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Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) 2000 Annual Report


first_imgHippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw)  2000 annual report.Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) 2017 Annual Report


first_imgStanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileStanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate segments. Its product offering ranges from savings, fixed deposits and call accounts to term loans, mortgage lending products and vehicle and equipment finance. The commercial division offers investment banking services ranging from corporate finance, debt primary market, securitisation and equity capital to exchange control advisory, credit trading, equity derivatives and interest rate trading and lending. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited targets the oil and gas, power and infrastructure, public, consumer and financial institution sectors in Uganda. The company has an extensive network of branches, ATMs and customer service centres. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more


Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) Q32018 Interim Report


first_imgSam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSam Wood Limited is a publishing company in Ghana responsible for printing educational textbooks, story books and non-book materials primarily for the pre-school and primary school sectors. Publishing categories include agency books, agricultural science, basic design and technology, citizenship education, handwriting, information and communication technology, integrated science, social studies, mathematics and religious and moral education. Products published by Sam Wood Limited are available to purchase online. The company also has the exclusive distribution rights for West Africa sub-regions for titles by foreign publishers listed on the Company’s Agency lists. Sam Wood Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Mexican bishop hopes to lead services in indigenous languages


first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Posted Jun 14, 2019 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Latin America Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Indigenous Ministries, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion, [Anglican Communion News Service] A Mexican-born priest in the Church of Canada has been elected as the coadjutor bishop of Southeast Mexico, where very few of the congregations speak Spanish.The Rev. Julio Martin said one of the biggest challenges he faces in the rural areas of his new diocese are the many congregations which speak a number of different indigenous languages. “Some of those languages are as hard as Chinese to learn. . . I’m not saying I’ll learn them, but out of respect, I would like to be able to lead the Eucharist in their own language – that’s the aim.”Read the full article here. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Mexican bishop hopes to lead services in indigenous languages Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more


Surprising silence from authorities about disturbing surge in press freedom violations


first_img News Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast Receive email alerts News Dominican RepublicAmericas News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders has learned with concern of the figures compiled by the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) for cases of threats, intimidation and abusive prosecutions against journalists since the start of the year. Published in the national daily El Nuevo Diario on 5 October, they unfortunately confirm the increase in violence against the media, which the organisation had itself already noted.According to the SNTP, a total of 32 journalists have been physically attacked or threatened, while 21 others have been the subjects of judicial proceedings. More than half of the cases were in the capital, Santo Domingo, or the provinces to the east of the capital.“Any journalists daring to report on drug trafficking, corruption or conflicts of interest in the activities of a public figure can expect reprisals, while the courts are never as quick to convict a journalist’s assailants as they are to summon a columnist or TV producer at odds with the authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on both the political and judicial authorities to learn the lessons from this situation and to set about changing it by opening talks with the SNTP and the Association of Dominican Journalists (CDP),” the press freedom organisation added.The SNTP stressed the fact that the murder of Normando García, a cameraman and producer with regional TV station Teleunión, on 7 August in Santiago de los Caballeros (see 8 August release) still has not been solved. Although the motive remains to be determined, his death has added to a toll that highlights the continuing threats to the safety of journalists and the continuing tension between the media and authorities.Journalists who have been the targets of lawsuits and prosecutions include Alicia Ortega, a producer with the privately-owned national TV station SIN Canal 7, who covered a case of fraud involving the company WM Comercializadora Interamericana. The company’s lawsuit accusing her of defaming and insulting it, and “attacking its honour” was finally declared inadmissible by a court on 26 September. Media support for Ortega, whose office was the target of bombing, favoured this outcome.Journalists and members of the public signed a petition about the lack of judicial response to a physical attack on independent journalist and writer Vianco Martínez by the bodyguards of impresario Saymon Díaz on 23 August.Journalist representatives have also protested about the many lawsuits that tourism minister Félix Jiménez – also a tourism sector entrepreneur – has brought against journalists, including Manuel Quiterio Cedeño, a columnist with the national daily El Caribe. In some cases, the lawsuits have been preceded by death threats or physical attacks, as in the case of Manuel Antonio Vega, a journalist based in the eastern town of Hato Mayor who writes for the national daily Listín Diario and produces radio and TV programmes. A parliamentarian and a judge’s wife are both currently suing him.One of the most serious cases of threats involves Carlos Corporán, a journalist based in the southern city of San Cristobal who produces “El Sensor de la Tarde”, a programme on radio Sur 91.9, and reports for El Nuevo Diario. Reporters Without Borders is very concerned for his safety, especially as human rights high commissioner Domingo Porfirio Rojas Nina claimed on 30 September that a plot is under way to kill Corporán in connection with allegations about drug trafficking implicating local judges. Corporán is currently getting police protection but there has been no progress in the investigation into the threats against him. Follow the news on Dominican Republic to go further RSF_en Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo Reporters Without Borders hopes that talks between journalist representatives and the authorities will help to curb a wave of violence and judicial harassment of the media since the start of the year. Some 50 cases have been reported by the National Union of Press Workers. October 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Surprising silence from authorities about disturbing surge in press freedom violations Dominican RepublicAmericas News Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 February 15, 2017 Find out more June 25, 2015 Find out more Organisation September 22, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more


Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy, Read Award-Winning Essays


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Required fields are marked *center_img Education Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy, Read Award-Winning Essays By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Monday, January 16, 2017 | 4:16 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Public officials, community leaders and Pasadena Unified staff and students gathered Monday morning in the Charles W. Eliot Arts Magnet Academy auditorium for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration to recognize award winning student work that echoed moving themes from America’s iconic civil rights leader.The celebration is the signature event hosted by the Pasadena MLK Coalition that featured live readings from first place essay winners and performing art demonstrations from elementary, middle and high school students.“As a District, we believe so much in making sure that we espouse the principles of Dr. King especially as it relates to tolerance. As educators we teach children to explore and learn everyday. The Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations demonstrate to the young people in our schools that individuals, neighbors and communities can come together to find solutions to some of our most pressing issues. It shows them that individual volunteering and working in the service of others can and do make a visible and meaningful difference,” said Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald.The MLK Community Coalition has sponsored the Martin Luther King Essay Contest for 26 years as a means to encourage students in the Pasadena Unified School District and local private schools to write essays addressing different aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.Over 300 students participated in this years’ contest that also included both visual and performing arts categories alongside essay writing.“We appreciate appreciate this partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Coalition and having community members who are responsive and proactive about keeping his dream alive. All of our students can grow by taking time to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the promise of equality and equity,” said Julianne Reynoso, PUSD Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education.The auditorium—which included audience members Mayor Terry Tornek, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Senator Anthony Portantino, Rev. James Stevenson and more—was treated to live essay readings from first place student winners that followed varied themes taught by Martin Luther King, Jr. followed by brief performing art demonstrations in the form of spoken word and interpretive dance pieces.“I want to thank the Martin Luther King Community Coalition for always making sure that the children are honored and also that we do not forget the principles of equality and compassion that Martin Luther King stood for and that shaped this nation’s history. Martin Luther King, Jr. showed us that we can create a country that is more caring, more just and more whole and I know that together we can continue to work so that we can make sure that generations to come will benefit,” said Congresswoman Judy Chu.The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration is the final event that is a part of a month long series of events that include the Rekindling the Light of Peace, The Essay and Art Contest and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Interdenominational Service.Over 20,000 Pasadena area students have participated in the contest since its debut nearly thirty years ago.“My challenge to each of us today is to choose one or more of Dr. King’s values or objectives that we will pursue in the face of those who would divide us and instill fear in our community. I will commit to you that the city will do everything it can to pursue his goals and his beliefs,” said City of Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek.The celebration was presented in conjunction with the Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Aspires West Pasadena, Friends Indeed, Scott United Methodist Church, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Pasadena Chapter, and the City of Pasadena.Here is a detailed list of all the student winners:Art Contest – Elementary School WinnersYanelli Flamenco – 1st Place4th GradeMadison ElementaryTeacher: Ms. RodriguezGiovana Novaes – 2nd Place5th GradeAltadena Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms. AlfonsoBrandon Yan – 3rd Place4th GradeDon Benito Elementary SchoolTeacher: Mrs. SegerArt Contest – Middle School WinnersNicole Kwan – 1st Place7th GradeMcKinley Middle SchoolTeacher: Mr. GrayAndres Olmos – 2nd Place6th GradeMarshall Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. SzklarskiJoselyn Lopez – 3rd Place7th GradeBlair Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. MartinezArt Contest – High School WinnersAlana Conner – 1st PlaceBlair High School12th GradeTeacher: Mrs. MartinezAnna Givens – 2nd PlacePasadena High School10th GradeTeacher: Ms. GoreckiPauldamyel Chavez – 3rd PlaceBlair High School11th GradeTeacher: Mrs. MartinezEssay Contest – Elementary School FinalistsMaya De Cunto – 1st Place4th GradeMcKinley Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms. Tammy HarveyEmma Griffith – 2nd Place5th GradeSan Rafael Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms Marta RosalesRuby Chew – 3rd Place5th GradeSierra Madre Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms. Tina OgronEssay Contest – Middle School FinalistsKylie Way – 1st Place7th GradeMarshall Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Lisa YamanouyeSavion Scott – 2nd Place7th GradeMcKinley Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. TovarIan Macklin Sims – 3rd Place7th GradeBlair Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Christine McLaughlinEssay Contest – High School FinalistsEnzo De Cunto – 1st Place9th GradeMarshall High SchoolTeacher: Mr. GanschowKeira Minamizono Von Imbior – 2nd Place9th GradeMarshall High SchoolTeacher: Mr. GanschowSol (Melodie) Ahn – 3rd Place9th GradeMarshall High SchoolTeacher: Mr. GanschowPerforming Arts Contest – Elementary School FinalistsTremaine Woodard – 1st Place5th GradeAltadena Elementary SchoolTeacher: Mrs. MillerZayriah Curry5th GradeAltadena Elementary SchoolTeacher: Mrs. MillerCedric Hill5th GradeMcKinley Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms. Gangi-HallPerforming Arts Contest – Middle School FinalistsNicole Kwan – 1st Place6th GradeMcKinley Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Rachel ZonshireD’Anra “Dolly” Rogers6th GradeEliot Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Amber PlummerVanja Tapia Park7th GradeEliot Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Amber Plummer First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentlast_img read more


