UK trade gap narrows on record exports

first_img whatsapp John Dunne Share The global goods trade gap narrowed in January to its smallest in nearly a year, with record exports of oil and food and drink helping it to recover from its worst reading on record in December.The Office for National Statistics said that the country’s goods trade deficit closed to £7.057bn from an upwardly revised £9.686bn in December.Economists had forecast a deficit of £8.5 billion pounds but the figures are notoriously volatile and December figures were affected by severe winter weather that disrupted road, rail and air transport.The improvement was largely due to a pick-up in export volumes, which rose 6.1 per cent on the month, excluding oil and erratic items. Import volumes rose 1.9 per cent.There were record levels of exports in oil, intermediate goods, and the “food, drink and tobacco” category.There was a sharp upward revision to December’s deficit due to revised data from Revenue and Customs and a reassessment of seasonal factors. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Show Comments ▼ center_img 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 UK trade gap narrows on record exports whatsapp Wednesday 9 March 2011 5:15 am Tags: NULLlast_img read more

East African Breweries Limited ( 2007 Annual Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (  2007 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

History Of The Rugby World Cup Trophy

first_img 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Expand Why is it called the Webb Ellis Cup? We take a look in this piece. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A South African and Kiwi share this honour,… Held in Japan for the first time, make… The Top Prize: We run through the history of the trophy (Getty Images) Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup? When is the biggest match in rugby union… Expand Expand Collapse Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup? 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage When Is The Rugby World Cup Final? When Is The Rugby World Cup Final? Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For the 2019 tournament, the Cup went on a world tour travelling to 18 countries including England, Hong Kong, India, Germany, and the United States.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup? History Of The Rugby World Cup TrophyThe Rugby World Cup is one of the most global sporting competitions in the world and has grown significantly from its humble beginnings in 1987 to the present day.Therefore given its role on the world stage and its presence as the epitome of rugby union, the tournament needed an iconic trophy to celebrate the event and indicate the magnitude of winning the Rugby World Cup.What trophy design was selected? What name was given to it? How has it changed over the history of the tournament? We will look to answer all of these questions below in this piece.History Of The Rugby World Cup TrophyOn the eve of the 1987 Rugby World Cup Sir Nicholas Shehadie took a call in Australia from John Kendall-Carpenter in England. Shehadie, chairman of the World Cup committee, was one of the two driving forces behind the tournament, along with Dick Littlejohn of New Zealand.“We have a problem,” said ex-England No.8 Kendall-Carpenter, who was an ally of Shehadie’s on the committee. Shehadie asked what it was.“We haven’t got a trophy,” replied Kendall-Carpenter.Amid all the frenetic preparation for the inaugural World Cup one small but hugely significant detail had been overlooked: what to give the winning team. Who has scored the most in the tournament? Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup? Kendall-Carpenter dashed over to Garrards, the crown jewellers in London’s Regent Street, on the off chance they might have a spare cup lying about. They did, a silver gilt trophy with a £6,000 price tag. Kendall-Carpenter described it to Shehadie, who told him to buy it. The World Cup had its cup – and they named it after rugby’s founder, William Webb Ellis.A Victorian design of a 1740 cup by Paul de Lamerie, the Cup was made in 1906, and then a replica was made in 1986 to use for the tournament.As far as winners go, New Zealand have won the cup a record three times in 1987, 2011 and 2015 with Australia (91, 99) and South Africa (95, 07) both winning it twice each. England won the other edition in 2003.The trophy has picked up the nickname ‘Bill’ by the Australian World Cup winning side in 1991.last_img read more

Friday Funnies – Dylan Des Fountain butchers a great try

first_imgFriday May 15, 2009 Friday Funnies – Dylan Des Fountain butchers a great try Last weekend at Newlands the Stormers hosted the Force in a controversial Super 14 match that saw the lead change hands a number of times, but in the end resulted in a 25-24 victory for the home side.The Forces loss meant that they missed out on a semi final position, and they felt that was mainly due to poor refereeing after Dylan Des Fountain allegedly held back Force center Ryan Cross as the Stormers went in for a try ten minutes from time.Force coach John Mitchell slammed referee Marius Jonker after the incident, saying that he shouldnt referee another Super 14 game again, or should be disciplined in some manner.That incident aside, it was the same man involved that committed a horrendous error that will go down as one of the most embarrassing moments to occur for the team since Robbie Flecks classic error back in 2001.The Stormers had put together a stunning sequence of rugby that swept the length of the field before it came back across to the right and captain Luke Watson measured his scoring pass perfectly.Center Des Fountain was on the end of one of the Stormers best tries of the season, with the only thing required being to canter over the tryline and dot down the ball. Instead, with a massive smile on his face, he dropped it, much to the amusement of the Force backline players. Time: 01:34ADVERTISEMENT 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. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? 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. Friday Funnies – Dylan Des Fountain butchers a great try | 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

