United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Japaul & Maritime Services (JAPAUL.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgJapaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileJapaul Gold & Ventures PLC, formerly known as Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc is a mining and technology development business listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The Company’s services include mining, dredging, offshore/vessel chartering and technology. Its mining service is engaged in solid mineral mining with interest in minerals, such as gold, tin, copper, lithium, lead, zinc and hard rock. The Company’s dredging business offers complete dredging solutions, such as reclamation, shore protection, stockpiling, breakwater construction, sweeping of access sites and slots and river crossing. The Company’s vessel chartering offers fleet of vessels, such as offshore support vessels (OSVs), anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) and diving support vessels. It provides its services to the offshore oil and gas, and shipping industries. The Company’s technology services provide technology and enterprise solution services to support governmental, services and manufacturing industries.last_img read more

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Anglican bishops commit to new climate justice agenda

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Environment & Climate Change Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Anglican bishops commit to new climate justice agenda Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican Communion, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Mar 31, 2015 Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Advocacy Peace & Justice, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Communion Environmental Network] A group of 17 Anglican bishops from all six continents has called for urgent prayer and action on the “unprecedented climate crisis.” Their declaration The World Is Our Host: A Call to Urgent Action for Climate Justice sets a new agenda on climate change for the 85 million-strong Anglican Communion.The group met in South Africa in February to build on months of conversations carried out via the internet. The group included bishops both from cultures and nations that are major contributors to climate change, and those producing low levels of CO2 but disproportionately affected.The Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, archbishop of Cape Town and primate of Southern Africa who brought the group together, said: “We accept the evidence of science: Human activity, especially in fossil-fuel based economies, is the main cause of the climate crisis. We heard of extreme weather and changes to seasons; rising sea levels; acidification of seawater; depleted fishing grounds; and displaced people who are climate refugees.“The problem is spiritual as well as economic, scientific and political. We have been complicit in a theology of domination. While God committed the care of creation to us, we have been care-less – but not hopeless.“In the words of St. Theresa of Avila, we are God’s hands and feet on earth – now is the time for us, rooted in prayer, to step up and take action on the climate crisis.”The declaration commits the bishops to specific first actions including: energy conservation measures in church buildings; more renewable energy; nurturing biodiversity on church land; supporting sustainability in water, food, agriculture and land use reviewing churches’ investment practices including a call for divestment; and closer ecumenical and interfaith co-operation.The bishops commended the Fast for the Climate initiative, where they join many others in fasting and praying for the climate on the first of every month.The bishops argue for ambitious and binding climate change agreements at national and international levels, and assistance for climate refugees.Women, who make up the majority of the world’s poorest, are hit harder by climate change. The Rt. Rev. Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya, bishop of Swaziland and Africa’s first Anglican female bishop, said: “Women are more often dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods, so the contribution of women is essential in decisions around climate change. Our communities must be equal, as in the Eucharist.”Canon Ken Gray, a Canadian priest who is secretary of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, said: “It was a remarkable gathering, representative of the Communion’s diversity. The declaration is a unique and authoritative document which will pave the way towards greater collaboration amongst lay and clerical leaders as the communion as whole comes to terms with the present climate crisis and our Gospel-driven need to respond compassionately.”Download The World Is Our Host: A Call to Urgent Action for Climate Justice and view images from the meeting.Enquiries should be directed to Canon Ken Gray. 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VCR House / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883448/vcr-house-oficina-conceito-arquitetura Clipboard Manufacturers: Esquadrias Baiana, Geobrick, polimixCollaborators:Maurício Ambrosi Rissinger, Daniel Dagort Billig, Guilherme Nogueira, Tiago SchererCity:Loteamento Jardim TimbaúvaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. In this project, a couple asked us to design a house but should it be simple, efficient and low-cost construction. The clients’ lifestyle was extremely important to set the best strategy. She is an agronomist, take care of her garden and condo’s garden. She has an organic garden with delicious foods and spices. She involved and teach the neighborhood with healthy recipes. He cooks an amazing barbecue for friends and clients, because of that he is known as Mr. BBQ. The idea was zoning the house in two blocs: The social area is composed of painted bricks and there is an exposed concrete marquee used as a garage and frontal terrace. In the other volume, with exposed bricks, there is the private and intimate area. Two suites and a sewing atelier. A linear corridor connects both volumes and allows a people flow from the main entrance to the garage and the back garden.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiDue to the privileged view, we put back the social area at the corner and leveled the house from the highest part of the terrain. We created an outside wood deck which it relates to the living room that provides an observation area. Next, to the intimate area, we created a linear seedbed. The intention was developed a micro clime with plants and aromatized the rooms with spices and fresh herbs. In addition, in the background of the house, there are stairs to access the green roof above the social volume area. All the residence was built with exposed concrete and eco-bricks. Ecological because it isn’t baked as the traditional. Is made by mixing cement to a sandy soil, compacted and cured under the shadow. A special format and the fitting system provided a reduction of up to 30 % in the expenses.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe electric ducts and the hydraulic system pass inside the holes of the brick, avoiding the breaking of walls. Debris, material wasted and wall- breaking is minimized. We still have solar panels to heat the water used by the residents and capture rainwater for irrigation of the garden. The internal environments were set up by reforming a large part of the furniture existing in the resident’s previous house, always with the assistance and supervision of the OCA. In this way, using sustainable architecture elements and a lot of simplicity, we could connect the lifestyle of the couple with the design of the house. The satisfactory result is visible when we pass through the place and we realize the proper scale that the house has in relation to them and the joy with which they use the created spaces.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiProject gallerySee allShow lessMariposa1038 / Lorcan O’Herlihy ArchitectsSelected ProjectsFacing Major Renovations, Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building Gets Hearing for Landmark D…Architecture News Share Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  Marcelo Donadussi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects 2017 Save this picture!© Marcelo Donadussi+ 28 Share CopyHouses•Loteamento Jardim Timbaúva, Brazil VCR House / Oficina Conceito ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveVCR House / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883448/vcr-house-oficina-conceito-arquitetura Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” VCR House / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura Photographs CopyAbout this officeOficina Conceito ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLoteamento Jardim TimbaúvaBrazilPublished on November 28, 2017Cite: “VCR House / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura” 28 Nov 2017. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Brazil Area:  94 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Oficina Conceito Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Houses ArchDailylast_img read more

