MPs decide prisoners have no right to vote

first_img Share KCS-content MPs decide prisoners have no right to vote whatsapp MPs yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ban on prisoners having the right to vote.The cross-party motion, tabled by Jack Straw and David Davis, was passed by 234 votes to 22.But parliament is likely to have to agree on a watered-down version of the ban, as it puts the government on a collision course with the European Court of Human Rights. In 2005 the European court ruled the voting ban was contrary to the European convention on human rights. The British government was given until this summer to pass more relaxed legislation. Initially, the government proposed giving the vote to prisoners serving sentences of less than four years. But MPs from across the political divide backed yesterday’s motion, which rejects the European court’s ruling.The government has been warned it faces hundreds of compensation claims from disgruntled inmates. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo Thursday 10 February 2011 9:04 pmcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgNigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileNigerian-German Chemicals Plc manufactures and sells a range of specialty industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals for the household, industrial and agricultural sectors in Nigeria. The company provides agrochemicals which includes herbicides, fungicides and insecticides; household consumer products include disinfectants, insecticides, detergents, bleaches, personal care products, hygiene products and air fresheners; veterinary/animal healthcare products include anthelmintics, ecto-parasite remedies, anti-infectives, anti-rabies vaccines and feed additives; oil and gas products include demulsifiers, flow improvers, biocides, corrosion inhibitors, flocculants, wax inhibitors and scale inhibitors. Established in 1963 and formerly known as Hoechst Products Nigeria Limited, the company changed its Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc in 1995. Its head offices is in Ota, Nigeria. Nigerian-German Chemicals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

1 FTSE 100 recovery stock to buy today

first_img Paul Summers | Thursday, 17th June, 2021 | More on: WTB Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! As a way of making money from the gradual reopening of the UK economy, I’ve long been positive about the prospects of Premier Inn owner and FTSE 100 member Whitbread (LSE: WTB). Today’s Q1 trading update suggests that this may have been the correct call. Trading “significantly ahead”Unsurprisingly, total accommodation sales in the UK remained far below what would normally be expected over a single quarter (-60.9%). Naturally, food and beverage sales weren’t great either, down 86% compared to what Whitbread was making in FY20 (the year before the pandemic). All told, total sales — including the contribution from Whitbread’s operations in Germany — fell 69.8%.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…As scary as these figures initially seem, one does need to keep things in perspective. After all, the UK was still in lockdown for much of this time. Moreover, positive momentum at this FTSE 100 giant appears to be gathering pace.In addition to stating that it had traded “significantly ahead of the market” in Q1, Whitbread commented today that it had seen “encouraging trends” since 17 May (Step 3 of Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap), by which time 98% of its hotels were open. In Germany, 19 of the company’s 30 hotels are now open.  What next?Despite Boris Johnson’s decision to delay fully reopening England, Whitbread said today that it would not be making any changes to its full-year guidance. The hotelier also said that it expected “very strong” leisure demand in tourist destinations over the summer. This largely positive outlook should be reassuring for holders, even if a recovery in business demand may not happen until the the autumn. It also goes some way to explaining the near-4% rise in the share price this morning. As a longer-term investor, however, I’m more interested in Whitbread’s growth strategy. We’ve known for some time that the FTSE 100 member wanted to take advantage of rivals’ relative instability during this tricky period. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that 10 new hotels were opened over Q1. This attempt to “optimise” its estate and snap up sites should stand it in good stead when normality returns. The company’s plans for its German market are also compelling. Having added three new hotels over the last quarter, the FTSE member now has a pipeline of 73 sites in the country.On top of this, Whitbread’s finances seem in good order. Net debt stood at £70.6m at the end of Q1, thanks in part to an accumulation of customer deposits. This has allowed the company to continue marketing investment to generate more visits to its website. My verdictWhitbread’s share price is still some way below where it stood pre-pandemic. While wary of becoming fixated on this target, it does suggest there’s quite a bit of upside remaining. But there are downsides and ongoing risks too. Dividends, for example, are still to be restored. So, I’d steer clear of the stock for now if I were looking to generate income. Moreover, I can’t overlook the possibility that there could be more coronavirus-related crises in the months ahead. Despite its market-leading position, the £7bn cap will never be free of competition either.Even so, I do believe this is the beginning of the end rather than the end of the beginning to Whitbread’s woes. As such, I’d still be happy to buy this FTSE 100 stock today.  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. 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Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 1 FTSE 100 recovery stock to buy today Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today…last_img read more

