Begbies lowers its outlook

first_img Share Begbies lowers its outlook British restructuring specialist Begbies Traynor said it lowered its expectations for full-year results due to a fall in demand for its tax planning services, sending its shares down eight per cent.The company also said restructuring of its insolvency, tax and support areas was expected to cost about £3m for the year ending 30 April. Begbies Traynor said its tax division was hurt by a tougher stance towards tax planning activities by the government and the UK tax authority, HMRC. KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Thursday 10 March 2011 7:40 pm whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

William Hill hit by online and retail struggles

first_imgCasino & games William Hill hit by online and retail struggles Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter William Hill has reported a 2% increase in revenue for the first 17 weeks of the year, despite suffering a like-for-like drop in revenue for its online arm and a decline in its retail business. The bookmaker has opted not to disclose financial figures for the period, but it has confirmed that group revenue for the 17 weeks to April 20, 2019, was up by 2% on last year. Online net revenue increased by 8% in the period, reflecting the contribution by MRG since William Hill completed its SEK2.82bn (£227.4m/€261.8m/$293.5m) acquisition of the online gaming operator earlier this year. However, on a pro forma basis, excluding the impact of MRG, online net revenue was down 6% in the period, with gaming flat and sportsbook slipping 12%. The bookmaker said that this was due to strong prior year comparatives and also the continued impact of enhanced customer due diligence measures, which have hit results since mid-2018. It was also a grim period for the retail business, with William Hill reporting a 7% decline in net revenue for the division, as well a 1% drop in the total number of shops across its network. Retail sportsbook revenue was up by 2%, helped by a 5% rise in wagers, but the new stake restrictions on fixed-odds betting terminals in the UK meant retail gaming revenue slipped 15% year-on-year. In relation to the new UK regulations, William Hill said that while it is likely to be several months before any meaningful conclusions can be drawn, at this early stage, trends are consistent with previous guidance. However, there was some reason to be cheerful, as William Hill reported major year-on-year gains in its US business, due to the bookmaker launching in a number states that have moved to regulate sports betting in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court PASPA ruling. William Hill, which is currently active across seven states, said US revenue hiked 48% during the 17-week period, with sportsbook amounts wagered up by 65% across the US market. The existing business in the US also performed well, with a 27% rise in wagers helping push net revenue up 6%. The bookmaker said it anticipates further growth in the US as more states move to regulate sports betting, citing the recent legalisation of such activities in both Iowa and Indiana. William Hill has access to both states through its partnership with Eldorado Resorts. CEO Philip Bowcock was on the whole pleased with the results, picking out year-on-year growth in the US as a major highlight for the period. “Just one year on since PASPA was overturned William Hill has doubled the sports wagering it handles in the US, seen record performances at the Super Bowl and March Madness, is live in all seven states to have allowed sports betting and expects to enter further states soon, with Indiana and Iowa the most recent states to pass bills to legalise sports betting,” he said. Although Bowcock acknowledged that the bookmaker’s enhanced customer due diligence measures impacted online revenue in the period, gross win margins returned to normal levels and with MRG now integrated with the business, he forecasts further growth online. “Online continues to show good momentum as we focus on growing our mass market customer base, while retail has begun to adapt to the new £2 machine gaming stake limit,” he said. “There were record actives for Cheltenham and the Grand National reflecting positive underlying customer trends, and we expect that the Mr Green performance will drive further progress in online performance later this year,” he said. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Slotscenter_img William Hill has reported a 2% increase in revenue for the first 17 weeks of the year, despite suffering a like-for-like drop in revenue for its online arm and a decline in its retail business. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines 15th May 2019 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

BK Group Plc ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Zambia program receives $1 million Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant

first_img Africa, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Hilton Foundation to Episcopal Relief & Development. Photo: Episcopal Relief & Development[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is proud to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to expand its Early Childhood Development (ECD) program in Zambia.The organization had previously been awarded a $350,000 grant from the foundation to launch the program in three geographic provinces, in order to develop an integrated ECD program strategy for families affected by HIV/AIDS in rural areas.  The current grant will enable Episcopal Relief & Development and its local partner, the Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC), to broaden the program’s reach and serve an estimated 12,500 children under six.“It is a tremendous vote of confidence to receive this grant from the Hilton Foundation,” said Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development. “Following on a successful two-year project period, we will be able to strengthen the program over the next three years and work through the Zambian Church to introduce our proven approach in new communities.  I am grateful to all of my colleagues who worked so hard to secure this grant, particularly Dawn Murdock, our resource mobilization manager, and Richard Hoff, our major gifts officer for the Midwest and Western regions.”Episcopal Relief & Development is one of the grantees in the Hilton Foundation’s Children Affected by HIV and AIDS Initiative. The program is aimed at holistically addressing the needs of families affected by HIV/AIDS, particularly vulnerable young children and their caregivers. Episcopal Relief & Development’s goal is to build community and caregiver capacity to create a safe, stable environment in which children can thrive and reach their full developmental potential.In Zambia, ZAC’s integrated rural program is based in churches and schools serving as Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centers.  The ECD program leverages the assets of the Zambian Anglican Church nationally and locally, focusing on young children’s cognitive, psychosocial and physical development.Trained ECD volunteers facilitate support and learning groups for caregivers and playgroups for children, make monthly home visits and provide referrals to needed services.Program activities support families in three additional areas:Health: water, sanitation and hygiene education, growth monitoring and malaria prevention and control through Episcopal Relief & Development’s award-winning NetsforLife® program partnership; Nutrition and Food Supply: feeding practices for infants and young children, vegetable gardening and sustainable agriculture; Livelihood Strengthening: business training, formation of savings and loan groups.“The ECD program addresses a serious need in the community, namely for young children impacted by HIV/AIDS to receive care that supports their healthy development,” said Grace Mazala Phiri, ZAC’s national program director. “But rather than having care take place in orphanages it is much better and more sustainable for us to work on strengthening families and enabling caregivers to provide this support. Furthermore, you cannot address only one area of need – if a child is hungry it may be because their caregiver is too sick to work or does not have skills to earn sufficient income, so you have to work on everything at once.  It is not quick or easy, but it is the best way to help our communities.”Over the next three years, with support from the most recent Hilton Foundation grant, the ECD program will build on its success to expand to other rural areas of Zambia. This funding will also help strengthen program quality through measures such as adding a preschool curriculum for children between the ages of three and five. Preliminary results have shown that the ECD program can be a catalyst for other community organizing efforts in marginalized areas, creating momentum for lasting change that fights poverty, hunger and disease. The program may also serve as a model for faith-based organizations working with families in rural, high HIV prevalence areas in other African countries.“The family-centered approach of this program has the potential for significant, long-term impact, particularly for children affected by HIV/AIDS,” said Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development’s senior vice president for programs. “Strong families are essential for nurturing a child’s potential, and our partnership with the Hilton Foundation has made it uniquely possible for us to build up those faith-based networks that sustain families during challenging times.” Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 9/1/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending September 1st shows eight burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:1 – Business6 – Residential1 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: 8/26/2018 5 PMRESIDENTIAL2000 BLOCK OF VISTA LN  Please enter your name here 8/27/2018 10:58 AMRESIDENTIAL2000 BLOCK OF VISTA LN  DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 8/27/2018 4:18 PMRESIDENTIAL1000 BLOCK OF INTERLAKEN WAY  8/31/2018 7:35 AMVEHICLE1300 BLOCK OF ERROL PKWY  8/27/2018 5:42 PMBUSINESS100 BLOCK OF W MICHAEL GLADDEN BLVD  8/30/2018 12:34 PMRESIDENTIAL300 BLOCK OF SPEYSIDE LN center_img 8/31/2018 8:05 AMRESIDENTIAL100 BLOCK OF SUMMERSET DR  Please enter your comment! 8/27/2018 3:55 PMRESIDENTIAL1600 BLOCK OF COUNTRY CT  The Anatomy of Fear TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleOn this day in history: Google is incorporatedNext articleCracking the sugar code: Why the ‘glycome’ is the next big thing in health and medicine Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Nutrition Coalition Urges Delay, Review of Dietary Guidelines

