Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileTrans-Nationwide Express Plc is a transport and logistics company in Nigeria offering services for domestic and international express delivery, haulage, freight and other ancillary transportation and storage services. Logistic services include warehousing, e-commerce, air/sea freight and removals/packaging services. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc also offers a mailroom management service and courier services as well as specialised courier services for diagnostic biological samples and clinical trial supplies. Established in 1984 and formerly known as TNT Skypak Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Trans-Nationwide Express Plc in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Photographs: Alfonso Frade, A. Carlos HerreraText description provided by the architects. Perugino 42 is a five-town residence project located in front of “Parque Hundido” in Mexico City. It combines continuous indoor/outdoor spaces with a magnificent view of one of the main parks of this crowded city.Save this picture!© Alfonso FradeRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcretePorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – JacquardPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMThe initial approach for Perugino was to divide the land into parcels producing five single-family residences that maximize the linear, enclosed, narrow space. The main goal was to maintain an interior-exterior connection. This was achieved by dividing the main building structure into two separate volumes connected through glass bridges, generating a private open deck in the center that allows the entry of natural light. Save this picture!© A. Carlos HerreraThe three story houses were thoughtfully planned to provide it’s buyers with everything they need. Private parking space and a fully equipped room that can be used as an office are located on the ground floor, separated from the main house. The first floor has two bedrooms separated by a deck for privacy. The second floor allocates the dinning and living room with a balcony that extends into the park. This area is connected to the kitchen through a glass bridge and to the roof garden situated on the third floor. Save this picture!© A. Carlos HerreraThe houses are designed to fill the needs of a contemporary eco-friendly market by providing a complex rain-capturing and sun-heating water system. Save this picture!© Alfonso FradeThe materials used for building were mainly concrete for the core structure and “balau” wood for the façades. The software used for this project was SketchUp Pro 7.1 and LayOut 2.1.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessVertical Safari / Influx_StudioArticlesStraw Bale Eco Center / Students of Ball State University Department of ArchitectureArticles Share Projects Perugino 42 / Alfonso FradeSave this projectSavePerugino 42 / Alfonso Frade Mexico “COPY” 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/92787/perugino-42-alfonso-frade Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Alfonso Frade+ 24 Share ArchDaily Year: Architects: Alfonso Frade Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/92787/perugino-42-alfonso-frade Clipboard Area: 1010 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico Photographs Perugino 42 / Alfonso Frade “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAlfonso FradeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodMexico CityHousesMexicoPublished on December 04, 2010Cite: “Perugino 42 / Alfonso Frade” 04 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily photographs: Marcelo CáceresPhotographs: Marcelo Cáceres, Courtesy of emA ArquitectosSave this picture!© Marcelo CáceresRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The assignment was to build a small house for the keeper of a farm which corresponds to an ecological reserve in the urban limit of the city of Santiago. This place, despite being private property, was to have free access to practice mountain biking.Save this picture!© Marcelo CáceresThe rural condition of the place, the weather and the idea of creating a point of access and control to the place, led the architectural typology of the house. This worked on two concepts: dark vertical roof and natural colored wood walls. These conditions, in addition to the black colored windows, allow the house to be a neutral building in the natural environment. The red access door contrasts with the rest of the house.Save this picture!© Marcelo CáceresThe location of the house was chosen to meet project requirements and to optimize the sunlight.Save this picture!Elevation EastThe roof protects from water and snow in winter and high summer insolation. This was supported by the use of eaves, to which were incorporated vents. These vents work together with the upper chimney to generate a flow of air in between the ceiling, helping to prevent overheating in the warmer months. For the colder months, we worked with thermal insulation in the drop ceiling, allowing the temperature to keep warm inside.