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Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgSwan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgKakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileKakuzi Limited grows, packs and sells avocados in Kenya. The company also has interests in growing, cracking and selling macadamia nuts; growing tea and producing tea products; and growing and selling pineapples. Its forestry division produces a range of timber products which include poles, fencing posts, gates, planting boxes, trellises, doors and door frames and heat-treated pallets. Kakuzi Limited also has interests in livestock farming; primarily beef and dairy cattle. Its livestock operation offers a cattle breeding and management service and overseas the production and sale of halaal beef, offal, hides, manure and hay. Kakuzi Limited has operations in the United Kingdom and regions in Europe. Kakuzi Limited is a subsidiary of Camellia Plc (United Kingdom) and its head office is in Thika, Kenya. Kakuzi Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Shares in this growth stock are falling and I might buy soon

first_img So-called growth stocks had a strong 2020 – especially if they were tech-related. These shares often pay a lower dividend and instead reinvest heavily back into the business to grow more.One such share is gaming company Team17 (LSE: TM17). However, investors’ rotation to value, stoked by fears of inflation, along with valuations getting just a bit high and tough comparisons against a very strong 2020, have all bought the share price of this growth stock down.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…What’s happening with this growth stock share price?So far this year, the Team17 share price is down 20%. Over 12 months, however, the shares are still up, by around 12%. The fall has been particularly steep recently. Potentially that opens up a buying opportunity. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Andy Ross | Monday, 24th May, 2021 | More on: TM17 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 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. Shares in this growth stock are falling and I might buy soon Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. If we look back further over a longer period of time, the shares have delivered for shareholders. Five years ago the shares traded at just over 200p. At the time of writing, they are 680p.Even final results in mid-March that showed revenue up 34% and profit before tax up 36% haven’t helped the share price. The games producer released a record number of new games, so is performing well on an operational, as well as a financial, front.I think overall, as the results highlight, Team17 is a strong business but investors feel there are better opportunities and greater value in other parts of the market. That’s why the shares have been falling.Would I add to my portfolio?I think Team 17 is a very good company. Because has strong financials and fundamentals, it has a good games catalogue to help it earn future revenues and it has an entrepreneurial founder who is still CEO and a major shareholder.But alongside all those positives there is a risk of trying to catch a falling knife if I invest now. As good as the company may be, the share price could keep falling. The price-to-earnings ratio, while well down, is still potentially quite high.Also, if lots of investors are putting money into reopening stocks, then that could squeeze stocks that were considered winners from the pandemic because the conditions that helped their share prices are now being reversed.The big question is: does the opportunity to go outdoors mean less demand for gaming? I’m not sure it does long term. Gaming is still a growth industry. That’s why I’ll keep the shares on my watchlist and wait for any signs of recovery.My last point is that the shares are starting to look decent value for a gaming stock. So it’s a case of decent growth share, but the share price is being beaten down and may continue to be so. I don’t want to add this too early into my portfolio, even if I am investing for the long term.  Image source: Getty Images Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Watch the Fundraising Update event live

first_img Today NCVO is hosting an event that will provide an update on developments in the fundraising self-regulatory framework following the acceptance by the Government of the Etherington Committee’s proposals.The event is free to attend but, to ensure as wide an audience as possible can attend, it is also being livestreamed. You can watch it here from 11am. If you missed it, the recording will be available below. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: ethics Law / policy NCVO regulation Howard Lake | 4 December 2015 | News  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Watch the Fundraising Update event live About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

