iStock/Thinkstock(NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine) — The 29-year-old man accused of gunning down a sheriff’s office corporal in Maine and who evaded authorities for four days has been captured, authorities said on Saturday.John Daniel Williams had been on the run since Wednesday morning when he allegedly shot and killed Cpl. Eugene Cole of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office in Norridgewock.Williams was apprehended at 12:43 p.m. on Saturday outside a small, remote camp in Norridgewock, officials said. Authorities had found tracks this week that confirmed the area he was in, officials said.Cole’s handcuffs were used in the arrest, authorities said.More than 200 law enforcement officers had been involved in the manhunt.Now that the search is done, officers can begin to grieve Cole’s loss, authorities said, and local residents “can sleep well.”The Cole family is relieved, thankful and grateful, authorities added.Less than an hour before Williams was caught, authorities read a statement from Cole’s widow, pleading with him to surrender.“I urge Mr. Williams to turn himself in or at least reach out to law enforcement,” she said in the statement. “Mr. Williams, be assured you’ll be treated the same way Corporal Cole would have treated you if you had given him the opportunity — with dignity and respect.”“We just want you to talk to someone,” she added. “Please, please talk to us.”After the killing, Williams allegedly stole the corporal’s cruiser, drove to a local convenience store and committed a robbery, authorities said. The cruiser was later found abandoned in Norridgewock.Williams had been considered armed and dangerous.A $20,000 reward was being offered for information leading to his arrest.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Stelsone/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(ATLANTA) — A former Atlanta police officer is facing charges including felony murder and aggravated assault after fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot last week, prosecutors said Wednesday.Brooks, a black man, “was running away at the time that the shot was fired” by Officer Garrett Rolfe, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said.“At the time Mr. Brooks was shot,” Howard said, “he did not pose an immediate threat of death or serious physical injury.”At the time the shot was fired, Rolfe made an “excited utterance,” and said, “I got him,” Howard said.Rolfe has since been fired.If convicted of felony murder, the former officer could face the death penalty, Howard said.The second officer at the scene, Devin Brosnan, was placed on administrative leave.Brosnan has since decided to testify on behalf of the state, Howard said.Prosecutors have spoken with multiple witnesses, consulted with a Taser expert, looked at physical evidence and viewed surveillance video, dashboard camera and witness cellphone video, Howard said. Howard said he concluded that Rolfe was aware that the Taser Brooks was holding had been fired twice. Howard explained, “Once it’s fired twice, it presented no danger to him or to any other person.”After Brooks was shot, Rolfe “kicked Mr. Brooks while he laid on the ground, while he was there fighting for his life,” Howard said. “Secondly, from the videotape, we were able to see that the other officer, Brosnan, actually stood on Mr. Brooks’ shoulders while he was there struggling for his life.”Brosnan faces two charges of violations of oath and a charge of aggravated assault for allegedly standing on Brooks’ shoulder, the district attorney said.Brooks, a 27-year-old husband, father and stepfather, was fatally shot on Friday. His death sparked an arson fire, new protests, an investigation and the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields.Brooks was killed after officers were called to a Wendy’s parking lot after receiving reports of a man, later identified as Brooks, asleep in his car. Police gave Brooks a Breathalyzer test, which registered a blood-alcohol level of .108%, above the legal limit of .08%.Brooks was “calm,” “cordial” and “displayed a cooperative nature” when speaking with the police officers, Howard said.When officers tried to place him in handcuffs, Brooks began to struggle and wrestled with both officers on the ground, grabbing an officer’s stun gun.Surveillance video showed Brooks running through the parking lot with the officers behind him. At one point, Brooks turned and allegedly shot the stun gun at an officer, who drew his weapon and opened fire.Brooks died from two gunshots to his back, the medical examiner determined.After Brooks was shot, medical attention wasn’t provided for 2 minutes and 12 seconds, Howard said.“The demeanor of the officers immediately after the shooting did not reflect any fear or danger of Mr. Brooks, but their actions really reflected other kinds of emotions,” Howard said.Howard said his office is asking Rolfe and Brosnan to surrender by 6 p.m. Thursday. Prosecutors are asking the court to grant a bond of $50,000 for Brosnan, said Howard. No bond is recommended for Rolfe, he said.Brooks’ wife, Tomika Miller, told ABC News on Sunday that she wanted to see both officers arrested and the officer who was placed on administrative duty terminated.“They don’t need to be responding with guns and Tasers and things like that to a guy, sleeping in a parking lot situation,” an attorney for Brooks’ family, L. Chris Stewart, told ABC News on Sunday. “There needs to be a certain branch of police departments that handle stuff like that.”