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ema ArquitectosThe oak wood cladding of the exterior walls is 70 millimeters thick. The faces of the wooden parts were placed without brushing and were ordered regularly. This result is external walls of high thermal resistance with a regularly ordered composition and great texture.Save this picture!© Marcelo CáceresIn the inner development, the program is divided into two areas, according to privacy requirements. Oriented towards the north-east are the bedrooms and bathrooms. Oriented towards the north-west are the living room and kitchen. In front of the house, we generated a covered outdoor space, which serves as access and porch.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ema ArquitectosThe construction of the house was done mostly with metallic structures and wooden plates which allowed a quick installation. The house is supported on metallic stilts allowing it to be less invasive with the ground surface.Thermal insulation is incorporated inside the walls, in ceilings and floor slab.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessMar Surf Center of Somo / Javier Romero Soto ArquitectoSelected ProjectsSchool Classroom / Loïc Picquet ArchitecteSelected Projects Share 2012 Save this picture!© Marcelo Cáceres+ 22 Share Casa Cuidador “Hijuela El Durazno” / emA ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCasa Cuidador “Hijuela El Durazno” / emA Arquitectos Area: 76 m² Area: 76 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Chile “COPY” Casa Cuidador “Hijuela El Durazno” / emA Arquitectos Photographs Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379711/casa-cuidador-hijuela-el-durazno-ema-arquitectos Clipboard 2012 Year: Year: CopyHouses•Las Condes, Chile Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379711/casa-cuidador-hijuela-el-durazno-ema-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: emA Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeemA ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesWoodLas CondesChilePublished on June 02, 2013Cite: “Casa Cuidador “Hijuela El Durazno” / emA Arquitectos” 02 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
One millionth London Marathon finisher is a hospital fundraiser Howard Lake | 10 May 2016 | News Photo: Shannon Foudy and daughter Catrin (courtesy of Virgin Money London Marathon) 70 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 London Marathon organisers have announced that the one millionth person to cross the annual event’s finishing line was Shannon Foudy, 39, from Hemel Hempstead. She was running to raise funds for her local hospital’s neonatal unit.Ms Foudy ran her first, and by all accounts, her last London Marathon to thank staff at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital for helping to save the life of her daughter Catrin. She was born six years ago at 26 weeks weighing only 2 lb 5 oz and the hospital’s treatment helped her survive complete organ failure and a brain haemorrhage.Ms Foudy ran the Virgin Money London Marathon in five hours 45 minutes.She described the experience as a “once in a lifetime chance and becoming the millionth is unbelievable”.#OneinaMillionAlthough the race took place two weeks ago it has taken organisers since then to confirm Ms Foudy was the millionth runner to pass the finishing line since the first runners did so in the inaugural London Marathon in 1981.Ms Foudy, a fundraiser, raised £2,300 on her JustGiving pageShe won a place in next year’s race, but has turned down the offer, describing the run as “really tough and painful”. However, her partner Jamie Fletcher has entered the ballot for the 2017 race, which has attracted a record 253,930 applicants. Tagged with: Events London marathon Research / statistics 69 total views, 1 views today Advertisement 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3
In 1999, the city of Emeryville, Calif., built the mall that now sits on the corner of Shellmound Street and Ohlone Way. This space was once a Ohlone Indigenous village site and was one of the largest shellmounds in the Bay Area. The sacred shellmound once stood over 60 feet high and 350 feet in diameter. It was considered the largest funerary complex of the Ohlone people.Sixteen years later on Nov. 28, over 100 protesters gathered, temporarily blocking a main intersection to the mall.Protest organizer Corrina Gould commented, “When the mall was built, we petitioned the City Council and asked them not to destroy our sacred sites, but the developers and the businesses ignored our voices. Although the mall was built, our resistance is alive and it has never died. Hence, every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, the biggest shopping day of the year, we’ve organized an educational protest to remind everyone that Ohlone peoples are alive in the Bay Area and we aim to educate the public on why and how the desecration of Ohlone sacred sites hurts Ohlones and everyone living here in the Bay Area. We also ask people to not shop at this mall.