WWP candidates stand with the ‘Fight for 15 and a Union’ movement

first_imgThe Workers World Party 2016 National Election Campaign, running Monica Moorehead for president and Lamont Lilly for vice president, released the following statement on Nov. 11:On Nov. 10, fast food, homecare, childcare, airport and other low-wage workers from many different sectors walked off the job, beginning a strike for $15 and the right to form a union. From coast to coast, large demonstrations of workers took place at fast food restaurants and shut down traffic in many major cities. All in all, nearly 500 cities saw demonstrations during the largest day of action to date.The Moorehead-Lilly campaign stands with the courageous workers who have been leading the “Fight for 15 and a Union” movement and expresses our unwavering support for their demands.This most recent strike comes nearly three years to the day after some 200 fast food workers first walked off the job in New York City, inspiring other low-wage workers across the country to follow in their footsteps. Low-wage workers – led largely by women and Black and Latino/a workers – have gone on strike many times since this movement began. This militancy gives a much-needed boost to labor and the broader social movements. It has undoubtedly helped to elevate class consciousness, solidarity and unity. Many encouraging developments across the country show stronger alliances being built between low-wage workers, Black Lives Matter and the immigrant rights movement, including the recent struggle against racism on the campus of the University of Missouri. We must continue to build and expand the movement for $15 and a union.   The rising up of fast food and low-wage workers is a response to the worsening conditions and deepening impoverishment of the working class in the U.S. and around the globe, which has one source – capitalism. The foundation of the capitalist system is exploitation of workers and the theft of the vast wealth we create by a small class of greedy billionaire owners. Whether it’s McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Walmart, Boeing, GE or any other conglomerate, the profits of all capitalist corporations belong by right to the workers who generated them.  Only through a socialist revolution can the workers liberate themselves and the great wealth they create so it can be used for the good of society.The Moorehead-Lilly campaign will fight to end the capitalist system of monopoly ownership of the wealth. In this high-tech age, everyone should be able to get good jobs and be guaranteed housing, education, healthcare and all their basic needs. But this will not be possible so long as the CEOs and bankers continue to stuff their pockets while leaving workers with the scraps. We fight for socialism, where the workers run society and use the wealth they create to satisfy people’s needs.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

UL launches Women’s Gaelic Players Association scholarships

first_imgNewsUL launches Women’s Gaelic Players Association scholarshipsBy John Keogh – June 5, 2015 927 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSGAAUL Kemmy Business SchoolUniversity of Limerick Previous articleMini ‘Putinland’Next articleOn your bike John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie ICYMI: Billy Lee confirms 40-man Limerick Senior Football Squad for 2021 Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  THE Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick has announced a graduate business scholarship programme for female county GAA players.The KBS-WGPA scholarships will see recipients receive a 50 per cent fee waiver for taught postgraduate programmes at the business school in areas such as economics, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean of the Kemmy Business School and Aoife Lane, WGPA chairperson, signed a memorandum of understanding at the launch of the programme at UL this week.Ms Lane spoke about the close ties between UL and the WGPA, with five of the seven founding members of the association currently or previously affiliated to the university.She added: “Female athletes have an enhanced set of skills and characteristics around leadership, teamwork, respect and hard work that make them particularly suited to study and work in the business industry.”Deirdre Murphy, GAA development officer commented: “UL GAA Club are delighted with the partnership between the WGPA and the Kemmy Business School. Our players are top class sportspeople and this partnership with the KBS endorses the leadership skills, dedication and work ethic that our players display on the field as having huge relevance and transferability to how they perform in an academic and work context.”Attending the event were senior intercounty players Niamh O’Dea (Clare), Julia White (Cork) and Niamh Richardson (Limerick).The WGPA scholarship programme aims to support players in balancing their academic and sporting commitments while representing their county in camogie and ladies football.For further information on the scholarships, email [email protected]center_img WATCH: John Kiely reflects on ‘fair result’ against Tipperary Calling all Limerick GAA Clubs Talking Points: Limerick’s unbeaten run comes to an end as they prepare for All-Ireland final rematch Galway Beat Limerick in Free Ridden Salthill Encounter Linkedin Print Twitter WATCH: Donal Ryan says there is a “great buzz” in the squad as the Ladies Footballer’s gear up for Offaly last_img read more

SF may run three Donegal candidates in the next General Election

first_img SF may run three Donegal candidates in the next General Election WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Twitter Facebookcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sinn Fein says it may run a third candidate in the Donegal constituency in the next General Election.At a convention this week, sitting Deputies Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty were ratified as candidates in the new countywide constituency.The convention also resolved to decide on the possibility of a third Donegal candidate at a later date. By News Highland – February 25, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterest Previous articleMc Monagle says HSE could give no guarantees on LGH Breast Cancer ServicesNext articleDonegal Club Championship draws to be made this Sunday News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApplast_img read more