Fundraising classics at 20% off

Fundraising classics at 20% off Howard Lake | 11 May 2000 | News At the UK Fundraising Bookshop we’ve added short reviews of the three books by Ken Burnett and George Smith that we are currently offering, together with publishers White Lion Press, at 20% off the list price. Read the reviews for Relationship Fundraising, Friends for Life and Asking Properly. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Establishment fake news

first_imgTrump has labeled as “fake news” everything that doesn’t fit his bigoted, right-wing agenda. In a recent press conference he called the establishment media “the enemy of the American people.” The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and other indignant voices of the establishment are exposing his gross inconsistencies and wildly false sources.So where does this leave those of us who see the establishment media not as impartial crusaders for the truth, but as an arm of the capitalist ruling class that tailors the news to fit the interests of the exploiters?Not agreeing with Trump, of course. Climate change not real? Muslims a bunch of blood-thirsty criminals? His accusations of a liberal media conspiracy come straight out of Breitbart fake news.‘News’ serves capitalist rulersThat should not obscure the fact that the “news” presented to us each day by the leading media outlets is carefully filtered to serve the interests of those who rule over this capitalist society.The mechanism for this is not held secret by a narrow group of conspirators. The methods are taught in every college course on journalism.Most reports on politically sensitive topics come from press briefings by government officials or “think tanks.” How many articles about what’s going on in the world are datelined Washington? That’s because that district abounds in agencies that craft U.S. policy and regularly feed it to the media. Even when reporters go abroad, they check in with U.S. embassies for their take on what’s happening.On the economic front, the news comes mainly from outlets based in Wall Street or from government agencies like the Federal Reserve.But there’s another very important step between the gathering of news — most of it based on press releases, press conferences or interviews with prominent figures — and what gets aired or into print. While it’s reporters who gather the news, it’s the editors who decide how it will be presented to the public.An article in the Feb. 4 New York Times about how the paper functions stated: “Right now, there are more editors in the newsroom than reporters, photographers and other journalists in the field.” It explained that an article might go through the hands of as many as six editors before appearing in print. Some of these editors check facts and style, but others make more political changes. What comes out at the end conforms to the editorial opinions of the paper, for the most part.Of course, the U.S. ruling class is not all of one mind. There can be important differences and conflicts of interest on both domestic and international questions. This is so obvious with the Trump administration.It is the job of politically savvy bourgeois editors to understand this and present the differences in a way that they believe promotes the interests of the system as a whole. And on what are those interests ultimately based? The efficient and reliable exploitation of the masses of workers and oppressed. That’s what capitalism is all about — and capitalism is the religion of this country.Editorial terminology reflects this. When there was a socialist bloc of countries, the media here universally referred to the capitalist West as “the free world.” Not the freedom to have food and shelter, or a guaranteed right to education and medical care. Racist segregation was part of the “free world.” So was the freedom of bosses to lay off workers and break their unions.For the establishment media, “freedom” was all about the freedom of a few to get rich exploiting the labor of the many. Any country that restricted that “freedom” — especially if U.S. corporations and banks were involved — automatically became the enemy.For how many decades did the U.S. media repeat the mantra that Cuba wasn’t “free” and that Fidel Castro was a “dictator” because the Cuban Revolution had kicked out U.S. corporate exploiters?It is only since Wall Street finally realized the U.S. could never overthrow Cuba’s government that the strategy in Washington changed, allowing a few more objective reports about life in Cuba to appear in the media.No news of south Korea uprisingHere’s another example. For almost a year now, millions of people in south Korea have been demonstrating against the government. The protests have been held every week, even in the brutal cold. The parliament finally voted to impeach the president, who is embroiled in a huge corruption scandal. The head of Samsung, the largest corporation in south Korea, has been arrested for bribing the president, who refuses to resign.If this isn’t sensational news, what is? But where are the headlines here? Yes, there are articles about this in some U.S. newspapers, but no sense of urgency. It certainly isn’t top of the news on CNN or any other electronic outlet.If this were Syria or Libya or some other country the U.S. imperialists wanted to invade, wouldn’t we see screaming headlines every day?But the U.S. military is already in south Korea. It invaded in 1945 and has never left. Washington has been behind every head of state since then, including several generals who took over through coups d’etat. The current president is the daughter of one of them.The media here — both liberal and alt-right — get the message. Don’t inflame passions against the rulers of south Korea. They’re “our” friends. Instead, go after north Korea, which refuses to give up its socialist system.It’s not a conspiracy. It’s business as usual for the capitalist media.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Arson attack at editor’s home appears linked to her work

