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Cricket accounts for 93% of sports content consumption in India: BARC

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first_img WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – June 4, 2019 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen overtakes Bottas to move into 2nd place, Hamilton leads; Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Formula 1 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftIt further stated that cricket has gained 65% of viewership year-on-year even while other sports like Kabaddi, Wrestling, Football are gaining popularity.Courtesy: BARC IndiaYouth in the 15-30year age group has consumed 35% of LIVE cricket content I 2019. The share of NCCS AB cricket viewers is also up to 56% for the first 21 weeks of 2019. Women with 342 million viewers accounted for 48% of cricket audience.Similarly, there is an increase for women’s cricket content. The Women’s World Cup Final between India & England had a viewership of 39 million impressions. Indian Premier League average watch-time per viewer has increased from 28 to 34 in three years between 2016 and 2018. IPL has also grown in terms of total viewers.With broadcasters exploring cricket content beyond sports genre, footprint for the sport has gone beyond the sports channels even though the numbers for non-sports channels have reportedly declined, primarily also for the fact that with the regional sports channels launch by Star Sports IPL content has moved out of non-sports channels in regional markets.“The last 3 years have seen a steady increase in cricket content on sports channels. Apart from international cricket matches to the national favourite IPL, viewers today have a wide array of choice. From domestic competitions like the Ranji Trophy, the Duleep Trophy, the Vijaya Hazare Trophy etc to International T20 Leagues like Big Bash League, Mzansi Super League, Pakistan Super League, etc to popular celebrity leagues we can see it all on the small screen,” the report stated.Also Read: BARC India strengthens partnerships and product portfolioThe report also reveales that cricket content on television is approaching the 1 million hour mark annually, with 89000 hours being clocked in 2018. Non–sports channels carried 4700 hours of cricket content in 2016 and upwards of 5400 hours in 2018. Some news channels have the same cricket programme titles running over the last 3 years.Courtesy: BARC IndiaThe report adds that the T20 World Cup in 2016 and Champions Trophy in 2017 contributed 21% and 14% to the total cricket viewership of the year respectively. The absence of any major ICC event results in 28% drop in the international cricket viewing for 2018 whereas IPL made up for some of this deficit with 19% year on year growth in 2018.Live cricket content contributed to a minority share to (22% in 2016, 15% in 2017 and 16% in 2018) cricket content telecast. But the report informed that in absolute terms, live cricket has grown by 30% from 10882 hours in 2016 to 14180 hours in 2018.Courtesy: BARC IndiaIndia matches account for >50% airtime of all international matches telecast on television. However, the viewership lens shows the clear preference of Indian viewers for India matches accounting for 78%, 92% and 91% in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively.Courtesy: BARC IndiaThe report states that IPL dominates sports viewership in Indian homes during the league period. The 2018 IPL Season has accounted for the 40% cricket viewership share.It also stated that the return of CSK in 2018 saw viewership shifts in South markets like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh/Telangana and Karnataka. The top 5 markets have grown from 55% audience share in 2016 to 58% in 2018.Courtesy: BARC IndiaThere has been a 14% growth in the number of ads on Live telecast of International matches in 2018 vis-à-vis 2017. Ads in India Matches have witnessed 18% growth & 17% growth in 2017 and 2018 respectively. E-commerce has emerged as the dominant sector with share of ads going up from 14% in 2016 to 42% in 2018. Smartphones & telecom ads have decreased from 24% in 2016 to 11% in 2018.Smartphones & telecom dominate with 24% of ads in 2018. Share of e-commerce ads increased from 7% in 2016 to 17% in 2018. 2017 however, saw a peak with 29% of ads from e-commerce. Auto sector ads move southwards: from 14% in 2016 to 8% in 2018. 246 brands from 95 categories were advertised in this period. 158 brands were advertised on live as well as match highlights.Ad volumes grew over 100% in IPL-12 vis-à-vis IPL-11. 246 brands from 95 categories were advertised in this period. 158 brands were advertised on live as well as match highlights.Courtesy: BARC IndiaTop 10 categories contributed to 52% of the ads telecast. Further, services led by e-commerce brands have made a comeback as the top sector this season with 24% ads. Smartphones ads by 5 advertisers clocked 14.2% of all ads and emerge as the top category this IPL season followed by Auto-Cars with 5.7% of ads.The report also stated that domestic cricket is growing on the back of T20.Also Read: BARC India to launch integrated TV Plus measurement service Cricket with 12.3 billion impressions has contributed to 93% of the total sports content consumed by television audience in India. The magical number is achieved even when there was no major international cricket competition.A BARC India report ‘Cricket In India: It’s not just a game’ has revealed that 93% of the 766 million viewers who sampled sports content in 2018 have watched cricket. Sports viewership has grown from 43 billion impressions in 2016 to 51 billion impressions in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 9%. Cricket registered 12.3 billion impressions. 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Why I’d aim for a million with shares like this one

first_img Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 | More on: KEYS Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Why I’d aim for a million with shares like this one Image source: Getty Images. The stock market crash has produced many bargain shares. And well-known investors such as Warren Buffett usually shop for shares when they’re selling cheaper than they were.Good-quality companies don’t often sell cheaply. It often takes a crisis such as this stock market crash to bring down valuations. And if we buy shares when they’re down, we have a chance of profiting when the recovery arrives.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…How I’d aim for a millionI think buying cheaper shares is a decent strategy to help me aim for a million from the stock market. And one company I like the look of right now is Keystone Law (LSE: KEYS).Before the crisis, the law firm had a good record of rising revenue. The profits were going up as well. And so was the cash flow. There was also a rising shareholder dividend yield.On top of that, the share price rose by more than 170% over two years. But the stock market crash made the share price fall by just over 40%. It’s recovered a bit since, but the valuation is now much lower than it was before the crisis.And if the valuation rates up again, this could be a good share to have in a millionaire-maker portfolio. But I’d diversify between several small-cap shares to reduce the risk we’re taking on with smaller companies. And I’d mix some mid-cap and FTSE 100 shares in as well.Good figuresMeanwhile, today’s full-year report from the “challenger” law firm reveals to us some decent trading figures. Revenue rose by more than 16% compared to the year before. And adjusted earnings per share shot up by nearly 12%. Strong incoming cash flow backed the profits. But Keystone Law has cancelled the final shareholder dividend because of the coronavirus crisis. Nevertheless, the growth story is continuing. During the year, total fee-earning lawyers and other staff increased by just over 22% compared to the prior year.The coronavirus crisis hasn’t much affected the firm’s billing and cash-generating abilities. But since the outbreak of the pandemic, there’s been a “meaningful” decline in the number of new instructions from customers.  However, the directors reckon Keystone is in a “strong” position to deal with the financial and operational effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.The company is one that’s still trading through the crisis but with some effects to the business. Hopefully, the set-back will prove to be temporary. And the stock will perhaps go on to recover, adding to the potential of my portfolio.Meanwhile, there’s around £4.4m of cash on the balance sheet. And many of the costs are variable. So, if Keystone must lay off any staff, many costs will end as well. While the firm’s already set up for remote working, it’s also “diversified” across its markets.Of course, it’s hard for the directors to predict the future. But they reckon Keystone will remain profitable and cash generative in the trading year to January 2021, despite the crisis. With the share price near 428p, the P/E rating is just under 29. That’s quite high, but not as excessive as it was before the crash. I’m tempted to by some of the shares now for my portfolio to help me aim for a million. 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.center_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold “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! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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.last_img read more

Warren Buffett buys gold! Should you?

