United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Wallaby skipper James Horwill cleared and free to play in deciding Lions Test

first_imgTuesday Jul 2, 2013 Wallaby skipper James Horwill cleared and free to play in deciding Lions Test Wallaby skipper James Horwill has been cleared after an appeal from the IRB against the decision that found that he did not intentionally stamp on Lions lock Alun-Wyn Jones. Horwill has said that he feels vindicated following the lengthy legal process. Horwill was originally exonerated by judicial officer Nigel Hampton after being cited for stamping in the opening 23-21 loss to the Lions in Brisbane. Despite a lengthy hearing and up to nine different camera angles being used to reach the not guilty verdict, the IRB appealed the decision.Yesterday another hearing took place, this time with Independent Appeal Officer Graeme Mew.He noted that for the IRB appeal to succeed he would have had to establish that there was a misapprehension of law by Hampton, or a manifestly unreasonable decision. “There was sufficient evidence upon which a reasonable judicial officer could have reached the decision that was made,” Mew said. “Accordingly, it could not be said that (he) was manifestly wrong or that the interests of justice otherwise required his decision be overturned.”Mew also stated the IRB appeal had been properly taken as part of its responsibilities to protect the image of the game and ensure player welfare.Horwill will be free to play in the deciding third Test, and said he feels vindicated by the result.“It’s huge. I love what I do and it means a hell of a lot to me to represent my country and not only to represent it but to lead it in what is arguably the biggest game in this country since the Rugby World Cup final in 2003,” the 37 times capped Wallaby said.“I’m excited at that opportunity and now we can focus on the game, which is important. I feel very vindicated by the way it’s gone.The Wallabies host the Lions in the final Test in Sydney on Saturday at 20:00 (10:00 GMT)The guys at RugbyHQ in Australia, never shy to stir things up with Lions fans, had a #JusticeForHorwill hashtag running on Twitter before the verdict was announced. It fueled the ‘banter’, some of which was even directed Rugbydump’s way for some reason, so here is their follow up, with Sean Maloney reading one of the lovely tweets we received.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Othot Report Analyzes Data From 454 Colleges, Finds Vastly Different Institution-to-Institution Impacts From Forthcoming…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Othot Report Analyzes Data From 454 Colleges, Finds Vastly Different Institution-to-Institution Impacts From Forthcoming Demographic Cliff Facebook PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Othot, provider of the nation’s most advanced analytics platform for colleges and universities, today released their latest Higher Ed Pulse Report, Futureproofing Institutions Against the Demographic Cliff, analyzing enrollment trends and institution-level data from more than 450 four-year colleges and universities. The report found deep differences in how schools are positioned to experience and address the forthcoming national reduction in college-age students. Tweet this news. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005667/en/ Research from Othot reports how colleges and universities will face the demographic cliff, in some cases 25 percent of public universities could face steep enrollment declines. (Graphic: Business Wire) National research estimates and projections show a significant decline in new college students just around the corner, beginning after 2025. Triggered by the “birth dearth” of the 2008 economic recession, fewer students will graduate from high school through at least 2032, draining college enrollments and revenue. “So far, the view of this demographic cliff has been regional or by state, which isn’t particularly helpful if you’re making decisions for a specific school,” said Andy Hannah, co-Founder, chairman, and chief partnership officer of Othot. “So, we went as deep as the public data would allow, looking under the hood at 454 colleges and found that the coming enrollment shocks won’t be universal and that the geography of where a school is located, for example, is not the only thing that matters to their future enrollments.” Key findings of the “ Futureproofing Institutions Against the Demographic Cliff” report include: The coming reduction in traditional enrollees will squeeze most schools – 80 percent of the schools in the analysis will likely see overall enrollment declines between 2021-2028.Where a school is located is not determinative of enrollment, but where they recruit is.Even so, geographic concentration of recruiting matters since the institutions with negative expected growth between 2020-28 recruit an average of 57 percent of their first year students from their home state.Between 2025-28, a quarter of public institutions will experience enrollment declines of 9 percent or more. Just 11.8 percent of private schools are expected to see declines of that magnitude.Of the 114 institutions in the lowest quartile for expected growth, 40 (35 percent) also have retention rates in the lowest quarter of the sample, providing opportunities to soften the impact of enrollment declines by boosting retention. Of those 40, only eight are private schools. Highlighting that geography does not necessarily lock in enrollment trends, the new report shares the example of