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DN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgDN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about DN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the DN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: DN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileDN Tyre & Rubber Plc manufactures and sells a range of vehicle tyres in Nigeria which includes tyres for cars, minivans, sports utility vehicles, trucks and busses. Pamol (Nigeria) Limited is a subsidiary of DN Tyre & Rubber Plc and supplies natural rubber for the manufacturing process through five rubber estate operations. The latter encompasses 15 738 hectares in Ikot Okpora and Nko/Agoi Ibani Rubber Estates which were acquired from the Government of Cross River State through the privatisation process of government-owned plantations. Formerly known as Dunlop Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to DN Tyre & Rubber plc in 2009. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. DN Tyre & Rubber Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


July 12, 2021 0

The Kier share price has almost doubled in a month. Time to buy?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares G A Chester | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 | More on: JUP KIE Kier (LSE: KIE) and Jupiter Fund Management (LSE: JUP) are two stocks that have slumped over the last couple of years. However, more recently, they’ve shown distinct signs of revival.Kier’s share price has almost doubled in little more than a month. It closed yesterday at near 150p. Jupiter’s recovery hasn’t been as spectacular, but a rise of as much as 10% during yesterday’s trading, and a close at 411p, showed the market further warming to the company’s prospects.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…Despite the recent gains, both stocks remain way below their previous highs. Could now be the perfect time to snap up shares in these two businesses?A good dealThe positive trading in Jupiter’s shares yesterday followed news of its proposed acquisition of Merian Global Investors. The acquisition of Merian’s £22.4bn of assets under management (AUM) will take Jupiter’s total AUM to £65.2bn. The upfront consideration of £370m  will be paid through the issue of new Jupiter shares.In an article earlier this month, I argued Jupiter was overvalued compared with asset management giant Schroders. My valuation acid test in this sector is to avoid stocks valued at above 3% of AUM. At the time, Jupiter was trading at 4%, compared to Schroders at 1.9%.In acquiring Merian’s £22.4bn of AUM for £370m, Jupiter’s paying 1.7%. As such, this looks a good deal for Jupiter. But how does the valuation of the enlarged group stack up?Acid test and dividendAccording to my sums, we’re looking at a market valuation of £2.3bn against AUM of £65.2bn. The valuation represents 3.5% of AUM, meaning Jupiter remains in overvalued territory on my acid test. As such, I’d avoid the stock at the current price.It’s also worth noting when I looked at it earlier this month, Jupiter was yielding 6.3% on a City forecast dividend of 24.4p a share (consisting of a 17.1p ordinary and 7.3p special). In yesterday’s acquisition announcement, the company said it won’t be paying a special dividend this year. With just the 17.1p ordinary, the prospective yield drops to 4.2%.Positive news flowConstruction and infrastructure services firm Kier endured “a difficult year, resulting in a disappointing financial performance” in its last financial year ended 30 June. However, since it released those results in September, there’s been positive news flow.In a trading update in January, the company said it continues to win new work. It also said it continues to make “good progress” on reshaping its business, with office closures, the outsourcing of certain functions, and a big reduction in headcount. Subsequently, the shares soared, following Boris Johnson’s decision to press ahead with the controversial HS2 rail project.DebtDespite the rise, the stock still carries a bargain-basement earnings rating. It’s trading at less than 3.5 times analysts’ 44p-a-share earnings forecast for the current year to 30 June.However, debt and the state of the company’s balance sheet remain a big concern for me, as they do for a number of my Motley Fool colleagues. The firm has spoken of continuing to manage its net debt in trading updates since September. However, it’s given no hard numbers.We’ll know more when we get Kier’s interim results on 5 March (brought forward two weeks from their original scheduled date). For the time being, I’m continuing to avoid the stock. The Kier share price has almost doubled in a month. Time to buy? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Image source: Getty Images. G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Schroders (Non-Voting). 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. See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more


July 5, 2021 0

I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares today to make a million

