Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgUniversal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileUniversal Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of non-life insurance for the individual, commercial and institutional sectors. The company also offers banking products and services as well as risk management services. General insurance products cover motor, property, marine, accidents, engineering and contractors, bond, HCPI, oil and gas, guarantees and indemnities and occupier’s liability insurance. Commercial and institutional products cover all risks associated with the hospitality, construction, logistics, capital markets and real estate sectors as well as financial coverage for accidents, theft, vandalism and motor vehicle collisions. Universal Insurance Company Plc receives reinsurance support from Swiss Reinsurance Company of Zurich. Established in 1961 and formerly known as the Universal Insurance Company Limited (UNISURE), the company changed its name to Universal Insurance Company following its amalgamation with United Trust Assurance Company Limited, Oriental Insurance Company Limited and African Safety Insurance Company Limited. Universal Insurance Plc has operations across the country in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Universal Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: Six to watch

first_imgWales are fortunate to have two jumbo-sized wings in George North and Alex Cuthbert, who both possess quick feet and genuine top-end speed, but it’s the inclusion of 20-year-old Osprey winger Eli Walker that has caused a frisson of excitement in the pubs and rugby clubs up and down Wales.Crocked for the first game against Ireland, Walker is a genuine flyer and the youngster from Swansea has been a revelation in this year’s Heineken Cup, evading more defenders than anyone other player in the Pool stages (23 in six games). Walker gives Wales genuine options on the flank, especially if Cuthbert and North are failing to make headway taking the direct route. Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea, a fine judge of talent, recently mentioned him as a potential bolter for the Lions.IrelandSimon Zebo (Munster)Bruiser: Sergio Parisse on the runSimon Zebo, 22, has made his international debut out in New Zealand last summer. With only three caps to his name, Zebo is very much part of Ireland’s new generation. Supremely quick – his father Arthur was an Olympic standard 800m runner – he has the ability to play anywhere in the back three. He’s one of few players to have scored two hat-tricks in a Heineken Cup season, the latest in a man-of the-match performance against Racing Metro.Another short-listed for European Rugby player of the year 2013, Zebo gives Declan Kidney much-needed firepower, especially with Tommy Bowe in the early stages of rehab. Zebo recently renewed his contract with Munster for a further three years.ScotlandSean Maitland (Glasgow Warriors)After signing a three-year contract with the Glasgow Warriors, Sean Maitland told Rugby World, he was here “to do some damage”. Obviously not lacking in confidence, only ten-weeks after landing in the UK, he will line-up against England in front of 82,000 at Twickenham tomorrow.Maitland had moved from the Canterbury Crusaders, where he’d been part of a successful squad playing alongside superstars Israel Dagg and Dan Carter. Even though he appeared for the Maori All Blacks in 2010, he tired of waiting for a call from the ABs and decided to throw his hat in with the country of his grandparents’ birth. The last time he appeared at Twickenham, he scored two tries against the Sharks in a Super 15 match back in 2011. One to watch.ItalySergio Parisse (Stade Francais) ROME, ITALY – NOVEMBER 17: Sergio Parisse of Italy is tackled by Aaron Cruden of All Blacks during the international test match between Italy v New Zealand at Stadio Olimpico on November 17, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images) Pulling up tress: Billy Twelvetrees is set to impress in his first outing with England, this SaturdayBy Yasamin AsrariIT’S HERE again, and don’t we just love it. The Six Nations is about to kick-off and give rugby fans seven weeks of high-class international rugby, where over drinks we can dissect and debate every nuance of the greatest competition in the northern hemisphere.Here are six players, we think will be making a big impact.EnglandBilly Twelvetrees (Gloucester)Manu Tuilagi’s injury-forced absence has left Stuart Lancaster with a sizeable pair of thighs to replace after being ruled out of tomorrow’s game against Scotland. Step forward Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees.While he cannot provide the unique ballast Tuilagi posseses, ‘36’ (twelve trees, as Geordan Murphy Irish lilt would say), offers a different skillset; soft hands, vision and a varied kicking game. Add this to a robust 6ft 3in, 15st 10lb frame and you can understand why there’s so much excitement in the England camp. Since signing for the Cherry and Whites from Leicester, and being entrusted by head coach Nigel Davies to use his natural skills, Twelvetrees hasAllez les Bleus: Wesley Fofana in full flowstarted to fulfill his potential. In fact, the last centre to leave Leicester and flourish on the international stage was a certain Will Greenwood. No pressure, then, Billy.FranceWesley Fofana (Clermont Auvergne)Wesley Fofana is a perfect example of the abundance of talent available to Philippe Saint-Andre in midfield. The 24-year-old made his debut Six Nations last year and proceeded to score a try in each of his opening four games, equalling a French record set by Maurice Celhay back in 1935.Fofana is nicknamed Le Guepard (The Leopard) because of his ability to slink around the most tightly-packed defences. In a supremely powerful Clermont side, Fofana has shone in the Heineken Cup, notably finishing off a length-of-the-field try against the Exeter Chiefs last month. Already short-listed for European Rugby Player of the Year, he will look to feed off the human cannonball that is Mathieu Basteuraud. A potential world star, even if he is stationed on the wing for Sunday’s game against Italy.WalesEli Walker (Ospreys) Okay, an obvious pick, but Parisse has been Italy’s go-to man for nearly a decade. The Argentina-born No 8 has the full-complement of skills; deft handling, the mobility of a back and a never-say-die attitude. He has been seen leading from the front, year on year, despite the Azzurri only winning nine games in 65 Six Nations fixtures. Still only 29 and with 91 caps, the Italian captain could be only the second Italian player to pass 100 caps after Alessandro Troncon. A brute on the pitch, the dashing Parisse married to Miss France 2006.Follow Yasamin on Twitter @_yasamin LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Fill Your Bowl with Mindfulness