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Special interest group warns of trust scam against charities

first_imgSpecial interest group warns of trust scam against charities So, keep an eye out for any cheques that don’t look right, even if they appear to come from a trust. And be very suspicious if a trust contacts your organisation asking for a refund due to an administrative error.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The trusts special interest group of the Institute of Fundraising has warned of a scam against charities based on a cheque purportedly from a grant-making trust.According to the special interest group’s email newsletter: “A trust sends you a cheque for, for example, £2,000 but then rings to say an administrative mistake has been made and you should in fact have only received £1,000. “The charity subsequently issues a cheque for the difference and the original “donation” bounces at the bank. Cheques are forged and look to be from reputable trust organisations.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 April 2004 | 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

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Ethanol Production Down in Weekly Report

first_imgHome Energy Ethanol Production Down in Weekly Report SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 25, 2016 According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 946,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 39.73 million gallons daily. That is down 2,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 945,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.49 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 20.8 million barrels. That is a 1.4% decrease from last week and the lowest of the year. Imports of ethanol were nonexistent for the 23rd straight week.Gasoline demand for the week averaged 399.7 million gallons (9.516 million barrels) daily. Over the past four weeks, gasoline demand has averaged 147.3 billion gallons annualized. Refiner/blender input of ethanol averaged 916,000 b/d, down a hair from the previous week but still the second-highest of the year.Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 9.94%. This was the seventh straight week under 10.0%, marking the longest period under 10.0% since the summer of 2013. Facebook Twitter Ethanol Production Down in Weekly Report SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleA House DividedNext articleFarm Management Tour Highlights Innovative Northwest Indiana Farms Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Disturbing plan to introduce Internet TV licensing in run-up to legislative elections