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares today to make a million Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 12th July, 2020 | More on: AZN LGEN 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. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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. Despite the stock market’s positive performance over the past few weeks, there are still plenty of cheap UK shares on offer for investors in the market.Companies like the two profiled below could help investors grow their wealth and put them well on the way to making a million.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…Cheap UK shares to buyLegal & General Group (LSE: LGEN) is one of the top income investments in the FTSE 100. Shares in the financial services giant have risen steadily in value over the past few weeks. Despite this performance, the stock continues to look cheap.As one of the world’s largest asset managers, Legal has been impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Nevertheless, of all the cheap UK shares, the stock may have been affected by the pandemic to a lesser degree. The corporation registered an impressive jump in new business during the first quarter of the year.Management also came out to announce the company would be standing by its dividend commitments. This was highly impressive, considering the backdrop the organisation faced and suggests Legal’s business is stable. In its final dividend, the firm paid out around £750m to shareholders.As one of the country’s largest pension managers, L&G should continue to see high demand for its services. That should support further dividend and earnings growth in the years ahead, which makes the company stand out as one of the top cheap UK shares.As such, now could be the perfect time to snap up a share of this dividend champion while it trades around 25% below the level it started the year.AstraZenecaAstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) is another cheap stock I’d consider buying today. As one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations, Astra operates a relatively defensive business model. It’s also in line to be one of the first pharmaceutical companies to produce a coronavirus vaccine. If successful, this could have a large impact on the organisation’s bottom line.Cheap UK shares like AstraZeneca’s don’t come around that often. The company is currently trading at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 21. That’s compared to a P/E of more than 30 for some of the business’s US-listed peers.These numbers suggest the stock may offer a margin of safety and the potential to produce substantial capital returns from current levels. On top of this capital gains potential, the stock also supports a dividend yield of 2.6%.Unlike most cheap UK shares, Astra hasn’t cut its dividend recently. And it doesn’t look as if it’ll have to either. The payout is covered 1.5 times by earnings per share, which gives the group lots of headroom to maintain, or increase, the payout.Therefore, if you’re looking for cheap UK shares that may be able to produce high total returns for your portfolio, it might be a good idea to consider buying Astra today.last_img read more


July 5, 2021 0

We’ll soon find out if Nigel Owens really did get this Ox Nche decision horribly wrong

first_imgTuesday Mar 5, 2019 We’ll soon find out if Nigel Owens really did get this Ox Nche decision horribly wrong Cheetahs prop Ox Nche will face a Disciplinary Committee via video conference on Wednesday after a Citing Complaint for an incident that took place early in the Pro 14 match against Leinster in Dublin on Friday. ADVERTISEMENTLeinster winger Fergus McFadden was taken out after he put a little chip in, and big Nche flew into him after pulling out of a charge down.Despite multiple TMO reviews, referee Nigel Owens stuck with his initial call of only a yellow card, which appeared fairly puzzling as it looked like contact was made with the head.He did, however, tell the Cheetahs captain that the prop was lucky it was not a red card.A citing arose after he allegedly infringed Law 9.13 – A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.Additionally, the Nche has also been reported for infringement of Law 9.25 – A player must not intentionally charge or obstruct an opponent who has just kicked the ball.Leinster went on to win the match 19-7.ADVERTISEMENTMatch highlights: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Donate CPU time as well as money?

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Donors can give money, gifts in kind, and their time and expertise. The Web might offer some charities another abundant but overlooked resource: redundant PC processing time. Will the day come when fundraisers ask supporters to donate their unused computer processing unit (CPU) cycles? Major charities working on computer-intensive research projects, such as medical research charities, could output small packets of data to be processed by thousands of supporters’ home PCs, saving the time and resources of the charity.Donors can give money, gifts in kind, and their time and expertise. The Web might offer some charities another abundant but overlooked resource: redundant PC processing time. Will the day come when fundraisers ask supporters to donate their unused computer processing unit (CPU) cycles? Major charities working on computer-intensive research projects, such as medical research charities, could output small packets of data to be processed by thousands of supporters’ home PCs, saving the time and resources of the charity.The idea is already in operation in the form of the [email protected] project, which has linked with two million PCs worldwide in its analysis of radio telescope data in its search for extraterrestrial life. Advertisement Businesses are also looking at ways of co-ordinating and selling off this massive redundant PC power. Can charities make use of this “community computing” development?Read Howard Rheingold’s You Got the Power in this month’s Wired magazine for an overview of this development, and visit [email protected] to see it in practice. Donate CPU time as well as money? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 August 2000 | News  54 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more


June 16, 2021 0

Independent Donegal councillor criticises Mc Hugh appointment

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – July 16, 2014 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire News Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A Donegal County Cllr has hit out at the appointment of Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh as the new Junior Minister for the Gaeltacht.It was announced yesterday that the Fine Gael TD would be replacing fellow Donegal Deputy, Dinny McGinley.And speaking to Highland Radio News yesterday, Deputy McHugh admitted that his own Irish was not great.In light of this, Donegal Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says Joe McHugh is not the right person for the job:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/michaelcolmjoe.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Independent Donegal councillor criticises Mc Hugh appointment Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Previous articleRev Stewart Jones to be buried today in DonemanaNext articleMcGee says Donegal have upped the gears News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more


