Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) 2007 Abridged Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 abridged results.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2007 abridged results.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgE.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileEast Africa Cables Limited manufactures electrical cables and conductors in Kenya and sells its products through retail outlets in East and Central Africa. The company produces utility cables which include aluminium overhead conductors for aerial transmission lines and service drop cables for secondary overhead transmission; feeders to residential homes; cables for power and lighting circuits; home electrical appliances; and armoured and non-armoured cables for electricity distribution. East Africa Cables also provides automotive cables for electrical harnesses, battery cables and ignition cables. Telecommunications and data cables sold by the company include structured cabling systems, LAN cables, fiber optic cables, aerial bundled cables, XLPE insulation products and halogen-free fire-retardant cables. East African Cables Limited is a subsidiary of Cable Holdings (Kenya) Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East Africa Cables Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Episcopal priest goes viral for wearing the same dress for…

first_img Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The challenge is intended to change people’s perceptions of how much clothing they need, and to bring awareness to the fashion industry’s unsustainable and environmentally harmful practices.“I’ve always been concerned about fast fashion anyway and the impact on the planet,” Robbins-Cole told Episcopal News Service.She wore a breathable black merino wool dress from Sept. 6 to Christmas – except to sleep and work out – and it only needed to be washed about a dozen times. She enjoyed the challenge so much, she said, that she’s now more than halfway into yet another 100-day dress challenge, which she started on Jan. 29 with a different dress. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA People Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Robbins-Cole got the idea for the 100-day dress challenge from a social media post several months into the pandemic.“I thought, ‘Well, this seems like something that would be an interesting challenge to do during a pandemic,’” she said. “It just kind of suited my moral compass and … I usually wear a dress to work anyway.”Among the environmental impact statistics that stick with her are the approximately 700-800 gallons of water that go into producing one cotton T-shirt and the 81 pounds of clothing that end up in landfills for each American every year. Americans now buy five times as much clothing as they did in 1980, according to textile recycling company USAgain; when it’s no longer wanted, 85% of that clothing gets thrown away, and even the remaining 15% that gets donated often ends up in landfills anyway.For Robbins-Cole the project started as more of a personal challenge – a way to get creative with putting together a new look each day with the same dress as a base.“I chose the first dress because it seemed the most versatile,” she said, “so I thought I could probably get 100 different looks out of it.” Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Rev. Sarah Robbins-Cole has made headlines around the world for her 100-day dress challenge, a response to the environmental damage caused by unsustainable “fast fashion.” Photos: Sarah Robbins-Cole[Episcopal News Service] For many who have worked from home during the pandemic, wearing the same clothes for more than a day has become a normal occurrence. But one Episcopal priest is doing it to the extreme, on purpose.In 2020, the Rev. Sarah Robbins-Cole, rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Holliston, Massachusetts, and chaplain at Wellesley College, wore the same dress for 100 days in a row as a challenge to counter “fast fashion” – the now-ubiquitous practice of buying cheap, mass-produced clothing and throwing it away or donating it to charity when it’s no longer fashionable. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL A common reaction she gets is disbelief – “That’s so great you can do that; I could never do it.” But it turned out to be easier than she expected, and “it’s just seriously not a big deal,” she said. As of April 8, she’s 68 days into the second 100-day challenge, this time using a different dress – also made from breathable black merino wool – that she received as a gift. Because her followers asked her to keep posting her daily outfits, she’s kept up the routine every day.But is this just a Zoom-era challenge? When it’s safe enough to gather in person regularly, will she switch it up more often?“I don’t know – I’ll probably go back to my clothes at some point,” she said. Until then, she’s enjoying making connections and educating people. “I don’t know how long I’ll do it into the future, but it’s working.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal priest goes viral for wearing the same dress for 100 days as a fashion sustainability challenge Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Since she wasn’t seeing people in person as much, not many people noticed initially, especially since she often wears black clerical clothes anyway, but she did tell the students she was working with at Wellesley College that it was intentional.“I thought, ‘If anyone’s going to notice I’m wearing the same dress, it’s going to be my students,’” she said. “I told, like, one friend, two friends maybe, but really didn’t share it with a lot of people.”She made an Instagram account to document all the different looks she got out of the dress, posting a picture of her outfit every day along with some brief reflections, and accumulated a few followers until it started getting picked up by media outlets – from local TV stations to news sites from as far away as England and India. She now has over 5,300 followers.Since Robbins-Cole did not come up with the idea of the 100-day challenge, she’s not sure why her particular story has gotten so much traction. Maybe it’s because she’s a priest. Maybe it’s the surprising versatility of the outfits she’s put together. Maybe it’s the thoughtfulness of the reflective captions she writes – the stories behind the other articles of clothing she wears, the slice-of-life observations. Or maybe this simple, daily ritual is just the kind of thing that helped people stay grounded during a chaotic time.