September 21, 2021

FBN Holdings Plc ( Q12013 Presentation

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (  2013 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

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Harlequins and Saracens reach Premier 15s final

first_imgNext weekend’s final at Kingsholm will be a repeat of the previous two in this tournament Harlequins celebrate during their victory over Wasps (Getty Images) Saracens take the [email protected] powers over to put her side in front for the first time in this game.Live stream: #Premier15s— Allianz Premier 15s (@Premier15s) May 22, 2021Davies added yet another try to her tally before the break but this time Scarratt couldn’t convert so Saracens held a narrow 21-19 lead at half-time.The hosts extended that lead early in the second half with another Cleall try – Poppy this time – and despite plenty of possession Lightning couldn’t get across the whitewash until the final minutes.It was in the 68th minute, after Vicky Fleetwood was sin-binned, that Bryony Field powered over from a maul. The visitors launched one last attack but Saracens crucially turned the ball over in the final seconds to reach another Premier 15s final.Allianz Premier 15s final: Harlequins v Saracens, 4pm, Sunday 30 May, Kingsholm – buy tickets here. BREACH BITES BACK! [email protected] LOVES scoring tries.Live stream: #Premier15s— Allianz Premier 15s (@Premier15s) May 22, 2021Two tries from Bryony Cleall then gave Saracens the lead for the first time. GAME [email protected] with her 14th try of the season!Live stream: #Premier15s— Allianz Premier 15s (@Premier15s) May 22, 2021Then Breach restored Quins advantage with her second try. Brown carried strongly, the ball was recycled and then Rachael Burford put Breach away under the posts. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img [email protected] register the game’s first try as @V_Cornborough is driven over!Live stream: #Premier15s— Allianz Premier 15s (@Premier15s) May 22, 2021Wasps, who were without first-choice half-backs Meg Jones and Claudia MacDonald, came back stronger in the second half, bringing more tempo to proceedings and stretching Quins on the edges.Then Abby Dow used her footwork close to the line to get around Leanne Riley and then drove over Shaunagh Brown to get Wasps’ first try. Live stream: #Premier15s— Allianz Premier 15s (@Premier15s) May 22, 2021Dow was presented with another opportunity out wide but she was tackled into touch by Breach and Tuima – the former suffering an injury in that moment.Wasps front-rower Andrea Stock drove over from a couple of metres out soon after to make it 25-14 but the visitors couldn’t close the gap any further.Saracens 28-24 Loughborough LightningLess than 20 miles north at StoneX Stadium, it was nip and tuck in the first half between Saracens and Loughborough, with the Cleall twins to the fore.The visitors took an early lead when Lark Davies touched down from a driving maul – her 20th try of the season – but Poppy Cleall pulled Saracens back level.Then Rhona Lloyd was released by a neat pop pass from Emily Scarratt to get Lightning’s second. Quins had built a comfortable half-time lead as they built territory through penalties and used their powerful forwards to get across the gain-line.Vickii Cornborough scored the opening try from close range and Breach cut a beautiful line off Lagi Tuima’s shoulder to scythe through Wasps’ defence and touch down. A couple of Ellie Green penalties, plus a conversion from the fly-half, made it 18-0 at the break. Harlequins and Saracens reach Premier 15s finalHarlequins and Saracens will meet in next weekend’s Allianz Premier 15s final.Wasps and Loughborough Lightning were both hoping to reach the Premier 15s showpiece for the first time, but they couldn’t overcome the two sides that have dominated this competition since it was launched in 2017-18.Saracens have beaten Quins in both the previous Premier 15s finals and will meet again at Kingsholm next Sunday. Here’s how they reached the final…Harlequins 25-14 WaspsJess Breach scored two tries as Quins beat Wasps at the Stoop, but the England winger is a major doubt for Sunday’s final at Kingsholm after being carried off on a stretcher in the closing minutes. She reappeared at the final whistle to join her team-mates in applauding the crowd but she was on crutches with her ankle heavily iced. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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City Council doubles down on medical cannabis moratorium