first_img See all posts by Paul Summers Paul Summers | Monday, 17th August, 2020 Image source: The Motley Fool Paul Summers owns shares in iShares Gold Producers UCITS ETF. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Enter Your Email Address Warren Buffett buys gold! Should you? 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. 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. When Warren Buffett buys something, the market sits up and takes notice. Investors get even more intrigued when that purchase relates to an asset he once had no time for.Buffett buys goldOn Friday, it was revealed that the greatest investor since the Second World War had bought gold. To be precise, the Sage of Omaha has added the world’s second-largest miner of the shiny stuff — Canada-based Barrick Gold Corp — to Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio in Q2.5G 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…In all, Buffett bought 20.9m shares, or 1.2% of the company. Based on the closing price at the end of last week, this amounts to a stake worth $564m.That may be a drop in the ocean for Berkshire Hathaway (market value: $500bn) but it still represents a significant development.Why significant?Buffett’s purchase of Barrick matters because the master investor has previously never rated gold. The precious metal, he once said, “doesn’t do anything,” thereby violating his rule to only invest in stuff that’s actually useful.The fact he’s now willing to invest in a company like Barrick when its shares are already at a seven-year high shows just how much the pandemic has impacted his strategy and where he now sees value. And who can blame him? With more money-printing likely in the US (further devaluing the dollar), investors will be looking for ways to hedge against inflation. This will likely push the price of gold even higher (beyond the record high hit earlier this month), which also increases the profit margins of those who mine it.In addition to this, the shiny stuff also tends to rise in value when stocks crash, which could still happen in the event of a second Covid-19 wave later in 2020. We’re certainly not in the clear yet!Should I buy Barrick too?Following Buffett into Barrick is certainly an option. Just know that you’ll probably end up paying a far higher price than he did.Unsurprisingly, Friday’s news sent the miner’s share price rocketing in after-hours trading. As word of Buffett’s deal continues to spread, I wouldn’t bet against it going even higher this week. Another thing worth mentioning is that any UK investors wanting to buy US shares must first complete a form with their broker before doing so. An alternative way of getting exposure to the miner is via a fund. The iShares Gold Producers UCITS ETF is one example.Despite having 55 stocks in its portfolio, just over 9% of this passive fund’s assets are tied up in Barrick.The only company it has more exposure to is Newmont — the world’s biggest producer of the precious metal. The fund has an annual charge of 0.55%. It’s up 37% year to date.Other stocks to considerIf you’d rather stick to large, London-listed stocks however, there’s always the option to buy stakes in FTSE 100 miners Polymetal International and/or Fresnillo instead.Polymetal has nine gold- and silver-producing mines across Russia and Kazakhstan. Fresnillo is the world’s largest producer of silver but also the second biggest gold miner in Mexico. If you’d bought either stock during the market crash in mid-March, you’re probably very close to doubling your cash by now. If you agree with Buffett that demand for gold is likely to rise for the foreseeable future, there could be even more gains on the way.last_img read more

Could this billion-dollar strategy help send the BP share price higher?

