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ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) Q32012 Interim Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2012 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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KLEO Art Residences / JGMA

first_img JJ Duffy Construction Forefront Architects: JGMA Area Area of this architecture project Projects KLEO Art Residences / JGMASave this projectSaveKLEO Art Residences / JGMA KLEO Art Residences / JGMA Photographs:  Lee Bey, JGMA / Maria Monteagudo, Mark Ballogg Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943727/kleo-art-residences-jgma Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Benjamin Moore, Kawneer, Kingspan Light + Air, McNeel, Shaw Flooring, Trimble Photographs Save this picture!© Lee Bey+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyApartments•Chicago, United States Area:  70000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 David Mason & Associates General Contractor: Structural Engineer: Civil Engineer: Clients:Brinshore DevelopmentMep / Fp Engineer:CosentiniLandscape: Landscape Architect:Site Design GroupFurniture & Art:local Chicago artists.Mep Engineer:CosentiniFire Engineer:CosentiniCity:ChicagoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JGMA / Maria MonteagudoText description provided by the architects. The KLEO Art Residences is an affordable housing project intentionally challenging stereotypes in housing typologies. It represents the first of its kind in Chicago construction where polycarbonate panels represent the majority of the exterior envelope. The building is one piece in a greater comprehensive strategy for reinvigorating the Washington Park community on Chicago’s South Side. The inspiration for the Art Residences project emerged from KLEO’s mission, Keep Loving Each Other, but most importantly by continuing the legacy of Kleo Y. Barrett, who was a victim of a domestic violence incident that took her life. Her name and legacy will continue to inspire the project and encourage families affected by domestic violence. JGMA used the opportunity to meet with a lot of the artists in the community to understand what living means to them. The common denominator in the study was to provide daylight, an element that is often overlooked within affordable housing complexes.Save this picture!© Mark BalloggSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Mark BalloggTherefore, instead of removing transparent materials like glass as commonly seen in affordable housing projects, the design team decided to give tenants something extraordinary, diffused and vibrant natural daylighting through the form of a polycarbonate façade. As a result, KLEO allowed the exploration of natural light to its fullest, from diffused to direct, the project emphasizes the needs and wants for natural light in affordable housing. In addition to creating comfortable living and working spaces, the artist’s conveyed to JGMA that the community lacked a sufficient location for them to sell their art and suggested that spaces be integrated within the design to cover this deficiency. It was also conveyed that spaces in which the artists could typically afford more often than not, lacked life through design. It was therefore requested that the newly designed KLEO Art Residences would offer an interiority that would bring pride and vibrancy to a space in which they would not normally see within their price range. KLEO Art Residences represents the first time in Chicago’s history where a project has a predominantly polycarbonate exterior. It includes 58 residential units.Save this picture!© JGMA / Maria MonteagudoSave this picture!© JGMA / Maria MonteagudoThe ground level contains retail space and community rooms serving as working studios for the artists to showcase, exhibit and sell their work to the community. The artists’ spaces that face Michigan Avenue were designed with individual roll-up doors that allow artists to share their work and their wares with the community. The colors of a community mural can be seen from all the windows on the east side of the building. Further reflecting neighborhood input, each floor has a distinct color palette drawn from the mural. Similarly, every floor has an art- enhanced common sitting area. While form and mass of the building are designed to fit seamlessly within the area, the translucent façade is designed to do the opposite. This provides optimal daylighting for residents/ artists on the inside, while in the evening hours, the building literally glows and becomes a beacon within the community, eliciting pride and hope for residents within Washington Park and well beyond.Save this picture!© Mark BalloggProject gallerySee allShow lessExperimenta Building in Heilbronn / Sauerbruch HuttonSelected ProjectsJungfernsee Elementary School / Sehw ArchitekturSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:5504 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. 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Memorial march for Ernest Duenez Jr.