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply I agree with Mayor Kilsheimer and Commissioner Becker. I do not feel the moratorium is necessary. The State of Florida voters approved medical marijuana with their votes, and the growers that are going to produce the product have had to jump through loops already with so much red tape and upfront expense. The issue is medical marijuana, not recreation marijuana. The other council members should not be contributing to delaying and dispensing a product, that would give medical relief to very ill people that is proven by scientific researchers, plus there is no getting high off of the finished product, and who knows the other council members themselves may need the product one day……..I think my only question was just how did the moratorium issue make it to the city agenda to vote on, if the mayor was against it??? I believe I heard from the city attorney, that there could be a moratorium voted in, and still someone could be granted a special exception and go ahead and open a dispensary in the moratorium area……that raised my eyebrows, if I heard it correctly!!! What is going on really????? I like our police chief, I really do, he is a very respectful logical man, however, he is not an elected official, but he is of course welcome to give his reasons for wanting the moratorium. I just think it is a bit strange to allow medical marijuana to be grown, processed, and then make it so hard to be dispensed. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSApopka City CouncilElection DayMedical MarijuanaMoratorium Previous articleHabitat for Humanity Raises the RoofNext articleCity Attorney: Community Trust more appropriate for Gospel music festival Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Votes 3-2 to uphold earlier decisionThe Apopka City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to enact a six-month moratorium on dispensing medical marijuana, which would last through May 31st of 2017. Commissioners Doug Bankson, Billie Dean and Diane Velazquez voted in favor of the moratorium, while Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Commissioner Kyle Becker voted against the measure.  The first reading of this ordinance won by a 5-0 vote at the previous City Council meeting on November 2nd, and on November 8th Florida voters approved  Amendment 2 (the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative) with 71% of the vote.Eight public speakers primarily with ties to the Apopka growing industry expressed their opposition to the moratorium, explaining it would hurt their ability to secure investors, and slow down the progress they have already made. Specifically they believe their properties and industry is a perfect fit for growing and dispensing medical cannabis.“I’ve been here for 58 years,” said Bill Dewar, President of Dewar Nurseries. “Dewars payroll is $10-million per year. We spend $5-million on purchases to businesses in the city. Horticulture is a perfect fit for medical cannabis.”“I’m sure I’m prejudiced for this,” said Fred Turley of White Sands Nurseries. “But I’ve looked at the city maps and the areas and what’s there and I believe it’s a perfectly suited area for this purpose.”But Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley wants the six-month moratorium to re-evaluate if the locations are still the most suitable places for the City of Apopka.“I thoroughly understand everybody’s concerns and not to impede anybody’s business, but the city has changed in the year-and-a-half since that ordinance has been enacted. If you look at the designated grow area, it’s surrounded by sub-divisions now. If you look at a little bit of history from Colorado which first started with marijuana, the task force there studied the effect marijuana had on Colorado, and from 2006-2011 drivers who tested positive for marijuana involved in traffic fatalities increased 114% in five years. Denver’s Department of Safety reported there were 7,000 reported crimes within 1,000 feet of dispensaries in the first six months of 2012-13. I’m not trying to stop anyone from the growing and dispensing of marijuana and I certainly can sympathize with those that need medical marijuana. I just think currently that the city is looking at the development code and the direction the city is going, and we need to look at whether the dispensary locations are still appropriate.”Before the City Council began its discussion, City Attorney Cliff Shepard clarified the issue.“No one is arguing about whether marijuana is a good thing or not. That’s not the point. But the overarching concern is that the six-month period that the state has to put their rules in place. I don’t think we’re on an imminent path in the next two or three or four weeks of having dispensaries.”“I struggle because it seems like a moot point to have the moratorium,” said Becker.“I think that’s an argument you can make,” said Shepard.“And we’re not up here saying marijuana is a good or bad thing,” Becker said. “The voters of Florida made it clear that’s what they want, and I was going through the precincts in Apopka and we said the same thing. I fully appreciate the Chief’s (McKinley) safety concerns, but our residents have spoken and I don’t know when you pass a law like that if you have any grand ideas that it’s not going to be next to you at some point in the community where you reside, do business or live. But I kind of like the idea of a moratorium with an exception of having the areas already designated by previous ordinance. To me that makes sense.”