“I’m surprised that there would be so many people interested in my story, because it’s just one middle-aged woman wearing the same dress for 100 days,” she told ENS, “but I think that we like getting glimpses into other people’s lives.”To her surprise, her Instagram account has even turned into a tight-knit “community” of people from around the world.“I love checking in with them and seeing what they’re doing every day,” she said. “There’s a lot of things that are bad about social media, but they’re also some really wonderful aspects. And in this particular platform, people are really supportive.”She gets comments and questions about the challenge and about her life “all the time” and has come to view it as a kind of ministry.“That was one of the reasons why I kept going,” she told ENS. “I’m on sabbatical right now for my church, so it’s, in some ways, kind of pastoral care. Some of it is just advice. Some people ask me for styling advice, which is really funny, because it’s not really my thing.” Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Environment & Climate Change, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN By Egan MillardPosted Apr 8, 2021 Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Winning Grants Step by Step: Support Centers of Americas Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful

first_imgWinning Grants Step by Step: Support Centers of Americas Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Overrepresented in prisons: LGBTQ2S+ people

first_imgAt every stage in the criminal injustice system, LGBTQ2S+ people are overrepresented, including within the juvenile justice system.Queers Demand a World Without Prisons: “We reject hate crimes legislation, ‘gender-responsive’ prisons, and all other measures that use gay rights rhetoric to expand the systems that murder and imprison us. We are in solidarity against a prison industrial complex that targets people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, sex workers, and poor people. We believe in queer imagination and transformative justice to build a new world based on liberation and interdependence.”  Credit: Tyrone BoucherAccording to the Prison Policy Initiative, this is true from arrest to sentencing to incarceration to probation to parole: “In 2019, gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals (with an arrest rate of 3,620 per 100,000) were 2.25 times as likely to be arrested than straight individuals (with an arrest rate of 1,610 per 100,000). This disparity is driven by lesbian and bisexual women, who are 4 times as likely to be arrested than straight women (with an arrest rate of 3,860 per 100,000 compared to 860 per 100,000). Meanwhile, gay and bisexual men are 1.35 times as likely to be arrested than straight men (with a rate of 3,210 arrested per 100,000 compared to 2,380 per 100,000).” (tinyurl.com/LGBTQbehindbars)Incarceration rates also reflect the discriminatory trends of the arrest rates, with queer women facing the brunt of disproportionality. They, along with trans women — whose sexual orientation may overlap with queer identity or not — also tend to have the least amount of data to show what is happening to them.“Once behind bars, trans people face extremely high rates of harassment and physical and sexual assault, are frequently denied routine health care and are at high risk of being sent to solitary confinement. Black and Pink found that 44% of transgender, nonbinary gender and [Indigenous] Two‐Spirit [people] in their sample were denied access to hormones they requested.” (Prison Policy Initiative)This high percentage of LGBTQ2S+ people persists in prisons, jails and migrant detention centers and interlocks with other oppressions based on race, disability and income. Data demonstrates that Black, Latinx and Indigenous people are locked up in numbers incredibly disproportionate to their share of the population. Many LGBTQ2S+ people are people of color, and many have disabilities.There are no data on Two-Spirit Natives incarcerated. However, according to the Appeal, South Dakota leads the country on jail admissions based on arrests for nonviolent crimes, and Native people account for the majority of all arrests in that state.“In South Dakota, the people who are arrested and admitted to jail are disproportionately Native. Although Natives make up 8.7% of South Dakota’s population, they are roughly half of those booked into jails in the state. Racial disparities in incarceration rates exist nationwide — Black people are jailed at more than 4 times the rate of white people — but disparities in South Dakota are far greater: According to data from the Vera Institute of Justice, Natives between the ages of 15 and 64 are incarcerated at 10 times the rate of white people in South Dakota.” (The Appeal, Sept. 18, 2019)Roots of oppressionGender-based oppression and oppression based on sexual orientation have their roots in the rise of private property and capitalism. These oppressions have similar roots as other class-based oppressions like race and disability.Oppression based on gender and sexual orientation is maintained through various social enforcements such as, but not limited to, criminalization and the structure of the nuclear family. These tactics rely on the punishing power of imposed isolation, confinement and imprisonment.Overrepresentation of LGBTQ2S+ people in the criminal legal system is largely due to obstacles LGBTQ2S+ youth face after fleeing abuse and lack of acceptance at home. In order to survive, many are pushed toward drug sales, theft and sex work — which dramatically increase the risk of arrest and confinement.Up until 1973, the American Psychiatric Association listed homosexuality in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). That medical definition — and the assumptions that continued even after it was delisted — has been used to confine, isolate and punish many LGBTQ2S+ folks. Because of the material conditions faced by LGBTQ2S+ individuals, many find themselves with high rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. In this context, someone needing mental health care can end up confined for an indefinite stint in a hospital under strict surveillance — experiencing