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Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Stock market crash: I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 shares now

first_imgStock market crash: I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 shares now 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Thomas has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Thomas Carrcenter_img Covid-19 and the stock market crash have made life extraordinarily uncertain. That makes our task as investors particularly hard. Normally, we can value a company’s shares based on future cash flows or profits. Even before the onset of the virus, estimating future earnings was difficult. It has now become virtually impossible. How can we value shares if we have no idea what earnings will look like in six months’ or year’s time?How would I invest now?First of all, I would stick to ‘value’ stocks that are trading below what they’re really worth. They generally have a lower risk profile than growth stocks and usually have earnings that are predictable and steady. They tend to be stable companies that will perform well under a range of different economic conditions. They’re the companies that even today, are often able to operate at somewhere near normality, like Sainsbury’s or Mondi.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…They may not double your money in one year, but they’re the kind of investments that should deliver steady returns year after year. In today’s circumstances, this is exactly the kind of investment that I’m looking for.Growth stocks can be great. But they’re also riskier. Investors usually end up paying a much higher price for the hope of future growth. And this growth may not come to fruition, especially in the current climate. Stocks that continuously fail to miss growth expectations are likely to sooner or later suffer the effects of gravity, as the stock market crash showed only too well. As a general rule, when the economic backdrop becomes more uncertain, I want to invest in stocks that are more certain.Stable returns in the stock market crashValue stocks aren’t boring either. They often come with high dividends of 4%+ and generate solid returns on capital. Once earnings and dividends have been compounded over years, they’re likely to produce impressive returns for investors. Even better, they generally do this with less volatility than their riskier counterparts. After the stock market crash, there’s no shortage of stocks that fall into this category.I would also avoid investing in companies that look like they could blow up at any time. In the current climate, companies need to have strong balance sheets, to be able to weather the storm. Right now, a strong balance sheet is more attractive to me than growth. After all, what use is future earnings growth if a company goes bust beforehand?Having said that, I could be tempted to take on riskier stocks, if the price was low enough and I had many years of investing ahead of me. The low price would compensate for taking on the extra risk, with outsized gains being the potential reward. Following the stock market crash, there are some interesting opportunities out there, for those prepared to take on extra risk. For a start, insurers and banks look too cheap to me, especially given their strong balance sheets and solid business models. For those feeling even more adventurous, it may be worth looking at airline stocks, given their price levels. Just be aware that in a pessimistic scenario, they won’t look so cheap. I’d always balance any riky plays on future fast growth with more reliable stocks in a portfolio. And the closer I get to retirement, the less risk I’d want to take. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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Merged marketing industry charities offer grants to support best practice and new talent

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 16 May 2016 | News  87 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Funding Marketing The Trust’s remaining funds, over £200,000, will be earmarked for grants to projects that help to increase consumer trust in the one-to-one marketing industry. The Trust will continue to support efforts to prevent any negative impact from marketing, especially on those who are disadvantaged, less able, or vulnerable.  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Merged marketing industry charities offer grants to support best practice and new talent Image: crowd in an arrow shape by Digital Storm on Shutterstock.com 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. The DM Trust, formed from the merger of the IDM Trust and DM Foundation, is now open for grant applications to promote best practice and support education within the marketing industry. Formed from the merger of the IDM Trust and DM Foundation, the DM Trust’s mission is to create a sustainable future for the sector through by supporting the best new talent and promoting fairness to consumers across the industry.The Trust will make grants to groups, individuals or organisations with initiatives that raise the standards of the industry, either through nurturing talent or promoting responsible marketing best practice.Rosemary Smith, formerly the chair of the DM Foundation, is chair of the DM Trust. The initial board of trustees includes representatives from both merged charities in equal number.She said:“The future of the one-to-one marketing industry depends on both the talent coming in, and how consumers interact with what we do. The formation of the DM Trust has created a charity that has the experience to address both of these challenges to create a sustainable future for our industry. We welcome applications from anyone with an initiative that promotes and extends responsible marketing, whether by best practice or educating the next generation of marketing talent.”Two grantmaking streamsThe DM Trust distributes two distinct funds: the Derek Holder Legacy Fund and the Consumer Grants Fund.It intends to distribute The Derek Holder Legacy Fund, totalling £500,000, over the next five years. It will support the IDM Summer School for a minimum of three years and will also provide bursaries to talented young practitioners seeking to enter or advance in the one-to-one marketing profession.last_img read more

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Ag Company from Down Under Bullish on American Agriculture