first_imgManteca, Calif. — Ernest Duenez Jr. was killed by police officer John Moody in this city on June 8, 2011. Exactly three years later, about 100 marchers gathered to remember and honor Duenez. They marched in near 100-degree weather over two miles from the street where he was killed to the Manteca Police Department, chanting “No justice, No peace, No killer police.” After a short rally at the MPD, marchers left for a barbeque at a nearby park.A very graphic video from the MPD’s car camera that shows Moody killing Duenez can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhnY17F_eiQ.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Have a Whale of a Party at Waterworks Aquatics

first_imgCover Story Have a Whale of a Party at Waterworks Aquatics By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 2:21 pm Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Tips For Dating As A Single DadHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News 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. 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 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy When you were younger do you remember the fun of a summer pool party? At Waterworks Aquatics, it is summer all year long and they can help you throw the most fantastic birthday party for your child.Why is a pool party the right choice for your child’s next celebration? It’s all the fun with none of the clean-up. Employees of the center will take care of everything from pool games to supervision to clean up. You can just sit back and relax. Kids love swimming in the winter. The pool is heated to a balmy 90 degrees and is open year round.There are so many fun things to do in the pool. Waterworks Aquatics offers Raft Races, a Cannonball Contest and a bunch of inflatable pool toys. Parties can be enjoyed by children of all ages. They form the party plans around your child’s age and personal preferences. Starting with your child’s first birthday they are open for party reservations every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can even choose to bring in your own food and birthday cake.If you are worried about safety issues around the pool then let Waterworks’ commitment to safety put your fears to rest. Their mission statement is “to educate and motivate people of all ages to be safer and learn proper swimming technique and their highly qualified and trained staff supervise all party guests.Waterworks Aquatics is located at 2290 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, (626) 836-1200 or visit http://waterworksswim.com/Pasadena/ to book a party and get more information. Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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UL to host €25 million dairy technology centre

first_imgWhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin NewsUL to host €25 million dairy technology centreBy John Keogh – February 4, 2015 884 TAGSagricultureDairy Processing Technology CentreIrish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA)limerickMinister for Agriculture Simon Coveney TDMinister Richard BrutonUniversity of Limerick  A NEW €25 million Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) is to be established at the University of Limerick, Ministers Richard Bruton and Simon Coveney announced this week.The DPTC is a collaboration of eight companies, including Arrabawn Co-op, Dairygold and Glanbia, and ten research performing organisations (RPOs), creating 52 new jobs for highly-skilled researchers over the five-year term of the centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is hoped that the €25 million investment by Government and industry will position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation, and help to maximise long-term growth opportunities created by the anticipated increase of 50 per cent in the Irish milk pool by 2020 due to the abolition of milk quotas.Chairperson of Limerick ICMSA Thomas Blackburn welcomed the announcement, but also urged UL to ”go further and introduce specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses in agri-economics and other agri-related disciplines so that Limerick can position itself as a food hub and centre of excellence”.The farmer from Effin added: “UCC and CIT have really taken this onto the next level, and it’s a pity that our local third levels were so slow to see the massive pay-off that developing an expertise in this huge area of economic activity could  bring. ICMSA has the policies, expertise and commitment, we just need our universities and policy makers to work with us and move it forward.” Advertisement Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Facebook Previous articleFormer Munster star signs coaching deal with ConnachtNext articleMan arrested for Garda shooting John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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O Megatrends 2021 do Project Management Institute Destaca Como Projetos Farão o Contrabalanço das…

