London named as best European city for real estate investment

first_img LONDON has been named the most attractive European city for real estate investment, knocking Munich out of pole position.In the annual European regional economic growth index, compiled by LaSalle Investment Management, the capital emerged victorious, while all other UK cities were close to, or in, the bottom half of the table of 104 European cities.While Manchester also retained its position on the list, dropping just one place to 36, Belfast, Liverpool and Sheffield were named as some of the least favoured places in Europe. LaSalle’s criteria for ranking the 104 major European cities included economic growth factors, overall wealth and the attractiveness of the local business environment. Other highly-ranked cities included Paris, Munich, Moscow, Stockholm and Oslo.LaSalle said London owed its premier placing to its “dynamic and flexible” economy, which has bounced back quickly after the financial crisis. It noted investment for the 2012 Olympics and Crossrail are likely to continue this economic success. Conversely public sector cuts are likely to bring more bad news for other UK cities. Share Show Comments ▼ London named as best European city for real estate investment whatsapp Sunday 10 October 2010 11:48 pmcenter_img Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Tokyo Olympics Medal Tally: Check full updated standings of countries

first_img Football SportSport NewsTokyo Olympics By Kunal Dhyani – June 16, 2021 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR 51Ivory Coast (CIV)1012 54Singapore (SIN)1001 48Vietnam (VIE)1102 35Thailand (THA)2226 20Canada (CAN)431522 3China (CHN)26182670 Facebook Twitter Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive 63Ireland (IRL)0202 37Slovakia (SVK)2204 8South Korea (KOR)93921 51Bahamas (BAH)1012 78Nigeria (NGR)0011 60Malaysia (MAS)0415 78United Arab Emirates (UAE)0011 Football 14Spain (ESP)74617 15Kenya (KEN)66113 9Italy (ITA)812828 62Venezuela (VEN)0213 Football 48Bahrain (BRN)1102 78Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)0011 77Israel (ISR)0022 35Belgium (BEL)2226 78Portugal (POR)0011 4Russia (RUS)19172056 25Iran (IRI)3148 75Egypt (EGY)0033 Football 26Greece (GRE)3126 Latest Sports News Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Grammar With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlycio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowThe 2016 Rio Games were held from August 5 to 21. The U.S. was the most dominant country, winning a total of 121 medals including 46 gold medals. Great Britain finished second by a 54 medal deficit. It amassed 67 medals. Chine was third. Although the Dragons had more medals in the medal tally (70) they had fewer gold medals compared to Great Britain.WATCH VIDEO|<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Tokyo Olympics Medal tally: India’s ranking in 2016: India finished 67th with one silver medal in Badminton (PV Sindhu) and one bronze medal in wrestling (Sakshi Malik). 