Neimeth International Pharmarcy Plc (NEIMET.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgNeimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileNeimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc manufactures and markets a range of Pfizer pharmaceutical and animal health products in Nigeria. The company has one of the most modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in West Africa located in Oregun, Lagos. Products in its ethical range include the flagship product CIKLAVIT for the treatment of sickle disease; and Normoretic, Flexodene and Tiocosid. Products in its consumer range include well-known brands such as NCP, Pyrantin, Obron-6, Homtamin G and Pancemol. Products in its animal health care and veterinary range treatments for diseases in poultry and cattle. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals has business interests in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

No savings at 40? I’d open an ISA and buy cheap UK shares today to get rich and retire early

first_img 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. 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! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Monday, 9th November, 2020 Enter Your Email Address 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 Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Peter Stephens Today may seem to be a risky time to open an ISA and buy cheap UK shares. After all, political and economic risks are at high levels. This could cause a period of high volatility for FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares.However, those risks mean that many high-quality companies trade at low prices. Investors may be able to obtain market-beating returns that improve their prospects of retiring early.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…As such, now could be the right time for an investor with a long time horizon, such as someone aged 40, to open an ISA and start buying a selection of British shares.  Opening a Stocks and Shares ISA to buy cheap UK sharesA Stocks and Shares ISA is a logical way to buy cheap UK shares. The main reason for this is that no tax is levied on any investments made within it. As such, no capital gains tax or dividend tax is paid by an ISA investor. Over time, this may lead to higher returns versus other accounts, such as a bog-standard share-dealing account, where tax is paid on gains and dividends above the annual allowances.Furthermore, an ISA provides an investor with a low-cost and flexible means of accessing the long-term return prospects of the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. The annual administration charges of an ISA are often lower than those of other retirement accounts such as a SIPP. An ISA also allows withdrawals at any time without penalty. This may make them more attractive to someone who still has many years left until they wish to retire.Investing money after the stock market crashCheap UK shares could offer significant return prospects in the long run. Certainly, they face significant risks in the coming months. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and Brexit are just two risks that could negatively impact on investor sentiment and FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 share prices. Alongside other threats, they could cause a fall in share prices in the short run.However, such risks could create opportunities for investors because they mean that today’s stock prices include margins of safety. For example, the FTSE 100 trades over 20% down on its 2020 starting price. Many of its incumbents have low valuations relative to their historic levels. This could signify that there is a large amount of capital appreciation potential on offer.Through buying a diverse range of cheap UK shares and holding them for the long run, an investor could build a surprisingly large ISA portfolio. For example, investing £500 per month from age 40 until age 65 at the FTSE 100’s historic annual return of 8% could produce a portfolio valued at £480,000. From this, an investor could draw a passive income so that they are able to retire prior to getting the State Pension. 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. No savings at 40? I’d open an ISA and buy cheap UK shares today to get rich and retire earlylast_img read more