“That’s how these situations escalate. They need to not be over policing, inner-city communities for minor stuff like this,” he said.In a statement on Wednesday, attorneys for the officers said “Mr. Brooks chose to violently attack two uniformed police officers.”The officers “attempted to leverage him to the ground while giving him loud, clear verbal commands … in response, Mr. Brooks continued actively resisting lawful efforts to arrest him,” the attorneys said. “He then escalated his resistance by punching Officer Rolfe in the face.”“Mr. Brooks continued his assault and disarmed Officer Brosnan, stealing his city-issued TASER,” the attorneys said. “Instead of merely trying to escape, Mr. Brooks reached back with his arm extended and pointed an object at Officer Rolfe. Officer Rolfe heard a sound like a gunshot and saw a flash in front of him. Fearing for his safety, and the safety of the civilians around him, Officer Rolfe dropped his taser and fired his service weapon at the only portion of Mr. Brooks that presented to him – Mr. Brooks’ back.”The attorneys say Rolfe’s actions were justified under the law.“When Mr. Brooks turned and pointed an object at Officer Rolfe, any officer would have reasonably believed that he intended to disarm, disable, or seriously injure him,” they said.Miller, now a single black mother, said she feels “like I’m just a statistic.”“Now I’m by myself taking care of four children,” she said. “This was not a choice — they forced this on me by taking my husband away, by taking my family.”“No justice will ever get that back,” she added.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Hall Announces Plans to Run for IN 49th District State SenateAn Evansville man set to run for the Indiana State Senate had toreschedule his campaign kick-off event because of so much support. Brady Hall officially announced his run for the 49th District seat tonight at Lamasco Bar and Grill. Hall…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Phish returned to The Gorge last night to finish off their two-night stand at the famed George, WA venue. After Friday night’s top-notch tease-fest—easily a contender for best of the tour so far—excitement was high for Gorge night two.The band got the show on the road with the tour debut of instrumental “Buried Alive” into the second “AC/DC Bag” of the tour. “The Moma Dance” came next, adding a dose of funk before hopping into Bill Monroe’s bluegrass standard “Uncle Pen”. Up next was a well-played version of the Mike Gordon-penned “555”. This song has appeared to be on the verge of a really great, jammed out version for a long time now, consistently reaching some cool grooving places, but never breaking through to the other side. While well played, this version followed precedent, staying strictly inside the lines.“Sleep Again” followed, making just its sixth-ever appearance in a Phish setting. The “It’s Ice” that came next was, as always, a welcome addition, and stayed mostly within its meticulously composed structure, but featured a super funky breakdown from keyboardist Page McConnell.“Driver” came next, making its first appearance in three years (111 shows), followed by a rare first set “Sand” dance party. “Horn” and “Halfway To The Moon” offered a breather before dropping into “Bathtub Gin”. The set-closing Gin was the improvisational highlight of the show, building to several ripping peaks with Anastasio leading the way, hose on full blast.The second set had a noticeably different feel from the previous night’s. While Friday’s set flowed cohesively, weaving the songs together with quotes, teases, and segues, Saturday night’s second set was lighter on the improv and more song-oriented. It was almost as if the first night was about the Phish, but the second night was about the Gorge—singing along, being with your friends, and appreciating the incredible beauty of the surroundings.The band got the set started with a relatively standard “Blaze On” that briefly flirted with some major key jam space before Trey opted for an unusually placed “Backwards Down The Number Line”. Normally appearing late in sets or as a closer or encore, hearing it pop up here was a little jarring. “Number Line” gets a lot of flack from fans for supposedly disrupting setlist flow, and while the song is upbeat, its appearance in the generally improv-heavy second song spot was a bit disappointing.If the crowd deflated a little at the first notes of “Number Line”, the opening riff of “Carini” had the opposite effect, bringing the energy right back up to a boil. “Birds Of A Feather” followed, maintaining the momentum that “Carini” had injected. Next, the soaring, Pink Floyd-esque “Wingsuit” gave way to the new ballad “Shade”, making just its fifth-ever appearance after debuting last year.The Mike’s Groove that came next followed suit with the rest of the show, featuring well played but straightforward versions of “Mike’s Song” and “Farmhouse”, and an upbeat, bass-heavy “Weekapaug Groove”. Finally, the band closed out the set with a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Shine A Light”.With the previous night’s “Tweeprise” still on the table, many fans had an idea of where the encore would end up, but nobody predicted what came first: the familiar piano part of “Hold Your Head Up”, which sends Trey to the drum set and Fishman to center stage. After admitting that he only ever