the city of Chicago. Even though they share the city, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois – Chicago will experience the national and regional declines differently because of where they recruit. While the University of Chicago is projected to see first-time, first-year enrollments drop 4 percent, its urban neighbor will face a decline nearly three times as deep, at 11 percent. As a further example, just because a school is in a state that is expected to grow in the next decade does not mean the school will. Even if a significant share of a school’s students come from a growth state, competition for those students is likely to increase as other schools implement strategic changes to offset their projected losses. “The headline here is that the winter of enrollment is coming,” said Patricia Beeson, Provost Emerita, University of Pittsburgh; Director of Research at Othot. “And to be ready, to prepare, you need to know how those conditions will impact your recruitment market directly and what the opportunities and challenges are. You’ve got to get that information and see it clearly, and then act quickly. Otherwise, demographics will become destiny and for many schools, that future is not pretty.” “ Futureproofing Institutions Against the Demographic Cliff, ” co-authored by Hannah and Beeson, examined multiple data points of the 454 schools from public sources and used existing demographic projections to develop enrollment estimates for two periods, before 2025, when national enrollments are projected to increase slightly, and after 2025, when they are expected to sharply decline. The results are segmented by region, by state, by size of rise and fall, by institution type and by retention opportunities. The names of the 454 analyzed schools are included in the report. If requested, Othot will provide growth analysis for each individual institution in the report. About Othot, Inc. Othot is the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics solutions for higher education institutions across the United States. Together, Othot and its partner schools focus on each institution’s specific enrollment, student success, and advancement goals. Othot’s cloud-based solution provides continuous intelligence in real time and empowers schools to engage each prospective, current, and former student with the right tactic at the right time. Othot is higher intelligence for higher education. [email protected] View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005667/en/ CONTACT: Nikki Neu Pando Public Relations [email protected] (702) 715-9441 KEYWORD: PENNSYLVANIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Othot, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Appeals Court Revives Suit Challenging CFPB’s Constitutionality

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Appeals Court Revives Suit Challenging CFPB’s Constitutionality Banks CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau State National Bank of Big Spring Texas 2015-07-24 Brian Honea July 24, 2015 962 Views Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Appeals Court Revives Suit Challenging CFPB’s Constitutionality The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Banks CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau State National Bank of Big Spring Texas Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. About Author: Xhevrije West Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Stewart Information Services To Exit Delinquent Loan Servicing Operations Next: Freddie Mac’s Portfolio Expands for Fifth Straight Month, This Time by $4.5 Billion On Friday, a Texas bank received a victory when a federal appeals court revived a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).According to multiple media reports, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the bank had legal standing to proceed with a lawsuit arguing the structure of the CFPB is unconstitutional.The State National Bank of Big Spring in Texas is arguing against the formation and operation of the CFPB, the Wall Street Journal reported. The bank’s arguments also include a claim that independent government agencies must be headed by multiple members, not by a single director,  as is the case at the CFPB.”As a small community bank out in West Texas, we’ve always felt pretty vulnerable to the regulatory burdens imposed on us by Washington, D.C.,” said Jim Purcell, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas and lead plaintiff in the case. “In recent years, that threat was epitomized for us by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency which was alarmingly free of traditional checks and balances. We never quite understood why the Bureau objected to having its constitutionality tested in court. On behalf of the bank, its customers, and the American public, we’re extremely gratified that we’ll now have the chance to put this agency to that test.”The court ruled unanimously and found the State National Bank of Big Spring “is not a mere outsider asserting a constitutional objection to the bureau” and is subject to the bureau’s rulemaking powers, according to CNBC.A CFPB spokesman told CNBC that the agency was reviewing the decision.”There is no doubt that the Bank is regulated by the Bureau,” the ruling said. “The Bank therefore has standing to challenge the constitutionality of the Bureau.”The CFPB was created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in response to the financial crisis. Its main function is to protect consumers from unlawful