Monahans trooper, family look to rebuild after house fire


first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – January 9, 2021 Local News Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleTexas Trooper Loses Everything In Home FireNext articleSANDHILLS STOCKSHOW AND RODEO: Berry looks for bigger things in 2021 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Monahans trooper, family look to rebuild after house fire Twittercenter_img TAGS  Facebook Texas Department of Public Safety trooper David Moya received a devastating phone call from his sergeant early in the morning two days after Christmas. Moya’s sergeant told him that his house, near the intersection of Carol Avenue and I Street in Monahans, had caught on fire and been completely destroyed. On Friday morning, Moya stood outside of his charred two-story residence and said that almost everything inside the house wasn’t salvageable as the items were either burnt, had smoke damage or water damage. “Every time I see it, it puts a pit in my stomach,” Moya said. “You never think this could happen to me and it does. It’s something that’s out of your hands and you can’t do anything about it. You work hard to provide a home to your family and you lose that, it’s like a punch to the stomach.” Those items included Moya’s official work attire as a state trooper. Moya said he has worked as a trooper for 13 years with the last five in Monahans. Moya said from the hat to the boots that it was spare clothing found at the Monahans DPS office. Moya said he will be refitted in Austin for long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, pants, boots and two hats. “It’s a little bit from everybody,” Moya said with a smile. For the last two weeks, Moya, his wife and four children have been staying at a hotel in Monahans. Moya said on Monday that he and his family are going to live in a rental home owned by one of his friends. Moya said that he and his family will be living at the rental home until the insurance company either tells him to either rebuild or purchase a different house. “Insurance is funny and sometimes they have a say so in what you do,” Moya said. “For us, either would be fine. If we have to rebuild, we will rebuild. If we have to get a new home, that’s another option.” Over the last two weeks, Moya and his family have been met with a wealth of generosity. A GoFundMe page has been started to benefit Moya and his family. The page has raised $11,760 as of Friday afternoon. Moya and his family have also received clothing and other gifts from friends, colleagues and other people from across West Texas. “A lot of the funds that are coming in are from people that we don’t know and some I’m not going to be able to go out and personally thank,” Moya said. “I wish I could. That’s people giving their hard earned money to help my family. I really appreciate it. It’s awesome when people come together to do that.” Around 4:30 a.m. Dec. 27, Moya received a telephone call from his sergeant asking if he was at his house in Monahans. Moya told his sergeant he was at his parents’ house in Levelland. Moya’s sergeant informed him that his house had caught fire and the fire department was attempting to put it out. When Moya returned home, the fire department told him the fire started from heating lamps located near the house in the backyard. Moya said the heating lamps were for his two Great Danes. Moya said the Great Danes weren’t harmed. Facebook Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more