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 February 1, 2017 at 3:34 am The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleTransform your home into a retreatNext articleSolar Bears go to overtime again against Allen Americans Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Mindful Eating is a very powerful exercise and beneficial in many ways. Paying close attention to everything we eat, every bite, every taste every aspect of the eating experience will most certainly help one cut down on intake if that is the desire. It also helps make eating a more enjoyable experience. For training in mindfulness I always suggest the audios at http://www.lightunlimitedpublishing.com. Especially, Meditation 1 and Meditation 2. It takes consistent practice to achieve your goals but you can be successful this year if you practice. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Carl Erikson Recipes and advice for “big-game” snackingFrom Florida Hospital – ApopkaBowl games are filled with everything big: excitement, nervous tension, fun, gatherings…and overindulgences.And, you might be shocked to learn that there is science behind how these “big” things can lead to game-day overeating.Your team is losing (you feel stressed). Everyone is gathered over the nachos smothered with cheese (you feel like you should be there too). You’re caught up in an intense play (your brain says, “Give me those cookies for a boost.”).For most, lack of impulse control around food can be caused by negative feelings. These triggers can come from social or cultural norms, emotional stress, or your body’s instinctive tendencies to get immediate “feel-good” chemicals from high-calorie foods. With this, you can start to see how big game bashes are the perfect recipe for a healthy eating foul.Not to worry, though. Sherri Flynt, Registered Dietitian with the Center for Nutritional Excellence at Florida Hospital, has nine tips to fill this year’s bowl game with a healthier portion of mindfulness to keep your overindulgences in check.Don’t go in hungryIf you eat a healthy meal before the party, you’ll be less likely to overeat when you see the spread of game-day food- you’ll also be more inclined to make healthier choices.Recognize your emotionsIf you’re feeling stressed about the game, or anything else that day, stop to take a few deep breaths, or take a quick fresh air break outside. Try not to let this stress, tension or overexcitement take you to the food table.Plan your plateBefore loading up, take a moment to look at all food options and think about the best options to choose. If you do want some nachos, pass on another indulgence and fill your plate with a few healthier options to balance your nutrition and caloric intake. Whatever you decide, try to let healthier foods outnumber the less healthy ones.Keep food out of sight, out of mindAfter you eat your meal, step away from the food or other snacks around. If it’s not in your line of sight, you’re less likely to overeat.Be mindful of “extras”Dips and sauces can be loaded with extra fat, sugar, and calories. Eat fresh veggies without the dip, or skip the extra mayo on your burger. These small changes can keep extra calories away. One healthier “extra” is salsa, and it’s not just for chips! Salsa counts a serving of vegetables, so load up your burger or dip veggies in salsa for a healthier way to flavor foods.Whip up healthy optionsIf you’re responsible for bringing a dish- or hosting the party- think about how you can contribute healthy food options, like one of our recipes. Step out of your comfort zone of what you think are traditional party foods. Think about bringing fruit kabobs with Greek yogurt dip, or baking your own tortilla chips with chipotle seasoning.Focus on one thing at a timeIt’s easy to get caught up in the game and not even realize that you just ate ten cookies and drank three cans of soda. Your brain doesn’t know how to multitask very well, so if it’s focused on more than just eating- like watching the big game- you’re more likely to eat more and have lapses in judgment to eat healthfully.Make your own choicesDon’t let social pressures push you to overindulge just because “everyone else is doing it.” Your health is more important, so consciously make game-day choices that promote your personal well-being.Put the brakes onIf you ate a few more chips than you normally do, be mindful of that and put the brakes on eating anymore. Instead of saying, “Well, there’s always tomorrow…”, say, “What can I do right now for better health?”“Food is a big part of enjoying a big game, but it doesn’t have to be an accepted day of overindulgence,” says Flynt. Being mindful will help you prevent those triggers from overeating and enjoying the game even more- because your mind and body will be charged up for better health and wellness.last_img read more