Holy Land Institute for the Deaf assists refugees and prepares…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Lynette Wilson Posted Dec 19, 2016 Holy Land Institute for the Deaf assists refugees and prepares disabled children for meaningful participation in life Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Refugees Migration & Resettlement Middle East, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Israel-Palestine, center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Holy Land Institute for the Deaf provides a mostly one-on-one education for its students, who learn the fundamentals of sign language by tactile learning. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] For more than 50 years, the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf has worked to enable deaf, deaf-blind children, hearing impaired as well as children with other sensory and physical disabilities, for inclusion and participation in their families, communities and societies in a meaningful way. It is the only school in the Middle East to provide education to people with congenital hearing loss, and in 2001 became the first boarding school in the region to accept deaf-blind children.Some 120 students, ages 3½ to 21, 90 percent of them residential, study at the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf’s campus in Salt, Jordan, a 50-minute drive the from capital, Amman. When new students arrive, they are typically three to five years behind in language development. Each student learns sign-language fundamentals through play-based learning, after which they are placed in classes according to age and educational ability.“We don’t see ourselves as a school for deaf children, we are a sign-language media school,” said executive director, Brother Andrew A.L. de Carpentier, who came to the institute in 1977. The school teaches sign language in Arabic, French and English, he said, adding that the Arabic spoken in Jordan contains more than 20,000 signs.Brother Andrew A.L. de Carpentier, executive director of the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf, leads Episcopalians on a tour of the institute in Salt, Jordan, showing them a ruler for tactile learning and a sign outside marking a classroom in sign language. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceOriginally from the Netherlands and raised in the Dutch Reformed tradition, de Carpentier began working with the deaf in Lebanon, where he also became an Anglican, in the 1970s.Working through its network, the institute has helped to establish 60 partner schools in the Middle East, including in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Palestine, as well as in Afghanistan and Pakistan, he said.“It used to be that they got a sixth-grade education and vocational school, and we changed that in the Middle East,” said de Carpentier. Now students go on to high school and 50 have gone on to college.“The ministry there is so remarkable for taking care of disabled children and their families,” said the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, the Episcopal Church’s partnership officer for the Middle East. “The impact is way beyond each child … when you multiply that by the number of families involved and how those extended families are aware of this ministry, the imprint – of the good of what the Christian church is doing there, and the training and the education and the hope for the future these kids have – is incalculable.”In Jordan, as in all Middle Eastern countries, Muslims are a majority and Christians make up a small minority; proselytizing is prohibited. The institute accepts students, many of them from poor families, from throughout the country.A woman works on a mosaic to sell in the gift shop at the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe school operates on a $1 million annual budget, receiving money from the Jordanian government and grants, private donations and assistance from the Friends of the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf. It employs 34 teachers, 20 percent of them deaf and many of them educated at the school, and volunteers. Over the years, cultural attitudes toward the disabled have changed, particularly since the United Nations called for the International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981, said de Carpentier.Still, difficulties exist. With the long-running civil war in Syria and increased violence in Iraq, partner schools in those countries no longer function, but the institute is providing services to children and their families in refugee camps in Jordan, a top hosting country for people displaced by violence and persecution.The Holy Land Institute for the Deaf is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which includes Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. A long-time partner of Episcopal Relief & Development, the institute has been working with a network of local organizations to establish a satellite center in the largest refugee camp, Za’atari. With increasing need and an invitation from local authorities, it is opening an additional center in the second largest refugee camp, Al-Azraq. This new center aims to serve approximately 1,500 people with disabilities.“It is especially heartening to see how the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and the Diocese of Jerusalem are not only remaining steadfast in their support of families and children in Za’atari camp but replicating this successful program in Azraq camp as well,” said Nagulan Nesiah, Episcopal Relief & Development’s senior program officer for disaster response and risk reduction. “After five years of crisis in Syria with no sign of easing, our local partners in the region who were active before the conflict are still helping to the best of their ability, and we continue to support them.”– Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. She visited the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf in Salt, Jordan, during an October trip for religion writers and bloggers sponsored by the Jordan Tourism Board and Royal Jordanian Airlines. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Pukke fullback launches HUGE dropgoal in Varsity Cup Semi Final

first_imgWednesday Apr 6, 2016 Pukke fullback launches HUGE dropgoal in Varsity Cup Semi Final Pukke stormed through to South Africa’s Varsity Cup Final after beating University of Johannesburg (UJ) 35-7 in Johannesburg on Monday night. Fullback Rhyno Smith picked up 16 points with the boot, including a mammoth dropgoal early in the second half.While the thinner air of the highveld no doubt aided the ball’s flight, it was still a hugely impressive kick. Pukke will face Maties in the final, after the Stellenbosch side beat Tuks 49-11.You can view full match highlights belowcredit: supersportADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

