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Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more


July 12, 2021 0

Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgUnilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnilever Ghana Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving consumer goods which includes food, home and personal care products. Its food range includes margarine, spreads, beverages, soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressing and olive oil and ice-cream and frozen foods. Beverages include tea, weight management products and nutritionally-enhanced staples. Its home care range includes laundry and household care products. Its personal care range includes skin cleansing, skin care, oral care and deodorant products. The company provides products for professional chefs and caterers through its global division, Unilever Foodsolutions. Unilever Ghana Limited also has interests in investment management and real estate development in Ghana. The company is a subsidiary of Unilever PLC and its head office is in Tema, Ghana. Unilever Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more


July 12, 2021 0

Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


July 12, 2021 0

Olympic 7s Day Two Recap as Japan reach Semi Finals and New Zealand exit

first_imgThursday Aug 11, 2016 Olympic 7s Day Two Recap as Japan reach Semi Finals and New Zealand exit Day two of the Olympic Rugby Men’s Sevens produced more entertaining games, with Japan continuing their remarkable progress to reach the semi finals, and Great Britain and Argentina playing out a thrilling 0-0 draw, before a Golden Point try to decide the winner. Fiji, Japan, Great Britain and South Africa have all qualified for the semi-finals, keeping their dreams of a gold medal alive as a magnificent competition heads into its final day. With the prospect of winning the first men’s Olympic medals in 92 years adding extra motivation there was no sign of the morning session’s drama relenting, with four high-quality matches despite the wet conditions, demonstrating the sublime skill of the world’s top men’s players. Fiji 12-7 New ZealandOn a day of unforgettable moments, HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions Fiji, seeking their country’s first Olympic Games medal, were pushed all the way by world champions New Zealand in a tense affair, eventually prevailing 12-7 to keep their dreams of gold alive. Japan 12-7 FranceJapan’s incredible Olympic Games journey continued with a remarkable 12-7 win over a France side they had only defeated six times in the last 21 encounters. Victory was secured with the last play of the game through Teruya Goto’s try.Their heroics have captured the hearts of a nation and firmly placed rugby back in the headlines in Japan, 10 months after their Rugby World Cup 2015 feats and ahead of Tokyo 2020. Great Britain 0-0 Argentina (5-0 after extra time)Dan Bibby was Great Britain’s hero after scoring a sudden-death try in extra-time after his side had played out a tense, but compelling 0-0 draw. The result could very easily have gone the other way.Argentina were awarded a penalty at the end of normal time, but captain Gaston Revol’s attempt drifted wide of the posts. South Africa 22-5 AustraliaSouth Africa booked their place in the semi-finals after defeating Australia 22-5. Tries by Seabelo Senatla and Rosko Specman in the first half and Kyle Brown and Senatla after the interval wrapped-up a win that sets-up a semi-final against Great Britain.Semi-finalsFiji v JapanGreat Britain v South Africa Earlier in the session, USA defeated Brazil 24-12 to progress to the ninth place play-off, where they will face Spain, who overcame Kenya 14-12. Brazil and Spain will contest the 11th place play-off.credit: worldrugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


June 18, 2021 0

BV House / Biselli + Katchborian architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeBiselli + Katchborian architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSao PauloBrazilPublished on January 16, 2011Cite: “BV House / Biselli + Katchborian architects” 16 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?BV House / Biselli + Katchborian architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Year:  Area:  520 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project BV House / Biselli + Katchborian architects BV House / Biselli + Katchborian architectsSave this projectSaveBV House / Biselli + Katchborian architects Photographs:  Nelson KonText description provided by the architects. The architectural conception for the BV House, located in São Paulo, Brazil, follows a structural approach evident in spans and cantilevers, result of the ribbed concrete slabs. Save this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsThe three-floor house has on its first floor the garage and service areas, a second floor for kitchen and social rooms and a third floor with bedrooms and family room. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThis is a typical urban house in the city of São Paulo, established on a site with a sharply inclined surface from the street. The main idea expressed in the project is to give an immediate answer to the place, that has its front (biggest measure) turned north towards an extraordinary view of a rare remaining fragment of Mata Atlântica (Rain forest) right in front of the plot. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe side wood facade is an important element, as it indicates the main access. It also gives privacy to the residents and protects the building from excessive insulation, and also creates a pleasant social space in the balcony. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe metallic details appear on the house as carefully created elements, such as the balconies, handrails and window frames. On the third floor v-opening aluminum shades filters the excessive light and bring movement to the main façade.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Musealization of the Archaeological Site of Praça Nova of São Jorge Castle by…ArticlesGreen Hill / Tengiz AlaverdashviliArticles Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Sao Paulo, Brazil Architects: Biselli + Katchborian architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/102914/bv-house-biselli-katchborian-architects Clipboard 2008 ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/102914/bv-house-biselli-katchborian-architects Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 20 Share Brazillast_img read more