Housing and Urban Planning of “Grand-Pré” Neighbourhood / Lusc…

first_img Area:  13000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland “COPY” Housing and Urban Planning of “Grand-Pré” Neighbourhood / Luscher ArchitectesSave this projectSaveHousing and Urban Planning of “Grand-Pré” Neighbourhood / Luscher Architectes Photographs CopyCity Planning, Apartments•Crans-près-Céligny, Switzerland City Planning ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/625580/housing-and-urban-planning-of-grand-pre-neighbourhood-luscher-architectes Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Luscher Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Pierre Boss+ 30 Share Housing and Urban Planning of “Grand-Pré” Neighbourhood / Luscher Architectes Projects 2012 Photographs:  Pierre BossVisual Artist:Jean-François ReymondEngineers:Civil engineering / MAB-Ingénierie SA, electricity / SB Technique SA, heating and ventilation / Zanini-Baechli et Associés SA, sanitationWork Manager:Quartal SàrlStructural Engineering:INGENI SAClient:Commune of Crans-près-Céligny (planning)Date Of Execution:”Grand-Pré” urban planning 2004-2006 (mixed area of activity and housing & public utility uses) Construction 2010-2012 (first stage)Volume:19’496 m3Architect In Charge:Rodolphe LuscherCity:Crans-près-CélignyCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pierre BossText description provided by the architects. The urban plan (made in 2004-2006), suggests a differentiated structure, with a regular decrease in density starting from the town, all the way to farmland “emptiness”. The green urban transition, expansion or extension of the low density area, is a gradual conversion from a built to a planted environment.Save this picture!© Pierre BossThe connection with the old town is achieved by a “mirror” effect, a transposition of structural qualities of the old town, in particular from the street-front of the Rue du Grand-Pré, an extension of its spatiality, scale, visual and pedestrian permeability, with the subsequent sequencing of spaces revealed in that analysis. The urban project proposes a hybrid combination, merging various components of the environment into a condensed vision of the site.Save this picture!© Pierre BossFor the first stage of the built project (2010-1012), the same materials and proportions of the old town are used to maintain a certain harmony. The scale, itself subject to the weighting of the vis-à-vis, results as a quasi-Cubist pictorial interpretation of the essence of the village. Just like the materialization of the subliminal impression left by the old town preserved in the municipality of Crans-près-Céligny, that represents a heritage and an aesthetic appeal.Save this picture!© Pierre BossThe street view plays with a complementarity principle of subtraction (Group8) and addition (Luscher Architectes) of travertine stone. They form an overall vision following the rules of the urban plan geometries study established by Luscher Architectes.Save this picture!SectionThe outdoor areas of the Grand-Pré district are based on the transition from mineral to green, from public to private. The architectural projects must implement the urban planning concept. The proposed addition of travertine blocks offers a variability of built scales and an expressive link with the minerality of the existing village.Save this picture!© Pierre BossProject gallerySee allShow lessDavis Brody Bond to Expand Baltimore’s National Great Blacks in Wax MuseumUnbuilt ProjectRenzo Piano’s First US Residential Tower to Rise in New YorkArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Crans-près-Céligny, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/625580/housing-and-urban-planning-of-grand-pre-neighbourhood-luscher-architectes Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLuscher ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismUrban PlanningCity PlanningResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingUrban PlanningResidentialCrans-près-CélignySwitzerlandPublished on May 08, 2015Cite: “Housing and Urban Planning of “Grand-Pré” Neighbourhood / Luscher Architectes” 08 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Forbes Names Zoetis One of America’s Best Midsize Employers