May 27, 2021 0

My Ideal Judge

first_imgColumnsMy Ideal Judge Justice Markandey Katju, Former SC Judge9 May 2020 10:09 PMShare This – xIn today’s situation in India when the faith of the Indian people in our judiciary has been rudely shaken due to certain events, I would like to mention about a judge, Qazi Sirajuddin, the Qazi-e-Subah of Bengal, as an inspiration and beacon of hope for many upright judges who still exist in the Indian judiciary. Having been a Judge myself for 20 years ( from 1991 to 2011 ) I have studied…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn today’s situation in India when the faith of the Indian people in our judiciary has been rudely shaken due to certain events, I would like to mention about a judge, Qazi Sirajuddin, the Qazi-e-Subah of Bengal, as an inspiration and beacon of hope for many upright judges who still exist in the Indian judiciary. Having been a Judge myself for 20 years ( from 1991 to 2011 ) I have studied the lives and works of numerous judges in the world, many of whom are my heroes for their uprightness, refusal to succumb to pressure or temptation, and learning, e.g. Lord Coke, Chief Justice of England, who refused to surrender his independence before King James 1, Lord Atkin, who in his famous dissent in Liversidge vs Anderson ( 1941 ) criticised majority judges for being ‘ more executive minded than the executive ‘, Justices Holmes, Brandeis and Cardozo, Judges of the US Supreme Court, who advocated judicial restraint instead of adventurism, and nearer home, Justice HR Khanna, who willingly lost his chance of becoming Chief Justice of India but refused to join the majority in the shameful ADM Jabalpur verdict.  However, in my opinion, Qazi Sirajuddin, the Qazi-e-Subah of Bengal, stands a shade above all other Judges in the world. In his ‘History of Bengal’ Prof. Charles Stewart mentions an interesting case of 1490 which came before Qazi Sirajuddin. One day while the Sultan of Bengal was practising archery, one of his arrows accidentally wounded a boy, the son of a widow. The widow immediately came before the Qazi and demanded justice.  The Judge (the Qazi ) was in a dilemma. He said to himself ” If I summon the Sultan to my court, I may be punished by the Sultan for impertinence, but if I overlook the Sultan’s act, I shall one day certainly be summoned before the Court of God to answer for my neglect of duty. ” After much reflection, fear of God prevailed over fear of the Sultan, and the Qazi ordered one of his officers to go and summon the Sultan to his Court. On receiving the summons,the Sultan instantly rose, and concealing a short sword under his garments, went before the Qazi, who far from rising from his seat or showing the Sultan any mark of respect said to him ” You have wounded the son of this poor widow. You must therefore immediately pay her adequate compensation, or suffer the sentence of the law. ” The Sultan made a bow, and turning to the widow gave her a sum of money which satisfied her. After doing so he said to the Qazi ” Worthy Judge, the complainant has forgiven me”.The Qazi then asked the woman if she was satisfied, to which she assented, and the case was then dismissed.  The Qazi then came down from his seat and made obeisance before the King, who, drawing the sword from beneath his garment, said ” O Qazi, in obedience to your command I came instantly to your Court, but if you had not done your duty, I swear that with this sword I would have taken off your head. Thanks to God I have in my dominion a Judge who acknowledges no authority superior to the law”. The Qazi then took out a whip which he had concealed under his robes, and said to the King ” I also swear by Almighty God that if you had not complied with the injunction of the law this whip would have made your back black and blue. It has been a trial for both of us “. Thus, fear of God prevailed over fear of the Sultan in the mind of the Qazi. In today’s context, God should be understood by judges to mean loyalty to their oath to uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of the people, and the Sultan should be understood as the political and executive authorities, before whom judges must never surrender.  Next Storylast_img read more


May 26, 2021 0

€2m ICT grants announced for Donegal schools

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Previous article10 Covid related deaths and 290 new cases confirmed in NINext articleMark Timlin signs with Harps for 2021 News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook €2m worth of ICT grants has been announced for primary and post-primary schools in Donegal.The funding is part of a €50 million package for schools nationwide, €10 million of which is for Covid-19 specific measures.Just over €1 million has been sanctioned for primary schools in the county and post-primary schools will receive almost €937,400.In welcoming the funding, Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says the funding will allow schools to improve current ICT infrastructure and enable them to provide for remote learning. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows €2m ICT grants announced for Donegal schoolscenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – November 30, 2020 Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more