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Nutrition Coalition Urges Delay, Review of Dietary Guidelines SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jun 3, 2020 Previous articleISDA, Indiana Grain Buyers Agency Hosting Grain Closures WebinarNext articleCorn Marketing Small Ball is the Best Strategy NAFB News Service SHARE Nutrition Coalition Urges Delay, Review of Dietary Guidelines Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter The Nutrition Coalition alleges there is a serious threat to the integrity and trustworthiness of the nation’s federal nutrition policy.On Wednesday, the coalition released allegations made by one or more members of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, under the direction of the USDA.The coalition expressed concerns about the committee’s process and in particular, its review of the scientific studies underpinning what will be the next version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, due out at the end of this year. The guidelines are issued only once every five years.“The American people deserve trustworthy nutrition policy based on a comprehensive review of the most rigorous science,” said Nina Teicholz, executive director of the Nutrition Coalition.The allegations range from deleting scientific reviews without public notice to failing to adopt reforms mandated by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.The coalition claims USDA needs more time to develop the guidelines and consider more scientific evidence and reviews.last_img read more

Freddie Mac Update: A Look at Non-Performing Loans

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Update: A Look at Non-Performing Loans About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily October 6, 2020 1,602 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Freddie Mac Update: A Look at Non-Performing Loans Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Reaching into its mortgage-related investments portfolio, it announced the auctioning of 2,806 non-performing residential first lien loans (NPLs), according to Freddie Mac.Specialized Loan Servicing LLC currently services the loans, with a balance of $464 million. The anticipated settlement date of the transaction is in December. Through its advisors, Freddie Mac initiated the marketing of the transaction to potential bidders—including, among others, non-profits and Minority, Women, Disabled and LGBT–on September 8. Oct. 15 is the deadline for qualified bids for the impending Extended Timeline Pool Offering, made up of a reduced pool of loans.The loans were offered as four separate pools of mortgage loans for the SPO offerings.Among the triumphant in the SPO pools and winning bids were Unpaid Principal Balance Loan Count and Average Months Delinquent.Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and First Financial Network, Inc., a woman-owned business, served as advisors on the transactions.Freddie Mac’s sold $8.4 billion of NPLs and securitized more than $66.5 billion of RPLs. They’re comprised of $29.0 billion via fully guaranteed PCs, $28.3 billion via Seasoned Credit Risk Transfer (SCRT) senior/sub securitizations, and $9.3 billion via Seasoned Loans Structured Transaction (SLST) offerings.In June, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released a report on the sale of non-performing loans (NPLs) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The (GSE) Non-Performing Loan Sales Report includes information about NPLs sold through December 31, 2019 and reflects borrower outcomes on NPLs sold through June 30, 2019 and reported through December 31, 2019, DSNews reported at the time.The sale of NPLs reduces the number of delinquent loans GSE portfolios and transfers credit risk to the private sector.  FHFA and the Enterprises impose requirements on NPL buyers designed to achieve more favorable outcomes for borrowers than foreclosure.This report showed that, through December 31, 2019, the Enterprises sold 126,757 NPLs with a total unpaid principal balance (UPB) of $23.8 billion.NPLs sold had an average delinquency of 2.9 years and an average loan-to-value ratio of 91%. The average delinquency for pools sold ranged from 1.4 years to 6.2 years.NPLs in New Jersey, New York and Florida represented nearly half (44%) of the NPLs sold. These three states accounted for 47% of the Enterprises’ loans that were one year or more delinquent as of December 31, 2014, prior to the start of NPL program sales in 2015. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: NPLs NPLs 2020-10-06 Christina Hughes Babb Previous: Golden State Minority Homeowners, Renters Feeling Extra Financial Strain Next: DS5: Preparing Homeowners for the End of Forbearance Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

An Grianan Theatre projects receive €125,000 in Peace 3 funding

first_img Pinterest An Grianan Theatre projects receive €125,000 in Peace 3 funding Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Facebook By News Highland – August 9, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleBundoran fire tragedy finally commemorated after 30 yearsNext articleTyrone man killed by escaped prisoner in Afghanistan News Highland Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report center_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Google+ The Donegal Peace 3 Implementation Committee says it believes a series of five cross border and cross community projects being coordinated by An Grianan Theatre can make a major contribution to harmony in the North West.The initiative was launched in Letterkenny at the weekend by Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle, a member of the Donegal Peace Network.He says there’s a significant financial investment in the project, and he believes it will pay dividends………..[podcast][/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterestlast_img read more

Flemings ‘waiting and praying’