Ensure Access To Virtual Classes Till Physical Classes Start : Karnataka High Court To State Govt

first_imgNews UpdatesEnsure Access To Virtual Classes Till Physical Classes Start : Karnataka High Court To State Govt Mustafa Plumber8 April 2021 8:50 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to by April 22, come out with concrete steps it will take to ensure access to education through virtual classes until the physical classes for students recommences in the state. A division bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice J.M.Khazi said “It is necessary for state and its departments to rise to the occasion and…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 Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to by April 22, come out with concrete steps it will take to ensure access to education through virtual classes until the physical classes for students recommences in the state. A division bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice J.M.Khazi said “It is necessary for state and its departments to rise to the occasion and ensure that Fundamental Rights guaranteed to children in the age group of 6 to 14 years, under Article 21-A is ensured.” The bench added “It is needless to observe on account of the pandemic and when physical classes are impossible, then whether virtual classes could continue is a significant consideration to be made. If the virtual classes are to be held for students then the need of the students who have no access to technology so as to participate in virtual classes becomes significant.” The bench issued the direction after the government advocate informed the court that owing to steep increase in Covid-19, cases which are affecting even the children, the state government has taken a decision to discontinue schools for children in 6 to 9 standard upto April 20. As far as 10th 11th 12th standards are concerned physical presence in classes is optional and even Vidyagama programme has been discontinued. The students are being provided with dry rations till April 21. Moreover, as an when situation emerges suitable decision will be taken by state to meet the challenges on account of the pandemic. The court also directed the state to consider its earlier directions for making available technology to students who are in need of in the form of tablet and smartphone, and wifi-connections. Senior Advocate Harish B Narasappa appearing for the petitioners by A. A. Sanjeev Narrain, Arvind Narrain and Murali Mohan submitted that despite challenges arising from Covid-19 pandemic, there is need for the department to ensure that students who are already within the system of school education, do not drop out and secondly out of school children must be brought back to the education system. Also, those children who have not yet entered the school education system must be brought in. Narasappa also contended that the department must have a plan ready so that all the three categories children referred to above are ultimately brought within the school education system and are retained within the system, so as to comply with the mandate of Article 21-A of constitution and also provisions of RTE Act, 2005. He pointed to the court that those students who are unable to access the requisite technology for receiving instructions from the teachers through online methods are deprived of their Right To Education, particularly under, Article 21-A of the constitution. Accordingly, he urged the court to direct the state to come out with a concrete plan to lessen the gap between urban and rural students and those students who have access to technology and those who do not have such an access. He added “Access to education through the means of technology is need of the hour. It is required to ensure that students remain within the education system and to reduce drop out of children and their diversion to other activities such as child labour or driven to child marriage or child trafficking.” The court agreed to the submission made and orally said “State has to rise to the occasion. We know the State has several contingencies to take note of because of challenge of the pandemic. But what about the effects of the pandemic on education, economy? All these are there not just health.” The court then directed the state and its department to come out with concrete steps as to how it will ensure access to education through virtual classes until the physical classes are to recommence. It even suggested that one of the ways through which education could be continuously imparted is through having more television channels dedicated to imparting students with instruction with a common time table so that government and aided school children could have access through the medium of television/radio. The case will be next heard on April 22.Next Storylast_img read more

At least three dead, nine injured in shooting at Halloween party

first_imgMattGush/iStock(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — At least 3 people have been killed and 9 more injured after a shooting at a home in Long Beach, California.Authorities declared a mass casualty incident and said that they were responding to a crime scene where they discovered three dead males and nine others injured, five of them seriously, outside a home next to a nail salon in downtown Long Beach just after 11 p.m on Tuesday.Jake Heflin of the Long Beach Fire Department told ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC-TV that the shooting took place at a Halloween party and all patients transported may have been hit by gunfire. Heflin added that the suspects remain at large, although the exact number of suspects involved was not clear and a description was not available.Multiple shell casings could allegedly be seen in the alley outside the home where the shooting took place which indicates that the shooting took place outside, according to KABC.The number of suspects involved in the crime was undisclosed but authorities said they remain at large and that the motive of the shooting is currently unknown. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Harvey Weinstein’s long-anticipated criminal trial begins this week in New York City