21Uzbekistan (UZB)42713 17Croatia (CRO)53210 11Netherlands (NED)87419 50Chinese Taipei (TPE)1023 46Indonesia (INA)1203 63Algeria (ALG)0202 38Georgia (GEO)2147 78Austria (AUT)0011 (Note: The Tokyo Olympics Medal tally will be updated soon) 54Fiji (FIJ)1001 44Ethiopia (ETH)1258 Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ 22Kazakhstan (KAZ)351018 45Slovenia (SLO)1214 28Denmark (DEN)26715 47Romania (ROU)1124 33Poland (POL)23611 Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Tokyo Olympic Medal Tally: The Tokyo 2020 organising committee has initiated the recycling program to manufacture Olympic medals. Tokyo Olympics Medal Tally and Standings: The Tokyo 2020 organising committee has initiated the recycling program to manufacture Olympic medals. The Gold, Silver and Bronze medals have been made by recycling mobile phones. Under “Tokyo 2020 Medal Project”, it is the first time in Olympic history that the host city (Tokyo) population was used to recycle mobile phone to make medals. From the mobiles collected, approximate of 5000 medals have been produced which will be handed out to the champion athletes in different sporting disciplines in Tokyo Olympics slated July 23.Tokyo Olympics Medal tally: Standing of Rio Olympic 2016 69Niger (NIG)0101 Tokyo Olympics Medal Tally: Check full updated standings of countries 24Switzerland (SUI)3227 7France (FRA)10181442center_img 75Tunisia (TUN)0033 43Czech Republic (CZE)12710 42Armenia (ARM)1304 32Serbia (SRB)2428 54Jordan (JOR)1001 Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive 61Mexico (MEX)0325 78Estonia (EST)0011 23Colombia (COL)3238 Football 18Cuba (CUB)52411 CRI GeneticsMontana Man Tries New DNA Test And Gets in USA TodayCRI Genetics|SponsoredSponsoredAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. Taonga is a whole world full of adventure!Taonga: The Island Farm|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsored 31Ukraine (UKR)25411 12Hungary (HUN)83415 10Australia (AUS)8111029 16Jamaica (JAM)63211 Sport News 40Belarus (BLR)1449 19New Zealand (NZL)49518 6Japan (JPN)1282141 69Burundi (BDI)0101 Totals (86 countries)307307359973 Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race 2Great Britain (GBR)27231767 1United States (USA)463738121 69Philippines (PHI)0101 78Finland (FIN)0011 39Azerbaijan (AZE)171018 54Puerto Rico (PUR)1001 Football 69Grenada (GRN)0101 74Norway (NOR)0044 29Sweden (SWE)26311 78Morocco (MAR)0011 TAGSTOKYO OLYMPICSTokyo Olympics 2020Tokyo Olympics medal tallyTokyo Olympics MedalsTokyo Olympics standings SHARE 66Bulgaria (BUL)0123 67Mongolia (MGL)0112 Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country 34North Korea (PRK)2327 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL 78Dominican Republic (DOM)0011 Football 54Kosovo (KOS)1001 27Argentina (ARG)3104 13Brazil (BRA)76619 69Qatar (QAT)0101 RankCountryGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalOlympic Medal Tally 54Tajikistan (TJK)1001 67India (IND)0112 41Turkey (TUR)1348 Latest Sports News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleTokyo Olympics Full Schedule: Check the complete list of Tokyo Olympics fixtures and Match Timings in ISTNext articleTUR vs WAL Dream11 Prediction for Euro 2020 Football Match – Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11, 16 June Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 51Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)1012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look 30South Africa (RSA)26210 65Lithuania (LTU)0134 5Germany (GER)17101542last_img read more

