City should teach personal finance

first_img City should teach personal finance by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Share Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 11 January 2011 8:20 pm whatsapp Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap CITY A.M. is today launching a campaign to increase financial literacy in the UK, and calling on City companies to provide significant financial support for an educational fund. A report into UK financial literacy by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2005 found that only 19 per cent of people stay informed of financial products and specific financial information sources, and that most still rely on general newspaper, television and radio content. Although 81 per cent of those heading for retirement did not think a state pension could provide them with the standard of living they hope for when they give up work, 37 per cent had made no additional provisions for a private pension plan.The campaign has been welcomed by Conservative MP Sajid Javid and, as our City Views prove, has the weight of the workforce behind it.But it’s not just the general public that have a knowledge shortfall – financial education needs to target all sectors of society, and to start with the basics. “I’ve found that even in the Houses of Parliament there are some MPs that struggle with the difference between the debt and the deficit,” said Javid. “I’m convinced that increasing financial literacy is a great cause and City A.M. can run an interesting debate on a matter that deserves to be looked into.”The establishment of the Consumer Financial Education Body last year is a step in the right direction, but it currently raises all funding through FSA contributions, rather than voluntary donations. A much larger source of money is needed, and it should be provided by those who have both the motivation and the means to make an investment in the country’s financial future. last_img read more

Ghana Oil Company Limited ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgGhana Oil Company Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Ghana Oil Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Oil Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Oil Company Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileGhana Oil Company Limited markets and distributes petroleum products in Ghana. The company markets a range of products which includes diesel, gasoline, premix, kerosene, bitumen, aviation fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), lubricants, grease and special products such as brake fluids, mosquito coils and a multi-insect repellent called Goiltox. Ghana Oil Company Limited provides a bunkering service for ocean vessels as well as builds storage tanks and lays pipelines to transport fuel and LPG across Ghana and other countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its retail division is marketed under the brand name GOIL and comprises 85 filling stations, 61 services stations and 138 consumer outlets located in major towns and cities in Ghana. Ghana Oil Company Limited targets companies, schools, hospitals, factories, hotels, banks and major parastatals. Several retail outlets have been set up to market premix fuel and kerosene to the rural areas and LPG filling stations have been installed in a few filling and service stations. Ghana Oil Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Who is Duhan van der Merwe: Ten things you should know about the Scotland winger

first_img Duhan van der Merwe scored eight tries in his first ten Tests (AFP/Getty Images) Who is Duhan van der Merwe: Ten things you should know about the Scotland wingerDuhan van der Merwe made his Scotland debut in the autumn of 2020 and the winger scored eight tries in his first ten Test matches. Here are a few more facts about the star…Ten things you should know about Duhan van der Merwe1. Duhan van der Merwe was born 4 June 1995 in George, South Africa. He qualified to play for Scotland through the three-year residency rule.2. He stands at 6ft 4in (1.93m) and weighs 16st 10lb (106kg).3. Duhan van der Merwe joined Edinburgh in 2017 after stints at French club Montpellier and South African team Blue Bulls. In January 2021, it was announced that he had signed for Premiership club Worcester Warriors for the 2021-22 season. 4. After making his debut for Scotland against Georgia in October 2020, the SRU arranged for him to have a video call with his family.He told Rugby World: “They had their faces painted with the Scottish flag, they had the flag hanging up in the living room, my dad was wearing the Scotland jersey. I was so, so proud.”Related: Duhan van der Merwe’s rugby journey5. In the 2021 Six Nations he scored Scotland’s winning try against France in the 85th minute. It was Scotland’s first victory over France in Paris since 1999. The try took his tally in the tournament to five, making him the top try-scorer. The Scotland star was the top try-scorer in the 2021 Six Nations 9. He played for South Africa’s U20 team. In 2014 he came off of the bench for South Africa in the Junior World Cup final against an England team captained by Maro Itoje. England won the match 21-20 to claim the title.10. Van der Merwe has said in his spare time that he likes playing the video game Warzone with his friends and he loves playing golf. 6. Van der Merwe’s brother, Akker, is a South Africa international who won three caps in 2018. He is a hooker who plays for Premiership club Sale Sharks.7. Van der Merwe was named Guinness Pro14 Players’ Player of the Season for 2019-20. He scored 11 tries in 19 matches and finished top of the stats charts in terms of clean breaks, defenders beaten and metres made.8. He regularly posts Instagram photos with his long-term girlfriend, Neeks. Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

