Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) HY2015 Presentation

first_imgChoppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw)  2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileChoppies Enterprises Limited is an investment holding company which operates in the grocery supermarket sector. The Choppie brand is associated with superstores, hyperstores and value stores; each offering the full instore range of a bakery, butchery, fresh fruit and vegetables and fast food. The company sells private label products, as well as a range of financial services. Choppies Enterprises Limited also manages a distribution and supply operation, a logistics operation and a maintenance service. Choppies retail outlets target lower to middle-income shoppers; with a total of 212 stores located in the major towns and cities in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Choppies Enterprises Limited was founded in 1986 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswanalast_img read more

Demand for these FTSE 100 stocks has rocketed! Can you afford to miss out?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Demand for these FTSE 100 stocks has rocketed! Can you afford to miss out? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Missing out on the latest bright investment trend is a horrible feeling. As a stock picker, it can mean losing an opportunity to significantly boost returns. It’s never a nice feeling to think you’ve been late to the party while other investors are making a mint. Plenty of FTSE 100 investors have been left holding their heads in their hands following extreme price gains.There’s an abundance of FTSE 100 shares that have rocketed since the index’s 2020 lows of just below 5,000 points struck in March. Some of these barnstormers appear to have much further to rise. But it’s not all good. Some of the recent risers appear in danger of sharp reversals.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…Metal mammothsMajor FTSE 100 miners Anglo American (LSE: AAL) and BHP Group (LSE: BGP) have been among the most impressive performers recently. In the past three months, their share prices are up 43% and 30% because of the booming iron ore price. The steelmaking ingredient has shot back above the $100 per tonne marker. But are prices looking a bit frothy right now?Iron ore values have been supported by recent supply disruptions in Brazil. Over the long term, however, prices look “unsustainable” at current levels. That’s according to the boffins at UBS, who reckon the price will drop in the second half to average $91 per tonne in 2020. They reckon prices will keep trending lower at least until to the middle of the decade. They say that iron ore will fall to average $80 per tonne next year, then $70, $65, and $60 in 2022, 2023, and 2024.Better FTSE 100 sharesThis is clearly a big deal for Anglo American and BHP Group. For both companies, iron ore is by far their single most important market, generating 34% and 41% of total underlying earnings. While both firms have ambitious plans to boost production over the next few years, these measures threaten to be derailed by lower ore prices.For these reasons I’m not tempted by either firm’s low earnings multiples, of between 11 and 14 times. I don’t care about their chunky dividend yields either, even though BHP’s forward reading currently sits at a mighty 5.8%. Excess supply also threatens to swamp the markets for other commodities produced by the miners. As a result, I think they carry too much risk.That’s not to say that FTSE 100 investors looking for exposure to mining need to be too disappointed. Some of the best UK shares to buy today are those involved in the production of precious metals. Take Footsie giants Polymetal International and Fresnillo, for example. These shares have gained 12% and 31% respectively in value over the past three months. And they look in much better shape to keep rising as low interest rates and intense macroeconomic and geopolitical tension should keep driving gold and silver prices skywards.center_img Royston Wild | Monday, 6th July, 2020 | More on: AAL BHP See all posts by Royston Wild Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. 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.last_img read more

