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Car & General Limited ( 2003 Annual Report

first_imgCar & General Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Car & General Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Car & General Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Car & General Limited (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileCar & General Limited supplies power generation, automotive, engineering and agricultural equipment in Kenya. The company also imports and markets brands which are global leaders in various markets; including two- and three-wheeler vehicles, tractors, outboard engines, air compressors, laundry equipment and water pumps. Car & General Limited has subsidiary companies in Uganda and Tanzania, and branches in Arusha and Rwanda where it is the master distributor for Cummins (diesel generators, engines and parts). In Tanzania, Car & General manage Kibo Poultry Products Limited which is one of the oldest chicken broiler farms in Africa. It is the master distributor for Cummins diesel generators, engines and parts in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, South Sudan and Somalia. The company was established in 1936 in Nakuru, Kenya; its head office and main operations were relocated to Nairobi following the rapid expansion of the business. Car & General Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) ( Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

U.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( 2017 Circular

first_imgU.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 circular For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (  2017 circular Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ZimRe Holdings Limited ( 2020 Circular

first_imgZimRe Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 circular For more information about ZimRe Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Holdings Limited (  2020 circular Company ProfileZimRe Holdings Limited operates through subsidiaries to provide solutions for general insurance, health cover, reinsurance, life reassurance, reinsurance brokering and property services for private, commercial and corporate clients in Zimbabwe and overseas. Its insurance products range from short-term and whole-life insurance to endowment pensions, medical aid societies and motor, household and commercial insurance solutions. The company also has interests in producing a range of animal-drawn implements and in property management; maintaining, developing and leasing properties in the residential and commercial property market in Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited was founded in 1983 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Looking back at the Lions’ series win in South Africa in 1997

first_imgThursday Jun 18, 2009 Looking back at the Lions’ series win in South Africa in 1997 As we all know, the British & Irish Lions play the first Test of the 2009 tour of South Africa against the Springboks in Durban this Saturday. This years crop will look to emulate their successful predecessors, who famously won the series the last time they visited the country, back in 1997.Twelve years ago the World Champion Springboks hosted the first professional Lions squad of the modern era. The Boks were considered by many to be the favourites, but it was the visitors who pulled off the sensational series win, the following in the footsteps of the legendary group who won there in 1974.Ian McGeechan was coach in 1997 too, and along with Jim Telfer and Fran Cotton, used their collective experience to put together a powerful unit that played to their strengths, and prevailed against the odds.Led by the imposing figure of Martin Johnson, the Lions won the first Test in Cape Town, with that famous Matt Dawsom dummy stopping about four Bok defenders dead in their tracks.In the second Test, Jeremy Guscott proved the difference minutes from time, as with both sides level on 15-15, the England center coolly slotted a drop goal that effectively won them the series.The Springboks found their rhythm and got their goal kicking right in the third and final Test, winning 36-16, but it was to no avail as the visitors had already won the series 2-1.Their are a few obvious parallels that can be drawn between this years tour, and that of 1997: The Springboks were World Champions, Ian McGeechan was coach, and a big, powerful lock was captain. Will history repeat itself? We have a really interesting two part video from Total Rugby that shows just how the Lions went about winning the series back then. Part one first, then part two. Enjoy. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Looking back at the Lions’ series win in South Africa in 1997 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Five Darlington charities partner to run joint fundraising activities

first_img Five local charities in Darlington have launched the Darlington Charity Partnership (DCP) to raise funds through a series of events and joint initiatives.The DCP consists of the Darlington & District Hospice Movement (St Teresa’s Hospice), Darlington Samaritans, Age Concern, Friends of Darlington Memorial Hospital and Darlington Mind. The partnership has secured the Darlington Building Society as main sponsor with its funding covering the advertising, printing and marketing costs of the DCP as well as its general administration expenses.The DCP was launched by the Rt Hon Alan Milburn, MP for Darlington and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Recruitment / people Five Darlington charities partner to run joint fundraising activities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 February 2005 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