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Company from Down Under Bullish on American Agriculture Ag Company from Down Under Bullish on American Agriculture Facebook Twitter Previous articleDairy Margin Coverage Payment Triggered for JanuaryNext articleARC and PLC Decision Could Impact Your Crop Insurance Decision Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Mar 7, 2019 Ag Company from Down Under Bullish on American AgricultureWith some U.S. ag companies merging and others cutting back, one new player from Australia is jumping into the U.S. market. Nufarm is new to the U.S. market but not new to agriculture. Nufarm started in Australia but now has a strong presence in Europe and South America and is ranked as the 6th largest ag company in the world.Brendan Deck, Nufarm General Manager, North America, told HAT their products are getting a good reception by U.S. farmers, saying, “We have doubled our business in North America in the past 4 years and in a very competitive marketplace.”The company is a major investor in innovation and is focused on providing solutions to some of the tough issues facing growers. “We have been focusing our efforts around weed resistance and what we do to help deal with this issue that all farmers around the globe are facing,” said Deck. “We have also been looking at seed treatments, how do we protect the seed.” Nufarm has announced the acquisition of Trunemco, a nematode management seed treatment solution with a first-of-its-kind patented combination of a microorganism and biochemical to defend against a broad spectrum of damaging nematode species.Brandon Scott, with Nufarm, says Trunemco offers a unique solution to a problem that costs U.S. farmers over $1 billion in yield loss each year, soybean cyst nematodes. “Trumenco helps activate the natural nematode  barriers within the plant,” he stated. “Trunemco delivers a leading level of protection not found in other products on the market.”This patented technology, developed by BASF, aligns with Nufarm’s growth strategy, offering both new and innovative crop protection products in conjunction with quality foundational solutions. Field trials of this natural biochemical and microbial solution result in higher yields and less nematode damage. In the U.S. market, in addition to Trunemco, Nufarm offers a convenient line-up of custom-fit seed treatment products. Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Holden’s Huskies, Gatto’s Gatos, Chau’s Chows a Howling Success

first_imgGatherings Holden’s Huskies, Gatto’s Gatos, Chau’s Chows a Howling Success Forty-six animals find homes from Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 11:30 am PHS President/CEO Steve McNall and Assemblymembers Gatto Holden and ChauThe Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA saw 132 people in its adoption offices for the first ever Pet Adoption Day in partnership with Assemblymen Chris Holden, Mike Gatto and Ed Chau. Twenty-nine cats, 14 dogs, one parakeet, one lovebird and one chicken found new homes at the free adoption event held at the shelter on Tuesday, July 8.Each Assemblymember spoke about the importance of finding loving homes for all animals and the services provided at the Pasadena Humane Society. They were each given an animal to showcase for the day; Holden was partnered with a Siberian Husky mix, Gatto with a kitten from the PHS Foster Program and Chau with a Chow mix.“On an average Tuesday we may have 30 sign-ins, and maybe 4-5 dogs and 5-6 cats adopted,” says Kevin McManus, adoption supervisor at the shelter. “We are extremely happy about the turn out and that so many animals found homes.”This adoption event will be held annually due to its great success, but the Pasadena Humane Society still has animals that need homes. To view animals available for adoption visit pasadenahumane.org/adopt. Adoption hours are Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The Pasadena Humane Society is located at 361 South Raymond Ave. Pasadena.About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCAThe Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. The agency provides essential animal welfare and control services for the cities of Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org. 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff HerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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UL research takes control of depression

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin NewsLocal NewsUL research takes control of depressionBy Alan Jacques – June 4, 2016 776 TAGSDepressionHarvard Medical SchoollimerickUniversity of LimerickUniversity of Oxford WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Advertisement Facebook Email NEW research by academics at the University of Limerick indicates that anti-depressants can help people take control over their lives, reducing feelings of helplessness and depression symptoms.A study undertaken by researchers at UL, Harvard Medical School and the University of Oxford, saw a commonly prescribed dosage of an anti-depressant drug, escitalopram, administered for seven days to volunteers who were depressed or not depressed.The drug used increases levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the central nervous system.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL’s Lead researcher, psychologist Dr Rachel Msetfi explained, “Our new research adds to the understanding suggesting that anti-depressants affect our everyday behaviours and our learning about simple day-to-day activities, resulting over time in feelings of being more in control, less ‘ruled’ by the environment, and perhaps ultimately alleviating depression.”After 7-days of either taking the drug or a placebo, volunteers took part in a computer-based game designed to test learning ability.They were required to learn about how their actions could control events occurring in the game. Volunteers tested the effectiveness of their actions on numerous occasions (using keyboard presses) to check if they could control sound turning on. The researchers had ensured that, in all cases, the volunteers had no control over these events in the game.by Alan [email protected]center_img Previous articleMinister welcomes government support for County Limerick enterprise centresNext articleLimerick woman rescued from Shannon Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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ELAM: Summer doldrums arrive

