first_imgKatie Carter What we’re reading: Now he wants a tour Linkedin ReddIt President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a signing ceremony for the “Save Our Seas Act of 2018” in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. At left is Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “New York Times” to the “Wall Street Journal.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got an update on the death toll of Hurricane Michael, tensions between the White House and Congress, and records being broken by Beto.Will a meeting relieve trade tensions?With U.S. markets taking a hit and the trade battle with China intensifying, President Trump will meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in November.According to The Wall Street Journal, the White House informed Beijing that the summit meeting would proceed, an encounter officials say China has been hoping for.The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in Buenos Aires.Hurricane Michael isn’t over yetHurricane Michael’s death toll rose to 13 as of Friday morning.Officials expect it to continue to rise as emergency workers continue to search rubble and the storm stretches into Virginia.The Virginia Department of Emergency Management reported five of the 11 fatalities Friday.The New York Times continues to have live updates of the storm.Might not be first in polls, but in fundraising he sure isBeto O’Rourke (TX-D) may be trailing in the polls, but his effort is raising an unparalleled amount of money.O’Rourke’s Senate campaign announced a record-breaking third quarter fundraising haul of $38.1 million.According to CNN, it is the most money raised in a quarter by a U.S. Senate campaign.This isn’t the first time O’Rourke has made headlines though. Last quarter, he raised a then record-breaking $10.4 million.Officials at the O’Rourke campaign announced that the $38.1 million was “powered by 802,836 individual contributions.”U.S. pastor freed by Turkish courtAfter being detained for two years, U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson was released by a Turkish court.Brunson was charged with helping to plot a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to CNN.On Friday, the court sentenced Brunson to three years and one month in prison, but released him based on the time he has already served and his “manner during the proceedings,” his lawyers said. Prosecutors were originally seeking a 10-year jail term.The case has caused tension in relations between Turkey and the U.S.Powell drops out of consideration for U.N. ambassadorOne of President Donald Trump’s top choices to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley removed herself from consideration.Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security adviser to Trump, was considered a contender by some, but many opposed her due to her time working for the Bush administration, according to CBS News.According to Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, would be “dynamite,” but Ivanka also withdrew herself from consideration Tuesday.Tensions between the White House and CongressA growing rift between the White House and Congress over American policy on Saudi Arabia has been exposed.According to the New York Times, the suspected murder of a Saudi journalist is what revealed this gap.Tensions between Congress and the Trump administration about relations with Saudi Arabia are not new. The two organizations already disagreed with the “Saudi-led, U.S. backed bombing campaign” in Yemen that “killed thousands of civilians.”Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress have accused the White House of moving too slow after the disappearance of a “well-connected Saudi columnist for The Washington Post.”That’s all we have for today. Have a great weekend! Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Previous articleHoroscope: October 12, 2018Next articleDEI committee wants to expand diversity in Core Curriculum Katie Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Linkedin Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Facebook Twitter Twitter + posts Katie is a senior journalism major with a political science minor from Lake Oswego, Oregon. When she is not in class or reporting you can find her watching college football, coaching Special Olympics or giving a campus tour. What we’re reading: The rules don’t apply to some Cruz holds off O’Rourke to keep Senate seat Facebook What we’re reading: The results are in What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines ReddItlast_img read more

first_img About Author: Brian Honea  Print This Post CFPB CFPB Director Richard Cordray Consumer Financial Protection Bureau PHH Corp. 2015-06-04 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago June 4, 2015 1,676 Views CFPB Fines PHH Corp. $109 Million For Mortgage Insurance Kickback Scheme in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Tagged with: CFPB CFPB Director Richard Cordray Consumer Financial Protection Bureau PHH Corp. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. center_img Previous: Single-Family Rental Market Experiencing Shift Toward South and Midwest Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 6/4/2015 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray announced his decision Thursday in the first-ever appeal of an administrative enforcement proceeding by the Bureau, according to a press release from the CFPB.Cordray ruled that New Jersey-based mortgage lender PHH Corp. accepted kickbacks for illegally referring consumers to mortgage insurers. In addition to Cordray’s ruling, a final order was issued that requires the lender to obey the law and to pay $109 million to the CFPB.Administrative Law Judge Cameron Eliot stated in a Recommended Decision in November 2014 that PHH took kickbacks in the form of reinsurance premiums paid to a PHH subsidiary by mortgage insurers, a violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The mortgage loans in question closed on or after July 21, 2008, according to CFPB. PHH is alleged to have begun accepting the kickback payments as early as 1995.Whereas Eliot’s decision stated that PHH’s RESPA violations were connected to loans closing on or after July 21, 2008, Cordray went beyond that ruling by saying that PHH was in violation of RESPA for every kickback payment the company accepted after that date.The Bureau first announced the administrative proceeding against PHH in January 2014 seeking a civil fine, a permanent injunction to prevent future violations, and victim restitution. The $109 million penalty handed down by Cordray on Thursday is the amount of reinsurance premiums PHH received on or after July 21, 2008, even if the loans closed prior to that date, according to the CFPB.In addition to the fine, Cordray’s final order prohibits PHH from violating the RESPA provision forbidding kickbacks and also prohibits the company from referring consumers to a real estate services provider if the provider has agreed to make any purchase from PHH as a result of that referral, the CFPB said.Cordray denied the appeal filed by PHH and its affiliates and granted in part and denied in part an appeal filed by the Bureau’s enforcement counsel, according to the CFPB.In response to Cordray’s announcement of the penalties, PHH issued the following statement: “We strongly disagree with the decision of the Director. We believe this decision is inconsistent with the facts and is not in accord with well-settled legal principles and interpretations. We continue to believe we complied with RESPA and other laws applicable to our mortgage reinsurance activities. The company did not provide reinsurance on loans originated after 2009. We intend to file an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals. While there can be no assurances as to the final outcome of any such appeal, we believe our appeal will be successful and, as a result, are not adjusting our previously issued earnings guidance.”To read the full text of Cordray’s decision issued Thursday, click here. For a copy of the initial CFPB enforcement action against PHH, click here. To view a copy of the final order, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Fines PHH Corp. $109 Million For Mortgage Insurance Kickback Scheme Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – November 6, 2013 Deputy Pearse Doherty says he has been anonymously given unheard ‘Anglo Tapes’ Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img News Google+ Previous articleIrish Wildlife Trust claims parts of Glenveagh National Park are being destroyedNext articlePringle says new working group should mark the beginning of the end of fluoridation News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Sinn Féin says it has secured new secret tapes relating to Anglo Irish Bank.The party says it’s not making the tapes public now on legal advice, but reserves the right to do so.Finance Spokesman Pearse Doherty says he has passed the recordings to the Gardaí and the Central Bank.And he says many of the details in the recordings are not in the public domain:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/doh1pm.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesEnsure That There’s No Encroachment In Sanjay Van, Delhi HC Directs DDA After Taking Suo Moto Cognisance [Read Order] Karan Tripathi8 July 2020 10:00 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed the Delhi Development Association to ensure that no encroachment takes place within the Sanjay Van by any person, for any purpose, and if any encroachment is existing or is made, the same should be removed without any delay. The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajneesh Bhatnagar also directed the Delhi Police to render all assistance to DDA…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?LoginDelhi High Court has directed the Delhi Development Association to ensure that no encroachment takes place within the Sanjay Van by any person, for any purpose, and if any encroachment is existing or is made, the same should be removed without any delay. The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajneesh Bhatnagar also directed the Delhi Police to render all assistance to DDA and provide the necessary force for the said purpose. The order has come in a suo moto matter concerning the allegations of encroachment on the government land in Sanjay Van. The court took cognisance of the two video clips that have been circulating on social media and registered a PIL on the issue of encroachment in Sanjay Van. Appearing for DDA, Mr Arjun Pant submitted that the Senior Officers of the DDA visited Sanjay Van in the morning and have noticed that no encroachment has taken place in Sanjay Van, and that some Mazars are existing within that area. While directing DDA and Delhi Police to submit status reports, the court ordered that these status reports should clearly state as to how many Mazars are in existence, and since when. They should also conduct an aerial survey of the entire Sanjay Van with the use of Drones with cameras. The court has also transferred the matter to be listed before the Division Bench headed by the Chief Justice Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Allows Withdrawal Of Pleas Against ‘Name & Shame Ordinance’ With Liberty [Read Order] Akshita Saxena1 Sep 2020 12:14 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed as withdrawn the plea challenging UP’s Name and Shame Ordinance, after Senior Advocate Manish Goyal, appearing on behalf of the State Government informed the Court that the impugned Ordinance had been passed as an Act by the Vishan Sabha, with significant changes. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice…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 Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed as withdrawn the plea challenging UP’s Name and Shame Ordinance, after Senior Advocate Manish Goyal, appearing on behalf of the State Government informed the Court that the impugned Ordinance had been passed as an Act by the Vishan Sabha, with significant changes. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh has however granted liberty to the Petitioner to file a fresh plea challenging the Act, if and when it is passed.”The Chief Standing Counsel informed the Court that the Bill has been passed by both the houses and has been placed before the Governor for final approval,” Petitioner’s counsel told LiveLaw. The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed the Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Public and Private Properties Bill, 2020 on August 22. The same is pending approval of Governor Anandiben Patel. The Petitioners herein, two practicing Advocates of the High Court along with a social activist and a journalist, had challenged the Ordinance passed by th UP Government to recover damages from the alleged wrongdoers, for destruction/damaging of public and private property, and also provides for publication of personal details. The Ordinance was passed in March this year in the aftermath of violent anti-CAA protests, that led to massive destruction of public and private properties in the capital city, Lucknow. Prior to promulgation of the ordinance, the UP Govt had erected banners in public places displaying the names, photographs and addresses of persons accused of committing violence during anti-CAA protests. After drawing flak from the High Court which questioned the legality of such actions, the Government came out with the Ordinance, which has now been given the shape of a Bill (apparently with significant changes). A copy of the Bill is presently not available in public domain. The present plea had been filed through Advocates Shashwat Anand and Ankur Azad, stating that this field is already covered by the Prevention of Damages to Public Property Act, 1984, and that the impugned Ordinance is repugnant to the same, and as such is void to the extent of repugnancy under Article 254 of the Constitution. Advocate Shashank Shri Tripathi, who had also challenged the Ordinance in a separate writ petition, asserts that the Ordinance is an attempt to give “post-facto validity” to the recovery notices issued by adjudicating authorities to anti-CAA protesters. With the passing of the Bill however, these petitions became infructuous and in terms of the liberty granted by the Court, the Petitioners may challenge the legality of the Act. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesRehana Fathima Can use Social Media Without Hurting Religious Sentiments: Supreme Court Partially Stays HC’s Order Over Her Cookery Show “Gomatha Ularth” Mehal Jain8 Feb 2021 11:43 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court bench on Tuesday stayed the Kerala High Court order restricting activist Rehana Fathima from printing, posting or publishing her views on any medium of the media.The bench headed by Justice Rohinton Nariman was hearing the SLP against the order of November 23, 2020 vide which the High Court Single Bench had imposed strictures on Fatima who had uploaded a video of a cookery…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 Supreme Court bench on Tuesday stayed the Kerala High Court order restricting activist Rehana Fathima from printing, posting or publishing her views on any medium of the media.The bench headed by Justice Rohinton Nariman was hearing the SLP against the order of November 23, 2020 vide which the High Court Single Bench had imposed strictures on Fatima who had uploaded a video of a cookery show on social media in which she was cooking “Gomatha Ularth”.Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for Fathima, prayed for the setting aside or staying of bail condition in clause (ii) of the impugned order- “Till the trial is over, the accused shall not directly, indirectly or through any other person publish, transmit, share, upload or disseminate or publish any material or any of her comments through any visual and electronic media, open to public””It is a complete gag”, noted Justice Nariman, staying the said condition.However, the bench was of the view that another bail condition previously imposed in the same matter in November 2018, requiring that “She shall not directly or indirectly or through any other person through print, visual or other electronic media may, share, forward, disseminate or propagate any comment, which may affect or has the propensity to affect, the religious feelings or sentiments of any community or group of society”, shall continue.The bench also issued notice on Fathima’s plea.The Kerala High Court in the impugned order observed that use of term “Gomatha” as a synonym for meat in a cookery show is prima facie likely to hurt the religious feelings of Hindus, who worship cow as a deity.Holding thus, a Single Bench of Justice Sunil Thomas imposed strictures on activist Rehana Fatima who had uploaded a video of a cookery show on social media in which she was cooking “Gomatha Ularth”. It was alleged that she narrated the recipe and purposefully claimed that she was cooking the meat of Gomatha, to hurt the religious sentiments of the community. Accordingly she was booked under Section 153 of IPC.”There cannot be any dispute that the term “Gomatha” as is commonly understood is with reference to holy or sacred cow. Scriptures quoted by the complainant show that, since the vedic period, cow is revered as holy as deities, in India. If it is so believed by several Lakhs of Hindus through out the country, definitely, the use of the term Gomatha as a synonym for meat used in a cookery show, prima facie is – likely to wound the religious feelings of those believers,” the Court held.It observed that there is absolutely no material on record to show that ‘Gomatha’ is used as synonym for meat anywhere in India. it held,”Choice of the word “Gomatha Ularth” prima facie appear to be ill-motivated and purposefully made and that uploading of such a highly objectionable video for public viewing may affect the Fundamental Right of the devotees.”The Court was thus of the opinion that Fatima had violated a bail condition imposed on her (not to hurt the sentiments of any religious community) by the High Court in another case pertaining to publication of offensive materials about Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala.Though the Court opined that a natural consequence of such conduct should be cancelation of bail, it proceeded to take a lenient view and said,”The arrest and detention of the accused in two crimes has not improved the conduct of the accused. Still, on a firm belief that she will start recognizing the rights of others also and that exercise of one’s Right to Freedom of speech and expression should not offend the Fundamental and statutory rights of others, am inclined to give her one last opportunity.”The order comes with certain strictures on Fatima, including an absolute restriction on using social media until conclusion of the trial.Till the trial in Crime No.2405 of 2018 is over, accused shall not directly, indirectly or through any other person publish, transmit, share, upload or disseminate or publish any material or any of her comments through any visual and electronic media, open to public, the Court stipulated.Fatima had contended that cow slaughter was not banned in Kerala and consumption of beef as food in Kerala was not prohibited.She was recently booked under Section 13 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Section 67 B of Information Technology Act (IT Act), over a video showing her children painting on her semi-nude body.Next Storylast_img read more

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 The conviction of a Derry man for attempting to acquire a prohibited weapon capable of causing serious harm has been welcomed by the PSNI.45 year old Martin Barr was sentenced yesterday.Detective Inspector Tom McClure said on August 7th 2018, a package was intercepted at a UK airport containing a WS-928 Heavy Duty Stun Gun intended for an address in Derry.Following a detailed police investigation, evidence was obtained which proved that 45 year old Barr was the person who attempted to obtain this prohibited weapon which Police say was capable of causing serious harm.Detective Inspector McClure says “There is no good reason why anyone should wish to possess such an item unless they were intent on seriously injuring others.He added that this detection was part of a wider investigation into the criminal activities of the INLA in Derry and is further evidence of the PSNI’s determination to prevent serious harm and bring offenders before the courts.Weapons like this, he says pose a threat to everyone and anyone who brings such a weapon onto the streets does not care about their community. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter Google+ By News Highland – August 15, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook Derry man sentenced for attempting to acquire prohibited weaponcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleSecurity Alert ongoing at Bishop Street in DerryNext articleGardai investigate reports of suspicious behaviour in Rossnowlagh News Highland last_img read more

