Key Note report finds fewer people are giving to charity

first_imgAsking survey participants about their responses to the tsunami appeal Key Note found that 26% of the sample agreed that they had only given to the tsunami appeal this year. This 26% may well be included in the 66% who agreed that they had given to charity in the past six months.The survey also revealed that the proportion of people making donations to television appeals has “more than halved” in the last two years, from 47% in 2003 to 22% in 2005. Younger respondents are more likely than most to make donations in response to television appeals, as are those in the AB social group. On the other hand, respondents seem to be more confident that their money will reach the end cause. In 2003, 72% of respondents agreed that they would give more money to charity if they knew it reached the end cause. In 2005, this percentage has dropped to just 28%. Key Note’s report recommends that charities focus on young people to address this drop in giving. “Whilst they [young people] do not respond to traditional methods of fundraising” suggest Key Note, “if a cause matches other lifestyle choices and their innate desire to somehow subvert established practices and anything that represents ‘authority’, their support can be overwhelming.”Key Note sees the sector working more closely with government in terms of securing funding, and increasingly targeting the commercial sector to maintain the levels of funding they need.Key Note based its report on material provided by the sector’s main umbrella organisations.The Charity Funding Market Assessment 2005 can be bought for £799 from Key Note. It examines the different revenue streams open to the 167,000 charities operating in England and Wales, and looks in detail at how fundraising charities operate, as well as how trusts and foundations distribute their funds. It also examines the way in which private companies and corporations work with the sector, to their mutual benefit.You can view the table of contents online. Howard Lake | 18 September 2005 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis According to market intelligence providers Key Note’s new Charity Funding report, the percentage of the population making donations to charity has dropped considerably from 80% to 66% over the past two years.A survey commissioned for the report shows that whilst in 2003, 80% of the adult population had given to charity in the previous 12 months, in 2005, this figure had dropped to 66%.Key Note suggest that, if those who gave to the tsunami disaster appeals are discounted from the numbers of those giving to charity, the overall figure could be much lower. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Key Note report finds fewer people are giving to charitylast_img read more

REPLY: Optimizing 5G Network Distribution Is the Problem that the Reply Code Challenge 2021…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest TURIN, Italy–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The transformation of our cities into smart cities is becoming more real everyday thanks to 5G technology. Creating and optimizing 5G network distribution with an algorithm is the goal of the fourth edition of Reply Code Challenge 2021, the team based competition organized by Reply to introduce new generations of talent to digital and coding culture. The competition, open to coders from all over the world, will take place online on Thursday, March 11, 2021. There are two challenges that are taking place at the same time: the Standard Edition, aimed at university students and professionals, and the Teen Edition, open to young people between 14 and 19 years old. Standard Edition participants will be asked to create a new network infrastructure in a city characterized by particular environmental constraints. Through coding they will have to elaborate the most optimal collocation of the 5G antennas for the surrounding urban context. Younger Teen Edition participants, on the other hand, will be challenged with logic and math problems. The teen edition is now enriched with the Train&Win program. The platform will become a real life coding gym, with exercises and study materials made available to help prepare for the international competition on March 11 th. Starting from February 8 th, teachers and students will be able to train together with problems to solve on the challenges.reply.com platform and win Reply gadgets for educational purposes. There will be no limits during the pursuit of victory: teams will be able to submit all the solutions they can come up with during the competition timeframe, making use of any programming language, including C++ and Python. The podium will be determined by the algorithms that obtain the best score during the tests. In last year’s competition, more than 20,000 coders from 96 different countries took part in both editions of the challenge, solving logic and algorithm problems. With the Code Challenge, Reply begins the 2021 Reply Challenges calendar: also featuring the Sustainability Investment Challenge in April, designed to introduce students to financial investments with attention to sustainability evaluation, the Creative Challenge in May, the biggest challenge in Europe for young creatives, organized in collaboration with major international brands, and the Cyber Security Challenge in October, focused on the search for specific vulnerabilities hidden within software and computer systems. Reply Challenges showcase Reply’s commitment to the development of innovative educational models, capable of engaging new generations by using their own language, broken down within gaming dynamics. Since the launch of the program in 2018, more than 80,000 players have taken part in the challenges organized by Reply for young students, talents and technology enthusiasts with the aim of promoting the culture of coding and stimulating digital innovation in the fields of creativity, cybersecurity and finance. For more information, please visit challenges.reply.com Reply Reply [MTA, STAR: REY, ISIN: IT0005282865] specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. As a network of highly specialised companies, Reply defines and develops business models enabled by the new models of AI, big data, cloud computing, digital media and the internet of things. Reply delivers consulting, system integration and digital services to organisations across the telecom and media; industry and services; banking and insurance; and public sectors. www.reply.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005035/en/ CONTACT: Media:Reply Fabio Zappelli [email protected] Miani [email protected] KEYWORD: ITALY EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT TRAINING TECHNOLOGY OTHER EDUCATION UNIVERSITY SECURITY EDUCATION OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Reply Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 03:30 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 03:30 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005035/encenter_img Twitter Previous articleEurosets annuncia il lancio sul mercato di ECMOlife, innovativo sistema portatile di supporto del cuore e del polmone attraverso la circolazione extracorporeaNext articleThe Rise of 3D Scanning: Revopoint POP Launch Digital AIM Web Support Twitter REPLY: Optimizing 5G Network Distribution Is the Problem that the Reply Code Challenge 2021 Opens up for Coders Worldwide to Solve TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

