Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc ( 2004 Annual Report

July 12, 2021

first_imgThomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc (  2004 annual report.Company ProfileThomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc is a design and printing company in Nigeria offering services for graphic design, colour separation, general printing, paper converting and publishing. Major clients include Unilever Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company, MTN Communications, Four Mills of Nigeria, Mr Biggs, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University, Corona School Trust Council and Queen College. Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc specialises in producing products for schools and universities which includes exercise books, ruled paper, duplicated books, spiral- and quarter-bound books and typing paper. The company also prints calendars and diaries. A subsidiary of Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells bulk toilet rolls and facial tissues for large businesses and education institutions. Formerly known as Thomas Wyatt and Sons (West Africa), the company changed its name to Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc when the company amalgamated two of its subsidiaries; Thomas Wyatt and Son (Northern Nigeria) Limited and Apex (Eastern Nigeria) Limited. The company operates through depots in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Onitsha and Ibadan. Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( 2015 Annual Report

July 12, 2021

first_imgNewrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileNewrest ASL Plc is a multi-sector catering company in Nigeria specialising in out-of-home food services for the hospitality, aviation, mining and corporate sectors. It is the only multi-sector catering company in Nigeria. The company’s service footprint extends to 49 countries around the world. The catering operation is extensive with over 30 000 employees turning out more than a million meals a day. Newrest ASL Plc’s client base includes: airline companies, providing menu design, skills training, logistics management, picking and packing bars and dry stores and catering for airport lounges and VIP flights; railway companies, offering catering, cleaning and logistic services to railway operators through Newrest Wagons-Lit; oil, gas and mining companies, offering catering services for remote sites; and commercial and corporate entities, handling daily meal plans and catering for functions, inhouse restaurants and cafeterias. Newrest ASL supplies and markets its own inhouse brands which includes Le RDV, Daily Break, Caffé Lindo, Sky Shop and The Lunch. Newrest ASL Plc is majority-owned by its management where over 300 managers have a combined stake in the business of 88.7%. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Newrest ASL Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

James Mathes to join Virginia Theological Seminary faculty as associate…

June 20, 2021

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Feb 13, 2017 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Comments (2) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ February 21, 2017 at 11:52 am My personal experience with Bp. Mathes has been nothing but negative. My perception of him is that he always held himself out as something better than I am, and I felt like he treated me like an inferior piece of dirt. Perhaps it was because I called him out on obtaining a $600,000+ loan from the Diocese of San Diego to help him buy a $1,000,000+ home and posted those undisputed facts on Facebook. My opinion is that’s not a proper use of the Church’s money and that it should instead be spent on helping the least among us and supporting struggling parishes. I recognize that others admire him, but I do not. He is a very big reason why I chose to leave the Episcopal Church and get ordained as an Old Catholic, where the bishops have less grandiose material ambitions. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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David Justin Lynch says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem February 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm In reading Bishop Jim Mathes’ accomplishments, it is clear that he is constant to the promise of his youth. My wife, Anne, was on the faculty of the Webb School, which is his high school alma mater. He was an exceptional student, and Terri, a delightful young lady, who was the perfect complement for Bishop Mathes. I have the hardest time not calling him ‘Jim.’ Anne and I have the best wishes for him and Terri. We are delighted to hear their good news. Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bob Scruggs says: [Virginia Theological Seminary] The trustees of the Virginia Theological Seminary, at their Feb. 8 board meeting, unanimously approved the appointment of the Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes (’91) as the new associate dean of students. Mathes, who is currently the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, will join the VTS community this summer. He will be responsible for community formation and admissions, and will serve as the chief chaplain to students.“Virginia Seminary is delighted that Bishop Mathes has accepted this call to serve,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of VTS. “As an alumnus, he is coming home. We are looking forward to having Jim and Terri as a part of the seminary community.”Before coming to VTS as a student, Mathes worked in educational development where he helped raise money for his high school alma mater, The Webb School, and directed a successful campaign for St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, an Episcopal school in Sewanee, Tennessee.On March 22, 1992, he was ordained a priest at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Belmont, Massachusetts.His passion for education and personal growth transferred to a passion for parish life when he became rector of The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less in Northfield, Illinois. During his seven years there, church attendance doubled, school participation tripled, and the congregation founded a community outreach program for the elderly and disabled.In 2001, Mathes was named canon to the ordinary for the Diocese of Chicago, where he directed the Department of Deployment and Congregational Development. He secured a grant from the Lilly Endowment to establish a clergy mentoring program. He also helped guide 130 congregations through a strategic planning process.On Nov. 13, 2004, Mathes was elected to serve as the fourth bishop of San Diego and was consecrated in March of 2005. As bishop, Mathes was responsible for raising up future leaders of the Church, walking with them through their discernment process and seminary experience. Under his leadership, the diocese completed a successful capital campaign that established a diocesan school for ministry, created an outreach center serving San Diego’s homeless and working poor, and seeded a clergy mentorship fund. In 2007 he received an honorary doctorate from VTS. In 2014 he received the Mayor George Moscone Humanitarian Award for his support of the LGBTQ community.Markham continued: “Bishop Mathes is a man of deep wisdom and sensitivity. Seminarians are looking forward to learning from his extensive experience of parish and diocesan service.”Mathes and his wife, Terri, have two adult children.Editor’s note: In a Feb. 13 letter posted on the diocesan website, Mathes wrote about his pending departure. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