first_img Pinterest A onda global de protestos na última década revelou que a mudança não é uma questão de se, mas sim de quando, e provocou um crescente compromisso corporativo com a diversidade racial, de gênero e étnica. Previous articleDer Bericht des Project Management Institute Megatrends 2021 unterstreicht, wie Projekte immer stärkeren Störungen entgegenwirken müssenNext articleVaccine drive gains speed, but maskless fans fuel worries Digital AIM Web Support A crise climática está obrigando líderes em todos os setores a cooperar e mobilizar recursos em escala mundial para alterar a ampla trajetória da mudança climática e mitigar suas muitas consequências a curto prazo. PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–fev 8, 2021– O Project Management Institute (PMI) divulgou seu último relatório sobre tendências em negócios, geopolíticas e tecnológicas a longo prazo, que estão redefinindo nosso mundo e os tipos de projetos que serão mais predominantes e cruciais nos próximos anos diante destas disrupções. O Megatrends 2021 ajuda a garantir que os líderes de projetos possam compreender melhor a rápida transformação do mundo e o contexto mundial no qual estão trabalhando hoje. Este comunicado de imprensa inclui multimédia. Veja o comunicado completo aqui: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005941/pt/ “Sabemos que o mundo mudou significativamente em 2020, contudo nossa pesquisa confirmou o impacto a longo prazo de como estas tendências vêm mudando o modo como o mundo faz negócios”, disse Sunil Prashara, Presidente e Diretor Executivo do Project Management Institute. “Praticamente não há setor e nenhuma geografia que não seja afetada pelas cinco megatendências delineadas neste relatório. Do COVID-19 à crise climática e ao uso predominante de IA, estas forças estão impulsionando mudanças em todos os setores, exigindo que os líderes adotem novas maneiras de pensar e trabalhar. Como agentes de mudança em suas organizações e comunidades, os líderes de projetos estão em uma posição exclusiva de enfrentar estes desafios e incluir novas possibilidades.” O relatório baseado em dados de tendências, pesquisas secundárias e entrevistas com profissionais de projetos, relatórios de notícias e dados industriais, elabora uma gama de temas transversais e urgentes: O impacto do COVID-19 revelou profundas vulnerabilidades em nossas capacidades de preparação para tecnologia e profundas desigualdades em nossos sistemas de saúde, educação e economia. WhatsApp Facebook O Megatrends 2021 do Project Management Institute Destaca Como Projetos Farão o Contrabalanço das Forças de Disrrupção em Crescimento TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook O crescimento da inteligência artificial (IA) reconectou as possibilidades de tecnologia e aprendizagem contínua, mas os líderes devem lidar com as implicações éticas da IA nos complexos aspectos de preconceito e desigualdade. Estes desafios complexos continuarão a conduzir a demanda por talentos versáteis e ousados em projetos que possam auxiliar a tornar os projetos de impacto social uma prioridade estratégica, fomentar ecossistemas abertos e inovadores de parcerias bem como repensar relacionamentos com clientes e partes interessadas mais amplas. Habilidades baseadas em projetos são essenciais para ajudar empresas a transformar ideias em realidade. As capacidades de profissionais de projetos e agentes de mudança com uma vasta perspectiva global só crescerão em The Project Economy, o cenário mundial emergente no qual as organizações irão agregar cada vez mais valor financeiro e social através da conclusão bem-sucedida de projetos, entrega de produtos e alinhamento aos fluxos de valor. “Vivemos em um mundo de transformações e incertezas – e a COVID-19 acelerou estas tendências com grandes choques e disrupções no mundo dos negócios e da própria sociedade da noite para o dia”, disse Prashara. “Este relatório oferece uma antevisão do mundo em que viveremos e como nossa comunidade de profissionais de projetos e agentes de mudança pode direcionar ao maior impacto social e valor, não importando o setor ou canto do mundo. O sucesso de hoje requer que eles continuem a cultivar uma intensa visão de negócios e compreensão do ambiente estratégico mais amplo em que estamos operando.” Você pode ler o relatório completo das Megatrends 2021 online em https://www.pmi.org/learning/thought-leadership/megatrends. Sobre o Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Institute (PMI) é a associação com liderança mundial para aqueles que consideram a gestão de projetos, programas ou portfólios sua profissão. Por meio de defesa, cooperação, educação e pesquisa globais, trabalhamos para preparar mais de três milhões de profissionais em todo o mundo para ‘The Project Economy’: a economia por vir na qual o trabalho e as pessoas são organizados em torno de projetos, produtos, programas e fluxos de valor. Agora tendo 50 anos em formação, trabalhamos em quase todos os países para avançar em carreiras, aprimorar o sucesso organizacional e amadurecer ainda mais a profissão de gestão de projetos por meio de padrões, certificações, comunidades, recursos, ferramentas, pesquisas acadêmicas, publicações, cursos de desenvolvimento profissional e oportunidades de networking com reconhecimento mundial. Como parte da família PMI, o ProjectManagement.com ® cria comunidades globais online que oferecem mais recursos, melhores ferramentas, redes maiores e perspectivas mais amplas. Acesse www.PMI.org, www.projectmanagement.com, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute e no Twitter @PMInstitute. O texto no idioma original deste anúncio é a versão oficial autorizada. As traduções são fornecidas apenas como uma facilidade e devem se referir ao texto no idioma original, que é a única versão do texto que tem efeito legal. Ver a versão original em businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005941/pt/ CONTACT: Drew Pradeep Tel: 215-704-9857 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER HEALTH SOFTWARE INTERNET PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY OTHER EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION FINANCE CONSULTING HEALTH SOURCE: Project Management Institute Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 09:55 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 09:55 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005941/pt Os mercados emergentes prometem enfrentar desafios de longa data, como a pobreza no mundo, bem como o potencial de colher dividendos demográficos, mas que ainda exigem significativos investimentos mundiais em infraestrutura e educação. Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

