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Why did the Cineworld share price jump another 25% on Monday morning?

Why did the Cineworld share price jump another 25% on Monday morning?

first_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Alan Oscroft Image source: Getty Images Alan Oscroft | Monday, 23rd November, 2020 | More on: CINE 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! 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. Why did the Cineworld share price jump another 25% on Monday morning?center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) shares hit a recent low of 23p approaching the end of October. But, from that point to market close on 20 November, the Cineworld share price doubled. And, in early trading Monday, it spiked up another 25%. Why? Cineworld has just announced progress on the liquidity front.But let’s first put things into perspective. Despite the gains of recent weeks, the Cineworld share price is still down 75% year-to-date. And that’s still way worse than the FTSE 250, which has now recovered to a mere 10% loss in 2020.5G 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…The Cineworld upswing has coincided with Covid-19 vaccine developments. First came the Pfizer vaccine, with an apparent 90% success rate in trials. Moderna results soon followed, showing a success rate of nearly 95%. The University of Oxford vaccine, being developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, is also looking good. A large-scale trial has shown a 70% success rate, rising to 90% after an initial low-dose inoculation. It’s much cheaper and easier to store. So it could reach a lot more people more quickly.Cineworld share price boostBut, key to Monday’s Cineworld share price jump, the company has revealed new measures to enhance its liquidity. It has secured a new $450m debt facility and will issue equity warrants alongside. It has agreed bank covenant waivers until June 2022, and has extended the maturity of $111m in other debt from December 2020 to May 2024. And it has managed to bring forward an expected tax refund of $200m to early 2021.That’s lifted the threat of covenant failings by the end of this year. And it should give Cineworld some breathing space to get itself back into a long-term viable position. But all this has really done is delay the consequences of Cineworld’s existing debt and open the door to adding even more. And I twitch when I see Cineworld’s mounting debt pile, which has reached around $8bn and now looks set to rise further.The fact that the Cineworld share price is still so very low shows that things aren’t as simple as just finding ways to keep the debt collectors from the door for a little longer.Long-term cinema outlookThere’s also the outlook for the cinema business as a whole. And we’ve have had some news there in recent days too. A new agreement signed by Universal and Cineplex has shortened the theatrical window from three months to as little as 17 days. That follows other deals made between Universal and other cinema chains. It means less exclusivity for cinemas before new movies are released on streaming media and other channels. And I think it’s a trend that can only continue.Personally, I think Cineworld will survive. I hope it does, as I love going to the movies — though I expect it will be some months yet before the doors open again. And the super-low Cineworld share price does look tempting. But I really have no idea what sort of financial shape Cineworld will be in by the time it gets back to actually making profits. And that’s the dilemma investors are surely faced with right 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft 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.last_img read more