something more like punishment than help.Shared struggles, abolition, liberation Liberation for those oppressed based on their gender or sexual orientation means envisioning and building a world without prisons, jails and migrant detention centers. These structures do not keep people safe from violence, but perpetuate violence rooted in the origins of these institutions on this continent.Prisons, jails and detention centers in the U.S. evolved from enslavement of African people. Enslavement legally codified Black people as property. During the shift from slavery to the system of convict leasing to today’s mass incarceration, there have been continuously shared struggles to abolish these institutions that are based on profiting on people.Now the fight has turned to ending the profit-making prison-industrial complex and abolishing the legal status of capitalist private property. Abolition also means the end to borders and criminalization of migrants, who are simply workers and oppressed people seeking to find a place they can survive.Societal organization based around meeting human needs can and must be built in the wake of the afterlife of enslavement.Many of the reasons LGBTQ2S+ people end up being held in prisons, jails and detention centers could be alleviated first and foremost by abolishing capitalism. This project of abolition — whether it be prison abolition or the abolition of capitalism — is not simply a negation. It is a generative project that requires collective building.This means building up social support for LGBTQ2S+ youth within families, schools, communities and other institutions; eliminating discrimination against LGBTQ2S+ people in housing, employment, and other realms; eliminating homelessness, for housing is a human right; ending criminalization of sex work; and providing free, gender-affirming health care for all.LGBTQ2S+ people’s liberation is bound to the struggle for Black liberation, just as it is bound up with the struggle for disability justice. Our liberation is bound to the struggle against settler colonialism and capitalism at home and around the world.No cages! No borders! We will accept nothing less. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Mental Impact of Housing

first_img Tagged with: Black Knight Foreclosure Homeowners Redfin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Mental Impact of Housing About Author: Donna Joseph The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The findings of Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor report released on Monday indicate declining active foreclosures. The report also states, that at the current rate of reduction, (a six-month average annual decline of 27 percent) active foreclosure inventory would hit a record low in September 2019, with fewer than 200,000 cases nationwide. But looking back a decade ago, foreclosures were alarmingly high. And although the market has changed, the lessons learned from that period still have a lasting impact.Daryl Fairweather, Chief Economist at Redfin, spent a substantial amount of time in 2009 speaking to more than 100 homeowners facing foreclosures, the ramifications of foreclosures can leave an indelible mark on several households. She shared her takeaways from these conversations, in an article posted on Redfin’s site titled “What I learned from 100 homeowners facing foreclosure in 2009.” In order to better understand the underlying causes of the housing bubble that led to the subsequent crash, Fairweather explored the financial situation, employment history, financial literacy, and medical expense history of homeowners. What stands out in her assessment about their situation is a certain level of desperation and a call to help, which eventually led her to study more about how the economy is shaped through individual experiences and the financial consequences of their choices, she wrote in a recent blog on Redfin.Several homeowners, according to Fairweather, were ill-informed and lacked adequate experience about the housing market. The inability to detach themselves emotionally from their homes also played on how they valued their homes, often times above the market price. To ensure that individuals are economically and emotionally sound, there is a dire need to help consumers make informed decisions about their housing choices, which in turn affects their mental health. Providing easy access to as much as information possible to educate consumers about what goes on in their local market is also imperative to make a real difference. Keep an eye out for Fairweather’s interview in the Ask the Economist section of DS News’ December issue.Fairweather pointed to the importance of education on the housing market to equip buyers and sellers to appropriate the right value, financial literacy as well as a deeper understanding of their local markets. Emotions play a big role in how buyers and sellers base their decisions. More avenues that educate, inform and inspire homeowners to pursue their dream of owning a home without facing foreclosures and eviction will help shape the economy in a more positive way, she wrote. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Related Articles Share 1Savecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Mental Impact of Housing Previous: The “Potential Concerns” Troubling Wells Fargo Next: A Change of Order Black Knight Foreclosure Homeowners Redfin 2018-11-06 Donna Joseph November 6, 2018 1,431 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Erin’s grandfather hopes her tragic death won’t be in vain

first_img Previous article“Claims should not affect my Udaras nomination” – AlcornNext articleHigh Court rejects challenge to councillor’s co-option News Highland The grandfather of the teenage girl, Erin Gallagher, who took her own life after being bullied online, says he hopes his grand-daughter’s death will not be in vain.Today would have been Erin’s 14th birthday.The 13 year old took her own life last month after being subjected to cyber-bullying on the website ask.fm.Speaking to the Midweek programme on TV3, her grandfather James Gallagher says the family is now in receipt of professional help – but he says he feels it’s all too late……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/jgall830.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, the Justice Minister is encouraging anyone who’s being bullied to report it to the Gardaí.Alan Shatter says our current laws can be used to address the problem – even if the bullying is being carried out online.He said however, that he has been made aware of difficulties in bringing successful prosecutions – and therefore he’s asked the Law Reform Commission to examine the law as it currently stands and to make recommendations. News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – November 8, 2012 Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Erin’s grandfather hopes her tragic death won’t be in vain Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