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial, which begins Monday in New York City, has already seen more backstage drama, intrigue, infighting and cast changes than the Hollywood legal thriller that it could very well become one day.It’s been more than two years since bombshell reports from the New York Times and The New Yorker magazine triggered an avalanche of sex assault accusations against the once-indomitable Hollywood producer that reduced him to a pariah and turned the #MeToo hashtag into a movement that forced a reckoning among powerful men across a spectrum of American industries.Following multiple indictments, a changing series of criminal charges and complaining witnesses, three sets of defense attorneys, a lead detective thrown off the case, and midstream changes to the prosecution’s team, the all-important jury selection process begins this week.A total of six women are expected to testify at trial that Weinstein sexually assaulted them, but he is only charged with attacking two. Three more are expected to serve as “prior bad acts” witnesses — and another will testify in support of the state’s claim that Weinstein is a sexual predator. He is facing five felony charges, and if convicted on all counts he could go to prison for life.‘Insufficient’Weinstein heads to trial nearly five years after detectives from the Special Victims’ Division of the New York Police Department (NYPD) first began investigating him.In spring 2015, Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez reported to NYPD detectives that Weinstein had groped her breasts during a business meeting at his office in Manhattan earlier that day. It was the first known public allegation against Weinstein.Investigators convinced her to accept an invitation to return to meet Weinstein for a dinner meeting the following night at the Tribeca Grand Hotel wearing a wire. Despite Gutierrez allegedly capturing Weinstein on undercover audio recording appearing to admit to the alleged assault, prosecutors from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s office declined to charge Weinstein — blaming police investigators for failing to get prior approval for the undercover wire, and asserting that the subsequent audio was “insufficient to prove a crime under New York law.”Then, in early October 2017, reports in the New York Times and the New Yorker threw a spotlight on Weinstein by documenting his longstanding use of non-disclosure agreements and aggressive, behind-the-scenes public relation campaigns to keep his alleged predatory behavior under wraps for decades.Within days of the initial, Oct. 5 New York Times report, Weinstein was fired by his own company and described publicly by his brother and business partner Bob Weinstein as a “very sick man.”Before the month was out, his wife would leave him, A-listers who starred in his films would publicly rebuke him and accuse him of assault and misconduct, and more than three dozen women would step forward to accuse him of some form of sexual assault as well.Before the year was out, more than 80 women would come forward to detail a spectrum of alleged sexual aggression by Weinstein, ranging from sexual harassment to forcible rape, and he would face a federal lawsuit from six women which alleged that his attempts to conceal and cover up accusations of sexual assault were tantamount to racketeering.Weinstein ultimately reached a tentative global settlement in a number of civil cases last month for $47 million, a source briefed on the deal confirmed to ABC News. After attorneys’ fees, roughly $31 million will be split among more than 30 of his accusers. According to the source, Weinstein’s insurance company will pay out the settlement money, and the producer will not be required to admit any wrongdoing.Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him and denied ever engaging in non-consensual sex with anyone.Uphill battle for WeinsteinWeinstein stands charged with raping one woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on a different woman, who has since identified herself as former Weinstein production assistant Mimi Haleyi, in 2006.In addition to the testimony of those two women, three more women are expected to testify to similar alleged sexual assaults by Weinstein for which he has not been charged, as prosecutors seek to show a pattern of predatory behavior.At a closed hearing earlier this year, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge James Burke allowed the introduction of three “prior bad acts” witnesses – women who claim Weinstein sexually assaulted them but whose accusations fall outside the statute of limitations for prosecution, according to court documents that reference the decision.The use of such witnesses has proven significant in previous high-profile criminal trials, especially Bill Cosby’s trial last year on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted Temple University basketball coach Andrea Constand.Legal experts said the decision on whether or not to allow prior bad acts witnesses to testify in a sex assault trial can be fraught with peril. The judge ultimately must weigh the value to the jury of hearing additional evidence from other accusers with very similar accounts of being assaulted, versus the potential prejudicial cumulative effect such witnesses could have on the defendant.A sixth woman, “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra, is expected to testify that Weinstein raped her