Warren Buffett’s most useful phrases

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Although the fundamentals of the market regularly change, many of Warren Buffett’s sayings are relatively timeless. Buffett has been a market participant for a long time, and judging by his returns over the years, he’s been very successful at it too. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buy quality companies at a fair priceI think one of the most useful Buffett quotes is: “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”It’s always tempting to buy shares that look cheap. If a share price has fallen a lot, it can look like an opportunity. Shares that trade at low price-to-earnings ratios versus their peers also look like they have a lot of potential. Yet a share’s cheapness can often be a mirage. If a share is cheap, it is often cheap for a reason. A share’s price could reflect potential deterioration in fundamentals in the future. Many cheap stocks often stay cheap for a long time, while many quality stocks that trade at higher valuations perform better. In the last 10 years, Alphabet and Facebook have been great examples of how shares in quality companies that trade at a fair valuation have done well. Both companies have competitive advantages such as network effects, huge user bases, and many financial resources. Both have great management and are in growing sectors. Although both shares have traded at higher than average P/E ratios in many cases, both have done really well. In terms of technology, Buffett himself purchased shares of Apple for his firm Berkshire Hathaway, and the bet turned out to be a great one. Apple is a quality company because it has a great brand, massive scale, and great financial resources. Buffett’s purchase of Apple shares has made Berkshire Hathaway tens of billions of dollars. I believe another useful addition to the ‘buy a wonderful company at a fair price’ philosophy is also to be adequately diversified with a basket of quality companies in different sectors.Think and invest with a long-term perspectiveAnother useful Buffett phrase in my view is, “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years”.My interpretation of Buffett’s quote is to think and invest with a long-term perspective and not care that much about the short term. Given a long enough period, many companies will have bad earnings reports. Many of the same companies will also have good earnings reports. The effects of many events will be canceled out by the effects of other events. That makes the impact of many events in the long term relatively minimal. In my view, in the long term, how well stocks do depends a lot more on how they are positioned on long-term trends and how well management executes.Buffett means what he says. He doesn’t often go in and out of positions in a short amount of time. Many of his firm’s investments are also positioned on long-term trends and have good management. Buffett’s decision to invest in Coca-Cola, for example, benefits from the long-term trend of rising incomes in emerging markets.  Image source: The Motley Fool Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Jay Yao Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (C shares), Apple, and Facebook. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Jay Yao | Friday, 15th January, 2021 Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Warren Buffett’s most useful phraseslast_img read more

St. Alban’s, D.C., honored among ‘interfaith engaged’ leaders

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By ENInews staffPosted Dec 8, 2011 Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA [Ecumenical News International] Five congregations demonstrating a special enthusiasm and exemplary work for interfaith relations have been named “model interfaith engaged congregations” by the National Council of Churches (NCC), according to a news release.In June, the NCC’s Interfaith Relations Commission asked for nominations from its member communions and other communities affiliated with the Council of congregations that “have something important to share about interfaith engagement.”As a result of the national initiative, says the release, the Commission is honoring Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Community Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Tempe, Arizona; Episcopal Tri-Faith Ministries in Omaha, Nebraska; First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Eugene, Oregon; and St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.Each congregation recognized for its engagement in interfaith relations will in turn serve as a mentor for other congregations seeking to enhance their work in this area.“These recognitions advance congregational mission and health by empowering congregations to share their story with denominational partners, local media, and potential funders,” said Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, NCC associate general secretary, Faith & Order and Interfaith Relations.The initiative, which will become an annual event, is also aimed at “encouraging creative interfaith engagement through inclusion of interfaith content in curricula, preaching, theology, vision and mission, and budget; and equipping leaders to affirm and celebrate all who have contributed to the recognition and providing an impetus for more people get involved,” according to Kireopoulos. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 St. Alban’s, D.C., honored among ‘interfaith engaged’ leaders Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

How Could Falling Oil Prices Affect Renewable Energy Growth?