1 FTSE 100 stock from my best stocks to buy now list

first_img I have, and regularly update, a list of what I consider are the best stocks to buy now. This is made up of stocks that reside across the FTSE index and beyond. Here is one of my picks from the FTSE 100 section of my list for 2021 and beyond.FTSE 100 best stocks to buy now #1Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE:SMT) has absolutely nothing to do with mortgages, nor is it limited to Scotland. It is a publicly traded investment trust that invests globally. It looks for strong businesses with above-average returns with no constraints as to geography, industry, or sector.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…2020 was a great year for SMT and I believe it could have an equally good 2021 if not better. The SMT share price increased by nearly 115% in 2020. It is currently trading close to 1250p per share as I write and its price is at an all-time high. SMT’s share price has increased over 270% over the past four years.Three reasons why I’m a fanThere are three key reasons why SMT is on my FTSE 100 best stocks to buy now list. Firstly, it is run by seasoned investment duo James Anderson and Tom Slater. The duo have been with Baillie Gifford, the Edinburgh-based asset manager behind the trust, for a long time. In simple terms, investors are paying for the wealth of experience these two bring to the table.Next, SMT has performed well over a long period, which I believe is a testament to the experienced team behind it. We all know that past performance doesn’t guarantee future performance. But I think it shows flexibility and adaptability in differing market conditions, which is reassuring and encouraging.Finally, SMT has an emphasis on technology stocks within its portfolio. I am an advocate of tech stocks. FTSE technology stocks have become defensive in recent times, especially in 2020 with the Covid-19 pandemic changing the way we live and work and communicate. Almost 10% of SMT’s portfolio is made up of Tesla, which is another of my best stocks to buy now away from the UK market. Other blue-chip technology stocks that are part of SMT’s portfolio include Amazon, Alibaba, Lyft Inc, Netflix, and more.Risk and rewardThere are risks involved in any investment, including SMT. Its share price is at an all-time high and may not move up further as market conditions potentially begin to normalise. In addition, SMT holds substantial amounts of shares in stocks that are considered to be in a ‘bubble.’ This means activity and performance can shoot upwards in the short-term but slow down and stagnate in the long term, so there is a risk of that too.SMT looks to add value over five-year time frames, preferably much longer. It has performed brilliantly in 2020 and I believe it will continue that trend in 2021 and beyond. I added it to my best stocks to buy now list for the reasons mentioned earlier and there are many positives to it. I believe investing into an investment trust protects my money as it spread across a diverse range of stocks. Away from investment trusts, here is another of my best stocks to buy now from the FTSE 100. Jabran Khan | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 | More on: SMT FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images center_img See all posts by Jabran Khan 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. Jabran Khan 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. 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Ikea is getting into the refurbished business

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Ever try selling Ikea furniture on Craigslist?Then you’re probably familiar with those atrocious lowball offers (“Hey, I know you listed at $60 but would you do $5?”)Luckily, there may be relief on the way.Ikea will begin buying back its furniture in the UK and Ireland [but will the US be next?*]As part of a move to “help its customers take a stand against excessive consumption,” Ikea will exchange store vouchers for that Billy bookcase.Per Business Insider, here is Ikea’s proprietary algorithm for determining used furniture value:50% of original price for “new, without scratches”30% of original price for “well-used with several scratches”The plan launches on Black Friday (Nov. 27) and customers can kickstart the process by filling out an online form before taking their used furniture into a store.Some furniture items will be donated while others will be soldRefurbished gear selected for re-sale will end up at a store in the world’s first “recycles mall” — ReTuna in Eskilstuna, Sweden — where everything is recycled.The scheme is consistent with Ikea’s plan to be carbon positive by 2030. While second-hand furniture likely won’t be as lucrative as the $10B refurb electronics industry, Ikea is setting a sustainable standard.More importantly, we might start seeing fewer ulcer-inducing Craigslist offers.*According to The New York Times, an Ikea spokesperson said, “It is a country decision, and Ikea Retail U.S. will not participate in the buyback program. The U.S. is currently exploring ways to bring Buy Back to the country in the future.” The plan launches on Black Friday (Nov. 27)From The Hustle Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Photo courtesy of The Hustle Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSBlack FridayBuy BackFurnitureIkeaRecycle Previous articleThoughtful Christmas Presents for 2020Next articleOCPS stands out as a leader in arts education, senior director wins award Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Gangs are making huge profits from cigarette smuggling