June 17, 2021 0

Tingui House / Canalli Arquitetura

first_imgManufacturers: Onduline, Arauco, Arteeucalipto, Sovierzoski, Trimble Navigation, Vidraçaria Bosa CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Brazil Year:  2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943800/tingui-house-canalli-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Tingui House / Canalli Arquitetura Houses Save this picture!© Eduardo MacariosRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The steep and rugged topography of the 1000 m² terrain, the abundant vegetation, the solar orientation and the landscape of the Tingui Park as surroundings, guided our concepts in this 350 m² house that was built in the period of three months.Save this picture!© Eduardo MacariosAs we did not want to cause a negative impact on the neighborhood and on the terrain, choices of materials, team, the techniques and the construction process were extremely planned.  The architecture of the house comes in and rests gently on the existing landscape.Save this picture!© Eduardo MacariosSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Eduardo MacariosPieces of wood, glass, masonry and existing-in-the-terrain stones were used. Wood was applied as structure in almost the whole house and its closure is almost 100% in glass;  versatile equation from the point of view of technical workability and final aesthetics.Save this picture!© Eduardo MacariosSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Eduardo MacariosA symbolic constant simbiosis of “inside and outside” is also created;  the vegetation is part of the internal scenario, as well as the house seems inserted in the nature.Save this picture!© Eduardo MacariosFor a perfect understanding of the set, we developed a 1:50 scale house model where all the pieces of wood were in their true dimensions and positions.  Thus, four tests were carried out with the entire team before the begining of the construction, with assured  reduction in execution time, material savings and no waste.All the proposed concepts were well accepted by the owners, a couple of advertisers from Curitiba, and transformed their way of life, their consuetudes and visions; as declared by one of them: “… with that, the house made me understand that the important fact is to live well. The elegance of simplicity ”.An open and integrated place is a sustainable space to live, inspire and live with friends, partners and family collaborators, where gathering with artists and creatives from around the world is constantProject gallerySee allShow lessGuangfa Securities Headquarters / JKPSelected ProjectsHEB’S Restaurant / Maden GroupSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Eduardo Macarios Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Fernando Canalli, Natalia Canalli Area:  5381 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Eduardo Macarios+ 29Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs Brazil Tingui House / Canalli ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveTingui House / Canalli Arquitetura Lead Architects: Architects: Canalli Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943800/tingui-house-canalli-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCanalli ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsCuritibaBrazilPublished on July 22, 2020Cite: “Tingui House / Canalli Arquitetura” [Casa Tingui / Canalli Arquitetura] 22 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more