“Moratoriums are for clear and present danger,” said Kilsheimer. “Moratoriums are for something that is out there hanging over you so that you can take a breather on so that you can figure out how you are going to respond and what you are going to do next. I have misgivings on this moratorium. I don’t know how it’s going to change in six months. The idea of taking a breather on the public safety is the only compelling argument. That’s the clear and present danger that a moratorium addresses.”“The potential danger that is there I think is very real,” said Bankson. “The fact that Orlando took a step back and said this is happening faster than we anticipated, that’s what I want to do so that law enforcement can make sure this is reigned-in and that it isn’t hitting our community… but for law enforcement to look this over and make sure that we can keep it safe, that’s where I lean.”“I am a retired law enforcement officer, and for me public safety is my priority,” said Velazquez. “The safety of the community and the residents. I’m going to err on the side of public safety. We as the City of Apopka need to protect our community.”“One of the reasons you have two hearings – a first reading and then a second, is that you have the opportunity to hear objections raised by the community who think we are going in the wrong direction,” said Kilsheimer. “I will confess I have had misgivings, because we are sending mixed messages. The state has a six-month period to put its rules in place. I think we can adequately protect the community under that time frame, and it will allow our growers to be first to market.”Commissioner Dean did not comment during the discussion, but did state his agreement with the moratorium before the final vote. Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply November 17, 2016 at 12:31 pm forbidden flower UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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VER House / Bmrg Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012 “COPY” Photographs VER House / Bmrg ArquitectosSave this projectSaveVER House / Bmrg Arquitectos Area:  340 m² Area:  340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects photographs:  Sebastian ThomasPhotographs:  Sebastian ThomasSave this picture!© Sebastian ThomasText description provided by the architects. The VERHouse is located in the suburban settingof Santiago de Chile,where naturehas a strong presenceand the dialoguebetween nature and the city is an essential element inarchitectural intervention. Save this picture!© Sebastian ThomasInitially the location and orientation of the house was primarily dictated by condominium regulations, leading us to search for alternative strategies that would ensure the desired levels of natural light, views, and privacy requested in the assignment.The initial request sought low light conditions, preferring to favora privileged view. Save this picture!© Sebastian ThomasThus,the new approach created a house pierced by nature,with the integration ofinterior courtyards, allowing the enclosures to have an ideal view as well ashigh levels of natural light.Save this picture!© Sebastian ThomasIn regards to volumetric space, the first floor stands as the base,establishing thespace, while the second floor is a box that sits freely above. Both spacesmeet in the courtyards where the materiality of the second floor descends, surrounding the walls of the first floor and increasing the sense of verticality of these spaces that are open to the sky.Save this picture!© Sebastian ThomasLight gathers from the northern facade, where windows are first hidden then exposed to capture the desired luminosity. The view on this façade isdenied to give needed privacy to the site from the street. However the south façade is completely open to appreciate the view of the mountains, starting from the private patio’s of the house.Save this picture!First Floor PlanMateriality seeks to strengthen volumetric decisions andsupport the program by being constructively consequent, for which the target volume of the first floor, constructed of reinforced masonry,accommodates the public areas, leaving the second floor as a single volumetric space, containing the master bedroom and its dependencies, transforming it into a place of tranquility with ideal panoramic views. In the latter space, the wood is worked with a ventilated façade, which considerably improves the thermal performance of the house, which when supportedby the courtyards creates an energy-efficient architecture and an improved level of comfort for the inhabitants.Save this picture!© Sebastian ThomasProject gallerySee allShow lessHASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in SydneyArchitecture NewsNew Shelter in Ruavieja / Sergio RojoSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Sebastian Thomas+ 25 Share CopyHouses•Colina, Chile Architects: Bmrg Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Chile Year:  Year:  2012 “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard VER House / Bmrg Arquitectos Houses CopyAbout this officeBmrg ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColinaHousesChilePublished on March 13, 2014Cite: “VER House / Bmrg Arquitectos” 13 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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trade aid for disaster hit countries