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous articleFirst Responders benefit from Gaelscoil SáirsealNext articleLISTEN: Treaty Talk EP52 With Matt O’Callaghan, Billy Lee, Declan Nash, John Ryan and Ciarán Carey Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin NewsPoliticsCleeves site must be used to benefit local communityBy Alan Jacques – February 1, 2019 1643 Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow WhatsApp Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list Anne Cronin, Labour Party Candidate, asking why Cleeves Factory is not been used as a hub to benefit Entire local Community.Picture Brendan GleesonA LABOUR Party local election candidate is advocating for the former Cleeves toffee factory site to be used for social, civic and community purposes that all residents of the area can enjoy.Anne Cronin, who Head of Homeless Services with Novas, says there is much discussion around the ten-acre site on the northern bank of the River Shannon, which is now owned by Limerick City and County Council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick City North candidate believes that it must be developed into a venue and environment that all city dwellers can benefit from.“This historic and heritage site dating back to the mid-nineteenth century cannot be sold to the highest bidder for yet another city centre hotel or commercial development that only those from a certain demographic see a benefit from – including it being used for UL’s expansion – a move that would again only benefit some,” she told the Limerick Post.The site adjoins the former Salesian Secondary School, where the city’s first Educate Together Secondary School is located.Ms Cronin was chair of the campaign group that campaigned for an Educate Together Secondary School in Limerick and chaired the first Board of Management of the school up to it opening its doors in September 2018.She now wants the Council to recognise what a great first step it is to have a school as the lynchpin of the development of the overall site.“Cities aren’t permanent and much of old Limerick has been demolished to make way for the new buildings we see today. Sometimes this has worked, other times it has not. Many lament the knocking of Cruises Hotel to make way for what is now Cruises Street which is now home to fewer and fewer commercial entities,” she said.She also thinks the Council should consider future generations and what kind of city we pass on to them.“My ambition is that the site at Cleeves becomes an adaptable space for civic life, a public and open space that allows for maximum engagement for young people, older people, children and all current and future citizens of this city.“We need to engage the creative economy so that the space can be used and designed by artists instead of the planning authorities, who bring a very different agenda in some instances,” she concluded. Email Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics
TAGSAhane NSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Linkedin Mayor Michael Collins (right) attending the official opening of the Ahane National School’s biodiversity garden with Siobhan Kennedy, principal (L) and Karen Carey, Ahane NS Parent’s Association (Centre)MAYOR of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Michael Collins, has officially opened the new biodiversity garden at Ahane National School in Laught, Lisnagry, Co Limerick.Mayor Collins was welcomed to the school and cut a recycled environmentally friendly ribbon made by the pupils of Second Class who were thrilled to have a VIP visiting their school.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the last number of weeks, the school community – children, parents and teachers – have worked together to create a wonderful outdoor learning space described as ‘a labour of love’ by Ahane National School principal Siobhan Kennedy.The children are growing cabbage, potatoes, lettuce, peas, onions and leeks in raised beds as well as a selection of herbs including mint, sage, parsley, chives and oregano with wild strawberries, raspberries and apple tree plants also set to bloom.The wild flower garden is also home to a pair of bug hotels and a nesting bird house made by the pupils as well as bee friendly ‘Cool Cups’ and a colourful fairy garden.The Mayor was shown around the Ahane National School garden by three pupils of Sixth Class, Isabelle Collins, Aoife Holland and Cara Nally. The three pupils were representing all Sixth Class pupils who are working hard towards securing a Green Flag for the school.The Green Flag application is being co – ordinated by Sixth Class teacher Ms. Maura Normile and Special Education Teacher Mr. Micheal O’Shea. The creation and development of the School Garden was co-ordinated by Second Class teacher Ms. Therese Tuohey and Principal Siobhán Kennedy.“The garden is part of work ongoing in the school to promote biodiversity and supporting Limerick as a European Green Leaf City,” Siobhan Kennedy explained.