Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover life and non-life insurance. This includes general insurance, health insurance and life assurance. The company also offers banking products and services for asset management, credit financing and microfinancing. General insurance products include money guard, burglary protection, fire protection, transit plan, public building liability, motor guard, workmen’s plan, personal and group care, group life assurance, home secure, aviation, marine, engineering, oil and gas, in-house protection and bonds and professional indemnity services. Other general insurance products include heritage, family support, personal, tuition, investment annuity, educational endowment, endowment plans and mortgage protection assurance products. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers reserve investment accounts, investment notes, high-yield investment papers, vehicle and asset acquisition scheme, mortgage financing and financial advisory services. Credit products include finance and customer leasing, short-term and trade finance loans, and short-term project and LPO financing services. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers a range of products and services for healthcare insurance and operates as a health maintenance organisation which provides financial intermediation within the health industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d buy and hold this growth share to collect the 5% dividend yield

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Image source: Getty Images. I also like this one. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Why I’d buy and hold this growth share to collect the 5% dividend yield Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address It’s notoriously difficult to achieve success trading the markets.For example, when I clicked onto my IG (LSE: IGG) spread bet account this morning the platform flashed up this warning: “75% of retail investors’ accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider.”5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Good first-half resultsIn fairness, IG goes on to explain that it offers a complex service for traders. The firm deals in spread bets and Contracts for Difference (CFD). And they come with a high risk of losing money because clients can bet using leverage, otherwise known as borrowed money.For example, clients can open a far larger position in a spread bet that follows a share price than they would be able to if they bought the shares directly in a share account.However, one obvious way for IG’s clients to minimise the risk is to avoid the use of leverage. There’s no reason why clients shouldn’t do that with spread bets. And if we as investors are ‘right’ with our stock selections, gains will compound over time without gearing. And gearing while being ‘wrong’ just leads to higher losses.However, despite the temptations faced by clients to do financially destructive things with IG’s platforms, the firm’s shares look great! Today’s blistering half-year results report covers the period to 30 November and the figures are stunning. Of course, part of the reason for this is that in lockdown, many people turned to trading the markets as a pastime.Year-on-year, net trading revenue increased by 67% and earnings per share shot up by 126%. However, City analysts expect earnings to ease back a bit in the year to May 2022 as the pandemic hopefully fades. Maybe many people will get back to work and have less time for trading the markets.A great record and further expansion abroadBut the company has a cracking multi-year financial record and scores well against quality, value and momentum indicators. Indeed, operational progress has driven decent gains from an increasing share price. There seems little doubt that IG runs a lucrative, cash-generating business. And the company’s hitherto big net-cash hoard on the balance sheet adds to my conviction about that.IG also announced today the proposed acquisition of tastytrade inc. And the directors described the American company as a “high-growth” US online brokerage and trading education platform. It enjoys a “leading position” in US-listed derivatives (CFDs and spread bets are types of derivatives, for example) and has more than 105,000 active accounts.It plans to finance the $1bn deal by paying $300m in cash and by issuing 61m of its own shares worth around $700m. Chief executive June Felix said in the interim report that the acquisition will help operations diversify into US exchange-traded options and futures. The market has around 1.5m retail traders and Felix says she’s “confident” the transaction will “materially expand” IG’s US presence.I think IG looks like a decent growth stock. And with the share price near 855p, there’s a dividend yield running around 5% to keep me warm while I’m waiting. Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 21st January, 2021 | More on: IGG See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Ongoing struggle over stolen election in Haiti