Municipal government in Santa Fe province closes critical newspaper’s print shop

June 12, 2021

first_img News Organisation RSF_en ArgentinaAmericas News Reporters Without Borders condemns the sudden closure of the regional daily El Observador’s print shop by the municipal authorities of a town in Santa Fe province on 25 July on the grounds that it lacked the necessary authorisation. The organisation thinks it was a political reprisal by the city hall. July 31, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Municipal government in Santa Fe province closes critical newspaper’s print shop News Reporters Without Borders today called for the reopening of the regional daily El Observador’s print shop, which was closed without warning by the municipal authorities in San Lorenzo, in the east-central province of Santa Fe, on 25 July on the grounds that it lacked the necessary authorisation. The organisation is convinced this was just a pretext.“The municipal authorities acted in an arbitrary manner in using an alleged ‘lack of authorisation’ while many other local companies are in a similar administrative situation and have never been prevented from functioning,” the press freedom organisation said.“The dispute between El Observador and San Lorenzo mayor Mónica de la Quintana is well known and this is not the first time the city hall has targeted a newspaper,” Reporters Without Borders added. “The case has been referred to the courts, which should quash this closure order and award the newspaper damages.”City official Ariel Santacruz went to the printery accompanied by police on the morning of 25 July, asked to see its permit, and then placed a seal over the entrance without first writing an official report. The authorities claimed that the purpose of the visit was simply to establish where the printery was operating with the “required permits.” The newspaper has not been published since then.El Observador owner and publisher Andrés Sharetta attributed the closure to the newspaper’s editorial line and, in particular, its criticism of the mayor, who is a member of the Frente para la Victoria (FV), a movement launched by President Néstor Kirchner that suffered a defeat in the 1 July provincial elections.Three municipal councillors from the bloc that controls the city hall wrote to city council official Leonardo Raimundo on 17 July criticising the “misnamed” El Observador and its journalists and accusing them of “tending to sow doubt about the conduct of public affairs by defamation and by using and abusing attacks, insults and bad faith.” After receiving the letter, Raimundo asked municipal employees to check whether the newspaper had all the necessary commercial permits.Sharreta has asked a San Lorenzo court to rescind the closure. ArgentinaAmericas to go further Follow the news on Argentina Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 19, 2020 Find out more News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena’s Trash Workers Pile Into City Council, Demand More Than 25¢ per Hour Raise

June 12, 2021

first_img Business News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Still in the midst of negotiations, the men in orange who pick up Pasadena’s garbage with a smile came to Monday’s City Council meeting to ask for a bigger raise.Made up of 27 employees who spend Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, and every other holiday picking up solid waste to keep the streets of Pasadena beautiful, the department said the 25 cent raise they have received in the past seven years is simply not enough to sustain living.The City offered a two percent raise for the next three years. One of the men noted that trash and recyclable collections is listed in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S. because of the high fatality rate according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a list that does not include firemen or police officers.Pasadena Police officers received an 8.65 percent increase on July 1 with ten additional steps offered with a minimum differential of 2.5°/o.“I feel like I have to get a second job now. My rent goes up every year, grocery shopping, everything is going up except my pay. We love working for the city, but we need to be recognized,” Jose Munoz said to the City Council. “We feel that our department is a forgotten department. We feel that our department is a really important department, we are picking up your trash.”Munoz spoke about many of the fleet trucks being without air conditioning in the over 100 degree heat.Councilmember John Kennedy instructed City Manager Michael Beck to answer the questions of the workers especially pertaining to air conditioning.“What we do is a dangerous job, people don’t realize that, from 17 to 25 tons down alleys. We are good at what we do, we take it seriously. I invite each and everyone of you to ride along with us, maybe you’ll have a better appreciation of what we do,” Tim Singleton said.Kyle Johnson has worked for the City for 16 years and simply asked for a little more respect.“Our birthdays are spent on the road doing our route so that we can make our city clean. 25 cents over seven years is kinda hard to live with,” Johnson said.Jose Rivera said the solid waste department is not asking for much, even a five or six percent raise for the next three years would be enough for the unit to carry on.Compared to Glendale and Burbank, Pasadena’s refuse collectors get paid less according to Rivera. Negotiations will resume this week. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Pasadena’s Trash Workers Pile Into City Council, Demand More Than 25¢ per Hour Raise Story and Photograph by RACHEL YOUNG Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 7:08 pmcenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment Community Newslast_img read more