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plein Air: Event offers a bit of cheer to artists “Plein Air on the Square” in downtown Troy Saturday attracted “distant” curiosity seekers who just had to see what was… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article You Might Like “He is also involved with a Christian school organization there,” Fleming said. “He has always had a heart for education. He thought in the Pike County schools for three years before going into missions. Jordan works with the pastor’s wife and with fundraising. “The church there has a store where they sell items of different kinds. They are both involved in Bible study and other church activities.”Having been a part of the Lindi community for more than a year, the couple is also involved with the community as a whole, Fleming said. For Mary John and Mike Fleming the thought of their son and his wife being back at home is an exciting one. It’s also an anxious time waiting for word as to whether it’s “take-off” or “flight cancelled.”For the Flemings, state-side or across the waters, they can only wait, hope and pray. Skip Mary John Fleming and her husband Mike are sitting on pins and needles in Troy waiting, hoping and praying their son David and his wife Jordan will be coming home.David and Jordan are missionaries in Lindi, Tanzania and have a flight booked with Emirates, leaving today and arriving Atlanta Wednesday.“Jordan is pregnant so they already were planning to come home in May with a stop in Paris,” Mary John Fleming said. “But, when President Trump advised that those who are overseas and wanting to come home had better come now or be prepared to stay indefinitely, David and Jordan began making plans to come home.” Latest Stories Book Nook to reopencenter_img Published 9:15 pm Monday, March 23, 2020 Email the author “Thank goodness for Facetime,” Fleming said. “We have been able to see them as well as keep in contact. We are excited and so hopeful that they will be on their way home. It will be a long flight and, with a nine-hour layover in Qatar, it will be even longer. We just are anxious to know they will be coming home. But, we are hearing that some Emirates flight have been cancelled because other countries don’t want people traveling through. It’s wait and see.”Davis and Jordan Fleming are full-time missionaries with SIM (Sudan Interior Mission), which is a century-old catalyst for global mission. Fleming said David and Jordan work with Christian pastors in the Lindi area.David works individually with the pastors in the different areas of church including adults and children. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder However, booking a flight was difficult.“Other countries don’t want flights coming into their country,” Mary John said. “It was not easy for them to book a flight but, thankfully, they have this one with Emirates booked. We are hoping.”The couple left for Tanzania in September 2018 and this homecoming will be their first. Flemings ‘waiting and praying’ Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Parkland shooting victim criticizes sheriff, school after release from hospital

first_imgJennifer Lett/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) — A week after the last victim of February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, was released from the hospital, Anthony Borges made it known in a press conference Friday he and his family were not pleased with several circumstances around the massacre. Borges, 15, was shot five times — in the lungs, abdomen and legs — as he held shut a door at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to prevent alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz from gunning down students inside.Borges attended the Friday news conference still in a wheelchair, and still recovering from his serious injuries. The 15-year-old sat silently as his family’s attorney, Alex Arreaza, read from a letter written by the student, according to Miami ABC affiliate WPLG-TV.“I want all of us to move forward to end the environment that allowed people like Nikolas Cruz to fall through the cracks,” the letter said. “You knew he was a problem years ago and you did nothing. He should have never been in school with us.” Cruz, 19, who admitted to the shooting after fleeing the Feb. 14 attack, according to his arrest affidavit, was a former student at Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz attended the school from Jan. 13, 2016, to Feb. 8, 2017, according to records obtained by WPLG-TV. He was expelled from school after getting into a fight with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, according to fellow classmate Victoria Olvera. Bullet fragments were also found in Cruz’s backpack after the fight, a former teacher and classmate told ABC News in the wake of the attack.Borges’ father, Roger, also criticized Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for taking a photo of Borges while he was recovering in the hospital after the shooting. The photo was shared on social media by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.“I am not grateful for the picture that Israel took of my son in that condition in any way, and I think it was a mockery to have sent me a $100 check from the school board,” Roger Borges said in Spanish. “I think it showed a great lack of respect.” Cruz was indicted on 34 counts, including 17 counts of first-degree premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder, for the 17 people injured in the attack, including Borges.Borges was credited with saving 20 students who took refuge in a classroom during the massacre.“None of us knew what to do, so he took the initiative to just save his other classmates,” Borges’ friend Carlos Rodriguez told GMA in February.Rodriguez, who was also at Friday’s press conference, said he and his friend are both dealing with PTSD, saying, “We have been scarred for the rest of our lives.”Arreaza said the family plans to sue the estate of Cruz’s late mother.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more