lending practices by banks, credit card companies, auto lenders, and more.CNBC adds, “Since its creation, however, there have been efforts both by Republicans and by the industry to undercut its authority, largely driven by concerns about the bureau’s structure and its powers over a wide array of financial products,” Hurley and Lynch wrote. “The bureau is led by a single director, Richard Cordray, and is not subject to congressional appropriations.”A three-judge panel reversed parts of a trial judge’s ruling that threw out the lawsuit, Kendall noted. The appeals court stated that the bank could continue with its challenge to the CFPB because it is subject to regulation by the bureau. The court also added that it was permissible for the bank to challenge the legality of the CFPB in a pre-enforcement lawsuit.But Friday’s ruling was not a complete win for the Texas bank. The court did not consider the merits of the bank’s constitutional claims and suggested a trial court should consider them first, both the WSJ and CNBC said.The appeals court did reject a third request by the bank to challenge the constitutionality of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, another body created by Dodd-Frank that polices for emerging market risks, citing that the court said the bank does not have standing for that challenge, WSJ said. In addition, the court also rejected a separate challenge filed by a group of state attorneys general over the constitutionality of Dodd-Frank’s orderly liquidation provisions, citing they did not have legal standing to do so.Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) General Counsel Sam Kazman also issued a statement in regards to the lawsuit, stating that the court’s ruling opened the door to a court test of the CFPB’s constitutionality.”Since Dodd-Frank’s enactment five years ago this month, the CFPB has inflicted damage on huge segments of our economy,” Kazman said. “Its powers are so free-roaming that they are unprecedented in our history. The fact that our standing to challenge the CFPB has been upheld is great news for us, the plaintiffs, and even greater news for the American public.” Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Ithaca crime fell in 2018, police data shows

first_img Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: How does Ithaca compare to nearby cities?According to police data reported to New York’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, Ithaca’s crime rate is significantly lower than larger nearby cities. The Syracuse Police Department reported about 406 index crimes per 10,000 people in 2017; Rochester police reported 471 per 10,000; and Binghamton police reported 518 per 10,000.IPD Deputy Chief Dennis Nayor said it is difficult to compare Ithaca to other cities, due to its large student population and the daily influx of people who come to the city for work, services, shopping and so on. Nayor said the City of Poughkeepsie makes for a decent comparison point, though, given its similar population size and proximity to multiple colleges. In 2017, Poughkeepsie’s index crime rate was about 268 per 10,000.Nayor said trends in Ithaca are consistent with a nationwide drop in crime since the early 1990s, called “the great crime decline” by some sociologists and criminologists. There are many hypotheses about why crime has fallen across the U.S., Nayor said, and multiple variables that likely factor into the drop locally.“I like to think our proactive efforts have played a role,” he said, citing the department’s use of burglary suppression details, DWI checkpoints and community engagement initiatives as examples. He said factors like the economy and technology likely play a role too.Nayor noted that even as crime has fallen, the volume of calls for service IPD receives has increased. While call volume decreased slightly between 2017 and 2018, Nayor said it has been trending upward for several years. In 2011, the department received 21,395 calls; in 2018, it received 24,192, an increase of about 13 percent.Crime rates and call rates are imperfect measures of a police department’s efficacy and workload, and cannot capture all the factors that impact whether a community feels safe. As Nayor put it, “You can’t prove what you prevented.” Nevertheless, police data shows that rates of major crimes in the City of Ithaca have declined over time.View 2017 and 2018 data below. Previous years are available through the NY Division of Criminal Justice Services. 2017 & 2018 Ithaca Inde… by on Scribd In 2018, a few jarring incidents in Ithaca heightened concerns among residents: a Cornell student was found with a cache of weapons in March, an Ithaca College student was shot on the Commons in October, and a man was critically injured in a stabbing on North Cayuga Street in December.Related: Crime, Courts and Criminal Justice: Top Stories of 2018Likewise, short periods of higher than normal crime or highly visible crime might give the impression that crime is rising overall. For example, in the past week a spate of smashed car windows in downtown Ithaca, along with two incidents in Lansing, led many Ithaca Voice readers to comment that crime is high in the area.While the visibility of crimes over the past week is unusual, even in 2003, the lowest crime year since 1990, IPD reported 678 index crimes – an average of about 13 per week. While most crimes reported in any given year do not take place in public locations and are not serious enough to warrant news coverage, attention-grabbing incidents shape