Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ), listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE), is the leading real estate investment, development and management company in Zambia. Originally the North Western Rhodesia Farmers Co-operative in the 1920’s, secured the current location of Central Park on Cairo Road as a collection centre for farming produce. The Co-op went through various guises until after independence in 1964 when it was renamed the Zambian Farmers Co-operative. The construction of the Farmers House building was completed in the 1970’s, hence the name by which that property became known.last_img read more

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The car industry: FTSE shares I’d consider investing in

first_imgThe car industry: FTSE shares I’d consider investing in I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! At present most of us are staying home to do our part to help the NHS in its efforts to save lives. We’re not likely to drive much in the foreseeable future. But investors could still use this extra time indoors to do due diligence about car industry shares.The market crash has pushed the prices of a wide range stocks to levels not seen in recent months. Many of them may now potentially be offering reasonable entry points. So what are some ways to invest in the industry? 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Industry disruptorsThe car industry is a large part of the our economy. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the carmakers’ trade body, provides valuable figures and updates on the state of the industry. It’s a good source to check out the latest developments, such as the number of new car registrations.Automotive stocks are cyclical as they usually advance or decline with the wider economy. For example, UK new car registrations are down 44.4% in March as the stay-at-home economy hit car sales.In addition to the economy, I’d also encourage you to pay attention to disruptive trends and emerging developments in the industry. They may include electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous driving and present both an opportunity and a threat to many businesses.Several companies that may be worth your attention are driver monitoring systems business Seeing Machines, telematics companies Trakm8 and Quartix, and cyber security firm NCC.But even without investing in industry disruptors, you could still build a diversified portfolio with car links. Companies in the value chain would include vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, insurers, retailers, and tyre manufacturers. FTSE 100 sharesBritain’s leading stock index, the FTSE 100, offers several possibilities for investors to consider. Many of our readers will be familiar with Auto Trader, which operates the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace. The group specialises in both second-hand and new automotive sales, including cars sold by private sellers and trade dealers. The law says that you must normally have at least third-party motor insurance if you drive or own a vehicle. And that is why insurers, such as Admiral Group, Aviva, and Legal & General, could be the next group of stocks to consider. Melrose Industries, another FTSE 100 member, specialises in acquiring and improving underperforming businesses. It owns GKN Automotive which delivers mass production solutions for mobility. I must note that a number of companies, including Aviva, have recently axed their dividends, at least for the rest of 2020. Therefore, if you are a passive income investor, you may want to pay attention to headlines regarding dividends.FTSE 250 and AIM stocksInvestors can also find several other companies that are FTSE 250 or AIM-listed, the latter being the London Stock Exchange’s market for smaller companies. National car dealerships and retailers, such as Cambria Automobiles, Lookers, Marshall Motor Holdings, Pendragon, and Vertu Motors offer another way to invest in the industry.Are you instead looking for global automotive distribution, retail, and services companies with UK headquarters? Then Inchcape may well fit the bill. It generates over two-thirds of its operating profit from emerging markets.Finally, contrarian investors may want to analyse the fundamentals of retailer Halfords and sports car maker Aston Martin Lagonda. Their shares had started declining long before the recent market crash. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Sunday, 12th April, 2020 Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhDcenter_img tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Cambria Automobiles, Melrose, and NCC. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group, Auto Trader, Pendragon, Quartix, and Vertu Motors. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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La Iglesia Episcopal ayuda a refugiados iraquíes a encontrar nueva…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Todas las semanas, unos centenares de cristianos iraquíes se reúnen en el norte de París para celebrar su culto. Es una reunión agridulce para ellos. Han salvado sus vidas, pero los acontecimientos de los últimos 10 años les han impuesto el exilio. Muchos han perdido a familiares cercanos y a amigos en la sangrienta guerra de Irak y en la oleada de terrorismo que le sucedió.“Hay cerca de un millón de cristianos iraquíes que salieron de Irak, y 1.300 de ellos vinieron a Francia”, dice Pierre Whalon, obispo de la Convocación de las Iglesias Episcopales en Europa. “Es una gota en el océano, pero son 1.300 vidas inocentes y únicas que son sagradas para Dios. ¿Cómo puede uno decir que no a eso? Si uno puede hacer algo, debe hacerlo”.En 2007, cuando los cristianos iraquíes enfrentaban una creciente persecución por cuenta de su fe, Whalon y el empresario iraquí Elish Yako fundaron la Asociación de Ayuda a las Minorías Orientales [Association d’Entraide aux Minorités d’Orient] para ayudar al gobierno francés a identificar a candidatos idóneos para encontrar refugio. La asociación también ha ayudado a los refugiados [a resolver] sus problemas administrativos y de integración.“La posición oficial del Vaticano es que los cristianos deberían quedarse en el Oriente Medio y yo estoy totalmente de acuerdo con eso; sin duda que deberían quedarse allí”, dijo Whalon. “Pero no pueden quedarse allí si los matan”.Muchos de los refugiados son miembros de la Iglesia Católica Caldea, que data del siglo I, cuando la región se llamaba Babilonia. Ellos celebran su culto parcialmente en árabe y parcialmente en arameo, el idioma que habló Jesús.“Para ellos”, dice Yako, “lo más importante es su libertad… y practicar su religión sin temor de terroristas y [de alguien] que secuestre a sus hijos”.Yako se mantiene en contacto regular con todas las familias que la asociación ha ayudado a reasentar.Una familia de cuatro —madre, padre, hijo e hija— vive a unos 28 kilómetros de París en dirección sur. Se mudaron a Francia en 2009 luego de recibir repetidas amenazas de muerte. Los hijos le dijeron a Episcopal News Service que, si bien los primeros dos años fueron difíciles por ser una nueva vida para ellos, se sienten finalmente felices de practicar su religión y se enorgullecen de ello.El hijo varón, Samir, de 26 años, contó cómo un primo de su padre y cinco de sus propios amigos murieron en explosiones terroristas. “Ya sabes, nos entristecía”, explicó él, “Pero decíamos algo así como ‘Vale, muy bien, así es Irak’, ¿suponte? ‘Es Irak, es normal’”.Mientras visitaba a la familia hace poco, Whalon dijo: “Esta gente debería estar todavía en Irak. Aquí tienes una muchacha que quiere ser cirujana. Si se hubiera quedado en Irak y hubiera estudiado normalmente, estaría en camino de convertirse en cirujana. Ahora tiene que reciclarse en Francia.“Muchos de ellos tienen casas propias. Nunca las quisieron dejar. Las han arrendado; esperan volver” añadió Whalon. “Por supuesto, hoy día la situación es imposible. Así, pues, queremos que los cristianos se queden [en Irak], pero los queremos vivos”.“Esta familia no estaría aquí, no estarían en la tierra, si no los hubieran rescatado”.Desafortunadamente para los cristianos que aún quedan en Irak, las puertas de los servicios de inmigración francés se cerraron recientemente, dijo Whalon. Mientras cada vez más cristianos iraquíes enfrentan persecución y muerte en su patria, hay poca esperanza de que Francia les ofrezca refugio.“Nuestro sistema para los refugiados políticos en Estados Unidos y en Francia—ambos sistemas— están completamente saturados, y el personal está recargado de trabajo y el sistema está sobregirado de presupuesto. Cuesta muchísimo dinero aceptar a las personas y ofrecerles una nueva vida. En consecuencia, estoy realmente preocupado”, afirmó Whalon.“Los que pueden vivir para contarlo, son testigos del poder de Dios. Dice mucho del valor de lo que hacemos y de lo que somos en el mundo”.– Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Por Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 20, 2013 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 La Iglesia Episcopal ayuda a refugiados iraquíes a encontrar nueva vida en París Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Eventslast_img read more