Jake Polledri on how to be a top ball-carrier

first_img By thunder: Jake Polledri makes a break during Gloucester’s win against Bath this weekend (Getty Images) Jake Polledri on how to be a top ball-carrierGloucester’s 29-15 defeat of Bath in the Gallagher Premiership was founded in part on an irresistible performance by Jake Polledri. Named Man of the Match, the back-row made 11 runs for 68 metres to consolidate his reputation as one of the best ball-carriers in the game.BT Sport commentator Alastair Eykyn highlighted Polledri’s “freakish power” while pundit Ben Kay said: “There’s no one better at staying on his feet than him. He’s one of the most balanced runners I’ve ever seen.”It was business as usual for Italy international Polledri, who earlier this season beat 14 defenders against Canada in Japan – a Rugby World Cup match record by a forward.Rugby World spoke to Polledri about ball-carrying for a Pro Insight article published in our January 2020 issue. Here’s an extended version of that piece…“Well done, mate”: A Gloucester supporter congratulates Polledri after the derby win at Kingsholm (Getty)RW: What are the key issues when carrying the ball?JP: “For me it’s footwork and power. At Gloucester we do a speed and evasion drill, changes of direction, before most sessions as part of a warm-up. You don’t want to run straight into someone, you’d rather run at arms and spaces. And after you step and you’re in that space, you want the power to push off and accelerate through the gap.”RW: Leg drive must be integral to that?JP: “Never die with the ball. You’re constantly driving through and you’re not tackled until you hit the floor. That’s a big part of my game personally. I like to think I’ve got quite a good leg drive; it’s having that explosive power.”Legs pumping: the flanker drives through French tackles during last year’s Six Nations (NurPhoto/Getty)RW: How about body angle?JP: “You want to be square and straight. I’ve done some sprint training when I was younger and had a coach who used to say if your angles are all over the place then you’re wasting energy and power off to the side. You want everything running straight, with your whole bodyweight through it.“In terms of height, there are two different carries. Carries near your own line, or near the opposition line, tend to be to set up the play and because you don’t want to get held up you drop a bit lower.“But 80-90% of the time you’re running a normal ball carry so I like to be almost in a squat position, so you can really push off using the most powerful muscles.”Weighty issue: Polledri prepares to fend off a Namibian defenderRW: Your fend is a powerful weapon in your armoury…JP: “A lot of people just try to use their arms but when fending it’s the same principle as a boxing punch. Using your bodyweight and your feet will generate a lot more power than if you’re just using your arms.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “So you practise that leg drive, you’re getting that strength training and developing power, in the hope that in games you feel like you’re doing that drill but without someone pulling you back. It’s all about muscle memory. When we do it in training and then on the field you know you’re going to cope, you’re going to be stronger. That’s a drill we do regularly.”On the up: Polledri was Man of the Match against Bath as Gloucester climbed into the top four (Getty)Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Few players carry the ball as powerfully as Jake Polledri, as he showed in the derby defeat of Bath. The Gloucester and Italy back-row explains the key elements of his art RW: How about the offload?JP: “The two main triggers for the offload are communication and the type of carry you’ve done. If you hear a support player, you know an offload could be on regardless of what happens in the contact. If it’s a dominant ball carry, like we see Sonny Bill Williams do so often, the offload tends to be more on.“But if you make a dominant carry you’ve still got to weigh up whether to throw the offload; there’s nothing worse than making a good break or carry and then throwing it out the back and losing the ball.Five-pointer: scoring against Connacht last month in the European Champions Cup (Getty Images)“So it’s a tough decision-making process for the player but also a good skill. It’s amazing to see these professionals, the people we’re around, executing these types of skills because it takes an amazing amount of decision-making in a very short space of time.”RW: Do you need a special mindset to be a major ball-carrier?JP: “If you know you’re the target man, it takes a bit of mental strength. But if they’re going to put more men on me, there will be space elsewhere. That’s how I look at it. I hope to show the skills of rugby – offload, pass before the contact, run dummy lines – so that they bite in and it creates space for others.”RW: What are the key rules if you do get tackled?JP: “Usually the first tackler will go low and the second guy in will try to rip the ball or make a shot on it. So the first thing is to make sure you’re holding the ball strong so it doesn’t spill.“Second, hit the deck in a positive, dominant way. You want to fall beyond the tackle because if you get hit back you leave the ball in an awkward position for your team-mates. That’s when it leaves the open space for a jackler.Cherished possession: keeping the ball secure is the first priority if you’re tackled, says Polledri (Getty)“Then if you can, get a little roll in, make it difficult for a jackler. And after that you’ve got to present the ball as long as possible and keep your hands on it for the nine to play away. Obviously you’ve got your team-mates flying in who could accidentally kick the ball, and that can cause a turnover as well.”RW: How much carrying do you do in training?JP: “I do a few extras on my own but as a team we do focus on that. For example, in one drill you start on the cones and have two guys on assisted bands who are pulling you back, and you’ve got to run between two tackle shields, simulating the tackle. TAGS: Gloucester last_img read more

Voting opens in first Partners in Fundraising Awards

first_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 December 2012 | News Voting closes on 21 December 2012. The winners will be announced on 24 January 2013.www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/PiFAs/vote Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Institute of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Voting opens in first Partners in Fundraising Awards About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Voting is now open in the first Partners in Fundraising Awards, created by the Institute of Fundraising to highlight exceptional fundraising agencies and service providers.There are 13 categories and the shortlist can be voted on only by Institute of Fundraising members. Categories include Best Payroll Giving Partner, Best Lottery Provider, and Best Direct Marketing Partner.Ruth Moore Head of IoF Training and Events said: “We are now asking ask IoF members to use their breadth of experience to single out the truly great partners in fundraising. We know that good partners in fundraising inject inspiration and push forward innovation and creativity in our sector – the right supplier can sometimes make the difference between success and failure for a charity.” Advertisementlast_img read more