first_img 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jay Yao 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.center_img In early February, BP (LSE: BP) agreed to sell part of its interest in an Oman gas field for $2.6bn. In addition to raising billions of dollars, the sale helped bring BP closer to its intended divestment goal of selling $25bn worth of assets by 2025. With the Oman interest sale, management is more than halfway there to the divestment goal. Here’s how I think BP’s asset divestment strategy could affect its shares and what I’d do given the current BP share price.BP divestment strategyI reckon management’s billion-dollar divestment strategy could be beneficial for BP for several reasons.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…First, management can cut net debt faster with divestment. Once management hits their intended net debt target of $35bn, which they think they will achieve “sometime around 4Q 2021 and 1Q 2022”, BP has said before that it intends to repurchase shares again. If the buybacks are done correctly, I think it could help the BP share price.Second, management can increase the overall quality of its oil and gas portfolio by selling less attractive assets. With a higher quality portfolio, I reckon BP could potentially have more predictability in terms of its future income streams. Having more predictability could help management make better capital allocation decisions and perhaps even help the company’s valuation.Third, by selling some of its oil and gas assets, management could find it easier to go green. Not only would it be cutting its fossil fuel operation with divestments, but also BP could use some of the money raised to grow its green business. In terms of its green goals, the company has an ambitious goal of increasing its net global renewable capacity to 50GW by 2030 from 3.3 GW of capacity at the end of 2020. To accomplish that, management will need substantial capital.How the BP share price looks to meOverall, I’d buy the stock given the current share price.Although I don’t know what’s ahead for oil prices, I like how the price of the commodity has increased fairly substantially since October of last year. Given the higher prices, BP’s oil and gas operation looks more attractive given that it could generate more free cash flow. I reckon management can use some of that free cash flow to buy shares once they hit their net debt target.With this said, the shares can always go down. If oil demand doesn’t recover like the market expects due to the spread of Covid-19 variants, oil prices could go lower and that could hurt the BP share price. If management sells assets for less than the market thinks they’re worth, that divestment might not help either. Also, more and more governments around the world are trying to reduce emissions over time, with the US government recently rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change. With each day, there are more and more electric vehicles on the road that don’t consume potential petrol as well. Both trends present difficult challenges that could negatively affect the BP share price if management fails to adjust. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Jay Yao Could this billion-dollar strategy help send the BP share price higher? Jay Yao | Friday, 26th February, 2021 | More on: BP Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

House Under Oaks 2 / Juri Troy Architects

first_img Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918420/house-under-oaks-2-juri-troy-architects Clipboard Austria House Under Oaks 2 / Juri Troy Architects House Under Oaks 2 / Juri Troy ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Under Oaks 2 / Juri Troy Architects Architects: Juri Troy Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2018 Lead Architect: CopyAbout this officeJuri Troy ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEichgrabenAustriaPublished on June 10, 2019Cite: “House Under Oaks 2 / Juri Troy Architects” 10 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 stream Save this picture!© Juri Troy+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 22Save this picture!© Juri TroyText description provided by the architects. House under oaks 2 is a part of an overall concept of the Gartenstrasse in Eichgraben. Located in the middle of Wienerberg´s highlands, takes advantages of natural surrounding and fits into the hillside, without major landscape modification. Despite modest size, building contains three story and is able to accommodate 4-person-family.Save this picture!© Juri TroySave this picture!Save this picture!The main idea was to use us much sustainable resources and natural, local materials as it is possible. The construction consists of the massive timber. House is heated or cooled with the ground source heat pump, reducing household expenses and ecological footprint.Save this picture!© Juri TroyDue to the compact form, ground plans had to be planned as much effectively, and contains almost none circulation area. House levels are divided into three areas – ground floor with the entrance zone, first floor with the living area and second floor with the sleeping area. Rooms are linked with the landscape through the wide windows, allowing to maximize use of natural light. House under oaks 2 is an elegant example of sustainable way of building and thinking. The real charm of the house, however, appears in its inside, where the wooden interior and view on the valley connects viewer with the Wienerwald.Save this picture!© Juri TroyProject gallerySee allShow lessGrow Out Cellar / bergmeisterwolf architektenSelected ProjectsThe Granville / RCKaSelected Projects Share Photographscenter_img ArchDaily Juri Troy Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918420/house-under-oaks-2-juri-troy-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Juri Troy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT “COPY” CopyHouses•Eichgraben, Austrialast_img read more

It’s Back to School Today for Pasadena Unified

first_imgEducation It’s Back to School Today for Pasadena Unified Article and Photo courtesy of PUSD Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 1:49 am 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students will head back to school Tuesday, August 18 as the 2015-2016 academic year kicks off at the district’s 29 schools.“The excitement and the energy of the first day of school is usually a reminder of the potential of every one of our students and prospect that great things will happen during the year,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D. “We welcome students, parents and staff to the new school year with great enthusiasm and a clear vision for providing a caring, engaging and challenging educational experience for every student, every day, in partnership with our families and communities.”Under Superintendent McDonald’s leadership, PUSD will focus on five strategic directions in 2015-2016 as its students and schools continue to gain momentum:• Dynamic Instruction – Preparing, inspiring and supporting students through engaging, relevant and differentiated instruction.• Outstanding Staff – Supporting employees who exemplify our values by empowering, retaining and fairly compensating staff in recognition of their outstanding work.• Quality Learning Environment – Providing facilities that are functional, clean, safe, and welcoming for students, staff and the community.• High-Performing, Accountable Organization – Developing clear expectations and tools for employees so they can deliver top-notch customer service to our patrons, instruction to our students and fiscal stewardship for the taxpayers.