Pensacola cyberattack the fourth reported 2019 ransomware strike on Florida city

Pensacola cyberattack the fourth reported 2019 ransomware strike on Florida city

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Dec. 7 cyberattack against the city of Pensacola’s electronic infrastructure is not related to the previous day’s shooting by a Saudi Arabian Air Force officer that left four dead on nearby Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, according to the FBI.But it was – is – a ransomware strike.Pensacola officials confirmed Friday that the city is being extorted by a hacker or hackers who are demanding a reported $1 million ransom for the return of stolen documents.City spokeswoman Kaycee Lagarde told reporters that the cyberattack that crippled some of the city’s computer systems around 1:30 a.m. last Saturday is an unfolding act of extortion.According to Pensacola officials, services affected by the cyberattack include the city’s phone systems, email system, 311 customer service line and online payments for Pensacola Energy and the city’s sanitation services.The city has restored some services, including email, phone services, and utility online bill payments. Its 911 and emergency services systems were never compromised, according to city officials.Lagarde would not discuss who or what is responsible, nor elaborate on whether any personal or financial data was breached in the ransomware attack, saying only the city would notify residents and customers as warranted.The cybersecurity blog BleepingComputer reported a group behind a ransomware strain known as Maze had contacted it and claimed responsibility for the attack and demanded $1 million from the city.The Maze hackers in emails to BleepingComputer claimed they had stolen documents from the city. There was no indication of a deadline or what they’d do with the documents if Pensacola didn’t pay the $1 million.BleepingComputer editor Lawrence Abrams told the Associated Press that the hackers had “authenticated their identity” with proof of previous hacks.At least three Florida cities have had electronic systems seized by hackers this year, forcing at least two to pay “ransom” using untraceable Bitcoin to unknown thieves.Lake City, a city of about 13,000 residents 65 miles west of Jacksonville, paid 42 Bitcoin worth between $460,000 and $480,000 to end a June cyber-attack.The same month, Village of Key Biscayne, an affluent community of 13,000 east of Miami, reported a ransomware “security event.”Riviera Beach, a city of 35,000 in Palm Beach County, paid 65 Bitcoins – approximately $600,000 – in late May to regain access to its computer systems.In Lake City’s and Riviera Beach’s cases, insurance provided through the Florida League of Cities (FLC) covered the bulk of the ransom with Lake City paying a $10,000 deductible and Riviera Beach, a $25,000 deductiblePensacola, apparently, is not insured under the FLC or any provider for such an event, which means it could be forced to pay the reported $1 million ransom directly from its coffers.Purchasing ransomware insurance is “something that our risk manager will certainly be looking into,” Lagarde said.According to the FBI, there were 1,493 ransomware attacks reported in 2018 with victims – including individuals – paying $3.6 million to hackers.A study by the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future found at least 170 county, city or state government systems have been attacked since 2013, including at least 45 police and sheriff’s offices.But those numbers – and the amounts of the ransoms – increased dramatically in 2019.According to a report released Dec. 12 by cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, more than 950 U.S. government agencies, utility districts, universities, and hospitals have been struck with ransomware attacks thus far this year.Emsisoft estimates the price tag for the demanded ransoms at more than $7.5 billion, although it is uncertain how much was actually paid since settlements – if any – are often not disclosed.The cyberattack against Pensacola occurred about 18 hours after 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, of the Royal Saudi Air Force, opened fire in a NAS Pensacola classroom, killing three members of the U.S. Navy and wounding eight before he was gunned down by Escambia County sheriff’s deputies.The FBI said in a tweeted statement that the agency has not identified any connection between the shooting and the ransomware event. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img The Anatomy of Fear By John Haughey | The Center Square Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here TAGSCyberattackThe CenterSquare Previous articleFlorida gas prices fall six centsNext articleThe amazing growth of the Christmas tree Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

New versions of fundraising databases for small and medium-sized charities

New versions of fundraising databases for small and medium-sized charities

first_imgNew versions of fundraising databases for small and medium-sized charities Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Technology Howard Lake | 10 June 2003 | News AK Consultancies have launched a new entry-level fundraising database for the smaller charity, and a new version of their established Fundraiser product.The Cheltenham-based software provider says that “the new products boast a new look and feel, are more intuitive and have a host of new features.”New features in Fundraiser 2 include improved task reminders, support for e-mail campaigns, enhanced contact management facilities, and new “tagging” options. Like the original product, AK Consultancies say that Fundraiser 2 can be customised to the individual requirements of a charity. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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.  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraiser Entree is AKC’s new “off-the-shelf” entry-level database. Prices start from £25 + VAT a month.For larger charities Fundraiser Elite, formerly called CHASql, has also been updated. It is suitable for larger data and user volumes and is based on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 technology.last_img read more

Football Foundation publishes tips on getting funded

Football Foundation publishes tips on getting funded

first_img Tagged with: Funding The Football Foundation has published the ‘Health and Wellbeing toolkit for applicants’ to help voluntary groups build successful health-focused community projects. It also includes tips on how to meet the Foundation’s criteria to be eligible for funding. The Foundation awards grants for community projects of up to £250,000.The toolkit contains useful advice on how to build local partnerships, which key health partners to work with and how to demonstrate the impact of your project.The toolkit covers topics such as:· identifying a need for your health and wellbeing project· developing good health partnerships locally· what the Foundation looks for in an application for a health and wellbeing project· measuring and demonstrating the impact of your project.Ann Keen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Health Services at the Department of Health, endorsed the toolkit, saying: “I am proud of the partnership that the Department of Health and the government has with the Football Foundation. The launch of their Health and Well-being Toolkit demonstrates how football-orientated health projects can have a real effect on our communities.“This publication will be invaluable for organisations wishing to create community projects that use football and sport to tackle the key health issues facing the nation. It provides ./guidance on how to develop lasting partnerships with health providers and those who commission services locally. It also tackles and demonstrates the vital issue of how to make a real impact”.Since its launch in July 2000 the Foundation has funded 78 health and wellbeing projects worth £7.7 million.www.footballfoundation.org.uk/apply/community-grants/community-grant/help-with-developing-a-health-and-wellbeing-project/  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Football Foundation publishes tips on getting funded AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 June 2008 | News 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.last_img read more