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‘Dark Matter probably does not exist’ was a major conclusion of an extensive research…

first_imgLocal NewsUS News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook CERRITOS, Calif., Feb. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the Pantheory Research Organization, a multi-year study of many dozens of randomly-chosen spiral galaxies has concluded that dark matter probably does not exist. According to the paper’s lead author Forrest Noble, this conclusion was based upon a number of factors: First, that the observable matter of spiral galaxies was all that was needed to exactly predict their observed velocity profiles. Next, that dark matter is a very poor predictor of spiral galaxy rotation profiles and galaxy cluster anomalies. Also, the related statistics show that the study’s own proposed model exactly predicts stellar velocities within spiral galaxies to the highest degree of statistical confidence. Additionally, because dark matter fails to explain or correctly predict many galaxy- cluster observation anomalies, all of which can easily be explained by the study’s own proposed alternative. The belief in dark matter has been a major part of astronomy since the mid 1970’s. It is presently believed by most mainstream astronomers to be the source of nearly all the so-called gravitational anomalies within the observable universe. It is believed to increase velocities within spiral galaxies, galaxy clusters, and to be the cause of the observed increased bending and lensing of light, and other observation anomalies at the largest scales of the observable universe. Instead, this study concludes that dark matter predictions are often inaccurate when a method to substantiate its predictions is available, and especially inaccurate concerning spiral galaxies. The alternative model proposed by this new research is called the Field Flow and Vortex (FFV) model. Like dark matter this model proposes a physical background field as the cause of the increased observed velocities. But unlike dark matter this field is accordingly made up of non-matter particulates or virtual particles. Instead of the gravitational influences of dark matter enabling the increased velocities observed within spiral galaxies, the study proposes that background field-flow velocities are the cause of increased stellar velocities based upon the field’s mundane contact pushing forces. This also applies to velocities of galaxies within a cluster and the excess bending of light. They also propose that background-field-flow could also initiate large scale cluster flows like the dark flow. This presently unknown field-flow energy is asserted to have only 1/5th the mass equivalence required by the dark matter proposal. The study claims the likelihood of this proposal is based upon its “obviously exact predictions of spiral galaxy velocity profiles.” Aside from their own studies, studies by others are cited within the paper which show the inability of dark matter in explaining light aberrations and arcs within galaxy clusters. They also cite a very recent study showing unexplained rotation-direction correlations of galaxies to each other within a cluster, where the galaxies are far too distant from each other to be explainable by the increased effects of gravity via dark matter – all of which they claim can be readily explained by their background-field-flow model. Another main conclusion of the paper is that background-field-flow accelerates the formation of both galaxies and galaxy clusters, and rivals gravity as to determining the form and large-scale structures of the universe. Link to the ResearchGate, preprint of paper: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7ONCj-kAAAAJ&hl=en#d=gs—md—cita-d&u=%2Fcitations%3Fview—op%3Dview—citation%26hl%3Den%26user%3D7ONCj-kAAAAJ%26citation—for—view%3D7ONCj-kAAAAJ%3Ad1gkVwhDpl0C%26tzom%3D480 This paper’s expected release-date is May 2021. Contact author Forrest Noble, director of the Pantheory Research Organization, [email protected] or call (562) 924-3313, or (562) 331-8334 (cell) to answer any questions regarding this study and paper. NEWS SOURCE: Pantheory Research Organization This press release was issued on behalf of the news source (Pantheory Research Organization) who is solely responsibile for its accuracy, by Send2Press® Newswire. Information is believed accurate but not guaranteed. Story ID: 68333 APDF-R8.2 © 2021 Send2Press®, a press release and e-marketing service of NEOTROPE®, Calif., USA. To view the original version, visit: https://www.send2press.com/wire/dark-matter-probably-does-not-exist-was-a-major-conclusion-of-an-extensive-research-study-finished-in-2020/ Disclaimer: This press release content was not created by the Associated Press (AP). Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleLyell Immunopharma Appoints Charlie Newton as Chief Financial OfficerNext articleKofax ReadSoft Online and Coupa Partner to Automate Mission Critical Procure-to-Pay Processes Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Facebook Twitter ‘Dark Matter probably does not exist’ was a major conclusion of an extensive research study, finished in 2020 Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

