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Fortis successor Ageas reports strong earnings

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FTSE falls due to poor results as banks and miners weigh

first_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 10 February 2011 7:57 pm Tags: NULL FTSE falls due to poor results as banks and miners weigh whatsapp Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndo Disappointing corporate results crimped confidence on the outlook for risk-sensitive banks and miners, pushing Britain’s top share index lower by yesterday’s close. Diageo shed 4.6 per cent as half-year results from the world’s biggest spirits group missed forecasts, prompting broker Espirito Santo to downgrade its rating to “hold”.International Consolidated Airline Group was also sharply lower, off 3.3 per cent as peer Air France-KLM slid after warning it would miss a key profit target after being hit by a triple whammy of snow, strikes and security problems.The FTSE 100 ended down 32.28 points, or 0.5 per cent, at 6020.01, extending Wednesday’s retreat after hitting its best closing level since May 2008 on Tuesday.The index is still up 2 per cent in 2011 after a 9 per cent rise last year, and many analysts remain fairly upbeat about prospects for equities.“There’s a bit of nervousness around now, but there are always going to be a couple of disappointments, but overall earnings have gone reasonably well, and there’s no reason for the market to be depressed for a long period of time,” said Peter Dixon, economist at Commerzbank. There was little reaction to the expected decision by the Bank of England to leave interest rates unchanged following its latest monetary policy committee meeting.Banks were the worst blue-chip performers, with HSBC down 1.1 percent, hit by a profits disappointment from Swiss peer Credit Suisse.Renewed sovereign debt concerns also weighed on the lenders as Portugal’s government bond spreads widened.Insurers retreated, too, with Prudential down 1.9 per cent, reversing gains made on Wednesday after a broker upgrade.Miners extended Wednesday’s declines, reflecting weaker metals prices after China raised interest rates earlier in the week.Rio Tinto shed 2.4 per cent despite announcing a doubling in its dividend payout and promising to return $5bn to shareholders by 2012.Energy stocks recovered from lows as media reported that Egypt’s embattled president of 30 years might step down, helping to push crude higher. BP edged up 0.1 per cent.On the upside, Smith & Nephew, Europe’s largest artificial knees and hips maker, rose 2.1 per cent after it posted a 9 per cent rise in fourth-quarter trading profit.Advertising group WPP climbed 1.5 per cent to a nearly nine-year high, with traders citing a positive read-across from the results of French rival Publicis. And software maker Autonomy rose 2.2 per cent as UBS upgraded the stock to “buy”.On the economic data front, British manufacturing output unexpectedly fell in December, but a surge in energy production meant overall industrial output rose as expected. KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

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Kindred aims to make revenue fully sustainable by 2023