perceptions. While property crime has fallen significantly since 1990, the violent crime rate has fluctuated within a fairly narrow range in recent decades, peaking at about 35 incidents per 10,000 people in 1993 and bottoming out at about 12 per 10,000 in 2011.Public perception – locally and nationwide – does not match crime rateDespite the overall downward trend, many Ithacans still feel crime is getting worse, and they are not alone. Nationwide, surveys show Americans tend to perceive crime as higher than it is.Each year, Gallup has asked a sample of Americans, “Is there more crime in the U.S. than there was a year ago, or less?” A majority of respondents have consistently answered that crime is going up since 1990, even as it has fallen dramatically.Asked whether crime rose “in your area” in the past year, respondents are more split, but in 2018 about 39 percent of Americans believed crime had risen locally.Surveys track Americans’ perceptions of crime in part because perceptions are correlated with political behavior. For example, a Pew survey found in 2016 that about 80 percent of voters who supported Donald Trump believed crime had gotten worse in the past eight years, compared to about 40 percent of voters who supported Hillary Clinton.The relatively stable rate of violent crime locally might help explain why many Ithacans feel crime is high. Even as property crime has dropped significantly, a handful of high profile cases may color many people’s perceptions of whether their community is safe. ITHACA, N.Y. – Crime fell in the City of Ithaca last year, marking the fifth year in a row that crime rates stayed steady or decreased. Despite the overall downward trend, the number of violent crimes in Ithaca rose slightly in 2018.The Ithaca Voice reviewed IPD data reported to the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services and obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request.Ithaca Police Department data shows 89 fewer crimes in the major categories tracked by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services in 2018 compared to 2017. Adjusted for population growth, the city’s index crime rate has fallen slightly each year since 2013 and is less than half what it was in 1990 at about 283 incidents per 10,000 people. In 2018, the number of violent crimes reported was slightly higher than the previous year, with 69 incidents reported compared to 60 in 2017.Related: Ithaca Crime in 2016: Total crimes down but violent crimes up from last year, data showsThe data reviewed includes index crimes tracked by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program: murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault are considered violent crimes, and burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft are considered property crimes. These categories cover major crimes that are likely to be reported to the police department, and therefore allow more reliable year-to-year comparisons than counting minor offenses. Devon Magliozzi Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: Tagged: Crime rate, Crime trends, ithaca police department, Perceptions of crime Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. 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Body camera footage shown in Amber Guyger trial captures chaos after fatal shooting

first_imgbizoo_n/iStock(DALLAS) — Jurors in the murder trial of Amber Guyger, a white former Dallas police officer who shot dead an unarmed black man in his own apartment after mistaking it for her own, were shown the harrowing body camera footage in court from inside the apartment complex that captured arriving officers’ confusion after the incident.Guyger, 31, is charged with murder stemming from the Sept. 6, 2018, fatal shooting of Botham “Bo” Jean at the South Side Flats apartment complex in Dallas. The trial began Monday.For the first time Tuesday, the jury and public were able to go behind the walls of the complex as officers ran down the fourth-floor hallway to where Guyger was waiting with a severely injured 26-year-old Jean.The body camera footage, which provided multiple viewpoints, showed responding officers seeming to have trouble getting inside the building — one officer could be seen jumping over a swimming pool wall to reach a gate — so they could reach Jean’s fourth-floor apartment.“He’s in here. … I thought it was my apartment. I thought it was my apartment,” Guyger can be heard telling police.“Where’d you shoot him?” an officer asks.“Top left,” she says. “Top left.”At one point in the video, officers on the scene could be seen taking turns desperately trying to revive Jean as he lay unconscious on his living-room floor. Several family members left the courtroom as the video was about to be played for jurors.Prosecutors, however, highlighted one video in particular to suggest that Guyger had received preferential treatment.“She’s hugging someone now?” Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jason Hermus asked Sgt. Breanna Valentine on the witness stand.“Yes,” Valentine testified.At one point, Guyger was even allowed to sit in a patrol car, looking at her phone while Jean was rushed to the hospital, Hermus said.The day had been already emotional as Guyger’s 911 call after the shooting was also played for the courtroom. Several people in the audience could be seen crying.Guyger has claimed that after an almost 14-hour workday, she mistakenly went to the wrong floor of her apartment building. When she walked into what she thought was her home and saw someone inside, she said, she assumed it was an intruder and opened fire.In court Tuesday, however, prosecutors pressed one responding officer about the protocol for when an officer believes that a burglary is in progess.