first_img How Could Falling Oil Prices Affect Renewable Energy Growth? Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which, hey, no judgments here), you’ve more than likely heard about the falling price of oil. Oil, of course, is big business and when big business affected somehow, it doesn’t happen in a vacuum.One of the most impacted sectors is of course renewable energy. There are those out there who think that a fall in oil prices would mean a fall in renewable energy growth, but that would be oversimplifying things. The relationship between oil and renewable energy is much more complicated than that. “Inevitably, there will be some impact because we think the high oil price is a key driver [for] renewable energy,” Flora Chang, an energy analyst at Bernstein Research, told  CNBC.Chang believes that cheaper oil will only potentially delay projects, though, not completely derail them. Remember: the price of renewable energy is falling rapidly too.“Renewable energy is a technology. In the technology sector, costs always go down,” Bernstein’s mid-November report read. “Fossil fuels are extracted. In extractive industries, costs (almost) always go up. Renewable and fossil fuel cost per unit of energy are now roughly comparable in many places… but heading in opposite directions. New, superior technologies don’t split markets with old, inferior technologies.”Some, such as Lin Boqiang, director of the Energy Economics Research Center at Xiamen University in China, believe this isn’t quite true across the board and countries such as China could see trouble in the renewable energy sector.“If oil stays at current prices or weakens through the first half of next year,” he told  Bloomberg, “the impact on new energy would be massive. Weakening oil prices would hamper the competitiveness of new energy. The government has to subsidize the new energy industry to support its development.”Despite this fear in China, markets in North America and Europe will likely remain unchanged. Other major energy players might see some affects, but they are expected to be minimal.“In the Middle East, and to a lesser extent post-Fukushima Japan, there is some relevance,” Pavel Molchanov, a senior research analyst at Raymond James Financial, told  The Guardian. But even at prices below today’s forecasts, he added, “solar can compete effectively with diesel-fired generation.”According to Colin Chilcoat of OilPrice.com, this competition isn’t what will hamper renewable energy growth.“By 2020, utility-scale solar will be competitive with gas-fired power at a wide range of natural gas prices and in all key markets, including low-insolation regions,” he wrote  for the CS Monitor. “Wind power is already there. The total LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy) for onshore wind is cheaper than that of conventional coal as well as natural gas-fired plants with carbon capture and storage.”What, then, should renewable energy companies be worrying about?“The biggest threat to renewables growth is not the price of oil or gas, but instead policy and regulatory measures,” Chilcoat claimed. “With the United States’ solar investment tax credit set to expire in 2016, states taking matters into their own hands, and the EU’s own unclear renewable policy future post-2020, investors will have trouble guaranteeing an equitable and predictable return.”While tackling policy is a whole different debate, what is the answer to the initially posed question? Will the drop in oil prices affect renewable energy? In short: no, probably not.“Fluctuations in oil prices have little impact on solar or many other renewable energy sources. This is partly why the economic proposition of solar is so compelling, unique and valuable,” Marc van Gerven, vice president of global strategic marketing at First Solar, told The Guardian. “For example, up to 50 percent of the cost of a fossil plant is the expense of the fuel over the life of the plant, while sunlight is essentially free.”So for now, don’t worry, and enjoy filling up the car for less. Source: Kevin Smead at Energydigital.com SHARE SHARE By Andy Eubank – Dec 9, 2014 Home Energy How Could Falling Oil Prices Affect Renewable Energy Growth? Previous articleFarm Donates $5 Million to Purdue Animal ScienceNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Mc Hugh says incoming government must commit to funding Donegal community hospitals

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Mc Hugh says incoming government must commit to funding Donegal community hospitals Previous articleMan denies raping 18 year old woman in Donegal alleyway in 2012Next articleHospital group rejects HSE statement on future of community hospitals admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – February 19, 2016 Google+ The HSE has issued a statement regarding Investment in Donegal Community Hospitals which partially addresses concerns over the future of St. Josephs in Stranorlar, Lifford and Ramelton.The statement says the facilities will remain open, but no commitment has been given regarding long-term beds within the facilities.The have agreed with HIQA that the 20 bed community hospital in Lifford which includes 3 long stay beds will continue to function as a short stay facility.Ramelton Nursing Unit will continue to function as normal while the HSE is currently awaiting confirmation of registration of St Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar which is expected shortly.Minister Joe McHugh says the next Government will have a duty to ensure extra funding for the three hospitals in question:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/joemchugh7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Slumdog Millionare Actor Granted Pre-Arrest Bail In Sexual Assault Case