The New Normal Looks Like the Old Days

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News The New Normal Looks Like the Old Days Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter The New Normal Looks Like the Old DaysDave Kohl, Virginia TechThe outlook for the 2016 farm economy is a lot different than it has been for the past few years. For many farm operations, 2016 will look more like 2003. That is because the last few years have been an aberration, says Dave Kohl, Virginia Tech ag economist. He says the days of strong global demand, a weak dollar, and a growing ethanol sector are gone for a while, “The period 2016 through 2020 is going to a reset; in other words, we will be going back to net farm  income levels we saw in the 2002 to 20036 years.”  He said the adjustment really started in 2013, but we have not really felt the impact until now.Kohl says farmers will have to address three critical areas of their operation in order to adjust to the new normal, “One is machinery costs, another is family living expenses, and the third is land costs.” He said 2016 will the year of negotiations as tenants and land owners have to renegotiate leases that are more in line with the farm economy and allow farm operators to be sustainable. “Some of these landlords are going to have to give in order to set up a win-win relationship that lets operators survive,” said Kohl.While many operations are in good shape and will be able to make the adjustment, Kohl says having a plan for the next few years will be necessary. He urged farmers to keep an eye on their operating capital and try and keep it close to 50%, “Equity does not pay the bills. Cash flow, profits, and working capital is that is critical are going to be the three key elements that keep a farm going during the time period.”Hoosier Ag Today will help you with that planning process with some specific seminars at the IN/IL farm show in Mid-December. Watch for details. Previous articleGrain Groups OK TPP TextNext articlePurdue Breaks Ground for Animal Sciences Improvements Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Nov 9, 2015 SHARE The New Normal Looks Like the Old Days SHARElast_img read more

Pasadena Water Conservation Drops to 21 Percent

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Water Conservation Drops to 21 Percent Published on Friday, January 22, 2016 | 11:37 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment More Cool Stuff Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s water savings gauge has dropped slightly to 21 percent conservation for the cumulative period from June 1, 2015 to January 13, 2016, according to a report from Pasadena Water and Power posted on the City’s weekly newsletter. This puts the city seven percent under its 28 percent conservation mandate as set by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).Recent rains are not enough to reach our goal,” the report said. “City officials are urging everyone to conserve more water during this critical time.”In spite of the drop, PWP said the community has made “significant strides” with water conservation, saving more than 1.5 billion gallons of water since June 2015.According to SWRCB mandates, cities must reach and maintain their water conservation goals from June 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016, or face fines of $10,000 a day. Pasadena’s mandated 28 percent goal means it must save 2.3 billion gallons of water.PWP posts a weekly status report of the water conservation effort on the city’s website, www.cityofpasadena.net, and displays it on KPAS during the weekly City Council meetings.Residents, visitors and businesses are encouraged to report water wastage by calling the Pasadena Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311 or reporting online at www.cityofpasadena.net/csc. Smartphone and tablet users can also download the city’s free app from www.cityofpasadena.net/csc/mobile-app to monitor the city’s water conservation updates. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Man Charged With Murder After Running Over Pedestrian in Pasadena Allegedly While Drunk