“What do you do?” Hermus asked.“Cover and concealment,” Officer Michael Lee said.“Is that because of the sanctity of human life?” Hermus followed up.“Yes, sir,” Lee said.During opening statements Monday, Hermus said that despite working a 13 1/2-hour shift on the day of the deadly encounter, Guyger appeared to be planning a rendezvous with her police department partner and lover. He argued that during her communications with her partner, Guyger became distracted and confused about where she was.He said Guyger’s apartment was directly beneath Jean’s fourth-floor unit. Not only did Guyger mistakenly park on the wrong floor of the complex, she walked down a long hallway, passing 16 different apartments but failed to realize she was not headed to her front door, Hermus said.Defense attorney Robert Rogers countered in his opening argument, however, that Guyger was exhausted from working 40 hours in four days and on “autopilot.” He also said that she was aware that residents of her apartment complex had experienced recent break-ins and car burglaries.He also described the configuration of the South Side Flats apartment complex, where Guyger had lived for about two months, as “a confusing place” with floors in the parking garage and apartment doors not clearly marked.Guyger was initially arrested and charged with manslaughter, but a Dallas County grand jury later indicted her on one count of murder.She was fired from the Dallas Police Department 18 days after she fatally shot Jean. She had been a member of the department for five years and had been promoted to the department’s elite Crime Response Team. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Weinstein prosecutors increased chance of guilty verdict: Cosby trial attorney

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — After four days of deliberating, jurors in the Harvey Weinstein trial have yet to return a verdict and are recessed for the weekend.On Friday, jurors asked Manhattan Supreme Court Judge James Burke about returning a partial verdict on the five counts against Weinstein.“We the jury request to understand if we can be hung on [counts] one and or three and unanimous on the other charges,” they said on Friday afternoon. Counts one and three are the two top charges of predatory sexual assault.The jurors were sent back to deliberate after the prosecution refused to accept a partial verdict, a smart move that may increase the likelihood of Weinstein being found guilty on all counts, Stewart Ryan, a former Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, prosecutor in both Bill Cosby trials, told ABC News.“I think the logical conclusion, assuming [the jurors] are talking about counts one and three, is they have guilty verdicts on two, four and five, and some compromise is being struck,” said Ryan, now with the Philadelphia-based firm Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP.He called the prosecution’s refusal to accept a partial verdict a “smart move.”“From a legal perspective, it made sense to send them back,” Ryan continued, “but I think it can ultimately benefit them to give the jury the weekend. Sending them home increases the likelihood they come back with a full guilty verdict.”However, he cautioned, “You never know what a jury is thinking.”For attorney Lara Yeretsian, the jury’s question about a partial verdict may indicate it’s deadlocked on the two charges of predatory sexual assault, which could be good news for the defense.“It would be cause for celebration by the defense attorneys if he was acquitted on those charges or if it was a hung jury,” Yeretsian, who has represented celebrities including Michael Jackson and Scott Peterson, said in a statement.“This is a good sign for Weinstein,” she added, “because it means the jury can’t agree on the most serious charges, the ones that could be a life sentence. It also means they’re not unanimous on at least one of the accusers or possibly both of them.“If he’s lucky, they’ll acquit him on at least one of the women’s charges, likely Jessica Mann. If they believed even one of the accusers’ stories, they wouldn’t have a hung jury — unless it turned out to be Anabella Sciorra, the strongest witness, whose story they didn’t believe. In any event, this looks like good news for the defense.”Weinstein has been charged with five counts of sexual assault related-crimes including predatory sexual assault and rape in the first degree, stemming from two women’s allegations. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and claims all sexual encounters were consensual.The trial is scheduled to continue on Monday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: 21 NYC public school teachers dead

