Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Botswana is a leading financial services company in Botswana; operating in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector. The first branch was opened in 1897 which makes it the oldest financial institution in Botswana. Standard Chartered operates a network of 17 branches and agencies located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and supported by a Loan Centre and Customer Call Centre. The retail banking division offers a range of transactional products and services, as well as solutions for wealth management and SME banking and lending. The Corporate and Institutional banking division caters for local businesses as well as multi-national corporations; with a product portfolio that includes cash management, trade services, syndications and lending, treasury services, foreign exchange, currency options, government bonds, high-yield deposits and liquidity management products. Standard Chartered Bank is highly respected for its adherence to corporate government standards and its commitment to uplift communities in Botswana through a dedicated community programme.last_img read more

Nucifora makes ten changes for Fiji clash

first_imgAustralia U20s Starting XVJacob Woodhouse,Damon Anderson,Tom Kingston,Simon Morahan,Kimami Sitauti,Ben Volavola,Ed Bredenhann,Jarrod Butler,Michael Hooper (c),Ted Postal,Luke Jones,Blake Enever,JP Pradaud,Siliva Siliva,Scott Sio.Reserves:Hugh Roach,Paul Alo-Emile,Greg Peterson,Ed Quirk,Matt Lucas,Bill Meakes,Rohan Saifoloi. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 12: David Nucifora watches on during an Australian Wallabies training session at Erskinville Oval on October 12, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) U20 Coach David NuciforaCoach David Nucifora has made 10 changes for the Australian Under 20s clash with Fiji in their second match of the pool stages at the IRB Junior World Championships in Italy on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST).Following on from their impressive 54-7 win over Tonga on Saturday, Nucifora’s squad will meet a fired up Fijian outfit who went down by 12 points to France in their opening pool encounter.Australia wasted little time against the Tongans, who they beat 67-5 in 2010 when the sides last met, after halfback Matt Lucas crossed in just the eighth minute to set the tone for the day. Australia took a 35 point lead into halftime, with skipper Colby Faingaa crossing just after the side’s returned to the field. Waratahs Academy playmaker Ben Volavola had a top night with the boot, converting five from six attempts, while Lucas also added two conversions for a personal haul of nine points.Nucifora and assistant coach Anthony Eddy are still searching for the right mix in the middle, however, with the Australian front-row the first to undergo a complete overhaul, with experienced campaigners Scott Sio and Siliva Siliva joining JP Pradaud in replacing Tim Metcher, Hugh Roach and Paul Alo-Emile respectively.Blake Enever holds his spot in the second row with Melbourne Rebels lock Luke Jones replacing Waratahs Academy forward Greg Peterson. Jarrad Butler, who started the game against Tonga at blindside flanker, has been shifted to No.8 to replace former Australian Sevens star Ed Quirk, with Western Force flanker Ted Postal named to start at No.6.Skipper Colby Faingaa is the most notable of changes, with the brother of current Qantas Wallabies Ant and Saia making way for fellow Brumbies backrower Michael Hooper on the side of the scrum. Hooper will also captain the side in Faingaa’s absence.Sydney University halfback, Eddie Bredenhann, has replaced Queensland’s Lucas with flyhalf Volavola one of just five retained from the 47-point victory at Stadio Mario Battaglini. Apo Latunipulu will be replaced at inside centre by Simon Morahan, who will make his starting debut in the Australian Under 20s side – a feat he isn’t the first to achieve with the Morahan name, after older brother Luke debuted two seasons ago at the 2009 Championships. The young Reds Academy flyer was last season added to the Australian Sevens extended squad, alongside his big brother; however is yet to appear on the World Circuit. Morahan will partner another Waratahs wing Tom Kingston in the midfield.2011 Super Rugby debutant Kimami Sitauti has been shifted from one wing to the other, replacing 2011 Sevens star Tevita Kuridrani on the left with Waratahs Academy livewire Damon Anderson slotting straight into the starting XV after only having arrived a few days ago as cover for the injured James Ambrosini. Anderson’s NSW Academy team mate Jacob Woodhouse has also been added to the electric Aussie backline after being named to start in the No.15 shirt, coming in for the Melbourne-born Rohan Saifoloi.In the last three years, 26 Australian U20 representatives have gone on to earn Super Rugby contracts, and from that group, 13 have gone on to represent the Qantas Wallabies.The IRB will provide live streaming of 10 matches via www.irb.com/jwc LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Proposed budget sent to both houses of Convention