first_img Top of the News Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe A view of the suspect’s damaged car at the scene shortly after the collision. (Photo by RMG News)Prosecutors on Wednesday filed a murder charge against a repeat DUI offender accused of being drunk when he fatally struck a pedestrian along Washington Boulevard in Pasadena on Friday night, authorities said.Martin Cesar Villagomez, 48, of Pasadena entered no plea during his court appearance, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago. His arraignment hearing was postponed to Thursday in the Pasadena branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.Villagomez had a blood-alcohol level initially measured at nearly twice the legal limit of .08 percent following Friday’s 11:30 p.m. collision at Washington Boulevard and Palm Terrace, according to Pasadena police Cpl. Jose Urita.Christopher Andrew Mendez, 36, was crossing Washington Boulevard at an unmarked intersection when he was struck by a westbound GMC SUV being driven by Villagomez, police said.Paramedics pronounced Mendez dead at the scene.Villagomez remained at the scene as well, officials said. Investigating officers quickly determined he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested him.The suspect already had two prior convictions for driving with a blood-alcohol level above .08 percent, known as California’s “per se” DUI law, in 2003 and 1999, as well as a conviction for reckless driving in 1995, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.Based on his prior DUI convictions, Villagomez became eligible to be charged with murder under California law, said Pasadena police Lt. Max Dahlstein.The investigation was ongoing, including piecing together where Villagomez was and what he had been doing in the hours leading up to the deadly collision, Urita said. He was believed to have been drinking at at least one establishment in West Covina shortly before the crash.Bail for Villagomez was set at $2 million, records show.See also:Man Killed by Alleged Drunken Driver in Pasadena IdentifiedDriver Accused of DUI, Murder After Striking Pedestrian in Pasadena: Officials Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Public Safety Man Charged With Murder After Running Over Pedestrian in Pasadena Allegedly While Drunk By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 4:54 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

SC Expunges Personal Remarks Made Against Tax Officer In A Karnataka HC Order [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Expunges Personal Remarks Made Against Tax Officer In A Karnataka HC Order [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 July 2020 5:43 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court recently expunged some personal remarks made against a Commercial Tax Assessing Officer by the Karnataka High Court. The single judge of Karnataka High court had made personal observations against Sujatha KC, who was Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, while disposing of a writ petition challenging an order of reassessment passed by her. Apart from that, the judge…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court recently expunged some personal remarks made against a Commercial Tax Assessing Officer by the Karnataka High Court. The single judge of Karnataka High court had made personal observations against Sujatha KC, who was Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, while disposing of a writ petition challenging an order of reassessment passed by her. Apart from that, the judge also imposed costs of Rs 50,000 and directed that the costs be recovered from the officers from her personal resources. The Division bench also dismissed the appeal filed by the officer who challenged the order of the Single Judge insofar as it contained observations against her and the order of costs. The officer approached the Apex Court assailing the  direction to recover costs from herand the observations made against her.Perusing the records, the bench comprising of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra observed that the single Judge had no reasonable justification to hold that the petitioner had passed a whimsical order and that it suffered from malice in fact and in law. “These observations were unnecessary for the adjudication of the merits of the dispute raised by the assessee. The conduct of the petitioner was not in question. Even assuming that an order passed by the assessing officer was erroneous, there was no reason for the High Court to make the observations, which we have quoted earlier, and direct the imposition of costs personally against the petitioner. “, the bench said. The court then directed that the observations of the Single Judge as against the officer shall stand expunged. It also set aside the direction to recover the costs from the personal resources of the Officer.  It clarified that the setting aside of the reassessment or the direction imposing of costs are not in question in the present SLP.Case name: SUJATA K.C. vs. M/S KALYANI MOTORS (PVT) LTDCase no.:  SLP (CIVIL) Diary No(s).8987/2020Coram: Justices DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra Counsel: Advocate K G Kamath Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

New stats reveal ‘worrying situation’ at Donegal’s Community Hospitals

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Facebook It’s emerged that 1 in 4 beds and 1 in 4 nurses have gone in Donegal’s Community Hospitals over the last 15 years.The HSE has confirmed that beds in Buncrana, Carndonagh, Ramelton, Lifford, St Joseph’s Stranorlar, Falcarragh and Dungloe Community Hospitals reduced from a high point of 350 beds down to 261 beds today.The data also indicates that the number of nurses working in those hospitals has also reduced significantly within that time frame.Donegal Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn says that despite Government intentions to fund these hospitals going forward, it won’t result in additional beds.He says it’s a worrying situation:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/padhogfhgfhgfhgfhgfspitals1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleLYIT awarded €2.8million under new education fundNext articleMcKinley named in Ireland team for Spanish double header News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – February 8, 2019 AudioHomepage BannerNews New stats reveal ‘worrying situation’ at Donegal’s Community Hospitals Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Female officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during traffic stop meant to use Taser, police chief says