CFG offers £5,000 prize to benefit charity finance

first_img  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “We are looking for an idea that has the potential to advance our understanding and promote best practice in charity finance or has the potential to revolutionise how a charity ‘does business’”, explains the CFG.The closing date for entries is 10 December AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 November 2012 | News CFG offers £5,000 prize to benefit charity financecenter_img The Charity Finance Group (formerly the Charity Finance Directors Group) is offering a prize of £5,000 for an idea that will tackle problems or issues in charity finance. The prize has been established in memory of Adrian Randall, a founding member of the group who died this year.Applications for the Adrian Randall Prize for Inspiring Financial Leadership are now open. The winner will be given £5,000 to spend on a “transformational activity” of their choice to support their vision for charity finance.The winner will be selected by a panel of judges including Caron Bradshaw, CEO of Charity Finance Group; Andrew Hind, co-founder of Charity Finance Group and editor of Charity Finance magazine; Paul Palmer, Professor at Cass Business School; and Dame Clare Tickell, CEO of Action for Children. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Charity Finance Group Finance 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Suffolk Family Carer named overall winner of 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards

first_img  206 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Funding About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Suffolk Family Carers has beaten over 370 charities across the UK to win the overall 2019 GSK IMPACT Award.Suffolk Family Carers will receive £40,000 in unrestricted funding as well as expert support and leadership development provided by The King’s Fund.Suffolk Family Carers has helped carers of all ages across the county for the past 30 years, and received 11,000 calls to its helpline in the last year alone, an increase of 30% on the previous year.The GSK IMPACT Awards are run in partnership with The King’s Fund and recognise and reward small and medium sized charities working to improve people’s health and wellbeing in communities across the UK. Entries to the 2019 awards opened last year, and Suffolk Family Carers was one of ten winners with the other nine UK charities awarded £30,000 and leadership development.This year £337,000 in prize money was awarded to UK charities, with ten winners receiving £30,000 each, and nine runner-up organisations receiving £3,000 each. As the overall winner Suffolk Family Carers was also awarded an additional £10,000 at the award ceremony at The Science Museum in London on Thursday 16 May.  In choosing Suffolk Family Carers as the overall winner, the GSK IMPACT Award judges were particularly impressed with the range of creative support services set up by Suffolk Family Carers, including The Suffolk Young Carers Schools Awards to recognise schools that identify and support pupils who look after a family member, its Carer Friendly Hospital scheme to help hospitals consider the needs of family carers as well as the people that they care for, and the specialised support services it provides for carers looking after family members with mental health needs, substance abuse issues or autism.They were also impressed with how the charity helps young carers to balance their responsibilities as a carer with their own personal needs through social activities, individual support and residential trips – last year they supported over 1,700 young carers through these activities.Kirsten Alderson, CEO of Suffolk Family Carers said:“It’s such an honour to be awarded the GSK IMPACT Award 2109. Having spent time with this year’s other winning organisations, I’m blown away by the talent in the charity sector.“We’ll use our award to provide even stronger services for family carers in Suffolk. The development programme for our leaders will get will help us go from strength to strength.” Lisa Weaks, Head of Third Sector at The King’s Fund, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 20 May 2019 | News “Suffolk Family Carers is doing vital work to support a huge number of carers across the county. The judges were particularly impressed by the charity’s excellent partnership working across schools, hospitals and pharmacists. By finding innovative ways of identifying and supporting carers and integrating their services with schools and the NHS, Suffolk Family Carers has made its services stronger and better able to support carers of all ages.”Katie Pinnock, Director of UK and Ireland Charitable Partnerships at GSK, said:“We are delighted that Suffolk Family Carers are this year’s overall GSK IMPACT Awards winner, providing an impressive range of services.  It is a highly professional organisation demonstrating strong leadership, addressing a clear need, and putting steps in place to ensure that those individuals who would have otherwise slipped through the net get the help and support they require; a worthy overall winner. We’d also like to congratulate the outstanding work of the other nine 2019 GSK IMPACT Award winners.”The 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards open for applications on 1 July 2019.  207 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Suffolk Family Carer named overall winner of 2019 GSK IMPACT Awardslast_img read more

