Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( 2013 Circular

first_imgReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2013 circular For more information about Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (  2013 circular Company ProfileReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ), listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE), is the leading real estate investment, development and management company in Zambia. Originally the North Western Rhodesia Farmers Co-operative in the 1920’s, secured the current location of Central Park on Cairo Road as a collection centre for farming produce. The Co-op went through various guises until after independence in 1964 when it was renamed the Zambian Farmers Co-operative. The construction of the Farmers House building was completed in the 1970’s, hence the name by which that property became known.last_img read more

Pharma-Deko Plc ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgPharma-Deko Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 steps I’m taking to invest for growth in 2020

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Andy Ross Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 3 steps I’m taking to invest for growth in 2020 Enter Your Email Address Andy Ross has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Andy Ross | Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 Successful investors like Lord Lee, who was the UK’s first known ISA millionaire, focus their investing strategy on growth. Companies with particularly strong growth trajectories are often AIM-listed. AIM is a key growth-focused market and since 2013, its shares have been eligible to be held in ISAs, which opens up many more high-potential companies for an investor to choose from.So how do I start to look for the best such companies on the stock market? I take these three things into account.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…1. Management holdingsThis is an important one because when management holds a significant proportion of shares in the company they run, their interests are aligned with yours. When a company is in huge growth mode, often the founder will still be involved so should have a large holding.On top of that, a fast-growing company should be able to boost its share price, so why wouldn’t management want to have a slice of the pie? It’s a red flag for me and for many renowned investors when management doesn’t want to be in the same boat as the investors they rely on. It’s also good to see big institutional investors among the biggest holders of the shares. 2. Dividend GrowthWhen it comes to growth investing, the rate of dividend growth is more important than the headline dividend yield. This is because companies that are growing fast will often want to redeploy more of the profit they make back into the business to then keep growing. In the long run, this should be a positive for investors, making the current yield less important.That being said, you do want to see some form of dividend being paid to shareholders as its a good indicator of profitability and management’s confidence in the business. But don’t expect the kind of hefty yields that income-focused investors buying FTSE 100 shares are used to. 3. Consistent financial growthAnother financial measure that you as a growth investor want to be looking carefully at is growth in sales and operating profit. Again you want to see year-on-year rises that are consistent or, better still, are expanding faster now than in previous years. Revenue and profits that are up and down are not good news for investors because they could mean the company is struggling to sell its service or product, or to keep control of its costs. The best-growing companies can nearly always show good progress year after year and the annual reports will often present these figures as a bar chart going back several years. In fact, the annual report is a good place to find information about a company’s historic performance in general.Year of growth?Even with Brexit looming, this is expected to be a year of growth (some analysts have tipped the usually-quite-staid FTSE 100 to end the year above the 8,000 mark, which would be a new record). If you as an investor hold fast-growing companies and a wider stock market rise happens, it could be a particularly rewarding year. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Exchange of solidarity messages with Korea