Pharma-Deko Plc ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgPharma-Deko Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Umeme Limited ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgUmeme Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Umeme Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileUmeme Limited is a power utility company managing the distribution of electricity, electricity supply and after-sales service in Uganda and power sharing with Africa sub-regions. Its electricity distribution division manages the operation, maintenance, upgrading and expansion of the distribution network in Uganda. It consists of approximately 26 202 kilometres of medium- and low-voltage transmission lines which covers the major towns and cities of Uganda. The electricity supply and after-sales service divisions connect new customers to the distribution network, read meters, bill customers and collect revenue as well as deal with customer complaints, restoring power interruptions, managing customer care and educating customers on saving energy. Umeme Limited targets customers in the domestic, commercial, medium industrial, large industrial and street lighting sectors. Umeme Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The history of President’s Day

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Celebrations and TraditionsLike Independence Day, Presidents’ Day is traditionally viewed as a time of patriotic celebration and remembrance. In its original incarnation as Washington’s Birthday, the holiday gained special meaning during the difficulties of the Great Depression, when portraits of George Washington often graced the front pages of newspapers and magazines every February 22. In 1932 the date was used to reinstate the Purple Heart, a military decoration originally created by George Washington to honor soldiers killed or wounded while serving in the armed forces. Patriotic groups and the Boy Scouts of America also held celebrations on the day, and in 1938 some 5,000 people attended mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City in honor of Washington.In its modern form, Presidents’ Day is used by many patriotic and historical groups as a date for staging celebrations, reenactments, and other events. A number of states also require that their public schools spend the days leading up to Presidents’ Day teaching students about the accomplishments of the presidents, often with a focus on the lives of Washington and Lincoln. TAGSPresident’s Day Previous articleRoe v Wade plaintiff diesNext articleThe “Breaking News” story you never heard Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here From the History ChannelOriginated from Washington’s birthdayThe story of Presidents’ Day date begins in 1800. Following President George Washington’s death in 1799, his February 22 birthday became a perennial day of remembrance. At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and events like the 1832 centennial of his birth and the start of construction of the Washington Monument in 1848 were cause for national celebration.George WashingtonDid You Know?President’s Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president. Four chief executives—George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan were born in February, but their birthdays all come either too early or late to coincide with Presidents’ Day, which is always celebrated on the third Monday of the month.While Washington’s Birthday was an unofficial observance for most of the 1800s, it was not until the late 1870s that it became a federal holiday. Senator Steven Wallace Dorsey of Arkansas was the first to propose the measure, and in 1879 President Rutherford B. Hayes signed it into law. The holiday initially only applied to the District of Columbia, but in 1885 it was expanded to the whole country. At the time, Washington’s Birthday joined four other nationally recognized federal bank holidays—Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Independence Day and Thanksgiving—and was the first to celebrate the life of an individual American. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, signed into law in 1983, would be the second.center_img The Uniform Monday Holiday ActThe shift from Washington’s Birthday to Presidents’ Day began in the late 1960s when Congress proposed a measure known as the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Championed by Senator Robert McClory of Illinois, this law sought to shift the celebration of several federal holidays from specific dates to a series of predetermined Mondays. The proposed change was seen by many as a novel way to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers, and it was believed that ensuring holidays always fell on the same weekday would reduce employee absenteeism. While some argued that shifting holidays from their original dates would cheapen their meaning, the bill also had widespread support from both the private sector and labor unions and was seen as a surefire way to bolster retail sales.The Uniform Monday Holiday Act also included a provision to combine the celebration of Washington’s Birthday with Abraham Lincoln’s, which fell on the proximate date of February 12. Lincoln’s Birthday had long been a state holiday in places like Illinois, and many supported joining the two days as a way of giving equal recognition to two of America’s most famous statesmen.McClory was among the measure’s major proponents, and he even floated the idea of renaming the holiday “President’s Day.” This proved to be a point of contention for lawmakers from George Washington’s home state of Virginia, and the proposal was eventually dropped. Nevertheless, the main piece of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed in 1968 and officially took effect in 1971 following an executive order from President Richard Nixon. Washington’s Birthday was then shifted from the fixed date of February 22 to the third Monday of February. Columbus Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day were also moved from their traditionally designated dates. (As a result of widespread criticism, in 1980 Veterans’ Day was returned to its original November 11 date.) Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TransformationWhile Nixon’s order plainly called the newly placed holiday Washington’s Birthday, it was not long before the shift to Presidents’ Day began. The move away from February 22 led many to believe that the new date was intended to honor both Washington and Abraham Lincoln, as it now fell between their two birthdays. Marketers soon jumped at the opportunity to play up the three-day weekend with sales, and “Presidents’ Day” bargains were advertised at stores around the country.By the mid-1980s Washington’s Birthday was known to many Americans as Presidents’ Day. This shift had solidified in the early 2000s, by which time as many as half the 50 states had changed the holiday’s name to Presidents’ Day on their calendars. Some states have even chosen to customize the holiday by adding new figures to the celebration. Arkansas, for instance, celebrates Washington as well as civil rights activist Daisy Gatson Bates. Alabama, meanwhile, uses Presidents’ Day to commemorate Washington and Thomas Jefferson (who was born in April).Washington and Lincoln still remain the two most recognized leaders, but Presidents’ Day is now popularly seen as a day to recognize the lives and achievements of all of America’s chief executives. Some lawmakers have objected to this view, arguing that grouping George Washington and Abraham Lincoln together with less successful presidents minimizes their legacies. Congressional measures to restore Washington and Lincoln’s individual birthdays were proposed during the early 2000s, but all failed to gain much attention. For its part, the federal government has held fast to the original incarnation of the holiday as a celebration of the country’s first president. The third Monday in February is still listed on official calendars as Washington’s Birthday.last_img read more