first_imgThe Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) declared on Jan. 3 that Jovenel Moïse had won the Nov. 20, 2016, Haitian presidential election.Moïse was the candidate of the Bald Headed Haitian Party (PHTK), founded by former President Michel Martelly.Thousands of people at the call of the mass organization Fanmi Lavalas came out Jan. 4 to protest the CEP’s decision. Their protest was broken up by cops firing tear gas.There have been over 30 massive militant demonstrations in Port-au-Prince against an electoral coup d’etat since the election.The statement Fanmi Lavalas issued Jan. 3 on their Facebook page made it clear that Fanmi Lavalas is going to continue to struggle. The statement raises how the votes were counted but doesn’t raise the issue of how the voting itself was conducted.It reads in part: “When we saw how the CEP through the National Electoral Challenges Court (BCEN) chose not to respect article 187 of the electoral decree which allows the contesting parties to observe verification at Vote Tabulation Centers after the BCEN had ordered verification;“When we see the CEP’s conspiracy through the BCEN not to apply article 158.1, 171.1 of the electoral decree where three quarters of the minutes have not been processed;“When we find that the CEP refuses to respect the democratic principle that is one person one vote;“For all these reasons, the Political Organization Fanmi Lavalas says that it continues to reject this electoral coup, that it does not recognize any results of the CEP until the verifications that should have been carried out as required by the electoral decree are carried out.“Fanmi Lavalas asks all democrats, all peasant associations, workers, students, professionals, women and young people to continue to mobilize against the CEP and all the thieves of their vote.“We will never obey! Long live democracy!”Moïse won the election, according to the CEP, with a total of 590,927 votes. To put this into context, former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide won with 1.6 million votes in 1990 and 2.2 million in 2000.The U.S. and France, which earlier had expressed satisfaction with how the vote was conducted and its outcome, have not said anything publicly on the CEP’s ­decision.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this ‘Lessons from the First Union Climate Strike in the U.S.’The one-day, unfair-labor-practices strike on a very cold Feb. 27 evening by Service Employees (SEIU) Local 26, which represents 4,000 commercial janitors in Minneapolis, was overwhelmingly successful. Janitors and their allies fought for green cleaning techniques to reduce carbon emissions from corporate office towers, which account for over 70 percent of carbon emissions from all buildings in Minnesota. The workers, mostly immigrants from Somalia, Mexico, Ecuador and Nepal, were joined by high school students, who led last year’s climate strikes, and environmental justice allies like MN350.org and the Sierra Club.The hard-fought contract includes funding for a green cleaning initiative to reduce waste, water and energy consumption while transitioning from toxic chemicals; it will be developed with the workers’ input. Wages will increase by $2.20 per hour over the course of the contract for full-time workers (13 percent over four years) with part-timers hourly pay rising from $11.12 to $16 (44 percent increase). All full-time workers will earn six paid sick days by the second year of the contract. Health insurance costs are reduced and sexual harassment policies are included. The union summarized three lessons learned from the strike: It takes hard work to build a coalition, but it’s worth it. Local 26’s tradition of open bargaining for all members helped develop deep agreement with membership about what the union was fighting for. When a union tries to “bargain for the common good” and take positions outside traditional labor relations, companies will try to ignore demands that require them to give up control — unless the union is willing to strike. (Labor Notes, April 30)UFCW petitions for members to be treated as frontline workersLocal 400 of the Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has started a petition on their website addressed to governors to recognize their members — grocery store, pharmacy and food production workers — as frontline workers. Please sign the petition!All UFCW workers “deserve the same benefits as other frontline workers. … We keep stores stocked with food and medical supplies … to make sure families have what they need to weather this crisis. We need your support to keep ourselves and our families safe during this crisis. … Without us, our country would ground to a halt during this crisis.” (ufcw400.org)Students introduced to trades in St. Louis areaIn March, before the coronavirus shutdown and millions became unemployed, the Southwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council organized apprenticeship tours to introduce more than 400 high school students to their programs. The Trades Council started the program because “young people will respond if they get a chance to find out what the work is like” and “the trades provide an excellent way to make careers in an unpredictable economy.”Over the course of a weekend, students from 13 high schools around St. Louis were introduced to 11 trades, including those of sheet metal workers, boilermakers, carpenters, electrical workers, plumbers and pipefitters and operating engineers. Trades Council officer Totsie Bailey stated: “We’ve had a lot of good feedback about it. … The locals did a very good job. … Guys took off work to help. They were that interested in showing off their local unions.” Bailey added, “And the kids were really interested.” In addition special schoolwide outreach events were held at several schools. Some 47 industries were represented at Mascoutah High School where 1,200 students heard from union and industry speakers. Another 1,600 students learned about trades work on Freshman Orientation Day at Granite City High School. An article in the Mascoutah Herald noted: “These in-person presentations give students a real idea of how these careers impact their community.” The Trade Council plans to continue this hands-on program, with strong support from high schools. (Labor Tribune, April 27)Union for nonprofit workers grows in April On March 25, the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union announced a union drive. By April 29 seven nonprofits had joined their growing fold.  Three new members were legal organizations: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which joined April 13; the National Women’s Law Center on April 22; and the National Immigration Law Center on April 23. Also joining on April 23 was the Groundwork Collaborative, which deals with economic policy and related issues. Friends of the Earth affiliated on April 29. The NPEU’s mission is to help workers at nonprofit organizations dedicated to social and economic justice create positive, productive workplaces. The union’s goal is to negotiate collectively for higher pay, better benefits and a voice in each organization. Its contracts encourage a collegial relationship with management and establish standards for “fair and equitable treatment of all staff.” (npeu.org)last_img read more