first_img Kindred Group aims to ensure that it does not generate any revenue from customers gambling in a harmful and unsustainable manner by 2023, after reporting a steady increase in uptake of its responsible gaming tools and safeguards for 2019. 10th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Kindred aims to make revenue fully sustainable by 2023 Tags: Online Gambling Email Addresscenter_img Strategy Kindred Group aims to ensure that it does not generate any revenue from customers gambling in a harmful and unsustainable manner by 2023, after reporting a steady increase in uptake of its responsible gaming tools and safeguards for 2019.The number of customers using non-mandatory control tools increased from 11% to 11.5%, the operator’s annual sustainability report revealed. However, this increase was below Kindred’s target, set in 2018, for a 50% rise in the rate of adoption for these tools.Meanwhile, 76.8% of those contacted by the operator because of their play patterns suggseted they were gambling unsustainabliy were considered to have adopted a “healthier gambling approach” following the intervention, up from 72% in 2018.Deposit limits were set by 6.6% of Kindred customers, and by 17.9% of customers who were flagged in Kindred’s players safety early detection system (PS-EDS).Reality checks, used to let customers stay aware of time and money spent gambling, were used by 2.8% of all customers and 2.4% of PS-EDS customers while loss limits were set by 0.4% of customers, and 2.7% of PS-EDS customers.Self-exclusion tools were used by 4.5% of customers and 10.7% of those flagged by PS-EDS.In the wake of an ongoing debate over the merits of voluntary vs mandatory limit-setting measures, Kindred chief executive Henrik Tjärnström (pictured) argued that voluntary restrictions were the more effective effective. Other operators, such as Paf, and critics of the gambling have recently spoken out against leaving it up to customers to set limits.“Research shows that the most efficient tools are voluntary rather than mandatory but, depending on the jurisdiction, we offer what local gambling regulation requires or recommends,” he said.Looking to the future, Tjärnström said Kindred has set an goal of generating no money from harmful gambling by 2023, which he still believes to be within reach.“I have heard people say that this is not possible; that we cannot possibly know if a customer has a problem when he or she opens an account with us,” he said. “This is true, today.“However, I firmly believe that the biggest opportunity in reaching our ambition lies within the massive technology revolution happening as we speak.“By 2023, I am convinced that the use of artificial intelligence, computing capacity, access to data and the introduction of 5G infrastructure across the world will push harmful gambling, money-laundering, fraud, match-fixing and other destructive behaviours off of digital gambling platforms.”The report also revealed that Kindred became an increasingly regulated business in 2019, with almost two-thirds of revenue coming from locally regulated markets in the year. The contribution from markets in which it holds a licence grew from 43% in 2018 to 59% in 2019, thanks in part to the re-regulation of the Swedish market from January 2019.Kindred chief executive Henrik Tjärnström said that this figure was “a clear indication that [Kindred wants] to contribute to our communities in every way possible.”Kindred also achieved success in other areas of sustainability, with the business reducing CO2 emissions per employee by 11.4% and offsetting its entire CO2 contribution. In addition, 88% of Kindred employees said Kindred was “a great place to work” and more than 85% used extra paid leave to contribute to local communities.The operator also paid £226m in taxes in 2019, as well as around £90m to sports teams through sponsorships.“For every pound sterling in proposed dividend to shareholders, Kindred generated £5.7 in tax paid, and £0.8 in sponsorships to sports,” Tjärnström said.The operator’s responsible gambling report also included input from experts in sustainability, including Epic Risk Management chief executive Paul Buck, who said the goal of no harmful gambling revenue by 2023 was unlikely to be achieved.“I think Kindred has set a very ambitious, but probably not achievable ambition,” Buck said. “Kindred is already industry leading in their responsible gambling work, but no matter how much good an operator does, it is unrealistic to have no harm at all.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Strategylast_img read more

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Enlabs acquires majority stake in Shogun Group

first_img“Enlabs is taking a step forward with the aim of becoming a more global online operator.” Topics: Management Baltics-facing igaming operator Enlabs has acquired a 66.5% stake in Shogun Group, a Maltese online gaming business, for a total consideration of €664,000 (£614,243/$789,116). This represents a 34% premium on the operator’s average trading price over the 90 days to 27 August, and is not open for negotiation. Enlabs acquires majority stake in Shogun Group It will have the opportunity to acquire the remaining stake in the business in January 2023, for a multiple of five times the business’ net profit. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The acquisition comes as the business prepares to make an offer to acquire Global Gaming, having increased its stake in the Ninja Casino operator to 54.06% last month. “We now have new brands and a competent sales team with experience from global markets,” Ustinov said. “We will get a good testing platform for our technology and thus the opportunity to be able to develop it more rapidly. The business is described as having just moved out of its ‘start-up stage’, and Enlabs has acquired its stake from a consortium of investors in the business, with its founders holding the remaining 33.5%. As part of the agreement, it will also invest €1m in Shogun. Regions: Malta “The collaboration with Enlabs and the fact that we are now part of Enlabs’ organisation ensures we can accelerate our business growth, and in addition to this we see scope for new opportunities via Enlabs,” Shogun Group co-founder Eric Holmberg said. “This is a big step for us, and we confidently look to the future for Shogun.” Enlabs chief executive George Ustinov added that the investment in Shogun Group would act as an “excellent complement” to the business’ other operations, and accelerate its expansion into new markets. This triggers the threshold at which it must make a public offer to acquire the remaining shares in the business within four weeks. It plans to offer Global’s remaining shareholders the opportunity to transfer their holdings to Enlabs at a price of SEK11 per Global Gaming share. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 15th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Management Following the acquisition, Shogun will be migrated from its current third-party platform to Enlabs’ proprietary technology, as well as integrating its BetX sportsbook and gaining access to the operator’s full range of technology and support services. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Kenya Orchards Limited (ORCH.ke) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Orchards Plc manufactures and sells fruit and vegetable bottled and canned products for domestic consumption in Kenya. The company also produces a range of spices and seasoning. Products in its bottled range include fruit jams, tomato paste, tomato sauce, maple syrup, mayonnaise, custard powder, white vinegar used as a meat tenderizer and corn starch. Products in its canned range include baked beans, matoke and mushrooms. Kenya Orchards Plc head office and main operation is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Orchards Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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NYC airport workers demand living wage

