National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) 2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileResort Savings & Loans Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria specialising in mortgage banking products and services. The company offers personal and corporate mortgage accounts, leasing and credit facilities, property acquisition management services and fund management services. Key products include RIMPlan for those saving towards owning their own home with a Life Assurance plan as an added bonus; RIMLand for those wanting to acquire their own land; Resort Home Renovation Loan for the renovation of current properties; the National Housing Fund (NHF) Scheme targeted at low and medium individual income earners employed in the private and public sectors; and Resort Early Home Owners Account for the young adult market in the 25-40 year age bracket. Resort Savings & Loans Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Resort Savings & Loans Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Mainland Real Estate Ltd (MAIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mainland Real Estate Ltd (MAIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mainland Real Estate Ltd (MAIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mainland Real Estate Ltd (MAIN.mu) 2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMainland Real Estate Limited is a real estate company that is focused on investments in undervalued and high quality investment grade real estate assets as well as companies which deliver suitable returns for investors through both income and capital growth. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Son of El Salvador bishop detained by ICE in Ohio, denied asylum By Egan MillardPosted Jan 10, 2020 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] The son of the Anglican bishop of El Salvador, who fled to the United States after being kidnapped and threatened in his home country, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in November, his father says. Now, with his request for asylum denied, he is in jail in Ohio awaiting potential deportation.Bishop David Alvarado of the Diocese of El Salvador, which is part of the Anglican Church of Central America, said his 34-year-old son Josue Alvarado Guerra had to flee El Salvador because his life was in danger. He had been working as a taxi driver in Colón, just northwest of San Salvador, one of the most dangerous cities in the country with the world’s highest homicide rate. Hundreds of thousands have fled violence brought on by the ruthless gang wars that have raged in El Salvador and the neighboring countries since the early 1990s, many of them seeking asylum in the United States. Alvarado Guerra was “threatened, kidnapped and persecuted by one of the largest gangs operating in the country” and forced to drive them around, his father told Episcopal News Service by email.Alvarado Guerra complained to the police, but he was no longer safe in El Salvador, so he sought refuge in the U.S., his father said. Over several years, he moved undocumented around the country for work – from Los Angeles to Denver to Sacramento and finally Ohio. It was there that he got a flat tire near Cleveland on Nov. 27, 2019. As he waited for a tow truck, the police arrived, and when they discovered he did not have proper immigration documents, he was detained.He has been in the custody of ICE at the Seneca County Jail in Tiffin, Ohio, since then, as his petition for asylum worked its way through the courts. On Jan. 8, his petition was denied. Unless that decision is overturned by an appeal, he will likely be deported to El Salvador.“We are sad and worried because he can be deported and he is in great danger here in the country,” Alvarado told ENS.The Rev. Aaron Gerlach, rector of Old Trinity Episcopal Church in Tiffin, has been visiting Alvarado Guerra in jail – where he is not allowed to receive phone calls – to provide pastoral and logistical support, along with members of his congregation. Gerlach and the Rev. Margaret D’Anieri, the Diocese of Ohio’s canon for mission, attended his hearing in immigration court on Jan. 8.“My sense is he’s been scared from day one about being deported back to El Salvador,” D’Anieri told ENS.Various bishops have written letters of support for Alvarado Guerra, according to Bishop Mark Hollingsworth Jr. of the Diocese of Ohio.“We join Josue in gratitude for the support of the wider church from numerous dioceses and the Presiding Bishop’s office,” Hollingsworth said.“I ask you first of all for your prayers to alleviate the sadness of knowing that our son is under arrest,” Alvarado wrote. “It goes without saying that we are trusting God to help us, but we also rely on people who can also help us in this situation.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Let me see, this is what I have heard recently, the COA has considered building an Olympic size pool somewhere around the Edwards Field area, the new fitness gym coming in at the Bealls shopping plaza is going to have an Olympic size pool inside, camp Wewa is talking about building an Olympic size pool (don’t know if they already have it or not), Errol Estate wants to build a water park and Olympic size pool and let the AHS kids compete there in swimming tournaments (that is what I read, I am sure) and Mr. Cooper is considering building an Olympic size pool at his sports facility……is everybody setting their sights on the same goal? I wish them all well however, I really do…….. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply City Commission, staff and Cooper Sportsplex take the initial stepsFor the past couple of City Council meetings, Commissioner Billie Dean has pressed the idea of a public/private partnership for the City of Apopka. There weren’t always a lot of specifics in his ideas, but a consistent theme to partner with Apopka businesses in ventures that would benefit the community was a common thread.But last Wednesday he pinpointed his plan.Dean used the time allotted to the City Commissioners to propose the Council have a discussion on a partnership with the Cooper Sportsplex. He invited Michael Cooper, the owner of the Sportsplex, to address the Council with what sounded like a specific plan.“We’re all for partnering with the City if the City can come up with a deal where we can work together,” Cooper said. “We’d like to know what extent that the City would like to work with us. We’d definitely like to see the City get involved with us because it’s for the community. We’re not going to gather a lot from this, but the community could gather a lot. There’s also a good possibility if we got the City to partner with us of putting in an Olympic-sized pool over there (the Cooper Sportsplex) We have the room. We have the parking. There’s so much potential there for the city to get on the map as a sports community. You already have the Field of Dreams (Northwest Recreational Complex) which is a huge facility and a huge benefit to the city.”The Cooper Palms Sports Complex is a 101,000 square-foot facility that features 31,000 square feet of indoor space for basketball, volleyball and multi-purpose courts. About 12,000 square feet is dedicated to two indoor trampoline parks, and a café will take another 5,000 square feet of space. It is a massive facility that was completed in July of 2016.“So are you proposing to build a pool?” Mayor Joe Kilsheimer asked.Commissioner Billie Dean:”Partnering with Cooper to bring in a pool would give children an opportunity to get out of the devil’s workshop.” “That’s something I’d like to talk about too with the City to see if they could pick up part of the financing,” said Cooper. “We could also meet with Orange County to see if the (Orange County Public) school board would like to get involved with us. Or if we could set up a five or 10-year contract with OCPS to have all of their events here in this area. I think that’s a possibility.”Dean has long been an advocate for the children of South Apopka who have no place to go. He has often made the connection of a lack of amenities for them translating into a higher crime rate in the community.“Some children have nothing to do,” he said. “Partnering with Cooper to bring in a pool would give them an opportunity to get out of the devil’s workshop so to speak.”The idea then got Commissioner Doug Bankson’s creative juices flowing too.“It’s possible Florida Hospital would be a player in something like this due to the close proximity… and working on rehab and different things along that line,” he said. “It really would be great if we can find projects to work together on. I really think it would be a win/win for everyone.”Commissioner Doug Bankson: “It really would be great if we can find projects to work together on. I really think it would be a win/win for everyone.”City Administrator Glenn Irby took the next step in making the idea a little more tangible.“I’d like to make a suggestion that you give us (City staff) direction to start an investigation on this all the way up to costs of different projects that we could actually do with the facility (Cooper Sportsplex)… and then bring it back to you at a later date. I don’t know how long it will take. There are a lot of loose ends that need to be tied up, including financing which would all be general fund, but if we get that direction, we’ll start on it tomorrow.”And the idea of more details got Commissioner Kyle Becker interested.The facility you have Mr. Cooper is second to none. It’s a beautiful facility. I would like to entertain more detail about what we’re actually talking about. I would love to explore and march down the road to see where this can lead to. Because really if you think about it, you make a great point. It’s a regional, state and national draw to this area and that drives the demand of what we’re trying to build in the City of Apopka. Our hotel space, our City Center space, it all goes to support each other, so I would like to see more detail on what we’re actually proposing.”“Well, I think the door has been opened,” said Kilsheimer. ”Commissioner Kyle Becker: “I would like to entertain more detail about what we’re talking about. I would love to explore and march down the road to see where this can lead to.”And it’s an interesting view on the other side of that door.The public–private partnership is becoming so trendy that it has three acronyms (PPP 3P and P3), and its own Wikipedia page. It is generally defined as a cooperative arrangement between one or more public and private sectors, typically of a long-term nature. Governments have used such a mix of public and private endeavors throughout history. 