June 17, 2021 0

Limerick TD told medical card holders shouldn’t be charged for blood…

first_imgCall for rent controls and a ban on economic evictions Print Limerick Fine Gael TD Tom Neville has been told that there should be no charge to medical card holders for routine blood tests carried out by their family doctors.In the Dáil last week, Deputy Neville asked Health Minister Simon Harris if blood tests carried out by general practitioners are covered free under the medical card scheme and if he would make a statement on the matter.He was told by Minister Harris that there is no provision under the GMS GP contract for persons who hold a medical card or GP visit card to be charged for routine phlebotomy services which are required to either assist in the diagnosis of illness or the treatment of a condition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The HSE has advised GPs that where a blood test forms part of the investigation or necessary treatment of a patient’s symptoms or conditions, this should be free of charge for patients who hold a medical card or GP visit card. Notwithstanding this, I am aware that in recent times some GPs have begun to charge GMS patients for phlebotomy services in some circumstances.“This is a matter of concern for me as it has long been the position, under successive Governments, that no user charges should apply to GP services provided to GMS and GP visit card patients. If a patient who holds a medical card or GP visit card believes he or she has been incorrectly charged for routine phlebotomy services by his or her GP, then that patient may take the matter up with the HSE Local Health Office, who will deal with the matter in accordance with the HSE’s Complaints Policy.“In order to achieve clarity on this issue, I have asked that any difference of perspective in relation to the provision of phlebotomy services be addressed in the GP contractual review process, which is currently underway. The aim is to develop a contract which has a population health focus, providing in particular for health promotion and disease prevention and for the structured ongoing care of chronic conditions.“I look forward to constructive and positive engagements with a view to achieving a satisfactory outcome,”the Minister concluded.More health news here TAGSblood testsComplaints PolicyDailGMSGP’shealth promotionHSElimerickphlebotomy serviceSimon HarrisTom Neville Facebook Limerick Doctor comments on “broken health system” Previous articleLimerick fashion gets national profile with Adare eventNext article142 Limerick schools benefit from minor works scheme Editor Twitter NewsHealthLimerick TD told medical card holders shouldn’t be charged for blood testsBy Editor – December 5, 2017 4695 “This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TD center_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApp Crisis pending as Limerick family doctors face retirement Fianna Fáil secures changes to Jobpath says Limerick TD Limerick TD calls for more resources for mental health services Linkedinlast_img read more


June 4, 2021 0

Local students grow as part of RYLA program

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Messenger photo/submittedStudents from Pike Liberal Arts School and Pike County enjoyed a unique opportunity to develop their leadership and service skills during the RYLA experience at Camp ASCAA. Next Up“RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary Clubs and districts,” Hammond said. “This year, Troy Rotary club selected five students from Pike Liberal Arts School to attend RYLA, and the Brundidge Rotary Club selected one student from Pike County High School from applications submitted to their schools. The students were then reviewed by the sponsoring clubs. Pike Liberal Arts students, Abigail Garrett, Claire-Ann Manning, Cathy Stockstill, Grace Thomas and Hope Thomas and Joe Riley from Crenshaw Christian Academy represented the Troy and Brundidge Rotary clubs at RYLA.Hammond was team leader of the 11-member Lucky Charms team. 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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 Book Nook to reopen RYLA is an acronym that is, perhaps, not as familiar as SEC or LOL but is it one that is most familiar to Maggie Hammond and the six students who recently attended the.Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at Camp ASCCA.Hammond, Troy Rotary Club president, volunteered as a good leader at RYLA. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Published 8:30 pm Friday, March 13, 2020 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…center_img Hammond said the group leaders wanted the participants to have the opportunity to grow as leaders, so they tried to put them in awkward situations.“For example, if someone was generally quiet and soft-spoken during a session, we asked that person to take charge and provide direction to the others. If someone was naturally a leader, we asked that person to sit back and just follow instructions for a while.” One of the sessions was on budgeting, and the students had to think of the expenses they would have when they’re on their own: housing, food, clothing, transportation, recreation, etc.  After prioritizing their expenses, they broke into groups of three and were given $1,000 in Monopoly money. They were given different scenarios and had to decide how they wanted to spend their money. After going through all their expenses and seeing how much money they had left, they were hit with an unexpected expense, and not everyone had money left to handle that.” There was also a session on decision-making skills, and they had to work through a scenario of choosing a college.“I really enjoyed getting to know the students. I had so much fun, and I was really impressed at how bright and motivated the students were,” Hammond said.  I’ve already agreed to be a group leader again next year. It was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.” And, for the students, RYLA was just as rewarding.“This leadership camp was an amazing experience where I learned that leading others requires input from everyone around you in order to do your job the best possible way,” said Grace Thomas. “From skits to speakers and everything in between this camp taught us to work together as a team. Through this experience, I have gained life-long friends and valuable skills. I would recommend RYLA to anyone in high school whether you consider yourself a leader or not.”For Cathy Stockstill and Abigail Garrett it was a “great experience.”“We learned a lot about teamwork and building good character,” Abigail said. “This camp would be a very good opportunity for all high schools. We learned about financing and cultural understanding to help us prepare for real-world experiences.”Rotary’s Four-Way test is a great guide for us before making big decisions, Cathy said. “We also had fun square dancing and singing along to songs played on the accordion.”If given the opportunity to attend RYLA again, Hope Thomas said she would “definitely go again.”“I heard from many inspirational speakers and learned how to prepare myself for college,” Hope said. “There were several fun team activities including a two-story cargo net and zip line. We also did a skit about the Rotary Clubs’ impact on the world. Overall, it was a very fun and educational camp where I made several new friends. It was a great learning experience.” Local athletics shutting down due to virus The Alabama High School Athletic Association and the Alabama Independent Schools Association announced the suspension of athletics on Friday. Gov…. read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Local students grow as part of RYLA program Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like “All team members were strangers with the exception of two,” Hammond said. “But, they came together as a team as if they had known each other for years.”Hammond said the opening speaker was Al Mathis whose grandfather, Herbert J. Taylor, created the Four-Way Test in order to turn around a failing business. Al Mathis talked about the history of the Four-Way Test – Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?  – and encouraged the students to memorize it and apply it to their own lives.   Over the four days, the RYLA campers were given different tasks, some were very challenging. “They had to work together to find a solution–as group leader I was just a facilitator, and couldn’t help them,” Hammond said. “I stood back and watched as they analyzed the task and figured out how to go forward.”  Email the author Latest Storieslast_img read more