May 25, 2021 0

Grant lands benches for Square

first_img Published 10:11 pm Monday, April 18, 2011 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The trash containers have a plaque area where upcoming events can be promoted. The containers now are advertising TroyFest on April 30 and May 1 in downtown Troy.” You Might Like Pike residents earn statewide Farm-City honors The Pike County Farm-City Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce was named the state’s 2011 Best Farm-City Committee… read more Book Nook to reopen Grant lands benches for Square Shelia Jackson, Troy City director of tourism, said the downtown square has long been the identifying characteristic of the downtown area and has become “the” place for downtown activities.“We continue to offer more activities and events on the square and more people are enjoying the park area for relaxing, reading, outdoor lunches and play time for children,” Jackson said. “Just the other day a couple from out of town spread a picnic and enjoy a beautiful, sunny spring day in downtown Troy. By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content The downtown square in Troy is now a much more restful place, thanks to a state Community Services grant.Rep. Alan Boothe responded to request by members of the downtown revitalization group for funds to include park benches and decorative trash containers in the downtown area.“The square is the focal point of the downtown area and the site of many community activities,” Boothe said. “It is also a place where people can sit and relax or enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors. The downtown area qualified for a Community Services grant.” The downtown park area includes the Gazebo, the DAR World War I memorial fountain and the Confederate Memorial Monument.“The Gazebo” was erected on the downtown square in 2001 by Gladys Stephens in memory of her husband, Otis Stephens. Benches around the perimeter of the Gazebo offer seating for those who want to spend time relaxing in the downtown area. However, the Gazebo is the staging area for many of the activities on the square so the downtown revitalization group thought park benches will be a welcomed addition to the park area.“With the $5,000 Community Services grant, we were able to purchase 10 park benches and 10 trash containers,” Boothe said. “The park benches have been placed in the park area and also on all four sides of the square. The trash containers are placed throughout the downtown area.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Print Article By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more


May 24, 2021 0

Doctor accused of raping two may have victimized more than 12 others: DA

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — California authorities are investigating the possibility of at least a dozen more victims who may have been sexually assaulted by an orthopedic surgeon already being accused of drugging and raping two women.Investigators have received more than 50 calls since they announced the arrest of Dr. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and his purported girlfriend, Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in a press conference Friday.The crimes may have taken place over the last two decades — some outside the state of California, Rackauckas said.Robicheaux met potential victims in person at bars and restaurants but may have also targeted them through dating apps, Rackauckas said, cautioning dating app users to be careful when meeting people online.“Ladies, please be careful when you meet people on these kinds of apps,” he said. “You don’t know what’s behind that — what appears to be a perfect smile.”Some of the women who have come forward indicated to prosecutors that they felt the need to support the the two women Robicheaux is accused of raping, Rackauckas said.Rackauckas thanked the people who “reported what happened to them,” saying it “must be difficult” to relive the events, as well as the media for circulating the story.He also asked other potential victims to come forward, promising that their identities will be safeguarded.“They didn’t ask to have this happen to them,” the district attorney said.The couple was arrested on Sept. 12 at Robicheaux’s home and each face multiple felony charges in California, including rape by use of drugs, oral sex using a controlled substance, assault with intent to commit a sexual offense and possession of controlled substances.Women were at risk up until the arrest, Rackauckas said.Robicheaux was also charged with possession of an assault weapon and faces a sentencing enhancement related to that weapon possession. Riley will face a sentencing enhancement for being knowingly vicariously armed with a firearm.While the couple could face additional charges, it is unclear whether they will be re-arrested, Rackauckas said. They are currently free on a $100,000 bond each.Their attorneys released a statement Tuesday, “unequivocally” denying all allegations of non-consensual sex.“They have been aware of these accusations for a number of months, and each of them will formally deny the truth of these allegations at their first opportunity in court. Dr. Robicheaux and Ms. Riley believe that such allegations do a disservice to, and dangerously undermine, the true victims of sexual assault, and they are eager to have the proper spotlight shed on this case in a public trial,” the statement read. “It must be noted that none of the allegations in this matter relate to or concern Dr. Robicheaux’s medical practice or patients in any way. They both thank their families and friends for their continued support.”On Friday, Robicheaux and Riley’s attorneys held a press conference, saying the police had been investigating the case for some time, and if they felt the public needed protection, they would have taken action.Defense attorney Phillip Cohen said the couple’s home was searched in January, with a number of items taken, and there had been no allegations or info regarding victims of rape.The couple has not fled or gone into hiding since then, Cohen said, adding that Robicheaux even left the country twice and returned voluntarily during that time.The couple used their “good looks and charm” to disarm the victims, and traveled to festivals like Burning Man in Nevada and events in Palm Springs, California, Rackauckas said.Robicheaux appeared on the Bravo series “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” in the past.Investigators are currently combing through “thousands” of videos on Robicheaux’s phone that allegedly show women who “appear to be highly intoxicated, beyond the ability to consent or resists,” Rackauckas told reporters earlier this week.Robicheaux and Riley are expected in court next month.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


May 18, 2021 0