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter CONSIDERED the most lucrative form of organised criminal activity in the country, cigarette smuggling is on the increase. That is according to Retailers Against Smuggling, the representative group for Ireland’s tobacco retailers. Benny Gilsenan, made the claim after Revenue’s Customs officials seized over eight million cigarettes in an organised raid last week. The destination of the cigarettes is believed to have been criminal gangs and their linchpins operating in the Mid West and South of the country. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The illegal cigarettes had a retail value of €3.1 million and a loss to the Exchequer of €2.5 million.The size of the seizure reinforces the scale of the cigarette smuggling problem in Ireland.“The size and value of the latest haul shows that cigarette smuggling is the most lucrative criminal activity for organised crime gangs,” said Mr Gilsenan.“There are huge profits to be made from cigarette smuggling and the reality is that if even if a smuggler gets caught, the fines they receive are minor. A criminal who makes millions of euro in profits isn’t going to think twice about getting a thousand euro fine.“We are particularly concerned that former drug dealers and dissident republicans are heavily involved in cigarette smuggling. The fact that a commercial vehicle from the North was seized as part of Customs’ operation suggests that there is a strong link to paramilitary groups.”Mr Gilsenan, who was involved in the establishment of the group in June 2009, also called on the public to be vigilant and not to buy illegal cigarettes on street corners or at markets as this supported organised crime. Facebook Advertisement NewsLocal NewsGangs are making huge profits from cigarette smugglingBy admin – September 20, 2011 650 center_img Print Email Linkedin Previous articleProperty crime on the upNext articleBlue September Ireland challenges Irish men to face up to cancer adminlast_img read more

Father-of-three loses life in mountain climbing tragedy

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Facebook NewsCommunityFather-of-three loses life in mountain climbing tragedyBy Staff Reporter – May 15, 2019 1167 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! center_img Print A SISTER of the Limerick man who died climbing Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry last weekend has paid tribute to the “hero” father-of-three.Miriam Duffy said her family trying to come to terms with the tragic death of Ger Duffy (59) who lost his life on Ireland’s highest mountain last Saturday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up An experienced mountain climber, Mr Duffy was accompanied by a male friend at the time of the accident. A native of St Joseph Street in Limerick city, he was living in Clonlara.“We believe he was making his way up the mountain, and as he gripped something it crumbled in his hand and he fell,” Ms Duffy added.A major search and recovery operation took place over serval hours last Saturday, which involved Kerry Mountain Rescue Team and the Shannon-based Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter 116.Ms Duffy thanked all those who helped recover her brother’s body.A post mortem was conducted at Tralee General Hospital and Mr Duffy’s body was later taken to his home in Clonlara for his wake on Tuesday.Mr Duffy was also passionate about motorbikes which fitted in well with his “love” of the “outdoors”.“He was such a kind guy and he would have helped anybody that ever needed it,” said Ms Duffy, who is well known in her role as Director of Rape Crisis Midwest.“He was only in Cambodia a few weeks ago, on a motorbike tour, and he was up a mountain in Wales a few weeks before that. He loved the outdoors life. He was very fit, and he lived his life to the fullest,” she said.“He was the best brother you could ever wish for. His wife Carmel – and his children Siobhan (24), Aisling (22), and Gavin (18) – who were his pride and joy – idolised him.”Ms Duffy fondly recalled how Ger had “delivered” his daughter Aishling as he and his wife were making their way to the Limerick’s maternity hospital.“Ger and Carmel were on their way to the maternity hospital, and as they were crossing Thomond Bridge there was a shout from Carmel to ‘stop the car’. Ger delivered Aisling himself there on the bridge. He certainly was a hero, in every sense of the word.”Family friend and Fine Gael Senator, Maria Byrnes, offering her sympathies to the Duffy family, said Mr Duffy was “a gentleman” who had been “taken too young”.Mayor of Clare Michael Begley also paid a personal tribute as “a neighbour, a friend, and as mayor of Clare”.“I’d like to express my sympathies to the Duffy family, and their relatives in the extended parish. It’s a terrible tragedy,” Mr Begley added.Some of Mr Duffy’s friends in the biker community posted tributes online.One wrote: “Tragic news..a lovely gentleman..devastating loss for everyone who knew him.”by David [email protected] Email Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous article2019 GAA Predictions from the Sporting Limerick teamNext articleLimerick walks from Darkness Into Light Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewsRIP Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

