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Japanese economy grows one per cent, helped by weaker yen

Share Japanese economy grows one per cent, helped by weaker yen whatsapp Japan’s GDP grew at an annualised rate of one per cent in the final quarter of 2016, falling slightly short of analysts’ expectations.Growth between the third and fourth quarters fell to 0.2 per cent, the slowest pace in the year and down from the 0.6 per cent growth rate achieved in the first three months of 2016. Investment in Japanese businesses and a boost from government spending are said to have added 0.6 percentage points and 0.3 percentage points to the overall figure respectively.Read more: Nikkei boosted to 2016 high as Bank of Japan holds ratesA Reuters poll of economists had anticipated growth of 1.1 per cent for the fourth quarter, but data suggested consumption had remained stagnant, with the country heavily reliant on foreign earnings.Despite the slightly lower-than-expected results, analysts have suggested that today’s preliminary data from the Japanese government shows that Shinzo Abe’s economic reform programme, known as “Abenomics”, is helping to boost demand. Japan’s economy grew by 1.2 per cent in 2015.Japan’s current account surplus reached a nine year high last year, up by 25 per cent the year before, indicating strong performance from the overseas operations of Japanese companies. Read more: Japan PM hits back at Trump currency manipulation claimsThe yen has fallen in value against the dollar since Donald Trump’s election victory in November last year, leading Trump to accuse Shinzo Abe and his officials of deliberately manipulating the yen to weaken it against the dollar, a claim the Japanese government strongly denies.Abe presented Donald Trump with a package of measures to help US-Japanese trade during his visit to the White House last week. Their meeting has been widely interpreted as a warming in relations and a return to more traditional US diplomacy, with none of the rhetoric of Trump’s campaign surfacing during the two-day visit.The yen initially tracked down against the dollar on Monday, trading at ¥114.1. whatsapp Monday 13 February 2017 10:32 am More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Ashley Coates read more

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Party Shot: Behind the Scenes of the 30th Annual Imagen Awards

first_imgAwards WatchCelebrityEntertainment IndustryPhilanthropyParty Shot: Behind the Scenes of the 30th Annual Imagen AwardsThe foundation honored everyone from Homeboy Industries’ Father Gregory Boyle to the legendary Rita MorenoBy Kari Mozena – August 25, 2015476ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItL.A.’s social scene is one fantastic blur. Let’s stop a moment and check out one of my favorite shots of the week:Who: America Ferrera, Imagen President and Founder Helen Hernandez, Choreographer/Director Liz Imperio, Paula Abdul, and Rita MorenoWhat: The 30th Annual Imagen AwardsWhere: The Dorothy Chandler PavilionWhy: The foundation’s aim is to “advance the positive portrayal and number of Latinos onscreen.”Wow: Aside from Ferrera and Abdul, the show’s 600-plus guest list included celebs like Edward James Olmos (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Esai Morales (La Bamba), Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family), television writer and author Norman Lear, director Kenny Ortega, and comedian Aida Rodriguez. The special will air on PBS SoCal during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15—Oct 15). Previous articleJoan Didion Remains as Elusive as Ever in The Last Love SongNext articleStarchitect Spotlight: Lorcan O’HerlihyKari Mozenalast_img read more

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News / China unveils plan to develop Hainan Island as a major south-western hub port

first_img By By Martina Li in Taiwan 11/06/2021 Credit Hainan Port. Beijing has announced that the Hainan Free Trade Port Law, part of its efforts to develop a globally influential free trade port in Hainan province, was adopted on yesterday.The legislation, which takes effect immediately, provides China with a legal guarantee in its pursuit of building a high-quality free trade port on Hainan Island.Meanwhile, Yangpu port in Hainan Island will be developed into an international container hub port in the southernmost part of China, under the country’s 14th five-year plan, “to strengthen overseas logistics links”.Plans for Hainan were set in motion in June last year, when China’s economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, released a blueprint to reinvent the island from holiday resort into a major free trade hub port.Hainan’s geographical spot between China and South-east Asia, positions its logistics and shipping industries well for growth. Annually, Yangpu, Hainan’s largest port, can handle around 1.8m teu.In October, the first overseas container shipping service connecting to Hainan was launched, when Cosco began a bi-weekly Yangpu-South Pacific-Australia service, followed by China United Lines’ service linking Yangpu with Vietnam.However, compared with larger Chinese ports like Shanghai, Yantian and Guangzhou, Yangpu is relatively small, necessitating a major upgrade.The latest five-year plan (2021-2025) will focus on expanding Yangpu’s Xiaochantan wharf and build another container terminal in the Macun area of Hainan’s Haikou port. The government believes the new facilities will see an international shipping hub develop on Hainan, linking the island to the Greater Bay Area in the Pearl River Delta, the western part of China which faces the Pacific and Indian Oceans.Authorities are also exploring the improvement of transport infrastructure to reduce the time taken to move goods across the Hainan Strait (also known as Qiongzhou Strait). New cross-sea channels and unmanned aerial vehicle cargo logistics will be explored.last_img read more