Boschini talks about how COVID-19 affects TCU

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Chancellor Boschini is responsible for signing every graduating students’ diploma. Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Open House Episode 13: Liliana Ogden Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Kai Grady is an FTDM and Journalism double-major from Arlington, Texas. He currently works at KTCU as a Hip-Hop DJ. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in both sports and popular culture writing. Linkedin + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Open House Episode 14: Delaina Bellows Open House: Finale Kai Grady Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Facebook Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleLessons of perseveranceNext articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 109 – Cowboys, Steelers, Bears Kai Grady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printIn the weeks leading up to the decision to shift to distance learning, TCU’s top administrators met consistently. “It was very stressful,” Chancellor Victor Boschini said. “We were meeting every day.”Boschini said information from the local health department paired with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ultimately sealed the decision. Chancellor Victor Boschini talks to first-year students at Frogs First. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“The main reason we did it was because of our advice from our local health department,” he said. “Our biggest thing was the health of our students.”Tarrant County is under a state of disaster and public health emergency; only essential businesses are allowed to remain open, provided they adhere to requirements meant to limit the spread of the disease. The decision will prove costly. Boschini said TCU might lose more than $40 million. At its April meeting, the Board of Trustees froze the budget for the 2020-21 academic year. “The board is just saying, let’s step back and take a pause before we spend any more money, and let’s see how this is all going to play out,” Boschini said.He said distance learning provides an entirely different experience with positive aspects of its own.“I don’t think the online and campus experiences are equivalent. I think they’re different, but I think they both have pluses and minuses,” Boschini said. “We’re actually getting a lot of positive feedback from students about it.” Boschini remains optimistic about being able to resume on-campus classes in the fall semester, but he said he understands that nothing is guaranteed.“I’m pretty confident from what I’ve seen from the CDC and the Texas curve that we’ll be okay in August,” he said. “We realize that might not happen or it might happen later than we want.” Open House Episode 15: Alexis Berry Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Gardaí seek public assistance in serious assault and robbery investigation in…

first_imgGARDAÍ at Roxboro Road are seeking the assistance of the public into their investigation of a serious assault and robbery at Carrig Drive, Dooradoyle, Limerick on the night of Saturday 23rd March 2019, at approximately 9pm.The victim, a 51 year old male, had just exited his 06 Donegal (DL) registered blue Suzuki Swift on Carrig Drive, Dooradoyle when he was attacked and robbed by a group of up to three males. The victim was struck to the head and had his car keys, mobile telephone and a sum of money taken in the course of this robbery.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this incident and are asking that anyone with information in regard to this incident or anyone who may have seem some suspicious or unusual activity in the Carrig Drive area at the time, to make contact with investigating Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214340, the Garda Confidential line 1800 666111, or any Garda Station. NewsCrime & CourtGardaí seek public assistance in serious assault and robbery investigation in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2019 2003 Advertisement Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSGardaLimerick City and CountyNews Previous articleHermitage Green Live at The Castle in JulyNext articleFamily dynamic led Limerick to All-Ireland hurling glory Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Facebook Emailcenter_img Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