Fundraiser appointed CEO at UCanDoIT

Fundraiser appointed CEO at UCanDoIT

first_img Advertisement Fundraiser appointed CEO at UCanDoIT Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10  120 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Howard Lake | 9 November 2016 | Newscenter_img Brainstrust have just appointed a fundraiser as CEO too.  119 total views,  1 views today 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. Samantha Barber has been appointed CEO of UCanDoIT, the charity that provides IT training for disabled people. She joins from veterans’ charity Stoll where she was in charge of fundraising.Barber will be just the third chief executive in the charity’s 20 year history. She will take over from Mary Payne who is retiring.The charity, supported by a core team of five staff and sixty tutors, provides IT training to hundreds of disabled people in their own home every year.As Director of External Relations at Stoll, Barber led a team of nine and took the charity from an annual fundraising income of £200,000 to £12 million over five years. In her 20-year career in the charity sector she has also held roles with Shelter and the Social Care Institute for Excellence.Samantha Barber said:“Technology is a great enabler – if you have the equipment and know how to use it. Given the barriers to employment and social exclusion that some disabled people experience, the service UCanDoIT provides is vital in helping more and more disabled people lead independent lives. I am looking forward to working with colleagues, tutors and users to widen the reach of our service across the country and help ensure more and more disabled people take the steps to being tech independent.”last_img read more

A second chance for Kushal

A second chance for Kushal

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Kushal K. ShahAs a child, I was a loner. I was not popular with my peers and I was the black sheep of my family. I had a speech issue and because of that I was picked on and made fun of.When it came to family outings, I was not invited. My family felt like I would be an embarrassment to them, so my siblings were invited and I was not.In school I proved to be better than other students in sports but was not selected to play due to my speech issues, and the very fact that I was not a popular kid.As a result, my childhood was very lonely.Later on during my childhood, things got really rough in my home. I started to suffer abuse, and I put forth every effort to hide it from school officials so they would not report it. One day I showed up at school and my teacher noticed the bruises all over me, so the state police were called. I was removed from my home and placed in a group home.From that point on, my juvenile years would be plagued by juvenile detention and group homes. At the age of 18 years and 20 days old, I was with an individual whom I considered to be a friend. And things went far out of whack, a crime took place, and I was charged with a shooting. Throughout the court proceedings, I was represented by a public defender and court-appointed counsel who did next to nothing for me. I wrote to the court complaining about my so-called counsel; however, my cries fell on deaf ears.Powerless to resist, I would plead guilty in order to avoid the death sentence. Without the help of a competent counsel, I knew that I did not stand a chance against the state’s prosecutor.I was sentenced to life in prison, and was initially placed in the Maximum Security Housing Unit. This is basically an isolation unit where there is no human contact. I became very depressed, lacking support, and I began suicide attempts. I felt hopeless and drained.At this point I started to fight my case on my own. I would spend hours reading legal cases and legal books. I became knowledgeable of the law and I started to find hope. I would write to random attorneys and ask them for their old law books.I made praying my daily routine. I knew without divine intervention I would spend the rest of my life staring at brick walls. I have sought forgiveness from the Almighty and I continue to do so. I know and understand that my fellow man will always pass unfair judgement, which is why I constantly seek the assistance of God.At this time I am litigating cases for other prisoners. I am often called upon for legal advice and assistance. I am currently fighting against Gilead Sciences for another prisoner. This company is selling toxic medication. … I am single-handedly fighting this corporation from a prison cell.I have received praise from attorneys for my work. My goal is to obtain a resentencing hearing, get out of prison and become an attorney. When I get released I can help other individuals better their positions. I would take a special interest in juvenile cases, because being passed around in the system at that age is traumatizing for a child. I understand their pain because I have experienced it myself. I want to use my mistakes and misfortunes to better other people’s lives.There is currently a U.S. Supreme Court case which criticizes sentencing young people to life in prison. I fall into that category.You can write me at:Kushal K. ShahJames T. Vaughn Correctional Center1181 Paddock RoadSmyrna, DE 19977last_img read more