More power outages reported across Donegal

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook More power outages reported across Donegal WhatsApp By News Highland – February 21, 2020 center_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleSlavery Rd, Buncrana closed due to serious road traffic incidentNext articleWorld Indoor Gold for Clonmany News Highland Homepage BannerNews Pinterest A major power outage is affecting Inishowen this evening.Currently, 5,936 homes and businesses are affected by the outage.ESB estimate that power will be restored by 8pm tonight.Earlier, over 1,000 properties in Convoy were also affected by a power outage. Supply has since been returned there.Elsewhere, 49 ESB customers in Gweedore are still without power. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Capitol riot latest: Man who allegedly dragged beaten officer down steps charged

first_imgWin McNamee/Getty ImagesBy LUKE BARR, JACK DATE, JULIA JACOBO, AARON KATERSKY and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities are continuing to charge rioters who took part in the siege on Capitol Hill.The FBI and ATF field offices in Washington have also increased the reward to $75,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person suspected of planting pipe bombs outside the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee on Jan. 6.Here are the latest arrests:Man seen chasing officer Goodman during Capitol riot detainedDouglas Jensen, the man seen in a viral video wearing a distinctive “Q” T-shirt and chasing Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman through the Capitol halls, has been detained pending further proceedings in his case.A federal judge in Washington stepped in to overrule an Iowa district court judge’s decision that would have released Jensen from government custody.According to an emergency motion filed Friday in D.C. by the Justice Department, Jensen was in possession of a knife while he was chasing Officer Goodman, though never pulled it out.New Jersey gym owner who allegedly punched copScott Fairlamb, a New Jersey gym owner, was arrested Friday for allegedly shoving and punching a Capitol Police officer during the riot. He faces several charges, including assaulting a federal officer and carrying a dangerous weapon.Authorities said they received several tips from people who identified Fairlamb in video footage wearing a brown camouflage jacket at the Capitol. The officer also described his alleged assailant as wearing the same jacket, according to the FBI affidavit.Other footage showed Fairlamb carrying a collapsible baton, according to the affidavit.Fairlamb held a protest at his Pompton Lakes gym in May in response to Gov. Murphy’s coronavirus restrictions.Man ordered off Delta flight for yelling ‘Trump 2020’A man who was removed from a Delta flight for repeatedly yelling “Trump 2020” was arrested after an officer recognized him from an Instagram video of the Capitol riot, according to a newly unsealed criminal complaint.John Lolos was preparing to leave Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8 when the flight crew escorted him off the plane for the “continuing disturbance,” the FBI affidavit stated. About 45 minutes later, an airport police officer who saw Lolos return to the gate was scrolling through Instagram and found a video from the riots that showed Lolos exiting the Capitol, according to the affidavit.The officer alerted agents from Capitol Police’s Dignitary Protective Division who then arrested Lolos at the gate, according to the affidavit.Lolos confirmed with the agents that he was in the video, which showed him waving a “Trump 2020 Keep America Great!” flag that was hooked together with an American flag, according to the affidavit. Lolos was also allegedly wearing the same shirt and carrying with him the same flags as seen in the video.Lolos was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.Ohio man who allegedly stole coat rack from Capitol buildingThe Justice Department has charged two men from Ohio in connection with the riot, including one who allegedly stole a wooden coat rack from the Capitol building.Capitol Police initially confronted Robert Lyon and Dustin Thompson outside of the Capitol following the Jan. 6 riot while they were waiting for an Uber, according to a criminal complaint.When agents ordered Thompson to put down a coat rack he had allegedly carried out of the Capitol building, he fled on foot, according to the complaint.Lyon remained behind and gave officers his and Thompson’s personal information before they let him go, according to the complaint.When interviewed by FBI agents at his home on Jan. 11, Lyon allegedly denied ever entering the Capitol. Investigators said surveillance pictures of both men, which were included in the FBI affidavit, placed them at the scene.California QAnon supporterA QAnon conspiracy theorist from California is facing charges for allegedly participating in the riot, according to a criminal complaint.The FBI in an affidavit said it started an investigation into Kevin Strong prior to the Capitol insurrection after a witness reported he “had been showing signs of behavioral changes over the last few months including stock-piling items and telling others to get ready for Martial Law, rioting, and protesting.”Strong, an employee with the Federal Aviation Administration in San Bernardino, was known to have declared he had “Q clearance” and recently purchased a new truck believing that QAnon would cover the debt, according to the FBI.FBI agents interviewed Strong after a witness’ photos placed him at the Capitol, authorities said. During the interview, Strong allegedly provided them with his phone which had photos of him inside the Capitol. Strong claimed he did not damage the building or attack law enforcement, the affidavit stated.Strong also allegedly told agents he was a QAnon supporter.Man who allegedly enabled beating of officer with an American flagA man faces charges after allegedly enabling the beating of a Capitol Police officer with an American flag during the riot.Jeffrey Sabol, 51, turned himself in to the FBI Friday morning in Rye, New York. He was charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder.Sabol was allegedly seen in a video of the incident published by the Washington Post dragging a police officer down the stairs of the Capitol while wearing a tan jacket, black helmet and green backpack — items prosecutors said he admitted to wearing the day of the insurrection.Sabol was held without bail by a federal judge who called the video “very disturbing and deeply troubling.”