The Impact of Underinsurance on Delinquency

first_img CoreLogic default Delinquency Foreclosure natural disaster 2019-04-18 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles April 18, 2019 2,583 Views Without proper insurance, many homeowners impacted by natural disaster may be forced into foreclosure. CoreLogic’s 2019 Insurance Coverage Adequacy Report reveals how underinsurance can leave an impact on the lending industry.According to Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, “The disruption of a family’s regular flow of income and payments, as well as substantial loss in property value, can trigger mortgage default; especially if homeowners are underinsured and cannot afford to rebuild.”The report notes how each area at high risk for natural disasters, such as Southern California and wildfires and the Northeastern Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions from Hurricane damage, as well as Tornado Alley, can be impacted by insufficient funding.California, according to the report, has seen an increase in reconstruction costs following recent wildfires, and these increases can cause significant undervaluation for the insurance industry.According to CoreLogic, the reconstruction cost exposure for very high wildfire risk in Southern California is more than $46 billion, and $240 billion of reconstruction cost exposure in very high to extreme risk of storm surge in Florida. In Oklahoma, CoreLogic research identified 1.3 million properties with $257 billion in reconstruction cost exposure at very high risk or extreme risk of CAT winds.Disruption to income from natural disasters including wildfires, tornadoes, and hurricanes can lead to mortgage defaults, and CoreLogic notes that delinquency and foreclosure spikes following a disaster.“The financial impact of underinsurance touches everyone; this is especially true after a catastrophic event where widespread property damage can cost billions of dollars,” said CoreLogic.For servicers, insurance companies, and property preservation firms looking to identify the probable damage areas to properties before a severe weather occurrence, Rose Hancock, Senior Leader, Client Delivery at CoreLogic said that technology such as hail forensics and roof age data can help in identifying properties that had the potential to get damaged during a hailstorm or tornado.At a recent DS News webinar, experts discussed areas where technology is helping property preservation companies to identify cost-effective and timely solutions to protect and preserve homes. They pointed out that the data being used in property preservation at present helped companies understand the story that each house had to tell as well as  “proactively manage anything that can go wrong.” Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Previous: Taking Mortgage Servicing Into the Digital Age Next: UBS Appoints Former House Committee Chair Hensarling About Author: Seth Welborn The Impact of Underinsurance on Delinquency The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Impact of Underinsurance on Delinquency Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic default Delinquency Foreclosure natural disasterlast_img read more

WALKS OF FAITH: Men walk highways for God and Country

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The men began their walk after Smith’s mother was publicly healed. He was led to step out and be visible in the world. They walked out in faith believing their journey along busy highways would be a catalyst that would, in some small way, help bring faith into the world.Reynolds had moved to Smith’s hometown from New York. Both being true believers had become friends. Reynolds joined his friend on a walk of faith.Reynolds walks the busy highways carrying the American Flag. Smith shoulders a sign that reads: Walk for God World and in support of America’s troops, veterans and fallen heroes. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content WALKS OF FAITH: Men walk highways for God and Country Latest Stories John Derrick Smith and Bryan Reynolds of Old Homosassa, Florida began walking Southern highways two years ago in an effort to reach people for God and to honor America and its heroes. Smith and Reynolds have been all over from Florida to Georgia to Alabama and Tennessee. This week, they made their way through Pike County.Motorists in Pike County had two good reasons to honk their horns the last couple of days – in recognition that God is Supreme and in honor of the Flag of the United States of America.John Derrick Smith and Bryan Reynolds of Old Homosassa, Florida have been walking the highways for two years now in an effort to bring awareness to the need for God’s voice to be heard in the world and to honor America and its heroes.“We are walking in faith at a time when people are stepping away from their faith, when people have lost their faith,” Smith said. “We must bring faith back into our lives and into God’s world. That is our only hope for the world.” Print Article Published 3:00 am Friday, March 17, 2017 You Might Like New option sought to conduct jail feasibility study The Pike County Commission must explore options for conducting a feasibility study for a new jail after a request for… read more Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “We are walking, for God, for our veterans, our fallen heroes, our first responders – firefighters, police officers, state troopers – for everybody that does good for others. We are a part of God’s Army and its mission is to bring faith back into the world.”Smith and Reynolds have taken their mission along highways in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.“We use Purple Heart Highways and highways along trails that were used by Civil War soldiers and by Native American,” Smith said. “Our destination for now is Nashville. Then we’ll decide where we’ll go.”Reynolds said the journey is a continuing one. Email the author Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder “It’s a never-ending trek,” he said. “Only when God tells us to stop will we stop.”The men are not asking for donations. Their prayer every morning is for safe “travels” and openness to their mission.“We are out here on faith,” Smith said. “That’s enough.” Skiplast_img read more