With international support, Prime Day wildcat strike and picket shakes Amazon

first_imgShakopee, Minn. – On Monday, July 15, the same day as Amazon’s “Prime Day” sales extravaganza, workers at the Amazon MSP1 fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minn., walked out to protest the company’s oppressive management practices. With the support of the general community and union locals, hundreds of people picketed the entrance of the Amazon fulfillment center, holding signs, singing, chanting and dancing. Workers report that almost all trucks that approached the facility turned around and refused to cross the picket line.One hundred workers were originally expected to walk out and a significant number did. With the front door flanked by jeering managers, “loss prevention” staff and police, the company succeeded in intimidating some workers into remaining on the job.Worker demands include: no retaliation for concerted action, better working conditions, an end to unsafe work that leaves workers injured, and for Amazon to stop polluting the environment. East African workers in particular, many of whom are Muslim, demand adequate time and accommodation for religious practices throughout the day. Amazon’s designated space for prayers is no more than the doorway of a corridor. According to Jaylani Hussein of CAIR-MN (Council on American-Islamic Relations-Minnesota), this is less than what some smaller companies provide for only 50 employees.Speaking at the rally, former employee Meg Bradley told her story of developing a foot injury — for which workers’ compensation was denied — which later became exacerbated, rendering her unable to work. She insists Amazon must “reduce productivity rates” and exploitative reliance on temporary workers to stop the “churn and burn” of workers. Bradley recalled the history of her grandfather, who, many decades ago, also worked in a factory and struck for workers’ rights. “I think he’s looking down on me today, and I think he’s quite proud of what’s going on.” Weston Fribley, a tech engineer from Seattle and member of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, read solidarity statements from others in his division. “Without its employees, Amazon cannot exist,” Weston said. “We have no say on how our work contributes to climate change, or otherwise affects our world. … Will Amazon squander its resources on new ways to extract even more work from its overworked employees?”Weston’s sentiments were joined by Michael Russo, a pilot whose company flies air freight for Amazon and a strike-preparation chair with Teamsters Local 1224.Phyllis Ibrahim, a young Somali worker, emphasized the big picture of the workers’ concerns. She related that a lot of the workers at MSP1 are Somali, and much of the climate change caused by companies such as Amazon has effects around the world, including in Somalia. “A lot of money is stolen from the workers in here … all of that comes at a cost,” said Ibrahim.An elderly Somali warehouse worker who walks with a cane, Mohammed Hassan, spoke through a translator. He lambasted Amazon for their unfair standards and practices: “There is a lot of fear, a lot of injustice around here. The work is a heavy load. They think that human beings can be robots. We are not scared to stand up for our rights. … We will make sure that … we speak for all the Amazon workers in the world, [and] all the humans of the world.”Intensity of labor describedWorking at an Amazon fulfillment center requires learning a dizzying amount of terminology. K-saws, R-saws, “water spiders” and other such new words are all part of the cutting edge in sorting merchandise that arrives on someone’s doorstep in two days. Many workers believe that Amazon is listening in on their conversations and using “machine learning” algorithms to preempt the thoughts of workers.Amazon has reached the top of capitalist accumulation, not only at the cost to taxpayers through billions in government contracts and tax exemptions, but especially through the toil of its workforce. Workers are monitored for productivity at all times on their shifts, which has engendered a culture of camaraderie among them. Amazon employees told Workers World that it is not uncommon for them to give easier tasks to workers who are momentarily struggling so that the work group is not punished for lagging productivity.One benefit that workers are grateful for at Amazon is their quarterly allotment of unpaid time off (UTO), which permits them to deviate from a set work schedule to a limited extent. A parent might be able to attend their child’s soccer game by taking UTO. But workers are fully aware that the bosses who came up with this benefit can take it away. A complaint was filed with the National Labor Relations Board when workers who previously walked off the job had their UTO reduced.SeattleInjured former worker describes horrorsKim Hatfield, a divorced mother who came from Dallas in solidarity, spoke with Workers World. The struggles of East African workers at MSP1 resonated with her experience at Amazon, where she empathized deeply with Liberian workers performing back-breaking labor alongside her.  