first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Organisation May 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disturbing plan to introduce Internet TV licensing in run-up to legislative elections RSF_en AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders is worried that the Azerbaijani government is trying to introduce online controls in the run-up to next November’s parliamentary elections. On 16 April, communications minister Ali Abbasov said Internet regulation and, in particular, a system for licensing Internet TV was needed. Nushiravan Magerramli, the head of the National TV and Radio Broadcasting Council, made similar comments on 22 April.“The authorities keep on making dramatic statements about their desire to protect the country’s morals, but in practice what they want is to maintain their monopoly of news and information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They already control TV and the most part of print media and now they are staging a shameless offensive against the Internet.” The press freedom organisation added: “Such behaviour is contrary to the undertakings Azerbaijan has given to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe.”Farid Karimov, the head of the pro-government Information Centre, urged the government at the end of March to pay attention to online morality, arguing that certain websites violated the country’s moral standards. Mentioning pornography, violence and radical politics, he said such sites posed a threat to the younger generation.Journalists and human rights lawyers who took part in a round table on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, voiced concern about the consequences of Internet regulation and accused the government of trying to tighten its grip on the media. Internet access is already very limited in Azerbaijan by the cost of a connection, 10 times higher than in nearby Turkey.Two bloggers, Adnan Hadjizade and Emin Milli, are still in prison for criticising the regime and denouncing corruption in a satirical video posted online (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaecvg7xCIk&feature=player_embedded). Their conviction was confirmed on appeal on 10 March. Their lawyers referred the case to the supreme court on 29 April. They were given jail sentences of 24 and 30 months respectively on 11 November 2009.Reporters Without Borders supported a demonstration outside the Azerbaijani embassy in Paris on 22 January to call for their immediate and unconditional release (http://en.rsf.org/azerbaijan-another-adjournment-in-case-of-22-01-2010,36188.html). News News to go furthercenter_img Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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RSF hails arrest of Daniel Pearl murder suspect in Karachi

first_img RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific ImpunityPredatorsViolenceJihadism January 28, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails Pakistan’s efforts to combat impunity for crimes against journalists after yesterday’s arrest in Karachi of a man suspected of participating in US journalist Daniel Pearl’s abduction and murder in 2002. The suspect arrested by the Karachi Crimes Investigation Department is Abdur Rehman, also known as Sindhi, a member of Al-Qaeda and Harkat-e-Jihad-e-Islami. He allegedly assisted Ahmed Omar Saeed Shaikh, the convicted mastermind of Pearl’s abduction and murder, and he is alleged to have been in contact with Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, who succeeded Bin Laden as Al-Qaeda’s chief in 2011. “We hail what seems to be a major advance in the fight against impunity for crimes against journalists in Pakistan and we hope that this arrest will be a significant new step towards justice,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Daniel Pearl’s execution-style murder in 2002 is an example of the insanity of terrorist groups that turn foreign journalists into scapegoats for the policies of their governments. This insanity is today probably the gravest threat to freedom of information worldwide.” The police said Rehman could be brought before a court in the next two days. He is also wanted by the FBI. The Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau chief, Pearl had gone to Pakistan to investigate Islamist networks when he was abducted and murdered in February 2002. Journalists in Pakistan continue to be targeted by radical groups, Islamist organizations and the feared intelligence services, all of which are on RSF’s list of “Predators of Press Freedom.” Thanks to a decline in murders of journalists in 2015, Pakistan has improved its position in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 147th out of 180 countries. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder PakistanAsia – Pacific ImpunityPredatorsViolenceJihadism Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Receive email alerts to go further News April 25, 2016 RSF hails arrest of Daniel Pearl murder suspect in Karachi Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Follow the news on Pakistanlast_img read more

