Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Winners of DSC Social Change Awards 2020 announced

first_img  414 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Main photo: Debra Allcock Tyler, the Lord Dannatt and Caron Bradshaw at the awards Tagged with: Awards Directory of Social Change Howard Lake | 25 January 2020 | News This week the Directory of Social Change announced the winners of its twelfth annual Social Change Awards.Around 200 guests from the sector attended the awards evening in the Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords.Hosted by The Lord Dannatt and supported by Haysmacintyre and Centre 4 Learning, the event and awards are a celebration of the passionate individuals and effective organisations that are committed to making a positive impact on society.This year saw hundreds of nominations for the various award categories and thousands of votes.Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO of DSC, congratulated all those nominated in her opening speech, urging them to keep serving and standing up for those who need support.She said: “…It is our job to serve our beneficiaries to the best of our abilities in the way we deem best. And one of those ways has to be shouting truth to power.“So don’t you dare stop ‘banging on’ about stuff because people are tired or bored of it. In our sector we don’t ever accept the unacceptable, give up the fight, or lose hope. We don’t say to someone struggling with an addiction or depression or loneliness or fear, ‘Yep, you’re right love, no point trying. Accept it and give up’. We say, ‘You can change it and we will help you!’”.2020 winners The winners this year of the DSC Social Change Awards are:• Outstanding Contribution Award – Steve WoodSteve Wood accepts his award from General the Lord Dannatt • Everybody Benefits – Long Term Enterprise Award – Norfolk Community Law Service• Everybody Benefits – New Enterprise Award  – Street Paws• Influencer Award – Sally CallowSally Callow – winner of the Influencer Award• Rising Star Award – Elif KaranisElif Karanis wins the Rising Star Award• Great Giving Award – Vision FoundationThe winners and runners up all received beautiful framed artworks by the award-winning Grizelda. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Winners of DSC Social Change Awards 2020 announced 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.  413 total views,  2 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

Women’s basketball defeats UTA in Round 2 of WNIT, 71-52

first_imgColin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Previous articlePoor control on the mound leads to blowout loss for No. 20 baseballNext articleSecond comeback of the weekend propels Baseball to series victory over Texas Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Post Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/center_img Twitter ReddIt Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Facebook printAmy Okonkwo led the Horned Frogs with 19 points in their WNIT second round victory over UTA. Photo by Heesoo Yang.After allowing UT Arlington to cut a 17-point lead to just four late in the third quarter, TCU women’s basketball dominated the fourth quarter to defeat the Mavericks 71-52 in round two of the WNIT.“It was important that we played hard this game,” center Jordan Moore said. “I think when we get in the huddles and everything, we talk to each other like if we’re going to get punched, we’re going to punch back.”The first quarter was fast-paced, with the Horned Frogs looking to score in the first half of the shot clock on most possessions. This strategy translated to powerful offense, as TCU shot 50 percent from the field in the period.“Trying to [not] allow Arlington to find a rhythm and comfort,” head coach Raegan Pebley said of her goal for their early fast pace.On the other side of the ball, the Horned Frogs looked to prevent UTA from getting comfortable on offense by pressing full court and trapping the Maverick guards after they crossed half court. This intense defense caused UTA to make just four field goals in the opening quarter and helped maintain a 20-10 lead for TCU going into the second.The game slowed down in the second quarter, as the two teams went to work in the half court. The Mavericks pulled within seven points at one moment, but the Horned Frogs were able to respond each time they put together a run. Despite shooting 11 percent from deep in the first half, TCU led 35-20 going into the halftime break. With a combined 16 points, Moore and forward Amy Okonkwo led the way for the Horned Frogs. Moore finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds in the contest.UTA came out swinging in the second half. After shooting 20 percent from the field in the first half, the Mavericks shot 50 percent as a team in the third quarter.  A 9-3 run for UTA deep into the period slimmed TCU’s lead to just four with 1:33 left; however, two late baskets for the Horned Frogs gave them a 51-43 lead heading into the fourth.Guard Cierra Johnson was instrumental for the Mavericks in their late push. The Sun Belt Conference MVP scored 14 of her game-high 23 points in just the third quarter.“To be honest, I was just playing,” Johnson said. “There wasn’t really much running through my head besides ‘We just have to fight.’”The Horned Frogs seemed unrattled by the Maverick’s surge as they took control in the fourth quarter. Okonkwo and guard Lauren Heard lead TCU on a 18-4 run to start the final period, blowing the game wide open and putting the nail in the coffin for UTA.“We just re-focused,” Moore said about TCU’s response to the UTA run. “We knew what we were supposed to do and how we were supposed to do it.”A strong defensive effort in the fourth quarter by TCU propelled them to their 22nd victory of the season. Photo by Heesoo YangDuring that time, Okonkwo scored eight of her team-high 19 points for the game. “I think my teammates do a great job of finding me in those open positions,” Okonkwo said of her versatility. “I just do whatever I can.”For the second-straight game, all 11 players on TCU’s active roster were able to play.The win was TCU’s 16th at home this season and marks a school record. The Frogs also improved to 22-10 on the season, giving them back-to-back seasons with 22 wins for the third time in program history. The Horned Frogs will face the winner of the Arkansas and UAB game in the quarterfinals of the WNIT. Time and location for round three will depend on the outcome of that game. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics ReddItlast_img read more

