first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two NYPD officers were killed Saturday afternoon when a gunman reportedly fired from close range into their patrol car in Brooklyn, according to multiple reports. The gunman fled to a nearby subway station where he reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police recovered a gun from the scene, according to The New York Times. The tragic shooting occurred in Bedford-Stuyvesant. “The perp came out of the [Tompkins] houses, walked up behind the car and lit them up,” an anonymous police official told the New York Daily News. A witness told the News that the suspect was being pursued by cops when he ran toward the subway station. The New York Post reported that the officers were working overtime when they were fatally shot. Multiple reports stated that at least one officer was shot in the head. My thoughts are with the families of the #NYPD officers shot in the line of duty, in an act of horrific violence. We all mourn this tragedy.— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) December 20, 2014 Our prayers are with the family of the 2 #NYPD who lost there lives today. #BeSafe— NYPD 52nd Precinct (@NYPD52Pct) December 20, 2014last_img read more

first_imgGoogle Facebook program transgender Atma-Jaya-University Greater-Jakarta LGBT LGBT-in-Indonesia LGBT-rights LGBT-persecution discrimination Log in with your social account Topics : December 2018 is the most memorable time for 32-year-old Iyet Kartikasari. It was the month she was crowned Miss Prada Indonesia, one of Jakarta’s beauty pageants for transgender people.She became the sixth winner of the annual contest first held in 2013 by the Jakarta Transgender Community (KWJ).“I’ve always wanted to become a model,” she told The Jakarta Post recently.Originally from Jambi, Iyet moved to Jakarta in 2011 in a bid to pursue her dream amid pressure from her family that she said was pretty conservative about gender norms. Although lauding her family for accepting her for who she is, she recalled times when her family demanded she become ‘a real man’.It was only when she joined a program called “Yes! I Can” in 2017, which introduced her to fellow transgender women, that she opened her eyes to violence against t… Linkedin Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

first_imgHe said the man was one of nine active cases who had been held in quarantine since they were repatriated from India on July 1.Before then, Fiji had enjoyed a spell of four weeks virus-free, after the 18 cases it had previously recorded all recovered.Fiji and other Pacific island nations were initially seen as among the world’s most vulnerable to the virus because of under-resourced health infrastructure and high rates of health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.However, nations in the region acted swiftly and made the costly decision to seal borders, shutting down the tourism trade that powered their economies in order to protect their populations. Fiji announced its first coronavirus death Friday, but health officials assured people in the Pacific island nation that it was not the precursor to a major outbreak.Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete said the victim was a 66-year-old man who tested positive after returning from India, where he had undergone surgery for a long-standing heart condition.”Sadly, despite the best efforts of our health-care professionals, this gentleman passed away yesterday in the isolation ward at Lautoka hospital due to complications from COVID-19,” Waqainabete told reporters. Read also: ‘Answered prayers’: Fiji declares itself coronavirus freeWaqainabete said the dead man, and the other eight cases among the group from India, had “zero interaction” with Fiji’s general population.”In many other countries, news of the first death due to the virus has signaled an intensifying of the outbreak,” he said.”This is not the case for Fiji. The virus is not present in Fijian communities, nor is there any risk of infection among the Fijian public.”Waqainabete offered condolences to the man’s family.”This is an enormous tragedy for them, and I can tell you that our staff at the ministry of health and medical services are devastated by this loss as well,” he said.He said Fiji remained committed to repatriating its citizens and had confidence in measures enacted to isolate any cases among returnees.Topics :last_img read more

first_img“High yield’s emergence as a competitor to bank finance as a primary source of capital, the growth of alternative capital providers and new structures for the legacy loan market all contribute to increasing choice for borrowers,” the report said.European leveraged loan allocations reached €116bn in 2014, an increase from around €80bn, and high-yield from from around €83bn to €97bn as US issuance also grew, albeit at a slower pace.The report described recent changes in the European leveraged debt market as a “huge upheaval”, with new legal precedents in covenants and incurrence-based covenants.White & Case said the European market would continue its growth, as 2014’s low-yield environment continued with companies refinancing bonds in call periods at much lower coupons.David Becker, a partner, said: “It is coming of age now as its investor pool has become increasingly sophisticated, providing funding across the loan and bond spectrum.”More M&A activity across the world also helped fuel the leveraged loans market while high-yield issuance in the second quarter of 2014 was 90% higher than a year earlier, with a 116 deals from a year total of 269.In the first half of the year, values and volumes were higher in most Western European countries, the report said, with the UK & Ireland leading high-yield issuance and France leveraged loans.The second quarter was the busiest period in both asset classes as investors clamoured into high-yielding fixed income.However, the retreat of banks, often cited as a growth factor in the markets, also began to cause concern among investors as Q3 began.European pension funds were among those moving into sub-investment grade corporate debt as investment managers became concerned over liquidity in the market and pricing bubbles forming in the first half of the year.At the start of Q3, Mike Karpik, chief executive at State Street Global Advisers, described the high-yield market of showing “pockets of euphoria” with liquidity in the market a major concern.UBS Global Asset Management also began to change the structure of its tacitical asset allocation strategy with liquidity a key concern.These concerns were demonstrated in market volumes with Q2 saw peak issuance for both high-yield and leveraged loans in Europe, a factor not seen in the US, or in previous years within the continent.Issuance fell for the remainder of the year but still supported the record-level market.For more on the high-yield bonds, read IPE’s previous coverage of the market Issuance of high-yield and leveraged loans reached record levels in 2014, backed by change in the way deals are structured for investors.A report, ‘The changing face of international leveraged debt’, by law firm White & Case said these record levels came as market makers experienced strong demand, aided by a convergence in deal structure between the US and Europe.The law firm said European corporates had adopted “US-style” terms, making deals less restrictive and more borrower-friendly.“European corporates and sponsors now have a broader range of financial products available to them than ever before.last_img read more