Senators Implore Mortgage Industry to Ease Vegas Victims’ Burdens

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Journal, Magazine Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Black Knight Announces Servicing Analytics Suite Next: Freddie Mac: Providing New Solutions to Financial Health? Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: financial aid Las Vegas letter relief Sen Catherine Cortez Masto Sen Dean Heller shooting The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 16, 2017 1,554 Views Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Subscribe financial aid Las Vegas letter relief Sen Catherine Cortez Masto Sen Dean Heller shooting 2017-10-16 Nicole Caspersoncenter_img About Author: Nicole Casperson Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Senators Implore Mortgage Industry to Ease Vegas Victims’ Burdens Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago This story has been updated to include comments from Fannie Mae and Chase. A letter from U.S. Sens Dean Heller (R-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) was sent to mortgage industry leaders recently, requesting they assist victims of the deadliest mass shooting on record occurring earlier this month, with financial aid and relief.Heller cited “funeral costs, medical bills, and emotional trauma” in a recent press release as well as “legal foreclosure proceedings that would lead to a victim or their family’s eviction during their recovery.” The letter was sent to numerous banks and loan servicing companies, including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Ocwen Financial Corporation, Citi, and others. Additionally, the letter was sent to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Furthermore, Heller requested that future mortgage and loan payments be tailored to the victims, providing forbearance programs and loan modifications to ensure all families are cared for. “We ask that you streamline documentation requests and paperwork burdens for any impacted borrowers and dedicate additional staff to process any requests from victims and their families” Heller wrote.Upon request from DS News, Fannie Mae has issued the followed statement to the letter: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this heartbreaking tragedy. Mortgage assistance is available for families in need. We urge homeowners to contact their mortgage servicer, the company where you send your monthly mortgage payments, for information on mortgage assistance options.”Chase also responded to DS News: “Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. We work with our customers whenever they face difficult situations. We ask any customers affected by this tragedy that are in need of help to contact us on the Chase special care line: 1-888-356-0023.”It is not unheard of for government owned companies to provide relief to individuals experiencing inflated costs due to disaster- or tragedy-related events, as seen in events as recent as last month. Ginnie Mae provided expanded loan buyout authority, which included late fee waivers, loan modifications, and foreclosure moratoriums for those affected by Hurricane Irma. GSEs Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae also issued a 90-day moratorium on foreclosure proceedings and eviction activities after the disaster. Senators Implore Mortgage Industry to Ease Vegas Victims’ Burdens  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