154 Rental Social Housing And Public Building For The Barcelon…

first_img 154 Rental Social Housing And Public Building For The Barcelona Municipal Housing / ONL Arquitectura Architects: ONL Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/299690/154-rental-social-housing-and-public-building-for-the-barcelona-municipal-housing-onl-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” 154 Rental Social Housing And Public Building For The Barcelona Municipal Housing / ONL ArquitecturaSave this projectSave154 Rental Social Housing And Public Building For The Barcelona Municipal Housing / ONL Arquitectura Apartments Area:  18 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeONL ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBarcelonaSpainPublished on December 05, 2012Cite: “154 Rental Social Housing And Public Building For The Barcelona Municipal Housing / ONL Arquitectura” [154 Viviendas Y Equipamientos Para El Patronato Municipal De La Vivienda / ONL Arquitectura] 05 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore 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 streamcenter_img Save this picture!© Gianluca Giaccone+ 25 Share Save this picture!© Gianluca GiacconeText description provided by the architects. Five projects for a collection of public usebuildings: 154 rental dwellings for young people and senior citizens; anursery; a community centre; and two underground storeys for rental parkinglots.Save this picture!© Gianluca GiacconeThe scheme is organised into two distinct buildingsseparated by a courtyard located in the most prominent position: the chamferedcorner of the two main streets. By locating the courtyard on the corner– theareas in the Cerdà Eixample grid which permit the best frontal views – wecreate a focal point through which the interior square is revealed through anexciting use of space. The 6 floors of the two buildings come together inperilous proximity, reaching over the courtyard to open up the ground floor andenable panoramic views from the surrounding streets.Save this picture!RenderWe have incorporated building techniques into theexterior design which create interplay of light and shade through the carefularrangement of spaces.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Applied Data Trees in GrasshopperArticlesSt. Horto Winning Proposal / OFL ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:c/ Navas de Tolosa – c/ Indústria, Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Spain ArchDaily 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/299690/154-rental-social-housing-and-public-building-for-the-barcelona-municipal-housing-onl-arquitectura Clipboard CopyApartments•Barcelona, Spainlast_img read more

Program to Focus on Strategic Marketing for Agribusinesses

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Program to Focus on Strategic Marketing for Agribusinesses Program to Focus on Strategic Marketing for Agribusinesses By Andy Eubank – Jun 26, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host the 2015 Executive Agri-Marketing program Aug. 31-Sept. 2 in West Lafayette.The program targets agribusiness managers responsible for making marketing decisions in companies that serve farmers or dealers in roles that include branding, product management and strategic direction.Scott Downey, (pictured) assistant director of the center and associate professor of agricultural economics, and Justin Funk, managing partner of Agri Studies Inc. based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, will lead the program.This year’s program focuses on best practices in marketing, the discipline of segmentation, aligning the organization around the customer experience, marketing decision tools and putting ideas to work. Participants will have the opportunity to consider the gap between organizational intention and customer perception and will use marketing decision tools to address financial and managerial metrics, planning and analysis.“The purpose of Executive Agri-Marketing is to go beyond traditional marketing advice,” Downey said. “We’ll offer participants the strategies and tools they need for marketing in today’s volatile agricultural climate.”Find more information and apply for the program at https://www.agribusiness.purdue.edu/seminars-and-events. Register by June 30 for the early registration rate of $2,245 per person. The regular rate is $2,395 per person. Team rates also are available by calling 765-494-4247.Source: Purdue News Previous articleStoring Wet Hay Could Cause Barn FireNext articleHoosier Farmers Rally in Support of RFS Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot in head, ‘battling for his life’: Police

first_imgMarco_Piunti/iStock(CHICAGO) — A 25-year-old Chicago police officer is “battling for his life” after he was shot in the head while off-duty, according to the superintendent. The officer was driving with a woman at about 1:38 a.m. Wednesday when he noticed a black Toyota following him and they called 911, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. Someone in the Toyota fired shots at the officer’s car, hitting him in the head, Johnson said.The woman in the car was not hurt and is cooperating with police, he said. No one is in custody but video camera footage captured part of the incident and is being reviewed, Johnson said at a news conference on Wednesday.The unnamed officer, who has been on the force for two years, underwent surgery and was in critical condition on Wednesday, Johnson said. The officer is “showing signs of improvement,” Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham said at the news conference. “He actually gave a thumbs up,” Johnson said.The injured officer serves the same district where his father — who retired last year — worked. Johnson said he worked alongside the injured officer’s father, and now that injured officer works with Johnson’s son, another Chicago cop.As the officer’s “clinging to life,” Johnson stressed the need to stop gun violence in the city.“My heart goes out to this young man’s family and his friends,” he said. “I also want to offer a prayer to all those who have suffered as a result of gun violence in Chicago. These senseless shootings just have to stop. And I’d like to renew my call for common sense gun laws.” “You ask yourself why does this keep occurring. And the simple fact is we just have too many guns in Chicago and too many people willing to use them,” Johnson said. “And I don’t blame any particular group of people except the ones puling the triggers. … It just seems to me that if we focused as a society on the people that pull the triggers that maybe we could reduce this a lot quicker. But we choose to point the blame at everybody else.” “We need to put the guns down in the city of Chicago,” he said. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 312-747-8380.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US reports over 169,000 new cases