Journalists attacked, threatened, arrested and prosecuted

Journalists attacked, threatened, arrested and prosecuted

first_img YemenMiddle East – North Africa Read in Arabic (بالعربية) News Although President Ali Abdallah Saleh was forced to stand down last February, media freedom violations are continuing at an alarming pace in Yemen. The political instability is allowing the enemies of press freedom to act with complete impunity.“We condemn the violence, threats, arrests and at times grotesque trials that often beset journalists in Yemen,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The new Yemeni authorities must guarantee the safety and protection of all media personnel and must ensure that the prosecutions of journalists stop.”The press freedom organization has compiled a summary of violations that have taken place during the past three weeks. YemenMiddle East – North Africa May 17, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists attacked, threatened, arrested and prosecuted February 26, 2021 Find out more Trial of two Al-Jazeera journalistsTwo local correspondents of Al-Jazeera, Ahmed Al-Shalafi and Hamdi Al-Bokari, are being prosecuted by the ghosts of the deposed Saleh regime. A complaint was brought against them in June 2011 by then information minister Hassan Ahmed Al-Lawzi, accusing them of working illegally for the Qatari news channel after the ministry withdrew their accreditation in March 2011 on the grounds that its coverage of the uprising and the government crackdown was biased.Although there has been a change of government and the new information minister, Ali Al-Amrani, withdrew his predecessor’s complaint, an initial hearing in the case against them was held on 14 May. As they boycotted the hearing, the judge adjourned until 21 May and ordered the prosecutor-general to ensure that they turn up for the next hearing.Reporters Without Borders condemns these surreal proceedings, which are invalid in the absence of a plaintiff. Shalafi and Bokari are being made to pay for Al-Jazeera’s coverage during the uprising. The pro-Saleh forces seemed determined to continue hounding the two journalists.Shalafi is also still waiting to recover the passport that was confiscated more than a year ago by national security officials – apparently on direct orders from then interior minister Rashed Al-Masri – when he handed it in for renewal. The lack of a passport poses a major problem for him as TV reporter. He is still unable to recover it although the current prime minister has ordered its return and the new interior minister has assured him of his support.Al-Jazeera’s Sanaa bureau and its employees were repeatedly harassed by the former government, especially at the height of the anti-government protests. With tacit support from the police, a score of gunmen raided its premises on 22 March 2011, removing its transmission equipment. A few days later, the authorities withdrew the accreditation of all of Al-Jazeera’s journalists, who were already the frequent targets of threats and violence. Organisation Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Yemencenter_img Journalists and relatives still targetedSecurity forces guarding the main prison in the southern city of Taiz arrested Abou Baker Al-Youssoufi, a cameraman with satellite TV station Yemen Shabab, on 15 May while he was doing a report on the damage from riots by inmates during the past few weeks. Despite having the prison director’s permission to film, he was held for several hours until released on the interior ministry’s instructions. The interior ministry and the prison administration gave him an apology.Anwar Al-Bahri, a news editor with the Yemeni news agency Saba, was beaten in front of his children by a dozen armed thugs who burst into his apartment in the Sanaa neighbourhood of Al-Hasba on 30 April, terrifying his family and neighbours. After policed arrived, he was taken to Revolution Hospital for treatment to cuts to his face, a broken right hand, and bruises on various parts of his body.The police managed to arrest two of the assailants, who were put in Sector 5 prison, and then assigned units to patrol the neighbourhood. Nonetheless, it was fellow residents who prevented another attempt by thugs to invade the building on 2 May. The Union of Yemeni Journalists issued a statement holding the interior ministry solely responsible for the second attack and accusing it of “delaying the arrest of the criminals.”Journalist Mohamed Ali Al-Lozi’s 15-year-old son was kidnapped on 27 April by several unidentified men in a black SUV who threatened and hit him before releasing him several hours later. Lozi reported that three gunmen in a grey saloon car had asked questions about him in his Sanaa neighbourhood earlier the same day.Wael Al-Absi, a photographer with the Al-Eshtiraki Net news website, was attacked on 24 April in Freedom Square in Taiz, the site of a permanent opposition sit-in. His assailant was reported to be one of the sit-in’s security volunteers who is a member of the Yemeni Reform Rally (an Islamist party) and who has reputation for physically attacking people with different views. Absi, who supports the Yemeni left, was beaten unconscious and was hospitalized with head and eye injuries.The Sanaa-based journalist Fathi Abou Al-Nasr received death threats by telephone from an anonymous caller on 24 April in connection with articles he had recently written for various Yemeni newspapers and websites. Abdel Qader Al-Mansoub, a journalist who is currently working on corruption cases in the west-coast province of Al-Hudaydah, was also threatened by an anonymous caller the same day.Saleh Al-Hamati, a Sanaa-based journalist working for Al-Siyasiyya, was threatened in the latter part of April by one of the assistants of Sanaa’s governor, who reportedly also sent soldiers to his home in his absence to intimidate his family. News News RSF_en Receive email alerts Smear campaignsThe weekly Al-Ahale and the daily Akhbar Al-Yom have been the target of a smear campaign by former President Saleh’s son, Ali Abdallah Saleh, who heads the Republican Guard. In a 24 April communiqué, he accused them of spying on military camps with the information ministry’s complicity and of cooperating with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and he demanded that their journalists appear before a military court.These venomous allegations, which were widely quoted in the pro-Saleh electronic media, were prompted by an article posted the previous day on Al-Ahale’s website claiming that the president’s son owned four Apache helicopters in a military camp in Sanhan, the former president’s birthplace. News February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Sombre mood at Cathedral as Bishop steps down