‘We Hope Officers Will Show Sensitivity Towards Environmental Laws’ : Karnataka HC Allows NHAI To Withdraw Objectionable Affidavit On Costs

first_imgNews Updates’We Hope Officers Will Show Sensitivity Towards Environmental Laws’ : Karnataka HC Allows NHAI To Withdraw Objectionable Affidavit On Costs Mustafa Plumber16 Feb 2021 4:37 AMShare This – xThe National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Tuesday informed the Karnataka High Court that it has donated Rs 2.5 lakhs each to two organisations based in Dehradun and working in the field of Environmental as costs for filing a controversial affidavit saying that the Environment Protection Act was enacted at the instance of foreign powers. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Tuesday informed the Karnataka High Court that it has donated Rs 2.5 lakhs each to two organisations based in Dehradun and working in the field of Environmental as costs for filing a controversial affidavit saying that the Environment Protection Act was enacted at the instance of foreign powers. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum accepted the compliance report filed by the authority and accordingly allowed withdrawal of the objectionable affidavit filed by it on January 4. The bench said: “Perused the affidavit on record and orders passed by this court from time to time. Letter dated Feb 15, issued by NHAI to advocate is taken on record along with documents annexed to it, which shows that donations as recorded in order dated Feb 9, is made by NHAI. Considering the affidavits filed on record by NHAI and by accepting the apology tendered by NHAI, we permit the said authority to withdraw the statement of objections filed on record. This order means that the statement of objection filed on record will not be treated as a statement of objections of NHAI. However, the same shall remain on record.” It added “We hope and trust that considering what has transpired, officers of NHAI will show sensitivity to laws relating to the environment. Accordingly, application is allowed and a fresh statement of objections shall be filed within a period of one month from today.” The court had on the previous hearing suggested to the Authority to donate a substantial amount to any organisation working in the field of Environment, for it to consider the application made by the authority seeking to withdraw the objectionable affidavit filed by it earlier. Senior Advocate Uday Holla, appearing for the authority, had informed the court that it was willing to donate an amount of Rs 5 lakh and had shortlisted two organisations for the same. He added that the two organizations were the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and Research and the Wildlife Institute of India. He requested the court to suggest which organisation the amount should be paid. The court had then suggested that both organisations are government-based and therefore, credible, then proceeded to suggest donating 2.5 Lakhs each, to both of the organizations. Following the payment of the donation, the Court would consider allowing the withdrawal of the affidavit filed by NHAI. On the previous hearing, the bench had while considering the application made by the authority seeking leave to withdraw the objectionable statement of objection filed on January 4, said: “Notwithstanding what has happened, the prayer made by NHAI for grant of permission to withdraw the statement of objection filed on January 4 will have to be acceded to. The same will have to be subject to payment of appropriate cost. Before we pass any order regarding cost, we give the opportunity to NHAI to donate a substantial amount to any organisation which according to NHAI is doing constructive work in the field of Environment. While we say so, we are not compelling the NHAI to do so, as the court always retains power to pass appropriate orders of cost.” The NHAI had filed the objectionable affidavit while opposing the petition filed by United Conservation Movement Charitable and Welfare Trust through its advocate Prince Isac, challenging the notification dated August 22, 2013 issued by the MoEF &CC, which recommends exemption of EIA process for expansion of National Highways. The affidavit alleged that “Whereas the decisions were taken at the United Nations conference on the Human Environment held at Stockholm in June 1972, in which India participated to take appropriate steps for the protection and improvement of the Human environment. Hence the Act has been passed not only for the protection of the environment, but also at the instance of foreign powers.” The statement also stated that many NGOs are filing PILs at the instance of ‘foreign powers’. The statement read thus: “It is submitted that there are many organisations in India calling themselves as Environmental Action Groups and Human Rights Groups, such as Amnesty International etc, which are actively involved in attacking developmental projects and challenging the government policies and notifications and doing anti-national activities. There are many NGOs receiving funds from foreign sources and church funds in contraventions of laws.” After the Court took objection to the above statements, the authority sought to withdraw the affidavit saying : “NHAI is a law abiding statutory authority and has no intention to show disregard either to the Parliament or any law enacted by it and there was no intention to disregard the Honourable court as well in any manner. It is rather unfortunate that certain unwarranted and irresponsible allegations were made in the statement of objections.” Further it is said “NHAI has utmost respect and regard for the law and does not intend to hurt the rights of any litigant. It had no intention to make any reckless or insensitive remarks against any party to this petition or any third party and in specific any non government organisation. The NHAI has expressed its deepest unconditional apology for the unwarranted and scandalous contents of the statement of objections filed before the court and assures that it will ensure fairness while filing any pleadings before the court. The matter will be next heard on March 24.Next Storylast_img read more