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Program Budget & Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Episcopal Church’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance on July 10 proposed a budget for the mission and ministry of the church in the 2013-2015 triennium to a joint session of the General Convention’s House of Bishops and House of Deputies. The budget now requires the concurrence of both houses. The budget, including any amendments to which the two houses must agree, goes into effect Jan. 1. Complete ENS coverage with follow.Click here to access the proposed budget. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing 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 Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books General Convention 2012, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Proposed budget sent to both houses of Convention Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC General Convention, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Posted Jul 10, 2012 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CAlast_img read more

Corbett Residence / in situ studio

first_img Houses Year:  United States ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788972/corbett-residence-in-situ-studio Clipboard Projects 2015 CopyHouses•Bahama, United States Architects: in situ studio Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  1560 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officein situ studioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBahamaUnited StatesPublished on June 09, 2016Cite: “Corbett Residence / in situ studio” 09 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788972/corbett-residence-in-situ-studio Clipboard Corbett Residence / in situ studio Photographs:  Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic ArchivesArchitect In Charge:in situ studioCity:BahamaCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic ArchivesRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroSave this picture!Site Plan © in situ studioText description provided by the architects. The Corbett Residence is on a wooded site, down a winding drive. The drive is thin and meanders between trees to protect the house from view. The house is a low black box that strikes a line across the slope, mimicking the horizon.Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic ArchivesSave this picture!Sections © in situ studioThe house is at the edge of a hill, above a creek, and is oriented to admit light and views of the forest. At the east end of the house, the master bedroom looks out to a large red oak and fern glade. Our clients, who are restrained, contributed beautiful ideas and challenged us to express necessity.Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic ArchivesSave this picture!Diagram © in situ studioProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA, MLA, and IDEO Selected to Design New Park for Downtown Los AngelesArchitecture NewsBIG and Lacaton & Vassal Lead Shortlist for Museum of London’s Future Home at West S…Architecture News Share “COPY” Corbett Residence / in situ studioSave this projectSaveCorbett Residence / in situ studioSave this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives+ 18 Sharelast_img read more

Leader of the ‘Let Us Worship’ movement brings his message to Fort Worth

first_imgWorshippers gathered in Trinity Park Friday, Oct. 2. to participate in the “Let Us Worship” event. Few wore masks or practiced social distancing. (Haeven Gibbons/Staff Reporter) Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ ReddIt Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Facebook Twitter Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Nobel Prize in medicine announced, Trump to leave hospital tonightNext articleHoroscope: October 6, 2020 Haeven Gibbons RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img printThousands of worshippers, including some TCU students, gathered in Trinity Park Friday to participate in a “Let Us Worship” protest in response to church shutdowns amid the pandemic.The protest was headed by activist and politician Sean Feucht, the founder of multiple worldwide movements including “Burn 24-7,” a global worship and prayer movement; “Light A Candle,” a global missions and compassion movement focused on bringing healing to some of the most isolated places on Earth; and “Hold the Line,” a political activist movement seeking to rally the global church to stand up for causes of righteousness and justice in the global arena. A group of TCU students who attend church together at Antioch were among the worshippers. Worshippers gathered for three hours to partake in singing, baptisms and messages from Feucht and his team of pastors. Fort Worth is the 37th city Feucht has visited on his tour. Thousands have gathered in each city.Very few worshippers were wearing masks or social distancing.Worshippers gathered for the “Let Us Worship” event in Trinity Park. (Haeven Gibbons/Staff Reporter)“I know that there is sickness across the land, I know that coronavirus is across the land but there is a king that is above everything and his name is Jesus,” said one of Feucht’s team members.The TCU group decided to go to the event to be involved in the worship movement and to see the way God is moving Fort Worth, said Tyler Kuplen, a sophomore finance major.Popular Christian songs were performed including “Raise a Hallelujah” as well as some Feucht’s originals such as “Louder.” Between songs, the message was often political. Feucht and his team preached on topics of abortion, protests, race relations and COVID-19.“We just as Christians believe that praises are weapon in times like this,” said a TCU junior who declined to be identified. “Praise is the way we face trials in this world and come out for social justice and against sickness and against racism and unrest.”While political innuendos were strung throughout Feucht’s message, many who attended were there to experience revival.“The revival says that if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn to my grace, they will hear from heaven,” said one of Feucht’s team members. One attendee said that the movement feels different than others he has seen.“I think it’s a different kind of revival, not like the ones that we’ve seen before,” said Pat Sims, a 51-year-old from Grand Prairie, Texas. “I feel like it’s one where God is coming through a lot of the younger generation.”California beginnings When California banned singing in church in mid-July, Feucht gathered “400 wild ones” on the Golden Gate Bridge to sing and worship. It was there that he declared the “new Jesus people movement and its coming to the nation.” A woman worships with flags during the “Let Us Worship” event. (Haeven Gibbons/Staff Reporter)After the gathering on the bridge, Feucht began the “Let Us Worship” tour, traveling to cities across the United States to lead outdoor worships. “I believe the enemy overplayed his hand, and now the church across America is rising up,” Feucht said. “We’re moving out of our big, comfortable mega-churches, and here we are in the park, here we are in the raw.”Feucht encouraged the worshippers to be louder, to dance and to let go.“What God’s doing, it’s grassroots, it’s wild,” said Feucht. “It doesn’t have to be pretty- it doesn’t have to be three fast and three slow, it can be whatever you want. Welcome the holy spirit, welcome the move of the world. Let’s prophesy a new Jesus people movement in America.” Twitter Haeven Gibbons + posts Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Threat to press freedom from proposed new media law