Hatfield worked for Amazon for less than a year before being injured to the point where she couldn’t work. Performing as a “picker,” Hatfield developed severe pain in her arms that grew more intense as time went on. While seeking care through the company’s approved network of workers’ compensation physicians, she was relieved when she was approved for surgery. However, she was devastated when the insurance adjustor informed her that a review determined that her approval had been reversed.The adjustor’s call came two days before her son’s 16th birthday. Hatfield had planned to surprise her son with his first car, but the call cut her plans short.After performing her own investigation into the adjustor’s decision, Hatfield discovered conspicuous additions to and subtractions from her medical record. In particular, snapshots of the record show a surgical history of carpal tunnel surgery. Hatfield asserts that the company inserted a fictitious precondition to justify denying her treatment.Hatfield added that she and her co-workers observed that treatment denials appear to happen, quite conspicuously, more to women employees, whereas many men who receive injuries get the treatment and accommodation they need.Hatfield is currently working with an attorney to appeal the rejection of her compensation claim. Solidarity actions here and around the world In Germany, nearly 2,000 workers in seven cities held strikes on July 15 in solidarity with MSP1 workers and Amazon workers around the world. In Spain, workers had planned to hold a two-day demonstration, but it was later cancelled because there are signs that the company may come to an agreement subsequent to a judicial decision in the coming months. In England, workers at the Rugeley facility held a demonstration, echoing the rallying cry from MSP1 workers: that workers “are people — not robots.”Cambridge, MAStrike supporters held an action in front of an Amazon pick up/drop-off location in Boston’s Central Square, a busy shopping area and hub of several bus routes. People took flyers and expressed solidarity, often stopping to inquire for more information. Cleveland activists leafletted and held signs outside a local Whole Foods store (owned by Amazon), holding conversations with sympathetic shoppers.Protesters rallied outside a downtown Portland, Ore., Amazon Locker Hub on July 15. Passersby took leaflets, asked questions and expressed support. On July 16 and 17,  demonstrators at two Amazon warehouses protested horrendous working conditions, joining Amazon employees fighting to unionize their workplaces. An Amazon worker at the rally told Workers World that plants have no air conditioning and managers are imposing impossibly fast speedups. “Amazon workers appreciate the support and community unity against the sweatshop conditions we are working in. More people are starting to see how Bezos, the richest man in the U.S. who doesn’t pay taxes, is treating Amazon workers.”Portland, Ore.Paige Kreisman, a transwoman running for the Oregon House of Representatives, said at the rally, “I choose to stand with the workers. …  We can’t build a movement without labor.” A member of Vets for Peace, Paige was kicked out of the U.S. Army for being trans. Other speakers represented the Amazon Workers Solidarity Campaign, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Service Employees union, Communication Workers and Jobs with Justice. The International Workers Solidarity Network initiated an online solidarity campaign that encouraged workers to support the Amazon strike by pledging solidarity and spreading the word about the strike; joining actions planned to support the workers’ demands or organizing their own at an Amazon or Whole Foods location; and boycotting Amazon and Whole Foods on Prime Day to respect the workers’ picket line.The solidarity pledge raised the significance of this action, led primarily by Somali and East African migrants, following strikes by Uber and Lyft drivers and Wayfair workers, and in the midst of Trump’s racist war on migrant workers. Nearly 1,000 people signed the pledge from across the U.S. and around the world; others shared the message of the strike through social media and other means. Ben Carroll, Phebe Eckfeldt, Martha Grevatt, Johnnie Lewis, James McMahon and Lyn Neeley contributed to this articleFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Woman Found Severely Burned Inside Bathroom at Villa Park in Pasadena; Suicide Attempt Suspected