Migrants Crisis : SC Reserves Order After Hearing Centre, States; To Pass Further Directions On June 9

May 26, 2021

first_imgTop StoriesMigrants Crisis : SC Reserves Order After Hearing Centre, States; To Pass Further Directions On June 9 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Jun 2020 3:51 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday reserved orders on the suo moto case registered on the issue of migrants crisis, after hearing the Centre, State Government and intervnors.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah observed during the course of hearing that directions for ensuring the welfare of migrants who have now reached their native states will be passed.The bench said…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 reserved orders on the suo moto case registered on the issue of migrants crisis, after hearing the Centre, State Government and intervnors.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah observed during the course of hearing that directions for ensuring the welfare of migrants who have now reached their native states will be passed.The bench said it will pass further directions next Tuesday, June 9.”What we propose to do is that we will give you(Centre) & the states 15 days time to transport all migrants. All states will have to bring on record how they will provide employment and other kinds of relief. There should be registration of the migrants”, the bench observed.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated that in accordance with guidelines, Indian Railways operated 4228 trains till 3rd June and shared statistics regarding the number of migrants transported.SG also suggested that the existing system devised for train travel must be allowed to continue, as announcing trains in advance would lead to chaos.”There can’t be objection to declaring trains in advance, but if it’s made open to all there will be rush at the station. There are 2 trains for which registration was not done earlier. The system adopted by state so far has worked effectively, let it remain”, SG said.Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves submitted that there were still issues at ground level with respect to registration for travel.”The registration system is not working, which is a major problem. Half the migrant workers are not able to register to even go back”, he said. He further stated that two other HCs made an observation on this issue and there is need to simplify the process.Sr. Adv. Indira Jaising said that migrants should be allowed to travel like any other passenger. “The problem is that these migrants are not being treated like any other passengers who want to travel on train”, she submitted.””Allow them to manually get tickets. Trains be announced one week in advance, so that everyone knows when the train will depart, from which destination to where and and what time”, she added.She also highlighted the issue of migrant workers facing FIR for walking back home amid lockdown.The Court also heard Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal, Jaideep Gupta (for TMC MP Mahua Moitra), ASG Sanjay Jain, P S Narasimha (for UP Govt), Ranjit Kumar (Bihar), Jayant Muthu Raj (Tamil Nadu), G Prakash (Kerala), Siboo Sankar Mishra (Odisha), Prabhuling Navadgi (Karnataka), Aman Lekhi (Madhya Pradesh), Manish Singhvi (Rajasthan), Prabhu Patil (NHRC), Maninder Singh (Gujarat), K V Vishwanathan (NLSIU alumni) etc.On May 29, the bench had passed a slew of directions to ensure free travel for migrants, and availability of food and water for travelling migrants. Detailed account of live updates from hering may be read here.(From updates given from SC by Sanya Talwar)Next Storylast_img read more