first_imgThe Workers’ Party of Korea is the guiding political body of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. From 1950 to 1953, the DPRK was the target of a horrendous U.S.-led war that cost millions of lives. That war ended in a ceasefire, not a peace treaty. Ever since, the U.S. military has used this as an excuse to occupy the southern half of Korea, constantly threatening the efforts of the DPRK in the north to build a socialist country. The following is a recent exchange of messages between the Workers’ Party of Korea and Workers World Party of the United States regarding the global coronavirus epidemic. President Kim Il Sung of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea greets Workers World Chairperson Sam Marcy, along with Workers World/Mundo Obrero Editor Deirdre Griswold and WWP comrade Sharon Eolis, in Pyongyang, 1990.To: National CommitteeWorkers World Party of the United StatesNew York, N.Y.The Department of International Affairs of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea extends militant greetings to the National Committee of the Workers World Party of the United States.COVID-19 is rapidly spreading over many regions and countries across the world at the moment, turning up as a malicious pandemic which may cause worldwide disaster.We have been watching the situation of the United States where COVID-19 is spreading on a large scale, and the number of the infected persons and the dead is increasing, with deep concern.The current COVID-19 crisis fully exposes the corruptibility and weakness of the capitalism which prioritizes the interests of conglomerates over the health and life of the masses of working people, while further strengthening the conviction of the justice of the cause of our two parties.Reaffirming the invariable and firm solidarity of our party to the Workers World Party, we sincerely wish leaders and all members of your party, as well as their families, good health and happiness without getting hurt from such a fatal pandemic.Department of International AffairsCentral Committee, Workers’ Party of KoreaPyongyang, March 29, Juche 109 (2020)————-To the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of KoreaPyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaApril 1, 2020Dear Comrades,Thank you for your kind and thoughtful message of solidarity as people all over the world confront the dangerous new coronavirus. We are proud of our strong bonds with your revolutionary party, which has for so long successfully resisted the criminal efforts of U.S. imperialism to return all Korea to neocolonial bondage.Yes, we agree. The rapid spread of this disease in the United States has tragically made apparent the inability and unwillingness of the capitalist rulers to organize any effective defense of the people in a crisis. Because the profit motive governs every aspect of life here, there is no overall planning based on people’s needs. The result is already documented: The U.S. now has more cases of people infected with COVID-19 than any other country in the world. And the number of cases is increasing rapidly, as the for-profit health care system here becomes overwhelmed. At the same time, the economy is in a tailspin, even after the government poured hundreds of billions of dollars into the stock market to protect the interests of big corporations and banks.While this epidemic is a great challenge for the leaders of any country, we are confident that your party, based in the working class and dedicated to building socialism, is doing everything it can to safeguard the lives and health of the people of the DPRK.Deirdre Griswold, editor of Workers World newspaperOn behalf of the Interim Central Committee of Workers World PartyNew York, N.Y., U.S.A. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Robber gets 28 years in prison for murdering TV journalist

first_imgNews to go further HondurasAmericas Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Jonathan Cockborn Delgado, a man previously wanted for armed robbery, was sentenced yesterday to 28 years in prison for the murder of Televisión de Honduras producer and presenter Jorge Alberto “Georgino” Orellana, who was gunned down outside the TV station in the northern city of San Pedro Sula on 20 April 2010.Prosecutors said the murder was not related to Orellana’s work as a journalist and that Cockburn shot him in the head at close range in order to take his mobile phone, which he was using at the time. The San Pedro court convicted Cockburn of robbery and using another person’s identity, as well as murder.”The justice system has issued its verdict,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The motive was as derisory as it was cruel, but unfortunately it is a common one in a country with one of the highest annual murder rates in the world – 80 per 100,000. This conviction should not let us forget the many murders of journalists in the past decade, especially since the June 2009 coup that are still unsolved.”We reiterate our firm belief that combating impunity requires a complete overhaul of the police and judicial system, whose members are often accomplices to violations of freedom of information targeting not only journalists but also human rights defenders and civil society representatives who are alternative sources of information.” A total of eight journalists were killed in the first half of 2010, the period during which Orellana was murdered. The latest journalist to be killed was Maya TV producer Julio César Casaleno, who was acting as police spokesman at the time of his death on 28 August 2012. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more Reports September 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Robber gets 28 years in prison for murdering TV journalistcenter_img HondurasAmericas News May 13, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Honduras Newslast_img read more