first_img Howard Lake | 13 March 2008 | News Volunteers from a Lincolnshire-based Rotary club are appealing for organisations to support their new Trade Aid Box Scheme, aimed at giving disaster survivors in developing countries the means to rebuild their lives and communities.Trade Aid boxes, each filled with a carefully selected collection of brand new tools and equipment for a chosen trade, help tradespersons generate a livelihood for themselves and take an active roles in regenerating areas after a disaster or establishing communities in underdeveloped countries.Members of the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven established the Trade Aid Trust Fund last October and since then nearly 30 boxes have been dispatched to Swaziland, South Africa, Kenya and most recently Zambia.Six types of trade box have so far been developed: builder, carpenter, mechanic, teacher, blacksmith and tailor/seamstress.Rotarian John Asher, who developed the concept, said: “These are often people who have lost all their possessions in a disaster or who do not have the means to purchase what they need to develop their abilities. If one person can work, they can support up to 30 or 40 members of their extended family.”Boxes can be sponsored by charities, schools, businesses or individuals and suggestions for areas of identified need are welcome.Visit for more information. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis trade aid for disaster hit countries Tagged with: Volunteeringcenter_img Opening a teacher’s box Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Trade Aid boxes – Newswire.pdf178.5 KBlast_img read more

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UPDATE: Student affairs encourages ‘a culture of respect’ following Crowder’s visit to campus

first_imgTaylor Boser CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot Twitter Allowing a man to say that Rape Culture is a myth when there are several victims of sexual assault on campus is unacceptable @TCUGET THIS MAN OFF OUR CAMPUS NOW— maia (@MaiaGunn) October 1, 2018 Facebook I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! + posts Taylor Boser Previous articleTCU starts Nike Collegiate Invitational tied for ninth placeNext articleTCU Sports Weekend Roundup Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Taylor Boser TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Thing is… freedom of speech is just not speech you disagree with. A community that encourages free thought and expression should engage and debate things that matter. Excluding voices only furthers one’s intellectual silo. You dont have to agree. @TCU— Phil D (@MedicPhilD) October 1, 2018Want to talk? Tweet us your thoughts @TCU360. ReddIt ReddIt Taylor Boser Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent @TCU allowing Steven Crowder back on campus to claim that rape culture is a myth has served to invalidate the experiences of survivors of sexual assault on campus. This is disgusting and your students do not support this misogyny. #WeSupportSurvivors— dev (@devinmkaiserr) October 1, 2018 Twitter 10/01: The culture wars came to TCU Monday when a YouTuber set up a table along University Dr. and questioned the idea of rape culture.And here we go. Rape Culture is a Myth #ChangeMyMind— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) October 1, 2018Steven Crowder, who last week was defending Brett Kavanaugh, sat with a microphone as students discussed the merits.Last semester he was here debating male privilege.He is on public property. TCU did not invite him on campus, nor do we endorse him.— TCU (@TCU) October 1, 2018 He isnt saying that rape is a myth, he is saying that rape culture which is what someone on campus brought up in his last change my mind at tcu. She said that the campus allows this ‘culture’ without punishment. But the man wasnt convicted because the victim refused to testify.— Jaylen (@jaylen_stoll) October 1, 2018 Taylor Boser print10/02: In an email addressed to the entire student body, Kathy Cavins-Tull, vice chancellor for student affairs, added additional information on Steven Crowder’s visit to campus Monday.Neither TCU nor any political group on campus hosted Crowder, he positioned himself on a public sidewalk on a public street and the language he used is protected by the United States Constitution, according to Cavins-Tull.“For some of the members of our community, it was a day of pain and anguish,” she said in an email. “For others, a day of disappointment that the university failed to remove the source of their pain from the public sidewalk.  I want to acknowledge the pain that I saw yesterday and the disappointment that I heard.  I also want to acknowledge those who used their voices to oppose to Mr. Crowder and even to criticize the University.  Speech is protected for you, too. ”She praised SGA and other Panhellenic organizations for tabling Tuesday to continue the conversation and to support a campus culture of respect.“We are a community, and in the marketplace of ideas, the best remedy for bad ideas are good ideas,” said Cavins-Tull. “Let’s keep talking.”If students are in need of assistance during this time, visit the Counseling Center, Religious and Spiritual Life or Campus Life. Walk-in appointments are welcome at each of the three offices.This story will continue to be updated as more information is made available to TCU360. 10/02: The day after many on TCU’s campus were upset by the presence of a YouTuber questioning rape culture, the Student Government is having a tabling event to support survivors of sexual violence.The tabling event will be near the Founders Statue from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.“We must come together to show our community that we are dedicated to empowering survivors of sexual violence and that their voice matters on our campus,” the Student Government Association Cabinet said in a statement.TCU released a statement on Twitter Monday explaining that Crowder was allowed to be on campus because he was on a public sidewalk and the university does not condone his beliefs. Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Mom takes issue with classroom rhyme explaining school lockdown procedure for kindergarteners