first_imgNews UpdatesSlumdog Millionare Actor Granted Pre-Arrest Bail In Sexual Assault Case Sharmeen Hakim26 March 2021 9:55 PMShare This – xA Sessions Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor Madhur Mittal in a sexual assault case filed against him by his ex-girlfriend on February 23, 2021. The 28-year-old also accused him of beating her up at her residence on February 13, after they broke up. Additional Sessions Judge Sonali Aggarwal granted the actor pre-arrest bail on the execution of a surety of Rs. 15,000 and PR Bond of the same amount. The court has directed him not to threaten or cause any injury to the informant. The Khar police had booked Mittal under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354A (sexual harassment), 354B (use of criminal force to disrobe a woman), 354(D) (stalking) and 509 (words or gestures intending to insult the modesty of any woman). Mittal approached the court through his lawyer Saveena Bedi of Lawhive Associates. She submitted that Mittal had no criminal cases pending against him. “She (Victim) goes for a medical after three days. She has telephoned me after the alleged incident. Just because she provides four photographs of dark circles and torn lips, can that become an injury?” Bedi had argued. In his application, Mittal invoked his success as an actor. “The applicant is a well know actor and was seen in shows such as Slumdog Millionaire, Boogie Woogie whereas the informant is a model and struggling actor,” his application reads. Mittal states that he was in a steady relationship with the victim who broke up with him after he fell asleep on a video call. Mittal claimed that on the day of the alleged incident, on February 13, he called the complainant from below her house and went up only after she agreed. He denied beating her up or touching her without her consent. He claimed, he met with an accident some time ago due to which he has artificial incisors, with no sensation in them. “Due to this, the applicant does not realise if small cuts are caused on others lips while kissing,” his application stated. Mittal has also accused the victim of being religiously biased and trying to convert him. The prosecution objected to the plea and claimed the actor was constantly harassing the complainant. During the anticipatory bail hearing, prosecutor Meera Choudhry argued that Mittal has admitted his presence at the scene of the offence on February 13, 2021. “They have admitted everything except that he beat her up,” she said. Choudhry submitted that even after the break-up Mittal kept harassing the complainant. “She informed her flatmate, who asked her to approach the police, but she went to a friend’s house, instead,” Choudhry argued. On February 15, Mittal allegedly came below the victim’s house again but left after her lawyer Niranjani Shetty threatened to call 104, the woman’s helpline number, Choudhry said. She added that the victim was hurt under the eye and lip, and took treatment from Holy Family Hospital for her injuries on February 16.Click Hear To Download/Read OrderTagsSessions Court Madhur Mittal Sexual Assault Case Additional Sessions Judge Sonali Aggarwal Next Storylast_img read more

Update: Gardai urging motorists to expect delays after minor crash

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Gardai are urging motorists travelling on the main Letterkenny – Derry road to expect delays this following a two-vehicle crash this morning. The collision happened shortly after 7am on the Derry side of Manorcunningham.Emergency services remain at the scene however Gardai have confirmed that nobody has been seriously injured.Local Cllr Paul Canning says the particular stretch of road has been subject to a high number of collisions over the years:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/cantyutyuytutyutyutyning.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Google+ Google+center_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Update: Gardai urging motorists to expect delays after minor crash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – November 6, 2018 Previous articleBreaking: Emergency services attending crash on Letterkenny-Derry roadNext articleCarndonagh Business alert scheme officially launched News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