Students protesting against fees force their way into Guildhall


first_img Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ A number of students protesting against increases to university fees have forced their way into the Guildhall in Derry.According to the city’s mayor, the peaceful protest was only disrupted by “a very tiny minority within the crowd who were intent on causing trouble and did cause some damage”.Colum Eastwood also said Northern Bank staff were threatened by a small number of people who occupied the bank’s premises.He said he supported todays protest, but he says there were sinister elements to it:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/colm530.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – December 10, 2010 Facebook Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Students protesting against fees force their way into Guildhall Pinterest Previous articleAll roads now open in Donegal as focus switches to rebuilding salt reservesNext articleGovernment’s Supreme Court appeal will not be heard until the new year News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week last_img read more


Donegal islanders precluded from fishing meeting


first_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher says he is disappointed that the European Fisheries Minister refused to meet with Island representatives today.The minister, Commissioner Maria Damanaki is in Ireland today on a two day visit.The islanders had planned to present the Minister with a survival plan for Islands – they argue that their fishing industry has been decemated by the 2006 ban on Salmon fishing.They are permitted to fish some species 15 miles from shore, but that is unsafe and unrealistic as their smaller boats can’t make that range. Newsx Adverts Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img By News Highland – September 22, 2011 Previous articleLocals disgusted by treatment of tourist in BallyliffenNext articleGroup of 30 TDs and Senators to undergo suicide training News Highland Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Donegal islanders precluded from fishing meetinglast_img read more


Chris Watts to be sentenced for killing pregnant wife, young daughters


first_imgWeld County Sheriff(DENVER) — The Colorado man who pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters is set to be sentenced Monday. Chris Watts, 33, was convicted this month in the murders of his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, 34, and their daughters Celeste, 3 and Bella, 4. In August, Chris Watts spoke out to reporters, saying his wife and daughters disappeared without a trace, leaving her purse and keys at home. “My kids are my life,” he told ABC Denver affiliate KMGH-TV. “I mean, those smiles light up my life.” “When I came home and then walked in the house, nothing. Vanished. Nothing was here,” he said. After Shanann and the girls disappeared, Chris Watts stayed with his friends, the Thayers. “In the 48 to 72 hours we were with him … he was his normal self,” Amanda Thayer told ABC News in August. “He never once cried.” “He fooled us. And I’m so sorry. We just thought we were doing the right thing by being a good friend,” added her husband, Nick Thayer. “We were duped.” Within days of the disappearance, Chris Watts was arrested and the bodies of his wife and children were found. At the time of the killings, Chris Watts was dating another woman, 30-year-old Nichol Kessinger, she told The Denver Post. They met through work in June and started dating the next month, she told the newspaper. Chris Watts told Kessinger he had two daughters and was going through a mutual divorce, which was almost finalized, Kessinger said. At the end of July, Chris Watts told her that his divorce was official, Kessinger said in the report, which was published online last week. “He lied about everything,” she told the Post. Watts pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him: five counts of murder in the first degree; three counts of tampering with a deceased human body; and one count of unlawful termination of pregnancy. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors will not pursue the death penalty, the Weld County District Attorney’s office said. The victims’ family agreed to those terms, the district attorney’s office added. Watts faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more