Town Centre broadband row is resolved, but rural areas are still waiting

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Town Centre broadband row is resolved, but rural areas are still waiting Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest By admin – August 19, 2015 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleLYIT hosts Open Days in Letterkenny and Killybegs as students consider CAO offersNext articleCathedral Quarter committee want to unveil mosaic on Culture Night admin WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Eircom has now been given the go-ahead to carry out works to make fibre broadband readily available.Protracted negotiations between the telecom providers and COMREG has stalled the roll out of the service high speed broadband to customers in Donegal’s town centres.But now an agreement has been reached allowing Eircom make fibre broadband more widely available.Deputy Charlie McConologue says Eircom’s Fibre broadband roll out must be prioritised in towns and villages across Donegal, but is stressing over half the population of the county s still not covered…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/charlibb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Acquittal Of Rape Accused After 20 Yrs In Jail: NHRC Calls For Report From UP Govt. On Rehabilitation & Action Taken Against Erring Officials

first_imgNews UpdatesAcquittal Of Rape Accused After 20 Yrs In Jail: NHRC Calls For Report From UP Govt. On Rehabilitation & Action Taken Against Erring Officials Sparsh Upadhyay5 March 2021 3:51 AMShare This – xIn many such cases, there may be prisoners older than 75 years of age dying in the jails, which clearly depicts the ineffectiveness of the Sentence Review Board. The Commission media report has observed that the contents thereof, if true, amount to violation of human rights of the victim: NHRCThe National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has taken suo-motu cognizance of the acquittal of a man in a rape case, twenty years after his conviction and has has observed that it seems to be a case of non-application of the Section 433 Cr PC. Significantly, this case is about a 23-year-old man (now 43), who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in a rape case…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 National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has taken suo-motu cognizance of the acquittal of a man in a rape case, twenty years after his conviction and has has observed that it seems to be a case of non-application of the Section 433 Cr PC. Significantly, this case is about a 23-year-old man (now 43), who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in a rape case and who has now been declared innocent by the Allahabad High Court after twenty years. It is important to note that the Allahabad High Court, in January 2021, came to his rescue, after he suffered 20 years of incarceration in connection with a false rape case filed against him by a woman owing to an alleged land dispute. During this period, every member of his family had died. His conduct in the jail was always found good, but his application for furlough was not allowed to attend the cremation of his father. He was not even allowed to attend his brother’s funeral. Section 433 of CrPC It may be noted that as per Section 433 CrPC, the Government can commute a sentence (of death, Life Imprisonment, rigorous imprisonment or simple imprisonment). Under this provision, the Sentence Review Board, under the law needs to reconsider review of the sentence awarded by the court, with a view to commuting the sentence. In this backdrop, the NHRC has stated, “In many such cases there may be prisoners older than 75 years of age dying in the jails, which clearly depicts ineffectiveness of the Sentence Review Board. The Commission media report has observed that the contents thereof, if true, amount to violation of human rights of the victim.” Accordingly, the NHRC has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh calling for a detailed report in the matter. Further, it has been directed that the report must include:- The action taken against the public servants responsible in this case,Steps taken for the relief and rehabilitation of the victim to compensate up to some extent for the trauma, mental agony and social stigma he has suffered during these years. The response is expected within 6 weeks. About the case in brief The man was accused of rape, criminal intimidation and sexual exploitation of a woman belonging to Scheduled Caste in 1999, and during the trial of the case by a lower court in Lalitpur District, he was found guilty. In the year 2003, he was moved to Agra Central Jail where his conduct was always good. In the year 2005, he decided to challenge the verdict of the lower court and approached the High Court. After completing a period of fourteen years, the victim moved Mercy Plea and the prison authorities stepped in. The State Legal Services Authorities helped him in preferring an appeal in the High Court and on 28.01.2021, a Division Bench of the Allahabad High Court declared him, not guilty. The High Court in its Judgment, observed that the FIR in the matter was lodged three days late and there were no injuries on the private parts of the woman, who was said to have been thrashed. There was motive on the part of the complainant as there was a land dispute between the parties, and the FIR was also lodged by the husband and father-in-law of the alleged victim and not by her. The High Court also stated in its order that in view of the facts and the evidence on record, it is apparent that the accused had been convicted wrongly hence, the trial court’s judgment and the impugned order is reversed and the accused is acquitted. Click Here To Download NHRC StatementRead StatementSubscribe 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