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Over £4.9 million given to 258 Charities by Lloyds TSB Foundation

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 7 October 2007 | News The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has given £4,963,871 in grants to 258 charities in the July to September Q3 period as it continues to support charities that help disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in their community.Charities receiving funding include support services for ex-offenders, disabled people and disadvantaged families. Awards are given through two seperate programmes, the Community Open Programme and the Community Priority Programme.Following last year’s themed programme focusing on ex-offenders, the Foundation has continued to support funding requests through the Community programme from charities supporting prisoners and ex-offenders including the Flying Gorillas and the Shannon Trust. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Over £4.9 million given to 258 Charities by Lloyds TSB Foundation  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Four Limerick Adult Education programmes up for prestigious award

first_imgMIC Societies scoop four Board of Irish College Societies national awards Email Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste TAGSMary Immaculate CollegeMobile ITNiamh O’ReillySTAR awards Linkedin Previous articleMark E Smith and The Fall celebratedNext articleLimerick hub to deal with €400 million HAP transactions Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Four Limerick Adult Education Programmes in the running for prestigious adult education awardFour Limerick Adult Education programmes have been shortlisted for an AONTAS STAR Award.The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative organised by the national adult learning organisation, AONTAS, to recognise and celebrate the work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland.The shortlisted programmes include: Health Matters Naturally, based in Southill, has been shortlisted for its programme providing complimentary health services to local residents. Mary Immaculate College has been shortlisted for the Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGLPD). The course is designed to enhance the academic, social and personal development for adults with intellectual disabilities to promote active citizenship and increased employability. The LINC Programme, is a course delivered by a consortium led by Mary Immaculate College (MIC) working in conjunction with Early Childhood Ireland and Maynooth University-Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education. This one-year course is designed to facilitate practising early years’ educators to promote the inclusion of children with additional needs. Mobile IT, based in Bruree, has been shortlisted for its programme delivering IT training to disadvantaged communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the shortlist, Niamh O’Reilly, CEO of AONTAS, said: “The STAR awards are an opportunity to celebrate the positive contribution that adult education initiatives make to individual adult learners, local communities and wider society. The quality of nominations was exceptional.”Learners and staff from shortlisted programmes will be invited to the 12th AONTAS STAR Award ceremony on Monday, 5th March in Number 6 Kildare Street Dublin, where the STAR Award winners will be announced. The theme of this year’s festival is #LoveLifelongLearning.More about education here.center_img Twitter New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Facebook Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationFour Limerick Adult Education programmes up for prestigious awardBy Staff Reporter – February 9, 2018 2670 last_img read more

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Rail journey numbers at record high for 2019

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Print NewsTransportRail journey numbers at record high for 2019By Alan Jacques – February 12, 2020 326 Previous articleUniversity of Limerick establishes Ireland’s first UNESCO Knowledge for Change hubNext articleCiaran Carey: More of the same for Limerick against Waterford Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Email A TOTAL of 1.1 million passenger journeys were made on the Limerick to Dublin rail line in 2019, the highest figures ever recorded on the route.This represents a 6.7 per cent increase on 2018. The Limerick to Galway route also showed continuing significant growth and, with 531,000 journeys, exceeded half a million for the first time: up 16 per cent from 2018.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Next month marks the tenth anniversary of the reopening of the Galway service.“Recording the highest ever passenger journeys on the Dublin and Galway services is a high point for us but more importantly it gives us the chance to thank all of our customers, who have chosen to travel with us,” said Chief Executive of Iarnród Éireann, Jim Meade. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Burden To Prove That The Property Is A Joint Property Of An HUF Is On The Person Who Asserts So: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesBurden To Prove That The Property Is A Joint Property Of An HUF Is On The Person Who Asserts So: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 April 2020 6:46 AMShare This – x”Merely because the business is joint would not raise the presumption that there is a Joint Hindu Family.”The Supreme Court has observed that the burden is on the person who alleges that the property is a joint property of an HUF to prove the same. Not only jointness of the family has to be proved but burden lies upon the person alleging existence of a joint family to prove that the property belongs to the joint Hindu family unless there is material on record to show that the property is 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?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that the burden is on the person who alleges that the property is a joint property of an HUF to prove the same. Not only jointness of the family has to be proved but burden lies upon the person alleging existence of a joint family to prove that the property belongs to the joint Hindu family unless there is material on record to show that the property is the nucleus of the joint Hindu family or that it was purchased through funds coming out of this nucleus, the bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Deepak Gupta observed while considering an appeal arising out of suit for partition. Referring to the plaint, the court noted that there is no plea that the the family constituted a HUF. and there is no allegation that this family had some property as its nucleus. The bench referred to Privy council judgment in Appalaswami v. Suryanarayanamurti and early Supreme Court judgments in Shrinivas Krishnarao Kango v. Narayan Devji Kango and D.S. Lakshmaiah and Ors. v. L. Balasubramanyam and Ors. It referred to following observations made in D.S. Lakshmaiah: “”The legal principle, therefore, is that there is no presumption of a property being joint family property only on account of existence of a joint Hindu family. The one who asserts has to prove that the property is a joint family property. If, however, the person so asserting proves that there was nucleus with which the joint family property could be acquired, there would be presumption of the property being joint and the onus would shift on the person who claims it to be self-acquired property to prove that he purchased the property with his own funds and not out of joint family nucleus that was available” Referring to evidence on record, the bench said that there is no material on record to show that the properties belonged to an HUF. They may have been joint properties but merely on the basis of the recitals in the mortgage deed they cannot be said to be a joint family property, it added. The court also observed that merely because the business is joint would not raise the presumption that there is a Joint Hindu Family.  Case no.: CIVIL APPEAL NO. 6875 OF 2008Case name: BHAGWAT SHARAN Vs. PURUSHOTTAM  Coram: Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Deepak GuptaCounsel: Sr. Advocates Sushil Kumar Jain & Harin P. Raval,Counsel: Sr. Advocates Guru Krishna Kumar, Vikas Singh & Anupam Lal DasClick here to read/download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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St Joseph’s and Ramelton hospitals to retain long term residential care role