first_img Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders fears the consequences for press freedom of a proposed media law drafted by the military-led interim government and voices its support for Media Council chairman Daryl Tarte, who has condemned the proposal. Asia – Pacific to go further RSF_en Asia – Pacific News News News News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts July 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threat to press freedom from proposed new media law June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders fears the consequences for press freedom of a proposed media law drafted by the military-led interim government and voices its support for Media Council chairman Daryl Tarte, who has condemned the proposal. The new law would create a tribunal to hear appeals on complaints lodged with the council.”The Media Council is a respected regulatory body and if you wanted to undermine it, this would be the best way,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After expelling several independent newspaper editors, the government is yet again betraying the undertakings it gave to respect press freedom.”The government said in a statement today that, at the request of the prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, it intended to draft a new law to consolidate all of the existing laws relating to the media. The new law would also create a new special tribunal with power to impose fines on the media.The government has proposed consultations with the media about the new law while Tarte has summoned an urgent meeting of the Media Council. In an interview for Radio Australia, he accused the government of misleading the media by promising to defend their independence while secretly preparing legislation to reinforce its control.The attorney general today denied that the military-led government, which took power in a December 2006 coup, wanted to control the media. last_img read more

Listen: Richard’s ten years of loving Limerick – Limerick Post Podcast

first_imgNewsCommunityVideoListen: Richard’s ten years of loving Limerick – Limerick Post PodcastBy Cian Reinhardt – December 30, 2018 1468 Richard LynchPhoto: Cian ReinhardtRICHARD Lynch has been showing Limerick his love for the past ten years.From the birth of ilovelimerick.com as an offshoot of Limerick Pride Week in 2008, the project came the full circle last June when Richard revelled in his role as Grand Marshal of the 2018 Limerick Pride parade.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He dedicates the foundation of the website to his late parents, Florence and Eric, who he moved home from New York to care for in 2008:“That’s why I kept on doing ilovelimerick. My parents celebrated so much, and they were so incredibly proud of their city.“When I got home from New York, I believed the same negative stereotypes other people believed about Limerick, because I had been reading about it from afar. It wasn’t until I got back here that I realised it was so jam-packed with all these talented and creative people.”When Richard saw how positive people could be in the city, he organised Limerick’s first Pride week and called it ilovelimerick.com to make it “integrative and inclusive”.Working at the time with Miriam Garcia-Mortell, they pooled their talents to populate the internet with videos showing all things positive in Limerick.“When you Googled ‘Limerick’ all that came up were videos of ‘stab city’ and all that shite. Miriam was also a very proud Limerick person, so that’s how ilovelimerick started getting its legs,” Richard said.Over ten years, working on a project comes with its highs and lows, and Richard’s experience with ilovelimerick is no different.“Falling out with people over ilovelimerick, in the beginning I wasn’t really taking ownership of it.”He describes how, in the early stages, he tried to make the website very communityorientated.“I was letting other people have a say in everything about what was initially my vision. I created ilovelimerick.com, and that created a lot of problems, and a lot of conflicted relationships, which made me very sad and stressed, so I guess they would be the only lows I experienced.”Seeing ilovelimerick through its ten years was the undoubted high.This was achieved by operating the website on a voluntary basis and “seeing it through, and realising that what I was doing was having tangible results.”Being first with a story proved to him that the project was working.“It could have a story about a person with a life-limiting illness, or a rare form of cancer, but seeing it raise thousands of euros, and then seeing the national media pick up on that story made it all worthwhile”But it wasn’t always about Limerick as Richard spent almost 16 years in New York after getting a degree in marketing.“I went for my very very first job interview, and it was just me and a guy alone in the room, and he was interviewing me.“And he just said over the table ‘you’re nothing but a dirty f***ing steamer’, I looked at him straight in the face and I said ‘I’m going to New York’. I was in Aoife Nic-Anna’s house when I was 16 smoking hash and drinking Buckfast.“She had a Robin S poster on her wall, Robin S playing at this club in New York, and I said to myself I’m going to go to that club. And I did. I went to that club a lot,” he says laughing.His time spent in New York allowed him to find himself and find his way through his sexuality:“I’d had this torturous childhood where I was constantly beaten up and the kids in the street used to call me Sheila, that was my nickname, and they used to torture me.“I was carrying remnants of that when I should have been celebrating love and life in New York. I was finding myself and going around in circles at the same time.”Richard is now in a happier place, having married his husband Hugo last Summer after being together for almost seven years. The celebrations were held in the Strand Hotel surrounded by close friends and family on what was Richard’s parent’s 60th wedding anniversary.“Hugo is the most amazing human being, he completely chills me out, and if I’m ever in a dark space, or I’m depressed, or I’m sad or fearful, he’s always there smiling or laughing.”Over the ten years, Richard had the opportunity to interview some Limerick icons including Terry Wogan and Andy Lee, but says the interview that stands out most is with the Knight of Glynn.“He was the last living Knight of Glynn, and he invited me out and wanted to do an interview with him – his last interview – which was unbelievable.“He had Parkinsons and throat cancer, and it was really special, it taught me so much, it was a piece of history, he was very much involved in the Limerick Civic Trust and he was super-interesting.”Another experience which stands out is ilovelimerick’s video capturing the floods in St Mary’s Park in 2014 as Richard says he saw “the resilience of these people and everyone gathered together and helping one another”.Richard showed up with what a handheld camera as he didn’t want to be invasive.“The people came out saying ‘Richard, come in here I want to show you this’ and everyone was inviting me into their homes. They were hugging and kissing me. You know, that’s the kind of high.“It’s the people. I love Limerick so much because I love the banter.” Twitter Previous articleJob announcements have not impacted on employment levelsNext articleInspiration abounds at diocesan awards night Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Email Linkedin Printlast_img read more

Omagh crash victim named

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Omagh crash victim named Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – October 12, 2015 The 49 year old man who died following a fatal road traffic collision in Omagh has been named locally as Paul Mills from Omagh.Investigations are continuing today following the head-on collision on the Dromore Road in Omagh.The male driver of the Yaris was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.The incident involved a Toyota Yaris and a Saab Vector and was first reported on Saturday night at 10pm.The 40-year-old female driver of the other vehicle was also taken to hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.The woman was arrested but has since been released on police bail.Police say they have spoken to a number of witnesses however they do know that other motorists who have not yet come forward were travelling on the road last night and they may have information that could assist in the investigation.They would also like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed an earlier collision between the Saab and a white Peugeot 207. The number to call is 101. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Previous articleIreland injury update expected todayNext articleInvestigation underway following blaze at old Herdmans Mill in Sion Mills News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