“Much of what has taken place in the garden has been incorporated into lessons in the classroom – from seed planting to learning why biodiversity is so important. The garden has a sensory theme to it, we’re growing herbs for scent and it is now a haven of peace and tranquillity and will be used as an extension of the classroom environment for learning and storytelling.“We are enjoying the many positive benefits of creating and caring for our school garden and are delighted that the Mayor took time to visit us and support our development of this garden space.” she said.Parents have been very interested in helping progress the garden and have donated a series of weather friendly images of birds which have been placed around the garden walls. They have also donated seeds, plants, herbs, garden ornaments and furniture to help it flourish into the summer months.Congratulating the school on its beautiful new outdoor classroom, Mayor Collins said: “I am really impressed by how knowledgeable and interested the children are in their environment, climate change and protecting it for the generations ahead.”“It was lovely to see how much care and attention the children, parents and teachers have put into the garden and I look forward to returning to Ahane National School when it receives its green flag.”For more information on Ahane National School visit ahanens.ie or follow us on Twitter @ahanens_ie Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articlePeter McVerry Trust to Deliver 38 New Social Housing Units in LimerickNext articleBurglary in Limerick City on May 17, 2021 – Two People Arrested and Charged Meghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print LimerickNewsGreen-fingered pupils at Ahane National School get thumbs up from MayorBy Meghann Scully – May 18, 2021 160 Advertisement
Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 24, 2017 2,132 Views The 100 degree Texas heat normally doesn’t lend itself to working outside; however, when it comes to Habitat for Humanity, the temperature doesn’t matter. On Saturday, July 22, volunteers, including Altisource, Fannie Mae, and U.S. Bank were there to help a family plant roots into a community.In 2016, Altisource, a provider of mortgage and real estate marketplace solutions, became a sponsor of Habitat for Humanity and began connecting with various habitat facilities around the country where they have a critical mass of Altisource employees.“The type of changes that Habitat is making in the lives of homeowners is significant and it goes well beyond just the numbers,” Altisource SVP of Government and Industry Relations, Kirk Willison said. “It’s down to the lifestyle and ability that people contribute to the civic and economic well-being of their community.”According to Kent Lemon, SVP of Default Operations at U.S. Bank, it gives him and the company an opportunity to give back.“At U.S. Bank, that’s what we’re all about—giving back to the community,” Lemon said. “In my opinion, it gives a family a fresh start, a brand-new home that they can start off with and live the American Dream, just like the rest of us.”Hard-hatted volunteers surrounded the home, some on ladders nailing down siding, others applying weather proofing—but most importantly, within the midst of this organized chaos was the Castillo-Mondrago Family who will have the keys to their new home as soon as construction is completed. As Maria Castillo, the soon-to-be homeowner, explained what it is like to be hands-on in the construction of her home via translator, she began to tear up.“It’s pretty emotional to have people we don’t know just come and work on our property without expecting anything in return,” Castillo said. “Right now we live in a mobile home, and even though it’s a clean mobile home, it’s just not where we want to stay.”Castillo explained that where they currently reside, trash flies under the house regularly and the neighborhood isn’t one she feels her and her family are safe in. To her, this home means peace of mind and tranquility.Much like anyone applying for a home loan, Willison explained that after the lot was purchased by Habitat for Humanity, an underwriting process for approval had to be completed before construction began. Though the loan may be structured slightly different, the family getting the home not only will make mortgage payments to Habitat for Humanity—they require the family to either work specifically on their home, or help another family with their home.“This isn’t free. This isn’t a home gift,” Willison said. “The future homeowners spend a lot of hours themselves on labor. They pay a mortgage when they have the opportunity. They’ve gone through an approval process to get into the home. Habitat makes that homeownership possible through a lot of volunteer efforts.”John Golden, AMDC and Kirk Willison, AltisourceJohn Thibaudeau, Director of Real Estate Asset Management at Fannie Mae, said though the build is obviously part of what they do at Fannie Mae in terms of supporting and promoting homeownership, the fact that they get to participate in things like Habitat for Humanity is remarkable.