“That conduct is beyond the pale,” the judge said. “It is troubling to a degree that really, I find it shocking.”NYC Sanitation Department employeeA New York City Sanitation Department employee was arrested for allegedly participating in the riot.Dominick Madden faces three charges, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. A judge ordered Friday that he be released on $250,000 bond.Madden was allegedly “photographed and videotaped shouting the QAnon slogan, wearing a QAnon hoodie, and waving a Trump flag in front of the Capitol building,” according to court records.Madden has been suspended. Mayor Bill de Blasio has said any city employee associated with the Capitol riot will be terminated.Member of extremist group Three PercentersRobert Gieswein — part of the Oath-keepers, an extremist group related to The Three Percenters — was charged with assaulting a federal officer with bear spray and a baseball bat.According to court documents, Gieswein “encouraged other rioters as they broke a window of the Capitol building; entered … and then charged through the Capitol building.”An FBI affidavit confirmed that Gieswein runs a private paramilitary training group called the Woodland Wild Dogs and that he was identified from a patch for that group that was visible on a tactical vest he wore during the attack on Congress.The affidavit said Gieswein gave a media interview echoing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and that Congress needs “to get the corrupt politicians out of office. Pelosi, the Clintons … every single one of them, Biden, Kamala.”On Jan. 22, a federal judge in Colorado ordered that Gieswein be detained pending further legal proceedings in his case — citing the potential danger he could pose to the general public.Magistrate Judge Scott Varholak said in the hearing that Gieswein came to D.C. “for battle,” with pictures and videos showing him dressed in military gear, carrying a baseball bat and in possession of aerosol spray that he shot at police trying to secure the building.Gieswein’s defense attorney argued he should be released on bail citing his lack of a previous criminal record while calling the riot an isolated incident “at a unique time in our history.”Varholak responded that such a unique situation does not excuse Gieswein’s alleged actions at the Capitol.“That is somebody who is going for battle,” Varholak said. “And it is that level of forethought that that takes, and the planning that that takes, is different.”A federal prosecutor also revealed during the hearing that prior to turning himself in, Gieswein deleted all of his social accounts, destroyed his tactical equipment and told authorities he lost his cellphone.Georgia lawyer who allegedly kicked down Pelosi’s doorA federal judge in Georgia has denied bail for William Calhoun, a lawyer who allegedly bragged about helping to kick down a door leading to the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Authorities found camouflage, guns, a handgun, eight rifles and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his closet after a search of his residence.Calhoun allegedly spoke of “violent retribution against the media and the Democrats” in social media postings, even captioning one picture of Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., “Do you want a bullet to the head?”Judge Charles Weigle said he believed evidence put forward against Calhoun clearly showed he represents a danger to the community and is a flight risk if released from custody.Addressing the riot at the Capitol as a whole, Weigle called it “an act of extreme violence by every single person who went in there.”“When you and your friends went in there and tore the place to shreds, killed five people including a police officer, you showed … that there was nothing that would hold you back except for force,” Weigle said. “That’s why we had 25,000 National Guardsmen at our inauguration yesterday — a shame and a scandal for our entire country. And if you don’t respect the Capitol Police, if you don’t respect the Capitol building of the United States, I don’t have any reason to believe that you’ll respect anything that I tell you to do.”Weigle said he wouldn’t be comfortable sending a probation officer to Calhoun’s home because of possible retaliation.Calhoun was remanded into the custody of U.S. Marshals who will transport him to Washington, D.C., where he’ll be detained pending further proceedings in his case.New York man who said he traveled with the Proud BoysA man who said he traveled to Washington, D.C., with a former NYPD officer and members of the Proud Boys to take part in the siege on the Capitol has been charged by the Department of Justice.New York resident Christopher Kelly allegedly posted photos of himself with rioters on Facebook, according to federal court documents.Kelly specifically said he was traveling with his brother, who the FBI confirmed is a retired NYPD officer, according to the complaint.He allegedly also responded to comments on his Facebook page in real time as the riots were taking place.ABC News’ previous coverage has identified the Proud Boys as an “alt-right” or “far-right extremist group” that has engaged in violence and whose members include those with connections to white nationalism.Rioter who attacked police officer with hockey stickMichigan resident Michael Joseph Foy was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer with a hockey stick at the Capitol riot.Following a tip, the FBI identified Foy as the man seen in a New York Times video swinging a hockey stick repeatedly at a Metropolitan Police