May 24, 2021 0

Federal agents uncovered the college admissions scandal by accident while working on unrelated case

first_imgPaul Archuleta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The FBI uncovered the $25 million nationwide college admissions cheating scandal by accident while agents were working an unrelated securities fraud case, two law enforcement sources told ABC News.The Boston-based agents received a tip from someone connected to the securities fraud investigation about the alleged $400,000 bribe paid to the then-head women’s soccer coach at Yale to fabricate athletic credentials, the sources said.The coach then cooperated with the investigation, according to the sources, which spiraled into what prosecutors called the largest college admissions cheating scam ever prosecuted in the United States, as 50 people were indicted, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.FBI-Boston declined to comment about the origin of the case, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.Universities could remove studentsTwo elite universities embroiled in the college admissions scam took steps Wednesday that could prompt the removal of any of the students connected to the scandal from the schools.The University of Southern California and UCLA are both reviewing the admissions applications of students whose parents allegedly paid tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to guarantee their children got into the colleges and scored high on college entrance exams.Loughlin’s two daughters are currently enrolled at USC and the eldest daughter of Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, attends an undisclosed elite college ensnared in the scandal.“We are going to conduct a case-by-case review for current students and graduates that may be connected to the scheme alleged by the government,” USC said in a statement. “We will make informed, appropriate decisions once those reviews have been completed. Some of these individuals may have been minors at the time of their application process.”The school’s statement added, “Applicants in the current admissions cycle who are connected to the scheme alleged by the government will be denied admission to USC.”UCLA officials are conducting a similar review.“If UCLA discovers that any prospective, admitted or enrolled student has misrepresented any aspect of his/her application, or that information about the applicant has been withheld, UCLA may take a number of disciplinary actions, up to and including cancellation of admission,” a statement from the school reads.At a news conference Tuesday, Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said “the vast majority” of students who benefited from the scams are still enrolled in colleges and in many instances were unaware of the bribery. But prosecutors say some students eventually may be charged.Several elite Los Angeles-area prep schools have been subpoenaed in connection with the college admissions cheating scam, a source familiar with the investigation told ABC News.The Los Angeles Times first reported subpoenas were issued to unnamed schools said to be among the most prominent private schools in the area.The prep schools are not accused of wrongdoing. Rather, the source confirmed, the subpoenas seek records related to some of the families allegedly involved in the scheme.‘Full House’ actress arrestedLoughlin was taken into custody by the FBI Wednesday in Los Angeles after she, Huffman and 48 others were charged in the alleged wrongdoing that has prompted repercussions from Hollywood to the boardrooms of major companies.Loughlin, 54, flew to Los Angeles overnight from Canada, where she was filming a Hallmark movie, sources told ABC News.She appeared in federal court in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon where a judge read the fraud charges against her and she acknowledged she understood them. She was released on a $1 million bond.A judge granted Loughlin permission to travel within the United States and to Vancouver to complete shooting her movie, which isn’t scheduled to wrap up until November. Once she completes filming, she must surrender her passport in December unless she submits proof of another project in British Colombia or elsewhere, the judge told her.Loughlin was ordered to appear in Boston Federal Court on March 29 with the other defendants.A former cast member on the ABC sitcom “Full House,” Loughlin and Oscar-nominated actress Huffman, 56, are among 33 parents charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in the coast-to-cost scam to get their children into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest and the University of Texas.The feds dubbed the investigation “Operation Varsity Blues” and said it was triggered by an unrelated investigation by FBI agents in Boston.Loughlin’s husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, 55, was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and appeared in Los Angeles federal court.Widespread briberyLoughlin and Giannulli “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC,” according to the indictment.U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made her first comments about the scandal Wednesday in a interview with Fox News.