President calls for national defence law to be changed

first_img El SalvadorAmericas August 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President calls for national defence law to be changed October 7, 2020 Find out more 22.08.2002 – National defence law threatens confidentiality of sourcesReporters without borders expressed concern about the implications forpress freedom of the national defence bill, approved by the Legislative Assemblyon 15 August. According to Article 25 of the text, journalists may be forced toreveal their sources. “All journalists have the right to have the confidentiality of their sources respected,” stated Reporters without borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard in a letter to President Francisco Flores. Ménard added that “any journalist interrogated in connection with information obtained while on duty (has) the right to not reveal the source,” and that “no one can oblige the journalist to do this.” Reporters without borders asked the president to ensure that Article 25 ismodified accordingly.Reporters without borders recalled that according to Principle 8 of the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), “Every social communicator has the right to keep his/her source of information, notes, personal and professional archives confidential”.Article 25 of the national defence law, adopted on 15 August by the LegislativeAssembly, stipulates that “in matters pertaining to national defense, governmentofficials, public or municipal authorities, members of the court and privateindividuals will be required to provide the information required by the governmental department in question”. The El Salvador Journalists’ Association (Asociación de Periodistas de El Salvador, APES) noted the lack of a clear definition of the notion of “national defence” and lamented the fact that the interpretation and application of the law will be left up to the discretion of the executive. RSF_en Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Follow the news on El Salvador June 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Salvadorean authorities must not obstruct coronavirus coverage El SalvadorAmericas News President Francisco Flores said today he had sent the national defence bill back to parliament with a request that its article 25 be changed to conform with international agreements signed by El Salvador. In its present form, the bill obliges journalists to reveal their sources.”We understand that the country needs, in times of crisis, to have as much information as possible,” he said, “but gathering it must never open the door to abuses of power towards the media.”—————————————————————————————————————— Receive email alerts News Salvadorean president’s alarming hostility towards independent media April 11, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation last_img read more

Do You Have Any Scheme To Look After Health Issues Of Transgender Community?: Gauhati High Court Asks Assam Govt

first_imgNews UpdatesDo You Have Any Scheme To Look After Health Issues Of Transgender Community?: Gauhati High Court Asks Assam Govt LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 March 2021 5:51 AMShare This – xThe Gauhati High Court has asked the Assam Government if it has proposed any scheme to look after the health issues of the members of the Transgender community. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak further directed the Central Health Ministry to come up with the list of beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, who…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 Gauhati High Court has asked the Assam Government if it has proposed any scheme to look after the health issues of the members of the Transgender community. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak further directed the Central Health Ministry to come up with the list of beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, who are members of transgender community from Assam. The direction was passed today while hearing a PIL filed by transgender activist Swati Bidhan Baruah, raising several issues faced by members of the said community in accessing health and medical facilities. The PIL was filed in the year 2018, demanding inclusion of the transgender community as beneficiaries under Centre’s Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme, which allows low-income families to subsidized avail health insurance. She had pointed out that despite Supreme Court’s clear directions in the case of National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India for providing the community with benefits of socially and economically backward class, the Government has failed to take appropriate steps. After hearing the Petitioner in person today, the Bench directed the ASGI to furnish the list of beneficiaries within two weeks. Meanwhile, the Standing counsel for the state, D. Borah has been asked to apprise the Court if the State Government has proposed any scheme which looks after the health issues of members of the transgender community. The Bench further directed the State counsel to apprise the Court as to how soon a separate wing for the treatment of transgender community can be opened in Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. The matter is fixed for hearing on April 7. Case Title: Swati Bidhan Baruah v. State & Ors. Case No.: PIL 74/2018Subscribe 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

HSE collects almost €15,000 from LUH car park last year

first_img Facebook The HSE received almost €15,000 in income from Letterkenny University Hospital car park last year. According to freedom of information figures, over 5.2 million euro was collected nationally with nearly 1.3 million received from Cork University Hospital.University College Hospital Galway was the next highest, at 630,000 euro.Sinn Féin’s health spokesman, David Cullinane, says these charges should be abolished:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ HSE collects almost €15,000 from LUH car park last year Twitter Google+ Previous articleVaccines destroyed due to technical issue at local HSE unitNext articleSignificant oil spill on Letterkenny – Churchill road News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – April 8, 2021 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday June 23rd

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday June 23rd Google+ WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleDespite heavy rain water supply schemes in Donegal face demand issuesNext articleFurther 3 people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland News Highland center_img AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday June 23rd:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – June 23, 2020 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