Updated: SUNY Cortland student killed in Dryden crash

May 25, 2021

first_img (Update 3 p.m. Thursday, May 16) — This story was updated with additional information.DRYDEN, N.Y. — A SUNY Cortland student was killed after a crash early Wednesday on Livermore Road in Dryden, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies say the one-car crash occurred at about 3:39 a.m. Wednesday, May 15. A Kia Soul had been traveling north on Livermore Road around that time when it went off the east shoulder and struck a tree. Both the driver and passenger were transported to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. The driver appeared to have sustained minor injuries, Sheriff Derek Osborne said.The passenger, who the sheriff’s office has identified as 26-year-old Glennys Alandra Cordero, of Bronx, was pronounced dead at the hospital.Cordero was a senior resident assistant at Tompkins Cortland Community College and 2017 graduate of TC3’s graphic design program. She was attending SUNY Cortland to earn her bachelor’s degree, according to a Facebook post on Thursday from TC3 which said she was a wonderful person with a soul full of “love, life and care and respect for others.” Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor “Both communities are deeply affected by the loss of such a vibrant presence. She was an active community member who was passionate about the well being of others. We will miss her very much, as will all who knew her or even had the opportunity to spend a few moments with her. She was a people person through and through. Thank you Glennys for sharing your light with us, we will be forever grateful,” the statement read.Cordero was an artist and on her portfolio website said she was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and she moved to the United States in her early teens. She wrote that she lived for a long period in New York City, but decided to move Upstate so she could develop her own style of art “without falling into the monotony of the mainstream culture.”As of Thursday afternoon, Osborne said he had no information yet on the cause of the crash.In a statement to the campus community, SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum said Cordero was dynamic and outgoing and “well liked by all who knew her.”In addition to the sheriff’s office, the New York State Police Accident Reconstruction Team, Tompkins Cortland Community College Public Safety, the Dryden Fire Department, Dryden Ambulance and the Town of Dryden Highway Department assisted at the scene.The crash is still under investigation.This story will be updated when more information is available.center_img Tagged: crash, dryden, tompkins county sheriff’s office Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor last_img read more

EXTREME CHALLENGE: 4-H students compete to build the best birdhouse

May 24, 2021

first_img By Jaine Treadwell EXTREME CHALLENGE: 4-H students compete to build the best birdhouse Ward visited Barron’s classroom and used the knowledge he has gained designing and building birdhouses over the years to advise the students on the how-to’s of building birdhouses.“What Coach Ward said he wanted the students to know from the start that they didn’t have to go out and purchase materials to build their birdhouses,” Thomas Hicks said. “Troy is known for its dedication to recycling so Coach Ward encouraged the students to look around home for materials they could use to build their birdhouses.”Hicks said, not only would the students learn from building their birdhouses, they would also benefit from a lesson in recycling.Ward encouraged the students to consider their personal interests when deciding on a design for their birdhouses. You Might Like Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Email the author Published 9:09 pm Friday, November 22, 2019 “I talked with them about the designs for their birdhouses, the materials they would need, and about the construction process,” Ward said. “I wanted this to be a learning adventure for the students and a lot of fun.”Barron said Ward generated interest and excitement among the students.“He encouraged them to be creative in designing their birdhouses,” she said. “He got them thinking. They realized that building birdhouses was an individual project that could reflect their interests and that there was no right or wrong way.The students let their imaginations run free and the results were amazing.On Friday, Ward was back at PLAS to visit the 4-H’ers in Jennifer Barron’s classroom. His builders hosted “Open Birdhouse” just for him.The birdhouses were displayed and each student had the opportunity to share information about their eXtreme birdhouses.Ward said he was eXtremely pleased with the creativity of the “builders” and also with the craftsmanship.“I could tell they had put a lot of thought into the designs of their birdhouses,” Ward said. “All of the birdhouses were all different and the craftsmanship was very good.  Some of them had found good use for many things that could have been thrown away.”The Extreme Birdhouse 4-H project will be judged and the winners will be announced.Ward said the judges will have difficult decisions to make. Barron agreed that judges have difficult decisions to make as to who wins.  But, there are times when everybody wins. And, her students are all winners. Each month, the Pike Liberal Arts 4-H Club members are challenged with a project. Little did they know their project for November would be one for the birds.The 4-H project for the month was to build an eXtreme birdhouse and the 4-H challenge was to construct the absolutely best birdhouse possible.Jennifer Barron, PLAS fourth-grade teacher, said there was no right way or wrong way to construct the birdhouse.  The projects would be graded on artistic awareness and knowledge of the materials.center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration And, who better to lead the students in this project than a retired PLAS teacher/coach who is well-known for his expertise as a builder of birdhouses.Barron and Thomas Hicks, the dad of Ridge Hicks, fourth-grade 4-H president, were in agreement that Dwight Ward would be an excellent advisor for the project.Ward readily agreed to advise the 4-H’ers on building bird houses, from the ground way up, so to speak. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Skip POW WOW: TES students celebrate Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the year. And, for those kids in kindergarten,… read more Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Judge urges release of children from ICE detention centers