first_imgiStock/CatEyePerspective(BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.) — A police officer who shot and killed a driver during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon, meant to deploy her Taser instead of her gun, police said.In a press conference on Monday, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon says he believes the female officer intended to deploy her Taser when she “accidentally” shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright.The incident unfolded around 2 p.m. local time, when officers initiated a stop for an expired registration tag on a vehicle in the city in Minnesota’s Hennepin County, about 10 miles northwest of Minneapolis. During the traffic stop, the officers determined that the driver of the vehicle had an outstanding gross misdemeanor warrant, according to Gannon.“At one point as officers were attempting to take the driver into custody, the driver re-entered the vehicle,” Gannon said in a statement Sunday. “One officer discharged their firearm, striking the driver.”At the press conference on Monday, the Brooklyn Center Police Department released body camera footage of the incident. Gannon said the officer can be heard warning Wright and her fellow officers that she will be deploying her Taser.“However, the officer drew their handgun instead of their Taser,” Gannon said. “It is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet. This appears to me, from what I viewed and the officer’s reaction and distress immediately after, that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright.”The officer can be heard yelling, “Holy s—, I just shot him,” in the body camera footage.The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident.The officer, who has not been identified, is now on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, Gannon said, identifying her as a “very senior officer.”The car traveled several blocks before crashing into another vehicle. The passengers in the other car were not injured, according to Gannon.Officers and medical personnel “attempted life saving measures” on Wright, Gannon said, but he died at the scene.A female passenger who was also in the vehicle with Wright sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the crash, according to Gannon. She was transported to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, a few miles south of Brooklyn Center.Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, said she was on the phone with him before he was killed.“I heard scuffling and I heard the police officers say, ‘Daunte, don’t run.’ And then the other officer said, ‘Put the phone down,’ and hung it up,” Katie Wright told reporters on Sunday. “And a minute later, I called and his girlfriend answered — that was the passenger — and said that he’d been shot, and she put [the phone] on the driver’s side and my son was laying there lifeless.”In a statement to ABC News, Wright’s family described him as a young father who “had a whole life ahead of him.”“We just want people to know Daunte was a good kid,” Wright’s family said in a statement. “He loved being a father to Daunte Jr.”“Daunte had a smile to make anyone’s heart melt. He was definitely a jokester, he loved to joke with people, especially his brothers and sisters,” the family added. “He did not deserve this.”Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump — who has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and more — will represent Wright’s family.At a press conference about his death, law enforcement officials would not say how or if the officer who shot Wright would be punished, but said all Brooklyn Center employees are “entitled to due process.” Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott expressed his support for the removal of the police officer that killed Wright.“We will get to the bottom of this,” Elliott said. “We will do all that is within our power to make sure that justice is done for Daunte Wright.”Earlier that day, Elliott tweeted that he was taking a phone call with President Joe Biden about the administration’s support following the incident.Biden spoke about the shooting on Monday afternoon, calling for an investigation into the “really tragic” incident.“The question is: was it an accident? Was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full-blown investigation,” Biden said.Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz also held a press conference to acknowledge the grieving that is taking place in the state as the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minnesota officer charged in the death of George Floyd, continues. Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May 2020 prompted nationwide protests.“We can either come together and fix this, or we can suffer together as fools, and we can continue to make this happen,” Walz said. “Our time was made clear last May, in Minnesota, our time to get one shot at fixing that was there. And in the midst of this trial that the world’s watching the situation repeated itself yesterday.”Moments after the deadly shooting, dozens of protesters holding Black Lives Matter signs gathered at the scene.John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, said there were around 100 people at the scene who were “highly agitated” when investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension responded. The crowd was asked to disperse and did so shortly thereafter, as more agencies arrived on scene to coordinate a response to the protesters.Later, crowds of 100 to 200 people marched toward the Brooklyn Center Police Department headquarters, according to Harrington.“We saw rocks and other objects thrown at the police department. There were reports of shots fired in the area of the police department,” Harrington said at a press conference late Sunday night. “Within hours of that, a secondary group we heard was at the Shingle Creek mall or business center and we have reports of approximately 20 businesses that were broken into during that period.”Authorities declared the demonstration outside the police department an unlawful assembly and gave the crowds a 10-minute warning to clear out. Aerial footage obtained by ABC News shows police forming a perimeter around the building.About 25 minutes later, officers started firing rubber bullets and flash bangs to disperse protesters remaining in the area. No injuries have been reported, and it is unclear if any arrests have been made.Harrington said the crowd at the police department had largely dispersed as of late Sunday night, though there were still “some pockets of individuals.”Minnesota is mobilizing its National Guard to Brooklyn Center at the request of local authorities, according to Harrington.The National Guard is already deployed in nearby Minneapolis for the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died on May 25 after Chauvin was filmed kneeling on his neck as other officers stood by.