officer who had been pulled from an entryway to the Capitol by the mob, according to federal court documents.Foy attacked the officer for 16 seconds before he was knocked down by another rioter, according to the FBI’s analysis of the video. Foy later entered the Capitol through a broken window, the affidavit says.Proud Boys organizer charged with joining the violenceOne of the leaders of the Proud Boys, Joseph Biggs, was arrested Wednesday in Florida on charges related to the violence at the Capitol.Biggs’ charging affidavit describes the Proud Boys’ planning leading up to the Capitol riot, including messages that were sent to the group by its leader Enrique Tarrio, who was arrested the day before the attack.In one message, Tarrio allegedly encouraged the Proud Boys to not wear their traditional black and yellow colors so they could “be incognito and we will spread across downtown DC in smaller teams,” according to the court documents.Biggs echoed that call in a separate message on Parler, directing his comments to Antifa, saying, “We will be blending in as one of you. You won’t see us. You’ll even think we are you … We are going to smell like you, move like you, and look like you. The only thing we’ll do that’s us is think like us!” the affidavit states.Investigators identified Biggs in multiple photos and videos from the Jan. 6 insurrection, dressed in a blue and gray plaid sweater.The affidavit notes that Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola, who has already been indicted, joined Biggs in the riot and can be seen with an earpiece in his right ear, along with multiple individuals the FBI says were identified wearing earpieces from the Proud Boys.In a Jan. 18 interview with the FBI, Biggs denied having any knowledge of a pre-planned attack on the Capitol and said he had no idea who planned it.In the affidavit for Biggs’ arrest, an FBI agent describes the Proud Boys as “a nationalist organization with multiple U.S. chapters and potential activity in other Western countries.”Man who attacked Metropolitan Police officerA Connecticut man who allegedly assaulted Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges has been arrested.Hodges was the officer seen in video being smushed in the doorway and crying out for help.Ridgefield resident Patrick McCaughey, who is a citizen of both the U.S. and Germany, is charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and illegally being inside the U.S. Capitol, according to federal court documents.McCaughey allegedly pinned Hodges to a door with a police shield, which McCaughey illegally obtained, court documents state.“As McCaughey was using the riot shield to push against Officer Hodges, numerous other rioters behind and around McCaughey appeared to add to the weight against Officer Hodges,” the charging affidavit states.McCaughey was identified by a childhood friend who called the FBI tipline. Security camera footage included in the affidavit also shows McCaughey allegedly holding a MPD riot shield.The affidavit also states that the majority of McCaughey’s actions were captured on a YouTube video in which he can allegedly be heard saying, “Don’t try and use that stick on me boy” while continuing to push Hodges with shield. The “stick” he was referring to is believed to be Hodges’ police riot baton, the affidavit states.He then allegedly began to strike officers with that shield.McCaughey was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.A federal judge described the YouTube video as “extraordinarily disturbing,” saying it was sufficient evidence to keep him in custody.Hodges told ABC News last week he thought he’d die as a result of the rioters’ actions.“I thought, ‘This could be the end,’ or ‘I could not get out of this completely intact,’” he said.Man who questioned FBI’s loyalty to the ConstitutionA Florida man was arrested Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot.Samuel Camargo was identified by authorities based on tips provided by associates and his own social media posts, according to federal court documents.The FBI contacted Camargo by phone, and in that conversation, Camargo allegedly admitted that he attended the protests in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 but had since returned to Broward County, Florida, according to the charging affidavit.Camargo allegedly then became uncooperative in the interview, questioning the investigating agent’s loyalty to the Constitution, court records state.Apparently thinking the conversation had gone well, Camargo allegedly posted a message on social media stating, “Just finished speaking to an FBI agent, I believe I’ve been cleared.”Camargo faces four charges, including civil disorder, entering a restricted building, disruptive conduct in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the court documents state.A New York man who allegedly brought firearms and a bulletproof vest to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 was arrested and charged.Samuel Fisher allegedly posted a photo of himself holding a gun in front of a Trump flag with the caption, “Can’t wait to bring a liberal back to this freedom palace,” according to federal court documents.After the riot, he allegedly posted a photo of multiple firearms on a couch, the FBI affidavit states.Prosecutors pointed to multiple statements Fisher posted on social media that they say suggests he was prepared to engage in violence during the riot.“We must stand up to these people and take our world back,” he allegedly wrote on Dec. 3, 2020.In another post that same day, Fisher allegedly wrote, “It’s time to bring the pain upon them.”On the day of the insurrection, Fisher allegedly posted, “I’m Going To the parking garage super early” and “Leaving s— in there maybe except pistol.”He continued, “And if it kicks off I got a Vest and My Rifle.”In a separate post, Fisher allegedly called on Trump to “fire the bat signal… deputize patriots… and then the pain comes.”“1 Million Pissed off men with guns…bad idea,” Fisher allegedly wrote. “We aren’t looking to fight or hurt anyone… but the odds that this is going to be solved any other way… is next to nothing.”Fisher was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.Authorities said during the hearing that they recovered a shotgun, knife, two machetes, two bulletproof vests and 1,000 rounds of ammunition, including shotgun shells and ammunition for an AR-15 in his Chevrolet Tahoe.Two other firearms were also recovered during searches by federal investigators, prosecutors said.Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Schrier said the amount of ammo and the number of guns is a concern to federal prosecutors.Rioters from Michigan, Florida arrestedThe Justice Department has announced the arrest of Karl Dresch in Michigan based on his own extensive documenting of his participation in the riot via social media, according to federal court documents.In one comment on an unidentified post the day after the riot, Dresch wrote, “Mike Pence gave our country to the communist hordes, traitor scum like the rest of them, we have your back give the word and we will be back even stronger.” the affidavit states.“We must stand up to these people and take our world back” / “It’s time to bring the pain upon them,” Fisher wrote on Dec. 3.Jesus Rivera of Florida was also arrested Wednesday for his participation in the Jan. 6 riots.Investigators cite videos Rivera uploaded to his Facebook Live of him joining the crowd that stormed the building.1st conspiracy charges filed against Virginia manThe Justice Department has filed its first conspiracy charges from the Capitol riot against a Virginia man who they allege was an apparent leader of a group of militia members who were part of the mob that stormed the building.Thomas Edward Caldwell is identified in an FBI affidavit as a member of the Oath Keepers. An agent alleges that he helped organize a group of eight to 10 of his fellow members to storm the Capitol with the intention of disrupting the counting of the Electoral College vote.The group can be seen in video walking uniformly through a crowd of rioters trying to gain entrance to the Capitol.Those members included co-conspirators Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl, who were charged for their role in the riots earlier this week. In social media posts, both Crowl and Watkins referred to Caldwell as “Commander,” according to the court documents.While inside the Capitol, Caldwell allegedly received Facebook messages telling him to “seal” in lawmakers in the tunnels under the Capitol and to “turn on gas.” Other messages appeared to be trying to give him updates on the locations of lawmakers, the affidavit states.Other texts reveal the extensive planning and even potential attacks that he and other members of the Oath Keepers were mounting leading up to the riots.On Jan. 1, Caldwell allegedly messaged an individual recommending a room at the Comfort Inn Ballston in Arlington, Virginia, saying, “This is a good location and would allow us to hunt at night if we wanted to.”After the riot, Caldwell allegedly posted a Facebook message stating, “Us storming the castle. Please share. Sharon was right with me! I am such an instigator!” the affidavit states. He later wrote, “We need to do this at the local level. Lets storm the capitol in Ohio. Tell me when!”Man seen wearing ‘Murder the Media’ shirtA rioter who posed in front of the U.S. Capitol while wearing a shirt with the words “Murder the Media” emblazoned on it has been charged with illegally entering the Capitol. The phrase had also been etched onto a door inside the building, according to federal court documents.In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Nicholas DeCarlo admitted that he entered the Capitol, but said he did so as a “journalist.”The charging documents against DeCarlo state that he is not on record as a credited journalist.Rioter seen attacking police with a batA man who was captured on surveillance video attacking law enforcement with a bat at the entrance of the Capitol turned himself in to the Metropolitan Police Department on Monday.Emanuel Jackson is allegedly the rioter seen in photos the FBI released to the public, according to federal court documents.On the surveillance video, Jackson is allegedly seen making a fist and repeatedly striking a Capitol police officer while attempting to force himself into the building, his arrest affidavit states.Later, he is “clearly observed” with a metal baseball bat striking a group of both Capitol and D.C. police officers, according to the court document.It is unclear whether Jackson has retained an attorney.Houston police officerA longtime Houston Police officer who resigned after he participated in the riot has been federally changed.Tam Dinh Pham initially denied his involvement in the siege when he was interviewed at his home in Richmond on Jan. 12, according to court documents.After the interview, Pham agreed to hand over his cellphone, which investigators noticed had no photos from Jan. 6, the affidavit states. However, the “Deleted Items” folder contained photos and images of him inside the Capitol building.When agents advised Pham that it is illegal to lie to the FBI, he admitted that he was part of the crowd that stormed into the Capitol but denied taking part in any violence, according to the court documents.Woman in Louis Vuitton sweaterA woman has been charged for participating in the riot after at least six people identified her by the Louis Vuitton sweater she was wearing that day.In one video, Gina Bisignano allegedly was seen taking part in a skirmish with police trying to protect the Capitol building, according to an FBI affidavit.Bisignano was allegedly part of a crowd that crushed a screaming police officer while a rioter grabbed his gas mask. At one point, Bisignano allegedly told the officer, “You hurt my f—— leg,” the court documents state.In a separate video, Bisignano is allegedly seen feet away from police, telling them to stand down.