Baltimore protest set for May 16; struggle demands amnesty for arrestees

first_imgMay 11 — Close to 500 people have been arrested here since the rebellion that began on April 25 after the killing of Freddie Grey, yet another young Black man who has died at the hands of the police. Some 33 of those arrested remain in jail.Some were brutally beaten and pepper-sprayed by police even as television cameras caught the action. Those still being held are in central booking or at a nearby juvenile facility, without due process. They were denied their right to see a court commissioner within the 24-hour period previously required.  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan provided an excuse for this delay by proclaiming a “state of emergency,” which also authorized deployment of the National Guard.The governor has never even considered declaring a state of emergency over Baltimore’s extreme poverty, unemployment and decaying schools and homes in the Black community. These unbearable conditions are what underlie the struggle in a major city that has been stripped of its once plentiful industrial jobs.Those arrested included Baltimore youth, journalists, medics and legal observers. Allen Bullock’s parents urged him to turn himself in after he was pictured in a news media photo allegedly breaking a police cruiser’s windows. Bullock is now facing life in prison.  His bail was set at $500,000 — more than three times the $150,000 set for the six officers charged with the assault and murder of Freddie Grey.In an outpouring of support, anonymous donors have posted Bullock’s bail.The local Baltimore movement, including the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly and the Bmore United Coalition, has called for amnesty for all those arrested.The People’s Power Assembly is planning a massive protest on Saturday, May 16, at 3 p.m., gathering at McKeldin Square, Light and Pratt streets, in downtown Baltimore. (See for updates.)A statement issued by the group says in part: “How can city officials equate property damage with the life of a human being? The youth of Baltimore need our support. We demand: Drop all charges and grant full amnesty! The people of Baltimore, especially the youth, need full employment at a livable wage, decent education and housing, not jails, racism and police terror.”The PPA points out that the struggle continues, not only for amnesty for those arrested but for justice for Freddie Grey; for the conviction and jailing of the six police involved in his murder; and for the fight to end police terror. The group has plans for a massive tribunal and assembly on June 6, a date set prior to Grey’s death. ( Powell, PPA volunteer and union activist, stated: “The June 6 tribunal and assembly on police terror and structural racism will take up the next steps, allow people to testify on police terror and project a citywide campaign for community control.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Leading property firm share prices fall as Woodford investment saga continues

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Leading property firm share prices fall as Woodford investment saga continues previous nextAgencies & PeopleLeading property firm share prices fall as Woodford investment saga continuesStock in most of the leading estate agency groups and many house builders took a tumble yesterday as City jitters spread.Nigel Lewis19th June 201901,995 Views The share prices of all but two of the UK’s key residential property PLCs fell yesterday as the ongoing demise of Purplebricks backer Neil Woodford caused jitters in the City.Shares in Countrywide, Foxtons, Hunters, LSL, OTM, The Property Franchise Group and Purplebricks all fell as news filtered through that another property-related company, construction giant Kier, is to sell its home building division, cut 1,200 staff to reduce its debt and cut costs by £55 million a year.Kier, along with Purplebricks, has seen its share price reduce dramatically in recent months and the two companies’ disastrous stock performances have been blamed for the City’s loss of confidence in Woodford.But while property companies suffered, the FTSE 100 Index increased by 1.17% and the FTSE 250 by 0.8%.The only companies to see their shares unaffected by the run were Belvoir, whose stock did not move, and Savills and Rightmove, which saw modest share prices gains.Other property-related companies that saw their stock reduce in value yesterday included Barratt Developments, Redrow, Bellway and Bovis.FCA investigationWoodford’s woes increased yesterday too. The Financial Conduct Authority revealed that it has launched an investigation into the suspension of his Woodford Equity Income Fund.Earlier this month the FCA said it would open an investigation if it believed there were circumstances suggesting ‘serious misconduct or non-compliance with the rules’.On the day that dealing in the fund was suspended by Woodford, it was revealed by the FCA yesterday that £296 million had been withdrawn by investors including Kent County Council, which had withdrawn £238 million.Kier Purplebricks Neil Woodford LSL Hunters OTM Countrywide The Property Franchise Group Foxtons June 19, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