Garden House / LGA Architectural Partners

first_img Canada Garden House / LGA Architectural PartnersSave this projectSaveGarden House / LGA Architectural Partners CopyAbout this officeLGA Architectural PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoHousesCanadaPublished on December 11, 2014Cite: “Garden House / LGA Architectural Partners” 11 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save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 Garden House / LGA Architectural Partners Projects Year:  Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-Frame+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Houses 2013 CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada photographs:  Ben Rahn/A-FramePhotographs:  Ben Rahn/A-FrameProject Team:Dean Goodman Partner-in-Charge, Danny Bartman, Yvonne Popovska, Megan CassidyCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FrameRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. After years of living in an Edwardian house in Toronto’s west end, the client decided it was time for change. She wanted to remain in her neighbourhood, but she was keen for a smaller home in order to declutter her life and she was excited to engage in the creative process of designing a house. Palmer found a small lot only a block away from her historic home and she approached LGA Architectural Partners to help her build a new home with a modest budget and a contemporary attitude. Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FrameSimplicity and practicality were of prime importance. LGA designed a neatly stacked trapezoidal box that maximizes the space of the narrow lot and breathes within the generosity of the adjacent laneway. They clad the front and back façades in no- maintenance cedar to warmly greet the street, and the sides with a dark cement board to visually “remove” the private house from the shared laneway.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FrameLGA employed a number of strategies to create a spacious interior that belies its small footprint and modest street elevation. They organized the open concept interiors by cleverly defining rooms without closing off most spaces. A low counter separates the kitchen and entry vestibule and three stairs serving as seating lead down to the generous sunken living room.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanBy placing the breakfast room at the front of the house facing a large window overlooking the street, LGA created an area that doubles as an indoor porch where Palmer and her family can sit and watch the street life, or draw the curtain for privacy. In the living room, built-in storage provides additional seating and leaves the room open and uncluttered. Sliding glass doors open to the backyard extending the interior space outside.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FrameOn the second floor and at the nexus of the house, Palmer’s library/office takes advantage of natural light and prime views with her desk placed in front of a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking mature backyard trees. Up a small stairway, the master bedroom and modest three-piece bathroom feel protected, but not cramped as big windows wash the interiors with natural light. A skylight above the open riser stairwell leading up to the second floor draws natural light down into the house, reducing the need for artificial light in the basement.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FrameThe interior artfully balances Palmer’s love of colour, texture and pattern with her need for neutral spaces to think with clarity and to display her books, art and artifacts. The cheerful green accent wall in the entry vestibule playfully contrasts the primarily bright white walls. Pops of turquoise on the inside of the kitchen cabinets delightfully surprise.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FramePalmer’s partner , a lighting designer, programed the LED light bank along the expansive white wall by the staircase, transforming the house itself into a canvas for an ever-changing light show. Palmer brought the furniture from her previous house and her vintage pieces are refreshed in their new contemporary setting.  The house is a play of contrasts – old and new, subtle and bold, playful and practical, small yet spacious.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FrameProject gallerySee allShow lessWhy New York Shouldn’t be a City for the One PercentArticlesCuratorial Team Announced For The 2016 Oslo TriennaleArchitecture News Share Photographs Year:  2013 ArchDaily Area:  2800 ft² Area:  2800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: LGA Architectural Partners Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Water charge boycott is winning says Prendiville

first_imgNewsWater charge boycott is winning says PrendivilleBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 761 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedin Facebook  CITY North councillor Cian Prendiville urged those attending the We Won’t Pay campaign’s Water Bill Bonfire on Saturday to hold off on paying their water bills as the water charges boycott is “winning”.Speaking at the event, which saw about 200 members of the public burn their Irish Water bills at City Hall, the Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor advised anyone considering paying the charge to “hold off, as any money handed over before the general election could be money down the drain if we succeed in getting these charges abolished”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Despite all the Government’s threats and legislation, it is still the case that there are no penalties, late payment fees or interest before the general election. If the boycott that has been established holds firm, it will force the abolition of these charges in that election, just like happened in Limerick in the 1991 local elections, and nationally in the run up to the 1997 general election.“For those considering paying they should remember that on both those occasions, when the charges were abolished then, no refunds were issued. The money paid was lost – money down the drain. I’d advise everyone therefore to hold firm, and don’t give Irish Water any money. Even those who paid the first bill shouldn’t send good money after bad – they should join the boycott now as the second bills go out,” continued Cllr Prendiville.Cllr Prendiville assured that “everyone can safely boycott at least until the general election, piling the pressure on all the parties and independents in that election”.He concluded: “There will be non-payment candidates standing across the country in those elections too, and I’d encourage non-payers to only support those parties that support non-payment.” WhatsApp Print Email Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks center_img TAGS’We Won’t Pay’Anti Austerity Alliancecity hallCllr Cian PrendivilleIrish WaterlimerickWater Charges Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear Twitter Previous articleSuspect further detained as 80 gardai investigate shootingNext articleCamogie – Limerick face Wexford in game three of Championship John Keogh Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Irish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergency last_img read more