• Meaningful Collaboration and Partnerships with Students, Families and Our Communities Based on our Shared Values and Vision – Using the abundant resources in the Pasadena area to support student achievement.As families get ready for the start of school, PUSD offers some tips to make sure students are ready for the first day of school:1. Be at school on time and ready to learn Tuesday, Aug. 18. PUSD families are reminded that when it comes to school attendance, every day really does count—starting with the first day of school. Children suffer academically if they miss school and, according to state law, a child with three unexcused absences in a school year is classified as truant. Parents and guardians have a legal responsibility to get their children to school.2. Be sure children are ready for the first day of school with required vaccinations. In order to attend school, state law requires that all students entering school to be up to date with their immunizations and that seventh grade students have proof of a TDAP (Whooping Cough) vaccination. Visit www.shotsforschool.org for information on immunization requirements. PUSD’s Primary Health Clinic is offering immunizations for students who are uninsured or on Medi-Cal beginning August 17. For more information, contact the Clinic at (626) 396-3600 ext. 88180.3. Have a nutritious breakfast and lunch. PUSD Food Services serves healthy and nutritious meals including fresh fruit and vegetables at every PUSD campus. Families can now apply online for school meal benefits at www.applyforlunch.com. Whether applying online or on paper, please complete one form per family and be sure to list all adults and children living in your home. Remember, families must apply for meal benefits each year.4. Learn about transportation options to get to school. PUSD offers bus transportation to select schools. High school students can check with their school office to obtain an application for a TAP card. To plan your trip using the Pasadena ARTS Bus visit www.cityofpasadena.net/artsbus or the Metro Gold Line visit www.metro.net. Also remind students to be extra cautious on their way to and from school next week as Tuesday is the first day back to school for drivers too.5. Make plans for after school programs. Pasadena LEARNs offers after school enrichment at 23 PUSD campuses. Activities complement the school day, and include homework help, leadership, visual and performing arts classes, structured recreation, academic enrichment activities and literacy development. Apply online here or at your child’s school.Families should check with their school to verify the start time of school Tuesday.Pasadena Unified School District, 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-3600 or visit www.pusd.us/pages/PasadenaUSD. 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Filing Fabricated Evidence BeforeCourt For Gaining Unfair Advantage Amounts To Contempt of Court: Orissa High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesFiling Fabricated Evidence BeforeCourt For Gaining Unfair Advantage Amounts To Contempt of Court: Orissa High Court Nupur Thapliyal21 Dec 2020 8:57 AMShare This – xThe Orissa High Court on Monday while dealing with an interim bail application held that that filing of a forged or fabricated document in the Court with a purpose of getting any relief amounts to criminal contempt within the meaning of Sec. 2(c) of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. Background The order came after a petition for interim bail application was filed by the petition on…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?LoginThe Orissa High Court on Monday while dealing with an interim bail application held that that filing of a forged or fabricated document in the Court with a purpose of getting any relief amounts to criminal contempt within the meaning of Sec. 2(c) of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. Background The order came after a petition for interim bail application was filed by the petition on the grounds that his wife, Santosini Kanhar was suffering from multiple diseases and was advised by the doctor to be on complete rest in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The petitioner annexed copies of medical prescription and fitness certificate with the bail application. The Court vide order dated 09.12.2020 ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cuttack to conduct an examination into the authenticity of medical documents after the State raised doubts over its legitimacy and to submit a detailed report in a sealed cover. After the enquiry, a report was therefore received on 16.12.2020 in a sealed cover which disclosed that there was no doctor working in the hospital by the name of Dr. SK Bhol who had issued the medical certificate granting complete bed rest. It was also found that the designation seal used in making the certificate was forged and therefore, the documents were fabricated. The Court ordered the deponent, a relative of the petitioner, who had sworn the affidavit of interim bail application to be produced before the Trial Court and ordered immediate steps to be taken for his arrest. The deponent was then produced before the High Court on Monday where he was found guilty of contempt of court. Filing Fabricated and Forged Documents Amounts to Criminal Contempt The Court while interpreting the meaning of criminal contempt under Sec. 2(c) of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 held that “If a forged and fabricated document is filed in Court to get some relief, the same may amount to interference with the administration of justice. The obstruction of justice is to interpose obstacles or impediments, or to hinder, impede or in any manner interrupt or prevent the administration of justice.” The High Court was of the view that anyone who takes the recourse of fraud for the purpose of deflecting the course of judicial proceedings interferes with the administration of justice and such person should not only be punished for the wrongdoing but the punishment must also serve as a deterrent for others to not indulge in similar acts which shake the faith of people in judicial system. The Court observed that the term ‘due course of justice’ used under Sec. 2 (c) and Sec. 13 of the Act involves a broader stream of administration of justice which is not limited to any particular judicial proceeding. The law of contempt is one of the many measures wherein the due process of law is safeguarded from being hindered. “Due process of law is blinkered by acts or conduct of the parties to the litigation or witnesses or generate tendency to impede or undermine the free flow of the unsullied stream of justice by blatantly resorting, with impunity, to fabricate Court proceedings to thwart fair adjudication of dispute and its resultant end.” the Court ordered. On the aspect of punishment of criminal contempt, the Court observed that if the act substantially interferes or tends to interfere with the administration of justice, the same is liable to be punished. The Court while noting that there has been an increasing tendency of the parties to use fabricated or false evidences to gain unfair advantage of judicial process, it relied on the judgments of Chandra Shashi v. Anil Kumar Verma (1995)1 S.C.C. 421 and Ram Autar Shukla v. Arvind Shukla 1995 Supp(2) S.C.C. 130 wherein the Apex Court held that even if the element of mens rea is unclear or obscure but the act tends to undermine the dignity of court, such act is sufficient to be amounted as contempt of court. The Court held that the conduct of the deponent in filing fabricated and false medical documents is prima facie proof of contempt of court and ordered that he shall be detained in judicial custody till further orders. The case will now be listed before the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Orissa High Court for passing further orders under Sec. 18 of the Act.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Pioneer Museum hosts Southest Regional Quilt Study Saturday

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Sponsored Content Glover has created numerous quilts inspired from landscapes and architecture. Her log cabin “Landscapes & Buildings” quilts are featured in her book, “A New Look at Log Cabin Quilts.” Her quilt “Row Houses” was selected one of the 100 Best American Quilt of the 20th Century. “Row Houses” and several of Flavin’s Log Cabin landscape quilts are featured in various television programs, including “Simply Quilts.”For more information, call the museum at 334-566-3597. For lunch reservations, call Sherry Burkhalter at 334-790-9045. Skip By Jaine Treadwell Pioneer Museum hosts Southest Regional Quilt Study Saturday The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host the Southeast Regional Quilt Study led by noted quilter Flavin Glover from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $6 with the option of lunch at the museum for an additional $7.Kari Barley, museum director, said the focus of the study will be the museum’s permanent quilt collection with the oldest, a feather quilts, dating back to 1775.Barley said the quilt was brought to Pike County from South Carolina in 1820 by the Passmore family. You Might Like SAY YES TO VBS: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church hosts Bible school (photos) Messenger photo/Courtney PattersonSt. Mark’s Episcopal Church had their first day of Vacation Bible School Wednesday. Jonah Brown and Camden Moseley… read more Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Published 3:00 am Thursday, June 4, 2015 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The story is that the family stood by the road and watched as the Indians from this area were driven westward around 1832,” Barley said. “The study will touch on the history of some of the quilts and will also include Flavin Glover’s quilts and quilts that belong to other quilts in the group.”Following the study, there will be a show and tell time for those who would like to share and discuss their own quilts.“This is an opportunity for those who are interested in any aspect of quilts and the art of quilting to participate in a study led by a quilt designer and teacher,” Barley said. “Flavin Glover has a degree in clothing, textiles and related arts from Auburn University. Her trademark is innovative log cabin and geometric patchwork quilts. Her quilts are composed of many fabrics in vibrant colors.” By Secrets Revealed Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