Texas officer who fatally shot woman in her home arrested on murder charges

first_imgMarilyn Nieves/iStock(FORT WORTH, TX.) — The police officer who fatally shot a Fort Worth, Texas, woman in her home while answering a call for a welfare check has been arrested on murder charges. The charge comes after the officer abruptly resigned on Monday just before he was about to be fired for allegedly violating multiple department policies, the police chief said. The officer, identified earlier Monday as Aaron Dean, is being held without bond in Tarrant County, according to court records.“I certainly have not been able to make sense of why she had to lose her life,” Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said at a news conference prior to the arrest, in reference to the early Saturday morning killing of Atatiana “Tay” Jefferson. “On behalf of the men and women of the Fort Worth Police Department, I’m so sorry for what occurred.”Kraus identified the officer who shot Jefferson, 28, as Dean, who was hired by the police force in August 2017 and was commissioned as a licensed peace officer on April 13, 2018.The police chief said he was scheduled to meet with Dean on Monday morning, but the officer tendered his resignation before they had a chance to meet.“Had the officer not resigned, I would have fired him for violations of several policies, including our use of force policy, our de-escalation policy, and unprofessional conduct,” Kraus said.But Jefferson’s grieving family said Dean should have never been given the option to resign.“He should have been fired before this,” Jefferson’s brother, Adarius Carr, told ABC News. Jefferson’s sister, Ashley Carr, added that while her family welcomed apologies from the police chief and other city officials, including the mayor, she told ABC News, “It’s not the end result we’re looking for.”“I want justice for my sister,” Ashley Carr said. “I want her death not to be in vain.”She said her sister was a pre-med graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, who dropped her career ambitions to return home to Texas to care for their ailing mother. She said Jefferson was also helping their sister, Amber, who recently underwent heart surgery, raise her two young children, including their 8-year-old nephew, Zion, who witnessed her being shot to death.The family’s attorney, civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt, said the next development loved ones of Jefferson are hoping for, is that Dean suffer the consequences of his actions.“The opportunity to resign is a slap in this family’s face and it’s a slap in the community’s face,” Merritt said. “He should have never been given that option. And I want us to stop treating this … like it’s a bad apple case. The saying is ‘a bad apple spoils the bunch.’ But the barrel is rotten from the core.”Kaus said an internal investigation and a criminal investigation of Dean would proceed, and that he has sent a preliminary report of the shooting to the FBI to review Dean’s actions for possible civil rights violations.Kraus said Dean has not been cooperating with the investigation, adding, “He resigned before his opportunity to cooperate.”The chief had said prior to the arrest he was getting frequent updates on the criminal investigation against Dean and anticipated that he would be able to provide the public with a “substantial update” no later than Tuesday.He also said Dean’s separation paperwork would be sent to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the agency in charge of licensing and certifying peace officers, “will reflect that he was dishonorably discharged from the Fort Worth Police Department.” Kraus made the announcement after Mayor Betsy Price expressed outrage over the shooting and berated the police department for releasing a photo of a handgun found in Jefferson’s home, saying, “there is nothing that could justify what happened on Saturday morning. Nothing.”“The gun is irrelevant. She was in her own home caring for her 8-year old nephew. Atatiana was a victim,” the mayor said.Kraus echoed the mayor, saying the photo of the gun that was released to the public “was a bad thing to do” and was apparently intended to “show what the perceived threat may have been.”He said the gun was found just inside the window where Jefferson, who, according to her family, had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, was shot.“I can’t imagine most of us, if we thought we had somebody outside our house that shouldn’t be there and we had access to a firearm, that we wouldn’t act very similarly to how she acted,” Kraus said.But Merritt said he interpreted the move as an attempt to “cast aspersions on Tay, to give this officer (Dean) an out.”“This was their attempt to justify the unjustifiable,” Merritt told ABC News.After spending the weekend hearing from outraged community residents, and friends and relatives of Jefferson, Price apologized on behalf of the city of Fort Worth.