Sombre mood at Cathedral as Bishop steps down

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsSombre mood at Cathedral as Bishop steps downBy admin – December 23, 2009 697 Twitter Facebook Print Linkedincenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp “A very sad day; very very sad for Limerick,” was how one elderly lady exiting St John’s Cathedral, described Bishop Donal Murray’s resignation on December 17.The bishop, who had been the centre of media attention since the Murphy Report, took to the podium at St. John’s Cathedral at 11am, to offer his resignation, as had been widely expected.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dressed in simple black clerical clothing, he spoke briefly to the congregation of around 100 parishioners, priests and workers of the diocese, and said: “The Holy Father has accepted my resignation, which takes effect from this morning”, as the church bells tolled outside, seemingly communicating this message to the people of Limerick.“I have heard the views of many survivors…some expressed the wish that I should resign; others asked me not to do so”.There was a sombre mood in the otherwise silent church, as Bishop Murray, flanked by a number of priests, acknowledged that he could not undo the “pain that survivors of abuse have suffered in the past and continue to suffer each day.“I humbly apologise once again to all who were abused as little children”.In closing, Bishop Murray offered the words he spoke in St. Joseph’s on November 29: “We are people who believe that God’s mercy and God’s healing are without limit. We are meant to be bearers of that hope to one another, and especially to people whose trust was betrayed when they were just little children and who endured the terror, helplessness and suffering inflicted by a dominant adult. They should always have a special place in our prayers”.He then lit three candles of adventry, and stepped from the altar as the natural light that had been lighting up the stain glass windows faded.An hour’s prayer followed, but a number of parishioners left the church in single file.“He was a good man”, said one. “Why did they have to focus on him and not the others named in the report? I’m sorry to see him go”.“I know he didn’t help the process, but I also know what its like to have someone above you not listen. As usual, I guess small players are easier scapegoats. Like in the banks”, said another.Dr Murray’s two minute speech captured local and national headlines, and his resignation has led to calls for the remaining bishops implicated in the Murphy Report to follow his lead.Mayor Kevin Kiely, said: “Since he became Bishop of Limerick in 1996, Dr Murray has served the people of Limerick to the best of his ability and I would like to pay tribute to him for his hard work and dedication on behalf of the Diocese.“I am saddened by the circumstances which have led to Dr Murray’s resignation today after several days of reflection, and I wish him well for the future”.Speculation is now rife as to who will take over the position as Bishop of Limerick-while rumours have also been circulating that the Pope will visit Ireland on his planned trip to the UK next year. Previous articleChristmas wishes from Limerick soldiers in ChadNext articleAer Lingus stands firm on Shannon decision adminlast_img read more