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — While many countries are pointing toward positive signs that social distancing might be finally flattening the curve, the novel coronavirus death toll continues to be staggering with more than 118,000 dead worldwide.The U.S. is the global leader in the number of cases and deaths. At least 23,078 people in the U.S. have died as a result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.More than 572,000 people in the U.S. have tested positive.Worldwide, more than 1.9 million people have been diagnosed since the virus emerged in China in December.The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Here are today’s biggest developments:– Trump retweets call to fire Dr. Fauci from post– New York working with 5 neighboring states on reopening plan– 21 NYC public school teachers deadHere’s how the situation is developing today. All times Eastern.In Los Angeles County, 29% of deaths — 92 out of 320 — are from nursing homes or nursing facilities, public health officials said Monday.In New York state, just over 10% of deaths — 1,064 out of a total 10,056 — are classified as nursing home fatalities, according to new data released by the state’s Department of Health.The New York county with the highest nursing home death toll is Queens, which recorded 193.The elderly are among the most vulnerable to catch the dangerous virus.3:48 p.m.: West Coast states working together on reopening economies The governors of Washington, Oregon and California are working together “on a shared approach for reopening our economies,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday.Each state will have its own specific plan, but the governors have agreed to work toward these four goals: protecting the vulnerable, like those in nursing homes; requiring adequate hospital surge capacity and personal protective equipment (PPE) supply; sharing best practices for testing, tracking and isolating systems; and “mitigating the non-direct COVID-19 health impacts, particularly on disadvantaged communities.”3:10 p.m.: 21 NYC school teachers deadA food service staffer, a guidance counselor and 21 public school teachers are among the 50 Department of Education employees in New York City who have died due to the coronavirus, the department said on Monday.“The pain their loved ones are experiencing is unimaginable,” New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said. “We will be there to support our students and staff in any way they need, including remote crisis and grief counseling each day.”The Department of Education added that “school buildings are not a place of greater exposure than any other part of our city. At this time, everyone should assume they have been exposed, because exposure can happen anywhere.”2:50 p.m.: COVID-19 deaths now in all 50 statesWyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced the state’s first death on Monday.There has now been a coronavirus death in all 50 states.2:20 p.m.: New York working with 5 neighboring states on reopening planSix Northeast states — New York New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island — are joining forces to create a reopening plan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.“Each state is going to name a public health official for that state, an economic development official for that state,” Cuomo said. “Those officials will then form a working group that will start work immediately on designing a reopening plan, taking into consideration the public health concerns and issues and the economic reactivation issues.”“State boundaries mean very little to this virus,” Cuomo saidQuestions remain over whether COVID-19 recovery will guarantee immunity: Is reinfection still possible?“We anticipate different facts, different circumstances for different states, different parts of states,” Cuomo said. “Let’s be smart and let’s be cooperative and learn from one another.”Delaware Gov. John Carney added, “Our states are connected in a real way in terms of transportation and visitation and the rest. So our working together, sharing our information and intelligence I think will help each of us make better decisions.”Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont noted the “hundreds of thousands of people going back and forth between New York and Connecticut. It’s the commuter corridor for us and it’s also the COVID corridor, which is why it’s so important we work together thoughtfully on this.”The plan must “show us that we do have a future,” added Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. “As we figure out how we’re gonna reopen our schools, how we reopen our businesses and our homes, we are also going to recognize that we’re trying to figure out how we’re going to restore the sense of hope that this pandemic has taken away.”1 p.m.: Police shut down underground nightclub in San FranciscoSan Francisco police shut down an underground nightclub this weekend where people were gathering in violation of the stay-at-home order.When officers went inside the industrial building on Saturday, they found DJ equipment, two fog machines, nine gambling machines, bins of liquor, cases of beer and bar furniture, police said.Video from the weekend of April 5 showed more than 150 people going into the building in the middle of the night, and none of them were following the “6 feet apart” rules.“The operators of this illegal club senselessly put lives at risk in a time when our city is doing everything within our means to slow the spread of this pandemic and safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public,” said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott. “Let this case be a reminder that we will take action against those who knowingly violate the public health order and endanger the health and safety of our residents.”Because COVID-19 spreads fast and is 10 times deadlier than the 2009 flu pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the easing of restrictions must happen slowly.“You can’t replace lockdown with nothing. You must replace lockdown with a very deeply educated, committed, empowered and engaged community,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, said Monday.