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Twitter Home Local News Business ELAM: Summer doldrums arrive Previous articlePERRYMAN: Economic (R)EvolutionNext articleMASTER GARDENERS: Going on vacation, oh no! admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp West Texas Food Bank Logo Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Facebookcenter_img Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Facebook Local NewsBusiness ELAM: Summer doldrums arrive And sure enough as I write today, Friday, May 25, domestic U.S. prices have fallen back below $70. Crude is down $4.69 to $69.02.Last week we focused on the importance of the cash flow statement. Eventually companies have to generate enough cash from operations to fund investing, operations, and a dividend to share holders. That is a growing problem for Exxon Mobil and Chevron. Over the last four quarters Exxon Mobil had negative cash flow of $772 million dollars. The dividend requirement is 3.334 billion per quarter. And so one might ask, why does the stock price remain as high as it is? Probably because, well, this is Exxon Mobil.XOM is included in most every major energy ETF and those have experienced buying. Stockholders really like the dividend, if it were cut, the stock price would be as well.Chevron Texaco CVX has negative cash flow for the same period of -$260 million. The dividend requirement here is now $2,135 billion a quarter. So the two companies are trapped. They must pay the dividend but cannot generate enough cash to operate, invest and pay the dividend. I suspect this is paving the way for a new group of mid-level players like Conoco, Phillips, as well as U.S. producers like Anadarko and Marathon. Yes, I know those holding CVX and XOM love that dividend. But at the current high prices it may pay to diversify elsewhere.This Column May 10, 2018And with so much of the slippery stuff around, and discount predictions on the rise, could a two-year price high occur in the near future? IF the real world price is less than $60, the futures at $71 seems, well, pricey.I notice that the stock market has made a low in the early part of the last four months. It seems on track to repeat that pattern again. The Dow Industrials are one of the weaker performers among major indexes. The DJIA has a pattern of lower highs with bounces at 23,500. It just hit resistance at 25,000 and is now down for the third day in a row. A trip back to 24,000 seems reasonable.Gold may have just bounced at support of $1,290. Silver remains in a sideways formation.The U.S. Dollar has finally risen above its year-long downtrend. I suspect Trumps’ threat of a 25 percent import tariff on European autos is designed to resonate with the U.S. Auto Workers who voted for him. I doubt that will actually happen after the November elections.For now markets are repeating their usual post May slumber. WhatsApp Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% By admin – May 27, 2018 Virgin Coco MojitoSummer Spaghetti SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Judge Denies Motion to Transfer in Lehman Indemnity Suit

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Judge Denies Motion to Transfer in Lehman Indemnity Suit Subscribe October 4, 2018 2,163 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago court Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Lehman Brothers loans mortgage RMBS sellers 2018-10-04 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago This week around 100 mortgage lenders who had filed a motion to transfer the case with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI) to a district court, were denied their application by Judge Shelley C. Chapman, who ruled that LBHI could continue to pursue its indemnity claims against these companies in the New York Bankruptcy court. Dismissing the motion filed by the mortgage sellers to transfer their case to a district court, Chapman ruled that the interest of justice, “which favors centralizing litigation in one forum to  (i) avoid duplicative litigation; (ii) save time and expense; and (iii) efficiently administer adversary proceedings based on similar claims weighs heavily here in favor of retaining venue of all of the Adversary Proceedings in this Court.”“It bears emphasis that multiple federal courts across the country, when confronted with litigation related to the Indemnification Claims, have agreed that this Court is the most appropriate forum to hear these Adversary Proceedings, given its extensive experience with Lehman matters and with the Indemnification Claims in particular,” Chapman said.The claim filed by LBHI relates to its allegations that these mortgage sellers sold or submitted defective mortgage loans into LBHI’s loan sale and securitization channels. LBHI claims that it has the right to a third-party indemnification claim against them for its liability to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The company had settled with the GSEs in 2014“Specifically, the Complaints allege that it was Defendants’ breaches of the representations, warranties, and/or covenants under the Agreements that caused LBHI to have to compensate the GSEs pursuant to agreements between LBHI and the GSEs that contained representations, warranties, and/or covenants co-extensive with those contained in the Agreements,” Chapman wrote in her 115-page opinion on the matter.Giving a background of the case Chapman said that pursuant to LBHI’s agreement to settle with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2014, the Plan Administrator for LBHI’s bankruptcy case had identified over 11,000 loans and over 3,000 potential counterparties against which LBHI “allegedly held third-party contractual claims for indemnification and/or reimbursement by virtue of the GSE settlements.”To manage this volume of claims, the court had authorized the Plan Administrator to implement a pre-litigation mediation protocol with the sellers from which it sought indemnification. “To further facilitate its pursuit of recoveries from those Sellers with whom mediation was unsuccessful, the Plan Administrator initiated adversary proceedings in this Court, including those at issue here, against more than one hundred Sellers (including the Defendants) in tandem with six previously-filed adversary actions,” Chapman wrote.Read more about Chapman’s opinion on the LBHI RMBS Suit:Bankruptcy Judge Backs Lehman Brothers in RMBS Suit Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Ocwen Completes Acquisition of PHH Next: How AI Could Impact the Industry  Print This Post Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. center_img Judge Denies Motion to Transfer in Lehman Indemnity Suit Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: court Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Lehman Brothers loans mortgage RMBS sellerslast_img read more