first_img Business News Community News Public Safety Woman Found Severely Burned Inside Bathroom at Villa Park in Pasadena; Suicide Attempt Suspected By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 3:06 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_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. Paramedics rushed a woman to a hospital in critical condition Tuesday after she was found on fire and extinguished by a city employee at Villa Parke in what was believed to a suicide attempt, authorities said.The burn victim, described as a woman in her mid-30s, was hospitalized with third-degree burns over 70% of her body, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.A city worker discovered the woman about 1:40 p.m., still on fire inside a bathroom near the soccer fields at the park, 363 E. Villa Street, she said.The worker retrieved a fire extinguisher from a truck and used to put out the flames, “more than likely saving her life,” according to Derderian.Police and fire investigators found no signs of foul play and determined the woman appeared to have set herself on fire, Derderian and Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe said.Anyone with information can reach the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day in English and Spanish by calling 1-800-273-8255. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Quick Hits June 12

first_img Facebook Quick Hits June 12 Previous articleHit and run investigationNext article5 must-haves to pack for a fun holiday weekend Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest Relaxation classThe Lifestyle Medicine Center has scheduled a Diving Deeper: The Practice of Deep Relaxation class from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Midland Memorial West Campus, 4214 Andrews Highway, Midland.This class will include a lecture, practice and discussion.Wear movable clothing, no dresses or skirts. All props will be provided. Call 221-5433. Register online.ON THE NET>> Pinterest WhatsApp Job fairEctor County Independent School District has scheduled a job fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the George H.W. Bush New Tech, 300 E. 29th St.Hiring for all professional and non-professional vacancies: Teachers, counselors, SPED staff, administrators, substitute, para-professionals such as classroom aide, clerks, secretaries, maintenance, custodial, cafeteria and transportation.Bring resumes, principals and departments will have representatives there ready to interview qualified candidates.ON THE NET>> Facebook TAGS  Twitter OA logo 2 wide Black Gold BashThe Black Gold Bash featuring Wade Bowen and Stoney LaRue is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday with an after party with Adam Wakefield from The Voice also scheduled at the La Hacienda Event Center.The event is part of Oilfield Helping Hands, which provides assistance to families in financial crisis due to medical and other serious circumstances. They have awarded more than $4.7 million since the group formed in 2003.The Black Gold Bash is scheduled 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday at the La Hacienda Event Center, 12600 Highway 191. This is the first year for the event and organizers say the event provides, along with great music, a chance to network with industry colleagues and to do it while supporting a great cause. Purchase tickets online.ON THE NET>> By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local News WhatsApplast_img read more

Woman accused of attacking teen in NY hotel arrested after fleeing, boy’s family speaks out