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Pharmalittle: Future of Merck cholesterol drug is unclear; Allergan lays off dozens

first_img What is it? [email protected] Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalittle: Future of Merck cholesterol drug is unclear; Allergan lays off dozens Hello, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite puffs of moist clouds hovering over the Pharmalot campus. Our spirits are forever sunny, thanks to an insightful saying from the Morning Mayor: Every brand new day should be unwrapped like a precious gift. A useful reminder, yes? So while you tug on the ribbon, here are some items of interest to get you started on a busy day. Hope all goes well and do keep in touch …A Merck (MRK) cholesterol drug cut the risk of heart attack and death by just 9 percent and caused buildup of the drug in fat tissue, leaving its future uncertain, Reuters says. Known as a CETP inhibitor, the drug is supposed to raise good cholesterol, or HDL, while lowering LDL, or bad cholesterol. Merck has not decided whether to seek regulatory approval. Wall Street has been skeptical about its prospects since top-line study results were released in June. Log In | Learn More Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot By Ed Silverman Aug. 29, 2017 Reprints What’s included?center_img GET STARTED Alex Hogan/STAT Tags drug developmentpharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+ Ed Silverman About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. @Pharmalot last_img read more

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Up and Down the Ladder: The latest comings and goings

first_img GET STARTED What’s included? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Hired someone new and exciting? Promoting a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going.And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More Up and Down the Ladder: The latest comings and goings Alex Hogan/STAT Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDcenter_img By Ed Silverman July 20, 2018 Reprints [email protected] Pharmalot Ed Silverman Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What is it? @Pharmalot Tags jobspharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

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Punta Gorda neighborhoods flooded overnight

first_imgOne arrested, two on the run in blundered Charlotte County burglary June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Charlotte Countygilchrist parkPunta Gorda Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Many streets and neighborhoods around Gilchrist Park flooded overnight as a result of Tropical Storm Eta.NBC2 crews saw ankle-deep standing water around storm drains that are working hard to flush out the excess water. Some side streets near Gilchrist Park are still blocked off. Downtown Punta Gorda also experienced flooding, but nothing compared to what it was like yesterday.The storm surge warning for Charlotte County expired early Thursday morning, but the incoming tide and possibility of more rain could make matters worse. Punta Gorda ordinance bans bad words on signs, clothing & more June 17, 2021 Security camera captures moment 2 Charlotte County burglars realized they were on tape June 16, 2021 Firefighters respond to gas leak at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda June 17, 2021last_img read more

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In Pictures: Knockbeg College celebrate array of sporting achievements this past school year

first_imgHome News Community In Pictures: Knockbeg College celebrate array of sporting achievements this past school… NewsCommunity Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Knockbeg College held a special awards ceremony on Tuesday last to recognise the achievements of some of our sports teams this year.Chairman of Leinster GAA Jim Bolger, Laois senior football manager John Sugrue, President of Basketball Ireland Theresa Walsh and head basketball coach at Carlow IT and the Ireland U20 ladies’s team Martin Conroy were invited guests on the night, and they congratulated both teams on their incredible success.After suffering a heavy defeat in their opening match, the Knockbeg junior footballers found their form which resulted in winning both the South Leinster and Leinster ‘A’ championships against St Peter’s Wexford and Marist Athlone respectively.Further success came in the All-Ireland semi-final against Killorglin of Kerry.Unfortunately it wasn’t to be in the All-Ireland final losing out by the narrowest of margins to St. Colman’s College of Newry. This group can be extremely proud of their achievements.Laois senior football captain and coach Stephen Attride and coach Conor Ronan were given a special thanks for the work they have put in with this team.The second year basketball team were equally up to the task as they won our second regional title of the year. They then qualified from the All-Ireland play offs again held here in Knockbeg. In the All-Ireland quarter finals they triumphed over Skibbereen and beat St Brendan’s of Belmullet in the semi final on the same day. Last Wednesday in the National Basketball Arena Tallaght they defeated Castledermot 33-25 and were crowned All Ireland champions.  A special word of thanks was given to Mr Maxwell, Ms Dowling, Ms Moore and Johnny McCarthy for all their help in guiding these players to the promised land. TAGSKnockbegKnockbeg College In Pictures: Knockbeg College celebrate array of sporting achievements this past school year Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Pinterest Previous articleRow erupts between Fine Gael Local Election candidates over postersNext articleCheck out the refurbished ballroom at Heritage Hotel Wedding Evening on May 29 Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. By Siun Lennon – 17th May 2019 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp GAA Pinterest GAA Twitter Twitter WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Women in Sport: All-Ireland club camogie winner and Laois stalwart Louise Mahony 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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NWA to Stage Several Events for Fifth Anniversary