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Cleared: Rt 96B near Tioga County line closed due to crash; avoid area

first_img Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: UPDATE (1:20 p.m.): The driver of a truck that rolled-over on Route 96B/Danby Road Friday morning was treated for minor injuries and has been released, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. No other injuries were reported in the single vehicle crash.The truck, which was initially described as a tractor-trailer by dispatchers, was a box truck licensed to a Binghamton distribution company, the sheriff’s office said. The truck was traveling north on Rt. 96B when it veered off the roadway, re-entered the roadway and rolled-over. No other vehicles contributed to the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.Bangs Ambulance, Danby Fire Department, New York State Police, and the NYS Department of Transportation assisted at the scene. center_img UPDATE (11:20 a.m.): Route 96B/Danby Road has reopened between Heisey Road and Eastman Hill Road after a tractor-trailer rollover, according to Tompkins County dispatch.The crash occurred on the 2700 block of Route 96B just before 9:50 a.m. One injury has been reported. This story will be updated as information becomes available.DANBY, N.Y. — Route 96B/Danby Road, between Heisey Road and Eastman Hill Road is closed due to a tractor-trailer rollover. The road is closed in both directions, so motorists are advised to avoid the area. The road will likely be closed for a while, as emergency crews are just arriving on scene at about 9:50 a.m.The tractor-trailer overturned and is sideways across both lanes on the 2700 block of Route 96B, according to the Tompkins County Dispatch Center. The crash is in the area of Danby and Willseyville.Drivers are advised to take a different route.This story will be updated when more information is available. Tagged: crashes, public safety, tompkins county, traffic Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more

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Texts between right-wing protester and Portland police prompt investigation

first_imgKaren Ducey/Getty Images(PORTLAND) — An investigation is underway into text messages that a police lieutenant exchanged with the leader of a right-wing group amid violent protests in Portland, Oregon.Portions of the text messages, obtained by local newspaper The Willamette Week, show conversations between Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya and Joey Gibson, the leader of a group called Patriot Prayer.The Willamette Week reported that some of the text messages, which were obtained through a public records request, shows Niiya warning Gibson that one of his associates who may have had a warrant out for his arrest should avoid doing “anything which may draw our attention.”In others, Gibson acknowledges that the fact that he was running for Senate — a bid he ultimately lost — would likely draw more attention to the protests in 2018.“I will be using Portland and Seattle protesters as a part of the campaign so it will impact you guys unfortunately, so I appologize [sic] now ahead of time,” Gibson reportedly wrote in one of the texts to Niiya.Portland mayor Ted Wheeler described the text messages as “disturbing” and has called for a “thorough investigation of this matter.”“It is imperative for law enforcement to remain objective and professional, and in my opinion, these text messages appear to cross several boundaries,” Wheeler said in a statement released Thursday.For his part, Gibson believes the issue is being overblown and he believes the texts show he and Niiya simply being respectful of one another.“I do this with police officers all over the country wherever I go, [I] just like to have some open communication,” Gibson said in a video he posted to Facebook on Thursday in response to the Willamette Weekly story.“Now most of the police officers that I talk to are very respectful. That doesn’t mean they like me it doesnt mean that they back me, but they’re very professional and they want to basically do everything they can to de-escalate things whenever possible. It’s just common sense when you have potential violence that’s going to erupt … it’s very important to have open communication with the police so that we know what to expect from one another,” Gibson said in the Facebook video.”Gibson added that Niiya “truly did not want violence.”“That’s what I saw. He did not want conflict, he did not want groups clashing with one another,” he said.The Portland Police Bureau shared a statement with ABC News confirming that the department “continues to look into the public records that have been released this week.”“There is an on-going investigation and the Bureau cannot comment further on details involving personnel matters. While this investigation proceeds, direction has been given to Lieutenant Niiya to cease any further conversation with any event organizers. Additionally, Lieutenant Niiya is not participating in Rapid Response Team (RRT)-related activities until an investigation can be completed,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.Police chief Danielle Outlaw said in the statement that it is “imperative that we come together to hear people’s concerns and ideas.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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