years. Its dividend per share has increased year on year for the same period too. In my opinion this is an opportunity to pick up shares in a well-performing business at a bargain price. Opportunity #2Fever-Tree is a producer of premium drink mixers founded in 2004 and trading on the AIM. The West London based drinks company makes a variety of products including tonic water, ginger beer, and lemonade. With exports to over 50 countries worldwide, some of its award-winning beverages are Indian Tonic Water, Sicilian Lemonade and Smoky Ginger Ale.The market crash wiped off nearly 40% of Fever-Tree’s share price value. Prior to the crash, shares were trading at around 1500p per share. The market bottom saw the price close to 900p per share. At the time of writing it has climbed back close to 1400p per share. Yesterday saw the announcement of full-year results to 31 December 2019. There were some positive indicators which further solidify my belief that the share is an opportunity in this market crash.Revenue was up by nearly 10%, mainly due to strong growth in the US and other new territories. What I really like is that the company is debt free. It is also cash rich, with an over 50% jump in net cash from 2018 to 2019. Dividend per share also increased by 4% this year. 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Whilst northern hemisphere eyes turn to the upcoming Six Nations, attentions in the south are set firmly on the return of Super Rugby.The premiere club tournament in the southern hemisphere, Super Rugby starts up again on Thursday 23rd February, when the Melbourne Rebels welcome the Blues to AAMI Park in the season opener.The preseason programs are all well under way, the conditioning tests have been passed and now the 18 franchises involved in the competition move into the last phase of their preparations, embarking on a series of friendly matches to get them up to game speed.The temptations of lucrative deals in the northern hemisphere – whether that’s in Europe or Japan – took their toll once again on Super Rugby squads this past off-season and whilst that is a frustration for the tournament’s fans, it does open up playing opportunities for the next generation of stars.We take a look at the Super Rugby rookies who could have big impacts on their teams and the tournament this season.Hurricane Jordie: Jordie Barrett kicking for Canterbury (Photo: Getty Images)Jordie Barrett, HurricanesBarrett is one of 33 players included in the five New Zealand franchises with no Super Rugby experience to date and is the one that the most is expected of.The brother of All Black fly-half Beauden Barrett and lock Scott Barrett, Jordie opted to join elder brother Beauden in Wellington with the Hurricanes, rather than staying in Christchurch and joining Scott at the Crusaders. As an inside centre, this could see Jordie linking up with Beauden on the pitch in almost every phase of play and if they understand each other’s games as well as you would expect of two brothers, the benefits to the Hurricanes hardly need extolling.Willis Halaholo’s move to the Cardiff Blues is the ajar door the younger Barrett needs and with his already well-tuned kicking, passing and running games, he is the multi-dimensional weapon that New Zealand franchises crave.Josh Goodhue, BluesA talented age-grade lock, Goodhue has been unlucky to be part of an under-performing Northland side in the Mitre 10 Cup in the last two seasons but despite the team’s poor overall showing, Goodhue has given a good account of himself.He has been rewarded with a contract at the Blues, where head coach Tana Umaga is turning around the Auckland-based franchise. Umaga showed in 2016 that he is not afraid to pick younger players and that reputations alone are not enough to guarantee you a starting spot, especially if an unheralded player can bring more to the team.Josh Bekhuis was a stalwart in last season’s Blues side and following his move to Lyon, there is a starting spot alongside Patrick Tuipulotu – who is currently MIA from the franchise due to personal reasons – to be competed for.Around the world in 80 teams: Amanaki Mafi in action for Japan (Photo: Getty Images)Amanaki Mafi, RebelsThe Tongan-born number eight has had an eventful couple of years.From the Tonga U20s to Hanazono University and then the NTT Shining Arcs in the Japanese Top League, Mafi’s career went fairly under the radar until several barnstorming performances at the 2015 Rugby World Cup brought him into the world’s – or at least the Tier One world’s – consciousness. A blistering spell at Bath followed, but an altercation with one of the club’s medical officers ensured that it was short-lived.He now brings his tremendous carrying ability to Melbourne and will make his Super Rugby debut at the age of 27. With the Rebels’ general trajectory within the competition seeming to be on the rise of late, Mafi could be the dynamic kind of back-rower needed to take their game to the next level this season and see them genuinely challenge for the Australian conference.Superman: Curtis Rona dives to score a try for the Bulldogs (Photo: Getty Images)Curtis