Lessons of perseverance

first_imgReddIt ReddIt Life in Fort Worth Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Olivia Wales Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions Facebook printLoading 50%Lessons of perseveranceBy Olivia WalesPhoto credit: Douglas Moore/ AP file photosPhoto credit: Douglas Moore/ AP file photosTwo tragedies — the Kent State Shootings and COVID-19 –have bookended his academic life.Meet TCU’s outgoing dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts: Andrew Schoolmaster.In 1970, during the aftermath of the May 4 shooting by Ohio National guardsmen, Andrew Schoolmaster finished his first year of college by mail.Now the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing him to close his career as a professor and dean while working from home. Protests against the Vietnam War reached a critical stage in the spring of 1970. Students across the country were protesting U.S. involvement. In the early afternoon of May 4, an estimated 3,000 protestors and spectators gathered on the campus Commons at Kent State to protest the expansion of the war into Cambodia. They were met by the Ohio National Guard. At least 1,000 guardsmen had been sent to Kent, Ohio, by the governor in response to continued protests. The crowd was ordered to disperse. It’s unclear who ordered the guardsmen to shoot. Schoolmaster was in a world history class. It was a 12 p.m. class; shots were fired 24 minutes later. “All you could hear were sirens,” Schoolmaster said. “It just seemed like they wouldn’t stop.”Four students were killed; nine lay injured. Class was dismissed.In the confusion, he tossed a few things into one suitcase and caught a ride home to Rochester, New York, with someone living down the hall. With police circling the campus and yelling into bullhorns, Schoolmaster said it felt like they were under martial law. Within three hours the campus was vacant. “Everyone knew that something terrible had happened, but no one had a sense of the magnitude,” Schoolmaster said. He didn’t learn the full story until he watched the evening news. Among the dead was his friend and ROTC sergeant, William Schroeder.  Dr. Jerry Lewis was an assistant professor of sociology at Kent State, and an eye-witness to the shootings.He was standing in the Prentice Hall parking lot, worrying about the National Guardsmen using their bayonets on the students.They fired instead.”My first thought was that the guard were firing at me,” Lewis said. “That was how I was taught in the Army.”He dove behind the bushes for cover. The Prentice Hall parking lot was where most students were killed or injured. The shootings triggered a nationwide student strike, and many universities closed. TCU stayed open, but students felt the impact.On Tuesday, May 5, 100 students sat in a circle around Frog Fountain for a silent vigil.They sat in silence, holding hands for 30 minutes in memory of the four Kent State students who were killed. ‘Snail-mail’Weeks later, Schoolmaster received a letter from Kent State. To complete each of his courses, he had to write a two-page summary of each chapter yet to be covered in all of his textbooks. Then, he had to mail the summaries back to his professors. “There was no Zoom, no internet, nothing,” Schoolmaster said. “Just snail-mail and the telephone.”Lewis assigned his students the same task. “We were given the addresses of the students in our classes,” he said. “We were told to contact them and come up with something.”Lewis continues to teach at Kent State as a guest lecturer on the events of May 4. Photo credit: Associated Press.Photo by Cristian Arguetasoto.Photo credit: Associated Press.Photo by Cristian Arguetasoto.The ‘white-knuckle adventure’Schoolmaster said students today have significant advantages. They can communicate with professors through the internet and Zoom, a video-conferencing platform many TCU professors use to conduct classes remotely. First-year speech pathology major Libby Warren recognizes this advantage, as well as the difficulties that still remain with online instruction.“The professors have been so good with communication, but I think they are struggling as much as we are,” she said. “We’re all going through this change together.” Schoolmaster calls it a “white-knuckle adventure.” He learned that TCU would move classes online for the semester at a special meeting of the Provost Council on March 11. For the next two weeks, he led the college in the process of converting all courses online.After 40 years as a professor, and 13 years as the dean of AddRan, he will retire this year with off-campus instruction once again. But now his days are filled with emails and Zoom meetings instead of postage and ink. “It’s a mixture of sadness and surprise,” Schoolmaster said. “This is just not how I envisioned the end of my career.”This is not how TCU students envisioned the end of their semesters, either. They left campus for spring break on March 7, expecting to return one week later.“I knew about the coronavirus, but I never thought we wouldn’t be able to come back,” Warren said. “I was even excited when spring break was extended one extra week.” But once it was announced that students wouldn’t be coming back, Warren found herself packing up her dorm room in Colby Hall weeks earlier than expected. First year students Libby Warren and Taylor Kalahar in front of Colby Hall. Photo credit: Libby Warren.First year students Libby Warren and Taylor Kalahar in front of Colby Hall. Photo credit: Libby Warren.“We were just starting to make friends,” Warren said. “We were just starting to get comfortable with everything. Then it was just, like, over. But, I know it’ll work out so I’m looking forward to next semester.”July, 1970Schoolmaster wasn’t able to clear out his dorm room until three months after the May 4 shootings. He returned to a quiet Kent State campus. “It was sad,” he said. “I was anxious about what was going to happen, but I knew I had to get my room cleaned out.”Fears of protests and violence lingered, so Kent State University assigned move out dates and times to limit student interaction, Schoolmaster said. Fall 1970Lewis said the fall of 1970 was very emotional at Kent State.Grieving and hugging people could be seen across campus. Students worried about course credits from the previous semester. There were small demonstrations. Schoolmaster said students were determined to get back to their classes and move forward. He spent the next nine years at Kent State, completing his Bachelor of Science in education, and his master’s and Ph.D. in geography. He said his career as a professor was inspired by the ability to do research, flexibility to teach various courses and his last name.”My last name is Schoolmaster, what else was I going to do?” Dr. Andrew Schoolmaster. Photo by TCU Magazine. Dr. Andrew Schoolmaster. Photo by TCU Magazine. Schoolmaster at the Trinity River teaching students. Photo by TCU Magazine.Schoolmaster at the Trinity River teaching students. Photo by TCU Magazine.Schoolmaster in front of the horned frog statue in 2007. Photo by TCU Magazine.Schoolmaster in front of the horned frog statue in 2007. Photo by TCU Magazine.The School Master of TCU In 2007, Schoolmaster became the dean of AddRan.In his first few years, he helped design Scharbauer Hall, currently home to AddRan and the John V. Roach Honors College.Schoolmaster carries the lessons of perseverance from his past into the present circumstances.“I never dreamed it would happen, but we got through it 50 years ago, and we’ll get through it 50 years later.” TopBuilt with Shorthand A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Studying abroad during a pandemic ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs + posts Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Facebookcenter_img NewsCOVID-19Living LegacyLessons of perseveranceBy Olivia Wales – April 20, 2020 1700 Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Previous articleHoroscope: April 20, 2020Next articleBoschini talks about how COVID-19 affects TCU Olivia Wales RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Meet the 2021 Student Body Officer Candidates Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitterlast_img read more