“We are going to have to change our behaviors for the foreseeable future,” Ryan warned.On Tuesday, the WHO will publish its updated strategic advice, which will include six criteria authorities will need to consider in order to lift restrictive measures: transmission is controlled; health system capacities are in place to detect, test, isolate, treat every case and trace every contact; outbreak risks are minimized in places like health facilities and nursing homes; preventive measures are in place in offices and schools; importation risks can be managed; and communities are fully educated and empowered to adjust to the new normal.11:45 a.m.: New York state death toll climbs over 10,000In New York state, which has suffered the most fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., the curve is continuing to flatten and appears to be plateauing, Gov. Cuomo said Monday.The state saw 671 deaths on Easter Sunday, bringing New York state’s death toll to 10,056, Cuomo said.Despite the rising death toll, in hard-hit New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared optimistic on Monday, praising New Yorkers for practicing social distancing as he announced new coronavirus numbers.The number of new hospital admissions fell to 383 on Saturday, down from 463 on Friday.There were 835 people in intensive care units Saturday, down from 857 patients one day earlier.Citywide, the percentage of people tested who were found to be positive fell from 59.3% to 58.1%.“This is a very good day,” de Blasio said. De Blasio noted there is about a 48-hour lag in getting full, accurate information.Cuomo on Monday addressed the reopening of the state, warning that it won’t be by the “flick of a switch.”“I believe the worst is over if we continue to be smart,” the governor said.When the state reaches that point, Cuomo said they will start by easing isolation, then increasing the economic activity, and then recalibrating the essential worker economy. That will be followed by applying more testing and precautions, said Cuomo.10:35 a.m.: Supreme Court to teleconference oral arguments in MayThe U.S. Supreme Court will for the first time hear oral arguments by teleconference in May, seeking to resolve a number of urgent cases that include President Donald Trump’s appeal of subpoenas seeking his financial records. The announcement means the justices will hand down several major decisions on politically-charged issues in time for the November presidential election. The justices are expected to make a ruling as to whether or not Trump must surrender his records to congressional and state investigators; whether states can require delegates to the Electoral College to cast ballots based on the popular vote; and whether the Obamacare contraceptive mandate is constitutional. 10 a.m.: Death toll over 11,000 in UKIn the United Kingdom, the coronavirus death toll has climbed to at least 11,329.The U.K. has the fifth highest death toll, behind the U.S., Italy, Spain and France.Over 88,000 people in the U.K. have tested positive, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was released from the hospital on Sunday.“It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS [National Health Service] for saving my life,” Johnson, 55, tweeted Sunday. “The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past.”9:15 a.m.: Sailor on USS Theodore Roosevelt diesA sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt died from coronavirus complications on Monday, four days after he was admitted to an intensive care unit in Guam, the Navy said.The sailor, whose name has not been released, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30. The sailor was taken off the ship and put at an isolation house at the naval base in Guam where he received medical checks twice a day, the Navy said.8:58 a.m.: Airline travel reaches another new lowOn Sunday, 90,510 travelers came through TSA checkpoints nationwide. Exactly one year earlier, 2,446,801 passengers were screened.7:02 a.m.: Spain reports a 2.09% rate of increase in newly diagnosed COVID-19 casesSpanish authorities reported on Monday that there were only 3,477 newly diagnosed cases of the coronavirus, a 2.09% rate of increase.The total number of confirmed cases is now at 3,477, the Spanish Health Ministry said.Business around the country that cannot operate remotely are allowed to reopen their doors to the public on Monday.All nonessential businesses will remain closed through April 26.4:55 a.m.: Moscow introduces digital passes to move around the cityThe Moscow government introduced a special page on their website to apply for a QR code to move around the city. The website became unavailable for some users on Monday morning, Meduza reported. Officials said the website was down due to a botnet attack, which was coming ‘also from abroad’. The pass will be obligatory starting from Wednesday.3:48 a.m.: President Trump retweets call to fire Dr. Anthony FauciPresident Trump retweeted a Twitter posting that demanded Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, be fired from his post.The tweet was in response to DeAnna Lorraine, a former candidate for Congress in California.Said Lorraine: “Fauci is now saying that had Trump listened to the medical experts earlier he could’ve saved more lives. Fauci was telling people on February 29th that there was nothing to worry about and it posed no threat to the US public at large. Time to #FireFauci.”Only hours earlier, Fauci had appeared on CNN saying that he thinks more lives could have been saved if mitigation efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus had started earlier.