in her Manhattan apartment in the winter of 1993-94. Predatory sexual assault requires that prosecutors prove to a jury that Weinstein seriously sexually assaulted at least two women.Even if he is acquitted at trial in New York, the 67-year-old producer remains under investigation for sexual assault in Los Angeles and London. Last month, just before Christmas, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said that prosecutors there are reviewing eight allegations against the embattled movie producer for sexual assault, according to Variety, which first reported the D.A.’s statement. A subsequent report in the Los Angeles Times quoted multiple sources saying the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has escalated its review into Weinstein and is considering filing criminal charges against him this year.Key expert witnessesThe prosecution is expected to call Dr. Barbara Ziv, a forensic psychiatrist with an expertise in the behavior of sexual assault victims and whose testimony kicked off the prosecutors’ case in Bill Cosby’s Pennsylvania sexual assault trial last year.By testifying first, Ziv helped inoculate the accounts of complaining witness Andrea Constand and five “prior bad acts” witnesses in that trial from dogged attempts by the defense to discredit the women.Ziv testified that “the vast majority of victims of sexual assault do not report to authorities,” and that sexual assault reporting can be delayed “from days to weeks to months to years.”She testified to how common counterintuitive behavior is in victims of sexual violence, and how they rarely act the way you would think they would.“Most people don’t fight back, don’t say anything, and don’t, you know, immediately, when it’s over, don’t jump up and leave,” Ziv said. “They are in a state of shock, that’s how they describe it.”Prosecutors facing challenges, tooZiv will face a formidable foe in Elizabeth Loftus, a veteran expert witness for the defense on the malleability of human memory, who has testified for decades in dozens of high-stakes criminal trials. Loftus’ testimony in the 1980s about recovered memories helped acquit a California couple who had been charged with sexual abuse of nine children at their day care center, the McMartin preschool.She has also testified in the criminal trials of O.J. Simpson, Oliver North, and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers tried in the Rodney King beating. While allowing Loftus and another memory expert in as defense witnesses in Weinstein’s trial starting next week, Judge Burke also placed restrictions on the topics about which they could testify.Weinstein was initially charged with first and third degree rape in New York for attacking an unidentified woman in 2013. Defense attorneys have submitted evidence to the court that they say indicates that the alleged victim attended a movie screening at Weinstein’s request just hours after he is alleged to have raped her.He was also charged in New York with forcing marketing executive Lucia Evans to perform oral sex on him during a meeting in 2004. That charge was dismissed in the fall of 2018, after prosecutors discovered that a lead NYPD detective on the case, Nicholas DiGaudio, failed to inform the DA’s office of a witness who cast doubt on Evans’ account. Evans’ name was withdrawn as a potential prosecution witness, but not before her attorney accused Manhattan prosecutors of mishandling the case.Five weeks after the initial indictment, prosecutors charged Weinstein with another count of criminal sexual assault, for allegedly forcibly performing oral sex on Haleyi in 2006.The superseding grand jury indictment was also based in part on testimony from Sciorra, who claims that Weinstein raped her in her New York apartment in the winter of 1993-94. Her testimony will be offered in support of two counts of predatory sexual assault — charges which require that prosecutors convince a jury that Weinstein sexually assaulted more than one woman.During the same fall week in 2018 that prosecutors dropped the sixth count against Weinstein relating to Evans’ allegation, Illuzi-Orbon notified Weinstein’s defense team that one of the two remaining primary witnesses against him had been advised by DiGaudio to delete from her phone anything that she didn’t want prosecutors to see.A representative for the NYPD’s detectives union defends DiGuadio in a statement, saying that the woman was concerned about sharing personal information on her phone unrelated to the case with prosecutors. “A woman should not have to surrender confidential intimate information that’s immaterial to the case to defend herself against a sexual predator,” Detectives Endowment Association president Michael Palladino said in the statement, adding that “our detective was neither trying to influence nor compromise the investigation.”DiGuadio was removed from the case. Defense attorneys filed motions seeking to dismiss all the charges, but were unsuccessful. The five counts would stand.Around this time, two members of the four-person prosecution team resigned. Vance’s office reportedly said the resignations were unrelated to the Weinstein case.Now, more than two years after an arrest that sparked a movement and marked a turning point in the American conversation about sexual violence against women, Weinstein will face his accusers in one of the most highly-anticipated criminal trials in recent memory.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more