“We the people are not going to take it any more,” she could be heard saying in another video, according to the affidavit. “You are not going to take away our votes. And our freedom, and I thank God for it. This is 1776, and we the people will never give up. We will never let our country go to the globalists.”After entering the Capitol, Bisignano was allegedly heard telling other rioters, “We need Americans. Come on guys. We needs patriots! You guys, it’s the way in. We need some people.”2 Texas rioters, including a former Marine, accused of violenceTwo Texas men have both been arrested over their roles in the violence at the Capitol, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.Ryan Nichols and Alex Harkrider were identified from photos they posted to their social media accounts, along with several threatening messages calling for a violent overthrow of the government, according to an arrest affidavit.In one video posted online, Nichols, a former Marine, can allegedly be seen yelling into a bullhorn in the direction of a large crowd, saying, “If you have a weapon, you need to get your weapon!” the federal court document states.Nichols also allegedly said “This is the second revolution right here folks!” and “This is not a peaceful protest,” according to the affidavit.Both Nichols, 30, and Harkrider, 33, are seen in videos trying to force entry into the building, with Nichols allegedly spraying what appears to be a large canister of pepper spray in the direction of officers. Nichols was also allegedly in possession of a crowbar, the court document states.The FBI also noted several other social posts from Nichols, including one on Dec. 24 that showed a bullet and stated, “By Bullet or Ballot, Restoration of the Republic is Coming,” according to the affidavit. Another post on Dec. 28 stated, “Pence better do the right thing, or we’re going to MAKE you do the right thing.”Nichols was once featured on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” in 2018 after he drove 18 hours to rescue dogs before Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina.It is unclear whether Nichols and Harkrider have retained attorneys.Member of extremist group Three PercentersRobert Gieswein — part of the Oath-keepers, an extremist group related to The Three Percenters — was charged with assaulting a federal officer with bear spray and a baseball bat.According to court documents, Gieswein “encouraged other rioters as they broke a window of the Capitol building; entered … and then charged through the Capitol building.”An FBI affidavit confirmed that Gieswein runs a private paramilitary training group called the Woodland Wild Dogs and that he was identified from a patch for that group that was visible on a tactical vest he wore during the attack on Congress.The affidavit said Gieswein gave a media interview echoing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and that Congress needs “to get the corrupt politicians out of office. Pelosi, the Clintons … every single one of them, Biden, Kamala.”Retired NYFD firefighterFreeport, New York, resident Thomas Fee surrendered to the FBI Tuesday morning at the bureau’s resident agency on Long Island.Fee, a retired NYFD firefighter, allegedly sent a relative of his girlfriend a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, prosecutors said. He’s been charged by authorities.In the text message, Fee, 53, allegedly wrote that he was “at the tip of the spear,” a reference to the Capitol rotunda, according to the court documents.Fee drove to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5, and a license plate reader in New York picked up the Chevy Tahoe he was driving upon his return on Jan. 7, the court documents state.At his court appearance Tuesday, a judge ordered Fee to avoid all political gatherings and to avoid the U.S. Capitol and all state capitols upon his release. He must also surrender his two guns — a pistol grip shotgun and an antique rifle.Federal prosecutors also recommended evaluation and treatment for substance abuse and mental health treatment.Fee posted his home as collateral for her $100,000 bond.It is unclear whether Fee has retained an attorney.Former FIT studentNicholas Moncada, a 20-year-old former student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, was taken into custody at his Staten Island home Monday. He allegedly livestreamed his “storming” of the Capitol on Jan. 6, prosecutors said.Moncada allegedly also posted a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, captioning it, “Outside Pelosi’s office.”He was recognized by fellow FIT students, who then alerted the FBI to his involvement, according to the court documents.During an appearance in a Brooklyn federal court Tuesday, Moncada was ordered to stay away from potentially antagonizing political events and speech after his release on $250,000 bond. His travel is also restricted to New York and Washington, D.C.“There’s obviously troubling conduct here,” Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kessler said, though he noted the government did not object to Moncada’s release on bond.The bond was signed by Moncada’s mother, grandmother and aunt.Moncada was an illustration major, but had not been enrolled at the school since May 2020 and did not receive a degree, a spokesperson for FIT told ABC News.In a statement to ABC News Monday, Moncada’s attorney, Mario Gallucci, said he is not facing any violent charges.“Mr. Moncada was taken into custody this morning by the FBI and has been charged with various sections of the United States Code for trespassing inside a restricted building and trying to disrupt or impeded the conduct of Government business, as well as, trespassing on the floor of various Government rooms including the House of Congress, the lobby adjacent to the floor and the Rayburn Room of the House of Congress,” Galluci said. “I do not believe he is being charged with committing any acts of violence. Mr. Moncada denies any participation in the effort to overthrow the Government, and he looks forward to defending his good name.”Dozens of rioters who participated in the siege have already been taken into custody.Last week, the man seen wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller and several members of law enforcement were arrested in connection to the riot.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A new species of Paecilomyces isolated from the Antarctic springtail Cryptopygus antarcticus

first_imgA monophialidic species of Paecilomyces was isolated from the Antarctic springtail Cryptopygus antarcticus in the peninsular Antarctic. The fungus emerged through the carapace of dead arthropods during incubation at 4oC, and produced colonies on agar media at both 4 and 17oC. The fungus was morphologically similar to a number of existing monophialidic species of Paecilomyces, but differed in colony pigmentation, the size of phialides and conidial features. Analysis of the ribosomal DNA internally transcribed spacer (ITS) and 18s subunit sequences showed the fungus to be distinct from other Paecilomyces species, and suggested a close relationship with Cordyceps species. The new species Paecilomyces antarcticus is described.last_img