CLOVER BUDS: 4-H program teaches kindergarten students about sounds

first_img Print Article You Might Like Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sounds are made by vibrations. Ears capture those sounds and send them to the brain.The 5-K students at Pike Liberal Arts School had a fun time learning about sounds Friday. They learned about vocal chords and how vocal chords enable them to make sounds.They recalled pleasant sounds, birds and music, and frightening sounds like wolves and sirens. Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… CLOVER BUDS: 4-H program teaches kindergarten students about sounds Goshen moves to 2-0 in region after knocking off Samson The Goshen Eagles (2-1) hosted regional foe Samson (2-1) on Friday night in hopes of moving to 2-0 in regional… read more Next UpThe fun-learning program was presented by Pike County Extension Coordinator Katie Thomas and assisted by Courtney Daniels, who both played the role of unconventional Easter bunnies. They gave each young student an Easter egg but one without candy.Each egg contained an object that made a sound when the egg was shaken. Some eggs made loud sounds, some made soft sounds, others made scratchy sounds and some made no sound at all.The students then had opportunities to develop the scientific skills of observing, comparing and categorizing. And, all the while, they were unaware that they were learning more about sound. At the end of the program, the five-year-old students were named 4-H Cloverbuds and will have the opportunity to participate in Cloverbud programs throughout the year.Thomas said the Cloverbud program is designed to teach children about the world around them and, during early childhood when their interests are at their highest peak.“This year more than 200 children in Pike County will get to have fun with hands-on learning through 4-H Cloverbud clubs at Pike Liberal Arts School and Troy Elementary,” Thomas said. “Typically, 4-H programs focus on youth development in older children but Cloverbud clubs are designed for kids between the ages of five and eight and are ideal for kindergarteners.”Cloverbuds will meet each month and the activity-centered lessons will come from an Alabama 4-H approved statewide curriculum based on age-appropriate research.“Cloverbud clubs can help kids in Pike County grow into smart and thoughtful contributing members of their communities and families,” Thomas said. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The five-year-old scientists were asked to shake their eggs and listen closely to the sound. Once they had identified the vibrating sound their eggs made, they were challenged to find the one other student with an egg that made the same sound.With a lot of shaking of the eggs and with a lot of listening and some confusion, the students were able to find their matching-sound egg.When two like-sounding eggs were found, the students were allowed to “crack” their eggs to find what was inside.Some eggs made loud sounds. They contained heavy things including bells, dice and pennies. Other eggs made soft sounds. They were stuffed with cotton, sugar and sand. By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 15, 2018 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 HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe 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

NYPD encounter that led to shooting of bipolar man lasted ‘no more than 10 seconds’: Sources

first_imgWABC-TV(NEW YORK) — The fatal encounter between New York City police and a bipolar Brooklyn man waiving what looked like a gun lasted no more than 10 seconds, police sources told ABC News.Saheed Vassell was warned to drop what turned out to be the top of a welding torch before four officers opened fire, the sources said. Vassell was struck at least seven times and maybe as many as nine times, according to the medical examiner.None of the officers had been involved in previous on-duty shootings, police said, and they remain on active duty while the state attorney general investigates.“You saw how quickly that transpired,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Friday. “Those officers didn’t have much time. Being presented with immediate threat is different from being able to step back and talk.”The NYPD released additional video footage that showed Vassell walking quickly through Crown Heights, waiving a silver metal pipe at passersby. Additional transcripts of 911 calls were also released.“There is a guy walking around,” one caller said. “He looks like he is crazy but he’s pointing something at people that looks like a gun and he’s like popping it like he’s pulling the trigger. He’s not pulling a trigger but he’s making a motion as if he is and there is something sticking out of his jacket.”The caller continued: “I’m watching the guy, he’s crossing the street and putting it in people’s face like it’s a gun and pulling his hat, he’s doing some (unintelligible) and pulling it back, like he’s making a trigger sign and people is like ducking and like trying to avoid because they’re thinking it’s a gun. There is something hanging out of his jacket. I’m like oh my god.”Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the officers’ actions.“You can see in those transcripts how fearful the people on the streets were for their own safety,” de Blasio said during his weekly appearance on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.Critics wondered whether the outcome would have been different had beat cops -– who patrol the neighborhood and may have known Vassell and his condition, and not officers from a specialized unit — responded to the scene.“We do know this took place in such a fast time sequence that the normal concepts of reaching the officers who normally are on the beat, etc., may not have even been conceivable in this kind of – literally a few minutes time span,” de Blasio said.The mayor said he would like to see more mental health help available for someone like Vassell, whose family said suffered from bipolar disorder.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