first_imgLocal 32BJ of the Service Employees union organized a protest on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20, to demand the day as a paid holiday for airport contract workers. Hundreds of workers marched across the LaGuardia Airport access bridge in Queens, N.Y., after the airlines and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey repeatedly refused to make MLK Day a paid holiday. These workers also want 32BJ recognized as their union.These contract workers at the three Port Authority airports — LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark — receive minimum wages, no sick days, insufficient medical care and hard working conditions.There was broad community support for the protest. About 30 people, including 32BJ President Héctor Figueroa, Rep. Charles Rangel and some members of New York’s City Council and State Assembly, sat down on the bridge in a preplanned civil disobedience and were arrested.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Volleyball starts slow, loses to Iowa State 0-3

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ ReddIt Garrett Podell Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Facebook Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texascenter_img Twitter printThe Frogs (16-7, 6-5 Big 12 Conference) started off Saturday’s match down 0-4 in the first set and never caught up with the Cyclones (15-7, 8-3), who led wire-to-wire in an error-plagued match for TCU at home in Fort Worth.The Frogs lost in three sets, finishing 25-19, 25-21 and 25-17.TCU was out-blocked 4.5-6.o and was out-killed 35-47.Outside hitter Ashleigh Martin led the Frogs in kills with eight, but two Cyclones, Morgan Kuhrt and Samara West, totaled twelve kills each to lead the match.Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer was not pleased with the team’s execution.“I thought we came in with a solid game plan to attack them up the center of the court, but when you have service errors, those lead to blocking errors, which lead to errors in the passing game,” Kramer said.“Those errors start a vicious cycle, and I will make sure we come out ready to play in our next two road matches,” she said.TCU will take on the Baylor Bears in Waco on Wednesday at 7 p.m in their next match. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt + posts Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleDisruptive behavior at bus loadings causes increase in alcohol violationsNext articleFrogs in dire straits against Oklahoma State Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Two Caltech Professors Named Simons Investigators

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Caltech professors Alexei Kitaev (left) and Christopher Umans (right). Credit: Lance Hayashida/Caltech and the EAS Communications Office/CaltechCaltech professors Alexei Kitaev and Christopher Umans have been named Simons Investigators. These appointments are given annually to “support outstanding scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions.” Investigators receive $100,000 annually for five years.Alexei Kitaev, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, studies quantum computation and related areas of theoretical physics. He was recognized for helping to found the field of topological quantum computing, which involves theoretical computing devices that use a type of elementary particle called an anyon to do computations.“The central idea is to protect quantum information from errors by encoding it in a collective state of many electrons called a ‘topological quantum phase,’” Kitaev says. “I proposed a scheme whereby a piece of quantum information is stored in a pair of particles called Majorana modes at the ends of a microscopic wire. This idea has been elaborated by other physicists and is now being tested experimentally.”In 2012, Kitaev received the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize for his work developing algorithms and theories to enable quantum computing. A member of Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, he was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008.Chris Umans, a professor of computer science, studies complexity theory, a field that aims to determine rigorously the possibilities and limitations of computation. “Computational complexity attempts to answer the question: ‘What is computationally feasible given limited computational resources?’” he says.Umans was noted by the Simons Foundation for his work on matrix multiplication, a prominent problem that involves the devising of optimal algorithms for multiplying two n-by-n matrices. The citation also noted his development of a “novel algorithm for polynomial factorization.”“The Simons award was a complete surprise! I am honored to be recognized in this way and grateful to the Simons Foundation for their support,” he says. “Long-term support like this allows researchers to really focus on difficult, long-term problems, and this is incredibly valuable, especially in these fields that are filled with deep, foundational open questions.”Umans also received an NSF CAREER award in 2004 and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2005.The Simons Foundation was founded in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons to advance research in mathematics and the basic sciences. In 2012, the Simons Foundation awarded fellowships to Hirosi Ooguri, the Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics and Director of Caltech’s Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, and former professor of astrophysics Christopher Hirata (BS ’01), now a professor of physics at Ohio State University. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week People Two Caltech Professors Named Simons Investigators By LORI DAJOSE Published on Friday, August 7, 2015 | 11:11 am Business News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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BREAKING : Justice BR Gavai Recuses From Hearing Param Bir Singh’s Plea Against Maharashtra Govt Inquiries