Rona, Western ForceA rugby league convert, Rona arrives at the Force during a time of upheaval. The franchise has parted ways with former head coach Michael Foley and back line regulars Kyle Godwin, Ben Tapuai, Junior Rasolea and Albert Nikioro have all left Western Australia. Rona, who was involved with the New Zealand RL side, despite never going on to win a cap, could have an impact at centre or wing for the Force and the silver lining of the large turnover in the franchise’s back line is that they do not need to pigeonhole Rona into a specific role and he should have the freedom to find the position that suits his skill set the best.If the Force can deliver front foot ball and retain possession, Rona will be a dangerous man in Super Rugby this season.Full effort: Junior Pokomela of South Africa makes a break against Japan (Photo: Getty Images)Junior Pokomela, CheetahsPokomela made the move from the Kings in the offseason and though he was included in their 2016 Super Rugby squad, he did not go on to make his debut. The Kings’ loss would certainly look as if it will become the Cheetahs’ gain.The mobile No 8 was a part of the South African U20 side that ended up finishing fourth at the World Rugby U20 Championship in England last summer and showed that whilst not being one of the biggest eights around, his added speed makes him a very dangerous prospect with ball in hand.Breaking into the back row of Boom Prinsloo, Oupa Mohojé and Uzair Cassiem won’t be easy but if the Cheetahs want to evolve under Franco Smith’s stewardship, Pokomela’s attacking abilities can help them do just that.Jaco Coetzee, StormersA former South Africa Schools standout, Coetzee has had his fair share of bad luck with injuries over the last couple of years but has all the physical and technical expertise you could want from a back-row player.Schalk Burger left Cape Town for London this past offseason and though the Stormers are not lacking for options in their back-row, Coetzee can be the kind of talent that galvanises a fan base and gets them excited for the future.If the injuries that have plagued him prove to be a thing of the past and he can continue to develop, then not only is he a player that can impact Super Rugby this season, he’s a 70-cap plus Springbok in the future.Fancy footwork: Kenki Fukuoka on the run for Japan (Photo: Getty Images)Kenki Fukuoka, SunwolvesFukuoka is a new addition to the Sunwolves this season but has experience in the Japanese Top League, as well as for the Brave Blossoms, having been a part of their 2015 RWC squad.The diminutive wing was also part of Japan’s sevens squad at the Rio Olympics and like any sub-6-foot outside back plying their trade in the 15-a-side game, he gets by with a combination of dazzling footwork, an electric turn of pace and a bravery in the tackle not always required by many of his larger teammates.The Sunwolves are getting closer to resembling the Japanese national side, with the likes of Timothy Lafaele, Kotaro Matsushima and Fumiaki Tanaka also joining the fold this year and just like the national team, the Sunwolves are at their best in fluid, high-tempo matches. Fukuoka is tailor-made for that brand of rugby.On the run: Santiago Alvarez in action for Argentina Sevens (Photo: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)Santiago Álvarez, JaguaresAfter making his way through the Argentinean age-grades, being a stalwart figure of the Argentina sevens side and even making his full Test debut, Álvarez now gets his opportunity to make an impact at senior club level with the Jaguares.There is no shortage of talented midfielders and wings in the Buenos Aires-based side but if Álvarez can display the kind of attacking footwork and defensive responsibility he showed at the Rio Olympics last year, there’s no reason why he cannot force his way into contention this season. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Alex Shaw Twin talents: Josh Goodhue, with twin Jack, will play for the Blues Given the heavy travel demands placed on the Jaguares in a competition that sees them play on four different continents and the struggles the team endured as a result last season, using a wider squad and regularly rotating could be key for the South Americans this season and Álvarez will be a man to watch if that is so.Check out our Super Rugby preview in the current issue of Rugby World.
24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bruce Leeke, Director of Events at the Institute of Fundraising says “We are delighted to have AMA as a sponsor of both the National Convention and two of our conferences in 2006. We look forward to working with them. Their enthusiastic support of the Institute of Fundraising is very encouraging ” Institute of Fundraising announces sponsorship partnership Howard Lake | 3 February 2006 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising has announced a new partnership with AMA Charity Services Ltd, the Northern Ireland full service direct marketing agency.The Institute of Fundraising National Convention in July will benefit from the AMA sponsorship of all delegate bags. In addition, AMA Charity Services will also hold an exhibition stand at the event. Stephen Rooney, Marketing Manager at AMA says, Exhibiting at last year’s event was a huge success for us, both in terms or raising awareness and delivering tangible revenue. As a result, this year we have availed of the opportunity to get much more involved in what is in my opinion one of the key events in our industry calendar.”In addition to the National Convention, AMA Charity Services are also lead sponsors of the Major Gift Fundraising and Donor Development Conference (30th March), and a further event scheduled for the end of September 2006 (topic TBC). Advertisement
Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Email Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council breathe new life into Mount St Lawrence CemeteryBy Alan Jacques – September 11, 2014 1158 WhatsApp Previous articleGrant aid to improve social housing stock in LimerickNext articleTheatre at Savoy gets Elemental Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin TAGSlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Civic TrustMount St Lawrence Cemetery Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live CONSERVATION works have begun to breathe new life into Mount St Lawrence Cemetery — one of Ireland’s largest graveyards.Limerick City and County Council has entered into an agreement with Limerick Civic Trust to carry out conservation works to the mortuary chapel and also to clean and repair old headstones marking the graves of some of the estimated 70,000 people buried throughout the 18-acre site.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The primary place of burial in Limerick City since opening in 1849, its management was transferred from the Church to the Council in 1979. Conservation works at the cemetery will be carried out in phases by a Community Employment Scheme (CES) under Limerick Civic Trust’s supervision.As the final resting place of many Limerick citizens, director of service at Limerick City and County Council, Kieran Lehane, believes it is only fitting that every effort is made to maintain the site and its many thousands of graves. According to Mr Lehane, there are a large number of headstones in need of repair in the cemetery.“Works presently underway include the cleaning of headstones, removal of vegetation growth and cleaning around the ironwork of individual gravesites,” Mr Lehane revealed.Mount St Lawrence Mortuary Chapel, which was built by the trustees of the cemetery in 1868-69, is also undergoing works. Regarded as one of Limerick City’s most historically important buildings, it was designed by the English Catholic architect George Goldie who also designed altars and other internal fittings for the Franciscan, Dominican and Redemptorist churches in Limerick.The current phase of works consists of removal of vegetation growth, repairs to the roof covering the apse, slating of apse roof, masonry works and pointing, cleaning out of gullies and drains. The interior works include repairs to altar railing, paintwork. In addition, the Council has received approval for a small grant for specific works to the chapel under the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme, which is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.Murroe-based Architectural Conservation Professionals (ACP) are the conservation consultants for the project and are also engaged to provide training to the workers on the project.“The conservation works are being carried out on a phased basis and it is expected that the complete conservation of the Mortuary Chapel will be carried out over a number of years. The Council is currently considering possible future uses for this chapel,” Mr Lehane concluded. Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
SC Refuses To Entertain Plea Seeking Declaration That There Is No Freedom Of Speech With Respect To Subjudice Matters
Top StoriesSC Refuses To Entertain Plea Seeking Declaration That There Is No Freedom Of Speech With Respect To Subjudice Matters Radhika Roy18 Sep 2020 8:31 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea which sought for a declaration that the Fundamental Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression did not lie with reference to subjudice matters and final orders, except to the extent of fair and true reporting. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde presided over the matter and informed Petitioner-in-Person Dr….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea which sought for a declaration that the Fundamental Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression did not lie with reference to subjudice matters and final orders, except to the extent of fair and true reporting. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde presided over the matter and informed Petitioner-in-Person Dr. Subash Vijayran that what he was saying was the law in itself. “Read the law and you will find that what you have said is the law”, said the CJI to the Petitioner. Dr. Vijayran responded that the issue pertained to the erosion of people’s faith in the Court due to the way the media has been acting. The grievance of Dr. Vijayran further lay against lawyers, particular Senior Advocates, who “consumed the Court’s precious time” and aired their displeasure with the adverse orders rendered by the Court in the public domain. To this, the CJI responded, “Your motives are good and noble, but you are trying to get a relief which we cannot give”. The Court also observed that the prayer was akin to saying that nobody should commit murder. “It is true that nobody should commit murder, but how can an order be passed for that? We will not dismiss this, you may withdraw it”. In light of the above, the Petitioner withdrew his plea. The plea, filed by Dr. Vijayran, prayed for directions by the Court to declare that no freedom of speech and expression existed with regard to subjudice matters and final orders, except to the extent of fair and accurate reporting of the proceedings before the Court. It further stated that such reporting must be conducted in a manner which does not directly or indirectly impute motives to the Judges or the Court. It was also asserted that the there was “a growing trend where a set of lawyers criticize the judges and the judiciary while directly or indirectly imputing motives on the judges for passing a verdict in a specific way. These acts prima facie constitute contempt of court”. Next Story
Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis and across the United States.Second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. The three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter.All four officers have been fired.This story is being updated throughout the day Thursday. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern:11:39 a.m.: Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue to be removedThe statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia — which was the capital of the Confederacy — will be removed, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Thursday.“We’re here to be honest about our past and talk about our future,” the governor said. Almost 130 years to the day in #RVA(May 29, 1890 – June 3, 2020) pic.twitter.com/L5B5Qk2TWx— Shawn Cox (@ShawnCoxRTD) June 4, 2020“The legacy of racism continues not just in isolated incidents” like Floyd’s death, Northam said. “The legacy of racism also continues as part of a system that touches every person and every aspect of our lives.”Civil rights activists have called for the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument for years. Those protesting Floyd’s death and police brutality gathered at the statue this week, chanting, “Tear it down.”Northam said the statue’s size and prominence in the city “sends a message” to young children who visit Richmond and ask about the towering monument.“We can no longer honor a system that was based on the buying and selling of enslaved people,” he said.Northam acknowledged that some residents will protest the removal of the statue, adding, “I believe in a Virginia that studies its past in an honest way.”“When we learn more, when we take that honest look at our past, we must do more than just talk about the future — we must take action,” he said.The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a descendent of Robert E. Lee, also spoke at Thursday’s news conference and said he fully supports the monument’s removal.“To those of you who might be doubting” its removal, Lee asked, “when will be the right time?”“We have a chance here today … to say this will indeed not be our final moment and our final stand,” Lee said. “There are more important things to address than just a statue but this statue is a symbol of oppression.”Unlike most other statues, Lee’s monument is owned by the state, Northam noted. He said its removal will be done soon as possible.The monument will go into storage and the community will be involved in determining its future, Northam said.10 a.m.: Senate holds moment of silence for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna TaylorMembers of the U.S. Senate gathered in the Capitol Thursday morning for moment of silence in honor of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.Taylor, a young black woman, was shot dead by police when they served a no-knock warrant in her Louisville, Kentucky, home in March. Arbery, a young black man from Georgia, was jogging in February when he was shot dead by two white men.The men have been arrested in Arbery’s case. Officers have not been charged in Taylor’s death.The moment of silence lasted 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the length of time officer Derek Chauvin allegedly had Floyd pinned to the ground with his knee.9:40 a.m.: New Orleans police use tear gas to disperse protesters after nights of peaceful marchesPolice in New Orleans used tear gas to disperse protesters overnight. Video from the scene showed chaos and pushing among demonstrators once the tear gas was deployed. The police said the tear gas was used because “the crowd refused to comply with three orders” to avoid walking across the Crescent City Connection bridge.