At least 10 dead in shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, explosives found: Officials

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SANTA FE, Tx.) —  At least ten people are dead after a student allegedly opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning, sending students fleeing for their lives, said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.Ten others were wounded, including a police officer, officials said.Gov. Abbott called the shooting “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve seen in the history of Texas schools.”The suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, is in custody and has been charged with capital murder, officials said. The suspect allegedly wrote in journals that he wanted to carry out the shooting and then commit suicide, but he gave himself up to authorities, according to Abbott.A second individual, a person of interest, has been detained, officials said.Two weapons were used in the massacre — a shotgun and a .38 revolver — both of which appear to be legally owned by the suspect’s father, the governor said.“I have no information if the father was aware the son had taken these weapons from the father,” Abbott added.Explosive devices were also found at the school, and devices including a Molotov cocktail were found in a car and a home, authorities said.Community members are warned to be on the lookout for suspicious items, officials said.Friday morning’s shooting took place in an art class, witnesses said, ABC station KTRK in Houston reported.“I heard the [fire] alarms and everybody ran out,” tenth-grader Dakota Shrader told KTRK. “At first all we heard was ‘run, run,’ and next thing you know we hear, ‘boom, boom, boom.’”  “Everybody started running,” she said, “and I tried to make it to the safest place that I could as fast as I can. I called my mom right away.”“She couldn’t breathe, she was having an asthma attack,” her mom added. “I didn’t even know where to find her.” As students lined up outside the building, ambulances, helicopters and federal agents swarmed the school in Santa Fe, between Galveston and Houston. “I’m scared to even go back,” said one student, crying. “It’s just not something that you should feel throughout the day, being scared. Especially somewhere where we say the Pledge of Allegiance.”“It has been happening everywhere. I wasn’t surprised it happened here,” one student told KTRK. “I was just scared. I just kept running.” Friday’s shooting comes three months after the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that killed 17 students and staff. The Parkland massacre prompted a massive, youth-led push for school safety and gun reform.Just last month students at Santa Fe High School participated in a nationwide school walkout against school gun violence. The walkout was held on April 20 — the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre that killed 13.A Santa Fe student said they read poems by a Parkland survivor, held 17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 people killed in Parkland, and discussed ways they could raise gun violence awareness and make their voices heard. School shootings have “been going on too long in our country,” President Trump said Friday from the White House.“Too many years, too many decades now, we grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack,” he said.“My prayers are with each student, parent, educator and first responder impacted,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement. “Our schools must be safe and nurturing environments for learning. No student should have to experience the trauma suffered by so many today and in similar events prior.”“We simply cannot allow this trend to continue,” she said. “Every day, the Federal Commission on School Safety is working to identify proven ways to prevent violence and keep our students safe at school. Our work remains urgent. Our nation must come together and address the underlying issues that lead to such tragic and senseless loss of life.”Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texas’ flags to fly at half-staff across the state.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Nine-year-old’s lemonade stand robbed by BB gun-toting suspect

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MONROE, N.C.) — A 9-year-old North Carolina boy running a lemonade stand was robbed by an armed suspect Saturday, police said.The boy was selling lemonade in Monroe, about 25 miles from Charlotte, when he was approached by a teen who stuck what appeared to be a handgun to the boy’s stomach, demanded money and fled on foot, the Union County Sheriff’s Office said.The boy had less than $20 in cash on him, police spokesman Tony Underwood told ABC News affiliate WSOC.Officials believe the suspect, described as a black male in his teens, made his getaway on a bicycle after the robbery. He was seen wearing a camouflage hat and a black shirt.While searching for the suspect, deputies found a trail that led into the woods where the hat, a black-colored BB handgun and a stolen metal tin containing the boy’s cash were recovered, police said.Police are still searching for the suspect.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more