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail April 1, 2006 marked the fifth year since the National Works Agency (NWA) began operations as an Executive Agency, and to commemorate this occasion, the agency has planned a number of activities to involve and include the general public.On Wednesday, April 26, the NWA will host a Financial, Health and Wellness Fair to encourage members of the public, particularly public servants, to create wealth and practise healthy lifestyles.The fair, which will be held at the NWA’s Maxfield Avenue offices, will be staged from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Institutions and organisations participating in the fair include Scotia Bank Jamaica Limited, National Commercial Bank Insurance Limited, City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union (COK), Pan Caribbean Merchant Bank, Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), Guardian Life, MediGrace, Blue Cross and the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.On Friday, April 28, the agency will again open its doors to the public when it hosts an Open House from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.“This is where we intend to showcase just what we do in undertaking our core business, which is the management of projects. We want to show the Jamaican people some of the processes involved in the construction of their roads,” explained Manager of Communications and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw.Also on display at Friday’s open house will be a historical corner, where items such as old equipment used in the construction process from as far back as the 1920s, as well as documents and correspondence dating back to those days, are to be exhibited. These have been pulled from the agency’s archives for the public to scrutinise.Additionally, in the next month, the NWA staff will undertake a community project in the western part of the island, between Westmoreland and Trelawny.“The idea here is to have staff members of the agency identify a project for some community or some entity that is in need, preferably road-related, and so we would go in and render our assistance at no cost to the Government purse, but our own contribution to the community,” Mr. Shaw told JIS News.The agency’s fifth anniversary celebrations commenced with a church service, which was held on Sunday, April 23 at the Jamaica Evangelistic Centre in Mandeville, Manchester. RelatedNWA to Stage Several Events for Fifth Anniversary NWA to Stage Several Events for Fifth Anniversary UncategorizedApril 25, 2006 RelatedNWA to Stage Several Events for Fifth Anniversarycenter_img Advertisements RelatedNWA to Stage Several Events for Fifth Anniversarylast_img read more

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Regulator opens statutory inquiry into Nottingham poverty relief charity after disqualifying former trustee

first_imgRegulator opens statutory inquiry into Nottingham poverty relief charity after disqualifying former trustee The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Action Hunger over serious financial and governance concerns.This follows the regulator’s disqualification of a former trustee who has admitted misappropriating charity funds. The probe has been escalated after other trustees failed to ensure that he no longer had control of the charity’s bank account.The charity’s purpose is to relieve poverty among homeless people, by dispensing free food through centrally located vending machines.The Commission opened a compliance case into Action Hunger in August 2018, after another of the charity’s trustees submitted a serious incident report alerting the regulator to concern that money had been taken from the charity’s bank account.The regulator probed this matter and in a statement to the Commission the former trustee admitted misappropriating £49,671 of the charity’s funds. As a result of this serious misconduct, on 4 May 2020, the Commission disqualified him from acting as a charity trustee or senior manager for a period of 10 years.Investigators have since found that £50,324 was transferred out of the charity’s bank account to a private company connected to at least one of the charity’s current trustees. The Commission established that the transfer was apparently made without the consent of the current trustees. The Commission has concerns about how these funds may have been used.The Commission therefore escalated its case to a full statutory inquiry on 10 November 2020 to further examine this matter. An inquiry gives the regulator access to the full range of its legal and enforcement powers. The inquiry will also look at wider concerns around the charity’s financial management and the trustees’ compliance with their legal obligations.Amy Spiller, Head of Investigations at the Charity Commission, said:The former trustee’s conduct and clear abuse of his position at Action Hunger goes against everything we associate with charity, and it is right that he has been disqualified from serving as a trustee.We are concerned that there may be wider issues in the administration of this charity. We will now examine these further through a full statutory inquiry and ensure, where necessary, action is taken to uphold public trust in charity.The Commission may extend the scope of the inquiry if additional regulatory issues emerge.It is the Commission’s policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:abuse, bank, charity, Commission, food, Government, homeless, incident, money, outcomes, probe, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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Young African American leaders share their experiences