first_imgTerminal operator JSC Klaipėdos nafta (KN) has, together with the Klaipėda State Seaport Authority (KSSA), signed a tripartite agreement on the reconstruction of KN oil terminal’s berth No 1 with the winners of the public tender.The winners of the public tender, which was valued at EUR 22.5 million (about USD 25.2 million), were joint venture partners UAB Tilsta and UAB Fegda.It is planned that the partners will carry out construction and dredging work over the course of almost two years.Under the agreement signed this week, the currently unused 235-meter section of berth No 1 will be adapted for stevedoring. In addition, the adjacent ship channel will be dredged to a depth of 17 meters.Once the three planned stages of reconstruction are completed, KN will be able to receive and load three tankers at a time at the Klaipėda oil terminal. Currently, the facility can receive only two tankers.“The market has been dictating the need for these changes for some time now – the amount of cargo is growing, new types of cargo are emerging, and customer expectations are changing,” Darius Šilenskis, KN Oil Business Director and acting CEO, said.“The new KN oil product storage tank park that is currently operating in pilot mode demonstrates this need – we are already loading a greater variety of products and testing a wider range of loading schemes. This dictates the need to develop and adapt the existing infrastructure,” he added.Specifically, KN will invest in the installation of the superstructure for the works planned to be carried out, and the port authority in the quay infrastructure.“These are extremely significant jobs that will increase the competitiveness of the Port of Klaipėda even more. Once the berths are reconstructed and a maximum depth of 17 metres is ensured next to them, KN will be able to receive more and larger vessels,” Vidmantas Paukštė, Klaipėda State Seaport Authority Infrastructure Director and acting Director-General, commented.“Reconstruction of the berths is planned to be carried out in several stages, doing the work in such a way that throughput is not disturbed. In the first phase, the port authority will invest EUR 22.52 million.”“In parallel with this project, the port authority is also implementing other public infrastructure improvement projects, such as pier reconstruction and dredging of the canal. All this will create even better conditions for KN to accept the largest tankers that can enter the Baltic Sea,” Paukštė explained.The cost of the first phase works assigned to KN amounts to just over EUR 1.7 million, with the reconstruction work scheduled to begin within a month.Read more: EU Okays Support for Klaipėda LNG Terminal in Lithuanialast_img read more

first_imgBACOLOD City – Three quarantineviolators yielded suspected shabu in Barangay San Juan, San Carlos City, NegrosOccidental.   Detained in the lockup cell of the SanCarlos City police station, the suspects face charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and for violation ofExecutive Order No. 20-20, series of 2020./PN Police officers conducting coastalpatrol chanced upon the suspects onboard a motorized banca not wearing face masks on April 24. The suspects also failedto show quarantine passes, a police report showed. When frisked, they yielded suspectedillegal drugs valued at around P50,000. They were Rhodney Alqueza, and brothersWarlito and Jerry Boy Villadar – all residents of Barangay 6, San Carlos City,a police report showed.last_img read more

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first_img Loading… He was outstanding for several seasons, but his last couple of campaigns with the Gunners have been very forgettable and his no longer in manager Mikel Arteta’s plans. However, in a classy message to former boss Wenger, Ozil wrote on Instagram: “7 years ago I joined the @Arsenal family and Mon. Wenger FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has no regrets about the time he has spent at the club. The German has celebrated seven seasons with the team, having joined in 2013 from Real Madrid on a big-money deal. read also:Ozil to partner Musa in Saudi Arabia for €16.8 MillionAdvertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootlast_img read more

first_img “I was in a good position and did not quite have it all yesterday and that really cost me. “You have to be right on your game for 72 holes here, I played a five-hole stretch in five over and that was really it. I played nicely again today, if I just limit the mistakes from yesterday I am right there. “It’s frustrating. Sometimes you hit a good shot and all of a sudden it’s off the green; it is what it is and you have to embrace it. It’s Augusta and you’re going to get some good bounces, you’re going to get some bad. It will all even out in the end. “My misses have been wide and that’s the thing that I need to sort out. A perfect example is the 11th yesterday. Instead of just missing it in the right rough you miss it 20 yards in the trees and you don’t have any shot. “And then all of a sudden you chip it out and then you put your third in the water and it’s tough.” As for his preparation, McIlroy added: “This is the first year I have not come here beforehand and I quite like that because you can over think it. “If you’re here for three or four days in advance it almost gets too much. It was nice to play the week before (in Texas) and not come and have a round, because apart a slight change on the 14th green, it hasn’t really changed. And the course is so different from Wednesday night to Thursday morning anyway that it almost isn’t worth it.” The 23-year-old Northern Irishman carded a closing 69 at Augusta, 10 shots better than his third round, to finish the week two over par, meaning he has yet to finish better than 15th in five attempts. “I know I’ve played good enough golf here to win, it’s just a matter of stringing it all together,” McIlroy said. Frustration was the overriding emotion for Rory McIlroy as his bid for a first Masters title ended just as the leaders teed off in their final round.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more