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Friday, January 10, 2014 Next UpBruce Andrews, SCAC executive director, said Teresa Wamble is curator of the Fine Folk Art exhibition.“This folk art exhibition is unique in that Teresa is a qualified curator for the show,” Andrews said. “Having someone of note in the genre curate the show will qualify the participating artists as some of the best in the region. It will be a great show.”Casey said that she is honor to have been invited to show her artwork along with four noted folk artists from the Metro-Birmingham area. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Latest Stories Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Mary Ann Casey’s art featured in Shelby County The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…center_img “I think that, right now, I’m doing some of the best work I have done because it is so real, not in the sense of reality, but feelings, emotions. That’s what art is. Capturing and eliciting emotions.”Casey said a woman assemblage that she is working on is a good example.“Her hair is made from old tires and wire,” she said of the woman. “I’m using a wire lamp shade to look like a clay pot and I’ll fill it with, maybe, fish. The bird in her hair represents the fact that she is one with the earth.”Casey has been listening to a lot of Muddy Waters’ lately. He inspires and challenges her.“Muddy Waters speaks to you. It’s easy to understand his feelings, his passion because it is so real,” she said. “I want my art to be so real that it speaks to people. And, that it elicits a response from those who view it. So real. That is what I want my artwork to be.” “I haven’t thought of myself as a folk artist,” she said. “My artwork is not a part of an academic movement or influence. It’s not surreal but it is so real.”Casey said that a recent wintertime illness caused her to lose touch with the outside world for a short time.“During that time, I felt such a strong connection to the social things that are going on and that have gone on,” she said. “I feel such a part of these experiences – something as simple as standing in checkout line or stuck in traffic. Then, on another plane, I feel a strong connection to events such as the Selma march and to those who worked in the cotton mills and those who worked in the fields. It was as if all of the barriers were taken down. I knew that I had to express these and other thoughts and feelings in my art.”As she creates, Casey said that reality does not have to be connected to her artwork. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Troy artist Mary Ann Casey will be one of five artists featured at the Shelby County Arts Council’s Fine Folk Art Gallery Opening on Jan. 16.The Gallery Opening will be from 6 until 8 p.m. at the gallery at 104 Mildred Street in Columbiana.Along with Casey, other artists will be Maurice Cook and She She Vaughn, who are popular participates at TroyFest in Troy, and Anthony Tavis and Teresa Wamble. You Might Like Alleged arsonist still at large William Carroll Davis, 2009   William Carroll Davis’ name appeared on Monday’s circuit court docket, but no one in court… read more Book Nook to reopen 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgvzwer/iStock(MEBANE, N.C.) — An 11-year-old boy, who was home alone when three people broke into his family’s North Carolina residence, turned the tables on the alleged criminals when he got ahold of a machete and whacked one of them in the head, officials said.But now the boy’s family is demanding answers from the Orange County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office about how the alleged home invader slipped out of their grasp when he walked away from a hospital after being treated for injuries caused in the confrontation with young Braydon Smith, who authorities described as a local youth baseball star and a “very tough kid.”“It was infuriating,” Braydon’s mother, Kaitlin Johnson, told ABC station WTVD in Durham, North Carolina. “This guy that could have killed my child…”The suspect, Jataveon Dashawn Hall, 19, was arrested just after 1 p.m. on Sunday in Burlington, North Carolina, more than 40 hours after he was spotted on surveillance video walking out of the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill with his head heavily bandaged and wearing a hospital gown, authorities said.The terrifying ordeal occurred about 11 a.m. Friday, when Braydon was alone in his home in Mebane, North Carolina, about 20 miles northwest of Chapel Hill.Johnson, who lives in another state, was on the phone with her son when someone knocked on the front door of the Mebane house. Johnson told WTVD that she heard one of the intruders say the house was empty.Sheriff’s officials said that when the alleged robbers entered the house they discovered Braydon alone. Hall allegedly picked up a pellet gun he found in the house, took Braydon’s phone and forced the boy into a bedroom closet before he and his accomplices allegedly proceeded to ransack the residence, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s office.“The juvenile, who is a star baseball player on several area teams, left the closet and was able to gain access to a machete. He entered the living room behind the intruder, swung the machete, and struck the man in the back of the head,” the statement reads.Hall responded by kicking the boy in the stomach and knocking him against a couch, authorities said. But Braydon quickly scrambled to his feet and charged after Hall again, swinging the machete but missing.“The intruder then kicked the child in the side of the head and turned to grab several items, including a television and a PlayStation. At this point, the intruder realized he was bleeding significantly from the machete strike. He dropped the electronics, exited the residence, and all three suspects fled the home,” according to the sheriff’s office.Johnson said she managed to hear about 12 minutes of the confrontation on her phone, then called a relative in North Carolina, who in turn called 911.