“At this time, we have essentially a full activation,” Harrington said. ‘You will see a robust assortment of National Guard, state and local police departments working together over the next two or three days as we once again prepare for the trial and also are prepared for any other and any further civil unrest that may come from the Brooklyn Center officer-involved shooting today.”Col. Matt Langer of the Minnesota State Patrol told reporters that the public can expect to see “a greater law enforcement presence, a greater National Guard presence” in and around Minneapolis on Monday.Shortly after midnight, the Brooklyn Center mayor issued a citywide curfew that remained in place until 6 a.m. local time on Monday. Elliott called for calm in the community and for authorities not to use force on peaceful protesters. Walz said a regional curfew will continue on Monday night, starting at 7 p.m.“Our entire community is filled with grief following today’s officer-involved shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old young man,” Elliott said in a statement. “We continue to ask that members of our community gathering do so peacefully, amid our calls for transparency and accountability.”Metro Transit, the main public transportation operator in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, announced Sunday that it was shutting down public transit in Brooklyn Center at the request of law enforcement.ABC News’ Alexandra. Faul, Will Gretsky and Will McDuffie contributed to this report.Biden spoke about the shooting on Monday afternoon, calling for an investigation into the “really tragic” incident.“The question is: was it an accident? Was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full-blown investigation,” Biden said.Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz also held a press conference to acknowledge the grieving that is taking place in the state as the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minnesota officer charged in the death of George Floyd, continues. Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May 2020 prompted nationwide protests.“We can either come together and fix this, or we can suffer together as fools, and we can continue to make this happen,” Walz said. “Our time was made clear last May, in Minnesota, our time to get one shot at fixing that was there. And in the midst of this trial that the world’s watching the situation repeated itself yesterday.”Moments after the deadly shooting, dozens of protesters holding Black Lives Matter signs gathered at the scene.John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, said there were around 100 people at the scene who were “highly agitated” when investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension responded. The crowd was asked to disperse and did so shortly thereafter, as more agencies arrived on scene to coordinate a response to the protesters.Later, crowds of 100 to 200 people marched toward the Brooklyn Center Police Department headquarters, according to Harrington.“We saw rocks and other objects thrown at the police department. There were reports of shots fired in the area of the police department,” Harrington said at a press conference late Sunday night. “Within hours of that, a secondary group we heard was at the Shingle Creek mall or business center and we have reports of approximately 20 businesses that were broken into during that period.”Authorities declared the demonstration outside the police department an unlawful assembly and gave the crowds a 10-minute warning to clear out. Aerial footage obtained by ABC News shows police forming a perimeter around the building.About 25 minutes later, officers started firing rubber bullets and flash bangs to disperse protesters remaining in the area. No injuries have been reported, and it is unclear if any arrests have been made.Harrington said the crowd at the police department had largely dispersed as of late Sunday night, though there were still “some pockets of individuals.”Minnesota is mobilizing its National Guard to Brooklyn Center at the request of local authorities, according to Harrington.The National Guard is already deployed in nearby Minneapolis for the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died on May 25 after Chauvin was filmed kneeling on his neck as other officers stood by.“At this time, we have essentially a full activation,” Harrington said. ‘You will see a robust assortment of National Guard, state and local police departments working together over the next two or three days as we once again prepare for the trial and also are prepared for any other and any further civil unrest that may come from the Brooklyn Center officer-involved shooting today.”Col. Matt Langer of the Minnesota State Patrol told reporters that the public can expect to see “a greater law enforcement presence, a greater National Guard presence” in and around Minneapolis on Monday.Shortly after midnight, the Brooklyn Center mayor issued a citywide curfew that remained in place until 6 a.m. local time on Monday. Elliott called for calm in the community and for authorities not to use force on peaceful protesters. Walz said a regional curfew will continue on Monday night, starting at 7 p.m.“Our entire community is filled with grief following today’s officer-involved shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old young man,” Elliott said in a statement. “We continue to ask that members of our community gathering do so peacefully, amid our calls for transparency and accountability.”Metro Transit, the main public transportation operator in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, announced Sunday that it was shutting down public transit in Brooklyn Center at the request of law enforcement.ABC News’ Alexandra. Faul, Will Gretsky and Will McDuffie contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more