Mystery deepens in search for 15-year-old whose photo went viral during the 2014 Ferguson protests

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Search and rescue crews are continuing to scour the Northern California coast for 15-year-old Devonte Hart — the boy seen hugging a police officer in a 2014 viral photo during the Ferguson protests — and his two siblings as the mystery into what caused the horrific accident that caused the SUV to drive off a cliff deepens.At first glance, a photo released by the California Highway Patrol on Tuesday appears to be picturesque, showing a helicopter as it scours over a cliff lining the Pacific Ocean near the city of Mendocino.But a closer look at the image reveals the central piece of evidence to the deadly crash: an overturned 2003 GMC Yukon XL, whose roof appears to be crushed from landing on the rocks water below when it rolled off the cliff sometime on Monday. Five people have been confirmed dead from the crash, including Devonte Hart’s parents, Jennifer Hart and Sarah Hart, and three of his siblings, Markis Hart, 19, and Jeremiah and Abigail Hart, both 14.But crews are no closer in finding Devonte Hart and two other siblings who were believed to be in the car, 16-year-old Hannah Hart and 12-year-old Sierra Hart, the CHP announced Thursday.  More information about the family’s past has begun to surface as the search carries on.A 2010 complaint filed in Douglas County, Minnesota, reveals that one of the parents — Sarah Hart — was charged with malicious punishment of a child and domestic assault after a 6-year-old child showed a teacher bruises on her stomach and back. Court documents show that Sarah Hart was convicted on the domestic assault charge, but the charge of malicious punishment of a child was dropped.More recently, neighbors in the Portland suburb of Woodland, Washington, where the family lived, told The Oregonian that Devonte Hart had come to their house several times asking for food.Devonte Hart told neighbors Bruce and Dana DeKalb that his parents withheld food as a form of punishment and asked them to leave it by the fence so his parents wouldn’t find out, the newspaper reported. He was the adoptive son of Jennifer hart and Sarah Hart, according to ABC Portland affiliate KATU.Last week, Child Protective Services in Washington received a call about neglect and abuse by Harts, spokeswoman Norah West said in a press conference today. The agency attempted to make contact with the family in person on Friday, March 23 as well as on Monday and Tuesday, West said.CPS had no prior history with the family prior to the phone call made to them last week, West said. California authorities reiterated Thursday that they do not believe the crash was intentional.A search of the family home led investigators to believe the family had embarked on just a short trip because many of their belongings, as well as their pet cat, chicks and ducks, were still at the home. Nothing was out of ordinary in the home, and there were no signs of violence, officials said.All six children were believed to have been in the car since the family was known to travel together and no other family members have come forward with knowledge of the missing teens’ whereabouts, according to the CHP.Investigators are trying to piece together exactly how and when the car drove off the cliff. By the time first responders arrived on the scene on Monday, the engine was cold. A photo of Devonte Hart hugging a Portland Police officer as his cheek glistened with tears went viral in 2014 amid national protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown and the failure of a Missouri grand jury to indict the officer who shot him.The officer, Sgt. Bret Barnum, noticed Devonte Hart carrying a sign that read “Free Hugs,” prompting him to ask if he would “get one of those.” Freelance photographer Johnny Nguyen then caught the moment are the pair hugged.The image — taken on Nov. 25, 2014 when Devonte Hart was 12 years old — was especially poignant due to the civil unrest at the time over police brutality.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