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Judge could lower McDonald’s bond

first_imgLocal NewsCrime Grace McDonald is led through the Ector County Courthouse after her pre-trial hearing Jan. 25 in Judge James Rush’s courtroom. She faces a count of capital murder of multiple persons, conspiracy to commit capital murder and prohibited sexual conduct. Her brother, Gabe McDonald, who is accused of pulling the trigger, faces a single count of capital murder of multiple persons. Judge could lower McDonald’s bond Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous CoverageDistrict Judge James Rush is considering a motion to reduce bond amounts for 23-year-old Grace McDonald after discussions in a pre-trial hearing Thursday morning with defense counsel and newly assigned prosecution.Grace McDonald and her adoptive brother, Gabe McDonald, are accused of fatally shooting their parents, Gregg and Jana McDonald, in the early morning hours of March 2, 2016 in their Conley Avenue home.Assistant Attorney General Geoff Barr was assigned to both siblings’ cases after Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland recused his office in December.The motion to recuse states, “Due to how evidence developed in this case and questions of impartiality raised by the defense as a result of said development, the District Attorney believes that it is in the best interest of justice that an outside agency should handle the prosecution of this case to avoid any appearance of impropriety.”Issues arose during a December pre-trial hearing in which Grace McDonald’s defense attorney Steve Brand said the DA’s office had not been forthcoming with information and was not turning over information about her case in a timely manner. Eight months passed with Brand’s client incarcerated while he said they were “in the dark” due to the lack of information provided by the DA’s office when they were expected to go to trial Jan. 22.Bland contested he did talk to Brand about witnesses in the case and a potential plea agreement with Gabe McDoanld following Grace McDonald’s June indictment on a sexual conduct charge. He also said he understood it would have been better if it was done sooner, apologizing to the court and defense counsel if they felt he was not as diligent as he should have been.When asked by Rush if he felt up to speed on evidence for the case, Barr said he was feeling up to speed on motivations on how evidence arose, but he needed to be able to investigate that and how certain statements came about and if there’s more to the story.“Some of the charges that are existing, I have not yet seen the basis of those charges yet with my own two eyes or ears,” Barr said.Grace McDonald is facing a count of capital murder of multiple persons, conspiracy to commit capital murder and prohibited sexual conduct. Gabe McDonald, who is accused of pulling the trigger, faces a single count of capital murder of multiple persons.The count of prohibited sexual conduct stemmed from a conversation the DA’s office had with Gabe McDonald in April, court records detail.Brand told the court in December that during the April meeting Gabe had with the DA’s office, Gabe initially denied having sex with his adopted sister when first asked about it, but later said it happed four times. The DA’s office then told Brand “…we weren’t able to verify that essentially, based on where he said his parents were (at the time),” court records show.But the DA’s office received enough information to go to a grand jury in June and add a charge of improper sexual contact between the adopted siblings, Brand said in December.Barr told the court Thursday, due to the nature of the situation he would be starting from scratch on the case.“I need to start from the beginning and review the integrity of the investigation as it relates to her from the very beginning,” Barr said via conference call during the hearing.Barr said Grace’s charges, from what he could tell by reading the file, have arisen out of the DA’s office and while there is nothing wrong with that, he needs to review it and reestablish the integrity of that process from an objective point.Brand previously told the court his client was made aware the recusal would likely mean a continuance of the case and she would remain incarcerated past her trial date originally set for Jan. 22.Another pre-trial hearing has been set for 1:30 p.m. April 12 in Judge James Rush’s courtroom.MOTION TO REDUCE BONDOn Wednesday, a day before the pre-trial hearing, Brand filed a motion to reduce Grace McDonald’s bond and the court also discussed the reduction Thursday.“The state is unopposed to that motion,” Barr said.The assistant attorney general said he spoke to a family member she would potentially go live with, should she post bond if bond amounts were reduced, and he was convinced with that individual it would be a “safe, nurturing environment” that would protect McDonald.