“Every student deserves to be considered on their individual merits when applying to college, and it’s disgraceful to see anyone breaking the law to give their children an advantage over others,” DeVos said. “The department is looking closely at this issue and working to determine if any of our regulations have been violated.”Lelling announced the stunning indictment Tuesday and said the parents charged in the scam represent “a catalog of wealth and privilege.”Coaches fired, CEO steps downAs shockwaves from the arrests spread across the country, the fallout for some of the defendants was swift.Hercules Capital, Inc., one of the largest venture capital companies in the country, announced Wednesday that its chairman and chief executive officer, Manuel Henriquez, had stepped down.Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, California, and his wife, Elizabeth, 56, were among those charged in the case.Gordon Caplan, 52, a partner in the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, based in New York, was placed on a leave of absence and stripped of all management responsibilities, the firm said in a statement.Caplan allegedly paid a purported charitable contribution of $75,000 to a sham charity established by William “Rick” Singer, who prosecutors said masterminded the scam, according to the indictment. The money was used to pay a proctor of an ACT test to correct answers Caplan’s daughter gave on the exam, the document alleges.USC officials fired its famed water polo coach, Jovan Vanvic, who allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for scholarships for children of the rich. USC also terminated Donna Heinel, the school’s senior associate athletic director, who was also charged.Vanvic, 57, who led the USC Trojans to 16 NCAA national championships, was arrested Tuesday in Hawaii at a Waikiki hotel. He made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday afternoon wearing a gold and cardinal red USC athletic jacket.Stanford University fired its longtime sailing coach, John Vandemoer, 41, who has already pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering conspiracy.Vandemoer’s attorney, Rob Fisher, told ABC News his client “made a mistake that happened to be part of a giant conspiracy” and is “very remorseful.”“He’s taking full responsibility for his actions. He admits that what he did was wrong and if he had a do over he certainly would not do it again. He was a well-respected coach, he’s never been in trouble with the law before, and he made a mistake that happened to be part of a giant conspiracy. John is very remorseful for the damage caused to Stanford, the students, staff, and the alumni which will be evidenced at his sentencing hearing,” the statement read. “One important distinction to make is that John did not pocket any of the money. The US attorney stated that one coach did not profit and John did not profit personally. They acknowledged that the money went to Stanford sailing and was used to buy new equipment and pay for the salary of an assistant coach.”Wake Forest officials placed its head volleyball coach, William Ferguson, 48, on administrative leave after he was indicted. Ferguson, according to the indictment, allegedly accepted a $100,000 bribe from Singer to designate the daughter of one of Singer’s clients as a recruit for the women’s volleyball team, facilitating her admission to the university.In an email to students and faculty Wednesday, Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch said the student that Ferguson allegedly help get admitted to the school is currently enrolled.“We have no reason to believe the student was aware of the alleged financial transaction,” Nathan wrote.The University of Texas also fired Michael Center, 54, the head coach of the school’s men’s tennis team, who is also charged in the cheating scheme.“After working with campus leaders to review the recent situation with Michael Center, we have decided to relieve him of his duties as our Men’s Tennis coach,” Chis Del Conte, the university’s vice president and athletic director, said in a statement. “It’s a very difficult decision, and we are grateful for the years of service that he has provided, but winning with integrity will always be paramount at The University of Texas, and it was a decision that had to be made.”NCAA launches probeThe NCAA announced it will launch an investigation into the widespread cheating scandal that implicated nine coaches at elite schools.