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Letterkenny promotion strategy is the right one – Mayor

first_img Pinterest Letterkenny promotion strategy is the right one – Mayor Facebook WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Google+ Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – December 24, 2011 Previous articleDonegal Airport must work towards achieving viability – VaradkerNext articleTwo Donegal salmon fishing rivers to close in 2012 News Highland Newsx Adverts The Mayor of Letterkenny says he believes the council has done the right thing by maintaining commercial rates as they are, but setting aside almost €100,000 for marketting and tourism support.Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle says while all members would like to see the rate decreased, there is a belief that a rate reduction would do relatively little for small businesses, while this increased marketting and development fund can be targetted into initiatives which should bring significant business into the town.Cllr Mc Monagle says it’s part of a clear strategy which the authority has been following for some time…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/gerrysat.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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Law enforcement suicides up 24 percent in 2019, advocacy group says

first_imgCourtesy Karen Solomon(NEW YORK) —  When an off-duty New York City police officer shot and killed himself in his home on Staten Island as reported by WABC last week, it was the department’s fifth suicide since June and the seventh this year — part of what law enforcement advocates are calling an increasingly disturbing problem nationwide.According to statistics just released by Blue H.E.L.P. a nonprofit organization that tracks law enforcement suicides, 114 officers nationwide have taken their lives so far in 2019, as of Aug. 1.Organization officials said that, so far, reported suicides are up 24% this year over last. Over the same period in 2018, law enforcement suicides totaled 92.The latest suicide in New York was part of a “disturbing” trend for law enforcement, Karen Solomon, the founder of Blue H.E.L.P, told ABC News.The organization goes through a painstaking process of calling families to verify the death was by suicide, and is currently the only database in the country that collects law enforcement suicide data.“I think that the courage all of these families are showing coming forward is going to have a tremendous impact on stigma reduction and awareness,” Solomon said. “When it’s hidden, we don’t know the scope of the problem and it’s not being taken seriously.”Police departments around the country see law enforcement suicides as an ever-present challenge, including breaking through the stigma surrounding the problem.“You smash the stigma, you save lives,” said Jon Adler, a former police officer and the director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the Department of Justice at an event in April.The suicide numbers came in the same week that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released its mid-year line of duty death statistics showing that 60 officers nationwide have died in the line of duty so far in 2019.“The numbers show twice as many police officers have taken their lives as [have been killed] in the line of duty, which makes this the number one issue for police departments around the country,” Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum told ABC News.After the latest suicide in New York, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil reminded officers that there is help available, in a message that resonated around the country.“To every member of the NYPD, please know this: it is okay to feel vulnerable. It is okay if you are facing struggles,” O’Neill said. “And it is okay to seek help from others. You may not know this, and it may be hard to imagine, but you are not out there all by yourself. More people than you know, who wear the same uniform as you do, share the same doubts and fears and struggles that you do.”“Seeking help is strength,” he added. “Talking about your problems is strength. Acknowledging you need a place to turn is strength. There is no shame here — only a promise to provide you with the help and support you need and deserve.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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US Marine Corps issues details on ban of Confederate battle flags

first_imgiStock/mariusz_prusaczykBy: ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Marine Corps has issued details on its ban of public depictions of the Confederate battle flag on Marine installations.The depictions that are banned include clothing, a flag, poster, bumper stickers and mugs.“The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps,” a statement from the Marine Corps on Friday read. “Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society.”The ban was first announced in February 2020 after Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger ordered all Confederate-related paraphernalia to be removed from Marine Corps installations, according to Task & Purpose. However, it was not clear exactly what the paraphernalia was and the statement issued Friday is the first detailing of that.Marine Corps commanders will identify and remove the display of the flag or its depictions within work spaces, common-access areas and public areas on Marine installations, according to a Marine administrative message. Work spaces and common-access areas include office buildings, facilities, naval vessels, aircraft, government vehicles, cubicles, break rooms and more.The ban does not apply to works of art, education materials or historical displays of the Civil War where the flag is present, but not the main focus of the work. State flags that include the Confederate battle flag, like Mississippi, are also not included in the ban.Commanders are authorized to conduct inspections of installations to see if there is any depiction of the flag, according to a Marine administrative message.The ban was enacted “to support our core values, ensure unit cohesion and security, and preserve good order and discipline.”The details on the ban come amidst nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism in the United States. Protesters have at times damaged numerous symbols of the Confederacy, which are seen by many as a symbol of racism and oppression. Some states, such as Virginia and Indiana, have taken steps to remove those symbols. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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