White House prepares to break nuclear weapons treaty

first_imgA Pershing missile.Workers World joins those around the world protesting Washington’s plans to break the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and increase the danger of a devastating nuclear war. We publish this analysis by Italian anti-militarist Manlio Dinucci, printed first in the Oct. 23 edition of Il Manifesto. Translation by WW managing editor John Catalinotto. The announcement that “Trump breaks the historic nuclear treaty with Moscow” — the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) — was no surprise. Now, however, it is official. To understand the scope of this act, we should review the historical context from which the INF Treaty was born.The president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and the president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, signed the INF in Washington, on Dec. 8, 1987, after having agreed on it the year before at the Reykjavik, Iceland, summit. According to the INF, the United States undertook to eliminate the “Euromissiles”: the Pershing 2 ballistic missiles, deployed in Western Germany, and the land-based cruise missiles, deployed in Britain, Italy, Western Germany, Belgium and Holland. The Soviet Union committed to eliminating the SS-20 ballistic missiles, deployed on its territory.The INF Treaty established not only a ceiling to the deployment of a specific category of nuclear missiles, but also the elimination of all missiles in that category. By 1991, a total of 2,692 were eliminated. The limitation of the treaty was that it eliminated short-range and intermediate-range nuclear missiles launched from land, but not those launched from sea and air. Nevertheless, the INF Treaty was a first step on the road to real nuclear disarmament.This important result was essentially due to the “disarmament offensive” launched by the Soviet Union under Gorbachev. On Jan. 15, 1986, the Soviet Union had proposed not only to eliminate Soviet and U.S. mid-range missiles, but also to implement a comprehensive three-stage programme to ban nuclear weapons by the year 2000. This project remained on paper because Washington took advantage of the crisis and the disintegration of the rival superpower to increase its strategic superiority, including its nuclear superiority. The U.S. thus remained the only superpower on the world stage.It is no coincidence that Washington only called the INF Treaty into question when the U.S. saw its strategic advantage over Russia, China and other powers diminish. In 2014, the Obama administration accused Russia, without presenting any evidence, of having experimented with a cruise missile of the category prohibited by the treaty. The administration announced that “the United States is considering the deployment of ground-based missiles in Europe,” that is, the abandonment of the INF Treaty. (Il Manifesto, June 9, 2015)The Trump administration subsequently confirmed this plan. In fiscal year 2018, Congress authorized the financing of a research and development project for a cruise missile launched from the ground by a mobile platform on the road.NATO’s European members support the plan. At the recent North Atlantic Council meeting held at the level of ministers of defense, Elizabeth Trenta (of the Five-Star Movement) represented Italy. There, Trenta said that “the INF Treaty is in danger because of the actions of Russia,” which she accused of deploying “a destabilizing missile system, which poses a serious risk to our security.Moscow denies that this missile system violates the INF Treaty and, in turn, accuses Washington of having installed in Poland and Romania launch ramps of interceptor missiles (those of the “shield”), which can be used to launch cruise missiles with nuclear warheads.According to reports leaked by the administration, the U.S. is preparing to deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles launched from the ground not only in Europe against Russia, but also in the Pacific and Asia against China.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fannie Mae Completes Third Credit Insurance Risk Transfer Transaction