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp St Joseph’s and Ramelton hospitals to retain long term residential care role News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – November 7, 2018 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday November 7thNext articleRonan McKinley and Ireland start International Tournament against England News Highland A commitment has come from Government for the retention of long term residential care at St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlar and Ramelton community hospital.The declaration was made at a meeting held earlier today between HSE officials, the Minister for Health and a delegation from the ‘Save Our St Joseph’s Hospital Action Group.During the meeting a 2016 plan announced by then Minister of of State at the Dept. of Health Kathleen Lynch, to close the hospitals, was rescinded.It was confirmed that a new plan will be put in place early next year that will see both community hospitals refurbished with 65 beds to be provided in Stranorlar and 33 in Ramelton. The investment means both facilities will meet HIQA standards in the long term.The Save Our St Joseph’s Action Group gave the news a cautious welcome and said further comment would be given on Thursday.It was also confirmed that Lifford would have a new unit provided incorporating a housing element.Tune in to the Nine Til Noon show on Thursday for extensive coverage and analysis of the developing story. Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

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19-year-old woman arrested for allegedly shooting a Chicago police officer during raid

first_imgChicago Police Department(CHICAGO) —  A 19-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly shot and wounded a Chicago police officer who was part of a tactical team serving a warrant at her home — the latest in a string of incidents nationwide in which law enforcement officers have been killed or injured while executing warrants.Emily Petronella, 19, was hit with a slew of charges from the Saturday night incident, including attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault on a peace officer, according to Chicago Police Department officials.Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Petronella allegedly fired one shot through a rear door of her home, wounding the 34-year-old officer. Members of the tactical unit did not return fire.“This is another illustration of how dangerous it is for police officers to serve search warrants,” Johnson said at a news conference Saturday night.The shooting came just two days after a deputy sheriff was shot and killed while helping to serve an arrest warrant in Rockford, Illinois, on a fugitive at a hotel.On Saturday, a police tactical team was serving a search warrant at a home in the Humboldt Park neighborhood when the shooting unfolded just after 7 p.m., Johnson said.“While they were attempting to breach the rear door, a shot was fired through the door, striking an officer … in the shoulder,” Johnson said.At the time of the shooting, Patronella was free on $10,000 bond stemming from being charged in February with a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a weapon, officials said.Johnson said officers were serving a search warrant for narcotics and illegal weapons suspected of being inside the home.During the raid, police seized more than 5,000 grams, or a little over 11 pounds, of marijuana, a semiautomatic pistol and large bundles of cash.During a bond hearing on Sunday, Petronella’s attorney, Stefan Fenner, said his client opened fire on what she mistakenly thought were burglars attempting to break open her door, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.Fenner claimed the officers did not announce they were police before trying to enter the home.Johnson said at Saturday night’s news conference that members of the tactical unit identified themselves as police as they attempted to serve the warrant.He added that “all of our officers, typically, when we do search warrants have some kind of CP [Chicago Police] identification on them so that you can clearly see that they are the police.”“And besides that,” he added, “we always station uniformed police cars with them.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: US virus cases may be about 8 times higher than reported