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING : Justice BR Gavai Recuses From Hearing Param Bir Singh’s Plea Against Maharashtra Govt Inquiries LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 May 2021 12:56 AMShare This – xSupreme Court judge Justice BR Gavai recused from hearing a writ petition filed by expelled Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh challenging the departmental inquiries initiated against him by the Maharashtra Government.The petition was listed today before a vacation bench comprising Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai. When the matter was taken, Justice Saran told Senior Advocate Puneet Bali, who was representing Param Bir, that “his brother has difficulty in hearing the matter”.Senior Advocate Bali had by then started his submissions by saying that a “witch-hunt” was going on against Param Bir Singh in violation of the orders of the Supreme Court and bombay High Court”I cannot hear the matter”, Justice Gavai, whose parent High Court is Bombay High Court, told the lawyer.The bench directed the listing of the matter before a bench in which Justice Gavai is not a member.In his petition, Singh alleges that the inquiry officer of the state government is threatening him with false cases unless the complaint made by him against former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh – which is being investigated by the CBI as per orders of the Bombay High Court- is withdrawn. The former Mumbai top cop says that he has submitted before the CBI the transcripts showing alleged phone call conversations from the inquiry officer threatening him.In the writ petition filed before the Supreme Court, Singh has prayed for a direction to the CBI to act on his representation made against the alleged threats made by the Maharashtra Government’s inquiry officer.Expressing no-confidence with the probe under the Maharashtra Government, Singh has sought for transfer of all departmental enquiries already initiated to another state.Further, he seeks transfer of inquiries already initiated or contemplated for any punitive prosecution to an independent agency like the CBI.Singh, who was shifted from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner to the Home Guards department on March 17 this year, had written a letter to the government alleging corruption and misuse of official position by Deshmukh.The letter from March 20 alleged that Deshmukh met with subordinate police officers, including suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze, in February and asked for collection of Rs 100 crore per month. After hearing a clutch of PILs, including one by Singh, the Bombay High Court had, on April 5 issued directions for the Central Bureau of Investigation to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the allegations levelled by in Singh’s letter. Deshmukh resigned as State’s Home Minister pursuant to these directions.On April1, the Maharashtra government directed DGP Sanjay Pandey to initiate preliminary inquiry against Singh for alleged violation of All India Service(Conduct) Rules. The Maharashtra police has also registered an FIR against him alleging corruption.Singh has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the FIR and the departmental inquiry. Before the High Court, the Maharashtra Police gave an undertaking not to arrest him till May 20.Tags#Param Bir Singh Anik Deshmukh Next Storylast_img read more

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Three missing girls found in car with fugitive, police say

first_imgvmargineanu/iStock(ROSEBURG, Ore.) — Three girls reported missing in Washington state have been found in Oregon with a California fugitive, who is now facing human trafficking charges, police said.Police officers made the discovery early Thursday morning while observing a suspicious vehicle parked in the vicinity of the Roseburg Regional Airport in Oregon’s Douglas County. The officers stopped the vehicle, which was a rental car, and made contact with a man and three girls inside, according to a press release from the Roseburg Police Department.The officers soon discovered that the man, identified as 41-year-old Maurice Pierre Hurth of Suisun City, Calif., had multiple warrants out for his arrest in the Golden State. The fugitive was arrested on those warrants after a “brief resistance,” police said.After further investigation, police learned that the three girls were recently reported missing from a youth group home in the Seattle area.The trio, who are all under 18, were taken into protective custody and transferred to the Douglas County Juvenile Shelter in Roseburg, Ore.Police said that evidence gathered from the probe led to Hurth being charged with three counts each of trafficking in persons, compelling prostitution and first-degree custodial interference, as well as one count of encouraging child sex abuse in the first degree.Hurth is being held at the Douglas County Correction Center in Roseburg, Oregon, as the investigation continues, police said. It’s unclear whether he has obtained an attorney.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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