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first_img SABMiller Monday 18 October 2010 7:51 pm whatsapp SABMILLER yesterday painted a mixed picture with Europe lagging behind emerging economies – particularly in Africa – with lager sales.The company has even resumed reporting results in Zimbabwe after the stabilisation of the currency.On an organic basis volumes were up 14 per cent in Africa while dropping five per cent in Europe. It is a trend which has been showing up on the data for some time now. The company has been busy buying up local brands and planning for the future as the UK market, and others, go flatter. As the world economy picks up the drinks giant should be well placed to jump on the opportunities being planned for in Asia and Africa. According to Sam Hart at Charles Stanley “the current valuation suggests that good future prospects are fully discounted in the share price”.That synopsis seems to ring true, with the shares a hold for now. The breadth of the company’s assets make it vulnerable to political upheaval across the globe but it has strong localised management. whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndolast_img read more

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American Gaming Association praises industry CSR efforts

first_img The American Gaming Association (AGA) has praised the US casino gaming industry’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, after new research from the organisation found that the sector was responsible for $367m (£275.8m/€322.1m) in charitable donations in 2017. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Regions: US The American Gaming Association (AGA) has praised the US casino gaming industry’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, after new research from the organisation found that the sector was responsible for $367m (£275.8m/€322.1m) in charitable donations in 2017. Working with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Centre, the AGA has produced what it says is a first-of-its-kind research report into the industry’s community impact and commitment to communities, employees and customers. In the report, the AGA states that while industry CSR programming aligns with much of the private sector, it takes the lead in certain areas such as monitoring its overall impact on the communities in which it operates, evaluating the effectiveness of its strategies and communicating these strategies to internal and external stakeholders. The AGA surveyed and interviewed 15 of its members as part of the research. These companies represent 168 casino properties, 235,000 US employees and some $33bn in total revenue. In the report, the AGA found that they are around 10 times more likely to map their CSR efforts to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals than Fortune 1000 companies. AGA members are also more likely than other companies in the private sector to leverage a broad range of tactics to communicate their CSR efforts. Meanwhile, in addition to charitable donations that exceeded $360m in 2017, the AGA said 93% of its members that took part in the research operate energy efficiency practices in their business. Furthermore, 93% of members also have some form of recycling program in place, while members collectively diverted 100,000 tons of waste away from landfill, representing 38% of total waste. In addition, the AGA said that all of its members that participated in the research have a responsible gaming policy in place to help protect their own customers. “Above all else, the industry’s highest priority is to promote responsibility in all that we do, from being constructive partners in the communities where we operate, providing exceptional career opportunities to industry employees and ensuring all patrons have the tools they need to engage in our offerings in a responsible manner,” AGA president and CEO Bill Miller said. “The report shows that the gaming industry is making good on our promise to be responsible community partners, contributing economically and socially to communities across the country.” Carolyn Cawley, president of the US Chamber Foundation, also commended the efforts of the gaming sector, saying: “While CSR reports continue to become standard practice among American businesses, it is rare to see the collective impact of an entire sector.” 28th February 2019 | By contenteditor American Gaming Association praises industry CSR efforts Tags: Online Gambling Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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This tiny error could wreck your bid to make a million from UK shares