Renewed hope for cinema plans in Donegal Town

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter By News Highland – October 8, 2018 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There’s renewed hope for a cinema in Donegal Town as a result of the council’s new Seven Strategic Towns Local Area Plan.Proposals submitted by WJ Dolan Construction to develop a 5 screen, 714 seat capacity cinema were refused by Donegal County Council last year despite major local support for the project.The company has since been engaging with the Council and has successfully secured the rezoning of this gateway site in the newly published Seven Strategic Towns Local Area Plan.Willie John Dolan is confident that the project will come to fruition:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/WJDolanWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleLUH one of the most overcrowded hospitals in Ireland todayNext articleEstate Agent says Donegal is moving towards a rent culture News Highland Facebook Renewed hope for cinema plans in Donegal Town News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Google+last_img read more

Program honors Tony Scott

first_img Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content By Blood Sugar Blaster Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Program honors Tony Scott Latest Stories You Might Like Invitational calf show today at Cattleman Park The Sixth Annual Pike County Invitational Steer and Heifer Show will continue today at Cattleman Park. The public is invited… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Skip Tony Scott was head of the Sikorsky Troy Operations and a dedicated community servant. He loved Troy and his family wanted to give something back to the community that had meant so much to him.Eric Scott said that he and his brothers approached their mom, Nancy Scott, on December 20 with the idea of making a donation to the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center in memory of their dad.“On Christmas Day, we decided to make it happen,” Eric Scott said. “And, now, for us to be able to make this presentation on Father’s Day weekend makes it very special to us. It is very meaningful for us to be able to do something wonderful for Dad for the many wonderful things that he did for Troy.” Morgan Drinkard, interim director of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, expressed appreciation to the Scott family for the generous gift.“This gift allows us to ensure the quality of our program and that it can continue to improve while increasing the number of people enriched by art education in our community,” Drinkard said. “ArtBridges offers an annual summer teacher workshop where teachers learn to integrate art concepts into their classroom studies. Their students then visit the Johnson Center for the Arts where those concepts have been put into practice by professional artists. In the past year, the ArtBridges program reached more than 3,000 participants including teachers, students, docents, parents and community leaders.”Tony Scott was a strong supporter of education and of the arts. Brent Scott said that he is sure that his father would be honored and pleased to have his name associated with such an innovative program that has long and lasting benefits.Brent Scott said that, when faced with important life decisions, he and his family always ask themselves, “What would Tony Scott do?” and the answer comes easily. Book Nook to reopen Published 10:50 pm Friday, June 15, 2012 Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits A special gift was made to the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center Friday to rename the art education program the Tony Scott ArtBridges Education Program in Scott’s memory.When there’s a story behind a gift, that makes it even more special.There was a story behind the $10,000 gift from the Tony Scott family and friends and the telling of it gave the gift greater significance. Email the author So, lending support to the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center’s ArtBridges program was an easy decision for the Scott family.“We are delighted to be able to provide this gift to the ArtBridges Education Program in honor of our father,” Eric Scott said. This is a program that we believe our dad would have supported wholeheartedly.”last_img read more

Trump greeted by protesters as he visits Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue

first_imgJeff Swensen/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — President Donald Trump and the first lady, joined by the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump, visited Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue Tuesday afternoon in the wake of the massacre at the house of worship this weekend.As Rabbi Jeffrey Myers — who escaped the gunfire that killed 11 on Saturday morning — was outside the Tree of Life to greet the president, crowds of protesters gathered near the synagogue awaiting Trump’s arrival.An emotional resident stood on a lawn nearby and screamed that Trump was not welcome there and community members should be allowed to grieve.“Words have meaning,” neighbors shouted.“I’m just going to pay my respects,” Trump told Fox News on Monday. “I’m also going to the hospital to see the officers and some of the people that were so badly hurt. So — and I really look forward to going — I would have done it even sooner, but I didn’t want to disrupt anymore.”The President and First Lady lit a candle with the rabbis and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer in honor of the 11 victims.They also placed stones, as part of Jewish tradition, and white roses on the Stars of David set up in a makeshift memorial for those killed.After visiting the synagogue, the president and first lady arrived at a hospital where they were expected to meet with survivors.The first two of the funerals for the 11 slain worshippers were held Tuesday.Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz and brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal were among those gunned down by a shooter inside the Tree of Life synagogue. Rabinowitz’s friends and family gathered at his funeral Tuesday morning, while the Rosenthal brothers were honored at a joint service Tuesday afternoon.Rabinowitz, 66, was killed when he ran toward gunfire in the synagogue to try to help victims, according to his nephew, Avishai Ostrin.“In addition to being the president of the congregation, he was a doctor, a healer … when he heard shots he ran outside to try and see if anyone was hurt and needed a doctor. That was Uncle Jerry, that’s just what he did,” Ostrin wrote on Facebook.“Jerry was above all one of the kindest physicians and human beings in our community,” University of Pittsburgh Medical Center officials said in a statement. The hospital network said it “cannot even begin to express the sadness and grief we feel over the loss of Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz.”The line outside Jerry Rabinowitz’ service has extended half a block. David Sogg, one of his patients, arrived by bicycle, said his doctor of nearly 20 years would have been glad. pic.twitter.com/v82seja4JC— Max Londberg (@MaxLondberg) October 30, 2018Slain brothers Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and David Rosenthal, 54, never missed a service and were always at the synagogue because it was a place they felt the most safe, fellow congregant Scott Levin told ABC News.The two brothers were developmentally disabled.“Cecil and David had a love for life and for those around them,” according to a statement from ACHIEVA, a local organization which provides support for people with disabilities.“Cecil’s laugh was infectious. David was so kind and had such a gentle spirit,” Chris Schopf, Vice President of ACHIEVA Residential Supports, said in the statement. “Together, they looked out for one another. They were inseparable. Most of all, they were kind, good people with a strong faith and respect for everyone.”“All of Pennsylvania stands with the victims and their families,” Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted Monday as the state capitol building was lit in tribute. “We join the Pittsburgh Jewish community and Jewish Americans across our nation in mourning.”Tonight, the State Capitol is lit in tribute to the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. All of Pennsylvania stands with the victims and their families. We join the Pittsburgh Jewish community and Jewish Americans across our nation in mourning. pic.twitter.com/0jpqDZpewj— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 29, 2018Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to arrive in Pittsburgh later in the afternoon.“I’m just going to pay my respects,” Trump told Fox News on Monday. “I’m also going to the hospital to see the officers and some of the people that were so badly hurt. So — and I really look forward to going — I would have done it even sooner, but I didn’t want to disrupt anymore than they already had disruption.”The president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump will travel with the president and first lady, a senior administration official told ABC News.President Trump on Saturday strongly condemned the shooting in Pittsburgh as “evil.”Early on Saturday, just a few hours after the shooting, the president said, “It’s presumed that this is a case where if they had an armed guard inside, they might have been able to stop him immediately … Maybe nobody would have been killed except for him. So it’s a very, very difficult situation.”When a reporter asked if all synagogues and churches should have armed guards, Trump said, “I hate to think of it that way … It’s certainly an option.”Charges against suspected gunman Robert Bowers include 11 counts of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death and 11 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder.Bowers, 46, faces 22 charges that make him eligible for the death penalty, prosecutors said.He is being held in the Butler County Prison.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Two Chicago police officers hit, killed by train while chasing suspected gunman: ‘No words to express our grief’

first_imgWLS-TV(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Police Department is mourning two of its officers who were hit and killed by a train while chasing a suspected gunman Monday night, officials said.Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were chasing the suspect around 6 p.m. when they were hit by a train that may have been traveling 70 mph, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters. The officers, both fathers of young children, died at the scene, Johnson said.The two officers were killed “doing the most dangerous thing any police officer can do, and that is to chase an individual with a gun,” Johnson said.A suspect was apprehended and a weapon was recovered, police said.“These brave young men were consumed by identifying a potential threat to their community and put the safety of others above their own,” Johnson said. Gary had been on the force for 18 months, and Marmolejo for 2 1/2 years, Chicago Police Department officials said.“This knocks you back on your heels,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters.“There are no words to express our grief, our sense of loss,” Emanuel said. “We as a city have to measure up and remind them, they’re part of our family.”The deaths come just one month after Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally shot in the neck while trying to protect employees and patients during a shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital.Other police departments, as well as other Chicago police districts, are offering an outpouring of sympathy for the latest Chicago officers, members of the department’s fifth district, killed in the line of duty.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Four dead, including child, after ‘multiple victims’ shot in California