first_img Forbes Names Zoetis One of America’s Best Midsize Employers Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS), the global leader in animal health, today announced that it has been named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes Magazine for the fifth time. “At Zoetis, our colleagues drive our success and shape our reputation as a top employer,” said Roxanne Lagano, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Global Operations. “We continue to build a diverse and inclusive culture – based on our Core Beliefs – where everyone can thrive, both personally and professionally. We are proud to consistently be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers, and we thank our colleagues for recommending Zoetis as a great place to work.” Forbes determined its America’s Best Employers list based on an independent survey among a sample of 50,000 American employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. The willingness to recommend one’s own employer was used as the most important factor in the assessment. The employees were consulted anonymously through online access panels which allowed them to express their opinions. Visit Forbes.com for more details about the list of America’s Best Midsize Employers. Award-Winning Culture Zoetis has consistently been recognized as a great place to work. The company has been named among the Top Companies for Working Mothers for the past seven years, as well as a Top Company for Executive Women for three years in a row. Most recently, Zoetis received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Learn More For more information about Zoetis, including career opportunities, our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and our award-winning culture, visit https://careers.zoetis.com/. About Zoetis Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2019, the company generated annual revenue of $6.3 billion with approximately 10,600 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com. ZTS-COR View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005907/en/ CONTACT: Media Contacts: Bill Price 1-973-443-2742 (o) [email protected] Seely 1-973-443-2777 (o) [email protected] KEYWORD: NEW JERSEY UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: VETERINARY AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES HUMAN RESOURCES PETS HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSUMER SOURCE: Zoetis Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 11:07 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 11:07 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005907/en WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 center_img TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleDustin Johnson withdraws from Pebble Beach Pro-AmNext articleGlobal Data Resiliency Market Growth, Trends, and Forecasts Report 2021-2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