remembers Syd Barrett songs, Fish sang Barrett’s “Love You” (the first in 216 shows) before delivering an always-hilarious vacuum cleaner solo. The “HYHU” refrain saw Fishman run and jump around stage—as he is known to do—before taking his usual seat behind the drums for the meat of the encore: “Harry Hood”, a song that’s become a sort of Gorge tradition for Phish. During the song, Trey asked lighting designer Chris Kuroda to turn off the lights so that everyone could appreciate the beautiful night sky, making for a glow stick war of epic proportions. Finally, the “Tweezer Reprise” that we all knew was coming rang out through the Gorge to bring a great run to a close.The one drawback of such a strong first night of a run is that it always has the potential to overshadow the second, and last night surely didn’t shine as brightly as Night 1. But with the ripping first-set “Gin”, the long, crazy encore, and tight playing from all four members of the band throughout, there was certainly a lot to like in this show, which rounded out a successful run at one of the world’s most beautiful venues.Phish makes their way to San Francisco tomorrow to begin a three-night stand at the famous Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, another venue where Phish is known to bring their A-game. Check out the full Phish.net setlist below.Setlist: Phish at The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA – 7/16/16Set 1: Buried Alive, AC/DC Bag > The Moma Dance, Uncle Pen, 555, Sleep Again, It’s Ice, Driver, Sand, Horn, Halfway to the Moon, Bathtub GinSet 2: Blaze On > Backwards Down the Number Line > Carini > Birds of a Feather, Wingsuit > Shade, Mike’s Song > Farmhouse > Weekapaug Groove, Shine a LightEncore: Hold Your Head Up, Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood > Tweezer RepriseNotes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Driver was played for the first time since August 3, 2013 (111 shows). Love You was played for the first time since October 23, 2010 (216 shows).Photography by Jordan IngleeInstagram: @visualsuplex Load remaining images
The beloved “Screaming Eagle Of Soul,” Charles Bradley, has unfortunately come down with a serious illness after touring through Europe. The illness has forced Bradley to cancel a few upcoming performances, including dates at Festival of Friends tomorrow, Flood City Music Festival on Saturday August 6th, and a headlining spot at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT on August 11th.The Festival of Friends announcement refers to Bradley’s condition as a “serious illness,” though no announcement details the nature of the situation. Whatever it is, we’re hoping that Bradley will make a full recovery and resume life on the road.Festival of Friends is replacing Bradley with the local Monster Truck band from Hamilton, ON. Meanwhile, a combination of Marc Broussard and Anders Osborne will replace Bradley at the Flood City Music Festival, with local band FlowerChild filling in on a secondary stage as well. There will be refunds issued for the lost New Haven performance.Our thoughts go out to Charles Bradley as we wish him a speedy recovery.
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ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions, just like many other types of businesses, recently found themselves with the need to quickly implement a work-from-home strategy for their employees. This pandemic brought social distancing requirements, which included closing offices and branch lobbies, forcing most employees to work remotely. While many were evaluating the work-from-home model, few had the systems in place to allow 70-80% of their staff, including call centers, to be completely untethered from their brick-and-mortar components.Customers or members provide the measurement of the success of any business. Since members expect an excellent level of service, credit unions face a significant business challenge. How will they cope with the current need for immediate virtualization across all stakeholders in the organization, from staff to membership service? How will credit unions maintain the level of service and financial offerings over a new virtual platform and prepare to increase that service as market conditions require further financial help in our struggling communities? How can we empower staff for productivity to decrease the interruption of “business as usual”?This is advanced mobility — shifting the traffic flow from inbound to outbound service and reaching members on their devices and empowering employees to conduct necessary work functions from their homes. With likely increases in membership needs based on future indications of higher demand for financial services (economic implications), remote capacity will be a long-term business requirement. Successful remote deployments require aligning a strategy that adheres to business continuity plans and pandemic disaster recovery efforts while moving along a roadmap across temporary to long-term initiatives. continue reading »