“We are all heartbroken today. Atatiana was a beautiful, smart, amazing young woman by all accounts, who was unjustly taken from her family,” Price said. “The entire city is in pain. As a mother, grandmother, a sister, an aunt, I can’t imagine anything worse and I’m so sorry.”Calling the circumstances a “pivotal moment for the city,” the mayor said she had ordered the creation of a “third-party panel of national experts to review this department.”Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke announced he will assemble an independent review board for the police department and will begin interviewing candidates for an independent police monitor.Prior to receiving news of Dean’s resignation, Jefferson’s relatives demanded the officer be immediately fired and arrested, and that the federal government take charge of the investigation.“This man murdered someone. He should be arrested,” said Adarius Carr, a member of the U.S. Navy.“I’ve served my country for the last 12 years. In that time, I’ve been trained and taught that there are preplanned responses for everything you do. Everything you’re trained about, there’s a way to do things. And when you don’t do it the way you’ve been trained or the way you’ve been taught, you have to answer for that,” Carr said. “The Fort Worth PD cannot investigate themselves. The U.S. Navy is not allowed to do it, they should not be as well.”Merritt said the shooting shows that the Fort Worth Police Department is “in need of serious systematic reform.”He said the family is calling on the Department of Justice or the FBI to investigate the killing, adding that the officer should be “vigorously prosecuted.”“We expect this to happen immediately,” Merritt said. “This (the shooting) happened Saturday. Why this man is not in handcuffs right now is a source of continued agitation for this family and for this community, and it must be addressed.”The shooting unfolded about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday after a neighbor of Jefferson’s called the police department’s non-emergency line to asked that a welfare check be conducted on Jefferson’s home because the lights were on and the back and front doors were open.Lt. Brandon O’Neil said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that two officers were sent to the home on East Allen Avenue. He said the officers arrived at the house at 2:29 a.m. and parked near Jefferson’s home, but not in front of the residence.O’Neil said the officers walked around the back of the house, and that one of the officers observed a person through the rear window of the home and opened fire.Chief Kraus added on Monday that the officers never knocked on the door.Body-camera footage released by the department shows Dean approaching a rear window of the home with his gun drawn. The officer sees the woman through the window, shouts, “Put your hands up, show me your hands,” and fires one shot.“Perceiving a threat, the officer drew his duty weapon and fired one shot striking the person inside the residence,” a statement from the police department reads.Responding officers entered the home, located the shooting victim and began providing emergency care.Jefferson died at the scene.O’Neil said Dean never identified himself as a police officer to Jefferson.“What the officer observed and why he did not announce ‘police’ will be addressed as the investigation continues,” O’Neil said. Merritt said that Jefferson and her nephew, Zion, were playing a “Call of Duty” video game when they heard someone in the bushes outside their home and went to a bedroom window to investigate. He said Jefferson stopped her nephew from looking out the window and that she was shot when she peered into the darkness.“It was less than a second,” Merritt said of the shooting. “I had an expert slow it (the body-camera video) down. It was .6 seconds between the command and the shot. There was no time for them to perceive a threat from a weapon. There was no time for her to respond. It was reckless, deadly behavior.”Ashley Carr said her sister never mentioned being afraid of getting killed by police.“We obeyed laws. We didn’t walk in fear because we did what we thought was right,” she told ABC News. “Now you could still do what’s right, but it’s coming with fear, and that’s scary.”Adarius Carr said that he hopes people remember his sister for how she lived.“I want everyone to remember my sister like I remember her: Just a fun-loving, easy-going, hilarious young lady who just wanted to serve and be better, make sure our family was good,” he said. “A very beautiful soul, absolutely. My life is upside down without her.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bernice A. King says her father would be ‘proud’ of young activists in wake of George Floyd’s death