Attorney says accused officer in George Floyd’s death ‘did not commit a crime’

first_imgAGUSTIN PAULLIER/AFP via Getty ImagesBy JON HAWORTH, EMILY SHAPIRO, MEREDITH DELISO and MARC NATHANSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage, protests and calls for police reform in Minneapolis, across the United States and around the world.Second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. The three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter. All four officers have been fired. Here is how the news unfolded on Monday. All times Eastern:9:44 p.m.: Los Angeles will not prosecute peaceful curfew breakersDemonstrators in Los Angeles who broke curfew during recent protests will not be prosecuted, officials said.Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that curfew violators and those who failed to disperse when ordered by police will not be prosecuted, and City of Los Angeles officials likewise said they will not prosecute those who were arrested “for nonviolent offenses during the protests.”“Powerful, peaceful, passionate protest is inseparable from the American identity, and I am proud of the thousands of Angelenos who have filled our streets to call for justice, cry out for change, and demand racial equality for Black Angelenos and all communities of color,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement. “I fully support City Attorney Mike Feuer’s decision not to prosecute or seek any punishment for those who broke curfew or failed to disperse during the recent protests, unless those cases involve violence, vandalism or looting.”City officials, however, said that those arrested will have to take part in a menu of programs or forums involving the “exchange of ideas,” instead of going to court. 7:32 p.m.: Minneapolis looking at ‘year of engagement’ in police planThe Minneapolis City Council said that it is committed to a year of public engagement in its intent to disband the city’s police department in favor of a more community-oriented agency.“I know that we have committed ourselves to a year of engagement. If we move faster than that, that’s awesome,” Councilman Jeremiah Ellison said Monday in a Zoom call with press hosted by the Justice Collaborative. “You also have to understand that the Minneapolis Police Department has been around for 150 years. So developing an entirely new apparatus for public safety, we’ve got to do our due diligence and communicate with the public about that.”Councilwoman Alondra Cano, the council’s public safety chair, said she wants to get input from the police department in addition to the community.The City Council said it plans to redirect funds from the police department to other community safety strategies. The council was set to receive an amended city budget from Mayor Jacob Frey on June 12 and make its final determination on June 30, though that timeline may have shifted, Cano said.“I believe that we should and can redirect funds from MPD into other community safety strategies that can help inform and bring life to that new public safety system that we all want to create,” Cano said. “I do want to redirect funds from MPD when we get the chance to take that vote. I’m hoping that happens within the next 30 days.”City Council President Lisa Bender noted that the city’s budget is in a “very different place” than it was a few months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ll be budgeting in a very different environment starting very soon in July,” she said, adding that that might impact the City Council’s priorities.With the police union’s contract currently up for negotiation, Ellison said it’s unclear at this time if the council would move forward with the bargaining agreement.6 p.m.: Attorney for accused officer says rookie cop committed no crimeAn attorney for one of the former police officers accused in the death of George Floyd tells ABC News that his client did not commit a crime and will not be pleading guilty in the case.Earl Gray, the attorney for former officer Thomas Lane, tells ABC News’ Alex Perez that Lane had been on the job for only four days at the time of the incident and that he relied heavily on the advice and training of 20-year veteran officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen on video holding Floyd down with his knee on Floyd’s neck.Lane was “concerned about the guy,” and after medics arrived he “jumped in the ambulance” to perform CPR, Gray said.Gray said that Lane asked three times, “Shall we roll him over?” but Chauvin refused.“My client did exactly what he was supposed to do — followed the experienced officer’s advice,” Gray said. “He had no knowledge that Chauvin was killing this guy.”Gray said that Lane would not be accepting a plea deal in the case.5:25 p.m.: Portland police chief to resignThe chief of the Portland Police Bureau in Oregon says she’s stepping aside for new leadership following protests that have rippled through the city.Jami Resch, who is white, is resigning as chief of the bureau and will be replaced with Lt. Chuck Lovell, who is black, the bureau announced Monday.“Over the last 10 days I’ve watched our city, I’ve listened and I hear you,” Resch said at a press briefing.Lovell said he’s heard concerns from the black community that “we don’t feel like you treat us the same.”“I’m going to listen, I’m going to care about the community and I’m going to care about the people in the organization,” he said.Resch, who was sworn in as chief in late December, said she will remain with the bureau in some capacity.“When Chief Resch told me that she believed our community needed new voices to lead the conversation around community safety, I agreed,” Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said at the briefing. “Together, we’re going to work on meaningful and bold reforms within the Portland Police Bureau.”Last week, Resch asked the city to “come together to stop those who are holding our city with violence” after some protests resulted in vandalism, the Associated Press reported.4:15 p.m.: France bans police chokeholdsFrance’s government on Monday announced a new ban on chokeholds by police.