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Advertisement Comment Advertisement Arsenal board overrule Mikel Arteta after disagreement over Ainsley Maitland-Niles Maitland-Niles is valued at £20m by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arteta, wary to start the summer on a bad footing, accepted his board’s decision as he understands their need to balance the books.Everton and Brighton are both said to be interested in Maitland-Niles, who would ideally like to revert to his favoured position in central midfield if he leaves the club this summer.The 22-year-old is unlikely to be the only high profile name leaving the club this summer, with the Gunners putting the likes of Sead Kolasinac, Rob Holding, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Shkodran Mustafi in a desperate bid to raise cash. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal announced a £27m loss in March, before the coronavirus pandemic forced the Premier League into suspension.With the Gunners failing to finish in the Champions League for a fourth successive season,the club announced 55 redundancies to staff yesterday.The decision has been roudnly criticised, particularly given outcast Mesut Ozil earns £350,000-a-week and didn’t feature in a single match after the restart.Arsenal are also confident of agreeing a new £300,000-a-week deal with star striker Pierre-Emerick AUbameyang but reports claim some players will speak to the club about the redundancies. MORE: Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin open to a new challenge as Mikel Arteta plots summer sales Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to leave Arsenal this summer after the Gunners’ board overruled Mikel Arteta’s plea to keep the versatile youngster. The 22-year-old is a product of the club’s Hale End academy and is keen to continue his development with the Gunners, despite falling out of favour under Arteta.The Spaniard had appeared to deem Maitland-Niles surplus to requirements but the defender’s end-of-season form, where he starred in the FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City, convinced Arteta that he had a future at the Emirates.Arteta made this point to his board but the club are under pressure to raise cash this summer and have overruled the Spaniard’s decision by putting Maitland-Niles up for sale, report the Telegraph.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta is believed to have made the case that Maitland-Niles could prove crucial next season given Arsenal will be competing in the Europa League and he will therefore need a bigger squad to deal with the congested fixture list.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, the Gunners’ board think they can raise as much as £20m from selling the defender and they fear that his value will plummet if he stays for another 12 months. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Aug 2020 8:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares
The non-mandatory industry-wide scheme had hedged three quarters of its listed securities denominated in US and Hong Kong dollars, sterling and yen. It also fully hedged its fixed income investments in developed markets and US dollar-denominated emerging market debt. PNO Media, the Dutch pension fund for the creative sector, gained 2% last year after its alternatives holdings and allocations to European and US large cap equities outperformed.In its annual report for 2018, the €6.3bn scheme said the return exceeded its benchmark by 0.5 percentage points.However, the result was fully offset by a 2% loss incurred on its currency hedge, as the US dollar appreciated 4.8% relative to the euro.The scheme’s overall result of 0.1% was due to a 32% interest rate hedging position, PNO said. PNO Media caters for people working in the Dutch media and creative sectorsSeveral other Dutch schemes have recently revealed the negative impacts of their currency hedge positions over the course of 2018, including medical consultants’ scheme SPMS, Achmea’s company scheme, construction sector fund BpfBouw and corporate scheme Philips Pensioenfonds.Mixed equity performancePNO Media reported a 3.9% loss on its equity portfolio, but this amounted to an outperformance of 2.8 percentage points.The pension fund credited the result in particular to actively managed long-term investments in European and US large caps, which returned 2.2%.It added that the large caps portfolio had consistently outperformed its benchmark by approximately 2 percentage points since its inception in 2005.In contrast, the pension fund lost 17.6% on European small caps, in stark contrast to the allocation’s 23.4% gain in 2017.Alternatives holdings gained 14.3%, with infrastructure and non-listed real estate producing 13.4% and 13.6%, respectively.Private equity delivered 15.7%, the scheme reported, adding that the asset class had outperformed listed equity by 6.7 percentage points on average over the past 10 years.The scheme’s annual report showed that its fixed income portfolio generated a profit of 2.4%, largely due to long-duration euro-denominated government bonds, which improved by 6.1%.European investment grade credit lost 1.2%, while Dutch residential mortgages gained 1.2%.Separately, PNO Media said it had introduced a new defined contribution lifecycle plan, following its ambition to keep on growing in order to remain healthy and independent.It said its aim was for participants to purchase a pension from PNO at retirement, which would enable the scheme to invest in listed markets for longer during the accrual phase, increasing the chances of higher benefits.However, the new pension arrangements were a major contributor to an increase in pension provision costs by €70 to €306 per participant.PNO Media said it spent 71 bps on asset management and transactions combined. At June-end, the pension fund’s coverage ratio stood at 103.5%.