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. This tiny error could wreck your bid to make a million from UK shares If you want to make a million to fund your retirement, investing in UK shares is a great way to do it. By pumping regular sums into the stock market throughout your working life, you can amass a sizeable pot of money.The trick is to leave it untouched to grow in value, year after year. So resist the temptation to raid your funds to cover spending, or panic and sell up in a stock market crash. Another thing you should do is invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA, because that way all your capital growth and dividend income is free of tax for life. It’s a huge perk for shareholders. 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…There’s one more thing you must do. This one is vital, and I’ve just discovered I’m not always doing it. Please take a moment to check you aren’t making the same mistake too. Otherwise it could wreck your plans to make a million, or any other sum, from shares.Make a million without slipping upThe key to building long-term wealth from UK shares is to reinvest all your dividends for growth. You should not take the money as income until you retire and really need it. Here’s why. Over the 20 years to 31 December 2019, the FTSE 100 index rose just 600 points to 7,542, a rise of just 8.8%.If you’d reinvested all your dividends, your total return would have been 122%, figures from Schroders show. That’s an astonishing difference. Dividends were particularly important in this period, because the FTSE 100 delivered such little growth, but it shows their long-term value. By reinvesting every penny, you’re often picking up shares when they’re cheap, after stock markets have fallen.This means that to make a million you should reinvest every penny you get, but as I’ve just discovered, I haven’t been doing that.Click to reinvest your dividendsI have money in a low-cost exchange traded fund, iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF. I thought all my dividends were being reinvested, but then I noticed I had built up a cash balance of £449.34. The dividends were sitting idle in my cash account earning zero interest, rather than being pumped back into FTSE 100 stocks.This means that instead of buying the index during the crash in March, when it traded 20% lower than today, I bought nothing. That’s no way to make a million.I’d forgotten to click the button on my trading platform that ensures all my dividends are automatically reinvested back into the stock or fund that paid them.It took seconds to sort out. I went into the Dividend Reinvestment section, and amended my settings. Now all the money in my portfolio is going to work, rather than sitting idle.I’m not great with technology, so you probably won’t make the same mistake. It’s worth checking though. It could be the difference between making a million and falling short. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. See all posts by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones owns shares of iShares FTSE 100. 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. 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Why has the Facebook share price dipped recently?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. The Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) share price tumbled by almost 10% recently following the announcement of changes to WhatsApp’s privacy policy.The controversial changes have sparked a mass exodus of users to rival platforms. Let’s take a closer look.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…What’s up with WhatsApp?The messaging app is renowned for providing a secure and private service through end-to-end encryption. However, this security is now coming into question. A recent update for WhatsApp announced that users outside the EU will share their data with the Facebook platform.User response was pretty clear. Almost 25m new users joined a rival messing app — Telegram — within 24 hours of the announcement. It’s unclear how many of these new users came from WhatsApp. But, it has subsequently seen a 17% decline in user downloads during the same week.Should investors be worried about the Facebook share price?Facebook originally acquired WhatsApp for $19bn in 2014. To this day, it has struggled to justify the high price paid. Despite efforts, monetising WhatsApp through advertisements has proven difficult. Instead, the company has introduced a business variant of the application that provides unique features that companies pay for.The stock doesn’t report how much revenue it makes by its separate platforms (Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram). As a result it’s difficult to judge just how successful this approach has been.Analysts at Forbes have estimated that WhatsApp is generating approximately $4 of annual revenue per user. Assuming that all 25m new Telegram users came from WhatsApp, this would indicate a revenue loss of around $100m.Sounds like a lot until it’s compared against Facebook’s forecasted total revenue of $84bn for 2020. In other words, a potential revenue decline of -0.11%.Therefore, if I were a shareholder, I wouldn’t be concerned with the latest Facebook share price movements.What is the real threat to Facebook’s business?The decline in WhatsApp users doesn’t pose a severe financial threat in my eyes. However, there is no denying that Facebook’s reputation for handling user data is hardly pristine. And in my opinion, reputational damage is the real danger.In 2018, CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress after discovering that the research firm, Cambridge Analytica, gained access to millions of Facebook users’ personal data through shady applications.Since then, talks of regulation have continued to rise in popularity as trust between the general public and Facebook has begun to wither. And as recent events have shown, when users lose trust, they switch to a competitor’s platforms. If this user loss spreads to Facebook’s other platforms, then there could be serious trouble ahead.Nearly 99% of Facebook’s revenue comes from selling advertisements. And as an advertising platform, Facebook’s value is diminished with each lost user. In the end, if Facebook can’t provide advertisers with a wide audience, they will simply spend their budgets elsewhere. I think this could have serious long-term consequences for the Facebook share price. 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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 | More on: FB Image source: Getty Images. While Facebook’s future is getting questioned, there are other opportunities out there that are far more interesting to me. 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Pickets demand — ‘Free Petrenko and Moldovan protesters!’

first_imgProtesters demanding freedom for Grigory Petrenko and imprisoned Red Bloc activists picketed outside the Republic of Moldova’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York on Sept. 21. The protest had two aims: to show solidarity with the seven anti-oligarchy activists who were jailed for 30 days following a peaceful protest in Chisinau on Sept. 6, and to begin informing working-class people in the United States about the situation in Moldova.As activists chanted, held signs and handed out informational leaflets to passersby, they saw staff members of the Moldovan Mission peering nervously through drawn curtains. Chants included “Stop repression in Moldova! Free Petrenko now!” “U.S. and EU out of Moldova!” and “[Prime Minister] Strelet — free Petrenko! Obama — free Mumia!” connecting the case of the Moldovan anti-fascists with the internationally known journalist and U.S. political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal.As the picket ended, a protester hung a copy of the petition to free the Petrenko Group on the door of the mission. So far, the online petition has been signed by hundreds of people from the U.S., Moldova and other countries. (https://goo.gl/tNrBg1)Protesters said they would continue to raise the issue of the Moldovan political prisoners at other protests during the United Nations General Assembly from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3.The action was called by the Solidarity with Ukraine Anti-fascists Committee of the International Action Center.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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In cases recalling military dictatorship, one journalist beaten by police, another threatened by priest

first_img News August 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In cases recalling military dictatorship, one journalist beaten by police, another threatened by priest Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia July 6, 2020 Find out more ArgentinaAmericas ArgentinaAmericas Follow the news on Argentina RSF_en December 4, 2019 Find out more Newscenter_img to go further News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites November 19, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the arbitrary arrest and beating of Darío Illanes of the El Tribuno regional daily by plain-clothes police using a car with no licence plates on 1 August in the northwestern city of Salta. The assault occurred while Illanes and other journalists were visiting a detention centre for minors.“This violent police unit using a car with no plates recalls the worst hours of military rule when police and soldiers kidnapped government opponents,” the organisation said. “Illanes was the victim of an unacceptable attack on his journalistic freedom and dignity as a human being for daring to investigate the highly sensitive topic of detained minors. Administrative sanctions against the policemen involved will not suffice. The federal authorities must intervene.”Illanes said he and several other journalists had gone to a detention centre holding about 100 minors with the aim of asking about a protest the previous day. From their cells, children and adolescents were telling them about cases of alleged mistreatment when three plain-clothes policemen arrived in a car with no plates, grabbed Illanes and hit him.They then took him to a cell out of view of the other journalist and continued to beat him. His colleagues could hear his cries for help and finally managed to obtain his release after an hour and a half. With injuries on various parts of his body, Illanes filed a complaint against the police for assault. Salta police chief Gilberto Pereyra later said the incident would be investigated and that the three policemen had been suspended. But he also accused Illanes of being in an “unauthorised sector.”The worst years of the military dictatorship were evoked by another incident this week. Freelance investigative journalist Alfredo Silletta and his family were threatened on 31 July by Father Carlos Miguel Buela, the founder of an extreme right-wing Catholic group called the Institute of the Incarnate Word. The threat was made after Silletta had an interview with Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires and head of Argentina’s bishops, about the negative influence of such groups within the Catholic church, which was the subject of a book he wrote.Buela sent Silletta a letter with a highly-charged verse from the bible: “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck and he were cast into the sea (Luke 17, 2). May He have mercy on your soul.” It is being seen as an allusion to the way the military disposed of its opponents during the dictatorship by drugging them and tossing them into the River Plate from helicopters.“The Catholic church’s involvement with the military regime make this kind of comment all the more unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The episcopal conference must sanction this priest and the judicial system should also deal with him.”last_img read more

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Man dies in motorcycle crash

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter NewsLocal NewsMan dies in motorcycle crashBy admin – March 22, 2009 685 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedincenter_img Print Email A MOTORCYCLIST died when his bike collided with a curb in Co Limerick.The accident happened at Garraun, Lisnagry at 1.15am this morning.The 37-year-old was taken to Limerick Regional Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.The road was closed for a time while Gardai conducted a technical examination of the scene, but it has since been re-opened.Gardai are looking for witnesses to the crash to contact them on 061-377105. Previous articleMan seriously injured in shootingNext articleGoogle to put Limerick on map adminlast_img

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Update – Council says start date for Dungloe and Glenties Sewage Schemes is “imminent”

first_img Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher Update – Council says start date for Dungloe and Glenties Sewage Schemes is “imminent” By News Highland – October 10, 2013 WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Twitter Previous articleDeputy McHugh says number of capital projects ready to go in DonegalNext articleUpdate – PSNI appeal for information following killing of Barry Mc Crory in Derry News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There’s been further contact between Donegal County Council and the selected contractor to finalise arrangements to bring the Dungloe and Glenties sewage scheme to construction.After a meeting with Donegal County Council officials today, Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher says when this detail between DCC and the contractor is finalised, contact documents will then be signed, and construction will start.She says it’s disappointing that there is still no starting date for these schemes but they have been assured that the signing if contract documents is imminent…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/mtgal530.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Conviction overturned for undocumented immigrant charged in death of Kate Steinle

first_imgRidiculous. Where’s the accountability? When will our criminal justice system start considering the interests of crime victims and public safety?https://t.co/I8Fhm5GDlx pic.twitter.com/unfjdHto0L— San Francisco POA (@SanFranciscoPOA) August 31, 2019“This is yet another disgusting injustice perpetrated by a broken criminal justice system that is more intent on re-harming the victims of crime and their families than holding violent offenders accountable,” a statement from the police association read. The Steinle family did not immediately respond when asked for comment by ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The lone conviction for an undocumented immigrant whose actions resulted in the shooting death of a 32-year-old woman in 2015 has been overturned by an appellate court in California.A jury acquitted Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, 46, in 2017 of first degree murder, second degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and assault with a semiautomatic firearm for his role in the death of Kate Steinle.Garcia-Zarate was convicted, however, on the charge of felon in possession of a firearm.During jury deliberations, jury members asked the court for the definition of possession and if there was a time requirement for possession. The defense argued during the appeal that the trial court failed to instruct the jury that it could acquit Garcia-Zarate because he only possessed the gun for a moment.On Friday, the First Appellate Court of Appeals in California, in a 3-0 decision, agreed with that defense.“Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the defense, as we must, we conclude the trial court erred in failing to give the momentary possession instruction. Because the error was prejudicial, we are compelled as a matter of law to reverse,” the court’s opinion says.“These questions go to the heart of the momentary possession defense,” Justice Sandra Margulies wrote. “The fact the jury asked whether there was a time requirement for possession suggests jurors were wrestling with how long defendant had the gun.”Steinle was walking with her family on Pier 14 on July 1, 2015, when she was hit by a bullet that had ricocheted off a concrete wall, hitting her in the back. Police said Garcia-Zarate knowingly fired the gun, then threw it in the water.The defense successfully argued during his trail that the gun was wrapped in rags, which he picked up when it fired accidentally. He then, the defense said, threw it in the water so it would stop firing, according to court documents.The gun Garcia-Zarate shot belonged to a U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger who reported that the gun was stolen from his car in San Francisco.Despite the overturned conviction, Garcia-Zarate will remain in jail on related federal charges.“We pray that the U.S. Attorney’s Office is successful in prosecuting Garcia-Zarate and that this menace will no longer be able to terrorize our streets,” the police association said.The San Francisco Police Officers Association blasted the court’s decision, saying this is “another episode” of San Francisco judges caring more about criminals than victims.last_img read more