first_imgYoung African American leaders share their experiencesPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Thursday, June 4, 2020in: Youthshare 0 The fear of police is real in the community, but there is optimism for positive changeVANCOUVER — Isaiah Jones can list the names of victims of police violence. He fears he could become the next. Or his dad. Or his mom.Jalynnee McGee talks about how he holds his money in his hand when he walks into a store, to show anyone who might be watching that, yes, he is there to buy something. No need to call the cops on him.Ahmani Williams and Jalynnee McGee, two young African American men, agreed to sit down to talk about their experiences with race and offered advice to help find solutions to race relations. Photo by Paul ValenciaAhmani Williams and Jalynnee McGee, two young African American men, agreed to sit down to talk about their experiences with race and offered advice to help find solutions to race relations. Photo by Paul ValenciaAhmani Williams said he is careful not to lean up against a fence, for fear that a homeowner might think he is about to jump the fence. And has explained to his white girlfriend why he is nervous at times as they take a walk.Navon Morgan noted about how his parents had to give him “The Talk.’’ And in some African American homes, “The Talk’’ is about how a son should conduct himself when pulled over by the police to ensure the son comes home.These are the experiences of four African American young men — young leaders — from Vancouver. They shared their experiences with Clark County Today in hopes that others will listen, will learn.Their fears are real.So, too, are their ideas for solutions.There is no single, perfect answer to the problems regarding race in America, with law enforcement and race relations. The death of George Floyd has led to protests all over the world. In Vancouver, many want to help, including the four interviewed for this story.Isaiah Jones used a football analogy, wishing society would use the same principles as football, to work together for a common goal. Screen grab from Paul Valencia videoIsaiah Jones used a football analogy, wishing society would use the same principles as football, to work together for a common goal. Screen grab from Paul Valencia videoJones, a team captain for the Union Titans football team last fall, noted in a tweet how successful football teams work together, regardless of race.“In football, nobody cares where you came from or what you look like, you’re all on the same team and you become a family. In everyday life where unity is needed most, why doesn’t that happen?” he asked in the tweet.“We’re all fighting for the same goal, to be successful, to win together,” Jones said. “If we’re not together, then we’re not going to rise up.”Williams, a Skyview High School senior and football player, agreed. Plus, he added, it takes a lot more than just tolerating someone who is different than you.“You have to work with them and actually come together,” he said. “You can’t just tolerate people in your lives. Coming together with actual effort and purpose, you’ll get some pretty spectacular results.”McGee, another Skyview senior and football player, asked a simple question:“America is always going to be one of the most diverse places, so why don’t we all come together and work on ourselves?”Those we spoke to about this subject said they are encouraged by who they are seeing at the protests. It is not just black people. Not just other minorities. “White people now are starting to understand how much different it is, the interaction with cops,” for people of color, Williams said. “It’s amazing to see how everyone has come together, all races.”Navon Morgan, a University of Washington student from Vancouver, gave a speech last year detailing the weight of being an African American, worrying about being harassed by law enforcement. Photo by Paul ValenciaNavon Morgan, a University of Washington student from Vancouver, gave a speech last year detailing the weight of being an African American, worrying about being harassed by law enforcement. Photo by Paul ValenciaMorgan, a 2019 graduate of Fort Vancouver High School who just finished his first year at the University of Washington, said becoming an ally in this cause requires education. “Really ingrain yourself in understanding,” he said. Do not just use a hashtag.“This is going to take a while for people to unlearn and relearn some things,” he said. “Really engage.”Williams noted all the support for Blackout Tuesday this week on social media. But that can’t be all that one does. He hopes more people will sign petitions and/or donate to minority causes. This is just another new beginning in the fight against racism, a fight that has been going on for hundreds of years in America.That is why some of the protesters have turned to looting and rioting, Jones and Williams said.“People need to understand the riots have meaning,” Jones said. “We all know looting and violence is bad, but there’s reasoning behind the riots. For decades on decades, people have gone unheard during peaceful protests.”He noted how former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was despised for his peaceful protest.“The riots and the looting are tragedies,” Williams said, while pointing out that there are all walks of life who have been seen looting. It is not just black people.“At the same time, the rioting and looting you are seeing right now, that’s the build-up of years and years and years of hurt that minorities have experienced,” Williams said. “We all have emotions, we all have breaking points. Everyone has that. Everyone builds up pain and hurt and we all explode at one point. People have reached their breaking points.”Morgan has been working with the Black Student Union at his college. He said the last week or so has been overwhelming. The videos he has seen are taking a toll.“I have to log off social media because I find myself shaking uncontrollably. It’s a mix of emotions,” he said. “I have to take time away for a mental health check.”Social media can bring out the worst in people, too.“I sit and I read and I read,” McGee said. “What have we done to put so much hate in your heart?”Then there is the 24 hours of news coverage. Some protesters turn violent. Some police turn violent. Williams wants to send a message of unity. He is tired, in fact, of politicians pointing fingers at one another.“It’s a human issue,” he said. “The left didn’t kill George Floyd. Neither did the right. Racism and prejudice killed George Floyd.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Vancouver Police Department to participate in Virtual Law Enforcement Torch Run Next : WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Thursday, June 4, 2020AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more