“Their message is clear: we want justice.” @BerniceKing and @Tiffanydloftin, the director of the NAACP Youth and College Division, discuss how young protesters are using their voices amid protests over George Floyd’s death. pic.twitter.com/swEMaXA4LG— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 2, 2020Floyd, a black man, died on Memorial Day after he was handcuffed and pinned down by former white Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd’s death sparked protests across the United States and globe.Demonstrators are taking action to demand righteousness and a fair trial and conviction for the police officers involved, said Tiffany Dena Loftin, the director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth and College Division.“Their message is clear: ‘We want justice,’” Loftin told GMA.She continued, “We know the track record of this country has never given us that and so right now the message of new folks, in the word diversity of the protests, is to focus on two things — making sure that we get justice for the family and that we get really strong reform so that black people in America feel safe.”The protests have captured images of black and white people coming together in solidarity.“I think it’s an opportunity for us to recognize that America is changing and it’s starting with our young people leading a positive and good example of what it’s like to demand justice for not only Black Lives Matter, but for everyone,” Loftin said.King said she hopes the country will focus its attention on “deconstructing and reconstructing policing” by addressing legal reforms.“This time it must change because if it does not change, then I shudder to think what is going to happen in this country,” she added.Loftin’s message to young protesters is to “stay strong and resilient.”“Our ancestors taught us what it is to not only be leaders in this moment, but to also fight what we believe,” she said.Loftin went on, “There’s multiple solutions to the problem and our young folks are going to make sure America gets it right this time.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Bernice A. King appeared on “Good Morning America” June 2, 2020 talk about how young protesters are using their voices in wake of George Floyd’s death. – (ABC News)By NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Bernice A. King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., is speaking out amid the protests rocking the nation following the killing of George Floyd.King appeared live on Good Morning America Tuesday to discuss how young activists are using their voices to stand up for justice.“I am so proud of them first of all for the tenacity, the resilience and the vigilance that they are exercising and the determination to keep the issue of Black Lives Matter before this nation which has called so many people to lean in, in ways that I’ve never seen before in generations past,” King told Robin Roberts.“I just think my father and my mother would be extremely proud,” King added. “My mother said something so essential. She said, ‘Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won.’ We earn it and win it in every generation and these diverse group of young people are earning and winning this freedom. We may not see the total manifestation yet, but it is on its way because of their determination and vigilance.” read more