RWB and Congolese partner call for release of three journalists

first_img Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica News Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders February 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts The three men are held in the cells of the National Intelligence Agency in Kinshasa and denied visits by their friends and family, lawyers and doctors. They are suspected of contacts with a former army officer, John Tshibangu, a deserter accused of forming a rebel movement. Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo RSF_en February 16, 2021 Find out more To mark International Day to End Impunity, Reporters Without Borders’ partner organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo, JED, has published a statement drawing attention to the illegal detention of three journalists and the many abuses suffered by the media in the DRC. Reporters Without Borders supports JED’s demand for the three journalists’ release.Pierre Sosthène Kambidi, a journalist and editor with the TV station Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), Fortunat Kasongo, owner of Radio Télévision Autonome du Sud Kasaï (RTAS), and John Mpoyi, technical director of the provincial affiliate of Radio Lisanga Télévision (RLTV), were arrested in August this year and have yet to be informed of the charges against them. November 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB and Congolese partner call for release of three journalistscenter_img News News JED “urges the Congolese political and judicial authorities immediately to order the release of these journalists, held illegally, or failing this to put them on trial now before a competent court so that they are clear about the charges against them”.JED also said it had recorded 158 breaches of freedom of the press since 1 January this year, and noted that “the impunity enjoyed by known and identifiable people” who were behind these attacks on the media “is at the root of the lack of security and worsening state of the media in the DRC”. Click here to read the full JED statement in French. February 24, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further News Help by sharing this information Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica last_img read more