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 61 million people and killed over 1.4 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:Nov 27, 1:38 pmCOVID-19 patient with ‘irreversible lung damage’ recovers after transplantA COVID-19 patient whose lungs had been severely damaged by the virus has made a miraculous recovery after undergoing a double lung transplant at a Texas hospital.Paul Rodriguez, 52, of San Antonio, had no pre-existing conditions when he contracted the novel coronavirus and fell ill with pneumonia in July. Rodriguez was hospitalized at an area hospital in his hometown and required intubation as well as the use of a ventilator. Then in mid-September, Rodriguez was transferred to Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston for evaluation, “as it became clear that a lung transplant was his only chance of survival,” according to a press release from the hospital, which said the patient had “irreversible lung damage.”Rodriguez was approved for a transplant and, within a week of listing, he received a brand-new set of lungs on Oct. 15. After being successfully weaned off the ventilator and oxygen support, Rodriguez underwent rehabilitation at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and was discharged on Nov. 24. He is expected to continue the rehabilitation program as part of his recovery, according to the press release.“Rodriguez is the first double lung transplant the hospital has performed on a coronavirus patient since the pandemic began,” Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center said in a statement. “To date, only a handful of transplant centers in the U.S. have performed lung transplants on patients due to irreversible lung damage caused by the virus.” Nov 27, 11:49 amCOVID-19 cases in US may be about 8 times higher than reportedThe actual number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the United States reached nearly 53 million at the end of September, according to a model developed by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The scientists estimated the cumulative incidence of COVID-19 in the U.S. population by taking the laboratory-confirmed case counts that were reported nationally and adjusting them for sources of under-detection based on testing practices in inpatient and outpatient settings. Preliminary estimates using the model found that 2.4 million hospitalizations, 44.8 million symptomatic illnesses and 52.9 million total infections may have occurred through Sept. 30.“This indicates that approximately 84% of the U.S. population has not yet been infected and thus most of the country remains at risk, despite already high rates of hospitalization,” the scientists wrote in a report published in the Nov. 25 issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.There were 6.9 million laboratory-confirmed cases of of domestically-acquired infections that were detected and reported nationally through Sept. 30. Since then, the CDC’s tally has increased to nearly 12.5 million. Based on the model’s ratio, the true estimated total would now be more than 95 million.Nov 27, 8:46 amUK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccineU.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Friday that he has formally asked the country’s medicines regulator to assess whether a COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford “meets rigorous safety standards.”The move comes amid questions about preliminary results from late-stage trials of the vaccine candidate, called AZD1222, after the England-based pharmaceutical giant and the university acknowledged that the most positive findings actually stemmed from a dosing error.On Monday, researchers announced the interim analysis of Phase 3 trials in the United Kingdom and Brazil, which looked at two different dosing regimens. One regimen showed vaccine efficacy of 90% when AZD1222 was given as a half dose, followed by a full dose at least one month apart. A second regimen showed 62% efficacy when given as two full doses at least one month apart. The combined analysis from both dosing regimens showed an average efficacy of 70%.The COVID-19 vaccine candidate is the second to reach the formal assessment stage in the United Kingdom, following one developed by New York City-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.Nov 27, 7:56 amMoscow sees 311% spike in COVID-19 deathsMoscow saw a 311% month-to-month increase in COVID-19 deaths for October, health authorities said.According to the Moscow Healthcare Department, the Russian capital reported 543 COVID-19 deaths in September followed by 2,235 deaths in October — an increase of more than 311% — as a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic swept the country.Meanwhile, Russia reported a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections on Friday, with the country’s coronavirus response headquarters confirming a record 27,543 new cases in the last 24 hours. An additional 496 new deaths from the disease were also registered nationwide in the past day. The country’s cumulative total now stands at 2,215,533 confirmed cases, including 38,558 deaths.Moscow continues to be the epicenter of Russia’s COVID-19 outbreak and recent surge. The city accounted for nearly 29% of the newly reported cases and more than 15% of the newly registered deaths, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.The Eastern European nation of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 27, 6:50 amUS reports over 110,000 new cases on ThanksgivingThere were 110,611 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Thursday, the day of Thanksgiving, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the 24th straight day that the country has reported over 100,000 newly diagnosed infections. Thursday’s count is down from a peak of 196,004 new cases on Nov. 20.An additional 1,232 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide on Thursday, less than the all-time high of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.COVID-19 data may be skewed this week and next due to possible lags in reporting over Thanksgiving followed by a potentially very large backlog from the holiday.A total of 12,885,299 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 263,462 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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