“The French police are not the American police,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, “but legitimate questions arose … I decided to take measures because no one should risk their life during an arrest.”Castaner said the neck grips will be abandoned and no longer be taught in police schools, calling it a “dangerous method. “Also, if a police officer “has to maintain someone on the ground during their arrest, it will now be forbidden to lean on their neck or back of neck,” Castaner said.3:30 p.m.: Alleged KKK leader arrested for driving into protesters, prosecutor saysA Virginia prosecutor says she’s considering hate crime charges against a man who was arrested for allegedly driving into protesters Sunday night.The suspect, “by his own admission and by a cursory glance at his social media, is an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Confederate ideology,” Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said in a statement Monday.Taylor said her office is “investigating whether hate crime charges are appropriate.”At this time the suspect is charged with assault and battery, attempted malicious wounding and felony vandalism, prosecutors said. It doesn’t appear anyone was seriously injured Sunday night.Taylor said, “Protesters acting peaceably, well within their constitutional rights of assembly, should not have to fear violence. We lived through this in Charlottesville in 2017. I promise Henricoans that this egregious criminal act will not go unpunished.”2:50 p.m.: DC considering emergency police reform legislationOn Tuesday, the city council in Washington, D.C. will consider emergency legislation to ban chokeholds, speed up release of body camera video and increase funding for alternative measures to reduce and respond to crime.City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson told reporters Monday that he believes the bill will pass and said that the council might also look at transferring funds from the police department to pay for alternative means of policing.Mayor Muriel Bowser said she expects to support the bill, adding, “we want to make sure we understand the technicalities.”This announcement comes amid a rallying cry to “defund the police,” a message seen on signs and streets during protests.Tens of thousands of people gathered in D.C. to protest Saturday, the city’s largest protest in the wake of Floyd’s death.D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said no arrests were made in connection to Saturday’s demonstration.“I heard the protests described as largely without violence,” said Newsham. “I would correct that statement and say exclusively without violence.”1:30 p.m.: Public viewing begins in Houston for George FloydA six-hour public viewing is underway for George Floyd at a church in Houston, his hometown.Mourners in masks have lined up in the blazing heat to show their respects.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was among those in attendance.Floyd’s funeral will be in Houston on Tuesday.12:57 p.m.: Confederate monument taken down in LouisvilleA monument of Confederate Officer John Breckenridge Castleman was taken down in Louisville, Kentucky, Monday morning after a judge ruled on Friday that the city had the right to do so.Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted, “We have much more to do to dismantle the structures that got us here. This is just one step, & I promise to do everything needed so that African Americans in our city are afforded the justice, opportunity & equity they deserve.”The statue will go to a storage facility where it’ll be cleaned. It’ll later be taken to the cemetery where Castleman is buried, city officials said.This comes just days after officials announced the removal of Confederate-era monuments in Virginia and Indiana.Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday said Richmond’s statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee would be taken down.Northam said the statue’s size and prominence in the city “sends a message” to young children who visit Richmond and ask about the towering monument.“We can no longer honor a system that was based on the buying and selling of enslaved people,” he said.Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Thursday said a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a prison camp in the city will be removed from a local park.The monument, initially in a cemetery, was put in the park in 1928 after “efforts by public officials, active in the KKK, who sought to ‘make the monument more visible to the public,’” Hogsett tweeted.“Whatever original purpose this grave marker might once have had, for far too long it has served as nothing more than a painful reminder of our state’s horrific embrace of the Ku Klux Klan a century ago,” Hogsett said. “Time is up, and this grave marker will come down.”12:07 p.m.: Cuomo says he’ll sign police reform bills ‘as soon as they are passed’New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said he’ll sign new policing and criminal justice reform bills “as soon as they are passed.”He said proposals in new state legislation include: disciplinary record transparency; banning chokeholds; and appointing the state attorney general as a special prosecutor in police shooting cases to promote objectivity.“How many times do you have to see the same situation before you act? And we are going to act in the state of New York,” Cuomo said.“We worked with the legislature over the weekend — I think we have an agreement on the bills that are going to be introduced,” Cuomo said. “If they pass the bills that we have discussed, I will sign the bills and I will sign them as soon as they are passed.”11:26 a.m.: Mom speaks out after son shot dead by officers during protestsThe mother of David McAtee, a black man shot dead by officers during protests, said Monday, “the only thing I want for my son is peace and justice.”At about 12:15 a.m. on June 1, members of the Louisville, Kentucky, police and Kentucky National Guard were trying to disperse a crowd when they “were fired upon,” Gov. Andy Beshear said last week.The local police and National Guard returned fire, resulting in McAtee’s death, officials said.McAtee then appeared to fire a gun outside his restaurant, toward the officers, police said.Officers took cover and returned fire, police said.McAtee’s mother, Odessa Riley, said at a news conference Monday that McAtee “had nothing in his hand” in the video and did not fire the first shot.Steve Romines, an attorney for McAtee’s family, said police claim McAtee fired first in an effort “to steer public opinion against the victim.”If the officers’ body cameras were on, a lot of questions could be answered right now, the attorneys for the family said.Romines said he does not believe McAtee fired a weapon at all — especially if the restaurant owner knew it was law enforcement there.“David loved law enforcement,” he said.After McAtee was shot, Riley said that “no ambulance showed up — my son laid in there for 12 long hours.”Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer last week said “it was outrageous his body was left at the scene.”Fischer said this case did not have as many investigators as usual because of the protests. Homicide investigators had to interview hundreds of National Guard members before the body could be removed, he said.Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad was fired after it was announced that no body camera footage was available of McAtee’s shooting.Conrad previously said he would retire at the end of June after facing immense pressure following the March death of Breonna Taylor, a young black woman who was shot dead by police while in her home.No charges have been filed in connection with Taylor’s death.Congressional Democrats took a knee inside the Capitol Monday morning to observe a moment of silence in honor of George Floyd.The moment of silence lasted 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the length of time Chauvin allegedly pinned Floyd to the ground.Those participating included Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and California Sen. Kamala Harris.The moment of silence came just before House and Senate Democrats held a news conference to unveil the Justice In Policing Act of 2020.Goals of the legislation include: removing the barrier of prosecuting police misconduct; demilitarizing the police; and combating police brutality by requiring body cameras and dashboard cameras.“This has never been done before at the federal level,” Schumer said at the news conference.“We cannot settle for anything less than transformative, structural change,” Pelosi said.Schumer called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the bill to the floor of the Senate before July.“A divided nation cannot wait for healing, for solutions,” Schumer said.7:14 a.m.: Minneapolis mayor: ‘Am I for completely abolishing the police department? No I am not’Jacob Frey, the mayor of Minneapolis, spoke with ABC News’ Good Morning America Monday about addressing the Minneapolis City Council’s intent to move toward dismantling the city’s police department and police reform.In the interview, Frey doubled down on his opposition to abolishing the police department.“Let me be clear, I am for massive structural and transformational reform to an entire system that has not for generations worked for black and brown people.” Frey said. ” We have failed them and we need to entirely reshape the system. We need a full on cultural shift in how our police department and departments throughout the country function. Am I for entirely abolishing the police department? No, I’m not.”Frey said he is looking forward to working with the Minneapolis City Council on coming up with a solution and that he would be working with them directly on coming up with a compromise and clarified the kinds of reforms he will be pushing for in the coming days.