Plea Seeking Adequate Protection and Compensation For Nurses Working In Private Clinics, Delhi HC Directs Centre And Delhi Govt To File Replies

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Seeking Adequate Protection and Compensation For Nurses Working In Private Clinics, Delhi HC Directs Centre And Delhi Govt To File Replies Karan Tripathi6 July 2020 1:57 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed the Centre as well as the Delhi Government to file detailed replies in a plea seeking adequate protection for nurses and healthcare staff working in private nursing homes. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the counsels appearing for both the governments to positively address the demands raised by the…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?LoginDelhi High Court has directed the Centre as well as the Delhi Government to file detailed replies in a plea seeking adequate protection for nurses and healthcare staff working in private nursing homes. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the counsels appearing for both the governments to positively address the demands raised by the Petitioner and find ways to fulfill them. Filed by Distress Management Collective, the petition seeks a direction to be issued to the concerned government departments to ensure that nurses and healthcare workers in the private nursing homes are being provided adequate safety kits to deal with COVID19. The Petitioner organisation wants parity between the facilities provided to healthcare workers in government as well as private hospitals and clinics. In today’s hearing, the Petitioner submitted the following demands before the court: Respondents should set up a helpline number, along with 24×7 WhatsApp facility, for nurses working in private clinics. The said helplines shall ensure that the grievance of the said nurses are addressed within 24 hours Delhi Government shall clarify that whether its order dated April 7, which provides for granting ex-gratia compensation to the healthcare workers who are victims of COVID19, also apply to healthcare workers who got infected despite not working in a COVID facility Private nursing homes should be directed to file undertakings stating that they take responsibility of providing N95 masks and PPE kits to their employees Nurses working in the private nursing homes shall be made entitled to Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PM-GKY) Government should provide nurses working in private clinics with boarding/quarantine facilities in order to ensure their parity with the nurses working in government facilities Government shall appoint a Nodal Officer for the dedicated concerns of the nurses and healthcare workers working in private hospitals. When these demands were put before the counsels appearing for the Centre and the Delhi Government, they could not satisfy the court regarding the status of existing schemes that can address the aforesaid demands. The court rapped both the counsels by stating that: ‘You don’t even know about the policy (PMGKY), what is the mode of paying the premium, who all are covered, who should be paying the premium. Is it too much to ask for from a government to address the concerns of nurses and paramedics.’ The court further said: ‘Someone should listen to the grievances of the nurses. We understand that the government can’t pay for everything, but that is where you engage the private nursing homes.’ While giving some time for the counsels appearing for both the Centre and the Delhi Government to take instructions and file replies to the demands raised by the Petitioner, the court adjourned the matter till July 17. Next Storylast_img read more