After a weekend locked up, R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges and is hoping to bail out of jail

first_imgChicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — After a weekend in jail, R&B singer R. Kelly is hoping to get his freedom back on Monday following a hearing in Chicago in his attorney entered on his behalf not guilty pleas to multiple sexual assault charges.Kelly appeared in court on Monday morning wearing an orange jail jumpsuit with bold black letters on it reading “DOC” apparently for Department of Corrections. He held his hands behind his back during a hearing in which his case was assigned to Judge Lawrence Flood of the Circuit Court of Cook County.The Grammy-winning singer later appeared before Flood. As two sheriff’s deputies stood on each side of the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer, his attorney, Steve Greenberg, entered the not guilty pleas for him.During the brief hearing Judge Flood asked the defendant his name, and the singer replied, “Robert Kelly.”Kelly nodded as Flood read the charges against him. Asked if he understood the special conditions imposed on him include refraining from contacting the victims or witnesses in the case and staying away from anyone under the age of 18 Kelly responded, “Yes sir.”Flood ordered Kelly to return to court on March 22 and warned him that he must appear for each court date assigned to him.Greenberg informed the judge that Kelly turned over his passport to the court clerk on Saturday.Meanwhile, seemingly frustrated that the legendary R&B singer remained behind bars, some of his more proactive female fans have been calling Chicago’s Cook County courthouse clerk to inquire about helping to pony up the $100,000 cash Kelly would need to meet his $1 million bond and be released, according to Chicago Tribune reporter Will Lee.Michael Avenatti, who said he is representing six people related to the case, posted a message on Twitter Monday morning that a second video has surfaced that shows R. Kelly engaged in the sexual assault of a minor.“I can confirm that we will be providing a second video showing R. Kelly engaged in sexual assault of a minor to prosecutors this morning,” Avanatti tweeted. “This tape was recently uncovered in connection with our ongoing nationwide investigation on behalf of victims. Justice must be done.”Kelly’s attorney told reporters on Sunday night that he hoped his client could collect the required $100,000 on Monday and pay his way to his release from jail.“Banks are closed early on Saturday,” Greenberg explained on Sunday night. “You need to wait until the banks open up, you can’t just walk in and write a personal check, no matter who you are.”Greenberg said that no matter how things unfold, Kelly will not be immediately released following Monday’s hearing.“The hearing … he will still be in custody [and] he’s going to have to go back to the jail, regardless of what time the bail is posted,” Greenberg said.The timing of his release remains tenuous. At Saturday’s bond hearing, Greenberg told the judge that his client’s finances are “a mess.”Even if Kelly wrote a $100,000 check, it could take considerable time before his bank can satisfy court officials that he has those funds available, Chicago-area defense attorney Joseph Lopez told the Associated Press.On Saturday, a Chicago judge ordered $1 million bond for Kelly after the singer surrendered on Friday night and was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse.Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. also ordered Kelly to turn in his passport and forbade contact with the singer’s alleged victims. Kelly was indicted on Friday for a decade of sexual assault and abuse against four victims, three of whom were under the age of 17. Bail was set for $250,000 for each case.Kelly did not react during the hearing on Saturday. He sat with a straight look on his face, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with his hands crossed behind his back throughout the hearing. Kelly only spoke with his lawyer while Lyke reviewed the charges, calling the prosecutors’ claims “disturbing.”Greenberg, Kelly’s criminal lawyer, told the judge his client wasn’t a flight risk because “contrary to the song [‘I Believe I Can Fly’], he doesn’t like to fly.”Greenberg added: “He can’t go anywhere anyways. He’s a recognizable person.”Kelly’s “finances are a mess,” citing a child support judgement and no ability to generate residuals, said Greenberg. He’s expected back in court on Feb. 25.The 52-year-old embattled star, whose given name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, had turned himself into Chicago police late Friday. A booking photo showed Kelly in a black hooded sweatshirt sporting a salt-and-pepper beard.The allegationsProsecutors on Saturday released documents outlining the allegations against Kelly.The singer met a girl at her 16th birthday party in 1998, according to prosecutors. His manager gave the teen Kelly’s business card and suggested she contact him. The girl’s mother overheard the conversation and took the card, but her daughter later retrieved it from her mother’s purse. The teen contacted Kelly, and the two allegedly got together periodically and had sex for a year, according to the documents.Another accuser was 16 when she met Kelly during his 2008 child pornography trial and he gave her an autograph, according to the documents. The pair later met at the artist’s Chicago apartment where they allegedly had sex and Kelly allegedly choking her and spitting on her.In 2003, a 24-year-old hairdresser intended to braid the singer’s hair, but instead the R & B star allegedly tried to force her to perform oral sex on him and allegedly spit in her face, according to prosecutors.Prosecutors also said in court documents that they reviewed videotapes depicting Kelly having sex with a 14-year old girl, who states her age on the videos multiple times.‘Surviving R. Kelly’Kelly’s supporters Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, who are living with the singer, attended the hearing. Parents of both women claimed in the Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly, that Kelly is holding their daughters against the women’s wills. The three-part documentary chronicled decades of troubling allegations and brought renewed media attention and scrutiny on the singer.The women initially sat one row in front of Azriel’s father, Angelo Clary, who tried to speak with them. They both ignored him, never acknowledging him or even turning around. Then they changed seats, moving one row ahead to avoid him. Avenatti, who said he has six clients related to Kelly, comforted Azriel’s mother after they were rejected by their daughter.Several other people — men and women — stood in the last two rows in support of Kelly.Jerhonda Pace — one of Kelly’s accusers — was also in attendance.Sentencing range of 3 to 7 yearsThe alleged criminal behavior dates back to May 1998 and continued until January 2010, said Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx announced at a press conference on Friday. The indictment details accounts of vaginal and oral penetration of and ejaculation onto the victims by the singer.“Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony with a sentencing range of 3-7 years and is probationable,” Foxx’s office wrote in a statement.Avenatti left the courthouse on Saturday in a black SUV seeming optimistic that Kelly will “spend the rest of his life” in prison.“With a conviction in this case, he is never going to walk free another day of his life especially with a mandatory minimum sentence,” said Avenatti.‘I think all the women are liars’Late Friday, Kelly’s lawyer called the accusers liars.“I think all the women are lying,” Greenberg told reporters at a press conference. “This has become, ‘Hey, R. Kelly — I can say R. Kelly did something’ — boom.”‘Public pressure’Greenberg also said that in indicting Kelly, Foxx caved into public pressure.“I had a discussion with the state’s attorney’s office earlier this week [and] we were supposed to meet next week and have a discussion about what they had,” he said. “I was gonna be allowed to address what they had, then they just decided to indict him today for whatever reason. I suspect this is succumbing to public pressure.”Greenberg also claimed one of the victims is the same person in a 2003 child pornography case in which Kelly was acquitted in 2008.“One of the cases seems to be a rehash he was acquitted for. Double jeopardy should apply to everyone,” Greenberg said.During the hearing prosecutors told the judge there is no case of double jeopardy involving the victim from Kelly’s previous acquittal because “it is not the same video.”Kelly is also facing at least three different federal investigations including at least one focusing on his alleged relationships with underage girls, who may have been trafficked, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News.The FBI, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the IRS have opened investigations after Surviving R. Kelly, which aired on Lifetime starting Jan. 3. All three agencies declined to comment. HSI is looking at potential crimes involving sex trafficking and child exploitation. The investigations were first reported by The New Yorker, by Jim DeRogatis, who has been reporting on R. Kelly for almost 20 years.On Thursday, two more women, Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington, said they were victims of R. Kelly. Their attorney, Gloria Allred, said the women spoke with federal prosecutors.“Yesterday, I indicated that my two clients who held a press conference here in New York would be speaking to law enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, and they did in fact have that interview,” Allred told WABC.‘No question’In addition, Michael Avenatti, who is representing two alleged victims of Kelly, said he gave Cook County prosecutors a video depicting the singer allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old.“Earlier this month we uncovered and recovered a video tape of over 40 minutes in length,” Avenatti said at a press conference Friday. “We promptly brought it to the attention of Ms. Foxx and others in her office. This tape leaves no question as to whether R. Kelly is guilty of multiple sexual illegal acts against a 14-year-old girl. The tape was shot in the late ’90s, approximately 1999, [and] it depicts two separate scenes shot on two separate days within Mr. Kelly’s residence at the time.”“Repeatedly on the video both the victim and Mr. Kelly refer to the victim’s age as being 14,” Avenatti said. “That occurs in excess of 10 separate times on the video, both the victim and Mr. Kelly can be heard referencing her age.”Greenberg said he hadn’t seen the video, but denied the allegation.“Unfortunately, the state’s attorney now succumbed to public pressure, to pressure from grandstanders like Michael Avenatti,” Greenberg said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more