“Escalation and confrontation hurts us all,” the police department tweeted. “NOPD [The New Orleans Police Department] is committed to respectful protection of our residents’ First Amendment rights. However, tonight we were compelled to deploy gas on the CCC [Crescent City Connection] in response to escalating, physical confrontation with our officers.” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell tweeted overnight, “We must hold on to what has gotten us this far— peaceful protest, restraint and respect.” “None of us wants this to escalate,” she said. “Please, go home, be safe.”8:30 a.m.: NYPD officer stabbed in neck while working anti-looting patrolIn New York City, police made about 180 arrests Wednesday night as they dispersed protesters in Brooklyn and Manhattan who were demonstrating after the 8 p.m. curfew.The night saw little looting or violence in the city, and the decision to disperse the otherwise orderly crowd drew criticism from the city’s public advocate, Jumaane Williams. “The force used on nonviolent protestors was disgusting,” Williams tweeted. “No looting/no fires. Chants of ‘peaceful protest’ @NYPDnews was simply enforcing an ill advised curfew.” “What happened was completely avoidable,” Williams said.After the stabbing, shots rang out and more officers arrived at the scene. Twenty-two shots were fired and two officers were struck in the hand, officials said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the shots were friendly fire or fired by the stabbing suspect. The suspect, who was armed with a hunting knife, was shot by responding officers and is in critical condition, officials said.7:49 a.m.: Russia reports just under 9,000 new cases as US delivers more aidRussia’s coronavirus headquarters said Thursday it had registered 8,831 new cases of COVID-19 and 169 deaths in the past 24 hours. The country’s tally now stands at 441,108 diagnosed cases with 5,384 deaths. Moscow is the hardest-hit city in the country, accounting for about half of all infections. The capital reported 1,998 new cases and 64 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Russia’s coronavirus headquarters. The latest daily caseload is down from a peak of 11,656 new infections reported on May 11, during which Russia registered over 10,000 new cases per day over a 12-day period. Since then, the daily number of new infections has hovered around 9,000.Russia has the third-highest number of cases in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. An American military plane touched down at Vnukovo International Airport outside Moscow on Thursday, delivering another portion of humanitarian aid for the Russian people from the United States. The delivery is part of a $5.6 million donation that includes 200 American-made ventilators and other much-needed medical aid to help Russia combat its coronavirus outbreak, according to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.7:31 a.m.: Keith Ellison says that his team will charge four officers in George Floyd’s death with ‘anything that the law allows’Keith Ellison, attorney general of Minnesota, spoke to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America earlier this morning and confirmed that his team will charge the four officers involved in the death of George Floyd with anything the law allows.“We will charge anything that the facts in the law allow,” he said. “We are not showing fear or favor to any person. If the facts show premeditation an deliberation and we can present that in front of a jury in good faith, we absolutely will charge that particular count.”The Floyd family attorney has been urging Ellison and his team to continue the investigation and do whatever he can to bring first-degree murder charges against Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.Floyd’s autopsy report concluded that he had some pre-existing conditions such as heart disease and hypertension. He also had fentanyl and other intoxicants in his system.Ellison said he does not believe this poses a challenge to the case.“You take your victim as you find them,” said Ellison. “You can’t say that, ‘well, the person who I victimized was not in the very perfect picture of health so it’s their fault that they died at my hands.’ You take your victim as you find them, and I believe that that is a factor that should not weigh.”As far as the charges against the other three officers in the case are concerned, Ellison said that he has to prove that they helped in causing Floyd’s death.“You can look at the tape and see who is sitting where and see the assistance that was given, important assistance to what Chauvin was doing, so we believe — we can also see what was not done,” Ellison explained. “That even despite the pleas and the cries, there was no assistance rendered. So we believe that they were culpable, they assisted in the commission of this offense and that is why we charged them.”Ultimately, Ellison said he was confident about the case and getting the convictions that he wants.Said Ellison: “Yes, absolutely we are confident we can do this. But we understand the challenge in front of us which is why we’re working extra hard … This is a social change moment and this prosecution is essential to achieving that justice.”5:08 a.m.: Millions of dollars raised to help businesses and organizations affected by looting in MinneapolisMore than $4.5 million has been raised to help businesses and organizations along Lake Street rebound after being impacted by looting and vandalism.So far, tens of thousands of people have chipped in to raise the money.On Wednesday, the Minnesota Transitions Charter School held a donations drive for families, students and others in need.