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Here’s to Trans Visibility Day! It was held on March 31. Maybe you didn’t know it happened?It’s not a day that’s going to be very “visible” on big business media.Because this day is organized by and for trans people speaking for themselves and their own lives, telling the world how they define themselves and celebrating the complex realities of trans lives.The corporate media have obsessively presented trans lives as a circus for sweeps-week or narrated trans people as political footballs being kicked back and forth during rightwing attacks.Instead, it is trans people who have insisted on this truth: They have been part of the fabric of human existence from the beginning of our species.As trans comrade Gery Armsby commented on Facebook on Trans Visibility Day: “Throughout history human societies have ‘assigned’ socio-economic roles to people in myriad ways that we today understand as ‘gender.’ As all societies are subject to constant internal and external forces of change, it is reasonable to understand how gender roles are not now and never have been static, let alone binary. [Gender roles] certainly have little if anything to do with actual human biology. This is nothing new.”In fact, in matrilineal preclass societies, before the rise of class patriarchy, it was the societal norm to have sex and gender complexity that might be called “trans” now. The many different varieties, names, customs and histories of this gender complexity continue today through still-existing Indigenous peoples, cultures and nations.But, as Armsby noted in their Facebook comments, within the U.S. and elsewhere that class patriarchy has trampled, the struggle for that complexity “for many trans people, especially trans women of color — amounts to a life and death struggle for correct pronouns, for bathrooms and for whatever resources and measures [that] trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit folk believe are worth fighting for.” The “external forces” at work in the U.S. have produced oppressive, narrow concepts of “man” and “woman” as public goals — to create colonial settlers, soldiers for imperialism and malleable workers.It was no accident that, at the beginning of the 20th century, as the U.S. began to invade and occupy nations beyond its continental borders, President Teddy Roosevelt campaigned to “toughen up” young boys into “manly men.” As historian Sarah Watts notes, he wanted men in the imperialist United States to be “the true inheritors of the cowboy tradition of white, aggressive, armed, nationalist manhood.” (tinyurl.com/y4g3rxo7)Trans lives give all of us the vision and hope of a world that rejects rigid, dominating and harmful ideas about masculine and feminine, male and female. As trans warrior, historian and activist Leslie Feinberg once said: “People of all sexes have the right to explore femininity, masculinity and the infinite variations between — without criticism or ridicule.”Feinberg also knew that a socialist future offered the only possibility of a world where trans people, and all people, could live fully in their own beautiful, unique sex and gender complexity. Workers World comrade Feinberg died in 2014 with these last words: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”In an early pamphlet, “Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come,” Feinberg wrote: “Like racism and all forms of prejudice, bigotry against transgender people is a deadly carcinogen. [As workers] we are pitted against each other in order to keep us from seeing each other as allies. Genuine bonds of solidarity can be forged between people who respect each other’s differences and are willing to fight their enemy together. We are the class that does the work of the world, and can revolutionize it. We can win true liberation.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News to go further Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reports Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out more February 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five journalists declared “military objectives” in “Black Eagles” message Five journalists and the representatives of several NGOs including the Federation of Colombian Journalists (Fecolper) are directly threatened in a particularly disturbing email that began circulating yesterday. Sent from the Gmail account of “Aguilas Fénix,” it is signed by the central division of the “Aguilas Negras” (Black Eagles), a feared paramilitary group responsible for terror campaigns against the media in the past.“The time has come to exterminate and eliminate all the persons and organizations that pose as human rights defenders and especially infiltrate as international NGOs and journalists (…) and who in reality are demobilized members of the FARC and M19,” the email said, referring to two left-wing guerrilla groups. “We issue a threat of death and elimination against civil society groups that continue to attack the people’s policies and state of consciousness. We declare death and persecution.”The message names some 60 peasant, feminist and human rights organizations. It also names five journalists as “military objectives”: Fecolper president Eduardo Márquez González; Hollman Morris, the producer of the TV current affairs programme “Contravía”; Daniel Coronell, the head of “Noticias Uno” (and vice-president of the US TV station Univisión since January); Marcos Perales Mendoza, the editor of the Bucaramanga-based newspaper Periódico Portada; and Radio Nizkor journalist Claudia Julieta Duque.