FHFA Counsel Testifies on Super-Priority Liens in Nevada State Legislature

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea  Print This Post Share Save FHFA Nevada Non-judicial foreclosures Super-Priority Liens 2015-04-08 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: FHFA Nevada Non-judicial foreclosures Super-Priority Liens Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Alfred M. Pollard, general counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), testified on Tuesday before the Nevada State Legislature Judiciary Committee on so-called “super-priority liens” and on recently introduced legislation to amend the way the foreclosure process is handled with regards to a homeowner association (HOA)’s lien.The subject of super-priority liens has been a hot one in several states, but particularly in Nevada, where the state supreme court  made a controversial ruling last September that gave HOAs the authority  to foreclose on a home and extinguish a mortgage non-judicially, a ruling that was subsequently appealed by lenders.Last month, a bill was introduced in the Nevada State Senate (SB 306) that proposed to revise the provisions that govern the foreclosure of an HOA’s lien, “requiring the trustee under a deed of trust securing real property to provide a homeowners’ association certain notice concerning the Foreclosure Mediation Program under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.”Pollard told the committee on Wednesday that while section 1 of SB 306 places “necessary limits” on what an HOA may seek to recover, “Section 2 makes the most important contribution to certainty for all parties.” Section 2 of the bill creates safeguards, including notice to both the unit owner and the first lien holder of a delinquent assessment that an HOA intends to exercise the “super-priority lien” status and extinguish the first mortgage by foreclosing on the home. Section 2 of the bill requires an HOA to provide the mortgagee with a formal statement of the amount of the deficiency along with a breakdown of all charges that will allow the mortgagee to address the lien payment. Pollard – noting that he believed the extinguishing of a first mortgage is an inappropriate approach for an HOA assessment – said the notice may spur the unit owner to pay the HOA deficiency, but most importantly, it gives mortgagees a chance to protect their position by addressing the deficiency if the unit owner does not. Under the provisions of the proposed bill, the mortgagee (after receiving timely notice) would have until five days before the foreclosure sale to cure the HOA dues deficiency themselves to avoid possibly losing hundreds of thousands of dollars when the HOA extinguishes the first mortgage.In his testimony, Pollard covered the remaining sections of SB 306, which call for the notice to be published in a “public place” such as a newspaper or a county website, and provide that if a payment is made to the HOA for the amount of the dues deficiency no later than five days before the foreclosure sale, then the HOA cannot legally extinguish the first lien. Pollard called this a “prudent approach” in his testimony.One case central to last year’s Nevada Supreme Court decision involves a house sold in Las Vegas in 2007 with a mortgage loan for $885,000 originated by Bank of America. The owner defaulted on the loan a year later and Southern Highlands Community Association foreclosed on the property. The association sold the house at an auction in September 2012 to SFR Investments Pool 1 for $6,000 – the amount the homeowner owed in delinquent HOA dues. When Bank of America tried to schedule its own foreclosure auction on the house the following December, SFR Investments made a filing to stop Bank of America’s foreclosure auction, claiming that the mortgage had been extinguished when SFR bought the house in SeptemberIn order to protect Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s property rights, FHFA intervened in two Nevada cases in which an HOA extinguished a mortgage last year.In December, FHFA released a statement warning organizations that label mortgage loans with super-priority lien status that such loans will not push mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the secondary position. The warning was aimed mainly at energy retrofit financing programs and HOAs that attach super-priority lien status to mortgages because of the risk they pose to taxpayers while Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are under FHFA’s conservatorship.”Extinguishing property rights is no inconsequential matter,” Pollard said in his testimony. “FHFA, which operates under federal law addressing such matters, must consider this as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac review not only the legal issues involved, but as well the underwriting standards that apply in states that maintain such potential extraordinary remedies.  FHFA has an obligation to protect Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s rights. By way of summary, FHFA does find that most of the provisions of SB 306 improve the situation for lenders and secondary market participants in Nevada and support common interest communities, while we continue to have concerns with other sections of the existing law and practices under that law.” Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. center_img April 8, 2015 1,678 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Rate Hike Debate Continues in Federal Open Market Committee Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 4/9/2015 Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Counsel Testifies on Super-Priority Liens in Nevada State Legislature Sign up for DS News Daily FHFA Counsel Testifies on Super-Priority Liens in Nevada State Legislature Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Border Patrol agent shot, suspect killed during traffic stop

first_imgjetcityimage/iStock(BRACKETTVILLE, TX) — A Border Patrol agent was shot in Texas over the weekend while conducting a traffic stop near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said. The suspect was shot and killed by the agent’s partner soon after.The incident unfolded on Friday night when two Border Patrol agents and a deputy with the Kinney County Sheriff’s Department pulled over a vehicle near Brackettville, Texas, where the two U.S. agents were based, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Saturday.The traffic stop turned deadly when a passenger in the vehicle opened fired on the agents, wounding one of them. The agent’s partner returned fire, hitting the gunman and killing him on the scene. There were no other injuries reported.The area is frequently used by smugglers to move drugs and people from the border to San Antonio and surrounding areas, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.CBP did not release the agents’ or the suspects’ identities, but they described the deceased passenger as a 25-year-old man. The driver, who was taken into custody at the scene, was described as a 32-year-old woman. They are both U.S. citizens.“The agents and sheriff’s deputy requested medical assistance and rendered first aid, however the passenger of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene,” CBP said in a statement Saturday. “The injured agent was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound, and later transported by AirFlight to a San Antonio hospital.”Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted about the shooting shortly after the announcement, calling it a reminder of the dangers agents face every day.“Border Patrol Agents go out and do their duty each and every day despite the dangers. My prayers are with the agents involved and their families,” he said.xAuthorities did not say why the vehicle was pulled over, but the incident is being investigated by the FBI, Kinney County Sheriff’s Office and CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility.Both CBP agents have been placed on administrative leave in light of the ongoing investigation.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