“It was horrifying. There’s no other way to put it,” Johnson said of hearing the confrontation on the phone. “I didn’t know that he [Braydon] would be OK.”Sheriff’s deputies raced to the home and found Braydon safe. They quickly put out an all-points bulletin and alerted local hospitals to be on the lookout for the wounded suspect.“Not only did this youngster thwart the larceny attempt, he created blood evidence that very well may lead to a conviction in this case,” Sheriff Charles Blackwood told reporters on Friday before Hall escaped. “This is a very tough kid who kept his wits about him. At the same time, I want to reflect that this youngster, his family, and indeed this community, are very lucky this event did not have a tragic ending for the child.”Hall showed up at the UNC Hospital in Hillsborough about 1 p.m. on Friday. Hospital staff treated him for a gash on the back of his head and alerted the sheriff’s office, hospital spokesman Phil Bridges said in a statement.When Hall’s condition worsened, he was transferred to the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill for further treatment.“This patient was admitted to the ED [Emergency Department], but was in the legal custody of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department which did not place an officer with him,” Bridges said. “In similar situations, hospital staff will often alert law enforcement personnel when a suspect patient is discharged, but they remain the legal responsibility of law enforcement.“It is the responsibility of law enforcement to closely monitor the status of suspects in their custody while those patients are receiving medical treatment,” Bridges added. “UNC Hospitals personnel are working with the Sheriff’s Department to offer them assistance in this matter.”The sheriff’s office said in a statement on Sunday prior to Hall’s arrest that it notified the hospital police to alert them prior to discharging Hall. Deputies planned to “pick Hall up and take him before a magistrate where warrants would be served,” according to the sheriff’s department statement.But Hall allegedly walked out of the hospital at 8:23 p.m., and vanished.Sheriff Blackwood said in a statement on Sunday that his agency wasn’t notified that Hall left the hospital until 6:26 a.m. on Saturday. He said a nurse wrote on Hall’s medical chart that he left the hospital against medical advice, but apparently never told hospital police.Blackwood said Hall, according to a hospital police officer, told the nurse he “needed to leave because the police were going to be looking for him.”“I am concerned about the amount of misinformation I am reading regarding this case,” Blackwell said in his statement. “First of all, Jataveon Hall was never in the custody of our office.”He said that when his agency was initially alerted that Hall was at the Hillsborough hospital, no warrant had been issued for him at that time.“Hall was only a suspect and there was no legal authority to hold him in custody,” Blackwell said.Later Friday, a magistrate issued multiple warrants stemming from the break-in, charging Hall with breaking and entering, second-degree kidnapping, interfering with emergency communications, and assault on a child younger than 12.The other two suspects have not been arrested, and investigators are trying to identify them.Braydon’s aunt, Ashley Matthews, told WTVD that no one seems to be taking responsibility for Hall’s escape.“Who is responsible for allowing this criminal to walk out of UNC Hospital?” Matthews said. “We want to know who it is, and we want somebody to take responsibility.”Chief Deputy Jamison Sykes defended his agency, echoing Sheriff Blackwood’s statement that the agency was never told Hall left the hospital until hours after he departed.“Our agency is very concerned about the events in this case. Effective immediately, we will institute policy changes necessary to protect the public in situations like this,” Sykes said in a statement. “We expected to be notified prior to Hall’s discharge. When Hall left the hospital Friday evening against medical advice, we certainly should have been notified. But most concerning of all is that hospital police did not even know Hall had left the premises almost ten hours prior. Indeed, Hall’s absence was only discovered when we placed a phone call to them.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgThey are often perceived as boring, faceless bureaucrats in suits, but theUK’s accountants are desperate to shed their grey image – and become more likeRichard Branson or David Beckham. A survey has found that most practitioners want to become pioneers ofentrepreneurship, aspiring to be more like Branson (45 per cent), Beckham (17per cent) or chancellor Gordon Brown (7 per cent). The ‘boring’ tag is further shunned by accountants’ desire not to brush-upon the latest financial skills, but to learn more languages (29 per cent) ortravel the world (25 per cent). The survey, carried out by Robert Half International and Accountancy Agemagazine, revealed that almost half of all accountants want to improve theirpeople management skills to enhance their careers. However, a quarter of the 1,900 respondents admitted there is a glassceiling for women working in the profession, which has an impact at every levelthroughout the financial sector. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article UK accountant want to ditch their ‘boring’ tagOn 28 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more