“The charges brought forth … are troubling and should be a concern for all of higher education,” the NCAA wrote in a statement on Twitter. “We are looking into these allegations to determine the extent to which NCAA rules may have been violated.” Singer, owner of a college counseling service called Key Worldwide Foundation and a company called Edge College & Career Network, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court on Tuesday to charges of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice.Singer allegedly accepted bribes totaling $25 million from parents between 2011 and 2018 “to guarantee their children’s admission to elite schools,” Lelling said.Federal officials said Singer was a corroborating witness in the investigation and wore a wire to capture some of the conversations with parents and cohorts implicated in the scam.Singer’s inner circle included Steven Masera, 69, the accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation and Mark Riddell, a private school counselor in Bradenton, Florida, who were both indicted in the scam, according to the indictment.Mikaela Sanford, 32, of Folsom, California, another employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation, was also charged.How the scam workedSinger would instruct parents to seek extended time for the children to take SAT and ACT entrance exams by obtaining medical documentation that their child had a learning disability, according to the indictment. The parents were then told to get the location of the test changed to one of two testing centers, one in Houston and another in West Hollywood, California, where test administrators Niki Williams, 44, of Houston and Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, California, and an exam proctor helped carry out the scam, the indictment alleges.Riddell would allegedly either take the tests for students or would correct their answers after they took the tests, according to the indictment.To bolster students’ college entrance applications, Singer worked with parents to allegedly concoct glowing profiles of their children, including staged or Photoshopped pictures of them participating in sports, the indictment alleges.In one case highlighted by federal prosecutors, the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University, Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, 51, was paid $400,000 to accept a student even though the applicant did not play soccer. The parents of that student had paid Singer $1.2 million.According to the charging papers, Huffman “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000” to a sham charity set up by Singer to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter.The actress allegedly made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so, the documents allege.Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, was not charged, but according to the court document he and Huffman were caught on a recorded conversation with a corroborating witness in the case allegedly discussing a $15,000 payment to ensure their younger daughter scored high on a college entrance exam.Roster of CEOsFederal officials mentioned the roster of CEOs charged in the scam. One of them is David Sidoo, 59, a prominent businessman and philanthropist from Vancouver, Canada, who was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. He was arrested on Friday in San Jose, California, federal officials said.“David Sidoo has been repeatedly recognized for his philanthropic endeavors, which is the true testament to his character. The charge that has been lodged against David is an allegation that carries with it the presumption that he is innocent,” Sidoo’s attorney, Richard Schonfeld, said in a statement Wednesday.“We look forward to presenting our case in court and ask that people don’t rush to judgment in the meantime,” he said.Other prominent business leaders indicted included Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, founder and CEO of the private investment firm Dragon Global; Bill McGlashan, 55, of Mill Valley, California, a businessman and international private equity investor; and Gregory Abbott, 68, founder and chairman of International Dispensing Corp., a New York food and beverage packaging company.“For every student admitted through fraud an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected,” Lelling said. 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4 shot on opening weekend of deer hunting season in Wisconsin

first_imgiStock/Jevtic(SLEEPY EYE LAKE, Wisconsin) — At least four people were shot in Wisconsin during the state’s opening weekend of deer hunting season, officials said.Three of the incidents occurred on Saturday, the start of the firearm deer hunting season in the Midwestern state, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.A 38-year-old man was hunting in Oneida County and accidentally shot his left foot. The same thing happened to a 29-year-old woman hunting in Marathon County.Also on Saturday, a hunter shot at a running deer and struck a 19-year-old woman in the left hand in Fond du Lac County.Another man was shot while deer hunting in Washburn County on Sunday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s help in the case, which is still under investigation.Investigators are looking for information regarding individuals or groups who would have been hunting around 11 a.m. local time on Sunday in a block of land east of Sleepy Eye Lake, near the town of Minong. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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