Muslim student sues hospital after being punched by a patient while in the emergency room

first_imgWXYZ(DEARBORN, Mich.) — A Muslim college student in a headscarf claimed a Michigan hospital failed to protect her from getting physically assaulted by a patient.In a civil complaint filed in a Dearborn, Michigan, circuit court, a 19-year-old student — who is identified as “a practicing Muslim” and wears a headscarf, or hijab — was dropped off by her mother at the Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 10 to receive treatment for a broken jaw after slipping and falling on ice.A teen can be seen in released surveillance video footage, pacing up to the receptionist’s desk in the lobby of the Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn Emergency Room. She can be seen beginning the registration process with the receptionist while standing on a black mat as a uniformed Beaumont security guard appears to be speaking to someone out of the frame.Eventually, a shaggy-haired man in a green jacket with a plaid scarf around his neck, according to the footage, sneaked up from behind the teen. He drew his fist and began repeatedly punching her, knocking her to the floor. The receptionist ran from around her desk to pull the victim away as the security guard had the attacker pinned and three other hospital staffers poured out from a door in the foreground to intervene.The attacker has been identified by Dearborn Police and the civil complaint as 50-year-old John Deliz.ABC News has attemped to reach out to Deliz for comment.The civil complaint suggested that Deliz struck the victim on the side of her head one time “without any warning” and that he continued with “several more punches to her head” before he was pinned to the ground by a hospital security guard.Deliz, according to the complaint, attacked the Muslim woman “for no other reason but because she was a Muslim!”Majed Moughni, the attorney representing the victim told ABC station WXYZ that Deliz was turned away for care by the hospital and was already posing as a threat.“He wanted mental care, he didn’t get it,” Moughni said of Deliz, and added that he was discharged. “They knew he was a danger yet instead of removing him, removing this danger, they allow him to stay and they allowed him literally to attack my client.”The responding cops, according to the police report, stated that the Muslim victim wasn’t the only victim of Deliz.Before he allegedly targeted the Muslim patient, Deliz, the police report stated, was discharged from the hospital but decided to remain on the premises allegedly “wandering down the adjacent hallways” and accosting “other patients, asking for cigarettes.”The cops, in the report, noticed the victim was “visibly shaken” and that she “had no idea who Deliz was.”Beaumont Dearborn Hospital in a statement acknowledged that on Feb. 10, one of its patients “became physically aggressive with another patient in the waiting room.”The hospital also defended its security measures on the morning of the incident.“Beaumont security personnel responded immediately and took action to protect the patient and others in the emergency room” before police were called, the statement added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New body cam video shows deadly North Carolina police shooting of 27-year-old

first_imgCharlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Newly-released body camera footage reveals the dramatic and deadly police shooting of a 27-year-old man who authorities say was armed in a North Carolina parking lot.A judge granted the release of the tense body camera footage on Monday. But the shooting unfolded on the morning of March 25, after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said two 911 calls came within minutes reporting an armed man at a business.“The first caller frantically said she needed police quickly” because a suspect went behind the counter with a gun and pointed it at an employee, police said in a statement on Monday. “The second caller frantically said she needed police because an individual had approached her vehicle while she was waiting for food in the parking lot of the business and pulled out a gun.”When two officers reached the parking lot, they saw Danquirs Franklin squatting next to an open car door, said police.Both officers pointed guns at Franklin, who was black, and repeatedly told him to “put the gun down.”Franklin remained crouched on the ground of the parking lot, next to an open car door, facing the inside of the car.When one of the officers “perceived an imminent, deadly threat,” she fired her gun twice, hitting Franklin, said police. The 27-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he died, said police.Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said the video showed “the instant where a mother lost her son, children lost their father and a young man had his life end much too soon.”“It’s another really sad moment and reminder that the responsibilities of law enforcement are and will always be immense,” she said Monday. “In the blink of an eye, their jobs require an instantaneous decision and that it something none of us should take lightly.”Just before the video was released, Lyles told reporters Monday, “I believe it’s the duty of responsible leaders to get out in front of an event like this, to ensure everyone in our city that we are dedicated to the pursuit of truth and justice.”Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney described the video as “like a punch to the gut. It’s hard to watch … because a life has been lost. “But Putney added there is “clear and compelling evidence” Franklin was armed.The mayor and police said they are prepared for peaceful protests.“I call on all of Charlotte to come together respectfully,” Lyles stressed. “How we respond as a community will reflect how we honor the memory of Danquirs Franklin.”“I hope you’ll do what we’re doing and pray for Miss Franklin and her family. Pray for our officers, whose lives have been destroyed, as well,” Putney said. “And come together as a community and be heard. But be lawful.”The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police’s homicide unit is investigative the shooting, and once that is completed, the evidence will be turned over to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office for review, the department said Monday.Wende Kerl, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot Franklin, was placed on paid administrative leave, the department said in March. Kerl has been with the department for over 20 years.The department’s internal affairs bureau “will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD [Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department] policies and procedures were adhered to,” the department said in March.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more