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 59.2 million people and killed over 1.3 million worldwide.Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:Nov 24, 6:16 amDaily virus deaths hit new high in RussiaRussia registered 491 more fatalities from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, marking the country’s highest single-day death toll from the disease so far.An additional 24,326 cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed nationwide, down from the previous day’s peak of 25,173 newly diagnosed infections. The cumulative total now stands at 2,138,828 confirmed cases, including 37,031 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Russia has seen a resurgence in COVID-19 infections in recent weeks, with multiple back-to-back days of record-high deaths and cases. The Eastern European nation of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of confirmed cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said Tuesday that a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign is expected to begin next year, according to the Interfax news agency. She noted that immunization will be voluntary.More than two million doses of Sputnik V, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Russian Ministry of Health’s Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, will be produced by the end of the year, Golikova said.Nov 24, 5:45 amDeath toll from outbreak at Illinois veterans home rises to 27A COVID-19 outbreak at a veterans home in Illinois has left more than two dozen people dead, according to a report by Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.At least 27 veterans who lived at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, some 100 miles southwest of Chicago, have died from COVID-19, according to WLS, which cited the Illinois Department of Veterans.“That’s over 20 percent of our veterans that have passed away in the past several weeks,” state Sen. Sue Rezin told WLS.Rezin said the facility, which is in her district, continues to see an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases.“November 4th, there were only four cases of COVID within the home,” she said. “Very quickly within the past 20 days, we’ve had almost 200 cases.”The Illinois Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will meet virtually Tuesday to discuss the crises at the LaSalle facility.“We need answers and we need answers today,” Rezin said.So far, a total of 96 residents and 93 employees at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the facility’s administrator, Angela Mehlbrech. The veterans home has been conducting health screenings of its residents and staff, maintaining social distancing practices, wearing face coverings as well as intensifying cleaning and disinfecting protocols.An infection control team has been sent to the facility, according to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.“When there is massive, widespread community spread,” Pritzker told WLS, “there’s no way to keep it out of every facility.”Nov 24, 4:05 amUS reports over 169,000 new casesThere were 169,190 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the 21st straight day that the country has reported over 100,000 newly diagnosed infections. Monday’s count falls under the all-time high of 196,004 new cases on Nov. 20.An additional 889 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide on Monday, down from a peak of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.A total of 12,420,872 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 257,701 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

Record Growth Continues In USI Graduate School Enrollment

first_imgFor the seventh consecutive semester, the University of Southern Indiana has seen record-setting growth in its graduate enrollment. At 1,537, graduate student numbers are up 6.1% from last year, much of which can be attributed to the continued success of The Romain College of Business’ online MBA program. USI currently offers a total of 13 master’s programs and two doctoral programs.“Our graduate programs, including our highly-successful MBA program, are prime examples of how we are innovating to meet the needs of our community, the region and beyond,” said Dr. Ronald S. Rochon, USI president. “A dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting places our business college in an elite category shared by less than 2% of business schools worldwide. That’s a distinction that highlights the quality of the academic offerings we provide.”USI also welcomes the most academically well-prepared freshman class in its history. These 1,585 first-time-in-college students boast an average 3.44 GPA on a 4.0 high school scale. “USI has become a campus of choice for students who have high academic standards and goals,” said Rochon. “We focus on providing a high-quality education in an environment that is nurturing and prepares our students for all aspects of their lives.” The University has seen sustained growth in four-, five- and six-year graduation rates, another indicator of student quality and success.In a highly competitive marketplace, overall USI enrollment for the 2019 fall semester, at 10,734, is down by 2.6% from 2018. This includes students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs and 2,044 students enrolled in dual credit including USI’s College Achievement Program (CAP) in 27 high schools across Indiana. CAP continues to be an important tool in enabling many students to graduate college in four years or less. Transfer enrollment stands at 509 students in 2019, compared to 519 in 2018.Students at USI represent 91 Indiana counties, 42 states and 69 countries. In-state students make up 80% of the student body, while out-of-state enrollment, including international students make up 20%. Minority and international students are at a record high at 15.4%.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more