“I mean, obviously, you could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives,” Fauci told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “Obviously, no one is going to deny that. But what goes into those decisions is complicated … But you’re right, I mean, obviously, if we had right from the very beginning shut everything down, it may have been a little bit different. But there was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back then.”11:52 p.m.: Trump associate, referenced at briefings, dies of virusA longtime friend of Trump, whom the president said entered the hospital “for a mild stay” but then slipped into a coma due to the coronavirus, has died, ABC News confirmed.New York real estate mogul Stanley Chera died at a New York hospital where he was battling the virus, a source said.Although the president never mentioned Chera by name during his briefings on the virus, he described Chera’s battle with COVID-19 as a sobering moment for him personally.“I have some friends that are unbelievably sick,” Trump said at the White House coronavirus task force briefing on March 30. “We thought they were going in for a mild stay and, in one case, he’s unconscious, in a coma. And you say, ‘How did that happen?’”At the next day’s briefing, a somber Trump called on Americans to be “prepared for the hard days that lie ahead” as health advisers announced new projections indicating between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans could die from the virus.You “think of it as the flu, but it’s not the flu. It’s vicious,” Trump said. “When you send a friend to the hospital and you call up to find out how he is doing — it’s happened to me. Where he goes to the hospital, he says goodbye, he’s sort of a tough guy — a little older, a little heavier than he’d like to be, frankly — and you call up the next day, ‘How’s he doing?’ and, ‘Sir, he’s in a coma.’ This is not the flu.”Asked at the next briefing whether his friend’s struggle represented a turning point in this thinking about the virus, Trump said, “Yeah, well, not a turning point, no. Before that, I knew how — because I’m seeing numbers and I’m seeing statistics that are, you know, not exactly very good.”“But — but it hit him very hard,” Trump continued. “He’s strong — a very strong kind of a guy. But he’s older. He’s heavier. And he’s sort of central casting for what we’re talking about, and it hit him very hard. I’ve never seen anything like it.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USU Football Addresses Media Prior To Friday’s Game At Wake Forest

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State football head coach Gary Andersen, junior quarterback Jordan Love and senior defensive tackle Devon Anderson addressed the media ahead of this Friday’s season opener at Wake Forest.Andersen called fall camp “a positive” and cited the bonding that occurred on his team because of it.He called the Demon Deacons “an explosive offense” and called their redshirt junior quarterback, Jamie Newman, “a talented quarterback.”Concerning senior defensive back DJ Williams’ move from nickel to corner, he cited the fact that Wake Forest often plays with three to four receivers, so he wants to give as many Aggies cornerbacks reps as is possible.Andersen also said wide receiver was the toughest position to determine starters for in fall camp. He also wants to wear out opponents with the Aggies’ no-huddle offense he plans to employ throughout the season.He also spoke highly of Demon Deacons senior defensive back Essang Bassey, saying he has “great reactive skills” and likely has a long career ahead of him beyond college football.Love called fall camp “a really good camp” and said the last Wake Forest game, a 46-10 Aggies loss at Winston-Salem, N.C. in 2017, was a tough experience for him.Love also confirmed he still gets butterflies before games because of how the excitement builds up for him.Anderson said it was difficult learning a new defense, but said that scheme-wise it is a better defense for the Aggies to play.Anderson said he respects Newman’s size (as he is 6-4 and 230 pounds) and lauded him for not being “scared of contact.”In closing, Anderson said it is unreal to think of himself as a senior and the Baltimore native appreciates the opportunities Utah State has afforded him Tags: Devon Anderson/Essang Bassey/Gary Andersen/Jamie Newman/Jordan Love/USU Football/Wake Forest Demon Deacons August 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Football Addresses Media Prior To Friday’s Game At Wake Forest Brad Jameslast_img read more

Collins, Donald Sharp of Ocean City, NJ

first_imgCollins, Donald Sharp of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully under a pink sunset on the last day of summer, September 21, 2016. He left this world as he had wished, in the house that he was born 91 years earlier surrounded by the love of all of his children and several grandchildren and his oldest great-grandchild.Donald served honorably in WWII in the European theatre as a belly gunner of a B-17 bomber where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic actions.Once returning to the states, he worked at Airwork in Millville, NJ for over 40 years.Donald is survived by two daughters Maryann Noblett (Ray), Donna Lynn Gendusa (Vince), Randall Hughes (Deanna) and D. Scott Collins (Chere) as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more