first_imgNews Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News March 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arson attack at editor’s home appears linked to her work UkraineEurope – Central Asia An arson attack was made against the home of Lilia Budjurova, chair of the Crimea’s Association of Independent Journalists and editor of the weekly, Pervaya Krimskaya, overnight on 28 February-1st March 2006. Reporters Without Borders urged the authorities to probe a likely link with her work. Follow the news on Ukraine Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Help by sharing this information News Organisation center_img Receive email alerts News March 26, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more to go further UkraineEurope – Central Asia An arson attack at the home of leading journalist Lilia Budjurova, editor of the weekly Pervaya Krimskaya, was most likely linked to her work, said Reporters Without Borders, urging the authorities to take the professional lead into account.The attack on the home of Budjurova, who chairs Crimea’s Association of Independent Journalists, was made overnight on 28 February-1st March 2006, in Simferopol, capital of the autonomous republic of Crimea.Fire broke out at around 1am, after petrol was thrown in front of the garage on the ground floor of her home. The journalist was at work and her car was not inside. Members of her family, woken by the smell of smoke, managed to put out the fire before it destroyed the house.Budjurova said on the phone that one of her family looked out of a window and saw two men running away.In the latest issue of the newspaper, which has a circulation of 32,000, it carried the list of candidates to parliamentary elections in Crimea on 26 March, having previously had problems with Ukrainian courts.Budjurova said she was convinced that publication of the list obtained from the interior ministry, was behind the arson attack.“I am certain that the fire is linked to my professional work,” she told Reporters Without Borders. “I am not a businesswoman and I have neither enemies nor personal problems. On the other hand we were the only ones to carry that list.”“I don’t know if the fire was meant to intimidate me or to really threaten my life, but the smoke it produced could have had tragic consequences for members of my family who were in the house,” she said.Budjurova is a prominent journalist in Ukraine and an activist for journalists’ rights, particularly in Crimea. She protested about the imprisonment in June 2005 of editor of the weekly Yevpatoriskaya Nedelia, Volodymyr Lutiev, for which stance she received telephone threats. President Viktor Yuschchenko told interior minister Yuri Lutsenko that he would take personal charge of the case.“Acts of intimidation are frequent in Ukraine, particularly during election campaigns,” the press freedom organisation said. “It seems that Lilia Budjurova may have paid for her investigative work. We urge the authorities to investigate this case and to take the professional lead into account”. RSF_en September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

‘No Person Can Be Permitted To Intimidate Or Terrorize Judges’ : Karnataka High Court Issues Contempt Notice Over Threatening Letter

first_imgNews Updates’No Person Can Be Permitted To Intimidate Or Terrorize Judges’ : Karnataka High Court Issues Contempt Notice Over Threatening Letter Mustafa Plumber5 Feb 2021 2:44 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on February 3 issued a notice under the contempt of courts Act, to a 72-year-old person, who wrote a letter to the High Court registry claiming that he has decided to kill two erring Judges amongst the “highly corrupt 28 Judges of this Court and the Apex Court along with two corrupt Advocates”. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin…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 on February 3 issued a notice under the contempt of courts Act, to a 72-year-old person, who wrote a letter to the High Court registry claiming that he has decided to kill two erring Judges amongst the “highly corrupt 28 Judges of this Court and the Apex Court along with two corrupt Advocates”. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum said: “The allegations made in the said letter prima facie constitute a criminal contempt under clause (c) of Section 2 of the said Act.” The letter sent to the registry on January 29 made scandalous allegations against a Senior Judge, who was part of the Division Bench which passed an order on 6th November 2020, by alleging that the said Judge is acting under the influence of the retired Hon’ble Judges of the Supreme Court. The bench initiated the suo-motu proceedings against SV Srinivasa Rao on the basis of order dated November 6, 2020 passed by a Division Bench. The court had in its order recorded that “No person can be permitted to intimidate or terrorize the Judges by making scandalous, unwarranted and baseless imputations.” The bench on going through the order and the allegations made by the accused in the pleadings filed by him before the court said: “It appears that various objectionable allegations have been made by the respondent/accused in the pleadings. The respondent/accused has used very objectionable adjectives about the Judges of the Apex Court and this Court, which cannot be reproduced. The respondent/accused has not even spared the members of the Karnataka State Bar Council and the Bar Council of India while making sweeping and scandalous allegations.” The bench said that this was not the first occasion when the accused had made allegations against the judges. It said: “Our attention is invited to the order dated 6th August 2010 passed by a Division Bench of this Court. That was a judgment rendered in the contempt petition in which the present respondent/accused was the respondent/accused. This contempt petition was filed on the basis of the similar allegations. As the accused tendered his unconditional apology and assured the Court not to indulge in making such allegations, the Division Bench was persuaded to accept the apology and the proceedings were dropped.” Following which the court said, “The allegations made by the respondent/accused in the memo of personal appearance dated 4th September 2020, prima facie constitutes a criminal contempt within the meaning of clause (c) of Section 2 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 (for short ‘the said Act’).” It added “On the face of it, the allegations tend to scandalize the Courts. Such allegations will definitely interfere with the due course of judicial proceedings. The allegations tend to obstruct the administration of justice. The members of the Bar are also integral part of the judicial system. By making such scandalous allegations against the members of the Bar, if they are deterred from appearing in the cases, it will amount to obstruction in the administration of justice.” The bench accordingly passed the following order :”We are satisfied that a prima facie case has been made out to initiate action against the respondent/accused for committing criminal contempt of this Court. Hence, issue notice in Form-1 in accordance with Rule 8 of the High Court of Karnataka (Contempt of Court Proceedings) Rules, 1981. Even a copy of this order shall be forwarded along with the notice. The notice is made returnable on 1st March 2021. The respondent/accused shall appear through video conferencing before the Court and his personal presence is not dispensed with.” It also directed the Registrar General to forward a copy of the letter dated 29th January 2021 to the Police Officer in charge of the security of the High Court as paragraph 5 of the said letter states that the respondent/accused has decided to kill two Judges and two Advocates.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Southern California church holds indoor services in defiance of restraining order

first_imgKABC-TVBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Southern California church that was sued and issued a restraining order over hosting indoor services defied state and local mandates when it opened its doors on Sunday. Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Ventura County hosted three indoor services, marking its latest run-in with orders that the church’s pastor said are an attack on “religious liberty.” The county, meanwhile, has referred to the church’s actions as a “callous disregard of public health orders during a global pandemic,” according to court records. As alleged in a lawsuit filed by Ventura County, Godspeak has hosted several indoor services in recent weeks, despite a July 13 statewide order prohibiting several businesses and activities — including places of worship — from holding indoor operations in the county amid a rise in cases of COVID-19. In its complaint, filed Wednesday, the county also alleged that the church “allowed and encouraged” its attendees to violate mandates to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing.The suit stated that the church’s actions will cause “great and irreparable injury” to the public “by creating a significant risk of further community spread of COVID-19, including hospitalizations and deaths, which in turn is likely to result in continued and further restrictions on businesses and other operations and activities within Ventura County, detrimentally affecting the quality of life of the entire community.” On Friday, a judge issued a two-week restraining order banning the church from holding indoor services. Immediately following the hearing, the church’s pastor, Rob McCoy, said in an update posted to YouTube that they would be “violating the judge’s order” and opening Sunday. “We want to worship. And we’re going to worship,” McCoy said in the video.Sunday’s 9 a.m. service drew several hundred attendees, according to Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV. There was also a mix of protesters — those against and those in support of the church reopening — who briefly clashed outside. The local sheriff’s office didn’t plan to cite people attending the services, according to the Los Angeles Times. Godspeak is allowed to host services outdoors, such as in a park — a notion McCoy has rejected as “impossible” due to the size of the congregation. “Fifteen-hundred people — what park?” he said in Friday’s video. He also said that the church has received threats, “so our people would be in danger” at the park.In a second update, posted Saturday to the church’s YouTube page, McCoy called the measures “unprecedented” and “draconian.” “This is a religious liberty issue,” said McCoy, a former City Council member who resigned in April, after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared churches a nonessential service.Throughout the pandemic, churches have often been the source of outbreaks. McCoy said his church hasn’t had any cases of COVID-19 since it reopened on May 31. On Friday, Ventura County reported 111 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the total number of cases the area has seen to 8,146. There were also seven new deaths, totaling 89. A hearing in the county’s lawsuit is scheduled for Aug. 31.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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