“Look at all the people coming together and meeting those needs, today feels great it’s uplifting to the soul,” said Brian Erlandson, superintendent of Minnesota Transitions Charter School.Less than a week ago, their school suffered property and water damage from the riots.“We didn’t know whether or not to cry, express our rage or what. We looked inside and it was so painful,” Erlandson said.But somehow, they’re able to move forward and give back even at a time when they’re down.“Even when tragedy strikes us we’re here for our kids and we always have been and we always will be,” said Shawn Fondow, principal at MTS Secondary.That is just one example of how the community is stepping up for each other. The Lake Street Council organized a fund called “We Love Lake Street.” So far, over 50,000 people have donated more than $4 million.“The $4 million is just a start, we will need a lot more to rebuild,” said ZoeAna Martinez, Lake Street Council community engagement manager.Martinez said a committee is working on how the funds will be distributed and they want to assure everyone the process will be transparent.“Those businesses know that we’re here for them, I’m here for them,” Martinez said.During times like these, generosity is contagious.“It’s just beautiful, I mean, I’m shedding a tear right now as we talk,” said Frederick Joyce, who lives in Robbinsdale.While it will take time to heal, those who work near Lake Street and call this place home aren’t about to give up.“We’re going to make a comeback, we’re going to do it here and it’s going to be better than ever,” Erlandson said.2:53 a.m.: Three NYPD officers injured in Brooklyn with non-life threatening injuriesAt 11:45 p.m. at Church and Flatbush avenues in Brooklyn, New York, two officers at an anti-looting command were approached by a man who slashed one of them on the back of the neck. Shots were subsequently fired and the officers were struck.Hearing the gunfire, a nearby sergeant responded to the scene and shot the suspect, who is now in critical condition.The slashed officer is currently in serious but stable condition at Kings County Hospital.The other two officers were shot in the hand and are at the same hospital in stable condition. All three are expected to survive.The sergeant who fired the shots was also taken to the hospital for treatment of tinnitus.“Thank God all of our officers will recover,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a late night press conference. “It is another example of what it means everyday for the men and women of the NYPD to protect all of us, protect our communities no matter what is happening, the bravery that they show constantly … Thank God our officers came through safely.”12:49 a.m.: Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statueVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans later today to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee along Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, according to reports.The move would be an extraordinary victory for civil rights activists who have been calling for the removal of the statue of Lee, one of the country’s most iconic monuments to the Confederacy, for years.“That is a symbol for so many people, black and otherwise, of a time gone by of hate and oppression and being made to feel less than,” said Del. Jay Jones, a black lawmaker from Norfolk.Northam’s decision comes amid protests across the nation and around the world over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving.12:41 a.m.: Feds charge three for “Boogaloo” movement plot to incite violence at protestsAndrew Lynam is an Army Reservist and his associates, Stephen Parshall and William Loomis, served in the Navy and the Air Force, respectively.According to the FBI, all three were preparing for a coming civil war, and self-identified as part of the so-called “Boogaloo” movement.The men met by chance while attending ReOpen Nevada rallies in April and May, protesting against measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.But as the country was gripped over the past week by protests in dozens of U.S. cities, including Las Vegas, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, the three radicals saw an opportunity to foment chaos.Prosecutors say the men were part of an effort to “hijack” the outrage over the death of Floyd, for their own extremist agenda.Adherents of the Boogaloo movement believe in a coming armed conflict that could lead to the fall of civilization.According to a federal criminal complaint, Lynam and Parshall were initially planning to create a disruption at a May 19 ReOpen Nevada rally