“This is the first time that I have been threatened and it is strange that they use both of my surnames as I only use one,” Reporters Without Borders was told by Márquez, whose organization represents more than 1,000 journalists nationwide. He suggested two reasons why he had been targeted: “Fecolper’s efforts to combat impunity in the murder of Montería journalist Clodomiro Castilla” or “our recent report blaming the government for the situation of the press in Colombia.”Duque said she thought it was strange that the Bogotá-based central division of the Black Eagles was focusing on journalists covering national issues.This declaration of war on civil society must be taken seriously. It is targeted at journalists who are prominent critics of the so-called “democratic security” policies which Alvaro Uribe pursued during his two terms as president (2002-2010) and which are still in force. The same journalists were also leading targets of the dirty tricks practiced by the intelligence agency DAS which, when exposed, shed light on the dangerous links between paramilitaries, intelligence services and politicians.The threats also serve as a reminder of the fact that the paramilitaries were not disarmed by the “demobilization” carried out from 2003 to 2006 and continue to represent a major and permanent danger to democracy and civil liberties. The paramilitaries enjoy an outrageous degree of impunity under the 2005 “Justice and Peace” law.The police have promised to investigate yesterday’s email message but this is not enough. President Juan Manuel Santos’ government must give a firm political commitment to combat the paramilitaries.Three other journalists in the western department of Valle del Cauca were declared “military objectives” in a message at the start of February that was signed by the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC). They are Luis Fernando Gil of “Hora 13,” a TV programme broadcast by CNC; Raúl Parra, the editor of the magazine Hoja de Parra; and Héctor Fabio García.The leading paramilitary coalition, the AUC used to help the armed forces combat Colombia’s guerrilla groups and, prior to “demobilization,” had around 30,000 members. Since 2006, most of them are believed to have turned to criminal activity, including contract killing and drug trafficking, but an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 have gone back to paramilitary activity. Currently there are about 20 paramilitary groups, including the Black Eagles, operating in 12 departments. News News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Colombia ColombiaAmericas
Facebook Donegal retains 13 Blue Flags, but Lisfannon loses out again By News Highland – May 21, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDriver arrested in Burnfoot after failing roadside drugs testNext article‘Vicious assault’ on teenager in Derry being treated as sectarian News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 All 13 blue flag locations in Donegal have retained their award for 2018.An Taisce has announced the International Blue flag and Green Coast awards recipients for 2018 at the awards ceremony held in County Wicklow this afternoon.Ian Diamond is Costal Awards Manager for An Taisce. He says that while it’s all good news this year, there’s always room to improve…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/blueflagWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.For the second year in a row, Lisfannon Beach in Inishowen is without a Blue Flag, partly as a result of issues with sewerage services for a number of local homes.Buncrana based Councillor Rena Donaghey says efforts are being redoubled to address those issues, with a view towards having the flag restored in 2019.Cllr Donaghey is stressing that the beach is still a safe spot in which to swim, and all services are still being provided…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/renadon1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA
iStock/koto_fejaBy: JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 311,000 people worldwide.More than 4.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 1.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 88,754 deaths.Today’s biggest developments:– US death toll surpasses 88,000– Texas reports single highest daily rate increase of infections– Judge rejects Martin Shkreli’s plea for early releaseHere’s how the news developed on Saturday. All times Eastern.7:39 a.m.: Eric Trump implies Democrats and Biden using coronavirus as conspiracy to hurt POTUS by “taking away” MAGA ralliesIn an interview on Fox News Saturday night, Eric Trump baselessly accused Democrats and Joe Biden’s campaign of trying to use the coronavirus to hurt his father President Trump politically by “taking away” his campaign rallies.Speaking on “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Eric Trump tossed a number of confusing and wild accusations about Democrats, Biden, and the coronavirus pandemic—appearing to claim that lockdowns around the country were part of a Democratic/Biden manufactured conspiracy to stop the president’s campaign rallies and hurt his political prospects, despite the virus death toll now approaching 90,000 in the United States.The president’s son accused Democrats of wanting to “milk [the coronavirus] for everything they can” and seemed to imply that Dems and the media were blowing the pandemic out of proportion to hurt the president, saying that after Election Day the “coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen.”Asked how the virus has impacted President Trump politically, Eric Trump blamed Democrats for rallies being put on hold, which he called “Donald Trump’s greatest tool”:“Biden can’t go on stage without making some horrible blunder. I mean even from his basement he’s making awful gaffes every single day, so, his campaign is thrilled that he’s not going out there. And they think they’re taking away Donald Trump’s greatest tool, which is being able to go into an arena and fill it with 50,000 people every single time. So they will and you watch they’ll milk it every single day between now and November 3, and, guess what, after November 3rd, coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen.”“They’re trying to deprive him of his, his greatest asset, which is the fact that the American people love him. The fact that he’s relatable. The fact that he can go out there and draw massive crowds. Joe Biden can’t get 10 people in a room, my father’s getting 50,000 in a room and they want to do everything they can to stop it. So make no mistake, to a lot of them… a lot of them this is a very cognizant strategy that they’re trying to employ. It’s no different than again the nonsense that they’re trying to throw in the Hope Act. It’s no different than the mail-in voting that they want to do all these places. It is no different than wanting illegal immigrants to vote in our country. It is a cognizant strategy. And it’s sad and again it’s not going to be allowed to happen we’re going to win November.”Eric Trump claimed using the coronavirus is a “cognizant strategy” by Democrats and/or Joe Biden and implies they played some role in “taking away Donald Trump’s greatest tool”— which is a confusing and baseless accusation given not only was the decision to stop MAGA rallies made by the president’s own campaign it came as many experts said large gatherings like MAGA rallies shouldn’t return until as recent as next year.Also, he’s echoing comments President Trump made early on as the virus first spread when he called it Democrats’ “hoax” given their response to the virus. But, months later, Eric Trump is now implying the response to the virus is some Democratic conspiracy while the death toll is rising to 90,000 and experts like Dr. Fauci are warning that reopening the country too soon could lead to “needless suffering and death.”4:48 a.m.: Texas reports single highest daily rate increase of infectionsThe latest number of coronavirus cases in Texas jumped by 1,801 in a single day, the highest daily rate since the state started tracking data. The number of cases reported now stands at 46,999, according to the latest figures released by Johns Hopkins University.There are currently 19,093 active cases statewide with 1,791 patients hospitalized — which is an increase of 75 from yesterday.A total of 678,471 people have been tested out of a statewide population of around 29 million people.The state of Texas has also reported 1,305 fatalities — an increase of 33 but down from the two day high of 58 and 56 the previous two days.12:35 a.m.: Federal judge blocks North Carolina governor’s restrictions on religious servicesA federal judge issued an order on Saturday that allows North Carolina religious leaders to reopen their doors to their congregations in spite of the governor’s warning that they risk spreading coronavirus.Gov. Roy Cooper said he wouldn’t appeal the ruling blocking his restrictions on indoor religious services.A hearing is scheduled May 29 on whether the order will become permanent.The order prevents Cooper from taking enforcement actions against religious worshipers but also states they should observe recommendations for social distancing and reduce transmission of the virus when possible.Governor Cooper’s spokesperson issued the following statement in response to the order.“We don’t want indoor meetings to become hotspots for the virus and our health experts continue to warn that large groups sitting inside for long periods of time are much more likely to cause the spread of COVID-19. While our office disagrees with the decision, we will not appeal, but instead urge houses of worship and their leaders to voluntarily follow public health guidance to keep their members safe.”7:45 p.m.: ‘Pharma Bro’ denied release from prisonMartin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive imprisoned for fraud and most infamous for hiking the price of a lifesaving drug, was rejected for release due to COVID-19.Shkreli, 37, had argued for release in part because of his work in bio pharmaceuticals, which he said could benefit the public. If allowed to research coronavirus, Shkreli said he could bring a cure to market.The judge flatly rejected the claim.“The court does not find that releasing Mr. Shkreli will protect the public, even though Mr. Shkreli seeks to leverage his experience with pharmaceuticals to help develop a cure for COVID-19 that he would purportedly provide at no cost,” U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York Kiyo A. Matsumoto wrote.ABC News’ Will Steakin, Alexandra Faul and Ahmad Hemingway contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.