“There are so many areas where both mayors and chiefs, elected officials and otherwise, have been hamstrung for generations because we can’t get that necessary culture shift because we have difficulty both terminating and disciplining officers and then getting that termination or discipline to stick,” Frey continued. “And so let me be very clear, we’re going after the police union, the police union contract, the arbitration provisions that mandate that we have arbitration at the end of the process and oftentimes that reverts the officer right back to where they were to begin with. We need to be able to have the culture shift and if we’re going to do that it also means we need to have the ability to discipline officers to begin with.”Frey also reiterated the importance of using the momentum that has been building toward fundamental and structural reforms of the existing system.But his opinion has not been a popular one within his own community.On Saturday the mayor was booed out of a protest after he said he did not support abolishing the police department.A protester asked Frey if he supported defunding the police department, however, he did not answer that question and instead said he “did not support the full abolition of the police.”Boos quickly permeated through the crowd and protesters chanted, “Go home Jacob! Go home!”Activists have called for defunding police departments in the U.S., often meaning taking money out of the police budget and putting it toward the community. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced such a measure earlier this week.Said Frey: “I support people expressing their first amendment rights even when it means that they’re calling me out. So is it difficult? Yes, of course, it’s difficult. But let’s remember this is not about me. This is about the tragic murder of George Floyd by a police officer. We need to be grounded in that as we move forward.”6:41 a.m.: Family of George Floyd appeals to UN to intervene in caseCivil rights attorney Ben Crump, the legal team, and the family of George Floyd have submitted an Urgent Appeal to the United Nations to intervene in the case of Floyd’s death and make recommendations for systemic police reform in the U.S., according to a statement released by Crump.In a June 3 letter, Crump and George Floyd’s family urged the UN to investigate the circumstances around the death of Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers and sent recommendations for systemic police reform.“Among the reforms requested were deescalating techniques, independent prosecutions and autopsies for every extrajudicial police killing in an effort to stop further human rights abuses including torture and extrajudicial killings of African Americans to protect their inherent and fundamental human right to life,” the statement read.Said Crump: “The United States of America has a long pattern and practice of depriving Black citizens of the fundamental human right to life … The United States government has consistently failed to hold police accountable and did not bring Federal criminal charges even in cases with irrefutable video evidence. When a group of people of any nation have been systemically deprived of their universal human right to life by its government for decades, it must appeal to the international community for its support and to the United Nations for its intervention.”1:35 a.m.: Trump reignites NFL feud with tweet aimed at football commissionerPresident Donald Trump reopened the national anthem debate with the NFL after tweeting a response late Sunday night to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s video.The video, released on June 5, said the NFL erred in how it dealt with player protests of police brutality and systemic racism.Trump’s tweet read: “Could it be even remotely possible that in Roger Goodell’s rather interesting statement of peace and reconciliation, he was intimating that it would now be O.K. for the players to KNEEL, or not to stand, for the National Anthem, thereby disrespecting our Country & our Flag?”Trump seems to have taken issue with Goodell’s statement on Friday.Goodell had said in a June 5 video, “We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.”“We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter. I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country,” Goodell said.An NFL spokesman told ABC News on Sunday that Goodell’s statement was a direct response to a plea from a group of NFL players who directly addressed the league in a message posted on Friday and called on the NFL to “listen to your players.”Goodell’s message did not address the national anthem, the American flag or kneeling.In September 2017, Trump, while speaking in Alabama, encouraged team owners to release players who knelt during the anthem.“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired,’” Trump said at the time.In a video titled “I am George Floyd” and posted on the NFL’s Twitter page, a group of NFL players including Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and Tyrann Mathieu, delivered this message: “How many times do we need to ask you to listen to your players? What will it take? For one of us to be murdered by police brutality?”“We will not be silent. We reserve our rights to peacefully protest,” the players said.12:41 a.m.: Seattle police chief and mayor announce new policiesSeattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced that in an attempt to de-escalate tensions between police and protesters, there will be a reduction of officers outside the East precinct where clashes have happened, and the officers will remove some of their protective gear.It’s of “paramount importance that we meet peace with peace,” she said.Best also said that her family is out protesting.Meanwhile, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said she’ll examine the budget of the police department to reprioritize spending and will look for $100 million in the city budget to redirect to a new community commission of Seattle’s black community.She also announced an emergency order requiring police to turn on their body cameras during demonstrations.10:56 p.m.: Hollywood march draws upwards of 20,000Sunday’s protest march in Hollywood drew an estimated 20,000 demonstrators, according to aerial footage from Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV.As part of the protest, a Black Lives Matter flag flew atop Hollywood’s iconic Capitol Records building.In New York City, demonstrations extended into the evening after authorities lifted the curfew that had been in effect.Largely peaceful protests occurred in Manhattan’s Union Square, Washington Square Park and Columbus Circle, as well as locations throughout Brooklyn.Protests continued in Boston, Chicago, Miami and Pittsburgh, among other cities.ABC News’ Dee Carden, Deena Zaru, Marilyn Heck, Ibtissem Guenfoud, Bonnie Mclean and Kirit Radia contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Coronavirus live updates: Virus can linger in air for hours: CDC

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1 million people worldwide.Over 35.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 209,857 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 832,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 790,000 cases and over 716,000 cases, respectively.More than 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least seven of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Oct 05, 4:06 pmUS surpasses 210,000 deathsThe U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has now surpassed 210,000, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.The death toll reached 200,000 on Sept. 22 and continues to climb as several locations around the country see rises in cases.The U.S. leads the world in COVID-19 deaths, followed by Brazil, which has over 146,000 and counting, and India, which has over 102,000 and counting.Oct 05, 2:31 pmCDC reposts warnings about airborne transmissionAfter a back and forth last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control posted new guidance Monday on its website once again warning people about airborne spread of the coronavirus.The updated guidelines state some infections can be spread by exposure to the virus in small droplets and particles that can linger in the air for minutes to hours.The CDC added that those transmissions can take place, “within enclosed spaces that had inadequate ventilation. Sometimes the infected person was breathing heavily, for example while singing or exercising.”