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts mother posted a now-viral photo online of a kindergarten classroom poster explaining lockdown procedures through a rhyme.Somerville resident Georgy Cohen, 38, was touring a kindergarten room before her 5-year-old daughter starts school in the fall, she told The Boston Globe, when a colorful poster caught her eye.It read: “Lockdown, lockdown, Lock the door. Shut the lights off, Say no more. Go behind the desk and hide, Wait until it’s safe inside. Lockdown, Lockdown it’s all done. Now it’s time to have some fun!”Cohen was not pleased.“This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom,” she tweeted Wednesday along with the photo, which has been retweeted over 35,000 times. “When I was in kindergarten, we had fire drills,” Cohen told the newspaper Thursday. “These are the things they, unfortunately, have to do.”Cohen, who did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment, added on Twitter Thursday, “The school is doing exactly what they need to be doing, and I am glad for it. My issue is with the political & cultural factors that brought us to this sad state. Please talk to your legislators about the need for gun reform.” City officials defended the poster.“This poem is an example of how one of our educators used a rhyme to help her young students stay calm and remember the key steps they would need to follow during a drill or real emergency,” Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Somerville Public Schools Mary Skipper said in a joint statement provided to ABC News.“As much as we would prefer that school lockdowns not be a part of the educational experience, unfortunately this is the world we live in,” the mayor and superintendent said.“It’s jarring for students, for educators, and for families,” the statement continued. “Yet we all know that one of the most important roles we have as educators and community leaders is to ensure that all of our students and staff members are safe and prepared in case of an emergency.”But Cohen, who drew attention to the poster, said it’s also important not to normalize school shootings.“To be shocked by it is important. To see that absurdity and horror and have that sick feeling in your stomach is important,” she told the Globe. “Stay outraged. And if it gets somebody to do something — to give money to an organization or to call their representatives … then great, I think that that’s important.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Body in a New York facility ID’ed as Jeanine Cammarata, husband charged with murder

first_imgUPDATE: The investigation into the disappearance of Jeanine Cammarata is now officially a murder investigation. Working closely with @StatenIslandDA, we have arrested Michael Cammarata & Ayisha Egea, both charged with Murder 2° #jeaninecammarata— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) April 5, 2019The suspects, who live in the same home in Queens, were also charged with concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence, according to the NYPD. Their relationship was not immediately clear.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. WABC-TV(NEW YORK) —  The body found in a New York City storage facility has been identified as that of a mother and school teacher who went missing last week, authorities announced Friday.Jeanine Cammarata, 37, a mother of three children and a substitute public school teacher in the city’s borough of Staten Island, went missing on Saturday. Cammarata, who also worked at a Dollar Tree, didn’t show up for work Monday.Her disappearance sparked a desperate search by loved ones and police.A body, described by Shea as “charred and unidentifiable,” was discovered on Thursday at a storage facility on Staten Island. The New York City medical examiner performed an autopsy and made a positive identification Friday.“This young woman has been positively identified as Jeanine Cammarata, with a positive identification made through dental records,” Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said in a statement.The cause of death is pending, according to the medical examiner’s office.Her estranged husband, Michael Cammarata, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said in on Twitter. Another suspect, Ayisha Egea, has also been charged with murder in the apparent death of Jeanine Cammarata.“The investigation into the disappearance of Jeanine Cammarata is now officially a murder investigation,” Shea tweeted. “Working closely with @StatenIslandDA, we have arrested Michael Cammarata & Ayisha Egea, both charged with Murder 2° #jeaninecammarata.”last_img read more

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Supreme Court affirms hunting rights for Crow Tribe under 1868 treaty