first_imgkali9/iStockBy William Mansell, ABC News(ORANGE, Calif.) — At least four people are dead, including a child, after “multiple victims” were shot Wednesday in Orange, California, according to authorities.Officers arrived to 202 W. Lincoln Ave. around 5:30 p.m. local time as shots were being fired and located “multiple victims at the scene including fatalities,” according to the Orange Police Department.An officer was involved in the shooting, but “the situation has been stabilized and there is no threat to the public,” police said in a statement Wednesday night.The suspect, along with a female victim, were transported to the hospital in critical condition, according to Lt. Jen Amat of the Orange Police Department.Police said they are still determining the relationship between the shooter and the victims.“I’m deeply saddened by reports of a mass shooting in Orange County, and I’m continuing to keep victims and their loved ones in my thoughts as we continue to learn more. My team and I will continue to monitor the situation closely,” Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., tweeted Wednesday night.The ages and names of the victims have not been released.“Horrifying and heartbreaking. Our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted Wednesday night.Police said the next briefing will be Thursday at 10 a.m. local time.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Childs, Haws earn All-WCC Preseason Honors, Cougars picked to finish third

first_img Written by Robert Lovell 3. BYU65 Tahj EaddyJr.GSanta Clara 6. San Francisco40 1. Gonzaga (7)79 Charles MinlendJr.GSan Francisco 5. Santa Clara50 Colbey RossJr.GPepperdine 8. San Diego21 Jordan FordSr.GSaint Mary’s Team (First Place Votes)Pts. 8. Pacific21 2019-20 All-WCC Preseason Men’s Basketball Team Jahlil TrippSr.GPacificcenter_img 4. Pepperdine56 Killian TillieSr.FGonzaga FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS – BYU men’s basketball was picked to finish third in the annual West Coast Conference Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll and seniors Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws were named to the All-WCC Preseason Team.The WCC Preseason Coaches Poll and the All-WCC Preseason Team are selected by a vote by the league’s coaches. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible for the All-WCC Preseason Team.The Cougars received 65 votes to finish third in the poll behind Gonzaga (79 points and seven first-place votes) and Saint Mary’s (75 points and three first-place votes). Pepperdine (56 points) and Santa Clara (50) were fourth and fifth while San Francisco (40), Loyola Marymount (34), Pacific (21), San Diego (21) and Portland (9) round out the rest of the poll.BYU finished the 2018-19 season at 19-13 overall and tied with Saint Mary’s for second in the WCC at 11-5. The Cougars enter their first season with new head coach Mark Pope at the helm. Pope comes to BYU from Utah Valley where he helped the Wolverines to 23 and 25 wins the last two seasons and three-straight trips to the postseason.Childs, a three-year starter, averaged team highs of 21.2 points and 9.7 rebounds while posting 17 double-doubles in 2018-19. He was named to the All-WCC First Team and the NABC and USBWA all-district first teams. Entering the 2019-20 season, Childs’ name is scattered throughout the BYU career record book. He is currently 14th all-time in scoring (1,609 points), ninth in field goals made (626), fifth in rebounds (882) and fifth in blocks (142).Fellow three-year starter TJ Haws – who has started 101-consecutive games – returns to run the point for BYU. Last season, Haws averaged 17.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while leading the team in assists (5.1) and steals (1.2) per game. Haws earned All-WCC Second Team accolades and a spot on the NABC All-District 9 Second Team. Haws has also made his mark on the BYU record book as he is 19th all-time in scoring (1,450 points), sixth in 3-point field goals made (183), 16th in made free throws, fifth in free-throw percentage, ninth in assists and 18th in steals.BYU opens the 2019-20 season on Nov. 5, 2019, against Cal State Fullerton at home in the Marriott Center. WCC play tips off on Jan. 4, 2020 against Loyola Marymount in the Marriott Center.Visit WCCsports.com for more information.2019-20 WCC Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll Malik FittsJr.FSaint Mary’s October 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Childs, Haws earn All-WCC Preseason Honors, Cougars picked to finish third Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/TJ Haws/WCC/Yoeli Childs 10. Portland9 NameYearPos.Institution 7. LMU34 TJ HawsSr.GBYU Kessler EdwardsSo.FPepperdine Yoeli ChildsSr.FBYU 2. Saint Mary’s (3)75last_img read more