CERP received one binding offer for the purchase of shares in JADRAN dd

first_imgYesterday, in the Center for Restructuring and Sale, a public opening of binding offers for the purchase of 34.754.768 shares of the company JADRAN dd, Crikvenica was held, which makes 70,74% of the share capital of the Company.In the procedure of public collection of bids for the purchase of 34.754.768 shares of the company JADRAN dd, Crikvenica, 1 (one) joint binding offer was received by the following bidders, namely PBZ CROATIA OSIGURANJE dd mandatory pension fund te ERSTE doo on behalf of ERSTE PLAVI mandatory pension fund.Pension funds offered a price of HRK 199.839.916,00 for the purchase of shares in JADRAN dd, Crikvenica, which are the subject of the sale, which represents HRK 5.908.310,56 higher than the initial price set in the amount of HRK 193.931.605,44, HRK 200.000.000,00 for shares from the sale. The mentioned companies in their binding offer are obliged to recapitalize in cash from their own funds in the amount of HRK 6, they point out from CERP, and they are obliged to recapitalize within XNUMX months from the day of concluding the Sale Agreement and transfer of shares of JADRAN dd, Crikvenica.last_img read more

Hughes slams Atkinson performance

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes hit out at referee Martin Atkinson after being sent to the stands as his nine men succumbed to a 5-1 drubbing at Newcastle. Hughes was particularly unhappy with Whelan’s treatment on an afternoon when little went right for his team. He said: “He booked Glenn Whelan, so he is saying, for kicking the ball away. Well, I didn’t hear the whistle, Glenn Whelan certainly didn’t hear the whistle, Cabaye didn’t hear the whistle because he carried on and went over the top on Glenn Whelan. That’s why he reacted. “The only person who knew, apparently, that the whistle had been blown was the referee, so he is saying he has kicked the ball away while play was still continuing, in my view. “An experienced referee, you expect them to understand the emotion of the game. Glenn made another challenge, which was an innocuous challenge, in my view. “Cabaye didn’t do him any favours and went down too easily, but Martin Atkinson is an experienced referee and he should read that. “In my view, he was too ready to give a second yellow.” Stoke, who were leading through Oussama Assaidi’s superb 29th-minute strike, were also aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty of their own for handball against Mike Williamson when the Magpies broke and levelled through Remy, who had failed to convert from the spot seconds earlier. In addition, Hatem Ben Arfa looked to have run the ball out of play before he set up Yoan Gouffran’s 48th-minute strike, and further goals from Remy, Cabaye and substitute Papiss Cisse, who scored his first Barclays Premier League goal since April, completed what became a rout. Manager Alan Pardew said: “It was a funny afternoon. It wasn’t a funny afternoon after 35 minutes or whatever because the change we made wasn’t quite working out for us and Stoke had a good foothold in the game. “We were struggling to get any rhythm to our play and if I am honest, I was just waiting to get to half-time. “Then in the second half, I asked the team to be clinical, to move the ball quickly, and it couldn’t have gone any better. We were very, very good in the second half. “I thought the Stoke players, all nine of them, conducted themselves very, very well considering the pressure of having to play against what we had on the pitch at that time.” The Welshman was ordered from the dug-out after he reacted in fury to the dismissal of midfielder Glenn Whelan, and he was still making his way to his new vantage point when defender Marc Wilson followed inside three dreadful first-half minutes at St James’ Park with the visitors leading 1-0. Whelan picked up two yellow cards, the first for kicking the ball away and clashing with Yohan Cabaye after being penalised for a foul on Moussa Sissoko, and the second for a foul on Cabaye. Wilson followed in short order for hauling down Loic Remy inside the box and although keeper Thomas Sorensen saved the resulting spot-kick, the writing was on the wall for the Potters. Asked if it had simply been one of those days, Hughes said: “One of those days? For certain individuals, I think. I think the referee needs to look at his performance. “From one of our arguably most senior referees, I was absolutely dismayed by his performance, to be perfectly honest. “Up to the point where the first sending-off was given, I thought we were totally in control of the game. “We were 1-0 to the good, Newcastle were finding it very difficult to really have an impact on the game. “We were very much in control of the game and then the referee makes a couple of decisions which change the course of the game. “We all say, managers, players, everybody, that you just want the referees to make decisions that are correct and make the key decisions that don’t have a direct impact on the result. “Unfortunately, some of Martin’s decisions today had a direct impact on the result.” Press Associationlast_img read more