first_imgVentura County Sheriff”s Department By ALEX STONE and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Miya Ponsetto, the woman wanted for allegedly falsely accusing a teenager of stealing her smartphone and physically attacking him inside a New York City hotel, has been arrested in California after fleeing authorities there.Ponsetto fled the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department after it tried to make a traffic stop on the warrant for her arrest out of New York, officials said.The department said it had to follow her while she refused to stop, driving slowly through her neighborhood in Piru, California.Once she stopped in front of a home, she put up a fight and resisted arrest, where she had to be physically restrained and arrested by deputies, authorities told ABC News.Keyon Harrold, a Grammy-winning trumpet player, was with his 14-year-old son at the Arlo SoHo Hotel in New York City last month, where they were staying, when he said Ponsetto approached his son in the lobby to accuse him of stealing her phone. Harrold recorded video of part of the incident on his phone.“We were basically targeted, and the lady from the video is screaming … erratically that my son somehow took her phone,” Harrold previously told ABC News.In the video that Harrold recorded, the woman could be seen yelling at the teen and lunging at him during the Dec. 26 incident. Harrold’s son could also be heard denying that he stole the phone.“I’ve been confused. I mean, don’t know what would’ve happened if my dad wasn’t there, honestly,” Keyon Harrold Jr. told ABC News’ Good Morning America last month. “These past few days, still kind of shell-shocked. But I’m hanging in there.”Ponsetto is being held on no bail, as all out of state warrants are in Ventura County. She will have an extradition hearing. She is not yet in the jail roster, but she is being held on the fugitive warrant out of New York.She was also arrested last year in Beverly Hills, California, for public intoxication.“As this year of racial awareness is drawing to a close, it’s deeply troubling that incidents like this one, in which a Black child is viewed as and treated like a criminal, continue to happen,” National civil rights attorney Ben Crump said in a statement following the incident.The woman’s cellphone was reportedly found later on Saturday by an Uber driver, according to Crump.On Thursday night, Miya Ponsetto’s former attorney, Sharen Ghatan, said in a statement to ABC News: “I had an in-person meeting with Miya today and am extremely concerned about her mental state. It is clear that she is emotionally unwell.”“She left a national news broadcast and has been incommunicado ever since. I was just informed by another media source that she may have been arrested at her home earlier this evening. It is challenging to work with a client who explicitly disregards legal counsel,” Ghatan added.Crump also shared a statement on Twitter, on behalf of Harrold Jr.’s parents, accusing Ponsetto of committing an act of racism that was only enabled and fueled by the staff of the Arlo Hotel.“This is not about an apology from someone who until a few days ago was claiming she did nothing wrong, and in fact alleged Keyon Harrold Sr. had assaulted her. Someone who targeted a 14-year-old Black child because of the color of his skin. What it is about is significant, societal change. It’s about a system that condones and emboldens racial profiling and considers Black people guilty until proven innocent,” the statement reads. “A system that exists and thrives because of institutions like the Arlo Hotel who enables the disturbing behavior of people like Miya Ponsetto, and instead of stopping the racist attack on our son, threw gasoline on the fire.”The victim’s parents added that they hope Ponsetto will be charged with assault of their child.“We are not interested in what she has to say, in her feigning remorse, and we certainly will not provide her a public platform and audience to do as much,” they added. “Our energy right now is directed at the healing of our son, and in bringing attention to the larger societal issues that led to the disgusting physical and verbal attack that continues to traumatize our family. This never should have happened. But the fact of the matter is, it did. We pray it is not in vain and brings us one step closer to living in a world where a 14-year-old Black child can enjoy brunch with his father without the threat of being profiled, targeted, falsely accused, and physically attacked.”Police released Ponsetto’s mug shot Thursday night.According to the police report, sheriff’s deputies contacted her during a traffic stop near her home.“She did not stop for deputies until she reached her residence, and she refused to get out of the car. Deputies forcibly removed her from the vehicle and arrested her for the outstanding warrant,” the report states. “Detectives from the New York Police Department arrived in Ventura County on Thursday morning to help coordinate the arrest.”Ponsetto was booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility, where she is being held without bail for the fugitive warrant, police said. She will remain in custody pending an extradition hearing.In a Friday morning interview with Good Morning America, Harrold Jr.’s parents said they’re grateful Ponsetto was arrested.“She should have been arrested last week,” his mom said. “She should have been arrested a long time ago, but I am grateful that she is arrested.”Harrold Jr. agreed.“I’m very grateful that they finally apprehended her,” he said. “I’m happy that justice will be served.”Harrold Jr.’s father said the boy started seeing a therapist to recover from the trauma.“I think it’s important for not just [the] Harrows family, but it’s important for all of America that we see equal justice, that when people are falsely accused, whether it’s a Black person also accused by a white person, that that white person should be held accountable for the falsehood — especially if that is perpetrated with physical violence like we saw with this,” Crump said.Crump and Harrold Jr.’s parents continued to accuse the hotel staff of wrongdoing, saying that the situation would not have escalated had they stepped in and done the right thing.“I hadn’t been able to sleep since Dec. 26. So, I feel that tonight. I will be able to at least get something, but it is a start,” the boy’s mom said. “Once someone gets arrested, that doesn’t mean anything. The system has failed … us, our community. And so, we must keep pushing.”“This doesn’t end … it’s a daily fight, and the reality is that this woman has a propensity for violence,” she added. “And the hotel enabled her to do that. And so this doesn’t end with just her being arrested. We have to change the narrative. And that comes from all the parties involved.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more