first_imgDNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A Native American hunter from Montana won his case at the Supreme Court on Monday, solidifying treaty rights for the Crow Tribe and overturning a state fine for poaching.In a 5-4 decision, the court sided with Clayvin Herrera in his appeal of an $8000 fine from Wyoming in 2014 for hunting elk off-season, without a license in the state’s Bighorn National Forest.The decision clarifies court precedent that historical treaty rights between the U.S. government and Native American tribes did not implicitly end when a territory became a state.Herrera argued that an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the federal government explicitly protected a right to hunt on “unoccupied lands” at any time. Wyoming claimed that the right disappeared when the state entered the union, and when the federal forest land was designated, making it “occupied.”“We disagree,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote of Wyoming’s argument in the majority opinion. “The Crow Tribe’s hunting right survived Wyoming’s statehood, and the lands within Bighorn National Forest did not become categorically ‘occupied’ when set aside as a national reserve.”Sotomayor, who was joined on the opinion by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch, invoked the court’s precedent that “Congress must clearly express any intent to abrogate Indian treaty rights.”“First, the Wyoming Statehood Act does not show that Congress intended to end the 1868 Treaty hunting right,” Sotomayor writes. “Nor is there any evidence in the treaty itself that Congress intended the hunting right to expire at statehood, or that the Crow Tribe would have understood it to do so.”As for whether a national forest constitutes “occupied” land, the majority wrote that the reserve could not be categorically considered such. But they left open the door for Wyoming to argue in lower court that a narrowly defined area in which Herrera was hunting was in fact occupied.In a dissent, Justices Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh called the majority’s reasoning “plainly contrary” to two Supreme Court precedents: an 1896 case which suggested that some Indian treaty rights extinguished with statehood, and a 1995 case which said Crow hunting rights had lapsed.“This interpretation of the treaty is debatable,” Alito wrote of the majority decision. “Even if the court’s interpretation of the treaty is correct, its decision will have no effect if the members of the Crow Tribe are bound under the… holding that the hunting right conferred by that treaty is no longer in force.”The majority concluded that a 1999 Native American treaty-rights case “repudiated” and “undercut” the reasoning in the earlier decisions from 1896 and 1995.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Illinois judge orders records in ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett criminal case be unsealed

first_imgsimpson33/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Illinois judge has cleared the way for records sealed in the “hoax attack” criminal case of “Empire” cast member Jussie Smollett be made public, ruling Thursday that the actor has not displayed the “actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy.”Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven G. Watkins ordered that investigative files in the high-profile case be unsealed after ABC News and other media organizations argued that keeping them from public view was a violation of the First Amendment and the public’s right of access to court records.Defense attorneys requested the records be sealed on March 26 when prosecutors agreed to drop all charges in exchange for Smollet forfeiting his $10,000 bond and completing community service. The office of the Cook County State’s Attorney did not object to the defense motion.It was not immediately clear when the more than 600 pages of records will be made public.The agreement to drop the charges in the case came as a shock to Chicago Police Department investigators who had expended countless hours probing Smollett’s claim that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic street attack on Jan. 29 near his Chicago apartment. He claimed two masked men put a noose around his neck and yelled “this is MAGA country,” a reference President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”Investigators eventually alleged that Smollett filed a false police report and paid two brothers to help him orchestrate the attack in an attempt to get publicity and a pay hike from the producers of the Fox TV melodrama Empire. Investigators have also said they suspect that Smollett had earlier sent himself a threatening letter to the Fox studios in Chicago, now owned by ABC’s parent company Disney, and was upset that it didn’t garner the attention he desired.On March 7, a Cook County grand jury indicted the 36-year-old Smollett on 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct.The decision to drop the charges angered Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson, who said he was blindsided by the decision. Then Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose term ended this month, called the agreement prosecutors worked out with Smollett in private “a whitewash of justice” and accused the Cook Cook County State’s Attorney of giving Smollett special treatment because he is a celebrity.With all the records sealed, there were no definitive answers on why Smollett’s case was disposed of in such a secretive manner.Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx, who had recused herself from the case because she had spoken to a relative of Smollett about the police investigation, said in media interviews that because the actor had no prior criminal record and was not charged with a violent felony, he qualified for an “alternative disposition.”Foxx said the decision did not mean that Smollett was exonerated, and expressed confidence that if the case had gone to trial he would have been convicted.Smollett, however, immediately held a press conference and professed his innocence, saying, “I’ve been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I was accused of.”Smollett’s attorneys also did multiple national TV interviews characterizing the decision to drop the charges as evidence of his innocence.The actor’s attorneys argued in court on May 16 that the records in the case should remain sealed to maintain Smollett’s right to privacy.“These are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply be let alone,” Watkins wrote in his ruling, referring to the media blitz Smollett and his attorneys went on in the wake of the charges being dismissed.“While the court appreciates that the defendant was in the public eye before the events that precipitated this case, it was not necessary for him to address this so publicly and to such an extent,” Watkins wrote. “By doing so, the Court cannot credit his privacy interest as good cause to keep the case records sealed.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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