using fireworks and smoke bombs that would cause “some type of confrontation between the police and the protesters.” The FBI says the men were using tactics from the Irish Republican Army Green Book.A heavy law enforcement presence at the rally caused the two to reconsider, but that is where they met Loomis, who shared their beliefs and wanted to join them to “take action against the U.S. government.”What the men didn’t know was that a confidential human source working for the FBI was also in their midst.Having passed on opportunities to disrupt ReOpen Nevada rallies, Parshall and Loomis discussed “causing an incident to incite chaos and possibly a riot,” in relation to the death of George Floyd by firebombing a power substation, according to court papers.On May 29, the three men joined the protests in Las Vegas. Parshall was angered that the protest had not turned violent, according to the federal complaint.The men agreed to meet the next day for a Black Lives Matter demonstration.Before the meeting, the FBI observed Parshall buying gasoline in a gas can.The men arrived at their appointed place and so did the confidential source who brought with him an FBI undercover agent. Just as the men were preparing their Molotov cocktails for a possible attack, the FBI SWAT Team moved in and arrested them.The FBI seized guns, including an AR-15, ammunition, fireworks, accelerants, rags, glass bottles and four glass jars filled gasoline.9:39 p.m.: LA announces police reformsLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city’s police commission board announced new reforms for the Los Angeles Police Department.The department’s budget won’t be raised and they will begin to find $150 million in cuts, he announced.The decision comes amid calls from protesters to defund the police — a popular chant outside City Hall in recent days.The $150 million in policing cuts will come from a total shift of $250 million from the proposed budget to instead be reallocated to minority communities, he said.“Today President [Barack] Obama challenged mayors to sign a pledge to recognize that there are things that are still not right. I was proud to be one of the first mayors in America to sign that pledge,” Garcetti said at a press conference. “Tonight I want to announce that we aren’t just putting the work of moving forward on the shoulders of activists or of African Americans or police officers. It’s on those of us who you’ve elected.”“Our city identified $250 million in cuts so we can invest in jobs, in health, in education and in healing and those dollars need to be focused on our black community here in Los Angeles,” he added.The department will also be instructed to invest in more implicit bias training, youth programs and oversight programs, according to the mayor. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
January 15, 2020 /Sports News – National High school coach who responded to deadly shooting nominated for NFL award Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey high school coach who helped respond to November’s deadly shooting at a high school football game is one of the nominees for an NFL award. Dwayne Savage, the football coach at Camden High School, was coaching his Panthers against Pleasantville High on Nov. 15 when shots rang out in the third quarter. A 10-year-old spectator, Micah Tennant, was shot in the neck and later died. A 15-year-old and a 27-year-old were also struck by bullets as fans and players ran for cover.“My first instinct was to tell everybody to get down,” Savage told ABC Philadelphia station WPVI-TV. “It’s kind of hard to explain because, you know, sometimes you try not to get choked up about it. But having kids that you rely on and make sure that they are safe, you try to be their parent away from the family.”For his response to the shooting, both on the field and off, Savage has been nominated by the Philadelphia Eagles for this year’s Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award. The annual award recognizes high school football coaches nominated by each of the 32 NFL teams for the qualities of character, integrity, leadership, dedication to the community, commitment to player protection and on-field success.In addition to his response on the night of the shooting, Savage is credited with playing an instrumental role in healing the affected communities by helping arrange to have the Nov. 15 game completed at the Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field, where the final 17 minutes were played on Nov. 20. “It’s a great honor, especially being the fact that I’m an Eagles fan since I was a little kid,” Savage said of being nominated by the Eagles for the Coach of the Year award. “Coming from the Eagles, it’s like something you can’t believe.” “We got to see first hand the way he was able to impact the lives of not only the kids on his team, but the community as a whole,” Julie Hirshey, Eagles director of community relations, told WPVI.Six men have been charged in the Pleasantville shooting, including the 27-year-old man who was shot. Authorities have said he was the intended target of gunman Alvin Wyatt, 31, who is now facing multiple counts of murder, attempted murder and weapons offenses.Savage and the other 31 Coach of the Year nominees will attend the NFL Pro Bowl on Jan. 26 in Orlando, Florida, where the winner will be announced during the game. The two finalists for the award will each receive $15,000, of which $10,000 will go to their high school’s football program, according to the NFL. The two finalists will also attend Super Bowl LIV as guests of the league. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Home » News » Land & New Homes » 50% sold at exclusive Sunte Park development previous nextLand & New Homes50% sold at exclusive Sunte Park developmentThe Negotiator4th October 201901,008 Views Connells estate agency in Haywards Heath reports that homes are moving fast at Sunte Park, with over half sold following a successful launch weekend.Sunte Park, built by Brookworth Homes, offers six 5 bedroom homes, completed to an extremely high standard in keeping with the ‘Turner Style’ house type. The homes ‘radiate grandeur through their large, lawned gardens, generous square footage and tall 2.7m high ceilings’.New Homes Sales & Marketing Manager at Connells, William Norris said, “Sunte Park is located in a very desirable area – four homes have already been reserved.”Each house sits in an acre of land and the outdoor areas make the most of the space.Marketing Manager at Brookworth Michael Whiting said, “Set in the grounds of the historic Sunte House, we believe Sunte Park is a fantastic addition to the local community. The rarity of the development site, its proximity to Haywards Heath station and its stunning architecture presents an opportunity to acquire a truly unique proposition.”Tech-wise, these homes have a Control4 controlled panelised lighting system throughout the ground floor, master bedroom suite and landing as well as Wi-Fi network with full internal coverage. Audio speakers are fitted in the kitchen and family room, with an upgrade available to be installed in the drawing room, study and master bedroom.Each property sits in an acre of land and the outdoor areas make the most of the generous space, with turfing and patios and beautifully landscaped front gardens.Prices start from £1,450,000 and only two properties remain.William Norris Control4 controlled panelised lighting system Sunte Park development Brookworth Homes Haywards Heath October 4, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Share this article A team of volunteers from Portsmouth Naval Base will be taking a replica of a 19th century schooner on a voyage from Hull to the Solent.The sailors will be replicating a voyage of schooner HMS Pickle which brought news of victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.Sailors will step back in time more than two centuries when they crew a replica of the ship which brought news of victory at Trafalgar next month.The ship is expected to be in harbor next month for an event which celebrates its achievements.Back in 1805, the schooner Pickle was dispatched to Britain to report both the crushing defeat of the Franco-Spanish Fleet at Trafalgar and the death of the man who led the Royal Navy to victory, Admiral Lord Nelson.It took ten days for the 73ft sailing vessel to reach Falmouth – then another 37 hours for her captain Lieutenant John Lapenotiere to reach the Admiralty in London, breathlessly announcing: “Sir, we have gained a great victory but we have lost Lord Nelson.”The accomplishments of Lapenotiere and his small boat are celebrated each November 4. HMS Victory hosts a special Pickle Night event on the great ship’s lower gun deck with 104 specially-nominated ratings dining with Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock.This year senior ratings serving aboard Nelson’s flagship thought the presence of a replica (the original Pickle was wrecked more than two centuries ago) berthed next to Victory, would give proceedings extra authenticity and poignancy.The replica – built 20 years ago in the Baltic and subsequently converted to look like Pickle to mark the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar – does feature some mod cons, such as communications, engine and galley.But on deck, crew will toil as Nelson’s sailors toiled to run the ship as it hops from its home in Hull down the east coast and into the Channel in four legs between October 25-30.Thanks to support from long-time Navy supporter Sir Donald Gosling and his foundation, and the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, up to six sailors from Portsmouth Flotilla will be able to crew the Pickle on each leg (the longest is 36 hours)…and there has been no shortage of volunteers.There is also the opportunity to crew the ship on her return journey too, between November 8 and 15, with Pickle pausing on November 11 to remember Britain’s war dead. Authorities View post tag: HMS Pickle Royal Navy replicating a 19th century schooner voyage View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: Battle of Trafalgar September 27, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy replicating a 19th century schooner voyage