“For me, personally, I’ve always been passionate about homes and homeownership outside of my work at Fannie Mae, so to be able to come out here and participate in something that I love and that supports the mission of my company is pretty awesome,” said Thibaudeau.John Golden, Executive Director of the American Mortgage Diversity Council, which is focused on creating a diverse and inclusive mortgage industry for all, was also on hand helping with the build.”I appreciate Altisource for sharing the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others,” Golden said. “It’s efforts like this that demonstrate what the industry can do when it works together.” Altisource Fannie Mae Habitat for Humanity U.S. Bank 2017-07-24 Brianna Gilpin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Changes in Leadership to the OCC Next: Ocwen Announces New Partnership Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Working Together The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Working Together The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Altisource Fannie Mae Habitat for Humanity U.S. Bank Subscribe
iStock/Thinkstock(TUCSON, Ariz.) — A deputy U.S. Marshal was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday evening in Tucson, Arizona.The marshal was shot while trying to serve a felony warrant to 26-year-old Ryan Schlesinger at a residence in the city’s Miracle Manor neighborhood around 5:30 p.m. local time. The marshal was with other service officers at the time, authorities said.Tucson police officers responded to the scene shortly after the shooting and surrounded Schlesinger’s one-story home. The suspect ultimately surrendered and was taken into custody without incident or injury, authorities said.The wounded marshal was rushed to a local hospital where he died. Authorities have not yet released his name.“This is a tragic night for law enforcement in Tucson and obviously across the state of Arizona,” Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said at a press conference Thursday. “Our hearts go out to this marshal’s family.”The police chief said serving warrants can be “very dangerous” work.“You never really know how somebody is going to react to that,” he explained. “Obviously, a warrant still means that somebody has their day in court but there are times when the individual being served doesn’t see it that way and we really don’t know what’s going through their head when they make a decision to do something like this.”Federal agencies are working with the Tucson Police Department to investigate the deadly shooting.“It’s very tough and it’s hard to make any sense of it, but that’s what the investigation is for and we’ll know more in the upcoming days and weeks,” Magnus told reporters when declining to provide more details on the incident.Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey took to Twitter to express his “deepest condolences” to the slain marshal’s family and fellow law enforcement officers.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
WKEF-TV(DAYTON, Ohio) –In the second mass shooting in less than 15 hours, at least nine people were killed and 27 injured early on Sunday after a gunman in body armor and wielding an AK-47-style assault rifle opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, according to police.Police confirmed Sunday afternoon the suspected gunman’s 22-year-old sister is among those who were were shot to death.The suspected shooter was shot and killed by responding officers “in less than a minute” after opening fire in the bustling Oregon District of Dayton, Mayor Nan Whaley said Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week.” Police said they were only aware of one shooter.“What’s scary about that is that if they were not there, the hundreds of lost lives we would’ve had in the Oregon District,” Whaley said.The suspected gunman was identified as 24-year-old Connor Stephen Betts, Lt. Col. Matt Carper, the assistant Dayton police chief, said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.Carper also released the names of all nine victims killed, including Betts’ sister, Megan Betts.He identified the other victims slain as Lois Oglesby, 27, Saeed Saleh, 38, Derrick Fudge, 57, Logan Turner, 30, Nicholas Cumer, 25, Thomas McNichols, 25, Beatrice Warren-Curtis, 36, and Monica Brickhouse, 39.Connor Betts lived in the Dayton suburb of Bellbrook, where FBI and Dayton police executed a search warrant on his home Sunday morning, according to Bellbrook Police Chief Doug Doherty. The chief told reporters that his agency had no previous contact with Betts.The mass shooting in Dayton followed a mass shooting Saturday morning in El Paso, Texas, where 20 people were killed and more than two dozen injured when a gunman, also wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle, opened fire without warning.Dana Raber, 20, of Bellbrook, said she was a friend of Megan Betts, when they were both high school students.