May 18, 2021

first_imgCHRISsadowski/iStockBY: QUINN OWEN, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A federal judge ordered immigration authorities on Friday to release migrant children held at family detention centers.Dolly Gee, a specially assigned judge who oversees conditions for migrant children in U.S. custody, directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to match minors held longer than 20 days with suitable sponsors or release them with their parents.But there could be some exceptions. Gee wrote in her ruling that a parent failing to consent to their child residing with a sponsor or a lack of sponsor can both be deemed excusable reasons for keeping a minor in detention.“No parent or child wants to be separated from each other. Family integrity is a human right,” Andrea Meza, legal services at director at RAICES, which advocates for detained families, told ABC News. “Today, Judge Gee did a good thing by lighting a fire under ICE for them to release families together.”According to the court filing, 124 children were held at the detention facilities as of June 8. ICE maintains three family centers in Texas and Pennsylvania.The decision comes as the first cases of COVID-19 were reported at one of the Texas centers this week. Eleven detainees tested positive at the facility in Karnes County, Texas, according to an independent monitor tasked with collecting data on the facilities. Advocates have called on the administration to release migrants due to increased risk of exposure in common areas with other families.Gee underscored in her ruling that the detention centers were “on fire” and that “renewed and more vigorous efforts must be undertaken” to transfer vulnerable children from the facilities.Increased focus on the Texas facilities comes as the state reports a large increase in coronavirus cases. Texas reported 5,000 new cases on Friday, one of the highest number of new cases recorded in the state in a single day.In her ruling Friday, Gee is critical of the administration for at times falling short of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.“ICE’s critical areas of improvement are in social distancing, masking, and testing—in other words, the basics,” Gee writes in her ruling.Judge Gee gave ICE a July 17 deadline to release the minors while requiring the agency to continue with disease prevention measures in the interim, including social distancing, mask-wearing and enhanced testing in federal facilities.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New York Attorney General Leticia James announces body camera reforms in response to Daniel Prude’s death

May 18, 2021

first_imgPrude FamilyBY MEREDITH DELISO AND JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — An independent investigation into the government handling of the death of Daniel Prude moved forward on Friday when the Rochester City Council authorized the power to subpoena several city departments, including Mayor Lovely Warren’s office and the Rochester Police Department.The City Council voted 8-0 during a special virtual meeting Friday morning to authorize the subpoenas, which support an “independent investigation into the internal communications, processes and procedures that took place related to the death of Daniel Prude” and grants authority to “investigate all city departments including the right to review records and papers” and issue subpoenas.City Council President Loretta Scott said the investigation would start with the first 911 phone call placed on March 23 regarding Prude, 41, a Black man who died a week after being restrained by Rochester police during a mental health emergency.Andrew G. Celli Jr., an attorney with the New York law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel LLP, will lead the independent investigation, which the City Council approved on Tuesday.“[Rochester] is a community that’s asking hard questions and it’s a community that deserves clear answers,” Celli said during a media briefing Friday after the City Council’s vote. “And that’s what I’m committed to do.”The investigation will look to determine “who knew what when” in the death of Prude, Celli said. “There’s really one question here, and that is: Was there a cover-up? That’s a blunt way to put it, but that’s the question we are seeking to answer.”The team plans to gather sworn testimony from witnesses, emails, text messages, memos and other documents as it seeks to determine a timeline of events, examine how city departments communicated with each other behind closed doors, and what city officials said publicly, versus what they knew at the time, Celli said.Celli acknowledged that some of these documents have already been released in a 300-plus-page report commissioned by Rochester Deputy Mayor James Smith, which includes police reports and emails.“We’re going to go much deeper than the deputy mayor did, and we’re going to get to the bottom of this,” Celli said.His team plans to issue subpoenas to four Rochester agencies — the mayor’s office, the police department, the law department and the City Council — by Monday, Celli said. They haven’t decided whose testimony they will take, though Celli said that the mayor is under consideration.The investigation should take about three months, at which point they will release their report to the public, including transcriptions of collected testimonies, Celli said.The intragovernmental study is one of several investigations stemming from Prude’s death, including one from his family, who has alleged an internal cover-up in a federal lawsuit against the city. The state attorney general’s office also has moved to empanel a grand jury, which would determine whether criminal charges should be brought in the case, as part of its investigation.On Monday, Warren announced she would enact several reviews from the deputy mayor’s report. She has called for the City Office of Public Integrity to initiate a thorough investigation to determine if any employees, including herself, violated city policies or ethical standards, and she called on the U.S. attorney general to investigate whether Prude’s civil rights were violated.Earlier this month, police body camera footage was released showing the incident between the officers and Prude. In the video, officers are seen pinning Prude to the ground while a spit bag is on his head, and he eventually appears to go unconscious. Prude died a week later. The Monroe County medical examiner listed his death as a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.”Seven officers involved in the incident have been suspended as the state attorney general conducts her investigation. On Monday, Warren also fired Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, two weeks before he was set to retire, amid shakeups in the department.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more