“Today’s update acknowledges the existence of some published reports showing limited, uncommon circumstances where people with COVID-19 infected others who were more than 6 feet away or shortly after the COVID-19-positive person left an area,” the agency said in a statement.The updated language does not change CDC recommendations on social distancing, mask wearing, avoiding large gatherings, and conducting any event or gathering outside as much as possible.The new guidance came a month after the agency was criticized for posting guidance on airborne transmission on its site and then removing it two days later.John Brooks, the chief medical officer for CDC’s COVID-19 response, apologized for the changes during a Sept. 21 briefing and told reporters that the initial posting went up too early since they were still conducting a scientific review.-ABC News’ Stephanie EppsOct 05, 12:48 pmNYC public schools in hot spot ZIP codes will be closedAll New York City public schools located in the nine ZIP codes that have been deemed hot spots for rising COVID-19 cases will be closed, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday.The nine zip codes, located in Brooklyn and Queens, have seen a recent rise in positive tests — about 100 public schools will be affected.Mayor Bill de Blasio sent a proposal on Sunday to the state government requesting the closure of all schools and nonessential businesses in those ZIP codes. Cuomo approved the proposal on Monday.The schools will be closed beginning Tuesday.Oct 05, 11:57 amUK reports more than 12,000 new casesThere were 12,594 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 fatalities confirmed in the United Kingdom over the past 24 hours.The latest daily tally is just short of the records set over the weekend when Public Health England said 15,841 cases between Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 were not included in the United Kingdom’s reported daily case counts due to a technical issue. The unreported cases were added retroactively to reach Saturday’s count of 12,872 new case and Sunday’s 22,961.The cumulative total is now at 515,571 cases with 42,369 deaths, according to the latest data from the U.K. government.ABC News’ Joseph Simonetti and Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Oct 05, 11:36 amAnalysis shows cases increasing in 33 US statesAn ABC News analysis of COVID-19 trends across all 50 U.S. states as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico found there were increases in newly confirmed cases over the past two weeks in 33 states plus Puerto Rico.The seven-day average of new cases in the United States is now the highest it has been since Aug. 22, a concerning national trend as health experts warn that colder temperatures could only exacerbate the spread of the virus.The analysis also found increases in the daily positivity rate of COVID-19 tests in 25 states, increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations in 35 states plus Washington, D.C., and increases in daily COVID-19 death tolls in 18 states.Four states — Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin — hit a record number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations in a day. Nine states — all in the Midwest and West — have reported a record rise in COVID-19 cases during the last seven days.Since Sept. 13, the seven-day national average of new cases has increased by nearly 25%.The trends were all analyzed from data collected and published by the COVID Tracking Project over the past two weeks, using the linear regression trend line of the seven-day moving average.ABC News’ Benjamin Bell, Brian Hartman, Soorin Kim and Arielle Mitropolous contributed to this report.Oct 05, 8:26 am10% of world population may have been infected, WHO saysThe head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Monday that “best estimates” indicate roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the novel coronavirus.“The vast majority of the world remains at risk,” Dr. Michael Ryan told a meeting of the WHO’s 34-member executive board, noting that the figures vary from rural to urban areas and between different groups.Based on the current world population, that estimate would amount to more than 760 million infected individuals — well over the 35 million diagnosed cases of COVID-19 tallied worldwide by both the WHO and Johns Hopkins University.“We are now heading into a difficult period,” Ryan warned.Oct 05, 7:32 amRussia records highest single-day spike in cases since MayRussia confirmed 10,888 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, the country’s highest single-day increase since May 12.An additional 117 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded in the past day, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.The country’s cumulative total now stands at 1,225,889 confirmed cases and 21,475 deaths.More than 32% of the newly confirmed cases — 3,527 — were registered in the capital, Moscow.It’s the first time in almost four months that Russia has reported over 10,000 new cases in a day. The country’s COVID-19 outbreak has started to grow following the summer holidays, with many restrictions lifted and social distancing guidance disregarded.Oct 05, 6:32 amIndia registers over 74,000 new casesIndia confirmed another 74,442 new cases of COVID-19 and 1,039 fatalities in the past 24 hours.The country’s cumulative total now stands at 6,623,815 confirmed cases with 102,685 deaths, according to the latest data from the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.India is only the second country to surpass six million total cases, after the United States. The vast country of 1.3 billion people has the highest COVID-19 infection rate of anywhere in the world, although it is now on a downward trend. The number of active COVID-19 cases in India has remained below one million for the last two weeks.India also has the highest number of recovered COVID-19 patients in the world, with more than 5.5 million people who have survived the disease. The country’s recovery rate stands at 84%, according to the health ministry.Oct 05, 5:47 amParis and its suburbs will move to ‘maximum alert zone’French Prime Minister Jean Castex has ordered Paris and its inner suburbs to be placed on maximum COVID-19 alert with new restrictions due to rising cases.Castex’s office told Agence France-Presse on Sunday that the French capital had “crossed the three thresholds corresponding to the maximum alert zone several days ago and this trend was confirmed over the weekend.”The restrictive measures, which will be laid out at a press conference with the city’s mayor Monday morning, will come into force on Tuesday and will last for two weeks. Being put on the highest level of alert means bars will be forced to close during that time and restaurants will have to impose new sanitary protocols in order to stay open.The move comes after bars and restaurants in the French port city of Marseille and nearby Aix-en-Provence were ordered to shut their doors last week as the number of COVID-19 infections climbed. The businesses are allowed to reopen this week, in accordance with a reinforced sanitary protocol.France is not the only country seeing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Other European nations including Spain and the United Kingdom are also grappling with growing outbreaks.Since the start of the pandemic, France’s public health agency has confirmed more than 619,000 cases with at least 32,230 deaths.Oct 05, 4:28 amUS reports more than 35,000 new casesThere were 35,504 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Sunday’s tally is well below the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.An additional 337 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Sunday, down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 7,418,107 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 209,725 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has hovered around 40,000 in recent weeks.An internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Friday night shows that the number of new cases recorded in the United States is continuing to increase slightly while the number of new deaths increased significantly in week-over-week comparisons.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more