“Are you satisfied that it would be in the best interest of justice in this matter?” Rush asked.“I do,” Barr said.Brand said his client has been in custody since September 2016, and to his knowledge she’s never actually been accused of being a perpetrator, herself, as far as the safety of the community issue goes.“I have no evidence to refute his assertions other than the charges themselves,” Barr said.As part of the bond conditions though, Barr said any attempt Grace McDonald makes to injure herself would be a violation.“Ms. McDonald can, has and may injure herself,” Barr said.Another condition of the bond would be that she would only be able to reside with Amanda and Christopher Richardson. Should that cease at any time, it would be a violation of bond conditions.The motion states Amanda Richardson is a “longstanding friend” of Grace McDonald’s.Other bond conditions listed on the motion included that McDonald report to a pretrial supervision officer once per month, she have a curfew of 9 p.m., she could have no contact by any means with her grandparents Monty and Betty Wootten, nor with her brother Gabe McDonald and she would submit to random drug testing.McDonald’s bond amounts currently total more than $2 million. In the motion, defense counsel asked the bond to be reduced to a total of $200,000.“…As several issues have been raised which the parties are attempting to resolve together, it would appear that Ms. McDonald should be afforded bond amounts that she can pay, in-part due to her lack of criminal history and her ties to the community,” the motion detailed.Rush said he would review the proposal to reduce bond amounts and let both defense counsel and the assistant attorney general know when he makes a decision.GABE MCDONALDA trial date for Gabe McDonald was set for June 11 during a pre-trial hearing Thursday afternoon. His trial was previously expected to come after his sister’s due to certain announcements during hearings made by counselors, Rush said.“It appears we need to set this one back on the front burner so to speak,” he added.Gabe McDonald’s defense attorney Justin Low said the district attorney turned over everything he had and he was just waiting on either a DNA or GSR test on the co-defendant. Another pre-trial hearing was set for 2 p.m. May 8.Low had a plea agreement in the works prior to the DA office’s recusal and said Thursday he will be discussion the possibility of a plea agreement with the attorney general’s office. Low said they are a little disappointed that they will be having to start over.“I know Gabe is ready to get this done. His family’s ready to get this done, but you know it’s beyond our control so we’ll take it as it comes,” Low said. “We’re happy to know there will be a new prosecutor in the sense that it will give us a chance to maybe start fresh with some things that had maybe gotten a little stale with the case getting old so I think it’s neither an advantage or disadvantage it’s just good to sometimes start over.”center_img By admin – January 25, 2018 Previous articleOPD: Theft suspect fleeing scene nearly ran over officerNext articleMan charged with sexual assault of girl, 10 admin Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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Toddler dies after near-drowning in Pleasant Farms

first_img Mexican shrimp cocktail is one of the shrimp dishes that will be served to people at the sponsor tables for Shrimpfest. A 2-year-old boy died late Wednesday afternoon after he reportedly fell into a pool Monday in Pleasant Farms.Officials said the boy’s name will not be released at this time pending further investigation.Deputies and EMS were first called around 3:50 p.m. Monday to the 16500 block of South Windmill Avenue, where the mother told them she found her son in the pool, pulled him out, called 911, and began performing CPR on her child, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release stated.The child was taken to Medical Center Hospital for treatment, the release stated, but was later taken by life flight to Lubbock for additional care before passing away Wednesday.An autopsy will be performed at South Plains Forensic Center in Lubbock, the release detailed. By admin – May 10, 2018 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Local News Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Toddler dies after near-drowning in Pleasant Farms Previous articleFive things you need to know today, May 10Next articleHIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Wink’s Jonnah Smith qualifies for state in two sports adminlast_img read more

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