Severe storms move through Southeast as heat wave begins in West

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe storms moved through the Plains and the Southeast Tuesday, with seven tornadoes touching down in Colorado and Minnesota.Winds gusted to 80 mph in Nebraska and 82 mph in Kansas, where semi-trucks were flipped over on I-70, blocking traffic on the interstate.Huge hail up to 5 inches in diameter was reported in Colorado, and 2 to 3 inches of rain fell in central Illinois, causing flash flooding in some areas. Flash flooding was also reported in the Minnesota’s Twin Cities, where a quick 1 to 3 inches of rain flooded streets.In the Carolinas and Tennessee, severe storms produced gusty winds near 60 mph, leading to damage near Nashville.On Wednesday the greatest severe storm threat continues into the Great Plains, from Kansas and Colorado into Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota, where huge hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible.Summer HeatHouston reached 103 degrees Tuesday, marking the warmest temperature in the city since 2015. Some of the heat will break in the mid-South as the storms move in Wednesday afternoon, but a lot of the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tallahassee, Florida and even into Atlanta will continue to be dangerously hot and humid.Seven states from Texas to South Carolina are under a Heat Advisory Wednesday, with the heat index expected to reach near 110 degrees.The heat wave is just beginning in the West, where California, Nevada and Arizona are under heat warnings and advisories. Some areas in the Southwest could reach higher than 115 degrees.Even the usually cool San Francisco Bay area is under a Heat Advisory, with temperatures possibly reaching into the mid to upper 90s.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Group tries to disrupt ballot counting at Detroit convention center

first_imgrichjem/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN, IVAN PEREIRA, BILL HUTCHINSON and KENDALL KARSON, ABC News(DETROIT) — A small group of angry demonstrators attempted to barge inside the TCF Center in Detroit on Wednesday afternoon, chanting “stop the count” as votes in the battleground state were being tallied, a spokesperson for the city’s police department told ABC News.For capacity reasons, only a certain number of people are allowed inside the center at once, Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said. Challengers, who needed to be approved by the election board, were rotated in and out of the building because of the size limitation, according to Kirkwood.Michigan election laws permit registered voters in the state to observe ballot counting with approval, though it’s unclear if that was the group’s intent.“Election challengers may be appointed by political parties and qualified interest groups to observe the election process,” the law states. Once approved, the challenger must abide by several rules, including one where they must wear an official credential while observing the count.In photos and videos that went viral on social media, the group appeared to bang on the glass walls to be let in. Despite the commotion, Kirkwood said there were “no major concerns.”“Everything is manageable. There are people out there chanting, but that’s about it,” Kirkwood told ABC News.A poll challenger was removed from the ballot counting room by police, according to a videographer from Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV who was inside. However, Detroit police told ABC News that they did not make any arrests from the TCF Center.Earlier in the day, the Macomb County GOP encouraged supporters to stop by the TCF Center, urging “all hands on deck!,” according to an email that was obtained by ABC News.“Trained Poll Challengers and or Volunteers willing to be trained needed immediately at TCF Center (Cobo Hall),” the email read.The Macomb County Republican Party didn’t immediately return messages to ABC News to comment on Wednesday’s incident.The convention center is the major ballot processing location in Detroit, and ballots were still being counted in the key swing state. It is not clear exactly how many members of the group were at the TCF Center, and it was not clear who they were affiliated with.ABC News projected that former Vice President Joe Biden will win the state of Michigan as the Democratic candidate led Trump 49.8%-48.6% — or a difference of 61,237 votes — with 97% of the votes tallied.In New York, 20 people were arrested by the New York City Police Department after attempting to “hijack a peaceful protest by lighting fires, throwing garbage and eggs” in Manhattan Wednesday night, according to authorities.“We appreciate and value the importance of freedom of speech,” NYPD said in a statement.Police said they confiscated knives, M80 fireworks and a taser from the protests Wednesday night in the city.“Bringing weapons to peaceful protests cannot and will not be tolerated. We are currently working to de-escalate the situation. Anyone caught with a weapon will be arrested,” NYPD said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more