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily August 18, 2015 885 Views Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. CIRT Program Credit Risk Transfer Fannie Mae 2015-08-18 Brian Honea Fannie Mae Completes Third Credit Insurance Risk Transfer Transaction Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: CIRT Program Credit Risk Transfer Fannie Mae The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year; Reach Highest Level Since 2008 Next: St. Louis Fed Casts Doubt on the Effectiveness of QE and Zero Interest Rate Policy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Completes Third Credit Insurance Risk Transfer Transaction Fannie Mae announced on Tuesday that it has completed its third Credit Insurance Risk Transfer (CIRT) transaction with the reinsurance industry since the program’s inception in 2014.The CIRT program is part of Fannie Mae’s continuing effort to reduce the risk to taxpayers by increasing the role of private capital in the mortgage market; with the CIRT program, credit risk on a pool of loans is shifted from taxpayers to a panel of reinsurers. The latest CIRT transaction includes the participation of an international reinsurer for the first time, according to Fannie Mae.”Through CIRT, we remain focused on finding new ways to build liquidity and move credit risk away from Fannie Mae. In this transaction we attracted new global capital, providing opportunities for reinsurers to gain exposure to the U.S. housing market,” said Rob Schaefer, VP for credit enhancement strategy and management. “We’ve focused on educating reinsurers on our company’s strategic approach to managing credit risk and to explore opportunities to work together. We want to continue to lead this space and grow the CIRT program as a repeatable, frequent structure, and increase the number of reinsurers we work with on these deals. We look forward to bringing similar transactions to market in the future.”The latest transaction, CIRT-2015-2, became effective on July 1, 2015, with Fannie Mae retaining the risk for the first 50 basis points of loss on an $8.1 billion pool of loans. Reinsurers would cover the next 250 basis points up to a maximum of about $202.5 million after the $40.5 million retention layer covered by Fannie Mae is exhausted. The coverage is provided based on actual losses for a term of 10 years, according to Fannie Mae.The loans in the pool for CIRT-2015-2 were acquired by Fannie Mae during a four-month period from April to August of 2014. The reference loan pool includes 30-year fixed-rate loans with LTV ratios between 60 and 80 percent.Fannie Mae is also reducing risk to taxpayers through other forms of risk transfer, including its flagship Connecticut Avenue Series (CAS) program. In mid-July, Fannie Mae announced a $1.56 billion credit risk sharing transaction under the CAS series, putting the Enterprise over the milestone of $10 billion in notes issued through CAS since the program began in October 2013. Through the CAS and CIRT programs combined, Fannie Mae has transferred risk to private investors on 60 percent of recent acquisitions and about $400 billion worth of loans. According to Fannie Mae, the transactions are structured so that the projected losses would be limited to the small first-loss piece of credit risk retained by Fannie Mae if the loans covered experienced the same stress as in the most recent housing crisis.For information on these transactions or on Fannie Mae’s approach to credit risk transfer, click here. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Forbearance Starts Slow But Overall Numbers Remain High