After Sandy Hook dad’s apparent suicide, wife says he ‘succumbed to the grief that he could not escape’

first_imgGregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) —  After the father of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim died by apparent suicide this week, his widow is speaking out, saying her husband “succumbed to the grief that he could not escape.”Jeremy Richman’s body was found Monday at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., where his nonprofit, The Avielle Foundation, had an office, authorities said. He was 49.In the Dec. 2012 shooting at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, 6-year-old Avielle Richman, who was the only child of Richman and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, was among the 26 people killed.After Avielle’s death, the couple had two more children.Hensel wrote in a statement posted to GoFundMe this week, “To parent our children without my champion shatters my heart and I will love my best friend forever. … Side by side since 1991, Jeremy and I walked a path of deep friendship, marriage, and parenthood.“He succumbed to the grief that he could not escape,” she wrote.After the Sandy Hook massacre, Richman and Hensel started The Avielle Foundation, a nonprofit “to study the neuroscience, the underpinnings of violence and the risk factors,” Richman said last year when he appeared on ABC News’ “10% Happier” podcast.“We wanted to prevent others from suffering the way that we were suffering,” Richman said at the time. “If there’s a hope that we can get somebody help before it’s another tragedy, then that would be everything.”Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., a friend of Richman, told ABC News on Monday, “Jeremy spent his entire life trying to help people identify the warning signs of harm. And it tells you how complicated the brain is, that even Jeremy couldn’t figure out a way to get himself the help that he needed.”In the wake of her husband’s death, Hensel wrote, “The work of the Avielle Foundation is meaningful. But my champion and the love of my life is the person who had every tool in the toolbox at his disposal.”“Now we also honor Jeremy through the continued work of our foundation,” she said.The Avielle Foundation said in a statement Monday, “Our hearts are shattered and our heads are struggling to comprehend.”“Tragically, his death speaks to how insidious and formidable a challenge brain health can be and how critical it is for all of us to seek help for ourselves, our loved ones and anyone who we suspect may be in need,” the foundation said. “Jeremy’s mission will be carried on by the many who love him, including many who share the heartache and trauma that he has suffered since Dec.14, 2012.”If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ACLU calls for Kenosha police chief and sheriff to resign in wake of Jacob Blake shooting

first_imgz1b/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(KENOSHA, Wisc.) — The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for Kenosha’s top law enforcement leaders to resign after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was paralyzed after being shot in the back by a white Kenosha officer, and resulting protests turned deadly.Two days after Blake was shot, a counter-protester allegedly shot and killed two demonstrators. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, has been charged in Wisconsin with two counts of homicide, one count of attempted homicide, two counts of recklessly endangering safety and one count of possession of a dangerous weapon.The ACLU called for the immediate resignation of Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis and Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth in a statement this week, charging that Beth’s deputies “fraternized with white supremacist counter-protesters” and “allowed the shooter to leave as people yelled that he was the shooter.” The ACLU further alleges that Miskinis “blamed the unidentified victims in Tuesday night’s shooting for their own deaths.”At a news conference following the death of the two protesters, Miskinis pointed out they had broken the city’s 8 p.m. curfew.“Persons who were out after the curfew became engaged in some type of disturbance and persons were shot,” he said. “Had persons not been in violation of that, perhaps the situation might not have happened.”Miskinis has since said his comments were taken out of context.During a Wednesday news conference, Beth attributed officers’ failure to arrest the shooter on the spot as having “tunnel vision” in a high-stress situation. While Beth himself wasn’t at the scene after the shooting, he imagined that the “screaming,” “hollering,” “chanting” and nonstop radio calls contributed to a chaotic scene in which the shooter walked free.Beth previously had been criticized for making racist public comments. At a 2018 news conference, he called a group of Black individuals who were arrested after shoplifting and getting into a high-speed car chase with police “garbage people.”“We need to build warehouses to put these people into it and lock them away for the rest of their lives,” Beth said during the 2018 new conference. “Let’s stop them from truly, at least some of these males, from going out and getting 10 other women pregnant and having small children.”After meeting with the NAACP, Beth released a public apology letter.“I should have kept my comments better directed toward the incident itself and not allowed my emotions to get the better of me,” he wrote. He would go on to recant that letter. “Everything I basically said in the press conference is really the way I feel,” he told the Kenosha News.“The ACLU strongly condemns Sheriff Beth and Police Chief Miskinis’ response to both the attempted murder of Jacob Blake and the protests demanding justice for him,” said Chris Ott, executive director of the ACLU of Wisconsin. “Their actions uphold and defend white supremacy, while demonizing people who were murdered for exercising their First Amendment rights and speaking out against police violence.”The Kenosha Police Department didn’t immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.ABC News’ Catherine Thorbecke contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more