Central Govt Allows Sudarshan TV To Broadcast “Bindass Bol” Show, Directs To ‘Ensure That The Show Does Nor Violate Programme Codes”[Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCentral Govt Allows Sudarshan TV To Broadcast “Bindass Bol” Show, Directs To ‘Ensure That The Show Does Nor Violate Programme Codes”[Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Sep 2020 4:49 AMShare This – xThe Central Government has permitted Sudarshan News TV to telecast its controversial programme titled “Bindass Bol”, which was earlier stayed by the Delhi High Court on a prima facie finding that its promo/ trailer is violative of the Programme Code set out under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. As the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gave a green signal…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 Central Government has permitted Sudarshan News TV to telecast its controversial programme titled “Bindass Bol”, which was earlier stayed by the Delhi High Court on a prima facie finding that its promo/ trailer is violative of the Programme Code set out under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. As the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gave a green signal to the news channel, the show, allegedly about ‘Muslim infiltration’ in civil services, The Ministry took note of the channel’s submission that the show does not violate any law and that if at all any of its content is found to be e violative, action as per law may be taken. It thus granted permission with a caution as under: “Having regard to the aforementioned facts and circumstances of the case, Sudarshan TV channel is hereby directed to ensure that the programme proposed to be telecast does not violate any of the programme codes. If any violation of the programme code is found, action as per law will be taken.” On August 28, the Delhi High Court stayed the broadcast of ‘Bindass Bol’ show, after a petitioner submitted that its trailer openly engages in hate speech and defamation against students of Jamia Milia Islamia and the Muslim community. Delhi HC Stays Broadcast Of Sudarshan TV’s Show Communalising UPSC Recruitment Of Muslims The petitioners had submitted the show claims that the success of Jamia Milia Islamia students in the Civil Services examination 2020 represents a “conspiracy to infiltrate the civil service by Muslims”. Subsequently, the High Court disposed of the petition with a direction to the Central Government, which had already issued notice to the channel, to finally decide on matter within 48 hours of the receipt of the response from the news channel. In its representation before the Ministry, the news channel refuted the attempted pre-censorship. It submitted: “The Ministry has sought clarification about the programme which is planned to be run at a later time. The channel has requested for being informed as to whether there is any practice in the Ministry for seeking explanation prior to the running of a programme. It is further submitted that according to the channel it is its right to telecast a programme and if the said programme is found to be violative of law then action may be taken; however, prior to the running of the programme the script may not be asked for.” It was contended that the Ministry’s Notice was an attempt to do pre-censorship of a TV programme which is unprecedented and violative of the constitutional rights of the TV channel. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday March 20th

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday March 20th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Google+ Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – March 20, 2020 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday March 20th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleAll Motorsport competitions off to June 1stNext articlecafes, pubs and restaurants across UK to close tonight News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

Florida issues Amber Alert for 2 young children missing in Jacksonville

first_imgFlorida Department of Law Enforcement(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Authorities are desperately searching for two young children who disappeared over the weekend in Jacksonville, Fla.Braxton Williams, 6, and his sister Bri’ya Williams, 5, were last seen playing in front of their residence in Jacksonville’s Paradise Village mobile home community on Sunday morning. Family members searched for the children before reporting them missing that afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an Amber Alert for the children, describing them as “endangered.”“We’re not going to spare any expense, the search will continue throughout the night as it’s going right now until we find these children,” Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Christian Hancock said at a press conference Sunday evening. “We’re searching ponds, we’re searching trash cans, we’re searching everything.”Braxton was wearing a red sweater with blue jeans, while Bri’ya was wearing black leggings and a grey sweatshirt with colorful writing on the front. Braxton has a form of autism called Asperger syndrome but will communicate with others, according to Hancock.Anyone with information on the children’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or 911.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

California city official cited after allegedly assaulting stay-at-home protesters at his home

first_imgLordRunar/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(FRESNO, Calif.) — The heated debate on when and how to reopen the country amid the coronavirus pandemic allegedly turned violent Tuesday when protesters confronted a city council member at his home. Fresno, California city council president Miguel Arias was cited for assault Tuesday after a group of protesters showed up at his apartment demanding that businesses reopen and social distancing restrictions be lifted, police confirmed to ABC News. A police spokesman said there was sufficient evidence that Arias committed assault against the protesters, but he told ABC Fresno station KFSN-TV that it was the protesters who illegally tried to enter his home. “I’ve never had somebody violate — not only did they go into private property that’s gated that requires security to get through, but they showed up to my front door and banged on my front door,” Arias told the station. In a video of the incident, protesters with microphones and cameras can be seen arguing with Arias at his front door at the top of the stairwell when he shoves one of the protesters.Protesters say they were just there to ask the council member questions because they and California small businesses are suffering financially. Arias, however, told KFSN that his private home isn’t the proper venue for debate.“I asked him to leave, I told him this wasn’t the place, this was my home, and he refused to do it, so I moved him out of the way and I escorted him down the stairs,” Arias told the station. “Folks didn’t want to give way to my private property, so I moved them out of the way.” Fresno Mayor Lee Brand previously told the station that about 25 protesters visited his home Tuesday and had a “peaceful discussion.” Police cited Arias with three counts of assault and told ABC that they are still trying to determine if anyone was trying to break into his home.California Gov. Gavin Newsom released guidance Tuesday for the reopening of some industries but cautioned that while California “is flattening the curve but we MUST continue to allow science and public health to guide us,” Newsom tweeted. There are more than 71,000 diagnosed cased of COVID-19 in California and at least 2,882 deaths. The U.S. coronavirus death toll now stands at more than 82,000.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more