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Forbearance Starts Slow But Overall Numbers Remain High About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The total number of loans now in forbearance remained unchanged relative to the prior week at 5.38% of servicers’ portfolio volume as of January 24, leaving 2.7 million homeowners in forbearance plans, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey, which tracks forbearance plans by types of loans and the volume and wait time for homeowners calling lenders to request forbearance.The MBA’s report showed:The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance down by 3.10% – a 1-basis-point improvement.Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance decreased 10 basis points to 7.51%.The forbearance share for portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS) increased by 22 basis points to 9.16%.The percentage of loans in forbearance for independent mortgage bank (IMB) servicers decreased 2 basis points to 5.77%The percentage of loans in forbearance for depository servicers increased 1 basis point to 5.37%. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Forbearance Starts Slow But Overall Numbers Remain High Previous: Biden to Release Billions in Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Next: The State of Housing Finance Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save February 2, 2021 1,095 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News 2021-02-02 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The share of loans in forbearance was unchanged in the prior week, with a gain in the portfolio/PLS loan segment offset by declines in the Ginnie Mae and GSE investor loan categories. When servicers buy out delinquent loans from Ginnie Mae pools, they are reclassified as portfolio loans, which can lead to a decrease in the Ginnie Mae forbearance share and an increase in the portfolio/PLS share,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s SVP and Chief Economist. “While new forbearance requests dropped slightly, the rate of exits from forbearance was at the slowest pace since MBA began tracking exit data last summer.”Fratantoni added, “Overall, the forbearance numbers have been little changed over the past few months. Homeowners still in forbearance are likely facing ongoing challenges with lost jobs, lost income, and other impacts from the pandemic.”Of the cumulative forbearance exits for the period from June 1, 2020 through January 24, 2021, 28.6% represented borrowers who continued to make their monthly payments during their forbearance period; 25.5% resulted in a loan deferral/partial claim; 15.6% resulted in reinstatements, in which past-due amounts are paid back when exiting forbearance; 13.4% represented borrowers who did not make all of their monthly payments and exited forbearance without a loss mitigation plan in place yet; 7.5% resulted in a loan modification or trial loan modification; 7.5% resulted in loans paid off through either a refinance or by selling the home; and the remaining 1.9% resulted in repayment plans, short sales, or deed-in-lieus.For the MBA’s full weekly forbearance findings, visit Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

DAAA now halfway through protest walk to Dublin

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp News Facebook Google+ DAAA now halfway through protest walk to Dublin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest A group of people from Donegal walking from Donegal to Dublin in protest against the Governments austerity measures are now over halfway through there journey.The Donegal Action Against Austerity members aim to arrive in Dublin to coincide with the household charge deadline, the next 3.1 billion euro bank payment and the Fine Gael Ard Deis.Today is the groups 12th day walking, and they are currently between Carrick-on-Shannon and Boyle in Co Rosscommon.One of the organisers of the walk, Joe Murphy, is calling on people to come and meet the group in Dublin on the 31st of March…….[podcast][/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCouncil begins disconnecting non – domestic water charge defaultersNext articleCouncil warns services will be hit if Household Charge isn’t paid News Highland Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – March 21, 2012 Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Multiple Atlanta police officers have resigned in recent weeks amid protests

first_imgChiccoDodiFC/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(ATLANTA) — A number of police officers in Georgia’s capital and most populous city have resigned in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.The Atlanta Police Foundation revealed Monday night that eight officers within the Atlanta Police Department have resigned since June 1. Earlier Monday, the group had inaccurately reported 19 resignations and later apologized for the error. “We are now going into the third consecutive week of unabated protests in which officers have worked 12-hour shifts seven days per week,” Atlanta Police Foundation president and CEO Dave Wilkinson said in a statement. “As you can imagine, their stress levels are exacerbated by physical and emotional exhaustion. We are grateful for the sacrifices they are making every day and will continue to support them while accelerating the programs under the Atlanta Police Foundation’s mission in order to address police reform and other issues the protests and their aftermath have illuminated.”Protests against police brutality and racial injustice erupted in cities across the United States and around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis on May 25 shortly after a white police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck as three other officers stood by.Demonstrations intensified in Atlanta after Rayshard Brooks, an unarmed 27-year-old black man, was shot to death by a city police officer in the parking lot of a Wendy’s last Friday. The deadly encounter led to large groups of people protesting at the scene, chanting Brooks’ name, while some appeared to set fire to the fast food restaurant.Just hours after Friday’s shooting, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields submitted her resignation to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Shields had led the police department since December 2016.“What has become abundantly clear over the last couple of weeks in Atlanta is that while we have a police force full of men and women who work alongside our communities with honor, respect and dignity,” Bottoms said at a press conference Saturday, “there has been a disconnect with what our expectations are and should be, as it relates to interactions with our officers and the communities in which they are entrusted to protect.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more