Santa Fe High School community mourns the ten victims killed

Santa Fe High School community mourns the ten victims killed

first_imgScott Olson/Getty Images(SANTA FE, Texas) — At least five vigils will be held in the coming days to mourn the 10 people killed when a 17-year-old student allegedly opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday morning.Ten other people, including a police officer, were wounded when Dimitrios Pagourtzis allegedly burst into an art room with a shotgun and a .38 revolver, both of which appear to be legally owned by his father.Pagourtzis is in custody and has been charged with capital murder.Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.”Among the dead are students Chris Stone, Aaron McLeod and Kimberly Vaughan, as well as art room teacher’s aide Cynthia Tisdale.Sabika Sheikh, a student from Pakistan who was at Santa Fe High School for an exchange program, was also killed.“I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sabika Sheikh,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “Sabika was in the United States on the State Department-sponsored Youth Exchange and Study program, helping to build ties between the United States and her native Pakistan. Sabika’s death and that of the other victims is heartbreaking and will be mourned deeply both here in the United States and in Pakistan.”Freshman Peter Matuza said he was in art class when he heard two explosions and ducked under a table.The gunman shot Peter’s friend with a shotgun before turning and opening fire with a revolver, Peter told ABC News.Students were running and screaming, and one student flipped a table over for cover, Peter said.Peter said he made eye contact with the suspect, noting, “He had a face of rage.”“He could have killed me right there,” he said.The gunman then “walked through a closet that went straight to the adjacent art room and began opening fire in there, as well,” Peter said.Pagourtzis allegedly wrote in journals that he wanted to carry out the shooting and then commit suicide, but he gave himself up to authorities, according to Abbott.At the Santa Fe Police Department, Pagourtzis gave a statement admitting to shooting multiple people inside the school with the intent of killing people, according to a probable cause affidavit.Pagourtzis also allegedly stated during the interview that he did not shoot students he liked “so he could have his story told,” the affidavit states.There were no warning signs, and the suspect doesn’t have a criminal history, officials said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

2 people arrested after video of horse being dragged by pickup truck goes viral

2 people arrested after video of horse being dragged by pickup truck goes viral

first_imgiStock(GRAND LAKE, Colo.) — Two people in Colorado have been charged with animal cruelty after a video of them allegedly dragging a horse behind a pickup truck went viral.John Saldate, 59, and Amber Saldate, 33, of Grand Lake, Colorado were charged with the class one misdemeanor under Colorado law after a disturbing video was posted on social media over the weekend of a horse that was attached to a pickup truck forcibly being dragged across a snowy road by its headgear.“The sheriff’s office immediately began an investigation into this incident which is still ongoing,” said Sheriff Brett Schroetlin during a press conference on Monday. “Deputies accompanied a local veterinarian to assess the horse seen in this video. The veterinarian noted no obvious trauma. However, the vet did note that the horse was tender and administered pain medications.”In the video, the horse can be seen bracing itself from being dragged and thrashing its head and legs around while trying to resist after being dragged for an estimated 100 yards or so.“Our phone lines and email accounts are getting covered up with inquiries from people interested in the case. Because these events are now the subject of an active prosecution, our ethical obligations prohibit us from discussing it, but interested persons can attend the public court proceedings if they choose,” said District Attorney Matt Karzen.“We have received countless social media contacts, emails phone calls, I can’t even begin to put a number on how many there were,” Schroetlin said at the news conference. “It’s caused much public concern.”John and Amber Saldate are scheduled to appear in County Court in Hot Sulfur Springs, Colorado in late January. The horse has since been seized by law enforcement and is now safe. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more