– Advertisement – LONDON — Peter Sutcliffe, who was convicted of killing 13 women and attempting to murder seven others in a yearslong spree that led newspapers to call him the Yorkshire Ripper, died on Friday. He was 74.Mr. Sutcliffe’s death was announced by Britain’s Prison Service, which said he had underlying health conditions and had tested positive for the coronavirus. A coroner will investigate the cause of death.- Advertisement – “It is difficult to find words that are adequate in my judgment to describe the brutality and gravity of these offenses,” the judge, Leslie Boreham, said on the day of his sentencing. “I express the hope that, when I have said life imprisonment, it will mean precisely that.” He was convicted in 1981 in the murders of 13 women over the course of five years in northern England and given a life sentence for each, the maximum permitted. The murders, which occurred between 1975 and 1980, gripped the public and the authorities, and the lengthy investigation was “a source of considerable embarrassment to the police,” The New York Times wrote at the time.Mr. Sutcliffe was interviewed by the police several times during their investigations in the 1970s. His arrest came after he was found with fake license plates on his car; he confessed to the murders, many of which were carried out from behind with a hammer and knife. A jury of six men and six women convicted him. “He ruined so many lives,” Richard McCann, the son of Mr. Sutcliffe’s first known victim, told Sky News. “He will go down as one of those figures from the 20th century in the same league I suppose as someone like Hitler.”- Advertisement – Mr. McCann’s mother, Wilma McCann, was killed on Oct. 30, 1975. Others would follow in a reign of terror as police focused on mistaken leads and a hoax recording they thought was from the killer.A 1981 report into the police investigation’s failings was released under the Freedom of Information Act in 2006. Known as the Byford report, for the official who wrote it, it cited a “curious and unexplained lull” in Mr. Sutcliffe’s criminal activities between 1969 and 1975. The report concluded that it was “highly improbable that the crimes in respect of which Sutcliffe has been charged and convicted are the only ones attributable to him.”Mr. Sutcliffe, who also used the surname Coonan, served much of his sentence at a psychiatric hospital and was moved to Frankland prison, in northeast England, in 2016, The Associated Press reported.- Advertisement –
According to the plaintiffs, the subsequent financial statements painted a rosy picture of future growth, when in fact the company was using an obsolete business model, and its prospects were declining.On 28 February 2014, NII issued a press release revealing a larger-than-expected net loss for calendar year 2013, together with a net loss of nearly 250,000 subscribers.Investors were told the company would have to “significantly improve its operating performance and consider other options to enhance its liquidity position to meet its financial obligations and fund its business in 2015 and beyond”.As a result, NII’s share price fell by 55%, while the market price of its debt fell by more than 10%.The plaintiffs alleged that, because of false statements and concealments of adverse information by the defendants, the prices of NII’s securities had been artificially inflated during the class period, which runs from 25 February 2010 to 27 February 2014.This also applied, they said, to $1.45bn worth of debt issued by NII Capital, the company’s subsidiary, in two offerings during 2011.As a result, the plaintiffs claimed to have suffered significant losses and damages because of the decline in the market value of NII’s securities.The defendants were NII Holdings, NII Capital, several officers and a number of banks including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Securities, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) and Deutsche Bank Securities, which were underwriters for NII’s offerings.The case was filed in the district court for the Eastern District of Virginia before Judge Leonie Brinkema.The settlement is subject to approval by the court in September.Investors that believe they may form part of the class and wish to claim a share of the settlement should do so by 28 September 2016. Danica Pension and Industriens Pensionsforsikring have agreed a $41.5m (€37.4m) settlement in a US class action involving securities issued by telecommunications company NII.Among the other plaintiffs were the State-Boston Retirement System, the Pension Trust Fund for Operating Engineers Pension Plan and the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund.NII, based in Virginia, operates wireless voice and data networks throughout Latin America under the Nextel brand.In 2009, NII started a transition to a new 3G network, which involved building radio antenna towers, some of which would be sold off, then leased back.
Ighalo completed a loan switch from Chinese Super League campaigners Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline.Read Also: Amokachi names two Nigerians good for Eagles’ jobThe Nigerian forward was the top scorer at the 2019 African Cup of Nations and will be looking forwaed to reeact his sharpness in the Premier League.Ighalo netted 10 goals in 19 matches this past season and Man United would love a similar return during his six months loan spell.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Old Trafford dwellers uploaded a photo on social media of the retired Nigerian striker posing with his number 25 jersey. Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has been unveiled finally as a Manchester United player.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?No Good Disney Role Models For Boys?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs