Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited ( 2009 Annual Report

first_imgMechanical Lloyd Company Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileMechanical Lloyd Company Limited markets and distributes motor vehicles and farm machinery in Ghana. The company has the exclusive agency for BMW (cars and motorbikes), Ford and Land Rover as well as Massey Ferguson agricultural machinery and Lucas products. Mechanical Lloyd company also sells motor spares and parts and has a services department for repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and farm machinery. The company was formerly known as Technical Lloyd and changed its name to Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited in 1970. The company’s head office is in Accra, Ghana. Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lloyds Bank and Cineworld shares: Here’s what I’m doing about them now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Far apart as they may seem, there’s a big similarity between FTSE 100 British bank Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) and FTSE 250 multi-national cinema chain Cineworld (LSE: CINE). Both have been badly affected by the corona-crisis since last year. But both of them have also seen a bounce since the stock market rally that started in November. It would appear to then be good news that the FTSE 100 index continues to make gains. It’s now back to the pre-stock market crash levels of early March. 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…But will it continue to be good for both LLOY and CINE? I think this question is important because there are big macro drivers at work. These can affect the shares, even if the stock market rally continues. #1. UK national lockdownThe UK’s currently in lockdown because of a surge in coroanvirus cases. The threat of the new strain of coronavirus is an added issue. The mutated virus is restricted largely to this geography, which disproportionately impacts companies with the UK as its main market. One of them is LLOY.The longer the UK stays in lockdown, the more the economy suffers. This increases the chances of LLOY acquiring more bad debts as an increased number of establishments turn bankrupt. In contrast, CINE’s revenues depend in big part on the US market. While it’s entirely possible that the mutated virus will grow fast in other geographies too, so far that has been limited. This, I reckon, is a relief for investors in the FTSE 250 stock, which continues to rally despite a national lockdown in the UK. This isn’t something we can say for LLOY. #2. Brexit deal’s impact on LLOY and CINEThe LLOY share price is also impacted by the Brexit deal’s little headway on the financial services sector. This explains investor nervousness about the stock, which has fallen since the deal was announced. Here too, the impact on CINE is relatively limited, because its big revenue sources are outside of the EU countries. #3. Coronavirus vaccineHowever, there’s still a lot of hope across stocks, as vaccinations start. If the virus is indeed under control in the next few months, both the Lloyds share price and the Cineworld share price should continue to benefit. Neither of the two will be out of the woods by then, though. Both were facing issues of their own even earlier, and the corona-crisis has only exacerbated them. However, I think the important thing to remember is that investors put their money on these stocks hoping for better returns in the future, even if the present is shaky. With the overall situation still up in the air, I think the best shot is to buy those FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 shares whose prospects look brightest based on what we know right now. I’m looking closely at the Cineworld story for now, while letting the Lloyds Bank one play out for a little longer.  Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 | More on: CINE LLOY Image source: Getty Images center_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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Manika Premsingh Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Lloyds Bank and Cineworld shares: Here’s what I’m doing about them nowlast_img read more

Hooker Rory Best bows out in style with surprisingly good conversion for the Barbarians

first_imgThursday Nov 21, 2019 Hooker Rory Best bows out in style with surprisingly good conversion for the Barbarians Following a narrow loss to Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday, the Barbarians headed to Brazil for a once-off match, and came out trumps with a 47-22 win last night. The Barbarians scored seven tries in a match played in good spirits in Sao Paulo.ADVERTISEMENTThe invitational side led just 19-15 at halftime, but kicked into gear in the second half to run away with the contest.Tries were scored on the night by Campese Ma’afu, Bautista Ezcurra, David Havili, and a brace each for Angus Cottrell and Jano Vermaak.We love ruggers 💕💕What other sport does this happen in? 🤝#Baabaas #rugby #rugbyunited 🏉— Barbarian FC (@Barbarian_FC) November 21, 2019As the game came to a close, retired Ireland legend Rory Best had the final say after Havilli’s try, and did so in style.Barbarians team:ADVERTISEMENT15 David Havili, 14 Bautista Ezcurra, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Santiago Iglesias, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Peter Samu, 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Luke Jones, 4 Tyler Ardron (c), 3 Hencus van Wyk, 2 Andrew Makalio, 1 Campese Maafu.Substitutes: 16 Tendai Mtawarira, 17 Rory Best, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Ben Landry, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Mathieu Bastareaud, 23 Dillyn Leyds. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Alternative copyright movement launches first annual appeal

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Creative Commons, the nonprofit that has established a “some rights reserved” alternative to the “all rights reserved” of traditional copyright, has launched its first annual Autumn fundraising campaign to build a supporter base.Creative Commons offers a “flexible copyright for creative work” by artists and artists. It has grown in the wake of the growth of the Internet and the desire by many creative people to publish and share their information in a less restricted manner than traditional copyright law allows.To date it has raised funds from foundations, but now it realises that it needs a wider base of individuals and corporates which are willing to fund it. Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 October 2005 | News  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Alternative copyright movement launches first annual appealcenter_img The nonprofit is therefore encouraging supporters to become a Commoner by joining or donating online, or to provide support by buying a branded t-shirt.The appeal aims to raise $225,000 by 31 December 2005, and has today raised $30,422.13. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Dead or In Prison

first_imgBy Nanon WilliamsWorkers World received this letter from Williams, a Texas prisoner.In the first week of June 2020, all the inmates at the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, Texas, were tested for COVID-19. On the 6th and 7th of June, medical personnel and guards came to our cellblock 7 East and gave results. As far as the results for other cellblocks, much is unknown to me as of this time. My cellmate’s result came back positive for COVID-19, and my own negative. At least 30 inmates on the cellblock also tested positive, and that is almost half of this cellblock alone. Nanon Williams with grandsons Liam and JasonThe infected prisoners were moved to cellblock 5 West, and those negative inmates were moved to the gym on that cellblock. On the 15th of June, those infected inmates were returned to cellblock 7 East. Some are still sick, have symptoms and even hide those symptoms, so they will not be moved to an unknown destination. The question here is a simple one: Why would Ramsey Unit administration return inmates to the same cellblock after only nine days, instead of moving other inmates who were negative that they [had] moved to the gym? While paperwork is being played with to look good, it shows a deliberate indifference toward our health concerns or an intentional act to get everyone sick. During this time, four prisoners have been taken by ambulance because they have trouble breathing, and many others are now sick in the cell as I write this. If being dead or in prison is all the same to them, many will die here and those facts will be hid.Even more so, protocols are in place to limit the virus — meaning for the last three months, we have been confined to a cell practically 24 hours a day, with the exception of protocols not being enforced for the convenience of guards. Cameras will show hundreds and hundreds of inmates being herded to the shower as quickly as possible for convenience, but this laziness spreads the virus. Cameras will also show that sack lunches are made, and we go to the dining hall to grab them by the hundreds. While rules and protocols are often in place to benefit guards and prisoners, the only rules or protocols enforced are the ones that punish prisoners. During this pandemic, dayrooms, recreations, yards, gyms and all the space in prison can be used to help with the stress and create humane treatment for prisoners. However, we are thrown in a cell that is much like a death trap: Cell mates are fighting; thoughts of suicide are rapidly rising; and we are forgotten. Dead or in prison. That is the fate of the poor and minorities in prison.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Permian class of 2018 cherishes moment at ‘finish line’ during graduation

first_imgHome Local News Education Permian class of 2018 cherishes moment at ‘finish line’ during graduation Facebook Permian graduates prepare to take the field for the 2018 Permian High School Commencement ceremony Friday night at Ratliff Stadium. Registration set for engineering camp Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleTeen going to trial on robbery chargesNext articleExhibit and program honoring fallen heroes admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OCA top 2 were ESL students Permian graduate prepares to take the field for the 2018 Permian High School Commencement ceremony Friday night at Ratliff Stadium. Noel earns award “I think everybody else is excited, because this is something that we worked so hard for,” Katelynn Winchell said, a row behind him.“It’s kind of an elation.”A total of 719 students celebrated graduating from Permian on Friday night, marking an exciting time for some, a motivating moment for plenty others, and, for several still, a bit of a rush of that surreal feeling.“It’s been pretty weird,” said Ben Vore nearby. The former Panthers football standout plans to attend BYU and major in biology. “I feel like everything’s just been leading up to this. I’m sure I’m going to have a lot of great memories being at Permian.“It just kind of hasn’t hit yet, you know?”Winchell, who plans to go Angelo State and study marketing, said she thought everyone around her was excited for the night to finally be upon them, and to be finished with a roller coaster last week that marked an end to the class’s time at a school the students have spent so much time with.“It’s been stressful,” Winchell said, of that last week leading up to graduation. “But it’s been alright.“We got through it.”That alone means so much, especially in a city like Odessa, said Vardeman, where he said the schools are so central to the community. Vardeman went through ECISD all the way, and plans to stick around a while longer to go to UTPB and study music.“I’ve always looked forward — like my whole life — looked forward to going to Permian,” Vardeman said.“Now it’s done. And it’s just crazy.”Yes, for those seniors, it’s complete.There’s no time left to cherish being a Permian student.Instead, now, they can finally cherish being a Permian graduate.“I think everybody’s kind of ready for the next step, and just excited to see it,” Vardeman said.center_img Local NewsEducation Permian class of 2018 cherishes moment at ‘finish line’ during graduation Permian graduate and valedictorian Kristin Morton gives her class address at the 2018 Permian High School Commencement ceremony Friday night at Ratliff Stadium. Pinterest Twitter Permian graduate Ben Vore prepares to take the field forthe 2018 Permian High School Commencement ceremony Friday night at Ratliff Stadium. WhatsApp Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Permian students started to rise from their rehearsal chairs, clinging to caps and lifting gowns, and filing through rows out of the roped staging area, around toward Ratliff Stadium.The finish line was just there.For Kennison Vardeman, and the others around him with last names designating them to the back rows in alphabetical order, there passed a moment where they could just watch their classmates ahead of them get up, snake around into the stadium and start walking down the ramps toward the field — and see that the commencement ceremony for Permian High’s class of 2018 had arrived.“I think ‘surreal’ is definitely a good word,” Vardeman agreed, the sun setting on him and more than 700 of his classmates Friday night, just before they stepped down onto the field, walked the stage, and celebrated their graduation under the lights in Ratliff. 1 of 4 Permian graduate Ben Vore prepares to take the field forthe 2018 Permian High School Commencement ceremony Friday night at Ratliff Stadium. By admin – May 25, 2018 last_img read more

Five Donegal projects set to benefit from Leader funding

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleAlternative A5 Alliance should hang heads in shame – KellyNext articleFunding application made to restore Swan Park News Highland Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – September 11, 2018 Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Five Donegal projects set to benefit from Leader funding Pinterest Five projects across Donegal are set to benefit from over €130,000 in Leader funding.In welcoming the funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development, Government Chief Whip, Minister Joe McHugh says; ‘Great credit goes to Minister Ring for his focus on community development, not least in Donegal, and his initiatives that have helped the programme expand so rapidly and extensively.’Among those benefiting from the latest round of Leader funding is,Falcarragh Development Association/Coiste Forbartha Naomh Fhionáin receiving a grant of over €68,000 to support services for hard to reach communities.Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha Teoranta in Falcarragh is to receive a grant of €4,400 for health and safety training while Malin Head Community Association has been allocated €9,700 for the upgrade of a kitchen.€32,800 was also sanctioned for the Inishowen River Guardians in Moville, to develop plans for natural water retention measures in selected catchments in Inishowen and to train volunteers in river management techniques.And €15,120 has been allocared for a study into the potential for the development of goat milk in Donegal by Inishowen Coop Society in Carndonagh. Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Superintendent stocks classrooms with mini-baseball bats to fight off school shooters as ‘last resort’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ERIE, Pa.) — President Donald Trump has suggested arming teachers with guns to protect schools in the wake of a spate of deadly shootings.Others have suggested hardening campuses with bulletproof glass, metal detectors and extra security.But one Pennsylvania superintendent is taking a slightly different tack — putting a mini-baseball bat in each classroom to give students and teachers a “last resort” way to fight in the event that they were confronted with danger.Superintendent William Hall, of the Millcreek School District, in Erie, admits some parents have had negative reactions to the idea — it struck at least one as a “joke” — but to him, “it’s more about the educational piece and that awareness — teaching our kids to be better prepared for these situations.”The district recently revised its policies for what to do during a “hard lockdown,” Hall told ABC News today, surveyed the community about suggestions to make schools safer.One survey response mentioned bats in case teachers or students need to fight back, Hall said.The 18-inch wooden bats — a tool to be used as a “last resort” — were distributed on April 2 to classrooms and school offices where they are expected to be locked up during the day, Hall said.Students armed with stones in ‘last-ditch’ plan to ward off school shooters, superintendent says“Our previous lockdown procedure was that we would lock doors, turn the lights out and hide,” Hall said. “We didn’t talk about the other options of running or barricading… and how do you defend yourself.”“We wanted to incorporate updated best practices, and the best practices today say you need to provide everybody with options, not just hiding,” Hall said. “Certainly hiding is the first option, running is an option and having to fight may be an option, as well.”Hall said his goal is to “provide awareness to everybody that you may be in a situation where you have to fight. And part of that fight response is to assess your immediate environment,” whether that is a classroom or a hallway or the gym.“This could be for anybody in the community,” Hall added. “If you’re in a mall or anywhere, that is an option — that you assess your immediate environment, you look to find some type of weapon you can use to defend yourself, or obviously, in our case, our students.”He stressed that introducing bats to classrooms should not be misconstrued as arming teachers, but is instead about “providing our rooms with one consistent tool to be utilized in an emergency.”“It’s not about the teachers — it’s about the room. Anybody can use this bat in the event of a hard lockdown if they had to defend themselves,” Hall added. “We don’t expect teachers to be chasing down a gunman with a bat. But we do expect them to protect themselves and our kids.”Hall added that he’s not concerned that students may use the bats to harm each other, saying besides the fact that they are locked up, there are other objects in the classroom that could be “used in an aggressive manor.”But one mother doesn’t see the point to introducing the bats.“I thought they were joking when they said they gave out bats,” Jo Ellen Barish, who has a son in seventh grade in the district, told ABC News today. “When I saw them I laughed.”Barish described the bats as the size of a souvenir.“I think they really set themselves up to be the butt of a joke with them,” Barish said.“I don’t see [the bats] doing much damage,” she said. “I don’t think you could even break a window with this bat if you needed to.”“By no means do I think the district meant them as … a big solution. I think it was a symbolic thing,” Barish said.Karen Munson, who has a son in eighth grade in the district, told ABC News she is completely in favor of having these bats in the classrooms.“Whatever the teachers need to do to protect themselves and the students in the classroom, I’m behind it 100 percent,” Munson said.Her son seems “indifferent” to the bats, she said, Though he really doesn’t understand how a mini-bat is going to protect him, his teacher, his peers in a classroom if someone is actively shooting at him.”“I could understand his point,” Munson said. She said she told him maybe the bat wouldn’t be just used to try to fight back against a shooter — it could also jam a door to prevent someone from entering the classroom.Munson said just the fact that it’s now public knowledge there are bats in these classrooms may also deter someone from coming to school with a gun.Munson said is concerned that children or teachers could use the bats inappropriately, but she added, “I think that we as a society need to do more to address the true issue here — why people feel they can go into a school and harm others the way they do.”On that point, Barish agreed. She said she would prefer to see solutions that prevent a school shooting, instead of situations to stop an active shooter.Hall said other measures as a part of the district’s revised security plan include: visits from local and state police; buying “Stop the Bleed” kits for all classrooms; and building secured entrances at some of the schools this summer.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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Suspect in Louisiana church fires charged with federal hate crimes

first_imgLouisiana State Fire Marshal(NEW YORK) — A Louisiana man accused of intentionally setting fires at three historically black churches has been charged with a federal hate crime, authorities said Wednesday.Holden Matthews, the son of a sheriff’s deputy, allegedly started a string of fires over a 10-day span in St. Landry Parish earlier this year, destroying three churches with predominantly black congregations. Matthews, 21, was previously charged with multiple counts of arson, but activists had called for harsher penalties, calling the fires a scary reminder of the Ku Klux Klan-style intimidation tactics and bigotry that terrorized the civil rights era.He is now charged with three counts of intentional damage to religious property, three counts of using fire to commit a felony and hate crime charges that fall under the Church Arson Prevention Act.“Attacks against an individual or group because of their religious beliefs will not be tolerated in the Western District of Louisiana,” U.S. Attorney David Joseph said in a statement Wednesday. “Churches are vital places of worship and fellowship for our citizens and bind us together as a community. Our freedom to safely congregate in these churches and exercise our religious beliefs must be jealously guarded.”“Today we are one step closer to justice for the parishioners of these churches and the St. Landry Parish communities affected by these acts,” he added.The blaze at St. Mary Baptist Church was reported on March 26, followed by Greater Union Baptist Church on April 2 and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church two days later.Investigators found a gas can at the scene of one of the fires, according to an arrest affidavit. They traced it back to a local Walmart and linked it to Matthews’ credit card, according to the affidavit.The NAACP previously said the fires should be categorized as “domestic terrorism.”“For decades, African American churches have served as the epicenter of survival and a symbol of hope for many in the African American community,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said in an April statement. “As a consequence, these houses of faith have historically been the targets of violence.”Johnson noted that the fires had occurred within the same time span of another suspicious blaze in Tennessee, where a social justice training center was burned and tagged with anti-Semitic slurs.“What is happening in Tennessee and Louisiana is domestic terrorism and we must not turn a blind eye to any incident where people are targeted because of the color of their skin and their faith,” Johnson said at the time. “The spike in church burnings in the Southern states is a reflection of emboldened racial rhetoric and tension spreading across the country.”Matthews is pleading not guilty to the state charges. He could face more than 100 years in prison if convicted on the federal charges. He also faces up to three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and restitution for each of the counts, federal authorities said.A GoFundMe campaign set up to help rebuild the churches had raised more than $2 million as of late Wednesday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trump administration rejects California’s request for wildfire disaster assistance

first_imgToa55/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The federal government has denied California’s request for a disaster declaration for wildfires that have burned swathes of land across the U.S. state since early September.A spokesperson for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services confirmed to ABC News on Thursday evening that their request for a major presidential disaster declaration, which would release federal funding, was rejected by the Trump administration. The state plans to appeal the decision and believes California meets the federal requirements for aid. In the meantime, officials are looking for other avenues for federal assistance to support wildfire victims, the spokesperson said.It was unclear why the Trump administration denied California’s request. ABC News has reached out to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for comment.California Gov. Gavin Newsom penned a letter to President Donald Trump on Sept. 28 seeking the disaster declaration for several blazes, including the Creek Fire, the largest wildfire in the state’s history, which has burned at least 341,722 acres across Fresno and Madera counties, as well as the Bobcat Fire, which has burned at least 115,796 acres in the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County. Newsom said the fires have collectively torched over 1.8 million acres across seven counties and have destroyed more than 3,000 structures, including nearly 1,000 homes. The infrastructure damage estimates exceed $229 million, he said.“The severity and magnitude of these fires continue to cause significant impacts to the State and to the affected local jurisdictions, such that the recovery efforts remain beyond the State’s capabilities,” the governor wrote. “Many of the counties impacted by these wildfires are still recovering from previous devastating wildfires, storms, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”Newsom estimated potential federal assistance at $346 million.“Federal assistance is critical to support physical and economic recovery of California and its communities,” he wrote. “The longer it takes for California and its communities to recover, the more severe, devastating, and irreversible the economic impacts will be.”Last year, Trump threatened to cut federal aid for California’s wildfires, after Newsom criticized the president’s environmental policies during an interview with The New York Times. Trump blamed the Democratic governor for the state’s blazes, saying he had done a “terrible job of forest management.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more