College student falls 150 feet to her death after slipping off cliff on night hike

first_imglzf/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 20-year-old college student plunged 150 feet to her death after she slipped and fell off the edge of a cliff while hiking in an upstate New York park late Monday night.According to the Kingston Police Department, authorities were notified around 9:50 p.m. on Monday that a female had fallen while hiking in and around the caves in Hasbrouck Park, about 10 miles west of Poughkeepsie, New York.The victim was identified as Katherine Vollmer, a 20-year-old Visual Arts major, by State University of New York at New Paltz President Donald Christian in a statement distributed to students.Vollmer had allegedly been on an unsanctioned hike with a group of people who were exploring the old cement caves and trails around Hasbrouck Park when the group became lost in the darkness and found themselves on the edge of a cliff.The group then began walking down the edge of the cliff to return to their cars when Vollmer slipped and plummeted approximately 150 feet, according to police.“The area where the student fell was only accessible by an experienced rope team,” said the Kingston Police Department in a statement.In fact, the area that Vollmer fell was dangerous enough that authorities made the decision to call off the recovery off until the next day due to lack of light and poor weather conditions.Vollmer was found the next day and pronounced dead at the scene having suffered severe trauma from the fall.“We extend our deepest sympathy to Katherine’s family and friends and to the students, faculty and staff who knew her,” said Christian according to the statement obtained by The Daily Freeman.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Stormy weekend ahead for millions across US

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe thunderstorms moved through the Mid-South and parts of the Midwest Thursday, producing damaging winds. Kentucky had wind gusts up to 66 mph and golf ball-sized hail was reported in Illinois and Missouri. Damage was reported to homes and trees in parts of Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.That same storm system has moved into the East Coast and is bringing heavy rain there Friday morning, including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. A storm in the Southwest brought 3 to 4 inches of rain in the last three days in the region, which produced flash flooding from southern California to Phoenix. The storm system will now move east into New Mexico and western Texas and will produce severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, a few tornadoes and large hail.In the Northwest, a new storm is moving into the region and brings the threat of heavy snow. With the storms looming, 14 western states are under snow, flood and high wind alerts Friday morning. By Saturday, the Southwest storm will move into the Plains and bring snow to the north with heavy rain and some flash flooding possible in the southern Plains.The new Northwest storm will slide south into California and the Rockies with very heavy mountain snow and rain for coastal areas. By Sunday, the western storm will really ramp up and will bring even more heavy snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California and parts of the western Rockies. Heavy rain is expected for San Francisco.Through the weekend, these storm systems will bring 2 to 4 feet of snow from Sierra Nevada Mountains in California and 1 to 3 inches of rain from coastal California to the southern Plains. The western Plains could see up to 6 inches of fresh March snow. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Rep. Chris Smith asks Pelosi to investigate ‘tainted’ food allegedly harming National Guard members

first_imgMivPiv/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith has asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate after at least 30 New Jersey National Guard members allegedly got sick over the last month from eating the food they were provided while deployed to protect the U.S. Capitol.In a letter Wednesday, Smith told Pelosi that several National Guard members in various states, including New Jersey, “have become ill due to tainted and unhealthy food from a private-sector vendor.”“Some have even reported vomiting in the Senate parking lot,” he wrote. “Alarmingly, the soldiers have noted receiving almost completely raw meat, some of which, according to press reports, even contained pieces of shaved metal.”Smith asked that the company in charge of catering the food be dismissed and replaced with a new provider, “immediately.”“Furthermore, the provision of this food, whether intentional or not, warrants a thorough investigation,” he wrote. “The men and women deployed here from New Jersey and elsewhere to protect the Capitol deserve meals that are absolutely safe and healthful.”Various Michigan National Guard members guarding the Capitol were also allegedly hospitalized after eating “undercooked,” “raw” and “moldy” meals, as was alleged in a letter sent by Michigan House members to the Pentagon.That letter also states that some meals contained “metal shavings.”“It is completely unacceptable that our men and women serving in Washington D.C. are being hospitalized due to the food they are being provided,” the members wrote, also calling for the current food provider to be replaced.The news comes as members of the National Guard and U.S. Capitol Police continue to keep watch over the Capitol following the Jan. 6 siege and ahead of Thursday, when Capitol police say a militia group is threatening to, again, breach the building.Thursday, March 4, is the date that some far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will return to power.“Our Department is working with our local, state, and federal partners to stop any threats to the Capitol. We are taking the intelligence seriously. Due to the sensitive nature of this information, we cannot provide additional details at this time,” Capitol Police officials said in a statement on Twitter Wednesday.Around 5,000 National Guard troops are currently working to protect the Capitol — both on site and around Washington, D.C, and the complex is surrounded with temporary fencing.ABC News’ Global Affairs team has reached out to the National Guard and Pentagon for comment.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more