“She was wonderful,” Raber told reporters gathered near the Betts family home in Bellbrook on Sunday. “She was different in a very good way. That’s why we got along, I supposed. She’s very sweet, had her own opinions and was loud and kind in a way that her brother was quiet and stayed more to himself.”She said she was unaware of any friction between Megan and Connor Betts.“They are a family I admired, and I don’t know how they’re going to get through this. They were always very nice to me,” Raber said.The back-to-back massacres came a week after a gunman killed three people and injured more than a dozen others at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California.Authorities responded quickly to the Dayton shooting, first reported at 1:07 a.m., and said police are regularly present in the crowded neighborhood full of bars and restaurants.Whaley said the shooter wore armor and was carrying a .223-caliber rifle similar to an AK-47 and additional high-capacity magazines.The shooting could have been much worse, according to Whaley, as “thousands of people” were in the bustling Oregon District at the time “enjoying their Saturday evening.”Miami Valley Hospital emergency physician Dr. Randy Marriott said at a news conference Sunday morning that his emergency room received 16 victims from the shooting in the Oregon District. He said four victims were admitted to the hospital, and one was in critical condition.Marriott said the majority of victims his staff treated suffered gunshots wounds, and several patients were injured running from the gunfire. He added that hospital staff received virtually no warning before wounded victims began arriving at the hospital in police cars and ambulances.The Kettering Health Network, composed of nine hospitals in Dayton, said multiple victims were also treated at its medical centers. Elizabeth Long, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said nine of the victims were treated at the network’s Grandview Medical Center, where three remained in serious condition and three others were in fair condition.Long said victims were shot in the lower extremities, and some suffered abdominal wounds. She said one victim suffered a laceration to the foot, running from the gunfire.Dayton Police Chief Richard Biele said the gunman has been identified, but he declined to release his name during a news conference Sunday morning.Asked if she suspects the gunman acted as a copycat of the mass shooting on Saturday morning in El Paso, Texas, that left 20 people dead and at least 26 injured, Mayor Whale said, “I can’t speculate on that, frankly. We’ll have more to say on that in the coming hours.”The shooting took place in Dayton’s Oregon District, a collection of bars, restaurants and local businesses in the city’s downtown. The entire shooting took place outside, Biele said.Witnesses said the shooting erupted as hundreds of people were lined up outside on the sidewalk to get into nightclubs, or crowded around street musicians performing.“Most of us can’t get to our cars because there are bodies scattered all over across the street from our cars,” an eyewitness told Dayton ABC affiliate WKEF-TV. “People that were shot, hit, innocent people — we can’t get home to our families now, and those people aren’t going home to their families either.” Whaley said she received several calls from across the country.“I’m heartbroken,” Whaley tweeted Sunday morning. “Thank you to our first responders for all that you’ve done. We will share updates as we have more information.”In addition to local police, the FBI is on scene assisting with the investigation.The Dayton Police Department said in a tweet just after 3 a.m. that they were “actively investigating an active shooter incident in the #OregonDistrict. Please avoid the area.”“This is a large scene and investigation. Thank you for your patience,” Dayton police added in a subsequent tweet.Two bars in the Oregon District — Hole in the Wall and Ned Peppers — wrote on Instagram that their staff was safe.Kettering Health Network, which operates eight hospitals in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas, said it was treating patients, but offered no specifics.The shooting comes just 14 hours after a gunman killed 20 people and injured over two dozen more at a Walmart 1,600 miles away in El Paso, Texas. The shooting was the eighth-deadliest in modern U.S. history. Five of the top 10 deadliest shootings in U.S. history have occurred since 2016.President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the “FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio,” adding that “updates will be given” as more information is gathered in both shootings.He added in a subsequent tweet, “God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.”During his Sunday mass, the pope referenced the three shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton, asking worshipers “to join my prayer for the people who lost their lives, the injured and their family members.”“I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio in the United States, striking defenseless people,” Pope Francis said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.